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Dan Kruse Classics: Midland, TX, U.S. 5/21/2016

Silverstone: Northamptonshire, U.K. 5/21/2016

Lucky Collector Car Auctions: Tacoma, WA 5/14/2016

Russo and Steele: Newport Beach, CA, U.S. 6/12/2016

Twin Cities Auctions: St. Paul, MN 6/17/2016

Motostalgia: Indianapolis, IN, U.S. 6/18/2016

Barrett-Jackson: Uncasville, CT 6/23/2016

Bonhams: Chichester, U.K. 6/24/2016

H&H Auctions: Droitwich Spa, U.K. 7/10/2016

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“Like” us on Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends October 2016 . Volume 28 . Number 10 FERRARI PROFILES This Month’s Market Movers Up Close ENGLISH by Paul Hardiman 72 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica $385,000 / Auctions America A lucky bidder gets a great deal ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 76 106 122 1949 Aston Martin DB Team Car $891,319 / Bonhams A car that started a dynasty GERMAN by Prescott Kelly 78 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa 3.5 Targa $85,226 / Silverstone The confident collector’s 1980s sports car AMERICAN by Mark Wiggington 80 136 by Steve Ahlgrim 70 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 193 Vehicles Rated at Nine Sales 90 94 MARKET OVERVIEW Top 10 auction sales and best buys, plus cars you should buy, sell or hold — Chad Tyson, Jim Pickering BONHAMS Chichester, U.K.: Goodwood Festival of Speed sales brings $9.4m on 55 cars sold — Paul Hardiman MOTOSTALGIA Indianapolis, IN: Brickyard Invitational Festival sale nets $1.6m — Bob DeKorne BARRETT-JACKSON Uncasville, CT: B-J sells 553 cars for $25.5m in its first Northeast sale — Adam Blumenthal ROUNDUP Highlights from Lucky in Tacoma, WA; Silverstone in Northamptonshire, U.K.; Dan Kruse Classics in Midland, TX; Russo and Steele in Newport Beach, CA; Twin Cities in St. Paul, MN; and H&H in Droitwich Spa, U.K. — Jack Tockston, Paul Hardiman, Phil Skinner, Wallace Marx; and B. Mitchell Carlson 1996 Porsche 993 RS Clubsport Coupe $369,469 / Bonhams Brexit punishes the seller of this rare car RACE by Thor Thorson 82 1920 Detroit Electric Model 82 Brougham $66,000 / RM Sotheby’s Electrics still don’t spark the market NEXT GEN by Tony Piff 84 acebook and look for updates and offers! 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Two-Seater $1,200,618 / Bonhams Great provenance returns to the family 16 1972 Nissan Fairlady ZG $60,500 / The Finest Great price for a swoopy, homologated Z Cover photo: 1949 Aston Martin DB Team Car; courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market


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60 A trio of Cadillac fins at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance COLUMNS 20 Shifting Gears We talk a lot about money during Monterey Car Week, but it’s really about the cars Keith Martin 52 Affordable Classic A clean, well-kept 1986 Toyota SR5 4X4 pickup is a rare find Jeff Zurschmeide 54 Legal Files An auction of 10 high-end cars seized from a drug kingpin John Draneas 56 Unconventional Wisdom Many collectors buy and hold cars for reasons they can’t explain — not even to themselves Donald Osborne 74 The Cumberford Perspective This Aston Martin DB prototype provided a road map to the future Robert Cumberford 170 eWatch Albert Einstein’s pocket watch sells for $353,592, which would buy you a lot of top-tier porcelain signs Carl Bomstead FEATURES 60 2016 Greenwich Concours: This years brings a new view — and rain on Sunday — Bill Rothermel 62 2016 Keels & Wheels: The rain clouds fled for a stellar field — Carl Bomstead 64 2016 Forest Grove Concours: Trading car stories on a tree-lined campus — Tony Piff 18 Sports Car Market DEPARTMENTS 26 Auction Calendar 26 Crossing the Block 30 Concours and Events: Hilton Head Motoring Festival, Niello Concours at Serrano 32 Art on Wheels: The National Corvette Museum, the Lane Motor Museum and the Canadian Automotive Museum 38 Contributors: Get to know our invaluable staffers and writers 40 You Write, We Read: Putting a ’72 E-type on the cover, Continuation Tucker issues, Publisher Martin flirts with Porsche 356s 42 Display Advertisers Index 46 Time Pieces: Tudor’s New Black Bay Dive Watch 46 Neat Stuff: A tricky plate and a stronger tank 48 In Miniature: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR 48 Speaking Volumes: Rich Guys, Fast Guys And Idiots: Remastered 104 On the Radar: What’s new to import and what to pay 116 Rising Sun: 1978 Datsun 620 pickup, 1971 Datsun 1600 pickup, 1974 Datsun Sunny “Hakotora” custom pickup 130 Fresh Meat: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S roadster, 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 coupe, 2016 Shelby GT350R coupe 150 Our Portland Hipster: 1987 Merkur XR4TI hatchback, 1974 Subaru 1400 DL coupe 156 Mystery Photo: “If these Gulf Ford GT40s sell for $11 million, there’s gotta be a couple of nuts inside” 158 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 162 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Bill Rothermel


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Money is Big, But Passion Drives the Hobby Old cars pull us away from the mundane and ignite our sensory perceptions In a modern car, every morning of a road trip is identical. You get into your car, start it and drive away. You’re secure in the knowledge that the car will warn you if your tire pressures or fluid levels are low. The dash readout lets you know how soon you should be thinking about fuel, and the nav system gives you the route to get to the nearest filling station. It’s different with our old cars. Each morning, much like grooming a horse, we perform our rituals. We start by checking the tire pressures and adjust them. Then we open our hoods and do a visual inspection. We look to see if anything has started to work itself loose due to the vibrations that are part of running at 4,000 rpm for hours. One time, I noticed that a stud which the fan shroud bolts to was working its way through my upper radiator hose on my ’67 Alfa Duetto, and if I hadn’t wrapped some duct tape around the hose, it would have soon been penetrated, which could have left me with no water and an overheating engine in an inconvenient situation. We crack open our radiator caps and see if there is just a little cool- ant evident at the top of the filler neck. And if the level is low, we make a mental note to figure out why and where we are losing the fluid. I always pop open the brake-fluid reservoir. Especially in an old car Roadside burger joints offer a taste of times gone by E ach year, this issue falls in the lull just before the great Super Bowl contest that is Monterey Car Week. Each of the auction companies on the Peninsula has its lineups set. All the sevenand eight-figure, market-defining cars have been extensively promoted and the potential bidders courted. Within a few days after you read this, we’ll all know if this year’s totals exceed the $400m of last year (I predict they will, by at least $25m), and like a horse race, which parts of the market will continue to surge and which will start to fall behind. It’s Really All About the Cars As we await the results, it’s a good time to reflect on why we’re involved with these old cars in the first place. If we had unlimited resources, we could buy all the cars we wanted and drive them to our heart’s content. Each day we’d pick out a different vintage machine from the garage and set off for a new destination. But it doesn’t work that way. All of us are constantly juggling the components of the enthusiast’s equation. We strive to balance time, space, money and passion. For me, it’s always been about the trips and the camaraderie, which started when I drove my Bugeye Sprite, when I was just 16, the nearly unimaginable 325 miles from San Francisco to spend a weekend with my girlfriend who was studying at UC Santa Barbara. And a year later, at 17, setting off for the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in my MGA (no, we didn’t make it; did you have to ask?). When you get into a 50-year-old car to explore 600 miles of back roads, every turn becomes an adventure. Every stop for gas becomes an exploration of a filling station from a different era. Lunches in smalltown burger joints are a reminder of a time before national fast-food chains and identical truck stops. Old cars pull us away from the mundane and into a world where our sensory perceptions are heightened. We watch temperature gauges with wary eyes on uphill grades, and we are thoughtful about the stopping power of our drum brakes on long downhill gradients. 20 with a single-circuit braking system, losing your brake fluid, perhaps from a leaking brake-wheel cylinder, can be a very dangerous — and even life-threatening — situation. Finally, if you’re on a road trip, you sweep the accumulated debris of empty cups, cans, water bottles and snack wrappers out of the car and into a garbage can — which is about as close to concours preparation as I’m going to get. With an old car, you are fully engaged in the operation of its systems and the monitoring of its drivetrain. One of the great surprises for those who are new to old cars is just how involved the cars expect you to be with them, on a daily or even hourly basis. It is this regular ritual of preparation that bonds you to your car. You care about the status of its systems, and it rewards your attention through its reliability and performance. Will You Stay... Or Will You Go? We’ve said goodbye to our 2001 Porsche Turbo. I purchased the Tiptronic-equipped car in anticipation of rotator- cuff surgery — our CPA has her doubts about it qualifying as a business-related medical expense — and put several thousand delightful miles on it. Supremely competent and comfortable, the Porsche was as happy inching along in rush-hour traffic as it was whooshing over Mount Hood on Highway 26 at triple-digit speeds. The Turbo, with its Mezger engine, is simply a masterpiece of modern road-car engineering. It’s gone to a good home with longtime ACC contributor and friend Michael Pierce. Before pulling it into his garage next to his 1967 427/435 Corvette, he had the 911 chipped so it now produces 500 horsepower. The previous 415 just weren’t enough. We replaced it with the 2006 Lotus Elise that we had previously owned, sold and bought back. It’s a better fit in the little SCM collection that continues to focus on nimble, lightweight, high-revving cars. The garage is now filled with cars that reward the care we provide to them with a tactile pleasure on two-lane highways. We enjoy each mile more than the last. In the end, it’s all about the trips and the people, and the cars that make these adventures possible. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted VanDerBrink — The Pinkley Collection Where: Blue Eye, MO When: October 1 More: www.vanderbrink.com Morphy Where: Denver, PA When: October 2–3 More: www.morphyauctions.com Bonhams — Preserving the Automobile Where: Philadelphia, PA When: October 3 Featured cars: • 1927 Pierce-Arrow Model 80 sedan • 1913 Ford Model T touring • 1908 Galloway Highwheeler wagon • 1900 Locomobile Steamer More: www.bonhams.com RM Sotheby’s Where: Hershey, PA When: October 6–7 Featured cars: • 1913 Oldsmobile Model 53 5-passenger tourer • Star Car: 1916 Pierce-Arrow Model 66A-4 touring • 1934 Packard Super Eight coupe More: www.rmsothebys.com Vicari Where: Biloxi, MS When: October 6–8 Featured cars: • 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L89, numbers- 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.taylor@sportscarmarket.com. SEPTEMBER AUG. 31–4—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 2—SILVERSTONE Woodstock, U.K. 3—BONHAMS Beaulieu, U.K. 3—BONHAMS Paris, FRA 3—WORLDWIDE Auburn, IN 3–4—SILVER Sun Valley, ID 7—RM SOTHEBY’S London, U.K. 8—COYS Sussex, U.K. 8–10—MECUM Louisville, KY 9—J. WOOD Greenwood, MO 26 9–10—LEAKE Detroit, MI 9–10—SILVER Minneapolis, MN 9–11—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 10—BONHAMS Chichester, U.K. 10—MOTOSTALGIA Watkins Glen, NY 10—VANDERBRINK Hildreth, NE 10—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Austin, TX 10—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 17—BARONS Sunbury on Thames, U.K. 17—VANDERBRINK Smithville, MO 17—THE FINEST Aspen, CO 18—ARTCURIAL Catz, FRA 19—BONHAMS London, U.K. 19—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 21—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 22—TOM MACK Charlotte, NC 22–24—SILVER Reno, NV 24—CCA Leamington Spa, U.K. 24—DRAGONE Boston, MA OCTOBER 1—VANDERBRINK Blue Eye, MO 2—MORPHY Denver, PA 3—BONHAMS Philadelphia, PA 6–7—RM SOTHEBY’S Hershey, PA 6–8—MECUM Schaumburg, IL 6–8—VICARI Biloxi, MS 7—BONHAMS Brussels, BEL 8—COYS Ascot, U.K. 8—COYS Paris, FRA 8—SILVER Vancouver, WA 9—ARTCURIAL Chateau-sur-Epte, FRA 11–12—H&H Duxford, U.K. 13–15—BARRETTJACKSON Las Vegas, NV 14–15—BRANSON Branson, MO 15—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 22—THEODORE BRUCE Melbourne, AUS 22—VANDERBRINK Washington, GA 22—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 25—BARONS Esher, U.K. 28–30—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Mississauga, ON, CAN 29—COYS London, U.K. 30—ARTCURIAL Paris, FRA NOVEMBER 2-5—MECUM Dallas, TX 4—BONHAMS London, U.K. 5—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 5—AUCTIONS AMERICA Hilton Head Island, SC 5—MOTOSTALGIA Austin, TX 12–13—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 16—H&H Derby, U.K. 17–19—MECUM Anaheim, CA 18–20—LEAKE Dallas, TX 18–20—MCCORMICK’S Palm Springs, CA 23—BRIGHTWELLS Leominster, U.K. 25–26—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Houston, TX Sports Car Market Star Car: 1916 Pierce-Arrow Model 66A-4 Touring at RM Sotheby’s in Hershey, PA matching with 4-speed and documentation • 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II More: www.vicariauction.com Mecum — Chicago 2016 Where: Schaumburg, IL When: October 6–8 Featured cars: • 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle COPO, one of 323, restored in 1998 • 1955 Willys-Overland pickup • Star Car: 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible, Pace Car edition, one of 50 More: www.mecum.com Bonhams — The Zoute Sale Where: Brussels, BEL When: October 7 Featured cars: • 1987 Porsche 928 CS coupe • 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Targa, delivered new to Dutch Rijkspolitie More: www.bonhams.com


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1971 Dodge Challenger convertible, Pace Car edition, one of 50, at Mecum in Schaumburg, IL Coys Where: Ascot, U.K. When: October 8 More: www.coys.co.uk Silver Where: Vancouver, WA When: October 8 Featured cars: • 1959 Chevrolet El Camino pickup • 1978 Opel Kadett More: www.silverauctions.com Artcurial — The André Weber Collection Where: Chateau-sur-Epte, FRA When: October 9 Featured cars: • 1953 Chrysler New Yorker 2-dr hard top • 1937 Matford V8 cabriolet • 1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Model 904 Convertible Victoria • 1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith limousine More: www.artcurial.com H&H Where: Duxford, U.K. When: October 11–12, 2016 More: www.handh.co.uk Barrett-Jackson — Las Vegas 2016 Where: Las Vegas, NV When: October 13–15 Featured cars: • 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, fewer than 3,500 miles since restoration, from Tammy Allen Collection • 1937 Cord 812 phaeton, CCCA National Meet 1st place winner, from Tammy Allen Collection • Star Car: 1962 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 convertible, flat floor, hood louvers and a 4-speed • 1958 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4 roadster • 1999 Shelby Series 1 convertible, #144, with fewer than 400 miles More: www.barrett-jackson.com Branson Where: Branson, MO When: October 14–15 Featured cars: • Star Car: 1989 Ferrari Testarossa • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Fuelie convertible • 1953 Muntz Jet • 1908 Ford Model S Speedster More: www.bransonauction.com Silverstone — The Porsche Sale Where: Northamptonshire, U.K. When: October 15 More: www.silverstoneauctions.com Theodore Bruce — Motorclassica Where: Melbourne, AUS When: October 22 More: www.theodorebruceauctions.com.au VanDerBrink — The McAvoy Collection Where: Washington, GA When: October 22 Featured cars: • 1949 Mercury Eight • 1957 Chevrolet 210 2-door sedan More: www.vanderbrink.com Southern Classic — 44th Semi-annual Music City Classic Where: Murfreesboro, TN When: October 22 More: www.southernclassicauctions.com Barons Where: Esher, U.K. When: October 25 More: www.barons-auctions.com Collector Car Productions Where: Mississauga, ON, CAN When: October 28–30 More: www.collectorcarproductions.com Coys Where: London, U.K. When: October 29 More: www.coys.co.uk Artcurial — Sur les Champs Where: Paris, FRA When: October 30 More: www.artcurial.com ♦ Star Car: 1962 Jaguar XKE Series I 3.8 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 28 Star Car: 1989 Ferrari Testarossa at Branson, MO Sports Car Market


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com OCTOBER CALENDAR Sept. 28–Oct. 2 Fall Carlisle, Carlisle, PA; www.carlisleeventscom 2 Lawrence Region AACA 44th Annual Antique Car Show, Lawrence, KS; www. lawrenceregionaaca.com 9 Brooklands Autumn Motorsport Day, Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey, U.K.; www.brooklandsmuseum.com 9 Cars for Kids Automobile Show, Litchfield, CT; www. ctjuniorrepublic.org 14–16 Lake Mirror Classic Automobile Festival, Lakeland, FL; www.lakemirrorclassic.com Showcase in San Diego More than 150 high-performance, classic and sports cars take over San Diego’s world-famous Gaslamp Quarter on October 8 for the Eigth 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) Fall at Hilton Head The Hilton Head Island Mo- toring Festival and Concours d’Elegance returns for another great week of automotive events, and this is by far the biggest car event of the month. The 2016 Honored Marque is European Classics from 1925 to 1948. The Savannah Speed Classic revs up from October 28 to 30 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The following weekend, November 5–6, Hilton Head Island becomes the grand venue. The Car Club Showcase takes over the Port Royal Golf Club on November 5. On November 6, the Concours d’Elegance will start at 9 a.m. For pricing and packages, go to www.hhiconcours.com (SC) Southern Charm at a First-Time Concours Shift through time at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d’Elegance and experience 170 concours-level automobiles displayed amid the charm and beauty of Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, GA. The concours weekend — October 8 and 9 — features a restoration corner, tour and tech sessions and a merchants walk. Ride & Drives will feature Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Tesla, Porsche, McLaren, Aston Martin, Panoz, Mercedes and Lamborghini cars. The show will honor Don Panoz at a Saturday-night gala benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, visit www. atlantaconcours.org (GA) Hershey by the Numbers The AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet — better known as Fall Hershey — crams the world’s biggest car swapmeet and a great car show into Hershey, PA, from October 5 to 8. This meet has taken place each year since 1955. There are more than 9,000 vendor spaces, 1,000 car corral spots and 1,500 cars in the show. RM Sotheby’s puts on their annual Hershey Auction on October 6–7. This weekend is a great way to end the car season, but plan on coming back next year, as no one can see all of this in just four days. www.hersheyaaca.org (PA) 30 Automotive Gold in the California Hills Niello Concours at Serrano takes place on October 2 in El Dorado Hills, CA, and the 13th edition opens at 10 a.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the gate. www.nielloconcoursatserrano.com (CA) ♦ Sports Car Market Bill Rothermel Michael Trimble Bill Rothermel


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Art on Wheels Museum Openings and Exhibits Send announcements to insideline@sportscarmarket.com The History of General Motors in Western Canada Back in 1928, General Motors built a plant in Regina, Saskatchewan — just in time for the 1929 U.S. stock-market crash and the Great Depression. GM shut down the plant in 1930, and it operated for a few months in 1931. It then ran between 1937 and 1939 before becoming a munitions factory for World War II. The Canadian Automotive Museum’s exhibit, “General Motors in Western Canada” tells the story of GM’s short stay in Saskatchewan. The museum is in Oshawa, Ontario, CAN. For more information, visit www.canadianautomotivemuseum. com (CDA) Take a Tour of the Corvette Line The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, now offers tours of the nearby General Motors Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant. The one-hour tours visit the plant every 15 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on weekdays. The tour includes about a mile of walking. No cell phones, cameras, crutches, purses, backpacks or electronic devices are allowed. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children age 10 to 16. For more information, visit www.corvetteplanttours.com (KY) From Japan, Bavaria and Italy to Nashville The Lane Motor Museum — a Nashville, TN, spot filled with a vast, eclectic array of cars — has three interesting exhibits for visitors: • “Made in Japan” will January 16, 2017. run through • “Bavarian Birthday — Celebrating BMW’s Centenary,” a special display of BMWs from the museum’s collection and other owners, runs through March 6, 2017. • “Macchine Italiane: A Tour of Italy’s Motoring Spirit” features 40 landmark Italian cars, motorcycles and bicycles. This exhibit runs through May 22, 2017. For more information, visit www. lanemotormuseum.org (TN) ♦ 32 “Bavarian Birthday — Celebrating BMW’s Centenary,” runs through March 6, 2017, at the Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, TN. Two other concurrent major exhibits celebrate Japanese and Italian marques Sports Car Market


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auction Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Data Specialist Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 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 © 2016 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 CHERYL COX, SCM Financial Manager, keeps tabs on SCM’s finances — and on Publisher Martin’s wild schemes to invest all assets into obscure Alfa Romeos. She is the nicest person in Portland, OR — unless you owe the magazine money. She married her best friend from high school three years ago, and they live in Carlton, OR, with five cats. She is a California transplant and couldn’t even grow a lawn there. Now she has a huge garden of flowers, fruit and vegetables. She drives a 2007 Toyota Camry that has 240,000 miles on the clock — and she will continue driving her darling until it won’t go anymore. Or until someone gives her a 1964½ Mustang convertible. She measures all bosses by her first boss, who played in Super Bowl I. Keith’s ballet background is comparable, so she plans to stick around for a while. 38 MARK WIGGINTON, SCM Contributor, knows his way around a keyboard as well as a road course. He traded a 25-year career in newspaper journalism — 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. Despite his owning a long, leaky series of 1960s English cars, his wife still loves him. He regularly reviews motorsports books for SCM, and he’s always in search of the elusive pony in the pile. This month, you can find his book review on p. 48, and his American Profile take on the 1920 Detroit Electric Model 82 Brougham on p. 80. STEVE AHLGRIM, SCM Contributing Editor, taught high school auto shop before moving to Atlanta, GA, where his love of sports cars led him to FAF Motorcars, the former Ferrari dealer where he served as General Manager and Vice President. His first car was a 1964 Chevrolet Nova SS convertible, quickly followed by a 1967 Mustang fastback, a Porsche 914 and a Lotus Europa. In his adult years, he has been a self-proclaimed “one-trick pony,” coveting the Ferrari marque. He has been involved in concours judging for over 25 years and is a member of the IAC/PFA, an international committee overseeing high-level Ferrari concours judging. Turn to p. 70 for his take on Auctions America’s sale of a 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica.


