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I $2.7m RECORD FOR ASTON DB4GT Z A GAT  SpAorts Ca It's ready for the street. Would you dare? 170 CARS RATED The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends MASERATI CONCEPT SELLS FOR $1m Getting Your Deposit Back When a Deal Goes South 6 . 0 0 U S $ 8 . 00C A N 05> 098 0 1003 6 D May 2005


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THE PEBBLE BEACH AUCTION PRESENTED BY GOODING Ek COMPANY OUTSTANDING CARS ACHIEVE OUTSTANDING RESULTS 1966 FERRARI 275 GTS "SOLD-s264,000" 1956 MERCEDES 300SL "SOLD-s418,000" 1955 OSCA MT4 "SOLD-s429,000" 1931 CADILLAC V16 "SOLD-s484,000" 1936 PACKARD SUPER 8 "SOLD-s341,000" 1909 MERCEDES TOURER "SOLD-S660,000" GOODING & COMPANY set a world record at auction for an American car and achieved the top prices for a Mercedes, Cadillac and Packard during the 2004 Pebble Beach week CONTACT US NOW TO CONSIGN SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2005 PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER Pebble Beachi,, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance ,. the Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance Logo and distinctive images of Pebble Beache are trademarks, service marks, and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. Used by permission. GOODING 8c COMPANY www.goodingco.com  DAVID GOODING  TEL: (310) 899-1960  1528 6rH STREET SUITE 120 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 FAX: (310) 899-0930  DAVID BROWNELL EASTERN U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TEL: (802) 362-4719  E-MAIL: dbrownell@goodingco.com  E - MAIL: david@goodingco.com Comoany Inc Dealer NtoTter 81)&36


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BENTLEY ER n stock • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 Fresh, full documented restoration. s/n: 04 • 1995 Ferrari 412T2 F-1 Ex. Gerhard Ber ger. s/n: 163 • 1991 Jaguar XJR15 Very few hours since restoration b y TWR. s/n: 001-Race • 1993 Jaguar XJ220 45 state US conversion. 3,000 km. • 1967 Lamborg,hini Muira P400 Many updates, California ownership since new. s/n: 3069 • 1980 Lotus Type 81/3 F-1 Ex. Andretti/De An gelis car. s/n: EL 81/3 • 1935 MG PB "Cream Cracker" 1 of 3 Factory "works" race cars. s/n: PB10535 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares packa ge incl. extra en gines. s/n: 90-05 • 1973 Porsche 2.7RS Upgraded 2.8 litre en gine. s/n: 911 360 0830 • 1973 Porsche 2.7RS Recently restored. Tourin g model. s/n: 911 360 1530 • 1967 Shelby American Can Am "Cougar Cobra" 1 of 3 built. Only known extant. s/n: 002 • 1950 Talbot-Lag,o T26 Grand Sport Fully restored. "Real" Grand Sport. sin:102028 Marc* C' AR C'OMPANY www.symbolicmotors.com SYMBOLIC ?mon lb-rippiiimip" N.34..11,„1-16,1• • 1995 Ferrari 412T2 Formula 1 • Last year of the famous Ferrari V12's. rot. 7140 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454_1800 • Fax. 858.45/1.1890


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THE WORLDWIDE GROUP  PRESENTS THE HOUSTON CLASSIC 10TH ANNUAL WOODEN KEELS & CLASSIC WHEELS  AUCTION 8r CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE  Benefiting the the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston APRIL 30, 2005 AT THE LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB, SEABROOK, TEXAS THE WORLDWIDE GROUP IS PROUD TO OFFER AT AUCTION ONE OF THE PREMIER AND MOST IMPORTANT EARLY SCUDERIA FERRARI RACE CARS The Ex-Scuderia Ferrari 1930 ALFA ROMEO 6C1750 GRAND SPORT LIGHTWEIGHT ZAGATO The Scarfiotti 1931 Mille Miglia Winning PROVENANCE HISTORY ORIGINALITY Scarfiotti driving his SF Team Alfa 866.273.6394 or visit WWW.THEWWG.COM gine cdutomobile uction, g1/2femionala


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THE WORLDWIDE GROUP 1930 DU ESEN BERG LAG RAN D  DUAL COWL PHAETON  1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 440 6 PACK CONVERTIBLE NOW ACCEPTING QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS 1929 AUBURN BOATTAIL  SPEEDSTER  1955 JAGUAR XK-140  ROADSTER  1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO 1970 FERRARI 365 GT  22 COUPE  1987 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE  CONVERTIBLE  OFFERED WI-THOU I RI SERVF 1999 SHELBY SERIES 1 SC ROADSTER 1952 ALFA ROMEO GC 3000CM  BARCH ETTA RECREATION  1952 LANCIA AURELIA BY GHIA  1 OF 3  1970 PLYMOUTH H EMI 'CUDA COUPE FEATURING AUTOMOBILES FROM 3 PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE FOR AUCTION ENTRY INQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL JOHN KRUSE OR ROD EGAN ROD C. EGAN, AUCTIONEER - TX Uc. AUCTN R00013228 866.273.6394 or visit WWW.THEWWG.COM gine CAutomo bile GI action, ,cAofemio nab


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Keith Martin 'c  C The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends May 2005 . Volume 17 . Number 5 Boxer With Royal Heritage Aston DB4GT Zagato COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 36 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Boxer King Hussein's Boxer sells at twice the going rate. Steve Ahlgrim 40 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Highest price paid for an Aston at auction: $2.6m. Steve Serbo 44 1976 Alfeffa Sedan Another B-J world record: Silk Alfetta. Donald Osborne 46 1972 Maserati Boomerang Concept Price hits seven figures, but was it the bidders or the exchange rate? Donald Osborne 48 1985 Porsche 928S Huge $30k price doesn't mean yours is worth even half that much. Jim Schrager 52 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Eldorado Biarritz clone gets real car, $96k. Marit Anne Peterson 54 1964 Lancia Flavia Sport $70k for a Lancia rallyist's dream come true. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: James Mann 170 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 58 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ RM blows the roof off the Biltmore with an 518.8m, one-afternoon sale. Carl Bomstead 68 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ Thanks to a $2,13m factory-team Cobra and plenty of muscle-car heavyweights. Drew and Josephine move $11m. Daniel Grunwald 74 Kruse International, Avondale, AZ Kruse goes head to head with Silver, to bring in $4.3m from a mixture of Detroit Iron and pre-war Europeans. Dave Kinney 80 Silver Auctions, Fort McDowell, AZ Only 53% sold, but sales up at $4.4m in a transitional year. B. Mitchell Carlson 88 Christie's, Paris, France Boomerang show car returns $1m; 52% sold for a $2.6m total. Donald Osborne and Richard Hudson-Evans 92 Artcurial Poulain, Paris, France A thin crowd only ponies up $1m. Tad Dinsmore 96 eBay Motors Sampler A sampler of this month's screaming, both fiscally and verbally, cyberspace deals. Geoff Archer


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Les Grandes Marques 6 Mon A Sale of Important Motor Cars and Automo to include the Jean-Pierre Belt Collection 16 May 2005 Entries are now invited MonacdP16 M Main image . 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 Typ SS Sports Tourer For further information on the most famous sale in the European calendar, established over nearly two decades and held in a magical setting prior to the Monaco Grand Prix, please call Simon Kidston, Benoit Gilles or Matthieu Lamoure in Geneva on +41 (22) 300 3160 or email simon.kidston@bonhams.com, benoit.gilles@bonhams.com or matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com . Illustrated above  Winner of the 1973 Le Mans 24 Hours  1973 Matra M5670B-02  Illustrated above: 1998 McLaren F1 An ultra low mileage example Europe 7 Avenue Pictet-de-Rochemont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0)22 300 3160 +41 (0)22300 3035 fax UK 101 New Bond Street London WI 1SR +44(0)20 7447 7447 +44(0)20 7447 7400 fax USA 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax Australia 7 Anderson Street Sydney Australia 2028 +61 (02) 9327 7311 +61 (02) 9327 2917 fax


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The Honda 600 tow-rig conversion, an early prototype for the new Ridgeline, sold for $3,180 to Hollywood's oddball vehicle aficionado and longtime SCMer Sadly Bose. Was seen three days later as his personal golf cart on the grounds of Westworld during Barrett-Jackson. At this price, it probably was cheaper than renting one out there —B. Mitchell Car/son's report on Silver Fort McDowell begins on p. 80 COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 12 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Kristen Hall-Geisler 22 Affordable Classic: 1983-87 TVR 280i Rob Sass 24 Legal Files: Getting Your Deposit Back John Draneas 26 Collecting Thoughts: Buy low, sell high How one man does it. Kathleen Donohue Karapondo 38 Sheehan Speaks: Duesie vs. Ferrari: Which is a better bargain? Michael Sheehan 42 English Patient: All About the Healey 100-Six Gary Anderson 50 Porsche Gesprdch: Special Model 911s Jim Schrager 100 Motobilia: Turning $50 into $10,000 Carl Bomstead 102 Bike Buys: Lambretta Scooters Paul Duchene 114 eWatch: Subscribe to SCM and make $4,600! Carl Bomstead FEATURES 8( DEPARTMENTS 14 Auction Calendar 16 You Write, We Read 20 America by FIAT: Newsflash: Fiat to re-enter American market. 28 SCM Picks - Scottsdale: A first-time sojourn to the desert bazaar. 32 SCM Around the World - Geneva Motor Show 34 SCM Around the World - Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection 49 20 Year Picture 97 Fresh Meat - 2005 Lambo Murcielago, 2005 Aston Martin DB9, 2005 Hummer H2 SUT 98 Price Guide - Italian Cars Sheehan Speaks 103 Neat Stuff 103 Glovebox Notes - 2005 Chevy Corvette Convertible, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 104 Mystery Photo 105 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 18 Display Advertisers Index 106 Showcase Gallery 110 Resource Directory 4t. N*4 if


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Bonhams BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS b APPRAISERS 793 Brookline Saturday April 30 An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia Larz Anderson Auto Museum 15 Newton Street Brookline, MA Preview Friday April 29 Historically, this exciting sale at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum has presented high-caliber motor cars, motorcycles, and automobilia, attracting international bidding and establishing landmark sales. Our 2005 sale continues in this tradition with the consignment of the ex-Winthrop Rockefeller 1948 Tucker 48 (Chassis no. 1029). This sale will also include fine classic and sports cars such as the 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost by Stuarts of Calcutta, a finely restored 1957 Porsche Speedster, and a 1930 Cadillac Model 452 Fleetwood Roadster. Also, included in this sale is a highly important collection of approximately 50 motorcycles, many to be offered without reserve. This collection features spectacular Vincents, Nortons, Triumphs, a Vellocette, and an important Vincent A-Type. Illustrated Catalog: $40 plus S&H Pictured: The ex-Winthrop Rockefeller 1948 Tucker 48 Second row, left to right: 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Coachwork by Stuarts of Calcutta Chassis No. 47 AG 1930 Cadillac Model 452 Fleetwood Roadster 1957 Porsche SpeedsterChassis No. 83490 Consignments Now Invited To consign your property please contact one of the following specialists or consultants: Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Mike FitzSimons (203) 622 6093 mike@fiteng.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203 malcolm.barber@bonhams.com Jonathan Stein (610) 779 9710 jonathan.stein@bonhams.com John Sweeney, Director, Larz Anderson Auto Museum (617) 522 6547 johns@shaw.net Bonhams & Butterfields, 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California 94103; (415) 391 4000, (415) 391 4040 fax, www.bonhams.com/us © 2005, Bonharns & Butterfields. All nghts ,eserved. MA Auctionee, License Nos. 2656, 2712


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Of Miatas and Mini-Cars T he 1974 Mustang 11, by nearly any standard, was a pathetic shadow of the original. It was also a terrific sales success, its 384,000 units sold far outstripping the 134,267 of the 1973, final-year, "Big Mustang." The reason Mustang us flew out of the showroom was simple. Gas prices zoomed as a result of the 1973 fue crises, and the Mustang II was, compared to the car it replaced, a small, fuel-efficient vehicle. Fuel prices are again on the increase, and there are many daring, innovative economical autos being introduced. Unfortunately, few of them will ever be sold in the U.S. I've just returned from my first Geneva Motor Show, in Switzerland. I was the guest of Mazda as it unveiled its all-new Miata (more about that below). Now, being a sporty-car guy, it was natural that I was drawn to the many types of small cars on display that we simply don't have available in the U.S. Yes, European driving patterns and expectations are different than ours. First of all, as a rule Europeans are simply smaller than Americans, although statistics show that as our fast-food outlets pervade their continent, they are beginning to supersize themselves as well. Second, European cities are far more congested than their American counterparts, so vehicle size is a critical issue. A BMW X5, one of the smaller mid-size sport-utes, is about as a large a car that can comfortably navigate the narrow streets of Europe, as well as have any hope of finding a parking space. The Suburbans, Excursions, Hummers and the like so prevalent here simply don't work over there. Aside from size, they don't work because gas is well over $5 per gallon, making a truck that gets 12 mpg a very expensive proposition. So given the constraints of size and economy of use, European car manufacturers have come up with a dazzling array of solutions, ranging from three-cylinder microcars, to four-door Smart cars with a smaller footprint than the new Beetle, to minivans that seat seven while taking up a minimum of space. The success of the Toyota Prius, despite its relatively high price and the long time it will take an owner to reap any real savings on its improved fuel economy, shows that many consumers are ready to pay a premium for the right kind of thoughtful, environmentally friendly car. And the increase in the cost of fuel, which will only continue, simply provides a more fertile selling ground for those manufacturers agile and clever enough to create good product to put before consumers. THE MIATA IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE MX-5 While SCM's focus is not primarily on new cars, Mazda thought that as a magazine immersed in the world of sports cars, we would find the debut of the new Miata to be of interest. And it was. The Miata, introduced in 1989 when the only other affordable convertible option was the sorry, long-in-the-tooth, spoiler-bedecked Alfa Romeo Spider, was a revelation. While all other manufacturers had simply abandoned the low-cost, two-seat convertible market, Mazda attacked it with a vengeance. The first-generation Mazda, with its 1.6-liter twin-cam motor, and 10 WHAT'S IN A NAME But there's one place where Mazda is going horribly wrong. They are not going to badge this car as a Miata, but as an MX-5, to bring its nomenclature in line with what the car is called in the rest of the world. According to highly placed sources in Mazda, "We'll call the car the Miata in the U.S., but won't have that anywhere on the car, and its official name will be MX-5." How dumb is that? Here you have the greatest selling roadster of all time, one with huge club membership and large numbers involved in autocrossing and spec racing. All of these enthusiasts don't love their MX-5s, they love their Miatas. In fact, a quick informal survey of a dozen of my carguy buddies revealed that while all of them knew what a Miata was, only two of them had any idea what an MX-5 was. Further, while the Japanese and Germans have a bizarre attraction to cars with nonsensical combinations of letters and numbers, like Z4, SC300 and C230, Americans have always preferred cars with names, like Mustang, Impala and Charger. To take away the name of the car that reinvented the roadster is simply an arrogant slap at the hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts in the U.S. who have helped make the Miata the success it has been. Mazda should give the gang that has been buying and loving its roadster for 15 years a break. How difficult can it be to stick a little Miata badge on each car? If you have feelings about this to share with Mazda, go to mazdausa .com and click on "contact us." Perhaps it's not too late to get Mazda to recognize what an egregious error it is to make the popular name of the most successful sports car of all time an in-house afterthought and replace it with a cold alphanumeric. At the least, we can demonstrate the affection we have for the little roadster. At the best, they might even listen to their potential customers (I know, a nearly unheard of reaction in the car industry) and do the right thing.• Sports Car Market slick-shifting five-speed gearbox, was the Lotus Elan that should have been. In fact, SCM noted at the time that Lotus, rather than build the wildly expensive, Isuzu-engined, front-drive M100 Elan, should simply have bought every Miata built, put a Lotus nameplate on the nose, marked the car up $5,000 and been done with it. After 700,000 units and 16 years, the first all-new Miata since 1989 made its bow in Geneva. While we're reluctant to judge a car only by its looks and the proclamations of the PR gang, it certainly appears that Mazda will have a winner on its hands. The car is slightly larger in all directions, partly to accommodate consumer-required items like side airbags. But it still retains a sense of compactness and purposefulness. The 2.0-liter engine will offer 160 hp, up 20, driving the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. While lacking the subtly voluptuous curves of the last iteration of the Miata, nonetheless it has a fresh and muscular appearance. Of special note is the factory hardtop, with an overly large rear window reminiscent of those from the 1967 Alfa Duettos. The all-new version of the world's best-selling sports car Pricing was not released, but the folks at Mazda were keenly aware that Pontiac has pegged its soon-to-be-released Solstice at $19,995 (albeit at that price with anachronistic oddities like manual windows and mirrors), so expect the Miata to be priced accordingly.


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The Inside Line Events v The inaugural Quail Motorcycle Tour will leave from Los Angeles April 10 and conclude in Carmel, CA, April 14. The event includes a visit to the Otis Chandler Motorcycle Museum and a gala dinner at the Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club. 831.626.2478, www .quaillodge.com. (CA) v "Driving  Futures Past" will be exhibited at the Petersen Automotive Museum from April 16 to September 11. The exhibit features 75 pieces of concept car art, models, and futuristic automobiles, including the 1936 Through -.411111 "Driving Through Futures Past" Stout Scarab. 323.930.2277, www.petersen.org . (CA) V The Petersen Museum also presents the 2005 Cars and Stars Gala May 12, a significant fundraiser for the museum, featuring the exhibition "Musclecars: Power to the People." Guests will include Hollywood celebrities and automotive legends. 323.964.6366, www.petersen .org. (CA) 6/ The third annual Southwest Se7ens Festival, held May 21-22 in Cresson, TX, welcomes Lotus Seveninspired sports cars of any make or model. Activities include road racing events sponsored by NASA, a tech session, and a high-performance driving seminar. 817.431.5191, sw7fest@verizon.net. (TX) The annual Julian Classic Motoring Show will be held May 29 at Menghini Winery in the gold rush town of Julian, CA. Proceeds from this event, which includes awards, food and wine tasting, benefit Julian Firefighters. 760.765.1984, www.julianclassic.com . (CA) t/ 500 km in a car worth $500 or less—that's the premise of The Semi-Celebrated Double 500. Cars will depart from Sausalito June 18 at 8:00 a.m. and return (if still running) in time for lunch and a free car News  v As cars such as the Lotus Esprit and Ferrari 308 become collectible, American Collectors Insurance announces that it will insure select cars from the '80s. Does that include your Pontiac Fiero? Contact the agency to find out. 800.360.2277, www.americancollectors.com . V Daytona  &  Radio, in partnership with Media Management Marketing, will be promoting women in the au- 12  tomotive industry on a weekly segment of the show. Guests will address topics such as racing and new products, while highlighting the difference women are making in the automotive industry. 208.938.5683, www. daytona-nfriends .com . v Carroll  Shelby  Friends Superformance International have settled their remaining differences regarding alleged trademark infringements involving the and Shelby Cobra and Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe body shapes. The new licensing arrangement names Superformance as the only component manufacturer with permission to replicate the 289 and 427 roadsters, and Daytona Coupes, while Shelby Automobiles and its dealer network will remain the sole outlet for authentic Shelby Cobra-branded products. 310.914.1843, www. carrollshelby .com.* the grounds of Lilypons Water Gardens in Buckeystown, MD. Pets and picnics are encouraged. 301.831.5300, www.chesapeakeehaptermgtclub.com . (MD) 1/ The Austin-Healey Club of America and the Triad Austin-Healey Club of North Carolina are hosting the Carolina Conclave, June 26-July 1. Over 300 registrants plus hundreds of visitors are expected to attend the 30th anniversary of conclaves and the 50th anniversary of the Austin-Healey 100S. 336.852.8909, www .triadaustinhealeyclub.g33x.com. (NC) v The Portland Historic Races will commemorate the Shelby Mustang GT 350R at this year's vintage racing event, July 8-10. The event will also include the return of the Historic Stock Car Racing Series and Vmoto, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts dedicated to restoring, preserving, and racing vintage bikes. 503.274.0019, www.portlandhistorics.com . (OR) v The fourth annual Italian Car Festival is set to take place July 10 in Canton, OH. Vintage and new Ferraris, Innocenti, Maseratis, and more have been featured in past years, and this year will include awards for more classes of vehicles. 330.363.5055, lcontie@aultnian .com. show. Prizes for best decoration. 415.479.9950, www .ealifomiamille.com. (CA) V The Porsche Club of America is holding its 50th Porsche Parade in Hershey, PA, June 24-July 1. They've planned a full week of competitive events and activities for one of the largest gatherings of Porsche race and street cars from around the world. 443.562.0091, www .pca.org/parade/2005. (PA) v The Chesapeake chapter of the New England MGT Register has organized the 28th annual Original British Car Day for June 26. The event will again be held on Upcoming APRIL Texas 1000 Bluebonnet Run —Apr. 10-15 vintagerallies.com (TX) HERO Irish Tour and Thal —Apr. 18-23 hero.org.uk (IRE) California Mille — californiamille.com (CA) Tour Auto Lissac — tour-auto.com (FR) MAY Modena Cent° Ore — modenacentooreclassic.it (IT) glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Mille Miglia — vintagerallies.com (ME) millemiglia.it (IT) New England 1000 julianclassic.com (CA) JUNE Greenwich Concours d'EleganceJune 4-5 greenwichconcours.com (CT) The Semi-Celebrated Double 500—June 18 califomiamille.com (CA) Le Mans Legend — June 18 www.maisonblanche.co.uk (FR) 24 Hours at Le Mans — www.lemans.org (FR) Porsche Parade — June 24 pca.org/parade/2005 (PA) Original British Car Day – June 18 July 1 — June 26 chesapeakechaptermgtclub.com (MD) JULY Goodwood Festival of Speed —July 8-10 goodwood.co.uk (UK) AUGUST HERO African Adventure—August 3-31 hero.org.uk (SA) The Quail — quaillodge.com (CA) SEPTEMBER Carolina Trophy Aug. 19 Lotus Owners Gathering—Aug. 26-29 lotuscarclub.org (MO) — carolinatrophy.com (NC) Glenmoor Gathering — — - vintagerallies.com (ME) Sports Car Market Sep. 6 10 - Sep. 16 18 - glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Forza Mine Sep. 18 23 May 19 22 - — May 22 27 - Julian Classic Motoring Show— May 29 May 7 10 - Glenmoor Gathering Spring Tour—May 15 Apr. 24 28 - Apr. 25 30 -


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Crossing the Block PREView V A private collection of 25 automobiles will be offered at no reserve at the RIVI Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction. In addition to this significant collection, a 1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and 1992 AC Cobra are also up for bids. 519.352.4575, www.rmauctions .com. (ON) V Christie's Vintage Motor Cars at the Jack Barclay Showroom, to be held April 19, will feature a 1936 Talbot 3.5-Liter 110 four-seater sports tourer by Vanden Plas. Other cars consigned to this, the first London auction of the season, include a 1911 Renault AX, 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso and a 1969 Jaguar E-type. +44.20.7389.2138, www .chri sties .com. (UK) VA 1969 Camaro RS/SS coupe will be one of the featured cars at RM's Michigan Spring Classic Car Auction, April 2224 at the Novi Expo Center. Also among the 400+ cars expected at the auction is an award-winning Calendar  All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@ sportscarmarket.com APRIL England —Apr. 12-13 H&H — Buxton Missouri —Apr. 15-17 BRANSON — Branson Ontario — Apr. 15-17 RM — Toronto England — Apr. 18 BONHAMS — London England —Apr. 19 CHRISTIE'S — London Michigan — Apr. 22-24 RM — Novi Indiana — Apr. 29-30 KRUSE — Auburn Missouri — — Apr. 29 30 - MECUM Kansas City Massachusetts — England Apr. 30 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Brookline 14  MAY England — May 2-3 BARONS — Surrey Arkansas — May 6-7 KRUSE — Hot Springs Nevada — May 7-8 SILVER — Reno Washington — May 11 SILVER — Spokane Monaco—May 16 BONHAMS — Monte Carlo Indiana — KRUSE Illinois — — May 19 22 Auburn - May 26 29 - MECUM Rockford California — — - May 27 29 - BARRETT JACKSON Indiana — May 28 KRUSE — Angola JUNE Nevada — June 3-4 KRUSE — — — — June 6 Las Vegas June 4 BONHAMS Newport Pagnell England CHRISTIE'S — London — Costa Mesa England — June 6-7 BARONS — Surrey England KRUSE England — June 7 8 - H&H — Buxton Oklahoma — — — Tulsa June 10 12 - BONHAMS — Kettering New York — June 11 June 11 KENSINGTON — Bridgehampton Minnesota — — MECUM St. Paul Idaho — SILVER England — June 18 — Oklahoma SANTIAGO — BONHAMS Illinois Coeur d'Alene June 18 19 — — - June 24 — - Oklahoma City Goodwood June 24 26 MECUM — St. Charles JULY Wyoming — July 2-3 SILVER — Jackson Hole New York KRUSE — England BARONS — July 8 9 - Verona — — July 11 12 Surrey - June 18 A rare 1933 Bugatti Type 59 3.3-liter Grand Prix two-seater will cross the block at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 24. Eight Bugatti factory team cars were built, of which five survived. "Voiture Moteur No. 3," the car offered here, is the first of this exclusive group to come to auction. It was driven to sixth place by Rene Dreyfus in the 1933 Spanish Grand Prix and by Robert Benoist in Monaco the following year, where he crashed in practice. The car was campaigned during the '30s and '40s by British amateur racing drivers before passing to the current owner in 1949. It has since been carefully rebuilt, returning to the road in 1982. It has appeared in public on rare occasions in the past 20 years, most memorably at the 1993 Type 59 Reunion at Prescott. In keeping with the auction's "Racing Colours" theme, this car is one of the highlights of the sale. +44.207.228.8000, www.bonhams.com . (UK) 1959 Corvette Fuelie convertible. 877.271.8485, www.rmauctions .com. (MI) the Mecum Spring K.C. Dream Classic Auction, April 29-30. Over 350 cars are expected at Currently consigned cars include a 1941 Willys roadster and a 1966 Ford Fairlane. 815.568.8888, vvww.mecumauction.com . (MO) 4/ The Worldwide Group presents the 10th annual Houston Classic, April 30, to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. A 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 will cross the block, as well as a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette roadster offered at no reserve. 866.273.6394, www.thewwg.com. (TX) V Silver Auctions invites you to play the slots and buy a car at its Reno in the Spring Auction May 7-8. Over 200 cars are expected at Silver's first national auction of the season. 800.255.4485, www .silverauctions.com. (NV) ~~ Sale, held each year to coincide with the Monaco Grand Prix and Mille Miglia Retro, will take place May 16. The sale will feature cars from the Jean-Pierre Beltoise Collection, such as the 1970 Matra MS120-02 as driven by Henri Pescarolo in Monte Carlo. ~~ The 16th Bonhams Monaco All collector cars are welcome at Mecum Auctions' Rockford Spring Classic Auction in Belvedere, IL, May 26-29. One of the more than 750 cars expected to cross the block will be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird 440 Six-Pack with 31,000 actual miles claimed. 815.568.8888, www.mecumauction.com. (IL) The 11th annual Hamptons Auto Classic will take place June 11. Presented by Kensington Motor Group, it achieved $121,000 for an XK150 drop head coupe at a past sale. 631.537.1868, www.thehamptonsautoclassic.com . (NY). Sports Car Market


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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: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com THE CANDLESTICK TRAGEDY Dear SCM: I enjoyed your article in the February issue (page 34) about Carroll Shelby and your perspective of watching his Cobra battle with a Porsche 904 GTS at Candlestick Park, CA, in 1965. The black #98 Cobra was driven by Ed Leslie, and the 904 by Monterey Porsche dealer Don Wester. They treated their fans to several spectacular battles during that season; Camp Stoneman, CA, comes to mind, where they littered the track with bits of metal, fiberglass and trim. Unfortunately, Candlestick Park was a tragic weekend that never should have occurred, and it severely compromised SCCA's image in California. I was racing a Bobsy OSCA and chasing the Pacific Coast divisional title in 1965, and had become good friends with Bart Martin, even though our cars—as well as our physiques—were dramatically different. (Bart was about 5' 6") What history seems to have forgotten was that another driver, Ken O'Neil, in a Lotus 23B, was killed in practice that Saturday, and SCCA saw fit to stonewall the fact. We all felt it was because the promoters had talked Jim Hall into bringing his Chaparral up from Texas and had heavily promoted it. After Bart's accident, the race was cancelled. Hall loaded up the Chaparral and, after some choice comments to the race organizers, left for Texas. As a postscript to this dreadful weekend, it should be noted that the wreckage of the Brabham, with the exception of the manufacturer's plate, was buried in an unmarked grave. The plate was sold several years ago and a new BT8 recreated around it.—Chic Gast, Sonoma, CA YOU SAY HUNDRED, WE SAY 100-4 Dear SCM: Though I'm sure you'd like to put the Austin-Healey "100-4" controversy to bed, I offer a metaphorical perspective to that 16 old Wilshire refinery that they were very proud of in 1940. The old decals—which you will soon see on eBayfeature that process on the pump decal. Again, thanks for opening my eyes to the surprising value of old gasoline marketing bits.—Bill Martin, Pasadena, CA Seven Seventeen or Seven One Seven - - - end. Those of us who fly, load or traffic control the latest incarnation of the DC-9 aircraft call it the "Seven-Seventeen" for ease and clarity of communication. Only Boeing employees chastely insist on the official "Seven-OneSeven" series designation. With respect to Donald Healey, it's the user, not the innovator, who has the last word on nomenclature.—William Hall, Milwaukee, WI And with that pithy piece of wisdom, let's let the hammer fall on this debate.—ED. POLLY WANT AN OILCAN? Dear SCM: Thanks to Carl Bomstead, I just sold a five-quaff Polly Oil Can on eBay for $4,617.89 (item #7131699416). I am a Sports Car Market reader due to my involvement in SS Jaguars, but I always enjoy your "eWatch" column. HOT WIRE THAT MERC Dear Keith: Thank you so much for sharing with your readers the story of your grandfather's '56 Mercury (April 2005). It struck a personal note with me because in the fall of '55, when I was 13, my parents bought a brand new '56 Mercury Montclair Phaeton nopost four-door in white with a red interior. I fell in love with this car and remember long rides to summer camp in central Pennsylvania from our home on Long Island. I was amazed when you reported the Quart Polly Can at $1,441.99 (February issue, page 130). I was involved with both Wilshire (from Bob Anderson in 1957 through the conversion to Gulf in 1966) and Douglas (from 1966 to 1972), and as a known collector, sales people were giving me odds and ends that have been stowed away for many years. The most interesting thing I have learned is that the people who have reproduced the large Polly Gas decals have got them all wrong. Polly was from the "Polymerization" process in the When I started driving, I was not allowed to touch the Mercury. My parents bought a tiny new Goliath station wagon (four-speed on the column!) for me to drive and supposedly stay out of trouble. Fortunately, my parents were away on business a lot, so I wired up a switchbox with alligator clips that allowed me to jump start the Mercury so I could go cruising to the high school football games. Unfortunately, the Mercury only stayed with us a few years and was replaced by a new '60 Imperial (yuck!) but that's a whole other story in itself. Thanks again.—Jay Putt, Setauket, IVY GIVE THAT BOY A SPANKING Dear SCM: Every so often, we can look back at a particular defining moment and recognize that it was a turning point. This has occurred in the affairs of nations, the vagaries of the stock market, and the course of human relationships. It happened in the market for classic automobiles 15 Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher KEITH MARTIN Managing Editor BENGT HALVORSON Production Manager DAVID SLAMA Art Director KIRSTEN ONODAY Subscriptions KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER Senior Copy Editor JEFF SABATINI Copy Editors BILL NEILL KATHY ICARAPONDO Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS Auction Analysts JOHN APEN B. 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I wonder if we will one day look back at the recent BarrettJackson auction in Scottsdale as such an event. Were the record prices and the circus atmosphere telling us that we have reached another peak? Or were the idiotic antics of the particular individual who made a spectacle of himself as he broke the bidding record books on the F-88 (with someone else's money) just an aberration? Only the future will reveal whether it was the point of a seminal shift, or a simple case of woefully asinine behavior. years ago, when a couple of overthe-top auctions signaled that a decade of robust price increases had pushed the market to unsustainable levels. This much is certain—SCM will be around to chronicle the answer, and I will be reading it! Keep up your great work that distinguishes you from the pack. Best regards from a long-time subscriber.—Archie Casey Key, FL Snake can catch a Bug Urciuoli, Archie, without question the behavior of Mr. Ferrari Jacket and Hat on the block was a low point for bidder behavior at auction. Hopefully, his posturing, arrogance and rudeness was just the result of youthful exuberance, and won't be repeated—ED. MY CARS ARE STARS Dear SCM: I really enjoy your magazine. The February 2005 issue had a story on cinematic Cobras. My 427 Shelby Cobra was featured in the movie "Hollywood Knights," and my 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 (CSX2203) was in "The Love Bug" movie, as Max Balchowsky did the stunt preparation for movies. Max would call his friends that had sports cars, put numbers on the doors, and they would be race cars on the screen. CSX2203 had a fiberglass hard top that had a notchback in the movie and currently we race it with the one original Le Mans hardtop that was sent to Shelby America from the U.K. I was a long-time friend of Max, and I have many of the archives. I recently came across a Hollywood Motors invoice to Walt Disney for the Cobra and the race sequences. I also own and race the Old Yeller II that was in the movie "Viva May 2005  Las Vegas. "—Ernie Nagamatsu, Los Angeles, CA AUBURNS, MARMONS AND DUESIES Dear SCM: I would like to call your attention to some errors concerning American cars. With Lot #264, (February 2005, p. 84): The Auburn is not "4 spd.," but three-speed with a Columbia two-speed rear axle. Page 82: The Marmon V16 has 491 ci and each lapped the nearby Indy 500 brickyard at a certified 105 mph before delivery. And of the Duesenberg horsepower you mention on the same page: Even the most fervent Duesenberg fan realizes 265 hp was an arbitrary figure hustler EL. Cord selected because it trumped the claims of a limited-production 250-hp Mercedes for most powerful car in the world. Road & Track's John Bond visited the Lycoming plant in the early '50s and saw dynamometer reports on four Model J engines, the best of which showed 208 hp. Twin-cam or not, there's only so much you can extract from 5.2:1 compression (or 5.75:1 optional). For perspective, the highest horsepower claimed for the short-stroke, overhead-valve Marmon V16, with 6.25:1 compression and another 71 ci, was 200 hp. In the "American Cars Price Guide," pp. 108-111 of the same issue, you include everyone but Packard, despite, for example, the How about profiles of more early road and grand touring cars like a Lagonda LG-6, Railton 8, and the aforementioned Packards? Surely some reader can share Riley experiences with us. Meanwhile, nice to have you as a literate journal with a sense of humor and, usually, perspective for us autoholics.—Mike Scott, Walnut Creek, CA 1940-47 overdrive Packard 8 and Super-8 being the best domestic road cars, Buick and Cadillac included. DON'T DIS MY 288 I happen to own all three Ferraris you mentioned, as well as several other collectible cars. Let me share my insight. The 2003 360 Spider does everything right, flawlessly and effortlessly, and is so easy to drive it almost lacks a personality. The 1972 365 GTB4 Daytona has looks that kill—and so will the steering effort, which is why I find myself heading for the highway as soon as possible. A true muscle car, it takes muscle to turn it and muscle to stop it. But it has one of the best exhaust notes ever. I love it. Dear SCM: I have been a car nut since I was a kid. I'm 51 now, and have subscribed to your fine magazine for years. I also faithfully read Auto Week, and in the issue I received today I was dismayed to read your conunents on the 288 GTO which sold at the Bonhams sale last December. While everyone has differing tastes, I can't let your comments pass without rebuttal. "The styling....looks like a garden-variety 308 on which someone stuck a "Fast and Furious" wheel arch flare kit... for the same money, you could own a 360 Modena Spider and a Daytona, a much better choice." 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster The 1985 288 GTO is simply the most responsive car I have ever driven. The raspy engine note says "go!" in a way no other car I have ever owned has. The steering is light, the brakes press your nose to the windshield, and the powerto-weight ratio makes it the rocket of choice when I have a serious need for speed. As for the body, nothing else shouts "don't even try to keep up" like this car. Every scoop has a purpose, and the view from the rear is nothing short of 17


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Rouse  Kensington Motor Group  Le Belle Macchine d'Italia  Morris & Welford  Maserati  Meguiar's  Morgan West  NYC Concours d'Elegance  Passport Transport  Parish Heacock  Premier Financial  Putnam Leasing  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Ron Tonkin  RPM Autobooks  Silver Auctions  Steve Austin's Automobifia  Surrey Motorsports  Symbolic Motor Cars  INC Enterprises  United Cerebral Palsy's Classy Chassis Concours  Vantaaj Restoration & Repair  Vintage Motors of Sarasota  Vintage Rallies  VIR the Gallery  Woodside Credit  Worldwide Auction Group  World Travel  Zymol  18  94 87 83 73 65 111 109 9 7 111 1 1 1 55 49 56 113 78 61 94 85 62 89 59 71 108 111 2 63 11 116 45 112 53 69 47 107 101 67 29 51 39 19, 21 83 93 77 31 115 13 95 15,43 37 113 105 113 72 3 95 23 70 91 75 79 25 4 112 41 sensuous. I also own a 575M and a 1970 246 Dino, and the 288 is simply the best of the bunch. If you are ever in St. Louis, you have an open invitation to experience any or all of them.—Jim Weddle, Webster Groves, MO Jim, no matter how competent the 288 is, in our opinion it will never have the visual excitement of an F40 or a Daytona.—ED. IT'S A HIT, NOT A MISS Dear SCM: First of all, thank you for the kind review you gave to my book Snake Bit, the saga of getting Carroll Shelby's Series I up and running (February issue, page 42). Anything to do with Carroll is sure to be fun and a great adventure, and this was no exception. But I do take issue with your placing the Series I in Shelby's "misses" column. The fact of the matter is that the Series I is a genuinely fantastic automobile. You give it a CPI evaluation of $97,600, which is but a few bucks shy of its original price. I would be willing to bet that the price of a Series I will be considerably more in very few years. And it is hard to bring to mind any other exotic whose price has remained as close to retail so soon after initial purchase. Isn't there usually a big drop and then, after time, the big jump? There were a few early cars delivered that had top fit problems. To my knowledge, each and every vehicle was refitted, even though Shelby service people had to make the adjustments on site at the owner's home, no matter where it was. When the long-anticipated supercharger was fitted, the Series I became a ferocious beast with acceleration numbers that were staggering. With stickier tires, 0 to 60 times have been consistently in the low threes. There are not too many vehicles available that can match that performance. Based on handling, performance, and all-out parently sucked into the can, and when the can is out of vacuum, it could be replaced with a fresh can. Is it a hit? fun, the Series I should definitely be classified as a "hit." A couple of early tops that were not properly fitted do not constitute a "miss."—Eric Davison, Anna Maria, FL HOW JEEPSTERS SUCK Dear SCM: Editor Martin was just discussing with his cohorts on Speed Channel the merits of a 1957 Chevrolet convertible at Barrett-Jackson which had all the options, including a "vacuum ashtray." There was some debate as to just how it might work, and "where does the ash go?" While I am unfamiliar with how GM plumbed their option, I have a 1951 Willys Jeepster with an under-dash, vacuum-operated ashtray. It's a bit simpler (probably) than the GM installation. It appears to be of the "J.C. Whitney" division, as it is made up of a small cast hopper where the cigarette is placed, and there is a small trap door in the bottom. When pressed, it opens and appears to activate the removal of the cigarette ash by opening a valve on the top of an aerosol can which is attached to the back of the hopper. Apparently the aerosol can was the reverse of your typical aerosol can in that it must have been manufactured "under vacuum" rather than "under pressure." The ash is ap- I have not checked the J.C. Whitney catalog, and the original owner who installed it passed away decades ago. His wife eventually gave the car to me. There you go—one style of vacuum-operated ash tray. Thanks for all your interesting (and great) work.—RL. McFarland, Walla Walla, WA More useless information: A search at jcwhitney.com was fruitless, but eBay had an unused '57 Chevy original-equipment vacuum ashtray that did not sell, despite a $255 top bid (item #4528028678).—ED. ANYONE SEEN LOT #1059? Dear SCM: I had hoped during the last few hours of Saturday's Speed Channel coverage to see Lot #1059, a 1964 Apollo, cross the block. No luck. When the Sunday lot numbers started in the #1200s, I realized all was lost. I sure would like to know what happened. Any help? By the way, I am the proud owner of Apollo #1035, which I bought through an ad in the August 2003 issue of SCM.—Don Brakhage, Boulder, CO Don, on page 82 of the April 2005 issue, we reported that this Apollo sold for $33,480. As reporter John Apen mentioned, this seems to be the current market price for these cars.—ED. ERRATA •,,  7(/ • 1111't 1957 Chevy vacuum ashtray )Stitauer..- .* There is an error on page 36 of the April issue, concerning Alfa 6C 2300B S/N 815022. This car is mistakenly referred to as having been offered for sale by World Classic. In fact, Don Williams owns a similar replica, but with a different chassis number, and built on a shortened 6C 2500 chassis. Williams has always been careful to refer to his car as a replica. SCM regrets the error.• Sports Car Market


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AMERICA by WIWI The Ongoing Saga of SCM Subscribers Driving a 7960 Fiat 2700 from Ohio to Oregon While other carmakers may make new cars that look old, our Nuovo 2100S really is an old car 1 April 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FIAT STUNS GENEVA MOTOR SHOW WITH NEW HERITAGE DESIGN, ANNOUNCES PLANS TO RE-ENTER U.S. MARKET On the heels of a successful reintroduction of the Maserati marque to the United States, FIAT Group has announced plans to begin selling FIAT-badged vehicles in America beginning in model year 2006, or 2007, but by no means later than 2008. The initial model will be a resurrection of the famed 2100 from the early 1960s, called the Nuovo 2100S, the `S' representing "storico" or historic. "We've come a long way since people used to say FIAT stood for 'Fix it again, Tony," says Don Carlo "Papa" Vino, FIAT North America chief executive. "Now we'd like to think our customers would say 'Fix it again, today." The Nuovo 2100S is a smart four-door sedan powered by a six-cylinder "Hemini" engine with hemispherical combustion chambers. But this isn't just a retro design, as it will be built in Russia using the original tooling that dates back five decades. It is expected to appeal to upwardly aspirant young people on a budget who value style but aren't entirely sure what to wear when they get out of bed each morning. "It's a 2100 for the 21st Century," says FIAT mid-size small car brand manager Tutti Budialo. "While other carmakers may make new cars that look old, our Nuovo 2100 really is an old car. Nothing is more authentic." The first 50 Nuovo 2100S's to roll off the production line in Novosibirsk, Siberia, will be sold through the 2005 Nieman Marcus Christmas catalog and will be fitted with a special Sports Car Market magazine trim package. It includes black duct tape trim, genuine Wal-Mart seat covers and a special "old car scent." The Neiman Marcus/Sports Car Market edition catalog price has yet to be announced, although the MSRP will include 100 shares of stock in the oil company of the buyer's choice. Plans for the export of the Nuovo 2100S to the United States were set in motion during the recently ended cooperation between General Motors and FIAT Group. It is just the next step in an eventual plan for all the FIAT Group brands to be sold in the United States, including Alfa Romeo and Lancia. "While initial planning by our friends in Detroit called for selling Alfas and Lancias here in the States to bolster the quality ratings of Chevrolet and Saturn by comparison, we realized we could make this work to our advantage, too," says Vino. Having seen the great success of Korean carmakers in the Americas, it was an easy decision for FIAT Group to reenter the North American market with its FIAT line, which has long stood for cheapness at any cost. "I think we are well equipped to combat the low prices of the Korean-built autos in America, what with our generous state subsidies." said Vino, "And we will offer a lifetime warranty that covers any parts that wear out. Since all our parts break long before they wear out, our costs should be minimal." FIAT plans to employ a dealer network consisting of many ex-Oldsmobile franchisees and several former Daewoo and Yugo dealerships, bringing a move-the-metal mentality to the front lines of its North American operation. Initial estimates call for upwards of 18 retail locations throughout the continental United States and Canada, which will expand once additional FIAT models enter the lineup. FIAT Group is an Italian holding corporation that owns the names of nearly every once-great Italian marque. Headquartered in Torino, it employs somewhere north of 80% of the Italian population that pursues legitimate work. The FIAT brand is known for such revolutionary cars as the Topolino and X-I/9. Leg 7: Scottsdale to Phoenix, AZ Current caretaker: Matt Packard Months SCM has owned the FIAT: 13 Distance it has traveled from Cleveland, OH: 2,239 miles Running tab: $3,341.35 (no change since last month) Cost per month: $257 Equivalent lease deal: Nearly two Saturn Ions (at $139.00 per month for a 39-month lease, $0 due at signing, no security deposit required) The FIAT hasn't made any further progress westward since arriving in Arizona last month. However, it has passed into the hands of another SCMer, airline pilot Matt Packard. He plans to show it at the Route 66 Fun Run, which starts April 29 in Seligman, AZ, before driving our little Italian jewel on to Dick Messer and the Petersen Museum in L.A. At least he shouldn't have much trouble getting cheap airfare back to Phoenix if the FIAT stays true to character and breaks down along the way. Comments and suggestions can be sent to fiat@ sportscarmarket.com.*


