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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends October 2015 . Volume 27 . Number 10 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman 64 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta $7,526,400 / RM Sotheby’s A buyer steps up for the bluest of blue chips ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 66 106 1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III $69,213 / Bonhams Not cheap, but great value for a rising car GERMAN by Jeff Zurschmeide 68 1966 DeTomaso Vallelunga $256,942 / Artcurial It has many needs, but it’s rare and special AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 70 126 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster $2,380,209 / Bonhams Rare garage ornament fetches big money RACE by Thor Thorson 72 1933 Cadillac Series 355 Roadster $324,500 / Dragone Priced accordingly for the only one left NEXT GEN by Pierre Hedary 74 138 114 92 by Steve Ahlgrim 60 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 202 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales 80 BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Leading totals to $27.2m, a 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Works racer fetches $4.6m, and 72 of 87 cars sell — Paul Hardiman ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA: A 1991 Ferrari F40 races to $1.1m, 57 of 70 cars hammer sold, and sales total nearly $13m — Leo Van Hoorick LEAKE AUCTION COMPANY Tulsa, OK: Sales total $11.6m, and 513 out of 689 cars go home to new garages — Andy Staugaard SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K.: Totals race to $5.3m, a 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS tops the podium at $440k, and 64 of 78 cars hammer sold — Paul Hardiman MOTOSTALGIA Indianapolis, IN: Vintage racers roar past while 65 of 106 cars sell for a combined $4.3m — Dan Grunwald ROUNDUP Highlights from Silver in Coeur d’Alene, ID; Mecum in Indianapolis, IN; and Mecum in Seattle, WA — B. Mitchell Carlson, John Boyle, Daren Kloes acebook and look for updates and offers! 1925 Bugatti Type 13 Brescia $946,627 / Artcurial Possibly the last truly unmessed-with Brescia 18 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster $183,600 / Mecum A 1990s icon still catches the eye Cover photo: 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster; courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market

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56 Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Car Show COLUMNS 22 Shifting Gears Concours need to evolve, and taking down barriers between the cars and the audience is a good first step Keith Martin 46 Affordable Classic First-gen Toyota MR2s are affordable fun, with pristine supercharged cars bringing $10k Mark Wigginton 48 Legal Files Sometimes, fighting a long legal battle works out pretty well, but it takes a strong case and maybe a little bit of luck John Draneas 62 The Cumberford Perspective The barchetta designed by an inexperienced Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni saved Touring, and provided a shape for John Tojeiro, AC Cars Ltd. and Carroll Shelby Robert Cumberford 170 eWatch 1938 four-bit coin brings $649,250 at New York auction Carl Bomstead FEATURES 52 2015 Greenwich Concours: Twenty years of starting the Northeast show season in style — Bill Rothermel 54 2015 Forest Grove Concours: A Grand Classic in Oregon wine country — Chad Tyson 56 Colorado Concours d’ Elegance & Exotic Car Show: Come-as-you-are vibes in a concours setting — Tony Piff 20 Sports Car Market DEPARTMENTS 26 Auction Calendar 26 Crossing the Block 30 Concours and Events: Fall Carlisle, Hilton Head Motoring Festival, Niello Concours at Serrano 32 Contributors: Get to know our writers 34 You Write, We Read: Unimog love, 300SL ergonomics and more dust and rust 36 Display Advertisers Index 40 Time Pieces: A Breitling watch that can send for help 40 Neat Stuff: Paperclips and money clips 42 In Miniature: 1961 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 42 Speaking Volumes: The Porsche 924 Carrera: Evolution to Excellence 88 Fresh Meat: 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sedan, 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan, 2015 McLaren 650S coupe 134 Rising Sun: Selected sales of Japanese collector cars 146 Glovebox Notes: 2015 Nissan Rogue SV AWD SUV 156 Mystery Photo: “Although the original two-tone paint could be buffed out, the body panel gaps were not even” 156 Comments with Your Renewals: “Keith, don’t sell out to some publishing conglomerate! Your SCM tries to call it like it is” 158 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 164 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Tony Piff

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin If I Were King of a Concours I would recruit apprentice judges from local Cars and Coffee-style gatherings seen it done successfully, but it would be useful to have a couple of sentences on each class sign describing what is important about the class. For instance, “Class J — Duesenbergs. In their era, these were the most flamboyant and powerful cars you could buy. Movie stars such as Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were often seen driving them.” In this Internet era, where information is just a keystroke away, people are used to getting nuggets of information — not just two-word titles. Finally, make it easy for people to see the cars. Major concours, including Pebble, Amelia and St. John’s, have no forbidding ropes or barriers to keep people from walking around the cars and peering into them. Getting to look at the cars from all angles is critical to a successful concours experience. The judges It’s no secret that concours judges are a graying group. I think Let the audience mingle amongst the cars O ne of the magnificent spectacles in the collector car world occurs as the morning mists lift off a concours field. Dozens of rare and important machines that trace the history of the automobile are revealed. From diminutive Hupmobile roadsters to imposing Cadillac pha- etons, our love affair with cars is on display. But like all aspects of car collecting, concours face challenges in attracting new faces. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in many concours and shows as an emcee, judge, entrant and spectator. They include Pebble Beach, Amelia, Concours of America at St. John’s (Meadow Brook), Keels & Wheels, La Jolla, Hilton Head, Concorso Italiano, Legends of the Autobahn, the LeMay, Chantilly Arts & Elegance, Forest Grove and more. Each of these events does many things brilliantly, and offers a satisfy- ing experience to those of us who love cars. However, as we move deeper into the 21st century, the cars of our youth become ever more removed from the realities of today’s automobile. We need to be thoughtful about how concours and shows can evolve as a part of a changing world. Here are some thoughts about what makes an effective concours. The concours green Let’s start by considering the environment of the event itself. A concours or show should always have light, perky music in the background, from the moment the gates open until they close. I was at a concours last year where the dark, ponderous Darth Vader theme from “Star Wars” was played repeatedly. It didn’t exactly set the tone I was anticipating. Compilations of Italian party music are easy to find and work well. Further, the sound system needs to cover the entire field. I’ve been to many events where those outside the main area simply can’t hear either the music or the announcements. An uninformed audience is an unhappy audience. I am a big fan of “family pricing” for concours, so that car lovers are encouraged to bring along their teenage kids. After all, we want to make it as easy as possible for first-timers to attend — so they will become regulars. One of the biggest challenges for concours is signage. I’ve never 22 Hagerty performs a critically important service with their Junior Judges program. What is needed now is an apprentice judge program, where enthusiasts from the ages of 18 to 30 are brought in as a part of a regular judging team. Once they have judged at any three concours, they could be considered for inclusion as a regular judge on a team. I would develop a relationship with local Cars and Coffee-type events. I’d set up a booth promoting the concours at C&C, have two-for-one concours admission coupons available, and recruit apprentice judges. I would also create a class at concours called “Best of Cars and Coffee,” and have the C&C organizers carefully choose six modern enthusiastowned and -modified cars to display. At a concours, it is important to recognize the judges by having them all come onto the stage for introductions. Bill Warner at Amelia is the master of this. I can’t hope to replicate his memory skills, but at the recent concours at St. John’s I was given a well-composed list that had a sentence about each judge, his or her home town and name. For example, “Automotive collector and restorer. Judge at many concours. From Orchard Lake, Michigan, Frank Campanale.” This also lets the audience know the wealth of experience the judging team brings to the table. Sponsors The ability of a concours to raise money for a charity often depends on how much of their costs are offset by sponsorships. Consequently, giving credit to sponsors is of utmost importance. When I am emcee, few concours provide me with a “thank you” list of sponsors that I can read three or four times during the day. I also like to call sponsors to the stage and interview them. Some of these companies are not car related and are writing checks for five and six figures. You simply can’t thank them enough. They generally are investing in the demographics of the attendees, so they don’t automatically get a “car-buzz” just from being at the event. Let’s make them feel good about their $50,000 investment with a little love on the stage. On a final note, concours need to continue to evolve their classes to appeal to a changing audience. However, I find that most concours are sensitive to this and are moving forward. Classes such as Modern Supercars, Japanese Cars from the ’70s and American Pickups from the ’60s are becoming common. I love being at car shows, from the 12th Annual Troutdale Cruise-In in Oregon to Pebble Beach. Car shows bring enthusiasts together to do one thing — celebrate our affection for the automobile. The job of concours is to attend to the care and feeding of their audi- ences, judges and sponsors so that they can continue to evolve and flourish in our changing world. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Smith’s Auction Company Where: Cape Girardeau, MO When: October 2–3 More: www.smithsauctioncompany.com Bonhams — Preserving the Automobile Where: Philadelphia, PA When: October 5 Last year: 47/60 cars sold / $3.8m Featured cars: • 1958 Cooper Formula Mk II (Bonhams estimate: $20k–$30k) • Star Car: 1936 Wander W25 K roadster. Coachwork by Wendler ($350k–$450k) More: www.bonhams.com RM Sotheby’s Where: Hershey, PA When: October 8–9 Last year: 157/169 cars sold / $13.9m Featured cars: • 1914 Packard Six 5-passenger tourer. Offered without reserve • 1958 Pontiac Parisienne convertible More: www.sothebys.com Vicari — Cruisin’ the Coast Where: Biloxi, MS When: October 8–10 More: www.vicariauction.com Mecum — Chicago 2015 Where: Schaumburg, IL Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. Red Deer, AB, CAN SEPTEMBER 2–6—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 4—SILVERSTONE London, U.K. 5—BONHAMS Chantilly, FRA 5—BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K. 5—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 5–6—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 6—COYS Castle Hedingham, U.K. 6—VANDERBRINK Greenfield, IA 7—RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K. 11–12—ELECTRIC GARAGE 26 12—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 12—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Austin, TX 15—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 16–19—MECUM Dallas, TX 21—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 23—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 24—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 24–26— BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 25–26—G. POTTER KING Atlantic City, NJ 26—BONHAMS Ebeltoft, DNK 26—COYS Frankfurt, DEU 26—VANDERBRINK Boone, IA 26—SILVER Portland, OR OCTOBER 2–3—SMITH’S Cape Girardeau, MO 4—J. WOOD & CO. North Kingston, RI 5—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 8–9—RM SOTHEBY’S Hershey, PA 8–10—VICARI Biloxi, MS 8–10—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 9—BONHAMS Knokke-Heist, BEL 10—COYS Ascot, U.K. 10—PETERSEN Salem, OR 11—MORPHY Denver, PA 14—H&H Duxford, U.K. 16–17—BRANSON Branson, MO 17—DRAGONE Westport, CT 17—VANDERBRINK Aurora, NE 17—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 18—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. 23–24—WORLDWIDE Fredericksburg, TX 24—THEODORE BRUCE Melbourne, AUS 24—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 25—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 27—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 30—BONHAMS London, U.K. 30–NOV 1—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Mississauga, ON, CAN 31—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 31—AUCTIONS AMERICA Hilton Head Island, SC NOVEMBER 1—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA 5–7—GAA Greensboro, NC 6–7—SMITH’S Paducah, KY 6–7—MOTOSTALGIA Austin, TX 9—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 12–14—MECUM Anaheim, CA 14–15—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 18—H&H Buxton, U.K. 18—RM SOTHEBY’S New York, NY 20–22—LEAKE Dallas, TX 20–22—McCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 25—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 27–28—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX Sports Car Market Star Car: 1914 Packard Six 5-passenger tourer, no reserve, at RM Sotheby’s in Hershey, PA When: October 8–10 Last year: 576/930 cars sold / $15m More: www.mecum.com Bonhams — The Zoute Sale Where: Knokke-Heist, BEL When: October 9 Last year: 28/35 cars sold / $4.8m Featured cars: • 1959 Lotus Elite Sport Coupe (Bonhams estimate: $71k–$110k) • 1967 Citroën DS21 cabriolet ($130k– $200k) • 1961 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 convertible ($210k–$280k) More: www.bonhams.com Coys — Ascot Racecourse Where: Ascot, U.K. When: October 10 More: www.coys.co.uk

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Star Car: 1959 Lotus Elite Sport Coupe at Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL Petersen Where: Salem, OR When: October 10 More: www.petersencollectorcars.com H&H — Imperial War Museum Where: Duxford, U.K. When: October 14 Featured cars: • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. Offered without reserve, proceeds to benefit charity • Star Car: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4. Offered without reserve, proceeds to benefit charity More: www.handh.co.uk The Branson Auction Where: Branson, MO When: October 16–17 Last year: 117/200 cars sold / $2.8m More: www.bransonauction.com Dragone — Fall 2015 Auction Where: Westport, CT When: October 17 • Star Car: 1967 Exemplar concept car by Carrozzeria Coggiola More: www.dragoneclassic.com Silverstone — The Porsche Sale Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. When: October 25 More: www.silverstoneauctions.com Barons Autumn Classic Where: Surrey, U.K. When: October 27 More: www.barons-auctions.com Bonhams — London to Brighton Run Sale Where: London, U.K. When: October 30 Star Car: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 at H&H, Duxford, U.K. Specialty Auto Auctions — Larimer County Fairgrounds (The Ranch) Fall 2015 Where: Loveland, CO When: October 17 More: www.saaasinc.com VanDerBrink — The Harvey Bish Collection Where: Aurora, NE When: October 17 More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com Theodore Bruce — Motorclassica Where: Melbourne, AUS When: October 24 More: www.theodorebruceauctions.com.au Last year: 14/23 cars sold / $2.3m Featured car: • 1903 Clement AC4R (Bonhams estimate: $620k–$780k) More: www.bonhams.com Auctions America Where: Hilton Head Island, SC When: October 31, 2015 Featured lots: • 1980 Ford Mustang GT Enduro prototype (Auctions America estimate: $45k–$60k) • 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-code ($175k– $225k) • Star Car: 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi ($375k– $425k) More: www.auctionsamerica.com CCA Where: Leamington Spa, U.K. When: October 31 More: www.classiccarauctions.co.uk Collector Car Productions — The Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction Where: Toronto, ON, CAN When: October 31–November 1 More: www.collectorcarproductions.com ♦ Star Car: 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi at Auctions America, Hilton Head Island, SC 28 Sports Car Market

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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com Gas-Powered Wonders Will Light Up Gaslamp Quarter More than 150 high-performance, classic and sports cars take over San Diego’s world-famous Gaslamp Quarter on October 11 for the seventh annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase. Expect a wide variety of vehicles, ranging from traditional classics to contemporary luxury. You’ll find the cars along the six blocks of 5th Avenue between E Street and K Street. This free event starts at 11 a.m. www.gaslamp.org (CA) Treasure Hunting in Pennsylvania Fall Carlisle provides a three-for-one event from September 30 through October 4. Walk in the gate, and you find a gigantic collector car swapmeet, a car corral and an auction. The Fall Carlisle event makes it easy to discover something you didn’t know you needed. Venues open at 7 a.m. For pricing and event passes, visit www.carlisleevents. com. (PA) OCTOBER CALENDAR 4 Brooklands Morgan Day, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, U.K.; www.brooklandsmuseum. com 11 Cars for Kids Automobile Show, Litchfield, CT; www.ctjuniorrepublic.org An Automotive Island Getaway The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance returns for another great week of automotive events. This year the Honored Marque is Chrysler. The Savannah Speed Classic revs up from October 23 to 25 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The following weekend, October 31 through November 1, Hilton Head Island becomes the grand venue. The Car Club Showcase takes over the first and 18th Fairways of the Planter’s Row Golf Course at the Port Royal Golf Club on October 31. On November 1, the Concours d’Elegance will start at 9 a.m. The Motoring Midway exhibits will also be at the Port Royal Golf Club on October 31 and November 1. For pricing and packages, visit www.hhiconcours.com. (SC) 30 Concours Celebrates Ferrari and Cadillac Niello Concours at Serrano takes place on October 4 in El Dorado Hills, CA, and the 12th edition will feature Cadillac and 60 years of Ferrari in America. The event opens at 10 a.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the gate. www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com (CA) 18 Lake Mirror Classic Automobile Festival, Lakeland, FL; www.lakemirrorclassic.com Sports Car Market Michael Trimble

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Senior Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2015 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors MARK WIGGINTON, SCM Contributor, knows his way around a keyboard as well as a road course. He traded a 25-year career in newspaper journal- ism, with senior editor positions in Los Angeles, San Jose and Portland, OR, for the chance to manage Portland International Raceway in 2000. It was a case of moving from one love affair to another, driven by his love of racing nurtured as a teen turned loose at Riverside Raceway. He went into newspapers out of college as a way to get involved in racing, deciding a press pass was the fastest way to the front of the grid. He regularly reviews motorsports books for SCM, and he’s always in search of the elusive pony in the pile. This month, you can find his book review on p. 42, and his Affordable Classic take on the Toyota MR2 on p. 46. 32 LEO VAN HOORICK, SCM Contributor, is a publisher, automotive journalist and car historian in Brussels, Belgium. He is chief editor of Historicar, a magazine devoted to Belgian automotive history, and is currently working on a book about Belgian racing driver and journalist Paul Frère. Leo serves as a board member of the Brussels-based Autoworld museum and Circuit des Ardennes commemorative rally, and is a judge at concours such as the Dutch “Het Loo.” In his garage are several Lancia Aurelias. Turn to p. 92 for his coverage of Artcurial’s Paris sale. REID TRUMMEL oversees SCM Special Operations, which means he knows where Keith Martin is at all times — and he is also editor-publisher of Healey Marque magazine, the official publication of the Austin-Healey Club of America (www.healeyclub. org). His interest in cars began when he taught himself to drive a stick in a handme-down 1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. Wanting more power than the Alfa’s 1300 could provide, he bought a Healey 3000 and fell down that slippery slope of affection for British cars. Currently the owner of two 1956 Healeys — a 100M and a 100 with the Le Mans Kit — his affliction also includes nonBritish dalliances. He is also Chairman of the Columbia Gorge Classic Rally (www.columbiagorgemgaclub.org). He makes his home in Portland, OR.

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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com Universal Motor Device kudos To the Editor: Imagine my surprise when I discovered profiled in SCM a very nice example of a vehicle that is parked in my own garage. The Unimog Doka (doppelkabine) (July 2015, “Affordable Classic,” p. 40) must possess the unique distinction among SCMfeatured vehicles of having a rated towing capacity of 44,000 pounds with its 4WD, locking diffs, and 6 forward speeds plus torque convertor. One omission — the article did not mention the origin of the name “Unimog.” This is the German acronym for “UNIversal-MOtorGerät”, or in English, “Universal Motor Device.” And that it certainly is. — Tom Meacham, Anchorage, AK Cars or cash To the Editor: Interesting story about the father and son tug of war over the cars (August 2015, “Legal Files,” p. 46). It seems to me the obvious solution to most of these estate situations is the use of life insurance. If the LLC contains a few million dollars worth of cars, and some children don’t want them, then the owner should have a few million dollars worth of life insurance to provide the cash to equalize the estate payout. — Jim Brannen, San Diego, CA Real driving makes better drivers To the Editor: I agree with Keith Martin: “Bad Driving Is Here to Stay” (July 2015, “Shifting Gears,” p. 16), but can anything be done about it? No one can just point the finger at one thing to blame as a cause to champion. Companies have catered and marketed to several generations to increase the bottom line (can you blame them?). I bought an Audi A5 last year and had to have it built, in Germany, to my specs because there was not one on the East Coast with a 6-speed manual and sport suspension. My simple 1964 Morgan Plus 4 is insured for $53 large. How 34 …possess the unique distinction among SCM-featured vehicles of having a rated towing capacity of 44,000 pounds with its 4WD, locking diffs, and six forward speeds plus torque convertor many young potential enthusiasts can afford that? Driver training was manda- tory in high school to obtain a driver’s license when I attended in 1962. Two of my teachers raced sports cars on weekends. Automatic transmissions were for old ladies and gentlemen. The New York Times had a reporter who did nothing but cover F1 and sports car racing in Europe, Watkins Glen, Sebring, Riverside etc.... In today’s (June 15) New York Times Sports section, there was no mention of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and you might get two sentences on who won an F1 race now and then. That was then, this is now. The current culture demands that your iPhone be at your side or in your hand 24/7, and those that can’t send or respond immediately are thought of as out of touch — and even irresponsible. I have suggested, to whoever would listen, that in a perfect world, each young driver take a car-control clinic, advanced driving technique and ideally a racing course at an accredited school. This will, of course, never happen but, at this point, anything positive would be welcome. — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT A few thoughts on 300SL values and ergonomics To the Editor: I am a lifelong Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, having owned several 300SLs and managed MercedesBenz stores and owned one of my own for many years. The article (July 2015, “German Profile,” p. 64) was interesting and good reading, but there were several errors. The very first sentence says the production car “retained the race car’s aluminum-alloy bodywork,” which of course it did not except in the case of a very small number of special cars. As I recall, those alloy cars number in the high twenties against a total 300SL production of Gullwing coupes and roadsters close to 3,000 cars. Myself, I would consider a color change of a very fine original car a definite value hit. Cumberford (“The Cumber- ford Perspective,” p. 66) mentions the poor ergonomics of the car, but I would challenge that, as the car has plenty of leg, head and elbow room, which are lacking in a great many cars for the era. I am well over six feet tall and, sadly, in the mid-200-pound range weight-wise, but I was easily comfortable in either the roadster or the Gullwing. Of course, the wide threshold is a challenge but eased by the folding steering wheel. The only further comment is the seat back is a bit too upright and lacks a reclining mechanism. However I found it quite easy to engineer a riser under the front of the seat that effected a reclining of it to my satisfaction. The Gullwing is, of course, quite noisy and has little ventilation — thus you see drivers with the doors open at low speed. This was cured by the folding top of the roadster. The later car featured better handling and riding with its improved rear suspension. Best of all, the cars, if maintained well, are dead-reliable, fast and comfortable at any speed and are very long-legged. They easily cruise at triple-digit speeds in comfort. The build quality, engineer- Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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Ad Index AIG PC Global Services, Inc .............................................51 American Car Collector ...................................................161 Aston Martin of New England ...........................................47 Auctionata AG ....................................................................59 Auctions America ...............................................................39 Auto Kennel ......................................................................143 Automotive Restorations Inc............................................118 Autosport Designs Inc ......................................................141 Barrett-Jackson .............................................................27, 51 Bennett Law Office ..........................................................161 Beverly Hills Car Club .....................................................151 Beverly Hills Motoring ....................................................147 Blackhawk/Auto Collections Inc .....................................121 Boca Raton Concours .........................................................44 Bonhams / SF ...............................................................11, 13 Bonhams / UK ....................................................................15 Borro ...................................................................................53 Branson Collector Car Auction ..........................................55 Canepa ..............................................................................137 Carlisle Events ..................................................................125 Cars, Inc. .............................................................................43 Centerline Alfa Parts.........................................................110 Central Classic Cars .........................................................136 Charles Prince Classic Cars..............................................107 Chequered Flag International ...........................................143 Chubb Personal Insurance ..................................................33 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center ...................................81 Classic Investments ..........................................................161 Classic Showcase................................................................51 Cooper Classic Cars .........................................................147 Copley Motorcars .......................................................10, 137 Dan Kruse Classics ...........................................................127 DC Automotive .................................................................140 DeLorean Motor Company Florida .................................130 Desert Concorso .................................................................14 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .......................................131 Dresser Leathers ...............................................................136 Driversource Houston LLC .......................................... 24-25 Electric Garage Auctions ....................................................45 E-Type UK USA ...............................................................124 European Collectibles.......................................................149 Evans Cooling Systems Inc. ...............................................31 Exotic Classics ..................................................................117 Fantasy Junction .................................................................87 Ferrari Market Letter ........................................................157 Flashpoint Fabrication ......................................................137 Foreign Cars Italia ............................................................129 Fourintune Garage Inc ......................................................161 Gooding & Company .......................................................2–3 Greensboro Auto Auction ...................................................85 Grundy Worldwide ...........................................................135 GTA Reunion ........................................................................8 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. ...............................................153 Hamann Classic Cars........................................................123 Heritage Classics ................................................................63 Hilton Head Island Concours .............................................93 Hyman, LTD .....................................................................113 Intercity Lines .....................................................................49 J Chadwick Co Engraving ................................................120 Jan B. Luehn .......................................................................99 JC Taylor ...........................................................................115 JJ Best Banc & Co ............................................................145 Keno Brothers Auctions .........................................16-17, 41 Kevin Kay Restorations .....................................................83 Kidston ................................................................................19 Leake Auction Company ..................................................105 Legendary Classic Center...................................................37 Legendary Motorcar Company ..........................................38 LeMay—America’s Car Museum ....................................152 Lory Lockwood ..................................................................97 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ............................................76 Luxury Brokers International .............................................95 Luxury Brokers International ...........................................154 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ....................................58 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ..........................................35 Mershon’s World Of Cars...................................................89 Morphy Auctions ..............................................................111 Mossgreen Pty Ltd............................................................141 Motostalgia .........................................................................21 My Car Quest ...................................................................145 Oregon Ballet Theatre ........................................................12 P21S ..................................................................................155 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions .....................................91 Park Place LTD ...................................................................77 Paul Russell And Company ..............................................135 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc ...........................................133 Putnam Leasing ................................................................156 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd.................................................119 Reliable Carriers .................................................................79 RM Sotheby’s ...................................................... 4–5, 6–7, 9 Robert Glover LTD...........................................................145 SelectBooks, Inc. ..............................................................154 Sloancars .............................................................................57 Steve Anderson Illustrations.............................................157 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ..........................................90 Steve’s Corvettes ..............................................................104 Suixtil USA .......................................................................149 Symbolic International .......................................................23 T.D.C. Risk Management ...................................................51 The Stable, Ltd. ................................................................109 The Werk Shop .................................................................162 Tony Labella Classic Cars ..................................................86 TYCTA .............................................................................153 Unit 56 ..............................................................................151 Vintage Car Research .......................................................157 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ..............................................101 Vintage Rallies ..................................................................147 VintageAutoPosters.com ..................................................157 Watchworks ......................................................................160 Welsh Enterprises, Inc. .....................................................139 West Coast Classics, LLC ................................................155 Woodside Credit ...............................................................155 Worldwide Group ...............................................................29 36 You Write We Read If you can afford only one million-dollar car, please make it a 300SL lest you miss one of life’s great experiences ing, fit and finish, and reliability is unequaled by their competitors. To answer why they have not soared to the crazed values of some of their contemporaries, I would point to the build numbers. At nearly 3,000 units, which have always been highly valued, most are still around in one condition or another; they are not actually “rare” in the sense of a SWB or even a 275 GTB. Bottom line: If you can af- ford only one million-dollar car, please make it a 300SL lest you miss one of life’s great experiences! — Tom Claridge, Monte Sereno, CA Executive editor Chester Allen responds: Mr. Claridge, thanks for your fine letter. The sentence about 300SL aluminum bodywork was part of the auction house’s catalog description of the car, and we should have caught the error. In addition, Robert Cumberford wrote that the 300SL Gullwing’s interior was “weak ergonomically in today’s terms….” Cumberford goes on to say that the car is comfortable once the driver is seated. Again, thanks for contributing and increasing everyone’s knowledge of this wonderful car. Vive la France Part II To the Editor: I really enjoyed reading Mr. Doug McDonald’s response to my assessment of the Baillon Collection (July 2015, “You Write,” “Vive la France [and dust and rust]”), and your opinion about the condition of the 1963 Porsche 356SC sold for $102,336 is spot-on. It makes perfect sense, it is a “two plus two equals four” kind of statement that no one will argue with — except for me. First, I have to warn you that I am not a fan of logic and reason because they suck the fun out of life. Being married to them is like saying “every car I ever own is going to be a Ford Taurus because they offer good value for the money!” However, I am going to start by throwing logic into the ring. In the case of the Baillon Porsche, it was actually one of the better cars. It was complete; it was not hit or burned. It did not have gaping holes in the body. It had its original engine, a nice interior and no red flags. It was parked early on, so many of its bits were not damaged from use, and it was a pleasant color combination. In addition, the Baillon Collection is now an immortal part of French history, and historical ties do boost the value of a car in certain circumstances. Now for the fun part. The nemesis of logic is passion, which ran amok at this auction. If passion were a white, pow- dery stimulant, there would have been people lining up to snort handfuls of it at the Baillon sale. However, we can’t fault people’s personal decisions because they don’t subscribe to our thinking. I happened to like the Porsche, and it compared favorably to the $2 million Talbot, the disembodied Voisin and many of the other cars there. I am also in the trade, and while I do not restore Porsches, I know a few guys who do, and the cars that come through their shop are often botched restorations full of mud and filler that were done years after this car was locked up. Yes, I acknowledge restora- tion work is hard and expensive, because I do it too. However, if someone wants the only Porsche from the Baillon Collection, they are free to pay whatever they want for it, and while we can voice our opinions, they don’t matter that much. It is their decision, their money, their time and their happiness. We should be elated that someone who sees the potential in the car bought it and is going to give it the love it deserves — just like you are giving your heirloom 356 and I am giving my Mercedes the love and attention they deserve as well. To put it all in perspective, a female friend of mine used to visit my shop. When she saw me working on my 280SE 3.5 coupe for five years in a row, she often said, “I can’t believe you and your mom blew $10,000 on that nasty old car!” See? It’s all a matter of perspective. — Pierre Hedary, via email (Editor’s note: Pierre Hedary is an Auction Analyst for SCM.) ♦ Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg The Breitling Emergency 2 is a Beacon for Help In the early 1990s, the owner of Breitling S.A. — one of the most famous makers of watches for aviators — got an idea from a friend who was a professional aviator: Create a device that is a wristwatch and a micro transmitter that would help locate and rescue an aviator in extreme distress. In 1995, the Breitling Emergency debuted — the world’s first watch featuring many pilot-useful features — plus a transponder with a deployable antenna that sent a signal on the internationally monitored distress frequency 121 MHz. Roughly 40,000 of these devices were sold. In a few instances, the devices actually saved lives. The Breitling Emergency was restricted to licensed pilots for use during emergencies, but the newly released Emergency 2 is available to professionals and adventurers for use in any situation that requires searchand-rescue efforts. Officially categorized as a PLB (per- sonal locator beacon), the Emergency 2 also is equipped with a dual-frequency transmitter: The first broadcasts intermittently at 406 MHz, which is picked up by low-altitude, Earth-orbit satellites, (LEOSAR) and geostationary satellites, (GEOSAR). These satellites are monitored by COPAS SARSAT (a pair of acronyms, the latter in English for Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking, the former the Russian equivalent thereof), which is an international organization dedicated to enhancing and speeding rescue efforts all over the globe. The second transmitter continues to employ the 121.5 MHz signal that helps rescuers find the wearer. In actual use, the wearer attempts Details Production date: Approved for sale in the United States in July 2015 Worst place to wear one: Out on a drunken bender and triggering the beacon to summon a taxi is best): Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Website: www.breitling.com to position the device in a location that is clear of trees and other heavy cover — a rocky outcropping, for instance. The wearer fixes the watch to some object so that it remains motionless. Then the user deploys the antenna by twisting the large knob Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Porsche Paper Pincher This paperclip is shaped like a Porsche 911. Therefore, if you’re a Porschephile, you should buy 100 of them for $20. www.shop3.porsche. com Italian Bill Spanner Enjoy making a automotive fashio statement every time you pay for something with this Italian wrench shaped money clip Will it make payin your Alfa mechan less painful? Prob ( on the side and pulling out a coiled wire until the cap releases. When the device is fully deployed, another antenna will pop out of the opposite side, and it must also be pulled to full extension. Immediately, the two antennae will alternately transmit for a minimum of 24 hours. One antenna transmits to the satellite system for identification and processing of the alert to be forwarded by COSPAS SARSAT to various SAR agencies. The other antenna transmits directly to the rescuers. Here are further important bits of information: Buying an Emergency 2 watch re- quires filling out a contract that makes you personally responsible for the transmitter which — if misused — will start a chain of events that could incur fines and expensive fees from rescue agencies. So, be careful. This is not a toy. The transmitter is a “one-shot” de- vice. If the watch is misused, Breitling warns that recommissioning the watch will cost half of the original list price, so, again, be careful to ensure proper use. However, if the watch is used for the intended purpose and you are rescued, Breitling will recommission the watch at no charge. Upon purchase, the owner must register the watch, with its many unique serial numbers and country of origin, with COSPAS SARSAT. Before an Emergency Watch can leave the dealer, the purchaser must fill out the paperwork in person and accept responsibility for it. Emergency Watches can only be purchased in person at an official Breitling dealer. Further, if the watch is a gift, the recipient must be involved in the actual purchase and registration. The Emergency watch employs a unique rechargeable power source to have enough output to power the transmitters for 24 hours. Although the watch comes with a charging and self-diagnostic dock, the Emergency 2 must be returned to Breitling once every two years for replacement of the battery pack. The first visit is free. The new Breitling Emergency 2 is a serious tool, and as such, bears serious responsibility to own. An equally serious price tag — starting at roughly $16,000 — accompanies the watch. 40 Sports Car Market

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1961 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Once again my affinity for 356 Porsches has crept in, and the Carrera 2 is a rare one. The 1961 model year was also the last year of production for 356 Carreras. They were the fastest of the breed — and the first cars from the factory fitted with disc brakes. Until now, if you wanted a model of a 356 Carrera, your only choice was diminutive 1:43 scale. For anything larger, you would have to commission a model builder to make one for you, which I have done for a few clients. Enter GT Spirit with their wonder- ful broad range of 1:18-scale Porsche models. The models from GT Spirit are serial-numbered “limited editions,” varying in quantity from as low as 500 to as many as 1,500 depending on the car and color/version. Any model run over 250 is just not that limited. However, that takes nothing away from this model, as it is a superb and worthy addition to any model collection, and there is only one color/version offered for this one: a warm ivory with contrasting tan interior. This model, as with all GT Spirit pieces, is a curbside model. That means it is static with no opening panels. Some refer to these as “sealed” models. In any case, this model is highly detailed and beautifully finished. The overall body shape is spot-on, as is over- Model Details Production date: 2014 Quantity: 999 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.gts-models.com all accuracy and quality of fit and finish. The model is made of resin, styrene and photo-etched metal detail parts. The windows are all crystal clear, and each is fitted with proper simulations of metal trim and rubber gaskets. The only weak spot on the entire model is with the windshield Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton The Porsche 924 Carrera: Evolution to Excellence by Roy Smith, Veloce, 320 pages, $75.51, Amazon The path from automotive conception to production is rarely a straight line, and the Porsche 924 is a good example. Starting as a joint venture design between Volkswagen and Porsche, the car was built around the 4-cylinder VW engine, but developed by Porsche. It was headed to Volkswagen showrooms until world events and business reality intruded. Recession, a Middle East war and the near fiscal death of Volkswagen led to a change of management, and suddenly Porsche had the car, ready to produce as an entry-level Porsche, much to the delight of the marketing department. Sales began in 1975. By 1978 there was a 924-only racing series in England, despite reluctance from the factory (who both complained about it not being a raceready car as well as feared it might succeed and steal thunder from the 911). There was also thinly disguised disgust from most Porsche fans. I mean, it was water-cooled, the engine was in the wrong end, and it came from Audi — sputter, sputter — it just wasn’t natural. But the 924 proved to be a well-balanced, aerodynamic platform, and going real racing was inevitable. And being a Porsche, winning was inevitable as well. Roy Smith brings to life the backstory in Evolution to Excellence, a 42 detailed look at the cars, the races and the personalities that led to the 924 Carrera becoming a class winner at Le Mans, a rally winner, and a formidable race car wherever it turned a wheel. Smith examines the racing history and develop- ments along the way, including the introduction of the Carrera GTR, which was purpose-built for racing customers. The success of the cars helped raise their profile with customers, and the 924 was a consistent seller to those who wanted something other than the 911 — and at a lower price point. Evolution to Excellence is the perfect homage to the car: handsome, precise and perfect for the task at hand, and it is researched and written to high standards. Provenance: Roy Smith is known for books that dive deep into the details, and he got welcome access and input from the factory and many of the racing principals involved in the 924’s success. Fit and finish: With beautiful printing of rare photos and a simple design, Evolution to Excellence is quality from beginning to end. Drivability: One test of a book is how much you can learn to care about a topic you simply didn’t come to the book with a hunger to learn. The 924 will never be exciting for lots of folks, but Smith turned his relentless research into a very readable account of a special car at an odd time in racing. ♦ Sports Car Market wipers. They are single cast and painted dull aluminum. With the rest of the model being so good, these are noticeable in their lack of detail and finesse. All lenses for head-, fog, signal and taillights are wonderful — with perfect engravings. Even separate little reflectors and the reverse light under the rear bumper are there and well done. Beautiful chrome wheels with delicate little Porsche crests centered in each are shod with period-correct tires. The tires are excellent and have perfectly miniaturized treads, but as always, there is no sidewall detail. Licensing issues with all tire manufacturers prevent many models from having sidewall details. The tan interior is very well done. All the detail is there, from a dashboard with all the bits to the door panels with hardware and map pockets. Even the flooring is correct with its combination of carpeting and rubber floor matting. As I have written before, with GT Spirit, you can put together a formidable 1:18-scale collection of Porsche street and race cars by acquiring their models as well as those from AutoArt and Minichamps. This has to be one of the best model car bargains out there. You can find them from some dealers — and all over eBay — priced anywhere from $76 to $179. You simply cannot go wrong. (The original issue price was 80 euros, which was about $86.)

