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PORSCHE TURBOS Why there are always more sellers than buyers S t C Keith Martin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends 209 Collector Cars Rated by Our Experts Profiled: Ferrari 212, Mercedes C1K55, Hot Rod Cord Price Guide: American Muscle Cars Sets Record October 2004 $6 00US $8. 00CA N 1 0> 0100311 • 4111•■•••• -• 6


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_ Antivr 1930 HISPANO SUIZA H6C 8 LITRE SHORT CHASSIS - STUNNING NEW COACHWORK BY M4cMINN THE ERNIE McAFEE 1955 FERRARI 250 MONZA CHASSIS 0502M - EXCELLENT RACE HISTORY FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY GOODING fic COMPANY www goodingco.com  DAVID GOODING TEL: (310) 899-1960 1528 61- 8 STREET SUITE 120 SANTA MONICA CA 90401 FAX: (310) 899-0930  DAVID BROWNELL: EASTERN U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TEL: (802) 362-4719  E-MAIL: dbrownell@goodingco.com E-MAIL: david@goodingco.com


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BENTLEY v1oToP c,Ap (r ) www.symbolicmotors.com • 1983 Arrows A6 F-1 Complete, documented restoration. s/n: 04 • 1964 Aston Martin DB4 GT Full restoration completed in 2004 by marque specialist. • 1998 BMW V12 LMP Huge spares package incl. extra engine. s/n: 98-00012 • 1953 Ferrari 166 MM Beautiful example. s/n: 0272/M • 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Very nice original example. s/n: 0349 • 1964 Ford GT40 MK I Oldest surviving GT40. First ever to win a race. s/n: GT/103 SYMBOLIC  Ar • 2001 G- Force F-3000 BOSS champion car. • 1971 Lola T212 Fully sorted. Ready to race. s/n: HU-23 • 1980 Lotus 81 F-1 Historically significant Lotus F-1. s/n: 81-3 • 1946 Maserati 4CL-1500 Complete documented restoration. s/n: 1581 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package including engines. • 1987 Porsche 959 Very nice example. Fresh US conversion. 1964 Ford GT40 MK I s/n: GT/103 Pictured here on its way to victory at the 1965 Daytona 2000km race. 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890


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SSoort Keith Mm- tin's The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends October 2004 . Volume 16. Number 10 34 Cisitalia: More than just a pretty Fiat COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 32  1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Works Rally Car What price history? Here, it was $323k. 34  1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Berlineffa Your entry ticket to nearly any vintage event. Steve Ahlgrim 38  1968 Riley Elf Mk III The Mini for Oldsmobile lovers. Paul Duchene 40  1968 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Half the price of a new Honda Civic and twice the car. Donald Osborne 42  1948 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet Original open Cisitalia is a bargain at $88k. Ed Godshalk 44  2002 Mercedes-Benz C155 AMG High fives when new, big yawns today. Mark Leiberman 48  1937 Cord Westchester Street Rod Too mod for the rod squad. Ken Gross  Cover photograph: Christie's 209 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 52  Mecum, St. Charles, IL Bloomington turns Corvettes into gold, with $8m sold. Dan Grunwald 58  Aumann, Iola, WI When tractors bring $137k, can the end of the world be far away? B. Mitchell Carlson 64  Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA Porsche Carrera top dog at $186k: $3.5m in the city of the stars. Bengt Halvorson and David Slama 72  Bonhams and Goodman, Sydney, Australia Top dollar Down Under for Mk I Cobra at $317k. John Clucas 78  Kruse, Tulsa, OK It's a $10m sale in oil country, with a Daytona spyder at $388k. Paul Prather and Vicki Forbes 83  Kensington, Bridgehampton, NY Everything was great but the bidding, $1.3m in sales. Dave Kinney 88  Mecum, St. Paul, MN A bargain-hunter's paradise with half the cars under $25,000. B. Mitchell Carlson and Marit Peterson


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Bonham 1 Et BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS 8 APPRAISERS Final Call for Entries H ershey An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia Friday October 8 Hershey, PA Consignments are now invited for this sale of important motorcars held each year during the world-renowned Hershey swap meet. Property deadline imminent. Bonhams & Butterfields  220 San Bruno Avenue  USA  San Francisco, California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000  +1 (415) 391 4040 fax UK  Inquiries Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203 malcolm.barber@bonhams.com David Patridge (603) 279 8555 dpatridge@metrocast.net Michael Fisher (305) 705 0531 michael.fisher@bonhams.com Mike FitzSimons (203) 622 6093 bonhams@fiteng.com Bonhams  10 Salem Road  Bayswater, London W2 4DL +44 (0)20 7313 2700 +44 (0) 20 7313 2703 fax  Europe Bon hams 7, Av. Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva, Switzerland +41 22 300 3160 +41 22 300 3035 fax 03 2004, Bonharns & Butterhelds All rights resented. PA License No A0004079 Illustrated Catalog: $40 plus S&H Previously sold at Hershey: 1 1950 Allard-Cadillac 12 Competition Two-seater 2 The Ex-Sig Haugdahl/.1. Alex Sloan 1922 12.5-liter Wisconsin Special Land Speed Record Car. 3 The Ex-Ghiringalli/Galli Mille Miglia 1947 Fiat Competition Detachable Top Spider Competizione Carrosseria Castagna. 4 A magnificent 'Vitesse' opalescent glass mascot by Rene Lalique, French, introduced September 17, 1929.


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If you wince thinking of the E-type hearse in Harold and Maude, read no further. Could this Jerrari be the spiritual predecessor to the Porsche Cayenne? _David So/ma and Bengt Halvorson 's report on Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles begins on p. 64. COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Cindy Banzer 18 Affordable Classic: 1965-1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa B. Mitchell Carlson 20 Legal Files: Five Insurance Tips To Help You Get What You're Owed John Draneas 26 Collecting Thoughts: Kurt Tanner, Premier Healey Restorer Bengt Halvorson New England 1000 30 Ask the Experts: The Last U.S. Healey Dave Kinney 36 Sheehan Speaks: Maserati, From Nearly Dead to Nearly Ferrari Michael Sheehan 30 The Final He e Mb" 0.41-41.4.3.Apaulak_ 46 Porsche Gesprach: 911 Turbos, Good Buys or Good Riddance Jim Schrager 98 Motobilia: Harley Trinkets Bring Big Dollars Carl Bomstead 100 Bike Buys: 1936 Crocker Twin. 65 Built, $75,000 to Own One Paul Duchene 114 eWatch: Vintage Condom Tin Puts the Rubber To The Road Carl Bomstead 114  Pricey Porcelain at $25,000 FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 15 America by FIAT, Chapter 5: Chicago, IL to Chicago. IL 22 SCM Picks - Hitting The Hills of New Hampshire 24 SCM Around the World - Prancing At Pocono 27 Healey 3000 20-Year Price Trend 29 Big Healey Model Guide 33 Pat Moss: In a Stirling Shadow - Bengt Halvorson 93 Fresh Meat - 2002 Noble M12, 2004 Jaguar XKR Convertible, 2004 Toyota Prius 94 Price Guide - American Cars 101 Neat Stuff 101 Glovebox Notes - 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid, 2004 Toyta Tundra Double Cab 102 Mystery Photo 103 Comments With Your Renewal SECURITY GASOLINE CLASSIFIEDS 16 Display Advertisers Index 104 Showcase Gallery 108 Resource Directory


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Bonham17 Parc des Eaux-Vives, Geneva Sports and Grand Touring Cars, Classic Boats, Fine Wines, Vintage Cigars and Gentlemens' Accessories 2 October 2004 The Gentlemens' Sale FONSE' FINEST VIN POP Final Call for Entries The manicured lawns and terraces of Geneva's most celebrated lakeside landmark provide the perfect setting for a unique new sale shamelessly devoted to the gentleman collector. From Bentley to Riva, Romanee-Conti to Davidoff, Vuitton and Asprey, and never forgetting motoring art... there will truly be something to engage and indulge every connoisseur. If you would like to enter a beautiful object for sale or for further information please call Simon Kidston, Benoit Gilles or Matthieu Lamoure in Geneva on +41 (22) 300 316001 email simon.kidston@bonhams.com , benoit.gilles@bonhams.com or matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com For Collectables please call Jonathan Vickers on +44(0)7870 554 171,jonathan.vickers@bonhams.com For Wine and Cigars please call Anthony Barne on +44 (0)1672 564662, anthony.barne@bonhams.com Europe 7 Av. Pictet-de-Rochemont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0)22 300 3160 +41 (0)22 300 3035 fax UK 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR +44(0)20 7313 2700 +44(0)20 7313 2703 fax USA Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Forever Young ustin-Healey was really a onetrick pony, a company that produced a single design and a few variations on that theme. From the first svelte, unadorned 100-4, with its graunchy three-speed gearbox and fold-down windshield, to the final ornate and luxurious BJ8, all the models we now call Big Healeys shared A the same basic look. But the company of Donald Healey lasted barely more than 13 years. That's not very long. After all, Mercedes can trace its roots back to 1886, and GM is about to celebrate its centenary. I'm not overlooking the iconic Bug Eye. How could I, when my first car, bought on the morning of my 16th birthday (less than an hour after I passed my driver's test) was a Sprite. But Bug Eyes just don't work on today's highways. And let's all agree to just say "no" to the badge-engineered Spridgets that soldiered on, each year with painfully diminished capabilities, until their unlamented demise in 1980. It was good that the Big Healeys died when they did, at the end of 1967. Consider what smogged and safe-for-you Healeys would have looked like, huge rubber bumpers hanging off the front and rear, toggle switches banished from the interior, and ride height raised to meet U.S. regulations. Not a pretty sight, which looking at any 1975-1980 MGB will confirm. Then there's the Healey engine. The original four or the later straight six, with their dual SU carburetors, were exercises in simplicity. They wouldn't be nearly as appealing if they were festooned with vacuum lines and smog pumps. Plus, what fun would it be to drive Healeys that got less and less powerful each year? Without doubt, a DOT- and EPA-compliant 1976 Healey would have become a jumpsuited Elvis, bloated and past its prime, a shadow of its once-brilliant self. LOOKS GOOD, DRIVES BETTER Macherione to the rescue. Aside from their pure, classic British appearance, Healeys are invigorating to drive. Today, with over 30 years of experience and technological advances under their belts, Healey owners have found ways to make these cars far more reliable and pleasant to own than they ever were when new. Multi-bladed plastic fans, modern radiator construction, and catch tanks have all made engine overheating a thing of the past. With the judicious application of insulating materials to the floorboards and the firewall, driver overheating is greatly reduced as well. (You used to be able to tell an American Healey owner by the melted heel on his right shoe.) Modern electric fuel pumps have made a memory out of the routine of banging the OEM Lucas units with a hammer to free sticking points. Two years ago, roadtrip sidekick Doug Hartman and I drove the SCM BJ7 to the 50th anniversary Healey meet in Lake Tahoe, CA. Both Bic Healey, Donald's son, and Gerry Coker, who designed the 100-4, were there. SCM sponsored a caravan of Healeys from the Pacific Northwest, and our journey had its requisite share of old-car excitement. Frayed wires to a dash toggle switch were repaired by using a pair of toenail 8  clippers bought at a truck stop. An overheating problem was solved by tensioning the fanbelt, using a flashlight handle to push the generator away from the block, and then tightening the cinch bolt. The most impressive save was made by Bob Macherione, owner of The Sports Car Shop in Eugene, OR (541.342.1520). At the kick-off dinner for the tour (always going first class, SCM provided the boxes of "chillable" red wine) we mentioned to Macherione that our Healey had the disconcerting habit of popping in and out of overdrive without warning. He jiggled the shifter a couple of times, proclaimed that we had a defective overdrive solenoid switch, and instructed us to follow us to his shop. This was at 10 p.m. He had the part in stock. Less than two hours later, we were on the way to our motel, and for the rest of the trip, the car performed flawlessly. A noble deed by Macherione, and the stuff that sports car club legends are made of. When, not if, your sports car needs some attention, I recommend him highly. TIME MACHINES BJ7 coolant recovery system at work. The next day, our group of 30 Big Healeys headed out around seven a.m. (There was a single Jensen-Healey in the group, desperately trying to make its guppy-gulping-air face fit in with all the bulldog noses.) There's nothing like the sound of a gaggle of vintage British engines firing up, running rich with chokes full on, sputtering and spitting. As the water temperature came up, the engines smoothed out. Last minute route changes due to road construction were passed down the line. A final run was made to the nearby espresso shop for the 20-ouncers we all needed for the first hour or so to warm our hands. Everyone had their tops down, and were bundled up like gypsies in a ragamuffin collection of jackets, scarves and hats to ward off the morning chill. We snicked our shifters into non-synchro first, almost feeling each tooth on the straight-cut gears as we slid the lever towards the firewall. And then, one at a time, we set off on our adventure, heading south. Around nine a.m., with 100 miles al- ready gone by, I recall crossing a pass in the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon. Hartman and I looked at the snow-covered peaks that seemed close enough to touch, listened to the sound of the Healey engines around us as they went in and out of overdrive fourth, and we agreed on two things. First, it was terrific feeling like we were 17 years old again. Second, all things considered, life just didn't get much better than this for a couple of car guys. Our BJ7 has gone on to a subscriber in Las Vegas, may he always wear asbestos-soled shoes and keep his fanbelt tight. I'd like to own another Big Healey, this time a late-model BJ8 in good driving condition. Given that these now routinely sell for more than Ferrari 308s, the sooner we get one the better. We're celebrating the Austin-Healey marque in our pages this month, and I propose that you do the same. Let's all lift a pint to the Big Healeys, the perfect forever-young English sports car, and to the pure unfettered melding of design and performance they represent. And let's lift another to the pleasure, nearly 40 years after the last one rolled off the assembly line, that they continue to bring to enthusiasts all over the world. • Sports Car Market


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Nobody Sells More Corvettes or Muscle Than Mecum. Nobody., 196/ Corvette 427-435 SI83,500 Here's a sample of our accomplishments at the Rockford Spring Classic Muscle Car Auction and the ,diek Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction. lii Yy• 1963 Corvette  06 525/,000 1953 Corvette "Hare Razio" „MIMI) 1885 Corvette 396 Coupe 6113,500 I ;;4111111111 - 1858 Csrvette 690,000 %Mtn 1857 Corvette Fil Airiox 9178,500 Nit3111166611.*-‘.. 111  1999 Callaway C 12 SI50,000 11117 Corvette 427-435 8217,888 1957 Corvette F !Black 0115,500 led hie 1970 010 Judge Convertible 6189,000 1965 Malibu 60 116 6262,500 1969 Yenko Camaro S152,500 1970 Chevelle LS6 Convert. 0160,011.0 1970 Shelby CT 500 Coupe 096,000 Don't miss the third leg of Mecum's Triple Crown of World Class Events.., plan on attending the Chicago Fall Premier as Mecum combines its success of the Muscle Car Auction of the Year and the Corvette Auction of the Year into one great event! Muscle Cars and Corvettes. Mecum in Chicago AgLI Fall Premier Friday October 22 & Saturday October 23  Pheasant Run Resort, St.Charles, IL  Consignments now being accepted  500 Cars Pre-register today: 815-568-8888 MECUM COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS ( )  1854 Corvette 680,000.  tit 1961 Cliev. Impala SS Convt, S85,000 SPECIAL-L/77 PREVIEW .7z PARTY LZ OCTOBER7 LIVE ENTERUUNMENT a/30"i CAR PREVIEWING View early entries: MecumAuction.com


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The Inside Line Cindy Banzer Events  Please send upcoming news, event or auction information to insideline@sportscarmarket.com . News v The Great San Francisco to Santa Monica Open Road Race, September 9-11, 2004, will recreate a race originally run from 1919 to 1941. Any authentic pre-WWII cars are invited (except street rods), with the emphasis being on domestic marques. Nightly stops will be in King City and Santa Paula. Contact Martin Swig, 415.479.9950. (CA) v There will be whisky galore, as well as more sober pleasures, at the Scottish Malts Classic Car Tour and the Scottish Malts Reliability Trial, to be held September 13-17, 2004. The trial is a more competitive event with longer driving distances, while the tour covers fewer miles at a slower pace, but ends up at the same evening events. Six categories accommodate cars from 1919-1974. +44.1886.833505, www.hero.org.uk . (UK) 1967 Caldwell D-7 Can-Am on the track in the late 1960s. Internationally renowned driver Sam Posey will meet with fans and sign autographs at Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN, September 25, when his 1967 Caldwell D-7 CanAm car goes on exhibit. The car will be started and fans will be allowed to sit in it. The car's designer, Ray Caldwell, and crew chief Jack McCormack will also be at the museum with the car. 615.742.7445, www .lanemotormuseum.org. (TN) Sam Posey and Ray Caldwell. Transitions be Hagerty CEO Kim Hagerty and Antonio Simao, of Portugal, celebrated their marriage on July 24, 2004 in Traverse City, MI, with a ceremony that incorporated wedding customs from a variety of countries. SCM sends its congratulations and best wishes. Morgan will be the featured marque at the Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival, September 17-19, 2004. Sponsored by the Vintage Sportscar Drivers Association, the event will be held at the four-mile Road America course in Wisconsin. Racing activities will involve nine different vintage race groups. VSCDA, 616.949.8281, www.vscda.org. (WI) be The "Classic Lincoln Motorcar" will be the featured marque at the 10th annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, September 1819, 2004, at the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, OH. The invitation-only event will feature about 190 vehicles, including "streamliners"—examples of breakthrough automotive designs in the 20th century. The gathering also includes a countryside tour and charity art auction. 330.966.3600, www.glenmoorgathering.com . (OH) v The Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, to be held September 19,2004, in Rolling Hills Estates, will honor the 100th anniversary of Rolls-Royce. On the 18th, a tour will be led through the surrounding area. 866.522.7746, www.pvconcours.com. (CA) Over 600 cars and motorcycles will be gathered at the 21st Annual Colorado English Motoring Conclave, September 18-19, 2004, in Arvada, CO. The largest gathering of English vehicles in the Rocky Mountain region, the Conclave includes a Ride the Rockies drive into the mountains just west of Denver. 303.477.0189, www.coloradoconclave.com . (CO) 10 ./ The Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance, September 26, 2004, at the Westport Town Hall in Fairfield, CT, will bring together 60 classic automobiles, including several famous celebrity cars and an important collection of rare motorcycles. Among the cars already confirmed are a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Pinin Farina Cabriolet, a 1951 Ferrari 212 Ghia coupe, and a 1978 Lotus Formula One car. Tickets are only $10. 203.227.7988. (CT) ./ The Amici Americani Mille Autunno takes to the road October 1, 2004, encompassing more than 500 miles of scenic roadway in the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe areas of California. The tour is open to any and all sporting cars built before 1977, and the fee includes room and meals for two tourers per car. 415.479.9950, 415.479.9940, www.californiamille.com/amicievents.html . (CA) The  inaugural Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles. tries must be Grand Touring or Touring cars built between 1946 and 1975. +33.1.42.597340, glemetayer@peter.fr. (SPAIN) be The fifth annual Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival will be held October 15-16, 2004, in downtown Lakeland, FL. In addition to the main event, there will also be the Hot Rod Rendezvous on Friday and the Amphicar Splash-In on Saturday. All displays are free to the public. 863.683.2228, www.lakemirrorclassic.com. (FL) Concours at Serrano Concours d'Elegance, October 2, 2004, will be set in the Sierra Nevada foothills around El Dorado Hills, CA, and will celebrate the Rolls-Royce centenary, the 50th anniversary of the Thunderbird, and the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in the U.S. 916.635.2445, www .n ielloconcoursatserrano. com. (CA) 4, The Tour de Espafia has been moved forward to October this year, and is now scheduled for October 15-19, 2004. It will criss-cross the occidental part ofAndalusia with race circuits along the way. En- Over 175 rare and exotic cars from hot rods to Formula 1 will be featured at the 2004 Winter Park Concours d'Elegance in Winter Park, FL, October 16-17, 2004. The show will also include rarely-seen vintage and modern super bikes. 352-385-9450, www.tscevents .com. (FL). Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Cindy Banzer PREView v Part et Pautomobile will hold an online automobilia auction, beginning in mid-August and ending September 14. With more than 200 lots, it will include prints of La Femme Volant by Levesque, which was featured on the March 2003 cover of SCM There is also a selection of original automotive literature, sales brochures, and assorted automobilia. 631.329.8580, www.arteauto. corn. (NY) at the Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral, September 19-October 3, 2004. Carlisle Events will host a variety of vehicles for sale, from cars in mint condition to those in need of restoration. 717.243.7855, vvwvv.carsatcarlisle.com . (PA) H&H Auctions will hold its Motor Car Sale on October 6, 2004. It will feature cars such as the 1953 Austin-Healey pre-production prototype, expected to bring $90,000-$125,000, as well as motorcycles and automobilia. +44.1925.730630, www.classic-auctions.com . (UK) 4 American Automobile Club of America's National Fall Swap Meet will be held in Hershey Pennsylvania October 6-9. Acres of hard-to-find parts and rare memorabilia. 717.566.7720. www.aaca.org. (PA) ✓ Silver Collector Car Auctions invites you to join them for their second American Heat Collector Car Auction. Over 100 cars are expected at the October 9 auction, to be held in the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, CA. 800.255.4485, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) 6/ Santiago Collector Car Auctions announces its 2nd Annual Collector Car Auction in Albuquerque, NM, October 8-9, 2004, during the world-famous Balloon Fiesta. The event, held in the Albuquerque Convention Center, will feature cars from a 1931 Ford Model A hot rod to a 2001 Ferrari Barchetta. 800.994.28 I 6, www.icoworks.com. (NM) ./ Bonhams & Butterfields has been selected to auction off the extensive Wiglesworth Collection. The September 18, 2004, sale will be held at the Wiglesworth family museum in Shawnee Mission, KS. The sale of automobilia and more than 60 motorcars and bikes includes an 1892 Benz automobile, an unrestored 1911 Indian motorcycle, and many other original, unrestored vehicles from a collection that dates to the 1930s. 415.861.7500, www.butterfields.com . (CA) ✓ Close to 1,800 cars will be offered La Femme Volant by Levesque Calendar  All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@sportscarmarketcom SEPTEMBER Indiana — Sept. 1-7 KRUSE — Auburn England — Sept. 3 BONHAMS — Goodwood Idaho — Sept. 4-5 SILVER — Sun Valley Australia — Sept. 6 SHANNONS — Melbourne England — Sept. 11 BONHAMS — Hampshire Massachusetts — Sept. 11 KRUSE — Boston The 23rd edition of the Fall Branson Collector Car Auction, to be held October 1517, will be in a new venue. Celebration City, a new amusement park in Branson, will partner with the auction to offer combination tickets for park admission to bidders and consigners, as well as on-site RV parking and amenities. 800.335.3063, www.bransonauction.com . (MO) 12  Minnesota — Sept. 18 KRUSE — Delano Michigan — Sept. 24.-26 RM — Novi Texas — Sept. 25 KRUSE — Fredricksburg New Mexico — Sept. 25 SILVER — Los Lunas England — Sept. 30 COYS — London OCTOBER England — Oct. 5-6 H&H — Buxton Pennsylvania — Oct. 6-9 KRUSE — Hershey Pennsylvania — Oct. 8 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS — Hershey California — Oct. 9 SILVER — Palm Springs Missouri — Oct. 15-17 BRANSON COLLECTOR CARS — Branson Indiana — Oct. 15-17 RM — Elkhart Australia — Oct. 17 SHANNONS — Sydney England — Oct. 17 BONHAMS — Stafford Illinois — Oct. 22-23 MECUM — St. Charles Ontario — Oct. 22-24 RM — Toronto Georgia — Oct. 23 FLASHBACK MOTORWORKS — Cumming Oregon — Oct. 23 SILVER — Portland Nevada — Oct. 29-31 KRUSE — Las Vegas NOVEMBER Indiana — Nov. 6 KRUSE — Auburn California — Nov. 13 BONHAMS — Los Angeles Arizona — Nov. 13-14 SILVER — Ft. McDowell Germany — Nov. 13-14 KRUSE — Berlin Texas — Nov. 19-21 1CRUSE-LEAKE — Dallas California — Nov. 20-21 MCCORMICK — Palm Springs England — Nov. 23 BONHAMS — Yorkshire Washington — Nov. 27 SILVER — Spokane DECEMBER Kansas — Dec. 3-5 MECUM — Kansas City England — Dec. 4 COYS — London Australia — Dec. 6 SHANNONS — Melbourne England — Dec. 6 BONHAMS — London England — Dec. 7-8 H&H — Buxton Switzerland — Dec. 17 BONHAMS — Gstaad Sports Car Market 40 vintage cars of the S. Ray Miller Collection at the Miller Auto Museum in Elkhart, IN, October 15-17, 2004, including Antique Automobile Club of America National winners and a collection of original car emblems. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions.com . (IN) ✓ Mecum in Chicago will be held October 22-23, 2004, at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL. They will be offering 500 cars, including a three-owner 1967 Corvette coupe. 815.568.8888, www.mecumauction.com . (IL) ✓ Keith McCormick's Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions will be holding its next sale at the Spa Hotel and Casino, November 20-21, 2004. The enlarged event will now include a Classic and Hot Rod show, with vendors and live music, held outside the casino and free to the public. The sale will feature about 350 cars over two days, while the show will display about 150 cars. 760.320.3290, www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) ✓ Join Bonhams Auctions for a sale of Collector's Motorcars, Motorcycles, and Automobilia, November 23, 2004, at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, U.K. +44.20.7393.3900, www.bonhams.com . (UK). • RM Auctions will be selling more than


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You Write , We Read  All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarkacom COMMERCE FOR THE KIDS Dear SCM: Congratulations on your August 2004 issue, which is certainly the best Sports Car Market issue ever. It is nice to be recognized in your column, "Monterey, Then and Now." I guess there is no question I introduced "commerce" to the Pebble Beach/Monterey experience. I knew I was on to something way back when, but I never imagined Monterey would become one of the hot spots of the auction world. What I am most proud of at Monterey, however, is the relationship we developed with the peninsula's favorite children's charity, Kinship Center. During the first 11 years I conducted this event, we were able to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to help children in the area find foster care. I made sure this trend would continue when I sold the auction to RM in 1997. I would urge everyone to visit the Kinship Center next time they're in Monterey, and take a look at how this auction has helped so many kids. On another note, the July issue highlighting the Tucker was fascinating. But you left out one important sale: Preston Tucker's personal car, serial #1030, was sold to Bob Petersen at the Rick Cole Auction at the Petersen Museum in March 1997. I think the price was $280,000 plus premium.—Rick Cole, via e - mail Rick, it's good to hear from you. There's no question that your Monterey auctions helped create the tradition of high-end collector car auctions in America, and the fact that they still continue after 19 years is a testimony to your foresight.—ED. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Dear SCM: I enjoyed the Motobilia piece, "Shopping at the Country Store" in the July issue. Congratulations to Carl on his purchase. Although you may have heard by now, Bob Lyons has died after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a good friend of mine, and a fellow antique transportation toy 14  detailing Tom Radow's difficulties with GEICO. I had a similar tough time with USAA when my 1972 Mercedes 280C coupe was destroyed by a 3/4ton pickup. When I was offered a substantially lower value for my car, which did not come close to half the cost of replacing it, I asked USAA for proof of their valuation. Bob Lyons collector. We miss him. Grotrian, Ann Arbor, MI — Harvey APPLES TO ALFAS Dear SCM: I found one part of Delmas Greene's profile of the Giulia Sprint GT in the August issue to be an apples-to-oranges comparison. The Lancia Flaminia isn't quite an alternative to the Sprint GT. I put 160,000 miles on a 1967 GTV, and I owned a 1971 1750 GTV for eight years. But I also owned a 2600 Sprint for a number of years, and that's the Alfa that should be compared to a Flaminia. I've also owned three Flaminias over the past 20 years too, two GTs and currently a PF coupe. The 2600 and PF coupe are true fourpassenger cars, much larger and heavier than the GTV. Certainly, neither is as nimble as the Giulia, but they were intended to be highspeed tourers, not sports cars. For what it's worth, the Flaminia is a far more sophisticated car than the 2600, much nicer to drive and a lot less truck-y than the latter. It's harder to find parts and qualified service, but not impossible. I think the correct Lancia to compare with the GTV is the Fulvia. It might be interesting to get someone like Donald Osborne, who's had experience with both, to do a comparison.—Aaron Newman, Rosemont, NJ MORE ON INSURANCE Dear SCM: I am a bit late in reading my July issue but I had to respond to the Legal Files column What they sent me was four pages of photocopied newspaper ads from all over the U.S. This directly violates the fact that they should be using valuations in my local Texas market, not in California or New York. I took a day and called all the newspaper ads to see if, in fact, these were comparable cars. The reactions I got ranged from outrage ("How did you get my name?") to fits of laughter, as the owner of the advertised car told me his was a rust bucket he was parting out. Some of the ads were over a year old and I had to remind several people that they had actually owned a 280C at one time. Out of the 30 people I was able to contact and who would talk to me, not one car was similar to mine. I pointed out the discrepencies to USAA and they said they simply used a newspaper clipping service, that is what they had always done, and that is the way they were going to handle my case now. I countered with various commercially available price guides showing significantly higher valuations, including current local newspaper ads. We were at an impass until someone in charge of my adjuster called and said he was coming to my office with my check. I thought, great, they have seen the light. He arrived and presented me with a check for the same initial low valuation when all this started and simply stated, "Take it or we go to arbitration, which you have to pay for." I took the check, licked my wounds, and said, "Well, I'll show them, as a 20-year-plus customer, I will take my business elsewhere." Guess what? They beat me to it. When I called to tell them I was no longer their customer, they said they had already dropped me. It seems that in the six weeks or so it took to handle my case, after four weeks of not having a car to insure, USAA automatically drops Sports Car Mar (etc EDITOR & PUBLISHER Keith Martin MANAGING EDITOR EXECUTIVE EDITOR Cindy Banzer Bengt Halvorson PRODUCTION MANAGER David Slama ART DIRECTOR Kirsten Onoday SUBSCRIPTIONS SENIOR COPY EDITOR Jeff Sabatini COPY EDITORS Bill Neill Kristen Hall-Geisler SENIOR AUCTION ANALYSTS Dave Kinney AUCTION ANALYSTS John Apen Kathy ICarapondo Richard Hudson-Evans SENIOR CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Dave Brownell B. Mitchell Carlson Scott Featherman CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Steve Ahlgrim Carl Bomstead John Draneas Jim Schrager Michael Sheehan Thor Thorson CONTRIBUTORS Keith Duly Raymond Milo Donald Osborne Steve Serio INTERNET SPECIALIST Matt King FINANCIAL MANAGER Nikki Nalum EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Lorena Gonzalez General Information Kristen Mira 877.219.2605 x 204 fax 503.253.2234 Toll-Free 877.219.2605, ext. 258 Outside US 860.284.0570 fax 860.284.1076 National Accounts Donald Osborne dosbome@sportscannarket.com Toll-Free 877.219.2605, ext. 262 fax 480.890.0354 Regional Accounts Cindy Meitle cmeitle@sportscarmarket.com SUBSCRIPTIONS New subscriptions (24/7): 800.289.2819 Current: 877.219.2605, ext. 208 service@sportscarmarket.com fax 503.253.2234 www.sportscannarket.com CORRESPONDENC I P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 FEDEx/DHL/UPS: 8236 SE Ash St., Portland, OR 97216 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue C 2004 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, ctba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. PRINTED IN USA Sports Car Market Marit Anne Peterson I.T. MANAGER Jason Glaspey


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You Write We Read you and assigns you to the highrisk group. But in this case they would not even take me back if I had wanted them to. They told me to call any number of companies, who it turns out, offer insurance by the month to high-risk drivers. In all the time I had been a USAA customer, I had made two previous claims and at one time had insured six cars with them. I thought I was a good customer, but found out they did not see it that way.—Will Samples, via e-mail BANDIT RESPECT Dear SCM: As a passionate owner of a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am "Y88", I read with great interest your July Affordable Classic piece. I now feel like I am part of a hobby that is finally recognizing that these cars are coming into their own. I love my car, and drive it as often as possible. It's a lot of fun, and I get enthusiastic thumbs up from cruise-in attendees and passers-by. I have also seen prices actually rising nicely and I see a tremendous upside to these cars, as at age 36, my demographic is starting to have a good enough savings base that will allow them to have the three car garage in which to put a collector car. A 401(k) might be a better option. But here's my point. An "Investment Grade" of C- is not doing justice to a car that anyone who is old enough to have seen Smokey and the Bandit in the theater (numerous times) couldn't not want. Further, the Trans Am Nationals in Vandalia, OH, had well over 650 cars registered and was attended by easily several thousand. In any event, I love your magazine and feel honored to have my car featured in it along with the other exotica in the other sections. I would like to see more Affordable Classics if possible, as one a month isn't enough.—David Zussman, Cincinnati, OH David, while we agree that your passion for the Screaming Chicken is shared by many, nonetheless they remain a badge and (very large) decal special that has had some mass-media notoriety. We don't rate 308s any higher due to their Magnum PI exposure, nor do we think that Firebirds, with so many built and so few distinguishing mechanical characteristics, rate any more than our current listing. However, that doesn't mean that they aren't great fun for not much money—ED. THINKING OF THINGS Dear SCM: Like so many of your other readers, I dig into each issue the day it arrives and continue to be amazed at how far you've taken SCM since those one-color, sheet-fed days when you were trying to figure out just how to grow the magazine. Obviously, you figured it out! Your recent column dealing AMERICA byffilAil Here's Chapter 5 of our saga, which could really be called, "Going Nowhere Slowly." When the SCM FIAT made its way to subscriber Fred Panici last month, we had finally gotten the car to Chicago, a task we had planned on completing in February. As they say, better late than never. Of course, the mission is still far from accomplished. Those of you who made it out to Monterey already know this and those who have been faithfully reading this section of the magazine have likely guessed it, but the little blue car did not make it to Concorso Italiano this year. We're thinking maybe in want to make that trek on foot—and push our FIAT while they're at it. We did, however, find that we are not the only U.S. owners of a 2100. A white 1960 sold on eBay recently for $1,075, less than onethird of what we now have "invested" in ours, and proving once again that any car owned by Editor Martin is sure to drop in value. On that note, we're busy pumping more money into the car this month, and we hope to have it back on the road soon. This eBay Fiat boosts our car's self esteem. 2005—if we skip Portland and drive straight to Monterey. Yes, we realize that any able-bodied person could have walked from Cleveland to California in the amount of time we have taken just to move the car 350 miles across the Midwest. But it's hard to find people who October 2004  tini at fiat@sportscannarket.com . We are very much in need of drivers west of the Mississippi, preferably along one of the more northern routes heading to Oregon. And if you're the one who bought the eBay Fiat in Colorado, would you like to own a pair and corner the market?• For those who are still interested in driving the soon-to-be-at-least-partially-overhauled SCM FIAT, please contact Jeff Saba- 15 3 with Laguna Seca (August 2004) brought back memories of when I was a course marshal at the last Pebble Beach road race and then got a "promotion" to incoming pit lane marshal (which had to be entirely due to my size and the fact that the drivers couldn't miss me when making pit stops). That was back when I'd drive my MG-TD or Y to the track, sleep underneath the car in the pits, and make do with a loaf of French bread, some cheese, salami, and a jug of cheap red wine. On another note, my son is 14 and itching to drive, and he has wanted a VW Thing as his first car for several years. When I showed him the pictures of your daughter on Neskowin Beach, he went crazy asking why he couldn't drive yet. At any rate, knowing your tendency to trade vehicles on a regular basis, if you ever decide to get rid of your Thing or hear of another one for sale in the Northwest, please let me know.—Rod Stollery, Terrebonne, OR Sorry about making your son crazy, but that's kind of our day job, don't you think? At least, in terms of affecting your budget, we didn't have Alexandra learning in an Enzo. Best source for used Things is www.typel 8 1 registry. corn—ED.


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Moore  Canepa Designs  Classic Showcase  Cocomats  Cosmopolitan Motors  Doc's Jags  eBay  Eurocoachworlcs  Exotic Car Transport  110 92 62 67 19 106 105 5 7 47 112 81 63 45 113 85 Fairfield Concours d'Elegance  Fantasy Junction  Featherman & Co  FerrariBuy.com  FerrariPortal.com  Ferraris-Online  Flashback Motorworlcs, LLC  Fourintune Garage Inc.  GermanCarPortal.com  Gooding & Company  Griot's Garage  Grundy Insurance  Guild of Auto Restorers  H & H Classic Auctions  Hagerty  Heritage Classics  Horseless Carriage  Hyman Ltd  Intercity Lines  Italian Car Parts  JC Taylor  JJ Best Banc & Co  Maranello Auto Sales  Mecum Auctions  Morgan West  Muncie Imports & Classics  Oldtimer Garage  Palm Springs Auctions, Inc  Parish Heacock  Park Place  Passport Transport  Potts Auction  Premier Financial  Putnam Leasing  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Ron Tonkin GranTurismo  RPM Auto Books  Santiago Auctions  Silver Auctions  Steve Austin's Automobilia  Symbolic Motor Cars  Tarleton Bull  Vintage Motors of Sarasota  Vintage Rallies  Woodside Credit  World Travel/S. Harrington  Zoo Speed  ZymOl  16  57, 69, 77 61 87 71 59 109 104 108 107 50 80 106 2 37 91 43 65 116 76 109 79 17 108 41 95 107 9 55 87 56 1 1 1 49 21 25 55 115 11 75 31 35 112 73 103 110 3 91 39 53 13 110 61 89 MG V8 VALUES NEED HELP Dear SCM: The English Price Guide in the August 2004 issue, and all past SCM Price Guides for that matter, have priced the MGB GT V8 incorrectly. After owning MGs on and off for 25 years, I recently got my hands on a factory 1974 RHD GT V8, a strong #2 car, and I agreed upon a re- placement value of $25,000 for it with Hagerty Insurance. I declared this value primarily due to the fact that there are fewer than 20 of these cars in the U.S., and when they trade hands, good ones command that kind of money. At $6,00048,000 according to SCM, it's kind of an insult to the history of MGB. These cars, after all, are the Holy Grail of MGs. Please correct your price to $18,000-$25,000, Investment Grade "B." If I'm wrong, I'll take two for $10,000 each and pay you or your staff a $10,000 finder's fee. — Bri- an McAdams, via e-mail Brian, holy icons are where you find them, and clearly for you, it's with the V8. Personally, our choice would be a 1967 MGBGT BRG with black leather, wires, overdrive and maybe a Webasto sunroof In any event, we're sure you're right that our values are simply too low. We'll do some research and you'll see the result in the next Price Guide.—ED. AREN'T THE TWO EXTRA SEATS WORTH MORE? Dear SCM: I was looking through the SCM Price Guide the other day and stumbled upon something that didn't make sense. How can a Datsun 260Z be worth more than a 240Z?—John McNulty, West Winfield, NY Only through the magic ofSCM oversight. Try this: 1969-1973 240Z, $6,000-$10,000; 1974-1975 2604 $4,000-$7,500. Undervalued by us. OLD MUSCLE TRUCK MARKET? Dear SCM: Can you please send me the correct magazine? I recently received something purporting to be Sports Car Market, but anyone leafing through this sad agglomeration's pages could hardly be fooled. Sports car? Of the slightly more than 200 vehicles covered, more than three-quarters didn't fit the definition by a very long monthly market reports is determined completely by the events that happened during the relevant time frame. Some months it seems like we have nothing but Ferraris, others it's old English toads with names that we can't pronounce or spell, and then there are times where it seems we have page after page of muscle. We are glad, how- ever that you did find a couple of favorites. Both the Econoline and the Skylark would offer a driving experience that would be in stark contrast with a Porsche or Ferrari, and at a small fraction of the cost. Lucky you!—ED. PARTS AND GTC'S Dear SCM: I have enjoyed the magazine and its steady improvement in depth and breadth of content over the past three years and look forward to receiving many more issues. "Sporrv" Ford Econoline shot. My favorite in that category was a 1965 Ford Econoline truck, closely followed by a 1953 Buick Skylark convertible. Had I known these were sports cars, I would have bought one of each long ago. Shame on me for not spotting trends—I settled for Ferraris and Porsches instead. So, gentlemen and ladies of the press, can we return to what SCM promises its readers? Not trucks. Not motorcycles. Not 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Villes. Not Dodge Darts or GTOs or Challengers or Chevelles or...are you getting the message?—Thierry Sagnier, Falls Church, VA Thierry, the content of our Further to Jeff Klein's e-mail in the August issue regarding the difficulty of finding reasonably priced Maserati parts. You may be interested to know that a well-known marque specialist in the U.K. advertises parts availability and, on receipt of an order, obtains the parts from a U.S. supplier and then, after this delay, charges the unfortunate customer in pounds sterling exactly the U.S. dollar retail price. This means that a part from the U.S. supplier costing $57.83 is sold for £57.83, or about $105. I live in Australia, so the price difference between buying the part from the U.K. specialist for $150 Australian, against the $81.00 Australian from the U.S. supplier is almost double. And to think that Martha Stewart faces imprisonment! On another note, would Keith like to revisit his recollection of the 1966 GTC in his August column? He wrote that it was "a factory convertible conversion of the GTV by Superleggera." I am Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read confident that "by Superleggera" it was not. Surely this word refers to the method of lightweight body construction evolved and patented by Touring of Milan. Perhaps the carrozzeria was Touring of Milan, and, if so, I suspect that the GTC, as a vehicle originally of unitary construction, was bodied in steel.—Bruce Hill-Douglas, Toorak, Australia I stand corrected, as the GTC conversion was indeed by Touring. Good catch.—ED. MASER SOLUTION Dear SCM: In the August issue, there is a letter that laments the lack of support for Maserati parts in the U.S. It took a trip to the Factory for me to find Carrozzeria Campana (www.campanacarrozzeria.it, phone: +059.828079, fax: +059.826311) and they have been a Godsend for my Ghibli SS. Faxes seem to work best, and just last week, I faxed credit card info on Tuesday for an obscure windshield wiper part, and took delivery via FedEx on Friday. They have a Web site and are everything their American counterpart should be, at reasonable prices, and excellent availability.—Chuck Barger, via e-mail REPLICAS GET THEIR DUE Dear SCM: Just a note to say how much I enjoyed Jim Schrager's column in the August issue. I applaud his candor about his friend's motives for purchasing a replica instead of continuing with the headaches of his 356. As one who has owned two replicas (Intermeccanicas) over the years and is contemplating a third, my motivations are exactly the same as your friend's. While I'd love to own a genuine 356, the practicality just isn't there and there is virtually no one here who can work on those cars with any degree of proficiency. I want something I can enjoy and not worry about. For me, the high-quality product offered by Intermeccanica fills the bill. Thanks again for presenting a balanced view.—Lawrence Pugh, New Orleans, LA KUDOS TO D.O. Dear SCM: Compliments for a ll000h Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. SPORTS NI ARK ET NI AG Keith Martin s Compiete Gui www.spurtscarmar Donald Osborne at Le Belle Macchine d'Italia. job well done by Donald Osborne. I attended the Le Belle Macchine d'Italia event at the Poconos and met Donald during the track day. He was friendly, professional and did a marvelous job. There was a bit of a situation when the Lamborghini people decided that SCM Gold members were not going to get their laps with factory driver Valentino Balboni, and that instead we would Going 140 mph into Turn One at Pocono is something that I will not soon forget—Daniel J. Rapley, Bethel, CT • 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. have another driver. As we had signed up for laps with Balboni we were all disappointed. But Donald stepped up to the plate and was able to successfully argue the case for we SCMers. The result was that we were shuffled to the front of the line. Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 FAX 413-436-9422 www.intercitylines.com eel 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum October 2004 17


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Affordable Classic 1965-1966 Chevrolet Corvair Corsa The most controversial car of the 20th century by B. Mitchell Carlson et's get this out of the way right off the bat: Ralph Nader didn't kill the Corvair. Blame can be more squarely placed on the Camaro, the pony car that rendered Chevrolet's weird, rearengine small car irrelevant to its product planners. Indeed, when the Camaro was introduced in 1967, the top-of-the-line Corvair Corsa series was put out to pasture—and if not for Nader's polemic book, Unsafe At Any Speed, the whole line would've been axed at the same time. But either to spite Nader or to give the impression that GM wasn't going to buckle under pressure, the Corvair was kept in production until 1969. Alas, safety standards requiring a locking steering column, which the Corvair didn't have, went into effect in 1970 and thus became an excuse to end production of what could rightfully be called the most controversial car of the 20th Century. L The author 's '65, wearing late-model Chevy wheels. and slightly better porting. A turbocharged engine option was available, now tuned to 180 hp and capable of providing a spirited 10-second run to 60 mph. FUN AT EVERY SPEED All drama aside, the Corvair was actually a cool American sports car with a very unAmerican design. After five years of production, Chevy stopped trying to sell the Corvair as an American Volkswagen, and realized that with a few tweaks, what they really had was a U.S. Porsche. To this end, the performanceoriented Corsa hardtops and convertibles were introduced with 1965's restyling. Further, advertising that linked the Corvair to the Corvette meant a new cadre of performance-minded owners discovered that this radical (for Detroit) smaller car had superior handling to your typical Chevrolet. Of course, in that era so did most farm tractors. The second-generation Corvair had a decidedly more European flair, with more than a few styling cues borrowed from two design studies by Pininfarina. Not only did the new Corvair do a better job of looking the part of a sports car, but several engineering changes made it act the part too. Most notable was the fully independent rear suspension derived from the Corvette Sting Ray, which gave the 2,400pound Corvair nimble handling. The base engine for the Corsa was a new 140-hp configuration of the 161-ci, air-cooled boxer six, fitted with four one-barrel Rochester carburetors (two per cylinder head, acting as a primary and a progressive secondary for each bank) and redesigned heads with larger valves 18  In theory, the base level transmission was a three-speed manual, but I've never seen one in a Corsa, regardless of the engine. In 1966, the four-speed was the same Muncie unit as supplied in the V8-powered GM muscle cars. This and other refinements in trim and amenities generally make the second year of Corsa production more desirable. AVOID THE TURBO Turbo Corsas are at the top of the pecking order for desirability, but after 20-plus years of personal experience around the cars, let me offer this advice: If you plan to drive your car, don't bother with the turbo. Turbo Corvairs are fussier to live with, more difficult to work on, and you really have to wind the motor up to get any power out of it. Under 3,000 rpms, the turbo is just creating backpressure and you're basically driving an 80hp car. This was one of the reasons that the turbo engine was never offered with an automatic transmission. For the most enjoyable realworld driving, get a Corsa with the 140-hp engine, which has excellent torque all across the powerband. Even from a dead stop, just put your foot into it and the four carbs give you power right away, with more for the asking. One pitfall that tends to plague the four-carb engine is a propensity to drop valve seats. This is mainly due to the larger valve surface area, although other Corvair engines can be and are similarly afflicted, usually when working the engine hard, then coming off the gas abruptly (like climbing a hill and coasting down, or coming off the freeway onto a cloverleaf). Remember to downshift and you shouldn't have a problem. The other drawback to the four-carbs is the somewhat intensive labor to correctly synchronize them, but once set up, they tend to stay in tune. As a progressive secondary at the end of the fuel lines, the fuel system for the "back" carbs doesn't recirculate, so if you don't work the engine hard, the gas in those carbs can get stale or even percolate out. This is not an issue if you make it a point to run the car at full-tilt at least once each time you drive it—not exactly a tortuous task. As GM's first unibody production car, Corvairs were heavily undercoated. So heavily, in fact, that it peeled and cracked significantly within a year or so, allowing moisture in, so rust is always a problem. A rust-out idiosyncrasy tends to occur at the base of the A-pillar and windshield, and even cars reared in saltfree regions of the country can have bubbling in this part of the body. Repairing this correctly (in lieu of the usual Bondo-stuffing) is not easy to do, especially on a convertible, as the upper portion of the cowl really should be replaced. DETAILS Years produced: 1965-1966 Number produced: 39,116 (27,621 hardtops, 11,495 convertibles) Original list price: $2,666 (1965 Corsa hardtop) SCM Valuation: $3,800-$8,200 (hardtop), $4,400-510,600 (convertible) Tune-up/major service: $150 Distributor cap: $10 Chassis #: in the engine bay, alongside the battery on the left side structural rail Engine #: stomped on the engine block, between the alternator support casting and the engine top cover Club: Corsair Society of America, P.O. Box 607, Lemont, IL 60439 Web site: www.corvaitorg Alternatives: 1965-1967 Porsche 911, 1966-1973 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, 1967-1969 Chevrolet Camaro SCM Investment Grade: B THE CORVAIR CULT The Corvair has always had a cult following, no matter the year or model. Traditional Chevy guys won't have anything to do with the cars, and Corvairs have long suffered the stigma of being cheap—with even cheaper owners. But lately Corvairs are being discovered by a new generation of enthusiasts who weren't even born in the '60s, and these kids don't hold such preconceived notions. Heck, they think Ralph Nader is just some wacko who cost Al Gore the 2000 presidential election. I say more power to 'em, as the only thing their new-found enthusiasm can do is drive up the value of my rusty, trusty and potent '65 Corsa.• Sports Car Market