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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 Why a 1972 E-type for the cover? To the Editor: I know that I’m an issue behind on this, but I continue to puzzle over your choice of July 2016 cover car. The ’72 Jaguar E-type V12 is an okay car for the money, but SCM cover material? Really? With its EPA/DOT open headlights, slushbox-style automatic tranny, aesthetically challenged front end and garish color, this car has to be the calendar-girl equivalent of “Ugly Betty.” Add to that the cramped plumbing and wiring, which tended to fry itself, and you have the Frankentwelve of British engines. Affordable Classic, maybe. Cover Girl, no way. The Alfa, Ferrari, Lambo, Mercedes, or RS200 highlighted in the same issue would have been far better choices, and more in keeping with your generally flawless eye. All the best. — Archie Urciuoli, Casey Key, FL Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Archie, as always, thanks for your note. SCM is a big tent, and we try to give different marques and different models a shot at the cover. Fumbling on the Continuation Tucker 48 To the Editor: I am a longtime reader of your publication and look forward to its content every month. I have never had the occasion to write you in the past, but I felt compelled after reading the auction review in the July 2016 issue by Pierre Hedary (Auctions America Fort Lauderdale auction report, p. 94). The particular excerpt that I refer to is on the 1948 Tucker, and it is loaded with inaccuracies. I am the director of the Tucker Automobile Club Archives, I’m on the board of directors, I am the Tucker Club of America’s technical advisor, and I’ve been a researcher, historian and restorer of them for 25 years. I have owned four of them. Here are the issues I have with the article: Mr. Hedary wrote, “The last Tucker completed.” Actually, this is the most recent car assembled 40 This car has to be the calendar-girl equivalent of ‘Ugly Betty’ from miscellaneous parts, but it was never a factory-built car. Tucker 1052C (the TACA refers to this as a continuation) is new construction, so it is not technically considered one of the original 51 cars (Tin Goose and 50 more). This car was completed in July 2015 and was built from leftover parts and parts from scrapped cars. It was based on the remains of the Tuckermatic Test Chassis (not a complete body), so consequently it never had a factory serial number or body number. This car contains parts from #1018, #1027, #1030, small pieces from the remains of body #55 and a few NOS panels. Many of these parts have been kept together with the remains of the Tuckermatic chassis in various collections over the years. The Tuckermatic chassis was unique and designed specifically for testing Tucker’s automatic transmission, thus it shares few similarities with the pilotproduction cars. The frame had a unique crossmember designed to go up and over the Tuckermatic transmission, rather than the usual V-shape crossmember used to cradle the Cord and Y-1 transmissions. The Tuckermatic cross-member is basically the same shape as the radiator/ engine mount crossmember, but it is flipped upside-down to clear the top of the trans. Tucker #1026, being the only surviving “Tuckermatic” car, has the same type of crossmember. This crossmember was removed during the construction of 1052C and replaced with a new crossmember to mount the regular Y-1 transmission currently fitted to the car. The cowl section used in building 1052C was also unique and designed specifically for the Tuckermatic Test Chassis. It was never part of a complete body and was constructed as a cowl and windshield frame only. It had a unique brace across the windshield header panel to compensate for the lack of a roof. The cowl flange was bolted together instead of spot welded as all other Tucker cowls are. There were no factory numbers stamped into any part of the cowl. Original Tucker parts used in the construction of this car include: One Tucker engine and Y-1 transmission, one NOS hood, one NOS deck lid, two NOS front doors, one NOS center pillar, one rusty center pillar (from the remains of body #55), two wrecked front doors (from roll-over car #1027), one set of front and rear bumpers, one rear grille, dash panel and instrument cluster, two reject quarter panel/ sail panel stampings, the original seats and upholstery from #1030, the front fenders and various small parts from #1018 and several boxes of small hardware, switches, knobs and so on. The front fenders from #1018, being parts from an early car, were modified extensively to fit on the Tuckermatic chassis, which has the late-style front frame rails and late suspension. The rear fenders and engine bay panels are not Tucker stampings, but handmade metal pieces commissioned in the 1960s. The rear quarter panels had unique doorjamb sections that had to be modified to allow the rear doors to open. The rear doors were fabricated using parts from #1027’s damaged front doors. The roof panel, rear window opening, floors and all inner body structure are all new construction. No part of this car ever had any relation to the actual chassis 1052. Mr. Hedary wrote, “Otherwise the paint looks excellent, about the same as it was in 2012.” This car was not painted until 2015. Mr. Hedary must have this car confused with another, as he refers to it “not being driven since its last sale date.” This car had not been in a previous sale. He concludes with referring to previous Tucker sales at million-dollar-plus levels and how this car is comparable to those. It is not. All of the serious buyers learned of the backstory of this car, and that is why it was bid accordingly. It would be no different than auctioning off a non-factory-construction Ferrari Sports Car Market


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Yes, the car at the auction was built by an exceptional facility — and presented beautifully — but the authenticity and history were the key factors in the pricing result — not the condition of the Tucker market or lack of interest in the cars. I hope you find this informa- tion helpful and are able to pass it along for future writings. — Mark Lieberman, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Mr. Lieberman, thanks for your note. We should have noticed that this car was a continuation example — and not one we have seen before. All that said, Pierre Hedary did not write that the Tucker market is tanking. In the SCM Platinum Auction Database, the last recorded sale of a 1948 Tucker 48 was at RM Sotheby’s 2016 Monaco Auction. That car sold at $1,539,874. Publisher Martin flirts with Porsche 356s To the Editor: Note: Publisher Martin, in his July 26 blog post in Sports Car Market’s weekly email newsletter, wrote about possibly shifting his collecting focus from Alfa Romeo to Porsche 356. Truer words were never writ- ten. It is a long journey, and a wildly frustrating one, to get any old car running right. Looking right is a different matter, but running right is really hard because nowhere is it written down, nor could it be, how the car is supposed to “feel” on the road. We have written and photographic guides to tell us how the paint should look, the trim, the creases in the seats, how the panel gaps should appear, and so on. That knowledge is relatively easy to document and not that hard to absorb. But how an old car should drive, that is a totally different concept, and one only understood by years of experience. Worse, many mechanics have trouble making the cars feel right. My good friend Pete Zimmerman, for example, gets feel. He has raced old Porsches and knows all the tricks — many of which apply to street cars as well. But another friend took the Running right is really hard because nowhere is it written down, nor could it be, how the car is supposed to ‘feel’ on the road 1971 911T Targa we found for him to a very well-regarded shop in his town (in the Midwest) and the result was a car that rode like a tank — not at all like an early 911 should feel. The wrench wasn’t a bad guy, he just doesn’t have “the knowledge.” It isn’t just that you don’t know how a 356 should feel, but you also have to find a mechanic who knows how they should feel and how to make them feel that way. But wait, it gets worse, because many of the key components, like original Boge (say “bow-ga”) shock absorbers for early 911s, seem to no longer be made. So this “feel” thing can get way out of hand very quickly. That you have all that “muscle memory” (which is different than cognitive memory) for the Alfas is a huge plus. Even if I drove one of your cars — and you drove one of mine, that is only the beginning. There are so many systems and crazy small details for each car that it becomes a game of trial and error. This takes time and in some cases, cubic dollars. In addition, jumping into another car type is much harder than it seems. We are just now fettling my 1965 Corvair Corsa (that I plan to write about as an Affordable Classic soon), and so much of it is different than my other air-cooled, 6-cylinder, horizontally opposed, all-alloyengined cars. But it is very rewarding to feel the difference. Great column. Thanks again for writing it! — Jim Schrager (SCM contributor) Keith Martin replies: Jim, thanks for your always-thoughtful comments. I have maintained that the biggest challenge we face with old cars, as the mechanics who grew up with them continue to perish, is finding guys who know what the right “feel” is to a properly set-up car. I recall when I had my 1978 SC, and it just rode like a dump truck, had been lowered excessively, and there was no compliance left in the suspension. I just wasn’t fluent enough with SCs to be able to tell that by looking at it. Part of our maturing is understanding that there are just some things we will never get around to. In fact, “owning them all” is probably easier than “driving them all” when it comes to old cars. Even if I do eventually land a good 356 coupe (and Miles Collier suggests a B or C, uprated with disc brakes and Super 90 engine or SC engine, numbers-matching is irrelevant to me, no sunroof), the question is what event do I take it on and leave an Alfa (that I have spent so long getting right) in the garage. There’s a very short list of cars I’d still like to own (well, short today, anyway). An early Healey 3000 BJ7 with vinyl dash appeals to me because of the unique driving experience of the torquey big 6. And then there’s a very-well sorted 356 coupe driver — just because. Thanks again for your com- ments. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg When Hans Tudor Watches are Reborn Wilsdorf established Rolex in 1905, his vision was modest: supply fine watches to the public at a time when industrial production techniques allowed watches to be affordable to a growing middle class — rather than only the truly wealthy. It follows that in 1946, when Wilsdorf introduced the Tudor line of watches — named after the Tudor British Royal family — he created a watch with many of the qualities and capabilities of the now-famous Rolex brand. But Tudors would be marketed to a clientele who could not afford Rolex. His new brand, for the most part, did just that. Employing less- expensive ébauches (roughly finished movements purchased from specialty firms rather than made in-house), Tudor watches appeared in design and function to be very much like their Rolex counterparts. Tudor watches typically had the benefit of being housed in cases that were of the same quality and water resistance as Rolex. As many watch connoisseurs would agree, the magic of a Rolex is found in the quality and water resistance of the case construction rather than the movement. Tudor offered extraordinary Details Production date: 1960 and 2016 Best place to wear one: These watches were intended to be rode hard and put away wet Expect to pay: About one-third the price of a comparable Rolex Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering You Never Saw Me Roll through a red light, a flash pops, and a few weeks later your friendly local police department mails you a low-res portrait of your civic injustice — along with a hefty fine. Now you can make sure that portrait heads straight to the dead-letter office with noPhoto — a plate-obscuring system that automatically senses a red light camera flash and fires its own xenon flash at just the right time to overexpose your plate. Tricky, yet effective. $399.95 at www.nophoto.com. This device comes with a 100% no-ticket guarantee. 46 New Tank for a New Era Today’s more-corrosive ethanol fuels aren’t exactly friendly to original fuel system components, such as tanks and lines. Welsh Enterprises, long known for reproduction and original Jag parts, now offers an all-new fuel tank for Jaguar Mk 2 (1959–67). The kicker? This tank is made from galvanized steel, so rust and corrosion are no longer an issue. Best of all, it’ll work with modern ethanol fuels. Swap it in and forget it — for the life of your car. Retail price is $525.95 at www.welshent.com. ♦ Sports Car Market is best): quality at highly competitive pricing. In the United States, official Rolex Jewelers were encouraged (generally forced) to offer Tudor watches along with Rolex. Over the course of about 60 years, Tudor made some terrific time pieces, including dress watches known as the Tudor Prince that resembled Rolex’s Datejust series, and dive watches known in both brands as Submariner. Tudor also made series of chronographs, including one that bore the name of celebrity golfer Tiger Woods. This watch is known as the Tudor Tiger. Then everything to came 2004. Although Rolex A vintage Tudor watch (left) and a 2016 model will likely never confirm the following, it seems they abandoned the Tudor brand. Rolex gave their outside sales staff instructions to take inventory of the unsold Tudor time pieces at official Rolex jewelers — and then buy them back. In a further bit of strange, Rolex, having bought back all of the Tudor watches, never asked for them, but left the individual jewelers to dispose of the product as they saw fit. The Tudor brand re-entered the market place in 2013 with little hoopla — but with immediate success and market recognition. Looking retrospectively at the most famous of the historic Tudor watch designs, the team introduced an array of products that were a lovely mix of 1960s and 1970s design ideals. Combined with fantastic case and bracelet design, they were of- fered at roughly one-third of the price of a comparable Rolex. Pictured is a modern Tudor Black Bay dive watch — and the 1960 Tudor Submariner that it emulates. This year, contrary to the original mission of Tudor, they are offering some new models with unique in-house movements — still at relatively affordable prices. Key vintage Rolex sport models are continually rising in value, and the values of vintage Tudor sport models have been rising as well. An example of the vintage watch shown above, in poorer condition, recently sold on eBay for nearly $20,000. Some chronograph models have exceeded that stratospheric price. As always, tremendous market interest stimulates counterfeit- ers who are eager to separate collectors from their money. In some cases, the fakes and Franken-Watches outnumber the correct original examples, so collect with care. an end in


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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR One of the top Porsches during the 1970s was the Carrera 2.8 RSR. Just 43 examples were built as all-out racing cars for the FIA’s Group 4. This model is a brand-new 1:18-scale of- fering from GT Spirit. For some reason, they have labeled this bright-orange brute as a street car. Must be the lack of race numbers. So could I call the sports car in my garage a race car if I slap some race numbers on it? Please excuse my digression. This is a humdinger of a model. It is beauti- fully finished and perfectly proportioned. As with all models from GT Spirit, this is a static model, and a limited-production piece, with 1,500 produced. You’ll have an easier time acquiring one of the models than one of the real cars, and it will be easier on the bank balance, too. Prices range from $140 to $200 depending on the dealer. On the outside, this RSR model features all of the numerous visual dif- ferences from a standard RS. There is a central oil-cooler intake up front, above which are two quick- release latches. Similar latches are also on the rear engine lid. Then there are the massive flared fenders, along with deep-dish Fuchs wheels and bigger exhaust pipes. Peer through the wheel spokes to see the vented discs and calipers. The all-black interior had close attention Model Details Production date: 2016 Quantity: 1,500 SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: Web: www.gts-models.com ½ paid to it as well. The interior was stripped down to bare essentials. This model features racing bucket seats with a bare rear shelf and a braced roll bar behind them. The door panels are simple, with pulls and window cranks. The dash shows all the gauges, and an open box area shows where the glove compartment once was. Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Rich Guys, Fast Guys And Idiots: Remastered by Sam Moses, 296 pages, Papa Madre, $24, www.sammoses.com I loathed Sam Moses from the first moment I met him, immediately after a Toyota Celebrity Race at Long Beach in the early 1980s. It was partly because Sam was being Sam — raging intensity and self-absorbed outrage boiled off him after Ted Nugent punted him in that meaningless sideshow of a race. But mostly I yearned for the life Sam was living: racing a variety of cars on assignment for Sports Illustrated. In the small-minded, greentinted jealousy lenses through which I looked at him, I didn’t appreciate what a gifted moment he was living in. I was, of course, an idiot. That race is chronicled in Fast Guys, Rich Guys And Idiots, and in his own telling, Sam can’t help himself; he still comes off as a self-absorbed intensity junkie — but one I have come to know and appreciate over the years. The book that came from the Sports Illustrated assignment was the original version of Fast Guys, which Brock Yates called one of the five best books ever written about motorsports when it came out 30 years ago. The original book chronicled Moses’ attempt to make it in racing, the struggles to get sponsorship, get decent rides and just get better as a driver throughout the early 1980s. Who the rich guys and fast guys are is obvious. The idiots aren’t the bad drivers, but rather the racers (Sam included himself in this category) who do idiotic things to keep driving. It’s a universal story, filled with the names and series and cars of the day and great tales of 48 The only bits of color to see inside are the gauge faces, the silver plate around the base of the gear shift, and the red fire-extinguisher bottle mounted to the floor behind the passenger’s seat. I was surprised to not The windshield wipers are simple — almost see any racing harness belts at all. They are conspicuous in their absence, especially since this is a feature that GT Spirit has not overlooked on previous models. toy-like parts — which should be better. They do contrast against the delicate electric cut-off switch mounted to the left. The molded-in, paint-dabbed windshield washers are weak, and the lack of sidewall details on the tires is bothersome. However, the scaling of shape, size and molded-in treads are all quite accurate. I would love to see these details improved — even if the price needs to be raised a little. On the positive side, the paint finish is excellent, and as expected, the windows are cleanly applied and crystal clear. The windows also feature dull-silver-painted window frames, which is effective, but this could stand improvement as this method is noticeably one-dimensional when you get closer to the model. Exterior lights are an area that makes or breaks many models, and as always, GT Spirit produces and fits these parts to perfection. The engraving on every lens and the colors are the best to be found anywhere — regardless of price or scale. thwarted desire and failure. It’s a terrific read. Now Moses has created the Remastered version, a wholesale write-through of the original, polished and lightened by 20,000 words. Then Moses added another 20,000 words of new material, much of it around assignments for Sports Illustrated he did at the time. The new material is fact-checked, filled-out racing history — and more Sam. The new version is a tighter, better read. It’s a smart chronicle of both the era and the mania that grips those who would never think of going to a track without having their suit and helmet in the trunk — just in case. And reading it gives me a much clearer picture, not just of the sport but also of Sam, especially his intensity as a racer and his gifts as a writer. Provenance: The new version has, in Moses’ words, more research to back up the narrative: “Thirty years later, the author and self-centered race driver finally learned what the hell was going on, back then.” Fit and finish: It’s a book for readers, with only a few mar- ginally printed black-and-white photos. Drivability: Authors write and rewrite, but the notion of rewriting 30 years after publication is novel. Sam Moses has taken an important, well-regarded book and made it better, tightening and expanding it at the same time. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic 1983–88 Toyota SR5 4x4 Go Find Another (Good) One Most small trucks from this era were used and abused over the years, and a clean example is extremely rare by Jeff Zurschmeide When introduced, they were cheap, useful and rarely survived, but this 1986 Toyota SR5 beat the odds and sold for $20,900 at Mecum Denver T 52 he imported mini-truck surged in popularity in the wake of the first 1970s fuel crisis and rising gas prices. The 4-cylinder engines in the import trucks were more economical than the V8 and straight-6 engines that powered the bigger domestic models. handling than their larger cousins. The Big Three got into the import truck market as well. Ford sold a Mazda pickup as the Courier, while Chrysler sourced its Ram 50 and Plymouth Arrow trucks from Mitsubishi. The Chevrolet LUV pickup was actually manufactured at Isuzu. For the most part, the mini-trucks used the same design as any full-size truck. They used a body-onframe chassis with a solid rear axle suspended beneath semi-elliptical leaf springs. Front suspension layouts varied, but starting in 1986 Toyota introduced the High Trac Independent Front Suspension, which featured dual A-arms with a torsion bar mounted to the upper A-arm on each side. This advanced design offered a major improvement in drivability over solid front-axle designs for 4x4 trucks. The little trucks from Toyota, Datsun/Nissan, and Mazda offered more responsive Details Years produced: 1983–88 Price when new: $10,858 Number built: More than 600,000 Current price range: $3,000 to $30,000 Pros: You used to love this truck, it still looks great, and check out that gnarly light bar Cons: It’s not as comfortable as you remember, and it’s incredibly slow Best place to drive one: Up a gravel road to a kegger in the woods Worst place to drive one: Anywhere else A typical owner: The guy who trims your trees and calls you “Bosstoyevsky” Mini-truck interiors were typically spartan, and engines were generally underpowered by modern standards. The 1986 Toyota featured a 2.4-liter engine rated at 114 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque. The 4-speed automatic transmission sapped off most of that power, and the 4WD system ate up the rest. Upgrade options were not much better. The turbo- charged Toyota 22R-TE engine that became available in the mid-’80s produced only 135 horsepower and 173 ft-lb of torque. However, the fundamental virtues of these trucks were timeless: They were cheap, useful and fun to drive. By 1985, the American market for small trucks was over 1 million units per year. For many young men of the era, these trucks were the first vehicles they purchased new and the first vehicles they ever loved. Adventures were taken, sweethearts were courted, and at least a few children were conceived in the beds of these trucks. Now, those young men are in their 50s, and an excellent example of their first good ride might make a fine addition to a collection. Sports Car Market Courtesy of Mecum Auctions


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A rare survivor Our subject 1986 Toyota SR5 pickup sold for $20,900, including buyer’s premium, at Mecum’s recent Denver auction. The truck features 4WD, automatic transmission and factory air conditioning. That feature set, along with the beige paint and brown sticker package, was a popular choice in the era. As Toyota’s top-of-the-line truck, the original retail sticker price would have been right around $10,858. Toyota trucks cost a bit more than the competition. For comparison, a base 2WD Mazda B2000 was available new for $5,995 in the same year, and a comparable Nissan Deluxe King Cab 4x4 was $9,695. The truck in question appears to be original and in excellent shape — to the point one would wonder if it was ever used at all. The side-graphic decals are present and have not curled. The paint on the bed appears unscratched. The interior is similarly virginal, and even the engine is unusually clean. The truck’s light bar was a popular aftermarket addition in the day. According to the auction catalog, only the stereo has been changed — CD players were an expensive option in the mid-1980s, and the original cassette deck and radio would long since have perished. But the photos also show a set of aftermarket wheels, although they’re not any more attractive than the stock wheels. One interesting note is that the truck still doesn’t have a rear bumper. Mini-trucks in this era were generally sold without the bumper. Basic or heavy-duty stamped steel rear bumpers were available as a dealer-installed option, but many buyers elected to go with aftermarket tube bumpers instead of the OEM units. Used and abused is usual The auction sale price, including buyer’s premium, was $20,900, which means the bid price was around $19,000. That’s pretty good appreciation for a 30-year-old truck with more or less standard equipment, especially when the NADA value guide says this truck should be worth a maximum of $2,825. There have been only a handful of comparable auction sales over the past five years, with some examples running as high as $30,500 (SCM# 226774). Don’t expect a fleet of small pickups to start popping up at auctions. Most small trucks from this era were used up and badly abused over the years, and a clean example will be extremely rare. Plus, nostalgia will motivate only so many buyers. However amusing having a copy of your first truck might be, and however rare a top example of a mid-’80s pickup might be, there will never be much of an upside to restoring any less-than-excellent example. Vehicles from this era are complex enough to be hard to restore and cheap enough that they will not inspire many people to try. So the fundamental rules of collecting still apply: Buy the best example you can find and enjoy it for what it is. ♦ October 2016 53


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Legal Files John Draneas A Drug-Fueled Car Auction A sale of vehicles seized from a convicted criminal moves 10 high-end drivers, including a 2003 Ferrari Enzo for $2.1 million police raided his Madrid cocaine lab and seized financial records. A former partner admitted to smuggling cocaine, an ex-girlfiend admitted to helping Tardon buy Miami condos with drug proceeds, and 20 members of Los Miami were arrested and charged in both countries. Tardon was convicted of numerous money-laundering charges. U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard imposed the maximum sentence she could — 150 years in prison — ordered the forfeiture of an estimated $14 million of property and imposed a $2 million fine. Appeal promised Tardon’s attorney, Richard Klugh, promised an appeal. Klugh criti- An image from the U.S. Marshals website shows a few of the cars auctioned Cars Seized Auction Result 2003 Ferrari Enzo .............................................. $2,099,400 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 ................................ $1,225,400 2009 Maybach 57S ............................................. $110,400 2011 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ............................. $88,600 2010 Mercedes-Benz G-Class ............................. $73,700 2010 Land Rover Range Rover ........................... $48,000 2006 Ferrari F430 ................................................. $100,100 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport ................. $42,800 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost ..................................... $187,000 2011 Bentley Continental GTC ......................... $123,800 I t’s safe to say that SCM has never before reported on an Apple Auctioneering Company sale — until now. Apple Auctioneering Company is an affiliate of Apple Towing Company, Houston’s largest towing company, and it bills itself as the “nation’s leader in seized asset management & government liquidation.” Apple seemed to hit the jackpot on July 7, when it completed the sale of 10 high-end vehicles that had been seized from convicted drug kingpin Alvaro Lopez Tardon. Top sales were a 13,088-mile 2003 Ferrari Enzo and a 1,082-mile 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4. Other cars included a 2009 Maybach 57S, a 2006 Ferrari F430, a 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost, a 2011 Bentley Continental GTC and several luxury SUVs. See the accompanying list above for complete sale results. Crime story Tardon, 39, was the head of a gang known as “Los Miami.” A Spanish national, he began his career working for a drug trafficker in Spain. He and his brother Artemio decided to start their own competing criminal enterprise — and won a bloody war with their former boss. Tardon directed the enterprise largely from Miami, while his brother managed operations in Madrid. Tardon’s business plan was simple. Los Miami exported about eight tons of Colombian cocaine from Peru into Spain. Most of it was sold there, but some was smuggled to other countries. Predictably, large amounts of cash were generated. Tardon moved the cash into the United States, using couriers and wire transfers through his Spanish luxury car dealership and a network of shell companies and accounts. Once in the United States, Tardon invested the money in Miami real estate, expensive cars, expensive watches and other items. The beginning of the end came when Tardon’s personal Santeria priest was arrested in Miami International Airport carrying a briefcase containing over 21,000 euros. One setback led to another — Spanish 54 cized the conviction by questioning how the money-laundering statute could possibly apply to people who did not commit any crimes in the United States. Klugh argues that Tardon was convicted for “spending money,” not “laundering money.” Klugh argues that it is not illegal for people to simply spend money in the United States — even if it might have been obtained illegally in other countries. Prosecutor Tony Gonzalez claimed that the United States’ criminal justice system is much tougher than those in other countries, pointing out that the longest possible prison sentence in Spain is one year. Klugh countered that the different treatment is grossly unfair. Tardon was essentially sentenced to a life term. Meanwhile, his equally guilty brother is out of Spanish prison, got a lot of his forfeited money back, is back running the Spanish dealership and is “driving a Ferrari around sunny Spain.” The Apple Auction Kevin Scully owns Apple and serves as its auctioneer. His brother Mike owns Apple Towing, and they and their families work closely together in both businesses. They contract with the U.S. Marshals Service to manage its seized property. Management involves storing and caring for the assets while the legal process goes on. Ultimately, Apple ends up auctioning off a lot of seized assets. Apple maintains a number of storage facilities around the country for this purpose. Scully told “Legal Files” that this was not an unusual auction for them, but they did pull out a few stops to maximize the recovery from this very valuable collection. To make the best impression, Apple rented Miami Marlins Park for the one-day preview. They put a lot of effort into pre-auction publicity, with the auction covered by 16 TV and radio stations. Apple does not charge a bidder registration fee or a buyer premium. The only registration requirement is that bidders must post a $25,000 bid deposit to be allowed to bid. Their online auctions have a “soft close” feature. A bid within the last five minutes before the close will extend the close by an additional five minutes. Successful bidders must pay in full by wire transfer or cashier’s check within 48 hours of bid confirmation — and remove their car within 10 days. All cars sold This auction attracted 9,000 online views and 39 registered bidders. Of those, about 15 actually attended the viewing to see the cars for themselves. The rest bid off the numerous photos posted online. Eight bidders purchased all 10 cars — a very impressive 100% sell rate! All 10 cars carried reserves — as they always do with U.S. Marshals Service auctions — but all seemed to exceed their reserves without trouble. Scully says he never knows what the reserve is on a car. He keeps taking bids until the end, and then the U.S. marshal in charge tells him if it’s a sale or not. Sports Car Market


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Scully is the kind of auctioneer who really likes to get into what he is doing. He wanted to know the cars as best as he could before selling them, so he personally prepped all 10 of them for the preview. He hand-washed and waxed them, vacuumed them, and drove each of them around the parking lot. He knew where every little scratch or blemish was, and he was able to give limited driving impressions to anyone who asked. If buying a car in one of these auctions seems scary, Scully claims it is safer than buying at a typical consignment auction. These cars were the property of owners who proudly maintained them and used them. The day they were seized was just another day in the owner’s car ownership, and the seizure was sudden and unexpected. In contrast, a car doesn’t get into a consignment auction until the owner makes the decision that, for whatever reason, he doesn’t want to own it any more. Some owners have obvious motivation to exaggerate about the condition of the car. Title transfer Buyers get title through a U.S. government SF-97 Certificate to Obtain Title, which is similar to a bill of sale. The SF-97 is all you need to title the car in any state. It is the same document you would receive if you bought a surplus government vehicle, as they are never registered or titled while in government service. The sale is conducted under court order, which conveys free, clear, unencumbered title to the purchaser. Liens and ownership claims are resolved in the foreclosure process before the sale is conducted. However, the process does not “wash” the title. If the car previously carried a branded title, it will be branded when re-issued by the licensing state. Is this a good deal? So let’s play appraiser here and see if we think these cars were well bought or well sold. The Enzo is the obvious example, as “Legal Files” recently reported on the sale of a similar Enzo (July 2016, p. 48). “That” Enzo had been very badly crashed and extensively rebuilt by Ferrari, with appropriate certification. “This” Enzo was seized in whatever condition it may have been in on a given day, and no inspection or repair work had been done. However, we can only guess if any was needed. The Enzo in the July 2016 “Legal Files” was heavily damaged — but repaired to the highest possible standard. The Enzo in the Apple Auction presumably avoided damage (a CARFAX report would tell us), but we really don’t know if a drug kingpin with an endless supply of money would actually take good care of his car. That Enzo was a 1,553mile car. This Enzo was a 13,088-mile car, which is rather high mileage for an Enzo. Donald Osborne, ASA — who is probably laughing already — said that a low-mile, undamaged, single-owner Enzo would push $3 million, while a three-owner equivalent would push $2 million. Although Osborne did not specifically opine about the $1,734,436 sales price of the damaged and rebuilt Enzo, he did not question that it reflected market value. The Enzo in the Apple Auction sold for $2,099,400, or about 20% more than the rebuilt Enzo. Which Enzo is worth more? That Enzo took a big hit for the crash damage and reconstruction. This Enzo took a strong hit for the high mileage and uncertain maintenance history. However, it doesn’t seem like it took a very big hit for the venue. On balance, I’d say that Apple probably did a very good job of getting good value for the taxpayers here. ♦ 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 2016 55


