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280 COLLECTOR CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS • BUYING AN INTERNET CAR UNSEEN SKeith Martin's p e Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends orts Car Monterey $79m RECORD SALES Complete Coverage _F1 r Prototype Goes For pJrn FILED: iri Ferrari NART Spyder Shelby GT350 0 r - Do you want FAST or AUTHENTIC? Ca, November 2005 $6.00US $8.00CAN 11> 09281 6


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THE PEBBLE BEACH AUCTION PRESENTED BY GOODING fl COMPANY SETTING NEW STANDARDS AND WORLD RECORD PRICES 1967 FERRARI 275 GTS NART SOLD - $3960000 Ars% 71••• _ . GOODIN 8c COMPANY 1954 PORSCHE 550 SOLD - $1,0347000 4 1934 PACKARD TWELVE DIETRICH SPORT SEDAN SOLD - $962,500 Please contact us if you are considering buying or selling a high quality automobile. GOODING (1 COMPANY  www.goodingco.com  DAVID GOODING TEL: (310) 899-1960  TEL: (802) 362-4719  1528 6TH STREET SUITE 120 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 FAX: (310) 899-0930  DAVID BROWNELL: EASTERN U.S. REPRESENTATIVE E-MAIL: dbrownell@goodingco.com  E-MAIL: david@goodingco.com Goodong Compeny Inc C.. Number 60836


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BENTLEY Gamej LIP" MOTOR 1R COMPANY www.symbolicmotors.com SYMBOLIC I Symbolic Motor Car Company is one of the world's premier dealers of rare an collectible racing and touring automobiles. Its highly trained staff has the experience to help you choose the car that best suits your need Please visit our website for a list of current inventory. Currently available: • 1951 Ferrari 340 America Full restoration. Matching numbers. s/n: 0138/AM • 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Eligibible for Ferrari/Shell historic series. s/n: 1489G • 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Recent, Fully documented restoration. s/n: 6303 • 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona Spyder" 2900 Original miles. Very nice example. s/n: 17013 • 1980 Lotu/81 F-1 Ex. Andretti/kt'.Anoelis car. s/n: EL 81/3 • 1957 Mercedes 300SC Cabriolet ,tte Fully restored. Concours ready." • 1957 Mercedes 300SL Recent Full restoration. Near to te-ct cot i • 196tMercedes 3 1 lt; ldtii Ot • IC to atio  100LIZttt31.; tt9YZ Nissan 30t.ITY, C;TP Hqt.t- sititties pa-1,4Q iitettkiiitt:titt. sin: VO-Ot:t • 1Y73  2.7RS sot:I:OIL:Atolls, silt: Y11 RAI 03Zitt • '1907 Thelbv G1 -500 Fastback CA Wad, plaU ti, 4Z7  ittu • 1909 Shelby C41;00 Fast vack t-Iatw 110 Cdalici Sport tit Ili; nott bos 'st.74A  • • tu cctzttly Uittcct. 3.S-1itet - Cot:worth , . out .17ott Lnokt st/ it:10'10V; . 4 47-1 * Avt! f.t1


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S Keith Martin's t C The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends November 2005 . Volume 17 . Number 11 D Ford GT40 COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 38 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 Alloy NART Spyder Thomas Crown Ferrari is the top Monterey sale at $3.96m. Steve Ahlgrim 42 1976 Triumph TR6 The new market-correct price for a TR6: $1 7k. Mark Jones 46 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C SS Cabriolet 105 horses, and it needs every one of them. Donald Osborne 48 1962 Maserati 3500 GT $37k for a beater, has the world gone nuts? Donald Osborne 50 Speedster Six-Pack: Instant Collection A gaggle of Speedsters doesn't get the $3m needed. Steve Serio 54 1965 Shelby GT 350 Joining the "two-digit" S/N club now costs $325k. Colin Corner 56 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype $2.5 million was a large check to write for a 1969-spec club racer. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: RM Auctions 280 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 64 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA Sunday night's $22m sale nearly doubles last year's effort. Dave Kinney 78 Christie's, Monterey, CA Jet setters spend $9.5m to kick off the weekend. Dave Kinney 90 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA Once again, RM runs the table, with $31m in sales. Carl Bomstead 102 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA Oddball Cobra Daytona highlights a $10.7m night. Jeff Clinard and Trevor Clinard 110 Bonhams & Bufferfields, Carmel, CA Quail crowd spends just $4.5m, surely below expectations. Donald Osborne 11 8 Kruse International, Seaside, CA 2003 Enzo tops the list, but just $1.6m hammered sold. Jeff Clinard and Trevor Clinard 122 eBay Motors Pricey projects abound in the electronic ether. Geoff Archer


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Bonham17 E:t BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS Et APPRAISERS A. Sale of Fine Autornobilia and Toys Thursday October 6 The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA Final call for consignments Preview and Auction Thursday October 6 Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce a sale of fine automobilia and toys at the historic Hotel Hershey . To consign your property, please contact one of the following specialists or consultants: Mark Osborne +1 (415) 391 4000 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly +1(415) 503 3285 andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Toby Wilson +44 (0) 20 7313 3147 toby.wilson@bonhams.com Illustrated Catalog $35 plus S&H Pictured William Butterfield Ill collection of fine pre-war car brochures Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1(415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax www.bonhams.com/us 0 2005. Bonhams & Butterftelds Auctioneers Corp All rights reserved PA Ucense No AU004079


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This rainbow Rolls was formerly the property of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Clearly, the marriage of a rainbow trout paint job and a Roller didn't hook any buyers, —Dove Kinney's report on Chrishe's begins on p. 89 COLUMNS 12 Shifting Gears Keith Marlin 14 Crossing The Block Stefan Lombard 16 The Inside Line Kristen Hall-Geisler 26 Affordable Classic: 1972-1975 Jensen-Healey Rob Sass 28 Legal Files: The Ford GT, the Contract, and the Law Suit John Draneas 30 Collecting Thoughts: Buying a Car Online—Sight-Unseen Jim Haynes 40 Sheehan Speaks: An $8,000 Estimate Turned Into a $15,000 Bill Michael Sheehan 44 English Patient: Seven Ways to Improve Your British Car Gary Anderson 52 Porsche Gesprach: Collectible Porsches Under $20,000 Jim Schrager 126 Motobilia: Charles Schalebaum Collection Carl Bomstead 127 Bike Buys: 1979-1986 Ducati Pantah Paul Duchene 138 eWatch: Bill Vukovich Indy 500 Trophy Sells for a Bargain $41,717 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 8( DEPARTMENTS Collecting Thoughts 14 Auction Calendar 18 You Write, We Read 22 America by FIAT, Chapter 17: Los Angeles to Monterey 24 Neat Stuff 27 20 Year Picture 32 Meadow Brook 34 Le Belle Macchine d'Italia 36 The Designer's Garage: Daniel Sims' 1957 Chevy 150 58 SCM on the Monterey Peninsula 94 Glovebox Notes - 2006 Honda Ridgeline, 2006 Volvo V50 15 AWD 123 Fresh Meat - 2006 Dodge Charger, 2006 Porsche Cayman S. 2006 Dodge Viper 124 Price Guide - German and Etceterini 128 Mystery Photo 129 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 20 Display Advertisers Index 130 Showcase Gallery 132 Resource Directory


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Bonham17 The Ferrari Sale P. ) 12e0 Hotel Gstaact 17 December 2005 We are now accepting entries for Europe's most exclusive sale of historic Ferrari Motor Cars and Automobilia Imagine the setting: the warm and elegant oak paneled ballroom of one of the world's great fairytale hotels, perched atop the snow capped Alps, where thirty gleaming thoroughbreds await the Ferrari collecting elite. Bonhams annual Ferrari sale in Gstaad is indeed unique. Entrust us with the task of finding a worthy new home for your pride and joy, and you will have at your disposal specialist motor car experience and worldwide contacts which are unrivalled. Our passion for Ferrari and track record speak for themselves. For further information please contact Simon Kidston or Matthieu Lamoure in our Geneva office: +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax simon.kidston@bonhams.com matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com Illustrated: 1958 Ferrari 250GT Tour de France berhnetta. Estimate on request London • New York • Paris. San Francisco Los Angeles. Sydney. Geneva Bonhams 7 Av.Pictet-de-Rochemont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0)22 300 3160 +41 (0)22 300 3035 (fax) www.bonhams.com


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Something Old, Something New onterey is the focus of this issue, with over 200 cars described in detail by our crack team of analysts. If you were there, you saw them going from car to car, diligently noting details like panel fit, paint quality and interior condition. The team this year was made up of Dave Kinney, Donald Osborne, Carl Bomstead, Nathan York, and Trevor and Jeff Clinard. You already know the weekend was a collector car love fest, with $79m in Benjamins making the journey from one wallet to another during the five days of sales. The auction companies nicked their little piece of booty from the proceeds, which is what keeps those catalogs coming. The most-often asked question of the weekend was, "Are we on the bubble?" The simple answer, to use one of the favorite phrases of our legal expert John Draneas, is, "Yes and no." We at SCM have long maintained that the blue-chip collectibles will continue to rise. Cars that embody historical significance, beauty, rarity and performance, like the Ferrari SWB, the Mercedes Gullwing and the Maserati 5000 GT, are fixed in Woodard bids farewell to his trirsucker He took the car to his winter home in St. George, UT, and made a nearcareer out of sourcing and installing all the various little bits a car can need when it is nearing 30 years of age, including front hood struts, rear shocks and the like. We agreed on a price of $12,000. SCMcontributor Steve Serio remarked that while this was full retail for a car with this many miles, you could easily pay more than this and get a car with a lot of needs. As with many highvolume sports cars (35,607 SCs were built) the market price is all about condition and deferred maintenance. Woodard is a meticulous owner, so I figured he had already done all the little stuff that can drive you crazy. I'll find out if! was right. SOLSTICE An American sports car for the 21st century numbers, yet being sought after by a growing number of sophisticated, wealthy collectors. So invest at will in the honored models of honored marques. On the other hand, garden-variety muscle cars, especially relatively unattractive full-sized sedans like Dodge Coronets or late-model Chargers, along with all types of clones, are starting to soften. If you're late to the muscle car party, our advice is to buy something like a '67-'69 Camaro in excellent condition, with a matching numbers V8 drivetrain, and enjoy the ride. You'll have $30,000-$40,000 tied up, and you'll be able to get your money back without breaking a sweat. But if you pay $100,000 for a made-up, fakey-doo Hemi 'Cuda convertible, you should be prepared to own the car for a long time, whether you want to or not. THE SCM SC It's funny how a short list can get just a bit longer when the right car comes along. A few issues back, I mentioned that I thought a 1965-68 SWB 911 should be a part of the SCM collection. Despite our Porsche expert Jim Schrager's protestations, I wasn't about to consider any other offering from Stuttgart. 356s were just too vintage, and later Porsches, such as the 1978-83 SC, were far too modern. Give me a car with an anemic 2.0-liter engine and a twitchy chassis any day, I proclaimed. That is, until good friend Bill Woodard pulled up at the SCM world headquarters in his Guard's Red 1978 SC sunroof coupe. And worse, told me it was for sale. Woodard and I have owned a variety of cars together over the years, from a Lancia Flaminia Zagato to a Healey 3000. But he had kept the Porsche all to himself. He found it in Vancouver, WA, last year, letting the allure of its shiny original paint overcome his trepidation about the 177,000 miles on the odometer. 12  4 that GM Vice President and long-time SCMer, Bob Lutz, has long wanted to build a nimble, well-balanced four-cylinder sports car, in the mold of the first BMW Z3s. It's also no secret that many of the new GM products, like the G6 and GTO, while technically competent, hardly I recently spent a day behind the wheel of a thoroughly modern car, the Pontiac Solstice. It's no secret have styling that gets your pulse pounding. The Solstice succeeds in nearly every way. First of all, with a starting price of $19,995 and a fully-loaded sticker in the $26,000 range, the Solstice represents that most American of automotive virtues, lots of car for the dollar. It's sized right as well, looking and feeling much larger than a Miata. While no one will ever accuse the car of being over-powered, neither is it lacking. Getting to speed and keeping it there through traffic and along winding roads requires frequent use of the gearbox—a good thing, as the shift linkage is easily the best on any American car I have driven. While the gearing of the "fuel-mileage" fifth gear is unfortunately a big jump from fourth, the lower gears are nicely spaced. Perhaps the biggest contributors to the superior handling of the car are its generously sized 245/45R tires on flashy 18" rims. Not only do they give the car a thoroughly modern look, they provide a contact patch that was essentially impossible to break—and I tried, at triple digit speeds. I have a few niggling complaints, chief among them just how messy the engine bay looks. I'd like to take all the GM powerplant designers and have them spend a day looking under the hoods (or through the rear decks) of a selection of new and vintage Ferraris, including an Enzo, a Modena 360, a TdF and even a lowly 250 GTE. For some reason, Americans just go into ugly wire hell when it comes to engine bays. Even exotics like the Ford GT, festooned with bar code stickers that look like they belong on a Wal-Mart close-out table, aren't immune. Can making the mechanical heart of the car have some visual sizzle really be that difficult? For the price the Solstice is, all in all, the best two-seat sports car ever produced in America. We're planning on having one here for a six-month test, along with a new Miata, and will be putting them into service alongside the members of the SCM vintage fleet. We look forward to sharing our discoveries with you.• Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Preview Premier Classic Car Auctions—New Mexico Classic Where: Albuquerque, NM When: October 7-8 Web: premierclassiccars.com What to expect: 1967 Pontiac GTO, fully restored with matching numbers, 400 hp, pw, ps, pb, a/c; 1963 Ford Galaxie, an "R code" car with factory build sheet; 1958 Chevrolet Corvette roadster Mecum - 10th Annual Fall Premier Where: Branson, MO When: October 14-16 Web: bransonauction.com What to expect: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T, fully restored and numbers matching; 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convert- Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: stefan@sportscarmarket.com Oregon — Oct. 1 SILVER — Portland England — Oct. 3 H&H — London Pennsylvania — Oct. 6-8 KRUSE — Hershey Pennsylvania — Oct. 7 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Hershey Mississippi — Oct. 7-8 KRUSE — Biloxi New Mexico — Oct. 7-8 PREMIER — Albuquerque England — Oct. 12 BRIGHTNVELLS — Herefordshire Illinois — Oct. 14-15 MECUM — St. Charles Missouri — Oct. 14-16 COX — Branson Tennessee — Oct. 15 KRUSE - England — BONHAMS - Ontario — Monteogle Oct. 16 Oct. 21 - RM — Mississauga Kentucky — Oct. 22 ICA — Louisville Australia — SHANNONS - England — BARONS - Nevada — KRUSE - Oct. 23 Sydney Oct. 24 - Surrey Las Vegas 14  25 Oct. 28-29 The Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland is home to Bonhams 'December sale Staffordshire 23 England — Nov.4 BONHAMS — London Indiana — Nov. 4-6 KRUSE — Auburn South Carolina — Nov. 5 POTTS — Hilton Head Island Washington — Nov. 5 SILVER — Spokane California — Nov. 12 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Los Angeles Arizona — SILVER - Texas — Nov. 1213 Fort McDowell Nov. 18.20 KRUSE — Dallas California — Nov. 19- H&H — 20 MCCORMICK — Palm Springs England — Nov. 22.23 Buxton Arizona — ICA - Texas — ICA - Nov. 25 Gilbert Nov. 25 Houston Where: Ft. McDowell, AZ When: November 12-13 Web: silverauctions.com What to expect: 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline 2-door sedanette, with 31,643 original miles• Sports for Market Missouri — MECUM - Dec. 2 - Oklahoma — PREMIER - Eng land — 4 Kansas City Dec. 3- 4 Oklahoma City Dec. 5 BUN HAMS — London England — Dec. 5-6 BARONS — Surrey England — Dec. 6 CHRISTIE'S — London Texas — Dec. 9-11 (RUSE — Houston Switzerland — Dec. 17 BONHAMS — Gstaad Florida — Jan. 6-8 KRUSE — Ft. Lauderdale Nevada — Jan. 12 MIDAMERICA — Las Vegas Arizona — Jan. 1422 BARRET-JACKSON — Scottsdale Arizona — Jan. 19-21 RUSSO AND STEELE — Scottsdale Arizona — Jan. 20 RM — Phoenix Arizona — Jan. 26KRUSE — Scottsdale 29 Where: Hilton Head, SC When: November 5 Web: pottsauction.com What to expect: 1968 Super Stock Hemi 'Cuda, driven to several NHRA victories by Arlen Vanke; 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Silver Auctions — Arizona in the Fall Potts Collector Car Auction Where: Sydney, AUS When: October 23 Web: shannons.com.au What to expect: 1966 Jaguar XKE fixed head coupe; 1958 Jaguar XK 150 DHC; 1925 Rolls-Royce 20/25 hp "Swept Tail" coupe Where: St. Charles, IL When: October 14-15 Web: mecumauction.com What to expect: 1970 Plymouth Road Rtumz.T Superbird 440 Six Pack; 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A; 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS with a 502-ci V8 Cox — The Branson Collector Car Auction Where: Monteagle, TN When: October 15 Web: kruse.com What to expect: 1937 Packard 1508 Touring sedan, meticulously restored and one of three known to exist; 1931 Chevrolet Independence Model AE 2-door roadster, owned by one family since new and well maintained; 1936 Chevrolet Six 4-door pha- Where: Staffordshire, UK When: October 16 Web: bonhams.com What to expect: Motorcycles from the Eric Houseley collection, including a 1928 McEvoy, powered by JAP's legendary KTOR 1,000-cc racing V-twin; 1927 MS 350-cc "Big Port"; two Vincent Series-A racing specials Shannons—Australian International Motor Show Auction ible, with only 300 miles since restoration; 1970 Plymouth Superbird Kruse International— Bobby Wiggins Collection 'MU eton, one of only five built in this rare body style Bonhams—The Classic Motorcycle Mechanic's Show


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©2004 Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. A DairrilerChrysier Company, Brand Event Marketing. If You Don't Put It in Your Garage, It Might Wind Up in a Museum. The vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicles offered for sale by the Classic Center in Fellbach, Germany, are among the finest you'll find anywhere. They range from lovingly maintained daily drivers to frame-off restorations done by factory-trained craftsmen using authentic build sheets and genuine Mercedes-Benz parts. And while it's true that many of these cars are worthy of being displayed in museums, they'd be much happier if they found new homes in the garages of individual enthusiasts. We have a hunch you feel the same way. To review the superb vehicles currently available, and to find out how you can purchase one, please call us at 866-MBCLASSIC (622-5277). Passion. Unlike any other. Mercedes-Benz


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The Inside Line News • Glenn Mounger has announced that he is stepping down after seven years as Co-Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He plans to continue guiding the Concours selection committee through the interim, and will act as an advisor to the Concours in the coming years. He also hopes to participate increasingly in other car hobby events throughout the world. (CA) • The Petersen Automotive Museum has acquired an alloriginal 1952 Ferrari 212/225 Barchetta with coachwork by Touring Superleggera. The black Ferrari, originally a gift from Enzo Ferrari to Henry Ford II, recently won Best of Show at the Meadow Brook Concorso d'Italia event. 323.930.2277, www.petersen.org. (CA) • RealWheels Accessories unveiled the Ulitmate Race Rescue Vehicle at the SEMA show in Las Vegas earlier this year. "It's our tribute to the dedicated rescue teams who are keeping the sport of racing as safe as possible," said RealWheels VP Than Dolphin. The vehicle was scheduled at press time to be auctioned at Rand/Workman's New York City Fine Motor Auction in September. 800.982.1180, www.realwheels.com . (NY) SCM Happenings •scm on the Inside at Christie's offers a look into the planning and execution of a world-class collector car auction on October 27 exclusively for SCM Gold members. Editor Martin will be in attendance. Christie's Specialist Christopher Sanger will reveal how they find the cars, set the estimates, determine the order of sale, and promote the auction. Attendance is strictly limited; contact Donald Osborne at dosbome@sportscarmarket .com to reserve your space. To upgrade to Gold membership, contact scmgold@sportscarmarket.com . (NY) Mounger with Co-Chairman Sandra Kaskv and Chairman Emeritus Jules Heumann • Continental AutoSports has moved to a new facility in Hinsdale, IL, equipped with a café, boutique, and literature corner, as well as a vaultedceiling showroom for Ferrari and Maserati models. The new lower gallery has the capacity to showcase an additional 25 exotic vehicles. 888.459.2707, www.continentalautosports.com. (10 Events • The Mid America Motorworks "Get Your Winter Project Parts" Swapfest will be held October 15 in Effingham, IL, on the grounds of the company campus. Admission is free, and all vendors will be selling exclusively Corvette, Porsche, • SCM Auction Analyst Dave Kinney has made arrangements for 25 SCMers to visit the Tucker Museum in Alexandria, VA, for a free museum tour, which includes three of the less than 50 remaining Tuckers in the world. This is scheduled for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26. Everyone is encouraged to bring a camera and expect to spend at least two hours on site. This is a private museum, and you will be the guests of David Cammack, the owner. All responses should be via e-mail, first come, first serve, at usappraisal@aol.com . (VA) or Volkswagon parts and accessories. 800.500.1500, www.mamotorworks.com. (IL) • The first Le Mans Classic Japan will be held October 28-30 at the Mine circuit, a 3,331-km course on the point of Honshu island. Cars that raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1923 and 1979 are eligible, with priority given to those that actually took part in the event. The event will reproduce all the activities and the spirit of the Le Mans Classic, including French entertainment and dining. +33.1.42.59.73.40, www.lemansclassic.com . (JA) • The Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance will start a day earlier this year with Vintage Track Day at Roebling Road Raceway on November 3. Enthusiasts will have the chance to ride with professional drivers at the new event, and view demonstrations of race cars riding hot laps around the 2.02-mile track. You can even have your picture taken in a vintage race car. 843.785.7469, www.hhiconcours.com. (SC) Potlatch winner Andy Menapce • In the August issue of SCM, we announced our sponsorship of an Alfa giveaway at the Alfa Potlatch National Convention in Seattle. The 1976 Spider was won by Andy Menapace of Mississippi, who planned on picking the car up in Seattle this fall and driving it back home. "I was stunned, absolutely stunned," said the happy new owner. All proceeds from the raffle benefited the Adam and Julie Edwards Foundation at the Seattle Children's Hospital. (WA) • The Ford Thunderbird will be honored on its 50th anniversary at the Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance, November 5-6. The event will also feature the Packard as its honorary marque, and racer Bobby Rahal will serve as honorary chairman. Opening day will have a '50s theme, while on Sunday 140 entries will compete for Best of Show and People's Choice. 843.785.7469, www.hhiconcours.com. (SC) • French and Italian cars, motorcycles, and scooters are invited to attend the Best of France and Italy Car Show and Swap Meet taking place November 5. The non-judged gathering will be held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA. 626.797.4221, www.franceanditaly.com . (CA). CSRG Charity Challenge - Oct. 14-16 csrgracing.org (CA) Mid-America Motorworks Swapfest - Oct. 15 mamotorworks com (11.) Mountain Mille - Oct. 16-21 vintogerolliesam (WV) Le Mans Classic Japan - Oct. 28-30 lemans.org (JP) SEMA Show Las Vegas - Nov. 1-4 semashow.com (NV) Vintage Track Day at Roebling Road Raceway - Nov. 3 hhKoncours.com (SC) Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance - Nov. 3-6 hhiconcours.com (SC) Best of France and Italy - Nov. 5 franceanditaly.com (CA) 16  Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarketcom WHERE IS THE MUSCLE CAR COVERAGE? Dear SCM: I understand that you can only fit about 250 auction reports in an issue, and I understand that the history of SCM comes from small foreign sports cars, but now that you are the premier magazine reporting on all collector car auctions, you need to mirror the interests of your subscriber base, not the eclectic collectors. As an example, in your September 2005 issue, you report on the Mecum Belvidere auction (p. 96), one of the premier muscle car auctions and "major market barometers," in your words. Yet out of 773 cars, you did not feature one GTO, and if you add together all the Corvettes, Camaros, Chevelles, Mustangs, Shelbys and GTOs you reported, it comes out to less than the number of Lancias you reported from a single Monaco auction in the same issue. Yes, an occasional oddity like a Lancia Aurelia is interesting, but not when it causes under-reporting on cars more important to your average collector and subscriber. I think you need to poll a statistically significant sample of your subscribers and collectors and see what cars are important to them, and use that to determine what gets auction report coverage. If your poll says I'm wrong, and you're right, then I'll live with the results.—Pete Wilzbach, Kiawah Island, SC JUST COVER THOSE SPORTY CARS Dear SCM: After perusing the September issue, it occurred to me how far you have strayed from the supposed subject lately. So I did a count. Of the 255 cars "rated" I found about 5% to be true sports cars; perhaps as much as 10% if you count sport coupes. Perhaps I am out of touch with current lingo, but after 25+ years dealing in sports cars, I thought I knew what qualifies and what doesn't. Here are a few examples of what I thought I knew: Ferraris and their ilk are not sports cars, they are exotic cars. Matra Formula 1 cars are not sports cars, they are race cars. Other race cars are not sports 18 Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher General Manager Art Director KEITH MARTIN DAVID SLAMA KIRSTEN ONODAY Editorial Manager Senior Copy Editor Auction Editor Copy Editor KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER JEFF SABATINI STEFAN LOMBARD BILL NEILL Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY Auction Analysts RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON DANIEL GRUNWALD Contributing Editors You covered more Lancias than muscle cars in the September issue. cars, they are race cars. Oldsmobile model Bs are not sports cars, they are antique or brass-era cars—take your pick. Batman's motorcycle is not a sports car, it is a motorcycle. Ford Explorers are not sports cars, they are trucks. 2CVs are not sports cars, they are novelties. Rolls-Royce Phantom us are not sports cars, they are classics. The Flintmobile is not a sports car. As I recall, Barney had a sports car (and I suspect Fred was always a bit jealous). AMC Pacers are not sports cars, they are cars bought and sold for profit by people who decree "There are no more collector cars—unless you want to buy this one." And finally—muscle cars are not sports cars! I think you get my point. Although I've had about enough of cars that are irrelevant to me, my girlfriend still reads it cover to cover, so keep it coming.—Greg "Lunker" Hilyer, Albuquerque, NM Greg, as SCM has developed, we continue to cover a broader and broader array of cars. We will never become a muscle or brass car magazine, just as we will never exile American iron, or motorcycles, or even boats on occasion from our pages. Your letter and that of Pete 's above demonstrate the breadth of interest of the SCM readers, and we will continue to do our best in trying to have at least a little of something fbr everyone.—ED. WE'RE A FRIENDLY BUNCH Dear SCM: I would like to comment on Steve Serio's article on the Copperstate 1000 (August 2005, p.32). I work for Boeing, and we were having a three-day software design review at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore Resort. Finishing my second year as an SCMer, I was aware the Biltmore was the venue for RM Auctions 'January event. As my rental car was being brought around one evening, I asked the valet if he had been at the Biltmore during the auction a couple months earlier. He said it is always one of the craziest times at the hotel each year and mentioned there are supposed to be "some Cobras and Ferraris here tomorrow." I tipped him, thanked him, and thought he must be mistaken. I didn't think anything more about it. Well, later the next day as I was checking e-mail in my room, which happened to overlook the main parking lot, the first rumble was heard. I knew something was up, so I decided to take a break and go see what made that lovely sound. The valet was correct, and they just kept coming. Ferraris, Corvettes, Alfas, a Bugatti, a Rolls, a Bentley, and on and on. I was so excited I was shaking. Not being able to contain myself I had to talk to someone, anyone, I knew who STEVE AHLGRIM GARY ANDERSON CARL BOMSTEAD JOHN DRANEAS PAUL DUCHENE DONALD OSBORNE JIM SCHRAGER MICHAEL SHEEHAN THOR THORSON Contributors KATHY KARAPONDO RAYMOND MILO MAR1T ANNE PETERSON ROB SASS STEVE SERIO Manager Internet Specialist Financial Manager Strategic Planner ADVERTISING Advertising Coordinator KRISTEN MIRA 877.219.2605 ext. 204 scmadvert@sportscannarket.com Senior Sales Manager TAD DINSMORE 503.261.0555 ext. 213 tad@sportscarmarket.com Advertising Sales CINDY MEITLE 877.219.2605, ext. 262 cmeitle@sportscarmarket.com Branding and Events DONALD OSBORNE 877.219.2605, ext. 258 dosbome@sportscarmarket.com SUBSCRIPTIONS New  800.289.2819 Current 877.219.2605, ext. 204 service@sportscarmarket.com fax 503.253.2234 www.sportscarmarketcom CORRESPONDENCE General P.O. Box 16130 Portland, OR 97292 FedEx/DHL/UPS 8236 SE Ash St., Portland, OR 97216 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, intetpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue E , 2005 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange. dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. PRINTED IN USA JASON GLASPEY MATT KING NIKKI NALUM BILL WOODARD


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to race it in Europe. Some argued that ccs are ccs and that a 500-cc rotary should compete against a 500-cc four-stroke piston engine, or a ratio of 1:1. Others argued that the rotary was like a two-stroke piston engine and it should be raced against four-stroke piston engines twice its size, or a ratio of 2:1. The real engineering equivalency probably lies somewhere in the middle. This involves an examination of volumetric function as in cfm per combustion cycle. That is roughly 1.5:1, and the 588-cc Norton would be roughly equivalent to a 900-cc four-stroke piston engine. They just kept coming. Ferraris, Corvettes, Alfas, a Bugatti, a Rolls, a Bentley, and on and on. loved cars. So cell phone calls to my brother and other automotiveminded colleagues ensued regaling them with the incredible cars that where streaming in. After I was confident that I was the envy of my buddies, I started walking through the holding area. I talked to many of the participants and each and every one, though they were visibly tired from the rally, was friendly and answered my questions. For a couple of hours, I wasn't the struggling middle manager who had sold his 1967 Firebird 400 to make room for the SUV. I was talking, laughing and learning with a group of folks whose cars are worth more than my house (some several times over). So the list of SCM participants in the rally was at least one shy. I'd like to think I represented all us SCMers who share the passion, just not the pocketbook, of some of the more well-heeled dreamcar owners.—Tom Kozar, Owens Cross Roads, AL THIS IS NOT A TEST Dear SCM: Okay, I am a Porsche guy, but I am trying to learn about Ferraris. At the bottom of the first page of Michael Sheehan's excellent article about the "Five Best Ferraris over $1,000,000," (September 2005, p.38) the captions below the two photographs were a test to see if I was paying attention, right? Or November 2005  did Ralph Lauren actually have it wrong at his sensational exhibit in Boston?—Philip Ewald Houston, IX Philip, you are correct. The captions for the 250 Testa Rossa and 250 GTO at the bottom oldie page were flipped.—ED. A ROTARY FAN Dear SCM: As a collector of motorcycles and cars, I thoroughly enjoy your magazine. It is very informative and you have an allstar lineup of authors and editors. I really appreciate your section entitled "Bike Buys." Paul Duchene has given so much to our hobby. The Norton Fl Rotary has a fascinating history and the article was excellent. I would just like to add one correction and a few supporting comments. First, my one small correction. Mr. Duchene states that the rotary's lineage traces back to Felix Wankel's NSU Ro80 of 1967. He is right in that the manufacturer was NSU, but the first production car to have a rotary was the 1965-67 NSU Wankel Sport Spider. The prototype was built in 1964. Over 2,500 were made. The Wankel Sport Spider has a 500-cc single-rotor rotary. The body was designed by Bertone. Interestingly, the debate about engine displacement equivalencies between a rotary and a reciprocating piston engine began with the Wankel Sport Spider as folks began I am not a rotary zealot, but when you fully understand how much Mr. Wankel and Mazda engineering sacrificed to make the rotary work, it does create a warmth in one's heart for the little underdogs. They swam against the tide of conventional wisdom. When you realize how much they and others like Suzuki (yes, I have an RE5) and Norton invested to make the rotary work, then you may develop the opinion that I have, which is to forget engineering equivalencies and let the rotary go ahead and have its day, head to head, cc for cc. Kudos to Joe Seifert and Richard Negus for their ongo- ing support of the Norton Rotary. Any production vehicle that was produced with a rotary represents the hopes, dreams and fortitude of individuals and companies willing to think outside the box. These are commendable qualities we all appreciate in automotive history. So, thanks for giving us a great article on the Norton rotary. Thanks for the diversity of cars and bikes you cover. Keep up the great work!—Rex Birkmire, M.D., Orlando, Florida MR. HARRAH WAS MR. HARRAH Dear SCM: I know Steve Ahlgrim knows Ferrari (August, p. 36), but the auction company description of the GTC/4 he profiled may have been incorrect. When the 365 GTC/4 debuted, I was with Algar Ferrari, Rosemont, PA. Mr. Al Garwaite (ALGAR) was partners with Luigi Chinetti, Sr. as importers east of the Mississippi River with Chingar Co. Mr. Harrah was west of the Mississippi, and headquartered in Reno, NV. The red car Ahlgrim wrote about, #15479, could have been Harrah's second or third 365 GTC/4, but his first was either When you fully understand how much Mr. Wankel and Mazda engineering sacrificed to make the rotary work, it does create a warmth in one's heart for the little underdogs. 19


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AMERICA by WIEN The Ongoing Saga of SCM Subscribers Driving a 7960 Fiat 2100 from Ohio to Oregon A Fiat Accompli All I wanted was a ride to Monterey By Mark Vaughn Vaughn expressing his appreciation to Editor Martin at Concorso Italiano A ctually, I was assigned by my evil editors in Detroit to "find something interesting to drive to Pebble." See, I work at another car magazine called Auto Week (subscribe today at www.autoweek.com!). My editors figured it would be an interesting story if I could "get something that will be on the lawn at Pebble." This was like saying, "Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia." They actually think you can just call up some multi-billionaire and get him to use the thing in which he has invested zillions of his dollars and pretty much all of his ego to pick up what amounted to a media parasite hitchhiker who would probably spell his name wrong. In making the rounds of refusals I came across dear friend Dick Messer, director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. It was Messer who had been storing the Fabulous Fiat for SCM and who was supposed to drive it up himself. "Sure, let's drive it up together," he said. Messer is no idiot, however. He bailed on the whole driving part of the plan at the last minute, opting to stay with the Ferrari rally of which he had been a part. But he did have the decency to assign young Museum intern Brian Martin to drive with me. Martin is one of those hopelessly optimistic young people who, despite my best efforts, sees the good in everything. "Sure we can make it," he smiled. "I already patched the big leak in the gas tank, mostly, and heck, there's a whole case of oil in the trunk!" Martin's optimism lead him to ignore the boxes of blown parts that were also in the trunk. We set out without incident, minus only second gear. A few cell phone calls established that there was, indeed, a second gear somewhere in the transmission, but no one knew exactly where. It mysteriously reappeared 22 a couple hundred miles later. Otherwise, the Fiat was flawless. Only about a quart of oil per tankful spewed out the exhaust and along the undercarriage. Gas tank contents had to be estimated since the fuel gauge was apparently not hooked up to anything, reading half empty (or half full as Martin would say) the whole time. The blue spew meant no tailgaters. It was like a James Bond car in that regard. "Another mile!" Martin would say as we passed each mile marker on the 101. Then the celebrity factor kicked in. People were honking and waving all up and down California. "Man, these people love Fiats," I thought. But it turned out they were all SCM readers who had followed the blue 2100 through the pages of their favorite magazine. For them, seeing the Fiat drive by was like a People magazine reader seeing Angelina Jolie pimp-slapping Brad Pitt with a shoe. This came in handy the one time I actually ran out of gas. dfSCM (and Auto Week) reader Dan Farmer insisted on getting me three gallons when he found the mighty 2100 parked on Cannel Valley Road. Thanks, Dan. Come Friday, the Fiat rolled across the Ramp o' Glory at Concorso Italian°, where it and I were interviewed by the great Keith Martin himself (no relation to Brian, except in optimism). Monday morning we handed it over to the great car collector, rally organizer and all-around optimist Martin Swig, who would drive it to Portland. Godspeed, Martin Swig. (Next month, the concluding episode (we think), as Swig sets out to pilot the Fiat to its long-awaited home at SCM world headquarters in PDX)* FIAT SUMMARY Months of ownership: 19 Miles driven since purchase: 3,512 Total investment: $3,798.66 Cost per month: $199.92 Cost per mile: $1.08 Cost per day: $6.66 New Car Equivalent: 2006 Scion xA, $177/month, 60 month lease (Edmunds.com) Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic _ 1972-1976 Jensen-Healey Rust is a concern, almost as if the factory took perverse pride in building the most horribly corrosion-prone bodies by Rob Sass T he 1970s have been called "the decade without quality control," and alas, the Jensen-Healey was a product of that era. While it should have taken the sports car world by storm, much the same way that the Datsun 240Z swept aside mediocre competition like the MGB-GT and Triumph GT6, instead the Jensen-Healey was gone in just three years. It was a better car than most of its British contemporaries, and it deserved a better fate. The car has its genesis in the late '60s, when Kjell Qvale, noted British car importer and then-owner of the West Bromwich-based Jensen firm, enlisted the help of Donald and Geoffrey Healey to fill a perceived gap left by the demise of the Austin-Healey 3000 in late 1967. The resultant Jensen-Healey bowed in March 1972, following the standard practice of swiping as many volume-production sedan components as possible. Front suspension came from the estimable Vauxhall Firenza and the four-speed gearbox was a Chrysler U.K. product. The engine, however, was a new Lotus 907, a 2.0-liter, 16-valve, alloy four-cylinder with a novel cogged belt driving twin overhead camshafts. After decades of cast iron pushrod lumps, a modern powerplant in a mid-priced British sports car was a revelation. Even fitted with twin Zenith-Strombergs in emissions trim, the engine produced 144 hp, 35 more than the Triumph TR6's 2.5-liter six-cylinder. Unfortunately, the engine testers (alternatively known as "customers") discovered, much to their chagrin, the engine's propensity for prematurely eating timing belts and tensioner bearings. The results were predictably dire, with valves meeting pistons and such. In all fairness, 26  however, the Lotus 907 was among the first interference-type engines with a timing belt, and the notion that these had to be changed regularly was probably not ingrained in most owners or service providers. Adding insult to injury, the slant of the engine meant that when the inevitable cam-cover leaks developed, gravity conspired to direct the errant petroleum straight onto the hot exhaust manifold. The resulting smoke and smell made driving a Jensen-Healey a lot like following an asphalt paving truck. But road testers universally praised the Jensen-Healey as an excellent handler. Its rear axle was live, but its four-link location meant that it behaved quite well most of the time. Road & Track even pitted one against the vaunted BMW 2002 tii and found that while the cars were evenly matched in a straight line (both cars did 060 mph in around 9.5 seconds), the Brit scampered away from the Bavarian in the corners, in spite of the Bimmer's more sophisticated independent rear suspension. Owing to the short production run, lasting until just 1976, changes to the Jensen-Healey were few. Some new colors, a less austere interior, impact bumpers on post-1974 cars, and a five-speed Getrag gearbox on the last cars about sums it up. An odd wagon-esque fixed-head coupe was offered as simply the Jensen GT, mercifully dying along with the whole firm in 1976. The appalling quality of early examples and they styling perceived as bland quickly tainted the Jensen-Healey, and the car's reputation never recovered. As is so often the case, however, committed aftermarket suppliers can offer fixes for most factory gaffes and a well-sorted Jensen-Healey can be a really satisfying sports car. Delta Motorsports in Phoenix (www.deltamotorsports.com ) has long been in the business of catering to owners of Jensen-Healeys and Interceptors, and is the place to start when improving or restoring these cars. DETAILS Years produced: 1972-76 Number produced: 10,453 Original list price: $5,545 (1973) SCM Valuation: $4,000-$7,500 Tune-up/major service: $700 Distributor cap: $15.75 Chassis #: on the dashboard, driver side. Also on a plate in the engine compartment side rail Engine #: stamped on the bottom near the rear, close to the bell housing Club: Jensen Healey Preservation Society, 2950 Airway Ave., A-9 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Web: jensenhealey.com Alternatives: Triumph TR6, Alfa Spider, and Fiat Spider SCM Investment Grade: D Mechanical issues center mainly on the Lotus engine. Stock timing belts should be changed every 18,000 miles or after two or three years, and timing belt tensioner bearings should be changed at the same time. An upgraded timing belt and adjustable pulley gears are available from Dave Bean Engineering (www. davebean. corn) for about $300, and these should last 30k-40k miles. If no receipts are present for a belt change, do it, as it's cheap insurance. Rubber cam cover gaskets are also available to take care of those annoying leaks. Finally, beware of burned valves and bad head gaskets. Even more so than most old cars, rust is a concern with a Jensen-Healey, almost as if the factory took perverse pride in building the most horribly rustprone bodies. Certainly, it was Sports Car Market


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part of Jensen's heritage, as Interceptors have the same reaction to moisture as an Alka-Seltzer tablet. This means that even Jensen-Healeys that have lived all their lives in the California desert are often found with floor rust, which is no laughing matter as this is a structural part of the car. As for the styling, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but at the worst the Jensen-Healey is inoffensive. In the right color—darker colors tend to hide the rubber bumpers—a JensenHealey can look quite handsome. Its long, slim profile and Kamm tail are somewhat reminiscent of a TR6, but the Jensen-Healey is a much better car. More comfortable seats, a wider, roomier interior, stiffer unibody construction, a bettercontrolled ride, and a modern engine make it no contest. Why, then, are Jensen-Healey values about half that of a comparable TR6? A nice JensenHealey can be bought with enough change left from $10,000 to purchase upgrades such as 14- or 15-inch Panasport or Revolution wheels, modern rubber, and twin Weber or Dell'Orto carbs. Add sway bars and lowering springs and you can even go Miata hunting with confidence. But old reputations simply die hard. The collector car world is littered with potentially excellent cars that gained bad reputations when new, and while specialists often develop fixes, the word rarely seems to get out to the public. Thus fear of problems and general obscurity have kept Jensen-Healey values low. Several —  -  20 Year Picture —o— 1976 Triumph TR6  $20,000 515,000 $10,000 55,000 td,  CO CC) CO CO CO 0, 0, 0, 0, CO 0, C> 0, 0-  ,0  0- 0, 0, 0- 0, CO a-  0- 0-  CV CZ, f=, Prices are for cars in excellent condition This information is prtnrided courtesy of Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehicle Value Guide. Of is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. 800.367.3759, yNnv.blockbookusacom • years ago, offering anyone money for a JensenHealey was like offering to lance a boil, and the best one on the planet could be had for $4,500. Lately, however, it appears that prices are on the upswing. Now it takes about $7,500 to bring home a nice Jensen-Healey, still just me- , :We Share Your Passion for Classic Car ILLJ • , diocre MGB money. I'll take mine in black. (Rob Sass, Business Development Manager of FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport, has been collecting and restoring affordable classics since he was sixteen)• 1972-75 Jensen-Healey cony.  —o— 1975-79 MGB Toll Free (800) 678-5173 November 2005 Instant Quotes Online: www.parishheacock.com 27


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Legal Files John Draneas So Sue Me The dealer told him that his GT was going to cost $213,000, not the $153,095 he thought his contract guaranteed E d Brennan thought he was doing just fine. He was third in line to buy a Ford GT from Dave Sinclair Ford in St. Louis. He had picked his options, electing to go with the red with white stripes color scheme. And he had been told that, with the options, the sticker price was going to be $153,095. He had placed a $1,000 deposit, and held a written contract with the dealer. Although the contract stated that the price was "unknown," this was because three years before when the contract was signed, Ford didn't know what the MSRP would be. Ed wasn't worried. Immediately after Ford issued a press release stating that they were going to keep MSRP below $150,000, the dealer sent him the article, with the pricing statement highlighted, and the notation, "This is what you are going to be paying." He planned to drive it sparingly for a year or so, then sell it with the expectation of recouping his entire investment, if not more. If he missed it afterward, he could replace it later at an even lower price, as he knew that the price of the GTs would drop significantly after the early order backlog had been filled. But having and driving it now was of paramount importance to him He'd owned a lot of cars in his 64 years, but this American supercar was clearly something special. When the GT arrived, Ed's excitement abruptly changed to anger. The dealer told him that his car was waiting for him, but the sales price was going to be $213,000. No matter that Sinclair Ford had delivered its first two GTs at MSRP. This one was going for more, and the dealer maintained that all that Ed's contract gave him was the right to buy the car at whatever price the dealer, not Ford, set. Ed disagreed. WHY TAKE AN ATTORNEY TO COURT What is unusual about this story is that Ed is an attorney, the founder of a very successful law firm in Belleville, IL, that specializes in representing injured railroad workers. He is no stranger to the courtroom, and he was surprised that this dealer was trying to intimidate him out of his Ford GT with a "so sue me" attitude. After all, it wasn't going to cost him any significant money to file a lawsuit. Could the dealer do the same? So Ed went back to his office and immediately filed a lawsuit, along with a motion for a restraining order to prevent the dealer from selling the GT to anyone else. To get the restraining order, Ed had to convince the judge of three things. The first was that the odds were very high that he was going to win. The judge thought that the dealer's letter about the pricing 28  Draneas did,, t have to sue anyone to get a ride in this GT hung him. The second and third things were that the GT was unique, and that Ed would suffer irreparable harm if the GT were sold to another. The dealer's position was that there was nothing unique about the car. After all, Ford was going to build about 4,000 of them, and Ed could just order another. Turned out that the judge knew a thing or two about cars, understood that a GT now was a different animal than a GT later, and agreed with Ed. So the judge granted the restraining order, scheduled a trial in the near future, and strongly recommended that the parties mediate the case. I have participated in a number of mediations, and I can attest to the fact that over 90% of mediated cases settle. The process gives each side the opportunity to tell their story to a neutral party. They get feedback from the mediator, communicating the other party's side of the story. Lawyers often have a tough time doing that for their clients, because they have to take their client's side. And after having invested an entire day, or longer, in a mediation effort, neither side wants to go away empty handed. At the end of a day of mediation, Ed Brennan and Dave Sinclair Ford settled their lawsuit. The settlement took the form of the dealer paying Ed an undisclosed sum of money to cancel the deal. QUICK, SELL IT BEFORE YOU LOSE MORE Why did these men choose to settle? Simple—economics. Both parties were aware that, in the four weeks or so that had transpired since the car arrived, the market price on the GT had dropped dramatically. The $220,000 resale values had fallen to about $180,000, and were dropping further. The dealer could pay Ed the agreed amount of money, resell the car, and still net something more than the $153,095. And Ed could pocket the settlement money, wait a little longer, and then buy another OT for pretty close to the $153,095 his contract specified. Other than making sure that your contract specifically states MSRP, I think there are three lessons to learn from this case. One is that no matter who you are or how well you think you have your bases covered, you always run the risk that the other party is going to take an unpredictable position and force you into litigation. The second is that litigation is almost always uneconomical. Even Ed Brennan, a highly skilled litigator, got mired in a battle that was going to wipe out the economics of his bargain, once you figured in the cost of his time. Now, I don't mean to suggest that written contracts are useless. To the contrary, I strongly recommend that you always have one, because most of the time they are going to pay huge dividends in either avoiding or winning litigation. But you have to understand that some of the time, even the best contract may not be enough to prevent you from suffering a loss, because you are always exposed to the unpredictable actions of the other party. The third lesson has to do with Ed's sole regret, which is that, after all the commotion, he has understandably soured on the whole Ford GT phenomena, and probably won't buy or get to drive one. Which was all he ever wanted to do.• John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached at legalfiles@sportscarmarket.com. Sports Car Market


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Collecting Thoughts Better Than a Mail-Order Bride Each of my high-stress bids was trumped by someone else at the last minute, but surely the next pull of the lever would pay off by Jim Haynes (Avantis have additional, parallel U-shaped frame rail outriggers bonded to the fiberglass body, which rust out in some clinics). He had a near-100% customer feedback rating, and was up front about major road chips, scratches due to vandalism, faded carpet and a leaking rear engine seal. The fuel pump was shot, but a replacement was included. Our conversations were a good example of the value of clear communication. "Are the electrics OK?" is less effective than, "Does every switch, dial, sensor, light and electrical device operate consistently and as designed?" Was I desperate? Frustrated? Or heady with confidence in a voice over the phone and hearing what I wanted to hear? Maybe this auction became not about getting the best possible car for the money, but about winning the auction. TIME TO PULL THE TRIGGER Which leads us to "Buy It Now." While many eBay car auctions have a reserve, some sellers also offer a "Buy It Now" price; a short cut to end the auction at a set price. The offer was made to "Buy It Now," I clicked it, and for $23,500, the deal was done. The '64 Studebaker Avanti of the author :s dreams—or nightmares B y no stretch of my imagination did I ever think I would buy a car sight unseen. But "the art of the deal"—under the auspices of the world's largest online auction—got the best of me. Since high school, I've pondered buying a Studebaker Avanti. That's when I fell in love with the car's unique shape, aircraft-inspired interior and comparative rarity. Forty years later, with a '67 Mustang fastback mid-restoration, I thought a "turnkey" Stude would be a good way to extend our collector car fleet—to two. After months of local classifieds failed to offer a fitting candidate, I fished among some Studebaker clubs. No luck. With my auction experience being limited to charity affairs for $100 signed basketballs, the thought of buying a car via eBay—even with its generally good reputation and feedback system—was indeed a stretch. Until I viewed the daily parade of cars on eBay's Avanti auction site. At 72 dpi, dream car after dream car drifted across the screen—and with just a click, one of them could be mine. 30  I'd waited long enough. I logged in, scanned the ads and started bidding up to my avowed $20,000 ceiling. Over the next few weeks, each of my high-stress bids for great-sounding, fair-priced Avantis was trumped by someone else at the last minute. The auctions gave me gambling fever: The next pull of the lever would surely pay off. Then up comes a red '64 Avanti. Supercharged, four-speed, 59,000 miles, power windows, tilt wheel, bright red, all-black interior, even an original AM-FM radio. COULD THIS BE THE ONE? The list went on: one owner proven by original Tacoma, WA, sales contract; owner's manual; parts catalog; the little send-inthe-coupon engraved aluminum plaque that read, "quality built expressly for M/Sgt. Fred Howard;" and shipping to the auction winner's doorstep. I called the seller, a "variety" dealer in Mason, MS, for details, including signs of accidents or repairs, respray, mechanical condition, leaks, and hog trough condition Sports Cu Market The upside was an end to the gambling. The downside was the easy, instant gratification of "winning" the car—complete with considerable risk of suffering from misunderstandings, vagaries of language and perception, or possibly downright misrepresentation. My seller did a fine shipping job. The Avanti came cross-country with security usually reserved for top-flight cars: a single-car enclosed trailer driven by a retired long-haul