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Photos: Donald Osborne SCM Picks Hitting The Hills Of New Hampshire A 2,000-foot climb can be tough enough on an old car, but it was the descent that was more than my Lancia's brakes could handle by Donald Osborne Jack Hawkins' Austin-Healey 100-Six on the NE 1000. H 22 eld each May, the New England 1000 is a low-key time-speed-distance event hosted by SCMers Rich and Jean Taylor. This year's route wound through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and over the course of four driving days explored a good part of Vermont and a mountainous corner of Maine as well, a combination of twisting country lanes, fast sweepers, and ascents to over 2,000 feet. Of the 36 teams entered, 17 were composed of SCMers, driving cars as diverse as Jim Dawson's 1928 Stutz Blackhawk Speedster and Henry Mitchie's Porsche 911 Carrera RS. Other participants included Miles Collier in an Alfa TZ1, his brother Barron in an Alfa SZ1, Jeff Fisher in a stunning 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio, a pair of Mercedes 300SLs driven by Richard Merillat and Marc Noel, Silas Ford in his 1967 Aston Martin DB6, John Burton and Jay Lamm's 1967 Lotus Europa, and RM's Jack Boxtrom driving a Porsche 930. I piloted my 1952 Lancia Ardea for most of the route, at least until the brakes cried "uncle" after too many mountains. I then transferred to a new SL500 provided by event sponsor Mercedes-Benz. It was fast and comfortable, but I missed the feeling of wondering what part was going to fail next, an adventure that my Ardea never failed to offer. Mechanical support was ably provided by Peter Markowski of RPM, a restoration and maintenance shop in Vergennes, VT. RPM's crews followed the rallyists on the route and delivered overnight miracles to several entrants. DETAILS Event: New England 1000 Location: New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine Organizers: Vintage Rallies Inc., 800.645.6069 Web site: www.vintagerallies.com Time of year: May Year founded: 1992 Number of cars accepted: 50 Eligibility: pre- 1 972 sports and GT cars Preparation of car: none Dress code: casual, sports coats Route: varies, through New England Scenery: lakes, rivers, hills, and the White Mountains Features: all-inclusive package, with first-class lodging and meals Major sponsors: Mercedes-Benz USA Sports Car Market


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SCM Picks Author Donald Osborne 's Lancia in quiet repose, an oft-seen state. Alfa SZ of Barron Collier at Mount Ascutney. The Bentley Club at the Mountain View Grand hotel. A pair of timed hill climbs (Mt. Equinox and Mt. Washington) were as exciting as the gourmet meals and luxurious accommodations. An added bonus to this year's event was a commingling with the Bentley Club's annual tour, which saw more than two dozen vintage Bentleys on the grounds of Mountain View Grand hotel in Whitefield, NH. Event profits are donated to charity, with this year's contribution going to the Hannibal Hamlin Museum in Paris Hill, ME. This museum is dedicated to its namesake, Abraham Lincoln's first vice president. The charity was chosen by noted collector Bob Bahre, who opened his private collection for the tour participants. Buying an old car is often easier than finding the right environment to exercise it in. Rich and Jean are pros, and bring together a first-rate combination of challenging roads and Hosts Rich and Jean Taylor rally organization. Add in distinctive cars and friendly people, and you've got the makings of a memorable experience, which this event was in spades.• John Burton and Jay Lamm 's 1967 Lotus Europa. October 2004 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio 23


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SCM Around the World Prancing At Pocono Italian Stallions took to the track in Pennsylvania, as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati clubs joined forces DETAILS mail: italiancars@aol.com Time of Year: June Year founded: 1987 Theme: Italian cars Number of cars accepted: 350+ Eligibility: all Italian, cars, bikes, boats, etc. - Event: Le Belle Macchine d'Italia Location: Skytop, PA; Pocono International Raceway Organizers: Italian Cars, Inc. Web site: www.italiancarsatpocono.com E Preparation of car: for track days, tech inspection to Ferrari Club of America standards Dress code: casual Features: concours, track days, FCA East Coast Meet, Lamborghini Owners Club National Meet, SCM Historic Maserati Reunion Major sponsors: Automobili Lamborghini, Ferrari of Long Island, Classic Coach, Premier Financial, Exotic Car Transport, Putnam Leasing, F.C. Kerbeck, SCM• Maserati Tipo 63 owned by Classic Coach Collection, part of the SCM Historic Maserati Reunion display Piero Rivolta, with the one-offIso Varedo.  SCM Golds Stanley Lane (L), Daniel Rapley and  Jerry Bensinger at the track. Don Meluzio's 'so Rivolta and Bizzarrini Strada . Nh  24   lc( do Souvenirs of the day. Sports Car Market


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Austin-Healey Collecting Thoughts Restoring Big Healeys, Four at a Time If you can find a Healey that has no shims in the hinge area and the doors fit perfectly, you probably have a winner by Bengt Halvorson CMers are familiar with the phrase, "a Tanner restoration," as the Big Healeys restored by Kurt Tanner (a long-time SCMer himself) generally bring very high prices when offered at auction, and their meticulous level of preparation has become the standard by which all other Healey restorations are judged. S Tanner has been in the restoration business since 1987, founding his own operation, Kurt Tanner Restorations, in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, in 1993. He has been restoring Big Healeys since 1994, when he did his first BJ7. He sold it for a thenrecord $38,000 at Monterey that year, and it's been mostly Healeys ever since. The top price one of his cars has achieved at auction was $90,200 at last year's RM Monterey sale, for a 1965 3000 Mk III convertible. Tanner has also restored a number of MGAs, TR3s and TR4s, E-type Jaguars, and even a few Alfas, but he now buys and restores Austin-Healeys full-time, which he sells both privately and at major auctions. SCM contacted him to find out how he takes on a restoration, and what you should look for when buying a Big Healey. SCM: What drew you to focus on Healeys? KT: I like Healeys because the buy-in can be around the $5k mark, and they're only slightly harder to restore than an MGA, but the return is much greater. A BJ8 is now in the $70k range, twice what the best MGA might make. How do you choose the Healeys that you restore? There aren't as many cars out there now and you don't really get a choice. If you find a res- Kurt Tanner with one of his 100-4 restorations. toration-worthy roadster under the $8k mark, that's a good buy. Any BJ8 in the $10k-$12k range that's pretty solid is a good buy. In choosing a Big Healey for restoration, the most important thing is the chassis and superstructure, including the front and rear shrouds. The chassis is the core, important because it's going to determine the rigidity and driving characteristics of the finished car. Healeys have the frame welded to all the body panels, and the shrouds built onto that. With a good solid frame and chassis, it is very easy to make a clean swap of fenders or doors. If the engine is frozen or if the interior is missing, that's not a big deal. What's the first part of the restoration process? Do you just start tearing the car down? You absolutely rip it to pieces. I try to re- store four cars at once. I disassemble all the cars to the bare chassis, the engine gets removed and completely stripped down and sent out to the machine shop. We hand-strip all the panels, because no matter how you sandblast you're always going to get some type of distortion. The chassis pieces go straight to the sandblaster, and we sandblast the frames. All the nuts and bolts and hardware go into a huge box and they get sorted and go out for cadmium plating, for all the cars at once. You probably have 220 pounds of hardware for four cars. Then it all comes back and gets re-sorted and separated into containers in a very organized process. Describe the reassembly. Do you _fallow the same order every time? I can fully reassemble a car in about two months, but my process is very different than the factory's. Originally, the bodies were painted, interiors installed, and tops fitted before the cars even had wheels, suspension, or drivetrain. The bodies were built by Jensen and then painted and trimmed at another location. It must have been very painstaking to be loading these cars on the transporter—without any drivetrain—and shipping them over to the Austin plant. The way we do it, the drivetrain gets rebuilt pretty early in the process, and it sits waiting for its bodywork. After everything is stripped, blasted, and plated, the chassis gets completely painted. We carefully hang the panels while the chassis is on a jig—a rolling dolly about three feet above the ground—and gauge how much the car will flex when the drivetrain goes in. At this point, after painting the car, all the Bare chassis stripped, repaired, sealed, then painted on rotisserie.  26  Chassis "panelled-up," then full bodywork and paint completed. Sports Car Market


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Austin-Healey Collecting Thoughts All sub-assemblies restored, organized and shelved. subassembly is finished on the rack, and the first thing that goes in is the front and rear suspension. Two-and-a-half days into assembly, we have the suspension and the whole engine bay completely done, and we drop in the engine and hook up the ancillaries. When the car is finished it gets an extended test drive of 100 to 120 miles, which can take a day to two days depending on how many ad- justments need to be made. We need to include several cold starts. Tri-carbs are very finicky. The settings may need to change several times before they settle in. What's the most difficult part of a restoration? The most daunting part of the restoration is getting those body panels back on the car 20 Year Picture $50,000 $45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 Engine bay prepped. to where they should be. Some people take months to do these panels right. We get cars that have been to multiple shops, and no one has been able to weld the cars up properly and fit the panels right on the car. In my opinion, these are very simple cars, but the Achilles Heel that scares a lot of people is getting everything lined up properly. The build quality wasn't great when they were new, and there ,, ,4)  N 4)  C°  N C')  c(,  Ch  Ri6  Zb  N C)  cbN Cb  N5C  e e e —Roadster 3000 Mk I Convertible 3000 Mk II BJ7  O')  ie —Roadster 3000 Mk II BN7/BT7 —Convertible 3000 Mk III 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. 888.760.2267, www. blackbookusa.com • October 2004  27


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Austin-Healey Collecting Thoughts Interior prepared or trimming. J Brakes detailed to concours standard. was—and still needs to be—a lot of hand-fettling to make a car look correct and proper. What advice would you give to someone looking for a Healey at auction? The most crucial and revealing thing on these cars is door and panel gaps. They all sag somewhat, but you can tell the condition of the chassis right there at the door gaps. Sometimes we can shim them a little bit, but if you can find a Healey that has no shims in the hinge area and the doors fit perfectly, you probably have a winner. Austin-Healey Club List • Austin- 888.4AH.CUCA  www.healey.org  Don't worry if the trim and interior appointments have some needs, as they fix up fairly inexpensively. Body and chassis is the main concern—it's the most expensive thing on this car to get right, and not many people can do it. Healeys have weak chassis when compared to the size and weight Healey Club USA  • Austin-Healey Club of America 817.447.7761 www.healeyclub.org • Austin-Healey Sports and Touring Club Regional 717.626.8694 www.austin-healey-stcorg • Austin-Healey Association of Southern California 909.820.4940 www.serve.com/AHCA/ ahcac.ub.htm 28  of the drivetrain in them. You can just barely knick a curb and bend the frame. I would say half of the cars that we restore have some sort of minor damage in the front that needs to be put straight. It's hard to find an absolutely mint, perfect, completely undamaged car. These are low riding cars, and people are afraid Trunk nearly finished. to get under them at auctions. Go ahead, lie down and look at the car from the front. Make sure the two main frame rails are straight and parallel. Lie down alongside the car and check the outriggers, two on each side. Then lie down near the back of the car and check the trunk floor—the battery is in back and the area is very prone to rusting. You can also get a quick indication of the car's condition by checking wheel and fender gaps. If you can open the hood, take a look straight down at the shock tower and the inner A-arm mounts. Mechanicals are important, too—just not as important as body issues. Look for a car that's been restored by someone who's taken the time to sort it out. It's a big advantage if you can ac- Trtple-carb engine properly detailed. tually drive the car. When cold, any big Healey is going to have good oil pressure, maybe 60 psi. But when you get all seven quarts really hot and thin you should still have no less than 25-30 psi at idle. I've had plenty of good-running engines that don't smoke, but as soon as they're hot can drop to near zero. If the pressure is low like that, the engine doesn't have much life left before a full rebuild is necessary. In the end, you want a car that looks like someone who knew what they were doing has worked on it. Chances are if you're buying the 100th Healey someone has restored, you'll get a better put-together car than if you're buying one that is someone's first stab at these English cars.• Completed BN7 ready for its 100mile test drive, a All detaling, and the auction block. Sports Car Market


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Big Healey Model Guide 3000 Series Healeys MODEL Mk I BT7 BN7 Mk II BT7 BN7 BJ7 Mk III BJ8 Phase I 818 Phase II 11/63-5/64 5/64-12/67 vertical vertical 2+2 2+2 2 2 permanent permanent roll-up roll-up walnut/ w/cubby box walnut/ w/o cubby box 1,390 16,322 25315-26704 26705-43026 148 148 5/61-6/62 4/61-6/62 2/62-11/63 vertical vertical vertical 2 2+2 2+2 3 3 2 detaches detaches permanent slide slide roll-up vinyl/ no console vinyl/ no console vinyl/ no console 5,096 355 6,113 13751-19853 13991-18888 17551-25314 132 132 131 3/59-5/61 3/59-5/61 horizontal horizontal 2  2+2 2 2 detaches detaches slide slide vinyl/ no console vinyl/ no console 10,825 2,825 101-13750 186-13734 124 124 BUILD DATE GRILLE BARS  SEATS  CARBS  TOP WINDOWS DASH/CONSOLE  PRODUCTION CHASSIS # HP I 9():?-6 - B./ - oil His (pictured) .,Idc it ilic lull up against wind-wings. Side curtains on 1959-62 BN7  and 1377s lit directly to windchield. Vinyl dash on early cars.  1961 3000 Mk 1 engine.  Horizontal grille, 1959-61 BT/BN7 series. Wood dash on later cars.  October 2004  1967 3000 Mk III engine.  Vertical grille, from 1961 on. 29


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Austin-Healey Ask The Experts The Last Healey The real value your last-imported Healey has is the people it will help you meet ear Experts: Thanks in part to your Healey cheerleading, I recently purchased a wonderful 1967 BJ8 with 65,000 miles showing and good documentation. Shortly after my purchase, I received an e-mail from the president of the international BJ8 registry. He had seen my winning bid on eBay and contacted me after the auction closed with all of the car 's statistics, original equipment list, dates of manufacture, etc. He informed me that my particular car was, in fact, the very last Healey exported to the US., the 19th from the end of production. D There were actually two Healeys exported together on the same day in January 1968, mine (S/N 43007) and one with an earlier serial number (43004), making my car the last one to be shipped stateside. Apparently, another car was later prepared to US. specs and delivered in the UK. It may have been exported later, but absent evidence showing that car made it to the US., my car would claim the prize. So my question is, to what extent, if any, would being the "last" US. Healey affect my car 's value or desirability?—Steve Gizzi, via e-mail Dave Kinney responds: Owning the first or the last of a series certainly carries with it unique bragging rights. Knowing that your Healey was the last one imported to the States? While that's not exactly the same as being the final one built, I'd still say it's cool stuff. Even better, at any car show or concours, you can make a display card for your car that says, "This is the last BJ8 imported to the United States as a new car." No one else can make that claim, and I would expect such a distinction to be worth a premium to the right buyer. Nice BJ8s typically trade in the $28,000-$38,000 range right now (it takes a combination of Monterey madness and beyond-perfect restorations to get into $75k territory), and my advice would be to hold out for top-of-the-price-range money if you decide to sell (assuming your car is in requisite #2 condition). Just don't expect a bump much more than 15-20 percent of the car's value, and that would have to come from a real Healey nut. For starters, it means that your car incorporates all of the running changes that were made throughout production. I would expect your Austin-Healey 3000 to be better, in both some subtle and not-so-subtle ways, from the first ones to arrive on our shores. Over the longer term, it's a lot harder to judge how the hobby will react to a car like yours. A bit of perspective is in order here, as for all practical purposes, collecting cars is only about a 60year-old endeavor, tracing its roots to the imme- 30  The last BJ8 shipped to the States. diate post-World War II era. (That's not to say that people haven't collected things automotive since 1895 or so, it's just that this hobby gained acceptance on a larger scale at about the time all the Baby Boomers were being birthed.) A young hobby needs time to mature, and we are still to this day working out the details of just what matters and what doesn't. A good case in point is the growing trend of so-called "survivor" cars generating huge money and interest, even bringing a premium over fully restored examples of the same marque in some cases. Fifteen years ago it was exactly the opposite, with totally restored, as-new cars being what collectors wanted, and survivors being viewed as restorations-in-waiting. We have also begun to pick up cues about valuation, along with some vocabulary, from the art world. What only a decade ago we would have called "worn out" we now say has "great patina." Provenance? We used to call it "history," and it was almost a throwaway term. To some collectors, patina and provenance are now overriding factors in their automotive purchases, and I expect that as the hobby continues to develop, the importance of a car's "backstory" will only become more important. Among the things that you can expect future buyers to consider are whether the car has been undamaged from new and wears its original paint, if it has spent time in an important collection or was bought new by a famous (or infamous) personality, and production-related is- sues like being the last car imported to the States or the first car built with an overdrive transmission. In some parts of the collector car world these concerns are already valued, but for every collector who wants to own a car with a complete dossier explaining its every nick in the paint and crack in the leather, there are another dozen who just want to drive around in a cool-looking old car like they remember from high school. My advice to any collector is to try and document as much of the history of your car as possible, keep the paperwork in a safe place after making copies of it, and preserve it as well as you would any valuable part of a car. Because it is valuable. Even if your interest in the provenance is just in passing, at some point, it can be an asset to a future owner—and possibly even to your kids (or grandkids), who might someday want to understand these things that occupy such a place of importance in our lives. In the end, the real value your last-imported Healey has is the people it will help you meet, and the concours and shows you will be accepted to. I can't imagine any car show in the world turning down "the last U.S. Healey," and as you go to different shows, you're likely to meet lots of enthusiasts like yourself, and develop some lifelong friendships. If you accept the SCM view that collector cars are often just an excuse for like-minded gearheads to get together, then your car, for that purpose, should be rated very high indeed.• Sports Car Market mom unwompum–Aireimemminowor.511VM --=-21m110.1111111.11111M


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Photos: Christie S Austin-Healey Race Car Profile 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Sports Works Rally Car Few race cars have made such a serious strike for female equality—Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom took an overall victory in the most difficult rally of the time in this Healey by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1959-1964 Number produced: 24(5 were written off, 19 remain) Original list price: Works use only. Pat Moss sold this car used for £1,100 (about $3,000) in 1961. SCM Valuation: $250,000 -$300,100 Tune-up/major service: $400 Distributor cap: $35 Chassis #: tag riveted in left door jamb Engine #: aluminum tag riveted to left front of block Club: Austin-Healey Club USA, 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PAW 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813 Web site: www.healey.org Alternatives: 1962 Mini Cooper S works rally car, 1961-1967 Jaguar E-type vintage racer (not factory lightweight), rally-spec 1965-1967 Sunbeam Tiger SCM Investment Grade: A- Chassis number: HBN7/8446 Engine number: 29D HUH/12161 B ritish Motor Corporation's Austin-Healey marque introduced the new 3000 model in 1959 as an improved version of the 100-Six, with the well-proven, pusluod six-cylinder bored out to nearly 3 liters, and an uprated suspension and disc brakes fitted. From the beginning, the 3000 achieved numerous competition successes both in the hands of private entrants and from works-supported entries alike. The first rally outings for a "Big Healey" in 1959 resulted in a second place overall in the Deutschland Rally, and a second in class in the Coupe des Alpes. In 1960, BMC's competition department prepared a team of special cars to participate in all the major European rallies. The new team cars were ready for action early in the season, with Pat Moss and co-driver Ann Wisdom winning the Coupe des Dames in the Geneva Rally. Their first major international event with the new car was in the Tulip Rally in May, wherein this experienced and skillful combination finished a remarkable eighth overall and first in class. Only a month later, the women competed in the Coupe des Alpes, where driving almost faultlessly in this demanding event resulted in a second overall place, again taking the class win. Amazingly, this result was to be eclipsed some three months later in September, when Moss and Wisdom competed in and won the most grueling of all the European rallies, the Liege-Rome-Liege event. At the end of the 1960 season, the car was sold to Moss, who planned to use it in other events. It was entered into the Mille Miglia in 1961, but for some reason did not start. Moss sold the car to David Friswell of Solihull, England, the following year. The car changed hands a few more times, until it found a long-term home in 1974. When that owner acquired the car, it was still in remarkably original condition, and as a result of his sympathetic restoration, it is considered to be one of the most original of the Austin-Healey works team cars. Sparingly used, recent work has included a complete mechanical rebuild of the engine and gearbox and preparation for use in historic rallying events. An exemplary car with superb provenance and a wonderful competition record, it now awaits a new custodian. 32  The SCM analysis.. This car sold for $323,380, including buyer's commission, at Christie 's London auction, held June 7, 2004. The works competition Big Healeys came in two distinct flavors: track and rally. The track cars were built for speed, endurance and handling, while the rally cars were built for strength, endurance and more endurance. Understand that rallies of that era were different than the "flat-out through the trees for a special stage, and then let the mechanics go through it and rebuild everything" approach we see in professional rallying these days. Liege-Rome-Liege, the event that made this car famous, was a 3,300mile, 96-hour marathon with a single one-hour break. It ran over some of the nastiest mountain roads in France, Italy and what was then Yugoslavia, and a few boring autobahns in Germany. In 1960, the attrition rate was American 1963 Porsche 356 BT6 Carrera 2 Lot #26, SIN 124 651 Condition: 1Sold at $249,652 Arkurial-Breist-Poulain Le Fur; Paris, France; 2/15/2004 SCAf ID# 32561 COMPS 1961 Jaguar HE 51 3.8 vintage racer Lot #96, SIN 850020 Condition: 2+ Sold at $208,260 Bonhams; Chichester, UK; 9/6/2002 SCM ID# 30887 Civil War-brutal: Only 15 of 83 starters made it to the finish. This rally was about survival as much as it was about speed, and the cars were built appropriately. As such, the works-prepared Healey rally cars were about as similar to the street BN7s of the era as the 275 GTB/C Ferrari I discussed last month is to a street GTB. To the uninitiated and the marketing department they looked the same, but that about it. These cars started as a bare frame that was specially reinforced before a single mechanic who oversaw the complete assembly. The body panels Sports Car Market


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There was even a cutout in the bell housing so they could see the clutch—a good idea as it turned out. At one point during Liege-Rome-Liege, a rear main engine seal quit, so the women sprayed the clutch with a fire extinguisher to clear the oil and keep going. STIN  MADE IN ENGLAND EN ORCfRING REPLACEMENTS QUOTE 1 were all aluminum, bulged in the back to clear the larger fiiel tank and twin spare tires, and louvered and vented in front to dump engine heat. The engine was a 150-hp unit using triple two-inch SUs, the transmission used special close-ratio gear sets, and the differential could take some amazing ratios. For Liege-Rome-Liege, Pat Moss chose a London taxi set that gave her a 70-mph redline in fourth, and just 80 mph in overdrive. Though this was not what you 'd call long-legged, it was just the ticket for climbing a steep mountain pass on a lousy road. With the leaf spring rear suspension, axle hop was a huge problem in these cars, so the mechanics added "overriding traction bars" (ask your drag racing buddies) to help keep the wheels on the road The lever-type shock mounts were reinforced and the rear frame modified to allow an extra inch of axle travel. specific car—there is arguably no more important Big Healey extant. It's clear that whoever bought this car knew what they were buying and why they wanted it long before the actual auction. Consider too, that few race cars have made such a serious strike for female equality—Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom took an overall victory in the most difficult rally of the time. (At the awards ceremony, the organizer quipped "Next year, gentlemen, we shall offer a Coupe des Hommes," a reference to the traditional prize given to the top-placing female team at events, the Coupe des Dames.) In today's market it seems that truly special cars often make half again to twice what rational analysis would expect. This was a case of the right car; right place, right time, for the right buyer and a very happy seller (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Pat Moss: In a Stirling Shadow L ong before Lyn St. James had Indy 500 dreams, Pat Moss forged new ground for women in racing. Stirling Moss's younger sister began her motoring career at the age of 18, as a rally navigator for Ken Gregory, her brother's manager. She got behind the wheel in 1953, campaigning a Morris Minor, then drove several other BMC models, including an Austin-Healey BN6 in 1958. The following year she moved into the top rank of rally drivers, piloting Austin-Healey's new 3000 to a string of wins including the Dutch Tulip Rally, the Deutschland Rally, and the fierce Liege-Rome-Liege rally, all with navigator Ann Wisdom in the passenger seat. Moss later moved on to drive Saabs and Lancias, finishing second at San Remo in 1962, second at the East African Safari Rally in 1962, and third at Monte Carlo in 1965. She took the European Championship in 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, and 1965. Moss married fellow rally driver Erik Carlsson ("Mr. Saab") in 1963, and the newlyweds co - lished two years later. It has since been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, and Dutch. While Pat's successful rally career hasn't brought her the acclaim of her Formula One-pedigreed brother, she remains a legend among both rally and Healey fans, as well as a powerful role model for women in motorsports.—Bengt Halvorson• October 2004 33 wrote The Art and Technique of Driving, pub- The completed race car package was a very special piece of kit, and for the intended purpose it was very successful. For years the operating assumption has been that works Healeys were worth about $150,000 when you couldfind someone willing to sell one, as they just don't become available very often. We last saw this car sell in 2002 at the Barrett-Jackson/Coys sale in Monaco for $157,708. That it now sold for over twice that price is evidence that the market has come up some, but thatr not entirely it. I think the price here mostly reflects the provenance of this


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Ferrari Profile 1952 212 Inter Berlinetta Once described in a magazine as the world's most beautiful Ferrari, the 212 was somewhat unfairly known in my neck of the woods as the world's ugliest by Steve Ahlgnm DETAILS Years produced: 1951-1952 Number produced: 84 Original list price: approx. $9,500 for U.S. delivery ; $4,800 in Europe SCM Valuation: S225,000-$300,000 Tune-up/major service: $3,000 Distributor cap: $175 (reproduction) Chassis #: side frame rail towards the front of the engine Engine #: right side of engine near the rear Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1951-1954 Jaguar XK120 coupe, 1947-1953 Maserati A6GCS, 1950-1952 Ferrari 195 Inter SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 02 I 5EL Engine number: 0193EL W hatever the chosen medium, artists' earliest works are always among their most desired and sought after. Artist-in-metal Enzo Ferrari is a case in point, all the more so because his first cars were bespoke, and differences between race winners and those built for road use were often minimal. Introduced in 1951, the 212 Inter was directly descended from the very first Ferrari ofjust four years previous. For this, the final model of Ferrari's first series, Gioacchino Colombo's versatile V12 was enlarged to 2562 cc, with a commensurate increase in maximum power to 150 hp in road trim. With a top speed of 120 mph, and race-bred handling, the tipo 212 was among the quickest road cars of its day. Customers chose their own coachbuilder, many favoring the top Italian studio Touring of Milan, whose advanced Superleggera method of body construction combined lightness and strength in equal measure. The coachwork of chassis number 0215EL is clearly inspired by that of the Touring-bodied Le Mans cars of the period. One of only 80 Ferrari 212 Inters made, the car on offer here was ordered new with a three-carburetor engine. It was sold by Jacques Swaters' Garage Francorchamps to Belgian Andre Meert, who raced the car regularly, achieving a third place finish in the 1953 Coupe de Spa. Meert is known to have purchased a Ferrari 250 GT cabriolet in 1957, so it seems likely that he sold 0215EL at that time. In 1968, the car was sold to Dutch collector Paul F. Schouwenburg, who replaced the engine block following frost damage. By the early 1970s the car came to be owned by another well-known collector, Italian Adolfo Celli. By the end of the decade it passed into the hands of Angelo Gatti, and then to collector Guido Ferrari in Reggio Emilia. Throughout the 1980s the car made regular appearances in the Mine Miglia retrospective, the last being in 1989. Finished in Rosso Corsa with unrestored black leather interior, 0215EL is presented in good cosmetic shape and excellent mechanical condition. 34  This is a rare opportunity to acquire a most stylish, coachbuilt early Ferrari with competition history that is eligible for a wide range of prestigious historic motor sport events. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $353,335 at Bonhams ' Monaco auction, held on March 15, 2004. Those last words of the auction catalog description are the real key here, as this car 's biggest virtue is not what it is, but where it will get you. The growing popularity of vintage rallying and historic racing has changed the market for early Ferraris. Once unloved, even the most pedestrian model will get you into most of the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export convertible Lot #110, S/N 0106E Condition: 2+ Sold at $465,660 Bonhams; Chichester, Sussex, UK; 9/6/2002 SCM ID# 30891 1954 Ferrari 250 GT Europa Lot #93,5/N 0349EU Condition: 2Sold at S330,000 RM Auctions; Phoenix, AZ; 1/18/2002 SCM ID# 27048 prestigious events today. And i f the car is historically important, extremely attractive, or has a competition history, it won't just secure your entry, it will get you invited. The car pictured here is one of those that can open the right doors. A study of early Ferraris is more a study of individual cars than model types. In the first six years of Ferrari production there were about 200 cars built and almost every one of them was unique in some way. Cars manufactured specifically for competition were normally assigned even serial numbers, while the cars built for touring duty were assigned odd ones. There were two substantially different engine types: the more common Colombo and the big Lampredi. Those were built in several different displacements and were available in various states of tune. There was also an incredible selection of coachwork produced by a handful of small artisan coachbuilders, making for a dizzying array of cars that takes a serial Sports Car Market


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number scorecard and a true marque expert to keep straight. The 212 probably isn't the first model most enthusiasts think of when dreaming of desirable Ferraris; in fact, it probably doesn't even make most people's top five. Many enthusiasts have never seen one in person and others may have seen one without realizing what they were looking at. Positioned at the end of a series that includes the 166s and 195s, but before the famous 250s, the 212s are overshadowed by the earlier cars' historical importance to the marque, and the later model's amazing accomplishments. My first experience with a 212 was a Vignale-bodied coupe from Florida. It had double bumpers, way too much chrome and was downright gaudy. Once described in a magazine as the world's most beautiful Ferrari, it was somewhat unfairly known in my neck of the woods as the world's ugliest. For years! thought this car was what all 212s looked like and had little desire to see another But a few years ago I was at the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, FL, when Jeff Fisher debuted his freshly restored 212 Vignale Spyder, S/N 0090E. Its silhouette resembled the gorgeous 166 barchetta but featured a tasteful amount of Vignale gingerbread. The car was downright breathtaking and opened my mind to how wonderful a 212 could be. The car went on to win a number of awards, including Most Elegant Sports Car at the 2002 Pebble Beach Concours d 'Elegance. Our subject 212 sits a lot closer to the middle of these two extremes. Even though it carries an odd (i.e., street car) serial number, the car was used in competition and managed a show position in a race with an impressive sounding name. This result assures entry to most historic events, but this single notable finish is far from an impressive competition provenance. The car does have a well-documented history, but unfortunately this includes replacing the original block, which is not good. And though this Touring-bodied 212 Inter has attractive lines, it not a particularly memorable design. We saw this car sell previously at the Brooks Monaco sale in 1999 for $225,039. That purchaser spruced it up some, updated the mechanicals, and got it featured in an Italian magazine before consigning it in Monaco. He should be pleased, as the $350,000 paid there is top dollar for a 212 that doesn't have "barchetta" in its name. Even so, we understand that the Italian collector who bought 0215EL lives close to most of the big European driving events, where this car will be more than welcome. That he bid 50 percent more than the car sold forjust a few years earlier can simply be considered a supplementary entry fee. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership October 2004  35


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Ferrari's Little Brother: Tracing Maserati To Today Like the "deus ex macchina" in the final act of a Verdi opera, Ferrari descended from the heavens to breathe new life into the Maserati Trident Maserati Quattroporte: Free for Italian government officials, $101k for the rest of us. ike Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, whose deteriorating body was kept on life support for years, Maserati was near death for over four decades. Its last real successes came in the late 1950s when it won the Formula 1 championship with Fangio in the 250F. Following that, it's been a long, painful decline. L Perhaps the low point came in 1968, when this proud marque was purchased by Citroen and suffered the indignity of having its Italian body stuffed with Gallic hydraulics, all the while receiving no mass marketing support. Perhaps realizing that croissants and crostini would never make a good meal, in 1975 Citroen sold Maserati, which promptly went into receivership. OUT OF THE FRYING PAN... Enter Alejandro De Tomaso, described charitably as a charming entrepreneur (but more often as a top-level rip-off artist), who took control of not only Maserati, but also Moto Guzzi, Benelli, and Innocenti. He had previously also owned both Ghia and Vignale, as well. Part of De Tomaso's deal was a pledge to the Italian government to increase production numbers to expand employment, a promise that gave birth to the sad Biturbo. Maserati put at least three of its four wheels, and the spare, into the grave with this model, a car best known for setting fire to itself at the least provocation. There is no such thing as a good Biturbo, only those that are parts cars and those that should be parts cars. Adding to the confusion, shortly thereafter Chrysler and Maserati got together to build the short-lived Chrysler TC by Maserati, an arrangement that produced just 7,300 cars (which was perhaps 7,299 too many). This endeavor was rooted more than just a little in the friendship between the charismatic (con) men in charge of the two companies, Lee Iacocca and De Tomaso. Iaccoca once said that De Tomaso was the worst plant manager he ever saw, but wished he had a dozen negotiators just like him. As a result of De Tomaso's brilliant skills, Chrysler purchased 16 percent of Maserati and provided new manufacturing equipment to build the ill-fated Chrysler LeBaron-esque TC. As De Tomaso had already bamboozled the Italian government, apparently it was now Chrysler's turn. 36  ENTER FERRARI Eventually, he would even con Fiat. Yes, the Maserati story has a "happy" ending, as unlike Franco, who was finally allowed to die on November 20, 1975, Fiat purchased 49 percent of Maserati in January 1990. (De Tomaso suffered a massive stroke during the negotiations, never fully recovered, and died on May 21, 2003.) The Italian auto conglomerate purchased the final 51 percent in May of 1993, and in 1997 Fiat turned Maserati over to Ferrari. And like the deus ex macchina in the final act of a Verdi opera, so Ferrari descended from the heavens to breathe new life into the Maserati Trident. Ferrari spent a much-needed $200 million upgrading the 66-year-old factory in Modena where all Maseratis are built today. Utilizing the talents of the Ferrari group, and its driveline and suspensions as well, the Maserati 3200GT coupe was born in 1998. Stylish though imperfectly constructed (in keeping with the Maserati tradition, of course), it gave Ferrari an "entry-level" Italian exotic. The 3200GT used an all-new chassis and Giugiaro-designed body, and was powered by a "new" turbocharged engine, which was really an evolution of existing designs. But, alas we would have to wait four more years for Maserati's return to the United States, as the 3200GT was never Federalized for import. WELCOME BACK The first new Maser designed for sale in the U.S. was the Spyder, a two-seat convertible that debuted at the Frankfurt auto show in late 2001. Despite a design based heavily on the 3200GT coupe, the chassis featured a 220-mm shorter wheelbase and was strengthened to compensate for the loss of the roof. The engine was a completely new unit, developed and built by Ferrari at Maranello and aimed in large part at the U.S. market. A naturally aspirated 4,244-cc V8 with four valves per cylinder and variable valve timing on the inlet valves, it produced 390 hp at 7,000 rpms. A revised version of the 32000T, now just called the Maserati Coupe, was introduced at the 2002 Detroit auto show and went on sale alongside the Sypder later that year, both in the U.S. and abroad. With the same new Sports Car Market


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The Coupe was well received, and other than an optional Fl paddleshifting mechanism that was both recalcitrant and confused, and often couldn't decide what gear to go into, the Coupe offered a lot of Italian exotic at a reasonable cost, in the mid-$80,000s out the door. The Spyder, priced in the high $80,000s, was not as well received, for in addition to the "what-gear-am-I-in" shifter, it added substantial cowl shake and a soft-top that fluttered at speed due to a soft rear window. mechanical components as the Spyder, including a rear-mounted transaxle and the 4.2-liter V8, the Coupe boasted a rear seat space that is actually usable for children or non-claustrophobic adults. For 2003 the Fl transaxle was updated in both models, which took it from bad to tolerable, the cowl shake problems on the Spyders were improved, and a hard glass rear window resolved the flapping soft top issues. FINALLY A PLAYER This model year, updates to the Coupe and Spyder were minimal, as Maserati has focused on the introduction of the new Quattroporte, available in Europe mid-year, and due to arrive in the U.S. in the first week of September. The Quattroporte has a list price of $101,150, and is available with a long list of extras such as a sports package, heated seats and rear picnic tables. It shares the same 4.2-liter V8 as its two-door siblings and carries a curvy Italian shape. Marketed against the Mercedes S-Class and the BMW 7-series, the Quattroporte is certainly a better-looking alternative, though it suffers from having no "real" automatic, being graced only with the dreaded Fl-esque paddle-shifter. In a Machiavellian marketing move, Maserati has given Quattroportes to Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, president Carlo Azeglia Ciampi, and several other members of the Italian Parliament, giving Maserati substantial free press, and proving that in their hearts, the Italian politicos have the same ethical standards as automotive journalists all over the world. Which is to say, low ones. But for Maserati to take its proper place in North America and for the Quattroporte to be taken seriously as a viable alternative to an S-Class, 7-series, or even a Jaguar XJ, it needs two things. First, Maserati should install a modem, stare-of-the-art "pure" automatic transmission (the rear mounted transaxle in the Cadillac XLR comes to mind, as after all, GM and Fiat did form a partnership to help reduce costs by cross-sharing parts). Second, a competitive lease rate is necessary, as cars in this market segment are considered three-year throwaways. A 36- to 42-month lease at under $1,200 per month is a must to ensure the rebirth of one of the greatest names in automotive history. EXOTIC NEWBIES START HERE Maseratis are sold only through "authorized" Ferrari dealers, and in yet another Machiavellian move, dealers worldwide are "given" Maseratis at a ratio of about two Masers to each Ferrari in their allocation. So while Ferraris normally sell for over the window sticker price, Maseratis are usually discounted due to this inventory surplus, offering the Maserati buyer a state-of-the-art Italian exotic at a "friendly" price. This means you can generally get a new Maser for about half the price of those other red cars in the dealer's showroom, and these new Maseratis certainly offer more than half the enjoyment of a Ferrari. Despite all their shortcomings, the new Masers are the best Maseratis ever built. (Khamsin, Kyalami and Mistral owners form a line to the right to register your complaints.) They are a perfect first-time Italian exotic for the newbie (so long as you get the manual gearbox), with a warranty and the right looks and sounds. Acceleration, braking and handling are generally good enough. And the marque, despite all odds, still carries a certain mystique. So if you're thinking you'd like to own a Ferrari, but aren't quite sure what the game is all about, a Maserati might be right for your garage. Just think of it as a "Ferrari Lite."• October 2004 RIMS GARAGE Pnsautsforyourgarage Car Care for the Perfectionist' Call us at 800-345-5789 or visit us online at www.griotsgarage.com


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English Profile 1968 Riley Elf Mk III The Elf was designed to appeal to older "Buick and Oldsmobile" customers, with a miniature vertical grille, leather interior and a strange projecting trunk that pretty much ruined the Mini's perfectly cute lines by Paul Duchene DETAILS Years produced: 1961-1969 Number produced: 59,367 Original list price: approx. $1,565 SCM Valuation: $7,000-$9,000 Tune up/major service: $100 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis #: on the firewall to the left of radiator shroud Engine #: front of block below temperature sender Club: The Riley Motor Club, 154 Cot Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 958, U.K. Web site: www.rileymotorclub.org Alternatives: 1959-1969 Austin/Morris Mini, 1957-1971 Fiat 500, 1954-1962 Nash Metropolitan Sal Investment Grade: D COMPS 1960 Riley 1.5 Road Rally Lot #65,5/N RHSRI19600 Condition: 3+ Sold at $5,066 Chassis number: R-A2S3-1148006A Engine number: 99H-141-H12102 A 38  luxury Mini blessed with marginally greater trunk space and an improved interior, the Riley Elf (along with its Wolseley Hornet stablemate) debuted in 1961, the duo being differentiated by contrasting chromed grilles in each marque's traditional style and the presence of a full-width wood veneer dashboard in the Elf. Dating from the penultimate year of production, this right-hand-drive example was supplied new in the U.K. by Elliot Brothers of Bideford, Devon. Its current mileage is 36,284, and the car is finished in turquoise with matching leather interior. This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the Mini's more-desirable, less-often-encountered variants in excellent, well-preserved, original condition. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $6,755, including buyer's premium, at Bonham :c Geneva auction held on March 8, 2004. The 1968 Riley Elf Mark III represents the tail end of BMC's 1960s "badge engineering," wherein a half-dozen famous British names were reduced to different grills slapped on average family cars. By 1970, most were gone, including the Ell It had seen its genesis in 1961, when BMC was looking to expand the market for its tiny, front-wheel-drive, family car, the Austin and Morris Mini. The Mini had been on the market for two years and variants like light commercial vans, pick-ups and "woody" wagons were in production, but BMC wanted to go up-market with its down-market runabout. The Elf was designed to appeal to older "Buick and Oldsmobile" customers, with a miniature vertical grille, leather interior and a strange projecting trunk that pretty much ruined the Mini's perfectly cute lines. Unsurprisingly, the cars were only produced in relatively small numbers until the newly formed British Leyland Corporation redesigned the Mini in I969—and didn't invite the adults to the party. It hard for Americans to grasp how the Mini phenomenon spanned every strata of British society in the 1960s. Radford conversions had basket-weave panels, sunroofs and reclining seats and carried John Lennon, Peter Sellers and Peter Ustinov around Swinging London. The Sprints were chopped, nosed and decked with leaded-in seams and had ferocious Speedwell-treated engines. Ogle and Jem both made bizarre fiberglass coupes for your Mini running gear—as if anybody needed less space than a standard Mini offered. The Elf (and the nearly identical Wolseley Hornet) was simply the "aunty" version, and perhaps its biggest interest lay in the availability of some bizarre Easter egg colors. The Mk I is the rarest model with Sports Car Market H&H Auctions; Derbyshire, UK; 4/9/2003 SCM ID# 30918 1966 Mini Cooper Lot #108,5/N AiG(NNAMMBD031500 Condition: 3+ Said at $7,750 Collector Cars International; Bronson, MO; 4/25/2003 SCM ID# 30959


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only about 3,000 sold, but these are very basic cars with feeble 848-cc engines, sliding windows, long wobbly gear shifis, "crash" first gears, and more fragile CV joints than the later cars. The Mk II came along in January 1963 and it received the hydrolastic suspension in September 1964, replacing the "rubber balls" of the originals. The Mk II engine was boosted to 998 cc, generating 38 hp and raising the top speed to 77 mph. October 1966 brought the Mk III, with windup windows, remote gear shifter, fresh air vents in the dash, internal door hinges, and revised door handles. An automatic transmission was offered beginning in October 1967, and the manual transmission finally got full synchromesh gears in August 1968. The last Elf was made a year later, in August 1969. Elf production accounted for only 30,912 cars over eight years (with Wolseley Hornets slightly behind at 28,455). By comparison a total of 5,387,862 Minis had been sold around the world when the car was finally discontinued in 2001. If you want to stand out in a Mini crowd, owning one of these oddball derivatives would be the way to do it. But from a collecting standpoint neither Elf nor Hornet make a lot of sense. They were far from common, and as they're an elaborate variation on a cheap car, values will never support restorations. Many parts are exclusive, and grills and front clips, trunks and rear fenders are horribly expensive or just unobtainable. And when it comes time to sell, it's guaranteed you'll have considerably more difficulty moving your Elf than you would the equivalent Mini. As with the Mini, rust is pervasive and can be terminal. Any car coming from England had better be very closely examined there—frankly, it's worth the air ticket to check it out yourself Sills are load bearing, so rust there is a deal-breaker Be sure to check the footwells too. Externally, rust appears around the seams, ahead of the doors and under the headlights. Thanks to oil leaking from the engine onto the front subframe (a standard factory feature), it is less prone to rusting than the rear subframe, 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying, Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com /7 4. 1 4t 1960 Porsche 356 B Roadster Red / Tan Leather Well-restored, #s match Porsche heritage docs, proper tool kit $73,500 1994 Jaguar XJ220 Spa Silver / Smoke Leather, 500 HP 3.5 Litre Twin Turbo, Car No 178 of approx 225 $249.000 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Deluxe Red / Grey Interior, piped dark red, strong A-Bristol motor $69,500 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Medium Red / Black Interior, 4-speed, AM Radio, chrome wheels, refinished 539,900 October 2004  Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. 3 XKSS In Production Tempero has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: Short Nose D-Type C Type Lightweight E-Type X.113 Lister Costin 39 14110e.;12 -103/4, aNie) $295,000 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet Burgundy/Saddle, Complete professional restoration by reknown Kienle VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF M 11 r c)  ffrligg e  S  INC but both are a pain to replace. The gearbox and engine share the same oil, in a common sump, which does neither unit any good. When you drive a prospective purchase, listen for weak synchros and gear noise in second and third. Test the CV joints by turning hard left or right at low speed and listen for the telltale crunk-crunk-crunk. Avoid any automatics, as nobody can fix them in the U.S. (which is why you never see Austin Americas on the road). If you're intent on finding a good example to import, Elves and Hornets were also assembled in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, where the climate is more forgiving and strange variations exist. I've even seen a South African Hornet without the piggyback trunk. A closer hunting ground exists in Victoria, BC, Canada. Not only does it have a mild climate, but it one of the top retirement destinations for British civil servants around the world. As the Canadians say, Victoria is the place where old people go to visit their parents, so there are likely some little-old-lady-owned specials to be found there. Because Elves were only built through 1969, any car you do find will be a genuine '60s car; with no worry of it being a bogus late-model car smuggled into the U.S. with false papers, like so many Minis. (Any Mini with squared-off grill corners or square taillights is a '69 or newer; no matter what its registration says.) If your Elfisn't rusty, you '11 be surprised how many upgrades you can make using pieces from later Minis. The chances of finding a lefi-hand drive model are nearly nil, but you can switch one over easily enough if you're so motivated. Better to just enjoy driving it from the "wrong" side of the cabin. With the same diminutive size and go-kart-like handling of the original Mini, Elves are great fun as either city cars or vintage racers. As most nice Minis trade in the $9,500-$15,000 range, I'd have to say the car pictured here was well bought. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 salesPtemperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com r. I • I  A s: y., „t IMAR1 To FiNISII Long N DAILY Eli V