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Affordable Classic Toyota MR2 Toyota’s Under-the-Radar Sports Car The first-gen MR2 was its own beast — an origami-ish wedge full of reliable fun by Mark Wigginton Hot and cold sales Sales for the first-gen MR2 were more than adequate, with a peak of 51,271 leaving the factory in 1985 — but falling to a mere 13,153 by the end of the 1989 model year. Introduction of the second-generation car revived the brand briefly, with 45,424 built in the first year of production, but quickly falling below 20,000 units and finally bottoming out at only 3,309 in 1996. And the smaller, lighter, third-gen MR2 was an artistic success, but it was never able to pry open the wallets of buyers, with fewer than 30,000 sold throughout the run. The competition for the MR2 First-gen Toyota MR2s were more angular and wedge-shaped than their rounded later iterations S ome marques, even in the affordable category, seem to engender passionate supporters. Mention Alfa or Porsche, and the swooning starts. Even the humble Miata has a plenty of fans. The Toyota MR2? Not so much. But if you are looking for an affordable two-seater, it should be on your list to investigate. They are plentiful and have performance on par with the competition — across nearly 25 years of production and three wildly different design envelopes. The accidental sports car The MR2 (apparently Toyota shorthand for Mid-engine, Rear-drive, 2-seater) was launched in 1984, but that belies a long development period, as Toyota started the process of creating a fuel-efficient two-seater (but not necessarily a sports car) way back in 1976. Toyota designers were looking for light, fun to drive and economical, and they settled on a mid-engine, rear-driver layout, which, as development proceeded, changed the focus more and more to building a sports car. The MR2 went through three distinctive redesigns, with the first-gen W10 produced between 1984 and 1989. The second-gen W20 came along for the decade between 1989 and 1999. Finally, the W30 came along for the last tour, from 1999 to 2007. For shorthand purposes, think of the three styles as kinda-Fiat X1/9, kinda Ferrari 348 and kinda Porsche Boxster. You might also think “kinda derivative.” But, hey, it’s Toyota, and while the cars are technically strong, you have to go pretty deep in the canon to find something that stands out as a design exercise that gets the heart racing. Or, if it makes you happier, think, generally, but not exclusively, T-top to coupe to roadster. All three were transverse mid-engine and rear drivers, mostly with 5-speeds, and all exhibited competitive handling and performance for the cars they were up against in the marketplace. 46 Details Years produced: 1984–89 (first-gen car) Current price range: $5,000–$10,000 Pros: Toyota reliability, great handling Cons: Toyota non-sizzle amongst your car friends, no luggage space Best place to drive one: Parking-lot gymkhanas and country roads A typical owner: The kind of person who doesn’t follow the herd, but wants to make sure they get to their destination Second gen — 1990–91 Toyota MR2 Sports Car Market obviously hasn’t changed. Options at this end of the market for cars of the same vintage are still primarily Miatas, Honda CRXs, and Fiat X1/9s. If you want to dig deep, and want to love “’Merica,” you can sample the Pontiac Fiero (if you must). Also, you really have to choose the model and look that speaks to you. For me, it’s all about the firstgeneration cars. The second-gen Ferrari wannabe is a bit corporate and dull for my tastes, and the third-gen Boxster wannabe suffers from the same blandness that the Honda S2000 deals with — although on the positive side, it is pretty rare given the low sales volumes. But the first MR2 iteration was its own beast — an origami-ish wedge full of fun. Reliable pep and handling So, what do you get in a 1984–89 MR2? Start with the 16-valve, 1,587-cc 4-cylinder engine that was also in the Corolla of the period. The double-overhead-cam engine

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A period advertisement shows a first-gen Toyota MR2 from 1988 put out 112 horsepower, fuel-injected, and generated 0–60 mph times under nine seconds and quarter-mile times under 19 seconds. If you can find an MR2 Supercharged, the horsepower goes up 25% and cuts two seconds off the quarter-mile time. Mostly what you get is enough performance enhanced by superb handling. The mid-engine layout, slightly rear-biased weight distribution and a stiff platform had the MR2, in period, doing quite well against most of the competition in car magazine comparison tests. In fact, if you read the car rag reviews from the time, you will wonder why you didn’t rush out and buy one right then and there. Everyone was in love with the MR2; they were positively gushing. It was Car of the Year Japan, as well as Motor Trend Import of the Year, and it was consistently mentioned in top 10 lists. That love was also true of owners, with reliability ratings off the charts, customer satisfaction as strong as the benchmark Honda CRX of the period, and a loyal customer base that thought the next car they would buy after the MR2 was another MR2. On the downside, despite having both fore and aft luggage areas, there is little of it to use. Some complained about the looks, especially the height of the car, which made it appear like it was standing on tiptoes (on the other hand, that makes it much easier to get into and out of than the Miata). Third gen — 2001 Toyota MR2 Credit-card fun Now the good news: These car are affordable — truly affordable. First-gen cars are plentiful enough, with many survivors. At the bottom end of the market, there are project cars for $500, while pristine supercharged cars will bring $10,000 — and plenty of well-loved 100,000-milers come along at that sweet spot in the middle. There doesn’t appear to be any auction market for them at this point, so think inexpensive fun rather than investment. The bottom line might be to take a long look at the road less traveled, so stop scouring Craigslist for Miatas (which have become the darlings of newbie drifters, with a predictable rise in prices) and drive a few MR2s. If the motoring scribes loved them in the late 1980s, maybe you will as well. Just don’t forget your Milli Vanilli cassettes… ♦ October 2015 47

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Legal Files John Draneas Waking From a Litigation Nightmare Plaintiff takes his Ferrari 212 Vignale case all the way and comes out on top L ast month, “Legal Files” gave a behind-the-scenes report on the settlement of the Cunningham Corvette case, explaining how hard it is to really be a winner in litigation and why settlements almost always make sense (September 2015, p. 70). This month, it’s the other side of the story — an example of a plaintiff taking it all the way and coming out on top. Five years ago, “The Nightmare of Litigation” (May 2010, “Legal Files,” p. 32) reported on a 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale deal gone bad. “Ed” had given a $25,000 deposit to a California broker represent- ing a seller in Japan. Ed traveled to Japan to inspect the car and didn’t like it. The broker ref At the time of the 2010 the broker and the Jap to Japan and attorney to be just the beginnin what followed. California appeals Outraged by the d appealed. After cycli attorneys, the broker e own briefs before the Court. That produced — a full affirmation o cision. With no furthe available, it became a m would collect his mo broker. Ed’s judgment cr against the broker’s residence, but it w encumbered and Ed foreclosure notices f prime lender about tw year. The broker was m ing to stave off forecl so perhaps the house w pay off later. Ed got word that broker had been invol in a car crash, caused a driver who had b drinking. The broker been injured and had a major lawsuit, cla that he had suffered damage that left him u work. Ed’s attorneys lawsuit proceeds. The broker had with the California Compensation Fund, $100,000 and received lawsuit proceeds. The of lawyers also claim the lawsuit proceeds. Eventually, the d broker’s insurance everyone that, betwee only $250,000 of cove 48 willing to just pay it to be left alone. That set up a squabble among the claimants as to how to divide the money. In the end, the lawyers got paid, Ed received $127,000, the Victims’ Fund accepted about $20,000, and the broker got nothing further. However, an Internet search indicates that the broker is now back at work. Proceedings in Japan At first, Ed had a lot of sympathy for the Japanese owner, who never saw any of the money and probably didn’t do anything wrong — other than pick the wrong broker. he situation, and asked he broker to resolve the efunding the $25,000 n the owner did noth, apparently accepting hatever story he heard om the broker, Ed lost s sympathy and hired a ery capable Tokyo law rm to pursue collecion efforts against the owner. The owner refused to pay, challenging the validity of the California judgment. Once a judgment be- ay the judgment debtor n another state or counnew nothing about the and was not even in the al Files John Draneas Waking From a Litigation Nightmare Plaintiff takes his Ferrari 212 Vignale case all the way and comes out on top L ast month, “Legal Files” gave a behind-the-scenes report on the settlement of the Cunningham Corvette case, explaining how hard it is to really be a winner in litigation and why settlements almost always make sense (September 2015, p. 70). This month, it’s the other side of the story — an example of a plaintiff taking it all the way and coming out on top. Five years ago, “The Nightmare of Litigation” (May 2010, “Legal Files,” p. 32) reported on a 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale deal gone bad. “Ed” had given a $25,000 deposit to a California broker represent- ing a seller in Japan. Ed traveled to Japan to inspect the car and didn’t like it. The broker ref At the time of the 2010 the broker and the Jap to Japan and attorney to be just the beginnin what followed. California appeals Outraged by the d appealed. After cycli attorneys, the broker e own briefs before the Court. That produced — a full affirmation o cision. With no furthe available, it became a m would collect his mo broker. Ed’s judgment cr against the broker’s residence, but it w encumbered and Ed foreclosure notices f prime lender about tw year. The broker was m ing to stave off forecl so perhaps the house w pay off later. Ed got word that broker had been invol in a car crash, caused a driver who had b drinking. The broker been injured and had a major lawsuit, cla that he had suffered damage that left him u work. Ed’s attorneys lawsuit proceeds. The broker had with the California Compensation Fund, $100,000 and received lawsuit proceeds. The of lawyers also claim the lawsuit proceeds. Eventually, the d broker’s insurance everyone that, betwee only $250,000 of cove 48 willing to just pay it to be left alone. That set up a squabble among the claimants as to how to divide the money. In the end, the lawyers got paid, Ed received $127,000, the Victims’ Fund accepted about $20,000, and the broker got nothing further. However, an Internet search indi- cates that the broker is now back at work. Proceedings in Japan At first, Ed had a lot of sympathy for the Japanese owner, who never saw any of the money and probably didn’t do anything wrong — other than pick the wrong broker. he situation, and asked he broker to resolve the efunding the $25,000 n the owner did noth- , apparently accepting hatever story he heard om the broker, Ed lost s sympathy and hired a ery capable Tokyo law rm to pursue collec- ion efforts against the owner. The owner refused to pay, challenging the validity of the California judgment. Once a judgment be- ay the judgment debtor n another state or coun- new nothing about the and was not even in the eek eek entation to prove all of me whether the owner nia. membered the sequence rget much, as he served the broker at The Quail, rey Car Week. me misgivings about the er, the court pointed out ch, as Ed could simply t new proceedings. was facing a lot of ad- lead to a dead end, so 00 — by this time, the % interest that was acamount owed to almost 000 collected from the Files John Draneas Waking From a Litigation Nightmare Plaintiff takes his iles John Draneas Waking From a Litigation Nightmare Plaintiff takes his Ferrari 212 Vignale case all the way and comes out on top L ast month, “Legal Files” gave a behind-the-scenes report on the settlement of the Cunningham Corvette case, explaining how hard it is to really be a winner in litigation and why settlements almost always make sense (September 2015, p. 70). This month, it’s the other side of the story — an example of a plaintiff taking it all the way and coming out on top. Five years ago, “The Nightmare of Litigation” (May 2010, “Legal Files,” p. 32) reported on a 1953 Ferrari 212 Vignale deal gone bad. “Ed” had given a $25,000 deposit to a California broker represent- ing a seller in Japan. Ed traveled to Japan to inspect the car and didn’t like it. The broker ref At the time of the 2010 the broker and the Jap to Japan and attorney to be just the beginnin what followed. California appeals Outraged by the d appealed. After cycli attorneys, the broker e own briefs before the Court. That produced — a full affirmation o cision. With no furthe available, it became a m would collect his mo broker. Ed’s judgment cr against the broker’s residence, but it w encumbered and Ed foreclosure notices f prime lender about tw year. The broker was m ing to stave off forecl so perhaps the house w pay off later. Ed got word that broker had been invol in a car crash, caused a driver who had b drinking. The broker been injured and had a major lawsuit, cla that he had suffered damage that left him u work. Ed’s attorneys lawsuit proceeds. The broker had with the California Compensation Fund, $100,000 and received lawsuit proceeds. The of lawyers also claim the lawsuit proceeds. Eventually, the d broker’s insurance everyone that, betwee only $250,000 of cove 48 willing to just pay it to be left alone. That set up a squabble among the claimants as to how to divide the money. In the end, the lawyers got paid, Ed received $127,000, the Victims’ Fund accepted about $20,000, and the broker got nothing further. However, an Internet search indi- cates that the broker is now back at work. Proceedings in Japan At first, Ed had a lot of sympathy for the Japanese owner, who never saw any of the money and probably didn’t do anything wrong — other than pick the wrong broker. he situation, and asked he broker to resolve the efunding the $25,000 n the owner did noth- , apparently accepting hatever story he heard om the broker, Ed lost s sympathy and hired a ery capable Tokyo law rm to pursue collec- ion efforts against the owner. The owner refused to pay, challenging the validity of the California judgment. Once a judgment be- ay the judgment debtor n another state or coun- new nothing about the and was not even in the eek entation to prove all of me whether the owner nia. membered the sequence rget much, as he served the broker at The Quail, rey Car Week. me misgivings about the er, the court pointed out ch, as Ed could simply t new proceedings. was facing a lot of ad- lead to a dead end, so 00 — by this time, the % interest that was ac- amount owed to almost 000 collected from the ciples, ciples, but he has actu- fees so far total about on his judgment. And, dgment, the broker still ses daily. ure notices on the bro- Sports Car Market

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ker’s house lately, so he is optimistic that the real estate market has improved enough that the house might become a source of payment. The broker seems to be seeing the same handwriting on the wall. After the Japanese owner settled, the broker contacted Ed’s attorney asking for a release of the lien, thinking that the matter had ended. He flew into a rage when he was told that he still owed $170,000. Defamatory barrage The latest development is that Ed is now facing a public-relations barrage. Numerous Internet and social media posts have made very defamatory statements about Ed, and anonymous emails with those statements have been received by many of his business associates. Ed can’t trace them to the real sender, as they come from multiple dummy companies and addresses and untraceable sources. So all he can do is persevere. Was it worth it? “Legal Files” posed that question to Ed. He admits that everyone he knew initially told him, “Forget about it. It’s only $25,000. A lawsuit just isn’t worth it.” But Ed couldn’t just let the broker get away with it, and he had to stand up for his principles. Still, he had his doubts when he first got started with the litigation. “But if the broker had not responded so venomously, and had he not attacked my character and my attorney’s character from the start, I very well might have just let it go.” So, Ed is our other side of the story. He fought the legal battle and came out ahead, proving that it is possible to stand up for your principles and win in litigation. As much as we cheer him on, “Legal Files” is not ready to recommend this to everyone. Ed had several good things going for him. At the start, he knew that he was spending money he might never get back. He was willing and able to do that to prove the point, and any money recovered would be the icing on the cake. An astute businessman, Ed viewed this as just another project the whole time, and didn’t get stressed out and lose sleep about the litigation. He was able to keep his focus on the target, and he didn’t get worked up about the broker’s antics. Ed also had a reliable source of recovery in the Japanese owner’s deep pockets. There was little doubt that he could afford to pay the judgment, so getting to that end was the only question. Finally, Ed got lucky. The broker’s car crash that produced $127,000 was impossible to predict. The broker could have lost his house to foreclosure and declared bankruptcy to wipe out Ed’s judgment, but he somehow managed to hang on. Take those events away, and the outcome isn’t so good. Of course, the owner is kicking himself about this. He had the early opportunity to make the whole thing go away for $25,000 but passed it up. Whether his mistake was thinking Ed would just go away or putting his faith in the wrong broker, he definitely made the wrong choice. He doubled down on that error when he missed his second good chance to resolve this, right after he got served. At that point, any logical person would realize that Ed was not going to go away and that he was in for a legal battle that would cost more than the $25,000 at stake. He could have offered to pay the $25,000 and reimburse Ed’s legal fees, which anyone in Ed’s position would likely accept — and then try to work something out with the broker, who was still expecting to earn a commission from the sale of the Vignale. Instead, the owner in Japan rolled the dice, and it ended up costing him 10 times as much. So maybe we’ve come full circle. Ed may have come out okay, but the litigation has still been a nightmare for the other guys. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. October 2015 49

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Feature 2015 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance A Platinum Experience The Greenwich Concours serves as a bit of a “coming-out party” for car owners after a long winter hiatus Story and photos by Bill Rothermel • The Chief Judges Award went to the stunning 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport owned by Walter R. Lucas. Saturday’s Best in Show also went to the Marano Collection for their magnificent 1935 Graber-bodied Packard Eight 1201 Convertible Victoria. • Another unusual entrant was the 1973 Buick Gran Sport Sun coupe owned by Philip Roitman. Loaded with options, including a factory sliding sunroof and Stage I 455 V8, it is one seldom-seen and rare muscle car. • Sports cars are always a highlight at Greenwich and Sunday did not disappoint. Best in Show and Best Italian Sports Car 1946–59 honors went to a gorgeous turquoise blue/green 1951 Cisitalia 202C owned by Andrew Benenson. Alan Rosenblum’s 1953 Fiat 8V was recipient of the Best Car for the Mille Miglia Award T wenty years in the concours world is a lifetime. Any concours lasting that long is a great event. The Wennerstrom family, founders of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, achieved their platinum anniversary on May 30–31, 2015. Greenwich’s unique format, with Concours Americana Saturday and Concours International Sunday, has served quite nicely. This year, 115 American cars and motorcycles participated Saturday, with another 145 of their foreign counterparts rolling into Greenwich’s Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Sunday. As one of the earliest events in the Northeast show season, the Greenwich Concours serves as a bit of a “coming-out party” for car owners after a long winter hiatus. The upscale location close to I-95, the wealthy New York and New England markets, and the annual Bonhams auction held concurrently with Sunday’s International Concours all give the concours added zing. Somewhat strangely, the powers-that-be fail to capitalize on the location, as auction and vendor tents obscure the panoramic waterfront views. Note to organizers: Consider flipping them with the invited concours cars for 2016 (and thank me later). One thing’s for sure: At Greenwich, you will see cars not seen elsewhere, which adds to the charm. Saturday’s winners included: • John W. Middendorf’s unique 1896 Robert’s Electric, which received Most Outstanding Horseless Carriage Pre-1905. • The 1923 Duesenberg Model A sport phaeton owned by Eric Killoran won the Most Outstanding Vintage Automobile 1916–26. • The Marano Collection’s just-restored 1953 Packard Monte Carlo concept car took Most Outstanding Closed Car 1946–54. Details Plan ahead: The 21st annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for June 4-5, 2016 Where: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT Cost: $40 for one day or $60 for two days More: www.greenwichconcours.com Winner of Best in Show and Best Italian Sports Car 1946–59 was this 1951 Cisitalia 202C owned by Andrew Benenson 52 A one-off 1953 Packard Monte Carlo concept from the Marano Collection won Most Outstanding Closed Car 1946–54 Sports Car Market • Alan Rosenblum’s 1953 Fiat 8V “Otto Vu” Rapi coupe received Best Car for the Mille Miglia Award, while Most Outstanding Mercedes-Benz honors went to Michael Schudroff’s meticulously restored 1955 300SL Roadster. • P.P. Pappalardo’s 250 GT was recipient of the Most Outstanding Ferrari. • Best English Touring Car Post-1959 went to the 1967 AC 428 Frua of Rick Phillips, and Best English GT Car went to Michael Odierna’s 1960 Aston Martin DB4. Among Sunday’s most unusual cars were the 1964 Nissan Cedric sedan, driven to the concours by owner Walter Miller and thought to be the oldest Nissan in the U.S. Another rare sight was Vinnie and Julia Baksht’s 1985 Zil 41045 limousine, which received Best Special Interest Car honors. When did you last see a Soviet-era car, let alone one with faux leopard carpets? Noted Ferrari collector and vintage racer Jim Glickenhaus served as Grand Marshal, and Wayne Carini of TV’s “Chasing Classic Cars” served as Honorary Chief Judge. Perhaps most encouraging at Greenwich are the throngs of young photographers lined up along the roads surrounding the concours waiting to catch a shot of the cars entering and leaving the show field. It’s good to know that the car hobby (hopefully) is alive and well among our younger enthusiasts. ♦

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Feature 2015 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance Forest Grove Time Travels With the Classics The CCCA cars brought glitz, glamour and some new faces to an already thriving concours by Chad Tyson Larry Nannini accepts a Best in Show award from emcees Donald Osborne and Keith Martin for his 1934 Packard Super Eight 1104 dual-cowl sport phaeton the cars is the closest thing we have to time travel. On July 19, the enticing sounds and smells of a century-old engine puttering into C place mingled with a barely audible Super Eight Packard starting up for the judges to critique — the Classic Club Car of America arrived at the 2015 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance. CCCA unleashed their regional armada of hand-burnished, stately opulence. Ten classes featured the big, heavy metal vying for trophies and one-upmanship. The club hosts several (four to six) Grand Classics a year all over the country. The CCCA Oregon Region joined up with the 43rd annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance to make this one of the five Grand Classics scheduled for 2015. In addition to the Gatsby-style feast of Classics, there was a flavor for every automo- tive taste: an exhibition of modern supercars, 60 years of Ford Thunderbirds on display, microcars and 42 other classes — including eight different custom and modified groups. More than 300 cars parked on Pacific University’s shaded lawns Sunday morning for exhibition and awards, with 59 of them Full Classics. There are few concours settings that offer the ambiance — and sufficient shade on a hot day — of the Forest Grove Concours. Pacific University was founded in 1849, 37 years before Benz’s Patent-Motorwagen hit the scene. “Being here under the shade of the trees of Pacific University. There’s nothing quite like it,” said Allen Stephens, chairman for the event, during the awards ceremony opening. Publisher Keith Martin and Editor at Large Donald Osborne emceed the event with their usual witty banter. The Classic classes brought glitz, glamour and some new faces inside the green nylon rope. “I visited a few times, but this is my first time show- ing,” Stan Dickinson, of Edmonds, WA, said while standing next to his 1935 Packard 1207 convertible coupe. Best Open Car award went to SCMers James and Gail 54 Details Plan ahead: The 44th Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for July 17, 2016 Where: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR Cost: $20 More: www.forestgroveconcours.org SCMers James and Gail Smalley of Wauna, WA, won Best Open Car with their 1960 Porsche 356B Sports Car Market oncours are a great reminder of how things used to be — long before Apple, Intel and Tesla were many people’s retirement bets. Whether it’s Great Depression-era costumes at Pebble Beach or someone hand-crank-starting their car on a chilly morning — setting foot onto the manicured lawn hosting Smalley of Wauna, WA, and their 1960 Porsche 356B. SCM’s own John Draneas competed in the same Class S (Porsche through 1979) and came away with third place out of 11 contestants. Larry Nannini of Colma, CA, completed a hat trick by winning Best in Show, Best Classic Car and first place in Class C5 for his stunning, one-of-three-remaining, 1934 Packard Super Eight 1104 dual-cowl sport phaeton. The 44th annual Forest Grove Concours takes place in July 2016. Featured classes include German performance and engineering and celebrating 100 years of BMW. When asked for his best reason to continue putting on the event, Allen Stephens responded, “That’s really the reason we do it — fundraising for the Rotary. Celebrating the automobile with so many enthusiasts in the Northwest, along with a beautiful setting, brings people together.” ♦ John Vincent Chad Tyson

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Feature 2015 Colorado Concours d’ Elegance & Exotic Car Show Sweet Sounds of Success Famous race cars rip and roar for onlookers Story and photos by Tony Piff The day climaxed with race cars firing up, to the crowd’s delight lief. “This car was two blocks from my house in Lima, Peru. It was a daily driver. It was parked in the streets.” Now the car, along with a dozen other storied racers, sat along a curve of hay bales at M Details the center of the show field. The image called to mind a road-course hairpin. Volunteers organize this Denver area celebration of cars and history in support of Ability Connection Colorado, an organization that serves Coloradans with disabilities, and concours participants are as passionate about the charity as about their cars. “It’s not just one disability,” McCarter said. “It’s all types of ailments. The main thing is I wanna get the car here with the kids.” “Kids with special needs love to live life,” said Judy Ham, President and CEO of the charity. “This is for the community.” “I don’t even know what concours judging means,” said Terry Miller, standing near his unrestored 1962 Volkswagen 23-window Samba bus. “It’s for a good cause; I threw my money in. I just hope they don’t kick me out. It needs a tune-up. It’s having a little trouble getting uphill,” Miller laughed. “It always has trouble going up hills,” he said. “I thought I’d be a little out of place with all the Ferraris and Lamborghinis and stuff, but they love the bus. I’ve never seen this many cars of this Winner and People’s Choice: 1964 Willment Cobra coupe, owned by Larry Miller Plan ahead: The 33rd Annual Colorado Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for June 5, 2016 Where: Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120 Cost: Admission to the concours is $10. Children 12 and younger get in free Number of entries: 500 Web: www.coloradoconcours.org Marcel Hunter details his 1985 Lamborghini Countach LP400 56 Terry Miller’s 1962 Volkswagen 23-window Samba bus Sports Car Market aurice Shnaider paced around SCMer Christian McCarter’s 1965 Shelby GT350 R and said in a thick accent, “I have goosebumps.” Although the Shelby now resides in Denver, it began its career on another continent. “I grew up with this car,” Shnaider said in complete disbe- magnitude before.” Marcel Hunter’s 1985 Lamborghini Countach LP400 looked perfect in the noon sun, but the car is no trailer queen. “I had the pleasure of driving it in this morning from Colorado Springs,” Hunter said. Hunter said prepping for judging is “an ongoing pro- cess. During the off-season I take a lot of it apart. There are weeks’ worth of work going into it.” His focus on detail was awarded with non-stop attention all day long and a best-in-class win. Despite the concours d’elegance setting, the vibe is car-show casual, and owners not interested in judging are welcome. Jerry Danner of the Rocky Mountain Saab Club in Denver brought four cars just to show. His baseball cap read, “WE ARE MANY WE ARE SAAB.” For the climax of the day, the live jazz band took a break, and the race cars at center field — including the Shelby — lit off one by one, filling the air with a cacophonous, unmuffled roar. Attendees flocked and pressed in close to batter their eardrums and breathe in the unmistakable scent of race fuel. Charity never sounded, or smelled, so good. ♦

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Ferrari Profile 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta Anyone looking over this special car’s credentials knew it would chart new territory on the auction block by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1951–52 Number produced: 10 Original list price: About $10,200 Current SCM Valuation: $1,750,000– $3,000,000 Tune-up cost: $3,000 Distributor caps: $300 Chassis # location: Side frame rail toward the front of the engine Engine # location: Right side of engine near the rear Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1965 Alfa Romeo TZ-2, 1953 Jaguar D-type, 1953 Aston Martin DB3S SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 0158ED Engine number: 0158ED F erraris have always been campaigned frequently and with ferocity by both the factory and wealthy privateers. The company’s reputation during its early days hinged on the success of its race cars. Whilst numerous road-going “Inter” models would be built afterwards by Ferrari, this 212 Barchetta would be the final Touring-bodied, race-ready “Export” model built by the factory and fitted with the potent Tipo 212 engine. The new 212 would be destined for the race track. After great success at the Corsa al Monte Pellegrino Hill Climb, the owner entered his new car in one of the greatest motoring events in the world: the Targa Florio. The 10th overall and 5th in class finishes were incredibly impressive and a testament to the owner’s skill and the 212’s capability. Over the next several years, 0158ED would be ex- tensively raced, including another Targa Florio and the Mille Miglia. After its retirement from racing, 0158ED passed through the garages of noted collectors Chris Cord, Art Connell, Stephen Griswold, Joe Pendergast, Juan Quintano, Carlos Monteverde and Bill Jacobs. It has been shown at top shows, participated in vintage rallies, and raced at historic races. Chassis 0158ED is one of the finest examples of its kind. Whilst many early Ferraris were campaigned 60 hard early in their lives, few emerged largely unscathed from the rigors of competition. It is important to note that 0158ED retains its original engine, gearbox and the stronger Tipo 340 rear axle that was fit by the factory in 1952. It has proven itself capable of winning awards at some of the most competitive concours events on the planet, and it holds its own on historic rallies. For many Ferrari collectors, ownership of an early V12 barchetta is a longtime goal, as they represent the purest incarnation of Enzo Ferrari’s dream. They were built and bred for racing, and they not only excelled on the track but also helped increase Ferrari’s reputation as a dominant force. This example is surely one of the best of its kind, and it is ready for use at concours events, rallies and historic racing worldwide. As 0158ED is a highly eligible Ferrari V12 barchetta, it is guaranteed entry at the Le Mans Classic, Mille Miglia, Tour Auto, Goodwood and Monaco Historic Grand Prix. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 110, sold for $7,526,400, including buyer’s pre- mium, at RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba Auction in Italy on May 23, 2015. Italian Nobleman Baron Luigi Chiaramonte Bordonaro inherited holdings that could be traced back to the 1300s. He was lord over estates, castles and forests throughout Sicily. Perhaps the crown jewel of the 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Lot 230, s/n 0277EU Condition 2+ Not sold at $1,175,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244764 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Lot 128, s/n 0257EU Condition 1- Sold at $1,787,500 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/14 SCM# 232421 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Lot 173, s/n 0088E Condition 1- Sold at $3,190,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/16/14 SCM# 232085 Sports Car Market Tim Scott ©2015, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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properties was Villa Chiaramonte Bordonaro ai Colli. The 18th century villa was built by King Ferdinand and his wife after an unsuccessful swipe at Napoleon sent them scurrying to exile in Palermo. The baron preferred to concentrate on motorsports, an activity in which he participated with the same vigor that his ancestors put into accumulating property. He was a prolific competitor, driving in seven Targa Florios, numerous hillclimbs, regional races and the Mille Miglia. He was a serious contender with a top-five win in a Targa Florio. This 5th-place finish was accomplished with the help of a rather potent piece of machinery: his Ferrari 212 Export, chassis number 0158ED. Light, fast and serious Ferrari’s line of 212 models was introduced just four years after they introduced their first model in 1947. The 212 line was an update of Ferrari’s 166 series. The 212 had a mechanical configuration similar to the 166. with the main difference being a larger 2.6-liter engine over the 166’s 2-liter engine. The 212s could be ordered in either an Inter or an Export model. The Inter was generally configured as a street version with a long-wheelbase chassis and a single carburetor engine. The Export was generally configured as the competition version. Exports had a shorter chassis — by 14 inches — a competition rear suspension and a more powerful engine. Like all Ferraris of the era, 212s were built to the owner’s specifi- cations. Misinformation carried over from early publications on the model muddy the exact configurations that were available, but the Exports are generally thought of as having a high-compression engine with three Weber carburetors. It is reported that 0158ED was updated with high-performance features normally found on 225 Sports. Ferrari built the 212 running gear and sent it to the client’s choice of coachbuilder for dressing. This resulted in a diverse assortment of body styles from the usual Italian carrozzerias — and a few examples from lesser-known builders, such as U.K.-based Abbott. One of the most popular 212 models is the barchetta built by Touring Superleggera. Touring specialized in a lightweight construction technique in which alloy panels were fixed to a lightweight understructure of metal tubing. The patented technique — called Superleggera or “superlight” — produced a lighter car than the competition and was quite popular in the 1950s. The barchetta was a handsome but minimalist design that was said to resemble a “little boat” in part because of a style line down its side which supposedly would be the water line if the car was floated in water. The winning combination of the light Superleggera body and Ferrari’s powerful V12 engine was quite successful in period competition and remains successful at sales arenas today. Bred for battle and stellar history 0158ED is no ordinary early Ferrari. It is as blue chip as they come, and absolutely deserving of a high value. Inter model 212s carried odd — as in even and odd — chassis numbers. This indicated Ferrari considered them Grand Touring models. Export models received even numbers indicating they were competition Ferraris, bred to go to battle against the best the competition could send their way. 0158ED being an even chassis number shows this car is an exclusive competition example. Ferrari also bestowed 0158 the ED suffix, which indicates it is a high-performance Export model. The ownership history of 0158 is unbroken all the way back to its de- livery to Baron Bordonaro as a new car. It was extensively raced under brutal circumstances — yet it astonishingly still wears its original bodywork and is still powered by its original engine. The owner’s log is filled with the names of influential collectors known for only buying the best examples available. In their care 0158 has participated in top events in the United States and Europe. RM Sotheby’s top estimate was over twice the estimated top market value of the model. That may have seemed like a gutsy move, but anyone looking over the car’s credentials knew the car would chart new territory. Touring-bodied 166 barchettas have sold for near $7 million, so there was precedence for the result. There’s a vast difference between a sure thing and collecting the check. The seller undoubtedly knew the result would be high, but they must have been elated when the hammer struck sold. The buyer knew he would have to pay up for the car and surely was prepared to meet the price. The underbidder had to be disappointed and must still be regretting not upping his bid. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) October 2015 61

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Ferrari Profile The Cumberford Perspective Near perfection from Ferrari’s early days By Robert Cumberford 2 3 I ’ve had the privilege of holding three highly significant design models — made by their creators themselves — in my own hands: Mickey Thompson’s first Bonneville Streamliner, done when he was a child, Flaminio Bertoni’s initial sketch model of the Citroën 2CV, and the most emotionally charged of all, the 1:10-scale model of Carrozzeria Touring’s “little boat” roadster, the first envelope body for Enzo Ferrari’s newly hatched sports and racing car marque. When Felice Bianchi Anderloni died suddenly in 1940, the world thought it was the end of Touring. The barchetta designed by his inexperienced son Carlo Felice Bianchi Anderloni saved the business, and incidentally provided a shape for John Tojeiro, AC Cars Ltd. and Carroll Shelby. When I visited Bianchi Anderloni 14 years ago, he said, “It was not a good business. Rush orders were irregular, so there was no flow. And Ferrari was slow to pay, so we quit making bodies for them.” But Enzo Ferrari holding that same little red model in 1948 and saying “Va bene!” meant Touring survived and prospered for another 18 years. There weren’t many barchettas, and each was slightly different. Our subject car is not one of the prettiest, but it was built strictly for competition, without the much-loved (but slightly heavier) baseball-stitched leather around the cockpit perimeter of the Lussos. ♦ 62 1 6 5 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Masterful metalworking is demonstrated in the subtle fade of this little undercut feature line into the roundness of the rear fender tailing edge. 2 Vestiges of past practice are evident in the highcrowned back of the cockpit, much like previous cigarbodied two-seaters with cycle fenders. 3 This subtle dip in the hood surface lowers the form leading to the roundedrectangle grille. 4 Some barchetta grilles are rounded downward, like this one, while others rise, nearly paralleling the top curve, for a less harmonious frontal composition. 5 This “mustache” line, so characteristic of Touring practice, is the true defining design element of Touring’s barchetta body concept. 6 There is instinctive aerodynamic refinement in the softly rounded leading edge of the wheel opening, later consciously exploited in wind-tunnel development by others. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 The hood of this barchetta is simple, with just a raised wind-split rib at the center, while others had hood scoops appended. 8 7 8 This simple deflector is quite a bit lighter than the folding flat-glass windscreens fitted to more elaborately trimmed “lusso” barchettas. 9 Touring’s pride was em- bodied in its lovely badge, usually applied only once to a body, in keeping with its dedication to weight-saving in all details. 10 This recapitulation of the mustache line at the rear is not present on all barchetta bodies. It’s a nice visual effect here. 11 The exhaust system was exposed to view, but typically ignored. Touring later made it a design element on some of its spectacular Pegaso designs. 12 Typical of the times, the body skins terminate quite far above the ground plane, with a lot of the chassis visible, but normally not registered in an observer’s mind. Clever. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) Purity of purpose is abundantly clear in this bespoke racing car. There’s no stitched leather coaming to add unneeded weight, no metal hardware to fold down racing screens, just a sheet of Plexiglas for a wind deflector, a simply elegant panel and an exquisite steering wheel. Near perfection long ago. 9 10 4 12 11 Sports Car Market

