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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! January 2015 . Volume 27 . Number 1 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 60 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 197 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales by Paul Hardiman 62 78 90 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe $275,145 / Bonhams The buyer likely got the best of this deal ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 64 1970 Range Rover $216,999 / Silverstone The first production Rangie cashes in GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 66 100 112 126 1905 Fiat 60 HP 5-Passenger Tourer $825,000 / RM Provenance helps boost a strong price AMERICAN 1962 Porsche 356B T-6 Super 90 Cabriolet $184,921 / Silverstone Big bucks for a not-so-super Super 90 by Carl Bomstead 68 RACE by Mark Wigginton 72 BARRETT-JACKSON Las Vegas, NV: Barrett hits yet another 99%-plus sales rate when 704 of 706 cars sell for $33m — Travis Shetler BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: A 1936 Lagonda LG45R makes a record $2.5m at the Goodwood Revival, and 78 of 106 cars total $25m — Paul Hardiman SILVERSTONE London, U.K.: A color-changed Daytona Spyder makes $3.7m, pushing total sales to $16.3m, with 34 of 56 cars sold — Paul Hardiman RM AUCTIONS Hershey, PA: 157 out of 169 change hands, and a 1930 Cadillac Series 452 V16 roadster goes for $1.1m, pushing totals to nearly $14m — Sam Fiorani ROUNDUP Highlights from Mecum in Dallas, TX; Silver in Portland, OR; Silverstone in Northamptonshire, U.K.; and Brightwells in Herefordshire, U.K. — Cody Tayloe, Jeremy Da Rosa, Paul Hardiman 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster $1,100,000 / RM Powerful engine, powerful price 16 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA $275,145 / Bonhams Lighter, faster — and much more valuable Cover photo: 1905 Fiat 60 HP 5-Passenger Tourer; Jeremy Cliff ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market


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COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears Arizona Car Week is really about the auctions Keith Martin 46 Affordable Classic The Opel Kadett Rallye’s 1.1-liter engine offers a pure European driving experience, similar to the 1,300-cc Alfas Jeff Zurschmeide 48 Collecting Thoughts Does the McLaren MP4-12C have the bones of a future collectible? Miles Collier 50 Legal Files A sketchy past makes a beautiful Mercedes-Benz 280SL into Frankenstein’s Monster John Draneas 52 Simon Says Jump into Simon’s Time Machine — no, it’s not a fax machine — for a visit to the giddy days of 1989 Simon Kidston 70 The Cumberford Perspective The Cadillac V16 had a fantastic engine and chassis, but most bodies were blunt and graceless Robert Cumberford 158 eWatch The same guy authenticated two different “Easy Rider” choppers. Let the legal battle begin Carl Bomstead FEATURES 54 2014 Concours d’Elegance of America: Excellence rolls on at St. John’s 56 2014 Stan Hywet Concours: Glenmoor is gone, but there’s a new contender on the block DEPARTMENTS 24 Auction Calendar 24 Crossing the Block 32 Concours and Events: SCM and ACC Insider Seminars in Scottsdale, Arizona Concours, Laguna Seca schedule 34 Contributors: Get to know our writers 36 You Write, We Read: “We made a deliberate decision to ‘overpay.’ We LOVE this car” 40 Display Advertisers Index 42 Time Pieces: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande GMT 42 Neat Stuff: Camera phone tripod and sculptures of speed 44 In Miniature: 1975 Alfa Romeo 33/TT/12 44 Speaking Volumes: Shelby Mustang Fifty Years 88 Glovebox Notes: 2014 Nissan Rogue SV FWD, 2015 Acura MDX-SH AWD SUV 106 Fresh Meat: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, 2013 BMW M6 coupe, 2013 Lotus Evora S 2+2 134 Rising Sun: Recent sales of Japanese cars 142 Mystery Photo: “I don’t always tailgate with caviar. But when I do, I prefer El Cornicho” 142 Comments with Your Renewal: “Should never have subscribed. Garage just too small. ” 48 Collecting Thoughts 18 144 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 152 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 56 Stan Hywet Concours Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Barrett-Jackson is the Pebble Beach of Arizona “Sold, sold, sold,” is the mantra of Arizona Car Week Now, strip malls and suite-style hotels are everywhere, and finding a room, even at the last minute, is rarely a problem. As the emcee of the Arizona Concours, I am fortunate to stay at the Biltmore for auction week. It’s a far cry from the Motel 6 on Camelback Road. Barrett-Jackson was really the first event on the map in Arizona, beginning 44 years ago in 1971. Barrett-Jackson continues to define spectacle when it comes to auctions, with its staggeringly large facilities, huge crowds, registered bidders that number in the thousands (incomprehensible to European auction houses) and landmark prices for cars across the marque and model spectrum. Couple this with hours and hours of live television coverage, this year on the Velocity Channel, and you have an event which is synonymous with a collector car auction to many people. It is fair to say that Barrett-Jackson is an incubator for future car collectors. They begin by watching the show on television, and at some point, they attend as a spectator. If the event resonates with them, they register to bid. Then they begin to buy and sell cars. If they decide they want to add to their auction experiences, and It doesn’t get any bigger than this and Amelia Island in March. The signature event for the Monterey Classic Car Week is the Pebble O Beach Concours d’Elegance. It follows the auctions, marque shows and historic races. All eyes are on the cars displayed on the 18th Fairway that Sunday. Five months later, and now nearly upon us, is Round Two: Arizona Auction Week. In the desert, it is Barrett-Jackson that is the once and future king. Just one month after that, our traveling motorized circus moves to Paris. The oddly French gathering of old cars, vintage parts and period clothing known as Rétromobile is the initial draw to the City of Light, and the auctions are a tasty addition. It all wraps up just a few weeks later at Amelia Island. The Sunday concours is the culmination of the weeklong festivities, which now include auctions and ancillary events. Then, just five months later, it’s time for Monterey again. Barrett-Jackson owns the desert Arizona is a very different animal than the other three events. The classic car week there is really all about the auctions. It’s telling that the Arizona Concours d’Elegance, now in its second year, is held on the Sunday before the auctions begin. The concours is a lead-in rather than the culminating moment as it is with Pebble or Amelia. I’ve been going to the Arizona auctions for 27 years. Even more impressive than the growth in the sales has been the constant development of the Scottsdale desert. In 1988, it was nearly impossible to find a place to stay anywhere near Horseworld, as the location of Barrett-Jackson was then called. The Princess wasn’t far away, but it was very expensive. I recall a couple of times when I went down early to take in the Kruse auction the weekend before Barrett-Jackson, and I stayed in a variety of quickly forgotten cheapie motels. 20 ur collector car world has four epicenters, and each has its own anchor event. The vintage car calendar starts with Monterey in August, followed by Arizona in January, Paris in February perhaps try something in a different setting, RM, Gooding, Bonhams, Russo and Steele, and Silver all offer great cars during Arizona Auction Week, each in their own particular style. Like coming home Just as no visit to Monterey is complete without going to Pebble, a visit to Arizona auction week must include stopping by WestWorld and taking in Barrett-Jackson. For me, in my nearly three decades of attending Barrett-Jackson, there is a comfort and familiarity when I see the stage with the enormous American flag stretched above it. Auctioneer Spanky Assiter will always have two sets of glasses perched on his forehead. The ringmen will be predictably and wildly enthusiastic as each new bid is offered. The organization will be flawless, with more than 1,000 cars crossing the block exactly on schedule. They start on January 10 and end on January 18. Over the years, I’ve developed an Arizona routine. I usually drop into Barrett-Jackson on Wednesday, when things are relatively quiet. On Thursday and Friday, I make my rounds of the other auctions, seeing friends and looking at the lots on offer. But all the time I am doing this, Barrett-Jackson is selling cars, non- stop, from late morning to late evening. Saturday night at Barrett-Jackson is the world’s largest car party. The energy in the room is electric, and car after car sells for what seems like stratospheric prices. I come back on Sunday for a little decompression. The crowds are smaller, and you can feel the lingering afterglow of Saturday. I poke around the now-greatly-diminished field seeing if there is anything tasty left crossing the block, hoping to perhaps steal a car. But there are easily several hundred others doing exactly the same thing, so I have yet to sneak a deal past the eyes of the other bidders — even after all these years. As you pack for Arizona Auction Week, be aware that you are really coming to the home of the collector car auction as we know it. The concours are the highlight of Amelia and Monterey, and Paris centers on Rétromobile. The focus in Arizona has always been, and always will be, about asking for just one more bid. “Sold, sold, sold,” is the mantra of the week. ♦ Sports Car Market Tony Piff


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted For more information about these events, see the SCM Insider’s Guide to the Arizona Auctions, polybagged with this issue. Featured cars: • 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster. Concours restoration. • 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429. Restored to “Trailer Concours Gold” standards. • Star Car: The Sport Speciale roadster. One-off hand-built custom with over 7,000 hours invested. More: www.russoandsteele.com Bonhams — The Scottsdale Auction Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 13–14 More: www.bonhams.com Last year: 87/101 cars sold / $23.4m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione. The ex-Scuderia Filipinetti Le Mans, Spa-Francorchamps and Imola class winner. Ferrari Classiche certified. • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder. Ferrari Classiche certified. Star Car: 1950 General Motors Futurliner at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Proceeds will benefit the Armed Forces Foundation Dave Rupp — Fort Lauderdale Beach Auction Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL When: January 9–11 Featured cars: • 1936 Cord phaeton • Supercharged 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk More: www.ftlauderdaleauction.com Tom Mack — Charlotte in January Where: Charlotte, NC When: January 9–10 More: www.tommackclassics.com Barrett-Jackson — Scottsdale 2014 Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 10–12 Last year: 1,401 of 1,405 sold / $110m Featured cars: • Star Car: 1950 General Motors Futurliner. Offered from the Ron Pratte Collection. Proceeds to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation. • 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 “Super Snake.” Numbers-matching with original body. • 1949 MG TC roadster. Carroll Shelby’s first race car. More: www.barrett-jackson.com Russo and Steele — Sports and Muscle in Scottsdale Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 15–18 Last year: 484/735 cars sold / $21m Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. DECEMBER 2—COYS London, U.K. 3—H&H Droitwich, U.K. 4—BONHAMS New York, NY 4–6—MECUM Kansas City, MO 5–6—RALEIGH CLASSIC Raleigh, NC 7—WEBBS Auckland, NZL 7—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. Star Car: The one-off Sport Speciale roadster at Russo and Steele Scottsdale 24 8—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 12–13—MECUM Austin, TX 16—BARONS Surrey, U.K. JANUARY 8—BONHAMS Las Vegas, NV 8–10—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 9–10—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 9–11—DAVE RUPP Fort Lauderdale, FL 10—COYS Maastrict, NLD 10—COYS Birmingham, U.K. Sports Car Market Star Car: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione at Bonhams Scottsdale • 1938 Bugatti Type 57 roadster. An award-winner at The Quail and Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. More: www.bonhams.com 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. 10–18—BARRETTJACKSON Scottsdale, AZ 14–16—RM Phoenix, AZ 14–18—RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ 15—BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ 15–17—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 16–17—GOODING & CO. Scottsdale, AZ 16–25—MECUM Kissimmee, FL 31—PETERSEN Salem, OR FEBRUARY 3–4—RM Paris, FRA 5—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 20–21—LEAKE Oklahoma City, OK 20–22—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 24—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 27–MAR 1—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ


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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Star Car: 1988 Porsche 959 Sport — one of only 29 Sport models produced — at Gooding & Company Scottsdale Star Car: 1966 Ford CS500 Shelby Racing transporter at Mecum Kissimmee RM Auctions — Automobiles of Arizona Where: Phoenix, AZ When: January 15–16 Last year: 108/126 cars sold / $45.6m Featured cars: • 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, featuring factory disc brakes and European headlights. (RM estimate: $1.7m–$2m) • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB. ($2.75m–$3.25m) • Star Car: 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I. Just three owners from new. ($800k–$1m) More: www.rmauctions.com Gooding & Company — The Scottsdale Auction Where: Scottsdale, AZ When: January 16–17 Last year: 110 of 118 sold / $49m Featured cars: • 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. With disc brakes, alloy block and optional hard top. Single-family ownership for almost 30 years. • Star Car: 1988 Porsche 959 Sport. One of only 29 Sport models produced, and one of only 11 specified in Grand Prix White. 19,000 miles from new, with recent factory service and extensive documentation. Factory-installed Stage II power upgrade increases horsepower from the standard 450 hp to 540 hp. • 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ. One of approximately 200 built. An original car with extensive race history and original Zagato coachwork. More: www.goodingco.com Silver Auctions — Arizona in January Where: Fort McDowell, AZ When: January 15–17 Last year: 191/328 cars sold / $3.3m Featured cars: • 1957 Dodge D-500 convertible, equipped with factory record player • 1959 DeSoto Adventurer More: www.silverauctions.com Mecum Auctions — Kissimmee High Performance Auction Where: Kissimmee, FL When: January 16–25 More: www.mecum.com Last year: 1,759/2,576 cars sold / $62.7m Featured cars: • 1978 Pontiac Trans Am formerly owned by Burt Reynolds • 1970 Plymouth AAR ’Cuda — the highest-optioned example known to exist • Star Car: 1966 Ford CS500 Shelby Racing transporter truck in unrestored condition ♦ Star Car: 1979 Lamborghini Countach LP400S Series I with only three owners from new at RM Phoenix 26 Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. CALENDAR Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca The 2015 season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is almost set. As a preview, here are a few events that are ready to rumble onto the world-famous track: May 1–3 Tudor United SportsCar Championships Is your collector car properly covered by insurance? Find out at the SCM Arizona Insider’s Seminar SCM Seminar Taps Chubb Expertise on Collector Insurance Jim Fiske, Chubb Personal Insurance vice president, will start the Second Annual SCM Arizona Insid- er’s Seminar with “Are You Covered?” Fiske will talk about collector-car insurance for rallies, when someone else drives your car, natural disasters and more. The seminar is on January 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Gooding & Company Auction Tent at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. The morning will also include an expert panel — including Simon Kidston, Carl Bomstead, Donald Osborne, Colin Comer and Stephen Serio — who will share their picks on a two-car collection at three different price points. Publisher Keith Martin will moderate the lively exchange of ideas and opinions. Admission is free for SCM Platinum subscribers and registered Gooding bidders, $35 for two SCM subscribers and $70 for two non-subscribers. Register at www.sportscarmarket.com/scottsdale2015 or call 1.503.261.0555 Ext. 217. (AZ) Comer to Lead ACC Seminar Colin Comer, author of Million Dollar Muscle Cars, The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles: Cobras, Mustangs and Super Snakes and Shelby Cobra Fifty Years, will talk about high-performance American collector cars at the 8th Annual Arizona Insider’s Seminar presented by American Car Collector and Barrett-Jackson Endorsed Insurance. The seminar is on January 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. In addition, an expert panel — including Carl Bomstead, B. Mitchell Carlson and Editor Jim Pickering — will take a look at the American car market — and how to get more young people involved. The seminar is free for SCM and ACC subscribers, Bloomington Gold-Certified Corvette owners and NCRS members. $10 for all others. Barrett-Jackson admission is required to get into WestWorld. www.americancarcollector.com (AZ) Comer (left) at last year’s ACC seminar 32 Arizona Concours Enters Second Year The collector car world aban- dons winter and travels to sunny Scottsdale, AZ, in January, as Barrett-Jackson, RM Auctions, Bonhams, Gooding & Company, Russo and Steele, and Silver roll out top-notch cars for auction. This year also will see the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, scheduled for January 11 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Featured marques will be Pierce-Arrow, The Cars of Frank Lloyd Wright, Competition Ferrari and the 100th Anniversary of Carrozzeria Ghia. Publisher Martin and Donald Osborne will serve as emcees. Sir Stirling Moss will attend as Honored Guest. Tickets are $75 if you buy them at least two weeks before January 11. www.arizonaconcours.com (AZ) Aug. 8–9 The Monterey Pre-Reunion, which puts more than 300 vintage racers on the track one week before the huge Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Aug. 13-16 The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which features more than 550 of the world’s top vintage race cars running in groups according to era, engine size and car type Oct. 9–11 Porsche Rennsport Reunion V www.mazdaraceway. com A Cavalcade of Cars at Cavallino While winter grips most of the collector car world, Florida’s Palm Beach motors on underneath the never-ending sun. The 24th Cavallino Classic, from January 21 to 25, jams vintage track days, a Concorso d’Eleganza on the lawn at The Breakers Palm Beach and other events into the long weekend. The five days of fun end with Classic Sports Sunday at the Mar-a-Lago Club. www.cavallino.com (FL) Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2015 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors MARK WIGGINTON, SCM Contributor, knows his way around a keyboard as well as a road course. He traded a 25-year career in newspaper journal- ism, with senior editor positions in Los Angeles, San Jose and Portland, OR, for the chance to manage Portland International Raceway in 2000. He went into newspapers out of college as a way to get involved in racing, deciding a press pass was the fastest way to the front of the grid. Being a typically broke newspaper guy, he indulged his racing passion for 15 years in karting. Although he has owned a long, leaky series of 1960s English cars, his wife still loves him. He regularly reviews motorsports books for SCM, and he’s always in search of the elusive pony in the pile. This month, you can find his book review on p. 44, and his first SCM Race Profile on p. 72. 34 STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer in Atlanta, where he served as General Manager and Vice President. His first car was a 1964 Nova SS convertible, quickly followed by a 1967 Mustang fastback, a Porsche 914 and a Lotus Europa. Steve has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. He is chief judge of the Celebration Exotic Car Show in Celebration, FL. He is General Manager of Motorcar Gallery, a Fort Lauderdale, FL, dealership specializing in vintage exotic and collectible automobiles. Please turn to p. 60 for his profile of a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4. CODY TAYLOE, SCM Auction Analyst, joined the team in 2013. As a member of Generation X, Tayloe represents the fast-growing segment of car collectors whose interests in vehicles doesn’t stop at 1972. He has a passion for Porsches, and his daily driver is a 1983 911SC coupe. Tayloe worked as a disc jockey and as a television writer and producer before landing in the building-products industry, where he has spent the past decade. He is also a licensed car dealer, buying, selling and representing cars at auction regularly. Tayloe is a native of East Texas, where he resides today along with his wife and son. Check out his coverage of Mecum’s Dallas Auction in the Global Roundup on p. 126.


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com When the bidding on the RM car crossed the $250k mark, we looked at each other and made a deliberate decision to ‘overpay.’ We LOVE this car... The inside story To the Editor: We bought the blue 1960 AC Aceca at RM Monterey — Lot 210 — for the outrageous price you mentioned: $286k (November 2014, p. 98). Your reviewer wrote: “The sale of this Aceca makes you wonder.” Wonder no more because I will tell you exactly why we paid what we did for that car. We have been looking for exactly this particular model in this configuration for a couple of years now. If you are looking for a car of which only a handful are for sale over the course of a year, you become more willing to pay what you need to in order to get what you want. We missed buying one car for much less with heavy documentation but in “used car” condition. To bring it to the blue car’s condition would have easily cost the differential. We looked 36 at a black car online and didn’t like it. We found a couple with too many changes from stock — and located overseas. At Monterey, there were two on offer, including Lot 65 at Gooding (November 2014, p. 128). The Gooding car was painted in a metallic color that conflicted with our sense of what that car should look like. It also had a chip in the back windshield, a “wow” in the left front fender, plenty of patina and good documentation. The car at RM was perfect and complete — down to the owner’s manual and toolkit — and ran superbly. After looking at both cars many times, we decided on the RM car. The reviewer mentions that the price paid was well above the guides. The guides are only that — not the final word — and they are late to the party in my estimation. I figured early on we would have to pay at least $250k for this car. The extra we paid above that was the Monterey Peninsula Premium. The reviewer also mentioned, “Is this the new market? We will find out next time one crosses the block.” The next one crossed the block one day later, at Gooding. There, Lot 65 — a 2+ car — sold at $275k. Thus, at least three people and possibly four — the winner of the Gooding car, its underbidder, us, and our underbidder if he did not buy the Gooding car — thought the cars were worth something in the $275k–$290k range. (At Hershey, a black Aceca made $214k. While I did not inspect this car, its paint was described as requiring some work, although it benefited from long-term ownership.) When the bidding on the RM car crossed the $250k mark, we looked at each other and made a deliberate decision to “overpay.” We LOVE this car, and look forward to many years with her. And that, fellow collectors, is how it happens. — Michelle Rand, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Many thanks for sharing your interesting story with all SCMers. Market, Schmarket — the important thing is you got the right car for you. In the end, that’s all that matters. This is how you get a free subscription! To the Editor: Thank you. My local news- stand has started carrying your magazine, so years after my subscription ran out, I am once again feeding my old-car reading habit on a regular basis. Yours is one of only two car magazines that I bother with — Octane being the other (and is that ever hard to find). I’d like to briefly share a story that was long forgotten before reading (every word) in your Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read If Collier and company are looking to bring the pizzazz back into the flat, tired collector car hobby, they should have a look at the limited-production, performanceoriented cars of the Japanese Domestic Market… November 2014 issue. Way back when I was only 16, one Saturday morning my dear old Dad said, “Come on, son, hop in the car, there’s something we need to go and look at.” We lived about an hour’s drive from Toronto at the time. Well, we arrived at a dealer- ship, somewhere up the North end of Yonge Street, if I remember that part correctly, Dad having heard that a brand-new car had been delivered to them the day previous. He always loved cars, and, I guess, had his ear to the ground. We walked inside the build- ing and there, in the middle of the floor, was the most beautiful car I had ever seen: A Series 1 Jaguar XKE. Being young and impressionable — and hoping to exert some influence — I tried everything I knew to get Dad to buy that car. He was as tempted as I, but it simply wasn’t in the budget, he explained. I knew he lusted after it, too. This memory all came flood- ing back yesterday, when, on p. 112 of the November issue, I read about Bonham’s Quail Lodge 38 Lot 223, which was originally delivered to Toronto. Forty-eight years later. Dad has long since passed, bless his departed soul. But he left me with his passion for cars. If memory serves, that Jag was originally priced less than $4,000. Dad bought a ’66 Mustang instead. For two thousand and change. And my summer toy now is a 1966 Chevy Corvair. It’s within my budget (being the Rodney Dangerfield of old cars). Perhaps it’s just me, but I still think it is the best looking car in the little town in which I now live. Never buy anything ugly! And, also, is that Winston Goodfellow nursing a glass of Bollinger standing behind those gorgeous Maseratis on page 60? Keep up the great work, in spirit an SCMer. — Paul Gibson, Rossland, British Columbia, CAN Keith Martin responds: Paul, your letter touched me. I’d like to send you a year of SCM with my compliments. Cars are truly streams of memories that bind us all together. Looking for the pizzazz To the Editor: In reference to Miles Collier’s “It’s Time to Put Millennials Behind the Wheel” (November 2014, “Collecting Thoughts,” p. 36): Unfortunately not all problems have a solution. Tastes change, hobbies change, I’m 50 years old and a super car guy. I had a 50-year birthday party at my house in my air-conditioned, vintage-styled-and-decorated garage. I had my E-type OTS, my 911, my Ferrari 360 Spyder and my Dodge Charger Super Bee parked in the driveway. Not one of my peers — all doctors and lawyers — asked me one question about my cars or wanted to see the engines or wanted me to start them up or sit inside. My friends and I do not play cards, smoke cigars, collect stamps or coins, or join country clubs. Many of us have no interest in playing golf, and would rather do triathlon events and use personal trainers for weightlifting. We spend money on exotic travel. None of us are interested in owning a second home and becoming a Snowbird. I’m afraid to be the bearer of bad news, but the next generation (my 20-year-old son and his peers) will have very little interest in car collecting — other than adding a coffee-can exhaust tip on to a rice burner. I am as depressed as you are as I write this. — Mitchell A. Josephs, DDS, Palm Beach, FL Japanese pizzazz To the Editor: There was an intriguing intersection of concepts put forth in the November 2014 issue of SCM. In Miles Collier’s article, “It’s Time to Put Millennials Behind the Wheel” (p. 36), the author discussed many vital aspects of the future of car collecting and the challenges that lie ahead as “old, rich white guys” (his and Jay Leno’s comic narrative for the current collector crowd) die off. Collier raised the question: “Do our kids care?” He also wrote, “Frankly, the high end of the collector car world is just flat tired and out of gas; been there, done that too many times. Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read Ad Index 356 Registry ...................................................157 Amalgam- Fine Model Cars .............................95 American Car Collector .................................138 Artcurial ...........................................................33 Aston Martin of New England .........................47 Authentic Classics ..........................................149 Auto Kennel ...................................................133 Automotive Restorations Inc. ..................88, 105 Autosport Designs Inc ....................................123 Barrett-Jackson ..........................................25, 27 Bennett Law Office ........................................157 Beverly Hills Car Club ...................................135 Boca Raton Concours ........................................8 Bonhams / SF .......................................10–11, 13 Canepa ............................................................121 Cars, Inc. ........................................................103 Centerline Alfa Parts ......................................140 Chequered Flag International .........................135 Classic Assets Motorsports Center ...................79 Classic Investments ................................101, 149 Classic Restoration ...........................................12 Classic Showcase ...........................................107 CMC Classic Model Cars ..............................133 Collector Car Price Tracker ...........................151 Cooper Classic Cars .......................................139 Copley Motorcars ...........................................143 Cosdel ............................................................149 Craig J. Holcomb ...........................................109 DC Automotive ..............................................140 Don Mackey .....................................................59 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .....................115 Driversource Houston LLC ......................97, 125 E-Type UK USA ..............................................93 European Collectibles ....................................131 Exotic Classics ...............................................127 Fantasy Junction ...............................................57 Fourintune Garage Inc ...................................141 Galerie Mecanica .............................................45 Gene Berghoff ............................................22–23 Gooding & Company .....................................2, 3 Grand Prix Classics - La Jolla CA .................143 Grundy Worldwide .........................................123 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .............................139 Hamann Classic Cars .......................................99 Heacock Classic ..............................................55 Heritage Classics ..............................................53 Hollywood Wheels Inc...............................74–75 Houston Auto Appraisers .................................81 Hyman, LTD ..................................................117 Intercity Lines ..................................................51 J Chadwick Co Engraving .............................120 JC Taylor ........................................................113 Jeff Brynan .....................................................151 JJ Best Banc & Co .........................................145 Kevin Kay Restorations .....................................6 Kidston .......................................................14–15 L.A. Prep ........................................................138 Leake Auction Company ..................................41 Legendary Classic Center ................................37 Legendary Motorcar Company ......................119 LMARR DISK LTD .......................................129 Luxury Brokers International .........................137 Mac Neil Automotive Products Ltd .................89 Maserati North America .................................160 Mercedes Classic Center ..................................39 Mershon’s World Of Cars ................................84 Morphy Auctions .............................................85 Morris & Welford, LLC .............................30–31 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. ..............149 Motorcar Studio .............................................121 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions ...................87 Park Place LTD ................................................35 Passport Transport ..................144, 146, 148, 150 Paul Russell And Company .............................49 porsport.com ..................................................131 Premier Financial Services ............................159 Putnam Leasing ................................................19 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. .............................111 Reliable Carriers ..............................................77 RM Auctions ..........................................4–5, 7, 9 Robert Glover LTD ........................................129 Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo .............................110 Russo & Steele LLC ..................................28–29 Silver Collector Car Auctions ..........................71 Sports Car Market ............................................98 Steve Anderson Illustrations ..........................122 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ......................151 Suixtil USA ....................................................137 Swissvax USA, LLC ........................................43 Symbolic Motor Car Co ...................................21 The Creative Workshop..................................116 The Flying Dutchman Co. ..............................136 The Palm Event ................................................17 The Stable, Ltd. ................................................83 The Stables Fine Automotive Storage ............141 Tony Labella Classic Cars..............................128 TYCTA ...........................................................151 Velocity Channel ..............................................58 Vintage Car Research .....................................157 Vintage Rallies ...............................................125 VintageAutoPosters.com ................................143 VintageDrivingMachines.com .........................91 Volante Classics .............................................132 Watchworks ....................................................151 West Coast Classics, LLC ..............................124 40 You Write We Read What is it going to take to bring back the pizzazz?” On p. 94, Tony Piff’s “Market Moment: Japanese Collector Cars Have Arrived” highlighted an emerging sector of the collector car market that is definitely not an “old, rich white guy” staple — and likely foreshadows at least part of our hobby’s future. Seated one row behind me at RM’s Monterey Auction was a pack of thirtysomething car collector newbies. They were well-spoken and informed — with paddles in hand ready to bid. These young men were there with a single purpose, and it had nothing to do with pre-war masterworks or exotic post-war European machinery. Rather, it was Lot 201 that had their full attention: a 1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R “Hakosuka,” a Japanese Domestic Market car which was never sold in the United States or Europe. The Millennials know well about JDM cars from the “Fast & Furious” movies, Sony’s “Gran Turismo” auto racing game, and the drifter-car movement. For many up-and-coming collectors, these are the cars of their dreams. And it turns out that several of these automobiles are indeed worth dreaming about. The best of the JDM cars were built in relatively small numbers with exotic coachwork and mechanicals — and they actually check many collector car boxes. The Toyota 2000GT has passed into seven-figureland, and the Mazda Cosmo Sport and Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R “Hakosuka” have been discovered by serious collectors, with current values in the $250,000 range. These three cars offer exclusivity of ownership and an exhilarating ride, but they are by no means the only JDM cars worthy of adoration. Nissan homologated just 420 Fairlady Z-432s, a Japan-only 240Z with the same DOHC engine as the legendary Skyline 2000GT-R. Here we have a triple-carbureted, high-revving twin-cam street racer that very few collectors even know exists. There are also some astonish- ing JDM automobiles that remain virtually unknown outside of Japan which can be purchased for less than the price of a new Lexus. And with the recent and The Americans and the British found out that massive ammo ignition was the cause of approximately 75% of the ‘flame-outs’ rapid rise in the prices of the most well-known JDM cars, we may be seeing early signs that the entire sector is on the verge of moving up, making Japanese cars a potentially shrewd investment. Isuzu homologated the 1,600-cc, DOHC Bellett GT-R for racing (1,400 built) and Mitsubishi offered the limitedproduction DOHC Galant GTO MR. The Nissan Silvia CSP311 was a beautiful coupe designed by Albrecht Goertz, who penned the fabled BMW 507. This car was built entirely by hand, with a total production run of just 554 examples. The Contessa 1300 built by Hino Motors Ltd. was a stylish two-door coupe with a rear-mounted engine designed by automotive legend Giovanni Michelotti. The car proved to be much more than another eye-appealing Italian design, as it was a terror in its class at the race track with Pete Brock behind the wheel. The Isuzu 117 Coupé was inked by Italian-design superhero Giorgetto Giugiaro as a work for Carrozzeria Ghia. The Luce R130 coupe was Mazda’s one and only rotary-powered car delivered in front-wheel-drive configuration, and Giugiaro performed the styling on this one for Bertone (total production was 976 cars). If Collier and company are looking to bring the pizzazz back into the flat, tired collector car hobby, they should have a look at the limited-production, performance-oriented cars of the Japanese Domestic Market. Mr. Leno owns a Mazda Cosmo Sport. I’m not sure if he qualifies as old, but he appears to be white and rich. — Mark R. Brinker, Houston, TX Tanks for the help To the Editor: Regarding Lot 1065, Stuart Tank, The Littlefield Collection auction (October 2014, p. 106): The comment part contains a common myth. German World War II tanks were not diesel powered. They had gas engines. They were less prone to catastrophic explosion due to the internal layout of armor stowage. The Americans and the British studied this and found out that massive ammo ignition was the cause of approximately 75% of the “flame-outs.” Steps were taken for better protection and eventually better designs for ammo storage, alluded to in the comment part of Lot 5005. The Russians were the ones who had diesel-powered tanks. — Craig Wehde, via email B.Mitchell Carlson re- sponds: Thanks for the information. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg In 1930, Swiss entrepreneur and watch distributor Cesar De A Rugged, Beautiful Watch That Perplexes Fakers Trey traveled to India. At a polo match, a watch crystal was accidentally smashed. De Trey saw a challenge: design a watch case that can with- stand the rigors of sporting usages and can protect the crystal from breakage. De Trey engaged French engineer and designer Rene-Alfred Chauvot to work on the project. What emerged was a rectangular time piece whose case employed a unique system in which the movement could be flipped over and secured, leaving only the blank hard case back visible. The new watch, known as Reverso, not only answered the parameters given — it also became an iconic example of the prevailing artistic motif that celebrated the human shaping of the world in modernity: the Art Deco period. The story of the original patents that protected the design of the Reverso is sadly unclear. What is known is that both Swiss and United States patents were filed by and granted to Chauvot, who was employed by De Trey to create a watch that could reverse to protect the crystal. De Trey collaborated with JacquesDavid LeCoultre, whose firm specialized in complex movement manufacture, to design a movement that would fit the case. It seems the use of the patents was not initially exclusive to LeCoultre, as early models from other watchmakers — including Patek Philippe, Movado, Favre Leuba and Hamilton — reference the patent. It is true, however, that LeCoultre gained control of the patent rights and made the Reverso famous. Sixty years after the introduction of the original Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the first of many complicated models that celebrate the fame of the original and demonstrate their passion for the design, development and execution of some of the world’s most complex watches. The 60th anniversary model Details Production date: 1931 to present Best place to wear one: To the observation deck of the Empire State Building, which was completed in the same year the Reverso was introduced is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: features an open-case back displaying a manual-wind movement made of solid 14-karat rose gold — and it boasted a sector-style power reserve indicator, calendar and subsidiary seconds hand. Later models have featured a broad variety of complications, in- cluding GMT models, chronographs, perpetual calendars, and ever- Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Three Points of Contact Keep a GorillaPod in your pocket, glovebox or handbag, and you’ll have a hands-free shooting platfo anywhere you go. You can even wrap the flexible legs around a fencepost or tree branch. At the burly end of the GP lineup, the Focus ($99) will support a DSLR w a long lens of u to 11 pounds. T tiny new GripT ($29) clamps yo smartphone wh you compose th ultimate selfie. It pular phones and t holiday stockings .joby.com 42 Shining Examples Robin Bark’s minimalist aluminum sculptures evoke the power and motion of timeless automotive icons, such as the Austin-Healey 3000 and 100. Bark’s new Mustang sculpture is an officially licensed Ford Product. The Healeys measure six inches length and 22 ounces. The Mustang is 7¼ inches and weighs two pounds. Limited to 500 pieces, each one is numbered and signed and arrives in an elegant wood box. Each sculpture ships from the U.K. and is priced at £340 (about $540). www.robinbark-motorart.com © Sports Car Market repeating (chiming) features. There seems to be no limit to what JLC can pack into a tiny space. Launched around 2006, the pictured watch is a Reverso Grande GMT executed in 18-karat rose gold with a fine brown crocodile strap and matched folding rose gold buckle. This double-sided Reverso displays local time on the front silvered dial accompanied by an oversized calendar system (lower left corner), seconds (lower right) and an unusual sun and moon disc shown (upper right) which revolves once per day to indicate a.m. or p.m. in your home time zone (in case you are elsewhere). The rear dial displays an away time — including a power reserve indicator (upper right) — another a.m. or p.m. indicator (lower right) and a hand that indicates the offset between the two main dials (lower left). A push of the buttons on the side of the case will change the away time either up or down. The offset indicator shifts to notate how many hours are offset from the home time zone. The mechanical movement found in the Grande GMT is unusually complex, as it packs 276 parts under the hood. It is a manually wound watch with an eight-day power reserve achieved through the use of dual mainsprings. The movement has been fitted with a unique “Thrust Stop” system that allows the watch to be wound without the risk of over-winding the springs or running the power reserve indicator off the scale. A great aspect of the JLC Reverso series is the continuity of de- sign since inception, which ties the newer models seamlessly to their historic past. Further enhancing the mystique, the case manufacture is so com- plex that the evil watch fakers of the world have shied away from knocking off the design with low-price imitations. With a broad range of ages and models to choose from, pricing varies wildly from the low $3,000 range to over $100,000. A Grande GMT costs about $15,000.