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other $3,000 for the engine rebuild and another couple grand for incidentals. Was I led astray by the seller? Not really. In fact, he's offered to consider sharing some of my initial engine repair costs. He did stress the cosmetic flaws in his listing, and likely had little knowledge of mechanical issues that come with more use. My impatience and frustration derailed my skepticism. A third-party inspector likely could have been found within the auction time line, and further research could have been done. But the auction, and other buyers, would not go on hold while I worked through a long-distance inspection. Caveat emptor is even more valid in the nano-second digital world. DOLLARS ARE JUST A PART OF THE GAME My seller did a fine shipping job. But anticipation and the fear of what I'd find in that trailer made for a tough four days. trucker. But anticipation and the fear of what I'd find in that trailer made for a tough four days. I entered the trailer after steeling my nerves against disappointment. Well, the front end had white freckles showing through the red paint. Yes, there were three keyed spots attributed to vandalism, and a few more scrapes from an earlier shipping issue. But the interior was exceptional for a 41-year-old original. Oregon's worst springtime winds and driving rain blew in with the Avanti, killing my plans for driving the car from our rendezvous point to my rural home, so we led the trailer up the hill. Once unloaded, despite the rain, a onemile tour showed my car to be a driver, with a decided clunk in the steering gear, a symphony of exhaust leaks and no turn signals. Late-night scrutiny in the garage seemed to show no damage, but there was a suspicious front quarter respray, additional vandalism to two windows, and a prolific rear main leak. WHAT I ACTUALLY BOUGHT I'd guess an appraiser would rate my Avanti a three to three-minus car, crying for a strip and repaint, new carpet and, because a new rear main seal seems to have pressurized other hemorrhage points, an engine rebuild. New seat foam would smooth the ride, as would radials to replace the vintage spec 7.75-15 Firestone bias tires. The car is clearly all original, and, save for its pass through the dealer in Mississippi, I'm its second owner. Its history is one of little wear, natural deterioration and a bit of unusual dam- November 2005  age. Confidence is high that the mechanicals and cosmetics are as engineered and built in South Bend, IN, fall 1963. The 2005 SCM Pocket Price Guide says the high price for my car is $28k, or $4,500 more than I paid (not including shipping, of course—why add more insult to my financial injury). Assuming that high price is a number one or two car, I'm likely underwater about ten large, assuming a fine repaint at $5,000, an- But life, especially around our passion for cars, is more than numbers. I know other buyers who, even after tire-kicking, cavity-searching inspections, have seen gems turn to water moccasins after trading cash for title. All that rationalizing is behind me now. When I drive the Avanti, the oil puddles and long-gone paint quality fade away in the grins and thumbs-up ofpassers-by and the discussions I've had with other long-time Avanti admirers. I have only this advice to offer: Research the car you are interested in, be realistic and specific about your expectations, and hop online. Chances are the car will neither be as wonderful as you hoped it might be, or as terrible as you feared. And there's always eBay to sell it when it's time to move on. After all, I think I'm a pretty smart guy and I bought this Avanti—there must be another guy just like me out there who can hardly wait for a car like mine, when I decide to sell. (Jim Haynes is a business communication and public relations consultant, as well as an amateur restorer who harbors a lifelong automotive passion.) • Haynes with his collector car fleet 31


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Events I Meadow Brook Concours Back to School Vehicles ranged from an 1893 La Nef to a 2004 Chrysler ME-412 prototype by Tad Dinsmore Brass Era classics on the lawn of Oakland University T 32  his year marked the 27th annual Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance at Oakland University in Auburn Hills, MI. Meadow Brook Hall, an imposing and architecturally diverse 80,000square-foot residence formerly belonging to the Dodge family, is the perennial site of the significant gathering of antique, classic and collectible cars. This year featured outstanding cars of the Brass Era. (Next year's theme is the Golden Era Classics of pre-World War II, and 2007 will feature the Power Cars of post-World War II.) The Concorso d'Italia, held at the same time on an adjacent lawn, featured automobiles from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, as well as a Bizarrini prototype coupe. The weather in the Detroit area can be fickle this time of year, and some previous concours have had to deal with copious downpours. Not so this year, as the sky was clear and the sun hot, to the point that by mid-day many were seeking shade. There was no single vantage point from which to survey the entire field of entrants, so a stroll through the Concours was a pleasurable requirement. There were both juried and exhibition classes, with outsized trophies for class winners. Vehicles on display ranged from an 1893 La Nef shown by Dean Kruse to Daimler-Chrysler's 2004 ME-412 prototype, a supercar that will never see production. Sports Cot Market


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■1"-A11-11, Chi:vsler A1l:-412 in "row  My moment of glory came when I was asked to drive one of the eight Hemi 'Cuda convertibles (out of 20 built) being shown in a parade across the event stage. Our ten-minute wait became a two-hour one, and by the time I finally got my drive my sunburn was Hemi Red. Class winners included a striking Lamborghini Miura S shown by Mike Friedlander, a Maserati 3500 presented by The Healey Werks on behalf of Bruol, I Iall  DETAILS: Plan ahead: August 6, 2006 Location: Auburn Hill, MI Theme: 2006—Golden Era Classics of pre-WWII Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate Phone: 248.269.7672 Web: meadowbrookconcours.org Timothy Hassenger, and a one-of-a-kind Ghia Prototype purported to have been rescued from a dusty garage in Saudi Arabia by an American soldier who discovered it, abandoned, while stationed there. After much deliberation, the three Best in Show honors went to a 1952 Ferrari Barchetta 212/225 from the Petersen Museum, a 1929 Duesenberg J LeBaron D.C. Phaeton from the Terence E. Adderley Collection, and a 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK Murphy roadster owned by Arturo Keller of Tlacopac, Mexico.• Award-Winning Meadow Brook SCMers Dean Kruse, Auburn, IN 1893 La Nef, Best in Class William Ruger, Jr., Newport, NH 1933 Stutz Monte Carlo, Best in Class John and Jo Lebold, Perrysburg, OH 1947 Packard Super Custom sedan, Best in Class Joe and Angela Cantore, Elmhurst, IL 1938 Talbot Lago 1-23 Teardrop coupe, Best in Class Arturo Keller, Tlacopac, Mexico 1929 Mercedes-Benz SSK Murphy roadster, Best in Class, Founders Award, Most Significant Mercedes-Benz Gene Epstein, Wrightstown, PA 1953 Rolls-Royce, Best in Class Jim Sprague, Washington, DC 1937 Alvis Speed 25 roadster, Best in Class Chuck Swimmer, San Diego, CA 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II, Best in Class Keith Crain, Detroit, MI 1991 Ferrari F40, Best in Class November 2005  Karl Robertson, Bloomfield Hills, MI 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal, Best in Class Timothy Hassenger, Dallas, TX 1960 Maserati 3500 GT, Best in Class, Most Outstanding Maserati Fred and Dan Kanter, Mountain Lake, NJ 1958 Ghia Prototype, Best in Class Robert Joynt, Batavia, IL 1920 Locomobile D/C phaeton, Lion award Ron Elenbaas, Hickory Corners, MI 1910 American Underslung touring, Lion award De Neon Stafford, Tifton, GA 1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost touring, Lion award George Couri, Tenafly, NJ 1931 Cadillac V16 sport phaeton, Lion award Terry Love, Ottawa, IL 1933 Packard Coupe roadster, Lion award Roger Willbanks, Denver, CO 1933 Packard Dietrich convertible sedan, Lion award, Designer's Choice Stephen Brauer, Bridgeton, MO 1929 Rolls-Royce York roadster, Lion award William Davis, Charleston, VA! 1933 Roll-Royce Pll Continental, Lion award Craig Koppel, Chatham, MA 1954 Mercedes 300 cabriolet, Lion award Jack Simpson, Dallas, TX 1934 MG N-Type Magnetle, Lion award Larry Smith, Pontiac, MI 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale, Lion award, Most Outstanding Alfa Romeo William DiCiurcio, Mt. Laurel, NJ 1937 Cord Cabriolet, Lion award Colin Comer, Milwaukee, WI 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350, Lion award Ed and Judy Schoenthaler, Oak Brook, IL 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible, Lion award, Most Outstanding Ghia Richard Gent, Beachwood, OH 1956 Ferrari TdF, Lion award, Most Outstanding Ferrari David Draper, Charlevoix, MI 1961 Ferrari California Spyder, Lion award Thomas Stegman, Cincinnati, OH 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, Lion award, Car with the Most Styling Impact Michael Curis, Grosse Pointe Shore, MI 1973 Ferrari 246 GT Dino, Lion award David and Sondra Strus, Kokomo, IN 1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce, Lion award Mark Hyman, St. Louis, MO 1939 Bugatti, Lion award, Chairman's Award Hillary Raab, Crown Point, IN 1962 Ferrari S2 cabriolet, Great Escape Jim Patterson, Louisville, KY 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Court, Meadow Brook Memorial Trophy (Lion awards are given to outstanding cars that do not acheive Best in Show recognition.) Parade in the shade The author taking a slow spin in a Hemi Vida 33


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Events Le Belle Macchine d'Italia Tridents (and Friends) in the Poconos This easygoing assembly of Italian cars familiar and rare continues to grow by Donald Osborne DETAILS: Plan ahead: June 2006 Location: Skytop, PA ; Pocono International Raceway, PA Number of cars accepted: 350+ Eligibility: All Italian cars, motorcycles, boats, etc., and those with an Italian connection Web: italioncorsotpocono cam Auriana's A6GCS, 300S and A6G54 L e Belle Macchine d'Italia once again gathered in the Pocono Mountains of Eastern Pennsylvania in June. This easygoing assembly of Italian cars, both familiar and rare, continues to grow. In an intimate setting, it's a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the cars and their owners. The three-day event includes a show at the exclusive (and expensive) Skytop Lodge and two track days at nearby Pocono International Raceway. The presence of more vintage cars was a sign the show's appeal is growing, led by the 13 classic Lancias of the American Lancia Club's East Coast division. In fact, Best of Show was awarded to the 1934 Lancia Belna Pourtout retractable owned by John Moir. The second annual Sports Car Market Historic Maserati Reunion featured a 300S, an A6GCS and an A6G54 Zagato coupe from Lawrence Auriana's collection, as well as three Birdcages: a Tipo 63 and Tipo 64 from the Classic Coach Collection, and John Schumann's Tipo 61. SCMers  Best !so: !so Grifo -forgo  Don Meluzio, York, PA  Best Maserati, Best of SCM Historic  Maserati Reunion: A6GCS  Lawrence Auriana, Greenwich, CT  This year's special guests included Piero Rivolta, writer Winston Goodfellow, and Lamborghini factory test driver Valentino Balboni, who once again scared generous passengers witless on high-speed laps of the race track to benefit charity. The largest three-day Italian car event in the country, Le Belle Macchine d'Italia is a satisfying way to spend a summer weekend in the mountains.• 34 Designer Rivolta and author/historian Goodfellow Sports (Jot Marker


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My Ride Len Rnsiewie: pilots his Tenon i Comp Att.tona My steed for the weekend was a new '05 Maserati GranSport. A descendant of the great '50s coupes such as Lawrence Auriana's 1954 A6G54 Zagato, the new GranSport lives up to the legend in most ways. The "Hi-Po" version of the Coupe, it features a more powerful engine, remapped shift points and a modified suspension. The positives? The flexible 400-hp 4-cam V8, which makes a great deep sound, and the almost neutral, responsive handling with just a touch of understeer. The "Cambiocorsa" paddle-shift six-speed transmission is a mixed blessing. It's helpful to give a slight lift on the throttle during shifts to achieve absolute smoothness. On the negative side, the "auto" mode is, as most have agreed, hopeless. It hunts and jerks in a way that reminds you of your first attempts at driving a stick shift in high school. The GranSport also has a body kit. I'm not generally a fan of body kits, most of which make me think of clapped-out Civics. However, this one, which consists of a deeper front spoiler and shaped side sills, helps the looks of the Coupe a great deal. It minimizes the unfortunate thickness in the middle of the car and makes the shape much more butch. Osborne 's Lancia Fulvia and the Best of Show 1934 Lancia Belna Pourtout All in all, the GranSport is satisfying to drive—and, at $120,000, a fair value in the world of today's exotics.• Osborne presents the Best of SCM Historic Maserati Reunion Award to Mark Auriana November 2005  liinia,,a McISCI,111  till(' i/ti  5voccrai l Grau,spori 35


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The Designers Garage Daniel Sims A Love for Shoebox Chevys "Childhood experiences and memories have had an impact on every car designer I know" by Norm Mort aniel Sims is a keen enthusiast for anything on wheels. As general manager of Mitsubishi's MRDA Design Studio in Cypress, CA, he was responsible for the design of Mitsubishi's latest Galant, the all-new Eclipse and the soon-to-be-released Raider pickup. Given that, what's in his garage may be unexpected: a custom 1957 Chevy 150 two-door post sedan. The second owner had used the car primarily for parades and shows in North Dakota, so it had a mere 19,000 original miles on a stock straight-six engine and two-speed automatic transmission. D In 1994, Boyd Coddington purchased the car and upgraded the '57 Chevy by fitting a 350 small block crate motor with an Edelbrock 4-bbl and intake, a Borg Warner T-10 four-speed manual transmission, a larger V8 radiator, front discs from a '70s Monte Carlo, a Ford 9-inch rear end with Sims and his '57 a 3.50 ratio prepared by Currie Industries, and 2.5-inch drop spindles in the front. Sims first saw the car at Coddington's when Mitsubishi was having some custom wheels fabricated there for a concept car the studio was building. He purchased it from Coddington's Toy Store in 1995 for $20k complete, figuring that he couldn't build a car like it for that price, even if he did it himself. "It was practically a brand-new 60-year-old car out of a time capsule," he says. The '57 had been featured in Rod and Custom magazine to illustrate the amount of time and money that could be saved in a restoration by spending more initially on a clean, straight car. Since the purchase, Sims has had to replace the shocks and the rear drop blocks when lowering the rear leaf springs, as well as adding a front sway bar. The interior is original except for the steering wheel and carpet. "Childhood experiences and memories have had an impact on every car designer I know," Sims said. "When I was growing up in Japan in the early '60s, my father had a 1955 Chevy station wagon, which was the size of a truck relative to the traffic on the road. I've had a soft spot for `shoebox' Chevys ever since. I would sketch modified '55s in high school, and eagerly await my monthly issue of Hot Rod magazine. The smell of the car—a sweet mix of oil and gas—brings back memories of standing in the front of the station wagon as a kid and peering over the instrument panel as we drove around Tokyo." Sims admires the overall design of the shoebox Chevys. "The 1957 design represented an unrestrained optimism and expression of motion, from the heavy metal chrome grille and gun-sight missile cones on the hood to the level aircraft-inspired fins in the rear." In the late '50s, designers took design to levels of excess that, in Sims' opinion, have not survived the test of time as well as the '55, '56 and '57 models. Indeed, he sees the 1957 model specifically as a representation of Americana, with enough chrome and aluminum trim to make a statement, but still clean and simple. "The chrome strip on the side looks like a 'speed whisker' that designers often like to add to a sketch for a motion-blur effect," he said. "The car has a sense of 36  substance. Everything is healthy-gauge sheet metal. This solid feeling adds to the driving experience." He also sees the Chevy's power, which is delivered through a 300-hp small block with about 370 ft-lbs of torque, as an important design characteristic. "The engine rocks the car when revved, and one can shift from first to fourth and the engine will not bog," Sims said. "The sounds that come from the engine compartment and the throaty exhaust are great as the Chevy powers off the line." The shoebox Chevys had a definite impact on the industry and consumers at the time, according to the designer. "Chevrolet had this design in eight body styles, and the car was manufactured in something like ten different plants all over the country. My particular car was built in Janesville, WI. Buyers could choose to customize their vehicle with several models, interior colors and exterior colors. There were larger cars at the time: the '57 Ford was lower and wider, and the '57 Chrysler turned the industry on its ear with the low-slung futuristic 'forward look' of its models. Yet somehow the design of the '57 has a strong sense of longevity. The Chevy also influenced European auto design at the time—the 1960 MercedesBenz 220S sedan or the 1958 Toyopet Crown RS-L." Sims has noticed the influence of older designs, like the '57 Chevy, having an impact on today's designs. "One reason pickup trucks and SUVs are so popular today is that they provide a relatively high, upright seating position like these cars possessed. One striking feature of the '55-'57 is the panoramic view. The vertical design with thin pillars provides a wide-screen commanding view of the road ahead. The little quarter window in the front door is great for preventing buffeting while driving with the window down. The new Eclipse has a feature like this, but it would be a stretch to say that this was influenced by my Chevy." Sims sees the popular retro designs evolving into the new architecture, such as more vertical windshields like those on the Chrysler 300C. "I would also like to see a modem version of the thin-pillared, 360degree visibility. It is increasingly difficult with side-curtain airbags and head-impact requirements, but it can be done. Another nice feature would be to allow metal to be exposed selectively on the interior. It looks great, weathers well, and has a sense of substance lacking in plastic." As far as retro styling as a whole, he sees it starting to wane. "I think the next step will be reintroducing some values and features from cars of the past, without such a literal lifting of the design." As for the longevity of the '57 Chevy as a collectible, Sims concluded, "The '57 really has a broad appeal. One of the pleasures of driving the car around is watching car windows come down and people trying to get a better look at the car before giving the thumbs-up. Older people, younger people, it doesn't seem to matter—the '57 is cool."• This is the first in a series of articles about automotive designers and the collector cars in their garages. 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Gooding & Company Ferrari Profile 1967 275 GTS/4 Alloy NART Spyder When you own one of the most desirable cars in the world, offers to buy come with the regularity of trains by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1967-68 Number produced: 10 Original list price: $15,000 SCM Valuation: S2,000,000-$2,500,000 Tune-up/major service: $3,000-$3,500 Distributor cap: $450, two required Chassis #: right front chassis rail by top of shock mount, plate on right inner fender Engine #: right side near starter motor, back of block Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web: ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1960-63 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, 1960-63 Ferrari 250 California Spyder SWB SCM Investment Grade: A Chassis number: 09437 O ne of Ferrari's greatest strengths was its ability to produce highly specialized niche products. The factory's artisans could tailor an automobile to the needs of an important client and as such, small runs were interspersed among regular models to respond to national and regional markets. Some of the most desirable, beautiful and charismatic Ferraris of all time can be found among these targeted models, Ferraris like the 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder. The 275 GTB was Ferrari's successor to the highly successful 250 GT, applying Ferrari's racing experience with independent suspension and rear-mounted transaxles to a series of road cars. Over the car's production run, the 275 GTB would be produced in a whole range of specifications, plus the very special 275 GTS/4 NART Spyders. Luigi Chinetti, Ferrari's U.S. distributor, was finely tuned to his market. He appreciated the American love for convertibles and persuaded Pinin Farina to design and Ferrari to produce a convertible version of some of Ferrari's more popular models. These cars, the 250 California Spyder, 365 California Spyder, and the 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder (named after Chinetti's North American Racing Team) are some of the most coveted of all Ferraris. S/N 09437 is the first and by far the most important of the ten NART Spyders. It is one of only two built in alloy and one of four built as a NART Spyder, the other six being built from modified coupe panels. Its history is singular and it is this NART Spyder upon which much of the model's recognition and reputation is based. Completed in January 1967, SIN 09437 was delivered to Chinetti and immediately dispatched to Sebring. It was hastily prepared for the 12-hour race and given to Denise McCluggage and Marianne "Pinkie" Rollo to campaign. In a rather famous result, the pair drove the NART to an impressive second in class, nearly winning its class altogether. This was the only time any NART Spyder competed in a major automobile race. After the race, a Hollywood movie executive chose 09437 to support Steve McQueen's lead part in The Thomas Crown Affair. McQueen found the car so satisfying that he ordered one for himself. But the car's celebrity was not over yet, as it next went to Road 38  & Track, where it was tested for the December 1967 issue. The car impressed the editors so much that it was chosen as the cover car and featured in an article where it was named "the most satisfying car in the world." Chinetti eventually sold the car to Norman Silver of North Carolina. Mr. Silver was a collector of important Ferraris and kept the car nearly 20 years. The car later passed to grocery czar Dano Davis, who had Shelton Ferrari completely restore it including returning it from the dark burgundy color it wore in The Thomas Crown Affair to its original pale yellow. The effort earned S/N 09437 the Best of Show award at the 1987 Ferrari Club of America Annual Meet. It then passed to a German collector, subsequently returning to the U.S. and to owner Bill Bauce in 1993. COMPS 1967 Ferrari 275 GT8/4 NART Spyder Conversion Lot #314, S/N 9987 Condition: 2 Sold at $410,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/17/2002 SCM ID# 28972 1956 Ferrari 410 Sport Lot #277, S/N 0596CM Condition: 4 Sold at $3,822,500 PM, Monterey, CA, 8/17/2001 SCM ID# 23212 The present owner acquired the car in 1996. He carefully preserved its award-winning restoration, making only minor upgrades in the interest of safety. It has since been enjoyed in the 1998 Colorado Grand, 2000 California Classic, 2001 Gauthier Rally, and 2004 Cooper State 1000. Many historians and connoisseurs recognize this car, with its rich history, beauty and rarity, as one of the most important road-going Ferraris in existence. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $3,960,000 at Gooding and Company's Pebble Beach sale, held August 21, 2005. In 1981, as I was still getting my toes wet in the Ferrari waters, 1 was introduced to the car, which at that time was still in its Thomas Crown dark burgundy, a color more flattering to the car than the original and current pale yellow. I had seen it before in Road & Track, and Sports Car Market


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in the movie, and I was mesmerized by its aura. I remember a special megaphone-shaped exhaust tip that not only amplified the sound but gave the car a unique hot rod appearance, in keeping with its bad-boy persona. I was immediately smitten by the car and remain so today. If you won the lottery and decided you had to have a NART Spyder, it might take years before you could buy one. People who own them tend to keep them, and there aren't many to start with—exactly ten left the factory. One is still with its original owner, and another one stayed with its original owner for decades. Even throwing money at an owner isn't likely to pry one loose, as when you own one of the most desirable cars in the world, offers to buy come with the regularity of trains. Every new one just establishes the price the next suitor will have to top. That said, the new owner of S/N 09437 has got to be quite pleased with himself The seller, however, might be having some pangs of regret. He is a well-heeled enthusiast with several impressive cars in his garages. I would have thought of him more likely as a buyer, so why he chose to part with this car, one he obviously enjoyed, is somewhat puzzling. I hear that he has bought out a well-known Ferrari repair facility, and perhaps he going to add a few more cars to the stable. This sale would certainly finance several new additions. Still, I can't imagine letting this car go, as NART Spyder S/N 09437 The Thomas Crown Affair is one of my two favorite Ferraris (along with Preston Henn 's incredible 275 GTB Speciale). This was the highest-priced car to sell at a Monterey auction this year and its $3.96 million sale price puts it on the short list of the most valuable cars to ever sell at auction. I have no doubt the next time this car sells, if it does, the price will be even higher Gooding and Co. devoted nine pages of its impressive catalog to the NART Spyder, presenting wonderful period, current, and anecdotal images illustrating the car This sale backed up Gooding's $4.5 million Mormon Meteor Duesenberg, the top dog from last year Monterey weekend. So in addition to putting some booty in Gooding 's pocket (after all, the 10% buyer's premium on a $3.9m car isn't exactly chump change), no doubt the NART Spyder will help Gooding attract a highprofile contender for next year title, as well. (Steve Ahlgrim of Atlanta, GA, has been actively involved in the Ferrari business since 1978. Historical and descriptive information in this profile courtesy of the auction company)• America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership  www.RTGT.com November 2005 39


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan The Punch of Deferred C/4 Maintenance... And How I Leaned Into It The inner carburetor bodies, jets and floats were covered by a thick coat of rock-hard asphalt-like fuel sediment ....mcf-Thwwwwwwww 1111 -• 1/21;%gt4 47," < • •  14 - Beauty was only skin deep I n May of 1985 I purchased an unusually nice 365 GTC/4 S/N 14965, finished in black lacquer with black leather, and resold it immediately to a client in San Francisco. In October of 1985 I re-purchased 365 GTC/4 S/N 14965, then resold it in November to a client in Hawaii. Between these two sales, my service department replaced the clutch, rebuilt the transmission, aligned the suspension, replaced the a/c hoses and adjusted the Webers. Mileage on delivery to Hawaii was 40,055 miles. A great looking, great driving C/4 with no stories. Over the years I kept in touch with the Hawaiian owner, and on my vacations to Hawaii he offered to let me use the 365 GTC/4 as my driver, as he rarely used the car. While I didn't take his offer to use the 365 GTC/4 while in Hawaii, a mutual friend did and in late 2000 reported, "It needs a bare-metal repaint, and the a/c went away years ago." But at the time "it ran fine," and had only 44,618 miles when he dropped it off, just 4,563 miles more than were on this 365 GTC/4 when I sold it to Hawaii years earlier. Early this year, the owner offered to sell me his little-used 365 GTC/4. All six carbs were frozen solid in the closed position, and he didn't want to deal with coordinating the work or the logistics of shipping a non-running car from Hawaii. The affordable shipping rates are all roll-on, roll-off, which presumes a running car. So any work needed would have to be done in Hawaii prior to shipment. The price was very attractive, but, after decades of writing on the perils and pitfalls of deferred maintenance and having used the 365 GTC/4 and carbureted 400 Ferraris as the poster children for deferred maintenance, I knew all too well the potentially deep money pit I was being offered. 40  Attractive price or not, it screamed caveat emptor, and so some serious forethought was in order. MR. SMARTY BUILDS A BUDGET This C/4 was long past time for a full 30,000-mile major service, and a few calls to the best California shops confirmed that the recommended service included rebuilding all six carbs, adjusting the long cam chain and all 24 valves, degreeing the cams, overhauling the distributors and changing all the fluids. Labor estimate times ranged from the Ferrari factories very optimistic 32 hours to 46-60 hours by the best California independents. Always the optimist, I assumed about 46 hours at $90 or so per hour would do the job, so about $4,400 plus $500 or so in parts for a total of $4,600. Add in another 20 hours—or $1,800—to rebuild the brake calipers and replace the rubber brake lines, as they deteriorate from the inside-out, and another $800 in brake parts, so $2,600. Add another $1,000 to replace the fossilized rubber water hoses and another $1,000 for the hardened water pump seals and gaskets, so about $9,000 should more than cover the needed work if done by a California shop. Even better, the shop in Hawaii was quoting a friendly $60 per hour, not California's $90-100 per hour, so the bill should be well under $8,000. I've got thirty years experience dealing with every possible aspect of older Ferraris and so should have seen virtually every possible complication by now. I had also sold this car twice before and felt I knew it well; it was a "no stories" car and, to quote the last driver, "it ran well." I didn't see what could go wrong; the final bill should be under $8,000, so FedEx soon had my check for payment in full. Sports Car Market


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FROM PRINCESS TO PIG A few weeks later, I was in Hawaii to buy several other Ferraris and stopped to inspect my recent purchase, throwing open the proverbial Pandora's money-box. I was shown that the aged fuel inside the six Webers had turned to asphalt, and the inner carburetor bodies, the jets, the floats and every internal part of the carbs had a thick coat of rock-hard fuel sediment. The carbs had to be carefully heated to soften the fuel-turned-to-asphalt enough to allow the choke and accelerator pump's pistons to be pulled free from the quagmire in the carb bodies. Once apart, the asphalt-coated internals were immune to today's environmentally-friendly but impotent carburetor and parts cleaners. After several days in the carb cleaner, every part had to carefully excavated, layer by layer, with scrapers, taking care to not damage the delicate parts, and then finally cleaned with soft wire brushes and wire probes. A two-hour disassembly and cleaning had become a ten-hour heat-and-scrape exercise followed by a 26-hour wire brush-and-clean job. Say goodbye to a non-budgeted 36 hours at $60 per hour, or $2,160. But wait, there's more. The dual aluminum gas tanks each had old fuel that had turned into half an inch of molasses. Each tank had to be cleaned by pouring a few gallons of watery carburetor and parts cleaner into them, sealing the openings, then allowing the solvent to sit for days while occasionally sloshing the cleaner back and forth, then straining the semi-solids from the goop and recycling the cleaner. As for the brass screen fuel filter, it was a throw-away. Non-budgeted time to drain the fossilized fuel and detoxify the fuel tanks and strainer system: 14 hours, or $840. Once out and apart to be cleaned, the fuel tanks and trunk floor became a while-you're-at-it-why-don't-you-paint-it, and so were repainted before reinstallation, adding in another non-budgeted four hours, or $240. Adding to the fuel system nightmares, the ossified fuel had plugged the fuel pumps and the insides of the flexible and metal fuel hoses, so all had to be disassembled and cleaned, adding another 6 hours, or $360. Most amazing was the 27.5 hours of mind-numbing labor needed to scrape 33 years of carbon from the cam cover gaskets, in slow and careful 1/32" increments. They were permanently glued to the aluminum heads with the Italian version of hardening Permatex. Making the job more difficult was that the gasket surfaces were well hidden in a forest of cam cover studs, so a wood chisel was used to avoid gouging the aluminum surfaces. Each short and careful stroke of the chisel had to be prefaced by packing paper towels inside the cylinder head to prevent the carbonized gasket fragments from falling into the open engine, and each stoke was taken with a vacuum hose in hand, to suck up the carbonized gasket fragments before they could fall into the engine's internals. Just as the fuel had fossilized, the brake fluid had turned to rusty Jell-O and the brake calipers had to be cleaned with the same mind-numbing detail work as the fuel system, so add another non-budgeted 0 $480. This same gelatinous brake fluid also meant the master cylinder had to be rebuilt, another three hours, or $180. Additionally, the brake vacuum pump uses a wire-wrapped rubber suction hose, covered in a cotton based ma- Fuel straincrs November 2005 41 Cam cover studs complicated the head scraping process terial that had reverted to dust over the years, and so had to be replaced, adding in another non-budgeted $200 in parts and $180 in labor. The next surprise was extra time needed to cut free fossilized water and heater hoses, scrape the aluminum surfaces of the now-exposed crystallized powder on the aluminum water pipes and overhaul all the frozen heater valves another non-budgeted bill of eight hours at $60, or $480. Needless to say, the water pump seals were beyond redemption, and so another $500 in parts and labor were quickly added in. Of course, the grease used in the distributor advance mechanism had long ago gone to its maker, so another $480 in cleaning labor was needed. As for the ale compressor and drier, a mere $600 in parts and labor cured their ailments. Last but not least, the original air injection tubes had simply been crudely folded over and had to be carefully heated to be removed and then properly capped, at another $360. The list of frozen nuts and stripped threads that had to be repaired was part of a voluminous list of other minor one- and two- hour add-ons that went on for pages. Was there any good news? Yes, the valve assembly was serviced without surprises, the valve adjustments all came within specifications and the cam chain was tensioned without complications. The cams had to be re-degreed, but within the time I had allotted. Even better, the car itself was solid; the original leather had a nice patina; the body was straight; the decent black paint actually enhanced the 365 GTC/4 fish-mouth; the Borrani wire wheels were serviceable and, oh, happy days, the rising market should make up for my unexpected expenses! EARTH TO MIKE? HELLO? Even the experts need the occasional wake-up call—and this was certainly a big one. As an expert, I should have expected the worst, and more. Indeed, the very experienced Hawaiian Ferrari specialist doing the work was surprised that I was surprised. Looking back, if I had a detailed prepurchase inspection done, my offer would have been less, but my lower offer would not have bought the car. If I wanted the car, the price was the price and I simply had to accept the long list of problems that would unfold. Had the owner put in fresh gas and circled the island twice a year, few of these problems would exist. The bottom line—I now owned the car and had to live with an extra 200 hours of excavating and exorcising fossilized fluids, frozen parts and deferred maintenance. Even with the friendly Hawaiian price of $60 per hour, the final bill was about $15,000, $7,000 above my budget, and the true price of very long-term deferred maintenance. While every 365 GTC/4 will need this maintenance over its lifetime, I simply hadn't budgeted to do it all at once. (Mike Sheehan has been a Ferrari historian for over 30 years, as well as being a race driver and exotic car broker)•


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English Profile 1976 Triumph TR6 Like many old sports cars, they were frequently run into the ground, with body and mechanical repairs made via cannibalising other cars by Mark Jones DETAILS Years produced: 1969-76 Number produced: 94,619 Original list price: approx. $3,500 Revised SCM Valuation: $12,000-$18,000 Tune-up/major service: $450 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: on plate on left inner wheel well (later cars on the left B-pillar) Engine #: on horizontal flat on engine block to rear of coil Club: Vintage Triumph Register, P.O. Box 655, Howell, MI 48844 Web: vizor° Alternatives: 1968-74 MGB, 1972-75 Jensen-Healey SCM Investment Guide: C COMPS Chassis number: CF-30455 UO p roduced from 1969 to 1976, the Triumph TR6 marked the end of the line for the traditional sports car. As such, they have become much sought after by collectors and sports car enthusiasts. The TR6 offered here is a good-looking car in very presentable overall condition. The subject of a complete nut-and-bolt restoration in the mid-1 990s, this TR6 has been frequently driven since. Despite its use, the car has remained in tidy overall condition and would be highly suitable for continued use and enjoyment as-is. This TR6 runs, drives and operates very well, and is a true pleasure to drive. Finished in the sporting livery of blue with brown interior, the low-slung and aggressive TR6 looks as good as it sounds. This is truly a driver's car, and offers an authentic British sports car experience. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $17,600 at the RM Monterey sale, held August 19-20, 2005. The TR6 was the last of the classic, open headlamp series of Triumph TR sports cars that began with the TR2 in 1954. By the TR6 's belated debut in 1969, Standard Triumph was scrambling to hold onto a position of eminence in the vast U.S. market while grappling with having been subsumed by the British Leyland conglomerate. Triumph recognized the need to replace the aging TR5 body style, as well as provide afresh design to flaunt its 2.5-liter inline-six. Triumph's longstanding styling firm Michelotti was filly occupied with other British Leyland projects, so the German coachbuilding firm Kamann was tapped for the new model. It was given the mammoth task of executing the design, as well as manufacturing the necessary tooling, while retaining the basic inner structure of its predecessor as a costcutting measure, all within 14 months. Karniann executed its assignment well, as the new TR6's inner panels, .floor pans, bulkhead, doors, wheel arches and windscreen were virtually 42 1974 Triumph TR6 identical to the Michelotti-penned TR4 that dated back to late 1961 (and had evolved over the years into the TR4A, TR5, and TR250). The redesign was contained mainly in the inner and outer wings, front and rear ends, as well as the bonnet and boot lid. The result was a purposeful, modern design that disguised the aged underpinnings. Those used to the raw, no-frills, "buckboard with a motor" feel of an early TR will initially .find the TR6 a bit mushy, as its softer independent rear suspension seems to squat under acceleration. But the TR6 is well suited for long touring with its many improvements, including a redesigned soft top, comfortable seats, and an attractive optional hardtop. Like the Jaguar E-type before it, no extraordinary effort was expended by the factor), in regard to the fit and finish of body panels and it is rare to find a true, unrestored, unmolested, original TR6 with perfectly symmetrical panel gaps. Excellent panel fit is usually only found in carefully restored cars with the work performed by those well versed in the art of panel fitmnent. Lot #A127, S/N CF22945U Condition: 3 Sold at $9,975 Mecum, St. Charles, IL, 10/22/2004 SCM ID# 35257 1975 Triumph TR6 Lot #15, S/N CR001508HE Condition: 2+ Sold at $13,450 H&H, Buxton, UK, 4/7/2004 SCM ID# 33773 The TR6 is the only model of the open-headlamp TR series (as opposed to the disappearing-headlamp TR7 and TR8) that has replacement body panels available through British Motor Heritage approved suppliers and produced on factory tooling. The available 60% of the original body tooling was saved, and the rest remanufactured. Fit and accuracy of these Sports Car Market


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panels is mostly excellent, with the exception of the bonnet, which usually needs a bit of tweaking. The 2.5-liter six, fed by a mechanical fuel pump through twin Stromberg I 75CD carburetors in U.S.-spec cars, is smooth and durable, easily able to achieve 200,000-phis miles without major problems given correct maintenance. Gearboxes and overdrives will also hold up well with proper care and maintenance, though it should be noted that .fluid levels in gearboxes can only be checked on a lift This means that regular attention in this area is often ignored, with owner-induced failures common. From 1969-73, a Laycock "A" type overdrive with actuation on second, third and top gear was an available option, similar to the units used on earlier Triumphs, Big Healeys, and Jaguar Midis and XKs. From 1974-76, a Laycock "J" type wired for actuation on third and top gear only was used, similar to those fitted to Spitfire 1500s, Triumph Stags, and certain " bits for the "J" type units are still available from as well as some aftermarket sources. Parts for th versions, however, are becoming difficult to obtaih Our subject car, with its serial number having t should have been factory-fitted with a "J" type ove the same escutcheon with the turn signal stalk on steering column. Be aware that many cars origina, no longer have the unit due to failure, and many suffix have been retrofitted. Total costs associated approach $4,000, but an overdrive car is certainly The TR6 suffers from a few design .flaws, ma suspension. It has a tendency towards severe under impossible for a single individual to push a dead backward when underfill wheel lock. Stress when can even crack or break the front lower suspensio points, which are essentially small sheet metal boxe the frame. Correct repair involves complete remova, after suspension dismantling, replacement of the mt exact locations, and the addition ofstrengthening gu The suspension can then be reassembled and aligne4 you that you do not want to pay for this sort of repair Ire a; - • C,) s a 8 8 RI 0 E E •■■.... a.. 4" a; ." c O. in •-• - _c E o C. C"..4 The rear differential assembly is bolted to the frame via four threaded pins that are welded to the frame, and steadied by an open, two-sided sheet metal box that is prone to cracking from repeated torqueing. You'll know it has failed when you hear a metallic click under acceleration or deceleration. The weak point is always the right forward mount, which then needs to be repaired by removing the exhaust, axles and suspension assembly, opening the cracks and welding them, then welding in some strengthening gussets. Again, this is not cheap or easy. There has been a tendency of late, due to the scarcity and cost of correct 185/70R15 tires and Armstrong knee-action rear shocks, for owners to fit readily available wider: lower profile tires and poorly engineered rear tube shock conversions. This just further exacerbates both of the aforementioned conditions, as well as leading to stress cracks in November 2005  Seat Ti John Shuck, wish I had never s( TR6. 1 was an offic when I bought a r Maryland (just one a TR4 windshield o to Texas with no m Things for TR6 to know: Frames ar steel, probably 14g thin. The rear cross especially vulnerabl never looked at unti tin worm has had its Steve Dishman,  OR: I had a '72 TR6 from 1973 to 1983. It was red over black, with small bumpers, no hardtop or overdrive, and more horsepower than later ones. Other than mufflers that went out every two years like clockwork (daily driver), the only thing that ever foiled was an American-made diode on the alternator. Lots of good times in that car. The rear lever action shocks were a E E -o o 5 F" 6 le it only in the fair , February to the n a lot of bang ecially in today 's rket. You get a m the straight six, sexy looks, ease od availability y are prone to ar quarters on or differential takes the torque, fork problems. well. These made a big improvement in handling—no more bobbing. I also added a roll bar, low enough to clear the soft top but high enough to add a level of safety. Brad Brioux, Vancouver, BC: I have owned a few TR6s, but the one that I spent the most time with was a 1972. This was my first real effort at getting involved in the collector car world. I owned the car for three Vales from 1956 through 1972, a few Etype roadsters, several 1965-1970 Mustangs, and four Shelby GT500s. These cars are all very different from the TR6 and they all have their special appeal. But the TR6 is a blast to drive, and it leaves you with plenty of change in your jeans.* rwise t e car is very strong and you can beat on it without much problem. Overall this is one my all time favorite cars to drive and own, noting that I have had many ' 5 S cr, 4, a_ s•-• dvise most people into the ground by 9airs made under ing other cars. A ?ck numbers, and -th the $17k paid ' in the '90s, and just about every rcreasingly diffi?Ok. Well bought, restoration busi. courtesy of the 43 Collector mrs most interesied in


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English Patient Gary Anderson Sending the Prince of Darkness on His Way Original starters were heavy, put a huge drain on the power supply when they turned the engine, and had a bad habit of burning out bearings L et's face it, our beloved British cars aren't perfect. Perhaps by standards of the period they were pretty good, but when compared to modern cars, they're really not very safe, certainly not as reliable, and you're not going to find one that has the 100,000-mile service intervals we've come to expect from new cars. Yet despite these shortcomings, we specifically buy these old cars today to take on 1,000-mile tours and other fun-time events. So in the spirit of tweaking for comfort and safety without changing the character of your old car or detracting from its value, here are seven changes for you to consider (of course, most of these apply to all old cars, not just those from England). Where applicable, we have included a representative Web site. But this is a situation where Google is truly your friend. SPIN-ON OIL FILTER Most older British cars came equipped with an elaborate cartridge system that makes changing the oil filter a challenge. The original filters had bolts, washers, spacers, gaskets, and 0-rings. Leave any part off, install it Muhl-bladed fans keep the steam awax crooked or backwards, and you can easily wind up with oil all over your garage floor. Adapters are readily available from British car parts suppliers that allow you to use a standard modern spin-on oil filter from the nearest Pep Boys. Better, this change is simple to reverse. $150 (www.mossmotors. corn) LIGHTWEIGHT MULTIBLADE FAN Overheating is a standard problem with British cars. If you look at the rudimentary and crudely made two-blade or four-blade fans that were original equipment, this isn't surprising. Also, these old cast or pressed fan blades occasionally break free and spin into the radiator or body work. An easy solution is to replace the original fan with a modern lightweight plastic six-blade fan. You can usually find a suitable one in an auto parts store or through car clubs. $45-$75 (www.ntahc.org for Healey version, others at www.napaonline.com ) ALTERNATOR The original generators were just about adequate to power the headlights, taillights, and heater while recharging the battery, and they were big and heavy to boot. Your best bet is to replace it with a modern alternator. They're small, lightweight, and produce two or three times the power of the original generator. A bonus is that an alternator will power everything you could want to mount on the car, including those neat rally lights, your discretely installed audio system, and a power point for your cell phone and computer. $100-$150 (Installation info can be found at www.mgaguru .com/mgtech/electric/ac101.htrn) HIGH-RATIO STARTER Original starters were exceptionally heavy, put a huge drain on the power supply when they turned over the engine, and had a bad habit of burning out bearings. They also use a Rube Goldberg arrangement of springs and gears to engage the ring gear, another typical source of starter problems. Fortunately, the Japanese have come up with small, lightweight gear-reduction starters that draw much less power to spin up the engine, will spin it faster, and are a bolt-in replacement. $269 (www.aptfast.com ), or buy a rebuilt 1988-91 Isuzu Trooper starter for your MGA/MGB and similar models for $85. (www.autoexpress.safeshopper.com ) 12-VOLT BATTERY Many British cars came with two six-volt batteries mounted on the frame behind the seats that were only accessible after you'd removed the dog, the luggage, the carpet, and the access door. Though you're probably still stuck with the original location, at least you can pull out the two old six-volt batteries, and replace them with one good deep-cycle, low-maintenance 12-volt battery the same size as one of the old six-volt jobs. $65-$85 at any auto parts supplier. MODERN FUSE PANEL Nearly all British cars came with two fuses. Typically one fused the horn and the other fused most of the other electrical circuits. This setup has led to long, learned treatises on what happens when the smoke escapes from the electrical circuit of a British car. A good idea is to add some inline fuses—for example, to the rear light circuit and the front light circuit—so that a short doesn't result in total loss of lights or complete incineration of the entire electrical system. A better idea is to install a modern fuse panel in some discrete but accessible place in the interior or engine compartment, and run each of the separate circuits through its own fuse. This change isn't easily reversible, but it costs less than $25, improves the car's reliability and in many cases enhances its value. (A good list of instructions that apply to almost every British Car can be found at www.mgaguru.com/mgtech/electric/et201b.htm) FIVE-SPEED TRANSMISSION Though this improvement is expensive, substitution of a five-speed transmission from a Japanese junker or English Ford for the original transmission, using one of the readily available conversion kits on the market, is a good thing in most British marques. A modem five-speed will provide smoother shifting, generally better intermediate gearing, and a nice top gear for 70-mph cruising. You won't be able to accelerate any faster, but at least you won't be terminally uncomfortable at cruising speed. $2,500-$3,000 (www.quantumechanics.com)• 44  Sports Car Market


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1947 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet With its factory in rubble thanks to repeated B-17 strikes, Alfa assembled the parts left over from pre-war 6C 2500 production by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced 1939-52 Number produced: 458 (Super Sport) Original list price: $5,500 cabriolet ($5,100 1952 coupe) SCA4 Valuation $175,0004350,000 Rating: 8 Tune-up: $800 Distributor caps: $90 (Bosch equivalent) Chassis #: bulkhead Engine #: intake side of block Club: 6(2500 Register, Malcolm Harris, Parlcside Publications, 999 3rd Ave., Suite 3210, Seattle, WA 98104 Alternatives: 1947 Cisitolia 202 cabriolet, 1948 Maserati A61500, 1948 Delahaye 135MS COMPS 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Lot #18, S/N 915810 Condition: 2 Sold at $129,375 RM, Monterey, CA, 8/1612002 SCM ID# 28814 Chassis number: 915568 A lfa Romeo offered a full range of models within the 6C 2500 line, from the Freccia d'Oro sedans to lightweight competition spiders. Although prewar in its basic design, the post-war 6C 2500s were boldly innovative among their competitors and contemporaries. Introduced in 1939 as a successor to the highly successful 6C 2300, the 6C 2500 was already a highly developed and competent automobile when production resumed in 1946. The modest Turismo single-carbureted version produced 87 bhp, while the triple-carbureted SS pounded out 105 bhp at 4800 rpm. Built on a 106" wheelbase with a generously braced chassis frame, the 6C 2500 SS was the last of Alfa Romeo's vehicles to be built in series with a separate body and frame. With low-set covered headlights, thin-blade bumpers that reinforced the bright-rimmed horizontal air intakes and a thin chrome hood spear, Pinin Farina gave the 6C 2500 SS cabriolet an elegant and imposing look. With only 26 6C 2500 SS cabriolets believed to have been built in 1947, this is an extremely rare automobile. Discovered in the early 1970s in the parking lot of a Burbank movie studio, it was first delivered by Alfa Romeo in Milan on April 4, 1948. Acquired by the present owner in the early '80s, the intervening history is unknown but its discovery at a movie studio is nothing if not intriguing. When acquired by the present owner it was apparent that it was completely original and the engine had never been apart. The engine, electrics, brakes, body, paint, brightwork 46  and upholstery were all redone. This is a crisp, sharp, powerful and distinctive Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS cabriolet with the long legs needed for tours, yet so elegant that it will get a firm round of applause from concours attendees. The SOLI Analysis: This car sold for $192,500, including buyer 's premium, at the Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach sale held August 21, 2005. Alfa Romeo entered the1940s as a company on the verge of great change. Although production continued on various 6C models well into 1943, and development work in new V8 and V12 super luxury cars was being done in a hide-away facility in the countryside, already the move away from large-displacement bespoke chassis for the very wealthy had begun. As Alfa had only sold five cars to the general public in 1936, clearly a move down-market was in order. Under the direction of Wilfredo Ricart, the company's talented and politically connected chief engineer, a group headed by Bruno Trevisan developed a revolutionary small car code-named "Gazelle." This car, a 6C 2000, featured a DOHC aluminum six, with a rear-mounted four-speed transmission and fully independent suspension, and was intended to be the Sports Car Market 1949 Alfa Romeo 6(2500 SS Lot #30,5/N 915797 Condition: 2+ Sold at 5126,500 RM, Amelia Island, FL, 3/10/2001 SCM ID# 27969


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car to take Alfa to new markets at the end of the war The reality was rather different. With its factory in rubble thanks to repeated B-17 strikes, and little money available for development work, Alfa assembled the parts left over from earlier 6C 2500 production and reintroduced the model in 1945, when it produced nine cars. "Production" began in earnest the next year with 165 cars leaving the factory, and was in full swing in 1947, when this car was one of 486 produced. It was more than a miracle that Alfa was actually selling more cars in a very depressed Europe than it had managed to move in the last years of peace. All this is to say that while the post-war 6C 2500 looked modern, it was really anything but. These cars have a very vintage feel today (although they were advanced in the late '30s), and as the auction company copy alludes, all 105 hp "pounded out" by the triple-carbureted SS engine is needed to bring any sort of grunt to move the rather heavy bodies most of them wore. And the resulting grunt is, at best, a faint one. As (gently) rolling sculpture, these cars are hard to beat—the sleek lines of Pinin Farina make the car look much smaller than it actually is and abound in neat art deco design details. This car was restored to a very high "driver" level and would be terrific for the those 1,000-mile rally/tour events that cover flat states like Texas. Leave the hills of the California Mille to the guys with the Gitilietta Veloces. Given how speed-challenged the SS models are, restoring a standard, single-carb model as a tour car is an act of sheer folly. If you must restore a non-SS, do it for show and display purposes only. Prices for these big post-war Alfas have been slowly climbing, completely dependent on model, specs and location. Much more popular in Europe than the U.S., they can be had from the mid-$70,000s for the best of the standard factory Freccia d 'Oro coupes to over $300,000 for the most desirable Villa d 'Este Touring-bodied cars. The vague Hollywood connection mentioned in the catalog on this car is quite likely, given that the first owners of these very expensive cars were most often film stars and playboys, to whom looking good in a car was more important than how fast it was. Given the condition of the car, its attractive color combination and SS specification, the price paid was market-correct, and perhaps even a bit of a bargain. (Donald Osborne is a long time Alfa and Etceterini owner, and a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers. Description in this profile courtesy of the auction company)• Seat Time Oliver Collins, Toronto, ON: I have owned 17 Alfas, including three 1948 6C 2500 SS models. Two of them were Pininfarina cabriolets, and my most recent is a Touring three-window coupe. I have just returned from Pebble Beach with the 6(2500 SS Touring, where we were fortunate to win third in our class and the Road & Track Trophy for "the car they would most like to drive." In terms of driving a 6( 2500 SS, it is a real touring car with a strong 2.5-liter engine and three two-barrel Weber carbs. The 6(2500 S has only one carb and is twelve inches longer. The 6(2500 is larger and heavier then you would imagine for an Alfa, which makes for a comfortable highway ride over long distances. The original owner of one of my Pininfarinas told me they drove it 1,000 miles each month, from Capetown to Johannesburg, in 1948. The 6C 2500 was always a sleeper during the rapid price appreciation in the '80s, but then they didn't fall bock too hard, either, when it was all over. They seem to be getting more attention lately with prices for a complete and running car in the low $100,000s, and restored cars from 5175k to 5300k, depending on model and quality of restoration.• November 2005 47