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1965 Giulia TI Although collectible 1960s Alfas are known primarily as sleek spiders and elegant coupes, those in the know will tell you the blandly styled "square-rigged" sedans are the most fun to drive by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced: 1962-1967 Number produced: 71,148 Original list price: $2,927 SCA4 Valuation: $4,500-57,500 Tune-up/major service: $275 Distributor cap: $18 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: stamped on boss right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 Web site: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1963-1973 Lancia Fulvia berlina, 1962-1967 Chevrolet Nova SCM Investment Grade: C. COMPS A It's lived its whole life in California and Arizona and it is rust-free. There appears to be no large body damage or repairs. The paint is in the original color, but has been re-sprayed sometime in the past and is getting rather thin in several places. Also, the rear bumper has some pitting and should be re-chromed. It looks fine for a driver, but the paint and chrome could be improved. s described by the seller on eBay Motors: This '65 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI is very original and unmolested. For a 40-year-old car, it is in great condition. It idles, runs and drives well. It also looks very nice. ther of the sportier body styles. The additional weight over the rear end of the berlina plants its live axle better during cornering, and neither the coupe nor spider can beat it for pure "tossability" on a winding road. It has a 1,600-cc engine, single carburetor, as original. The engine had a rebuild in the last few years and is healthy. The five-speed tranny shifts smoothly with no grinding and stays in gear. The brakes are good and the engine runs cool. Tires are period correct for the car and in good condition with lots of tread left. The car is reliable enough to use as a daily driver, though the speedo does not work. I have an NOS replacement that goes with the car. Actual mileage is unknown. The SCM analysis: This car was sold for $6,500 on eBay Motors on July 18, 2004, when the auction (#2484982020) was ended using the "Buy It Now" option. The Giulia TI berlina (TI for Tourismo International, and berlina for four-door sedan) was introduced in 1962, replacing the Giulietta-based, 101 series Giulia as the first model on Alfa Romeo's new 105 series chassis. This platform would provide the basis of the superb line of small Alfas for the following 13 years, most notably the Duetto and the GTV: While the sleek spiders and elegant coupes of this era are undoubtedly the best known and most desirable to collectors, those in the know will tell you the blandly styled "square-rigged" sedans are the Alfas that are the most fun to drive. Why? Because you get the legendary twin-cam four and slick five-speed gearbox, but in a package that's better balanced than ei- 40  However; looks are not a strong point of any Alfa sedan of the period, and this one is no exception. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it's hard to imagine anyone calling the Giulia TI "attractive." The best that can be said here is that the car is brutally functional, and unlike its stablemates, the berlina does provide room for four real adults and their luggage. While it may have looked like a brick on wheels, scientific measurement of the aerodynamics told a different story. 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Lot #755, S/N AK344292 Condition: 4 Not Sold at $5,600 Silver ; Fountain Hills, AZ ; 1/16/2004 SCA ID# 32152 1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate Lot #350,5/N 1ARBA5640K1063261 Condition: 3 Sold at $5,880 Silver Auctions; Fort McDowell, AZ; 1/16/2004 SCM ID# 32138 Careful attention to the shaping of the fenders, wheel openings, windows, roof and trunk lid resulted in an impressive drag coefficient of 0.33. This was not only better than the shapelier Alfas of the period, but it wasn't matched by a production sedan until the Audi 5000 of the late 1970s. The wind-cheating lines of the berlina contributed greatly to the success of the TI's racing variant, the legendary TI Super Just 501 of these factory hot rods were built between 1963-1964, with a 155-hp, dual-carb engine and four-wheel disc brakes. They were potent racing weapons and spawned the most desirable regular production variant of the Giulia sedans, the twin-carb Giulia Super of 1965-1972, a cult car if there ever was one. The car pictured here, however is the initial and basic single-carb verSports Car Market


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sion, with just 104 horsepower Its ribbon speedometer and steering wheel horn ring are dowdy compared to round instruments of the later Super Originally built with its five-speed shifter on the column, our feature car has at least been converted to the laterfloor shift. As in every Italian car of this period, the amount of rust in the floor panels, trunk, suspension and rear axle mounting points are the key to its viability. Since these cars will rust anywhere that's not a desert, and there is no economic sense in "restoring" a berlina (unless it is one of the TI Supers, and even then you'd best start with a darn nice car), it is likely that you will find either poorly executed patch panels or just the typical large holes in many cars. Mechanically, the twin-cam engine is robust, with its only bad habit a tendency toward having weak head gaskets. Pre-1967 cars are equipped with corrosion-prone Dunlop brakes, though many of these have already been converted to the better, later ATE braking system. The gearbox, while slick, can suffer from worn second-gear synchros (you quickly get used to skipping the one-two shift when the transmission is cold) and in more severe situations this can even cause the gear lever to pop out of engagement. Interior trim is difficult to obtain, with most of the reproduction kits being made for the more popular coupes and spiders. The quality of the original vinyl was quite good, and generally the weakest part of the seats is the stitching and foam padding, which dries out. (Both of these problems are easily rectified) Alfa sedans suffer from the same dash top cracking as their more sporting siblings, and often from the indignities of extra holes cut into the doors and kick panels for aftermarket stereo speakers. This car looks to be in good condition, and the seller has specifically addressed the two biggest potential issues in the description, overheating from a blown head gasket and a worn gearbox. I would have liked to see the seller fix the speedometer before unloading the cal; especially considering that he already had the part. Even so, the price paid here seems about right, with the more potent Giulia Super listed in the SCM Price Guide at $8,000-10,000 and the ultimate TI Super at $15,000-20,000. For about half the cost of a new Honda Civic sedan, this Alfa's new owner gets a similarly practical, vintage fourdoor and the right to say he drives a sporting Italian automobile from a legendary automaker Not a bad deal in my book (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Antique Automobile Insurance Agency J.C. Taylor 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) www.jctayloncom October 2004 41


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1948 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet Cisitalias are one of those odd exceptions to the "top goes down, price goes up" rule, and in this case the coupe is actually the preferred model by Ed Godshalk DETAILS Years produced: 1948-1951 Number produced: approx. 60 convertibles Original list price: $6,800 SCM Valuation: 560,000-5100,000 Tune-up/major service: 5300-5500 Distributor tap: $75 Chassis #: front transverse leaf-spring upper bracket Engine #: upper right front corner, and upper-middle of left side of engine block Club: the author is starting the Cisitalio Owners Club of North America ; contact him at www.cisitalia.net Alternatives: 1946-1950 Maserati A61500, 1951-1952 Ferrari 212 Inter, 1948-1950 Abarth 205A SCM Investment Grade: A Chassis number: 101 Engine number: 012 A talented "gentleman driver" and owner of the sports equipment concern Consorzio lndustriale Sportiva Italia—or Cisitalia, as it was known—Piero Dusio recognized that post-war Italy would have a thirst for motor racing. He conceived of a one-make series to quench the pent-up demand of both drivers and spectators, based around the ubiquitous Fiat 1100 engine. The single-seat Cisitalia D-46 was arguably the first space-frame racing car. It carried Fiat suspension components and was powered by a reworked version of the 1100 that made 60 horsepower. But Dusio saw that a sports racing car would present an even greater opportunity, so he created a two-seater from the same basic design. This was the 202, prepared for the 1947 Mille Miglia and driven to a second place finish by Tazio Nuvolari. A variety of bodies were created for the 202 by several local coachbuilders including Colli, Vignale, Pinin Farina and Stabilimenti Farina. Most of the output of some 170 cars bore Gran Sport berlinetta coachwork by Pinin Farina, a milestone aerodynamic design that was chosen by the Museum of Modem Art in New York City as part of its permanent collection. But 17 of the chassis were bodied by Carrozzeria Vignale as cabriolets, one of which is offered here. As with so many coachbuilt cars, it contains some unique aspects, including the one-piece, curved glass windscreen and subtly lower hood line and driving position. Owned by a dedicated Italian collector for nearly three decades until the mid-1990s, it has been lovingly preserved and is especially well equipped, with wire wheels, the original Condor Ultraplat radio and dual Weber carburetors. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $88,599 at the Bonhams' Monaco auction held on March 15, 2004. As a new generation of affluent collectors becomes more seasoned they are moving beyond the Holy Trinity of Alfa Romeo, Bugatti and Ferrari, and seeking out other milestone cars. The Cisitalia 202 has become one of the cars on the new must-have list due to its significant place in history. The Cisitalia 202 forms a bridge between pre- and post-war sports car design. It set the Italian school of automotive design in motion by unifr- 42  ing the passenger cabin, fenders, trunk and engine compartment into a single organic piece. Indeed, the first Ferrari coupes and the Lancia Aurelia GT are direct descendants of this masterpiece. The cabriolet is actually the lessdesirable 202 body style. Cisitalias are one of those odd exceptions to the "top goes down, price goes up" rule, with the coupe being the preferred model. This is because the coupe is generally recognized as Pinin Farina's masterpiece, and since the coupes were raced in the Mille Miglia they are eligible for the modern version of this event. To rub a little more salt in the wounds of Cisitalia cabriolet owners, their cars are probably not as rare as popular legend has it. For some unknown reason most references on the marque state that 153 coupes and 17 cabriolets were produced, but this is .41...4 "MI giPir kcal' COMPS 1950 Cisitalia 202 cabriolet Lot #65, S/N 202 118 238 Condition: 4 Sold at $30,624 Barrett-Jackson/Coys; Monaco; 5/17/2002 SCM ID# 28359 1952 Cisitalia Nuvolari spyder Lot #253, S/N SC 01 Condition: 3+ Sold at $93,810 Bonhams; Monaco; 5/26/2003 SCM ID# 31207 incorrect. Nino Balestra, the recognized authority on Cisitalias, believes that about 100 coupes and 60 cabriolets were produced; he has recorded at least 34 surviving cabriolets and 51 coupes. Pinin Farina created the .first cabriolet (S/N 021) in 1948, but turned production over to both Farina and, to a lesser extent, Vignale. Both models transitioned from having two-piece windshields to curved, one-piece units beginning around chassis 100, and one reference credits the car pictured here as the first example to carry the curved windshield Novice collectors are often confused by the fact that a Fiat 102-series engine block forms the basis of the high-performance engine in the Cisitalia, and that some Fiat components are used in its suspension system. But calling a 202 a "pretty Fiat" is like calling a Lotus Elite a roadworthy fire pump, since the robust Coventry Climax fire pump motor formed the basis Sports Car Market


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THIS IS 1936 of its powerplant. The truth is that Cisitalia was simply too small a company to create a custom block and the Fiat unit was readily available. While the auction catalog lists the engine number of this car as "012," records indicate that this car should carry engine number 112, so this may simply be a misprint. It is very desirable to have a correct Cisitalia motor since they are incredibly rare, selling anywhere from $20k to over $30k depending upon power output and originality. The Cistialia motors carried such high performance items as a billet cranlcshafi, forged connecting rods, high compression pistons, and dry sump lubrication. For reliability there was no fan belt—both the generator and water pump were gear-driven. Power output for the road cars was 55 to 65 horsepower depending on whether one or two Webers were fitted. An even higher state of tune was available with the special order Mille Miglia "MM"-series motor that had a 9.8:1 compression ratio and a magneto. A multi-tube frame provided a rigid chassis and precise handling, and it worth noting that this revolutionary design presaged the Birdcage Maserati by several years. The 202 had good performance due to its low weight (about 1,700 pounds) and excellent aerodynamics. The coupe's streamlined body allowed a top speed of somewhere around 90 to 100 mph, while the cabriolet was a bit slower To modern readers these may sound like modest performance figures, but consider that the 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport two-door coupe was 90 hp, weighed about 3,000 pounds, and had a typical top speed of 96 mph. The 1948 single-carburetor Ferrari 166 Sport coupe made 89 hp, weighed 2,000 pounds., and did all of 93 mph. With the limited supply of Cisitalias out there, we're beginning to see an upward pressure on prices. Complete examples in running condition that need restoration should rise in value from their current $60k to $ 100k range, as the better examples are snapped up and restored To wit: Both the Miles Collier Collection and the Petersen Museum have restored 202 coupes to Pebble Beach standards recently. Expect to see coupes worth $125k-$200k and cabriolets fetching $100k-$175k in five years. If the buyer of this car was looking specifically for a cabriolet then he should be ecstatic, since they rarely come along, particularly in usable condition. I have personally seen only a few cabriolets in my 20 years of involvement with the marque, which includes owning one cabriolet and two coupes. I know of at most, six cabriolets in North America. One of them was so decrepit that it had to be moved on pallets when its restoration began, and in the end the costs were astronomical, on the order offour times what the car pictured here sold for Similarly, I've seen a restoration on a 202 coupe with major body damage and motor issues triple the price of this car So if this example was indeed "lovingly preserved" and has the correct engine and no serious problems with the body or chassis, mark this one firmly in the "well bought" column. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• October 2004 CUPID! (C u s tom) What if Figoni et Falaschi had created the Cord? That is what one of our clients asLed us. We are creating the answer. The Guild will ladle projects rang ing from historical preservation , Concours restoration and coachLuikling to desig ning entirel y new pieces of automotive art. CUP staff of over thirt y professional restorers and custom kidders has devoted their lives to the continuation of the automokle as an and g leefull y accept any new challenge. If you would li[e to challenge them, call. We look forward to hearing from you. The Guild of Automotive Tel: 905-775-0499 ive _es.orers email: cars@guildclassiccars.com www.guildclassiccars.com


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German Profile 2002 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Electronic gadgetry in late-model Mercedes has recently taken its toll—the latest J.D. Power numbers finds Mercedes lagging behind such stalwart marques as Hyundai and Mercury by Mark Lieberman DETAILS Years produced: 2001-2005 Number produced: still in production Original list price: 99,500 SCM Valuation: $70,000-$75,000 Chassis -ft: driver's side windshield in door jamb Engine #: passenger side block, below head Tune-up/major service: S2,800 Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909-2872 Web site www.mbca.org Alternatives: 2004 BMW 645 Ci coupe, 20032004 Jaguar XKR coupe, 1997-2001 Ferrari 550 Maranello 5CM Investment Grade: D+ COMPS Chassis number: WDBPJ73J52A018773 W seconds. The CL55 AMG on offer here is the "Designo Espresso" edition, a special color/trim package which includes Mocha Black Metallic paint, Light Brown Napa leather interior trim, cabinet-maker finished and assembled Brown Poplar interior wood trim and Designo Espresso floor mats. It has accumulated only 17,200 miles from new and is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, new Pirelli P-Zero tires, a sunroof and xenon headlamps. Replacement cost as presented is nearly $130,000. There is a waiting list for a new CL55 AMG but there is no wait needed to own this fine and virtually new example. 44  hen Mercedes-Benz set out to build the finest sports coupe in the world they came up with the CL500 and its V I2-powered sibling, the CL600. Beautifully designed, meticulously constructed, breathtakingly fast, and technology laden, the CL-Class became the aspirational goal for drivers seeking the optimum in luxury and performance. That would be enough for most manufacturers, but Mercedes-Benz gave the CL500 to AMG for its tender ministrations and a genuine supercar—wrapped in ample and luxurious surroundings—came into being. Prodigious power is an AMG trademark and the 5,439-cc MercedesBenz V8 was completely rebuilt to cope with an intercooled supercharger, which boosted horsepower to 493 at 6,100 rpm and 516 lb-ft of torque available anywhere from 2,750 rpm to 4,000 rpm. To make the driving experience both convenient and sporting, AMG enhanced the electronically controlled five-speed automatic's control with "Touch Shift," allowing manual gear changes with the shift lever or steering wheel-mounted switches. The chassis incorporates a full range of electronic handling aids including Electronic Stability Program, Automatic Slip Control and Active Body Control, which counteracts body roll in cornering as well as squat and dive under acceleration and braking. Braking wasn't overlooked, as the CL55 AMG has dual-circuit discs with eight-piston calipers on the front and four-piston calipers on the rear, with electronic proportioning to compensate for different load and driving conditions. It's one heck of a way to get from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.6 The SCM analysis: This car sold for $70,400, including buyer 's premium, at RM's Amelia Island sale, held on March 13, 2004. With its nearly-500 horsepower and gaggle of electronic driving aids, the CL55 AMG is an impressive performance car by any yardstick, and can easily munch a Porsche 911 or BMW 6-series in a stoplight sprint. But tipping the scales at 4,000 pounds and change, this coupe counterpart to Mercedes top-of-the-line S-Class is a big, heavy car that's answering a question few ask—and most cannot afford. Inconspicuous on the road, but very conspicuous in its performance, feel and amenities, the CL55 targeted a thin niche when it was introduced in 2001 with a list price of about $100,000. Mercedes has since brought forth the 604-horsepower CL65 AMG, meaning the CL55 is yesterday's news and depreciation is in full bleed. 1998 Ferrari 550 Moranello Lot #64, S/N 112357 Condition: 1 Sold at S91,824 B-J/Coys ; Monaco ; 5/17/2002 SCM ID# 28373 2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Lot #25, S/N WDBNG75.13077722 Sold at $85,800 James Murphy; Kenmore, WA; 5/19/2001 Condition: 2 5CM ID# 23633 Of course, this is the sort of car that's usually found in the garages of professional athletes, corporate executives, and other well-to-dos, and these people either know what they're getting into with regards to depreciation or don't seem to care. It's always interesting to see a high-end, late model car sell at auction and be able to immediately quantifi, the staggering sums a buyer loses in those first three years of ownership. We'll peg it here at a conservative $30,000. What that means for the wage-slave with a better-than-average job is that perhaps a used CL55 might seem like a great bargain. After all, as the auction company points out, to walk into a Mercedes dealer and drive out in a 2005 model would cost nearly $130,000, so paying $70k Sports Car Market


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for the car pictured here would actually be saving $60,000. Heck, in a year or two you could buy a second CL55 with the difference. Or perhaps you might want to save your "change" to pay the inevitable shop bills. While costs can be somewhat subjective based on the extent of the repair needed, oil changes are in the $185 range, and you can expect a new set of spark plugs to run $850. Service and repair on the supercharger can easily cost about $4,000, and a brake overhaul will be $1,200. And if you ever need to get the automatic transmission rebuilt, figure on $4,600. While Mercedes are well known through out the world for their reliability, the addition of considerable amounts of electronic gadgetry in late- 11w hood of Cl 155 AMG. model cars has recently taken its toll on the typical number of service visits. Take a look at the latest JD. Power numbers and you'll find Mercedes lags behind such stalwart marques as Hyundai and Mercury. It no wonder, as among the features of the CL are a most unique set of door hinges that open similarly to that of a Boeing 747. Unlike the typical car, where a hinge pivots at a central fulcrum, these hinges actually allow the entire door to pop out of its mounting point and then pivot. To add further convenience and complexity, the door closure system is semi-automatic. A light touch in pulling the door closed is all that's necessary as an electronic servo motor pulls the door completely shut and then raises the window into a sealed position. Of course, complicated electro-mechanical systems are just inviting P ocM L nearest dealership. So, where does that leave us with the car pictured here? With only 17,200 miles, the potential disaster of an out-of-warranty tranny grenading is not an issue. And for that reason, I'll call this well documented example a good value. Of course, as the miles continue to run up and the warranty lapses, repairs and service will become more frequent just as the car 's value continues to plummet. In about five years, no one will even remember what the "Designo Espresso" edition was, and then this CL55 AMG's new owner will have just another used car, one that will be very expensive to keep right. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• things to go wrong. When they inevitably do, if you 're still under the Mercedes' 50,000-miles-from-new warranty, they're a mere inconvenience. Once you 're out of warranty, all bets are off (Just imagine what the guy who priced the $185 oil change will charge you to fix that trick door hinge.) Service histories show problematic areas on these cars include the audio system (which can only be serviced by MercedesBenz and is not easily or typically replaced by afiennarket units because of its placement and integration with the navigation system), electronic seat controls, electronic suspension controls and engine tuning. And of course, when anything does go south, your only real option is to call the Mercedes hotline to have the vehicle flat-bedded to the o MAT Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles 100% updated • Rubber backed • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct if "...Awesome Cocomats Dude..." LeJune, Austin, TX 2001 BMW M5 800-461-3533 October 2004  www.cocomats.com 45


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Shrager Modified Turbo 911s: Good Value or Good Riddance? Modifying any Turbo is fraught with peril, and for it all to come together you need talent, common sense, and huge amounts of owner discipline ear Mr. Schrager: For some time I have noticed a price discrepancy in a very important car, the 1975-1989 Turbo 911. I've kept a file of most Turbos offered for sale on eBay and through magazine advertising nationwide and the early Coupes with about 50,000 miles appear to sell for around $35,000. Low-mileage Coupes, Cabriolets and special models seem to sell for more, even to the bottom feeders on eBay. Yet the SCM Price Guide lists Turbos between a low of $16,000 for the early Coupes to a high of $35,000 for the 19871989 Cabriolet. D 1987 911 Turbo - mo di& m your own risk. The Turbo 911 was a real supercar, especially in the '70s when most manufacturers were so preoccupied with smog and safety issues that performance wasn't very high on their agendas. In contrast to some other collectible cars, a correctly modified Turbo, using original factory procedures and specifications can command a higher price than a stock car Considering the great attention to detail you give other important cars, perhaps the wonderful and always available girl next door deserves a more appreciative look by SCM.—R.A. Rotheray, Bayside, WI You raise good points. But let's start with the most basic element of collectibility, which is exclusivity, a.k.a. production numbers. Worldwide 930/911 Turbo production in the original body style (1975-1989) is a huge 23,217 cars. Looking at just U.S. cars (always Porsche's largest single market) there were 9,673 built. These big numbers preclude the likelihood that these cars will ever be rare, at least in our lifetime. Still, I have long stated my view that 911 Turbo prices will rise (most recently in the January 1999 and January 2000 issues). Turbos are true performance icons and that alone makes them a good candidate to accelerate in price...someday. However, in today's market they're so readily available that supply clearly tops demand and prices are stagnant. I appreciate that you watch the ads and eBay, however, neither provide accurate data on the prices people are actually paying for cars. Keep in mind that many cars that "sell" on eBay are not actually getting sold, and asking prices in magazine ads offer no assurance that a buyer would pay anything near that price. The best place to watch the real value of Turbos is right here in SCM, where we report on actual sale prices. Before I go on, a bit of nomenclature clarification is in order. Up until 1986, Turbos were referred to as both 930s (the official Porsche type number) and 911 Turbos, depending on the market. Afterwards, they just became 911 Turbos. Among Poschephiles the terms are generally used interchangeably for any of the original body style cars, regardless of year. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME As for the modification issue, it's no secret that stock Turbos drive rather sluggishly during regular use. But no matter how popular modifications might be, and no matter how much performance they promise, there's always the question of durability. I asked master mechanic Pete Zimmermann, founder and operator of Red Line Service in Santa Monica, CA, and author of The Used 911 Story, to comment on the many Turbos he's maintained and on his own personal 930 ride of many years. Zimmerman: First of all, there are no 'factory parts" available to perform modifications with, and no 'factory procedures and specifications" to install them. And since most modifiers do not have Formula One budgets, their work tends not to be fully researched, so shops often lean toward bolting on typical "go fast" stuff Modifying any Turbo is fraught with peril, and for it all to come together you need talent, com- 46  mon sense, and huge amounts of owner discipline to use the car safely and correctly. (Not to mention that living in a state with no smog requirements helps a great deal.) My shop always had to tread a fine line to comply with California emissions. We played with oversized turbochargers, different camshafts (primarily from the 911 SC and 964), different intercoolers, variable boost, aftermarket heat exchangers and exhaust systems. We tried using European turbo exhaust parts, RUF five-speed transmissions and Carrerastyle front oil coolers with blower fans. The best result we were able to achieve was on a 1979 model that was to be used in a foreign country. That engine cost about $20k to modibi and produced about 500 hp, with the boost point at about 3,400 rpm. Its owner proved worthy of all that power, as after it had rolled up many thousands of miles it continued to run strong. I still considered it a ticking time bomb. I know of numerous other modified Turbos where the end result after great expense was frustration and disappointment. The thing to keep in mind when modifying Turbo 911s, or any car, is that everything is a compromise between power and reliability. The 1976 and 1977 3.0-liter 930s (which had no intercoolers) were fairly spirited cars until summer arrived, when these cars would be left gasping for breath on hot days. In 1978, the displacement was increased to 3.3 liters and the factory intercooler pretty well cured the loss of horsepower in hot weather Unfortunately, until the boost kicked in at about 3,800 rpm, the cars were hopelessly sluggish. For Turbos through the end of 1989, the primary goal is to lower the boost point. I owned a 1977 Turbo for many years and during that time fiddled with ways to make the car more fun to drive in everyday traffic. I never achieved that goal, even after installing a huge intercooler, an '86 Carrera type 915 transmission with factory limited sup, variable boost set at 0.9 bar; and a few other tweaks. I could have pushed the variable boost up to 1.2 bar, instantly creating a huge jump in power but at the same time that would have placed enormous stress on internal engine parts, stress they were not designed to withstand. So I opted for the reliable, even if less exciting, lower boost level. WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU? For most collectors and enthusiasts, the idea of losing Porsche's typical durability and reliability is a big price to pay. As such, the market for highly-strung, seriously modified machines ready to go "pop" is rather thin, and I would urge anyone considering a modified Turbo to select their car with extreme care. I'd stick with a stock U.S.-spec car in good colors with a solid service history, as this is the Turbo most likely to appreciate in value. Of course, to most people this isn't a very fun car to drive. This Hobson's choice between stock but stodgy and fast but fussy has kept a lid on Turbo values, most of which have never climbed back even to their original sticker price, forget higher. Yet, it does seem like most hardcore six-cylinder Porsche enthusiasts decide at one time or another that they have to experience a Turbo. And as these collectors become more sophisticated (read: older with more money to spend), they tend to pay up for good originals. However, when we'll reach the point that the supply of cars becomes less than the demand is something I just don't know. But I still meet people who simply have to have a 911 Turbo, no matter how it drives or what it may cost them, and this bodes well for future values.• Sports Car Market


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American Profile 1937 Cord Westchester Street Rod Purists cry out in despair when custom cars are made from desirable models, but in this case the builder told me he had found four Cord Westchester bodies in a Texas wrecking yard and used "the worst of the four" by Ken Gross DETAILS Years produced: 1936-1937 (original Cord 810/812) Number produced: approx. 2,999 Original list price: $3,010 SCM Valuation: $95,000. $125,000 Chassis #: right side of each subframe Engine #: boss on left front of block Tune-up/major service: $350 Distributor Cop: $150 Club: Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club, Membership Secretary, Vincent & Barbara Pietracatella, 536 McClean Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305-3644 Web site: www.acdclub.org Alternatives: 1936-1942 Lincoln Zephyr, 1935-1939 Delahaye 135 MS coupe Sat Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 32209A T his all-steel, all-real 1937 Cord Westchester 812 started life as a four-door sedan but has now been transformed into one of the best looking street rods ever made. Hemmings described it as the "Coolest Street Rod Ever," the only car to be on its cover for eight months. Boyd Coddington called it his "Pro's Pick" at Goodguys 2004. Documented from the day it was picked out of a junkyard six years ago, this car features a Jaguar front and rear suspension, a 350-ci Chevy LT1 V8, a 350 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission, power steering, fourwheel power disc brakes, telescopic steering column, power and heated leather seats, AM/FM/CD stereo, Autometer gauges, remote doors, and power windows. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $97,200, including buyer 's premium, at the Barrett-Jackson auction held January 22-25, 2004, in Scottsdale, AZ. I first saw this radical Cord custom coupe at the 2003 SEMA show, where Barrett-Jackson had it displayed to promote its Scottsdale auction. It 's. an eye-catcher to be sure, with Bugatti-inspired front fenders and bright, blood orange finish. It's also something of an enigma, as the 19361937 Cord 810/812 is one of the handsomest cars of its era. To gild this particular lily might be construed as a sacrilege. The "coffin-nosed" Cord was named for company owner, Errett Lobban Cord, and designed by Gordon Buehrig. Although development was done somewhat hastily, and on a strict, Depression-limited budget, the shape was well ahead of its time. Its streamlined styling, pontoon fenders, pop-up headlights, chiseled alligator-style hood, and then-radical powertrain—a Lycoming-built, 288.6-ci V8 making 125 hp, fed through a four-speed transaxle with frontwheel drive—made it a standout among its upright and boxy rivals. A Bendix electrically operated "Finger-Tip Gear Control" unit was used to shift gears, using a small selector mounted on the steering column. (Hudson offered a similar setup called "The Electric Hand') The Cord's instrument panel was a work of art with large analog gauges including a tachometer, 48 backed by an engine-turned insert. An Art Deco masterpiece, the Cord 810 was introduced at the 1935 New York auto show. The cars were slow to reach volume production and early models suffered from oiling and overheating problems. Cord management sent out handsome bronze Cord model cars (now a treasured piece of automobilia) to placate the first 100 "early adopters," many of whom waited six months for their deliveries. Once production was underway, the cars were offered in several open and closed body styles, including a roadster a convertible (known as the Phaeton), and a brace of sedans—the five-passenger Westchester and the four-passenger Beverly. Prices ranged 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton Lot #692, S/N 81024178 Condition: 1Sold at S127440 Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ; 1/16/2003 SCM ID# 30151 1932 Ford V8 Phaeton Hot Rod Lot #93,5/N 13GM389265 Condition: 2Sold at $71,500 RM; Meadow Brook, MI; 8/2/2003 SCM ID# 31601 from $2,070 for the Westchester to $2,270 for the Phaeton. Cord did not offer a coupe, but using an existing roadster chassis and parts from a leftover show body, the factory custom-built one hardtop coupe for a Mr Billy Connors of Marion, IN. It 's reliably believed that at least two more such coupes were subsequently constructed. A few minor changes in 1937 caused Cord to change the model designation to 812. Some 8 I 2s were just unsold and renumbered 810s, adding to subsequent confusion on production numbers. The 812 featured an optional Schwitzer-Cummins centrifugal supercharger that added $415 to the selling price, and boosted output to an advertised 170 hp. Some 688 812s were sold with superchargers, and as many as 730 superchargers were built. Most supercharged 812s featured Alex Temulis-designed external exhaust pipes running from the hood sides into the fenders. Sports Car Market


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There was arguably no faster car in America than a supercharged Cord. One famous advertisement showed a distinguished-looking man driving his Sportsman with the headline, "A Champion Never Pushes People Around:" The copy went on to say that this particular gent was so secure driving "the King of the Highway" that, "any driver that passes the Super-Charged Cord does so only with the Cord driver 's permission." Just under 3,000 810s and 812s were produced before Cord ceased production in 1937; estimates range from 2,972 to 2,999 units. Truly ahead of its time, the Cord enjoys an enthusiastic following today with the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club and its impressive museum in Auburn, IN. As a measure of the Cord's desirability, at the same 2004 Barrett-Jackson sale, a supercharged 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton sold for a record-high $324,000, and a 1936 810 Sportsman roadster brought $201,960. These were both exceptional restorations, to be sure, but proof that Cords are still appreciating in value. Which brings us to the custom Cord pictured here, which brought "only" $97k This at a sale where a Lincoln Zephyr customized by Mike Shiflett fetched $432,000 (see American Profile, June 2004), leaving some observers wondering why the custom Cord did not follow suit. A bit of research turned up Mike Norton, who built the custom Cord by himself in his small, two-car home garage in Evansville, IN. Purists often decry custom cars made from desirable models, but in this case, we have nothing to fear, as Norton told me he had found four Cord Westchester bodies in a rural wrecking yard in Texas. He used this one, because "it was the worst of the four; "and he knew he'd be carving it up considerably to achieve the look he wanted. The bodies had reportedly been in the junkyard since the 1950s. Norton has owned nine Cords; seven were restorations and two have been customized He said that he wanted to build a Cord coupe, "in the spirit of Gordon Buehrig's original design." Although the old Cord body was to be chopped and shortened, a formidable task in itself Norton said that his biggest challenge was designing the enclosed fenders that turn with the front wheels. The hood and side panels remain essentially stock Cord, though Norton adapted a set of Auburn reproduction Speedster rear fenders for the new fronts. Fully skirted, using '39 Ford fender skirts, they are mounted independently from the suspension with spring-tensioned bronze sliders. The swivel-jointed fenders turn with the Jaguar 15-inch front wheels, but they are isolatedftom the control arms, so they don't rise and fall with suspension movement. Norton custom-fabricated the turning mechanisms, fitting a control arm on each side that links the fender to the front spindles. To convert the four-door Westchester sedan to a two-door necessitated cutting seven inches from the body and chopping the roof by three. Norton reshaped the look of the roof based on his personal interpretation of a LeBaron coachwork design. The front and rear coil-over suspension is fully independent, constructed with front and rear subftames adapted from a Jaguar X16 sedan; Norton also used Jaguar rack and pinion power steering. Disc brakes are fitted all around, with inboard units in the rear Norton worked to retain the look of the original Cord He cleverly modernized the hidden headlight setup by adapting the pop-up mechanism from a Mazda Miata. The rear fenders were skirted and the taillamps, while deeply tunneled, retain the appearance of the stock Cord items. When he completed the car, Norton sold it to a buyer from Florida, and he believes that buyer took the Cord to sell at Barrett-Jackson. The car is clearly apiece of skilled workmanship and very clever engineering. It's all the more remarkable when you consider it was done by just one man, in a home workshop. Driveability, thanks to the contemporary Chevy engine and Jaguar independent suspension, should be more than acceptable. The car certainly attracts attention, and it would be welcome at numerous NSRA and Goodguys events. Perhaps the only downside here is its garish orange color: al- October 2004  Contact Gary Gandy to discuss your classic car insurance needs. arish •A Heacock cox INSURANCE (800) 678-5173 Instant quotes online at: www.parishheacock.com 49 more than fully priced. While both the Zephyr and the Cord were customs, it may be that Norton's Cord was just "too much" of a custom to get bidders in a lather Perhaps i/it had been fitted with an original supercharged engine, the car would have done better; but we'll never know for sure. In any event, it's safe to say that this Cord is one extremely cool hot rod that could not be duplicated for the $97,200 selling price, so there's no question that the buyer got a bargain. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction com- pany, Josh Maks' Cord 810/812: The Timeless Classic, Hemmings Rod & Performance magazine, Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, and other references from the author's collection of books and magazines)• Classic Car Insurance Costs Less Than You Think! though this shade was hardly any less attractive than the two-tone copper and bronze that adorned the $432,000 Shiflett Zephyr So how do we explain a market that values this Cord at less than a quarter of that custom Lincoln Zephyr, when both cars were offered in prime time at the same auction, and each car had a similar amount of presale hype? A disappointed Mike Norton thinks that it because "Scrape," Terry Cook's custom Zephyr "cranked up the price of Zephyrs" when it sold for $275,000 at RM's Monterey auction in 2000. "There are 'Hot Wheels' models of that car," he insists. "It pumped every Zephyr up." I don't disagree, but I think each custom, especially ones that represent a redo of a genuine icon like a Lincoln Zephyr or a Cord, must be considered on its own merits. This radically modified 812 simply has a much narrower appeal than the Shiflett Zephyr Not only that, but the builders of the $432,000 Zephyr astutely retained a souped-up Lincoln V12, which added to its desirability. That said, it's been argued that the Shiflett Zephyr; while indeed attractive, was


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Market Reports Overview 1. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 $388,800, KI, p. 80 2. 1965 AC Cobra Mk I $317,203, B&G, p. 74 TOP SALES MIS ISSUE 1964 Porsche 356 Carrera sold for $186,000 at Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles. wish I'd been at the Aumann Auction in Iola, where much of Chet Krause's collection was sold. While most collector car auctions have a predictable, if not almost tedious, consignment list (four Corvettes, three Porsches, two Mopars and a Daytona with a top that goes down), Chet's collection had everything from tractors to American classics to military vehicles. And when someone steps up and pays $137k for a 1907 International Harvestor-built piece of agricultural equipment, you're reminded that there truly is a seat for every bottom. I Mecum's St. Charles event, in conjunction with Bloomington Gold, also broke a few records. Great Corvettes are seeing higher and higher prices, and the tide has now begun to encompass the door-wedge-styled C4 models, which we all deemed to be hopelessly bland and devoid of collectibility when they first appeared. We're going to keep seeing records in the next few years. The car market has always fol- Total Sales (in million lowed the art market when it comes to values; Sothebys recently snagged $104m for a Picasso. And Christie's just got $4.6m for a Speed Six Bentley. And an SCMer paid an estimated $12m for a Ferrari 250 TR, a car that last year we all agreed was worth $9m. But before you double the asking price of the ratty six-cylinder 1965 Mustang coupe in your garage, consider the names above. Picasso, Speed Six and 250 TR. Each name is an icon in its field, and savvy collectors today continue to spend unprecedented amounts to own icons. That trend will continue—if you're looking for the very best of anything, in this atmosphere, you might consider the words of Rick Cole from long ago: "You can never pay too much, you can only buy too soon." Of course, you're better off telling that to the owner of a Hemi 'Cuda whose car is now worth over a $1m, than to a late model TR owner, whose car is coming close to being worth less than a major service.—ED• BY THE NUMBERS 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4. scmBest Buys 1. 1974 Jaguar XKE SIII 2+2, $10,700, KI, p. 78 2. 1983 Porsche 911 SC cony., $16,800, M-StP, p. 88 3. 1957 Ford Thunderbird cony. $36,300, A, p.62 4. 1957 Bentley Si Continental, $150,671, B&G, p.72 5. 1953 Fiat Topolino, $7,040, KMG, p. 84 3. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, S257,250, M-StCh, p. 55 4. 1932 Auburn 12-160A, $226,800, KI, p. 80 5. 1995 Bentley Azure cony., $222,835, B&G, p. 74 5. 1996 Bentley Continental T, $222,835, B&G, p. 74 7. 1967 Chevy Corvette cony., 5207,375, M-StCh, p. 56 8. 1964 Porsche 356 Carrera 2, $186,300, BJ, p. 66 9. 1967 Chevy Corvette cony., 5183,750, M-StCh, p. 56 10. 1969 Chevy Corvette cow, $181,125, M-StCh, p. 56 1974 Jaguar XKE Sill 2+2. Elide Mecum, St. Charles, IL (M-StCh)  Aumann, Iola, WI  • Mecum - St. Charles  2000  SCM 1-6 Scale  2001  2002  in Kensington - The Hamptons o Mecum - St. Paul  2003  o Barrett-Jackson - Los Angeles • Aumann - Iola Condition Rating:  1 National (amours standard/perfect  2 Very good, club concours, some small flaws  2004 • Kruse - Tulsa uBonhams and Goodman - Sydney 3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA  Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney, (B&G)  Kruse International, Tulsa, OK (KO  Kensington, Hamptons, NY (KMG)  Mecum, St. Paul, MN (M-StP)  p. 52 p. 58 p. 64 p. 72 p. 78 p. 83 p. 88 5. A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6- Good only for parts


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Market Reports Mecum, St. Charles, IL MECUM Mecum Auction Inc. Bloomington Gold St. Charles, IL June 25-27, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Soles total:  Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, and Jim Landis 361 191 53% S8,304,308 High sale: ...Lot #F6, 1963 Corvette 1-06 split-window coupe with 36-gal. gas tank, sold at $257,250 Premium: S300 on lots up to S5,499, S500 on lots 55,500-59,999 and 5% on lots S10,000 and up (included in prices of sold lots) :04;0 Report by Daniel Grunwald Market opinions in italics the Bloomington Gold extravaganza. While there were heavy rains both before and after the event, during the auction the weather was almost perfect, with cool temperatures in the low 70s. A sprinkle of rain was good for the green grass of the golf course, which served as a parking lot for thousands of Corvettes. T he new, updated look of the Mecum Auction group played well in St. Charles, IL, with the backdrop of the Pheasant Run Resort, and as a part of Ah yes, the Corvettes. 'Vette aficionados flocked to St. Charles like lemmings to the sea, checkbooks in hand and trailers at the ready. This was not just a Corvette sale, but a full weekend of restoration and educational workshops, extreme car judging, parts vendors, and just plain camaraderie among thousands of enthusiasts infected with Corvettosis. (While seldom fatal, this affliction is extremely contagious, especially among middle-aged American males.) Once the auction got going, it was clear that this was the year of the 1957 Corvette. While having one or two '57 Vettes is a good turnout at most auctions, Mecum offered 15 of them here. One collection that was included in the sale had seven, all fuel-injected models, representing every color that was available in 1957. All seven sold, at prices ranging from $178,500 to a mere $85,050, with an average of $111,900. The top seller was a '63 split-window coupe with a 36-gallon gas tank, which made $257,250. Others cars worth mention included a limited-production 1999 Callaway C-12 that sold for $157,500, a '69 L-88 coupe with 2,536 miles showing that sold 52  '50s custom Corvette. Separate air cleaners. Bloomington Gold Historic Award winner in 2003. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $110,250. Harerazn, (hair-raisin), was the name on this custom Corvette. There was lots of action on this car and Dana Mecum really worked to put the deal together as the car was driving off the podium. There aren't many Corvettes that increase in value with customization, but there are exceptions to every rule. Like it or hate it, it will attract attention wherever it is displayed. #B251 1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N VE555001048. Polo White/ red. Odo: 24,128 miles. 265-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A Bloomington Gold #1 car with originality and factory correctness everywhere. I looked at $172,500, and a '67 427/435 convertible that made $207,375. COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS a 1972 coupe in quite ordinary #3 condition made what I thought was an amazing $40,162. Of course this one was the first '72 made and was originally titled to General Motors, so the value of your 142,000-mile beater with flared fenders and aftermarket seats might vary. C3 owners might be pleased to hear that high, with most in #2 condition or higher. Dana Mecum has consignors with high-end restorations lining up because they know the serious buyers will be at Bloomington Gold. To this end, the only weak areas in the sale were the numerous late-model cars which are still commodities rather than collectibles, and most of which did not reach their reserves. Imperfect and incorrect restorations fell on hard times as well. Buyers at Bloomington Gold are quite knowledgeable about Corvettes, and will not pay "Speed Channel money" for inferior merchandise. But when the right cars cross the block, that warm glow the audience feels is every price guide in the house being tossed onto a bonfire. In this kind of superheated atmosphere, it's all they're good for.—D.G. The quality of the cars this year was hard and could not find a single fault. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $85,000. A low-production Corvette, with only about 700 made and 325 of those were Polo White. The first year for the V8 and 12 volts. The sale price speaks loudly for the condition and correctness of this car #B275 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N E575105868. Venetian Red/ orange vinyl. Odo: 8 miles. 283-ci V8, FI, 4-sp. RPO 684 racing suspension with big brakes. Good paint and new interior. The gauges show some age. All glass has stone chips. Chrome around the windows is weak. Dog-dish hub #F31 1953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N E53F001077. Red/ivory vinyl. Odo: 83,945 miles. 283-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4sp. Excellent custom paint on this one-of-a-kind caps. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $85,050. Only 51 cars built with the HD suspension and only a total of 43 with the 283-hp fuelie option, a requirement with RPO 684. Rare. Fully priced, especially for a car that ran early in the sale, but later results would prove that, with this car we ain't seen nothing yet when it comes to valuation. #B283 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N E575102935. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 57 miles. Another '57 fuelie. Crack in the shifter ball, that's all. Power top, Wonderbar radio. Hardtop also offered with car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $115,500. A solid #1. Huge price! #F12-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E575105116. Polo White/red vinyl. Odo: 1,998 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. Hood sits a little high in front. Cracks in the cowl at the rear of the hood. RPO 579E included fresh-air intake and mechanical tach on the steering column. 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side window poor and some small pits in the side window chrome. The right-side window surround is marginal. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $120,750. Another air box-optioned car with the big brake option as well. All 7 of these cars are Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight certified. AT $170,000. The first of 7 fitel-injected '57 Corvettes auctioned from a single collection. Pick your color, (every available color was offered), and bring your wallet. They were all nice and they were all expensive. #F13-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. S/N E57S104742. Venetian Red/red vinyl. Odo: 43 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. Right rear bumperette cracked; grille and rear right section of hood also slightly cracked. Driver's also weak at the right door by the pillar. Optional hard top. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $105,000. A lot of money, although '50s Vettes are still rising rapidly on the value curve. If the new owner intends to keep this one for a while, all #F15-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SIN E57S105071. Silver/red vinyl. Odo: 56 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. Trunk 1ntage Rallies 2004 2005 FORZA MILLE OCTOBER 3-8, 2004 THE BERKSHIRES, NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT! any exotic sports car of any year TEXAS 1000 NOVEMBER 7-12, 2004 TEXAS HILL COUNTRY! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars TEXAS 1000 BLUEBONNET RUN APRIL 10-15, 2005 TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AT BLUEBONNET TIME! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars NEW ENGLAND 1000 MAY 22-27, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars FORZA MILLE SEPTEMBER 18-23, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! any exotic sports car of any year Vintage Rallies Inc. 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 visit www.vintagerallies.com for updates October 2004 MOUNTAIN MILLE OCTOBER 16-21, 2005 WEST VIRGINIA & THE GREENBRIER! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT cars 53 #F14-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S102281. Arctic Blue/ red vinyl. Odo: 746 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, 3sp. Taillight lens and the windshield have small chips. Chrome top trim is misfit. Chrome is Market Reports Mecum, St. Charles, IL t 4bri, : gap slightly off. A few windshield chips. Pitting on the horn chrome. Hard top has good Plexiglas. Bloomington Gold and Gold Spinner award. Cond: I. SOLD AT $95,025. Get a bunch of 'Vette enthusiasts together, and the good cars especially tend to run on the high side of market. This car was no exception. #F16-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57SI04161. Cascade Green/ ivory vinyl. Odo: 47 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. A few paint problems: cracks and chips at the