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Affordable Classic 1983-87 TVR 280i Mine had a habit of popping its pop-up headlights when going over bumps by Rob Sass T VR was founded by Trevor Wilkinson in the late 1940s, and has since endured more receiverships, changes in ownership, and near-liquidations than probably any other car company—Lamborghini included. Yet no matter how close to financial ruin the Blackpool, England, firm has veered, TVR has always operated as a low-volume producer of hand-built sports cars. This has resulted in some memorable models, like the mid-1960s Griffith, and the following decade's 2500M. But TVR has also had its share of disasters—which brings us to the 280i. Initially known as the Tasmin, it was the follow-up to TVR's successful M series. Unfortunately, the 280i's prolonged gestation period meant that by the time it hit the street in the United States in 1983, the wedge styling fad was on its way out and the car looked dated from day one. That in itself wouldn't have been a problem had the 280i not retailed for over $25,000—about the price of a new Corvette. As such, many of these cars sat unsold for two years or longer, and I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that the factory still has some on its MSO. Now that we've got 20 years of distance on that dark era of the early '80s, however, I think the TVR is at least as interesting a budget collector car as the early C4. Certainly it's rarer at only about 2,000 built, which is one of the things that attracted me to the 280i when I bought mine. While both it and the Corvette can be had for about the same amount of money today, roughly $7,000-$10,000, and the 'Vette will likely be more reliable and surely offer way more performance, there's something to be said for owning the one with more character. As per usual TVR practice, the 280i was made from fiberglass laid over a tube chassis. It boasted independent rear suspension and solid chassis engineering by ex-Lotus engineer Oliver Winterbottom. Power was supplied by Ford of Germany's "Cologne" V6, a 2.8-liter unit with Bosch fuel injection that made 145 hp. One would think that would be adequate power in a 2,500-pound car; however, the 280i could only manage 0-60 mph in an unimpressive eleven seconds. At least the top speed was large bumps. Not in unison, mind you, but one right after the other. The good thing was that they'd go down the same way, kind of like a stadium crowd doing "the wave." Guaranteed to have a delaminating dash by now reported as a credible 125 mph. The 280i is most fun coming out of a second gear corner, when the V6 feels torquey. The fun soon dissipates, though, as the bizarre gearing in the four-speed box leaves a huge gap between second and third, contributing to the 280i's acceleration woes. But the steering is sharp, the car corners flat, and even on its meager 14-inch rubber, the 280i has enough grip to put a smile on your face—a credible handler all around. While this isn't likely to come as a shock, the build quality was dodgy. Nearly every 280i has a nicely delaminating walnut dash today, leading me to suspect that the factory substituted egg tempera for varnish. Similarly, the grade of leather specified for the 280i has a half-life of about two years, so most interiors are either tired or trashed by now. On the plus side, every 280i I have seen in the U.S. has air conditioning. If it's properly charged, the system works reasonably well, as does the heater. I managed to use my 280i as a daily driver for about nine months without a lot of trouble. The power windows acted up occasionally, and the car cooked two coils before I figured out that right over the catalytic converter was not the best place for it to be mounted. My car also had a peculiar habit of popping its pop-up headlights when going over When I did need something, I'd contact John Wadman at TVR North America, the former Canadian importer (416.752.7226). He is immensely helpful and still supplies parts for these cars. When looking for a 280i, be wary of rust and accidentrelated damage to the tube chassis, and know that the cars can be afflicted with sagging doors and the typical, intermittent British electrical woes. If you're thinking that a Ford drivetrain would mean easy parts availability at NAPA, think again, as the 2.8-liter V6 was a European design that was put to limited use in U.S. models. But Ford lineage does mean you're not going to be suffering exotic car repair bills. DETAILS Years produced: 1983-87 Number produced: approx. 2000 Original list price: $25,500 SCM Pike Guide: $7,000-$10,500 Tune-up/major service: $125-5250 Distributor cap: $15 The 280i was available as both a coupe and convertible. The best feature of the convertible is its top, a two-piece affair with a rigid roof section. Simply release the tension on two bars and the rear part folds back, while the lift-off roof stows in the trunk. Or just leave the rear up, stow the roof, and you've got a targa. To my eyes, the coupe is better looking than the open car, which is somewhat like an origami depiction of a Maserati Khamsin done by an artist who had never actually seen one. Neither model is particularly desirable, nor will they ever be truly collectible. But that doesn't keep the 280i from being an interesting diversion, a neat toy from an era full of downright awful sports cars. Chassis #: plate riveted to passenger side inner fender Engine #: plate riveted to passenger side inner fender Club: TVR Car Club North America, 428 Niedenverfer Road, South Windsor, CT 06074 Web site: http://clubs.hemmings . com/clubsiteshyr/ Alternatives: 1974-76 Jensen-Healey, 1975-80 Lotus Elite/Eclat, 1980-81 Triumph TR8 SCM Investment Grade: D And like your crazy cousin Eddie showing up uninvited at family functions, there seems to be a 280i at nearly every major auction. For such a lowvolume model, these frequent appearances should tip off any would-be buyer that, like Eddie, there's only a certain amount of time you can spend with one. But at less than $10,000 for a really great example, it's hard to get hurt too badly.• 22  Sports Car Market


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Legal Files John Draneas  I Don't Want It Any More The dealer will simply accept the buyer's cancellation of the contract and keep the $50,000 because the contract says he can ear SCM: I placed a $5,000 deposit on a Carrera GT a day after Porsche announced it was going to build the car I signed an agreement which stated the deposit was refundable should I decide not to buy the car Almost two years later I was contacted and asked for an additional $45,000. At that time I signed a buyer 's order that stated the deposit would be used as an installment payment on the car and was not refundable. In March 2004, I traveled to Leipzig, Germany, to test drive the Carrera GT at Porsche's Weissach facility. Upon returning, I called my dealer and said I no longer wanted the car My reasons were many: a lack of daily driver capability due to the clutch design, a ride height that is too low to accommodate my driveway, a total lack of storage, and a weak resale market. D A $50,000 change of heart it does not add up to an enforceable contract. That is, before a court will hold up a contract as valid, there has to be a certain level of specificity on what the deal is all about. But the dealer said my deposit was nonrefundable and it was out of their hands. They told me to talk to Porsche in Germany about the matter Having purchased two Porsches from this dealer in the past, I could not believe they were doing this to me. Now, Jam left with no other option but to enlist an attorney to deal with the situation. Do you think I will get my money back?—SM, via e-mail. This is an interesting and, I would think, somewhat common situation. Yet my research has yielded surprisingly little law defining deposits of this sort. So to analyze the situation, we have to fall back on applying general contract law principles and the Uniform Commercial Code. TWO-WAY STREET Basic contract law tells us that unless so stated in the contract, it would seem doubtful that a buyer can change his mind and get a refund of his deposit at any time. If that were the case, then he would not be legally obligated to perform under the contract, and that means the dealer probably wouldn't be either. You can't have a contract that is enforceable by only one party. Most likely, a deposit on a new car would be viewed as an option contract. That would give the buyer the option to buy the car when it becomes available, and obligate the dealer to sell the car. If that is the case, then the deposit would be forfeited if the buyer decided not to take the car. However, if the buyer decides to buy the car, the dealer is obligated to sell it to him. This is a fair deal, and probably reflects what most people would expect under this sort of situation. Still, it might be possible to get your deposit back if the terms of the deal are so imprecise that 24  Key terms that might be left open could include the specifics of the model to be purchased, the configuration of the vehicle, the purchase price, and the delivery time. But keep in mind that all of these points can be adequately dealt with in a contract, even if in a vague way, when the specifics are unknown at the time. For example, a deal to buy a "Carrera GT at MSRP once it becomes available," could be specific enough. FROM GOOD TO BAD Our reader may have had a refund option at the start, but that likely changed when he converted his deposit to a firm order with the additional $45,000. At that point, he signed an agreement that stated that the entire $50,000 was non-refundable, and that the money had become the first installment payment on a purchase. While that seems to be the last word, it is possible that the laws of the buyer's particular state provide some mechanism for getting out of the deal. For example, in New York, a deposit becomes refundable if the dealer is helping the buyer get financing for the purchase and the financing falls through. But, absent such a specific law, it would seem that the buyer is stuck. But he does have one last hope, and that's the Uniform Commercial Code. SHOW ME THE MONEY In all likelihood, the dealer will simply try to accept the buyer's cancellation of the contract and keep the deposit because the contract says he can. But it might not be that simple. Under the Uniform Commercial Code (which may differ in some respects from state to state), the forfeited deposit may be viewed as liquidated damages. As such, this amount must be reasonable relative to the harm the buyer's default has inflicted upon the dealer. If the deposit is more than the amount of damage, the excess would be considered a penalty, and have to be repaid to the buyer. The law would assume that the dealer can just resell the car and would be obligated to do so, to attempt to mitigate his damages. Still, the dealer would be able to recover monetary damages under two situations. One would be if he has to sell the car at a lower price. In that case, the damages are the difference in the sales prices. Given the waiting list for Carrera GTs, this isn't likely. The other situation is where the car is resold at the same or higher price, but the dealer suffers a loss of volume. That is, the dealer could have sold another car just like this one to the next buyer, so the dealer winds up selling one less car than he otherwise could have. But given that Carrera GTs are all allocated, this isn't likely to be the case either. So isn't $50,000 too much a price for our reader to pay? That's still hard to say. This dealer may have little trouble selling this Carrera GT, perhaps even at a higher price. On that basis, it might seem that any forfeiture would be excessive. But the question must be answered as of the time that the order was placed. At that time, the success of the car may not have been so predictable, and the forfeiture of the deposit may have been reasonable. GET IT IN WRITING AND READ IT As I have written many times before, all of these matters should be specifically covered in a written contract. That way, nothing is left to chance, and provision can be made for the recovery of your legal fees if legal action becomes necessary to enforce the deal. But our reader did have a written contract, which brings up another important point: Read the contract carefully and assume it will mean exactly what it says. He signed a contract that specified that his deposit was nonrefundable. Although we have identified a few ideas about how he might be able to get the deposit back, he is certainly going to have an uphill battle. Remember, it is very dangerous to sign a contract that contains a provision you don't like. Don't fool yourself into thinking that the other party will not enforce it, either because of your relationship or because it would be unfair to do so. After all, if they weren't going to enforce it, why would they have made the effort to include it?• John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. If you have been involved in a legal situation that you think might make a good topic, please e-mail legalfiles@sportscarmarket. Sports Car Market


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Collecting Thoughts _ Martindale's Hit Parade "There aren't a lot of guys who are crazy enough to make a car really perfect. But to me, it's got to be right, or it won't bring the money" by Kathleen Donohue Karapondo profession, fueling the countless hours he spends detailing and restoring the never-ending parade of cars that roll into his shop, Martindale Auto Sales and Restoration. Says Martindale, "There aren't a lot of guys who are crazy enough to make a car really perfect. But to me, it's got to be right, or it won't bring the money." Martindale's cars do bring the money. In the auction community, there's a kind of mystique growing around his ability to see the potential in cars that others overlook. Last year at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, he made well over $40,000 on nine cars. Since to SCM he's a local boy, we decided to follow him on his trek to Barrett-Jackson this year. Of the eight cars he submitted in his preliminary application, Barrett-Jackson chose three: a 1976 Alfa Romeo four-door Alfetta, a 1985 Alfa Spider, and a 1978 Triumph Spitfire. We asked him to tell us the story behind the cars—where he found them and what he paid, what he's put into them, and what he thinks he'll make. ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA Dave Martindale e lives a gearhead's dream life. Imagine your day job is buying cars cheap, investing some elbow grease, and breaking the bank when they sell. What's Dave Martindale's secret? Ross Owen, who works with Martindale, says, "He's just got a good eye for those great older cars no one else seems to notice. He sees things that other people walk by." H Martindale puts it more simply: "I can see through dirt." Trying to get Martindale to sit down for a 15-minute interview is like trying to get a cat to take a bath. He won't sit still, his eyes constantly dart around, and he keeps trying to escape. In the two hours I've spent attempting to interview the man, he's run across the street twice ("I'll be back in just a sec"), taken at least five phone calls, and bounced around his Southeast Portland, OR, shop like a pinball in one of the vintage arcade machines he houses there (which, by the way, are for sale). When he finally sits down behind his desk, slumped in his ubiquitous Hawaiian shirt, I ask him if he's always like this, or just mainlining caffeine. Dave laughs and says, "I'm just hyper. I always have to be doing something." That excessive energy serves him well in his The 1976 Alfetta (see Profile, p. 44) is the most unusual of the trio of B-J-bound cars. Though the boxy design is unlikely to make anyone's pulse quicken, its rust-free existence is a rarity, as most Alfettas biodegraded long ago. As a model, the Alfetta's biggest claim to fame may be its appearance in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off;" it was the car that never started for Ferris's nervous best friend Cameron Frye, necessitating the theft of his father's (fake) Ferrari California Spyder. Martindale found this car at a dealer auction in Portland. "Paid $565. I thought it should have brought more than that; I think people were sleeping when it went across the block. It's the nicest one I've seen in 20 years... most of them have rusted out, they're in terrible shape." 1976 Alla Romeo Alfefia  26  1978 Triumph Spitfire  1985 Alfa Romeo Spider Sports Car Market


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When asked if the sedan may have slipped under the radar because of its rather pedestrian appearance, Martindale says, "Yeah, it's a subtle little four-door design. But it was in good shape, needed very little work. The car was serviced by Nasko's in Portland all of its life, and all the service records are there, which adds credibility." Martindale wasn't sure Barrett-Jackson would choose this car, but the "unique" factor scored the Alfetta a lot number for Scottsdale. The work needed to bring the Alfetta up to snuff was surprisingly minimal. Martindale repainted and reupholstered the interior, but says, "Everything else was in good shape. And I did replace the original Spica injection with Weber carbs." His investment, including all auction fees, titles, and the cost of shipping to the auction, came to $3,117. What did he think the car would bring? I think I'll get anywhere from $6,000 to $15,000." The result was right in the middle. The gavel came down at $10,250 ($11,070 to the buyer after 8% buyer's premium, $9,430 net to Martindale after seller's commission), making Martindale's profit $6,313. The car sold to Kiki Wallace of Longmont, CO, who says he'll add the car to his "weird" collection, including a '65 Chevy Biscayne and a '71 Subaru minivan. "I saw the Alfetta yesterday, and I had to have it," says Wallace. "It's quirky enough, but it doesn't draw a lot of attention. It was more than I wanted to pay, but once I start bidding, I can't stop. But it's beautiful... I'm really going to drive this car." Sounds like a match made in Scottsdale. TRIUMPH SPITFIRE Martindale found the Spitfire a year and a half ago, also at a dealer auction in Portland. It had been in dry storage for several years, and hadn't been registered since 2000. It was in decent shape, but in need of what Dave called a "mild restoration." "I had no idea what that car was going to bring, no clue at all. What's a Triumph Spitfire worth? For me, that one was a roll of the dice." Dave went ahead and bought the Spitfire on gut instinct because it was a "nice old car." He stripped it to the bare metal, overhauled the engine, replaced door panels, and replaced parts (such as door handles) with authentic parts. He was $7,223 into the car; he invested almost as much here as in the other two cars combined. Before the auction, he estimated the Spitfire would bring $15,000, and that's exactly what he got for it ($16,200 to the seller after commission, $13,800 to Martindale). His profit was $6,577. Once more, his prediction was right on the money. The buyer, Granger Whitelaw of Rumson, NJ, bought six other cars on this trip. Of the Spitfire, he says "It's just one of those cars that brings back memories of a certain time. And it's blue—I buy a lot of blue cars." After the car made the trip to snowy New Jersey, Whitelaw May 2005 gassed it up as soon as it rolled off the truck. He took it for a spin with the top down—in February. ALFA ROMEO SPIDER Martindale acquired the 1985 Alfa Spider not at a dealer auction, but by using another of his tried-and-true methods: pestering the owner until he finally gives up. "I actually pursued this car for five years. It was out on the Coast, around the corner from my parents' house. I'd stop by every month to ask the guy if he was ready to sell." Dave bought the one-owner Alfa with 65,000 miles on it. "I painted the car, most everything else is original. It's just a great car; an original-mile Alfa with lots of service records," says Dave. "Without all the records, it's not as valuable. The nicest one in the world without records will only bring between $5,000 and $8,000." Just before the car crosses the block, Martindale tells me he thinks he'll get $12,000$15,000 for it; his investment is $4,634. At the high end of his estimate, the Spider hammers down at $14,500 ($15,660 with commission), and Martindale's final net was $8,706. The car sold to Gene Stanley of Granite Bay, CA, one of three cars he bought at Barrett-Jackson. Stanley had been outbid on Martindale's Triumph Spitfire and was determined to buy the Spider. Says Stanley, "The guy who outbid me on the Triumph turned to me and said, 'You want that one?' and I said, 'Yeah, I kinda do.' And he said, 'Okay, it's yours." Good to know that car collectors can share. All told, Dave Martindale made $21,596 on these three cars, the result of his sharp eye for bargains and long hours dedicated to painstaking and thorough detailing. Of course, that profit really represents his and his staff's wages, and only he can tell you what the real hourly return is for his work. Martindale is quick to point out that he's not always a winner; on the wall of his office is a picture of his then eleven-year-old daughter at her first auction, posed next to a funky old yellow Messerschmidtt. That was one car Martindale didn't buy. He just happened to take the picture because his daughter liked it. "That car crossed the block and went for $3,000. I let it go. I found out later it was worth $20,000. I'm still kicking myself for not buying it." For newcomers, Martindale has some practical advice before raising your paddle. "Do your homework first. Study the car, and use the guides to find out the car's fair market value." And when you're bringing a car to auction, Martindale says, "Take the time to make sure the car's done right." He noted that he is always amazed to read about a car in SCM that was brought to auction dirty. "If the seller doesn't care enough to make the car exciting, why should the bidders get excited? "Make it perfect so it'll bring all the money."• New Alfetta owner Kiki Wallace ALFETTA Purchase price: ($565) Paint: ($500) Interior: ($600) Repairs and misc.: ($727) Auction fees: ($350) Shipping: ($375) Total investment: ($3,117) Hammer price: $10,250 Less 8% seller's commission: ($820) Net: $9,430 PROFIT: $6,313 Granger Whitelaw in his new ragtop SPITFIRE Purchase price: ($1,345) Paint: ($900) Repairs and misc.: ($4,253) Auction fees: ($350) Shipping: ($375) Total investment: ($7,223) Hammer price: $15,000 Less 8% seller's commission: ($1,200) Net: $13,800 PROFIT: $6,577 Spider crossing the block. SPIDER Purchase price: ($2,500) Paint: ($500) Repairs and misc.: ($909) Auction fees: ($350) Shipping: ($375) Total investment: ($4,634) Hammer price: $14,506 Less 8% seller's commission: ($1,160) Net: $13,340 PROFIT: $8,706 27 aduvansui ,imaSny


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SCM Picks Stranger in a Scottsdale Land RM has the elegance of a polo match, Russo and Steele is a prizefight, and Barrett-Jackson is the NFL, with all the excitement of the Super Bowl by Kathleen Donohue Karapondo A fine place to people watch. Clearly we're not in Kansas anymore. I started writing as soon as the plane took off from PDX. Editor Martin had said to me, "This is your first time, and I want you to record it all. You only get one first time in Scottsdale." I listened and nodded, all the while thinking, "Get a grip, Keith. It's just an auction, not my wedding night." The SCM staff had already put me through Auction Reporting 101 at a Silver auction in Portland, OR. It was held in a big hall, and there were a lot of cool cars that brought some spirited bidding. "I get it," I thought, "Arizona auctions will be the same, just bigger." TOUCHDOWN I land at Sky Harbor Airport just in time to wade through Phoenix's rush hour, which is my first clue that "like Portland but bigger" might be a bit of an understatement. I meet up with SCM senior advertising account manager Tad Dinsmore, and we head over to the BarrettJackson opening night gala. "Fashionably late" to the party, we park about a mile away from the tent, which is the biggest I've ever seen. I'm told that tents this size—larger than two football fields—are used for de-icing 747s when Craig Jackson is not using them to host parties for 5,000 of his closest friends. Walking in, I'm assaulted by pulsing sound and nearly blinded by the shine bouncing off all the cars awaiting their turn on the block. We're supposed to meet SCM ad-sales whiz Cindy Meitle, but I soon realize that there is no way we're going to find her amidst the hordes. 28 Turns out my new pal, one Jimmy Blackburn, took umbrage with something SCM senior auction analyst Dave Kinney had written about one of his cars. "You know what that guy said? 'There's enough orange peel here to make a citrus grower happy,— Blackburn tells me indignantly. "Can you believe that? I sanded that bastard for two weeks!" The Skoda Felicia of Karapondo's dreams. So we people-watch and check out the machinery with our eyes on a free cocktail. There's no shortage of bobbing silicone, and there are enough fake tans to stage a George Hamilton look-alike contest. I'm starting to figure out I'm not in Portland anymore—and this place is no Kansas either. MAKING FRIENDS Any writer worth her salt knows that if you want to meet the locals and get to know how they live, you have to spend some time hanging around one of their watering holes. At Barrett-Jackson, that would be the bidders' bar, where registered bidders get free drinks for the duration of the weekend. One of the guys hanging out there spots my official SCM vest. "You work for Sports Car Market?" he asks in a thick Texas drawl. "Yes, I do," I reply, wondering if this is a bad thing. "I got a message for Dave Kinney. You tell him there's a guy here from Texarkana, come to kick his ass!" the message. When I see Kinney, however, I find out that he and Blackburn have actually become friends over the incident. In fact, the more people I talk to, the more it seems like folks in the collector car world often bond by insulting each other's cars. For instance, SCM contributor Donald Osborne tells me how he got involved with the magazine. "Keith Martin wrote that Alfa 2600 coupes, which I had three of at the time, were the best trucks that Alfa ever built," he says. "I wrote an indignant letter to the magazine, a discussion with Editor Martin ensued, and I've been writing for SCM ever since." SKODA SHOPPING I start making my rounds when BarrettJackson opens at 8:00 a.m. Strong coffee is my first priority, and I wonder how many people got up this morning planning to buy a car or two before breakfast. I'm certainly not planning on buying anything when I stumble upon the car that was Sports Car Market I'm not sure if he means the car or my colleague, but I tell him I'll be sure to pass on


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meant for me. It's a 1960 Skoda Felicia, a funky turquoise convertible built in Czechoslovakia in the same year I was born. It's being sold by Scotty Bose, a veteran SCMer. I realize that I seriously love this car and wonder if it's even possible to register and establish a line of credit before the car crosse. the block 30 minutes from now. But alas, Editor Martin is up in the Speed Channel booth and unavailable to discuss an advance payment on this story, so I'm left standing by, heartbroken, when the car sells for $16,740. The new owner is SCMer Mark Hyman, who tells me this Skoda is worth twice that. Is there such a thing as non-buyer's remorse? KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON I head over to Russo and Steele in a downpour, jumping over mud puddles and ducking into the small tent, where I'm immediately struck by its similarity to a boxing match. Four risers are positioned around what looks an awful lot like a ring. Each car drives into it and auction owner Drew Alcazar moves around like Sugar Ray, interjecting automotive hyperbole into the auctioneer's descriptions and starting each bid with, "We're gonna sell that car, sell that car, sell that CAR!" The prize lot is known as "Hey Little Cobra," star of song and film, driven by thenactor Ronald Reagan and owned by George Lucas. Allen Grant, who raced this '63 Shelby, e In the Russo and Steele ring drives it across the block, while Alcazar promises the shirt off his back if the bidding reaches $2 million. The hammer falls at $1,975,000 and Alcazar keeps his shirt—but just barely. With commission, the sale price is $2,133,025, or almost 20% of the $10,954,084 Russo and Steele will take in during its two days in Arizona. GENTLEMEN STEAL AUBURNS Among the appointments I've got to keep this week is one with fluff-and-buff specialist Dave Martindale. He brought three cars from Portland to sell at Barrett-Jackson (see story p. 26), and through him I meet Granger Whitelaw and his buddy Maurice Rosga. Whitelaw is wearing a diamond Indy 500 ring (he co-sponsored the winning team in 1996) and has already bought several cars by the time I meet up with him, including a VW Beetle for his mother, and one of Martindale's cars, a 1978 Triumph Spitfire. Whitelaw tells me he pre much buys based on whim—he bought the Spitfire because he likes blue. He and Rosga are chatting when across the block comes a wacky little Jeep-like golf cart identified as a 1967 Austin Mini Moke convertible. Whitelaw decides he wants it and announces, "I'm buying it." Rosga  protests, "That belongs to a buddy of mine, Robert Pass. I wanna buy it." "It's for my kids," says Whitelaw. "I want it to drive them around my farm." "Well, I won't let you buy it," challenges Rosga. Outside at KM 30  The auctioneer's Hey Little Cobra narrative confirms the Moke belongs to Robert Pass, founder of Passport Transport. He used to drive it around the grounds at auctions all over the country. To those who spend their lives on the circuit, it's a well-known toy. The bidding begins and the Mini Moke's pair of would-be suitors decide to settle their dispute with a coin toss. Rosga wins, but when the bidding gets too rich at $15,000, he lets Whitelaw step in. The car is bid up to a record price, $18,360, and Whitelaw is victorious. "How long have you guys been friends?" I ask. "Since about 9:30 this morning," says Whitelaw. "That's just how it is. We both wanted the car, so we settled it like gentlemen." I don't feel too badly for Rosga, though. He made some good buys, including a 1929 Auburn four-door convertible for $62,100. "We stole that car," he says. "It's worth every bit of $200,000." NEEDY PEOPLE Over at the RM auction, the dulcet tone of British auctioneer Peter Bainbridge is a far cry from the ringmen's barking that has filled my ears for most of the time I've been in Arizona. While RM only has 118 cars to Barrett-Jackson's 878, they are bringing big money—both an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato and a Duesenberg Model J crack the $2.5 million mark while I'm here. Ever since I profiled photographer David Douglas Duncan and his black 300SL in the December 2004 issue of SCM, I've had a thing for Gullwings, and this is my first chance to see one up close. It's a 1956, ivory over black leather, and the kid who drives it across the block lets me open and close its iconic door. I figure that was worth $25,000 right there. In the Biltmore garage outside the auction, I meet Pat and Patti Matthews, Gullwing enthusiasts out of San Diego, CA. Pat is trying to work out a deal for a '57 300SL roadster, a no-sale when it ran across the block earlier in the day. Sports Car Market


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■rA11111111  "He really doesn't need anything," says Patti, who has her own '56 Gullwing, "That's not true," protests Pat, who tells me he is building a new 20-car garage to house his toys. "I tell her there's always someone with more cars than I have. I need to catch up." SHOVVTIME Saturday is the big day at Barrett-Jackson, and it's getting crazy. The stage is a zoo. The lights, the noise, and the fumes are only matched by the frenetic movement of bodies swarming around every car that crosses the block. The Oldsmobile F-88 concept car is up for sale, and suddenly the stage gets even more crowded. I'm trying to get a decent photo of the car, and I almost have a clear shot when the bidding passes the million-dollar mark. Things start getting even crazier. It's as if here at an auction where everyone usually knows what everything is going to sell for, this car is breaking all the rules. "A million four, a million four? C'mon folks, it's not that much if you say it fast," says the auctioneer. He gets that, and more. heard, he declares, "And that, folks, is why we call it the world's greatest auction." MY HONEYMOON IS OVER On the way to $3.2m. It's over $2 million, and there's a kid in the audience in a white T-shirt and jeans who is seriously losing his mind. When the bidding hits two and a half million, he lets out a rebel yell, jumping up and down, punching the air. I can see goose bumps on my own arms. I can't believe this scene, it's like a fourth-quarter comeback and time is running out. The crowd is ecstatic, egging on the bidding, and when the car is hammered sold at $3 million, the kid drops to his knees and pounds the floor. When the auctioneer can finally be I spent a lot of time walking at Barrett-Jackson, at least five miles a day. I talked to all kinds of people: new bidders, old-timers, and those who just came to look at all these incredible machines and get a whiff of that fabulous old-car smell. On the plane home, I thought about the world under the auction tent, where everyone's your best buddy. And even though big money buys big perks, it's really quite an egalitarian world. The guy who has to finance his $25,000 Road Runner is hanging out with the guy who buys cars for his friends like he's getting the next round of drinks, and a threat to open a can of whoop-ass is greeted with the fondness of a bear hug. It's a crazy world you people inhabit, but it's really starting to grow on me. I'm still mooning over my little Skoda. Maybe I'll have to go to St. Louis and threaten Mark Hyman to convince him to sell it to me. Or maybe I'll just come back to Arizona next year and fall in love with another new-to-me car.• 'We Share Your Passion for Classic Cars " iv 1,71 "Nrr  , • yr J-jri INSURANCE Instant Quotes Online. www.parishheacock.com May 2005 31


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SCA4' Around the World Geneva Motor Show Nestled in the Alps, a new car enthusiasts' Mecca Maserati Birdcage 75th: high style in every way S witzerland has a long history of being neutral. And the same is true of its International Motor Show, this year being the 75th annual event. In Detroit, it sometimes seems like the Big Three are putting on a show as much for the assembled stock analysts as for the public; at Frankfurt, the German manufacturers spent much of their time explaining why diesels are the Victor Mueller Spyker; now U.S. legal. Buy yours today. answer to all of the world's problems, and the Paris show revolves around the French explaining why Americans are secretly chomping at the bit for Renault minivans. Geneva is different. Show regulations keep exhibitors from constructing view-blocking monster exhibits, so the entire event has an open, airy feeling. Presentations are tightly scheduled, one every fifteen minutes, and simple explanations of what's new are the norm, rather than the full-scale productions of Aida complete with Hemi-powered elephants, so often the norm in the U.S. Every car enthusiast should have a short list of events to attend at least once, ranging from Barrett-Jackson to Pebble Beach to Amelia Island. For the ultimate new car experience, I would put my check mark next to the Geneva show.—ED.• 1‘ ton Ilartin's 1'8 Vantage. their 911 fighter 32 Sports Gm Market


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SCM Around the World Polo, Anyone? Notoriously private, Lauren has never shown this many of his cars to the public, and it is not clear if, let alone when, it might happen again by Donald Osborne Event: Speed, Style, and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts Date: March 6—July 3, 2005 Web site. www.mfa.org E-mail: access@mfa.org Hours: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-4:45pm Monday-Tuesday: 10:00am-4:45pm Wednesday-Friday: 10:00am-9:45pm Admission: $15 adults, $13 seniors and students Feature: Selected cars from the collection of fashion magnate Ralph Lauren Major sponsors: Merrill Lynch, CBS 4 Boston, The Boston Phoenix Boston MuNcum oston's Museum of Fine Arts opened an exhibition of cars from the collection of fashion giant Ralph Lauren on March 6, 2005. Running through July 3, 2005, "Speed, Style and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection" includes 16 of the designer's cars in a dramatic and effective 10,000 square-foot display. In fact, this show could serve as an inspiration for New York's Museum of Modern Art to finally come up with a way to show their entire permanent car collection to the public. B Lauren, a noted collector whose cars have won Best in Show at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 34  1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 and 1929 Blower Bentley Sports Car Market


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1930 Mercedes Benz "Count Trossi" SSK - twice, has loaned both those winners—the 1930 Mercedes-Benz "Count Trossi" SSK and the 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe— to the museum. Cars on view range from a 1929 4 1/2-Liter Blower Bentley to a 1996 McLaren Fl. L The impetus for the exhibition came when MFA Director Malcolm Rogers visited the "Moving Beauty: A Century in Automobile Design" show at the Montreal Museum of Arts in 1995. He wanted to bring an exhibition to his museum to show classic cars as sculptural works of art. The museum contacted Paul Russell, the noted restorer in Massachusetts who has worked on Ralph Lauren's cars for years. He made the connection with the designer, who agreed to lend his cars. The display includes three videos by Chris Szwedo projected onto walls showing several of the cars in action on the road, as well as evocative historical racing footage. Hearing the sounds of the engines as you walk around adds an additional dimension to the experience. An audio guide with commentary from Lauren, Paul Russell and racer Phil Hill is also available to help guide the visitor through the show. May 2005  To satisfy the enthusiast visitor who is interested in more than shiny paint, the museum has programmed four "Hoods Up Evenings." On the last Thursday of each month of the exhibition, some of the cars will have their hoods open to show their powerplants. One car that will not participate in "Hoods Up" is one of Lauren's most recent acquisitions, the ex-Phil Hill/Bill Sen-i 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia. This is the first time it has been seen in public following a total restoration, but the engine has not yet been refitted. A book has been published to accompany the show, which features 29 cars from Lauren's collection, along with an interview with the designer and essays by Beverly Rae Kimes and Winston Goodfellow. Photographs by noted photographer Michael Furman illustrate the cars. The book is available in hardcover at $60, or softcover at $37.50 from the museum (www.mfa.org). Ralph Lauren is frequently seen on the fashion runway and in magazines promoting his Polo/Ralph Lauren products, but most people have only seen cars from his collection in advertisements for his company's merchandise. Notoriously private, he has never before shown this many of his cars to the public, and it is not clear if, let alone when, it might happen again. If you live anywhere near Boston, the exhibition must not be missed. If you don't live nearby, I can't think of many better reasons to empty your frequent flyer account.• THE EXHIBITION 1938 Alfa Romeo ex-Phil Hill 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1929 4 1/2 Liter "blower" Bentley 1930 Mercedes-Benz "Count Trossi" SSK 1933 Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Gangloff drop head coupe 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1950 Jaguar XK120 alloy roadster 1954 Ferrari 375 Plus 1955 Jaguar D-Type 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rosso 1961 Ferrari 250 Testa Rosso Spyder Fantuzzi 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO 1988 Porsche 959 1996 McLaren Fl 35


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Ferrari Profile 1974 365 GT4 BB Boxer A serious, high-speed missile which rewards the serious pilot and frustrates the casual driver by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1974-76 Number produced: 327 Original list price: $35,000 (plus $10,000$15,000 for DOT/EPA compliance) SCM Price Guide: $65,000-$85,000 Tune-up/major service: $3,000; add $2,000 for timing belts Distributor cap: $300 Chassis #: on frame tube in engine bay Engine #: top of block Club: Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1966-72 Lamborghini Miura, 1971-80 Maserati Bore, 1968-73 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 17751 T he all-new 365 GT4 BB appeared on the world stage at the 1971 Turin Motor Show and received a rapturous reception. Of monocoque/tubular steel construction, it featured a mid-mounted, flat-12 engine derived directly from Ferrari's sports prototype program. Pininfarina clothed the state-of-the-art mechanical package in a sleek yet uncluttered berlinetta body carrying trademark black lower panels. Not only did the Boxer have six rear lights, but six exhaust pipes too—oneupmanship as only the Italians know how. Mid-1976 saw the 365 Boxer replaced by the evolutionary 512, but to many the 365 remains the definitive Berlinetta Boxer, despite—or perhaps because of—its raw and uncompromising feel. S/N 17751 is one of the earliest Boxers made and was built for a VIP motoring connoisseur par excellence, King Hussein of Jordan. Along with the Shah of Iran, King Hussein was one of the great patrons of European luxury car manufacturers during the era, and most carmakers were keen to ensure he received one of the first examples of any important new model. Finished in a fashionable shade of light red known as "Rosso Dino," over an unusual combination of beige cloth and black leather for the interior (which was only available on very early examples), factory records show S/N 17751 was sold directly to His Royal Highness. The car was flown to the Royal Palace in Amman from Venice's Marco Polo Airport in April 1974, having been completed at Maranello in the preceding month. How long the King retained his shiny new supercar is not known, but he cannot have covered much distance with it, as 30 years after delivery the odometer reads just 6,152 km. This makes it perhaps the lowest-mileage 365 GT4 BB extant. In German ownership since 1993, the car is described as being in #1 condition and is offered complete with owner's handbook, service book, spare parts catalog, sales and service agent's booklet, and tool kit. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $159,531 at Bonhams ' Gstaad sale held Dec. 18, 2004. At the 1965 Salone di Torino, Femiccio Lamborghini stood the automotive world on its ear by introducing a highly advanced chassis featuring 36  an outrageous, transversely mounted V12 engine. Lamborghini dressed the car in an haute couture body and the legendary Miura was born. Three years later; Ferrari introduced its next flagship model, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. While this was a significant car and a worthy successor to Ferrari 's previous models, the Daytona lacked the imagination of the Miura. Ferrari would have to raise the bar to .fight in the Miura 's ring. DeTomaso, Lotus, and a handful of other manufacturers had introduced mid-engine sports cars in the 1960s, and even Ferrari had built the midengined V6 Dino. But it would not be until the next decade that Ferrari would 1974 Ferrari 365 614 BB Lot #282; S/N 17927 Condition: 2+ Sold at $90,383 Bonhoms; Gstood, CH; 12/19/2003 SCM ID# 31741 1974 Ferrari 365 0T4 BB Lot #82; S/N 34569 Condition: 2+ Sold at $62,698 Christie's; London, UK; 6/7/2004 SC41 ID# 34569 answer the Miura 's shot with the 365 GT4 BB. The low-profile Boxer was the personification of Pininfarina elegance, a classy woman in contrast to Lamborghini's sexy runway model. The Boxer was immediately accepted by both the press and Ferrari's customers, bringing much-needed sales orders back to Maranello. Ferrari believed it would not be cost-effective to build a Boxer that would meet U.S. safety and emission standards, and it never did—even as the 365 GT4 evolved into the 512 BB and the 512 BBi. This forbidden aspect initially enhanced the Boxer 's mystique on our shores, and buyers lusted after them. Industrious shops led by Dick Fritz of Amerispec found the Boxer could be modified to meet Federal regs, and customers were more than willing to pay for the service. Later; however, the gray market status of the Boxer and high production numbers for the 512 models conspired to relegate this impressive machine to second-class status in the Ferrari world. Sports Cor Market


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Starting up a Boxer is like throwing a match on gasoline. At first, there is nothing as the engine turns over slowly, the starter struggling against compression. Then comes the "woof" as the engine explodes to life with a roar; almost as if all twelve cylinders are firing at once. This is followed by a little poof of exhaust smoke before things settle down. Driving the Boxer is not for the timid. It is not a light-hearted sports car, but a serious, high-speed missile which demands attention, rewarding the serious pilot and frustrating the casual driver A rather high first gear and a somewhat finicky clutch necessitate a delicate yet deliberate launch. Once on the move, the heavy controls remind you that 65-mph touring was not in Ferrari's design criteria in the 1970s. Thirty minutes in a Boxer challenges your skills and thrills your every sense, but an hour behind the wheel makes you yearn for home. If you're looking to purchase a Boxer, it is crucial to get a copy of the EPA and DOT "release" papers with your purchase. A non-complying example may be impossible to register and is legally considered contraband, subject to U.S. Customs confiscation and, in the worst case, either exportation or crushing. This has tended to make the market for both the 365 Boxer and the later 512 models a little fickle. Besides legalization issues, currency exchange considerations and typical market .flutters have sent values from $50,000 to $250,000 and back down again over the years. In a soft market, drivability issues and impressive new Ferrari models have lured buyers away from the Boxer When the market is booming, however; buyers choose collectibility over practically. The exclusivity of the original 365 Boxer compared to later models (387 built versus about a thousand for each of the 512 models), as well as its performance and heritage, make it a desirable target as the market at large trends upwards. While these conditions have shored up the 365 market at about $65,000-$85,000, keep in mind that engine rebuilds are a $20,000-and-up proposition that will continue to scare away many potential owners until values go back up into the six-figure range. "Buy low, sell high" is never as simple as it seems. That the car pictured here sold for $159k is certainly not indicative of the market at large, but more reflects this car 's ultra-low miles, royal heritage, and excellent condition. The Hussein Boxer is arguably the best, and thereby most valuable, non—competition Boxer in the world, and its provenance should make it a star in any collection. In other words, price aside, at least the buyer here bought the right car Even at nearly twice the high end of the SCM Price Guide, I'd be willing to call this a good buy (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership www.RTGT.com 877.840,3199 203 NE 12 May 2005  37


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan American Iron versus Ferrari Bargains Top-tier collectors are now buying not only the best Ferraris, but the best muscle cars and the best of the pre-war stuff, too n the May 2004 issue of SCM, I wrote about the market values of muscle cars—Hemis in particular—and how they had soared past those of more-or-less comparable Ferraris in the past two years. Since then, the Ferrari market has grown stronger, but the market for muscle cars has gotten even hotter. It's not only '50s and '60s Detroit Iron that's hot right now, but pretty much every sort of collectable domestic vehicle, from vintage race cars to specials to Classics. Prices for these cars have continued to rise higher and faster than anything we've seen in the Ferrari world since the glory days (if you were a speculator) of 1989. I REVISITING BEMIS VS. DAYTONAS Last year, a well-documented, numbers-matching, no-stories 1970 Hemi 'Cuda coupe with a four-speed would have brought about $200k, while the rarer 1971 coupe might fetch $400k. A '70 Hemi convertible was making $800k to $ lm, while a '71 convertible was in the then-staggering $800k-$1.5m range. Today those numbers are chump change, as the same 1970 fourspeed coupe will bring $300k to $400k, with the '71 more like $600k$800k. Convertibles are easily making from $1.5m to $2m for '70s, while '7Is are trading from $2m to a this-is-silly $4m. By comparison, Daytonas are still a bargain. Last year the market price for a decent driver 365 GTB/4 coupe was $125k, while today it's a "mere" $ 150k. A restored-to-death Daytona has gone from $150k in 2004 to $175k this year. Good Daytona Spyders went from $350k last year to $500k today, and you can add an extra $100k or so if it's been nicely restored by someone whose name you recognize. Now that Hemi 'Cudas have vaulted far past the price range of Daytonas, the muscle car guys continue to say these cars are all being sold to end users, not speculators, and that the market remains strong. We've all heard that before, haven't we? In the late '80s, Daytona coupes went from $75k to $500k, and Spyders zoomed from $150k to $1.5m in just four years. But the bubble burst in early 1990, and values have never really recovered. Ferrari buyers have clearly learned their lesson, as evidenced by today's Daytona prices. Will the Mopar gang have to suffer a similar comeuppance? Time will tell, but the price of admission has simply gone nuts in the Hemi world, making what were once comparably priced collectibles look like Wal-Mart blowouts. PRE-WAR APPRECIATION It's not only Hemi prices that are climbing. Turning to the world of Duesenbergs, a nicely restored 1934 Duesenberg J Convertible Coupe (S/N 2560) with a body by Walker La Grande sold for $2.75 million at the recent RM sale in Arizona. Yet just a few years back, this same car set a world-record price for Dueseys, selling for $1.98m at the RM Meadow Brook Auction in 2001. Even Brass is not immune to this current collector frenzy. A 1913 Mercer 35J Raceabout best described as "an older restoration" sold for $1m at the Bonhams & Butterfields Wiglesworth auction in September 2004. Not three years ago this was a $600k to $700k car, yet today it's setting another world-record price. These pre-war cars were actually the first collector cars to really take off in price back in the 1970s. Of course, this was far before anyone considered Ferraris as investments. Through the 1980s the market for old American iron was very good, though nowhere near the craziness we saw in the Ferrari market during the same time period. Common 38  1913 Mercer 35.1 Raceabom. from S600k to Slm in just three years. wisdom said that the Duesenbergs, Packards, Auburns and the like were being sold to collectors who remembered these grand cars from their youth, and were finally able to purchase their dream car as they approached retirement age. The theory was that as these men grew older and passed on, the market for the Classics would slowly die. And for the past decade, indeed, the prices of classics have been static or in decline. But for the best of the best, there is suddenly an all-new group of buyers snapping these cars up—baby boomers in their late 40s or 50s. For these guys, it's a ripe area for branching out and diversifying their collection. BUY NOW BEFORE IT'S GONE FOREVER These top-tier collectors are now buying not only the best Ferraris, but the best muscle cars and the best of the pre-war stuff, too. Today it is not uncommon for a Duesenberg to be parked next to a Ferrari GTO and a Hemi 'Cuda. These collectors are "car guys" and want the best of all eras and types, whether sports cars or heavy iron. We need only look at the current owner of the "Mormon Meteor," a one-off Duesenberg Si which sold at the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach auction in 2004. It made $4.5m, then privately resold after the auction to a well-known Midwestern collector for even more. The car now shares space in his collection with many super-collectable Ferraris, including an F40, an F50, an Enzo and an exFrancorchamps P3/4. His garage also includes a fabulous Corvette race car collection whose crown jewel is a one-off Corvette Grand Sport roadster. The owner is certainly not a speculator—none of the cars in his collection are for sale and he is comfortable with the purchase prices, as he buys what he feels are the best of each era. So I believe the rise in values of non-muscle American cars is the real thing, and it has legs. However, let's not fool ourselves into thinking the market isn't also being driven by that most common of human emotions: greed. Given that you are lucky to get 4% interest from your bank, watching your $200,000 Hemi 'Cuda appreciate to $400,000 in a year seems pretty good, doesn't it? And it's even better if you sell it and 1031 Exchange your money into another similar muscle car. But beware: After 31 years of dealing in Ferraris, I have to say that any time a market doubles and then doubles again in a short period of time, it's simply a game of musical chairs. This time I'm afraid we're just waiting for the Star Spangled Banner to stop playing.• Sports Car Market ms and Buneolelds


