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172 COLLECTOR CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS • PORSCHE Gil PROFILE SPORTS CAR MARKET Keith Martin's Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports & Muscle r. Celebrating 15 Years of Sports Car Market 1989-2003 • Affordable Classic — Porsche 944 • Best First-Time Ferrari For Any Budget • Stay Away From This eBay Porsche • The SCM Corvette Goes To Alaska • "Die Another Day" Aston Vanquish Sells At $336,800 • Price Guide: English Cars OBER 2003 $6.95

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nts the Premiere Auction of the Year HARD 84 L. ETROIT, MICHIGAN PTEMBER 19-21, 2003 The Automobiles Selling Without Reserve 1929 AUBURN MODEL 8-98 BOATTA IL SPEEDSTER -.■■■••4■11 - ■ 1952 HUDSON HORNET TWIN CONVERTIBLE COUPE 1930 Auburn Model 8-125 Sedan (ox George Raft) 1933 Auburn Model 12-161A Convertible Sedan 1935 Auburn Model 851 Phaeton Sedan 1915 Brewster Open Drive Town Car 1938 Buick Century Estate Wagon 1950 Buick Roadmaster Sedan 1953 Buick Super Estate Woodie Wagon 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Bicentennial Convertible 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible by Eisenhardt 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan 1910 Chalmers 30 HP Touring Car 1950 Chrysler Royal Woodie Station Wagon POWER 1934 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER 1960 Chrysler 300F Convertible 1912 Flanders 20 HP Five Passenger Touring Car 1947 Ford Sportsman Super Deluxe Convertible 1978 Harley-Davidson FLH Electra Glide 1895 Hurts-Benz Carriage 1965 Jaguar Series 14.2 Liter E-Type Roadster 1934 LaSalle Series 350 Convertible Coupe 1939 Lincoln Model K Open Drive Formal Sedan 1942 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan 1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe 1956 Mercury Montclair Convertible 1930 Packard Model 733 Roadster 1940 Packard Model 160 Super 8 Sedan lex James Cagnew 1956 Packard Caribbean Convertible 1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Convertible Sedan 1937 Pierce-Arrow Model A Travelodge Trailer 1947 Pontiac Streamline Woodie Station Wagon 1912 Renault CG Model 98 Open Drive Town Car 1945 Schwinn Whizzer Prototype Three Wheel Delivery 1948 Schwinn Whiner 1950 Schwinn Whizzer 1929 Stutz Model M Vertical Eight Town Car by Lebaron 1910 Thomas Flyer Model 6-70 Touring Car Recreation 1948 Tucker Liquid Cooled Experimental Engine To order your catalogs, please visit www.rmauctions.com or call 800-211-4371 dR RM AUCTIONS INC. ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO NOP 1A0 TEL: 519 352-4575 www.rmauctions.com FAX: 519-351-1337 , HiGFRTY

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Presents the Premiere Auction of the Year DETROIT, MICHIGAN SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2003 The Art & Automobilia Selling Without Reserve HUNDREDS OF LOTS, INCLUDING: • One of the most extensive collections of original automotive art & sculptures • A wide variety of automobilia, from metal signs to gas pumps • Dozens of antiques, including pedal cars barber chairs, brass scales and more • A collection of antique music boxes, slot machines and player pianos • Hundreds of antique cast and tin toy cars and trucks • A complete and functional Aolian Duo-Art pipe organ 1926 BUICK ROADSTER TWO-SPEED PEDAL CAR BY AMERICAN NATIONAL Shown here is just one of the sixty pedal cars offered at no reserve with many one off rare and desirable examples like this two-speed shaft driven Buick complete with coaster brakes. 1929 DUESENBERG OIL ON CANVAS BY PETER MAIER BUDDY L INDUSTRIAL TRAIN WITH SIX CARS The Toy Trains Selling Without Reserve HUNDREDS OF LOTS, INCLUDING: • Ten complete train layouts • Engines, rolling stock, track, scenery, buildings, bridges and more • Hand decorated Lionel catalog prototype photographic models • From the turn of the last century to recent production • Dozens of rare antique and original Erector Sets • Rare & valuable Lionel & Gilbert Memorabilia THE 2000 COMPLETE LIONEL PRODUCTION LINE One of the larger toy train lots to be sold without reserve is the 2000 Lionel production line in its entirety. Mr. and Mrs. Kughn's collection of the 2000 model line has to be one of, if not the preeminent collections from the year. Every single example produced under the Lionel namesake that year is represented here. All of the individual items are in near perfect condition and have been used for display only. .1111111. LIONEL SUPER DETAIL LOCOMOTIVE, HUDSON TYPE, NEW YORK CENTRAL D1ECAST ENGINE & TENDER ON TRACKS Without case, excellent condition, on base (IR CARAIL "WINTER WONDERLAND LAYOUT" One of the all time favorites at the Carail Museum, the Winter Wonderland layout is a delight to the senses. Although there are many other accessories, the most notable are a complete set of approximately 60 Department 560 "Snow Village" ceramic buildings, and about 20 others from the "Dicken's Village" series. This layout is one of approximately 9 offered at the auction including one of the world's most impressive and large layouts ever built. To order your catalogs, please visit www.rmauctions.com or call 800-211-4371 RM AUCTIONS INC. ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO NOP 1A0 TEL: 519-352-4575 'www.rmauctions.com FAX: 519-351-1337 ftasunT,1 This truly stunning piece was one of the first of its kind and represents one of the many beautiful works of automotive art offered for sale from the Kughn Collection.

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SPORTS CAR MAR_KEF Keith Martin, Publisher  I of. /5, #9  – Barrett-Jackson shows how it's done by getting 5145,800 for this Daytona at the Petersen. Page 58. FIRSTHAND EVALUATIONS OF 172 COLLECTOR CARS 56  Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA Third time's the charm with $4.2 million in sales. 62  $645,750 makes this the most expensive '67 'Vette on the planet. 71  75  81  Christie's, London, UK Time-warp specials pulled from dusty vaults. 68 Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers, St. Paul, MN Muscle-car madness at the Back To The '50s sale. Bonhams, Northamptonshire, UK Our man Hudson-Evans sees more pigs than petunias at this Rolls-Royce sale. Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers, St. Charles, IL A Corvette-only auction; we report on 20 of them. 77 Bonhams, Sussex, UK One of the top events of a very crowded summer season. Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers, Pomona, CA 150 hot rods for sale—all they needed were bidders. PROFILES 36  1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta The most beautiful car ever built. 40 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish For those who like their rides shaken, not stirred. 42  1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Normale Compared to an MGA, the Alfa was a luxury car. 44  '98 Porsche 911 GT1: At $755,790, few have the resources to buy a car like this, and even fewer have the skill to drive them. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S "iota" Spider The much-modified bodywork was not of the highest quality. 46  1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Is 0-60 in 3.7 seconds fast enough for you? 50 2002 Ford Thunderbird Neiman Marcus Completely sold out in under two hours. 53 1965 Brabham BT 8 Sports Racer A properly set-up one is a joy to drive quickly. Sports Car Market

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Why do overweight, recently divorced orthodontists wearing gold chains, and Lamborghini Countachs seem to go together? Steve Serio explains on page 22. COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line Cindy Banzer 21 Affordable Classics: 1985-88 Porsche 944, Fighting for Respect by David Slama 22 Ask the X-Perts: Ferrari 348 vs. 328 by SCM Analysts 23 Legal Files: Lie About Matching Numbers, Get Sued by John Draneas 28 Collecting Thoughts: The SCM Corvette Goes To Alaska by Keith Martin 32 Nlotobilia: The World's Most Expensive Globe—For Five Minutes by Carl Bomstead 38 Sheehan Speaks: A Ferrari For Almost Any Budget by Michael Sheehan 47 Porsche Gesprach: An eBay Porsche To Be Wary Of by Jim Schrager 86 Bike Buys: 1985-89 Suzuki RG500 Gamma, Not For Beginners by Paul Duchene 96 eWatch: Ferrari Body On Fiero Chassis. Be Very Afraid. by Carl Bomstead DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 18 Display Advertisers Index SCM Picks: 24 Goodwood Report 26 Our Cars First-generation Minis keep creeping up in value. 33 SCM Finance - NEW! 34 SCM Around the World This Lasso makes $223,610. Two years ago, it would have struggled to get to $100,000. Sold online at a fair price—if there's no rust. 45 Mystery Photo 83 Fresh Meat 84 Price Guide — English Cars 89 Mystery Photo Answers 89 Twenty Year Picture 90 Comments With Your Renewals 91 Glovebox Notes 91 Neat Stuff ' One-off special" or "chop job". your choice. CLASSIFIEDS 39 Ferrari 41 English 43 Alfa Romeo 45 Etceterini 48 German 52 American 54 Vintage Race Cars 92 Showcase Gallery 93 Resource Directory Sports Car Market

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Shifting Gears / Keith Martin "Better Than New" n the midst of a thunderstorm, a bolt of lightening struck the century-old, 200-foot-tall Douglas fir tree next to our home and then jumped to our roof. Nature is powerful; the electricity that surged through the house blew me back five feet from my computer keyboard. Our network router melted, the wires to the alarm system were toasted, the circuit boards inside a DVD player and an AV receiver were destroyed and two TVs were ruined. The smell of ozone hung in the air, and my arms tingled for the rest of the day. I A 20-foot limb was ripped off the tree and thrown 50 feet through the air. Another limb came crashing across our upper deck, tearing off the rain gutter. But we were lucky. No one was injured; that is, except the tree. It was split down the center, and an arborist declared that it had to come down. After the resultant acrobatics (due to its proximity to the house, the tree had to be cut in sections and lowered, one piece at a time), we ended up having a good supply of the most expensive firewood in the world. With the tree gone, we became aware for the first time of just how uneven, due to the growth of the roots, the aggregate and brick surface of the surrounding patio had become over the years. We had a contractor look at leveling it. The estimate came in at around $7,500 to rip out the old surface and make it, in his words, "better than new." Americans are particularly fond of that concept, "better than new." A "betterthan-new" restoration has, until recently, been regarded as the best thing you could do to a car. But there are other ways to approach the imperfections that accrue with age and use. The Italians, with their well-worn buildings, cobblestone streets and patinated hillside villas, provide an example. We had just returned from Italy, where Portland Jaguar dealer Monte Shelton and I raced in the Modena Cento Ore Classic (MCO). My wife—Cindy Banzer—and Sue Shelton toured the Italian countryside while Monte and I sped through it. They joined us each night for a typical northern Italian multi-course, multi-wine, multi-hour dinner. MCO organizer Mauro Bompani had arranged for us to drive a 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super, graciously made available by Alberto Barbieri, in the competition section. He and his son, Filippo, had entered their TZ-1. Both cars were '63 GTO, S/N 5111G7, owned by Paul Pappalardo, on the MCO. are always set just right. When looking at a car, Italians don't get sidetracked by a rock chip here or there or incorrect materials to the seats. Instead, you'll hear them remark, "The engine is so beautiful and makes such a fantastic sound." The cars in the MCO carried their scrapes proudly, visual reminders of their adventures. Each evening, after the day's circuit racing and hillclimbs, some of the cars would be seen on jackstands, their various needs being administered to. They were being used as competition machines and paying the price. SCM is a passionate advocate of friendly refurbishment, whenever possible, rather than invasive restoration. A preserved car Shelton (L), Martin, Alberto and Filippo Barbieri. g can offer an insight into automotive history k often no longer available when it has been restored. We were first introduced to this LD way of thinking by Miles Collier at one of his seminars on connoisseurship and have been engaged by the issue since. I'm heartened to see the movement towards preservation rather than restoration for cars, as we learn to appreciate that the aging process was often what gave them their appeal, and their importance, in the first place. Americans like to be agents of change, and sometimes we move a little too quickly for our own good. Our quest for perfection can lead to a sanitizing effect that destroys any sense of history for a car. That's not uneven pavement, it's patina. mechanically first rate, and were visually attractive, but were certainly not restored to trailer-queen status. They had charm to them that only comes from regular use. Italians enjoy, and respect, the patina that the passing of years brings to things. Most Italian restorations are really what we would call cosmetic refurbishments, with paint, body and chrome done well enough but certainly not to Pebble Beach standards. On the other hand, the engines 8  We decided to apply the same thought process to our home. In this age of specbuilt McMansions, crammed full of every trendy theme and gadget a builder can come up with, an older home that maintains its integrity can be refreshing. Which is all a very long and roundabout way of saying that, for the time being, we've decided to leave the patio alone, lumpy sections and all. (Of course, that means the unspent money can be put towards our next car, an added bonus.) The aggregate is worn and chipped, the brick-work weathered. It's taken 40 years for this to happen, one season at a time. The wear is evidence of all the family gatherings, birthday parties and neighborhood barbecues that have been held there. So the next time you come to our home and sit on the patio with a glass of wine in your hand, please don't mind if the chair you're sitting in rocks a bit on the uneven surface. It's hard for us to let things age gracefully, but we're trying to learn. And when you look at one of your cars and wonder if it's time to take it down to bare metal for a respray, redo the uphol- stery and detail the suspension, stop for moment. It might just be that if you just touched up a few rock chips, cleaned the engine compartment a little and put some Hide Food on the seats, you'd find an old friend there. Imperfect, yes, but like you, no longer new. Once freed from the quest for perfection, you'll find that you and your car will get along very well indeed. And that there are miles and miles of roads out there just waiting for the two of you.* Sports Car Market

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Et BUTTERFIELD AUCTIONEERS b APPRAISERS The Bonhams team are the world's leading specialists in the sale of Collectors' Motor Cars at auction from veteran to modern day classics, from the sedate to Formula 1. Bonhams' extensive sale calendar includes general and specialist sales at flagship venues throughout the world including Monaco, Paris, Geneva, Nurburgring, Gstaad, Quail Lodge and Goodwood. Whether you are looking to buy or sell collectors' motor cars , find out how we can help by calling: Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000, Mark.Osborne@bonhams.com , Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, Andrew Reilly@bonhams.com , Malcolm Barber (415) 861 7500, Malcolm.Barber@bonhams.com USA  Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  San Francisco  California 94103  +1 (415) 391 4000  +1(415) 391 4040 fax  UK  Bonhams  Montpelier Street  London  SW7 1HH  +44 (0) 20 7393 3900  +44 (0) 20 7393 3905 fax  Europe Bonhams 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 CarougeSwitzerland Geneva +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax www.bonhams.com/us

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The Inside Line / Cindy Banzer Events  ./The 11th anniversary of the Acura Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, 9/1114/03, at Donald Trump's Ocean Trails Golf Club, Palos Verdes, CA, has over 175 automobiles scheduled to compete in 22 classes. 866.5.CAR.SHOW, www.pvconcours.com . (CA) scm H appenings • Please send news, event or auction information to insideline@sportscarmarket.com. VThe Sunriver Exotic Car Show, open to any sports or other interesting car of any vintage, takes place September 12-14 in Sunriver, OR. The SCM Spirit of Motoring Award will be awarded to the car that best depicts the collector car spirit. The $70 registration fee includes the show, meals, wine and more. For information, contact SCM'er John Draneas, 503.638.0396, draneas@teleport.com . (OR) VSign up today for the SCM/Steve Austin Italy and Monaco Car Collectors Dream Tour, occurring in May of 2004. Details on p. 63. News 4/The McLaren Fl Tour, 9/16-19/03 has been postponed due to lack of entries. Peter Auto, the tour's organizer, hopes to put on the event in 2004/2005 for the 10th anniversary of the McLaren Fl victory in Le Mans. +33, ppeter@peter.fr. (FR) vSteve Moal, custom coachwork fabricator, has opened a dedicated engineering, fabrication and assembly operation in Oakland, CA. With a staff of 12 body and chassis builders, design engineers and parts fabricators, Moal, Inc. will devote its energies to the production of series-built Road Champ roadsters and one-off, hand-built vehicles created to customer specifications. 510.834.9066, moals@pacbell.net. (CA) V-The deadline to submit nominations for the 10th annual Meguiar's Award is 11/12/03. Honoring the Collector Car Hobby's Person of the Year, a panel of automotive journalists, including Editor Martin, evaluate nominees on their contributions to the hobby. 818.992.4353, www.meguiars.com. (CA) VBeginning with model year 2004, European Delivery will become an attractive "option" for those looking to combine the purchase of a 2004 Mercedes with a European vacation. Mercedes-Benz USA will offer five percent off the price of some of its most popular models purchased through the program. The standard European Delivery package has a variety of benefits, including a night's accommodation at a first-class hotel, taxi vouchers, a tour of the factory in Sindelfingen, Germany and 15 days of full European car insurance coverage. Shipping and delivery to the US is included in the program. www.mbusa.com . 10  vPattemed after the world-famous Monterey Historic Automobile Races at Laguna Seca, the Chrysler Classic, at Naval Base Coronado, CA, will feature more than 200 of the world's top racing machines on a 1.6-mile runway course, 10/1112/03. Admission includes grandstand seating, an open paddock, an antique auto collection, aircraft flyovers, military static displays, a vendor village, car vCarlisle Events has announced it will hold a sport compact car show in the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, 5/15-16/04. About 3,400 show cars are expected, with hundreds of vendors selling aftermarket accessories. 717.243.7855, www.carsatcarlisle.com . (PA) 4/The Tour de Espana, the most important classic car rally of Spain, will celebrate the R.A.C.E. (Royal Automovil Club de Espana) centenary and the tour's five years, 11/5-9/03. The rally covers five stages, starting in Jerez and finishing in Malaga. Cars must be Grand Touring or Touring built between 1946 and 1975. +33, ppeter@peter.fr. (FR) Action on the track and in the air at the Chrysler Classic. club corral and more. The event benefits the Navy's MWR Fund. 619.283.5808, PacificLifeHolidayBowl.com. (CA) vHeld 10/2-5/03, the fourth Mille Autun- no is open to any and all sporting cars more than 25 years old. The purpose of the Mille Autunno is to encourage the driving of old cars and to enjoy the camaraderie of great friends that own them. It starts and ends in Murphys, CA, in gold country, and covers 500 miles of Sierra Nevada passes and back roads. For information, 415.479.9950. (CA) vNew York City's first annual Gotham Motorcycle Classic, an all-brands motorcycle show, 10/11-12/03, will be held on the decks and docks of the Intrepid aircraft carrier. The show has four divisions and 32 classes of show bikes. This year's spotlight division is Military Bikes of the World. 203.425.8777, www.GothamMC.com. (NY) 4/Thirty-two years after the Cannonball Run was first born, the world's most infamous road rally returns to Europe. An expected 100 cars from throughout Europe will take to the starting grid. The Cannonball 2003 will start in London on 10/12/03 and will last seven days and seven nights, covering 3,500 miles. Entry for the event is £2,350 ($3,790), covering all costs, including accommodation and evening entertainment. +44 1245.362496, www.thecannonball.co.uk. (UK) vJack Roush, the driving force behind a fast-moving, highly successful automotive and technological empire, will kick off the SEMA Show 2003, 11/4-7/03, with his remarks at the 2003 SEMA New Product Awards Breakfast in Las Vegas, NV. The SEMA Show attracts industry leaders from more than 100 countries, with vendors representing the automotive, truck and SUV, marine and RV markets. 909.396.0289, www.SEMAshow.com . (CA) OVERHEARD 4/Congratulations to former SCM assistant Amanda Hill-Bath, who wed Mike Warner on 8/ 2/03 in Condon, OR. In true SCM fashion, their wedding car was a '29 Ford four-door sedan. Transitions  vGenevieve (Genny) Obert, award-winning automotive journalist and co-owner of C. Obert & Company of Santa Cruz, CA, passed away July 21 after a battle with heart disease. Always smiling. She was 44. Editor Martin recalls that, "Genny always had a smile when I met her, and her enthusiasm for life knew no bounds. She will be sorely missed by the entire automotive community." In lieu of flowers, friends may send a donation to the college fund for her children, Jessy and Molly, at the Bank of the West, 2020 N. Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For information, call 831.458.1692. (CA) vMabel Meguiar, matriarch of the Meguiar's car care family and oldest stockholding member of Meguiar's Inc., died 7/15/ 03 in Newport Beach, CA, at the age of 86, from multiple health complications, including cancer. She is survived by her sons, Larry and Barry, the current president and CEO of Meguiar's Inc., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.• Sports Car Market

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Crossing The Block PREView vBonhams U.K will have a sale at the Goodwood Revival, 9/5/03. Among the 40 collectors' motor cars and 50 lots of automobilia, will be Colin Chapman's attractive 1961 Lotus-Climax Type 21 "933". The vehicle's design set new standards when it emerged in time for the opening of the 1961 Formula 1 World Championship series. +44 20.7629.6602, www.bonhams.com . (UK) vIf you are a collector or just a history buff, you'll want to attend Kruse International's War Memorabilia and Vehicle Auction, 9/13/03. It will feature WWII vehicles and memorabilia. While there, visit the new American Heritage Village and WWII museum located across the street from the Kruse Auction Park in Auburn, IN. 800.968.4444, www.kruseinternational.com . (IN) vWhite River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, IN, hosts Kruse International's Indianapolis 2003 Concours and Auction, hicks, particularly in the $20,000 to $50,000 range," says Mitch Silver. 800.255.4485, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) vCollector Cars International is offering a 428-c.i., automatic 1969 Shelby GT 500 at no reserve at its Branson Auction, 10/1718/03, in Branson, MO. According to the Shelby American Automobile Club Registrar/ Historian, this '69 Shelby has a one-of-a-kind similar to its successul Hot August Nights in a different part of the country, Silver Auctions brings Arizona in the Fall to the Fort McDowell Casino, 11/8-9/03. Silver is expecting 300 cars for the auction, which will be conducted in the typical friendly, laid-back Silver manner. vA 1971 Chevrolet Nova Yenko Clone used in the filming of The Italian Job and a 100-point 1966 Lincoln Continental convert- Unique '69 Shelby GT 500 at Branson. combination of color and option package. A 1936 Cord 810 and three 1970 Plymouth Road Runners are also scheduled to be among the 250 lots crossing the block. 800.335.3063, www.collectorcars-int.com . (MO) vIn an attempt to create a regional event Calendar  Constgn a car go to the race for fire. 9/27/03. A multimillion-dollar renovation of the park has transformed the location into a world-class venue for the event, and consignors receive two free Formula One race tickets. vH&H Classic Auctions will be offering over 80 cars and 300 lots of automobilia at its Collector's Car Auction in Derbyshire, England, 10/8/03. A 1902 Haynes-Apperson 4/6-seater 12hp Surrey, a 1932 Alfa Romeo All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline(a sportscarmarket.com . SEPTEMBER England — September 5 BONHAMS — Goodwood Illinois — September 6 KRUSE — Chicago Massachusetts — September 6 KRUSE — Topsfield Indiana — September 13 KRUSE — Auburn Kentucky — September 13 ICA — Louisville Switzerland — September 13 OLDTIMER GALLERIE—Toffen Washington — September 13 SILVER — Tacoma 1750: A headliner for H&H. 6C 1750 Gran Sport 5th Series Sports and a matching-numbers 1929 Bentley 41/2-Litre Four-seater Tourer are among the cars offered. +44 19.2573.0630, www.classicauctions.co.uk. (UK) v120 cars and bikes, from classics to modern-day supercars, are expected for Silver Auctions' Palm Springs American Heat, Rod and Motorcycle Show and Auction, 10/ 18/03. "This event, at the Convention Center, should be a great venue for trading higherquality, but still affordable, collectible ye- 12 England — September 13-14 BONHAMS — Beaulieu California — September 20 KRUSE — Fontana New York — September 20 RM AUCTIONS — New York Kansas — September 19-21 MECUM — Kansas City South Dakota — September 27 ICA — Sioux Falls Indiana — September 27 KRUSE — Indianapolis Iowa — September 27 MECUM — Des Moines Texas — September 27-28 KRUSE — Fredericksburg OCTOBER England — October 4 CHEFFINS — Duxford Indiana — October 4 KRUSE — Auburn Mississippi — October 3-5 MECUM — Ft. Worth England — October 8 H&H AUCTIONS — Derbyshire Pennsylvania — October 8-11 KRUSE — Hershey Mississippi — October 10-11 ICA — Biloxi California — October 18 SILVER — Palm Springs Pennsylvania — October 18 BONHAMS — Hershey Missouri — October 17-19 CCI — Branson Tennessee — October 17-19 MECUM — Knoxville California — October 18-19 KRUSE — Santa Clara Canada — October 24-26 RM CLASSIC CARS — Toronto Illinois — October 31-November 2 MECUM — St. Charles NOVEMBER Indiana — November 1 KRUSE — Auburn Oregon — November 1 SILVER — Portland Sports Car Market Germany — November 8 KRUSE — Berlin Arizona — November 8-9 SILVER — Fort McDowell England — November 12 BONHAMS — Harrogate Idaho — November 15 SILVER — Boise Michigan —November 21-23 RM CLASSIC CARS —Novi Texas — November 21-23 KRUSE — Dallas California — November 22-23 McCORMICK — Palm Springs Switzerland — November 29 OLDTIMER GALLERIE — Toffen Arizona — November 28-30 ICA — Gilbert DECEMBER England — December 1 BONHAMS — London Missouri — December 5-7 MECUM — Kansas City England — December 6 CHEFFINS — Bedfordshire England - December 10 H&H AUCTIONS — Derbyshire France — December 15 ARTCURIAL-BRIESTPOULAIN-LE FUR — Paris Switzerland — December 19 BONHAMS — Gstaad• Just 5,300 original miles. ible with 5,300 original miles are expected to be among 350 entries at Keith McCormick's 35th Annual Palm Springs Exotic Car Show and Auction, 11/22-23/03, at the new $7 million downtown parking center, in Palm Springs, CA. 760.320.3290, www.classiccarauction.com. 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You Write, We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503/253-2234, e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com '70 GSX CONVERT? NO SUCH THING Dear SCM: In Ask the XPerts (July 2003, page 16), Dave Kinney comments on the value of a reader's 1970 Buick GSX. He points out it is difficult to assess the car's value "without ... knowing if the top goes down, which could make a huge difference in price." Indeed, it would make a huge difference in price, but not in the way that Kinney meant it. You see, Buick didn't make any 1970 GSX convertibles, so if the top goes down, the car is bogus! That all GSXs were coupes is pretty universally known, so perhaps Dave has been spending too much time covering those funny-looking foreign cars that make up the majority of your magazine. I enjoy your magazine, especially the auction reports. I would really like to see a spin-off of Sports Car Market that focuses exclusively on collectible American postwar and muscle cars. How about it?—Greg Cockerill, Rochester Hills, MI Greg, like you, I have not seen a 1970 GSX convertible. However, the third edition of The Standard Catalog of American Cars (1992, page 77) lists both a coupe and convertible under "GSX SubSeries." When dealing with automotive history in the broadest sense, and muscle car history in particular, Ifind it advisable to never say never. Did the Standard Catalog get it wrong? Most likely. Did one (or 10) GSX convertibles slip out the door? I've seen it happen before. Without a copy of all the build sheets from the entire year's production run in front of me, there's no way to say yes or no with absolute certainty. In the meantime, I'll be glad to tell you more about those funny little European cars—I think I've finally discovered the difference between a front Porsche and a back Porsche.—Dave Kinney Greg, we have thought about creating related publications, but at the current time, we would rather keep everything under one roof and continue to grow SCM. My experience is that car guys 14  are car guys, and they like to read about everything from MGBs to Superbirds.—K.M. 330 GTC VS 275 GTB/4 1111111•111-  010 lif •  . : 1 7 ° ■ Dear SCM: Having just read the profile of the Ferrari 330 GTC in your July issue (page 26), I write with an opinion on the comparative driving pleasure of various Ferraris. Your specialist, John Apen, after giving the GTC a 4111 l 111 111101 141111111 IP' 1:1 .t. . - r 275 GTB/4: Urciuoli's favorite. 330 GTC. Apen's pick "I suppose that, like beauty, driving satisfaction is in the eye (or seat) of the beholder." favorable review, says that, while it will never have the value or visual panache of the 275 GTB, it is more satisfying to drive. I suppose that, like beauty, driving satisfaction is in the eye (or seat) of the beholder; however, having owned, driven and raced various Ferrari road cars and race cars, I have to say that the GTB is arguably the finest road car built by Ferrari during its "classic" period (late '40s to early '80s). The GTC has a beautiful, timeless design, is a wonderful (and perhaps underappreciated) automobile and is great fun to drive. It is one of my favorites, and I take nothing away from it. The GTB, in both two- and four-cam versions, however, is in a different league altogether. In my opinion, a well-tuned GTB/4 is still today, some 35 years after STICK TO FERRARIS, MIKE Dear SCM: Please don't allow classic and used car dealers to turn into glorified economists! The Euro has not "appreciated by over 25% in the past few months" (July issue, page 28). It still has been a very strong 20% over the last year, with almost 15% over the last few months. That is a slight difference. Yes, the European economies are still struggling, but everybody who has a more sophisticated vocabulary than describing the economy in Europe to be "still in the toilet" knows that this is not because the "central banks in Europe have been slow to cut interest rates to get things moving again." As a matter of fact, our low interest rates are one of the main reasons why the dollar has weakened against other currencies. So please, dear Mike Sheehan, stick to your Ferraris as you know them well and keep your observations and opinions about the world economy to yourself. Thank you!—Thomas Hamann, via e-mail Thomas, we agree that SCM's focus is on the economic state of the old-car market. By our calculations, the Euro has appreciated by 30% over the past 12 months. However, quibbling over whether the dramatic increase in the Euro has occurred over the past few months or over the past year is really a moot point, isn't it? The fact is, it simply takes far more dollars today to buy a car priced in Euros than it did a year ago. On another matter, we could You write, We Read continued on page 16 its introduction, one of the most phenomenal and exhilarating road cars of all time. Its design is a muscular and voluptuous tour de force, and its 300-hp engine and race-bred mechanicals are among Ferrari's best of the period. To me, it just about defines pure backroad driving satisfaction. Thanks for listening. Keep up the great work on your wonderful magazine.—Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, FL SPORTS CAR MARKET EDITOR & PUBLISHER Keith Martin MANAGING EDITOR Cindy Banzer ART DIRECTOR Tyler Roy-Hart EDITORIAL MANAGER Stephen Siegel PROJECTS COORDINATOR David Slama GRAPHIC ARTIST Kirsten Onoday SUBSCRIPTIONS Kristen Hall-Geisler COPY EDITORS Bill Neill Jeff Sabatini SENIOR AUCTION ANALYSTS Dave Brownell Dave Kinney Richard Hudson-Evans AUCTION ANALYSTS John Apen Chip Baldoni B. Mitchell Carlson Scott Featherman CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Steve Ahlgrim Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead John Draneas Bengt Halvorson Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Michael Sheehan CONTRIBUTORS Keith Duly Raymond Milo Donald Osborne Steve Serio Tom Young I.T. 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Featured Artist Niles Nakaoka N akaoka grew up in Honolulu and has lived there all his life. After attending a race in Phoenix in 1990, he fell in love with Formula 1 racing. The work pictured here is titled, "Think Fast," and depicts Ferrari driver Rubens Barrichello. Self-taught, Nakaoka experimented with different media before settling on watercolor 12 years ago. A member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society since 1995, Nakaoka attends the Pebble Beach Concours every year to exhibit his work. This was his ninth year. "I'm kind of partial to Porsches," he said, adding that he used to own a 1973 911T coupe. "But in Formula 1, I love Ferraris. In watercolor that red comes out so vibrant." It takes him 25 applications to get the red to appear the way he wants it, applying thin layers and allowing them to dry. He spends three weeks to a month on a painting. Nakaoka is a contributing artist for Road & Track, and his work has been in Racer magazine and Indy Car magazine. He paints on watercolor board and likes to work on sizes of 20 x 30 inches. Painting is a hobby for Nakaoka, who works as a ticket agent for Aloha Airlines and surfs in his spare time. He creates about 10 paintings a year. Prints of "Think Fast," measuring 21 x 31 inches, may be ordered Non Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. from Car Art Inc. signed by the artist, and are $425 each. www.carartinc.com . in Laguna Niguel, California. The Giclee prints, are issued in an edition of 100 on watercolor paper For more information, call 949.443.0500 or go to • With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're "car people" and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and relocate your automobile, choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service.We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. So relax she'll be fine. Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936  = FAX 413-436-9422 www.intercitylines.com 552 ad West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum October, 2003 15

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spend the rest of our lives arguing about the relative strengths and weaknesses of the European versus the American economy. I am sure you would agree that the challenges facing western Europe include, among others, competing with the ruthless cost-cutting efficiencies of global trade, a declining birth rate, strong unions that have achieved short work weeks and long vacations, and a resistance to allowing immigrants, often the most productive part of a populace in entrylevel jobs, to become citizens. But I suggest The Economist as the place to explore those issues in detail—Mike Sheehan JUST A DAILY DRIVER for those looking for help on a nice weekend project. I'd guess it would take six to seven hours to do both doors for amateurs—like me.—John Ratio, via e-mail STOP BASHING MONDIALS Dear SCM: Pleeease you're killing us Mondial "t" owners out here. How can you "better" Mondial, just as the 328 is a "better" 308. By comparison, the 348 and the 355 are completely different cars in every way than the 308/328 series. You are correct that the "1" is a revamped car, but due to its silhouette, the market will always treat it as "the best of the Mondials," not as a different car than the earlier Mondials.–ED. WORLD'S ONLY WATER-COOLED KARMANN GHIA? "te "We do not see many 300SL owners actually enjoying their cars, as this owner was." Dear SCM: Just saw this great Mercedes at a time when my camera was at my side—the lighting and background were lousy but it was a chance encounter. We do not see many 300SL owners actually enjoying their cars, as this owner was.—James T Parsons, via e-mail FIX YOUR MONDIAL WINDOWS CHEAP Dear SCM: I read your comments regarding servicing the 308 (and later) Ferrari power-window systems (Ask the X-Perts, July 2003, page 16), and I beg to disagree with your conclusions. Although I am no expert (or even a professional mechanic), I have successfully cleaned these window systems and made them work again. First off, you are correct in saying the grease turns hard (especially during winter) and gums up the mechanisms. However, when I disassembled my doors and window mechanisms and identified the problem, I was able to clean the plastic and metal gears, relubricate everything, and then reassemble. It all worked fine when I was done on my 1979 308 GTS. A Ferrari repair for free—can it be? I wrote an exhaustive how-to article that was printed in the FCA monthly bulletin in the early 1990s. It was called "Reluctant 308 Power Windows." It may be found on the Internet 16  say in the Ask the X-perts section that "it's really the same car as the 3.2" (July issue, page 16)? You know firsthand from the bath you took on your Mondial the pain of seeing shrinking values for the cars, and you making that statement simply drives the price of "t"s down to the level of earlier cars. Would you say the 308 is the same as a 328? How about a 328 the same as a 348? The 348 the same as the 355 ... of course not! The Mondial "t" is different in almost every way (except for the silhouette). Motor/tranny: bigger size, more horsepower, mounting moved 90 degrees for better balance/handling. Suspension: three-position electronically adjustable, with huge difference between positions. Interior: Virtually every interior component is different than the "earlier" model, from steering wheel to door panels, instrument pod, center console, seats, etc. Exterior sheetmetal: front and rear valences, all for fenders, air intakes. ... Dear SCM: I had to get this news to press ASAP. If I read the auction report of a 1967 Karmann Ghia coupe by Dave Kinney in the July issue correctly ("Water temp gauge, originally a VDO unit, replaced by a Stewart-Warner one"), Volkswagen had water-cooled cars 30 years before the current Boxsters! Otherwise, why would a Karmann Ghia have originally had a VDO water-temp gauge? (See Lot #123, page 47). My dad, who had the first VW dealership in Illinois, sure will be surprised by this news!—Jeff Klein, via e-mail SURE gauge installed where the CLOCK usually goes. How did I go so wrong? Perhaps I was still in shock after examining the Kellmark GT with the "Ferrari Dino Replica" sign on it that was parked next to it.—Dave Kinney CINDY'S BLUE 308 Dear SCM: Cindy, stick with your dream of a blue Ferrari 308 GTS. I had a dark blue 1966 330 GT 2+2 Mark II, with tan upholstery, and to my taste it was classy without being flashy. Mine had five-speed, power steering/ windows/brakes, factory A/C and wire wheels. I only put 4,000 miles on it, but every one of them was fun and I had a sense of pride in ownership. On the other hand, I was always a bit scared of the car knowing just how expensive it would be if something broke. It was a car I really had no business owning, but what the heck, it was a nicer car than the 250 GTE I owned in the early '70s. But stick with your quest for blue. If you settle for another color, you will always look at the car and say, "I wish it were blue." Life is too short to put up with that.—John Cardwell, via e-mail 442, NOT CUTLASS "A liquid-cooled early VW flat-four would be a wonderfully rare car." Yeah, well maybe you are right. I guess the 308 is the same as the 355. Just one question, why is one 30 grand and the other $100,000?—Jim Griffin, Ladera Ranch, CA Jim, while the Mondial "t" may have a host of internal improvements, in effect it is just a Dear SCM: Please, Keith, I want to learn more about the VW Karmann Ghia that had a replacement VDO water temperature gauge. A liquid-cooled early VW flat-four would be a wonderfully rare car, and I'm surprised it wasn't given the attention it deserved as opposed to being nit-picked for a non-original water temp gauge.—Bob Lutz, via e-mail Sorry gang, no ultra-rare Ghia here. The copy should have read, "aftermarket OIL PRES- Dear SCM: Just a quick note regarding your July 2003 issue, specifically Lot #H110, a 1969 Oldsmoble Cutlass 442 in the Kruse !net auction on page 58. I come from a family of Olds lovers, so I have to cringe when I see "1969 Cutlass 442." I know it's small potatoes, but for 1968, the 442 became a separate model, not a Cutlass, and reverted back to an option for the Cutlass in 1972. Also, all 442s from 1965-69 had a standard 400-c.i. engine, not the 350 listed here. The 1969 Cutlass W-31 would have a 350/325. Keep up the great work.—Steve Schaeffer, Seattle, WA, '65 Alfa Romeo GTA 912S VS. 911S—THE WRONG COMPARISON Dear SCM: I agree with Jim Schrager in that $6,000 will only buy a project, which if you have the time and the car is perhaps Sports Car Market

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a 1967 911S, that's fine (Porsche Gesprach, July 2003, page 41). Otherwise you risk losing 50 cents on the dollar in the long run. As a 1969 912 owner, I think a 911/912 comparison is like apples and oranges. A 912 is a 356 in a 901 body. One is not so much better as it is much different. No matter what you buy, I believe that unless you are in the project mode, never buy anything less than a documented #2-condition car. This is inexpensive insurance against getting buried and thus having more driving fun. 911 O'Rourke's '69912. "I felt giving up six seconds in the 0-60 time was well worth simple, reliable and inexpensive Porsche ownership." After owning a number of 356 cars in college, I decided to put a Porsche back in my garage last year. My criterion was a condition-#2 turn-key car. The results of my quest were that the 356 coupes I liked were $25,000-$30,000, the 911 (196689) coupes I liked were $22,000$29,000 and the 1969 912 that I bought was $10,000. The body has an excellent repaint, interior has no torn areas, all the moving parts have 36,000 miles or less down to the wheel bearings and the car sports the original California black plates with two owners worth of receipts. After a year of ownership, the only repairs were a generator pulley and new tires. For me, I felt giving up six seconds in the 0-60 time was well worth simple, reliable and inexpensive Porsche ownership. As far as the flat 912 market is concerned, I don't mind a close-to-break-even position as opposed to the downside risk of the surprise $8,000 911 rebuild. Actually, on the day You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! cllSOR 18 > Fax: 415-543-5112 •ts. Af* • Email: info@cosdel.com Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. I got my pulley repaired there was a guy in the shop with a fuel problem in his 993. After 30 minutes and a $42 bill for parts and labor, I drove away. The 993 owner was still there and I'm sure the result for him was much more painful to his wallet. I cruised Pacific Coast Highway that day, he didn't. My argument is if you are on a budget, then a #2-condition 912 is an excellent bang-for-buck, low-risk investment. If you want to go fast, get a 911; it's a great car. However, there is no free lunch. If you are, in fact, on a limited budget, then it's much easier to buy a set of 912 pistons for $1,000 than it is to buy a set of 911 pistons for $3,000. And that's not even counting telling your significant other what you spent when you said you just needed a couple of things at the parts store. Finally, in regards to your July Porsche Pick and to compare apples to apples, wouldn't a #2 1968 911L, with its better appreciation grade (according to SCM Price Guide), rival overall a #2 1974 911S, with its smiley clown-faced bumpers? I would also lean more toward a 1971 911E or S before a 1975-77 car for $10,000 + $8,000 in engine and case-stud rebuild risk. To really keep a smile on your face, the goal of sports car ownership is buy right, enjoy the drive and, when it's time to move on or upgrade, sell for your purchase price or make a few bucks on your rolling automotive art investment. Remember when you could buy a 904 for $8,000? Thanks for reading and letting me express my viewpoint. You do a great job.—Larry O'Rourke, via e-mail ERRATA The company Intermeccanica is not defunct, as Jim Schrager reported last month (September issue, page 45). 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Affordable Classics 1985-88 Porsche 944 If Porsche had never built a 911, the 944 would be regarded as remarkable T he 944 is the Rodney Dangerfield of sports cars, and it has been fighting for respect from the moment it was introduced in 1982. If Porsche had never built a 911, the handling and performance of the 944 would be regarded as remarkable. If Porsche had never built the sadsack 924, 944 owners wouldn't have to deal with the stigma of having a car that looked like the one powered by an Audi tractor motor. The major downfall of the 924 was its engine. The 944 had no such shortcoming, as it was fitted with an aluminum, 2.5-liter, single overhead cam four-cylinder, essentially half of the 928's V8. A Mitsubishi-patented Lanchester balance shaft was used to counter the vibration that made the 924 engine shake so excessively. The new 944 motor made 143 hp at 5,500 rpm, enough to propel the car to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds and do the quarter mile in 16.3, quick for its day. Most impressive was its handling. In 1984, Car and Driver named the 944 the "Best Handling Production Car in America." A four-wheel disc setup and wide-for-the-time 215/60-15 tires complemented its perfectly balanced chassis. Visually, bolder fenders provided a handsome aggressiveness sorely lacking in the 924. Halfway through the 1985 model year, Porsche revamped the car's dated interior, giving it a purposeful look similar to the 911 and 928. Other changes included a redesigned dash with improved ventilation, better seats, a new steering wheel and an antenna embedded in the windshield. The traditional Fuchs wheels were replaced with a modern-look wheel, which has become known as the "phone dial"—it is now worth about a tenth of the Fuchs. At the same time, there were numerous enhancements to the engine. The valves, pistons and combustion chambers were modified, leading to an increase of 15 hp. The oil pump was redesigned and oil capacity was increased by half a quart to six. The radiator was also improved. Suspension pieces were lightened and strengthened. Antilock brakes became an option in 1987, and in 1988 the car was one of the first to have standard dual air bags. From 1986 through 1991, 944s were available in a dizzying array of configurations, including Turbo, S, Turbo S and S2 models. Horsepower ranged up to 250 in the October, 2003 The author and his 1988 944S, circa 1998. final iterations. Unfortunately, prices climbed even faster than engine power. The Turbo cost $29,000 in 1986; the sticker for the Turbo S skyrocketed to $45,275 just two years later. A 1985 Chevrolet Z/28 cost just $14,800. The poor US exchange rate just exacerbated the price disadvantage. That, and an increasing array of Japanese competition like the Mazda RX-7, Nissan 300ZX and Toyota Supra, plus the nearly impossible task of overcoming Porschephiles' 11th Commandment—"Thy Car Shall Be Cooled Only By Air"—led to the 944's eventual demise in 1991. The similar-appearing 968 would continue until 1995. Second-generation 944s have held up well and a good one, for $5,500-$8,000, represents strong value for the money. When looking at one, check for oil leaks and service history. A timing belt replacement costs over $1,000, which equates to about 15% of the car's value. The Turbo's superior performance still warrants its premium of almost $1,500 over the S. The difficulty is in finding one that has been taken care of. The risk in buying a bad one is high enough to entertain buying a non-turbo, four-valve S model instead. S cars, however, are hard to find and will cost $1,000 more than their two-valve little brother. Today, with Porsche building water-cooled 911s and front-engined, V8-powered SUVs, the period objections to the 944's driveline configuration may seem a bit silly. Nonetheless, it will never be viewed as a first-tier collectible. Which means if you want a Porsche at a reasonable price, with sparkling performance and the added bonus of room for two sets of golf clubs in the trunk, a 944 could be just the car for you.—David Slama• Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  1983-91 (all 944s) 173,499 Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap and rotor Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Altematives  $18,450-$45,275 $4,000-$20,000 $300 $70 Tab on driver's side A pillar Left rear area of the crankcase Porsche Club of America, 5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310 www.pca.org Mazda RX-7, Nissan 300ZX, Toyota Supra SCM Investment Grade  Here's why thousands of you turn to eBay Motors to find everything you need. 'BuyItAtow Don't want to bid on an item? If the thing you want has the "Buy it Now" icon next to it, you can buy it right away without waiting. It's easy to find what you're looking for. 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Ask the X-Perts Find A Mechanic Who Speaks Lambo AM I CRAZY TO WANT A COUNTACH? ear X-perts:. I would like your input on the purchase of an '86'88 Countach. Specifically, what are your thoughts on owning one (other than the sense I get from my collector car buddies that anyone who actually buys one is really a complete idiot.) Would you go with a fuel-injected version and replace the factory fuel injection or go with a carbed model? Any other problematic areas that you would investigate thoroughly prior to purchasing one? Finally, what is your investment outlook on a clean low-mileage '85-'89 LP 5000 Quattrovalvole, especially given the low number of these cars built?—Damon Jacobson, via e-mail Steve Serb o responds: Let's skip the idiocy thing—frankly, every one of us in this hobby is probably certifiably nuts, if you ask us how much time and money we spend on our cars, especially when you compare that to how many miles we actually drive them. Personal taste is personal taste, which is why this hobby is so wide-ranging and enjoyable. Here's my take on the Countach. Countachs fall into that category of "I had one on my wall as a kid and now I want to buy one," which bodes well for their market, I think. They are always going to be considered quirky in many car circles, kind of a high-fashion Ferrari that makes great noises but probably shouldn't go anywhere near a race track. Seeing an older, overweight, freshly-divorced orthodontist, wearing an open-necked shirt and exposing lots of gold jewelry, behind the wheel of one wouldn't surprise. Equally unsurprising would be his secretary, a leggy 20-something wearing a very short skirt, in the passenger seat. D But they are fast cars, with huge motors and an exotic look, for not very much money. Low volume—not really, there are plenty of them. There were 610 of the LP 5000 QVs, with 1,317 of all Countaches in all. Low volume is less than 100 of something; this was a volume car the way a Testarossa was. Find the nicest one out of the first 10 you see. Have a good look around, as there are always plenty for sale. As a place to put money—I never use the word investment—and hopefully get it all out, I think the very early LP 400 "periscope" cars are your best bet. They have the cleanest lines. But if you are buying one in the US, be sure you don't have any DOT or EPA issues lurking, as they were never officially imported here. After that, LP 400 "Periscope." proof? Go ahead, re-engineer it. Unless you're Bob Wallace, I highly discourage this sort of thing. FERRARI 348: BETTER THAN THE 328? Dear X-perts: I sold my 911 over 30 years ago, realizing that our roads belong to the police, morons and the occasional drunk. A Ford F-150 has served my transportation needs for quite some time now, save for the occasional romp in the sports car of someone foolish enough to let me "try it." 1 find myself retired, though, and now I'm thinking! need a Ferrari. Yes, a 328 should do nicely for those mythical weekend rides in the country and evenings out. But as I read your magazine I get the sense that the 328 is less than a great choice. I think you said the 348 is "infinitely better:" Well, okay, for 15 or 20 grand more I'll take infinitely better But I really prefer the 328's styling—and since we're talking about Ferraris, style obviously has a lot to do with this—so would you enlighten me and your other readers as to the specific design and performance improvements of the 348 over the 328?—Alex Macdonald, via e-mail Steve Ahlgrim responds: The 348 is 348: Infinitely d ifferent from a 328. Basic shape grew wings over the years. personally, I'd go after as late a car and as well maintained a car as possible. Be aware that well maintained and lowest mileage don't always go hand in hand, so be careful. What to look for? A good Lambo mechanic is the answer. Spend the money and have an experienced Lambo guy crawl all over the car. He'll know the nuances and weak spots to check. And when you buy one, find and stick with a mechanic who speaks fluent Lambo. You don't want your friendly Honda mechanic to be learning how to do a Lambo valveadjust on your nickel. Lastly, never, ever re-engineer something. You want a carb car, buy a carb car. Same thing for injection. You want to make something sale- 22  infinitely different from a 328, but I would strongly disagree with "infinitely better." The 328 was the updated version of the very successful series of 308 Ferraris. It benefited from 11 years of 308 experience when it was introduced. It was very well made and extremely reliable. The iconic styling has aged well and there's always a buyer for a good example. Perhaps the 328's best attribute is its relatively straightforward maintenance. Most anyone who can service a VW Rabbit can fix a 328. The 348 was the first of the "modern" Ferraris. It was specifically designed to give greater performance while costing less to build. It was the first production Ferrari to abandon the traditional oval tube frame in favor of a pressed-steel unitized body with removable rear subframe. The new construction reduced the high degree of human input required to build the earlier Ferraris. Modern computer-controlled automated assembly processes reduced the cost of producing the 348 but left a car that felt less solid and less well built. Servicing a 348 is more complex and more expensive than a 328. The engine must be removed from the 348 for the 30,000-mile/five-year (whichever comes first) service, adding $500-$1,000 to the service bill. Once the engine's out, "aslong-as-we're-this-far" repairs will add even more to the bill. High-tech ECUs control the 348's air conditioning, engine management and emission-system controls, which means shipping to the dealer for diagnostics may be necessary for certain problems. The 348 is faster and performs better in every area than the 328, which may be the origin of the "infinitely better" comment, but the 328 is no slouch. Both cars are satisfying cruisers. Unless ultimate performance is your goal or you just prefer the 348's styling, I'd save your 15-20 grand and buy a 328. Send the X-perts your questions. E-mail copyed@sportscarmarket.com or fax 503.253.2234.* Sports Car Market