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Market Reports Mecum, St. Charles, IL left-door vent window and cracks at the rear of the hood opening. The right front fender has some waviness. Runs well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $91,875. Relative to the couple of other '57 Corvettes in slightly better condition, this one found a very generous bid. Was it the color? #F17-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S102877. Aztec Copper/ivory vinyl. Odo: 4 miles. 283-ci V8, FL, auto. The hood, trunk, and gas cover have are very good. Left-side bumper droops. Fuel gauge face is cracked; gauges show dirt inside. Engine and undercarriage in as-new shape. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,425. A very clean '58 in an unusual color There were only 455 cars built in this color and about 500 cars total had the 250-hp fuelie option. It was also the first year of dual headlights and only year with the washboard hood and deck chrome spears. Well above SCM's Pocket Price Guide high valuation, but probably worth it in today's stillaccelerating 'Vette market. #A92-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J59S101041. White/red vinyl. Odor 40,553 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Front bumpers both have large gouges. Lots of chips and cracks in poor paint. Wrong antenna. Cracks in taillight lenses and rear deck emblem. Small stone chips in windshield. Weatherstripping all petrified and cracked. uneven gaps. Decent paint. Chips and wiper scratches on the windshield. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $81,000. This one sold for a more modest amount because of its less desirable automatic trans. #A 28-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N F58B120280. White w/ silver coves/red vinyl. Odo: 61,945 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Front wheel-well trim doesn't fit correctly. Rear bumpers show scratches. Exhaust chrome pitted at bumper exit. Hood cracked near louvers. Visible pits in the side rripik glass. New seats. Clean underhood. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $42,262. With flaws such as the hood paint cracks and the excessive amount of weatherstripping adhesive, the restoration looks uneven. Power windows are a plus, but the driver 's side controller looks like it has been glued in place in the door panel. Priced fairly for the condition and less desirable auto trans. #B262-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J58S102366. Panama Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 19,636 miles. 283-ci V8, FI, 4-sp. 5,000 miles since body-off rebuild and said to be numbers-matching. Paint and chrome Straight-axle fuelie. Bloomington Gold 2001, NCRS Top Flight awards. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $97,000. A great color combination. The owner must have liked it as well. He wanted over $100k. #A1-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S109478. Roman Red/ white coves/red vinyl. Odo: 66,160 miles. 327ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Non-original engine. Paint is good, although the shade appears a bit off 54 is variable but other body panels fit well. Numerous cracks in the hardtop's rear Plexiglas window. Non-original chrome pedal pads, polished American mags. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,890. The 6,500-rpm redline tach would Sports Car Market Windshield and door chrome trims have surface pitting but look in generally good condition. Dirty engine with no shielding, wrong air cleaner, distributor vacuum line off and plugged with a bolt. Plastic radiator overflow. New seats and carpets. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $30,450. Said to be original paint, but overspray on weatherstripping says otherwise. Very poor paint. Engine said to be original but bored and stroked. Needs everything, but looks to be a good project car for someone with excess time and money to spend on it. The restoration is not for the weak-hearted #B284-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J595106812. Crown Sapphire/blue vinyl. Odor 1,773 miles. 283-ci V8, FL, 4-sp. Another as new, in all respects. r for Roman Red. Front bumper-guard chrome is weak, rear chrome dented. Front wheel-well chrome fits poorly. One of the left-side emblems is missing. Passenger window crank is missing. Grab bar and chrome dash trim are a bit rough. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,900. A pleasing, well-presented car with no serious faults. Paint tones can be hard to judge in different lighting, but this just appeared too bright—attractive, but not original. The non-original engine with none of the correct accessories underhood makes the price seem strong. #B277-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 10867S110096. Ermine White/red vinyl. Odo: 73,866 miles. 283-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. 315 hp. Body-off restored. The paint was lacking some gloss and had some waviness. Sanding scratches to the left-side glass. Wheel-well opening trim dented. Windshield weatherstripping cracking. Said to be NCRS Top Flight and AACA award winner. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $65,877. Sanding scratches on the glass of a car this nice really bother me, and might speak for the restorer 's attention to detail elsewhere. But this car was fairly purchased. #22-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. Torch Red/black. Odo: 37,021 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, T-10 4-sp, 4.11 Posi. Nice paint in a new Torch Red Corvette color. Front bumpers dull; dents and scratches in rear bumper and right window frame. Gas door fit


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Market Reports Mecum, St. Charles, IL help reinforce the originality of the 340-hp stated engine in this car This car isn't all stock but is probably a nice driver Strong money, but this car looks to be worth it. #F6-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. SIN 30837S109429. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 50,738 miles.An ultra-rare (only 199 made) Corvette. This '63 coupe had the Z06 performance equipment option. No flaws to be found seat bolster. Power windows, brakes, off-road exhaust, F40 HD suspension. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $63,000. Lots of awards and well optioned The '63 split-window usually overshadows the '64 models, but this car was worth the price bid. #F10-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE on this car. A solid #1. Cond: I. SOLD AT $257,250. The Z06 option cost $1,818.45 over the $4,257.00 base coupe price in 1963. That was a lot of money back then, but this car brought much more than an ordinary Corvette. #F44-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 40837S11461. Tuxedo Black/Saddle Tan leather. Odo: 4,562 miles. 327-ci V8, Fl, 4-sp. NCRS Top Flight, Duntov, Bloomington Gold. Some factory panel lines are visible. Paint drip at the right at the hood scoop. Slight cracking on the left side. Otherwise the paint is excellent, even shiny and smooth in the door jambs. Very slight cracking on the driver's side coupe. S/N 194375S119479. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 8,949 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint looks thick with numerous flaws. Crack in paint on the right front. Rear bumper looks is scratched off the valve covers. The interior looks a little unfinished at the rear window. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $113,400. Said to be a Bloomington Gold Benchmark award winner Based on the condition, I would need to see the documentation before bidding my $113k on this car #F27-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S109545. White/ red vinyl. Odo: 36,271 miles. 427-ci V8, TrPower, 4-sp. 435 hp. A really spectacular '67 convertible that was special-ordered for the president of Mexico and sold through a dealer to be chromed over pits or repair; some other chrome appears wavy. Numerous panel lines visible. The air cleaner is black and the paint in Laredo, Texas. The highest-optioned, documented '67 427/435 made. Absolutely like new everywhere. Known in Corvette circles as El Presidente. Cond: 1+. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. They must have just said to check every box on the order form. Both tops, headrests, shoulder belts, heavy-duty brakes, speed warning speedometer, side pipes and more. Why don't our presidents buy cars like this? Now Accepting Orders for New AEROS 8's Over 50 Kr•ars in doe auction busines. .1kcializingni Ectares. Collectible. Automobiles, and Real Estate. 2003 Morgan Plus 8 2003 Morgan Plus 8 2002 Morgan Aero 8 1998 Morgan Plus 8 1995 Morgan Plus 8 1987 Morgan Plus 8 1982 Morgan Plus 8 Turbo 1967 Morgan Plus 4 Super Sport 1967 Morgan Plus 4 1966 Morgan Plus 4 For Sale at Private 'real), 1966 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE 427/390, 4-speed. black, saddle leather, factory side mount exhaust, factory KH knock-off wheels.factory paperwork Including window sticker. Frame off restoration. Rick Potts   POTTS AUCTION CO M PA NY Jeff Potts 7444 N. Hwy 27 • Rock Spring, GA 30739 • I -800-601-2888 www.pottsauction.com • G.A.L. 118 October 2004 1965 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster 1963 Morgan 4/4 Series V Racer 1961 Morgan Plus 4 DHC 1961 Morgan Plus 4 1959 Morgan Plus 4 1952 Morgan Plus 4 Hotrod Roadster 3003 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 310 998-3311 MORGANWEST.NET D Other Malq110.5 2005 Lotus Elise 2003 Acme Rocket RI Café Roadster 2003 Acme Rocket 996 Café Roadster 1975 Lotus Caterhom 1963 Daimler SP 250 Roadster 1959 Triumph TR3A 1954 Jaguar XKl 20SE Drophead Coupe 1953 Sunbeam Talbot Alpine 1935 MG PB Boattail Special 0 Type °Ilan Autliormed MI irgan Motor Car Dealer ENNIS GLAVIS MANAGING DIRECTOR 55 WEST


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Market Reports Mecum, St. Charles, IL #F29-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S109829. Lyrmdale blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 50,384 miles. 427-ci V8, Tr-Power, 4-sp. Brass Hat compan y car. Paint has lots of cracks and chips. Wavy right rear fender and rear deck. Panel lines visible. Stone chips on the front glass. Undercarria ge detailed and fresh. Good chrome and interior. Cond: 3-. .041,777.- 7Fr o",17771,I  _ SOLD AT $207,375. Comes with a letter of documentation from Louis Biskach, where the car was specially built for him. The letter mentions that the engine had the 8-cylinder conditioning option when it was built at the Tonawanda engine plant. This consisted of balancing and running it in on a stand prior to shipping. Nice history. Very strong price! #F30-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SIN 194677S116121. Red/black. Odo: 541 miles. 427-ci V8, Tri-Power, 4-sp. Side pipes, power windows, Positraction. owner for 35 years. Body-off restored. Rare original aluminum wheels with no pits or finish flaws. Redline tires. Cond: I. SOLD AT $110,000. Solid #I car in resale red with white soft top: $115,500. Any questions? #B309-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S110946. Lynndale Blue/ Teal Blue. Odo: 54,023 miles. 427-ci V8, TrPower, 4-sp. Paint appears wavy below the rear window. Left front fender shows possible past repair. Left headlight area crackin g. Globby Special Collection in 2003. Protect-O-Plate and history from new. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $181,125. The rarest of the rare in factory production Corvettes. One of 116 L-88s built in 1969 and only 2,536 miles. Conservatively rated by GM at 430 hp. Most think it put out over 500. A museum piece that will never be driven—seems kind of a shame somehow, but nobody would risk driving it now. #B307-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N I 94679S516506. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 10,970 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Factory a/c. Front bumper sits low on right and the wiper door fits high. Misfit on front grille chrome pieces. The chrome on the windshield frame shows scratches and pitting. Flawless. Body-off restored to better-thannew condition. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $183,750. NCRS regional and national 2003; Gold Spinner, Top Flight, and Bloomington Gold 2003. Every award possible and all are recent. That is about as good as it gets—the sale price tells all. weatherstripping. Paint has numerous weak spots. Looks good at 5 fl. Chipped driver's side glass and windshield scratches. Ver y good undercarriage. Interior is nice except the parking brake handle. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $68,250. I could swear I saw this car hammered sold on Sunday for $65k. It came up on the post sale list as a no-sale at $67k. Maybe it was the rat: ter birds waving their paddles again. ' #F38-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S115888. Red/white stinger/red. Odo: 29,443 miles. 427-ci V8, TrPower, 4-sp. Another excellent #1 car. Same #F7-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194379S714904. Gold/tan. Odo: 2,536 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Factor y original with factory uneven panel gaps. Said to be original paint as well. Still has the smog pump. Delamination on ed ges of windshield. Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame 1997 and Mir 1.• ARM . a  • ' Most paint is good but there is a nasty crack on the top of the ri ght fender. Scratches on both side glass and especially heavy on the right side. Interior shows avera ge wear with some dye wearing off the center armrest. The new exhaust hangs low. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,875. A very strong price for a big-block automatic in this condition. The shiny paint probably helped. #A26-1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE e FINE CLASSIC CARS A '0 .0) • _c'L Nr.  .6,1 41 • ■1‘ e-Mail  info@oldtirnergara g e FAX PHONE +41 +41 3 1 31 8 1 9 819 5 1 9 1 3838 GURBESTR 3, CH- 3125 TOFF EN, SWITZERLAND 56 corn dusty but mostly original-looking. New exhaust. Painted undercarriage. Seatbelts stained with rust from fittings. New seats and carpet. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,375. A decent bigblock that is stated to be a first-year GM replacement block. Power brakes and a/c are a plus. Fairly bought and sold Sports Car Molter z. coupe. S/N 19370S409238. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 73,012 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Side vent paint doesn't match the car. Vertical scratches to both side windows. Engine very


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Market Reports Mecum, St. Charles, IL #F11-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z37V2S500001. Red/black vinyl. Odor 83,520 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The front panel seams are quite visible and the front license plate bracket is missing. Chrome pitted on the gills, and scratched on the rear bumpers. The driver's side glass has vertical scratches. The driver's seat is worn through. The interior has cracks in the door panels and poor trim finish. Newer radio. The engine a fair offer to me if indeed it was hard money being bid. #F49-1994 CALLAWAY CORVETTE STYLING BUCK C7R coupe. Silver. All fiberglass with no separate body panels and no glass or interior. Formed over a composite wood frame and set on rollers to be mobile. SOLD AT $5,565. Created in the 1990s to condition. Good investment? Not yet, but someday. #F48-1999 CALLAWAY CORVETTE C-12 coupe. S/N IGIYY12G2X5109125. Red/black/red leather. Unknown. Odor 3,102 miles. 350-ci V8, FI, 6-sp. 440 hp. Only hardtop C-12 made. Doorjamb has scratches on compartment has road dirt on it. Air conditioning. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $40,162. Serial # 00001 is said to be the first '72 'Vette produced, titled to GM and used at the Milford Proving grounds. Somebody must have liked that pedigree a lot to spend $40,000 on this car. #A82-1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1Z67Z35415324. Yellow/tan leather. Odor 62,650 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Poor right-side door fit. Pitted door handles and rear bumper chrome. Dull paint has dooredge chips. Poor color match everywhere. New interior including door panels. 3 cracked taillight lenses. A/c, both tops. Cond: 3-. SOLD form the panels for the C7R. Only 2 C7Rs were produced from this, the only styling buck made. Where else could you put a genuine Callaway (sort of) in your garage for a paltry $5,500? Or put it on a trailer and haul it to races and walk around in Nomex and just look cool. #A91-1995 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1 fastback coupe. S/N 1GlYZ22J055800158. Red/red. 350-ci V8, Fl, 6-sp. Factory-new in all respects. I couldn't find any flaws. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $43,155. This was the last year of the 405-hp ZR1 option, and the most expensive factory Corvette made to that date. The cheapest sticker ZR1 was $68k, and there were only 448 made in 1995. This car was in perfect, like-new the bottom. Some gaps are wide (pretty typical--it was probably delivered that way). Fabric is pulling loose from the door panel backing by the armrest. Special interior with carbon fiber and Simpson racing harness. Optional $1,400 carpets! 19-inch rims. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $157,500. Original window sticker was $207,000. Number 14 of the C-12 Callaway cars. I wouldn't necessarily call it a bargain but it might seem downright cheap in a few years.• No other parts site has more original originals. AT $20,475. Has the original-type air pump under the hood but it is painted blue. Said to be Florida car with 2 owners and touched-up paint. With this much touch-up, why not just squirt the whole car? The former owner of this car must be overjoyed, but the new owner has some major work ahead. #F35-1990 CALLAWAY CORVETTE SUPER SPEEDSTER convertible. S/N I GlYZ23J315801157. Red/blue leather. Odor 1,000 miles. 350-ci twin-turbo V8, Fl, 6-sp. As new with only 1,000 miles on the odometer. One of one produced at Reeves Callaway's shop. Cost $217,000 on top of the base ZR1 Corvette donor car. Said to be capable of 1000 hp. Huge 385-wide rear tires and 295s in front. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $245,000. Looks fast when it is just sitting on the grass. No top but who cares. Bid to $245,000, which seemed like October 2004  57


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Market Reports Aumann, Iola, WI AUCTIONS, INC. car scout Kenny Buttolph, "If you buy one, you might as well get six, since the transporter has to make a special run to Iola anyway." Aumann Auctions The Chet Krause Collection Iola, WI June 5, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sale total:  Kurt Aumann, Nelson Aumann 195 195 100% $2,701,600 High sale: .... Lot 3, 1907 International Harvester 20 hp Famous tractor, sold for $137,500 Premium: 10% (included in prices of sold lots) zik Report by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics C het Krause embodies the American Dream. He started Numismatic News on his mother's kitchen table in 1952, and turned it into the world's largest publisher of hobby books and periodicals, Krause Publications. Along the way, he developed an interest in vintage cars, spurring the creation of the tabloid Old Cars Weekly in 1971. Krause was the first person to receive the Meguiar's Award for his contributions to the world of collector cars. Before the start of the sale on Saturday, Krause answered a few general questions from the mass of assembled bidders about his reasoning behind the sale: "I turned 80 in December, and that's good enough for me," he said. Aumann Auctions generally does not conduct collector-car–specific auctions, as they specialize in collectible advertising and vintage farm tractors. However, they conducted a first-rate sale, with three separate days available to inspect the vehicles. Their efforts were rewarded with $2.7 million in receipts and a perfect 195-for-195 batting average. In addition to the vehicles from Krause's collection, nearly a dozen mostly European vehicles from fellow Wisconsin car collector Carl Bierman's estate were offered. A World War II veteran, Krause tended not to stray far from the American shores for his cars, as a 1962 Volkswagen Beetle is the only foreign car that he ever owned. Weekly for the past 15 years, I've driven several of Krause's cars and trucks, and can personally attest to the overall quality of the collection. This made the sale somewhat melancholy for me, as I had my share of personal memories of many of the vehicles. But as time marches on, it is good to know that Chet's passion and his treasures are passing into the hands of other interested collectors.—B.MC. serviced, so proceed with the utmost caution. The Great Unwashed Masses at the sale thought this was a good deal, but we know better Much better. GERMAN #072-1962 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE coupe. S/N 4375395. White/red & white vinyl. Odo: 10,084 miles. 1200-cc flat 4, 4-sp. Claimed original mileage. Period accessory front seatbelts. Decent original paint. Acceptable all-original plating has several scratches. Glass is starting to yellow around the edges. Driver's seat stitching is pulling loose. Frayed Having had close ties with Old Cars door glass channels. Running board rubber is firmer than the rusted-out metal underneath. Engine compartment is clean, not detailed. Original tires included, but not mounted on the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,650. When originality is not necessarily good One gets the feeling that the odometer probably died somewhere along the line, while the car kept going. Enough folks thought it was a true low-mileage car for it to get this bid far past 8 grand ITALIAN ENGLISH What he didn't elaborate on was the battle he's waging with the corporation that took over his former company, effectively dissolving an organization that he converted into an Employee Stock Ownership Plan company in 1986, specifically to keep the company in rural Wisconsin and avoid such a takeover. The stress from this has no doubt worn on Krause, and I imagine he must have realized that someday either he or his estate would have to contend with selling his collection. While he did keep a handful of vehicles and is still seeking to expand his collection of military Jeeps, the rest of his cars, trucks and farm tractors were up for grabs. When Krause started amassing his collection in the 1960s, he restored a number of pre-war cars with an eye towards those that were Wisconsin-built. His interests shifted over the years, but whatever he was into, he was known for a certain exuberance at auctions. Indeed, Krause used to remind his 58  #070-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II sedan. SfN SRA 237. Gunmetal/ buckskin leather. Odo: 53,697 miles. 6.2-liter V8, 2x 1 -bbl, auto. From the Carl Bierman estate. Lucas fog lamps. Old thick repaint, with various levels of orange peel. Rust bubbles forming in the left front fender edge along the #123-1982 FIAT SPYDER TURBO convertible. S/NI ZFAASOOB I C5003679. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 17,147 miles. 2.0-liter turbo 14, F1, 5-sp. Absolutely original. Pristine paint and brightwork. Pirelli tires. Just like it was new on the dealer's floor. Top window glue is yellowing. However, does not run. The turbo has died and was removed from the car. Generally, the engine has had most of the bits bolted back door frame. Almost all weatherstripping is sunburned, cracking, and in need of replacement. Engine bay is serviceable, albeit with a few air cleaner intake hoses having loose clamps. Front seat bottom leather considerably cracked. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,150. God doesn't even know when this was last properly on. Front and rear emblems faded. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,800. Leave it to a Fiat to disparage the name Spyder Turbo to further depths than a Corvair ever could One must assume that the blower died in 1983 and it's been waiting for parts ever since. 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Market Reports Aumann, lola, WI judge on vehicle operation). It 's hard to believe that at least two people were willing to pay nearly this much. AMERICAN #003-1907 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 20 HP FAMOUS tractor. S/N UB 134E. Eng. #UB 134E. Red, black, & green/ red iron. RI-ID. Essentially all original since it left the Milwaukee tractor works in 1907, including most of the paint and all of the wood. Entire history is known since the first owner; includes all the original paperwork when purchased new by Harry Augustine of Neenah, WI. SOLD AT $137,500. One must think that first pioneering farmers who used these must have really hated horses. While extremely crude by today's standards, they were also extremely crude by the standards of the 1920s; hence the War of Attrition was never kind to these first tractors. Price was far from a fluke, since less than half a dozen of this model are known to exist in any condition. It was one of the first tractors the seller collected. #002-1912 CASE M40 touring. S/N 386111D. Gray w/ maroon frame & piping/ maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 21,620 miles. Restored to a high standard about a decade ago, and starting to accumulate some light wear. Paint scuffing along the bottom of the hood from improper closing. Chassis has a slightly clean, yet not detailed in the engine bay. Brass is polished, but not to a high luster. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $99,000. While the company was more famous for its long manufacturing of agricultural equipment, the Case car in its first few years of production was on the same plateau as a Pierce-Arrow. With both car and tractor enthusiasts interested in these, prices are never cheap. I fully expected to see this car crack a 6-digit price. Slightly under the market, though there was no lack of interested bidders. #030-1917 WINTON 38 touring. Light yellow, dark blue fenders/black vinyl. Odo: 43,245 miles. Restored in the late 1960s. AACA Western National Senior award winner in 1972. Since then, it has been in and out of Chet's collection twice. Paint is nice on the body, but chipped on the fenders and peeling on headlight bases. Nickel plating is overall becoming very cloudy. Interior and top vinyl in 2-mph top speed insures that there's no danger of water sloshing out of the open screen and holding tank radiator. Fully operational, even if the starting sequence is akin to putting a new furnace into a building, and steering the pivoting front axle is done by two chains. Cond: 4+. better quality of paint than the body. Leather in need of conditioning as it is getting stiff. A few active coolant and gasoline drips. Eagle from a flagpole mounted on the radiator cap. Very 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com Teveasteatd ea oecial eatetea, ciaddic awe 4694 fzerivuotaffee egvut 1930 Bugatti Type 3511, sin 4948. Ex-Factory ird place 1930 Monaco with Bouriat. Factory' delivery to von Morgen. Extensive racing history, ex-Pietsch, ex-Wimmer. Completely restored in 1930 Monaco Livery. Original drive line and running gear. $550,000. 1958 Echidna. cl lassis 0 I. John StavurN' 1959 SCCA B Modified Championship winning car. Fantastic history and great condition. Acceptable everywhere. FIA papers. $169,500 1954 Jaguar XK-120 Drop Head Coupe. Stunning matching numbers example. 8th its deep back paint, white interior, piano quality wood and spats it is easy to see why this car has won Most Elegant Open Car, Post-War". The driving experience match its visual impact. Tools and books. $95,000. October 2004 1975 Lola T-296.  111)861981 European Championship winner. BMW-12. Excellent condition. $47,000 in recent work. Extremely fast and competitive. Spam. $125,000. 59


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Market Reports Aumann, Iola, WI excellent condition. Turn signals added at the time of restoration. Despite a cracked exhaust manifold, it runs very well. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $55,000. In 1917, only Pierce-Arrow could exceed Winton in both quality and physical stature. Nowadays, almost no one knows, appreciates, or cares about this. For the few who do, this car would be a good choice for leisurely touring. Anything beyond repainting the car will put you on the down side of reselling it in the foreseeable future. Purchased by a dealer who appreciates cars that are way out of the mainstream. #006-1919 TOPP-STEWART ATLAS MODEL B tractor. S/N 1085. Eng. #17159. Gray & red/black wood. 14, 1-bbl, 3-sp, 4wheel-drive. Fully restored to a higher standard than most tractors are accorded to. Only one known to be in running condition. Wooden box seat added when restored. Used sparingly since restored (not like anyone would even try 1920s cars in the collection for reliability, as it has been on several tours. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,700. To put the Kissel into proper context for today, imagine it as a 1920s Jaguar S-type built in Hartford, Wisconsin. Sporty luxury, but not high performance. Very few are traded publicly, but selling price seems to line up with the few that have sold at auction, if not somewhat cheap. Should make for a fine car to take out on a tour and enjoy the nuances of finer motoring of the Roaring '20s. #040-1940 BUICK SERIES 40 SPECIAL coupe. S/N 3749154. Copper metallic/tan cloth. Odo: 16,300 miles. 248-ci 18, 2-bbl, 3sp. Mostly original car; well maintained but never restored or reconditioned. Tired original paint, with some slight surface rust. All original upholstery. Small tears on various seams; carpet and under-dash kick panels are heavily repaint over original gray. Cosmetically redone at least 10 years ago. Good door and panel fit. Light doortop corrosion. Poor quality replating of the grille bars. Overall light scuffing on the bumpers. Reupholstered in 1998. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $52,800. As the first year of the new post-war design, it is a woody in cosmetic trim only. Even at that, the 1949-50 T&Cs are still in demand (about half the value of a 1946-48). As such, price paid is pretty much in line, even if Chet paid more than that for it 2 years ago. #117-1950 DODGE B-2-D pickup truck. S/N 81287851. Dark green cab, black box/maroon vinyl. Odo: 21,213 miles. Paint is an odd combination of excellent (outside of the cab), mediocre (inside of the cab and pickup box), to pull a plow with this for 40 acres). Runs like a top, said the auctioneer—or was that a Topp? Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,500. Another example of how the hobby of vintage tractor collecting has jumped by leaps and bounds over the past decade, since $10k for this in 1994 would've been the money. With a live front axle, no suspension, and no power assists, operators need not renew their membership at the health club. This is an 8,500-pound Nautilus machine that runs on distillate. #021-1921 KISSEL CUSTOM-BUILT touring. S/N 6424. Tan, black fenders/brown leather. Odo: 3,473 miles. 16, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Restored from a rotting hulk approximately two decades ago. Overall good quality paint, with some peeling off of the wood cowl under the hood. Nickel brightwork could stand a good polishing. Leather upholstery in great condition. Body panel aligrunent appears to be good; front doors require a hard slam. Clean worn. Light surface rust on woodgrained metal. Typical pre-war plastic crazing on steering wheel and most dash knobs. Accessory bumper guards. Acceptable original chrome is a long way from show quality. Runs far better that it looks. The best overall sound bite that I heard about the car on this weekend was that this is pretty much what a 10-year-old used car was like in 1950. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $12,100. To counter the folks who only see this as a big dumb car, I offer this experience. Ten years ago, when it was owned by Kenny Buttolph, I drove it for about 10 miles on rural winding Wisconsin roads at prudent speeds. I was extremely impressed by the solidity of the car and good handling (even shod with bias-ply tires). Then Kenny took over driving, and traversed the same 10 miles at twice the speed, scaring the crap out of me but impressing me even more on the tautness of this car Despite the originality, it realistically should've sold for no more than $9,000, even with the seldom-seen 2-door sedan body. #001-1949 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 7410102. Black, Di-Noc wood/blue & tan cloth & vinyl. Odo: 44,583 miles. Purchased by Chet Krause at Fall Auburn 2002. Very good and lousy (rear fenders almost have a matte finish and the rust was painted over on the cab floor). Grille incorrectly and sloppily painted body color. Some rubber weatherstripping has been replaced, but most is old, stiff, and tired. Seat is ripped, weathered, and stiff. Minimal spray-can engine-room prep. Otherwise just an old 3/4-ton farm truck. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,800. I'll go out and say it: This was really stupid money for this truck. With a 5.83 rear-end ratio, 45 mph is its land speed record, so unless you only live in a town with a 35mph speed limit or pull stumps out of the back forty, it pretty unpractical for today. Sold for at least twice what would be expected. Then again, I've seen bigger garage ornaments, i.e. mobilia stuff sell for more than this. #029-1951 STUDEBAKER COMMANDER convertible. S/N 8119882. White/tan leather. Odo: 258 miles. 232-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Professionally restored shortly before purchased at the 2002 Kruse Spring Auburn auction. Exceptional paint, though white was not a factory color for 1951. Non-original leather upholstery well installed. Undercoated. An afternoon of detailing would make this a truly undercarriage, although it has a coolant weep at the front of the engine. One of the better 60 spectacular concours car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,700. Studebaker 's bread-and-butter market in the post-war era was in sedans for Ma and Pa Heartland, so the convertible models were not strong sellers. Almost every franchise Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Aumann, Iola, WI had to take in one convertible per year, and for these dealers, they lingered on showroom floors until deeply discounted. Top of the heap for money, but you most likely will not find one that is more nicely restored (in lieu of more correctly restored). This was one of the most popular cars for people to get their photo with at the sale. #071-1953 NASH STATESMAN SUPER sedan. S/N K596543. Black/black & gray cloth. Odo: 27,713 miles. 196-ci 16, 1-bbl, auto. Accessory stainless steel side window shades, continental kit, and spotlight mirror. Reflector on said mirror is heavily frosted. Fairly good repaint several decades ago. Bench seats were reupholstered to a good quality, but not to the original pattern or materials (as on the original door panels). Driver's side door panel is loosely mounted. Undercarriage and engine model year, as GM's Hydra-Matic plant that supplied the transmission for this car burned down in 1953, causing GM to scramble to put automatics in their own cars and canceling orders to outside buyers like Nash Kelvinator Within the last year, the going rate on '50s Nashes, especially sedans, has been going up by leaps and bounds. At first, it seemed like a fluke, but now this price isn't at all out of line. This is especially true of this mostly correct original example. #081-1955 HUDSON RAMBLER CROSS COUNTRY station wagon. S/N D-236031. Salmon pink & white/blue & white vinyl. Odo: 72,898 miles. 196-ci 16, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Aftermarket a/c. Over $19,000 spent on body, paint, and trim in the past year ($10k of that just on the chrome!). Absolutely nothing done to ratty interior since aftermarket cheapie seat covers starting to delaminate on the edges. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,550. Now that the chrome plating is paid for, you basically have what the rest of car is worth. Plus, you have a superb paint job to boot. Even with this, it will be difficult to get ahead on this car in short order On the up side, station wagons are gaining in popularity, especially independents like this first-year Hash. At least you won't lose as much as Chet did. #012-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK II hardtop coupe. S/N C5653935. Gold metallic/2-tone brown leather. Odo: 54,457 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. 1956 serial number, titled as a 1957 when sold new. Factory a/c. Very good older repaint, good original chrome with some light surface scratches. bay need detailing. Otherwise original condition, including mileage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,800. This must have been built early in the were installed in the mid 1950s. Stained, loose headliner. No engine cosmetics addressed. Original sun-baked window rubber. Glass is One look al the Spyder will Oar, you dreaming The Spyder Scale 1 2.3 is being built in a limited edition of 550 cars. Very supple original leather interior. Undercarriage and engine compartment in need of detailing and cleaning. Entire exhaust system in need of replacement (no easy task, since about half of the piping goes through the rocker carrozzeria metal and glass craftsmanship & design TECHNICAL DATA Two 12 volt batteries with 12 Ah .ad/gel accumulators, leak. proof, maintenance-free, rechargeable Chassis  Specs.  Wheels/Tires  Body .  Gears .  Brakes .  Speed  Misc  length Width Height  aluminum and special steel steel disc wheels/air Ii led tires hand•larnmaled fiberglass 2 forward. 1 reverse  through the motor whi • driving & disc hand brake 2.5 to 5 m. ph Spyder Sound, fuctioning Headlights & Taillights  1550 nun 61 670 err 2 6 .5 in.) A40 nun (17.5 in ) 00SPEED  269.382.6530 zoospeed.com October 2004 4766 NE 11th Ave., Ft Lauderdale, Florida tel. (954) 772.8272 fax (954)772 8148 salestPeurocoachworks cam www.eurocoachworks.com 61 GUROCOACHWORXS, INC. We design and hand build YOUR dream car Come to us with your ideas and let our designer and master metal and composites craftsmen turn them into the most unique vehicle on the road one that was custom built for you Our fully equipped facility allows us to complete the entire automobile on our premises Our expertise. we build concept vehicles for major manufacturers and have restore some of the rarest cars in the world


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Market Reports Aumann, Iola, WI panels). Generally a good, mostly original car that has several needs, regardless of whether it inwill be shown or driven. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,700. Mark Hs have generally been behind the curve for appreciation, and this car needlessly went beyond it. $20k is generally what its sale price should have been, so Chet did well on this one. #027-1956 STUDEBAKER GOLDEN HAWK coupe. S/N 6030566. Red & white/ white & black vinyl. Odo: 13,883 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Average quality repaint. Generally good brightwork. Some grinding damage to the windshield trim in paint prep. Reupholstered seats, with the remainder of the interior as original. Windlace around the driver's door American automotive landscape and the T-Bird had already become a luxury car, the Stude Hawks were the real American sports car for 1956. The big Packard V8 in the smaller coupe body gave robust performance. Sold to an online bidder, it went for slightly higher than the normal market price. #008-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH257414. White/green & white vinyl. Odo: 38,346 miles. All-original. Licensed in California until purchased for the collection at Barrett-Jackson in January 1999. FoMoCo mufflers on original pipes. Originality also includes sloppy application of seam sealer and door weatherstrip glue from the River Rouge award waiting to happen. Sold for $31k at B-.1 in '99, basically unused since then. Keep it maintained and the miles to a minimum, and the price has nowhere to go but up. Well bought. #015-1959 OLDSMOBILE 98 convert- ible. S/N 599W06324. White, copper accents/ maroon leather. Odo: 40,174 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl. Vintage-accessory programmable horn and 4-way flashers. Dealer-applied undercoating, replacement battery, replacement single exhaust system, fresh fluids. Very minor nicks in the nose. Superb original chrome. Leather seating surfaces somewhat stiff. Only frame is loose. Crazed plastic grille emblem. Minor panel fit issues. Accessory stainless steel side window shades. 1960s-vintage AM/FM in-dash radio. Undercoated. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $22,000. While the Corvette was trying to figure out what place it would take in the Assembly Plant. Could stand some light detailing under the hood (especially with the highly corroded battery retainer brackets). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,300. If you wanted a nicely glossed-up restoration on a red T-bird with incorrect Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels on radial tires, shop elsewhere. This is a preservation visible interior wear is on the driver's door armrest. Top is lightly soiled and the plastic backlight has some light surface scratches from cleaning, but in very good condition for being 45 years old. Exceptionally clean under the hood. Literally everything else is exactly what was on it when it was built. Optional Auto Collectors Garage 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, Tx 713-541-2281 fax 713-541-2286 www.autocollectorsgarage.com sales@autocollectorsgarage.com 1970 Jaguar XKE Corm 4.2 litre; 4 speed; 6 cylinder dual overhead cam; 2 carburetors; 4 wheel disc brakes; new interior and cloth soft top recently installed; mechanically excellent. $33,900 1965 427 Cobra Continuation Series: CSX4290; 427 aluminum heads; 2/4 barrens; 600HP; 4 wheel competition disc brakes; aluminum radiator; extra capacity engine cooling system.  $ 139,000 AMIN= 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: 427 ci/425hp; 4 speed full syncro; power steering; power brakes; sidepipes; knockoff wheels; numbers match. $69,900 weber carbs; 5 speed; factory a/c; power windows; superb hydraulics; ONLY 8,500 miles; Worlds First Super Car. 1974 Maserati Bora 4.9; 4 cam V8 with 4 $59,900 62 1955 Jaguar XK140MC; 3 year frame off restoration; Type C engine; 4 sp; wire wheels; dual exhaust; NEW Connally leather interior; NEW cloth top; NEW paint--everything NEW; Only driven 5 miles since restoration. $75,000 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Aumann, Iola, WI power seats, power windows, Autotronic Eye. Includes an extra set of 1959 Olds wheel covers. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,000. In Chet 's opinion, this was the nicest original car in his collection, and 1 have no reason to argue the point. While '59 Oldsmobiles don't float everyone's boat (and they really are boats), if you wanted a time-capsule car from the garish side of the 1950s, this was the one to get. About $10k more than what one would usually spend for a very nice '59 Olds soft top, but for this one it was money well spent. #016-1961 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE convertible. S/N 616M04270. Black/copper leather. Odo: 66,091 miles. 394-ci V8, 4-bbl carb, auto. Sold new 26 miles away in Stevens Point and made the collector-car circuit until purchased by Chet at BarrettJackson in January 2002 for $22,000. Paint on the hood was touched up; remainder is as applied by factory, with 43 years worth of minor polishing swirl marks. Panel fit is on headlight doors. Very good original chrome. 3-prong wheel covers on original steel wheels shod with 1980s-era radial tires. Engine compartment clean but not detailed. Car runs strong. Mechanical lifters correctly set for a very light tick. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,100. Spot on the money, considering the unmolested condition and the highest-horsepower carbureted engine for this model year While a 1964 is generally viewed as the least desirable year for a Sting Ray C-2, this car will still do nothing but go up in value. #114-1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR MONZA 900 hardtop coupe. S/N 105375W266864. Light yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 32,086 miles. 164-ci H6, twin 1-bbl carbs, 2-sp auto. Purchased at a charity auction 5 years ago for $2,100. Has sat ever since, and now it won't stay running. Bad gas was the hypothesis of Kenny Buttolph. Bad carburetors that need a rebuild is the hypothesis of B. Mitchell Carlson, who, unlike Kenny, actually tim of way too much storage, but would be nice again if laid hands upon by someone fluent in Corvair Purchased by an online bidder, who I hope isn't planning on driving it home (or even off the transporter). I managed to get exactly three bids on this car, when it started at $1,500. Beyond $2,500, go ahead and make Corvairs worth more on your own accord #025-1967 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 7R03C184716. Light yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 13,129 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4sp. Factory a/c. Unspectacular repaint. Chrome replated or replaced. Very clunky doors. Good usable interior with some splits developing in the seat vinyl seams. Grungy in the engine good, but doors require a solid slam. Leather in need of some conditioning. Original vinyl top. Very nice original chrome. Very clean and correct underhood. Power windows and console tachometer. Overall, in very commensurate condition for the miles indicated. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $35,200. Further proof that there's more to '60s cars than big-block Chevys, and that people are willing to pay dearly for nice examples. Went about $5k to $8k over what most thought it would do. $13,000 profit in two years isn't bad at all! #009-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 40867S112678. White/black vinyl. Odo: 21,278 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Unrestored original. Sold new in New Jersey. Was in a number of collections in the works on Corvairs. At least one very good repaint once in its existence. Metal cracks under the aftennarket antenna. Very nice original interior, almost no signs of wear. Musty, storedfor-years odor. Mileage indicated believed to be original, and seems to agree with the whole car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,400. Another vic- room. Undercoated, with select components in the exhaust system replaced. Aftermarket stereo and wheels. Original-style steel rims on correct tires sold with the car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,800. This was somewhat out of character for the collection, as it wasn't low mileage, well restored, or true to stock. However; it rang a bell with at least two folks, as it sold for at least $5k over reality, giving some credence to the fact that 1967-68 Mustangs are the fastest Pony cars to appreciate as of late.• "Offering a fine selection of European Vehicles" Order our FREE quartet* E-Newsletter! Jaguar Club News• Classic Car Features Upcoming Events - News and information you can use! Visit us online at www.classicshowcase.com upper Midwest during the past 15 years, acquired from the Kenny Buttolph collection 4 years ago. Factory-applied paint is in very good condition except for some light crazing October 2004  Sales 760.747 3188 Buying/Restoration 760 747 9947 Fax 760 747 4021 Preview by appointment please. management@classicshowcase.com 63


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Market Reports Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA Barrett-Jackson Los Angeles, CA June 26-27, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  cninc tntni •  High sale.  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Spanky Assiter, Tom Assiter, Clint Minchew, Amy Sparks Assiter, Mark Gellman, Sean Endicott, Kenton Merihew, Bart Hoythorne 163 119 cnn nnn Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) Report by David Slama, Bengt Halvorson, and Chip Baldoni Market opinions in italics ust two days after the Petersen Museum's 10th anniversary gala, Barrett-Jackson brought 163 cars to the upper levels of the adjacent parking garage. While the roof of a concrete parking structure isn't the ideal place to spend a hot and hazy June day in Southern California, it's made a lot better if you're surrounded by no-reserve collectible cars. Despite hot vinyl seats and scalding dash pads, bidders were enticed by the chance to drive away in something new. J While the sale rate was an impressive 73 percent, the $3.5 million total came in below last year's $4.2 million. If the take was less than Barrett-Jackson might have liked, we might point to the overall selection as a likely culprit. This year's auction wasn't as diverse as last year's event, with an absence of high-end collectibles. Indeed, not one Ferrari crossed the block. But what the sale lacked in Italian stallions, it made up for with American muscle. Top-priced domestics included a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible at $75,600, and a 1968 Shelby GT500KR fastback that brought $66,960. Oddly enough, the star of the event was, in fact, a sports car, a breathtaking 1964 Porsche 356C Carrera 2 Coupe. The top seller at $186,300, it surely brought a record price. There were more than a few oddballs to make it interesting, and they all sold—like the Jerrari (Jeep meets Ferrari, originally with a V12, now with an American V8) custom-made for Bill Harrah ($11,340), a custom '51 Ford C5 Pug street rod truck ($81,000) that would make a great fantasy tow vehicle for your fantasy hot rod, and a 260-mph Y2K Turbine Powered Superbike ($87,480) that was periodically started in the 64  ENGLISH #169-1955 JAGUAR XK140 roadster. S/N B14912799. Black/tan leather. Odo: 2,275 miles. 3.4-liter 16, twin SU carbs, 4-sp. Pinholes throughout paint, chrome aged but not bad. Interior a bit dirty. Includes tool kit. Completely 111111111111M111 -■•••■., restored in 1998. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $64,500. Although the XK140 shared the same chassis as the 120 there were several significant improvements, including rack-and-pinion steering and a larger cockpit. This was a nice but not perfect example. The seller could have taken this bid and run to the bank with no regrets. #427-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER convert- ible. S/N JAL662238. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 57,613 miles. 260-ci V8, 4-sp. Pimply paint but Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,380. Some of Tri umph's most successful years in the U.S. were in the early '70s. Domestic emission standards unfortunately kept the power down relative to European cars. Today's appeal is in its character, but at $25k there are many other choices out there, including big Healeys, although in lesser condition. Price guides peg this smallbumper car south of $20k, but for a car this nice, the PG is light. #187-1975 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE coupe. S/N CRD21324. Brown metallic/beige leather, black piping. RHD. Odo: 70,752 miles. Muhammad Ali's first Rolls. Original miles; restored a few years back. 6.75-liter V8, auto. Paint shows a few marks. Panel fit very good. Some minor nicks in rocker panels. Signs of touch-up inside doorsills. Vinyl hardtop roof in 73% Lot 178, 1964 Porsche 356C Carrera 2 Coupe, sold at S186,300 Tinsel Town, it's not much of a surprise that several star cars crossed the block. Kurt Russell, Jodie Foster, and Sylvester Stallone all had cars up for bid. They were joined by a Rolls formerly owned by Muhammad Ali, and also a Mini Cooper that was driven by Charlize Theron in the recent remake of "The Italian Job." must have been the appearance of Pamela Anderson, on hand to help sell her bright red Cadillac Series 62 convertible, originally a present from then-boyfriend Kid Rock. The car raised $48,600, with proceeds going to charity. Anderson temporarily interrupted the flow of the otherwise tightly run auction to sign autographs and appear in snapshots—and bring a little more heat to an already-hot aftemoon.—B.H. and D.S. The highlight for many of the attendees parking lot, and sounded like a fighter jet. With the sale smack in the middle of fair. Sharp interior, with wood dash, new gauges, and fresh carpet. Wiper scars on windshield and lots of small pits. Panasport wheels. Clean engine bay. 3 folders of pictures and history. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,600. A unique collaboration beween Sunbeam and Ford Midway through the production, Chrysler bought Sunbeam. But Sunbeam was forced to continue to use Ford's 260-ci V8 because Chrysler's small 273-c.i. V8 wouldn't fit (the Ford 289 was used in the Mk Hs). Market price. #120-1971 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CC67004L. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 84,225 miles. Doors make loud click when opened and shut. Chrome and paint perfect. Beautiful blueprinted engine and bay. Aftermarket steering wheel, clear gauges and glass. New Redline tires. No stereo. Less than 500 miles on restoration. Same owner for the last 22 years. good shape. Nice chrome outside. Inside, driver's side door handle loose. Assemblage of aftermarket audio. Lambswool rugs over decent carpets. Excellent wood. Driver's seat leather slightly cracked. Undercarriage shows use. Rear bumper fit slightly off. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,280. Celebrity ownership—even if longer ago, as in this case—usually commands Sports Car Market


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ACHIEVING MORE CHARGING LESS 11•1111 W .LASSIC  AUCTIONS z oormrtTi 1937 Frazer Nash Single Seater Varques of an Empire Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, United Kingdom. October 5th & 6th, 2004 FURTHER ENTRIES NOW INVITED As Europe's leading specialist collector's car auctioneers, we are pleased to announce this forthcoming auction of Fine Historic Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia. Set in the historic spring town of Buxton, Derbyshire, this sale features a highly desirable 1937 Frazer Nash Single Seater as well as three of the most sought after Austin Healeys in today's market. For further details on these and other entries or to order a catalogue, please visit www.classic-auctions.com or call +44 (0)1925 730630 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VISIT OUR WEBSITE... www.classic-auctions.com H&H Classic Auctions Ltd. Whitegate Farm. Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire WA4 4BZ Tel: +44 (0)1925 730630 Fax: F 44 (0)1925 730830 infoOclassic-auctions.co.uk 1955 Austin Healey 100M (TAC 620) Awaiting photo. The 1955 Earls Court Motor Show car which is simply stunning and finished in its original Florida Green. Donald Heeleys personal transport. 1962 Austin Healey 3000 Mk2 (222 NFC) Owned by Bruce Reynolds, the driver, and sold by the police after the Great Train Robbery. Superb, original and only 30,000 miles. 1953 Austin Healey Prototype (AHX 11) The Turin Motor Show car. Chassis no BN1L 134370. Presently on show in the Gaydon Museum and the sixth earliest Healey built. • 4 e r"-• fl) -4