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1975 Alfa Romeo 33/TT/12 The Type 33/TT/12 decimated the com- petition during the 1975 sports-car racing season. Alfa Romeo 33/TTs won seven out of eight races entered and easily won the World Manufacturers Championship for the season. The 33/TT/12 racers were the best of the best, and they occupy a significant place in the history of automobile racing. This was one of the more difficult choices I have had to make in selecting a model to review. AutoArt makes three wonderful 1:18-scale versions of the all-conquering 33/TT — all of them race winners, and all of them equal in detail. You might be faced with the same dilemma in deciding which to buy. I went with the Monza 1000 Km winner driven by Arturo Merzario and Jacques Laffite. The differences between each car offered are in the graphics. The other two cars are Nürburgring 1000 Km also driven by Merzario and Laffite, and Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km, driven by Henri Pescarolo and Derek Bell. This model is one of the finest pieces ever to come out of the AutoArt fac- tory. I just wish they were this consistent with all of their models. That said, this Alfa 33 should give other model manufacturers of 1:18-scale racing cars some food for thought with regard to quality, overall fit and finish, accuracy, and value. It carries an MSRP of $329.90. The model has an extensive amount of fine detail, along with many functional parts — and a total parts count of 665 separate pieces, which proves that a model does not have to consist of over a thousand parts to be superb. I applaud AutoArt for not carelessly leaving off any sponsor markings, which is something other model builders have often done. What you get with this model is a perfectly accurate miniature representation of the car as it actually raced — not revisionist history. Model Details Production date: 2013–14 Quantity: An estimated 6,000–10,000 models of each version SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.autoartmodels.com Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Shelby Mustang Fifty Years By Colin Comer, Motorbooks, 240 pages, $36.97 (Amazon) Dad was a car guy, so I spent a lot of time as a teen inside, outside and under his pride and joy — a blue 1966 Mustang. Dad, who used to trek to the dry lakes with his flathead Ford, wasn’t happy with stock. He complained to Mom that it stumbled a bit with the stock carb, so one weekend we put on a big aftermarket Holley 4-barrel. Uh, stumble solved. And it needed more rubber, so we quickly had Cragar mags, wider tires and a bit more grip. You know, Mom, for safety. Dad, who worked on the docks in Los Angeles, came home with the biggest smile ever one day after he got to drive (quite unauthorized, I’m sure) a Shelby GT350 being shipped to Argentina. Over dinner he described all the differences from his car in loving detail, from gutted interior to plastic rear-quarter windows. His enthusiasm and instant love of that car resur- faced from the ol’ memory banks as I started in on Shelby Mustang Fifty Years. Now, I wouldn’t have suggested to anyone that the world needed another Mustang history before cracking Colin Comer’s newest, but 20 pages in, I was hooked. (Obvious SCM/ACC conflict-of-interest disclaimer goes here, as he writes for the two rags I write for, but to be honest, I’ve never met him, although I want to in the worst way.) For those of you who don’t know, Comer is about as deep into all things Shelby as you can get. He’s also a talented author, racer and, at bottom, an unrepentant car guy. He writes with style and grace — with a tone as friendly as tales told around a fishing-cabin dinner table. 44 Fifty Years is the newest result of Comer’s scholarship, and it is full of great stories, behind-the-scenes insights and some surprising interviews. There are plenty of great photos, both from the vaults and fresh from the camera. It brings the whole Shelby Mustang story up to date, including the newest models, while telling the rich history in a voice as familiar and welcome as a long-lost memory. Provenance: Comer is one of the Shelby experts, and his sources and access make this pretty unassailable. Fit and finish: The design is simple and clean, without unnecessary flourishes or artifacts, and the typog- raphy is just as supportive of the text. The cover is beautiful, and the reproduction high quality throughout. Drivability: Comer claims in the acknowledgments not to be a writer — or at best an accidental writer. But the thing that sets this book apart so clearly from most books written about automobiles is his voice, his skill. Comer brings his passion for Shelby Mustangs to the book, just as you would expect. What is unexpected is how fresh and readable the prose is. In any medium, it’s a wonderful thing to experience a craftsman at work, and to do it while also reliving an iconic automobile makes this a book you shouldn’t miss. ♦ Sports Car Market As with most pieces from AutoArt, the fit and finish is flawless, and the deep red paint with all the graphics is perfect. The panels open and lift off. Too many models from other companies have problems with fit of removable panels, but I have to say that this is never an issue with AutoArt. There is much to see and appreciate when viewing this model whole or all apart. Included with each model is a tool to remove the wheel nuts — and an extra nut in case you lose one. There are also metal tweezers to connect the flex- ible front brake ducts once you install the front body panel. The model is composed of various materials, some of which are plastic, but it is so perfectly textured and finished in different places to replicate metals and other materials that you’d swear they weren’t plastic. What I find impressive about this is that AutoArt has it right when making a model such as this racer; they make it all look correct rather than going the route that some manufactures choose of using materials that might sound impressive but only deliver poor results. Here we have an example of proper attention to producing a great model. AutoArt’s 33/TT should satisfy most any detail-addicted collector. It features numerous bits of framework front to rear, with hoses and wires of all types neatly flowing and held in place throughout with tiny twists of fastening wire. The suspension is a joy to behold, and it functions as well as it looks — as do all the opening panels. The engine and transmission are a tour de force. The cockpit detail is great, although the steering wheel could use better detail, and slightly finer dashboard switchgear would be in order. Other than that, I have no complaints.


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Affordable Classic 1967 Opel Kadett Rallye The Best Kadett of All A decent example costs well under $10,000 — and the best example in the world can be had for double that by Jeff Zurschmeide Selling at $21,450 this year at Barrett-Jackson, this 1967 Opel Kadett Rallye set a new high-water-mark price for the model A sk any American to name an Opel product, and they’re overwhelmingly likely to name the GT — often known as the “Baby Corvette” that arrived in America in 1969. But few could tell you that General Motors bought most of Opel in 1929 — and took complete ownership in 1931. By the end of the 1930s, Opel was the second-biggest automaker in Germany. Relations with the parent corporation were severed during the World War II years, but after 1945, Opel came right back to building cars for GM in the European market. GM and Opel began importing cars to the United States in the late 1950s, and by the mid-1960s, Opel had developed a new small car with an old name: Kadett. The original Kadett was a small, affordable car, but the Russians confiscated all the tooling after the war. Keeping the tradition, the new Kadett was a compact coupe, sedan or wagon, and the line became part of the growing wave of small imports. It’s fair to say that the 1964 Kadett gave Opel its first strong foothold in America, and that the 1967 Opel Kadett Rallye was the best of that breed. Details Years produced: 1967–72 Number produced: Unknown — folded into total Opel imports by year Original price: $2,192 Current SCM Valuation: $7,500–$8,500 Complete tune-up: $200 Club: Opel Motorsports Club Club website: www.opelclub.com Alternatives: Datsun 510, BMW 2002, Mazda RX-2 Pros: Low cost, great performance Cons: Orphan brand Best place to drive one: Anywhere outside the Rust Belt A typical owner: A value-conscious Opel brand enthusiast 46 A hot-rod Kadett The 1967 Opel Kadett Rallye was a special mid- year edition available only as a 2-door fastback coupe. The Rallye was gifted with a special version of Opel’s standard 1.1-liter engine, with compression raised up to 9.2:1 from the stock 7.8:1, and fitted with dual Solex carburetors and a twin exhaust. The result was a 67-horsepower hot rod — as compared with the stock 54-horsepower plant. The Rallye also received a fully synchronized 4-speed manual transmission, power front brakes, upgraded suspension, and rally lights mounted disc Sports Car Market in the grille. Inside, the Rallye featured a special wood grain-plastic steering wheel and extra gauges. To set the Rallye off visually, larger wheels with radial tires and rally stripes were included. With a curb weight of just 1,719 pounds and a sticker price of $2,192, the Rallye was quite attractive. For 1968, Opel dropped the 1.1-liter engine from the Rallye, and the car was available with the 1.5-liter engine at 80 horsepower, or an optional 1.9-liter engine at 102 horsepower. The 1.1-liter engine returned in 1969 and 1970, and it was available alongside the 1.9-liter. Beginning in 1969, buyers could also order a 3-speed automatic transmission. The other features of the Kadett Rallye remained the same. For 1971 and 1972, the 1.1liter engine was again dropped, and the new car was called an Opel Kadett 1900 Rallye. Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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A European sports car Among all the Kadetts, enthusiasm is strongest for the 1967 Rallye coupe. The 1.1-liter engine offers a pure European driving experience, similar to the 1,300-cc Alfa Romeos. But prices have languished, as the cars were not seen as collectible. Opel enthusiasts kept the flame alive, however, and there are still a reasonable number of cars available. The subject car for this article recently set a new high-water mark for the model at a total price (including premium) of $21,450 at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas sale in September 2014. But the seller had proof of over $20,000 in restoration expenses, not including the purchase price of a car with 56,782 original miles, so this was certainly not a profitable sale even if it is the highest recorded. Comparable auction records are nearly nonexistent, and the Rallye is not listed in the SCM Pocket Price Guide. One nicely restored example fetched a high bid of $18,600 on eBay recently, while the other half-dozen that have crossed the electronic auction block over the past several years sold for a small fraction of that bid. The bottom line on the Opel Kadett Rallye is that you can pick up a decent example for well under $10,000 — and the best example in the world for double that. Whether those numbers will rise in the future is a wild guess, but it seems most likely that the Opel Kadett Rallye will remain an affordable classic for the foreseeable future. ♦ January 2015 47


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Collecting Thoughts McLaren MP4-12C Is the McLaren MP4-12C a Future Collectible? This is a special car, but does it have the usability, styling, reliability and longevity to rise out of depreciation? by Miles Collier a performance context. Built largely in carbon fiber and aluminum box sections, the car has a typical supercar mid-engine configuration that yields the inevitable short-nose, long-tail look that such architecture dictates. Reviewers wax eloquent about its performance, and the owners we’ve talked to are no less enthusiastic. This is a machine that 2012 McLaren MP4-12C — sold for $182,500 at Mecum Dallas this year A McLaren MP4-12C sold for $182,500, plus commissions, at Mecum’s Dallas auction on September 3, 2014. A quick scan of prices for new MP4-12Cs shows that the seller of this car took a $50k hit from the base price MSRP for a 2014 model. For a heavily optioned model, this differential grows to a cool $100k. These kinds of draconian depreciation haircuts are pretty much “business as usual” for flashy, high-performance driveway jewelry. While McLaren is a relatively new name to the consumer — the immortal McLaren F1 being introduced 25 years ago — a quarter century still makes McLaren a brash arriviste among the major names in supercar production. Unlike many of the more recent boutique supercar manufacturers that seem to flicker across the automotive firmament with the longevity of heat lightning, McLaren have long demonstrated serious engineering chops. Founded by Bruce McLaren in 1963, McLaren Racing has been highly successful, winning eight world championships (four in a row from 1988 to 1991) in Formula One, five consecutive Can-Am Challenge Cup championships, three Indy wins and countless other series victories worldwide. Let us not forget McLaren’s remarkable debut victory at Le Mans in 1995 with their F1 GTR, an only slightly-tuned-for-racing model. Much like Ferrari in the old days when it was a racing factory that built road cars to pay the bills, McLaren is still driven by the motor-racing side of the equation. Whether, like Ferrari, McLaren Cars, the road-car company, will develop into the primary economic engine for McLaren Group remains to be seen. The gradual proliferation of McLaren products, the notorious P1 being the cur- rent top-of-the-line halo car, indicates to us that McLaren is taking inspiration from Ferrari’s history, which sets the stage for our question: Will the MP4-12C become a Ferrari-like collectors’ car sometime in the future? Let’s look at the issues. It’s a special car “What was special then will be special today.” This rule of thumb has always been useful when considering collectibility. A full description of the technical treats under the skin of the MP4-12C is readily available from many sources, so we will only quote the 616 horsepower at 8,500 rpm, 443 lbs/ft. of torque, and 0–60 mph in 3.1 seconds for 48 will exceed the bounds of legality absolutely anywhere, while simultaneously attracting a swarm of divebombing amateur paparazzi with camera phones at the ready. So, special? Yes, we’d have to say this is a pretty special machine. Now, while special is a necessary condition, it is not sufficient. Let’s explore this a little further. Our subject’s styling is not spectacular, but rather is what we’d call handsome. It is very reminiscent of its F1 forebear, possessing as it does much the same styling gesture which has served the 25-year-old F1 so well. The MP4-12C’s embellishments of the side scoops and slatted nose splitter may be contrived when compared with the purity of the F1, and may give styling obsolescence a toehold. Truly evergreen designs, such as the 911 Porsche, have always entered the competitive scene rather quietly without the flash and trash that we deplored on the Audi-powered Spykers of a few years ago — or the quite egregious Ferrari Testarossa road car with its regrettable cheese-grater side strakes. That having been said, the MP4-12C is pure enough to hold up over time... just. Can it live on the button? While supercars are not required to be optimal grocery-getters, they do need to encompass enough practicality that they don’t work against themselves. First in that vein is a degree of operating reliability that allows the owner to contemplate the trips that ultimately are required to build the legend. I believe Gordon Murray accomplished this step with the F1 when he designed in more luggage capacity than was available in the then-current BMW 5 series. Aside from its carbon clutch and some rather peculiar electrical gremlins caused by the full composite structure, the F1 is still seen as a relatively practical driver. The MP4-12C, designed as it was as a no-excuses, daily road car, probably goes the F1 a step better. That Sports Car Market John Hollansworth Jr., courtesy of Mecum Auctions


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Alas, the absolute longevity of such materials is of secondary interest to modern manufacturers. Consequently, where cars of the 1960s and earlier were largely made of archival materials, modern automobiles contain huge amounts of plastics and composite materials whose aging characteristics are not understood. That the gradual deterioration of materials is already a problem can be seen in back-of-the-magazine ads for “goo removal” services for molded plastic interior panels, the de-fogging of plastic lens covers and so on. Clearly, the long-term tendency for a car, however charismatic, to return to its McLaren are aware of the necessity for worry-free utility is demonstrated by the new availability of adjustable ride height on the 2014 model-year car. Of course, if we were to look for the reliability benchmark for supercars, we must recognize Porsche, which has effortlessly packed supercar performance into the same platform with Toyota reliability. The MP4-12C hasn’t been around long enough to have established its “street cred” as a mom taxi, though anecdotes from MP4-owning friends (windshield wipers quitting in the rain) indicate that some improvement may be required. Can it last decades? In order to emerge as a serious collectible, our MP4- 12C will have to be around in 20, 30 or 50 years. This arena, physical longevity, is emerging as an important factor. Modern production techniques demand modern materials that at once combine high performance with low cost of assembly, light weight, huge design plasticity and so forth. constituent feed stocks will be a major impediment to long-term blue-chip collector status. At the moment, no automobile, with the exception of the McLaren F1, has been built with the concept of “restorability” as a design criterion. Once more, the returns aren’t in on our subject. The fewer the better Finally, however wonderful the automobile, if it exists in excessive quantities, it will be very hard, if not impossible, for it to become a major collectible. Consider the Acura NSX, one of the really remarkable cars of the 1990s. These early supercars are not even thought of as such due to the numbers available. They are still wonderful to own and drive, but have only recently shown a slight tendency to come back from used-car status to a collectible. Our subject is in the early days of its marque career. It is unclear how many MP4- 12Cs will ultimately be produced. McLaren built roughly 1,000 in 2012, the first year of volume production. It is their intent to increase production to 4,000 units per year. Simultaneously, they have introduced the P1 as the ultimate McLaren, stealing the MP4’s thunder. Did our auction buyer jump to the head of the line for the MP4-12C collecting boom, or did he just get a good price on a terrific daily driver? Your guess is as good as mine. Given the high production number and lack of top-tier performance status, I think the new owner will be waiting at least a decade before he begins to see a return on his investment. Fairly bought, for the current market. ♦ January 2015 49


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Legal Files John Draneas The Frankenstein Mercedes-Benz 280SL It’s a beautiful car and it drives well — its problems are all below the surface 1969 model, but the tag was affixed to the place where a 1970 VIN tag would be found (opposite door jamb). Inspection of the engine and emissions system suggested the car was a 1970 model. It was obvious that MercedesBenz didn’t place the VIN tag on the car. However, the certificate of title indicated a 1970 model with the same VIN as was stamped on the questionable 1969 VIN tag. Decoding the VIN and researching in the Mercedes- Benz records revealed that the exterior paint, interior colors, and the engine number were all wrong. When they looked on the frame to check the VIN, they discovered that the last six digits had been drilled out, making identification impossible. The last fact strongly suggested a stolen car. As required by law, the shop called the police. The police checked the National Insurance Crime Bureau database (August 2014, “Legal Files,” p. 46) and determined that the car had been reported stolen some time ago, with an insurance company having paid the claim. As a result, they impounded the SL and informed the insurer that they had recovered it. As you can imagine, the news sent George into a tailspin — he was now a Legal File. His interest in collector cars beckoned, and he was quite a fan of the Mercedes-Benz “Pagoda” cars. A lengthy Internet search led him to the website of a dealer a long G airplane ride away. The dealer prided himself on a reputation built upon many years of successful business. He claimed expertise in classic cars in general — and classic Mercedes-Benz cars in particular. His current inventory included an exceptionally good-looking 1970 MercedesBenz 280SL that George thought was reasonably priced. After lengthy discussion on the phone, George decided to move forward with the purchase. He cashed in some frequent-flier miles and made the plane trip to see the car for himself. The car looked as good as described, and it drove wonderfully. But knowing that he really wasn’t a skilled car guy, he asked about having a pre-purchase inspection performed. The dealer surprised him by saying no. As already stated, George wasn’t an experienced car guy. He didn’t know that this was the equivalent of the Oracle of Delphi telling him to make tracks as quickly as he could. Instead, he relied upon his own inexperienced impressions and wrote a check for $75,000. The car of his dreams was finally his. George knew that there were a few little things wrong with the SL. Since it was his trophy, he wanted it perfect. So he transported it directly to a specialty SL restoration shop with the intent of doing things right. After transport, some repairs, title and sales taxes, he was in the car for a total of $85,000. The monster awakens The restoration shop called to say they had bad news. They got suspicious when they noted that the VIN tag showed the car to be a 50 Who owns this monster? My friend Jeannie loves to give affectionate names to eorge felt his time was coming. He was through with his studies and was just getting established in his career. Unburdened by a wife or kids, he had been able to save up some money and he was ready to have some fun with it. all of her and her husband’s cars. I have no doubt she would name this car Frank. As in Frank N. Stein. So who owns this monster? As “Legal Files” has explained many times, U.S. law provides that a thief cannot pass good title to stolen property. The rightful owner retains ownership, even though an innocent party (George) pays good money to buy the car. Also, when a car is stolen and the insurance company pays the claim, the insurance company typically acquires title from the owner. Consequently, if the stolen car is ever recovered, it usually belongs to the insurance company. In this case, the insurer was unable to verify anything about the claim. It had simply happened too long ago for them to have saved their files. The NICB database was clearly more accurate than the insurance company’s own records, but the NICB database was not reliable evidence that would establish ownership. Consequently, the insurance company informed George that they were walking away from the SL, and he could keep it. Get out of jail free This news caused the dealer to claim that the “all’s well that ends well” principle meant he had no further obligation to George. After all, George now had good title to the SL, and the dealer was unaware of any of these problems before he sold the car to George in good faith. He didn’t want to take the car back, and wished George well. The dealer also pointed to the as-is provision in the sale agreement. But as “Legal Files” has earlier pointed out (March 2014, “Legal Files,” p. 32), an as-is provision applies only to the condition of the car, not to its title or identity. Clear title vs. marketable title The dealer’s position, of course, ignores the point that George didn’t really get what the dealer sold him. George bought a 1970 MercedesBenz 280SL with a specific VIN. The VIN plate says he got a 1969 model Sports Car Market


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with that VIN. However, the VIN plate is clearly not authentic, and there is no way to determine what the VIN of the actual car might be. The dealer’s position is premised upon the notion that he did actu- ally transfer good title to the car to George. To evaluate that, we have to distinguish between clear title and marketable, or “merchantable,” title. Clear (or unencumbered) title means that the purchaser is receiving title to the vehicle free of all liens and encumbrances — and free of adverse ownership claims. That was not the case when George purchased the car, but it became so when the insurance company walked away from it. Now, whatever this Frankenstein car might be, it does seem to belong to George free of adverse claims. Marketable title, on the other hand, means that the title is sufficient for George to be able to sell the car to another buyer. It seems pretty easy to understand that when George goes to sell this car someday, the purchaser is going to have some issues with the title discrepancies. That may make resale of this car difficult, if not impossible. The situation is compounded by the word received from the police that they are going to solve the VIN problems by assigning a new VIN to the car, along with a new VIN tag. This is commonly called “Blue Tagging” the car. Blue Tagging got its name from the fact that some state(s) would do this using a blue-colored replacement VIN tag, so everyone would know that it was a reassigned VIN. That blue tag will detract further from the marketability of George’s title by injecting even more uncertainty into the identity of the car and the validity of George’s ownership. In essence, it will scream, “stolen car!” What to do? Clearly, George has a pretty solid legal claim against the dealer. Pursuing it, however, is essentially a business decision. To pursue the claim, George will have to do several things: 1. Store the car, without driving it, until the matter is resolved. 2. Insure and protect the car until the matter is resolved. 3. Hire an attorney in the dealer’s home state to pursue the claim, and pay the potentially sizeable legal expenses. 4. Return the SL to the dealer’s state for inspection during the lawsuit — and thereafter store it there. 5. Travel to the dealer’s state for his deposition. 6. When the case comes to trial, travel to the dealer’s state again. Once George wins the lawsuit, as seems likely, he should get a judg- ment for his investment in the car, court costs and interest, and possibly his attorney’s fees, depending on state law. However, he must collect his damages from the dealer. Taking a risk or taking lumps If the dealer does not have the assets — or files bankruptcy — George may never collect his money. The dealer is required to carry a bond which would be a source of recovery, but most state bonding requirements are quite low — often as low as $20,000. Against this scenario lies the option of just taking his lumps. If he doesn’t sue, George can drive the car tomorrow and every day after that. It’s a beautiful car and it drives well — its problems are all below the surface. When he later sells the car, he will probably lose some value on it. But will that be more or less than the costs of pursuing his legal claim? And, the farther into the future the sale occurs, the less it costs him in today’s dollars. Add a zero or two to the cost of the car and the decision becomes easy. But at this level, it’s tough to know if pursuing your legal claims, no matter how solid, makes economic sense. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. January 2015 51


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Simon Says Simon Kidston “This Time It’s Different” The inside story on an anniversary few dare mention — as the French say, “ Pu a c ng, pu ’ t l é e coe ls ç ha e ls ces a mm hs…” “I know just the car,” ventured the advisor to one of the investors. They rushed off to buy it, and a young employee of the consigliere was dispatched to Europe to drive it home, thus avoiding customs paperwork and import taxes. Despite breaking down in a sleepy French village square with his beautiful girlfriend as passenger, the zilliondollar thoroughbred (the car, not her) made it home on an open tow truck. The investors were thrilled, showing off their new acquisition at the London Motor Show days later on a stand graced by a bevy of beauties with dry ice fumigating the awed public at regular intervals. It could only have been 1989. Fast forward 25 years and of course it’s different this time. Timing is everything Cars are bought at auction in Monterey, London and Same car, different young employee but trying just as hard to look as if he owned it... until it ran out of gas 20 yards later A mongst the myriad motoring anniversaries we’ve celebrated this year — 60 years of the Gullwing, 100 of Maserati and plenty more besides — one has escaped most people’s attention. It’s exactly 25 years since the peak of the first classic car market boom. For those who aren’t old enough to remember, allow me to paint you a few broad brush strokes. Heavy metal purchased at auction in Scottsdale, then the hottest place (literally) in the United States to sell your collector car, would be shipped to Europe and immediately flipped at a profit in another auction — but seldom by the original buyer. I remember a Bentley S2 drophead that changed hands three times just on the boat coming over. Anything Italian would probably be painted Resale Red for good measure, and given that time was of the essence, the previous brown/gold/green paintwork would still be underneath if you actually bothered to open the hood/trunk/driver’s door to look before buying, which most bidders didn’t. It was red, so it must be a good “investment,” surely? Grainy, black-and-white sheets of largely illegible fax paper would spew out of the new-fangled communication device needing its own room in the office — as large as a fridge freezer — offering multiple new “opportunities” and “discoveries” every day. I distinctively remember an Armenian offering Fangio’s alloy Gullwing, complete with Alfred Neubauer’s freshly applied signature on the marketing blurb, except that the poor team manager had died eight years earlier, and his signature didn’t look remotely like that in the first place. Back in 1989 I’ll never forget sitting opposite a north London car dealer in his paper-strewn office, patiently awaiting my turn to consign stock for an upcoming auction, as he barked the copy for the next Sunday Times classifieds section down the phone to an advertising executive. “Ferraaaari! 328 GTS! Rossow with crayma! Physical car, delivery miles! Value one hundred and ninety nine grand, nine fifty pounds, TODAY!” Who’d dare question that a production car could roll out of the factory and be immediately worth three times the retail price because of a speculator-filled waiting list? And what did buyers do? Put them straight into storage as an investment. Perhaps most telling of all, one particularly shrewd operator encouraged a group of his clients to set up an investment vehicle to tap into this undiscovered goldmine. They’d buy a priceless collection of “blue-chip” cars (the adjective alone is as Gordon Gekko as gelled hair and red suspenders) and simply hold onto them for a short time to make a killing. 52 Monte Carlo, although Scottsdale remains the place to find a hot-rodded hearse and matching granite mausoleum in the vendor area outside. Ferraris are still the hot ticket, although it’s anything but red that sells, and thanks to the Internet and SCM, you’ll at least know how many months — or weeks — it was since that same car crossed the block in another auction, and how much profit the seller is making. But that’s okay, as you’re planning on flipping it again next month anyway. Fax machines have become as useful as chocolate tea- pots, and thanks to the DIY website and mass e-mail blast, we can all access opportunities to enlarge our manhood, benefit from deposed African dictators’ largesse (if we’ll just provide our credit card details) and, from purveyors of “the finer things in life to the stars,” acquire anything from a Leonardo painting to a Ferrari 250 GTO — chassis number provided upon receipt of a letter of credit, of course. The north London car dealer flipping new Ferraris has gone back to selling Hondas, although recently he’s made a return foray now that classics are hot again — just don’t mention the 328s which he ended up selling at auction for half what they cost after years in storage. And the investment fund? The zillion-dollar thor- oughbred also sat in storage for years — presumably surrounded by 328s — until one day the investors got bored. The advisor got the call to find a buyer, which he appeared to do, at a third of what the investors had paid (“Who could have predicted the market?”) on condition the investors accepted the offer by fax before 6 p.m. They tried to, but oddly, the advisor’s fax wouldn’t answer (it had been helpfully unplugged). The car eventually changed hands for even less. This is a perfect example of how timing is everything, as today it would be worth 20 times what the investors pocketed. I still wonder if they ever knew they’d actually bought the car from the advisor in the first place — for four times what he’d just paid for it. As the French say, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la méme chose…” What are the chances we’ll be having the same debate in 2039? ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2014 St. John’s Concours 36th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s A little something for everyone keeps this event fresh and relevant Story and photos by Bill Rothermel weekend, and SCM Publisher Keith Martin was co-emcee along with Robert Joynt). Collector Roberta Hosken exhibited five Imperial Crown convertibles from 1957 to ’61, and the Chrysler Corporation showcased new cars interspersed with vintage cars from its collection in nearby Highland Park. A circle of Lamborghinis — including Miura, Islero, Jarama, Espada, Jalpa, and Countach, along with the more modern origami cars — was another highlight. The muscle car class included cars of the aero wars — Charger 500s, Daytonas, Superbirds, Torino Talladegas and Cyclone Spoilers. A mode du concours fashion show featured vintage dresses worn by models at auto shows from the ’50s to the ’70s — all very cool. George Brown’s 1957 International Thomas Shaughnessey’s 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV “long tail” S ome of us still call this concours Meadow Brook, yet this is the fourth time for this “new” location in suburban Detroit, MI. The Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s marked its 36th year in 2014 — nothing short of remarkable considering the proliferation of concours (and car shows that call themselves concours) on the annual calendar. The July 25–27 weekend was a must-do event for fans of the automobile. Kudos to Chairman Larry Moss and his staff and volunteers for keeping the event relevant and innovative. Part of the appeal is the “something for everyone” philosophy — in terms of both the weekend’s activities and on Sunday’s concours show field. The same is true for the location. You never have to leave the hotel grounds to take part in what’s happening, and the Inn at St. John’s (a former monastery) is simply lovely. Should you find yourself venturing out, be sure to check out downtown Plymouth — a charming little town loaded with character and full of great restaurants and shops. In addition to the usual Classics and European sports cars, this year’s concours featured more than 250 vehicles on display. Special classes included High-Style Haulers — Pickups of the Jet Age, Vintage Drag Bikes, and a chronologically arranged exhibit of Mopars styled by the late Virgil Exner (Virgil Exner Jr. was on hand for the Details Tour: Hagerty Insurance presents a Motoring Tour that takes participants on a beautiful route. Participants visited the Roush Automotive Collection and Museum Gala: An elegant evening takes place the night before the concours Winners: Best in Show — American: Bill and Barbara Parfet’s 1932 Duesenberg J convertible Victoria by Murphy Best in Show — Foreign: The Patterson Collection’s 1939 Bugatti T57C cabriolet by Voll & Rurhbeck Plan Ahead: The next Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s weekend is July 24–26, 2015 Where: The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI Cost: Admission to the concours is $25 Number of entries: 300 Web: www.concoursusa.org A lineup of 1957–61 Imperials owned by Roberta Hosken 54 George Brown’s ’57 International Harvester Golden Jubilee pickup Sports Car Market Harvester Golden Jubilee pickup was a crowd favorite, as was Gene Francavilla’s 1960 Valiant V200, which was restored to perfection and won a Lion Award in the Exner Class. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Witmer were honored with a Lion Award in the Gas Light Class for their lone-surviving 1911 Alpena Flyer, and Thomas Shaughnessey’s 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV received the Best in Class trophy in the Racing Through the Ages Class. John and Lynne Cote’s 1957 Chrysler 300C con- vertible took top honors in the Exner Class, and the FIVA Award was deservedly given to the 1910 Maytag (yes, the one that makes washing machines) owned by Richard Staadt. Kim and Stephen Bruno took home Best in Class in the Evolution of the Sports Car for their handsome one-off 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS cabriolet with coachwork by Ghia Aigle. Sunday’s concours capped off a week of automobile- related activities, including the screening of the Formula One biopic “Rush,” collector car seminars, tours of notable nearby private collections, a road tour, art exhibitions, ladies’ luncheon, German and Italian club shows, a Concours d’Lemons, and Saturday’s RM Auction and black-tie dinner celebration — something for everyone. ♦


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Feature 2014 Stan Hywet Concours Inaugural Stan Hywet Concours Familiar faces from the Glenmoor Gathering put on a new, classics-heavy event at an Ohio estate Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Gardner of St. Paul, MN, for his ultra-rare 1928 Gardner 85 Sport Roadster in the CCCA Classics 1925–30 class. In the Post-War Sports Foreign 1958–66 Class, Tom and Nita Fuller of Lakewood, OH, won Best in Class with their gorgeous 1962 Aston Martin DB4C drophead coupe. DeWayne Ashmead of Fruit Heights, UT, took Best in Class honors in the American Post-War Sports Cars with his 1953 Glasspar G-2 Roadster. Roy Margenau of Grass Lake, MI, took the CCCA Classics — Best Overall Award with his fabulous 1922 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8 torpedo phaeton. Bob Anderson of Houtzdale, PA, re- Best in Class — The 1930s and 1940s: 1935 LaSalle convertible coupe owned by Richard Zapala I n case you haven’t heard, the Glenmoor Gathering is no more. After a one-year absence on the concours calendar, a successor event was born on September 19–21 — not far from Canton, OH, which the Glenmoor Gathering called home for 18 years. Many of the key players remained, including Executive Director David Schultz, one of the founders of both events. Called the Concours d’Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the latest iteration took place at the 70-acre former estate of Franklin Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The Akron, OH, mansion is the sixth largest in the United States that is open to the general public. Should you find yourself in attendance, it is well worth taking the time to tour. Details Tour: Cars entered in the concours are eligible for a road tour on Saturday morning Gala: L’Affair d’Elegance has a cocktail party, silent auction and dinner at the Portage Country Club in Akron, OH Other events: A Friday welcome party on the back lawn of the Seiberling Estate gets the weekend going. Saturday events include a high tea with vintage fashion show and afternoon seminars Best in Show: 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster from the collection of Joseph and Margie Cassini of West Orange, NJ Plan ahead: The 2015 Concours d’Elegance at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is scheduled for September 18–20 Where: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, OH Cost: Adult admission to the concours is $35 Number of entries: 160 Web: www.concours.stanhywet.org 56 Plenty of Detroit iron The showfield looked much like a CCCA Grand Classic, as heavy Detroit iron comprised the majority of the 160-car field. This was no doubt thanks to Schultz being past President and a board member of the CCCA. It was a refreshing change for purists, indeed, with individual classes for Duesenberg, Packard, Darrin and Cord. Two additional classes of Pierce-Arrows included 15 cars. Many great cars scattered the lawn for Sunday’s concours including the Best in Class and Best in Show winner: a 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster from the collection of Joseph and Margie Cassini of West Orange, N.J. Richard Zapala of Haslett, MI, took Best in Class: The 1930s and 1940s with his stunning 1935 LaSalle convertible coupe. Steve Plunkett, of London, Ontario, was winner of Best in Class: Mid-Century Classics with his 1949 Cadillac Coupe DeVille prototype. An Award of Distinction was given to Robert DeWayne Ashmead’s 1953 Glasspar G-2 Roadster took Best in Class honors in the American Post-War Sports Cars category Sports Car Market ceived the CCCA Classic Open Award for his 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Continental Cabriolet prototype. People’s Choice winner was Barry Wolk of Farmington Hills, MI, with his 1956 Continental Mark II convertible, Hess & Eisenhardt. A full list of winners is available at concours.stanhy- wet.org. Sunday’s special treat was a demonstration of the 1770 Fardier de Cugnot steam carriage owned by the Cerf family and the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. This amazing replica of the world’s oldest known selfpropelled vehicle wowed showgoers while simultaneously reminding them just how far we’ve progressed with the modern automobile. Three museums to visit While in the area, you might want to take advantage of three car museums within an hour’s drive. The Canton Classic Car Museum in downtown Canton in an old Ford dealership features some truly grand automobiles from the Classic Era. You’ll have to look past the kitsch and clutter, but there are some great cars on display. Check out the National Packard Museum in Warren and the recently renovated Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in Cleveland, which has a spectacular collection of Brass Era and Ohio-built cars. ♦