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Legal Files Not So Matching Numbers The buyer sued to recover his money, punitive damages and attorney fees In this month's case, the plaintiff purchased a 1967 Corvette convertible, 327 with four-speed, at an auction in Massachusetts. It was represented as having matching numbers, meaning that the engine in the car was the one installed at the factory when the car was originally assembled. S A Chevrolet dealer, who shall remain anonymous to protect the guilty, had consigned the Corvette to the auction. Several days later, the buyer (soon to be the plaintiff) examined the Corvette more closely and discovered that the engine serial number had been ground down and a forged number, with clearly crooked numerals, had been embossed in its place. As you can imagine, a lawsuit against the seller soon followed. The buyer sued to recover his money, punitive damages and attorney fees under the Massachusetts consumer protection statute. The plaintiff alleged that the seller knew that the numbers didn't match and intentionally misrepresented the car in order to gain a higher sales price, which constituted fraud. The court found that the following had happened: The consigning seller had orally told the auctioneer that the Corvette had matching numbers, and it was described as such in the auction catalog. The seller said the same thing to the plaintiff and to a number of other prospective bidders. The plaintiff, himself a collector ports Car Market readers know that a collector car is worth considerably more if it is a "matching-numbers" car. But what can you do if the "matching numbers" on your recently purchased car turn out to have been faked? statements are false and nonetheless lies to deceive the buyer, it is fraud. The added practical significance of the claim being fraud is that the buyer might be able to recover punitive damages. These are damages that are sometimes awarded over and above the plaintiff's actual monetary losses in order to punish the defendant for egregious conduct and to deter similar future conduct—$54,600 in this case. 2. What if the court had determined that the forgery was so poorly done that the bidder should have been able to recognize it? Under the right circumstances, that could have killed the plaintiff's case. To be successful in a fraud or misrepresentation claim, the plaintiff must show that it was reasonable to rely on the statements made by the seller. One cannot rely on everything another says, no matter how absurd it might be, and later complain that the statements were inaccurate. Would this plaintiff's dealer status and specialized skills result in a higher standard for reasonable reliance? Probably not, because that would be too big a break for the seller. The plaintiff should be able to rely on the seller's statements in the same way as anyone of lesser skill would be justified in doing. Faking the engine number can get you into real trouble. car dealer, did not inspect the car carefully, but relied on the statements made by the seller and the auction description. After making the winning bid, but before making payment, the plaintiff spoke again with the seller and confirmed that the seller had original documentation at his office that would confirm that the car was numbers matching. The seller's defense was that he did not know that the engine numbers had been forged—he maintained that he had also been fooled. In the end, the judge simply didn't buy it, making reference to the seller's "blatant misrepresentations" and "willful violations" of the law. The court found that the forgery was so poorly done that anyone with even superficial knowledge of such matters would have figured it out. The seller was certainly sophisticated enough to know about the forgery. The testimony was that the car was purchased by the plaintiff for $47,000, but that it was worth only $28,200 with mismatched numbers. The plaintiff recovered the $18,800 difference between the amount paid for the car and its actual value, plus punitive damages of $54,600, plus attorney fees. While that certainly seems like a fair result in a pretty straightforward case, there are a few points worth elaborating on. 1. What would the result have been if the court had believed the seller's claim, that he was truly unaware of the forgery? If the seller had not intentionally misled the buyer, the claim would no longer have been fraud, merely a misrepresentation about the character of the car. The plaintiff would have been able to rescind the purchase (give the car back for a refund) or recover the difference in value due to the lack of matching numbers, either of which would have fully compensated the plaintiff for his loss. The legal difference between fraud and misrepresentation is the intent of the seller. If the seller makes false statements about the car, but doesn't know they are false, it is misrepresentation. If the seller knows that the October, 2003  3. What would be different if the seller had been an individual rather than a business? That might have made it more likely that the court would have believed that the seller was unaware of the forgery, which would have reduced the claim to misrepresentation and eliminated the potential for punitive damages. More importantly, the plaintiff would probably not have recovered his attorney fees. In our legal system, the parties to a lawsuit are generally responsible for their own attorney fees. The prevailing party can recover attorney fees under specific circumstances where state law provides for it, or if the parties' contract specifically provides for this. The plaintiff here brought his claim under a Massachusetts consumer-protection statute which specifically provided for the recovery of attorney fees in claims of fraud or misrepresentation brought by a consumer against a business. Had the seller been an individual rather than a dealer, that statute would not have applied and the plaintiff would not have been able to recover his attorney fees. Being able to recover legal fees makes it much more practical for the buyer to pursue legal action. 4. Could the bidder have sued the auction company? Of course. Although the auction company is certainly allowed to rely on the seller's description of the character and condition of the car without making an extensive inspection, it did, nonetheless, represent that the car had matching numbers. Although an innocent and justifiable misrepresentation, it was nonetheless a misrepresentation and would allow the buyer to rescind the purchase and get a refund of the amount paid. The buyer could not recover punitive damages against the auction company unless it knew that the seller was misrepresenting the car and went along with it. And the auction company would likely not have been the type of seller that would be responsible for the plaintiff's attorney fees under the consumer-protection statute, but that would depend on the statute in a particular state. In any event, the auction company would probably turn around and sue the consignor, because he was the one who created the problem, but it would be the auction company's problem to get reimbursement from the seller. So what are the lessons we can learn from this case? If you are selling a car, be careful what you say about it, because the buyer is entitled to rely on what you say. Specifying that the car is being sold "as-is" will not Legal Files continued on page 93 23

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SCM Picks The Goodwood Festival of Speed ow in its 10th year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed attracted 158,000 visitors to the Earl of March's country estate in leafy Sussex, England. The July event is an annual celebration of motorsport ancient and modern. With over 900 vehicles on show and some 240-odd in action, Goodwood gives spectators the unusual opportunity to see so many dissimilar racing vehicles at one venue. And where else can a race-car-loving commoner traipse around the lawn of royalty? N They call the course a "hill-climb," but the narrow, 1.16-mile track is really Lord March's driveway. Regardless, it makes for a wonderful display as the cars make their way between the straw-bale-lined barriers. Some cars, like the modern Fl race cars and the 2003 Le Mans-winning Bentleys, merely did demo runs. But others were going for a fast time: Graeme Wight Junior set a new record at 42.9 seconds in his GouldCosworth GR51 single-seater. Lk w  • • •  EN 1 1 " ■ One of three GT40s. Don't try this at home. Wight is a British hill-climb champion and made it look smooth and easy. By contrast, his strongest challenge came from sideways-sliding Kiwi Rod Millen, in his 900-hp Pike's Peak Toyota Tacoma. Millen ran a best of 45.08. "No way could I beat 42 seconds today," he admitted late on Sunday, still grinning from pure enjoyment. Two-wheelin', Hemi style. Nowhere else in motorsport today can an enthusiast get so close to so many rare cars. Stars of the show included the Mercedes 300SLR Streamliner sports racer from the 1950s, the Porsche 917, the trio of Ford's 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40s, the Gurney Eagle Toyota GTP and Honda's RA300 V12 racer driven by Stirling Moss. The public had full access to the paddock to see, and sometimes touch, these significant vehicles. Porsche GT.- built for speed and headed for the US. At the Cartier Style et Luxe concours, the Bertone-styled 1953 Alfa BATS concept car took the overall honors, with judges looking purely for aesthetic excellence rather than technical correctness. Chris Howard took the class win in the "50 Years Of The Chevy Corvette" category with his 1962 Sting Ray. While GM celebrated half a century of 'Vette magic, Ford was pushing the PR of its centenary year. A huge, 200-foot-high sculpture depicting the Le Mans 1-2-3 win of '66 dominated the view of the main spectator paddock, while great Fords from the Model T to the 2003 World Rally Championship Focus paraded up the track. Edsel Ford II, Jackie Stewart, Hannu Mikkola, Jack Brabham and Jochen Mass all drove various Fords. An early definition of air-cooled? 1922 Leyat Helica. 24 Everywhere you looked there was something highly unusual or valuable roaring up the track, if it wasn't just parked casually on the newly mown grass: Jaguar C- and D-types, a propeller-driven 1922 Leyat Helica (you had to see it to believe it), a 24-liter Napier-Railton Brooklands racer that still holds the banked track record at 143 mph average speed, and many more. My own faves? The Ford Capri Zakspeed from the '80s, the banshee-shrieking BAR Honda Fl of 2003 and that evocative blue and orange GT40. All poster cars, stuff that petrol-head kids dream about.—Story and photos by Alastair. Walker• Sports Car Market

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Keith Mc cormick presents the 35th Collector Car Auction PALM 45 PRINGS SATURDAY and SUNDAY NOCI 4 kvi I :1=1 :422nd & 23rd, 2003 AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS AT THE NEW 7 MILLION DOLLAR DOWNTOWN PARKING CENTER LOCATED AT: 279 SOUTH INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS LAST SALE WAS 61% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick Family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith, Jason or Desley to answer your questions. Sponsored by nix Oillsri RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! a-WriM ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for top floor display - only space for 86 cars topside. No KURA 104.7 fin THE OLDIES STATION numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE less $25 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. Purchase a lot number and we will log your cars photo on-line free of charge. For $50 extra, we will build you a complete web page including 12 photos - engine, interior, exterior, etc. Featured cars attract multiple bidders - our website averages 40,000 visits per day. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS, INC. 244 N. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92262 U.S.A. Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com LOCAL HOST HOTEL: We recommend Las Brisas Hotel Across from Auction Site Telephone: (760) 320-1371 or PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST. NOW! (760)-320-3290  check out these websites: www.palm-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) www.PalmSpringsUSA.com (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) Af f i:Lsored by SPONSOR (760)-320-3290

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SCM Picks What We Drive, Part H Last month, we listed some of the cars owned by our staff and contributors. Here are most of the rest, including the second half of Porsche packrat Schrager's group. (He thinks he owns 21 Porsches in all, but he has been known to lose track of one or Staffer Car Chip Baldoni 1966 Ford Fairlane Auction Analyst 1958 Guilietta Spider Veloce 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Owned 3 years 1 year 8 years " Last Drove it 1 month ago 2 weeks ago 6 weeks ago two now and then.) There's nothing members of the SCMgan2 would rather do than go out to the garage and fire up one of their cranky, old, imperfect cars and take it out for a drive. We're sure you feel the same.—ED. Favorite Thing Straight line acceleration Exciting to drive, even with 1300 cc Averaged 161 mph in Nevada Silverstate 100-mile race Makes it easy to meet girls." -Chip Boldoni, '51 Crosley Fire truck 1973 05 Chevy V8 1951 Crosley Fire truck 2003 H2 Hummer Carl Bomstead Automobilia Specialist Donald Osborne Director of Advertising Sales 1932 Auburn Convertible Sedan 1947 Cadillac 62 Series Convertible 1963 Thunderbird Sports Roadster 1948 Chevrolet Convertible Resto-Rod 1952 Delahaye by Letourneur-Marchand 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 1967 Lancia Fulvia Sport 1950 Crosley-Gardner Special 2003 Mini Cooper Jim Schrager, Part ll Porsche Specialist 1969 Porsche 912 Coupe w/1971 [engine 1971 Porsche 911T Sunroof 1971 Porsche 911S Coupe 1972 Porsche 911T Targa 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Sunroof 7 years 6 years 6 months 15 years 8 years 5 years 2 years 2 months 9 months 4 years 1 month 5 months A few years Many years Many years Many years Many years 2 months ago 2002 Christmas Parade Today A few years ago CCCA CARavan in May Most nice days Recently Not yet To New Hampshire To Lime Rock Today To work Lost month Last month 2 months ago Last week Last month Burning rubber from stop light to stop light Makes it easy to meet girls Park wherever you want to park Handles the heat better than Ida Performs admirably Restored by father-in-law, I inherited it and have won a couple shows Fun car, with 261 Chevy Pickup 6 and all the goodies One-off show car for the 1952 Paris Auto Salon Practicality Uniqueness History, fun, noise Handling Great track car with superb mechanicals rebuilt by Pete Zimmermann Straight original body with loads of power Wonderful smooth early 911S power that always surprises me Concours restoration completed by me a long time ago, still as-new Won its class at the PCA Parade in 2001, endless and seamless power Wonderful smooth ea rly 911S power that always surprises me." -Jim Schrager, '71 Porsche 9115 Coupe 1976 Porsche 912E Sunroof 1976 Porsche 930 Sunroof 1979 Porsche 930 Sunroof 1981 Porsche 911SC Targa 1976 Mercedes-Benz 300D David Slama Projects Coordinator 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300 Turbo Diesel 1975 Ferrari 308G14 1974 Lotus Elite 1989 Porsche Carrera 4 2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 knoll( 2000 Range Rover 4.6 HSE 26 1 year Many years 1 year 1 year Many years Many years 2 years 6 months 4 years 3 years 3 years Last month Last month Last month Last month Yesterday Last week Last week Today Yesterday Last week Yesterday Great beater with tons of early 911 power Dead stock example of an interesting car Modest modifications make this more fun to drive Stock with new head studs that should last for the next 20 years Feels like a V8 Great for long-distance highway work Wonderful original condition, a time capsule, strong performance Price (FREE), and can't ignore '70s styling Solid construction and pop-up wing All-around competency and class Wide gummy tires and lightweight tailgate Sports Car Market

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TH bA f0 CCDLLC(FC)P CAP AUCTIOn brat-von, /10. October 17th &18tk 20CDJ 1936 Cord 810  no 12C/CRVC 1955 Ford Thunderbird F10 RCICRV  1960 Auftin Healey 3000 t11 I 1969 flielby OT 500 no RCICRVC  1968 AM raftback no 12CICRV 1946 110 IC 1969 fhelby OT 350  110 RCICINC  1970 Ford flu/tans fAad-,1428 nopUCINC  1931 buidcferief 60 fpecial Coupe (66f) Additional Offerinw: 1960 rorcl tAuftan 8 Convertible 110 PC./CRVC; 1955 Chevrolet bel Air110 12CfC PVC; 1949 /lercury 2 Door f edan 110 KfCRVC; 1955 ram' Crown Victoria no PC.IC PVC; 1939 rord 2 Door fedan no PC.IC PVC; 1967 .Dontiac OTO noPC_IC PVC ; 1968 APAX 2 Door raftback Coupe no PCJCPVC, 1955 rord Thunderbird; 1931 rorci Victoria; 1950 Chevrolet 2 Door edam 1908 Chevrolet Camaro; 1971 Dodse Challenser Convertible; 1957 rord rairlane Convertible 1966 rorci flu/tan s Convertible; 1955 Packard 2 Door Hardtop; 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner; 1952 Packard ra yrair Convertible no PC./C PVC; 1959 rorcl fkyline Retractable no PC.I.UV; 1958 Citroen 2 CV; 1955 Packard 400; 1986 Poriche 911 Carrera; 250 /elected carf will be offered for /ale beginning at 2pm rriday & at 10am faturclay. [or bidding or confignment information pleafe call Uf direct at 800.335.30O15 Vifit our webAte for lifting at www.branfonauction.com . or a complete Phone 800.335.3063  Mailing Address: 1316 W. HWY 76 Suite 199 Branson, MO. 65616  Web Address: www bransonauction com E-Mail. auctioninfo@bransonauction.com

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Collecting Thoughts North To Alaska /I It fired up eagerly each morning, with a great rumbling sound through the dual exhausts, and never let us down oose! Don't hit the moose!" A full-grown moose stands six feet high at the shoulder and weighs over 1,500 pounds. Hitting one at 100 mph in a fiberglass Corvette would be a very bad idea. Downshifting from sixth to third and nailing the throttle, while swinging the car wide to the right, put the problem behind us. We were just 10 miles outside of Tok, Alaska, on day five of our road trip up the Alcan Highway, from Portland, Oregon to Anchorage. Alaska. Martin and ho/tn. Gearheads are always looking for an excuse to take off arid drive somewhere. Ours came easily enough when high school friend Bjarne Holm and his wife, Robin Chilton Holm, came down from Anchorage to pick up a new GMC 3/4-ton extended-cab diesel pickup and drive it home, up the Alcan. "You should drive the Alcan sometime, in a sports car. You've already done nearly every other stupid thing you can do in an old car," said Bjame over a glass of wine. Four months later, on June 23rd, he was in the passenger seat of the '92 SCMCorvette as we pulled out of our driveway and headed towards Washington. Idaho. British Columbia, the Yukon and eventually Alaska. Our odometer read 67,101. and we planned on a week for the 3,200-mile trip. I'd never owned a C4 Corvette before and, given the tales I'd heard about the bone-jarring ride and rather crude build quality, I approached the car with some trepidation. My partner in the car, Bill Woodard, had found it as a trade-in at a local Lexus dealer. We paid $11,200 and spent another $2,000 replacing the clutch, getting fresh rubber from Fred Ankeny at T&A Tires, and having a general checkover. Black with a black leather interior and a targa roof, the Corvette had the breakthrough 300-hp, 350-c.i. LT1 engine (the most powerful smallblock production motor ever built by GM) and the desirable six-speed ZF manual gearbox. Loaded, it also had adjustable suspension, power adjustable seats, climate control. CD player and a host of other luxury options that were bewildering to me as an Alfa/MG/Ferrari owner. After all, on most vintage sports cars, you're happy if the plastic side curtains come anywhere near sealing with the top. I figured that Bjarne, a professional geologist, would make the perfect co-driver and tour guide. He worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline from 1975-77, prospected in the bush for a variety of oil and gas companies (he recalls being chased and caught in the wilds by a brown bear, and smacking it on the head with a rock as it tried to sink its teeth into his calf) and had recently retired from teaching high-school geology in Anchorage. Not only that, he and I had rebuilt Alfa and MG engines and gearboxes together. in my grandmother's basement in San Francisco, back in the '60s, so I knew I could count on him to lend a hand if something went wrong with the car. Lack of asphalt was no reason to slow down. Following her directions, we backtracked 30 miles and got on course. It was at this point that we discovered the gas gauge was a little quirky. It would very slowly descend from full to half ("wow, we're getting amazing mileage"), and then suddenly drop to empty and the warning light would come on. When the computer told us we had zero miles to go until empty, and the nearest services were 31 miles away, we took the Sprague, Washington, exit. The town's one station had already closed, so we checked into the Sprague Motel ($36/night). I had recently stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles and couldn't help but compare the lodgings. On two counts, the motel was the clear winner. First, it had a microwave oven, sorely lacking at the Four Seasons, and second, the steam whistle, at 2 a.m., of the freight train that was passing through town was something you just don't get in downtown LA. Photos by Bjarne Holm Bill and his wife, Nita, would take a cruise ship up to Anchorage and pick up the car from long-term parking at the airport, where we planned to leave it, and drive it back to Portland. And just to make things complete, my wife Cindy and daughter Alexandra were going to take the public ferry where, in frontier fashion, you pitch tents on the deck, from Bellingham to Juneau and fly to Anchorage to meet me. Our preparation for the trip was rudimentary, consisting of fabricating a mesh screen to prevent bugs from clogging the radiator. And so there we were leaving Portland at 3:14 in the afternoon. I immediately noticed something new, a slight vibration through the steering wheel, which I hoped would heal itself as we had a long ways to go. DAY ONE We headed out 1-84, our goal Spokane. And were soon lost. You see, Bjarne's "Milepost" guide didn't start until just below the Canadian border, and I didn't think to bring any maps of Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana with me. After all, how hard can it be to find Alaska? Harder than you might think. After taking a wrong turn and somehow losing the Interstate, we asked a friendly construction worker if we were on the right road to Spokane. "Not if you want to get there this week," she replied. Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Historic Site 16km • ..111.st another l'OciciSIC/C tIMUL'110/1. 28 Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Too bad it's kms. Canadian idea of cleverness. Sports Car Market

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DAY TWO We managed to find Spokane, and headed north towards Cranbrook, British Columbia. Crossing the border at Eastport was an adventure. The Canadian border guard looked us over and asked, "Are you a part of that gang that tried to run a stolen white Corvette across the border last week?" Staggered by the stupidity of the question—if we were running stolen Corvettes into Canada, would we say yes to his question?—we just shook our heads, no. After half an hour of opening and closing suitcases and prying off door panels (breaking the attachments for one in the process, without so much as an "I'm sorry about that"), they sent us on our way. Proving that our earlier navigation error was not a one-time thing, we somehow found ourselves on Highway 3 headed east towards Calgary, Alberta, rather than Highway 95 going north to Golden, British Columbia. Bjame recalled, "Oh, I made this wrong turn once before, but Robin caught it long before we got this far." I enjoyed the drive across the Canadian Rockies from west to east, even if it happened by accident. And I was sure I'd enjoy crossing them again the next day just as much, only going in the opposite direction. through the Rockies. Surprisingly, perhaps because you sit so deep in the car and the windshield rake is so extreme, removing the top didn't provide the same sense of airiness you have when you take off a 914 or 308 top. Also, with the top off, there was tremendous wind noise from the Bpillar, right next to your ear. So after 100 miles or so, we put it back on. I fiddled with the adjustable suspension and found that the stiffer settings made the car ride more harshly, but really didn't make it handle any better. The rebound control of the shocks didn't seem particularly effective, and the car just didn't bite when you tried to get a set before powering into a turn. And the vibration through the steering wheel was evolving from a minor annoyance to a real distraction. The scenery changed from majestic mountains to lush greenery as we entered the Fraser Valley. Chetwynd, BC was our stopping point. Name suggested the Chetwynd Court Motel. I pointed out that most of the furniture from the rooms seemed to have been piled up in the middle of the parking lot, and the occupants were all cooking on their $3.95 hibachi grills in front of their rooms—never a good sign. The Pine Cone Motor Inn was our choice ($59 CND, about $41 US). Once again, the Four Seasons was bested in the microwave category. DAY FOUR At 7 a.m., we were at Kal Tires, having the front end looked at. It turned out that the front left wheel had a slight flat spot on it, so we had it put on the right rear, and the balance on all the wheels checked. The technician recommended that we put balance weights on both the inside and outside of the rims, which we did. "Guys like them on the inside only because they don't want the weight to spoil the look of the wheel," he said. "But the wider the wheel and tire, the more you want weights in and out." $28 US and we were on our way. The Canadian Rockies. Aside from the front-end vibration, which was getting worse, the car was behaving nicely. It liked to lope along at 80 mph in sixth gear, the ultra-overdrive letting the engine tick over at barely above idle at that speed. We were averaging just over 21 mpg, according to the computer. The car was surprisingly quiet, and the climate control worked perfectly. As the trip rolled on, and we hit a series of 600- and 700-mile days, we would appreciate these comforts. On the way to Calgary, we stopped to visit "The World's Largest Truck," a 1974 Titan 33-19 truck that was used to haul dirt in open pit mining operations, at 350 tons per load (that's 112 Hummer H2s, or 479 Bug Eye Sprites). With the headlines of the local papers screaming about mad cow disease and Canadian cattle, we cleverly found the only sushi restaurant in Calgary. It was only moderately bad. DAY THREE Our route took us through Banff National Park, and included a brief stop at Banff, which was tourist-alpine cutesy. We were glad to get back on the road. Lake Louise was impressive, but we had to wade our way through the busloads of Japanese tourists, all of whom seemed intent on buying bits of polished purple amber, made in Poland, at the gift shop. Heading west towards Jasper, we took off the targa top and blasted Gravel, dust and semis made life in the Corvette interesting. At Fort St. John, British Columbia, with our odometer reading 68,732, (1,631 miles covered so far), we pulled onto the Alcan Highway. A two-lane highway, its surface was excellent. As we sped along, we would come up on herds of huge Class A motorhomes, each towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar-sized car and trundling along at 55 mph. The vibration disappeared completely, and the car was transformed. All of the niggling handling problems simply disappeared. You could have balanced a glass on the steering wheel, the front end suddenly had bite going into a turn and became easy to set up, and the damping from the shocks felt noticeably improved. For the first time in our trip, the car felt like it was on rails. It's not often you get to spend less than $30 and come away with a car so vastly improved. EAT HERE 4w4e GET e-gt5 October, 2003 29

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The parade of motorhomes, with their towed cars wagging slightly like tails, made me think of prehistoric mastodons in migration. As we passed them, I thought about how much longer this trip would take at 55 mph rather than 80 or 100. Our goal was to get to Liard Hot Springs by the end of the day. For the first time, we encountered hellish stretches of dusty, unpaved road where the old asphalt had been scraped up, in preparation for new being laid down. Gigantic earthmovers were busy on both sides of the highway; it seemed like owning a Caterpillar franchise for this area would be a good thing. DAY SIX A tough one. It was a relatively straight run of about 300 miles from Whitehorse to Tok, our last stop before Anchorage. The road was half the time good and half the time wretched. We stopped in Burwash to take in the small but first-rate natural-history museum there. We crossed the border into Alaska at Port Alcan without incident. I think by now the Corvette was so covered with mud that the customs agent thought it was a two-door Cavalier with a custom nose and sectioned top. We had our moose episode as we neared Tok. I'd seen those Saab safety movies showing how a Saab is designed so that if it hits a moose, the animal will roll over the top of the car. I didn't think Chevrolet engineers had that in mind with the 'Vette, and I wondered how a moose would look sitting in my lap. We left it behind. Despite having the world's worst salmon dinner in Tok (we stupidly fell into a tourist trap—never eat at a place where they call out your name and home town over a loudspeaker when your meal is ready), the motel was decent and cheap at $58 US. It had one thing in common with the Four Seasons: no microwave. It did, however, have a variety of inebriated mature adults in the parking lot, who stood around their rigs and talked. DAY SEVEN Our final day, and it was brilliant. The sun was shining in a cloudless sky, so we popped off the top, found a place to get a perfectly done latte and headed towards Anchorage. A typical Kodak moment in Alberta, Canada. The water temperature, at low speeds, began to climb. We discovered that our custom bug screen was completely clogged. Wiping it clean solved the problem. We arrived at Liard Hot Springs Lodge, a 12-unit log-cabin structure ($70 CND, $49 US). The springs were a five-minute walk across the highway. There are two pools: one for wading and one that you can swim in. The water in the two pools at Liard remains at close to 105-110 degrees year-round (although there are some hotter spots). I wish I'd known that there was no beer or wine served at the lodge; somehow kicking back with an apple juice, after driving 500 miles and then soaking in the hot springs, just didn't cut it. DAY FIVE Out early again, we're making good time, with our goal being Whitehorse, Yukon. We get gas at Swift River Lodge, a hardscrabble place, and accelerate away. Little did I know that we would get to visit Swift River again, an hour later, so that I could retrieve the credit card I had left behind. The gas station didn't look any better the second time around. But this wasn't the only time today that I took us off schedule. After lunch, I discovered that I no longer had the keys to the 'Vette, which was locked. After half an hour of searching fruitlessly, I retraced my steps one more time, and remembered that I had taken some garbage from the car and dumped it into a can when we first arrived. I dug around in the garbage (boy, wasn't that fun), and suddenly, bingo, there were the keys. I tried to figure out how I would ever get away with acting like a cool professional automotive journalist around Bjame again. A few hours later we were at Bjame's home, Robin welcoming us with some cold Alaskan beer. Cindy and Alex flew in that night, and we celebrated with a dinner of freshly caught Copper River chinook salmon, expertly barbecued by Robin. Two days later, we put the Corvette into long-term airport parking. Cindy, Alex and I flew home to Portland that afternoon. We'd traveled 3,225 miles in six days, an average of 538 miles a day. We didn't bum a drop of oil, had no mechanical problems and averaged over 21 mpg. Two weeks later, Bill and Nita arrived back in Portland, having had an uneventful trip back down the Alcan. The 'Vette treated them just as well as it had treated us. I know that we'll be selling our Corvette soon, as it's time to move on to our next car and next learning experience. But it's with mixed feelings that I will watch it go. On one hand, it's a mass-produced car, with 14,604 coupes built that year, and 5,487 with the six-speed gearbox. Finding another wouldn't be impossible. But on the other hand, during the thousands of miles we traveled, this particular car turned out to have a heart of gold. It fired up eagerly each morning, with a great rumbling sound through the dual exhausts, and never let us down. It had superior handling, copious horsepower and a great gearbox, and it was comfortable beyond my wildest expectations. It just pounded out the miles, day after day, over roads both good and crappy. Not bad for a $13,000 car. Perhaps you fellow gearheads can help me solve my problem. We've got just two spots in our garage for collector cars, and the ceiling is too low to install lifts. To make a space for the blue 308 Cindy's closing in on, this 'Vette really has to go. But for the small amount of money we've got invested, and the terrific ride the car has given us, I'd like to find a way to keep it around. Or am I just being too sentimental about a machine? Your thoughts and suggestions are welcomed; please e-mail them to me at kmartin@sportscarmarket.com .—Keith Martin• Liard Hot Springs Lodge. 30 Bjarne, Robin, Cindy, Keith and Alex. Sports Car Market

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— Don Williams Richie Clyne presents — ac&vt 3rd Annual Classic 6- Historic Automobile Auction October 8th - 11th, 2003 New Location: 4-Days, Giant Center Hershey, Pennsylvania It 0 • -4 I 111, We are pleased to present over 300 of the world's finest classic, historic and custom coachwork automobiles. 1960 Mercedes-Benz 22SE Cabriolet Selling at No Reserve I • • Auction Times: October 8th - 10th Preview: 12:00pm — 5:00pm Auction: 5:00pm October 11 th 1929 Duesenberg J &Ana,: d Schwartz Sold at the 2002 event.  Preview: 10:00am — 2:00pm Auction: 2:00pm — 6:00pm California Offic Don Williams 1092 Eagles Nest Place Danville, CA 94506 925/736-3444 Fax 925/736-4375 www.HersheyAuction.com Consignments Now Being Accepted New Location  Nevada Office Rob Williams 3535 Las Vegas Blvd.So. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702/794-3174 Fax 702/369-7430 Amphommir 1949 Buick Super Sedan Selling at No Reserve 1953 Porsche 356 1300 Cabriolet Selling at No Reserve

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Motobilia / Carl Bomstead Trusting The Experts Object: Ascot Gasoline Globe—Lot #550 Auction: Aumann Auctions, General Petroleum Museum Sale; Bloomington, Illinois; June 27-29, 2003 Estimate: None given Sale Price: $18,700, including 10% buyer's premium S eattle's General Petroleum Museum was the finest privately owned gas and oil museum in the country. A local newspaper survey once ranked it as the best museum in the city, ahead of even the prestigious Seattle Art Museum. But after the recent death of its founder, Jeff Pederson, the museum was shuttered and its extensive collection moved to Bloomington, Ill., for a three-day auction of over 1,700 lots. Total take from the event was over half a million dollars, with the proceeds going to the family. The museum was the result of a lifetime of collecting. Pederson grew up working for his father in the oil business, updating the signage and other promotional material at the family Mobil stations and other competing stations to which they provided products. Soon, Pederson began accumulating not only the outdated items from his own stations but those from competitors as well. The General Petroleum Museum displayed several thousand vintage signs, gas pumps, early oil containers and other promotional items. Its collection of colorful gas globes was among the finest ever assembled. Gas globes are from an era long past—they were in use from about 1912 until the mid-1950s. It is estimated that there were 5,000 different globes produced, and new discoveries are still taking place. As the interest in collecting gas globes increases, so do prices. Of course, along with popularity come reproductions of varying quality. Many gas globes are , dated so there is no confusion as to their origin, but others are meant to deceive. :teSC01, 041T AM& World record holder, briefk One of the more desirable globes offered at the auction was for Ascot Gasoline, one of the Sunset Oil Company brands from 1930 until about 1937. The globe featured a 1920s race car in its design. Pederson had often stated tha this example, from his collection, was a reproduction, as he had purchased it from an unscrupulous vendor who was later found to be selling fakes. But the auction company, Aumann Auctions (www .aumannauctions.com), had several experts look at the Ascot globe and they felt it was, in fact, an original. Aumann offered it as such and after spirited bidding, it went for $18,700, including buyer's premium, a record price for a gas globe. (The record was short-lived, however. The very next lot, a Gilmore Red Lion plus Tetraethyl globe, sold for $20,200). Is there a lesson here? Indeed, even experts can make mistakes when evaluating automobilia, or for that matter, cars, like the fake SWB (S/N CA 749761 or 4015) that used to live in the Pacific Northwest, or paintings (is the Mona Lisa real or a good replica?). There is no such thing as 100% certainty of anything, just varying degrees of assurances. In this instance, Aumann had little to gain from "creating" authenticity, as they were only making a commission on a sale. If the globe had been bought as a fake, at a low price, and then suddenly stated to have been found to be the "real thing," certainly more eyebrows would have been raised. So I think that the buyer here has reasonable cause to believe that he has the real thing. I also think that even though the price he paid was, for a brief moment, a record breaker, that there are more record-breaking prices ahead in the globe market.• LIMITED EDITION AND 0 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • II • • • 1638 SE 11th Avenue, Canby, OR 97013 1-800-452-8434 NEW EDITION Email: steveaustin@canby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com Nicholas W Nicholas Watts ORIGINAL TRIBUTE TO FORD - '65 INDY 500 46" x 33"  $8,200 Limited Edition Giclee of 50 on Canvas -46" x 33 - $925 Limited Edition Print of 850 28" x 19" $295 All Editions signed by Mario Andretti & Parnelli Jones SCHUMACHER AT MONACO 44" x 32"  $7,200

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SCM Financial Financing collectible cars, especially in this time of low interest rates. • III Margin Securities -A loan against your portfolio. Cost of borrowing will float with broker call loan rate, not fixed at all. Zero down. J.J. Best - Special rates for sterling credit, classic automobile specialist, lowest interest rate are available for longer loans. jjbest.com 111 Fixed rate home equity loan - low cost to initiate. Washington Mutual rate. wamu.com ptcu.otg • MBNA Creditline - Personal line of credit, don't be late with your payment as there will be penalties galore. mbna.com Note: 10% down required from all lenders except margin securities INTEREST RATE $350,000 25.00% - 20.00% - 15.00% - 10.00% - 5.00% - 5-year loan 10-year loan 65+ Cars In Inventory Buying, Trading and Consigning American Classics. Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com 1927 Bentley 4.5 Liter Vanden Plas Tourer DK green orig. 'DI' body ready to tour $315,000 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel Injected, 283, 2 Tops. Red/Red New interior, original body $55.000 FROM START To 1956 Aston Martin DB 2/4 MKII Drophead Olde English White/Red/Black canvas top restored $99.500 1972 Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona Coupe. Red/Tan, Books, Tools $118.000 XKSS Or ';ARASOTA, INC Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com rvi o -r o R S in1aci e VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF A ^ tote  v  DAILY 0 DBR2 I 1996 Ferrari 355 Spyder Red/Tan 32K miles 30K Miles service performed $89.000 October, 2003 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 $130,000. Ternpero has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics 3 XKSS In Production Short Nose D-Type C Typ Lightweight E-Type KI13 Lister Costin 33 , $300,000 $250,000 $200,000 $156,731 $150,000  5-year loan 10-year loan 2836 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 salesks temperocars.com - 111 Portland Teacher's Credit Union - Generally, loans longer than 4 years for classic cars, along with rates, must be individually negotiated. is increasingly popular. Here we examine methods of financing a purchase of $145,000, enough for a nice Ferrari Daytona. All comparisons are for five- and 10-year periods, except for the lease, which is only available at Putnam for a five-year term. Lenders may negotiate down payment and .terms; don't be afraid to ask. Rates as of 8/12/03.—Jacob Sither Pay Today, or Finance Your Classic? MONTHLY PAYMENT $4,000 — $3,500 — $3,000 — $2,500 — $2,000 — $1,500 — $1,000 5-year loan 10-year loan TOTAL COST INCL. DOWN)

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SCM Around The World 25th Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance This year's 25th annual Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance, held on Sunday, August 3, was a success from every perspective. After two years of organizational squabbling that had divided the car community, everything was resolved , and the collectors of Michigan pulled together to put on a first rate event, chaired by event founder Don Sommer. The weekend began with a successful auction Saturday staged by RM, where more than $6m in cars were sold. Top sale was a 1935 Duesenberg Model J Convertible, with a body by The Murphy Body Company, that brought $825,001. (A full report will be in next month's issue.) That evening, at the traditional black-tie dinner that precedes the concours, more than $176,000 was raised from the crowd, with bidders for the donated art urged on by the energetic auctioneering of volunteer, and long-time concours supporter, Bill Parfet. Sunday morning, more than 280 cars were attractively I displayed on the grounds, which are located on the campus of Oakland University, in Rochester Hills, Michigan, about ' 45 minutes from Detroit. Winner of the Founder's Award for Best of Show, along with the Most Significant Mercedes-Benz trophy, was a 1937 M-B 450K Cabriolet A, owned by the Pat- I terson Collection of Louisville, Kentucky. Most striking car on display was the 1936 Voisin C28 Aerosport Aero Coupe, owned by Arturo and Deborah Keller, of Petaluma, California. Keller related that he had been trying , to acquire the car for five years from its European owner, and had only recently succeeded. Breathtakingly original, and completely functional (he demonstrated the vacuum-operated sun- 1 roof for us), it was awarded both The Way It Was—Most Original trophy and the Meadow Brook Memorial award.—Keith Martin, photos by Dave Kinney* A ring of Duesenbergs look center stage at the concours. Borg Meguiar Nellie .11/CkSoll. Kellen Meguiar and Craig Jackson or the Saturday evening gala. , Viol' 1937 ,Ilcrcedes-Benz 450K A Cabriolet I be Di mimic Duo 01 Roil LKe HI IL) ,h1 Li/Lucas working the croll<1 at the RM sale. 74 rciTelli 246 (11., i ■ lh/ /,,r S67, /00. Arturo and Deborah Keller's 1936 Voisin C28 Aero.sport Acre Coupe. 1957 Mercedes 300SL, owned by Bob Matz, Wynnewood, PA. Winner of Best Sports Car 1956 and Later 1954 Maserati A6G Zagato, owned by Joe Hayes of Chicago, Illinois. Winner of the Spirit of the Automobilist Award. The illustrious judges of the European. 1920-42 class. (from left) Editor Marlin, Bill Warner head judge andfounder of the Amelia Island Concours, and Barry Dressel, director of the Walter P Chrysler Museum. 1934 Chrysler Aidlow owned by SCM'ers Sam and Tob Haberman, Birmingham, MI

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THE WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSIC CAR AUCTION Ai 1110 Jeep MET' PRESENTS SCOTTSDAI> , '-iE WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSIC CAR AUCTION 1957 lAGIJAR XKSS ROADSTER sold in 2003 for: $1, I CC JANUARY 21-25, 2004 2003 SCOTTSDALE TOP 20 SALES NR 1967 FORD 0140 MARK I  NR 1932 AUBURN CABRIOLET COUPE  NR 1962 FERRARI 250 GT PF CABRIOLET  NR 1963 SHELBY COBRA 289 ROADSTER  1967 FORD GT 40 MARK III COUPE  sold in 2003 for $3 1 8,600  1966 SHELBY COBRA 427 S/C 4000 ROADSTER sold in 2003 for $2 5 3,800 NR 1950 BENTLEY MARK VI GRABER DROPHEAD COUPE  1933 FORD HOT ROD ARDUN ROADSTER  NR 1936 PACKARD DIETRICH DUAL-WINDSHIELD .  NR 1965 SHELBY COBRA 4000 "PHANTOM' ROADSTER  NR 1970 PLYMOUTH CUDA "NASH BRIDGES" CONVERTIBLE NR 1934 PACKARD VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE  1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD 426 HEMI COUPE .  sold for $347,760 sold for. $180,360 . .sold for: $178,200 .sold for. $167,400 .sold for: $162,000 .sold for: $156,600 sold for: $151,200 sold for: $151,200  sold for: $148,500 sold for $136,080 .sold in 2003 for. $145,800 NR 1989 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 25t11 ANNIVERSARY sold for. $130,680 NR 1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 SUPERBOSS 'LAWMAN" . sold for. $129,600 NR= SOLD AT "NO RESERVE" 1967 SHELBY 6.1300 E "ELEANOR" FASTBACK  1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 1-88 CONVERTIBLE sold 2003 at NO RESERVE for . $194,400 sold in 2003 for: $135,000 Sales of $28.5 Million Sales Ratio of 90% 1965 FERRARI 275 GTS ROADSTER sold in 2003 for: $183,600   800 Classic, Vintage, Sport and Muscle Cars 2,500 Bidders 175,000 Attendees 1936 CORD 810 PHAETON sold 2003 at NO RESERVE for: $1 27,440 Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 602.421.6694 barrett-jackson.com gag  Automobile  111,1111I