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English Profile 1974 Jensen Interceptor Series III Sports Saloon The price of restoration has kept Interceptors inexpensive, but values for these Mopar-powered cars are on the rise by Paul Hardiman Details Years produced: 1966–76 (SIIIs 1971–76) Number produced: 6,408 (4,255 SIIIs) Original list price: £6,981 ($10,877 in August 1973) Chassis # location: On plate on inner wing or door post, and stamped into chassis front crossmember Engine # location: Right front of block Tune-up cost: $150 Distributor cap: $25 Club: Jensen Owners’ Club. Membership: 26 Foster Park Road, Denholme, Bradford, W. Yorkshire, BD13 4BE, UK More: www.joc.org.uk Alternatives: 1964–67 Gordon Keeble, 1965–73 AC 428, 1967–72 Aston Martin DBS, 1967–73 Maserati Ghibli SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 22409410 Engine number: 4C12421 W ith the Interceptor saloon’s introduction in 1967, Jensen had switched from glassfibre to steel for its car bodies. Underneath, the preceding C-V8’s robust chassis, running gear and 6,276-cc Chrysler engine remained substantially unchanged. With around 280 bhp on tap, performance was more than adequate, The Motor recording a top speed of 140 mph with 100 mph arriving in 19 seconds. Four-wheel, servo-assisted Dunlop discs looked after the braking, while ride quality could be varied by the Armstrong Selectaride dampers’ dashboard control. Leather upholstery, reclining front seats and walnut veneer were all standard features, with automatic transmission the choice of almost all buyers. The Series II incorporated revised front suspen- sion, Girling brakes and a redesigned interior, while the Series III, introduced in 1971, came with a 7.2-liter engine, better seats, central locking and alloy wheels. For 1974, Jensen adopted an improved, 330-bhp ver- sion of the 7.2-liter Chrysler V8 on the “J Series” Mk III, which also gained all the equipment, including air conditioning, that had been standard issue on the nowdiscontinued Interceptor SP. The major development that year, though, was the introduction of the convertible, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March. By this time, most other manufacturers had aban- doned the convertible ahead of an expected United States ban. When the latter failed to materialize, Jensen was left in a strong position, selling 506 convertibles in 64 the next two years. YXE 900M was purchased by the current owner in late 2012. Between 2006 and 2007, the car had been subject to an extensive restoration and rebuild at a recorded mileage of 51,000 when it was completely dismantled, all corrosion removed and subsequently bare-metal repainted in Rolls-Royce Royal Blue Metallic, the process being photographically recorded. At the same time the interior was comprehensively retrimmed in full cream leather with blue piping and new Wilton carpet. The engine was fully rebuilt while the car was dismantled, since when it has covered a further 3,422 miles. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 421, sold for $69,213, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Summer Classic sale near Oxford, England, on June 20, 2015. Though we’ve hardly noticed until now, Interceptors have been gently creeping up in value, in much the same way as the Aston Martin DBS began its upturn two years ago. But as a contemporary of that car — and the similar Anglo-American big-displacement V8 coupe the AC 428 — the question is: Why have Interceptors been so cheap? Fifteen years ago, a mate bought a running — though admittedly slightly tatty — SI for £1,000 and daily drove it for a year until he could stand the (English: $7 a gallon) fuel bills no more. The cost of restoration is the most likely factor. In 1976 Jensen Interceptor III Lot 138, s/n 1790, Condition 2+ Sold at $76,261 Silverstone Auctions, Northhamptonshire, U.K., 5/12/12 SCM# 201704 1972 Jensen Interceptor III Lot 16, s/n 1284671 Condition 2Sold at $44,197 H&H, Duxford, U.K., 4/24/14 SCM# 243489 1972 Jensen Interceptor III Lot S22, s/n 1388603 Condition 3+ Sold at $34,560 Mecum, Houston, TX, 4/12/14 SCM# 239310 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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common with the DBS, these cost far more to restore than they have been worth. And though that balance is gradually equalizing, it takes a few brave souls to put their heads over the parapet and decide that this is a car worth preserving, even though they’ll lose money, before the world takes notice and values start to harden. And that’s just what appears to be happening now. Stonk, handling and good looks One thing that’s never gone away is that these are great cars to drive: loads of stonk, a fabulous noise, still-iconic looks and better handling than you’d hope from a basic chassis using a cart-sprung rear end. Generations of schoolboys lusted after them when they were new, had the Dinky toy, and now some of those 50-somethings can afford them. I know this, coming from the same demographic, though sadly not in that “some” category. There’s another factor that might help explain why more folks are choosing to preserve standard cars, and that’s the increasing number of upgraded, improved or modernized versions out there, usually with LS Chevy power and sometimes with independent rear suspensions, all with working air conditioning. Each one of these creations requires a donor, and that’s one less original car. So far, each of these brave new ventures has sunk after just a few cars have been completed, leaving a bunch of mongrels with no backup. I await a venture to return modified cars to standard. Already restored No such worries with this car (chassis number 22409410 makes it a RHD home-market Series 4 saloon), as it had already been restored, and that can always be a big job due to rust. The main chassis on these is two big tubes which rarely come to any harm, but rot gets into all the complicated sheet metal and the outriggers supporting it, and there’s a lot of Interceptor to dismantle before you get back to the structure. The good news is that just about all mechanical parts are available from the likes of ReJen, Martin Robey and Cropredy Bridge Garage. This car showed a few patches welded into the floors, but common wi common wi common wi the DBS, these cost far more to restore than they have been worth. And though that balance is gradually equalizing, it takes a few brave souls to put their heads over the parapet and n with the DBS, these cost far more to restore than they have been worth. And though that balance is gradually equalizing, it takes a few brave souls to put their heads over the parapet and decide that this is a car worth preserving, even though they’ll lose money, before the world takes notice and values start to harden. And that’s just what appears to be happening now. Stonk, handling and good looks One thing that’s never gone away is that these are great cars to drive: loads of stonk, a fabulous noise, still-iconic looks and better handling than you’d hope from a basic chassis using a cart-sprung rear end. Generations of schoolboys lusted after them when they were new, had the Dinky toy, and now some of those 50-somethings can afford them. I know this, coming from the same demographic, though sadly not in that “some” category. There’s another factor that might help explain why more folks are choosing to preserve standard cars, and that’s the increasing number of upgraded, improved or modernized versions out there, usually with LS Chevy power and sometimes with independent rear suspensions, all with working air conditioning. Each one of these creations requires a donor, and that’s one less original car. So far, each of these brave new ventures has sunk after just a few cars have been completed, leaving a bunch of mongrels with no backup. I await a venture to return modified cars to standard. Already restored No such worries with this car (chassis number 22409410 makes it a RHD home-market Series 4 saloon), as it had already been restored, and that can always be a big job due to rust. The main chassis on these is two big tubes which rarely come to any harm, but rot gets into all the complicated sheet metal and the outriggers supporting it, and there’s a lot of Interceptor to dismantle before you get back to the structure. The good news is that just about all mechanical parts are available from the likes of ReJen, Martin Robey and Cropredy Bridge Garage. This car showed a few patches welded into the floors, but cated cated aluminum front grille) all in good shape, and the alloy wheels had been very sharply refinished. However, for some reason, someone had painted the front brake calipers red — an old boy-racer trait. Inside, it had been retrimmed with new leather and carpets, and the dash was very sharp, with no cracks or scratches in the plastic molding; later cars got wood veneer. Also, the eyeball vents still showed their chrome finish which earlier cars often lose, leaving unattractive ivory-colored plastic for which replacements are not available. It wore an alloy three-spoke steering wheel — an improvement on the original heavy-looking plastic two-spoke design. Though emissions regs had robbed the 440 of around 25 bhp by the time the Series 4 cars appeared, it sounded great when fired up, too, with a more ambitious exhaust than standard. Mopar muscle Interceptors used the 383-ci engine until 1971, and when that motor was discontinued, Jensen opted to go with the 440-ci engine in 305-bhp 4-barrel trim, though in 1971 232 cars were made with the 335-bhp Six Pack version. Our subject car, dressed with fancy cast rocker covers and an Edelbrock chrome pancake filter, had 3,428 miles covered since the 2006/2007 restoration, which the catalog claims included a motor rebuild, so I’m not sure why it needed a refresh with new rings and bearings since. There was no indication of who did the body or motor work, but it was very likely to have been Cropredy Bridge Garage, a leader in the Interceptor world, and it’s also very likely to have cost more than the price paid for the car here. Worth the price paid So, this was around half the price of a comparable restored DBS, which is a little breathless by comparison, and something like a third to a quarter of the price of an AC 428 in similar condition. Although it looked relatively expensive in the Interceptor terms that we have been used to, check the classifieds and you’ll find that dealers are asking 50% more for cars of the same caliber. All that boils ile not a ible buy ommon with the DBS, these cost far more to restore than they have been worth. And though that balance is gradually equalizing, it takes a few brave souls to put their heads over the parapet and decide that this is a car worth preserving, even though they’ll lose money, before the world takes notice and values start to harden. And that’s just what appears to be happening now. Stonk, handling and good looks One thing that’s never gone away is that these are great cars to drive: loads of stonk, a fabulous noise, still-iconic looks and better handling than you’d hope from a basic chassis using a cart-sprung rear end. Generations of schoolboys lusted after them when they were new, had the Dinky toy, and now some of those 50-somethings can afford them. I know this, coming from the same demographic, though sadly not in that “some” category. There’s another factor that might help explain why more folks are choosing to preserve standard cars, and that’s the increasing number of upgraded, improved or modernized versions out there, usually with LS Chevy power and sometimes with independent rear suspensions, all with working air conditioning. Each one of these creations requires a donor, and that’s one less original car. So far, each of these brave new ventures has sunk after just a few cars have been completed, leaving a bunch of mongrels with no backup. I await a venture to return modified cars to standard. Already restored No such worries with this car (chassis number 22409410 makes it a RHD home-market Series 4 saloon), as it had already been restored, and that can always be a big job due to rust. The main chassis on these is two big tubes which rarely come to any harm, but rot gets into all the complicated sheet metal and the outriggers supporting it, and there’s a lot of Interceptor to dismantle before you get back to the structure. The good news is that just about all mechanical parts are available from the likes of ReJen, Martin Robey and Cropredy Bridge Garage. This car showed a few patches welded into the floors, but cated aluminum front grille) all in good shape, and the alloy wheels had been very sharply refinished. However, for some reason, someone had painted the front brake calipers red — an old boy-racer trait. Inside, it had been retrimmed with new leather and carpets, and the dash was very sharp, with no cracks or scratches in the plastic mold- ing; later cars got wood veneer. Also, the eyeball vents still showed their chrome finish which earlier cars often lose, leaving unattractive ivory-colored plastic for which replacements are not available. It wore an alloy three-spoke steering wheel — an improvement on the original heavy-looking plastic two-spoke design. Though emissions regs had robbed the 440 of around 25 bhp by the time the Series 4 cars appeared, it sounded great when fired up, too, with a more ambitious exhaust than standard. Mopar muscle Interceptors used the 383-ci engine until 1971, and when that motor was discontinued, Jensen opted to go with the 440-ci engine in 305-bhp 4-barrel trim, though in 1971 232 cars were made with the 335-bhp Six Pack version. Our subject car, dressed with fancy cast rocker covers and an Edelbrock chrome pancake filter, had 3,428 miles covered since the 2006/2007 restoration, which the catalog claims included a motor rebuild, so I’m not sure why it needed a refresh with new rings and bearings since. There was no indication of who did the body or motor work, but it was very likely to have been Cropredy Bridge Garage, a leader in the Interceptor world, and it’s also very likely to have cost more than the price paid for the car here. Worth the price paid So, this was around half the price of a comparable restored DBS, which is a little breathless by comparison, and something like a third to a quarter of the price of an AC 428 in similar condition. Although it looked relatively expensive in the Interceptor terms that we have been used to, check the classifieds and you’ll find that deal- ers are asking 50% more for cars of the same caliber. All that boils ile not a ible buy y y mon with the DBS, these cost far more to restore than they have been worth. And though that balance is gradually equalizing, it takes a few brave souls to put their heads over the parapet and decide that this is a car worth preserving, even though they’ll lose money, before the world takes notice and values start to harden. And that’s just what appears to be happening now. Stonk, handling and good looks One thing that’s never gone away is that these are great cars to drive: loads of stonk, a fabulous noise, still-iconic looks and better handling than you’d hope from a basic chassis using a cart-sprung rear end. Generations of schoolboys lusted after them when they were new, had the Dinky toy, and now some of those 50-somethings can afford them. I know this, coming from the same demographic, though sadly not in that “some” category. There’s another factor that might help explain why more folks are choosing to preserve standard cars, and that’s the increasing number of upgraded, improved or modernized versions out there, usually with LS Chevy power and sometimes with independent rear suspensions, all with working air conditioning. Each one of these creations requires a donor, and that’s one less original car. So far, each of these brave new ventures has sunk after just a few cars have been completed, leaving a bunch of mongrels with no backup. I await a venture to return modified cars to standard. Already restored No such worries with this car (chassis number 22409410 makes it a RHD home-market Series 4 saloon), as it had already been restored, and that can always be a big job due to rust. The main chassis on these is two big tubes which rarely come to any harm, but rot gets into all the complicated sheet metal and the outriggers supporting it, and there’s a lot of Interceptor to dismantle before you get back to the structure. The good news is that just about all mechanical parts are available from the likes of ReJen, Martin Robey and Cropredy Bridge Garage. This car showed a few patches welded into the floors, but cated aluminum front grille) all in good shape, and the alloy wheels had been very sharply refinished. However, for some reason, someone had painted the front brake calipers red — an old boy-racer trait. Inside, it had been retrimmed with new leather and carpets, and the dash was very sharp, with no cracks or scratches in the plastic mold- ing; later cars got wood veneer. Also, the eyeball vents still showed their chrome finish which earlier cars often lose, leaving unattractive ivory-colored plastic for which replacements are not available. It wore an alloy three-spoke steering wheel — an improvement on the original heavy-looking plastic two-spoke design. Though emissions regs had robbed the 440 of around 25 bhp by the time the Series 4 cars appeared, it sounded great when fired up, too, with a more ambitious exhaust than standard. Mopar muscle Interceptors used the 383-ci engine until 1971, and when that motor was discontinued, Jensen opted to go with the 440-ci engine in 305-bhp 4-barrel trim, though in 1971 232 cars were made with the 335-bhp Six Pack version. Our subject car, dressed with fancy cast rocker covers and an Edelbrock chrome pancake filter, had 3,428 miles covered since the 2006/2007 restoration, which the catalog claims included a motor rebuild, so I’m not sure why it needed a refresh with new rings and bearings since. There was no indication of who did the body or motor work, but it was very likely to have been Cropredy Bridge Garage, a leader in the Interceptor world, and it’s also very likely to have cost more than the price paid for the car here. Worth the price paid So, this was around half the price of a comparable restored DBS, which is a little breathless by comparison, and something like a third to a quarter of the price of an AC 428 in similar condition. Although it looked relatively expensive in the Interceptor terms that we have been used to, check the classifieds and you’ll find that deal- ers are asking 50% more for cars of the same caliber. All that boils ile not a ible buy y de- decourtesy ams.) October 2015 65

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1966 DeTomaso Vallelunga If you want a Vallelunga, you have to buy them where and when you can by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1964–68 Number produced: 53 Original list price: Unknown Current SCM Valuation: $100,000– $150,000 Tune-up cost: $475 Distributor cap: $30 Chassis # location: Stamping on frame member right rear corner of engine compartment, data tag in front compartment on bulkhead Engine # location: Intake side of block Club: None Alternatives: 1960 Porsche 356 GTL Abarth, 1964 Matra Djet II, 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia SS SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: xxxxxxxxxxxx T he Vallelunga prototype was styled and constructed by Carrozzeria Fissore. An alloy-bodied spider and a pair of closed coupes were completed in 1963/64. The Vallelunga was assembled around a backbone chassis frame and was powered by a 1.5-liter Ford Kent 4-cylinder engine which performed doubleduty as a stressed chassis member, a practice becoming accepted in competition car construction of the time but rare within road cars. DeTomaso’s long racing experience was also reflected in the design of the Vallelunga’s running gear, which comprised all-independent suspension by wishbones and coil springs, rack-and-pinion steering and fourwheel disc brakes. The production Vallelunga featured striking glass-fiber coupe bodywork styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro with more than a hint of Ferrari 250 LM and Dino 206 combined. Compared with the Fissore-styled cars, there were numerous detail differences, the most obvious concerning access to the engine bay, which was via a glass hatch rather than the hinged clamshell-type rear body section of the prototypes. Although just a humble pushrod power unit, the Ford Kent engine was both robust and immensely tunable, and when installed in the Vallelunga it was fitted with Weber carburetors. Power was transmitted via a Hewland transaxle. Approximately 50 production Vallelungas were made during 1965–66 before DeTomaso moved on to manufacture the Mangusta. About three factory race 66 cars were produced, and possibly three aluminumskinned cars left DeTomaso. The car on offer was sold to its first owner in 1966, probably in France. It then passed to its second owner in 1971 in the Haut-Rhin area (Alsace), where it remained in the same ownership until the owner recently passed away. At that moment, the car was in the process of being repainted, and some of the paint had been stripped when the work stopped. Apart from this, the car is untouched from new and has probably not seen much use since the 1970s. The current owner has told us that the car is running but will need full recommissioning before it can be put to proper use again. An opportunity to acquire a unique and untouched DeTomaso Vallelunga like this will surely not come round again and must not be missed by the serious collector. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 65, sold for $256,942 (€226,480), including buyer’s pre- mium, at the Artcurial Automobiles sur les Champs sale in Paris, France, on June 22, 2015. I wrote not long ago here in these pages a profile of the DeTomaso Mangusta (October 2012, “Etceterini,” p. 42). My comments began with: “The Mangusta is one of those cars that has a reputation. The kind of car you might like to take out for a long, hard ride on fast empty roads, but afterwards you wouldn’t want to drive home to see your parents.” Alejandro DeTomaso’s first production car, the 1965 DeTomaso Vallelunga Lot 484, s/n VL1601D Condition 3 Sold at $24,092 Brooks, London, U.K., 4/8/98 SCM# 2176 1965 DeTomaso Vallelunga Competizione Lot 356, s/n VLD1611 Condition 2 Sold at $164,704 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/27/14 SCM# 244581 1965 DeTomaso Vallelunga Competizione Lot 231, s/n VLD1611 Condition 2 Sold at $99,898 Bonhams, Sydney, Australia, 12/6/09 SCM# 154257 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Artcurial

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compared with an untouched original or an expertly restored example. Why? Because in the other cases, you know what you’re getting — a factory complete car as built and maintained, or one which has had all of its original finishes and systems rebuilt or replaced to factory standards. It has been posited that the remarkable result achieved for this ambi- tious project is due in no small measure to the impressive increase in Mangusta values in the past few years. While awareness of DeTomaso’s pre-Pantera output has certainly grown, and Mangusta values have certainly more than doubled in the past five years, I don’t think this is a case of rising tides lifting all boats. Vallelunga prices have exploded four-fold in the same timeframe. The person who is drawn to a Vallelunga is a different character altogether than Mangusta Man. The appeal here is not of raw power or intimidating road presence. The Vallelunga is a rapier rather than a cudgel. Here, the paint was stripped — that’s good, as the condition of the fiberglass could be assessed. But it goes downhill from there. The door fit appeared to be a bit out of line at the sills on both sides, Vallelunga, isn’t well known enough to have a reputation, but if it were, it would certainly be a more socially acceptable one than its younger sister. While the Mangusta is striking, sexy — even a bit threatening in ap- pearance — the Vallelunga is petite, elegant, simple and beautiful, a wellintegrated shape with lovely small details. It looks like a light, fast sports car, which is exactly what was intended. It’s undeniable that Giugiaro’s design has a certain kinship with another of the most beautiful sports racing cars ever, the Porsche 904, of which it was a contemporary. Both appeared in 1963 and were lightweight, fiberglass-bodied coupes with steel structures. From there they had little in common, mainly due to the fact that the almost agriculturally basic 1.5L Ford Kent engine in the Vallelunga gave away 94 horsepower to the wickedly complex fourcam flat 2L engine of the 904, which also, according to manufacturer specifications, weighed almost 200 pounds less than the 1,500-pound Vallelunga. So it was clear to a competitive type such as DeTomaso that for his next car either the weight had to be reduced even further or the power had to come way up. The successor to the Vallelunga, the Mangusta, is certainly no lightweight, tipping the scales at a portly 2,600 pounds, but the power was tripled by the Ford 302-ci V8 that pumped out 300 horsepower. Busting myths While the Vallelunga may be too unknown to have developed a rep, nonetheless a good number of “accepted facts” have crept into general belief — much like the supposed “dangerous undrivability” of the Mangusta. Here, it’s the thought that the Vallelunga’s chassis was so weak that it couldn’t handle even the fairly anemic grunt of the Kent lump, so it could bend itself into a pretzel if you pressed too hard on the road or track. Also, it is supposedly so loud and buzzy inside that driving it is reminiscent of being at an AC/DC concert inside a steel drum. This is a car that doesn’t have to have tons of excess power — but one that wins the day with a balance of handling and superb visibility. It’s certainly not Lexus tomb-like inside, but anyone who buys a mid-engined 1960s coupe to listen to the radio and balance a quarter on edge on the console is rather missing the point. Of course, the captivating styling also makes it quite appealing. It’s a car I could spend as much time enjoying looking at as driving. That it is truly rare also helps explain its appeal, although it’s also clear that DeTomaso had no intention of it remaining quite so rare and would have loved to have built many more. If you want a Vallelunga, you have to find them where and when you can. A project car Our Paris car was an ambitious project for anyone considering it — and a great example of why “original” is a word that can mean many different things to people. Generally speaking, when a vehicle is sold in the middle of the restoration, a considerable discount is to be expected October 2015 67 and the rear side quarter windows were missing, replaced with strange louvered panels. Just what were they intended to cool? The occupants’ heads? Not only were the windows gone, but so were their frames and open- ing hardware. Inside, the correct original gauges were in place, but the wood grain on the dashboard had been painted over and worse still, the metal shift gate had been crudely cut away. The steering-column cover was missing, as were all traces of floor or console trim. No mention was made in the catalog description of additional parts which came with the lot. Hopefully, the polished-alloy rear grille-surround body trim had only been painted black. Perhaps the biggest challenge to this Vallelunga was the stated ID number. All the Ghia-built fiberglass production cars have four-digit chassis numbers that begin with “VL.” The chassis number as listed in the catalog seems to be the engine number, consistent with the seven-digit IDs of the Kent engine. Efforts made before the sale to find the actual chassis number were unsuccessful, and as of the time of writing the answer is still unknown. Underwater for now — but not forever Speaking with collectors who have long experience with these cars, it was agreed that it would conservatively require $100k to $175k to bring this example back to where it deserves to be. As the best restored Vallelungas have sold for $175k to $225k, it seems as if this buyer might expect this model to appreciate into Mangusta $300k territory. It’s not impossible, but this purchase was hopefully made for emotional rather than financial reasons. The seller did extremely well here — make no mistake. But when you’re after one of 50 of anything, you have to get an example when you can. The buyer succeeded in obtaining something that most of the rest of us still don’t own: a DeTomaso Vallelunga. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.)

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German Profile Column Author 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Depreciation be damned: A time capsule is opened and sets a new high-water mark by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1998–2006 Number produced: 35 Original list price: $1,547,620 Current SCM Valuation: $1.5 million–$2 million Tune-up Cost: $3,000 Chassis # location: VIN tag at windshield, plaque on console Engine # location: Stamped on top of block Club: Mercedes-Benz Club of America Web: www.mbca.org Alternatives: 1994–98 McLaren F1, 1996–99 Porsche GT1, 2002–03 Ferrari Enzo SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 2003 Ferrari Enzo Chassis number: WDB297397Y000008 A legend in its own — relatively short — lifetime, the car offered here is the first example built of the fabulous Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster, an even more-exclusive, limited-edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR coupe with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction, the CLK GTR roadster was the world’s most expensive production car, with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX. Mercedes-Benz’s decision to switch from touring to sports cars had been taken at the end of the 1996 season, leaving precious little time to develop a challenger for the FIA’s new GT Championship. The latter’s regulations stipulated that GT1 category cars had to be production based, and although the racer used the same “CLK” designation as the existing road car, it was in fact all new. Development was entrusted to Mercedes-Benz’s official performance division, AMG. Amazingly, just 128 days after design work had commenced in December 1996, the first Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR took to the track at Jarama in April 1997 for its initial test. Like Porsche’s 911 GT1, the CLK GTR bore a passing resemblance to its road-going namesake — the frontengined CLK saloon — but it was mid-engined and powered by an SL600-based, 6.9-liter V12 producing 600 bhp. Mated to a transverse 6-speed sequential gearbox, the engine formed a stressed member of the chassis, supporting the rear suspension. 68 The monocoque tub itself was constructed of a mixture of carbon fiber and Kevlar. Unsurprisingly, Mercedes-Benz failed to get the road version homologated in time, but was allowed to race anyway, a dispensation that angered its rivals. The CLK GTR first won at the Nürburgring in June 1997, going on to win five more of the 11 rounds to take the GT Championship in its debut year. With a new CLK LM (Le Mans) waiting in the wings, the CLK GTR raced just twice in 1998, winning the GT Championship’s first two rounds at Oschersleben and Silverstone, before being retired from active duty after little more than a season’s racing — but with an impeccable record. During 1998 and 1999, Mercedes-Benz duly com- pleted 25 road-going CLK GTRs. These closely resembled the racing version but developed only 550 bhp and dispensed with the racer’s separate rear wing in favor of a body-integral design. They were also better equipped and kitted out with more creature comforts than the spartan racer. With a headline-grabbing price tag of over $1,000,000, the CLK GTR’s exclusivity was surpassed only by its stupendous performance. In 1999, Daimler Chrysler acquired its longtime col- laborator AMG, renaming it Mercedes AMG GmbH. At the same time, AMG co-founder Hans-Werner Aufrecht set up HWA GmbH in AMG’s hometown of Affalterbach, Germany, to continue the company’s racing activities. HWA’s first car was the ill-fated Mercedes-Benz CLR sports prototype, and since Mercedes-Benz’s withdrawal Lot 45, s/n ZFFCW56A230131882 Condition 2 Sold at $1,485,000 Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214781 2004 Ferrari Enzo Lot 118, s/n ZFFCZ56B000138347 Condition 1- Sold at $1,390,480 RM Auctions, Villa Erba, ITA, 5/25/13 SCM# 216610 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Lot 242, s/n WDB2973971Y000032 Condition 1 Sold at $1,020,034 RM Auctions, London, U.K., 10/28/09 SCM# 152219 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams

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from international sports car racing, HWA has built and runs cars in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series. It was HWA that conceived the idea of using six spare CLK GTR coupe chassis to create the ultimate roadster by the simple expedient of removing the roof and installing two rollover bars and additional strengthening. The roadster improved on the coupe’s specification in other ways too, boasting an engine uprated to 640 bhp (40 horsepower more than the racer) and a Formula One-style, sequential 6-speed transmission controlled by paddles on the steering wheel. One of only six CLK GTR roadsters ever made, this car was owned by Mercedes-Benz and kept in Stuttgart until it was sold to the current owner in 2014. Prior to delivery, the car was fully serviced by the factory (new fluids, belts, seals, gaskets, etc.) and given eight new wheels and tires. Presented in effectively new condition, having covered only 8 kilometers, it is the only one of the six roadsters to be finished in black. Accompanying documentation consists of German registration papers. An almost certainly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Mercedes-Benz models of modern times. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 340, sold for $2,380,209, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale in Chichester, England, on June 26, 2015. When is a car not really a car? One answer might be “when it’s only been driven 8 kilometers in 17 years.” Most of us have owned cars like that at one time or another, but we didn’t pay $2.3 million for them. Snarky jokes aside, this Mercedes CLK GTR sale is a perfect example of high-stakes investment car collecting. You’re not buying this high-zoot car to impress your friends at the next track day. In fact, the new owner would be crazy to put more kilometers onto this museum piece. For one thing, where would you drive it? Both the race track and the public roads offer dangers aplenty, and every kilometer logged on the odo at this point is going to carry a potentially high price tag. Freezer burn? This CLK GTR may have been preserved as a time capsule in the from inte from inte ional sports car racing, HWA has built and runs cars in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series. It was HWA that con- ceived the idea of using six spare CLK GTR coupe chassis to cr international sports car racing, HWA has built and runs cars in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series. It was HWA that con- ceived the idea of using six spare CLK GTR coupe chassis to create the ultimate roadster by the simple expedient of removing the roof and in- stalling two rollover bars and additional strengthening. The roadster im- proved on the coupe’s specification in other ways too, boasting an engine uprated to 640 bhp (40 horsepower more than the racer) and a Formula One-style, sequential 6-speed transmission controlled by paddles on the steering wheel. One of only six CLK GTR roadsters ever made, this car was owned by Mercedes-Benz and kept in Stuttgart until it was sold to the current owner in 2014. Prior to delivery, the car was fully serviced by the fac- tory (new fluids, belts, seals, gaskets, etc.) and given eight new wheels and tires. Presented in effectively new condition, having covered only 8 kilometers, it is the only one of the six roadsters to be finished in black. Accompanying documentation consists of German registration papers. An almost certainly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Mercedes-Benz models of modern times. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 340, sold for $2,380,209, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale in Chichester, England, on June 26, 2015. When is a car not really a car? One answer might be “when it’s only been driven 8 kilometers in 17 years.” Most of us have owned cars like that at one time or another, but we didn’t pay $2.3 million for them. Snarky jokes aside, this Mercedes CLK GTR sale is a perfect example of high-stakes investment car collecting. You’re not buying this high-zoot car to impress your friends at the next track day. In fact, the new owner would be crazy to put more kilometers onto this museum piece. For one thing, where would you drive it? Both the race track and the public roads offer dangers aplenty, and every kilometer logged on the odo at this point is going to carry a potentially high price tag. Freezer burn? This CLK GTR may have been preserved as a time capsule in the Let’s Let’s take a look at what the new owner just bought. Without repeat- ing the auction house backgrounder too much, Mercedes built just 35 of these cars to homologate its racing program. The street version of the CLK GTR was equipped with a 6.9-liter V12 not found in the racing models, with output rated at something over 600 horsepower. Two of the road cars were gifted with a 7.3-liter V12 rated up to 655 horsepower. Power was delivered to the rear wheels through a 6-speed sequential paddle-shifted gearbox. The rest of the car is similarly state-of-the-art for a late-1990s exotic, with carbon-fiber everything plus some Kevlar and aluminum in the monocoque chassis. You also get a commensurate set of huge brakes and a race-ready suspension with traction control. That’s all pretty cool stuff — if you could actually drive it without spoiling the value. Ready to appreciate Most of the 35 road-going examples of the CLK GTR were sold at the record-breaking sticker price of $1,547,620 soon after they were made. The model was marketed to the hyper-rich as a street-legal Le Mans racing car. The Sultan of Brunei bought one each of the coupe and the roadster, and had them built with right-hand drive — the only two examples so equipped. After the initial sale, every one of these cars disappeared into a collection, where they have mostly stayed. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows one appearance at auction in 2003 (SCM# 230902), and that car failed to meet reserve at a bid of $1.3 million. In 2009, the sultan sold both his cars in London through RM Auctions. The coupe sold for $824,609 and the roadster sold for $973,834 (SCM February 2010, “Race Profile” p. 46). Those prices could not have encouraged this year’s buyer, but this purchase is only marginally comparable to any prior sale because of the perfectly preserved nature of this example. For investment purposes, this is still a new car — and it is likely to remain so. Conventional wisdom is that collectible cars reach their lowest value at 15 to 20 years of age. If so, there’s nothing but upside in this car’s future. What’s German for “Enzo”? ould be to the nearly contem- he automaker’s experience in top-tier race-track technoly of the Enzo also points to h this sort of pedigree. So, when is a car not really a car? Maybe the best answer is “when it’s an ultrarare supercar.” In the case f this Mercedes-Benz CLK R, it might also be when a r is the smartest buy of the ar. ♦ (Introductory rtesy of Bonhams.) om international sports car racing, HWA has built and runs cars in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series. It was HWA that con- ceived the idea of using six spare CLK GTR coupe chassis to create the ultimate roadster by the simple expedient of removing the roof and in- stalling two rollover bars and additional strengthening. The roadster im- proved on the coupe’s specification in other ways too, boasting an engine uprated to 640 bhp (40 horsepower more than the racer) and a Formula One-style, sequential 6-speed transmission controlled by paddles on the steering wheel. One of only six CLK GTR roadsters ever made, this car was owned by Mercedes-Benz and kept in Stuttgart until it was sold to the current owner in 2014. Prior to delivery, the car was fully serviced by the fac- tory (new fluids, belts, seals, gaskets, etc.) and given eight new wheels and tires. Presented in effectively new condition, having covered only 8 kilometers, it is the only one of the six roadsters to be finished in black. Accompanying documentation consists of German registration papers. An almost certainly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Mercedes-Benz models of modern times. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 340, sold for $2,380,209, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale in Chichester, England, on June 26, 2015. When is a car not really a car? One answer might be “when it’s only been driven 8 kilometers in 17 years.” Most of us have owned cars like that at one time or another, but we didn’t pay $2.3 million for them. Snarky jokes aside, this Mercedes CLK GTR sale is a perfect example of high-stakes investment car collecting. You’re not buying this high-zoot car to impress your friends at the next track day. In fact, the new owner would be crazy to put more kilometers onto this museum piece. For one thing, where would you drive it? Both the race track and the public roads offer dangers aplenty, and every kilometer logged on the odo at this point is going to carry a potentially high price tag. Freezer burn? This CLK GTR may have been preserved as a time capsule in the Let’s take a look at what the new owner just bought. Without repeat- ing the auction house backgrounder too much, Mercedes built just 35 of these cars to homologate its racing program. The street version of the CLK GTR was equipped with a 6.9-liter V12 not found in the racing models, with output rated at something over 600 horsepower. Two of the road cars were gifted with a 7.3-liter V12 rated up to 655 horsepower. Power was delivered to the rear wheels through a 6-speed sequential paddle-shifted gearbox. The rest of the car is similarly state-of-the-art for a late-1990s exotic, with carbon-fiber everything plus some Kevlar and aluminum in the monocoque chassis. You also get a commensurate set of huge brakes and a race-ready suspension with traction control. That’s all pretty cool stuff — if you could actually drive it without spoiling the value. Ready to appreciate Most of the 35 road-going examples of the CLK GTR were sold at the record-breaking sticker price of $1,547,620 soon after they were made. The model was marketed to the hyper-rich as a street-legal Le Mans racing car. The Sultan of Brunei bought one each of the coupe and the roadster, and had them built with right-hand drive — the only two examples so equipped. After the initial sale, every one of these cars disappeared into a collection, where they have mostly stayed. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows one appearance at auction in 2003 (SCM# 230902), and that car failed to meet reserve at a bid of $1.3 million. In 2009, the sultan sold both his cars in London through RM Auctions. The coupe sold for $824,609 and the roadster sold for $973,834 (SCM February 2010, “Race Profile” p. 46). Those prices could not have encouraged this year’s buyer, but this purchase is only marginally comparable to any prior sale because of the perfectly preserved nature of this example. For investment purposes, this is still a new car — and it is likely to remain so. Conventional wisdom is that collectible cars reach their lowest value at 15 to 20 years of age. If so, there’s nothing but upside in this car’s future. What’s German for “Enzo”? ould be to the nearly contem- he automaker’s experience in top-tier race-track technol- y of the Enzo also points to h this sort of pedigree. So, when is a car not really a car? Maybe the best an- swer is “when it’s an ultra- rare supercar.” In the case f this Mercedes-Benz CLK R, it might also be when a r is the smartest buy of the ar. ♦ (Introductory rtesy of Bonhams.) 69 69 description

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American Profile 1933 Cadillac Series 355 Roadster Some say we aspire to the cars of our youth, but that would place the buyers of a 1930s Full Classic well past the century mark by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1933 Number produced: Three Original list price: $2,795 Current SCM Valuation: $70,000– $135,000 Tune-up cost: $300 Distributor cap: $75 Engine # location: Right side of crankcase near water inlet Club: Classic Car Club of America More: classiccarclub.org Alternatives: 1933 Packard Roadster, 1933 Pierce-Arrow Roadster, 1936 Cord 810 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: 3000409 355 Cadillac Roadster is number two of only three V8 roadsters produced — and the only one in existence today. It presents in the present day just as it did from the factory back in 1933. It still retains all of its original body and fenders, and also is a nicely optioned car with genuine Cadillac accessories including dual Pilot Ray lights, side-mounted spares with factory covers, sidemount mirrors, dual windshield mirrors, luggage rack, a wonderful Sparton Chime Bugle horn, rumble seat, two-tone paint, flying stork hood ornament, and stainless-steel wire wheels. This fabulous car is no stranger to the winner’s O circle, having won awards from the Classic Car Club of America, the Antique Automobile Club of America and a prestigious award from the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance for the best Cadillac. In 1989, this Cadillac roadster was treated to new paint, interior, a new top and a complete mechanical refreshing in order to maintain the elegant silence of its precision-built and whisperquiet V8 engine. In the present day, it is a perfectrunning car that also looks as good as it runs. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 132, sold for $324,500, including buyer’s premium, at the Dragone Greenwich Car Event Weekend Auction held 70 Sports Car Market ffered here to the discriminating collector of fine luxury cars is a Cadillac that has splendor, luxury, and rarity all in the same package. In fact, this 1933 Series in Westport, CT, on May 30, 2015. The 1930s ushered in the “Golden Age” of the American automobile, as the manufacturers that catered to the upper crust refined their prestigious offerings. Gone was the boxy, ungainly styling of the ’20s, as coachbuilders and manufacturers offered bold motorcars with flowing, elegant lines, and engineers developed smooth and powerful motors that provided their clients with a luxurious motoring experience. Cadillac stunned the automotive industry when, at the New York Auto Show on January 4, 1930, they introduced the revolutionary V16 engine that had been developed in relative secrecy. It was an astonishing success, with 2,886 cars sold in the initial year of produc- 1929 Cadillac 341B roadster Lot 3105, s/n 232782 Condition 1Sold at $132,000 Auctions America, Burbank, CA, 8/1/14 SCM# 244650 1931 Cadillac Series 355A roadster Lot 785, s/n 805320 Condition 2 Sold at $132,000 Auctions America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/14/14 SCM# 239276 1931 Cadillac 355 roadster Lot 472, s/n 65 Condition 3 Sold at $81,950 Leake, Tulsa, OK, 6/9/13 SCM# 225678 Alex Dragone

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tion. Later, in October, they were firmly positioned as the leader of the luxury motorcar market with the introduction of the V12, which was a truncated version of the V16. The end of the massive engines The country was, however, sinking further into the dark cloud of the Great Depression, and those who were fortunate enough to escape its dire financial consequences were reluctant to flaunt their good fortune by driving a custom motorcar that cost 15 times as much as a basic Chevrolet. The respected names of Marmon, Stutz, Duesenberg and Pierce- Arrow among others were able to hold on for a few more years, but the end was near and inevitable. Cadillac would have most likely joined them — if not for the General Motors financial umbrella and the golden halo that the prestigious marque cast over GM’s other product offerings. The initial success of Cadillac’s V16 and V12 custom motorcars was, however, short lived. In 1933, Cadillac planned on producing 400 V16s, but only 126 left dealer showrooms. While the custom, big-engined cars may have brought clients to the showroom, it was the bread-and-butter Cadillac V8 they drove home. V8 cars hit hard — but motored on Sales for the V8 also took a big hit during the economic malaise blanketing the country. In 1930, 11,005 V8 Cadillacs were sold, but in 1933 only 2,100 found new owners. Cadillac offered a wide range of V8 offerings on both 134-inch and 140-inch wheelbases, and Fisher offered 10 body styles while Fleetwood offered 17. Both body builders were part of General Motors. The stylish, Fisher-bodied rumble-seat V8 roadster was priced at $2,795, well above the $445 starting price of a Chevrolet but also well below the $7,000–$8,000 price tag of a custom V16. Cadillac V8 cars featured the wind-splitting V-shaped grille and were identified with three bars in the center of the bumper. The headlights and parking lights were oblong, and the grille could be finished with chrome or painted body color. The cars were fitted with chrome wire wheels, but they could also be ordered with full discs to avoid the chore of cleaning the spokes. They were attractive, stylish automobiles indeed. The sole survivor Our subject Cadillac Series 355 roadster sold by Dragone at their Greenwich event was one of only three produced and the only remaining example. It wore an older — but well-maintained — restoration, was a number of years away from being thought of as fresh, and could not be rated much higher than “3.” Its sale, at a price that a few years ago would have bought an open V16, is a reflection on the strength of the Full Classic market. Some say we aspire to the cars of our youth, but that would place the buyers of a 1930s Full Classic well past the century mark, so I have to question that logic. Instead, I believe it’s more accurate to state that today’s buyers are appreciating the elegance and drivability of the earlier cars, and as more avenues open for their use, their values continues to escalate. That said, the price paid here for a Cadillac V8 a bit past its prime may just fall under the old axiom: “You didn’t pay too much, you just bought too soon.” ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Dragone Auctions.)