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1962 Maserati 3500 GT Like all bottom feeders and wanna-bees, I hoped to steal this unrestored car by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced: 1957-64 Number produced: 1,991 Original list price: $12,300 (with optional wire wheels) SCM Valuation: $27,000-$35,000 Tune-up cost: $1,750 Distributor caps: $850 Chassis #: firewall Engine #: side of the block Club info: Maserati Club International, Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 Web: maseratinet.com Alternatives: Alfa 2600 Sprint, Ferrari 250 GTE, Maserati Sebring SCM Investment Grade: C COMPS A s the first volume-built production Maseratis and marketed from 1957 to 1964, these extremely handsome Grand Touring coupes became the company's financial saviors during a particularly difficult period. Like Ferrari, Maserati tended to focus on its racing cars rather than road cars and the resulting irregular cash flow had put the company on a shaky financial footing by the end of the 1950s. The production and sale of nearly 2,000 3500 GT coupes—the U.S. list price some $12,300—likely saved the company and encouraged Maserati's owner Orsi to re-enter the competition arena with the famous "Birdcage" series of sports racing cars (1959 to 1965). Many improvements were incorporated during its rather lengthy six-year production period. Disc brakes became standard in 1960 and a ZF five-speed transmission replaced the former four-speed unit. Borrani's alloy-rimmed wire wheels are rarely seen as they were an expensive option for most production years. The 1961 example shown here, chassis number AM101-1818, is an unusual find since it is believed to be totally original, even down to its faded and imperfect red paint and black interior. The odometer shows approximately 70,000 km (42,000 miles) and is thought to be correct. Although this Maserati has been in storage for a decade or two, the engine was recently coaxed to life and now runs very well, considering its long hibernation. The brakes, however, are another story, as they require a total service. Every old car has to have a program or concept of usage. The present owner's original plan has a lot of merit and may be of interest to this Maserati's next caretaker. He was going to service the car mechanically to run well—a practical plan, since it would not be expensive, likely only requiring a tune-up, change of fluids and a major service, in addition to the aforementioned brake refurbishment. Not a fan of trailer queens, he planned to leave the original exterior (which seems to be absolutely rust- 48  free) and interior exactly as they are now. Like he says, "I wanted it to look like a guy driving an original Maserati 3500 GT in say, 1975, when it was just a used car." Note that this vehicle is titled as a 1962. The SCM Analysis: This car sold for $37,400, including buyer's premium, at the RM Monterey Sports and Classic Car auction, August 20, 2005. The history of the Italian car industry is filled with last-minute reprieves from the brink—and Maserati 's bacon was saved by the successful launch of the 3500 GT in 1957. It also changed the nature of Maserati 's business, much in the same way the 1900 and Giulietta changed Alfa and the 250 GT 1963 Maserati 3500 GT Lot #112, S/N 10112148 Condition: 3 Sold at $57,152 Christie's, Paris, France, 2/12/2005 SCM ID# 37390 1962 Maserati 3500 GT Lot #221,5/N 1011218 Condition: 2+ Sold at $45,130 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 34144 changed Ferrari. Maserati went from a company which had built 137 road cars from 1946 to 1956 to a volume producer practically overnight. Carrozzeria Touring designed an elegant body, which recalled in basic form the earlier A llemano-bodied A6G54 coupe, but in a more modern late' 50s idiom and withjust enough bright trim to cater to trans-Atlantic tastes. Its 3.5-liter DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, with triple sidedraft two-barrel Weber carbs, was related to that of the rather unsuccessful 350 S race car. It boasted 240 hp at 5500 rpm and was a superblyflexible motor with a good deal of useful power and torque throughout the rev range. It's important, though, to make sure that the oil and water are sufficiently warmed before pushing the engine too hard, or dire results could occur Front disc brakes were standard from 1960 onwards and four-wheel Sports Car Market


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discs from 1961, allowing the 3500 GT to stop as well as it went. Another "development" was the adoption of Lucas fuel injection in 1962. This gave the 3500 Gil an additional 15 hp, a slightly higher top speed, and its owners fairly endless adventures in keeping it properly adjusted, until most finally ripped it out and retrofitted Webers. The car on offer at RA 1 presents an interesting situation. Like all bottomfeeders and wannabees, I looked at the car with great interest as a possible purchase. After all, the low estimate was a reasonable $19,000 and it was selling at no reserve. Surely I could buy it for $12,000 and do what the seller had planned: sort it out mechanically and have a superb "beater" vintage GT car. But of course, reality is a bit different First, getting it back into shape mechanically will certainly take the better part of $30k. Then, although the upper body was remarkably rust-free and the shut lines were excellent, could I even count on the floors being strong enough to anchor seat belts? At that point, assuming that I could actually live with an interior that, while original, was also basically in shreds, I would have $45k in the car As a very nice example can be had in the $35k-$50k range (our SCM range of $27k-35k is being updated), there's no way to then do paint and an interior and not end up spectacularly upside down. This car could still have made a better buy for someone looking to build a vintage racer While it's still necessary to ensure the strength of the floorpan and suspension mounting points, it's much less expensive to do the work for durability rather than aesthetic correctness. Much of the Do what Porsche does... 111111.1*"...r , interior could also be jettisoned for the track, eliminating another costly step, and the paint and plating required for a nice looking track car could likewise be accomplished at a lower cost. Nevertheless, when all was done you would most probably not be able to recover your expenses. At the $37,400 where it sold, this transaction is representative of a trend we have observed the past few years. Wretched, unrestored cars can bring over-the-top money. Examples include the barn-find 300SL (S/N 198040-4500167) that brought $240,500 at the recent Christie's auction in Greenwich, CT and the truly nasty Maserati 5000 GT (S/N 64) that Bonhams sold in Monaco in 2000 for the still magnificent sum of $333,063. That's often because the new owner gets the personal satisfaction of taking a heap and turning it into a jewel. It's certainly not an undertaking for the financially faint of heart. (Historical and descriptive information in this profile courtesy of the auction company.) • When Porsche Cars North America needs to transport the Carrera GT, they know who to rely on... Intercity Lines. We have been successful for 25 years by providing quality service, specializing in auto transport.. .it's all we do. We employ only the best of drivers, they're the #1 reason our loyal customers return — time and time again. Professional, courteous, and reliable; our drivers have over 300 combined years of auto transport experience. You can rely on Intercity as well. We provide fully enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service. We deliver anywhere in the continental United States. Proud Sponsor of Porsche Parade Exclusive transporter of the new Carrera GT Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 interotylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road • Warren, MA 01083 November 2005  r• A RNIO ***** "Rated 5-stars by epinions.com' 49


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German Profile Speedster Six-Pack: Instant Collection My idea might hold as much water as Oliver Stone telling us who shot Kennedy, but I think it was all part of a wickedly conceived plan by Steve Serbo Chassis number: 12223  1954 Porsche Speedster Prototype  T he Speedster is widely acknowledged to be the Porsche that spearheaded the company's successes in the United States and, ultimately, the world. The new open Porsche was the ultimate car for the enthusiast who wanted to drive during the week and go racing on the weekends. It received immediate acclaim and in both pushrod and four-cam versions was a mainstay on North American and European racing circuits. Legendary movie star James Dean also owned a 1500S Speedster, which was his first racer. It was also the car he traded in on the 550 Spyder in which he was tragically killed in an accident on the way to his first race in his new car. For every new model Porsche builds, there are prototypes and pre-series cars. However, these cars are destroyed and never reach customers. In the early days Porsche rarely designated a car as a prototype or pre-series vehicle. In fact, the only production car of the 356 series designated as a prototype is one of the Speedsters in this collection. For those who seek even more unusual examples, the collection also includes the only two Pre-A Carrera (four-cam) "RS" Speedsters with 547 Spyder motors. In addition, the first Speedster ever raced is part of the collection, 50  1954 Porsche 356 Speedster Chassis number: 80002 as is the first four-cam Carrera to see competition. It took more than 20 years to assemble and restore this collection of six stunning Speedsters. Each car was restored to impeccable standards by world-renowned expert Tim Goodrich, and each has won numerous awards. Many would argue that the Speedster was Porsche's most important car. Few would argue that the six stunning and rare open 356 Porsches on offer here constitute the finest collection of Speedsters extant anywhere in the world. The SCM analysis: This collection of six cars was offered as single lot, and failed to sell at the Bonhams and Butteifields Carmel sale, held August 19, 2005. I was there last year at the Speedster Reunion, having driven my Speedster across this beautifid land along with a pack of like-minded idiots— all 3,700 miles. As I arrived at the Reunion and strolled the grass of the Quail Lodge (lamenting once again that I hadn't shipped my car flown out a week early and spent the time playing golf on the premiere property), 1 began to devour the greatness of that many Speedsters in one place. Air-sucker nirvana was upon us geeks. DETAILS Years produced: 1954-59 Number produced: 4,243 Original list price: $2,295 SCM Valuation: $45,000-5200,000 Tune-up/major service: $350-5500 Distributor cap: $10 Chassis #: stamped in front compartment, just aft of spare tire and in front of fuel tank; also on chassis tag in driver's door jam and on factory plate next to gas tank on passenger side Engine #: on rear-mast portion of engine block, below generator and above crankshaft pulley Web: 356registry.org Club: 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Rd., Warren, MI 48092 Alternatives: 1953-55 Triumph TR2, 1956-59 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce, 1954-64 Mercedes-Benz 190S1 SCM Investment Grade: A/B As I read the car cards, I remember being oddly dumbstruck at so many significant early cars being attributed to one owner The same guy owns all of these cars? You're kidding me, I thought. I've known collectors who stick to one marque, one country, one era, but one type of car? Kudos for getting this impressive group together over 20 years of hard work, but I'm a bit weirded-out at the thought of anyone spending this much time on such a thing. But I'm not so freaked out anymore, as I've developed a theory that explains everything. This idea might hold as much water as Oliver Stone telling us who shot Kennedy, but I think it was all part of a Sports Car Market


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Chassis number: 80665  1954 Porsche Carrera Speedster  Chassis number: 80820 1955 Porsche Carrera RS Speedster  Maybe we're all wrong and there is at least one other guy who will benefit from having a sextet of similar yet different Porsches. This will no doubt play out over the next few months, but that yet-to-be-named bidder will likely have his eye on perhaps one or two of the cars (I'd take the prototype Speedster myself) and parcel Seat Time 1954 Porsche Speedster Chassis number: 80003 off the balance to recoup his dough. These things, in my opinion, are worth more sold singly. (Stephen Serio has been buying, selling and searching out barn find 356s for over 18 years. Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 1954 Porsche Speedster Chassis number: 80004 wickedly conceived plan. Organizing an entire event (two years of work, at least) around the anniversary of the Speedster in 2004, not only to share the love of these cars but to selfpromote your collection into the centerpiece, have a book produced, and get coverage in countless magazines, only to offer up the entire lot a year later at auction shows forethought of proportions that would dwarf Mount Olympus. But that 's what I think happened here. I chatted with an informal panel of Porsche lovers, dealers and collectors about this lot, and asked ff any of them would bid to own it or know anyone who would. (My unscientific panel consisted of Alex Finigan, Dave Mohlman, Art Vandelay, yours truly, and about ten other folks in the car world, including a guy who used to star in a TV sitcom.) The results were consistent, with the lovers of all things Ferry giving me a resounding "No." Not even a maybe. This is not because these cars are unimportant, but because rarely do sets of anything get sold like this. The rumor mill says that the reserve was $3m and the owner turned down $2.6m. If these were my cars and someone had made me this offer, I'd have six empty slots in my garage and be breakin' open the Nebuchadnezzar of Louis Roederer 1995 Cristal I've been keeping for that special occasion. November 2005 Mike Eisele, Paradise Valley, AZ: I paid about $3,000 for my 1958 Porsche Speedster in the early '70s. It was painted a decidedly non-stock metallic gold/bronze, and the engine had been upgraded to the later SC engine. It's one of the more beautiful designs ever conceived, and a definite chick magnet for a young single guy. However, when you get down to the driving and handling aspects, there is just not much going for it. A rickety '50s-vintage chassis equipped with suicide rear tuckin suspension, a tailed-up VW engine, no roll-up windows, barely a heater, a shifter mechanism that only a farmer could love, skinny tires on par with a Model T, and finished off with minimally efficient drum brakes. But, for the last five years, I've owned a 1955 Speedster. It's joyously fun to drive, especially on windy roads. Stay off the brakes and throttle steer to keep the rear end and engine behind you. The car is small and you sit very low to the ground, which, combined with the open cockpit and the low windshield, makes it feel much faster than your actual speed. The car is eligible for almost any local club or national driving event, and with some straightforward engine modifications and safety equipment, you're ready to vintage race. Speedsters were competitive in their day and they're still competitive in under-2-liter classes. Shane Mattaway, Lighthouse Point, FL: I owned a beautiful 1958 Porsche Carrera GS/GT Speedster #84906 for two years. It had over 50 first-place wins in the '50s and '60s, and Hans Stuck won the 1987 Sebring Historic race in it (he went on to win the 12-hour race in a Porsche 962 that same weekend). I raced the car twice at Sebring, once at Daytona and many times at Moroso in West Palm Beach. The car was a blast to drive. You could slide it with complete control through every turn and it had plenty of spunk (when above 4,000 rpm). Paul Newman drove the car one Moroso weekend, commenting, "This thing is a hoot to driver The car had only one problem: It was difficult to drive on the street. I would drive to the track, race around, then drive home. Launching from a stop light first was nerve-wracking, as the clutch chattered badly unless you revved it upwards of 4,000 and took off. I sold the beast simply because I had too many cars and the convertible was not easy to assemble, considering the car utilized its roll bar with hard tonneau cover instead for racing. I drive my cars and require a working convertible top, so bye-bye, Speedster.* 51


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager Affordability and Collectibility Meet Here A 911, if selected carefully, will have every bit as much resale potential as a 356 coupe T wenty thousand bucks doesn't seem to go far today, especially in our hot vintage market. After all, with Healeys at $60,000 and even some MGBs hitting $30,000, how could you expect to buy an obviously superior car (at least in my opinion) for such a small amount? But you can. My picks balance the issues of appreciation potential, maintenance hassle, and ease of purchase. All the choices below offer excellent driving potential, 1962 356B as one of the great secrets of the vintage Porsche world is that these old cars, when you are behind the wheel, don't feel nearly as old as they really are. THE 1-6 356B My choice in a 356 for under $20,000 would be the best 1962-63 B coupe I could find. This model is the final body design for the 356 (the "1-6") and one of the better bargains. Values are quite stable, and a decent #2 car will just make our budget. It won't be perfect, but should have no big flaws, like significant rust, a noisy engine, or a clapped-out interior. A 356 will provide the maximum "style points" for your money. They are old and rare enough to attract lots of attention, as well as an almost unending supply of smiles and friendly questions. However, 356s do require a reasonable level of mechanical attentiveness. This is not to say they are fussy, as when new they were very reliable and still can be. But many 356s have been bodged over the years, and the result is often a poor running and semi-reliable drivetrain. Unless you are highly knowledgeable, you'll need to find a wrench who knows 356s. In the plus column for a 356 is one of the largest and most active model-specific clubs anywhere, the Porsche 356 Registry (which I also write for). They maintain a "talk list" that provides instant Internet access to a host of talented 356 folks.Visit their site at www.356registry.org ; you don't need a 356 to join the club or the talk list. A good 356 is also an easy car to sell, with many people looking to enjoy its many virtues. THE EARLY 9115 An early 911(1965-73) is the other option. These provide a different set of trade-offs from the 356 and considerably widen your choices. For starters, you can still get an open car, the Targa. This is no longer possible in a 356 where a drivable but lousy open 356 starts at about $35,000. In addition, the mechanical sophistication and substantial performance increase of the 911 make this a rather different breed than the charming but old-technology 356. The early 911 world splits into two factions, the original, short wheelbase cars from 1965 to 1968 and the significantly improved long wheelbase 911s from 1969 to 1973. For a first 911, unless you find a very nice SWB car at an excellent price, I'd advise you to get a LWB. Porsche made numerous improvements in 1969 that make owning a used one a generally lower-cost and much happier event. Not only did the longer wheelbase improve the car's handling, the drivetrain, body and interior were improved in many large and small ways. Your might be able to locate a sunroof coupe for under $20,000, but Targas are much easier to find. You won't have quite the rock-solid integrity of the coupe, but the trade-off for open-air motoring is worth it to 52  1973 911 many owners. In general, Targas cost about the same as coupes (other than the rare soft rear window Targas, built mostly on the early short wheelbase cars, which command a premium). The good news is that any well-sorted 911 is a great car to drive, and most are quite easy to make right. The engineering on the 911 engine and transmission are so far advanced over the 356 (and the 356-engined 912) that 91Is can exist as sunny day cars almost forever. On 1969 and later cars, the main mechanical upgrade is Carrera-style chain tensioners. If the car you are looking at has these, there is a good chance the car has had good care. VALUES A 911, if selected carefully, will have every bit as much resale potential as a 356 coupe. But you'll have to move quickly—while 356 coupe values are well established and quite stable, early 911 prices have moved sharply in the last few years, and seem destined to continue upwards. 911 values are quite sensitive to model designation, unlike the 356s, where engine output has just a modest effect. A 911S can be worth twice what a 9111 will bring, but most 911S cars will be out of your price range anyway. Don't despair, however, as the 911T or the mid-range 911E are great cars to drive, with their torquey engines and less-fussy specifications. You should find a decent 911T starting at about $15,000, with Es a few thousand more. STYLE, PERFORMANCE, AND OPTIONS For style points, the 911 is a much more familiar shape than the 356, although these early 911s have bright trim and quite different details than later cars. A good technician is always helpful for a 911, but the big difference, when compared to a 356, is the smaller chance that the 911 has been hacked together with non-original drivetrain pieces like Chinese-made pistons and cylinder sets, improper crankshafts, and incorrect carbs. The performance envelope of the 911 is a big step up from the 356, although those with both early 911 and 356 cars often report their 356s remain great fun to drive, within their own modest performance window. The 911 provides many more options as to road wheels (painted steel, chrome, Fuchs forged alloys in varying widths, Mahles and ATS cast wheels, just to name the stock offerings), modern radios, sports seats, and so on. Under $20,000, you'll find a selection of 356 and 911 Porsches that will be fun to drive, reliable, and have good appreciation potential. You'll be entering an area of the Porsche hobby that is very active with plenty of fellow travelers. As far as fun for your dollar, these entry-level vintage Porsches can be one of the real sweet spots of the old-car hobby. (Jim Schrager is author of "Buying, Driving and Enjoying the Porsche 356," he also writes for the 356 Registry Magazine.). Sports Car Market


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Photos: Russo and Stee le American Profile 1965 Shelby GT 350 If you're shopping for a '65 Shelby, you want to buy a car with the battery in the trunk, a shoddy hood, and as low a serial number as you can find by Colin Corner DETAILS Years produced: 1965 Number produced: 521 Original list price: $4,428 SCM Valuation: $150,000-5175,000 Tune-up/major service: $350 Distributor cap: 515 Chassis #: Shelby VIN tag on left inner fender in engine compartment, also stamped on right inner fender near shock tower Engine #: right side of engine block, above oil pan rail, corresponds to Ford VIN Club: Shelby American Automobile Club, P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069 Web site: saac.com Alternatives: 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Coda coupe SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: SFM5018 T his is a very rare and original '65 Shelby, one of the few remaining two-digit cars in existence as car #18. Celebrity status is also bestowed on this car as it was previously owned by Reggie Jackson. The car has recently undergone a complete and professional restoration and a professional rebuild of the original engine. With only 458 miles since restoration, S/N SFM5018 is a consistent Best of Show and First Place winner, which has been meticulously maintained by a fastidious owner. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $324,500 at Russo and Steele 's Monterey sale, held on Aug. 20, 2005. The new-for-I 964 Mustang was a hit, but in standard form it had no teeth. Ford wanted a performance version of the car that could go after the Corvette in SCCA B Production racing, so it tagged Carroll Shelby to build one. Starting with the new fastback body style and a 289-ci, 271-hp "K code" V8, Shelby created the GT 350. It was the right car at the right time, putting Ford on the SCCA racing map, and leading Shelby to a promising future modifying Mustangs. Today the GT 350 is regarded as the purest of all the Shelby Mustangs built from 1965-1970. With the Shelby-ized "K code" making 306 hp and bellowing through a barely legal factory side exhaust, the car is pure performance nirvana. Its close-ratio aluminum Borg Warner T-10M four-speed with steep, 3.89:1-geared Detroit Locker differential, quick steering, competent suspension, and big brakes make it one of the few cars to leave Detroit that was truly ready for track duty right out of the box. In the Shelby world, 1965 GT 350s have always been the ones to own, as they are wonderful, multi-purpose street and track cars, along the lines of a Ferrari 250 SWB. Shelby went on to produce many more 54 Mustang variants, including big block GT 500s, but to the cognoscenti, the first were the best. Shelby produced just 521 street cars and a scant 34 R-model competition GT 350s in 1965. The earlier the car is, the better, where values are concerned. "Two-digit" cars, as they have become known, are the most valuable. These were Shelby's .first allotment from Ford, and as such, they occupy a unique place in Shelby Mustang history. Early cars have the battery in the trunk, 16-inch Moto Lita steering wheels (just like the Cobra), and other unique features. As production increased, many running changes occurred. Soon the GT 350 went to a 1965 Shelby GT 350 Lot #5540, S/N SFM55176 Condition: 2+ Sold at $140,250 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/13/2004 SCIA ID# 34902 1965 Shelby 61 350 Lot #1517, 5/N SFM5S374 Condition: 3Sold at $76,185 Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA, 8/17/2002 SCM ID# 28985 15-inch steering wheel, the quality of the fiberglass hoods improved, and the battery moved back up front around car #325. So if you're shopping for a '65 Shelby, you want to buy a car with the battery in the trunk, a shoddy hood, and as low a serial number as you can find. But make sure you do your homework as there is a reason why almost any car that seems like a great deal is being sold so cheaply. Many GT 350s have "storied" pasts (not the good kind of stories), and have shed many of their important and valuable original parts over the years. The Shelby American World Registry, an invaluable resource, Sporn Car Market


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has nearly every car listed, along with all known history. I also recommend an inspection by a Shelby expert. As the owner of a '65 GT 350, I follow this market quite closely, and values have taken a significant jump since 2002. I have seen good driver-quality, three-digit serial number cars selling in the $150k-$200k range, and concours examples bringing offers of $250k-$275k that were turned down. Two-digit cars are practically non-existent on the open market, and I know of just two that have sold privately in the last two years. Our subject car #18, is a fantastic example of an early GT 350. I inspected the car at the auction, and was impressed with its quality. The long-term owner was present, and was quite obviously as fastidious as described in the auction catalog. He had great paperwork, the car had a fully documented history, and it was restored properly. While not the best example extant, it is the kind of car I like to see. As such, I recommended the purchase of #18 to a client of mine. We discussed the values outlined above, and he decided that it was best to pay a premium here to get a premium car It appears as i fa few other bidders came to the same conclusion, as there was active bidding all the way up to the hammer. My client ended up with the winning bid, and is thrilled with his new car. I have always said that a live auction is the best way to establish value. It is a marketplace where the seller 's perception of worth is met with the harsh reality of what buyers will actually pay This auction shows that there is a strong demand for great '65 GT 350s, and not enough cars to go around. While the price paid here was substantial, in today's market, I don't think it was a ridiculous amount of money for entry into the elite "two digit" club. A fair deal for all involved. Consider the bar for '65 GT 350s raised yet again. (Corner is founder and president of Colin 's Classic Automobiles, as well as being an avid Shelby collector and historian. Historical and descriptive information in this profile courtesy of the auction company)• Seat Time Robert Ross, Los Angeles, CA: I've got a 1965 Shelby G.T. 350, #5S270, which I've owned for about a year and a half. The car, which had been on blocks in the second owner's garage since 1975, underwent a ground-up restoration over the course of a year and is now a really exceptional example of the breed. The car was every restorer's dream: All the numbers match and the metal work is original, virtually rust-free and never subjected to an accident. It's a real runner at 100 mph, and for sheer idiot-proof fun, the Shelby is hard to beat. The 289 may be one of the most flexible and enjoyable motors of all time, and the sound is really second to none. The Shelby altogether commands respect from the guy behind the (slippery and fragile wooden) wheel. The fly in the ointment is that these cars are valued at sums that prevent worry-free use by any but A) collectors with unlimited resources, or B) owners who paid $1,200 for their example in the mid-1970s. Others, like me, are caught in between. Heretical as it may be, I'd suggest that a 1966 Mustang fastback with some Shelby parts and white paint job with blue stripes can get the some job done as the original for a tenth of the price.* November 2005  55


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Race Car Profile 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype Whoever won the battle to own this car spent an absolutely scandalous amount of money to do so, presumably because the car is so historically important by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1964-69 Number produced: 102 (prototype, production, and Mirage) Original list price: $16,000 SCM Valuation: $800,000-$1,300,000 (competition cars) Cost per hour to race: $1,000 Distributor cap: $15 (original 289 engine) Chassis #: various tags on chassis, also on ID plate Chassis number: GT/103 I n April of 1964 the Ford GT40 was unveiled to the automotive press, and the journalists and industry executives alike were awestruck by the innovative monocoque design and dashing good looks. Sadly for Ford, the GT cars would quickly fall out of favor as the beautiful cars were racking up DNFs at a blistering pace throughout 1964. With Shelby already on the payroll and his abilities in the spotlight, it was only natural that Ford would send him the third and fourth prototypes, S/N GT/103 and S/N GT/104, at the end of the 1964 season to prepare to race in 1965. Shelby and his mechanics' approach to the Ford GT40 was genius. Instead of being wildly innovative when they needed reliability, they simplified things and went with components they knew would perform and last on the race track. First, they installed one of their reliable and potent Ford 289 race engines. Further improvements included scrapping the wire wheels for larger yet lighter ones made of magnesium that offered more grip and better handling. They relocated several coolers, modified the ducting, improved the Colotti transaxle internals, and added extra venting to the front brake rotors. The cars were shipped to Daytona Beach for the opening race of the 1965 season, where GT/103 raced into the history books. It was not only the first GT40 to finish a race, but it also finished first, with Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby at the wheel. Following its victory at Daytona, the car finished second at Sebring, and third at Monza. The example we offer today is that very same Daytona-winning prototype, S/N GT/103. Completed in June 1964, GT/103 is the earliest known serial number GT40 in existence. Fitted with the highperformance 289 engine and mated to a ZF five-speed gearbox, GT/103 was sold in January 1966 to Mr. William Wonder of New York. He privately entered GT/103 in several races every year until 1970, when he decided to retire the car. In order to remain competitive, Mr. Wonder had updated GT/103 with the latest factory parts when they became available to him. Modifications included the fitment of Ford Mk III brakes, modified single outlet front insert, Koni shocks, and even wider eight-inch front and eleven-inch rear Halibrand wheels. A decision was made at a later time to begin slowly returning the 56  car to its 1965 race-wining glory. The blue interior paint has been touched up at some point in time, but remains highly original. The car is still fitted with an original FoMoCo windshield. Miraculously, some of the original 1964 components fitted still have their factory #103 markings today. GT/103 is currently fitted with a four-cam 255ci Indy engine, the type of engine that could be found in Ford-powered Indy cars circa 1966/67. While it is clear that GT/103's most significant point in time was its victory at Daytona, this highly original, early prototype example is ready for more track time. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $2,502,500 at Rill 's Monterey sale, held August 20, 2005. This car is a prime example of one of the great dilemmas facing the collector car hobby: What is the "correct" specification for vintage race cars? While street cars come from the factory and don't change, racing cars can evolve over time, particularly if they have long careers. 1967 Ford GT40 Mk I Lot #698, S/N 40P1059 Condition: 2Sold at $347,760 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/16/2003 SCM ID# 30139 My favorite thing about racing is that it revolves around the accumulation of knowledge and the development of technology. A race car stands as a clear example of the best machine that a very smart, very motivated group of people could create using the knowledge, technology and materials that were available to them at that particular moment in time. As such, a race car is a cultural artifact, a relic of immense historical interest and value. This is, admittedly, a purist point of view. In the days when race Sports Car Market Engine #: engines were not numbered Club: GT40 Enthusiasts Club Ltd., Treetops, The Woodlands, Manor Road, Penn, High Wycombe, HP10 81D, U.K. Web: gt40enthusiastsclub.com Alternatives: 1964-65 Ferrari 2501M, 1962-65 Shelby 260/289 Cobra SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS 1972 Ford 6T40 Mk III Lot #107, 5/N GT40 P/1112 Condition: 2 Sold at $301,833 Christie's, London, UK, 3/24/2003 SCM ID# 30804


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cars actually lasted for more than one season, they were not considered artifacts. They were tools, weapons for the battle, and anything that could be done to make them faster or better was done. This divergence in attitude persists in contemporary vintage racing, with some organizations (notably the FIA) trying to preserve cars to a "point in time" specification while the "I gotta run at the front" crowd tries to find ways to make a 1964 car go as fast as a 1970 one. The car pictured here started out as Ford's original concept of what the GT40 should be—however flawed that was—but over its racing life was modified so that today little remains of the original car that left the factory, save its chassis number Whoever won the battle to own this car spent an absolutely scandalous amount of money to do so, presumably placing far more importance on the history of the car than the current historical correctness of the vehicle. So what was actually purchased here? There seems to be no question that this car really is S/N 103, apparently in single ownership since it left Ford Advanced Vehicles in 1966. There is no suggestion that it was ever crashed or seriously damaged, so the tub is original and serviceable. The car is back in its blue and white Daytona livery, and has a very nice patina. Everything else, however is just .fiat wrong, even using 1965 Daytona as your reference. This car never used a fourcam Indy engine in period, and there 's debate as to whether anyone did. The transaxle is incorrect, the wheels aren't right, and the brakes have been modified. The body is even wrong—just look at the historic and contemporary photos in the auction catalog and you can see that they're barely even similar What we 've really got here is a 1969-spec club racer being sold as a piece of history, which the physical specimen is not. It is a real car that has come by most of its modifications honestly (except for the engine, which is very cool but doesn 't belong), but this is not a historically important artifact anymore (even though the chassis number will always carry historical significance), as it doesn't tell us anything about what racing technology was like in 1964 or 1965. Thus the new owner has a problem. Having spent a wad of money buying an important chassis number fitted with a body and drivetrain that is incorrect in most details, but still exotic, fast, and reliable, does he spend a pile more to return it to its original specification? If he does, The GT40 on route to its first overall win at Daytona he can be proud of his contribution to history. But at the same time, his car will be relatively slow and unreliable compared to lesser-storied GT4Os costing a fourth as much. (Except in Europe, where the FIA runs a pre-1966 class where this car could excel.) For $2.5 million, my assumption is that the new owner had the right experts by his side, and knew exactly what he was buying. He's got a historical artifact that has the potential to be restored to represent a significant moment in automotive history. But if hejust wanted a weapon, modified so that he can run at the front of the pack, he spent way too much. (Thor Thorson has been hooked on race cars since the late '50s and actively involved with vintage racing since the late '70s. Historical and descriptive information in this profile courtesy of the auction company)•


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SCM Monterey Mania SCM on the Monterey Peninsula The gang gives you their opinions on Monterey Madness: the good, the bad, and the ridiculously expensive I n our hotel room, through the thick fog, we can hear the rumble and whine of small jets headed toward the Monterey Jet Center just behind us. One after another they buzz the hotel on approach, each with its payload of wealth and unchecked automotive enthusiasm. By noon, no matter where you are on the Monterey Peninsula, the marine layer is gone, burned away by the sunshine and warmth that make this place so desirable year round. And it seems that, no matter which event you attend at any given moment, that is the place to be. Perhaps that's why they invented private helicopters. Concorso for brunch, Quail for tea, RM for supper. Who could ever go hungry with that line-up? Though I missed out on The Quail (not having figured out how to clone myself), I did manage to put myself into the thick of nearly everything else, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of this most important motorhead weekend. It's difficult, even in retrospect, to sift through the blur and choose those moments that stand out—those people and cars and bits of overheard dialog that made my weekend great. The different approaches each auction company took to present its wares was certainly a lesson in style, with Russo and Steele going the Vegas way, Christie's travelling the BBC News route, and the rest settling somewhere in between. Concorso afforded me my first up-close-and- personal encounters with many exotics, but only the black 1955 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato stands apart. At Gooding I stood over the intricate exhaust work of a 1969 Ferrari 312 Fl racer, marveling at Forghieri's tribute to the writhing snakes of Medusa's hair. And then there's Laguna Seca. Hard to say whether it's the track or the cars that hold more sway. As a longtime Cunningham fan, I took great pleasure in the sight and sound of a C4-R at speed, while the silent display of "Le Monstre" left me to giggle and swoon at the same time. Dinos at Concorso If I took anything from my first trip to Monterey, however, it is this: The third week of August brings out the "haves" and the "have mores." The distinction becomes quite clear the longer you prowl the peninsula. Sure, you may drive a Murcielago, and sure, on the road there is little that can keep pace. But at night, when it's parked in the Super 8 lot surrounded by five similar machines differentiated only by color schemes, you're then just a "have," left to wonder whose jet—and the "have mores" it contains—has just buzzed your hotel.—Stelan Lombard, Auction Editor • aVYA"710 and" Stirling Moss


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David Slama General Manager Times in Monterey: Five Car you wanted in your garage: 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Car you wouldn't let near your garage: 1950-something pink motor home High point: Seeing a McLaren Fl being used and parked just like any other car Low point: Knowing I'll never have a McLaren Fl Overheard: Drunk woman in see-through dress at an auction bar talking to the bartender: "We have a car in this show, don't we get free drinks?" Tad Dinsmore Senior Sales Manager Times in Monterey: First Car you wanted in your garage: Mercedes CLK-GTR Factory team car at the Gooding auction Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Maserati Biturbo coupe (Fool me once...) High point: Meeting and being photographed with Sir Stirling Moss Low point: Missing lunch with Brian Redman on Thursday Overheard: "Can I bid? I'll just get outbid anyway." Said by a bottle-blonde woman, at least 20 years her partner's junior, as bidding surpassed the $3m mark on the Cartiere-Ricci Ferrari 340/375MM at the Gooding Auction. Kristen Ha II-Geisler Editorial Manager Times in Monterey: First Car you wanted in your garage: The lone golden Citroen that somehow wormed its way into Concorso Italian° and sat next to the Ferraris Car you wouldn't let near your garage: 1903 anything High point: Watching the VW van sell at Gooding for a ridiculous $99,000, including commission Low point: Paying $10 for three Cokes at the Quail Overheard: One 50-something guy to another, near the Maybach display at Pebble Beach: "Do you think Eminem would want one of those?" November 2005  A tribute to the Carrera Panamericana at the Quail Michael Sheehan Contributing Editor Times in Monterey: Attended every year from 1970 to date, with a few years off in the mid-90s because of divorce Car you wanted in your garage: The Ferrari Breadvan or 512 S Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Overpriced muscle cars High point: Ferrari prices on-market, no stupid buying Donald Osborne Contributing Editor Times in Monterey: 18 Car you wanted in your garage: Alfa Romeo BAT 5, 7 or 9 Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Messerschmitt KR300 High point: Someone I know won three prizes at Pebble, had a car come second in a tight race at Laguna Seca and went home with the NART Spyder. Low point: I didn't go home with the NART Spyder. Overheard: Two car wranglers at Bonhams & Butterfield's Quail Lodge auction, talking about the sights of the weekend: "You see the world's most expensive restoration jobs on the cars and the women." Stephen Serio Contributor Times in Monterey: every year (but two) since 1989 Car you wanted in your garage: Ferrari 250 LM seen at the Historics or the Blue Lancia Aurelia Spyder on the lawn at Pebble Car you wouldn't let near your garage: The ridonkadoddle XK 120/140/150 kit car parked on the street in Cannel. Are you kidding me? High point: The party going on within the Aston Martin hospitality suite on the lawn at Pebble Beach. Good friends, good food and drink, fantastic view. Low point: Not accepting an offer on a private plane for the ride back. It came one day too early. Overheard: When looking at the custom one-off 1954 Corvette displayed at Pebble with the 1960s Ferrari dash, which was silly enough, and being told: "All those switches come from a Jag, you know." He was wrong, but it really didn't matter. John Apen Contributor Times in Monterey: More times than the harbor has seals Car you wanted in your garage: Ferrari Nembo Spyder at Christie's, but not at $895,000, or the NART Spyder at Gooding, but at a much lower price Car you wouldn't let near your garage: The VW Campmobile at Gooding would never get in my garage at $99,000! High Point: Close-in media parking at Concorso Italiano. Low Point: The hour of waiting in traffic to get to it. Overheard: From a principal at a leading auction house: "Are collector car prices in a bubble? I am surprised they have held up this long." Steve Ahlgrim Contributing Editor Times in Monterey: Five Car you wanted in your garage: Ralph Lauren's 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 MM Touring Spyder shown at the Pebble Beach Concours, or the Lotus 47 lurking in the pits at Laguna Seca Car you wouldn't let near your garage: A Ferrari 308 with a Countach-style rear wing seen in a Laguna Seca parking lot. High point: Jay Leno's skillfully working the crowd during the Maybach charity auction at the RM auction on Saturday night. Low point: The way too long Maybach charity auction at the RM auction on Saturday night. Overheard: "Millionaires can't afford to collect Ferraris anymore; they've moved on to Alfas." Thor Thorson Contributing Editor Times in Monterey: Virtually every year since 1978 (though almost strictly Laguna Seca; I don't do much with the shows or auctions) 59


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Pebble Beach SCMers Gordon and Janet Apker, Des Moines, WA 1935 Bentley Derby 3 1/2-Liter Kellner fixed-head coupe Lawrence Auriana, Stamford, CT 1930 Alfa Romeo 6(1500 Testa Fissa Zagato Spyder (First in (lass) 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Pinin Farina cabriolet 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale coupe Robert Bahre, Alton, NH 1938 Alfa Romeo 0( 29000 touring spyder Ronald Benach, Lake Forest, IL 1933 Rolls-Rom Phantom II Continental Barker dropheod coupe (First in (lass) Mauro Bompani, Modena, Italy 1932 Alfa Romeo 8(2300 Pinin Farina cabriolet Lawrence Bowman, Redwood City, CA 1955 Ferrari 410 Scaglietti Sport Spyder (First in (less) Stephen Brauer, Bridgeton, MO 1938 Lincoln K Willoughby Panel Brougham (Lincoln Trophy) Charles Bronson, Camarillo, CA 1947 Delahaye 175 S Grand Prix Brian Brunkhorst, Elm Grove, WI 1932 Alfa Romeo 6(1750 Zagato spyder Felix Chia, Foster City, CA 1964 Alfa Romeo GTZ Zagato coupe David Cohen, British Columbia, Canada 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Gruber cabriolet Miles Collier, Naples, FL 1938 Alfa Romeo BC 2900B touring berlinetta Oliver Collins, Ontario, Canada 1948 Alfa Romeo 6(2500 touring coupe (Road & Track Trophy) William Connor, II, Hong Kong 1933 Alfa Romeo 8( 2300 touring spyder (FIVA Award) Ron Elenbaas, Hickory Corners, MI 1912 Gobron-Brillie LA 12 Chevaux Rothschild skiff (First in (lass) Jonathan Felber and Heather Buhr, Atherton, CA 1931 Alfa Romeo 8(2300 Corto Zagato spyder 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB Scaglietti Berlinena Competizion James Glickenhaus, Rye, NY 1931 Duesenberg Model J Franay convertible William Grimsley, Sausalito, CA 1953 Ferrari 375 America Vignale coupe Peter Hageman, Kirkland, WA 1929 Bentley 41/2 Liter Gurney Nutting tourer Jim Hall, Midland, TX 1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti Tony Handler, Los Angeles, CA 1938 Ford Ayala Brothers convertible sedan Malcolm Harris, Seattle, WA 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato coupe Ron Hein, Los Angeles, CA 1966 Ford GT40 Mark I coupe (First in (lass) Phil Hill, Santa Monica, CA 1931 Pierce-Arrow Model 41 LeBaron town car cabriolet Weston and Elena Hook, La Jolla, CA 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pininfarina coupe (First in (lass) Charles Howard, Glos, UK 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Hooper roadster Gary and Sheryl Hunter, Arcadia, CA 1904 Pope-Toledo Type IV rear-entrance tonneau (First in (lass) Mark Hyman, St. Louis, MO 1952 Lancia B52 Ghia coupe George Jewett, Hillsborough, CA 1960 Alfa Romeo SZ Zapf° coupe I. Gordon Johnson, Alamo, CA 1939 Deluge D6 Auto - Bineau cabriolet de ville Michael Kadoorie, Hong Kong 1932 Alfa Romeo 8(2300 Corto Corsa touring spyder 1950 Ferrari 166MM Touring Barchetta Buck Kamphausen and Richie Clyne, Las Vegas, NV 1924 MercedesBenz 28/95 skiff Arturo and Deborah Keller, Petaluma, CA 1931 Alfa Romeo 6( 1750 GS touring Flying Star spyder (Elegance in Motion Trophy) 1906 Mercedes 70 hp J. Rothschild tourer (Ansel Adams Trophy) Chris Koch, Palm Coast, FL 1931 Duesenberg Model., Murphy convertible coupe (First in (loss) Robert Lee, Reno, NV 1931 Cadillac 452A Pinin Farina roadster (Co-Chairman's Trophy) 1938 Alfa Romeo 8( 2900B Touring Spyder 1956 Ferrari 410 SA Superfast Pinin Farina 1957 Ferrari 250GT Pinin Farina spyder (Greg Garrison Trophy) 1956 Fiat 600 Eden Roc Pinin Farina beach car 1931 Cadillac 452A Pinin Farina roadster Jay Leno, Burbank, CA 1927 Duesenberg Model X Locke sedan Franco Manetti, Berlin, MD 1974 Abarth SE 027 Pininfarina Sam and Emily Mann, Englewood, NJ 1937 Deluge D8-120 S Pourtout Area coupe (Best of Show, First in (lass) John Marriott, Bethesda, MD 1954 Maserati A6GSC Pinin Farina Berlinetta (Art Center College of Design Award) Ken and Patty McBride, Seattle, WA 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Park Ward Streamline saloon 1924 Deluge GL Labourdette skiff Bruce and Jolene McCaw, Bellevue, WA 1932 Alfa Romeo BC 2300 Zagato Monza (Mille Miglia Trophy) Peter and Kacey McCoy, Beverly Hills, CA 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Pininfarina coupe (Enzo Ferrari Trophy) Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills, CA 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Scoglietti Berlinetta Bruce Milner, Los Angeles, CA 1955 Laurie B 245 Pinin Farina Spyder America 1967 Bizzarrini 5300 Strode coupe Charles Morse, Seattle, WA 1919 Turcat-Mery PG Million-Guiet torpedo 1932 Delage DOSS Chapron cabriolet John and Heather Mozart, Palo Alto, CA 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B touring spyder (Strother MarMinn Most Elegant Sports Car) Peter Mullin, Los Angeles, CA 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Gangloff Aravis (First in (lass) 1946 Delage D6 Grand Prix 1939 Delage D8-120 Chapron cabriolet James Patterson, Louisville, KY 1939 Deluge D8-120 S Letourneur et Marchand Aerosport coupe Rob Phillips, Portland, OR 1961 Abarth 1000GT Beccaris coupe Bill Pope, Paradise Valley, Al 1955 OSCA MT4 spyder Mike Regalia, Sun Valley, CA 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Scaglietti Berlinetta Lusso John Rich, Pottsville, PA 1911 Rauch & Long TC Brougham William Ruger, Jr., Newport, NH 1935 Duesenberg Model J Judkins Berline Ray Scherr, Westlake Village, CA 1938 Alfa Romeo 8( 2900B touring spyder (First in (lass) Ed and Judy Schoenthaler, Oak Brook, IL 1930 Stutz MB LeBaron convertible coupe Calilo Sielecki, Buenos Aires, Argentina 1932 Packard 905 sedan Daniel Sielecki, Acassuso, Argentina 1934 Alfa Romeo 8(2300 Brianza Torpedo 1902 Napier Model D50 Gordon Bennett (Charles A. (hayne Trophy) Ivor Silverstone, Hants, UK 1938 Bentley Derby Carlton drophead coupe Fred Simeone, Philadelphia, PA 1933 Alfa Romeo BC 2300 Castagna spyder Everett Anton Singer, Carmel Valley, CA 1953 Siata 208S Bertone spyder Larry Smith, Saginaw, MI 1937 Lincoln K LeBaron convertible coupe Chuck and Carol Swimmer, San Diego, CA 1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy convertible coupe David and Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, CA 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato spyder Tim Walker, Pasadena, CA 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS touring Villa d'Este John White, Sacramento, CA 1954 Chrysler GS 1 Ghia coupe Gregory Whitten, Medina, WA 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B 93 Biposti Roger Willbanlcs, Denver, CO 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Scaglietti spyder Don Williams, Danville, CA 1963 Ise Grifo A3/L Bertone Berlinetta Armin Wittenberg, Beverly Hills, CA 1956 Alfa Romeo Sprint Veloce Light Weight Berione coupe Jorge Zaragoza, El Paso, TX 1936 Ford Jack Colon i coupe (Dean Batchelor Trophy, First in Class) Eric Zausner, San Francisco, CA 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Pinin Farina coupe 1953 Ferrari 340MM touring spyder*


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Car you wanted in your garage: Alfa TZ 2 at Bonhams Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Canon Special, a grotty blue homemade coupe with a Hemi for power (though it actually goes rather well in the races). High point: I always particularly enjoy early morning (before eight or so) at any of the events. It's quiet, gray, cool, and people are quietly getting things organized. Low Point: Realizing how expensive it has become to be in Monterey that week. It makes Paris look like a bargain. Overheard: The track announcer at Laguna getting virtually everything wrong while describing the Mercedes 300SLR drive-around (no, it's not a straight-six engine; it's a straight-eight). It was painful to listen to. Kathleen Donohue Karapondo Contributor Times in Monterey: First Car you wanted in your garage: 1953 MG ArnoIt convertible from the Gooding sale Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Goering's Mercedes Special roadster High point: After being razzed about making the trip from Portland, OR, to Monterey with a pal in her '77 VW Microbus, we were thrilled and vindicated to witness Gooding's $99,000 sale of the '66 VW Campmobile. Low point: Realizing too late that the decision to drive the bus would add hours to our drive time. Overheard: "Never underestimate the power of the bidder's bar." Nathan York Auction Analyst Times in Monterey: Four Car you wanted in your garage: The Tom Meade-modified Lusso Ferrari. Lussos are already a favorite; however, this one was really sexy. Car you wouldn't let near your garage: The ArnoIt Bristol, at least in its current fright-pig condition High point: Seeing the prices of significant rare cars remain strong. Low point: Watching Healey prices nose dive. November 2005  GOODING 0. /-"flIkAln A AIN., A.  I GBP £ EURO SWISS FRANC YEN (x 100) The most talked about vehicle of the weekend Overheard: I loved Jay Leno's fundrasing for the Boys and Girls Club of America Orphans. When the bid was not high enough, he paused, looked off stage and said, "OK you've made me do it. Kill one of the orphans!" Kirsten Onoday Art Director Times in Monterey: Twice, both with SCM Car you wanted in your garage: 1972 BMW 3.0 CSi Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Rainbow Rolls-Royce from Christie's High point: Sitting on the hill at Laguna Seca and watching million-dollar cars do what they were designed to do—drive like hell. Low point: There seemed to be a certain energy missing from everything. The auctions were successful, the concours were a sight to see, the track was fun, but there wasn't anything that really grabbed me and made me say "wow." Overheard: Tipsy blonde outside Gooding auction, "So what are we buying again?" Dave Kinney Senior Auction Analyst Times in Monterey: Ten Car you wanted in your garage: Ferrari Nembo Spyder, 365 GTS/4 Daytona and a 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder (just the cheap stuff) Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Any Volkswagen Van that cost someone $99,000 High point: The terrific job that the folks at Christie's are doing to make their event not just interesting and fun, but accessible to everyone. Also the growth at both Gooding and Christie's in the past year. Low point: The prices for hotel rooms. In some casses, it looks like they just add a three onto whatever the normal rate is; i.e., a $79 room becomes $379. Overheard: Seen, actually. A gentleman approached the Ferrari Nembo Spyder and started using an electronic paint gauge on it— like a car dealer might use when buying a late model MercedesBenz. Anyone who knows even a hint of how Ferraris were built in the 1960s, above all "special"bodied cars, would not have bothered, as continuity of paint depth was hardly a consideration in an era when handmade panels did not match from side to side or car to car. Keith Martin Office Supplies Manager Times in Monterey: Stopped counting number of times attended when I ran out of fingers and toes Car you wanted in your garage: Alfa SZ at Christie's Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Alfa SZ at Christie's, once I heard it was a fake High point: Leaving Martin Swig's party and realizing the weekend was over. Low point: Same. Overheard: "Do you think that Cobra I just bought is real?" Rob Sass Contributor Times in Monterey: I oui Car you wanted in your garage: Monteverdi 375L at Gooding Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Any of the custom cars High point: Watching a BMW 3.0CS similar to the one that I bought earlier in the week sell at Gooding for 2.5 times what I paid. Low point: Taking a 6 a.m. flight out on Monday. Overheard: The high bidder on the $90,000 VW Microbus was an ebullient woman without a bidder's pass. Jason Glaspey IT Manager Times in Monterey: Twice, both with SC Al Car you wanted in your garage: Audi RS6 Car you wouldn't let near your garage: Weird White Thing (1903 De Dion Bouton 2 Cylinder) High point: Concorso Italiano Low point: Forgetting to pick up the P.A. system for the Insider's Seminar. (Thanks for saving me, Danny.) Overheard: "LOOK, a Ferrari!" • 61