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Ferrari Profile 1964 250 GT Lusso Berlinetta The Lusso combined race-car looks with new standards of passenger comfort Chassis number: 5883GT A rguably the most beautiful product ever to carry the Maranello marque's prancing-horse emblem, the 250 GT Lusso debuted at the Paris Salon in October 1962. Styled by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, the Lusso combined race-car looks with new standards of passenger comfort. Beautifully proportioned, it blended a low-slung nose, reminiscent of that of the 250 SWB Berlinetta, with a sculpted Kamm tail. Slim pillars and wide expanses of glass enhanced the car's outward appearance. The Lusso's immediate antecedent had been the 250 SWB, a true dual-purpose car that was capable of coping equally well with the conflicting demands of road and track. The SWB (short-wheelbase) designation arose from a chassis that, at 2,400 mm (94.49 in), was 200 mm (7.87 in) shorter than the standard 250 GTs of the time. Specifications could be varied to suit individual customers' requirements: Models supplied for competition had lightweight aluminum-alloy bodies, while road-going cars enjoyed a fully trimmed interior and softer springing. Ferrari's policy of building a single, dual-purpose race/road model did not survive long into the 1960s, as the diverging requirements of the two markets necessitated specialization. Thus was born the competitiononly 250 GTO and the more luxurious, Gran Turismo 250 GT Lusso. Built on a short-wheelbase chassis similar to that of the 250 GT SWB, the Lusso was powered by a 3-liter V12, with three twin-choke Weber carburetors. The two-cam, all-aluminum unit produced 240 hp at 7,500 rpm, producing a top speed of 150 mph and 0-100-mph acceleration time of 19.5 seconds. The car enjoyed a number of owners in Atlanta in the early 1970s. In 1976 the car was owned by a George Brown of Atlanta, and offered for sale by him in 1979 at 51,000 miles, benefiting from "new paint and leather to original silver/ black specification." The car was next owned by Luther Godwin, of Baldwin, New York. It was acquired by its present Italian owner in 1996, who describes its condition as "believed good" in all respects. Finished in the original silver metallic One of just 350 250 GT Lussos made, this superb example was supplied new in the US and was re-imported to Italy in 1987, where it was restored in 1989 by Officine Sauro of Bologna. Records indicate that the car was once owned by one Kurt Miska. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  Chuck Jordan, former head of styling for General Motors, has been quoted as saying the Ferrari 250 Lusso is the most beautiful car ever built. Jordan backed that statement by buying a Lusso that he kept for many years. If imitation is the most sincere form offlattery, he flattered the Lusso in one of his own designs: The Chevrolet Vega featured a Lusso-style Kamm tail and rear-end treatment. Pininfarina surely noticed imitation, but probably wasn'tflattered. Left frame member by steering box On right rear, under distributor Ferrari Club of America, Alfa Romeo TZ-1, Aston Martin DB5 Volante, Bizzarrini Strada, Lamborghini 400 GT SCM Investment Grade  with black interior, the car is Italian registered and comes complete with tool kit, restoration invoices and ASI/FIVA papers. This car sold for $223,610, including buyer 's premium, at Bonhams' Monaco sale May 26, 2003. Ferrari called the Lusso the 250 GTL—"L" is not found in any other Ferrari designation. Speculation was that the L stood for Lusso, an Italian word meaning luxury. While it was, in fact, more luxurious than the 250 SWB it replaced, it was not in the same league with the Superamerica, the true luxury car of the Ferrari line at that time. The Lusso was a step away from the dual-purpose race/street Ferraris that preceded it, but style, not luxury, was its appeal. AP' - 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Lot #253, S/N 5303GT Condition: 2 including valve adjustment $450; two required Despite its great looks, the Lusso is not particularly comfortable. The seats are true buckets without back or rake adjustments. High engine revs make it rather loud at normal cruising speeds. Combined with a somewhat noisy gearbox and minimum sound insulation, the Lusso is not a quiet car The interior is, however; exquisitely trimmed with a large upholstered area behind the seats and a beautiful leather-covered dash. Even in its street trim, the Lusso performs in true Ferrari style. It is quick, agile and very reliable. Vintage racers have found the Lusso to be a potent weapon in the hands of a skilled driver The car commands respect normally reserved for cars much more expensive. 1962-64 350 $12,600 $130,000-$160,000 $2,000-$2,500, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 www.FerrariClubofAmerica.com Two years ago, then-Brooks, now Bonhams, sold a Lusso at its West Palm Beach Cavallino auction. The car was a top-flight example and went for $140,000, including buyer 's premium, against an estimate of $130,000-$160,000. About that same time, a dealer friend of mine bought a nice driver for a little under $100,000 andflipped it to another dealer, who had a hard time reselling it for $115,000. What a difference two years makes—now Lussos are hot. The car here might have been a shade high in price, but you would be hard-pressed to find a premium example for under $200,000 today. So who's Kurt Miska, and why does it matter that he owned this car? Miska did own a Lusso, but not this one. His was 4409GT. He did, however, write the definitive book on Lussos, The Berlinetta Lusso: A Ferrari of Unusual Elegance. lfyou are interested in Lussos, it's a great resource, but it's unfortunately hard to come by. The original has been out of print for years and the company that was reprinting it recently dropped the title.—Steve Ahlgrim (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams.)• COMPARABLES Bonhams; Gstaad, Switzerland; 12/20/2002 Sold at $235,897 SCM ID# 29703 Bonhams; Hendon, UK; 2/24/2003 Sold at $145,803 SCM ID# 30772 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Lot #229, S/N 45I9GT Condition: 2+

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Sheehan Speaks Your First-Time Ferrari W hich is the best Ferrari for a first-time owner? The answer is not simple, because of the financial resources, intended use and old-versus-new preferences of the potential buyer. Obviously a first-time Ferrari for someone who struggles to justify spending $25,000 for his dream car will be different from the Ferrari for someone who has $1,500,000 to spend on a toy that will sit next to all his other multi-million-dollar baubles. But regardless of their financial situation, everyone starts somewhere. I've broken the market into six segments, ranging from "You're better off buying a Honda S2000 (i.e. under $25,000)" to the ultimate price tier, what I'll call "My daddy was Bill Gates' personal trainer," or, "The Sultan of Brunei is my uncle." UNDER $25,000 For less than $25,000, our firsttime owner has few options. A very nice 308 GT4 is the choice for those who can live with the cheesewedgein-search-of-a-mouse Bertone styling. A decent 308 GTBi or GTSi, hopefully one that isn't ingesting a few quarts of oil every 100 miles, is the choice for those who still remember watching Magnum P.1. and want a car everyone knows is a Ferrari. If you must have a VI2, can live with the "Fiat on steroids" Pininfarina styling and think that having back seats for children is a neat idea, a 365/4 2+2 or a 400 is your choice. The V12 365/4 2+2 and 400 will any cheaper, and in fact seem to be on an upswing. 550s, as new as they are, are still depreciating and are going to do so for the next decade. For those who want a V8, the choices are simple: a 355 Berlinetta or Spyder or a 360 Berlinetta. There's no lack of low-mileage US-model 360 Berlinettas available at under $150,000. HOW ABOUT HALF A MIL? Up to $500,000 we are into 275 GTB/4 and 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder territory for those who prefer the old cars, and F40s and 550 Barchettas for those want something modern. Value-wise, 275 GTB/4s, Daytona Spyders and F40s have all gone up in value recently. On the other hand, thanks to 30 Euro-model 550 Barchettas being released by the EPA in a 60-day period, all hitting the market at the same time, their values are still sliding downwards. All of these but the Barchettas are blue-chip collectibles and will gamer a prominent position at any Ferrari gathering they are brought to. The 550, as an inventory-clearing special, is still struggling to find its proper valuation in the marketplace. OKAY, JUST TAKE MY MILLION A checkbook that has room for six zeros puts us into a serious Ferrari collector car category. Only two "new" cars fall into this very rarified category: F50s and, for those lucky enough to have been on the "A" list, a new Enzo. 308 GT4: Cheesewedge in search of a mouse. be by far the most costly to maintain, the 308 GTB or GTS will offer the most ego strokes and the 308 GT4 is the most fun to drive, as it can be tossed around like a go-kart. Be aware that with these bargain-basement Ferraris, nearly every one will be a study in deferred maintenance, making a pre-purchase inspection mandatory. I'VE GOT $75K TO SPEND For up to $75,000, for those who want a V12, we get into the oldversus-new debate of a 330 GTC, 365 2+2 or a 365 GTC/4 versus a 456 GT. Perhaps I'm on the wrong side of 50, but for me the 456 offers comfort and performance far beyond the earlier cars. But the verdict is far from in. To quote David Miller, an SCM'er from Toronto who e-mailed me this morning, "I prefer the understated styling of the 330 GTC vs. the 456, which kind of screams 'It's a Ferrari!" Let he who writes the check make the choice. For V8 fans, the best choice is a late-series 1994-95 348 Spyder. The many problems that plagued the early 348s were resolved by the time the final cars were built. BUDDY, CAN YOU SPARE $150,000? Bumping the ante to $150,000, we once again confront the oldversus-new choices of a 365 GTB/4 Daytona versus its modern incarnation, a 550 Maranello. Buyers are generational, as almost every Daytona buyer is over 40, while the 550, a far more user-friendly car, attracts both the seasoned Ferrari veteran and the prancing-horse newbie. Daytona buyers tend to think the raucous exhaust, heavy low-speed steering and feeble air conditioning (like three mice breathing across an ice cube) is their dream come true. 550 owners simply expect that their cars will be at least as reliable and easy to live with as a Honda Accord, except with more expensive tune-up bills. New Ferraris are much better cars than old Ferraris, but are they really better? That's a question best discussed late at night, over a few bottles of cult California cabernets. One fact is beyond dispute. Good Daytonas simply won't be getting Both these new-generation cars have performance that will make an F-16 pilot feel at home, should be relatively easy to live with and have a fairly sustainable market value. However, they will never achieve the status of the '50s and '60s dual-purpose Ferraris that were driven on the street and then raced. The early cars cut their teeth in fierce competition, and their exploits have become legendary. The newer cars are better in every way, except that they are really just Fl poseurs, cars that can go faster and stop better than you can imagine—but for what purpose? As for collector cars around the million-dollar mark, the appreciation of the Euro has priced some of my favorites out of that category. Last year, I know a fellow who was looking for Mille Miglia-eligible cars (built prior to 1958 and with period history) and picked up a 500 TRC and an 857 Monza. Another acquaintance of mine snagged a 250 TdF and a 250 SWB. All of these cars were under $1,000,000. But all of these cars have seen 20-percent-plus appreciation in the last six months, through currency swings alone. Today, a first-time million-dollar spender is limited to the coachbuilt cars such as a 410 or 400 Superamerica or Superfast, or perhaps the 166, 195, 212 or 225. Toss in a 250 alloy Boano with some race history for good measure. The serious racer's choices are limited to a 512 BB LM or, perhaps, a 1965 shortnose 275 GTB/2 "Cliente Competizione." MY UNCLE IS THE SULTAN OF BRUNEI It's a little strange to think of a novice collector spending millions of dollars on a car, but we see similar phenomena all the time in the art market. The nouveaux riche go to their first auction and buy everything in the catalog that's by a famous painter, just to be able to lord it over their friends. I personally know several collectors, recently rich and recently into cars, who simply tell their brokers, "Get me the best." They are often more interested in having bragging rights at Warren Buffet's next Sun Valley get-together than how their cars actually perform; they're collecting famous Ferraris the way entomologists acquire and skewer to a display board rare insects. The hot-button cars for rich collectors today, and this category includes veteran buyers as well as first-timers, are the super-good-history Sheehan Speaks continued on page 93

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Ferrari Classitieds 51 212 Inter Spyder by Vignale, s/n 0125 EL, 1951 Liege-Rome rally competitor, restored to original spec by Cognolato during 87-91, perfect for any event or show. $525,000. 510-653-7555. CA 61 250 GTE, runs well, needs total restoration, no rust, does not drive. $25,000, offer. 661-393-5957, 661-393-1774. CA 62 250 PF cab, red/tan, needs paint, engine rebuilt, overdrive, last owner since 1987. $149,900. Karam Automotive. 610-4299990. PA 63 GTL Lusso, s/n 4945, red, tan leather, older restoration on a very solid car that still has 1st belly pan, this car has a great patina, not over restored, safe, comfortable and a ball to drive. $150,000. Bill 952-4731700. MN 66 275 GTS, rare gold/black, original color, overall good condition, runs and drives very well, 55,000 miles. $155,000. David 754-246-1969. FL 67 275 GTB/4 (Del Rio), long nose speciale, green over tan, excellent unrestored condition, many rare options, truly one of a kid, original factory build record, extensive provenance, no disappointments. $675,000. David Nagle 754-246-1969. FL 68 330 GTC, yellow with black leather interior, Borranis, as pictured on page 59 Keith Bluemels original Ferrari V 12 book, well known and in fine condition. $120,000. Bill 952-473-1700. MN 69 365 GT, 2+2, 5-spd, strong engine, old paint, books, records. $42,000 obo. Jerry 330-759-5224. OH 71 246 GT Dino coupe, s/n 01630, maroon with black, complete running driving car in ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. need of restoration. $40,000. Tillack & Co. 310.318.8760. CA 71 Dino 246 CT, s/n 02036, red/tan, excellent car. $56,500, offers. 512-2501826. TX 72 365 GTB/4, red/tan, books, tools. www .vintagemotorssarasota.com 941.355.6500. FL $119,000. 72 365 GTC4, red, I bought it from original owner 3 years ago and am buying a 456 CT, exc original condition. $49,000. 775530-0111. NV 74 Dino 246 GTS Spyder with documented 17,000 original miles, one of the lowest mile Dinos available, very rare with chairs and flares and finished in Bianco (white) with Rosso (red) Daytona seats, options include factory air conditioning and power windows, one of the last US Dinos built (serial #08500). $125,000. 81/(895-9906. CA 77 308 GTB, red/tan, 6,500 miles, pristine, show condition. $39,500. 847-446-0329. IL 78 308 GTS, black, maroon, new tires, wheels redone, new 2nd gear synchro, engine out, complete major service, runs excellent, ign tune-up, carbs rebuilt, very nice car, 50k miles, car runs excellent. $29,900. 614-471-7535. OH 79 512 BB/LM, #29511, factory built NART entry, 3 owners from new, freshly serviced, comes with spare (running) engine and gearbox along with a truckload of additional useful spares including front and rear body clips, a substantial factory built Le Mans spec race car with great history from new, priced modestly at $475,000. Authorized agent for owner. Mark Smith 610-584-8800 or 215-9067001. PA 79 Boxer, fly yellow ext, black int, California Ferrari, never rusted, never damaged, super mechanically, over $10,000 spent on paint. www.legendarymotorcar.com 905875-4700. ON, Canada. 80 308 GTSI, 36k miles, red/tan, original excellent condition, major service completed, timing belts, cam seals, bearing, wires, hoses, coils, cold a/c, always garaged, covered, detailed pics available. $27,500. 212-563-6687, 917-886-9384. NY 80 GTSi, US, red, tan, 45k, nice original car. $27,900. 516-541-9541. NY 82 4001, 16,000 mi, actual mi, flawless example. 720-200-1000. CO 85 Mondial cab, 36k, 3.0, red/black, great shape, 30k done. 720-200-1000. CO 86 4I2A, royal blue with tan leather, 19,367 miles from new, just serviced, beautiful car, CD changer, original books. franckfreon@comcastnet $35,000. 609646-7676. NJ 86 Testarossa, red/tan, 21 k miles, excellent condition, all documentation, shop manuals, complete cam service less than 1,000 miles ago, many updates including tires, brake pads, water pump, shocks, battery, thermocouples, air conditioning drier, ball joints, tie rod ends, shift linkage bushings, no dings or damage. jhandl@halpc.org $54,500. 281-433-5061 days. 281286-5146 eves. 87 328 GTS, white, tan, 44k miles, Targa. 30k service just done, belts, fluids, etc, neti clutch, very clean car. $39,900. George 614-471-7535 days. OH 88 328 GTS, red, tan, major tune-up. belts/tires just completed, 7,000 pampered miles, perfect condition. $62,000. 732-5 132438. NJ 88 Mondial Quattrovalve cabriolet, a perfect 8,400-mile car, red with tan leather interior, black top, power windows, door locks, power antenna, a/c. CD player, tools and spare, leather boot, absolutely gorgeous. $46,500. 717-8483300. PA 88 Testarossa, red, beige interior, 11,000 miles, original owner, mint. $74,900. 917539-5800, 516-921-2571. NY 90 F-40, 15K miles, 2nd owner, California car, major service, books, tools,records. $225,000. 323-466-3526. CA 99 Ferrari Maranello Grigio, alloy, K&N filter, Tubi exhaust, 7,100 miles, looks and drives as new. Tires as new. 516365-1385. NY PARTS Original Ferrari factory manuals, brochures, memorabilia. Huge stock of original Ferrari items from early Scuderia Ferrari to current Enzo Ferrari model and everything in between. Download catalog at www.ferrariliterature.com . 407-292-6363. Fax 407-566-9625. FL* _Aids America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership

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English Car Profile 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Whenever Bond is seen in the film near to, or sitting in, a Vanquish, that car is most likely this one Chassis number: SCFAC13372B500172 A ston Martin, James Bond's traditionally preferred make of car, returned to secret service after a 15-year absence when Pierce Brosnan got behind the wheel of the latest V12 Vanquish for Die Another Day. No more Bimmers for Bond. In September 2001, Aston Martin representatives met with those from EON Productions to discuss their requirements for the forthcoming Bond movie. EON needed three finished production cars to become "hero" cars; chassis numbers 172, 173 and 174 were selected to be used for the close-ups of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. All three were Tungsten Silver with charcoal leather interior and equipped with Linn stereo systems and brushed aluminum center consoles. For the stunts and chase sequences, Aston Martin and the EON special-effects department created four Vanquishes that used standard body shells and interiors with four-wheel-drive Ford Explorer running gear and V8 engines. Of these special-effects cars, two have been destroyed and two remain the property of Aston Martin, one of which is currently serving promotional purposes. Neither can be sold or registered for road use and the Newport Pagnell firm will retain both. The production Vanquish models had a much easier life during filming—these cars were not used for special effects. The car offered for sale here, chassis number 172, has been confirmed by EON as the main hero car. Owned by Aston Martin and never registered, it was used for most of the close-up shots. Whenever Bond is seen in the film near to, or sitting in, a Vanquish, that car is most likely 172. Of the remaining two "hero" Vanquishes, 174 is currently owned by EON and is un-registered and has never been driven. It is unlikely that it will ever be sold. A mere bit-player in the film, 173 is scheduled for minor post-filming changes of specification and will be disposed of anonymously via the dealer network. A detailed log of every car's appearance was kept by the film crew and special effects co-coordinator, as is usually done for continuity; this What value does fame have? In this case, fame cost about $85k, or about the price of a good used Aston Martin DB7 or decent DB4. That was the premium paid here over a "regular" dealer-stock Vanquish. Along with a 1961 DB4GT, this Bond Vanquish was one of the "star cars" at this annual sale by Bonhams. The buzz in the room was legitimate and the bidding by 007 and Vanquish aficionados was spirited. Bonhams was even kind enough to throw in cardboard cutouts of Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan to add to the excitement. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  Tune-up/major service  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  SCM Investment Grade  included some scenes that never made it to the screen. Aston Martin has this record, which will be provided together with a letter of authenticity from Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. This car was never fitted with any gadgets nor had any modifications, and its low mileage (less than 200) reflects the minimal driving done with this car. For all intents and purposes, it is a new Aston Martin Vanquish, but also the star of Die Another Day. This right-hand-drive, UK-spec car sold for $336,800, including buyer 's premium, at Bonhams' Newport Pagnell auction, held May 10, 2003. 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Lot #248, SN N/A Condition: 1 2002-present approx. 150 per year for the US $235,610-$245,750 (options vary) $1,500 In driver's door jamb and plaque in engine bay Unique plaque in engine bay Aston Martin Owner's Club, Attn:Susan Lasky, 1301 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10019 www.amoc-na.org Ferrari 575 Maranello (Bad Boys II Edition), Bentley Continental (J. Lo Edition) A (this car), C (standard models) So was it a smart buy? As I am happy to say to potential customers who ask about "investments," the answer is a solid "probably." Keep in mind that 99% of all new automobiles are decreasing assets or increasing liabilities—you pick. But they aren't investments—any new car dealer telling you that is lying. This includes a new Vanquish. But this isn't just a new Vanquish. Revisionist history has shown that the true original Goldfinger DB5 Bond cars (all four of them—or now just three, as one has gone suspiciously missing) are some of the most collectible Astons ever Are they worth five or 10 times the price of a perfect DB5? Absolutely! They may be million-dollar cars at this point. So will 172 be worth more in a decade than a standard tungsten-colored 2002 Vanquish? I'll hedge toward "yes" using the following logic: A generation of new Bond and Aston youngsters is enjoying playing with its new Corgi Vanquish cars and dreaming of its great superhero Bond, James Bond. When these kids grow up and want the car they saw in their first Bond movie, the one that made that indelible first impression, one of those successful grown-ups will seek out S/N 172 and simply stroke the check to say he bought the dream car of his youth. And isn't dream fulfillment a big part of what collecting is all about?—Steve Serio (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams.)• COMPARABLES Bonhams; Newport Pagnell, UK; 5/11/2002 Sold at $238,235 SCM ID# 28337 eBay/lCruse; Santa Clara, CA; 10/27/2001 Not sold at $136,000 SCM ID# 23364 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello Lot #450, S/N ZFFZR49A1W0112462 Condition: 2

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r uniusreaTeri s ASTON MARTIN 63 DB4 Series IV coupe, British racing green with tan leather interior, lhd, chrome spoke wheels, stunning restoration, panel fit & paint finish is beautiful, the cog compartment detail is the finest you will ever see, this is a car you will be proud to own. $85,000, trade for vintage race car. Bill 952-473-1700. MN 69 DBS, full restoration of body and chassis by specialists, all receipts with car, paint near flawless, chrome excellent, interior original and in very good condition, green with tan, lhd, auto, a/c, PAS, 45,000 miles, great oil pressure. aston121894@pikeonl in e.net $25,000. 75 V8 saloon, lhd, 5-spd, red exterior, black interior, 40,000 miles, no rust, pampered, second owner. $30,000. 217-684-2421. IL AUSTIN-HEALEY 54 BN I, green with tan interior, completely restored, 400 miles on professionally rebuilt engine, drives, looks and handles like a new car. $27,500. 201-463-4952. NJ 56 100 M with Heritage letter, 1,000 miles on complete frame-off restoration, all records, two-tone Healey blue with blue leather, exceptional condition and extremely reliable. $49,500. 630-879-1266. IL 58 Bug Eye Sprite, early, rust-free, straight Georgia car, correct rebuilt motor and smooth case gearbox, white exterior, black interior, drives great and includes many extras. $5,995. 770-592-1933. GA 58 Sprite, rare early Bug Eye, consistent award winner, everything new/rebuilt. One of the best. dougita shaw.ca $15,000. 250-370-2820. BC, Canada 62 3000 Mk II, original 43,100 miles, no rust, HBT7L17642, red & white, owned since 1966. 630-892-7901. IL 63 3000 Mk II, frame-up restoration, Healey blue with blue interior, 72-spoke chrome wheels, excellent paint, new interior and top, detailed engine and trunk, looks and drives great, no rust. $35,000. 403-678-0243. AB, Canada. 66 BJ8, in storage since 1997, 2/3 restored with structural upgrades, rebuilt engine and mechanicals, rough-sanded and primed. tbannister2@earthlink.net $9,950. Separate new parts, discounted. 248-770-3660. MI BENTLEY 30 Birkin Blower, a magnificent recreation constructed in 2001 on a 1935 Rolls-Royce chassis. Aluminum bodywork over an ash frame, 4.5-liter supercharged Bentley Mark IV engine producing 225 bhp. Peterson Engineering has built the car with an unbelievable attention to detail. The motorcar appears as a fully restored original. The Blower is a joy to drive with its ample power and hydraulic braking system. Must see to believe. Other re-creations available via special order, POA. www.ContinentalAu toSports.com 630-655-3535. IL JAGUAR 56 140 MC, restored several yrs ago with ;Elm ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. little mileage since, ultimate specification XK 140, originally fitted w/C-type cyl head, close ratio trans, chrome wires & foglights, in effort to improve the driving experience, a noted restorer & race prep shop set up the susp & brakes, 5-spd Getrag gearbox & sandcast HD8 carbs were fitted, high volume elec fans aid cooling. tedj77@aol.com $67,500. 203-329-3024. CT 60 XK 150S roadster, winner at 5 National JCNA Concours, 49k miles, gray with red int, never any rust, never altered or modified from original. jeg@stic.net $75,000. 210-822-6755. TX 61 XICE roadster, #875250, Ihd, matching numbers, outside bonnet latch, welded louvers, flat floor, red/tan, tan top, fully restored engine, trans, interior, good paint. cwa4286@tds.net. $49,500 obo. Wayne 540-839-3310. TN 64 XKE Series I roadster, 48k original miles, red, black, perfect panel fit, perfect original interior, completely rebuilt motor, D-type cams, completely sorted, same owner 10 years, huge file, call for details. 847-884-8949, 847-382-6227. IL 68 E-type OTS, very low mileage, stainless brakes and exhaust, beautifully restored, all numbers match, red and black. $33,000. 315-337-2075. NY LOTUS 64 Super Seven, 150 hours on I26-hp PHP pro-built dyno motor, street & track, wheels 8c tires, multiple show winner, mint & fast. seven64s1s@aol.com $27,500. 847381-3511. IL RASH! The Morgan Factory has just annoinced... 'NS is the last year of Plus 8 avadablay in USN. NO REPLACEMENT MODEL IN SIGHT! DON'T MISS OUT! BUY OR ORDER THE BEST PLUS 8 EVER BUILT BEFORE IT'S HISTORY! LOTUS INFERNO RED METALLIC • BMW TITANIUM SILVER • BLU POZZI BLACK EMERALD • GRIGIO INGRID METALLIC NEW CALIFORNIA LEGAL PLUS 8's: PRE—OWNED: '89 4/4 1600, 5 speed, Red/Tan leather, wire wheels, 18k orig. miles, FOB London. '87 PLUS 8, Silver alloy/black leather, reclining seats, walnut dash, 22k orig. miles. '84 PLUS 8, Corsa red/black SS buckets, ribbon mahogany dash, 35k miles. '66 PLUS 4 four seater, original paint, leather, etc. New tires, tune. 87k orig. miles. '65 FOUR FOUR SERIES V RACING MORGAN, BRG, Chassis dynoed at 95HP! '64 PLUS 4 DHC, Burgandy/black wings, 76k orig. miles, New chrome wire wheels, top. '64 PLUS 4 DROPHEAD SS, Brick Red/Dark Tan interior, frame off restoration. '63 PLUS 4 DHC, Yellow/black wings, 52k orig. miles '63 PLUS 4 Red/black leather, new paint, leather! '63 4/4 SERIES V, Raced virtually from new. '61 PLUS 4, 200 HP at 6800 RPMS! '61 PLUS 4, SS conversion by Christopher Lawrence. '60 PLUS 4, BRG/black, one local LA owner, rebuilt! '53 PLUS 4 FLATRAD DHC, 1 of 118 built!!! '52 PLUS 4 FLATRAD ROADSTER, One owner from new, Rebuilt TR2 engine, 59k original miles. Drive it away! Detris GaAs, Manaljlq Director • (310) 998-3311 www.MorganWest.Net • 3003 Pico Batley , Siita Monica, CA 90405 USA 67 Elan Series III SE, much recent work excellent condition, spares available, detachable hardtop. $22,500 Canadian. 613-798-8046. Canada 70 Elan S4 dhc, 18,000 original miles, red/black, knock-off wheels, new paint, interior and dashboard, I've owned this car for 14 years, runs great. $11,500. 732625-0081. NJ MORGAN 67 Morgan Plus 4, 4 seater, lhd, restored, BRG, Connolly leather, freshly restored engine. Florida car. Original, complete, drives beautifully. $35,000. 203-8292982. CT MG 51 TD, red w/tan interior, foglights, 250 miles since older restoration, immaculate condition, must sell, best offer. 732-7394206. NJ 56 MGA, convertible, red, black interior, white top, just restored, runs great. $14,000 obo. Linda 732-530-6555. NJ 57 MGA complete, collectible. Solid driver, good engine & body. No rust. No Bondo. $10,800. 203-829-2982. CT 61 MGA 1600 coupe, white/black, painted wires, ground-up restoration, 4th owner since 1979, 50,000 original miles. $16,000. 860-763-1679. CT 63 MGB, very early #1250, white/red, new paint, newly (just completed) rebuilt engine, new clutch and slave, interior excellent, newly painted wires on good rubber, very good condition overall. $9,950 obo. Jeff 310-463-7416. CA 66 MGB roadster, nice red paint, new top and black interior, looks and runs excellent, great, straight, rust-free driver. $8,900. 231-882-0426. MI 69 MGC/GT, rare automatic, 1 of 484, nice red, black leather, 72-spoke chromes, radials, Am-FM cassette, exc driver, older restoration, show awards, history, numbers correct, must sell. $10,900. 770-587-3464, 770-993-5082. GA SUNBEAM 64 Tiger, prototype #1, built by Ken Miles, s/n B9109464, various one-off features, fully documented w/signed letter from Ian Garrard, mentioned in every Tiger book, fabulous nut and bolt restoration performed while owned by Bo Cheadle, 100% correct and authentic. royalbooks@aol.com $74,900. Roger. 303-918-0079. CO. TRIUMPH 49 1800 sports car with rumble seat, 45,000 miles, original condition, rhd, imported to Colorado in 1975, but recently moved to Virginia, garage kept, rare and nice. gradcates@earthlink.net $14,900. 703830-3467. VA 64 Spitfire, red w/black & red interior, 5 chrome wire spoke wheels w/knock-offs, 3 tops, fully carpeted, chrome luggage rack, continental kit, lamp covers, 89K miles, orig condition, ready to drive or show, garage kept, rust-free. triumphspitfire4sa le@yahoo.com $9,250 or best offer. 610965-6815. PA 68 TR250, jasmine yellow with black interior, no rust, no accidents, full ground-up restoration on low-mileage car, show car with many trophies, restoration finished, Feb 03, fresh and beautiful. $24,500. 386423-5213. FL. THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE WIC> 12 LEWI I E LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS 11 I r.,1  Fe. DOC'S JAGS http://wwvv.docsjags.com/ TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ •  • 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com

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Alfa Romeo Profile 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Normale While their engines are rugged when properly set up, they don't suffer fools with tools gladly Chassis number: AR372440 As described by the seller on eBay Motors: T his is a 1964 Giulia Spider that has been in the same family since new and underwent a complete restoration in 1984. All of the mechanical systems were renewed during this time. The engine was totally rebuilt with all original Alfa parts including a new-stage two-head by Sperry Valve Works. A Weber 36 DCD carburetor and a Crane ignition system were installed. The front brakes were upgraded to series 105 discs. The body was stripped to bare medal and repainted an authentic red lacquer finish with matching paint codes to the original. The top and interior have worn with time and do need to be restored. Overall, this is one of the finest Spiders around and is a very comfortable driver. It is in need of some cosmetic restoration but very dependable and mechanically solid. This car sold on eBay Motors (#2424457587), on July 26, 2003, for $10,300. My first Alfa was a 1963 Giulia Spider, in red with a black vinyl interior. I was 17 years old at the time, living in San Francisco, and had already owned a '59 Bugeye Sprite and a '58 MGA roadster The Alfa was listed in the San Francisco Chronicle, with an asking price of $1,000. My good friend and fellow Alfa fanatic Bjarne Holm and I drove over to see the car in his '57 Alfa Giulietta Spider Normale. The red car was straight, with no rust (after all, it was only five years old at the time), and had its motor upgraded through the installation of a 1700-cc piston and liner kit. The Porsche gang would probably call that a big-bore kit. I bought it for $920. Compared to the A1GA, the Giulia Spider was a luxury car It had, among other wonders, roll-up windows. Its alloy mechanicals included a fivespeed, split-case gearbox, a chain-driven dualoverhead cam engine and a finned sump. There may be no better vintage sports car in its price range than an Alfa Giulia Spider A firstrate Normale (generally identified by its Solex in 25-degree weather 1 fabricated a ski rack for the car, drove it to the nearby Mt. Hood Meadows ski area at least three times a week and discovered that stock, narrow-profile Pirelli Cinturatos were damned good in the snow. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Club  Web site  1962-65 9,250 $3,395 $ 14,000-520,000 $250-$275 $12-$18 Stamped on right side of firewall Engine i/  Stamped on boss near distributor on right side of engine Alfa Romeo Owners Club, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960-2824 www.aroc-usa.org Altematives  Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III, Fiat Dino Spider, Porsche 356B cabriolet SCM Investment Grade  carburetor-equipped engine) will set you back $18,000422,000, and a Veloce (dual Weber carbs) $22,000426,000. True, that's a lot more than an MGB, but you get a lot more car in return. The knock on Alfas was the lack of qualified mechanics. While their engines are rugged when properly set up, they don't suffer fools with tools gladly. Having no money, I tried every shortcut in the book while rebuilding my Alfa engine and gearbox. I got to the point where I could change out a head gasket in under two hours. I drove my car to Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, for my sophomore year and learned that straight 50-weight racing oil doesn't do well 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider Lot #120, S/N AR374849 Condition: 3- Bonhams; Ntirburgring, Germany; 8/10/2002 Not sold at $13,580 SCM ID# 29330 Because I was driving back and forth to San Francisco several times a year (my best time was just a hair over nine hours for the 650-mile trip), I changed out the rear-end gear ratio from the buzzy 5.12 stock ratio to the more relaxed 4.56 that came standard on the Veloce model. The car that was sold on eBay looks like a decent one. Unfortunately, the seller didn't provide any pictures of the undercarriage and said nothing about corrosion. By now, unrestored Spiders often have rust in the footwells, in the rockers and, most dangerously, around the front attachment points of the traction arms. This car is missing its bumperettes in the front, and there is no picture of the rear The camshaft cover is incorrect, coming from a later car that had some emissions equipment on it. The upgrade to a Weber 36 DCD is a good one; the Solex had a vacuum-operated secondary, while the Weber opens both barrels at once. However, the stock air filter can be made to work with the DCD and allows for a minor cold-air ram effect. In this case, a cheesy Pep Boys filter has been installed instead. The interior is tidy, with all the correct switches and gauges in place. However, as with any eBay Motors listing where the seller is vague and the photos are non-specific, you're really buying a pig in a poke (or, in this case, pasta in a basket). The car could be full of Bondo, with bad panel gaps, horrible compression, trashed synchros and a derelict suspension. But if this car is as solid as the seller claims it to be, then this price was quite fair The new owner can spend $5,000 or so attending to various things that need attention and still not find himself underwater—Keith Martin• COMPARABLES 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Lot #134, S/N 101 23 375817 Condition; 3+ Mecum; Elkhart Lake, WI; 7/20/2000 Sold at $14,438 SCM ID# 10063

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Waltonir.il !11Y ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. Alfa Giulietta SS/SZ. motor/block #AROOR0.00001-AROOR0.01326. SS/ SZ/SV, E-brake cable assembly (large fuel tank type) and rear brake backing plates. 510-526-4516. CA 58 1900cc Super, completely original condition. LaPantera of Italy, police, 4spd on column, light green, green, gray interior, perfect, chauffeur driven. $24,500. 914-316-2561, 914-632-4039, leave message. NY 60 GiuBetts Veloce 101, 1300cc, VIN AR1493E23895, engine #AR0010601058, California car, no rust or Bondo, new red paint with biscuit interior, car is 60% restored, have 90% parts, selling as is, have no time to finish. I have too much money in car already, selling no less than $9,500. 805-241-0250. CA 66 Giulia GTC, approx 1,000 made, VIN AR755662, 23,964 miles, this GTC is one for a king, perfect body with zero rust or bondo. Ferrari red with biscuit interior, total frame-up restoration, performance suspension and rear end, too much to list, over $18,000 in car plus $14,000 in labor. $21,500. 805-241-0250. CA 69 Duetto convertible, red with black interior, excellent condition, new top, carpets, brakes, paint, tires, correct 1750cc engine, strong runner, very reliable. $13,500. 216521-2178. OH 74 Spider 2000, in storage 10 years, driveable but needs restoration, some rust, minor dents, Webers, Euro airbox, Auto Delta cams, short springs, new clutch, new top in box, have original parts. $1,5  as s. . - 729-0934. TN 77 Spider, recently restored, ness red paint, black canvas top, upholstered interior and carpet, 42,000 original miles, looks great and in excellent running condition, must sell. $6,900 obo. 847-970-9887. IL 78 Sprint Veloce coupe, sunroof, Turbins Mags, excellent: engine, transmission, clutch, upholstery; new tires, original paint, no: rust, dents; California smogged, new converter, good dash, instruments work, reliable, 64,278 miles, cover. $3,700. 619448-1693. CA 82 Veloce, rebuilt motor, new clutch, great car, tan, tan. 405-382-3522. OK 84 Spider, beige/tan, near complete restoration, less than 4k on complete engine rebuild, drives perfect, no rust, body shines, new seats/door panels, tires, canvas top/boot mint, cherry wood wheel & CD changer, must see. $7,500. 516-335-7099 pager, 631-254-5202. NY 86 GTV6, factory finished, no afiermarket mechanicals, no problems, accidents or rust, summer use only, 50k miles, best of 5 Alfas owned, records since 1988, will discuss anything but price. $6,000. 802365-7674 eves. VT 86 Spider Veloce, champagne, tan leather, a/c, new valves, paint excellent condition. $5,950. 801-785-7185. UT 88 Milano Verde, red, 80,000 miles, everything's done, museum quality. $8,900. 310-659-2538. CA. Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! /Original parts and hard to find NOS. / Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aftermarket parts. /High performance components. / Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. /Prompt worldwide delivery From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com Ferrari Upholstery Headquarters Complete Seats, Seat Covers and Cushions Made From Scratch in Italy. Original Vintage Wool Carpet, Carpet Savers and Original Vinyl. - ALSO AVAILABLE - 250 SWB Competition 250 Tour De France 365 GTBI4 Daytona 355 Fl Spyder 246 Dino ,  550 Maranello Original Vinyl www.alfapartscatalog.com SPECIAL Ferrari's Replacement for Connolly Leather Now Available. 246 Dino 250 Lusso1275 GTB 250 GTO 713-849-2400 www.reoriginals.com

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1971 Lamborghini Miura P4005 "iota" Spider Rembember: Miura stands for "Motor Is Under Repair Again" Chassis number: 4808 F erniccio Lamborghini's bold challenge to Ferrari began in 1964 with the 350GT, but it was the 1966 arrival of the Miura P400—arguably the first "supercar"—that established Lamborghini as a major manufacturer of luxury sporting cars. The second Miura, the "S," was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1968, featuring a more-powerful (375 hp) engine, slightly wider tires and chromed window surrounds. Faster and more durable than its forbear, the S is considered by many to be the ideal Miura, retaining as it does the stylistic purity of the original concept, yet lacking the added weight of the third and final Miura model, the SV. There was also, briefly, a solitary competition Miura. Brainchild of Lamborghini development engineer Bob Wallace and known as the "Iota," it featured bodywork crafted in aerospace-grade light alloy, Plexiglas side windows, racing suspension, Campagnolo magnesium wheels and an engine tuned to produce 440 hp. Sadly, this car was destroyed in a fiery road accident in 1972. Inspired by Bertone's one-off open-top Miura roadster shown at the Brussels Salon in 1968, chassis number 4808 features Jota-style bodywork and special suspension, and was constructed as a "Jota Spider" by Swiss Lamborghini concessionaire Lambomotor AG for the Geneva Salon in 1981. This car sold for $106,790, including buyer 's premium, at Bonhams 'Monaco auction, held May 26, 2003. To begin with, this is a made-up car It com- bines features of the original, one-offJota with the original, one-off Spider But in fact it is neither—a more appropriate term might be "Miura Speciale." Clearly a child of the '80s, period pictures show S/N 4808 finished in white, complete with a deep front spoiler rear-deck wing and Gotti-style split-rim wheels—an example of a Miura modified by someone with more money than taste. Thankfully, when the car was refurbished in the early Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  quality, with wavy panels, crooked vents, and non-existent seams where seams should rightfully be. At least the silver paint looks good. The front wheels are from a P400, the rears from an SK the taillights are non-original, and the car sports an incorrect "SV" badge, all part of S/N 4808's mix-and-match package. P400S 138, 400SV 142 The interior in its non-factory two-tone color scheme, puts the finishing touch on the homemade package. While the black/gray combo is perfectly acceptable, the leatherwork's finish and stitching is not up to factory standards. The traditional Miura "shut-up-and-hold-on" grab handle is missing and the shifter proudly displays a Countach shift knob. However the relocation of the traditionally roofmounted rocker switches to the center console is a clever idea. P400S 1969-71, 400SV 1971-73 (five additional SVs modified to SVJs) $23,000 $90,000-$130,000 $1,000 $250 Front compartment, fore of passenger side Between cylinder heads Lamborghini Owner's Club, P.O. Box 7214, St. Petersburg, FL 33734 www.lamborghiniregistry.com Alternatives  '90s, these above-mentioned items were deleted and the paintwork redone in a more attractive silver I personally came across S/N 4808 early last year when a friend who was considering purchasing it asked me to take it for a spin. An hour behind the wheel convinced me of one thing: cutting a Miura is not something that should be done casually. With the roof gone, the wind noise tended to dilute the purity of that special Miura exhaust sound. Of greater concern, the car was squirrelly far from anywhere near where a Miura 's limits should be. The new owner might want to explore some serious (and expensive) structural chassis reinforcement to be on the safe side if he intends to drive it hard. There are quite a few iota copies and copies of copies. Each has a varying specification and attention to detail. Enthusiasts and collectors are aware of these non-factory cars, and value each according to its merits. The fact is that most Miuras that claim some sort of iota association are not "works" cars and S/N 4808 is one of several such examples. The much-modified bodywork on this car was not of the highest 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S iota Spider Lot #95, S/N 4808 (same car) Condition: 2+ RM; Phoenix, AZ; 1/18/2002 Not sold at $95,000 SCM ID# 27049 44 Ferrari Daytona, Saleen S7, Callaway C12 Corvette SCM Investment Grade  Like people, Miuras can be divided into two groups: smokers and non-smokers. At operating temperature, 4808 was definitely not smoke free. Though some smoke from any Miura is not uncommon, the engine should be checked out by a specialist to prevent what might be an already expensive engine repair bill from becoming even more so. Remember Miura stands for "Motor Is Under Repair Again." For this reason alone, buying a Miura at auction is especially tricky if you have no prior knowledge of the car under consideration, or if you haven't done your homework and consulted with a marque specialist. This fear of the unknown may be partly responsible for some recent low auction prices. Enthusiasts tend to want Miuras with a pure or at least well-documented provenance, either in nice original condition (hard to come by and often not ideal for regular driving) or in totally correct restored form. Unfortunately, this car does not conform to either description. A "real" factory iota (one of just five SVJs built) is probably worth three times the price achieved here. The fact is, S/N 4808 achieved a price consistent with recent values for a nice Miura P400 or a not-so-nice Miura S. The most sought-after Miura of all, the legendary SK will cost today's buyer around two and a half times the price achieved by this car. For the amount paid, S/N 4808 seems like a fair-enough deal, especially if the owner simply wants to cruise around, top-down, in what will always be a one-of-a-kind car Trying to return it to stock is not advisable, nor is spending any significant amount to upgrade it or correct its various sins. All things considered, and there are surely many things to consider here, the new owner should be satisfied with what he has.—Joe Sackey (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams.)• COMPARABLES 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400S coupe Lot #166, S/N 4593 Condition: 1- RM; Monterey, CA; 8/16/2002 Sold at $143,000 SCM ID# 28849 Sports Car Market