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Race Car Profile 1925 Bugatti Type 13 Brescia Many people think that the Type 35 is the car that made Bugatti famous, but in reality, the Brescia created the mystique by Thor Thorson Details Years produced: Type 13, 1910–25; Type 13 twin magneto, 1923–25 Number produced: Type 13, 22 and 23, about 2,000; Type 13 twin magneto, 80 Chassis # location: Stamped on the engine mount casting Engine # location: Engine mount behind exhaust Club: American Bugatti Club More: www.americanbugatticlub.org Alternatives: 1925 Alfa Romeo RL, 1924 Mercedes 6/25/40, 1924 Austin 7 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 2628 T he first 16-valve Bugatti cars were built from 1920 to 1923. Among these cars, a few rare racing models stand out. The Bugatti sales ledgers provide us with information on approximately 22 twin-magneto Type 13s, and seven single-magneto cars in 1923. In 1924, only 19 Type 13 twin-magneto models were built, and 40 or so were built in 1925. Out of a total production of 80 Type 13 twin-magneto cars, no more than 10 survive today. Among the cars delivered in Paris was a small series of nine cars, consigned to the dealership at the beginning of 1925, followed by three cars in July and finally four of the last Type 13 twin-magneto models in August/September. Chassis number 2628 was part of this final series. It was delivered to the Parisian dealership on August 26, 1925. The Bugatti was delivered as a chassis in Paris, to be fitted with bodywork in the workshop of Maron, Pot et Cie in Levallois-Perret. In 1931, the little Type 13 Sport that we are present- ing for sale left the capital to discover and settle in Burgundy. On June 23, 1931, it became the property of Lucien Meriel. He kept the car for six years and sold it on April 22, 1937, to a gentleman named Jean Barolet. No doubt hidden by Barolet from the covetous eyes of the enemy during World War II, the little Bugatti showed up again at the very beginning of the 1950s — in the hands of Jean Terrillon, an enthusiast in Burgundy. After Jean Terrillon’s death in 1972, the family kept the Type 13. As they recollect, it had been serviced at the Bugatti Works in 1966. When the work was complete, Jean Terrillon’s son Bernard set off for Burgundy at the wheel of the Brescia. 72 An inspection of the car takes us back to that day in 1966 when it was put away in the garage of the abbey in Oigny, after its service at the Works, and gradually forgotten. There can be no doubt that this is the last Type 13 twin-magneto to be found in Bugatti circles. Preserved intact, with no changes to its original state other than its wings from the 1930s, it is a perfect example of one of the first Bugatti Sport models, developed directly from racing. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 17, sold for $946,627, including buyer’s premium, at the Artcurial auction in Paris, France, on June 22, 2015. Don’t be fooled. Yeah, it looks like a funny little toy, and with a six-foot-six-inch wheelbase and 45-inch track, it could fit inside an original Mini Minor, but the Type 13 Brescia Bugattis are easily among the greatest cars of the 1920s and arguably of all time. Strong words, I know, so let’s take a close look at this car. From a genius Born in Milan in 1881, the son of an artist and blessed with prodigious natural engineering talent, Ettore Bugatti was uniquely placed to be a part of the origins of the automobile. By the age of 16, he was working for a company that built tricycles, and at 18 entered his first race driving one of their tricycles that he had bought and modified to carry two engines. Although working without formal education, Bugatti was immediately successful. From the beginning he was committed to the idea that very small, light cars with modest horsepower were, at 1920 Bugatti Type 13 Lot 108, s/n 981 Condition 3 Sold at $379,500 Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209449 1925 Bugatti Type 23 Lot 318, s/n 2519 Condition 3 Sold at $746,532 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 6/27/14 SCM# 244685 1920 Bugatti Type 23 Lot 108, s/n 981 Condition 3 Not sold at $458,277 RM Auctions, London, U.K., 9/8/14 SCM# 245368 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Artcurial

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least for racing, far better than large, heavy ones. In 1906, having designed a number of cars up to 50 hp, Bugatti set up on his own as a consulting engineer. He was living in Cologne and working primarily for the Deutz company. By this time, a clearly defined category of car, called “voiturette” (French “voiture” for automobile, “ette” for diminutive, so literally “little car”), with displacement under 1,500 cc had been established for racing and driving. While designing larger-displacement cars for Deutz, Bugatti set about designing and building a voiturette for himself, literally in his cellar. His love of horses had introduced him to the concept of Pur Sang (pure blood, thoroughbred) and he expressed it with his new car. It used a 1,200-cc, 4-cylinder engine with an overhead camshaft and eight valves set into a truly tiny chassis with 4-speed transmission and shaft drive. It was completed in 1909. The birth of the Type 13 In late 1909, Bugatti broke his ties with Deutz and set up his own fac- tory at Molsheim. The first cars produced were the Type 13, a production version of the car he built in Cologne. They were immediately successful, with five built in 1910 and 75 in 1911. The defining characteristic of the Type 13 — and of all subsequent Bugattis — was extremely high quality. While most small-car manufacturers of the time built cheap cars for people who couldn’t afford more, Bugatti built superbly designed and constructed tiny cars for people who could afford what they wanted but chose light and nimble. The 8-valve Type 13 was where the Bugatti mystique began to take form. When World War I came along, Bugatti shut down the operation and moved to Paris, where he designed aircraft engines for the duration. When peace returned, Bugatti resumed building cars. The Type 13 de- sign was upgraded with a little more displacement, a ball-bearing crankshaft, and four valves per cylinder. Nominally rated at 30 horsepower at 2,700 rpm, the new engine proved easily able to rev to 5,000 and beyond, so the real power was closer to 55 horsepower. In a car that weighed barely over 1,000 pounds with fuel and driver, this made for a formidable package, and the Type 13 — along with longer-wheelbase variants (Type 22 and 23) that allowed for more passengers, some luggage, and gentler road manners — continued until 1926. In 1921, Bugatti Type 13s took the top four places in the Italian Grand Prix at Brescia, and as a result, they became known as Brescia Bugattis. Technically, only the short-chassis Type 13 cars are proper Brescias. The longer Type 22 and Type 23 are called Brescia Modifiė. Great then and great now The essential — even defining — characteristic of what are considered great cars is that they manage to retain their greatness over the years. Age does not tarnish the things that made them extraordinary. Many people think that the Type 35 is the car that made Bugatti fa- mous, but in reality, the Brescia created the mystique. I know a number of people who own or have owned Brescias, and each owner is almost obsessed with how much fun they are. October 2015 73 The engine is a delight, with amazing torque for its size and an eager willingness to do whatever is asked of it. The transmission is direct and easy to shift. With so little weight and skinny tires, the steering and handling are light and nimble (if a bit nervous on the short-wheelbase cars) to an extent unheard of in the bigger cars of the time. Although tiny, the Type 13 is an amazingly good road car. In the U.K., William I’Anson and his father drive his on long rallies and events and love every minute of it. Because they are so small, the Brescia Bugattis will never carry the value of the larger, newer ones, but they are still extremely desirable because they tick all the boxes so well. The problem, as is always the case in cars this old, is finding really good ones. In the years before and after the Great War, Bugatti produced roughly 2,000 Type 13, 22 and 23 cars, the largest production of any Bugatti, but the experts tell me that there are maybe seven really original and honest Type 13s left. Aside from the fenders (which are ugly, not original, not required and easily removed), our subject car is as good as it gets: It is one of the last produced (including front brakes!), original everything, known provenance, well maintained in its day and basically untouched since. As such, it commanded a substantial premium over “ordinary” Type 13s. A top car brings top money Though these cars seldom show up in auctions, there is a well-estab- lished private market among Bugatti specialists, and it shows quite a range of values depending on how good the car is. A rebodied car on a shortened chassis — but with original mechani- cal bits — is worth around $400,000, while an original restored Brescia Modifiė (longer chassis) will bring about $650,000. A restored-but-excellent 1920s Type 13 will run about $750,000. From there to our subject car is quite a jump, but this one was the best — quite possibly the last truly unmessed-with, preservation-class Brescia Bugatti in the world. Whoever wanted it was going to have to step up, and somebody did. I would say bravely but fairly purchased. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Artcurial.)

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Next Gen Profile 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster The Diablo is as timeless as the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal and as cool now as it was then by Pierre Hedary Details Years produced: 1990–2001 Number produced: 2,884 (all variants) Original list price: $286,300 (1999 VT) Current SCM Valuation: $65,000– $135,000 Tune-up cost: $4,000 (15,000-mile service, without clutch replacement) Distributor cap: N/A (uses coil packs) Chassis # location: Rear right section of engine bay below airbox Engine # location: Between both cylinder heads towards rear of block Club: Lamborghini club of America Web: www.lamborghiniclubamerica.net Alternatives: 1995–2001 Ferrari F50, 1991–95 Cizeta-Moroder V16T (the original Diablo), 1992–95 Bugatti EB110 SCM Investment Grade: D Comps 1998 Lamborghini Diablo VT Lot 731, s/n ZA9RU31B6WLA12036 Condition 2Sold at $113,000 Chassis number: ZA9DU01B11LA12589 T his 1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT roadster is exceptionally rare by virtue of its special-order Titanium Silver Metallic paint, which is matched with a black leather interior with gray piping and accent stitching. Sparingly driven and showing just 30,188 miles, it features the visually stunning midmounted V12, 5-speed manual transmission, hydraulic front lift system for ramp clearance, an aftermarket exhaust system, aftermarket stereo head unit with sixdisc CD player with remotes, and on-board navigation. The Diablo’s polished alloy wheels, which closely recall the Countach’s, are shod with newer BF Goodrich radial tires and are slowed by cross-drilled and vented disc brakes with Rosso Vik painted calipers. The car is fresh from a $12,500 major service and now features front-end clear-bra protection including leading edge surfaces. The owner’s manual, tools, remotes and a car cover are included. From the Roy Cats Lamborghini Collection. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 189, sold for $183,600, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s Seattle, WA, auction on June 6, 2015. My friends and I are a lot more pragmatic than our 74 parents were. We eschew aged steaks for quinoa salad, outside of work we wear vintage clothes, we like small houses, and we prefer diesels and hybrids to gasguzzling SUVs and sports cars. We are more concerned about global climate change than we are about the temperature of our wine cellar. Our ideal transportation might be a Volvo 240DL or a Volkswagen Jetta TDI. What once was boring and staid is now hip. Transportation that young, hip people used to aspire to — such as the Ferrari F50, Porsche 911 Turbo and, without fail, the Lamborghini Diablo — are of minimal interest to your average 30-year-old. But there’s always that one percent…. Let’s play a guessing game Think of the coolest car from the 1960s (it’s really tiny, air-cooled and German), the best car from the 1980s (it was Motor Trend’s Foreign Car of the Year in 1981 — think “Chrysler” and “K”) or the most iconic, outrageous car of the 1990s. Younger collectors grew up with Matchbox cars in the ’90s, and in nearly every giant bonus pack of tiny cars, there was a white, black or red Lamborghini Diablo. What 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Lot 111, s/n 12864 Condition 2+ Sold at $113,393 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/20/11 SCM# 177952 Sports Car Market Barrett-Jackson, Palm Beach, FL, 4/5/13 SCM# 216050 1996 Lamborghini Diablo VT Lot 350, s/n ZA9RU37P9TLA12546 Condition 2 Sold at $109,250 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/13 SCM# 215089 Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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a great way to indoctrinate small children with a subconscious desire for a car that will have long been out of production by the time they can afford it. Due in part to this subtle marketing initiative, we can say that the Diablo is the most iconic car of the 1990s — and icons never go out of style or become valueless. If I were wrong, some lucky thrift-store-roving hipster in Los Angeles would be wearing Steve McQueen’s jacket. Two different flavors of Diablo, one complex V12 While the Diablo was pretty much the same from 1990 to 1999, in 2000 Audi upgraded the entire car, most importantly with a faster 6-liter V12. These late 6-liter cars always sell for $50,000 to $100,000 more than a 5.7-liter version. A 5.7-liter car is valued somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000 today. Our subject car’s sale price of $183,600 is strong, and looking at it in detail only reinforces this finding. Our subject car had a whopping 30,000 miles on it. Keep in mind, the Lambo V12 engine was designed back in the early 1960s with an expected life of 35,000 miles between rebuilds. While materials have improved over time, I examined a normal-use 5.7-liter Lamborghini V12 on the operating table of my machinist’s workshop, and at 10,000 miles, valve guides and cylinder liners were in need of attention. Each engine was hand-built, many parts were sand-cast alloys, and the whole unit was under a massive amount of stress. If, at 30,000 miles, this motor has not been gone through, things are about to get expensive. Does this make it a bad car? No, but I encourage anyone who is buying a high-mileage exotic to scrutinize its service history before purchasing it. Given the quality of specimens from Mr. Cats’ collection, I would say it’s possible all the major engine needs have been fulfilled (although $12,500 won’t even buy you a clutch replacement on a Diablo). Otherwise, the Diablo is an artisan machine with a hand-built frame and an outlandish exterior. Young buyers and old supercars I have no idea who bought this car, but that leaves room to continue our guessing game. First off, if I wanted a cool supercar but didn’t have the money for a new Lambo, I would consider a car like this. Yes, at less than 20 years old, it is still a used car, and when a new example is out of reach, you go for a used one, right? The only flaw in this theory is that the Murciélago, which is newer, can be had for similar money, and there are cheaper Diablos for sale. My second theory has to do with a potential Millennial or Gen X purchaser who grew up playing with a toy Diablo or Countach, and quietly resolved to buy one when he or she “arrived.” The truth about Millennials and collectible cars is that tastes are individual and diverse. We don’t subscribe readily to the mass-hysteria markets that are making air-cooled Porsches and Enzo-era Ferraris investments first and pleasure objects second. We just buy what we like. Or how about this: Let’s imagine our buyer is a successful 30-year- old who has won the start-up lottery and wishes to reward himself. Supercars haven’t changed much, and there is almost nowhere on a public road to use them at their limit. It’s possible that the buyer purchased this car to get 200-mph per- formance — while avoiding the depreciation of a new Aventador. He or she might even break even when selling it. In addition, many of the new supercars (and there are so many of them) are not that recognizable or distinctive. Because the Diablo is an icon, everyone who cares about this sort of thing knows what it is. While our parents often pursue the newest and best, we always look for a practical deal. The Diablo is as timeless as the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal (another unforgettable 1990s icon) and as cool now as it was then. Well sold, but wisely bought for the 10-year depreciation curve of a new Lamborghini. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Mecum.) October 2015 75

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Market Reports Overview Icons of Every Age A “Living Daylights”-era Aston Martin V8 rises to $481k, and a pre-007 Works racer makes 10 times that amount Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1935 Aston Martin Ulster roadster, $4,581,922—Bonhams, p. 82 2. 1961 Porsche RS 61 racer, $2,996,688—Bonhams, p. 88 3. 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V convertible, $1,517,137— Bonhams, p. 82 4. 2004 Ferrari Enzo coupe, $1,411,455—Bonhams, p. 90 5. 1991 Ferrari F40 coupe, $1,149,475—Artcurial, p. 103 6. 1970 Porsche 911S/T racer, $1,027,766—Artcurial, p. 96 7. 1925 Bugatti Type 13 roadster, $946,627—Artcurial, p. 94 8. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $847,817—Bonhams, p. 82 9. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe, $837,000— Mecum, Indy, p. 142 10. 1964 Porsche 356C Carrera 2 GS Coupe, $676,162—Artcurial, p. 96 Best Buys 1973 Porsche 911S 2.4 coupe, $231,337—Bonhams, p. 88 78 By Tony Piff A 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Mille Miglia Works racer sold for $4.6m at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed auction and was the most expensive car in this issue. Bonhams sold 72 of 87 cars (83%) for $27.2m total at Goodwood. Artcurial secured $1.1m for a 1991 Ferrari F40 in Paris. Out of 70 consignments, 57 went home to new owners (81%), and sales totaled nearly $13m overall. At Leake Tulsa, a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T and a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL tied for top honors when each sold for $165k. Total sales came to $11.6m, and 513 cars sold out of 689 offered (74%). A 2010 Porsche GT2 RS raced to the top at Silverstone Northamptonshire, selling for $440k and pushing totals to $5.3m. Of 78 cars offered, 64 hammered sold (82%). At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Motostalgia made $4.3m total, and 65 cars sold out of 106 (61%). A 1932 Cadillac 370B V12 Convertible Victoria came out on top at $308k. Tony’s Market Moment: Just five years ago, Countaches, 308s and Testarossas were considered “production” exotics, expensive to maintain and unlikely ever to transcend their entry-level club driver status. In the time since, that thinking has been turned on its ear, as all three models have more or less doubled in value. At the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, Bonhams sold a pristine 1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante for $481k — far and away the most expensive Vantage Volante Bonhams presented this 1988 Aston Martin V8 Volante, which sold for $481,452 at their Goodwood auction Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Mecum Indianapolis, IN May 12–17, 2015 Northamptonshire, U.K. May 23, 2015 Indianapolis, IN June 12, 2015 Couer d’Alene, ID June 20, 2015 Chichester, U.K. June 26, 2015 June 22, 2015 Bonhams $0 $10m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition Artcurial Paris, FRA Silver June 5–7, 2015 Motostalgia Tulsa, OK Leake Silverstone May 6–7, 2015 Mecum Seattle, WA $9.7m $41m $5.3m $11.6m $4.3m $567k $13m $20m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts ever sold at auction. Does this mean the best VVs will soon break the half-million mark? What late-model sports car will this new generation of collectors reach for next, wallets wide open? Predicting the future is risky, but you know what they say about a rising tide… ♦ $27.2m $30m $40m 1958 Jaguar XK 150 coupe, $87,976—Silverstone, p. 116 1948 MG TC roadster, $28,050— Leake, p. 108 1969 Lancia Flavia 2000 coupe, $19,003—Silverstone, p. 122 1962 Sunbeam Alpine convertible, $18,360—Mecum, Seattle, p. 138 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Festival of Speed Sir Stirling Moss bought the Porsche RS 61 five years ago for $1.7m and sold it here for nearly $3m Company Bonhams Date June 26, 2015 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 72/87 Sales rate 83% Sales total $27,214,721 High sale 1935 Aston Martin Ulster Works, sold at $4,581,922 Buyer’s premium Sir Stirling Moss owned this 1961 Porsche RS 61 racer, sold at $2,996,688 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics H e’s done well in property over the years, but Sir Stirling Moss showed possibly his best investment yet at Bonhams’ most recent Festival of Speed sale: $3m for a Porsche RS 61 he bought five years ago for $1.7m — and it was the car that prompted his retirement from racing. The Porsche spun Moss out at Laguna Bonhams took a very pleasing top dollar on the splendid Aston Martin Ulster racer, even though its early history had several DNFs including the ’35 Le Mans, where it crashed and had to be rebuilt with a new chassis and front axle. But here it was beautifully presented, attracting a $1.6m-over-estimate $4.6m. Elsewhere in the room, four cars that had been recovered as a result of crime were Chichester, U.K. Seca shortly after purchase in 2010 when the transmission seized. The subsequent rebuild uncovered some nasties and turned into quite a restoration back to its proper form. That must have eaten into the profit margin a tad, but our national treasure still came out on top — which is the ideal of old-car investing, after all. being sold off to benefit the public purse. One of them was a crashed and repaired 2004 Ferrari Enzo that made an above-estimate $1.4m. The total funneled into British coffers was $1.9m. Topping that Enzo was another modern supercar, the 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster, whose price this month appears to be just shy of $2.4m. Small collections included two cars Sales Totals 1935 Aston Martin Ulster roadster, sold at $4,581,922 80 owned from new by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman. Both the Citröen SM and the Mercedes-Benz 250S were in tidy refurbed condition rather than concours, but both doubled their notional market values, no doubt due to collectors wanting to sit on those same seats where the author, photographer, cricketer and metal-detector enthusiast had once entertained young ladies. The SM in particular had a storied life, having been pressed into service all over the south of France where it was delivered and where Wyman and fellow Stone Keith Richards lived at the time, plus trips to Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Not quite an ex-Rod Stewart Miura with stiletto rips in the headlining, but a cool piece of rockmobilia all the same. ♦ $60m $40m $50m $30m $20m $10m $0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 15% on the first $78,633, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.64)

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #346-1923 ASTON MARTIN 1½-LITER roadster. S/N 1920. Green/red leather. RHD. Oldest known surviving production Aston Martin, restored by Ecurie Bertelli in 2003. On at least its third body, but very nicely done, very clean, beautifully burnished copper exhaust. “Much” of original engine remains, Seam-welded chassis, rack-and-pinion steering, fat wheels and tires, big brakes, bit of negative camber on the front. Grille built into body and hood shortened, widened rear fend- leather. RHD. Odo: 93,818 miles. Perfect older (2005, in New Zealand) resto of Alpine Rally class-winning XK, door fit very good, almost unused leather. Exhausts exit from rear quarter. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $574,804. Previously sold by Christie’s in 1983 for $39k (SCM# 4518). Sold again at a Brooks auction in London in 1992, to New Zealand in 1994. Competition provenance adds value to any XK, but this did well, going £80k ($125k) over the top estimate. TOP 10 No. 3 though currently a replacement with new guts is fitted, following a big blow-up in 1987. Newish leather. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $292,985. Twelfth car the company built, just scraping over the £175k ($275k) lower estimate. No good for racing, so a life of concours probably awaits. TOP 10 No. 1 #323-1935 ASTON MARTIN ULSTER roadster. S/N LM19. Eng. # LM19. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 21,644 miles. Works car LM19 with massive history, originally one of four built for the 1935 Le Mans. Excellent and shiny restored condition, just a little road rash to rear mudguards and slightly discolored nickel plating on exhaust. Replacement motor but original ers. Motor now a 3.8 driving through a 5-speed. Weirdest feature is the unusual shortdoor conversion—and the drilled handbrake lever is a bit unnecessary. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $233,276. Much nicer than the nasty ralliedup XK 140 drophead coupe later in the sale (Lot 377, $127k), but still a bit “why?”—and must have cost more to build than it sold for. As ever, modified cars never get their money back. #317-1953 JAGUAR C-TYPE replica racer. S/N S817782. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 1,080 miles. Well-done replica copied from two real C-types, using a 1956 LHD XK 140 3.4-liter DHC sourced from the U.S. as an identity donor. Historic Technical Passport confirms it’s the right dimensions and spec. Sand-cast two-inch SUs, Moto-Lita steering wheel. With race kit including removable roll hoop. Showing its age in a couple of places, Original refurbed Radiomobile. With hard top and now with a/c. Motor now in Vantage spec. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,517,137. Sold right compared with the two that Bonhams sold in May at Newport Pagnell: $1.2m for a slightly modified Series IV (SCM# 265323) and $2.3m for a slightly less nice Series IV Vantage with celeb ownership (SCM# 265328). included in lot. Last scrutineering sticker dates from August 2013. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $4,581,922. Sadly, it didn’t finish that ’35 Le Mans, as it crashed and had to be rebuilt with a new chassis and front axle, did not figure in the results at the Ards TT after oil-pipe trouble, and failed to finish the ’36 Mille Miglia when the motor stopped. Later historic racing history was more successful. Its sisters all reside in important car collections (Nick Mason has at least two), so this was always going to go places. Sold about £1m ($1.6m) past what was expected, a new record for a pre-war Aston, finally going to a European bidder. #363-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 SE coupe. S/N S680125. Eng. # W61718S. Blue/green leather. Odo: 847 miles. “May Special,” restored and massively upgraded by John May. 82 but body straight and paint good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $266,565. Yes, a new Proteus C is around £75k ($120k), but this is a much closer replica than that pastiche—and you can race it in historics. Not quite as nice but looks a much better value than the superb copy that Bonhams sold at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting for $385k in March (SCM# 264458). #345-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N S661165. Eng. # F21118S. White/maroon #311-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51775R. Silver/red leather. RHD. Odo: 68,800 miles. Good throughout, retrimmed with new carpets in mid-’90s. Sage green from the factory, current silver color pre-dates last change of ownership in 1971. Otherwise kept to original spec with extensive renovations in early 2000s, and a little above driver-quality. Nice leather just taking on a bit of character, decent dash and TOP 10 No. 8 #379-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series V convertible. S/N DB4C1068R. Eng. # 3701176. Metallic blue/ beige cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 24,760 miles. Said to be one of 70. Extensively restored, dead-straight, new leather, paint and carpets, a few blemishes under rechrome. instruments, original radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $847,817. Last sold for $281,300 at Bonhams’ Aston Martin Works Service sale in 2010, which I felt was about 25% over market average at the time, an indicator of the way the DB5 market was going (SCM# 162795). In Norway since; this time sold right, $160k or so below the price of the best DB5s. And, being a notch below perfect, all the nicer for it. #362-1964 GORDON-KEEBLE GK1 coupe. S/N 034F1004RD. Green/black leather. Odo: 594,270 miles. Fiberglass low-volume (99 built) Giugiaro-styled coupe with Corvette Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. power, sorta like an English Iso Rivolta but with a proper spaceframe chassis. “Gordon Keeble” not hyphenated on the car. Good body and paint, newish leather, Nardi wheel. Nicely detailed engine bay, now has extra brake servo okay, though a little rust creeping out of its shut. Window frames okay, repro seals wavy as usual. Interior holding up well, no cracks in dash. Said to be on its original tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $116,848. Dry stored 1982–2013. Sold 50% over estimate. A genuinely low-mileage example is a very rare thing, and it matched the prices of the very best restored early “suffix A” cars, which attract the most money but which it looks just like. Well sold, but find another... and electric fan. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $125,655. Originally supplied to Canada, in the Netherlands since 2000. These have climbed steadily since good ones were selling for £45k ($70k) in 2000 when it went to Holland, and here the top bid neatly split the £60k–£90k ($94–$140k) estimate. A fraction of the cost of a 330 GTC 2+2, plus faster and handles better. #360-1964 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 861664. Eng. # RA66929. Silver blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 3,636 miles. Restored; decent older paint and chrome, spot-weld dimples smoothed under tail (but I probably obsess over this detail too much), chrome exhausts. Newish leather, original Motorola following 2008–11 refurb, less than 400 miles since. Original chromed steel wheels included in the deal. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $319,406. Nice to see a manual, but autos don’t hit the value too much on these, as by the time the SIII appeared, the E was more or less a twoseat XJ6 anyway. Sold high but where expected. #341-1979 LAND ROVER RANGE noted not to be working. Five-speed gearbox, original still with car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $196,110. Looks like big money for a coupe, but it sold for £25k ($39k) less than it cost to restore. And it came from the estate of a noted (and, sadly, late) Jag collector, so the buyer can be sure he’s got a good-’un. #348-1967 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1E1877. Red/black cloth/mushroom leather. RHD. Odo: 16,337 miles. Three owners from new, recently and massively restored, but spot-weld dimples still present under rear pan. New paint in 2014, new leather, original Radiomobile. Motor a bit over-polished, so it’s no surprise to find Coopercraft brakes, Gaz shocks and a Kenlowe fan. With Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirming original RHD in original color. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $292,895. Still looking nicely standard, this sold well over the £150k ($230k) top estimate. For 84 ROVER utility. S/N 35659527G. White/beige velour. RHD. Odo: 5,637 miles. Looks older than it is because these were still being made in their original form up to 1980, 10 years after launch, with “Classic” tag retrospectively applied by LR when the replacement P38 appeared in 1994. Very good refurbed order, still with factory-applied PDI stickers under hood. No apparent rot in inner structure, tailgate some, this is the perfect E-type: early S1 looks with the 4.2 motor, better gearbox and sensible-but-invisible upgrades to make it easier to live with. Only diehard purists would disagree. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows it no-saled in 2004 at a Christie’s sale at a high bid of $24k (SCM# 34556). #316-1975 JAGUAR XKE Commemora- tive convertible. S/N 1S2855. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 36,921 miles. The last 50 E-types (well, 49 of them, anyway) were black “Commemorative” versions, as here. Rare manual shift, unfeasibly straight and shiny #319-1988 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vo- lante. S/N SCFCV81VXJTR15639. Eng. # V5805639X. Silver/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 13,715 miles. Excellent, low-mileage condition, sharp body and paint, 5-speed, power hood plus Ronal alloys, plus chassis number says it has an X-pack engine, and maintained by Aston Martin Works. Excellent veneers, leather as unworn as you’d imagine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $481,452. Huge money for a Vantage Volante—and way over the £200k–£250k ($310k–$390k) estimate, which looked a little ambitious before the sale. But it’s the best spec with all the desirable boxes ticked, and you’d be pushed to find a sharper one... I suspect a dealer will sit on this for a while and then offer it for nearer $600k when that looks reasonable. #359-1988 ASTON MARTIN V8 Vo- lante. S/N SCFCV81V9JTL15663. Maroon metallic/white vinyl/white leather. Odo: 27,780 miles. U.S.-spec car—that is, Vantage appearance including Ronals, but fuel injection instead of Webers. Now wears Europeanstyle chrome bumpers added during restoration in 2010, but leaving in place the side repeaters and gap where a U.S. number plate would go. Deep and shiny paint, good veneers, lightly used leather. Dutch title. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $145,000. Originally supplied to Portland, OR, via a dealer in Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Florida. Recently not sold at Bonhams’ Aston Martin auction on May 9, where it was bid to $254k, which was about $23k less than the seller wanted (SCM# 265324). This time, on a much reduced estimate of £120k–£160k ($185k–$245k), it did far worse. Maybe he should have taken the money first time around... #342-2009 ROVER MINI Cooper Mar- grave 50 2-dr sedan. S/N SAXXNPAE2E1D188143. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 12 miles. Wood & Pickett built Minis for royalty and rock stars in the ’60s, calling them Margrave—a rival to Radford, which was doing the same. This is a kind of continuation car, built in 2009 from a new British Motor Heritage shell to celebrate 50 years since Mini production began. Donor was a 2000 Mini nal, driver’s seat quite well worn, rear looks unused, good dash and instruments. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $97,473. Bought new and delivered in the South of France by then Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, and kept by him ever since; he brought it into the U.K. in 1984. High price paid (50% over estimate) for this one-ownerbut-only-average-condition SM was probably due to celebrity status. GERMAN #368-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC coupe. S/N 1880146500123. Black/maroon leather. Odo: 33,730 km. Sc is the injected version, using essentially a Gullwing drysump six. Hand-made and fitted chromed trim strips almost line up, some a bit corrosionspeckled. Older paint okay, beautifully pati- Cooper. Delivery mileage, so like new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $43,405. Was supposed to have been the first of 50 but the other 49 never got built. Sold here for the price of a top Cooper S and, given that the price of the best low-mileage run-out Cooper Sports Pack, which this car effectively is, will be something less than half the price paid here, exceedingly well sold. For this money you might expect a hopped-up 1,380-cc motor or a Jack Knight 5-speed, at least. FRENCH #310-1971 CITRÖEN SM coupe. S/N 000SB3352. Eng. # C11471103643. Silver/ black leather. Odo: 58,693 km. Fair order, older repaint, black paint a bit flaky on the rockers, door handles slightly pickled, couple of small dings in rear bumper. Interior origi- AT $1,187,500. Delivered new to Guatamala, to Portugal in 1981 after ownership in the U.K. and not sold against an £800k ($1.25m) lower estimate, which will have been near the reserve price. It’s likely that today’s buyers want beautiful original leather with patina and a superb rather than indifferent paint job, instead of the criteria that ruled 20 years ago. Last sold for $1.25m at Bonhams Stuttgart in July of 2014 (SCM# 244634), which rather indicates the seller just wanted a shot and wasn’t too concerned about getting all his money back. nated original leather reminiscent of a gents’ club, dash and instruments good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $442,702. Swedish title, originally delivered to the Swedish embassy in Prague. Compared with the market for 300Ss, this didn’t look overly expensive—but it soon would if you made any attempt to improve it. #344-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980428500212. Silver/red leather. Odo: 34,525 km. Shiny and appealing, baggy. Factory hard top in body color, soft top like new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $160,882. Sold mid-estimate, this is the going rate for very good restored cars in the U.K. right now. Only the exceptional and just-restored cars fetch more. The other 190s in the sale—a not-quiteso-nice 1962 soft-top car also with hard top (Lot 324) and the Rennsport re-creation (Lot 356)—didn’t sell. Quality speaks for itself. #347-1960 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Samba bus. S/N 609715. Orange & white/mushroom vinyl. RHD. Odo: 70,123 miles. Restored 23-window split, still with foldaway sink and cooker in door. New frontseat vinyl, new rear seat cloth but original 86 Sports Car Market #387-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121040209501271. Cream/ black cloth/black leather. RHD. Odo: 52,468 miles. U.K.-supplied car delivered with hard top; soft top added later. Restored 1988–90, super-clean up top and underneath. Still good older paint, chrome okay. Still on Solexes, period-type black battery is a thoughtful touch, top like new, leather unworn but slightly but look closer: There are tiny prep marks under paint, engine intake and valve covers are over-polished, alloy-rim wheels lightly corroded, and steering wheel has several small cracks. Leather newish, having been retrimmed (in Portugal) in this ownership and now only lightly creased. With hard top, working Becker Mexico radio, fitted luggage and disc brakes all round. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sedan cover highly polished. Two tops, as usual. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $115,087. Strong money for a 230, when the market likes 280 autos, but the early cars have their following and fetch increasingly big money. For its excellent condition in today’s market, slightly well sold but by no means a ripoff. #330-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412000365. Black/ black hard top/brown leather. Odo: 99,189 km. Restored in Germany with Euro lights and new leather trim including dash top. Very straight and shiny, excellent chrome, not ap- Date sold: 07/28/2015 eBay auction ID: 231629224941 Seller’s eBay ID: cpierce51766 Sale type: Used car with 388 miles VIN: 2C3CDXL94FH773275 Details: Bright White over Black Laguna leather; 6.2-L, supercharged V8 rated at 707 hp and 650 lbft, 8-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $75,100, 2 bids, sf 204 MSRP: $70,960 (as equipped) Other current offering: Ganley Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Bedford, OH, asking $89,900 for a 2015 Charger Hellcat in Phantom Black over black cloth. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 sedan covers and curtains included, new floor lino tiles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $143,269. One of five known 23-window Sambas with Devon conversions and one of only two in mahogany. One of the best on the market, this had everything going for it, helping it to this inflated but still only mid-estimate price. #307-1961 PORSCHE RS 61 racer. S/N 718070. Silver/red vinyl. Said to be one of 14. Good restored order, some of body new following accident damage at Laguna Seca in 2010 after the transmission seized; couple of tiny ripples visible. Seat vinyl unworn. Motor a 1600 or thereabouts, con- TOP 10 No. 2 parently welded in rear chassis legs, swages inboard of headlights still present, but motor slightly too shiny and overdone. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $104,518. Delivered new to California. SLs sell on condition rather than exact model, so the 230 just shaded it, partly because it was slightly nicer, possibly for the hard top. Date sold: 07/15/2015 eBay auction ID: 301676913308 Seller’s eBay ID: garageman2005 Sale type: Used car with 17 miles VIN: WDDUG8CB5FA189231 Details: Designo Diamond White over Nut Brown leather; 4.7-L, turbocharged, DOHC V8 rated at 449 hp and 516 lb-ft, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $111,900, Buy It Now MSRP: $94,400 (base price) Other current offering: Global Luxury Imports, of Burr Ridge, IL, offering a black-over-black 2015 S550 with 8,046 miles for $99,800. 2015 McLaren 650S coupe #329-1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 coupe. verted to run a plain-bearing bottom end, though roller crank comes included in the package. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,996,688. Being sold by Sir Stirling Moss, who owned it since 2010, and as plain as when Stirling raced these when new. Originally raced in the U.S. by Bob Holbert, “Gentleman” Tom Payne and Millard Ripley; 13 wins in period. Sold at the lower end of the estimate range but fair. In 2010 it cost Moss $1,705,000 at Gooding & Co.’s Amelia Island sale (SCM# 159994), so the profit probably more than covered the repairs and restoration. Date sold: 07/09/2015 eBay auction ID: 221805075184 Seller’s eBay ID: acw400 Sale type: Used car with 2,100 miles VIN: SBM11DAA6FW004681 Details: Aurora Blue over dark gray Alcantara; 3.8L, twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 641 hp and 500 lb-ft, 7-sp auto-shift manual, RWD Sale result: $220,000, Buy It Now, sf 3 MSRP: $265,500 (base price) Other current offering: The Collection in Coral Gables, FL, asking $269,200 for a 72-mile 650S coupe in Tobacco Orange over black Alcantara. ♦ 88 #384-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304220017135. Eng. # 12798120013254. Red/black soft top/black hard top/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 23,538 miles. Better close up than it looks from across the room. Doors and swages line up well, still has styling fillets inboard of headlights. Repainted from blue early in its life, all chrome good. S/N 9113300884. Black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 44,598 miles. Super-clean and straight, recently restored condition. Bought new by British painter and artist Richard Hamilton and kept very original. Paint excellent, leather only slightly creased and baggy. Replacement injection pump, motor clean and dry underneath, heat exchangers and oil pipes look almost new, though there’s grass hanging off the exhausts, probably picked up on the way inside. With original jack and tools. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $618,839. Umm... if it weren’t for another 2.4S in a less desirable color in the same sale making a sane £147k (Lot 336: $231k), I would have said that the world has gone mad. (This was the same week that I drove a 2.2S whose seller is asking £210k/$325k). But here I must assume that celebrity ownership weighted the price, as well as the low miles and the spotless condition. Not welded in rear chassis legs, leather looks newish. Dash and top good. Motor tidy, cam BEST BUY #336-1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 coupe. 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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. near-perfect order, having recently been restored; only 175 km since. Lots of new parts, new perforated leather. Sports seats only other deviation from original standard trim. With original books, jack, tools including original Rare LWB cabrio, said to be one of only four built with 2-liter engines instead of the 56-hp 1,754-cc, though currently runs a bored B12 that started as a 2.2. Restored in 2010, body straight, paint good, leather cracked and patinated, may be the original, newish cloth top. spare fuse kit, spacesaver and compressor, plus two sets of original black and red keys. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $231,337. Back to reality. Supplied new to France, in U.K. from 2014, sold at the right money for a small-bumper S, though high bid was slightly under the £150k ($230k) estimate. Blame the color, bravely kept as original during the restoration of this really proper example. Against the madness of RS 2.7s at a million bucks, or even the black 2.4S (Lot 329) in the same sale at more than twice the money as this, well bought. #380-1986 AUDI QUATTRO Sport hatchback. S/N WAUZZZ85ZEA905176. White/gray leather & black velour. Odo: 52,978 miles. One of 214 made and 164 released to public. (Note: Chassis number in catalog was wrong, belongs to a car Bonhams sold earlier. It’s correct in these pages.) Clean, straight and tidy, though one or two cracks in paint. Unworn interior, full service history. Supplied in Germany, imported to the U.K. in 1990. The seller has another that he keeps in Catalog claim of “with all the power and performance of a B20 coupe” is stretching it a bit—I found it quite anemic when I drove it a couple of years ago, even with the bigger engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $143,269. Sold new in Rome, imported to the U.K. in 1963. For the past few years, property of noted Lancia collector Ade Rudler, who finished the restoration and points out the original paint on the ashtray surround. This was always going to make decent money because of its rarity. #332-1964 ASA MILLE GT coupe. S/N 01018. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 1,745 km. “Baby Ferrari” (motor is basically a third of the V12, and Bizzarrini did the chassis) in goodish order aside from a ding in the right rear quarter. Slightly wavy door fit on both sides. Some blemishes under bumper chrome, the U.S... Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $372,247. After Bonhams’ last two high-dollar sales of Sport Quattros, another comes out of the woodwork. Sold mid-estimate, compared with a 24,000km example that Bonhams sold at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale in March for $426k (SCM# 264457), and before that an identical car that sold in the U.S. for $402k at RM Phoenix, January (SCM# 261959). The last one before that was a damage-repaired and color-changed car at the 2013 Revival at $185k (SCM# 227842). ITALIAN #303-1951 LANCIA AURELIA B50 cab- riolet. S/N B501443. Eng. # B121443. Blue/ blue cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 92,887 km. October 2015 interior wearing well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $108,041. From the Maranello Rosso Collection, which Bonhams has been disposing of for what seems like forever. Compared with the rash of ASAs that went through Artcurial in the past two years (SCM#s 225869, 232469, etc.), this didn’t look expensive, though inevitably sorting out the bodywork will uncover more work to do. So let’s call this one a fair deal. #335-1970 ABARTH SE014/SE019 racer. S/N SE014032. Red/black cord. RHD. Paperwork on file describes it as an SE014, first seen in 1968, where the engine hangs out the back, but catalog points out that this is a midengined car, like an SE019 of 1970. Complete with motor and injection slide, but injectors and trumpets are missing and it’s rough (including broken gear linkage). In need of restoration. Bodywork not too bad and seat cord not heavily worn. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $134,462. One of the last stragglers from the 89