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne What’s on Your Life List? SCM’s Italian car lover confesses his desire for a 1965 K-code Mustang and a 1955 Chrysler C-300 1955 Chrysler C-300 — one of a few American cars on the wish list, but is it cheating if the styling is still Italian? D oes a collection always have to have a theme or immediately apparent point of view? Many erudite, experienced, respected and learned friends and colleagues have long opined that collecting is a sacred practice, only to be entered upon carefully and with great consideration. On the other hand, thousands consider, buy and hold cars for reasons they can’t explain to anyone — often not even themselves. So which is right? I have friends and clients who will smile when they read this — and will later challenge me for having slid away from what they perceive to have been an ironclad opinion. They will be certain that I’ve lost my mind, and if not, that I can be safely ignored when I offer my advice. I will admit to being a person who likes to have a plan. I get confused and distracted easily, and if things are organized, I feel less anxious. I also have deep passions and enthusiasms, which often lead to a desire to develop meaningful relationships with cars that have fascinated me over a long period of time. A life list Many enthusiasts have assembled The List — those cars that we want to see in our garage at some point before we retire from life on Earth. I have such a list, and in my case, some automobiles have been on that list since I first became aware of cars as an 8-year-old boy. Therein lies the challenge — do I remain true to The List or to an- other, more disciplined and organized plan? All of you who have come to know a bit about me over the years know that I have a particular affinity for Italian cars. They don’t have to be sporty or fast — or even sleek or beautiful. The overarching appeal for me is one of character and craftsmanship. Italian cars, of every type and class, seem to possess a spirit that elevates them from their functional intent. But, as this column is titled “Unconventional Wisdom,” there has to be a twist. And that is that while my penchant for all things Italian is very real, it’s also hardly the limit of my view. My version of The List is populated with many Italian cars — as well as some German, English, French and American. I recently gently chided Publisher Martin on a social media site when 56 he asked whether he should stray from his tight Alfa Romeo-centered collecting. Okay, it wasn’t gentle chiding — it was downright snarky. I advised him that if he were to look for Porsche 356s it would be good, as it would “leave the Alfas to those who really care... Just kidding! Hahaha.” A list with limits In reality, my collecting is self-limited by three components, not necessarily in order: available funds, time to drive and venues for use. Those three issues keep me focused on Italian cars that I can regularly use in Southern California, where I live most of the time, and for the rallies and tours that I enjoy — but for which I have had little time in which to participate. So it’s not a lack of interest in a great Citroën SM or GS, NSU Ro80, Simca 8 Sport or Facel Vega Excellence that keeps them out of my ownership. I would also love to own a 1965 Ford Mustang K-code fastback, 1960 Thunderbird hard top with sunroof or a 1963 Corvair Monza convertible like the first car I ever had. That list also doesn’t include the “USA Class of 1955” — the year I was born. Before I’m through, I will have owned a 1955 Thunderbird. Mine must be black, with 3-speed manual with overdrive and power seat and windows. Joining it would be a 1955 Chrysler C-300, a wonderful example of the Ghia-influenced mid-century Chrysler, and an early-build 1956-model-year Continental Mark II, a car I consider the most beautiful domestic car of the decade. The discreet charm of the Alvis TD 21 or, for that matter, any car designed by the Swiss firm Carrosserie Graber, always appeals, and though I did own a 1960 Jaguar 3.8 Mk 2 saloon, its predecessor, the funky, chunky 3.4 Mk I, has always had a place on The List. As you can see, this is not exactly what you might expect from a serial Lancia, Fiat and Alfa owner. So I can’t truly fault anyone who might be unable to stay completely focused on a narrow path, even though I’ve managed to maintain my balance thanks to the previously explained constraints. But that’s not to say that there isn’t a thread that runs through The List. There’s not a car on it that’s not either historic, beautiful, iconic, offbeat or some combination of them all — and they have all captivated me for decades. ♦ Sports Car Market Teddy Pieper©, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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Feature 2016 Greenwich Concours A Concours with a View A new look — cars displayed against a beautiful water background — for a unique concours Story and photos by Bill Rothermel Jim Glickenhaus’ 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV, winner of the Most Outstanding Competition Car One of two known to exist — Best in Class and Best in Show American, the 1932 Studebaker President convertible sedan owned by George A. Vassos T his year’s Greenwich Concours d’Elegance had a new look. In my story about the 2015 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, (October 2015, p. 52) I suggested that organizers rearrange the showfield to take advantage of the wonderful water views of Greenwich Harbor from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Vendor tents have usually obscured the view, and I suggested that organizers move them to a new location. This year, tents were moved inland, and cars were displayed adjacent to the water. The panoramic views provided a lovely backdrop for both Saturday’s and Sunday’s concours events. Thank you for listening (I think). Greenwich continued its unique tradition of two shows — Saturday is Concours America for domestic cars and Sunday is Concours International for foreign vehicles. The logical format played host to an improved showfield for 2016 — many on hand called it the best in recent memory. As Greenwich is one of the first shows of the season in the Northeast United States, many cars awake from a long winter’s slumber to a sort of “coming out” party in Greenwich. Without fail, you will see cars you have likely never seen previously, and this year was no exception. Greenwich 2016 carried a “Festival of Speed and Style” theme for the June 4–5 events. This included a first-ever duPont Registry Live party at the upscale Delamar Hotel on Saturday evening, and Bonhams continued its annual collector car auction right next to the showfield during Sunday’s Concours International. Best in Show at Saturday’s Concours America was presented to George A. Vassos’ spectacular 1932 Studebaker President convertible sedan. The car is one of the two known to exist. Judges praised the Studebaker’s spectacular restoration. Joseph and Margie Cassini’s equally spectacular 1931 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster won the People’s Choice Award. Reynolds duPont Jr. received the Chief Judge’s Award for his rare and beautifully presented 1928 duPont Model E Transformable. Richard S. King was presented the Founder’s Award for his 1907 Packard Model 30 roadster. Best in Class Awards included: • Bob Zimmerman’s 1954 Mercury Monterey Sun Valley for American Post-War • Muscle Cars went to Adam Tuckman for his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Baldwin Motion coupe and Anthony Chicherchia for his 1971 Dodge Super Bee coupe 60 Elisabeth Jans’ 1949 Veritas 2000RS, winner of Sunday’s Founder’s Award • Michael and Karen Tomko’s 1910 Rambler 55 7 for Brass Era Passenger Touring Car • Jim Glickenhaus’ 1967 Ford GT40 Mk IV for the Most Outstanding Competition Car Unfortunately, Saturday’s perfect weather was not repeated Sunday, and by lunchtime, a deluge of rain blanketed the Concours International for the remainder of the day. To the credit of the car owners and organizers, 100 cars (of an expected 140) showed up, despite the forecast. Nick Grewal’s rare and unusual Brough Superior drophead coupe took both Best in Class and Best in Show honors. Michael Schudroff’s one-off 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 cabriolet by Vignale won People’s Choice honors. Steve Frary’s incredible 1949 Ferrari 166S coupe was honored with the Best Car for the Mille Miglia Award, and the Founder’s Award was given to Elisabeth Jans, the owner of a 1949 Veritas 2000RS. Best Competition Car went to the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT TdF of Mark and Trish Davies. BMW was featured on Sunday, and Best in Class winners included Jeffrey K. McAllister’s 1938 328 Roadster, Kevin Whalen’s 1965 3200CS coupe and Rami Fetyani’s 1986 Alpina C2 2.5 sedan. Michele Wolf’s un- Details Plan ahead: The 22nd Annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for June 3–4, 2017 Where: Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, CT Cost: $40 for one day or $60 for two days Web: www.greenwichconcours.com usual 1964 Sabra GT (made in Israel) took Best in Class – International. 2017 will mark the 22nd time the Greenwich Concours will be held, so be sure to mark your calendars. You will see many great — and rare — cars. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2016 Keels & Wheels A Flood of Sunshine and Spectacular Vehicles Fantastic transports for land and sea are presented in a wonderful setting Story and photos by Carl Bomstead Best in Show European — Joseph Cantore’s 1938 Talbot-Lago Teardrop Coupe T he 21st Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance in Seabrook, TX, dodged the storms during the weekend of April 23–24. The Houston area had been in the national news because of turbulent rainstorms and massive flooding, but the powers that be granted a reprieve, and the weather for the weekend was clear, with blue skies with a cooling breeze. Keels & Wheels is a most unique event, as it offers an array of 180 exceptional collector cars and about 80 magnificently restored yachts and runabouts. Nowhere else in the world are the two displayed in such an ideal setting. Two interesting Duesenbergs were presented. The 1931 “Barrelside” phaeton by LeBaron won the Best of Class award. Known as J-299 due to its engine number, it was once owned by Phil Berg, a Hollywood agent. It seems two of the Marx brothers owned a 1928 Mercedes-Benz, and they and challenged Berg to a race with $25,000 on the line. A 15-mile course was established at Rogers Dry Lake, and with the cars stripped of fenders, bumpers and windshields, off they went. The Duesenberg won the race by a large margin. Now owned by Richard and Irma Mitchell, the stunning car has an interesting story all its own. James Bartlett’s attractive 1932 Duesenberg J Murphy-bodied dual-cowl phaeton convertible had a very unique rear cowl. Where most are a solid, one-piece structure, Details Plan ahead: The 22nd Annual Keels & Wheels is scheduled for May 6–7, 2017 Where: Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, TX Cost: Adult admission is $25 if bought in advance, $35 if bought at the gate More: www.keels-wheels.com 62 this one allows the passengers to enter from one side or the other, as it splits in half. Presented between the two Duesenbergs was “Splinter,” a woodbodied 1989 Honda Accord. Hundreds of pieces of ash and walnut strips were bent into the car’s distinctive shape and glued to it. It even had gullwing doors and a wooden steering wheel. With a build time of 5,600 man hours — and who knows how much money — it was certainly one of a kind. Concept cars galore Half a dozen concept cars were on display, with the 1953 Cadillac Elegante Series 62 convertible, owned by Dick Birdsall, a favorite. The Petersen Museum brought a 1953 Dodge Storm Z-250 that was bodied by Bertone. It was intended to be a dual-purpose sports/racing car, as the touring body could be removed with four bolts and a lightweight fiberglass body then attached for racing. Because of excessive production costs, the Storm never made it to market. The big winners Best in Show American went to the 1930 Stutz “M” Lancefield Supercharged Coupe that was actually sold and bodied in England. It was once part of the famed A.K. Miller Collection and is one of just two supercharged Stutz cars produced. Richard and Irina Mitchell now own the car. The dramatic low streamlined “gun-turret” top and “helmet” wings present an elegant and unique one-off styling. Best in Show European was presented to the 1938 Talbot-Lago Teardrop Coupe by Figoni et Falaschi. Joseph Cantore now owns the car, and it was built for Mrs. Beatrice Cartwright, who was an heir to the Standard Oil fortune. Aaron Shelby, Carroll’s grandson, presented the muscle car awards, and SCM’s Publisher Keith Martin returned as master of ceremonies. Richard and Irina Mitchell’s 1939 733 Packard won the Margaret Dunning award. Jeff Moore’s 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental two-seater drophead won the People’s Choice, while Bennie Guseman’s 1902 Curved-Dash Oldsmobile won the Tom Timmins Award. The Chairman’s Choice award was presented to Peter and Merle Mullin for their 1951 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport. The day glowed with spectacular cars, grand yachts and wooden runabouts presented in a wonderful setting. What more could you ask for? ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature 2016 Forest Grove Concours Swapping Stories at Forest Grove “The restorer called and said, ‘We got 11 pounds of dust out of the car. Do you want to keep it?’” Story and photos by Tony Piff kept cars safe while fostering easy connections and good stories. Back to the Triumph Judy Warren recalled, “The Triumph was metal- lic bowling-ball red when we got it back. I felt so bad I wanted to paint tears on it.” A ground-up restoration returned the car to its honeymoon color scheme. “The restorer called and said, ‘We got 11 pounds of dust out of the car. Do you want to keep it?’” Judy chuckled and shook her head. “We said no.” A 1966 Impala wagon from Yuma Tom and Karene Ess trailered their 1966 Chevrolet Impala station wagon to the show from Yuma, AZ. “It’s a factory 4-speed,” Tom said. “They only made about 12 of ’em. We’ve had it about 10 years. I bought it as an economy car.” An economy car? “At the time, gas prices were up, and economy cars were expensive,” Tom said. “For an extra two grand I could put a lot of gas in the 327. Now gas is cheap, and the kids and grandkids are fighting over who gets to inherit it.” Before the restoration, their daughter used the station wagon to haul sheets of drywall and plywood for their home renovation. “The car had more space than the truck,” Karene Ess Judy and Warren Schumaker’s 1957 Triumph TR3 “T his car was mine as a kid,” said Judy Schumaker. Judy and her husband Warren wore beaming smiles and pale blue golf shirts that matched the paint on their 1957 Triumph TR3 parked under a large shade tree on the Pacific University campus. A framed photo propped against the bumper showed the couple in the car on their honeymoon in 1964. “I sold the Triumph to buy a new Mustang convertible,” Warren said. “I still have the Mustang, but it took us 35 years to buy the Triumph back.” Attendees at the 44th Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance on July 17, 2016, filtered through the grounds on marked paths, but they often stepped over the low rope barriers for closer looks and conversations with happy owners. The low-key setup Details Best in Show: 1935 MercedesBenz 500K, owned by Thomas and Ronda Taffet of Tigard, OR Plan ahead: The 45th Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for July 16, 2017 Where: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR Cost: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $7 for youths 13 to 18, 13 and younger admitted free Best in Show — 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K, owned by Thomas and Ronda Taffet of Tigard, OR 64 Web: www.forestgroveconcours.org Mike Stone’s 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 drophead coupe, purchased in 1982, with restoration finished in 2009 Sports Car Market said. A long resto for a rare car Mike Stone purchased his 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 drophead coupe in 1982. “It needed everything, but I got it running the day I brought it home,” Stone said. “The rest of the car took until 2009.” These days he takes it out “at least every other week.” Stone drove the Aston down from Kingston, WA, with friend Larry James. “This is our first time at this show,” said James. “We’ll be back. Next year we’ll bring two cars.” ♦


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FERRARI: 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica, p. 70 ENGLISH: 1949 Aston Martin DB Team Car, p. 72 ETCETERINI: 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa 3.5 Targa, p. 76 GERMAN: 1996 Porsche 993 RS Clubsport coupe, p. 78 AMERICAN: 1920 Detroit Electric Model 82 Brougham, p. 80 RACE: 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Two-Seater, p. 82 NEXT GEN: 1972 Nissan Fairlady ZG, p. 84 Courtesy of Bonhams


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Ferrari Profile 2005 Ferrari 575M Superamerica Values soared in 2014 but are now coming back to solid ground by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 2004–05 Number produced: 559 Original list price: $315,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $440,000; high sale, $926,390 Tune-up cost: $4,000 Chassis # location: Around right front shock tower Engine # location: Passenger’s side of block towards the front Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta, 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, 1971 Maserati Ghibli Spyder, 1963 Jaguar E-type SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: ZFFGT61A450144238 hen Ferrari W 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica 6-speed manual reintroduced the two-place, front-engined grand touring cars into their lineup in 1996 with Pininfarina’s 550 Maranello as the spiritual successor to the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, it was evident that there would also be demand for a convertible version of the car — just like the 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder before it. The car that followed was the 550 Barchetta, which was identical in every way to the 550 Maranello but was intended to be a pure roadster, harkening back to some of Ferrari’s earliest models. Even though customers were thrilled with their 550 Barchettas, many felt limited by the car’s lack of a conventional convertible top, and they would only use their cars for quick out-and-back jaunts in the summertime. Looking to provide a solution to this for the convertible variant of the 575M Maranello, Ferrari devised a brand-new convertible top system that would provide all the freedom of a convertible with the security of a coupe. This Superamerica is presented in Rosso Corsa set off by the rich tan leather hides with black and carbonfiber interior details. The odometer shows about 7,500 miles. The Ferrari has many desirable extras, including the F1 paddle-shift transmission, power-operated Daytona seats with embossed Prancing Horse headrests, Scuderia Ferrari fender shields, original window sticker, red brake calipers, and a six-CD changer. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 2072, sold for $385,000, including buyer’s premium on June 26, 2016, at Auctions America’s Santa Monica, CA, auction. 70 By the mid 1990s, Ferrari’s Testarossa models had run their course. They were an astonishing success, but they overstayed their welcome. Ferrari shook things up in 2006 by following the Testarossas with the 550 Maranello. Abandoning the midengine formula in favor of a front-engine configuration, the 550 Maranello was a step back in time and a step into the future. Featuring a long hood and a fastback rear, the Maranello was a modern interpretation of a Ferrari Daytona. It was a resounding success and set the stage for more incredible Ferrari GT cars. Enter the paddle shifter Following the 550 Maranello in 2002 was the 575M Maranello. The 575 indicated a little larger engine, and the M noted “modificato,” or modified. The 575M looked slightly different from its predecessor and was slightly faster. However, the big difference was the introduction of an F1-style paddle-shift transmission. The controversial F1 unit would eventually lead to the demise of the three-pedal manual-shift transmission — and lead to endless posts on Ferrari Internet chat sites. The 575M featured traditional Ferrari architecture. The frame was a tubular steel box section with unequallength double-wishbone A-arms and coil-over adaptive shocks at each corner. The transmission was a 6-speed rear transaxle. Power came from a front-mounted 5.75 liter, 12-cylinder engine pushing roughly 508 horsepower. The results of Ferrari’s 575M efforts yielded 0–60 mph times in the 4.2-second range, with 0.05 second added for manual-gearbox models. The top speed is 199 mph. Sports Car Market Lot 54, s/n ZFFGT61A750144847 Condition 2 Not sold at $550,000 Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, 6/4/16 SCM# 6799921 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica Lot 8, s/n ZFFGT61A650142572 Condition 1Sold at $357,500 Bonhams, Carmel, CA 8/13/15 SCM# 266018 2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica Lot 19, s/n ZFFFT61A750142399 Condition 1Sold at $440,000 Gooding & Co., Amelia Island, FL, 3/12/15 SCM# 257551 Robin Adams ©2016, courtesy of Auctions America


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By 2004, the 550/575 line was getting a bit stale, and as is traditional in the industry, it was time for a special edition to wake up sales. At the end of 550 Maranello production, the almost-no-top 550 Barchetta Pininfarina was the special edition. The 575M Superamerica would fill the spot for the 575M. The 575M Superamerica would be a new take on the convertible concept. Rather than a traditional soft top or a folding hard top, the Superamerica would feature a novel rotating glass roof. Going topless can be risky Originally shown on Alfa Romeo’s Vola show car, the Revocromico roof panel is hinged at the rear window. When activated, it flips up and back and comes to rest on the rear deck. In less than 10 seconds, the car converts from a closed hard top to an open-top model. The rotating top was designed and patented by Leonardo Fioravanti. Fioravanti is a former Pininfarina designer credited with such classics as Ferrari’s Daytona, F40, 308 GTB and 288 GTO. The Superamerica’s flip top has a carbon-fiber frame and electro- chromatic glass. The transparency of the glass can be changed electronically from clear to near opaque. An important part of the design is the ability to access the trunk even when the top is open. The top is practical and novel, but the supporting buttresses do little to enhance the 575’s lines. Unfortunately the cool top is the Achilles’ heel of the Superamerica. A problem with the electronic controls causes the electro-chromatic function to malfunction, making the glass delaminate. Also, the hydraulic struts, which rotate the top, can fail. Fortunately, the top can be rotated manually, and there are aftermar- ket struts that seem to be more reliable. The glass delamination, on the other hand, is a serious issue. Ferrari has long ago quit warranting the tops, and new tops are $32,000 — if you can find one. Cars with 6-speeds bring a premium Like all newer Ferraris, an extensive option list was offered to Superamerica clients. Carbon-fiber interior, carbon-fiber trunk, a handling package, shields, Daytona seats and assorted trim combinations could add tens of thousands to the base price. $400,000 $600,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $0 October 2016 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $926,390 Ferrari 575M Superamerica $682,000 Ironically, it is a base feature that has the most influence on the resale value. The F1 transmission was a $10,000 option that all but 43 clients chose. It turned out that only a handful of 6-speed, 12-cylinder Ferraris were produced after the Superamerica. Today the 6-speed cars bring a substantial premium. Our subject car has the F1 paddle-shift transmission. A couple of high sales of rare 6-speed cars brought attention to the Superamerica, and prices boomed in 2014. Giddy sellers underestimated the market when they priced their car above the last one offered. It turns out the optimism was short-lived, as several cars have languished on the market for as much as eight months. A deal for the buyer Auctions America’s Superamerica appears to be an excellent car. It had low miles, good options, service documentation, and was judged at 100 points at an FCA event. The Santa Monica venue should have been a great place to sell the car, but it wasn’t. The $385,000 sale price was a good bit below any other Superamerica available. The buyer got the best of this deal. The seller probably should have kept the car to try again on a later date. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Auctions America.) $225,500 N/A 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 71 $330,000