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CITROEN 77 SM, gold metallic, automatic, 55,000 miles, leather, same owner 23 years, recent upgrades, good condition. $7,500 obo. 626286-0427. CA 77 2CV, a red over white Dolly in Club trim, with just 10,000 miles since new, it still looks and runs like a new car, superb overall condition, 602cc engine and disc brakes, a lovely car. erikdewidt@gol.com $12,500. 301-587-8635. MD 82 2CV, Charleston maroon and black, only 3,900 total miles, very nice, all original, no rust ever. $15,000. Dale 989-835-4430 or 989-430-9124. MI DA TS UN 71 240Z, restored, orange/red, automatic. California car, lovingly cared for, gently driven, beautiful car. $6,900. 9 13-5993833. KS 80 280ZX 2+2,42K actual miles, gleaming black, perfect tan leather interior, always garaged, hand washed/waxed, auto, a/c, ps, pw, ph, AM-FM cass, all receipts since new, pampered, pristine. $8,750. 919-5623310. leave message. NC DEL OREAN 81 DeLorean, excellent condition, original owner, always garaged, 21,700 miles, manual transmission, completely rejuvenated by PJ Grady in 2002, gray interior. $32,000. 585-368-9649. NY DE TOMASO 69 Mangusta, 4 headlamps, older paint, champagne, mint fresh interior, unmo- ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. lested car, very presentable car. $30,000. 810-721-9631. MI 70 Mangusta, quad headlight, bare metal restoration, $40,000 spent, Third Place Street original 2000 Vegas Concours, #1256. $45,000 obo. 909-860-9553. CA FIAT 39 500A Topolino, complete restoration, black, burgundy, convertible new top, imported from Italy, last month, showpiece. $15,000. 914-316-2561, 914-632-4039, leave message. NY 72 850 Sport Spyder, in family from new, 45K, beautiful condition. Serious inquiries only. $7,500. 715-659-4391. WI ISO 68 Grifo, 7-liter, 500 hp, shown Pebble Beach, 4-spd, 5 wires, perfect restoration, red, gray interior. $65,000. 303-393-1424. CO ITALIA 70 Roadster, 4-spd, cold a/c, 351 engine, completely restored, custom stereo, 12 CD changer, 6 speakers, custom logos on floor mats, much more, stunning to drive ready for show or go. $40,000. 323-7565647. CA 72 Roadster, red/tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4speed manual transmission. Outstanding in every way. www.ContinentalAutoSpor ts.com $47,900. 630-655-3535. IL , USAPPRAISAL Monthly Mystery Photo Response Deadline September 25, 2003 vir  st !Kb ....., ---  liod ..._..„ — Our Photo, Your Caption response lector Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative and receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale colcar model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. 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1998 Porsche 911 GT1 From any angle and at any speed, it is the perfect picture of what a modern sports prototype should look like Chassis number: WP0ZZZ992WS396005 A fter its 1994 Le Mans victory with a decadeold design, Porsche needed a new long-term strategy for its international sports car competition. Enter the 911 GT1. Keeping to the spirit of the regulations, Porsche used an existing 911 road car, the type 993, for the body shell. It was stiffened by a substantial roll cage that also supported the engine, gearbox and suspension. In line with 911 tradition, the motor was a horizontally opposed six cylinder, but it was mounted ahead of the rear axle line rather than behind it like the road cars. The 3.2-liter, four-valves-per-cylinder "boxer" was water-cooled and turbocharged with a pair of intercooled KKK turbos. Maximum power of 600 hp was developed at 7,200 rpm and transmitted to a six-speed gearbox equipped with its own oil cooler. A strong visual association with the 911 road car was necessary, so several subtle styling cues reinforced the link, but otherwise the GTI looked every inch the purpose-built racer it was. From its huge "shark's mouth" front air intake to the high full-width wing at the rear, there was no question what the car was designed for. Beneath its predominantly carbon-fiber skin, the GT1 incorporated a number of advanced technical developments, including antilock brakes, carbon brake discs and built-in air jacks for speedy wheel changes. Power-assisted steering helped minimize driver fatigue. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  In 1997, the "Evo" GTI saw changes that improved aerodynamics, as the race car gradually morphed away from its production-based origins. The visual connection with the production car was maintained by new kidney bean-shaped headlamps like the ones on the recently introduced type 996 production car. Alternatives  Web site  not been used for any form of motorsport. Unmodified, it has covered a mere 4,400 km from new and is presented in outstanding condition throughout. If super exclusivity appeals to you, forget the Carrera GT. This is the car for your collection. This rare road-going GT1 sold at the Bonhams Europe Monte Carlo auction on May 26, 2003, for $755,790, including buyer's premium. It has been said that pretty is fast, and with the GT1, I doubt many would argue. The car from any angle and at any speed is the perfect picture of what a modern sports prototype should look like. 1 suppose someone someday will design a better-looking car, but I surely can't imagine it today. Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  On right side of block, forward edge Club  On horizontal bulkhead in front compartment Ferrari F40; Jaguar XJ 220; McLaren Fl R, Mercedes CLK $5,000 at factory Included in above Porsche Club of America, 5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310 www.pca.org SCM Investment Grade  Still chasing that next elusive Le Mans win, the Stuttgart firm produced a new GT1 for 1998. The car was completely redesigned with a carbon-fiber body tub, the first Porsche to use this method of construction. The gearbox was redesigned, incorporating an Fl-style sequential shift mechanism. Despite facing increased competition from faster entries fielded by Mercedes and Toyota, Porsche triumphed in its 50thanniversary year. Regulations for the GT1 category stipulated that to be eligible, cars must be capable of road use. In developing the road version of the Gil, Porsche met the most stringent EU requirements—the first car completed in January 1996 was used for compliance testing. Although there would be no series production of the Gil, the factory did produce a handful of road-going models for select customers. The road car's 544 hp and dry weight of 1,100 kg produced shattering acceleration: 0-100 kph (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. Delivered new to Germany in May 1998, this 911 Gil road car has 1991 Ferrari F40  Lot #690, S/N 89523 Condition: I A approx. 20 $912,000 1996-98 As the first of the historic GT1 cars to sell at auction, its market value was difficult to predict. However, we can compare this to the conceptually .similar Mercedes Le Mans cars. A road version of the non-race-winning Mercedes CLK sold for over $950,000 at the same auction. By comparison, and given its tremendous corporate and race heritage, the Porsche seems like a bargain. On the other hand, there are cheaper supercars to be had. The Ferrari F40 is around $300,000, which seems downright cheap. Or if you really want to go slumming, how about a Jaguar XJ 220? They're positively giving them away at $125,000, but you'll have to put up with their wimpy six-cylinder engines. And of course, neither has Le Mans-winning heritage, nor are they as limited-production as the GT1. This will always be a thin market. After all, few have the resources to buy a car like this, and even fewer have the skill to drive them properly. Will the next GT1 sell at this price? Probably, as there will likely never be more than one or two for sale at a time, and scarcity keeps prices strong. We do know this for sure: The GTI is the most expensive road-going Porsche ever sold, new or used. Yes, the seller has suffered depreciation to the tune of $150k or so, but we can only assume that anyone who buys a million-dollar car isn't worried about trifles like a 15% loss of value. For the Porsche fanatic of means, this was a terrific buy. Wherever he shows up, he'll be the class of the field, the envy of everyone else at the event. And chances are that as the years go by, this car will become more collectible, rather than less.—Jim Schrager (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of Bonhams.)• COMPARABLES Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ; 1/16/2003 Not sold at $342,500 SCM ID# 30079 46  1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Lot #243, S/N WDB297397IY000023 Condition: 1 Bonhams Europe; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/26/2003 Sold at $954,384 SCM ID# 31205 Sports Car Market

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Porsche Ges riich Jim Schra er An eBay Porsche To Be Wary Of Very few sweet-running 9 1 ls are hacked into phony race cars like this one D ear Mr. Schrager: I came across this listing on eBay Motors fin- a 1970 Porsche 911. I'm new to the Porsche game, but with all the flares and things this car has, could it be a special model? Or have a lot of high-performance mods? I think it going to go cheap, and if you give the okay, I'll jump into the bidding—ES., via e-mail As described by the seller: 1970 Porsche 911 S/N 911 020 0628 This auction is for a 1970 Porsche 911. It has the 6-cylinder fuel-injected engine, 5-speed manual transmission, the odometer reads 25,900, most likely 125,900. The tires are no good, only to get the car on the trailer. I am selling this Porsche project for an older lady; this was her husband's car. He died a couple of years ago, the car sat 'til the kids started working on it. They added the ground-effects kit and prepped the car for paint. The original color was blue. The interior is okay, smells of mold, but should clean up nice. All the glass is good. It looks like the front struts were upgraded. The original struts will be included. I put a battery in it, disconnected the fuel line (I do not know the condition of the fuel in the tank) and put fresh gas down the intakes. The engine turned three or four times and lit right off. It idled until it used the gas up. If you are looking to build a classic sports car, this will make a great Nothing more than a parts car, and a fairly lousy one at that. start! Please ask as many questions as you want; this will be another of my true no-reserve auctions with a starting price of $1, and the car will sell at the closing price. WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON Buying a collector car on eBay is like going on an electronic archaeological expedition. You have to look at all the information offered and parse it very, very carefully. In this case, the seller clearly knows nothing about Porsches, so you're really on your own. Here are my conclusions. The chassis number (911 020 0628) tells us this is a 1970 911E coupe. The first three digits indicate it is a 911, the next three note the year (0 = 1970), the engine type (2 = 911E) and the body type (0 = coupe); the final four are the production sequence. Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctaylor.com

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At the right price, this has the potential to be a good deal. Es are sleeper cars in the current early 911 market. Built from 1969 to 1973, the E fit between the T and S models and had much of the S equipment, like bigger brakes, an appearance package, mechanical fuel injection and S alloy wheels. But the engine is tuned for less power, 155 (DIN) vs. 180 hp in the S (125 in the T). Despite this extra performance and equipment, Es are usually priced close to Ts. From the photos, we can see this is an E engine by the six characteristic black MFI (mechanical fuel injection) stacks, one for each cylinder, and a green-colored fiberglass fan shroud. However, we can't tell if this is a numbers-matching engine without some factory documentation, not provided. Could there be a host of go-fast mods in the engine? Probably not, at least not with the MFI still in place. MFI is precisely set for the specific cam and piston design of each engine type. Change anything—even the curve of the distributor advance—and the engine will have problems running. Therefore, it is likely that the engine is stock. Engine condition? Very few sweet-running 911s are hacked into phony race cars like this one. It may idle nicely, but that doesn't tell us much. The body is a mess. There are horrific-looking fake RSR flares installed front and rear. Note how the bumpers don't fit the new flares, a common problem when these big, wide fenders are installed. Your choices here? Budget for an RSR-type set of bumpers ($400 plus paint) or enough money to rip out the flares and return things to stock (at least $1,000). The tiny-looking wheels getting lost in those giant wheel wells are not the forged alloys that all 911Es came with, but aftermarket BBS-type basket-weave alloys. While they were once fashionable, today they're decidedly passé. The interior of a pre-1974 Porsche can be a treasure trove or a budgetary minefield. This car has the correct steering wheel, worth about $150 if the leather cover is in good shape or $50 as a core. The Wal-Mart boyracer gas pedal is wrong. The carpets are pathetic and show signs of advanced mold. I despise mold in a car, as the smell is very difficult to remove without ripping every single piece of fabric out of the car. Even at swap-meet prices, we're talking about well over $1,000 worth of carpet, headliner and door, quarter panels and seat covers that will need to be replaced. Notice that the tachometer is adjusted so the redline is pointing straight up, racer style. This is never a good sign, even for a car as rugged as a 911. The dash pad looks okay; usually it cracks right in the center. The front seats are original and worth $100-$300 each if in good shape. But these are full of mold, so other than the hinges, they're junk. The pictures of the front trunk are useless. They don't show us what we really need, the area between the front of the car and the gas tank That's where the battery is mounted, and if one has leaked, as they almost inevitably do, the acid and rust can find their way to the suspension mounting points. Not a good thing. And we are given no information about the underside of the car concerning rust, especially in the jack-post area just below the rear of the doors and in the rear torsion bar-mounting areas further back. This is not a small issue. I continue to be surprised by the number of people I see who spend loads of money modifying cars, as has been done here, that are not structurally sound. Without knowing the rust status of this car, I can see it as nothing more than a parts car, and a fairly lousy one at that. We have no wheels, no interior parts, destroyed front fenders and no stock front bumper (worth up to $500). Add to this an unknown E engine, and you don't have a ton of value. In the end, this car is a long way from being a street racer. And returning the car, cosmetically, back to stock 2.2 E configuration will cost thousands of dollars, certainly more than the car is worth. The bidding on the car started at $1, and 45 bids later it sold for $4,001. To me it was worth $1,500 at the outside, so this seller did very well. And I hope you stayed away. There's no hurry when it comes to buying junk 911s on eBay Motors—there seems to be a new one listed everyday. (Of course, there are some really nice cars listed as well.) At the right price, a junk car can be a super deal. But at the wrong price, you've just fallen into a pit with steep, slippery sides, and the only way out is by using $100 bills as steps. E-mail your Porsche questions to copyed@sportscarmarket.com , or fax them to 503.253.2234.* German Car Classifieds BMW 71 2800 CS, 3 liter with late head, new Webers, no rust, red, nice driver. $8,500, offer. 661-393-5957, 661-393-1774. CA 71 3.0 CS coupe, diamond blue, 80,000 verifiable California miles, stick shift, wood, black leather. $9,800 obo. 310-7935989. CA 73 Bavaria, maroon/tan, 5-spd, no sunroof, mostly original paint, 47,000 miles total. $7,200. Will deliver. 613-541-0965. ON, Canada ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. 76 2002, beautiful garnet red with light beige interior, sunroof, 4-spd, adult owned, garage kept, runs very well, looks excellent. $4,500. 718-474-5085. NY MERCEDES-BENZ 55 Gullwing, alloy body, speed world record. I of 29. 818-368-7226. CA 55 300S cony, body by Pininfarina, one of Take a Porsche Test Drive in Your Easy Chair! Porsche nit) Guide 711. The Complete one made, as shown on page 481 in Werner Oswald's book, all original, 55,000 miles, ready to show or drive. $195,000 part trade okay. 201-310-4433. NJ 1957 190SL 13,400 miles Red/Tan, condition 1-, Restored by Bob Platz in 1991 for 190SL Group club president. Won 1991 Best of Show at 190SL Group National Convention, arml@rochesterxr.com , 585-385-2338 58 190SL, blue with gray leather, good condition, runs & drives. dischneider@aol.com 440-546-9121. OH 60 190SL, blue, 2 tops, garaged, sleek, undercoated, no rust, runs well, western MA. $19,500. 239-293-7113. FL 69 600, Elvis Presley's DNA must be all over this handsome original swb, silver grey, full documentation and runs and looks like new, also includes lots of memorabilia. $250,000 firm. 215-968-5599. PA 1983 3805L 109,500 miles Tan/Tan, Condition 2+, one owner. Both tops, meticulously maintained. Drive train, running gear, body as new. $17,400, arml@rochesterxr.com, 585-385-2338 1987 560SEC 130,400 miles. Black/ Black, condition 2+, Meticulously main- tained, no salt with no accidents. Pristine. $15,400, arml@ rochester.rr.com . 585-385-2338 PORSCHE 53 356 coupe, #51088, older restoration complete, matching numbers, original motor (1500N), rebuilt to stock specifications. Ruby red lacquer paint, bright but checked, beige vinyl interior. paperx@snet.net $22,000. 203-431-0910. CT 55 550 Spyder Beck replica, 10,650 miles. 1915cc engine, roll bar, full weather equipment, fast, reliable, silver. $25.000 802-545-2042. VT 58 Speedster 1600S, original floors, battery box, doors, decklids, currently has disc brakes but original brakes included, also has Nerf bars but original bumper & overriders are included, engine original. $47,500. David 303-399-0007, 303-3886050. CO 64 356C cabriolet, professionally and correctly restored in 1995 to superb condition, driven little since, Glasurit silver, red Connolly hides, strong performer, perfectly maintained by third owner, you won't be disappointed. jackbenimble@juno.com $45,950. 307-527-6900. WY 65 356SC coupe, red/black. Total photo documented restoration. No rust. Webers. mbrubin18@aol.com $25,000 obo.

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American Car Profile 2002 Ford Thunderbird Neiman Marcus Edition As a true collectible, it simply fails the test. Chassis number: IFAHP64A62Y100103 n September 25, 2000, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, Neiman Marcus began taking calls from customers on a special 800 number. Two hours later, every one of the 200 Neiman Marcus-edition Thunderbirds available was sold. It was the fastest time elapsed for any of the cars offered through the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog, and a pretty good sales result for any car. At a retail price of $41,995, it was substantially less than the 188-foot-long submarine in the same catalog (yours for just $20,000,000), more practical than the $225,000 custom ice house (25 x 30 feet, guaranteed to last 24 hours in any climate) but quite a bit more than the His and Hers Kites ($2,000 a pair, includes one-hour flying lesson). 0 Neiman Marcus, the Texas-based high-end department store, has a reputation for over-the-top gifts in its annual Christmas catalog. Jets, a Chinese junk, helicopters and more have been offered in past catalogs. Cars? Neiman Marcus has had them before and since, including a James Bond-edition 1995 BMW Z3, a 1997 Sony GMC Suburban, the 1998 Audi TT, a 2001 Lexus SC430, and a 2004 Cadillac XLR. It has even sold a Thunderbird before—or actually two. Don't you remember the 1971 His and Hers editions with an electric shaver for him and a makeup mirror for the lady? Vinyl roofs and 8-track players graced the Thunderbirds for both sexes back then. The 2002 Neiman Marcus edition Thuderbirds were available in one color scheme only, Evening Black with a Satin Silver metallic hardtop. The Neiman Marcus models were serial numbered between 100026 and 100225, and carried body-style code #64. Interiors were black leather with silver accents. Both Thunderbird and Neiman Marcus logos abound—floor mats and the instrument panel have Neiman Marcus labels. The wheels were a chromed version of a style offered only in a silver color on other 2002 Thunderbirds, though the same wheels were offered up again on the 2003 Thunderbird James Bond edition. This car was sold for $40,500, including buyer's premium, at the Barrett-Jackson Petersen Museum auction, held June 21-22, 2003. The all-new 2002 Ford Thunderbird was quite possibly the worst-kept secret in automotive history. It was first "officially" seen by the public in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show in January 1999. By that time it had already appeared in magazines and on Web sites,   Web site  Alternatives  When the cars actually reached customers in fall of 2001, three years had elapsed since the debut at the show. A cheap and gaudy interior and a ride far less composed than that of the Lincoln LS that the Thunderbird was based on were just two of the rampant criticisms. In the Thunderbird's defense, its 3.9-liter V8 was silky smooth and with the top down, the car was a perfect boulevard cruiser Years produced Number produced  Original list price  Tune-up/major service Distributor cap Chassis # Engine # Varies Club .... Vintage Thunderbird Club International, do Marilyn Paliani, 1304 Greenwood, Schertz, TX 78154 Visible through windshield on driver's side SCM Investment Grade  a publicist's dream of free exposure. Yet retail delivery wasn't planned until 2001, giving prospective purchasers plenty of cooling-off time to find another trendy marque or just give up altogether The Neiman Marcus edition was introduced by Ford designer J Mays in August 2000 at the 50th anniversary Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Besides its catalog-only scarcity, the special edition offered prospective buyers a chance to be the first one on the block to own any new 'Bird Unfortunately, an expected delivery date of June 2001 failed to materialize when Ford ran into its inevitable manufacturing delays. Then, in August, its Wixom, Mich., plant went on an unplanned hiatus—something about faulty cooling fans. 2003 Ford Thunderbird "007" Limited Edition Lot #48, S/N 1FAHP62AB3Y105338 Condition: 1- Barrett-Jackson; West Palm Beach, FL; 4/11/2003 Sold for $44,550 SCM ID# 30695 Volkswagen New Beetle, Ford Mustang www.vintagethunderbirdclub.org Chrysler TC by Maserati, The days of the new Thunderbird being a status symbol with a long waiting list and a sticker over list price are long gone, never to return. In fact, much to Ford's chagrin, the car is now widely available below MSRP But even with dealer-offered discounts, sales have plummeted and Ford announced in April that it would be ending Thunderbird production after the 2005 or 2006 model year Not exactly a good omen. And what about the breathless proclamations by speculators that the new 'Birds, and especially the limited-edition Neiman Marcus versions, were sure to be "instant collectibles"? You have read similar advice in SCM before: Buying a new serial-production car and hoping to keep it for awhile, and then sell it for a profit, never—repeat, never—works. Cars like this are flavor-of-the-month specials and only hold the fickle public's interest when they are hard to get (which is why Ferrari Modena Spyders continue to sell for above sticker—Ferrari has purposefully kept a lid on production). Once anyone can stroll into a dealership and buy a T-Bird at sticker (or less), why should he pay you a profit for what is now a used car? 2002 only 200 $41,995  $385 N/A Car companies have a long tradition of producing special editions that they call "instant col- lectibles," reaching back to the Dodge La Femme of the '50s through the ludicrous badge-special "Niki Lauda" Alfa Spiders of 1978, to today's current special versions of cars like the Audi 77' and the Chrysler PT Cruiser If nothing else, these limited-edition cars usually spark enough interest to keep dealers from having to put large sums of cash on the hood to move them out. But after everyone who wants the car gets one, the laws of economics—and depreciation—take hold. As a daily driver, a new Thunderbird is a reasonable choice. But as a true collectible, with a chance at some long-term appreciation, it simply fails the test.—Dave Kinney and Jeff Sabatini• COMPARABLES eBay/Kruse; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 1/4/2002 Sold for $46,000 SCM ID# 26839 Lot #309, S/N 1FAHP60A02Y100734 Condition: 2+ 2002 Ford Thunderbird

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1.1111M1 AVANTI 63 R-1, turquoise, new tires, new inteior, including woodgrain dash pieces, new paint, excellent condition. $24,000. 800289-3551, 574-315-2512 cell. IN 85 12,900 miles, Arizona car, original owner, light blue exterior, blue leather, loaded. $23,900. 928-468-6212. AZ CHEVROLET 53 Corvette, #101, unrestored original, 2003 Greenwich Concours; #101, older restoration, NCRS Top Flight, 1996 Bloomington Special Collection, registered for Corvette Carlisle Display. $130,000 each; negotiable for pair. 718-979-3655. NY 57 Corvette, 2 tops, red, white coves, 283-hp fuelie, Wonderbar, California car, professionally restored frame-off, has history, no disappointments, all numbers match, nothing finer, serial #3307. $70,000. 717-648-1708. PA 62 Corvette, 250 hp, 3-spd, #s match, #2 condition, both tops, fawn beige, gorgeous. rkurz9@comcast.net $42,000. 856-2327526. NJ 65 Impala, this car is a fully documented 1965 Impala L78, 396/425 hp car, needs complete restoration, however, has a very solid body from Georgia, needs trunk pan. $20,000. 330-209-3031 after 8 p.m. OH 66 Chevelle SS 396/325, 4-speed, solid original, unmolested with all original body panels, no rust, matching numbers throughout, no power options, runs excellent, Aztec bronze. $24,000, trades? 540-3381960. VA 67 Camaro coupe, 34,700 miles, all #s AFiCtA  ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. matching, 327/210 hp, column shift Powerglide, 98% original, new emerald turquoise paint, parchment interior, 2 sets of wheels, new duals, looks great, runs drives excellent. $10,900 obo. 231-882-0426. MI 67 Nova SS, original yellow hdtp, black buckets, deluxe int, console, 283 V8, auto, a/c, bumper guards, t glass, redlines, Rallyes, no rust, GA car, 46,000 mi. P-O-P, warranty book, window sticker, Super Chevy winner. $23,000. 740-682-6176, 740-352-3049. OH 68 Impala, convertible, matching number 396. 4-spd posi car, pa, pb, tach, gauges, AM/FM w/rear seat speaker, running lamps, etc, original red, white top, white interior, 80% original paint, needs restoration, 80,000 original miles. $6,500. Don 856-467-7966. NJ 69 Camaro RS/SS, 396-375 hp, hugger orange with correct numbers, many original parts on car, 4:10 rear end, Muncie M-22 transmission, motor out of car and ready for assembly, car is perfect for a 100 pt show car with little work. $17,000 obo. Jason 330-697-2545. OH 71 Chevelle SS 454, M-22 4-speed, matching numbers, cranberry red, bucket seats, console, recent paint and interior, 86,700 original miles, cowl induction, looks great, runs great. $23,500 obo. 973-533-9190. NJ 72 Chevelle LS6 SS hardtop, marina blue w/white stripes, automatic, body-off restoration 10 years ago and driven 500 miles since. $20,000. 315-363-5479. NY 73 Camaro Z28, LT four speed, 3:73 posi, all #s match, new correct midnight green, new green cloth interior, ps, pdb, gauges, factory headers, correct wheels, beautiful car. $13,900 obo. 231-882-0426. MI 74 Corvette Stingray, dark brown, T-tops, 1 of 400, brown with Muncie 4-spd, matching numbers, new a/c system, restored. $14,900 obo. 706-313-6396, 706-2598568. GA 75 Cosworth Vega, #1369, black/white, 4-spd, rear defogger, popout rear windows, some rust, fuel injection still installed, very complete restorable car. $1,450. Dave 856358-0472. NJ DODGE 69 1/2 Super Bee M-code, original 6-pack motor, butterscotch, 727 auto date coded transmission, vinyl roof, bucket seats, rebuilt front end, new brakes and a very high level of restoration, featured in May 98 Mopar Muscle magazine. Asking low $40,000s. 772-546-2725. FL 70 Challenger convertible, R/T look, matching numbers, restored, 383, rare factory 335 hp, slapstick, power top, red, black interior, all original. $35,000. 714337-3741. CA 70 Charger R/T, numbers matching car (440 automatic), B5 blue exterior with white interior and bumblebee stripe, car comes with complete documentation. $33,500. Andrew 978-779-2846 eves. MA 71 Challenger Rh, 426 Hemi, ps, pb, a/t, steel wheels, bias ply tires, 3:23 Sure Grip, performance hood, rear window louvers, bucket seats, center console, rally gauges, FE5, red, black interior, 35,000 original miles, 1 of 12 made, investment grade vehicle. $155,000. 714-742-2832. CA 74 Charger, Rally 440, 1 of 208 440 Chargers built in 1974, a/t, a/c, currently has 383 but numbers matching block and heads are included, minimal rust, runs and drives excellent. $5,000. 507-332-2298. 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H&11.4uctions Race Car Profile 1965 Brabham BT 8 Sports Racer With big engines, they will introduce you to religion at the top end of fifth gear Chassis number: SC-2-65 Engine number: 430-17-1287 T he Brabham BT 8 is one of the most desirable of the Coventry Climax-engined sports cars of the 1960s. Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac laid down nine chassis for the 1964 season, just two in 1965, and only one chassis in 1966. The car described here, from '65, is the best known and most successful of all, chassis SC-2-65, which was first supplied to Bill Kay in the U.S. for Peter Revson to drive. Originally fitted with a 2.0-liter Coventry Climax engine, SC-2-65 was entered by Kay Racing in the SCCA Championship. A 2.7-liter Coventry Climax (430-17-1287) was substituted from BS-2-65 when the car was returned to the UK. In period, BT 8s were powered by various other engines, including the BRM and Oldsmobile V8s. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder with dry sump and separate oil tank was rebuilt by Tony Mantle while in BS-2-65, with a new cylinder block, steel crankshaft. Carrillo rods and Omega pistons, resulting in a 10.5: 1 compression ratio. It ran with 55 Webers jetted and choked for midrange power. The engine was last serviced in 2001 with bearings, valves, valve springs and piston rings all renewed. Car and engine subsequently finished second overall at Silverstone in the British GP support race. The Hewland HD5 fivespeed gearbox, correct as per the FIA papers, has been recently checked over by specialist JP Race and the transmission has only been used once since. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  This car sold for $158,650, including buyer's premium, at the H&H London auction held May 7, 2003. The car had been privately offered prior to the auction in the $165k range, so the result seems market correct. My company owned this car from late '92 through early 2000 and sold it for about $125,000 gross to the UK. It's a glorious, beautifid, greathandling car, clearly the class of the small sports racers. As such, BT 8s sell for half again to twice as much as any of their competitors. A slight Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  varies (they're virtually all repro motors anyway, including the one in the subject car; Tony Mantle and Crosswaithe & Gardner both make them) Brabham Register, 1611 A lvinia Ave.. Sacramento, CA 98522 www.nvo.com/ Brabhams/registercontact/ Alternatives  Elva Mk 8, Elva Mk 7/BMW. Lotus 23 SCM Investment Grade  anachronism, they were designed as 2-liter sports racers in a world that was very rapidly moving toward American V8 power: BT 8s (and the roughly equivalent Elva Mk 8) had stronger frames, more driver room, a lot more tire and a bit more brake than their predecessors, the Lotus 23s and Elva Mk 7s. They did not, however, have enough frame, tire, etc. to deal with the 5-liter-plus V8s that were suddenly becoming dominant. This made the cars a commercial failure and only 12 were sold. All 12 are well known, so weeding out fakes is relatively easy. In contemporary vintage racing, BT 8s are generally gridded with the four-cylinder cars rather than the V8s, so a competent driver will have a reasonably easy time running at the front. If you're serious about this category of car, there are a number of things to watch for Only two BT 8s raced new with bigger than a 2-liter engine (SC-7-64 and SC-8-64, which ran 2.7-liter engines). Virtually every BT 8 carried a larger-than2-liter engine before it was put out to pasture, but technically they all 1963 Elva-Porsche Mk 7 STL Lot #255, S/N 70P/044L Condition: 2+ Bonhams; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/26/2003 Not sold at $118,000 SCM ID# 31194 A should be 2-liter cars. Ifyou want to race in Europe, and the BT 8 you're looking at has a larger engine, be sure the F1A paperwork is in order or that you have made contact with the F1A about the possibility of getting it. As SC-2-65, born with a 2-liter has FIA papers allowing it to run the 2.7-liter it is possible to get the necessary documents. The correct transaxle is a Hewland HD5. This is the first scratch-designed and -built Hewland; the earlier Mark series were built around VW cases. The HD5 is notoriously fragile, with parts about as available as hen's teeth. Your options are to live with this hand grenade, convert to an FT transaxle (which the FIA does not consider to be an acceptable configuration) or convert the HD cases to accept FT internal parts. While this is entirely possible, it is neither easy nor cheap because the shaft centers are just slightly different and everything has to be re-machined I recently had an HD converted to FT and the bill was $12,000. 1964-66 12 $4,250-$5,300 $ 1,000-$1,600 $50 varies, tag on body A properly set-up BT 8 is a joy to drive quickly and is predictable near the limit. The body is somewhere between very pretty and flat-out gorgeous, but it was designed at a time when aerodynamics meant low drag, not high-speed lift control. BT8s with big engines will introduce you to religion at the top end offifih gear Just past start/finish at Elkhart, to be exact, when you crest the hill, you keep your fingertips on the wheel, stay in the absolute middle of the track and pray nobody makes you do anything sudden. You drive a l0000ng way ahead of the car. It's not evil—it just doesn't have much weight on the tires. Adding a selection of chin spoilers, dive planes and rear spoilers that never came from the factory but were most definitely used in the era is recommended, despite the ugly-factor they add. Chassis setup and spring rates are also crucial to keeping the car on the ground In this case, 'factory original" can be very scary. Overall, this particular BT 8 has to rank as one of the best. It has period history with Peter Revson, FIA papers for its oversized engine, and has been well-documented all its life.—Thor Thorson (Historic and descriptive information courtesy of H&H.). COMPARABLES 1958 Cooper Type 49 Monaco Lot #11I, SN CM/2/59 Condition: 2- Bonhams; Chichester. UK; 9/6/2002 Sold at $173,940 SCM 1D# 30884

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••••••••• ••••••••••••.V.V.V.V.W.V.V.V.".•••• • • • • • • • %••••••• .•••••••••••1 ' nomiummrsrAnnew II '' '' Lotus 51B Formula Ford, straight, unmolested frame wino leaks, current roll bar, uprated motor. Hewland gearbox, California oil tank, new Aeroquip, wheel bearings, Heims, brakes & masters, new fuel cell in original tank, not raced since complete restoration. $14,500. Steve 805-383-2864 work. 805-492-5068 home. CA 27 American LaFrance Chiefs speedster, 6-cyl, yellow, perfectly restored. $55,000. 303-393-1424. CO 29 Dreyer-Miller Indy race car, 4-cyl dohc engine, #16, completely restored. Mr. Per Gjerdrum. mads.gjerdrum@pergjerdrum.n o +47 91132350. Norway • • • • • • IN 48 Midget (Kurtis?), V8 60, museum quality, tube frame, all aluminum body, new paint, interior, chrome, fresh driveline, late '40s time warp, Bell wheel, hand pump, brakes, S-W 2-5/8 curved glass gauges, chromed suspension, solid Halibrands, Edelbrock heads, dual intake w/Strombergs, Pouden magneto, interesting history. $18,950. Bob Ryan 6l2-8892212. MN 53 OSCA MT4 LeMans car, Phil Hill, also raced Sebring 12 hours, Watkins Glen, etc, much race history, an original, matching numbers car in excellent condition, full history. j.procter@btintemet.com Jonathan Procter 44-207-262-8330 phone, 44-207262-8340 fax. UK. 53 Jaguar XK 120, pure competition car, history includes several famous drivers including Brian Redman at Sebring, complete with many spares including two engines (3.4 and 3.8), finished in Olde English White. ejohnbevans@cs.com $45,000 or $40,000 without spares. 908730-9642. NJ 57 Corvette vintage race car. Venetian red, 311 cid, Tex Racing Super T-I0, 3:70 posi, SVRA logbook, '80s history, race or show. loucerchio@aol.com $48,000 offer, Corvette trades. 302-234-7974 before 9 p.m. DE 59 Elva Courier Mk H, super modified, beautifully prepared SC-SCCA race car. full race MG engine, close ratio transmission. Accusump, fuel cell, roll cage, show quality paint, alloy interior, Panasports, Carrera shocks, the best of everything, identical to the 2002 SCCA E Production National Champion winning Elva, sacrifice at $29,500. 203-377-6746. CT 63 Devin Triumph alloy V8 vintage racing project, TR4 chassis, 2 Buick. 1 Olds 215 V8s, 2 sets 72-spoke wheels, correct alloy racing gearbox and bellhousing, speed parts, manifolds, unmounted Devin body, much more, call for details/pies. $8,000. 773-925-1221 . IL 63 Lotus 7 S2, 1500 Cosworth, SB1878, rhd, restored by GMT Racing, new alum triangulated powder coat chassis, Quaife LS cliff, Accusump big valve head, ae race cam, wide rear fenders. Brooklands windscreens, fuel cell, 5 Lotus Wobbly Web Mags, high cap radiator, Spal fans (idles forever on a hot day), nickel plated susp links, ign, cut-off, f/r adjustable brake master cyl. markrnhd@bellatlantic.net $33,200. 914-478-1511. NY ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! ONLY $15. See page 93 for details. 64 Sunbeam Tiger, prototype #1, built by Ken Miles, s/n 89I09464, various one-off features, fully documented w/signed letter from Ian Garrard, mentioned in every Tiger book, fabulous nut and bolt restoration performed while owned by Bo Cheadle, 100% correct and authentic. royalbooks@aol.com $74,900. Roger 303-918-0079. CO 65 Cooper Formula 2, F2/10/65 Model T-75, ex-Works car sold by Ken Tyrrell to USA, one of last ten Cooper Formula 2 cars made, MAE Ford, dyno 120-bhp, 5-spd Webster, BRG, white stripes, spare body, nose, tail, not raced since fresh restoration. vintage8@aol.com $40,000. 201-825-4548. NJ 66 GTO convertible, pre-street Donovan 632 cid, 1,500 hp show car, has won many shows, too many features to list. 6 12-8754040. MN. 67 Fiat-Abarth 1000 OTS coupe, factory paint, loads of patina, last raced 1968, fresh mechanical restoration, full race engine, close ratio 4-spd, Campagnolos, no rust. mahlon@sycraft.com $20,000. Mahlon Craft, 860-542-6060. CT 68 Titan Mk III F-2/B, twin can, frame-up rebuild started, many new parts. $14,500. JB Welch 312-983-8980. IL 69 Corvette Motion Phase III, fully documented, tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate, owner history and authenticity letter from Motion Joel Rosen, limited production Phase III 482 ci engine, 600 hp, 4-spd and Hone overdrive, many other Phase III options, 14,900 original miles, stored 30 years, completely original and untouched. $175,000. 215-962-1963. PA 71 Lola T-240 Formula B, Atlantic, Lotus twin cam, Newland FT-200, restored orig, w/fresh motor, spares including fresh 416B Brian Hart motor, custom open tilt trailer, history. $38,000. 707-887-1906. CA 79 Penske PC7, #06, Rick Mears Team car, restored, 388 Chevy, aluminum Donovan engine, Brodix. Hewland, raced Indy with Chevy. $49,900. 636-227-3959. MO 80 Alfa 179B-004, Giacomelli points winning car, great sounding, competitive, Italian 12-cylinder Fl car at 1/3 price of a Ferrari, race ready, tons of spares, recent paint, fresh engine. pstoneberg@usa.net $190,000. 925-258-0175. CA 81 GR3, three time Can Am Series championship winning car, 1982 Al Unser Jr, 1983 Jacques Villeneuve and 1985 Rich Miaskiewicz, all log books, hasn't turned a wheel since 1985, extensive spares package, as raced condition. rmias@aol.com $195,000. Rick 303-783-9115. CO 81 Maurer F2, BMW racing motor, champion winning car, extensive historical file (20 lb), very Shadow design, must sell, lost storage. denverlucy@aol.com $25,000. 720-838-6878. CO 95 Mustang CT convertible, red, 25K miles, hi-performance enhancements, ($40,000 invested), 700 horsepower supercharger, includes 6 chrome 17" wheels, ready for speed. $18,000 obo. 800-8257221.CA• GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES! 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Market Report Overview "Great interior, great history, real eye candy. I wish I could own it!" -Dan Grunwald, Bloomington Gold THIS MONTH: SCM Experts rate 172 cars! 1.1994 McLaren Fl, $961,875, C 2.1923 Mercedes 28/95 roadster, $756,000, B-1 3.1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, $645,750, M-S 4.1963 Ferrari 400 Supermerica, $432,000, B-.1 5. 1926 Bugatti Type 37 race car, $312,336, C 6.1963 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, 5252,000, M-S 7.1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 coupe, 5166,374, B-S 8.1963 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, $149,625, M-S 9.1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 coupe, 5145,800, B-J SALES THIS ISSUE T 10. 1986 Ford RS200 coupe, S130,734, B-S here's a little something for everyone in this issue, from beater C4 Corvettes under $4,000 to classic Mercedes over $800,000. The collector car community is made up of varying economic strata, with one thing in common: Everyone's looking for a good buy. But just what constitutes a good buy? For a hobbyist-restorer, it might be an interesting car in terrible condition, like the nasty but complete '31 Rolls 20/25 on page 64. For a $9,500 investment, it will provide him with hours of entertainment and give him something to talk about with his buddies at upcoming car club meetings. And think of the fun he'll have at swap meets wearing a "Rolls Parts Wanted" sign. For others, collecting is all about getting the very best and being willing to pay for it. But getting the best doesn't always mean Total Sales (in millions) $4.5 - $4.0 - $3.5 - $3.0 - $2.5 - $2.0 - $1.5 - $1.0 2001 2002 IIII Barrett-Jackson Petersen • SCM 1 6 Scale  - Condition Rutin s:  • Bonharns Sussex (Goodwood) 1: National contours standard/perfect  2: Ver lood club contours, some small flaws  3- Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some a.larent flaws  2003 Christie's London getting the most expensive. There's a perfect example of that in this issue, the handsomely restored '62 Impala four-door sedan that sold for nearly the same amount, $9,250 (page 69). A two-door '62 coupe in the same condition would cost at least $15,000, a convertible double that at $30,000. For the reasonable sum spent here, the buyer has a like-new, ready-to-enjoy car that hits his hot button and that his friends will surely admire, if only for the rarity of restored sedans. Each car description in these reports offers a nugget of information about a particular car, its condition and value. If you're looking for the same kind of car, read it carefully and take note. The more information you have, the better prepared you will be when it comes time to write your own check.-Keith Martin+ SALES COMPARISON McLaren sets standard at Christie t. scmBest Buys 1. 1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II, $42,849, B-S 2. 1986 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit sedan, $12,372, C 3.1951 Bentley 41/4-Litre sedan, 21,510, B-N 4.1981 Ferrari 400i coupe, $21,600, B-J 5.1988 Porsche 911 Turbo convertible, $24,219, B-S A great deal on a big Healey at Goodwood. iNSide Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA (B-1)  p.56 Christie's, London, UK (C)  Mecum, St. Paul, MN (M-St)  p.62 p.68 Bonhams, Northamptonshire, UK (B-N) p.71 Mecum, St. Charles, IL (M-S)  Bonhams, Sussex, UK (B-S)  Mecum, Pomona, CA (M-P)  5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6- A wretched car onl iood for 'arts p.75 p.77 p.81

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Market Reports  ENGLISH Barrett-Jackson Los Angeles, California June 21-22, 2003 Auctioneers.  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  cIliA rnta• V IV  Sale total:  Tom "Spunky" Assiter, Mark Gelman, Jim Landis and Amy Sparkes 163 93 al IV S4,200,000 High sale: #167, 1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio roadster sold for S756,000, including buyer's premium Premium: 8% (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by John Apen, Chip Baldoni and David Slama Market opinions in italics A fter three years of hard work, it seems Barrett-Jackson has finally broken the Los Angeles auction code. While its first two years were decent, with sales of $3,401,301 in 2001 and $3,250,596 in 2002, frankly, just matching up with what it had done in the past wasn't going to cut it. Putting on an event in LA is difficult, if only because Los Angelenos are notoriously fickle, and they always have a huge number of activities to choose from. This was the make-or-break year. Learning from the past, Barrett-Jackson moved its event to Saturday and Sunday (from Friday night and Saturday), consigned more cars and once again raised the bar in terms of the quality of cars on offer. While the parking lot of the Petersen Museum will never be a Scottsdale jumbo tent, the organizers have done a good job of dressing it out. Further, having the Petersen gala Thursday night helps, as the glitterati get a chance to look over cars while sipping California Merlots. The collection of cars offered was diverse in style but generally well presented and in top-flight condition. A 1962 Porsche 356 B cabriolet in superb shape made $108,000. It had previously been a part of the Petersen collection, so I suppose the new owner can say the car is of "museum quality." The featured cars were a 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica and a 1923 Mercedes 28/95 Targa Florio. The Superamerica sold for a surprisingly high $432,000. The Mercedes, winner of two Pebble Beach firstplace awards, sold post-block for $756,000, which some thought was very reasonable. Craig and his team should be pleased, as they've stuck it out where many auction companies have failed before. We've always thought LA is a logical place for a top-flight auction, and after rolling up their sleeves and grinding it out for three years, B-J has proved that it is.—D.S. 56 wire wheels. Shiny chrome. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,840. TCs were largely responsible for the post-war sports car boom in the US, despite their antiquated frame, suspension and protruding fenders. High in charm and historical significance. A fair buy, just don't be in a hurry to get anywhere. #200-1963 JAGUAR XKE Convertible. S/N 878299. Steel blue/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 312 miles. Customized and nice. Venolia pistons, aluminum radiator, stainless steel exhaust and headers. Lightweight flywheel. 4.2 dash, electronic fuel injection. Plastic fender flares, Mini Lite wheels. Scratches on left front fender, rock chips on front of hood. Good glass and rubber, custom interior with red piping. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,500. More and more old Minis are popping up since the introduction of BMW's new Mini and the resultant mania. The price of this one would normally be considered strong for an S conversion, but buyer should be okay so long as the craze is alive. FRENCH #152-1964 FACEL VEGA II Coupe. S/N HK2B111. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 59,025 miles. Corvette small-block engine S70/. #216-1948 MG TC Convertible. S/N XPAG4436. Red/red leather. RI-ID. Odo: 19 miles. Body straight, paint better than average but not great. Steering wheel worn, dash aged, mirror glass hazy. New top. New chrome Barrett-Jackson - Los Angeles, CA work—think baby Cobra. Price was on the high side given condition, but no harm done if the car drives out well. #115-1973 MORRIS MINI COOPER S Coupe. S/N CA257172774. Black/leather and cloth. LHD. Odo: 58,250 miles. Converted to S specs: upgraded brakes, instruments, wood series brakes, Wildwood calipers. T5 BorgWarner 5-speed, Aldan shocks, Suffolk & Turley interior. Hardtop included. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $79,380. A crowd favorite and a difficult car to value. Basically a new car that has been engineered for a modern lifestyle with performance, dependability and safety upgrades. The best of the old and new However all the money for a modified E-type. #444-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER SI Convertible. S/N 382000175. British Racing Green/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 72,440 miles. Nmeouluigniarnmepp rfAr wheels. Doors out of alignment, no license plates. Paint fair, but dull; rock chip in front, poor touch-up. Dirty, worn interior. Pitting and rusting to top latches. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $21,060. An example of the semi-successful marriage of US V8 power and English coach- r 6 Sports Car Market ,400•1 original was a Chrysler). Yellowed marker ights, knock-off ears badly tweaked. Dull chrome, dull paint, chips around headlights. Smells bad. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $43,200. Another huge-money sale for a stylish, but often ignored car Wrong engine, many problems, but still did well. Maybe we've forgiven the cheese-eating surrender-monkeys already. GERMAN #167-1923 MERCEDES 28/95 TARGA FLORIO Roadster. S/N 26721. Eng. #55175. Gray, black/red. LHD. Odo: 334 miles. 7.2