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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Maranello Rosso Collection, and sold under the £90k ($140k) estimate, probably because it’s still rather an unknown quantity in what’s very much a niche market. Surely such a great-looking car should be restored and put back on the race track. Others thought so, too. A well-known Maserati specialist was spotted taking a close interest. TOP 10 No. 4 #366-2004 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N ZFFCW56AX301132648. Red/ black leather. Odo: 1,285 miles. Good order, has “scrubbed up well” according to the consignor following five years in storage during legal wrangles (see below). Before that, front was damaged in the U.S. and repaired by Zanasi in Italy. Very low mileage, so almost like new, and leather looks practically unused. Recently serviced, and has an MoT. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,411,455. Delivered new to the U.S., in the U.K. by 2008. One of four cars here being sold by the U.K.’s National Crime Agency under the Proceeds of Crime Act to benefit the public purse. Like the others, little or no paperwork as they were seizures, but V5C certificates turned up (by aircraft, flying into Goodwood motor circuit just down the road!) on viewing day. All things considered, a fair price both ways. AMERICAN #388-1964 CHEVROLET CORVETTE rally car. S/N 40867S103432. Eng. # 46239144. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 89,760 miles. 340-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Ah, yes... Bad things can happen to unloved C2s, though this one’s said to have had a recent restoration including new paint. Made into a rally car; has harnesses but no roll hoop, mod- ern switch stalks (and probably steering column) grafted in, with Sparco wheel, plus rally trip meter. Used and tatty inside, with driver’s seat cracking through. Motor said to be a 340, no idea where from, as the quoted engine number looks more like a casting number, but let’s assume it’s the original 327, bored. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $47,022. Did plenty of rallies in late ’90s and early 2000s, including Monte Carlo Challenges, but this is a fun/noisy entry rather than an overall winner. Sold right at the lower estimate, and I reckon it did quite well to get that far. A fair buy if all you wanted was a grunty rally car to have a good time with, but the price of entry to these events can be so much cheaper. And more discreet. I love C2s, but I don’t know who this car was aimed at. #357-1967 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 67402F5U00425. Green/cream vinyl. Odo: 52,042 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. One of 11 Shelby American “engineering” cars, according to catalog. Restored in Arizona in ’80s. A few touched-up stone chips on door edges, chrome just okay. Dash good, carpet coming adrift around gear lever. Still with original radio; fuel gauge noted not to work. Repro wheels; original Magstars included. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $134,462. Came to the U.K. in 1990. Don’t know if Shelby company car status adds value here, but it looks like not, as the price with buyer’s premium was still below the lower estimate of £90k ($141k). That makes this car worth less than a GT350... © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AmericanCarCollector.com 90 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Artcurial — Automobiles sur les Champs 8 A Frua-bodied 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi coupe in the same family ownership since 1967 went for $507k Company Artcurial Date June 22, 2015 Location Paris, FRA Auctioneer Hervé Poulain Automotive lots sold/offered 57/70 Sales rate 81% Sales total $12,967,181 High sale 1991 Ferrari F40, sold at $1,149,475 Buyer’s premium Pre-auction viewing took place in the garage beneath Artcurial headquarters Report and photos by Leo Van Hoorick Market opinions in italics N ow in its eighth edition in five years, Artcurial’s Paris sale has become a regular fixture on the European collector car auction calendar. The 70 cars on offer th June could be viewed in the underground gar beneath Artcurial headquarters on the Cham Élysées. The sale itself was conducted at t nearby historic Théâtre du Rond-Point. The star car was one of just a few short- wheelbase Bugatti Type 13 Brescias ever produced. Very original and in the same ownership since 1953, it is said that only the fenders are not original. The car was in the same rough condition as most of the famed Baillon Collection that Artcurial auctioned off at Paris, FRA Rétromobile in February. And the price was comparably strong, too: a staggering $946k, more than three times the high estimate. High sale was a pristine, two-owner 1991 Ferrari F40 with only 8,510 km on the clock, sold at $1.1m. Second-highest was another exceptional car: a 1970 Porsche 911ST, the sixth example of 43 built for competition by Porsche’s racing department. It was once owned by the legendary race and rally driver Walter Röhrl. Completely restored to factory specification, it sold just over $1m. A rare and fully restored, matching-numbers 1964 Porsche 356 Carrera GS that sold new in France met today’s expectations at $676k. Maserati was well represented with six cars, including a 1962 3500 GTi coupe, one of just four bodied by Frua. It was in wonderfully original condition and has been in the same family ownership since 1967. The car went for $507k. An historic Alpine A210 that represented Sales Totals France so successfully at international circuits between 1966 and 1969 and competed twice in the Le Mans 24 Hours sold for $541k. Strong money came readily for two Aston Martins. A 1959 DB4 Series II converted to left-hand drive and with some upgrades such as a 5-speed transmission, electronic power steering, electronic ignition and climate control sold for a healthy $541k. A recently restored DB6 Vantage confirmed the strong money realized of late for this model with a sold price of $500k. With an 81% sell-through rate and an average Top seller — 1991 Ferrari F40 coupe, sold at $1,149,475 92 sold price of $227k, Artcurial clearly knows how to sell cars in their hometown. ♦ $12m $14m $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 16% up to $1,021,050, 12% thereafter, included in sold prices ($1.00 = €0.88) Sports Car Market NO AUCTION NO AUCTION

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Artcurial Paris, FRA ENGLISH #37-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 670935. Eng. # W22318. Cream/black leather. Odo: 4,165 km. Early steel version of the XK 120. Restored and prepared for historic rallying at great cost, with invoices totaling almost $100k. Work included rebuilding the original engine and overhauling the brake system and suspension. New stainless-steel exhaust. Variable panel fit. Bars of grille un- even. Nicely patinated interior with Halda Twinmaster tripmeter fitted. Extensive file of the restoration comes with the car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $119,005. Brooklands aero screens, rear spats and leather strap over the bonnet add appeal and make this look like a real period racer. But it is just an XK 120 roadster. Price offered was on the high side, but considering the work done, I’ll call this well bought. #4-1955 MGA 1500 roadster. S/N HDA- 4313114. Gray metallic/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 17,005 miles. Originally a U.S. car, brought to Europe four years ago. Underwent a comprehensive restoration with lots of new parts. More than $17k in invoices. Non-original silver metallic matches well with red interior. Uneven gaps on doors. Good chrome and Borranis shod with Avon ZZ tires. Period Lucas high beams. Immaculate interior with wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel. Very clean engine bay. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $540,930. Are all those new devices and gizmos an upgrade or a deterioration of a fine classic? A question I do not want to answer in three lines. Anyway, it didn’t seem to affect the price offered. I’d call this well sold. #39-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Van- tage coupe. S/N DB63567R. Eng. # 4004001VC. Silver metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 31,571 miles. Comprehensively restored in 2007. Overall good, but some signs of aluminum corroding under paint. Decent chrome. Nicely patinated interior with well-used driver’s seat. Correct wood-rimmed steering wheel. Period radio. Rubber around driver’s door loose. Recently serviced brakes and new relatively low mileage. Engine bay in line with the rest. New Avon tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $135,232. It looks like the cost of the restoration exceeded the value of the car. Price paid was market-correct, with an advantage to the buyer. FRENCH #17-1925 BUGATTI TYPE 13 Brescia roadster. S/N 2628. Eng. # 1028. Blue/red leather. RHD. Barn-find Bugatti Brescia. Rare short-wheelbase twin-magneto model, one of very few surviving examples. Original throughout, except for toolarge fenders; easy to remove and replace with correct cycle wings. Car looks complete, but not driving. Rusty inside and out. Tires perished and painted together with wire wheels. Old 2CV indicators on rear fenders. Offered at no TOP 10 No. 7 new rubber. New vinyl interior, wooden MotoLita steering wheel too small. Very clean engine bay. Engine is said to run well. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,627. Nice-looking little roadster. But it gave me the impression of being prepared especially for the sale, looking almost new. Lost much of its soul in the thorough resto job. Seller was rewarded with a huge selling price. #38-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Series II coupe. S/N DB4564R. Silver metallic/silver metallic/black leather. Odo: 17,700 miles. Original RHD car, converted to LHD during extensive restoration. Current owner carried out some upgrades, such as a 5-speed gearbox (the original 4-speeder is included), electric power steering and a/c. Engine runs on unleaded fuel and is fitted with electronic ignition. Excellent panel fit and chrome. Chromed 94 shocks. Comes with two files relating its history and invoices. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $500,360. Prices for DB6 Aston Martins have cooled down a bit in comparison with DB4s and DB5s, but they remain strong, as is confirmed with this healthy price. This is a genuine Vantage, good for at least $50k over the standard coupe, but it’s a market-leading price for sure. Well sold. It changed hands not long ago for $264k at Artcurial’s 2011 Paris sale (SCM# 169114). #40-1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 coupe. S/N V811660. Blue/cream leather. Odo: 46,772 km. Delivered new to the Sultan of Oman. Current owner bought it from the sultan when he was working there. As the car was in a derelict state, he undertook a complete restoration, down to reupholstering the seats with Connolly leather and replacing the carpets with Wilton carpeting. Fifteen years later, the car remains in excellent condition and has reserve. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $946,627. This looked like a forgotten lot of this sale, but it wasn’t. All the specialized French traders were in the room for this highly original Bug. And all were hoping it would fetch not more than a few hundred thousand dollars. The sale itself was chaotic, with multiple auctioneers shouting frantically in turn or even together. Only in France! Final bid was more than three times the high estimate of $285k and came in over the phone. I was told after the sale the car will remain in France. Very well sold. (See the profile, p. 72.) #19-1939 RENAULT VIVA GRAND SPORT cabriolet. S/N 940112. Eng. # 5554. Blue/blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 999 km. Well-executed restoration almost 25 years ago for the account of Jean Rédélé, founder of the Alpine marque. Looks as if the work was done recently. Excellent paint and chrome. Very rare three-seater spider body with rumble seat. Excellent chrome. Beautiful interior in matching colors. Clean engine bay, but paint at the inside of the hood is cracked, probably still original. Whitewalls and spats at the rear. Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $157,922. This big Renault was already a dinosaur in its time, with outdated mechanicals but still a delight to drive. A rare model of which probably some 20 examples were built and not many survive. Sold just over its high estimate of $159,600. Fair both ways. #20-1966 ALPINE A210 Le Mans coupe. S/N 1720. Blue/black racing seat. Once part of the Rédélé Collection. Completely restored with original interior and in beautiful condition. One of seven A210s produced 1966–69. Has been used in many recent competitive events and will be welcomed at all international historic motoring events. Fitted with a 1,500-cc racing engine, but comes with a spare canvas/red leather. Odo: 57,518 km. Restored in Germany around 2010, including mechanicals. New interior. Brakes overhauled together with other small repairs carried out in 2013. Excellent paintwork. Luggage rack on the engine cover. Good gaps and shiny brightwork. Beautiful interior with extra seats at the back. Chromed overriders. Clean engine bay. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $102,600. It is said that this cabrio was bought new by actress Deborah Kerr. From 1961 it belonged to her physician, who sold it in 2010. The alleged star provenance was of no importance, as the car remained unsold. Right buyer wasn’t here. #24-1964 PORSCHE CARRERA 2 GS coupe. S/N 127912. Eng. # P97328. Sky Blue/brown leather. Odo: 66,304 km. Said to be one of 126 356C Carreras, fastest production 356 ever built. Completely restored six years ago, original engine entrusted to German Carrera specialist Karl Hloch. Perfect body in attractive color. Excellent chrome and good gaps. Brown leather interior as-new with correct headrests as found TOP 10 No. 10 Blaupunkt radio. Very well-cared-for engine bay with all stickers in place. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $101,424. The SC was the most powerful Porsche with a push-rod engine in those days. It also featured four-wheel disc brakes as standard. 1965 was the last year it was produced. Ready to go and sold for a very healthy price. #58-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 11304312004836. Blue/ black soft top/blue hard top/blue leather. Odo: 18,714 km. Well-restored example of this Paul Bracq-designed Pagoda. Excellent paint and chrome. Unusual but original color. Matching gray interior also redone, with too much padding in the seats. Additional third seat in the back was a factory option. New carpets. Period-correct Becker radio. Engine bay as if it just left the factory. Good Michelins. Restora- 1,000-cc as well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $540,930. Alpine produced a string of successful rear-engined sports prototypes. This example’s first outing was in the 1966 1000 Kilometres of Monza, where it finished 18th overall. It competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and 1967 and scored class wins at Spa, Montlhéry and Kyalami. It has an equally impressive record in recent events, including Goodwood in 2005. Quite some money, but find another. GERMAN #25-1960 PORSCHE 356B cabriolet. S/N 154105. Eng. # 701273. Silver metallic/black on some cabrios. Black carpets and woodrimmed steering wheel. Non-period radio. Aftermarket Webasto heater. Impeccable engine bay. Original Sonauto (French Porsche importer) badge at rear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $676,162. One of the most desirable road-going Porsches. This one is a matching-numbers car that has been perfectly restored. Maybe the best I have ever seen. Sold mid-estimate, which was maybe a tad optimistic. A lot of money, but find another one in this condition. #27-1965 PORSCHE 356C SC coupe. S/N 220793. Eng. # 6166811734. Silver metallic/red vinyl. Odo: 32,358 km. Older restoration with well-aging paintwork. Straight panels with good gaps. Chrome around windows shows some pitting. Chrome overriders very shiny. Red imitation-leather interior. Driver’s seat has seen better days. Optional headrests. Carpets look very clean. 6,000-rpm rev counter, per late SC production. Original tion bills in excess of $75k. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $89,253. By far the rarest variant of the Pagoda, but not the most cherished, partly because of its engine, which was a bit weaker in durability than the 230 or 280. The automatic transmission is not an asset in Europe, either. This was a car with much appeal and in top condition that sold $15k over its high estimation. Still well bought in my opinion. #47-1970 PORSCHE 911S/T racer. S/N 9110301007. Light Ivory/black leather. Odo: 29,214 km. Super-rare factory-built lightweight S/T. Restored and stripped down in 2006. Liveried in its original color. Bills for the engine alone amounted to $171k. The car has recently been verified by marque specialist Jürgen Barth. The car retains its original Recaro racing seats and original racing wheels, shod with semi-slicks. Original roll bar and harnesses. Engine in showroom TOP 10 No. 6 condition. The owners are all known and include legendary German rally drive Walter Röhrl, who got the FIA papers for the car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,027,766. One of a very limited number of authentic and verified S/Ts on the market. There was quite some excitement in the room when bidding started. Came very close to its high estimate of $1.05m 96 Sports Car Market

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Artcurial Paris, FRA and was the second-most-expensive lot of the auction. #42-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS Touring coupe. S/N 9113601326. Eng. # 6631299. Glacier Blue/black leather. Odo: 38,781 km. Delivered new to Switzerland and presented here in near-showroom condition. Restored in Germany in 2003. One of 16 “Glasurblau” with black vinyl and velour interior, with certificate from the factory. Becker Europa radio, headrests and storage space instead of rear seats. Comes with comprehensive blue/ black targa/beige leather. Odo: 7,120 km. Amercan car that was Europeanized upon restoration in its original blue color in 2011. Roll bar scratched. Excellent panel fit. Impeccably reupholstered interior with optional Recaros. file of invoices and service book. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $706,800. One of the most celebrated versions of the 911. Prices of these 1973 Porsches (the only year the Touring was produced) have skyrocketed in the past few years. Bidding started enthusiastically at $450k but stalled $100k south of low estimate. High estimation of slightly more than $1 million was maybe optimistic, but seller was right not to let go. #54-1973 PORSCHE 911E 2.4 Targa. S/N 9113210353. Eng. # 6230712. Sepia Brown/black targa/black vinyl. Odo: 79,876 km. Restored in 2013 with $80k worth of invoices. And this does not include the rebuild of the engine, which was done before. Paint and chrome okay, but driver’s door doesn’t close properly. The interior is clean. The auction brochure states that the seats are leather, but it looks very like plastic to me. Non-period Sun visors could do with replacement. No radio; plaque to hide it. Engine compartment faultless. Correct Fuchs wheels. Comprehensive history file. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $206,906. Of the two Targas on offer, this was the more attractive and expensive one. Unusual but striking color combo made it stick out. The fact that it’s a 2.4 S adds to its appeal. But that said, price offered was all the money. #43-1983 PORSCHE 911 Bi-Turbo 3.3 Almeras coupe. S/N 988434. Blue/black leather. Odo: 22,421 km. Racy version of a Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3 fitted with two turbos and a body kit that almost completely hides the car’s original shape. Restored by Almeras a few years back after a life as a Michelin high-speed test vehicle. Paint holding well, but window-surrounds scratched, as are the plexi windows. Roll bar, leather bucket seats and wheels in same color as car. Engine compartment like new. Full service history with Porsche dealerships in France. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $209,610. There was a lot of enthusiasm in the room for this Speedster. It is quite rare, has lots of eyeball and is ready to enjoy the summer. It went at mid-estimate, and at the middle of the SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation. Considering condition, I’d call this well bought. #53-2004 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS coupe. S/N WPOZZZ99Z4S690988. White/gray cloth. Odo: 35,521 km. Good paint but with many stone chips at the front. Impressive carbon wing at the back. Minimalist interior with roll cage and racing seats. Sporty alcantara steering wheel. Very clean engine bay. Said to have never been near a racing track. The auctioneer stated that it will be delivered with its steering wheel with airbag, four ceramic discs (now steel) and original catalytic system. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $256,942. A road-legal racing car. Lightened up with lots of carbon parts and stripped to the max. At the time of its presentation, it was Porsche’s most exclusive and powerful model. With just 681 made, according to the catalog, this ticks all the boxes to be a future classic. Sold close to its high estimate of $274k. Fair both ways. radio. Repainted Fuchs wheels. Clean engine bay, with leaking gasket on injection system. This will be replaced before delivery. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $121,709. Not the most inspiring of color combinations. Although recently restored, this Targa looked very average to me. 1973s were the last small-bumper 911s before evolutionary changes, and in that respect are very desirable. This one offered matching numbers, known history and restoration file. Well sold. #28-1973 PORSCHE 911S 2.4 Targa. S/N 9113310238. Eng. # 6330393. Metallic 98 harnesses by Ektor. Rubber carpets. BBS alloys with Pirelli rubber. Engine compartment very dirty and dusty. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $94,663. Rare example of a Porsche prepared by the French Almeras Brothers, who were quite successful in competition in the 1980s. With its unusual bodywork directly inspired by the competition versions, this car got a lot of attention in its day, and it was featured in several motoring magazines. I expected this to fly right through the high estimate of $137k, but it sold at a bargain price. #23-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo Look Speedster. S/N WPOZZZ91ZKS151630. Gray metallic/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 94,521 km. Despite almost 100k km on the clock, this rare European Speedster is in exceptional condition. Excellent paintwork, good gaps, interior like new. Desirable options include gray piped sport seats, limited-slip diff, a/c and carpeted trunk. Center of the Fuchs Sports Car Market ITALIAN #62-1957 LANCIA AURELIA B20 Series 6 coupe. S/N B20S1726. Eng. # 5334. Blue/ beige cloth. Odo: 33,208 km. Recently restored in Italy by several artisans, according to their specialty. The perfectly applied light blue paint is said to be an original color. Excellent panel fit and millimeter-precise gaps, a trade

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Artcurial Paris, FRA mark of Lancia in those days. Perfect chrome, too. Beige wool upholstery as if it just left the factory. Incorrect wood-rimmed steering wheel from a convertible. Nardi floor shift. Engine bay in line with the rest, with a maximum of original parts used. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $236,657. The sixth series is the less desirable of the B20s. It’s less sporty because of its weight and lower power. Perfect restoration, although they didn’t stop in time: the Borrani wires are over the top; not one B20 was equipped with these from the factory, and Lancia didn’t use them on their racing B20s either. These are perfect Grand Tourers, but their price has been lagging for a long time. Cars like this are changing that. Still expensive for a B20, but fair both ways. #63-1962 LANCIA FLAMINIA Sport Zagato coupe. S/N 824113388. Eng. # 13511. Blue/red leather. Odo: 9,096 km. Older restoration by KCA, famous for its Lancia restorations in the ’80s and ’90s before it went bankrupt and Mr. Kappa fled the country. Lancia Blue paint still perfect. Perfect panel fit and gaps. The lamp covers are not correct for a 2nd Series car, probably a liberty KCA took to make it look like a more desirable 1st Series. Excellent interior with seats in red Con- 1,300-cc class of historic events. And that is an ideal base, as there are not many competitors, and budgets are within reason. Well sold over high estimate of $51k. #15-1968 FIAT GAMINE Vignale road- same family ownership since 1967. Quite an unusual car that, given some TLC, will perform well at today’s concours where originality is paramount. One of the stars at this sale and sold close to its low estimate of $456k; fair both ways. #65-1966 DETOMASO VALLELUNGA coupe. S/N 4236620. White/black leather. Odo: 7,838 km. One of the approximatively 50 production Vallelungas. Body looks like it’s almost ready for a layer of fresh paint. Original wheels with corrosion marks. Left headlight cover broken. Interior complete but spartan interior. Protective rubber carpets in ugly red color. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,637. Looks more toy than car. It was the last car produced by Vignale, in tiny numbers. Not many more than 200 left the workshop before it was taken over by DeTomaso. Price paid was below the low estimate of $22,800 and included a real Nardi wheel. Well bought. nolly. Original rubber carpets covered by woolen items. Wheels are painted a shade too light to be correct. Engine bay in accordance with rest of car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $527,406. Flaminia Zagatos are a common sight at auctions these days, preferably in Lancia Blue with red leather seats. This 2nd Series on Monaco papers was no exception. It is so well preserved that it’s hard to believe the restoration was carried out more than 20 years ago. Prices for these elegant sport coupes have skyrocketed in the past few years. Price paid seems the new reality. Still, well sold. #31-1962 MASERATI 3500 GTI coupe. S/N AM1012242. Eng. # 1012242. Burgundy/ black leather. Odo: 72,660 km. Originally gray, repainted after one year to this striking color. Has been standing still for at least five years now. Paint still okay, with some blemishes at the rear. Good panel fit and good gaps. Brightwork shows age. Rear bumper not straight, pitted. Same applies for hubcaps mounted on original bi-metals. Interior not fresh any more. Lovely dash with specially shaped wood-rimmed Nardi wheel. Ceiling soiled. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $507,122. Said to be one of four Frua-designed 3500 GTs. In 100 soiled. Tuned 1,500-cc Ford Kent engine is said to be running. Hewland gearbox in place. A restoration project that will certainly be rewarding. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $256,942. A rare car that looks complete and untouched. An opportunity that will probably never come around again. Sold close to low estimate of $250k, leaving plenty of room to finish it. (See the profile, p. 66.) #21-1968 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GT 1300 coupe. S/N AR1222804. Red/ black cloth. Odo: 38,426 km. Restored and prepared for competition in 2009 by a marque specialist in France. Custom roll cage, bucket seats, helmet hooks, etc. Engine prepared in Italy. Modified exhaust and GTA-look grille and door handles. Limited-slip diff and special clutch. Plexi windows. Correct Alfa racing wheels. Original grille, interior and front and rear #32-1969 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.7 coupe. S/N AM1150876. Yellow/black leather. Odo: 57,918 km. Restored a few years back in Sweden. Repainted in its original color. Good panel fit, but air vents on right front fender could do with some straightening. Good chrome and rubber. Interior is retrimmed with great care, but carpets are not up to those standards. Wood-rimmed steering wheel, non-pe- ster. S/N 1773518. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 9,254 km. Rare little roadster with Fiat 500 mechanicals. Restored in 2005. Underside of rockers not completely straight. Variable panel fit. Big gap around rear engine hood, per build. Non-original rear-view mirror. Big-rimmed wooden Nardi steering wheel. Very clean but riod radio. Very clean engine bay. Engine overhauled, but hood squeaks and is hard to close. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $398,936. A spectacular car in great condition. A specialist told me that few Ghiblis were finished in this color, so this might add to the appeal. More restraint than most of its rivals at the beginning of the seventies. Spirited bidding brought it well over the high estimate of $308k. Well sold. #13-1971 FERRARI 246 GT DINO Se- lights come with the car, plus a complete file of work executed. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $60,855. Nice looking and perfectly prepared car, ready to compete in the ries E coupe. S/N 02244. Red/black leather. Odo: 82,250 km. 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Artcurial Paris, FRA Some scratches on windshield. Non-original rear-view mirrors. Clean interior said to be oil leakage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $105,481. Another Maserati of the same collection. I have seen better examples than this for sure. But this “America” is the Indy to have. It has more power than the 4.1 and sports some interesting extras, such as period a/c and ZF power steering and brakes, all of which make the ride more enjoyable for the driver. But all in all, well sold. #64-1971 MASERATI MEXICO coupe. renewed in 1991, with nice patina. Aftermarket leather steering wheel. Original Radiomobile Stereo 8. Engine bay dirty, hood support bracket partly painted red. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $304,273. Condition tells a tale, and this Dino apparently has had a full life. It still is in overall good condition, but it could do with some TLC. Price paid was correct for condition and leaves room for the work ahead. #51-1971 FIAT DINO 2400 Spider. S/N 135BS001437. Black/black canvas/red vinyl. Odo: 29,888 km. Shiny black paint looks like it was done for the sale. Brightwork shiny but not straight, especially at the rear. Bars of grille bent. Alloys repainted but pitted underneath. Nice clean interior. Engine bay clean with engine said to be overhauled last year; $25k in invoices at hand. Fairly new tires. S/N AM11211036. Eng. # AM11211036. Blue/brown leather. Odo: 64,146 km. Insurance tag valid till 2007, so probably at rest since. Paintwork still decent. Chrome with some pitting and scratching. Nice original interior, but driver’s seat worn and cracked. Beautiful rear seats. Non-period radio-cas- sette. Power steering and a/c factory-fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $169,041. Elegant, littleknown Vignale design. Very rare, too, as only 250 of these four-seaters were ever produced. This one has the more powerful and marginally more desirable 4.7-liter. Sold way over high estimate of $149k, so well sold indeed. #6-1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $171,745. The market only recently discovered that there were Ferrari-powered Fiats to be had for not much money. The coupes are still reasonably priced. Prices for the Spiders, especially the 2.4-L versions, have adjusted. This was a decent example that sold close to the high estimate of $182,400. Advantage to the seller. #8-1971 MASERATI INDY 4.7 America coupe. S/N AM116471094. Eng. # AM116471094. Blue/white leather. Odo: 8,912 km. Restored at some point, including a respray with closed doors. Preparation was not main concern; dust marks and unevenness in paint. Chrome under rockers not straight. Interior restored with much attention to detail and looking very good. Old 8-track is period but unusable. Engine looks very used with some repainted to cover up rust. Bumpers have had better days, rear lid not closing on the left side. Interior well preserved, but carpets soiled. Engine gives mixed impression: some parts visibly new, but overall dirty. No reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $66,264. An original car with visible needs. A typical car of the 1970s, including the color. Some people say this car is undervalued. But it is a fact that Italy produced nicer cars than this back then. Amount paid was close to low estimation of $62,700 and leaves some budget to straighten things out. #5-1972 FIAT DINO 2400 Spider. S/N 1496. Red/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: October 2015 101 coupe. S/N 1426919. Orange/black vinyl & velvet. Odo: 86,705 km. Sold new in Belgium. An original car that saw little use between 1980 and 2012. Recent attention included a complete rebuild of engine and braking system, radiators, etc. File of invoices with the car. Paint seems original, chrome around windshield damaged. Rockers not straight;

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Artcurial Paris, FRA 24,794 km. Low-mileage one-owner car. Original paint with some scratching, but no apparent sign of corrosion. Good gaps, but chrome has lost brilliance. Original alloys with pitting. Hood still in good condition. Original interior well kept, carpets look new. Underwent a major mechanical overhaul including brakes and fuel-supply system before the sale. Comes with original logbook, invoices and two sets of original keys. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. with new Michelin XWXs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $87,901. If there is a cheap entry into the classic Ferrari world, the Bertonestyled GT4 is the one. There is some controversy about the looks of this model, but driving it quickly makes you forget that. Considering the restoration work carried out, this was a bargain. #30-1976 MASERATI KHAMSIN SOLD AT $214,703. These Fiats were a wellkept secret until recently. The 2400 Spiders are especially hot now. They offer more power and are much rarer than the 2-liters, with only about 420 built compared with more than 1,000 of the smaller-engined version. There was lively bidding both in the room and on the phone for this one. Price paid was well above expectation. Well sold, or should I get used to these prices? #1-1974 INNOCENTI MINI Cooper 1300 2-dr sedan. S/N 559046. White/black & gray vinyl & cloth. Odo: 87,803 km. Rare and sporty variant of the Mini Cooper. Looks quite original, but has been visibly repainted. Good gaps and no signs of corrosion. Chrome still shiny, good rubber. Attractive interior with loads of gauges. Driver’s seat worn, but over- coupe. S/N AM1200116. Eng. # AM1151049. Green metallic/cream leather. Odo: 63,856 km. An original car that got a new layer of its original Verdo Scuro paint in the 1980s. Front bumper showing cracks, rubber dry. Good chrome. Driver’s door worn inside. Original beige interior, carpet missing at drivers’ side. Driver’s seat showing wear. Carpet in the trunk very used and torn. Citroën hydraulic from some cracks in driver’s seat. Hitachi radio-cassette. Engine bay clean, but air hoses look a bit odd and water tank repainted with a brush. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $75,730. The Merak is lighter than the Bora from which it is derived. It offers interesting performance, especially the more collectible SS version, and has the advantage of two small seats at the rear. Price paid was very close to high estimation of $74k. Price was fair for seller and buyer alike. #34-1978 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N 23027. Blue metallic/cream leather. Odo: 12,898 km. One-owner car in original and unrestored condition, apart from a fresh layer of paint in its original blue shade. Original low mileage. Mags as-new, shod with new Michelin XWXs. Leather upholstery in exceptional original condition. Carpets and door system recently completely overhauled. Campagnolo alloys repainted and showing some scratches. Engine bay dirty, paint on radiator gone. Original mileage. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $311,035. One of the ultimate 1970s sports cars, designed by Marcello Gandini. In eight years of production, just 421 built. Three bidders on the phone pushed this one-owner car way over its high estimate of $205k. A lot of money for its condition. #7-1976 MASERATI MERAK SS coupe. all clean presentation. ASI Gold certification. Offered at no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,523. This Italian-built Mini was better finished than the British original. The little leather steering wheel is a bit horizontal, giving an unusual driving position, but it gives great driving pleasure at a modest price. Fair both ways. #33-1975 FERRARI 308 GT4 2+2 coupe. S/N 9796. Red/red/black leather. Odo: 86,270 km. Benefited from a complete and high-level restoration last year, with bills totaling well over $50k. Work included bodywork, mechanicals, brakes, suspension and even wiring harnesses. Interior is still original with nicely patinated black upholstery. Carpets slightly threadbare in places. Clean engine bay. Shod 102 S/N AM1221262. Red/gray leather. Odo: 43,304 km. The most powerful version of the Merak, with 3.0-L power. Body was completely redone in 1998, but paint is still shiny with right amount of patina. Good gaps, good chrome and rubber. Wheels are a bit shiny for my liking. Nice interior with the second version of the dashboard, with oval dials. Interior is said to be restored and looks attractive apart trim linings still covered in protective plastic. Optional a/c. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $229,895. Striking color combo and a time-warp machine. This left me speechless. But then again, what can you do with it? Putting extra miles on such an original car feels like a sin to me. It has all the qualities to become a trailer queen. Sold well over high estimation of $205k and rightly so. #50-1981 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 34619. Red/black leather. Odo: 24,940 km. In the same hands for 26 years. Well-maintained carburetor version in classic colors. Good paint and panel fit. Clean interior with nice patina. Carpets with huge Prancing Horses are not standard. Period radio. Engine bay looks well maintained. Odo has been around once for sure. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $365,127. 1981 was the last year for the carbureted models before a switch to fuel injection, but it seems these are more sought-after. I’d call this fairly well bought. #12-1986 FERRARI 328 GTS Spider. S/N ZFFWA20B000064833. Red/black leather. Odo: 90,837 km. Two-owner car with low mileage. Well preserved, with a few touch-ups at the corners. Black paint on mir- Sports Car Market

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rors fading. Targa top painted red. Paint flaking on some wheels. Black interior in remarkable condition, down to the carpets. service at an expense of over $23k by marque specialist Toni Sissini. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $446,267. Sold new in Switzerland in 1988, but according to its chassis number, it is a 1985 model, and according to Sissini, one of the first Quattrovalvoles. Color combo not to everybody’s liking. Sold just under high estimate and almost $135k over Lot 9, the 25th Anniversary Countach. A lot of money. #9-1989 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH Clean engine bay. Comes with service and user manuals, complete toolkit and a spare exhaust. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $100,072. There is a healthy market for these Pininfarina-designed “Magnum P.I.” Ferraris. The 328s are doing especially well. This was a very fine example ticking most boxes. Price paid was not cheap, but still In the current market range. #49-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFTA17B000063909. Eng. # F113A00604. Silver metallic/red leather. Odo: 51,515 km. Striking color combination with paint in excellent condition. Desirable early model with one side-view mirror. Well-kept interior in line with mileage. Good panel fit and rubber. Engine bay clean with recently serviced engine, including new cam belts. Dutch papers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $203,983. Prices for Testarossas are catching up lately after lagging behind other Ferraris for quite a long time. This one was in superb condition and ticked all the boxes. And for once, it wasn’t red. Market-leading price. Well sold. #35-1988 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH 5000 Quattrovalvole coupe. S/N ZA9C005A0GLA12909. White/red leather. Odo: 28,979 km. Mileage believed original. Excellent condition inside and out, with striking red interior as-new. Underwent a full and thorough and hard to fault. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,149,475. Basically a race car for the road, and built to commemorate 40 years of Ferrari. The last Ferrari released during Enzo’s lifetime, too. This car was in exceptional condition, and it is a model in strong demand. The highest price of the sale, but still slightly well bought. October 2015 engine with lots of chrome and Edelbrock Torker intake manifold. Redline Firestone Super Sports look too old to be safe. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $81,139. You don’t see these often at auction in Europe unless they are imported to make some extra profit on the exchange rate between the dollar and euro. Economics being what they are, we will see less and less of them, I guess. This one received a top-class restoration in the U.S. Sold well over high estimate of $74k but looks justified to me. © 103 safety belt. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $311,035. This version was produced to celebrate the 25th year of the Lamborghini brand. It is also the last evolution of the Countach, the most complete, just before the launch of the Diablo. Oddly enough, it is also the Countach with the highest production figure at 657. Three bidders on the phone fought to have it. Final price is high, in my opinion, but confirms the trend for these road-legal UFOs, as auctioneer Poulain put it. #11-1991 FERRARI F40 coupe. S/N ZFFGJ34B000089385. Rosso Corsa/ red carbon & cloth. Odo: 8,567 km. Low-mileage car in showroom condition. First registered in Germany. Two-owner car. Last serviced in April of this year with refurbished valve gear and new water pump. Full history TOP 10 No. 5 25th Anniversary coupe. S/N ZA9C005A0KLA12589. Red/cream leather. Odo: 33,212 km. Low-mileage example with full history and three previous owners. Excellent condition throughout. Only remark is a Lambo sticker on the tunnel at the driver’s side to hide some damage to the leather, caused by the #46-1994 LANCIA DELTA Integrale Evo II hatchback. S/N ZLA831ABO00583923. Giallo Ginestra/black leather. Odo: 52,139 km. Limited-edition “Giallo Ginestra,” the ultimate edition of the ’Grale. One of 220 produced. Paintwork well preserved but for some small runs. Special-order interior with leather Recaros with yellow stitching instead of alcantara. Beige-colored instruments also differ. Lancia has confirmed these specifics as well as the authenticity of the car. Aftermarket Sparco steering wheel. Recently serviced, including a replaced turbo and gearbox. Carpets with HF logo. Bridgestone rubbers good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $79,097. The Delta Integrale has a strong following in Europe. But most of the cars coming to the market have been put to the test by their owners. This one looked well cared for. It went as expected past high estimate of $68,400, but I’ll call this still well bought, because it’s a true collector’s car. AMERICAN #59-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S109036. Eng. # 5109036F0127HF. Black/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 55,213 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Shiny black paint with some flaking on the edges. Good panel fit and gaps. Shiny brightwork. New canvas hood hidden under steel cover. Large black sidepipes. Wellkept interior with correct vertical radio. Shiny

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Leake Tulsa, OK Leake Auction Company — Tulsa 2015 A 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL shared the high-sale spot with a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T, both sold at $165k Company Leake Auction Company Date June 5–7, 2015 Location Tulsa, OK Auctioneers Brian Marshall, Jim Richie, Bobby Ehlert Automotive lots sold/offered 513/689 Sales rate 74% Sales total $11,644,820 High sale 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL and 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T (tie), sold at $165,000 Buyer’s premium Better-than-new recent restoration and a condition rating of 1, this 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL convertible sold at $165,000 Report and photos by Andy Staugaard Market opinions in italics T ulsa is noted for being the financial capital of the oil industry in Oklahoma. Despite the deflated oil price months, Leake saw strong results a Tulsa sale, indicating that the collec ket in Tulsa is doing just fine. Of 6 crossed the block, 513 found new owners, resulting in a 74% sell-through rate and $11.6m in sales. Two of the top four car sales were European: a 1959 MercedesTulsa, OK Benz 190SL that sold at $165k and a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG convertible that sold for $160k. On the American side, a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T tied the 190SL at $165k, and a 1966 Shelby GT350 H sold for $133k. On Friday and Saturday, American muscle dominated the numbers as well as the bidding. But on Sunday, a special no-reserve auction was held for 150 cars from the Klairmont Kollection, located in Chicago. Most of these cars were of European descent, including examples from Alfa Romeo, Austin, Bentley, BMW, Daimler, DeLorean, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Volkswagen. Bidding was brisk on the dual auction lanes. On the low side for the Kollection was a 1980 Triumph TR7 convertible that sold for $2,970; on the high side was a 1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi at $44k. Many of these cars sold under $20k, but they had been in storage for a while and running status was unknown. One car that really caught my eye was a 1948 Sales Totals $12m $10m 1948 MG TC roadster, sold at $28,050 106 MG TC convertible that crossed the block on Saturday. This classy old car had been restored to mint condition, and it sold for just $28k, well below its market value. I wish I’d had a bidder’s pass, because it would sure look good in my collection. ♦ $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 10%, included in sold prices Sports Car Market

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Leake Tulsa, OK ENGLISH #2444-1948 MG TC roadster. S/N XPAC4445. Red/black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 3,925 km. An older restoration still in outstanding condition. The paint, chrome and trim are bright and shiny. The interior shows some wear consis- BEST BUY with the doors creaking and clicking when opened and closed. The underside shows rust. The engine bay is fair, with rust around the water pump. Evidence of a recent rebuild on the front end with new shocks and springs. The original interior, tonneau cover and glass are all worn consistently with age and mileage. The chrome and trim are fair to good. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,500. The TR6 was built 1969–76 and was a best-seller, with 94,619 produced. It featured an inline 6 and 4-speed manual transmission. Today, they go between $12k and $20k. This one, being not much more than a big-bumper daily driver, should have sold at the lower end of this range. Well sold. tent with age. The engine bay and underside are neat and clean. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,050. Restored to superb condition and would look good in anyone’s collection. The hammered price was well below market, offering great upside potential. Great buy. #759-1951 MG TD roadster. S/N TD13375. Green/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 1,985 miles. Looks all-original. The paint shows nicely with some scratches and chips, consistent with age. The chrome and trim are scratched and pitted. The top needs to be replaced. The interior is in good condition, considering age. The engine bay and underside The glass is clear. The top is in good condition. The engine bay and underside need to be cosmetically restored. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,550. Needs some TLC. With a little elbow grease and detailing, it will make a very nice driver. The miles are low, and it should give the buyer many years of fun driving. Slightly well sold. need to be detailed. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,300. This car is from the Klairmont Kollection and sold at no reserve. It looked to me that most of the cars from this collection had been in storage for quite a while. The car sold almost $10k below low market value, so I am sure that its running condition was a concern. Well bought, especially if it runs well. #157-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF24403U0. Red/black/black leather. Odo: 24,939 miles. The original paint has numerous chips and scratches. The fit is fair, GERMAN #2470-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7501915. Ivory/blue cloth/ blue leather. Odo: 97,631 miles. Looks better than new. Recent restoration and perfect all around. The paint, chrome, trim, interior, engine bay and underside are all fabulous. I did not see mention of a hard top. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $165,000. I had no choice but to rate it a 1, which equates to national show standard. The car sold very recently at Worldwide’s May #744-1991 JAGUAR XJS convertible. S/N SAJTW4840MC176353. Red/black cloth/ tan leather. Odo: 30,438 miles. It appears that this car has been in storage for a while and could use a professional cleaning and detailing throughout. The paint is in good condition for its age, with minor scratches and swirls. The chrome and trim are good but need buffing. sale in Montgomery, TX, for $115,500, which our reporter called “well bought” (SCM# 264879)—and this sale proves just how right he was. #203-1970 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER camper bus. S/N 2302118141. Red/beige cloth. Odo: 52,461 miles. Equipped with sink, refrigerator, fold-down table/bed and AC power hookup. Repaint shows a lot of orange peel but still looks good at 20 feet. The panel fit is good all around. However, much of the window rubber is cracked. Not much chrome, but the chrome it has is in good condition. The glass needs buffing and cleaning. The parking-light lenses are cracked. The interior is neat and clean. The engine bay is neat and clean. The engine has 2,000 miles since rebuild. The exhaust pipes and muffler are rusty, and the underside is dirty. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. These “bay window” campers were very popular in period and are appreciating now as collectibles (well behind the earlier “split windows,” though). The auction listing states that the “current owner is the 2nd owner since 1990.” It appears from condition that this is the case. The SCM Pocket Price Guide values the 1968–71 Transporter at $26k–$47k, so the seller made the right decision not to take the bait. #2474-1974 PORSCHE 911S coupe. S/N 9114300124. Ice Green Metallic/blue leather. Odo: 54,461 miles. Appears to be mostly original. The paint is outstanding for its age and mileage. The interior has been well cared for and shows little wear. The engine bay is neat and clean. The underside is clean but slightly rust-coated. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,000. Assuming it runs out well, this car should make a great driver for many years to come. Displacement increased in 1974, and fuel injection was added. The car has been very well taken care of. The SCM Pocket Price Guide gives these a market range of $20k–$30k, but values are on the move. Well bought and sold. 108 Sports Car Market