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English Profile 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato I can tell you firsthand that there were a number of bidders ready and willing to drop two and a half million bucks on this car by Steve Serio DETAILS Years produced: 1960-63 Number produced: 19 Original list price: £3,750 (£5,470 including purchase tax; approx. $13,100) SCM Valuation: $2,000,00043,000,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,200-$2,400 Distributor cap: $55 Chassis #: plate located in engine compartment, right hand side near firewall; stamped in chassis, left hand lower side near the bottom of the suspension wishbone Engine #: on chassis plate and top of block left front, usually marked with red paint Club: Aston Martin Owners Club, Attn: Susan Laskey, 1301 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10019 Web site: www.ammorg Alternatives: 1960-62 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GTO, 1961-62 Jaguar XKE Factory Lightweight SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: DB4GT/0190/L Engine number: 370/0190/GT hat ultimately became the single most important Gran Turismo in the entire history of Aston Martin was first seen at the 1960 London Motor Show. The DB4GT Zagato was designed by 23-year-old Ercole Spada under the watchful eye of Gianni Zagato. It retained a likeness to the original DB4, but with styling that Spada described as looking "like an animal having its skin tightened from a point on the middle of its back." vv The tried and true methods of the Zagato Carrozzeria made the finished product a much lighter and more spartan automobile than the standard model. Everywhere weight could be saved, it was. Seats were lighter, aluminum replaced steel in sections of the chassis, Perspex was used for the windows (except for the windshield), and fittings were lightened by use of different materials. Chassis were sent from Newport Pagnell to Italy to be bodied and then returned to the U.K. for trimming and final assembly. No two of these cars were exactly the same, with each carrying its own Zagato/Aston DNA. The true connoisseur can point out each and every chassis because of these unique and beautiful differences. Twenty examples were originally produced, with only eight being left hand drive. One car was destroyed, leaving the remaining 19 to exist today. The history of each has been well documented over the years with few having important period race provenance. Many cars were raced when new, but few tasted the checkered flag, as the racing career of the Aston Zagato was brief and not as distinguished as perhaps the factory had hoped. But the likes of Moss, Salvadori and Clark helped glorify the model, and the brutishly macho DB4GT Zagato would become an instant classic shortly after it went out of production. The example on offer here was originally sold to Commander James 40  Murray, a naval attaché residing in Paris, France. Ordered through Garage Mirabeau, chassis 0190L was successfully driven by Roy Salvadori at the May 1962 BRSCC Brands Hatch Event and finished 1st in Class and 2nd overall, outpaced only by the Ferrari GTO driven by Imes Ireland. (Curiously, this race took place prior to its June 1962 delivery to Commander Murray.) Today, the DB4GT Zagato is appreciated as one of the most outstanding sports racers of its era, a period when the battles of the racing scene were still fought with cars that could be run on the road. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $2,695,000 at the RM Phoenix sale, held January 28, 2005. 1956 Aston Martin DB3S Lot #91; 5/N DB3/117 Condition: 1- Sold at $1,647,305 Christie's; Le Mans, FR; 7/23/2004 SCM ID# 34918 1963 Aston Martin DB4GT Lot #100 ; S/N DB4GT/0189/8 Condition: 1 Sold at $1044100 Brooks ; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/25/1992 SCM ID# 12896 In the course of a conversation I had with Giotto Bizzarini in 1989, he described his idea ofthe pofect road car: "It would have an English chassis, a twelve-cylinder Ferrari motor, and a body by an Italian coachbuilder" Well, the Aston Zagato is missing six cylinders (although it does possess twelve spark plugs) but it's still as close to perfection as I've witnessed. Bizzarini may have given the grandest of kudos to this masterpiece when he said, and I'm paraphrasing here, "The Aston Martin Zagato forced the hand of Ferrari to build the GTO." But not many folks in the know paid attention to this Anglo-Italian Sports Car Market Ron Kmball S wronkiinballst


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work of kinetic rolling art in the early 1960s. That this sexy beast was unloved from birth through its early teens seems like a crime today. Yet the indifference of enthusiasts to the car is simple to explain. Frankly, in period the DB4GT Zagato was a bit of a loser It had no great race results, pitiful sales, quirky build quality, and it was overweight and overpriced. Sure, Jim Clark and Roy Salvadori drove them, and a few zipped around Le Mans, but it just didn't click for the amount of cash it took to buy one. In modern terms, there was no buzz. With passage of time, perceptions change, and auto aficionados really started to dig the DB4GT Zagato. By the mid-1970s the first wave of appreciation kicked in. It is worth noting that a fair percentage of the 19 Zagatos extant have been with long-time owners who have never relinquished their prize cars; these owners bought the cars for their intrinsic attractiveness and are well-heeled enough that just putting a few extra million in their pockets isn't going to induce them to part with one. I would guess that when the Forshaw family of Dorset, England, acquired the car pictured here in the 1970s, it must have set them back all of $15k-$20k. S/N 0190L was just a tired club race rig then, but by the time it was sold at the Brooks Goodwood Festival of Speed auction in July 1998, it broughtjust under $1 .1m. And the appreciation curve was just beginning to steepen. By 2002, the market price for these cars had further accelerated to $1.75m-$2.25m, and today we've blown past $2.5 million. The $2.6 million paid here is by far the highest price realized at auction for an Aston Martin. While this record will hold for today it likely won't last through tomorrow A few examples have brought slightly more money in private-party transactions ($2.85m and $2.9m), though both of those cars had fresher restorations and a slightly better pedigree. The point is, expect the Zagato to break the $3m barrier soon. The interest and fascination with collecting cars at this level is at an all-time high, and there are just too many new faces with sacks of cash looking to .fill their dream garages with these ultra-rare cars. To by and buy an Alfa 8C, Ferrari 250 SWB, Jaguar E-type Lightweight or Aston Zagato these days, you have to be able to react quickly with your wallet when the right car comes up. It's no different for us folks chasing far less expensive cars. If a great Porsche 356B coupe, Triumph TR2 or Alfa Giulietta appears, it quickly disappears, with prices ballooning in the process. I was the agent for the seller of this car, and I also participated in the sale that brought this car to America in July 2002. I can tell you firsthand that there were a number of bidders ready and willing to drop two and a half million bucks on this car in Phoenix. They all had the desire and the disposable income, which translates into at least two, maybe three, of these rarities that could have sold that day, should they have been available. Of course they weren't, and who knows when the opportunity will come again. But being the underbidder on an Aston Zagato only means that you're going to try harder, and spend more, the next time one comes to market. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.). n,Issionate enthusiasts as well as Concours competitors consider ,mol OD. to be the world's finest and purest autacare products ,3redients derived from nature and an over abundance of rare -c, your cherished automobil,- www.zymol.com 800.999.5563 zymed. Display Your Passion


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English Patient Gary Anderson No Respect for the Healey 100-Six? It was cursed to be remembered as the model that wasn't quite ready for prime time ear SCM: I've got a chance to buy a 1957 Austin-Healey 100Six in good driver condition for around $25,000. I've been reading about Healeys selling at recent auctions for close to six figures. Is this price a real bargain, or is there something I don't know about the model I'm looking at?—S.S., via e D - mail In the range of every classic car marque, there is a Rodney Dangerfield model—one that just gets no respect. In the case of the Big Healeys, it's the 100-Six. Yet, just as 1958 Austin-Healey 100-Six with the late Mr. Dangerfield, looking back we can see the excellent qualities of the model that might have eluded us in period. The 100-Six has all the classic looks for which Healeys are famous. Even in bone-stock original spec, the car is capable of cruising with modern highway traffic all day long. With its reasonable price and lack of strong collector interest, you can easily upgrade it without harming its value. This is especially true if you're thinking of building a vintage Healey race car. Though $25,000 is a reasonable price for a 100-Six in good driving condition, it isn't the bargain of the year, by any means. (The SCM Price Guide shows a range of $20,000-$28,000.) But when you evaluate the price of the 100-Six relative to other Healeys, it does provide great value for money. Even better, I would say that the 100-Six models have a bit more appreciation potential, since they sell at the bottom of the Healey food chain. While the more desirable models have priced themselves into the stratosphere, the 100-Six still has some room to rise in value before it bumps up against the bottom of the next rung. UNLOVED FROM THE START So why doesn't the 100-Six get any respect? To begin with, the press panned it when it was first introduced as a replacement for the fourcylinder Austin-Healey 100 in May 1956. Even with dual carburetors, the new six-cylinder, 2,639-cc BMC Cseries engine produced only 102 hp. By comparison, the four-cylinder Austin engine it replaced put out 109 hp with Le Mans tuning modifications. With the heavier engine, and the chassis stretched two inches to accommodate it, the 100-Six was slower off the mark than the four-cylinder 100, even though it boasted a few more miles per hour at top speed. REFERENCE BOOKS Austin-Healey 100 & 3000 Series by Graham Robson, Crowood, 2002 Austin-Healey 100/100-6/3000 Restoration Guide by Gary Anderson and Roger Moment, Motorbooks, 2000. The Healey Book by Bill Emerson, Coterie Press Ltd, 2002. CLUBS Austin-Healey Club of America ; www.healeydub.org Austin-Healey Club USA; www.healey.org INTERNET HEALEY UST Healeys@autox.team.net To subscribe e-mail majordomo@autox.team.net with message 'subscribe Healeys" OTHER INTERNET INFORMATION SOURCES British Car Forum ; www.britishcarforum.com Scions of Lucas; vnvw.team.net/sol PARTS SOURCES Moss Motors; onv.mossmotors.com Victoria British ; www.victoriabritish.com 42  Nevertheless, by taking advantage of the two extra inches of space to install a pair of "occasional seats" in the tonneau area, BMC made the car seem a bit more practical to couples with small children, and over 7,000 units were sold within the first 18 months of production, more than twice the sales numbers of the 100-4. POWER BOOST The main reason for the limited performance was the design of the head on the six-cylinder BMC engine. Originally created for the Austin, Morris and Wolseley family sedans, the engine had a cost-saving integral intake manifold, so the two 1.5-inch carbs fed into a single gallery, which in turn fed all six cylinders. However, Donald Healey and his son and chief engineer Geoff immediately set to work developing an improved version, with a separate intake manifold and 1.75inch carburetors. This engine was tested in long-distance rallies, in road racing at Sebring, and in land-speed record efforts at Bonneville, and proved capable of 117 hp in production trim. It was installed for test purposes on some production cars beginning in October 1957, and by January 1958 the gallery-head engines had been phased out completely. BACK TO A TWO-SEATER In response to market interest, a two-seat version of the 100-Sixcoded BN6—was put into production in March 1958, and assembly of the 2+2 BN4 was halted a few weeks later. Though identical in most respects to the BN4, some cost-saving measures had been taken to simplify the interior trim on the BN6. When production of the BN4 began again in September, most of the changes were incorporated into them as well, which can make things even more complicated for conscientious restorers. By the time all the running changes are factored in, there were essentially three versions of the 2+2 BN4: the original version with the gallery-head engine, the original version with the upgraded engine, and the second version with the upgraded engine. Production of the BN4 and BN6 continued in parallel until March 1959, with a total of 15,444 100-Sixes produced. ON TO THE 3000 Throughout the production run, Donald Healey continued to enter cars in European and American events for development purposes. In late March 1959, new versions of the two-seat models (coded BN7) and 2+2 models (coded BT7) were introduced with a number of competition-tested improvements. Most significantly, engine capacity had been increased to 2,912 cc, increasing horsepower to 124 and boosting torque from 142 to 162 lb-ft. In addition, the front drum brakes were replaced with disc brakes. Judging from early marketing literature, these upgraded models were initially going to be sold as 100-Sixes, but within a month or so of introduction, they had acquired a new name: the Austin-Healey 3000. Henceforth the 100-Six was cursed to be remembered as the model that wasn't quite ready for prime time. EASY ON THE BUDGET Nevertheless, some purists have recently been restoring these previously unloved cars to their original specifications, and many of the original trim pieces are now being remanufactured. If you're thinking of building a Healey for vintage racing, the 100-Six is a cheap base to use. Then you can do exactly what the Healey Works did in the day and build a performance version with front (and even rear) disc brakes, double or triple Weber carbs, and upgraded suspension to emulate the Monte Carlo rally cars or the Sebring racers. The bottom line is that if you're looking for Healey style at a bargainbasement price, the 100-Six may be just the ticket.• Sports Car Market


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1976 Alfetta Sedan When I first saw the car, it took my breath away. "Who would do a $65,000 restoration on an Alfetta sedan?" I wondered by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced: 1975-79 Number produced: 102,960 Original list price: $6,995 SCM Price Guide: $2,000-$3,000 Tune-up/major service: $275 Distributor cap: $18 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: stamped on boss right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: www.aroc-usworg Alternatives: 1973-74 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berlina, 1975-83 BMW 3-series SCM Investment Grade: F 1982 Aston Martin Legend° Lot #241; S/N 13128 Condition: 2 Sold at $11,408 Bonhams; Newport Pagnell, UK; 5/10/2003 SCM ID# 31110 Chassis number: AR116330003126 T 44  his rare and sought-after four-door Alfa Romeo sedan features new exterior paint and new and correct interior. Its classic Alfa 2,000-cc inline four-cylinder has been treated to a recent rebuild, and it is fitted with dual Weber carbs. All the stainless trim has been restored, while all the chrome bits have been similarly redone. This is a fun, fast, and affordable four-door sports car. The new buyer will suffer no disappointments, as this one runs and drives as it looks. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $11,070 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, held January 26-30, 2005. Introduced in 1975 alongside the Alfetta GT coupe, the Alfetta sedan can trace its roots back to the Giulia T1 sedan of 1962. The 1,600-cc TI begat the 1750 Berlina in 1969, which had a longer wheelbase, roomier and better-furnished interior; and a bigger trunk. In 1971, Alfa's twoliter engine was dropped into the package and the 2000 Berlina was born. With a revised interior further continuing the march up-market, and the smoother, torquier engine, it provided even more refinement. The 2000 Berlina didn't appear in the U.S. until 1972, and was superceded by the Alfetta three years later Named after the all-conquering post-war Alfa Romeo Grand Prix car, the Alfetta was a markedly different car than its predecessors. It was shorter, lower, lighter and wider than the Berlina, and offered styling by Bertone that was more shapely than the "square-rigged" Alfa sedans of the past. Finally, Alfisti no longer had to make excuses for owning a sedan. The Alfetta represented a new en- 1982 Maserati Cluattroporte III Lot #362; S/N AM33049A003242 Condition: 2Sold at $4,769 Bonhams & Brooks; Hendon, UK; 2/26/2001 SCM ID# 237451967 gineering direction for Alfa as well, and boasted the sophistication of rack-and-pinion steering, a rear-mounted, five-speed transaxle, longitudinal torsion bar front suspension, and a DeDion rear axle with inboard disc brakes. The Spica-injected, two-liter DOHC four of the 2000 series was retained, good for 118 hp in the Alfetta. Some of these changes to Alfa's proven technology were a good thing, while some weren 't. While Alfa sedans had always been a pleasure to drive, the Alfetta took it to a new level, with near 50-50 weight balance thanks to the transaxle. The cars were a pleasure to steer with the throttle, yet still incredibly forgiving. I risked many tickets driving mine much too quickly on any road with S-bends, climbing corners or decreasing-radius curves. The A lfetta was truly a sports sedan. On the other hand, the remote shift linkage was unfortunately vague, Sports Car Market


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rubbery and balky. This was made even more galling as the ultra-direct Alfa gearbox was already a thing of legend, and Lancia had done a transaxle linkage so much better in the Aurelia way back in 1950. The shift forks could also bend or lose their clips if the lever was forced too quickly. The other notorious weakness of the Alfetta is its rubber driveshaft "donuts," three couplings that take the place of traditional U-joints. As they age, they develop cracks, which in turn cause driveline vibrations that lead to total failure. Count on replacing them on any car you buy. To make things a bit trickier, the design changed three times during the car 's production run, so you must be sure to fit the proper type on your car The Alfetta's inboard rear brakes were also problematic, with pads that are difficult to change and a parking brake that greatly increases rear pad wear Alfetta interiors are a mixture of fragile materials. The velour sags and wears out, the foam padding dries out before turning lumpy and powdery, the hard plastics are prone to cracking and warping, and the wood veneer is given to peeling and fading. Sedans generally saw more use than coupes as well, so their interiors tend to be more tired. Kits and materials are available for a total re-do of the interior; but are more expensive than those for the more valuable two-door cars. Rust is a major issue with all Alfas of the 1970s as well. Alfa Romeo used low-quality Soviet steel thanks to a trade deal the Italian government (Alfa's owner at the time) made with the USSR. Although a lot of the rust tends to be cosmetic (around the trim mounting points and window trim, including the windshield) it almost certainly will have attacked the main structure by now. The pedal box, driver 's floor and seat belt mounting points are especially vulnerable. When I first saw the car pictured here driving into registration at the auction, it took my breath away. "Who would do a $65,000 restoration on an Alfetta sedan?" I wondered. As I got closer; however; I realized I was mistaken. This wasn't a restoration at all, but rather a fairly thorough "refurbishment." The paint was fairly thick, with a good amount of orange peel present—not unlike the original finish. The seats and door panels had been recovered with a proper velour kit, but with some sagging in spots. The front seat headrests were missing, and their mounting holes were covered with a patch of seat fabric. The horn buttons on the steering wheel spokes looked slightly melted somehow, and there was black electrical tape wrapped around part of the rim of the wheel. Underneath an aftermarket dashboard cover rug, the usual and expected cracks in the original dash top could be seen. There was no radio, and the car was not equipped with a/c. The engine compartment was clean, with what looked to be a professional installation of twin Weber carbs in place of the hated Spica mechanical fuel injection system. The cam cover had not been changed however and the broken brackets for the original air plenum hose were still there. To top it all off the car seemed to sit a bit too high, as if it had new springs with incorrect dimensions. Having said all that, this was still the nicest Alfetta I've seen in at least 20 years. Was the price a Barrett-Jackson phenomena? Certainly, and even more so given what notorious cheapskates owners of Alfettas are. But how much is a good Alfetta worth if you're looking for one? They're not thick on the ground, so perhaps this new and unrepeatable record price will coax some more nice examples to surface. And let's face it—even if the new owner paid twice retail, he's only $5,500 upsidedown, less than the cost of a valve job on a lot of the exotics we cover in SCM. Further, he has a four-door sedan capable of hustling down backroads with a family aboard, in keeping with the Alfa slogan for their 1900s, "the family car that wins races." (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 1971 Maserati Ghibi 4.9 SS Coupe 1962 Ferrari 330 GTO HAMANN CLASSIC CARS - • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Competizione 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB1, 1 OTHER CARS PRESENTLY AVAILABLE FERRARI 166/212 Fl/F2 GP race car 340 America Vignale Berlinetta 250GT0 re-creation (ex-David Pipei ) 250LM 275GTB/4 275GTB/4 Alloy 330GTS 360 Modena Spider JAGUAR XK 150 S Roadster MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster PORSCHE 356 Carrera Speedster 935 935 "Moby Dick" (one of only 4 built) 962 OTHERS Aston Martin DB6 Volante Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible For almost 30 years, Thomas Hamann has been actively involved in the classic and exotic car industry. He has been involved in the purchase, sale and brokering of some of the finest automobiles made.With this strong history, he has firmly established his position in the international collector car market. Ph. (203) 918-8300 Fax (203) 702-5098 www.hamannclassiccars.com info@hamannclassiccars.com May 2005


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Photos: James Mann Etceterini & Friends Profile 1972 Maserati Boomerang Concept Credit or blame it, this car inspired years of "folded paper" design by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced: 1971-72 Number produced: 1 Original list price: N/A SCM Valuation: $600,000-$1,000,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,700 Distributor cap: $225 Chassis #: rear bulkhead Engine #: side of engine block Club: Maserati Club International, P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 Web site: www.maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1964 Alfa Romeo Canguro, 1968 Ferrari 250 P5 Pininfarina Concept SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 081 Engine number: 902 T he Maserati Boomerang was first displayed as a non-functional model at the Turin Motor Show in 1971. By the Geneva Salon of March 1972, it had been transformed into a fully operational vehicle, fitted with the race-bred, 4.7-liter Maserati V8, developing no less than 310 hp. It was claimed to be good for an indicated top speed of 186 mph. One journalist observed that it looked as though it was already doing 100 while standing still. Until 1974 it was successively shown at the Paris, London and Barcelona motor shows, and was unanimously praised for its audacity. It is often considered that this, the fourth sports car concept introduced by the young Italdesign firm after its inception, proved to be the most influential. Its unforgettable wedge-shaped body was the inspiration for some small series Maseratis and the Lotus Esprit, as well as the Volkswagen Golf. Unlike now, it was not uncommon at the time for manufacturers and coachbuilders to sell their concept cars once they had served their purpose. After the Barcelona show, the Boomerang remained in Spain and was eventually sold to a cabaret owner in Benidorm. It then passed to a noted Maserati enthusiast, who discovered it during a holiday trip to Spain in 1980. After a careful restoration, it reappeared for the first time in the 1990 Bagatelle Concours in Paris, where designer Giorgetto Giugiaro was serving as a judge. He proudly hand-signed the rear panel. Since then the Boomerang has been invited to most major events, including Pebble Beach, and has deservedly won numerous awards. In 2002 it passed into its current ownership. Upon acquisition, the Boomerang was found to require some refreshing of the older, largely cosmetic restoration. It was therefore entrusted to marque specialist Paul Grist's Traction Seabert company to be returned to usable order. Over a period of 18 months, the car was systematically worked through and perfected in terms of mechanical and electronic function. Early in 2003 this work was completed, at a cost of some £20,000 (approx. $32,000). Since then the car has been road-registered by the current owner. Though road use is not its primary vocation, it is comforting to know that the car drives well. Its engine, transmission, suspension, brakes and steering all work as they should, as well as the electronics. The car does show some traces of use, but presents well and where possible is still as it was originally shown in the early 1970s. 46  It is extremely rare that a one-off masterpiece such as this, a fully engineered work of art with its unique pedigree, comes to the market. Following the Cisitalia in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Lotus in the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Boomerang would deserve a place in a museum and it would certainly enhance any collection in the world. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $1,000,000 at Christie's Retromobile auction, held February 12, 2005. The Maserati Boomerang was a massively influential design which firmly established the reputation of the three-year-old Italdesign firm when it debuted in 1971. The car can be credited—or blamed, depending on your 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Lot #281; S/N 15275 Condition: 2Sold at $254,880 Bonhams; Gstaad, CH; 12/19/2003 SCM ID# 31736 1965 Barris Custom Batmobile Lot #208; S/N 3 Condition: 3Sold at $205,000 The Auction ; Las Vegas, NV; 10/27/2000 SCM ID# 10793 predilection—for years of "folded paper" design in cars. Following its showing in Turin, it was turned into a "runner" by adapting the mechanicals of a Maserati Bora. While it was unusual to take such a step with a concept car, it fits the philosophy of Giugiaro, whose firm has built show cars that can actually be driven. The Bora itself was launched in 1971, at a time when Citroen owned Maserati. A genuine 170-mph car, it featured a 310-hp, 4.7-liter V8 with four cams, as well as Citroen's notorious hydraulics controlling the brakes, seats and pedals. Fitted into the otherworldly shape of the Boomerang, the package would certainly have made for a dramatic ride. The Boomerang, now twice restored, has racked up a lot of frequent flier miles as a result of extensive show participation. It has appeared at the Bagatelle concours, at the Concorso Italiano in Carmel, CA, twice, and at Pebble Beach. It last appeared at auction at the 2002 Christie 's Retromobile sale, where it brought $627,923. The new owner has since spent loads of cash executing a largely mechanical and electrical renovation to make the Sports Car Market


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Boomerang a "real" driver It is quite likely that this was actually the final development work that wasn't done on the car back in 1972, because I'm sure no one at the time thought it would ever be seriously driven. Why someone today would want to risk its one-off bodywork, glass and trim on the road, I'm not sure. And if you're not going to drive it, about the only other thing you can do with a car like this is show it. Yet there aren't many shows in the world where it hasn't already been seen, at least of those you'd want to take it to. Indeed, what the Boomerang needs most is to go into storage for a while so it can once again be a surprise to encounter By the time that happens, it would no doubt need a third restoration to get the kind of visual crispness a trophy contender needs to have. Regardless of its uselessness, the Boomerang is an important car To quote the late Pat Braden, who profiled the Boomerang in these pages (June 2002) after it last sold: "Like any piece of art, this car is what it is. And in this case, that is an irreplaceable, significant expression of the talent of one of the seminal designers of our time." As such, interest from potential buyers on both sides of the Atlantic was high. In analyzing the sale price of the car, it worth taking a moment to look at the role that exchange rates play in our perception of values. It would seem that if this car sold in 2002 for $628k and now sells for $1m, it has appreciated considerably—by $372,000. In fact, considering that both sales took place in Paris and were transacted in euros, and that both the buyer and the seller are European, a different story emerges. In 2002, the final price with buyer's premium was 67 16,382, while the 2005 sale was for E781,250. Do the math and that only a E64,868 climb, or about $85,627 at current exchange rates. Once commissions are factored in, chances are the seller, a European, actually lost money here when things are figured in euros. You can see why there isn't more American money in the European marketplace right now. In spite of that, at least one of the close underbidders was an American. After all, at $1,000,000 or E781,250, if you wanted to own the Boomerang, the price doesn't matter—it's the only one you can get. (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Antique Automobile Insurance Agency J.C. Taylor 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctaylor.corn May 2005  47


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German Profile 1985 Porsche 928S Many of the improvements the 928 introduced were just not the kinds of things most owners were looking for—at least not in 1978 by Jim Schrager DETAILS Years produced: 1983-86 Number produced: Approx. 61,200 (all 928 models) Original list price: $50,000 (1986) SCM Price Guide: 59,000-S12,000 Tune-up/major service: S750 Distributor cap: $45 Chassis #: on horizontal bulkhead under front hood Engine #: stamped into alloy engine block near head Club: Porsche Club of America, 5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310 Web site: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1976-89 BMW 6-series, 1975-96 Jaguar XJ-S Coupe, 1980-84 Ferrari 400i SCM Investment Grade: D COMPS 1986 Porsche 928S Lot #284; S/N WP0JB09296S862666 Condition: 3 Sold at $12,985 Chassis number: WPOZZZ92ZFS840864 Engine number: 82F05996 p orsche's distinctive 928 was announced in 1977 and followed the pattern of the groundbreaking but underwhelming 924, with a forward-mounted, water-cooled engine. Although similar in basic layout, the 928 shared no components with the 924. The 928's gently rounded 2+2 coupe coachwork was of steel monocoque construction with aluminum alloy doors, hood and rear hatch, and came with a six-year corrosion guarantee. The 928 was powered by a 90-degree V8 engine of 4.5 liters, with single overhead camshafts and fuel injection. It was available with both a five-speed manual and a three-speed automatic transmission. Its Weissach (say "vy-sock," named after Porsche's proving grounds) independently sprung rear axle was a new safety feature, significantly enhancing high-speed stability. The 928S upped the ante with significantly enhanced performance from a 4.7-liter powerplant, developing 300 hp and providing a thoroughly exhilarating top speed of 152 mph. . The car on offer here is in right-hand-drive specification, presented in green livery with a brown leather interior. Factory fitted extras include an automatic transmission, limited-slip differential and electric sunroof. This car was acquired new by the seller and has covered just 7,318 miles at the time of cataloging. It comes complete with a valid registration document for its distinctive "A928 WJW" registration number. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $30,489 at Bonhams 'London sale, held December 6, 2004. It's a safe bet that 928 owners the world around have been drooling with excitement since hearing of this sale. But does this excellent result really foretell resurgence in 928 prices? Is this the beginning of a new 48  era in collectibility for these GT cars? Hardly. Rather, this sale proves a point that has been made in these pages frequently as of late: Currencyfluctuations have driven the dollar so low that many overseas sales are appearing to set record prices. But even if you had Speed Channel cameras present, there is no way you're going to see a similar result at a U.S. auction. The price of the car pictured here was also influenced by a parochial factor, and that was its U.K. number plate. The British are quite wild about having a license plate that has meaningful numbers on it. I would speculate that this car 's plate, with its "928" numerals, may have added as much as $5,000 to the car 's value. But that bump aside, even $25k is about double the SCM Price Guide value of $9,000-$12,000 for a 928S. Perhaps if we take anything away from this result, it's to have an answer to a question that no one is asking: How much is a low-mileage 928S worth? The bottom line with the 928 is the same as it ever was. It's a fabulous car for high-speed touring, but it doesn't fit into the classic Porsche mold of a small-bore, high-revving engine placed at the rear of a lightweight, tossable chassis with a roomy and comfortable cockpit. Although the 928 has always made great sense as a car, it has never made much sense as a Porsche. As such, it's never going to be worth much of anything. Sports Car Market 1984 Porsche 928S Lot #184; S/N WP0JB0920ES862178 Condition: 4+ Sold at $6,678 Ebay/Kruse; Scottsdale, AZ; 1/12/2002 SCM ID# 24523 EBay/Kruse; Ft. Lauderdale, FL ; 1/4/2002 SCM ID# 26835


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While being completely different from Porsche convention didn't stop people from buying and enjoying the 928's performance when new, it did keep the 928 from its intended purpose as a replacement for the 911. Porsche discovered that many of the improvements the 928 introduced, such as better high-speed stability, quieter operation due to water cooling, higher horsepower due to larger displacement, higher top speed, and a true automatic transmission, were not the kinds of things most Porsche owners were looking for—at least not in 1978. The noisy, raucous, and somewhat jittery 911 was desirable because of—rather than in spite of—its lovable quirks. While the 928 faded away a decade ago, Porsche's other high-performance icon, the 911 Turbo, has continued in several new iterations right up to today. In the end, the customer is always right. Luckily for us, Porsche listened. 20 YEAR PICTURE $40,000 1984-85 Porsche 928S $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 1985 BMW 635CSi 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehicle Value Guide. (PI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. 800.367.3759, mvw_blockbookusa.com • The relatively low production volume of the 928 has caused two problems for owners. First, most parts are only available through official Porsche dealers at official Porsche prices—better take out the official Porsche home equity loan. Second, these are complex cars that require extremely skilled mechanics to keep them on the road. If you know the right Mr. Fixit, then you just need a well-stocked checkbook to keep your 928 humming. If not, things can grind to a halt in a hurry. The toughest part about owning a 928 comes when it is time to sell, and you add up your purchase price and all the maintenance expenses, only to realize that no one much cares about your prize. Even if someone gives you a 928, you '11find your fun comes at a fairly high price. With most 928s, that blow is softened by a modest initial purchase price. In this case, the buyer doesn't even have that to fall back on for this "just a used car" car I think the only one who should be drooling with excitement at this result is the seller (Descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• CAROLINA TROPHY 2005 - www.cardinatrophy.com 1(1-phone +I (704) 351 2087 May 2005 49 1985 Jaguar XJS The only American vintage road rally in the grand I .:moiled!' tradition. Five clays of competition and camaraderie in the lx-autiful Blue Ridge Ntotintains. Enter early space is limited. September 640, 2005 • Vdieville, North Carolina ASHEVILLE


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager 911 Specials: 1973-1988 The Carrera RS was the first, and in many ways the most successful, of all the special production 911 cars I t may be hard to imagine our proud marque stooping to the use of stripes and special interior fabrics to move the metal off the lot, but it has happened, and more than once. However, not all special edition 911s have been badge-and-tape jobs. Indeed, Porsche has produced a few specials that stand out and will bear watching as investments while the years roll by. Here are a few of these special 911s, some of which are valuable—some not—but all stand apart from their normal production counterparts. CARRERA RS Up through the 1972 model year, Porsche was quite busy building 911s to meet a growing demand. Other than the occasional factory race cars, such as the 1968 911R or the 1972 911T/S, there were no special models. That all changed in 1973 with the Carrera RS, which was built as a homologation requirement in an initial run of 500 units. This was the first, and in many ways remains the most successful, of all the special production 911 cars, with an eventual build total of 1,590 units. These came in both race-ready lightweight versions, and in a far more popular street version. The values of these cars have been moving skyward in the last six months, with starting prices now at about $85,000 for the RSL Touring versions and well into the six-figure level for nice lightweight examples. SILVER, MARTINI, WEISSACH AND FERRY $2,000-$3,000 over the standard cars of the period, but keep in mind that at sub-$20k prices, these cars are always purchased more based on condition than specification. CLUB SPORT The launch of the freshened 911SC in 1984, renamed the Carrera, made it clear that Porsche was committed to continuing 911 production. It also stepped up the number of special cars, vastly increasing the changes it was willing to make in performance options or body style. The first of these special models is one we don't hear about much here in the U.S., the 1987 Carrera Club Sport. This was a sincere attempt to recreate the Carrera RS, built mostly in Grand Prix White with Signal Red painted wheel centers and side stripes. The package deleted many options in a bid to reduce weight, and recalibrated the fuel injection so the cars could pull 400 more revs (6,600 rpm red line, versus 6,200), allowing for the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.2 instead of the stock 5.6 seconds. The Club Sport was a dramatic sales disappointment when compared to the 1973 RS, as only 340 cars were sold worldwide. This model has thus held its value better than most, and a nice Club Sport can be worth $25,000-$30,000, about 25% more than a stock 3.2-liter Carrera. 9305 1980 91/SC Weissach After the success of the RS, Porsche developed four additional special models in the 1974-83 period. This marked a time when Porsche management was seriously considering terminating the 911 and replacing it with the 928, so little development effort was spent on what was thought to be an obsolete design. The special editions of this period reflect this lack of budget. In 1975, Porsche celebrated its 25th year of building cars with a Silver Anniversary run of 1,063 Coupes and Targas. These cars had a rather unexotic collection of popular options such as five-speed transmissions, black anodized exterior trim, a fancy Blaupunkt radio, ATS "Cookie Cutter" wheels (an unusual choice as they are heavier and not as strong as the forged Fuchs alloy), and Diamond Silver Metallic paint. Each car came with a dash plaque that was the only unique part. Any 911SC from 1978-83 could be called a "Martini" model by ordering a special blue and white stripe option that appeared on the Martini & Rossi-sponsored race cars of the period, making this "special" model one of the least so. In 1980, 408 "Weissach" special edition cars were made for the American market. They came in two special colors—Black Metallic or Platinum Metallic—with a set of popular options including unusual 15inch Fuchs alloys with the centers painted Platinum Metallic. Two years later, 200 "Ferry Porsche" specials were built using the same basic concept as the Weissach edition, with a special paint color (Meteor Gray Metallic, which has a purple tint to it), color matched 15-inch Fuchs alloys, and a "Ferry Porsche" autograph on the head restraint. Each of these four special models carries a small premium of about 50  Also in the 1987 model year, the Slant Nose Turbo became an official model. Previously, these cars were built on special order only though the factory custom shop (the Sonderwunsch, or "special wishes" department). In the U.K., these cars were known as the Turbo SE, while in the U.S. they were the 930S. Production totaled 675 cars through the end of the original body style in 1989. In addition to the slanted front fenders with pop-up headlamps and exhaust louvers, these cars had a special front spoiler, integrated driving lights, side skirts and body-colored Fuchs alloys. Factory Slant Nose Turbos have held their value in a similar manner to Turbos in general— that is, not all that well. There is some aversion to these models by hard-core Porsche fanatics, who like the performance of a Turbo but prefer the understated stock bodywork. But to those unfamiliar with the marque and attracted to the hyperbole represented by the body modifications, these can still be aspirational cars. The SCM Price Guide lists them between $25,000$35,000. ANNIVERSARY In 1988, Porsche made another anniversary model, this time celebrating 25 years of 911 production. All body styles were available for the Anniversary Carrera, but only one color, Marine Blue Metallic, was offered. This one also had "F. Porsche" signatures on the headrests, special silver carpet, and deleted model designations on the engine cover. Just 875 were made, and these carry a modest premium of about $2,000$3,000 over the standard 1988 cars. The SCM Price Guide shows prices ranging between $23,500-$31,000. In the next issue we'll review the slew of special models that Porsche needed to keep excitement alive during the lean 1990-93 period, starting with the revolutionary Carrera Speedster.• Sports Car Market


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American Profile 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Its massive fins reflect the height of American optimism, a sculptural representation of the opulence of the era by Mont Anne Peterson DETAILS Year produced: 1959 Number produced: 11,130 Original list price: $5,455 SCM Valuation: $35,000-$65,000 Tune-up/major service: $150-$400 Distributor cap: $12 Chassis #: to of left air duct cover near cowl Engine #: left lower side of engine block Club: Cadillac-LaSalle Club, P.O. Box 360835, Columbus, OH, 43236 Web site: wvnv.cadillaclasalleclub.org Alternatives: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 59F064812 T his 1959 Cadillac convertible was previously owned by Princess Gloria von Thum und Taxis of German Royalty. The onetime waitress who used to be known as the "Punk Princess" because of her wild clothes and hairstyles is now one of the richest people in the world, worth $1.4 billion. This car was shipped back to the U.S. for a complete restoration in excess of $100,000. With only five miles on her completely rebuilt 390 V8 engine, everything but the radio is in top working condition and ready for the next owner. You'll feel like royalty when you drive this Caddy. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $96,120 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, held on January 25-28, 2005. I'll never forget seeing a 1959 Cadillac parked outside a church in Florence, Italy, on a Saturday night. Resplendent in all its pointy glory, and surrounded by Smart cars, scooters, and European econoboxes, it was taking up at least nine parking spaces. 1 instantly missed home. Among American automotive icons of the 1950s, there is nothing that compares to the '59 Cadillac. Its massive fins reflect the height of American optimism, a sculptural representation of the opulence of the era, a tangible history lesson. Because of this, '59 Caddys are coveted by both enthusiasts and non-car people alike. It's not just the fins, although they're a big part of it. There's' also an extravagant grille, of which one was apparently not enough. The detail in the rear end of the car .from the trunk to the rear bumper is so complex and extensive, Cadillac referred to it as the "rear grille." Hugelyflamboyant, with pounds of chrome, 1959 Cadillacs are accented by the pointiest pod taillights in existence. It's as though the design was scrawled on the back of a school notebook by an enthusiastic adolescent. This is perhaps not too far from the truth, as Harley Earl tapped a twenty-something Dave Holls to take on the design of the '59. Herb Karow, the vice president of the regional Cadillac-LaSalle club here in Minneapolis, told me a story about Holls' attitude towards the outrageous '59s. In a conversation at a club dinner Holls said that they were never his favorite. After the more subdued 1960 Cadillac came 52  out (with a treatment not unlike the Pinin Farina-bodied '59 Eldorado Brougham), Holls told the production staff, "We finally got it right." The many '59 fans would disagree, and from the lowliest four-door sedan to the top-of the-line Eldorado, 1959 Cadillacs have always been desirable. The basic 130-inch-wheelbase Cadillac was available as a sedan, a two-door hardtop coupe, and convertible, with two different rooffines available for the sedan: a four-window .flattop and a six-window model 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Lot #289; SIN 59E114523 Condition: 3Sold at $31,860 Russo and Steele ; Scottsdale, AZ ; 1/17/2003 SCM ID# 30312 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Lot #65; S/N 00867S104706 Condition: 2+ Sold at $44,000 RM; Amelia Island, FL; 3/10/2001 SCM ID# 28003 with a sloping roof These models were ofjerecl in several series, from the base Series 62 to the more luxury-laden DeVilles, Eldorados and Fleetwoods. "A New Realm of Motoring Majesty" was the slogan Cadillac used to tout its radically redesigned '59. The cars were certainly regal in appearance, but that not all that was memorable. The 390-ci V8 made 325 hp in a standard configuration, while a 345-hp version with three two-barrel carburetors came standard in the Eldorado models and could be ordered as an option on other series. Either powerplant was good for cruising at 100-plus mph, so thankfully all 1959 Cadillacs came with power brakes. The first thing to consider in looking for a 1959 Cadillac is the size of your garage. This seems silly, but these are among the longest nonlimousine passenger cars ever built. Parts are available, but expensive. Cosmetic equipment is interchangeable, and it is certainly possible to dress a Series 62 car up like an Eldorado, so be sure to verify the serial number Many 1959 Cadillacs came equipped with "Air-Ride" suspension, a feature that was dumped for 1961, and has also been replaced on most restored cars. It was problematic, fairly expensive to maintain, and Sports Car Market


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complicated to work on. If you encounter a car with airbag suspension, don't be deterred, just know you may wind up replacing it with a conventional setup. The tri-carb motor's throttle is said to be tricky to get used to. While there's more than enough power to move the cal; the additional jets have a tendency to be slow opening and closing, which can make for some interesting city driving. The Eldorado Brougham was the rarest of the 1959s. Cadillac built 100 chassis and sent them off to Pinin Farina for handcrafted bodies. The story is that only 99 cars made it back to the U.S., as one fell off the pier in Italy While the Brougham may be scarce, it doesn 't have the big-draw fins of the other '59s, making it something of an oddity. That leaves the most desirable '59 as the Eldorado Biarritz convertible. With a production total of about 1,300 cars, there were far fewer of these produced than the standard Series 62 convertible. Biarritz Eldos (and Seville hardtops) can be identified by their full-length sill moldings that curve back up in the rear and around the beltline. While the car pictured here has these moldings, according to the serial number it is, in fact, a Series 62, not a Biarritz. If it were, the sale price would not seem so wild, as we 've seen well-restored Eldorado Biarritz convertibles sell in the six figures before. But Series 62 convertibles are usually worth far less, trading in the $35,000-$65,000 range. In this case it seems that the seller chose to class up her Series 62 with Biarritz brightwork during the claimed six-figure restoration. The sale price certainly seemed to indicate a good return on the $5,000 to $7,000 the additional chrome trim cost. By comparison, a real '59 Eldorado Biarritz at the same sale, restored but in a subdued silver rather than the breath- taking black over red of our Series 62, actually made about $10k less than this car, selling for $86,400. This just goes to show that insistence on absolute originality with a premium on factory correctness is more the province ofpurist "car collectors" rather than those who just prize '59 Cadillacs because of their aesthetics and nostalgia. Luckily for the seller, the '59 Caddy bidders at this auction were apparently more concerned with visual sizzle than VIN steak, and had deep pockets to back up their automotive desires. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* AN wagrir (52-ntet.- RIC*7 197{111-11A W.Mf1-11VNIANVELIPLO.W9Vil dam. too eia441Cei St4C41We greeidip lot eititepea4s  eala and Olooteilatute 0424,11ed 1937 HedsonTerraplane 1934 Bentley 3.5 litre 1939 Lincoln Zephyr 1954 Kaiser Barrio 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman 1950 ChM Delahaye 1919 Roamer 1929 Cadillac McQuayNorris Streamliner  1937 Cadillac VI6 1948 Ford Super Deluxe 1956 Packard Caribbean HYMAN LTD. 2310 CHAFFEE DRIVE ST. LOUIS, MO. 63146 PHONE 314-524-6000 FAX 314-692-0830 EMAIL SALES@HYMANLTD.COM May 2005  53


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Race Car Profile 1964 Lancia Flavia Sport Alternate terms for these quirky cars are "full of personality," "individualistic," and various other ways you'd go about describing a blind date by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1963-67 Number produced: 626 Original list price: approx. $6,500 SCM Valuation: $23,000-$30,000 Cost/hour to race: $600 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis #: passenger side inner wing chassis leg Engine #: on top of block Club: American Lancia Club, 1495 Southgate Ave., Daly City, CA 94105 Web site: www.americanlanciaclub.org Alternatives: 1965-67 Alfa Romeo GTA, 1974-76 Lancia Stratus, 1976 Ferrari Michelotto 308 Grp 4 SCM Investment Grade: BCOMPS Chassis number: 815532001302 Engine number: 81530010732 hen the Lancia Flavia was first presented to the public at the Turin Motor Show of 1960, most people were amazed at its unconventional layout. Developed by the gifted engineer Antonio Fessia, it was the first Italian car to employ a horizontally fitted engine, a 90-hp, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder driving the front wheels. W The Flavia Sport was a 2+2 coupe that carried aluminum coachwork by Zagato, one of Italy's most influential, important and mythical design studios. The young designer Ercole Spada created the unusual and aerodynamic shape of the Flavia Sport by using concave and rounded surfaces and an angled grille. Due to its lightweight body, it was easily capable of exceeding 100 mph and was highly successful in both rally and endurance racing. Indeed, the most important victory of this special model was achieved by Rene Trautmann in the 1965 Coupe des Alpes. The Lancia Flavia Sport on offer here was ordered by the famous French rally driver in January 1964. He immediately brought it to the Turin-based tuner Bosato, which completely modified the car, turning it into a thoroughbred rally car. Power was boosted to about 130 hp from 1,800-cc of displacement, with top speed hitting 112 mph. In the same year Trautmann joined the legendary "Squadra Corse," which became the official Lancia rally team in 1965. Though Trautmann had access to the red works Lancias, he used this Flavia at important events such as the Tour de France in 1964 and the Coupe des Alpes in 1965, achieving Lancia's most important rally results since the I 950s. It is believed that the car remained with the Trautmanns until 1980, when it was purchased by its last owner in Grenoble. The car has since been kept in a collection and no longer used, however it has been prepared for participation in modern retrospective events. The body is in very sound original condition, still wearing its original 54  medium metallic blue paintwork. The interior, too, is in a marvelous original state with the original black carpets fitted and showing the period rally specifications such as Zagato racing seats, roll-cage, and Plexiglas side and rear windows. The original and numbersmatching engine has benefited from a recent complete rebuild. 1965 Lancia Flaminia Supersport 2.8 3C Lot #252; S/N 826232002060 Condition: 1 Sold at $94,162 Bonhoms; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 34147 This competition Lancia provides a rare opportunity for acquiring one of these sought-after sports cars, and would be an ideal entry for some of today's most prestigious historic events. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $69,184 at Christie 's Retromobile sale, held February 12, 2005. 1960 Lancia Flamini° Sport Lot #212; S/N 824001468 Condition: 1Sold at $83,426 Bonhams; Monte Carlo, Monaco ; 5/26/2003 SCM ID# 31212 In the world of Italian cars, there is a catchall category for those that aren 't Alfa Romeos or Ferraris that we call "Etceterini." It is filled with wonderful cars that most people have never heard of or if they have, they've never taken seriously enough. Lancia is one of the standout marques in this group, as it has been argued that through the '50s and into the '60s, it built the best-engineered Italian car, period. They were better and certainly more innovative than those from Milano and Maranello. But there is another less-endearing characteristic where Lancia outdid its countrymen as well, and that 's being quirky. (Alternate terms are 'full of personality," "individualistic," and various other ways you'd go about describing a blind date.) The result is that Lancias inspire a love-it-orleave-it passion. The people who know them and care about them do so intensely, while those who don't, don't. Sports Car Market