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Market Reports Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA a premium. Bidders brought the bidding to at least $15k over this Rolls' otherwise-likely selling price. With Ali 's staying power the premium will stay, too. However, while it hard to imagine this Rollerfloating like a butterfly, I'm sure its repair bills will sting like a bee. #196-1990 LOTUS ESPRIT SE coupe. S/N SCCFC200LAF65398. White/tan. Odo: 19,133 miles. 2.2-liter turbo 14, 5-sp. Decent panel fit. Good paint with only a few small scratches and imperfections. Cracked taillight, some curb rash on wheels. Typical delamination of dash pad and wood cracking. Sony stereo. Upholstery year for the 280SL. With 180 hp and an automatic transmission these cars are more a statement of sportiness than sporty. Great examples can go for $40k, so with only a few needs this honest car deserved more. original body-color wheels and wheel covers. Clean underneath. Older restoration. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $195,000. Only 1,858 300SLs were made over six years, but even considering the rarity of these cars the amount bid seemed extremely generous. The paint is the big negative that's hard to overlook. Otherwise, the older restoration has aged well enough, but the expired 1998 tags let on that the cover hasn't been taken off this car often, if at all. If it hasn't been run much, it could be a mechanical nightmare. okay. Wrong wheel centers, optional wind deflector on sunroof. Side mirror cracked. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,570. Peter Stevens rounded the corners of Giugiaro's original 1976 design in 1988. But it was in '89 with the addition of GM electrics that the biggest difference to the Esprit was made. This was one of the nicest looking Esprits I've seen and had 1 not bought one the week before I would have been in on this car to at least $22k GERMAN #141-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210426501790. Red/white leather. Odo: 615 kilometers. Nice, deep red paint. Torn window felt on passenger side, door trim worn. Comes with books, tools, $20k in receipts, and original radio. Restored aim int oi A! #178-1964 PORSCHE 356C CARRERA 2 coupe. S/N 128441. Silver/dark blue vinyl. Odo: 70,477 miles. Rare 130-hp 4-cam engine. Beautiful car in concours quality. Perfect paint and panel fit. Sliding roof fits right. Only flaw found was slight cracking around right-side water drain hole (original equipment to divert flow away from the sliding roof). Otherwise, hard to fault. Wood steering wheel rim #127-1973 PORSCHE 911 targa. S/N 9113111269. Yellow/black. 3-liter engine installed; original 2.4 included. Great paint, chrome, and panel fit. Proper German weave carpet. CD player. Includes toolkit and binder with every receipt from the past 20 years. Cosmetic restoration 8 years ago, mechanical restoration 1-1/2 years ago. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,600. A very nice well-maintained car but had to go in order to pay for a bathroom remodel. Beyond the high estimate of our price guide, but throw in the extra engine and the first-hand testimonial of a passionate owner and the deal becomes fair #188 1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE - convertible. S/N 1592037479. Black/black. Odo: 49,278 miles. Jodie Foster's Bug, regularly driven in the 1980s and stored since then. Original 1600-cc engine, 4-sp. Repaint has a few minor chips. Headlight rings pitted. 10spoke Western wheel, a/c. Hole in the dash; glovebox full of loose wires for missing stereo. Correct California plates issued in 1979. Autographed glovebox door. Normal wear for a nice; switchgear looks showroom-new. Very clean undercarriage. Chromed steel wheels w/cluome caps. Factory Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $186,300. This sale set a new record for the 356C—by a long shot. Sold for a lofty $7,585 when new. This is one of two made between 1963 and 1965. But let this trailer queen stay a trailer queen. For the new owner to drive this would be an exercise in fear of rock chips and grenaded engines. 1,000 miles ago. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,400. This was the second year for the 300SL's little brother but car card claimed that it was an early production model that shared the same seats and visors as the 300. Owned by the same person for the past 15 years. Then why was he waiting till hours before the auction to touch up some paint chips? A very fair price for a solid car. #181 1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL - roadster. S/N 9804210002603A. Burgundy/ light brown synthetic. Odo: 8,469 miles. Paint has stress cracks and bubbling, with possible minor rust on lower panels. Door fit not quite right. Pilled carpet, steering wheel cracked, headliner discolored but okay. Interior evenly patinated. Good gauges and switchgear. Nice 66  #198-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412019599. Red/Midnight Blue. Odo: 80,131 miles. Auto. Decent paint. Becker AM/FM radio, a/c. Broken rotary dials on dash, faded and water-damaged wood trim around rear window. New tires, just 25-year-old unrestored car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,740. 1979 was the last year the convertible was made, and also the last year the Beetle was made in Germany and imported to the U.S. Beetle convertibles in similar condition can be found for around $10k. An untouched '79 in new-car condition sold for a market-correct $19,800 at the Kensington Hamptons sale (see p. 84). This was another case where celebrity ownership brought a big premium to an unspectacular car #181.1-2002  MERCEDES-BENZ serviced. Same owner since 1976. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. 1971 was the last CLK 55 AMG PACE CAR. S/N WDB2083701F033387. Silver/black leather. Sylvester Stallone-owned Fl pace car; gift from AMG and Bernie Ecclestone. 5.5-liter V8, auto. Good condition, no imperfections. Sabelt racing harnesses. Sparco seats. Cellphone holder. Pioneer sound system. Interior Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA looks to have been slathered with Armor All. Modifications to suspension, brakes, and exhaust. Sly's personal car for two years—includes signed letter. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. 1 of 4 such pace cars existing. With pace-car pedigree plus two counts of celebrity appeal, there's no question this one would sell at a big premium. Apparently $95k just wasn't enough. ITALIAN #155.1-I959 ABARTH-FIAT 750 GT ZAGATO coupe. S/N 100441464. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 22,133 miles. 747-cc 14, 4-sp. Modified with front-mounted radiator. The worst paint in the auction; dull and faded beyond hope. Driver's door perilously loose and ill-fitting. Aluminum pieces oxidized. Gauges sun-damaged. 2 of 3 pedals broken. Dark fluid leaking down inside of firewall into cabin. Rearview mirror tentatively held in place with single screw. Seat cushions dissolved. Carpet smells musty, rest of car smells like a mouse nest. Three-ear knockoff wheels. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $16,200. Called the Double Bubble because of two roof bulges for head clearance. Car got to the auction block on its own power and actually sounded pretty good, with minimal smoke. Contributor Raymond Milo, who was at the auction, said that bidding went way past the tax writeqff point. Restoring this heap is going to take a lot more time and money than waiting for a good ($25k) car to come along. 11147 1972 DETOMASO PANTERA - coupe. S/N THPNMR02662. White/black. Odo: 32,045 miles. Ford 351-ci V8, 5-sp. Left door, front hood, and right headlight bucket gaps slightly off. Major chip beneath engine lid. Nice condition otherwise. Le Carra steering wheel. Expired tags. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. The second year of the Pantera and one of just 4 out of 18 years offered in the U.S. It has always been a good performance value (300-plus horsepower for 3,000 pounds) but, due to its garden-variety powerplant, never considered a first-tier collectible. Prices of them are rising, however; especially for stock examples. #426-1975 MASEFtATI KHAMSIN coupe. S/N AM 120US1096. Red/tan leather. Odo: 12,078 miles. Auto. Nicks and scratches throughout front of car, glass has film from sitting. Rust around back window. Interior dirty and neglected but complete, leather dry, sun visors baggy. Bad hatch strut and faded door handles. Includes repair manual and some receipts. Fresh belts and hoses. Undercarriage a bit grimy. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. At one time this car had it all—an elegant Bertone design, a 315-hp V8, Italian leather, and a name referring to a hot desert wind. Now it THE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINET  pow , t % tOtlito 4 p : SOLID MAPLE  PULL-OUT BUTCHER BLOCK TOP FASTENER DRAWER October 2004  PULL-OUT SHELVES PRECISION BALL BEARING SLIDES BALDREA CAEN 'CO PA ;114 . 17240 Newhope Street • Fountain Valley, CA 92708' Telephone: 877.966.2253 • www.BaldheadCabinets.com 67


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Market Reports Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA has visible and invisible needs, and expensive ones at that. This car deserves a good home but bid just wasn't enough for the seller On the other hand, even at $18k, given the repairs that look to be needed, you're going to be far underwater. AMERICAN #134-1950 WILLYS JEEPSTER convertible truck. S/N SP19580LA. Yellow/black. Odo: 31,550 miles. 154-ci F-head 14, 4-sp. Paint dull. Small chips and nicks around window and door frame painted over. Dull chrome showing age. Gas filler door and bumper ledge scuffed. Slightly rusty undercarriage. Seats redone and in good shape. Bare-bones interior Continental kit, ps. Gold-plated grille and trim. Doors shut well, paint perfect. Some dings on windshield frame and bubbling to rear bumper chrome. Later Chevy radio that still has clean original look. Old-style battery. Early yellow California plates. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $65,000. A collectible car although being supplanted by '60s muscle of late. Gone are the days of $100k '57 Chevys. According to our database the market has seemed to settle at $60k-$65k mark. Thus the bid was appropriate. #171.1-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SN E57S102701. Orange-red/orange-red vinyl. Odo: 1,665 miles. 283-ci V8, auto. Paint very nice—only some faint scratches and a chip above gas door. Driver's door oddly complemented with late-model carpeting. Well optioned with dual wipers, bumper guards, rearview mirrors. Shiny chrome hubcaps, white sidewalls. Spare tire mounted to back bumper. Texas plates. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,610. Though not popular when new— having only 72 hp and lacking 4WD—Willys Overland Jeepsters have good following now that spans all types of enthusiasts. This Jeepster looked great as long as you were standing more than a few feet away which must be how it looked to those who took the bidding higher than expected. Either that, or they just really wanted one. #184-1951 FORD C5 PUG CUSTOM truck. S/N C5R1LB17735. Yellow. Odo: 6,342 miles. 502-ci V8, auto. Suicide doors. Perfect paint and chrome. Modern interior by McDonalds Upholstery. Overhead console with CD worse than buying a BMW 7-Series and selling it 4 years later Advantage: buyer every time. #417-1964 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N 45680L147681. Light blue/white/ turquoise vinyl/weave. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, 2-sp Powerglide auto. Factory a/c, power steering. Nice paint and panels. Pickup bed touched up in a few places; doesn't look like it's had much cargo since repaint. Small dents in chrome around front wheel wells. Front bumper scuffed. Faded trim inside. Replacement car pet looks good. Headliner discolored—could be original. Padded dash pulling back slightly. Wire hubcaps. Very old Motorola tuner and RCA speakers. Claimed restored to original condition, but showing some wear again. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,180. Although this El Camino doesn't bask in the muscle car spotlight of the later SS versions, values are on the way up for Chevy 's pickup car This one sold at the low end of current value, so well bought. Take note: the Ford Ranchero can't be far behind. #192-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS off 1/4 inch. Interior clean, but some orange peel to dash paint. Detailed engine bay. Widewall Firestones. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,740. If you like the tangerine color, you couldn't have done any better than this. Fair market value for a nice, soundly restored 'Vette that will always be a solid collectible. #448-1957 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup. S/N 3B57L116563. Red/black leather/red piping. Odo: 5,100 miles. Claimed $27,000 paint job, total of $130k invested. Billet interior knobs, Corvette logo headliner. Carbon fiber engine pieces, braided hoses, chrome coupe. S/N 41447A163208. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 29,489 miles. 409-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 425hp, 4-sp. Claimed all numbers matching, including trans and rear end. Repaint somewhat inconsistent, especially thick inside doors. Some drip marks around rear fascia. Signs of bodywork in back. Outside chrome excellent. Claimed all-original interior. Padded dash shows some delamination; carpets not fitting player. GM steering column with Ford wheel. Built by Kevin Dalrymple YMC. Suspension and driveline from '92 Chevy one-ton. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $75,000. A stunning custom truck in big-as-the-sun yellow. We couldn't find a flaw on it and the price seems fair. Now, which will be the first show the owner takes it to? And will he drive it or trailer it? #I57-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57S168312. Red/red and silver vinyl. Odo: 70,841 miles. Auto. 68  master cylinder, polished radiator. A custom, with lots of attention to detail. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $62,640. Another perfectly done custom vehicle, built at near cost-no-object detail to one personal taste—and for whatever reason must go at half the invested rate. I guess it's no well. Vinyl seats show well. Chrome inside scratched. Cloudy gauge lenses. Nice headliner. Older undercoating. New cheapo muffler with sticky label left to burn off. Period American Racing 5-spoke mag wheels, Redline tires, Positraction, padded dash option, factory tach, tilt wheel. Includes original wheels. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,160. There were some disconnects here. With a strong market for numbersmatching cars, details like a nice paint job would have paid off The untouched undercoating on a car this old is like a can of worms, too. An ideal—albeit expensive—candidate for a full-on restoration. Keep in mind, a wellrestored car without issues might seem like a bargain at only $5k-$10k more. #192.1-1966 SHELBY GT 350H fastback. S/N 6S1636. Black w/ gold stripes/black vinyl Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA exhaust, 3.0 Posi rear end. Window sticker and manual included. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $61,000. '67 was the last year of the Sting Ray body style. They came standard with a 327-ci V8, but it the 427 big-block that is driving up prices. This bid would have bought the car a few years ago, but the owner still feels there is more money out there now. and cloth. Odo: 61,484 miles. One of 1,000 Hertz cars. Has gone 80 miles in six years. Frame-off restoration by Concours Restorations in 1990. Decent repaint spoiled by micro-bubbling on hood and massive (2-in wide) blister at base of C-pillar. Paint chipped on side air scoop and rockers. Blackout area peeling off dull taillight chrome. Bad case of dash rash. Moldings looked aged and a little ragged. Slightly rusty underneath. Koni shocks, AM radio, Shelby signature on roof. Carroll Shelby dried chili in glovebox. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $44,000. These Rent-A-Racer cars could originally be had for $17/day and $0.17/mile. Those 80 miles since restoration must have been grueling. If this one's been locked in a garage for 6 years, some climate control would have helped, or maybe a good car cover The paint issues are an immediate need. Sold at a fair market price. #133-1967 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 7F02S138223. Moss Green Metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 4,178 miles. Bullitt clone. 4,000 miles since restoration. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Original GTA option; performance suspension, power disc brakes. Good panel fit. Nice lustrous repaint, but with minor defects around louvers, convertible sales dropped with each successive year between '65 and '71. This price was in line with an excellent stock car so it should be considered fully priced for one modified like this. #453-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S114092. Marina Blue/ white. Odo: 61,479 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-sp. NCRS-spec restoration. Hood binds in corner, #431-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 124678N335065. Cherry Red/dark red vinyl. Odo: 13,229 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Matching numbers. Claimed $30k restoration just completed by seller. New top; power mechanism works. Driver's door fit slightly off. No rust visible. Thick paint; slight paint pretty good but some orange peel and poor prep on doorsills. Lots of excess glue around weatherstripping. Interior nice; headliner off some. Synthetic leather in good shape. Original-look AM/FM radio. Factory a/c, side imperfections near bottom of doors. Good chrome. Nice interior, though the color is an odd (and likely non-original) combination with the bright red exterior. Carpets nice. Steering wheel cracked, some trim faded. Add-on tach. Some chrome add-ons underhood. Rallye wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,840. For a full No other parts site has a more exhaustive selection. doorsills, and wheelwells. Carpets showing a little wear. Delaminating, swollen dash. Aftermarket wood-rimmed wheel, as in movie. Edelbrock valve covers, mag wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,080. Originality usually brings the best price, but in this case being dressed up as a Bullitt brought slightly more for this GTA on auction block. Looks great from a few feet away but with enough minor imperfections to drive and enjoy—maybe even on the streets of San Francisco. #195-1967 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 7TO3C103518. Champagne/tan. Odo: 40,598 miles. 390-ci V8, auto. Originally equipped with a 289. Fresh repaint. Door panel gaps off some. New interior to stock pattern. Console crooked. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,000. 44,808 '67 Mustang convertibles were built, so they are not rare. Interestingly, Mustang October 2004  cb ® Motors More exhaust systems for less. 69


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Market Reports Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA resto that was just completed, there were some questions unanswered and little details left undone. This was the case with each of several recently restored GM muscle cars trucked in from an Ohio hobbyist. Sale price, given condition, was right on the money. #180 1968  - PLYMOUTH  ROAD RUNNER coupe. S/N RM21J8A226736. Red with black trim/silver and black vinyl. Odo: 46,499 miles. 426 Hemi, auto. Bodywork behind right rear wheel. Rust repair and sanding marks in front of both rear wheels and signs of rust to Clean but not overdone engine bay. Overall clean and presentable. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,960. An honest-looking muscle car is a rare find. Most have seen a checkered history, a direct correlation to their relative value. Seeing a King of the Road like this is a treat. Big Shelbys continue to surprise with strong prices, especially as they have no racing heritage whatsoever #170.1-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-10 RS/SS PACE CAR coupe. S/N 124379N637416. White with orange stripes/ white vinyl w/houndstooth. Odo: 85,743 miles. 396-ci V8, auto. 350 hp. Good panel fit. A couple dings on top of driver's door. Interior looks original, clean with like-new AM radio. door sills. Chrome good. Hole on dash where choke was. Shiny and clean interior. Panels screwed to dash covering radio and gauge areas. Redline tires. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $46,000. This same car equipped with a 383 is a $20k car max. This car needed to be in a bit better condition to fetch much more, but give it time. #148-1968 OLDSMOBILE 442 convert- ible. S/N 344678M342647. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 30,163 miles. 400-ci V8. Good paint and chrome. Weatherstripping crumbling around driver's door, door handle broken. Smells old, dash aged and dirty, steering wheel cracked, Chambered exhaust, factory a/c, tilt wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,000. 1969 was the first year of the second-generation Camaros. 200-300 Z10-optioned Indy Sports were built (the Z 11 was the convertible version.) These are not to be confused with even rarer official Indy Pace Car replicas. This car sold new for $4,836.75 in Phoenix, Arizona, and should be considered a fair deal at $40k today. gauges cloudy. Original AM radio, a/c. Engine bay clean and original. New exhaust. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $18,360. 1968 marked the first year that the 442 became a series to the Cutlass model and not an option package. Performance upgrades to the springs, shocks, wheels, and badging made the difference. Owner claims 100 miles since restoration—but when? Fair enough price—if the new owner invests in a strong detailing and some cosmetic repairs, this could be a $25,000 or more car #167-1968 SHELBY GT 5001CR coupe. S/N 8T02R21600204233. Green with white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 54,820 miles. 428-ci Cobra Jet V8, auto. Paint and panel fit good. Some minor scratches to chrome around door trim. New carpet, seats sag. Gauge rims aged. L f  70 11■411.41.1111111r #153-1969 JERRARI SUV. S/N CA953275. Green/creme leather. Odo: 106,834 miles. '69 Jeep Wagoneer 4x4 with Ferrari 365 front clip. Buick 350-ci V8, auto. Nice looking paint has some small bubbles visible up close. Full leather upholstery and trim looks and smells nice. Dash pad shrinking slightly. Sunroof looks leakproof. Polished mag wheels. No sign of rust. Solid-looking underneath and panels and bottom edges of doors, and a few nicks on door edge, even though owner says frame-off resto just completed. Taillamp bezel askew. Chrome nice, except for some pitting around windshield. Plastichrome inside peeling. Full gauges. Rallye rims. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $54,000. Prices paid for peak-period muscle cars continue to rise. Here, someone was willing to pay a trailer-queen price for a very nice driver No harm done. It only pushes up the market, and this buyer ended up with the desired car #191-1969 CHEVROLET YENKO CLONE coupe. S/N 123379N687898. Red/ off-white vinyl. Odo: 32,940 miles. 427-ci V8, auto. Trunk fit off, Bondo around rear fenders, overspray on some trim. Dash scuffed, new carpet. Black dash and white seats. Back window weatherstripping sloppy. Rallye wheels, Grant #165-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS 396 convertible. S/N 124679N639657. Fathom Green/dark green vinyl & cloth. Odo: 61,766 miles. Original 375-hp, 396-ci V8, auto. Original GM 163 intake, aftermarket Wilwood 4-wheel discs, power top, chrome valve covers. Driver's door fit slightly off. Very nice, lustrous paint. Minor bubbling on rocker ready for off-roading. Current California plate. Claimed midway through an extensive restoration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,340. Built for Bill Harrah because Enzo Ferrari wouldn 't build him one. Profiled in Road & Track, August 1971. Original Ferrari GTC/4 V I 2 could also be installed. Cool conversion or desecration? If you wince thinking of the E-type hearse in Harold and Maude, probably the latter La Forza aside, could this be the spiritual predecessor to the Porsche Cayenne? steering wheel, Hurst trigger shifter, aftermarket gauges. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $32,940. Don Yenko placed a Central Office Production Order (COPO) with Chevrolet for 417 Camaros to be built with performance parts. True Yenkos go for over $100k while fakey-dos, depending on the quality of the craftsmanship, can go from $17k (as one did at Scottsdale this year), to the mid $30s. Based on the condition of this car this was all the money and then some. #161 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T - coupe. S/N JS23V0B199931. Orange. Odo: 70,389 miles. 440-ci V8, Six Pack, auto. Shiny paint masks interior flaws. Smells moldy inside, door panels weather-stained. Surface rust due to dampness. New carpet doesn't fit. Missing trim pieces, screws, passenger seatbelt and window felt. 150-mph speedo, power brakes. 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Market Reports Barrett-Jackson, Los Angeles, CA to left rear wheel well. Thick repaint has parking lot dings on door edge. Severe dash wear. Door panels coming undone. Center console cracked, rear window molding bad. Carpet good. A/c, new BF Goodrich T/A tires. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $13,230. The retro muscular look of the Mach 1 ensures that they will see their day. This was a great-looking car from 6 feet away, but looking at it closely was a complete turn-off At $13k there's room enough to address many of its needs. 1,640 coupes were built with the more powerful 440. This typically doubles the car's value but because of the hastily assembled condition of this car, the price seems high even in light of rising Mopar prices. #416-1971 FORD MACH 1 coupe. White with black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 2,118 miles. 351-ci V8, auto. 3,000 miles since restoration. Hood fit off, recent bodywork done seats, AM/FM stereo, tach, clock, tilt wheel, pb, red headliner. All factory original; has full invoice history. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Aside from any provenance regarding its role in a Bond movie there should have been more bidding considering this is a true and upholstery all look good. Tilt wheel, original AM/FM radio, a/c, ps, disc brakes. Clean undercarriage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,400. A very nicely and completely restored El Camino with a rare SS 454 package. You may have to drive it with several bags of sand in the back to take advantage of its power What was odd 20 years ago is becoming in fashion today. A bargain when compared to a Chevelle SS 454.* #176-1971 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 007 coupe. S/N IFO5J100076. Red-orange/ orange vinyl. Odo: 72,058 miles. Used in the movie "Diamonds are Forever." 429-ci Cobra Jet V8, auto, dual exhaust. Repainted. 3-tone Cobra Jet car A perfect CJ is worth $30k so a #2 condition car with some fame to flaunt is definitely worth more than $22k. The diamonds would be free. #140-1972 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS pickup. S/N 1D80W2K524380. Gold/ black vinyl. Odo: 78,906 miles. 454-ci V8, auto. Functional cowl induction, 345 hp. Frame-off restoration 60 miles ago. Only a few flaws to a nice paint job. Great chrome. Carpet ,011141‘ 4 41111' quests ittau arylvc, it In[ ciirlicr Omit (Alters. After all, it is hard to - I e el) a polesetting LeMans GT40 MK IV to 55MPII. Especially wheri ills on the way to '11 r where it will join  on the Veterans Green in Westport, CT and benefits  food, cold drints, and betels are only n. for information visit  October 2004  of the most rare and rac y automobliles and motorcycles. The show is . I-lot cars, hot or call 203.227.7988. 71


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Market Reports Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney, Australia Bonhams & Goodman Sydney, Australia May 23, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  Tim Goodman 34 21 62% $1,580,000 Million High sale: Lot 937, AC Cobra Mark 1, sold at $317,203 Premium:12% (included in prices of lots sold) MI prices quoted in USS (converted from AS1.00 =11.5.50.715) Report by John Clucas Market opinions in italics T itn Goodman established Goodrnans & Co. in Sydney in 1979, an auction house that mainly handled artwork and jewelry. The enterprise grew and diversified, and by 1994 included motor car auctions in its portfolio. Two or three years later, a partnership was formed with Robert Brooks' international motor auction business, leading to the formation of Brooks & Goodman. Bentley Azure convertible at $222,835, and a 1957 Bentley Continental SI, a steal at $150,671 considering its pristine condition. Recent years have seen buyer reticence when it comes to the higher value cars offered for sale at auction in Australia. While this trend was still apparent, we did see the loosening of some purse strings. Perhaps this relatively small auction might be a harbinger of things to come for Bonhams' newly reorganized Australian enterprise.—J. C. ENGLISH #946-1921 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST ALPINE EAGLE tourer. S/N 88NE. Eng. #055H. Blue with black wings/black leather. RED. Odo: 1,185 miles. Excellent panels. Minor paint chips. Nice patina on German silver plating. Seats nicely worn in. Engine tidy and very clean, correct fittings everywhere. bellhousing, ancient tires. Virtually everything in place, but lots more commitment needed to complete the monster. SOLD AT $28,549. A lot of machinery for the price. Bought fairly if this combination was also the buyer 's dream. #950-1936 LAGONDA LG45 DHC. S/N 12176G10. Eng. #12176G10. Burgundy/camel leather. RHD. Odo: 34,512 miles. 4-sp. Trunk dented. Bodywork splits around trunk. Paint badly scaling. Older rechrome and retrim. A series of international mergers of auction companies led to the signing of a licensing agreement with Bonhams, and in September of last year, the creation of Bonhams & Goodman. The arrangement enables the two parties to share specialist personnel and marketing strategies. Four collectible car auctions are held in Sydney each year and the business expects to soon have a much greater presence in New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Current turnover from motor car auctions is around U.S.$4 million per year. May's auction was promoted as Australia's most important classic motor auction in 20 years, which wasn't far from the truth. Three of the country's most notable collectors had decided to sell their collections, or at least significant parts thereof, at one sitting. When a well-known Sydney stockbroker added a few more exclusive cars to the list, publicity of the event almost looked after itself. Some highly desirable vehicles were up for sale for the first time in years. The 34 cars offered might have been the major attraction, but another 760 lots of motoring memorabilia, mascots, books and vintage parts added even greater interest. Top automobile sale was a Mk I AC Cobra. No doubt its early success in Australian motor racing helped it achieve its very healthy hammer price of $317,000. Other sale highlights included a low mileage 1995 72  Well used and well cared for since restoration. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $220,668. As highperformance Silver Ghosts, the Alpine Eagles command a premium. And this one had some sympathetic modifications to (arguably) raise its value further Bidding reached the low estimate and it should have sold there. #953-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I tourer. S/N 9YC. Eng. #0T65. White/black leather. RHD. Odo: 8,509 miles. 4-sp, Kellow Fallciner coachwork. Forgiving paint color. Bad Door trims badly scuffed by winders. Engine clean and well polished. A stunning machine, from a distance. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $91,916. A '30s classic with good performance and even better looks. Priced about right, but needs a lot more money invested before any concours d 'elegance entry. #955-1936 BENTLEY 4-1/4 LITRE sedan. S/N B151GP. Eng. #E6BDX. Two-tone blue/ cream leather. RHD. Odo: 85,066 miles. Panel fit imperfect. Minor scratches in good paint, all new chrome, but some buff marks, interior as file marks in places, poor repairs to front right wing. Windshield chips. Nickel plating in need of a polish. Interior as new. Beautiful hood, very neat engine bay. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $60,060. A good performer and more practical and drivable than a Ghost. Deserved a higher bid. #948-1936 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III rolling chassis. S/N 3AZ102. Eng. #R1608. RHD. A rolling Phantom III chassis, fitted with a 27-liter V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor engine. Mechanical condition unknown. No new. Engine beautiful, oil drips below. Totally restored 4-5 years ago with good attention to authenticity. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $75,336. High class, classic '30s motoring only spoiled by whitewalls. Vendor should have been very satisfied with the final bid and would have almost redeemed the restoration costs. #954-1957 BENTLEY S1 CONTINENTAL fastback coupe. S/N BC 75 BG. Eng. #BC 74 B. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 61,094 miles. 4-sp. Panels and paint flawless. Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney, Australia Minor pitting in chrome sill strips. As-new interior with stunning inlaid walnut veneer dash. Engine bay clean and neat and not overrestored. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $150,671. One of about 123 built and probably the best of all those around today. A one-off opportunity to buy one of Bentley's postwar best. Quite cheap considering its desirability and condition. #942-1960 JAGUAR XK150 DHC. S/N S827620BW. Eng. #61148. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 10,134 miles. 3.4-liter, auto. New engine. Door fit only average. Glossy paint, but poorly prepared. Beautiful retrim only spoiled by a horrid digital alarm keypad. Whitewalls RHD. Odo: 77,253 miles. Auto. Irregular door gaps. Average repaint. Rear bumper repairs, front bumper loose. New carpets, original dash. Badly scratched windshield. Unrestored but beautifully kept engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,807. The 420 is better and more desirable with manual shift. Like many older Jaguar models in driver condition, this is an inexpensive purchase until it comes to repairs. A fair price if it remains reliable. #956-1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 S coupe. S/N V811693RCAS. Eng. #V5401693S. Maroon/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 62,069 miles. #85453L410MTIT. Wildberry/Magnolia leather. RHD. Excellent panels. Minor cleaning scratches in excellent paint. Stainless panels on bumpers needing polish. Discoloration and scratches in plastic rear window. Roof still excellent. Interior as new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $222,835. Very fast, very classy, and very luxurious motoring, but you don't get all three for nothing. Bought at the right price, which was well below the estimate. #945A-1996 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL T coupe. S/N SCB2U23C7VCH53338. Eng. #87657L410MTIT5. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 15,000 kilometers. Panels and paint excellent. Minor scratches in stainless bumper rarely suit an XK but work nicely on this one Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $54,321. The XK150 was not as sporty as the sports Jaguar models before and after it. This one offered refined classic motoring, if you must have an auto. Priced about right. #939-1965 AC COBRA MARK 1 road- ster. S/N COB 6033. Eng. #5416. Green/red leather. RHD. Odo: 28,737 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-sp. Good panels, but paint tiring from older repaint (or is that still the original?). Chrome shows appropriate patina. Seats and carpets 5-sp. Older repaint still excellent. Beautifu straight and original chromework. Original interior a bit grubby, with scuffed sills and worn carpet. Seats okay. Scratched driver's window. Engine bay clean and unrestored. Nicely presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,686. Not the most collectible Aston, but a joy to drive. A good buy if the engine's okay. #941-1988 BENTLEY TURBO RL se- dan. S/N SCBZNOTAOJCH22331. Eng. #62434L410 1T/. Black/burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 28,332 miles. Evidence of repairs around grille and front edge of hood. panels, interior as new, road grime below floor level, hood struts not working. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $222,835. Much sportier than its predecessor (the Continental R), with 645 lb-ft of torque and 0-100 mph in 14.8 sec. Sold at a fair price considering the negligible mileage. #966-1997 JAGUAR D-TYPE REPLICA. S/N 7A8JX000797552166. Eng. #7B606668. Yellow and green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 479 miles. Tempero replica. 3.8-liter 16, 4-sp. show some wear but are still very good. Windshield chipped. Modern coil and wiring detract from clean, original engine bay. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $317,203. One of the most desirable Cobras and arguably Australia's most successful Cobra racer of the late 1960s. Only worth these dollars down here. #961-1967 JAGUAR 420 sedan. S/N PIF273IBW. Eng. #7F40868. Gold/tan leather. 74 Crooked badge. Very good paint but slight pitting all over. Perfect interior. Minor windshield chips. Nicely presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $56,303. Plenty of performance, and this one was ordered new with even more luxury than standard. Money appropriate to the condition and mileage. #945-1995 BENTLEY AZURE convertible. S/N SCBZK15C5TCH53641. Eng. Minor paint faults and cracks, extra hood louvers poorly fitted. Interior alloy panels well scuffed. Window plastic okay. Clean engine. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $23,061. One of the better brands of the many replica D-types, Tempero boasts improvements on the original mechanicals. The low estimate of $64k was way hopeful. FRENCH #940- 1922 DELAGE CO2 GRAND SPORT tourer. S/N 12034. Eng. #93. Yellow Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney, Australia #962-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SE cabriolet. S/N 12803020003309. Eng. #12798320000722. White/red leather. RHD. Odo: 85,894 miles. Paint pimpled all over, sanding marks in hood. Front bumper scratched RHD. Odo: 41,750 miles. Recent repaint okay. Badly corroded vents in hood and sides. Very good carpet and seats. Water stains around sunroof, scratches in rear window. Vent winder missing, tired door seals. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,367. This was a fine car in its day, but there was too much to do to bring this one back. Sold at a fair price. with blue wings/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 8,818 miles. 4-sp. New, stunning bodywork built in the late 1990s. All-new nickel-silver, all-new interior. Beautiful engine with mirror finish. Few miles since its total rebuild. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $142,142. Modified for racing in Australia in the 1940s and then timed at 102 mph. One of only a handful left in the world. Difficult to value, but probably should have sold at this price. #943-1998  RENAULT  SPIDER. S/N VMKAFOHP518060135. Eng. #F7RD720C000438. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 8,500 kilometers. 2.0-liter14. Original but orange-peely paint with dust inclusions. #964-1978 PORSCHE 930 TURBO. S/N 9308700648. Eng. #6780652. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 100,022 kilometers. 4-sp. Paint chips touched up. Driver's carpet stretched and worn. Headliner marked by sliding sunroof. and split. Full interior recently retrimmed. Rear window Perspex scratched. Engine bay tired. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $51,688. Functional, attractive, and truly collectible fyou 're M-B inclined. The paint condition didn't help the sale, but it deserved a higher bid. #959-1971 BMW 2800 CS coupe. S/N 2206195. Eng. #2206195. White/black leather. Seats still nice. Beautiful wheels. Little attention to engine bay. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $33,398. Reasonably robust, but when they've done this mileage they've seen redline more than once. Final bid was right on the mark and should have been accepted. #934-1980 PORSCHE 930 TURBO coupe. S/N 93BS000030. Eng. #6710059. Cream/ brown leather. RHD. Odo: 20,833 kilometers. FI, 4-sp. Nice original paint has a few chips. Odd paint blisters on trunk. Unmarked interior. As-new condition throughout. Cond: I. SOLD AT $27,756. A technical tour de force capable of 135 mph. Not everyone yearns to own one of these. Sold very cheaply. GERMAN #944-1957 PORSCHE 356 speedster. S/N 83899. Eng. #751932. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 39,241 kilometers. 1600-cc, 4-sp. Excellent panel fit and paint. Chrome mostly excellent, minor pitting in light surrounds. Seats, carpets, and mats all new. Engine compartment Original Wool Trunk Carpeting for 275. 330, Daytona, 365 GT 2+2 Ferrari Dino Complete Guages or Dress-up Parts Ferrari Daytona Complete Gauges or Dress-up Parts Ferrari Restoration Headquarters Dhig_Lca Ferrari Daytona new gauges Ferrari Dino New Clock less than perfect. Very nicely restored but not the best in the world. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $99,126. No world beater, but highly collectable. The year suggests it 's really the preferred 356A model, but it not the ultimate Carerra model. Bought at top dollar considering the above. October 2004  Ferrari New Vintage Gauges Available. 166, 195, 225. 250. Made in Italy by the Original Craftsmen. for Dinos and Daytonas tel: 713-849-2400 Ferrari Dino Gauge Cluster Available Brand New www.reoriginals.com  fax: 713-849-2401 75


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  Market Reports Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney, Australia Alloys and plating all dull. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $43,616. With its high performance, open top, and Porsche badge, the 964 is anything but an 11-year-old used car Fair enough bid for a well-cared-for car ITALIAN Seats new or as new. Seatbelt rubs on driver's seat edge. Sunroof. Very original and unmolested in every respect. Could have been better prepared for sale though. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,045. This was every boy racer's dream car in 1980. Low mileage brought a well above average price on this one. #952-1993 PORSCHE 964 targa. S/N WPOZZZ96ZPS430290. Eng. #62P05070. Black metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 74,933 kilometers. 3.6-liter H6, 5-sp. Excellent panels and paint. Minor imperfections in hood, roof fit better than most Targas. Nice interior but black as a cave Engine bay fine. #951-1975 MASERATI ICHAMSIN coupe. S/N AM120317. Eng. #1097. Blue/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 62,636 kilometers. 4.9-1iter V8, auto. Older repaint. Paint blemishes on rear panel. Large chip in windshield. Grubby work straight and original, showing patina. Interior as new. Modern electronic ignition components look out of place. Overall condition keeps with the age and very low miles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,436. The 308 fourseater was designed by Bertone to challenge the 911, but it was nowhere as pretty as its 246 Dino predecessor The brown interior is no one's favorite. Buyer will have trouble getting this price again, especially if he adds some miles. engine bay, front bumper badly cracked. New cream seats showing inevitable marks. Cheap floor mats, loose headlining. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,028. Very Italian, if that appeals. 150-mph capability. Unlikely to appreciate greatly and expensive to maintain, so the high bid should have been enough. #933-1976 FERRARI 308 GT4 coupe. S/N 09412. Eng. #00613. Cream/brown leather. RI-ID. Odo: 14,883 kilometers. 5-sp. Lots of minor crazing beneath this paint layer. Chrome 'HERITAGE CLAS 8980 SeNTA WILICA BOULEVARD BEVE)ALY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90 Phone: 310 MOTO-RCAR COMPANY 6  - — 699 'Fpx: 310-657-9698 #960-1997 FERRARI F355 SPIDER. S/N ZFFXR48D000107926. Eng. #F129C45202. Blue/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 7,147 kilometers. 6-sp. Paint, panels, and interior as new. Minor 1956 AC Ace Roadster, Red with Black leather, gorgeous California car, recently rebuilt engine, full weather equipment, many receipts, runs and drives beautifully $79,500 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, Horizon Blue with White coves 8 Red interior, 245HP. 283cu in.. V8. matching numbers, auto, two tops  $59,500 1957 Jaguar X1(140 MC OTS Roadster, Cotswold Blue with Light Blue leather, frame off restoration of a rust free, matching numbers, special equipment, CA car, C-Type head, chrome wire wheels full weather equipment, tools. runs 8 drives superbly $711,500 -4414i 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster, Red with Black leather interior 8 White soft top, a real 'barn find", in storage 25+ years, 102k original miles, eng. and trans. rebuilt at 84K,new clutch at 100k. Many receipts and original hand books with service . stamps, represents an incredible opportunity to acquire one of these elusive vehicles ... 8186,500 ' 1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible, Desert Sand with matching two tone interior. very original car with light cosmetic restoration. 323 cam. straight eight cylinder "Spitfire" engine with  fluid drive transmission, runs 8 driver very well..  $84,500   /  f• 1965 Silver Cloud Ill Continental Orophead Coupe, Black with Black leather, factory A/C, 1 of $128,500 49 LHD cars built  1973 BMW 3.0 CSL Lightweight, Black with Black interior, #401 of 429 built, fuel injected 3.0 liter engine, very clean, original 54k, great driving example of this rare and highly prized sports coupe. Roof 8 trunk spoilers with front fender fences, $48,500 1966 Aston Martin 1:1116 Ventage Coupe. Cumberland Grey/Black leather interior, 325 BHP engine triple side Weber carbs, 5-spd. ZF tans., new leather/carpets. SS exhaust system, Koni conversion, chrome wire wheels, very clean throughout $98.500 1967 OB6 Mk 1 Coupe, Dark Blue with Parchment leather, lovely CA car, rare auto trans.  $04,500 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE, Silver with Dark Blue leather interior, very original CA car, 1 owner since 1979, rebuilt engine, new clutch 8 brakes, working overdrive, polished Borranis, great driving example of Ferrari's prettiest 2+2 $69,500 1962 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 Coupe, Silver with Black leather, superb original car, in private museum last 25 years. 95,000km, original wood rim steering wheel, books and tools 6124,500 r It al ig lc 1 s s s _ 76  Spoils Car Market 1954 MGTF 1500, Black with Red leather, immaculate fully restored CA car, converted to RHD, Heritage Certificate  $28,500


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Market Reports Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney, Australia seatbelt scuffs on edge of driver's seat. Minor marks on soft top. Grime in inaccessible parts of engine bay. Hardly used in 7 years. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $124,124. Arguably one of the best proportioned Ferrari convertibles of recent times, and good for 170 mph. Could have sold for a bit more, considering the low mileage. AUSTRALIAN #957-1926 MINERVA AF 30 CV town car. S/N 55502. Eng. #55502. Burgundy with black wings. RHD. Fair panel fit considering le Baron timber frame coachwork. Excellent paint, except scrapes on pillar shut faces. Interior totally arch protection tired. Fresh and immaculate interior. Excellent glass. Presentable engine. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $52,052. All power options. Stunning to look at and a wonderful experience to drive. Bidding stopped well short of the low estimate. Deserving of more. #932-1967 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 7TO3C219391. Eng. #L57773. Cream/red leather. RHD. Odo: 36,570 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. Excellent panel fit. Very good repaint. $53,132. One of the most famous pieces ofAustralia's 1970s motor racing history. Difficult to value the attached history, but sold close to high estimate. #937-1978 FORD FALCON XC COBRA coupe. S/N JG65UM00061. Eng. #JG65UM00061. White with blue/black and blue cloth. RHD. Odo: 11,388 kilometers. 5.8liter V8, 4-sp. Fair repaint over poorly repaired restored. Modern ammeter, beautiful engine Believable claim of $140,000 restoration in 1999. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $59,640. Upper-class 1920s motoring. Little of the restoration costs will ever be redeemed on this one. Sadly, the high bid is probably all it's worth. AMERICAN #963-1954  CHEVROLET  COR- VETTE roadster. S/N E54S004348. Eng. #30715759K0415. Red/red. RID. Odo: 439 miles. Chevy V8 replacing original 16; auto. Hood and trunk fit poorly. Variable paint, some color mismatch. Blister on rear bumper No other parts site is straighter. chrome. Beautiful new interior. Bad scratch on windshield. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,046. An all-time American classic. Not as collectible as the rarer model preceding it nor the V8 following it, but good fun anyway. The vendor must have wanted out with this one. Well bought, despite the flaws. #958-1957 CADILLAC BIARRITZ convertible. S/N 5762002907. Eng. #59G126726. Mauve Metallic/red leather. Odo: 85,496 miles. Auto. Panels and paint stunning. Bumper 'wheel et Y Motors More body panels for less. October 2004  72 Nice chrome has some buff marks from repairs. Perfectly restored interior. Inevitable grey smudges on the white roof. Dirty sills not attractive for sale. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,272. Perhaps a little spendy, but the buyer is left with nothing to do except clean it. #938-1975 FORD FALCON XB/XC GT coupe. S/N N81377PJG655T1013JG. Eng. #JG33NM61674K. White/black/black cloth. RHD. Odo: 32,201 miles. V8, 4-sp. Poor panel fit everywhere with matching repaint. Spartan race interior. Cheap new carpets. Neat but functional engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT panels, including the roof! Poor fit on trunk and bumpers. New wheels and tires, new interior. Clean engine, but no longer new. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,790. A hot, low-volume brainchild of Edsel Ford II, and a cult car for some Australians. Sold within its estimated range. Its rarity must have been the attraction.•


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Market Reports Leake-Kruse, Tulsa, OK INTERNATIONAL *-131; —11 121 Leake Auction Company Kruse International Leake Collector Car Auciton Tulsa, OK June 11-13. 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse, Matthew Kruse, and Rod Egan 639 358 56% 9,994,186 High sale: ...Lot 475, 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, sold at 988,800 Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) zik Report by Paul Prather and Vicki Forbes Market opinions in italics howcasing the city's oil, industrial, and automobile heritage, Tulsa, Oklahoma's Leake/Kruse Auction is an annual rite of summer, held in indoor comfort at the Tulsa Fairgrounds International Petroleum Exhibition Building. The 446,400 square feet of "unobstructed interior volume" in the world's largest clearspan building featured what seemed to be acres of cars, trucks and memorabilia in this year's event, the 32nd annual Tulsa Collector Car Show. S Beginning with the hardest-ticket-intown Charity Cocktail Party on Friday night through the final drop of the auctioneer's gavel late Sunday, the event left thousands feeling great about some unique, historically significant, and above all, beautiful cars. The final total of $9,055,000 almost doubled the previous year, and 60 percent of the 639 cars offered went on to new owners. The top seller was a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4, hammered sold at $388,800. Some Depression-era Classics went for big money including a 1930 Cadillac V16 All Weather Sedan for $245,700, a 1932 Auburn Model 12-160A at $226,800, a 1934 Packard Series 1107 Twin Six that made $180,900 and a 1933 Lincoln KB selling for $141,480. There were 56 cars from the collection of the late Mac McGlumphy, including a 1936 Cadillac Series 36-85 V12 Convertible Sedan, sold at $91,800; a 1939 Cadillac Series 61 Convertible Sedan, sold at $31,590, and a 1986 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limousine, sold at $68,040. 78  One of the more interesting entries was the 1918 Tulsa 4, the only known remaining example of a short-lived effort to start an automobile manufacturing plant in what was then hailed as the "Oil Capitol of the World." It was sold for $37,800 to a group of Tulsans who immediately donated it to the Tulsa Historical Society. Currently on display at a local bank, the car has generated quite a hullabaloo of controversy over its origin, its disappearance, and subsequent reemergence. Some argue it was pulled from a creek bed south of town and restored, while others believe it, and possibly others, were never "lost" to begin with. In any event, this automobile was sure to "fire up" memories of Tulsa's wilder times during the oil boom days.—P.P. & V.F. For those with the need for speed, there were plenty of Hemis, Shelby Mustangs and other muscle cars. Among the favorites was the "Halloween Edition" 1971 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner receiving bids up to $160,000 but failing to find a new home. Of particular interest to Shelby Collectors was a pristine 1968 Shelby GT 500 that sold for $82,620. A 1973 Hurst Cutlass went to a new owner for $18,090. original and unrestored. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,556. Last year of production for this series. Sale price was well below market, even for a car in this condition—being original with needs. If mechanicals are in similar condition to the rest of the car, then this V12 was well bought. #192-1979 MGB convertible. Red/black. Odo: 97,379 miles. 4-sp. Dull paint with touch-ups everywhere. Door dented. Wire wheels rusted. Cracked dash, worn shift knob, ENGLISH #786-1969 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW shooting brake. S/N SRH5407. Silver gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 60,891 miles. V8, auto. Aged, scratched, and dull paint. Worn rubber window seals. Good head- dirty seats. Aftermarket Panasonic radio, wires hanging out from under dash. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $4,104. A scary vehicle. Seems like a lot of money for a car with such obvious (and expensive) needs. In fact, even free seems like a lot of money for this car #505-1984 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT coupe. Burgundy/Parchment. Odo: 47,402 miles. Good paint and panel fit. Scratches on front headlight assembly. Hazy chrome. Aged interior. Tinted glass with no visible scratches. Black tar on wheel covers. Clunky, old-style cell phone included. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $19,440. Reported to have same liner. Trailer hitch. Claimed to be only survivor of three built. Ex-Mac McGlumphy vehicle. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $23,760. Despite its provenance, this car appears to have been used just like any old station wagon. It had been recently advertised on eBay but was a no sale. #255-1974 JAGUAR XICE RH 2+2 coupe. White/Brick Red. Odo: 44,152 miles. V12, auto. Numerous paint imperfections. Bonnet panel fit poor. Missing rubber strip for chrome bumper. Brick Red interior in good condition. Dash and dials in good condition. Appears owner past 10 years. So long as this car doesn't have any serious mechanical needs, this was the right price to pay for that vintage Country Club look. And you're way better off buying a 20-year-old Roller for cheap than buying a 5year-old one for five times the price. If it's not a new one, you don't get high fives anyway. Spoils Car Market