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Leake Tulsa, OK #475-1986 PORSCHE 911 cabriolet. S/N WP0EB0913GS170203. Guards Red/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 45,485 miles. The paint on this car still shows well. The fit is good all around. The interior is very good, consistent with its mileage. The tinted glass is clear. The underside is dirty and shows some rust. I could not access the engine bay, but it looks clean in the photo. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $38,500. The auction listing states that the 45k miles are actual miles and that it has only had two owners since it was new. It has obviously been well taken care of. It should make a nice driver for years to come. Fair price to buyer and seller. ITALIAN #806-1957 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider custom. S/N AR149502951. Yellow/ black cloth. Odo: 10,027 miles. The yellow paint is said to be original, with chips and scratches. Black bumpers and trim. Custom roll bar, suspension upgrade. The seats need to be replaced, but rest of interior is in good condition. The windshield glass is clear. The engine bay and underside are dirty and need to be detailed. Upgraded with 2.0-L engine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,925. Alfa purists won’t approve, but hey—it’s a running Giulietta Spider for less than $13k. No harm done. #810-1980 FERRARI 308 GTSI Spyder. S/N ZFFAA02A6A0034437. Red/black leather. Odo: 55,233 miles. The paint is just fair, with blemishes and scratches throughout. The right door does not close, and the trim is scratched throughout. The interior is rough and needs restoration. The seats are worn and severely cracked. The engine bay is dirty and needs detailing. The underside is dirty and needs at least a good cleaning. No maintenance records visible. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $44,000. A mediocre driver at best. This car last sold for $25k in 2012 at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach (SCM# 197557). Prior to that it was a no-sale at Mecum Kissimmee in January of 2012 at $30k (SCM# 200371) and at Hollywood Wheels Palm Beach 2011 at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 190127). Today it sold at the high end of its market value. Well sold. #466-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A40080111. Blu Sera/ tan leather. Odo: 34,269 miles. Looks to be an older repaint that shows well with minor scratches. Engine bay is dirty, needing detailing. The interior is in good condition, consistent with age and mileage. Tinted glass is unmarred. The underside is clean. No service or maintenance records observed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $81,950. This is really a nice car that would make a good driver, assuming that it runs out well. Given its condition and lack of service records, the hammered price was about right, somewhere in the middle of “nice driver” money. Buyer and seller should go home happy. AMERICAN #2469-1937 CORD 812 Supercharged phaeton. S/N FC2830. Black/white canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 14,477 miles. A real-deal barn find with lots of dirt and patina. According to the auction listing, this belonged to Glenn Pray (a pioneer of the replica car movement) and was recently found in a barn after 45 years. The paint and interior are actually in decent condition. The instrument panel is still crisp, and the leather seats and door panels are in great condition. The top is dirty but in good 110 Sports Car Market

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Leake Tulsa, OK condition. The chrome is a bit dull and pitted but can be buffed out or rechromed. The engine is rusted and not running. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $104,500. Pray purchased the car in 1953 and bought the company in 1960 to make replica Cords. In restored condition, this could be worth $200k or more, so the buyer will never lose any money. My recommendation is to get the engine running and do a cosmetic cleanup. They are only original once. #473-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC57A115365. Matador Red/ white vinyl/red & gray vinyl. Odo: 2,075 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older rotisserie restoration still shows very well. The paint and trim have some minor scratches. The fit is excellent with new door and window seals. The chrome looks like jewelry. The engine bay is like new, and the underside quality matches oversize wheels on the rear. The car includes its owner and service manuals. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,775. Studebaker was ahead of its time in styling when it introduced the Hawk series in 1956. The Silver and Golden Hawks were introduced in 1957. The Silver Hawk did not have the two-tone paint, chrome detail and supercharger of its 1958 senior brother, the Golden Hawk. This President version of the Silver Hawk had a 289/225 engine and books between $23k and $35k, per the SCM Pocket Price Guide. Well bought. #2471-1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62 custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 59G032227. Seminole Red/red leather. Odo: 241 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nut-and-bolt restoration in 2014. New additions include four-wheel disc brakes, air suspension with new shocks, and a powder-coated frame. The paint is like new. The chrome and trim are bright and beautiful. It has new window and door seals which make the fit perfect. The engine and transmission seats. The underside is nicely restored. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,300. This is a really nice GTO done in an attractive color combination. The market for 1967 GTOs has been good, and this one should have some upside potential. Well bought. #2453-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUN- NER 2-dr hard top. S/N RM21V0A149289. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 90,589 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Nice car, fresh repaint. The door fit is good and tight with new window and door seals. The engine bay is nicely restored. The interior is restored to original condition. The underside is restored but dripping the topside. The interior is marvelous. It is optioned with fender skirts, spinner hubcaps, rear Continental kit and much more. It also has its original working clock. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. One of the nicest ’57 Chevys that I have seen. The iconic one-year styling of the ’57 will always make it a collectible. The only disappointment is that this one did not sell. The only thing that might have held it back was the lack of documentation. Right buyer wasn’t in the room. #169-1958 STUDEBAKER SILVER HAWK coupe. S/N G1420816. Dark blue/ blue & white vinyl. Odo: 82,149 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Older repaint is dull, with orange peel, scratches, and chips. The chrome and trim are dull, with numerous scratches. The interior has been restored with new seats and includes the original radio and new gauges. I could not get the hood open to inspect the engine bay; however, the auction listing states “500 miles since overhauled.” fluid. New correct tires with raised white lettering contrast nicely with the bright blue paint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $68,200. A great example of the legendary Road Runner. The optional 440 Six Pack engine package makes this one a tough muscle car. Market-correct price for a numbers-matching example, assuming that it is one. have been rebuilt. The engine bay and underside are immaculate. Its mag wheels and fender skirts really set it off. I would love to have this car in my garage. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. This is one gorgeous car. There is really nothing I could find to hold it back except that it is a Series 62 coupe and not an Eldorado convertible. Although it is a custom rebuild, it still retains its ‘59 Cadillac looks. The high bid was a fair offer. #183-1967 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr sedan. S/N 242077K129251. Gulf Turquoise/white vinyl/turquoise vinyl. Odo: 36,500 miles. 400ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. This GTO is optioned with power steering, power brakes and automatic transmission. It has an older repaint that still shows well at 20 feet but at five feet shows chips, bubbles and scratches. The glass and chrome are excellent, but the door trim needs restoration. The right door fit has some inter- #2480-1971 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T convertible. S/N JH27L1B150497. Citron Yella/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 42,950 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Fresh repaint. The chrome and trim are bright and shiny. The engine bay is nicely restored. The underneath is clean but dripping some oil. The interior is fresh, showing wear consistent with age. The convertible top appears to be in good shape, but the door trim needs repair. The fit is good. Nice mags and new tires show well. Cond: 2-. The question is this: Exactly what was overhauled? The underside is clean. There are 112 ference. The car has a new vinyl top and new radial tires. The interior is very nice with new SOLD AT $60,500. VIN shows this car was born with a 2-bbl 383 engine. The auction listing states “date-code correct 440-ci Six Pack V8.” Of course, this does not mean that it is the original engine. The auction listing also states “R/T side stripes and black hood accent stripes.” Notice that it doesn’t say this is an R/T car, only that it has R/T stripes. This goes to show that you need to do your research before bidding. I think this car should sell somewhere between a 383 Challenger and a 440 Six Pack Challenger R/T, and it did. Very well sold. © Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. Silverstone Auctions — The May Sale A shiny 1952 Land Rover 80-inch sold for $62k — the highest price yet for a Series I Company Silverstone Auctions Date May 23, 2015 Location Northamptonshire, U.K. Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered 64/78 Sales rate 81% Sales total $5,316,543 High sale 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, sold at $439,882 Buyers’ premium Sold more than $17k over the $44k top estimate — 1952 Land Rover Series I 80-inch utility, sold at $61,583 Report and photos by Paul Hardiman Market opinions in italics T he biggest news at Silverstone’s May Sale was almost $230k for a rotten ’75 Porsche 911 Carrera. You might have thought, as I did, that its only value was as a parts donor for a ’73 RS 2.7 lookalike, but the new owner reckons it’ll be restored as-is. So it’s official: bigbumper Porsches have gone mad too. In other Porsche news, a low-mileage 1989 911 Speedster 3.2 with wide Turbo body sold for $225k, almost $40k more than its lowest estimate, and high money of the sale was $440k for a 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, almost $50k more than the pre-sale estimate. Silverstone always offers a few modern supercars among the classics — it’s a market that boss Nick Whale knows well, and it helps boost the numbers. Alongside the GT2, a 2009 Ferrari F430 Scuderia with just 85 kilometers from new sold for almost $380k. But a gamble with race cars didn’t pay off. They are always a hard sell at Northamptonshire, U.K. auction, and a pair of GT3 coupes, a 2008 Dodge Viper and a 2012 Aston Martin Vantage all went home unsold. Following the record price paid for a very low-mileage Ferrari Testarossa at Race Retro earlier in the year, Silverstone has brought a few TRs and derivatives to each sale. Here a 1986 “flying mirror” sold for $150k, more than $35k over its lower estimate, and an ’89 redhead went for $204k. Silverstone ran out of good luck with its string of XJ 220s, as the latest example, a low-mileage 1994 car, was bid only to $345k — about $50k short of buying it. But building on previous success, the com- Top seller — 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS coupe, sold at $439,882 114 pany sold a beautifully kept and restored 1978 Ford Capri 3.0S V6 for a strong $37k. And yet again, Silverstone found a shiny early Land Rover to sell, the restored 1952 80-inch hitting the highest price for a Series I yet, going more than $17k over estimate to sell for $62k. And an almost-mint 1980 Ford Escort Mk 2 1600 Ghia with only 3,243 miles (a 4-door, note) fetched RS Mexico money at $25k. ♦ Sales Totals $6m $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.64) Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. ENGLISH #337-1952 LAND ROVER SERIES I 80-inch utility. S/N 26103530. Eng. # 26106279. Green/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 13,828 miles. Done by one of the best-regarded experts in the business, but just looks over-restored. Like new, everything better than shiny repaint, new wheels, well-creased leather. Now runs a mildly hopped-up motor from an XK 140, plus 5-speed transmission. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $87,976. Priced right for auction, much, much less than retail, where nearer £90k ($140k) is the norm in the U.K. So expect to see it pop up again soon. #372-1958 MGA 1600 Mk I roadster. S/N HDR4355519. Dark blue/red leather. Odo: 485 miles. Shinily restored, but paint is a bit orange-peeled, and that mesh grille is mildly nasty. Leather is unworn. Moto-Lita wheel. Decent top. As a 1958 car, it would have been a 1500, confirmed by the chassis number, which is in the late 1958 range, but it wears 1600 Mk I taillights/indicators which first appeared in May 1959. Anyway, all a bit academic, as it runs an 1800 motor from an MGB, built by noted tuner Oselli, plus telescopic rear factory. Tires are unused, chassis is shiny. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,583. Needs to weather a bit. But sold more than $17k over the $44k top estimate and £1,225 ($1,900) more than the last shinily restored 80-inch Landie that Silverstone sold in November 2014 (SCM# 256657), so there’s consistency for you. #387-1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE sedan. S/N B113SP. Silver gray/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 73,217 miles. Rebuilt, repainted Tudor Gray over Shell Gray, rechromed, retrimmed... It appears to have had the lot. Very good appearance with straight body and even paint. One or two small chips at door bottoms don’t seem to matter. Newish leather, modern stereo. dampers. Mileage is since restoration in 2002. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $31,671. Export model, so always LHD, originally supplied to the U.S. in Old English White. Aside from that grille, the upgrades are sensible ones, and outwardly indistinguishable from standard. But the result was to lower the price to something of a bargain in A terms, and reverting to the Mk I grille (which is the most elegant) wouldn’t be hard, so I reckon the buyer’s got a bit of a winner here. #319-1961 BENTLEY S2 Continental Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $59,824. Sold in middle of $55k–$66k estimate range, and compared with recent retail prices, that looks about right. I recently drove one almost as nice from a dealer, who was asking $6k more, so I’ll call this in line with market values. BEST BUY #335-1958 JAGUAR XK 150 coupe. S/N S824475DN. Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 39,068 miles. Thick, Flying Spur 2-dr sedan. S/N BC47LBY. Metallic green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 1,564 km. Flying Spur is a 4-door Conti and always cheaper than a 2-door. Straight with good door fit, recent paint is slightly orange-peely, good chrome, lightly worn leather. Decent refinished dash and timber door cappings. Original Radiomobile, and electric windows from new. these are still less than half the price of a 2-door Continental, making them look quite the bargain. #375-1964 AUSTIN MINI Cooper 2-dr sedan. S/N KA2S4533748. Eng. # 9FASAH2174. Green/green vinyl. RHD. Odo: 10,370 miles. Described in the catalog as an Austin, but chassis number and badges say it’s a Morris, starting life as a 998-cc Cooper. Restored and now with 1,420-cc motor. Repro interior, original steering wheel, white dials. Adjustable-camber rear subframe. One ding in right rear hubcap. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $36,070. Strong money for a non-S Cooper, but perhaps condition and spec mattered more to the buyer here than the last word in originality. Well sold, in the middle of the projected estimate range. #360-1966 MORRIS MINI Cooper S 2-dr sedan. S/N KA2S48972. Eng. # 9FDSAH18972. Blue/gray & gold vinyl. RHD. Odo: 43,622 miles. Originally 998-cc Cooper (and if you believe the engine number, which looks suspiciously similar to the chassis number, the lump came from a Mk II). Nicely re- stored to Cooper S spec. Repro interior just completed by the smell of it. Sits on repro Minilites. Mountney wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,350. Price paid was just within the expected range, but this is good going for an S clone, even if it started as a real Cooper. Well sold. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $158,357. Delivered to Continental (hah!) Europe when new and being sold by the original owner’s grandson. Mulliner body is the best on these and helps the price over the $140k top estimate here, but 116 #351-1967 AUSTIN MINI Cooper racer. S/N CA2S71029001A. Primrose/black velour. RHD. Odo: 13,082 miles. Well-prepared racer sitting on repro rose-petal wheels and running a Swiftune 1,293-cc motor, but a few bits on it such as 4-pot front brakes (and probably the KAD rear anti-roll bar; possibly the adjustable-camber rear subframe, which is a bit of a gray area) will keep it out of FIA events, as might the original year of manufacture. I Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. the rise of SIs helps explain that. But the whitewalls had me thinking of the badly overdubbed SIII driven by Twiggy in “The Blues Brothers.” #385-1973 ROLLS-ROYCE COR- NICHE convertible. S/N DRH15368. Metallic blue/cream vinyl/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 74,670 miles. Recent paint, newish leather, excellent veneers, decent chrome. Said to have stacks of bills, which lends confidence wonder why build it this way? Still road registered and legal, though. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,507. All the expensive hardware is there, so only a couple of thousand would likely make it eligible for an FIA Historic Technical Passport, if that’s your bag. If not, there are still some series that would have it, and there’s always hillclimbing, so at less than the sum of its parts, or about the price of a really nice Cooper S before the massive expense of making it into a racer, it looks like a good buy. #314-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ839607. Ice Blue/blue leather. RHD. Fair original condition, though may have been repainted in its original Ice Blue at some earlier point; some paint is lifting off the hood and front fenders. when contemplating one of these complex old Shudders or their derivatives. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $67,743. I’d call this strongly sold because you could have had the same for under £30k ($47k) not too long ago... but it was broadly in line with Silverstone’s $62k–$70k estimate. #309-1974 FORD ESCORT RS2000 rally car. S/N BFATPB00462. Yellow/black velour. RHD. Fairly mild “club rally” prep with a real RS chassis number. Slightly wavy down the left side, as if it’s been rolled and straightened, or had new panels (highly likely in either case). Tires have rubbed rear arches. Motor is a mildly built Pinto, backed up by a Engine stock, interior not unduly worn, with Moto-Lita wheel and chrome mostly okay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,026. An unremarkable car that could be a driver or a restorer— but cheap for a Big Healey, even though sold over the top $39k estimate. #369-1969 JAGUAR XKE Series II 4.2 convertible. S/N 1R10082. Eng. # 7R64739. Dark green/green cloth/green leather. Odo: 100 miles. Concours-restored in past two years, but left on the Federal-spec twin Strombergs. Very straight and shiny, new chrome, new leather, new top. Mileage is since restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $134,605. Strong money for a Federal-spec car in the U.K., but Type 9 (Sierra) 5-speed. Lack of head restraints won’t impress the scrutineers, though. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,595. About the same mechanical spec as my Mk 1, and that’s plenty enough to have fun with. It’s cheap because it’s cosmetically not great and it’s not snorty enough to come anywhere in the results on a stage rally. Silverstone expected more, and I’d call this a bit of a deal at the price of a rough project RS2000. #364-1978 FORD CAPRI 3.0S coupe. S/N GAECUB08152. Black/tartan cloth. RHD. Odo: 25,648 miles. Nicely kept and lightly refurbed big Capri; last stop before the Cologne-engined 2.8i. Rockers and structure perfect, seat velour like new, though there are some dust marks in the repaint. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,950. Finally, a run-of-the-mill Capri gets Mexico money, surpassing the strong money Silverstone has made in the last October 2015 117

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. previous success with 220s, and the narrow estimate band they put on it, Silverstone probably thought they were on to a sure thing with this. GERMAN 12 months on other Mk 3s. Well sold, but very hard to find like this in sharp, solid—and most important—unmolested order. #307-1980 FORD ESCORT Mk 2 Ghia 1.6 sedan. S/N 6CAFACG030710. White/ black vinyl/brown velour. RHD. Odo: 3,243 miles. Doesn’t look like anything special from the other side of the room, but it’s very low mileage and very original—and rot-free. Still smells new inside, rides its original tires (so you definitely wouldn’t want to drive it anywhere), and the spare is unused. Engine bay is #340-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210425500514. Silver/blue cloth/blue plaid. Odo: 1,345 miles. Soft-top car, the 514th made, restored like a new pin by a U.K. 190SL specialist and sold straight from them. Faultless, but slightly antiseptic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $150,146. In Texas until 1994, then Norway. It was lined up right next to a very shabby but completely untouched barnfind example, which sported fabulous original leather. Market-correct transaction. grubby with Waxoyl, but that (and a life in a heated garage) is what’s saved it. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,633. This is the sort of money that rot-free 2-door 1600 Sports imported from South Africa have been getting, the ground not long ago vacated by the Mk Mexico. Except that this was a 4-door, and not one of the sporty models. Well sold, even if it is about as much use as a chocolate teapot. #354-1994 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220640. Green/beige leather. Odo: 4,239 miles. Very good, scuff-free and low mileage, interior basically unworn. Windshield not delaminating as badly as they usually do. Lots of new fuel pipes in evidence in engine bay confirms it’s had a new fuel system (expensively: about $30k), as required to recommission it. Full service history, books and #353-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104010025617. Pale blue/ blue hard top/red leather. Odo: 73,433 km. Very original barn-find hard-top car with a beautifully patinated leather interior that’s probably savable. Surface-rusted underneath, but structure looks solid. Chrome is dulled, but it’s all there—including ribbons tied to both door handles, so probably last used for a wedding. Webers replace original Solexes, as is common on these. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $79,179. Sold new in Paris, laid up in 1977. Parked right next to the restored-like-new one (Lot 340), and I found this one more appealing. Getting it to the same flawless state as the other would probably put you underwater, but suddenly the middle ground looks attractive. tools. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $345,000. Originally supplied to Switzerland. Talked up to £220k ($345k), but not sold against an estimate of £240–£260k ($370k–$400k). Given 118 #320-1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304222006766. Purplebrown/black cloth/beige vinyl. Odo: 71,992 miles. All a bit grim with terrible paint. Generally looks and feels unloved, but although there’s surface rust on the rockers, the rear chassis legs appear not to have been welded. Some roughly done rust repairs in front fenders. Chrome is fair and no more, with one taillamp cracked. Vinyl retrim baggy and soiled. Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. miles. MFI car, said to be one of 117 in RHD. Horribly neglected with fading paint, last on the road 2008 and looks as though it’s been left outside to rot in some undergrowth since. Sunroof has dropped a bit, interior not too bad... but it’s going to need a lot of structural work or a new shell. Rockers and rear fenders have gone. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $228,739. At suppose we have to call this market-correct for a low-miler. #334-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E Cosworth 2.3-16 sedan. S/N WDB2010341F24091. Black/plaid velour & black leather. Odo: 17,111 km. Low mileage, so looks as if it hasn’t had time or exposure on the road to promote the usual rot around the rear arches and door shuts, though it has been repainted in Incredibly, it’s claimed that £26k ($40k) has been spent on the mechanicals with marque expert John Haynes in the past two years, so it ought to drive like a dream. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $63,343. Remarkable price for condition. Well sold. I can’t see where you’d go with this one. It’s not far off the price of a nice car, and making it nice would put you well underwater. #317-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 se- dan. S/N 10001222001859. Metallic blue/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 68,885 km. Sitting on its bump stops, always a worrying sign with one of these, but otherwise better than it looks. Straight with fair paint; most chrome is okay, apart from one ding in left rear bumper. Leather a little worn, but all timber including first I thought that the value in this was as a mechanical donor to combine with an earlier shell to create an RS 2.7 clone, and even some of Silverstone’s staff thought the £95k–£110k ($150k–$170k) estimate range and the reserve were too high. But how wrong we were. It soared past that, and apparently it’s going to be restored. 1974 MFI Carreras have always held steady at about a third of the price of the '73s, but this ‘75 widens the boundaries. Very well sold, at a price that should have got you a nice example. #338-1984 PORSCHE 911 3.2 Carrera coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZES109581. Guards Red/black cloth. Odo: 28,644 km. Well kept, very original and nice to see one without the whale tail. Cloth interior unworn; catalog calls it “black ‘dust’ upholstery (a luxury cloth).” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $73,021. As with the the dash top is okay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $68,622. U.K.-supplied car, found in Austria in 2014 and re-imported. Given the huge $716k RM got for a damaged, incomplete barn-find LWB 600 at their 2014 Paris sale (SCM# 232187), a running SWB car at much less money looks a fair punt. As long as you don’t mind low-riders... #381-1975 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 coupe. S/N 9115600513. Eng. # 6650704. Green/black vinyl & cloth. RHD. Odo: 55,445 places. Interior is unworn. P6 on the spare is unused, looks to be the original. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $59,824. Said to have been a U.K.supplied car, but speedo is in km, and headlights are right-dipping, hence the tape masks. These have always been far cheaper than the rival BMW E30 M3—but not this one, offered at no reserve. #316-1989 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N WP0ZZZ91ZKS152424. Guards Red/ cream leather. RHD. Odo: 8,165 miles. Turbobodied car (like most of them). Another of the crop of low-mileage 3.2 Carrera-based Speedsters that have been hiding away, now released small-bumper cars, it’s hard to keep up with 3.2 and SC values. Last time I looked, they were under £30k ($46k). Now the numbers are the same, but in pounds instead of dollars. I back on to the market in a gentle trickle. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $225,219. And since that trickle hasn’t become a deluge, the market’s not too flooded yet, so prices stay consistent, climbing gently from £90k to £100k ($150k– $165k) to here in the past two years. #341-2010 PORSCHE 911 GT2 RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZBS776399. Black/ red & black leather. RHD. Odo: 16,000 miles. Like new, when it cost £165k ($255k)... This one has carbon front wings, trunk lid and center console. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $439,882. One of 16 cars sold in the U.K. This is Silver- 120 Sports Car Market

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Silverstone Northamptonshire, U.K. stone boss Nick Whale’s kind of car, as he races 911s and in a previous life ran high-end sports car dealerships, so the company knows the territory and always does well with late Porsche supercars. On the money, but as a late-model known quantity, it’s hard to see how it could have been anything else. ITALIAN #371-1969 LANCIA FLAVIA 2000 coupe. S/N 820030002014. Dark blue/black leather. Odo: 11,575 km. Second-gen Flavia (with the more elegant styling). Restored and appears straight and rotfree. New black leather, new chrome, decent exhaust. This is a late car, and shield on grille means it’s most likely an HF, so fuel injection BEST BUY #366-1978 FERRARI 308 GTS Spider. S/N F106A24635. Yellow/black leather. RHD. Odo: 85,891 miles. Restored and repainted, big chin spoiler and 16-inch wheels. Wellcreased leather, now with “black box” tools. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $149,560. Supplied new to Switzerland. Following the dizzy world-record $311k paid for a delivery-mileage TR at Silverstone’s Race Retro sale a few months ago (SMC# 257294), this is where the real market for a used car is this month. #321-1989 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSA17S000081289. Red/cream leather. Odo: 10,254 km. Twin-mirror TR in good, unscuffed, low-mileage order. With full service history, books and tools. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $204,105. Delivered new to Switzerland, more recently in Portugal. Five years electronic ignition, although original coils and distributor come with the car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $95,014. Sold for more than Silverstone was expecting, but commensurately lower than the other GTS in the room, Lot 356. Both market-correct for mileage and condition. rather than single Solex. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,003. If you want almost Ferrari GTE looks, front-wheel drive and proper engineering... look no further. Sorta like a big Fulvia. These have come up in the world but are still cheap for an elegant, coachbuilt Italian, mostly because so many are underpowered rustbuckets. Let go significantly under the tooambitious $22k–$28k estimate, but probably a sleeper. #303-1972 FIAT 500F 2-dr sedan. S/N 110F3038779. Dark blue/red vinyl. RHD. Odo: 16,548 miles. Low-mileage and wellkept Fiat-produced 500 (rather than SiciliFiat or Autobianchi). Still with original tire on spare and has all its original paperwork. Fair Cond: 2. SOLD AT $124,926. Market-correct. This appears to be the money for a steel-bodied 308, with likely a little bit of breathing space for retail. As this one has no obvious needs and recent belts, and is the desirable early carb version, I’m going to go with slightly well bought in the current climate. #311-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFTA17S00066167. Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 73,000 km. Early TR with single mirror and knockoff wheels. Very tidy and unscuffed, leather only lightly worn. Originally white. With luggage set, books and older repaint, chrome flaking off plastic rear light plinths, motor a bit tatty, seat vinyl lightly worn. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,226. New Zealand-supplied car. Price feels high for condition, but you’re paying for low mileage and originality. 122 (they’re a bit big for English roads), so they retail for more than they do at home, where the dealer price of a Final Edition appears to be about $60k. In the weeks after the sale, a similar car, no. 324, was retailing at £45k ($69k) near Guildford, Surrey, so it was no surprise to see this very car advertised for £47,500 ($73k) in Weybridge, Surrey, on June 13. So, though it sold mid-estimate, it looks slightly cheap here—or the sellers are seeing how far they can push the boat out. © Sports Car Market #356-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS Spider. S/N F106AS28959. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 40,121 miles. Shinily repainted and very well presented. Leather newish, dash top lightly scratched. On 14-inch Campagnolo mags from new. Full history, books and tools. ago TRs and 512s were some of the cheapest V12 Ferraris you could buy, dipping under $60k at one point, which was about 50% more than the cheapest 308s. As the 308 has suddenly rehabbed itself, so has the TR—and it’s still something around 50% more than a steel 308. This one cost more than Lot 311 mostly due to its lowish mileage. AMERICAN #318-2002 DODGE VIPER GTS Final Edition coupe. S/N 1B3ER69E52V102639. Red/black leather. Odo: 86,050 miles. 8-L fuel-injected V10, 6-sp. No. 148 of the 360 run-out models. Very tidy and unscuffed, looks hardly used, leather just taking on a bit of slack in the seat bases, strangely more so on the passenger’s side. Imported from Massachusetts in 2006. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,945. Vipers are pretty rare in the U.K. in any form

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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN Motostalgia Brickyard Auction A 1932 V12 Cadillac Convertible Victoria stored for 40 years started right up, drove under its own power and sold for $308k Company Motostalgia Date June 12, 2015 Location Indianapolis, IN Auctioneer Peter Bainbridge Automotive lots sold/offered 65/106 Sales rate 61% Sales total $4,308,225 High sale 1932 Cadillac 370B V12 Convertible Victoria, sold at $308,000 Buyer’s premium Star attraction of the Texas barn-find cars — 1932 Cadillac 370B Convertible Victoria, sold at $308,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Dan Grunwald Market opinions in italics H istoric race cars roared past Motostalgia’s Brickyard Auction, held in conjunction with the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s vintage races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this June. It was exciting as well as deafening at times. This was the second SVRA race session at Indy and the first Motostalgia event at this location. The mix of cars offered was wide. Of 106 consignments, 49 were American, and 24 of those were pre-1955. Thirteen of the offerings were 1980s vintage or later. The auction also featured numerous race cars in categories Indianapolis, IN including Sports, NASCAR, and Indy — a perfect mix for the venue. Motostalgia produced a fine, full-sized color catalog with pre-sale estimates and history for each car. There were 31 with estimates over $100k, and 20 failed to reach the reserve prices. This was a bit disappointing, as the higher-end cars were mostly good examples, but star cars with racing pedigree that aren’t street-drivable can be a tough sell. Also, many race fans seemed to spend their time on the track rather than at the auction. There were some good buys and some crazy sales. One of the race cars that surprised was a 1995 Lola T9500 Cosworth driven by Scott Sharp in two Indy 500 races. It had a pre-sale estimate of $210k–$250k, ut it sold at just $93,500. On the other side was an original 1,300-mile Datsun 280Z that sold for $50k — a record for a non-competition Z car, and it was even a 2+2. I was enamored with a wonderful little 1956 BMW Isetta 300 that sold for $40,700. The big news for this sale was the Barn Find Collection of Texas, consisting of five American cars and one travel trailer. The ages of the cars ranged from 1908 to 1938, and they had been in storage for over 40 years. The owner originally collected them when he lived in Wisconsin and brought them with him when he moved to Texas in the 1970s. He stored them in a dry wooden building. Like many of us, he had plans to restore them. Like many of us, he didn’t get around to it. And now it was time for someone else to try. The star of the collection was a 1932 V12 Cadillac Convertible Victoria. Of four 1,354-mile 1976 Datsun 280Z 2+2 fastback sold at $50,050, a record for a non-competition Z car 126 Convertible Victorias built in 1932, it was the only one with V12 power, and after 40 years of storage, it reportedly started right up and drove under its own power. The car sold at $308k, earning deserved high-sale honors for the day. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN ENGLISH #164-1935 MORGAN SUPER SPORT 3-wheel roadster. S/N D402. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 27 miles. Some dents visible in the chrome radiator-surround; some paint chips show on the edge of the right fender edge. The ash frame looks solid. Looks to be the original V-twin engine. Also sports a Moto 446 miles. The chrome looks all new but shows a few dents in the radiator-surround. New good quality paint and new vinyl interior. Equipped with driving lights. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $28,050. A nice car with solid-closing doors that looks ready to go tour. Bought at a bargain price for the new owner. #101-1958 MORRIS MINOR 1000 2-dr sedan. S/N FBB43573513. Gray/red vinyl. Odo: 45,357 miles. The quickie paint shows most imaginable flaws, and most of the chrome has pitting and some rust. There are new vinyl seat covers but no door panels. Meter radiator cap. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. Appears ready to drive or race if you can muster up the courage to race a threewheeler. The British built these three-wheelers to save on taxes, because they could license them as motorcycles as long as they didn’t have four wheels. I don’t remember the last time I saw one at auction. The seller and the new owner should both be happy with the sale today. #130-1950 JAGUAR MK V saloon. S/N T5745. Two-tone green/tan leather. Odo: 37,912 miles. Newer paint in pleasant colors and all-new chrome. The sunroof sags in the middle at the rear. There is a star crack in the hood paint. The leather seats are new and very plain with no stitching. New wool carpets. The interior wood is aging and needs refinishing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,250. Still has lots of needs, but most parts aren’t hard to find for these cars. A decent project if a driver is your goal. Well sold but no real harm either way. #176-1960 AC ACECA Bristol coupe. S/N BE771. Maroon/ivory leather. Odo: 81,551 miles. All-new chrome (plated over deep pits on both door handles), weatherstrips and trim. Original seats and new carpets. Variable hood gaps. Right door fits wide at bottom. Dents in the front bumper tubes. The paint and bodywork are just okay and could be much better on a car of this caliber. A period replacement engine and conversion to left-hand drive were accomplished during the restoration in could be raced today. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $2,000,000. After Granatelli ownership, this car was owned by Richard Petty, who painted it blue (naturally). Its present owner restored it with the help of Chapman at Lotus Cars and a number of enthusiastic engineers and friends who had vast knowledge of this historic race car. The cars were so fast that they were banned. When it no-saled at $1.3m at Barrett-Jackson this January, we called it “one of the most historically significant Indy cars of all time” (SCM# 6772560). That high bid makes this one look generous. #107-1973 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 convertible. S/N UD1S22118. Red/tan cloth/ tan leather. Odo: 15,370 miles. Gentle dent in the hood by the passenger’s side louvers and a couple of light stone chips on the windshield. The paint and chrome show very well, and the with the Pratt & Whitney gas turbine power plant featuring direct drive and 500 hp. Fourwheel drive and four-wheel disc brakes. The temp gauge goes to 12,000 degrees, and the two tachometers top out at 110,000 rpm. Spotless restoration that is fully functional and interior looks new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $79,200. Well restored to high factory standards. Presents very well with great colors and chrome wires. Sold at the top of the market and worth it. Clean engine. The wide whitewalls are showing some discoloration and cracking. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,550. Appears to be very driveable and will make a statement wherever it goes at a fraction of the cost of a Rolls or Mercedes. A decent buy for the new owner and fair to the seller as well. #172-1952 MG TD roadster. S/N TD10566. Ivory/black cloth/red vinyl. Odo: the 1980s. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. The lightweight aluminum body panels and fully independent suspension helped these cars post race wins throughout England and Europe in the 1960s. The limited production of 319 coupes doesn’t hurt the value or collector interest. Didn’t help today, though, as it failed to sell. Recently sold for $153k at Bonhams Paris in February (SCM# 257278), confirming that this should have been enough to buy it today. #161-1968 LOTUS TYPE 56 turbine racer. S/N ST6N74. Red/aluminum. MHD. One of three turbine race cars built and the only one not in a museum. Driven at Indy in 1968 by Graham Hill. Extensively researched and restored to its original 1968 specifications 128 Sports Car Market FRENCH #165-1925 BUGATTI TYPE 35 Pur Sang replica roadster. S/N 427BO. Black/ black leather. RHD. Some paint cracks on the body behind the seat. All body fitting bolts are safety-wired. The nickel-plated leaf springs and steering gear show some patina. Cableactuated brakes. Engine-turned dash with a

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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN modern Ford distributor mounted horizontally through the dash. Supercharged L-head aluminum 8-cylinder engine. Light aging visible throughout is just enough to make it look more like a real vintage Bugatti. Sold on bill of sale. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $230,000. Calling this car a “tribute” does it an injustice. This modern Bugatti is undoubtedly the best recreation anywhere. Built to exacting standards in Argentina by Pur Sang using hand labor and old-world craftsmanship along with their own castings and even their own tires, nothing else even comes close. 1,800 pounds with an aluminum body. Perfectly usable (Jay Leno owns and drives one) and worth this much or a little more. #124-1935 TALBOT LAGO T120 cab- riolet. S/N 85147. Black/tan cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 73,577 km. The chrome radiator shroud is very wavy, and there are a couple of dents in the panel above the rear-mounted spare tire. Some rust can be seen on the wheel of bright trim. The body panels all look factory-smooth and straight. The seat covers are unusual pattern cloth stuffed with a cotton batting. Looks fully ready to conquer the Sa- balanced. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $170,000. Good racing history from the 1970s and 1980s. A good candidate for vintage racing today. Lots of pre-sale interest here. I thought the SVRA vintage races taking place on the track here this week might sell this car, but the bidding stopped at $170k against a $270k–$290k reserve. Somewhere in the middle might have worked, but the offer was really too little. hara. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,000. Built in limited numbers for remote desert landscapes. It features two engines, one in front and another in the rear, each with its own gas tank. It looks and sounds a bit weird, and I would guess it drives weird, too. A Sahara sold for $94k at Bonhams’ 2008 Carmel sale (SCM# 117448), and another sold for $80k at Bonhams Boca Raton in 2013 (SCM# 215390), so this price was not out of line. GERMAN #141-1955 PORSCHE 356 Speedster. S/N 81114. Blue/black/black leather. Odo: 9,105 miles. Older paint shows lots of prep flaws and chips. There are visible paint bubbles on the rear of the right side door. The chrome is fair, and the trim is a bit dull. Dents in the license-plate light. Replacement engine from a 356C has been polished, ported and spokes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $198,000. A very sharp classic that still has a few items for the new owner to complete, but overall I would call it fairly bought and sold. #201-1963 CITROËN 2CV Sahara se- dan. S/N B3509. Gray/blue & white cloth. Odo: 5,820 miles. Recent restoration to 2CV standard with new paint and a couple of pieces #169-1956 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 495108. Black & white/black cloth/black & white cloth. Odo: 29 miles. Fresh, welldone restoration with new paint, chrome, interior, top and glass. Even the pedals are chromed. Desirable “Z” trim, bubble windows and sliding top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,700. A staple at nearly every auction today, as cute cars always seem to sell well. This is one of the nicest Isettas you will find anywhere. The quality did not escape notice, with spirited bidding from the start. Sold near the top of the market and worth the money. (Never thought I would say that about a $40k Isetta.) #168-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980427500239. Strawberry Red Metallic/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 34,489 miles. A recent complete overhaul including very high-quality paint, chrome, interior, top and a complete mechanical overhaul at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in California. Fitted with Rudge wheels and luggage that may not be original to this car. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,400,000. Fully and superbly restored inside and out. Flawless. Spent many years in Japan prior to being returned to the U.S. in 2005. Sold last August at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach sale for $1.7m with 34,471 miles on the odometer (SCM# 244988). Could not meet the reserve here, but I imagine we might see this car again in the future. #191-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 7502136. Gray/black cloth/ 130 Sports Car Market