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1966 Grand Prix de Paris Even for Lancia, the Flavia was a break-the-mold sort of car, with a horizontally mounted, water-cooled flat four and a .five-speed transaxle driving the front wheels. With a stock 90 hp, performance wasn't exactly neck snapping, particularly in the standard road cars. The Flavia Sport got an aluminum body by Zagato with substantially reduced weight and appropriately distinctive styling. And with an I,800-cc engine and some serious Italian race tuning, it proved to be an excellent weapon for both rallying and endurance racing in the small-displacement classes. The car pictured here was a sort of "semi-official" replica of the works rally cars. It was sold to race driver Trautmann with many of the factory bells and whistles, and he then took it to the best Lancia hot-rodder to have it made fast like the factory cars. He did, inflict, drive this car in some rallies, though it was never a factory team car. Contrary to the catalog description, however, it was not his 'noun/ in either the Tour de France or the Coupe des Alpes, as he drove the red factory cars in both of those events, not this blue one. Even so, the car is a very real race car with excellent history, just not quite as impressive as suggested. The thing that makes the car way cool is how truly original and un-messed-with it is. It's got original paint, original seats and interior, original dings and scratches, and original lousy panel fit, a time-warp car that doesn't show up very often, if ever The engine has been freshly redone and it has a new FIA -spec roll cage in it, so it can be used with abandon right out of the box, while still looking like a barn-find. But as great as that sounds, there's an old line for cars like this: "You don't bay them, you marry them." This both suggests that you do it for love rather than money, and that selling one is like a divorce. In this case, when this Lancia crossed the block it didn't attract a single bid from the audience at Retromobile—hard to believe, considering it was a French rally champion's car offered at France's premier auto show, and would be the perfect Francophile ride for the historic Tour de France rally. The car was sold later in the evening to a telephone buyer, so it qualifies as an auction sale. At about $70k, the new owner will have a welcome, if not wildly fast, entrant in pretty much any event he wants to enter, so I'd say well bought. I spoke with the seller and he explained that the Retromobile auction was the end of a four-yearfling (three of which were spent with the car in the shop). He had dreamed of vintage rallies and the occasional vintage race, but that had never worked out, so it was just time for the Flavia to find a new lover. I was curious about the seller's affection for Lancias after this experience, but in typical character he replied, "If one showed up in my driveway this afternoon, I'd probably buy it again." Ain't love grand? (Descriptive infirmation courtesy of the auction company)• Ultimate Dream Machines +1  8 31. 4 2 3 . 5 7 0 4 S 1 ■.,1 1989 •eyton, House 962 Porsche L 1970 Mustang NA  I RESTORATION TRANSPORTERS 1 9 5 3  Masetati 1959 tntiac Bonneville DESIGN SERVICES w w w  CANEPA


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1 1936 Talbot 3.5 Litre 110 Four Seat Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas Estimate . £60,000-70,000 2 1936 AC 16/70 March Special Four Seat Tourer Estimate £40,000-50,000 3. Formerly the Property of Alfred Dunhill 1923 Bentley 3 Litre Drophead Coupe by Park Ward Estimate. £60,000-80,000 4. Formerly the Property of Rob Walker 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Estimate: £170,000-200,000 Auction  April 19  Viewing  April 17-19  Enquiries  Rupert Banner Nicholas Benwell 020 7389 2851 christies.com Catalogues 020 7389 2820 Christie s 2-4 Ponton Road Nine Elms London SW8 SBA EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT THE JACK BARCLAY SHOWROOM 1 LEsi).-11; 19APRIL 2005 CHRISTIE'S


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1. 1934 Duesenberg Model .1, $2,750,000, PM, p. 64 2. 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato, $2,695,000, PM, p. 58 3. 1963 Shelby Cobra race car, $2,303,067, RS, p. 71 4. 1972 Maserati Boomerang, $1,000,000, Ch, p. 91 5. 1933 Stutz DV-32 convertible, $781,000, PM, p. 63 6. 1966 Shelby Cobra race car, $567,025, RS, p. 72 7. 1955 OSCA M14-2A0, $507,200, Ch, p. 90 8. 1931 Mormon Sixteen convertible, $456,500, RM, p. 63 9. 1953 Chrysler GS-1 Thomas Special, $354,750, PM, p. 65 RM hammers down nearly $19m in a single afternoon. hether your culinary preferences are best met by the fried calamari with hot peppers at the Capital Grille at the Biltmore in Phoenix, or by the pommes frites at Le Relais de L'Entrecote across from the Palais des Congres in Paris, we report on an auction nearby in this issue. First, we wrap up our Scottsdale coverage with a look at RM, Kruse, Russo and Steele, and Silver. If SCM had an award for -The Biggest Auction That Nearly Went Unnoticed," it would surely be given to RM for the Phoenix event at the Bilttnore. The sales total, which included a Duesenberg and an Aston Zagato both near the $3m mark, is enough to propel this event into the elite circle of auctions. Yet because it happens during the same weekend as the $61m Barrett-Jackson collector car "Woodstock," RM just doesn't get the acclaim that it deserves—at least outside of collector car circles. Inside that group, however, there has been widespread admiration for the job that Rob Myers, Mike Fairbarn and their compatriots did in Arizona. It's no mean feat to pull together high-quality consignments and get bidders with deep pockets all into the same room at the same time. A hearty well done" is richly deserved here. - Another unsung-hero sale of the weekend was the $2m that Russo and Steele got for the Shelby Cobra made immortal in "Hey Little Cobra." Both Kruse and Silver delivered expected performances, with prices trending up at both events. During this superheated weekend, there seems to be no shortage of either consignors or bidders at any of the events. Without question, if you were a bargain hunter, you chances of scoring a deal were best at Silver or Kruse, but your chances of finding a barking dog on four wheels were highest there as well. After all of this, Christie's and Artcurial were, to put it bluntly, disappointments. Yes, the food was better at the surrounding restaraunts, but the rather tedious European style, where the auctioneer does little if anything to bring a sense of excitement to the crowd, just left me cold. Maybe it's because I'm a sixth generation Californian whose forbears came around the horn in a Clipper ship as a part of the Gold Rush, that I've always preferred a little roar of the crowd with my grease.—ED.• Total Sales (in millions) $20 $18 $16 $14 $12 $10 $8 $6 $4 $2 RM Auctions  Phoenix  Russo and  Steele  Scottsdale  Kruse  International  Phoenix Silver Auctions Christie's  Fountain Hills  Paris  Artcurlal Paris BY THE NUMBERS 1934 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe scmBest Buys 1. 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite, $20,405, S, p. 80 2. 1929 Bentley 4 1/2-liter, $225,000, PM, p. 58 3. 1974 Jensen Interceptor, $22,410, K, p. 74 4. 1960 Ford Ranchero, $11,880, RS, p.70 5. 1955 OSCA MT4-2A0, $507,200, Ch, p. 90 10. 1957 BMW 507 roadster, $346,500, PM, p. 60 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite. 'Side SCM 1 6 Scale  • • . -  •  •  1 National concours standard/perfect  2 Ver iood club concours some small flaws  3 Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some a liarent flaws  RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, (RM)  Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, (RS)  Kruse International, Avondale, AZ, (K)  Silver Auctions, Ft. McDowell, AZ, (S)  Christie's, Paris, FR, (Ch)  Artcurial, Paris, FR, (A)  ebay Motors, (e)  p. 58 p. 68 p. 74 p. 80 p. 88 p. 92 p. 96 5 A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6 Good onl for 'arts


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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ V/ RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa January 28, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of auto lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sale total:  nign sale:  Rod Egan, Peter Bainbridge 118 112 95% Lot Is, I YJ4 uuesennerg mom J convertible coupe, sold at $2,750,000 Premium: 10% (included in prices of sold lots) z by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics T RM Auctions, rather quietly, sold almost $20 million worth of collector cars during their Friday afternoon and early evening auction. Yes, Barrett-Jackson's sales total was over three times that, but they took four days and over 800 vehicles to do it compared to the 118 that RM drove across the block. Does all this mean that one has a leg up on the other? Absolutely not, only that they have different styles and approach the business of selling collector cars from two very different perspectives. Considering the results, you can only conclude that both had very successful, profitable events. The vehicles that crossed the stage at the Arizona Biltmore covered the gamut of collecting interests. A 1982 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2000 was offered at no reserve and with little interest from the crowd sold at a mere $6,600, almost $10,000 under the high estimate. At the other end of the spectrum two cars cracked the $2m mark. A flawless 1934 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe, with La Grande coachwork built by A.H. Walker, sold for $2,750,000—making it the second most expensive Duesenberg sold at a public sale. A Zagato-bodied 1962 Aston Martin was close behind, selling for $2,695,000, and a 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Competition Berlinetta broke the one million-dollar-mark, reaching $1.43m. Strong values of Full Classics, especially those of American origin, were the pleasant he auction scene in Arizona in January is accented by the contrasting style of two major events. While the BarrettJackson extravaganza at Westworld gets the most attention with its live television coverage on Speed Channel, ever-increasing record-setting sales volume, crowds, free bidder's bar, and decibel level close to that of a rock concert, across town at the Arizona Biltmore there's an entirely different auction atmosphere. 58  $18,771,825 surprise of the RM event. Of course, if anyone really understands this market, it is Rob Myers and his gang, with their many years of turning out first-rate, prize-winning restorations from their Canadian shop. Better than anyone else in the market, RM knows where the good cars are, how to bring them to the block, and how to get the right players into the audience. Auburn Boattail Speedster that cracked the half-million mark at $506k and a 1931 Marmon that brought $456k. The others also brought respectable money with a very nice 1940 Lincoln Continental cabriolet hammered down at $104,500 and a 1934 Packard Twelve formal sedan at $183,700. If this sale is any indicator, those who had forecast the demise of the Classic market had best take another look at their crystal ball. RM quietly goes about their business of selling historically important cars—and a few of the not-so-premier ones—at their Arizona Biltmore auction. After several days of attending the auction across town with all the fanfare and hullabaloo, it's a very refreshing change of pace. And at the risk of repeating myself from years past, it certainly appears that there's room to skin the proverbial collector car cat in any number of ways in Scottsdale each January.—C.B. The premier examples here were a 1935 scratched. Seals on moonr000f aging; moldings pitted. Showing its age overall. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $68,200. Shown at Pebble Beach in 1957 and 1958, but I doubt if it will make it back again. Regardless of what the auction catalog stated, the paint was horrible. An automotive oddity, for a bunch of money. #51-1957 JAGUAR XK 140MC DHC. S/ N S819129. Eng. #0914585. Black/red leather. Odo: 42,832 miles. 4-sp. C-type head, dual exhaust and fog lights that are part of the MC package. Shows signs of age and use. Interior leather worn and tired. Paint and brightwork ENGLISH #52-1929 BENTLEY 4.5 LITER Le Mans Tourer. SIN DS3553. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 93,971 kilometers. Born with saloon coachwork, rebodied after WWII with Vanden Plas coachwork. New radiator added. Leather-clad body and cycle fenders. also fatigued. All books and records. Despite aging, a delightful, original-condition, top-ofline XK 140. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $91,000. It would be a shame to see this very original 140 headed for a restoration. Offered from a well-known Jaguar collector Price paid was consistent with the recent escalation of XK prices of all varieties. #98-1959 JAGUAR XK 150S roadster. S/N S830952DN. Eng. #VS12229. Dark blue/ gray leather. Odo: 189 miles. 4-sp, 3.4 liter. Restored in 2001; JCNA National Champion in same year. Used little since then and still in Rebuilt with bits and pieces from here and there. Decent overall condition with nice patina. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $225,000. Sold postblock, as bidding stalled at $210k. The body swap isn't an issue with the Bentley Drivers Club, so eligible for their events. A relative bargain, as this same Bentley sold years ago in a private transaction at nearly $325k. #123-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 ROYALE FHC. SIN G22738. Royal Metallic Purple/ black leather. Odo: 6,759 miles. Customized in the '50s with top chopped, moonroof, concave teardrop fender cutouts with chrome inserts, and oval grille. Paxton supercharger added. Did 137 mph in the flying mile. Paint dull and high point condition. Has Heritage certificate verifying history. Chrome wires. A stunning restoration that still shows well; nothing to fault here. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $145,200. Has to be some sort of record for 150S. Well-restored XK Jags of all variety continue to surprise, and the only question is, how much is too much? At this point we do not know. #86-1962 ASTON MARTIN D84 GT coupe. S/N DB4GT0190L. Eng. #3700190GT. Shell Grey/black leather. Odo: 17,261 kilo- Sports for Market


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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ James Bond car, and the new owner will spend most of his time at car shows explaining the difference. A well-presented Aston Martin that sold at fair price for both buyer and seller. FRENCH meters. Triple Webers, 4-sp. Auction catalog cover car. Restored in the late '90s to highest of standards. Extensive race history, but no indication it was ever crashed or damaged. Still maintains its unrefined build quality from Zagato. Striking design of a sports racer. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,695,000. This Aston Martin has it all.., the ultimate design, sports racing history, and a quality restoration. Price paid was a result of all three elements coming together. Whenever resold, the seller should easily recoup his investment. (See profile this issue, pg. 41) #55-1966 JAGUAR X10E roadster. S/N 1E11733. Eng. #7E11733. Opalescent Blue/ black leather. Odo: 1,593 miles. Quick-anddirty restoration to marginal standards. Bondo in nose. Poor panel fit with little attention to detail. Interior worn. AM/FM radio. Chrome decent. Engine compartment highly detailed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $70,400. Seems like all the moneyfor a marginal restoration. Hope the new buyer spent some time with the car and knows what lies ahead of him. Lots to sort out before heading to the local Jag show. #94-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 coupe. S/N DB63345R. Eng. #4003413. Silver Birch/ dark blue leather. RHD. 5-sp. Restoration and engine rebuild some years ago. Body straight and solid. Power windows and radio. ZF power #40-1951 DELAHAYE 135M cabriolet. S/N 801741. Maroon/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 47,865 kilometers. Attractive Henry Chapron body style. Repainted some years ago. Leather interior excellent. Electromechanical Cotal transmission can be a nightmare to repair. Rare steering. Engine compartment crisp and clean. None of the usual English car puddles. Driver's seat loose. Pedals are worn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $92,400. The DB5, not the DB6, was the power-operated top. Engine compartment not as nice as the rest of car. Holding up quite well overall. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $130,000. A no-sale at $120k when it crossed the block. Even at $130k, it's at a price less than cost of restoration. The buyer did just fine while the seller is licking his wounds. We S'ele ateemm, and /avestamtd, if Other, Cite& ald41:81: 1947 Ford Pick-Up 1964 Ferrari Lusso- $P.O.A. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC- $192,900 1955 Chevy Streetrod 1960 Porsche 356B 'Outlaw' 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 1966 Corvette Coupe 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1997 Ferrari 3558 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider Arriving Soon! 1957 Ferrari 250 TIN 14-louver 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 cam, 6 carb Ferrari 330 GTS 2004 Dodge Viper- S76,900 Barrett-Jackson/Scottsdale Report: 1969 Road Runner Hemi, SOLD @ $118,000 • 1963 Split-Window Corvette, SOLD @ $142,500 1971 Dodge Challenger- S49.900 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • (949) 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www.familyclassiccars.com


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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ GERMAN #104-1957 BMW 507 roadster. S/N 70010. Eng. #40015. Red/black leather. Odo: 60,945 miles. The 10th 507 of 253 built, of a 2-1/2 year production run. Owned by seller since 1978. Complete restoration in 2002. Paint and interior excellent. Engine compartment crisp. Rubber molding loose. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT Nothing to fault; stunning car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $253,000. The Lancia Lambda went into production in 1923, then the Dilambda was an upscale derivative shown in 1929. Seems odd to say Lancia and quarter of a million dollars in same breath; but if one is worth that kind of money, this would be the one. Restored to perfection with rare and unique coachwork. New owner has a wonderful car that has won its awards and now is ready for touring. $346,500. Striking presentation of very desirable BMW, with strong, elegant, clean lines. These are seldom offered for public sale. Price paid was well within SCM' s Price Guide range for a car of this quality. Both sides should be happy here. And the 507 will always be a true collectible, unlike the Z8, which is really just an M5 rebody that BMW walked away from once the flavor of the month aura wore off #89-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 19804210002468. Metallic blue/ tan leather. Odo: 44,756 miles. Recent quality restoration, limited use since. Euro headlights. Excellent panel fit. Windshield delaminating on driver's side. Engine clean with no leaks #118-1952 FERRARI-REBODY 166/330 Barchetta. S/N 6395. Red/black. Serial number is that of 330 2+2 chassis that was rebodied in the US to resemble a classic Ferrari Barchetta. Paint and interior very nice, panel gaps excellent. A lot of little details done very well, but the big problem is, it doesn't seem to have the right proportions. Has 16" Borranis with Dunlop 550x16s, but rear especially looks ungainly. With 300 hp from the 4-liter engine, it must be fast. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $115,500. Has been seen at other RM venues and been advertised shows some use. Painted outside-laced Borrani wires. A beautiful classic, historically important Ferrari with complete history, and ownership and maintenance by knowledgeable enthusiasts. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,430,000. One of the first of the great 3-liter dual-purpose Ferraris, with trend-setting PF coupe bodywork, in excellent condition, fully fettled, beautifid, and eminently usable, and with an entry in the 2005 MM. What more is there for the wealthy enthusiast who wants to put another notch in his belt with a great adventure? So it costs close to $1.5m... money can't buy happiness; you have to convert it to toys. A good conversion here. #92-1954 FERRARI 250 EUROPA. S/N 0345EU. Red/red. Odo: 60,829 kilometers. Recent repaint with attractive black top in original two-tone scheme. Claimed no body corrosion or accident damage found when stripped. Has all the correct emblems and lights. Chrome bumpers could use a freshening. Outside-laced Borranis in nice condition. Some work to largely original interior, seat bottoms appear to have been done. Gauges nice but not pristine. The Lampredi engine is a rare, expensive, and complicated variation of the more common Colombo design and was rebuilt by Phil Reilly's shop in Berkeley, one of the best engine builders in the business, about 2,800 km ago. The $55k or streaks. Drum brakes. Full luggage. Period Dunlop tires for show. Well presented Roadster. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $297,000. Drum-braked roadsters aren 't quite as desirable as the discbraked version. European-spec headlights usually aren't a plus either. But these have been catching up with Gullwings of late, and this low-mileage example continues the trend. ITALIAN #99-1932 LANCIA DILAMBDA dual cowl phaeton. S/N 232140. Two-tone burgundy/tan leather. RHD. Once owned by Noel Thompson. This superb example was recently restored at cost of $300k. Winner of numerous awards. of approximately $250,000 and taking 4 years. Shortly thereafter sold to current American owner. Amelia class winner in 1999, then the Mille Miglia Retro in 1998. Engine rebuilt in 2004, with new liners, rings, rod bearings, and clutch. In preparation for 2005 MM retro for which it has been accepted. Great cosmetics, 60  for quite a while. One day I hope to see it next to a real 166 Barchetta to determine just how close a replica it is. Don't expect to be welcomed at a Ferrari Club of America event, but since it's essentially a 1964 Ferrari, and has a metal body constructed in the spirit of touring, a lot of rally and vintage race organizations would probably grant it entrance. And with 300 hp, disc brakes, 5.50 tires, and 1,750 pounds, you can have an exciting time on the track. Plus you get to parade around in your red Ferrari racing suit in the pits. So the experiences should be worth at least $100k. #65-1953 FERRARI 250 MM Competition Berlinetta. S/N 0250MM. Racing Red/tan. Odo: 2,704 kilometers. Accident damage repaired by Pinin Farina in 1953 with the revised very attractive covered-headlight nose used on the larger engined 375 MMs. First restored by DK Engineering in 1995 in England at a cost rebuild was documented as well as the complete ownership history. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $385,000. A no-sale at RM Monterey in 2002, at a bid of $285,000 with 2,000 miles on the rebuilt engine and showing 60,000 km. A very original car then, it had sat dormant for 25 years in Indiana and its original tatty condition didn't turn anyone on. These PF coupes were never intended for competition, so they aren't highly sought after by collectors. Still, it's a largely original early Ferrari that has been spiffed up for auction. It was also very well represented by the seller 's agent, who stayed with the car to answer questions during both the reception and auction. With the rebuilt engine and new paint, not a bad buy in today's market. Buyers drove it to their home in Scottsdale the next day A usable early non-comp Ferrari to be enjoyed. #112-1955 FERRARI 375 AMERICA Berlinetta. S/N 0315AL. Red. Odo: 19,439 kilometers. Nose modified by Pinin Farina in 1958, with covered headlights. Unattractive, large hood scoop added in 1995 along with outside gas filler cap. Okay paint. Interior completely modified with OMP racing seats, 5-point racing belts, and a tubular roll bar. Instruments don't match, but a few extra ones are mounted. Car has a 1964 330 2+2 4-liter engine, installed in the mid-'90s. 330 engine and gearbox overhauled in 1995, and car has subsequently run Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ the Copperstate, the Colorado Grand, and 5,000 more miles of rallies, club, and track events without incident. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $198,000. All these changes to make an "event" Ferrari? About the only thing original on this car seem to be the outside-laced Borranis and the 2eared knock-offs. It's really nothing more than a "resto-mod," as Barrett-Jackson calls them. Original looks, mildly customized with newer running gear With real 375 PF Berlinettas selling around $500k, and a real, running Lampredi engine available for maybe $200k; you could spend $400k getting it back to some semblance of originality and not be too far underwater (But of course you would spend years scrounging and ferreting out missing bits). On the other hand, just use it for "events" like the previous owner but please get rid of the modern seats and clean up the engine compartment. #58-1967 FERRARI 365 California Spyder. S/N 10327. Red/tan/black top. Odo; 35,893 miles. Recent repaint very good with some defects due to use. Windshield appears to have been replaced. Headlight covers new, but left side cracked and fit not perfect. Panel gaps very good. Original white interior redone in tan leather, wood good. Nice Borranis with 215/70x15 XWXs. Engine clean and largely original. Known history and has receipts and repair orders from new. Did not see tools or books. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $550,000. Strong estimate of $650k to $700k Previously unsold in 1999 at $500k at Premier's New York sale, before recent paint and interior Rare-13 made, 12 left, and beautiful. Yet no competition pretensions, mundane mechanics, a solid-axle 330 chassis. Too big to be in the mainstream of Ferrari dual-purpose GTs, and without the super performance of the Superfasts, it hard to figure the value of these. As new cars they were not sorted. One of the original buyers picked his up at the factory and abandoned it in England, renting a Ford to continue his vacation after being plagued with water leaks, plug fouling, and other assorted problems. Not especiallyfiin to drive, but oh those looks. Let 's say the amount here was enough. #68-1967 ISO GRIFO 458/500 targa coupe. S/N GL660109. Red/gray leather. Odo: 60,967 miles. One of 11 7.0-liter cars that remain. Restored in 1994; displacement increased to 7.5 liters. 3,000 miles since, Shown at Pebble in 1995. Paint now scratched and trim worn. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $115,500. THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS AP 1 IN JAGUARS WC, R L DW I DE TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com 62  surprisingly nice. Claimed last service in 2004: major valve adjustment, cam seals, etc., or just a tune-up? A nice Quattrovalvole. Cond: 3+, SOLD AT $30,250. These V8s are reliable and durable, but no telling how many revs per mile. Modern oils mask worn bearings. With Sports Car Market boxes, and original large-diameter hood struts. Not especially clean or well detailed, though claimed meticulous maintenance. Owner, a well-known Jaguar expert in Mesa, AZ, used it on the 1,800-mile Red Rock Rally where it performed flawlessly. Known history, always with enthusiasts. Complete with tools and books. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $157,300. Was sold at Cole Monterey auction in 1996, described as a decent car then, for $123,600. So price reflects the rise in Daytona prices, primarily over the past 2 years. This last year has seen a further spurt, as good, original, low-mileage cars have found permanent homes, and fewer are on the market. So while this seems a trifle high, it's probably a good buy, especially if it is as tight and good a driver as claimed. #48-1983 FERRARI 308 GTS QV Spyder. S/N 47579. Red/tan. Odo: 104,300 miles. Catalog states low mileage, but auction window sticker coyly says, "Daily driver for a female, driven about 5,000 miles/year since new." Lesson: read the catalog but also pay attention to the actual car. Good repaint, just driver-related chips, some blisters on sail panel. Interior Italian styling with Chevy V8. Twice the price of a Corvette when new but 175-mph performance. This one would take a few minor fixes to bring back to show standards. For this level of style and performance, not a lot of money by today's standards. Both the buyer and seller should be happy here. #74-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA coupe. S/N 15735. Red/tan and black. Odo: 23,347 miles. Good quality repaint. Pirelli tires on nice Borranis, 15x7.5" rear; a/c. Dash appears redone in a felt material that's close but not quite right. Seats show wear. Wood steering wheel seems a little strange for this late a car, but overall interior hasn't been messed with, nice but not sparkling new. Engine compartment very original, with air pump (not hooked up), proper Marelli electronic ignition


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GREGOR FISKEN some high-mileage cars you can quickly drop the pan and assess engine condition; with the 308s engine-on-transmission design that's not possible. So to avoid putting a rod through the block when you miss that shift at 8,000 rpm, plan on a rebuilt engine in the next 10k miles or so—at around $10k—so this below-market price isn't too bad if everything else checks out. And if 'female driver" wasn't Lyn St. James. AMERICAN #103-1929 BUXTON MODEL C roadster. S/N 18S-1029. Red/black leather. Odo: 3,729 miles. One of 4 Ruxton Roadsters known. Woodlite headlights and parking lights. Stains on cowl from overheating. Chrome showing age. Leather interior and top replaced within past two years. Engine clean and presentable. Four-year-old restoration still fresh. Nothing to fault here. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $456,500. Deco styling could not offset the fact that Marmon was two years behind Cadillac with V16, but this would be my choice iffunds were no object and I could have only one car Sold within expected range but could have gone higher. A quality Classic that will hold its value in the long term. #97-1932 FORD HI-BOY roadster. S/N 1883427. Blue/red leather. Odo: 4,210 miles. 350-ci Corvette LT1 V8, auto. Body by Harwood. Long list of awards including Best Roadster and 2 PPG Best Paint awards. Featured in eight major magazines. One minor paint blemish. Finished to high standards with An older restoration but still presentable. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $181,500. Sold well below the perfect, #1 condition example at S. Ray Miller sale in August, which went for $335,500. With this car less than perfect, condition can justib) most of the difference in price. Buyer can spend what it takes to spijf up chrome and paint and have a wonderful CCCA Full Classic at a relative bargain price. Well bought. #56-1929 PACKARD MODEL 645 DELUXE phaeton. S/N 174431. Eng. #1 74424A. Two-tone brown/tan/tan leather. Odo: 1 miles. Delivered by Earle C. Anthony, an LA dealership. Older restoration done by Harrah Collection. Stains and blemishes on Fine Historic Automobiles Situated in a Kensington Mews, internationally famous for old cars, we are proud to offer a varied selection of historic automobiles. Our prices are keenly competitive in today's market and we are always interested in buying, part exchanging or selling on clients' behalf cars similar to those below. Please write, phone, fax or e-mail with your requirements. 1965 Bizzarrini 5300GT (7 litre) Chassis number BA4 0106 was the only right hand drive race model built by the factory, competing at not only the 10001(ms of Monza and the Targa Florio but also the 1966 Le Mans. At the end of the season, the car was reputedly fitted with s7 litre engine and returned to Le Mans in 1967. BA4 0106 was then put into storage for some 35 years. It has recently been mechanically restored though the Bizzarrini retains its original and patinated bodywork. all the right stuff to give it the correct period look. Little to fault here. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $57,200. Numerous awards attest to the quality of work done here. Car was featured on Tshirts from 2003 Pleasanton Goodgilys. Could not build this car for close to the price paid. The buyer got a wonderful car at a bargain price. Hope he can get enough of the Goodguys T-shirts to give to all his buddies. #91-1933 STUTZ DV32 convertible. S/N 1282012. Eng. #DV33001. Burgundy/burgundy leather. Odo: 220 miles. 322-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Restored in early '70s; won 100 points at the CCCA Grand Classic in 1973. Once owned by paint. Numerous touch-ups and scratches. Incorrect hose clamps. Signs of metal fatigue. Radiator stone guard and Trippe lights. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $113,000. Not going to win many awards without spending a bunch of money Would be a great tour car, though. Hope the new owner will get lots of enjoyment, adding lots of miles to the odo with his friends and family. #75-1931 MARMON SIXTEEN convert- ible. S/N 16144705. Eng. #16694. Maroon/silver/maroon leather. Odo: 42 miles. V16, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Magnificent example of a Full Classic that wears Senior Badge 2379, awarded in 2002, attesting to the quality of restoration. May 2005 Noel Thompson, who repainted and freshened up the engine. Quality car with no flaws. Cond: I -. SOLD AT $781,000. The DV32 is a striking design on a long 145" wheelbase. Postsale, there remained some controversy over the original configuration of this car 1954 Maserati A6GCS Chassis 2062, a matching numbers example, competed at the 1954 12 hours of Reims as well as Imola. The following year saw the Maserati at the 10001(ms of Buenos Aires and the Grand Prix of Monza. The car is currently presented in rosso rubino and also has its original newly rebuilt engine by Capricorn Engineering. CARS IN STOCK 1963 AC Cobra 289 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ1 1929 Bentley Speed Six 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental (manual) 1965 Bizzarrini 5300GT (7 litre engine) 1964 Brabham BT8 1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Alloy LHD 1954 Fiat 8V Zagato 1931 Invicta Low chassis S-Type 1969 Lamborghini Miura 1937 Lagonda LG45 Rapide 1954 Maserati A6GCS 1968 Porsche 910 1985 Porsche 962C 14 Queens Gate Place Mews, London, SW7 5BQ Telephone 011 44 20 7584 3503 Fax 011 44 20 7584 7403 cars@gregorfisken.com  www.gregorfisken.com 63


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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ #53-1934 DUESENBERG MODEL J convertible coupe. S/N 2560. Eng. #J534. Blue/red leather. Odo: 138 miles. 1 of 3 La Grande Convertible Coupes by Walker. Recent restoration by Fran Roxas to highest of standards. Sold at RM in August 2001 for $1.98m. to excite the crowd. Not too many years ago these had a hard time cracking the $200k mark. Who says the Classics are dead? #82-1940 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL cabriolet. S/N H103549. Silver/red leather. Odo: 1,474 miles. Restored in mid '90s to high standards. Expensive car to restore due to numerous lead seams. CCCA badge, AACA with minor blemishes and nicks. Interior decent. Top fit off in places. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,300. Had the owner not messed with a desirable Classic, he would have had a car worth a whole lot more than this. Shame he had to ruin a very desirable Full Classic. He paid a tall price for his indiscretion. #107-1947 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 7404063. Regal Maroon/maroon leather. Odo: 57,396 miles. 18, 2-bbl, 2-sp auto. All wood replaced during recent restoration. Best of Show T&C award at 2002 Walter P. Chrysler Meet. Numerous Best in Class at Pebble Beach 2004. An amazing automobile that is as close to perfect as possible. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,750,000. The price paid was not surprising. The outstanding restoration of a perfectly styled and rare Duesenberg justifies the price paid. Correct down to the real Duesenberg hood ornament. Rumored to be going to well-known West Coast collection. #83-1934 PACKARD 1107 formal sedan. S/N 732-21. Eng. #902009. Blue/gray wool. Odo: 82,589 miles. V12, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Once owned by William Wrigley Jr. Restored to highest standards at a cost of $250k. Interior wood and trim very luxurious. Engine compartment equally impressive. An impressive Grand National 1st. Excellent flawless paint. Gold interior trim. Engine compartment immaculate. Shows very minor signs of age. Strong presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $104,500. Sold at a price unheard of for a Continental just a few years ago. Another example of strong prices for Full Classics. #132-1946 CADILLAC SERIES 62 custom woody sedan. S/N 8409776. Yellow/ wood/cowhide. Odo: 97,576 miles. V8, 2-sp auto. Doors cut and wood panels added. Wood now falling off. Paint better than rest of car. Wiper motors badly pitted. Bumper guards and hood ornament pitted and oxidized. Driver's other awards. Passenger door fit off slightly. Driver's door sags. Wonderful interior with radio and twin spotlights. Engine compartment flawless. A quality example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $148,500. Don't think we've reached the top of the price curve yet for Town & Countrys. When will the CCCA recognize them as Full Classics? #69-1950 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY NEWPORT coupe. S/N 7411686. Eng. #6494127. Green/white/green leather. Odo: 80,163 miles. Recent restoration to high standards; recent engine rebuild. Wonderful interior. Driver's door handle loose. Wood trim sedan that has a correct period look. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $183,700. A strong number for a closed Packard, but this one worth every penny. Welcome at any of the prestigious concours d'elegance in the country and a delightful tour car. Some say Classics are soft, but the right cars still bring the money, as illustrated here. Strong car for less than the cost of restoration. #84-1935 AUBURN 851 SC boattail speed- ster. S/N 33224E. Eng. #GH4645. Red/tan leather. Odo: 15,677 miles. Magnificent speedster restored by Alan Taylor. Older restoration that still shows well. Numerous awards from door handle not working. Awful cowhide interior. Has nice luggage rack. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $48,400. The closer you were to this, the worse it looked. Hard to imagine how the buyer expects to come out ahead on this one. Re-attaching the wood properly will be the first challenge, then he'll have to spend a bunch more money to make it presentable. Will still be placed at the back row in a corner at the first woody meet he attends. HOT ROD convertible. S/N 7H152840. _ • #134-1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '  with painted center panels. Not as elaborate as earlier T&Cs. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $74,800. One of 700 built. '50 was the last year for wood-trimmed cars from Chrysler The rising tide lifts all boats and T&C convertibles are raising the price of coupes. Fair price for a quality car #61-1950 FORD CUSTOM DELUXE convertible. S/N BOLB151479. Chartreuse/ tan vinyl. Odo: 59,017 miles. 239-ci flathead V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Rotisserie restoration completed a few years ago. Unusual color was not very flattering. Clock, radio, twin mirrors, major shows. Original data tags go with car. Mileage believed to be from new. Nothing to fault here, except it's not in my garage. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $335,500. Done in the right color 64  Portifino Blue/tan lather. Odo: 51,641 miles. Original V12 replaced with 460 Ford V8; auto. Added a/c, plus pb, ps, and power windows. Mustang front end, Ford rear. Paint just okay Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ heater. Optional overdrive. Hood does not stay up. Quality respray showing use. Engine compartment clean and tidy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,800. A no-sale at the RM Toronto auction this past October at $33,200. The price paid here would have been way out of line a few years ago but was about right in today's market. #90-1953 CHRYSLER GHIA GS-1 coupe. S/N 7232631. Light green/dark green leather. Odo: 429 miles. 331-ci Hemi V8, 4-bbl, auto. Designed by Virgil Exner; built by Ghia of Turin. Thomas Special, given to C.B. Thomas, president of Chrysler Export, after a show tour. Built on the New Yorker chassis. Restored to restoration of significant car Buyer should still be smiling. #71-1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 536278204. Aztec Red/red leather. Odo: 93,210 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored less than a year ago. Does not have original engine, but correct year and type. '53s tend to bring more money than the '54s. This was a big number, considering it needs a respray and has a few other issues that should be tended to. Numerous paint chips. Rear window fit off. Brightwork well done. Parade boot chipped. Radio trim pitted. Engine highly detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $100,000. A no-sale at $85k when it crossed block Seller must have wisely made the deal post-block at this very fair price, considering the needs of this resalered Eldo. highest standards by Fran Roxas. Small chip in windshield. Shown at Pebble in 1953 and 1992. Owned by Bortz Auto Collection for 15 years. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $354,750. Ghia built six additional Idea Cars with the Chrysler d 'Elegance my preference. With the Olds F-88 concept car that sold at B-J for $3m, this looks inexpensive, although it 's a good price for both the buyer and seller. This is a wonderful #78-1953 BUICK SKYLARK convertible. S/N 16993792. Dark maroon/red/white leather. Odo: 14,866 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint scratched and chipped but still maintains good luster. Incorrect horn button. Extensive chrome decent. Engine compartment nicely detailed. Interior shows signs of use. An older restoration showing age and wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $91,300. Only built for two years, this is a very expensive car to restore. The THE ULTIMATE METAL #119-1955 CHRYSLER CROWN IMPERIAL limousine. S/N C551050. Black/black leather. Odo: 37,745 miles. Prior ownership by soul man James Brown in 1970s, then agent Jack Bart until 2002. Comes with documented history, including verification letter from Bart. 331-ci Hemi V8, Carter 4-bbl, auto. All the amenities. Leather interior showing wear. Wheel covers dented. Paint worn and lacking luster. Stated rebuilt suspension. Needs some love and attention. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,500. Sold at Bonhams & Brooks at Hershey ' L Y.W A G A ETS DURABLE, MODULAR, FUNCTIONAL BALD GARAGE ENHAN H EACY E.MENT SYSTE.MS .  . - BALDHEAD CABINET COMPANY, INC. 17290 Newhope Street • Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Telephone: 877.966.2253 • www.BaldheadCabinets.com May 2005


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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ in 2002, for $41,400. Limos in general are soft, but you would think rarity and celebrity provenance would have had more buyers saying, "I feel good." Instead, you 'ye got a seller sighing, "I feel awful!" #76-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. Red/red/white leather. Odo: 2,110 miles. Porthole hardtop. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Restored some years ago, now showing signs of use and age. Paint chipped. Dash poorly painted. Steering wheel shows wear. Door dual four-barrels, 4.11 Positraction. Engine and interior spotless. Chrome a little weak. Strong presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $105,600. Past its second prime, hut still turns heads. Price was a touch above what was expected but not out of line. Quality Corvettes continue to surprise, so this one we will put in the "You will be very happy next year" column. #44-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E57S103350. Eng. #3731548EL. Onyx Black/silver coves/red vinyl. Odo: 2 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. Numbers-matching restoration, and it shows. Hood fit off a bit. Typical fiberglass issues. Engine compartment well finished. Strong presentation of literature and ownership records. From Bortz Auto Collection. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $16,500. lAn automotive oddity with limited appeal. Sold at no reserve against an unrealistic $20$30k pre-sale estimate. Lots of expense ahead for the new owner in order to make this presentable. Should be wicked quick, however #42-1969 FORD BOSS 429 fastback. S/N 9F02Z173009. White/black vinyl. Odo: 32,218 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Spoiler, hood scoop, Magnum 500 wheels and decals. High-quality recent respray. Door rubber loose. handles worn and scratched. Lots of work to be done here. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,500. The manual transmission is quite unusual. There are a lot of quality T-birds around so why settle for one with needs? For just a little extra money, the buyer would have been dollars ahead in the long run. #36-1956 MERCURY MONTCLAIR convertible. S/N 56WA60329M. Red/white Odo: 2,102 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional 225-hp engine. Stated to have 2,000 miles on restoration. Paint shiny with chips and dings. Trim oxidized and dented. Continental one of the most sought-after Corvettes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $94,600. First year for Fl; only 713 produced. Original 283 fuel/es are very desirable, and the price point for early performance Corvettes keeps moving up with no end in sight. Only question here is, why it did not bring more? A year from now this will seem like a bargain. #113-1958 DUAL-GHIA D500 convert- ible. S/N 53103. Black/black leather. Odo: 53,103 miles. 315-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 117 built between 1956 and 1962. Solid restoration completed in 2002, with only 50 miles since. Paint, interior, and chrome to high standards. Engine compartment sparkles. Wonderful example of this desirable '50s kit, dual sport lights, clock and radio. Bumpers scratched. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $62,700. Montclair was the top-of-line model in 1956. At first glance the price paid seemed over the top, but Silver sold one the previous weekend for about the same money. #101-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E57S104347. Eng. #F521EG. Black/silver coves/red. Odo: 61,884 miles. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. An older restoration that still shows well. Bloomington Gold icon. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $198,000. This was the choice of the Rat Pack, although it is said that Dual Motors would not sell one to Sammy Davis Jr In the era it was said that you bought a Rolls-Royce fyou could not get a Dual Ghia. Henri performance and Italian styling make a strong pairing. These continue to escalate in value, so the buyer should have no concerns here—even if the price paid was well above the auction estimates. and Duntov Award of Excellence in 1994. Air cleaner has Duntov's signature. Radio, heater, 66  #117-1959 VICTRESS SlA roadster. Light green/Burnt Orange. Odo: 95,447 miles. '54 Ford 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. '39 Ford running gear, fiberglass body. 4-wheel drum brakes. One of 40 bodies produced. Crude bodywork. nterior also crude and unfinished. Engine stated to be refurbished. Complete with factory Driver's door sags. Radio. Engine compartment highly detailed. An impressive example of the desirable Boss 429. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. Created so Ford could run the 429 in NASCAR. They had to sell 500 examples to become eligible. Clones and replicas are everywhere, so it's nice to see an honest example of a big-block Boss. The market is now giving these their due and prices are in steady appreciation. Remember the one you passed on at half of the price paid here? I do. #79-1970 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA coupe. S/N BP23N0B130403. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 16,578 miles. Hemi, automatic. Ronnie Sox's personal driver. No race history. Engine rebuilt by Herb McCandless. Repainted and interior redone some time ago. A/c, ps, pb. 8-track in dash, AM/FM/CD in glovebox. Engine clean. Miles believed to be correct. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. Say Hemi, then say big bucks! Ownership should add to the value, but the big plus here is the limited use. Very presentable 'Cuda that sold for the going rate with the prior ownership thrown in for free. Well bought.• Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ RUS00 B AND-rea Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles in Scottsdale January 28-29, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sole:  Dennis Wisbey, Rob Row 266 174 77% Si 0,954,084 Lot 5185, 1963 Shelby Cobra, $2,133,025 Premium- 8% (included in [wires of sold lots) -t_e by Daniel Grunwald Market opinions in italics auction companies, buyers, and sellers flocking to the Southwest to revel in the sun and warmth. That's Scottsdale and Phoenix in January. M ore tents dotting the landscape than even Barnum could have envisioned, most filled with rare automobiles. Classic car This year the persistent cold, rain, and periods of hail and funnel clouds didn't dampen the spending spirts of the crowd at the Russo and Steele sale, held at the northern end of Scottsdale Road on Friday and Saturday. The ground was saturated with standing water so Russo and Steele laid outdoor carpeting under the tents, as well as between them, so that the spectators could walk between the rows of cars without getting their feet soaked. Keeping people happy and comfortable is a great way to convince them to open their wallets. And open them they did. As always, owners Drew and Josephine Alcazar sponsored a Charity Gala Thursday night. This year the beneficiary was The Emily Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital, and it was a sellout as usual. The gala doubled as the premier viewing for the collection of cars to be sold beginning the next day. for are reflecting the strong demand that is pushing the original car prices into the stratosphere. There was a fake Shelby Mustang GT 350, two Yenko Camaros, and a Hemi 'Cuda that were all built from more basic cars, truthfully offered up as clones, and the least of them brought nearly $37,935. As I chose the cars to spotlight in this report, I tried to cover a cross-section of the selection as well as include a few of the oddities, such as the Moretti, but they were few and far between. This is a muscle car venue. Prices on muscle were riding high again with no signs of letting up, and I could see a new attitude in sellers as many of them passed on offers that would have been snapped up last year. If muscle-car trends are made in Arizona, and you still want that Hemi or Cobra Jet, you'd better move now. Waiting till next year is going to cost you. Everyone at this sale knows who the $61m Godzilla of the weekend is, but there is a customer service mentality that is present at Russo and Steele that sets them apart from all the other Arizona events. It's the attitude and the hard work—and the comfortable first-name mentality of hosts Drew and Josephine—that bring some of the best cars and the best buyers together here.—D. G. ENGLISH #F142-1933 MG J2 convertible. S/N .J3753. British Racing Green/tan. RHD. Odo: 8,040 miles. Older paint and bodywork starting to show some age, with cracks and chips around the cowl, left door, and rear fender. Driver's door fit wide. Supercharger added to car at undercarriage. Nice new interior with wood finish, a little shiny and thick for my taste. Windshield weatherstripping cracked. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $61,263. With a rear seat and a drop top, this looks to be a car that will give its new owner pleasure to drive. A strong price for a less-than-perfect example. #F151 1960 MERCEDES BENZ 220SE - - convertible. S/N 12803010003655. Blue/ red. Odo: 40,599 miles. 3-sp. Pitting visible on windshield surround, door glass frames scratched, some chips on the windshield. The selection and quality of cars on offer this year exceeded any to date. The collection definitely was in favor of American muscle cars. Mustangs—especially Shelbys—Camaros, Corvettes, Mopars, and Chevelles were the heavyweights with some really nice hot rods presented as well. The top seller was the 1963 factory-team Cobra, CSX2128, that brought a record $2.13m. The second-highest Cobra, CSX3159, brought a measly $567k, and a 1965 model only brought $140k. I watched a fine 1957 Bel Air convertible find a new home at nearly $102k and a '67 Ferrari 330 GTC bring over $172k. A number of clones of rare muscle cars are appearing, and the prices they are selling 68  and scratches on the side glass. Clean engine. Left headlight trim doesn't fit the opening. Worn finish on wood steering wheel. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $47,520. May be a good driver but all the body misfits tend to bring some concern. 1 would want to look carefully at the underpinnings. A high price for a coupe with these questions. GERMAN #S156-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S convertible. S/N 7500927. Red/red leather. Odo: 69,079 miles. 4-speed. Hood fits a litle high in front. Passenger door trim dented. Chrome pitted on window surrounds. Lock cover on trunk missing. Clean engine, good some time in the past, but well done to make it appear a factory-style J4. Good interior. Made for close friends only, as the car is very narrow. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,768. A frequent flyer at Barrett-Jackson. Crossed the block there in 1994 (no sale), 2000 (no sale), 2001 (sold for $21,060). So the new owner got paid about $15,000 to own a classic MG for four years. Where do 1 apply for this job? #F187-1963 JAGUAR XICE coupe. S/N J6888646. Maroon/tan. Odo: 24,117 miles. Several panel gap concerns including uneven rear hatch. Chromed-over pits in the taillight frames and pits on the window frames. Some very light scratching on the paint but nothing serious. Lots of stone chips on the windscreen Undercarriage looks as driven. Some lumps on the left interior door panel, pull strap stressed. Nice dash wood and overall interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $74,093. Looks used but not abused. Should make a nice drop-top driver This is the correct in-between price, between $30k for beaters and $150k for concours cars. #S108-1983 PORSCHE 911SC convert- ible. S/N WPOEH09150S171657. White/blue leather. Odo: 37,431 miles. Exterior looks Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ exotics at top prices—if the cars are as well done as this one was. #S175-1969 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 11507. Red/tan. Odo: 9,168 miles. Wonderful paint and great panel fits. A few slight pits in paint visible on both doors, some stone chips. Clear protective skin on front-end good all around. Engine is clean but driven. Driver seat shows bolster wear, dash pad pulling loose at front, passenger visor droops. Said to have service records. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,032. Looks to be a clean and original car that has not been abused, but not pampered either Seller did well to get this price, but for the buyer just some modest work on the details could perk it up. ITALIAN #S103-1959 MORETTI TOUR DU MONDE sedan. S/N 2833. Creme/maroon/ maroon vinyl. Odo: 9,167 miles. Newer paint with chips at door and trunk. Cracks visible at hood scoop. Interior marginally redone with dash pad wrinkling and coming apart and new door panels with poor fit. New carpets and seats, done pretty well. Vent tube hanging loose under dash. Jaeger/Moretti gauges. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,524. Very unusual small-cc performance sedan by Moretti, should be a lot offun to drive. Still needs lots of interior work with less—or better—glue. The perfect car to drag-race SCM analyst Donald Osborne and his Crosley Hot Shot. No bystander would even know you were racing. #S183-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 9257. Black/red. Odo: 27,954 miles. Superb black paint and chrome. Rear right headliner misfit. Slight veneer splits at glovebox. Exhaust paint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $100,337. Sold B-J LA 2002, $75,600. Not sold Kruse Scottsdale 2000, $80,000. Ran Copperstate 1000 in April 2004. A very nicely done car, but surely a very high price for the Queen Mother of Ferraris. All 2+2 owners must be partying! AMERICAN #F146-1930 FORD HOT ROD 5-window heat shield pulling away slightly at undercarriage. Original tool roll. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $186,651. Great car, huge price. Clearly, even in muscle car land, there are buyers.for foreign coupe. S/N A3491380. Red/tan. Odo: 6,015 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice fit and finish. Doors close solid and tight. A few stone chips in paint at hood hinge, wide hood gap at the bottom rear. Large old original-style Best Drivers! Best Service! Best Customers! We've been setting the standard for automobile transport for over 20 years. We are proud to be"America's premier enclosed auto transport company." Visit our Website! • www.intercitylines.com *****"Rated 5-stars by epinions.com " Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE  1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 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 May 2005  69 VISA