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Market Reports Leake-Kruse, Tulsa, OK #2497-1985 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE convertible. Black/creme leather. Odo: 35,800 miles. Auto. Scratches around exterior. Door dings. Bumpers cracking and peeling. Top in very good condition. Seats and floor dirty. Wood dash cracking. Local Oklahoma car with spotty service records available. A cute car but with needs. Seller did well to get rid of this one. #173 - 1980 MERCEDES-BENZ GELANDEWAGEN 280GE sedan. Pea Green/black & creme plaid cloth. Odo: 75,249 miles. 4-sp. Mileage exempt. Rust on headlights. Pop-up-sunroof, Safari top. Bumpers look as if they have been the States, and at a bargain price, all things considered. #838 1975 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE - Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,960. Last year of the Corniche Series I. A good looker from 10 feet away. Anywhere up close, this Roller was ready to pick the new owner pocket. Seller was very happy with this more than fair bid. GERMAN #2539-1962 PORSCHE 356B KARMANN SUPER coupe. Slate Grey/green/blue. Odo: 6,624 miles. 4-sp. Excellent paint and panel fit. Chrome clear and shiny. Interior spotless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,350. The new owner benefits from an over-$50,000 restoration. A spotless car that sold above market value. Owner certainly got one ofthe nicest 356s in convertible. Maroon/black. Odo: 53,232 miles. 4-sp. Rebuilt engine, carbs instead of Fl. Yellow showing under poor brown repaint, mixing to shades of rust brown or maroon. Top in poor condition. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,832. chewed on. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $14,040. Wellused Gelandewagen. Doors shut with a thud. Numerous paint touch ups. Missing edges on plastic bumpers. Unless previously owned by a celebrity, sale price was way high, but trendy G-wagens tend to get bidders excited. #27 I -1997 PORSCHE 911 coupe. Red/tan leather. Odo: 19,443 miles. 3.6-liter turbo H6, 6-sp. 400 hp. Excellent throughout. Original sticker showed $114k. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $83,160. No flaws to be found with this car It appeared to be a true garage queen. Striking HirMIAN LTD. Classic Cars sales acquisitions consultation Refining your collection? Recent Sale: 1937 Delahaye 135M Figoni & Falaschi Calffi olet Best of Show, Pebble Beach HYMAN LTD. • 2310 CHAFFEE • ST. LOUIS, MO 63146 (314)524-6000 • SALES@HYMANLTD.COM • WWW.HYMANLTD.COM October 2004 79


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Market Reports Leake-Kruse, Tulsa, OK red paint had plenty of admirers. Seller wanted $85k. Bid just short of the right price. ITALIAN #475-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 DAYTONA SPYDER. Yellow/black/yellow. Odo: 25,000 kilometers. Number 51 of the genuine Daytona Spiders. Perfect in virtually every respect. Factory certification of origin; all supporting documentation. No-expense- have been used far more than the miles indicated. Several puddles of oil underneath indicate costly mechanical trouble. Very high sale price for this condition. JAPANESE #136-2003 CMG HQ12 scooter. Red/tan. Odo: 95 miles. Will hold driver and 2 passengers. Appears to be missing parts from clutch or brake mechanism. Japanese floor mats. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,350. Why zoom headlight turns with steering wheel. Flawlessly restored. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $226,800. The chassis switch made this one of the most talked-about vehicles at the auction. Purchased by the Hammer Collection in Los Angeles. Healthy price shows that giving bidders accurate information, even about chassis switches, can lead to stronger bidding—all the stories are dispelled, and they know exactly what they are trying to buy. #750-1936 CADILLAC LIMOUSINE. S/N 4110652. Hunter Green/Parchment. Odo: 60,640 miles. Auto. Very good paint with deep patina. Perfect-fitting top. Beautiful leather interior looks right out of the factory. Rear glass spared restoration in 1993. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $388,800. The prior owner is a long-time car enthusiast who takes his collections seriously, so it follows that this car wasn't missing anything. The buyer purchased an excellent Ferrari. Right on the money. #263-1982 FERRARI 308 GTSi targa. Black/tan. Odo: 16,800 miles. 5-sp. Mileage exempt. Dull finish. Passenger door scratched. Seat covers; actual upholstery shows wear from use. Oil leak very noticeable. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $29,430. The heavy wear throughout should set off a warning that this car may around the auction in a golf cart when you can be driven in a real Japanese scooter? Engine and odd gear-shifting mechanism right between your legs. Just don't get caught in the rain. AMERICAN #755-1932 AUBURN 12-160A boattail speedster. Apple Green/Forest Green. Odo: 95 miles. V12. Body was originally fitted on an 8-cylinder chassis but was later switched to a 12-cyl chassis. CCCA-sanctioned. Excellent fit and finish throughout. Pilot/Ray center window perfect. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $91,800. This former Pebble Beach car needs very little to be back in the trophy hunt. Not a bad price for a car that will attract attention anywhere. #749-1939 CADILLAC SERIES 61 convertible. S/N 8294605. Black/burgundy. Odo: 4,908 miles. Paint in fair condition. Chrome pitted, especially on door handles. Dash worn. Burn mark on starter knob. Part of the late Mac yal"...  80 •  Austin Healey Specialists (262) 375-0876 • www.fourintune.com McGlumphy collection. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,590. The pitted chrome is no surprise on this and other McGlumphy collection automobiles. Once purchased, these cars sat in his Museum without being started or driven for years. This is an impressive vehicle that can either Sports Car Market


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be driven and enjoyed as-is (likely after some modest mechanical work) or fully restored. #181 1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. Venetian Red/red. Odo: 29,101 miles. Auto. Good panel fit except for slight gap in driver's door. New top fits well. Paint in very good condition throughout. Period tires. $22,788. With lots of curb appeal, this huge vehicle drew plenty of lookers. Fair price. #472-1959 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. Yellow/black. 348-ci V8, Tri-Power, 4-sp. Very good paint; yellow color was outstanding. Spinner hubcaps gave a sporting look. Good fit and finish. Headliner, seats, and Excellent interior. Beautiful Corvette—looks to be very well maintained with virtually no flaws. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $84,240. Corvette buyers know their vehicles and this car, bought on the first day of the three-day auction, appeared to be in world-class condition. #446-1956 FORD FAIRLANE VICTORIA coupe. Fiesta Red/Creme w/ red & gold inserts. Fordomatic transmission. 200 miles on fresh restoration. Very good paint and finish. Interior well done. Nice emblems and detailing throughout. Wheels painted to match exterior. Aftermarket-looking a/c. Cond: 2. SOLD AT 1=ar-t f:y carpet in good condition. Engine compartment well detailed. Although an older restoration, this car was extremely clean. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,310. These cars, or shall we call them trucks, have seen a rise in value of late. Premium price paid for this premium vehicle. 1983 Lancia LC-2 Group C (Prototype) #LC-002 Built by Lancia with support from sister company — Ferrari. (Engine 3.0 Ferrari V8 TwinTurbo — 850 BHP.) Lancia/Martini works car for '83-86 season including pole position for '83 LeMans, finished Second fastest qualifier for LeMans in '85, finished 6' h. Wins at Spa, Imola, Kyalami — driven by Patrese, Alboreto, Wollek, Fabi, DeCesaris, Heyer, Barilla, Nannini. "100 point" ground up restoration, mechanicals to race specifications. P.O.A. 1985 Tyrrell Formula I #012/7 Purchased from private collection of Ken Tyrrell. Built for '85 season for Brundle and Stefan Bellof. Driven by Bellof at Estoril, Imola, Monaco, Montreal, Detroit, Spa, Nurburgring. Recently completed 3,000 hour ground up restoration of exacting standards, including new newly built DFY Cosworth "short stroke" engine. P.O.A. October 2004 81 cared-for. All knobs and accessories appear intact. Working clock. Large whitewall tires with factory hubcaps. Claimed four-owner, non-smoker car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,048. Striking exterior color; good chrome and pretty interior make this huge car a standout. Drive as-is or restore. Either way, a lot of car for the money. #130-1962 STUDEBAKER HAWK CT coupe. White/blue. Odo: 76,367 miles. Pitted chrome. Broken plastic fins above headlights. Rust dripping from exhaust pipes. Torn headliner. Original radio. A/c bolted on below dash. Original-look hubcaps. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $4,644. Car appeared all original with most of its parts intact. Interior dirty and worn but salvageable with some effort. Claimed to Market Reports Leake-Kruse, Tulsa, OK #183-1961 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL sedan. Burgundy/white. Odo: 82,907 miles. Good-condition, expansive exterior chrome. Headliner in good condition. Leather on drivers, seat worn from use. Wood interior very well Phone: 831.423.5704 Fax: 831.423.2239 email: canepa98@aol.com


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Market Reports Leake-Kruse, Tulsa, OK #487-1968 SHELBY GT 500. S/N 8TO3S179559. Highland Green/black. Odo: 83,257 miles. 428-ci V8, auto. #02140 in Shelby Registry. Striking color. Good panel fit all around. Bare metal repaint appeared to be well done. Very clean throughout. Sequential taillights working. 10-spoke wheels, period tires. have been driven to the auction. Certainly well worth the small money paid. #485-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. Red/white. Odo: 60,427 miles. Auto. Well-done restoration. Very good paint with excellent wire wheels. Solid thud when the door is closed. Interior in excellent condition, but driver's door panel fits unevenly. Sliding steering column. Wire wheels, disappearing convertible top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,180. These cars make excellent drivers and are starting to appreciate. Accept only the best models, as the convertible mechanism can be difficult to fix with its numerous servos. #2507-1967 DODGE CORONET 500 PILOT convertible. S/N WP27H77100020. Mauve/mauve. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Numbers-matching engine. Flawless fit and finish. Tonneau cover. Pre-production pilot car hand assembled and built in April 1966 in St. Louis. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $49,680. Perfect inside and out. An unusual and rare piece of history. Good buy. #184-1968 FORD MUSTANG coupe. White/turquoise. Odo: 16,404 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. Good paint, hazy chrome. Aftermarket steering wheel and radio, cheesy Roadmaster discount-store speakers in rear window. Poor-quality window tinting. Generally tired 302 Turbo Fire. Good fit and finish all around. Excellent paint and interior work. Engine bay clean and well detailed. Factory a/c. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,388. If this is all you've got to spend, and you don't want a plain-Jane coupe, then a nicely done clone is the way to go. coupe. White/black. Odo: 79,423 miles. 440-ci V8, auto. Vinyl top. Appears mostly original. Panel fit not flush on rear panel and trunk. New #463-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD t.1:11 - 4 110‘' and worn out. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $5,184. Just another old Mustang looking for a new owner to tend to its many needs. All the money. 82 paint job appeared rushed and could have benefitted from some attention to detail. Engine well detailed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $87,480. Even if imperfect, these cars command strong prices. This one was no exception. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. A no-sale at over three times the already outdated high price listed in our 2004 Price Guide (Hemis have climbed astronomically this year), this car just may be worth a few dollars more. With only Sports Car Market 11.1- done very well. Panel on inside door jamb appears to be rewelded. Fit and finish overall was excellent. Daytona radials. Very nice interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $87,480. This car needed nothing. Well bought. Is this a new record for a non-Hemi RR coupe? #504-1971 PLYMOUTH HEM! ROAD RUNNER coupe. Hemi Orange/black/orange inserts. 426-ci Street Hemi V8, auto. One of three Halloween Cars. Super Trac Pac with Dana 60 rear end. Front and rear spoilers, original sheetmetal. Excellent paint, finish, fit and interior. 1 of 27 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner hardtops with automatic. Cond: 1-. Electric top and remote mirrors. Owner was on hand to answer all questions, with documentation. A very well presented older restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,620. Premium price for a truly premium Shelby. Hopefully the new owner is just going to hang on to this one for a while; if so, he S sure to make some money. #713-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. Fly Yellow/black. Z-28 clone. 302-ci V8, auto. Car card claimed engine to be a 383 but air cleaner stated few scratches. Very good interior. Power disc brakes, ps, full gauges, factory tach; front spoiler, rear window louvers, factory Shelby wheels. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,140. This good-looking Shelby sold for a premium. The prices for Shelby 'Stangs continue to climb. #2420-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER coupe. Toro Red/black. Odo: 57,240 miles. 440-ci V8, Six Pack, auto. RM21Vspec. w/ 4.10 Posi. Striking red with Coyote Duster decals on air filter. Recent repaint was #481-1970 SHELBY GT 350 coupe. Competition Orange/white. Odo: 13,893 miles. 4-sp. Shelby Registry. Panel fit off on passenger door and on hood. Striking paint. Stickers/decals removed on front. Chrome has a


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Market Reports Kensington, Hamptons, NY 55 Hemis made in '71, collectors want the best and the rarest. This car was both. #498-1973 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS HURST coupe. White/black. Odor 12,387 miles. 455-ci V8, auto. Excellent panel fit. Decals faded. Rear window pitted. Reverse lights need replacement. Swivel seats, digital tach. KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP Kensington Motors Hamptons Auto Classic Auction Bridgehampton, NY June 13, 2004 Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Omar Landis and Jim Landis 162 53 41,VVV,LJJ 33% 9 cc Lot S64, 1953 Cadillac Eldorado, sold at $138,600 Factory wheels, ps, pb. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,090. One of 1,097 built. A well-done restoration with excellent attention to detail will make this car a better-than-average driver despite some minor flaws. Fair price. #2549-1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM coupe. White/tan. Odor 22,428 miles. 6.6-liter V8. Very good exterior fit. Repaint appears to still be in good condition. Good decals. Interior in very good condition. Honeycomb wheels. ENGLISH Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics he venue for the Hamptons Auto Classic, held in conjunction with the Hamptons Concours d'Elegance, is a park in Bridgehampton, NY. Yes, this is one of the famed and fabled "Hamptons," where New York City's well-heeled go to play all summer and regular folks occasionally venture up for a long weekend. Situated next to a Long Island Railroad line, the park can hardly be called scenic, but it's an adequate layout with plenty of room for buyers and sellers to meet and examine vehicles in an open-air setting. One large tent was dedicated to the auction effort, with a series of smaller tents for vendors, food service, and administration. T Tilt steering wheel, 8-track. Original sticker, build sheet, invoice, and brochures included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,692. Put on your gold chains, grab that 8-track of Earth, Wind & Fire and turn the ignition key. At this price the new owner is going to have a smile bigger than Jeff Spicoli's when he borrows his friend's car Great buy. #739-1979 CUSHMAN TRUCKSTER. White/black. Three doors and three wheels. Utility area in the back. Paint and interior good. Room for two in the front. New gas Top sale was a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado that changed hands for a reported $138,600. The buy of the sale was a 1982 Chrysler Imperial, "Frank Sinatra Edition," which found a new home for an astonishingly low $880. A 1953 Fiat 500 Topolino sold for a quite reasonable $7,370. On the surprisingly high end, a 1990 Jaguar XJS convertible sold for $24,200. Getting attendees to put their hands up proved to be a major undertaking. Despite the best efforts of auction sponsor and Kensington Motors owner Peter Mole and his assistant Jean Lynch, only 53 out of 162 cars offered were sold, resulting in a disheartening 33 percent sales rate. Trying to understand such a result, we must point out that this year's event had been expanded from a traditional one-day Saturday event to two days. While the sales percentages for Friday were well above the overall results, Saturday's sales were flat. tank. Part of the late Mac McGlumphy collection. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,428. Cute threewheeled wonder Forget about taking a bike to school. Get one of these for your non-drivingage teenagers• October 2004  Mole's formula for this regional event has been relatively simple in past years: advertise, get the local community involved, and the buyers will come. This year, however, the addition of a few greater-New York-area dealers increased the number of consignments, yet no requisite increase in paint. No flaws showing. Chrome is very good, with no dents or pitting. Hood and door gaps excellent. Some rubber gaskets look weak. Excellent glass. Interior looks as if it was professionally replaced at time of recent restoration. 83 #S11-1958 JAGUAR XK150 DHC. S/N S837282DN. Green/green leather. Odor 31,807 miles. Older repaint, perhaps done in the 1970s to a so-so standard. Now aged and faded. Weak chrome. Trunk fit has been modified by damage so that it sits up perhaps 5 inches. Interior has wear, but excepting scuffing on driver's bolster, remains well preserved. Cond: 4. SOLD _ the number of potential purchasers materialized. Auctions often help collector car dealers market their stock, with the quid pro quo that these are quality cars with reasonable reserves. Although many of the cars here were good ones, reserves seemed to be aggressive. Finding cars with reasonable reserves seems to be the toughest part of the auction business all around these days. If this can be accomplished, getting buyers to spend a weekend in the Hamptons shouldn't be difficult.—D.K. AT $29,000. You just don't see them like this anymore—by now most XK 1 50s seen at auction are either rusted-out culls or fully restored trailer queens. This one was neither As an older restoration, this would be a chance to drive one for awhile before you get the coin and nerve to do a full restoration. Fully priced for condition. #S53-1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II sedan. S/N LSZD179. Velvet Green/tan. Odor 51,679 miles. Auto. Very nice


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Market Reports Kensington, Hamptons, NY Full does from new—said to be a fastidiously maintained car. Overall, a very happy-appearing example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. Silver Cloud owners rejoice. This one sold for more than I've seen a Cloud-series car go for in a long time. It's possible that it just a market anomaly, however; it's also possible that the market is waking up to the fact that Cloud series cars are currently underpriced. #F21-1990 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJNW4841LC168625. Gold/tan leather. Odo: 28,202 miles. Auto. Untouched paint, very good brightwork. Otherwise perfect top has 11/2-inch tear below rear window. Has all the hallmarks of a garaged car. Very nice interior also unmarred. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,200. presentation, very nice paint, excepting divot in front fender. Good chrome. All gaskets have been replaced. Good glass and targa bar. Original interior except for front seat covers. Looks to have been well cared for and professionally maintained. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,900. A very surprising and above-market result for a very nice but nowhere near show quality Targa. Realizing that 911 owners have recently seen that there is true value in some of the earlier cars, perhaps a 911S Targa is a potential keeper Perhaps this is the start of an upward trend. Way over auction retail price achieved here; cars in this condition at this price can be found at any number of dealers throughout the U.S. XJSs are hardly the hot seller right now. If the new owner was looking for a classy convertible in excellent shape, he got one for less than the price of a new Chrysler. If he was looking for an investment, he has a very long wait. #S-2004 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT coupe. S/N SCBCRG3W54L021939. Neptune Blue/Portland Gray. 6.0-liter W-12, auto. New car from local dealer; a portion of the proceeds to go to Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Flawless paint, chrome, and interior. A new car #F33A-1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 1592038522. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 338 miles. Brand new car, miles claimed original, a time capsule. Some very light age-related wear, but clean and tidy. Some said this one has repaint work. It's possible, but I won't bet the farm on that. Build quality and gti Otamonnia  l=111111■1■111111.1fFilte! iii All, and drench the leather with Hyde Food. Thai 1' one way to clean up all the Audi doody! #S12A-1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 300TE station wagon. S/N WDBED90E2PF257158. White/grey. Odo: 137,553 miles. Auto. 4Matic with traction control. No obvious paintwork on this medium-high-miles wagon. Trust a Benz interior to hold up this well; only light wear noted to MB-Tex. Good chrome and glass. Third seat, sunroof, roof rack. ABS brakes, radar detector, driver and passenger airbags. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,040. When the 4Matic four-wheel drive system works, these are lovely cars to own, drive, and operate. When it doesn 't, they can be expensive headaches. If this car was as nice mechanically as it is physically, it was a very good buy on a usable but no longer late-model Benz. ITAUAN that looks every bit like this is its first trip off the showroom floor. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $185,000. So much for the 400 advance orders and the one-year waiting list. This car failed to change hands at a scant $25,000 above list. I'll admit that Neptune Blue is not the best color for this car, but think of this—the amount over MSRP could reasonably have been considered a donation and still no one stepped up. GERMAN #F29-1976 PORSCHE 911S TARGA. S/N 9116021142. Black/tan leather. Odo: 76,529 miles. 5-sp. Seller says one of the best unrestored in the country. Very nice 84 paint quality were not at their apex in 1979. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,800. Cost $7,517 when new. Your classic new old car dilemma presented here. Every mile will cost the new owner big dollars per use, as each mile added onto the odometer puts it that much closer to being just another used car Even though it was nice, it was far from perfect. Perhaps the new owner will put it in a time capsule for twentyfive more years. #S36-1983 AUDI QUATTRO coupe. S/N WAUDL0856DA900522. White/grey leather. Odo: 45,850 miles. 5-sp. White paint has lots of fade, however still has enough color for one or two more buffings. Not so for the mostly faded blackout trim. Lots of dings on the trailing edge of the driver's door—opened in anger too many times? Yokohama AVID V4 tires. Interior is dry and cracked, looks to have more wear than miles admit. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,180. Sold to a dealer That should clue you in that he thought it was cheap enough to make a buck on it. Run this bad boy through the detail shop, immerse the blackout trim in Armor #F6-1953 FIAT 500 TOPOLINO coupe. S/N 388383. Red/tan. Odo: 98,409 kilometers. Recent complete reconditioning, the auction company's description said, a bold statement for economy and the environment. Huh? Fold-back top. Good paint, most chrome is pitted, but complete. Cloth on top is wrinkled but looks to be of a recent vintage. Interior is 40.46. •■•■••••■ surprisingly original, could use some pointing up, as some of the material is peeling in places, revealing the name of the original vinyl supplier on the back. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,370. In Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Kensington, Hamptons, NY 1952, Fiat managed to officially import just 19 cars into the U.S., so don go looking to find an original domestic spec Fiat for your collection. A great buy here—a usable and good-looking amateur-quality restoration just waiting for summertime fun use, as long as you don 't plan on going far ..or fast. #S31-1966 GRIFFITH 600 coupe. S/N 6000006A. Black/black leather. Odo: 19,492 miles. Auto. One of 9 built, engineered by Mark Donohue, only one with automatic transmission, full documentation from Jack Griffith. Personal wood wheel, AM radio. Last seen at Listed on car card as a 348 GTS. The first year of production, the 348 series was quite similar in appearance to the 328 with some styling cues lifted from the Testarossa. I can't imagine why the owner of this car would not let it go for this bid unless he is overly emotionally attached. Dead on the retail money. AMERICAN is scuffed, surrounds pulling away on driver's side. Front turn signal lenses are cloudy and losing color. A good-size chunk of the rear fender has a recent hit. Bumper bent, lots of body filler showing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,400. Appears to be the first 4001 built. The high bidder was a dealer He thinks this car has quite a bit of upside. I tend to agree, though being the first of a series is more of a conversation point than a value-booster My recommendation is to sell it fast before any more problems creep up. It's a good long-term hold for a dreamer with a modest checkbook Reported sold BarrettJackson, Scottsdale, 1992, $48,000. Amelia Island, where it sold for $28,600. Still nicely presented. No changes in condition noted. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. No profit here for the new owner at this price once transportation and auction fees are added in. This is a handsome car and is well restored; however, Griffiths of this body style never set the world on fire when new. #F41-1967 FERRARI 330 2+2 coupe. S/N 9423. Silver blue/tan. 5-sp. Paint shows some color change to driver's door. Looks to have been resprayed. Some pot metal chromed pieces have pitting; balance of chrome is good. Interior is original, never resprayed, has good #S71-1989 FERRARI 348 TB coupe. S/N ZFFA35A0K0082682. Fly Yellow/tan leather. Odo: 22,520 miles. 5-sp. Front bumper has obvious respray; other paint appears to be factory. Shows well, with good glass and trim. Wear to driver's seat bolster. No respray to leather evident. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. #F30-1949 FORD CUSTOM convertible. S/N 49BA7E3364. Yellow/burgundy/red leather/brown cloth. Odo: 85,537 miles. Owner says it's a frame-off restoration—one of the best in the country. Fog lights, full fender skirts. Very nice restoration, claimed over $75,000 spent, believable. Excellent paint, chrome is new or as new. Fresh gaskets. Nice top has vinyl trim in contrasting color, a nice touch. Excellent interior. Nicely done throughout. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,900. A quite reasonable value. One could even build a case for it being worth as much as $7,000 to $10,000 more. It's not perfect, but it the nicest one I've seen in some time. If I were in the market for a postwar Ford convertible, I think I might have raised my hand for this one. #S64-1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 536Z97915. Alpine White/ black and white leather. Odo: 1,152 miles. THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE patina, possibly too worn for some potential buyers. Cond: 3 +. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. / believe this was the classic case of "But honey, I've been trying to sell the Ferrari and no one is buying" as the asking price posted on the window after the sale was way over retail. A nice car with some needs, but shows well. It's worth more than the bid, but not what the current owner is asking. #F50-1977 FERRARI 400i coupe. S/N F101CLI 9353. Burgundy/burgundy/black leather. Odo: 80,185 kilometers. Auto. Good paint has plenty of shine. Some problems underneath including bubbles on the driver's door. Chrome trim is mostly good. Ding in rear window surround, discoloration to most stainless pieces. Factory star mags. Front bumper October 2004  LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS 4# 1 iii J 445.u.tm;ts WC, R L CoW I DE TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags_com 85


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Market Reports Kensington, Hamptons, NY SOLD AT $49,000. Sale said to be pending by the auction company. Cost new a whopping $13,074 (a Coupe de Ville was just $5,231 in 1958). One of just 304 built in 1958. It's hard not to like one of these stainless-steel-topped, pillarless wonders. In a non-original red, it looks even better than it did when a few years old. Worth the bid, and I could argue for even a bit more. Auto. Owner says restored to perfection, claimed best in the country. Add-on a/c is a nice installation. Very good to excellent paint, one or two light scratches. Excellent chrome, cloth top. Beautiful interior is well-fitted, excellent shape. Might be one of the best, but it's not perfect. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $138,600. One of just 532 Eldorados built in 1953, carrying a suggested list price of $7,750. Big money here. Anytime a '53 Eldo cracks the $100,000 mark, it has to be a very, very, nice example. This one was, but the high bid still surprised me. #F55-1956 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER TOWN & COUNTRY station wagon. Black/ black & white houndstooth. Odo: 32,095 miles. 354-ci Hemi V8, auto. Said to be one of 1,070 built. Add-on ARA a/c unit perhaps 25-30 years old. Full seatbelts. Paint is decent, appears to have been well applied but not fresh. Good #S27-1959 FORD GALAXIE SKYLINER convertible. S/N B9KW185575. Green/green/ white. Odo: 99,866 miles. Retractable hardtop convertible w/ rare factory a/c. Paint to a showquality standard, very good chrome. Originalstyle interior has excellent fit. AM/FM/cassette AT $10,450. Even after being out of service as cabs for many, many years, the Checker is still a recognizable icon of big city life and no big city is more connected to Checkers than NYC. Iffun money for you means a $10,000 weekend, then no harm done. In the real world, however a little expensive for condition. There's always an upside to owning a Checker: You can go into business real fastjust by driving down city streets and waiting for someone to hail you. installed in dash where AM used to sit. A very nice older restoration in a pleasing 1950s color combination. Includes original window sticker. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,300. Well above book value, but no harm done here. By nature, the retractables are not the easiest of restorations, so this likely sold for less than the cost of restoration. This was the right car in the right colors and with the right equipment. chrome and glass. Wide white tires have dry rot. Houndstooth cloth is not original but looks good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,350. Finding another like this would be a challenge—I don't think I've ever seen one at auction. I wasn't the only one at this auction to fall in love with this car. It pretty much has it all—a Hemi, a/c, and a wagon configuration. A popular price guide has the value of this car in this condition at around $6,000. I'll take all you have at that price, please. #S54-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM coupe. S/N 58P017398. Red/ red leather. Odo: 1,714 miles. Auto. Older restoration. Very nice paint appears to have been #S34-1960 KELLISON XK roadster. S/N XKO03. Red/red. Odo: 9,907 miles. 350-ci Chevy V8, auto. Claimed one of 3 built. Very nicely finished body with excellent paint, good brightwork, fit and finish not usually associated with kit cars. Interior appears to be a mix #F25-1965 BUICK RIVIERA coupe. S/N 4944754914842. Sand/tan leather. Odo: 36,651 miles. 425-ci V8, auto. Grand Sport wheels, speed alert, trumpet horn, deluxe interior. Power antenna, windows, seats, ps/pb, AM/FM. Very nice, fresh (2000) repaint. Chrome shows well, marred by one scratch on front bumper. Largely original interior shows well. New USA Classic radials have good look. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,225. It's all there except for one important thing—air conditioning. If you can live without the mechanical breeze, this is a performance-oriented Riviera, not one purely for luxury. I liked this car and so did someone else; he paid a high but fair price. #S28-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- of old and new. Leather shows wear, seats have some age. Gauges are recent VDO as seen on many hot rods. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,900. This example was in excellent condition and did show quite well. Fit and finish issues are always a question on any car with a kit car origin, but this one was nicely done. Kellison built car kits from 1959 through 1972. Price achieved seems fair well applied as no age problems are present. Chrome is very good, including the numerous stainless trim bits. Stainless roof excellent. Rubber gaskets show some age wear; some are poor. Excellent leather. Poor-quality carpets hurt the overall effect of the interior. Cond: 3+. 86  #S1-1963 CHECKER MARATHON S/N 816344663. Yellow/brown. Odo: 42,263 miles. Auto. Privately owned, but with Yellow Cab treatment, paint done to a better-than-cab-company quality—not good, just stuck on. No taxi meter or jump seats. Outside done with vinyl stripes and stick-ons. Interior shows plenty of wear—yet is still serviceable. Cond: 3-. SOLD ible. S/N SF08C657441. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 15,408 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. GT package, but not built or marketed here as one. Very good panel fit, a quick look underneath shows a good, rust-free undercarriage. Very good paint. Excellent chrome excepting vent window OM _  ' 111L4 40/ • . 4 I surround. Styled steel wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,480. A minor bargain, this car is actually worth a bit more than the buyer paid. With the cheater GT package, it looks better than a stock Mustang. Owner-added power steering Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Kensington, Hamptons, NY makes this car more usable than its original configuration. Well bought. #S38-1965 SHELBY 4000 COBRA SERIES roadster. S/N CSX4242. Red/black leather. Odo: 535 miles. 427-ci side-oiler medium riser by Lawrence Racing, build date 5/20/02. 12.25:1 compression, 4-sp, 3.73 rear, 15-inch BF Goodrich Euro T/A tires look good condition six-cylinder Mustang, it 's about $3,000 above market. #F75-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE coupe. SIN RH23F77186322. Red/black. Odo: 17,400 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-sp. Paint appears to have been quickly and thickly applied, has lots of shine but little quality. Wet sanding, color sanding, and heavy buffing will help. Chrome is pitted and scratched, stainless trim is very tired and needs professional buffing. Futura 10111111111111111 •■••■■••r- -geommene, claim of former ownership by Eve! Knieval or Elvis Presley. As a former owner of a Cadillac station wagon, I can proudly say that this one was worth a tad more than the high bid. But not to me—I've already scratched that itch. #F3-1989 BUICK FtEATTA coupe. S/N 1G4ECI1C9KB900149. Red/tan leather. Odo: 80,604 miles. 3.8-liter V6, auto. Factory paint recently buffed to within an inch of its life; still holds a good shine but a touch thin. Blackout trim appears lightly discolored, gaskets good. Front tires appear to be retreads, mismatched with factory clearcoat paint and no stripes. Halibrand-style mags. No paint problems noted, interior still as new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. The 4000-series Cobras have not proven to be a great investment. It seems that many of the buyers who purchased one for speculative purposes wished they had not. Give me a good, honest, real 289, and I'll be happy. #F1-1966 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 6T08T253825. Yellow/black. Odo: 20,289 miles. 200-ci 16, auto. Fresh paint. Quite good chrome, with some small flaws. Good top, no-name radials. Seats have pony pattern in GLS tires complete the "1 don't care" look on the outside. Steering column is from an autotrans car, still has PRNDL showing. Original seats have torn seams. Magnum 500 wheels. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Had! been the seller, I would have run to the bank with this offer. Yes, nice ones can bring this much or more; this just isn't a very nice example. $15,000 spent on restoration could have made this into a decent $17,000 example...not much reason to go there. #F32-1976 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD BROUGHAM Castilian station wagon. S/N 6B69S6Q258984. Brown/beige/velour. Odo: 62,486 miles. Seller says only 50 built. Good paint and chrome. Driver claims this car has front to rear. Rub strip on front bumper has damage. Interior shows wear indicative of miles. A used car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,100. Cost new $26,700 plus options. In 1989 they built 7009 of them—all coupes. The first Reatta convertibles were built in 1990. In a world where everything is fair; this car should have brought three or four times the high bid. Not so for Reattas. They are everywhere and still cheap.• Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! the header, not in the correct area for actual pony seats. Full console. No reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,700. Fully priced. With a 6-cylinder engine, no a/c, and a non-original interior; this car surprised me with its high bid. I would have pegged it far less. As a driver- , been in the family since new, with Jersey tags. I'm not going to ask what family. Very good cloth interior. Very original. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. Possibly the first and only Cadillac wagon presented at auction without a Parts & Service Contact: GW Bartlett 4401 North Old SR 3, Muncie, IN 47303 ' MEM email: JaguarXJ220USA@aol.com telephone: Factory Authorized October 2004 765-289-0689 765-289-0689 F 1 ,.  ,..., "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." -800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 87


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Market Reports Mecum, St. Paul, MN MECUM Auctioneers:  Number of lots:  Number of lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS Mecum Auction Inc. Back To The '50s Collector Car Auction St. Paul, MN June 19, 2004 Mike Hagerman, Mark Delzell 173 89 51.4% S1,030,875 Lot Fl, 1932 Ford V8 roadster highboy street rod, sold at S38,063. Premium: $300 on lots up to $5,499, $500 on lots S5,500-59,999 and 5% on lots $10,000 and up (included in prices of sold lots) Report by B. Mitchell Carlson and Marit Peterson Market opinions in italics s a Minnesotan, I can safely say that in these parts, we tend to be pretty conservative about spending money at collector car auctions. Visions of those astronomical television-induced selling prices from the Arizona auctions in January just don't work here— A - But realistically priced decent cars (not to be confused with tarted-up cheap auction specials) on the lower end of the spectrum do sell well—and they did here. Indeed, over half of the sales at Mecum's June auction in St. Paul were in the $10,000 to $25,000 range. And just over half is what Dana Mecum and his crew managed to sell. The number of consignments increased from last year, and the vast majority that signed up this year did so late in the game. Quite a few of the consignments showed up on the morning of the sale, not exactly conducive to a marketing effort, and worse, many consignors seemed reluctant to sell. The sale rate would have been bumped up by fully 20 percent if more realistic reserves had been in place on the 20 percent of the cars I thought were ridiculously over-priced. heck, most of us won't even step up to pay for cable. While pre-event publicity indicated that the auction was actually going to start on Friday evening and continue Saturday, I later learned that this would only be the case if the auction company had 200 consignors pre-registered. Just like last year, they attracted far fewer pre-registrants (indeed, that target of 200 was not reached even by the end of the sale), so when we all arrived on Friday, with our tiny bundle of Minnesotan 88 GERMAN #B336-1969 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 119873330. Yellow/grey cloth. Odo: 1,771 miles. 1600-cc, twin 2-bbl Webers, 4-sp. 1969 chassis pan with a 1966 convertible body attached to it. Overall, this is an extremely clean build, with well-done custom rear air intakes and shaved door handles. Next year, I suggest that Mecum indicate that the sale is on Saturday only, and if for some odd reason the consignments hit 200, just run the auction until the roosters start to crow—and everyone will be further ahead.— B.MC. dollars clutched in our fists, we found we couldn't spend it. aftermarket exhaust system. Top starting to get dingy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,000. One of the better deals of the day because this car is worth more on the West Coast, and the purchase price wouldn't pay for all the work performed upon it. #B258-1983 PORSCHE 911 SC convert- ible. S/N WPOEA0918DS170129. Guards Red/black leather. Odo: 96,188 miles. 5-sp. Very nice repaint on an otherwise well-maintained, original car. Has received the cam tensioner update. Good panel fit, but the driver's door detent requires a very hefty pull to get past. Some chalking of the black trim on the mirror edges. 3-year-old soft top is in excellent condition. Interior is in generally good condition with the exception of a serious gouge in the driver's door armrest. Aftermarket third brake light, cellphone antenna. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,800. As the first year of a true factory convertible, not too many turn up in North America. This one has generally been cared for and can be considered bought right. Very professional paint application and graphics. Billet bumpers could stand some polishing, as they weren't brushed aluminum. Clean engine bay, with several tweaks to the engine (most notably 2-bbl downdraft Weber carbs). Removable Carson top is in like-new condition. Neat interior consists of reskinned VW Scirocco seats and a forest of toggle switches on the dashboard. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,913. The assigned driver for this car said that by far, this was the most solid vehicle that he drove at this sale. Based upon the quality of work done, and that anywhere west of Denver this will bring more money, was bought right. #B246-1970 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA convertible. S/N 1402755076. Resale red/black vinyl. Odo: 94,220 miles. 1600-cc. Very good repaint to a non-stock shade of red. Doors need a decisive slam in order to close properly, yet they still have bad panel gaps. Left-side jacking plug is missing. Minilite wheels shod with performance radials. #B224-1988 PORSCHE 911 convertible. S/N WPOEB0919J S171833. Guards red/black leather. Odo: 87,809 miles. 5-sp. Good-condition original paint with a limited amount of nicks and chips on the nose. Good overall panel fit. Light chalking of the blackened trim on the mirrors. Driver's door panel and armrest loose. Tonneau cover snaps on the door tops. A few tears developing on the top, with a pair of trim screws drilled through the cloth to help secure it. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,800. Plenty offered for what is an average used car—with the engine in the back. AMERICAN Miscellaneous billet accessories throughout the interior. Various engine tweaks and accessories in a neat engine bay, with a robust #B383-1962 FORD THUNDERBIRD SPORTS ROADSTER. S/N 2Y85Z107957. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 43,148 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older repaint that has more of a sheen than a shine. Brightwork is mostly good condition—original items with some parts-swapping. Aftermarket steering wheel, spotlights, and side trim. 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Market Reports Mecum, St. Paul, MN when reproduced upholstery started coming on the market for these cars. Overall flat undercoating beneath the whole car. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. There was some very active bidding, both on-site and over the phone on this one. However one thing everyone agreed on was that the car was worth $25k to them, and the bidding ground to an abrupt halt. Sports Roadsters are something of a onenote Johnny (if you don't like red, white, or black, tough hop) and are more of a showboat than a performance car As such, values have been flat lately and aren't expected to go too far Everyone agreed that this offer was top end for the car #B298 1963 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS - hardtop coupe. S/N 31847J252937. Maroon/ black vinyl w/ console. Odo: 51,365 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. 340 hp. Hurst shifter, ps/pb, dash-mounted tachometer, Positraction. Well-done body and paint, even if the center character line isn't as sharp as when new. Very weak front bumper replating job—sanding scratches are still visible. Other chrome fine. Claimed restored to concours standards with all-GM components, then has seen some light use since. Non-GM replacement windshield. Very nicely restored interior starting to show some wear on the seats and steering wheel. Undercarriage was correctly restored to factory specs, with primer throughout and body color along the edges. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,095. A day at a detailer (or a busy weekend for the new owner) would yield a potential trophy magnet. My theory is that the owner/restorer got his awards with the car played with it for a while, and wanted to move on. When the reserve was met at $23k, bidding became more intense. Overall, all parties should be happy here. #F3 1964 FORD FAIRLANE 500 THUN- DERBOLT coupe. S/N 4F41K167198. White/ light green vinyl. 427-ci V8, twin 4-bbl carbs, auto. VIN is claimed to be #43 in the T-bolt registry. Left front wheel well subframe is tack-welded across the top, below the stamped VIN. Data plate is pop-riveted to the door and matches VIN. Parts are consistent with an early production T-bolt (fiberglass front bumper/valance assembly, fiberglass front fenders, all glass except windshield is Plexiglas, rubber floor mat, radio and heater blanking plates, configuration of the 427 mill). Residue of heater core insulation around core's inlet/outlet, residue of carpeting backing on floorpan, rear carpet side bolsters still glued to the car. Bucket seats reupholstered in a material that doesn't match the rear seat. Well executed reassembly, with excellent paint and panel fit. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Offered at the Mecum Rockford spring auction, not sold there at $90k. On the auction block, it was claimed "unequivocally that it is real." How much beyond the VIN is real is uncertain (which, by the way, is correct for having a K-code 289 HiPo engine character as the R-code engine was installed at Andy Hotten's Dearborn Steel Tubing Co. where each T-bolt was finished), but no one was willing to step up to the plate and bid to find out. Next time, maybe we'll see the correct dimpled inset WA/QA. COATI/ 800 999 5563 ©2004 zymol Enterprises, Inc. October 2004  89