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Barrett-Jackson - Los Angeles, CA  liter six-cylinder "aircraft-type" engine. 40year-old resto with some small flaws, but chrome, interior, engine compartment, chassis still splendid. Beautiful patina. Has traveled nine miles in nine months. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $756,000. Reportedly 1 of 4 short chassis extant. Post-block sale to Robert Petersen, who bought it for the Museum, after $700k high bid Saturday. First Mercedes to carry the tri-star and can be driven. No sale Bonhams 8/2002 at $720k, $89k below reserve. #173-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 55-00533. Silver/red. LHD. Odo: 15,722 miles. Completely restored, exterior and interior appear perfect cosmetically. First owner was renowned Porsche and Market Reports paperwork documenting restoration seemed to be available. No one representing the car. Bid plus commission was very fair offer Seller will fix trunk. #141-I962 PORSCHE 356B Cabriolet. S/N 156426. White/black leather. LHD. Odo: 9,754 miles. High-performance Super 90 engine. Factory hardtop with sunroof. Two chips on engine lid from hitting tonneau cover snaps. Black/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 14,464 miles. Not a scratch or flaw on it. While I'm generally not fond of this model, I found this car appealing. Both tops, optional rear seat cushions. Last year for roadster style. From the William Prizer Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,860. The near perfect condition of this car was enough tojustib, bids thousands above price-guide estimates. Value will drop with every mile and door ding. But a near-instant convertible classic for C-class money. ITALIAN #168-1963 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA Coupe. S/N 3949. Eng. #3949. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 46,196 miles. Exhibited at '62 Turin Auto Show. Nice Borrani wires, Ferrari factory race driver Maglioli. Third owner was Lothar Motschenbacher. Equipped with racing camshaft and suspension. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $270,000. A lot of Gullwings to choose from. Right color, interesting history, mods that the Gullwing guys like. Bid seemed like it could have been enough to get the job done. #223-1957 BMW ISETTA 300 One-Door Coupe. S/N 574548. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 21,122 miles. Rare tropical front door (two vents). Chrome fair to poor. Sunroof. Rudge wheels. Rear ski rack. Belongs to museum. Scratch on left rear taillight, paint chips on hardtop brackets. Good panel fits, nice car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $108,000. A breathtaking price, as for $100k there are even a few nice 12cylinder cars that can be had. Yet 356s always seem to do well in LA. The sunroof-hardtop added value, to be sure, but not THAT much value. #431-1977 PORSCHE 911 Cabriolet. S/N 9117201031. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 48,256 miles. VIN on window post missing (painted over). Gemballa conversion: elecric top (trim piece missing), slant nose, whale tail, side molding (cracked). Engine bay a original luggage, radio. Paint, retrimmed interior still acceptable. Like-new engine bay. Chassis could use detailing. Looks like a great driver and decent concours entrant, if not a trophy-winner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $432,000. Very strong price, indicative of a climbing market. Many SAs have gone across the block in the last three years, most selling close to $350k. The most expensive one, for $391k at Christie 's Pebble Beach 2001, was a completely original, unrestored car. #156-1966 LAMBORGHINI 350 CT Coupe. S/N 0358. Silver/black. LHD. Odo: 23,112 miles. Window trim worn, chrome door handles pitted, rear bumper plating thin. Carpets worn, window felts bad, interior okay. Bolt to hold engine cover. Paint okay—no major flaws. Four door dings on left side. Luggage rack. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,420. What Editor Martin sometimes refers to as a souvenir—"I came for a Ferrari and 1 didn't want to go home empty-handed" Sale price is within expected range, even $15k wouldn't have surprised. #173.1-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 75-00440. Rose/tan. LHD. Odo: 38 miles. Appeared to be just another high-buck, perfect body-off restoration. That is, until a ramp accident put a nice dent in the rear end. Rare paint color must have been unpopular when new and didn't excite this crowd. Rebuilt transmission and rear end. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $225,000. I of 4 factory-original strawberry metallic roadsters (looked more pink rose than strawberry). No October, 2003 mess, carpet torn, modified wiring. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,960. This car 's time has come and gone. Two successive speed bumps may be enough to jar some of the many add-ons loose. To think that at one brief moment this was the pinnacle of Porschedom and now it is just a Stuttgart Countach. Right money. #191-1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL Roadster. S/N WDBBA48D6KA100023. DOHC V12, six Webers, five-speed, all independent suspension and disc brakes. New tires on recently redone Borrani wires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $48,060. 1 of 143 built. Unrestored car that has been well cared for but is showing aches of Italian old age—paint fair, hood wavy. Engine looks better than rest of car—a good sign for the mechanicals? Great ones bring $80k and more; this was fair here. #411-1967 ASA 1000 GT Coupe. S/N 01196. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 2,751 miles. Hood fit imperfect. Interior clean, tidy. Great paint, clean engine bay, good chrome, good glass. Left rear window fit off. Claimed "complete nut-and-bolt restoration" finished 1998. Restoration records, books and tools. 57

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Market Reports  Some smoke on start-up. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $30,240. About 57 cars are accounted for out of a possible production of 130 cars between 1962 and 1965. A great restoration that can be driven and enjoyed. High price, but justified for a fully fettled concours car that will get you on the lawn at most events. #192-1969 DE TOMASO MANGUSTA Coupe. S/N 8MA712. Red/brown leather. LHD. Odo: 184 miles. Ground-up resto completed 1995 at claimed cost of $225,000. To look at this engine compartment, you need sunglasses; to say it was chromed is an understatement. Overheated while crossing the block. People's Choice at 1995 Concorso Italian°. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,420. At least the vendor didn't call it a quarter-of-a-million "investment." Mangustas are beautiful and barely usable cars, due to De Tomaso's typical disregard for practicality. This price was in line with other Mangusta sales. #149-1970 FERRARI 365 CT 2+2 Coupe. S/N 12651. Light blue/black. LHD. Odo: 59,909 miles. Attractive five-star-style Cromodoras with XWXs. Minor bubbles to re- paint. Good color, attractive car. Nice interior, some wear to rear. Rear chrome thin, pits to pot-metal taillight surrounds. Surprisingly, trunk lid fit way off. Started, idled well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $43,740. Appears to be well maintained. Fair price if mechanicals check out as well as they appear. Could be a really neat first Ferrari for a family man. #169-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. S/N 14819. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 22,947 miles. Borranis, Beck- 59,378 miles. Very good looking from 20 feet. Paint okay, panel fit about normal, glass good. Seats and armrests show wear, dash leather shrunk and hard. No detailing to chassis, engine 58  color and options offered by CA dealer. Factory options: Fl transmission, fender shields, electric seats, CD player, xenon lights, rear challenge grille, red brake calipers. 19" Hamann wheels, Fuchs SS exhaust. Cond: 1. Sports Car Market above-average used 308 with expensive but once cool, now tacky and dated Gotti wheels. Two owners. Books and records. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Bid was enough for one of the infamous potential oil burners. These 1981s should only be bought after thorough inspection and complete service records. Was the engine ever updated? #143-1981 FERRARI 400i Coupe. S/N 35097. Light brown/light tan. LHD. Odo: leases, converted in Arizona and with Arizona title. 19" chrome HRE modular wheels, sixspeed, Fiorano handling package, Fuchs stainless steel exhaust. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $310,000. Number 434 of 448 made. The market is very soft for this "end-of-the-model-run" speciaL They were hot for a few months, and have gone cold, cold, cold since. This bid was all the money and then some. #465-2002 FERRARI 360 Spyder. S/N ZFFYT53B000128551. Red/tan. LHD. Odo: 130 miles. Euro car. As new, no flaws, right bubbles to very nice paint. Chassis clean with original Euro headers, exhaust. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Bid seemed fair. Maybe lack of A/C held back LA bidders. Just didn't have the feel of "completeness" that the yellow car did. Nonetheless, bid was light by at least $10k. #442-1981 FERRARI 308 GTSi. S/N ZFFAA02AXBO035639. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 19,725 miles. Fair repaint with some minor bubbling. Original nice interior. A slightly With original wheels, books and maintenance records.Two owners. Original paint and interior. Sony sound system with subwoofer covered in factory original carpet. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $57,000. Looks like a TR you could buy and put 20,000 miles on with little or no maintenance expense, and when you sell maybe end up costing less than $.50 a mile. Only downside is you have to like white and find a buyer who does, too. Try $70k here. #461-2001 FERRARI 550 BARCHETTA Spyder. S/N ZFFZR52B000124412. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 445 miles. From same Beverly Hills dealer as the red 360 (Lot #465). New Euro car with DOT and EPA re- er Mexico stereo. Nice paint, vent windows converted to bolt-on latches. Interior nice but pedal pads badly worn. Dash material original, showing typical loss of nap. Engine clean, not concours. Mark X ignition subbed for Marelli. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $145,800. Original hood struts unable to hold hood open, chassis clean but not detailed, fabricated "hot rod" exhaust system. A surprisingly high price, given how many Daytonas are for sale. Maybe they are finally bouncing back. #462-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. S/N 14115. Red/black, red inserts. LHD. Odo: 25,354 miles. Euro car with plexi nose panel. Imported by Chinetti for Sebring, but no race history. Comp-type extended cold-air intake. Underhood clean. Small Barrett-Jackson - Los Angeles, CA has replacement MSD box. Five-speed. Power steering and windows. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,600. A decent average used car with a V12 and four seats. At $21,000, with 5-speed, seems like a real deal. Oh, everyone forgot to mention that it has a California salvage title. Still, if it drives out well, a small bargain. #175-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. SN ZFFSG17AXKO080291. Eng. #F103A04016349. White/tan. LHD. Odo: 15,307 miles. US TR that shows like a new car.

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Market Reports  NOT SOLD AT $215,000. Conversion by Arizona firm. Ferrari Market Letter has 33 360 Spyders this week at asking prices from $200,000 to $230,000. Could have been sold at reported bid without remorse. JAPANESE #145-1977 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ-40 Utility Vehicle. S/N FJ40257322. Red/ gray vinyl. LHD. Odo: 60,269 miles. Ex-Gillian Anderson of "X-Files" fame. Tinted glass is aged. CD player. Dash paint dull. Passenger only 98 equipped with air conditioning. A rare car in need of a lot of cosmetic attention. Price seems a bit high but the market on these cars is climbing. #131-1959 FORD THUNDERBIRD "ELVIRA MACABRE-MOBILE" Convertible. S/N H9YHI67265. Black/leopard-print cloth. LHD. Odo: 98,290 miles. Broken antenna. Purple rocker covers. Decorations: spider-web wow seat torn, driver's seat saggy. Rust on interior metal, average respray with some chips and flaws. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,420. Vintage SUVs are a growing market. Most of these Fis have had America V8s installed. No doubt that Anderson's promise to sign the car (read that as "maybe meet") bumped the value a bit. Figure $8k without the celebrity add-on. AMERICAN #206-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Convertible. S/N VC57S252422. Red/red and gray vinyl. LHD. Odo: 5,896 miles. 283-c.i., 250-hp fuel-injected V8. Chrome fair with body not worth painting, dings in front and some deep scratches. Hood does not line up. Continuation car. Halibrand mag wheels. Simpson four-point harness with correct rollbar bracket, Holley carbs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. These "found a title in the coffee can" cars offer a viable alternative to a real 427, at less than one-third the price. With just $82k invested, you can actually go and beat them up a little without worrying. The right price. #136-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 Coupe. S/N 138177Z103774. Burgundy/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 95,870 miles. 489-c.i., 550-hp V8, four-speed. Interior near perfect, aftermarket stereo. Originally Butternut Yellow. Roller cam, balanced and Barrett-Jackson - Los Angeles, CA grille, eyeballs with skeleton hands on fenders, bat on nose, lady with wings on hood, skull and crossbones on wheels, barbed wire around license plate, coffin on trunk. Didn't start easily. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. A creepy car that would be pelfect to take your goblins trick or treating next Halloween. Although featured in "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark" and restored by George Barris, nobody at the auction seemed to care very much. #415-196I FORD ECONOLINE Pickup. S/N El OSH125896. Candy Apple Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 49,705 miles. Clean interior. Unwoven areas in carpet. Rubberized blueprinted crank. Trunk and engine bay clean. Hard to fault. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,400. A beautiful restoration that is good enough to show or drag. If the personalization agrees with the new owner he bought the car at a discount. Forget numbers matching, measure the rubber stripe on the pavement. #164-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 1943775106192. Burgundy/ brown. LHD. Odo: 29,684 miles. 427-c.i., 400-hp V8, 4-speed. Tr-Power and factory air combo rare. No power brakes or steering, some hazing. Powerglide. Original vacuum wiper booster, twin antennas, wheel skirts, factory Continental kit. Delaminated vent windows, orange peel and poor paint around door handle, scratches to hood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $56,160. Price is right on the money A car in similar condition without the Continental kit failed to sell for $44,000 the month prior at Kruse/Las Vegas. #219-1957 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MK II Coupe. S/NI C5603685. Green/green and white leather. LHD. Odo: 62,355 miles. V8, auto. Paint good, top has scratches. Interior smells. Missing lock plunger, driver's seat well worn, door panels loose, interior stitching separated in several areas. Clock works. Carpet faded and pulled up in places. Rusty exhaust ports. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $23,760. 1 of 444 hand-built Lincolns in 1957 and 1 of 60  scratch-resistant bed. Dull chrome, scratched pass-through window, scratched and rusted rear bumper, busted antenna. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,800. The most unnerving driving position of any car at the auction with possibly the exception of the Isetta. Your knees are your bumpers, your lungs your airbags. Decent car cheap fun, a classy summer dirtbike hauler #170-1965 SHELBY COBRA 4000 SERIES Coupe. S/N CSX4173. Bare aluminum/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 41 miles. 427-c.i., 450-hp V8, four-speed. Brushed aluminum built for straight-line acceleration. Fresh-looking paint, some minor orange peel. Headlights don't come up. Small dings on glovebox, around ignition. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $59,400. Only 2,101 'Vettes were built with the 400-hp 427 in 1967. Decent price for a lightly optioned coupe; all the money is in the drivetrain here. More fun to drag than drive, that for sure. #474-1967 SHELBY MUSTANG GT 350 Fastback. S/N 67211F4A02023. White, blue stripes/black. LHD. Odo: 70,157 miles. 289- Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson - Los Angeles, CA  Market Reports A very well-restored car that has been meticulously cared for The right combination for a long-term investment: convertible, high-output engine, 4-speed and in original condition. Bought at high end of range but well done. c.i. 302-hp V8, three-speed automatic. Fiberglass hood and trunk lid, roll bar, factory Al C, inboard headlights. Engine bay clean. Pitting to chrome on wing window. Rallye gauges, odd scrapes and dings to interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $46,440. There were only 1,175 Shelby GT 350s built in 1967. These cars are steadily appreciating. The combination of Carroll Shelby's name and the car's racing heritage means they will always be collectible. A good buy despite the automatic. #179-1967 PONTIAC GTO Convert- ible. S/N 242677K121916. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 12,091 miles. 400-c.i., 355hp V8, 4-speed. Trunk lid slightly off, steering wheel cracked, bumper doesn't line up with chrome around taillights, frame under trunk bent—why didn't they fix these in the claimed $60,000 restoration? Paint great, good chrome, new top. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $47,520. This car appeared to have had something happen to the rear, and the repairs weren't done to the standard ofthe rest ofthe car Given that, it should be #224-1969 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Convertible. SIN 338176M390917. Red/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 74,824 miles. 350-c.i. V8, auto. Worn dash switches, scratched glass broken emergency brake release. Fair paint, regarded as fully priced. Second-generation GTOs continue be strong in the marketplace. #161-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 194679S723095. Silver/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 72,849 miles. 427c.i., 435-hp V8, four-speed. Perfect paint by Junior's House of Color. Never been washed in 10 years. Second owner, has owned it since 1978. Raised white-letter tires, Goodyear wide tread F70-15. Never driven, trailered to concours. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $56,160. chip to left rear fender and left front. Upholstery great. Chrome dinged, back bumper doesn't line up, top has spots. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,720. Three times as many Cutlass convertibles were made than the performance-oriented 442 convertibles. These cars will never achieve the status of the Mustang, Camaro or GTO, making them an affordable option with some upside. Fair buy. #128-1971 OLDSMOBILE 442 W-30 Coupe. S/N 344871M148437. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 42,420 miles. 455-c.i., 350hp V8, automatic three-speed. AM/FM 8-track TOMOISIILE rirlAPICIrs OFFERING LOW NATIONAL FIXED ANTIQUE CLASSIC EXOTICS MUSCLE - RATES STARTING AT SPORTS DEALERS' BEST ALLY • CUSTOMERS' BEST FRIEND • 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL Long terms 4 to 10 years • Fixed Rates Purchase • Refinancing • Prequalify For Auctions APPItY to be driving that special automobile OPEN I DEALER INQUIRIES INVITED 6 DAYS A WEEK  October, 2003 APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.JJBEST.CONI *5•44% APR ON S100,000, 8 YEARS $1289.45 MONTHLY. SIMPLE INTEREST, NO PRE-PAYMENT PENALTY. CORRECT AT PRESS TIME. THIS AD HIGHLIGHTS ONE PROGRAM- DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE. 61

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Market Reports  CHRISTIE S Christie's Nine Elms, London, England June 16, 2003 (stock). Clean interior and headliner. Damage around light switch, rear-view mirror hazed. 500 miles on frame-up restoration. Dent in grille chrome, hood paint dull. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,308. The compression ratio was lowered in '71 and thus the 455s horsepower fell 25. Still a muscle car; however, with a strong following. Coupes continue to gain in value, as convertible prices keep going up. This was a fair deal. #154.1-1994 DODGE VIPER RT/10 HENNESSY VENOM 550 Roadster. S/N 1B3BR65E2RV102763. Red/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 721 miles. V 1 0, manual shift. Chip on trailing edge of driver's door, small Auctioneer.  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate-  Sale total:  Rupert Bonner 35 18 51% $1,810,899 High sale: #87, 1994 McLaren Fl coupe sold for 5961,875, including buyer's premium Premium: 17.5% on the first $80,000, 10% thereafter (Included in prices of sold lots.) :01k, Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics 0 chip on hood. Brand new. McIntosh MX401 stereo with CD player. Original miles. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,800. Bought for half of new price. Engine mods likely to have created a hand grenade. Huge performance for cheap, but not a car that is ever going to increase in value. Just pop clutches and smoke tires. #195.1 1996 DODGE VIPER GTS - HENNESSY VENOM 600 Coupe. S/N 1B3ER69E7TV200 1 53. Blue, white stripes/ gray leather. LHD. Odo: 254 miles. V 10, sixspeed. Kinesis 17-inch three-piece wheels, n the face of it, Christie's did well with its latest auction when the usual small number of car lots, on this occasion just 35, came under the gavel and grossed over $1.8m. Strip out the two top sellers, however—a 1994 McLaren Fl and a 1926 Bugatti T37 GP, which raised $961,875 and $312,336, respectively—and the rest of the catalog actually only amounted to a rather modest provincial sale total of $536,688. Mind you, the spec of the McLaren and its condition were absolutely stunning and, being the first street-legal Fl to be offered at auction, the price paid by the London trade on behalf of a client has given the secondhand model a public valuation. Apart from still being able to consign top cars from its clients and, more importantly, persuade other clients to part with really strong money for them, the old-school house of Christie's can still pull time-warp collections from dusty vaults—on this occasion, an ancient sextet ranging from a modest 2-liter Mors to a vast 7.7-liter Napier, unusually, despite their nationality of construction, each having British coachwork. Top-performing project, and the subject aluminum brake calipers. Alpine CD player, amps. Brand new, no flaws. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $57,780. A fair buy, considering several stock GTSs with 10,000-20,000 miles on them are currently trading for similar money on eBay. When a car falls out of the flavor-of-themonth club, its value never recovers.• of a heated battle in the saleroom, was the 1907 Napier, a 60hp Type 21, which had lost its limousine coachwork and gained its current rather awkwardly proportioned open two-seater roadster body pre-1931, when it was taken off the road. One of only four known survivors of the 103 T2 Is built, the 60hp Napier was one of the great Edwardians, hence the $118,017 invested towards its revival. Being in receipt of some solid history did not seem to help the first 100-mph Supersports 3-Litre to have been supplied by Bentley Motors in 1925—albeit with 4½liter motor and late 1930s-built MG-style roadster body—to raise anywhere near the $145,800 required. The Bellevue Garage Team-campaigned 1934 MG Magnette N Type failed to find a friend with at least $121,500. A rep-body as well as non-origi- 62  state. Napier carb, inlet manifold, water pipes, fan, synchronized ignition system and crank inspection plates missing. Internals rotated freely. Six-cylinder engine. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $118,017. $20,800 above estimate was forthcoming for one of only four known survivors of 103 T2 1 s built. The Napier 60/up being Sports Car Market configuration in last decade. Still mint following detailed cosmetic makeover (though overrestored for some purists). Successfully completed 2002 Brighton Run. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $87,561. Only just under lower-estimate price paid valued this very glossy vet correctly—at least it shouldn't need another resto for years. London-to-Brighton eligible vets, particularly working ones, continue to appreciate. #53-1907 NAPIER 60HP TYPE 21 Road- ster. S/N 3044. Eng. #4057. Green/brown. RHD. Extremely ugly ancient had reportedly lain dormant since early 1960s, hence dusty Barrett-Jackson - Los Angeles, CA nal engine and gearbox would have certainly deterred marque purists. Among noteworthy sellers here, an absolutely mint London to Brighton Runeligible 1904 Star 7hp with open accommodation increased to four cost $87,561. The ex-Prince Rainier of Monaco and then the late Alfred Heineken 1948 Bentley Mk VI Sedanca coupe made $66,623, and a oneowner-from-new-in-1965 and 1990-restored Austin Mini Cooper S brought $13,705. Despite many disappointments—nearly half the lots were unsold—and charging the highest buyer's premium in Euroland, the Christie's mailing list continues to be giltedged when it comes to attracting buyers who are prepared to part with strong money for "interesting" items.—R.H.-E. ENGLISH #68-1904 STAR 7HP Tourer. S/N 124. Eng. #114. Two-tone green/black leather. RHD. Star Motor Company body converted from original 2+2 to current full four-seater

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Christie's - London, UK  one of the great Edwardians, this sleeper deserves to be revived correctly. #60-1913 HUMBERETTE 8HP TwoSeater Tourer. S/N 6889. Eng. #F6876F. Yellow, black mudguards/black. RHD. Only a handful left of about 2,000 built pre-WWI. This • Market Reports dash scruffy, seat leather much used. Former drophead rebodied by Cooper Motor Bodies of Putney 1938. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $113,400. Despite history, larger-capacity motor (4.5-liter fitted 1939) negated provenance and MG-style body looked awkward. $145,800 sought was too much; $120,000, which would buy scruffii but VdP-bodied 3-Litre, might be obtainable. one last refurbed 1957, now old paint awful, upholstery dull and shabby. Two cycle-thickness spare tire covers taped to trunk. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,565. Only just scraped home. Although in need of much TLC, this 998-cc twocylinder-powered curiosity did offer highly affordable entry to Veteran Car Club and Vintage Sports Car Club events. #66-1925 BENTLEY SUPERSPORTS 3/414-LITRE Roadster. S/N 1046. Eng. #XL 3103. British Racing Green/British Racing Green. RHD. Odo: 46,755 miles. First of 18 100-mph Supersports 3-Litre chassis with every invoice on file since late 1930s. Center section of paint particularly dull, rad chrome poor, #61-1930 AUSTIN SIXTEEN BEACONSFIELD Fabric-Bodied Sedan. S/N 20289/6. Eng. #20497 L6. Black/red and fawn leather. RHD. Odo: 6,736 miles. Thought to be unique survivor. Early 1980s resto, paint still good, chrome excellent. Sound and largely original interior, rear blind intact. 2249-cc six-cylinder. Rear luggage rack, roof light, foot rests and tables for rear passengers. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $15,390. Rare Austin six in this condition really should have raised necessary $20,000+, though fans for pre-WWII street sedans are in short supply. After all, what do you do with them? Go on the annual Austin parade? #77-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Drophead Coupe. Body by H.J. Mulliner. S/N GWP 4. Eng. #U 8 L. Black, dark green pinstripe/green. RI-ID. Odo: 42,483 miles. Fold-down door glass pillars and fold-away rear seat unusual, ye olde trafficator slots filled in. 56 years owned by vendor, who carried out refurb many years ago. Minor marks to paint, brightwork good, interior original. Seat backs cracked and split. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $50,442. Steve Austin's Great Vacations & Sports Car Market introduces the ITALY & MONACO CAR COLLECTORS TOUR Join Keith Martin, Cindy Banzer and Steve Austin on a 9-day Car Collector and Motorheads extravaganza Touring in Italy & Monaco; Italian sports car factory tours and museums; admission to collector car auctions with private previews; special seating privileges at the 4th Monaco Historic Races; private paddock tours hosted by celebrity drivers and much more Tour Date: May 9-17, 2004 Tour Price: $3600 per person/twin occupancy/air not inc. For information or reservations, contact Steve Austin at: 1-800-452-8434 or steveaustin@canby.com Please note: For tour quality, we are limiting the tour size to a maximum of 40 people. Please book early October, 2003  63

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Market Reports  Delightful and, with 3.7-liter six-cylinder under hood, no sluggard. Well worth amount paid, which was just above reserve. #54-1931 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Se- dan. Body by Maythorn. S/N GOS 24. Eng. #B 8 G. Blue over black/brown front, fawn cord rear. RHD. Odo: 14,239 miles. One of last cars to have been bodied by Bedfordshire coachbuilders, who ceased trading 1931. stripe/navy blue leather. RHD. Super period comp history, though already parted from original engine and gearbox when rescued in 1960s. Revived with contemporary correct power unit and ENV pre-selector box. Paint very good, old retrim nicely used. Replica body. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $93,960. Auctioneers and owner had hoped for at least $120,000—rather unlikely with non-original motor, transmission and body. Around $100,000 would have been more realistic. #74-1948 BENTLEY MK VI Sedanca Coupe. Body by Gurney Nutting,/Jack Barclay. S/N B 296 CF. Eng. #B 148 C. Sand over sable/magnolia leather. LHD. Odo: 976 miles. Automatic. Converted from right-drive. Ex- p 1' - 171 Christie's - London, UK 4101."9 • t :■41OP Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $170,100. Despite being one of only three righthand-drive Cloud open-tops built, $194,400 sought seemed a tad excessive. And the audience thought so as well. Clearly poorly stored for many years, non-running—but complete, with interior very distressed. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,518. In need of total restoration, this was all this project was worth. And unless the new owner is a do-ityourselfer chances are by the time the resto is done, he'll be completely underwater with no hope of ever seeing the surface again. #58-1932 SUNBEAM 23.4HP Limousine. Body by Sunbeam. S/N 7124P. Eng. #7042P. Gray primer/black leather. RHD. Odo: 94,037 miles. Last driven 1953, some renovation work carried out by vendor during last 30 years. #72-1965 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S MK I Sedan. SN G-A2S7-552331. Eng. #9F-S-Y32471. Gray/gray, white. RHD. Odo: 2,907 miles. Genuine one owner from new. Restored 1990. Now almost looking original, repaint *Pi Prince Rainier and Alfred Heineken. Capronrestored 1980, color change repaint from then fair. Chrome good apart from rear bumper, rear license plate rubber surround badly perished, interior dirty. Wood good. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,623. Just over lower-estimate price paid. If given cosmetic makeover, might be worth $90,000: Mediterranean-side movers-andshakers histoly doesn't come much better #85-1958 COOPER-CLIMAX T45 Race Car. S/N F2-10-58. Eng. #FPF 1041. Dark green, gold stripe/black. RHD. Ran as F2 1.5liter with BRP Team, then as Tasman 2-liter poor on external door hinges, interior clean, engine bay untouched, luggage floor panel in trunk and tool kit both intact. Surprisingly, still only one gas tank and no mods. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,705. Correctly valued by all concerned. Really mint/restored MIc I S cars have been commanding up to $20,000 on this side of the pond—ex-works rally reps even more. Claimed to be complete and running. Panels rubbed down and primed, rechrome needed, leather original, wood sound, wiring perished. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $10,945. Supposedly one of 36 remaining, only two of which have special limousine bodywork. Despite there being much still to do, project was taken on for just over minimum required. When done, would struggle to fetch over $18,000. #71-1934 MG MAGNETTE N-TYPE Race Roadster. Body by Peter Gregory. S/N NA/0635. Eng. #1187/AN. Sky blue, white #67-1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 SERIES IV OSCAR INDIA Coupe. S/N V8SOR12039. Eng. #V/540/20395. Blue metallic/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 9,438 miles. Air conditioning. ZF five-speed transmission. Sills renewed and repainted late with Brabham. Restored in recent years, paint still good. Bucket seat worn and frayed, ancient wood rim (unthinkable on modern F1), suspension dull. Demo'd by Moss pre-Aussie GP in March this year. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $113,400. With good period race history, this Coop deserved to sell—though maybe not for $146,000 required. Has to be worth at least $130,000, though. #84-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD 1 Drophead Coupe. Body by RollsRoyce/H.J. Mulliner. S/N SMH 129. Eng. #SH 64. Black, gold pinstripe/beige, brown piping. RHD. Odo: 58,357 miles. 178-hp six-cylinder, Hydramatic. West Coast based for years. Older US restoration, paint and chrome still very good, retrim fresh. Power top, tonneau cover. 64  1980s. Paint now very bubbly over bumpy fender and door bottoms—particularly on passenger side. Crazed leather re-Connollised at some time, wheels poor. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $25,515. Cosmetics not nearly good enough for $29,000 estimate—$24,000 would have been generous. UK market is awash with guzzly V8s nearly in need offull makeovers. #78-1983 JAGUAR XJ 12 Sedan. S/N SAJJBALW3CC369142. Eng. #7P048193HA. Gray metallic, red pinstripes/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 98,637 miles. High mileage, Sports Car Market

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Christie's - London, UK Market Reports ever; worth no more than $20,000, so could have sold at bid with no regrets. #86-1990 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT H Sedan. S/N SCAZSO0A6LCH 33547. Eng. #72877L4101/NEL. Burgundy, white pinstripes/magnolia, burgundy piping. -At coming. Still worth it. Here was lots of high quality, a not-too-old Roller for your money. though one owner. Fully loaded from new with TWR mods, including low-drag body kit and wheels, rack and pinion steering, gas dampers. Cosmetically worn. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $10,530. $14,500 estimate unobtainable; worth no more than $10,000 all-in. These are cars with no upside, and as their values decrease, so does the incentive to do any repairs. So they just show up in worse and worse condition. #51-1986 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT Sedan. S/N SCAZS000XGCHI4187. Eng. #14187. Burgundy metallic/beige, burgundy piping. RHD. Odo: 55,000 miles. 6750cc V8, three-speed automatic, twin SUs. Genuine mileage by five owners. Still all original paint and chrome polish-marked, leather very dry, dash-top wood cracked. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,372. Even though mechanical recommissioning would be required following recent inactivity, near top-estimate money was forth- #75-1988 JAGUAR XJS V12 Convert- ible. S/N SAJJNADW3DA154422. Eng. #8S02141HA. Signal Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 5,535 miles. Automatic. Genuine mileage with full Jag dealer service history in only Z , . 4111 'Ili, - ‘ 11 _ -.--=/-_ -_— one owner's hands. Still all like new, hence poorly finished in hood shut area—just as it left Browns Lane works, in fact. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $22,680. Your correspondent thought this ultra-low-mileage rarity would have sold. $27,500 sought was too much, how- - kic RHD. Odo: 52,369 miles. Automatic. Genuine mileage by four owners. Burgundy-trimmed steering wheel, electric memory seats, chrome badge bar. Okay-ish paint refurbed in places, leather re-Connolised, recently unused mechanically. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,842. Mid-estimate valuation correct by all concerned. Spirit Hs of this vintage, in good condition, represent enormous value. #87-1994 MCLAREN Fl Three-Seater Coupe. S/N SA9AB5AC9R1048011. Eng. #6112160410669. Custom blue metallic/tan, blue and beige inserts. Odo: 10,400 km. 6064cc, 627-hp BMW VI2, 6-speed. Extensive fac- 1174211144 lr,411100m, r.- Proudly offering the world's finest collector vehicle tires and wheels since 1958. Coker Tire 1317 Chestnut Street Chattanooga, TN 1-800-251-6336 www.coker.com Nk October, 2003 37402 65

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Market Reports  Extremely quirky time-warp project deservedly given over mid-estimate valuation. If all it takes is a good vacuuming to get it back on the road, a very good buy indeed. #82-1926 BUGATTI TYPE 37 GRAND PRIX Two-Seater Race Car. S/N 37226. Eng. #125. Blue/blue leather. RHD. First supplied by London agent Malcolm Campbell, pre-war raced by Lack Lemon Burton and Ken ory upgrades with "Hi Downforce Package": GTR body add-ons, 18" OZ wheels. Full repaint by McLaren 2000, Nokia cell phone, Philips sat-nay in footwell, Motorola twoway radio, CD stacker. Cond: I. SOLD AT $961,875. Claimed to have been first streetlegal McLaren Fl to change hands in public auction. Although spec was unique, price has to stand as current valuation of this supercar. FRENCH #55-1912 MORS MODEL NX 12/15HP Two-Seater Tourer And Rumble Seat. Body by Sinclair & Co.. S/N 120502. Eng. #120502. Blue over black, scarlet/black. RHD. Odo: 8,346 miles. Apparently complete apart from Hutchinson. Very rare with original chassis, engine, axles, gearbox, bodywork. Dull cosmetics, no concours queen, but seen started up and driven round block. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $312,336. Despite unexceptional pre-WWII competition history, T37 Bugs don't come much better than this: all original and fully working. Fairly priced by all concerned. #62-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57 SERIES II Drophead Coupe. Body by Corsica of London. S/N 57605. Eng. #442. Claret over magnolia/burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 90,125 miles. Faired-in headlamps and no not for $29,000+ sought. And after all, with a repaint and worn-out interior, how much of the Nureyev magic is left? #79-1972 PORSCHE 911 2.4E Coupe. S/N 9112201046. Eng. #6229233. Albert Blue/ black. RHD. Odo: 77,873 miles. Sportomatic. Genuine mileage. Restored 2000, panel fit and shut like new, repaint and rechrome excellent. Christie's - London, UK Some brightwork polish-scratched, two cigarette burns to driver's seat. Interior still original apart from fresh carpets, rebuilt engine very clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,842. Mid - es- maker's plate from dash face and lamps. First driven in London, though almost immediately shipped to Australia, returned early 1950s to UK, where restored 1959 and last road taxed 1964. Very dusty. Four-cylinder L-head. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $15,228. Correctly estimated and, though stationary for almost 40 years, not too difficult to revive. #56-1913 THEOPHILE SCHNEIDER 18/24 All Weather Folding Head Sedan. Body by Salmons. S/N 13419. Eng. #13419. Black over yellow/gray cord. RHD. Laid up during WWI, current UK registration from 1927. Appeared in 1965 movie "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines." Apart from Autovac, all original and very dusty in side and out. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $34,263. timate money paid for really super example of early/minimalist 911, and one with potentially tricky Sportomatic set-up, too. Just another example of rising prices on these pre-2.7L cars. ITALIAN runningboards. Conway Bug Register had it as NY resident by 1973, by mid-'80s in AZ, shipped to Europe only recently. Older resto, body now with splits, repaint dull with marks, door handles pitted. In need of total makeover. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $145,800. Considering condition (plus rather odd looks), $178,000 lower-estimate price was extremely ambitious. As presented, I think bid was extremely generous. GERMAN #59-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL Roadster with Hardtop. S/N 113 0322 000 6189. Fawn/brown. RI-ID. Odo: 43,092 miles. Sold new to ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev, who sold it shortly before his 1992 death. Obviously repainted since then, with mechanical refurb. Now rather average cosmetics, brightwork only fair, interior grubby—but driven from France to auction. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $24,300. Great provenance with Nureyev in London and Monaco should have sold it, but 66  good, though evidence of masking apparent. All original leather slightly grubby, Sansui radio-cassette nasty. See-through glazed rear panel essential for spotting tailing cops. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,553. Genuine low - #83-1978 MASERATI KHAMSIN Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N AM120387. Eng. #AM120387. Red/magnolia leather. RI-ID. Odo: 25,777 miles. Once owned by Mike Oldfield of "Tubular Bells" hit fame. Repaint still mileage Khamsin with nice pop music provenance well landed, even for mid-estimate money. Odd cars that trade in a thin market; seller was lucky to have two interested parties here. Sports Car Market

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Christie's - London, UK  #76-1981 ALFA ROMEO 179/C FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Race Car. S/N 179/C-006. Marlboro Red and White/black. RHD. Last 179/C built, as driven into thirdplace at US GP in LA by Bruno Giacomelli Market Reports Last on UK roads 1965 and in need of full resto. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $16,179. Project given mid-estimate valuation by buyer Far more unusual in the UK than in the US, and consequently, often valued more highly over here. #52-1925 FORD MODEL T Six-Seater Float. Yellow, black/black. RHD. Last used as pickup on UK roads in 1933, since when AT $19,035. Near top-estimate price paid was strong retail result for the hard-to-sell Mondial. And how far away is the $6,000 30,000mile major service? and, more recently, Historic GP raced. Zero hours on 520-bhp V12, 5-speed gearbox and chassis since rebuild. Willans harness, minor race wear to Marlboro livery. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $153,900. Great non-Ford DFV wheels for Historic GPs failed to hook new owner with necessary $200,000 to buy it. Unless provenance is truly exceptional and/or motor is simple to run, single-seaters from this period are mighty difficult to move. #65-1983 FERRARI MONDIAL QUATTROVALVOLE Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N ZFFUD148000046213. Argento Silver/ black. LHD. Odor 28,545 km. 2926-cc, 240bhp V8, five-speed. Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Genuine mileage by only two owners. Slight wear to all original paint and Connolly leather. Original sales brochure, owner's manuals, factory tool kit and jack. Cond: 2+. SOLD AMERICAN #57-1910 FORD MODEL T Tourer. Body by Bakers Motor Body Works. Blue, black clearly dry stored and very dusty. 2892-cc four-cylinder monobloc, epicyclic two-speed and reverse planetary. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $6,156. Sufficiently original and intact to have been taken on. However, even in Ford centenary year, pouring money into Model T restos, especially later ones, makes little economic sense.• fenders/black. RHD. Surviving early Ts are uncommon, English-bodied ones even more so, this one being pre-Trafford Park, Manchester factory. Engine and gearbox non-original. SCM Gold Volume 3, Number 1 Your Gold Password is gold1234 Gst Art Pani the • • WARNING: Upgrading your subscription to SCM GOLD may cause your keyboard to sizzle! I) The sale results, including buyer's premium, from the Bonhams Ferrari only aucion in As an SCM GOLD member, you will receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. Plus advance notice of SCM events, seminars and tours. You'll have complete access to 15 years of SCM auction results, 24 hours a day. Join the thousands of SCM subscribers who have upgraded to SCM GOLD. Start getting the inside i•■•••••••latm am.alrem ••■••=na ••••••■ 1111•Km•••■ ■■••••••■••■•■•■••■••••••■ •■••• I All of these benefits are just $50 a year for subscribers, ($80) for non-subscribers). Sign up today online at www.sportscarmarket.com , or e-mail scmgold@sportscarmarket.com . October, 2003 67 •••■ ■■•■•■••••■ •••• ■•••■•■■•■• ••• information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a two-stroke Saab!

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Market Reports  MECUM Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers St. Paul, Minnesota June 21, 2003 Auctioneers.  Number of automotive lots.  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate:  Sale total:  Mike Hagerman and Mark Delzell 155 85 55% S1,018,368 High sale: #206, 1954 Chevrolet Corvette roadster, sold for $39,900, including buyer's premium Premium: cInn on in. up lu $5 ,499, 4500 U — l in I3 5% on lots $1 0,000 and over (Included on prices of sold lots.) Report by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics C community as a "must-attend" event. For three days, it totally engulfs the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, and features more than 10,000 pre-1965 vehicles of all types. It could perhaps best be described as a cross between Meadow Brook and Sturgis. For the past few years, Mecum has con- ducted a sale concurrent with Back To The '50s. While there were fewer consignments this year (155 as opposed to 179 last year), the general consensus of us "regulars" was that the overall quality was improved. The weather cooperated, being about elebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Minnesota Street Rod Association's Back To The '50s Weekend is well established among the street-rod cc on co Goa COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS around on, the "grounds crew" did a superb job making certain there were no gaps in the lots offered and kept them flowing past the block in order. Mirroring the collector car market in general, the higher-quality cars were generally the only ones that were actually selling at retail or more. Interesting sales included a 1954 Corvette roadster that went for $39,900, and a powerful 1970 Buick Estate Wagon—likely an incognito hearse, from the looks of it—that went to a new home for a modest $5,600. Mecum - St. Paul, MN Also going to new homes were a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396 Clone—which, at $10,200, proves you can get a lot of car for the money if you don't care about numbers—and a pair of 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertibles that sold for $23,730 and $27,825, the right prices for drivers. Even with fewer consignments, Mecum still brought in more money than in each of the last two years (by about a quarter of a million dollars from last year). Over half of the sales (and nearly three-quarters of the revenue) were for cars over $10,000. The fact that better cars sell more easily, and for more money, than rats is something the auction company should consider when it puts together its consignment list for next year. And please, if there's no auction on Friday night, how about at least arranging for some entertainment, perhaps a screening of the original Gone in 60 Seconds, accompanied by free popcorn?—B.MC. ENGLISH as perfect as you can get for Minnesota in June. While the prerequisite rainstorm had the decency to wait until Sunday, Saturday during the sale was warm enough to warrant wearing shorts but not so hot as to be unbearable. pas in its scheduling. All of its local advertising indicated that the auction was going to start on Friday, and continue on Saturday, as it had in earlier years. However, only the Saturday event was held. Surprisingly, Mecum made a major faux By 7 p.m. on Friday night, the tent was nearly full of bidders with nothing to spend money on; I thought about driving my rusty '88 Tempo across the block just for general amusement. The auction started promptly at the advertised time on Saturday morning. The Minnesota State Fair Board has been making various changes to the grounds and facilities that necessitated a few logistical tweaks from previous years. A two-level parking ramp that was used as a "holding pen" for cars that had crossed the block has been demolished, so the auction tent was erected in its place. With less real estate to move cars 68  window rubber quite dry. Old repaint, tired chrome. "Recent servicing" paperwork is from the 1980s through 1990s. Privately imported in the '60s to California. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. A pal of mine was probably the only real person with money interested in the car; up to $16k. After it went past that point twice, and they wanted him to bid $16k again, he just got up and lefi. 1 didn1 think he was prudent bidding $16k in the first place. AMERICAN #348-1958 FORD CUSTOM 300 Coupe. S/N C8MEXG104490. Light blue, white/ blue, white, gray vinyl and nylon. LHD. Odo: 52,294 km. 282 V8, 3-speed. Originally CKD mix of iffy original and poorly attached repro. Badly cracked left taillight lens. Okay older repaint. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,900. Topof-the-world price for bottom-feeder quality. If you're a DIY 'er, and just have to have a '54, Sports Car Market #298-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD Sedan. S/N SZ0239. Silver and maroon/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 48,183 miles. Moonroof. Tired leather on front bench, wood could stand a good varnishing. Door and Mexican-assembly car. Appears to have been restored there, since it is one of the worst-quality "restorations" I've ever seen. Non-stock stainless and rusty chrome trim. All chrome in engine bay rusty, paint peeling off. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $1,300. A frequent flyer in the local collector car market, it first appeared here in 2000 with CA license plates for $5k. After three more owners, it's still for sale. Plus, it 's been stored outside in the winter, so it is becoming a parts car really fast. #238-1938 CHEVROLET MASTER DELUXE Coupe. S/N 21HB0521706. Color-shift orange metallic/gray leather. LHD. Art Morrison Enterprises air-ride frame and suspension. Reworked cowl, running boards and rear fenders. 1989 Camaro drivetrain with Ford 9-inch rear end. Vintage A/C. Runs smoothly. Only fly in the ointment is the original dried-up vent window seals. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $42,500. After shoveling about $50k into a project, why would you leave the original vent window rubber in place, especially since it is readily available for under $100? As with all street rods, when selling, you need to find someone to pay for your tastes. #206-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N E54S003065. Polo White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 75,281 miles. 235-c.i. 6cylinder, auto. Painted valve cover, Wonderbar radio. Missing right-side Corvette script. Pits plated over front grille, remainder of chrome is

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Mecum - St. Paul, MN  you could do okay on this car. '54s are bought for style alone; their Stovebolt six sounds like a tractor engine rather than a sports car mill. #297-1955 CHRYSLER WINDSOR DELUXE NEWPORT Coupe. S/N W5586702. White/green and white vinyl and nylon. LHD. Odo: 49,616 miles. 392-c.i. V8, auto. New replacement carpet and seats. Nice recent paint, rechromed bumpers. Remainder of chrome original and tired. Wide whitewalls starting to turn brown. Slight tail dragger. Some glass starting to delaminate on edges. Runs out nicely. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. At about a fourth the price of a commensurate C-300, you get a lot of the same bits at reasonably close horsepower Plus, most folks won't know the difference. Bid was close, but if consignor doesn't need to move it, he was right to not let it go. #331-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N P5FH126392. Red/red and white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 881 miles. Claimed to have been a dealer's sales promotional award. Wire hubcaps, no fender skirts. An old Amos Mentor restoration. Cracks on the door tops, suspension sits somewhat low. Nice bumpers, but remainder of chrome is not spectacular. Speedo lens crazing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,730. The reserve dropped at $22k, so price vs. condition right in line. Although '55s were the first year they are also the most difficult to live with, thanks to 6-volt electricals. To exceed $25k, one has to be spectacular; this one was just nice. #324-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N P5FH232411. White/red and Fender skirts, twin antennas. Extremely competent restoration overall, superb engine-room detailing. Some light orange peel on the roof paint, remainder is excellent. Doors have an excellent fit and smooth operation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $9,250. The "too-many-doors" crowd let an excellent restoration pass them by. A coupe, in this condition, would cost dou- Market Reports white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 7,984 miles. 292 V8, auto. Power seats, pw, ps. Telescoping steering column. Older WWW radials, tonneau cover snaps. Older restoration holding up well, although not detailed for some time (most apparent under hood). Exhaust outlets too short. No top on car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,825. When it got to this bid, the reserve was lifted and declared sold. At least the consignor was wise, since this was full price. Provided the buyer doesn't incur any legal expenses to get the promised tops, he should do just fine. #328-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA 4Door Sedan. S/N 21839J232489. Roman Red/red and black vinyl and nylon. LHD. Odo: 97,020 miles. 283-c.i. V8, three-speed. 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com /oveame,ted i izezial eateizeet, dew& cued ‘101zeirplotawze cevut 1962 Genie Mk 10 USRRC/CanAm Correctl ■ 11-'4)1111 1 second (Amer ol 0 er IS  (ireal pro eirince aiul riming Iiistor. ;on lip dr siniip Clic ■. •Iliillacker transa le Eseelleni spares package St.s.;00 1966 Sheik) G'r 350, S/N SIII65990 rt.11(1# (1)1111)1(.6  wiili 11111 uwncINIIII, eter crashed or bent. Accepted 1)) IINISA, CSI ■1 '. and S 1■A. Rare metal rebtiild in original Cand) Apple 1?ed. Ih .stroked 302. lop loader. Lill  S01111 October, 2003  records. Original pails 1982 Mirage 411211, #002 Lasi ()1 the glorious lirageliii  liniuninii lisuteiul,  1 I tsr COM1111.1h liii. NMI 111d111(1 i  S. iliiilit 211, 111111i:it Ford list Cenlei IA paint. Prepped and ft -4(d '/111.51 ii.000 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC,S/N 11257 l lkili  (Wks. Electric windows and  of one 14 Ft .rraCN  n lust road cars. Ever■ thing stones. s5i,,s00 69