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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN dark green leather. Odo: 44,383 miles. All chrome and most trim look new and fresh. Some pitting on the small top snap trims by the side windows. Nicely restored interior. Good-quality fresh paint with one edge chip on the hood. Good panel fit. A couple of stone chips and wiper scratches on the windshield. Optioned with a factory sunroof and a/c. Stated to have had a recent engine-out service. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Even with the recent interest in all things Porsche, it seems like this car should have found a new home at this high bid. #114-1989 PORSCHE 911 Speedster. S/N WP0EB0917K5173081. Black/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 16,057 miles. Excellent interior and paint. There is a star chip on the windshield; foggy headlamps. Optioned with cruise control, power and heated seats, headlight washers, Blaupunkt radio, a/c and rear luggage compartment in place of the rear Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. A quality restoration several years ago still holding up well. Looks ready to show and go. Failed to reach the current owner’s price expectation. The bid seemed light in today’s red-hot Mercedes “baby SL” market—except that it just sold at Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island in March for $92k (SCM# 264414). #135-1967 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE convertible. S/N 157344685. Red/white vinyl/ tan vinyl. Odo: 22,829 miles. Quality newer paint along with a new interior and soft top. New fender welts and weatherstripping. The left rear window crank is missing. Backup seats. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $175,000. The 1989 Speedster windshield was three inches lower than the cabriolet. In ’89 only 2,065 speedsters were built; reportedly just 823 imported into the States. The high bid here was $35k short, and the owner was wise to hold out for more in the current market. #138-1994 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AC296XRS480113. Black/black leather. Odo: 26,951 miles. Numerous paint flaws on the hood and chips on the wheel flares. The weatherstripping on the sunroof is bulging out, and the wheel centers have scratches on them. Desirable 3.6 turbo model. light option. Solid floor pans. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,100. Beautifully restored. If you ever wanted a VW Bug, this was the one to buy. Sold in 2012 at Barrett-Jackson Orange County for $21k (SCM# 209009) and offered at Mecum Kissimmee in January of 2015 with the same odometer reading, not sold at $24k (SCM# 264299). Fairly bought today. #132-1977 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N 9307800047. Black/black leather. Odo: 22,676 miles. One repaint from new that looks just a bit thick but is very shiny and reasonably smooth and spotless. The original seats still look nearly new. Aftermarket CD player. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $190,000. Stated in the catalog that this car was given a complete engine servicing by a marque specialist less than 200 miles ago. Not sold here against an overly optimistic $275k–$375k estimate. Fair offer. #149-2011 MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG Gullwing. S/N WDDRJ7HA9BA004982. Silver/red leather. Odo: 8,102 miles. Some heavily rubbed surfaces on the front-end clear vinyl protector pieces (hard to tell if the paint was damaged). A couple of dings show on the driver’s side rocker panel from the joy of entering and leaving a Gullwing car. Everything else shows as factory-new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $137,500. List on this car was 132 five auctions in the past two years. No-sale at $55k in AA Fort Lauderdale (SCM# 239345), at $52k at Mecum Kissimmee (SCM# 232349), at $57k at Mecum Schaumburg (SCM# 228629), and at $85k at Mecum Monterey in August of 2013 (SCM# 227487). Most recently, it sold at AA Auburn in May of 2014 for $64k (SCM# 243713), confirming this was plenty bid for a hot potato that we’ll see again soon. #142-1961 MORETTI MULTIPLA beach car. S/N 100D108103488. Green/ivory canvas/tan wicker. Odo: 38,574 miles. Said to have been discovered in Greece and restored in Italy with new body panels as needed. Fresh, good-quality paint and new chrome and trim. New, spotless wicker seats. Painted Bor- $229k. Four years and 8,102 miles later, it shows $91,500 in depreciation. Cost of ownership equates to $23k per year or about $11 per mile. Could be worse. The owner might have bought a Rolls. ITALIAN #119-1961 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA Spider. S/N AR170259. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 21,788 miles. Nice newer paint and chrome. Some light pitting on the windshield-surround and wiper scratches and a couple of stone chips on the front glass. Detailed engine. Light cracks on the steering wheel. New seats and carpet. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. A frequent flyer seen at rani wire wheels. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. The ultimate beach car in Europe, except for the salt air which can rust the body. Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Three oh-so-'80s Toyotas by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #261901009200. 1985 TOYOTA CRESSIDA sedan. S/N JT2MX73E1F0047438. 166,487 miles. Stock appearance except for wheels and stance. “2004 LM7 5.3L out of a Silverado, LS1 intake, 2005 GTO 6-speed transmission, complete functioning interior.” Condition:3. Three oh-so-'80s Toyotas by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #261901009200. 1985 TOYOTA CRESSIDA sedan. S/N JT2MX73E1F0047438. 166,487 miles. Stock appearance except for wheels and stance. “2004 LM7 5.3L out of a Silverado, LS1 intake, 2005 GTO 6-speed transmission, complete function- ing interior.” Condition:3. Motostalgia Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN The Italians did a masterful job of restoring it, though. I felt that the overly optimistic sale estimate of $75k–$95k may have kept bidders away. Watch for it in Monterey. (Just a guess.) #134-1970 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Day- tona Conversion Spyder. S/N 13533. Fly Yellow/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 62,829 miles. There is a small paint crack at the rear license-plate bolt and a couple of small chips elsewhere, but overall the paint and chrome look very sharp. Really good fit and finish on all body parts. Some light wrinkling on the SOLD AT $5,000. Drift enthusiast, ’90s kid and SCM IT Manager Brian Baker just bought a samegeneration Cressida after shopping hard for about a year. You should see the way his eyes light up when he talks about it — seriously. He thought this one looked like a decent buy. The price covers the drivetrain swap and labor with the car thrown in for free. eBay Motors, May 31, 2015. #221771354948. 1987 TOYOTA COROLLA FX16 GTS hatchback. S/N 1NXAE89G9HZ410266. 206,248 miles. “Family-owned California vehicle. Clean, all original, new 4AGE engine from Japan. 5-speed transmission, 16v DOHC 1.6-L 4-cyl, new brakes, new shocks, new tires. I recommend new paint job and clutch.” Condition: 3. the exception of the large paint bubbles on the top of the rear wing. Interior well kept and mostly original. Six Webers. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $365,000. These ’80s icons continue moving up in the market. High bid would’ve been all the money not that long ago. Today it was just fair against the optimistic pre-sale estimate of $445k–$485k. JAPANESE #110-1976 DATSUN 280Z 2+2 fastback. S/N GHLS30039610. Brown/brown vinyl. Odo: 1,354 miles. A hard-to-fault original documented 1,354-mile 280Z. The engine shows some driving dirt, but everything else looks clean and factory-new. Still sports the original seats. This was originally delivered new in Europe as a red coupe in 1970. It was converted to a Spyder by 1978. Later was changed to black; went to Japan, where it was changed to Fly Yellow. Came to the U.S. in the past year and it looks great. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $610,000. This looked like a good conversion job, and I think the bid might be light. But valuing cut cars is tough, and this one’s world travels and colorful past might have played a part in the light bids. SOLD AT $2,600. You may have heard youngsters talking about the AE86 “hachiroku” of the 1980s — the most legit Corolla ever, immortalized in the drifting anime “Initial D.” The FX16 GTS got the same hot engine in a tiny hatchback body. You rarely see these pocket rockets on the road or for sale, and this one was bone-stock. Extremely well bought. eBay Motors, May 19, 2015. #181782548101. 1985 TOYOTA DLX XtraCab 4x4 pickup. S/N JT4RN66D2F5074795. 83,142 miles. “Original owner, original miles. Custom Ivan Stewart TRD color scheme done about six months after brand new. Always garaged in a very dry climate. Some blemishes but no rust. Recent work.” Condition: 2-. #136-1976 FERRARI 308 GTB coupe. S/N F106AB20443. Red/tan leather. Odo: 30,344 miles. Repaint shows some dust, especially on the driver’s door. New carpets, some visible wrinkles in the seat covers and an aftermarket radio. The engine has driving dirt (not necessarily a bad thing). The wheelweight sticky stuff is still there, but the Toyo Z radial tires. Has a Skokie, IL, city sticker on the windshield. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $50,050. Record price for a 280Z 2+2. Some ways down the Z-car desirability totem pole, but the ultra-low miles pulled a special premium. Well sold. MEXICAN #192-1969 DINALPIN A110 coupe. S/N 00000000210. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 35,721 miles. Runs and wavy paint on the fiberglass body. Most of the glass shows scratches, with heavy scratches on the side glass. Both doors droop when opened. Pitting on the chrome. New interior. No built-in driving lights like I am used to seeing on an Al- weights are not. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,000. Catalog stated that “mileage not documented.” Over 2,100 built, so this is not a rare car. Many are available, but this one still looks pretty good. Hopefully it will have some maintenance records included, but no mention was made on the car card. I have to call it well sold. #120-1985 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP5000 S coupe. S/N ZA9C00500ELA12743. Red/black leather. Odo: 31,322 miles. Most everything looks factory-new with pine. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $55,000. Built in Mexico by DINA under license from Renault, which explains why the chrome letters on the front spell “Dinalpin.” These were also built in Brazil as “Interlagos” and even in Bulgaria and named “Bulgaralpine” (really). No mention of title or current license on this car, and more info would be helpful. Hard to value such a car, but price paid seems fair, give or take. SOLD AT $8,949. The point here is that these very dated graphics are now totally cool. Add a Marty McFly roll bar with lights, and double your money at Barrett-Jackson in January. eBay Motors, July 2, 2015. ♦ 134 AMERICAN #187-1928 AUBURN 8-88 Boattail Speedster. S/N 8970054. Maroon, cream & black/black leather. Odo: 71,796 miles. Lots of very visible paint flaws—chips, nicks, cracks and blisters. The bumpers have been Sports Car Market

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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN rechromed over pits. The windshield frame is dull and the right sidemount spare is missing complete, and the wood all appears in good shape and should clean up well. Said to be one of four Convertible Victorias built in 1932 and the only one built with a V12. Looks extremely solid and complete. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $308,000. This was the star attraction of the Texas barn-find cars. I heard that after its 40-year storage, it actually started up and drove under its own power. It may never really be driven again, or it might be restored to concours condition. An important car, fairly bought and sold. the lock. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $129,250. A 20-footer. Drive and enjoy, or plan ahead to spend some big money on the restoration. Either way, this classic is welcome at any event. Sold just below the $130k low estimate. Fair both ways. #179-1932 CADILLAC 370B Convert- ible Victoria. S/N 1301203. Two-tone green/ tan cloth/brown cloth. Odo: 13,900 miles. All of the original paint is peeling, and some of the chrome has heavy pitting, but most chrome shows only light pitting. The passenger’s side glass is cracked. The interior is dirty but looks #157-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 7A1084155. Red/white canvas/red leather. Odo: 37,679 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. New paint, chrome and interior. The trunk lid fits wide at the bottom, and the passenger’s door is wide at the front. Some wiper scratches on the windshield; some of the chrome is a bit wavy. Comes with power steering and power windows. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. For Buick’s 50th year in 1953, the company introduced a limited-edition Roadmaster convertible with lots of custom touches and called it the Skylark. The cost was $5,000, and only 1,690 sold. The Skylark returned in 1954 with a few less custom touches and a trimmed price of $4,355, but it only sold 836 before it was dropped from production. This car was offered with an estimate of $135k–$165k, and the owner took it back home feeling $100k was too light. #203-1965 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 237375K139512. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 5,649 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Good-quality paint with new weatherstrips; new interior shows some paint chips on the dash. Numerous dents in the trim. The chrome shows scratches on both bumpers. The rear package tray has two modern speakers cut into it. Comes with Tri-Power, MSD ignition, Redlines and modern R134a a/c. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,000. This second-year GTO looks better than year one, since they turned the headlights vertical. Looks to be a great driver with just enough modern updates to make it run smoother than the original. Well bought. © 136 Sports Car Market

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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH BEST BUY #F234-1962 SUNBEAM ALPINE convertible. S/N B9108166. Blue/ black cloth/black & gray vinyl. Odo: 12,713 miles. Fresh restoration to excellent driver quality, but shy of concours. New cosmetics nicely done. Rebuilt engine and carbs. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,360. Sunbeam Tigers, the hot-rodded version of the Alpine, sell for four times the money here, but alas, this little 4-cylinder pumping out 84 horses is no Tiger. Still, a rising tide has lifted Alpines, and this one was a bit of a bargain. Sold late on Friday; I wouldn’t have been surprised to see this car pull another five or six thousand. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. 1993 Toyota Supra “The Fast and the Furious” movie car, sold at $199,800, Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN MECUM AUCTIONS 28th Original Spring Classic Location: Indianapolis, IN Date: May 12–16, 2015 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman, Russ Conklin, Matt Moravec, John Miranda, Logan Schmid Automotive lots sold/offered: 835/1,286 Sales rate: 65% Sales total: $41,010,133 High sale: 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 roadster, sold at $1,080,000 Buyer’s premium: 8%, $500 minimum, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson SILVER AUCTIONS Location: Coeur d’Alene, ID Date: June 20, 2015 Auctioneer: Mitch Silver, Matt Backs Automotive lots sold/offered: 39/101 Sales rate: 39% Sales total: $566,784 High sale: 1947 Lincoln Continental convertible, sold at $45,360 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by John Boyle MECUM AUCTIONS Location: Seattle, WA Date: June 5–6, 2015 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Russ Conklin, Mike Hagerman, Matt Moravec Automotive lots sold/offered: 284/578 Sales rate: 49% Sales total: $9,661,620 High sale: 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE, sold at $199,800 A fair deal to both parties — 1967 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, sold for $23,760 at Silver, Coeur d’Alene, ID Buyer’s premium: 8%, $500 minimum, included in sold prices Report and photos by Daren Kloes #s177-1966 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N J661E12746. Yellow/black cloth/black leather. Correct Primrose paint once done to a good standard is starting to show age. Older restoration with receipts. Heritage letter from Jaguar. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Among E-type Jaguars, this Series I 4.2 model is the one to get. Higher-output engine, synchro transmission and better creature comforts than the earlier models make this a fantastic driver’s car. In fact, that’s exactly how this one should be enjoyed. With the aging restoration, this bid should have bought it. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. FRENCH #G95-1976 CITROËN CX 2200 Pallas fastback. S/N 07MC4883. Bright green metallic/brown leather. Odo: 19,814 km. With a/c and leather. Retains most documentation from when it was purchased new by a visiting 138 Sports Car Market

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Roundup American who had a private French-themed museum. Essentially original; kilometers believed actual. Well-cared-for all-original paint. Slight dent in front fender, stated to have come from when it was originally shipped to the U.S. Suspension hydraulics recently serviced and functional. Windshield starting to delaminate. Noticeable wear on the driver’s seat bottom, but the rest of the interior is like new. CD sound system. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. It was stated that the reason the dent in the fender was never fixed was that the original owner insisted Citroën send him a quart of paint, but they only had liters. Anyway, while the consignor was able to secure an Indiana title, some states would likely kick this to the curb. Despite that, I get the feeling this will nonetheless turn up somewhere in Monterey this year, courting a more international clientele. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. GERMAN #S118-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 5500107. Red/red leather. Odo: 67,372 miles. Two tops. A few sanding marks and touch-ups evident in overly shiny paint. Interior redone to good quality but not fully correct. Incorrect stitching on dash vinyl. Pitting to chrome on gauge bezels. Has dashmounted and fender-mounted antennas but no radio. Color of the boot covering the top well is different shade of red than seats. Some rub- ber original and in need of replacement. Nicely detailed engine compartment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $151,200. All dressed up and shiny in Resale Red, this baby Benz seemed “all hat and no cattle.” The car was listed as a 1956, but the serial number indicates 1955. Lots of little things (adding up to many thousands of dollars) needed to make this a concours contender. Could be a satisfying weekend cruiser if the mechanics check out, but somebody paid #1 money for what was barely a #2. It recently sold at Mecum Las Vegas for $81k, which we called fair for “a 190 that needs sorting” (SCM# 257596). Very well sold here. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #S45-1961 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 3247215. Gulf Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 7,998 miles. Comprehensive restoration appears a few years old now. Paint good but shows some nicks and touch-ups. Some light pitting on chrome door handles. Light scratches in stainless and glass. Nice vinyl seats and replaced rubber. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. For the first time in several years, 1961 saw some much-needed upgrades for the People’s Car. Not the least of these was a bump in horsepower from 36 to 40 and four speeds instead of three. This was a terrific car, but it would take a convertible or at least sunroof to bring much more. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #T274-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Sundial camper. S/N 216002667. Green/green vinyl. Odo: 41,319 miles. Bare panel van converted by Sundial with their camper package. Mileage believed to be 58k. Stated that the interior wood is original and that the van was repainted a decade ago. Repaint isn’t too bad on the body, but the door window frames and both bumpers have plenty of orange peel. Pitted door handle chrome. Decent door fit. Good interior upholstery work and wood refinishing. Tidy, stock engine bay. October 2015 139

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Roundup wire wheels. Vinyl on top of doors coming apart. Shiny red paint to a decent standard. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $36,720. These Pagodatop Mercedes SLs have made big upward moves in the market over the last few years. This was a tired old driver with new shiny red paint dressed up for resale. At this price, there is still some room to make it right and ride the price appreciation train as these cars continue to increase in value. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. Mostly flat black undercarriage. Modern wide whitewall radial tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,280. Sundial camper conversions have also been found on Corvair 95s and Econolines of this era. Last seen at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in 2013, then selling at $34k (SCM# 260601). Even with Sambas in something of a market correction, this doesn’t seem too outlandish a selling price. I’d put it as well bought two years ago, reaping the benefits here. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. #S46-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL convertible. S/N 113043E13. Red/red/tan leather. Odo: 24,815 miles. Rebuilt 2.5-L engine. Automatic transmission. Recent brake work and service. Hard and soft tops included. Original seats show wear and fading. Dash wood dull and bowed. Original dash painted blue. Light pitting to chrome. Non-original and 915 5-speed transmission—the first to offer a standard shift pattern. 911Ts are known as capable, light cars with decent power and excellent handling. The market has figured it out and priced out the “every man” who could easily have afforded one a few years ago. This car sold at Worldwide’s Houston sale in May of 2013 for $57,200 with a thousand fewer #S34-1972 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 9112102356. Tangerine/black vinyl. Odo: 88,944 miles. $40k spent on recent restoration with receipts and documentation. Limited description states that the car includes S options, but it is unclear which ones. Excellent paint looks like it could have been done at the factory. Interior like new. Few scratches in the trim. Clean engine compartment with light use evident. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $98,280. New for the 1972 model year were the 2.4-L engine miles and wearing its original yellow color (SCM# 215957). Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #S200-1974 PORSCHE 914 convertible. S/N 4742917712. Signal Orange/black fiberglass/ black vinyl. Odo: 55,901 miles. One good-quality repaint, but obviously a garaged, dry-climate car. Original interior in excellent condition. Desirable and harder-to-find Mahle wheels. Front valance and rear bumper incorrectly painted black. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,820. Among the 4-cylinder 914s, the 2.0-L is the one to have. This 1.8-equipped car with its lower-horsepower and less-reliable LJetronic fuel injection ranks toward the bottom of the pecking order, even behind the earlier 1.7. What this car lacked in horsepower, however, it made up for in obvious pride of ownership and a seemingly rust-free body. Although 914 prices have made up some ground recently, good clean ones like this still haven’t reached their potential. Sold market-correct… for now. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #T150.1-1980 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N 91A0133259. Brown metallic/brown leather. Odo: 86,263 miles. Originally sold in West Germany to a member of the U.S. military. Built as a U.S.-spec car with sunroof, power mirrors and power windows. Period aftermarket Rial alloy wheels. Older decent repaint, now with edge chipping. No VIN sticker or U.S. emissions decals in door jamb. Good door fit. Exceptionally nice interior if original; moderate wear if an older redo. 1990s Eclipse pull-out stereo in stock location; aftermarket speakers cut into parcel shelf. Engine bay not detailed but has newer tune-up components. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,540. With 911 prices now essentially at “lobster pricing” (varies by the day), the consignor likely figured this was a good time to move out a driver that three years ago would’ve been lucky to pull 10 grand. Today, this wasn’t too bad of a price, since everything that needed to be replaced has been done, and you should be able to just drive it. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. 140 Sports Car Market

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Roundup #62-1984 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N WDB1070421A012575. Blue/blue fabric/gray leather. Odo: 101,258 km. Worn but still presentable repaint over very straight body. Model designation missing from rear deck. Chrome and stainless worn but still in good shape for a 31-year-old car. Fitted with Euro-spec headlights and small bumpers. Interior very nice with excellent wood. Modern stereo. Engine bay is clean and correct, but a/c compressor is missing. Owner’s manual is with more aggressive camshafts, a larger turbocharger, and other various bits to push horsepower to a claimed figure just shy of 400. Black paint in nice original condition showing very few flaws. Cashmere leather still supple and showing a wonderfully well-caredfor worn look consistent with the miles. Cond: from a French-market long-nose coupe after an accident with the second owner. Imported to the U.S. in 1975 with all import documentation. Last redone in the early 1990s, but has in Spanish. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,940. A 6-cylinder gray-market import, but with its age, getting it registered shoudn’t be a problem in most places. These cars are more cruisers than sports cars, so the missing cylinders probably won’t be missed. A nearly identical car with similar mileage is listed on a Mercedes club website with an asking price of $15,000, so this looks like a good deal. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #S144-1988 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0JB0933JS050067. Guards Red/black. Original paint and interior in good used condition. Some nicks on front air dam. Description says, engine “recently refreshed.” Modifications include an aftermarket intercooler, K27S turbo and custom stainless exhaust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $62,100. In 1986, 2-. SOLD AT $140,400. Reportedly one of 20 built with the S2 option package developed specifically for competing in the IMSA Carrera Cup racing series. The owner traded in his 930 to purchase this car from a Scottsdale, AZ, Porsche dealer back in ’93. Currently in excellent condition, despite having driven 78k miles. Bid to no sale at just $100k at Mecum’s 2014 Monterey auction (SCM# 248320). A Seattle result that outdid Monterey just nine months earlier? Who’d have guessed? Today, the seller looks like a genius to have waited. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #S178.1-2002 BMW Z8 convertible. S/N WBAEJ13442AH61649. Silver/black/black leather. Odo: 20,200 miles. One of 524 U.S. cars sold in 2002 out of a total of 5,703 for the entire '99 to '03 production run. Original miles. Includes removable hard top, window sticker, manuals and service records. Bought new in Seattle and perfectly maintained. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $178,200. There have been a few production cars built within the past 20 years new seat leather. Very presentable trim-off and glass-out repaint, yet not show-quality. Modern replacement windshield. Older replate on most larger chrome. Borrani wire wheels shod with Michelin X radials. Light carpet wear. While clean under the hood, some less-thanexpert maintenance and repair work is evident. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $1,000,000. Another member of the Italian zipper-top parade, built on the most valuable chassis of anything here. Anyone care to take bets on it turning up in Monterey? Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. #F195-1967 MASERATI GHIBLI con- version Spyder. S/N AM115174. Light blue metallic/black cloth/blue leather. Odo: 91,246 miles. Euro-spec coupe when new. Top removed after being in Italy most of its days and moving to California. Conversion uses all stock Ghibli Spyder components. Recent highquality repaint and cosmetic refurbishment. Authentically replated chrome, plus new body weatherstripping. Good shut lines and panel fit. Well-detailed engine bay. Nicely reupholstered interior, even if the blue leather is a bit the legendary 930 Turbo returned to North America after being absent since the 1979 model year. This generation is not nearly as raw as the earlier models, but it does offer more creature comforts. The modifications here won’t be to everyone’s taste, but they didn’t seem to hurt the bidding, as it sold at a fair market price. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #S138-1992 PORSCHE 911 Turbo S2 coupe. S/N WP0AA2960NS480136. Eng. # 2000701. Black/black leather. Odo: 78,420 miles. Factory blessed and hopped-up when new by Andial Road and Racing in California 142 that have defied odds and already eclipsed their original sales prices. The 993 Porsche, Ford GT and BMW Z8 come to mind. Z8 prices turned the corner in about 2012 and haven’t looked back. These days, great lowmile examples like this one are pushing $180k. Great lines, excellent performance, and BMW heritage—is it hard to imagine these as million-dollar cars in 20 years? Sold at a marketcorrect price today. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. ITALIAN #S126-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder replica. S/N 08039. Fly Yellow/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 10,129 km. Converted into a replica NART Spyder bright. Older glossy black paint on undercarriage with newer brake and chassis components. Factory a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $248,400. Looking toward the back of the car along the sides, I see a lot in common with the 1967–68 Camaro—and that’s not a knock against either car. Last seen at Mecum’s Monterey auction in 2013, not selling at $195k (SCM# 230887). Here, it didn’t take long to get to this bid, where it was cut loose from the reserve without much fuss. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. TOP 10 No. 9 #F188-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe. S/N 14769. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 78,012 miles. U.S.-spec car, sold new at Bill Harrah’s Modern Classic Motors of Reno, NV, in white over black leather. Factory a/c and Becker Sports Car Market

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Roundup Mexico tape deck. Repainted this shade approximately 30 years ago and still presents quite well. Good original brightwork. Recent service includes a full-body fluid change, rebuilt carburetors and compression test. Tidy engine bay but not detailed. Good original interior, including the mouse-fur dash. Moderate seat wrinkling. Older Michelin XWXs on the original blemish-free Borrani wire wheels. #S186-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 con- version Spyder. S/N 14687. Red/ black cloth/Parchment & maroon leather. Odo: 9,940 km. Euro-spec coupe made into a convertible by Straman quite a while back. Factory a/c and power windows. Steering-column VIN tag gone. Okay older repaint with some edge chipping. Rear wheelwells re-contoured with a hammer and filler; wheels barely clear. Older interior redo looks clean enough, but has a strong musty odor. 1990s Alpine pull-out #S104-1980 FERRARI 308 GTSI Spider. S/N ZFFAA02A4A0032511. Rosso Corsa/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 59,133 miles. Original paint in good enthusiast condition, consistent with the mileage. Light wear on seat bolsters and generally dirty inside. Aftermarket BBS wheels. Claimed extensive service with receipts in 2012; stored in a climate-controlled warehouse since. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,320. The GTSi is at the bottom Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $837,000. Sold this year at RM’s Arizona auction for $715k (SCM# 261969). I’ve got to admit, a Daytona in white would look pretty odd. Just as well to leave the repaint as-is, since the only evidence of the original is a few hidden spots under the hood. A phone bidder had it at $750k, where it seemed stuck, but after quite some time, Dana got the consignor to drop the reserve, and an onsite bidder took it one more step. Not too bad of a return for less than six months of ownership, in step with Enzo-era V12 pricing this year. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, , IN 05/15. #S113-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 con- version Spyder. S/N 15689. Red/black cloth/ tan & black leather. Odo: 80,419 miles. Fitted with English gauges and U.S.-spec front bumpers, imported from Italy in 1977. When it was rebodied, it was also fitted with power steering and had the engine rebuilt to competition specs. While the outer bodywork presents well, the fender wells are hammered out fairly crudely. The older repaint presents well. Some of the top base moldings don’t fit very well, more a case of lifting with age. Good door fit. sound system. MSD ignition box crudely installed ahead of right wheelwell alongside the radiator. Newer brake booster. Cheesy plastic air horns ahead of the radiator. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $324,000. 365 GTC/4s used to be down there in value with Dinos. Well, actually, that’s still kind of true today, except “down there” isn’t really correct any more. Not sold on the block at $285k; this deal was reported later. Big price for a car that did not inspire confidence. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. #T281-1972 FIAT 500L 2-dr sedan. S/N 3065936. Light yellow/black vinyl sunroof/ black vinyl. Odo: 97,131 miles. Factory-optional canvas sunroof top. Euro-spec model, imported after it was cosmetically restored in Italy late last year. Pretty decent trim-off repaint. All-new glass and weatherstripping. All trim replated or replaced. Decent door fit. License plates are decals. Engine hasn’t been cleaned recently. Still, it runs out pretty well of the 308 collectibility hierarchy. This car’s aftermarket BBS wheels gave it a boy-racer vibe that was an initial turn-off, but closer inspection revealed a car that wasn’t half bad cosmetically. A bigger concern is the mechanicals, as four years in the back of a warehouse could mean some expensive work. Maybe the buyer will be lucky. Well sold. Seen here a year ago, not sold at $37,500 (SCM# 255552). Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #S162-1989 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH 25th Anniversary coupe. S/N ZA9CA05A0KLA12560. Bianco White/Bone leather. Odo: 28,420 miles. Original paint well kept, but starting to show some age in the door and trunk jambs. Leather showing creases and slight fade. One of 658 25th Anniversary Editions built worldwide. Extensive engine-out service. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $200,000. After lagging for many years, the Countach, especially the Anniversary model, has exploded in value. Not long ago, $200k would have been huge money. Not so today, and the owner has chosen to ride the wave. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #S189-1999 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO Generally tidy under the hood. Heavier use of black nylon tie wraps holds wiring and hoses in place. Underhood insulation looking rather tired. Very authentically reupholstered interior, showing minimal wear. Some moderate discoloration of the carpeting. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. To my taste, the Daytona greenhouse contributes greatly to its balanced good looks; as a drop top, it comes off as a Miata with a big schnoz. That goes for the real deal Daytona Spyders, too. Considering that a mostly original coupe sold here a day before at $837k (Lot 188), this did well enough. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. 144 for an Italian Briggs & Stratton. New interior carpet, but the seats seem to be original with light wear. Metric speedometer and gauges. A bit scruffy underneath. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Now that the 25-year waivers are commonplace, we aren’t seeing these offered as 1967s and earlier with more modern features like three-point seat belts. Appropriately bid, considering that it takes the hole in the roof to justify bidding it this far. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. VT roadster. S/N ZA9RU31B1XLA12351. Titanium Silver/black leather. Odo: 30,188 miles. Special-order Titanium Silver metallic paint in excellent condition, showing just a few tiny nicks. Black leather interior shows very light use. Seller reports a recent $12,500 Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes 2015 Nissan Rogue SV AWD SUV Roundup A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. major service. Aftermarket stereo system installed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $183,600. The mid-engined Lamborghini experienced a relatively long run from 1990 to 2001 before being replaced by the Murciélago. The VT roadster variant featured an unusual electrically operated carbon-fiber targa top that stored above the engine lid when not being used. The special-order silver color on this car looked terrific and accentuated its lines nicely. Sold at a strong price. (See the profile, p. 74.) Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. Price as tested: $29,610 Equipment: 170-hp 2.5-L I4, Xtronic CVT, SV Premium package EPA mileage: 25/32 Likes: Utilitarian, but with styling that takes it up a level above basic transportation. Plenty of storage and seating for a family on the go. AWD adds to the functionality of a vehicle that’s used as a daily driver here in the Northwest. Interior materials keep things interesting with a variety of textures on dash top and seat inserts. I like the color combo of the interior with a nice mix of almond and dark accents. Dislikes: Not enough grunt from its 170-hp inline four, especially if hauling more than two adults. I’m still not ready to join the CVT bandwagon — this one just sounds like a clutch on its last legs. Fun to drive: HH Eye appeal: HH½ Overall experience: HH½ Verdict: The Hatch Tent option ($360) looks like a fun feature, although this particular test vehicle didn’t come with it. Connect a tent to your rig, and add heat, a/c and tunes to your camping experience — why not? For a family on a budget looking for an all-around daily cruiser to haul kids, get groceries, cruise to the mountains and take an evening out, the Rogue offers a lot and deserves consideration. JAPANESE #72-1965 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N 4FJ4023439. Beige/black vinyl. You can still smell the fresh paint. Body and top are as straight as they ever were; top has usual visible factory spot welds and pinched rain gutters from a cargo rack. Windshield hinges attached with unpainted hardware-store screws. Rear window cracked. Fresh interior paint, unfilled small holes in dash. Aftermarket gauges. New seats and carpet, no back seats. Underhood stock and clean Stock interior upholstery but with a modern ratchet shifter, hydraulic hand brake and competition tach. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,240. My favorite touch on this was leaving the stock muffler and tailpipe on it—with the custom dual exhaust dumping underneath out of sight—giving the visual impression that it’s bone-stock from the back. Whatever was bid is all it’s worth, and the seller wisely cut it loose, probably making very little profit. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. #61-1981 SUBARU BRAT pickup. S/N JF2AR53BXB0505233. Silver/blue vinyl. Odo: 201,331 miles. Recent nice paint and decals over sound-looking body. Front valance panel not painted with the rest of the truck. Seller claims winch bumper (now without winch) was a factory accessory. Dealer-added official Subaru Snugtop canopy in good condition. Plastic “chrome” windshield trim beyond hope, plenty of goop holding in cracked wind- — Jeff Stites but not detailed. Undercarriage recently painted, new shocks, wheels and off-road tires. Aftermarket lift kit and bumper with jack. Mileage unreadable. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,876. Older than most of the FJ40s seen at auctions. This one was refurbished to be used, not as a stock showpiece. It was let down by inattention to details and some obvious shortcuts, but those probably won’t matter to the end user. Sold at a fair price to both parties. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #S196-1967 TOYOTA CROWN Deluxe sedan. S/N MS4510749. Light blue/black vinyl. Odo: 88,867 miles. Retains original dealer tag from Riviera Imports of Minneapolis, MN. Older economy repaint with plenty of orange peel. Scruffy brightwork, okay panel fit. Under the hood lurks a built-up V8 from a Cadillac Escalade. Modern GM master brake cylinder. Wears 18-inch aftermarket wheels with some paint scuffing on the tire sidewalls. shield. Phillips screws holding on rocker trim. Grille loose from missing screws. Seats holding up very well, dash cracked into countless pieces, top of driver’s door panel worn through, otherwise not bad. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. On this example, the new paint and canopy were the main attractions. It did run well on startup. These things have a following in the Northwest, but the seller might have a long wait if he expects to get more than was bid here. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #S157-1993 TOYOTA SUPRA “The Fast and the Furious” movie car. S/N JT2JA81J6P0004581. Orange & yellow/blue & black cloth. Stunt car used in the first “Fast and Furious” movie, driven by the late Paul Walker. Fitted with a full roll cage, race seats, fuel cell, and a pair of nitrous bottles inside. Dailydriver under hood with few mods. Custom cut hood openings with hardware-store steel mesh. Paint shows almost no nicks or damage, so it was likely refinished after movie work. Toyota emblem attached upside-down on rear hatch. Fresh undercoating. Competition gauge panel displaces the stock dashboard. Cond: 3+. 146 Sports Car Market

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Roundup SOLD AT $199,800. Of the cars that people wanted their pictures taken with, this was the most popular by far. The world of collector cars will always evolve around the newer generations that come into it, and this gives us an idea of where some of it is heading. Very heavily bid on, with the reserve surpassed at $140k, and just kept going. With Paul Walker becoming something of a 21st century James Dean, cars with which he was associated may be very popular from now on. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. SWEDISH #S26-1958 VOLVO PV445 Duett wagon. S/N CA594537. Red & white/black & white vinyl. Odo: 16,269 miles. Low-budget repaint one step above a rattle-can. Chrome and trim worn. Poor door fit, especially the barn-doorstyle cargo doors in the back. If it’s the original upholstery, it fits poorly on the seats, but the same pattern is on the door panels and fits well. Lots of tears in the original gray rubber floor mat. Yellowed gauges. Fitted with new radial tires. Recently washed-off engine bay, ably cracked. Filthy and worn under the hood. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,672. Seller states new clutch, battery and tires, and it did make it to the auction under its own power, so there is some good news mechanically. The rust on the fender left me wondering, but these Swedes are pretty hearty (unlike the early U.K. Jensen-built bodies). When buying a car like this, expect the worst. That seems to be what the buyer did. It went for a quarter of the value of a #2 car in the SCM Pocket Price Guide. Whether a restoration can be done without going underwater remains to be seen. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. AMERICAN #42-1959 CADILLAC DEVILLE 4-dr hard top. S/N 59B075019. Dusty Rose/Dusty Rose cloth & leather. Odo: 51,879 miles. 390ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed one-family ownership, original paint and interior. Paint has enough wear and small chips to make it believable, but some slight overspray on door rubber. Large area of blended newer paint on trunk lid indicates possible crash damage. Bumpers show slight wear, other trim good. quality. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,364. A twoowner car with claimed original miles. The seller states that the first owner won the car at a raffle at a local Ford dealer. Condition and miles indicate it’s had an easy life. Seller said he was looking for another $5k, which would have still been a minor bargain. Very well bought for a convertible from the dawn of Ford’s Total Performance era. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #30-1963 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 2-dr hard top. S/N 963A33685. Gold/white vinyl. Odo: 44,678 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Aging but still presentable repaint over body with obvious repairs. Hood paint cracked. Rubber seals are probably original but still doing their job. Chrome and brightwork on par with the rest of the car. Original-looking interior holding up very well. Great console with huge factory tach. Neat, half-transparent steering wheel has two small cracks. Underhood is stock, but paint flaking from the manifold de- more function than form. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,260. This was a first for me: It had not one but two state-assigned VIN tags. On top of that, it also still had the original serial-number tag on the cowl, showing chassis number 5601. If the 16,269 indicated miles are actual as claimed, I’d say it’s because it keeps getting abandoned. The reserve was lifted at the end of bidding, meaning someone will have an interesting restoration project. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. #44-1972 VOLVO 1800E coupe. S/N 1826353037704. Green/tan vinyl. Odo: 201,068 miles. A running project out of an estate. Ancient repaint with many large chips on a straight body. Rust-through in right front fender. Gas-filler door a different color. Chrome and stainless trim all original and worn. Windshield cracked. Factory wheels show a lot of wear. Replacement rubber antenna. Seats and headliner look good, carpets sun-faded. Dash covered with a mat, so prob- Interior stock. Factory a/c. Wear on driver’s area with cracked and worn leather bolster. Backseat looks sun-faded. Engine bay driverquality and dusty but stock. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,656. The flat tops were the least produced DeVille variant. This was a worn, honest example, and the one-family owners make it a good story. Sold exactly where it should, but any attempt at restoration won’t be costeffective. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #2-1962 FORD GALAXIE Sunliner con- vertible. S/N 2J65W177418. Bronze/tan fabric/brown vinyl. Odo: 69,575 miles. 292-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Older repaint in original color over a generally straight body shows well but suffers some splotches visible in bright sunlight. Chrome and stainless show wear but are presentable. Hand-sized amateur repair on grille. Interior appears original and is holding up well. Dash is unmarked. Engine bay is clean and original but not detailed to show tracts from overall appeal. Valve covers and temperature-sending unit both have obvious leaks. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. In its second year, the sporty Grand Prix was bested in Pontiac sales only by the mass-market Catalina 4-door. This was a nice-looking car, but closer examinations were disappointing. Still, the high bid was a couple of thousand short of what similar cars have brought. Last seen at Silver’s Portland auction in April, where it sold for $13,500 (SCM# 264882), so a quick flip wasn’t in the cards. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #16-1964 PONTIAC LEMANS convert- ible. S/N 824F28378. Gold/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 57,250 miles. 326-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice older paint marred by huge chips on doors, trunk lid and rear quarter caps. 1970s-style aftermarket bodyside moldings. Good but thin chrome and stainless. Interior shows well except front kick panels with heavy damage and cracks in steering wheel. Underhood dirty, worn, but all stock. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. I would have thought the base-level LeMans were all GTOs by now. This car looked sound, but I was left wondering how a well-cared-for collector car 148 Sports Car Market