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$3.96m WART Spyder at Gooding & Company onterey can be a difficult beast to get your mind around. There's no denying the third week of August brings out the best the collector car world has to offer. As a matter of course, this apogee of collectordom brings out a few oddball offerings as well, cars that get plucked up simply because they're on offer, in this place, on this weekend. M Where else would anyone pay $10k for a Fiat X1/9, or $34k for a Karmann Ghia? Where By the Numbers 2004 MIN else but Monterey would you ever witness a heated bidding war escalate to nearly $100k for a '66 VW hippie bus? While these three examples represented the curious, rose-colored side of the weekend, the bulk of the 371 other cars that sold helped to make 2005 a banner year for the collector hobby. In nearly every category—number of cars offered, number of cars sold, and total sales—the figures easily eclipsed all previous RM gets $2. I m for '32 Alla P3 years. In fact, this year's sales total of more than $79m represents a 61% increase over last year's $48m. RM led all chargers in the number of cars offered and sold, as well as the near $31m total that changed hands during its big two-day sale. Gooding, meanwhile, continued to impress in its second auction on the Peninsula. With more than $22m changing hands, it once again claimed the top sale as well, with a beautiful alloy-bodied 1967 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder RM 62 Christie's Bonhams  Russo & Steele Kruse Gooding & Co. Sports Car Market


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Top Sales 2000 2001 Spyder 2002 2003 2004 1966 Ferrari 330 P3, $5,616,000 Christie's 1956 Ferrari 410 Sport $3,822,500 VA Auctions 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM $6,490,000 RM Auctions 1956 Ferrari 860 Monza $2,057,001 RM Auctions 1936 Duesenberg Si Speedster $4,455,000 Gooding & Company 2005 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder $3,960,000 Gooding & Company =------'1411111111111111111111. that brought more than $3.9m from an SCMer. Christie's and Russo and Steele stood solidly on the middle ground, with modest increases over last $3.54m for '37 Talbot at Christie 's TOP SAO 1HIS ISSUE 1 Russo and Steele gets $325k1Or '65 GT 350 year. With Christie's claiming $9.5m, it would seem its 2004 move from the chichi backdrop of Pebble Beach to the relative industrial complex of the Jet Center continued to pay big dividends. And Russo did more than $1 0.6m on a 100% sales rate, although the company's very liberal owner buy-back policy makes that figure a little suspect. Finally, the two firms who weren't quite able to keep up with the weekend's rising tide were Bonhams, at $4.5m, and Kruse, at $ l .6m. Each failed to top its totals from the previous Yearly Sold/Offered Summary RM 2000 Christies Bonhams Russo & Steele Kruse Gooding Total SCM 1 6 Scale  - Condition Rating:  122/152 (80%) 98/112 (88%) 38/69 (55%) n/a nin n/a 258/333(74%) 2001 109/167 (65%) 50/86 (58%) 30/70 (43%) n/a n/a n/a 189/323(55%) year; the former missed the mark by more than half a million, while the latter fell shy by $50k. If nothing else, Monterey served to confirm that automobile collectors have been doing their homework, spending freely but wisely on the vehicles that stir not only their emotions, but their investment acumen as well. With the market as broad and as healthy as it's ever been, and with Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale event looming large on the horizon, it's hard to believe that will change anytime soon.—Stefan Lombard• 1. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder, $3,960,000, G, p. 70 2. 1938 Talbot-Lago Ti 50-C Logo Specia), $3,685,000, RM, p. 92 3. 1937 Talbot-Lago Ti 50-C SS, $3,535,000, Ch, p. 85 4. 1964 Ford 6T40 Prototype, $2,502,500, RM, p. 99 5. 1933 Duesenberg Si Murphy, $2,200,000, G, p. 74 6. 1932 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, $2,100,000, RM, p. 94 7. 1970 Ferrari 5125, $1,947,000, RM, p.96 8. 1957 Jaguar XK-SS, $1,925,000, G, p. 66 9. 1955 Jaguar XK D-iype, $1,815,000, G, p.66 10. 1965 Shelby Daytona 427 Coupe, S1,457,500, RS, p. 106 scivBest Buys 1.1965 Shelby 427 Daytona Coupe, S1,457,500, RS, p. 106 2.1968 Ford Falcon Sprint, $26,400, G, p. 77 3.1971 Maserati Ghibli SS, $51,700,01, p.84 4.1933 Dreyer Taper Tail roadster, $69,000, BB, p. 116 5.1951 Ferrari 340 America, $973,500, RM, p. 94 2002 126/183 (69%) 59/92 (64%) 30/64 (46%) 28/76(37%) n/a n/a 243/415(54%) 1: National contours standard/perfect  2: Very good, club contours, some small flaws  2003 136/177 (77%) 40/65 (629/0) 39/73 (53%) 55/55 (100%) n/a n/a 270/370 (73%) 2004 162/185 (88%) 29/37 (78%) 33/65 (51%) 78/78 (100%) 18/58(31%) 44/58 (76%) 364/481 (71%) 2005 138/153 (90%) 34172 (47%) 46/82 (56%) 79/79 (100%) 15/57 (26%) 62/76(82%) 374/519(67%) 3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  'NSide Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA (G)  Christie's, Monterey, CA (Ch)  RM Auctions, Monterey, CA (RM)  Russo and Steele, Monterey, CA (RS)  p. 64 p.78 p. 90 p. 102 Bonhams & Butterfields, Carmel, CA (BB)  p. 110 Kruse International, Seaside, CA (K)  eBay Motors, (e)  5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts p.  118 p. 122


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA GOODING & COMPANY Gooding & Company The Pebble Beach Auction Pebble Beach, CA August 21, 2005 Auctioneer: Charlie Ross Number of automotive lots: 76 Number sold: 62 Sales rate: 82% Sales total: S22,062,950 High sale: Lot 37, 1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder, sold at S3,960,000 Buyer's premium: 10% (included in the prices reported) Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics ning magic a second time around. Up north from Hollywood sits another, different kind of La-La land called Pebble Beach. Here, however, among some of the most picturesque scenery in America, it seems that sequels do exceed their originals in all the ways that matter—size, scope and drama. Put bluntly, Gooding & Company's second-ever Pebble Beach auction rocked the house. What had seemed good, or even very good, turned fantastic in the wrap-up event for one of the most memorable Monterey/ Carmel/Pebble Beach weekends ever. The sale was held at the Equestrian Center, with most of the cars arrayed like individual spokes in a wheel. At the hub of this wheel, glowing atop the temporary center stage, sat a yellow alloy 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder. Though the Ferrari was the center of attention, the spacious arrangement proved an effective way to highlight each car's features without overwhelming onlookers. The side-by-side display of an original Ford Falcon and a fully restored Packard might not make for a comprehensive museum exhibit, but within the Gooding tent it gave each car some breathing room. In all, 62 of 76 cars sold for an 82% sales I n Hollywood, the sequel is never as good as the original. We've all sat through Rocky II (or is it 11?) a few too many times, hoping to see some of that win- ENGLISH #25-1933 LAGONDA 16/80 tourer. S/N 510475. Eng. # ELD273. Burgundy and black/ black cloth/burgundy leather. RI-ID. Odo: 5,914 miles. Good restoration, now with light flaws showing. Paint issues, with some light scratches and a few heavy ones. Some good brightwork, but one headlight and the radiator shell are full of dings. The top has an unfortunate scar in the 1 rate totaling $22,062,950. The high sale of the evening went to the NART Spyder, which changed hands for $3,960,000. Other million-dollar sales included a 1933 Duesenberg SJ Murphy that sold for $2,200,000, and a 1957 Jaguar XK-SS roadster that brought $1,925,000. Another Jag, a D-type sports racer, went to a new home for $1,800,015, while a 1969 Ferrari 312 Formula One racer made $1,320,000. Rounding out the million- 64  - dollar club was a 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder prototype that just made it above the mark at $1,034,000. Not everything went expensive, however. this year's consignments, plus the successful sales rate, may make this event a tough act to follow. David Gooding, the man with the golden Rolodex, has got his work cut out for him. I do have faith, however, as he and his staff have not disappointed yet with the solid, important variety of collectible cars they've so far delivered to us. Tune in next year for what will surely be a thrilling Part III.—D.K. One of the best buys of the evening turned out to be a 1963 Mercedes 300SE coupe that struggled and finally sold for just $7,700. In the broad middle ground, a 1972 BMW 3.0 CS brought $26,400, while a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder crossed as a minor bargain at $495,000. The high quality and overall values of heir massive and complex V12 motors. This was big but fair money. #22-1938 ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH drophead coupe. SN WXA78. Eng. # D5WU. Red and black/tan cloth/red. RUID. Odo: 91,847 miles. Rumble seat, golf club door. Older restoration with plenty of paint chips and nicks, as well as some light corrosion on the seams. 1 Brightwork needs some help, as much is discolored. Interior is good and complete. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $82,500. Another car placed within the pile of pre-war Rolls and Bentley cars with droptop coachwork. This one will come out a winner price-wise, even if its styling is less than stellar It was priced correctly, and with its older restoration, this is one car that is ready to be driven to its next event. back window. Good leather, but wood to dash is not finished well. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $62,000. Lagondas have never had the following in North America that they do in other parts of the world, particularly those other English speaking parts. My assumption is that this car would sell for within the estimated range i f offered to a British audience. Perhaps there's a trip to England in this car 's future? #20-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III SPORT limousine. S/N 3BT85. Eng. # V88G. Dark blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 2,409 miles. Very good to excellent throughout, including gaps, paint and brightwork. No outstanding issues noted that are in need of correction. Interior is excellent with flawless wood and leather. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $253,000. I liked everything about this car with the exception of its, shall we say, challenging Hooper coachwork It was a gorgeous restoration nonetheless, even if some of the lines fall into that vast neverland of acquired taste. In the Rolls world, there are few bigger big dogs than the Phantom Ills, with t #11-1949 MG TC roadster. S/N XPAG7150. Green/tan cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 548 miles. The restoration is done well. Excellent paint as well as chrome. Multi-position tonneau is sound, and the interior is clean and crisp in most areas. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,200. What sounded expensive at first blush might just be where the current market is headed. I would have picked this car to end up somewhere in the mid-$20k range, but the bidders thought otherwise. I defer to their wise actions. #55-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 670123. Eng. # W12248. Light blue/black leather. Odo: 33 miles. 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1 1934 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport  Sold for €1.680,250 8 February 2003  2 The Ex Le Guizec. Rouen 4 Hours  - 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT Sold for €668,250, 8 February 2003  3 1939 Bentley 4 1 /4 Litre 'MR Series  Drophead Coupe by Vanvooren Sold for €382,250. 14 February 2004  4 1955 0 S C A Tipo MT4-2AD Berlinetta by Vignale Sold for €396,250. 12 February 2005 Consignment Deadline  1 December 2005  +44 (0)20 7389 2851  Rupert Banner  motorcars@christies.com christies.com Auction  11 February 2006  Philip Kantor  Enquiries  +32 (0)476 879 471  Venue Salon Retromobile Porte de Versailles 75015 Pans Catalogues +33 (0)1 40 76 85 61 EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT RETROMOBILE Sat:Irda) Ii February 2006 CHRISTIE'S SINCE 1766


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA ered, the Arnolt MGs are great boulevardiers. When compared with other interesting cars in the marketplace, the final bid sounds fair #28-1955 JAGUAR XK D-TYPE sports racer. S/N XKD529. Eng. # E20389. British Racing Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 6,772 miles. Nice patina to the whole car. Good paint shows some wear; no cracks to the plexi windscreen. Very nice older driver's seat leather; the alloy-bodied example. Well presented, though its sky blue color doesn't lend much to its sexiness. It's a good thing it was the original color. Said to be matching numbers. Only serious Jag collectors need apply. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $192,500. Just a little bit more than I would have expected to see out of this car in this market, but far from a surprising result. It's easy to see why any collector would want an MC 120, and an alloy example nearly doubles that appeal. #63-1952 JAGUAR XK C-TYPE sports racer. S/N XICC033. Eng. # N42288. Green/ green leather. RHD. Odo: 12,074 miles. Presented in 1951 LeMans "works" specifications, with very good paint. The brightwork is well done but not overdone. Shows great patina with the usual C-type aggressive and athletic with its original four speed as well. Completed three Copperstate 1000 rallies, and was used as the cover car for the 1997 Copperstate brochure. I thought this car was expensive for its condition. I have no argument that a 150S can be worth this high bid or more, I just didn't think this one could pull that amount. #7-1959 JAGUAR MK IX saloon. S/N 790706BW. Eng. # NC23498. Dove Gray/red leather. Odo: 69,043 miles. Full sympathetic restoration, looks to have been completed in the past few years. Coachwork appears quite solid, with very good paint and chrome. Good glass, a few weak gaskets, but presents well overall. dash is tidy and not overdone. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,815,000. Sold well below the $2m to $2.5m pre-sale estimate. This is one of the few D-types to appear on the auction scene in the past five years. Just four owners from new, the car was restored to its Bonneville Salt Flats record holding configuration, and is said to be all matching numbers. Well bought. #50-1957 JAGUAR XK-SS roadster. S/N XKSS704 (XKD 563). Eng. # VS10419. Red/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 24,890 miles. From a Florida collector, one of four important Jags from the same owner. Ex-Dr. Dick Thompson/ David Causey, who campaigned it successfully. In the SCCA it ranked third nationally in 1958 and fourth in 1959, Class C Modified. Interior shows well, excellent leather and sound wood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. Not to be confused with a bargain. After a lifetime of witnessing nothing but tired and unrestored examples of Mark IXs, I'm having a little trouble adjusting to the nice ones. I would have expected a sales result in the mid-$20k range, but let's call this no harm done for the end user #53-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT appeal. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $1,250,000. The old joke says that only 53 were built, and less than 150 remain today. This car, however, appears well documented, with a good and traceable U.S. racing history. C-type values have been following D-types upward, but this still should have been enough to get the job done. #10-1953 ARNOLT MG convertible. S/N TD26554. Black/black cloth/gray vinyl. Odo: 44,283 miles. Good fit to coachwork—panel alignment is all well done. Very good paint and brightwork. Interior is fitted well in a heavyduty but not pleasing vinyl; in leather it could have been a show stopper. Wood wheel, no coupe. S/N DB4GT0116L. Eng. # 3700116GT. Red/tan leather. Odo: 1,380 miles. ZF 5-speed, triple DCOE Weber carbs. A few light flaws to very good paint, most all chrome is good to very good. Nice glass, rear side windows are Sympathetic restoration, good paint and chrome, plenty of cosmetics to pick at, however. Interior shows plenty of wear but is complete. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,925,000. At just a cats whisker away from two million dollars, 1 don't think this result surprised anyone who has been watching vintage big dollar Jags in the past year For some the XIC-SS trumps even the C- and D-types for looks as well as desirability. #42-1958 JAGUAR XK 150S roadster. S/N T831419DN. Eng. # V513079. Red/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 46,331 miles. Nice paint, very good brightwork. A few gaskets are out in places, as is the passenger rear fender welting. I'm not happy with the fit to the interior; it should be better. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $118,800. Added Borg Warner T5 overdrive unit; it is sold plexiglass, as is the backlight. Engine compartment is clean but not overdone. Interior shows light patina, good dash, carpets and seats. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $630,000. Despite a fair amount of pre-auction activity, this Aston failed to garner enough attention on the block to make it to a new owner's garage. Perhaps this car would do better being hand sold, as some of its nuances make it a very worthy GT car from the major leagues. radio. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,800. It's either one of the best examples of British, American and Italian automotive cooperation, or the only example of the three working together Aesthetically pleasing and woefully underpow- 66  #26-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V Sedanca de Ville. S/N 5AT76. Oxford Blue/light beige leather. R-ID. Odo: 81,467 miles. Very nice paint and excellent brightwork on an older restoration with a few light flaws. Excellent leather to the driver's compartment; behind the divider window the cloth is great as well. Very good wood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA FRENCH #54-1901 PANHARD ET LEVASSOR REAR ENTRANCE TONNEAU. S/N 213. Eng. # 2881. Green/maroon. RHD. The license plate of 11-1 indicates it was the 11th car registered in Toulouse, France. Fully restored after it was shipped to the United States in the 1990s. Light use wear, this car has picked up a good $187,000. Many experts argue that this car, James Young body design number PV22SD, is among the most handsome of any postwar Phantom V No question it is one of the prettiest Sedanca DeVilles of all time. If you were looking for an RHD Rolls with a body style clearly from another era, this was the car to have. Only British-based multi-nationals and very deep collections need apply. #17-1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MKHI BJ8 roadster. S/N HBJ8136115. Green/black vinyl/black. Odo: 27,710 miles. Nice presentation with excellent paint and chrome. Gaps appear good enough for a driver, but not micrometer close, limiting show car potential. Good glass, the gaskets are all serviceable. • patina befitting the high quality of its paint and brightwork. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $220,000. This car sold dead center in the middle of its high and low estimates before commissions were added. A very substantial car for 1901, this would make a good all-weather entry in the London to Brighton Run. - . •-• Correct style interior has slight fit issues, possibly light pull-out from use. Very good wood and dash, this is a no-excuses driver or better. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $53,900. Sounds about right to me. Good colors and a nice presentation always help. This mid-market result was not exceptional and could probably be repeated almost anywhere. #33-1967 JAGUAR XICE fixed head coupe. S/N 1E33466. Eng. # 7E96379. Primrose Yellow/black leather. Odo: 39,634 miles. Straight sides, good gaps. Nicely applied paint with no flaws worth noting. Very good chrome and good exterior trim. Interior shows well and #30-1936 HISPANO-SUIZA J12 convertible victoria. S/N 13033A. Black and silver/ black cloth/saddle leather. RHD. Odo: 37,555 km. Older restoration to a good standard. Good paint and chrome, beautiful wire wheels. Second windshield to the back seat, nicely done leather and trim, beautiful and expansive wood. Bigger in person than it appears in a photo, you'd better count on adding to the garage if you bring this handsome body style and overall good condition, this car failed to find a new owner at what seemed to be a respectable bid. Though it was $75k beneath the low estimate, I would have thought this deal could have been made. #73-1994 BUGATTI EB110 coupe. S/N 1A9BC66B6RA398046. Silver/gray leather. Odo: 9,916 km. Good paint has some chips to the nose. Lots of problems with trim items— those evident include foggy signal lights and broken glass at driver door. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $258,500. Even though this car made it into the middle ground between its low and high estimates, I feel that this represents a decent retail buy, but only if the cosmetic issues are easy to fix. Without the advantage of a friendly neighborhood Bugatti dealer, or indeed his head mechanic, Monsieur Bon Wrench, I would be apprehensive about purchasing one of these with less-than-perfect cosmetics. GERMAN home. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $880,000. One of the truly great European marques, this Hispano carries with it handsome body work as well as impressive performance. Hispanos were among the "it" cars of the 1920s and 1930s, rivaling other European marques such as Maybach and Mercedes, as well as the American Duesenberg. Perhaps not a solid gold investment, but at least as good as a numbered Swiss bank account. is bone stock except for an added CD player. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. Argue as you might that the coupes are better looking and better on the road, but the roadster will remain worth more because of the added desirability of top-down motoring. This car came close to reaching its estimated low bid, yet failed to sell. I liked its honest appearance and obvious high quality restoration. 68 #62-1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 3-position cabriolet. S/N 57587. Eng. # 458. Black and burgundy/gray/oxblood leather. RHD. Odo: 181 km. Fully restored. Excellent paint; the gray top does not distract from the overall color scheme. Attention to detail was well thought out here, as all the trim and small bits appear to be well fitted. Interior is crisp throughout. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $675,000. Despite the #40-1954 PORSCHE 550/1500 RS spyder. S/N 55010. Eng. #54707. Silver/tan leather. Odo: 1,215 miles. Factory 1954 Le Mans entry, Hans Herrmann'sNurburgring-winning car. High point restoration, looks like some light use since. Very good paint and brightwork, and the trim appears well fitted with a light patina. Slight indents in the paint where the full windcreen sat. Seller has some spares that will go with the car. Interior has a very unusual basket style passenger seat, covered by a metal tonneau. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,034,000. Add another car to the list of million dollar Porsches, this one deservedly so. Well documented history, one of a very few surviving 550 prototypes, it's eligible for many Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA vintage and rally events, in addition to every Porsche event on the planet. riolet. S/N 155997. Eng. # P80439. Black/black cloth/black. Odo: 97 miles. Apart from some easily fixed swirl marks on the excellent paint, it's a nice presentation overall. Excellent brightwork; #29-1962 PORSCHE 356B SUPER 90 cab- the gaps could be a tad better, particularly to hood and trunk. Interior is nicely done. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,500.1 was poised to see this car sell for fully $20k more, but somehow some sanity crept into the bidding at the last moment. Expensive at its high bid, but I won't say it's overpriced in today's hot market. #65-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 19804210003124. Eng. # 19898210000077. Dark blue/tan leather. Odo: 65,087 miles. Disc brakes and alloy block roadster. To some this is the ultimate 300SL because of the many incremental improvements made during the long production. Excellent paint and brightwork. Finished throughout to a jewel-like quality, close to stunning. Very well fitted interior, beautiful dash and leather abounds. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $385,000. Expensive and worth every penny. The nicely done examples always bring a premium over cars with mediocre or simply good fit and finish. In this case, the premium paid for an excellent job came cheap for the new owner. I would have expected at least $25k more. Well bought. #34-1963 PORSCHE 356B Super coupe. SIN 1240741. Eng. # 705781. Bali Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 20,733 miles. Paint flaws are easy to find, and one doesn't have to look hard to find brightwork in need of attention as well. The interior is well fitted with a great headliner, good seats and carpets, AM shortwave radio. Looks like a great driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $42,900. Seems quite expensive for a driver condition 356B, even after adjusting for the Monterey rose-colored glasses. This was a sale that could be duplicated or bettered almost anywhere 356s are found. #38-1966 VOLKSWAGEN WESTFALIA CAMPER van. SIN 236133603. Gray/mustard vinyl. Odo: 22,974 miles. Looks just like a gently used camper should. Good paint, good trim. Inside fittings appear original, right down to the multi - - colored curtains. No pop up top on this one—roof rack instead. Very well documented, with one owner for its first 35 years. Delivered in Europe to its first American owner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $99,000. When auction theater crosses a certain line, it becomes a moment to 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com Toutedeaseael ea aftececte eatetat, dew& aid k:94 ftezkveaatocce CePtd 1953 Ferrari 342 America, s/n 0246AL. The beginning of Ferrari's and Pininfarina's to produce can for the luxury market. The fifth of only six 342's produced it is especially elegant, sharing many details with the King Leopold drophead. Geneva Show car. $695,003. or..." .res. j- ■ ••14:311•107 1966 Shelby GT350H, sin SFM6S1961. True ShelM Hertz 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible. Ver■ nice ten year old 1935 Mercedes-Benz 540K. Truly one of most magnificent restored to the highest standard with numerous awards, including restoration, Ex-Bonfante collection. Power Pack 283 V-8, automatic road cars ever built the supercharged 540K fully captured every Special Finish. The Hertz automatic transmission nicely off-set by and power brakes. Great driving and cruising. $65,000.  four down draft Webers. $115,000.  nuance of its time. Fully restored with a new Special Roadster Longtail body $1,000,000. November 2005  69


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA remember Such a moment occurred to cheering crowds egging on the live bidders against a faceless telephone presence. Often we sum up the final bid by saying "well bought," "market correct," "buyer and seller should be happy," or "paid too much." With this sale, we've gone past all that to a place called "What the hell were they thinking?" #12-1972 BMW 3.0 CS coupe. S/N 2240016. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 97,339 miles. Sunroof, Blaupunkt AM/FM. These are quickly moving from used cars to collectibles. Very good paint—some flaws are starting to show, but still a long way from needing serious attention. Excellent brightwork, glass and gaskets. Very clean interior shows the original leather. Nice me,.. wear. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $950,000. Not entirely practical for a quick trip to the 7-11 (no cup holders). Currently out of its competitive element, and still quite a few years away from being eligible for vintage racing. Unless you own your own race track, or can afford a few track days by yourself I don't see any practical uses for this car in the next few years. If you had an unlimited budget and wanted to own a true supercar, perhaps its a decent buy. For the rest of us mere mortals, it remains unobtainium. ITALIAN wood and decent carpet. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,400. The smile on SCM's own Rob Sass was ear to ear after this car sold, as he had just purchased a similar, earlier production car for substantially less. Every bit of $10k more than you might find in a price guide. Applying a bit of buyer's logic here might help. Buyers are finding very few older unusual European cars for sale at less than $30k, so the 3.0 CS is moving up to fill that void. #66-1987 PORSCHE 959 coupe. S/N WPOZZZ95ZHS900110. Red/gray leather. Odo: 5,558 km. Looks to be an unmarked example, not fresh but very clean with no obvious damage or repaint. Good blackout trim, excellent glass. Wear to the driver #13-1947 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SS cabriolet. SN 915568. Eng. # 923666. Navy blue/taupe leather. RI-ID. Odo: 73,309 km. Straight sides, no dents or dings, with excellent paint and brightwork. Underhood is well done, but not overdone. Very clean and well fitted interior; good leather and carpets, great wood and or rally. With plenty of interest pre-sale, it's a shame it failed to find a new home. #51-1953 FERRARI 340 MM1375 MM berlinefta. S/N 0322AM. Eng. # 0322AM. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 314 km. Complete and comprehensive race history was detailed over eight pages of description and photos in the catalog. A high-dollar restoration with excellent paint, graphics and brightwork. Interior fit and finish was well done, but not overdone. It carries the look of a period racer quite well. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $3,650,000. If you were to add Gooding's 10% commission to this sale, that would put it into the $4m range. Multimillion dollar cars remain in a very exclusive toy box, despite the number of examples for sale in Monterey this weekend. I don't think this car missed by much. steel steering wheel, beautiful dash and gauges. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $192,500. Gooding had given this car a wide berth in the estimate with a range from $150k to $225k—that $75k middle stuff was a rather large cushion. In the end, they got in the middle and my guess is that both buyer and seller left happy. A very nice example with quite a bit going for it. seat piping, balance of the interior is nice. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $308,000. I thought the estimate sounded high at $250k-$300k. Apparently some aspiring 959 owner thought otherwise. Not that there are a lot of these on the market, but 1 think this is best described as a deal that could be duplicated just about anywhere. #81-1997 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-GTR sports racer. S/N 0006. Silver/black suede. One ding on the driver side fender looks like some track damage, but the balance is good. Good graphics and trim, interior shows light 70  #31-1950 FERRARI 166MM1195S LE MANS berlinetta. SN 0060M. Eng. # 0060M. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 604 km. Excellent presentation, great paint and brightwork, all glass and plexi is well done. Interior shows no wear, with clean gauge faces. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,150,000. Former 1950 Scuderia Ferrari entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and race leader for 11 hours. It retired after a generator bracket failed. Third overall in the 1950 Coppa d' Oro delle Dolomiti. Sold in November 1950 by Luigi Chinetti to Briggs Cunningham, who entered it in a six-hour race at Sebring, where it finished first in class and sixth overall. Lots offurther race history; this is a car that was important to early Ferrari history and is now a ticket to almost any vintage race #61-1954 FERRARI 250 EUROPA coupe. S/N 0341EU. Eng. # 0341 EU. Yellow/green leather. Odo: 24,017 km. Excellent restoration with first class paint, very good brightwork and trim. The Belgian yellow paint even manages to look good with the dark green leather seats. Interior is complete and appears to have been well crafted. Overall, no complaints. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $300,000. This was not a good weekend for the owners of Ferrari 250 Europas. Two of two I witnessed failed to sell, despite nice presentation on each. Perhaps the owners' expectations are in front of the market; perhaps the market is looking for "newer" V12s, more driveable and usable than their older cousins. #37-1967 FERRARI 275 GTS/4 spyder. S/N 09437. Eng. # 09437. Creme yellow/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 17,920 miles. The first Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA of two alloy NART Spyders. Very good gaps. Some color difference between the door and rear quarter on the driver side. One or two scratches on brightwork, but otherwise excellent. Great seats, very nice dash area, good carpets and console. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $3,960,000. Ex-NART, raced by Denise McCluggage and "Pinkie" Rollo to 2nd in class at '67 Sebring 12 Hours. Ex-"Thomas Crown Affair:" Arguably one of the best known Ferraris of the era and a true automotive giant, this car was driven on the stage by McCluggage, with Luigi Chinetti Jr in the passenger seat. The sales result was no surprise to anyone, and even a half-million dollars more would not have been out of line. #59-1969 FERRARI 312 FORMULA ONE single seat racer. S/N 017. Eng. # 017. Red/ black. Ex-Chris Amon and Pedro Rodriguez. Fully restored by Butch Dennison, and since raced frequently. Still in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition, with race car-like panels and paint. Cockpit shows normal wear. Engine is clean. Great shape overall for a continuously Mai" 1111111111" Restoration  Award Winning :specialty ( iratismen Repair of Collector darttattsesultuions ; AmerleanandEmopeart.tmis Specialiiing in pre-%Aar I reit, Autoniohile restoration Ulm:mance and Repair or the colleLtor ranging, from one car to multiple car collectors Full Restorations used racer. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,320,000. The intricate puzzle of exhaust pipes atop the V12 was really something to see. The car made for a stark contrast to the enormous Packards, Rollers and even Jags parked around it. Grand prix cars can be a hard sell, but with this car 's history and thorough servicing, as well as the fantastic period in which it raced, this seemed like a fair deal all around. #64A-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA spyder. S/N 16455. Gray/black/red leather. Odo: 34,782 miles. Miles claimed to be original. Equipped with star mags, but includes optional 9 inch rears. Original style Becker AM/FM cassette. U.S. delivery car with pop-up headlights. Good cosmetics, no fade noted to turn, side and taillight lenses. Very good paint, with a few chips on the trailing edge of the driver door. Excellent chrome. Nice interior, good leather, weak mouse fur to the dash has some stains. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $495,000. Very well bought. It's been a long time since the Ferrari bubble of the early 1990s burst, leaving shattered Prancing Horses in its wake. Daytona Spyders are not approaching the bubble prices, but they have been moving up smartly in the last 18 months. This good-looking example is indicative of where the market is heading, lest we forget the sale price is only $5k off a cool half million. SWISS #15-1969 MONTEVERDI 375 S coupe. SIN 1003. Medium blue/tan leather. Odo: Exotic November 2005  0://1 /0/ C4iØafl7j/ • Classic • Pre-War " 1220 Industrial Avenue Escondido, California 92029 Ph: 760-489-0657 Fax: 760-489-4412 www. alan taylo rcom pany.co m 71


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA 20,776 miles. A very well turned out example of this often ignored marque. Excellent paint and brightwork. Good glass, though the windshield, which appears original, has a major optical flaw in it. Fine leather on the inside, Becker AM/FM and an add-on style a/c unit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $100,000. Sold after it left the auction block, but before the end of the auction itself. The old Monteverdi joke is that this is one of the best Swiss cars ever built. You can, however, honestly call these true European-American classics in the same vein as an Is° or a Facel Vega. My expansive Swiss car price guide calls this one a bit expensive, and I'll have to agree. AMERICAN #27-1904 WHITE TYPE D CANOPYTOP touring. S/N 2616. Maroon/maroon leather. RHD. Rear entrance tonneau. Titled in California as a 1905, but said to be a late 1904. Excellent paint, brasswork is well done. No flaws noted except for light wear. Very nice detailing to the interior, and both sides carry handsome America Senior winner With a recent rebuild to the V12 motor and a new top, its ready for all kinds of tours and events. Well bought. #18-1936 LASALLE SERIES 50 convertible coupe. S/N 2A9794. Maroon and cherry/tan cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 69,337 miles. Good paint and brightwork, though some flaws are easy to spot, including orange peel on the headlights and some chrome that could have had better preparation. Excellent leather Black/tan/tan leather. One of 36 factory built SJs. Fully disappearing top. Commissioned by Chicago Tribune owner Robert McCormick for Sidney Smith. Former Pebble Beach class winner. Flawless paint and chrome, with no visible imperfections. Interior looks better than new, with immaculate brushed steel dash plate. Cond: I. SOLD AT $2,200,000. This was one of the real stunners in the Gooding tent. With its spotless, deep black paint, overall excellent presentation, and known history, it was certainly worth the money paid. #24-1934 LINCOLN KA convertible coupe. S/N KA2852. Eng. # KA2852. Black and scarlet/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 11,128 miles. Formerly owned by Roy Rogers. Excellent interior has a good look, feel and smell. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $81,400. LaSalles will forever be known as the baby Cadillac. Even though they only lasted for 14 years, they made an impact on the American automobile scene. This was a rare Fisher-bodied example, one of 713 built. Second place overall winner at the 2005 Hillsborough Concours. Not a bad buy for a usable, pre-war American classic. #39-1936 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL woody wicker baskets. Underhood is excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $137,500. That little title year dif ference between an '04 and an '05 can mean the world—if the earlier date is correct, the car is London to Brighton eligible. Built by the White Sewing Machine Company in Cleveland. Ohio, this early steamer looks to be one of the cars to have if your collection is lacking a useable turn of the century ride. #14-1929 PACKARD 645 DUAL COWL sport phaeton. S/N 177879. Eng. # 116506C. Dark green/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 582 wagon. S/N 6748828. Eng. # C2311175. Tan/ brown vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 85,904 miles. Excellent paint and chrome, wood finish to an extremely nice standard, very well fitted vinyl top. A handsome and striking profile with custom bodywork. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $302,500. paint and chrome. Some scarring to the sill area at driver door, otherwise no paint flaws noted. Top is well fitted, flawless glass, very light wear to driver seat. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $154,000. Rare body style and a handsome car with a past celebrity history. $154k could not be described as cheap, but it seems well bought in light of its high quality restoration and enduring desirability. #32-1935 LINCOLN KA V12 convertible victoria. S/N K3911. Eng. # K3576. Burgundy/ tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 93,010 miles. An older restoration that has been refreshed. It's nice, but not much "pop" to the look. Top was recently replaced and the motor recently rebuilt. Very good paint, good chrome, and the interior miles. Excellent paint and brightwork on very well-executed restoration, with no shortcuts noted. Interior is flawless and problem free. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $280,500. 5,000-plus hour restoration, AACA and Classic Car Club of America wins, Most Outstanding Finish Award at 2004 Amelia Island and Meadow Brook Quality always seems to sell, and that was no different here. A tad expensive, but not out of line with the current market. #45-1933 DUESENBERG SJ MURPHY convertible coupe. S/N 2518. Eng. # J498. 74  Coachbuilders Bohman & Schwartz built a high quality body and their reputation for good work lives on. This car was rebodied in 1939, and I would love to know the full story behind it. As a one-off it retains an unusual look, as well as a unique history. Just achieving its low estimate when the fees were added, this sounded fully priced to me. shows well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $110,000. A full classic, this one of 15 KA convertible victorias built. It's also a former Classic Car Club of #23-1938 CADILLAC SERIES 90 FASTBACK sedan. SN 5270305. Eng. # 5270306. Black/black leather/tan cloth. Odo: 29,840 miles. Fran Roxas restoration. Excellent paint and brightwork throughout. Very good glass includes the divider window with good gaskets. Driver's compartment is excellent with fully restored dash and leather seats. This was an expensive restoration to an expansive ride. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $297,000. This is a one-off built for William "Big Bill" Knudsen by Fleetwood and shown at the 1939 World's Fair Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA #36-1950 STUDEBAKER COMMANDER STARLIGHT coupe. S/N H423058A. Yellow/ white. Good paint, good chrome and good glass. With its turret-style greenhouse, good glass is important. I can't think of one other accessory to put on this car—it has it all, including bumper guards and over-riders, spotlight, trim rings and white walls, front window awning, rear vertical A larger than life Cadillac for a larger than life individual. This car was lengthened and widened, and is said to share no sheet metal with its production brothers. Former Pebble Beach First in Class winner, and fully deserved of the price. #19-1940 FORD DELUXE Tudor sedan. S/N 185667353. Sand/tan cloth. Odo: 303 miles. Few miles on a very nice restoration with good paint, trim and chrome; even gaps. Interior is clean. but like the rest of the car, it does not feel blinds, tissue box...I'm sure I'm missing another 20 items. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $34,100. Someone magnetized this car and ran it through the factory store to get this many accessories piled on. For a fun car, I guess it doesn't hurt. Had this been a "serious" collector's piece, I would suggest each accessory be given some careful thought. No harm done all the way around, including the sale result—fully onethird over retail. #9-1951 FORD F-2 3/4 TON stepside as fresh as a new restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $52,800. This car must be even more correct than I suspected, as it scored a perfect 1000 points at the early Ford V8 100th Anniversary Meet in Dearborn in June, 2003. I expected this nice but nondescript Tudor to struggle to reach its low estimate of $40k, but someone liked it a lot more than I did. #21-1941 FORD DRY LAKES track rod. S/N 6450824. Creme and black/black vinyl. Odo: 2,169 miles. Has a solid but homemade feel about it. Good paint and trim, the few chrome bits are decent. Interior shows well but truck. S/N F2R1SP19198. Baby blue/cream vinyl. Odo: 14,448 miles. A friendly old pickup with some restoration work done. Repainted all over to a good, but not great, standard. Good glass, but gaskets are worn in many places; some overspray is easy to find. So-so chrome. lenses are cracked; interior shows well but won't be mistaken for new. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. Not any show potential without some serious cosmetic attention. On the other hand, it does have great colors on its side, it looks as if it's ready for a cross-country trip, it weighs less than a new Escalade and is no doubt a heck of a lot more fun. Interior sports a redone seat; no radio but it does have a heater. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $15,400. Let's call this Monterey magic, as this pickup would have struggled to bring half this amount at any "ordinary" auction. Better described as repainted than restored, it falls into the category of "just a truck" Not deserving of a second look at many venues, here it sold rapidly. is displaying some wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. Not expensive and not bad looking either, this is your low-bucks entry into the classic rodding scene. Formerly owned by the Don Garl its Museum, this rod still looks good despite its much older restoration. Well bought. 16 1952 CADILLAC TWO-SEAT CUSTOM convertible. S/N n/a. Eng. # 556247588. Silver/silver and black leather. Odo: 30,702 miles. One-off, Harley Earl-designed 2-seater with a shortened chassis. It won't be mistaken for a Jag, but it's a nice look in a fifties way. Older repaint shows plenty of issues with some bubbling and scratches. Chrome is mostly good or better, though some shows light pitting. Interior appears largely original. Very cool aircraft style gauges in front of the passenger. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $352,000. I would have #16 - #52-1956 DESOTO ADVENTURER 2-door hardtop. S/N 50386077. Eng. # 52367507. Black and gold/gold/black and gold. Odo: 31,881 miles. Restoration was recently finished, with all work done to a good standard. Very good paint, chrome and stainless been willing to take a bet that this car would not have sold, even though it just eked into low auction estimate with the commissions added. I hope the seller left happy. There are two credible ways to look at this car—it's either the daddy of the Eldorados, or a very expensive pricetag for a needed restoration. #49-1956 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convert- ible. S/N 5662139066. Burgundy/white/maroon and white leather. Odo: 59,102 miles. An older restoration and since driven, there are now plenty of issues that will need addressing if the new owner wishes to show this car. Good paint and chrome, with only light scratching. Some brightwork. Some play to one piece of trim, but otherwise well attached. Nice glass, tidy interior appears correct. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,600. Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, CA I was surprised by the number of people who stopped to look over the DeSoto. Perhaps it was the striking color combination or the none-toosubtle design, but it grabbed a lot of attention. Also surprising was the final sales result, well above what I considered an overly optimistic pre-sale estimate. #76-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM 4-door hardtop. Si/NI 58P040139. Olympic White/stainless/black and white leather. Odo: 16,765 miles. Bought new by John C. Swift, President of Swift Packing Company of Chicago. Good paint and high and low estimate, and still quite expensive in my book Good Broughams are hard to find, though there seems no shortage of poorly restored porkers out there. At least the new owner can lay claim to bringing home the bacon with this one. #71-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SIN 194677S105851. Black and red/black vinyl. Odo: 73,902 miles. 427-ci V8, 435 hp, 4-sp. Tri-power, power disc brakes, side pipes, Rallye wheels, Red Line tires, telescopic wheel, power windows, AM/FM radio. Corvette roadsters are among the hottest properties today. #8-1968 FORD FALCON SPRINT 2-door hardtop. S/N 3R17F173926. White/red vinyl. Odo: 11,076 miles. Miles claimed to be original. Very nice paintwork, much of it looks as if it could be original. Some areas at seams have light surface rust. Good chrome and glass; the brightwork on this expensive-to-restore, postless four-door "coupe." Some minor fit issues only. Air suspension replaced with springs; said to be one of two finished in Olympic White. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $79,750. Sold well below what I would have to describe as an optimistic Excellent paint, chrome is good but not great. No glass issues (see-through or fiber), very tidy, stock interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $145,200. No headlines to be had here—this is simply a case of a nice '67 big block finding a new owner for today's version of reasonable money. Without the all-important NCRS Top Flight award, I doubt if it would have done this well, but '67 r brightwork has more patina than wear. Excellent original interior, original style half-console and bucket seats. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,400. You won't find a bigger Falcon Sprint fan anywhere. I want one of these cars in my varied collection. With these low miles and what appears to be some well-done sympathetic restoration work, you could build a case that this car was very well bought. Consider it built.• HE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETS .... RABLE, MODULAR, FUNCTIONAL BALD GARAGE ENHAN EMENT SYSTEMS SOLID MAPLE  BUTCHER BLOCK TOP P  UT PULL-OUT PRECISION a BALDHEAD CABINET COMPANY, INC. 17290 Newhope Street • Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Telephone: 877.966.2253 • www.BaldheadCabinets.com November 2005  77


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Christie's Monterey, CA CHRISTIE'S Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey let Center Monterey, CA August 18, 2005 Auctioneer: Dermot Chichester Number of automotive lots: 47 Number sold: 34 Soles rate: 72% Sales total: $9,514,413 Binh sale: Lot 85 1937 Talbot-Laao Ti 50C SS coupe. sold at $3,535,00 0 Buyer's premium: 17.5% on the first 5200,000, 10% thereafter (included in the prices reported) Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics his was just the second year for Christie's Jet Center auction, a sale that now leads off the Monterey/Pebble Beach week on Thursday evening. The Jet Center property is ideally suited to an auction of this size. With preview days capped off by Gordon McCall's invitationonly party the night before the sale, Christie's had no problem attracting the right crowd to view its offerings. The Thursday evening sale was well attended and had the luxury of little competition from other events to divert interested auction goers. T Rupert Banner, International Head of Christie's car department, was delighted with the total sales volume of $9,514,413. In a post-sale interview, Mr. Banner emphasized the growth and strength of the new venue and how Christie's is pleased to be the first auction of the weekend. Pundits might argue that Christie's position is ideal, as they capitalize on the auction crowd's first chance to crack open their checkbooks. I would contend, however, that running low on funds before the weekend doesn't seem to be a threat with this bunch, accustomed as they are to investing just a (quite small) part of their wealth in cars, rather than merely spending until they run out. $345,000. On the lower end of the economic scale, a 1960 Volkswagen dropside pickup went to a new owner at a quite reasonable $15,275. Christie's has done a creditable job of outreach to the collector car market in the last few years. With a young, knowledgeable and approachable staff, one of the oldest companies on the planet is neither resting on its laurels nor showing its age. If you think all the fun in Monterey starts on Friday, it's time to adjust your calendar and give yourself an extra day of excitement next year.—D.K. ENGLISH #60-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II limousine. S/N 39TA. Eng. # KESS. Two-tone green and grey/grey and blue leather. RHD. Odo: 81,710 miles. By all indications on the outside, it's a scary car with bubbling paint and sag in at least two of the doors. Most chrome is very good, leather and wood inside is good as well. Perhaps scary is too strong a word to SOLD AT $230,000. This was one of the best restorations I have seen on a vintage Bentley in a number of years. Was it over the top? Yes, but in a strikingly handsome way with great attention to detail and an appealing choice of colors. The reserve seems high, but not as out of line as you would expect once you saw the car This one might fare better on its home soil. #53-1948 BENTLEY MARK VI sports saloon. S/N B282DA. Two-tone silver/black and gray leather. RHD. Odo: 53,664 miles. Lots of dents and dings to older paint, no visible rust but I didn't dig. Usual bi-metallic corrosion surrounding the parking lights; most chrome is good. Sunroof. Re-dyed interior is well past its prime, and the worn leather and bad carpets need help. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $21,150. The Brits often use these as donor cars to make Mark VI-based "specials," open bodied barrelshelled racers in the style of a '30s open tourer Perhaps that's the best choice for this Mark VI, as a restoration would likely cost many times the car 's value. describe this; how about a challenging restoration candidate? Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $37,600. If you own a body shop, don't mind the rather ungainly proportions of the exterior or are fortunate enough to just buy and drive without worrying about cosmetics, this would have been a good choice for you. All told, the interior was quite nice, and the price achieved was pound for pound among the best at this venue. Once again, buy it for dollars, and sell it for pounds. Last year Christie's sold 78% of the cars offered for a total of $6,930,575. This year's 72% sales rate beat that dollar amount by a substantial $2,583,838. Additionally, the overall quality of the offerings was varied and outstanding. Among the highlights was a well presented ex-LBJ Lincoln Continental convertible, which achieved a healthy $94,000, due in no small part to its brush with presidentiality. Also notable was a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette that made a world record $193,875, something that would have been more expected from a much rarer 1953. And a 1955 Mercedes Gullwing, resplendent in red with saddle interior and matching luggage, made 78  #61-1936 BENTLEY 4 1/4 LITRE sports coupe. S/N B11HM. Eng. # J2BA. Terracotta over black/black vinyUTerracotta leather. RHD. Odo: 84,229 miles. A very high point restoration, still showing well in all places. Excellent paint and chrome; no gap issues found and doors close as they should. Beautiful craftsman- #42-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 SE coupe. SN 5680992. Eng. # W79578S. Silver/black leather. Odo: 49,924 miles. Good but not show quality paint. Chrome is better than paint, only the windshield surround needs help. Some gaskets are weak, most are still good. Except for door caps, interior shows well, with excellent leather and wood on dash. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $64,625. Even though the tops don't go down on fixed head coupes, many Jag aficionados maintain they should be worth substantially more than they currently are. A good argument could be made that they look better than the open top versions. Those who vintage race prefer the coupes as well. All that said, any drop head or roadster will bring more, condition for condition, than a fixed head. This one, with its many small flaws, was pricy at the high bid. ship to all exterior and interior fittings. Interior is excellent, black piping looks great on the brick-colored leather. Customs duty of 2.5% payable on the invoice if sold. Cond: 1-. NOT #62-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 SE roadster. S/N1 S674966. Eng. # F20738S. Opalescent Blue/blue/blue and gray leather. Odo: 21,267 miles. Excellent paint, very good gaps with a good look and feel. Very good chrome, no faults worth noting. Unusual two-toned leather seats are blue and gray. Some wear showing on seats and leather style is incorrect, but looks good Sports Car Market


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Christie's Monterey, CA price. Once again, a car worth more on its home tuifthan in sunny California. Buy in dollars and sell in pounds, a pretty good way to make a 75% return on your inoney. Before the inevitable 50% of that gets eaten by expenses, fees, taxes and transportation. otherwise. Very good carpets and dash. A very nice driver. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $94,000. After suffering through scores of red, black and white XK 120s, I 'm ready to pay more for a powder blue one, simply because of the unusual nature of its presentation. Plenty of things that would drive the Jag judges crazy from Coventry to California, but the truth is someone liked this car for what it is and paid up. #74-1955 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-4 BN2 race roadster. S/N 229102. Red/red leather. Odo: 11,725 miles. A rough old racer with plenty of wear. Red paint is faded, some missing chrome and the balance is pitted. Roll bar, one fiberglass seat, plus one stock seat. Small plexiwindscreen to driver side. Rough—who knows how ready, however. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Not long ago it wouldn't have been hard to fill up a good size barn with period race cars in unrestored condition and with California race histories. As they slowly go the way of restoration and rehabilitation, their numbers have dwindled. However interesting this car 's history might be, the high bid seemed enough. #54-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II saloon. S/N SRA311. Silver/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 47,716 miles. Webasto style soft sunroof, good paint, good chrome. Sunroof vinyl shows age, but still decent. The interior is dirty, the wood is lighter than standard, and the seats show poorly. A driver with needs. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $16,450. No harm done at this #56-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II saloon. S/N LSVB387. Two-tone blue/blue leather. Odo: 65,427 miles. Nice paint with a few flaws, most involving poor prep; some chips. Very good chrome, some gaskets weak. Redone leather is the incorrect style and poorly fitted; good wood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,550. This continues to be a market where very nice cars will bring big money and cars that are less than perfect struggle to sell. Cloud land Cloud III models seem to have a more active following at this point. Maybe that means the best buys can be found in the Cloud Hs. Market priced. REAL ART REPLICAS The next evolution in art. km- F:110 Gurne■ NVeslal.t. , ■ )11)111 II LIMITED EDITION-LARGE SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY REPLICAS - 770.307.1042 - WWW.REALARTREPLICAS.COM November 2005  79