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English Profile 1949 Aston Martin DB Team Car This car was the first of a dynasty of sports saloons that are now some of the most collectible cars in the world by Paul Hardiman Details Year produced: 1949 Number produced: Three Original list price: This car was a prototype/racer and not sold Current SCM Valuation: Median price to date, $901,579; high sale (this car), $901,579 Tune-up cost: $500 Chassis # location: Plate riveted to firewall Club: Aston Martin Owners Club Web: www.amoc.org Alternatives 1948–52 Ferrari 166 Inter, 1950–51 Maserati A6G 2000, 1953–55 Frazer Nash Le Mans coupe SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: LMA249 T his extremely significant Aston Martin Grand Touring coupe is none other than a Le Mans 24Hour race finisher, having been driven into 7th place (3rd in class) in the first post-war Grand Prix d’Endurance — run on June 25–26, 1949 — at the legendary Sarthe circuit. Two weeks later, on July 10–11, 1949, it was driven to a fine 5th place overall in the Spa 24-Hour race on the daunting Francorchamps road circuit in Belgium. This car was also the start of Aston Martin’s stun- ning series of DB cars. Aston Martin was re-established during that difficult period of the late 1940s when economic, supply and rationing difficulties within Great Britain were more difficult and stringently applied than at any time during the recent war itself. David Brown, one of the U.K.’s most wealthy industrialists, bought the company in 1946. Within months, Brown added the Lagonda company to his motor manufacturing portfolio. Meanwhile, former Lagonda stylist Frank Feeley had also transferred to Feltham, and for 1949 the sportingminded industrialist sanctioned a new program to build and run a Works team of three fixed-head coupes — whose strikingly advanced body form would be designed and styled by Feeley — in the Le Mans 24-Hour race which was being revived in France that June. The project had by that model. One was fitted with the new Lagonda 6-cylinder engine in 2.6-liter form, while the other two used the Claude Hill 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 241, sold for $891,319, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Festival of Speed sale near Chichester, U.K., on June 24, 2016. It was, as you can see from the photographs, a shed, to use the British technical term. Though the major panels still resembled the shape of the car, everything was bent, distressed or rusted, although the aluminum skin looked savable. The motor was incomplete, though there were enough spares, including three heads and two blocks, to assemble probably two complete units, which is handy because the engine in this car is the incredibly rare 4-cylinder devised by Claude Hill, and this is the only survivor so fitted. It came with a choice of carburetors in a box, SUs or Webers, plus an aluminum sump, and retained the twin electric fans in front of the radiator. The interior, though full of cobwebs, wasn’t too bad. time evolved into what became known as the Aston Martin DB — for David Brown — Mark I or DB1, and the new works Le Mans coupes would become the prototypes for the forthcoming Aston Martin DB2 production Grand Touring 72 The instruments were all there — and would probably clean up. The leather might even recover with a careful clean and feed, because surely during this car’s restoration the priority will be to keep as much of the original as possible. The 48-gallon endurance fuel tank had gone miss- ing, and the grille treatment had been modified since its Works competition days, but it retained the brackets 1925 Bugatti Type 22 Brescia roadster Lot 250, s/n 2461 Condition 6 Sold at $364,700 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 1/22/10 SCM# 156970 1953/55 Austin-Healey 100S Special Test Car/S prototype Lot 433, s/n SPL226B Condition 4- Sold at $1,323,915 Bonhams, Brooklands, U.K., 12/1/11 SCM# 190045 1953 Jaguar C-type Lot 114, s/n XKC047XKC011, Condition 3 Sold at $8,221,626 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/12/16 SCM# 6799966 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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and holes for the regulation Le Mans seals on the radiator cap and oil filler. These survive from — and represent — a bygone era. A lovely period shot in the catalog shows Lance Macklin slowing during the Spa 24 Hours, arm out of window to collect a beer from a roadside bar, with not a barrier in sight as patrons sit out front, just feet from a live racing track which was a public road for the rest of the year. Parked in a garden — and then stolen Part of the reason the car became this dilapidated was that upon disposal by Aston Martin in 1949 or 1950 after those two endurance races, it was used in various hands for a decade of club racing before being stashed in a garden for many years. Christopher Angell, a Life Member of the Aston Martin Owners Club who joined in 1950, bought the car in 1965, planning to restore it one day. As his health deteriorated, so did the car’s condition, until it was stolen from his garden in Hinxworth, Hertfordshire, in 2002. It took 13 years for the police to recover it, having tracked it down to a storage facility in Eindhoven, Holland. It had been offered for sale at an auction during that time, although it was withdrawn as soon as the story of its theft emerged. The car recently came to light as a result of being put up as a surety for a loan. Christopher Angell died in 2003, before it was found. According to local paper the Hertfordshire Mercury, quoting his relative Ashley Mack, the rightful owner and vendor of the car, “Christopher was devastated by the theft of his car, and just before he died in 2003, he was still asking, ‘Has that nice policeman got my car yet?’” It returned home only in 2016. A DB2 prototype with stellar race history This is a very significant car. As Bonhams’ catalog noted: “It is an outstanding survivor from not just one 1949 24-Hour race — but two — both of which it finished in significant positions, 7th at Le Mans and 5th at Spa. As a surviving progenitor of the Aston Martin DB2 production model — and as one of the very first David Brown Aston Martin works team cars ever built — its stature as a landmark in the Feltham marque’s glittering history becomes even more evident. We would also draw attention to our highly successful sale of the similarly long-term ownership, neverfully-restored Jaguar C-type in Monaco this May. Its premium value demonstrated the special connoisseurial appeal of the world’s fastdiminishing treasury of such ‘time machine’ survivors. This purchase opportunity may never — ever — recur...” As such our subject car warranted 12 pages in the catalog. The start of a dynasty This was the first David Brown-era Works racing Aston Martin model, and its race successes led directly to the DB2 being put into production… and that began the entire Aston Martin dynasty as we know it. This car’s importance stems not just from its race history but also because of the series of sports saloons it engendered, which are now some of the most collectible cars in the world. The DB2/2/4/Mk3 family shares all the major features of this proto- type, including teardrop body, twin-cam engine and trailing-arm front suspension. Market commentator Dave Kinney reckoned it was “stolen” at this price — a slightly unfortunate choice of words, perhaps, given its history — which was just on the £600k lower estimate. But you have to remember that this sale took place the day after the night before, when Britons woke to find that, inexplicably, they had voted to leave the European Union. Sales had been slow in the previous weeks and months due to un- certainty in all markets about life after “Brexit,” but from midnight on June 23, the value of the pound plummeted by more than 10% and with it British buyer confidence. A £600k ($800,631) bid online from the United States was just pipped by the winning bid of £605k ($807,303) on the telephone, also from the U.S. Certainly, as a rare race prototype survivor with impeccable prov- enance, it looks cheap compared with that C-type, and even the AustinHealey 100S prototype — in a similar state of dilapidation — that sold five years ago for more. As the catalog stated, this was a one-off, never-repeatable oppor- tunity, which makes the price paid look rather irrelevant, doesn’t it? ♦ (Introduction abridged from Bonhams’ catalog entry.) October 2016 73


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English Profile The Cumberford Perspective This car was the rough sketch for a great design By Robert Cumberford 3 2 I n 1949, this Aston Martin prototype was the only British sports car not bur- dened by 1930s styling. The Jaguar XK 120 might have had an all-new engine, but its fender lines were from a ’39 BMW (or a ’42 Buick). With its simple pontoon lower body, uninterrupted by a vestigial rear fender — as used on Raymond Loewy’s post-war Studebakers or Pininfarina’s adaptation of Giovanni Savonuzzi’s Cisitalias — our subject car presaged the single form that underlies almost everything that followed. The aerodynamically shaped upper body simply sat on top, its tapering plan-view outline dissociated from the rectilinear perimeter of the base. Designer Frank Feeley was truly a master of his art. Several characteristics of this iconic shape are still with us in today’s Astons — above all the always-identifiable inverted-T grille shape. There are some really clear time stamps on the design, one being the huge ground clearance, another the headlamps placed quite low on the front. They were later raised — principally for the U.S. market. The production DB had a onepiece windshield, crisper lines and some other refinements, but all derived from this 3-D sketch model. It must be the very last 4-cylinder Aston, and despite its dilapidated state, is an absolutely magnificent vehicle. Vive la restoration! ♦ 74 6 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 Headlamps are lower on the three prototype coupes than on full-production DB2s, leading the way forward in several senses. 2 The grille is said to have been altered, but surely not in the perimeter shape — only in texture. Its profile lives on today, almost 70 years later. 3 The hood being lower than the fenders, as patented by Savonuzzi earlier, is very modern and quite elegant. 4 Despite a fairly stiff windshield angle, the roof profile is handsomely and effectively aerodynamic. 5 A nice touch of yore is the huge external fuel cap, complete with Le Mans wire seal apertures so scrutineers could be sure no fuel or oil was added outside the time limits. 6 We expect to see this much ground clearance only on serious off-road vehicles today, but European roads were still pretty rough in the late 1940s, so this was necessary. REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 I have no idea what the original taillights might have been like, but they were definitely not a design element, as are today’s swathes of red plastic, so they’ll be easy to find and replace. 8 The upper structure tapers inward nicely, with only a slight radius at the intersection with the lower form. 9 If this were shiny paint, you would see a lovely highlight tapering down past the backlight and into the corners of the license-plate recess. 10 On these early cars, the door outer skin is just a flat piece of metal wrapped around the transverse cross section, with no plan view curvature. 11 The round wheel openings are extra big, the better to get wheels in and out for fast tire changes in racing conditions. 12 Notice how high the bottom of the door is, showing 9 8 10 absolutely no concern for easy entry or egress. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) The seats of this time capsule are very old-school, but they look adequate in terms of lateral retention for the G-forces available at the time. There is resolutely no styling whatsoever in the instrument panel. Gauges are placed where the driver can read them, and the lidless glovebox is as simple as possible. The whole is light, clean and practical. Or will be, once the restoration is done. This will be a big task, but it is a vital one to preserve this highly significant turning point in British design. 1 5 4 11 7 12


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa 3.5 Targa It used to be easy to find a good — not great — Jalpa for about $40,000 by Donald Osborne Details Number produced: 410 Years produced: 1982–88 Original list price: $58,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $88,000; high sale, $110,539 Chassis # location: Plate riveted on door jamb; Top of rear suspension turret Engine # location: On the block near the dipstick Club: Lamborghini Club America Web: www.lamborghiniclubamerica.com Alternatives: 1986–88 Ferrari 328 GTB, 1972–76 Maserati Merak, 1981–87 Lotus Esprit Series 3 SCM Investment Grade: D Comps Chassis number: ZA9JB00A4JLA12376 P roduced between 1982 and 1990, the Lamborghini Jalpa was the junior Lamborghini of the 1980s, and was designed to rejoin the battle with Ferrari’s similarly sized 308 series. Major changes involved the quad-cam V8 engine with a capacity increase to 3.5 liters, and somewhat more aggressive styling, mainly in the side treatment of the body, which was again conceived and executed by Bertone. Maximum power was 255 bhp at 7,000 rpm, good enough to give the aerodynamic Jalpa a top speed of around 155 mph. Production was both limited and sporadic, with a mere 410 examples manufactured over eight years. This 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa 3.5 is a remarkable, original, beautifully maintained and preserved example finished in sinister black with matching black leather upholstery and interior trim. It is well equipped with air conditioning, power windows and an Alpine CD stereo. At some point, it has been repainted to a very high standard but appears to have been driven no more than around the block a few times since leaving Italy almost 30 years ago. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 316, sold for $85,226 (£58,500) at the Silverstone Auctions Northamptonshire, U.K., sale on May 20, 2016. Here’s a tale of Brexit: On the day in May when this Jalpa sold, the exchange rate was £1=$1.45. As I write this in mid-July, £58,500 is $78,200, at $1.33= £1. For U.S. collectors, shopping in the U.K. has just become more 76 attractive — at least 8% more so. The $7k saved would more than pay for ocean shipping from the U.K., duty and receiving costs. Those are the factors that often determine where in the market a potential buyer shops. I wrote in last month’s SCM about another Lamborghini, the 400GT 2+2 (September 2016, Etceterini Profile, p. 92). I won’t bother to repeat the notion of Lamborghinis being underappreciated and undervalued here. It’s instruc- tive, however, to make yet another observation about the manner in which the market continues its move to more specificity in the value of particular models and individual examples. We are in a moment that is the polar opposite of the “rising tide lifts all boats” market. An alternative to ’80s Ferrari and Porsche In last month’s story, I argued that the 350GT and 400GT and Islero are very much a reasonable alternative to their Ferrari contemporaries, Let’s look at how the Jalpa stacks up against not only the Ferrari 328 — but also the Porsche 911, which was also Lamborghini’s target for their V8 model. The first challenge the Jalpa faces is that when new, it never established the awareness in the U.S. market that was intended. This is where the presence of Lamborghini in the U.S. market — or rather the lack thereof — played into the rarity and ultimately the visibility of this model. The Urraco was Lamborghini’s first V8. It was a 2+2 developed to take the company into a larger market segment — then the home of the Ferrari 308 GT4, Maserati Sports Car Market 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa Lot 514, s/n JA12381 Condition 2+ Sold at $88,000 Auctions America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 3/26/15 SCM# 264534 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa P350 Lot 247, s/n ZA9JB00A4JLA12376 Condition 2 Sold at $94,600 Bonhams, Greenwich, CT, 5/30/15 SCM# 265455 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa Lot 106, s/n ZA9J00A4JLA12376 Condition 2 Sold at $66,000 Motostalgia, Seabrook, TX, 5/1/14 SCM# 243465 Courtesy of Silverstone Auctions


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Indy, Merak and the Porsche. As did Ferrari, the Urraco’s successor — the Silhouette — dropped the back “seats” and became a strict twoseater. However, almost no one noticed, as Lamborghini was in such dire straits that only 55 Silhouettes were built. The Jalpa had rather more success, even as the company struggled through reorganization. In seven years of production, 410 were turned out. Compare that to over 1,800 Meraks, 7,400 Ferrari 328s and 78,000 3.2 911s between 1984 and 1989. A little-known, great-handling car So it is small wonder that very few people are aware of the Jalpa — and even fewer have had experience behind the wheel or know someone who has. An indication of the continuing difficulties at the factory was that the U.S. emissions and safety certification for the Jalpa was done in California and not in Italy. If you’ve never driven a Jalpa, it is very much a member of the Lamborghini family. The throttle and clutch are heavy — but beautifully linear. The sound of the engine is subtle, but deep and sonorous. It handles wonderfully, but like all mid-engine cars, it requires care at the extremes of its potential performance. Build quality, as can be imagined in this age of Italian labor strife, can be variable. Inevitably, examples that have been restored have been finished to a higher standard than it left Sant’Agata Bolognese. The subject vehicle was stated to have been an original car with only a repaint, so it’s likely to have retained its original build quality. But as the former owner of an Islero, a vehicle largely painted as having been casually assembled, such tales are relative. A car on the rise Interestingly, in this market, increases in value in the past five years have been strong for the Lamborghini. It used to be easy to find a good — not great — Jalpa for about $40,000. Now, $75,000 is not unreasonable High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $110,359 $40,000 $60,000 $80,000 $100,000 $20,000 $0 October 2016 Lamborghini Jalpa 3.5 Targa $66,000 $110,067 for that same example, which is an 87.4% increase. In that same period, an ’88 Porsche 911 Targa has gone up about 65%, from $30k to $50k, the Merak has doubled in value to $80k, and the Ferrari moved from around $30k to $95k, up 171%. This car, whether purchased at a Brexit discount in the U.K. by an American buyer or not, was well bought in the current Jalpa market range. For those who are considering a Ferrari 328, Maserati Merak or Porsche 911, a Jalpa offers a different choice, one that could be very satisfying and out of the ordinary. For the confident and iconoclastic collector, a Jalpa might just be the 1980s’ most usable sports car. This example, as described, seems to have been well bought and should prove an enjoyable motoring companion for its new owner. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Silverstone Auctions.) $51,771 $47,300 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 77


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German Profile Column Author 1996 Porsche 993 RS Clubsport Coupe The Brexit vote probably hurt this sale, as bidders woke up on auction day to learn of the surprising result by Prescott Kelly Details Years produced: 1995 as 1996 model year Number produced: 100 Original list price: $117,000 Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $275,347; high sale, $369,469 (this car) Chassis # location: Base of windshield tag; stamping in trunk above spare tire; label on driver’s side inner front fender Engine # location: Vertical stand supporting engine fan Tune-up cost: Minor costs about $2,500 with spark plugs, filters and fluids. Major $5,000 adds wires and distributor (once in a lifetime, but needed after 20 years on original gear) Club: Porsche Club of America Web: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1997 Porsche 993 Turbo S; 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10; 1995 Corvette ZR-1 or 1996 Corvette Grand Sport SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: WP0ZZZ99Z55390239 Engine number: 6358642 • One of seven RHD examples • Right-hand drive • Full service history • 23,667 miles from new T 78 he exciting car offered here is an example of one of the rarest of Porsche 911 Type 993 variants: the Carrera RS Clubsport with the 3.8-liter engine, which was built for homologation in FIA GT2 events. It is one of only seven right-hand-drive Clubsports believed sold new in the U.K. One of the designated C16 U.K.-market cars, this ultra-rare right-hand-drive Clubsport was purchased by the current vendor, a Porsche enthusiast and collector, in 2010, having been delivered new via Lancaster Porsche in Colchester on January 5, 1996. The car’s history showed that it had been serviced annually and used sparingly, covering only a few thousand miles each year. Upon acquisition, the car was treated to a full service by Porsche specialists Dove House Motor Company, which included fresh fluids, new brake pads and a set of Michelin Cup tires. It has been serviced annually by Dove House ever since, and comes with its original and fully stamped service booklet. The most recent service was carried out in May 2016 at 23,677 miles. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 275, sold for £281,500 ($373,772), including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ Goodwood auction on June 24, 2016. The 993 RS is a somewhat rare, desirable collec- tor car — and an excellent, spirited driving car. The Clubsport took performance up a notch with further decontenting and added rigidity from the welded-in full roll cage. Porsche built 1,014 993 RSs, of which 226 were Clubsports. Of course, many fewer were built in RHD, reportedly 126 RSs overall and just seven Clubsports. RS cars are Porsche’s best street cars All of us know that the 911 RS legend started in 1973. Ignominiously, Porsche’s Sale Department decried the model, saying they could not sell the required 500 to homologate the RSR, especially since the U.S. market was off-limits due to governmental regulations. Ultimately, over 1,500 were sold, and the RS became a holy grail among Porschephiles, especially in North America, where it was forbidden fruit. Today, one of the 200 M471 Lightweights will set you back $1.2 million–$1.6 million. M472 Tourings range from $650,000 to over $1.1 million. In 1974, a completely different RS was built, but in just 52 examples. It was a much more raw car, a virtual race car for the street. In Europe, many of the ’74 RSs were used in rallies and Group 3 races, making a com- 1996 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo Lot 118, s/n WP0AC2994TS375214 Condition 1Sold at $220,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/16/15 SCM# 256795 1974 Porsche 911 RS Lot 30, s/n 9114609026 Condition 2 Sold at $1,001,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 244999 1983 Porsche 911 SC/RS Lot 96, s/n 0068894A Condition 3+ Not sold at $160,000 Christie’s, Le Mans, FRA, 7/7/06 SCM# 42251 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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plete, original-panels car very prized today. Currently, they run $1.4 million up to $1.8 million. Along came the SC/RS After a hiatus of 10 years, in 1984, Porsche built the SC/RS, its Group B rally car, 21 strong, with 10 going to rally teams. It is the most rare of all 911-based RSs. (The very rarest RS is the 1992–93 968 Turbo RS with four examples built. That one gives RS collectors fits.) A non-modified SC/RS is now well over $1 million, and some of the heavily modified team cars are as well, although much more difficult to sell. None of the RSs of the 1970s and 1980s were imported and sold in the U.S., although many came in on the government’s 1980s “once in a lifetime” exemption. Today, with all early RSs well past 25 years old, they are imported freely. The modern-era RS Almost 10 years passed again before Porsche built another 911 RS. The 1992 964 RS was built in three variants, the Basic — aka Lightweight — the Touring, and the N/GT, a Group 3 and BPR race car. They were plentiful, with almost 2,300 produced: more than 1,900 Basics, 76 Tourings and 290 Group N/GT race cars. All 964 RSs are EPA-exempt now, and with production dates starting in the fall of 1991, all will hit 25 years of age in the next 12 months and will be able to enter the U.S. free of any federalization requirements. The 964 RS cars harken back to the 1974 RS cars; they are raw, somewhat primal — almost race cars for the street. “Really raw and primal” describes the homologation base for the 964 RSR, the 1993 Carrera RS 3.8-liter. Built just 55 strong, with big flares, wide modular Speedline wheels, and big aero splitters and wings, the RS 3.8 has the looks and the guts to deliver on its nameplate. Because of the low production quantity and its iconic place in the RS pantheon, the RS 3.8 trades hands between $1.2 million and $1.6 million. The 993 RS arrives as a 1996 model Our best information is that Porsche made about 1,014 total 993 RS cars, of which 226 were Clubsports. That is not low production, but the model is very popular. It is a throwback to the 1973 RS, as it is more civilized than some RSs, not so raw, but very capable with an excellent power-to-weight ratio. It is much stronger on the street than its power numbers suggest; the factory 300-horsepower rating is sandbagged. I own a 993 RS in Speed Yellow, full Clubsport aero kit and a/c, all per the factory build sheet. I also have a 993 C2S. Driven back-to-back, the RS makes the C2S feel like you’re driving the living room. The torque from the additional 200 cc of displacement, uprated valve train, full seam welding, and 200 to 240 pounds lower weight translate into much more fun. Our auction 993 RS Clubsport Bonhams’ 993 RS was a conundrum. It was in a good color, Polar Silver. It had reasonably low mileage at 23,667. It was a U.K. homeOctober 2016 79 market car, so perhaps a little less likely to have been to Nürburgring for 200 laps, as was the fate back in the day of most European-delivered Clubsports. Was the RHD a deficit? Was the low-production Clubsport a valuable variant? How did the Brexit vote, which occurred literally the day before the auction, affect results? Our read would be that RHD limits the market primarily to the U.K., as the additional RHD countries are far away. (Japan does not figure in, as they want their exotic cars only in LHD.) I have imported and sold about 25 993 RS cars, probably about half of all the examples in the U.S. My experience is that the cars are prized as fine street cars, not track cars, and therefore, counter-intuitively, the more raw and raucous Clubsport is the lesser-desired model. Enter Brexit The auction house write-up made no mention of original paint, a key determinant of value on a 993 RS. Lastly, the Brexit vote had to throw a damper on everyone at Goodwood, as bidders woke up on auction day to learn of the surprising result. In the U.S, we expect to see excellent 993 RS cars for $395,000– $450,000. Typically, they are in the same range in Europe. A repainted 42,000-mile RS sold at RM Sotheby’s Pinnacle sale at Monterey in August 2015 for $550,000, which was widely considered an anomaly. Gooding has one scheduled for Monterey in August 2016 estimated at $400,000–$500,000. In the past two years, several have been auctioned in Europe for $350,000–$450,000. The hammer price at Bonhams was £250,000 (or about $328,500), definitely to the low side. The balance of £31,500 (or almost $49,000) represented Bonhams’ 15%/12% tiered buyer’s premium. The Bonhams RS sold under market. The RHD and the Brexit vote were the most likely culprits. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.)


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American Profile 1920 Detroit Electric Model 82 Brougham This car, which sold at low estimate, is still ahead of the market, which places little value on early electric cars by Mark Wigginton Details Year produced: 1920 Number produced: 95 Original list price: $2,700 (with upgraded Edison batteries) Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $48,000; high sale, $99,000 Battery replacement cost: $2,000 Club: Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation Web: www.hevf.org More: www.detroitelectric.org Alternatives: 1916 Rauch & Lang BX6 Electric, 1903 Waverley 20A Electric, 1913 Broc Model D Electric, 2016 Nissan Leaf, 2016 Tesla Model S SCM Investment Grade: C Comps Chassis number: 12578 T his Detroit Electric Model 82 has a 4.3-horspower, 84-volt DC motor, direct shaft drive, solid front and live rear axles with semi-elliptical leaf spring suspension, and rear-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The wheelbase is 100 inches. Over the course of its 30-year lifespan, the Anderson Electric Car Company, builders of the Detroit Electric, produced more electric automobiles than any other American passenger-car manufacturer. Somewhat in vain, they tried to keep up with modern fashions, and by 1920 had updated their charmingly upright bodies with a dummy front hood and a false radiator, resembling that of a Franklin or Fiat. The bodies were built at H&M Body Corporation of Racine, WI. This particular car is one of the few of these later Detroit Electrics known to survive, and it is perhaps the only one with a known ownership history since new. Originally built as serial number 12678, it was reassigned its current number, 12578, shortly before being shipped to the Gray-Dort Motor Company, a short distance over the Detroit River in the southwestern Ontario railroad and agricultural town of Chatham, Ontario, CAN. One of a believed 95 Detroit Electric Model 82s made, and one of very few that remain extant, this car boasts a fascinating and well-known ownership history that is second to none, as well as a high-quality restoration for one of the foremost electric-car collectors. 80 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 119, sold for $66,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Motor City auction at the Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, MI, on July 30, 2016. The French have a saying, “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” which translates to: “Outward appearance may change, but fundamentals are constant.” Never has that been truer than with the electric car. The high-tech electrics we drive today, and those just over the horizon, are certainly more advanced, but in many areas are still fighting the same issues that killed them in the past — range limitations and cheap gasoline. And as yet, they are not broadly loved. We have forgotten how integral electrics were to the early adopters of horseless carriages of the late 1800s. By 1890, electric vehicles outsold gasoline-powered vehicles by 10 to one. There were charging stations every 10 blocks in New York City at the dawn of the 20th century, and electrics, from sedans to taxis to trucks, were a fixture of city life. They were especially the favorites of doctors and women, both for the lack of a need to handcrank a finicky gasoline motor and for their operational cleanliness and ease of maintenance. The death of the electric-car industry came at the hands of the first electric starters for gasoline cars (which removed the “cranky” from your commute), the introduction of mass-production techniques that killed 1918 Detroit Electric Model 75 Lot 15, s/n 13094 Condition: 2+ Sold at $73,809 RM Auctions, Aalholm, DK, 8/11/2012 SCM# 209197 1910 Detroit Electric Model D Lot 545, s/n 1886 Condition: 4+ Sold at $41,800 Bonhams, Philadelphia, PA, 10/6/2013 SCM# 228163 1931 Detroit Electric Model 97 Brougham Lot 1080, s/n 13625 Condition: 2 Sold at $57,200 Auctions America by RM, Auburn, IN, 9/5/2010 SCM# 166106 Sports Car Market Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s


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all but the most well-funded car builders, and the lack of rural infrastructure, which precluded electrics from use beyond cities. Convenience also came with a cost, as the list price of a 1914 Detroit Electric was nearly $2,700, while a Ford Model T was only $600. As today, range was also an issue, with the Detroit Electric going only a claimed 80 miles per charge — in the right conditions. Anderson and Detroit Electric Detroit Electric was an outgrowth of the Anderson Carriage Company, with 1907 seeing their first electric-car production. In 1911 they changed their name to the Anderson Electric Car Company, finally becoming the Detroit Electric Car Company in 1920, although all the years of production are called Detroit Electrics. Although Detroit Electric built 12,690 cars through 1939, only 1,450 were built after 1920, the manufacture year of this car. The demand for electrics was disappearing, with better roads and cheap gasoline for what had been called “exploding engines” only a decade earlier. After the stock market crash of 1929, Detroit Electric stopped regular production and only did individual orders until they closed. The coachwork for these later cars often came from Willys-Overland (complete with hood louvers). Driving experience I didn’t attend the RM Sotheby’s Motor City auction but was privileged to do a tour in Monte Shelton’s 1917 Detroit Electric 5-place Brougham. Shelton is a well-known Portland, OR, car dealer, collector and racer. Shelton’s car is little changed mechanically from the 1920 version, powered by 14 6-volt batteries (half in front, half in the rear) with 84 volts total, and has a top speed of 30 mph. The changes between 1917 and 1920 were minor, and the cars both enjoy an otherworldly quiet elegance at speed. The 5-seat carriage is filled with fine brocade seats — and refined touches, such as the crystal flower vase. The seating position is high and the greenhouse is complete, nary a blind spot to find. Windows go up and down like railroad cars of old, dropped by bro- cade sashes. Essentially, the car is a parlor on wheels. The car is ready to go after you lower the steering tiller and the speed-control arm. Release the two-stage brake, which resembles what is found on a modern day golf cart, and off you go. The Detroit Electric solution to launch control (after all, maximum torque at stall means lighting up the tires or breaking components if you don’t apply the power smoothly) is a series of settings that gradually increase the amount of power getting to the motors. It essentially acts like a 10-speed transmission, all done mechanically as a cylinder rotates and adds contacts to the power supply (think the switch on your ceiling fan). Instrumentation is at a minimum, amps and volts registering on a gauge on the front floor, far away. The solid front axle and rear semielliptical suspension give it a gentle ride, although the high center of October 2016 81 gravity and skinny tires make it a pure boulevardier. Like our modern-day electrics, the Achilles’ heel is the battery pack, and you can expect to spend a couple of thousand dollars to replace the set. And the mechanical brakes leave you anxious about modern traffic. Those are quibbles, though. It’s an easy-to-use, comfortable vehicle, and Shelton and his wife are regularly seen out to dinner in Portland in the Detroit Electric. And even at rest, Shelton finds the interior is so comfortable and homey that he often retires to the cockpit to read the Sunday newspaper. Electrics and the collector car market Our subject electric car has a long, continuous ownership history, and electric-car collector James Cousens gave it a full restoration some years ago. This is a well-restored, rare vehicle with a well-documented history. It sold for $66,000, at the low end of the estimate of $60,000– $80,000. Despite being at the low end of the estimate, this car is well ahead of the market, which seems to place little value on early electric cars. Most recent sales of electric cars, whether survivors or ground-up restorations, have hovered in the mid-$40,000 range. Why doesn’t the market value the cars? Markets, after all, are never wrong, they just are. It could be the lack of utility, as a 30-mph car with a short range keeps you from doing much with it beyond local parades, car shows and Sunday drives. As electric cars begin to take over our current new-car market, you might see more interest in examples of the historic origins of the postgasoline world, but for the time being, petro-heads rule the day. For better or worse, it keeps the value down on quality electric cars. So it seems both buyer and seller got a good deal. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.)