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Ferrari Profile 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Coupe The exquisite exhaust note and the induction noise give the C/4 the most beautiful song of any production Ferrari by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1971–72 Number produced: 500 Original list price: $27,500 Current SCM Valuation: $175,000– $300,000 Tune-up cost: $6,000 Distributor caps: $500 Chassis # location: Stamped plate in the engine compartment on inner left fender; top of steering column Engine # location: Left side of engine block Clubs: Ferrari Owners Club, Ferrari Club of America Websites: www.ferrariownersclub.org, www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1970–72 Aston Martin DBS V8, 1965–74 Iso Grifo, 1974–82 Maserati Khamsin, 1970–76 Lamborghini Jarama SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 15985 A t the 1971 Geneva Salon de L’Automobile exhibition, Ferrari launched another new model. This was the GTC/4 as offered here, which was presented as a more sober and discreet al- ternative to the blisteringly high-performance Daytona. But the GTC/4 was really more closely related to the 365 GT 2+2, which it had replaced on the Pininfarina assembly line. The GTC/4 had two small rear seats tailored for small children or perhaps for short-distance use by one adult, sitting across the car. By general consent, the GTC/4 proved to be a far more user-friendly car to drive than the Daytona, and its power-assisted steering made a tremendous difference. Combined with the plush Pininfarina interior with reclining seats for driver and passenger, here was a Ferrari of great appeal to the successful businessman or the wealthy parent with a small family who considered the muscle-bound Daytona perhaps just too much Ferrari for them to handle. The great majority of the 365 GTC/4 cars produced were sold on the American market, and production was ended around October 1972, when the replacement 365 GT4 2+2 was launched at the year’s Paris Salon. This replacement model was in effect just a longer wheelbase version of the 365 GTC/4. Because its production run was so confined, the 1972 365 GTC/4 is one of the rarer of all “modern-era” Ferraris, and it also occupies a special place today as 60 one of the last of the front-engined V12 sporting cars of Maranello’s classical progression from 1947 into the mid-1970s. This Ferrari 365 GTC/4 was completed June of 1972. The first owner was a baron living in Milan. It was then sold to a man in Como before passing to Fabrizio Violati’s Bellancauto SpA of Rome, which later became the Collezione Maranello Rosso. The car is now presented here today as it left the Maranello Rosso Collection. It has survived in its original Azzuro Hyperion paint with black interior and original blue carpets. Its odometer showed 60,013 km (37,290 miles) upon delivery to Bonhams. All the car’s major number stampings are absolutely correct, matching engine number and internal block and chassis numbers. It is in every way considered a highly original and authentic example of its kind. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 205, sold for $275,145, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival Auction in Chichester, U.K., on September 13, 2014. You have to remove about 100 nuts before you can start to do a valve adjustment on a Ferrari 365 GTC/4. There are eight nuts holding on each air cleaner and another eight holding the carburetors to the intake — and yes, the carbs have to be taken off to remove the valve covers. Then you have to take off another 30 or so nuts to remove the valve covers. When you’re done with those, 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Lot 123, s/n 14815 Condition: 3 Sold at $105,862 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 11/11/12 SCM# 214256 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Lot 210, s/n 16025 Condition: 2 Sold at $258,500 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244753 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Lot 804, s/n 15859 Condition: 1Sold at $134,750 Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 8/3/13 SCM# 227161 Sports Car Market Tom Wood Photography, courtesy of Bonhams


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there’s another head to do. Of course there are fuel lines, carb linkages and a host of hardware to contend with, all of which add up to how the 365 GTC/4 got its reputation as a car to stay away from. Completing the major service in a United States C/4 required the adjustment of 24 valves, the syncing of six evil 2-barrel Weber side draft carbs — plus setting up points in two distributors to advance in unison. Most decent mechanics could do the steps, but the job shouldn’t be attempted at home. The procedure takes far less time than a 40-hour Testarossa major service, but it requires a much more talented technician to get it done right. In period, C/4 maintenance was costly enough to scare more than one potential owner away — and certainly quenched C/4 values. More popular in Europe Europeans tend to live in close quarters, where parking space is precious and one car often has to fill dual purposes. In the United States, we often have multiple garages and different cars for different purposes. In Europe four-place and 2+2 Ferraris have long had a following, where in the United States they take the back seat to their two-passenger kin. This is another reason why C/4 values have trailed other Ferraris. Closer to cousins than siblings As Bonhams pointed out, the 365 GTC/4 probably had more in common with the 365 2+2 than the Daytona. The Daytona and C/4 shared an engine block but little else. Besides the obvious completely different body and interior, the C/4’s tipo 591 frame was similar to a 365 2+2-style frame — cut down to 2,500 mm, rather than the Daytona’s type 605 2,400 mm frame. The C/4’s transmission was mounted directly to the engine like the 365 2+2, while the Daytonas featured a rear transaxle. The C/4 uses a self-leveling rear suspension like the 365 2+2, whereas the Daytona does not. On the road the C/4 reaches 60 in a lazy 6.7 seconds, with a top speed of 163 mph. The Daytona hits 60 in 5.6 seconds and tops out at 173 mph. A great driver singing a beautiful song In fairness, the C/4’s position is more akin to a luxury coupe, such as a Lusso or 330 GTC than a 2+2 or a hot Berlinetta. Used as a luxury coupe is where the C/4 really shines. The combination of the exquisite exhaust note and the induction noise of the side draft Webers gives the C/4 the most beautiful song of any production Ferrari. Power steering makes normal driving in the C/4 far more pleasurable than the non-assisted Daytona. Even the ride quality and ergonomics of the C/4 are tuned for comfort over sport. Few GTs of the era can compare with a C/4. Known history, few owners 365 GTC/4 number 15985 came out of the same Maranello Rosso Collection as the $38 million Ferrari 250 GTO that Bonhams sold at Quail Lodge in August. The car has a known history from new, very few owners and about 37,200 miles on the clock. It also has sat relatively unused for many years and might require extensive recommissioning before it is ready for prime time. It appeared to be in good condition, with a very nice interior. The radio is missing, and the car has mags rather than the more popular wire wheels. There was no mention of a tool/jack kit or books, which would cost nearly $20,000 to replace. One — maybe two — happy buyers The winning bid was just over $270,000 including commission. Top examples have recently sold well into the $300,000 range, so the sale was probably a disappointment to the seller. C/4s can be devilishly expensive to refurbish, and there were a few unknowns with this car. That said, if it drove across the block, the buyer got the best of the deal. The last time that I wrote about a C/4 was 2009 (May 2009, p. 34), and the sale price of that car was $74,500. I reported how C/4s were hard to sell and appealed more to speculators than collectors. Actually, I probably stressed that nearly every client I talk to about C/4s cites potential appreciation over love of the car as their purchase rational. The speculators were right: C/4 values have nearly quadrupled in just five years. I’m thinking that even if he didn’t drive the car an inch, the $74,000 buyer must be pretty happy right now. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) January 2015 61


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English Profile 1970 Range Rover The verified first pre-production Range Rover unlimbered wallets when it crossed the block by Paul Hardiman Details Years made 1967–70 Number built: 27 pre-production cars Current SCM Valuation: $25,000–$30,000 Chassis # location: Right side chassis member forward of spring turret Engine # location: Left side of block by dipstick tube (or possibly on bell housing flange at rear of block on very early engines) Distributor cap: £9.54 ($15) Tune-up cost: $150 Club: Range Rover Register More www.rrr.co.uk Alternatives: 1967–71 Jeep Wagoneer SJ, 1960–84 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, 1979 Mercedes G-Wagen SCM Investment Grade: D Comps Chassis number: 35500001A T he original Spen King-designed Range Rover was one of the British motor industry’s proudest success stories. When it went out of production at the end of 1996, it still looked as fresh and forward-thinking as it did back in 1970, when one was chosen for an exhibit in the Louvre as an example of modern sculpture. The car was renamed the Range Rover Classic when the Mk II model was introduced in the autumn of 1994, but demand continued even then. This was a car that had real international appeal, selling in markets as diverse as Japan, the United States, Canada and Australia, with demand often exceeding supply. Well over 300,000 Range Rovers had rolled off the production line by the time this legendary model was laid to rest, the final one being displayed as part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust collection at Gaydon in Warwickshire. Unusually, the vehicle retains all its matching-num- bers components: chassis, engine, gearbox and axles, as well as the original body shell and aluminum bonnet. Sold with a warranted mileage of 86,950 miles and fresh MoT, the car has ventured out on a limited number of occasions over the years for various photographic assignments and promotional shoots. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 134, sold for $216,999, including buyer’s premium, at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé sale in west London, England, on September 4, 2014. 62 Another of those cars best known by their distinctive registration numbers, YVB 151H, or chassis 33500001A, has been all over the press nearly all its life — if you’ve ever read a historical piece on Range Rovers, you will have seen a picture of it — but for a long period it was hiding away under a different identity. A sudden “rediscovery” of an important but long-lost car like this should always ring alarm bells — especially when the marque or model has enjoyed meteoric price rises, as A-suffix Rangies have in the past two years, in their homeland, at least. But this car’s history and provenance appears cast-iron. That long-term owner was Peter Garside of the Land Rover Centre in Huddersfield, who kept it from the late 1980s until its sale here, and it has appeared in two hardback collectors’ guide books as a paragon of originality. Hiding in plain sight The Centre’s website says: “There is often myth and confusion surrounding the early Range Rovers, prototypes, pre-production, ‘Velars’ and press vehicles. There were seven prototypes built between 1967 and 1970 — of these, two are known to survive. There were 28 pre-production chassis, with YVB registrations, made into 27 vehicles, and one drivable chassis. The name Velar (in Italian ‘To Veil, to Cover’) was used to conceal the identity of the prototypes and the preproduction vehicles, and the ‘YVB’ registration num- 1971 Range Rover Lot 437, s/n 35501657A Condition: 2 Sold at $30,377 Bonhams, Goodwood Revival, Chichester, U.K., 7/1/11 SCM# 182325 Sports Car Market 1973 Range Rover Lot 252, s/n 35506694B Condition: 2Sold at $38,572 Bonhams, Goodwood Revival, Chichester, U.K. 9/14/13 SCM# 227841 1972 Range Rover Dormobile camper Lot 493A, s/n 35504504A Condition: 3 Sold at $9,542 Bonhams, Beaulieu, U.K., 9/10/11 SCM# 184492 Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions


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bers were secured from the Croydon issuing authority, in a further attempt to disguise the vehicles if they went on the road. There then followed 20 press launch cars registered NXC 231H to NXC 250H. “YVB 151H is the first of the pre-production vehicles, chassis number 35500001A — production line vehicle No 1, requisitioned 26 September 1969 and built 24 November–17 December 1969 and first registered 2 January 1970. As was the case with the first three chassis numbers, it also has corresponding engine, gearbox and axle numbers — in this case 35500001. “YVB 153H (Chassis No 3) and YVB 160H (chassis No 8) were the first two vehicles to be completed to production specification, as publicity required a blue and a red vehicle for the promotion photography. YVB 151H was originally built in Olive Green — a color which did not make it into the production palette. “Michael Forlong, producer of the two Range Rover promotion films — ‘A Car for all Reasons’ and ‘Sahara South’ — became the first private owner on 8 April 1971. Before he took possession, the car was resprayed into the production color of Bahama Gold, and the production-type textured dash was fitted. “When the vehicle passed to Mr. Walter George Ansell of Belvedere, SE London in November 1975, the registration number WGA 71 was allocated to ‘151,’ and before disposing of it in 1979 to the next owner, a farmer in Kent, this was replaced with an age-related number EGU 16H, and so the identity of Range Rover No 1 was disguised for a further six years.” During the mid-1980s, interest in the early Range Rovers was beginning to build, especially in the survival and location of these pre-production vehicles. To that end, a group of enthusiasts mocked up a similar Rangie with the registration YVB 151H in a bid to try and trace Chassis No 1 — unaware that it existed all the time, hiding under a different color and registration number. LRC continues: “In 1985, a chance phone call to Chris Greenwood, a friend and at the time business partner of Peter Garside, owner of The Land Rover Centre, led to the rediscovery of Range Rover No 1. There then followed a six-year, ground-up restoration, whose record includes photos of some parts date-stamped as early as April 1969. “Unusually, the vehicle retains all its matching-num- bers components: chassis, engine, gearbox and axles, as well as the original aluminum bonnet, and the original body shell. In 1997, with much help from Geof Miller, lead engineer on the 100-inch project, LRC was able to persuade DVLA to reissue the original registration number YVB 151H due to the significant historic interest of the vehicle, and the importance and relevance of the YVB registration number.” The catalog concluded: “From 1991 to 2014 the Range Rover was on display in the showroom of the Land Rover Centre in Huddersfield. Having owned this iconic motor car for nearly a quarter of a century, the vendor has decided it is time to pass the responsibility of owning YVB 151H to a new custodian.” A Rangie time machine So that seems to put the lid on it, and most of it is original. The tailgate will have been changed because on early cars they dissolved even as you watched, but most of it has survived well. The seat vinyl was in good shape, and the transmission-tunnel cover, for which replacements are also unobtainable, had a few cracks, but the unique early door furniture was all there, and the dash moldings were uncracked. It’s all rubber and plastic inside because the Range Rover was conceived as a true dual-purpose vehicle — the idea was that you could hose out the farmyard muck after a day at work and then put on your glad rags and drive it to the opera. How quickly that perception shifted, as the Rangie was realigned upwards as a luxury vehicle. Mark Griffiths, Sales & Export Manager at the Land Rover Centre, said: “Peter Garside had owned it for nearly quarter of a century, and had been contemplating selling it for four or five years. With prices getting to a decent level now, he just made the decision that it was time to pass the mantle and let someone else have a play with it.” So this was Very Big News in Rangie circles, and it even hit the national press. Pre- sale interviews talked up the selling price of this to a possible £250k ($400k). However, in the event the result was more like the Violati Ferrari 250 GTO in Monterey week — the predicted world record but no more than any serious observers really expected, the top bid neatly falling between the lower and higher estimates of £100k and £140k. Early-model foibles Now, you don’t really buy an early Rangie to drive — unless you want a command- ing view in city traffic. The interiors are spartan, and they are pretty agricultural to operate, with sloppy, notchy 4-speed transmissions and lots of body roll. As stock, they have a low-compression version of the ex-Buick 215-ci aluminum V8 giving only 135 horsepower (the same unit that went into the MGB V8), so there’s not a lot of prod, and they drink fuel. But, in the same way that very early E-types and Minis attract sums usually twice what they are really worth, being the closest to the vehicles their designers intended before being gradually “improved” over their lives, these early Rangies fetch a premium. This is especially true if they’re one of the pre-production batch — and even more especially if they’re the very first one. Early production cars often ask (and fetch, if you believe the dealers) up to £75k ($120k) on the retail market, so extrapolating upwards, the price for Number 1 looks fair. It’s gone to a private collector, no doubt destined to continue life as an exhibition piece. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.) January 2015 63


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1905 Fiat 60 HP 5-Passenger Tourer The reality is that a Fiat, even one as grand as this, loses a bit of bar-stool boastability by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1904–06 Number produced: 20 Original list price: $14,000 Current SCM Valuation: $800,000–$1 million Tune-up cost: $475 Chassis # location: Dashboard tag Engine # location: Right engine mount arm Alternatives: 1905 Mercedes 60 hp, 1905 Simplex, 1906 Daimler TP 45, 1907 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1907 Daimler TP 45 Lot 209, s/n 4325 Condition: 3Sold at $561,619 Chassis number: 3003 A ccording to the Registro Storico Fiat, chassis 3003 was accepted on June 7, 1905, by Fiat’s sole American importer, Hollander and Tangeman of New York City. It was the third of only 20 examples of the 4-cylinder 60 HP built on the 2,985-millimeter wheelbase chassis (the shorter of two offerings for the model), and it is the only example known to survive today. The car was fitted at the Turin factory with upgraded racing sprockets and a unique clutch that had been unseen in any other Fiat. It was then exported as a rolling chassis to Hollander and Tangeman and subsequently dispatched to New Jersey’s Quinby and Co. for coachwork. Quinby designer Herbert Strong had recently patented a new aluminum bodywork process that provided superior weight savings, making the coachbuilder an ideal choice for the performance-oriented 60 HP. Quinby fitted chassis number 3003 with luxurious 5-passenger touring coachwork that featured internally mounted fasteners and brass moldings over its panel intersections, creating a seamless appearance that lacked any visible rivets or joints. The labor-intensive technique justified the body’s steep price of $4,000, and the coachwork was appropriately finished in red paint, the national color reserved for American competitors at the Gordon Bennett Cup (the race that would soon morph into the first grand prix races held at Le Mans). All told, the new Fiat cost over $18,000, making it the world’s most expensive car to date. The Fiat was then delivered new to August Anheuser 64 Busch Sr., the scion of the legendary brewing company in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Busch’s purchase was based on a strong recommendation of the 60 HP model from his close friend and fellow potentate, Kaiser Wilhelm II, the emperor of Germany, who had recently shelved his Mercedes for one of the Italian cars (in what proved to be somewhat of a public-relations blunder). Busch retained possession of the Fiat until the end of his life in 1934. One year later, it was purchased from his estate by James Melton, the noted tenor, radio personality and car collector, who kept the 60 HP at his Connecticut estate. The car was then sold to Dr. Don Miller, a local friend. Connecticut collector Louis Biondi purchased the Fiat in 1973. In 2012, after 77 years of minimal use by three col- lectors residing within 10 square miles of one another, this historically significant 60 HP was acquired by the consignors. They were particularly impressed by the Fiat’s overall originality, as it featured all of its original Quinby body panels and an exhaustive list of matching-numbers components including the chassis, engine, transmission, steering and suspension components, rear sprockets, chains, a radiator, a cooling fan, a belly pan, and even the securing fasteners. Quinby’s body components were also impressively original, as they featured the coachbuilder’s wood framing, leather seats, mohair floor mats, brass lighting, most weather gear, and at least 90% of the original red paint. Even the wicker basket of the rear trunk rack is an original Sports Car Market Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/29/12 SCM# 209085 1908 Rolls-Royce 40/50-hp Silver Ghost Lot 230, s/n 60747 Condition: 1 Sold at $766,374 Bonhams, Sussex, U.K., 9/16/11 SCM# 185883 1910 Simplex 50 Lot 53, s/n 247184 Condition: 2+ Sold at $512,000 Christie’s, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/19/00 SCM# 10239 Teddy Pieper ©2013, courtesy of RM Auctions


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factory-supplied item that has been decorated with original Fiat logos. Furthermore, in a testament to how little the car had been used over the preceding 107 years, and the overall quality of its original manufacture, the body and chassis bore no evidence whatsoever of any stress cracks or sagging. Chassis number 3003 won Second Place in the Pre-War Preservation Class and the Meguiar’s Award at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the Founders Award at the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance as well as the FIVA Most Well Preserved Vehicle Award. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 257, sold for $825,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Auctions’ Hershey, PA, sale on October 9, 2014. When I was asked to write about the sale of this 109-year-old Fiat, a thought that went through my head concerned all the attention paid recently to discussions of a generational shift in auto collecting. The debates begin with the basic rule of thumb which adheres to the traditional bell curve of desirability — in which the most coveted collector cars in a specific time are those which are 25 to 35 years old. These are the hot rides which you lusted for as a flat-broke 18-year-old and which you now want to buy as a successful 43–53-year-old. That pattern roughly played itself out from the Model A through big American Classic cars of the 1930s, to the post-war 1950s cars, through 1960s and 1970s muscle cars. While there are some who think the last really interesting car was made in 1968, many exciting and desirable vehicles have been built since, and it’s not only 30-year-olds who find the BMW E30 M3 and McLaren F1 worth collecting. However, a closer look reveals that the neat bell curve begins to fuzz at the edges pretty comprehensively when you also account for the maturation of vehicle collecting in general. The “hobby” as we know it only dates from the early 1950s. So, compared with the collections of objects of fine art which erudite citizens of the Roman Empire began to assemble many centuries ago, it’s a bit premature to decide what will and will not survive the taste test of time. Looking at Brass Era cars such as this Fiat is a good example of the proof that breaks the rule. Chances are that there were relatively few 127-year-olds in the room when this car sold at Hershey, so let’s eliminate the fellows and gals who were 18 when this Fiat was delivered. Yet it brought a very strong price, despite not being old enough to enter in the London-Brighton Run, which has a 1904 cutoff. The difference between the market desirablility of a car which has, or can obtain, a VCC dating certification allowing it to enter this wonderful event and one which is too new can be up to 100% in some cases. Not everyone wants to actually drive a very old car in very cold and often damp weather — all rather slowly of course — so there are other factors which come into play as well, and power and comfort are high on the list. The power of power Since those Edwardian-era teenagers aren’t around to offer their opin- ion, we have to look at today’s buyers to see what the market likes in cars of this period. And, as is the case with vehicles from every decade from 1930 to 2010, more often than not it’s power. The cars that command attention — and big money — in this area of the market are the “big iron.” If it’s got 4 cylinders, it better have at least 5,000 cc, and better still are 6 cylinders and over 6,000 cc. The earliest automotive engineers were explorers, casting out in all directions in the pursuit of speed and reliability. Even before W. O. Bentley was said to have uttered “There’s no re- placement for displacement,” bigger meant faster and better in automotive engines. Considering that the Benz Patent-Motorwagen made do with 952-cc, single-cylinder engine in 1899. Only five years later, Fiat had a a mid-market model, the 24-32 with a 6,371-cc, 4-cylinder engine, which illustrates the progression of cylinder bore and stroke inflation in the first years of the modern motorcar. A well-preserved survivor Our Fiat has size covered, with a 10-liter 4-banger under the hood, and add to that a big, comfortable touring body which has the added benefit of being the original one, in superbly preserved condition. That it’s stated to be the only survivor of the production also gives it survivor’s rights. While a few of the smaller 24-32 chassis cars remain, this is said to be the only 60 HP extant. The survivorship is good, but not central, as a value attribute. Rather it is the confluence of specification, the August Busch provenance and condition that gives this vehicle such appeal. It’s also interesting to note that I first saw this very impressive motor in Italy before RM Auctions offered it at their Villa Erba (Villa d’Este) sale in May 2013. I was very taken with its aura and obvious originality. I certainly had never been in the presence of a car exactly like it. However, I had been fortunate enough to have seen similar earlier and later cars in Italian museums and private collections. In addition, I recently had the thrill of spending up close and personal time with an early big Fiat for a recent appraisal assignment. These are very fine cars indeed — and a testament to the talent of their engineers and the quality of their factory workers. This car failed to find a buyer at the Italian auction at a called high bid of $1,690,000 (€1,300,000). I thought at the time it was certainly worth the call, but with the benefit of hindsight, distance and an actual sale, I’ve changed my view. This car’s best market was indeed in the United States, rather than Italy. It was delivered here, bodied here, owned by names important to North Americans and lived a substantial portion of its life in a small corner of the Northeast. The price realized at RM’s Hershey sale, while half the called high bid on Lake Como, was still very much in line with the values of other largeengined luxury cars of the era, such as the Mercedes 45 and 60 hp. More of a premium could certainly be paid for the originality and concours history, and it is a remarkable car. However, the reality is that a Fiat, even one as grand as this, loses a bit of “bar-stool boastability.” It’s not fair, nor does it make sense, but there you are. I would certainly call this one well bought, but not badly sold either. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) January 2015 65 Jeremy Cliff ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions Jeremy Cliff ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions


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German Profile Column Author 1962 Porsche 356B T-6 Super 90 Cabriolet Our subject car gave itself away in an instant: Engine number 614944 is not correct for any 356 or 912 engine by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1962–63 Number produced: 14,564 Original list price: Cabriolets — $4,535, normal; $4,785, Super; $5,035, Super 90 Current SCM Valuation: $80,000–$90,000 Tune-up cost: $350–$650 with NOS wires and cap and with valve adjustment Chassis # location: Plate at front lip of trunk panel under plastic liner; chassis stamping next to that plate; second small plate on A-pillar doorpost on driver’s side Engine # location: On engine-case boss under the fan Clubs: 356 Registry, Porsche Club of America More: www.356registry.org; www.pca.org Alternatives: 1961–62 Jaguar XKE, 1962–65 Alfa Romeo 2600, 1959–61 Austin-Healey 3000 SCM Investment Grade: B Chassis number: 155628 Engine number: 614944 I n September of 1959, Porsche revealed their fully updated 356 known as the 356B. This had a completely revised body that was more suitable for the American market. The 356B used the new T-5 body style, which raised the front and rear bumpers nearly four inches. Furthermore, the headlights were also repositioned higher to meet American regulations. Inside, Porsche fitted a new deep-dish steering wheel and deeper front seats. New to the model was the Type 616/7 Super 90 en- gine, which was an indirect replacement for the Carrera de Luxe models. The engine was fully revised with a new intake manifold, a larger Solex 40 PII-4 carburetor and the Carrera air filters. Other detail changes included 9.0:1 pistons, stronger valve springs, and a different crankshaft with 55-mm main bearings. In August of 1961, Porsche revealed the updated T-6 body with larger windows for the coupe and twin engine grilles on the rear deck. These had a much revised front trunk with a different gas tank that was accessed under a filler lid on the fender instead of the middle of the trunk. In 1963, the 356C marked the third and final update to the 356 model. This left-hand-drive 1962 Porsche 356B Super 90 cabriolet is finished in one of the sleekest color combinations of silver with blue leather interior and blue hood. The body was subject to a restoration in 2006 and was purchased by the current owner in Monaco. The paintwork today presents well and has been recently treated to a bare-metal respray. The hood is in excellent condition and the interior a true delight, complete with original 66 radio and clock. There are a number of bills in the history file from Porsche Monaco and the car has a current U.K. registration certificate. The 356 Super 90 Cabriolet was produced in very lim- ited numbers, and only 600 of all T-6 cabriolet variants were manufactured in 1961/62. This attractive open-top Porsche looks a very reasonable ownership proposition. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 137, sold for $184,921, including buyer’s premium, at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé Sale in London, England, on September 4, 2014. Up front, I was slightly surprised at the result. As one of the pundits advising that most Porsche 356s are approaching a market top, I would not have forecast this price, especially for this specific example. More about that later. An avalanche of 356s The 356 market faces an enthusiast base that is aging and selling off cars — with few Gen Xers flowing into the breach. Porsche built 356s for 17 years — promoting youthful dreams for just one extended generation. Please consider the 911, some 42 years young, to appreciate the difference. And Porsche built 77,957 of the upside-down bathtub-shaped beasties. In collector car circles, that’s an avalanche of 356s. Let’s quickly contrast the collector reception for four- cam Type 547/692/587-engined 356s, built about 1,350 strong, and 1954–58 pushrod Speedsters, with 4,145 built. Both of these 356 subsets have transcended Porschephiles to become mainstream market darlings. Many a general 1963 Porsche 356B Super 90 Lot 171, s/n 158625 Condition: 2 Sold at $143,000 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/9/13 SCM# 215617 Comps 1962 Porsche 356B Super 90 Lot S725, s/n 156310 Condition: 3+ Sold at $90,300 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/15/14 SCM# 232293 1960 Porsche 356B Super 90 Lot 46, s/n 88674 Condition: 1Sold at $184,250 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214782 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions


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car collection has one or more of either model or both. Some collectors are gathering as many 4-cams as possible, one eye firmly on the upward-trending price charts, while easily grasping the math of 1,350 out of 77,957. As a result, million-dollar 4-cams are the norm and half-million Speedsters are well upon us. Is that avid reception for four-cams and Speedsters now driving lesser pockets of the Porsche 356 market? If so, which models and how much future appreciation would be nice to know for an effort to buy into a rising tide. You’d be correct to start with open cars, followed by sunroof coupes, then non-sunroof coupes — with options and colors affecting it all. Scarcity and desirability drive the market. On open 356s, we would guess a pecking order along these lines: 1952 America roadsters: 18 built, including two unique specials 1954–59 Speedsters with pushrod engines: 4,145 built, all engine types 1950–52 Pre-A cabriolets (split windshield): 640 built 1953–55 Pre-A cabriolets (bent-glass windshield): 1,058 built 1962 “Twin-Grille” roadsters: 249 built 1964–65 356 SC cabriolets with the 95-horsepwer SC engine: 4,087 built of all engine types; there are no data on exactly how many were SCs, but market availability would suggest plus or minus 20% 1959 Convertible D: 1,330 built 1960–61 roadsters: 2,653 built, all engine types 1964–65 C cabriolets with the lower-horsepower C engines (see numbers above) 1956–59 356A cabriolets: 3,298 built 1962–63 T-6-bodied cabriolets: 3,177 built 1960–61 T-5-bodied cabriolets: 2,085 built Normal and Super Starting in 1952, when Porsche added 1,500-cc engines to its earlier 1,100-cc and 1,300-cc units, they also initiated a parallel higher-horsepower series and introduced the nomenclature of Normal and Super. In 1960, a new engine was introduced with 90 horsepower, and it was dubbed the Super 90. In this era, the Normal was 60 horsepower and the Super was 75 horsepower. For current collectors, the engine selection is a prime determinant of value. Buyers will pay up for a Super engine in a pre-A or a 356A, especially in Speedsters, where the Super is relatively rare. Among 1960–63 356Bs, Super 90s are on yet another price scale, along with the 1964–65 SCs, the successor to the Super 90. The C engine is basically a Super. In 196465, the C was 75 hp and the SC was 95 hp, both DIN. I regularly advise a 15%–20% premium for the era’s top-of-the-line engine. Any time there is a price premium associated with an engine selection or with options, cars will be restored to that specification — or sometimes just to the appearance of that spec. Taking a closer look Let’s get back to our subject car, a 1962 356B T-6 Super 90 cabriolet. The auction catalog copy does not specify matching numbers for original engine and gearbox or original colors, so it’s safe to assume that none applies. When considering a 356 at auction, always ask the auction house for their copy of the Kardex (the factory build card) or a Certificate of Authenticity. Any serious seller has it available. If not, you should suspect the worst — and accept that if you bid you are gambling on the build specification. You can help yourself by careful investigation. To determine a 356’s original paint colors, look under the dashboard (lying on the floor with a flashlight, naturally). Some original factory overspray likely remains. To guesstimate on the engine numbers, have a refer- ence book at hand — or at least an expert at your side. Our subject car gave itself away in an instant: The engine number 614944 was not a correct number for any 356 or 912 engine, although it was patterned like a number for a Normal. It was not close to a Super 90 serial number, which for 1962 started with 804001 and went up. The engine was clearly not a Super 90 physically. The most visible telltale was the Zenith carburetors. Super 90 engines had the essential Super 90 Solexes with their wire-mesh Knecht air cleaners. Furthermore, the tachometer had the 5,000–5,500 rpm red zone of a 1600 Super, not the 5,500–6,000 rpm red zone of a Super 90. Finally, the Super 90 insignia on the rear deck was correct for an earlier T-5 car but not a 1962 T-6. More worries arise Other issues existed, none as important as the Normal engine. From the auction catalog photos, we can see: The seats had the too-large pleats of a lesser repro interior kit. The top boot was not cut correctly. The front rugs were not cut correctly. The steering wheel was a 1970s aftermarket reproduc- tion in the wrong size. The spare-tire wheel was a reproduction — and thus it was likely that the road wheels were as well. The fuse-block cover was the repro white plastic piece intended for a 356C. The speakers were updated and had incorrect fabric on their covers. The hood and the driver’s door did not fit correctly, and the front bumper rode too low on the passenger’s side. The engine compartment was dirty, with broken decals and old finishes. None of those items were deal killers, but were they indicative of a restoration with the goal of “flipping” the car at auction? Usually, yes. Paying the price for ignorance It is possible that at the event, the auction company an- nounced the incorrect engine specification in the catalog. If so, kudos to them. If not, some knowledgeable collector should have notified them. And if not, shame on the buyer for being gullible. He paid a super-premium price for a not-so-super Super 90 356B Cabriolet. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.) January 2015 67


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American Profile 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster Long-term, single-family ownership certainly adds to this car’s allure, but it doesn’t add up to $1 million by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1930 Number produced: 2,886 Original purchase price: $5,350 Current SCM Valuation: $450,000 Tune-up cost: $2,500 Distributor cap: $600 Engine # location: Right side of crank case and generator chain housing Club: Classic Car Club of America More: www.ccca.org Alternatives: 1931–33 Marmon Sixteen, 1929 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe, 1933–36 Packard Twelve SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Engine number: 701761 catapulted itself to the head of the luxury class in one brilliant stroke. Until then, only Bugatti had produced a 16-cylinder engine, and it was accomplished by bolting two 8-cylinder inline engines together, which was an innovation that was originally intended for aircraft use. Cadillac’s V16 was the first true 16-cylinder engine O to be built from scratch, and it was a project led by Owen Milton Nacker under conditions of the utmost secrecy. In order to avoid knowledge of the project leaking from lower-level GM engineering departments and parts suppliers, a well-coordinated disinformation campaign was created. It included cover stories and notes on various blueprints that indicated that the project was actually Cadillac’s contribution to a new GM bus project. The 45-degree cylinder bank angle and overhead- valve design kept the V16 narrow, while its external manifolds allowed easy access to the engine compartment. Furthermore, Cadillac’s V16 was the first automotive engine ever to be “styled,” as all of the wiring was hidden and the engine compartment was dressed up with plenty of gleaming, polished aluminum, porcelain and a pair of beautiful valve covers with brushed aluminum ridged surfaces featuring the Cadillac emblem. This V16 roadster still presents utterly beauti- fully, with its carefully applied finish unmarred, and its interior is still tight and fresh. The underbody and underhood are clean and appear freshly restored, and its 68 n January 4, 1930, Cadillac stunned the fine-car market at the New York Auto Show with the introduction of its breathtaking new V16. With it, Cadillac instantly chrome still sparkles throughout. It is an heirloom that, for 81 years and four generations, has been the vehicle through which memories are made. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 109, sold for $1,100,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM’s Hershey, PA, sale on October 9, 2014. In the second week of December 1929, Cadillac stunned the connoisseur luxury automotive market with the announcement of the V16 overhead valve engine. Three models were presented at the January New York Auto Show, and they were enthusiastically received. Cadillac wisely had product available to meet the demand, and by April 8, the thousandth V16 had been shipped. In April alone, 576 left the factory, and by June, shipments reached 2,000 cars. This far exceeded Cadillac’s expectations — and caught competitors completely flat-footed. Packard, Pierce-Arrow and Lincoln responded two years later with V12s, but the Great Depression was in full swing, and the luxury market was collapsing. Marmon had been developing a wellrefined V16 since 1926, but it did not debut until April of 1931, and by then Cadillac was firmly entrenched — and skimmed the cream from the top of the declining market. Marmon was soon in receivership. A beautiful engine The V16 engine was a marvel of engineering elegance. It utilized hydraulic valve adjustment, which resulted in an extremely quiet engine. The narrow, 45-degree V16 produced 320 foot-pounds of torque, resulting in a very Sports Car Market 1932 Cadillac V16 roadster Lot 128, s/n 72218 Condition: 1 Sold at $693,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/13/08 SCM# 117587 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster Lot 259, s/n 700809 Condition: 2+ Sold at $440,000 RM Auctions, Rochester, MI, 7/24/10 SCM# 166161 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster Lot 143, s/n 700809 Condition: 1 Sold at $495,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/07 SCM# 46586 Darin Schnabel ©2014, courtesy of RM Auctions