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Market Reports  ble the money spent here. If the seller restored the car he lost his shirt. Great buy if you're looking for a restored four-door. #322-1965 FORD MUSTANG Coupe. S/N 5F07F145608. Black/desert beige vinyl. LHD. Odo: 30,559 miles. 260-c.i. V8, three-speed. "'64 1/2" equipment. Poor respray Beige, plenty of areas oversprayed (door-glass fuzzies, some trim, etc.). Interior okay at best. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. Low mileage claims start to mean less when things like the paint color are changed Plus, maybe the miles are low for a not-so-good-reason (still waiting for parts from Ford due to a catastrophic engine failure in 1967?). #247.1-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194377S107844. Silver pearl/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 42,927 miles. 327/300 V8, four-speed. Good door fit, but has a crack between the door handle 0 11011122200•' 2 highlighted by overspray onto wiper arms, orange peel on roof. Unkempt engine bay. Baked interior with Eau du Mothball perfume. Very minimal options (AM radio, padded visors, backup lights). Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. This is pretty much the price of admission for a rust-free first-year coupe that hasn't been thrashed by some kid. Not a horrible car, but one that just isn't very exciting. Could've, should've sold. #267-1966 PONTIAC LE MANS Convertible. S/N 237676B615535. Light yellow/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 48,777 miles. OHC 6, auto. Radials. New untrimmed rear-quarter glass to door glass seals. Rust from door- 111111111.1111; mounts on the passenger's door. Original chrome and bumpers starting to show wear. Consignor refused to open the hood! Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Generally in the ballpark for what is essentially a two-seat Impala. While in good shape, will always be an intermediate car for someone seeking a Big Block. Expect to see it at the remainder of Mecum's '03 auctions. What 's under the hood, anyway? #210-1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER Coupe. S/N RM23H8A263336. Resale Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 58,889 miles. 383-c.i. V8, auto. Very nicely applied fresh red paint ... even on the bumpers. Original interior shows its share of patina. All bright top trim retainers seeping out onto the paint. Aftermarket stereo. Claimed recent engine overhaul, hopefully mechanicals are better than the spray-can cosmetics. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,500. Interesting comparison to Lot #280, a '66 GTO that went for $15,750. Surprising that some hack hasn't turned it into a fake GTO by now, especially since most folks didn't even know this OHC six was the base Le Mans engine. Make note of this VIN and stay tuned. #284-1966 FORD MUSTANG Coupe. S/N 6F07C277660. Red/light beige vinyl. LHD. Odo: 21,145 miles. Claimed original miles. Engine and air cleaner FoMoCo blue don't match, remainder of underhood detailing lackluster. Recent body color change from Sahara Mecum - St. Paul, MN , are getting better as well, meaning research is your only protection. #228-1970 FORD MUSTANG GRANDE Coupe. S/N OF04H197949. Light blue/blue nylon and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 47,088 miles. 351c.i. V8, auto. Black steering column with blue steering wheel and dashboard a bit odd, balance of interior nice. All correct Autolite hoses and belts on well-detailed engine and compartment. Only a chrome export brace is out of place. Undercoated. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Since all of the Mach Is and Boss cars have gotten expensive, the Grande twodoor hardtops are finally getting some respect. They same power/rains are available, and with a measure of luxury to boot. V8 Grandes have nowhere to go but up in value. #277-1970 DODGE CORONET Coupe. S/N WH23G0G157172. Panther Pink/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 82,924 miles. 383-c.i. V8, auto. A 3I8-powered Coronet turned into a Super Bee. No fender tag. Loose antenna mast. 1970s-era foot gas pedal, 1990s-era CD player in dash. Scratched door, side glass. More non- work is in fair to poor condition (thus explaining the bumpers). Unspectacular undercarriage and underhood. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. Not an unrealistic bid, since a nice paint job does not make for a nice car. It has been a frequent flyer at auctions in the region, so perhaps a trip out to the lefi coast is needed, where its attempt at a monochromatic paint scheme may go over better #302-1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS-396 CLONE Coupe. S/N 136378A153661. Light green metallic/pale green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 31,533 miles. 396c.i. V8, auto. New seat vinyl, but door tops are faded. Aftermarket tach on steering column. Radials. Very nice paint, chrome starting to get tired overall. Clone assembled in Tennessee. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,200. While the consigning dealer was forthright about the car being a fake, the fear is that eventually some putz is going to buy it thinking it 's real. The forgers 70  z stock accoutrements under the hood. Originally blue. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,250. Bought as-is at another auction last fall, according to a dealer present. Rule number one we teach at Mopar 101: DO NOT buy one without the fender tag. It will always have a story. #304-1970 BUICK ESTATE WAGON Station Wagon. S/N 460360X126040. Brown metallic/brown vinyl. LHD. Odo: 40,143 miles. 455-c.i., 370-hp V8, auto. All-original car. Red and clear spotlight, ps, pb, roof rack. Minor scratches in paint. Deflectashield (bug deflector), dealer-accessory mud flaps are definitely period items. Claimed to be a fire mar- Sports Car Market

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Mecum - St. Paul, MN  831 shall's car from Wisconsin. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $5,600. A more likely story is that it was a "hospital cold delivery" or morgue "pickup car" (i.e. incognito hearse), judging by the light wear patterns over the second- and thirdrow seat backs, but no wear on seats themselves. Regardless, was a good deal. #316-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 Coupe. S/N 136370R266561. Autumn gold, black stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 65,780 miles. Cowl induction, Hurst shifter, non-stock exhaust tips. Paint shade of trunk doesn't match either of the rear quarter pan- D L rant still in place), now has aftermarket floorshift automatic. Very ratty interior (door panels warped and flapping, hose clamp tach mount, seat covers). Front, rear rims different. Fresh paint over Bondo sculpture. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $8,200. For some unknown reason, the phrase "Now that's a car" was used about this Bee more times than I care to recall. I thought it was just a complete mess, but obviously it was someone's dream car I wish them well. #203-1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM Fastback. S/N 2W87Z6N512023. White, red stripes/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 85,688 miles. 400-c.i. V8, auto. Tilt steering wheel. "Thunder Chicken" decal severely crazed, older ouilliulin Rolls-Royce and Bentley Sale Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire, UK June 21, 2003 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots.  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate:  Sale total:  James Knight 28 18 64% $575,276 High sale: #314, 1997 Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner "Pinnacle" sedan, sold for S103,540, including buyer's premium Premium: 15% on the first 90,000, 10% thereofter (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics els (which don't really match each other). Minor steering-wheel cracks are the most notable patina on the all-original interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,845. Right in the range of market value, especially in a not-real-popular color and the entry-level engine for a 396. Then again, a coat of Resale Red would cure that multiple paint-shade issue. Just try not to paint the bumpers, okay? #339-1970 DODGE CORONET SUPER BEE Coupe. S/N WM23N0G256672. Ivy green metallic/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,492 miles. 383 V8. Originally column-shift (quad- W repaint masked it off. Console armrest missing. Window drip rails heavily damaged. Door glass scratched, weatherstrips dry rotted. A fair share of door dings on flanks. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,100. More than enough paid for just another "rode hard, put away wet" T/A that has seen a full life ofabuse. Once a clapped-out old car, always a clapped-out old car unless you want to drop $20k or so on a middling restoration.• WeApologize ce.....4 1-800-  • • - "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." /).miil nut) he out of ■ out. reach. While our brilliant shine, exacting quality standards and customer satisfaction are world renown, you may not be able to find the zymol your car needs Not to worry. All of the products. instructions and Authorized Reseller locations are available OnLine and on CD-ROM So.. your zymbl is simply a login or telephone call away zymol may be a reach but yuL and your car deserve it' 2003 zymol Enterprises Inc www zyrnol.com 1.800-999-5563 zymol October, 2003 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles ...door Storage Available 71 ith no superstar lots consigned this year, the Bonhams—formerly Brooks and previously Sotheby's—annual specialist fixture for the Rolls-Royce and Bentley marques during RREC Rally weekend was Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! Market Reports

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Market Reports  a rather thin-cataloged affair made even thinner when a 1954 Bentley R-type with unique fastback-style body by Robert Peel, which had been raced at Silverstone in 1967, "no showed" at the 11th hour. Quality lots were thin on the ground in the auction tent, too, where not a single Ghost materialized. Indeed, there were no high-flying Rollers offered or heading the results this time, the top seller being a virtually as-new 1997 Bentley Turbo RT, which raised a much-better-than-forecast $103,540. Seven years ago, however, it was said to have cost $334,000. help a 1959 Bentley S1 Continental hook a fan. With fastback silhouette retained, but with the addition of fashion-fins at all four corners, it was one of just two such Contis handbuilt in this style in 1959 and ran out of puff at $66,800. Another showbiz lot that failed to stick was the 1971 R-R Corniche convertible of the host of the BBC TV's long-running "Black and White Minstrels Show," the late George Mitchell, which was also unsold at $29,225. Peter Sellers' provenance didn't seem to Arguably the nicest car in this one-stop shop this year was the 1935 London Motor Show, Park Ward stand-exhibited Bentley 3Y2-Litre Coupe de Ville, which was first owned by Lord Brocket and for which $55,695 was forthcoming. A still largely original 1964 R-R Silver Cloud III, which had been well preserved, also deserved its well-over-estimate $53,774. The $48,013 achieved by a really rather obviously refurbished 1953 Bentley R-type was another high-for-market result here. Two one-owner cars from new in 1951 were particularly noteworthy, with a Park Ward-bodied R-R Silver Wraith and a Bentley Mk VI 41/4-Litre making $29,768 and $21,510, respectively; the former was remarkably original, the latter in receipt of a repaint a number of years ago. Oddballs to change hands here were a 1931 R-R 20/25hp topped with Freestone & Webb-crafted sports sedan body from a 1929 Bentley 4V2, for which $20,741 was available. Another R-R 20/25hp, this time of 1932 vintage but with shortened chassis, DIY "Woody" Estate body and Bentley 41/4 motor, sold for $14,404. Bonhams - Northamptonshire, UK $19,205. Slow and dull maybe, but nonetheless well landed for $2,500 less than estimate price. Let's hope the new owner controls his checkbook and doesn't start throwing dollars (or pounds) at this shopworn piece. Drive and enjoy, and that it. #315-1931 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Sports Sedan. Body by Freestone & Webb. S/N GOS 68. Eng. #T 90. Black over army green/brown. RHD. Odo: 38 miles. Formerly fitted with Crosby & Dunn limo coachwork. retrim like new. French polished wood fresh, engine bay clean though non-concours. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,695. Great provenance and condition with just under mid-estimate valuation, and far more stylish than usual PW sedan. Don't think the "Jailhouse Brockett" provenance added anything to the value. #309A-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/251IP Limousine Landaulette. Body by Hooper. S/N GAF 73. Eng. #P8G. Royal blue over black/ dark blue front, gray rear. RHD. Odo: 98,813 Paint and fabric-covered roof fair, driver's window glass milky, chrome poor, ancient original leather cracked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,741. Not pretty, but characterful and, for a 20/25, inexpensively secured for $4,300 below estimate. #306-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Station Wagon. S/N GMU 3. Red over black, varnished wood/brown front, wood rear. RHD. Odo: 19,088 miles. "Shooting Brake" body style. Started life as Rippon Bros.-bodied miles. Scottish resident until 1960s. Older restoration, repaint still good apart from cracks to pillars. Chrome excellent, woodwork within very good, retrim like new. Occasional seats fitted in rear quarters. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $64,045. Mid-estimate valuation spot-on. #310-1939 ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH Limousine. Body by Windovers. S/N WHC63. Eng. #J/3/WJ. Silver over gray/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 78,059 miles. 1999 cheapo repaint now flat, chrome marked, door handles pitted, Good-value budget-buy R-Rs were a 1926 20hp sedan skinned in steel secured for $19,205, a 1981 Camargue in RHD for $16,900 and a 1986 Silver Spirit for $11,566. One has to say, however, that this was a lean occasion for consignments.—R.H.-E. ENGLISH #308-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE 20HP Sedan. Body by Weymann. S/N GMJ 74. Black over maroon over black/black. RHD. Odo: 3,424 miles. Once fabric-covered panels reskinned in metal. Older restoration, paint now only fair. Orange peely fenders, old marked leather, wood in need of TLC. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT 72  imo, now woody station wagon with Bentley 41/4-Litre motor and instruments. Cosmetically very scruffy with tacky "Lord Bobby" signage. New top and radiator. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,404. Really awfid, albeit cheap and, with big more-modern motor, should at least provide rapid transport for shooting-party groupies. #307-1935 BENTLEY 3%-LITRE Coupe De Ville. Body by Park Ward. S/N B135EJ. Eng. #V7BK. Gray, dark gray/gray. RHD. Odo: 25,735 miles. Park Ward stand exhibit 1935 London Show, bought by Lord Brocket. 1999 restored, repaint and chrome excellent, veneer lifting from both sides of dash. Ye olde thick leather with stitching going in places. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,271. 1 of 491 Wraiths built before WWII intervened. Unsold by H&H at London Olympia earlier in year, it was fortunate to change hands here for just under estimate, which was more than enough. #316A-1947 ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH Sports Sedan. Body by Park Ward. S/N WAY 78. Eng. #W243A. Fish silver/gray. RHD. 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Bonhams - Northamptonshire, UK  this one exceeded forecast by $4,700. There's always a market for well-kept Rolls. #305-1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE Sedan. S/N B275T0. Eng. #B137T. Two-tone green/ green. RHD. Odo: 4,652 miles. Engine enlarged to 4.9 during post-1996 Swedish resto. Market Reports miles. Auto. Ex-Peter Sellers, regularly for sale. Extremely pronounced fins intact, 1996 repaint good, apart from bubbling around side lamps. Chrome very good, front seats retrim slightly discolored, windshield edge milky. Recent bills for $112,000 on file. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $66,800. Even star provenance didn't persuade any fans to part with $75,000 required, which has to be about right. er restoration, paint still fair, some marks and bumps below paint on scuttle top. Chrome excellent, chain mudflaps distinctive. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,688. Great provenance and good value, too, even at near top-estimate price paid. #322-1951 BENTLEY MK VI 41/4-LITRE Standard Steel Sedan. S/N B 36 KM. Eng. #B 18 K. Two-tone gray/gray, dark gray piping. RHD. Odo: 57,793 miles. Genuine mileage by only one owner. Unusual bolster armrests fold back into seatbacks. Repaint of some Conti front axle and springs, 2.93:1 rear axle ratio. Door gaps overtight, freshly repainted without coachlining, some painting over brightwork. Retrim good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,013. Good, but not that good; bidding on this R-type really flew, with hammer falling at $6,200 above forecast due to more than one player wanting it. R-types will always stand as true classics with their iconic appearance. #311-1959 BENTLEY Si CONTINENTAL Sports Sedan. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N BC 50FM. Eng. #BC 49F. R-R red/ magnolia, red piping. RHD. Odo: 37,091 #321-1959 BENTLEY Si CONTINENTAL Sports Sedan. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N BC 30 FM. Eng. #BC 29F. Regal Red, beige pinstripe/beige. RHD. Odo: 110,202 years ago good, but sills patchy, usual splits around fender-top sidelamps, wheel spats marked, original leather pleasantly squashy. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,510. No wonder just over estimate price was forthcoming for this one-owner Mk VI with lovely original interior; well sold, well bought. Will be a stylish and stately way to travel, so long as it holds together #323-1951 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH Sedan. Body by Park Ward. S/N WOF 36. Eng. #W/35/F. Black over caramel over black/beige, black piping. RHD. Odo: 23,295 miles. Mainly chauffeur-driven. Still original paint very marked, bumper chrome Insurance for Classic Cars Costs Less Than You Think! SAMPLE QUOTE 1953 Jaguar XK120 Insured Value: $60,000 Liability & UM. $50,000 Annual Premium: $326 poor, leather crazed, squabs dirty. Centermounted spot, period radio, picnic tables and rear smoker's companion among factory-supplied items to survive. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,768. Genuine low mileage, one owner, virtually still all original (cars like this are as rare as WMD!). Little wonder therefore, that October, 2003  Ask for Gary Gandy • "0" Deductible  • 24 Hour Claims Service • "Agreed Value" Coverage • Credit Card Payment Option • One Liability Charge  • "A" Rated Insurance Co. GREATAKERICAN INSVRANGE CCNAVANI (800) 678-5173 www.parishheacock.com Parish " Heacock INSURANCE FOR AUTOMOBILE ENTHUSIASTS 73 miles. Automatic. Genuine mileage. Museumdisplayed for years. Recent repaint excellent, chrome good, original leather marked and freshly re-Connollised. Veneers lovely, period radio with wood backing and tool kit all intact. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $89,345. Your correspondent much preferred this finless, non-bubbly SI Conti to Sellers' car (Lot #311), but nobody here wanted it for $100,000 sought. Has to be worth $90,000. #309-1964 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Standard Steel Sedan. S/N SGT107. Eng. #ST53G. Dawn blue over shell gray/gray. RHD. Odo: 23,262 miles. Driven 2,500 miles in last 25 years by second owner/

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Market Reports  Bonhams - Northamptonshire, UK vendor. Panel fit good, still original paint unmarked, chrome very good, leather and wood okay-ish. Reportedly mechanically excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,774. Another lowmileage, only-two-owner, all-original gem, which explains $7,200 over estimate price paid. #324A-1974 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW I Sedan. Brewster green/beige. RHD. Odo: 28,787 miles. Unlikely to be genuine mileage. Repaint good but thick, chrome ways be second-tier collectibles in the Bentley family They simply have nothing to distinguish them—no styling, no performance. And at over 100k miles, this car is all used up. #325-1979 BENTLEY CORNICHE Coupe. Body by factory/Owners Club Ltd. S/N SRH 50098. Midnight blue metallic/navy blue. RHO. Odo: 21,266 miles. Automatic. Former Rolls-Royce converted to Bentley door handles. Very Saudi. Cond: 2 . NOT - SOLD AT $8,200. Circa $16,700 being sought was impossible among conservative RREC crowd. The seller is going to be hard pressed to make any profit here. Maybe ship it to Miami? #300-1986 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT Sedan. S/N SCAZS0002GCH15879. Eng. #15879. Dark gunmetal/gray, red piping. RHO. Odo: 65,466 miles. Automatic. Repainted lower half unmarked, acceptable wear to very good, still-original interior worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,218. Shadows get cheaper and cheaper and cheaper and ... until you go to repair them. Which is why they're so cheap in the first place. A vicious cycle, but one all too common with backwater collector cars. #320-1977 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW II Sedan. S/N SRH 31888. Eng. #31888. Le Mans blue/magnolia. RHD. Odo: 114,818 miles. Automatic. Although claimed to be "unrestored," clearly repainted, with evidence of masking. Chrome okay, leather good, Comiche 1998. Sunroof, 1989 Silver Spirit II motor, Harvey Bailey handling kit, Turbo R wheels. Repaint excellent, chrome very good, retrim like new. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $51,770. Clearly far too oddball for predominantly RREC- and BDC-member audience here. You have to wonder what the owner who did the conversion was thinking. #326-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW H Sedan. S/N SRH 37631. Eng. #37631. Walnut, gold pinstripe/brown. RHD. Odo: 54,070 miles. Genuine mileage by only ItZAI I , ; outim MIN but front seats repainted. Cocktail cabinet in glove box, Sony CD stack, A/C. Silver Lady with gold finish—ugh! Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,256. Just under estimate wisely accepted, as glut of sad Shads for sale in UK. This II only deserved the wholesale money paid. #302-1978 BENTLEY T2 Sedan. S/N SBH 33918. Eng. #33918. Silver, black pinstripe/ blue. RHO. Odo: 113,281 miles. Automatic. All original, paint okay, front bumper chrome pitted, interior good with only minor wear. Tseries was the first of the Crewe factory's models to employ unitary construction. Split-level A/C. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,636. Correctly valued by all concerned. The T-series will al- 74 one owner. Only ever serviced by Works or R-R dealer. Paint good apart from bubbling Apost to fender join on passenger side. Original leather dirty, wood good. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,046. Not bad at all, with nice history, too, hence $3,000 above estimate price paid, which was retail result. You don't go wrong paying more and getting a better car #319-1981 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR Sedan. S/N 04056. Eng. #04056. Mason's black/beige. RHD. Odo: 123,481 miles. Genuine mileage, acquired by vendor at February 2001 Bonhams Hendon auction for $18,090. Paint okay-ish, leather cracked and dirty, side and rear windows severely blacktinted and very drug dealer-esque, gold-colored mileage, all original, paint still super apart from minor stone chips to front. Acceptable wear to driver's seat leather, full service history. Drilled pedals, engine-turned aluminum door kick plates and center console among bespoke goodies. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $103,540. A trick high-performance car built in keeping with the image Bentley is trying to recapture today. Fairly priced.• •io a 7 leather, burgundy dash top and steering -wheel rim. Separate rear seats, folding picnic tables. Six owners, current since 1997. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,566. Nice example, well bought for $1,800 below estimate. Lots offairly recent Roller for very little money. #314-1997 BENTLEY TURBO RT MULLINER "PINNACLE" Sedan. S/N SCBZP 26CWCH66731. Eng. #89368L410M/TIW. British Racing Green/spruce, St. James Red piping. RHD. Odo: 51,220 miles. Genuine Sports Car Market

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Mecum - St. Charles, IL  MECUM COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers St. Charles, Illinois June 27-29, 2003 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots.  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate.  Sole tom  Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman and Jim Landis 273 165 60% $5,300,000 (approx.) High sale: #288, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe, sold for $645,750, including buyer's premium Premium: $300 on lots up to $5,499, $500 on lots $5,500$9,999, 5% on lots S10,000 and up (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Daniel Grunwald Market opinion in italics B Corvette collectors have a reputation for being fanatics about numbers and originality, which is what Bloomington Gold, with the judging of cars and the seminars, is all about. However, I got a feeling this year that collectors may be backing off, even if just slightly, on their desire to have only numbers-matching, completely original cars. I saw rare cars with non-original blocks bring record prices and some non-stock but very October, 2003  loomington Gold is not your typical car show with an auction attached. It's a religious experience for Corvette lovers. Mecum moved the event from Bloomington, Illinois to Pheasant Run Lodge in St. Charles, Illinois (approximately 30 miles west of Chicago) last year. The new location continues to impress. The cars were parked on the grass of the attractive Pheasant Run Golf Course, surrounded by paths leading through lush greenery and ponds. The vendors' areas were located both inside buildings and on paved outside areas. The weather for the weekend was nearly perfect, with just a few sprinkles on Friday afternoon marring the otherwise mostly sunny, mid-70s days. For a Corvette fanatic like me, the cars were even better than the weather. I watched historically important cars like Bunkie Knudsen's GM factory custom '63 Z06 speed-run car sell for $149,625, including buyer's premium. Then there was the 1967 L88 with 12 miles on the clock and a replacement engine block that brought an astounding $645,750. Zora's 1955 GM Test V8 Experimental was offered as well, but failed to sell at $216,000. These are all serious cars, kids. Everything from '53 to 2003 models were sold here, with a good selection of the older Stingrays and Sharks and not so many of the "just-another-used-car" C4 Corvettes that sometimes frequent the auction block. clean and good-looking Corvettes sell for very strong prices, as well. We all know that if the reward is high enough, then clever folks can make whatever numbers match that they need to. This year I saw many sellers who were honest about the presence of replacement parts, and often that honesty was rewarded with a very healthy selling price. I liked that. The Bloomington Gold experience is a crowded one, and the Gold Rush auction has now elbowed its way to the forefront of the activities. With over $5,000,000 worth of Corvettes sold, the sale simply defines the marketplace for Corvettes, from mundane to magnificent. Bloomington Gold is indeed Corvette Nirvana. Nowhere else can you go for four days and be surrounded by people who enthusiastically live, eat, sleep and dream one brand, that of America's sports car.—D. G. AMERICAN #242-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E54S004304. Dark red/dark red. LHD. Odo: 20,713 miles. Good paint although color looks a bit too maroon. A few paint chips on front left trunk lid. Interior is Market Reports this first-year V8. Owner thought the bid was light, and perhaps it was. #233-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E56S004304. Orange/ orange vinyl. LHD. Odo: 9,010 miles. 265c.i., 210-hp V8, 4-speed. Chrome looks new. Shift boot pulling loose in new interior. Unusual chrome bolt in center of deck behind seats (hardtop hold-down?), driver's door edge hits body by handle area when closing. Large crack at right fender scoop. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $38,500. Said to have had a "total restoration" but didn't say when. The paint defect at the fender scoop was disturbing. The 4-speed is nice, but incorrect, as Corvette didn't offer them until the 1957 model. #257-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E57S100106. Black, silver coves/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 69,801 miles. 283-c.i., 245-hp V8, 3-speed. Hood sits high in front, gas lid fits uneven, all other panels fit decent, but shift lever is rusty. A few wiper scratches on windshield. Plexiglas windows quite dull and scratched, chrome air filters rusty. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,050. Six volts and six cylinders don't make for driving excitement, but these early 'Vettes do have a special aura about them. This car was restored about eight years ago and still shows quite well. Fairly bought, fairly sold. #294-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible V8 Prototype. S/N E55S001399. White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 17,424 miles. 265-c.i., 195-hp V8. Panel fit wide in places, narrow in others; paint good overall. Rechrome as good as factory. Most chrome looks new. New interior. Noticeable wear on dash knobs, Chevy emblem on speaker grille missing. New Pilkington windshield. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $54,600. A good-looking '56 with a greatsounding radio (original converted to AM/ FM) that still retains the original look Prices on straight-axle Corvettes continue to climb. #22-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N J59S105813. White, silver coves/red. LHD. Odo: 75,218 miles. 283-c.i. V8, 4-speed. Frame, panel fit look good. Some small paint cracks at edge of hood and fiber- is wavy. Some cracking to driver's seat, door panels only partially upholstered. Some overspray on dash trims. Lots of documentation, vintage photos. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $216,000. Looks quite good for a test mule that GM used hard and changed frequently. Engine was purchased right out of Smokey Yunick's garage, painted gold. Much history for glass pitting at right door jamb edge. Former repair visible at left front headlight. New interior, good chrome. Two-inch star in rear hardtop window. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,000. A clean-looking '59 with good quality restoration work done. Should make a fine driver and occasional local show car A fair price for both the buyer and seller 75

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Market Reports  #226-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N J59S104031. Red/red vinyl. LUID. Odor 74,741 miles. 283-c.i., 270-hp V8. Trunk lid fits slightly high at bottom. Some pitting to rear bumper, other chrome good. Heavy- duty brakes, Wonderbar radio, Positraction. Excellent undercarriage. Odd rubber front edge on new soft top. All gauges like new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $56,000. Owner wanted over $60,000. Very nice '59 that with the 270-hp engine had to be close to selling. 1 just don't quite see 60 large here, though. #250-1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 00867S110097. White/ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 15,923 miles. 283c.i., 270-hp V8, 4-speed. Very clean, almost no flaws. Wiper scratches on windshield. Custom leather and door panels, unique twospoke wood steering wheel. Lots of chrome under hood. Chrome side pipes, some discoloration at header pipes in engine compartment. Blue Streak tires with knock-off wheels. Cond: I. SOLD AT $252,000. A rare factory show car built for Chevrolet General Manager "Bunkie" Knudsen. A quality-built running and driving car unlike many of the "showonly" cars built as styling exercises. Great interior; great history, real eye candy. 1 wish 1 could own it! #298-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 30867S112749. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 41,011 miles. 327-c.i., 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-speed. Shows age in paint with chips and age cracks, some Mecum - St. Charles, IL radio and heater delete. Some possible newer paint, but when I asked I was told, "Not to my knowledge." Slight delamination on left base of windshield. Original mileage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $645,750. Huge money on what is probably the rarest of the rare, even with a replacement engine block. No comparisons are available. Maybe its a bargain. Maybe it's overpriced (I doubt it), but it is the rarest, most desirable '67 'Vette on the planet. #308-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194377S108322. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 40,424 miles. 427-c.i., 390hp V8, 4-speed. Rear bumper chrome worn through left side. New seats, carpets. Fiber- 1993 Bloomington Gold award winner. Even chrome top fender trims fit at headlight trims, which doesn't happen often. Cond: I-. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. A solid award winner that has been well cared for Was this a real bid, or a chandelier that had just had a triple espresso and was shaking uncontrollably? Certainly offer was fair enough and could have been taken. #289-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 30837S106844. White/black. LHD. Odo: 12,844 miles. 327-c.i., 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-speed. Panel fit good, engine bay looks as-new. Paint prep flaws cause sunken lines in paint, which still shows well. scratches on passenger door. Chrome is generally good, some pitting on taillight surrounds. Some windshield chips. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,000. Has the usual oil and grease on the undercarriage that comes from driving a car An all-original car can sometimes bring premium dollars, compared to a restored one, as this one certainly did. It all depends on the taste of the bidders. #266-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194375S119253. Maroon/maroon. LHD. Odo: 86,633 miles. 396-c.i., 425-hp V8, 4-speed. Right door gap uneven but looks ad- glass repair on passenger door at vent window is roughly painted, oversprayed. Sander scratches on rear window glass. A/C, pw. Aluminum bolton wheels. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $41,500. Afresh, good-looking, medium-level restoration in a color you don't see often. Details like sanding the glass windows bothered me. Bid may be a bit low for a big-block A/C car A couple more bids might have sold this one. #295-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 194678S411010. Blue/blue. LHD. Odor 6,176 miles. 427-c.i., 430-hp V8, 4-speed. Some orange peel, drips in center and Sears Dynaply tires. No wipers, heater, radio or bumpers. Starts right up and sounds eager to run. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $149,625. 1 of 199 built with Z06 option, most raced to death long ago. Rare original car with lots of documentation. When Mike Pillsbury first bought the car, he knew it was rare. Then he discovered Mickey Thompson 's gas credit card (included) under the seat. #292-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 30867S100148. Maroon/ black, white, maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 25 miles. 327-c.i.. 360-hp fuel-injected V8. 76 justable. Some small repaired paint chips on door. Quite a few pinpoints on front bumpers. Interior and engine clean and well detailed. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $56,000. While over 23,000 Corvettes were built in 1965, only 2,157 of them had the L78 option (396/425). This example shows well and the bid was fair but the owner felt it was worth more. #288-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194377S116945. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 12 miles. 427-c.i., 430-hp V8, 4-speed. Rare L88 option with correct small chips near back edge of hood paint. Inte nor very good, chrome excellent. Engine bay looks factory new, includes air pump as delivered. Rebuilt engine on correct-dated NOM block. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $86,100. 1997 Bloomington Bronze winner Of 28,000+ 1968 Corvettes, only 80 had L88 option. Faults noted are minor and relatively easy to correct. Original L88 with different engine and color than it was born with. Honestly described, still brought big bucks. Sports Car Market

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Mecum - St. Charles, IL  #322-1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194370S406995. White/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 84,121 miles. 454/390, auto. Paint is not overly shiny but still shows pretty well. Small cracks in the body panels at the 4impri pt headlight edges. Panel fit is good, although Ttop gap is a little uneven. Interior is new. Air conditioning, power windows. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Appears to be an older restoration that still looks good. Not overdone and not short-cut. Should be a good driver Owner wanted more and was right to hold onto the car—it's probably worth at least another five grand. #256-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 127K25501061. Red/red leather. LHD. Odo: 82,690 miles. 350-c.i., 350-hp V8, auto. Some gaps at headlights White. LHD. Odo: 43,772 miles. 350-c.i., 300-hp V8, auto. Kenwood CD player. Very nice detailed engine. Auto trans not a benefit but the hardtop/soft top combo is nice. Some light wear evident but nothing serious. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,645. Shows wear everywhere but looks more like a one- or two-year-old car than a 10- or 12-year-old This is a pretty basic car, but I have to call it a good buy because it looks very well cared for, showing none of the usual late-model Corvette flaws. #284-1993 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 1G 1 YZ23J4P5800105. Maroon/ maroon leather. LHD. 350-c.i., 405-hp ZR1 V8, 6-speed. Former Michael Jordan-owned car from the Volo Auto Museum. Some wear on the Auctioneers.  JIJIV  Sale total:  EB Bonhams Goodwood House, Festival of Speed Meeting, Sussex, UK July 11, 2003 Number of automotive lots.  Number of automotive lots sold:  cnlo rnto. Robert Brooks and James Knight 80 43 cLl 0/fl /V 51,762,955 High sale: #572, 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta sold for S166,374, including buyer's premium Premium: 15% on the first 580,000, 10% thereafter (Included in prices of sold lots.) Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics M and doors are a bit uneven, but not drastically. A couple small paint flaws on fender edges at hood. New "Corvette" logo, rocker covers. A/C, pb. 17" American Torq Thrust polished mags. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,150. A lot of spectator interest in this good-looking example. Color isn't original but looks sharp. In a place where "numbers matching" and "originality" is emphasized; "beautiful" still goes a long way. Nice car, strong price. #70-1986 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N I GYY0788G5118231. Silver over black/gray. LHD. Odo: 207,600 miles. 350-c.i., 230-hp V8, auto. Lots of miles and everything looks bad. Seats, headliner torn, visors drooping. Pieces missing on console. driver's seat bolster, paint scraped through color on right side above scuff plate. Above average in all other respects. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $47,500. Want to be like Mike? Provenance added some to bidding but not much. Plenty of money bid, but owner thinks. Michael Jordan should be worth more. Now if it were only Don Johnson's car and this was Arizona ... #253-I998  CHEVROLET  COR- VETTE PACE CAR Convertible. S/N 1G161YY32G4W5. Purple, yellow/yellow, black. LHD. Odo: 500 miles. 350-c.i., 345-hp V8, 6-speed. A 500-mile car with the plastic Door panels falling apart. Bubbling, chips, cracks to paint. Body has cracks, broken areas. No struts to help open hood. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $3,900. "Service engine" light was on. Cheap, but it still makes you shudder. Buy this car and experience the feeling of your own private stock-market crash. Auctioneer called this "entry-level 'Vette." If you bought this, you would surely never buy another one. #20-1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 1G1 YY3389L5100497. October, 2003  still on the seats and steering wheel. A "factory-new" used car. Pace Car manual transmission option cost $5,804 on top of base price of $44,425. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $43,575. Of 1,163 units built, a fair number were put away for speculation. But new limited-edition cars just don't go up in value, and this one sold below MSRP. Although price was fair, every mile driven will be huge decrease in value. So where's the fun?• aybe the gloriously sunny weather which blessed the 2003 Festival of Speed played a part in keeping folks amused with the many outside attractions, but the Bonhams auction tent, pitched as usual behind Milord March's stately Goodwood House, never appeared exactly crowded this year and nearly half the stock, which was distinctly short on superstar lots, failed to hook new owners. Indeed, almost a starting grid of redundant racers floundered under the hammer. Potentially, the leader of this pack should have been the unique 1959 Maserati TecMec F/415. Shook down by American Bob Said at Modena and qualified 17th by Brazilian amateur Fritz d'Orey for the 1959 US GP, the Italian Fl was unsold at $518,400. Then a 1955 HWM-Jaguar sports-racer with only modest privateer period history ran out of puff at $372,600. $126,360 was insufficient to land a Safir-sourced Ford GT40, finally completed from bits in 1996 and exercised on the 2001 Targa Florio Retro. It was left therefore to an extraordinarily original and unspoiled Ferrari 365 GTB/4 RHD Daytona Berlinetta, which had only clocked up 2,893 miles since it left the 1970 London Motor Show stand, to head the results at a bullish $166,374. Another Ferrari to change hands here was exceptional, too, the 1987 LHD Testarossa in question having been in the one ownership of Hollywood move director Tony Scott, representing great value for the $52,164 paid. In Ford's centennial year and with Ford the feature marque at Goodwood this year, it was appropriate that a brace of Fords performed strongly under the hammer. 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Market Reports  $130,734. And the Sir John Whitmoredriven 1964 European Touring Car Championship-winning Ford Lotus Cortina raised a well-over-estimate $100,440 and much applause from witnesses in the tent. For my money, however, by far the best buy of the sale was the ex-works-team-run 1973 MRE Formula Ford and trailer, which were towed home for $7,638. for immediate post-war British sports car with good history, which should at least always guarantee new owner race entries. #514-1954 AC ACECA BRISTOL Coupe. S/N AEC56. Eng. #100B2. Black/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 45,576 miles. Sir Donald Campbell among owners, Scott Moncrief restored 1990. Acquired by late owner 2002 Bonhams Although certainly not the greatest Goodwood sale in recent years in terms of big-money lots consigned and those that were offered actually making any big money, the cars that did sell grossed in excess of Elm ($1,762,955). At the peak of what has become a hugely over-served UK calendar, this was still one of the top auction performances of the summer so far. The same house will, of course, again be setting up its rostrum at Goodwood in September, when it pitches its tent beside the nearby motor racing circuit during the Revival Race meeting. Of course, SCM will be there to monitor the proceedings.—R.H.-E. ENGLISH #528-1937 LAGONDA LG45 Drophead Coupe. S/N 12226. Eng. #12226. Silver over blue/blue. RHD. Odo: 1,438 miles. Mileage since $70,000 Vintage Coachworks (chassis, engine, bodywork) and Fullbridge Carriage Bonhams - Sussex, UK handle in clips, screenwash jar glass. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $100,440. 1 of only 73 ragtop 2/4s. Stunningly presented example of most desirable of all Feltham-made Astons deserved $3,240 over forecast. These early cars are so ponderous to drive, and so expensive to restore, that they rarely bring this kind of money. #525-1955 HWM-JAGUAR RACE ROADSTER. Body by HW Motors. Silver gray/black. RHD. Odo: 10,619 miles. Raced by HWM privateer Geoff Mansell in period, more recently Goodwood Revival regular. 3.4 Goodwood Revival Meet auction for $67,584 Pre-sale repaint still unmarked, older retrim only light wear, engine bay presentation nice. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $51,233. Lovely car, great condition, nice history, hence $5,873 over estimate price paid. However, $16k loss for owner 's estate can't be very comforting. We thought the $67k was high for a coupe. #517-1954 LOTUS-MG VIII Race Roadster. Body by GT Panelcraft. S/N 8-3. Green/red. RHD. Odo: 58 miles. Williams & Pritchard-style body 1992. Believed to have been originally built by Colin Chapman's business partner Nigel Allen. Buckler torque tube XK motor fed by triple twin-choke Webers, well painted with only minor track chips. Ye olde lowback buckets, driver's side tape repair, large woodrim wheel. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $372,600. $405,000 estimate-price threshold would have deterred many, having Geoff Mansell provenance for this C-type Jag lookalike would impress few. There are, after all, far cheaper ways to get Goodwood race start. #519-1961 LOTUS-FORD 20 FORMULA JUNIOR Racer. S/N 20J-926. Green/brown. Period optional disc brakes fitted, appeared unused for some time. GRP and paint good, seat (paint) resto 1991. Repaint and chrome excellent, only very slight wear to front seat leather and carpets. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $118,260. Within estimate-price-band result was nonetheless strong money, as UK market has been awash with pre-war Lagondas lately. Lovely patinated example formerly owned by British TV personality Noel Edmonds. #515-1948 CONNAUGHT L2 1.8 Race Roadster. S/N 1356. Dark green, blue stripes/ black. RHD. Odo: 4,218 miles. Period raced in Europe by Ken McAlpine. Acquired by late axle 2001, MG XPAG on Solex carbs periodcorrect. Paint dull, interior scruffy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,945. Acquired by late owner 2002 Bonhams Goodwood Revival Meet auction for $46,644. Despite very little of original Lotus surviving, $9,315 under estimate price was accepted. Are we seeing a collapse in race car prices here? #540-1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 MK I Drophead Coupe. Body by Mulliner. S/N LML 930. Eng. #VB6J/447. Blue haze metallic/dark blue, blue piping. RHD. Odo: 6,347 miles. 3-liter, 140-bhp engine. Twyford Moors concours restored 2002. All cosmetics mint, much correct detailing, tools and start slightly dirty, suspension bits all nicely polished. Ford bottom end renewed, recent US refurb bills on file for $9,800. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,986. Despite absence of any period or retro race history, this well-presented FJ raised top-estimate money. Good looking, a Lotus, and a handful of receipts. That's what brought this sale amount. #507-1963 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK II Rally Roadster. Body by John Chatham. S/N HB7 20429. Ice blue metallic/black. RHD. owner at 2000 Brooks Goodwood auction for $65,383. Paint much marked, sit-high and exposed bucket leather very worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,890. Mid-estimate price paid 78 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams - Sussex, UK  Odo: 3,983 miles. John Chatham rebuilt 1991 as Sebring race rep, Euro long-distance rallied since. Alloy panels still sound, paint dull and rally-marked. Windshield surround corroded, low-back buckets shabby. Clearly working/ non-concours bay for triple Weber-fed motor. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,849. Super; almost original-looking Big Healey warhorse deserved just over top-estimate valuation, would cost at least $110,000 to replicate today. For someone who wants to go play in the dirt, a fantastic buy. #510-1964 FORD LOTUS-CORTINA Race Sedan. Body by factory/Alan Mann Racing. S/N BA74EU59032. Gold over red/ black. RHD. Almost concours standard resto to Sir John Whitmore-driven, Alan Mann teamrun Euro Touring Car Champ racer (eight wins from eight starts in 1965). BRM-modified twin- ma WM, metics, manual-shift DB6s normally fetch $7,000 more on this side ofpond. However, auction buyers don't like to buy cars with known needs—the unknown is frightening enough #524-1972 FORD ESCORT MEXICO Sedan. S/N BFATML00135. White, red side decals/black, red piping. RHD. Odo: 291 miles. 2002 resto with new floor, brakes, Market Reports ings. S/N HU-2. Red/black. 1975 Tasman series raced by Max Stewart, 1997 resto. Lucas fuel-injected 5-liter Chevy V8 rebuilt, re-prep 2002/3, period-correct Coca-Cola decaled paintwork excellent. Likely-to-be-original leather-covered wheel worn, modern wide-belt Willans harness. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $81,000. In this condition, has to be worth this much, particularly as F5000 is so much more practical/economical to run than contemporary 3-liter Fl. AFI.4.3312, #560-1986 FORD RS200 GROUP B EVOLUTION Rally Coupe. Body by Reliant. S/N 012. White, blue "works" livery/dark blue. LHD. Post-1999 refurb, some events since. Splits in GRP around hinges on va- cam well presented, smart street-car interior without cage. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $100,440. Particularly in Ford Centenary year and in front of right crowd here at Goodwood, this significant 1960s Ford racer attracted $19,440 over top estimate to considerable applause— mega result for any Lotus-Cortina sedan. #537-1965 JAGUAR XKE 4.2 Coupe. S/N 1E 21051. Eng. #7E 8504-9. Black/ tan. RHD. Odo: 63,383 miles. Only 383 miles since full resto, with authenticating bills and photos on file. Webasto sunroof. shocks and wiring. 1.6-litre OHV crossflow fed by twin Webers, but interior period-incorrect and underhood detailing poor. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $9,315. Thanks to post-historic rally consumption, demand for structurally sound Mexicos remains strong—hence near topestimate price paid. An example of competition venues driving the prices up. Otherwise, it's just a $2,000 toad. #503-1973 MRE FORMULA FORD Rac- er. Body by Motor Racing Equipment. S/N FF-P1-73. Yellow over polished aluminum/ black. Official MRE works (more of humble workshop, really) entry in UK FF events during 1973-75 seasons. 1990s raced, in fair cosmetic order. Third example built of company's lance for front panel, touched-up marks to paint, careless overspray in "working" engine bay, Sparco Pro 2000 buckets in rally-grubby cockpit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $130,734. 1 of 24 Evo-spec RS200s, winner of 1986 S Swedish Rally driven by Stig Blomqvist. Despite history on file being not that special, this Group B made top-estimate money—serious Group Bs may well be appreciating. Hood section renewed, along with many other items, though not by any well-known specialists. Cosmetically sharp. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $52,164. Top-estimate valuation correct for retail-ready example. We all know the coupes drive better than the roadsters, but they lag in the market. While a top price, the buyer got good value due to the quality of the restoration. #511-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 MK I Coupe. S/N DB6/40261R. Black/tan. RHD. Odo: 29,985 miles. Older repaint just about okay-ish, brightwork only fair. Front seats retrim 1998, low oil pressure declared during viewing. Chrome wires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,534. Engine fault depressed result for this deceased-estate entry. Even with tired cos- October, 2003  #546-1996 SAFIR FORD GT40 MK V Coupe. Body by Safir Engineering. S/N GT4O-P-1115. White/black. RHD. Odo: 2,324 miles. Genuine mileage. Acquired by vendor in dismantled state 1996, since when completed with 5-litre Ford VS on four Webers. 2001 first car, which was exhibited at 1973 Racing Car Show. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,638. Just over lower-estimate money paid for retro event-eligible FF with trailer seemed good value. Let's hope that chassis spares are easy to come by; certainly engine bits won't be a problem. Frame should be stress-checked before track use. #550-1974 LOLA-CHEVROLET T400 F5000 Racer. Body by Specialised Mould- Targa Florio event roundels. Paint, wheels and interior all slightly used, cosmetically. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $126,360. 1 of 40 Safir GT4Os built from 1980-95 by Peter Thorpe 's Dearborn-endorsed enterprise. Entrant was looking for at least $129,600 and perhaps should have gotten it, though post- 79