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Christie's Monterey, CA #51A-1963 JAGUAR XKE SI convertible. S/N RA29759. Eng. # 3781. Red leather/2/30685. Odo: 70,000 miles. Looks to be a thorough restoration with a few years on it now. Well done but not perfect. Nice paint, good gaps, very nice chrome, excellent interior. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $94,000. In case you chrome. All windscreen gaskets need replacement; now that the glass insert has slight delamination, buyer might as well do that also. Very clean interior, good wood and vinyl. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $70,500. There was a lot of pre-sale interest in this car; and I heard numerous discussions about it before it crossed the block. It certainly had the right colors, and as a well-restored example, it's holding up very well. I would update the condition rating to a 2+ when the windshield related work is done, so let's call this a reasonable buy. #69-1973 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE haven't noticed, prices for E-Types have risen so much in the past few months that they appear to be approaching their historic high levels from 15 years ago. Use the aforementioned statement as advice and not warning. This time it appears the prices might be sustainable. Perhaps a bit pricey, but not out of the market. #59-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK HI convertible. S/N HBJ8L27357. Eng. # 29KRUH2058. Healey Blue/blue vinyl/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 200 miles. No-reserve sale. Very good paintwork. It doesn't have the look or feel of a finished-yesterday job, but still quite nice. Very good brightwork, good glass unusually includes the serial number of the car etched coupe. SN CRA14045. Eng. # 14045. White/ brown leather. Odo: 77,474 miles. Good but not great quality repaint, with good chrome. Interior shows plenty of wear, brown seats look dirty even though they are not. Wood is poor, carpets just okay. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $16,450. The Corniche Coupe is almost the forgotten step- sister to the convertible. Let's not forget that these cars are largely coach built, and as such are the last of an era. Too bad most of them are now in this kind of "iffy" state of repair, or at least those examples I have seen recently. No bargain at the high bid, but this is a car worth holding onto as one day they will be worth substantially more. in. 1 did not realize there was an underground market for hot Healey glass. Clean interior shows light wear, good wood, vinyl and carpets. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,875. Anyone who has tried to figure out the direction for big Healey prices in the past ten years must be bald by now from pulling all his hair out. I liked the honest nature of this presentation, and the car was presented in likeable colors. Let's just call it market correct and wait until the next one sells. #39-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK III PHASE 2 convertible. S/N HBT8L36950. Eng. # H10317. British Racing Green/black soft top/black. Odo: 49,261 miles. No reserve. All the signs of a well-done older restoration now with some miles. Very good paint and #41-1982 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR saloon. S/N SCAZN42A3CCX05763. Rainbow/tan leather. Odo: 77,076 miles. Another Bhagwan car, this one appears to have started life as a white example. Some chips to otherwise good paint, which still presents well overall. Brightwork is good, as is glass, though some gaskets are drying up. Interior is stock, and some chrome, leave the still very tidy and clean interior alone. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Described from the podium as the perfect starter Bugatti, I would have to agree both in size and price. The carriage-like closed coachwork isn't exactly the aspirational choice of the Bugatti beginner, however Once you get past its in-your-face appearance, this was a decent Bug for not too much coin, and it should have sold. #73-1930 BUGATTI 43A roadster. S/N 43292. Eng. # 121. Red/white canvas/black leather. RI-ID. Patina plus or barn find cleaned up, your choice. All original paint is poorly holding up but it would be a shame to restore. Brightwork is complete but scarred, rusty in places. Rumble seat is a single seater; leather FRENCH #71-1929 BUGATT1 44 FIACFtE coupe. S/N 441141. Eng. # L771. Yellow and black/ black vinyl/black leather. RHD. Odo: 1,939 km. Nice paint, some brightwork is pitted and some is discolored, but it is all present and most would clean up. Desilvering to inside headlights will not. An older restoration with some flaws is now what remains. After paintwork worn with good patina to driver seat area, and complete with mouton overcarpets. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Ah, the rainbow car formerly the property of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Many of the Bhagwan's cars were sold at auction and subsequently repainted,. that early Spur in your garage might have had a multi-color paint job in its past. It's interesting, to say the least, but I don't know if the incongruity of a rainbow paint job on a Rolls is exciting to many potential buyers. High bid seemed high enough to me. 80  might be original. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,115,000. Likely one of the best remaining unrestored Bugattis in the world. The best news is the chance to own and drive a million-dollar car with no worries about paint chips or getting caught out in the rain. This car sold for higher than expected by more than $1001c, and it would not be dijficult to build a case backing up such a result. #85-1937 TALBOT-LAGO T150C SS TEARDROP coupe. S/N 90105. Eng. #85019. Red/red leather w/ fawn cloth. RHD. Odo: 6,762 km. Pre-selective manual transmission. 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Christie's Monterey, CA Besides death and taxes, the continued upswing in Gullwing values seems guaranteed. This car was correctly priced for the end of summer 2005. in the past. Good wood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,535,000. Ex-Tommy Lee (not Mr Pamela Anderson) and Brook Stevens. Incredibly, one of two teardrop bodied Talbot-Lagos for sale this weekend, both of which sold for similar prices. Orignially sold to America through Luigi Chinetti to Tommy Lee, two owners later to Brook Stevens, who kept it for four decades. Very original and complete, a very important car for any top tier collector GERMAN #70-1953 MERCEDES BENZ 300S cabriolet. S/N 18801000171153. Eng. # 188920001278/53. Silver/black cloth/red. Odo: 211 km. Properly done high-point restoration, with excellent fitting and finish throughout. Paint, gaps and all chrome are as new. Fresh top is well fitted, interior is free of flaws. Hard to SOLD AT $15,275. In a world where anything under $20k seems like a giveaway, you'd have to count this as extremely well bought. The advantage to the drop sides is one we Americans often miss—these are a great truck to transport your smaller automotive toys from one event to another in classic style. I can only imagine how good this rig would look with my Zagato electric car on the bed. Or maybe not. #38-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL roadster. S/N 12104210950139. Eng. # 121921109501379. Red/black cloth/light grey vinyl. Odo: 64,717 miles. Very good paint and chrome. Older cloth top is worn but still serviceable; top bows could use some scrubbing. Vinyl fault in any area. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $279,000. I've only had the pleasure of seeing a handful of these handsome cabriolets on the market recently; all of them have been well restored examples. Price achieved seems to be market correct for these rare cars, although 300S owners think they should be worth more. I can't say I disagree. #65-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL guilwing. S/N 1980405500766. Eng. # 1980405500798. Mercedes Red/tan leather. Odo: 26,480 miles. Very nicely done restoration with excellent paint and very good chrome. Delaminating glass to the windshield is the most traditional of Alfa styling, but certainly not a bad looking car Good and thoroughly documented ownership history. My best guess is that it will take a committed, British Alfa collector to truly appreciate the value here. Unfortunately, no one meeting that description was present to make such a commitment. seats don't add much, some pulling away on door panels and poorly done wood are no help. Period correct radio is a plus. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $32,900. In today's market $33k seems cheap for a decent driver-condition 190SL. At Monterey it can seem like an absolute giveaway Not a gift, but a good buy on what appeared to be a decent car #40-1989 MERCEDES BENZ 420SEL most alarming cosmetic find Excellent leather and carpets, fitted luggage is a good look. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $345,000. Owned by Daniel Snyder owner of the Washington Redskins. 82 S/N WDBCA35E1KA486927. Rainbow/grey leather. Odo: 138,482 miles. A Bhagwan car. Moonroof. Paintwork appears to be holding up well, especially considering the miles obtained. Brightwork is good with minor scratching, windshield shows light scratches. Interior shows quite a bit of wear, some delamination to wood on console, seats are a bit softly sprung through use. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,112. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was the spiritual leader whose followers showered him with saloon. #78-1935 ALFA ROMEO SPECIAL single seat racer. Eng. #50015. Burgundy/none/brown leather. Lots of use wear and patina here, good older paint, brightwork shows some pitting and a light touch of rust. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. To say that at present there are some holes in this car 's history is nothing short of an understatement. The catalog description states: "In 1986, Alfa Romeo restorer Paul Grist acquired a chassis frame from well-known South #68-1960 VOLKSWAGEN DROPSIDE SINGLE CAB pickup truck. S/N 619614. Eng. # 8074845. Primrose Red/grey vinyl. Odo: 31,772 miles. Good quality older restoration. By no means a show truck, but nice throughout. Some wear to paint, with one or two nicks. No chrome, but painted trim is in good shape; some wear to wood strips on the bed. Seat has some loose stitching, nice everywhere else. Cond: 3. their love, attention and gaudily painted luxury vehicles. As recently as 10 years ago, it seemed as if every auction had a Bhagwan car Now we're down to one or two a year Bought for less than the price of its paint job; no bargain however, as this was a well used—almost to the point of used up—Benz. ITALIAN #81-1930 ALFA ROMEO TIPO 6C 1750 GTC roadster. S/N 101014917. Eng. # 101014917. Red/black cloth/black leather. RI-ID. Odo: 21,373 miles. Very nice older restoration. Excellent paint, some chrome is showing light to full pitting; much could be polished out. Black cloth top shows age. Fine leather and carpets. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $300,000. An unusual British-bodied Alfa, and not the Sports Car Market


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Christie's Monterey, CA American Lucio Bollert. He informs us that the chassis was fitted with numbered front and rear suspension parts, including road springs, trailing arms and came with an original oil cooler and gearchange casting." The car was then rebuilt into the guise of a 1935 Racing Special. Winner at 1998 Goodwood Festival of Speed, fastest pre-war car and first in class. Possibly the most expensive car I have ever seen at auction that was clearly represented as a bitsa. #75-1952 LANCIA AURELIA PF 200 convertible prototype. S/N B511051. Eng. # B213803. Silver/black cloth/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 52,549 km. Titled as a 1955, though most likely built in 1953. Paint was well applied; however, finishwork underneath is questionable. Has some areas with pitting and other problems, has some fit issues, seat seams are good but underneath is mottled in places. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $257,000. This Prototipo has futuristic styling going for it in spades. One only has to look at the rear deck to see where Cadillac got its inspiration for Eldorado convertibles twenty years later 1 thought the estimate was optimistic; apparently others thought it spot on. #66-1954 FERRARI 250 EUROPA 1ST SERIES coupe. S/N 0351 EU. Eng. #0351 EU. Cream/red leather. Odo: 64,185 km. Cover car, Cavallino #142. Very nice paint shows well but does not appear as fresh as I expected. Door lock is bronze and not chromed, correct? Brightwork excellent carpets, dash area is nice, but unusually done with leather vertical surfaces. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $895,000. I'm the first to admit that the Nembo Spyders are among the handsomest Ferraris of the era. This car just made it to its low estimate, but I think the sale result makes perfect sense in this market. Well done. including discoloration. Door edge prep could have been better, chrome appears complete but some is dented, some has light pitting. Interior is complete but could use a polish. Interior appears to show original leather. Very nice patina. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $380,000. I believe this car was too aggressively estimated and that why it failed to sell. The 250 Europa bodystvle by Pinin Farina looks better every year With the current increase in Ferrari prices, this could look cheap in just a few more months. #83-1960 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SZ coupe. S/N AR1012600171. Red/black. Odo: 49,734 km. Incorrectly cataloged as a "real" car, the salesroom notice says it's a replica. Estimates dropped accordingly, from $75k-$100k to $50k-$60k. Very good paint, most brightwork is good, some excellent. Good windscreen, plexi in all other windows is fine Auto Collectors Garage 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX • 713-541-2281 • fax 713-541-2286 For Further Information Please Refer To Our Website www.autocollectorsgarage.com tiniThrwittoi spyder. S/N 1777GT. Eng. # 2271GT. Rosso Corsa/beige soft top/beige leather. Odo: 29,989 km. Good but not great paint, nice brightwork, but still some shows pitting. Window felts worn, some issues with gaps. Very nice leather and #72-1960 FERRARI 250 GT Nembo 1932 Ford Hot Rod: 8 cylinder; Harwood Body; automatic; removable hardtop; coil over suspension; disc brakes; knockoffs; am/fm/cd stereo; SHOW QUALITY.  $42,900.00 1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible. 4sp; power steering & brakes; 2 owner; Marti Report; great history & records; TWO PERIOD CORRECT PAXTON SUPERCHARGERS; 559HP. Serious Inquiry ONLY. 1962 Austin Healey BT7: 6 cylinder; 4 speed; famous tri-carb; factory hardtop only; NEW paint, chrome, rubber, interior, exhaust, wire wheels, & tires; excellent mechanically. $42,900 7**14 :intamegi 1954 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible: V8; POWER steering, brakes, windows, seats, and top; complete frame up restoration in 2003 with records and pictures.  $59,900.00 1974 Triumph TR6: 6 cylinder; 4 speed; FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING; complete frame off restoration-NEW paint, top, interior, & boot cover.  $21,900 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible: 400ci; 350hp V8; POWER steering, brakes, & top; 4 speed; complete frame off restoriation with Pontiac Heritage Report. $52,500 SALES • SERVICE • RESTORATION • APPRAISAL November 2005 83


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Christie's Monterey, CA absolutely no denying the eye appeal of a Lusso. Even the lesser cars look great from just a few feet away. Despite a recent steady increase in prices, this car failed to find a new home. High bid was likely not far off but just not enough to get the job done. as well. Clean and well done interior. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. This little 'football" seemed to get tossed back and forth in the days before the sale. Apparently, a marque expert couldn't confirm this example to be completely kosher Christie 's did the right thing by changing the estimate and posting a salesroom notice. It appears that many of these cars have been created by rebodying a less valuable Alfa from the same era, and as long as the incentive remains, expect to see more. #52-1961  FERRARI  250  GT COMPETITION racing coupe. SN 2819GT. Eng. # 942/62E. Rosso Corsa/black. Paintwork to a good standard, unusual coachwork still remains a matter of taste, but there is no denying that the car has a few bubbles and a dent or two. Good brightwork; interior shows well with complete gauges. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $3,000,000. "The Breadvan" was perhaps the most hyped-up lot coming into the weekend. Bidding opened at $2m and obtained a cool million more before stopping There was still activity on this car at press time; it could be sold by the time you read this. It's worth at least the current low estimate of $3.5m in this market, although $4m or $5m still seems a stretch. Lots of car, lots of history, and an unusual design. #55-1964 FERRARI 250GT Berlinetta Lusso. S/N 5679. Eng. # 5679. Red/black leather. Odor 50,929 km. First registered in 1965. Very good paint, one one-inch long crack to passenger door and a few flaws at seams. Older area shows a nicely machined look, Pirelli P6s have plenty of life left. Interior is race modified with roll cage, race seats and belts, marked toggles and more. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $88,125. Just into the low end of the estimate, plus the commission, this car sold where a number of the interested on-lookers before the auction told me it would not reach. This car 's best years are likely in front of it, as vintage races and rallies will welcome it. A tough market to understand, my thought is that Christie 's had a good handle on the car and its value prior to placing it in the sale. #67-1965 FERRARI 1512 FORMULA ONE monoposto. S/N 0008. Eng. #0008. Blue and white w/ NART decals/black vinyl. A few light scars and bang marks to paint, some more serious than others. Original appearing and otherwise clean with good trim. Nicely done seat, instruments appear complete and clean. Sold on a bill of sale only. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,115,000. As one of just three 15 I 2s built, this car has lots of history, including a typical Ferrari soap opera at the 1965 Mexican Grand #57-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GTA race coupe. S/N AR613886. Eng. # AR0053613496. Alfa Red/black racing. Odo: 33,794 miles. Period racer by Roger Lewis. Race car quality respray, plenty to pick at if needed, but looks good from ten feet. Windshield glass is good, the balance of the clear stuff is plexi and some shows age. Outside filler neck in trunk #80-1971 IVIASERATI GHIBLI SS 4.9-L coupe. S/N AM 115492248. Eng. # SS3556. Pino Verde Metallizato/black leather. Odor 50,713 km. Good paint in an unusual and pretty color; some bubbles at front edge of the hood, but these are quite common in Ghiblis. Good chrome, very good glass and gaskets. Interior shows wear to original seats and carpets. Overall, a very nice look; recent U.K. import. An additional 2.5% customs duty is payable on the invoice price, including commission. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $51,700. Very well bought. Two years ago this would have been a $35k car In the recent run-up of prices for exotics, Ghiblis have not been left behind, but also haven't jumped as high as others. Very much a bargain in the marketplace at these prices. AMERICAN #82-1923 STUDEBAKER SPECIAL SIX 2-seat racer. S/N 3068535. Eng. # EK20940. Polished aluminum/black leather. RHD. Odor 10,294 miles. Lots of homebuilt style to this "Special." Good coachwork over the solidly built frame. Lots of aging and patina, nice touches include window-screen bug deflector, huge brass fuel tank, triple rear mounted spares. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $99,875. Another Argentinian race car makes the U.S. auction scene, this one with enough patina and hammerand-anvil engineering to please any old race car fan. The catalog description gives a relatively complete history of the car and it makes for interesting reading. This was a good result, just within the estimated range. gaskets are a problem in some areas, much of the small chrome has pitting, an expensive re-do if deemed necessary by the next owner. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. There is 84  Prix. It was a part of the Chinetti Collection until the 1990s, and is vintage race eligible. Not a cheap entry price into the world of historics, but you likely have a chance to take home a prize or two. #77-1931 PACKARD 833 club sedan. S/N 320497. Eng. # 320490. Maroon with beige trim/black vinyl/brown fabric. Odor 80,881 miles. Nicely done restoration with excellent paint and chrome. Nice detail work includes the pinstripes, wind wings and trunk rack. Trunk is Sports CCM MOlket


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Christie's Monterey, CA to look up is whether this car set a world record price for 1954s. It absolutely did, and the seller is to be congratulated. The one I saw less than a year ago that changed hands for 1/3 of this price seems pretty cheap now, doesn't it? poorly finished and takes away from the overall look. Estimate appears low for condition—the fine printed cloth seats and excellent wood would likely cost half the low estimate to re-do. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,875. This was my early pick for the best buy of the auction. At the $30k low estimate, this car—even with its nonetoo-pretty box on box styling—would be worth having. When the dust settled, this car went for over the high estimate including commission. Not cheap, but likely worth it. #64-1933 LINCOLN KB convertible coupe. S/N 2407. Eng. # 2407. Black with scarlet fenders/black/black leather. Odo: 121 miles. Excellent restoration looks to be recent but it is not. Now has some paint flaws, including light cracks on the fenders. Many of the problems could be caught with some careful redoing. Excellent chrome; interior could use some cleaning but shows well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $176,250. Before the sale, I was convinced this car would struggle to meet its $130k minimum, but would be an excellent buy if it did. I think its still a great deal; with some gentle recommissioning, this car could be a show winner again. Even without the work, it a great car for a tour #46-1936 FORD WINFIELD SPECIAL single seat racer. Eng. # W37771 WN. Yellow and orange/black leather. Offered on a bill of sale only. Good paint shows some age-related cracking, some wear use as well. Monterey Histories Participant stickers covering 10 previous years is a good sign. Decent brightwork, good stock look to painted wires. Driver seat is well done, nice detail work, including engine; turned dash looks great. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. With Monterey Historics eligibility and what appears to be a decent chance of getting involved in vintage racing again, I have trouble figuring out why this car failed to sell. Okay, its not running with the big dogs, but it is sharing the same kennel. The high bid here was merely a rounding error for some of the 86 and appears to be a recent vintage. Ribbed wide whitewall Goodyear tires give an unusual look. Nice replacement vinyl to seats; interior presents tidy throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,125. Fully $20k-$35k more than the price guides will tell you for condition 3 cars. Any Woody has become desirable in today's market, with some more than others. Let's call this one fully priced, but I think it 's time for some price guide revision, as this seems to be more of a trend than a fad. #47-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S004485. Eng. # 0967102F54Y6. Polo White/beige/red. Odo: 1,374 miles. Actual mileage. Very nice paint, well finished with good gaps all around. Chrome also presents very well. This was a professionally done restoration by someone who knows these cars. Interior is to a correct style and is well-fitted. A pleasing restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $193,875. Last seen in Atlantic City at the G. Potter King Auction, 02/20/03, where it failed to sell at $100k. One thing I don't have Historics participants. Was everyone on the track when this car crossed the block? #43-1947 BUICK SUPER SERIES 50 woody wagon. S/N 14759187. Eng. # 49596645. Dark green and wood/black vinyl/ tan leather. Odo: 36,789 miles. Wood appears quite solid with some light separation in the front doors. Good to very good paint with sound chrome. Vinyl top is well-fitted, well-grained Overall an incomplete feel to the car, and not just because of the missing V on the deck lid. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Formerly owned by John Entwistle, bassist for The Who, and no, this was not the car famously driven into a Holiday Inn swimming pool. Apart from Who aficionados, I can't see why anyone wouldn't find a nicer example in this price range and add it to their stable. #84-1957 ARNOLT-BRISTOL DELUXE 2-seat roadster. S/N 404X3076. Blood orange/black vinyl. Odo: 16,305 miles. Good paint shows a few pockmarks in places; good bridftwork and decent, but far from perfect #76-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ convertible. S/N 5762012175. Red/white and red leather. Odo: 32,509 miles. Good paint, well applied and even. Chrome, however, is a different story—lots of it is good or better, though rear bumpers look to have been cast in a bad sand forge and plated. Parade boot is nice; good older leather to seats, good carpets. gaps. Medium quality carpets are no help to the otherwise good interior; nice seats and complete gauges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,350. One of the nicer Arnolt-Bristols I've seen in the past few years. I'm glad it wasn't red, but orange doesn't seem like much of an improvement. Not cheap, but I'm ready to call this well bought because of its completeness and condition. #48-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N J59S105143. Eng. # F218C5. Red/hard top/red. Odo: 47,300 miles. Fuel injection, hard top, dog dish hub caps. Very nicely restored, the biggest flaw found cosmetically is a bad windshield rubber gasket. Excellent paint, most chrome is excellent excepting a few light divots to the front bumpers—should have been Sports Car Market


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Christie's Monterey, CA sent back to the chromer for a re-do. Tidy, stock interior. Cond: 2 +. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. Where the 1954 example in this sale set a record price, this one failed to sell for what appeared to be a reasonable amount. I thought the pre-sale estimates on this car were quite reasonable, it's mystifi ,ing why this car failed to change hands. #49-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE split window coupe. S/N 30837S106690. Eng. # 3106690F0107RF. Daytona Blue/dark blue. Odo: 43,294 miles. 327-ci V8, 360 hp, Fuelie 4sp. Good older paint shows just a few too many divots to ignore, a few spider web cracks as well. Good brightwork could use some stainless polish in places, some scratches to glass. Underhood is clean, not show condition, but looks to have miles. Nice presentation, looks like perhaps a three- or four-year-old used car might despite the miles. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Interior shows only light wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $94,000. Former owner was LBJ. Ifmemory serves me correctly, this was one of a number of Lincoln convertibles Johnson had around the ranch. I remember a period newspaper article noting his affinity for driving around his Texas acres, including places where there was no road. Christie's received lots of last minute action on this car when it was featured with a live shot on MSNBC the morning of the sale. Let's call a full 50-60% of this sale presidential celebrity value. #44-1967 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 500 fastback. S/N 67410F7A00834. White with blue stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 19,617 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp, 524 hp. Color change white paint looks good on the outside. Just don't look too closely at transition areas or under the gaskets. Very good chrome except for the vent window surrounds—as usual the toughest area is ignored. Low profile tires look out of place Excellent windshield, gaskets and felts are properly redone. Very clean interior is stock—again, done but not overly so. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $141,000. This one sold a little bit higher than I expected. However, with great colors and good options, don't call this one overpriced. 1967 Corvettes have once again re-achieved what I refer to as "lobster pricing status," i.e., market priced daily, just like you'd find your favorite crustacean on the menu. Today it was $141k. #79-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 2-door hardtop. S/N 124379N684801. Eng. # V0902DZ. Yellow with black center stripes/ black vinyl. Odo: 72,799 miles. 302-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Good older repaint, some light touch-up work done. Very good chrome, some delamination to the edges of the windshield. been correctly restored and then driven. Correct 1963 style interior has some fit issues, but good nonetheless. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $82,250. Price achieved seemed a tad high, but I have not seen too many of these fuel-injected split window coupes on the market recently. After further review, in fact, I've changed my mind and will put this one into the well bought column. All of the C2 Corvettes have been climbing the price ladder, so there's no reason why a split window fuelie with 360 hp shouldn't as well. #58-1964 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4door convertible. S/N 4Y86N400405. Arctic White/fawn and cream leather. Odo: 95,917 on this old schooler. Lots of aftermarket performance modifications; I'm not a fan of the nofront-bumper look either. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $141,000. I'm not even going to bother arguing whether any 1967 GT 500 car is worth this high bid. We '11 just leave that subject alone. If we suppose the world's nicest example is worth this much or better let's not forget to count off for condition. After replacing the aftermarket speed equipment, tires and such, I would have to call this car spectacularly overpriced, even in today's red hot market. #50-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STING RAY convertible. S/N 194677S110863. Marlboro Maroon/saddle/saddle vinyl. Odo: 677 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-sp, 435 hp. Mileage since engine rebuild. Nice, freshly done car with a good, but not overdone look. Bolt-on wheels, black hood stinger, Red Line tires. Very good gaps, excellent paint with fine brightworlc, though front bumpers show much waviness. seats and belts, no wear noted. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $129,250. The 630 hp RS200s were Group B giant killers in their day. They are the rally car equivalent of the Ford GT40. The miles were not correct, so add approximately 700 more for the real reading and assume they were tough ones. This rare left hand drive example was worth the sale price. I just hope the buyer has plenty of dirt roads nearby.• 88 Sports Car Market Neat and tidy interior, three added gauges. A nice presentation throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,250. Let's place this one firmly in the well bought column. This car was on and off the block before the hydrocarbons had a chance to filter past the auctioneer Even when forgetting whatever provenance might accompany this car in this market anything that looks remotely muscle and has two doors will bring this result or better #63-1986 FORD RS200 EVOLUTION coupe. S/N SFACXXBJ2CGL00161. Eng. # GL00161. White/black. Odo: 61 miles. Sold on a bill of sale. Not many miles, though not asnew either, with lots of wear. Very good paint, underhood is dusty but will detail nicely. Race


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction Monterey, CA August 19- 20, 2005 Auctioneer: Peter Bainbridge Number of automotive lots: 153 Number sold: 138 Sales rate: 90% Sales total: 0,738,100 _ High sale: Lot 251, 1938 Talbot-Lago 1150-C Logo Special Teardrop coupe, sold at S3,685,000 Buyer's premium: 10% (included in sold prices) By Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics t was not all that many years ago that a car selling at auction for seven figures created all kinds of excitement. In today's heated market, any auction worth its salt is going to have at least one headlining million-dollar car on offer. At its recent annual Monterey sale, RM ran the table by selling six, with three others bid to the $2m level, but still failing to meet the sellers' reserves. I The most spectacular offering was lot 251, a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Special, which won the 24 Hours of Spa. Pre-sale estimates placed it in the $3m to $4m range, so the final price of $3.7m was not unexpected. RM promoted the lovely Teardrop coupe with its own 40-page catalog, and considering the car's uncontested history, rarity and incredible design, it's difficult to argue it was not worth every penny spent. Two of the cars that failed to sell in the $2m range were Ferraris, one a 1966 Dino 206 SP and the other a 375 MM Spider. The third was a bright red 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato coupe, which stalled at nearly $2.5m. Had money been no object, this one would have had at least one more determined player. But money does matter. So alas, I, like so many others, was left to play the "What if?" game. fetching a couple hundred thousand more than the former, a result of that all-important difference in production figures. RM's Monterey auction continues to offer an array of collector vehicles that appeal to an equally broad range of interests and financial well-being. This year's total was almost a third again that of its 2005 Arizona event, with sales of $30,738,100 and a 90% hit rate. With the market always in a state of flux, and with an intensification of competition, it will be interesting to see what stops RM pulls out in its upcoming January sale. If its Monterey success is anything to go by, I for one am certainly not going to bet against them.—C.B. ENGLISH #229-1949 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 670001. Bronze/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 67,525 miles. Alloy-bodied, and the earliest surviving XK 120 known. Needs a full restoration. Old, thick paint and big, uneven gaps. Leather is heavily cracked and dry with a thick re-dye. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $440,000. The only redeeming quality to this Cat is its rarity, which, as SOLD AT $35,200. Performance pales a bit compared to the 100-4. Some like the larger hood scoop and small back seat on a 100-6. This one was a very unusual shade of blue. 100-6s continue to march up the value scale, and this one was in line with recent activity. Weird color takes away from overall presentation. #266-1957 JAGUAR XK 140 MC fixed head coupe. S/N S815803. Eng. # G87798S. Red/tan leather. Odo: 3,001 miles. One could argue that this was the best prepared, best presented car at the sale. Even with a restoration not willing to dig deep enough to make the seller happy. It would be a sin to restore this, as original competition cars from the .fifties are most rare. The correct buyer is out there, somewhere. #115-1957 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 roadster. S/N BN4L0437231. Blue/blue leather. Odo: 18,788 miles. Cosmetic restoration with lots of recent mechanicial work. Rebuilt transmission and brakes claimed. Decent panel fit. Passenger door handle oxidized. Interior shows minor wear. No issues under hood. Cond: 2. ---rioadg=---01"1110111111k-viter we know, is tops in the collector world. Bidding went quickly from $200k. Without the history and alloy coachwork, this was a $40k-$50k car By comparison, an alloy XK 120, a solid #I-, sold at Gooding for less than half this amount. Historically important cars, no matter the marque or condition, will always bring a premium. #136-1954 ALLARD J2X roadster. S/N 3201. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 18,051. Discovered in a Northeastern barn by the Dragone Brothers, where it had been stored for 40 years. Only 9 J2X Le Mans-bodied Allards were built. And only this one was equipped with an Oldsmobile The consignments allowed for plenty of action at the other end of the spectrum as well. Jaguar seemed to be the marque of the month, as eight XXEs and six XICs crossed the block. The assembled buyers were a knowledgeable bunch, paying serious money for the finer examples and not overpaying for those with needs. In addition, two low-mileage, well documented Head 'Cudas—a '70 and a '71—sold for market-correct prices, with the latter 90  from 1989, everything from front to back, top to bottom, is excellent, with all details attended to. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $104,500. This was big money for a FHC, though one could also argue the immaculate condition warranted such money. #244-1958 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MK HI coupe. S/N AM30031727. Eng. # DBA1335. Blue/light gray leather. Odo: 653 miles. Sympathetic restoration to an overall original car. Excellent paint. Original leather Rocket V8. Old respray that changed the color from Oldsmobile green. A rare, original, running Allard. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. History is known from new but bidders were shows age appropriate wear, new carpets. Engine bay clean but not to show standard. The best of the Feltham cars. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,500. Olden pre-DB4 Astons are coming up Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA these days on the strength of their newer DB5 and DB6 sisters. This pretty car was no exception, and would not have surprised me if it had reached $90k. #247-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4GT ZAGATO coupe. S/N DB4GT0199L. Eng. # 370796. Fiesta red/black leather. Formerly owned by longtime Aston enthusiast and ex-U.S. AMOC Chairman, and then for 30 years by present owner. Older bare metal respray still shows were built in conjunction with Carroll Shelby, who put a V8 in a Series IV Alpine. Restored in the '90s, the paint has a few nicks and scratches and the interior now shows wear. Rubber mouldings are torn. Equipped with Minilite wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,300. In the era these were very competitive in European rallies. Should be a hoot to drive with that V8. Price paid was reasonable, albeit at the low end of the estimate. That will translate well onto the greatfun-per-dollar-spent scale. well, with some nicks and chips. Mechanicals rebuilt in the early '90s. Seats show use, with leather creased but healthy. Well used and rigorously maintained during its present ownership. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $2,450,000. Bid was not far off the mark With only 19 of these beautiful GTs out there, however, the seller has a bit of a hold on the market. Today he decided to wait for something more to come along. #155-1965 SUNBEAM TIGER convertible. S/N B9470855LRXFE. Guardsman Blue/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 6,151 miles. These #131-1961 MG A racing roadster. S/N CT749. Red/black. Odo: 7,442 miles. Converted to vintage racer in early '90s at a cost of over but the trim is dinged and scratched. Engine compartment is spotless. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,600. If one of these is on your want list, then this would have been the one to buy. Restored at a cost that must have exceeded the price paid here. The V8 should provide enough pep, and you won't see them at every stop light. Well bought if this is your thing. $40k. Long list of mods for that purpose. Serious crack in the rear deck. Numerous racing nicks and dings in the front. Several paint flaws. New engine recently installed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,600. Impressive track record at the Glen, Daytona, Lime Rock and others, with vintage approval from the SVRA, HSR, VSCDA and VSCCA. If racing an MGA is your thing, then this is an inexpensive—relative term—way to get started. #105-1971 TRIUMPH STAG convertible. S/N LE1358L. Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 49,057 miles. The first V8 for Triumph. The Stag was only imported from 1971-1974. Stated to have been a complete restoration. New paint, We .qeel areezmd, and /avedtmetit& Ford GT --- Kirkham AC Cobra (289) 32 Ford 5-window Coupe 51 Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM 54 Jag XK120 Roadster 55 Ford Victoria 57 Ford Thunderbird 60 Porsche 356 62 Ferrari GTO Ferrari GTO When a certain English collector's GTO racecar reached a value of S9 million. he parked it and had this car built to race in its place. Owned at one point by John Calley, Director of The DaVtno Code, this particular racecar beat track times of the original GTO it was commissioned to emulate. A car with a great story, and perfect in every detail according to Ferrari experts $P.O.A 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV The Miura (named after a breed of Spanish fighting bulls) is Lamborghini's star flagship vehicle, and this SV was certainly one of the stars at this year's Pebble Beach Concours. With the rare S/N of 5000, this Fly Yellow car (w/ blue interior) has only had 2 owners, the second of which barely drove it. $P.O.A. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC This Rosso Red coupe is perfectly original, with only 30.000 gentle miles. This original GTC is 1 of only 600 produced, meticulously maintained and a wonderful driver. For a tried and true investment car. this GTC is it. $140,900 62 Lincoln Convertible 64 327 Corvette Roadster 67 El Camino 67 Shelby 61500 Fastback 67 Pontiac GTO 67 Camaro SS/RS Convertible 68 Pontiac GTO 69 Porsche 911 E/S 70 Mustang Convertible 70 Plymouth Cuda 440/6 72 Ferrari Daytona 72 Merc Wagon 99 Ferrari 360 Coupe 01 Ferrari 360 Spider ramify ()Kamm Caim, 33033 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • (949) 496-3000 Virtual showroom. www.familyclassiccars.com


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA #242-1977 ASTON MARTIN V8 SERIES III coupe. S/N V811562LCA. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 33,500 miles. California car. Options include rare power sunroof, pw, ps, pb, a/c. Older stated $12k repaint still looks good. GERMAN #255-1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL roadster recreation. S/N 189387. Burgundy/tan leather. Odo: 42,233 miles. Recreated on a correct 540K chassis, with new replica Special Roadster bodywork. Gaps, panels, paint and brightwork all excellent. Interior is immaculate as well. As new or better condition all around, but still a fake. Cond: 1. SOLD Nice chrome; tired wheels and engine looks dirty. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,750. This was a deal, as these regularly tend to trade for about $5k-$10k more in this condition. Not much required to spruce this car up for fun, usable cruiser FRENCH #251-1938 TALBOT-LAGO T150-C LAGO SPECIAL teardrop coupe. S/N 90034. Eng. # 85048. Black/tan. Odo: 86,081 km. One of 16 Teardrop coupes. Continuous known history since new. Older restoration to this historically important car. Well maintained mechanically and cosmetically since, but rough in AT $1,017,500. Reserve was set at just under a million. This car was beautifid, and certainly priced less than the real thing. However would you want to spend a million bucks and still have to make excuses? #160-1939 BMW 327 roadster. S/N 73962Z. White/blue fabric/blue leather. Odo: 8 km. The 327 was a four-passenger, detuned version of the popular 328. Only 482 were produced during a three-year run. Stated to have been restored in the late '80s. Numerous paint chips in the recent Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $396,000. Gullwings continue their gradual rise. This was not a surprising amount to pay for a restored car though this one was not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. #254-1957 PORSCHE 356A SPEEDSTER. S/N 88583. Eng. # 63887. Black/black/red leather. Odo: 55 mi. Excellent panels, paint, interior and detailing throughout. Only weak spot appears to be the underbody details, which seem IOW to have been hastily attended to. The black body and red seats present a striking combination. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $143,000. Speedsters will always be a solid collectible. And cars like this one, done to near meticulous standards, will always fetch a premium. The price paid was a bit high but not out of line. Well sold. #116-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL roadster. S/N 1210401004790. Silver/blue MB Tex/blue leather. Odo: 53,189 miles. Introduced in period as the car for "sporting ladies," these weren't known for their performance. Stated to have been restored with new paint, chrome and upholstery. Air added. Dent in the left rear all the details. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,685,000. Bidding opened at $2m and quickly advanced to $3m, moving up in $50k increments from there. These cars aren't really drivers, and as this one needs attention to just about everything, the new owner is headed for big bills if he plans to bring it up to concours standards. How long before it begins making the rounds? #133-1948 TA L BOT-LAGO T26 RECORD cabriolet. SN 101016. Red and black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 6,918 km. Panel fit to high standards. Minor paint imperfection. Attractive leather interior fitted by RM Restorations. respray. Door jambs not repainted. Leather seats are scuffed. New exhaust and brakes. Converted to 12V. Not as desirable as the 80 hp 327/28. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. Attractive styling but anemic performance. Icebox white is not the most appealing color The entire car shows signs of age. Recently sold in non-running condition for $30k, so a little repair work brought $50k. Final bid was all the money for an older restoration. #223-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL coupe. S/N 1980405500197. Silver/black leather. Odo: 7,993 miles. Older restoration of a well optioned car, including Rudge knock-offs and belly pans. Cracked window rubber, paint is just OK. Inconsistent gaps, indifferent interior maintenance and CD player indicate a driver rather than something meticulously maintained. Wilson pre-select transmission. Engine compartment is highly detailed. Unique use of chrome styling accents. Little to fault here. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $159,500. Eligible for Classic Car Club of America CARavans and other activities. In today's heated market, this was a reasonable buy for a striking post-war car 92 Sports In Market fender. Trim is scratched. Interior is very presentable, though carpets are dirty. Engine bay up to snuff. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,600. A tenth the price of its big brother 300SL, but you also get the anemic performance. These were $25k for years, but decent examples have been selling at the price set here of late. This one needs some help to justify the price paid. #144-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D cabriolet. S/N 18903312002519. Light green/ white fabric/green leather. Odo: 44,755 miles. Only 16 sold in 1961, and most went to royalty. Wonderful original condition. Original tag on driver door handle. Minor nicks on paint and worn on hood. Slight patina on leather. Steering wheel not cracked. Wood is well maintained. Engine clean with no streaks. Cond: 2. SOLD -••


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA AT $165,000. A rare, desirable, and well maintained Mercedes. History known from new. Throw the price guides out on this one, as there are few to compare it to and, at least at this Monterey sale, it was worth what the market was willing to pay. #249-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. SIN 100002745. Eng. # 100002804. Red/black/black leather. Odo: 54,272 miles. Well documented car. Factory luggage, European headlights, Hirschmann electric antenna, hard top. Older concours restoration has aged well. Excellent paint. Slight delamination on the is pitted. Clean red leather seats with a quality respray. Correct wheels and tires. Engine neat and tidy. Number of options, including side trim, outside mirror and removable headlight mesh. Blaupurdct removed. Includes Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,200. Ken Purdy stated that "...these may be the most fun to drive of anything in the world." Though not as exciting as if equipped with Super or Super 90 engine, the price paid was strong but not out of line for an authentic, original 356B. windshield. Original interior is clean and tidy. Becker Grand Prix radio. Nardi wood wheel is in fine shape. Clean engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $357,500. Both Gullwings and roadsters are blue-chip investments these days, with their stock rising consistently. In its appealing original color this no-surprises example brought a market-correct price. #132-1962 PORSCHE 356B coupe. SN 117835. Eng. #700176. Heron Gray/red leather. Odo: 62 miles. Excellent panel fit but some trim #215-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 SWB limousine. S/N 10001212000860. Silver/black/ Cognac leather. Odo: 33,473 miles. Good older repaint. New leather and part carpets, but don't quite match. Wood is refinished, but now showing some signs of cracking and wear. Old tires and crazy modern stereo with huge amps in trunk. Rat's nest underhood suggests this one's fresh out of storage. Could be an OK car, but there is much here to scream "Be careful!". Cond: 3. SOLD AT $49,500. Overall, this was a good deal for both the buyer and seller With a few issues to be sorted out, this one could be a good, handbuilt, top of the line M-B for the new owner, or his chauffeur Just watch the rats. #271-1971 PORSCHE 917 SPYDER racing prototype. S/N 91701021. Blue and white/ black. RHD. Good overall patina to this racer with a minor race history and championship victory in the 1971 European Interserie. Small racing scars throughout, as well as signs of regular use by its documented list of owners. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $863,500. With its rather unexceptional race history, particularly when compared with the many great successes of its 917 sisters, this was a hard sell. Bidding opened at $300k, then went up in $5k increments. Half an hour later it sold, barely making the reserve. Rare opportunity to acquire a very unique pre-War Alfa RnmPf 6C2500SS with significant history, eligible for every prestige event on the planet. Chassis #915.522 Engine #923.622 1948: Mille Miglia 3rd in class, 22nd OVA. 2004: Restoration has begun, over $100,000 to date. BB One Exports November 2005 Two sea t one-off alloy body by Pi ni n Fa ilium desig »ed for Field Marshal Baron von Ritchtofen. Driven to 3rd in Hass, 22nd OVA in 1948 MM one number #224, Graziani and Cousin i Please see pages 105, 234 and 252 in Anselmi:s "Alfa Romeo 6C2500" hook. Researching additional provenance. Restoration started. POA Raymond Milo, le Patron  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  bbone@dslextreme.com  By Appointment Only Please  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 93


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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2006 HONDA RIDGEUNE TRUCK I 9110111990. Green/black/tan. Odo: 54,278 miles. Excellent sympathetic restoration of a nice early 911 Targa. Very nice original interior with only minor wear. Excellent paint, wheels #207-1973 PORSCHE 911T targa. S/N Price as tested: $34,995 Likes: Comfortable seating both front and rear, world-class nay system that should have every Mercedes and BMW software engineer crying in their warm German beer, clever trunk under bed. Gripes: Ugliest face since the Aztek, 255-hp V6 feels anemic, 5-speed auto shifts sluggishly, can't get to clever trunk or spare when bed is loaded (how clever is that?), very pricey. Fun to drive: ** Fun to look at: * Overall experience: ** Verdict: Given that this was Honda's first foray into the truck world, and that they were starting out with a four-door cab and lots of cool goodies, I declared this to be one of the most significant vehicles unveiled at the 2005 auto show in Detroit. But after a week living with it, I'd rather have a full-size GMC pickup for pickup work, and an Accord for the car stuff. This halfthis, half-that really doesn't do anything very well.—Keith Martin 2006 VOLVO V50 T5 AWD and engine detail. One of the best original-spec examples I have seen. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,100. This one had great period colors, a wonderful patina, and the lowest horsepower engine. Still enough of a kicker to get the buyers going, however Good price for both parties. #208-1974 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA convertible. S/N 1442669963. Yellow/ black/tan. Odo: 100 miles. Time warp car with only 100 orignal miles. That's right, 100. Put in storage by a VW dealer when it was new and forgotten. Still like new, with only factory flaws present. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $34,100. Window sticker said it sold new for $4,045. I would call specifications. Raced with success primarily in the U.S. over several seasons. Well documented history. Restored in the '90s and maintained since to excellent "race car" condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $412,500. As Porsche race cars go, this is easily one of the most recognizable, as well as one of the most potent. Difficult to price, but its history and the lore surrounding it helped it to land firmly in the middle of the estimate. ITALIAN #239-1932 ALFA ROMEO TIPO B P3 MONOPOSTO single seat racer. S/N 5006. Eng. # 50P. Red/tan leather. 1934 Monaco GP winner in the hands of Guy Moll. One of six built. Raced by the greats of the era, including Varzi, Chiron and Trossi. Formerly in the collection of Neil Corner, where it was raced this sale a lot of money any way you look at it. As a museum car it is an unfortunate color As last of the large bumper cars, it .'sjust not as good looking as the earlier style. And as a new stylish convertible, there are plenty of modern alternatives for less. Thus, this one appeals to the guy who had his heart set on finding the lowest mile Kannann Ghia in existence. Your car sir... Price as Tested: $33,355 Likes: Very sharp-looking for a wagon, lots of creature comforts, clean instrument panel, ability to set preferences such as how long the lights stay on after you turn off the car. Gripes: Couldn't get my foot to the gas pedal without bumping the brake pedal, under-powered for the 15 option, not a stable car at upper highway speeds. Fun to drive: lir** Fun to look at: lot- Or Overall experience: *** Verdict: Driving through Montana at 90 mph was not the smooth sailing it should be in a new car. I felt that I had to have both hands on the wheel at all times, in the ten-and-two position. A full-size pick-up beat me down a mountain pass because the car did not instill confidence in taking freeway corners at speed. For a wagon, it's a nice-looking car, but I'll leave it at home if I take another 2,200-mile road trip.—Jason Glaspey* 94  4 racing and this was one of 54 built. Came in third in class at the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans. Recent restoration by Jeff Sime and Aaron Hatz. Straight, solid body with as-new paint. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. A historically significant Porsche, but is it worth five times that of a 2.7 RS? On this day the market said no. #267-1981 PORSCHE 935/78 racing coupe. S/N 93581JR001. White/black. One of two Joest 935 "Moby Dick" racers, built to factory #159-1974 PORSCHE 911 RS 3.0 CARRERA coupe. S/N 9114609029. Eng. # 6840053. White/black Recaro. Odo: 38,487 km. The RS 3.0, or "Rennsport," was built for Group extensively in historic events. Well maintained by the current owner. Race car condition with variable gaps, excellent paint and light patina to all else. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,100,000. This car struggled to get close to the $2m mark, and the crowd seemed to be less involved than they had been with some of the other million-dollar sales. Overall it was a fair deal for both parties. #273 1951 FERRARI 340 AMERICA - berlinetta. S/N 0126A. Eng. # 0126A. Red/ black. RHD. Odo: 6,312 miles. Excellent older restoration with only minor imperfections to paint, glass and interior. Has been well maintained and attended to. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $973,500. Crossing the block after midnight has its disadvantages, as only a few serious bidders remained. As an insomniac serious bidder, however, that may be the advantage. These closed cars typically do better than their open sisters. For a car in this condition, I expected a bit more, so I'd say it was well bought. 1953 FERRARI 375 MM spider. S/N 0366AM. Eng. # 0366AM. Red/black. Odo: #257 - Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA 9,980. Originally bodied by Pininfarina, then wrecked beyond repair. Rebodied by Scaglietti, and remains the only 375 MM to wear such clothing. Wonderful patina on a thorough, older restoration. Paint shows a great luster, with only buff marks. Simple interior is clean, with good glass gauges. Wood wheel is fine shape. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $2,225,000. This one fell short of the pre-sale estimates. Though there is no arguing the car's visual appeal, its distinct lack ofprovenance may have played apart in its failure to find a new home. #286-1954 ALFA ROMEO 1900C SS coupe. S/N AR1900001742. Eng. # AR130800690. Silver/red leather. Odo: 64,630 miles. A beautiful, coachbuilt Alfa. Recent Amelia concours winner. One of the better restored cars on offer, SOLD AT $1,320,000. The hid gradually crept up steadily past the reserve at $1.2m, just barely selling. With TdFs selling now for $1.5m, this wasn't a big surprise to anyone. Well bought. #232-1959 FERRARI 250 GT TOUR DE FRANCE ber1inetta. S/N 1161GT. Red/tan leather. Wonderful example of one of Ferrari's with excellent fit and finish throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $209,000. Though the styling may be an acquired taste, it was hard to argue with this car's presentation. In this remarkable condition, with so much attention having been paid to the details that separate great restorations from very good ones, this car was a deal, selling far below the low estimate. #224-1959  FERRARI  250  GT CALIFORNIA SPYDER LVVB roadster. S/N 1217GT. Eng. # 1217GT. Black/red leather. Odo: 75,746 miles. Wonderful car with an excellent overall patina. Paint and interior look well kept, though not perfect. An honest looker with high miles, but in great condition. Cond: 2-. best 1950s dual-purpose cars. Excellent overall, with only minor imperfections visible at close proximity. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,457,500. Five to seven years ago these were half-million dollar cars, but they've come on steadily since then to enjoy some of the Ferrari limelight. The bid easily went to the $1.3m reserve, and then crept slowly until it sold to a telephone bidder This car is a ticket into any vintage event around, and was well bought. #265-1959 ALFA ROMEO 2000 SPIDER. S/N AR1020400407. Red/black leather. Odo: 60,868 miles. Good paint, some good chrome, with the rest pitted and marked. Cheap-looking interior; mismatched lights. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,750. Not the most popular Alfa, but 2L1'nN _1 IL I 'N WEM(Ilf coXirm 1T.Th &at f00 014244ic Irk1  VT.(M7-,f;VirW,V114t.fID)„(w0161 ' lot Stock lee Spacialips ios ewisortears Spiati4 eau and elowtaicars 1938 Lagonda V12 Rapide 1934 Packard Coupe Roadster 1999 Mercedes 300SL Gull Wing 1939 Bugatti Type 57C 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1952 Lancia Ghia 1959 Bentley Si Hooper 1975 Aston Martin VII 1951 Jaguar MKV Drophead  1918 Service Bus  1974 Jaguar XKE  1960 Mercedes 220SE HYMAN LTD. 2310 CHAFFEE DRIVE ST. LOUIS, MO. 63146 PHONE 314-524-6000 FAX 314-692-0830 EMAIL SALES@HYMANLTD.COM November 2005  95