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smooth-running motor. In fact, Cadillac stated the “critical listening test” for the V16 was that you hear nothing more than the spark of the contact points at idle. The engine was finished in glossy enamel, porcelain and chrome. With ribbed cylinder head covers, it was a thing of beauty. Coupled with the offering of 20 Fleetwood bodies, the planned as- sault on Packard for supremacy of the luxury market was well under way. Record sales — for a while During the seven-year production run, 3,878 overhead-valve V16s were produced, with 2,886 sold in 1930 alone. Obviously, the Great Depression was taking hold of the connoisseur market. Without the financial support of General Motors, it’s questionable whether Cadillac would have survived the 1930s. The prestige that Cadillac now enjoys, however, can be traced to the V16. This delightful 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster by Fleetwood was the “C” of the unique John Moir A-Z Car Collection. It was the second car acquired by John Moir Sr., and he bought it from a Ford used-car lot in 1933 after a rather brief ownership by the prominent Whittall family. Considering that its gas mileage was limited and it rode on an impos- ing 148-inch wheelbase, it was not the most practical car to drive, as the Great Depression forced many to the soup lines. As such, it was acquired at a bargain price. Retired in the early 1950s, the car was restored in the 1990s to its original livery. It was presented at auction with several early original photographs and other documentation. A stunning price Pricing a Cadillac V16 is akin to pinning Jell-O on the wall, as prices are all over the board. Closed cars have sold for as little as $150,000, while roadsters com- mand premium pricing. Several in the SCM Platinum Auction Database range from $300,000 to $500,000. The high-water mark was a stunning example Gooding sold in 2008 at their Pebble Beach sale for $693,000. So how do you explain the million-dollar sale here? For starters, well-restored significant CCCA Full Classics have resurged in value of late, and this car was in fantastic condition. The long-term, singlefamily ownership also adds to this car’s allure. Does it add $300,000 to $400,000 to the package? I just can’t see how, so this stunning Cadillac V16 was extremely well sold. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.) January 2015 69


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American Profile The Cumberford Perspective Fabulous chassis, great story, unimaginative body By Robert Cumberford 3 C adillac’s V16 chassis was fabulous, potentially lending itself to great bodywork, but in fact very few were coachwork masterpieces. Battista “Pinin” Farina pretty much made his bones as a big-time designer with a 1930 V16 boat-tailed speedster, and Cadillac’s own 1933 Chicago World’s Fair aerodynamic V16 fastback coupe is a classic styling icon. But most of the 45-de- gree OHV V16s were — like this one — imposing, enormously impressive, but rather blunt and graceless, closer to mid-1920s styling conventions than to the new, flowing elegance of the Cord L-29 and the Duesenberg SJ presented at the turn of the decade. They were surprisingly successful selling far better than Packard, commercially, Pierce-Arrow or Peerless top models. More than half of the 4,000-some V16s made during 11 years were built in 1930, so they unfortunately retained the early morphology. Few Cadillac V16s were really beautiful — although all deep th gines were. As the G Depression production tapered d to fewer than one a w in its last years, des completely new, q 135-degree L-head e that made the 1938 V16s the fastest-acc ating non-racing car the world. ♦ 7 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 There is little grace in the rear fenders. Flattened on top and sides, they’re closer to early mudguards than to later sculpted forms. 2 There is something ineffably charming about golf-club compartments, a bold declaration that cars with them were meant only for the leisure class. 3 Not as awkward as typical German folded tops, but the folded canvas carried externally was still an eyesore. 4 Proportionally, the hood doesn’t really seem impressively long, but stand next 8 10 to the car and you can’t help being awed by the sheer volume of the vehicle. 5 The radiator shell seems a bit too wide, especially compared with an L-29 Cord, the styling leader of the time, but unlike the Cord, the Cadillac engine did not overheat. 6 This V16 badge really meant something in 1930, suggesting that Cadillac was the pinnacle of engineering prowess. And it almost was. These were good cars. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 All this length, no tires inside the body, yet it was still necessary to have a fold- down trunk rack. 8 The color break adds to the style, but the awkward shape of the separating surface change detracts. 9 Top up, there is a jauntiness that reinforces the sporty feel of what is, after all, a gigantic car. 10 The front fenders are more modern than the rear ones, more crowned, and with a more graceful profile. 11 The wheels, big as they are, begin to look undersized to modern eyes accustomed to 22-inch wheels on concept cars. The wheels themselves 9 are rather ordinary. 12 Three ribs, or flashes, as on these utility compartments, were the sign that a given Cadillac had the 16-cylinder engine, even if the body was identical to a 12 or 8. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) This is pretty bare-bones for a luxury car. The instrument panel is austere, the upholstery severely plain and the steering wheel is boringly matter-of-fact — as good for a truck as for a sporty two seater. What is clear is that everything is of very high quality. 2 1 5 4 6 11 12 70 Sports Car Market


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Race Car Profile 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA The pop rivets on the roof are behind the drip rail, and a few are often loose, as the steel and aluminum alloy react to each other by Mark Wigginton Details Years built: 1965–67 Number built: 1,000 (estimated) Original list price: $5,625 Current SCM Valuation: $165,000– $325,000 Engine # location: Next to distributor Chassis # location: On the firewall Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club USA More: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1960–65 OSCA 1600 GT, 1964–65 Porsche 911 2.0, 1965–67 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Stradale SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: AR752621 Engine number: AR00502A I ntroduced in 1965, the GTA — the A stood for Alleggerita (lightened) — was the official competition version of the Giulia Sprint GT, and it was produced in both road and race variants. The latter, as usual, was the responsibility of the factory’s Autodelta competitions department, which had been founded in 1961 as an independent company by Carlo Chiti and Ludovico Chizzola, and subsequently absorbed by Alfa Romeo. Visually almost indistinguishable from the road-going Sprint GT, the GTA differed by virtue of its aluminum body panels, Plexiglas side and rear windows and lightened interior fittings and trim. As a result, the GTA tipped the scales at around 200 kilograms (440 pounds) lighter than the stock steel-bodied car. Alfa’s classic twin-cam 1,570-cc four underwent extensive modification for the GTA, the angle between the valves being reduced from 90 to 80 degrees and the valve sizes substantially increased. As there was no longer room between them for a central spark plug, a change was made to twin-plug ignition. In road trim, the revised engine produced 115 horsepower, with up to an incredible 170 horsepower available in race tune. The GTA made its racing debut on March 20, 1966, at Monza, where Andrea de Adamich and Teodoro Zeccoli triumphed in the Jolly Club Four-Hour Race. 72 From then on, the Autodelta-prepared GTAs enjoyed outstanding success, winning the European Touring Car Championship three years running from 1966 to ’68. The Championship’s 1,300-cc class had long been the preserve of the Mini Cooper, but that would all change in 1968 with the arrival of the GTA 1300 Junior, which for the next few years would enjoy dominance equal to that of the Mini in the early ’60s. An accompanying letter from the Archivio Storico Alfa Romeo states that the chassis number AR 752621 corresponds with a right-hand-drive Giulia Sprint GTA manufactured on July 27, 1965, and sold on April 16, 1966, to one Salvatore Ferragamo of Firenze (Florence). Nothing is known of its subsequent history, although the copy of a French Carte Grise on file shows that the car was registered in that country in 2002. In September of 2002, the Alfa was sold at the Le Mans auction to the current vendor and brought to the U.K., being registered there on February 1, 2003. The catalog description stated that the car had had some racing history in Germany, as evidenced by the presence of a roll cage and fire extinguisher, and that it had been restored in 1999. Its condition was described as excellent. Since its acquisition by the current vendor, a well- known and respected historic racer, the GTA has been used for competition in events such as the Tour Auto and Sports Car Market 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Lot 505, s/n AR613311 Condition: 4Sold at $203,871 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 2/8/14 SCM# 238975 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Lot 113, s/n 10502613372 Condition: 3+ Sold at $159,251 Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA, 7/7/12 SCM# 209335 1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Lot 348, s/n 613857 Condition 3+ Sold at $83,265 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/19/08 SCM# 117830 Courtesy of Bonhams


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the UT2C series at Paul Ricard, Monza, and the mighty Spa. Ongoing maintenance and preparation has been carried out by respected specialists Lanzante Ltd. of Petersfield, Hampshire. Offered with V5C registration document and HTP papers issued in 2005, the car was last used circa 2010. The Alfa Romeo GTA is the car for all competition seasons, equally at home on road, hillclimb or track. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 264, sold for $275,145, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival Auction on September 14, 2014. In early 1965, the first prototype GTAs appeared, pre-homologation, racing first at Monza in April (although both cars failed to finish). But by July 1965, it was successfully homologated into Group 2, and more and more cars started to appear — and win. Based on the Guilia GT production car, Alfa leveraged the growing expertise and success of their Autodelta racing subsidiary to create a lightweight touring car to go head-to-head with a growing number of manufacturers who saw an opportunity to turn sedan car racing into a more competitive, professional kind of racing. The goal — after winning — was selling more of their marque’s product. The beginnings of the GTA were actually years earlier, in 1962, when the Giulia replaced the already popular Giulietta line. The Giulia, also called the Series 105, was graced with beautiful lines thanks to the house of Bertone. Alfa called on Autodelta’s Chiti and Chizzola to create a racing ver- sion of the Giulia Sprint GT, and focusing on the twin pillars of racing — more power and less weight — the GTA was born. The GTAs came in two models, Stradale (road) and Corsa (racing), and cars coming from Autodelta came with a high premium, as the racing modifications cost almost what the original car cost. Autodelta was reluctant to give a GTA to someone without a racing pedigree, at least initially. A lightweight with muscle Power came from the DOHC four with four valves per cylinder, modi- fied valve angle and double spark plugs in each hole, with plenty of spark coming from the Marelli distributor found in the Ferrari Dino. Add 45-mm carburetors instead of 40 mm, and horsepower numbers soared from the stock configuration. There was lightening in the engine bay, coming from a magnesium camshaft cover, sump, timing cover and bell housing. The GTA had alloy body panels replacing the stock steel (the alloy was called Peraluman 25, if you feel the need to impress at the next Cars & Coffee), and the lighter panels were pop-riveted to the regular steel structure (even the inner steel panels were produced out of thinner gauge). The pop rivets on the roof are quite visible behind the drip rail, and often a few are loose, as the steel and aluminum alloy react to each other. Even the passenger’s floor was replaced with the lightweight Peraluman 25 for some cars, but the practice evidently was dropped due to structural rigidity loss and compromised handling. The Peraluman January 2015 73 25 floor later returned in racing as stronger roll cages came into vogue. The factory cars had extensive replacement of everything from package shelves to dashes to seat backs — all in the lightweight alloy. Suspension changes included an aluminum rear upper control arm, and a sliding-block rear axle locating system, although not much was done to lighten bits in the front suspension. The engine changes raised the grunt levels to nearly 170 horsepower, with top speed breaking through 135 miles per hour. Yeah, a GTA is that kind of fun. The factory cars were better According to Tony Adriaensens’ exhaustive history of the car, Alleggerita, the exact number of GTAs produced for homologation is still up in the air. This car, AR753621, appears to be one of 147 RHD models delivered and was probably built late in 1965. With so much weight taken out of the car (more than 440 pounds), you wound up with a 1,630-pound sedan with a great suspension, a low center of gravity and predictable handling. All this added up to a quite successful race car, on both sides of the Atlantic. The factory Autodelta cars were clearly superior to the customer cars when they came to Sebring in 1966, which led American race teams to start over. They ripped off the Autodelta badges and went through the cars from engine to taillights to find more speed. That speed turned a Trans-Am championship the first year. Race, tour — or both The GTA was a remarkable touring car, and the one on sale at Bonhams, while short on racing history, is a good example and is ready to go vintage racing on either side of the pond, as it also sports all the right papers. While our car appears to be a homologation car, the rarity of good existing examples makes it a good buy at $275,145, which is right in the middle of the SCM Pocket Price Guide range of $165,000–$325,000. It’s a great tool, ready to use, as well as grow in value. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.)


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Market Reports Overview Rising Into Fall Worldwide prices continue to climb, and F40s may be getting their due Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, $3,736,152— Slvstn, p. 108 2. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe, $3,113,460—Slvstn, p. 106 3. 1936 Lagonda LG45R Rapide roadster, $2,547,729—Bon, p. 92 4. 1930 OM 665 Superba roadster, $2,038,670—Bon, p. 96 5. 1954 Bentley R-type Continental coupe, $1,660,512—Slvstn, p. 102 6. 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Volante convertible, $1,566,165— Slvstn, p. 104 7. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II coupe, $1,160,471—Slvstn, p. 106 8. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $1,056,914—Bon, p. 94 9. 1991 Ferrari F40 coupe, $1,029,643—Bon, p. 98 10. 1937 Maserati Tipo 6CM racer, $984,191—Bon, p. 96 By Tony Piff issue. That price is a notch up from last year’s $32m, with about 50 more cars sold (704/706 this time around), and an average price increase to $37k from $36k. A 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat auctioned for charity took the highsale position at $825k, and a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador was the most expensive non-charity car at $440k. At the Goodwood Revival, Bonhams grew sales to A $25m from $22m a year ago, selling 77 of 105 cars, up from 63 out of 75. Average sold price declined to $321k from $347k. “EPE 97,” the 1936 Lagonda LG45R Rapide profiled last issue, was the top lot here at $2.5m — a marque record. A week prior, Silverstone joined the Salon Privé mo- torshow in London and set the record for a Daytona, selling one for $3.7m. Out of 56 consignments, 34 sold, and overall sales totaled $16m, for an average sold price of $480k. Back on the U.S., sales at RM Hershey rocketed forward 43% to $13.9m from $9.7m last year, hitting a 95% sellthrough rate (157/169). Average price was $89k, down from $93k. A 1930 Cadillac 452 V16 roadster broke the millionbuck barrier, selling for $1.1m. See the profile, p. 68. Tony’s Market Moment: In July 2013, Steve Ahlgrim profiled an F40 that had sold at Gooding’s Amelia Island sale for $715k. Ahlgrim considered that price “over market for a 7,000-mile car,” but wrote, “There are very few F40s on the market… and availability trumps price.” As recently as 2011, cars were averaging just $379k, with Best Buys 1934 Lancia Augusta March Special tourer, $143,000—RM, p. 118 76 only seven offered at auction that year. By the end of 2013, eight cars had crossed the block, and prices were averaging t early autumn auctions around the globe, prices and totals showed continued market growth. Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas sale hit $33m in total sales, making it the biggest auction in this Is the F40 price correction overdue? Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Mecum September 3–6 Silverstone London, U.K. September 4 Chichester, U.K. September 13 N’amptonshire, U.K. September 20 Herefordshire, U.K. September 24 Brightwells September 25–27 RM Hershey, PA October 9–10 $0 $10m Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV September 19–20 Silverstone Bonhams Portland, OR Silver $606k $1.9m $3m $33.3m $13.9m $20m SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating: 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts $926k. We’ve seen 12 F40s at auction so far this year, and average price per car is up to $1.1m. I can’t help but think that with 1,311 F40s produced, there are plenty more cars out there. Maybe this is just an overdue price correction for an undervalued supercar. Are we witnessing a momentary blip of speculation or a permanent price correction? ♦ $30m $40m Dallas, TX $31.4m $16.3m $24.6m 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 2-dr sedan, $60,500—RM, p. 124 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 2-dr hard top, $55,000—B-J, p. 86 1963 Porsche 356B coupe, $50,760—Mec, p. 130 1955 Land Rover Series I 86-in pickup, $15,330—Brtwl, p. 127 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas A Johnny Cash Rolls-Royce and an Elvis Presley Cadillac sell for the same $88k Company Barrett-Jackson Date September 25–27, 2014 Location Las Vegas, NV Auctioneers Assiter & Associates, Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 704/706 Sales rate 99% High sale 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, sold at $825,000 Sales total $33,292,085 Buyer’s premium Elvis and Priscilla’s honeymoon Caddy —1967 Cadillac Coupe DeVille 2-door hard top, sold at $88,000 Report and photos by Travis Shetler Market opinions in italics at the Mandalay Bay Resort, the cars were spread throughout 570,000 square feet of convention space, which was separate from the auction arena. Billboards and ads filled the city. Barrett-Jackson doesn’t just sell cars; they fo B ter a culture of car-related activities. The Las V action kicked off a week earlier with a cruise-in a dealership. There were roughly 75 cars on disp arrett-Jackson conquered Las Vegas for the seventh time in late September with more cars than ever. As usual, almost everything sold. Auctioned awards were given out. The mood was relaxed, with food, live music and activities for the kids. Then, following the preview days, the opening-night gala took place at the Mandalay Bay beach, replete with sand, lifeguards, food, drink and the band Barrett-Jackson uses for their Florida auction, flown in to entertain the invited guests. The auction began on Thursday night, and the action was Scottsdale- fast. This year’s auction contained all manner of magnificent Mopars: ’Cudas, Chargers and Challengers with convertible tops, Hemis, Six Packs, shaker hoods and rare color combinations. This was also a great place to find coveted Camaros, must-have Mustangs and soughtafter Shelbys. One great muscle car buy was a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6. The car was nut-andbolt restored 20 miles ago, and it went Sales Totals $30m $35m to a new owner for just $55k. Two celebrity vehicles took the spotlight and Johnny Cash’s 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow saloon, sold at $88,000 78 ended up very well sold at the exact same $88k. One was a gift from ABC television to Johnny Cash: a 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. The celebrity provenance tripled its market value on this day. The other was an Elvis Presley-owned 1967 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. Elvis and Priscilla used the car as their honeymoon vehicle for the drive home to Graceland after the marriage ceremony — which took place right here in Las Vegas. How very fitting. ♦ $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV ENGLISH #377-1953 DAIMLER EMPRESS sedan. S/N 82004. Black & gray/gray leather. Odo: 67,000 miles. Very nice paint applied over a decent aluminum body. The #3 interior is nicely aged, and the wood is holding up well. Front power windows and manual rear win- berglass has actual pinholes. The panel fit is poor, but the chrome looks fair for the most part, excluding the windshield surround. #2 interior is nicely reupholstered to a very high standard, but the carpet detracts from the soft leather. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $41,800. This car has a lot of needs, but a Hemi V8, 4-wheel disc brakes and a lightweight fiberglass body should make for a fun driver. Well bought and sold near the bottom of the price range, with some room for profit if the work is closely monitored. #692-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk dows, which was not uncommon in U.K. cars of this era. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,600. Rolls-Royce or Jaguar luxury at a slightly lower price point. Well sold and bought at a number that seems fair. #153-1953 MG TD roadster. S/N TD20959. British Racing Green/biscuit canvas/ biscuit leather. Odo: 2,745 miles. Exterior paint, fit and finish earn this car a 1-. Interior is very nicely redone, with lots of light tan leather, also a 1-. Engine bay is a well-detailed 1; undercarriage is a 2. Convincingly claimed to have been the subject of a full restoration with II BT7 roadster. S/N HBT7L18314. Black/ black cloth/red leather. Odo: 13 miles. Originally a San Francisco car, this four-seater was recently restored by Healey Lane Restoration in Oregon. Every nut and bolt has been upgraded and replaced. Paint is a #1, as is the trim and panel fit. #1 interior is outstanding. of the car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $70,400. Accompanied by a Tiger Authenticity Certificate from 2013, this Carroll Shelby-designed Rootes Group product was slightly modern in its overall appearance, but presented very well. Well bought at roughly two-thirds of what it might have brought. It needs nothing beyond addressing the paint swirls, and the new owner will have an eye-catching new convertible with an engine compartment filled from stem to stern by the Ford V8. Undercarriage is a #2. The only issue visible is that the top looks dirty. Really a great-looking car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,500. The triple carbs were discontinued after 1962. This car sold very well at nearly twice the top of the market, but it was an exceptional car. Probably a safe investment over the long term. every item attended to. This is a very smart TD and there are few ways for another to be nicer. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,150. A wellbought MG. The seller was ready to let it go, as the car failed to sell at Mecum’s Monterey auction in 2013 at $33k (SCM# 225096). It sold at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2009 for $29k (SCM# 148804). There is little to do to this car, and the value was well below the market. #649-1961 DAIMLER DART SP250 convertible. S/N 7370096. White/white fiberglass hard top/tan leather. Odo: 92,876 miles. #3 paint applied over a poorly prepped body. There is good gloss, but in some areas the fi- #20-1963 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN2L19390. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 52,000 miles. Paint very worn, stained and spotted. Interior is in better shape, a 3. Engine bay has had lots of leaks and stains over the years, but the motor presents well. Undercarriage is a 4. Really a tired driver- #766-1970 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW saloon. S/N LRX9251. Black/ black Everflex/black leather. Odo: 32,000 miles. A gift from ABC Television to Johnny Cash. Fittingly, triple black with gold JRC initials on the rear doors. The #2 paint and black leather. Odo: 5,857 miles. Recently restored, with very good paint that needs to be buffed and polished. The great-looking, fresh leather interior makes a perfect setting for the beautiful dash and wheel. Underneath, the chassis shows slightly more use then the rest interior are offset by the #4 engine compartment. The car conveys luxury with a bit of mystery. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,000. This car was on display at B-J Reno earlier this year, and it grabbed my attention then. Quite well sold at three times market value. As with Elvis’s Cadillac (Lot 767.1), the celebrity history drives the price. FRENCH quality car, but the originality has value of its own. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,250. Quite well sold near the top of the market. However, the car suffered a 30% loss, as it was last sold for $12,100 at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction in 2013 (SCM# 233242). If this year’s seller was last year’s buyer, one hopes that he or she had an opportunity to drive it and create some memories. #7001-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER convertible. S/N B9473202. Dark blue/black cloth/ 80 Sports Car Market #521-1964 RENAULT GORDINI sedan. S/N R10950054545. Red/tan leather. Odo: 39,927 miles. Visually enticing Renault, done


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV up in a period rally scheme with stripes, stickers, lights and dual timers. #3 paint over a #2 body. The #1 interior is perfect, in contrast to the rusty muffler and #3 undercarriage. Equipped with a swing axle, rust-prone and truly small; these cars outsold VW’s Beetle briefly in the late ’50s as a result of the styling, heater and four doors. The Gordini gets a fourth gear and 95 horsepower, compared with 32 for the base model. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,500. Very well sold, especially for a U.S. auction (parts will be difficult to obtain here). But another Dauphine Gordini made $12k at Bonhams Paris in February 2012 (SCM# 197383), and the market has only plowed upward since then, so that helps explain the price. GERMAN #777-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7500731. Hellblau Light Blue/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 9,000 miles. Fantastic example. Gleaming paint (in one of the most German of Mercedes-Benz colors) has a few minor issues. Body panel fit and interior are both a nice #2+, while the un- several needs, but it came in at $70k less than the Hellblau 1957 (Lot 777). While the expense of restoring any Mercedes could easily eat up that difference, there is enough car here to make it worth someone’s time. #620-1967 OPEL KADETT L Rallye 2-dr sedan. S/N 321137646. Bamboo Yellow/ black vinyl. Odo: 56,782 miles. The nicest Opel at Barrett-Jackson, and also the only Opel at Barrett-Jackson. Recently restored, with $20k in receipts. Paint is excellent. Panel fit is good, and the flawless interior utilizes all Cond: 4. SOLD AT $46,650. This was at the bottom of the food chain for Barrett-Jackson, and it sold at a price toward the bottom of the value range. There is room for the buyer to give this car the tens of thousands of dollars it needs and still see some possible upside. Correctly bought, but not cheap. #161-1981 PORSCHE 911 coupe. S/N WP0AA0910BS121471. Guards Red/black leather. Odo: 30,884 miles. A steel Turbo body conversion with excellent body fit and paint finish. Just slight problems with the bumper rubber pieces. Interior is a #2, with some signs NOS materials. High-performance engine and lots of options which came with the Rallye package. Wheels and tires upgraded to 15 inches. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,450. Very well sold, setting what must be the very top end of the market. More than most would wish to pay, but less than build cost, and good luck finding another. See Affordable Classic, p. 46. #37-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE dercarriage looks appropriate for a 57-year-old car and rates a #3. A two-owner car, 50 years with the original purchaser. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $165,000. Last sold at Mecum’s Monterey auction in August 2013 for $68k (SCM# 230890). There’s no reason for this car to double in value in a single year, except that’s how hot the 190SL market is. I say very well sold for condition. #736-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121042109500316. Red/tan canvas/bamboo leather. Odo: 84,970 miles. A great brick-red color. Paint and fit and finish are a #3, with problems where the hood sweeps up into the driver’s side fender, as well as pitting chrome. The interior is a #2, with new correct carpet and looks very good against the red paint. Same California owner for the past 25 sedan. S/N 10801810033684. Tobacco Brown/saddle leather. Odo: 56,631 miles. Outside is well used, paint worn to the point that the originality is evident. Good panel fit. Interior is a well-used 3. Engine compartment is not detailed, but it is clean. Undercarriage is a of wear. The six carbs on the built engine make for a great view. Undercarriage looks good for a 33-year-old car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,900. The buyer should be pleased, as this 911 sold for $40k at Barrett-Jackson’s January 2014 Arizona sale (SCM# 241235). In the interim, the odometer gained 2 miles. ITALIAN #618-1970 FIAT 500 Abarth 695 replica 2-dr sedan. S/N 110F2440805. White/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 9,837 miles. A fantasticlooking little car, restored in Italy about 10 years ago; has only seen weekend car-show duties since. “Abarth-tuned exhaust, suspen- 4. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,950. Despite the condition, the 4-speed, low mileage, a/c and long-term ownership from 1981 to 2013 make this an appealing, unusual and usable driver. It sold well above what it would bring in a non-auction environment, but enjoy it and the buyer will get his money’s worth. years. Radio-delete for an undistracted motoring experience. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $95,700. Well bought and sold for condition. There are 82 #647-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304410010057. White/ black hard top/brown leather. Odo: 92,950 miles. A tired and used car. The #5 paint is likely original, with chips, scratches and touch-ups. The panel fit is good, but there are many areas where rust is breaking through the paint. Inside, the #3 upholstery has a nice patina. Under the hood is a dirty engine compartment that also shows a good deal of rust. sion and wheels.” The #3 paint is applied over a body with good panel fit. The #2 interior shines in red, and the black fabric sunroof sets off everything. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,500. Strong price for a 500, but cheaper than buying a real Abarth. Well sold. Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV #211-1986 FERRARI MONDIAL cab- riolet. S/N ZFFXC26A6G0065495. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 25,700 miles. Paint is very nice, but chips force a #2. Panel fit is fine. Interior nice but with scuffing and wear; rear seat is quite discolored across the back. Undercarriage is a #2. An attractive car. The seller indicates that the 30k-mile service has already been completed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,400. Well bought at just below market value. The replaced timing belts should allow the new owner uninterrupted use... possibly sprinkled with steady and expensive maintenance needs. AMERICAN #780-1936 PACKARD EIGHT phaeton. S/N 394365. Green/tan cloth/green leather. Odo: 569 miles. Paint is high quality, with some chips (mostly in the radiator cowl) which earns it a #1-. The interior, top and panel fit rate a #1. Underneath, there are very slight signs of use which might be taken care of with detailing. The car passed by me in ocean-liner-like silence during the pre-sale inspection. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. It’s dual exhaust, and this is a single-exhaust car, so I have my doubts. Still, very pretty, and said to be “production #11 built from General Motors.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,300. Iconic car, well bought and sold. The new owner should do well as the overall market continues to rise. #697-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD E- code convertible. S/N E7FH264692. Red/ white hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 98,162 miles. 312-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Repainted and motor rebuilt two years ago. Paint is #2 quality. The fuel door and the passenger’s side vent door have fit issues. The interior is a #2, with some upholstery wear. Under the hood is where this car excels, with the E-code dual carburetion crossed the auction block five other times in the past four years. It sold for $143k in March of 2011 at RM Amelia Island (SCM# 176564) and for $130k in September of 2011 at Worldwide Auburn (SCM# 184443). The last three appearances were all no-sales: $160k at Branson 2011 (SCM# 189917), $175k at Mecum Monterey 2012 (SCM# 213247) and $155k at Mecum Houston in April of 2013 (SCM# 220687). Very well sold this time. #685-1955 CHEVROLET NOMAD wagon. S/N VC550030467. Turquoise & white/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 17,617 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. This is a visually striking, low-mileage Nomad with lots of options. One quality repaint in the 1970s, which is getting thin on the front fenders. Panel fit is good, but the chrome is tired. #3 interior, undercarriage is a #4. Reportedly retains its original 4-bbl carburetor, but that would indicate the Power-Pack option, which included the 84 Sports Car Market adding 20 horsepower. Despite a tidy engine bay, there are scratches in the paint on some of the accessories, earning it a #2. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $53,900. Well bought and sold. The items that need to be fixed could be addressed and still leave room for a profit. While these cars have dropped a bit in value over the past few years, they will always be popular for their styling and what they represent. #652-1957 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK coupe. S/N 6100706. Tiara Gold & Arctic White/gold & white cloth & leather. Odo: 25,749 miles. 289-ci supercharged V8, auto. Described as fully restored, but it must have been some time ago. The paint is #3, with a few dull and blotchy areas. Fender badges missing. #3 interior looks good but


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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV very nicely worn. An attractive car with the right motor that has a few too many issues for such a solidly collectible car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,100. Well sold and bought near the middle of the market. This car’s value has remained steady, as it last sold in August of 2012 at Mecum’s Monterey auction for $35k (SCM# 213164). There is room for the new owner to get the car repainted and dialed in and still be above water. #767-1967 CADILLAC DEVILLE 2-dr hard top. S/N J7284095. Red/ black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 79,748 miles. 472-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A real Elvis Cadillac used by Elvis and Priscilla following their Las Vegas wedding to drive back to Graceland. Stored in museums since 1978. The #3 paint has a good luster. The window-seal rubber is shredded is of #1 quality. Same is true for the panel fit, and the interior is also a #1. There are some detracting scratches on the rear window. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,000. Very well sold and well bought as well. The price is over the market value, but the high-quality restoration, the preservation, and the documentation means it will remain a sought-after vehicle. and non-existent in places. Upholstery very dry and worn for a museum dweller. Also used as an entry piece the night before at the auction gala. The provenance is the ticket here, as otherwise it would be just a shiny, tired Cadillac. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $88,000. Superbly sold at eight times what it is worth. Celebrity provenance can add value to the right car, and that was the case here. Brought the same price as the Johnny Cash Rolls (Lot 766). #792-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S100108. Goodwood Green/saddle leather. Odo: 29,300 miles. 427ci 435-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Fantastic #1 paint (most popular color for the year) but for a small chip at rear of body. The white stinger and perfect chrome set off nicely against the dark color. The #2 interior has slight wear, and the undercarriage also rates a #2. Delamination in rear and vent windows. Multiple NCRS Regional and National Top Flight awards, as #359-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUN- NER 2-dr hard top. S/N RM23H9E119339. Custom Plum Crazy/black vinyl. Odo: 9,439 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. When first inspected, the car showed poorly, but following the on-site Mothers detailing, it’s sparkling. Very light shade difference in the hood stripes. from door to door. Highly optioned and highly desirable. Block restamped, with an affidavit from the machine shop that did the work. However, it would still be nice to know more details about why that step was necessary. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,000. Terribly well bought at roughly half of the market value. If the restamping turns out not to be an issue, the new owner should be extremely happy. Other than the Shadow Gray color as opposed to a more traditional hue, there is no other explanation for the low price than the restamping. #796-1970 DODGE HEMI CHAL- #2 interior is in good shape. Claimed to be a factory big-block car, but not explicitly stated to be numbers-matching. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. Nice car in a cool non-stock color with 4-speed, but not worth the strong price paid for it. Considering the custom touches, the seller got really lucky. #772-1969 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N 9F02M480081. Silver Jade/black vinyl. Odo: 71,000 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. LENGER R/T 2-dr hard top. S/N JS23R0B220392. Plum Crazy/black vinyl. Odo: 28,624 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Dave Wise-inspected car. Original Hemi with 4-speed and shaker hood. #1 paint on original body panels with some fit issues. The #2 interior is good, just a bit used. Underneath, the the same delamination problems and no-saled at $120k (SCM# 45596). #690-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS coupe. S/N 124379L530115. Burnished Brown/black vinyl. Odo: 30,148 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Two-owner car, fully documented, currently black plate-registered. Recently cosmetically restored but retains most of the original parts. The unusual brown paint Formerly a Ford Executive car. Paint is a #1due to some chips on the leading edge and some problems in the gutters. Panel fit is good, but the plastic at the headlights needs attention, as does the odd gap at the B-pillar on the driver’s side. Perfect interior has some fading. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $86,900. Recently seen at Russo and Steele Newport Beach, not sold at $53k (SCM# 244405). Understandably, the seller chose to hold out for more. Well sold this time around at the top of the market. The history and originality should ensure that this car remains valuable. #700-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS LS6 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370L181962. Shadow Gray/black vinyl. Odo: 20 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Car presents very well as the result of a full nut-and-bolt restoration 20 miles ago. Mostly original sheet metal with #1 paint in a unusual color. Panel fit and chrome are excellent but for some scrapes on the lower windshield trim. Uncommon bench seat fills the #1 interior BEST BUY well as Bloomington Gold Certification. Truly one of the most visually appealing cars, with a likely GM executive history. Sidepipes added afterwards. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. Very well bought at just below the bottom of the market value. The last record of this car going on sale was in 2007 at Mecum St. Charles, where it wore aluminum wheels, had 86 car is a #3. Not explicitly stated that 4-speed and shaker hood are original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $137,500. Well sold and bought at slightly below market value. The added 4-speed makes the top value of this car a little harder to determine. However, there is no doubt that the Sports Car Market