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Market Reports Mecum, St, Paul, MN rivets to hold the data plate on (as they are readily available), as nothing scares off buyers quite like a pop-riveted serial number plate. #B218-1964  CHEVROLET CORVAIR MONZA 900 convertible. S/N 40967W114861. Light yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 92,588 miles. 164-ci H6, twin 1-bbl carbs, 2-sp auto. Low-budget restoration done several years ago. Mass-production repaint with plenty of overspray. Mix of new bumpers and tired original chrome with plenty of scratches and nicks. Very minimal engine compartment detailing. Underneath, both damper doors are stuck open due to worn-out thermostats; dripping rear main seal; banged-up shrouding with no perimeter seals. Shag carpeting looked so bad that we thought something was growing on the floor. Black duct tape used strategically on original passenger's seat vinyl; driver's seat vinyl replaced a long time ago. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,800. Nothing says "tightwad" like a Corvair that was "restored" about 25 years ago, back when this was a $1,200 car on a good day. Now, even shoddily done examples at this price take several times that. Still, a cheap way to get a vintage top-down ride. Sold well. #B329 1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS - door convertible. S/N 41467J222926. Dark blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 72,938 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored circa 2002 to a good standard. Body panel and door fit at least as good as if not slightly better than 1964 GM. Paint shows orange peel in several areas. All chrome has been replaced or replated, although the bumpers were plated thin. Soft top 2 - Silver/blue vinyl. Odo: 25,789 miles. 283-ci V8, 1-bbl, 2-sp auto. Very good base/clear repaint. Lots of fresh NOS trim all over the car. All-new weatherstripping. Aftermarket underdash gauges, factory-option padded dash. Rear inside cargo-area panels have been sloppily redyed with minimal masking. Driver's side of original bench seat is splitting; remainder of the vinyl is in excellent condition. Brushpainted black undercarriage, aftermarket sway bars. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,075. Just the thing to stand out from all of those fakey-do red Chevelle SS 396s, especially since station wagons continue their upward trend. Far from perfect, but no complaints about the price of this survivor Bought right, and it should even start to appreciate in value from here on. #B212 1967 FORD MUSTANG GTA - coupe. S/N 7R04S123257. Dark green metallic/2-tone green vinyl. Odo: 54,586 miles. 390ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good repaint, but poorly masked, especially around the windshield. Replacement bumpers with the remainder of the brightwork being acceptable original condition. A few strategically located cracks in the front seats. Aftermarket wood steering wheel and air paint application, but lots of buffing swirls all over the car. Mixture of tired original and lowbudget repop interior components. Both the undercarriage and the engine bay are in dire need of a bath, as it appears that the consignor took every dirt road from his place to the auction. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,325. Declared sold shortly after it crossed the block. The consignor did good here, as it showed up to the sale about 15 minutes before the auction started, not prepped in any way (apart from a few quick wipes with a car duster), and got low-end Mach 1 money for a fakey-do. Even all cleaned up, the new owner will have to lie through his teeth to make any money on it. 1969 DODGE CHARGER coupe. S/N XP29F9B378250. Blue metallic/white vinyl. Odo: 26,029 miles. Stroked 440 (to 496), auto, MSD box, newer Edelbrock 4-bbl carburetor on a high-rise aluminum intake. Gear-driven cam whine can be detected under the heavy idle rumble if you listen carefully. #B289 - is nice, but pulled too tightly over the center top bows. Foxcraft fender skirts and GM accessory rear antenna. Seats were recovered during the restoration. Console top has considerable wear. A look beneath reveals that this wasn't a full frame-off restoration, as there's plenty of ancient undercoating. Fresh non-stock dual exhaust system. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,250. Slightly strong money for the car, but perhaps the buyers were getting a bit tired of outrageous reserves, and jumped all over a car that actually was for sale. #B357-1964 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU station wagon. S/N 45635L153242. 90  cleaner. Factory a/c, but lines are missing and ports going in and out of the compressor have duct tape over the openings. Remainder of engine bay is ugly and unprepared. General road grunge on the underbody. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,550. Good news, it's a big block. Bad news, it's a truck motor with no top-end power The 390s were an on-the-cheap attempt by Ford to compete with the Mopar and GM big blocks and were ill-prepared for that task. 35 years later they are finally increasing in value simply because folks either forgot how much of a dog they were or weren't around in the era when these were used. For a change, minimal prep work got maximum dollars. 1969 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 9R02H128753. Black, red stripes/black vinyl. Faux Mach 1. 351-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Factory a/c, accessory exhaust system. Mach 1 goodies correct for 1969-71, from the scratch-and-dent sale catalog. Appears to have received a good quality restoration about 10 years ago at least, then driven and not detailed since then. Good #B262 - Aftermarket competition tachometer and steering wheel inside a repop interior. Freshly repainted, but not of an extremely high luster. Grungy at the base of the dashboard and at the bottom of the windshield. Fresh undercoating, air shocks. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,525. If you wanted a turn-key bracket drag racer this was the deal for you. Not much harm done along those expectations, as just the modifications would set you back this much. As of now, it has gone past the point to even consider bringing back to stock, so go do some quarters with it at the local historical drags until you scatter the bottom end of the motor on the track. #B321 -1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD coupe. S/N 223379N115277. Resale red/black vinyl w/ console. Odo: 70,150 miles. 350-ci V8, 4bbl, auto. Factory accessory hood tach. Aftermarket rear traction bars, air shocks. Glossy but not spectacular repaint. Chrome is a mix of tired but serviceable original and reproduction. Antenna mast missing. Generally good original interior, with cigarette burns on the driver's seat. Grungy old undercoating and overspray on the underside, contrasted by fresh dual Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Mecum, St, Paul, MN exhaust system. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,500. Compared to a comparable 1969 Camaro, this is something of a bargain. However, it's still been used hard for heaven only knows how many owners. Bought as a cruiser playtoy, the buyer did all right. Just don't expect to make any money on it in the foreseeable future. #B252-1970 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS 396 pickup. S/N 136800K136363. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 63,514 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Originally Fathom Blue Metallic and sold new in Kansas. All other equipment matches the build sheet (power front disc ible. S/N 0F03H196462. Light blue/black vinyl. Odo: 64,583 miles. 351-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Power steering (with leaky pump), dealer-accessory trunk rack, and Hurst shifter. Old quickie repaint. Some ripples in the bodywork. Very clunky and rattly door fit. Original tired brightwork is lackluster and dull. Soft top is original and quite grungy (only minor tears). #B248-1970 FORD MUSTANG convert- minds, a new generation is buying up every cheap 1970s Torino 2-door, painting them red and white, and thrashing them to pieces. This one survived the first wave, and might even survive this wave, if barely. Just like orange 1969 Dodge Chargers, it might be worth decent money in 25 years simply because it survived intact. But not now. Rough original seating materials. Brake and clutch pedal misalignment; clutch pedal pad missing. Very dirty underhood and underneath, without any attempt at all to clean it up. Pushed into the staging lanes. Barely started when it came time to go across the podium. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,000. Claims of a car being a one-owner can be quite pointless most of the time. Most canines are also one-owner, and this was definitely a dog. The reserve of $12k was beyond what even PT Barnum would hope for by about 4 grand. It's beyond me why the sellers didn't take the generous bid brakes, Positraction, tachometer, additional gauges). Nice paint prep and application. Almost all the easily replaced chrome has been. New bucket seat, console interior, and door panel kit. Generally well-done restoration, but not with concours correctness in mind (halogen headlights and clean but incorrectly detailed engine bay are good examples). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,900. Red Car Mentality strikes again. Sold right at market price, even with the color change. Or perhaps because of it. #B293-1970 FORD TORINO GT coupe. S/N 0A35H148935. Pale yellow/tan vinyl. Odo: 20,055 miles. 351-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Generally glossy repaint of average execution. Dimple in the lower right front fender (above the 351 badge). Good original chrome with only a few nicks and dimples. Magnum 500 wheels on radials. Aftermarket hood pins and rear helper springs. Reupholstered front bench seat. Somewhat fresh undercoating, uncleaned engine bay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,750. Now that Starsky and Hutch is back on everyone's #B302-1970 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 2F05F142190. Red, black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 65,785 miles. Faux Mach 1. 302-ci V8, aftermarket 4-bbl carb, auto. Low-budget respray that was buffed until shiny. Odd panel fit, with doors that need a very hefty slam to Prototype &manufacture Stereolitiography Fused Deposition Modeling CNC Machinjog Silicon Molding 111  7  .. , WORLDWIDE Collector Car Insurance Grundy Worldwide... The collector car insurance program that's sensitive to your needs and your wallet. • Agreed Value • No Mileage Limitations • High Liability Limits Available • Find Out How Much You Can Really Save. Call for a fast, accurate quote: 800-338-4005 or log on to: www.grundy.com for a real-time quote in all 50 states. 400 Horsham Road, P.O. Box 1957, Horsham, PA 19044 October 2004 P7 -: info@tarletonbull.com www.tarletonbull.com (877) 566-5541 91 _ I Or  - Vacuum Forming 3D Modeling Functional Testing Product Desio_ Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering IPCB Design Manufacturing Tarleton  Bull


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Market Reports Mecum, St. Paul, MN shut properly. Ram Air hood is blocked off and doesn't have the ductwork to be functional. Lumpy exhaust note. Engine bay is chock full of shiny trinkets, or at least they were shiny once upon a time, as it appears that it hasn't been cleaned since the Carter administration. Low-budget reupholstery job on the seats, homemade center console. Basically, this is your high-school shop class special. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,100. The $6k reserve went quickly by, meaning that either the high-school kids have good payingjobs nowadays or several car dealers were seeing dollar signs. While welldone real Mach Is are experiencing bounding increases in value, this is just another fakey-do that will be ridden hard and put away wet, or wrapped around a telephone pole. #B334-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 coupe. S/N 136370R234959. Red, black stripes/black vinyl w/ console. Odo: 80,260 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Glossy resale red covers the original dark blue metallic paint. All the easy-to-replace chrome has been done, leaving the more difficult-to-remove items to bear testament with a dull, scratched finish. Spray-can restoration underhood. seal the peeling edges of the rock-hard vinyl top. All seat vinyl has been freshly replaced. Door panels are original and tattered. Detailed underhood to used-car lot standards. Recently applied undercoating. Overall, just a tarted-up, well-baked Texas used car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,075. The most obvious clue that this is a fakey-doo is that the 350 is a 250-hp 2-bbl ver- Mixture of replaced and good original chrome. The chassis is coated in rustproofing while the remainder of the undercarriage is painted black. Overall, a concise and thorough restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,330. What a concept; restore a blue small-block Chevelle exactly to the color and equipment specs of when it was first built. Not everyone wants a "Engine done 1 year ago" on the consignor's sign doesn't instill confidence. Deeply tinted glass (actually illegal in the state it was licensed in). Reproduction seat kit, aftermarket stereo with rear parcel shelf speakers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,588. First time across the block, it was a no-sale at $18k. Was re-run at the end of the day to this lower bid, but this time the consignor let go. #B344-1970 CHEVROLET NOVA coupe. S/N 114270W130569. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 98,342 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl. Faux-SS. A/c, ps. Good repaint, good replate of the bumpers. Oxidized aluminum trim needs polishing. Grille repainted black. Black RTV used to sion, not the SS-standard 300-hp 4-bbl flavor Seems to be the original motor, but a Nova with a V8 makes not an SS. Sold very well to someone who lost their senses over a rust-free body with a 350. #B245-1971 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS coupe. S/N 136371L173129. Blue metallic, white stripes/blue nylon and vinyl. Odo: 70,823 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ps/pb. Superb paint prep and application. Generally good panel fit, but doors need a deliberate slam to close properly. Very good installation of new vinyl top. Recent new seat upholstery kit. ASTON MARTIN OF NEW ENGLAND LOTUS MOTORSPORTS, INC Aston Martin of New England has a deep record of success and customer satisfaction in representing some of the last century's finest vehicles in the U.S. We are currently the nation's leading Aston Martin new-car dealer, as well as the exclusive Aston Martin Heritage dealer for the U.S. We are also experienced early-model Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Ferrari sales specialists. Pictured at right are a few examples of recent and current offerings that are representative of our typical stock. Please contact Steve Serio at our new location for more information. Aston Martin of New England Lotus Motorsports, Inc 85 Linden Street Waltham, MA 02452 1-781stephen.serio@astonmart in-lotus.com 92  1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zsgato. #190L. 1 of 8 LHD Coupes made. Perhaps most collectible and desirable of all Aston Martin road care Ong driven by Roy Salvadori in 1962. POA. •••••■ 547-5959 ASTON MARTIN • - HERITAGE Sports Car Market •___=— 1963 Porsche 366 Pre.A Coupe: Barn find. Car has been in storage for 41 years! Still on original tires. Very rare pre-A car now placed in private Porsche collection 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Stored since 1979. with service file from 1964, and 1958/59 stamped service booklet Ready for restoration or sympathetic daily driving. $164,850 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT. 1 of 4 produced with 0B4 Series IV details. Arguably the lowest mileage LHD DB4GT known to exist Recently placed in a good home.


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cookie-cutter resale red SS 454 replica, and they are willing to pay for something different. #B333-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA hard- top. S/N BS23H1B374450. Red, black stripes/ black vinyl w/ console. Odo: 34,434 miles. 340-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good quality repaint, with an excellent application of the repop "billboard" decals on the sides. Most brightwork is good original. New bumpers. Antenna sitting on the back seat. Clean and neat undercarriage. Extremely clean engine bay full of Mopar performance goodies. Windshield washer pump Good recent repaint, except that they repainted over the front-end nicks and chips. Good original chrome and interior. Gouges in the A-pillar trim and weatherstripping (someone must have really had a hard time getting the hard top on Fresh Meat 2004 NOBLE M12 Real market prices for recent production cars of interest. Date sold: 6/13/04 was not connected. Fresh interior kit installation. Too bad the Mopar mods didn't aid reliability: The starter self-destructed and took the battery with it. Somehow it got started, snuck past the staging lanes, and was auctioned without turning off the engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $30,188. To counter the well-known line from the movie Christine, yes you CAN polish a turd, and here's the proof Destined to nickel and dime all who own it in hundred-dollar bills until it is completely taken apart and done right. We can only hope that it was purchased by a Mopar expert who knows the way around an A-body. Otherwise they will have to pay, a lot more. #B306-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-top coupe. S/N 1Z37W2S509025. Butterscotch/black nylon & vinyl. Odo: 57,501 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Well-executed base/clearcoat repaint in 2002. Bumpers appear to either be replated or replaced at that time also. Remainder of chrome is congruent :, - 0,77,71"mmumowo,,s 111111011101110111111W-mwme--4111. 2004 TOYOTA PRIUS with the low miles. Flowmaster exhaust, with uneven outlets. Very good original interior, aftermarket AM/FM/cassette. Rallye wheels on radial tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. Robustly bid to $21k, then everyone got stuck in the mud Nicer examples of big-block Banana Boats from the early '70s are not $30k cars every day of the week, unlike what the consignor must be imagining. #B366-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1Z67K2S506382. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 71,201 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Both tops. Rallye wheels on radials, ps/pb. October 2004 New carburetor in an exceptionally clean engine bay, however diamond-plate aluminum paneling on top of the cowl and pop-riveted wheelwell covers add suspicion. Undercarriage is spotless, with clean new paint, shiny metal fasteners, and cleanly applied chassis protectant. New seat coverings highlight a well-executed interior restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,440. With the low miles, I theorize that this was a snowplow truck for most of its existence, then thoroughly restored, as these first-generation Broncos were very popular for that application in this region when new. Bid to $12k on the block, when it was revealed that the amount bid was below the reserve. The final bidder who must have really liked this one, then raised his own bid to make it a sale.• or off by themselves). Cowl cover won't do its dance to allow the wipers to function. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. Sold "on an which is auction jargon for: IF we can squeeze another 200 bucks outta the bidder and IF we can even get hold of the consignor in West Omahgosh and convince him to drop his reserve by 2 grand Regardless, this is about spot-on for what the car is worth on a good day. #B216-1973 FORD BRONCO EXPLORER SUV. S/N U15GLR88981. Grabber Blue/ blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 15,046 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Power steering, rare stock aluminum wheels. Base over clear paint application is vastly superior to stock. Door and panel fit is exceptional and far better than stock. Most chrome is new replacement, except for an original pitted driver's side mirror. Aftermarket hard spare tire cover and skid plates. Sale location: eBay Motors #2481185682 Details: 20 miles; turbocharged, 352-hp, 3-liter V6; 0-60 mph in 3.7 sec., 1/4-mile in 11.9 sec Sale result: $94,900, 37 bids Seller's feedback: 35 Buyer's feedback: 37 MSRP: $82,200 Other current offering: 1G Racing, Hamilton, OH; www. 1 gracing.com. Asking $56,700 without engine or transaxle. 2004 JAGUAR XKR CONVERTIBLE Date sold: 6/15/04 Sale location: eBay Motors #2481729012 Details: 4,954 miles; supercharged, 390-hp, 4.2liter V8; HID headlights. Sale result: $88,000, 20 bids Seller's feedback: 157 Buyer's feedback: 31 MSRP: $85,995 (Edmunds.com) Other current offering: Bentley Gold Coast, Chicago, IL; www.bentleygoldcoast.com . Asking $79,995 for a 4,394-mile car. Date sold: 6/17/04 Sale location: eBay Motors #2482191518 Details: 2,399 miles, 1.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid, partial zero emission vehicle. Sale result: $27,700, 38 bids Seller's feedback: 0 Buyer's feedback: 38 MSRP: $20,810 (Edmunds.com) Other current offering: Toyota of Garden Grove, Garden Grove, CA; www.toyotagardengrove. corn. Asking $33,999 for a 1,980-mile car.• 93


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                           Price Guide American Cars T he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations as 6 SC/Rambler Rebel 'Machine" AMX 390 Javelin SST (Add 20./0 for 390 engine.) Javelin 'Mark Donohue' Javelin AMA (Add 25% for 401 engine.) 69 70 68-70 68-70 70 71-74 1,512 2,362 390 69027 2501 16,961 Price Range with owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• Price Range St 0,000 59,000 $10,000 55 000 57,000 57,000 $14,000 S16,500 517,000 58.000 511,000 510,000 9/03 Roadster Roadster Roadster Convertible Convertible Convertible Convertible Convertible Convertible Convertible add for the following (1956-62), Skylark 65 400 Convertible Skylark GS 400 Convertible Skylark 05 400 Stage 1 Convertible Skylark 65 455 Convertible Skylark GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible Skylark GSX 455 Skylark GS 455 Convertible Skylark GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible INEVROLFT SS 350 Coupe Convertible S5396 Coupe Convertible Z/28 Z/28 SS 350 Pace Car Convertible 65-67 65-67 68-69 68-69 69 69 70 70 70 70 70 71-72 71-72 71-72 71-72 67-68 67-68 67-68 67-68 67 68-69 23,442' 6,122 17,009' 4,230 1,256 212 8,732 1,416 8,732 1,416 678 15,991' 1,754 1,529 162 Comoro 36,469 incl. 23,068 incl. 602 26,213 5S396 Pane Car Convertible Z/28 SS 396 Pace Car Pace Car 3,675 incl. n/a $16,000 519,500 S22,500 $27,000 528,000 $27,000 70-73  (Add 10% to '10-730/28 for RS option.) 70-72  82  93  SS 396 (360-hp) SS 396 (Add 300% for Yenko Chevelle.) Convertible 5S396 Convertible SS 396 (402/454) Convertible SS 454 360-hp 1S5 Convertible 5S454 450-hp 156 Convertible SS 396 Convertible 55 454 LS5 Convertible 65  66-67  66-67  68-69  68-69  70  70  70  70  70  70  (with comprehensive documentation) 71-72  71-72  71-72 71-72  82,000 incl. n/a Coma Corvette prices ©2003 by Hearst Business Media Corporation ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ;a,A 94  $15,000 S19 000 $18 500 512,500 525,000 $31 000 $30 000 $33000 27,744 27,415 6,360 633 thevolle n/a n/a n/a n/a nig 62,372 inc. 4,298 inc. 4,475 inc. 522,000 $26,000 $31,000 S13,000 S11,000 57,500 $16 500 $17,000 518,500 $24,000 519,500 S24,0N1 $21.000 $25,000 $23,000 $28,500 S55,000 $80,000 519,000 S30000 $32500 538,000 541,500 $44,000 (Add 20./o to '67-69 0/28 for R/S option. Add 400 0/0 for Yenko Camaro.) 69  69  69  533,000 544,000 550,000 $26,000 S18,500 St 2,000 $22,500 526000 530,000 536,000 S30,000 536,000 $33,880 $40,000 $38,000 S41,500 $70,000 $130,000 1/99 6/01 1/99 6/01 $9,500 $13,000 510,500 $13,800 $15,000 521,000 511,000 514,000 515,500 524,000 522,000 510,500 514,500 516,000 $22008 514,500 $20,000 516,500 521,000 524,000 533,000 518,000 $22,000 525,500 536,000 $34,000 517,500 $23,500 526,000 $35,000 265/225-hp (1956) 283/245-hp (1957-61) 283/250-hp (1957-60)FI 283/270-hp (1957-61) 283/275-hp (1961)Fl 283/283-hp (1957)FI 283/290-hp (1958-60)F1 283/315-hp (t961)Fl 327/340-hp (1962) 327/360-hp (1962)Fl Auxiliary Hard Top Coupe Split Window Coupe Modified Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible add for the following (1963-67): 8/00 8/00 1/03 6/99 327/340-hp (1963) 327/350-hp (1965-67) 3271360-hp (1963)91 327/365-hp (1964-65) 327/375-hp (1964-65)FI 396/425-hp (1965) 427/390-hp (1966-67) 427/400-hp (1967) 427/425-hp (1966) 427/435-hp (1967) Auxiliary Hard Top Air Conditioning Knock-off Wheels Alum Wheels (1967) Side Exhaust Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe 5/02 Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible add for the following (1968-72): 321/350-hp (1968) 4271390-hp (1968-69) 427/400-hp (1968-69) 427/435-hp (1968-69)171 427/435-hp (1968-69)189 9,440 18,248 4,004 5,620 1,014 $2,100  $5,750  $10,400  $16,000  520,800  $3,100 $8,625 514,550 522,400 529,125 68 68 69 69 70 70 71 71 72 72 6,978 18,682 2,610 12,182 2,096 2,157 8,948 2,101 5,258 3,754 23,130 11,997 nia 720 8,585 9,936 18,630 22,129 16,633 10,668 6,648 14,680 7,121 20,496 6,508 $5,004 $2,275 $13,500 $3,300 $15,125 $18,508 $11,500 520,800 $15,000 $32,000 51,225 $3,125 $4,200 $5,003 $1,900 $13,925 $17,475 $14,250 $17,675 $16,000 $18,400 $14,725 $18,225 $15,100 518,775 57,500 53,425 $18,900 54,90 $21,11 $25,900 S16,100 529,125 521,000 $44,800 S1,850 54,700 $6,300 $7,500 S 'S $ $ S30,575 530,925 528,000 $32,200 $25,775 $31,900 S26,350 532 850 ,375 ,950 3,080 8,284 961 9,636 118 43 63 63 63 64 64 65 65 66 66 67 67 2,511 1,462 4,412 1,918 36,120 10,594 incl. 10,919 8,304 19,925 8,816 15,376 9,958 17,762 8,504 14,436 $4,500 $5,000 $8,100 $6,250 $9,325 $12,825 $12,150 $12,825 $5,000 S13,500 $1,500 $30,600 $27,850 $28,500 $26,000 $27,000 $28,350 $31,750 $30,875 $33,250 $32,750 $35,1100 56,750 57,500 $12,150 S9,375 $14,000 517,950 S17,000 $17,950 S7,500 S18,900 $2,250 547,425 $43,175 $44,175 $40,300 $41,850 543,950 $49,225 $4 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 300 3,640 700 3,467 6,339 9,168 9,670 10,261 10,939 14,531 $75,090  $39,900  545,030  $32,925  $33,250  $35,500  $34,100  534,425  $34,800  537,215  $125,000 $60,450 $69,150 $51,000 $51,550 $55,000 $52,825 $53,350 S53,950 $57,775 11/97 8/98 8/00 6/02 7/97 350/350-hp (1969-70) 350/370-hp (1970)1.11 454/390-hp (1970)155 350/330-hp (1971)131 454/365-hp (1971)155 454/425-hp (1971)156 454/270-hp (1972)155 350/255-hp (1972)LT1 Auxiliary Hard Top Air Conditioning Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Coupe Coupe Silver Anniversary Pace Car Coupe Coupe Coupe Coupe Collector's Edition add for the following (1973-82): 47,850 $51,550 $50,775 $54,250 3/01 4/04 454 Engine (1973-74) 182 Engine Gloss Roof (1978-82) Aluminum Wheels Auxiliary Hard Top Coupe Coupe Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible Coupe Convertible 35th Anniversary Coupe Corvette Challenge Rater Coupe 3/04 Convertible Corvette Challenge Racer Coupe ZR1 Coupe Convertible Coupe 2/02 4/99 101 Coupe Convertible Coupe 291 Coupe Convertible Coupe 001 Coupe Convertible 40th Anniversary Coupe 413th Anniversary Convertible 40th Anniversary ZR1 Coupe Coupe ZR1 Coupe Convertible Coupe 291 Coupe Convertible 84 85 86 86 87 87 88 88 88 88 89 89 89 90 90 90 91 91 91 92 92 92 93 93 93 93 93 93 94 94 94 95 95 95 11,400 64,033 79,005 168,109 8,754 51,547 39,729 27,794 7,315 20,007 10,625 15,382 5,357 2,050 n/o 16,663 9,749 n/a 12,967 3,049 7,630 12,923 2,044 5,672 14,604 502 (incl.) 5,875 15,898 448 (incl.) 5,692 6,749(6d) incl. intl. 17,984 448 (incl.) 5,346 15,771 448 (incl.) 4,971 53750 $2125 $508 $600 $1 080  $6758 $7850 ,500 $1 325  $8250 St ,550 $9000 511,125 $1 ,600 52,880 $9900 511,850 $2 ,000 $1 ,450 $22,250 ,650 $1,375 $23,000 $1 ,250 $12,308 $2 ,000 $15,750 $13,125 $3 ,500 $16,325 $14,525 $1 ,800 $34,250 $14,250 $32,250 $17,200 $15,500 $35,500 518,150 55,625 $3,200 $750 $900 51,50 $10,675 $11,700 512,100 $15,600 $12,550 $16,000 513,5 0 $16,700 $21,100 538,350 514,650 517,550 538,350 $15,250 $32,275 $18,475 516,375 $32,900 $19,100 $17,475 $33,850 $22,375 $18,315 $43,775 $22,850 $20,200 527,525 $47,600 $19,675 $44,175 $23,725 521,100 $449,700 524 675 9/99 73 73 74 74 75 75 76 77 78 78 78 79 80 81 82 82 17,756 1,287 4,473 1,949 5,097 188 3,913 1,741 24,434 52,674 25,521 4,943 32,028 5,474 33,836 4,629 46,558 49,213 24,991 15,283 6,502 53,807 40,614 40,606 18,648 6,759 Price Range tgb $2,100  $6,750  $5,300  $6,425  $4,775  $33,500  $3,975  $6,100  $1,000  $1,800  $11,700  $15,900  $9,875  $15,600  $8,575  $15,150  $8,400  $8,675  $8,925  $11,400  $18,400  $9,300  $10,250  510,600  $12,150  514,900  $3,100 $10,125 $7,950 $9,650 $7,175 $47,575 $5,975 $9,125 $1,500 $2,700 $20,475 $27,825 $17,275 $27,300 $15,000 $23,475 $14,625 $14,925 $15,175 $19,950 $32,200 $15,625 $17,000 $11,225 S19,675 524 US 12/00 5/03 11/98 7/03 Sports Car Market


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Price Guide American Cars a Price Range rt Pace Car Convertible Coupe Convertible Collector Ed Coupe Collector Ed Convertible Grand Sport Coupe Grand Sport Convertible odd for the following (19896): Auxiliary Hord Top 6-sp manual Calloway Twin Turbo 114 Engine (1996), std GS Coupe Coupe Convertible Pace Car Convertible Hardtop Coupe Convertible Hardtop Coupe Convertible Coupe Hardtop 206 Convertible Coupe Convertible Hardtop 206 Coupe Convertible Hardtop 006 50th Anniversary Coupe 50th Anniversary Convertible Impala SS Impala SS Impala SS Nova SS Nova SS Novo SS 327 L79 Nova SS 396 375-hp L78 (Add 200% for Yenko.) Nova SS 350 HRYSLER 300 Coupe 3008 Coupe 300C Coupe Convertible 300D Coupe Convertible 300E Coupe Convertible 300F Coupe Convertible 3000 Coupe Convertible 300H Coupe Convertible 3001 Coupe 300K Coupe Convertible 3001 Coupe Convertible DOE Coupe (340 or 383) Convertible T/A 011 )440) w/Six Pack w/Hemi 70-71  70-71  70  Challenger 83,009 5,388 2,399 70-71  70-71  70-71  36505 1,890 418 $11,000 $15,000 $29,000 $17,000 $27,000 $45,000 96 $17,000 $26,000 $39,000 $23,000 $39,500 $57,000 97  98  98  98  99  99  99  00  00  00  01  01  01  02  02  02  03  03  03  03  03  94  95  96  62-65  66-67  66-67  68-70  68-72  95  96  96  96  96  96  96  527 (incl.) 17,167 4,369 5412 (ind.) incl. 1,000 incl. n/o n/o 497 (incl.) n/a 9,092 19,235 11,849 1,163 )in.) 4031 18,078 11,161 2090 18,113 13479 n/a n/a n/o n/o n/o n/a n/o n/a n/o n/a n/o Impala n/o n/o n/o Nova n/o 20,200 n/o n/o n/a 300 55  56  57  57  58  58  59  59  60  60  61  61  62  62  63  64  64  65  65  1,725 1,102 1,918 484 618 191 550 140 964 248 1,280 337 435 123 400 3,022 625 2,405 440 $25,000 $25,000 $22,000 $37,000 $23,000 $40,000 $22,000 $40,000 $32,000 $58,000 $27,000 $52,000 $16,000 $32,000 $12,000 $11,500 $22,000 $11,000 $21,000 $30,000 $30,000 527,000 $51,000 527,000 $50,000 $30,000 550,000 $38,000 $65,000 $37,000 $62,000 $21,000 $43,000 $15,000 $16,500 $30,000 $13,000 $26,000 $11,500 $14,000 $19,000 $18,500 $11,000 $14,000 $22,000 $29,500 $28,500 $16500 GTS 340 GTS 383 GTS 440 Convertible Demon 340 Super Stock Herm RD Ridicule GT/GTA Convertible Talladega 428 Torino Cobra 428 Torino 01 429 C1 Convertible ST CI Torino Cobra 429 48 Convertible GT Convertible Coupe 2+2 Fastback 48 convertible CT Convertible GT Fastback GTA Fastback Mach 1 351 Mach 1 428 0 Code 428 U convertible Boss 302 08 Convertible Boss 351 Mach 1 10/00 Mach 1 429 C1 48 Convertible 68-69  68-69  69  69  71 -72  68  $14,000 $15,000 $16,000 $17,500 $19,000 $21,000 $26,750 $16,650 $20,175 $18,000 $22,225 $26,000 $30,000 51,200 $500 $13,000 $2,500 $22,450 $23, 7 $25, 5 $32,000 524,00 525,30 $28,575 $26,125 $27,500 531, 00 $30,000 $32,500 $34,000 $32,900 $38,00 535,92 $35,850 $42,250 $39,250 $41,800 $46,500 $36,125 $22,525 $27,000 $25,000 $30,900 $36,150 $41,700 $1,800 $750 $19,900 $3,750 32,1013 $41,275 $29,300 530,875 $34,850 $3 $28,300 $28,5 5 $3 R/T Convertible (440) w/Six Pack w/Hemi Rallye (340) Rollye (340) Charger (440) w/Hemi R/T w/Six Pock w/Hemi Charger 500 w/Hemi Daytona 440 w/Hemi RfT w/Six Pock w/Hemi 31,350 $33,000 537,200 $35,400 $38,350 $40,125 $38,400 $44,100 $41,675 $40875 $48,175 $44,750 $47075 S53,000 Coronet Hemi Convertible Coronet RIO Convertible RIO w/Hemi RiT 440 w/Six Pack w/Hemi Rif Convertible w/Six Pock w/Hemi Super Bee w/Six Pack w/Hemi Super Bee w/Six Pock w/Hemi A 70  70  70  71  73-74  66-67  66-67  68-70  70  68-70  69-70  69  69  69  71  71  71  66  66  67  67  67  2,737 90 9 6,902 n/o Charger 53,088 586 n/o n/a 116 500 52 n/o 70 3,118 178 63 Coronet 714 27 68-70  70  70  70  70  68-70  68-70  68-70  68-70  71  71  71  9,553 628 283 n/o 194 330 n/o 16 20 Super Bee n/a 3,175 383 n/a 99 22 Dart n/a n/a 30 760 Demon 10,798 Other 813  Fairlone and Torino 66-67  66-67  69 51,685 6,444 68.69  70-71  70-71  70-71  65-66  65-66 n/o 88,560 5,552 10,749 Mustang 15,000 . " 65-66  909,011" 65-66  67-68  67-68  67-68  67-68  69-70  69-70  69-70  69-70  69-70  71  n/a n/o 113,367 incl. 113,428 15,864 Ins. 8,252 inc. 1,806 71-73  71  71-73  99,564 1,255 n/o $23,500 $22,500 $12,500 145,231 - $15,060 $15,000 $18,000 $15,000 $21,000 $16,000 $22,500 $33,000 $22,000 $15,000 $19,001 $12,000 $18,000 $12,500 , 1  $33,500 $32,500 $18,000 522,500 $20,000 $24,000 $20,000 $26,000 $22,000 $40,000 $43,000 $34,000 $20,000 $28,000 $17,000 028,000 $15,000 8/00 8/00 $46,000 $8,000 $12,000 $16,000 $13,000 $13,000 $16,000 $12,000 566,000 $12,000 $20,000 $26,000 $19,000 $19,000 520.000 519.000 $7,500 $11,500 Coupe XR-7 80-70 (Gurney) 61 390 GTE Eliminator Convertible OR-7 convertible Cougar convertible OR-7 convertible 67-70 67-68 67 67-68 68 69-70 69-70 69-70 71-73 71-73 $9,000 $12,030 $16,003 $12000 $14,000 $17,000 $27,010 $17000 $10,000 $33,000 $13,500 $24,000 $45,000 $270 $61,000 $47,000 $75,000 $17,500 $28,000 $48,000 532,000 $49,000 $14,500 $20,000 $35,000 $17500 $25,000 $38,000 $22,000 $38,000 $70,000 $14,000 $20,000 $36,000 $12,000 $20,080 $35,000 $15,000 $45.000 $21,000 $34,000 569,000 $37,000 $88,000 $65,000 $113,000 $26,500 $441,000 $72,080 $42,000 $65,000 $21,000 $28,000 $47,000 025.500 $31,000 $55,000 $29,000 $55,000 $100.000 519,000 525,000 $44,000 519,500 528.000 $44,000 $28,000 545,000 $300,000 $11,000 $5,000 $39,000 $65,000 $375,000 015.000 $7000 Price Range 101 S 2 Boss 429  SVO  Soleen  Saloon  Saleen  Soleen  69-70  84-86  85-86  87-88  89-90  91-92  80 1,359 (2+ 2, add S3,000 ; 67-68, add $3,000 for 390 88. For K-code 289 add 40%. Add 15% for SU Drag Pok ; $2,000 for Shaken) 9,502 341 988 977 109 • • Denotes number mode, includes all models. Shelby 61 350  GT 350 "R"  61 350  GT 350 11  61 350  60 500  61 350  Convertible  61 350 H  G1500  Convertible  GT 500KR  Convertible  GT 350  Convertible  61 500 Fastback  Convertible  Convertible  8-Code Convertible  9-Code Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  (Add 25./0 Ion-code) Coupe  Convertible  (Add $1,000 for M-code.) Sports Roadster  (Add $5,000 for M-code ) GT ERCURT Cougar 320,496 59,933 37 n/a 602 4,611 8,118 6,001 4,247 6,811 $8,000 510,000 $15,000 $15,000 $17,000 $11,000 $10,000 $12,000 %In $12,000 Cyclone CT Cyclone CI Spoiler II 7/99 Cyclone GT Spoiler (For 429U or 5C1 odd 500/d) $30,000  LDSMOBILE 442 2/03 442 442 442 Convertible 442 Convertible W-30 64 65 66-67 66-67 2,999 25,003 46,826' 5,933 68-69 36,642 68-69 68-69 9,437 2,300 $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 $15,000 $11,000 $15,000 $17,000 $19,000 $19,000 $19,000 $28,000 $17,000 $24,000 $26,000 Sports Car Market $60,000 Convertible 66-67 66-67 69 69 $7,000 $10,000 512,000 $17,000 $17,000 $21,000 $17,000 $15,000 $18,000 511,000 518,000 (For Eliminator add $4,000 for Boss 302 engine. Add $6,000 for 428 U.) Cyclone n/o nto 3,261 n/o 70-11 70-71 12,457 1,984 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $9,000 9 000 $12,000 $15,000 $18,000 $17,000 $14,000 $95000 05-  Ford OT n/a MP $139,900 61-63  1,882 $30,000  $40,000 61-63  61-63  173,468 26,273 $9,500  $19,000  $14,500 $28,000 65  65  66  66  61  67  68  68  68  68  68  68  68  69.70  69-70  69-70  69-70  55-57  57  57  (Duduct $1,000 for only one top.) 58-60  58-60  173,891 24,255 511,500  $21,000  517,500 531,000 9/02 10/98 520 37 1,368 999 1,175 2,048 803 404 224 1,044 402 1,053 517 935 194 1,534 335 Thunderbird 53,166 incl. 194 $50,000 $155, $40,000 $40,000 $32,000 $42,000 $29,000 $35,000 $29,000 $32,000 $50,000 $37,000 $55,000 $29,000 $38,000 $37,000 $52,000 $25,000  536,500  $85,000  $75,000 00 $170, 00 $55,000 $55,000 $45,000 $53,000 $38,000 $55,000 538,000 $446,000 $75,000 $53,000 $80,000 $4 575,000 $45,000 553,500 5125,000 7/00 9/03 8/97 $5,080  $7,500  59,000  510,000  $12,000  $8,000 $10,000 $13,000 $15,000 $17,000 44,000 $56,000 554 000 1/00


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Price Guide American Cars Price Range a >- Hurst 442 Convertible W-30 Convertible Rollye 350 50 455 Convertible 441 Convertible W-30 Convertible Hurst Convertible (Pace Car) PLYMOUTH Barracuda  Formula S  Barracuda  Formula S  Convertible  Formula S 383  Formula 5440  Super Stock Hemi  Gran Coupe  Convertible  'Coda 340/383  'Coda 440  'Coda 440 Six Pack  'Coda Convertible  'Coda Six Pock Convertible  'Coda Six Pack Convertible  OAR 'Coda  Hemi 'Coda  Henri 'Coda  Convertible  Belvedere Hemi  GTX  64-65  65-66  67-69  67-69  67-69  67-69  68-69  68  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70  71  70  70  71  71  66-67  67  Barracuda n/a n/a n/a n/o 8,510 n/a n/a n/a 9,798 2,568 n/a n/a 1,992 1,009 n/a n/a 2,724 652 107 7 Belvedere 64' OFIL 686 $16,000  $22,000 56 500 58,500 $6,000 58,000 510,000 $9000 516,500 535,000 $6, 0 $10500 $17,500 521,500 $28,000 521,0 0  560.000 565,000 525.000 $65, 0  555,000 5250 000 $35,000  S9500 S12,750 58.000 S11,000 513,000 S15,000 S22,500 S70,000 510 500 S16500 525 500 S29500 $40000 S31000 S80 000 585 000 535 000 S86 000 505.000 S400,000 $45.000 60-69 70-71 70-71 70-71 70-71 70 70-71 70-71 72  72  72  72  72  72  1,421 27,189 4,237 4,020 374 3,547 n/a c/a 9,845 1,171 772 113 499 130 520,000  511,000  $15,000  $17,000  522.000  58,500  $11,000  $14,000  510 000  $14,500  $15,000  522,000  516,500  522.000  S31,000 517,000 523,000 527 000 534,000 515,000 516.500 521,000 515 000 520,000 526.000 532,000 527.500 532 000 Convertible GTX Hemi Convertible GTX Convertible GTX Hemi Convertible GTX Sic Pack GTX Six Pack Hemi Road Runner Convertible Six Pod Hemi Road Runner Sic Park Hemi Road Runner/GTX (*indicates Rood Runner only) Hemi Convertible Superbird (440) Six Pack Hemi 08 Coupe Convertible 400 Coupe Convertible Trans Am Formula Trans Am Trans Am 455S8) Formula 45550 66-67 66-67 70 70 70 Satellite 817 27 Sepeebird 1,069 716 135 67-69 67-69 67-69 67-69 69 Firebird n/a n/a n/a n/o 697 70-73 70-73 13-74 73-74 30,926 11,400 1,155 101 $28,000  532,500  $42.000  $52,000  575,000  56,500 510,000 S9000 515 000 S18 000 58.500 512 000 S24000 532,000 S40000 545.000 558 000 580 000 5105 000 59.500 $16,000 517,000 525,000 530-000 515,000 520,000 531.000 540.000 (For 400 engine add $44,000 for Ram Air 111; For Formula add 51,000 for 455 engine) 9/00 5/04 GTO Convertible Judge Convertible 4/03 GTO 67 67 67 68-70 68-70 68-70 68-70 70 71 71 71 68-70 incl. 108 17 1,651 incl. 680 47 678 n/a n/a 30 Road Runner 2,952 69-70 incl. above 68-70 3,929 68-70 71 71 71 1,938 n/a 246 55 72-74 38,239* 522,000  530,000  S55 000  S16000  523.000  536,000  575,000  523 ON  SI I 000  $20,000  $33,000  $15,000  518,000  $21,000  532.000  $8500  S17 000  535, 000  Si 500  $32,000 $45,000 569,000 524000 533.000 548 000 5100,000 530.000 517,000 $27,000 550 000 $23000 528,000 $32,000 545,000 514 000 527 000 $50,000 $12,000 10/99 GTO Convertible GTO Convertible Judge Convertible GTO Convertible Judge Convertible Trans Am 455 Trans Am 10th Anniversary Pore Car Trans Am 15th Anniversary GTO Convertible GTO Convertible GTO Convertible GTO Convertible Price Range .4 75-76 79 DO 84 64 64 65 65 66 66 67 67 68 68 69 69 69 69 70 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 72 (For 1970-72 add 15% for 455 08.) TUDEBAKER Avanti RI Coupe Avanti 82 Supercharged Coupe UCKFR ode ECTOR W8 85-92 18 $120,000 $170,000 63-64 63-64 48 n/o n/a 51 513500 517 000 521 000  525100  $250,000 5350,000 8/99 2/03 73,975 n/a n/a 55,374 GTO 24,806 6,644 64,041 11,311 84,148 12,798 72,205 9,517 77,704 9,980 58,126 7,328 6,725 108 32,737 3,615 3,629 168 9,497 357 661 17 5,807 511 000 520 000 S15 000 521,000 514,500 519 000 $13500 521.000 510 000 514,000 510 000 514 500 518,5 534,000 512 500 S15 500 S19500 S33,000 512.000 514 000 S17 000 544,000 58500 S25,000 530,000 526 500 S32000 524.000 530000 524,000 532000 518 250 S21 000 517.000 525 000 527000 550,000 519,500 $27,000 531 000 $50,000 514.500 520.000 $28,000 S66 000 513 500 10/02 58100  $13000  S11 000  57 500  513 000 S20000 516 500 511 500 Price Range il 1/04 (For 1964-66 add 25% for Tr-Power; For 1967-69 add 25% for Rani Air, 40/a for Ram Air III, 75% for Ram Air IV.) 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Motobilia Carl Bomstead Motorcycle Motobilia Makes Mad Money As upscale buyers are increasingly attracted to Harley-Davidson's charismatic brand, interest in related "garage art" has followed suit T he first motorcycle built by William , Harley and Arthur Davidson rolled out of a Milwaukee garage in 1903. Now, 100 years later, the Harley-Davidson name is one of the world's most recognized trademarks. Those familiar with the marque, however, know that the road was far from a straight line. Yes, Harley-Davidson suffered through its share of trouble, seemingly for most of its history. Though it built its early reputation on racing success, cost containment quickly became the principle concern of the company and the racing program was discontinued. Quality began to diminish and a product misstep in the late '20s—introducing two virtually identical and underpowered machines simultaneously— almost resulted in Harley-Davidson's early demise. The onset of the Great Depression saw sales falter, and after World War II, Harley-Davidson continued to struggle. By the '60s, faulty product timing and severe Japanese competition created an acute need for funds, which a public stock offering in 1965 did not solve. The limited number of stockholders were closely related to the Harley and Davidson families, and the resulting funds were not sufficient to cover the development of the new Electra Glides. In 1969 Harley-Davidson was sold to AMF for $21 million, but the ensuing years were tumultuous. In 1981 a management group bought the company back for $80 million. AMF, after an 11-year run that was marked with conflict and bitterness, was rewarded with a handsome profit. The resulting turnaround will be studied in marketing classes for decades to come. Harley didn't change its basic demographics—always a middle-aged, male crowd—but managed to expand its psycho- LEY- DAVIDSON YCW tc.,  .v Auction:  Aumann Actions, Roy Reed Collection ; Bloomington, IL; July 23-25, 2004 Highlight: 927 Harley-Davidson Double-Sided, Die-Cut Porcelain Sign—Lot 450 Sale Price: $45,100, including 109/ci buyer's premium graphic appeal to include the deep-pocketed, corporate pin-striper who wanted to relieve the pressures of his job with a weekend ride on his Heritage Softail. (One unexpected side effect of the massive increase in numbers of leatherclad weekend warriors is a significantly higher number of fatalities among older riders, often alcohol-related.) cardboard container went for $1,595. Some basic math tells us that someone valued the cardboard container at almost $1,200, which is more than a bit excessive—but then again, that's why we have auctions. The same thing happened when a one-quart Pre-Luxe oilcan sold for $165 and the four-pack went for $1,430. There's a lesson here: Don't throw away the packaging. A one gallon Harley-Davidson oilcan blew by most everyone's expectations and finished at $2,860, only to be quickly overshadowed by an one-gallon Indian Motorcycle can that went to a phone bidder for an unprecedented $5,280. A five-gallon round Harley "rocker" oilcan that was badly abused and would rate no better that a six on a scale of 1-10 went for $2,200, but by then no one was surprised by any of the money this collection was bringing. The highlight of the auction was a Harley dealer sign that dated from 1927. It was large and double-sided, measuring 26 by 60 inches, with the familiar bar and shield logo that was first used in 1910. Surrounded in neon, it was in excellent condition. Harley's revisionist embrace of rebellionas-style pumped up its image and its model range expanded. The result is that HarleyDavidson shipped almost 300,000 motorcycles in 2003, and double-digit growth is expected to continue. And as upscale buyers are increasingly attracted to the charismatic brand, interest in related "garage art" has followed. Aumann Auctions presented the extensive holdings of California collector Roy Reed on July 23-25, in Bloomington, IL, and the motorcycle-related items attracted considerable attention. Pre-sale advertising was targeted at motorcycle memorabilia enthusiasts and the results  GENUINE.were exceptional across the board.  two-cycle  A very nice 12-ounce, Harley-Da- vidson dome oilcan was hammered sold for $110 while a four-pack in the 01 Another example had been offered on eBay some time ago and sold for about $30,000, although the sale unwound when the buyer realized the price had been run up by one of the seller's buddies. There was a great deal of speculation over whether this one would reach that level, but the crowd didn't have to wait long to find out. Less than a minute after it began, bidding finished at $45,100, dispelling any remaining doubts about the strength of the vintage motorbike motobilia market. I can't help but wonder if the eBay guy who thought he was getting the shaft at $30,000 is now having second thoughts. On a personal note, I was with Roy when he originally bought the sign and was offered ownership of "a side" for $6,000. In my infinite wisdom, I passed. Oh well, I wouldn't know what to do with an extra 15 large anyway.* 98  Sports Car Market


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1936-1942 Crocker Twin Al Crocker offered a refund to any rider of his motorcycle beaten by a stock Harley or Indian—and never had to pay out Crockers are alike, as the company built each bike to personal taste, from horsepower to paint and brightwork. The principal distinction between models is whether they were fitted with large or small gas tanks. "There were many variations," says Karalash. "Crocker started out making hemi heads and there are two or three versions. Then he made parallel valve heads and I've seen four or five versions of that. And there are three different frames." The Crocker story ended during World War II. By then, Al Crocker had teamed up with publishing magnate and motorcycle racer Floyd Clymer to market one of the first scooters, the Scootabout. But by 1947, Crocker had liquidated its remaining stock; Al Crocker died in 1961. 1939 Crocker "Small Tank" efore he set out to build his own bike, Al Crocker was an Indian motorcycle dealer in Los Angeles, well known for successfully hot-rodding Indian Scout motors. Little did he realize that his motorcycle would one day become the Holy Grail for many American motorcycle collectors, a perfect blend of design, performance, rarity, and legend. The first Crocker Twin was introduced in 1936. Its attractive Art Deco styling was matched with &Ming performance, as the bike could reach 60 mph in first gear—on its way to a top speed of over 110 mph. This was significantly faster than any Indian or Harley-Davidson of the time, and Crocker offered to refund the purchase price to any rider beaten by a stock Harley or Indian. Of course, he never had to pay out. The Crocker Twin has become extremely desirable today, in large part because it's a classic 1930s V-twin, a heavy metal descendant of the earliest American motorcycles, with big sprung saddle, wide handlebars and a hard-tail frame. It's also rare, with only about 65 built. Fewer than half are known to remain intact today, with another 20 in pieces. As might be expected, they're not cheap: A basket case will fetch $40,000 to $65,000, and a decent runner can command upwards of $75,000—if you can find one. B The basic Crocker motor displaced 61 ci 100  (about 1,000 cc), but it could be bored out to almost 1,500 cc. Early front suspensions had a single spring—a British "Druid" style—but later bikes have what's known as a "double spring" setup, though these actually employ eight springs. The first three Crocker Twins built were development mules, but the fourth was sold to a man named Homer Wood, who set out to ride from L.A. to Chicago and back. He stayed in touch with Al Crocker during his Route 66 trip, reporting on various troubles, and at one point Crocker sent him a new set of cylinder heads. Such attention to detail and willingness to make running changes was typical of Crocker, says Markus Karalash, an expert machinist from Toronto who revived the Crocker name in 1997. He and partner Michael Schacht reproduce numerous Crocker Twin parts and possess original company memorabilia (www.crockermotorcycleco.com). Karalash says no two Karalash first got involved with Crockers back in 1996 when a friend needed some parts remanufactured. Back in the 1960s, Crocker Twins were just cast-off bikes and they sold for as little as $100—oh, how things have changed, he says. This spring Karalash went to California for a tour of nine still-complete Crockers, including a stop in the desert to visit 87-year-old Jack Lilley, a long-time Crocker Twin rider. Lilley was a member of the Boozefighters, the gang on which Lee Marvin's "Black Rebels" were based in 1954's Marlon Brando vehicle, The Wild One. Perfect Crocker Owner: Knows the 1948 Life photo of the beer-swilling biker in Hollister was posed. Fun to ride: **-** Ease of maintenance: **** Appreciation potential: ***** Curiosity factor: **** Years produced: 1936-1942 Number produced: approx. 65 Original list price: from $480 in 1941 SCM Valuation: 140,000-$125,000 Tune-up/major service: less than $100 Engine: 61- to 90-ci, air-cooled V-twin Transmission: 3-speed Weight: 495 lbs. Engine #: left side of case below front cylinder Frame #: none Colors: mostly navy blue, but any color was available If you're itching to get your hands on one of these original rebel bikes, know that there are more engines than frames around, as the powerplants were popularly used in sprint cars. If you can find an engine, Karalash will be more than happy to build you a frame—or almost anything else you need. But as you might expect, these are expensive pieces. A new frame and forks will run $10,000. Exact copies of the large or small gas tanks run $2,250. For those who'd rather not piece together their own bitsa, Karalesh expects to be producing complete replica bikes for around $45,000 within the next year.• Sports Car Market