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ headlights and chromed grille with chromed stoneguard. Straight axle front and a/c with power windows and auto trans. Tight interior, as is typical of early '30s. Lots of trophies in trunk. Looks newly built. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $50,275. No fear here—looks like a good show-worthy cruiser Sold and bought fairly. #S167 1932 FORD HIGHBOY HOT - ROD convertible. SIN DRF66369. Orange/ black. Odo: 3,446 miles. 427-ci SOHC V8, FI, auto. Don Nicholson's original custom intake manifold with new custom Fl. 600+ hp. A few small cracks in the paint but nothing serious. S&W gauges and Sun tach. Smoothie wheels with baby moons. Drum-look disc brakes in front. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,678. A great retro-look rod that is so smooth that it looks like a steel body The cammer engine alone is worth about $30k on today's. market. You do have to like the look with the American OHC V8 and 7 feet of double-roller timing chain to keep things working. Call it fairly bought, even though it was a glass body. #S184-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57F203236. Lilac/white and silver. Odo: 88 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, auto. Well-optioned with Wonderbar radio, pb, much better cars than the '55-'58 Bel Airs/ Impalas, and it's nice to see them start to be appreciated. #F129-1960  FORD  FALCON RANCHERO pickup. S/N 0K27S176547. Red/gray cloth. Odo: 50,328 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Repainted inside and out to a good standard. Wiper scratches on windshield; power windows, and more. All as new, and in a good color combination. Cond: I. SOLD AT $109,668. Top-condition '57 convertibles like this one bring the big money. This one has it all, and the price is up there where it should be. do you like what you see in your reflection? our work mirrors your passion for cars. call us to build the car of your dreams. windshield has chips on the inside. No speedo; toggle switches used with a huge metal console. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $175,000. Built by Exner Jr as a master 's thesis for Notre Dame. Amazing college project, but falls short of the type of concept cars we're used to seeing. A major manufacturer has resources that just aren't available to a university student, and it shows. $175k seems like a lot of money to me, but these things are not easy to put a value on. Perhaps if it had been an Oldsmobile? loll hot! 1/4111il i) i ii] III   Iliti LI!  U1.11 #S164-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 61867A4886. Blue/blue cloth. Odo: 26,405 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Slight delamination on passenger vent glass and pitting and scratches around dull radio face. Very good, complete resto to a good standard on a fine full-size convertible Chevy. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,846. Top dollar paid for a top-quality full-size car These are really Sports Car Market headlight/fender chrome trim fits better than factory as well. All-new interior with polished rather than chrome dash pull-knob bases. Gloss-black frame with all-new undercarriage hardware. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $84,007. Good car, best color; very nice restoration to a high standard. Offered at no reserve. Scottsdale price, but not completely crazy #F166-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S113413. Fawn beige/ Fawn vinyl. Odo: 2,417 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, #F182-1957 VIRGIL EXNER JR. SIMCA SPECIAL concept car. White/blue/black. Auto. Very rudimentary 2-seat concept. No door openings. Paint dull and cracking in places over wavy body. Rudimentary trim with what seems to be alloy and some chrome— most shows pitting and looks misfitted. Glass scratches on side glass. Slightly dull gauges in a very nice new non-stock interior. Very nice underhood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,880. I liked this car; the doors shut with authority and it seems really solid. A great little parts hauler; bought cheap! #S155-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S110883. Red/white coves/red. Odo: 42 miles. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. New paint with some very small chips on the front/center, touched-up door-edge chip. New Pilkington windshield. Good panel fit; • -"3—


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ 4-sp. Slightly wavy chrome grille surround and slight color mismatch on headlight trim rings. Gas door a little uneven; dent in trim by grab bar. New interior and engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $87,507. A low 250 hp doesn't help with the top dollars, but a very nice restoration nonetheless. Who really goes tire-smoking in these cars any more anyway? A strong price for a non-fuelie. #S185-1963 SHELBY COBRA convert- ible. S/N CSX2128. Black/black leather. Odo: 154 miles. 289-ci V8, 4 Webers, 4-sp. Lots of history, including George Lucas as crew chief for Allen Grant at the Laguna Seca GP in 1963. #F098-1963  FORD  FALCON RANCHERO pickup. S/N 3R87F153318. Black/red. Odo: 67,714 miles. 260-ci V8, 4bbl, 4-sp. Thick paint with chips, cracks, and runs, but lots of shine. Rust bubbles on passenger door. Alloy grille parts are dull and uneven. cars. I am seeing interest in these Pontiac full-size convertibles rise steadily. With quality in mind, this was not a steal but it was fairly purchased. Dash instrument panel is dull, armrests are faded. Newer seat cover. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,824. Looks good at the first glance, but you don't want to look too hard. Lots of money for a Falcon with the restoration only looking to have touched the surface. And just think—five years ago this would have been a $3,500 Auto Trader special. Driven by Dan Gurney, Dave McDonald, Ken Miles, and Allen Grant. Door gaps varied. Paint chips at front wheel openings and rear wheel flares. All Plexiglas, no glass. Patina to seat leather. Extensive package of photos and documents included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,303,067. A great car with real racing provenance. Former driver Allen Grant was at the sale and posed for photos with his former race car. World record price, and shows the value of provenance. #S206-1963 PONTIAC PARISIENNE convertible. S/N 3786711579. Blue/2-tone blue. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very good chrome and paint. 327 engine looks factory-new, as does the undercarriage. Door panels both show visible wear, but the rest of the interior looks new as well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,080. I really liked this car The unusual Canadian trim still looks very nice on this car with one of the best interiors of any of the '60s American #F131-1965 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT 350 clone fastback coupe. S/N 5F09A330053. Orange/white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 59,498 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Window trim shows some wear. Good paint, including both bumpers. Rollbar; Plexiglas Shelby-style quarter-windows look good. Cobra wood wheel, kick-panel Jensen speakers and aftermarket stereo. Magnum wheels. Originally an A-code Mustang that has been converted to a Shelby clone and well done. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,935. A very good 7aora4 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 Fax: (510) 653-9754 wvvw.fantasyjunction.com Twv4tmem4 it dfseela eaterzat, da.adic awl diel4 ftetAvuotawe ca 1962 Holynski Formula Intercontinental. Exciting and historically important early 60's American mid-engined formula car with period wins and records. Restored by constructor Excellent condition. $59,500. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB.s/n 08955. Fresh engine and suspension by Intrepid Motors. Late long nose, torque tube example. Original Interior. Tool bag. Fitted with six carbs. Successfully completed Spanish Tour and Tour Auto. $415,000. May 2005  1937 MG SA Tickford DHC. Total body-off restoration including body wood, driveline, brakes, interior and chrome. Rare, charming and practical car for any event or tour Many show awards. Fully documented. $90.000.00 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Super nice car that drives and presents very well, well cared for by one owner since the 1970's. Recent paint. Much of the interior is original. Belly pans and original knock-offs. $360,000. 71


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ looker that will fool most people. Still a clone, however. Bought and sold with that in mind. #S120-1965 FORD MUSTANG GT convertible. S/N 5F08A766238. Red/white. Odo: 2,194 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very shiny paint with visibly masked trim pieces. Scratches on rear side window and undercoat. Huge dent in oil pan. Door fits could be better. Pony interior with scratches on console, screws missing. Interior paint too shiny. Engine area clean with chromed hood springs and polished brass radiator. Cond: 3+, SOLD AT $30,061. Somewhat uneven restoration looks a little amateur but the bidders didn't seem to mind. Resale Red and a drop top means one very happy seller. #F201-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. SN 194376S100620. White/blue. Odo: Detailed Restoration of British & Select European Automobiles and Race Cars Member Reasonable paint with some sanding swirls and chips. Plexiglas side curtains fit poorly; top fit at rear deck has a 2-inch space in center. Driver-side seat torn at seam. A King Cobra with drag-racing records. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $567,025. Low mileage, but looks to be driven hard. It seems like there is no end to the escalation of Cobra prices. Given what the other Cobras brought this weekend, I have to call this market correct, but it's still a surprise. coupe. S/N 67410F5A02070. Blue, white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 62,817 miles. Fiberglass hood sits very high in middle. #S172-1967 SHELBY GT 500 fastback 73,960 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good panel fit, new chrome. Some scratches visible on rear window, cracks visible in front paint in the usual places. New interior; gauge faces showing a little age. Appears to be a fairly new restoration to a good level. Car locked so couldn't examine interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,055. I will never understand why a seller would keep their car locked up during the en tire viewing sessions. Would you buy a car that you couldn't get into? The cracking paint on the front will only continue to deteriorate, and that is always a costly fix. Having a/c helps the price, but the base engine and auto doesn't. All the money paid here. #S188-1966 SHELBY COBRA convertible. SN CSX3159. Black/black. Odo: 5,593 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Hurst shifter. Said to be documented by Shelby Registry. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $108,000. Driven in two Copperstate 1000 rallies, so it should be a competent and reliable driver Price was not unexpected, given how hot Shelbys have been. #S187-1968 FORD MUSTANG COBRA JET convertible. S/N 8F03R171900. Red/red. Odo: 17,571 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Cold-air induction. Good gaps. Some chips on glass. Slight fading on speedo face. All else as new from factory. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $117,833. Another fine Mustang. Just one of many to choose from at this venue this year When the prices go up, the best cars come out to play. Good to see some Fords breaking the six-figure barrier #S189-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 coupe. S/N 124379N679986. Orange/ orange. Odo: 867 miles. 302-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4sp. Good paint; door gaps wide. Ram Air hood with pins but no springs. Houndstooth interior. Cross Ram dual-quad intake. The replica window sticker on this car lists the Cross Ram intake on it, but that option was a parts-counter purchase only that had to be installed by the dealer or whomever. It would never be seen on the window sticker. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. Equipment questions aside, this car showed a base price of $2,227 in 1969 with an optioned total of $2,500. Loaded! At $95k bid (and refused), this car has made $2,500 per year for each year it has existed. And the owner apparently thinks that trend will continue. I suggest he jump off the merry-go-round before the music stops and he's stuck with his semi-documented car Surrey Motors • rt 1990 S. 11th--- Ste. 10 Niles, Michigan 49120 www.surreymotorsports.com 800-472-4440 72  Some dents in windshield surround, chips on all painted corner pieces. Chips on windshield and scratches on side glass. Undercoated, a/c. #S181-1969 SHELBY GT 500 convertible. S/N 9F03R482547. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 1,799 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Hood and both doors show wide gaps in places. Some panel fit problems, especially at the hood. Paint buffed through at right rear trunldid, but otherwise paint looks brand new and nice. Numerous windshield stone chips. A/c. Brand-new interior being finished at the sale lot. Generally, a good resto on a desirable a/c Cobra Jet-engined Shelby. Cond: 2. SOLD AT Sports (or Market


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ most of the top-rung muscle cars, Cobra Jet Mustangs seem to be on the move up pricewise these days. #F202-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 1366708167356. Forest green/black vinyl. Odo: 968 miles. 396- $164,489. If you really only need to go fast in straight lines, this is a car you will look good in. Around corners, it 's another story. But who cares? You've got a droptop Shelby, and you paid market but not stupid money for it. #F194-1969 FORD MUSTANG GT COBRAJET convertible. S/N 9R03Q115652. White/black. Odo: 8,065 miles. 428-ci V8, 4bbl, auto. Hood sits slightly high at rear, top ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Body-off restoration, cowl induction. As-new or better everywhere. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $52,159. Can a lower-hp 396 bring as much as a 454? You bet it can. trim is loose at the rear right deck. Some paint chips on both door edges and at left wiper opening. Engine looks as new. Center console shows some age; rest of interior appears new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $79,925. Runs quite rich on start up, just like my big-block 'Vette. Like #F103-1970 BUICK RIVIERA hardtop. S/N 494870H922042. Green/green vinyl. Odo: 54,783 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Passenger door paint mismatched, some edge chips visible at a distance. Trunk trim pitted; bumper chrome getting a little dull. Some fuzzing on carpet; slight age-cracking on the faux-wood trim. Decent rattle-can detail job underhood. New exhaust. Otherwise starts, runs, and looks like a 50k original that has been cared for. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,790. Lots of documents and very nice presentation. Still has a AUTOSPORT DESIGNSNC FERRARI 212 E SUPERLEGGERA TOURING COUPE X, MIKE HAWTHORN, 1951 Serial #0143/E in its original combination of Touring Blue, Blue leather, RHO, 2.5 liter 12 cylinder engine and 5-speed gearbox. This 212 E has approximately 100 miles since its complete, photo-documented frame off restoration. Given by Enzo Ferrari to team racing driver Mike Hawthorn for his personal use to commute to and from the Grand Prix races and used as the 1953 factory Mine Miglia practice car. Upon leaving the Ferrari factory racing team, this car was purchased by Mike Hawthorn for his personal use and enjoyment, complete documentation is included. Numbers matching example and all body panels are original. This is quite possibly the finest original example of an early racing Ferrari in existence with its obvious exceptional and unquestionable provenance. A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional and historically significant example of a vintage Ferrari that will become a welcomed addition to any vintage event world-wide, including the Goodwood revival and Mille Miglia Retrospective. This 212 E is priced accordingly with respect to its condition and provenance. SPCA AC 427 Sc by Kirkham, 1965, Blue, 427, 4-speed  Aston Martin Vanquish 2+2, 2003, Tungsten, 3k miles, Fl  Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2002, Chiltern Green/Fawn,  2k miles, Touchtronic Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante, 2002, Silver/Claret, ilk miles, 6-spd  Aston Martin, 2001, DB7 Vantage Coupe, Pent. Green/Fawn,  6k miles, Touchtronic Johnny Cash 8-track tape in the underdash player Bought fairly. #F154-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI 'CUDA clone convertible. S/N BH27N05271279. Plum crazy/black. Odo: 29,824 miles. 426-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. New Ray Barton Hemi on an original 383 Cuda donor. Bolted-on frame connectors, Shaker hood. Good paint and new chrome. Scratches on all side glass. New - - interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $124,200. Bring in the clones. Many are available this year and most seem to be quite well built. No harm done if the price reflects the cloning, but you decide for yourself if this price reflects a new market force. I can't help but wonder...• Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold for more information at: +631-425-1555, fax: +631-425-6185 FOR OUR UP-TO-DATE INVENTORY & INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY & SERVICES VISIT US AT: www.autosportdesigns.com ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 CONVERTIBLE, 2003 Antrim Blue with All Dark Grey leather interior, Blue carpeting edged Dark Grey, 153 miles from new, 6-speed manual transmission, #39 of a total of 99 manufactured for the world wide market. The DB AR1 boasts revised body styling with coachwork by Zagato of Italy, it is powered by an up-rated 'CT' version of the V12, with power up to 435 bhp and torque to 410 lb ft. $258,000.00 FERRARI 550 BARCHETTA, 2001 Rosso Corsa/Tan leather interior, 1,500 miles from new, Scuderia shields, Red brake calipers, Red stitching & CD changer. One of only 448 total menu lectured. This Barchetta is complete as delivered from the factory with all books, tools and convertible top, it is immaculate and in as new condition throughout without the slightest stone chip. $248,000.00 $115,000.00 $209,000.00 $128,500.00 $106,000.00 $98,000.00 Aston Martin, 2001, DB7 Vantage Coupe, Derwent Green/Fawn, 7k miles, Auto. $97,000.00 Aston Martin DB7 Coupe, 1997, Blue/Parchment, 25k miles, Auto  Aston Martin Virage Cpe, 1991, Cornish Silver/Tan, 17k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1989, Black/Magnolia, 18k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1987, BRG/Fawn, 14k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1982, Black/Black, 48k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1980, Blue/Natural, 35k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Valente, 1979, Silver/Green, 28k miles, Auto  May 2005  $63,000.00 $75,000.00 $85,000.00 $89,000.00 $85,000.00 $59,000.00 $69,000.00 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES 5 VANTAGE GT (1 OF 6 MANUFACTURED), 1963 Goodwood Green/Black leather interior piped dark Green, 3,000 miles since complete and documented restoration by Aston Martin Works Service. 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Exceptional condition throughout the cost of restoration alone was $170,000.0011 $149,000.00 Aston Martin V8 Coupe, 1977, BRG/Tan, 44k miles, Auto  Aston Martin, 1960, DB4GT, Silver, restored, LHD, Exceptional  Aston Martin 084 Series 2 Coupe, 1960, Silver/Black, 4-spd  Austin Mini Cooper, Tahiti Blue White Roof/Tan, 8km, Sport Pack  Ferrari 360 Modena Coupe, 2001, Silver/Black, ilk miles, Fl  Ferrari 550 Maranello, 1998, Blue/Blue, 18k miles, Serviced, 6-spd  Ferrari 348 TB, 1989, Fly Yellow, 22k miles, 5 speed  Ferrarl 4001,1984, Black/Tan, 32k miles, restored, Auto  Jaguar XI(E V-12 Roadster, 1972, Silver, a/c, 4-speed  Porsche, 911 Turbo Coupe, 1989, Black/Cashmere, 37k miles, 5-spd  Porsche 959 Comfort, 1988, Blue met./Black, 3k miles, Full serviced  $52,500.00 $P.O.A. $145,000.00 $19,800.00 $145,000.00 $128,000.00 $58,500.00 $45,000.00 $44,500.00 $49,000.00 $395,000.00 Porsche, 356 C Cabriolet, 1964, Red/Black/Black top, 2-owners from new .... $75,000.00 Porsche, 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet,1963, Silver/Black, restored  Porsche 356 Speedster, 1958, Silver/Black, Restored, GT options  203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA,PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 73 $65,000.00 $125,000.00


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Kruse International Avondale, AZ a 1973 MGB roadster which failed to sell despite a high bid of $14,500. 11 213, INTERNATIONAL Kruse International Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, AZ January 21.24,2005 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  aUltb lUltl:  Sales total:  Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse, Matthew Kruse, Brent Earlywine, Ed Lucas 452 u oIU7U 172 nni. $4,634,604 High sale: .Lot 703, 1 947 Delahaye 1 75S, sold at $540,000; Lot 2836, 1 994 Bugatti E131 1 OSS, sold at $540,000 Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics or the second year in a row, the Kruse "Scottsdale" auction was held at Phoenix International Raceway. Although located more than 40 miles from the center of Scottsdale, apparently the moniker is important enough to hang onto long after the reality of locating the auction there has left. Phoenix International Raceway is actually at the far south and west of the metro Phoenix area in Avondale, another of Phoenix's rapidly growing suburbs. It's a first-class facility, however there are few amenities nearby with the exception of strip-mall shopping centers and burger joints. If anyone was planning on sending uninterested spouses or companions out for shopping or dining, they had a long car ride in front of them. F The cars on offer were the usual Kruse mix of the great to the merely mediocre, with an exciting assortment of '50s, '60s and '70s Detroit Iron interspersed with many notable European cars of the postwar era. It's fun to see some of the contrasts—like a fully restored 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible with NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Silver pedigree parked just a few feet from a 1991 Chrysler TC by Maserati in barely drivable for-parts condition. Last year's event was held one week after the Barrett-Jackson extravaganza. This year it was held one week before. At one time, whoever went last would be the "clean-up" auction where the parade of vehicles not sold at the previous weekend's event would appear with new lot numbers at the next event. But with Barrett Jackson now holding a no-reserve auction, placing the event a week before B-J is smart business. Both Silver and Kruse chose instead to go head to head with each other. Interestingly, Kruse's final sales results were posted as a dollar total of $4,291,300, while Silver posted a result of $4,362,356—just $71k separating the two. Those who attended the Kruse auction were treated to good weather with sunny skies and no threats of rain. The usual promise of warm days followed by cool evenings held true, even if just one week later the weather was less than cooperative. PLR. is a huge facility with ample parking for thousands of additional spectators. With the auction tent set up on the outside of the banked racetrack, there was no lack of facilities for the attendees. While Barrett-Jackson has reached critical mass at Westworld, there's room for Kruse to grow here. They have the location, and Kruse certainly has the instantly recognizable name. With better organization and more and better cars, this is an auction that can continue to grow.—D.K. ENGLISH #2771-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II sedan. S/N LSTB142. Silver blue/white leather. Odo: 72,569 miles. V8, auto. Factory a/c, ps, pw. Fresh but horrible paint— more drips than the side of a paint can. Almost every edge has a discolored paint buildup. bit overdone. Door panels and seats have fresh leather. An MG never had it this good when new. Well done, but overdone. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. As an MGB owner, my first response is to gasp; my second is to say right on. That someone was confident enough to not sell this car at what must be one of the highest prices ever recorded is astonishing in and of itself That someone bid this high is also worth noting. #73 1-1974 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR convertible. S/N 23 1 1 1492. Dark burgundy metallic/Saddle/dark brown piping. Odo: 15,301 miles. 440-ci V8, auto. Very good paint, in a color we used to refer to as Black Cherry—so dark you need to be within a few feet to tell High sales included a 1947 Delahaye 175S, a Figoni et Falaschi aerodynamic coupe for $540,000, as well as a 1994 Bugati EB 110 SS for the same figure. Among my favorite cars was a not-too-nice but seldomseen 1964 Chrysler 300K convertible, finding a new home at $14,688. Still in the Mopar field, a 1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express pickup sold for a very reasonable $5,940. A Chrysler-powered 1974 Jensen Interceptor convertible sold to a dealer for a very attractive $22,410. Notable no-sales included 74  Chrome is quite good all the way around. Good glass. Parts of the leather is redyed, some looks replaced. Very good wood. Cond: 3- . NOT SOLD AT $43,000. There is potential good news here. With the exception of the applied-bya-Hoover paint, the balance of the car was quite good. If the top bid was real, I would have taken this money in a split second and moved on to the next one. Finding more will be very tough. #2765 1967 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 - - MK M convertible. S/N HBJ8L40003. Olde English White/black leather. Odo: 71,433 miles. Seller claims miles actual. Good quality restoration, but not to show standards. Ill-fitting hood has rubbed against its side, now paint is missing. Gap problems at most openings. Good paint, excellent chrome. Interior is well done, good fit to seat covers and carpet. Dash wood is good as well. Underhood is tidy. Well done, but many nits can be picked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $43,740. Pricey for the condition. This has lots going for it as a late example of the popular BJ8 series, but with an uninspired restoration, one can only assume it will slide downhill on the condition slope faster than a car with a better-quality restoration. #2851 -1973 MGB convertible. S/N GHN5UD3 15962G. Olde English White/tan leather. Odo: 53,295 miles. Vendor states body-off restoration with over $25k spent. It looks quite possible. Excellent paint, excellent chrome. Underhood very nicely detailed but a it's not black. Good brightwork and trim. Well fitted and well done leather. Wood shows some light cracks but not worth fixing yet. Very nice throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,410. Sold to a dealer who obviously expects to make money on it, and I agree that there is plenty left Sports Car Market


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Kruse International Avondale, AZ on the table here. I'm figuring a retail in the high $20k to low $30k range. I like the colors and the presentation here, so I assume it will be a rapid seller, at least for a Jensen. Well done. #2820-1995 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJNX2746SC222325. White/ creme leather. Odo: 92,567 miles. Looks to be devoid of aftermarket paintwork. Brightwork looks very good as well. Good glass and tires. Badges show some ----••■■•■•••••• ....9 sun fade. Front seats have cracking leather, wear to console. Dash and console wood is good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,900. Available almost anywhere for less than the price paid and possibly with substantially fewer miles. Sometimes auction fever is hard to control. A good-looking Jag from a distance always looks like more money than the actual retail dollar might be. #833-1998 BENTLEY BROOICLANDS R sedan. S/N SCBZE19COWCX66039. Black/tan leather. Owner says the car was armored from new by O'Gara, Hess & Eisenhardt at a cost of $65k. Car card reads "Brooklyn's Turbo"—a rare East Coast version? Very good paint and brightwork, interior shows wear at the console and seats. Excellent wood includes door panels and steering wheel. Three-CD player and navigation systems for over $50k extra cost (owner claims), that alone should be proof of its Beverly Hills delivery. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $95,040. Obviously some sort of spiff was paid for the armor plate. You could expect a Brooklands R in this condition to bring somewhere around $70k without it. I'm wary of adding that much extra weight to what already is a substantial car Even the best of springs and shocks can buckle under that kind of pressure. If done properly, which I assume it was, our new owner can enjoy many years of motoring comfort while paying pennies on the dollar for the extra protection. #837-2000 LOTUS ELISE SPORT 340R. S/N SCCGA1111YHE69735. Silver/black/ black/blue carbon/leather. Not U.S. street legal, sold on a bill of sale. Excellent paint, with some scuffs to this no-door, cycle-fendered roadster. Light use wear, even but present. Some wear to seats, Safety Devices race harnesses. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. The Sport 340R makes the standard Elise look like a station wagon. They are more grown-up go-karts than passenger vehicles. I don't see much more upside for the seller Even though! count myself among the many who would love to have a 340R in my garage, I think I would settle for a newer production Elise that I could drive on the street for somewhere around the same money. GERMAN #2751-1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1592038214. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 9,989 miles. Factory a/c. Claimed original miles; quite possible but being sold as miles exempt. Factory paint, excellent brightwork. Vinyl soft top is showing its age and pulling up, needs replacement. Very nice interior shows only light wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,392. Original list price, including destination, was $7,322. Vintage Rallies 2005 NEW ENGLAND 1000 MAY 22-27, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars FORZA MILLE SEPTEMBER 18-23, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! any exotic sports car of any year MOUNTAIN MILLE OCTOBER 16-21, 2005 WEST VIRGINIA & THE GREENBRIER' Vintage Rallies, Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 visit .ww.vintagerallies.con for updates May 2005  1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars 75


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Kruse International Avondale, AZ I would have rather spent another $5k-$8k and gotten a better car 1985 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER. S/N ZAR8A545F1021781. Black/black. Odo: 123,332 miles. Shiny black repaint, some rust bubbles showing. Brightwork is pitted and fading. Plenty of road rash to wheels. Foam #2837 - is.-4111111, –4■144111 Perhaps a little strong, but no harm done on the price front. It's not a zero-miles perfect car, so I don't think you would have any trouble keeping it for a few years, doubling the mileage, and getting your initial investment returned to you. #2756 1991 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2 - cabriolet. S/N WP0CB2964MS460587. White/ blue leather. Odo: 80,733 miles. Auto. Good paint, good trim. Appears to be a straight and original example of a Carrera that was used but not used up. No gap problems noted. Leather rear spoiler has cracks and etching. Top is worn, rear window no longer clear. Interior is complete but shows plenty of wear. Not nice. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $2,800. High bid was a gift to the seller that he decided not to accept. It's hard to even list the worn, torn, and bad spots on this car Best would be to drive it until the wheels fall off and then part it out. AMERICAN #1026-1928 CHRYSLER sedan. S/N 84949. Burgundy/black fenders/brown cloth. Odo: 2 miles. Older restoration. Some cracks and wear to paint, older chrome is rusty at the edges. Good glass. Interior is similar to outside, at seat bottoms is pulling away from seat, balance is very good. Added AM/FM CD player has a red face, stands out in an all-blue interior. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Even with the relatively high miles and less-than-perfect condition—not to mention the unpopular interior color—this car should have brought a little bit more. With extra marketing time and perhaps a good detail, the vendor might find that handselling nets him a few thousand more. ITALIAN #790-1978 FERRARI 308 GTS targa. S/N 308GTS23739. White/black leather. Odo: 29,019 miles. Fair paint, cracking. One slash in discolored rear quarter; some trim shows wear and looks tired. Good glass. Weak interior. Split seam to driver's seat, leather is very dry. Dirty mags. Nothing to recommend here. Cond: 4+. wheel. Very nice paint, very good chrome excepting aged wire wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,044. An excellent example showing major costs incurred for rodding and restoration, yet not much, if any, financial bounce received for all the efforts. A decent unrestored example with original parts might bring $8k-$12k Someone spent a lot for no return. 1952 CHEVROLET pickup. S/N KBA721396. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 91,475 miles. 216-ci 16. Total frame-off restoration, looks like some miles since. Very good paint shows some scratching in a few places, bed floor wood is clean and bright but not totally fresh. Fresh chrome is very good. Looks as if all #749 - $37,260. Sold at an expected retail figure—both buyer and seller should be pleased. This is the very definition of a driver-condition Lincoln. With no national show-winning potential, I suggest the new owner just drive it and enjoy it. #2712 1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER convert- ible. S/N VJ312736. Tan/red cloth. V6, auto. A resto-rod Willys with a newer Chrysler drivetrain, a/c, vintage-style gauges, CD player, tilt wear showing but still serviceable. Overall, just a driver. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,290. Market correct. The pool of willing buyers of nondescript older American cars continues to decline, even as there is renewed interest in cars from the Brass Era. #765 1947 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL - convertible. S/N OR2001. Green/white leather. Odo: 47,015 miles. Very nice paint, but some ill-fitting trim items ruin the effect. Brightwork is mostly good but a few pieces are poor. gaskets have been replaced. Clean interior; fresh floor mats and seat covers. A very good job, just a few ticks off professional. Cond: 2 - . SOLD AT $14,364. Lots of the bargains in restored vehicles can be found in these restored trucks with a few miles on them since restoration. Its easy to do the math. You can buy a lousy example for $8,000-$9,500 and spend hundreds of hours and at least $10,000 in parts and pieces, or buy one like this for less money #2724 1956 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF - SOLD AT $20,520. Cheap, but let's not call it a bargain. My own experience tells me that cars that don't look so good on the outside rarely are good in the mechanical department. These carbureted versions are the fastest of all 308s, but also the most difficult to keep tuned. I think 76 Delaminating vent window glass. Rubber gaskets should have been replaced in places. Bright white leather seats and door panels are very good, as is the black carpet. Cond: 3. SOLD AT convertible. S/N C856H1566. Silver/pink/silver/pink. Odo: 20,155 miles. V8, auto. Older restoration, now showing plenty of wear. Lots of chips to older paint. Chrome is uneven, some good, most needs help. Delamination to vent window glass, windshield has some pitting. Interior was redone in incorrect vinyl, wrong grain and puffier than stock. Chrome in dash is pitted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,636. This sale looks market-correct from here. The car needs plenty of work either to bring it back to original or to freshen it up. However you can drive and Sports Car Market


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Kruse International Avondale, AZ now, but still with a lag in prices behind full-size American cars. #769-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER enjoy it with the top down until you spend the time and money to restore it. Well done. #707-1964 CHRYSLER 300K convertible. S/N 8443215833. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 35,886 miles. 413-ci V8, auto. A/c, ps, pb, power windows, top, cruise, tilt, headrests. Older restoration, now showing plenty of wear. Chips and scrapes to paint, chrome has pitting in places but wear to clean interior. A used car survivor. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,344. Fair price paid for a Toronado driver Without too much going for it in the excitement department, and miles that are neither too high nor too low, it 's only right for a local show or for taking kids out for an ice cream cone. But for less than $10k, the list of cars that are cool and truly different continues to shrink #843-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SN 194677S102813. Marlboro Maroon/Saddle leather. Odo: 45,435 miles. 427ci V8, 4-sp. NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Silver. Rallye wheels with Red Line tires, ps, pb. Protect-O-Plate, copy of tank sticker. Paint is excellent; no excuses anywhere save for one is complete. Crooked antenna. Vinyl top is pulling away in places, worn in others. Interior is aged yet still serviceable, looks a bit better than the exterior but not by much. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,688. One of 625 made. Car card reads 200 miles driven since pre-2000 restoration. My guess is it was finished in 1966 and left outside since. These are a good long-term investment in my book Their star is yet to fully shine, but that day is coming soon. #2737-1967 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO coupe. S/N 396877W616676. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 116,803 miles. Seller claims actual miles. Driven to the auction from Illinois. All books and records, a/c, full power. Some paintwork acne but no real problems. Good chrome, most likely original. Ziebarted, good glass. Light laichb  Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles - 100% updated • Rubber backed • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct dill 800-461-3533 78 "...Awesome Coconuts 1)ude..." I). ourw.  2001 131111 ■ I www.cocomats.co coupe. S/N RM23H9G234144. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 16,630 miles. 383-ci V8, auto. Build sheet and original 1969 paperwork included with the car. Engine has less than 500 miles. Air Grabber hood. Very good paint, fresh chrome in places, some is pitted. Windshield is fresh, balance of glass excellent. Deluxe interior, now with custom stitching and embroidery. Interior shows nice, but Grant wheel is no help. Lots of little issues here—some original parts, some modem parts and pieces. A bit of a cheater restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,780. Lots of things are out of place here, however I'll mark this as no harm done if the buyer was looking for a cruise-night driver It won 't be too long until the market will force this car back into a proper restoration. For now, it looks like a solid base to work from. small ding on lip of passenger door. Excellent chrome. Body panels line up perfectly. Great gaps. Well-fitted interior looks as if it is from a one-month-old car. Very, very nicely done throughout. The kind of car you want to own. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. In today's market, at $80k this car would have been a very good buy. With everything muscle-related achieving results unheard of just a few months before, the Corvette seems to be catching up #2706-1969 DODGE CHARGER SE/RT clone coupe. SN XP29G9G174308. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 4,158 miles. 440-ci V8, auto. Was originally built with a 318. Nine-year-old restoration. A/c. Good paint, plenty of overspray. Chrome is good, some scratches and light dings, but nothing twisted. Very well fitted vinyl top. Interior appears to be a hodge-podge of good to poor, console looks like it was left outside for 10 years. Decent seats, so-so dash. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. The price seems right to me. I assume any new owner would have his choice of leaving it alone, taking it back to a 318, or launching it, General Lee barrel-roll style, for his amusement. As a double clone (SE/RT and 440) I doubt if this one will carry too much value above its base-car worth. #828-1969 SHELBY GT 500 convert- ible. S/N 9F03R481605. Orange/white vinyl. Odo: 89,488 miles. Very nice paint, very good chrome. Not fresh underhood, with some wear and peeling paint. Interior shows wear; door panels good, console solid. Looks to be a highquality restoration now with some miles driven. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $136,080. Your typical 2005 Shelby sale. The auction price received is almost precisely double the value guide's Sports Car Market


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Kruse International Avondale, AZ indication of where it should be. I can't argue the values of these cars when rated against the Mopars of the same era. To me they have more going for them and are more special. coupe. S/N 136370L198847. Black/red stripes/ black cloth/vinyl. Odo: 34,002 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Ps, pb. Super Sport hood has holes where lockdown pins and locks used to be. I have never seen more buff marks on a car before outside of #1094-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE a bodyshop work in progress; plenty of orange peel remains. Windshield glass is starting to delaminate. Plenty of fit issues to redone interior, some color is showing under fresh paint. Rough. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $8,532. Let's all give thanks for the optimist, the person who keeps this end of the car hobby vibrant. I would have much rather had a fully sorted example with a none-too-fresh restoration for twice the money. This car is going to take an awful lot of sorting out, and even at that, I doubt if it will ever be truly right until a frame-off is performed. #2831-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-top coupe. S/N 1Z8748S905513. Black/silver/silver leather. Odo: 33,361 miles. 1978 Indy Pace Car edition with pace car graphics applied. quite prone to showing wear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,360. There are still many of these instant collectibles out there, some with extremely low or no miles on them. Until they are all out of the marketplace, don't expect any huge jumps in value. Price achieved was full retail and perhaps a bit above. #2840-2001 FORD MUSTANG BULLITT coupe. S/N 1FAFP42X11F201790. Dark green/ black leather. Odo: 12,891 miles. 4.6-liter V8, 5-sp. Factory paint, good trim. More wear than Paint is excellent, no problems noted. Driver's side front tire has uneven wear, a sign of problems. Very good glass. A few drying gaskets but still most are good. Well-kept interior showing very light wear to the seats; silver leather is I would have expected to the driver's seat. Very clean underhood. No wear beyond what miles would indicate. A used car with plenty of life left. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,904. The last one of these I saw really was on a used car dealer lot, so it's no stretch of the imagination to find another one at a collector car auction. I'd say the buyer got a pretty decent car for a pretty decent buck It sounds like he should be happy.• • A New Source for Classic and Vintage Race Cars The Gallery at VIR is now open 44  44 '4, 4  1P 1'11 '1; 1 1970 BMW 630 5 spd , AC , Recaro int.; silver w/ black interior ; excellent condition $11,000.00 1973 Jaguar 4 speed, AC, white w/ navy interior; original unrestored; 61,000 miles $38,500.00 1959 Porsche race car Fresh rebuild; excellent condition $49,500.00 "ViR iiillen4stiiResee 112gin. Inteniational UPCOMING EVENTS April 16-17 1981 Porsche 934 3.3 /tr. 500+ HP race ready very fast $35,000.00 1999 BMW powered Picchio 3.2 hr. euro M3 engine e.c. $35,000.00 Vintage Drivers Club of America (VDCA) June 10 - 12 Gold Cup Historic Races Conveniently located in Virginia at Virginia International Raceway 1245 Pmettee Rood Alton VA 24520 336 210 -5508 WWW vtrgallet y (OM May 2005 79


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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ January 21-24, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Niimhar of mitnmntiya lots Soles rate:  Soles total:  High sale:  Mitch Silver, Paul Behr, Bob Graham, Gary Dohler 446 53% $4,358,646 Lot 362, 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda clone, sold for $166,950 Buyer's premium: 6% (included in prices of sold lots) zak W , by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics ith the exception of light sprinldes on Monday morning, textbook-perfect weather for the Phoenix valley helped ensure Silver Auctions a successful weekend. This year, the auction relocated slightly from its usual location at the west parking lot to a new parking lot on the north side of the Fort McDowell Casino. This made parking more of a challenge than in previous years, as most of the parking areas doubled as the main casino lots, and they were quickly filled. We were assured that it will only be a one-year anomaly as the new hotel and convention center are under construction. Next year, Silver will hold the whole auction under the solid roof of the new convention center, instead of in a tent. ENGLISH #290-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE roadster. S/NAN5L38450. Eng. #9CUH38117. Cherry Red/red vinyl w/ white piping. Odo: 80,063 miles. British Motor Industry Heritage Trust documentation. Originally sold new in Mobile, Alabama. Multiple first-place winner at concours on the upper West Coast. Some light corrosion starting on the master cylinder, a bit of an excessive bottom gap on the passenger door. Modern spiral cell battery. Restored about as perfectly as you can do any car. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $20,405. My friend 4141 Immediate post-auction publicity had the car count at 501, but many cars were rerun over the weekend and that number reflected the total number of lots, rather than fresh cars with fresh VINs. It seemed this year there was less interest on the part of consignors to negotiate and put deals together, despite the usual best intents of Mitch and the Silver staff, so that may be one of the reasons for the lower sales rate and notable number of reruns. But all in all, Silver continues to prove it's a major player, fitting in well as a powerful prelude to the weekend of major Arizona auctions. With a solid roof over their heads next year, it can only get better.—B.M.C. carriage. Generally a good quality high-performance build-up of the car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,585. When the bidding got past $20k, it ended up being quite a horse race to the end. The types of folks who like Anglo-American cross-breeds generally don't give a rip about price guides and relative values anyway. They just want more bang for their buck, and this should fill the bill. #048-1964 AUSTIN MINI coupe. S/N AA275588760M. Dark Aqua Metallic/tan cloth. RHD. Odo: 88,020 miles. 1100-cc. State-assigned VIN. Generally good older repaint has been buffed through on a few edges from excessive polishing. Aluminum exterior trim brushed and scratched in several places. Replated bumpers; remainder of the plated trim is generally good original with some minor While the sales rate may have been lower than in previous years, the sales total was a record $4.4 million. Quite simply, the quality of consignments was up from previous years. There were still plenty of lesser quality cars for the enthusiast on a budget (and several plain old used cars), but there was a greater number of better merchandise, especially muscle cars. Indeed, the top sale of the weekend was a high-quality build of a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda convertible that was modified with a Hemi engine installed. Other sales of note included a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air at $100,700, and a 1966 Dodge Coronet convertible at $65,190. who drove down to Arizona with me this year, who had owned two 1960 Bugeye Sprites in his younger days when he was stationed in Hawaii, was beside himself over this car. He probably spent about an hour each morning on Friday and Saturday looking for anything that was out of place. Since the usual procedure then was to upgrade to the 1200-cc engine, he's rather well versed on these cars. Had he not just paid for two weddings, he would've risked his own marriage to buy this car. In this era of $80k Pontiac GTOs and big Healeys in commensurate condition, this has to be one helluva bargain, and one of the best buys of the weekend. Despite the rapid expansion of muscle car values, there were a few good buys to be had. Now granted, straight-cut transmission gears and mechanical brakes are not to most people's fancy, but the most notable buys were in the category of stock pre-war cars. A 1921 Studebaker EJ Light Six at $9,646 and a 1930 Packard Series 726 Touring at $20,140 were good, desirable examples. 80  #280-1963 TRIUMPH TR4 convertible. S/N CT! 2325L. British Racing Green/tan vinyl. Odo: 2,338 miles. Built-up Ford Motorsport 302-ci V8, 4-bbl carb, C-4 automatic transmission. Added fender flares, shaker hood scoop, rollbar, and side exhaust pipes. Good bodywork and decent paint application. Mixture of original spotty chrome on the bumpers and mostly new emblems and trim. Complete custom reupholstered interior to include the rollbar, aftermarket ratchet shifter, steering wheel, racing harnesses. Cleanly coated under- pitting. Some discoloration of the dashboard wood. Non-original type upholstery, aftermarket wood steering wheel. 5-spoke ATS alloys. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,798. I thought by now that the old Mini/new Mini fad would've faded, but to the good of BMW and parts companies like Moss Motors, any era of Mini still has strong appeal. The originals are still pulling respectable sales results, if not quite like two years ago. Of course, it will always be a clown car for 6' 4" auctioneers like Mitch Silver #010-1986 BENTLEY T1 sedan. S/N SBH4286. Resale Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 29,171 miles. SU carbs. Nardi steering wheel has several cracks, aftermarket AM/FM/cassette with speakers. Paintwork shows a variety of close-but-no-cigar hues on various body panels and components. For the most part, appears to be a newer repaint, but a few body cracks have surfaced. Sun-baked top is fading, as is some of the interior leather, which is also sporting a few cracks. Chrome and the other Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ brightwork is in good condition, rear emblem is crazed. While the undercoating is fresh, the red overspray on top of the undercoating is fresher yet. $10k in maintenance and servicing within the past few years. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $12,826. When one thinks of an area where Rolls and Bentleys are prevalent and can be readily cared for; Wyoming is one of the last places that comes to mind. However, that's where this car hailed _from. Combined with a Resale Red paint job, it hardly puts one's mind at ease. If the work done holds up, as does the rest of the car, there may have been no harm done, but I'm not a betting man (at least not on the auction block). GERMAN #363-1959 BORGWARD ISABELLA coupe. S/N 348752. White/red, white vinyl. Odo: 50,254 miles. Older repaint; a few light blisters developing on the rocker panels towards the rear wheelwells. Faded and crazed taillights. Generally well done older interior upholstery work. Per the owner's car handler, it runs nicely, if lethargically, and is way underbraked. Typo on the title. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,515. With two wheel cylinders on each bay and undercarriage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,985. In the last year of Karmann Ghia production, VW build quality was about as abysmal as everybody else out there. While the repainted panel wasn't done to the highest quality, at least it wasn't orange-peeled like the original paint. Basically, this is convertible money for a coupe, so a couple of people must have gone gaga over general overall originality and lower miles. Not a bad car at all, but $7,500 would've been right most other days. ITALIAN #329-1982 FERRARI 308 GTSi targa coupe. S/N ZFFAO2A3C0040909. Ferrari Red/black, red leather. Odo: 45,571 miles. Nardi steering wheel, aftermarket stereo. Has at least two repaints, plus a few scattered dings on most surfaces. Only a few cracks starting on the top and door glass seals. Interior wear is commensurate with the mileage, as the wear is minimal and shows more soiling than use. Grille on the back is coated with oil haze and grease (rather reminded me of most Bondo patching of the rear section of the sedan roof to convert it to a homemade pickup and an ad-hoc, but functional, tow rig (Mitch called it a "Holmes 14"). The car originally left Japan in a light yellow cream, but after at least 3 repaints—all different colors—now wears a cheapie respray in Resale Red. 2 of the 4 baby moon hubcaps are missing. Roof light beacon, newer removable faceplate radio, homemade tube grille. Original interior has more than its share of patina and flat-out wear. Seems to run as well as any two-cylinder air-cooled motorcycle engine in a golf cart-sized car that is 33 years old possibly could. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,180. To squelch the rumors out there, no, this wasn't an early prototype for the new Ridgeline pickup. Rather; it's one of the 20,500 Honda cars imported in their third year of sales in the US. Boy, did they go nowhere but up. Initially a no-sale at $2,400, but sold on Monday to Hollywood's oddball vehicle aficionado and long-time SCMer Scotty Bose. It was next seen three days later as his personal golf cart on the grounds of Westworld during Barrett-Jackson. At this price, it probably was cheaper than renting one out there. AMERICAN rear wheel, and no self-adjusters, they are a bear to maintain. Combined with four-on-thetree and a heavily stressed 4-cylinder, it's no surprise that these were never in the running for the Ultimate Driving Machine of their era. And no, it's no relation to the tranny builders Borg-Warner Top money for a not-so-stellar example, but then again, when's the last time you've seen one at an auction in North America? This is the first one SCM has reported on in the US., per our Gold database. #413 1974 VOLKSWAGEN ICARMANN - GHIA coupe. S/N 144272626. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 30,516 miles. All-original car, with the exception of repainted left rear quarter panel. Very solid door fit, good panel alignment. Good original weatherstripping, but some are starting to form cracks on the edges exposed of the Corvairs I've worked on), but there's no indication of fluid leaks. Title delay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,306. An entry-level Ferrari with entry-level pricing. Nobody said anything about when it was last serviced, but at least there was no engine smoke under any engine parameter, so you should get by for now. As the fleet gets older, it'll be interesting to see what'll end up in these engine bays once the original motors die in a loud and expensive manner that exceeds the price of the car. Fiero V6s, Cadillac Northstar V8s, contorted smallblock Chevies? If you really want to retain the odd noises and oil leaks, I suppose you could wedge in a Corvair powertrain, but why would you want to debase it that badly? I mean the Corvair, not the Ferrari. JAPANESE #065-1972 HONDA 600 tow-rig conver- sion. S/N AN6001043340. Resale Red/black vinyl. Odo: 39,285 miles. Crude chop-up and #20100-1940 WILLYS 440 coupe. S/N 44034316. Porsche Guards Red/tan leather. Odo: 1,315 miles. 350-ci V8, Fl, auto. Very minor signs of wear since it was professionally built from an all-steel truck by the late Willys expert Jerry Myers. GM performance ZZ3 crate 350 bolted to a TH 350 trans, a/c. 1970s-vintage Corvette steering wheel is grimy; no other wear apparent in the interior. Monochromatic theme is carried over to the engine bay and chassis, both of which are pretty much spotless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $46,640. This deal was put together almost immediately after it rolled off the block, to one of the more discriminating West Coast dealers. Not only one of the best builds I've ever seen of a Willys, but not an overkill pro-street monster either. Bought very well. #105 1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR - to the sun. Several untouched paint nicks on the nose. Front-seat vinyl possibly replaced, but doesn't seem to match VW's mediocre original standards. Dried-out Michelins could be original or replacement. General service parts. Undetailed, but well-maintained engine May 2005 sedan. S/N VC55J161833. Light blue/ivory/2tone blue vinyl. Odo: 56,689 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, 2-sp auto. 3-year concise restoration performed to the highest levels. Exceptional body prep and paint application. New interior upholstery kit expertly installed. All exterior trim is new and polished to a correct level. Dealer-optional oil filter canister, accessory rocker-panel trim. Sterile and correct 81