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Glovebox Notes 2014 Nissan Rogue SV FWD Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, NV A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. new owner is pleased. A great-looking car that commanded attention for all of the right reasons. #799-1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI ’CUDA Price as tested: $28,135 Equipment: 2.5-L 170-hp DOHC I4, CVT, SV Premium Package, SV Family Package EPA Mileage: 26/33 Likes: Six-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support kept all my favorite limbs happy. Other things that made me happy: the music stayed on until the driver’s door opened, and a swell 26 mpg in the city. Dislikes: If you’re the sort of guy who likes to announce to the entire neighborhood, “Hey, I’ve just locked my car!” then you’ll enjoy the Rogue. Also, just say no to optional thirdrow seating that takes up most all of the cargo space. 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23R1B225816. Black/ white leather. Odo: 27,053 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Rare car (said to be one of 59 with 4-speed) and looks stunning with the white billboards. Rotisserie restoration. The original motor, documentation back to the original owner and all new body panels make this unlike any other car here. Perfect paint with minor body panel issues that would be usable truck. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,400. Fairly well bought. Truck sold for less than the $17,500 the seller turned down at Mecum Anaheim in November of 2013 (SCM# 238330). It was purchased at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas in 2013 for $22k (SCM# 233000), and before that at Mecum’s Kansas City auction in April of 2013 it sold for $13,500 (SCM# 225096). Fun to drive: HHH Eye appeal: HHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: I like to sum things up in one word. For the Rogue it’s “utilitarian.” It felt like a vehicle with a purpose. I could get places, carry things, run stuff over — I felt like I could do it all. We were testing a luxury competitor of the Rogue at the same time — the 2015 Acura MDX SHAWD — and shockingly, I found myself preferring the stealthy underdog for half the price. — Erin Olson 2015 Acura MDX SH–AWD SUV fine on a lesser car. Flawless interior has been redone in white leather. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $385,000. The owner of Lot 7002, the perfect and smile-inducing red-on-red 1970, looked upon this beautiful car with admiration. The price (four times the red 1970) was well within the value range and left a little on the table when you factored in the shaker hood and 4-speed. Well sold and bought. The new owner has a true blue-chip Mopar. #72-1972 CHEVROLET C-10 pickup. S/N CCE142S186668. Blue/blue & black vinyl. Odo: 33,678 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint is a nice 2. Interior redone with incorrect material and steering wheel, a 1. Engine bay very nicely detailed, undercarriage is okay. Claimed to have been recently restored, with removal from the frame. A nicely optioned and #764-2006 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S96Y401980. Red/black leather. Odo: 55 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. This is a brand-new car. While there is a small paint ship in the nose, the remainder is flawless inside and out. Includes window sticker and all delivery documentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $291,500. Very well sold at nearly 10% over high market value. Price is understandable from both perspectives—good money for a rare, new, fully documented vehicle with high collectibility. © Price as tested: $57,675 Equipment: 290-hp 3.5-Liter SOHC 24-valve Direct-Injection i-VTEC V6, 6-sp automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift, SHAWD, Tech, Advance & Entertainment Pkg EPA Mileage: 18/27 Likes: Fully loaded top-of-the-heap rig. Well executed, functional, ergonomic and visually appealing. Enjoyable engine growl under brisk acceleration. Easy maneuverability and strong brakes. Gauges and controls well laid out. Second-row seat options include power reclining seats and a stellar entertainment system. Dislikes: Price is my biggest beef, but for what you get, it’s actually justifiable, and I’d say worth the purchase price. Fun to drive: HHHH Eye appeal: HHHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: A nice overall package with no real faults. No scheduled tune-ups for 100k miles? Just another plus to an already great package. — Jeff Stites 88 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — The Goodwood Revival A 1964 Austin Mini Cooper 1275S that raced here at Goodwood in period fetched a huge $139k Company Bonhams Date September 13, 2014 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 77/105 Sales rate 73% Sales total $24,647,468 High sale 1936 Lagonda LG45R, sold at $2,547,729 Buyer’s premium Top sale: the Fox & Nicholl team car — 1936 Lagonda LG45R Rapide roadster, sold at $2,547,729 15% on first $81,164 bid, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1 = £0.62) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics “only” $2.5m (Race Profile, December, 2014 p. 68). That was a new world record and 50% over what Bonhams last sold it for in 2008, yet nowhere near the heights scaled at the Festival of Speed sale with the Mercedes W-196 ($29.5m) and the Birkin Blower Bentley ($7.9m) in the past two years, and the Ferrari 375 Plus “0384” ($18.3m) in June. A total of 105 lots offered also made this the B biggest Goodwood sale yet, inflated by the second tranche of 20 cars from the Maranello Rosso Collection. Another world record fell with $2m for the 1930 OM 665 SS MM 2.3 Superba that was 5th overall and a class winner in the Mille Miglia when new. Having sold the collection’s most famous car, the Violati Ferrari 250 GTO, in Monterey for $38m, Bonhams added another $5.7m on this next batch of 10 Abarths and 10 Ferraris, most of them needing recommissioning. The rally cars were seized and tatty. Highest Ferrari price here was $1m for a low-mileage and unregistered F40, confirming the recent upward trend measured across several recent sales. A Dino from the collection in a rather startling orange made $511k, 90 onhams’ Goodwood Revival sale was the highest-grossing yet, even through the big lot, the famous Lagonda LG45R Rapide “EPE 97” hit and a driver-quality car later in the auction was a more affordable $330k, with a Daytona in the same condition at $821k. Two 1930s Maseratis — some of the quickest single-seaters around, both in their day and in present-day historic racing — were displayed together on a plinth, and both sold in the marque’s 100th anniversary year. The 1937 6CM Vetturetta made $984k, and the well-known 1933 Tipo 4CM, a Goodwood regular but now needing shaking down after a rebuild, fetched $693k. Because of the racing going on over the road (including an incredible Chichester, U.K. display of 30 D-types and XKSSs together on the track), competition cars usually do better here than at most auctions — but only with the right pedigree. One such example was the 1964 Austin Mini Cooper 1275S, which had raced here at Goodwood in 1965/66 before becoming a rally car and later a Sales Totals $25m restored historic racer. Its $139k price was huge, although it’s been a multiple winner recently and did contain a freshly rebuilt $40k Swiftune drivetrain — the best in the business if you want to win. And there was more from the Abingdon Competition Department in the shape of the 1959 BMC race transporter with coachwork by Marshall’s of Cambridge. It fetched $148k, and rather than packing two Mini Coopers, it will be carrying a Big Healey racer bought for less at Bonhams’ recent Festival of Speed sale. ♦ $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #240-1936 LAGONDA LG45R Rapide roadster. S/N 12111. Maroon/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 83,581 miles. “The most famous Lagonda of all”—the Fox & Nicholl team car, ran in 1936 and 1937 Le Mans and TT races, 1952 Goodwood Nine Hours, etc. Good used order, replacement engine block, replacement gearbox, some bodywork is original, leather wearing in nicely, TOP 10 No. 3 original seats still with car. With Halda rally tripmeter. See the profile in SCM December, p. 68. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,547,729. Much used and enjoyed on historic events, with a succession of owners. Last Mille Miglia sticker is 2007, and it’s even done the Winter Challenge. Has been resident in the U.S. since Bonhams last sold it at Monterey in 2008 for $1.4m (SCM# 117432) and looked as if it’s heading back there at an 80% bigger price. #261-1936 RILEY SPRITE roadster. S/N S27S6030. Maroon/red leather. RHD. Odo: 82,102 miles. Delightfully tatty and beautifully distressed old thing, mechanically restored 1997. Has pre-selector option instead of straight manual floor change, modern distributor and oil filter, so it’s for using. Chassis number says its a 1937 car. Was the winner of that year’s Monte Carlo Rally under-1,500-cc to accommodate the larger motor. Nicely restored to original spec, still with curious windscreen-mounted indicators. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $84,004. Of the 34 reportedly made, only two are known to survive. Last sold at Bonhams’ Brooklands sale in 2012, when it fetched $76k (SCM# 214497). No real advance here, agreeing with the pre-sale estimate. Coachwork Class. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $216,967. Sold mid-estimate, comparing with the similar but restored and well-presented 1938 car sold by Brightwells at Leominster in September for about $318k (SCM# 255877). With only around 50 made, real Sprites don’t come up very often. Sorting the cosmetics wouldn’t cost the Earth (but would be a crime to my tastes), so it’s in the ballpark here. #281-1948 ALLARD M1 drophead coupe. S/N 705. Red/black cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 147 miles. Better than when it left Clapham following restoration in the U.S. in 2000... Shiny paint, good chrome, decent leather, posh mohair top. Ford flathead motor runs Offy aluminum heads and triple carbs. 92 #252-1954 DAIMLER DK400 Docker “Stardust” limousine. S/N 92700. Blue/blue leather & gray brocade. RHD. Odo: 41,488 miles. One of the many ever-more-extravagant Daimlers commissioned by Lady Norah Docker, wife of then-Daimler parent BSA Chairman Sir Bernard Docker. Restoration complete with hundreds of silver stars in the paint, amazing brocade rear seat and Art Deco clock. Dancer mascot said to have been modeled on Lady D herself, per her former profession. Blue leather in front rather worn. Includes the Dockers’ invitations to Grace Kelly’s 1956 wedding in Monaco, which this car attended. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $178,787. SCM Platinum Auction Database shows it sold then used as a race transporter by the Abingdon Competitions Department in Australia. Restored as a replica of “BMC 34,” the extended version which could carry two Mini Coopers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $147,880. Sold at high end of estimate range, but looks a snip compared with the Ecurie Ecosse transporter at Bonhams London last December ($2.9m, SCM# 231857). #266-1961 JAGUAR XKE flat-floor con- vertible. S/N 850102. Eng. # 16559. White/ red cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 77,220 miles. 102nd RHD roadster (sorry, “open two-seater” in Jaguar speak), meaning it’s a beloved “flat Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $100,611. Bought by the vendor at Bonhams’ New Bond Street sale in December 2013, for $72k (SCM# 231859). Since then the registration number has changed for one a couple of hundred digits later than the original, with only 10 miles added. Still looking like a good value compared with its restoration cost. #223-1950 LAND ROVER SERIES I 81-in prototype utility. S/N RO6104618. Eng. # 596. Green/khaki canvas/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 6,912 miles. Rolls-Royce B40engined prototype. Only visual clues are hood propped slightly open and a hole cut for the radiator cap—plus one-inch wheelbase stretch at Christie’s Beaulieu sale in 1970 for $3,584 (SCM# 14651). Appeared at the London Motor Show when new, as did most of the Docker Daimlers. Was in the Blackhawk Collection before going to Japan. Sold $30k behind lower estimate today, but how do you value such an ostentatious thing with no peers? A lot less money than a “Phony & Flashy” Delahaye or the very sparkly F&F Mk VI Bentley coupe at RM London a few days prior ($877k), even with an extra 5% to pay if it stays in the EU. #306-1959 BMC transporter. S/N 5KCFECDE389926. Eng. # 51JDCCASD4376. Red & white/blue vinyl. Prototype of about 20 transporters built for British Motor Corporation, according to the catalog. Originally used as traveling service schools to teach dealers how to look after the revolutionary new Mini, Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. floor” car with even less room inside. Nicely restored in this 27-year ownership, but keeping the original dinged and blemished headlight rims. New leather. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $206,058. Market-correct for an S1, but $140k less than “0027” made at Silverstone’s Salon Privé sale one week later (SCM# 245284). That’s a big discount for 75 chassis numbers... and maybe even slightly light for a flat-floor roadster today. Viewed through 2014’s slightly distorted lens, you have to call this well bought. #228-1964 AUSTIN MINI Cooper S racer. S/N CA2S7551918. Eng. # 9FDSA731962. Green & white/black racing bucket. RHD. Racer with many appearances at Goodwood under its belt. Also an HSCC and HRSR championship-winning car. Raced in period, too, and in between it was a rally car. from donor E-type. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $624,214. Built for Dick Skipworth, who sold his Ecurie Ecosse collection last year (he had a Lynx D-type too, before he owned the real thing) and then owned by Nicolas Cage, one of three owners in the U.S. Sold more than £100k ($160k) over the top estimate—which 20 years ago might have got you one of the real 18—but still less than it would cost to do today, with the added attraction of a little patina. GERMAN Good, tidy order all round, with recently refreshed Swiftune engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $138,790. One of the highest prices achieved for a competition Mini with history, but justified on the grounds that it’s a proven winner that would be hard to replicate for the same money. A Swiftune drivetrain is £25k ($40k), and a decent standard road car about the same. #290-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 racer. S/N DBSV810071R. White. RHD. Copy of famous “RHAM/1” racer, rebuilt in 1991 for Marsh Plant as V8R003 and in good condition for racer. Recently rebuilt and upgraded with lots of expensive nice race bits, such as 4-speed NASCAR-type gearbox, triple-plate clutch and big brakes. Cond: 2. Chrome all okay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,056,914. Originally supplied to the U.S. with low-ratio axle, this time being offered from Norwegian ownership (since 1988). Well sold for condition, with an extra 5% import tax to pay if it stays in the EU. SOLD AT $111,519. Sold just on low estimate for less than the sum of its parts, proving once again that selling competition cars at auctions makes a small fortune out of a large one even faster than racing them. Sold for $119k at Bonhams’ Aston Martin sale in May 2014 (SCM # 244168). As we said then, looks like a good value at about the same price level as an FIA-spec Mustang racer, and there’s quite a lot you can do with it. 94 #307-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 1134222013858. Silver/ silver hard top/black soft top/red leather. RHD. Odo: 25,207 miles. Restored, keeping original underseal, but as usual, headlight swages have been obliterated. Rear chassis legs okay. Replacement motor fitted 1986, transmission reconditioned by M-B. Newish red perforated leather, Becker Mexico cassette player. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $169,697. A huge price even for a nicely restored car, and there doesn’t appear to be much difference these days between 230s and 280s for value. Last sold at Bonhams TOP 10 No. 8 #234-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980427500328. Eng. # 19898 07500345. Silver/black leather. Odo: 13,255 miles. U.S.-spec model, restored early ’70s. couple of small chips and scratches in paint, lightly creased leather. and spare key. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $220,603. Reinforcing the point that ’74 Carreras are worth only a third of the price of a ’73. The quoted weight of 1,075 kg is the same as an M472 RS Touring, it has the same motor, and I could live with the big bumpers for the difference of $450k. #272-1993 PORSCHE 911 RSR racer. S/N WPOZZZ96ZPS496067. White/black velour. Odo: 17,228 km. Just 320 hp? Yeah, right. Good all around out-of-the-box racer, with competition logbook and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $729,662. All of the hitherto-unloved 964s are #244-1988 JAGUAR XK-SS Lynx rep- lica roadster. S/N 1E50912. Black/dark green leather. Odo: 8,637 miles. Not so much a replica; more a perfect copy by Lynx, who knew about such things and built nine, this one in 1988. Repainted 2013 and almost indistinguishable from the real thing; identity comes Brooklands 2011 for $87k with 24,365 miles (SCM# 190048). A good investment and exceedingly well sold. #301-1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 coupe. S/N 9114600175. Eng. # 6640330. Green/black leather. Odo: 32,870 km. Repainted, Japanese-supplied “Euro Carrera.” Excellent all around, good exhausts and exchangers, leather unworn. With original tools finally waking up, although the substantially lighter and faster RSR versions have always been salable. This one was originally supplied to Joest Racing for the German GT Cup series; later sold to Spain, then sold to England 2013. According to Thor Thorson’s profile of the car in SCM December, p. 64, fairly bought. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ITALIAN #257-1930 OM 665 SUPERBA roadster. S/N 6651095. Eng. # 6651095. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 21,514 km. Class winner (and 5th overall) in the 1930 Mille Miglia, with plenty of retrospective runs under its belt since, and the Mille Miglia Trophy winner at Pebble Beach this August. Re- TOP 10 No. 4 (Lot 296) and from the same ownership. Let go a smidge under the lower estimate, when another $450k was hoped for. Cheaper than an ERA when new and still is. stored, bright and shiny, leather only a bit baggy, very characterful engine-turned dash. Rally tripmeter included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,038,670. New York historical plates, but also domiciled in the U.K., so no extra duty to pay. Sold well over estimate for the number of pounds it was expected to make in dollars—so about 50% over predictions. #296-1933 MASERATI TIPO 4CM racer. S/N 1120. Red/black leather. MHD. Well-known car on the historic-race circuit and a previous regular winner. In up-to-snuff order and still needs shaking down after recent rebuild. Originally an 1,100, now a 1,500 knocking out more than 200 hp. Cond: 3. #259-1949 FERRARI 166 INTER coupe. S/N 017S. Eng. # 017S. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 17,282 km. Restored and still like a new pin, with fresh leather. Borranis are a success; somehow doesn’t look quite as dumpy on these as steels. Electronic tripmeter in glovebox, evidence that it’s been used on rallies (last Mille Miglia was 2011). Ferrari Classiche certified. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $911,468. Last sold at RM Maranello in 2009 with Lucas fuel injection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $284,235. Sold just over top estimate at basically DB6 money. When new this car cost £5,116 (about $14k), according to the catalog—compared with $12,775 for a DB5, which prompts me to again ask: Why is there no parity between Astons and Masers? Looked at that way, excellent value. #227-1964 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Spi- SOLD AT $693,300. Once set a world speed record (138 mph) in the 1,100-cc class with original owner Giuseppe Furmanik. Last sold for $214,000 by Sotheby’s in London 1993 (SCM# 21068). This time hammered just on the lower estimate, when up to £600k (about $1m) was predicted. For a fresh-on-the-button potential winner, a pretty good deal. #267-1937 MASERATI TIPO 6CM racer. S/N 1547. Black/black leather. MHD. Said to be one of 16 built and considered one of the most original out there. Good order for a racer; paint is lightly sandblasted off the front. Raced all its life, latterly well used in historics and in excellent mechanical order. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $984,191. Originally supplied to English privateer Austin Dobson; in the Harrah Collection for 35 years 1950–85. Displayed next to the 4CM TOP 10 No. 10 96 with 12,947 km for $355k, which we reported was 20% under low estimate (SCM# 120570). Before that sold at Bonhams and Brooks at Gstaad in 2000 with 79,111 km for $246k, again under estimate (SCM# 10686). A notable upswing in price this time, but still toward the bottom of the estimate range. Now available from noted top Ferrari dealer Talacrest at presumably quite a lot more (“POA”). Nobody need complain: Well-known dealer Collins had the cojones to put his hand up when everyone else had the opportunity. #202-1959 FERRARI 250 GT PF coupe. S/N 1255GT. Eng. # 1255GT. Red/black leather. Odo: 53,561 km. Drum-brake car. Shiny new paint contrasts with creased, used leather—originally silver with red leather, der. S/N AR382250. Cream/red leather. RHD. Odo: 79,560 miles. Lovely! Excellent paint and chrome following big restoration in 1987 and still excellent. Newish leather positively glows. Now with 1750 engine, original 1600 on stand beside it. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT changed around 1961. Chrome dulling, although Borranis still show a decent polish. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $420,590. From the Maranello Rosso Collection. Small deviations from standard included side indicator repeaters, and chromed air intake lip on slightly reprofiled nose, likely following accident damage. All things considered, it fetched a good, strong price. #242-1963 MASERATI SEBRING coupe. S/N 1817. Eng. # 1817. Green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 25,036 miles. The Earls Court Motor Show car and one of only three RHD S1s known. Very straight, recently restored around a new bulkhead by marque specialist McGrath. Lightly creased leather. Still $65,337. Slightly well sold, but this was a really nice example, and a Kent-based dealer was asking similar money for a coupe last month, so there might even be a breath left in it for retail. Non-original motor can’t knock the value, as the original comes with the car— in fact, you have the best of both worlds. #264-1965 ALFA ROMEO GTA coupe. S/N AR752621. Eng. # AR0053612222. Red/ black racing bucket. RHD. Odo: 87,639 miles. Straight and shiny, in very good order for a racer, last restored 1999. Little history, but was in France in 2002. Brought to the U.K 2003. Raced extensively, last used 2010. Cond: 2-. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. 2000 and bought by Violati at auction. From the Maranello Rosso Collection, and like many of the others, not used for a long while. Import tax payable if it stays in the U.K., as it’s from Swiss ownership. #280-1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA SOLD AT $275,145. Sold at the right money. Values are high for these in Europe, as they’re winners in sub-1,600-cc FIA pre-1966 tin-top racing. See the profile, p. 72. #270-1965 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 Series II coupe. S/N 7613. Eng. # 7613. Silver/black leather. Odo: 84,073 km. “Extensive” restoration in 2010 in Maranello. More-desirable single-headlight, hanging-pedal 330, restored and repainted in its original color. Ferrari Classiche certification from April 2011. Cond: included in lot. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $693,300. Sold mid-estimate. There’s a slightly more extreme Jota rep on sale at Cheshire Classics in England for likely quite a bit more than the $616k that was paid for it in Monaco in May—that then being about half the price of an unmolested P400S. This is likely a little cheaper and therefore a relatively good value for less than a clean, stock car. 2. SOLD AT $438,771. Last offered (pre-restoration) at Bonhams Monaco 2004, according to the catalog, and owned there until 2012. Sold here a giant leap over the normal prices for 2+2s, but this is one of the nicest, with everything going for it. #206-1966 FERRARI 330 GTC 2+2 Se- ries II coupe. S/N 08409. Eng. # 08409. Silver/black leather. Odo: 56,784 km. Matching-numbers but slightly tired-looking, having been out of action for some years. Some paint cracking on hood, interior original and fairly good. But its past pricing history makes interesting reading: 6.5m lire new in 1966 ($10,408), 1m lire in 1969 ($1,602), back to 3m lire eight months later ($4,784), only “recommissioning.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $199,876. Nothing fundamentally wrong, though, and a good, solid user or an excellent matching-numbers base for restoration at not terrifying money (well, it is to me) for a V12 Ferrari. I’d like to smoke it around for a bit first, though... #210-1970 FERRARI 246 GT DINO 700,000 lire 18 months after that ($1,123) and down to 100,000 lire by March ’72 ($170). The Ferrari ride has always been a rollercoaster. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $253,328. An average-condition GTC 2+2 at an average price, although with an eventful past, having been confiscated by the Italian tax authority in January 2015 coupe. S/N 00696. Eng. # 00696. Orange/blue vinyl. Odo: 17,123 km. Shiny like a boiled sweet—even the catalog acknowledges it as “startlingly liveried.” A couple of scratches and chips in paint. Rear lid fit is a little off at left corner, as normal, but panel gaps are okay. Chrome just starting to pit, mouse-fur dash top not faded. With tools but hasn’t been used 97 #208-1969 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 11873. Eng. # 274A. Silver/tan leather. Odo: 60,060 km. Usable and used old barge with slightly faded aura, original interior gently foxed. Been standing for a time in the Maranello Rosso museum, so it’ll need that P400 coupe. S/N 3510. Eng. # 30608. Black/ black leather. Odo: 53,641 km. Wears Jotastyle light covers and SV engine, SV wheels and SV badges, too. Repainted over older restoration. Unworn leather. Original airbox missing. Although all cylinders showed 200 psi on a recent compression test, they won’t for long with no filters. Original headlights


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ably what they were like from the factory before the arrival of the meticulous restorations we expect today. Dash top slightly faded, splits in both seats, driver’s quarterlight catch #218-1978 FIAT-ABARTH 131 Rallye Supermirafiore 2-dr sedan. S/N 2045727. White/black velour. Fiat/Abarth’s competitor to the Mk2 Escort, the Rallye 131 won the WRC three times: 1977, 1978 and 1980. This example driven by rally queen Michele Mouton in the 1980 Monte. Fairly tatty condition with lots of wavy panels, large gaps and lots of filler under cracking, thick paint, showing it’s had a hard life. Dry-sumped, Kugelfischer- for a time while on museum display and will need “recommissioning.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $511,494. Italian-market car originally deliverd in Milan, being sold from the Maranello Rosso Collection. Sold more than £100k ($160k) over the blue 1971 (Lot 273), with import tax to pay if it stays in the EU. I think I preferred the blue one. #204-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 13537. Blu Sera/red velour & black leather. Odo: 11,598 km. Shiny but getting a bit worn in. Catalog says plexi panel is broken, but looks fine. Quarterlight handles are broken off. Original velour seat inserts hardly worn but getting a little baggy. Italian detached. Described as an M-series, but a sale room notice corrects this to an E-series, built December ’71. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $329,687. Sold lower than most recent Dino sales, and that was fair, as even Bonhams’ top estimate was “only” £200k ($320k). Shame that its very originality makes it a second-tier car today, but a good buy for someone who wanted just what it said on the tin. #215-1973 FIAT-ABARTH 124 Rallye Spider. S/N 0064893. Red/yellow fiberglass hard top/black vinyl & velour. Proper rally car, with reasonable panel gaps and not too knocked about. Carbs gummed up and throttle linkage and brakes seized from standing. Generally looks “used” inside. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,947. Part of a large Abarth contingent injected motor seized. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $113,337. Previously registered in Italy. Offered as part of a large assortment of Abarths from the Maranello Rosso Collection, and the only one here driven by Mouton. Sold better than expected, at about the price of an exWorks Escort with history. Interestingly, as Mk2s dominate the English historic rally scene, someone’s just built a new one of these to take them on, so we shall watch and see what happens as interest rises. Import tax still to pay if it remains in the EU. title. Records show it had almost 15,000 km in 1971, so speedo is likely a replacement. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $820,565. Italian-market car originally supplied to Bologna. Sold to Fabrizio Violati in 1976 and in the Maranello Rosso Collection since. Price follows the Daytona trend upwards, but quite strong money for condition. #273-1971 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 03048. Eng. # 03048. Azurro/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 51,306 miles. Shiny, but the paint (last done 1991) is thick and the panel gaps only average. Engine lid almost fits, better than most. In reality, this is prob- from the Maranello Rosso Collection, which included a 131 rally car (Lot 218) and lots of weird Etceterinis. This was one of the more mainstream. Although it’ll need an engine rebuild at least, this looked like a pretty good value for the real thing. Won’t win in historic rallies, but it’ll get you noticed. 5% extra in taxes to pay if it stays in the U.K. #209-1991 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ34B000089460. Red/red velour. Odo: 5,366 miles. Euro-spec slidingwindow adjustable car ordered new by Violati, in Maranello Rosso Collection all its life. No cracks in body, protective film still on carbon internal side trims, seat weave only lightly baggy. With tools. No mention of when tanks were last done, but assume they will be needed as it’s been dormant for so long. Cond: 3+. TOP 10 No. 9 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends SUBSCRIBE TO SCM 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 SportsCarMarket.com/subscribe 98 ™ SOLD AT $1,029,643. Seems like the sky-high prices are enticing anyone who has one to put it up for sale, which also suggests “cracks” in the market confidence. Remember when you couldn’t sell them for $375k? Anyway, a midmarket price (this week...), although it sold over the very wide £400–600k ($650k–$1m) estimate, which meant that even Bonhams had no idea where it was going to go. 5% more in taxes to pay if it stays in the U.K. © Sports Car Market


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Silverstone London, U.K. Silverstone — Salon Privé A 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spyder set a world record at $3.7m Company Silverstone Auctions Date September 4, 2014 Location London, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 34/56 Sales rate 61% Sales total $16,327,738 High sale 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, sold at $3,736,152 Buyer’s premium Star of the 14-car (and two-motorcycle) Stradale Collection — 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, sold at $3,736,152 12.5%, included in sale prices ($1 = £0.62) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics S ilverstone proclaimed its first Salon Privé sale “thrilling,” which it certainly must have been from the rostrum, as some notable highs kept the sale total healthier than the lowish sale rate might suggest. The sale was kept somewhat separate from the concours next door and, mindful of the English weather, almost all the outdoor cars were displayed under cover. London, U.K. High spot was the $3.7m world record for the ex-Harrah Collection 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spyder (now color-changed to black), but most of the rest of the centerpiece Stradale Collection failed to find new owners. Range Rover “number 1” was talked up to as much as a quarter- million pounds ($400k) pre-sale, but in the end did about what was expected: $217k (see the profile, p. 62). Other highlights included $3.1m for a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso and $1.16m for a 1960 250 GT PF Series II coupe — more than $500k over its lower estimate and just shy of the world- record $1.27m paid for one at Gooding & Company’s 2013 Pebble Beach sale. Attendees also witnessed the beginnings of a rash of huge prices for 2.4 Porsche 911s that continued in Paris the following month. A 1973 S Targa, part of the Stradale Collection, sold for $321k — more than $125k over its lower estimate. An even nicer 1972 S coupe went for $264k, no doubt held back by its rather unfortunate brown hue. It wasn’t too long ago that coupes fetched more than Targas; they appear to have equalized now. Brit staples did well, such as a beautiful 1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk II Volante 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 Targa, sold at $320,781 100 from the Stradale Collection formerly owned by F1 designer John Barnard. That car hit almost a million quid at $1.6m, and an elegant 1954 Bentley R-type Continental that won the “Most Elegant Design” award at the concours here last year found $1.7m. Strong sales like these were enough to counter the 61% sell-through rate, pushing average sold price to nearly $500k per car. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Silverstone London, U.K. ENGLISH #140-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM sedanca. S/N 18NC. Eng. # PL85. Gray/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 31,476 miles. Rebodied in 1935 for concours; restored 10 years ago. Paint looks older, fair brightwork, but radiator shell and lights are chromed, with some polish RHD. Odo: 34,751 miles. Rough but rare, with multiple layers of different-colored cracked paint sanded through in places. Very distressed leather. These were quite sporty in their day, you know. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $63,213. A winner at Goodwood in period (1954) and recently owned by John Surtees OBE. (His first car was a Jupiter.) It’s strange how the special-bodied cars appear to outnumber the standard ones (although I saw a sedan on the M40 the other day). Well sold. #130-1951 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN Pininfarina coupe. S/N SCA43. Eng. # S90A. Silver/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 5,180 km. One of one. Slightly strange thing looks like a big B20 Lancia at the back and a bit like a current Royce Phantom at the front. No surprises there, then, given the builder. Slightly rippled when sighted down the sides, marks under the plating. Wheel discs need a polish. Motor clean and tidy. Lightly creased leather. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $129,625. Originally bodied as a sporting four-seater. Not hammered on the day but declared sold soon after for a bit less than lower estimate. Given the slightly challenged cosmetic condition, I’d call that right. #145-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N 679203. Red/beige leather. Odo: 34,242 miles. Restored, straight, good paint and rechrome, newish leather, excellent dash veneer, engine bay clean and tidy. Hardly used, as the enamel newish leather, excellent dash timber and veneer. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $698,170. Originally supplied to Turin, and said to be the world’s most expensive car when new. Price with premium matched the top estimate, so you can call this oddity vaguely well sold, at about half to two-thirds of the price of a Mulliner Bentley R-type Continental that uses the same chassis. #131-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 drophead coupe. S/N 667056. Green/black cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 759 miles. Just restored, looks recently put back together. New leather with one sticky mark on driver’s seat. Good rechrome except for rear light plinths which are repros. Lots of upgrades. including 5-speed overdrive-top gearbox (original in- hasn’t burnt off the exhaust manifolds yet. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $109,443. Supplied new to California and restoration begun there, later repatriated. Healthy money. #109-1951 JOWETT JUPITER Special coupe. S/N EOSA28R. Blue/black leather. Privé in 2013. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,660,512. Well, I’ve been predicting that these would eventually hit a million quid for a couple of years now, and here we have it. The Silver Dawn (Lot 130) which is effectively the same car, and less like a ’49 Cadillac at the rear, looks a lot better value now, doesn’t it? #112-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M roadster. S/N BN2L232164M. Florida Green & Old English White/black leather. Odo: 3,866 miles. Original M car meticulously restored with almost perfect panel fit. Heritage Certificate. Harnesses and Brantz tripmeter. looked like it belonged on a WWII Mercedes cabrio. #135-1954 BENTLEY R-TYPE Continental coupe. S/N BC41D. Midnight Blue/beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 64,753 miles. Dead-straight—a nightmare to achieve under such a deep, dark paint color—with excellent paint and flawless chrome. Newish leather, perfect dash and timber door cappings. Won “Most Elegant Design” here at Salon TOP 10 No. 5 Other upgrades include negative-earth ignition, big radiator, electric fan, Denis Welch Motorsport steering box, and a warranty until May 2015. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $245,303. U.S. car most of its life, repatriated 2012. Sold at lower end of estimate range, but still the right money for a significant early 4-cylinder car. cluded) and 4-pot calipers up front. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $207,564. Offered by XK specialist Guy Broad and sold over the $190k top estimate—but the price includes a 12-month/3,000-mile warranty. A fair deal for a gone-though car, even if the folded top 102 #125-1961 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 850027. Eng. # R11509. Red/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 320 miles. Twenty-seventh E-type built, making it one of the first handful of road cars, in fact the launch model for Jaguar House of Oxford (as 200 MFC; later it was 1 XKE) with outside door locks and many other detail differences from later cars. Really nice and proper following 1980–83 restoration and 2005 refresh, with spot welds still visible under rear pan. Good paint (less one or two small chips) and Sports Car Market