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Race Car Profile 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix Two-Seater Great provenance won out over compromised mechanicals, and this car sold well to the perfect buyer by Thor Thorson Details Years produced : 1924–30 Number produced: 96 Original list price: Unknown Current SCM Valuation: Median price to date, $975,000; high sale, $1,650,000 Tune-up: $1,000 Magneto cap: $500 Chassis # location: Brass tag on left firewall, also on engine Engine # location: Left rear mounting flange on block Club: American Bugatti Club Web: www.americanbugatticlub.org Alternatives: 1928–35 Mercedes-Benz SS Roadster, 1928–32 Mercedes-Benz SSK, 1927–31 Bentley 4.5 Litre SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 4450 S ome of the world’s most evocative Grand Prix cars are those originally manufactured during the 1920s, not necessarily for racing team use, but primarily for sale to private customers, pro- viding them with the equipment necessary to take the plunge and go motor racing upon their own account, potentially at the very highest level. Of course, it was the marque Bugatti that most prominently provided that service, and most notably with its magnificent family of compact, light and powerful straight-eight-engined Bugatti Type 35s. This much-loved, neat and nimble design was introduced at the Grand Prix de l’ACF in 1924, and manufactured in a series of subsequent variants for customer sale. Bugatti Type 35 chassis 4450 offered here was the 19th such Grand Prix Bugatti to be manufactured, as reflected by its chassis frame number 19. The order for the car was numbered 21. Its construction was completed in January 1925. The new car was delivered new via Jarrott & Letts (London) Limited to former Brescia Bugatti owner Lieutenant Glen Kidston, RN. It seems that he collected it from the Molsheim factory on February 14, 1925. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 118, sold for $1,200,618, including buyer’s pre- mium, at Bonhams’ “Les Grandes Marques à Monaco” sale on May 14, 2016. The Type 35 and its variants are arguably the most iconic of all Bugattis, and they also are subject to probably the widest range of market values of any pre-war 82 collectible car, depending on authenticity, originality and completeness. You can buy a completely fake Argentinian replica for about $230,000. You can probably find one with some original 1920s French components finished out with aftermarket parts for around $750,000, or you could take about $5 million and try to extract one of the five or six remaining perfect original ones from the arms of their current owners. The variation is that great, and in honesty, it’s there for a reason. Let’s consider why. The many variants of the Type 35 One of the primary reasons that the Type 35 is so iconic is that Bugatti built an awful lot of cars that looked just like it, so knowing what the variants are is an important place to start. The original Bugatti Type 35 used a 2-liter SOHC straight-eight engine with normal induction and a five-bearing crankshaft using roller bearings on both mains and rods. The Type 35C is a supercharged version of the 35. The Type 35A was the same car, but with a far simpler 3 plain bearing engine, much less power and a lower price tag. It gained the nickname “Tecla,” after a maker of imitation jewelry, and was not widely loved then (or now). The Type 35T was a 2.3-liter aspirated version spe- cifically for the Targa Florio race. The Type 35B is a supercharged version of the 2.3- liter T that was raced when the 2-liter displacement cap didn’t apply. The Type 37 has the same chassis and body, but with 1927 Bugatti Type 35 Lot 131, s/n 4863 Condition 3- Sold for $2,970,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/15/14 SCM# 245040 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Lot 17, s/n 4613 Condition 3+ Not sold for $2,100,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/17/13 SCM# 227436 1924 Bugatti Type 35 Lot 138, s/n 4323 Condition 2- Not sold for $1,200,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/15/13 SCM# 227294 Sports Car Market Courtesy of Bonhams


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a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine making 60 hp. There were lots of these (290) built, including 67 Type 37As, which were supercharged. The Type 39 was identical to a 35C, but the 8-cylinder engine was de-stroked to 1.5 liters for class racing. All in all, Bugatti produced something like 645 cars that were variations on the theme. Key factors to consider The three important points to remember when considering all this are: • Bugattis were wonderful and fast but tended to be a bit fragile. • Except for the 35A, most of these cars were raced hard, at least until World War II interrupted things. • Most of the mechanical parts of all 645 cars were easily interchangeable. The general result of these facts was that parts from various broken cars ended up being incorporated into ones that were still running. More particularly, parts from lesser and unimportant cars tended to migrate to the ones that were still winning. After World War II, a cottage industry sprang up to supply the bits that could no longer be cannibalized, and eventually it became possible to have a Type 35 with no parts that were of French manufacture — or more than 10 years old. For purists and serious collectors, this is a travesty. The importance of having components that were originally delivered on a car cannot be overstated. A collectible treated like an old racing car Around my restoration shop there is a standard complaint: “All right, who took this wonderful, irreplaceable, museum-worthy piece of automotive history and treated it like it was just an old racing car?” Unfortunately, that is what virtually all of them were. Our subject car was originally delivered to the very famous driver Glen Kidston, and it then passed through various hands and lots of racing until 1937, by which time it was an old — and not competitive — car sitting in the back of a shop outside London. A teenaged Australian named Lyndon Duckett had been in Europe unsuccessfully looking for a later twin-cam Bugatti. When he couldn’t find anything, he bought this car, had a 1.5 liter twin-cam Anzani engine installed, and shipped the car to Australia, leaving the original engine and bodywork in the U.K. (Australian customs duties were punitive, but could be largely avoided with no body on a chassis). The Anzani Bugatti In its new home in South Australia, the car got a new body with more rounded contours and quickly became very well known in Australian racing as the “Anzani Bugatti.” Duckett raced the car actively for about 10 years, and then took to running it in the new “vintage” events before selling it on in 1962. In 1964, it passed to another Australian, Bob King, who kept it for the next 52 years and used it extensively. In 2006, having accumulated some of the required parts, he em- barked on the process of removing the Anzani engine and returning the car to its original specification. Aside from an original Type 35C sump and various minor components, the new engine comprised new castings and parts. The bodywork and wheels were also new. In its new/ old all-Bugatti configuration, the car saw epic use — around Tasmania and round trips across Australia, from east to west and south to north, all with utter reliability. This car got used. Careful maintenance and loving care can forestall aging indefinitely for old cars, but humans aren’t so lucky. So it became time to find a new home for the Bugatti. The engine and mechanicals were rebuilt and it was sent back to its ancestral home to find a new life — hopefully in the garage of a serious collector. Given the car’s early history in the hands of patriarchs whose families are still in the collector business, the likelihood of it finding a proper home was high. The issues revolved around where the market would value it. In the circumstances, an auction was the perfect venue to resolve the question. Great provenance, middling mechanicals The basic conundrum in setting a value was that the car scored very high in factors such as history and provenance. It has a great racing history, an unbroken and loving ownership chain with a very few longterm residencies, and enthusiastic and reliable use over the years by Bugatti devotees. However, the car scored low on type desirability and mechanics. Type desirability has to do with it being a Type 35 and not a 35C, as everybody wants the supercharged cars if they are spending big money. Mechanics scored low simply because the car didn’t have its original engine, or, for that matter, any original engine. A new replica engine may work wonderfully and look right, but it kills collector value. The original engine is not lost, as it moved to another Type 35 and is well known in Bugatti circles, but its absence in this chassis probably cut the value in half. Repatriating that engine to this chassis would be of immense value, but without a suitable original Type 35 engine to use as trade stock, the negotiations are likely to be difficult. Back to the family As suggested earlier, when the car went across the block, there was little question about whether the car would sell — or even to whom. The only unknown was the price. I wasn’t there to observe the bidding, but I would guess that in the early stages there were opportunistic bidders willing to buy this car with both its great provenance and compromised mechanicals — if the price was attractive enough. Once it became obvious that there was a committed and qualified buyer who was planning on taking it home — and the price got above bargain levels — the opportunists dropped out and the car sold for very close to low estimate. I imagine that the seller was a bit disappointed, but it was a difficult car to sell. I would say the car was fairly bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) October 2016 83


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Next Gen Profile 1972 Nissan Fairlady ZG Zed-heads love the long G-nose, but the new owner will still have to explain to many fans that his car is not a clone by Tony Piff Details Years produced: 1971–72 Number produced: Group 4 rules required 500 homologation cars, but no official records exist Original list price: ¥1,500,000 ($4,762) Current SCM Valuation: Median to date, $60,500 (this car is the only Fairlady ZG sold at auction); high sale: $60,500 (this car) Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap: $14 Chassis # location: Right side firewall Engine # location: Right side inner fender Club: Z Car Club Association Web: www.zcca.org Alternatives: 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I 4.2 coupe, 1968 Ford Mustang GT fastback, 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: HS30100011 • Genuine Fairlady ZG, first registered in September 1972 in the Shinagawa District of Tokyo • Bought in Japan in 2013; imported and titled by one of the USA’s leading Japanese Domestic Market car collectors • Matching numbers • Original colors • Running condition • Includes service history, books, manuals and toolkit SCM Analysis This car, Lot 143, sold for $60,500, including buyer’s premium, at The Finest Automobile Auctions sale in Hershey, PA, on June 11, 2016. The phenomenon of depreciated used cars suddenly becoming coveted classics always seems to catch the collecting world off guard. The Next Gen profile in each issue of Sports Car Market is our attempt to track the pulse of this leading edge of collectibility. For Japanese Domestic Market cars, however, the discussion is not just a matter of finding fresh appreciation for the familiar and dismissed. It’s about the thrill of obscure, historically significant automobiles entering the Western market — and perhaps even our Western awareness — for the first time. 84 The most recent case in point is our subject car, the Nissan Fairlady ZG. That time the Z went aero SCM has twice recounted the legacy of Nissan’s fabled S20 inline 6, the fire-breathing race motor that powered the Skyline GT-R (Next Gen Profile, November 2015, p. 102) and Fairlady Z 432 (June 2015, p. 76). The 432 remains the ultimate production Z, but Nissan could not sell the cars for a profit and ceased production in 1971. In pursuit of the next competitive advantage, en- gineers went aero with the Z, adding a lengthened fiberglass front end, headlight covers, a rear wing and wider, riveted-on fenders. Group 4 rules required the features to be homologated with 500 production cars, and the Fairlady ZG was born. The car is seven inches longer than the standard Z. Power came from the same 2.4-liter, 150-hp L24 engine as the 240Z. A ZG won at the 1972 Fuji Grand Champion Series, and the car became an icon in its native Japan — the only place where the production ZG was sold. While American Z-lovers could not buy a ZG, the distinctive “G nose” was available separately from Datsun dealerships. U.S. enthusiasts today refer to their ZG clones as “240ZGs,” and the cars are highly desirable. 1970 Datsun 240Z Lot 2147, s/n HLS3002036 Condition 2 Sold at $52,250 Auctions America, Santa Monica, CA, 7/18/15 SCM# 265984 1972 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 Lot 111, s/n PS3000524 Condition 3+ Sold at $170,800 Keno Brothers, New York, NY, 11/18/15 SCM# 267428 1972 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 Lot 175, s/n PS3000092 Condition 2+ Sold at $253,000 RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, FL, 3/14/15 SCM# 266392 Sports Car Market Courtesy of The Finest Automobile Auctions


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First stab at a never-sold-here JDM classic ZGs in Japan trade in the ¥11m–¥13m (about $100k–$125k) range, as the buyer of this car was well aware, and this was the model’s first appearance at a U.S. auction. When bidding stopped, the buyer knew he had scored a deal. In a telephone interview, he said that while he wouldn’t have paid a Japanese-market price, he was prepared to bid a little higher. His wife also liked the car, which always helps. He speculates that he outbid one other buyer in the room and perhaps one on the phone. The buyer, who was familiar with the car on offer, described it as not a show car, but a very nice driver. It was fitted with a Datsun racing steering wheel and rear brace, and the paint had gone from its original maroon to silver and back again. The most notable deviation from stock was the thick Watanabe wheels, but a period racer would have no doubt ditched the factory skinnies and filled the flares with something meatier anyway. This is the look you want when showing up at a JDM car meet. The G-nose and the Z-car pecking order Fairlady ZG desirability in Japan sits well above a stock Z and some- where behind the race-engined Fairlady Z 432. In the United States, ZG clones go for $10k to $20k, and some exceptional stock 240Zs have now sold above $40k. In 2015, two Fairlady Z 432s sold here for $253,000 and $170,800. But while a 432 is worth more, with its hood down it’s pretty much indistinguishable from a stock 240Z. You’ll never mistake a ZG for a stock 240Z. The downside is that, with all the G-nosed 240s out there, you’ll for- ever be explaining that this one is not a fake — an experience familiar to any Shelby Cobra owner. It should also be pointed out that Zed-heads in the U.S. and Japan regard G-nosed 240s as unequivocally cool, and not wannabe ZG poser clones. The scene on both sides of the Pacific has a long tradition of modifying cars — be it with outrageous custom bodywork, or just cosmetically replicating otherwise un as Skyline GT-R Hakosukas and Kenmeris and Fairlady ZGs. A seasoned SCMer paid a premium for this car’s rarity and authenticity but most mainstream J-tin enthusiasts would likely opt for a quality replica at a quarter o the price. A 1960s vision of a 1970s icon Taste is subjective, and many will view the Fairlady ZG as just a 240Z with a strange looking body kit — which it pretty much is motorsport history notwithstanding. Looking at Nissan stylist Yoshihiko Matsuo’s origina renderings of the Z car, however, offers a dif ferent perspective. These early drawings and clay models dating to the mid-1960s, show a sleek grand October 2016 85 tourer resembling a Jaguar XKE. The 240Z’s front end that now seems so iconic in fact came about primarily in deference to the requirements of the U.S. market, which Nissan so desperately hoped to capture with their new sports car (and ultimately did capture, of course). The forward lip came up, open “sugar scoop” headlamps replaced the covered lights, and the hood line was raised to accommodate the new 2.4-liter engine. And so it was: The quintessential Japanese sports car of the 1970s arrived with a splash, its 1960s charm left on the cutting-room floor. If Matsuo were asked, he might point to the Fairlady ZG as the clos- est approximation of his uncompromised vision. As it happens, that’s just what the buyer was thinking when he bought this car. A Next Gen buyer with refined taste While this sale confirms the trend of U.S. collectors stepping up to acquire rare JDM classics, perhaps the bigger story is the purchaser himself. It’s not surprising that the buyer of this Japanese sports car is younger than 40, but you probably will be surprised to learn that he’s been in the collecting game for over a decade — and that his personal collection includes custom-bodied Italian cars, two 1960s Ferraris, and a 2005 Ford GT. This is his first Japanese collectible. The buyer describes his taste in cars as mainly a function of aesthet- ics, historical significance and rarity. In the ZG’s svelte, long-hooded profile, he saw the same unity of form that attracted him to his first Ferrari. The next J-tin classic on his bucket list is a Toyota 2000GT. Down the road, he’d also like to acquire a Lexus LFA. For veteran collectors concerned with the future of their hobby, word of a young car guy who digs expensive old Ferraris should come as welcome news. By the same token, that this buyer sees no conflict in parking a JDM hatchback alongside his Italian thoroughbreds shows that the new guard is playing by its own rules. Well bought and well sold. ♦


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Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $25.5m Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, p. 122 $9.4m Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., p. 94 $1.6m Motostalgia, Indianapolis, IN, p. 106 Roundup, p. 136


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A victim of Brexit jitters? 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB 6C coupe, which no-saled on a nearly $1.9m bid at Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival of Speed sale in Chichester, U.K.; photo by Stratford Godfrey


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Market Reports Overview In These Less-Than-Certain Times Who cares about perspective and trustworthiness? Top-notch auction houses By Chad Tyson Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1949 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car coupe, $891,319—Bonhams, U.K., p. 96 2. 1938 Jaguar SS 100 roadster, $442,969—Bonhams, U.K., p. 96 3. 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S coupe, $409,742— Silverstone, U.K., p. 146 4. 1981 BMW M1 coupe, $398,869—Bonhams, U.K., p. 101 5. 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport coupe, $369,469— Bonhams, U.K., p. 101 6. 2002 Ferrari 550 barchetta convertible, $354,769—Bonhams, U.K., p. 104 7. 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary coupe, $352,378—Silverstone, U.K., p. 146 8. 1967 Ferrari 330 GT Series II 2+2 coupe, $330,000—BarrettJackson, CT, p. 126 9. 2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible, $328,947— Bonhams, U.K., p. 100 10. 1960 Maserati 3500 GT coupe, $310,669—Bonhams, U.K., p. 102 Best Buys 1968 Porsche 911L soft-window Targa, $88,000—Barrett-Jackson, CT, p. 124 90 casinos in the U.S., played host to the inaugural event. It was a good thing the casino sits on 240 acres because Barrett-Jackson needed somewhere to store the 574 cars on sale. Of those, 553 found new homes, for a 96% sell-through rate. Adam Blumenthal dives deep and gives us his report. The high sale was a 1969 L88 Corvette at $624,800. We’ll see what B-J brings next year — even if they have yet to announce a return to Connecticut — but it’ll take a lot to top the $25.5m haul they managed their first go-around. Bonhams held their annual Goodwood Festival of B arrett-Jackson made their first foray into the Northeast market with a record-setting auction in Uncasville, CT. Mohegan Sun, one of the largest Nothing uncertain about Barrett-Jackson selling strong in Uncasville, CT Speed sale on June 24. Pity the timing, as the U.K. voted on their EU referendum the day before. We know now some of the short-term financial implications of the leave vote (new prime minister, precipitous drop in value of the pound), but in the immediate uncertainty after the decision, nobody really knew anything. Bidders didn’t exactly sit on their hands, as evidenced by a 61% sales rate. The overall total dropped for the third year in a row to $9.4m, but that’s from the all-time high in 2013, where the exFangio Silver Arrow accounted for nearly $30m — over three times the total of this sale. High-sale honors went to a 1949 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car, which sold for $891,319. Paul Hardiman helps explain what happened and what it means moving forward. Motostalgia returned to Indianapolis, IN, for their second sale at the Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational. Sales dropped to $1.6m, but having 34 fewer consignments than last year helps explain that. Bob DeKorne tells us the story from Indianapolis, IN. Chad’s Market Moment: We’ve seen a lot in 2016 so far and, while not objectively bad by any measure, there has been a lot of confusion. I talked with several dealers earlier this year who said they are having a hell of a time moving inventory. It hasn’t exactly picked up as the year has progressed, either. One of the few things I’ve come to know as true in my lifetime: Perspective matters. Now, that’s not exactly a heavy or deep realization, but it’s a damn important one. Knee-jerk reactions such as pretending a disappointing sale didn’t happen won’t win any company future business, as it is strong evidence of a lack of proper perspective — and a major mark against trustworthiness. A company such as Bonhams, with as many as 20 automotive sales a year, will inevitably have a less-than-stellar showing. But Dan Kruse Classics Midland, TX May 21, 2016 Northamptonshire, U.K. May 21, 2016 Newport Beach, CA June 10–12, 2016 May 14–15, 2016 Russo & Steele Twin Cities St. Paul, MN June 17, 2016 Indianapolis, IN June 18, 2016 June 23–25, 2016 Bonhams Chichester, U.K. June 24, 2016 Droitwich Spa, U.K. July 10, 2016 $0 H&H $1.1m $5m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT $9.4m $10m $15m 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 they are experienced enough to keep a proud face, make the results known and move on to the next auction. That level of consistency, which is matched by a good number of other auction companies, keeps buyers and sellers coming back. Both camps know — they trust — that they’ll be back next time; even if it wasn’t all roses and champagne. That sort of trust leads to a lot less uncertainty. ♦ $20m $25m Motostalgia Tacoma, WA Lucky Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Silverstone $1.4m $4.7m $1.3m $6.4m $1.6m $1.6m $25.5m 1981 BMW M1 coupe, $398,869— Bonhams, U.K., p. 101 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider, $27,500—Lucky, WA, p. 144 1972 Porsche 911T 2.4 coupe, $93,109—Bonhams, U.K., p. 101 1995 BMW M3 coupe, $12,500— Motostalgia, IN, p. 112 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Trending Now Buy/Sell/Hold Thinking about wading into the auction market? SCM’s editors offer some recommendations on three alluring sports cars By Jim Pickering Median Sold Price $1,600,000 $1,400,000 $1,200,000 $400,000 $600,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $0 $629,833 52% $429,000 -32% $415,523 $715,000 41% $508,750 30% $390,423 -9% 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 $1,340,233 6% $1,265,000 23% $935,000 31% $1,029,643 10% Buy: 1988–91 Ferrari F40 — Mention “Ferrari” to many car collectors, and chances are the car that’ll come to their minds is a 250 SWB, Cal Spyder or GTO. Their kids? They think Testarossa. They think F40. The F40 has all the poster car swagger of a Countach with the performance precision that people expect in a Ferrari. Sparse as it may be in comfort, the F40 is true to form. This is a thinly veiled race car. The F40 can actually do what it looks like it can do. If poster cars like the Countach and the Testarossa continue their climb in the market, it only makes sense that the F40 will see more of a boost as well — after all, new money buyers who want that ’80s poster car look get the best of both worlds here: Equal parts winged show and scare-you go. These cars aren’t undervalued in the current market at a median of $1,251,300, but I expect we’ll see prices rise from there. Number produced: 1,311 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 7 Average price of those cars: $1,602,863 Current SCM median value: $1,251,300 Median Sold Price $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $15,000 $10,000 $50,000 $0 $41,933 56% $30,534 9% $28,050 37% $21,544 $17,088 -21% $20,051 17% $21,450 7% $20,530 -4% $26,690 -13% Sell: 1981–83 DeLorean DMC-12 — The DeLorean featured plenty of innovation. But production delays and compromises made the car the epitome of “overpromise and underdeliver,” and drug trafficking charges still haunt the DMC-12’s legacy. Still, with the popularity of the “Back to the Future” franchise, a new genera- $26,888 1% tion of buyer has fallen in love with the DMC-12. We’ve seen prices at auction crest $40k for good stock examples, as well as for time machine conversions. Beyond the oh-so-1980s styling, there’s not a lot of excitement here — unless you like hearing the same jokes and comments over and over again (Got some coke in the trunk? 88 mph! 1.21 jigawatts!). If you have a low-miles example, the market is buying and you should be selling. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Number produced: 8,583 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 10 Average price of those cars: $35,201 Current SCM median value: $29,700 Median Sold Price $16,000 $18,000 $14,000 $12,000 $10,000 $9,720 $8,000 $4,000 $6,000 $2,000 $0 $10,106 4% $11,198 11% $10,647 -5% $8,555 -20% $11,550 23% $9,425 10% $12,960 12% $11,880 -8% $15,783 33% Hold: 1958–67 Volkswagen Beetle — There’s nothing simpler and more iconic in the car world than a Beetle. And if you’re a new collector who’s just starting out in the world of old cars, those are winning characteristics. You don’t need much of anything special to own and maintain a vintage Beetle. They’ll keep up with modern traffic, they don’t tend to break much, and when they do need service, parts supply is a non-issue. They have that old-car look that anyone in the world can identify. Yes, there are millions of these things out there. But as new buyers enter the collector car market, they’ll gravitate toward icons like the E-type, the Mustang, the Bel Air, the 911, and the Beetle. And it’s that ubiquitous nature that makes the Beetle the easiest to own and use of the group, from both a cost of entry and a maintenance perspective. Will value rise because of it? Hard to say, but I would hold on to mine for the foreseeable future. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 92 Number produced: 8,058,715 Number sold at auction in the past 12 months: 67 Average price of those cars: $17,768 Current SCM median valuation: $12,200 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Bonhams — Goodwood Festival of Speed The company did well to get away what it did in an atmosphere of slight distraction, bewilderment and even delayed shock Company Bonhams Date May 24, 2016 Location Chichester, U.K. Auctioneer James Knight Automotive lots sold/offered 54/88 Sales rate 61% Sales total $9,028,829 High sale 1949 Aston Martin DB2 team car, sold at $891,319 Buyer’s premium Top seller — 1949 Aston Martin DB2 team car, sold at $891,319 Intro and Report by Paul Hardiman Photographs by Stratford Godfrey Market opinions in italics T his was the first big Euro sale after Britain’s vote on continued membership in the European Union… taking place just hours after the leave result that appeared to sur- prise even much of the electorate who had voted for it. The pound tanked from a high of $1.50 at midnight GMT when the remain-ers looked to have had it, to $1.30 at 8 a.m. when the result was declared — a 30year low. It rallied a little in the following hours and days, as you’ll see from the $1.3125 rate quoted when the sale began at 2 p.m., but this followed weeks of a slow market as buyers sat on their hands, unsure of the future. That meant other currencies looked very strong against the pound as the sale progressed. I expected more phone bidding from the U.S., but not so much mainland Europe, where the euro had dropped, too. There came much dismay amid the feeling the U.K. had torpedoed itself — widely reported, and widely accepted, to be a case of the neglected ‘little people’ hurting an uncaring government the only way they could (…sound familiar?). Currencies on display during the sale were necessarily and understandably “very approximate,” said auctioneer James Knight. All this uncertainty might be why the Ferrari 275 GTB didn’t sell, although it was the same at RM Sotheby’s Monaco — and these cars live in a dollar mar- 94 ket in any case. In the wake of the news and the sudden weakness of the pound, reserves needed to be quickly slashed by probably 20%, and many cars were sold significantly under their catalog estimates. As it played out, the sale rate remained pretty normal and prices stayed Chichester, U.K. surprisingly strong until the charity Peter Blake-designed Bentley halfway through, after which the crowd largely drifted away, to the evident frustration of Knight. An impeccably mannered character, he’s always ready with a charming, sometimes disarming, quip to put his audience at their ease. This time there was a slightly harder edge in the realization, as he put it at the start of the sale, “Oh, this is going to be one of those days, is it?” A couple of Dinos looked cheap, at $251,875 and $369,469, but that reflected their quality, and a Fiat Balilla Sport looked quite a bargain at $63,394. Bonhams got the right money for the ex-Le Mans Aston DB team car, as expected. A very original SS 100 sold for a high $442,969, plus the 1965 EX234 MGB-replacement prototype looked strong at $83,819. Under the circumstances, the company did well to get away what it did — plus a couple of post-sales — in an atmosphere of slight distraction, bewilderment and even delayed shock. ♦ $60m $40m $50m $30m $20m $10m $0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sales Totals 15% on first $65,625 bid, 12% on remainder, included in sale prices ($1.00 = £0.76)