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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ undercarriage and engine bay. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $28,500. Didn't get bid to a level worthy of the work performed on the car I'd estimate that this didn't even pay the restoration bills. Granted, if this was even a standard two-door hardtop it would be in the $50k range, but sedans just don't pull that kind of money. Consignor probably had plans on selling it the next weekend, so hanging on to it would be prudent anyway. #109-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P5FH130180. Light green/light green/white vinyl. Odo: 4,370 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Aftermarket carburetor, antenna, AM/FM/cassette stereo, steering wheel cover, and underdash gauges. Electrical system converted to a 12-volt alternator with electronic ignition. Decent older repaint. Good original interior that has some lighter wear and mild discoloration. Once-well-detailed engine for the seats, but the vinyl on the door tops is lifting at the holes for the side glass on the doors. Engine bay is mostly stock and original, but with minimalist detailing. American Racing 5-spokers mounted on the car; original rims with bias plys mounted on them were included. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $59,000. Consignor was wanting $80k, but bidding ended closer to reality. Besides, black has yet to be proven to be a correct 1955 'Vette color That, and next time across the block, lose the mag wheels and mount the originals, as no one can really take a Corvette too seriously that doesn 't at least look stock at 20 feet. #20300-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE convertible. S/N 56WA38496L. White/red, white vinyl. Odo: 36,676 miles. 386-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rather pretty paint. Mostly good replated chrome, but windshield trim fit is somewhat off. New billet door sill trim on both sides. Doors need a healthy slam to shut properly, so some tweaking is needed. Taillight gaskets falling apart; filler cracks on the taillight ends of the rear quarter panels. Vinyl This car was built during the first hour of production at that plant for that model year; a somewhat unusual claim. Spot-on restoration that bookmarks the best fuelies at $100k. #299-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S101443. Honduras Maroon/black vinyl. Odo: 10,368 miles. 327ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Reproduction VIN tag. Non-original engine block. Older mediocre repaint with an uneven sheen and orange peel. A crack is starting on the left rear corner of the bay is now getting grubby. Both types of tops, some hard top trim is loose, and the cloth on the soft top is showing some heavy wear. Lazy rear suspension causing tail dragging. Overall, a once-good restoration that has been driven a lot since. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,850. Provided something doesn't blow up unexpectedly in an otherwise good-running car, this is a decent buy. Not a great car, but one you can actually use—and even start once in while on a cold morning. Purists will decry the alternator, but those of us who've actually had to live with 6-volt cars won't. Bought well enough, so enjoy driving it and don't really expect to lose money on it. #588-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N VE55S001141. Black/tan vinyl. Odo: 413 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. No top or top bows. Restored on-frame approximately four years ago. Good paint, but could've done instead of leather used to reupholster the seats. Wiring needs to be tucked up better under the dashboard. Flat undercoating was applied well. Clean but not correctly detailed under the hood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,100. Restoring a '56 Lincoln has never been cheap, but in the last few years, selling prices have increased to the point where it becoming more economically feasible to restore a convertible or a hardtop and not totally lose your shirt. Generally done up to make it look pretty, but this price is still about right. Both buyer and seller can't really complain. #265-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57J100012. Aqua/white & aqua vinyl. Odo: 67,747 miles. 283-ci V8, Rochester Fl, auto. The 12th car to leave the Janesville, WI, assembly plant for the year. 25 factory options, including ps, pb, Wonderbar radio, and grille light bar. Highly professional trunk opening. Dried dash pad was redyed at some point but has copious cracking around the radio speaker opening and defroster vents. Most of the remainder of the interior vinyl appears to have been redyed also. Most chrome inside and out exhibits some level of pitting or crazing. More recent undercoating job on the frame over an older application. Modern seat belts, aftermarket rear sway bar, older generic radial tires. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,750. I was surprised that rough-as-a-cob examples of the most driveable solid-axle Corvette have reached this pricing level. Just proves that the price of admission to the world of American collector cars is really starting to rise. #359-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S107162. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 74,414 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Base-level 3-prong spinner wheel covers, AM/ FM radio, accessory shift knob. Okay repaint on average body prep. Right front bumper fit is skewed; good door fit. Original weather seals are dry rotting and cracking, especially for vent windows. Decent original interior is good and serviceable, fading carpeting. Engine bay is generally clean but not well detailed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,920. While everyone thinks of a split-window coupe when you say "63 Corvette," the convertibles were in fact the bigger sellers. $30k is the going rate for a used red 'Vette, so the price seems fine for this version with the solid-lifter engine. some better fiberglass prep as there are several ripples, seam lines, and sanding scratches showing through. Very good upholstery work 82 restoration to the highest levels. The only corrosion on the whole car is on the battery cable ends. Exhaust routed to below the rear bumper instead of through it. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $100,700. Was declared sold immediately post block, after the bidding stopped at $88k. #314-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S119856. Dark blue metallic/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 2,182 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. AM/FM, Hurst shifter. Older repaint with a smattering of some light chips, mostly on panel seams. Original vent Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ window weatherstrips have some crazing and dry rot; door seals show some cracking. Most chrome has some crazing; newer replate of the bumpers. Yellowing of the fuel cap insert from sun exposure. Appears to be a mostly redone interior, with newer seat vinyl and a replacement speedometer. Nothing to brag about underhood or underneath. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,690. This is pretty much your used Southwestern desert convertible, selling at a slight premium. Fer cryin' out loud, it only got the base 327. Another Corvette here was actually a better deal than this, and had the high-performance engine. So what that it's a convertible; you could even get a Chevy II with a ragtop in '64. The price paid was more than plenty, as '64s are generally unloved by the Corvette crowd. #259-1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU SS coupe. S/N 138375K119056. Gunmetal/black vinyl with console. Odo: 99,519 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Most documentation since new, a resident of Bismarck, ND, since 1965. Rallye wheels on radial tires. Newer aftermarket Edelbrock intake manifold and Carter-pattern spreadbore carburetor, tube headers, plus Sun tachometer. A few minor paint prep imperfections over the passenger door on the roof, but otherwise a good paint job that's holding up well after 18 years. Nonstock theme continued in the exceptionally clean engine bay with many chromed pieces. All-original interior with very minor seat-bottom wear. Fresh second layer of undercoating, newer non-stock exhaust system. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,815. As most bow-tie fans don't like all-stock cars, the mods were well done and really spiced up an otherwise intermediate muscle car in training. While western North Dakota is damn cold in the winter, it's part of the arid high plains, they don 't have a lot of snow and don 't salt the roads. As such, there should be little chance of rust lurking below the paint. After 18 years, it would've popped out by now anyway. Bought well. #281-1965 BUICK SKYLARK GS coupe. S/N 444275Z129727. White/red vinyl with console. Odo: 97,883 miles. 40 I -ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rallye wheels on redline tires. Extremely fresh and concise restoration. Superb bodywork and paint application. Some light corrosion under the forward trunklid seam. GM-spec body panel fit. All GM and sanitary in the engine compartment. Very clean undercarriage but with minimal detailing in the way of recreated factory markings. Door post trim could stand a little more polishing, but the remainder of the brightwork is in excellent condition. Very competent overall interior reupholstering. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,310. This was one of five '60s-era Buick Skylark GSs at the auction this weekend, and by far the nicest one. If it had been a more popular hardtop, it would've sold for about double this amount. With the popular 40I-ci Nailhead, Buick mildly pushed the envelope on GM's decree that nothing bigger than a 400-ci engine would be mounted in a midsized car What those of us in the 21st Century forget, after 50 years of Chevy small block V8s, is that in the late '50s and into the early '60s, AUTHORIZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALER —.41141 ' 35TH ANNIVERSARY '03 NEW Plus 8 GREEN/SADDLE '03 Plus 8 -AHESTNuT, 35m ANNIVERSARY '98 Plus 8 CRANBERRY METALLIC SALE PENDING! '80 4/4 Roadster BRG/BIACK TAN CONN011Y LEATHER infloman Authorized Morgan Motor Car Dealer • ATB, 3003 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405  May 2005 '67 Plus 4 KINGFISHER BLUE '63 4/4 SERIES V RACER BLACK/RED '62 Plus 4 DHC CONNAUGHT GREEN '61 Plus 4 '53 Plus 4 DHC BLUE/GRAY T • Visit our web site at www.morganwestnet for our current listings of Morgans and other fine morgues including Aston Martin, Austin Healey, Lotus and Triumph. WWW.MORGANWEST.NET (310) 998-3311 DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR I DENNIS@MORGANWEST.NET THE CUNNINGHAM C-2 AN EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN SPORTS CAR .1, 19 51 Cunningham Chrysler C-2, chassis number  is 1 :2.11114-ant American sports car. It isa quintessential performance car ot is Ing, powerful, and beautiful 111 a uniquely ,Ntnerican isis. Nc,v; it is being tiered for sale for the first time alter having heen owned by the same tinily ,  vats (-'1 . • ,  ,11 Iv I  holt- custom C-2s built • 10,000 original, one-owner milks • I ully documented restoration in 2000 never raced  COMPlek' defilliS Mt our webmIe www,At moth! RESTON IONSA 011 Automuthe Restorations. Inc. 1785 Barnum ki,.. siramira. ( I 06614 2I13.3-'.6745iii 21)3.386.11486 la 83 TN 35TH ANNIVERSARY 03 NEW Plus 8 CORSA RED/TAN


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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ the Buick V8 was one of the hottest tickets for doing engine swaps. When all the bow-tie cars go beyond stupid-money levels (not that a lot of them aren 't there now), Buicks will finally get their due and the prudent buyer of this car will make a bundle. #045-1966 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 6R07C140447. Black wired rallye stripe/black vinyl. Odo: 10,190 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rallye wheels on redline tires. RallyePac, Pony interior, grille light bar, GT striping and badges. Pop-riveted dataplate. Very good base/clearcoat paintwork over good bodywork. Generally decent panel fit, at least good 'nuff for circa-1966 Ford build quality. Average aftermarket-quality bumper replate; remainder of the brightwork and trim appears to be ran Saturday to a $12,500 top-bid no-sale. Was turned loose on Sunday, forgoing a $15k reserve. While its nice to see perhaps one of the only LeMans that hasn 't been turned into a fake Goat, it's easy to see why that 326 gets pulled and a 389 or 400 replaces it—double the money. Market price, but bought very well. Vive la difference. #298-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 13867B184156. Tuxedo Black, white nose stripe/black vinyl with console. Odo: 2,779 miles. 396-ci V8, 4bbl, 4-sp. Factory radio delete, Muncie M-22 close-ratio 4-speed, N96 5-spoke "mag" wheel covers, Hurst shifter, radial tires. Protect-0Plate indicates that it was delivered new to the Denver area. Very recent overall restoration. Very good but heavy paint application, as no straight out of the NPD catalog. Mix of new and non-OEM replacement glass. Good quality undercoating uniformly applied below. Recent interior kit with some light wear since installation. Accessory engine chrome trim pieces in a clean engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,635. Originally ran on Friday to a no-sale bid of $13,900, then let go on a re-run Monday. Just when I thought that I'd heard the cornball phrase "GT equipment installed at the dealer when new" the last time, it rears its ugly head again. And those certainly looked like front drum brakes to me. And I suppose those Ford Motorsport valve covers went through a time warp with Austin Powers and were also installed at the dealer when new. More likely, GT equipment installed at restoration shop. A homely gal in a mink and diamonds is still a homely gal. Retail plus for a pretty fake. #247 & #547-1966 PONTIAC TEMPEST LEMANS coupe. S/N 237176P261231. Dark aqua metallic/aqua vinyl with console. Odo: 32,290 miles. 326-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Rallye II wheels on redline tires. Somewhat wavy paint in places, some orange peel in the rear quarter panels. New door sill plates still have the protective plastic film. Exterior aluminum window trim is heavily scratched. Bumpers are good body line on the entire car is crisp. Polishing scratches are also forming. Original paint on the inner door panels shows some light wear and some nicks. Newly plated bumpers, while the balance of the chrome is very good original. Chassis had rust flakes and pits painted over, but is otherwise clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,630. 1966s will always command a little less than a commensurate 1967, iffor no other reason than the 1967 has a dual braking system on it. Bought and sold well, as no one should have anything to complain about on either end of the deal. #308-1966 PONTIAC GTO hardtop coupe. S/N 242176Z113755. Blue metallic/white vinyl. Odo: 11,114 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. PHS documentation validates it as a GTO with this equipment. Hurst Package, with matching set of original date-coded Hurst wheels. Excellent paint, fresh interior work. black vinyl. Odo: 6,086 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. VIN tag was altered to make it appear that it originally was a Hemi by changing the 5th character to an H. Pretty repaint and generally well-done reupholstery job. Most chrome is replacement, with newer replated bumpers. Plastic backlight has several ripples in it. Small-block rear springs. Generally clean engine bay full of Mopar Performance goodies (not the least of which is the engine). Title delay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $65,190. When this car got on the block, Mitch prefaced it by saying that while all cars have a story, this one really does. Boy, what difference a single letter makes. Not only was the serial number tag altered, when the application for the title was filed, they used the new bogus VIN on it. To top that off the Barney Fife award goes to the state that actually issued a new clean title ON THE FAKE SERIAL NUMBER! I can just imagine the folks at the DMV now: "Well, I don't see anything in our records for this number, so it must be good. Here's your title." It 's easy to imagine that the swarm of less-than-scrupulous shops creating rare muscle cars will want to relocate to that municipality. Not a good buy at any price, as this is a textbook example of all that is smarmy in the collector car hobby now #032-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194578S403056. Yellow/ black vinyl, nylon. Odo: 71,439 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rallye wheels on redline tires. Generally good older repaint with decent panel fit (albeit with clunky doors). Some fiberglass rippling along the longer body panels. Interior is mostly original and generally quite rough. Loose door panels. 2 - can (one of Chevy replate; trim is a combination of well-polished original and fresh reproductions. Underhood, exceptionally clean if not necessarily correct, with aftermarket chrome valve covers and new replacement alternator. Generally clean undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,978. Initially 84  Headlights are a mix of original T-3 and halogens. Flat, fresh undercoating; new Flowmaster exhaust system. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,280. Hurst GTOs have become something of the holy grail to rise above all those Tr-Power cars. Just above MSRP for a new GTO, and unlike the '05 model, this will never depreciate unless you drive it off of a cliff #10200-1966 DODGE CORONET 500 convertible. S/N WP27 H 67301551. Yellow/ Orange and one of matte black) Rust-Oleum underhood detailing, masking and degreasing optional. Daily-driver undercarriage. Apart from a somewhat higher idle, seemed to run fine. A plain old Corvette that's been occasionally fixed up. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,500. Plenty of money spent for an old used car with a big engine and a top that folds down. The only really good deals on '68s are on wellrestored cars that have had all the GM miscues cast away, but not this one. #089-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS coupe. S/N 124379N580034. Dark blue metallic, white stripes/blue vinyl. Odo: 19,974 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. 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Con a ours d'Elegance at Cranbrook Sunday July 24, 2005 • 10 am -5 pm 1936 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic Coupe Dr Peter and Susan WIlhamson. Lyme. New Hampshire 2004 Concours crilegance at Cranbrook Best In Show Award Winner ph Cassel, III Yiest Orange, New Jersey 2004 Grows PT legume at Cionblook Founders Awattl Werner ("c"r On display at the 2005 Concours dElegance at Cranbrook in its only showing in North America for 2005. The 1907 Ho/Is-Royce Silver Ghost A1(201 acknowledged as the worlds most valuable car The 2005 Concours d'Elegance at Cranbrook is proud to present a world-class exposition of the greatest and most significant American and European Automobiles and Motorcycles on the elegant grounds of the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more information and advance ticket sales visit our Web-site: www.concoursatcranbrook.corn  "Cars Under the Stars" On-site parking Charity Auction and Gala Saturday July 23, 2005 7pm- Midnight Concours President, CEO: Marvin G. Towns Jr, 248-539-2150 e-mail: marvin.mti@sbcglobal.net For information regarding entering vehicles in the Concours d'Elegance at Cranbrook, contact' Concours Vice-Chairman: Charley Moyer, 215-353-2112, e-mail: charlesmoyer@yahoo.com The Concours d'Elegance at Cranbrook is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation


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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ paint, interior kit, and undercoating. Magnum 500 wheels on radial tires, power steering, power brakes, 4.10 differential, full console gauge pack. Aftermarket stainless steel tube headers bolted to a new non-stock clamped exhaust system. Engine seems to run fine and isn't too lumpy sounding. Overall good, but not exceptional quality restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $29,415. Money seemed to be close to correct on the low side, but several in attendance felt that at it might be a non-original engine under the hood. If true, then the money seemed to be close to correct on the high side. Was hammered down in an odd, "Okay, it's sold; next car" way. Message to muscle car consignors: put your proof of numbers matching on the windshield. If it ain't there, everyone assume you am n 't got it. #245-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 124679L508069. Lemans Blue/blue vinyl with console. Odo: 30,740 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Rallye wheels on radials, factory a/c. Good paint application on the sides, ripples on the rear valance panel. Okay door and panel fit. Top could use adjustment of the sides, if it hasn't shrunk yet. Nicely done restored interior with a non-gauge con, with very minimal signs of wear. Ps, pb, 3.55 Sure-Grip diff, Mopar rallye-style wheels, a/c, AM/FM radio (dead, but at least installed). Cleaned-up, restored engine bay that shows several heat cycles to the paint and hoses. Basically a good-quality restoration that has seen some limited road use. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,365. With the explosion in E-body prices recently, this seems to be a good buy. While the combination of trim series seems odd, it was Mopar 's way of being both fast and "luxuriating" (to use the auction-block slang word of the weekend). #278 & #603-1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 fastback. S/N 0T05M133693. Resale Red, black hood/black vinyl. Odo: 22,838 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Detroit Locker rear end, ps, rear window louvers. Scanned copy of original data tag glued to the door. Claimed original miles, but with a dragracing history. Clutch scatter shield is still on the car. Paint so fresh that you get a buzz from standing next to it. Chromed exterior parts clamps. Fresh clean undercoating. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $29,680. Why do I keep my allegiance to the Blue Oval? One of the reasons is that the fakey-doos are the most obvious to spot of the American muscle cars, just by looking at the VIN. If this really were a true-blue 429 Cobra Jet, the 5th character in the VIN would've been an N, not the 300-hp 351 (code M), and the bodystyle code would've been 38 for Torino Cobra instead of 35 for Torino GT. All this, and we didn't even have to discuss the body and trim codes on the door-mounted data plate. Plenty paid for a well-done wannabe. #321-1971 DODGE CHALLENGER RJT coupe. S/N JS23R1B266605. Go-Green, black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 69,188 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Sure-Track power discs, ps, AM/FM. Included most of the original documentation, indicating that it was sold new in Vancouver, WA. An overall professional restoration. All 1971 Mopar underhood, sole. Painted exhaust system on a nondescript undercarriage apart from a chrome differential cover. Suspension sits at a nice even keel, unlike every Camaro that ever been the victim of a juvenile owner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,740. A good average car at a good average price. It won't be an embarrassment to display at the local car show, and runs with reasonable power. As Camaro convertibles are going nowhere but up in value, this one was bought well. Heading to a Texas collector car dealership. There 's money left in this. #074-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER RT/SE hardtop. S/N JS29N0E113614. White/ black leather & vinyl. Odo: 31,304 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. High-quality repaint in recent years. Replacement vinyl top has a few wrinkles. All exterior chrome is in superb condition, most likely replacement pieces, aluminum trim is highly polished. Neatly applied black paint and older undercoating on the undercarriage. Very good original interior 86  are almost as fresh. Generally correct engine bay, but with chrome-plated export brace and power steering bracket. Fresh matte-finish undercoating, Flowmaster exhaust system. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,390. Initially ran on Saturday to a $30k no-sale, then declared sold at this on Sunday when the consignor lowered his reserve slightly and the buyer raised his bid slightly to match. Low miles on a drag car are something of a moot point, since the wear on the powertrain is many times that of a normally driven car At least you have a generally cleaner car, provided it hasn't been bounced off a barrier Consignor was wise to let it go at this price. #309-1970 FORD TORINO GT Sportsroof fastback. S/N 0R35M150478. Grabber Orange/black vinyl with console. Odo: 75,780 miles. Faux-Cobra Jet. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Left the San Jose Assembly Plant as a Torino GT with a 351 Cleveland 4-bbl setup. Drag Pac, a/c, ps, pb, AM/FM radio, rear window slats. Superb repaint. All chrome is new reproduction with replated bumpers. Mostly replaced interior, aftermarket door lock plungers. Very clean engine bay with freshly remanufactured alternator, all FoMoCo parts except hose except for a replacement alternator with extra pulley slots. New driver's seat upholstery; remainder of the interior is excellent original. Space-saver spare. Clean and black-painted undercarriage, fresh Flowmaster exhaust system. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $97,520. One of 71 Hemi Challengers made for '71, and one of 12 with a 727 Torqueflop automatic bolted to it. Now that anything that's even remotely close to being a 'Cuda with a Hemi is tradingfor stupid money, it makes this car look like a decent buy in the current market. #362-1971 PLYMOUTH FAUX HEMI 'CUDA convertible. S/N BH27G1B438314. Medium blue metallic/black leather, vinyl. Odo: 587 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Factory-type ps, power front discs, a/c. An exceptionally clean build with mirror-like paint on all parts of the body, including the bottom. Mopar Performance Hemi with plenty of Mopar Performance and billet aluminum accessory parts attached to it. Aftermarket performance aluminum radiator and engine wiring harness. 3-inch custom stainless steel dual exhaust. Rim protectors (ahem, ultra-low-profile tires) on custom-made I7-inch Mopar rally-style aluminum wheels. Cond: I. SOLD AT $166,950. Sports Car Market


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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Purchased by the Michigan City Museum of Michigan City, IN. Why? Beats me. Perhaps to show the history of fake muscle cars and how they have so dominated the hobby/industry that you can take a 318-equipped Barracuda, throw $501c in parts and $50k into work in, then have people with more dollars than sense pay your price and beyond for it? Call it a hunch. I'm not going to be surprised when the music stops here and clone car owners can't find an open chair #115-1972  CHEVROLET  C-20 CHEYENNE pickup. S/N CCE242S201786. Orange/white/black vinyl. Odo: 15,930 miles. 3/4-ton. 402-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Sold new in Bellevue, Nebraska, with most of the original documentation. Very good quality repaint on a generally original truck. Late-model aftermarket chrome rear step bumper. All trim is original in very good condition. Non-stock dual exhaust system, original undercoating chipping off. Factory a/c, ps, pb, camper package, rear sliding window, auxiliary fuel tanks, tinted glass, AM/FM radio. Late-model GM pickup steel sport wheels on radials. Declared on the block hitroducg... in " as having a one-digit typo in the title. SCMer consigning dealer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,275. Good but not great selling price, because of three strikes against an otherwise great truck. First, 3/4-tons bring less money than half-tons. Secondly, this truck has an all-steel pickup box floor, in lieu of the preferred wood floor (even if they do rot out). Finally (and most important in my mind), the last bidder standing has to now figure out how to deal with that pesky nonmatching VIN issue. #408-1974 PLYMOUTH PHANTOM HEM! 'CUDA coupe. S/N BS23G4B161431. Hemi Orange, white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 92,481 miles. 392-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Govier report confirms that it originally left Hamtramck Assembly as an all-black 318-ci, 2-bbl car. In 1985-86, the previous owner converted it into a Hemi 'Cuda with a different twist. He used a 1957 Chrysler 392 Hemi engine, and built it with a mixture of vintages of speed parts, to include dual 4-bbl Carter AFBs on a Weiand manifold. It sat from 2000 to 2004, when it was sold from the converter's estate to the consignor (an SCM Gold subscriber). Has since been made roadworthy with all fresh fluids and new tires. Some deteriorating cosmetics. Rust blisters are forming on the rocker panels; several nicks in the paint; tape stripes cracking. Minor electrical parts inoperative). Runs as the most docile Hemi I've ever heard, albeit with some light exhaust smoke. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $20,458. The consignor was right on the money when he told me that "this will be the cheapest fake Hemi that you will buy anywhere." I really did a double-take when I saw those gold-toned Chrysler FirePower valve covers, then had a good chuckle. Personally, I rather liked it, as I prefer Phantom cars (cars that never originally existed, since in this case the Hemi engine was retired in 1972—or 1958 in the case of the "small block" Hemi installed). It's one of those cars that even most folks my age don't get the joke on, so you could really have a field day with The Fast and the Furious types. I'd essentially just leave it as-is for entertainment value.• The Journal For Fine Automobile Collectors & Enthusiasts 10Aficionado If you love fine automobiles, if you're seduced by their beauty and desirability, and if you share our fascination with them as an enduring art form, then you will be enthralled by Auto Aficionado. Inspired and created by the best automotive writers, artists and photographers (incurable aficionados themselves) each bi-monthly issue will be impeccably rendered in captivating prose, art, and photography. Special Charter Subscription Offer to Save over 25% off the cover price! Six 120-page issues per year Cover Price: $54.00 — Charter Subscription Rate: $39.95 Canada and Mexico add $10 elsewhere outside U.S. add $20 Act now to reserve your highly-collectible Premier Issue of Auto Aficionado. Your risk-free issue will be mailed in March 2005. Premier Issue offer expires Feb 28, 2005. reserve my risk-free Premier Issue of Auto Aficionado today. As a Charter Subscriber, I'll pay only $39.95 for 5 more bi-monthly issues (6 in all). If I decide not to continue, I may cancel and pay nothing. Either way, the Premier Issue, which will ship in March 2005, will be mine to keep and enjoy. Charter Subscription Reservation Form Yes  Send no money now, we will bill you upon publication. El I prefer to pay now. check enclosed Name  Address  City/State/Zip  Phone  May 2005  email  To order, either clip and mail, or copy this page and fax to 802-362-3007 or call 888-800-0505. Web site: www.autoaficionado.net Auto Aficionado, P.O. Box 2429, Manchester Center, Vermont 05255  SCM1 87 Aficionado


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Christie's Paris, France CHRISTIE S Christie's Retromobile Paris, France February 12, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Francois Curiel 27 14 $2,564,51 2 Premium: 15% on first $100,000, 10% on amount exceeding $100,000 (included in prices of sold lots) 52% Lot 119, 1972 Maserati Boomerang show car, sold at $1,000,000 by Richard Hudson-Evans and Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics C hristie's has had varying fortunes over the past few years with their Paris sale, held in the Retromobile hall at the Porte de Versailles event center. In 2003, they achieved a 72% sale percentage and took in $6.5 million. Last year, 38% sold, at $2.5 million. This year—possibly with some help from the cancellation of Bonhams' rival Paris sale—the Christie's sale saw a better result with a smaller assortment of cars, with 52% sold and nearly $2.6 million. The automotive lots were preceded by a very successful automobilia sale that realized $180,000, almost three times the highestimate total. That was not surprising, as the vendor stalls at Retromobile (now in its 30th year) always offer an extraordinary assortment of automobilia at some of the highest prices seen anywhere. As Mopar Hemis are to Barrett-Jackson, so it is for automobilia at Retromobile. As at their Le Mans sale last summer, the Christie's gavel was wielded in Paris by Francois Curiel. After using the automobilia as a warm-up act, the French auctioneer was perhaps trop rapide for the cars, particularly in view of the multi-lingual Retromobile audience. Despite their front row of Group C racers failing to get off the grid—with both 1982 Rothmans Porsche 956 and 1983 Martini Lancia LC2 unsold at $873,953 and $486,688 respectively—Christie's were able to hook buyers for two of the top cars. Results leader was the Maserati Boomerang originally penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, which inspired a generation of wedge-shaped production cars. It was chased by a number of active bidders to a final price of $1,000,000. The only Osca MT4-2AD 1500 Berlinetta (one of three Vignale-bodied street coupes) brought $507,200 from an American buyer, and a 1972 Aston Martin DBS V8, designed and built by British design house Ogle, still 88 fortwo minicar, dressed (the only possible term) by fashion designers in gold-plated "vines," with over 2,000 Lalique crystal leaves." Sold to benefit a charity building a children's hospital in Afghanistan, it realized $14,287. More money probably could have been donated to the charity had they simply sold off all the Lalique ornaments. We understand that most Europeans use their collector cars more vigorously than most in the U.S., and fewer are restored (or over-restored) to "Pebble Beach" standards; but it also seemed that many of the cars on offer in Paris would have benefited from a thorough detail job before display. Most observers agreed that contrasting the sales in Paris with recent sales in the U.S. was enlightening. Given the weakness of the dollar against the euro, the lack of U.S. buyers in Paris had a definite negative effect on the results. It would be expected that European buyers would be scouring the U.S. scooping up bargains at great discounts; but that didn't seem to be the case recently at auctions in Arizona or Florida. While European buyers have the exchange rate on their side, there just doesn't seem to be as much money in the European market as there is in the U.S. market.—D. 0. and R.H in extraordinarily original and unmolested condition, deservedly fetched $102,272. A trio of exceptional items, all of which did go to new homes, were the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II originally owned by Robert Mitchum and now near mint again, sold at $180,480; a really well road-rallyprepped 1957 DB2/4 Mk III at $82,770; and a very tidy 1963 Maserati 3500GT at $57,152. The surprise result of the sale was that realized for a 1929 Officine Meccanica 665 Superba. OM, a largely unknown marque well respected in its time for its durable, reliable big tourers, is mostly known today as the winner of the first Mille Miglia race in 1927. The car on offer here, a smaller four-place roadster with a slightly ill-fitting Castagna body, was just a step above "barn find" condition and had wonderful originality. Interest was high—so high that the final price of $142,880 was more than twice the high estimate of $63,000. A bizarre item in the sale was a 2003 Smart - E. ENGLISH #120-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MK HI coupe. S/N AM30031367. Burgundy/black leather. Odo: 12,084 kilometers. Feltham bodied. U.S.-restored in early 1990s. $93,500 of additional bills since then, for engine and serious Euro-rally mods. Excellent panel fit. Very good paint with some stone chips on front and hood, chip on leading edge of left door, polish swirl marks, bubbling and flaking of paint on right sill behind door. Excellent chrome. Interior very good, except for original steering wheel with cracked varnish on wood rim. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,720. Acquired by Swiss vendor at New York Auto Salon sale in 1999, for $77k. The seller then spent over $100k to modift it for rallying. Nevertheless, about correctly valued, even though the Feltham-bodied cars have been seeing increased interest of late. We assume the seller had some fun for his money. #110-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 coupe. S/N DB4489L. Dark gray/Parchment leather. Odo: 15,756 miles. Touring-styled/engineered body made under license by Newport Pagnell factory. Ex-Robert Mitchum (1961-69), resided in California, then U.K.-restored in 1994. Color-changed from original Midnight Blue with blue/gray leather to current scheme. GT enclosed headlamps, Vantage-spec engine. Very good panel fit, except right door slightly in at rear edge. Very good paint with some bubbling at base of left A-pillar, and on trunklid. Very good to good chrome, with some light pitting on rear bumper, side vent trim and grille. Very good interior, slightly dirty with a small tear in the left door panel. Virtually unmarked cosmetically, and still presents very well—shame about the tacky boy-racer wing mirrors! Cond: 2. SOLD AT $180,480. Used in European vintage rallying. Sold at nearly $22k over the top estimate. A very high price for a non-factory Vantage-spec car, but Sunset Boulevard provenance helped out here. #113-1965 BENTLEY S3 CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N BC981_,XE. Dark green/tan leather. Odo: 75,120 kilometers. Former owner Alfred Heineken, the brewing tycoon. 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Christie's Paris, France misaligned trunk lid. Older repaint with many chips, scratches, overspray, and polish swirl marks. Fuel filler door chipped and showing rust bubbles. Chrome in fair condition, with scratches and minor pitting. Dents and scratches in wheel covers. Bent exhaust pipe. Interior shows much wear, with stained and scuffed leather; burlwood dashboard in very good condition. A luxury beater. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $123,328. Sold from Heineken ownership for $163,350 at Christie's. 2003 Paris sale, when it had 37,284 Ian. Between then and now, the owner more than doubled the mileage. And they certainly have been some hard miles on the Riviera. Cosmetically, the car was in bad shape then; now, even worse. Above the market then, still above the market at 25% less. Buy it and look like you've got enough money not to care what other people think. #114-1972 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 OGLE coupe. S/N V8/10581/RCA. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 14,146 miles. Body by Ogle Design. All-glass roof, 22-holed tail panel. Very good panel fit. Thick repaint with many touched-up stone chips and many polish swirl marks. Some corrosion on alloy wheels and lug nuts. Scratches on left rear side window. Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires on front wheels, worn P7s on rear. Interior in good condition, with tears in center-console leather at rear corners, flaking paint on steering wheel spokes, worn carpets. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $102,272. One of two custom-built Aston DBS V8s designed and built by David Ogle; original price $53,763. Rather better looking in person than in photos, but still slightly strange and not an improvement on the factory model. 89 niiles since declared not sold at Bonhams' May 2002 Monaco auction at $45,913. A big price considering condition, but an unusual car There will be a few eccentric followers of 1970s fashion for whom it does the business. #122-1972 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. S/N DRX11838. Dark metallic brown/Magnolia leather. Odo: 69,505 kilometers. Ex-Alfred Heineken. Auto, Sundym glass, a/c. Very good panel fit. Good paint with some checking, touched-up chips, and lots of polish scratches. Good to fair chrome, with some scratches and pitting on door handles. Interior dirty, moving past patinated into worn. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $45,120. Early Corniche models are sought after but this one is nearly used up. Sold at Christie 's February 2003 Retromobile auction for $63,450. 1,158 miles and more in tenor wear later, it depreciated more than $18k. This car needs major help-1 hope the new owner gives if what it deserves. #104-1996 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VOLANTE 2+2 convertible. S/N SCFAA4116VK201043. Metallic Royal Blue/ Magnolia leather. Odo: 61,148 kilometers. 5-sp Very good panel fit, as from factory; very good paint, with several stone chips on front end and hood. Unmarked alloy wheels. Very good 0/~Mt •IL  uppe /if • ":;  1935 MG PB Roadster Super Charged 1937 Ford Coupe 50's Custom 1939 MG TA Tickford Drophead 1948 Alfa 2500 SS Touring Coupe 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Cony. 1952 Frazer Nash Lemons 1954 Alfa 1900 SS Ghia 1969 Lola 1-70 MK III B 1948 Lincoln Conli !lento I Cony. ificie yee, Partial listing of our 50+ car inventory: 1930 Ford F-id Rod We are an authorized dealer for Borrani wheels and accessories. We offer new wheels, being manufactured in the recently refurbished factory, trained personnel, and original tooling. We offer many models, wheels and sizes. Talk to  DISTRIBUTki12 IF us about your special requirements. Visit us at our website and click on Borrani Wheels, and also visit the Borrani World website at ruoteborrani.com Please visit us at our showroom in Connecticut, dragoneclassics.com , or the addresses below: Sales MonnyedragoneclassIcs.com , Borrani David@dragoneclassics.corn, Restoration George@dragoneclassics.com, or by phone at 203-335-4643 1797 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 May 2005 89 'AGE CAkf:-.


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Christie's Paris, France interior with a slightly dirty driver's seat. CD changer. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $60,160. A very attractive color combination for this car, which spearheaded Aston's return to volume production. An attractive used car, bought for a prevailing market price. FRENCH #100-1924 CITROEN C4 fixed fabric-top coupe. SIN 22289. Black/yellow/gray. Seized engine. Holes throughout roof fabric; two flat tires. Distressed though complete and original paintwork. Thoroughly decrepit. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $7,520. Model, year; and bodystyle don't quite match up. Faux-cabrio bodywork has to be at least 1929 or later, as Citroen did not introduce the C4 until the 1928 Paris show They were made through 1932. Comfortably exceeded the auctioneers '$3,900 top-range estimate. But now the new owner has to decide whether to disturb delightful dilapidation by restoring it or to just display it dirty as barn found... #99A-2003 SMART FORTWO coupe. Silver/gold/crystal/gold brocade. 600-cc, auto. Decorated by the French couture designer team of On Aura Tout Vu (There Will Be All Considering), a trio of avant-garde dress designers. Panel fit and paint as new. Exterior dripping, quite literally, with sparkly stuff—decorated with gilded bronze vines with tested by works. Original monocoque repaired and, in the opinion of Christie's pre-catalog publication and sale-room presentation, likely to have been completely replaced. Almost-total rebuild in 1991 involving tub switch. Fresh and unmarked repaint in period-authentic livery. Wheels much-used, cockpit as good as new. Suspension and engine bay presented well. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $873,953. With its race history and current condition, it deserved better; though the tub switch may have scared off a few buyers. Has to be worth at least the $967k minimum sought. ITALIAN #I15-1928 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1500 roadster. S/N 0111200. Red/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 99,020 miles. Long-wheelbase chassis, rebodied in Zagato style by unknown coachbuilder. German ID plate. Ran the Mille Miglia Storico a number of times. Last fully restored pre-1994, when seats recovered, soft top renewed. and 3rd headlamp '90s, when later Solex carbs were fitted and rear fenders and fuel tank replaced (still in primer). Very good panel fit. Flat, worn, chipped, cracked paint. Rusted and pitted chrome. Scruffy interior, with well-worn seats, cracking dashboard. Split and torn top. Largely original. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $142,880. OM, Officine Meccaniche, was the marque which won the first Mille Miglia in 1927 with a 1-2-3 .finish. Founded in 1917, they were noted for the dependable, robust nature of their sidevalve engines. Once past the opinions about the slightly odd-fitting Castagna tourer body, most observers thought it was a fascinating car It was a time capsule, ripe for restoration or better yet, recommissioning. The price was huge—more than twice the high estimate. # I I I -1955 OSCAMT4-2AD 1500 berlinetta. S/N 1153. Black/red leather. Odo: 4,378 kilometers. 1955 Turin show car, three owners from new. Excellent panel fit. Largely original paint, with some fading, chips, cracks. Good original chrome and stainless trim, with some flaking on roof drip rail, pitting on grille and front bumper. Rechromed rear bumper. Plexiglas rear window. GERMAN #126-1982 ROTHMANS PORSCHE 956 GROUP C race car. SIN 956004. Eng. #956131. Rothmans white/blue/black. RHD. Driven to 1982 Le Mans 3rd place by Al Holbert and Hurley Haywood. One of two works 956s to be crash- Lalique crystal leaves. Interior covered with gold-threaded lace brocade. Absolutely mint and truly awful. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $14,287. Pre-auction, who could have predicted what this micro with Liberace-style diamante makeover would have fetched? Sold to benefit an organization planning to open a hospital for Afghan children. Given the likely cost of the materials alone in creating this curious design statement, it might have been better to send the Lalique ornaments by themselves. 90 added. Engine rebuilt in 1999. Very good panel fit. Good older paint with some orange peel, polish swirl marks, and touched-in stone chips. Interior in good condition with some dirt and wear on door panels and kick panel trim. Some pitting on gauge trims. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $150,400. Its the supercharged SS models of the 6C 1500 that are the quick ones—and this one isn't. A high price for a rebody with the slow engine. #125-1929 OM 665 SUPERBA tourer. SN 6650234. Black/red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 4,152 miles. Laid up between 1970s and late Carpets threadbare; otherwise nicely patinated interior, with flat seat cushions and original fitted three-piece luggage set. Seriously good looking. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $507,200. One of three Vignale berlinettas (little sedans) built as a street version of very successful MT4 race car created by the Maserati brothers after the end of their contract with Adolfo Orsi, the buyer of Maserati. A great example of the dictum that a car is only original once. Sold for the price a restored race car usually brings, but worth it. #112-1963 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. S/N 1012148. Dark metallic gray/black leather. Odo: 76,725 kilometers. Original Italian ownership, then U.S. West Coast resident. Very good panel fit, except trunk lid off to left. 1980s-vintage repaint, with some fading on hood, cowl, and trunklid Very good chrome and stainless trim. Dry leather on seats with some cracking. Worn passenger grab handle, older carpets. Missing radio holes in dash. Potentially trouble Sports Car Market


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Christie's Pans, France some Lucas Fl still present. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $57,152. The good news? Disc brakes all around. The not-so-good news? Lucas FL Add the catalog statement that the car is being sold due to lack of current use and a potentially expensive re-commissioning could be in order Fully priced. Nearly the price of two bought in this condition with dollars. #116-1964 LANCIA FLAVIA SPORT `COMPETIZIONE' 2+2 coupe. S/N 81530010732. Medium blue metallic/black leather. Odo: 22,331 kilometers. Two owners from new; modified when new for racing. Period racing history with original owner Rene Trautmann, a noted French driver who was very successful in rallies and also drove in the Le Mans 24 hours. Very good panel fit, except doors out at top rear edge, trunklid up at top corners. Worn and faded original paint, with corrosion bubbles 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying, I ratting and Consigning American (.1.issk s. I litosports, Rolls/Bentley and ollec ion I iguidations. Always I3uying. Web: yin tagemotorssiir, imria.com 1964 Porsche 904 Martin & Walker Recreation - '03 model, Silver / Blue  seats, 2.4 rebuilt motor - 915 Gear  -  $89900 ""................. 1967 Citroen DS 21 Chapron Cabriolet Manual Transmission, Ivory/ Tan, California Car $59,500 1973 Triumph Stag Pimento/ Black, 2 Tops, Well Stored, Cold AC, Auto $15,900 e".", 1961 MG A 1600 Coupe Orient Red/ Red, 1588CC, 4 Spd, 80HP $18,500 1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SL Crème/ Raspberry Leather Interior, New Black Canvas Top, 4 Speed, Recent Resto $55,000 XKSS DER2 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. Tempera has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: 3 XKSS In Production Short Nose D-Type C-Type May 2005 Lightweight E-Type X.I13 Lister Costi71 :) . VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF F-T vIIl o r A R A 0 ' on every panel except hood. Several small dents on left rear fender top, crease on right rear fender top. Pitting on bumpers and door handles. Grille and window trim very good. Good interior with holes in dash from old rally clocks, modern small-diameter steering wheel, full roll cage, original Zagato racing seats. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $69,184. Uniquely styled (most would say ugly) Zagato body. These alloy bodies are very prone to electrolytic corrosion, so very few have survived. Rare and wonderful survivor Not such a big price for such decent provenance, especially if the car is mechanically rally ready as purported. (See profile, p. 54). #119-1972 MASERATI BOOMERANG coupe. S/N 081. Metallic gray/maroon leather. Starred in Turin, Geneva, Paris, London, and Barcelona motor shows, then stayed in Spain until 1980 when rediscovered outside Benidorm night club. Restoration completed in 1990, then shown from Bagatelle to Pebble Beach. Excellent panel fit, very good paint with few visible flaws—some bubbling at corner under right taillight, small drip on right side vent behind door. Worn window felts, some curb rash on rear alloy wheels. Very good interior, with some scratches on dashboard and instrument binnacle. Some sun-fading on door panel leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,000,000. Stunning Giugiaro-designed showcar that influenced the Lotus Esprit, first VW Golf and a host of others. Sold at Christie 's February 2002 Retromobile sale for $627,923. Seems like a healthy profit, but when viewed in euros, about the same price in 2002 as now. Since '02, has reportedly seen $37k worth of mechanical and electrical work to bring to full roadworthy condition. More likely to be displayed than driven, however A good investment on the seller 's side, a unique piece of automotive history for the buyer• 5500 N. Iimidmi Ildil, 'Thil,Isutd, F1.34243, U6, Phonc: 941 - .;55 650() - Fax: 941-359-0810 salesollem pc rocii rs.c(ml Web: vintagemotorssarasola.com (41r6V5F 052 "M5.), fe-ithf,T. " 72)1 FROMr4R1 J I I S Lony Nose D- . 91