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA compared with the big Healey sales, this was downright cheap. #206-1961 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. S/N AM1011818. Red/black. Odo: 79,822 miles. Neat barn find of a fairly rare, but not highly sought after car. Interesting, but lots of $$$ lay ahead. This car is rough and needs everything, though it appears solid and original. Cond: 5. #270-1966 FERRARI 275 GTS convertible. S/N 7409. Silver/black/red leather. Odo: 26,841 miles. Older restoration still shows good paint and chrome with a nice overall patina. Leather is Ferrari history. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,947,000. Rare because of its period originality, as well as its traceable provenance, and the price here reflected that. SOLD AT $37,400. Consigned by an SCMer The bid quickly went to $26k, then went back and forth in $1k increments. Lots of money for a major resto project, with the new owner almost certainly upside down at the end. Unless he does as the catalog suggests and makes it a scruffY driver "as found." #166-1963 FIAT 850 ABARTH berlina. S/N 1537289. Light blue/turquiose blue vinyl. Odo: 1,387 miles. The Fiat 850 Abarth was a 600 with 3 1/2 times the horsepower. Also had upgraded brakes. Recent cosmetic restoration excellent, with only some light wear. Engine is clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $253,000. The presale estimate range from $275k to $325k seemed too optimistic for this solid driver The sale price was much more in line with any actual current value, and can be considered a good deal for both parties. #258-1967 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 S coupe. S/N 3069. Maroon/black. Odo: 62,703 miles. Updated to "S" specifications, with engine, around 1970. A rough car with needs that go at least to the level of cosmetic and mechanical freshening. Long-term storage has taken its #260-1973 FERRARI DINO 246 GT coupe. S/N 04946. Black/black leather. Odo: 68,704 miles. Becker Mexico stereo, chairs and flares, a/c. Recent sympathetic restoration with good paint. Bad silicone seal on windows. Incorrect dash cover. Engine bay is good but not perfect. A solid driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $90,000. This one failed to make its reserve on the block, but quickly sold after the fact. The initial stall might have been due to the many small problems apparent from close inspection. Which often begs the question: What else? ith new leather interior. Glass on windshield scratched. Clean whitewalls. Only about 1000 produced. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,600. This should be in Jay Kaufmann 's little car collection. Color of the new interior clashes with the exterior, but Jay would actually like that. #261-1966 FERRARI DINO 206 SP racing prototype. S/N 008. Eng. # 008. Red/black. One of 18 built, and one of the first mid-engined Ferrari racers. As a NART entry driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Richie Ginther, it finished 3rd overall and 2nd in class at 1966 Nurburgring 1000km. Known history from new. Restored in toll. Paint is old and cracked, all rubber is dry and rotted. Interior is tired, cracked and worn. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $110,000. Miuras are notoriously complicated and expensive to keep. This seemed like good money for a solid #2, but this car was far from that. The buyer has a long way to go with this one, and may just wish he'd bought one with the work done for him. #151 1969 DE TOMASO MANGUSTA - coupe. S/N DTM698MA564. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 47,175 miles. Sleek, low-slung body that is only 40 inches high. Only 400 produced in a three-year run. Seven dials on the Fffla==4.. leather; engine is only partially detailed, which detracted a bit from the overall presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $204,600. Good Daytonas continue to be strong, but this one surprised a bit, as I would have figured it as a $175k car It won't be long until these regularly fetch $200k$250k. #230-1989 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 1995 and freshened in '03. Original engine, body and gearbox in excellent shape and ready to use. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $2,000,000. Bidding opened at $1m, quickly went to $2m and then stalled. Hard to say what kept it from changing hands, though racers are always tricky to price correctly. And for the buyer they are both tricky and costly to maintain. 96  dash. Standard a/c. Aluminum hood and rear deck. Recent respray with overspray. Buffer marks in the trim. Leather interior is worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,250. All the money for a car tarted up for auction. All I can say is that it worked, as this was big money for a car with many needs. #264-1970 FERRARI 512 S racing pro- totype. S/N 1006. Eng. # 1006. Red/black. RI-ID. One of 16 built. Finished 2nd overall at 1971 24 Hours of Daytona. Very original and unmodified, still to original specifications. One of only a few left with a known and documented history. In race condition, but a great piece of light use. New in every other way. Recent service receipt for $6k placed on seat. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $99,000. A fair price for a virtually Sports Car Market coupe. S/N ZA9CAO5AOKLA12700. Red/tan leather. Odo: 1,408. 25th Anniversary Edition. Wingless. Orignal mileage car in as-new condition. Very slight nicks in paint, seats show only #228-1974 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA coupe. S/N 16997. Black/tan leather. Odo: 44,203 miles. Excellent paint with only slight flaws, a few small chips. Very nice


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA new Lambo. Buyer got himself a cheap, universally recognized supercar that has now become a parody of itself #231-1992 FERRARI F40 GT berlinetta. S/N 94362. Red/black and red. One of only a handful of F40 LMs built for competition by Michelotto, with the permission of the factory. Saw competition in the Italian Supercar GT Series in 1993-94, scoring several victories. in a surprising move by the buyer Without the Foose name to lend this one its custom appeal, it wouldn't have reached the $100k mark. #252-1935 AUBURN 851 boattail speed- ster. S/N 2025. Eng. # GH5424. Red/tan leather. Odo: 49 miles. Mileage since its older restoration. Paint shows light scratches. Brightwork, interior and engine bay are clean and well presented, but not to concours level. Overall condition would suggest the car has been driven 7 Since restored by Michelotto and stored and maintained. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $726,000. F40s are tough cars to drive, and most see only limited road use. Modified F40s are always a tougher sell, whether it's dealer work or not. This was a great buy for the guy with his own race track, but there's really little else to do with it. AMERICAN #236-1929 FORD HI-BOY hot rod. S/N 18155943. Black/black. Nicely restored "A/V8" historic hot rod with a well documented history. Low mileage since restoration. Shown at the 1st Oakland Roadster Show in 1950. Featured in the book "Hot Rod Memories." Good paint with more than it actually has. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $275,000. Auburns are another car whose values continue to be rock solid. This car has needs, but nothing overly serious. More than anything, the restoration work has begun to reach the end of its shelf life, and a freshening would do wonders. This was a good price for an American classic. #221-1951 HUDSON HORNET convert- ible. SIN 7A112278. Maroon/maroon/maroon. Odo: 61,330 miles. Good older restoration of a rare post-war U.S. car. Some light wear, but new. Engine rebuilt and and body has an older respray with a few nicks. Driver door fit off a bit. Engine compartment needs attention. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. Buyer should still be smiling. He bought a correct Corvette at a reasonable price. Documented fuel injection adds a 50% kicker to the value of what many consider the most desirable second series Corvettes. Well bought. #217-1957 ARNOLT-BRISTOL DELUXE roadster. SN 3050. Red/black/black. Odo: 2,454 miles. Bad, cheap, old restoration of a rare car. This car needs everything. The thick, cheap paint is bubbling and chipping, the vinyl seats are shot and carpets are dirty. Cond: 4+. NOT ICA -  SAM - very presentable. Modern radial tires, and weird rose-etched vent windows. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $110,000. Surprisingly strong money for this car Rarity and good home-grown looks must have pushed this one higher Well sold. only minimal flaws. Excellent chrome, spotless engine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. Despite its strong provenance, perhaps its rather bland (by modern hot rod standards) appearance kept it from reaching into the estimate range of $145k-$190k. A good buy. #222-1931 FOOSE FOOSERATI boattail speedster. S/N 28942. Black and champagne/ black. Odo: 6 miles. With all the hype in the catalog, I expected the car to be much better 4 #163-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N P6FH169279. Sunset Coral/Black Haartz/black and white vinyl. Odo: 1,921 miles. 312-ci V8, auto. Recent restoration. Unusual but correct color. Equipped with power steering and optional wire hubcaps. Ford-O-Matic transmission. Gaps at the bottoms of both doors. Interior SOLD AT $50,000. In the 1950s, "Wacky" Arnolt had some nice coachbuilt specials from several British manufacturers made for the U.S. market. The Bristol is one of the more sought after Christie's sold a #3 for $50k, but this one was too optimistic. Rare and desirable as they may be, this one—with its many obvious shortcomings—wasn't worth the bid. #137-1962 CHAPARRAL 1 racing road- ster. S/N C1004. White. Troutman & Barnes founded Chaparral with the financial assistriace of Jim Hall. Drivetrain out of a 1962 Corvette. Five ls were built, and this was #4. Owned by Chuck Jones' Team Meridian Inc. Cost $14k when new. Loaded with history. Currently sits #174-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E57S104606. Venetian Red with white coves/red and white vinyl. Odo: 52,493 miles. Numbers matching Fuelie 'Vette. Correct EL engine stamping denotes the high lift, solid lifter fuel injected engine. $450 option when built than it appeared. Messy detailing in the engine bay and on some body work. Cond: 3+, SOLD AT $110,000. Shot from $60k to $100k 98  is presentable but shows signs of use. Engine is nicely detailed. Reproduction data plate. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $57,500. Spare tire moved out of the trunk for 1956, which lead to an adverse ef: fect on handling. Decent T-Birds seemd to be the recent .flavor of the month. The perfect car for the wife of the guy who just spent seven .figures on his new toy. on the third new chassis built by Troutman during a recent complete restoration, so originality lacks a bit. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $577,500. Three other Chaparrals were raced at the Monterey Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA Historics as this sale was taking place. RM sold #3 last year for $1.1m, so this one's lack of originality cost about half a million bucks. On a relative basis, this was well bought. #149-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 30867S117166. Black/tan. Odo: 7,913 miles. 327-ci V8, 360 hp, Fl, 4-sp. Ordered new by a GM employee, used sparingly, and stored until 2003. Numbers matching Z06 Fuelie, M20 transmission, and G81 Positrac rear end. Complete with COPO sheet. Bloomington Survivor. Bumper is pitted and paint has a few cracks but otherwise an unmolested one-off Corvette. The only documented 1963 Z06 convertible yet to surface. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $625,000. Found in a garage covered with 1/2 inch of dust. A true, low-mileage, documented survivor with history from new. With no one else stepping forward to show off his Z06 ragtop, this remains the one and only. So perhaps the owner was wise to not let it go. #234-1964 FORD GT40 PROTOTYPE race car. S/N GT103. Blue/black. RFID. Fine restoration of one of the most significant American racers around. Extensive documentation. First GT40 to win a race-1965 24 Hours of Daytona. Fitted with a Ford Indy engine, rather than original 289. Race ready. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,502,500. Hard to ignore this car 's provenance as the one that started the most dominant period of FoMoCo racing. Though liveried in its most historically important colors from its time as a Shelby American racer, the motor doesn't match that Daytona-winning period. If the buyer can fill it with a period 289, that a big step in fidly returning this car to its original—and most significant—configuration. #238-1964 SHELBY 289 COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2109. Red/red. Odo: 29,433. Very nicely preserved drag racer, with detailed history, including '64 NHRA Street Stock Nat'l Champ. Recent service. Mostly original, but for paint, carpets, dash cover and wheels. Comes with lots of spares, including worm-and-sector steering box, original hard top, soft top, dash tach and tonneau. Looks used but well maintained, driven little since it stopped racing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $451,000. Its provenance as a straightline racer, plus its overall originality, helped to carry this car well into the mid estimate range, fetching a price fair to both parties. #253-1966 SHELBY 427 COBRA roadster. S/N CSX3181. Blue and white/black. Odo: 3,243. Decent, older restoration to this survivor. A rather dubious, but documented history. Paint shows some cracking. Seats have plenty of creases. Wood wheel is good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $462,000. This is one oft-traded, mostly un- 1245 Pinetree Road Alton VA 24520 Phone 336.210.5508 Email RYow virclub.com www.virgaflery.com .0614 1996 Mustang A Sedan Race Car Excellent $19.000 2004 Genneta Mazda running gear NEW never tilled $41.500 1983 Ferrari 308 GTS 36.000 Miles 537 000 1953 Porsche 356 Outlaw Too many modifications to list $100 000 993 Pors •  Fresh Engo  550 000 ;;; ■ Car. Paint 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SL Ivory/Brown. Rare 4 Spd Trans Both tops. $22.500 1969 Zink Formula yen $11,500 1962 Tnumph TR3 Green/Tan Restored 3 years ago Excellent $21 000 Technic 904 1959 Porsche Convertible D Race Car Fresh engine and transmission. Race Ready. $49.500 2003 Min, Cooper HPA Motorsports Prepared $21 500 30 911 Engine w/carbs 915 Transmission Silver/Blue. $92.000 1977 BMW 630 Excellent Condition California Car $11.000 1/1R4 • November 2005  1973 Triumph Stag TR4 Engine $7900 .8,14's144,02e.n:Rosort l# 1959 Porsche Jr Tractor Concours Condition $20000 Swift 082 Sports Racer $22 000 Porsche 91416 Orange/Tan&Black New Rebuild Excellent $23 500 1970 Porsche 91416 Original engine and Trans Fogs Radio/Alloy wheels Excellent $21 500 Visit our Web Site at www.virgallery.com 99


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RM Auctions Monterey, CA loved, seriously wrecked Cobra. The estimates seemed overly optimistic on this one, but it had little trouble in getting there. Still, this seemed like big money for a rather unremarkable example. #179-1968 PONTIAC GTO 2-door hard- top. S/N 242378Z136326. Dark green/white vinyl. Odo: 88,121 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ram Air I with hood scoop. From the collection of a noted NW dealer who purchased it from disclaimer that another car has an equal claim to the same history. The value of historic race cars is of course in the history, and with that kind of question mark it's surprising the bidding went this far #152-1969 SHELBY GT 350 fastback. S/N 9F02M480816. Acapulco Blue/Mach 1 black vinyl. Odo: 9,409 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Built as a street-legal race car. Passenger door fit is off a bit. Signs of use with a few nicks. Nose trim is oxidized. Interior is excellent. Visor and glove box door show the VIN, along with detailed. SOLD AT $253,000. Claimed that these did the quarter mile in 13.1 seconds at 107 mph. Sold for a bunch less than the other Hemi 'Cuda offered here, but that one was a rarer 1971, with 652 cars built in 1970. The price paid was about right for today's red-hot muscle market. original owner. Rear bumper needs replating. Driver door handle is pitted. Interior is stained. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,300. Decent original car that has been well maintained. Price paid is all the money considering they made over 70,000 GTOs in 1968. #214-1968 SHELBY GT 500 KR fastback. S/N 8TO2R20180702466. Candy Apple Red/ black. Odo: 65,962 miles. 428-ci V8, 400 hp, 4-sp. One of 11 Candy red cars built to this spec with factory a/c, manual tranny, tinted windows and tilt wheel. Very nice restoration to original #126-1970 AMC JAVELIN SST. S/N A0M797X126209. Red, white and blue/black vinyl. Odo: 46,696 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. One of 100 "Trans Am" Javelins built, though no documentation presented as proof. Recent quickie respray. Rubbing compound still in door Carroll Shelby's signature. Loaded with options and complete with Marti report documenting authenticity. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,500. New owner must still be smiling. He bought a well documented car with power front disc brakes, power steering, and a sport rear seat for a market correct price. A year ago this would have been an over-the-top price, but recently the market for Shelbys has taken several up ticks. #164-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 350 convertible. S/N 12467N641736. Fathom Green/tan fabric/dark green vinyl. Odo: 99,577 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Recent restoration of stated numbers-matching example. Equipped with SS appearance package, front and rear spoilers, and cowl induction hood. Paint is very presentable. Trim is scratched and dented on driver specs, but not over-restored. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $134,200. Quickly went over the $100k high estimate. Muscle cars, which haven't always garnered so much attention at RM's Monterey sale, did very well here. Today this was the right car in the right place without much competition for bidders' affections. Well sold. #128-1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 2-door hardtop. White and red/black. 302-ci V8, 2x4bbl, 440 hp. Restored to race-ready condition. Ttranslated, that means lacking attention to detail. Stated to have raced in the over 5.0L touring class in Trans Am. Finished third overall at side windshield post. Interior shows minor wear. Engine detailed. Aftermarket gauges. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,100. Equipped with a number of desirable options, the Super Sport package is worth about $10k in today's heated market. I hope the new owner took the time to make sure all was as it should be. If it does check out, the price paid was not all that out of line. 1969 24 Hours of Daytona with Jon Ward/Jerry Titus. History is rather vague. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $66,000. The car crossed the block with the 100  #162-1970 PLYMOUTH HEM 'CUDA hardtop. S/N BS23ROB146563. Ivy Green Metallic/green vinyl. Odo: 16,291 miles. 426ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Two owner, unmolested Hemi with its original broadcast sheet. Long list of options, including shaker hood, rally instrument cluster, AM/FM with 8-track, and fog lights. Paint in original condition, with a few minor scratches. Engine is clean but not jambs. Runs in the paint. Chrome and trim are dented. Pedals seem worn beyond mileage on the odo. Interior is otherwise decent. Engine is well presented. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $53,900. Another car from the Goodman Foundation with proceeds going to charity. AMC "Trans Am" cars are real sleepers compared to Camaros and others of the era, but it sure would be nice to know you were buying the real deal. #148-1971 PLYMOUTH HEM! 'CUDA hardtop. S/N BS23R1B316900. Autumn Mist Metallic/tan vinyl. Odo: 30,071 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Well documented with bill of sale and broadcast sheet. Billboard stripes added. Front spoiler missing. Long list of options, including shaker hood scoop. Hood tach added by dealer. Engine bay well detailed. Well maintained example with little to fault. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $412,500. Hemi package was an $871 option, which now seems like a bargain. Only 108 were made in 1971. This low-mileage example sold for current market-correct money. Now ff it had been a convertible.... Just don't be the last guy standing when the music stops.• Sports Cur Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA RUSSO B AND-reaue Russo and Steele Sports and Muscle at the Marriott, Monterey, CA August 20, 2005 Auctioneer: Dews Wisbey Number of automotive lots: 79 Number sold: 79 Sales rate: 100% Sales total: 510,665,600 High sale: Lot S163, 1965 Shelby Daytona 427 Super Coupe, sold at 51,457,500 Buyer's premium: 8% (included in the prices reported) By Trevor Clinard and Jeff Clinard Photos by Nick Coury Market opinions in italics This year's event saw the Arizona company attain its best result yet at Monterey, with total sales of $10,665,600, compared with $6.1m last year. In both 2003 and 2004, it managed to record 100% sales rates, and this year's rate was no different, with all of the 79 lots selling. With Dennis Wisbey wielding the gavel, the colored lights spinning and the barroom bustle of the bidding crowd turned all the way up, it might be easy to miss the cars as they roll across the checkered tiles. But it is part banquet, after all, and at Russo and Steele's Monterey sale, cars are the main course. here's nothing quite like a Russo and Steele sale. The SCM Monterey Insider 's Guide pegs it as "part nightclub, part gourmet banquet," and once you've set foot inside the long, dark room at the Monterey Marriott, that's exactly what you get. T and National Concours Best in Show honors. Only a few small cracks on the trunk in otherwise good paint. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $70,400. Though the M bits were added after the fact, no one seemed to care here, as this one drew top money, well into territory reserved for factory originals. #S115 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 - - Drew and Josephine Alcazar never fail to deliver on their promise of European sports cars, American muscle, hot rods and customs. The mix of machines was as varied as ever, providing something for everyone. The headliner that night was also the top sale, a 1965 Shelby Daytona 427 Super Coupe, the Peter Brock-designed prototype based upon the cars that would claim the World Manufacturer's GT Championship that same year. It sold for $1,457,500. The Shelby contingent was a strong one, with no less than six other classics finding new homes, including the evening's other milliondollar car, a 1963 Cobra, which crossed the block for $1,292,500. Corvettes, a trio of numbers-matching 'Cudas, two beautiful Mercedes 300SLs, 102  MICI convertible. S/N HBT7152256. Eng. # AEL721. Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. Complete restoration with full documentation. Some minor scuffs to otherwise excellent paint. left front fender. Interior shows well, mileage appropriate, as is engine. Updated with a/c and stereo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $50,600. Well presented in classic Jag colors. This car is what made Jaguar what it is as a luxury marque. Low mileage and relative originality help this one to draw strong money. I'd call it well sold, and ready for a drive down the coast. #S184 1975 JAGUAR XJ6 CUSTOM - coupe. S/N VF2F50671. White/tan leather. Odo: 4,000 miles. A feral Cat, with 540 cubic and enough Alfas and Ferraris to excite anyone with blood that runs Rosso Corsa. The premise of selling everything at no reserve has worked well for the Russo and Steele gang. The auction is open to registered bidders and their guests only, so the small crowd knows that when the dust and excitement settle, someone's going home with a new car. It may be a bit of a gamble for the sellers, but if any sale this weekend allows for a heated bidding battle, it's the nightclub-banquet-prizefight atmosphere the Alcazars have created. #S126 1965 JAGUAR XICE fixed head - coupe. S/N 1E30310. Eng. # 7E1869. Silver/ tan leather. Odo: 75,000 miles. A black plate car. Some scuffs on the bumper; the interior and trim are beautiful, leather is clean. Engine ENGLISH #S180 - 1956 AUSTIN HEALEY 100 - BN2 roadster. S/N BN2L233290. Eng. # B233290M. Red and black/black/red and black leather. Odo: 6,458 miles. Le Mans M package added during restoration. Well documented, inlcuding British heritage certificate, looks to have been freshly prepped for sale. Complete with a full service history. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,800. Even considering the mileage, this car is so clean you could cook a meal on the engine, and eat it off the tailpipe. Cars like this make you wonder if Austin Powers was really that attractive, or was it the car? This was well sold. #S114 1974 JAGUAR XICE RH convert- ible. S/N VE1S24308BW. British Racing Green/green vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 16,700 miles. Mileage believed to be actual. A few minor blemishes to recent repaint, bubbling on removable hard top; some small dents on the The sale also included a brace of Brand new top; includes the original tool kit. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $33,000. Though certainly not to concours standards, the inline six and top-down appeal made this a perfect example of a weekend driver to clear your head. Priced as such. inches of Chevy power beneath the hood. Tired paint, with several scratches and chips. Interior is surprisingly clean. The engine looks Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA good, with only some scuffs on the Edelbrock chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. It looks a little peculiar to see the Edelbrock signature in the engine compartment of a Jag, but it proves that you can have your cake and eat it too. This was a good example of a popular modification, though the price seemed a bit steep. #S117-2001 LOTUS ELISE 190 targa. S/N SCCGA11191HE32261. British Racing Green/black and red. Odo: 778 miles. Built to racing spec with racing suspension, racing seats and harnesses, track tires, roll cage. Little used, paint, interior and inechanicals are in asnew condition. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $45,100. Don't call this car sporty or it will run circles around you. Don't put it on the road, either, cuz it's not legal. For track time only, which begs the question: Why not buy a U.S. spec car for the same price and have the best of both worlds? #S155-2002 ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH coupe. S/N SCFAC23372B500326. Black/ black leather. Only minor buff marks to otherwise excellent black paint. Quilted Alcantera seats show some creases from normal use. Otherwise, the entire car is as new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $154,000. Aston Martin has always done a good job of melding style, sophistication, and muscle. No surprise, then, that James Bond always did so well with the ladies. The rather unusual color combination lent this one a sinister appeal. Buyer got a deal, as these still tend to hover a bit closer to the $175k$200k mark. GERMAN #S158-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S convertible. S/N 53787847801. Red/beige/ beige leather. Excellent paint and chrome; good gaps. Interior leather as new. Engine bay cleaned to show quality. Matching beige leather luggage fitted in trunk. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $232,100. Once one of the world's most exclusive automobiles, only 760 left the factory during the seven-year production run. Such presidential quality still shows in the restoration. Market correct. #S111-1957 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER REPLICA. S/N 119884309. Yellow/black vinyl/black leather. A thorough and high quality replica. Driver door sits out at trailing edge, all other gaps good. Paint, chrome and interior all to as-new quality. Fitted with a new 1600cc VW motor, new brakes and suspension. Great quality, just not authentic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,700. This is a beautiful car I can't say ALEX FINIGAN Consummate Car Guy - A boyhood spent treasuring the latest car magazines first led Alex to open his own Porsche restoration business. By the 1970s he found himself spinning wrenches alongside Paul Russell. An essential founding member, Alex spent the 1980s with Paul Russell and Company displaying his mechanical talents on 300 SL roadsters and coupes. As the business expanded its undertaking to offer full restoration services on Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, and other European classics, our clients were requesting expert guidance in the classic car sales market. Alex's life-long habit of consuming everything ever written about any car - coupled with his technical knowledge, marketplace savvy, and personal contacts within the larger car network - makes him a natural to assist those who wish to avoid the many pitfalls encountered in collecting classic cars. Alex' s reputation for integrity means that he is entrusted with the private-sales opportunities not made available to the general public. His guidance is given with an emphasis on building long-term relationships. In fact, he has been known to work diligently to convince a client to refrain from an ill-advised purchase. Alex has applied his energy and experience to successfully broker many of the great classic European cars: the Mercedes-Benz SS and 540K Special Roadster plus the 300 SL, 300 S and SC; the Ferrari 166, 275, and California Spyder; Porsche Spyders and Speedsters; Jaguar D-Types; and the BMW 507, among others. A member in good standing of all the local car clubs, Alex spends most of his free time tinkering with his Deuce Coupe or Porsche Speedsters in his custom-built garage. To discuss how he can help you with the sale or purchase of your classic car, call 978-768-6092, fax 978-768-3523, email Alex@paulrussell.com , or visit paulrussell.com . PAUL RUSSELL AND COMPANY November 2005 Passionately Dedicated to the Preservation of Fine Automobiles 106 Western Avenue Essex, Massachusetts 01929 USA 978-768-6919 www.paulrussell.com 103


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA I'd feel guilty crusing around in it. Cue the Porschephile cringe. Difficult to price these, as so much depends on the quality of the build. This one is right up there, and the price seemed fair #S160-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 19804210002707. Red/beige vinyl/beige leather. Fully restored. 2003 Copperstate 1000 participant. Paint shows only 3+. SOLD AT $36,300. This is a rare Mistral with an all-aluminum body—not just the doors and hood. These cars traditionally are underappreciated, despite their crisp lines and capable engines. This was market correct. #S174-1967 ALFA ROMEO GTA race coupe. S/N 613883. Red/black and red. Autodelta prepared. Extensive race history, including class win in 1972 Targa Florio. Restored to vintage race ready, and track driven a few times since. Show some minor flaws as SOLD AT $49,500. Italian lines with American power It always been a potent recipe, as is the case here. Panteras are real sleepers in the market, slowly gaining momentum during the last few years. This sale reinforces that trend. #S108-1990  ALFA  ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE convertible. S/N ZARBA1239L6001645. White/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 8,000 miles. Original mileage. Excellent original paint still looks new, as does interior. No scuffs on bumpers or tires. light buff marks. Excellent interior and matching luggage. Engine bay is spotless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $330,000. These beauties have enjoyed a steady and continuous climb, and for now are hovering right around this mark For now ITALIAN #S128-1964 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 6363. Blue/black leather. Odo: 69,699 miles. An early, four-headlight model with 4sp plus overdrive. Exterior has no blemishes, and the paint is excellent. Chrome bumper is a result. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $93,500. The original Scuderia Monzeglio driver hanged himself the night before the car 's first race when he learned his lover no longer wanted him. A historic Italian race car with a romantic—if not tragic—story surrounding it. What you see is only part of what you get with this car #S170-1970 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 12539. Silver metallic/red leather. Odo: 94,249 miles. Re-painted from original blue. Three owners since 1981. Driven less than 5,000 miles since 1991. Paint shows well, with Includes all factory manuals. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,400. This car seemed a bit out of place among the other, more muscular lots in the garage. Still, enough people recognized it for what it is—a low-miles original with plenty of charm. And the color didn't seem to hurt it, as this amount was about as much as you're likely to see for these cars. #S175-2000 FERRARI 360 CHALLENGE race coupe. S/N ZFFYR51B00119533. Red/ black leather. Campaigned extensively in the Ferrari Challenge Series in both the U.S. and Europe. Exterior reflects that with many battle scars. Stripped interior fitted with race seat and harness, digital gauges with data capture. perfect and all the insignias are proper. The interior has some stress marks, and the driver seat shows creases. Dash and instruments are clear. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $60,500. Has had the same owner the last 20 years. It stood out as an elegant anomaly in the preview garage full of muscle cars. I'd call it well sold. #S182-1964 MASE1RATI MISTRAL coupe. S/N AM109090. Eng. # 153624. Light blue/red leather. Odo: 81,053 miles. One Southwest owner the last 20 years. Recent repaint and mechanical examination. Slight only light scratch/buff marks. Interior is relatively new and pretty, though driver seat shows some minor stress. The car comes complete with the original tool bag. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $91,300. With its larger back seats, this car is Ferrari's answer to a family truckster Strong money for a driver 365, but not crazy. #S177-1974 DE TOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNNE06968. Blue/black cloth. Odo: 44,580 miles. Excellent paint, very good interior, but shows some minor wear. Engine is in great, but not show condition; some scuffs on the engine cover. Aftermarket wheels widen the stance and look appropriate. Cond: 2-. Full FIA rollcage. Recently rebuilt engine and paddle shift gearbox. Brembos, BBS wheels, Pirelli race slicks. Spare seat and racing tires also included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $101,750. These cars were built to race, and this one has certainly served its purpose. Will be expensive to keep competitive, but as a weekend track star, it's perfect. New owner should have plenty of fun, provided the mechanicals are sound. AMERICAN deterioration around the bumper, some cracks and imperfections on and around the chrome. Small dent to the left side rocker panel. Cond: 104 #S125-1931 FORD 5-WINDOW COUPE hot rod. S/N 417483. Red/tan leather. Original steel body, chopped and shaved. LT1 Corvette fuel-injected motor with a Corvette 4L60 overdrive automatic transmission. Immaculate paint with ghost flames to fenders. Custom interior is clean, with no signs of wear. Spotless undercarriage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $59,400. FoMoCo rod with Bowtie power Purists might cringe, but hot rodding is anything but purist, Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA #S129-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E545003620. Polo White/red vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 60,000 miles. Paint cracks next to headlights and chips on the door jambs. Cracks throughout the rest of the and this one was well done. It deserved the bid. #S145-1939 FORD WOODY wagon. S/N n/a. Black and wood/black vinyl/brown leather. Odo: 2,361 miles. Concours condition throughout. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $144,100. With car from fiberglass flexing. Engine compartment is good, but dirty. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $49,500. Perfect for those who enjoy the car and want to drive. Far from concours condition, but very original. With a little mechanical work and afresh paint job, it's a decent driver. Price was fair its Chevy motor, this car is a driving oxymoron. It is a beautiful car and a great love child of the gangster and surfer lifestyles. Strong money for a custom, though the Woody appeal has made a big resurgence of late. #S135-1955 CHEVROLET 210 2-door hardtop. S/N B55B197703. Pink and white/ white and pink leather. 350-ci V8, 350 hp. Featured in Car Craft, Hot Rod and other magazines. Owner claims over $75,000 spent to build. Pink paint shows no flaws. Show car interior and engine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,000. I talked to the owner for a while and he told me all about cruising Las Vegas, and his daughter 's back seat conception. Not at the same time, I hope. Let 's also hope the car 's AlITOSPORT DESIGNS INC  ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE COUPE, 1967 Dubonnet Rosso with Tan leather interior and Beige carpeting, LHD. 5-speed, Completely Restored $159,000.00 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES 5 CONVERTIBLE, 1961 Fiesta Red with Grey leather interior and Grey top, Complete restoration, rare Series 5 with special series engine, 4-speed w/overdrive, rhd, factory Earls Court Show car. $13.0.A. 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LHD. P.O.& ASTON MARTIN DB6 VOLANTE, 1967 Olive with Tan and Tan convertible top, 5speed Zr manual transmission, factory Cootarre air conditioning, Full Restored. SPOA $74,000.00 $55,000.00 $159,000.00 $159,000.00 $198,000.00 $82,000.00 $49,500.00 $295,000.00 $970,000.00 $49,000.00 $79,000.00 669,000.00 203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA, PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 November 2005  105 been reupholstered since. The bid was appropriate here. #S178-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P6FH168286. Bermuda Blue/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 2,741 miles. 292-ci V8, auto, power steering, power seats, power windows. Hood gaps are off, paint cracks behind the driver door, and on the fender top near the rear of the car. The chrome is like new and the interior is excellent. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $59,400. Pretty as they are, there are just too many '55-57 T-birds out there to make them top-tier collectibles, especially Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold


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Russo and Steele I Monterey, CA those with the smaller motors. This one, with its desirable options and good overall presentation, brought top money. #S118-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P6FH254243. Fiesta Red/white vinyl/Fiesta Red and white. Odo: 2,001 miles. 312-ci V8, auto. Paint chips on the removable hard top. There are some small dents on the great condition, along with the engine, which is clean. Very original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,292,500. This car received a great deal of attention during the viewing. That translated to enthusiastic bidding, which was appropriate given the strength of its long competition history from 1963 to 1979. #S133-1963 CHEVROLET GRAND SPORT REPLICA race coupe. S/N 194376S124971. Magnetic Red/black cloth. Odo: 1,000 miles. A Grand Sport replica. "People's Choice" award winner in three leather. Odo: 458 miles. Mileage since rotisserie restoration and engine rebuild. Originally owned by Reggie Jackson, it is the 18th car built. Flawless paint, chrome, interior and engine all to show standards. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $324,500. This one stood out from the rest of the Shelby cars for the quality and completeness of its presentation. No small feat, given the choices. As a result, it brought more than twice the going rate. Well sold. #S163-1965 SHELBY 427 DAYTONA COUPE. SN CSB3054. Blue with white stripes/black. RHD. Peter Brock-penned Daytona prototype, designed to carry the 427 big block. Race car-like gaps. Plenty of racerelated paint chips, interior shows wear as well. hood of the car, otherwise exterior is excellent. Engine and bay are immaculate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,750. Near show quality, but missing a few details. Still, this car is perfect for the Sunday afternoon drives everyone pretends they have. Didn't bring as much as the other '56, but didn't present as well, either #S183-1961 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2-door hardtop. S/N 11211N197673. Jewel Blue/gray cloth. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Reported as 1 of 8 built with the Turbo-Fire V8. The block was replaced in 1962—common for the early 409s—but all else is original, including the paint and interior. There are some shows. Excellent paint and decals, clean interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,000. Claim to fame: Dick Guldstrand signed the dash. As a tribute to the real thing, this one done pretty well. It's also road or race ready—your choice. Price was about twice what these normally fetch. #S165-1965 MERCURY COMET CYCLONE 2-door hardtop. S/N 5J27A515234. Red/red and black. Odo: 546 miles. One of only 15 1965 Cyclones built by Holman-Moody, and used exclusively for dealership drag racing. Stored in a climatecontrolled area; displayed in Dearborn as part of Ford's 100th anniversary celebration. Some Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,457,500. This was an odd duck, part bitsa, and with a build date three decades long. Though arguably not as pretty as the handful of 289 Daytona racers that predate it, it has a Holy Grail appeal to Shelby fans, and thus an undeniable appeal. Either huge money for an important car or overpriced for a concept car Your choice. #S154-1965 SHELBY GT 350 R fastback. SN SFM5R535. White with blue stripes/black. One of just 37 constructed. Sold new to Peru and extensively raced. Murky ownership history, but the car is complete. Fully restored to race-ready condition and updated with current dings and chips to the paint, and the interior shows normal wear for a 45-year-old driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $44,000. This car is original, but it does show some age with the exterior imperfections. Bugs wearing black Reeboks seemed to commit group suicide in the radiator. Ultimately, however, it is a beautifully preserved, original car, and the bid reflected that. #S161-1963 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2138. Black/black/black leather. Odo: 21,806 miles. One of the first chassis completed by AC, built as full competition car. It is still mostly original after many campaigns. Some small dents in the fender and portions of the paint look worn down. Interior is in . SOLD AT $88,000. With Simpson belts and racing seats, this car is ready to do something in a big hurry. This was a rare car with a fully documented history, and offered a stark contrast in how to go fast next to the Cobra coupe. small chips to the paint at the front of the car. The engine is workmanlike, but otherwise clean. All the original paper work comes with the car. A pure, factory-built race car. Cond: 2 - #S148-1965 SHELBY GT 350 fastback. S/N SFM5018. Wimbledon White/black safety equipment including a fire system and fuel cell. The exterior is excellent and the paint shows very little maturity, just a few chips. The glass and plexiglas are in fine condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $473,000. These cars don't show up for sale very often, so there was no way this one was going anywhere without a .fight. As a result, it was bid to a strong price, about $100k more than what the market would otherwise dictate. Well sold. #S176-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194376S119061. Nassau Blue/ blue leather. Odo: 60,000 miles. 427-ci V8, 425 hp, 4-sp. Original mileage. Power steering and brakes, knock-off wheels. Full documentation, including matching numbers and Nolan Adams certification. Paint and gaps are 106 Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Monterey, CA excellent. Clean interior upgraded to leather seats. Spotless engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $97,900. This thing was the fastest car on the road in its time. With horsepower and style to spare, not much could touch it. Forty years later it still a gem and the bid was right. #S171-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676S105667. Rally Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 75,050 miles. 427-ci V8, 425 hp, 4-sp. Recent full restoration, fully documented. Excellent paint with 2-. SOLD AT $104,500. The paint job was quick; it looks good at first glance, but it lacked thoroughness in the seams and under the hood and trunk. Flashy and sweet to look at but not something you should trade your kids in for. Kids or not, this was huge money for a farfrom-perfect Z/28. #8159-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI 'CUDA 2-door hardtop. S/N BS23R0B247347. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 30,000 miles. No visible paint scratches, and the interior looked freshly done. All chrome, including that in the has some scuffs on it; interior shows some wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,800. Sexy car, this is the car you would take to Lovers 'Point... just watch the paint. A relatively undesirable model, and the bid was in line with that. #S169-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI 'CUDA CLONE convertible. S/N BH27N0B271279. Plum Crazy/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 29,852 miles. 426-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. It's a clone. Started life as a shaker 383 with just 26,000 miles. Paint is excellent, but for some chips on the doorjamb. Top looks new and the no visible flaws. Very good chrome, though windshield surround has small dents. Interior looks new, but with slight cloudiness to gauges. Engine and bay are well presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $104,500. This was a clean Georgia car in need of nothing. It will make any owner happy and any wife jealous. Correct money for a correct car #S168-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377SI11534. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 49,399 miles. 427-ci V8, 400 hp, 4-sp. Fully restored to NCRS guidelines; two Top engine bay, is clean and scratch-free. Cond: SOLD AT $176,000. The Hemi bubble just keeps getting bigger. Right now, these cars seem larger than life. This one had an enthusiastic crowd and sold for the right price. #S167-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE LS6 convertible. SN 13667K131326. Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 34,113 miles. 454-ci LS6, 4-bbl, 450 hp, 4-sp. Power top, ps, pb, factory 8-track. Reconditioned, but interior looks as though it's only been sat in three times. Claimed $50k spent on the crate Hemi alone. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $159,500. It was a one-wing-no-top-flying-purple-peopleeater... Although it sat in a preview garage filled with fellow muscle cars, this clone stood out with its loud paint and dragon-nostril shaker hood. People are willing to shell out big bucks for clones these days, as evidence here. Still a couple million shy of the real deal, but I hesitate to call it a bargain. #S144-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T HEMI 2-door hardtop. S/N JS23R0B232852. Copper/black leather. Odo: 10,200 miles. 426ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Original mileage. Galen Govier certified. Original wheels, mostly original paint, still has original spare, jack, and all Flights as a result. Numbers matching car, AM/FM, side pipes. Excellent paint shows a high luster. Interior is as new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $104,500. /fa Blue Oval guy ever needed a reason to cross over to the dark side, then the 1967 'Vette was it. Hard to find fault with this one, and the bidders agreed. #S146-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 2-door hardtop. S/N 124379N619918. Orange with white stripes/cream leather. Recently restored. Good paint, though some masking issues, specifically on the trunk hinge. All other cosmetics are good. Newly installed brake lines and drivetrain components. Cond: 108  not restored. Scratches to paint throughout, partiularly evident on the trunk. Some chips in the rubber moulding. Engine has some chrome accents, but is not to show standards. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $181,500. A numbers - LS6, the mileage reflects a lifetime of sunshineonly use. It still has some needs, but this was fair tnoney. #S185-1970 CHEVROLET MALIBU convertible. S/N 3963203. Black/white/red leather. Odo: 97,564 miles. The paint shows several imperfections around seams. The top matching the papers. This car has also been featured in MOPAR Muscle Magazine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $198,000. The originality of this car paid big dividends when the time came. With only 418 built, you'd be hard pressed to find one quite like this. The bid was justified.• Sports Car Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA 93 Bonham" BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS Et APPRAISERS Bonhams & Butterfields An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia Carmel, CA August 19, 2005 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 84 Number sold: 48 Sales rate: 57% Sales total: $4,477,825 High sale: Lot 1936, Hispano-Suiza Type 168 112 Berlin% sold at $720,000 Buyer's premium: 15% up to S100,000, 10% thereafter :44k Report by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics from Brass Era machines to pre- and postwar classics to single-seat racers, with plenty of recent sports cars as well. Porsches featured prominently in the sale, headlined by a collection of the earliest Speedsters built, including the prototype and the first three production cars, plus two significant racers. In a bold move, the six were offered as a single lot. Although they failed to find a new owner at a top bid of $2.7 million, B & B's CEO and auctioneer Malcolm Barber defended the idea of selling them as one. "We felt it was a unique opportunity to pay tribute to the enormous effort of the consignor to assemble and restore these cars to the highest level over a period of twenty years, and to pass them along as a complete collection," said Barber. Their presence did have a positive effect, enabling Bonhams to sell a rare 1952 Porsche Type 540 "America Roadster" for the record price of $703,500, including premium. Barber described the sale as notable in that most consignors and buyers were private parties rather than dealers. "It showed the confidence individuals have in the market right now." That was borne out by the strong sales of most of the mid-priced lots throughout the event. As was the case in many of the week's B sales, some big headline cars failed to find new owners. At Bonhams, they included the 1966 Alfa Romeo TZ2, bid to a $1.6 million no-sale, as well as the re-creation 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster, which failed to sell at $840,000, and the exJoseph Kennedy 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newport Town Car that stalled at $170,000. Single-seat race cars were also a mixed 110  onhams & Butterfields held its annual auction at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA, offering up its usual broad array of cars. Lots ranged bag, with only three of the eight on offer selling. The ex-Hans-Joachim Stuck 1974 March-Cosworth Fl car went to a new home at $82,800, just below the low estimate, while a 1968 Titan Mk 4 Formula Ford seemed a good buy at $14,950. And one brave soul paid $15,000 for an important "barn find," the disheveled pieces of a 1957 Offset ListerClimax F2 car raced by one-handed legend Archie Scott-Brown. High sale of the auction was an immaculate 1936 Hispano-Suiza T68 J12 Berline, a former class winner at Pebble Beach, which achieved $720,000. Other notable sales included $208,500 for a remarkably original and lovely 1942 Chrysler Town & Country "Barrel Back" wagon, still owned by the original family. A 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, completely rebuilt in the U.K., sold for $247,000, and the ex-John Greenwood "Spirit of Sebring '75" Corvette racer hammered down at $566,000. repairs on the headlights; some light pitting under the plating on the windshield surround. Lovely mahogany running boards. Excellent interior, with rather loud gold velour to rear compartment, complete with two throw pillows. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. Ex-Joseph Kennedy. A very classy bootlegger 's limousine. The Kennedy magic didn't extend to this lot—the bid was light by about $20k. #1007-1954 MG-TF 1250 convertible. S/N PAGTF31000. Ivory/tan canvas/brown vinyl. Odo: 87,015 miles. Good older paint, with numerous touched-up chips, cracked at front My pick of the sale was also a great deal for the buyer, in the form of an ex-works Lancia Fulvia HF 1600, consigned by an SCMer. Driven by hums Ireland in the 1966 12-hours of Sebring and gracefully aged since, it sold to a European post-block for $43,000. Although a good number of Europeans were present, most lots sold to U.S. customers. While some felt the recent increase from 5% to 17.5% in the U.K. excise duty had a negative effect on sales to British buyers, the overall interest from overseas remained strong. This year's sales total was down about $500k from the 2004 event, though the percentage of lots sold-57%—compared favorably to last year's 51%. Like last year, Bonhams & Butterfields continued to benefit from its venue association with The Quail Motorsports Gathering, which allowed for some of the sale's highlights to be displayed on the show field in the early afternoon. Unlike last year, however, the automobilia auction ended on time, permitting the main event to begin promptly at 4 p.m. when the The Quail concluded, and giving it a large crowd of enthusiastic, sun-drunk buyers.—D.O. ENGLISH #1060-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I Newport town car. S/N S464MR. Black/gold velour/black leather. Odo: 12 miles. Deep, unmarked paint, very good chrome with some hood hinge. Good chrome, with some light pitting. Fair fit on upholstery kit. Moto-Lita steering wheel. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $25,300. This was an average driver TD at an average driver price. No one was harmed in the making of this transaction. #1018-1954 MG-TF 1250 roadster. S/N XPAGTF3 3449. Ivory/beige canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 77,306 miles. Old, cracked, dull paint, flaking off in large sections. Rusted, pitted bumpers. Dry, torn, split seats, remarkably good dash, tape-wrapped steering wheel. All weather equipment, accessory gas heater. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $14,950. Needs it all. There is no way that this car can be brought up to the level of the other TF 1250 in the sale for the small price difference, unless you do all the work yourself and set your own labor rate somewhere near $0.00/hour #1028-1957  LISTER-CLIMAX FORMULA 2 single seat racer. Ivory and blue. Cracked, worn, and dented individual body parts. Includes wheels, dash, gearbox, diff housing and suspension, all in various states of serious disrepair. A barn find. Cond: 6. SOLD AT $15,000. Ex-Archie Scott-Brown F2 racer A giant Airfix kit. Cars in this condition are much loved by the Brits, almost unimaginable to most U.S. buyers. Historically significant and appropriately priced, though the costs to Sports Car Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA be gone through completely before racing. The estimate seemed high, but the sale price was appropriate. #1009-1960 ALVIS TD21 DHC. S/N 26212. Dark green/tan canvas/Cognac leather. RHD. Odo: 90,229 miles. Good paint, with some orange peel. Decent panel fit, though a bit wide in the gaps and out at the door trailing edges. Clean, mark-free chrome. Excellent seats and restore it—in both money and time—will be enormous. #1014-1959 ELVA COURIER MK I roadster. Yellow and green/black vinyl. RHD. Good body panels, with a few minor cracks and one major crack at the left hood corner near the fender. Clean paint. Stripped interior with newer racing seat. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,950. A used vintage race car, with no distinctive history. As an inexpensive way to get into the hobby, it's hard to beat, but it should leather. Odo: 3,347 miles. Good paint has some sanding marks and shrinkage on the front end. Decent chrome, with light to moderate pitting. Excellent later XJ seats, added a/c, Grundig cassette stereo. Glass sliding sunroof. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $46,000. The Brit version ofa restomod. Later 4.2 XJ engine mated to a 4-speed GM auto transmission. Later XI seats, power carpets, some discoloration on dash wood, splits in wheel rim, spots on steering wheel hub. Splitting on wood mounting strip at base of convertible top, indicating overly tight fit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $63,250. A lovely car, presents very well in a classic color combination. Restored in 2004, but not to best detail standard. Open TDs bring much more than the coupes, though price was high for a righthooker in the U.S. #1052-1962 JAGUAR MK II sedan. S/N 210392. British Racing Green/dark green 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying. Urading and Consigning American Classics. Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com + P 1961 Chrysler 300 G Coupe White / tan leather, original unrestored southern car Inquire for Price 1940 Ford Super Deluxe 2 Door Coupe marroon beige cloth. Fresh body-off restoration, radio, heater $37,500 , 1975 Triumph TR6 -  --••  1966 Pontiac LeMans Convertible Silver Blue / Dk. Blue Bucket Seats, Autosmatic, Factory A/ C. Rally's. Fresh paint-finish PS/PB, CD player w/ 6-rack $29.500 1952 Mercedes Benz 300 Cabriolet 4 Door Maroon/ Beige Leather & Top, Very Well Restored $99.500 Dark blue / black, cosmetically restored $16,500 XKSS DBR2 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. 3 XKSS In Production November 2005 Temper° has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: Short Nose D-Type C-Type Lightweight E-Type )U13 Lister Costin Yionric9 PE ,  a  SARASOTA, INC: VINTAGE MOTORS „ Res EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF Katit') rack-and-pinion steering, bigger brakes and Koni shocks. The last touch is an extensively louvered hood in the style of period Jag performance cars. Not badly done, but you'll never sell it to a purist again. Fully priced. #1072-1964 BENTLEY S3 saloon. S/N B2988LFG. Red and burgundy/beige leather. Odo: 66,758 miles. Excellent paint and panel fit, very good chrome with some light scratching. Seats show a nice patina; excellent wood and very good carpets. Sunroof. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. This Radford-accessorized S3 Saloon was handsome and well 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 sales@temperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com •-e"- -0  FROM SIART 10 MISN ^ DAILY E3