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ENGLISH #222-1928 LEA-FRANCIS 1.5-LITER S-type Hyper Sports roadster. S/N 14005. Green/green leather. RHD. One of the Works cars used by the winning team at the 1928 Ards TT. Restored. Radiator shell lightly dinged, but fabric body in good order. Pedals converted to conventional layout and now runs point it looked very cheap) against a lower estimate of £50k ($65.6k), before eventually hammering sold £2k ($2,600) under that. I think this was a case of an owner radically downplaying his expectations in the immediate aftermath of the shocking leave-the-EU vote... but he did all right all the same. Under the circumstances, well sold. #236-1935 MG MAGNETTE KN Uni- a plain-bearing crank, but original roller crank and block are with car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $207,769. Raced in period by historic ace (retired) Willie Green’s dad, and being sold by the Green family. Previously sold by Bonhams’ former incarnation Brooks, as a restoration project at Earls Court in 1993. #240-1929 H.E. 16/60HP Six sports tourer. S/N HEC6035. Black/red leather. Unusual, kind of a cross between a Bugatti and a Humber. Good order all around with fabric/ vinyl body in good shape. Leather only lightly worn. Motor originally a 2.3 but now 2.5, with a replacement cylinder head. Cond: 2. SOLD versity Special Speed Model tourer. S/N KN0440. Blue/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,001 km. Good order, a few scrapes at wing edges and leather lightly worn, various mods and tweaks such as hydraulic brakes and electric fan, now with new block bored out to 1680 cc. Supercharged for past 30 years, most lately with an Arnott unit replacing the previous Volumex. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $116,629. Hammered sold to an online bidder at mid- original bronze head remains. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $442,969. One of three imported to the Netherlands and still on Dutch plates. Original cars are all the rage, and, as expected, this charmingly tatty old thing sold at the high end of SS 100 money, exceeding its £260k ($341k) top estimate to hammer at £300k ($394k) to a phone bidder. It had been on sale from the £180k ($236k) mark, showing how little the vendor had been prepared to take. Well sold. #205-1940 ALVIS 12/70HP 2.8 Special roadster. S/N 15882. Aluminum/black leather. RHD. Well-built and very shinily polished Special in finest English tradition. Built 2004– 07 by its late owner and powered by a Silver Crest engine full of lots of expensive whirly bits. Brakes are now hydraulic. Seat leather hardly worn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $67,167. Has been used extensively in VSCC events AT $129,859. Sole survivor of three Sports models made, offered but not sold at Brightwells in 2014 (SCM# 6711759, $136,047). Hammered here at £87k against an £80k ($105k) lower estimate. Good value compared with a Bentley 3 Litre. #235-1934 BENTLEY 3½ LITRE tourer. S/N B120AH. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 63,293 km. Originally a saloon by Thrupp & Maberly, rebodied around WWII. Good mechanical order. Some small ripples in body, older paint, interior leather getting tired and distressed, with cracking and some rips and holes. Top more recent. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $67,922. Has been in Germany and the U.S., where it was bought in 2005 (Bonhams Darien, CT, SCM# 38757) and returned to the U.K., then sold again in 2006. This lovely driver-quality car with lots of patina was declared to be ‘on sale’ at £35k ($46k) (at which 96 estimate. Last in SCM Platinum Database September 2013 (SCM# 6731246), where it was offered but not sold at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale against a £90k-ish (then about a $140k) reserve. Bought by the current vendor in 2014 shortly after I drove it when it was with a dealer asking a similar £89,950. Sudden reappraisals were rather the order of the day here and, given the timing of the sale and previous no-sales at higher asking prices, the money paid here appeared fair. #219-1938 JAGUAR SS 100 roadster. S/N 39064. Green/black leather. RHD. Looks well used and worn in. Body needs help, with dinged mudguards and various cracks appearing in 40-year-old paint. Last reupholstered in 1970s, so seat leather is shiny and baggy, more so on driver’s side, which also has a small tear. Carpets slightly faded. A steel hoop has been welded under dash to support the timber body frame. Side curtains missing, as are the guts of the clock. Original engine block long gone, replaced with one from a saloon, which is quite normal; TOP 10 No. 2 with some success. Offered at no reserve against a £80k–£120k ($105k–$158k) estimate, which probably reflected its replication cost rather than its notional value. For these one-offs the price is very much in the eye of the beholder. Like almost everything else at this auction, sold cheap, in this case around half of lower-estimate figure of £80k. Though the prices were skewed by markets tanking earlier in the day, it just proves that the most cost-effective way to buy is someone else’s project. #241-1949 ASTON MARTIN DB2 Team Car coupe. S/N LMA249. Green/gray leather. RHD. DB2 prototype raced at Le Mans and Spa (there’s a TOP 10 No. 1 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. lovely shot in catalog showing Lance Macklin slowing to grab a beer from a roadside bar, as customers watch just feet from the circuit, not a barrier in sight. Those were the days...). Very rough, total restoration project. Block isn’t original, but there’s a spare motor and three cylinder heads plus both SUs and Webers. Grille shape differs slightly from when it was new. Stolen in 2002 and subsequently entered into an auction (and withdrawn once its back story became known) and only recently returned to rightful owners. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $891,319. In this family ownership since 1965 and the only surviving car fitted with Aston’s Claude Hill-designed 4-cylinder. (Hill’s assistant was one Roy Lunn, who went on to great things with the GT40 program.) Price declared immediately after the sale as $895,532, but this was the day after the Brexit vote and exchange rates were all over the place, so final price is slightly lower. (See profile, p. 72.) #231-1952 HWM TASMAN F2 racer. S/N 52107. Green/brown leather. MHD. miles. GP racer converted to twin-blown Tasman spec in 1954, and the best-developed HWM according to team boss George Abecassis. Two-liter Alta engine, good order all around, since last sale refreshed and raced only once at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting. Still with LM monogram on cockpit side. Cond: 2. ’box. Coopercraft front brakes and aluminum radiator. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $163,669. Looks like all the money, but hammered £20k ($26k) under the lower estimate—in common with several cars at this sale. Fair money for a very nice car on a difficult day. #220-1961 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 850028. Eng. # R92559. Red/red leather. RHD. Odo: 11,236 miles. The 28th RHD roadster, so of course with flat floors and outside bonnet locks. Excellent restored order, only 11,000 miles in past 30 years. Correct in every detail save for not having original engine, but correct-type later gear- door furniture all okay. Steering wheel a bit faded. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,225. Hammered sold £1,000 under the £25k ($33k) lower estimate, but this was one of the last lots in a thinning tent, on one of the most financially uncertain days in British memory. With that in mind, well sold, but will look astutely bought in the future. #202-1979 ROLLS-ROYCE CAMAR- box from 4.2 and different cams, making it easier to live with. Although all original parts included in sale. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $295,969. Sold on the phone for £200k bid, with premium equating to an exactly mid-estimate final price. Spot-on valuation by auctioneer, seller and buyer. With original motor, 10%–20% more. #209-1965 MG EX234 Prototype road- SOLD AT $222,469. Driven by Lance Macklin in 1952–53 and Tony Gaze in 1954. Sold on the phone at £150k, £10k ($13k) under lower estimate, but market confidence had taken a bit of a hammering earlier in the day. Bought from Bonhams’ Festival of Speed auction July 2013, for $238,109 (SCM# 6731190). #263-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 drophead coupe. S/N 807261DN. Green/black cloth/ beige leather. RHD. Odo: 4,783 miles. Restored between 2006 and 2010, still looks good with excellent paint and chrome. Door fit pretty good for an XK, although gaps vary. Leather shows almost no wear, carpets still like new, dash veneers excellent. Replacement ster. S/N EX234. Green/green hard top/brown vinyl. RHD. EX234 was a proposed MGB/ Midget replacement, using independent suspension all around, rear end from Austin Champ (so it’s like a Honda S600), but rubber and fluid sprung via Hydrolastic suspension. External brightwork different on each side, from new. Good order all around, and recently road-tested in a U.K. magazine, so we know it drives. With hard and soft tops. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $82,819. It never came to life, because the new BMC/BL roadster turned out to be the TR7 instead (and what a great idea that was...). In the hands of the family of MG luminary and dealer Syd Beer since 1977, and sold £10k ($13k) over the high estimate of £55k. #287-1973 LAND ROVER RANGE cylinder block under original head. Was 4-speed with overdrive, now with 5-speed 98 ROVER wagon. S/N 35506530B. Bahama Gold/beige vinyl. RHD. Odo: 45,092 miles. Suffix B car, restored in 1995, again more comprehensively in 1999 and titivated again with largely new reproduction interior in 2015. No rot—even in the tailgate. Dash plastics and ingly, the catalog engine shot was from the Ferrari 400i (Lot 211)—wishful thinking? Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $36,225. Supplied new to the U.S. One of the first lots in the sale, which traditionally means the cheap stuff auction houses would prefer wasn’t there. Offered at no reserve and hammered sold £1,000 under the lower £25k ($33k) estimate. As with Ferraris, there’s no such thing as a cheap Royce or Bentley. You could smoke this around for a while—at twice the price of the equivalent Shadow on which it’s based—and probably not lose money. #283-1987 JAGUAR XJ-S V12 HE Lynx Eventer by Gucci wagon. S/N SAJJNAEW3BA141792. Blue/blue leather. RHD. Guccifinished XJ-S wagon. First of a proposed 20 that never happened after Paolo’s family objected (after the first day of the 1990 Geneva Motor Show all the Gucci signage was taken away, leaving only Lynx branding). Restored since last time we saw it at Bonhams Oxford in December 2014, when it was displayed minus the Gucci badges for legal reasons. Still has “croc-skin” blue hide, recolored and fed. Paint new, alloys refurbished. Gucci badges on Sports Car Market GUE 2-dr sedan. S/N JRK33115. Dove Grey/ Mushroom leather. Odo: 16,624 miles. Fair appearance, repainted from original orange in 2006. Later wheels fitted—from a 2000 Silver Seraph and they almost suit it, giving it the stance of a 560SEC. Although not sure about the wheel spacers, widening the track by five inches up front and eight inches out rear and no doubt giving the wheel bearings a hard time. Low mileage...but that’s not always a good sign with these complex beasts. Amus


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. front fenders appear to be back. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,749. Interest in Lynx Eventers GERMAN took off big-style two years ago, and regular, early XJ-Ss are beginning to catch up. After a £40k ($52.5k) start, this hammered for £74k, £4k ($5k) over the lower estimate. Last time sold at $65,969, when we said, “Displayed at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show with a £100k price tag ($160k then), but thankfully the Gucci company did not share Paolo Gucci’s vision, and the other 19 never got built. In line with the price of the last Eventer sold at auction ($47k at Silverstone in 2014, SCM# 25582), but let’s not forget that a regular XJ-S in this condition would struggle to get over $5k. Exceedingly well sold for a curiosity.” This time, the price probably didn’t cover the restoration. Could someone please put it out of its misery? TOP 10 No. 9 #244-2016 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT V8 S convertible. S/N SCBGE23W6-GC058251. Blue (mostly)/ orange leather. RHD. New and unregistered car painted by celebrated pop artist Peter Blake, warranting its own mini-catalog. Absolutely hideous, but, hey, a new one falls off the production line every few hours, so no classic #270-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 1210408501362. Silver/ black cloth/red leather. Odo: 96,158 miles. Fair example with little history. Older (2008) restoration. Sills look a bit wavy, especially the left one (all the catalog shots, bar one, were from the right). Chrome wheel finishers a little corroded, rest of plating okay. Team Shhh... stickers on fenders. Driver’s side seat leather worn dark and shiny, and carpets worn and soiled in places. Chrome coming off horn rim and paint from steering column shroud, with steering wheel rim lightly cracked, as normal. Motor slightly tatty, runs Webers instead of original Solexes (which probably means it idles reliably). Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,394. Imported into the U.K. 1994, bought by the vendor in the south of France in 2008. At the £38k ($50k) mark, Jamie announced he would be selling the car, but it stumbled on for another £4k ($5k) before the hammer dropped. Fair money for a drivable SL, as long as you keep driving it and don’t worry too much about what might be under the paint. SL specialists pay more than this for restoration projects. #281-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104220017542. Ivory/red hard top, black cloth/red leather. RHD. Odo: 98,200 miles. Restored, new paint, chrome all good, and with hard top. Leather just starting to show a few creases. Period Philips radio. Motor wears Webers, but original Solexes are cars were hurt in the making of this sale. Eight-speed automatic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $328,125. Offered without reserve and sold in aid of the Care2Save Charitable Trust, which received all proceeds. Hammered for £250k in the room, with no fees to pay either way. List price of a new one is £165k ($215k at auctionday rates). “ 100 Fair money for a drivable SL, as long as you keep driving it and don’t worry too much about what might be under the paint. SL specialists pay more than this for restoration projects. ” Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. included. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,799. Supplied new to Barbados and imported to the U.K. in 1970. This was only time I’ve seen Jamie Knight rebuke a member of the crowd who appeared to bid without meaning it. This was near the end of the sale and it had been a tough day for all. But Knight kept his cool and eventually dropped the hammer sold for an actual bidder. In the current market it’s a fair deal both ways. #286-1972 PORSCHE 911T 2.4 coupe. S/N 9112500773. Tangerine/ black velour & vinyl. RHD. Odo: 60,962 miles. Nice and straight oil-flap car, with just two owners. Original paint appears well, but shows a few blemishes closer up. Interior vinyl with center velour inserts on the seats all good. Motor nice and dry, plenty of BEST BUY rustproofing on rear chassis legs. With handbook and original service record. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $93,109. Always in Scotland and clearly looked after. Although it’s the poverty model, I’m surprised a small-bumper 911 this original didn’t sell for more. Perhaps it was that the oil-flap shell will preclude it from becoming a Carrera clone. Well done to the buyer. #227-1972 BMW 3.0 CSL coupe. S/N 2285033. Red/black vinyl & velour. RHD. Good, older (1987) restored/repainted order. Right door fit a little off at bottom. U.K.-market car, so more creature comforts such as steel bumpers. Inner wings okay. Central velour insert baggy on driver’s side, and a little lumpy in the back. Timbers and veneers fair, Moto-Lita wheel. Ugly, modern speaker pods lightly wearing in, as it’s a little creased on bolsters. Full service history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $281,269. German-market car imported to the U.K. late 1999. Hammered sold right on the lower estimate, which was a bit of a result in today’s sale. Well done. on rear shelf. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $134,269. U.K. RHD model and one of the “Drive Back” cars collected directly from the factory. Sold in the room £10k ($13k) under the wide £100k–£150k ($131k–$197k) estimate. If you remember, not long ago this was RS 2.7 money and, although the CSL is rarer, they’ve never quite caught up. Price paid reflects market value. October 2016 #275-1996 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS Clubsport coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZSS390239. Silver/black velour. RHD. Odo: 23,670 miles. Even more hardcore than the RS, with a welded-in roll cage, Schroth harnesses and no carpets, just floor mats. Straight and unscuffed. Plastic doors fitted but originals are included. Seat velour unworn, floors still tidy, pedal rubbers hardly worn. Paint code sticker still present under TOP 10 No. 5 101 from original orange early in its life. With original jack, tools and warning triangle. Pirelli P7s look ancient, but are claimed new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $398,869. Originally supplied to the United Arab Emirates, then in the U.S. from 1987. Estimate was misquoted in catalog as £160k–£220k ($210k–$289k); should have been £280k–£320k ($367k– $420k)...and it got close to that, hammered sold at £270k, to a bidder in the room. On the money for an ’ 80s icon—a little cheaper than a Countach. #261-1995 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99ZTS390746. Dark blue metallic/black & gray leather. Odo: 51,868 km. Standard Carrera RS as opposed to Clubsport that came a little later in the sale (Lot 275), but with a/c and electric windows. Unchipped, unscuffed, two-tone leather just TOP 10 No. 4 BEST BUY #245-1981 BMW M1 coupe. S/N WBS59910004301413. White/gray velour & black leather. Odo: 3,049 miles. Number 413 of 453 built. Good order, interior original and tidy (even if you could be sitting in an E28 5-series taxi), commensurate with low mileage. Although actual mileage is unknown, as the speedo was changed in 1987. Color changed


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Bonhams Chichester, U.K. ership from 1957 until it was brought to the U.K. in 2011. Offered at no reserve with front lid, spacesaver spare unused. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $369,469. Hammered sold to a buyer in the room £20k ($26k) short of lower estimate, but still bringing the figure (with premium) sufficiently far over that estimate to look respectable. Rare in right-hand drive, but not so attractive in LHD markets (i.e. almost anywhere outside the U.K.), so the pound tanking earlier that day didn’t appear to help it much. Under the circumstances, a job well done. (See profile, p. 78.) ITALIAN #206-1935 FIAT 508 Balilla Sport Spi- der. S/N 508S071328. Red/brown leather. miles. Restored from a very original car, with good paint and new tan leather, grille chrome likely original. Now has foam-filled fuel tank and electronic speedo. Wears Mille Miglia badges, and still with Italian title—a very neat trick after five years out of the country. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $63,394. In single Italian own- day. Although at still only half the price of a DB4, these look a relative bargain. #225-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA a £70k–£90k ($92k–$118k) estimate, but the catalog was produced while markets were merely jittery, rather than in freefall. Hammered sold at £42k which looks a super deal for an on-the-button Mille Miglia-eligible car, especially if your funding was in any currency other than Sterling. #221-1960 MASERATI 3500 GT coupe. S/N AM1011132. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 90,600 km. Fresh out of restoration and still near perfect, rechromed and with new window rubbers. Leather has yet to take on any wear, and carpets still like new. Twin-plug motor in factory finishes, rebuilt by Bill McGrath Maserati. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $310,669. Originally supplied to Switzerland. Sold on the phone mid-estimate, which was a good result on the TOP 10 No. 10 Sprint GTA 2-dr sedan. S/N AR752638. Red/black velour. Said to be a genuine factory-built competition car (but it’s on an HTP, and a sale-room notice admitted it might not be a real GTA, although GT is effectively the same). Alfa Delta sticker on bonnet is a clue. Essentially an Autodelta replica built on a U.K.-supplied right-hander, with eight-plug motor, though Autodelta-type sliding block on rear axle removed or disconnected to make it FIA eligible. Tidy order for racer and U.K. road registered. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $229,819. Last seen in SCM database 2007 (SCM# 1572212), when it sold for $150,380 and we said, “Historic saloon racing is big business in Europe, and Group 2 is back in U.K. for ’08, so prices of all eligible racers are hardening. Priced right for a correct original (but non-Works) car.” This time sold on the phone, hammered at lower estimate, while Lot 225A was a complete spare motor with clutch, that sold to the same buyer for $25,660—on the money. This is where Alfas are, and you could have at least two FIA LoCorts (Lotus Cortinas for the initiated) for the price. #228-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB 6C coupe. S/N 08647GT. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 89,874 miles. Long-nose, external-trunk-hinge car, 43rd of 48 RHD 275 102 Sports Car Market


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On the Radar These cars are now 25 years old and legal to import to the U.S. for the first time by Chad Tyson Rover Mini Mk VI Bonhams Chichester, U.K. Pros: Classic styling and modern(ish) parts, with fuel injection for 1991 Cooper (the regular Mini didn’t get it until 1994). Cons: Purists (or at least those posing as such on forums and at car shows I’ve attended) put the later models on blast simply because it wasn’t built before 1968, so you might get the occasional sneer or scoff. Multipoint fuel injection didn’t come along until the Mk VII. Price Range: $18k–$25k, plus import costs. 1991 Honda Beat GTBs built. Originally sky blue with black leather, restored 1991. All holding up well with panel fits nearer factory than today’s homogenized, computer-scanned restorations; engine last rebuilt 1,300 miles ago, leather only lightly sat in. Modern belts fitted, original Irvine type come with car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $1,868,420. The other cover star (on the back of the catalog while the Aston DB team car took the front), in this ownership since 2004. Hammer dropped at £1.42m, so it appeared sold, which might have been the sensible thing even against a £1.6m–£1.9m ($2.1m–$2.5m) estimate on a financially shaky day where the value of the pound fluctuated wildly by the minute, but later did not appear in the sold results. #211-1984 FERRARI 400I GT 2-dr se- dan. S/N ZFFEB7S000050811. Silver/beige leather. Odo: 29,976 miles. Good and straight in appearance, claimed still-original paint. Original leather wearing well for age, with a few creases. Borla stainless exhaust and improved power-window lifters said to be fitted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $64,903. Originally Pros: Not unobtainium, as half a dozen or so have popped up on eBay, Bring a Trailer and Craigslists around the country this year. Parking will hardly prove an issue anymore, with a 90-inch wheelbase. Pininfarina designed. Cons: Parts availability is limited to how well you can navigate Japanese parts websites and auctions. Speed isn’t a focus (or, really, even a thought) with this car; although it weighs just 1,700 pounds, a 63hp, 656-cc inline three cylinder powers it. Price Range: $6k–$10k, possibly without import costs. Lotus Carlton owned by Peter Livanos, one-time financial backer of Aston Martin, and U.S. resident 1987–2015. Offered at no reserve and sold in the room £3k ($4k) over the high £40k ($53k) estimate. These, especially manual-transmission versions, have been on the rise, but perhaps the cataloger hadn’t noticed. I’d call it a correct deal both ways. TOP 10 No. 6 #234-2002 FERRARI 550 Barchetta convertible. S/N ZFFZR52B000124262. Red/ black leather. One of 448— this is number 262. Almost pristine thanks to very low mileage. With all the goodies: Fiorano handling pack, Michalak soft top—and it’s a proper manual. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT the pound was riding high against the dollar. At one point the former owner of the Ecurie Ecosse Collection was showing an interest in this, egged on by his mate and driver “Whizzo,” but in the end it sold to a phone bidder nearer top estimate of £35k ($46k) than the lower one—usually near the reserve. One of the very few cars at this sale to go to a U.S. buyer. Although the pound was depressed that day, this was still a strong dollar price, so well sold. #242-1959 CADILLAC SERIES 62 con- vertible. S/N 59F119099. Turquoise/blue vinyl. Odo: 189 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Only 189 miles out of restoration, although that was done in 1994. Still near perfect, and obviously everything works because it has a current MoT, even though it’s no longer re- have observed, manual-transmission, frontengined V12 Ferraris are strong, and this hammered at £240k, £30k ($39k) behind the lower estimate (but as we have seen, it was a difficult day and this was typical of the sale) to a phone bidder. AMERICAN #288-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N D7FH289287. Red/red & white vinyl. Odo: 73,250 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Restored in U.S. in the ’80s and still good, although seat cover a bit wrinkled. Dash top and aluminum facing fair. Motor tidy in factory finishes. With opera-window hard top and electric windows. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,055. Brought to the U.K. in 2015, when Pros: Bonkers speed, as it was designed to match supercar acceleration (0–60 in 5.2 seconds) and top out at 177 mph. At one point this was the fastest four door anywhere. Twin Garrett T25 turbochargers help make 377 hp and 419 lb/ft. Parts-bin sourcing at its finest, with the ZF Corvette ZR-1 6-speed and Holden Commodore limited-slip differential fitted in the drivetrain. Also with self-leveling suspension. Cons: Also known as the Vauxhall Carlton or Opel Omega, which is less impressive than calling it a Lotus, but it is from a time when GM owned Lotus. Price Range: $25k–$35k, plus import costs. ♦ 104 $354,769. Supplied new to Germany, originally to one of the Ferrari faithful. As others quired for pre-1960 cars. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $81,349. First owner in Pennsylvania, this (second) owner since 1988. For the past 22 years it’s been sitting in one of his sitting rooms, insured as fine art. Sold on phone at £4k ($5k) over the lower estimate of £50k— making this one of the rare cars at this auction to sell for more than the ask. © Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN Motostalgia — Indianapolis Brickyard Auction A stellar 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans, with impressive history and brilliant restoration, was well worth the high-sale $173,250 Company Motostalgia Date June 18, 2016 Location Indianapolis, IN Auctioneer Duncan Brown Automotive lots sold/offered 29/74 Sales rate 40% Sales total $1,581,675 High sale 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans roadster, sold at $173,250 All-star history and well-documented provenance — 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans roadster, sold at $173,250 Report and photos by Bob DeKorne Market opinions in italics F or their second-year auction in conjunction with the SVRA and their Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Motostalgia brought in a mix of vintage Indy cars, some classics, a few hot rods, and many mid- to late-model exotics and sports cars to the courtyard at The Brickyard. It was a nice cross-section of cars this year, with a range of price points, and I have to give Motostalgia credit for giving some unique old race cars a shot once again. Traffic through the auction seemed strong all weekend, with a bigger spectator crowd than last year. The Motostalgia staff had nearly every auction car onsite by Thursday, and opened their doors for everyone to take a look. If you were racing that weekend, you also received a bidder’s pass at no charge. Indianapolis, IN By Saturday, the drivers and crews were three days into four of racing in the heat, with the final looming for most on Sunday, and the auction room was never quite full all evening. The cars began about 5:30 p.m., and new auctioneer Duncan Brown had some tough going early on, with quite a few no-sales. Most of the veteran Indy cars went home again, including the 1957 Indy roadster known as the Federal Engineering Special — bid to $190k. High sale of the event was a stellar 1956 Austin-Healey 100M Le Mans, well worth the $173,250 all-in price, as it had impressive history and a brilliant restoration. Other notables included a low-mile 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello 6-speed car for $159,500, a notable 1956 Indy roadster, the Sumar Special, for the same $159,500. Ray Evernham was on hand to race in the Pro-Am event and sell his 1964 Plymouth NASCAR-style racer, once owned by country singer Marty Robbins, and featured on the TV show “AmeriCarna.” The $82,500 winning bid all went to charity, as did the $38,500 raised by Al Unser Sr. from selling his 2009 Custom Johnny Lightning V-twin chopper. My personal favorite in the sale, the 1956 Arnolt-Bristol roadster, went unsold at a $200,000 high bid. Next up for Motostalgia are two sales also at 1964 Plymouth Belvedere ex-Marty Robbins racer, sold at $82,500 106 iconic racetracks — Watkins Glen on September 10, and then the Austin Grand Prix on November 5. Here’s hoping they have better luck attracting bidders than they did here at Indy — they presented a lineup that had the potential to do much more. ♦ Sales Totals $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2016 2015 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices