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Artcurial Paris, France ARTCURIAL Artcurial Palais des Congres Paris, France February 13, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  Hinh cole  -  Have Poulain 37 15 41% nt 30 Jaguar XK 120 allay rondcter,-  sold for $151,251 -  - - - -  Premium: 16% on first $133,050 (E100,000) plus 10% on amount over S133,050 by Tad Dinsmore and Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics enerally, a sales rate of just 41% indicates either sky-high reserves or lackluster attendance and bidding. In this case, with reasonable estimates on most lots, the latter would prove to be the Achilles' heel of this particular event. Despite reasonable reserves, and Artcurial's best efforts to gather over 40 significant and desirable automobiles for auction at the Palais des Congres, they managed to move just 15 of the 37 machines that showed up. The fact that Christie's did not fare much better (52% of 27 lots) a day prior portended a potential paucity of deeppocketed attendees en general looking for cars at Retromobile. Artcurial's auction had originally been scheduled for Monday night but was moved to Sunday after Bonhams decided to pull the plug on their own sale the same day. The schedule confusion, combined with a site rather far away from the weekend's main event, may have also contributed to the thin crowd. G It seemed the cards were destined not to be in Artcurial's favor. The venue lacked signage, and a scant two hours before the sale an agent standing guard over the cars could not tell me where the actual auction hall was. The weather granted no respite either, as we witnessed all forms of precipitation, from rain to snow to multiple hailstorms throughout the weekend. In the end, many cars left without drivers, from American lots like the Camaro SS and the Blue Flame 'Vette to the Porsche 356 Carrera 2 and the Bugatti Type 37. An Enzo with a mere 600 km on the clock failed to connect at a still-marked-up $772k. My pick to take for the drive home, the Lancia 037 Rally, was one of the most bid-upon cars of the sale. It went $20k north of the high estimate, yet curiously remained unsold at $86,483. One of the few surprise prices was on the top seller, a Jaguar XK 120 alloy roadster in driver condition, which sold for $151,251. 92  $1,051,196 , made this a losing proposition for American buyers, and, to that end, I didn't hear a word of English among attendees. However, in a welcome change championed by Artcurial expert Marc Souvrain, the auction catalog had descriptions in both French and English. The strong euro and the weak dollar Bids were slow to come at all for some cars, and others merited only phone bids. The grinder's job was made more difficult by what appeared to be an auctioneer-intraining who repeated the auctioneer's every word, a mere fraction of a second behind, evoking memories of wasted youth in the echo chamber at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. A single, apparently well-heeled buyer took home three of the open-wheel cars, so really, there were only a dozen actual buyers present in total. Blame the lack of crowds, the venue, the currency, or just blame it on the rain. The bottom line of $1m likely left Artcurial wishing for sunnier days. Hopefully Paris will accommodate and warm up to Artcurial's next offerings, June 20 at the Palais, as the outlook can only get brighter.—TD. ENGLISH #3-1936 MG MIDGET PA LE MANS road- ster. S/N PA1355. Eng. #1597AP. Black/red leather. RI ID. Odo: 23,060 kilometers. Variable panel fit (as per factory). Doors tight, out at forward edges. Worn older repaint, original 4 • dash panel. Moto-lita wheel. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $151,251. Bid was all the money and then some for an alloy roadster with an unusual history. Still, very attractive and usable for vintage events. #40-1972 JAGUAR XKE SIII convert- ible. S/N UC1520863. Eng. #7P135815B. British Racing Green/tan leather. Odo: 81,099 miles. Auto. Poor panel fit at doors and hood. Thick paint with drips and subsurface dirt. Fair chrome with some pitting. Loose window trim on door. Replacement steering wheel missing center hub, very worn driver's seat, worn buttons on dash. Factory a/c. A decent driver, nothing more. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $57,105. For some, the most desirable are the final V12 roadsters. But with these cars, as with all Etypes, condition and presentation make all the difference; both were lacking here—though this might bring you a local concours trophy in the US. Sold for surprisingly high money. FRENCH chrome. Dirty chassis and suspension. Nicely patinated seats, newer carpets, cracked dash wood, worn paint in metal control panel. Tired, but overhauled and usable. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $52,475. Prepared when new for the 1936 Le Mans race, which was cancelled. Never raced, but became a daily driver in Paris. Winning bid was over $20,000 higher than expected #30-1950 JAGUAR XI( 120 ALLOY road- ster. S/N 670128. Gray/red leather. RI-ID. Ode: 7,240 miles. Early production. Engine replaced early in its life with an American V8. Restored in the U.K. by XI( development and converted to RHD. Proper-type engine installed with C-type head. Fitted with removable roll bar. Good panel fit, good older paint with some checking. Some small dents. Good chrome with some pitting in grille and fading on taillight housings. Good replacement interior, minor wear to seats and #2-1934 DARMONT TYPE V JUNIOR roadster. S/N 60051. Red/black vinyl. RHD. Variable gaps in hood. Thick older repaint with some sanding marks, small cracks, and orange peel. Worn original chrome with rechromed headlights and taillights. Bare interior. 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Artcurial Paris, France Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,533. A fair price for an unexceptional example of this rather rare and attractive French roadster GERMAN #22-1988 PORSCHE TYPE GR SILHOUETTE coupe. S/N AF3488. White, blue stripes/stripped/black cloth. Typical race- car panel fit. Scarred and battered, but with clean paint. Stripped interior. Still muddy. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $27,781. From the Jean Blaton collection. Created in 1988 by the Almeras brothers of France; used to be a 911 2.7 RS. 1 bet the owner wishes it was still one now! ITALIAN #5-1958 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT coupe. S/N B2051664. Eng. #B20 5244. Silver/ gray cloth. Odo: 29,877 kilometers. Singlecarb, column-shift model. Excellent panel fit, except hood slightly low at front end. Very good paint, with some bubbling on right rear wheel arch, right sill, and front fender at side marker light. Small stress crack at left rear window; some cracked and missing door trim. Chrome and stainless good to fair. Hubcaps clouded. Redone interior excellent, except wood steering wheel needs refinishing. An aging restoration that needs work. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $69,452. The last of the B20s, but not the most favored. Higher than price guides will put it, but still a fair price for a pretty and usable driver in euros. Staggering, really, in dollars. #17-1984 FERRARI 512 BB BOXER coupe. S/N 35013. Red/black leather. Odo: 33,821 kilometers. Carbureted. 2 owners, full service records. Good panel gaps except front hood off. Good paint, mostly original. Engine cover resprayed; some drips and sanding marks. Some marks in black trim, front bumper scraped. Original interior commensurate with mileage, but dirty. Split seam on dashboard; some mold indicative of long storage. Relatively clean, but could use a detail. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $69,186. Low miles, repainted panel, and mold raise questions of use and storage. Bid was plenty; in average or worse condition, Boxers are a very tough sell due to the high costs of putting the mechanicals right. #8-1987 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFWA20B00072889. Red/tan leather. Odo: 42,051 kilometers. Very good panel fit except rear deck. Very good original paint with some touched-in stone chips and scratches. Grease marks on engine-cover plastic tray. Very good interior with some wear to driver's seat bolster. Obviously driven; a well-presented used car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,388. Fair market price for a good driver-condition Ferrari. With pre- www.alfapartscatalog.com You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event. 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 qfiermarket part.■ "High performance components. Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulletta 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 94 Sports Car Market cCOR COSDEL INTER NATION!' ' TRANSPORTATION The ONLY experienced shipper of sports, racing, and classic cars to road, track and Concours events world wide. We take care of everything,. you just FLY AND DRIVE! MARTIN E. BUFFON, INC. Phone: Fax: vvvvvv.cosdel.corn email info@cosdel.com


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Artcurial Paris, France service records to 50k miles, major service at 45k. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $84,886. From the Jean Blaton collection. This handsome though undervalued supercar brought a rather high price for the current market. #34-2004 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N F 1 40ABE. Red/black leather. Odo: 600 kilometers. Delivery mileage. Some minor polish markings. Otherwise as new, inside and out. Still sentation of service histoty, might even be worth a bit more. #24-1992 FERRARI 512TR coupe. S/N ZFFLA40B000093809. Silver/red. Odo: 52,504 kilometers. Good panel gap as per factory. Very good original paint with some scratches. Good interior with some minor wear on driver's seat bolster. Some scuffing on door sill and door panel. Original Blaupunkt cassette stereo. Full _ undriven. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $771,690. The latest Enzo being sold immediately past the contractual permission date. If the owner paid a bit over $650k, that should still have been an easy profit. They're not going up, are they? AMERICAN #41-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E54S003631. Red/red vinyl. Protect Your Issues www.reoriginals.com  phone: 713-849-2400 Odo: 80,137 miles. Variable panel fit. Thick paint with some sinkholes, large drip near right headlight. Dirty whitewall bias-ply tires. Chrome variable with pitting and scratches. Fair interior; worn and dirty carpets. Thick paint on dash speaker, white canvas soft top. Wears NCRS sticker; not much evidence of NCRS work, though. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $47,233. Bid was appropriate for the condition, but not enough for the seller. • OEM Spark Plug Wire Sets Keep your Sports Car Market issues looking brand new. Slipcases are library quality. Constructed with heavy bookbinder's board and covered in a rich flag blue leatherette material. A custom silver label with the Sports Car Market logo is included. One-$15 Three-$40 Six-$80 Add $3.50 per slipcase for AI H. Send to: TNC Enterprises Dept. SCM P.O. Box 2475, Warminster, PA 18974 Enclose name, address (No PO. boxes please) Credit Card Orders Visa, MC, AmEx accepted. Send name, card number, expiration date and signature. Satisfaction Guaranteed To Order Online: www.tncenterprises.net/scm May 2005 95 and payment with your order. USA orders only. You can even call 215-674-8476 to order by phone. Any Alfa, Any Ferrari, Any Maseratil NOS Ferrari Sheet Metal Just Found in Italy 246 Dino, Front Nose, Complete 308 GTBIS, Front Nose, Complete 308 GT4 2+2, Rear Fenders, 1 & R 328 Turbo, Engine Compartment Lid 412, Rear Fenders, L & R 412, Front Fenders, L & R 512 TR, Rear Lower Valence 512 TR, Rear Fenders L & R 512 TR, Rear Engine Lid


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eBay Motors Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics month SCM will feature selected sales from that Web site. As a buyer, seller, and browser on eBay, I've learned that many factors can come into play to determine the outcome of an online auction. The time and duration; the quality and number of photos; availability of the owner for questions; and just the title of the listing—all can have a significant impact on the results. The owner's treatment of the reserve, opening bid, and "Buy It Now" feature will likely also affect the final sale price. So will the seller's eBay feedback rating, and whether the car was cross-marketed on enthusiast or club sites. I n recognition of the growing part that eBay Motors plays in the collector car market, each 993 Turbos even lower. More damage will be done when a similar-looking 997 Turbo goes on sale. Black is the best interior to couple with Arena Red, but still this looks like silver or black car money for an otherwise hard-to-sell hue. Well sold. Even a good old spell check—or the lack thereof—can make a difference. I've heard several professional eBay Motors sellers claim that they get more money for cars if they purposefully misspell words throughout their listings. According to them it makes buyers feel like they might be smarter, and therefore instills a false sense of confidence. But whether this "eBonix" helps or not, I'd find it hard to knowingly commit such automotive wordslaughter. No doubt, there are bargains to be had on eBay Motors, but finding them requires extreme attention to detail, and some luck. There are also a fair amount of shams. It's all part of what I plan to share with you in this monthly correspondence course. Note: sf=seller 's feedback; bf= buyer 's feedback 2003 BMW ALPINA Z8. S/N WBAEJ134X3AH62371. eBay #4525026869. Richland, MI. 19 bids, sf 220, bf 24. Silver/ black. Odo: 1,461 miles. 4.8-liter V8, Touchtronic (steering wheel controls). Number 393 of 555 made. 20" wheels with run-flat tires. Blue-faced Alpina gauges. Warranty through 10/2007 or 50k miles. Selling in order to fund new helicopter purchase. Original MSRP nearly $140,000. SOLD AT $118,200. Seller ENGLISH 1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MKIII BJ8 PHASE II convertible. SN HBJ8L34187, eBay #4527666538. Branson, MO. I bid; sf 318, bf 75. Olde English White over red leather/ red top and tonneau. 4-sp. Rotisserie restoration claims to have produced a perfect car. Now 2,500 miles since restoration. Twice rated gold-level at the Washington, D.C., AustinHealey Conclave (2001 and 2003). Drove from D.C. to Branson in two days without a foible. One of twelve photos does show the car on the including original paint, spare tire, top and tonneau. $20k in maintenance receipts. Seatbacks look floppy, like empty hot water bottles. Aftermarket radio and decomposing steering wheel wrap. SOLD AT $14,861. One for the patina crowd, this survivor was photographed in shadow at dusk. Judging from the look of the seatbacks, these display conditions may imply that the paint is equally tired. Nevertheless, transaction price seems spot on. GERMAN spit, and demonstrates the underside is "eat off it clean." According to the seller, SCM's Dave Kinney says this car is a "1-, as good as anything at Pebble." SOLD AT $53,500. Shod with incorrect modern radials, this Big Healey balances drivability with show-winning looks. We've seen true #1 cars bring $60k-$75k with regularity at major auctions, so this price is either market-correct (depending on the origins of Kinney 's reputed minus) or a real deal. In either event, nobody went wrong on this deal, and if the car is properly maintained it will never drop in value. 1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF20351. eBay #4525618994. BC, CAN. 42 bids, sf 6, bf private. White over tan with black top. Odo: 34,984 miles. Six cylinder with 4-sp manual. Claimed two-owner car is original and unrestored, 96 1997 PORSCHE 911 TURBO. S/N WP0AC2999VS375254. eBay #4525341205. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 30 bids, sf 33, bf private. Arena Red (burgundy metallic) over black supple leather. Odo: 31,500 miles. 400 hp, AWD, 6-sp. Litronic (xenon) lights. No full-leather option, which probably means was asking all the money, and he got it. Three different bidders wrestled this car up nearly $10k from a six-figure opening bid that many eBayers were complaining about in the Q&A section, as if they could have afforded to buy it if it had started lower For the car guy who just noticed that they don 't make these anymore, this might have been a must-have purchase. Over time, however hard to see the value holding up here—especially if the car starts to rack up the miles. If all the new owner wanted was a Z8 driver, $85k would have gotten him the car of his choice. ITALIAN 1963 MASERATI SEBRING SERIES I. S/N AMI0101855. eBay #4525288686. Gaylordsville, CT. 18 bids, sf 393, bf 19. Medium blue metallic over black. Odo: 21,067 kilometers. Fuel-injected 3.7L inline six with five-speed manual transmission. One of 348 built. Front-end slightly crashed (first 4 inches or so). Borranis are so rusty that they look like wooden wagon wheels. Extra body the dash is not warped. 30k service complete. SOLD AT $64,100. Nearly ten years after its build date, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds is still classleading performance. But, as higher-mileage 996 Turbos slump down below $80k, they push shell included. Every aspect of this car needs a complete restoration. SOLD AT $14,905. With the front end puckered, this poor, old Maser makes a face like a shy sock-puppet dodging your wet smooch. You have to think about why the seller a Ferrari/Maserati specialist, is unloading this project. Presumably, with his access to spare parts and expertise, if anyone could economically save this car it would be him. But clearly he had figured out there was no way this Maser could be restored without going totally underwater (where it looks like this car may have been stored anyway), as perfect ones have yet to get much over $50,000. Sports Car Market


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Online sales of recent production cars. Fresh Meat SWEDISH 1969 SAAB SONETT H coupe. S/N 97001625. eBay #4524039392. Portland, OR. 28 bids, sf 79, bf 106. Red/black. 1500cc V4 with correct 4-speed column-shifter. Recent quickie paint job in non-original color. Light rust, paint chips and other minor cosmetic flaws abound. Non-rebuilt drivetrain automatic. Paint is not original, and about 20 years old. Otherwise bone-stock from the hubcaps to the a/c compressor. With documentation. SOLD AT $17,500. Though correct and original, the wimpy color and funky hubcaps may have contributed to a relative bargain. First-gen Camaros are hot, and it won't take much to give this car a lot more eyeball. 1979 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM 10TH ANNIVERSARY. S/N 2X87K9I165048. eBay #4524749896. Celeste, TX. 23 bids, sf 13, bf 34. Silver/silver vinyl. Odo: 70,000 miles. V8, auto. Engine was rebuilt 5 years and 200 miles ago. Incorrect pace car decals reliably powered this car across the USA, and on the 2003 Thunderbird rally. Owned by the brother of the highly regarded Gonzo journalist of the automotive world, and long-time SCMer Satch Carlson. SOLD AT $3,141. Very honest description likely prevented any buyer 's remorse. Well bought. Might have brought as much as $2k more on a niche site like Ben's Rally Page or race-cars.com. AMERICAN 1967 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO. S/N 134807K141573. eBay #4523004104. Enid, OK. 15 bids, sf 23, bf 82. Gray/gray cloth. Odo: 56,621 miles. 327 V-8 bored to 350, floorshift auto. 8-ball shift knob, B&M style shift linkage, baby moon hubcabs and fancy velour bench-seat cover all say Pep-Boys-budget resto-rod. $4,000 in engine rebuild receipts. Paint looks fresh. I would be wary of bodywork w.t=./ 2005 IAMBORGHINI MURCIEIAGO ROADSTER At: Date sold: 2/6/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4524565808 Details: New car, 1 of 26 2005 roadsters. Detroit auto show car, E-gear transmission Sale result: $352,050, 32 bids Seller's feedback: 13 Buyer's feedback 32 MSRP: $369,475 Other current offering: Bentley Gold Coast, Chicago, IL; www.bentleygoldcoast.com ; asking $384,995 for a 70-mile car. were added during 10-year-old restoration. Removable T-Tops. Firebird decal scheme is black with red accents. Eighteen 8-track tapes are included with the sale, from Alice Cooper to Zeppelin. SOLD AT $10,100. It's not black and gold. It's not a Turbo. If it really is a 10th Anniversary edition, it was bought at a little more than half of its current market value. If it's not, no real harm done. 1980 JEEP CJ-7 GOLDEN HAWK. S/N J0M83EH045669. eBay #4522598951. Ouray, CO. 1 bid, sf 59, bf 2. Dark brown with "Golden Hawk" decals over tan vinyl. Odo: 29,000 miles. AMC 304 V8, 4-sp. Tan hard top, hard doors installed. Appearance is stock, exempting Warn winch. No underside photos, and what you can see looks to be caked in orange mud/corrosion. Claimed 1st owner was "none other than Al Unser Sr., oil those htiLie, slab sides  iihotit a sight-line photo to assess them. SOLD AT $7,221. There were over 3,500 words ofgeneric text, almost related to the pickup, in this auction listing. Could have been somebody's master 's thesis, but it did little to raise the value—including such ne'er before heard, parochial qualifiers like "solid, Oklahoma car" Forgetting all that distraction, this was a fine price. Buyers won 't find anything this powerful or stylish for the money. Seller 's presentation was so unfocused, he couldn't hope for more Chevelle-like money. 1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS. S/N 124378L348584. eBay #4528012014. La Mirada, CA. 37 bids, sf 11, bf private. Medium blue metallic. Odo: 43,000 miles. Numbers-matching 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 275-hp, 2005 ASTON MARTIN DB9 Date sold: 2/3/05 Sale location: eBay Motors #4523623270 Details: 50-miles, Touchtronic transmission, navigation, rear park assist, heated windshield. Sale result: $169,765, 1 bid Seller's feedback 50 Buyer's feedback: 28 MSRP: $169,715 Other current offering: Aston Martin of New England & Lotus Motorsports, Inc, Waltham, MA; www.astonmartin-lotus.com ; asking $173,550 for a 10-mile car. 2005 HUMMER 112 SUT 3-time USAC-CART national champion, 4-time winner of Indy 500, ranked 3rd (now 4th) on all-time CART list with 39 wins." Purported to have been a gift to Al from AMC as part of an endorsement deal. Proof of this provenance may be in the envelope photographed on the dash. SOLD AT $9,999. Re-listed; no takers at earlier opening bid of $12,900. Despite low miles, this Jeep looks like a tired mule. Especially if you are reaching for your celebrity value-add, you should have the car detailed and photographed indoors.., ideally including a photo of the star on, in or near the car Otherwise, as you see here, buyers won't pay more than few grand over market. This seller might have done better opening an eBay store and selling $5 guesses at "Which celebrity once owned this Jeep? Whoever comes closest can just have it."* May 2005 Date sold: 2/3/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4524283758 Details: 5,300 miles, 1SC Luxury package, onboard computer, Bose stereo, won at a charity auction in Dallas. Sale result: $49,500, 2 bids Seller's feedback: 84 Buyer's feedback 86 MSRP: $57,075 Other current offering: NuCar Hummer, New Castle, DE; www.nucarhummer.com; asking $58,365 for a new car.• 97


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 Price Guide Italian Cars T "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with a 207A Banns Spider  Zagato 750 Double Bubble  Record Monza  850 TC 2+2 RL Normalefrurismo RI Sport/S. Sport RI Targo Florio 6( 1500 Normale 6C 1500 Sport 6(1500 SS Supercharged 6( 1750 Turismo 6(1750 Gran Touring 6C 1750 GS SC 2+2 6C 1750 GS SC Nato 6( 1750 GS Touring 0(2300 long chassis 'Le Mans' Team Cons 57  58-61  59-62  62-66 22-25 25-26 23-24 27-29 28 28 29-33 30-32 30-33 30-33 30-33 8(2300 short chassis "MM" 0(2300 "Monza" Tipo B Monoposto (P3) Tipo C Monoposto (8C-35) 6(2300 saloon Coachwork 6(2300 Sp. Coachwork 6(2300 Mille Might' 0(2900 short chassis 0(2900 long chassis 6C 2500 SS (Coachbuilt) 6C 2500 SS Corsa 31-34 31-34 31-34 31-34 32-34 35-36 34-39 34-39 38-39 36-38 36-38 12 n/a n/a n/a  1,702 929 4 1,058 inc. inc. 2259 inc. inc. inc. 130 12 20' 26 15 6 1,606 inc. inc. 17 27 6(2500 cabriolet (Coachbuilt) 6(2500 SS ((oachbuilt) 6(2500 Frec. D'Oro 6(2500 Villa D'Este 1900 5 Window coupe 1900M 4WD 1900 3 Window coupe 1900 cabriolet 1900 legato (SSZ) 2000 Spider 2600 Spider 2600 Sprint 39-40 39-53 46-53 46-50 49-53 51-54 51-53 55-58 52 3943 50- 100 10' 50' 383 680 250' 949 1949, 854 91 2600 Sprint Zagoto 750 Sprint Normale 750 Spider Normole 750 Spider Veloce 55-57 58-62 62-65 62-66 65-67 54-59 55-59 56-59 28' Price Range 3 5100,000  511,000  525 000  56000 $40,000 560,000 $775,000 560,000 $95,000 $710,000 570,000 $150 000 522.000 535,000 511,500 550,000 575,000 5350,000 $00000 5125,000 5260,000 590,000 $85,000 $170,000 S155 000 5195 000 $450,000 $600,000 425 000 5360,000 (Deduct up to $100,000 for non-matching engines on , revious $900,000 51,750.000 53,000,000 53,000,000 51,700,000 $2500,000 532500 $85,000 $275,000 56,000 000 $4.000,000 $1,500,000 2/02 52,500.000 54.20 000 54,20 000 6/01 52,900,000 5/00 53,500,000 2/96 537,500 $1 5 000 12/01 5350 000 $10,000,000 11/99 56 000.000 (2594 6( 2500 chassis of all types were built. Numbers below e include in that figure.) 5125,0 0  5225.000  $150,000  5175, 00  $40.000  5175.000  S45 000  510,000  555 000  550.000  5200,000  $15,000  521,000  S10,000  535.000  $13,000  515.000  S25 000  5175 0 0  54 0 00 53 0 00  $50. 00  3,443 2,255 6,999 105 7000' 7,000' 2,300' 750 Sprint (Lightweight)  7505S (Low-nose)  101 1300 Spider Normale  101 1300 Spider Velure  101 1300 Sprint Normole  101 1300 Sprint Veloce  101 1300 Sprint Speciole  Si-1  SZ-2  Ti-1  12-2  56-59  56.57  57-58  59-62  59-62  59-62  59-62  58-62  60-61  61-62  63-64  64-65  1,100'  100*  100'  7,800  500*  17,000'  1,900'  1,366  169  44  101  12  62-65 64-66 62-64 63-66 9,250 1,091 7,107 1,400 525,000  545 000  (Add 50% for 56-57 Veloces due to eligibility for iresti!jous violet ev to 750 Sprint Veloce  $14,000  535.000 555,000 532.500  $ 0 00 52, 00 518 000  5400 510,000  515,000  522 500  S10000  $75,000  5200 000  $16.000 525.000 528. 00 $100000 11/00 S110.000  2/99 5280.000 10/99 51.000.000 51,250 000 2/01 (Note: TZs and SZs are easy to fake; prices are for authentic cars with paperwork.) 101 1600 Spider Normale 101 1600 Spider Veloce 101 1600 Sprint Normale 101 1600 Spider Spec. Giulia Sprint GT Giulia Sprint ST Velure Giulia GTC 98  66-68 64-66 63-66 21,542 14,240 1,000 514 000 520 000 512,000 522.500 59,000 512 000 $15,000 S20,000 528 000 518,000 S28.000 512.000 515,000 $20 000 4/99 5/01 53 0 00 12/95 2/95 52 0 000 10/00 560, 00  S15 000 585, 00 560, 00 6/04 525. 00 9/94 522, 00  530. 00  $13.000  555,000  $18.000 $2,000 535 000  1/04 9/98 4/02 5/03 4/03 1/02 3/00 6/02 10/99 8/99 (Add $15k for correct twin-corn engine. 850-cc twin-cam models, $38k-$59k, 1000-cc twin-corn bialbero $70k-$90k.) Giulia TI Super Giulia Super 4R Zagato 1600 VIA Stradale 1600 CIA Corsa 1300 VIA Jr. Stradale 1300 VIA Jr. Corse 1750 SIAM ›-4 1: 63-64 65-72 66-68 65-67 65-67 68-71 68-71 68-72 11 33 SC 12 (Supercharged)  Duetto  1750 Spider (Roundtail)  GTV 1750  1300 Junior Zagoto  1600 Junior Zagato  Montreal  519 1750/2000  Spider 1750/2000  Spider 2000  Alfetta Sedan  (Automatic trans, deduct $500.) Alfa° GT (8S)  Spider 2000  619-6  519-6 Balm  619-6  619-6 Moreton°  619-6 Twin Turbo  Spider 2000  Milano  (Automatic transmission, deduct $1,000.) Milano Verde  Spider 2000  Zagato ES-30  164/1641  164S  Spider 2000 (cam. ed.)  (Automatic transmission, deduct $1 500 530061 and Strada  BIZZARRINI 65-69  CISITALIA D46  202MM (Spyder Nuvolari)  46-48  47-51  202 coupe  202 cabriolet  DE TOMAS() Vallelunga Mangusta Pantera Pantera GI/L, GTS Add $3500 for true 615. 8/01 3/05 166 Spyder Corsa 166 MM Berlinena 166 MM Barchena 166 Inter 195 Inter 340 America Closed 47-48  48-50  48-50  48-51  50-52  51  8 12 25 38 19 12 S700 000  5950 000 SI 100 000 51,400,000 $1,100,000 51,600.000 5250.000 5350.000 $250000 5350 ON 5600,000 51.600 ON 6/99 4/96 12/01 47-54  47-54  67  67-71  71-74  75-89  100'  36 30   S155 000  560 000  S180 000  153 17   50' 400' 5,629 3,500' 5200 000 SIO0 000 5260 000 (Deduct 25% for incorrect engine. Beware: Cisitalios are currently the fake du jour. The replicas never used (isitalio chassis numbers. They generally have a Simco engine, look brand new (because they are), and have no paperwork or histo 580,000  575,000  $65,000 S35,000 $25,000    5100 000 5110 000 $00000 S50 000 543 000 4 000 5/01 87-89 87-90 90-92 91-95 91-95 91-92  93  n/a n/a 1,020 n/a n/o n/o 1 n/a S3.500 54500 522 500 53.500 $6000 55,000  58 500  56,000 57,000 S28,000 56 500 59000 ('94295 only, 4-tom 1641, LS add $3,000. '95 only, 1640, add $7,000.) Spider 2000  510 000 $12000 67-69  67-69  69-72  75  77  501 124,590 92 560 inc. 447 inc. 40 18 30 20 12 2 518,000 58,000 530,000 $50,000 $60,000 540,000 $45,000 575,000 (Note: VIA prices ore especially affected by originality, IT 33/2 Stradale  1133/2 (2-liter)  IT 33/3 (3-liter)  TT 33 12 cylinder  66-67  68-69  69  68-72  72-75  72-75  69-74 15,047 inc. 44,265 1,108 402 3,925 70-74 37,459 n/a n/a n/a 70-74 75-81 75-79 75-79 82-84 81-83 82 84-86 84 85 85-86 87-89 13,715 n/a n/a 350 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o $650,000 5375 000 $350,000 $325,000 $250,000 512,000 $10 000 SO SOO 518,000 $75 000 1 (Deduct $2,500 if not properly state and federal certified.) Berlina 1750/2000  52,000 59,500 55,500 $5,000 S7000 $7,500 54 000 53,000 54,500 S4,500 55 000 S10.500 $3,500 $2500 524,000 512 000 S40,000 S60,000 $80,000 S45,000 $55,000 595,000 5850 000 5500 000 $500,000 5425,000 $275,000 516,000 $14,000 513,000 522 500 528 000 53,500 515,000 58,500 57.500 S3,000 54.000 55,500 55.000 $5,500 $7,000 57 000 513 000 $6,000 $4,000 1/99 340 Americo Open  340 Mexico  342 America Berlinena  342 America cabriolet  212 Export (Closed)  212 Export (Open)  completeness and his any.) 11/95 2/97 7/03 6/03 6/00 5/94 12/02 9/02 2/05 8/95 212 Touring Barcheno  212 Inter  225 Sport  166 MM Berlinetto $2  166 MM Spyder S2  250 MM  250 MM Berlina°  340 MM  500 Mondial  375 MM  375 MM Berlinetta  250 Europa Series I  375 America  375 MM+  250 Monza  750 Monza  250 Europa Series II  410 Sport Spyder/coupe  860 Monza  500 TB  410 Superamerica  25061 Boano/Elle.  25061 Tour de France  12/04 51  52  52-53  52-53  51-52  51-52  51-52 51-52  52  52-53  52-53  52-53  52-53  53  53-54  53-54  53-54  53-54  53-54  54  54  54-55  54-55  55  55-56  56  56-59  56-58  56-59  13 4 3 3 9 8 84 22 4 9 13 16 9 33 16 7 18 12 6 4 33 34 4 2 17 37 130 77 500 TRC  250 Testa Rosso (all)  250 CT PF cabriolet Series I  25061 PF cabriolet Series II  57  56-61  57-59  59-62  25061 California Spyder LWB  57-60  'Alloy-bodied  25061 California Spyder SW8  60-63  'Alloy-bodied  25061 Int. Berlinneta  250 Pininfarina coupe  25061 SWB (steel)  'Alloy-bodied w/no stories  'SEFAC variant  400 Superamerica  250 GTE 2+2  258610  250611 Lusso  330 LM Berlina°  330 Americo  330 GT 2+2  250 LM (no stories)  500 Superfast  275 610/2 SN  275 GTB/C SN 275 GTB/C Le Mans 275 GTS 275 GTB/C 275 618/4 (Add $200,000 for alloy body.) 275 610/4 SARI Spyder 330 GT( 330 GTS 365 California Spyder 20661 Dino 365 GT( 365 GT 2+2 365 618/4 Daytona coupe 59  59-62  60-62  61  60-64  60-63  62-64  62-64  63  63  63-68  64-65  64-66  64-66  65 65 65-66 66 66-68 67-68 66-68 66-68 66-67 67-68 68-70 68-71 68-73 8 (inc.) 5 (inc.) 20 34 40 200 42 9 51 3 7 350 122 inc. 23 45 955 39 350 4 50 1,080 36 450 11 3 200 12 280 10 600 100 14 144 150 800 1,273 $450,000  S300,000  S400,000  S300.000  5350 000  he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition - significantly above a owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• Price Ronne . 5 a - Price Range -c cn S1,208 000 51 ,400,000  51.700,000 5450 000 $1 ,000,000 $395,000 $450,000 51 100 000  51.200,000 $300000  5750 000  $850 000  51.000,000 SI 100 000  51.300 000 SI 200 000  $1,650,000 SI 700,000  51,500,000 12/00 SI 800 000  $2,250,000 $600,000  51 500 000 3/98 53,250,000  54.000 000 6/02 57 750,000  53,250 000 5350,000 S750,000 S275,000  5350,000  54 000,000  $5,000.000 Si,700 000  S7./00,000 5850.000 $475,000 S650,000  S300 000  S2.000,000  53,000 000 51,600,000  $2 000 000 11/03 51.000,000  $1,400 000 5750 000 S200,000 S450,000  $125,000  5950,000  51 .000,000  8/96 SI 200 000 11/01 (Early Pininforina-bodied "roundtair TdFs ('56) will command a premium.) '14 louvre comp. car  "Zagato-bodied  $850,000 5300 000 $I 700 000 $1,500,000  SI 750 000 51,200,000  51.500 000 12/96 $7,000,000  514 000,000 5550,000  $115,000  5/01 3/04 51.100,000  SI 400 000 3/05 51 400,000  51,600 000 $2.200 000  52,500,000 6/00 $2 800,000  53 500 000 5700 000  S75,000  52 500,000  53,000 000 4/95 $425,000  S45 000  5575,000 575 000 58 500,000 512 000 000 5250,000  S350,000 $5,000 000  57 000 000 570 000 545 000 540,000  S30 000  5300,000  S250 000  S1.250.000 11/01 5125 000 12/98 51,100,000  51 ,400 000 4/04 51 000,000  52,750 000 1/00 10/03 10/00 32 S3 500 000  54 500 000 9/97 S400 000 (Add $25,000 for longnose, $25,000 for 6 curbs, $25,000 for alloy body, $5,000 for outside filler cap.) $950 000 SI 150 000  10/02 53 500 000 $7 500 000 5260 000  S200,000 5500 000  51 200,000 51.400 000  9/04 5425 000 0/04 52.000,000 52.500 000 S225,000 $475,000 S65,000 S125,000 $45,000 585,000 5145 000 4/01 5275 000 5650 000 $100 000 5155 000 5125,000 575 000 11/03 5145 000 5/00 Sports Car Market 11/04 6/04 5375,000 12/95 2/00 5395.000 10/04 5950 000 31 12/97


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Price Range 365615  365 GTB/4C (Fad. Daytona  Comp.) Non-factory Comp. Day.  365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder  365 61C14  246 GT 'Dino' coupe  246 GTS Spyder  365 614 BB Boxer  308 G1'4 2+2  308 GIB (fiberglass)  (Add $5,000 for dry sump.) 308 GTB (steel)  308 GTS  512 BB Boxer  4002+2 carbureted  Mondial 8 coupe  512 BBi Boxer  308 GTBi QV  308 6151 QV  512 BB LM 308 GTIli  308 GTSi  4001   Mondial 3.2 coupe  Mondial 3.2 cabriolet  328 GTB 328615  F40 Testorossa  Testarosso  412    5121R  Mondial 't' coupe  Mondial 't' cabriolet  348th 348 ts  328615   360 Modena Spyder  360 Modena Challenge  430  355 Serie Fiarano  360 Modena  45661 Automatic  550 Maranello  F355 Spider  F50  F355 Berlinetta  F355 GTS  45661 Manual 348 Spider  1512 M    69  71-73  71-73  72-73  71-72  69-74  72-74  (Add $7,500 for 'chairs and flares".) 365 GT4 2+2  72-76  74-76  74-79  75-77  75-79  77-79  76-81  76-80  Mondial coupe QV  Mondial cabriolet QV 288 GTO  80-82  80-82  80-84  81-82  82-84  83-85  83-85  83-85  83-85  84-85  85-875  875-91  85-89  86-88  86-88  86-89  86-88  88-91  89  89  89-91  90  90-92  91-95  92-03  93-95  94-96  94-99  96-99  95-99  95-97  96-03  96-03  99  550 Borchelt° Pininfarina  Ento  99-  01-  OD-  06  00-03  03-  20 15 (inc) 5 (ins) 124 500 2,609 1,274 470 387 2,826 712 2,089 3,218 929 502 (Add $2,500 for 400/4001 with manual shift.) 79-80  25 494 1743 1808 708 1,007 748 3,042 1848 629 272 7,200 inc. 576 987 810 1,345 6,068 1,315 inc. 840 1,010 2,895 4,230 2,280 1,548 1,090 500 3,938 2,048 2,663 349 403 1,600 100' n/a n/a n/a n/a 448 349 $275,080  ]I $350,000 S1,100,000 51500,000 S800,000 S1,200,000 $325,000  $50,000  545,000 $70000   S15,000 $65,000 $19,000 $30,000     $23,000 $25,000  $55,000 $17 000    $425,000 $22,500 $22,500 St 8,000 515,000 $60,000 $28,000 $28,000 521, 00 $23,000 $275,000 $40,000 $50,000 $25, 00 $24,000 $27, 00 535, 00 535, 00 $25,000 540, 00 $32,500 S35, 00 $45, 00 $50, 00 0, 00 5, 00 555, 00 5115 000 $50, 00 $65,000 575, 00 $6 0 000 560, 00 51 50 0 $80,000 St 0 000 $I 0 000 S80, 00 est. MSRP $20,000 $9 0 000 $450,000 $75,000 570,000 595,000 $25,000 $485,000 $25,000 $40,000 $30,000 S32,500 $72,500 24,000 $525,000 $27,500 $27,500 $24,000 $22,500 $80,000 $35,000 538,500 527,000 S32,500 $325,000 $60,000 $70,000 $37,000 $32,000 $37,000 $45,000 S50,000 5375,000 560,000 S40,000 $50,000 S60,000 $65,000 595,000 $90,000 $10,000 $150, 00 585,000 S100,000 $110,000 $775,000 $95,000 5165,000 5115,000 S160,000 $230,000 $110,000 $160,000 $285,000 $I 100 000 'Concerning 'art-cars': non-factory, non-NART Spyder onversions or valued primarily by the quality of workmanship. In today's ma ket, rarely is a at car valued more than the coupe it ft derived from. 312 "Spaghetti Exhaust"  70-80 312 B & T series  Turbocharged  Front-engined 06 (Dinos)  racers (Includes 166, 196, 246, 286, 268 SPs without stories Rear-engined V12 racers  63-67  22' (Includes 250P, 275P, 330P, 330P2, 275P2, 365P, 330P3, 365P2/3, 330 P4, 330 P3/4 412P without stories 89 (body by Rappi)  Body by Zagato (28)  May 2005 53-55 114 total inc.   $150,000  $245,000  $195,000 $350,000  4/98 Formula One Cars '60s  12  68-70  81-88  40' 36'   6'  (Includes 196, 206, 246, 296 5 without stories.) Rear-engined 96 & V8 Dino  61-67  25*  $800,000  $450,000  5225000  Ferrari Sports Prototype Racers 57-60  $1 , 000,000 $600,000 $275000 $2,750,000 53,750,000 51,450,000 51,850 000 2/98 2/96  9/01 12/03 1/02 5/03 Show Cars/Other Coachwk.  1100/1200 TV roadster  1200/1500 roadster  Fiat Dino Spider Fiat Dino coupe 850 Spider 124/2000 Spider 01/9 INTERMECCANICA 1/05 11/48 $16,000  $28,000  ISO Rivolta coupe  Grifo  1/04 6/03 2/97  1/03  5/99  7/04  Lele  ISOTTA FRASCHINI lips Blousing  lips 13A cabriolet  Tipo BA convertible coupe  Tipo 8A S cabriolet roadster  63-70  65-74  69-74  19-24  30-32  25-32  25-32  Tipo 8A SS Dual-Cowl Phaeton 25-32 Tipo 8A SS roadster cabriolet  (Castagna coachwork, add 15°/a) 10/00 7/02 5/04 5/02 10/01 LAMBORGHINI 350 GT 400 GT 2+2 Miura P400 400S 400SV Espado Islero (40061 version) '5' version 2/05 8/02 2/01 2/03 9/00 Jarama (both versions) (Add $5,000 for "5") Hueco P250 P200 P300 5/98 9/03 12/02 4/03 2/04 Countach 1P400 LP 400 S LP 5000 S LP 5000 QV Anniversary Silhouette Jalpa P 350 LM002 (Americo version add $12,500.) Diablo Diablo VT Diablo Diablo VT roadster Murcielago Gall ardo LANCIA 82061 (p51-5  3/03  6th series  B24 Spider America  B24 convertible  611 2+2 Touring coupe  Flaminia convertible 2.5L  Flaminia Sport Nato  90-93  94-99  96-01  96-99  02-  04  51-58  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,697  424  $80,000 $100,000 $105,000 $130,000 5200,000 $38 000  $25,000  $100,000 $125,000 $130,000 5160,000 5250,000 $49,000  S35,000 (Note: 51,263 B20 coupes are valued higher in Europe than 54,58,6 due to their racing history. Also, contemporary reproductions such as wire wheels and Nardi wheels add more value in the U.S. than in Europe, where orijinali is rmned. 54-55  5559  59-68  240"  521  59-68  59-63  1,718  300  848  205  $97,500  $80 000  512,000  $10,000  518,500  $50,000  Fulvia 61 1.2/1.3 HF  Fulvia 61 1.6 HF Fulvia GT Nato  Stratus   65-68  69-76  67-76  74-76  1,317 4,948 800" 500 $10,000 $15,000 S13,500 $45,000    5145,000 (*Factory number, but probably optimistic, and includes approx. 20 cars in the hold of the Andrea Doria.) $110,000 $18,000  512,000 525,000  580,000  9/04 (Additions: $5,000 Nardi carb kit; $2,500 factory holdup $5,000 Borranwires.) Flominia GT Touring  10/02 3/97 6/96 (Four variations: Covered headlight 2.51; open headlight 2.5L ; double bubble sport with 2.81; super sport with chopped tail. Additions for all Flaminios: $5,000 for added triple Weber (orbs, $4,000 for original 2.8L, 3C model.)  $14,000 518,000 519,000 $65,000 4/02 5/95 4/00 99 300BC  49-52  (Deduct 55k for Fiat 1100 engine.) Daina cabriolet  51-55  52-55  52-55  70 80  20" 90'   $28,000  $200,000  5200.000  $55,000 (Additions: 55k for Grand Sport [twin Webers), $7,500 for allo bad 208 coupe (Farina & Balboa)  2085 America roadster  $350,000 5300,000 (Correct 8V engines are difficult to find. Significant deduction for incorrect type or no engine. Examples with exceptional and fully documented history can and do command exceptional prices.) STANGUELLINI 1100  Formula Junior  47-56  59  60  120  575,000  $30,000  $150,000 (Price for OHC or DOHC engines. Deduct $10k for pushrod engine. Deduct $10k for 750 engine.) $40,000 6/03 64-66  66-68  66-69  69-71  71-72  68-78  68-69  68  70-76  72-76  75-77  75-79  74-76  76-82  82-85  85-88  1989  76-78  82-88  87-90  143 244 465 138 148 1,223 129 102 327 525 66 198 149 235 323 610 657 52 410 300 $75,000 550,000 $65,000 $110,000 $180,000 $25,000 $25,000 $30,000 20 000 $13,000 $12,000 $25,000 $70,000 $50,000 $50,000 S60,000 $70,000 $25,000 520,000 $45000 $100,000 580,000 5100,000 5145,000 $225,000 $35,000 540,000 545,000 35 000 $22,500 $20,000 $35,000 $90,000 $70,000 $70,000 $85,000 588,000 540,000 535,000 S65,000 5/02 10/03 1/03 4/03 10/99 25-33  799 412   317  n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a 512,000 $45,000   510,000  5350.000 $525,000 $550,000 $600,000 $700,000 $750 000  S20,000 $38,000 528,000 $75,000 (Add: $7,000 for 427 engine, $2,500 for long-nose model. Deduct: $2,500 for 351 ci. ) $13,500  $600,000 $725,000 $750,000 5800,000 $875,000 $925,000 2/01 57-58  59-67  66-72 66-72 67-74 68-85 74-90 inc. (Correct 80 engines are difficult to find. Deduct 40% for incorrect type or no engine. Add 2$4% for significant, documented history.) n/o n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/o $9,000 $7,500 $22,500 $10,500 $4,500 $4,000 $1,750 $15,000 $9,000 $35,000 $15,000 56,500 56,000 $3,500 3/05 11/97 8/99 12/02 MASERATI A61500  (60 PF coupes, 1 Zagato) A6GCS/A6GCM  A6GCS/53  A6G54/A662000 Allemano  coupe 46-50  47-53  51-53  54-57  A6G54/A662000 Friar Snyder 54-57  A6654/A662000 Zagato coupe 54-57  (Also 6 Frua coupes, 1 Zagato Spider built.) 1505  2005, Si  3005  450S  3500 GT, GTi  3500 GT Vignole Spyder  500061 Special Bodies  Birdcage Tips 60/61 front engine Birdcage Tips 63/64 rear engine Sebring coupe SI Sebring coupe Sit Quattroporte I  Mistral coupe  Mistral Spider  Mexico 4.2  (Add $2,000 for 4.7 version.) Ghibli coupe 4.71  Ghibli coupe SS 4.9L  Ghibli Spider 4.71  Ghibli SS Spider 4.91  lady  Bora  Merak  Khamsin  Merak SS  Kyalami  11/04 3/00 1/02 6/00 55-57  55-58  55-58  56-58  57-65  59-64  59-64  59-64  61 16 52 21 12 20 24 30" 28 10 1,991 227 (3500 add $5,000 for wires, $3,500 for 5-sp.) 5000 GT Allemano coupe  32 inc. 60-61  62-65 65-66 63-69 64-70 64-69 65-68 67-70 70-73 69-71 71-72 69-74 Quattroporte II  0-turbo coupe  Biturbo spider  Biturbo Spider (in).) 228  430   Spyder  Case  MORE111 GS Bialbero (750 cc)  Borchert° Bialbero (750 cc)  54-56  63-69  n/a n/o $100,800  $125,000  5125,000 S175,000 (Spare engines are non-existant. Cars w/o engines hove marginal value at best. Add 250/s for documented, significant history.) 8/99 (51,263 were all ROD. Additions: $1,000 Nardi steering wheel; $1,500 Nardi floor shift; $5,000 Nardi (orb kit; $2,500 period Webasto sunroof; $7,500 Borrani wires.) Mt4 Mille Miglia  160061  48-56  58-61  72  128  S300,000  $65,000  5450,080 12/04 505,000  (160061 price is for Zagato Berlinetta. Deduct 530K for Fissore body, 540-560K for Boneschi body.) 12/02 (Add $2,000 for 4.71 or 4.91 engine.) 71-80 72-76 74-78 76-80 77-82 79-86 84-87 86-88 89 89-90 89-90 02-04 02-04  12 6 590,000  $400,000  5500,000  $130,000  $300,000  $4175,000  5575,000  5725,000  5125,000 S450,000 5700,000 $165,000 $391,000 5600,000 5750,000 5975,000 52,250,000 52,750,000 52,800,000 $3,200,000 527,000  $60000  535,000 585,000 $175,000  $175,000  $250,000 $300,000 (Coachwork by Touring, Micheletti, Fru°, Pinin Farina, Ghia, Bertone) 59-61  346 98 679 828 120 250 1,149 inc. 100 25 1,136 571 1,832 421 277 150 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $680,000  5900,000 $25,000 $30,000 $10,000 $25,000 $65,000 16 000 $32,000 $38,000 585800 $95,000 S16,000 $33,000 $15,000 $18,500 $17,000 S14,000 S7,500 53,000 $7,000 57,000 $6,500 $5,500 S60,000 535,000 540,000 $14,500 535,000 595,000 21 000 540,000 555,000 $130,000 $135,000 524,000 545,000 523,000 S30,000 S25,000 522,000 $11,500 $5,500 $10,000 $11,000 $9,500 58,500 $75,000 8/97 10/02 5/03 5/03 8/01 12/03 46. 11/95 8/04 5/00 6/04 9/00