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Roundup could end up with those deep body chips. High bid was light but not unreasonable considering it will need new paint if the new owner wants to do more than take it to drive-ins. Last sold by Silver in 2009 for $21k in about the same condition (SCM# 152555). Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #T196-1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Malibu SS 2-dr hard top. S/N 138375A142596. Crocus Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 44,021 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Retains the original Protect-O-Plate. Stated that it was onefamily-owned until recently and that the indicated 44,021 miles are actual. Exceptionally nice body prep, paint application, and bumper replating. Doors fit well, but have slightly wider gaps to the front than the rear. Door to rear quarter glass alignment could stand to be tweaked. New door seals, but the cowl-to-hood seal was not replaced. Recently rebuilt powertrain, authentically detailed and very clean. Modern plastic molding on the cowl to duct the wiring harness across. All- many unique early features. Recent restoration in nice shape, but ubiquitous body style and white paint give it a pedestrian air. Still, it would be a great entry-level collector car that will always have a following. Considering what the seller probably has in it, high bid was understandably rejected. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #93-1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA se- dan. S/N 164696J280064. Bronze/beige cloth. Odo: 26,821 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Original paint with numerous small touch-ups. Bumper has some wear and minor dent in grille; otherwise chrome and trim unmarked. Interior looks unused. Radio-delete plate still in place. Engine bay clean but undetailed, remnants of factory decal still on air cleaner. reproduction interior soft trim, expertly installed. Some haziness to the original gauge lenses. Glossy black undercarriage, with mostly new or refurbished components attached. Stock wheel covers and modern Redline radial tires. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $47,000. One of 6,021 equipped with the L79, which was the hottest ticket in the regularproduction SS for ’65, since the late year SS 396 was essentially a VIP-only car. Overall, this one was for the most part redone quite well, but it’s not quite there yet. Especially for what it was bid to. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. #95-1965 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 5F07D184845. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 73,026 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh paint on generally straight body, but rear quarter-panel shows signs of work, including a sizeable bump at the base of the C-pillar. Chrome and trim show light wear. Interior is recent, nice dash, headliner and steering wheel. Weird marks on passenger’s seat bottom. Engine bay clean, with aftermarket Ford valve covers. Alternator looks newer. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,800. Another well-cared-for car, and with radio delete; I’ll bet it was owned by a rural farmer. Sold new by Krabbenhoft Chevy (which is still in business) in Northwood, ND (2010 population: 945). Bid to a respectable number, but still short of what a car in this condition should bring. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #45-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO con- vertible. S/N 123677W253774. Blue/blue vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 95,317 miles. 327-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Newer paint well applied to straight body. Inconsistent panel gaps. Wear to black portions of the grille and taillight housings. Blue-dot taillights. Rocker panels dented. Newer-looking seats. Seat belts show fading, but dash is very nice. Aftermarket gauges. Door panels need work. Engine bay is clean looks like a maintained driver; undetailed original with aftermarket washer bottle. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. The seller made much of this being an all-original one-owner car. But it’s a pretty basic coupe of which Ford made 350,000. High bid should have been enough for a car with such obvious needs. It looks like the seller has been watching too many auctions on TV. Yes, buyers will pay a premium for originality, but a ’67 Mustang coupe with rust isn’t a Bugatti, Corvette or Shelby. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. #S163.1-1970 PLYMOUTH ’CUDA AAR 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23J0B306931. Lemon Twist/black vinyl. Odo: 96,232 miles. 340-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh zero-mile rotisserie restoration to original specs. One of 2,724 AAR ’Cudas produced. Matching numbers and original fender tags. Excellent detail shows expected wear. Trunk lid has bulges where someone tried to close the lid on a large item. Side vents have major dents and scrapes. Rust in quarter-panels with hole in left. Rubber looks original but aging well. Bumpers look new, stainless worn. Original interior looks good at a glance, but driver’s seat is worn through. Driver’s sill plate looks like it’s been attacked with a hammer. Underhood throughout. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $70,200. The AAR ’Cuda was built to compete in SCCA road racing against Ford’s Mustang. Like the Boss 302, the AAR featured a lighter engine than the Hemi, resulting in much better handling in the turns. Given the recent thorough restoration, well bought. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. but has plenty of aftermarket chrome pieces. Newer cheapo no-name tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,760. It is what it is: a fairly basic V8 Camaro with a nice paint job and presentable interior. A bit of work on the interior would really bring it up. Sold right where it should have. Fair deal to both parties, with a nod to the buyer. Silver Auctions, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 06/15. Nice new Michelins. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,300. An early production ’64½ with 150 #9-1967 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 7RO1Z239796. Green/tan vinyl. Odo: 124,039 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Original paint #S150.1-1970 PLYMOUTH GTX 440 Six Pack 2-dr hard top. S/N RS23V0A152467. Plum Crazy/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 2,324 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Recent rotisserie restoration. Rare V-Code GTX with 440/390 Six Pack engine. 727 automatic transmission. Paint a little thick over excellent body. Tic-Toc-Tach and gauge package. Reproduction fender tag. Nicely detailed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $67,500. A hopped-up version of Plymouth’s Belvedere, the GTX got the full power and stripe treatment to distinguish it Sports Car Market

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Roundup from the grandma car. This car recently sold for $55k at Mecum Kissimmee, when we rated the condition #3- and called it “a good buy” (SCM# 257212). It looks like the seller spiffed it up a little bit and made a tiny profit here. Well sold at the top end of the price curve. Mecum Auctions, Seattle, WA, 06/15. #W244-1979 FORD MUSTANG Indy Pace Car edition fastback. S/N 9F03F487294. Gunmetal/black & white cloth. Odo: 28,338 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Optional 302 V8, air conditioning, sunroof, and AM/ FM/cassette deck. Fitted with aftermarket wheels, but stated that the original TRX wheels are included off the car. Also stated that the 28,338 miles indicated are original and that it is unrestored. The unrestored part I can confirm, as it’s dirty and corroded under the hood, with the original paint and decals showing some battle scars. Okay door fit, with rusty door hardware. New economy stock exhaust system and recent matte black rattle-can touch-up on the undercarriage. Sun fade on the seat backs and steering wheel. Moderate wear on the dingy carpet. Mystery switch on the center console by the shifter. Heavily faded seat belts that I wouldn’t trust my life with. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. The blackand-white inserts on the factory-installed Recaros fit right in with the 1970s disco funk look that also reared its head on the Euro-spec Porsche 928s from this era. This bid was a gift from the gods at this level, since these were also from the dawning era of the “instant collectible,” so better examples are easily had for this much or cheaper. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. #W125-2003 CHEVROLET SIL- VERADO SS AWD Indy 500 support pickup. S/N 2GCEK19N331356617. LeMans Blue/Charcoal leather. Odo: 19,684 miles. 6-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Unit number 14, provided by GM as a support vehicle used at the Indy 500 race. Since then has accrued 19,684 miles and is essentially original. Fully optioned out, including sunroof and all-wheel drive (not to be confused with selectable four- wheel drive). Aftermarket hard pickup box cover added as part of the support truck package, painted body color. Well-cared-for paint, with only typical light GM-applied orange peel in places. Light door decal fading. Very clean and all GM under the hood, including the original battery. Light floor mat and driver’s seat bottom wear, otherwise like-new interior. Smoker’s package equipment inside (ash-tray cup and lighter), but has not been used. Spare Silverado SS windshield graphics decal rolled up in the glove box. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Inevitably, this auction will shake out a few interesting vehicles used on the west side of town on the last week of May. This one is just the thing to match up the 2004 Z06 Commemorative Edition Corvette in your garage, as it’s the same LeMans Blue. Aside from the paint, this has also got a few goodies that the garden-variety Silverado won’t have, so in the future, this could likely do well in value. Yet today, it’s pretty much priced out as a low-mile pickup. Mecum Auctions, Indianapolis, IN, 05/15. © 152 Sports Car Market

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Mystery Photo Answers As they aged, the Transformers’ abilities to transform became increasingly less heroic — Tim Wright, Glendale, AZ This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2015 RUNNER-UP: Hubert had often asked for spare change for a cab. With his new purchase he now had a spare cab for a change. — Mark Franusich, Crescent City, CA I’m sure that the cut-rate clas- sic auto carrier will be fine. How bad can it be? — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Why opposites attract in bed. — Dale Peterson, Manson, WA He’s not heavy, he’s my brother. — Alan Sosnowitz, Stamford, CT I’d flip heads or tails for the winner in this mix-up, but it seems pretty evenly split. — Leslie Dreist, Troy, MI Copies of the Kama Sutra must be kept out of the shop! — Comments With Your Renewals Most enjoyable of all publications I subscribe to — Bob Kierejczyk, Fresno, CA Create “Dewar’s Profiles” of notable collectors — show cars and lives. — Jeff DeJoseph, Bronx, NY More Nash Healey and Aston DB 2/4 articles! Great magazine! — Tina Stone, Kingston, WA 156 Jim Graham, Mt. Pleasant, SC Although the original two- tone paint could be buffed out, the body panel gaps were not even. — Pete Cowper, Visalia, CA Now that the in-laws have confirmed their visit, it’s time for me to finish the back end of my dual-cab truck. — Phil Stevens, via email Proof that the Ford and Navistar joint venture is headed in different directions. — Steve Thomas, Bronxville, NY Honest, sweetie, I only had one beer, and she backed into me! — James Potter, Paris, KY Orange is the New Mac. — Sue Buettell, Friday Harbor, WA “Dukes of Hazzard” mother- Keith, don’t sell out to some publishing conglomerate! Your SCM tries to call it like it is à la Car & Driver. — Hans Goeppinger, Boone, IA To Keith: Your cousin Nancy and I are old friends. Our kids grew up together and we live in the same hood. My fave mag! — Eric Gustafson, Long Beach, CA More affordable classics for us poverty stricken! Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. in-law transporter. — Mike Buettell, Friday Harbor, WA Few people recognize that Doctor Doolittle was a car guy. Hence, the original “Push Me, Pull You.” — Steve Schefbauer, Monroe, CT Inbred trucks! — Luke Kowalski, via email Other than a few minor body- alignment concerns, this vehicle is ready for concours! — John — Gary West, Saint Petersburg, FL More Italian cars! Great job every month, Thanks! — PF Fe Napoli, Danvers, MA How about an evalua- tion of the Jaguar E-type Series III’s investment potential? SCM is the best for me. — Malcolm Rushworth, Spring, TX Like a college course on car collecting. — Bob Anzivino, Whitewater, WI I tot I taw a twisty twuck! I did! I did! — Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Tim Wright wins a new SCM hat — it transforms into a beanie with a propeller on top — for getting a witty reference to the hulking, crashing, billion-dollar “Transformers” movie series into Sports Car Market. We never thought we’d see the day. © Bychowski, Bolingbrook, IL Great magazine! I would love to see a column on automotive artists, however. Keep it up! Racing photographers like Jesse Alexander deserve recognition! — Lawrence Pugh, Rosemary Beach, FL How about more tips for those of us that work on our cars — detail tips for shows, etc.? — David E. Cave, Napa, CA Hi, Keith. I love your magazine. When are we getting new “What’s My Car Worth” episodes? — Bob Merkling, Danbury, CT Bob, the new season just finished airing, but reruns are on Velocity. — KM Thank you all for your continued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1952 Jaguar XK 120 fixed-head coupe 1967 Jaguar E-type convertible 1977 Lotus Esprit coupe grades. Non-original Blaupunkt CD/stereo with amp and speakers, mounted without any holes cut to retain car’s originality (original stereo not available). Full details and additional images available on Web link. $19,500 OBO. Contact Steve, 503.887.8894, Email: sportracer@earthlink.net Web: https://flic. kr/s/aHsjZ7Zy2f (OR) 1980 BMW M1 coupe S/N 77060324H. Yellow/black. 33,900 miles. I4, 5-spd manual. Original yellow gel-coat, restored interior, rebuilt engine/drivetrain, original wheels, runs and drives very well. $34,900. Contact Chuck, Central Classic Cars, 419.618.3855, Email: chuckputsch@hotmail.com (OH) German 1967 Porsche 912 coupe S/N 4301006. Orange/black. 13,000 miles. With only 399 street versions produced, the M1 ranks as a highly collectible exotic. This BMW M1 (Serial #006) is the first production M1 delivered to a dealership. According to the factory, it was actually the third car to go through final build out. The other was a prototype, and the last was used for crash testing. $550,000. The Werk Shop, 847.295.3200, Email: mike@thewerkshop.com Web: www.thewerkshop. com (IL) 1981 BMW M1 German Collector Car Restoration Services coupe Old English White/Biscuit. 57,000 miles. Other, 4-spd manual. Very nice driver! $50,000 OBO. Contact Rob, 856.769.4859, Email: r.dougherty@att.net (NJ) 1963 Jaguar Mk 2 sedan S/N 1E15193. Opalescent Maroon/black. 62,069 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Highly original, numbersmatching, California black-plate XKE that was properly and professionally restored, along with a recent servicing by Jaguar professionals. Featuring a striking color combination, this roadster is complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/ index.php/inventory/detail/483 (CA) 1968 Jaguar E-type roadster Polo Red/black. 51,000 miles. Three owners from new. This amazing example comes with Porsche CoA, OEM owner’s manual and pouch, original specification literature, jack, and recent maintenance service records from 6/4/14. Truly one of a kind and shows fantastic quality and condition. A true collector vehicle, NOT a driver. $71,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL convertible This beautiful BMW M1 is just one of the restorations The Werk Shop has completed throughout the years. Our restorations are considered to be some of the finest in the world, garnering many best-in-class/ show trophies. Please contact us if you’d like help finding your next project car. BMW - Porsche - Mercedes The Werk Shop, 847.295.3200, Email: mike@ thewerkshop.com Web: www.thewerkshop.com S/N P218707DN. Black/red. 912 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Beautiful, numbers-matching example, great color combo, recent engine and brake system rebuild, new aluminum radiator, exhaust system, 4-speed with overdrive, chrome wire wheels. Includes original toolkit. Experience a highly original and sought-after Jaguar example today. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/451 (CA) 1965 Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 sedan 1985 Porsche Turbo-Look Flat-Nose cabriolet S/N 1E17502. Old English White/black. 0 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. This beautiful Series 1.5 was restored by Jaguar professionals and has been well sorted since the restoration. Numbers matching with open headlights, full instrumentation, fully synchronized transmission, and dual fans for increased cooling ability. A rare and collectible XKE. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/466 (CA) 1973 Jaguar E-type roadster White (050)/Green (124) parchment MBtex. 99,451 miles. Remarkably original car throughout, with one original-color exterior respray. Dark Olive (291) hard top and Green (721) soft fabric top as originally delivered from factory. Matching-numbers example. Factory original 4-speed transmission. Original M-B data card, books, tools with pouch, jack and recent service records. $72,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 convertible Red/CanCan Red leather. 11,073 miles. Produced for the German market through the Special Wishes program. Comes with books, tools, jack, car cover, soft-top tonneau cover, and full-zip tonneau cover. Clean CARFAX. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Written communiqué from Porsche documents this car as an original factory Flat-Nose, Turbo-Look cabriolet. $175,000. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1997 Porsche 911 air-cooled Targa Cream white/black w/ white piping. 85,000 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. I am the original owner, and have records from new. Car has been garaged and in California all its life. The car and I are in San Rafael, CA. Photos can be seen here: https://goo.gl/ photos/FWy3aH8kaqz1onfj7. 415.457.0230 or email c.asimos@sbcglobal.net $27,000 OBO. Contact Don, 415.457.0230, Email: don@napanet.net (CA) S/N UDIS21141. Maroon/Biscuit. 76,753 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Beautifully restored with performance and comfort upgrades including a/c, cruise control, a Tec II engine management system, 5-speed transmission, Alpine stereo, power steering and luggage rack. The interior has been fully restored and most of the engine has been rebuilt, making this XKE ready for summer. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/437 (CA) S/N 4752403994. Summer Yellow/Cinnamon. 41,425 miles. H4, 5-spd manual. Never painted, two-owner, low-mileage, matching-numbers, fuel-injected 2.0-liter, with original drivetrain, paint, interior, etc. Porsche CoA. Two sets of wheels; black aftermarket Type II with brand-new Michelins (shown) and set of BBS honeycombs (not shown). Straight body with minor chips/rust spots on fender lips and lower door edges, retaining its original paint. Tub and battery box are rust-free. Front air dam has curb damage (new replacement included). Engine, transmission, CVs are recently serviced. Car runs well. New brakes (rotors, rebuilt calipers, pads). Many factory up- 158 Black/black. 25,103 miles. Only 576 units produced for North America in 1997. Absolutely bone-stock and original throughout. Comes with books, tools with pouch, jack, extra key, and a copy of Porsche data card showing all original factory equipment. Near flawless cosmetically as well as mechanically. Clean CARFAX and AutoCheck. One owner. $127,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 2002 Porsche 911 996 GT2 Twin-Turbo coupe 2011 Porsche 997 GT3 coupe 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Saloon the highest-scoring 1962 Corvette Fuelie in NCRS history. Performance Verification Award. Winter Regional Top Flight Award, Score: 99.288. Duntov Mark of Excellence Award, Score: 99.6. Purchased in ‘85 by the owner/restorer. Restored to virtually near-new delivery condition. $139,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) Arctic Silver (X1)/Black leather (71). 24,227 miles. Stunningly Original Arizona car. 3.6-liter engine, 6-speed manual short-throw trans. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and original window sticker. Includes books with pouch, service records, tools, inflator, tow hook, and clean CARFAX. One of only 184 produced for North American market in 2002. Rare and original. $142,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren S/N WP0AC2A91BS783311. Black/black leather and Alcantera. 16,000 miles. H6, 6-spd manual. Highlyoptioned 997.2 GT3, $143k MSRP with Sport Chrono Plus, Dynamic Engine Mounts, Front Axle Lifting System, Ceramic Brakes and Dynamic Cornering Lights. Last of the 6-speed manual sport-purpose 911s. No accidents. Clean background check. No over-revs. Comprehensive service history. More details on our website. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel.com (CA) Italian 1990 Ferrari 348ts coupe 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/340-hp Split-Window coupe S/N WHC37. Black/brown. 77,000 miles. I6, manual. Runs and drives well. Much rebuilt and new, including front end, clutch, exhaust system and fuel tank. New calorstat, SU fuel pump and 6:50 X 17 radial tires. Partial respray last year. Cruises nicely at 60 mph. Original owner’s manual and set of wheel discs included. $59,000 OBO. Contact Terry, 360.249.2217, Email: wraith39@centurylink.net (WA) 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270-hp convertible S/N 30837S102047. Saddle Tan/Saddle Tan. 4-spd manual. Body-off restored. Jewelry! $169,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www. proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-1963-1056F/1056F. html (OH) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Sting Ray convertible Crystal Laurent Silver paint (977)/Semi-Aniline black leather (512). 3,114 miles. Super-low documented miles from new. Developed through collaboration of Mercedes-Benz and McLaren. 0–60mph in 3.4 seconds, and the standing quarter mile in 11.2 seconds at 130 mph. Original cost north of $470,000. One of 189 vehicles imported to U.S. in 2006. Shows as delivered new from Mercedes-Benz. Stunning example. $257,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 2007 Porsche 911 997 GT3 coupe S/N 087357. Red/tan leather. 4,624 miles. Purchased from estate of original owner. Hundreds of Ferrari publications collected by the proud owner with tools, jack, spare, original window sticker, and canceled checks used to purchase the car. Complete engineout belt service completed July 31, 2014 at 4,618 miles. Clean CarFax. An original, box-stock example. $117,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) American 1934 Ford 3-window coupe Arctic Blue/cream. Stunning numbers-matching classic. One of 664 4-speed examples produced for 1957. Dual quads. Frame-off restoration. Multi-level NCRS Award Winner: NCRS Local Top Flight Award 99.4%, NCRS Regional top flight award 98.4%, NCRS Performance Verification, NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award 98.8%. Best example on the market today. $129,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 1959 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N 30867S114605. Sebring Silver/black. V8, 4-spd manual. Original matching numbers fuel-injected 327/360 with manual trans. Body-off restoration, NCRS Top Flight, judged, autographed by Duntov and Shinoda. Original window sticker, extensive photos and documentation. $122,500. Contact Bob, 207.590.0059, Email: enzo@gwi.net (ME) 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327/375 Fuelie coupe Carrera White/black leather. 3,042 miles. Heavily equipped, matching white 19-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers. Preserved in amazing originality. Options too numerous to mention. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Books, tools, tire accessories, inflator, car cover. Paint and interior are as delivered new. Clean CARFAX. One of only 2,378 produced. $139,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) S/N J59S104983. Classic Cream (1 of 223)/black. Other, 4-spd automatic. Impeccable! NCRS Top Flight. $160,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette1957-1004G/1004G.html (OH) Black/tan. 50 miles. V8, 3-spd manual. Ford factory sheet metal, deep black paint, Flathead V8 motor, Columbia rear end, dual exhaust, full-juice brake set up, dropped axle. LeBaron Bonney Bedford Cord, rumble seat, all gauges work, super clean and comfortable. Has many rare ’34 Ford accessories. $107,500 OBO. Contact John, 831.375.7363, Email: fullscalemodels@yahoo.com (CA) 1960 Chevrolet Corvette convertible Rally Red/white. Perhaps the highest award winning and most correctly restored 1965 Corvette Coupe. Bloomington Gold Certified 97% score, NCRS Top Flight Certified 97.7% score, Triple-Crown Certified 99.9% score, Gold Spinner Award. One of 5 known Fuelie coupes with this color combination. Original window sticker showing all options included. $145,500. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) S/N 00867S101940. Tasco Turquoise/Turquoise. 4-spd manual. 270hp. Impeccable. $160,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@ proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette-1960-1002G/1002G.html (OH) 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Fuelie convertible Roman Red/black. 327/360, 4-speed trans. Arguably 160 S/N 194375S110192. Tuxedo Black/black. 4-spd manual. Bloomington Gold Special Collection and NCRS Duntov award. $450,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www.proteamcorvette. com/Corvette-1965-1021E/1021E.html (OH) Sports Car Market 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Export Fuel-Injected Tanker coupe

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425 convertible 1967 Chevrolet Corvette coupe 1970 Chevy Corvette coupe 1971 Chevrolet Corvette convertible S/N 194676S121721. Mossport Green/black. 44,800 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. This is one of the rarest produced from 1966, a true L72 big-block 427-ci/425hp optioned car from the factory. Perfect fresh Mosport Green finish with black top and interior, Teak wheel, Goldwall tires on cast alloy wheels, non-matching number motor. $25k-plus in receipts, the perfect event Corvette. $84,995 OBO. Contact Craig, C. Brody Investment Motorcars, 954.646.8819, Email: craigbrody@investmemtmotorcars.net Web: https://www.guitarbroker.com/cars/1966-chevroletcorvette-427425-roadster/ (FL) S/N 194377S119262. Goodwood Green/Saddle Tan. 14,870 miles. 4-spd manual. 435hp. 14,870 actual miles. Bloomington Gold and NCRS Duntov award. $200,000. Contact Terry, ProTeam Classic Corvettes, Email: terry@proteamcorvette.com Web: https://www.proteamcorvette.com/Corvette1967-1007G/1007G.html (OH) S/N 194370S406213. Blue/black. 67,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Original drive train with ps, pb, pw and factory a/c. I’ve owned this car for almost 20 years and it’s in excellent mechanical condition. The engine runs strong (no smoke),the frame is good, there are no funny noises, the trans shifts crisply and the ride is smooth. It has received professional service on a regular basis. $25,500 OBO. Contact Edward, 302-875-3359, Email: broadcreek@ comcast.net (DE) Mille Miglia Red/black. 74,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. LS5 454/365-hp, two tops, leather, a/c (rare on Big Block cars), docs including original copies of tank sticker, MSO, titles. Refreshed/restored: a/c, hard top, interior, exterior. Heavily optioned, original matching engine, transmission, rearend, trim tag, etc. $52,500. Contact Ken, 248.626.5500, Email: kal@thepdmgroup.com (MI) 2005 Ford GT coupe Mark IV Red & white stripes/Ebony leather. 1,255 miles. Low, original documented miles. All four factory options. Clean CarFax. Includes extra key, extra key fob, original window sticker, books and tire inflator with tow hook. Car cover never out of original sealed packaging. Believed to be singlefamily owned. Exceptional in every way and as delivered new. Spectacular! $315,000. Contact Don, 520.349.0940, Email: dmack@donmackey.com (AZ) 2008 Shelby GT500 fastback Vista Blue clearcoat metallic/black leather. 87 miles. V8, 6-spd manual. BRAND NEW w/87 miles on the odometer. It includes every stitch of paperwork including original bill of sale, window sticker and all contracts. It has Sirius radio, HID headlamps, GT500 Premium trim package, white tape GT500 stripes, Shaker 1000 Audio System and ambient lighting. Simply the best! $42,995 OBO. Contact Craig, C. Brody Investment Motorcars, 954.646.8819, Email: craigbrody@investmemtmotorcars.net Web: https://www.guitarbroker.com/cars/2008-shelby-gt500-fastback/ (FL) © Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ Subscribe to SCM today and become a collector car insider www.sportscarmarket.com 162 Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. The company boasts an expert team of specialists, who offer 180 years combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) JR-Auctions. A Wyoming-based company, founded by Robert A. Tybor, entrepreneur/businessman and Jeff Davi, Entrepreneur/ Real-Estate Broker. JR-Auctions will be hosting its first live/virtual Monterey Plaza Hotel classic Auto/Yacht Auction in Aug, 2015 overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. For more information please visit our website jr-auctions.com or call to 844-572-8867. Accepting Consignments-please register online. You don’t want to miss it. state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — Fast N Loud on Discovery, Dallas Car Sharks on Velocity and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 717.243.7855. 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www. petersencollectorcars.com Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world, according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Rick Cole Auctions . Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine 70-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole.com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors FOLLOW SCM Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, 164 Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Sports Car Market Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most exciting automotive events like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Sotheby’s is the world’s largest collector car auction house for investmentquality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales and auctions, coupled with the industry’s largest expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmsothebys.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532. 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals CAR ART, INC. www.CarArt.us Silverstone Auctions is a world- class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia. If you are a buyer or seller Silverstone is the classic vehicle auction house for you. www.silverstoneauctions.com (U.K.) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See website for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) Alfa Romeo Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. For over a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) We are your one-stop shop for the World’s Finest Automotive Art. Choose from 1,300 artworks of 130 marques by 80 renowned fine artists, car designers and photographers. “Whether your preference is European sports and racing cars, American muscle or pre-war classics, you’ll find what you’re looking for.” — SCM. Founded in 2002 by Peter Aylett after 25 years in car design with Ford, GM, Lotus, Mercedes, Mazda and Nissan. Contact Peter at info@carart.us or call 949-433-0500 (CA) Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Automobilia inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Celebrate your ownership experiGooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our website for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full October 2015 ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast Checker Motor Cars. At Checker Motor Cars we have a passion for cars, not only CHECKERS, but all cars. We are fanatic about automobile history 165

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. and that drives our passion to restore history and art. Sales, Parts, Service and Restorations for Checker Automobiles. www.checkermotorcars.com (MA) DeLorean Motor Company. Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) 239.495.8550. The first franchise of the new DeLorean Motor Company. Celebrating our 10th year in business we are the South Eastern United States exclusive source for DeLorean Sales, Service, Restoration and Parts. We have the largest selection of DeLoreans for sale in the world numbering 20 or more at any time and stock a full parts inventory. www.dmcflorida.com examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc., of Monterey, California, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the very best way possible. We specialize in European classics, visit us at www.MohrImports.com. (CA) The Stables Automotive Group. 480.699.3095. Arizona’s finest facility for automotive management and concierge services offers show car preparation, auction representation, storage and transportation. Single or multi-car collections are welcome in our climatecontrolled 20,000 sq. ft. facility located in Scottsdale’s Airpark, near January’s auction scene. Stop by and meet the owners, Steve and Chris, they’re on site every day. www.stablesgroup.com Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world class facility houses 3 showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team, of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. 330.453.8900. Buy, sell, trade, auction of affordable antique, classic, collector vehicles. Bob Lichty offers over 40 years experience in the classic car industry. Motorcar Portfolio, LLC. has been serving NE Ohio and the world since 2004. Let us help with your needs. See our current inventory at our web site. www.motorcarportfolio.com (OH) Heritage Classics Motorcar ComCopley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com ProTeamCorvette.com. Corvettes: Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality 166 1953–1982. Over 10,000 sold since 1971! Money-back guarantee. Worldwide transportation. Z06s, L88s, L89s, LS6s, ZR2s, ZR1s, LT1s, COPOs, Fuelies, Special 425s/435s/RPOs. Call toll free 888.592.5086 or call 419.592.5086. Fax 419.592.4242, email: terry@proteamcorvette.com or visit our website: www.ProTeamCorvette.com. ProTeam Corvette Sales, 1410 N. Scott St., Napoleon, OH 43545. Special Corvettes wanted at CorvettesWanted.com! NCRS Member #136. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75+ examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, 949.412.8812. We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling, give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. 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English Chubb Collector Car Insurance. Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collection Management Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Carficionado Collection Manage- ment GmbH. Florian Seidl of Carficionado has been discreetly consulting to car collectors worldwide since 2002. We specialize in: • Collection Building • Collection Management • Investment Guidance • Restoration Supervision • Researching your car’s pedigree • Event Organization • Insurance • Experienced in coordination with trusts, family offices and institutional investors • Exceptional global market KnowHow • Proven track record including world record sales & Pebble Beach class wins for our clients Carficionado manages your valuable classic car collection with German precision. Contact us +49 89 82030682 pr@carficionado.com www.carficionado.com Collector Car Insurance Grundy Worldwide offers agreed value insurance with no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, and high liability limits. Our coverages are specifically designed for collectible-car owners. From classic cars to muscle cars, Grundy Worldwide has you covered. (*Zero deductible available in most states.) 888.6GRUNDY (888.647.8639). www.grundyworldwide.com. (PA) 1.866.CAR.9648. With Chubb, you’ll have flexibility and control with worldclass coverage and claim service. There are no mileage restrictions, “Agreed Value” is included, and you’re free to use the restoration shop of your choice for covered repairs. Special pricing is also available for large collections. For more information, call 1-866-227-9648 or visit www.chubbcollectorcar.com. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net. (CA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com. (NY) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–presen. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows Hilton Head Island Motoring FesHagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com. (MI) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) tival. The South; a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall - October 23rd to November 1st - in the land of southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Radcliffe Motor Company. Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. E-Type UK USA. An international Heacock Classic. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic-car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.heacockclassic.com. (FL) specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 harry@etypeukusa.com www.etypeukusa.com 410.517.1681. The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exoticcar community, we are known for our proficiency and workmanship. We host the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, and you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. Finance J. J. BEST BANC & CO. provides Fourintune Garages Inc. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com. October 2015 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British Marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (WI) financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! FOLLOW SCM 167

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Leasing dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We Ferrari Financial Services. 201.510.2500. As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 928 S4 Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. Our Simple Lease Program is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term, as well as for those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Program allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care Baldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. Woodside Credit. When financing your classic or collector car, Woodside Credit is all about performance. We offer THE LOWEST PAYMENTS IN AMERICA! and provide our clients with fast, friendly and professional service. For over a decade, Woodside has been recognized as the leading lender in the classic and collector car market and is exclusively endorsed by Barrett-Jackson. Apply online at woodsidecredit.com or call 888-354-3982. German Cosdel International Transportation. European Collectibles, Inc. 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com. (CA) Since 1960 Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com. (CA) Italian The SL Market Letter. Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle. Porsche of Bend. 800.842.1584. Located in Central Oregon since 1982, Porsche of Bend is the Northwest’s destination dealership for new and pre-owned Porsches. Formerly Carrera Motors, Porsche of Bend continues to proudly sell and service one of the most desired brand names in North America. www.bend.porschedealer.com (OR) 206.329.7070. Family owned and operated, Ferrari of Seattle is Washington State’s only Official Ferrari dealer. Named “Ferrari Top Dealer-World Champion 2013,” our customer service and knowledge of the Ferrari brand is second to none. 1401 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 www.ferrariofseattle.com LeMay—America’s Car Museum Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com 168 celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the four-level, 165,000 sq. ft. museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, Sports Car Market 612.567.0234. NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. The center of competence for classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts — for vintage car sales, meticulous restorations by manufacturer-trained technicians and the widest selection of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts, we are the source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than one million dollars, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com. Legal Law Offices of Bruce Shaw Collector Car Fraud Specialists, www.shawlaws.com. A motorhead law firm with real practical knowledge and experience in the Collector Car Field. Experience: Chain of speed shops, Body Shops, Car Dealerships, former NCRS judge as well as licensed attorneys. Estate planning and divorce settlements concerning Collector Cars. 50 State Representation. 215.657.2377 Mercedes-Benz SpeedFurniture.com. 844-GO-SPEED. Racing-Inspired Furniture, Ergonomic Racing Office Chairs, Streamlined Automotive Desks, Bar sets, Lounge Chairs, Bookcases, Tables & Accessories! Experience the highest quality custom furniture available. Designed by award-winning Designer Henri Lenterman. Using cutting-edge European design and style. Offering Affordable Automotive Furniture backed by a Lifetime Guarantee. Manufactured using the highest-quality materials & components. Now available with custom embroidery! Email: SpeedFurniture@yahoo.com Website: www.SpeedFurniture.com The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever-popular pull-out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com California Car Cover Company. More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust system for various reasons —durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. QuickSilver are the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is essential, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. www.quicksilverexhausts.com RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Classic Investments, Inc. Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive Ac- cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver, show/driver, show, and preservation level restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsman who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Hahn - Vorbach & Associates D. L. George Historic Motorcars. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November. BrightonMotorsports.com, 480-483-4682 or info@brightonmotorsports.com. October 2015 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989, specializing in the restoration, sales & service of 1950–1970s Classic European Sports Cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche & Mercedes. Colorado’s premier onestop shop for all of a collector’s needs. Friendly, knowledgeable, passionate staff welcomes you to call for all inquiries; our in-house factory-trained Ferrari mechanic has 40 years experience. www.classicinvest.com (CO) includes full buckle inspection, hand and machine polishing, dimensions measured to 1/32nd inch of original using the best harness leather from tanneries located in the USA. www.DRESSERLEATHERS.com Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009. The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Exoticars USA. 908.996.4889, Wil Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) de Groot’s Exoticars USA has serviced and restored Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the NJ, PA, NY region since 1979. We’re passionate about keeping your car fast, reliable, beautiful and authentic. Our mechanical, paint/ body, electronic, machining and fabricating work is unsurpassed and awardwinning. We have specialized equipment and knowledge to service newer and vintage models and everything in between. www.exoticars-usa.com. (NJ) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road, we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) Suixtil USA. 855.784.9845. Suixtil- USA is the premier retailer for fine menswear inspired by auto racing heritage. The Suixtil racing uniforms have been worn by many Formula One racing heroes including Juan Manuel Fangio. Built for Speed, Styled for Passion, Made for Gentlemen. For more information, shop online at www.suixtil-usa. com, call 1-855-SUIXTIL (784-9845), or email sales@suixtil-usa.com. Volante Classics. 978.447.1669. At High Mountain Classics. Dresser Leathers. 201.889.7168. Your source for vintage leather reproductions. Specializing in accurate reproduction of leather mirror/tire straps, luggage tie-downs and handles as well as custom leather accessories for the collector car investor. Service 970.532.2339. World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Volante Classics we rebuild notable European classic cars. What sets us apart is our master craftsman, Roberto Donati, who learned to reshape contours, reconstruct panels, and recreate beauty while he was a young man in Italy. 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Carl Bomstead eWatch This Four-Bit Coin Can Pay for a Duesie Seeing what other collectors pay for their objects of passion makes car collecting look pretty reasonable Thought Carl’s Heritage Auctions, at their May New York U.S. Coins sale, sold an old four-bit piece for the startling exceptional condition and was the earliest known proof coin of any denomination. In addition it was minted in New Orleans, but there is no record of the coins being produced there, which adds to its allure. We are certainly not coin collectors, but it’s always interesting to see what others are willing to pay for their stuff so we can justify our foolishness to our spouses and others. Here are a few treasures we found that require little or no justification: Southern California produced these porcelain “Dog Bone” plates for their members from 1909 until 1913 in a couple of slightly different variations. They, along with the earlier “Mickey Mouse” ear plates, are very desirable with collectors from all over the country. They usually sell for about what was paid here, so no harm no foul. EBAY#181712579872— CHEVROLET SUPER SERVICE PORCELAIN DEALERSHIP SIGN. Number of Bids: 50. SOLD AT: $4,749. Date: 4/26/2015. This is an iconic sign that is right at home in any car barn full of American iron. The sign is 48 inches wide and a touch over 41 inches in height. It is in very nice condition, and these have been money in the bank over the years. No reason for the ride to end any time soon. EBAY #261886843398— EBAY #351443508067— CALIFORNIA “DOG BONE” PORCELAIN LICENSE PLATE. Number of Bids: 25. SOLD AT: $2,024.77. Date: 7/9/2015. California first required license plates in 1905, but the state did not issue them until 1914. The Automobile Club of VINTAGE FRENCH CEBE RACING GOGGLES. Number of Bids: 21 SOLD AT: $137.58. Date: 5/20/2015. These early racing goggles certainly had an unusual and eye-catching oblong shape. They were in good condition, with the glass lenses in good order, and they had the Cebe logo on each frame. A must-have if you were planning EBAY#331569595788—1957 DODGE BATTERY-OPERATED CHINESE TIN TOY. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $395. Date: 6/6/2015. This cute little 9.5-inch tin toy was made in China and was model # China M-009. It was without the original packaging and was lacking the fine detailing of the Japanese versions. Still, it was in good working order with only minor play wear. For the money, it was a good value. on taking your Type 35 Bugatti to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. OIL CAN. Number of Bids: 36. SOLD AT: $6,109.89. Date: 6/13/2015. This full one-gallon Gilmore oil can was in exceptional condition and obviously sold for all the money. Anything related to the Gilmore Oil Company rings the bell with gas/oil collectors, and if the condition is there, the price is no object. Certainly that is the case here, and I doubt if you will find another this nice. price of $649,250. Now, it was not a run-of-the-mill four-bit piece, but an extremely rare 1838-O half dollar of which nine are known to exist, with one residing in the Smithsonian Institution. It was in EBAY #201362360927— EBAY #231586166412— ONE-GALLON GILMORE MOLINE-KNIGHT RADIATOR BADGE. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $861.99. Date: 6/7/2015. The Moline-Knight was manufactured in East Moline, IL, between 1914 and 1919. It was powered by the Knight sleeve-valve motor, which accounts for the rather mundane name for the car. The badge was almost five inches in length and was in decent condition. An unusual addition to any badge collection — but at a rather steep price. ♦ SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 170 POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market