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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN ENGLISH #10-1950 JAGUAR MK V saloon. S/N 628017. Black & burgundy/burgundy leather. Odo: 33,565 miles. Catalog states restored in 2000, and a nice job it was. Very clean without being perfect anywhere. Nice panel fit, a fine older finish in a great combination of colors, and original chrome and trim throughout. Fabulous interior, with fine real walnut woodwork showing well. Lovely red leather interior with just the perfect wear. Thick wool carpets and a pleasing overall presentation. Clean but not flawless underneath. A quiet runner on which all the numbers match. Tools and manuals included. Cool rear skirts and trafficators to remind you of car’s true age. Complete with that ultra-sleek Le Mans windscreen. Bumper guards and fog lamps, and cool club badging. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $173,250. With an allstar history beginning with Augie Pabst and well-documented provenance, it’s no wonder there was lots of phone activity on this lot. Well known within the Registry, and a past Colorado Grand participant. One of 640 100Ms ever built, and for many Healey enthusiasts, it’s the pinnacle of the brand. Lovely throughout, with a comfortable patina but nothing out of place. Simply beautiful under bonnet, and interior as well. One sweet Healey that deserved the attention of bidders. A touch under current market, and as such, a sharp bargain. #71-1956 ARNOLT-BRISTOL BOLIDE dossier of restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. A beautiful car that attracted a lot of attention. A nice consistent look, matching numbers, and an incredible interior propelled bidding to $45k quickly, with a short pause until winning bidder raised his hand at $50k. I honestly expected this car to advance past the estimates, but $50k proved to be the right number for both parties. Slight advantage to new owner—try to replicate this level of restoration for $50k and you’ll be about half done. With just a little luck on the mechanicals, this purchase will be nothing but a happy memory for new owner. Well done. #68-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100M Le Mans roadster. S/N BN2L231914. Black & red/red leather. Odo: 7,366 miles. A very welldocumented car, with a high number of factory original parts, including most sheet metal, critical engine parts, and goodies such as the original side curtains, tools and jack. Miles on engine since 1989. New Avon tires on chrome knockoffs. Lovely panel fit, correct finishes and very nice chrome. Original stainless trim roadster. S/N 3064. Rossa Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 10,022 miles. Common period upgrade to 283 Corvette V8 and a T10 4-speed manual. As pretty as it is under the long hood, first thing anyone notices is amazing, fresh paint finish over quality bodywork. It appears this lucky car has transitioned into a gentleman’s sports car, or it’s the prettiest race car I’ve ever seen. Great panel fit, new trim and chrome. Fresh leather covering aluminum racing buckets. Minimalist interior that’s fully functional, with dash adorned with Smith gauges and racing plaques. Cool inboard lamps, taillights and #15-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Mk I Bugeye roadster. S/N 9CUH26413. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. A good, driverquality car, with an older, consistent finish showing just a few flaws. Clean front end, great chrome, emblems and trim. Average panel fit, and a newer vinyl top with side curtains. Interior here was attractive, with whitepiped seats and clean older carpets. Nice dash, working gauges and nicely bolstered seats. Clean trunk, good rubber, clean windscreen and a proper, straight stance. Under hood, a driver-quality presentation, but nothing seemed out of place. Looks to me like a warm- climate car that has been enjoyed since a restoration a while ago. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,250. Lots of ready bidders on this one until high teens, when the staff was able to find just enough to get owner to drop his reserve— or as Duncan Brown put it, “on sale.” One more bid and it was gone. Honest-looking restoration, with nothing major skipped, and good-but-not-great condition throughout. Bought and sold at a nice-driver price, which seems fair on both ends. Kudos to the Motostalgia staff for getting this one done. At this price, nothing for new owner to do but turn the key and enjoy classic cuteness and stares from everyone. turn signals—why...I believe this might be street driven with a wink at the DMV. My favorite car in the sale. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $200,000. Looks like a 142 built on the Bristol chassis; this one sold new in Kansas City. It’s simply one of the best prepared, most beautiful cars here today. Italian styling by Bertone and a ’Vette engine—what could go wrong? Has a fairly continuous history. Bidding never seemed to catch fire, and despite a few on the phone, it never got close. High bid would have been Grand Theft Auto. #26 will live to be enjoyed, and perhaps presented again another day. A fantastic car with preparation to match, but there simply wasn’t the right money in the room. shows its age in spots, and paint has taken a few rocks, but overall a solid presentation of a cool roadster. Boot and tonneau, but no top. Clean dash, lovely worn-in interior, and the factory Le Mans plaque. Louvered hood and 108 “ #4-1962 TRIUMPH TR3B roadster. S/N TS80209L. White/black leather. Odo: 51,540 miles. A nicely presented TR3 with a TR2 nose—makes a guy wonder about previous front-end damage, but I couldn’t find any proof. Nice paint finish, with a few fit issues— Italian styling by Bertone and a ’Vette engine— what could go wrong? ... Bidding never seemed to catch fire, and despite a few on the phone, it never got close. 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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN noticeably passenger’s door. Nicely installed reproduction interior, with white-piped seats, new door panels and carpets in good-but-notbrand-new condition. Good-looking factory dash and clean windscreen and surround. Nice wind wings, and cool LeCarra steering wheel, but an older top that sags quite a bit. Clean chrome wires on vintage-style tires. Nice stance. Sounds proper and tight under power. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $19,250. I always liked the small-mouth TR2 design better than the TR3 anyway, and the fit and finish around the nose sure didn’t indicate any major damage or impact, so I’m buying the slightly unusual look. Rest of car presented well, with all the correct-style parts in place. Clean top to bottom, and obviously a well-cared-for car for many years. I saw at least three bidders on this one, and it sold below low estimate, but honestly right where it belongs. Hopefully, new owner will enjoy telling the story to all the Triumph purists who notice the nose. I’ll bet it’s a blast to drive. Fair transaction right down the middle of the market. #21-1963 ELVA COURIER Mk III racer. S/N E1042. White/black vinyl. Odo: 3,507 miles. In full race dress, with remarkable level of detail throughout. A lovely, deep white finish over nice bodywork—especially for a car with this pedigree. Testament to restorers in 2013, including Kent Prather on heated-up MG 1,800-cc engine. Engine bay simply pretty, and car is loud and proud, with Minilites, custom roll bar and a very small, folding windscreen. A backup car at Le Mans that went on to win a class victory at the Le Mans time trials in 1964. Has run Monterey Historics and received SVRA Award at COTA. A beautiful, track-ready weapon with spares and few mixed messages. A very nice paint finish over quality bodywork. Lovely chrome knockoff wheels and fresh tires. Deep black paint has very few flaws. Some trim issues—at back bumper in particular—and tired rubber trim bits. Interior fresh, but not well installed, with sloppy door panels and carpets. Seats are nice, with AM/FM aftermarket radio. Major head- rough to run as-is, but once you restore it, what do you have? And if you go halfway (speaking from experience), you lose both ends of the market. At the asking price, there simply wasn’t a practical upside to this car, and thus, no one stepped all the way up. This matched its high bid from Mecum Monterey last year (SCM# 6796551). I guess being flogged by the factory wasn’t a value add to the crowd that flogged vintage cars around the Indy track all weekend. #3-1966 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1300 liner issue near rear hatch noted by all. Very nice under hood, obviously fresh, with custom exhaust, aluminum radiator, and a late-model 5-speed installed, with original unit supplied. A lot done here, but a few details missed held this one back. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Love these Series I cars, and this one looked great at a glance. Fresh finishes... mostly; stock restoration...mostly; nicely presented...mostly; I have to say, this car was squarely stuck in no-man’s land between driver-fresh restoration and stock modified. It was all of the above, and none of the above at the same time. Issues with rear headliner falling down certainly didn’t help bidding. The staff worked hard to get it to $80k, which was all car was worth as presented. Another case of optimistic estimates working against auctioneer—this one didn’t have a chance. GERMAN #31-1953 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A Versuch history. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Pretty cool chance to own a real racer documented to have run at Le Mans, but would still be right at home in any SVRA event. Reportedly hit 149 mph on Mulsanne Straight. Fast, loud, rare and beautiful is usually a great combination at auction, and kudos to Motostalgia’s team for continuing to present various race, Indy, vintage track and strip vehicles. You’d sure think that Indy would be the place to sell these, but the response just hasn’t been very warm. In my book, $40k would have been a steal here, for a ’60s car that will run with many ’70s race cars. Worth more in my book, and the owner agreed. #17-1966 JAGUAR XKE Series I 4.2 coupe. S/N 1E32122. Black/black leather. Odo: 92,975 miles. This Jag gave off quite a 110 coupe. S/N 51465. White/red leather. Odo: 53,550 miles. Complete with dust and dings from storage, with a running engine that hasn’t been touched other than getting it to run. Reportedly painted in 1973 and stored for nearly 50 years. Appears a replacement upholstery kit installed way back, too—sans carpets. Many cracks and docs showing it was a Versuch— Porsche test car—for the first seven months of its life. The Kardex proves it, and there are several unique parts on the car, along with all the usual Pre-A goodies. Rough, but all there, and reported to have sat for 40 years in Arizona. Date-coded 1954 engine runs, but I 2-dr sedan. S/N 116944466. Bahama Blue & ivory/ivory vinyl. Odo: 13,471 miles. Cute little slight custom, with a two-tone paint scheme just beginning to show a few cracks, but still with a nice shine. Average chrome and trim with classic slightly saggy Beetle running boards. New-for-’66 slotted steel wheels with caps and good modern tires. Replacement interior slightly custom, but looks great—good floor mats and door panels. Poor headliner fit and an unfinished back to rear seat seemed to scream to me “rushed to auction”—you certainly couldn’t miss them. Roof rack in place, with period AM radio made by Sapphire. Numbers indicate a May 1966 build, with an FO-series motor from October 1965. Nice and tidy under bonnet, and sounded great. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $8,800. Seen less than a month ago at Dan Kruse Classics’ Midland, TX, sale, (SCM# 6803501), where it sold for $7,560. Bidding stalled around $8k, and once again, a few bidders were confused by auctioneer’s call of “on sale,” meaning it was selling all the way. When they caught up, bidding quickly jumped by $200 increments between a phone bidder and the room, with room bidder prevailing. A cut above average condition, with quite nice panel fit, it hammered sold right about where it made sense for both parties. Maybe even slightly well bought, as headliner and rear seat issues wouldn’t be hard to correct. #57-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL wouldn’t drive it as-is. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $250,000. Plenty of patina here—for some, maybe too much. A car that is as much a story piece as an automobile at this point. Kinda California convertible. S/N 11304310002311. Silver Gray/silver hard top/blue leather. Odo: 73,984 miles. A different W113, with a 4-speed manual and a/c in a California Special—meaning no soft top, as it was replaced by a very small jump seat for kids. One-yearonly production run. A nice driver, with older paint and good panel gaps, but a few chips on driver’s door. Very nice chrome, but only average woodwork. New carpet kit could fit better, but headliner and top in decent condition. Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN Seats in fine shape. Driver-condition underhood, but tidy and well maintained. Becker radio with cassette and the stacked a/c unit. Fairly worn Pirelli P4 tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,100. A truly lovely car, and a pleasure to drive. W113s have been appreciating nicely for a while now. This car’s unusual configuration is a sure hit at any MBCA or German-car event. Great colors, good general condition, and a lovely old-school interior have made these 250s a reliable market stalwart. The room realized that, and bidding was steady to the end. Won by a gentleman who plans to keep it and enjoy it in his retirement. We laughed and both said retirement just got a bit sweeter today for him. A solid buy he won’t regret. #53-1972 PORSCHE 911T coupe. S/N 9112102328. Eng. # 6123603. Gold metallic/ brown vinyl. Odo: 65,303 miles. A tidy little 911T, with matching numbers and PAC supplied with car. A decent paint finish, showing just normal wear and average panel gaps. Clean glass and good trim bits. Interior has newer vinyl seating surfaces, with old, slightly ratty carpets. Nice dash with Blaupunkt AM/ FM Frankfurt radio. Very nice driver condition out back. Catalog states mechanically sorted, with fresh engine and transmission reseal, new clutch and exhaust. Dunlop radials on steel wheels. Displayed with accessory roof luggage rack. One-year-only external oil-filler door. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $72,000. As it’s a T model, I was skeptical of this car reaching low estimate—an authentic but unloved color didn’t help. Recent results from all over show that steam has left the 911 train, at least for now. Bidding was slow and steady, with several phone bidders in until the end, but eventually, left as a no-sale in the room at $56k. A few days later, reported as sold at this price. Car had decent service records, and was in average condition, so at a $72k sales price, this is one of the only cars I can call well sold at this sale. #48-1988 BMW M6 coupe. S/N WBAEE1414J2560848. Red/ivory leather. Odo: 88,380 miles. The shark-nosed M6 was a real turning point for BMW, with a tight inline six from the M1 and M-Tech suspension upgrades. Long known as a driver’s car, many were driven hard and never put away, so it’s nice to see what appears to be a pretty honest survi- vor. Good shine on an older paint job, with normal, minor wear and tear evident. Average interior, with nice ivory leather upholstery and just okay carpets. Stated one owner, with a Dinan chip upgrade for performance. Gold BBS wheels are, well, gold and unique, that’s all I’m saying. Power seats, windows and sunroof. Looks like a well-cared-for survivor car overall. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. A new M6 was about $60k in 1988, so to expect to get $55k for one used, with 88,000 miles, seems a bit of a stretch to me. With even a low estimate of $40k, this was destined not to sell this day. Too bad, as it had an honest, enthusiast-car look to it, and for the right price, seems to have plenty of miles left in it for next owner. Too bad expectations were set about 25% too high, as this would be a very fun car to own, and a BMW that might just eventually begin to appreciate, but not quite yet. #83-1995 BMW M3 coupe. S/N WBSBF932XSEH03163. White/black leather. Odo: 57,758 miles. Good, not great, paint finishes, with nice trim and clean factory alloy wheels. Inside a good interior presentation, with a clean dash and AM/FM cassette. Nice used upholstery, and features such as power windows, steering, four-wheel power brakes, a/c and a power sunroof all functioning. Just above an average-condition used car, and quite tidy under hood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $12,500. Sold for daily-driver BEST BUY money, in decent condition throughout. If mileage proves correct, and with just a little mechanical luck, this could be the low-end buy of the sale. Especially considering it sold at Leake Dallas back in April for $15,950 (SCM# 6799638). These are strong, comfortable road cars with classic styling and plenty of creature comforts. Known to enthusiasts as the E36 M3, the lucky guy who hung in there until end of sale was rewarded with an easy path to victory on this one. Gotta call it well bought, and with a little luck, might just be a great buy in long run. Go drive it and have fun. #73-2002 PORSCHE 911 Twin Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AB29962S685723. Black/ black leather. Odo: 53,700 miles. The 996 Turbos are one of the best performance-car values in the market today. Straight out of the 1998 GT-1 car, the 3.6-L flat six is in beautiful condition and sounds fantastic. States Sachs clutch installed. Clean black paint with just a few road blemishes. Obviously nicely kept, with an even wear throughout. Interior excellent, with normal seat wear and little else to 112 Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN quibble about. Sport steering wheel, CD changer, and the automatically adjusting rear wing at speed. 19-inch BBS wheels, fresh gutted interior replaced with an OMP seat and safety belts, Cool Shirt system and full roll cage. Set up for the 2005 Michelin Supercup Series. Ran 11 races, with a victory at Nürburgring, with an overall 4th place finish. Beautifully finished and maintained, with great vinyl graphics. Well-finished engine compartment that’s clean and proper. Racing-style 6-speed manual. Complete with docs, manuals and import paperwork. Presented as ready to go racing, with plenty of laps left in it. Cond: 2. ITALIAN #1-1973 FIAT 500 2-dr sedan. S/N 110F- tires, and 415 hp—this is a driver’s car, and a nice one. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,000. Watercooled isn’t so much an issue these days, is it? Sort of drew the line in the sand for vintage vs. modern, and this is a very modern Porsche. All-wheel drive, 6-speed manual, and twin turbos yield 12.3-second quarters and 189mph top speed. Clean under hood, nicely prepped, and wonderful interior that is lightly used. Looks good inside and out. Consignor let it go when he realized alternative was taking it home. A fine buy for bidder, and at less than a grand per hp, if they avoid any major mechanical surprises, and very nice buy for them today. A lot of car for the money in my book. #46-2005 PORSCHE 911 GT3 Supercup coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ99Z5S798010. White/ black cloth. A full-blown race Porsche, with 5182728. Yellow Gold/brown vinyl. Odo: 80,059 miles. First lot of the sale was the basic Fiat 500 in almost-average condition. Older yellowish gold paint hard to call attractive, but it’s all there and shows its age close up. Quite a lot of pitted chrome and trim. Whitewalls have been on car for a very long time. Average Fiat panel gaps, with a nice soft sunroof. Aftermarket luggage rack right out of the flea market. Driver-quality engine bay at best, lots of rust on everything, but car starts right up with little smoke. Lived up to its plucky reputation. Driver-quality interior, with seat kits in place, decent floor mats, but some damage to NOT SOLD AT $75,000. Another car that should have felt the love from the vintageracing crowd. Clean and well built, it sure looked ready for training and eventual highspeed track use. Not perfect, but very well finished and preserved for a race car. You’d be easy to spot out there, that’s for sure. I’m quite sure it would be a blast to drive as-is, which is basically a factory-prepared 911 racer. Seemed like a great starting point for a racing effort, but just no takers at Indy this day. the driver’s door panel. No options to break or wear out—no heater, no radio, no worries. Not a pretty picture underneath, but cute from 20 feet. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. The room was at its fullest as the sale began, but this little Fiat never came close to selling. I would have suggested a few no-reserve lots to get the skunk out of the box, but instead, the sale started out pretty flat. This was just not the kind of car anyone I know would have been excited about, and no one was. High bid of $7k probably should have been enough for the condition of this car, but new auctioneer Duncan Brown just didn’t have any bidders to work with beyond that. #39-1974 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNNK06554. Giallo Fly/black leather. Odo: 9,227 miles. Catalog states original-mileage car. The finish, not so much. Obvious masking flaws were not hard to see. Some chips and road rash, but nothing serious. Rubber bumper average. Wheels nice, and they appear to carry original tires. Highly original engine compartment, with a lovely 351 Cleveland mated to a 5-speed transaxle. A good-not-great interior for mileage, with original seats just showing wear, and carpets a bit more. Nice, clean trim and glass, with a/c, AM/FM, power windows, and a very comfort- 114 Sports Car Market