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Silverstone London, U.K. wheel. Bumpers lightly speckled but would polish up. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $130,199. Sold for the same money as Lot 156, the slightly sharper 1967 roadster (sorry, “open two seater”)—which tells us a lot about the relative values of coupes and “Series 1½” cars. Had this been a roadster, and had the nice 1½ roadster been a Series I, they both would have been $150k-plus. As it was, this sunroof car was quite well sold. #156-1967 JAGUAR XKE Series I con- chrome, sits right on tall Dunlop RS5s, leather lightly creased and baggy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $349,085. From the Stradale Collection, which is owned by boss of leading E-type specialist Eagle GB, Henry Pearman, but not restored or upgraded by his company. Last sold at auction for $80k at Bonhams’ 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed sale (SCM# 42345), having been offered at Goodwood the year before but unsold. Sold right today. #153-1963 ASTON MARTIN LAG- ONDA RAPIDE sedan. S/N LR125R. Eng. # 400125. Metallic blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 77,023 miles. Straight body, fair paint, pitted bumper chrome, new leather, carpets worn, modern stereo. Picnic tables a delete option from new. Now wears SUs instead of Solexes. Carpets worn and modern stereo out of keeping. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $154,840. vertible. S/N 1E1883. Red/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 65,676 miles. One of the first cars with open headlights, said to be 19th Series 1½. Older restoration (2007–09) still straight and shiny; trunk lid fit a bit off. Clean and tidy underneath. Lightly creased leather. blue/black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 36,343 miles. Restored by AM Works Service in 1981 at 76k miles; new speedo fitted at that time, so mileage is since resto. Still good paint and chrome, well-creased leather, sits right on tall Avons. Good service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,566,165. One of only 17 manual-gearbox Volantes. Formerly owned by F1 designer John Barnard before joining the Stradale Collection in 2009. Sold at high end of estimate at a price that would look pretty generous at the annual Aston Martin Works sale. #134-1970 LAND ROVER RANGE Full set of tools. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $130,199. The right money for a slightly-under-top-tier car that you can actually drive, and bought here for less money than it cost to restore. Open headlights knock it a bit—probably up to $30k, but it’s still got the small mouth and taillights and better brakes and lights than an S1. The thinking man’s choice... #101-1967 MORRIS MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N YKG2S21704. Eng. # 9FSAY41726. White/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 1,366 miles. Australian-built Cooper according to the chassis number, although there’s no plate on the car. Restored, rot-free and pleasingly standard. Floors and subframes good, jig brackets still present but squashed, as normal. Bought by the vendor in 2011, and I swear I’ve seen it before... Unsold on the day but declared sold later at a smidge under the expected price. In this driver-quality condition, I’d say market-correct. Yes, I know it’s effectively a four-door DB5, but making it into one isn’t viable—and with so few of these around, people would notice and have you shot, or at least glare at you sternly. #154-1965 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 1E20225. Eng. # 7E25039. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 28,678 miles. Recently repainted following 2002–04 rebuild. Straight and clean, new leather, new stainless exhaust, Moto-Lita ROVER utility. S/N 33500001A. Olive green/beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 86,997 miles. The first production Rangie. Restored in 1990s, still in good order; tailgate is a replacement, some paint slightly deteriorated, fragile vinyl interior surviving well, with dash and instrument pods excellent. Unobtainable transmission cover mat slightly splitting. Was on a different number for some years, which hid its Shiny red vinyl could be original, new repro carpets. Added oil cooler. Motor is wrong shade of green (would be almost right on a Big Healey) and windows are Mk II type. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $39,626. Came from the Classic Throttle Shop in Sydney, and it sold just about on the money for a very-nice-butnot-top Cooper. TOP 10 No. 6 104 #115-1970 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II Volante convertible. S/N DBVC3776R. Eng. # 4004251. Metallic identity. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $216,999. Owned and restored by the Land Rover Centre 1980s to present. Great things were expected, with the vendor talking this up to a possible £250k (about $400k) before the sale, but in the end it sold right where Silverstone had predicted—and apparently not to Jaguar LandRover, which has just bought the James Hull Collection of mostly British classics for £20m (about $32m). See the profile, p. 62. FRENCH #146-1960 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. S/N HKBE5X. Eng. # TY729546. Silver/black leather. Odo: 56,261 miles. Restored in the U.S., now dead-straight with good paint and chrome, lightly creased leather. 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Silverstone London, U.K. radio, plus owner’s manual. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $143,408. Sold mid-estimate, and still approximately half the price of a Speedster, so at least some things are consistent. Somehow even a small-bumper 911 for a bit less begins to look like value. #137-1962 PORSCHE 356B Super 90 the previous day. Sold a little under lower estimate, but 5% extra duty to pay makes up for that. Previously offered but not sold at $27k at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 1992 (SCM# 15272). GERMAN #105-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 170SD van. S/N 1361854503673. Eng. # 6369314504155. Blue & white/blue vinyl. Odo: 4,063 km. Older restoration with some bits of overspray between blue and white, hood rubber perishing. Interior vinyl holding up well. Load bed nicely varnished. With extra taxes applicable if it’s to remain in the EU. Cond: cabriolet. S/N 155628. Eng. # 614944. Silver/ blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 42,201 miles. Very clean resto of T-6. Lightly creased leather, door handles lightly pitted under rechrome. Blaupunkt radio, Nardi wheel. En- gine number incorrect for a Super 90. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $184,921. Bought in Monaco after 2006. Well sold at the high end of the $145k–$175k estimate range, which was pretty ambitious in the first place, but then Silverstone boss Nick Whale has always done well with these. See the profile, p. 66. #138-1972 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 9112301419. Eng. # 63222070. Brown/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 79,858 miles. Germansupplied but always RHD. Former concours winner, still in good restored order, with all new or replated suspension parts. Super-dry motor, new exhausts and exchangers. Nardi wheel, leather is well creased. Cond: 2-. 3+. NOT SOLD AT $68,915. Lovely old thing; my favorite of the sale. It was apparently used at Juan M. Fangio’s Mercedes dealership as a parts runner, although the catalog admits that might just be wishful thinking. Certainly these were built in Argentina, the diesels for the last two years of production 1953–55, and it was discovered there in 1993 before restoration. #151-1959 PORSCHE 356A coupe. S/N 107134. Eng. # P65126. Gray/red leather. RHD. Odo: 10,676 miles. U.K.-delivery car, from AFN. Restored 2010–12. Straight, although front door shutlines are a bit wavy and there are a couple of prep marks under paint. New leather and carpets. Original Blaupunkt SOLD AT $264,172. Should have done a little more than the Targa (Lot 114), as it was marginally sharper and a coupe, but the color was marginally against it, and possibly the oil flap, too, as that prevents it from becoming a donor for a 2.7 in need of reshelling. Still a huge price, but that’s where small-bumper Ss are now, and the sad truth is that it was correctly to only slightly well sold. #114-1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 Targa. S/N 911330714. Eng. # 6331686. Black/black vinyl & velour. RHD. Odo: 86,637 miles. Good old restoration, mostly original with lightly pitted door handles, repainted, Targa top in good order, exhausts and heat exchangers in good shape, minor leak from one oil January 2015 105


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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat pipe. Driver’s seat velour worn slightly smooth and RS-type door cards and leather Silverstone London, U.K. Date sold: 11/09/2014 eBay auction ID: 261648805492 Seller’s eBay ID: corteseautoblocknational Sale type: New car with eight miles VIN: 2C3CDZC94FH720314 Details: Sublime Pearl Coat over black leather; 6.2-liter supercharged V8 rated at 707 hp, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $76,990, 11 bids, sf 7 MSRP: $65,870 (as equipped) Other current offering: They’re rolling into dealers as this is being typed. Check your local SRT Performance dealer. Odds are it’s the same as your local Dodge dealer. 2013 BMW M6 coupe £124,950 ($200k), with another in Germany at £129,950 ($210k), so expect to see it retailed at a tidy profit soon. pulls fitted, but that’s about it. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $320,781. Well, this really buries the myth that Targas are unloved, selling well over estimate and at least as much as a half-decent 2.4S would fetch. Blame the rise of the immortal RS2.7, although these are very rare, with only 18 right-handers imported. Well sold... or am I just a bit behind the times? Anyway, with a Targa roof, no danger it’ll be faked into a 2.7. Date sold: 11/06/2014 eBay auction ID: 371180409654 Seller’s eBay ID: encoremotorcars Sale type: Used car with 9,267 miles VIN: WBSLX9C57DD159934 Details: Alpine White over Opal White leather; 4.4-liter V8 rated at 560 hp, 7-sp auto-shift manual, RWD Sale result: $89,990, Buy It Now, sf 169 MSRP: $108,350 (base) Other current offering: IQ Autos in Marietta, GA, offering a 2013 M6 coupe in black over black with 8,670 miles for $79,990. 2013 Lotus Evora S 2+2 Date sold: 11/01/2014 eBay auction ID: 131336328546 Seller’s eBay ID: lamborghiniatlanta Sale type: New car with 125 miles VIN: SCCLMDSU5DHA10802 Details: Carbon Grey over black leather; 3.5-liter supercharged V6 rated at 345 hp, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $79,600, Best Offer, sf 252 MSRP: $96,370 (as equipped) Other current offering: Motorcars of Georgia, in Atlanta, asking $79,500 for a Carbon Grey 2013 Evora S 2+2 with 80 miles. ♦ the deal. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $118,878. Howard Wise was asking £90k ($145k) for this when I last saw it, sensibly revised downwards to about double pristine R107 money for this auction, but it still managed to sell very healthily. Only trouble is, using it blurs the very uniqueness that confers its value. A showroom piece forever, or bite the bullet and watch the value plummet like the fuel gauge on a 390 Galaxie. #147-2000 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ1343YAH60176. Silver/red leather. Odo: 28,500 miles. Clean and unscuffed German-market car, said to have done only 28,500 miles with two owners, latterly in Texas and California. With hard and soft tops and wind deflector. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $172,286. Where Z8s are up to this month... except this was sold slightly light. Since it’s neither a supercar nor yet a classic, it’s a bit hard to quantify, but the only other one for sale in the U.K. at the same time was a U.K.-spec model with red leather and wind deflectors, asking 106 #152-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL convertible. S/N WDB1070462A100977. Eng. # 11796422004278. Black/black steel hard top/black cloth soft top/beige leather. Odo: 956 miles. Very low mileage, pristine in every respect and still with unused first aid kit, cardboard tag on spare wheel and all the other hallmarks of an as-new 107. With books and tools, and registration number is included in ITALIAN #133-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Series II coupe. S/N 1567GT. Eng. # 1567. Silver/beige leather. Odo: 189 miles. Fairly sharp, doors fit and shut beautifully, although shape of front arches is a little free- TOP 10 No. 7 hand. Paint and chrome all good, lightly creased and worn leather. New exhaust hangers and fittings. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,160,471. Originally supplied to the U.S. Sold well over the $600k–$680k estimate. The market moves on... #111-1963 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N 250GTL5443. Eng. # 168. Rosso Cordoba/buff leather. RHD. Odo: 19,476 miles. Restored in New Zealand. Good paint and chrome with a few small stone chips in the nose. Almost-new TOP 10 No. 2 leather, matching fitted luggage. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,113,460. One of 22 right-handers made, according to the catalog, and not from the Stradale Collection. Sold right for market and condition. #155-1966 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 Series II coupe. S/N 8421. Silver/maroon leather. Odo: 8,285 km. Straight with good panel fit, nicely creased-in leather. Chome and brightwork decent, although Borrani rims are lightly pitted. Supplied new to Paris, some time in Spain, U.K. in the past 10 years. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market


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Silverstone London, U.K. TOP 10 No. 1 #119-1971 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N 14543. Eng. # B1152. Black/red leather. Odo: 3,960 miles. Well-known ex-Harrah, ex-Frost car and star of the 14-car (and two-motorcycle) portion of the Stradale Collection offered here. Excellent restored condition, but recently repainted again. Leather (by Luppi) and mouse fur like new, although dash top is slightly rippled. With books, original bill of sale, Ferrari SOLD AT $254,738. Fairly high money for a driver, but it is a single-headlight 5-speed car, and values are changing by the month. Last sold at $123k in May of 2012 at Coys’ Monaco sale (SCM# 201800), so it’s following the right curve. #104-1967 FIAT DINO Spider. S/N 135AS0000704. Eng. # 135B004882. Metallic blue/black cloth/magnolia leather. Odo: 32,291 km. Straight and shiny, but paint runs around front end are disappointing. Lightly creased leather, bumpers slightly wavy under rechrome. Sold with detachable roll bar and Historic Technical Passport. Nice appropriate Classiche certification. Polished Borranis changed from factory alloys. New tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,736,152. Most of the Stradale Collection failed to sell, but at least this most collectible of Spyders fetched the right money. Previously sold for $990k at RM Monterey 2010 when it was white (SCM# 165603) and before that offered but not sold at $1m at RM’s 2009 Maranello sale, sporting red side stripes (SCM# 120559). #118-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 16581. Eng. # 16581. Red/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 16,344 miles. U.K.market car, straight, older paint, one chip in left eyelid. Muddy footprints in driver’s door shut. Lightly creased leather, slightly faded textured dash top. Sold with books and papers. registration number, Nardi wheel, Superformance “race” engine—and not a Prancing Horse badge in sight. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $122,651. These were once considered the poor man’s Ferrari. Now they’re getting as much as 246 Dinos did five years ago. Very well sold. #122-1968 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 coupe. S/N 3592. Eng. # 2124. Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 54,161 km. Said to be restored but really driver-quality. Paint bubbling at front of driver’s door. Leather redone, including dash top. Rebuilt with SV split-sump Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $902,452. In the Patrick Collection from 1983, which helps explain the low mileage; sold on in 1991. Despite its lowish mileage, this was a driverquality car and all the better for it compared with the too-scared-to-use-it Spyder. For its condition, I would have taken the money. spec, and wears SV wheels. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $918,860. High bid really should have been enough. But... given that the vendor only reluctantly consigned some of this collection, he obviously wasn’t desperate enough to sell. 108 #143-1979 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N 26815. Eng. # F106A02101185. Red/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 28,607 miles. Good, tidy carb 308, although it wears a deeper front spoiler than it should and the wheels are too large, from a later injected car—“Howard” (inscribed on the bottom of the number plate) was no doubt responsible. Straight body, repaint is lightly orangepeeled, leather is newish. Just had belts and tensioners, and number is included in the sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $105,669. At a glance, this looks like Sports Car Market an average 308, and the updates are a little unfortunate, but it has desirability on its side, being a dry-sumped carb model (more power than the injected car that followed in 1981), and with lowish mileage with no belt bill on the horizon. Even so, it’s a reminder how far we’ve come, as this would have been nearer $45k five years ago. Slightly well sold, but looking correctly bought even with a couple of weeks’ hindsight. Expect to see it retailed for more soon. #116-1991 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ34B000088446. Eng. # 25021. Red/red velour. Odo: 17,336 km. Italian-market nonadjustable/cat model, with glass and a/c. No scuffs, scrapes or cracks in C-pillars, seat velour going slightly baggy. Sports exhaust (I thought they were all pretty sporty). Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $984,493. Given where F40s have gone in the past weeks (yes, weeks...) and that the seller wasn’t desperate to sell, he probably did the right thing to hang on to this and send it into battle another day. There’s a glut of F40s on or having just gone through the market at the moment, as owners wake up and realize what they’re suddenly “worth,” so keeping your powder dry for a few months might be a shrewd move. #117-1997 FERRARI F50 Spider. S/N ZFFTA46B000107145. Eng. # 46693. Red/red carbon/red & black velour & black leather.


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Silverstone London, U.K. The usable supercar. Almost perfect original, carbon-fiber weave correctly showing through paint on most of body, mouse fur on dash-top perfect, seat velour only lightly frizzy with wear. Digi odo, but claimed under 6,300 miles. Silverstone displayed another outside with the roof off. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $935,000. German-market car, then in Japan, offered from the Stradale Collection. Estimated at £650k–£750k ($1.05m–$1.2m) or about what decent F40s are getting now, but bidding came up short, and the vendor wasn’t interested in lowering his sights to get a deal done. Buyers might have been put off by the fact that there was more duty to pay if it sold outside the U.K. within the E.U. #120-2001 FERRARI 550 Barchetta. S/N ZFFZR52C000124010. Blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 11,800 miles. One of 448. Straight, unscuffed. Fitted luggage set. Splitrim wheels and factory-optional red calipers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $386,824. Factory options and very low mileage keep the money up here, to about three times the price of an average coupe. Given that another Barchetta sold at RM Monterey the month before for $242k (SCM# 247688), well sold. AMERICAN #102-1944 WILLYS MB military jeep. S/N 357879. Olive drab/green canvas. Odo: 1,133 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Willys chassis—tubular front crossmember, Willysstamped motor (with alternator)—so it could be that rare thing, a matching-numbers Jeep, although the chassis plate on the dashboard is and complete with matching, restored trailer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,626. From a Belgian collection and fetched over the pretty fair estimate, but a couple of thousand of that must be the trailer. I’d call this well sold. #148-1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 00867S108537. Red/white/ red leather. Odo: 28,804 miles. 283-ci 270 hp V8, 4-sp. Older restoration still presenting extremely well thanks to that thick GM fiberglass. Good smooth rechrome, interior likely repro and still excellent, dash and instruments blank. Body fairly straight with a few weld repairs, some holes in seat canvas. With tools all good. 283 has dual quads and manual transmission, the last of which at least will make it popular in U.K. U.S. title. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $85,322. Sold just about on lower estimate, but as it was being sold from the U.S., there’s an extra 5% tax to pay if it stays in the U.K., adding about another $5,000. © 110 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Hershey, PA RM Hershey 2014 From AC to Zoe, John Moir sought to collect an alphabet’s worth of brands Company RM Auctions Date October 9–10, 2014 Location Hershey, PA Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 157/169 Sales rate 93% Sales total $13,897,150 High sale 1930 Cadillac 452 V16 roadster, sold at $1,100,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices 1938 AC 16/70 drophead coupe, sold at $49,500 Report and photos by Sam Fiorani Market opinions in italics W hether you’re looking to show off your classic car at the AACA Fall Meet, dig through bins full of obscure key fobs at one of the nation’s largest swapmeets, or buy a 16-cylinder roadster at RM’s collector car auction, Hershey in the fall is the place to be. For half a century, Hershey has been where the automotive faithful come to find parts, buy cars and experience automotive history. This year’s auction featured two excellent collections. Jeffrey Day built his collection of Fords over a 15-year period, focusing primarily on models from the Hershey, PA 1950s, with newer and older Ford icons such as the Model A and Mustang Mach 1 included for completeness. Among the highlights were three two-seat Thunderbirds, including rare D-code, E-code and F-code models, sold at $58k, $83k and $138k, respectively. Trucks ranging from early pickups to later Broncos and even the distinctive 1963 F-100 “unibody” found homes in Day’s collection. The one-off “Crown Chero” pickup built from a 1956 Customline Ranch Wagon with 1955 Crown Victoria trim looked like a factory build, and it sold for $41k. While Day’s collection focused on a single brand, John Moir sought to collect an alphabet’s worth of brands. From AC cars to Zoe, Moir covered everything. Filling some letters proved more difficult than others — such as Q’s 1905 Queen Model B ($52k) or X’s 1999 Xantos 23B ($41k). Friday’s highlight was the 1905 Fiat 60HP Sales Totals 5-passenger tourer, which was expected to bring as much as $1,200,000. Bidding cooled for this grandfather of all modern supercars, finally settling on a sale price of $825k (see the profile, p. 64). The sleeper hit of the sale came on Thursday. 1984 Zoe Zipper microcar, sold at $13,200 112 John Moir’s 1930 Cadillac V16 roadster bodied by Fleetwood was truly a rare find, with graceful lines and single-family history dating back 81 years. The car was expected to do well, but bidders pushed the price well beyond the $650k high estimate, landing it as the top seller at $1.1m (also profiled in this issue — see page 68). ♦ $15m $12m $9m $6m $3m 0 Sports Car Market 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010


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RM Auctions Hershey, PA ENGLISH #107-1912 AUTO-CARRIER delivery van. S/N 1683. Eng. # 958. Dark green/black leather. MHD. Restored with some minor wear on the paint and brass. Cargo box has been re-created from the damaged original. Seats and wheels in good condition. Some exposed drivetrain parts show surface rust. Cond: 2+. body cracks and good paint just require detailing. Excellent interior and rumble seat, good pletely restored by David Steinman some time ago. Very good paint and metalwork, with minor blemishes. Interior leather, wood, and carpet are in excellent condition. Beautiful presentation. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. One of the final AC models produced before its assets were sold following the start of the Great Depression. Powered by AC’s SOHC 6-cylinder, the Acedes-Magna kept the brand in the minds of wealthy buyers of the day. Beautifully presented; very well bought. SOLD AT $49,500. Early example from AC’s pre-sports-car era. From the latter part of the model’s approximately 1,500-unit production run, according to the catalog. Awarded a national AACA title in 1996, the car is an outstanding and rare example of an early delivery vehicle. Reaching the high end of the pre-auction estimate ($30k–$50k) shows the quality of the restoration and the extreme scarcity of this particular vehicle. #129-1921 WOLSELEY TEN coupe. S/N 51961. Blue/black leather/brown cloth. RHD. Odo: 4,807 miles. Original and unrestored. Original paint is thinning, with chips and dents in the bodywork. Wear around hood and doors. Cracked wood around the windshield. Interior is slightly worn, although in good condition for the vehicle’s age. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,750. Launched at the turn of the cen- wood and leather trim. Leather upholstery beautifully done. Originally black and tan; the restored tan and green color scheme looks very attractive. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,500. AACA 2009 Senior Award winner. This car featured a custom radiator mascot modeled after a vintage AC ornament. Well bought some ways under the $60k–$80k estimate. #116-1928 JOWETT 7/17 racer. S/N 823147. Eng. # 823147. Pale green/dark green leather. RHD. Odo: 68,505 miles. Rebodied from a tourer to a 1928-era racer in the 1970s. Older restoration with some paint cracks and blemishes on the bonnet and bodywork cracks on the rear. Interior shows good leather and wood. Ran regularly until 1992, when it was restored; still carries its original engine with #137-1938 AC 16/70 drophead coupe. S/N L604. Eng. # UMR558. Light blue/dark blue cloth/light blue leather. RHD. Odo: 2 miles. Older restoration. Aging paint has faded, some chips around the doors. Painted wire wheels have minor blemishes. Interior leather is aged and worn from use. Wood on the interior is solid. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,500. Dating from after AC’s 1930 bankruptcy, the 16/70’s long-nose and short tail design could make it the poster model for prewar English luxury cars. The older restoration leaves the car as an excellent driver. Very well bought. most of its original mechanicals. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,500. This well-documented car may be the only 2-cylinder Jowett currently in the United States. It was rebodied as a periodcorrect replica of the early Jowett racers, originally used for publicity. With only 15 sports racers built (according to the catalog), this replica was well-bought. tury, Wolseley became one of Britain’s biggest automakers in 1921. This is an excellent example of why it was so popular. The goodlooking yet understated styling of the Ten coupe fit in nicely in post-war England. Few examples have lasted nearly a century in such good, unrestored condition. But the relatively obscure nature of the Wolseley brand, which hasn’t offered a production car since 1975, held down the bidding. Very well bought. #135-1926 AC 12/24 ROYAL roadster. S/N 30916. Eng. # 5763. Tan/beige canvas/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 27,650 miles. Expertly restored by David Steinman. Minor 114 #136-1929 AC ACEDES Magna tourer. S/N 15733. Eng. # A4147A. Red/tan cloth/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 40 miles. Com- tonneau and side curtains. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,500. HRG produced 241 cars between 1936 and 1956, of which most survive. WS222, among the final 12 1500s built, was originally sold in the U.S. and raced for much of its life. Described as “well maintained and regularly exercised,” it was very well bought. #120-1953 NASH-HEALEY roadster. S/N 2347. Eng. # NHA1362. Black/black cloth/green leather. Odo: 35,896 miles. Mostly original condition with later repaint. Under- Sports Car Market #114-1953 HRG 1500 WS roadster. S/N WS222. Eng. # 4AD2492W. White/black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 51,065 miles. Paint chips around hood and doors, worn paint on the front suspension. Color changed during repaint by the original owner. Maintained as a driver and not fully restored. Complete with


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RM Auctions Hershey, PA side rust and cracked older paint. Interior has original and cracking leather. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $71,500. Created after a chance meeting roadster provided outstanding performance when it was introduced, and continues to be a collector’s dream. This example, though it’s had a number of owners, has been regularly driven and includes the rare factory hard top. Listed as being in “enjoyable condition,” the car is not in top show condition but will be fun to drive. Well sold. #139-1958 AC ACECA Bristol coupe. S/N BEX678. Eng. # 859D2. Black/red leather. Odo: 51,693 miles. Numbers-matching car with original Bristol six. Older factory restoration. Mostly excellent paint, with some wear and minor cracks around the doors. Good between Donald Healey and Nash President George Mason, the Nash-Healey merged the Healey chassis and bodywork with the drivetrain from a Nash Ambassador. The resulting sports car was produced for four years, with only 507 finding owners. High bid was on the low side of the $70k–$100k estimate. Well bought for a rare original car. #140-1958 AC ACE Bristol roadster. S/N BEX436. Eng. # 805D2. Blue/black leather. Odo: 57,218 miles. Unrestored. Overall goodcondition runner with some wear on the paint and wheels. Original engine clean but regularly used. Interior is clean and complete but shows the wear of a regular driver. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $341,000. AC’s legendary Ace interior with soft, worn-in leather. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $214,500. Closed cousin of the venerable Ace roadster. Unrestored for more than 30 years, worn well with time and still remains a good driver. This three-owner car has been well cared for all of its life. Well bought. #126-1958 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N TS34495L. Eng. # TS35073E. Green/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 95,745 miles. Unrestored and mostly original. Minor paint chips on the body and some chrome pitting on the windshield-surround. Interior leather and carpeting in worn but good shape. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,000. The wide-mouthed TR3 “A” replaced the original TR3 in 1957, add- War II and leased to disabled drivers through a contract with the Department of Health and Social Security, ending in 1977. In 2003, invalid cars were banned from roads in the U.K. and many of them were scrapped, turning the few remaining cars into collectibles. Marketcorrect price. #130-1999 LOTUS 23B Xanthons replica roadster. S/N 23188. Burgundy/black racing buckets. RHD. Lotus 23 replica added to the “A to Z” collection of John Moir to fill the “X” category. Unrestored and original. Clean but driven. Some wear on the body. Vapor leaks around the headlights. Interior in very ing external door handles and a locking trunk. Over 58,000 TR3A roadsters were built, but fewer than 20% remain. This example is very solid but was said to require some maintenance before returning to the road. Fairly bought and sold. #134-1975 AC INVACAR coupe. S/N N/A. Blue/black vinyl. MHD. Unrestored. Paint wear and cracks in the fiberglass body. Some surface rust. Pitted chrome. Paint on the interior worn, but vinyl seat is in good condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,400. Invacars were produced in England following World good condition. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,250. Produced in 1999, it is a one-owner car with a Lotus-Ford engine fitted with dual Weber carburetors and a dry sump. The ride height was raised to its maximum in order to cater to the roads in New Hampshire. Since the car was sold on a bill of sale, it probably didn’t see 116 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Hershey, PA much in the way of street mileage. Very well sold, easily beating expectations. FRENCH #132-1910 ZEBRA TYPE A runabout. S/N 1213. Eng. # 1213. Blue/black leather. RHD. Older wear on the paint and brass. Newer panels on the floor don’t match the age of the rest of the car. Very good wood spoke wheels and leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,750. As just an entry-level car when it was leather. RHD. Pebble Beach Preservation award winner. Largely original paint, wood body, leather seating, mohair floor mats, brass and rear wicker basket. Some touch-up on the paint. Engine restored to original running con- new, cars like the Zebra were typically driven until they fell apart. For one to survive, let alone in this level of completeness, is a pleasant surprise. Features that showcase its place in the pecking order of cars include the single headlight and the lack of power to outrun that one light. The new owner will have trouble running into a second Zebra at car shows, making it a bargain. #127-1911 UNIC GS Roi-des-Belges tourer. S/N 7184. Green/beige leather. RHD. Mostly unrestored and in good condition for its age. Paint is dull. Steering wheel is broken. Leather is said to be original and is in very nice condition. Some mechanical work is necessary to make the car road-worthy. Cond: 3+. dition. When new, it was among the most expensive cars in the world, at $14,500 for just the chassis. Originally owned by August Busch Sr. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $825,000. The grandfather of Italian supercars, in a sense. After starting at $500k, bidders struggled to get the car to the minimum estimate. This car failed to sell at a high bid of $1.7m at RM’s Lake Como sale in Italy last year (SCM# 216611), making this price look like a tremendous deal. See the profile, p. 64. BEST BUY #118-1934 LANCIA AUGUSTA March Special tourer. S/N 341078. Two-tone green/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 7 miles. From the laidback grille to the rear dorsal fin, the Marchbodied Augusta is an early example of his Zebra (Lot 132) was actually a “Le Zebra.” Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,200. Manufactured in Japan and marketed by California-based Zoe Motors, powered by a Honda motorcycle engine, the Zoe Zipper was designed to meet the gas crisis of the early 1980s. It could top 100 mpg but couldn’t top 45 mph on the road. Very well sold. AMERICAN #153-1899 CROUCH steam runabout. S/N 3. Red/black leather. Well restored. Leather fenders and dashboard are excellent. Paint is good but dull. Mechanics work very well. Leather is nicely restored. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $93,500. W.E. Crouch assembled what is believed to be three steam-powered horseless carriages in 1899. The Pennsylvania machinist took parts from the first two and assembled the third in Baltimore, MD, in SOLD AT $30,250. The first time a Unic has come to auction on this continent, according to the SCM Platinum Auction Database. Unic produced cars between 1905 and 1938 before shifting its focus to trucks and was eventually absorbed into Simca. This is a well-preserved example showcasing the early French marque. Well bought and sold. ITALIAN #257-1905 FIAT 60 HP 5-passenger tourer. S/N 3003. Eng. # 3003. Red/red 118 automotive aerodynamics. Restoration by David Steinman and Waitsfield Motor Car Company is well documented. Nearly perfect, with only minor gap issues around the rear fenders. Otherwise flawless, concours-quality car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $143,000. Ready for any concours, where it will be tough to find its peer. Italian chassis under the British body makes for a beautiful mix, but apparently it’s not for everyone. It failed to reach even half of its $300k–$400k estimate. Very well bought. JAPANESE #133-1984 ZOE ZIPPER microcar. S/N AF011135159. Cream/black vinyl/black & white cloth. MHD. Odo: 55 miles. One seat, three wheels, registered as a motorcycle. Original and unrestored. Body showing fiberglass wear. Poorly fitting doors. Fabric pulling up at the back of the seat. John Moir acquired the car to quiet the people who complained that 1899. Narrowly escaping the scrap yards during World War II, the only existing Crouch steam car passed through a few owners on its way to former AACA president Sterling Walsh, who had it restored to its current condition. One-of-a-kind car, well sold at the top end of expectations. #148-1904 RAMBLER MODEL L ton- neau. S/N 4302. Red/wood canopy/black leather. RHD. Older touch-ups and chips visible on the mostly good paint. Brass is good, with minor dings. Wood and leather are very good. The century-old 2-cylinder runs very well and is now mated to a modern HarleyDavidson transmission for improved drivability. Once owned by Richard Teague, chief stylist for Rambler successor American Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Hershey, PA original livery and color. Some paint chips on cowl and around doors. Good plating and metalwork. Interior leather in excellent condition with only minor wear on interior trim. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,000. As part of John Moir’s Motors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $154,000. Ramblers were first produced in the late 19th century, evolving from the bicycles of the same name. Eligible for many vintage events. Well bought for a vintage driver and tourer. #179-1907 HOLSMAN MODEL 3 high- wheel runabout. S/N 2374V. Black/black leather. RHD. A late tiller high-wheeler in an age of steering wheels. Produced in good quantities, including 618 in 1907. Older restoration showing some wear on the leather fenders and minor breaks in the paint. Seating leather is excellent. Mechanicals nicely re- and leather in outstanding condition. Engine is original and in good running condition with replaced boiler and burner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $203,500. Multiple AACA award-winner, including a Grand National. Restored to excellent running condition with fully updated engine and brakes. Bidders recognized the quality of the restoration, bringing the final price well above the $120k high estimate. Well sold. #160-1915 STANLEY MODEL 820 12-passenger Mountain Wagon. S/N 15055. Red/black cloth/black leather. Older restoration with some paint wear on bodywork and wheels. Leather seats show wear but are good. Ownership can be traced all the way back to the original purchaser. Mechanically, the “A to Z” collection, the Yellow Cab filled the last missing letter. Previously part of the Harrah’s and Imperial Palace Collections in Las Vegas, the car was professionally restored to Union Cab Company trim. All accessories are correct for the time period. Rare example of an early taxi, and well bought. #149-1932 PIERCE-ARROW TWELVE Model 53 convertible. S/N 2050118. Eng. # 330166. Silver & black/black cloth/silver leather. Odo: 21,582 miles. Some paint blemishes and scratches on the body and wheels. Engine is unrestored and shows the wear of its mileage. Plating is good, showing some minor cracks on the radiator shell. Interior is very stored. Features a braided belt between the engine and the drive wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,250. The older restoration earned multiple AACA accolades, including the 1988 Grand National Award. A good buy at the low end of the $50k–$60k estimate range. #144-1908 STANLEY MODEL H-5 Gen- tleman’s Speedy Roadster. S/N 4099. Red/ black leather. RHD. Near-perfect example of a restored Stanley. Woodwork has been completely refreshed, with excellent paint. Brass steam engine has been refreshed by steam restorer Alan Kelso. Chassis and wheels are original but restored. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $209,000. The only known factory Mountain Wagon remaining. Nice buy at the low end of expectations. Seen two years ago at RM Hershey, no-saling at $180k (SCM# 219031). #131-1923 YELLOW CAB MODEL A-2 taxi. S/N 12757. Eng. # 1757V76171. Yellow & black/black vinyl/brown leather. Restored to clean, showing only moderate wear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $407,000. Said to be one of six short-wheelbase roadsters built and one of only three known to remain. The elegant coachwork is highlighted by the two-tone black and silver color scheme punctuated by red stripes. Heated bidding surpassed the $375k top estimate. #258-1933 CHRYSLER CL IMPERIAL dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 7803651. Eng. # CL1356. Taupe/beige cloth/maroon leather. 120 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Hershey, PA Odo: 426 miles. Restored original body on a different Imperial sedan chassis and a replacement engine. Minor paint blemishes. Like-new interior and instrument panel. Clean engine renumbered to match the original. Showed at Pebble Beach in 2004. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $522,500. Among the most stunning Chrysler models, this LeBaron-bodied dual-cowl phaeton really looks the part of a classic-era luxury car. Last sold at RM Amelia 2011 for $352k, which we called “well bought” (SCM# 176380). This time call it well sold. #112-1933 FORD MODEL 40 woodie wagon. S/N 8600766. Tan/black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 32,082 miles. Very original inside and out. Original paint in good condition with minor scratches. All body wood is thought to be original and maintained well, with some cracks. Original interior shows some wear and minor cracking. Original plastic side curtains have yellowed with age. Some pitting and rust on the body chrome. Well preserved for a pre-war station wagon. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. While Ford station wagons have always been popular, early woodbodied ones didn’t tend to survive without restoration or modifications. For this one to survive 80 years in this condition without the help of a restoration is amazing. It will be a prized addition to someone’s collection and, with the relatively low selling price, a bargain as well. Interior leather in outstanding condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $170,500. Early Packard wagon wearing bodywork from Baker-Raulang of Cleveland. All wood has been professionally and painstakingly replaced, returning the car to its original look. This Packard shot right past the $90k–$120k pre-auction estimate and was well sold at this price, illustrating how desirable woodie wagons have become. #235-1939 FORD DELUXE wagon. S/N 185044477. Blue/black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 21,395 miles. Ground-up restoration. Nice repaint in Washington Blue. All the wood on the body is original, with some wood fading on the passenger’s side. Interior leather is in excellent condition, and all glass is original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. Suicide doors and a flathead V8 make this ’39 DeLuxe woodie wagon very desirable. Bidding stalled #122-1937 PACKARD SIX Series 115C wagon. S/N 10601051. Eng. # 13395. Green/ black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 43,745 miles. Very nice restoration including rebuilt engine, replated chrome, and factory Coachman Green repaint. Wood in good condition, with some minor cracks. Chipped paint along the hood. Side curtains very clear with no yellowing. just shy of the $80k low estimate for a fair result. Sold one year ago at RM Plymouth for $61k, which we called “well bought” (SCM# 227535). #217-1948 MACK EFX dump truck. S/N EFX1D3226. Red/brown vinyl. Odo: 10,968 miles. Unrestored and original. Paint has scratches and chips on much of the body. Dented fender on passenger’s side. Surface rust in the bed. Pitted chrome. Cracked interior leather. Other than cosmetics, solid truck. Original Anthony dump bed is still operational. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,750. Hard to find a working truck in such solid and original condition. Actual mileage is believed to be as recorded. Final price shows that even septuagenarian trucks with workaday flaws are desirable. #212-1955 FORD COUNTRY SEDAN wagon. S/N U5EX190237. Black/red cloth & white vinyl. Odo: 3,326 miles. 272-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Mostly original and unrestored, but repainted. Paint has some orange peel but is of similar quality to original. Side windows have some yellowing. Interior is very good for an unrestored former daily driver. Many options and accessories, including a four-way power seat, power windows, AM radio, power steering and power brakes. Under the hood is the clean 272 V8 in mostly original condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,500. Two owners since new. Good price for such a low-mile, untouched ’50s wagon. Well bought and sold. 122 Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Hershey, PA #224-1956 FORD C-750 flatbed. S/N C75A6H76267. Red/red vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 2,000 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, 5-sp. Frame-off restoration with period-correct engine. Body has minor paint chips and dings. Some corrosion painted over on steps. Newer roll-back bed. Very nice interior with good BEST BUY #216-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 2-dr sedan. S/N F7FT316303. Black/ gray cloth. Odo: 81,028 miles. 312-ci supercharged V8, 3-sp. Restored, retaining original undercoating and correct underhood detailing. Original glass with only minor scratches. Screws added to headlights and trim. Some minor wear in the paint. Side #230-1976 FORD BRONCO SUV. S/N U15GLS82993. Yellow/beige cloth. Odo: 6,139 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Groundup restoration, referred to in the program as “sympathetic,” with mostly original parts. Some pitting and scratches in the chrome trim. original gauges. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,250. Vintage Ford cab-over trucks are rare and even more rare in this condition. Restored with a 302-ci Y-block V8, just as the factory would have equipped it. The newer 22-foot aluminum Champion bed allows the old Ford truck to haul vintage cars. Bidders recognized the value, pushing the price to the top of the expected range. molding with minor damage. Interior very clean. Original F-code Thunderbird Special V8 with McCulloch-Paxton supercharger boosts the engine to 300 hp. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,500. Previously owned by Don Miller of Penske Racing. The car was well preserved prior to its restoration, allowing it to keep all of its glass and much of its original trim. It remains actively driven today. Very well bought far below the $80k–$100k pre-sale estimate. Brightwork on the bumpers in good condition. Painted roof chipped with some surface rust. Interior paint scratched and rusty. Good seats. New crate engine. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $27,500. Vintage SUVs are strong in the market. The light restoration probably cooled the prospective buyers here, halting the bidding shy of the expected $30k–$40k. © 124 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #154-1937 FRAZER NASH TT replica roadster. S/N 2171. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 4,324 miles. Very original-looking “chain gang” ‘Nash with straight body, shiny older paint, various ongoing and necessary upkeep works. Chromed exhaust a bit excessive, but it’s yellowing nicely. Leather not very old and only lightly creased. Discreet flashing indicators. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $414,800. Apparently originally built on a ’31 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible, sold at $734,400 MECUM AUCTIONS Location: Dallas, TX Date: September 3–6, 2014 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis, Mike Hagerman, Matt Moravec, Bobby McGlothlen Automotive lots sold/offered: 767/1,135 Sales rate: 68% Sales total: $31,414,518 High sale: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible, sold at $734,400 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices, $500 minimum Report and photos by Cody Tayloe 1979 ChryslerNewport sedan, sold at $2,700 SILVER AUCTIONS Location: Portland, OR Date: September 19–20, 2014 Auctioneers: Mitch Silver, Matt Backs Automotive lots sold/offered: 55/102 Sales rate: 54% Sales total: $605,610 High sale: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 2-door hard top, sold at $39,690 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jeremy Da Rosa Boulogne chassis, said to be fifth from last chain-drive car built. High-water mark of the sale and more than $100k over top estimate. Nash only made 348 chain-drive cars, and these lightweight, very British and still seriously effective sports car are seriously fought over. If you must have one (and many wish to) the price becomes almost irrelevant. Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. #134-1938 RILEY SPRITE roadster. S/N S2887723. Eng. # SS7723. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 42,273 miles. In excellent order, holding up very well since restoration in the ’60s and refreshed since. Couple of small runs and tiny blemishes in paint, shiny but only lightly creased leather, nice Bi-Flex Long Range lights. Discreet flashing indicators. Cycle wings from new, and some period competi- 1985 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, sold at $144,697 SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS Location: Northamptonshire, U.K. Date: September 20, 2014 Auctioneers: Jonathan Humbert, Steve Powis Automotive lots sold/offered: 40/62 Sales rate: 65% Sales total: $1,856,659 High sale: 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS QV, sold at $144,697 Buyer’s premium: 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.61) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman 1937 Frazer Nash TT replica roadster, sold at $414,800 BRIGHTWELLS Location: Herefordshire, U.K. Date: September 24, 2014 Auctioneers: Steve Powis, Roger Williams, Richard Binnersley Automotive lots sold/offered: 129/161 Sales rate: 80% Sales total: $3,009,822 High sale: 1937 Frazer Nash TT replica, sold at $414,808 Buyer’s premium: Sold prices include buyer’s premium of 10% plus VAT ($1.00 = £0.61) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman 126 tion history. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $279,539. A very appealing and sought-after car, and that’s me speaking—not the catalog. Sold over top estimate but still only second-highest figure of the sale, pipped by the Frazer Nash TT replica that went even higher than expected. Well sold against the expected money, but with only around 50 made, real Sprites don’t come up very often. Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. #126-1949 HEALEY SPORTSMOBILE convertible. S/N B1750. Satin black/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 63,636 miles. Sports Car Market