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Motobilia Carl Bomstead The Price Was Right The owner of the Dodge store told him he had  gave him the sign J im Masson likes Packards. He also likes Dodges, Hudsons and a bunch of other old cars. In fact, he likes all kinds of old stuff, including automotive signs, oil cans, and even early soda advertising. The big difference between Masson and a lot of collectors, however, is that he never really paid much for the things he accumulated—if he paid anything at all. Masson started collecting over 30 years ago when there was little of today's interest in automobilia. He used to pick up pieces that were free for the asking or spend a few bucks for things worth thousands today. He procured most of his collection within a couple hundred miles of his home in Shawnee Mission, KS. Having lived there all his life, he knows just about everyone in the area, and with his low-key approach, his neighbors did not hesitate to give him a shot at whatever goodies they had stored in their attics or barns. One of the nice things about the Midwest is that people there have a strong sense of personal values, and there are still families that have lived in the same houses and farmed the same land for generations. Fathers tell their kids the stories their fathers told them about the Great Depression, and caution them about the risk of overextending their financial positions. As a result, little ever gets thrown out, making what some of us might think of as fly-over land fertile territory for the serious collector. After a lengthy deliberation, Masson decided to part with a good portion of his collection this past February. He says he is not getting out of collecting, but in fact has plans to go to a couple of the major swap meets this summer, still looking for additions to his road map collection. This is no small feat, as it numbers about 25,000, the majority being the early service station giveaways. Masson also decided to keep a large number of signs that originated in Kansas, but the rest was to be sent on to new caretakers. Aumann Auctions was selected to conduct the event and it performed to its usual high standards. Besides the land-based auction, live Internet bidding was available, and about 25% of the lots were sold that way, with another 10% through absentee bids. The 845 lots that were offered generated almost $200,000 in revenue, which was a heck of a lot more than Masson had spent over the years. 100  His collecting stories are the stuff of legend. For instance, some 25 years ago Masson stopped at a small antique shop in southern Illinois, where he spotted a couple of red and green Sinclair Aircraft gasoline signs. They were not perfect, with the red one having numerous chips on both sides and a bend at the bottom. The green sign was a touch better, but still a ways from mint. This was before the market went nuts over vintage signs, so Masson had to hesitate a bit before spending $50 for the pair. He certainly made the correct decision, as the red sign realized $4,400 while the green one flew to $6,270— about the going rate for these desirable signs. At one time Masson had an early Hudson pickup in the garage, so when he noticed a Hudson Sales and Service neon clock hanging in an antique store window, he didn't have to spend a lot of time debating if he needed it or not. While the pickup has been gone for some time, the clock found a new home at the February sale, bringing Masson $2,750. Just to put things in perspective, he says he's pretty sure he didn't get that much for the truck. Among all the lots on offer, a die-cut Packard Service double-sided porcelain sign was expected to generate some of the most serious interest. At 14 by 28 inches, and with the original hangers, it was in absolutely fabulous condition with only a couple of minor factory flaws. Packard made two versions of the sign. The first was a much rarer one with an airplane radiator cap that was thought to have been available in the mid'20s. It was replaced with the version pictured here, with the bail cap. Usually all of these had the radiator cap bent and twisted back in shape with the resulting loss of porcelain. While the $8,910 paid here was a lot for this more common version of the sign, as we keep preaching, quality is everything and again the market was willing to pay the price for this excellent example. de their year, so he Auction:  Aumann Auctions; Kansas City, KS; February 19-20, 2005 Highlight: Packard Service Porcelain Sign—Lot 48 Sale Price: 9,910 including 10% buyer's premium The story behind how Masson acquired the sign is almost as good as the sign itself. In the early '70s, he was buying a number of vehicles for his business, and in one particular year he bought about 20 cars and trucks from the local Dodge dealer who had once upon a time been a Packard dealership. The owner told Masson that his business had made their year, and as a token of thanks offered him an old Packard sign that was in the attic for years. Masson gladly accepted the sign, packed in the original crate, unused. Now how's that for a deal?* Sports Car Market


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1947-1971 Lambretta Scooters Top speed approached 70 mph, a daunting thought on 1960s rubber just ten inches in diameter . most Americans, a scooter doesn't seem like much of a vehicle, let alone a vehicle for social change. But in Europe, scooters have been immensely popular since Lambretta and Vespa reshaped post-World War II Europe by offering the masses an affordable and simpleto-use means of motorized transport. Even today, scooters cover Europe like a plague of locusts, with over 30 different makes offered. Sadly, however, Lambretta isn't one of them. T The marque had its genesis in Italy at the end of the war, where Ferdinand Innocenti recognized the urgent need to develop a transportation infrastructure. He had made steel tubes in Milan for three decades before the war, so he turned his metal forming expertise towards developing a scooter in 1944. Designer Pier Luigi Torre created a "naked" bike with a steel backbone and an exposed, air-cooled 123-cc engine that made about five horsepower. This "Model A" debuted in 1947. It was easy to ride, with a twist-grip gearshift, threespeed transmission, and foot brake. Top speed was about 40 mph, but fuel economy was somewhere north of 150 mpg, an essential selling point during this time of fuel rationing. The Lambretta scooter evolved quickly, spawning several improved designs over the next decade. Just outside of Milan, in Pontadera, what was to become Innocenti's main rival was pursuing a similar path. Piaggio had manufactured aircraft engines before the war, and wanted to find a new use for one of its designs. It eventually created a scooter that used a stressed-skin monocoque, a method borrowed from aircraft construction. With a flat floor and clamshell bodywork up to the handlebars, the Vespa (Italian for "wasp") was more sophisticated than the Lambretta, and could be ridden in nice clothes—or a skirt, as women were among the targeted market. Introduced at the 1946 Turin show, it was an immediate success. By 1951, traffic on Italian roads had increased 50%, of which 80% were scooters. Scooters were high technology for their era, with engineering sound enough that weekend tinkering was not essential. Mass-produced in a fashion that would elude Italian carmakers for another decade, brilliant marketing spread scooters across the continent. They landed starring roles in numerous '50s films, beginning with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in "Roman Holiday," and by the next decade the two-wheelers were a full-on youth phenomenon, 102  1963 Lambretta the vehicle of choice for Britain's mods. Even today, Lambrettas are the platform of choice for English scooter enthusiasts creating a mirror and reflector-bedecked two-wheel shrine. The last unfaired Lambretta was built in 1958, superceded by a new "Slimstyle" model, the Li. It offered a more attractive, streamlined body to better compete with the Vespa. Sleek side panels in bright colors were sportier than the competition's bulbous protrusions. The Lambretta engine was now horizontal, and it and the transmission moved up and down with the back wheel. The Slimstyle models are the definitive Lambrettas, made in three series through 1966. The Li was powered by a 125- or 150-cc engine, while a larger TV model boasted 175 cc. Top speed approached 70 mph, a daunting thought on 1960s rubber that was just ten inches in diameter. In 1965, British importers convinced Innocenti to build a 200-cc scooter to compete with the Vespa SS 180. The company grudgingly complied, and the TV 200 (or 200GT as it was known in England) was such a hit that its larger engine was adapted for the new SX series of 1966, the first Lambretta to be fitted with a 90-mph speedo. The last gasp for Lambretta was the handsome GP series of 1969, styled by Bertone and produced for just two years, until 1971. Innocenti was purchased by British Leyland that year, the fallout from its diversification into assembling Minis and Austin-Healey Sprites for the Italian market during the 1960s. As part of the arrangement, the Brits had first refusal if Innocenti were to sell, and in 1971, British Leyland exercised the option. It stopped car production in Italy, and after labor disputes, strikes and demonstrations, sold the Lambretta factory to India, lock, stock and barrel. Scooters continued to be built there until 1998. If you're looking for a Lambretta, Europe is still the logical place to find them in abundance, but any unrestored scooters you find there will have been used and abused. Most Lambrettas in the U.S. have likely spent much of their lives in storage and might be more easily brought back with a careful overhaul. Lambrettas can cost as little as $1,000 for a tired rat, or up to $7,500 for a nice example. Beware of the hipster-owned scooter that's been "rebuilt" with a new paint job, but is miserably out of tune. A Lambretta should start on the first or second kick, and you can expect some twostroke smoke when cold. The suspension should be pliant but not bouncy, and gearshifts should be smooth. Mau Spencer, editor of Scooterist Scene and Twist & Go magazines in England, has a few recommendations. Spares are no problem, he says, especially for the later Slimstyle and GP models, and some Indian parts can be superior replacements—cables for example. "The 200cc scooters are the most sought after, either an SX 200 or a TV 200. A TV 200 would be a very rare find in the States," he says. The Lambretta Club USA (www.lambretta Perfect Lam bretta owner: Knows why Roger Daltrey stutters in "M y Generation" Rating (** *** is best): Fun to rid e: **** Ease of maint enure: *** Appreciation p otential: *** Curiosity to ctor: *** Years produced: 19 47-1971 Number produced: 1,953,369 Original list price: £ 155 (approx. $434) in 1958 SCM Valuation: IL 000-S7,500 Tune-up/major serv ice: $150 Engine: 123-cc, 125 -cc, 150-cc, and 200-cc, aircoole d, two-stroke single Transmission: 3- an d 4-speed Weight: 120-270 lb s. Engine #: right sid e above clutch boss Frame #: right sid e by head stock Colors: many, prim only gray/off-white with colored sid e panels .org) is a good place to start, and Lambretta Works (www.lambretta.net) in San Diego, CA, will be more than happy to sell you a scooter. Cambridge Lambretta Works (www.lambretta.co.uk ) in England can give you an idea of what your money will buy across the pond. While you could certainly shell out similar money for a brand new Vespa, a nice vintage Li will carry far more street cred than Piaggio's bourgeoisie toy, and be just as useable for crosstown two-wheeling. And if you're thinking that one of those Asian-built retro scooters that sells for pocket change might be worth considering, stop right there—you'd look ridiculous festooning your Yamaha Vino with dozens of mirrors and spotlights.• Sports Car Market Scott Lansburg of Oldschoolvespas.com


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Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson  Glovebox Notes GRAN TURISMO 4 With more than 700 cars and up to 100 tracks, Gran Turismo 4 has the dangerous potential to make time simply evaporate. Paired with the Driving Force Pro wheel, this game lives up to its promise as "The Real Driving Simulator." It has beautiful graphics and an incredible physics calculation system that will leave you sizing up off-ramps during your commute to work. While GT4 won't cause you to sell your newly arrived Elise, for armchair racers it's the most realistic video game yet. Price $49.95. wvvvv.gt4 .playstation.com. A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2005 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE Price as tested: $59,985 Likes: More torque than you'll ever be able to use; Z51 performance suspension is stiff when it needs to be, yet still compliant over rough pavement; interior roomy enough for six-footers; 400-hp Chevy small-block V8 is among the most impressive performance engines ever, yet rated at 28 mpg highway Gripes: Cheap interior; first-to-fourth skip shift in manual-trans cars; lots of wind buffeting at speed; restyled front end features mouth gaping even wider than Daimler SP250 Fun to drive: *Int** Fun to look at: *int DRIVING FORCE PRO RADIO ENZO Made specifically for 014 (see above), the Driving Force Pro wheel has all the options, including stick shift or paddle shift, 900 degrees of wheel rotation, and analog, pressure-sensitive brake and gas pedals. Also works with other driving games for PlayStation 2. Price: $149.99. Logitech, 888.863.8312, www. logitech .com . Here's a funmaker for the parking lot or rec room. This radio-controlled Ferrari Enzo scale model uses a professional-quality, two-channel radio system and is powerful enough to be driven on outdoor surfaces. About twelve inches long and nine inches wide. Price: $250. F.A.O. Schwarz, 800.876.7867, www.faoschwarz.com. BODY ARMOR Driving to an auction or car show to display your fresh paintwork? Protect it from tar, debris, and stones with this handy and inexpensive "armor" kit. Magnetic panel material can easily be cut to fit and sprayed with touchup paint. Applies securely to existing panels, just remove it when you get there. Includes two 36" x 8" sheets. Price: $19.99. Eastwood, 800.345.1178, www.eastvvood.com . May 2005 FINE DETAIL Keep a bottle of Zymol's new Detail Spray around for a quick freshening at the show or sale. The spray gently removes dirt and grime, oil smudges and fingerprints, and acid rain or salt residues. Contains real carnauba sap but no alcohol or silicone. Just spray a small amount to the surface and wipe clean with a terrycloth towel. 16-oz bottle. Price: $8. Zymtil, 800.999.5563, www.zymol.com. SCRAPE-FREE MOB This short exhaust header system allows you something you've probably wished for in your MOB—more ground clearance. The American-made header system installs easily and will fit any MOB or other B-engined car. 10864.  Price: $148.95. Moss Motors, 800.667.7872, www.mossmotors.com.• Gran Turistno 4 and Driving Force Pro evaluation by Jason Glaspey. 103 Overall ownership experience: Air* Verdict: You can't buy more performance for the money, but that's the entire story here. The C6 Corvette is just the C5 rehashed with the unwanted influence of its platform-mate Cadillac XLR. So instead of getting some cool new kit like an F 1 -style transmission, the Corvette is now sporting electronic door handles and an optional navigation system. The good news is that the resale market for C5s should hit freefall by the time you read this, making putting one in your driveway a no-brainer.—JeffSabatini MERCEDES-BENZ 5LK320 Price as tested: $50,101 Likes: Driving at highway speeds with the top down is comfortable, not punishing; comfy and supportive seats; great turning radius; small, quick, and agile; Airscarf option sends warm air to your neck, perfect for chilly, sunny days Gripes: No room behind the seats; trunk space very tight; poor visibility, even with the top down; too easy to unintentionally bump the gearshift into sequential mode Fun to drive: Irk ** Fun to look at **** Overall ownership experience: *** Verdict: It's hard to miss this car, especially as in bright red it almost screams "mid-life crisis." But so long as none of my thirty-something friends were watching, it was perfect for a weekend drive on twisty back roads.—Jason Glaspey*


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Mystery Photo Answers Proper English gentlemen not wishing to soil their clothing are always advised to carry along a spare motorcar. —Tim Glace, Westmont, PA RUNNER UP: A rare option for the time: Jaguar's rudimentary OnStar system.—Martin Meissner, Mundelein, IL Once more, the Titanic sets sail with only enough lifeboats for half of the passengers.—Beb Peterson, Brooks, GA The Brits sure got tiny motor homes, don't they, Vern?—Stephen Miller, Muncie, IN As soon as I got home, I realized that I had bought the Jaguar on impulse. I decided to go back to the auction, but this time I would get something newer, bigger, more reliable and weatherproof; definitely something more powerful and comfortable, with an automatic transmission and air conditioning. And of course, any color but red.—Ronald Olson, Benicia, CA In the latest example of platform sharing within Ford, Jaguar is set to release a retrostyled model with a classic engine and body, and based upon the Super-Duty chassis, which will have the 6.0 L Powerstroke diesel engine and dual rear wheels as options.—Steve Thomas, Bronxville, NY Clarence was determined to go to any lengths to make his Jaguar perform like his TD.—Dharshan Wanasundera, Scarsdale, NY Every 150 miles we switch cars and add a quart of oil.— Walter W Cordin, Geneva, IL Jag be nimble. Jag be quick. Jag will tow, this MG rig.—Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA I should have been the trailer queen, not my sisty ugler.—John McNulty, West Winfield, NY Nigel wisely never travels without a parts car for his Jag's Lucas electronics.—Richard Castiello, Chevy Chase, MD While a bit cumbersome, the Lucas electrical systems travel insurance plan ensured that Sir William would arrive at his destination, one way or another.—Matt Hart, Woodland, WA "Now watch what Mommy does very carefully. The next time you go south you'll be on your own!"—Bob Broselow, Lubbock, TX With Lucas electronics, we live the motto, "Always carry a spare."—Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI Buoyed by the history of multiple Jaguar victories at Le Mans, yet somewhat daunted by the prospect of many Lucas electrical gremlins, Bradford Coilingsworth-Chapman IV devised his unique, all-British fourteen-wheeler entry for the 50th anniversary re-running of the East African Safari rally. Press on, regardless!— Randy Jones, Berryville, VA Ogling the posted five-mph limit, the eager MG required a lift to achieve such a daring speed.—John Fudge, Manasquan, NJ It's better than pushing a baby carriage when you have to take the kid for a check-up— WE Cruickshank, Willoughby Hills, OH And this month's winner of a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal, is Tim Glace for his astute advice.—ED.• This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: April 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-becollectible-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: mysteryphoto@sportscarrnarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 104  Sports for Market


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 Humor is the best thing; never take yourself or the hobby too seriously—Jeffrey Vogel, New York, NY More on affordable classics, less Porsche, Ferrari. More Japanese and American.—Terry Schaeffer, Chicago, IL I believe I subscribe to almost every car magazine that exists, yet I pay more attention to yours than any other.—John Ho&brands, Des Moines, IA I like in-depth discussion about a particular car's flaws, weak spots, and danger areas when looking at purchase.—Alex Cserhat, Arroyo Seco, NM Quit trying to be everything to everyone and get back to your roots. I'll give it one more year. You're becoming just another car magazine.—Peter Bowman, Lynchburg, VA More American muscle car coverage.—David Brewer, Sanford, FL I will never own a Rolls or a muscle car. They are not sports cars, they drive like pigs. Maybe you can start a sister magazine, "Pig Car Market." You're losing focus.—James Page, Boca Raton, FL Good publication, but too much American metal these days—it's just a fad.—Frank Filice, Houston, 7X Your magazine is the best thing since divorcing the ex-wife.—James Wolken Sr., Escondido, CA I would enjoy more articles about driving show cars and how to deal with road wear (stone chips, etc.).—Mike Pearce, Birmingham, AL I enjoy the magazine as it is. Have you considered long-term tests of Editor Martin's stable? More documentation of the actual loss incurred with the 330 America might keep me from making a similar decision. Might.—John Con- Comments With Your Renewal drick, Norwood, MA. Sadly, the reason some of my cars qualift for a long-term test is because they haven't run for a long time—ED. Please provide more BMW coverage. Where's the love for the M-series?—Paul Rohovsky, Torrance, CA I love most of the changes 1 have seen in the magazine since 1998, but please don't become too similar to duPont Registry with 100% ads. Still my favorite car mag, bar none.—Cal Turner, Nashville, TN I used your info to smartly negotiate my first Ferrari. Hope it isn't a fright pig.—Lemuel Ward Kerr, Ramona, CA My favorite magazine for years now, but lose the motorcycle column—Robert Kenton, Reno, NV Keep the bike reviews going.—Walter Chomentowski, East Lansing, MI Please continue to encourage your auction contributors to add their opinions on cars that are auctioned. Since I will never see the car, I don't care if the wheels are polish marked. Rather, I love to hear what they think about a particular car, how it drives, and its collectibility.—Greg Natonson, Skokie, IL I own a 288 GTO like the one in the February 7 issue of Auto Week The car is not a 308, it has killer looks from any angle, it has awesome power, and only 272 were built. It is widely admired at shows. What's not to understand?—Chuck Schoendorf, Norwalk., CT Your BMW M6 price guide is way off. The range is $18k-$28k. You can check this in the club magazine or online. Your $12k-$15k is for a wreck—Warren Cox, Washington, DC And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewal.— ED.• John  An estimated • Cars Pictured : 1957 Messersmitz KR-200 and 1954 Nash Metropoliton, from Mitch'sPersonal Collection, available for sale at$23,000 and $7,800 respectively. upcoming events Portland, OR - April 9-10th - 150 cars April May *Reno in the Spring - May 7-8th - 200 cars DAA -Spokane, Washington -May 11th -150 cars Puyallup, WA - May 21st - 125 cars June July *Coeur d'Alene, ID - June 18th - 150 cars cal s Jackson Hole, WY - July 2nd-3rd - 150 August *Reno, NV - A,ug. 4-7th - 850 cars September October Flagship *Sun Valley, ID - Sep. 3-4th - 250 cars Portland, Oregon - Oct. 1st - 150 cars November Spokane, Washington - Nov. 5th - 100 cars *P,rizona in the Fall - Nov. 12-13th - 200 cars ** Flagship Auction *Premier Auction ani■ COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS best spolg Over 800 cars auctioned Cons' tsn aeraer  ahv.I ail e August 4-7 24#3, Auction Collector Cat Reno /Sparks Convention Center this 4-day event duririg s a th biel e -800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com May 2005  105 ' ' Saturday & Sunday. For more call Silver 200 cars will Mays7-8th, 200 be auctioned at at 1-800-2.55-4485 M-F,  Vehicles  with No Reserve 7% ($300 Minimum) 4% Vehicles with a Reserve - and on for selling a vehicle - Spring Into Reno csign your car ($150 Minimum) today! • ENTRY FEB: Range From $100 - $300 COMMISS/ONS info, or hotel PST h Hotel/ Ceiba this 2-day event. accommodations


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCMwebsite listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. 1963 Lotus Super Seven Type II March Indy Car #87C-01, Luyendyk 7 o/a, 18th Indy, road course trim, 100 miles on Rod Davis DFX, huge spares, SVRA logbook. $75k ono. Jerry Bensinger, 330.759.5224, days.(OH) ENGLISH 1948 Jaguar Sedan 3.5 litre DHC Recent full service and cosmetic detail by Classic Showcase to a driver level. Maroon/black interior hood & boot. Superb craftsmanship & fit. Classic Showcase buy/restore/sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec, tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, 0-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cost SUs, (-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gearbox is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are (-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period (-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. $119,900, trades? See photos at www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1955 MG TF 1500 Ebony Black with Biscuit hides, 4-sp synchro, $100,000 restoration by Doc's Jags, a/c, hi-perf. engine, jukebox CD, 9 others in stock. $66,000. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com (AZ) (AZ) 1961 Jaguar E-Type FHC 1960 Jaguar 4.2 Liter Jaguar Mk II Professionally restored; 1500 cc Cosworth; Webers; new upholstery, top and side curtains; fuel cell; Accu-sump; MSD ignition; many spares: Yesterday's Auto, 612.872.9733 wymyesterdaysauto .com. (MN) 1964 Jaguar 4.2 Mk X Restoration to driver level. Black exterior with burgundy interior. Superb craftsmanship & fit. Classic Showcase buy/restore/sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Roadster Nice driver, restored several years ago, tight and usable, not rusty, black over red with a black interior. $29,000, Trades? See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1965 Jaguar 3.85 Sedan Total concours restoration, street & competition race ready, high performance options, superb craftsmanship & fit, Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/ Sell 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1963 MGB Special Edition for 100 Anniversary, Sir William Lyons. 500 made. 230 Stateside. 18k miles. Supercharged 390 hp, 5 secs to 60. Cross drilled Brembo brakes. 19" Montreal wheels. Nay system. $45,000. Mike Tate, 215.628.4961, mjtate1414@cs.com . (PA) Restoration to show driver level. Dark blue exterior with gray interior. Superb craftsmanship & fit. Classic Showcase buy/restore/sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1967 Jaguar 3.8 Liter Mk II FRENCH 1950 Talbot Logo T2605 One of only 10 special edition Millennium Edition Mulliner Coupes. Truly a "Silent Sportscar" with massive performance. Impeccable condition throughout. $175,000. (CA) 2002 Jaguar XJR-100 2000 Bentley Continental R Well-documented restoration ; new interior, top, boot, tonneau cover, dash pad ; working gauges; original 1500 cc; same family 35 years: Yesterday's Auto, 612.872.9733 www.yesterdaysauto. com (MN) 1960 Jaguar 3.0 Liter Mk ll V-6 Buick, built and balanced. Muncie 4-speed, all steel flares, roll bar, etc. Pro-built, absolutely no rust ever, always garaged. Beautiful and fast. $9,500 obo. 805.466.1015. (CA) (CA) 1963 Jaguar )(RE Coupe Cal. black plate in opalescent silver-blue with navy hides. As new! Automatic, air conditioned, power steering & brakes, 30,000 two-owner miles. $59,900. 480.951.0777. wvmdocsjags.com (AZ) 1975 Modus Formula 3 Race Car S/N 110123. Fully restored and rare Franay fastback coupe. Outstanding condition. Past Pebble Beach participant. Runs strong and with preselector gearbox great for any event. $350,000. 510.653.7555. www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) GERMAN 1955 Porsche 1600 Soeedster B-W 5-speed in silver/w navy hides, fresh body off, air, CD sound, 9 other avail. $59,900. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com (AZ) Fresh full restoration by Doc's Jags. Opalescent Silver-Blue w/ Biscuit hides, none better. Cal. black plate, alloy dash, priced @ 1/2-cost of restoration. $48,850. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com (AZ) 2000-cc Toyota-Nova DOHC engine. Danny Sullivan and Eddie Cheever drove same car for factory. Race ready and very competitive, some spares. $35,000 obo. 805.238.2185. (CA) #81105. Full concours restored from original California car. Present ownership since 1974. An exceptional driver, fully sorted, #1 condition Speedster. $100k/Ferrari Daytona trades? Rollin, 312.362.4739 days, rollinpol@yahoo.com . (IL) 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Silver/red, 21,000 miles, which we believe to be ac- 106 Sports Cot Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery curate. Outstanding mechanicals, beautiful original interior, body cosmetics are fair. $289,000. Call for details, see photos on www.continentalautosports .com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1969 Porsche 911S 12 cyl. Low mileage, all power option ; Bose stereo, soft and hard top, one touch fastening system. Rare series model. Execellent condition. About S31,000. 303.761.2266 (CO) 2002 Porsche GT2 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia  1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Original, all correct numbers. Polo Red. 2.0 MFI. Excellent all-around condition. $36,900. 860.364.0440. e-mail, scylla66@yahoo.com . (CT) 1973 Porsche 911 RS Sport Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. "PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2K miles. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com (CA) 2002 BMW M3 Convertible 6-sp, rare Phoenix Yellow, black leather & top, navigation, heated seats, headlight washers, park distance control, sensing wipers, xenon, Harman Kardon disc changer. 16,156 miles. $46,995. Jane Fox, 315.246.9622. (NY) Light yellow. All steel flares. 2.4 MFI. Original 73E with matching numbers. Excellent condition. Ready to go. $26,900. 860.364.0440. e-mail, scylla66@yahoo.com. (CT) (CT) 1977 Porsche 9115 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. $13,800. Geo Pacific 408.730.1852. (CA) 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Brilliant silver with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, Zenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheel with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704 ; www.canepa.com . (CA) ITALIAN 1925 Lancia Lambda Boanail Pirona Special 67k, all original. Gunmetal gray, black leather, unmarked body or wheels. $28,500. Tom Murphy, tfmurphy3@charter.net, 775.265.7628. (NV) 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600R Prepared for and successfully completed Mille Miglia Retrospective. With strengthened 7th series components and Pirotta head this car is ready for any event. $98,500. sales@fantasyjunction.com , 510.653.7555. (CA) Restoration completed in 2002. Bare metal paint job, all chrome redone, suspension rebuilt & refinished, engine rebuilt, new top, windshield, Michelins, correct interior. Many awards. S32,000. Tina 626.797.1512, btinavc@sbcglobal.net . (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes Benz E55 AMG Re-creation of my 1966 SCCA NW/Oregon Regional B Sedan Championship Car. Everyday driver, vintage racer, track days, tours & rallies. Legal for most vintage events. $14,750. Denny Pillar, 503.554.9865 or e-mail pillar27@aol.com for pictures & more info. (OR) 1963 Ferrari 250 GT 1000/a ground up restoration by Shelton. Early 2 cam shortnose. Multiple platinum winner. Won 2004/2005 Coppa Meccanica. VIN: 6681. 772.288.0284. (FL) 1967 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 S/N 4735. Gorgeous example of one of the loveliest automobiles ever. Beautiful in Verde Pino and Tan. Excellent condition with $47,000 in recent engine and work by Patrick Ottis. $335,000. 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso Chassis 11133. Exceptional driver. Dark red with tan leather and black carpets. Paint and interior are recent and very nice. We have just completed a comprehensive inspection and service. All equipment is in working order and the car drives as it should. $62,900. Call for more details, see photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 100% ground up restoration completed. Multiple platinum winner. Cavallino Coppa 2005. VIN: 9337. 772.288.0284.(FL) Lamborghini Countach 50005 QV Full 100% ground up restoration completed, and current major service. Multiple platinum winner. Won 2005 Cavallino Coppa. VIN: 5255. 772.288.0284. (FL) 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider #A12116, rear-wing, fuel-injected/US (with 15,000 mile service done). Immaculate original red paint/cream interior, black. "Lambo" mats/carpet with matching headliner, 12,300 actual miles, engine-out service with upgrades: Clutch-assembly, duff., all seals/gasket/rubber belts, boots, a/c, water & air pumps, reman drives, injectors, alternator, windshield, etc., by Lamborghini Chicago. Anna (factory) equal-length headers: "Jet Hot" in silver and F-1 sport exhaust system: "Jet Hot" in black, MSD ignition and 'super-tuned by the Wayne www.firraribuj.com +2500 Ferrari - Lambo hini for sale 108 Sports Car Market


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Obey, Motion Products, Neenah, WI (freaky-fast & legal). Pirelli P-Zeros, 3M Stoneguard Protection, JVC/JL audio system/350 watt (no int. cutting) CD changer, backup camera-monitor, wired Valentine One. Flawless Euro exterior front/sides/rear: nobumpers by L'Car Corp., Cameron WI: Appraised by concours judge, Robert Lorkowski. Before restoration in collection; very little use/not registered/licensed since '89. $92,000, view at www. toms-toys.com/lamborghini.htm . 715.839.9129, 715.839.9114 (fx). c/o Ole. (WI) SWEDISH 1968 Volvo 1800S Coupe 352c, Fmx, stock, slight engine mods, air, new paint, have build slip, new Goodyears, Arizona rust-free car, $18,995. 520.298.7007, 800.279.3456. (A2) 1974 Jeep Wagoneer engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Contact John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. johnhveinberger@aol.com . (IL) 1972 Mustang Mach 1 One of 100, factory built. 1300-cc Citroen-powered. With top and zip-inside curtains. Completely serviced, ready to go, parts easily available. Trihawk Web site @ www.designmassitcom/trihawk. $13,000, S.F. bay area, contact Larry at trihawk4sale@aol.com . (CA) 2004 Chevrolet Cadillac XLR 1983 Trihawk 3 Wheeler New "Show Truck". Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: Brake system, Suspension, Center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, four 9" monitors and one 7" monitor in visor w/ DVD and wireless headphones, birdseye veneering, and Canepa Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com . (CA) WANTED 1953 Corvettes Wanted: 1953 to 1962 Corvette project cars, barn cars, basket cases, parts inventories. $1,000 finder's fee paid! Fair prices paid. Contact Jay, 512.799.8088, e-mail jays1953vette@yahoo.com . (TX) Jaguar XX140 MC Roadster Model: P18005 4 speed w/OD, asking $15,000. Excellent body and undercarriage condition. Excellent running condition. Driven seasonally. New paint '96 original color. New interior. New suspension. Many new, replaced, or rebuilt parts. 207.236.6894, john@scholzandbarclay.com . (ME) AMERICAN 1932 Ford Hi Boy Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rodder magazine, Feb. 1992). "The Mean Green Machine," Chevy Z24 150,000 miles, one-family owned since new, recent restoration including engine rebuild (2002); paint, chrome interior, etc. in 2004. Runs strong. Best offer over $6,000, or trade for 10-seat private jet— after all, it's a member of the family. 503.890.7028. (OR) Will pay top dollar for one of the best Jaguars out there. Urgent! Call Dick @ 415.307.9117 (cell). (CA) Bought for $77,000. Hardtop convertible. As new. 10,000 miles $67,000 obo. Southern Florida. 954.782.7051, Jim Henderson. (FL) 2005 Canepa Design Escalade ESV 2004 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato Round Tail Prefer to pay for the best example but will consider any condition. Must be complete. Contact John Weinberger. 630.655.3535. (IL). #6025443 The quintessential British roadster of the '30s, with rare Wilson pre-selector gearbox. Excellent thou ghout, continuous chain of owners. Stored for many years, needs some fettling to make it road worthy. Also Available '51 Jowett Jupiter Roadster RHD One owner car, with quality professional restoration almost finished. '61 Facet Vega FaceIlia Cabriolet One owner, 40K km with all books and records, in splendid running and driving condition. BB One Exports Moy 2005 Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  bbone@dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 109 chassis #FJ125/60. BMC powered in absolutely superb condition, race or show ready; fully sorted out. With pre-selector gearbox; properly stored in dry storage for 40 years, correct, complete and in need of re-commissioning.


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Resource Directory  Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.corn. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, RondPoint des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr. www.artcurial .com. (FR) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com . www .barrett-jacicson.com. (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterflelds.com. (CA) Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, 5W7 1HH. wvvw.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.3353063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www .bransonauction.com. (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2699, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www .christies.com. (CA) Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www .mecumauction.com . (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com . (NY) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www .classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP LAO. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) any situation. Visit www.collectorcarappraisal.com for details. (CT) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 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. davidbrovvnell@adelphia.net . (VT) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). clhkinney@usappraisal.com; www .usappraisal.com. (VA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/ investment. "World's best-known auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/ briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395-$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive — the best. www sobertdemarsltd.com . (FL) AUTOMOBILIA Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. wwwjonathankendall.com . (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 16-17, 2005. 38page list of memorabilia available. singer356®aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com . (CA) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest.net, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rocicydb5@sbcglobal.net . (OK) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com ; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal .com. (VA) Charles W. Clarke Automotive Consultants/Appraisers. 860.658.2714. Hartford, Connecticut area based, travel available, 40-plus years automotive experience, capability to deal with most 110  BUY/SELL/GENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www .autocollectorsgarage.com . (TX) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto.com . (WI) Dragone Classics, 203 335-4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics.com , david@dragoneclassics.com ; www .dragoneclassics.com. (CT) eBay Motors. 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. www.ebaymotors.com . Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. 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. sales@fantasy-junction.com, www .fantasyjunction.com. (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info@grandprixclassics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) VIR Gallery. 336 210 5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, Virginia, 24520. ryow@virclub.com, www.virgallery .com. (VA) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@concourstransport.com , www.concourstransport.com . (WA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-tocoast service. www.passporttransport .com. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com. (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest .com. (MA) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and high-end brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford .com. (CT) Woodside Credit. 800.717.5180, fax 800.717.5177. Founded on more than 40 years of consumer lending experience, we are dedicated to providing our dealers and customers with attractive financing options. Competitive rates, flexible terms, and consumer lending expertise. Contact us directly, apply online, or ask your dealer. Open 7 days a week. www.woodsidecredit.com . COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aoncollectorcar.com . 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. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com . (MI) Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance, 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.parishheacock .com. (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.whynotlease.com. (CT) Sports Car Market


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Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putnamleasing.com . (CT) RESTORATION — GENERAL Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone—we are for you. www.vantaaj.com . (CO) Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) Performance Restoration, 440.968.3655, 17444 US Rt. 6, Montville, OH 44024. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, muscle,vintage. 8 years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 5 hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/ info: supercharged@alltel.net . (OH) Vantaaj Restoration & SPORTS AND COMPETITION reideve R 4e414' .1' Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingservices .com. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy.com . (NC) The Colorado Grand. 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett. 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. (CO) ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the May 2005 Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, 863.683.1540. October 14-16. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this FREE event or to pre-register visit www.lakemirrorclassic.com . (FL) The Carolina Trophy. acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd. corn. (MO) AC 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. (OR) 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. (OR) JWF Restorations, Inc. Austin-Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive AustinHealey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey .org. (OR) Austin-Healey Club of America, 877.5.HEALEY, fax 704.283.7765, www.healeyclub.org . P.O. Box 3220, Monroe, NC 28111-3220. With 45 affiliated regional clubs throughout North America, the AHCA offers its members a monthly color magazine, full-color calendar, technical support, book discounts, sourcing for suppliers and services, annual Conclave, and connection to 4,000 Healey enthusiasts worldwide. membership@healeyclub.org . (NC) Aston Martin Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.astonmartin-lotus.com . Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and preowned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www .astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARE. VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotive-restorations.com. (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www.autosport-designs.com . (NY) 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www .kevinkayrestorations.net . (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Kevin Kay Restorations. Austin-Healey Specialists 262-375-0876 www.fourintune.com 111 0 WVVVV.BARTHOLLAND.COM RESTORAT1ON@BARTHOLLAND.COM a Plankier 22 2771 XL Boskoop-NL +31 (0) 172211344 f +31 (0) 172218321 RESTORATION? wit books4cars.COM Your Source for Automotive manuals & enthusiast books. 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Resource Directory Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. corn, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship w/Overnight Delivery CALL MONTE SHELTON JAGUAR: JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Rolls-Royce/Bentley Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR!. VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www .centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 195610 present, You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. wwwjcna.com . (KY) in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www .internationalauto.com . (VA) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Performance Motoring Associates 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com . www.alfaromeorestorations.com. (CA) Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. High-class paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it . Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR!. VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy), +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. 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 eilliSS urriE - e  . P ." 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In NJ 973-142-2692 • Fax 973-742-8369 112 email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  800.594.0805  503.231.5103  Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. corn, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.496.3000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars .com, www.familyclassiccars.com . FORZA. 860.350.1140, fax 860.350.1148. Buyers and sellers of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and related exotic cars. Also interested in memorabilia, parts, manuals, books, etc., related to above cars. Willing to compensate for information that leads to purchase. forzamot®aol.com , www .forzamotorsports.com. (CT) 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. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferraris-online .com. (CA) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Ron Tonkin Gran T'urismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Sports Car Market


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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. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Symbolic Motor Car Company, 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www.symbolicmotors .com. (CA) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbomauto.com . (MA) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI. VRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase. corn, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol .com. (CA) Porsche 356 Registry. 810.688.9090, fax 810.688.9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Information: Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org . (M1) with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com . (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. jack@73rs .com. (CA) BMW Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARL VRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Bamum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Shelby 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. (CT) PARTS AND ACCESSORIES J-4,111411 ..,artl'A Greatwest Lubricants, 888.838.6308. Authorized dealer for premium Amsoil synthetic lubrication and filtration products. Protect your investment with the finest lubrication products available and benefit from lower operating costs and extended oil change intervals. All products can be ordered online and shipped from US & Canadian distribution centers. www .greatwestlubricants.ca . (CAN) GARAGE/TOOLS Baldhead Cabinet Company, 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com . (CA) REAL ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Alain Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com , jrrouse.com. (CA). Classic Showcase is looking to purchase... Original, Project. Driver, Show Driver Jaguars and other classic collectibles. Creating Show Winners and Great DriferS current restoration openings available - World Class4estoration Facilities .5 Acres(. 40,000 SeFt. Enclosed 401 0 Plus Years Ekdieillib-‘1e.n. ce Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European`Vehicles042 Showrooms '- 73rs.com, 310.927.3193. 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( .1 ...watch 1 Carl Bomstead A lot of early advertising featured factory smokestacks belching out black smoke, an indication that they were busy and prosperous W hat's a subscription to Sports Car Market worth? In the case of SCMer Bill Martin, about $4,600. He noticed the Polly oil quart can that we reported on in the February issue and recalled that he had one stashed away. That can sold for $1,441, but Martin's Polly can was a five-quart one, which is hard to find and infrequently offered for sale. His was unopened and in very nice condition. He listed it on eBay, and after 29 bids it sold for $4,617.89—a nice windfall that's given Martin, no relation to our Editor, a new appreciation for his subscription. Here are a few more items to go looking for in your garage. EBAY #7123236487—RAND McNALLY OFFICIAL HOTEL "ARROW HEAD" PORCELAIN SIGN. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 32. SOLD AT: $8,800. Date: 1/2/2005. In the mid-'20s, the Rand McNally travel guide would recommend establishments—it is assumed for a fee—with signs available to promote the status. Three types of signs were offered, for hotels, garages and restaurants. This is the more common one, but all are now scarce. The condition here was excellent, and the price, while up there, was not out of line. Some years ago I found the garage version of this sign for $2,000 and sold it later for $4,000, thinking at the time that I was very much the shrewd fellow. Today the sign would bring at least $12k, so I don't mention this episode very often. EBAY #7133244957— SILENT CHIEF ONE QUART MOTOR OIL CAN. First Bid: $299. Number of Bids: 10. SOLD AT: $1,225. Date: 2/13/2005. To oil can collectors, the graphics and condition are everything. This one received high marks on both counts. While oil cans have been soft of late, clearly the buyers are out there for the right pieces. Now if this were the five-quart version... EBAY MOTORS #4515527262-1953 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE. First Bid: $100. Number of Bids: 10. SOLD AT: $40,000. Date: 12/29/2004. This is an example of how to sell a car on eBay Motors. The seller started the auction at a low price to encourage activity, and ran lots of pictures and a full description. He accentuated the positive features and mentioned the negative (such as a 1954 engine rather than the original, but he even managed to make a plus out of that), and the result was a quick sale. Someone jumped on the "Buy It Now" price, which was fair enough that both the buyer and seller should feel they did fine. 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. 114  Mobilgas AIRCRAFT one of the more difficult to find, for the obvious reason that there were fewer locations EBAY #7132917834—MOBIL AIRCRAFT GASOLINE PUMP PLATE. First Bid: $100. Number of Bids: 21. SOLD AT: $2,600. Date: 2/12/2005. There are about 27 different versions of Mobil gasoline pump plates. This one, for aircraft fuel, is selling aviation fuel than regular old gas. This was actually a pretty good buy, as the last time I saw one of these sell, it was for about $1,000 more than what was paid here. EBAY MOTORS #7953287514 - 1959 CADILLAC DATA BOOK. First Bid: $100. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $570. Date: 2/13/2005. This salesman's data book was stated to be in excellent condition. It has 118 pages of information including options, chassis and engine features, and body styles. A must-have for a '59 Caddy owner who wants to know what is correct on his car, or just wants to accessorize his car show display. These are infrequently offered, and this one sold at a reasonable price. EBAY #7131745113— JENNEY GASOLINE PUMP PLATE. First Bid: $25. Number of Bids: 28. SOLD AT: $4,250. Date: 2/7/2005. A lot of early advertising featured factory smokestacks belching out black smoke, somehow an indication that they were busy and prosperous. Today, of course, even oil companies are trying to convince the buying public that they're "green." The Jenney Manufacturing brand is very collectible today, and small pump plates that were attached to gas pumps are desirable items. This strong combination resulted in big bucks. The condition was very good, with just a few edge chips, but this still seems like a bunch of money for a sign that is just twelve inches in diameter. EBAY #5945603567—HOT ROD MAGAZINE, VOL. 1 NO. 1, JANUARY 1948. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $936. Date: 1/4/2005. Here's another way to make some dough with a magazine—just keep it for six decades and hope it becomes an institution. This is an impossible magazine to find, and it sold for a not-unrealistic price. It was stated to be in fair condition and complete except for the subscription coupon. The same seller also offered Vol. 1 No. 2, which realized $765.55. 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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