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Market Reports  JW Automotive-era Safirs are mighty difficult to price. #532-1997 ULTIMA-CHEVROLET MK 4 Street/Race Roadster. Body by Ultima Sports. S/N 960946. Eng. #V0502ZZ3. Yellow/black. RHD. Odo: 7,900 miles. $82,600 factory-built (some Ultimas are supplied as kits), uprated to SOLD AT $24,300. Very nice example, hence top-estimate price paid Early 911s continue to climb in price; they are just so much more interesting to drive than the current luxo-barge, air-conditioned, cruise-controlled, powerseated high-techmobiles. #548-1980 BMW M1 Coupe. Body by Giugiaro. S/N 5991000431184. Eng. #431184. White/black, black and white inserts. LHD. Odo: 62,122 km. Thick repaint good without marks, original interior only fair. Plenty of mechanical refurb bills on file. Multi-tubular Bonhams - Sussex, UK 250F. Qualified 17th 1959 US GP Sebring. Frontal damage repaired since 2002 Goodwood shunt. Super paint, suspension components show-finished, original engine and transaxle in mid-refurb at Hall & Fowler. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $518,400. Such one-offs are extremely difficult to value accurately. What this one is really worth is anyone's guess. However, bid didn't seem unreasonable. #567-1963 FERRARI 250 TR60 REPLICA Street/Race Roadster. Body by Regis Fraissinet. S/N 4739 GT. Red/black. LHD. Early 1980s built from 1963 250 GTE donor for Onyx Fl patron Van Rossem. Modern pop-rivets not peened-over by hand and 390-bhp 5.7-liter Chevy in back, 0-60 mph in 3.8 sec and 156 mph potential. Paint unmarked, alcantara trim slightly marked. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $43,781. First of these street-legal Mini Can Ams encountered at auction was given near topestimate valuation. FRENCH #543-1948 DELAHAYE 135M Convert- ible. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N 801445. Eng. #801445. Burgundy metallic/tan. RHD. Odo: Ill miles. Malawi resident for 30 years, spaceframe chassis, twin-cam, 24-valve, 3453cc straight-six, five-speed ZF transaxle. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,370. Landed for $12,000 below estimate price by trade, presumably to sell on for more. MI prices keep bouncing around; this may have been a bargain, or it may just have been real-market today. A car that will never appreciate dramatically. #536-1988 PORSCHE 911 TURBO Convertible. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 87,957 km. Sound panels with no bubbling below good paintwork, which appeared still to be largely original. Interior clearly used, though in nice order. Later wider split-rim wheels fitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,219. Near top- 1999 restoration, repaint still very good. Chrome excellent apart from scratched sill trims, passenger seat leather oil marked. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $76,140. Probably worth $81,000 required, though immediate postWWII French classics like this seem to be easier to sell in the US than in England. GERMAN #541-1971 PORSCHE 911S 2.2 Coupe. S/N 9111300639. Eng. #6311303. Ivory/black. LHD. Odo: 97,449 miles. Came to UK in 1998 from US, where it was clearly well restored. ,.k•. non-period-correct alternator rather than dynamo fitted. Slight cosmetic wear to all areas, clutch fault declared. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $93,960. This should have been enough— $35,000 more was required, however Good TR "continuations" (i.e. fakes) seem to bring around $125k in the US. #527-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GT Race Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 753437RHD105.04. Eng. #AR00502. Red, white front fenders/black. RHD. Odo: 85,496 miles. Rot-free South African, modified for racing Denmark 2001, further mods for estimate money paid, which was good retail result for open left-hooker here. A lot of car for the money. Interesting that it brought about the same amount as the 2.2L S. Early cars on the way up, later cars still depreciating. ITALIAN #551-1959 MASERATI TEC-MEC F/415 Fl Racer. Body by Scarlatti/Consoli. S/N F415. Eng. #2523. Red/black. Lightweight FIA long-distance events UK 2002. 1.6 race motor, stripped-out caged interior, latest highback Sparco, Sabelt harness. Well detailed, glossy paint race marked. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $27,540. Considering standard of prep and added value of spares package, raceready Alfa should have sold for $32,000 required However, you are getting awfully close to scrujj51 GTA money here, and that a real car, rather than a tarted-up GTV #534-1967 LAMBORGHINI 350 GT Despite 9,000 miles recorded since, still spotless. Standard spec apart from hydraulic timing chain tensioners. Polished Fuchs. Cond: I-. 80 Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 0811. Eng. #788. Light blue metallic/blue. LHD. Odo: 50,048 miles. One of last of 143 350 GTs made. Older restoration, paint, chrome and interior all still good with only minor marks. Vendor acquired Goodwood auction September 2002 for $35,880. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,918. Buyer's mid-estimate valuation about right for pre-400 GT Lambo. Perfect 350s Sports Car Market

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Bonhams - Sussex, UK  Market Reports MECUM COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers The Hot Rod Auction Pomona, California June 14-15, 2003 can crack $100,000, but this car is more than 860,000 away from that. Should be driven and enjoyed and then sold on, not restored. #572-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Berlinetta. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 14513. Dino blue metallic/beige, black with herringbone inserts. RHD. Odo: 2,893 miles. Genuine mileage since driven off 2002 London Motor Show stand. Ex-factory reragit;adl woman Auctioneers.  six-stack CD. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,164. As long as you like your Ferraris in black, this low-mileage, one-owner, well-maintained RHD Testarossa was well bought for mid-estimate price paid. TRs are finally settling in the $50k-$60k range for good cars, $40k-$50k for scary ones. You do the math. AMERICAN #549-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER Retractable. Body by factory/Andy Saunders. S/N C7EW307494. Creme over Pagan Gold/gold and creme. LHD. Odo: 89,545 miles. OTT re-enactment of period custom version by UK's Andy Saunders, with Eldorado paint and brightwork still like new, squab leather only slightly age-crazed. Wheel paint thickness original. All tools and glovebox paperwork intact. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $166,374. Even clock-operating instruction tie-on label still dangling! Just over estimate forthcoming for what must be unique time warp in really super and unspoiled condition. Good Daytonas are now at least $1501c and climbing, with pigs stuck in the $110k mud. #508-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 05050. Eng. #05050. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 32,655 miles. Fairly recent $32,000 restoration, repaint and Number of automotive lots.  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sale rate:  Sale total-  High Mark Delzell and Jim Landis 150 52 35% N/A sale:  1932  Ford sold for $111,300, maiming ouyer s premium Premium: S300 on lots up to $5,499, $500 on lots 55,500-59,999, 5% on lots $10,000 and over (Included on prices of sold lots.) :494 Report by Don Prieto Market opinions in italics D front and rear pointed lenses, Mustang 4.7 motor, automatic. Concours awards 2001/2, Essen Show star 2002. Paint, chrome and interior only very slightly marked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,603. Obviously somebody loved carrier-sized weirdo enough to part with midestimate money. Better sold in the UK than the US, however; as it is not full custom, hot rod or stock—a kind of "tweener" redo. #575-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STING RAY Roadster. S/N 1Z67J3 S407414. Eng. #13 S407414V1107CLA. Yellow/black. LHD. Odo: 9,987 miles. Automatic. Even though claimed to have been stored for 14 brightwork perfect. Leather crazed, engine bay presentation only fair. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,236. Strong price for a coupe; we've seen GTSs, albeit in lesser condition, sell for about this amount in the US. Of course, as the Europeans actually use their cars, they do put a slightly higher value on the superior-driving closed car #545-1987 FERRARI TESTAROSSA Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 0067455. Black/black. RHD. Odo: 14,337 miles. Genuine UK mileage with full service history including 2000 cam-belt change during sole ownership of Top Gun movie director Tony Scott. Original paint good with few marks, seat retrim excellent, windshield renewed, October, 2003  ana Mecum's foray into hot rods had everything necessary to succeed— except bidders. Held on Father's Day, it was put on in a WPA-built Art Deco-style building on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. years, low mileage displayed unlikely. Repaint crude, driver's seat trim worn through, hood grubby, wheels scruffy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,973. One to avoid, 1 would have thought, although buyer gave it near top-estimate valuation. These Sharks are far less common in Europe than in the US, and we just love the big V8 sound through the sewer-sized exhaust pipes.• A rectangular structure some 300 feet long and 50 feet wide, with no interfering support beams, provides a nice setting for an auction. As the auctioneer warmed up his tonsils, his words bounced off the non-insulated intricate plaster work on the ceiling. As the hot rods were started up and brought to the stand one by one, the racket reminded me of the sounds you hear as you pass through a short concrete tunnel in Anytown, USA, rapping the throttle just for the hell of it to hear your exhaust bounce off the walls. In other words, it was noisy, but the kind of noise that can excite an auction crowd. Mecum managed to get a decent array of cars to the sale. But the auction was held in conjunction with the Father's Day LA Roadster show, where significant cars that are seldom seen anywhere else could show up. Also, there were numerous vendors set up. So you could fill the whole weekend just looking at cars and stuff and never get to the auction. With a menu of 150 vehicles on the block ranging from fully turned-out street rods to woodies to resto '50s stuff, there was something for every segment of the rodding world. The cars that sold brought fair prices, but the really desirable stuff went begging at bids that represented half the market value. It's taken Barrett-Jackson three years to establish a foothold in LA. Does Mecum want to tough it out to build an event here? Are hot-rod enthusiasts ready to step up and start paying decent money, at auction, for cars? You can bet that the midnight oil is burning in the backrooms at Mecum world headquarters in Marengo, IL while they ponder these issues.—D.P. 81

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Market Reports  AMERICAN #285-1927 FORD '60S-ERA DRAG RACER. Yellow with candy and graphics/ blue, yellow tuck and roll. RHD. Big-block Chevy. Race-car panel fit with chips on hood edges, some cracks in paint on hood at intake. fresh-appearing chrome, some paint bubbles and chips on deck. New chrome wire wheels. Road bruises on front grille. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,075. 35-year-old Prufer car second build—originally built by Tom Prufer (significant), not noted on car card. Sold for just over pre-auction estimate. #258-1930 FORD A Coupe. S/N 191700318. Black, orange stripe/black, white insert, red piping. LHD. Odo: 1,765 miles. 1949 8BA flathead, five-speed. No visible rust. Road rash on leading edges of paint, front Mecum - Pomona, CA cars of this caliber all day for $20,000; at this bid, vendor should have taken the money and run home. #252-1932 FORD TWO-DOOR SEDAN. S/N 1822691432. Maroon/gray cloth. LHD. Chrome headers blued. One bucket seat. Complete, ready-to-run race car. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Has won America's Most Beautiful Roadster at Oakland (very significant to collectors). Can be raced at NHRA, as well. Mecum feature car Vendor was right not to accept bid—should have gotten to at least $40,000. #337-1929 FORD ROADSTER. S/N B29011643. Metallic green/taupe. LHD. Odo: 23,573 miles. 350 Chevy V8, floor-shift automatic. Very even body panel line-up. Touchedup chips on trunk edges, excellent chrome overall, wheels need polish. Very little wear bumper scarred, painted suspension. Interior correct, clean. Period-correct '50s gauges, tinted glass. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,000. All properly done for its era (except for Hurst shifter), including whitewalls. 1 thought it could have been worth another $5,000, but perhaps the seller just wanted to cut it loose. Well bought. #310-1932 FORD FIVE-WINDOW Coupe. S/N 66882GG. Red/gray. LHD. Odo: 20,000 miles. 350-c.i. Chevy V8, four-speed. Odo: 2,149 miles. 350-c.i. Chevy V8, automatic. Filled roof. Halibrand knock-off mag wheels. Minor chips to paint on splash apron. Late bucket seats cleanly installed. Underhood okay, needs detailing. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Car presents well, needs very little. No major flaws noted I thought the bid was plenty, however #604-1932 FORD FIVE-WINDOW Coupe. S/N 18111448. Red metallic, yellow flames/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 2,996 miles. 327-c.i. Chevy engine, automatic. Filled top, straight louvers. Excellent paint, front-end evident considering miles. Fabric top looks new. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. Built by Dick "Magoo" Megugorac (a well-known builder in hot rod circles). Comes with two sets of wheels. Only negative is different parts from different eras. I thought it should have gone for $5,000 less than the bid. #668-1929 FORD HIGHBOY Roadster. S/N 8A95910. Black, orange stripes/tan vinyl. LHD. 350 Chevy V8. Older car with Excellent panel fit and paint. Pitted bumpers, blue-dot taillight lenses are only flaws. Filled/ chopped 23/4-inch top. Disc wheels polished to perfection, painted suspension. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,088. Built in 1995, freshly refurbished for sale. A/C, swing-out windshield—currently a very hot model. 1 expected it to sell for about $37,500, so price made shows there was money in the room for the right cars. #278-1932 FORD ROADSTER. S/N AZ119982. Blue metalflake/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 1,849 miles. 350 Chevy V8, 350 automatic. Fiberglass body has good fit on doors. Rusty exhaust, worn, uncared-for front suspension. Folding soft top, excellent glass. Dirty undercarriage painted black with spray can. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Average glass hot rod (too many gimmicks). Flying eyeball-devil lenses in taillights. You can buy 82 chrome appears new. Wood-grain dash not up to rest of car's standard. Aftermarket gauges, A/C. Corvette rear end. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Stock shape (uncut) five-window with straight body should bring $45,000. Sits right—doors close with a click Owner was right to hold onto this show-quality rod. #335-1933 FORD THREE-WINDOW CHOPPED Coupe. S/N AZ1415688. Yellow/ dark blue, gay cloth. LHD. 350-c.i. Chevy V8, 1400 automatic. Door sill scratched, rust on steering arms and suspension, chips on hood edges. Late-model seats, unfinished interior, tilt steering column. Aftermarket modem gauges. Missing interior trim, floor covering. Sports Car Market

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Mecum - Pomona, CA Fresh Meat Real market prices for currentproduction cars of interest. 2004 Nissan 350Z roadster Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Homebuilt car and it shows. Top bid was exactly what I thought it was worth. Who goes to an auction to buy someone else's project? #602-1933 WILLYS COUPE. S/N 3323377K. Dark blue, ghost flames/dark gray leather. LHD. Blown 350 Chevy V8. 350 V8, four-speed automatic with overdrive. Slightly sagging doors, excellent grille and bumpers. Tilt steering wheel, no belts, late seats. VDO gauges, wood-grain dash. Dirty undercarriage with road film. Rumble seat. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. Fiberglass car has miles on it but none indicated on odometer In this condition, the owner could have taken the high bid without regret. #300-1946 FORD WOODY WAGON. S/N 799A1494341. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 9,682 miles. Outstanding panel fit, paint, chrome and interior. VDO gauges, A/C, tilt steering wheel, all bells and whistles. Date sold: 7/29/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2424936928 Details: 0 miles. 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engine, automatic. Touring package, splash guards, warranty, never been titled. Sale result: Sold at $38,988, 26 bids. Seller's feedback: -1 Buyer's feedback: 3 MSRP: $38,010 Edmunds.com: $39,147 Other current offering: Buckeye Nissan (Hilliard, OH; www.buckeyenissan.com ). Asking $38,330 for a new model. 2003 Ford Mustang Saleen S281-E Tilt front end fits very nicely. Some chips to paint on runningboards, remainder of paint is good. Impressive hand-made dash panel. Some waves in fiberglass. Weld racing mag wheels okay, need polish. Cond: I. SOLD AT $43,050. No sale on Saturday at $35,000, cut loose on Sunday. Built in this condition since I995—still stands right. Ex-drag car from Ohio, big blown engine. For Willys fans, this car has lots of appeal. I thought it was a bargain. #219-1934 FORD ROADSTER. S/N 680524. Creme/black and gray. LHD. Chevy Tired of wrenching on your old car?... BB One Exports Buys Vintage Cars! Nothing missing; spotless. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $49,000. Extremely well-done Phantom Woody Wagon made from two-door sedan by J Higaboom. A show-quality car that should go for $75,000.* Date sold: 6/15/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2418877447 Details: 160 miles. 445-hp V8, six-speed. Custom paint, chrome wheels, signed by Steve Saleen. Call. Fax or Email Today... Live Happily Ever After. (Or Buy Another One From BB One Exports!) Sale result: Sold at $68,500, 15 bids. Seller's feedback: 279 Buyer's feedback: 18 MSRP: $73,983 Edmunds.com: $N/A Other current offering: Motorized Market (Huntsville. AL; www.motorizedmarketcom). Asking $40,000 for a 1,550-mile S281 example. 2004 Cadillac XLR convertible BB One Raymond Milo, le patron  October, 2003 323.656-7483 Exports bbone8v@dslextreme.com fax 323.654.8788 8375 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90069 Date sold: 7/30/03 Sale location: eBay Motors; #2425031163 Details: 10 miles. 279-c.i., 315-hp V8, fivespeed automatic. Wood steering wheel, headup display, mirror-polished wheels. Sale result: Sold at $81,700; 16 bids. Seller's feedback: 3 Buyer's feedback: 0 MSRP: $76,200 Edmunds.com: $76,525 Other current offering: Beck Motor Company (Pierre, SD; www.becluntr.com ). Asking $85,000 for a new model.

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              SCM Price Guide: English Cars ach month, SCM will provide prices for different segments of the collector car market. The values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent conditionsignificantly 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 owners, dealers and collectors. As condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value, each car must be evaluated according to its own merits. 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. E Price Range as Ace Roadster  Aceco Coupe  Ace Bristol Roadster  428 Convertible  Cobra 260/289  Cobra 427 428 Coupe   STON MARTIN 882 Coupe   882 Draphead 883 082/4 Coupe  882/4 Drophead  8835 Customer Car  882/4 Mk II Coupe  D82/4 Mk III Coupe  062/4 Mk III DHC  882/4 Mk III Notchbk DBR1   284 Series 1-10 Cpe  DB4 Series V Coupe  884 Drophead (1-11)  08461  813461 Zagato  885 Coupe  085 Coupe Vantage  DOS Valente  DB2/4 Bertone Spyder  DB3S Team Car  (For all Aston serial-production core through current, deduct 25% for ROD in US only.) 515 000  C 2/95 585,000   50-53  50-53  51-53  53-55  53-55  53-55  53-56  53-56  55-57  55-57  55-57  55-57  56-60  58-63  61-62  58-63 59-63  60-63   DOS Shooting Bmlcu  206 Volante Sh. Chassis  886 Coupe  886 Coupe Vantage  086 Shooting Brake  086 Volante (long chassis)  DBS (kyl.)  D86 Mk II Coupe  086 Mk II Volonte  DBS 08  AM Vantage  Volante Drophead  AM 08 54 (sorb.)  63-65  63-65  64-65  64-65  65-66  65-69  65-69  65-69  66-69  67-72  69-70  69-70  70-72 72-73   302  102  10  492  73  3  n/a  3  199  551  inc.  inc.  5  925  185  75  19  530,000  560,000  5275,000  530000  552,500  5250 000  51.000,000 5800,000  527,500  $27,500  S70,000  530,000  5300,000  535,000  577,500 B A C 11/95 5275,000  A 6/96 $1,400,000 A $900,000  535,000  $45,000  $95,000  545,000  A C C B B 52 500,0M 52,800,000 A $75,000  590000  8 5160,000  $350,000  1,321  inc.  6  140  857  240  38  70  79-82  350  299 AM V8 S4 (injected)  Lagonda Saloon  Volante Drophead  Logonda Saloon  Volante DHC (in).)  Lagonda Saloon  Virage Coupe  84  86-89  03-85  83-86  (Injection became standard in late '86.) 85-87  86-89  88-89  90-93  inc.  645 inc.   n/a  inc.  n/a  n/a   595,000  $115,000  5150,000  560,000  5150,000  565,000  $70,000  S50,000  590,000  515,000  S100,000  5160,000  520,000  $30,000  $35,000  (All Valente Dropheads had 'Oscar India' wood dashes.) 79-85  540,000  545,000  $25,000  560,000  $25,000  $50,000  $40,000  $50,000  5225,000 5450 000  (Add up to 50% for factory team race cars; e.g., 10EV and 20EV ) 886  inc.  123  12  37  5100,000  B 6/01 5125,000  (Series 10-ASS triple-carb engine, odd $5,000; Series V covered-headlight models, add $5,000 A 4/97 $1,800,000 $2,500,000 A 5175,000  $185,000 $250,000  595,000  $250,000  595,000  $100,000  $70,000 5135,000 532,500 $150,000  5225.000  $30,000 S31.500 (AM 0852/3 'Pre-Oscar India' V8s have leather dashes. Production for S3 Vantages was 43 $50,000 555,000 ('Oscar Indio' S4s can be identified by their wood dashes. Add $10,000 for factory 'Vantages.') $65,000 $35,000 570,000 $35,000 $00,000  550,000  $75,000 C D C 3/01 B 3/99 A C B 8 12/97 8 D 12/99 B B (21 with automatic, 9 with five-speed and Vantage, B with five-speed and standard come. 53-63  54-63  56-63  62-65  65-67  67-73  68-73  226 319  466   655 348 58' 28' 550,000  535,000  565 000  5140,000  $190,000 528,500 538,500    570,000 540 000  505,000  5165 000 5245 000 541,000 551,500 17, E 1 Virage Valente  B 3/03  C B 12/95 (28 cars, all ROD, were fitted with Ford Zephyr six-cylinder engine, Rudd alloy head and triple Webers. Add 25%.) A 4/98 A 7/95  lISTIN/MORRIS Mini-Cooper Mini-Cooper S  100-4 (BNI) 100-4(882) 1005  100/16 Le Mans (factory)  100-Six BN4 (2+2)   91-93  41  n/o  62-64  64-66  53-55  55-56  55  55-56  56-59  30,000' 13,922 10,633  2,765  55 1,159  The SCM Tier of Collectibility is an A to F scale, which ranks the cars in terms of their long-term desirability. It is not a predictor of short-term appreciation, but an overall evaluation of the collectibility of the car, regardless of current market conditions. The scale is self-explanatory and ranges from A-Tier cars, great classics like the Mercedes 300 SL and the Ferrari 250 SWB, to F-Tier cars, hopeless sleds like Alfetta sedans and four-cylinder Pontiac Fieros. Production numbers of some classic cars are always open to debate; if you have updated information please send it to copyed@sportscarmarket .com. We are open to discussion of specific A-F rankings, as well.• Price Range  5100,000  5140 000  C (Add $30,000-$40,000 for wide body; for all 08 Astons, odd 54,000-57,000 for five-speed and 515,000-520,000 for European spec Vantage [+85 hp].) 59 500  515 000  (Model years and non-S production numbers forts models only.) 020,000  520,000  10,289  3000 Mk 1 (BT7) 2+2  59-61  61-62  10,825  (All Mark Is are double carb. Add $4,000 for 3000 Mk II (BT7) 2+2  5,095  3000 Mk II (B17)  62-64  64-67  6,113  (The 817 featured the first roll-up windows.) 3000 Mk III (818)  858 Factory Rallye cars Phase II Bugeye Sprite  Sprite  MO 3-Litre Speed Model (bitsa)  'Matching #s / original  Big Six (bitsa)  'Matching #s / original 41/2-Litre (bitsa)   'Matching #s / original Speed Six (bitsa) 'Matching #s / original 41/2-litre S1charged 8-Litre 4-litre  3 1/2-Litre Saloon  'Rore/oltmnite/open  4 1/4-Litre Saloon  'Rare/attractive/open  Mark VI Saloon  Mark VI Coupe  Mark VI Drophead 0-type Saloon  23-29  26-30 27-31   28-30  30-31  30-31  31  33-36  36-39  inc. inn, 545 inc. 669 inc. inc. 50 100 50 1,177 inc. 1,234 inc. R Cont./Fastback/H1M  Si Saloon  51 Continental (PW) $1 Cant. DHCAND 51 Cont. DHC/RHD Si Coot Flying Spur  S2 Cont (WPW) 52 Cont. DHC      Si Cont./Fasiback/aIN  (1938-39 MR/MX series, add 15%.) 46-52  47-52  47-52  52-55  52-55  55-59  55-58  55-58  55-59  55-59  58-59  59-62  59-62  5,201 mt. inc. 2,320 208 3,107 431 6447 58-61  62-71  BENTLEY 3-Litre (Saloon or bitsa) 21-29   7  5115,000  532,500  S20,000  526,000  $30,000 5165,000  550,000  B 4/02 A B 526,000  C 2/99 (Production of early BN4s, built at Longbridge, with non-6-part heads, was 6,045. Later, Abingdon-built 6-pert head, production was 4,241. 8146 two-seaters, add $3,000, 4,150 built 520 000  S20,000  535 000 035 000  8 (All 3000 Mark II B17s and BN7s [side-curtain cars] are triple sorb. Add $5,000 for twoseat Mk II [BN7], 355 built.100-Six/3000 odd $2,000 for factory two-seat hard top, $1,000 for four-seat hard top. Deduct $1,500 for disc wheels.) 522500  17,703  526 500  (Add 10% for Phase II 858; 16,314 built, with 1,390 Phase Is) S100,000  $9,500  48,999 80,363 1,634 $4,500  560,000 500,000 595,000 5120,000 5200,000 5300,000 5150 000 5200,000 $400,000 5450,000 5500,000 5250,000 $15,000 522,500 $75,000 $35,000 $75,000 511,000 530,000 545,000 517,500 5110,0M 511,500 585,000 (LHD EOM will bring a minimum 20% premium in the US.) inc. inc. inc. inc. 388 inc. $352,500 950,000 S125,000 $50,000 530,000 550,000 035 000 536,000  5125,000 515,000 56,000 5100,000 5150,000 5130,000 $115,003 $400,000 5500,000 S250,000 5325,000 $450,000 5900.000 $850,000 5500,000 $160,000 $40,000 5110,000 $45,000 5125,000 520,000 $40,000 $75,000 530,000 5185,000 $25,000 $140,000 590,000 5300,000 5150,000 585,000 $,45,000 $05,000 1/94 510 000 522 , 500 C 5/94 B 6/00 = 00 S2 Saloon S3 Saloon (LHD) S3 Cont. (angled headlight) S3 DHC (angled headlight) $3 Cont. Flying Spur Sedan 11(6.25 Liter) Ti MPW Coupe 11 MPW Convertible Convertible 12 Comae Coupe Comae Convertible Mulsanne Sedan Mulsanne Turbo Continental Coupe Continental Convertible Sedan 8 Mulsonne S Sedan Turbo R Continental Convertible Turbo R Turbo R LWB Continental Convertible Continental R Brooklands B 7/00 C 4/98 C 1/98 Et 6/03 A A A A A 9/97 A Braoklands LWB Azure Convertible FRAZER NASH LeMons Replica ORDON-KEIBLE Coupe AGUAR SS I Coupe SS II Coupe SS 90 SS 100 2 1/2 Litre  SS 100 3 1/2 Litre  SS Jaguar Saloon  SS Jaguar DHC  Mk IV Saloon  Mk IV DHC  Mark V Saloon  Mark V DHC  80 120 Rdstr. (alloy)  OK 120 Roadster  OK 120 Coupe  OK 120 Drophead  00 140 Roadster  OK 140 Drophead 80140 Coupe  D 2/01  59-62 62-65 62-66 62-66 63-66 65-76 66-70 66-70 70-76 77-80 77-80 77-84 81-84 81-64 85-87 85-89 85-91 85-92 88-91 90-92 92-95 92-95 93-95 93-95 93-95 93-96 95 48-56  64-68  31-36  31-34  35-36  36-40  38-40  35-40  38-40  45-49  47-49  49-51  49-51  49-50  51-54  51-54  53-54  n/a n/a n/a 190 118 n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a 240 7,391 2,678 1,769 3,347 2,740 2,797 1,922 1,318 312 int int n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/0 n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a  $15,000 528,000 $35,000 $70030 $65,000 510,000 SI5,000 $40,000 $30,000 S16,000 522,000 533,000 518,000 $20.000 533,000 548,000 520.000 S20,000 526,000 $60,000 545,000 $55,000 5100,000 585,000 $45,000 $50,000 $100,000 580,000  515,000  530,000 $32,500 $100,000 $120,000 5160,01X1 $18,000 $35,000 $22,000 545,000 $15,000 $40,000 595,000 540,000 525,000 $40,000 (SE option: dual exhausts, spoke wheels, cams, etc., add $5,000) 54-57  54-57  54-57  535,000 537,500 525,000 58-61  58-61  58-61  1,339 2,489 4,101 532,500  $32,500 $25,000   A  59-61  59-61  59-61  51-56  57-58  1,466 inc. inc. 550,000 545,000 535,000    512,500  511,500  522,000 S35 000 555,000 5100,000 5120,000 522,000 $30,000 $60,000 548,000 $25,000 $33,000 $55,000 527,000 530,000 554,000 562,000 536,000 $45.000 $53,000 $120,000 S85,000 595,000 5145,000 5130,000 567,000 579,000 5140,000 5115,000 525,000 $40,000 542.500 5150.000 S160,000 5200,000 525,000 545,000 S28,000 560,000 520.000 555,000 5135,000 555,000 540,000 $50,000 555,000 $57,500 530,000 (MC option: C-type head, cams, suspension, spoke wheels, add 55,000.) 80 950 Rdstr. 3.4/3.8  00 150 DH( 3.4/3.8  00 150 FHC 3.4/3.8  (Add $5,000 for 3.81 engine.) OK 1505 3.4 Rdstr.  OK 1505 3.4 DHC OK 150S 3.4 FHC  8 2/94 A Mark VII Saloon  Mark VIII Saloon  545,000 $47,500 530,000 570,000 $65,000 537,500 515,000 $14,000 Price Range /1 8 B 11/94 A 10/00 8 A B 4/00 C 1/97 C 4/95 B 3/02 B 8/96 (Add $10,000 for 3.81 150$ FHC and DHC. Add $25,000 for 3.81 1505 Roadster.) Oa  n/a  Sports Car Market

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a 4 Mork IX Saloon Mark 0/4209 Mk 11 Saloon 2.4 Mk 11 Saloon 3.4 Mk 11 Saloon 3.8 OK C-lype  XK D-type  XK-SS  59-69  62-64  56-59  60-66  60-67  50-53  53-55  56-57  n/a n/a 83,000 inc. inc. 54 77 18  516,000  58 000  57,000  59.000  520 000   S750,000  Price Range m 5a 519,000 510,000 59,000 513.000 530.000 (Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, 52,000 for automatic, 51500 for no overdrive.) 5900,000  A  5900 000  Si 200 000 A 5850 000  S1100 000 A (Price ranges for OK C, D and SS Jaguars 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 'bine that has only a few authentic parts will.) ORE Factory light*.  XKE Cony. 3.8 fiat-fir. XKE Cpe. 3.8 flat-fir. ORE Convertible 3.8 DOE Coupe 3.8 ORE Cony. 4.2 (SI) HE Coupe 2+2  61-62  61-62  61-62  62-64  62-64  64-67  66-67  64-67  68-71  68-71  16 7,827 7,669 inc. inc. 9,548 4,220 (Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) ORE Coupe 4.2 (SI)  ORE Cony. 4.2 (SII)  ORE Cpe. 2+2 (SII)  ORE Cpe. 4.2 (S11) XKE Cony. 012 (5111) ORE Cpe. 012 (5111)  01220  XK8 Coupe  0K8 Convertible  ENSEN 68-71  71-74  71-74  91-93  7,770 8,627 5,326 4,855 7,990 7,297 300 (Due to changes in US DOT lows, XI 220s con no 97-00  97-00  n/o n/a Interceptor FF Coupe  Interceptor 11/111 FHC  Interceptor III DK  ENSEN- 66-71  66-76  74-76  (Add $1,500 for 440-c.i. engine.) HEALEY 318 6,387 inc. 5900,000 535,000 525,000 535,000 525,000 535,000 S12,000 525,000  530,000  S12,000  S20,000 530 000 520,000 51 200 000 550,000 $335,000 550,000 530,000 550,000 514 000 530,000 545,000 515,000 (Add $1,000 for air conditioning. Deduct $3,000 for automatic tronsm ssion.) 525,000 547 500 525 000 (For 5111, deduct $3,000 for automatic, $2,000 for disc in . Add $3,000 for factory hardtop 5125,000  5150,000 be brought into the OS) 530,000  535,000  548,500 552,000 513,500 57,500   S17,500   519 500 9000 520000 C 3/03  D 3/03 C 3/03 A   J.= E. Turbo SE (intercl.,  264 bhp) Elan 0-100  E. Turbo 54 (282 bhp)  E. Turbo S9 (300 bhp)  Elan 52  Esprit V8 O  NA Magnate Roadster  PA Midget Roadster  PB Midget Roadster  NB Mognette Roadster  SA Drophead Coupe  TA Drophead Coupe  VA Drophead Coupe  WA Draphead Coupe  TO Roadster  MG-IC  MG-TD  O  MG-IF 1250  MG-IF 1500  MGA Roadster 1500  MGA Coupe 1500  B  heels, $1,000 ferns air condition-  8 9/01 MGA Twin Cam Rdstr.  MGA Twin Cam Cue.  MGA Roadster 1600  MGA Coupe 1600  MGA Deluxe Rdhr.  MGA 1600 MkIIRdsh  MGA 1600 Mk11 Coupe  MGA Mk11 Deluxe Rdstr.  MGB Cony MkI  MGB (chrome bumper) MGB (rubber bumper)   MGB-GT  Six Seven SI  Seven 52  Seven 53  Seven 54  Caterham 7  Labs XI (S1 and S2)  57-60  60-68  68-70  70-73  74-81  56-60  Elite Si and 52 (Climax erg.) 58-63  Elan Si Convertible  Elan ST Convertible  Elan 53 Convertible  Elan 53 Coupe  Elan Plus 2  Elan 54 Convertible  Elan 54 Coupe  Europa Si  Europa S2  Europa IC/Special  Elan 26R (S1 and S2)  Europa 47  Cortina Mkl  Cortina Mk2  Elite Si  Eclat 51 Sprint  Esprit S1  Esprit 52  62-64  64-66  65-68  65-68  67-74  68-74  68-74  67-68  69-72  72-74  242 1,350 350 625 n/a 270 1,076 9,053  inc Si  inc. 51  inc. M.  4,798  inc 51  inc. cvt.  8,969  inc  inc.  97 55 530,000 522,000 517,000 S16,000 510,000 59,500 550,000 530,000 516.000  516,000  $16,000  59.000  58 000  $13,000  58,000  55,000  56.000  $9,000  2,894 4,032 2,225 1,302 718 E. Turho/Corhs (Giugiaro)  E. Turbo  E. Turbo/lm (Giurparo)  230 bhp) October, 2003 1,045 378 E. Turbo (new style/220 bhp)  E. Turbo (SE gearbox, 1,023 506 495 121 575,000 $45,000 59,500 56.500 $7,500 $8,000 58,000 512,000 510,000 514,000 511,000 517,000 89  518,000 540,000 528.000 523.000 519.000 512.500 512,500 S70,000 540 000 (This number represents 'complete body units" finished or not. Actual production number mac from 1,029 to 1,076.) 520,000 S20,000 520,000 512,000  512,000  516,500  512,000  58,000  59,000  512,500  (217 IC/Specials were numbered, the rest were decoled and stickered.) 65-66  68-70  62-66  67-70  74-80  75-80  78-80  78-80  80-82  83-85  85-87  88  590,000 560,000 $14,000 S9,500 59,000 S9,500 513,000 S16,000 512,000 S21,000 525,000 523,000 525,000 B 6/00 B D B C C C B A  A 12/96 61913-GT MGB-GO 98 MU Convertible MGC-GT Midget  Midget  Midget  Midget  SCM Price Guide: English Cars Price Range a  4 89-93  90-91  94-95  95  94  95-97  34-36  34-35  34-36  35-36  36-39  36-39  37-39  38-39  39-40  45-49  49-53  53-54  1955  55-59  1,608 3,855 385 64 800 n/a  519,000  515,000  535, 000  535 000 512, 500   546,500  n/a 1,900 n/a 98 n/a n/a 576 n/o n/o 10,000 29,664 6,200 3,400 58,750 55-59 inc rdstr 58-60  58-60 59-61  2,111 Inc rdstr 31,501 59-61 inc rdstr 60-61  61-62  82 8,719 61-62 61-62 inc. rdstr 313  62-67 387,675 68-74 75-80   int inc. 65-67  68-74 73-76 67-69 67-69 125,597 inc. 2,591 4,552 4,457 (Deduct $1,000 for automatic transmission.) 61-64  64-66  66-74  74-79  ORGAN Flat radiator models  Plus 4 (Triumph erg.)  4/4 (Ford powered)  SS  45-53  54-68  54-90  60-69  750' 3,390 n/o 102 Plus 8 (Factory-built only, matching numbers.) 68-90   ROLLSROYCE P II closed/formal 'Rare/open coachwork P II Cont. Saloon 'Rare/open coachwork Phantom III, closed/formal Rare/open coachwork 20 Saloon 'Other coachwork 20/25 Saloon  'Other coachwork  25/30 Saloon  'Other coachwork  Wraith  Silver Wraith  D 11/99 C 11/99 Silver Wraith '5'  29-35  31-35  36-39  22-29  29-36  36-38  3339  46-55  56-59  49-55  55-59  5362  1,767 Inc inc. icc 710 Inc 2,940 inc. 3827 inc 1,201 inc. 491 1,783 inc. (Includes 4.9L engine and power steering.) Silver Dawn Saloon  Silver Cloud I Sal.  Silver Cloud II Sul.  760 2,359 2,716 530,000 580,000 535,000 5150.000 535.000 580,000 520.000 535,000 517,000 535,000 520,000 $40,000 520,000 520,000 540,000 530,000 518,500  519,000   510,000 5200,000 5125,000 5325,000 500,000 5150,000 540,000 570,000 535,000 585,000 540,000 590,000 505,000 545,000 580,000 547,500 524,500 524,500 85 518,000 520,000 515,000    550,000  16,080 22,601 99,896 73,099 535,000 526,000 530,000 530,000 524,000 521,000 514,000 525,000 516,500 518,000 515,000 515 000 515,000 S15,000 514.000 S20,000 520,000 St 8,000 S15,000 520,000 515,000 514,000 520,000 58.000 57,500 S5 000 56 000  55 000 56,000 $7,500 56,500  54,000 54,000 54,000 $44,000     _e en $33,000 520,000 S45.000 545.000 S15,000 (Elan S2s were built for UK and ROW only. Lotus purists insist these are not true Loh Of course, that begs the question about the earlier Elans with Isuzu engines.) 562,000 545 000 535,000 542,000 540,000 535,000 532,000 520,500 537,500 S29,000 524,000 S20,000 520,000 525,000 520,000 518,000 530,000 525,000 525,000 518,000 527,500 522,500 518,000 525,000 $12,500 512,500 57.500    S9,000 57,000 50,000 510.000 $9,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 56,000 522,000 525,000 520,000 (Prices are for four-seat models. Two-seat and DHC, add $4,000. SS, add $44,000.) 565,000 A 2,500 524,000  528,000 Silver Cld III Saloon  SCIII HIM DHC (LHD)  Silver Cloud II DHC Phantom V   Silver Shadow Sal.  Site Shad MPW Cpe.  Silo Shod MPW DHC  60-62 60-67 62-65 62-65 66-76 67-70 67-70   Corniche S2 Coupe Corniche 52 Cony. Silver Shadow II Silver Wraith II  Corniche Convertible  Silver Spirit  Silver Spur  71-76  71-76  75-86  77-81 71-76 77-80      Mc 832 2,297 '50 16,717 571 505 780 1,233 514 310 40 ,s Price Range • .2 5100.000 542,500 530,000 5250,000 S15,000  S23,000 526 000   (Rebadged as Cornithes in 1971, with 6 3/41. engine.) Comiche SI Coupe  Corniche Si Cone.  Camargue 1,595 8,425 Corniche 11 Convertible  Comae III Convertible  Silver Spirit II  Silver Spur II  10/99  C 9/00  Cornahe IV Convertible  Silver Spur III Silver Dawn  Flying Spur  UNBEAM  B  2/99  (MGA/B deduct $2,000 for disc wheels except for Twin Com/DeLuxe. B add $1900 far factory hard top, $500 far overdrive.) B 5/03  B 9/02 Tiger Mk INA (260-c.t.)  Tiger Mk 11 (289-c.i.)  RIUMPH 1800/2000 Roadster  102 Long door TR2 Short door TR3 (sm. mouth) TR3A (lg. mouth) 1038 104 TR4A 10250 106 (small bumpers) TR6 (rubber bumpers) TR7 TR7 Convertible IRS Coupe TR8 Convertible Stag Spitfire Mk I/11 Spitfire Mk III Spitfire Mk IV Spitfire 1500 GT6 Coupe Mk 1 GT6+ Cpe. (Mk II) 916 Coupe Mk III Griffith 2500 Coupe 2500M Coupe Tamar Roadster Tosmin 280i • (Production number includes Bentley 12.) 77-80 78-85  81-89  81-99  86-90  90-91  91-92  91-93  92-95  94-95  95  95  Alpine Rdstr. (early style)  Alpine Roadster  53-55 60-67  64-67  67   46-49  53-54 54-55  55-57  57-61  62-63  61-64  64-68  68  69-74  75-76  76-81  79-80  80-81  80-81  71-73  62-67  68-70  70-74  75-80 67-68 69-70 70-74 63-65  71-73  72-77  76-79  78-79  83  84-87  2,145 n/a n/a n/a o/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3,000 69,251 6,498 571 4,501 8,628 inc. 13,378 58,236 3,331 40,253 28,465 8,484 94,619 inc 112,368 mc 2,497 inc. n/a 82,982 65,320 70,021 95,829 15,818 12,066 13,042 300 n/o n/a 395 258 Oa c/a 522 500 S32,000 525,000 525,000 536,000 516 000 519 000 S30,000 516.000 S16,000 S46,000 S68,000 532,000 535,000 590,000 550,000 550,000 565,000 59,000  55,000 517,000 518,000    515,000  515,000 515.000 515,000 515,000 515,000 59,500 51 0,000 512,500 59,500 58.500 54,000 53,500 54,000 57,500 S6,500 54,500 53,500 54,000 54,000 55.000 55,000 55,000 525,000 56,000 $6,000 56,000 510,000 56,000 57,000 5125.000 585,000 540,000 5350 000 (Deduct 5100k for RHD or non-factory conversions. Factory-built DHCs are properly termed 'adaptations.") 527,500 525000 533,000 527.500 540,000 542,000 533,000 545,000 525,000 525,000 555,000 S32,000 534,000 572,000 5100,000 546,000 $55,000 5143,000 565,000 560,000 $75,000 511,000 58,000 S19,500 S24,000 520,000 (TR2/3, deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, add $750 for overdrive, add $1,000 for factory hard top.) 522,500 522,500 522,500 522,500 525,000 $12,500 515,000 515,000 515,000 512,500 56,000 54,500 56,000 59,500 58,500 56,500 56,500 56,000 56.000 57,500 S7,500 57,000 535.000 510,000 510,000 510,000 515,000 510,000 51 0,000 12/00 B 11/02 B  11/02 t I I D 5/00 C 11/02 C 12/02 C 3/99 B 3/99 D 5/96 C 4/03 C 4/03 C  4/03

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Bike Buys / Paul Duchene 1985-89 Suzuki RG500 Gamma f your idea of fun is going 150 mph on a four-cylinder, two-stroke motorcycle that makes a sound like two skeletons having sex on a tin roof, you've got only one choice: the Suzuki RG500 Gamma. Suzuki spent millions developing the RG500 for the Formula One circuit in the 1970s. The bike had a successful racing career, winning seven manufacturers' championships and four world championships (Barry Sheene in 1976 and 1977, Marco Lucchinelli in 1981, and Franco Uncini in 1982). In 1985, Suzuki unleashed the street-racer version, the "Gamma." I Cs 0' Welcome lo the road- You can't mistake the Greek letter on the side or the four exhaust pipes—two under the seat and two down low. The Gamma weighs just 340 pounds and with the half-liter four cranking out 95 horsepower it's capable of an II-second quarter-mile. This is not a beginner's bike. There's not much torque below 6,000 rpm, but at 9,500 it gets "on the pipe" and makes what seems like an ever-increasing amount of power up to 12,000 rpm. Even experienced riders are caught off-guard by just how relentlessly this bike accelerates. Top speed is around 150 mph (the racing versions did 180). The oil injection system is effective enough that the bike can be ridden smoothly in town. The square four, water-cooled motor is extremely compact, with the two crankshafts geared together. The frame is aluminum and the overall style resembles the early Suzuki GSX-R. Handling is amazingly precise; lean the bike and it just goes where you want. Twin front discs pull it down fast—a good thing, as two-strokes offer no engine braking. The bikes were never sold directly in the US because of emissions laws, but about 100 have found their way from Canada and others can still be bought there, though you have to sort out the paperwork to import them. They come in four color combinations, including the dark blue/red Walter Wolf model, named for the Canadian oil magnate who started a Suzuki racing team. The cost new was about $5,000; today, expect to pay from $5,000-$8,000 for a correct bike. These bikes continue to appreciate—I expect them to sell in the $10,000-$12,000 range in five years. As most of these bikes were bought to be ridden hard, a careful mechanical inspection is in order. If the bike runs rough or seems down on power, have the Power Valve and Automatic Exhaust Control looked at; it's a complicated setup that must be adjusted perfectly for the bike to perform properly. At nearly 20 years old, the Gamma has shortcomings by modern standards. If the engine is still a ten, the brakes are about a seven, but the tires are a three. Later-model, larger diameter and wider Suzuki wheels racing gang. can solve that problem. Other recommended modifications are aftermarket foam air cleaners for the slim Mikuni side-draft carburetors (the original airbox was overly restrictive) and an upgraded second/sixth gear clustershaft, as gearboxes tend to jump out of second as they become worn. The bikes have a good network of spares, manuals and information. Gamma aficionados are fanatical and helpful, none more so than Rick Lance in Murrayvi Ile, Georgia (www.lancegamma.com ). Lance got his first Gamma in 1985 and estimates he's bought and sold at least 70 since. The upside to owning a Gamma is that you will be immediately accepted into the gang of hardcore road racing enthusiasts, and you'll be riding a bike that has the DNA of a true world champion. The downside is that while every US Suzuki dealership has heard of them, nobody knows how to work on one. "The best Gamma mechanic within 50 miles of you is likely to be ... you," says Lance dryly.• free Walter Wolf model, in dark blue and red. Years produced  Colors  1985-89 Black/white; blue/white; light blue/dark blue; dark blue/red (Walter Wolf model) Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight  Price new  Value today  Cost of full service/tune  Frame #  Engine #  approx. 9,800 worldwide, 980 exported to Canada (last 100 are Walter Wolf model) 498-cc water-cooled square four Six-speed 340 lb $5,000 in 1985 $4,000-$20,000 Under $50, but you have to do it yourself Stamped on right side of steering head Top of case, right rear Perfect Gamma Rider: Likes listening to the soundtrack from Texas Chainsaw Massacre Rating: ,fr**** is best Fun to ride T.1.**** Ease of maintenance ***** Appreciation ***** www classicshowcase.corn "Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European Vehicles World Class Restoration Facility, Guaranteed Show Winners" Sales Dept: 760-747-3188 • Buying/Restoring: 760-747-9947 • Fax: 760-747-4021 San Marcos, CA 92069-3028 USA• management@classicshowcase.com