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Roundup Wow. Dan Dare has landed! Another permutation on the generic Healey chassis of the ’40s using trailing-arm front suspension and Riley “big four” high-cam engine. Body is solid and fairly straight, but sadly scraped down one side. Satin paint bloomed and polished through in places, which weirdly suits it. Square-rigged roof looks very home-made. heavier on striping, brightwork commensurate. Interior looks redone, with original steering wheel cracked, as is dash. Hood latch well hidden. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,780. No frills, nothing if not economical. I love that front grille, though, and so did the buyer. I’d say well done on both sides. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. Splendid Deco dash in good order. Replacement engine in 1952. Would originally have had rear spats. With owner’s handbook. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,642. Only 23 were made, which may be why we’d never heard of it, but this is the vendor’s second... Offered at no reserve and sold under half the lower estimate. The obvious danger at this money is that it will become a Healey Silverstone, as it’s mechanically the same under the skin. Let’s hope it stays this way—slightly naff and gloriously eccentric, probably the rarest Healey of all (unless you count the Duncan). Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. BEST BUY #30-1955 LAND ROVER SERIES I 86-in pickup. S/N 57108089. Green/ black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 70,501 miles. Very original and the definition of shabby chic. Almost 60-year-old paint mostly polished back to bare aluminum, seat vinyl artfully ripped and slashed. Mechanically looked-after and new tires. New top included but not fitted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,330. As Mark Dixon of Octane recently remarked, within important car collections you’d normally find an Austin Seven stashed away in a corner; now it’s more likely to be an early Landie. First owner kept it 48 years; it changed hands once 11 years ago. Not expensive given its mechanical condition, and with unrepeatable patina. Just lovely. Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. #206-1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 2-dr sedan. S/N 679182. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 43,787 miles. Paint shows normal wear, January 2015 catalog. Replacement engine fitted, original is in an XK 150. With factory hard top. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $99,191. 106th RHD roadster off the production line—first car was 850001, and collectors are fighting to acquire the earliest cars. Although it wasn’t an outside-lock car by just a few chassis numbers, it was an early flat-floor, and they are big money at the moment. Looked relatively cheap compared with the $127k Bonhams got for the even sadder 850221 two weeks before at Beaulieu (SCM# 245213), or the $350k the restored 850027 sold for at Silverstone Salon Privé (SCM# 245284). Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. #52-1962 TRIUMPH TR4 convertible. S/N CT13567. White/white hard top/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,465 miles. Very clean and tidy presentation of a car well restored in the ’90s on a new chassis. Seat vinyl slightly baggy, sounds a little tappety when fired up. Chrome pancake air filters only deviation from standard. Surrey top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,989. Quite good money for a TR4 (this is where TR5s were not so long ago) but in line with what the auctioneer was expecting. Undoubtedly a nice thing, but makes a TR6 look 127 #121-1961 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 850107. Yellow/black leather. RHD. Oh, dearie me. Very, very sad, full of holes and falling apart. Someone has started the body repair by chopping off the rockers and brazing in some new metal, but floor isn’t really attached to the sides. Flip-front twisted. Period mirrors, Ford Zodiac bonnet mascot and paint scheme date when it was last used—1973. Chassis plate not on car but is pictured in the


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Roundup condition. Engine appears well used. Rubber dry and cracked. Bumpers are pitting, and wire wheels are soiled with flaking chrome. Tired but decent interior said to have been restored. Custom fuel injection system with laptop, plus just enough add-on switches and like an excellent value. Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. #115-1963 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 888597. Eng. # RA19119. Ruby/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 5,353 miles. Nicely executed upgrades on what was originally an LHD export (California) S1 coupe. Lightweight-type front and subtly flared rear arches on mostly aluminium body. Very straight, clean and tidy, excellent deep and even paint, deep periodlooking buckets seats with only lightly worn leather. Motor now has Jenvey fuel injection Chassis rails straight and not hammered, fresh exhaust, decent interior vinyl probably repro. Recorded mileage is since 1995 engine rebuild. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $77,549. Very fair money for a nice example of the ultimate Big Healey—and probably less than you’d pay at a London sale. Well bought. Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. #209-1966 TRIUMPH SPARTAN con- vertible. S/N FC77383. Maroon & cream/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 15,484 miles. Paint pitted and scraped and showing wear, but quite presentable. Gauges great, interior commensurate with outside. Engine bay clean and show- knobs to puzzle the new owner. Signs of use at least indicate that the engine management system is working Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $38,340. Good luck finding someone to figure it out if something goes awry. Redeeming qualities included a manual transmission and rebuilt a/c, which may or may not be upgraded to R134a. On paper, this one might look well bought, but future issues may have the new owner kicking himself when paying by the hour to sort this one out. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/14. #219-1982 JAGUAR XJS V12 HE Lynx Eventer hatchback. S/N SAJJNAEW3BC107330. Eng. # 8S020536HB. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 116,840 miles. The first Lynx Eventer of 67—made by the people who brought you top-notch D-type and XKSS replicas. Good overall condition in and out, with among host of the usual upgrades. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $198,382. One of those “but why” cars—neither one thing nor t’other, not raceeligible but one man’s idea of an “improved” fast road E. Sold just under lower estimate at strong S1 coupe money (and probably less than it cost to build), so it was right for someone. Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. #142-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III Phase 2 convertible. S/N HBJ830854. Eng. # 54680. Green/black cloth/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 11,000 miles. British-market car, always RHD. Straight with good panel fit, some microblistering in paint, good chrome. ing age. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $4,600. Claimed to be one of three known in the U.S., with necessary import documents. I was curious about the top but couldn’t locate the seller. The seller couldn’t locate the right price. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #F197-1973 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UD1S21141. Maroon/ tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 76,752 miles. Aftermarket fuel injection. Older repaint has deteriorated to poor quality, with paint lifting and cracking. Windowseals older but in decent lightly creased and baggy leather, but not used for 15 years, and paint beginning to bubble on door bottoms. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $46,980. Top dollar for a resto project, although only mid-estimate. If this hadn’t been an Eventer it would have been worth about £500... Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 09/14. #19-1985 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT sedan. S/N FCX13615. Black/ burgundy leather. Odo: 71,985 miles. Well-aged 128 Sports Car Market


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Roundup luxury sedan shows swirls in paint and brightwork with the occasional nick. Interior shows light wear. Engine bay appropriate. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,250. This looked to be just an average example of a luxury car. More wear than I expected, but still well-appointed. Originally a no-sale at $13,100, later listed in final results at this price, which seems marketcorrect. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #S213-1987 LAND ROVER DE- FENDER 90 SUV. S/N SALLDVAC8AA297846. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 95,459 km. European-market D90 with left-hand drive. Newer paint is decent-quality and thick. A few minor prep issues here and there. Paint runs in door jambs. Dry cracked rubber at the rear side glass. All other rubber is acceptable. Glass is in good condition. Interior is tidy and clean. Rubber mats have been replaced. Dual rear jump seats. Condition points to occasional use. New polished a/c compressor looks out of Excellent interior. Wood in restored condition free of delamination and splintering. Gauges are clear. Engine appears mostly original with the exception of an inline fuel pump. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $51,300. The W136 170S was the first “S Class” Mercedes and, much like today, was the top-drawer offering of the day. Upgrades over the lesser 170V included suspension enhancements and a larger engine. While not all that common, most of the sedans appearing in the past few years have been fitted with a fabric roll-back roof. The slick top on this one did not hold back the value, with the price paid well above recent sedan sales. Advantage: seller. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/14. BEST BUY #S191.1-1963 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 121874. White/red vinyl. Odo: 88,416 miles. Older repaint with now obvious prep issues. Areas of white paint beginning to yellow. Numerous chips and scratches throughout. Bubbles surfacing on bottom of passenger’s door. Original rubber seals are dry and cracking. Window trim is pitting, but most other trim is presentable. Scratches on rear glass. Leather steering the hood. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,280. Although it’s a pretty tight squeeze, the GM powerplant looks surprisingly at home under the hood. Ignoring the motor, the car itself was in good condition, with other subtle upgrades throughout. Documents included a bill of sale from 2010 for $106k, which makes this price seem kind of cheap, but the new owner could have gotten a more collectible, original car for the same money. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/14. #207-1986 PORSCHE 911 3.2 Carrera RS replica coupe. S/N WPOZZZ91ZGS102044. Eng. # 63G03151. White/black leather & velour. RHD. Odo: 121,500 miles. Retro’ed Carrera 3.2 done in 2005 before this was common practice—so it has wrong-shape rear arches for a 2.7 RS rep and sits a little high (but that’s easily fixed). With electric place. Diesel powerplant reveals some fluid residue but nothing alarming. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,660. Recently listed on eBay, where bidding took it to $39k (Lot# 291207607185) against a “Buy It Now” price of $44,900. The Department of Homeland Security has turned up the heat on some Defenders with questionable VINs. This has taken some potential buyers out of the market, but it didn’t seem to stop the bidding here. The price paid was in line with recent sales, and the market has spoken twice. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/14. GERMAN #F207-1951 MERCEDES-BENZ 170S sedan. S/N 136040175651. Burgundy/tan leather. Odo: 91,284 km. Older frame-off restoration showing age but little use. Age flaws include light scratches, dulling and fading. Dryspray noted around some body seams. Replated chrome shines well. Good panel fit. wheel. Pitting interior trim. Cloudy clock. Tear on top of driver’s seat. Radio delete but has modern speakers. Disc brakes from a later 356C. Simple but presentable engine compartment. Electric sunroof option. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $50,760. Advertised as a restoration candidate, this one appeared to be in good working order. Sure, it has needs, but it’s not a total basket case. I couldn’t imagine it going for much lower. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/14. #T166.1-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412015104. Red/red hard top/tan leather. Odo: 98,315 miles. Older build with snug 350-ci GM engine in very nice condition. Great panel fit. Rear end appears to sit high. Trim and glass in good shape. Wood steering wheel and power Recaros inside. Carpets slightly worn. Gauges crisp and clear, other than speedo which has a tint of haze. Lots of polished aluminum under chain. With books and, by the look of it, no stories. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $65,772. Originally supplied to the German market, imported to the U.K. early in its life. The right money for a good Evo-spec M3, with low-mileage cars fetching even more than this. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 09/14. 130 Sports Car Market supercharger. Overall good, with a little microblistering to paint on fenders and front lid. Service history to 2009. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,221. At this money you can’t really complain, and it fetched less than nice stock 3.2s are getting these days. Perhaps it’s the best of both worlds, but pretty soon modding any aircooled Porsche will be taboo. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 09/14. #225-1989 BMW M3 Evo Cecotto 2-dr sedan. S/N WBSAK050AE40454. Macau Blue/black leather. Odo: 82,000 miles. Number 230 of 505. In good unscuffed order, leather now slightly baggy and shiny. Just been serviced by an independent classic BMW expert, which included the clutch and cam


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Roundup #217-1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SEC coupe. S/N WDB1260452A558801. Eng. # 1176822091469. Blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 35,000 miles. In excellent order. Straight, unscuffed and lowish mileage, even though it was driven 450 miles to the sale. Interiors don’t always do well on these, but Unless there’s a mechanical issue, seems like quite a buy. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. doubling in the last three years like most other Enzo-era Ferraris. Someone’s been sitting on their little nest-egg waiting for it to mature, and it has. Strong price, but not as strong as the 200-km 328 GTS at RM London earlier in the month ($261k, SCM# 245352). Well sold, especially as there’s still a few thousand to spend on things like brakes and tires. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 09/14. here presents as almost unworn. Full service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,617. Finally achieving something like their proper value (and 50% over estimate)—they’ve always lagged behind 635s—although this is an exceptional car. Bravely but wisely bought. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 09/14. ITALIAN #216-1978 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N 25235. Eng. # 25235. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 45,500 miles. Early carb/dry-sump car in good cosmetic order and sitting on correct tall tires, although has later-style deep chin spoiler. Dry-stored and last on the road in 1994, but given a cambelt service immediately before the auction. As the catalog put it, “one step closer to the road.” Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $94,889. GTBs and GTSs have picked up rather suddenly without anyone noticing, #2-1978 FIAT X1/9 targa. S/N 128AS0093096. Gold/black cloth. Odo: 97,765 miles. Blemishes in paint and decals, foggy chrome, weatherstripping rough. Interior in similar state. Engine bay commensurate with rest of car. Solid, well-used car and presented as such. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,620. In need of #T127-1982 FIAT X1/9 targa. S/N ZFABS00A9C7146430. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 37,541 miles. Said to be stored in a climatecontrolled environment, but sun damage indicates that hasn’t always been the case. Original paint in poor condition. Deep scratches, chips and fading throughout. Missing side decals behind both doors. Original rubber is pretty decent. Interior is worn and tired. Leather driver’s seat has several cracks that have turned to rips. Gauges are clear. Engine compartment could use lots of attention. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,500. From the final years of Fiat’s U.S. market presence (until recently). After 1983, the X1/9 stayed around for several more years under Bertone, who actually supplied Fiat the design from the beginning. Although it’s underpowered and rustprone, ownership still puts you into the club of Italian mid-engine sports cars for not a lot of money. The price paid here is a “no harm, no foul” entry point into the collector car hobby with bonus points awarded for going Italian. Just don’t expect values to skyrocket anytime soon. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/14. (and worth) salvation, or at least redemption. I was poking around the engine bay, and the winning bidder asked me if I wanted to buy. #250-1985 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFLA13C00054527. Eng. # 2560. Red/black fiberglass/Crema leather. RHD. Odo: 10,318 miles. Good, clean and unscuffed, put away for most of its life but just had a cambelt change (last big service 2006). With books and tools. Very much a “collector” rather than a “user.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $144,697. You’d say huge money—except that a 328 GTS with 200 km went two weeks before at RM London for an even huger $261k (SCM# 245352). This was in line with what was expected, with retailers asking a little more, so this is where the market is (this month), and therefore we have to call it correctly sold. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 09/14. 132 Sports Car Market


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Rising Sun Recent sales of Japanese cars by Tony Piff (All English within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #191322654728-1966 DATSUN 411 wagon. S/N WPL411800340. 140,000 miles. “Las Vegas car. Original paint. No rust, frame straight, rear quarter has dent. Upholstery needs some attention. Less than 5 miles on the original rebuilt engine, new clutch, tires, starter, plugs and wires. Radiator cleaned and flushed. Runs good, 4-speed shifts good. We did some research and found out this car is one of 5,600 sold.” Condition: 3. Roundup #F182-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A6M0088617. Rosso Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 4,273 miles. Includes original window sticker, service records, books, tool roll and jack. Well cared for and carefully preserved. Original paint is near factory-fresh condition. No curb rash under the chin. Undercarriage is clean, with occasional spider webs. ClearBra protection for occasional road use. Carpets are clean and above average. Little signs of bolster wear on the driver’s seat. Screenprinting around dials and AMERICAN #230-1930 REO FLYING CLOUD se- dan. S/N C24965. Burgundy & yellow/gray cloth. Odo: 393,374 miles. Exterior average, looks to be an older respray. Swirlings and dings showing, and missing front grille. Interior much cleaner, with custom stereo and possibly gauges. Engine bay features Chrysler SOLD AT $4,500. This would be a fair price for pretty much any pre-1970 Datsun in rust-free, uncustomized condition. The car needed an interior and some bodywork, which probably means a repaint, but once that’s done, the new owner will have one of the only surviving examples on this continent. eBay Motors, September 14, 2014. #171456633904-1971 TOYOTA COROLLA wagon. S/N TE28003453. Bare-metal restoration four years ago. Interior redone and in superb condition. Original drivetrain. Engine bay very clean. Automatic transmission. Car is located in Puerto Rico. Condition: 1-. switches shows no wear. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $124,200. The Ferrari market hot streak continues, and the Testarossa is not exempt. Well preserved with little evidence of road use, this one had low mileage, service records, the tool roll and other items that help excite bidders. Just a year ago, the best examples could be bought all day long for about half price off of today’s market. Is it too late to get in? Remember when no one wanted the Dino? This one was well sold today but may be a bargain tomorrow. Mecum Auctions, Dallas, TX, 09/14. JAPANESE #53-1976 MAZDA B1600 pickup. S/N SOLD AT $7,501. I was surprised at the level of restoration here until I saw where it was located. Puerto Ricans are crazy about old Corollas, in case you didn’t know. My brother has bought a bunch of these off Craigslist, and the sellers are often surprised that he’s not Puerto Rican. Since there’s no way the sale price covered the money invested, call it well bought. eBay Motors, September 16, 2014. #121416830825-1978 SUBARU GL1600 wagon. S/N A67L024125. 15,000 miles. “Not sure on actual mileage. Great original condition. Runs and drives beautifully. Paint is still nice and shiny, with some minor boils. Interior in perfect condition. Everything works as it should. Tires don’t have much tread left. 4-speed, 4wd.” Condition: 2+. SOLD AT $7,578. In September I wrote up a ’79 wagon restored for a dealer’s showroom that sold for $8,700. This one was a preservation-class original that was just as nice. I was surprised the seller wasn’t more over-the-top with his description here. Well bought. eBay Motors, August 31, 2014. ♦ 134 the restored pickup phenomenon has finally hit the U.K. These were some of the first pickups to reach the island, and someone obviously thinks the early ones are worth preserving. Sold at bottom estimate for about the same as a rough MGB, almost as quick and more useful. I loved it. Sadly, the Peugeot 504 diesel behind it that I had even more respect for failed to sell. Brightwells, Herefordshire, U.K., 09/14. The clock in the rear-view mirror offset the somewhat unusual smell inside this classic. The current state of the apparently older restoration could be mistaken for originality both inside and out. Despite that, the seller was smart to keep the keys. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #470-1937 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW se- dan. S/N 7023189. Black/burgundy cloth. Odo: 79,123 miles. Paint shows swirls and age-appropriate wear, brightwork of equal quality. Heavy wear around windows in doors. New window seals in 2001. Interior redone except for dash. Three-speed with overdrive ready to cruise. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $18,250. Suicide doors, 6-volt system, 20-year Sports Car Market BNA61121182. Blue/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 39,986 miles. First-gen (for England) Mazda, also sold as Ford Courier in the U.S., nicely restored from what looked like a rot-free donor. Body and bed nice and straight, no splits in seat vinyl. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,575. So 318, not pretty or new. A car to get in and drive. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. Mild customization on this rare classic. Mismatched valve covers and absent grille didn’t detract overly, but there was a tired and slightly cobbled feel. The seller was probably wise to hold, but for how much more? Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #260-1936 FORD MODEL 68 Deluxe sedan. S/N 183129864. Black/green cloth. Odo: 70,135 miles. Paint looks to be an old respray, with dings and dents. Older redone interior odorous and ripped in places. Engine bay looks original. Needs TLC and elbow grease. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,750.


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Roundup cals on front fender and doors. Brightwork original and pitted in places. Interior tastefully redone. Woodgrain dash and instruments original. Full Sail Brewery tap handle as shifter knob. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,128. The TorqThrusts and rear skirts made an interesting visual combo, and the two-foot shifter knob created an interesting spatial situation inside the cab. Regardless, a sharp, eye-catching, ready-to-drive car sold at a great price. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #275-1950 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN same-family car with fender skirts and lots of documentation. Whitewall tires looked sharp, and you can’t deny that color combo. The seller did deny the high bid, which was just slightly low. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #273-1950 PLYMOUTH DELUXE se- dan. S/N 25525065. Lime green & gray flames/tan cloth and vinyl. Odo: 5,936 miles. 218-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Paint clean, flame de- Special wagon. S/N 28508065. Blue/brown tweed & vinyl. Odo: 58,213 miles. 218-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Paint presentable despite heavy orange peel on hood and roof. Brightwork commensurate, some original pieces. Documents say new interior, looks to be very recent. No signs of use, engine bay clean and tidy. Rare and beautiful. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,870. Quite a vehicle despite the need for respray. The well-appointed interior was one of the best I’ve seen, being both very period and extremely relevant to Portland’s artisan, hand-crafted ethos. Both parties walked off smiling. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #236-1952 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN 2-dr hard top. S/N P8WH58094. Two-tone green/ two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 82,092 miles. 268ci I8, 2-bbl, auto. Paint shows dirt, wear, orange peel on roof. Brightwork same quality. Rear bumper sharp and huge. Rear skirts look sharp. Interior redone, dash and headliner original. Dual spotlights. Engine bay original and clean and fits car. Documentation states “trans slips a bit til it warms up, then drives great...being sold as-is.” Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. My dad had a ’50 Silver Streak, so Ponchos of this vintage catch my eye. This car’s new interior really popped, and the skirts and chrome completed the look. The high bid seemed fair, given the description. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. 136 Sports Car Market


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Roundup #220-1959 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Sky- liner retractable hard top. S/N H9RW101211. Black & white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 96,140 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. All-original everything. Paint and chrome pitted and dinged and peeling. Interior with solid color combo but torn and worn. Dashtop speaker cover punched in, and dash paint equally file includes Marti Report. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $94,899. Imported to the U.K. in 1998, in this ownership since 2004. Frankly, I’m surprised this a) survived in the U.K. in original spec and b) sold here, especially at the right money. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 09/14. rough. Hood latch closed. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $14,580. No shame in selling a car as-is, and value depends on future use. According to the description, the retractable hard top works, and car features power steering and dual exhaust. Word on the street was that it was an estate sale. The seller made out well here, and so did the buyer—although the value is in the potential. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN #239-1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC Monza convertible. S/N 105675W273843. Black/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 88,000 miles. 164-ci H6, 2x1-bbl, auto. Listed as new paint, which shows well despite minor blemishes. New tires and wheels. Factory power top, new interior with working factory AM push-button radio, six-way dual power seats, new CD player. Engine bay beautiful with #237-1969 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS S 2-dr hard top. S/N 336779211133. Green & matte black/black leather. Odo: 21,181 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint is powerful green, with occasional blemishes. Matte striping shows more wear, as does brightwork in places. Interior sharp with custom gauges, stereo and wheel. Engine bay dressed to the nines with chrome. Dynamic machine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,044. The “Green Reaper” (according to nameplate in dash) sported big rims, low-pro tires, and a few custom touches inside. Outside, the “S” badges looked to be hand painted. Seemed like a lot of car for the right money. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #471-1970 FORD TORINO King Cobra tasteful chrome pieces and modern appointments. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,720. Paperwork said fewer than 1,000 miles on the rebuild, which I believe. This included engine and Powerglide tranny, new high-rise manifold, electronic ignition, and electric fuel pump. With the mild customizations, this one seemed a solid deal at $9k. Well done on both sides. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AmericanCarCollector.com 138 #240-1967 SHELBY GT350 coupe. S/N 67200F0A02259. Blue/black vinyl. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Restored (in the U.K.) from a tired car; correct-spec 289 fitted. Good all around, only deviations from stock are Hurst shifter and 715-cfm Holley on high-rise manifold. Under-dash gauges are 1966 repros. Shelby American World Registry listed, and history 2-dr hard top. S/N 0R38C163762. Candy Apple Red/black vinyl. Odo: 27 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nose “fitted with 1 of 2 surviving prototype King Cobra front ends.” Topnotch paint, interior matching quality. Engine bay spotless, drivetrain stated as rebuilt and numbers-matching. Various NOS components used. Factory a/c present but needs charging. Marti Report-verified, well-optioned car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Accompanying documents say it’s a “Real deal ‘38’ Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s


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Roundup code Torino Cobra,” although papers also say “clone car with a reported original nose,” so who knows? The owner kept the car, so clarification may be in order. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #232-1979 CHRYSLER NEWPORT sedan. S/N TH42G9R182462. Red/red vinyl/ red cloth. Odo: 89,120 miles. 318-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. All original. Paint shows light swirl, brightwork good. Interior spotless save for small headliner tears. Red corduroy seats. Engine bay huge and clean, showing age-ap- propriate wear. Has a/c, original AM radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $2,700. One of the most wonderfully preserved bell-bottom-era cars I’ve ever seen. Its only owner “was a professor from Portland State University.” This was quite a deal. I wish I had brought my checkbook. Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. #248-1989 BUICK REATTA coupe. S/N 1G4EC11C8KB905598. Black/black leather. Odo: 16,158 miles. 3.8-L fuel-injected V6, auto. Paint sharp despite age-appropriate wear. Interior better, featuring digital dash and wellappointed cockpit area. Engine bay on par with overall vehicle. Extremely low-mileage car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,720. This time machine featured all the wonder of late-’80s cars: digital everything, top-line cassette player and an enormous touchscreen digital display that reads “Reatta” in green LCD script when the door opens. Those touchpoints weren’t enough for these bidders at first, and the seller was wise to hold on. Not sold at $7k, but later reported sold in the final results at this healthy price. Previously no-saled here in 2008 at a high bid of $9,500 (SCM# 116445). Silver Auctions, Portland, OR, 09/14. © FOLLOW SCM 140 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1953 Jaguar XK 120 coupe 1957 MGA roadster S/N 875978. Opalescent Blue/blue. 54,500 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Rare ‘61 “flat-floor” E-type. Removable hard top, matching numbers, Heritage Certificate, documented concours restoration, three owners from new, correct ‘61 interior with RACE trim and high-performance package. Porcelain/stainlesssteel exhaust system, correct ‘61–’62 steering wheel, original radio, tonneau cover, boot cover, rare ‘61 tools/jack, manuals and more. Contact Gene, 612.298.5648, Email: gene.berghoff@gmail.com Web: www.customshowboards.com/61jaguar (MN) 1962 MGA Mk II roadster 1961 Jaguar XKE SR I “Flat Floor” Roadster largely original car that is a pleasure to drive and look at. A car that can be driven with confidence and without worry. $100,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com (VT) 1963 Rolls-Royce Countryman by Radford Black/red. 92,548 miles. Ebony Black with red leather interior, very rare left-hand-drive Radford Countryman, 92,548 original miles, a/c, power windows, burlwood trim, maplights, thermos, water flasks, twin rear trays, hangers, vanity mirror & case, cigar case, trimmer, flasks, crystal wine / water glasses, writing desk, picnic table & stools, umbrella, travel stool, folding rear seats. Same Beverly Hills ownership since 1967, tools & factory handbook. $124,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@heritageclassics. com Web: www.heritageclassics.com/inventory/ detail/1191-rolls-royce-silver-cloud-iii-radfordcountryman.html (CA) 22,000 miles. Good running and driving car. Frame and undercarriage solid. Rebuilt engine. New fuel tank, new interior. $18,500. Contact Dominick, 845.797.2100, Email: fladom@optonline.net (NY) Primer/black. 0 miles. 4-spd manual. Matching numbers. For restoration, rod or parts. $13,000 OBO. Contact Kirk, 402.399.8541, Email: jcanedy@ nebraskamed.com (NE) 1955 Austin Healey 100 roadster 1959 MGA coupe 1966 Austin-Healey 3000 roadster S/N GHNL2107648. Iris Blue/black leather. 67,350 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. This is a very solid car finished in the original factory color. Last year for the MGA with more powerful 1600-cc motor. British Heritage Trust Certificate. Includes black top, tonneau cover, side curtains, all excellent condition. New tires. Runs and drives great. More information and photos available online. $27,500. Contact Robert, Memory Motors LLC, 414.852.8622, Email: bob@ memory-motors.com Web: www.memory-motors. com (WI) Red/black. 50,000 miles. I4, 4-spd automatic. Incredible Healey 100. I used it as a “rental car” for the Amelia Island weekend driving from Orlando and back. Great car with original body production card, owner’s handbook and records. Original colors, just a fantastic car. $95,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) 1956 Austin-Healey 100M roadster S/N HMR435633. Olde English White/black. 7,994 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. An older body-off restoration of a black-plate California car. A panel-off, glass-out, very high-quality repaint and rechrome was completed in May. Multiple MG Club show awards. No rust ever. Runs and drives great. Always stored in a climate-controlled garage. I have owned and pampered this car since 1997. Many pics available. $25,000. Contact John, 440.655.7844, Email: jtalan@ameritech.net (OH) 1960 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4-L roadster 1962 Morgan Plus 4 SuperSport roadster S/N HBJ8L35828. Golden Beige/Ambler Red. 36,248 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Rare metallic Golden Beige with Red Ambla trim. 4-speed overdrive transmission and chrome wire wheels. Kurt Tanner Restoration with full documentation. All work has been professionally carried out to the highest Gold Concours standards with absolute authenticity in mind, and the finest materials. Heritage Certificate. $99,000 OBO. Contact Tom, 703.609.9339, Email: tomtaylor22@ comcast.net 1966 Jaguar XKE roadster Documented Factory SS, sold new in LA, restored in the late ‘80s. Winner of many awards, still in stunning and correct condition. With period LawrenceTune West accessories. $115,000. Contact Dennis, Morgan West, 310.998.3311, Email: billiejo@ morganwest.net Web: www.morganwest.net (CA) 1963 Jaguar XKE roadster Factory-built M with all the right components. Matching numbers, original colors. 100% authentic and correct. Documented restoration by marque guru. Has books, tools, Heritage Trust and M Registry Certificates. $197,500. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd. Classic Motorcars, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@ degarmoltd.com (CT) S/N T831398DN. Barn find. Original and unrestored. Black-plate CA car. Engine is from an early E-type and runs strong. Has the original 150s 3.4 intake manifold, air cleaner assembly and factory overdrive. Mostly surface rust. Missing some tools, two chrome windshield surrounds and one armrest. The perfect project car. $75,000. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: charlescrail@ mac.com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) S/N 876852. British Racing Green/black. 50,000 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Very well maintained and S/N 1E14293. Dark Blue/red. 4,590 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. This unique XKE comes in a striking color combo, and has been sparingly driven since restoration. Features numerous performance upgrades including a 5-speed trans, gear reduction starter, Weber carbs, aluminum radiator, headers with stainless exhaust, lightened flywheel, spin-on oil filter, and electronic ignition. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III roadster 2007 Jaguar XK-R convertible and photos available online. $175,000 OBO. Contact Robert, Memory Motors LLC, 414.852.8622, Email: bob@memory-motors.com Web: www.memorymotors.com (WI) 1965 Volkswagen Beetle 2-dr sedan 65R15. Victorville, CA $4,800 OBO. Contact Wendell, 760.298.4314, Email: jdbud@toast.net (CA) 1969 BMW 2002 coupe A beautifully restored car, matching numbers. Healey Blue over blue leather. Owned by a Healey fanatic and meticulously cared for. Rock-solid body, zero damage or rust. $75,000. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd. Classic Motorcars, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@ degarmoltd.com Web: www.degarmoltd.com (CT) 1967 Morgan 4/4 Series V competition roadster Salsa Red/black. 53,000 miles. V8, 6-spd automatic. Head-snapping, head-turning 420 supercharged British horses, dressed in Salsa Red. Single owner, Well-maintained via Jaguar dealer. Loaded, w/ Nav. Minor wear on the driver’s seat and a very small blemish on quarter panel. Black top, black leather interior. Will consider trade of equivalent SUV. $35,000 OBO. Contact David, AutoArcheologist. com, 860.398.1732, Email: E4WBrill@aol.com Web: www.autoarcheologist.com (CT) French 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition disappearing-top convertible S/N 115227822. Light gray/gray and white. 1,300 miles. H4, 4-spd manual. All stock, professionally restored, 93% of car is new. Used only quality parts: trans, electrical, lights, brakes, tires, complete interior, VW paint, many extras. Original working radio. Only 1,300 miles, rebuilt original 1,200-cc motor, show quality, $23k invested. Trade for newer 4-door Toyota, Honda, VW. Southern Calif. $17,999 OBO. Contact Eric, Email: 1greatfamily@att.net (CA) 1967 Porsche 912 coupe S/N B1380. Red/black leather. 0 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Rare numbers-matching GT or competitionmodel Morgan. Recent body-off restoration. Cortina GT engine. Lots of factory options including headers, wire wheels, wood-rimmed steering wheel bucket seats, demister, etc. Great fun to drive. Located in Eastern Pennsylvania. Email for pictures. $49,000. Email: rwade@rattlesnake-ridge.net (PA) 1973 Jaguar XKE roadster S/N 46864. Bleu Foncé/light gray Ostrich leather (piped in dark blue). I6, 4-spd manual. Multiple award-winning show car built by Figoni et Falaschi Coachbuilders of Paris. Very elegant and unique model, exquisite color combo with dark blue top, restored by Delahaye experts. Numbers-matching, one-of-kind, blue-chip, investment-grade example for the discerning collector. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/271 (CA) German 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster Polo Red/black. 83,636 miles. H4, Three owners from new. Beautifully preserved. European delivery in late 1966. Miles believed to be correct, but exempt. This amazing example comes with Porsche CoA, OEM owner’s manual and pouch, original specification literature, jack, and recent maintenance service records from 6/4/14. This 912 is truly one of a kind and shows impeccably in quality and condition. A collector car, not a driver. $69,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey. com (AZ) 1968 Porsche 912 coupe S/N 1S22660. Signal Red/black leather. 33,255 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. Very low mileage series III V12. Wire wheels. Same owner last 36 years. New canvas top and leather seat upholstery, a/c, AM/FM cassette radio and adjustable steering wheel. Extensive records and concours awards. New coco mats, factory toolkit, all books and manuals. More information and photos available online. $65,000 OBO. Contact Robert, Memory Motors LLC, 414.852.8622, Email: bob@memory-motors.com Web: www. memory-motors.com (WI) 1973 Jaguar XKE Series III 2+2 Silver/red. I4, 4-spd manual. An incomparable one-year frame-off rotisserie restoration completed in 2013 by a noted European restoration facility. Stunningly correct and in near-new delivery condition. Pristine paint with red leather trim and black top. Complete three-piece matching red leather luggage set. Complete photo chronology of restoration available. Only 316 break-in miles since restoration. Immaculate inside and out. Truly, none better on the market today. Concours quality. $285,000. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey. com (AZ) 1961 Porsche 356 T-5 convertible S/N UD1S 74974. Opalescent Silver Gray/Biscuit. 100 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. Original San Diego, CA, car with 5.3-L V12 and CA title. Professionally restored with a new interior from BAS and new suspension, exhaust system, tires, wheels, battery, and rubber. Striking color combo, shown in numerous JCNA events. An excellent E-type driver. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/416 (CA) S/N 119122504. Orange/black. 100,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Amazing and modest-looking screamer. Tons of documents from new, enhanced engine and matching-numbers engine included. Wonderful example. $82,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 coupe Orange & blue/orange. 0 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. BMW 2002 racer. CCA National Champion, SCTA-BNI, full cage, Schrick cam, Stahl, J&E 10.5:1, Webers, Ireland-Bilstein suspension, spare transmission & wheels. $9,000 OBO. Contact Jeff, 281.793.6630, Email: jeffb@bikesport.com (TX) 1969 Porsche 911 coupe Red/black. 42,000 miles. H4, 4-spd manual. Supersolid, straight and honest western 912. Very nice driving car. Believe to be matching numbers, CoA applied for. 912s are wonderful, quick and quiet versions of the 911. Fast becoming one of my favorite Porsche models. $38,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) 1968 Volkswagen Beetle coupe S/N 89274. Silver/black. 3,500 miles. H4, 4-spd manual. High-quality restoration of a solid CA T5 roadster. Black canvas top and boot. Original body panels, doors and floor pans. All work fullydocumented with photos and receipts. Weber carbs on car but original rebuilt Zenith carbs and air cleaners included. Porsche CoA. More information Red/black. 50,793 miles. H4, 4-spd manual. New red paint, white headliner, black carpets and seat covers, fenders, rubber seals. 20k miles on rebuilt engine. Roof rack, CA black plates, chrome wheels, tires 175- S/N 11304410021124. Tobacco Brown/Cognac leather. 54,250 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Unrestored with one quality respray (DB423). Absolutely rustfree. No accident damage. Both tops including a new soft top. Power steering and brakes, a/c, leather, Becker Europa am/fm. Books, toolkit and service records. Exceptional condition and ready to drive and show. More information and photos available online. $85,000. Contact Robert, Memory Motors LLC, 414.852.8622, Email: bob@memory-motors.com Web: memory-motors.com (WI) S/N 11102610000105. Midnight Blue/Cognac Leather. 50,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Rare Euro V8 model with 4-speed manual. Very original rust-free car in Midnight Blue (DB904). Includes all books and records, M-B data card. Meticulously maintained and regularly serviced. Extensive service records. Must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated. More information and photos available online. $87,500. Contact Robert, Memory Motors LLC, 414.852.8622, Email: bob@memory-motors.com Web: www. memory-motors.com (WI) 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible 146 Sports Car Market