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA surround, with brass showing. Listed in catalog with chassis number 14834. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $58,650. The "poor man's Bugatti," this one sold at Gooding Pebble Beach in August 2004 for $46,200. Great little event car for tours, hillclimbs and concours. Quick re-sale begs the question: Why? A fair price if all is in order presented. As such, it was certainly worth the low estimate of $80k. #1041-1967 JAGUAR XICE coupe. S/N 1E32902. White/black leather. Odo: 11,799 miles. Mismatched paint between the hood top and sides; small chips and dents in several panels, sanding marks under paint on the rear quarters. Overspray on the door good original paint, with only a few polish swirl marks. Good chrome with some light scratches; excellent panel fit. Fine interior with wear appropriate for mileage. Lambswool carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,725. This is a lightly used LWB Rolls in almost new condition. The bidder bought well, and now has an inexpensive, stately machine for trips to the supermarket. #1048-1993 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEXBAX220633. Turquoise metallic/ biscuit leather. Odo: 1,428 km. Excellent paint, with a small stone chip on the front valence. #1064-1936 HISPANO-SUIZA T68 J12 BERLINE sedan. S/N 10341. Beige metallic/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 41,564 miles. Superb paint and panel fit. Excellent chrome, with some minor pitting under the plating on the right rear door window frame. Flawless interior, with wind-down divider window. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $720,000. Best of Class at Pebble Beach in 2002. Imposing yet beautifully balanced, the restoration still looks fresh. Worth every penny. GERMAN and window rubbers. Waviness in the rockers, and right door is out at its bottom and trailing edges. Seats show a good patina with no tears. Shrinkage in carpets. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $35,650. Series I 4.2 liter coupe. Seems to have been maintained and kept going, as opposed to refurbished or restored. It now needs almost everything. The price was a bit rich, but its hard to find any XKE under $30k now. #1004-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNIC HE convertible. S/N DRK50046. Silver/black Everflex/black leather. Odo: 33,088 miles. Dull, oxidized paint, but very good panel fit. Light pitting on most chrome, fine polish scratches 0,0 al Panel fit is perfect, and only minor wear shows in the interior. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $186,500. Listed in the catalog as a 1997. Has a "Show & Display" EPA exemption and Canadian title. As new, with Alpine 6-disc CD changer; tools, books and factory-supplied chamois. This was a higher price than these unloved supercars generally raise; let's hope the new owner will actually drive it. FRENCH #1019-1929 AMILCAR CGS SURBAISSE roadster. S/N SE4342PA. Dark blue/tan canvas/tan leather. RHD. Good paint with some ripples in the bodywork. Very good interior, some soiling on the top boot. Rechromed headlights and radiator shell, which shows some waviness. Faded plating on windshield on radiator shell. Creased seats with some wear on the driver seat side piping, and surprisingly good wood. Nardi steering wheel. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,050. Sun baked, but honest. A detail away from being a cruiser, and a small investment would restore a lot of luster Overall, this was a good buy. #1021-1990 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT II sedan. SIN SCAZSO2D1LCX3257C. Black/Cognac leather. Odo: 10,111 miles. Very 112 Sports Car Market in, out, or otherwise. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $95,000. A symphony of brass, nickel, mahogany, steel and leather; ready for the London-toBrighton run. Well done and worth the price. #1068-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K roadster recreation. S/N 113695. Silver/red leather. Odo: 825 km. Excellent paint, chrome #1025-1900 BENZ IDEAL SPINDLE SEAT Dos-a-Dos. S/N 2595. Dark green/black leather. Beautfully restored, with excellent paint, trim and upholstery. Hard to spot flaws


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA and interior, with no noticeable flaws anywhere. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $840,000. A recreation of the legendary Spezia' Roadster on an original "Cabriolet B," which was the four-seater, four window convertible model. Very well done, but in the eyes of some noted marque restorers, lacking in the small details that make the difference. #1059-1952 PORSCHE TYPE 540 AMERICA roadster. S/N 12362. Light green metallic/dark green vinyl. Odo: 31,361 miles. Very good paint, with some ripples in the bodywork. Good panel fit. Light pitting in the original chrome windshield surround and #1027a-1954 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER. S/N 12223. Silver/tan canvas/black leather. Odo: 3 miles. Restored to superb condition, with extreme attention to detail—remanufactured lenses, hand-made handles, etc. The difficult-to-do rubber trim is all very well done; excellent interiors. Some of the cars have replaced engines, but all are of the correct 411 NOT SOLD AT $2,700,000. Documented as the first Speedster raced, and formerly owned by John von Neumann. Shown at Pebble Beach 1998. headlight rims. Fine interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $703,500. A rare pre-Speedster Porsche. Max Hoffman developed this early roadster for the U.S. market. Much better looking in person than in photos, it would be a welcome addition to any early Porsche collection. It certainly would have complemented the six pack of lot 1027. Well bought. type. The entire collection is perfect in all respects, and can be considered better than new. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $2,700,000. Part of the six-car Speedster Collection. This is the prototype Speedster. Vintage raced for a time, then restored in the late 90s. The collection's assembly was a long-term labor of love for the owner but offering the entire thing for sale as a single lot was a daring move. Unfortuntately it didn't work. The bid offered should have sold the group. #1027b-1954 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER. S/N 80002. Red/black canvas/black leather. Part of Speedster Collection, and in the same impeccable condition as the rest. Cond: 1. #1027c-1954 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER. S/N 80003. Red/blackcanvas/black leather. Odo: 17,983 miles. Part of the Speedster Collection. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $2,700,000. Long thought to be the oldest Speedster extant before the discovery of 80002 and the prototype. Won its class at Pebble Beach in 1998. Passionate enthusiasts as well as Concours competitors consider mol 0 to be the world's finest and purest autocare products yredients derived from nature mid on over abundance of rare Brazilian Carnouba brilliantly protect your cherished automobile. www.zymol.com 800.999.5563 j zymol. Display Your Passion


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA #1027d-1954 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER. S/N 80004. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 37,351 miles. Part of the Speedster vinyl. Odo: 46,154 miles. Good paint, with some scratching and bubbling on the front end. Mostly original brightwork in very good condition, some re-chromed. Scratches on plexi bubble top; excellent interior. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,700. Cute fighter plane-ette on three wheels in only average condition. Ready to use for those who would dare. This was a big price for an example in this condition, as these tend to trade in the $9k-$/5k range. Collection. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $2,700,000. Thought to be the U.S. brochure car for John von Neumann's west coast dealerships. Shown at Pebble Beach in 1998. #1027e-1954 PORSCHE CARRERA SPEEDSTER. S/N 80665. Blue/tan canvas/ tan leather. Odo: 6 miles. Part of the Speedster .:11.,7&•aar; #1031-1962 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 119930. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 20,633 miles. Good paint, with some polish and light sanding marks in places. Door and rear decklid panel fit are excellent. Some pitting and crazing on mileage was almost certainly 111,959. Looks like it was left in the sun too long, and now needs it all. Price was high, considering. #1015-2003 BRUTSCH MOPETTA REPLICA microcar. S/N 482225798. Black and white/red vinyl/red vinyl. Has paint, wheels and a seat—all in reasonably good condition. Registered in California, the little machine gets a paltry 100 mpg. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT Collection. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $2,700,000. The first 4-cam Speedster, this one is .fitted with a high-performance 550 spec engine. #1027f-1955 PORSCHE CARRERA RS SPEEDSTER. S/N 80820. White/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 50,456 miles. Part of the window trim and door handles. Presentable interior, with some staining on headliner, old glue marks and generic replacement rubber trim. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $34,500. An original California delivery car, it's been maintained but not restored. Great looking in black, this was an average price for an average car #1061a-1963 PORSCHE 356 SUPER 90 coupe. S/N 212888. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 74,536 miles. Good paint, with some sanding marks and a bubble showing in the left C-pillar. Passenger door sits out at the trailing edge. Interior door and side panels don't match the $14,375. Built by a U.S. microcar enthusiast on a Suzuki moped base, this is a replica of a bizarre German post-war scooter car The original construction of 13 never achieved type approval due to their spontaneous tendency to _flip over A few more were built in France, where apparently citizens were more expendable. Where will you see another? .,ros ITALIAN #I016-1953 FIAT 500 C TOPOLINO cabf3n, Speedster Collection. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $2,700,000. The first 4-cam shipped to the US. It is also the first raced. It saw competition exactly once, by Jan Brundage—of Brumos ilk—at Nassau in 1955. #1002-1959 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 cabriolet. S/N 72064. Aqua and black/black riolet. S/N 427424. Dark gray/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 22,469 miles. Thick older paint with some subsurface bubbling, chips touchedup. Newly painted wheels. Perished rubbers, seats. Seats and dash top roll have some fit issues. Nardi wheel. Many period-type aftermarket accessories fitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,650. Fully optioned after restoration to full California touring look—every MG Mitten Porsche accessory ever made. Lots of local show wins thanks to eve appeal alone. Fairly priced. #1010-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N 110271204423. Blue/dark blue canvas/red leather. Odo: 11,959 miles. Older repaint, badly faded on driver door. Good chrome, newer top. Faded and dry seats, with splits in passenger and rear seat cushions and instrument cluster top. Cracked varnish on all of Zebrano dash wood. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $57,500. "Low grille" 3.5 V8 convertible. The 114 s-10(0ams bright trim all present and complete, except for rear badge. Older incorrect vinyl upholstery, a bit lumpy and slightly worn. Cleaned and restored instruments in unrestored dashboard. Top is in good condition. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,075. Post-war Topolinos have less charm than the pre-war originals, and this one needs just about everything redone. The price was high for the condition. Sports Car Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA #1036-1966 ALFA ROMEO TZ2 race coupe. S/N 750116. Red and white/black vinyl. Odo: 10,964 km. Good paint, appropriate to a race car, with some small chips. Variable panel fit, as original. All trim is present. Worn and somewhat dirty interior is as race used. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $1,600,000. Ex-Autodelta good rubber on the bumpers. Re-sprayed interior shows wear, but no splits. Dirty, stretched carpets. Rear seat delete, luggage straps with two suitcases. Air-conditioner removed and the oil filter was last changed July 2004. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Complete with tool kit, books and a spare battery. Last seen at Bonhams 2004 Quail Lodge auction, where it was sold for $23k (SCM database #34766). A no-sale 335 miles later at $ 18k. What went wrong, we wonder? team car then run by the Belgian VDS team with class wins at the Nurburgring and Rheims. A consistent race winner in recent vintage race events, this is a well presented and sorted car. But what are they worth? Most felt the number bid was in the ballpark. The owner felt otherwise. #1034-1969 LANCIA FULVIA HF 1600 race coupe. S/N 818540001002. Red and white/black vinyl. Odo: 26,392 km. Good race car paint, but bearing scars of use. All trim is present. Original stripped interior with FIA Group 3 racing seats. Fuel cell, Halon fire supression system. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $43,000. #1057-1978 FERRARI 308 GTS targa. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 43,582 miles. Generally good paint, but with poor masking at windshield bottom edges. Good black trim, repainted wheels. Resprayed seats show wear, draft carbs is clean but workmanlike. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $69,000. The only street car built by Indy racing legend Floyd "Pop" Dreyer created for a very lucky (and wealthy) Yale undergrad. Subsequently raced in period and in vintage events. Includes a VSCCA logbook. Both sold and bought by SCMers. A terrific deal for a unique car #1035-1935 AUBURN 851 phaeton. S/N 33262H. Burgundy/tan canvas/beige leather. Odo: 14,684 miles. Very good paint, with a few small chips. Decent panel fit, with rear doors out slightly at the trailing edge. Excellent chrome and interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $126,000. The Supercharged 851 was the most with a small hole in the driver seat cushion and a split on dash trim at the instruments. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. The catalog stated "two new catalytic converters recently fitted." Nothing, however, about a valve adjustment. Just the beginning, I think.... Bid was very close to appropriate, particularly for such an early example with this many miles. AMERICAN Owned by an SCM'er, this is the second 1600 built. Ex-Innes Ireland Lancia factory race car run at the 1969 Sebring 12 Hours, where it finished 27th overall. Continuous history in racing and vintage racing since, and now set up for tours. Reported sold post-block. Real HF racing cars are rare beasts and this one has a great history. Certainly worth more in Europe, the buyer here got a good deal. #1060A-1975 FERRARI 308 GT4 2+2 coupe. S/N 10450. Red/tan leather. Odo: 57,028 miles. Very good paint, with some polish scratches and touched-up chips on the trailing edges of both doors. Some fading on the bright trim; pitted rear deck badge. Very #1055-1927 LASALLE ROADSTER. S/N 206604. Black and baby blue/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 46,912 miles. Very good paint with some shrinkage and sanding marks around the rumble seat lock. Right door fit is desirable Auburn, especially in the Phaeton body style. Handsome colors did this CCCA 1st place winner justice as well. A very good buy for a blown car #1008-1942 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY woody wagon. S/N 341121144. Burgundy/burgundy leather. Odo: 47,944 miles. Unrestored and original. Faded, oxidized paint; good, complete wood. Light to moderate pitting on most chrome trim, nicely worn interior slightly off. Great chrome, except for pitting on door handle escutcheons. Excellent interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,800. 1927 was the first year year of the "baby Cadillac" in the rare roadster body style. This was an attractive color combination and very well executed. As such, it was priced appropriately. #1011-1933 DREYER TAPER TAIL roadster. S/N AB5178411. Yellow and black/ red leather. Odo: 2,371 miles. Great paint with buff marks only, chrome and interior as new. Day-sump DOHC Ford engine with dual side 116 with a few small holes. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $208,500. This car is a time warp, one-family owned and used solely as transportation on their Lake Tahoe estate. The price soared way above expectations, but a.car can only be original once, so one bidder found it justifiable. #1030-1954 FORD COUNTRY SQUIRE woody wagon. S/N B3LY123934. Blue with wood/dark gray vinyl. Odo: 8,313 miles. Excellent paint, wood and chrome; very good Sports Cu Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Carmel, CA interior, but intact. Added 1960s voltmeter and vacuum gauge. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $16,963. This was probably a tired-looking but honest survivor before receiving its new overcoat. It would be interesting to have seen it then. A big price for a car that's no longer truly original, but certainly not restored, either. #1056-1974  interior, but lacking details—cracked paint on black dash trim, modern carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $40,250. Ex-actor Jay North. This was the last year for real wood trim. It's nice to see that it has been taken care of The emphasis in the restoration was on the mechanicals and exterior, but it's enough to get you to the L.A. beaches. Strap on your surfboard and "Menace" the locals. Strong price. #1066-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N P5FH197955. Aqua/white vinyl/ aqua and white vinyl. Odo: 3,228 miles. Older paint, with some small chips on the left headlight bezel, polish burn marks on the right rear fender end, sinkholes on the trunk lid. Good chrome, except for pitting on the windshield surround. Interior is somewhat dirty, and the re-sprayed trim pieces don't match. Power seat, power steering, power windows. Hardtop included. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $23,000. U.K. registered car with the most desirable spec in an early 'Bird—power steering, brakes, windows and seals with the manual transmission. Although it clearly has needs, it was well bought. #1053-1957 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 60 SPECIAL 4-door hardtop. SiN 5760129636. Dark metallic gray and white/ gray cloth/white leather. Odo: 66,148 miles. Straight panels and good gaps under 6-year-old thick metallic paint. Very pitted bumpers, the rest of the chrome is fair to good. Worn original • CHEVROLET GREENWOOD CORVETTE race coupe. S/N 002. White/black vinyl. Good, used race car condition throughout; original style graphics. Restored with all surviving original components, including the front fenders, headlights and race seat. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $566,000. John Greenwood 1974-75 Sebring Corvette. Extensive, documented IMSA history at Sebring, Riverside, Daytona and elsewhere. Now re-assembled and restored to as-raced condition and specs. Loud and very in-yourface. Even the low estimate of $700k seemed high for this one, but the final bid priced it properly.• • CLASSIC AND  1934 Lagonda M45 1935 MG-PB Roadster 1950 Allard j-2 1952 Frazer-Nash 1967 Lotus Super 7 1948 Alfa Romeo 2500 SS VINTAGE CARS wyord de to. r/t, 71'eerki/ ireckireria Partial listing of our 50+ car inventory: We are an authorized dealer wheels and accessories. We wheels, being manufactured in refurbished factory, trained personnel, and original tooling. We offer many models, wheels and sizes. Talk to us about your special requirements. Visit us at our website and click on 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Borrani Wheels, and also visit the Borrani World website at ruoteborrani.com Please visit us at DRAGONECLASSICS.COM our showroom in Connecticut, or the addresses below: Sales Manny@dragoneclassics.com, Borrani David@dragoneclassics.com , Restoration George@dragoneclassics.com , or by phone at 2031797 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 November 2005  3354643 111 for Borrani offer new the recently DISTRIBUTOR OF 07 1?-a/i'M1(7 DIVISIC


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Kruse International Seaside, CA INTERNATIONAL Kruse International Vintage Car Auction Seaside, CA August 19, 2005 Auctioneer: Dean Kruse Number of automotive lots: 57 Number sold: 15 Sales rate: 26% Sales total: 51,638,630 High sale: lot 457, 2003 Ferrari Enza, sold at 51,080,000 Buyer's premium: 8% (included in the prices reported) By Trevor Clinard and Jeff Clinard Photos by Nick Coury Market opinions in italics T he Black Horse Country Club once again played host to Kruse International's second auction on the Monterey Peninsula. Both through the size of its footprint and the brightness of its white walls, the big tent proved a place to peek into when visitors tired of the other event sharing time at the Black Horse: Concorso Italian°. But with the sun shining down on so many flavors of Italy's finest automobiles, rare was the visitor who eschewed the goodies on the lawn for the goodies up for auction. ENGLISH #443-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III saloon. S/N CFL 25. Eng. # S44 C7. White/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 68,652 miles. The paint is slightly worn and flat; chrome is dull. Scuffs on the interior, but brand 1 Speedster, which went for $108,000, as well as a 2002 Dodge Eliminator hot rod, Viperpowered which sold for $97,200. Finally, a low-mileage 1987 Fiat X1/9 crossed the block for $9,990, a record in most circles. Though it's impossible beforehand to predict how well a sale will go, Dean Kruse and his Auburn-based camp certainly didn't lack for their attempt to appeal to the already assembled crowd. If location is the key, then they've got a handle on that. However, employing the same symbiotic plan of attack that has worked well for Bonhams' placement beside The Quail this year proved to be less of a result than Kruse was hoping for. Kruse will be back, with their eclectic mix of consignments and down-home style of auctioneering. They don't do anything for the short haul, and you can be assured they are analyzing this year's results and tweaking their presentation to make sure next year is a step forward. Come next August, just look for the big white tent.—T.C. show appeal. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. The owner gave me a complete rundown of the restoration, though 1 can't say his thousand words were worth a picture. This was a pretty little car that deserved at least a couple thousand more. #433-1974 JAGUAR XICE convertible. S/N 495790. Eng. # 7S1417414. Burgundy/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 32,252 miles. The paint is excellent, with no visible imperfections. Chrome wheels are a bit tired. The seats are worn slightly, with driver's depressed from use. Engine is clean, with very little marking or blemishes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,680. Though some might argue these SIII cars aren't as pretty as their forebears, there 's no denying the appeal of that long front end and the big V12 it conceals. This one, with its auto tranny, is a less desirable option, but today it brought all the money. #466-2002 BENTLEY ARNAGE saloon. S/N SCBCC31E32LXD8245. Silver/gray leather. Odo: 75,000. Excellent paint and interior. Cherry wood accents are immaculate. v The sale began promptly at two, while Concorso had a full three hours yet to go. And as anyone who visits Monterey this third weekend of August knows, you cannot do it all. Perhaps it was the challenge of being in two places at once that kept the sale's total volume down to $1,638,630, with just 15 of 57 lots changing hands. Whatever the cause, Kruse certainly did its best to offer an interesting and varied list of consignments. Chief among them was the 1955 Streamliner Special, a fuel-injected racer built for Billy Vukovich to tackle the Indianapolis 500. With its voluptuous curves and historical significance, it stood apart from the other cars as something special indeed. At the other end of the spectrum were cars like a 2002 Camaro Z/28 convertible, which seemed more like a used car than a collectible compared with other cars in the tent. Of the cars that sold, by far the most prominent was a 2003 Ferrari Enzo, which brought $1,080,000, proving that even two years on, Maranello's supercar still commands a premium. Other notable sales included a beautiful 1930 Auburn Boattail 118 Sports (Pr Market new divider, and beautiful crystal glass set in the rear of the car. Engine is dirty. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $41,500. A lwco - barge in the truest sense of the word. There is a timeless appeal to these cars, though they'll never be sought after like some of their sisters. For a car with so many needs, this should have sealed it. 1971 MGB convertible. Blaze Red/ brown vinyl/Maple Leaf leather. Odo: 35,885 miles. Recently restored, with fresher paint showing no signs of age. Interior is clean, with mark-free gauges. The wheels look somewhat tired, and the engine is clean, though not to #447 - GERMAN #432-1957 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER REPLICA. S/N n/a. Mint green/tan vinyl/ beige leather. Odo: 25 miles. A new car, but Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $130,000. This Bentley and the S2 also for sale provided an interesting dialog on both technology and luxury. One has changed from necessity, while luxury will always be timeless. This bid didn't seem too far off the mark.


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Kruse International Seaside, CA just who built it is unclear. Excellent paint shows buff marks only. Chrome, interior and engine bay are all clean and fresh. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. This is a great car for those who enjoy the image of the classic Porsche, but can't quite afford the price tag of originality. And this one had its fair share of admirers throughout the day. Russo and Steele sold an equally pretty example for just under $30k, so perhaps that was the going rate this weekend. #409-1977 PORSCHE 911S targa. S/N NA. Silver/black/red leather. Odo: 18,858 miles. The paint looks good but tired. Some scars to the door jambs. The window seals are torn, and some interior vinyl as well. Aftermarket shifter and stereo. The engine looks dusty. Cond: 3+. #434-1985 PORSCHE 930 TURBO coupe. SN WD0222937F5020255. White/ blue leather. Odo: 53,306 miles. Slantnose. Ruf intercooler. A few dents scattered around the panels, with paint a casualty as a result. Shifter and seats are worn, with driver side taking the brunt. This car has been driven, and only light scratches. The seats show some maturity appropriate to mileage. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $195,000. The window description listed this car as having a V6. It was either an incredibly expensive fakey-doo, or an incredibly unflattering typo. This bid was light by at least $50k. ITALIAN #440-1986 FERRARI MONDIAL cabrio- NOT SOLD AT $13,000. These aren't particularly desirable collector cars. In fact, the only reason to own one is to drive it, which has always been an attractive aspect of Porsches. The prominent scars and after-market touches to this one, however, made it a hard sell. it shows. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. These were tightly wound cars that required a fair amount of care. With so many aftennarket slantnose conversions, it's sometimes difficult to tell just what you're dealing with until you get into the guts. As a rule, 930s of this vintage are best treated as gray market. This one, with its mileage and evidence of use, should have sold for the bid. #427-1987 PORSCHE 959 coupe. S/N WPDZZZ95ZH5900037. Black/gray leather. Odo: 35,000 miles. The paint is excellent, with let. S/N ZFFLG40A6P0097003. Black/black vinyl/beige leather. Odo: 60,770 miles. Very clean paint with a few scratches. The black 355 CAROLINA TROPHY The 2005 Premier Financial Services Carolina Trophy is history, and before we begin preparations for the 2006 running, we would like to take a moment to thank the entrants, sponsors and volunteers for a wonderful week We cannot imagine spending time with a better group of people Thank you For results, photos and video, as well as info about registering for the 2006 event, visit www.carolinatrophy.com (1) November 2005 Premier Financial Services Premier Financial Services tirelessly supports motoring events of all shapes and sizes, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude for helping us put on a great event and raise significant money for our charities. Thanks also to the Daimler-Chrysler Corporation. DAIMLERCHRYSLER — MotorCars of Asheville — POTTS AUCTION ......:%fGAR AGE MOE. IS Or IMMO,. FOP CPO DIN19 RIO SWIG( PROMOTIONS, L LC George Kehier and Lynn Sheeley tn their 1955 Porsche 355 119


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Kruse International Seaside, CA wheels are a nice touch. Interior looks new. The car comes complete with the spare and the toolkit. The engine is clean. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,600. The fact that this Ferrari has four seats makes it one of the less desirable cars in the Prancing Horse market. It doesn't scream performance when you look at it. Mechanically, however, it shares much with the 308 and 328. Though not collectible, these are practical performance deals. I'd say the buyer even came out ahead on this one. #420-1987 FIAT X1/9 targa. S/N 2BBB500A3H7159536. Red/black/black leather. Odo: 1,810 miles. The exterior shows some wear and tear with slight cracks all around. The interior is also tired in a general way, with worn leather. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,250. The styling of these little cars is tr i,-111111J if it was stolen off an SR-71 yesterday. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $370,000. This thing looks like it should be on the deck of an aircraft carrier, not in an auction tent. This is the raciest, sportiest, spiciest Diablo. As such, it's even more impractical. And it shouldn't cost this much to own. #450-2002 FERRARI 360 MODENA spyder. STNI ZFFYT53A920129161. Silver/ black vinyl/black leather. Paint, panels, top, interior and engine to as new condition. Lightly used and meticulously maintained. Cond: an acquired taste. They share a sharp profile with Toyota MR2s of the period, and thus have a toylike look to them. As one of the few cars that sold this weekend, however, apparently I was not the only one with such tastes. These will sell for two grand all day. However. if the mileage is indeed actual, then this money was not totally out of line. #437-1994 FERRARI 512 TR coupe. S/N 7FFXC26A9G0065037. Red/beige leather. Odo: 11,007 miles. The car is practically new with original mileage. Paint, interior and engine all are clean. Aftennarket wheels look exception. They managed to get the proportions just right on this one, and its purpose is clear Even with Concorso as a backdrop, and the seed planted in the drooling, monied masses, the bid was light by about $30k AMERICAN #430-1936 AUBURN 851 REPLICA boattail speedster. S/N N/A. White/red leather. Odo: 375 miles. Some dents in the chrome. Paint chips on the cowl where the top sits, as well as to the passenger side fender near the NOT SOLD AT $170,000. The end all, be all Ferrari. Until the 430, of course. Now it's just a used, modern Ferrari. It will certainly get the job done, of course, but this time it missed the mark by about $20k. #457-2003 FERRARI ENZO coupe. Red/black leather. This car is still brand new. Paint, interior and engine are flawless. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,080,000. This was the show stopper, Kruse S closing act. Throughout engine compartment. Interior looks as new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,080. The Boattails are some of the prettiest pre-war American cars. This one seemed decently crafted in its attempt to ape. However even with the real deal fetching around four times this amount, I'd be inclinded to save. #429-1955 STREAMLINER SPECIAL single seat racer. S/N N/A. Red/brown leather. Ex-Bill Vukovich Fuel Injection Special. Some paint chips where body parts meet; a few screws sealed over with paint. Interior is all-business, but worn. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $375,000. good. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Only the Countach and Pamela Anderson can stake a claim against these cars for wall space in the bedrooms of teenage boys everywhere. For a car in this condition, with its low original miles, the bid was off by about $5k-$10k. #464-1999 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO GTR coupe. S/N ZA9EAGTROYLA12560. Blue/black carbon and cloth. One of 40 muchmodified Diablos for use in the Lamborghini Supertrophy, a European one-marque race series. The bright blue paint has either been freshly applied, or well taken care of. There are no obvious blemishes around the outside or inside of the car. Huge black wing looks as 120 the day there was rarely a moment when the Enzo wasn't surrounded by hordes of kids (both young and old). These cars continue to hover around the $1m mark while other supercars like the SLR have already begun to falter #456-2004 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO coupe. S/N 2HWGUI1M542A00889. Silver/ black leather. Brand new car; everything is in perfect condition with only a slight scuff in the engine compartment. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $132,500. Lamborghini never fails to astound with its cars. The Gallardo is no This car was built by Quinn Epperly for an attempt on Indy. Bill Vukovich was to pilot it in 1955, but it wasn't ready, so he drove a Kurtis instead, and was killed during the race. A unique part of American racing lore, but not enough to get the bidders excited today. #42I-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N 3139655. Venetian Red with white coves/beige vinyl/red vinyl. 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Kruse International Seaside, CA are still simply used cars, and today this was the price. Corvette is one of the longest running automotive production cars ever, and with examples like this it doesn't take a genius to understand why. Price was correct. #418-1957 FORD FAIRLANE SKYLINER hardtop convertible. S/N D7EW25901. Blue with white stripes/white/blue cloth. Newer repaint, with plenty of problem areas in and around the doorjamb, as well as the rear fenders. All the chrome is in bad shape, with plenty of deep scratches and pitting. Dashboard has vinyl/beige leather. Odo: 89,490 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 335 hp. Paint is in good condition, but dusty; chrome is dull. Interior is very original. Engine is highlighted with chrome, blue screws and lines. Wheels and tires look worn. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. "Gone in 60 Seconds" had the right idea when it chose the GT 500 as its forbidden fruit. Convertibles command a sizeable price difference, but for this car, with the bits in need of attention, the price seemed too different It should have sold. #425-2001 PANOZ ESPEFtANTE road- ster. S/N IP9PB48B61B43027. Silver/black vinyl/black leather. A few small paint chips on the car. All else, including interior and engine, are immaculate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,280. These are the singular vision of Don Panoz. Nimble, open and powerful, they follow the same recipe that has been successful for so long in American sports cars. Right now they sun damage. The cloth upholstery and carpeting is stained. Armrests are torn. Scotch tape accents on the weatherstripping, and there is surface rust in the trunk. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $13,500. This one needs it all, stat. These were revolutionary wonders when they debuted, a factor which still holds great enthusiast appeal. That was the case today, although the buyer has some serious investment ahead of him. #449-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE split window coupe. S/N 30875113934. Blue/black leather. No visible scars or cracks to the paint. Interior is in good condition, but shows several signs of heavy use. Glass is WWWAEORIGINALS.COM for those who want to own a Viper; but don't necessarily want to buy the hair grease or gold chains. It's an engineering marvel to see what the Dodge folks can cram into a car this size. As a one-off the price paid reflects the exclusivity, but it will be hard to ever get that money back when it comes time to resell.• PHONE: 113-849-2400 #458-2002 DODGE ELIMINATOR road- ster. S/N NA. Red and silver/black and red leather. A few small cracks to front bodywork. Clean interior and massive Viper V10 engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $97,200. The perfect car PIRELLI CINTURATOS CURRETLY AVAILABLE: PIRELLI CINTURATOS PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW. ONLY 100 OF EACH WILL BE MADE: B0300XB - 155 x 15 100 Due in October 2005 Alfa Super, Giulietta, Duetto, GTV1ST Series mark free. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. Many argue the '63 split window to be one of the prettiest cars of all time. This was a great example, though not without its faults. The money offered here brought it well within the market window, so I'm not sure why it didn't #469-1969 SHELBY GT 500 convertible. S/N 9F03R481605. Orange and cream/beige November 2005  B0300XC - 165 x 400 " 100 Due in November 2005 Alfa 2000, 2600 Touring, 1900, Siata 208S, Fiat 8V B0300X - 185 x 16 100 Due in December 2005 Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati Aston Martin iI85/70 VR 15 PORSCHE 911 JAGUAR XJE 121


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eBay Motors 113PfMotors Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics A selection of recent sales of interest. Condition inferred from seller 's descriptions, cars were not physically examined by the author. Note: sf= seller's feedback; bf= buyer 's feedback ENGLISH #4552261967-1960 MORRIS MINOR TRAVELLER wagon. S/N MAW3L764775. Blue/gray. 7 photos. Southern California. Nonrolling shell, including all wood and all glass except windshield. Other miscellaneous tidbits thrown in. 11 bids, sf 21, bf 29. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $760. These cars define simple. Turn sweat Blue/cream with blue piping. Odo: 38,033 miles. 24 photos. Greenwood, IN. Crashed right front corner. Windshield broken. Passenger door stuck open, making A-pillar look bent. Superthorough description for the DIY rebuilder includes marked-up chassis diagrams, part numbers, and piece-by-piece damage descriptions. Salvage title. 44 bids, sf 460, bf private. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $14,000. Seller provides more knowledgable, comforting verbiage than you probably get with a Caterham kit. That's why they won the game—they added value to their heap without turning a wrench. Click on "seller 's other auctions," and you can confirm this high-rated seller makes a living parting out cars. Making somebody think this is feasibly repairable is a lot less work than actually parting it out. #4567018044-2002 JAGUAR XICR coupe. S/N SAJDA4 I B42PA28727. Black/black. Odo: 19,305 miles. 32 photos. Miami, FL. Nearly head-on accident has damaged every panel and light in front of the windhsield. Wheels look equity into car equity by swapping over the panels and running gear from your concours (but valueless) four-door sedan. A couple of months playing around at the lumberyard and you've got yourself one of the cutest woody wagons ever made, something that will always appreciate. Well bought. Even paying up to $2k would have been fair #4567832492-1978 MGB convertible. S/N GHN5UJ45568. Burgundy/tan. Odo: 18,987 miles. 15 photos. Hickory, NC. Badly crunched right front corner. 3.5 wheels on the car are from a 280ZX. Rusty spare in the trunk. Interior looks OK. Trunk looks great. Seller bought it at marketed to PCA types by a seller who promises more oddball Porsche vehicles and tractors are coming soon. Paying up to twice as much would have been fine. Beware, trying to flip it—for a profit—would be smart. On the slopes—not so much. #4565826132-1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL cabriolet. S/N 130913. Black/black/tan. Odo: 1,000 miles. 25 photos. Rochester, MI. One-off coachwork distinguishes this from 31 other Mercedes with shared underpinnings and name. Car was built for a great, great grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Crisp aerodynamic shape is more Delahaye than Third Reich. Won Hershey in '93 immediately after its restoration by LaVine. Has won categories at other concours, including Greenwich. Pebble and Meadow Brook invitee. 27 bids, sf 171, bf private. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $753,024. A French look is not what one expects from a 540...especially the grille. What makes it special may have held it back in terms of price. Right in the middle of SCM's range, this car made about half of the auctioneer's estimate. Being unique, perfect and show-winning, there was certainly room to pay a couple hundred grand more. ITALIAN good. 14 bids, sf 33, bf 1. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $20,500. Bingo. The trick here is that there are many XK8s out there with very similar panels. Careful skin grafts fronz the standard model won V diminish the chutzpah of the halo car.. and there's almost $40k to spend before you're upside down. This was not a bad buy. GERMAN a salvage auction. 1 bid, sf 219, bf 54. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $1,052. There is a remote chance that the bidder knows the car and knows a bunch of money was recently poured into the engine. Totalling a car is usually unintentional. Buying it back can help recoup recent spending. Otherwise get a Moss Motors catalog. This is far too much money for a badly bludgeoned, rubber bumper wreck #4568523776-1998 LOTUS ESPRIT V8 coupe. SN SCCDC0824WHA15434. Azure 122  #4565503273-PORSCHE 212 ski-bob. Blue. 5 photos. Rancho Cucamonga, CA. SkiBob = sit-on-top, gravity-powered sled with two extra skis that attach to the rider's boots. Hydraulic shocks front and rear. Folds up for transport. Tops of the skis look used. No photos of the bottoms. 22 bids, sf 621, bf 712. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,001. Rare conversation piece is Cambiocorsa paddle shifter. Seller is a motorycle salvage shop. 15 bids, sf 227, bf 16. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $34,101. There are only a couple of old guys out there who could beat this car back into shape for less than the $25k they just saved. Unless you possess a lifetime of metalworking skills, this was not a good purchase. JAPANESE #4553656502-1971 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS3021058. Butterscotch/black vinyl. Odo: 162,709 miles. 10 photos. Beaverton, OR. Original owner and window sticker. 5k miles since engine rebuild. Upgraded to later 260Z 5-speed and 280Z dif. Bare metal respray. New everything, from the dash cap to the alternator. Polymer-lined gas tank. 17 bids, sf 162, bf 263. Sports Car Market #4568218770-2002 MASERATI SPYDER convertible. S/N ZAMBB18A420006436. Silver/black/red. Odo: 11,179 miles. 14 photos. Hooksett, NH. Deep scrape along right side. culminating in a munched right rear quarter. Looks like guardrail damage. Rest of the car looks excellent. Power top is fully operational.


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Online sales of recent production cars. 2006 DODGE CHARGER Fresh Meat Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,700. This is a unique combination of a one-owner car that is not very orginal, and yet it is subtly upgraded. Normally that sort of spending may help sell a car, but doesn't help the price. Though a price guide might say this was right on the money, it sounds like another $2,500 would have done no harm. #4555957388-1990 NISSAN 300ZX 2+2 coupe. SIN JN1RZ26A6LX006196. Black/tan. Odo: 34,500 miles. 8 photos. Newport Beach, CA. 2+2 configuration with T-top. 1 owner with original window sticker. Bose sound. Chromed well in photos, but no mention of whodunnit—despite direct eBayer Q&A. 5 owners. Left rear quarter replaced. Build sheet. 2 bids, sf 24, bf 9. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $125,000. Potential buyers caught up in this funnel cloud really need to seek professional advice. Price guides can't keep up with this sort of appreciation, and fyou are going to pay double what they suggest, ask a muscle car expert. #4555583749-1981 FORD ESCORT EXP coupe. SN 2FABP0120CX137438. Black/ black. Odo: 2,850 miles. 5 photos. Studio City, CA. Full-electric with period "electric" graphics. Very short description. Very few photos. Claimed 50 mile range and 100mph top speed. License plate: ENERGZR. Plugs into any 110V 41 wheels. Seller's cell phone number listed in auction. 52 bids, sf 15, bf 48. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,000. It's a 2+2—which looks awkward on everything from Zs to XKEs. It's an automatic. It's not a turbo. This is just a used car albeit a semi-sporty looking one with low mileage. And it's not really worth more than about $7k or $8k. AMERICAN #4565826701-1935 AUBURN 851 SC boattail speedster. S/N 33734E. Eng. # GH4766. Black/tan/green. Odo: 100 miles. 28 photos. Rochester, MI. 100 miles since restoration by Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg (ACD) Parts. ExACD museum. Certified numbers matching. Winner of best Speedster at ACD Club '04. Perfect. 31 bids, sf 171, bf private. Cond: I. Date sold: 8/20/05 Sale location: eBay Motors #4567973663 Details: Daytona G.L. Edition #65, 5.7-liter Hemi V8, General Lee decals, Cobra CB radio. Sale result: $35,988, 13 bids Seller's feedback: 838 Buyer's feedback: 6 MSRP: $37,500 Other current offering: Custom South, www. customsouth.com, is taking orders at MSRP. 2006 PORSCHE CAYMAN S outlet. 2 bids, sf 1, bf 1. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,495. The batteries are not mentioned and do not appear to be standard auto or marine units. As an unknown eco-warrior (ensconced in very bourgeois coachwork) this car will engender nothing but road rage when it runs out of juice on the 405 in the middle of rush hour Six grand would make a lot of lease payments on a 2WD Escape hybrid with a warranty Seller made out here by $2k-$3k. #4566144032-1996  CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe.S/N I G I YY22P9T5105458. Black/black. Odo: 77,819 miles. 24 photos. Chicago, IL. Hard frontal collision has damaged fiberglass all the way back into the doors. Wrong-colored targa top won't sit right or close, Date sold: 8/19/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4569389493 Details: Auction is for the first option to buy from the largest Porsche dealership in the U.S. Sale result: $10,000, I bid Seller's feedback: 23 Buyer's feedback: 90 MSRP: $58,900 Other current offering: Brumos Porsche, Jacksonville, FL, www.brumosporsche.com , is taking orders at MSRR 2006 DODGE VIPER GTS SOLD AT $397,606. There is no Auburn category on eBay. This car was listed along with the Mercedes 540K as part of a charity fundraiser at this year's Meadow Brook Concours. Six percent of the purchase price was donated to the preservation of Meadow Brook Hall. Certainly a gorgeous example—this car pulled about double what we would expect. Perhaps, as the auctioneer said, "the Speedster must be seen" to be appreciated. #4570382171-1968 DODGE CHARGER R/ T HEMI 2-door hardtop. S/N XS29J8B232027. Copper/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 25,330 miles. 18 photos. Kent, OH. Numbers matching Hemi with a 4-speed. Fully restored car shows November 2005  Date sold: 8/8/2005 as windshield frame was pushed up. Seats aren't torn, but they are tired. Runs and drives. Seller is a hobbyist daunted by this project. 1 bid, sf 121, bf 3. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $5,250. There are so many bowtie enthusiasts with so many uses for this car—wheel and drivetrain donor for a resto rod, upgrade donor for a 20-year-old C4 Vette, time-consuming, thankless repair project for a masochist who loves the smell of curing fiberglass gel.... This is a fair price all around.• Sale location: eBay Motors #4567524908 Details: First edition package with blue interior accents, white stripes and plaque, 8.3-liter V10. Sale result: $88,200, 26 bids Seller's feedback: 1644 Buyer's feedback: 322 MSRP: $88,990 Other current offering: Great Northern Dodge, North Olmstead, OH, www.greatnorthemdodge.net, $91,990 for a new car.• 123


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Price Guide German and Etceterini T AMPHICAR Amphicar  AUDI Ouonro coupe  Tr  BITTER SC coupe  SC cou  BMW 328  Isetta 250/300  keno 6002+2  he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition - significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with Price Range GERMAN CARS 61-68  90-91  00-04  83-84  85  37-39  55-62  57-59  n/o n/a n/a n/a n/o 465  158,728  34,813  $25,000  $5,000  $20,000  $8,000  $9,000  5185,000  510,000  58,500  $40,000 $8,000 $35,000 $12,000 515,000 5235,000 $17,000  $11,000 5/01 507 roadster 56-59 253 15, 111 : lir 9/05 (Additions: Rudge knock-offs, $10,000; factory hardtop, $10,000. Deduct: $15,000 if sedan replacement block.) (Most serial-production BMWs are just 'used cars, hence volue is determined solely by condition.) 2800CS  Bavario 4-door  3.0 CSL  3.0 CS  1600 coupe  2002 coupe  2002 coupe  2002 Iii coupe  2002 coupe  320i coupe  323- coupe  318i coupe  325e coupe  325i coupe  325i convertible  325i convertible  630 (Si coupe  633 (Si coupe  635 (Si coupe  635 (Si coupe  750i1 4-door  75011 4-door  8501 coupe  840i coupe  MI coupe  M5 4-dr. (Euro)  MS 4-dr. M6 coupe 17 4-dr. L6 coupe 613 coupe 23 roadster (4 cyl.) Z3 roadster (6 cyl.) (23 M series, add $4 Z8 MERCEDES-BENZ K Sedan Custom K Tourer S Sporhvogen S Tourer SS cabriolet SS roadster 55K roadster 290 cabriolet 380 cabriolet 500K Tourer 500K cobriolet 500K Special roadster 540K coupe 124 4,000.) 00 03 26-30 26-30 27-30 27-30 28-35 28-35 28-32 34-36 33-34 34-36 34-36 34-36 36-39 n/o 150 ins. 146 n/o 107 n/a 33 n/u 154 325 inc. 29 419 $85,000  $180,000 $325,000 $400,000 $365,000 $500,000 $625,000 5800.000 590.000 5300,000 51,300,000 $365,000 $1,750,000 $145,000 $120,000 $240,000 $480,000 $575,000 $525,000 $700,000 $850,000 $1,100,000 $120,000 $425,000 5195,000 $500,000 52,400,000 $190,000 68-71  71-74  71-72  72-74  67-70  68-71  72-74  72-74  75-76  77-80  81-83  84-85  84-87  87-88  87-89  90-91  77  78-82  83-84  85-87  88-89  88-89  90-91  91-92  94-97  79-80  88-91  85-90  91-92 87-88 86-87 87 95-97 96-97 97-02 9,399  39,056  1,039  11,063  277,320  339,084  inc.  38,703  inc. 2002  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/o  n/a  see note  above n/o n/o n/o n/a n/o n/o n/a 450 n/a 2,0001 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a $7,500  $3,000  $17500  58 000  $5,000  56,000  $6,000  510,500  $4,000  52,000  52,500  52,000  52,250  $3,250  $4,250  $4,500  55,000  (6-series sales for '78-82 were 32,292. US sales 021 '77-83 were 8,785 633 (Si coupe  $4,000 64,500 $6,500 $7,500 $5,000 56,500 $15,500 $18,000 565,000 (M1 production numbers include Group 4 & Scamp. Models.) 03 coupe  59,500 58,500 $12,000 $12000 $5,000 $6,500 SI8,000 $11,500 516,000 $10,000 $4,500 $22,500 $12,000  $7,000 $8,500  $8,500  $15,500 $6,500  53,750 $4,000 $3,750 $4 4,000 $6,000 $6,500 57,000 56,500 55,500 $6,500 $9,000 $10,500 $7,500 $9,500 $21,500 $33,000 $85,000 $12,500 512,000 $16,000 $15,000 $6,500 $9,000 $25,000 $17,000 $33,000 9/96 4/00 4/00 4/00 Gullwing (Alloy body, Type  198.043) Roadster (drum broke, Type  198.042) Roadster (disc brake)  Roadster (disc brake, alloy  engine) 19051 convertible  (Add $1,500 for factory hardtop.) 23051  250SL  280S1  63-67  67-68  68-71  230/250/280SL 19,831 5,196 23,885 $25,000  $28,000 533,000   530,000 S35,000 545,000 1/02 4/04 (Deduct $2,500 for no hardtop. Add $1,500 for 4-speed. Add $5,000 for ZF 5-speed.) (Note: '71 and later SLs and SLCs should be regarded as used cars" without huge collector potential. Condition is the prime determinant of value.) 35051 roadster  450S1C coupe  45051C coupe  (Add 53,000 for 1973 45051(.) 45051 convertible  45051 convertible  380S1C coupe  380SL convertible  380S1 tonvettible  56051.  56051  30051 50051   SLK roadster  1705 cabriolet A 220 cabriolet A  220 cabriolet 0 220 coupe    Later SU 71-72  73-TI  74-77 78-80 78-80 81 8043 8445 86-87 B8-89 90-92 90-92 97-04 15,304 66,298   inc. inc. 45,056 inc. 49,347 inc. n/a n/a 54  (13 hardtop coupes w/sunroof, 70 w/o.) 300 cabriolet (4-dr. convertible) 51-53  (Production number includes A,B,( models.) 3004-doer sedan  300S (2-door) cabriolet  300S coupe  300S roadster  300b 4-door sedan  300b 4-door cabriolet D  300c 4-door cabriolet D  300c sedan  3005c coupe  300Sc cabriolet A  300Sc roadster  2205 cabriolet  2205 coupe  300d cabriolet 0 (Adenouer)  300d 4-door sedan  2205E coupe  220SE cabriolet  9/03 2205E6 coupe 2-dr.  Cabriolet  300SE cabriolet  2505E coupe  250SE cabriolet  8/01 300/450581 6.3 / 6.9  280SE Cab (hi grille)  low grille 6 cyl. cabriolet  51-53  52-53 52-53 52-53  52-53 54-55  56-67  55-58  55-58  55-58 55-58 56-59 57-60 58-62 58-62  58-60  58-60  60-65 60-65  62-67  66-68 66-68 68-78 68-69 1970               2,394 1,167 950 83 642 n/a  203 216 141    6,214 91   n/a  n/a  98 49 53    3,290 2,081 65    n/a  n/a  n/a  16,902 inc.   3,127 6,213 inc.    6,525 5,187   510,000  $8,500  59,000 $7,000 511,000 57,500 $9,000 $10,000 $12,000 $13,000 S18,000 521,000 $22,000 Other Collectible Mercedes-Benz 49-51  51-55  528.000  $40.000 530,000 535,000    555,000  $15,000 5160, 00  570,000 5175,000 512,500 $45,000 $50,000 $14,000  5140,000 5230,         5230,0 0 535,000 $20,000 S110,000 514,00      525.000 555,000 520, 0 530,00 540,000 525,00       $35.000 59,000 $3500    $40,000  516,000 512,000  513,000 510,500 515.000 Sll 000 513 000 514 000 518,000 520.000 525 000 528.000 S40,000 $35,000 555,000 $40,000 542,500 580.000 S113 500 Si 0,000 595 000 5200 000 516,500 575 000 580,000 517,000 S185,000 5290,000 520,000 545,000 $30,000 S155.000 518,000 53 .000 590 000 53 ,000 545.000 555,000 535,000 550 000 512 500 555,000 560,000 10/99 12/98 7/01 55-56  540K cabriolet  z_.  era  ti  a -  5406 Special roadster  36-39  36-39  6 * 6 z inc. inc. 30051 Gullwing (Steel body,Type 54-57 1,371 198.040) 29 $500,000  $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,650,000 $300,000  $350,000 5600,000  $750,000 (Additions: Rudge wheels + $20,000 ; fitted luggage + $5,000. Subtractions: No belly pans -$8,000) 57-61  61-62  62-63  1,377 269 210 $200,000  $225,000  $300.000  $250,000 $300,000 5400 000 (Disc brakes from SN 2780, alloy engine block from SN 3049. Additions: Rudge wheels, +520,000; factory luggage, +$5,000; factory hardtop, +55,000) 54-64  25,881 $28,000  $45,000 12/04 owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• Price Range 3 I  12/03  -  11 280SE coupe 3.5  5/02  10/05  so 4  o :: >.. :  70-71  70-71  -o i .  4  4,502 inc. (Add $1,500 for factory sunroof, subtract $1,500 for no A/(.) Cabriolet 3.5  86-87  95-97  n/a c/a Price Range  2   $30,000  $70,000  (Subtract $1,500 for no A/C, add $1,000 for console shift automatic. 190E-16 valve  ( 36 sedan  OPEL 57,500  515 ,000  S3000  PORSCHE 356 356 coupe "pre-e  356 cabriolet 356 Speedster 3566 coupe 3566 cabriolet 356A Speedster 3566 convertible D 50-55  50-55 54-55 56-59 56-59 56-58 59 (356, 3566: Add 52,000 for Super engine.) 3566 Carrero GS (pr  56-59 56-59  56-59  56-59  56-59  3658 cabriolet (1-5)  3568 roadster (T-5)  3560 Notchback (1-5)  8102  8102  3560 coupe (T-6) 3568 cabriolet (T-6) 3568 "hvin grille roadster (1-6) 3560 Notchback (1-6) Carrera 2 GS 6/06 Carrera 2 cabriolet 356C coupe 356( cabriolet 356 coupe SC 356 cabriolet SC  60-61  60-61  60-61  60-61  7,627  1,685 1,233 13,010 3,367 2,911 1,330 541 140 75 525,000  525,000 545,000 $25,000 535,000 555,000 550,000 $85,000  541 72 $110,000 $130,000 5120,000 5165,000 8,556 3,091 2,649 1,048 62-65  62-64  63-65  63-65  6,289 3,096 248 697 360 88 13,507 3,174 63-65 inc. coupe 63-65  inc. cab. 515,000 530,000 540,000  510,000    3,000) 516,000 530,000 $60,000 510,000 5130,000 5160,000 $20,000 540,000 522,500 $50,000   530,000 (Two-piece windshield until April, '52. One-piece 'bent' ndaw until Oct. '55. Standard one-piece curved from then on.) S30000 S60000 S35000 540000 575,000 565,000 5100,000 (This is total production for all GS and GT cars. Numbers below included.) 3566 Carrera GS cabriolet  356A Correro Speedster  356A Carrera GT coupe  3566 Camera GT Speedster    (There were 7 pushrod GT Speedsters built.) 3568 coupe (T-5 body)  $125,000 $150,000 $150,000 $200,000 $18.000 535 000 $50,000 515G00 62-63  62-63  1962  1962  520,000 540,000 575,000 S15,000 5170,000 5210,000 S25,000 S50,000 $30,000 $60,000 (For all 356 Porsches: Additions: sunroof, $3,000; Rudge wheels, $10,000; hardtop on a cabriolet, 51,000; hardtop on a Speedster, $4,000. Deductions: wrong engine per Kardex. subtract 155/0 of value. Improper exterior color far year of car: subtract 25% of value.) 911 coupe 2.0 911 coupe 2.0 911 Torga 2.0 911S coupe 2.0 9115 Targa 2.0 9111 coupe 2.0 911L Targa 2.0 10/97 911T coupe 2.2 911T Targa 2.2 911E coupe 2.2 911E Torga 2.2 911S coupe 2.2 911$ Torga 2.2  911: Small Bumper, Short Wheelbase 65  235 66-68  67-68  67-68  67-68  68  68  69-71  69-71  69-71  69-71  69-71  (Deduct 15% for 2.01 1969 rats.) 911T coupe 2.4  9111 Torgo 2.4  8/04 72-73  72-73  4/94 4/94  72-73  72-73  72-73  72-73  10,399 1,427 4,689 1,160 1,169 307 13,019 7,303 5,027 935 1,430 2,131 9,964 7,968 (Add $2,000 for 73 1/2 911T w/ CIS injection.) 911E coupe 2.4  911E Targa 2.4  9115 coupe 2.4  9115 Targa 2.4  2,490 1,916 3,180 1,914 $12,000 $10,000 510.000 $18,000 $17,000 $10,000 510,000 911: Small Bumper, Long Wheelbase 69-71  510,000 510,000 St 1,000 S11,000 $16,000 516,000 S10,000  510.000  S12,000  512,000 518,000 18 000    513,000 515 000 515,000 525,000 524,000 $13 000 $13.000 514,000 514.000 515,000 515,000 524,000 524,000 515,000 515,000 515,000 515 000 530,000 30 000 (Additions: sunroof, +$1,000, soft-window forgo, 53,000. Deductions: 4-speed transmission, -$1,000) Sports Car Market 7/00 6/99 9/98 8/96 3/02 4/01 = k  CD lx1 II I 540,000  2/02 $100,000 511,500 522 000 S5500 (Spotter's Note: 1-5 body has gas filler cop inside trunk, 1-6 has external gas filler cap.) (Add for 356 B: Super engine, add $2,000 ; Super-90 add $3 6/99 5/04 1/04 10/00