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Reviews Ratings: *11r*** is best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs etc. must be furnished for review Please send both copies to SCM, P.O. Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 FROM PASSION TO PERFECTION: THE STORY OF FRENCH STREAMLINED STYLING-1930-1939 Author:  Web site:  ISBN:  Size:  Phone:  Rating:  Price:  Photographer:  Publisher:  Richard Adatto Jean-Paul Caron Editions SPE Barthelemy +33145676303 www.adattoauto.corn 2-912838-22-3 9.5x 12.5 inches, hard bound, 288 pages $89.95 French streamliner owners and fans ***** Classic car admirers, collectors, historians There was a time, not so long ago, when many otherwise astute US-based collectors turned their noses up at the French confections of the '30s with their swoopy lines, rakish cockpits, sharp edges and low profiles. No more. Many of these cars have been elevated to works of art in the auto-collecting realm, and prices paid for them at auction unquestionably confirm this status. Seattle businessman Richard Adatto saw his first French streamliner, a Delahaye V12, in 1979 and it was love at first sight. His quest for streamliners of his own ran parallel to his desire to learn all he could about this singular group of cars. This book is the result of nearly a quarter-century of research, interviews, study and pursuit of the stories behind these cars and their designers. Author:  AMERICAN DREAM CARS: 60 YEARS OF THE BEST CONCEPT VEHICLES Web site:  ISBN:  Size:  Price:  Rating:  Publisher:  Phone:  Mitchel J. Frumkin and Phil Hall Krause Publications 800/258-0929 www.krause.com 0-87349-491-1 8i/2x 11 inches, softbound, 348 pages $24.95 All readerslwr Concepts have fascinated the automotive public since they were first presented at auto shows to show off the carmakers' futuristic designs. One of the earliest, the Buick Y-Job, became Harley Earl's personal transportation and is credited with inspiring many dream cars of the '50s. Passion 11,- Stay ts, 1,e vet, et* stong 19 30 1939 It appears the authors' intent was to present an encyclopedia of pre-production vehicles from the past 60 years. Thus, the book presents the efforts of the Big Three automakers and several independents in as close to chronological order as possible, beginning in the early 1950s and continuing to the present day. Each marque is presented with a black-and-white photograph and a paragraph describing the vehicle. But no differentiation was made between the significant and the mundane and, unfortunately, those in the latter category tend to dominate. Written in English, this work offers a wealth of new information about French exotica and succeeds on several levels. There are the histories of the designers and coachbuilders themselves, including primary and secondary source interviews and commentary from principals of firms such as Pourtout, Figoni et Falaschi, Saoutchik and Letourner et Marchand. Individual cars and their histories are meticulously surveyed. Thanks to Adatto's digging, a profile of the previously unknown styling genius Georges Paulin, designer of the stunning Embiricos Bentley, among other visual treats, is finally revealed. The aerodynamic era in France soldiered on past WWII, but prohibitive tax policies effectively put an end to the French luxury streamliner about 1950. Those that have been preserved are presented in a superb series of photos by Jean-Paul Caron. By celebrating the art form embodied in these flamboyant machines, Adatto and Caron have captured a glorious and unique decade in automotive design and elegance that is not likely ever to be seen again.—Dave Brownell 88  American Drown Cr 60 Years of the best Concept Vehicles 11----1 The book begins with the wonderful 1951 LeSabre from General Motors. another Harley Earl design that served as his daily driver, but quickly bogs down with lesser examples like the 1984 Saturn. For every 1953 Chrysler D' Elegance, an exciting design that had a significant effect on future models, there are a handful of 1990 Geo Storms and 1999 Pontiac Azteks. The concept cars of the mid-1970s through the late 1980s are called dream cars when they were actually nothing short of a nightmare. How much more exciting this book could have been if it had focused on 100 of the most exciting designs and left the others behind. Also, I would have preferred more details of the early General Motors and Ford concepts, including examples of factory marketing materials.—Carl Bomstead What—it's time to restore '70s Corvettes already? Yes, some of these big fiberglass dinosaurs have rolled up 200,000 miles or more by now, making them ready for rebuilding. Corvettes from this era have been the ones collectors love to hate: They're regarded as too big, too heavy, and too underpowered. However, after 30 years of age, third-generation Corvettes are beginning to receive some respect. They are among the most affordable Corvettes, and thousands are for sale. Author Tom Falconer has already completed volumes on the first- and second-generation Corvette, and now he tackles the not-so-classic third. He writes for owners who want to put their Corvettes back together the way they were built at the factory, with the correct materials. Falconer is enthusiastic about Corvettes but not blind to their faults. Among the 290 color photographs, the publisher should be commended for including unlovely photos of dusty and occasionally greasy engine compartments that show how an unmodified car should look. One can find clean and shiny engines at any Corvette show, but a view of an original and correct engine bay is far more helpful for any owner who wants to make his 'Vette as original as it can be. Owners of older Corvettes are among the most fanatical in their attempts to verify correct and original parts. From Comfort-weave sun visors to alloy wheels to flip-open gas filler lids, this book covers that ground well, including the issue of matching numbers on engine, frame and transmission. We learn that one of the most popular addons to C3 Corvettes was side exhaust pipes, originally installed on 4,355 cars in 1969 and since added to thousands more, burning passengers' ankles all over the country. With mentions of "tyres" and "kerbs" in this book, you may wonder what a Brit is doing writing about America's sports car. Shouldn't he stick to Jaguars? But the last chapter describing Falconer's restoration of a 1977 coupe confirms his hands-on knowledge of Corvettes.—Bill Sports Car Market ORIGINAL CORVETTE: THE RESTORER'S GUIDE 1968-1982 Torn Falconer Author:  Publisher:  Phone:  Web site:  Size:  Rating:  Price:  MBI Publishing Company 800/826-6600 www.motorbooks.corn 9 x 12 inches, hardbound, 144 pages $34.95 Corvette owners lwr** Casual enthusiasts **

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Twenty Year Picture English Four-Bangers $12,500 $10,000 $7,500 $5,000 $2,500 1984 • • 1985 1986  • fax Yes dear, bra, girdle, whatever—the car's ready for the mystery tour—Glenn Pierce, Fresno, CA October, 2003  1987 1988  1989 1990  1991 1965 Triumph TR4 1965 MGB 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite Mystery Photo Answers Triumph struggled for years with aerodynamic styling, finally adopting the Klingon cloaking device from Star Trek as a last-ditch attempt to revive US market sales.—Rene Bourget, Bellevue, WA Okay, you gatorheads, I've removed the veil, but that's it. Don't make me have to call the ACLU again!—David Keninitz, via e-mail TR6 IN STEALTH MODE GM spared no expense camouflaging the new C6 Corvette body style from the "spying" eye of the American public on a recent top-secret test drive.—Jim Retseck, Laporte, IN You can't be too careful about rock chips.—Roger A. Wooley, Portland, OR Peek-a-beep, beep, beep.—Bob Bayuk, NJ You call this safe sex?—Ron Burns, via Recently discovered outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, this is the only known photo of a prototype "automotive burka." Cited by some as evidence the former government would have eventually allowed women to drive; others have suggested it was intended to protect modest eyes from imported cars deemed "too sexy." Development apparently ended with the fall of the Taliban regime.—Jeff Jackson, Evansville, IN The folks over at Enterprise Rent-A-Car finally decided enough was enough with the "driving blind" approach.—Alex Fehrman, Golden, CO You shouldn't have called him a Chevette. You've made him angry. You won't like him when he's angry. (paraphrase from The Incredible Hulk)—Steve Levin, via e -mail It was decided that the Hulk movie sequel would focus on his car, with the tag line: "Don't ding my car: it makes my car angry, and you wouldn't like my car when it's angry."—Winston Chew, San Jose, CA A fundamental design flaw inevitably led to the discovery of their mobile marijuana-growing operation.—L.M. Vincent, Issaquah, WA Gee, it must be the Ferrari 288 GTO on steriods that I've been hearing about.—Chris Kelley, Piedmont, CA Only in south Florida can you get a car cover with a sunroof—Biff, Tampa, FL Peek-a-boo, I see you!—Steve Morris, Foster City, CA Auugggg, if I can just twist a little bit more, I can get this thing off and get out of here. (sidebar—TR-6s don't like to be covered up.)—Bob Kraft, via e-mail And this month's winner of a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1:18 scale model courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisal is Jeff Jackson, for his clear understanding of the socio-political history of Afghanistan.* 89 1992  1993 1994  1995 1996  1997 1998  1999 2000  2001 2002 2003 Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of the Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 888.760.2267, www.blackbookusa.com •

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Comments With Your Renewals Follow-up on interesting auction cars. I've thoroughly enjoyed knowing about the Cord L-29 UMD purchased at the Bonhams Brookline auction by a friend of mine from Houston.—Jerry Gauche, Houston, TX More muscle cars, less Italian (Alfa). Best car magazine in the world!—Don Urbanciz, Frankfort, IL Don't forget your Alfa Romeo roots!— Maarten Kulk, Atlanta, GA More Jaguar coverage.—Michael Manno, Salinas, CA How about an occasional tour of some of the better auto museums or collections around the world?—Jackson Schwartz, Woodland Hills, CA. We've started that with "SCM Picks." Watch for more in the future.—K.M. You should focus more on all-original, "time-capsule" cars. Come see my collection and I'll show you what I mean!—Robert Koons, Wayne, PA The last several auctions I have attended over the last year have had several people writing on clipboards as the auction progressed. When approached, these people claim to be writing for you. At the present rate, I predict that, within two years, half the attendees will be writing for you! Surely this can't be. Why not include pictures of your writers with the auction narrative?—Stew Cleave, Salem, OR Good idea, we'll pursue it. Thanks.—K.M. Love the magazine. It is the best of the 10 auto mags I get. At 30, I'm saving for my first classic.—Hans Kleinknecht, Maple Valley, WA Focus on your roots—classic sports cars. Drop anything American before 1960 and all hot rods—boring. Focus on what's important.— Ward Witkowski, Marietta, GA Great publication, Keith and Cindy. Keep up the great effort. P.S. Watch out for that Randy Simon. I think he's got a red 308 he wants you to buy.—David Nelson, Akron, OH And thanks to all ofyou for your thoughffid comments and your renewals.—Cindy Banzer and Keith Martin• /AB ZONA FORT McDOWELL CASINO • NOVEMBER 8-9 • 300 CARS EXPECTED 1-800-2554485 wito.SilverAuctions.coin To Buy or Sell &WIN t. 13 20  a ni  lforn,.? Oct. 1 Seattle, Washington • Oct. 22 te, Washi on • Oct. 25 r cti  re  rO!T ONA IN  and, Oregon • Nov. 1 300 Cars • Fort McDowell near Scottsdale • Nov. ISE 80 Cars • Boiseadalw • Nov. 15 buying an  1.0, 500 Cars • near Scottsdale, Arizona • fan. 16-18, 2004 f r endaf. cars scheduled for auction, ling ff CAR AUCTIONS 90 Sports Car Market

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Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson ZYMoL ITAL GLAZE This  special glaze, developed in cooperation with Ferrari, Ferrari North America and Pininfarina, is formulated specifically for the softer paint finishes used on both old and new Italian cars, and to bring out color. It contains a high percentage (47 percent by volume) of Brazilian yellow Camauba wax, the hardest and most protective natural wax. By comparison, most waxes only contain about 3-5% Camauba wax. The application method is different than for other waxes, so be sure to check before applying. Price: $59 for 8 ounces. Zymill, 800.999.5563, www.zymol.com. WALLWERKS BLACK AND WHITE COLLECTION This special series of posters concentrates on the beautiful curves and fine details of some of the most popular sports cars, accented through crisp black-and-white close-up photography. Each is numbered and signed, in a limited run of only 50 per image and printed on acid-free, bright white watercolor paper. They measure 17" x 26", 18" x 26", or 19" x 26", depending on the image. Price: $220.50. wvvvv.autofanatics.com . RICHARD MILLE WATCH 6 October, 2003 The handfinished Richard Mille RM003 watch is designed for serious gearhead race fans. The genuine 23jewel wind-up movement, visible through the face, has a minimum 50-year lifespan and a 70-hour power reserve between windings, complete with a performance meter (designed to look like a tachometer) that allows you to see at any moment the remaining tension in the barrel spring. Special design considerations were given to shock absorption and precise time- If you own a large SUV as a tow vehicle here's a useful invention. This fold-down step fits onto the tow-hitch receiver and allows much easier step-up for accessing the cargo area or the luggage rack, or for easier vehicle washing. When the step is folded down and not in use, its LED array functions as a bright brake and running light. With some truck bumpers more than three feet above the ground, the step system can be a must-have. It's made of cast aluminum with the choice of two different finishes: satin chrome or black powder coat. The Flip-Step comes in three different sizes, including the new "MAX" size that fits the Hummer H2. Can fit either 11/4" or 2" hitch receivers and plugs into existing wiring. Rated at 300 to 500 pounds, depending on the model. Price: $69.95-$109.95. Nu-Tec Designs, wvvw.flip-step.com . OIL ABSORBER MAT AutoFanatics, 800.820.1519, Keep your garage floor free of unsightly oil and fluid stains with this oil-absorbent mat, and eliminate the need to use drip pans, absorbent powders and smelly degreas- ing agents. Said to be based on ocean oil-spill cleanup technology, this mat has a spongelike, ribbed texture on the top that absorbs fluids evenly and holds them in, while the bottom backing—which fluids can't penetrate—grips the floor. And it's not as cumbersome to move as those full-floor mats—you just slide it under the car. Price: $14.95 for 3' x 4', $19.95 for 3' x 7'. Brookstone, 866.576.7337, www.brookstone.com .• Price as tested: $30,062 Likes: Slick-shifting five-speed twiny; turbo puts out 276 hp, pushes your eyeballs into the back of your head when the boost comes on; four doors made getting kids in and out easy. Gripes: Shifting up from fourth to fifth not smooth; large spoiler made me feel like I was being chased by an alien; above 100 mph, car felt disconcertingly light. Fun to drive: Fun to to look at: **1,C1:ef (if you are under 30); **(if you are over 30) Overall ownership experience: *er Verdict: Checkout boys at the store proposed to me, gas-station attendants fought over who got to fill the tank. The Evo is a monster performance car, made famous by 2 Fast, 2 Furious. I put 600 miles on it, most at ultra-legal speeds in high desert. This car's race-bred performance nature comes through at every opportunity. At $30k, it has to be the 21st-century hot rod of choice.—Cindy Banzer. 91 keeping. To avoid accidentally changing the time, the faceplate has a gear indicator (neutral, wind-up, time change). Available in pink gold, titanium, white gold or platinum (in ascending cost). Price: $173-$211 [€152.16€185.84; $1=E0.88]. Florence Tauriac, +33 1.4259.7340, ftauriac@peter.fr. FLIP-STEP Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that hove passed through the SCM stable. ter*** is best 2004 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI Price as tested: $31,545 Likes: Neck-snapping acceleration from 300 hp; razor-sharp reflexes; easy to drive in traffic, with precise six-speed gearbox and light clutch; sounds like a raspy Porsche in the low revs. Gripes: No sound system (to save weight), yet A/C is standard; rock-hard ride won't win friends in urban stop-and-go; pavement grooves and potholes pull it every which way. Fun to drive: frorfrfr* Fun to look at: Lim -,.1.1.e'•••...,, , awirol■■ Verdict: The STi is a serious, race/rally-bred testosterone machine that has plenty of credibility on the street. It won't appeal to the Viagra-and-Camaro crowd, but they don't know how to play video games anyway. And it offers a surprising level of drivability in the real world. Baby-boomers beware, the replacement for '60s muscle cars has finally arrived.—Bengt Halvorson Overall ownership experience: *** 2003 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION VIII _ ' - -

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SCM Showcase Gallery Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers). E-mail photo (300 dpi jpg) to artdir@sportscarmarket.com . Or call Tyler at 503.261.7127 x202. We will bill you. 40 words max, subject to editing. Deadline is the 25th of each month 57 Aurelia B20S. Nardi-equipped. 18-year owner. Carrera graphics. Sympathetic restoration. More info and picture at www.vivalancia.com . Offers near $40,000. Call and discuss. Jack 800.886.2701. (MO) 1982 Lancia high-performance estate. 2000 i.e. stunning original condition. 66k miles, 5-speed, blue cloth. Euro version, always garaged. $5,900. bertoneman@aol.com . 864.304.6537. (SC) (Oct) 1955 Pegaso Z-102 hardtop coupe with body by Touring of Italy. One of 89 cars made by Spanish factory. RHD. 3.2-liter V8 four-cam rebuilt 20 years ago with low mileage since. Located in Europe. Call for photos and more details. $250k. 415.897.0862. (CA) (Oct) 1954 Chevrolet Street Rod pickup. 350-tpi V8, 700 R-4, power disc brakes, power steering, stereo w/remote, neat truck. $19,500. 814.725.2520. (PA) (Oct) 1964 Apollo Coupe (#35). 215 V-8 with 1-10 4-spd; owned 20 yrs; very complete and original including paint, leather interior and Borranis. Recently inspected by Milt Brown. $18k. 707.279.4886, neslo@sabernet. (CA) (Oct) 1940 Packard 160 touring sedan. 55,000 original miles, overdrive. Radio, heater, excellent mechanical condition. $22,500/offer. 510.234.1940. (CA) (Oct) Wanted: Ferrari 308 GTS carb or QV. SCM Managing Editor Cindy Banzer has decided it's time for her to have her own Ferrari. No-stories car, friendly price, please. Blue or other interesting color preferred. Will fly in and drive home. 503.261.0304, cbanzer@sportscarmarketcom. (OR) %%; G.P.O. Mom tot. 1967 Fiat Dino Coupe. Fitted with 2.4 engine and ZF 5-spd. Very good condition throughout with solid body and recent top end rebuild. $10,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Drivers' autographs. Gunnar Nilsson first day covers; autograph, biography, race history, photos. Fangio, Stewart, Brabham, Taruffi, more. E-mail automoblia@aol.com . 1979 Ford Ranchero. Restored 2001, new engine, rebuilt transmission, second owner, Arizona car, no rust, strong daily driver. $7,500. 623.566.1119. (AZ) 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. 60,400 miles from new. Pride of ownership evident throughout. Thoroughly sorted, well cared for, superb from every aspect $21,000. Details upon request Please contact Daniel Woodnorth in Chicago. 312.209.0699. DWMiuraSV@aol.com . (IL) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE. Two-door coupe with sunroof, Ponton body, 4-speed manual on column and 98% original (rest NOS) components. No rust and with original luggage. Runs well. Third owner asking $23,750. Seattle, WA. 206.200.7478 or gomctigue@hotmaitcom. (WA) 1970 Chevelle Super Sport convertible. Red, white top, interior, 4-speed, ps, pdb, air cond, LS6 motor. $60,000 obo. 516.541.9541. Interesting trades? (NY) 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250. Clean well running example with 25,400 original miles and 1,000 miles on new top end. $21,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Harley XR750 Racer Collection. A pristine exampleat each year production. 1970, 1972 (dry sump), 1975, 1977 and 1980 XR750. Each motorcycle restored to museum quality. All parts are totally correct and all NOS. $200,000 Principals. Also available, 1972 XR750 XRTT. 781.245.4219. (MA) 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4. 36.5k. CA car. All smog intact. Near perfect black leather interior. Records back to '76. Beautiful! $23.500. Dan Cundiff 239.595.3992. drcundiff@netscape.net . (FL) 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S. Original paint and very nice interior. Fitted 4-speed. Runs and drives great and very smooth. $15,000. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1957 AC ACE Bristol. Red/black leather, BEX-337, vintage race prepared, HMSA-Monterey Histoncs 2002, 100D2 engine, triple carbs, roll bar, fuel cell, fire system, windscreen, reinforced stub axles. 206.769.6030. 1967 Porsche 912 coupe. 2nd owner since '86, older resto and beautiful. Light ivory/black. Many PCA zone concour/shine wins. Call Ken Hollman 775.885.9627 eves 775.888.6505 days. $14,750. 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1. Just 99 for US only. V12, 6-speed, delivery 042003. tel: 508.951.7423 e-mail: AstonDBAR1@aol.com. (MA) 1955 MG TF 1500. Complete restoration in red with tan leather and tan canvas, chrome wires. Exceptional to see and drive. $24,500. Fantasy Junction, 510.653.7555, fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1961 Triumph TR3A. Fresh and correct restoration of a never-rusted Califomia car. Show quality red body with black leather. 2.2L engine. Video. $24,500. OBO 801.558.5688. (UT) 1970 280SL. 58,000 miles, tan/tan, condition 1-/2+ Excellent-well maintained, both tops, rust free, very good throughout, stainless exhaust, wonderful to drive or show $32,000 Contact Tom Hamilton @ 585.385.2338 or e-mail arm1@rochester.mcom. (NY)

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Legal Files continued from page 23 be sufficient to protect you from liability. "As-is" means only that you are not giving any contractual warranties about the condition of the car. But that doesn't mean you can mislead the buyer. Inaccurate statements that induce the buyer to purchase the car are misrepresentations that can lead to the deal being kicked. In essence, the buyer's position is, "I know the seller didn't give me any warranties, but if the seller hadn't said the things that were said, I never would have bought the car in the first place." If that's true, the buyer can get his money back. Intentionally inaccurate statements can raise the ante to fraud, adding the possibility of punitive damages. If you are buying a car, ask a lot of questions of the seller. The more you get the seller to describe the character, condition and history of the car, the better off you will be if the car turns out to be different than represented. But it's not a substitute for a thorough inspection of the car before you buy. Not having suffered the loss to begin with is better than the best legal claim in the world. Buying a car from a dealer carries the advantage of the consumer protection statute in your state, which likely enables you to recover your attorney fees if the car is misrepresented. As always, both parties are best served by having a well-written contract. The contract should be specific about the character, condition and history of the car, not only to protect the buyer, but also to more easily prove what was represented. The contract can offer more protection for the seller by containing a specific provision that there are no representations made by the seller other than those specifically set forth in the contract. That protects the seller from later claims about "representations" that the seller may never have made. The contract can also specify that, should legal action arise, the prevailing party can recover attorney fees. In many of these cases, the sad fact is that you lose even if you win, because the attorney fees can be greater than the amount at issue. Mr Draneas is an attorney in Portland, OR. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney.• SCM Showcase Gallery Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers). E-mail photo (300 dpi jpg) to artdir@sportscarmarket.com . Or call Tyler at 503.261.7127 x202. We will bill you. 40 words max, subject to editing. Deadline is the 25th of each month. SCM Text Classifieds Info Just $15 ($25 non-subscribers) for up to 40 words, text-only classifieds. E-mail text and section it goes in to artdir@sportscarmarket.com . We will bill you. OR Fax to 503.253.2234 with Visa/MC. Deadline is the 25th of each month. You too can have a 250 TR, if your uncle's the Sultan. 250s, which include the SWBs, TdFs, 250 LMs, 250 TRs and, of course, the iconic 250 GTO. Again, thanks to the strong Euro, all of these cars have taken 20-percent-plus price jumps this year, with 250 LMs now at $3,000,000-plus, 250 TRs well over $5,000,000, a "best-in-the-world" SWB making above $2,000,000 and a "no-stories," good-history 250 GTO smashed $10,000,000. First-timers should be aware that any Ferrari will cost more than you can possibly imagine to maintain and will break and aggravate you in ways that you never even thought possible. But they are Ferraris, each with a sound that makes the small hairs on the back of your neck stand up when it fires up and that causes passers-by to look up and wonder what is making that astounding sound. Pick the level you can afford to play at and dive in. Recall the famous Road & Track article from the '70s which stated, "Buying a Ferrari was the nicest thing I ever did for myself."• Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 503.261.7127 x202 for information, e - mail: arer@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES A rtcu rial-Briest-Pou lain-Le Fur. 33-01 42 99 20 20, fax 33-01 42 99 20 21. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. e-mail: artcurial@auction.fr. www.poulainlefur.com . (FR) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/421- 6694. fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. e-mail: info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrettjackson.com. (AZ) 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena. Red/tan, Challenge grille, 6 CD, Xenon, all updates. 3,200 miles, mint condition, not a chip. New one coming. $135,000 for fast sale 732.946.2400. (NJ) 1974 Jaguar V12 E-type roadster. 4-speed, NC, chrome wires. 55k miles. Mechanically very good condition. $20k worth in last year for paint, chrome, top and interior on rust-free car. $45,000. Call Bob @541.543.6791. (OR) Bonhams. 415/391-4000, fax 415/ 391-4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 I HH. 44207-228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. www.bonhams.com . (CA) Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 310/3850246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com . (CA) Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www.mecumauction.com . (IL) eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc. 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. H&H Classic Auctions. 44-1925 1997 Porsche 993 C2s. Black/black, turbo body. Full warranty 4 years/48k miles. Tiptronic, red calipers, lowered, H&R springs, K&N filter, awesome! $49,000. Frank Herrero, Daytona Beach, FL. 386.239.4000 or 386.679.1526. (FL) 1971 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV. Never modified, still the way Alfa built it. 92,000 miles. Excellent paint, chrome and mechanicals, interior starting to show its age. Maintained by Euro-Tec Motors, Alfa specialists. $8,500/ono. 609.397.8185 (NJ) 730630, fax 44-1925 730830 Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classic-auctions.co.uk, www.classic-auctions.com. (UK) Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 260/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. www.kruseintemational.com . (IN) Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631/537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com . (NY) Palm Springs Auctions Inc./Keith McCormick. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. classiccarauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 310/246-9880, fax 310/246-9744. 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. www.rmauctions.com. (CA) Russo and Steele. 602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@spokane.net; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800/994-2816, fax 405/8436251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net . (OK) APPRAISALS Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802/362-4719; fax 802/362-3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. E-mail: dbrownell@sprynet.com. (VT) Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/658-2714. Automotive consultant/ appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area 93 Sheehan Speaks continued from page 23

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Resource Directory Advertise in the base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40-plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. E-mail: cwc-cars@cox.net. (CT) SCM Resource Directory. Call 503.261.7127 x202 for information, e-mail: artdir@sportscarmarket.com. Index. E-mail: scott®feathco.com , Web: racing cars. Large extensive poster invenwww.FeathermanCo.com . (PA) AUTOMOBILIA Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/ 467-6531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: We negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appra isals@cosmopolitanmotors.com. (WA) USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our Web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). E-mail: dhkinney@usappraisal.com; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) 332-8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. joetro@pacbell.net ; www.bestyellow.corn/ classic/index.htm. (CA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/ 2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. vvvvw.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." (VA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848- Spyder Enterprises: 831/659-5335, fax 831-659-5335. Authentic vintage posters, postcards, memorabilia (1960s and earlier); mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari and racing. Leather accesories for Porsche 356; Halon fire extinguishers for your classic car; Ferrari 250/275/330 repro tool kits. Free 36 page list of all items by e-mail at: singer356@aol.com . (NY) L'art et l'automobile gallery & auction house: 631/329-8580. 25 years of experience, 2 auctions yearly (June & December), catalog subscription $20/year or online at www.arteauto.com . We carry a large collection of out-of-print books, vintage posters, prints, artwork, literature, memorabilia, etc. E-mail: jvautoart@aol.com, fax: 631/329-8589. (NY) Classic Car Research. 248/557-2880. fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jrnkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com. (MI) Dean V. Kruse. 260/927-1111, fax 260/920-2222. Certified appraiser with 35 years in the business, appraisals completed for most of nationwide banks and insurance companies. Kruse International auctions more than 10,000 collector cars per year. One car or collections, donators, estates, disputes, pre-purchase inspections, attorneys, buyers, sellers. All inquiries kept confidential. E-mail: dkruse@myvine.com. (IN) Featherman & Co. Inc. 610/645-5595. Scott Featherman has over 20 years experience and is both a certified 1AAA appraiser and ASE master technician. Complete services include appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness and advisory. Personal, prompt, confidential—available nationwide. For more information, see our listing in SCM Display Advertisers 6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over I billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmopolitanmotors.com. (WA) eBay Motors, a part of eBay Inc. The World's Online Marketplace. Consistently ranked the best automotive site on the Web by Nielsen/NetRatings. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- tory. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. E-mail: info@grandprixclassics.com; www.grandprixclassics.com . (CA) Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com . (CH) www.historicalcars.com We BuyWe Sell-We Find. Europe/US/Asia/ Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time—Any place—Anywhere. www.historicalcars.com . MotorCities.com- We'll sell your collector car or motorcycle in 30 days or less or you don't pay!-You pay nothing up front, 1-5% commission upon sale-Custom-Built eBay Auction Pages-Digital Photography Services-Free Market Appraisal-Give us a shot! There's nothing to lose-Phone: 801/ 792-1882, Fax: 443/342-0755, E-mail: sales@motorcities.com. (UT) COLLECTOR CAR FINAIVCIIVG J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800/ USA-1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 7.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. www.jjbest.com . (MA) COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754, www.fantasyjunction.com , e-mail sales@fantasyjunction.com . Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide with satisfaction as the hallmark. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3512, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and Stem ustin's AUTOMO ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles 1638 SE 11th Ave Canby, OR 97013 (503) 266-4079 or (800) 452-8434 A• email: steveaustin@canby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com 94 Official Organizer of SCM's Historic and Collector Car Tours American Collectors Insurance. 800/360-2277. We've been taking the hassle-and expense-out of insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Get the collector coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us online for an instant rate quote, www.AmericanCollectors.com , or call toll-free. Available in all states except AK and HI. (NJ) Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800/922-4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. With Hagerty, we'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. See what Hagerty can do for you! Call 1-800-922-4050, or visit our Web site at: www.hagerty.com . (MI) 395-4835. From "brass & wood" antiques to modern day classics, our program accepts a wide range of collector vehicles. Enjoy excellent coverage & low "collector" rates. No strict mileage limitations in most states. Call toll-free or visit us online at American Hobbyist.com . (FL) American Hobbyist Insurance. 800/ 267-7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. We make COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203/ leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com . (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866/90-LEASE (866/905-3273). Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, leaseto-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. Go with people you trust. Call toll free or visit www.PutnamLeasing.com . (CT) RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/ 224-8657, fax 503/223-6953. Awardwinning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) VINTAGE EVENTS The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/926-1815. (CO) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances. DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: info@cosdel.com; www.cosdel.com. (CA) Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, BarrettJackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-theindustry service since 1970. www.passporttransport.com . (MO) TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/ 236-4549. Personalized auto transport service-door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24-hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured. I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check delivery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717/859-1585. Talk to me anytime. Thank you. (PA) Concours Transport Systems. 253/ 973-3987, fax 253/851-4707. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Lift gate loading, experienced personnel. Classic & exotic cars. Special events—fully insured. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@ concourstransport.com , www.concourstransport.com. (WA) ENGLISH Repairs / Restorations / Race International Motor Car Repair, Inc. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Sports Car Market

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Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained RollsRoyce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pick-up and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. (NY) AC JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643- 3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) 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) 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. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our Web site: www.healey.org. (OR) Aston Martin Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) 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.VmtageRacingServices.com, www .AutomotiveRestorations.com. (CT) Aston Martin Owners Club East Coast and Canada Contact: Robert Stockman, Chairman: 386/446-8081 3861 445-6000 RMSAMRAD@PCFL.com 20 Marbella Court, Palm Coast, FL. 32137 Sponsors many events including social, concours and speed throughout the year from the east coast to the Mississippi. Historical information, technical resources and sales information relating to old and new cars available to members. (FL) Jaguar Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., RR#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive hi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. vvww.jcna.com . (BC) Morgan Northshore Sportscars. 847/247- 0447. Authorized Agent for Morgan Motor Company. Sales, Service, Restoration for all vintage British Marques. Always buying clean original and restored examples. Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Triumph. Visit our Web site, northshores portscars.com, Lake Bluff, IL. (IL) Rolls- Royce/Bentley Automotive Restorations, Inc./ Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. October, 2003 Sales, restoration and transportation. VintageRacingServices.com, Automotive Restorations.com . (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/5259435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Centerline. 303/447-0239, fax 303/ 447-0257. Restoration and replacement parts, Giulietta through 164. Free catalog. www.centerlinealfa.com . (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 + same day shipping! FREE 76 page catalog. 4351 Seminole Trail, P.O. Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. (VA) Performance Motoring Associates 831/338-9703, fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and SCCA racing champion, Al Leake has over 30 years of experience to compliment his new restoration shop. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. Extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. Lightweight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available. E-mail Alleake@aol.com, 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. alfaromeorestorations.com (CA) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/ 638-7656 (orders). Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat and Lancia parts on the East Coast. Decades of experience-we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, www.difatta.com . (MD) Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/807-1946. THE US source for original upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, and original, new European taillights, headlights, grilles and door panels for most Italian cars ('47-'78). Additional distributors wanted. (TX) Repairs / Restoration Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503/274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. (OR) FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBORGHINI ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service and Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  503.231.5103  800.594.0805  fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. (OR) Garry Roberts & Company. 949/ 650-2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. (CA) ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing in Italian car parts and prewar car parts. 25 years of experience in finding all kinds of parts. Lots of spare parts in stock. Look on my Internet site: www.italparts.com. If you don't find the part there, send us an e-mail: info@italparts.com. Buy Italian engines/ parts/cars of pre-war period and '50s and early '60s. (IT) I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 310/274-7440, fax 310/274-9809, simortrandy@aol.com . If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/ 535-9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich. (ON) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858/454-1800, fax 858/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. www.symbolicmotors.com. (CA) Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus—call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949/366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. (CA) Automotive Restorations, Inc./ Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/ VRS). 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www .AutomotiveRestorations.com. (CT) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbomauto.com . (MA) Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. (CA) Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads fire to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $45/yr. wwvv.mbca.org . (CO) Automotive Restorations, Inc./ Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARV VRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com, www .AutomotiveRestorations.com. (CT) Porsche 356 Registry. 810/688-9090, fax 810/688-9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skinnants. www.356registry.org . (MI) AMERICAN 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, bimonthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT). Travel begins here . . . 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the Red Hat brand was discontinued in 1929. Since this item hits all the buttons—condition, rarity and desirable graphic image—the bidding ended up at a lofty, albeit appropriate, level. EBAY MOTORS #2424394057-1991 FERFtARI/FIERO. First Bid: $100. Num- by Carl Bomstead L ast month, I wrote about a Harley sign that sold for $30,000 on eBay. I thought the price was high, considering that the sign had only one authentic side (the other was a recent repro). About six years ago, a perfect double-sided example sold for a touch over $10,000 and a year or so later a single-sided one sold for $5,000. Even if you take into account the increased interest in Harley stuff and add in a degree of appreciation, $30,000 was absurd. Now, my sources tell me the deal has unwound. The rumor mill reports that the buyer became concerned when he realized that the under-bidder in all of the Harley sign-sellers high-end auctions was the same guy. The buyer reportedly contacted the under-bidder and, whatever his story was about being the constant underbidder, it wasn't enough to satisfy the buyer. He felt he had been shilled, and walked on the deal. Are there chandelier bidders in cyberspace? You bet, and they work with the same objective as at live auctions. The idea is to work the bidding up to a level just below the reserve and hope for the next bid to push the money over the top. In a live auction, the auctioneer will often start the bidding with a phantom bid to get things rolling, but you can usually see your competition when things get serious. If not, you may be bidding against the drapes at the rear of the balcony. Internet shills work the same way, but with a little detective work you can protect yourself. If the bids pushing you up all come from a buyer with "0" feedback, there is a good chance they are newly registered and involved with the seller. The "mistake" the seller of the Harley sign made was going to the well once too often. By checking the seller's past activity, the buyer could see the pattern of the same under-bidder chasing all the seller's high-end items but never winning one. When you're spending that kind of money, a little research can save some problems down the road. Of course, the same caveats concerning the responsibility of the bidder apply here as they do in a land auction. No one ever forces you to make a bid, and if you think the bidding is going too high, you can just drop out. That isn't to say that shills are a good thing, but a bidder does have to take responsibility 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. 96  for his part in the deal as well. EBAY#2182367689—FLASH GORDON SPACESHIP AUTOMOTIVE MASCOT. First Bid: $1. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $737. Date: 6/13/2003. This delightful mascot was actually used on the Aerodynamic Hupmobiles designed by Raymond Loewy. They were introduced in 1934 but suffered the same fate as the first Chrysler Airflows—styling was too advanced for the era. Hupmobile also faced internal problems causing production to be suspended from 1935 until 1938. This mascot had a bent rocket exhaust but the paint was excellent, considering the vintage. A rare mascot from an obscure car, it sold for the correct money. EBAY #2183082644-1915 TENNESSEE LICENSE PLATE. First Bid: $3.50. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $4,494. Date: ber of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $10,100. Date: 7/25/2003. The chassis is from a 1988 Fiero GT and is complete with the original 125horsepower, six–cylinder motor. Dual exhaust has been added—"sounds like a Ferrari 8cylinder," said the seller. The new owner can also impress his neighbors with the 195-mph Ferrari speedo and prancing horse floorinats that adorn the stock GM interior. Seller, not surprisingly, claims he is upside down by 20 large. This could be a contender at the next All-Fakey-Doo Show n' Shine. And just think—for the same money you could get an awfully nice stock Fiero GT, which is actually a pretty nifty car. EBAY #2181845721—HUDSON MOTO METER W/AIRPLANE MASCOT. First Bid: $50. Number of Bids: 5. SOLD AT: 7/15/2003. I continue to be astounded by the amount of money some vintage license plates bring. I was under the impression that condition was a key factor in the value of plates, but not here. This plate is one of the first issued in Tennessee—from the first year the state issued plates—and the fact it is dated makes it very, very rare. Even though it is rusty and will need to be restored, it still brought the big money. EBAY #3617271016—ONE-QUART RED HAT MOTOR OIL CAN. First Bid: $49.99. Number of Bids: 21. SOLD AT: $1,602.13. Date: 7/15/2003. Red Hat was the brand for the Independent Oil Men of America, formed in 1921 in Chicago. The Red Hat logo was registered in 1925, but Standard Oil had a Red Crown trademark and sued for trademark infringement. Standard won the case and $1,785. Date: 7/13/2003. This is the sweetest mascot I have come across in quite a while. The Ford Tr-Motor airplane that attaches beneath the Boyce Moto Meter has the triangular Hudson Super Six logo on top of the wing. A similar Hudson mascot with a Ryan monoplane is referenced in one of the mascot books, but this example is of much higher quality. Yes, it was pricey, but I wouldn't have been surprised if it had brought a lot more. ERRATA: I have been informed by SCM'er Jim Ashworth that the car record player I reported on in the July 2003 issue (page 84) would not, in fact, scratch a record if the car hit a slight bump. He had one installed in one of his vintage cars and states that the record is played inverted and the stylus is under the record.• 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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• 1936 A.C. Coupe 14K Original  1966 Austin London Taxi Lovely Patina  1938 BSA Scout Roadster Project  $45,000.00 $9,995.00 $12,500.00 1941 Cadillac Sedan RHO Ex-Maharaja/ Low, Low Miles  $27,500.00 1947 Cadillac Convertible Outrageous Original  1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz White/Red/Project  1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan Fresh Motor  1961 Cadillac Convertible Superb Driver  1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Convertible Big Project  $55,000.00 $29,995.00 $8,500.00 $25,000.00 $3,995.00 1951 Daimler DB 18 Drophead Bristol Condition & Rare  $29,995.00 1936 Delahaye 135 Laboundette 3 Position Drophead  1924 Dodge Tourer Proper Older Restoration  1925 Dodge Roadster Lovely Patina & Rebuilt Motor  1960 Dodge Pickup OEYeller  $175,000.00 $15,995.00 $18,995.00 $4,500.00 1999 Dodge Viper RT/10 Hand-painted by Lassen  1964 Facet Vega Facet HI Driver/Project  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS Long-term Owner  1967 Ferrari 330 GTC White/Borranis  1970 Hat 500 Moretti Restored with sunroof  1924 Franklin Tourer Dead Stock Original  1910 Hupmobile Brass Roadster Ex-Harrah  1950 Jaguar Mark V Drophead, 3.4 Litre  1959 Jaguar Mark I Recent Partial Restoration  1961 Jaguar Mark II Custom Cabriolet. Project  1967 Jaguar E-Type Red/Black, Comprehensive Restoration  1974 Jaguar E-Type V 12 Roadster  1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato,1600cc  1939 Lincoln Zephyr V12  1947 Lincoln Continental Convertible V-12/ Restored  $175,000.00 $9,500.00 $185,000.00 $75,995.00 $7,995.00 $25,995.00 $39,995.00 $37,000.00 $9,500.00 $22,500.00 $75,000.00 $45,000.00 $17,500.00 $22,995.00 $59,995.00 1956 Lincoln Capri Superb  1956 Lincoln Mark 11 White/ Original & Proper  1931 Mercedes Benz 370 Manheim Cabriolet  1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster Several Available  1965 Mercedes Benz 220 SE Cab. Anthracite/ Zebra Wood  $24,995.00 $25,000.00 $140,000.00 From $7,500.00 to $21,500.00 $35,000.00 1966 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB Blue/ Zebra Wood  1974 Mercedes Benz 280 SLC 5-speed/ European Model  1978 Mercedes Benz 450 SL Roadster Nice Driver  1980 Mercedes Benz 280 SL Roadster 2 Tops  1965 MG MGB Roadster Competition Prepped Silver/ Blue/ Wires/ OD  1950 Monet Goyon 125cc Motorcycle Only one in US/Original  1955 Moto Morini 125cc 2-Stroke Motorcycle Fabulous  1961 M.V.Augusta 150cc Pickup Parts Delivery Truck  1954 Nash Rambler Pinin Farina Coupe Streamline Design  1957 Nash Metropolitan Project  1971 Oldsmobile Toronado Running parts car  1939 Packard 180 Super 8 Club Sedan  1940 Packard 1708 V-12 Rollson Town Car  2001 Plymouth Prowler Silver 3K  1965 Pontiac Tempest Convertible 326  1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I HID  1979 Rolls Royce SilverWraith II Fresh Paint  1960 Rover American Conversion Sweetie Pie  1973 Triumph Stag Convertible Club Concours Restoration  $27,995.00 $4,995.00 $11,995.00 $9,995.00 $8,995.00 $5,995.00 $4.995.00 $5,995.00 $10,995.00 $3,995.00 $1.995.00 $49,995.00 $199,500.00 $39,995.00 $9,500.00 $17,500.00 $19,500.00 $4,995.00 $10,500.00 1955 Volkswagen Beetle 1 Owner  1950's-1960's Vespus 10 In Stock  WATERCRAFT 1947 Western Fairliner Torpedo  Fully restored to Lake Tahoe specs 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  $75,000 $120,000 Twin 440s, Cruises at 35 ins. Art Deco head turner Very expensive when new. 1955 Chriscraft 29' Beautiful ex-Tahoe Mahogany Speedboat  $48,500 Twin Hercules 6 cyl. Small galley and head. Recent re-fitting. Fascinating history 1958 Richardson 41'  PUR SANG DE ARGENTINA The world's best Bugatti replicas, hand made inArgentina,Type 35B with supercharger. Virtually all parts are interchangeable with original. Blindingly fast as experienced by Phil Hill:Pype 52 children's electric cars,Testarossa electric cars. Bugatti vices and spare parts. Expertly crafted and finished by our brothers down south in the land of silver and metal crafting masters. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC is proud to be the Exclusive Importer for Pur Sang in North America. RECYCLED OLD GROWTH TIMBER Hundreds of thousands of board feet of old growth Douglas Fir.Tongue and groove, clear vertical grain with no nail holes. Eighty years old from five hundred year old trees, also California Redwood, 2x4, 2x6,4x6,6x8, 3x12, perfect original condition, previously used in food production never exposed to toxins or chemicals. Impossible to find on today's market. Inquire. $55,000 Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life: Very nice boat. $5,995.00 Inqire Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206) 467-6531 Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue - cosmopolitanmotors.com Seattle, Washington 98121

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