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1973 Opel GT coupe Original paint & sport interior, show condition. Always garaged, has never seen rain. Two meticulous owners, numbers match, BMW-tech-rebuilt 24-valve motor, detailed throughout, always maintained, records. Toolkit. Most options, Alpina wheels, Euro car w/ all import docs. Mostly original, one of the best you’ll find in the U.S. $28,500 OBO. Contact Mark, 858.401.3960, Email: mark635csieuro@aol. com (CA) S/N 0YO7NC3010875. Red/black. 95,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Two-owner, no rust, original GT. Always garaged. One repaint with original, very nice interior. Runs and drives great, everything in working order. $8,650 OBO. Contact Jake, 507.442.3461, Email: jakekooi@hotmail.com (MN) 1975 BMW 2002 coupe S/N 2360310. Beige/tan. 54,980 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. A true California car, well maintained and cared for, in original condition. One longtime owner. No rust, no body damage. Ring and valve job just completed. Runs and drives nice. Noise-free transmission. Minimal oxidation on paint. Seats, carpeting, headliner, all good shape. Dash has cracks. $9,995. Contact Kathy, 650.966.8231, Email: kelemenjk@yahoo.com (CA) 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD coupe S/N WP0JB0934HS050900. Metallic silver/gray. 62,289 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Original, unmolested California car. Recent documented servicing, excellent running and driving condition. Comes complete with books, records, tools and factory options including lumbar support, alarm system, sunroof, power windows and locks, speed cruise, driving lights and more. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/415 (CA) 1989 Porsche 930 Factory Turbo M505 Slant-Nose coupe 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe Italian 1960 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce convertible 1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider Veloce convertible 70,400 miles. Just finished two-year restoration to as-original by 55-year Giulietta owners. Won large class at first concours attended, never a race car. $117,900. Contact Charley, 765.288.2524, Email: cgalfa@aol.com (IN) 1964 Maserati 3500 coupe S/N AR3041888. Giallo Pagaoda/Nero. 18,000 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Original 18k-mile car, that got a 7k mechanical freshening after awakening from long rest. Inside and outside very nice, one repaint (OG color), 100% rust-free, not your average overtired spider, but a neat and fresh-looking car. Comes with original books, keys, tools and owner’s card. Factory AM/FM radio. Located in Compton, CA. $28,000. Contact Robert, B.B.T.nv, Email: Bob@bbt4vw.com (BELGIUM) 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV coupe S/N 2684. Red/tan. 50,000 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Rare and unique Maserati with matching-numbers engine and 5-speed transmission. All brake components have been overhauled or replaced, excellent running engine is quiet, smoke- and leak-free. Fun to drive and great to look at. Injection removed, Webers in place. $210,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) 1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1750 spider S/N AR3023174. Red/tan. 51,190 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Bare-metal restoration project, 90% complete. Rebuilt engine, polished trim/bumpers, all the best parts. Needs misc. gaskets plus dash, headliner and misc. interior to complete. $35k invested, runs great. $27,500 OBO. Contact Charles, 404.822.6250, Email: crcote@mindspring.com (GA) 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB coupe S/N 12315012005301. Golden Brown/Parchment leather. 64,410 miles. I5, 3-spd automatic. A beautiful diesel example of M-B in Golden Brown (DB476). All original, meticulously maintained throughout its 34 years. One owner until 2014. Completely rust-free, all books and records and original toolkit. Becker Europa II stereo, power steering, brakes and windows. Ready to drive and enjoy. More information and photos available online. $18,500. Contact Robert, Memory Motors LLC, 414.852.8622, Email: bob@memory-motors.com Web: www.memorymotors.com (WI) 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible S/N WDBBA45A4DB028780. Dark blue/gray leather. 66,600 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Dark blue hard and soft tops, new wheels and tires, service records, warranty book and owner’s manual. Excellent condition. $11,750 OBO. Contact Rick, 732.890.0084, Email: RicksKlassics@aol.com Web: www.MemoriesDreams.com (NJ) 1985 BMW 635CSi M coupe S/N WDBEA66E8RC041186. Green/parchment. 120,000 miles. I6, 4-spd automatic. one of 595, hand built in Germany, second owner, runs and drives excellent, clean CarFax. $77,000 new, first convertible in 20 years, new tires, mass airflow sensor, roll-bar valve assembly, hot fun in the summertime, top-down luxury cruiser. $9,500 OBO. Contact James, Fire Power Unlimited USA, 315.853.3294, Email: chrishburgess@verizon.net (VT) 2001 BMW M3 coupe S/N WBSBL93491JR10916. Silver/gray & black. 18,120 miles. I6, 6-spd manual. Original miles. No accidents or repainted panels, no mods either. Always garaged. Bought at Fremont, CA, BMW. Original sticker, loaded, all records and new tires. Has never seen rain. Options: Premium Package, HID headlights with washers, HI-Fi Sound Harmon/ Kardon, etc... $28,900. Contact Hoss, 408.210.2599, Email: hoss968@gmail.com S/N WBAEE310601052229. Lapis Blue/navy blue. I6, 5-spd manual. Rare one of nine in this combination. January 2015 147 Red/cream leather. Matching numbers, 4.9-liter. Beautifully restored and meticulously maintained since. Bobilef serviced. Needs absolutely nothing. Contact Matt, deGarmo Ltd. Classic Motorcars, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@degarmoltd.com Web: www.degarmoltd.com (CT) S/N 57587. Red/tan. 60,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Outstanding late-production car. Rare and unique color with an immaculate, original interior. Very nice driving and suprisingly peppy. Great transmission, brakes and suspension. Overall an excellent 308. $57,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) Blue/tan. 80,000 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Supercool and incredibly comfortable to drive. I can’t get over how smooth and easy this car goes down the road. Tons of recent work on both large and small tasks to make the car one of the best. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS coupe S/N 34473. Black/red. 14,000 miles. H12, 5-spd manual. Excellent and extremely original car with low miles and spectacular books and tools. Runs and drives beautifully, nice original interior and dash upholstery. $285,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) 1985 Ferrari 308 GTSQV coupe S/N WP0JB0938KS050471. Black/black leather. 22,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Stunning and rare factory slant-nose. One of 60 built. Last year with the G50/50 5-speed gearbox. Only 22k original miles, numbers matching, original paint. Exceptional collector condition. Over 100 photos and full documented history available. Featured in Excellence Magazine. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel. com (CA) 1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 convertible S/N 1411662. Silver/black. 34,736 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. This is the “boattail” Duetto that the Alfa expert wants, a Euro-production 1750. It has so much low-end torque, great single-servo brakes and amazing looks. I have driven this car all summer and was blown away at how smooth and solid the car is. Great car. $39,500 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www. rpmvt.com (VT) 1970 Lamborghini Jarama coupe S/N 26443. Red/tan. 50,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. European dry-sump GTB. Incredibly beautiful, rare and unique car. Excellent paint and interior. $75,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www (VT) 1979 Ferrari 512 BB coupe


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1986 Ferrari Mondial 3.2 coupe and original window sticker included as well as all photos and documents of build and work performed. Only test miles have been put on this car since recent completion, odometer reads just over 11k miles. Magazine feature (due out soon). Serious inquiries only; no brokers, please. $1,250,000. Contact Kevin, 503.969.2734, Email: repokev@msn.com (OR) S/N 64531. Silver/tan. 51,000 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Hands-down the most usable Ferrari ever built. Solid, fast and comfortable. This is a great car, fully serviced. Books, tools and records included. Use the car every day, it feels like a group 4 rally car. Outstanding car, great colors, all set to go. $42,000 OBO. Contact Steve, RPM, 802.598.0385, Email: rpm@rpmvt.com Web: www.rpmvt.com (VT) 1990 Ferrari 348 ts targa 2002 Ferrari 575M coupe 1957 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 1963 Ford Thunderbird convertible S/N 128898. Titanium (medium silver)/black. 11,000 miles. V12, sequential. U.S. model with black Daytona seats, factory fender shields and fire extinguisher, ClearBra, custom center console w/cup holders, trickle charger. Tools, books, history. New belts in ‘12. Beautiful and clean. $89,995. Contact Jason, 303.938.9000, Email: jason.sritechnicalops@ gmail.com (CO) Swedish 1963 Volvo 544 coupe Red/red & tan. 4,624 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Documented miles. Purchased from family estate of original owner. Hundreds of Ferrari publications collected by the proud owner, with tools, jack, spare, original window sticker, and canceled checks used to purchase the car on March 8, 1991. Leather trim showing virtually no wear. Complete engine-out belt service completed July 31, 2014, at 4,618 miles. Current invoices totaling $12,000 show the car mechanically has been brought to Ferrari standards. Clean CarFax. Truly an original box-stock example. You must see to believe. $117,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1990 Ferrari Testarossa coupe Arctic Blue/cream. V8, 283/270hp, dual fours. Stunning numbers-matching classic. Born June 19, 1957, with delivery in South Dakota. Nut-and-bolt, severalthousand-hour, rotisserie-restoration in 2008 to exacting factory standards. Original factory color with cream convertible top makes this a reborn collector’s dream. Multi-level NCRS award winner: NCRS Local Top Flight award 99.4%, NCRS Regional Top Flight award 98.4%, NCRS Performance Verification, NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award 98.8%. Stunning in every respect. $127,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1958 Ford Ranchero pickup V8, automatic. Custom T-bird. Stock 390 drivetrain, extensive modifications, runs good. Has a top. $37,500 OBO. Contact William T, 609.980.1300, (NJ) 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie coupe White/blue. 88,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Fully restored Texas car. Rust-free, runs great, factory tach, radio, first year for 12-volt system, new brakes & lines, tank, shocks, etc. Records, owner’s manual, toolkit, jack. Drive it anywhere. $18,300 OBO. Contact Tom, 617.428.5762, Email: thomas.tate@ opco.com (MA) American 1932 Ford roadster Rosso Corsa/tan. 4,955 miles. H12, 5-spd manual. Documented miles on Ferrari¹s first exotic supercar. Delivered new July 26, 1990, by Classic Ferrari of Richardson, TX. Believed to be a two-owner car with engine-out belt service competed at 4,929 miles. A collector’s dream and a true “statement” Ferrari to add to any collection. Beautifully preserved... $127,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1992 Ferrari F40 coupe S/N 18163488. Cream & red/red. 1,400 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Professionally built (6,000 man hours), two tops, 383 stroker motor, 500-plus hp, 2008 AMBR Best Detail award. Many trick and custom-built billet parts. The ultimate Deuce roadster. $220,000. Contact Nat, 631.848.7674, Email: nlanza@fly-efi.com (NY) 1950 Ford Country Squire Woody wagon Red/black. 99,026 miles. Roman Red with white coves, new white soft top and black interior, equipped with 4-speed transmission, power brakes and wide white wall tires, nicely detailed black-plate California car with 99,026 miles, runs and drives great. $68,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, 310.657.9699, Email: sales@heritageclassics. com Web: www.heritageclassics.com/inventory/ detail/1187-chevrolet-corvette-roadster.html (CA) 1962 Pontiac Bonneville convertible S/N 67412F9A02408. Candyapple Red/black. 60,706 miles. V8, automatic. Factory red GT500 listed In the Shelby Registry and documented with ownership history and Marti Report. 428, 2x4bbl, automatic. Meticulous ground-up restoration. Black decor interior with Shelby roll bar, wood wheel, gauge package and fold-down seat. Magstar wheels with correct Goodyears. Restoration receipts and pictures. $139,900. Contact Mark, Memory Lane Motors, 425.228.2277, Email: memorylane@juno.com (WA) 1968 Shelby GT 350 convertible S/N C8KF118662. Merlot/Black. 0 miles. V8, 3-spd manual. EDCHERO? 1958 Ford Ranchero with 1958 Edsel front clip. Clean and straight with 352 V8, 3 speed transmission and dual exhaust. Priced to sell. Trades considered. $18,500 OBO. Contact Tom, 520.709.0424, Email: tomsnider5766@msn. com (AZ) 1961 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Rally Red/red & white. V8, 4-spd manual. 327/375hp, possibly highest award winning and most correctly restored 1965 Corvette coupe. Red carpets and dash. One of five known FI coupes in this color combo. Bloomington Gold certified 97%, NCRS Top Flight certified 97.7%, Triple Crown certified 99.9%, Gold Spinner Award. Meticulous restoration in 2005 to near-exact factory delivery specs and condition. Superb option set includes: F40 Suspension, closeratio 4-speed, lacquer paint, PW, PB, Teakwood telescoping wheel, Off Road exhaust, 3.70 rear end, five original factory knockoff wheels. Incredibly beautiful. $142,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback S/N ZFFMN34AXN0092296. Red/black. V8, 5-spd manual. Street-legal conversion. Much lighter than a U.S.-spec car. LM larger turbos at 15% (U.S.-spec were turned down), LM engine internals, Tubi Competition exhaust. Brand new clutch, new upgraded Brembo brakes, new upgraded suspension & new tires. New carbon-fiber rear bonnet, new carbonfiber front bonnet, custom fabricated Lexan LM door windows, LM split-lip rear carbon-fiber spoiler, carbon-fiber front splitter, new carbon-fiber doors, fresh paint. We did it right. No accidents, clean CarFax. Nothing was left untouched. All books, tools S/N BOCS164731. Maroon/beige. 63,000 miles. V8, manual. No rust, original interior, repainted, wood restored by Nick Alexander. Tires, suspension, engine, brakes, driveline rebuilt, bills available for everything. $68,500. 203.661.0526, Email: mike@ fiteng.com (CT) Victory Red/red, black & pewter. 6,800 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Modified 455, turbo 400 trans, 750 Holley DP CF, RPM Performer intake with ram air, engine run on dyno for break-in showed 429 hp, 510 lbs./ft. torque, heads and cam work by Butler Performance. 8-lug Kelsey Hayes wheels, black cloth electric top, custom interior. $38,000 OBO. Contact Ray, 208.322.3957, Email: recce1963@live.com Acapulco Blue/black. 89 miles. V8, automatic. Beautiful origina GT 350, matching numbers, runs great, a/c, PB, PS, white convertible top. New, a/c, interior, tires, exhaust. Beautiful car ready to roll. No stories, no rust, couple of slight blemishes, good, sound car. $100,000. Contact Jim, 561.379.9448, Email: Libertirules@gmail.com (FL) 148 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1969 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 1959 Lancia Dagrada Monoposto S/N 194679S701281. Daytona Yellow/black. 83,434 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. 350-ci V8, 350hp, 4-bbl, L46 code motor. Restored, matching-numbers car with power steering and power disc brakes. Rare convertible with factory a/c. No odor. Manufactured September 1968. $36,000. Contact Mark, CrossPointe Exotics LLC, 203.758.5180, Email: guastaferri@ hotmail.com (CT) 1970 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Red/black. I4, 4-spd manual. Selling three race cars. The other two are: 1948 Kurtis Midget with Ford V8 60 full race motor, transmission and clutch comes with period trailer. Winner of Rolex Award at Monterey 2010. 1956 Avia Streamliner. Aluminium and magnesium body. BMW powered, original and race motor. Concours condition. Period photos. Raced on three continents. Contact Mark, 415.987.1942, Email: captainmarco@cs.com (CA) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe S/N 19467OS410099. Monza Red/Saddle leather. V8, 4-spd manual. 350/350hp. 99% original. NCRS 2nd Flight Award. Needs restoration and frame repair. Windshield frame is perfect. Deluxe interior. Includes perfect hard top. Engine runs and mechanically in decent shape. $23,500. Contact Mark, Ridgetop Restorations, 715.385.3341, Email: daddy19581955@yahoo.com (WI) 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle convertible S/N 30837S107118. Riverside Red/red. 0 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. 1972 IMSA GTO Champion and FIA Daytona 6-Hour, 1973 Sebring 12-Hour. SVRA Medallion, 2002 Monterey, 1993 Bloomington Gold, 2013 Sebring Legends Honoree, 2014 Amelia “Spirit of Road Racing Award” recipient. Full restoration 1993. Unquestionable documentation. $275,000. Contact Phil, 352.378.4761, Email: fastphilcurrin@ cox.net (FL) Placer Gold/Saddle Brown. 112,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Malibu 350. Numbers matching, original owner. PS, PB, power top, bench/interior, TH350, 245-hp 2-bbl, new stainless dual exhaust, new timing chain, gaskets, fuel pump and tune-up. Includes original radio, hubcaps and original spare. $31,500 OBO. Contact David, AutoArcheologist.com, 860.398.1732, Email: E4WBrill@aol.com Web: www.autoarcheologist.com (CT) Race 1957 Silver Bomb 1964 Stapp Chevy sprint race car It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. Silver/V8, 4-spd manual. ”Silver Bomb,” Dean Batchler Lockheed engineer road-racing special built in 1955, 283 Chevy with triple deuces, documented road-racing history, period photos, featured in Vintage American Road Racing Cars 1950-1970, VSCCA logbook, ready to run. Motor Classic & Competition, 914.997.9133, Email: sales@motorclassiccorp. com (NY) Black/black. V8, Restored to 1965 #4 black/gold configuration. Raced USAC 1964–73, then URC 1974–80. Stapp “house car” 1964–66. Driven by five USAC Sprint Car National Champions and 12 drivers who competed in the Indy 500, four of whom (Jones, Rutherford, Andretti, Foyt) won the 500 a total of nine times. Drivers include Steve Stapp, Lloyd Ruby, Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford, Mario Andretti, Jud Larson, A.J. Foyt, Bud Tingelstad, George Snider, Ralph Liguori, Rollie Beale, Billy Vukovich, Pancho Carter and others. Bullet-proof documentation and provenance. Flawless restoration by Joe Fiore. Featured in May/June 2007 Vintage Motorsport magazine (seven pages) and HAMB Vintage Sprint Car thread pages 107 and 199. $85,000. Contact Larry, 520.455.9224, Email: larrypfitz@ gmail.com (AZ) www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad 150 Sports Car Market


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Dan Kruse Classics is a familyAuctions America. 877.906.2437. Formed in July 2010 as a subsidiary of RM Auctions, the Auctions America by RM team, led by collector car expert Donnie Gould, specializes in American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods, customs and vintage motorcycles. Consign With Confidence. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world, according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www. petersencollectorcars.com Rick Cole Auctions . Rick Cole Mecum Auction Company. Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 25 years, now offering more than 12,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on Velocity, Discovery Network. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine 70-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole.com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371. Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia With offices and auctions throughout North America and Europe, RM is the largest auction house globally that caters to collectors of high-end vintage automobiles. The RM team of car specialists is the largest in the world, offering services in a numbers of languages and decades of experience in buying, selling, racing, and restoring collector cars. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector AutoLeake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. 717.243.7855. 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) 152 Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. Forty-two years later, the auction company has sold over 35,000 cars and currently holds auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced two-lane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of two reality TV series — “Fast N’ Loud” on Discovery and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Sports Car Market mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele. com. (AZ) RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Appraisals The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high-energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See website for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. For over a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Automobilia vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General CAR ART, INC. www.CarArt.us We are your one-stop shop for the World’s Finest Automotive Art. Choose from 1,300 artworks of 130 marques by 80 renowned fine artists, car designers and photographers. “Whether your preference is European sports and racing cars, American muscle or pre-war classics, you’ll find what you’re looking for.” — SCM. Founded in 2002 by Peter Aylett after 25 years in car design with Ford, GM, Lotus, Mercedes, Mazda and Nissan. Contact Peter at info@carart.us or call 949-433-0500 (CA) Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) HoustonAutoAppraisers.com Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our website for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) 877.845.2368 We provide certified auto appraisals and property damage estimates on new/used cars & trucks, classic, collectible & special-interest autos, commercial vehicles and other vehicles. We specialize in diminishedvalue appraisals, total-loss appraisals, presumptive-value appraisals, prepurchase inspections, auto loan appraisals, mechanics lien/documentation support,and much more. (TX) Celebrate your ownership experi- ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532. 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. January 2015 Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Classic Assets Motor Sports CenVintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) 153 Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) LETTING GO! 847.774.4857. Use Joe’s 50+ years of experience for professional assistance in marketing your collector cars to get top dollar out of the marketplace. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) Luxury Brokers International. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) are buying or selling, give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Chubb Collector Car Insurance. Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Motor Classic & Competition. 914.997.9133. Since 1979, we have been racing, restoring, servicing, buying and selling high-quality sports, racing and GT cars. Motor Classic & Competition is where enthusiasts find their dream. We specialize in Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lotus, Aston Martin, Ford GT40, Cobras and all European sports and vintage racing cars. www.motorclassiccorp.com Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170. L.A. Paul Russell and Company. Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic-car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest-quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance The Stables Automotive Group. 480.699.3095. Arizona’s finest facility for automotive management and concierge services offers show car preparation, auction representation, storage and transportation. Single or multi-car collections are welcome in our climatecontrolled 20,000 sq. ft. facility located in Scottsdale’s Airpark, near January’s auction scene. Stop by and meet the owners, Steve and Chris, they’re on site every day. www.stablesgroup.com Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 154 Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812. We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collec- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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tor vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. English Cosdel International Transportation. Kevin Kay Restorations. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307. Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.CAROBU.com. Radcliffe Motor Company. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. restoration 760.758.6119. World class full service restoration facility. Creating show/show drivers, and driver restorations. Specializing in British, German and Italian classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship; knowledgeable staff; passionate on quality. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) 410.517.1681. The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exoticcar community, we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. We host the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, and you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. Finance European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel. com. (CA) Italian cludes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. German Import/Export Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle. Porsche of Bend. 800.842.1584. Located in Central Oregon since 1982, Porsche of Bend is the Northwest’s destination dealership for new and pre-owned Porsches. Formerly Carrera Motors, Porsche of Bend continues to proudly sell and service one of the most desired brand names in North America. www.bend.porschedealer.com (OR) 206.329.7070. Family owned and operated, Ferrari of Seattle is Washington State’s only Official Ferrari dealer. Named “Ferrari Top Dealer-World Champion 2013,” our customer service and knowledge of the Ferrari brand is second to none. 1401 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 www.ferrariofseattle.com dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We E-Type UK USA. An international specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 harry@etypeukusa.com www.etypeukusa.com J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 928 S4 Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com Leasing Premier Financial Services is the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. Ferrari Financial Services. Fourintune Garages Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which in- June 2014 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability 155


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to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Mercedes-Benz The SL Market Letter. 612.567.0234. NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Parts, Accessories & Car Care unavailable when the cars were new. www.quicksilverexhausts.com Apex Detail. 201.308.3839. Apex Detail provides bespoke paint correction and detail services to discerning individuals wishing to restore, preserve, protect and maintain their fine automotive, aerospace and marine investments. From a single automobile to large collections Apex Detail has the experience to make a difference. Specializing in ultra-exotic, luxury and classic cars Apex Detail offers a wide range of products and services. www.theapexdetail.com SpeedFurniture.com. 844-GO- SPEED. Racing-Inspired Furniture, Ergonomic Racing Office Chairs, Streamlined Automotive Desks, Bar sets, Lounge Chairs, Bookcases, Tables & Accessories! Experience the highest quality custom furniture available. Designed by award-winning Designer Henri Lenterman. Using cutting-edge European design and style. Offering Affordable Automotive Furniture backed by a Lifetime Guarantee. Manufactured using the highest-quality materials & components. Now available with custom embroidery! Email: SpeedFurniture@yahoo.com Website: www.SpeedFurniture.com Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever-popular pull-out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com Black Horse Garage. 203.330.9604. Established in 1991 by Frank Buonanno, who has spent two decades of his 49-year career specializing in Ferraris, Black Horse Garage is known primarily as a world-class restoration and engine rebuilding shop for V12 Ferraris. Services include routine maintenance, engine building, coach trim, coachwork, woodwork repair, full restoration, Storage, detailing and concourse preparation. Email: Info@ blackhorsegarage.com Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. LeMay—America’s Car Museum spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. The museum rests on a nine-acre campus featuring rotating galleries, a 3.5-acre show field, theater, café, banquet halls, racing simulators and slot car racing. ACM hosts annual events, concerts and even drive-in movies. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors/students/military and $8 for youth. ACM is free for members and kids 5 and younger. www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive AcGriot’s Garage —Car Care for the Perfectionist! Griot’s Garage celebrates over 22 years as your best source for a full line of quality car care products. We Make It. We Teach It. We Guarantee It. Call today for your free catalog or enjoy the easy-to-use website for fast, fun and easy ordering. Our number one goal is to ensure that you always...Have fun in your garage! 800.345.5789 • www.griotsgarage.com www.inmygarage.com. (WA) LeMay Family Collection Founda- tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world-class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust system for various reasons —durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. QuickSilver are the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is essential, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques 156 cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Bright Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November. BrightonMotorsports.com, 480-483-4682 or info@brightonmotorsports.com. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668.8622. 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423, We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645. With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car, enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) ropean classic cars. What sets us apart is our master craftsman, Roberto Donati, who learned to reshape contours, reconstruct panels, and recreate beauty while he was a young man in Italy. Under his father’s and grandfather’s mindful tutelage, Roberto dedicated his life to coachwork. More than the craft itself, Roberto saw and felt the passion with which his father toiled. He came to America to perfect his art, working at one of the most prestigious firms for more than a decade. Only those who live and feel that same passion, and possess the highest degree of skill, can reach his level of excellence. Only they can restore the essence of a classic machine. www.volanteclassics.com © FOLLOW SCM Volante Classics. 978.447.1669. At Volante Classics we rebuild notable Eu- Suixtil USA. 888.800.8870. The Hahn - Vorbach & Associates LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com U.S. distributor of Suixtil clothing. Suixtil, the brand preferred by racing legends of the 1950s and 1960s, encapsulates the spirit, passion and grit of the heroic early days of racing. From the iconic Juan Manuel Fangio to Sir Stirling Moss to Peter Collins, all the great drivers of the day wore the brand. Lost for decades, the original Suixtil line was re-discovered, researched and faithfully re-created in recent years, bringing back to life the spirit of daring, passion and camaraderie of that unforgettable era in motor sport racing. Shop online at www.SuixtilUSA.com, sales@suixtilusa.com. The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road, we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) High Mountain Classics. 970.532.2339. World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership January 2015 157 Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid


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Carl Bomstead eWatch It’s Easy to Get Chopped It’s worth your time — and money — to do a little research before placing a bid Thought Carl’s At their October 18, 2014 auction, Profiles in History sold the Captain America Panhead chopper that Peter Fonda made famous in “Easy Rider” for $1.35 million. It had been authenticated by Dan Haggerty, who restored it after Fonda crashed it at the end of the film. Two bikes were used in the movie, and the other was thought to have been parted out prior to the release of the film. All is well until a guy in Texas says he owns the authentic chopper and also has a certificate from Haggerty to prove it. Haggerty did admit he authenticated and sold two Captain America bikes and now says, “That was my mistake.” “There’s a big rat stinking someplace in this,” Fonda said. The sound you hear is the attorneys sharpening their pencils. Here are some interesting items, and a couple of them prompt a few questions: Courtesy of Autotoblog SHOWTIME AUCTION SERVICES. LOT 1188— REPUBLIC STAGGERED TREAD TIRE POSTER. Estimate: $15,000–$25,000. SOLD AT: $33,000, including 20% buyer’s premium. Date: 10/4/2014. This 20-inch-by-50inch poster is one of the most dramatic automotive advertising pieces — if not the most dramatic — produced. It is one of four or five known and was made by the American Lithograph Co. The last one offered a few years back sold for about what was paid here, so that’s pretty much the going rate for this incredible piece — if you can find one. CONVERTIBLE TIN TOY. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $10,740, including 19% buyer’s premium. Date: 10/13/2015. This is the finest of Japanese tin toys, and it was offered in red, black and light gray, with some coming with a deluxe, hand-painted grille — as was the case with this example. It was in very presentable but not mint condition, with two small cracks in the windshield and a few touch-ups. If it had the highly detailed box, the price would have been half again as much. The ultimate Japanese tin toy! EBAY #321547563415— EBAY #171414042600— SMITH HOUSE AUC- TION CO. LOT 334—ALPS PACKARD PATRICIAN LION NATURALUBE LICENSE PLATE TOPPER/ ATTACHMENT. Number of Bids: 38. SOLD AT: $416. Date: 8/15/2014. As the country got back on its feet after World War II, most oil companies advertised their products with tin license plate toppers or attachments. Today these are very collectible, but prices can be all over the board. This one was a bit pricey, as another in similar condition sold for a more realistic price of $250 after 16 bids. As the TV ad preaches, it pays to doublecheck. VINTAGE ART DECO MALE GYMNAST HOOD ORNAMENT. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $1,780. Date: 10/16/2014. Seller knew very little about this hood ornament but did add, a couple days before the end of the auction, that is was for a 1930–31 Packard and was called “Slouching Boy.” Well, close. It’s actually called “Sliding Boy” or “Adonis” and was also used in 1929 and 1932 with slight variations. Regardless of the vague description, the seller received fair value, so I guess it’s better to be lucky than accurate. 7/31/2014. This colorful and unusual Ferrari sign was not in the best of condition, with edge wear and numerous chips. It measured 24 inches by 15 inches and was curved rather than flat. It received a lot of attention with 50 bids, and it sold for a reasonable price. Two months later, the same seller sold another, in slightly better condition, for $561 after 19 bids. Seller stated that the age was unknown after calling it old in the description. Kind of makes you wonder. EBAY #311043625077— EBAY #251597964772— VINTAGE FERRAI PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 50. SOLD AT: $921. Date: SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 158 1935 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A SALES BROCHURE. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $635. Date: 7/18/2014. This original four-page sales brochure was in French and was stated to be in excellent condition. Seller did not bother to provide any pictures other than of the cover. I have to think a more detailed description would have at least doubled the money considering the lofty standing that 8C 2900s have in the car world. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market