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       s e  Carrera RSL 'Touring"  Carrera RS "Lighhveight"  Carrera coupe 1.7 Euro  9115 coupe 2.7  9115 Tarp 2.7  Camera coupe 2.7 US  Corners Torga 2.7 US  Carrera coupe Euro 3.0  Camera Torga Euro 3.0  911SC coupe  9115C Tanga  911 'Weissoch" Ed.  911 Ferry Porsche Ed.  911SC cabriolet  930 Turbo coupe (3.01)  930 Turbo coupe (3.01)  930 Turbo coupe (3.31)  911 Turbo (3.31)  911 Turbo cabriolet (3.31)  911 Turbo Slant (3.311  911 Turbo Tango (3.31)  C2 Turbo coupe (Type 964)  73  73  Price Range 6 Z 1,360 200 16,977 inc. abv. inc. abv. inc. obv. inc. abv. inc. abv. inc. abr. 35,607 27,678 408 200 4,187 284 $65,000  $100,000  911: Federalized Bumper 74-75  74-77  74-77  74-77  74-77  76-77  76-77  $20,000 $8,000 58,000 S9 500 $9,500 514,500 $14500 9115C: Federalized Bumper, Wide-Bo 78-83  78-83  80  82  83  Turbo: 930 / 911/ 993 75  76-77  78-85  86-89  87-89  87-89  87-89  91-93  2,596 10,004 4,363 2,002 675 657 5,125 (Add 20% for 1992 380-hp S models. 80 built.) 993 Twin Turbo 96-97 n/a (Deduct 25% for gray market) Carrera Carrera Tanga Camera cabriolet Corners Camera Tama Camera cabriolet  25th Anniversary coupe  25th Anniversary cabriolet  Carrera and Speedster 84-86  84-86  84-86  87-89  87-89  8749  36,834 19,502 22,283 inc. inc. inc. 88  89  89  89  340 875 $15,000 515,000 S17,000 $17,000 $17,000 $16,000 $18,000 519,000 $22,000 S28,000 525,000 $25,000 535,000 Of S85,000 $140,000 $26,000 $10,000 510,000 513,000 513,000 517,000 517,000 519,000 519,000 522,000 $22,000 522,000 $22 000 523,000 527,000 (2,91805 legal production. All 75, 80-85 930s are gray-market. Deduct 359'a for gray market, 500/c if no EPA/DOT papers.) 526,000 $35,000 $35,000 535,000 $42,500 $80,000 $95,000 $17,000 $17,000 $19,000 $21500 521,500 524,500 519,000 $19,000 $22,000 $24,500 $24,500 $28,000 (Add $4,000 for factory wide-body appearance group, add $4,000 for fact Camera Club Sport  inc. above (For USA, 120 coupes, 100 cabs, 80 tangos.) Speedster  Carrera 2  Carrera 2 Targa  Carrera 2 cabriolet  Carrera 4  Camera 4 Torga  Carrera 4 cabriolet  America roadster  Carrera 2 Speedster  Carrera Camera 4 Carrera cabriolet Camera 4 cabriolet Corners Torgo Carrera 45 Carrera S Turbo S Carrera  Corners 4  Carrera cabriolet Carrera 4 cabriolet  Carrera Turbo  Camera Tango  GT3 GT2    912 coupe (1.61) (Add $500 for Tarp.) 912E coupe (20 914-4 1.71  914-6  9t4-60T  9148  916 (2.7 RS spec en gine)  914S (aka 914-8)  November 2005 90-94  90-94  90-91  89-94  90-94  90-91  92-93  93-94  95-97 95-96  95-98  95-98  96-98  96-98  97-98  97   99-04  99-04  99-04  99-04  02-04  02-04  99-01  02-04  66-69  76  70-73  7042  71  72  72  72  (Custom built for Porsche famil y members.) 2,065 964 n/a n/o n/o n/o n/o n/a n/a 925 993 46,919 inc. inc. ins inc. ins inc. 180 996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/n n/a n/a 912 29,212 2,099 914 114,479 3,351 11 4 20 2 55,000 $11,000 $75,000 575,000 575,000 5100,000 $7,500 515,000 $150,000 5125,009 $125,000 5150,000 12/99 58,000  58,000  $11,000 511,000 $35,000 $40000 $45,000 $50,000 $75,000 555 000 $70,000 $165,000 $65,000 570,000 $75,000 $80,000 $110,000 575,000 $95,000 5185,000 $31,000 $34,500 $37,500 539 000 $40.000 $48,800 549,000 $90,000 $449,000 546,500 555,500 557,500 $55,500 561,500 560,000 $125,000 $24,500 $24,500 $28,000 $24,500 $24,500 530,000 545,000 542,000 $28,000 $28,000 531,000 528,500 528,500 535,000 $50,000 547,000 $43,000  548,000 5/00  8/01 3/04 Boxster Boxster roadster Boxster S roadster GT  97-04  00-04  04-05 Competition Cars (Price ranges for Competition Porsches are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a "bitsa" that has only a few authentic ions will 11/99 550 54-55 90 $400,000 $600,000 5506  56-57  39  5450,000  $650,000  2/05 (Includes Le Mans coupes. Most 550As were sold in the U.S. and have only SCCA history. Adder least 259/o for documented international provenance. Factory team FIA cars add 60%.) RSK  69505 Abarth Camera  RS 60/RS 61  904 GTS  906 Carrera 6  910  58-59  59-62  60-61  63-64  908-01/908-02/908-03  917 LH/K/10/20/30  67-68  68-69  69-71  73-74  73  (15 3.0 RSRs were built in 1973 for 1110C.) Cancers RSR 2.8  959 lomfert"  86-88  907  67-68 34 21 35 120 65 34 62 70 $600,000 $500,000 $600,000 $375,000 (Production includes 104 four-cylinder 904s, 12 six-cylinder 904: 6 ei 1966  5450,000  5475.000  5650,000  S1,000,000  125 HA non-turbo endurance cars, 20 Can-Am type open cars Careers RSR 3.0  60 43  21110*  S250,000  5300,000  $150,000  5650.000  $800,000 $650,000 $800,000 $500,000 n/o n/a GT MP  S395,000 $20,000  528,000  540,000 $40 000 8/00 12/02 9/00  9/00  9/00  11/01  7/02  914-4 2.01  914-41.81  924 924 Turbo 924$ coupe 928 9285 9285-4 928S-4 928S-4 (Add $1,500 for 928 GT.) 928 GTS 944 coupe  944 coupe  944 coupe  94452 coupe  944S2 cabriolet 968 coupe 968 cabriolet 93-95  83-85  86-87  88-89  n/u 944 n/a n/a n/a US' add $750, Turbo add 52,000,5' Turbo add 52,500 89-91  90-91  92-93  92-93  n/a n/a n/o n/a Banter $4,000 55 000 $5,500 $9,000 $13,000 $14,000 $18,000 $6,500 $7,000 $8,000 $13,000 $19,000 $19,500 $25,000 $30,000  $46,000 73-76 74-76 77-82 78-83 87-88 78-82 83-86 87-88 89-90 91-92 O inc. abv. inc. atm 924 122,304 12,356 n/a 928 n/a n/a n/a n/u n/a $6,000 $9,000 512,000 $18,000 $22,000 $8,000 $12,000 513,500 523,000 528,000 5/05  $3,500 $3,500 54,500 $4,500 55,500 $6,000 $6,000 $5,000  $7,500 $9,000 D-6 (3-liter) coupe D-8 Torpedo D-8C coupe 0-85 cabriolet D-8 155 coupe 0-885 cabriolet 8-8 105 cabriolet 2-8 120 cabriolet  DELAHAYE 135MS coupe  135MS cabriolet  135M coupe  135M cabriolet  135M5 cabriolet  DELOREAN DMC-12 Includes 3 DUAL-OHIO convertible coupe FUEL VEGA 09500 Facet II Facet III HISPANO SUIZA H6 cabriolet 66 Phaeton 11611 cabriolet 660 convertible Sedan 66C Phaeton 112 Type 68 cabriolet K6 cabriolet HONDA 7/03 t linder 904s.) 5600,000 5650,000 51,300,000 $2,000,000 5375,000 5450,000 $175,000  5800,000 12/95 1/98 10/98 7/02 9/04 (Same 959s were built up from ports, and VIN numbers higher than 290 hove been observed. 'Komfort" street models were equipped with'seer leather seats, a/c, /w, etc.) MAZDA Mists Mists 11X-7 RX NISSAN 30020 30020 Turbo 30000 twin turbo 30000 twin turbo 30000 twin turbo Deduct $1000 for 2+1 bed PEGASO [NASA coupe Sooutchik coupe Saoutchik cabriolet ETCETERINI NU coupe  NSX coupe  BRICKLIN $10,000  CITROEN $50,000  512,000  DATSUN 1600 convertible 2000 convertible 2402 2402 2602 2802 28000 DELAGE 0-665 cabriolet 0-6 70 coupe 0-670 cabriolet 8-6 75 coupe 0-675 cabriolet 34-35 37-39 38-39 38-39 38-39 est. 250 in: in: int ins $35,000 $40,000 545,000 545 000 555,000 560,000 $65,000 $70,000 570,000 $80 000 66-70 68-79 70 71-73 74-75 75-78 79-83 n/a n/a 148,115 n/a n/a n/a n/a 55,000 $6,500 57,000 55,000 $4,500 S3,000 52,500 50,000 $10,500 $11,500 $8,500 $7,500 $5,500 55,000 $75,000 514 500 515 000 91-99  00-03  n/a n/a (Deduct 19/0 for automatic, add 5% for T-top.) $30,000  555,000  $50000 $75,000 11/03  Touring coupe (flat windshield) Touri co  RENAULT It5 Turbo Ponoramica 67750 611850/Monte Carlo Sone» II Sonett III TALBOT-LAGO T150C coupe T150C convertible Record Type 26 sedan Record Type 26 cabriolet Grand Sport coupe Grand S mt cabriolet TOYOTA 2/03 2000GT MR2 082 VOLVO P1800 18005 1800E 18000S 1800ESi 61-63 63-69 70-72 72-73 74 6,000 23,993 9,414 8,078 n/a 58,500 S8,500 59500 59,500 $9,500 512,500 $1 3,000 $14,000 514,500 $315,000 34-39 34-39 47-56 47-56 53-54 53-54 67-70  85-87  88-89  n/a n/ n/a n/a n/a n/a 337 166,104 inc. $80,000 595,000 518,500 550,000 550,000 570,000 5105,000 S2,000 $2,500 5100,000 S130,000 $26,500 $66,000 $70,000 5100,000 $150,000 $3.000 $3,500 2/01 6/03 6/03 50-52 52-55 52-54 53-57 55-57 83-86  58-62 63-67 67-69 70-74 14 14 4 30 8 3,5/6 n/a n/a n/a n/a 5240,000 5150,000 $I 50,000 $250,000 $230,000 513,000  57,000 57,500 54,500 54,750 $280,000 5170,000 S170,000 5290,000 5270,000 518,000 $10,500 $11,000 56,500 57,000 19-24 19-24 24-28 24-28 28-31 31-38 33-39 n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a 5165,000 $155,000 5175,000 5155,000 $450,000 5320,000 $150,000 56,500  90-98  99-04  79  80-85  84-87 84-87 88-90 91-93 94-96 n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o $4,000 $8,000 S3,500 52,500 52,500 $2,750 $3,500 56.000 $9,000 5245,000 5225,000 $250,000 5220,000 $600,000 5450,000 5210.000 59,500 59,000 520,000 $5,500 55.000 $4,250 $4,500 $6,500 510,000 517,000 Id-plated cars. 61-63  59-61  62-64  62-64  n/a 500 184 1,500 565,000  546,000  $27,000 $45,000 512,000 595,000 570,000 $46,000 $75,000 $20,000 46-49 29-31 29.33 30.33 32-34 34-35 34-35 36-39  inc est. 2000 inc inc inc inc inc in( Price Range Price Range A $45,000 $140,000 5110,000 5150,000 $65,000 $65,000 5150,000 $250,000 565,114:10 $200,000 S160,000 $220,000 595,000 $105,000 $250,000 $350,000 (Prices for factory coachwork. Cars with unusual coachwork may be worth opts three times the amount 35-39  35-39  46-53  46-53  46-53  n/a n/a n/o n/o n/o $65,000 5148,000 556,000 $100,000 5115,000 S80.000 $210,000 572,000 $175,000 5195,000 (Examiles with exceptional and fully documented history can and do command exceptional ' ices 81-03  8,583" 515,000  525,000 01/02 01/02 11/04 125


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Motobilia Carl Bomstead Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Here is a rare sign that is over 100 years old, and all of a sudden there are three on the market with prices all over the board Ever since, time has been computed in terms of how many more days it is until Hershey—or in its correct parlance, the A.A.C.A. Fall Meet. In the early years, one of our first stops upon arrival was the liquor store, but not for evening refreshments; we needed empty boxes. Saturday afternoon was spent hectically packing all our goodies into these boxes, each of us usually bringing back at least four or five Yeungling cases full of odd car parts and prized pieces of automobilia. One member of our troupe would never open all of his boxes when he returned home, instead opting to stash most of his haul in the attic. Those unopened boxes are still cached away, and some April, when Hershey feels too far into the future, we will have our own miniature event and see what he bought all those years ago. One of our gang had been to Hershey a few times before the rest of us first went, so he had all sorts of words of wisdom, such as what to pack, where to go, and so on. We all promptly ignored his advice. It is impossible to describe Hershey to someone; you simply have to experience it for yourself. The weird weather, the miles and miles of walking, and the acres of automobilia are all part of the lore of Hershey. The one thing that we neophytes did glean from the experienced member of our group was that visiting Charlie Schalebaum's tent on the Blue Field was mandatory. Charlie's tent was hard to miss, as it was on the main aisle, about ten times larger than any of the others, and full of the most amazing assortment of automotive-related memorabilia that could be imagined. Automotive art, early advertising, exotic mascots, figurines, presentation trophies, ceramics, and vintage racing articles were all of the highest quality and displayed in quantity. Charlie was never bashful with his pricing, but in most instances it was a case of buying too early rather than paying too much. He was known to buy back items he had previously sold, giving the buyer a healthy profit, and then reselling the item for even more. The Blue Field is now the site of a new rollercoaster, as Hershey Park expanded, and Charlie moved his display from field to field as M 126  y buddies and I first went to Hershey about 27 years ago and it quickly became an annual trek. Auction:  Charles Schaleboum Collection ; Mastronet.com ; August 17, 2005 Highligh t: Goodyear fires Tin Sign—Lot #464 Estimat e:  None provided Sale Pri ce: $10,151, including 17.5% buyer's premium the configuration of the meet evolved. Over the years Charlie has become a friend, and he has always been willing to share his considerable wealth of knowledge about automotive collectibles. One year our gang was invited to visit his warehouse in Allentown, PA, and we are still talking about the magnitude of his collection. Everything from Abraham Lincoln's hair to a deck chair from the Titanic has been a part of his inventory. This is not a eulogy, though, as Charlie is alive and well. It is the twilight of an era, however, as Charlie has announced that he will no longer be a factor in the automobilia field. He selected Mastronet to dispose of the thousands of items from his extensive collection, and it plans on holding at least seven online auctions to complete the dispersal, the second of which is scheduled for December 7 of this year. Mastronet is known for selling high end sporting collectibles and the first of the Schalebaum auctions was in conjunction with an extensive collection of baseball cards and other memorabilia. The results of this auction, which closed on August 17, were mixed. They did garner $80,000 for a baseball with Babe Ruth's signature but, as we note in this month's "eWatch," not all of the automobilia lots reached current market prices. A Goodyear Tires embossed tin sign, lot #464, that measured approximately 27 x 39 inches, was of particular interest. There was a notation on the sign that stated, "Patent Pending April 25, 1899," but the sign could not have been made prior to 1901, as that was the year Goodyear adopted the famed winged foot logo, which appeared on the lower left section of the sign. The sign, in very good condition, is even more interesting when the history of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is taken into account. The company founder, 38-year-old Frank Seiberling, bought the first plant for $3,500 using money borrowed from his brother-in-law. The company's namesake, Charles Goodyear, had died penniless 30 years earlier after inventing the process of vulcanization. At the turn of the century the bicycle craze was in full swing and the automobile was coming of age, so the prospects for rubber tires were greatly enhanced. Seiberling certainly had a vision, as Goodyear is now the world's largest tire manufacturer with annual sales in excess of $18 billion. The sign shown here sold for $10,151 after 12 bids, which was a heck of a lot less that the $25,000 price tag Charlie had on the sign at Hershey last year. Interestingly enough, another example sold on eBay at the end of July for a touch over $600, and in June of this year we reported on a third example that sold for $2,623.40 after ten bids, so what gives? Here is a rare sign that is over 100 years old, and all of a sudden there are three on the market with prices all over the board. It is pure speculation, but we would be willing to bet that a number of these were found together after being stored years ago in a barn or attic. The variance in price is a little more difficult to explain. The sign that sold for a little over $600 was in very poor condition and may not have even been worth the price paid. Charlie's price of $25,000 was most aggressive, but as we have discussed, he was never bashful on his pricing and the quality of his sign was exceptional. The third sign was a touch below this example in condition but very acceptable nonetheless, and it now looks like a relative bargain. I don't think Charlie was pleased with the final price for his sign, but it was sold at a no-reserve auction and the marketplace determined the final value. If the other two examples had not surfaced, then the price paid here would have been acceptable for a rare and delicate tin sign. Instead, we are left to wonder if one was a steal or the other was highway robbery. • Sports Cor Market


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_ Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1979-1986 Ducati Pantah Its "rubber band" engine cast the mold for every successful Ducati that followed D ucati is a powerhouse today, in both racing and street style. But back in the late 1970s, the chances of it even surviving were grim. The company was in turmoil, as racing success was not translating to street sales. Ducatis were strictly the province of skilled masochists, those who dismount stiffly at cafés to bask in the praise of their thunderous exhausts—great for image, but bad for sales. With the Japanese dominating the U.S. market, the shaky Italian manufacturer passed into the hands of yet another conglomerate in 1978. The VM Group took over and began using Ducati's facilities to make industrial diesel engines. And why not? Ducati's doggy parallel twins were unappealing to most, and the venerable bevel-drive Ducati 900SS was near the end of its lifespan. But if it's darkest before the dawn, a flash of inspiration can cast quite a light. In 1977, designer Fabio Taglioni produced the first beltdriven camshaft V-twin, for a new model called the Pantah. This "rubber band" engine cast the mold for every successful Ducati that followed. While belt-driven cams aren't as sexy as bevel gears, they're far more practical, easier to set up, and require less maintenance. A 500-cc, 90-degree V-twin based on the DOHC Armaroli racer of 1973, the first prototype appeared at the 1977 Milan show, with Pantah production beginning in 1980. Soon thereafter, the Castiglioni brothers acquired Ducati and the successful Pantah V-twin was also fitted to the new Cagiva Alazzurra from 1985-87. It was also used in the Ducati Paso in 1985, giving the company yet another outlet for the new engine. The Pantah would continue until 1986, with the engine progressively bored out, eventually hitting 650 cc. The 500-cc bikes made 50 hp, which went up to 62 by the end of production. Despite its modest power and relative silence in stock form, the Pantah still enjoys a strong following, with many clubs worldwide. Its light weight, elegant looks and precise handling make it delightful to ride—at least for short distances. The bike is classically Italian in its simplicity, with a smooth half-fairing and cowled seat concealing an unforgiving passenger slab. It was state-of-the-art for 1980, with Brembo disc brakes, 35-millimeter Marzocchi forks, and Nippon Denso gauges and switch gear. November 2005  new one can become discharged if left to sit for a couple of weeks, though grounding the regulator unit to the frame can sometimes solve this. Bear in mind that Pantahs only have electric start, so you'd better have enough juice on hand. Seattle-based Bardsley Donovan has been a Ducati mechanic for 20 years, and while he loves Pantahs, he favors brake and suspension upgrades and trading the 18-inch wheels for later 17-inch Alazzurra wheels, which afford some better tire choices. "The standard carburetors are wimpy; you can gain a lot changing to larger Dellortos or Mikunis," he adds. 1981 Ducati Pantah 600SL While the styling didn't meet with universal acclaim, Pantahs are remarkably quiet and the desmodromic valve gear (which mechanically closes as well as opens the valves, so no springs are required) means that the engine revs happily beyond 9,000 rpm. Pantahs handle better than the later Alazurras, but their suspensions still tend to be oversprung and underdamped. The first generation of Pantah 500SLs have a droopy, less attractive fairing and are down on power compared to the later 600SL and 650SL models. All Pantahs are high-geared and usually won't pull to redline in fifth, so expect about 115 mph from a 500SL and 125 mph from the others. The good news is that the high gearing can return 50-plus mpg. Engines are reliable, requiring teardowns between 40k50k miles if the oil is changed regularly, preferably every 1,000 miles. Synthetic oil is preferred, but the high viscosity of Castrol R at low temperatures can give starting problems. Small clutches on pre-'82 bikes can slip and are best upgraded to the later style, or fitted with an extra steel plate. Italian electrics provide their own excitement, with dodgy connections and suspect fuse boxes. Bosch ignition units can also suffer pickup wire failure and magnetizing of the flywheel is an elusive problem. Always use a good battery in a Pantah and be aware that even a Pantahs can be found in the U.S., Europe and even Australia, though many have been modified, particularly with noisy Verlicchi, Conti or Gianelli exhausts to make up for the quiet stock system. Look for crash damage, as Pantah bodywork is fragile and prone to splitting. Also check inside the gas tank on later bikes with removable caps, as rainwater can find its way inside, leading to rust. A few low-mileage Pantahs exist, but documented history is everything, however many miles the odometer indicates. Whether your bike has been sleeping in a museum or raced and rebuilt as many times as George Washington's axe, make sure you know everything that's been done to it. Perfect Pan Rides tab owner: on trips longer tha n 50 miles Rating (*** Fun to rid Ease of mainten Appreciation pa Attention go ,r,r is best): e: **** ance: ***** tential: **** tter: **** Years produced: 197 Number produced: Original list price: $ 5CM Valuation: $35 Tune-up/major semi Engine: 500-cc, 60t1tooled V-twin. Transmission: 5-spe Weight: 396-411 lbs Engine number: app case, center seam cylinder Frame number: righ Colors: blue/white; red/orange and green/red (Hail 9-86 nder 5,000 5,200 (1982) 00-$7,500 ce: $250-$600 cc, 650-«, air- ed er left hand behind rear t side of headstock. blue/red; silver; red/yellow; wood Replica) A number of the 600SLs and 650SLs are painted in the attractive red and green Mike Hailwood replica colors, but not many were delivered that way, so check if your prospective purchase has been repainted. Some standard, unfaired Pantahs were also built. These TL and XL roadsters have higher bars and ghastly styling, and are far less desirable. Another thing to watch out for are TLs that were used by Italian police, bikes guaranteed to be both homely and thrashed. Make sure you don't wind up with a Europe-only 350-cc bike either. A strong-running Pantah can still surprise riders of modern bikes, and with the right exhaust, everybody will know you're riding a Ducati.* 127


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Mystery Photo Answers This brings new meaning to the term "The Lincoln Assassination." —David Kaczmarek, King City, ON RUNNER UP: I didn't know Lib- erace owned a pickup.—Claire Storti, Lake Bluff, IL "Sloan, are you sure they won't deduct points at the concours because you didn't use all original parts in your restoration work?"— Oliver Cromwell, Bronxville, NY In 1976 Dolly Parton commissionedtheGraceland shops to custombuild this parade car.—Paul Archer, Lawrenceville, GA After the Gotham City Gay Pride Parade, Batman had the Batmobile re-customized to show his solidarity.—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA #051-1977 Sly Sloan custom cameo continental pickup, a.k.a. Blue Moon. S/N 2tacIcE4me0001. This was Sly Sloan's first and last custom creation in his short but infamous career at Sloan's Customs. His dad, Big Sammy Sloan, had high hopes for Sly as an automotive designer. This one car was all that Sammy needed to see. He immediately lost all hope in Sly becoming the next George Barris and sent his son to his sister Velda to work in her swimming pool reupholstery shop in Portland. Sly was an instant success. His car was not. Cond: 3- (and that is being generous). NOT SOLD AT $5.00. What can we say? The upholstered bed is great for nights under the stars with the one you love or a as luxury ride for your tools. Other than that, this has got to be one of the butt-ugliest cars I've seen. You start with one of America's all-time great embarrassments and you just make it worse. I wouldn't be caught dead in that car! Sly 's dad was right, send him to Velda. As for the price, I wouldn't give five bucks for it as a car but it could make for an interesting water bed or kiddie pool.— Rex Birkmire, Orlando, FL Klingon Motors is pleased to announce their latest model: The Battlewagon Deluxe—Mike Nottage, Hingham, MA Lincoln  slept  here.—Joe Shubitowski, Sherman Oaks, CA The rare "Batchero." Although the evolution from Lincoln Continental to Batmobile Ranchero was almost complete, the vestigal -Continental Kit" tail still remained, which rendered the hideous beast unable to reproduce. Bob Weakly, Green brae, CA Anyone familiar with Chris Bangle's previously secret work on Lincoln's truck project was not surprised at the result of his redesign of the 5 and 7 Series BMWs.— Ron Schuman, via e-mail Thanks to David Kaczmarek for a truly groan-worthy pun, eh? For making light of our cars and our presidents as only a Canadian can, he'll receive a sure-to-be-collectiblesomeday 1:18 scale model courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal.—ED.• USAPPRAISAL This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: October 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, • courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscar-market.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 121 Sports Car Market


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A no-excuse winner. wvnv.docsjags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1972 Jaguar V-12 XKE One badly damaged 1948 MG IC, was a good running vehicle when hit on right rear quarter by modern vehicle. Owner too old to repair car, has good engine, trans, 4 wheels, top and side curtains, dash, seats, etc. Needs a door and fender, some glass. Very original vehicle. Same owner last 45 years. Car in Southampton, NY. Can e-mail more photos. 631.537.7876 (NY) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK 120 with a (-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8liter displacement, D-type corns, big valves, parted, polished, sand cast SUs, (-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gearbox is a Moss 4speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are C-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct (-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period (-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Trades? See photos at www.continentalautosports .com. 708.352.6566 (IL) 130  Arguably the best in the world in our opinion, all amenities including matching numbers and a no-expense-spared restoration just completed to totally original standards; better than factory new. $165,000 firm. wvmdocsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 Silver with red hides. Rare 300-hp model with small Euro bumpers. Difficult to find in this year and color combination. Four speed, wire wheels and air-conditioned. www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. 480.951.0777 (AZ) Original San Diego bus with California black license plates. Recent service and full detail. Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com 760.758.6100 (CA) 1966 Sunbeam Tiger One of 361 left drives made. Exqusite and complete restoration with all matching numbers. Warwick Gray with cherry Conolley leather. Everything rebuilt or replaced. $125,000 firm. www.docsjags. cam. 480.951.0777 (AZ) 1960 Jaguar 3.8 litre S RHD Exceptional example, full nut and bolt restoration. Engine built to 285 hp. Completely detailed: engine compartment, underside, and trunk. Must see and drive. Buy the car for the cost of the restoration. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535 (IL) 1967 Jaguar XKE FHC (yellow 167-466) GERMAN 1953 Mercedes 3005 Adenauer was 4-dr sedan, 6 cyl. with 4-speed manual on the column. Equipped with the "S" three carb set up. Red leather interior with Mercedes cut pile carpet. See additional pits at www.matorcarportfolia.com . Coll toll free, 866.653.8900 (OH) 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEE 6.3 Red fixed-head coupe. One of only a few made. International concours winner. $92,500 (two available, the other in British Racing Green and also RHD). Matching numbers. wwwdocsjagscom, world's largest Jaguar Web site. 480.951.0777 (Az) One-family-owned XKE from new. Very collectable 1967 Series I with covered headlights, a 4.2 engine and comfortable bucket seats with arm rest, console, and low miles. Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcasecom. 760.758. 6100 (CA) Sports Car Market


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"THE BANKER'S HOTROD" Rare sunroof. Fully restored. MBClub notional/regional concours awards. $100,000 in restoration receipts. Appraised at $45,000. 0-60 6.0 sec. Drive with confidence. No excuses. Complete service records. Email for pictures/ history. teutonik63@aol.com 301.379.9997 (MD) ITLAIAN 1958 Ferrari 250 S/N 0901GT. Great car in excellent condition, engine by Oldtimer Garage. Superb period history including second overall 1958 Tour de France, Scuderia Los Amigos, Trintignant/Picard. www.fantasyjundionsom. 510.653.7555 (CA) 1959 Ferrari TR Rebody 1959 TR "rebody" (from 330) VIN: 7099. Duplicate 59 TR chassis and body. Four-liter Ferrari engine, six curbs, dry sump, 5-speed overdrive transmission. 772.288.0284 (FL) 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider High qualify restoration. No rust. Full mechanical rebuild. Drives as it should. See photos on www .continentalautosports.com. 630.655.3535 (IL) 1964 Ferrari 330GT 2+2 (FE64-343) 9,670 original miles-24 yr storage, one of last 25 originals, blue/black, rare 427 tunnelport, sunbursts, AHRA record, interesting history, very nice condition, offers/partial trade. 602.377.1197 (AZ) 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 four headlight, matching numbers, 4-liter V12, 3 Webers, 4-speed OD and in very good condition. Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . 760.758.0600 (CA) 1967 Maserati Ghibli 1969 Shelby GT 500 This is a superb example of a 1969 GT 500. Absolutely beautiful. Needs nothing. A perfect 2+ quality car. 239.595.3992 (FL) 1978 Lincoln Mark V ORDER YOUR ALFA ROMEO, JAGUAR, FERRARI OR PORSCHE BOOK Keith Ma One of the last Ferrari Daytonas, registered 6/74, beautiful Fly Yellow, never restored, Maranello Service only, 60,000 miles from new only, powerful European model, just superb. 310.927.3193 (CA) AMERICAN 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Show truck, fully equipped including 475-hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: brake system, suspension, 20" Antera wheels, Canepa Design customized exterior details, etc. www.canepa.com . 831.423.5704 (CA) 2004 Cadillac CTS-V Grand Am Racer Superb racecraft with the best of the best. Fully sorted, easy to drive and very competitive while still registered for the street. Fresh dry sump 351 Ford racing engine, billet aluminum suspension, no rust, never damaged. VARA logbook. In California. 818.567.4320 (CA) 1974 Ferrari Daytona Custom SUV, fully equipped including 475-hp supercharged engine. (mein Design upgrades include: brake system, suspension, 20" chrome Momo wheels, Canepa Design customized exterior details, etc. www.canepa.com . 831.423.5704 (CA) 2002 GMC Denali High-performance Ford V8 (302 ci) with 5-speed ZF manual transmission. Runs and drives great. One of very few survivors. Red with black interior. See additional pics at www.motorcarportfolio.com . Call toll free, 866.653.8900 (OH) 1971 DeTomaso Pantera Vintage Racecar #002. Last of the glorious Mirage line. Aluminum honeycomb chassis, 4-liter Cosworth. New paint. Prepped and tested 7/03. www.fantasyjunction .com. 510.653.7555 (CA) 2002 Cadillac Escalade Professionally-built from body-in-white GA Cup car. Includes large spares package with motor, complete driveline, suspension, body shell. Ready to race and win! Chuck Snipes. 917.731.9661 (CT) 2005 "Canepa Design Extreme" Hummer H2 Show truck with every conceivable option and 500-hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: AP brake system, suspension, and Canepa Design customized monochromatic exterior details including roof rack, etc. www.canepa.com . 831.423.5704 (CA) WANTED 1953-62 Corvettes 1953 to 1962 Corvette project cars, barn cars, basket cases, parts inventories. $1,000 finder's fee paid! Fair prices paid. Contact Jay, e-mail jays1953vette@yahoo.com . 512.799.8088 (TX) Corvettes A premium will be paid for 1953 to 1972 Corvettes with NCRS or Bloomington Gold certification, serious. ProTeam, Box 606, Napoleon, OH 435450606. Fax, 419.592.4242. proteamcmvette.com , www.corvetteswanted.com . 419.592.5086 (OH). Giugiaro's beautiful signature design. New paint and front seats. Rebuilt engine and much other work with receipts. 5-speed, original tool kit, K/0 alloys. vinvw.fantasyjunction.com . 510.653.7555 (CA) 1969 Detomaso Mangusta Very good original condition. 27,000 actual miles. Big block 460-ci (7.5-L) V8. White with blue interior. Runs and drives like new. Always garaged. Jeff, 312.804.1639 (IL) 1982 Mirage M128 COLLECTING FORENN ()RI) 31 NI NRTIN  I :11411or,  Sports Car Just $19.95 for each book, plus $5 S&H (US, Canada & Mexico), all other foreign, $7 S&H per book. SPECIAL: Order three or more books, just $18 each including shiooing. Call 24/7, toll-free 800.289.2819 (outside US 503.243.1281), fax 503.253.2234, or order online at vAvw.sporiscarmarket.com . November 2005 131 R. Morrald ONhornr., v1101,141.1,4, lia ■ nwod


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Resource Directory _ Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, RondPoint des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr. www.artcurial .com. (FR) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com . www .barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterfields.com. (CA) Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 I HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616. 1316W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www.bransonauction.com. (MO) Christie's. 310385.2600, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. (CA) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, fax 310.899.0930. Auctions and brokerage of fine automobiles. 1528 6th Street, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401. www.goodingco .com. (CA) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www .classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337. One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, Ont. NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615, 950 Greenlee St., Marengo, IL 60015. Auctions: Orlando, Kansas City, Rockford, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Columbus, Des Moines, Carlisle, and Chicago. Nobody sells more muscle than Mecum. www.mecumauction.com. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com. (NY) witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal .com. (VA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802.362.4719, fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. davidbrownell@adelphia.net . (VT) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com ; www .usappraisal.com. (VA) INSPECTIONS page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintage autoposters.com. (CA) BUY/SELL/GENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www .autocollectorsgarage.com. (TX) Blackhawk Collection. 925.736.3444, fax 925.736.4375. Purveyors of rolling art. The Blackhawk Collection is one of the world's foremost companies specializing in the acquisition and sale of both American and European classic, coachbuilt, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. www.blackhawkcollection.com . (CA) Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasy-junction.com, www. fantasyjunction.com. (CA) "When you need the job done tight - Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048. "When you need the job done right." The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT, USA. www.automobileinspections. corn. (CT) AUTOMOBILIA Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112.4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest.net, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcg1oba1.net . (OK) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com ; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert 132  Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Mille Miglia-eligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www.hamannclassiccars.com (CT) Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com. (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey," August 16-17, 2005. 38- Campbell Levy Designs LLC. 303.762.7936, fax: 303.762.7937. Custom lamp designer and builder since 1974, specializing in crankshaft lamps with exotic wood, select hardwood or granite base. Hand polished or nickel plated. Your treasured crankshaft or one of ours. Proud to be a Colorado company. www.campbelllevydesigns .com.(CO) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprixclassics.com ; info@grandprixclassics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6919. Contact Alex Finigan for the acquisition or sale of great classic European sports, touring, and racing models from the prewar era through the 1960s. Our experienced body, metal, upholstery, and mechanical craftsmen offer restoration, preservation, and maintenance services. www.paulrussell .com. (MA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto.com . (WI) Craig Brody Investment Motorcars. 954.646.8819. We buy, sell, trade and consign only the highest-end original cars for the most demanding collectors. Visit our new showroom in Ft. Lauderdale; call ahead for a personal appointment to see the coolest selection of collector cars in the Southeast. www .investmentmotorcars.net . (FL) Dragone Classics. 203.335.4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics.com , david@dragoneclassics.com ; vvww .dragoneclassics.com. (CT) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Proteam Corvette. 888.592.5086, fax 419.592.4242. Over 150 Corvettes 1953-2003; also Corvettes wanted. Free catalog. www.proteamcorvette.com ; proteam@proteamcorvette.com . (OH) VIR Gallery. 336.210.5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, Virginia, 24520. ryow@virclub.com , www.virgallery .com. (VA) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@concourstransport.com , www.concourstransporicom. (NV) Cosdel International. 415.777.2000, fax 415.543.5112. Now in its 46th year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button: info@cosdel .com. www.cosdel.com . (CA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and BarrettJackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-tocoast service. www.passporttransport .com. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, Sports Car Market


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fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING Morris & We!ford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and high-end brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford .com. (CT) JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest .com. (MA) COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com . (MI) Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aon-collectorcar.com . tax advantages of leasing. www.premierfinancialservices.com . (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putnamleasing.com . (CT) RESTORATION — GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) .COM signature editi on MosesLudel.Com, LLC. 775.463.5965. 38 years of authoritative mechanical expertise available to restorers and collectors of 1928-71 American classic and muscle cars. Blueprint engine, transmission, steering and axle rebuilding. Restorative tuning and performance prepping. Protect your investment. See our Web site, www .mosesludel.com. SPORTS AND COMPETITION 64Itt ..1 "(Wage Rae*, s.,, eitt Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARV VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingservices. corn. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival. 863.683.1540. October 14-16. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this FREE event or to pre-register visit www.lakemirrorclassic.com. (FL) The Carolina Trophy. 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy.com . (NC) ENGUSH Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.parishheacock .com. (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the November 2005  J.C. Taylor Agencies. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modifiedJ.C. Taylor will provide dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle. Agreed value coverage in the continental U.S., even Alaska. Drive through time with peace of mind with J.C. Taylor. The Healey Werks. 800.251.2113, 712.944.4900, fax 712.944.4940. Lawton, IA. Premier automobile restoration company specializing in exotic, European and classic cars. Complete structural and body reconstruction, upholstery, world-class paint/refinishing, engineering, prototyping and mechanical services. Transport and logistical services available. www.healeywerks.com . (IA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) AC IIA I lt,f11 Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, 17444 US Rt. 6. Montville, OH 44064. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, muscle,vintage. 8 years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 5 hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/ info: supercharged@allteLnet. (OH) Vantaaj Restoration & Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone—we are for you. www.vantaaj.com . (CO) AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) JWF Restorations, Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) Austin-Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey .org. (OR) Aston Martin 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) WWW.AUTOMOTIVEAMORATIONS.COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI. VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www .automotive-restorations.com. (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, and restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www.autosport-designs. corn. (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations.net . (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowease. corn, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com . (KY) Rolls-Royce/Bentley .... WWW.AUTOHOTIVEKESTORATIONS,COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI. VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. 133


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Resource Directory Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www. automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Hageman Motorcars. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. www.hagemanmotorcars.com . (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www .centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts. 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www.international-auto.com . (VA) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARV VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www. automotivercstorations.com . (CT) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy). +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. High-class paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it . Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Performance Motoring Associates. 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com. www.alfaromeorestorations.com. (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase .com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.496.3000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modem exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars .com, www.familyclassiccars.com . Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Mille Miglia-eligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www.hamannclassiccars.com. (CT) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit wvvw.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI WWW.AUTOMOTIVEKESTURATIONSCOM 134  Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find scar, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferraris-online .com. (CA) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com . (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www.symbolicmotors .com. (CA) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbornauto.com . (MA) WWWAITIOMOTIVEMSTORATIONS.COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (Am. VRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. -Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase .com, www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol .com. (CA) Porsche AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) PARTS AND ACCESSORIES Greatvvest Lubricants. 888.838.6308. Authorized dealer for premium Amsoil synthetic lubrication and filtration products. Protect your investment with the finest lubrication products available and benefit from lower operating costs and extended oil change intervals. All products can be ordered online and shipped from US & Canadian distribution canters. www. greatwestlubricants.ca . (CAN) GARAGE/TOOLS Baldhead Cabinet Company, 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com. (CA) REAL ESTATE 73rs.com. 310.927.3193. Specializing exclusively in early classic Porsche 911 motor cars, 1965-1973. Over 35 years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. jack@73rs .com. (CA) J.R. Rouse, Alain Pine! Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com , jrrouse.com. (CA) TRAVEL Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals.com . (TX) BYWAUTOMOTIVEKE,STORATIONS.COM BMW „ Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (Am. VRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Sports Car Market Stephanie Warrington. 800.594.0805, 503.231.5103. The official travel agent for Sports Car Market. Specializing in international travel, custom vacations, and groups. stephanie@wtpdx.com . (OR).


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Resource Directory  US Postal Service Statement of Ownership and Circulation (Required by USC). 1. A. Title of Publication: Sports Car Market 2. Publication number: 1077-1751 3. Date of Filing: 9/9/2005 4. Issue of Frequency: Monthly 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 12 6. Annual Subscription Price: $58 US 7. Complete Address of Known Office of General Business Office of Publisher: PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 8. Same 9. Editor: V Keith Martin, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Managing Editor: Kristen Hall-Geisler, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 10. Owner: V Keith Martin, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 11. Known Beholders, Mortgages and Other Security Holdings Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages or Other Securities: None 12. N/A 14. November 2005 15. Extent and Nature of Circulation Average Number of Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months/Actual Number of Copies of Single Published Nearest to Filing Date. A. Total Number of Copies (Net Press Run): 22,093/19,392 B. Paid and/or Requested Circulation: 10,301/10,156; Sales Through Dealers and Carriers, Street Vendors and Counter Sales: 1,462/1,400; C. Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation: 11,763/11,556, D. Free Distribution by Mail (Sample, Complimentary and Other Free): 661/697; E. Free Distribution Outside the Mail: 4,609/3,154. F. Total Free Distribution: 5,270/3,851. G. Total Distribution: 17,032/15,407 H. Copies Not Distributed: 5,048/4,500; 1. Total: 22,080/19,907. J. Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation: 72/75 17. I certify that the statements made by me are complete and correct, V Keith Martin. Public Auction FAMOUS ERMIE IMMERSO HOT ROD COLLECTION '25 Ford T-track roadster w/Ford Indy cammer engine "Golden Star" • '32 Ford steel body w/Ardun heads • '29 Model A Hi-boy roadster • '32 Ford steel body full fender 2-door sedan • '40 "ALL ORIGINAL" Ford coupe • Dozens of collector cars & trucks, trailers, motor home, auto restoration machinery, engines & 1000s of collector parts On-site and On-line Bidding Available no minimum bid • everything must sell Zkig';6.  Inn sus ID  damp: /  IIIEC.1 `1k oat , Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! .  ,, --•:-''  ., -.,mi.: "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available Valuations • Auctions • Acquisitions braun www.braunco.com Sat. Oct. 29th 10:00 A.M. Rancho Doming uez (Metro Los Angeles) 310-798-3123 x100 IlOnd • 0347742 THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE OUR 22ND YEAR OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE -AP 1  LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS WC)I L COW 1 I E TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com 136  _JAGUARS Keep your Sports Car Market issues looking brand new. Slipcases are library quality. Constructed with heavy bookbinder's board and covered in a rich flag blue leatherette material. A custom silver label with the Sports Car Market logo is included. One - $15 Three-$40 Six-$80 Add $3.50 per slipcase for P&II. Send to: TNC Enterprises Dept. SCM P.O. Box 2475, Warminster, PA 18974 Enclose name, address (No P.O. boxes please) and payment with your order. USA orders only. You can even call 215-674-8476 to onier by phone. Credit Card Orders Visa, MC, AmEx accepted. Send name, card number, expiration date and signature. Satisfaction Guaranteed To Order Online: www.tncenterprises.net/scm Sports Car Market Protect Your Issues


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@watch 1 Carl Bomstead The painting was sold by a couple of ladies who normally deal in lingerie, so they were a bit out of their element A few months ago, in the July issue (p. 122), we reported on a rare Orange Crush license plate attachment that sold for $1,500.99 after 29 bids. We stated that the winning bid was about twice what we felt these plates were worth but that they were, in fact, rather rare. Well, at that price it did not take long for another to come out of the woodwork. Problem is, the seller did a terrible job of protecting himself, allowing a low starting bid and reserves, and a "buy it now" price of $900. As soon as the first bid is placed, the "buy it now" option goes away and the seller is out there all alone. In this case, the result was that, after only eight bids, the piece sold for $685, a touch less than what we thought it was worth and a long, long way from the previous sale. Here are a few more items we watched sell for less than the going rate: MASTRONET.COM LOT #486—EARLY 1920S "AVIONS VOISIN" BRONZE AND ENAMEL SHOWROOM PLAQUE. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $1,043.40. Date Sold: 8/17/2005. In the early 1920s, Gabriel Voison converted his airplane factory in Issy-les-Moulineaux to manufacture a limited number of advanced automobiles. This art deco 10" plaque was most likely used as an advertising piece in the dealer showrooms. It is rumored that another example sold a few years ago in Paris for about $12,000; this item had previously been offered by the vendor for about $8,000, so this would have to be considered a wise purchase. Being displayed on a painted piece of wood did not add to the presentation. MASTRONET.COM LOT #501—BILL VUKOVICH 1953 INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER'S TROPHY. Number of Bids: 18. SOLD AT: $41,717. Date Sold: 8/17/2005. Bill Vukovich won the Indy 500 in 1953 and 1954, and was leading in 1955 when he perished in a devastating multi-car crash. The elegant award that was presented for his first victory is 26" tall and has a three dimensional replica of the famed Borg-Warner Trophy. Vukovich's sculpted image is at the bottom of the trophy. Rarely is an Indy 500 trophy of this magnitude and significance offered at public sale, and while it is not inexpensive, it could have easily sold for $10,000 more. A relative bargain. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 138  EBAY #7329803651— ORIGINAL PETER HELCK OIL PAINTING. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $1,550. Date Sold: 6/19/2005. A delightful small Peter Helck original painting that fell through the cracks. The painting is of Ralph Mulford in the #8 car that won the 1911 Vanderbilt Cup, and it sold for approximately one quarter of its value. It was incorrectly listed under American art and missed all the car guys but one. It was sold by a couple of ladies who normally deal in lingerie, so they were a bit out of their element. MASTRONET.COM LOT #485.-1920S SILVER FACTORY MODEL OF AUSTRO-DAIMLER. Number of Bids: 5. SOLD AT $4,302. Date Sold: 8/17/2005. AustroDaimler was an Austrian automobile manufactured from 1899 until 1934. This highly -detailed model weighs 6 1/2 pounds and the upper body is solid silver, with the undercarriage and running boards done in heavy plate. This fully functional model sold for a fraction of its value. 1111112201 ..„„J EBAY #7174865620— PACKARD SERVICE ENAMEL NAME BADGE. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $835. Date Sold: 8/14/2005. These were offered to Packard deal- ers in the 1934 Packard Service Letter for 25 cents as a method of presenting the service EBAY # 456476842-1932 AUBURN LUBRICATION CHART BY VACUUM OIL COMPANY. Number of Bids: 2. SOLD AT: $10.50. Date Sold: 8/02/2005. Neat chart if you have an early '30s Auburn, but otherwise nothing special here. What is interesting is that the seller tried to sell the entire book of 30 charts and no one would meet his $20 reserve. He has, so far, sold 20 of them individually and is up to $246 for his efforts. managers in a more professional light. I only know of a handful that have withstood the past 70 years, and the last one I saw offered for sale was at Hershey some time ago with a $2,000 price tag. This one, bearing the name Elmer J. Worth of Scranton, PA, was well bought. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market


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