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_ Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson LEATHER COLOR There's a way to improve the appearance of faded leather without reupholstering. Surflex is a water-based leather dye that also contains a special wax to help resist dirt. It dries after 20 minutes and is ready for use in 24 hours. After it cures, the pores in the leather remain open so you can continue to regularly condition the surface. Available in colors to match many BMW, MercedesBenz, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce models. Price: $28.50 per 8-oz can. Color-Plus, 570.686.3158, www. colorplus . com. PUMPED UP These new KYB gas shocks offer both automatic damping and four or five custom settings, making them good for both the street and track outings. Available for many late-model sports cars, including Ford Mustangs and the Subaru WRX. Price: $389-$449 for a set of four. Perfor- Cz=) mance Suspension Technology, 800.247.2288, www.p-s-t.com. FOR HEALEY HEADS Many roadster lovers think the best convertible weather is a crisp autumn morning, when you can wear a snug knit cap, let the heater blast, and take in the sun and the bracing breeze. Just in time for Fall color tours, get one of these red and black heavyweight acrylic hats. The anti-pill polar fleece lining helps keep them especially warm and comfortable. Price: $12.95. Moss Motors, www.mossmotors.com. 800.667.7872, ENGLISH MIRROR These chrome-plated, Lucas-styled sport fender mirrors match the original style and inexpensively replace the dull, pitted originals on your English sports car. For most MG, Triumph, Sunbeam, and Austin-Healey models. Price: $14.95. Victoria British, 800.255.0088, www. victoria-british.com . SCREEN CLEAN Here's one of the safest ways to remove yellowing and light scratches from plastic convertible rear windows and headlamp covers. This almond meal-based cleaner is solvent-free, and includes special spun-wool wipes and a protective wax to apply afterwards and help prevent future scratches. Price: $23.00. Zymtil, 800.999.5563, www.zymol.com. Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2004 TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID flavor-of-the-month in suburban America, with six-month waits for new cars and Toyota dealers enjoying plenty of ADP. Good for Toyota, as they've designed the first cool hybrid that blends the right quantities of high-tech geekiness with normal-car operation. It's just too bad the 60/51 EPA gas mileage is such a farce, especially for those drivers who are not shy about flexing their right ankle.—Jeff Sabatini Price as tested: $25,939 Likes: Four-door hatchback body with a flat load floor makes hauling gear easy; true family-car with Corolla-sized interior; only car on the market in which keyless ignition system makes entirely good sense; futuristic design and dash layout makes energy conservation fun. Gripes: Steeply raked rootline means cargo capacity is less than many smaller hatchbacks; only averaged 29 mpg in the city through the first tank of gas. Fun to drive: ** Fun to look at: *** Overall ownership experience: **** Verdict: This green machine has become the October 2004 2004 TOYOTA TUNDRA DOUBLE CAB 4X4 V8 ican pickups; quiet operation and little road noise for a truck; extremely comfortable interior with plenty of storage areas for personal detritus; still retains normal stereo controls with two big buttons for tuning and volume. Gripes: Looks less imposing than full-size American pickups; abrupt throttle tip-in; not much fun to park; does anyone who's not a full-time construction contractor really need a four-door, $35,000 truck? Fun to drive: ** Fun to look at: *** Price as tested: $35,805 Likes: Looks less imposing than full-size Amer- Overall ownership experience: *** Verdict: Toyota's dirty little secret is that for all the green image its Prius promotes, the company is building trucks in such large numbers that you'd think their world headquarters is in Wayne County, MI. Toyota sells at least eight different truck and SUV models (nine if you count Scion's boxy xB) and plans to open a new truck plant in San Antonio, TX, in 2006. If you've got to own a full-size pickup, this Toyota isn't a bad choice as the brand's reputation for quality and reliability is welldeserved.—J.S.• 101


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Mystery Photo Answers #122-Late '80s FORMULA ATLANTIC race car. S/N unknown. Make unknown. Recent barn find. Thick dirt. Heavy vegetation overgrowth. Cond: 6- NOT SOLD AT S100. It never ceases to amaze us at the condition of cars presented at auction. High bid represents current retail market for yews. Scraped away to vehicle underneath, seller could make reserve. Otherwise, just a shrubbery. —Chuck Little, Chairman, Concours d'Elegance at Cranb rook RUNNER UP: This is, of course, the McLaren MP4-19 sitting in the McLaren-Mercedes pits, proving the old adage, "A rapid race car gathers no moss."—Gary Brush, Houston, TX RUNNER UP: My wife says that, if I'm good, next year I can grow a Harley!—John Fudge, Manasquan, NJ FACTUALLY CORRECT: The topiary formula racer sits outside Michael Shumacher's favorite restaurant "Montana" in Maranello, Italy.— Michael Stein, Yanoley, PA Publicity still from Stephen King's new thriller, The Racing, about the Colorado Grand, featuring topiary cars which come alive at night and race around the grounds of an old ski resort in the mountains.—Jim Rosenthal, Annapolis, MD Ralph Nader's "ideal car."—AlexLobodovsky, Danville, CA I'd like to see Schumacher win in this one.—Bob Lynn, Boltonville, WI Front wing looks weak, trim it!—Bob Bayuk, Annandale, NJ Fl engineers were besieged by problems stemming from the excessively high humidity at the Malaysian Grand prix this year.—Gary Koch, Rocky River, OH USAPPRAISAL This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2004 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscannarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 102  Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, Frederick Boos, Bend, OR This beautiful living sculpture was created by Edward Scissorhands as a tribute to his hero, Michael Steeringwheelhands.—Bill Mihalic, Rochester, MI Drives okay in the summer but can't use it much in the winter.—Stephen Miller, Mucie, IN This is not what I had in mind when I asked you to paint the car a "garden variety" British Racing Green!—Oliver D. Cromwell, Bronxville, NY Unprecedented breakthrough! New Indy car guaran- A rather confused Polish racing team announced that they plan to enter a car in the 2005 NASCAR "Bush" Series, with sponsorship from Miracle Grow and Ed's Tree Trimming. Planned testing of the car was postponed while the driver was treated for poison ivy.— anonymous, via e-mail In an effort to compete with the popular Toyota Prius and pioneering Honda Insight, Yugo re-enters the market with its zero-pollution vehicle, the aptly named "Evergreen."— Steven Sperber, Tarzana, CA James Gardner, starring in Grass Prix— teed to reach top speeds on solar energy and water!—Ayad Fargo, Redlands, CA I used to compete in the Indy Racing League, but then I switched to the Ivy League.—Jay Mackro, San Juan Capistrano, CA Hey Mario, what's shaking? "Just my hips, lips and the leaves on the Lotus."—Eric Gustafson, Long Beach, CA And this month 's winner of a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney's USAppraisal, is Chuck Little, whom we plan to engage as SCM's horticultural automobilist.—ED.• Sports Car Market


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 Comments With Your Renewal More coverage of Fright Pigs and beaters, please— Thomas Endy, Bloomington, MN tive.—Kirk White, New Smyrna Beach, FL More vintage motorcycle auction results.—James Truitt, Carmel, CA Great changes and improvement every month. I particularly welcomed Dave Kinney's 400i profile in the July issue.— Robert Rockwell, Indianapolis, IN More articles like Schrager's piece on the Maserati Ghibli. He saved me the headache of buying one.—Brian Jobe, Dallas, 7X Loyal subscriber since day one. Great read every month.—Robert Neilson, McMurray, PA You guys poo-poo Boxsters, but if they had only produced 2,000 of them, they would be worth hundreds of thousands and you would rave about them. The S is a great car—Chuck Teems, McDonough, GA Terrific coverage of all things automo- More restoration/preservation stories, focusing on decisions.—Tom Kelly, Pasadena, CA Still the best. Thanks for keeping your magazine substantive and not just an Advertising Delivery Device.—Ted Ricci, Medina, OH The most entertaining and insightful of the five car magazines I subscribe to.—Tony Carpenter, Lincoln, CA Great magazine! The mystery photos are a hoot.—H.R Grotrian, Ann Arbor, MI chew, but I ain't dead yet and have to keep up with what's going on. Send the maglSS. Roberts, Centennial, OH The former SCM 240Z still going strong, now with 46,000 on the odo. I miss the covers with the original artwork, but everything inside is still great.—David Keninitz, Lorton, VA What a super magazine. Perhaps it would be even a little better if you guys had more respect for the amazing Acura NSX.—Mike Shaw, Stone Mountain, GA Renew my subscription for one more year—that's all I can gamble. At 83, I don't want to bite off more than I can Your continued success = expanded issues = my greater reading pleasure. Keep it up.—Julius Berta, Warren, PA Just about perfect. Maybe some coverage of model cars in your eBay section.— Greg Lindstrom, Fullerton, CA This is one of the few magazines that I can't put down once I get it. Keep up the good reporting.—Charles Jacobs, Cairo, Egypt I want to see more drag and muscle cars—Thomas Bush, Mauston, WI Have more specific car supplements. An example would be a Porsche 356 version with values, restoration, parts, how Keep the biting commentary—it is what gives the magazine flavor. If you try to please everyone we'll wind up with bland stats.—Sam Bergman, Annapolis, MD M5 BMWs.—Kenneth Robinson, Portland, OR More "Affordable Classics." Expand the bike column.—Michael Carroll, Plymouth, MA boy. In my thirties, it was Road & Track In my forties, it was Fortune Magazine. Now, in my fifties, I've reached the top of the magazine food chain with Sports Car Market.—Kevin Cobley, Mount Vernon, WA When I was in my twenties, it was Play- And thanks to all of you for your renewals and your thoughul comments. —ED.* Ha t August Nig hts August 5-6-7-8, 200 Reno/Sparks Convention urn your cars into c Turn your cash into cars! years are available cars need to be 1 972 or o/der. Any accommodations call the 800 number Over 800 cars will be auctioned at this 4-day event. Thurs., Fri., & Sat., Cent, on Sunday. For more • Vehicles with a reserve • Vehicles to 0 cars eac night Thursday, Friday & Saturday, August 5, 6, 7, 2004 f the highest caliber. If your car is one of the best, we want to consider Featuring Street Rods and Nostalgic Vehicles for this Rockin' Auction! co, Silver of Silver Auctions and B & T Custom n. Official 2004 Hot August Nights Sponsors. Consign your car Nostal to Presented by Silver Aucti t • ENTRY FEES: Range from $ • COMMISSIONS  with no reserve 7% ($400 Minimum)  ($200 Minimum) - ' Buyer's Fee - 6% This even is g uaranteed to  gic Car Auction! Sun Valley, Idaho /C° 1- - *  -k sevteobec OcW‘le Sc)sjellI"e‘. .2.005 v•kasPV"' Presented by Silver Auctions 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com October 2004 103 hiliNG Premier Collector Car Auction Labor Day Weekend • Sus) Valley . • • Over 250 Co e Entry Fees $700 - csotomission _ reserve  7% grounds next Septmber 4-5, 2004 Cars Expected llector $200 • prime numbers with a reserve • This auction event takes place on the to the Sun Valley Lodge. are 4 % with no Lodge the World's Greatest ons and BevT be spectacu/ Custom Rod and Restoration ar. info, or hotel listed below for selling a vehicle 100-$ 1,000 and what to buy, future values.—D. V Winstead, Essex, CT More coverage on late-model M3 and


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers). Text-Only Classified Ad Just 515/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarketrom. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words moo, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. ENGLISH 1930 Blower Bentley A magnificent recreation constructed in 1996 on a 1930s Rolls-Royce chassis, aluminum bodywork over a steel and ash frame. The drivetrain consists of a 225 hp, 4.5-liter, supercharged Bentley Mark IV 6-cylinder mated to a fully synchronized 4-speed transmission. Peterson Engineering has constructed this car with amazing attention to detail. The motorcar appears as a fully restored original. The Blower is a joy to drive. Must see to believe. This particular example has 18,000 even miles on it and is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. Given the current exchange rates, the replacement cost of this Blower is over $300,000. Our car can be considered a bargain at $149,000, trades? See photos at www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1938 MG SA Tourer The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period (-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. S119,900, trades? See photos at www. continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1954 Jaguar Xif 120 Normanville factory electric overdrive. High-speed steel-belted radial tires. Matching tan canvas tonneau. €84,750. 480.951.0777. vmv.docsjags.com . (AZ) Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 1963 Jaguar XKE •  ..., ment. Full ownership history, including famous original owner. LHD. Full details on www.donrose. corn. 617. 513.0388 (MA) Aluminum lightweight, street legal. Built in mid '80s. Runs and appears as new. Full race history including several Tarp Florio, Grand Prix Nijrburgring, & other German, Dutch Oldtimers vintage races. Full FIA papers. RAC MSI. In original factory colors. 3.8-liter 320 hp. Very Important from the most respected name in Jaguars, Doc's Jags 480.951.0777. $168,000. www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 1964 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 FHC "SE" (special equipment) Roadster. Only 24,700 unrestored original miles. Kept in pristine condition by its only owner. Respray in '63. Runs and drives perfectly. Original factory Mohair top and side curtains. The most original XK 120 on the planet. €51,000. 480.951.0777 www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 1956 Jaguar X1(140MC Roadster The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II with custom coachwork by Hooper was dispatched from England to the US on August 1, 1960 and was sold when new to a Mrs. Dorothy Kraft of Ridgewood, New Jersey. This left-hand-drive, long-wheelbase limousine with division and factory air conditioning is an exquisite design with razor edge front wings and graceful flowing lines reminiscent of tors of the 1940s. $73,500. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Continental Drophead Coupe This tar is better than new. $90,000 restoration (documents available). Bright red. Connolly leather. Color: Biscuit. All synchro. Oversize radiator. Electric fan, LHD. Price: $90,000. Will take Euros or 144 Stock. Guy, 561.659.1819, gkslaw@covad.net . Photos available on e-mail. (FL) Aston Martin DB5 A concours restoration was performed on this very rare 1938 MG SA 4-seat Tourer with body by Abbey Coachworks. Equipped with 2-liter 6-cylinder motor and 4-speed transmission. Superbly and exquisitely finished in red and fitted with tan leather interior. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, 0-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gear-box is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are (-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. Flawless car and an authentic MC matching number model. Finished in Cotswold blue, gray leather. Fully sorted for spirited touring or for the show circuit. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670 www. deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) 1959 Jaguar XX 150"S" Black with Black leather & block everflex top, stunning mulliner, Park Ward bodied 'chinese-eye' convertible, 1 of only 49 L.H.D. cars built, these alloy bodied coachbuilt convertibles represent tremendous value for money, factory air conditioning, superb inside & out, runs & drives beautifully $128,500 Edward Gibson, Heritage Classics WWW. heritagedassics.com 310.657.9699. (CA) Extremely rare Vantage in LHD w/ factory A/C. Immaculate, concours winning condition, restoration documented w/ photos. Full details on vim. donroserom. 617.513.0388. (MA) Aston Martin DB4 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 3.4-litre roadster. Recent complete restoration with matching numbers. Original factory color, Carmen Red/Cinnamon hides, tan canvas top. Rebuilt engine, new wiring harnesses, Burled walnut renter dash. Runs and drives perfectly. Loycock de Comprehensive restoration to Vantage-spec. Uprated to 4.2L, overdrive. Cumberland Grey w/ Parch- Sand over sable with beige leather. 54,944 miles. Dual air, automatic, power windows, stereo system costing $2600, all tools, and books. Recent very high quality repaint. Excellent history. Exceptional cosmetic and mechanical condition. $65,000 Charles S. Crail Automobiles 805.568.1934. www. chariescraitcom. (CA) www.firraribuy corn +2500 Ferrari Lambo hini for sale 104 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1966 Austin Healey 3000 B18 Paris, LHD, Euro guages, 55K miles docum., import papers, orig. Paris plates. Old English white/block/ black. Heritage certificate. Fully sorted, dependable driver ; no rot/rust. Excellent orig. interior. Will be in Kruse auction, Stone Mtn. GA 10-15-04 528K Michael (770) 253.7353 or signman@charternet. 1967 Riley Elf Mini indoors ; driven occasionally. $9,800. 707.942.0546. don@naponet.net . 1987 TVR 4205EAC Bugatti EB110 Supersport automobile. Ready for Pebble Beach. Charles S. &ail Automobiles 805.568.1934 www.charlescrail. cam. (CA) Super nice driver. Rust free, straight and clean throughout. Recent professional documented engine rebuild. Finished in red, black leather, small and large tonneau, original radio. Excellent throughout. $29,500 firm. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.deGarmoLtd.corn. (CT) 1967 Morris Cooper "5" Crayford convertible, garaged Calif. car. Everything excellent, including: 1275 engine, body, paint, chrome, canvas top, dark red leather, wood dash. 511,000. 415.883.3849. (CA) 1980 1R8 Roadster Blue, Magnolia interior, blue carpeting, 46k miles, uprated 5 litre engine, uproted brakes, service history. 01,000. Email seanchayes@yahoo.co.uk . (UK) FRENCH 1932 Deluge, Body by (ha pron. Less than 20 "Lightweight' EB110's built, carbon fiber chassis, aluminum and carbon/Kevlar fiber body, AWD, 4 Turbos, 650 hp, believed only factory silver metallic car. Contact Canepa Design, 831.423.5704, www.canepa.com . (CA) GERMAN 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Remarkable original survivor.  Bought new in 18,000 miles from new. Original paint, top and interior. New tires, brakes, shocks and struts. Kept Very interesting ownership history. Fully restored to a very high standard. Most likely a one of a kind SCM /0i-cazips_exchange Each month, selected cars from the SCM Showcase Gallery will also appear in the British magazine, Octane (www.octane-magazine.com ) and vice-versa. Red with black leather interior & white soft top, a real "barn find", in storage over twenty five years, 102,000 original miles, engine and transmission rebuilt at 84,000 and new clutch 01 100,000. Many receipts and original handbooks with service stamps, 1950 Jowett Jupiter RHO Roadster _ '61 Face! Facellia Cabriolet CHASSIS #C162 Incredibly original (1 owner since new) and excellent in every respect. CHASSIS #103104A CHASSIS #E2SA600R 100% complete, most of the restoration work done. Very rare, highly unusual and everything eligible. BB One Exports October 2004 California's answer to DB4! '65 Apollo 5000 GT Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  bbone@dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 105


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SCM Showcase Gallery complete unrestored 300 SLs are almost impossible to find these days and so this represents on incredible opportunity to acquire on of these elusive vehicles $186,500 Edward Gibson, Heritage Classics vmv.heritageclassics.com 310-657-9699. (CA) 1970 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet 2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4matic 1969 Fiat 500 Gamine convertible Rare Fiat 500 Sports Car. Special Body by Vignale. A two seater, designer body with a full 22 horsepower! A great runabout or paddock vehicle. No rust, excellent condition. Red/black, the odometer shows 44,700 miles. $11,900. See photos at www. continentaloutosports.com . 630.655.3535 (IL) 1972 Italia Roadster Silver/black, 29k miles, all options including xenon lights, navigation and voice activated phone. Perfect. $35,000. 360.944.1066. (WA) A beautifully restored example finished in silver with black leather. Equipped with floor shift and factory air. This is a high quality collector car that can be used reliably as a driver if so desired. $84,900. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars, 314.524.6000. (MO) 1979 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 ITALIAN 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Red/Tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt Cleveland 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4 speed manual, outstanding in every way. $47,900. See photos at www.continentalautosports.com. 630.655.3535. (IL) Ferrari 246 GT RHD. Metallic red/tan trim, 55k Warranted, full service history. Alfa enthusiast maintained. Superb throughout. £7,999. 01926 484386 Works. (UK) JAPANESE 1973 Datsun 240Z 1990 Alfa Spider 2 Utre The finest one in the world, period. One fussy owner, very low original mileage. Fully documented from new. Mechanically as new, cosmetically 100% original and flawless. Black, black interior, sunroof, updated stereo with CD Changer. $35,000 firm. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd 203.852.1670 www. deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) Mercedes-Benz SLK 32 AMG Three owners from new, very original, very low mileage. Mechanically original and perfect, cosmetically wonderful. Silver, blue leather, blue top. Recent documented comprehensive service by marque specialist. Ready for touring now. $32,500 firm. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CI) 1967 Alfa Romeo GIV Vintage Race Car Maybe the best example in the world. 3300 original miles; mechanically flawless and always properly serviced. Finished in dark blue, light gray leather. Euro model with small chrome bumpers. None better anywhere. $65,000 203.852.1670 Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. www.deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) Fast, safe, reliable and legal/eligible everywhere. 1600 w/dyno sheets, close ratio trans, fuel cell-call for spec sheet. Fred 360.770.2279. 1 of only 200 in the UK. 350 bhp gives blistering performance (0 to 100 mph in 11.3 secs), and 25 mpg. Beautiful Designio Tanzanite Blue metallic; alpaca/anthracite interior. Full AMG spec. plus every option/extra. Mercedes UK supplied; FSH. 1 owner, 8,600 miles, mint. £34,500. Rod Leach's "Nostalgia". Phone 01992 500007 (Hurts), Email rodleach@waitrose.com . (UK) 1967 Fiat 500 Giardiniera (Station Wagon). Cosmetically very nice w/excellent mechanicals. The odometer shows 98,968 miles. Medium Blue with a red and white interior. Full size fabric sunroof. Seats 4 with plenty of room for your gear. An excellent city car. $7,900 See photos at www.continentalautosports.com 630.6553535. (IL) 1986 Lomborghini Jalpa ' 410 ; Excellent running and driving car. Recent trans. service with all new synchros.Fresh chrome on rear bumpers. New leather on seats and new carpets. Contact Steve, 802.877.2645. rpm@rpmvt.com . 1973 Maserati Bora 59,000 original miles, car is all original including paint and interior. The only known changes are SU curbs and updated coil. This car was a display piece at Nissan dealer for over 15 years, looks and drives as new. $18,000. laser@marlowe.net . (FL) 1998 Acura NSX-T Sold new 2000, gray/black leather, paddle-shift 4-speed, all options, CompTech exhaust, polished alloys, new Bridgestone RE010's, major service completed, immaculate condition. 41,000 pampered highway miles, never on track. $56,900. 415. 298.2080 (CA) AMERICAN 1932 Ford Hi Boy Black/creme. 15,000 miles, US spec, mechanicals redone, SS exhaust. Mint, everything new. Asking $41,000. 561.893.0833. jawlane@bellsouth.net . (FL) Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rodder Magazine, Feb. 1992). "The Mean Green Machine," Chevy Z24 engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Contact John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. johnhveinberger@aol.com . (IL) RESTORATION? I el STEP BY STEP SYSTEM 0 WWW.BARTHOLLAND.COM RESTORATION@BARTHOLLAND.COM a Plankier 22 2771 XL Boskoop-NL r +31 (0) 172211344 f +31 (0) 172218321 106 GermanCarPortal.com Over 1,100 links German Car Newsfeed Dealer Listings Event Listings HOST WORKS hostworks.com 303-539-1839 Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1947 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible 550 + hp, suspension and brake upgrade, complete exterior and interior customization, 130 + mph top speed. Contact Canepa Design, 831.423.5704, www. canepa.com . (CA) Canepa Design "Limited Edition" Hummer H2 tenor customization inc. monochromatic point. 20' wheels/tires. Contact Canepa Design, 831.423.5704 ; www.canepa.com . (CA) SWEDISH 1973 Volvo 1800ES WANTED An absolutely serious buyer wants any European antique classic cars, Jaguar, Austin-Healey, MG, Morgan, Triumph, 356, 190SL, Alfa Romeo, Riley, Land Rover, Singer, also pre-war cars and other interesting European cars in any condition, any location. Please call Steve's British Connection. sbcinc@aol. corn. 630.553.9023 phone; 815.786.3372 fax. www. stevesbritishconnection.com . Desert sand with matching two tone interior, very original car with light cosmetic restoration, 323 Cain: straight eight cylinder "Spitfire" engine with fluid drive transmission, runs & drives very well S84,500 Edward Gibson, Heritage Classics www. heritagedassics.com 310-657-9699. (CA) 1953 Nash Healey roadster Outstanding example. Ground-up restoration by Barber Motorsports. Cream with dark red leather interior. Perfect to the last detail and complete including original radio. Many documents and some spares. S50,000. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) Canepa Design Hummer H1 Wagon M t.14 •  • E  t 360 Fl Paddles Custom-built 393 cubic inch supercharged engine, 500 HP, Suspension & Brake upgrade, complete ex- Standard transmission, 220,000 miles. Restored, original engine. New Pirelli tires. Will deliver, West Coast only. S9,500. 209.754.4846. (CA) Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato Round Tail Prefer to pay for the best example, but will consider any condition. Must be complete. Contact John Weinberger. 630.655.3535. johnfweinbergergaol. com. Carbon Fiber For Ferrari Carbon Fiber Parts for Modern Ferraris including 360 355 348 328 308 TR Handcrafted in Japan and Canada to Exacting Standards. Complete carbon fiber interiors available for the 348, 355, and 360. L a_ MACARBON1 , Distributed by Maranello Auto Sales www.maranelloauto.com Call 650.520.4822 next F current Ferrari with ciii li Expert evaluations, research and sales of coach-built, collectable, racing and special intepes by Michael Sheehan — The Ferrari Specialist. Fervarts 355 Center Console Dealer Inquiries Welcome sales@maranelloauto.com See us at Concorso Italiano! Browse our online catalog or call for your free carbon sample. Call (9491646 - 6086 OF'Nit us online at N■ N%.terraris-online.com October 2004 107


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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarketcom. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-Poulahi-Le Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.429920 21. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rand-Point des Champs Elyse.es, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr . www.artcurial.com. (FR) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421. 6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com . www.barrett-jacicson.com . (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterfields.com. (CA) Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1H11. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www.bransonauction.com . (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2699, Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www.mecumauction.com. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on wvvw.ebaymotors.com for more details. H&H Classic Auctions. +44. 1925.730630, fax +44.1925.730830. Whitegate Farm, Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire, UK. WA4 4BZ info@classicauctions.co.uk, www.classic-auctions .com. (UK) 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, 760.3203290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com . (CAN) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@ qwest.net, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com; www.silverauctions.com . (WA) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net . (OK) Spectrum Auctions. 818.999.0832, fax 818.999.0816. 23295 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spectrumauctions.com . (CA) APPRAISALS Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802362.4719, 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com . (CA) 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. dbrownell@sprynet.com . (VT) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, 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, prepurchase, donations, etc. appraisals@ cosmopolitartmotors.com . (WA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dlikinney@usappraisal .com; www.usappraisal.com. (VA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Nationwide, over 50 offices. Certified Appraisals. Prepurchase inspections, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness. Onsite inspections. Confidential. www.autoappraisalgroup.com. "Not just one man's opinion of value." (VA) Featherman &  Co. Inc. 610.645.5595. Scott Featherman has fax 206.467.6532. www.ItalianCarParts.com We have what you need to restore and maintain your Italian Car. Italian rts.Come.  Visit our website and on-line catalog. Register online or call to receive your free catalog. Phone: 503.655.9811 Fax: 503.655.9581 West Linn, OR USA 108 I'D RATHER BE USING ' HOST WURKF, Call HostWorks to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. fax over 20 years experience and is both a certified IAAA appraiser and ASE master technician. Complete services include appraisals, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness and advisory. Personal, prompt, confidential—available nationwide. For more information, see our ad this issue. scott@feathco.com , www.FeathermanCo.com . (PA) AUTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 10-12, 2004. 38page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com . (CA) www.arteauto.com. 631329.8580. l'art et 1 'automobile gallery and auction house Web site, featuring drawings, paintings, prints, vintage posters, photos, sculptures, objects, toys, models, books, literature, memorabilia, and more from the beginning of the automobile to date. View online and mail order automobilia auction lots. info@arreauto.com . (NY) BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206.467.6531, fax 206.467.6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. sales@cosmopolitarunotors .com. (WA) ropean collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasyjunction.com, www.fantasyjunction .com. (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info@grandprix-classics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Oldtimer Garage. +4131.8190000, fax +41.31.8195191. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bem, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com . (CH) www.historicalcars.com We buy, we sell, we find. Europe/US/Asia/Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time, any place. www.historicalcars.com. CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in Eu- CosdelInternational.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, info@cosdel.com, www.cosdel.com. (CA) Passport Transport. 800325.4267, 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) FerrariPortal.com " • VE:4 Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings HOST WORKS hostworks.com 303-539-1839 Sports Car Market


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 Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) PC BEAR Auto Transport. 717.859.1585, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. Specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life-long car nut. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. I sleep in my truck while transporting. Door to door delivery. Talk to me anytime. (PA) Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liflgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@concourstransport.com, www .concourstransport.com. (WA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.945.6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod, and Sports Cars with low rates and long terms. Call, fax or email your application today for quick 10-minute approval. www.jjbest.com. (MA) Woodside Credit. 800.717.5180, fax 800.717.5177. Founded on more than 40 years of consumer lending experience, we are dedicated to providing our dealers and customers with attractive financing options. Competitive rates, flexible terms, and consumer lending expertise. Contact us directly, apply online, or ask your dealer. Open 7 days a week. wwvv.woodsidecredit.com . COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com. (MI) Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance, 800.678.5173. We understand the needs of the classic car owner—agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and the ease of paying for your premium by credit card. Available in 44 states throughout the US. Get an instant quote at www.parishheacock.com . (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier  Financial  Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. co collect' experi ck, Scott indepencient, qu No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com • tior.tit s s tarn* Cea' 441,A1 4 t:44414 re lior$eless Ctrriacke (Entrien-,, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In Ni 973-742-2692 , Fax 973-742-8369 October 2004  109 Services Include: Appraisal Pre-Purchase Inspection Advisory Expert Witness Vehicle Location and Consignment Restoration and Collection Management On-Site Auction Counsel of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.whynotlease.com . (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. vvww.putnamleasing .com. (CT) PHOTOGRAPHY Bob Dunsmore Racing Photography. PO Box 80008, Multnomah, OR 97280. 503.244.4646. photoraces®aol.com . (OR) RESTORATION — GENERAL CARS of Pittsburgh, Inc. 866.877.8866, fax 412.653.3798. 1147 Cochran's Mill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Complete classic and custom auto restoration/fabrication. Metal repair, polishing, and plating. Pre-purchase inspection, appraisals and title services. The most customer friendly restoration company in the world. davidsteffan@carsofpgh .com, www.carsofpgh.com . (PA) Performance Restoration, 440.968.3655, fax 440.968.3263. 17444 US Route 6, Montville, OH Resource Directory 44064. Metal fabrication, prep and paint work experts. Knowledgeable mechanics for running gear, suspension, electrical, and carburetion issues. As mentioned in The Wrenching Truth, SCM, March 2002. We finish your projects! supercharged@alltel .net. (OH) Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) SPORTS AND COMPETITION ....... (" litietage ,eathei  Vd : V VINTAGE EVENTS The  Ass. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARUVFtS), 203377.6745, 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracing-services.com . (CT) Colorado  fax fax 503.223.6953. Grand. 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett. 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. (CO) There's an automotive consultant specializing in over twenty years of hands-on professional invaluable partner for those seeking an and objective opinion. Experienced Partner. • Certified Master Technician ASE - - National Institute kr Automotive Service Excellenc • Advisory Board Member - NADA Classic and Collectible Appraisal Guides • Auction Analyst/Reporter and Contributor - Sports Car Market Magazine • Society of Automotive Engineers • Society of Automotive Historians • • FEADERMAN Co& Glachvyne, Pennsylvania www.FeathermanCo.com Free Initial Consultation 610.645.5595 • Certified Appraiser - IAAA - International Automotive Appraiser Association no Substitute for an


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Resource Directory ENGLISH  Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) AC AVF  Restorations,  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 organintion of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) Austin-Ileaky Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Inc. Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org. (OR) Austin-Healey Club of America, 877.5.HEALEY, fax 704.283.7765, www.healeyclub.org. P.O. Box 3220, Monroe, NC 28111-3220. With 45 affiliated regional clubs throughout North America, the AHCA offers its members a monthly color magazine, full-color calendar, technical support, book discounts, sourcing for suppliers and services, annual Conclave, and connection to 4,000 Healey enthusiasts worldwide. membership@ healeyclub.org . (NC) Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and preowned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astorunartin-lotus.com. (MA) Kevin  Aston Martin JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship w/Overnigbt Delivery CALL MON1T SHELMN JAGUAR: Kay  Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. Travel begins here . . . www.alfapartscatalog.com Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  503.231.5103  800.594.0805  Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! lOriginal parts and hard to find NOS. '/Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and afiermarket parts •7 High performance components. • / Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. /Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulletta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com 110  700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Steve ustin's AUTOMO ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles 1638 SE 11th Ave Canby, OR 97013 (503) 266-4079 or (800) 452-8434 email: steveaustingcanby.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com Official Organizer of SCM's Historic and Collector Car Tours Sports Car Market Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) 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) Jaguar The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com . (KY) Morgan 847.247.0447. Lake Bluff, IL. 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, northshoresportscars.com . (IL) Northshore  Rolls-Royce/Bentley Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AHI. VRS), 203377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, ICirldand, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) Sportscars.


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0,c*o PALM SPRINGS %%No0,, 0 0 37th collector car show & Auction - Keith Mc Cormick presents the  SATURDAY and SUNDAY NOVE 1_3=1 :1 AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS HELD AT THE NEW sp.% REsouT cAsiNo LOCATED AT: REAR OF OUR OFFICE/SHOWROOM 244 N. 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 Smion 10 WI 10 4 .7 f THE OLDIES STATION LOCAL HOST HOTEL: We recommend Spa Resort & Casino Telephone: (760) 325-1461 or (800) 854-1279 www.sparesortcasino.com And mention Auction for special rate of $149.00 PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST...NOW! (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! check out these websites: www.palm-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) www.PalmSpringsUSA.com (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) Sponsored by sp, RESORT CAM co n 20th & 21st, 2004. : NO ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for prime time replacement - only 80 cars. No 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. New Englarged Event: This event will now include a SHOW & SHINE car show on Saturday the 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trophy's, entertainment, party's, food and auto vendors. $40.00 per car. Vendor booths $200.00. Entry forms on website or call numbers below. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS, INC. 244 N. INDIAN CANYON DRIVE PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92262 U.S.A. ( 7 6 0 ) -320-3290 Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com


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Resource Directory ALFA ROMEO  Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www .centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International  Auto  800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www.intemational-auto.com. (VA) Performance Motoring Associates 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com . www.alfaromeorestorations.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration 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, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/IAMBORGHINI Ron Tonkin Gran 'Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com . (OR) Parts 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) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com . I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800, 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. 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. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 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) FORZA. 860.350.1140, Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 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 860.350.1148. Buyers and sellers of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and related exotic cars. Also interested in memorabilia, parts, manuals, books, etc., related to above cars. Willing to compensate for information that leads to purchase. forzamot@aol.com, www .forzamotorsports.com. (CT) fax GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbornauto.com . (MA) 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. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. (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, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more. Dues $45/yr. wwvv.mbca.org. (CO) 356 Registry. 810.688.9090, fax 810.688.9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Information: Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org . (MI) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvet° windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals.com . (TX) BMW Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI. VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Bamum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www .automotiverestorations.com. (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bimonthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT). 0-104ze RESTORATIONS Since 1978 dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 112 Visa - Mc 888-237-4359 In.depth Porsche Information At Your Fingertips! Buying? Restoring? Maintaining? 36 PORSC -44013012112t ea ovinr Technical and Restoration Guide NEW' 256 pgs 470 photos pd meg Guide 71 Story Aga RPM Auto Books map -401 Nit www.RPMAutoBooks.com Sports Car Market The Complete Porsche 1%i2


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1963 Alfa Romeo 1991 Alfa Romeo 1986 Aston Martin Volante 1988 Bentley 8 Sedan 1972 Buick Skylark Coupe 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Coupe 1964 Cadillac Sedan de Ville 1979 Cadillac Seville 1983 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible 1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427/390 Coupe 1975 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car 1968 Chrysler Newport Convertible 1956 Citroen Traction Avant 1960 Dodge Pickup 1999 Dodge Viper RT/10 1964 Facel Vega Facel III 1966 Ferrari 330 GTS 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi 1988 Ferrari 3.2 Mondial Cabriolet 1929 Ford 2 Door Sedan 1955 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1966 Ford Mustang GT350 Fastback 1966 Ford LTD Sedan 1954 Jaguar XK 120FHC 1959 Jaguar Mark I 1961 Jaguar Mark II 1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series I 1969 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series II 1972 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series III 1958 Century Coronado 21' 1967 Chriscraft Cavalier 18' Rusty Incomplette Project Zender Kit Red/Tan Driver 1 owner. Nice with Granny dings. Tr-power No motorsltranny Driver 1 Owner from new/tatty Charming Restored Red Red 30,000 miles Extremely Original Scruffy Driver New Paint Hand-painted by Lassen New Paint Long-term Owner Pristine Car Exceptional Street Rod What a cube! Shelby Clone one owner "survivor" Ex-Alfredo Brenner Recent Partial Restoration Custom Cabriolet, Project Restored Nice Driver old paint/new running gear $1,000.00 $6,995.00 $69,995.00 $21,000.00 $3,995.00 $35,000.00 $850.00 $3,995.00 $1,995.00 $23,000.00 $42,500.00 $25,000.00 $25,000.00 $21,000.00 $12,995.00 $6,995.00 $15,000.00 $175,000.00 $15,500.00 $250,000.00 $30,995.00 $42,995.00 $27,995.00 $29,995.00 $32,995.00 $3,995.00 $37,500.00 $9,500.00 $22,500.00 $67,995.00 $40,000.00 $34,995.00 1956 Mercedes Benz 220S Cabriolet 1960 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster 1961 Mercedes Benz 190 SL Roadster 1966 Mercedes Benz 600 SWB 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SL Roadster 1974 Mercedes Benz 280 SLC 1980 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9 1946 MG TC Roadster 1950 MG TD Roadster 1951 MG TD Roadster 1955 MG TF Roadster 1956 MG MGA Roadster 1966 MG MGB Roadster 1973 MG MGB Roadster 1955 Moto Morini 125cc 2-Stroke Motorcycle 1961 MV Augusta 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado 1948 Packard Super 8 Convertible Victoria 1970 Pontiac LeMans GTO 1959 Porsche 356A Super Cabriolet 1962 Porsche 356B 1-6 Super Coupe 1962 Porsche 356 B T-6 Super Coupe 1929 Reo Flying Cloud Sedan 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom I Convertible 1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1948 Talbot Lago 126 DHC 1962 Vespa VBB 1977 Vespa 3 wheel 1955 Volkswagen Beetle 1971 Volkswagen Westphalia Camper 1966 Volvo 122S WATERCRAFT Factory installed wood runabout with 327, twin sidedrafts and factory installed sliding roof, complete with trailer. $37,995.00. Chevrolet 327. Nice period runabout. Complete with trailer. $7,995.00. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of significant wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Washington, Oregon, and Italy. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. RECYCLED OLD GROWTH LUMBER Hundreds of thousands of board feet of old growth Douglas Fir. Tongue and grove, clear vertical grain with no nail holes. Eighty years old from seven hundred-year-old trees, also California Redwood, 2x4, 2x6, 4x6, 6x8, 3x12, excellent original condition, previously used in food production. Never exposed to toxins or chemicals. Impossible to find on today's market. Inquire. REAL ESTATE WANTED Looking for a home, condo, commercial building or even raw land. Want to purchase by way of partial trade and cash. Price range $200,000 to $3,000,000. Trades can include classic or exotic automobiles, motor yachts, famous master artwork, or antique furniture. We would like to trade the down payment (minimum 20%) and pay conventionally the balance, or if desired by seller, pay seller on contract. • This method can help sell real estate inventory that has been sitting for an extended period. • This could also help sellers who have large capital gains concerns. With a large down payment in "trade" their taxable gain could diminish significantly. • Even if the seller doesn't want an exotic car or an expensive piece of furniture, these items can certainly be sold via consignment or outright sale HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. Please inquire. Red/Older Restoration Extremely Original and Very Nice Black / Red Great Driver Blue/Zebrawood California Specia1/1owner from new 5 Speed One owner Restored R.H.D. Restored Restored R.H.D. Older Concours Restoration Restored Wires/Rusty Totally Restored Fabulous 3 wheel truck Running parts car Green/tan restored Judge Clone Red/Black factory hardtop Concours Condition Number matching driver Model C Sedan Award Winner Shooting Brake Ex Best of Class Pebble Silver Nica white 1 Owner Rusty Older Resto/Driver $33,995.00 $45,000.00 $27,995.00 $27,995.00 $28,995.00 $7,995.00 $13,995.00 $24,995.00 $21,000.00 $16,995.00 $27,995.00 $27,000.00 $850.00 $21,995.00 $4,995.00 $6995.00 $1,995.00 $59,000.00 $18,500.00 $42,000.00 $35,995.00 $27,995.00 $19,995.00 $165,000.00 $39,995.00 $225,000 $3500.00 $3200.00 $7,995.00 $1,000.00 $3,995.00 Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. 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by Carl Bomstead W SCM fanatic) the first thing that SANILAC CATTLE SPRAY THERMOMcomes to mind is probably those ETER. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 12. goofy dishes with dogs and fishes painted on SOLD AT: $263. Date Sold: 7/13/2004. This them that your mother pinned to the wall. hen you think porcelain, if you're uct might have long-lasting ramifications. a normal person (i.e., not a rabid  —  ;  , EBAY #3687214052 MOBIL WOOD My favorite this month has to be the  vintage Hood Rubber Co. condom tin  described below, a special treat for those  enthusiasts who always need protection of  one sort or another.  and more. And we also see higher and !Tr: higher prices for the good stuff,  But gearheads are different. We see gas SANILAC ing that is highly collectible, especially in station signs, motorcycle license plates cattle . - EBAY #5911180611-1966 DODGE CHUS BRONZE CAR MASCOT. First Bid: CHARGER 429 HEM! PROMO CAR. $199.99. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $280. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 27. SOLD Date Sold: 7/04. Bacchus was the "God of AT: $536.01.  Date Sold:  7/27/2004.  this example was exceptional, all the more surprising considering that painted wood doesn't usually stand the ravages of time. The last one I saw sold at auction went for about twice this price, so consider this one a front porch piece at a back yard price. EBAY #2254551329—SON OF BAC- of a Dodge Charger that is stated to have a  "429" emblem on the side. A Hemi in '66 was  a 426-ci V8, and the low-res picture is not clear enough to tell if this is just a typo. Only 468 Dodge 426 Hemi's were produced so if this is in fact a real promo item, it's a tribute to a very rare car that is soaring in value, and well worth the money spent. Otherwise, $500 is a lot to pay for a Revell model. EBAY #3684369669 — "atilt 'MANY HOOD This is a  solid black  plastic model  4 ' y a   el"'  -I  -- Wine" and this cute little cherub could have been his son. He has grapes in his left hand and a wine cup in his right. The hood ornament stands about 4-1/2 inches tall and is unsigned. Thought to he French in origin and CO. CONDOM TIN. First Bid: $9.95. Number of Bids: 3. SOLD AT: $12.50. Date Sold: 6/27/2004. The Hood Rubber Company was best know as a tire manufacturer, but obviously branched out into a few other HOOD RUBBER "related" products. If only Goodyear had followed suit, we can imagine the potential NASCAR marketing tie-in: "Ride With A Winner." Then again, perhaps it's best that other tire companies didn't move into this line of business—Firestone might have gotten into even more trouble, as tread separation on this prod- SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 114 piece for the car collector with a decent wine cellar and it sold for not a lot of money. EBAY #2254734613-1914 CALIFORNIA PORCELAIN MOTORCYCLE LICENSE PLATE. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $586.01. Date Sold: 7/12/2004. These plates were issued in a number of different colors in the teens and are highly sought-after by plate collectors and California motorcycle enthusiasts alike. They were screwed to the rear fender and the plate conformed to the shape of the fender. They usually sell for a few hundred more than was realized here, so consider this one well bought. EBAY  #3687391987-1930s BEACON GAS PORCELAIN SIGN. First Bid: $500. Number of Bids: 49. SOLD AT: $18,000. Date Sold: 7/18/2004. This sign dating from about 1915, it would be the perfect is a wonderful piece of Mobil advertisMidwest farm country. The condition of is high on every gas and oil collector's wish list. The 48- by 30-inch sign has it all: great graphics, multiple colors, die-cut configuration, and in this case, condition. This example was shopped around for about $3,000 for a while and for some unknown reason it was not snapped up. (It was never offered to me, or it would have been.) As we see, the seller got a lot smarter and sold it online for what is now the going rate. EBAY MOTORS # 2483605543-1969 CAMARO Z128 CROSS-RAM COUPE. First Bid: $20,000. Number of Bids: 40. NOT SOLD AT: $148,099. Date Not Sold: 7/7/2004. Bidding reached $148,099, at which point the seller ended the auction early, as he had stated he would if the car sold through another venue. Apparently, it went to a "realworld" buyer for $150,000. The seller provided a complete and interesting description of a well-documented, oneof-a-kind Camaro, ordered from the factory with one-off paint and stripes, Cross-Ram induction, headlight washers, M-22 transmission, special ducted hood, and a long list of other goodies, all said to be documented with dealer order forms and window stickers. The owner stated that he is the second owner and all the numbers match. If the car did indeed sell, it has to be some sort of record. With muscle cars bringing phone-number prices, I'm reminded of Ferrari prices in the early '90s. Last one standing takes the hit.• Sports Car Market


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