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Rising Sun by Tony Piff Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN The moment of collectability arrives for Datsun mini trucks (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #35. 1978 DATSUN 620 pickup. S/N HL620290871. “Less than 52,000 original miles.This alloriginal time-capsule truck was sealed in a Sonoma Valley barn and owned by one family for over 34 years.” Condition: 3. able cockpit feel with a cool, clean dash. Tools and manuals included. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. These are such lovely, wellbalanced cars, so a few minor flaws just made it look honest. Looks like a pretty solid car that doesn’t send up any warning flags with me. Nice to see Marti Report included. I didn’t think this car was estimated too optimistically, but boy, did the staff have to work to find any bids. The timing was bad, as the SVRA Three Dog Night concert was just beginning right outside. Who’da thunk that three old classic rockers would be able to distract a race-car crowd from a fine Pantera? Well, that’s what happened—this car deserved more, and no one really noticed. SOLD AT $17,050. I can find no record of a Datsun pickup ever breaking $10k before this June. Datsun sold a ton of 620s from 1972 to 1979, and they remain in common use on salt-free Western roads; I suspect this looked rather exotic at its Northeastern auction venue. Very well sold. Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, 6/23/2016. #39. 1971 DATSUN 1600 pickup. S/N PL521458694. “Less than 59,000 original miles. In outstanding original condition, exactly how it left the showroom. The original owner drove this truck six miles back and forth to work every day for over 30 years.” Condition: 3. #58-1986 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSA17A1G0062237. Rossa Corsa/tan leather. Odo: 16,100 miles. Stated original-mile car, and a very desirable example. Paint well maintained, but not without a few small dings in front end—almost unavoidable on this car. Factory gaps, an overall fine shine, and an undeniable Italian beast of a car. Nice but not flawless interior surfaces, with those deep, deep buckets, and a cabin you nearly must slide into rather than simply sit in. Actual center-lug wheels are desirable, as is flying F1-style mirror on this car. A nice, clean example of a well-kept driver that, for many of us, would be a bucket-list car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $133,100. So, start here—gated are largely speculative, and bidding was downright sluggish before stalling quite short of reserve. Last seen at Russo and Steele Monterey 2015, where it was bid up to $330k, but not sold (SCM# 6786135). With the honest condition and recent major service, this one probably should have been bid higher, but SVRA racers in attendance just weren’t interested at retail. It’s one of those cars that many will dream about but few will own. Colors and condition were all about right, but no one in the crowd was ready to step all the way up on this one. SOLD AT $18,150. Considering the market’s strong interest in vintage American pickups, I’m surprised it’s taken this long for the nostalgia to trickle down to Japanese trucks. I think Datsun always built a prettier truck than Toyota. Surviving pre-620 trucks are relatively rare, so this was a better buy than the above truck, but it’s still an eyebrow-raising price. Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, 6/23/2016. #252441022768. 1974 DATSUN SUNNY “Hakotora” custom pickup. S/N GB122051015. 1,000 miles. RHD. “SEMA award-winning build, featured in magazines and on “Jay Leno’s Garage.” The stock truck is a 1974 Datsun Sunny Ute that was never offered in America. Body has been completely reworked. Front end conversion is a racing Skyline Hakosuka kit made in Japan. Custom powertrain includes modern turbocharged SR20DET 2.0-L inline 4. Clean California title.” Condition: 1-. shifter, 390-hp 12-cylinder boxer engine. Need more—okay, just over 16k miles, and has super-rare center-lug wheels and flying mirror high on A-pillar. Add on a lovely leather interior, iconic look and design, and that smirk you can’t get off your face while you drive it. One of the top two or three cars to drive to your high-school reunion. Our bidders realized it here, and there was a lively contest that started at a bargain and ended up right on the money. It’s simply a lot of car for the money, in quite honest condition, and with no obvious needs. Nice buy for the lucky high bidder. #44-1988 LAMBORGHINI COUN- SOLD AT $41,500. A creative, well-crafted, up-tothe-second distillation of the current JDM “low car” aesthetic. I’m a keep-it-stock guy, but this wicked build was irresistible. Well bought. eBay Motors, 7/7/2016. ♦ 116 TACH LP5000 QV coupe. S/N ZA9CA05A0JLA12315. Rosso/tan leather. Odo: 29,645 km. One of 610 built in 1988, with four valves per cylinder since 1985, and one of the more desirable fuel-injected models. Paint finish shows many small abrasions, and a few dings on spoiler, but an overall pleasing, mostly original finish. Cool, five-hole gold alloy wheels in nice shape. Door and panel fit high on the scale. Interior simply excellent, with great leather seats, a/c, clean dash and carpets. #11-1999 FERRARI F355 Spider. S/N ZFFXR48A7X0113304. Silver/black cloth/ black Connolly leather. Odo: 12,301 miles. Comfortable, not especially opulent, and slightly but evenly worn throughout. These are comfortable, great driving cars, and this one certainly is well cared for rather than restored. Good paint finishes throughout, with no obvious flaws, and great factory panel gaps. Clean Ferrari mags with Pirellis. Very tidy underneath, and under hood, the longitudinally mounted V8 is clean and starts readily. Sure looks cool behind the cockpit. Reported fresh belt service at Boardwalk Ferrari in Plano, TX. Very nicely detailed underhood, and appears to be factory-correct. Stated 29,645 km (18,420 miles) and I’m not going to argue. Engine out and new clutch reported in 2015. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $260,000. If you want to own THE bad-boy icon of the ’80s, here it sits. Unfortunately, values of these cars Comes with boot, car cover and factory leather toolkit. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $68,000. One of the later-year cars, stated as a oneowner Texas vehicle, and in solid condition throughout. Not sure quite how that jives with its sale in Indy by Mecum last year at $56,160 (SCM# 6797452). The room was wondering like everyone—will any of the newer Ferraris actually appreciate in next few years, or am I simply buying this car to drive it? It was one of those stuck right in between—almost too nice for many to just drive, but not much track Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN record of appreciation yet, and a steep slope downward if you add a bunch of miles. Too bad there wasn’t just another bid or two, as this seemed a worthy car. JAPANESE #6-1976 DATSUN 280Z coupe. S/N HLS30299542. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 98,369 miles. Nicely finished car with an older highquality repaint. Only minor signs of wear, and nice panel fit all around. Excellent chrome and stainless throughout. Alloy wheels in fine condition, with BF Goodrich Radial T/As in good shape. A nice-but-used interior—no tears and only minor wear. Beautiful dash with no cracks, clean instruments and an aftermarket AM/FM CD. Clean door sills and trunk, and a tidy engine compartment that is factory stock. Car started readily and sounded just great under power. With only slight wear in all the right places, it looked like a nicely cared-for sure has a lot of eyeball. Pretty stock, but only driver quality under hood, and maybe a little worse underneath. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. A pretty honest older restoration, with interior and top looking a little fresher than rest of car. Clean but not highly detailed, and shiny but not flawless, with an undeniable presence. Slow bidding from the start, with high bid on phone not quite enough. I’d agree with consignor on taking it home to try another day. Too nice to sell at the very bottom of its range, and just not clean enough under hood to hit estimates, so it remains available on Motostalgia’s website. #18-1950 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION classic that had been enjoyed properly. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. Recently at Dan Kruse Classics’ Midland sale, where it sold for $11,070 (SCM# 6803426). With styling that never gets old, and a well-respected driveline proven to be very reliable, these cars, even at full retail, make a lot of sense for a new collector. Unfortunately, there was just little interest in this car. It deserved better. In my estimation, full retail was well above high bid realized here, but also well south of $28k low estimate. Too bad there wasn’t a bidder willing to step up, because this was a very nice, honest car going unsold, as no one in the room showed any interest in advancing the bid anywhere near the reserve. AMERICAN #16-1948 BUICK SUPER convertible. S/N 34944601. Eng. # 34944601. Royal Maroon/tan Haartz cloth/maroon leather & tan cloth. 248-ci I8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A lovely car from a distance, with older paint beginning to show its age. Chronic, major door-fit issues at hinges. Nice older chrome as well, and, with plenty inside and out, that’s a big deal. Cool rear skirts. Painted steel wheels, with rings and caps, look sharp. Inside, seats done with maroon leather and cool cloth inserts, and they show well. Excellent, clean dash and gauges with factory clock and heater-defroster options, a lovely steering wheel, and a solid, comfortable feel throughout. Ran quietly, and 118 business coupe. S/N G879419. Plaza Gray/ gray & red fabric. Odo: 52,241 miles. 170-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. An older repaint over average bodywork. No sign of cracks or rust, with very nice trim and emblems. Older chrome still decent, including famous bullet nose. Cool split rear window, wind screen visor, and rearwheel spats make a great throwback look. An older interior still in serviceable shape, with factory heater, AM push-button radio, and clock on a very cool dashboard. Tidy but used. Wide whites on factory steelies and hubcaps. Quite nice and proper under hood, an obvious engine-out job when painted. No obvious leaks or flaws here. Certainly a different ’50s car, and one you’ll recognize from blocks away. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,800. Love-itor-leave-it styling here. Bidding moved slowly, with the staff patiently getting bids in small increments. It popped up a few grand when reserve came off. Bought by a Studebaker enthusiast who had looked it over carefully and knew what he was buying. Unusual enough that it will be a story every time it’s shown. A decent car at a decent price, and everyone should go home happy. #40-1964 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE NASCAR ex-Marty Robbins racer. S/N N/A. Purple & yellow/purple vinyl. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. The 426 Hemi and a Belvedere was a potent combo in 1964, proven by a 1-2-3 finish at Daytona. Ray Evernham saved Sports Car Market


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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN this one from a junkyard, and salvaged a handful of original parts including roll cage, steering wheel, seat and gas pedal. Restored with a 440 like Marty ran in the Sportsman Modified class. Done to vintage-NASCAR style and standards, authentically logoed, and painted just like it was in the day. Loud and proud, it sounded great...at least, what I could hear hammer fell. Not a top-shelf color for this car, not the top engine either, but a fun and affordable way to cruise around in a well-known ’60s car. Car sounded great, and it seemed like a fair price for the car was met, so all should go home pretty happy here. #13-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 after a day watching racing at Indy. Kudos to Ray and his team for keeping it real. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,500. Motostalgia found a groove here—Ray Evernham onsite, racing in the Pro-Am, and he restored the NASCAR car of a famous country musician, and it gets sold at Indy with a room full of racing enthusiasts. Driven and introduced by Evernham himself, and sold for charity. A ’64 Belvedere street car is not exciting to many, but with Marty Robbins/country-music association and Ray/ AmeriCarna mystique, it found a home at a good price. A cool piece, fully functional with a beautifully built 440, I’d bet it’s a blast to drive. Sure seemed to be bought right. #2-1969 DODGE CHARGER 2-dr hard top. S/N XP29F9B188868. Green/white vinyl/ white vinyl. 318-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Looked like a nice, honest Charger—original white vinyl top and upholstery in very nice shape, excellent chrome, and clean, driver-condition under hood. Owner states new engine in ’08, new chrome in ’10, with obvious new suspension and a/c work. No visible rust underneath. Nice older green paint, with a few small dings, but nothing major. A few neglected stainless trim parts. Headlamp doors slightly crooked, as usual. Newer T/A tires. Pretty good gaps, except trunk fit could use adjusting. Steel wheels with chrome caps. Catalog states a long-term Texas car, and it looks it. Nice but Cobra Jet fastback. S/N 9F02R147696. Royal Maroon/black vinyl. Odo: 40,477 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A highly desirable car, with rare R-code, Cobra Jet V8 that was nicely detailed and ran well. Clean underneath, but not meticulously detailed or brand new. A well-executed replacement interior, with original carpets in good shape. Factory a/c and a clean bunch of teak-wood trim from era surrounding crack-free dash. A single repaint in factory color still looks nice, with clean graphics and good chrome. Marti Report included, along with spare, tools and restoration re- ceipts. Wearing factory alloy wheels and Goodyear Polyglas tires. Sure is a thing of beauty lurking under hood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $67,100. You can bet this car is really fun to drive, and if the strip is your playground, the 3-speed auto is the way to hook up and win. Known by both fastback and the more correct Sports Roof, the ’69 Mach 1 is one of the prettiest Mustangs ever, and certainly influenced their styling for decades. Bidding jumped up quickly here, but slowed right at low estimate, and that’s all it took. A lot of guys want a 4-speed in these, but call this slightly well bought. With nice documentation and that rare V8, it should hold up in the market, but more importantly, it will hold up at the next stoplight drag race, too. #23-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 Cobra Jet fastback. S/N 9R02R190533. Jade Black/black vinyl. Odo: 5,484 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Excellent Jade Black paint, with only very minor signs of wear. Pretty average panel fit, but crisp, clean graphics throughout. Clean factory rims and BF Goodrich radials. Has a great stance and a bigboy look. Under that classic Ram Air hood a huge 4-barrel sits atop that big Cobra Jet en- not perfect. Good, even wear—sure looks like a pretty honest car to me. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,000. Auctioneer Duncan Brown and announcer Marc Cherry worked hard to get this one sold. Brown used the term “on sale” to express that the car met reserve and was selling, which confused a few bidders at first. When bidders realized it was selling all the way, all it took was one more bump and the October 2016 119


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Motostalgia Indianapolis, IN gine—which is clean, but not concours detailed. Very proper throughout, a thorough restoration, and a fierce exhaust note. A clean and expertly installed replacement interior, headliner and carpets. Hurst 4-speed, however, gets all the attention on this desirable Mach 1. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $75,000. First car of the evening that I thought had a real-world estimate. I’d bet it’s a brute to drive—one of those cars that doesn’t get fun until the speedo points right. Stated restored by a marque expert, and under 5,500 miles since—all easily believable. Well-rounded presentation of a muscle-car classic. Bidding was slow all the way, but the auction staff stayed on it, and when the reserve lifted, all it took was one more bid to put a big smile on one gent’s face—not a screaming monetary bargain, but obviously a solid buy as soon as you heard it run. And they say money can’t buy happiness.... Today, $75k certainly did. #32-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136379K330317. Monaco Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 97,265 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Claimed to be numbers matching, and sale includes original build sheet. Decent paint and body—clean gaps, nice finish, lovely custom-order SS-only paint, #72, Monaco Orange. Sharp new interior, with new upholstery, clean dash, new carpets, and AM radio complementing that big 4-speed shifter. Under hood everything looks great; not show detailed, but tidy and proper. Also very good underneath, no visible rust, and certainly not patched together. Car started readily and sounds great. Has the look of a good, honest, well-cared-for car, with a repaint and interior kit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $53,000. There were a number of cars not in the catalog, out of order, and not highly documented at this sale, and too bad in this case—should have been easy to pony up $50k on this one, a very well-prepared car in a rare, factory custom color. The big L78 396 with a factory 4-speed should have been enough, with good documentation to boot. The staff worked hard to get the bids up to $48k in the room, but that was not quite enough. A week later, the website shows it sold, so a deal must have been cut post-block. The car was certainly worth it. #37-1971 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194671S121024. War Bonnet Yellow/white vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 94,063 miles. 454-ci 365-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. This car had a lot going for it—the secondbaddest Corvette engine available in 1971 and a drop top—at least, in 1971, that is. Finishes show some miles, but mostly a decent shine and average ’Vette panel fit. Lower body trim needs to be replaced. Nice emblems, glass and older chrome. Clean older interior, in good but not great condition. Steering wheel a little rough. White vinyl top older, but clean and pretty nice. Luggage rack and AM/FM radio. Better-than-driver condition under hood—and a thing of beauty, that 454 sure fills every cranny. A nice older car with few visible needs. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. It’s one of those love-it-or-leave-it colors that screams ’70s, and it kind of grew on me. Still one of the best-looking C3 ’Vettes. Auction staff worked hard past $40k, and in the end, no one stepped up to satisfy the consignor. This bid would have been a nice buy on this car, which only needed a little TLC to be a real looker at your next ’Vette event, but the vintage-race crowd just wasn’t interested in lookers—they’re more the goer kind of crowd. With a little work and the right crowd, I bet the owner can meet his expectations somewhere down the road. #81-1971 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Malibu 2-dr hard top. S/N 136371K112028. Astro Blue/black vinyl top/blue vinyl. Odo: 68,398 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Stated a one-family car, from mom to son, it certainly presents as a nicely aged survivor. Appears to be largely original paint, with plenty of stone chips and signs of use, and a decent shine up top. Average older chrome, factory panel gaps, and a clean black-vinyl roof. Nice, older interior, with front-seat upholstery and carpets replaced, but grungy door sills and some wear on dash and shift knob apparent. Driver condition under hood, and pretty average underneath, but it jumped right to life and idled smoothly. Consignor said he went to his prom in this car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,725. Sure looks the part—not really restored, a few things freshened and replaced, and a few things missed, but a pretty solid older car in driver condition—like it’s been for a long time. Would not be a hard restoration, with no obvious rust or damage to body, and a bone-stock 350 under hood. Two guys in the room wanted it, laughing with each other as they slowly advanced the bid. Finally underbidder said, “You want it more than me,” and washed his hands. Consignor saw the fun was over, and let go at the high bid. Probably just about the right money for this car—one of the few with realistic estimates here today. © 120 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT Barrett-Jackson — Northeast 2016 For the first time in the company’s history, tickets sold out within hours after the gates opened Company Barrett-Jackson Date June 23–28, 2016 Location Uncasville, CT Auctioneers Joseph Mast, Mast Auctioneers Automotive lots sold/offered 553/574 Sales rate 96% Sales total $25,507,570 High sale 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 coupe, sold at $624,800 Buyer’s premium A sold-out show for Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural event held at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT Report and photos by Adam Blumenthal Market opinions in italics A s a group, car collectors and aficionados are not unlike the proverbial Pavlovian dog. Certain months on the auction calendar elicit involuntary salivating. January? Scottsdale. March? Amelia Island. August? Monterey. An historical footnote to that list can be traced to late September 2015. That’s when Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson made the official announcement at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas outing that the auction house would be hosting an inaugural sale at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut the following June. This news may not have shaken up the whole of the collector car universe, but it sure as heck set off exuberant Uncasville, CT expectations among Northeast consignors, bidders and general car lovers. The region does boast 17% of the U.S. population, after all. Nine months later, those expectations were blown away — for everyone. For the first time in the company’s history, tickets sold out within hours after the gates opened on Thursday. The vehicle docket closed well in advance due to the strong demand. Over the three days, a whopping 90,000 people descended on the grounds — shattering attendance records for any event at Mohegan Sun. For those who couldn’t be there, the next best thing was to watch it live on the Velocity and Discovery networks. On site, attendees could shop for most anything under the “Sun” including clothing, jewelry, official Barrett-Jackson merchandise, boats, etc. in the Exhibitor Marketplace; check out the sponsor displays in the Showcase Pavilion; watch vehicles being prepped for auction at the Shell-Pennzoil Staging Lanes; and test drive the latest offerings from Ford, Chevy and Dodge. All this before you even reached the auction cars. Once you did, the view was a daunting one. Even the enormous tents couldn’t house the nearly 600 lots. One of the parking garages had to be used for overflow. The focus of the sale is American muscle and customs, but a large contingent of European classics and exotic sports cars rounded out the multinational offerings. Barrett raised $605,000 for charity from the sale of six cars. The second and third non-charity top sales were a phenomenal 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 fastback in Wimbledon White over Black Clarion vinyl/knit interior, sold at $346,500; and an equally stunning 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, sold at $330,000. Top sale — a Cortez Silver 1969 L88 Corvette coupe, with more awards than it can carry — hit the high note at $624,800. By all measures, Barrett’s inaugural Northeast sale appeared to be a resounding suc- 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS convertible, sold at $123,200 122 cess. No word on whether they’ll return, but if/when (when) they do, my advice would be to book your tickets, make all necessary travel arrangements, and get out there! TV has its place, but there’s nothing quite like the sensory overload of being there. ♦ Sports Car Market 10%, included in sold prices


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT ENGLISH #751-1991 LOTUS ESPRIT Turbo SE coupe. S/N SCCFC20BXMHF60079. Red/ black leather. Odo: 3,660 miles. Odo not visible during inspection, but car card claims 3,660 actual miles. So-so paint not commensurate with low miles. Chip, stains on hood. Chips, blotches, scratches on front bumper and concealed-headlight area. Rocker panels cracked. Front spoiler heavily scuffed, has cracks, discoloration. Rear red spoiler unmarred. Single exhaust. Lotus OZ Ruote rims verified. However, 36k per car card. Paint right out of showroom. Scratches on exterior mirrors. Both wheels scuffed on passenger’s side. Interior shows moderate wear on driver’s seat. AM/FM/CD/cassette player. GPS combo radio. Factory phone. Tidy engine bay. New coils and plugs installed last year. Clean CARFAX. Has original toolkit, charger, umbrella, owner’s manual, tire inflator and breakdown reflector. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $51,700. Some flaws, but very nearly a new car. Buyer snapped this one up for a quarter of what it cost to purchase in 2002. A great deal! GERMAN #696-1956 PORSCHE 356A coupe. S/N are dirty, show some scuffing. Goodrich rubber probably original. Lotus LTD Car Club sticker. Interior shows light use. Door lining bunching up a bit. Schroth racing belts. Equipped with high-output injectors and a high air-intake filter. Includes three service manuals, tools, and Vetronix Tech 1 computer hook-up to check electronic systems. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. Introduced to American market in 1989, the 264-hp intercooled Turbo SE had a five-year production run. Low miles were attributed to claim that car was trailered to events. Was I looking at the same car described in the catalog? B-J mentioned its “outstanding condition,” but I wasn’t nearly as effusive. Those sub-4k miles must’ve been very hard ones indeed. So imagine my surprise at the winning bid! Very well sold. #606-2002 ASTON MARTIN VAN- QUISH coupe. S/N SCFAC23302B500083. Pewter Gray/black leather. Six-speed automanual with paddle-shift levers located behind steering wheel. Digital odo, so mileage not 57110. Lagos Green/tan leather. Odo: 47,717 miles. Nearly concours inside and out, but variable brightwork lets it down a bit. Striking color combo. Sublime paint. Dual exhausts. Excellent glass. ADAC-Wintersternfahrt Garmisch-Partenkirchen badge on engine cover. Has Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Neighbors will have plenty of time to ogle, as the 1.3-liter lump won’t get you very far very Scratches, nicks, black specks on front bumper. Sigma Regent Touring TR rubber still has good tread life left. Scratches on windows. Passenger’s door slightly out. Scuffing on rear rubber bumper guards. Nearly perfect inside. Fire extinguisher in back seat. Rebuilt clutch and transmission. Upgraded chain tensioner, modern Kenwood stereo, and Euro-style head- lights. Fitted with an NOS soft window during rebuild. Dual Webers. Four-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $88,000. For those allergic to the full-on convertible experience, the soft-window Targas offer a nice compromise. A no-sale at Bonhams 2015 Amelia Island at $88k (SCM# 257490). Before that, another no-sale at Motostalgia Seabrook in May 2014 at $135k (SCM# 243512). It’s traveled only three miles in two years and it looked it. Today seller unloaded it at the same price rejected a year ago. Bet they wished it was May 2014 all over again. Well bought. #663-1996 PORSCHE 911 Andial Turbo fast. Purity defined. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $119,900. In case you were wondering, ADAC is the General German Automobile Club. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a German ski resort in Bavaria. And Wintersternfahrt translates as Winterstern ride. Unlike earlier models, the Porsche 356A featured a curved one-piece windshield. Another reserve car located behind the velvet ropes alongside exotic foreign models and prized American metal. Even though it sold close to the current market, my feeling is that this fetched far less than it would’ve retrieved perhaps at a sale with fewer lots and a more focused docket. Let’s call it well bought today. #693-1968 PORSCHE 911L softwindow Targa. S/N 11860117. Signal Red/black leather. Odo: 49,618 miles. Only 307 produced of this interim “L” model equipped with base 2.0-liter 911 engine and “S” instrumentation and trim. Must’ve been restored not too long ago. Sharp paint. BEST BUY “ 124 Low miles were attributed to claim that car was trailered to events. Was I looking at the same car described in the catalog? ... Those sub-4k miles must’ve been very hard ones indeed. ” wolf in sheep’s clothing. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $165,000. Don’t let conventional 993 visuals fool you; this is one performance monster—a race car in disguise with a slew of modifications made under the shell. Founded in California in the mid-’70s, Andial prepped Porsche race cars, which resulted in many Sports Car Market coupe. S/N WP0AC2991TS376305. Black/ black leather. Odo: 46,809 miles. Number 8 of 18 Andial 993BT 3.8-liters built. Nearly perfect inside and out. Super paint. Whale tail unscathed. Sunroof. Wears Bridgestone Potenzas. Red brake calipers. Seats show creasing, which is the only real sign that this beast has been used. Driver’s seat protected in plastic. Comes with an Andial Certificate of Authenticity (now a Porsche CoA, as the marque purchased the Andial name back in 2013). A


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT checkered flags. They subsequently transplanted their technology to Porsche road cars, this car being one of them. No mention of horsepower in catalog, but B-J claims roughly 200 hp over stock. Not easy to value given its rarity, but a search on the Web found a similar car listed by a dealer in March of this year for $199k. No indication it sold at that price, but using this price point as a rough benchmark, I’d call our subject car well bought given condition and low miles. ITALIAN TOP 10 No. 8 #665.1-1967 FERRARI 330 GT Series II 2+2 coupe. S/N 330GT7901. Black/red leather. Odo: 85,980 km. In the Ferrari 330 Registry, with a known history from new. Comprehensive, documented ground-up restoration done to near perfection. Flawless paint, brightwork, glass. Borrani wires have the right amount of shine. Periodcorrect Michelin XWX radials. Interior restored to same standard as exterior. Gorgeous new upholstery in original red color. Becker Europa stereo. Original wood wheel also restored. Comes with books, receipts, and repro toolkit by GTO Engineering. Awarded Best in Class at this past January’s Cavallino Classic Car Sunday. From the Wilson Collection. of the cars given the museum-piece treatment, that is, displayed inside a multi-vendor building behind barriers put in place for all to admire from a respectful distance, but not to touch. Given its pristine condition, one could’ve enthusiastically proclaimed that this was going to cross the block at insane money. Yet it didn’t. Above market, yes, but not by a significant margin. Arguably could’ve done better elsewhere, or perhaps it’s a 4-seater Ferrari model that’s experiencing a cooling off. In any case, buyer got a fair deal. #649-1988 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A2J0076119. Red/tan leather. Odo: 21,181 miles. A very attractive, low-mileage car showing minimal use. Straight body, good paint. No major red flags to report. Equipped with an updated 512 TR front bumper, wheels, and new clutch and brakes. Newer Nitto NT555 Extreme ZR rubber. Seats a tad dirty, carpets too. Minor imperfections in otherwise good dash. Seat-belt retractors work properly. Has received a fresh alignment and wheel balance. Brembo brake calipers. Has original leather pouch with tools, spare tire, owner’s manual and flip key. Recent prise—this one’s in red. You can make the argument that this hammered a bit strong, but with prices still rising, it shouldn’t have raised too many eyebrows. Let’s call this slightly well sold today, but new buyer stands to gain down the road. #692-1992 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO coupe. S/N ZA9DU07P2NLA12576. Impact White/white leather. Odo: 52,773 km. Very close to being mistaken for a new car. With no mention of a cosmetic freshening, this is surprising considering its 30k-plus miles. Superb paint, glass. Phone-dial wheels. Front left rim is scuffed, and that’s about it. Oh, there’s the love-it-or-hate-it white-over-white color scheme. Aftermarket exhaust system. Factory rear wing unmarred. Vented upholstery lightly soiled. Red carpets clean. “Runs better than new.” Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. Another Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $330,000. This was one 30k-mile engine-out service, pictures and receipts included. Numbers-matching engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $143,000. Seems like any auction worth its salt today is required to have at least one Testarossa and—surprise, sur- car shielded from the sun and behind protective velvet ropes. Peering inside was going back in time to an age when supercars actually had analog instrumentation. Considering that the SCM Pocket Price Guide lists the high sale of this model Diablo at $178,505, this car sold for strong money. It’s possible the buyer could’ve found one in similar condition for less elsewhere, but deemed it too good an opportunity to pass up. Well sold. #747-1997 FERRARI F355 Spider. S/N ZFFXR48A4V0106713. Blu Swaters Metallic/ black canvas & tan tonneau/tan leather. Odo: 60,180 miles. Straight paint. Top was down, so couldn’t inspect. Scuffing on passenger’s rocker panel. Hideous 18-inch wheels are custom (even if center hubs feature Ferrari logo) and add unnecessary bling. Sumitomo rubber. Nice interior, original and nearly flawless. Driver’s seat a bit dirty. Engine not visible, but no reason to believe it wouldn’t be as presentable as rest of car. No signs of rust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,900. A well-maintained car considering it’s racked up a lot of miles (for a Ferrari, that is). The market says this topdown car should do better, but I think it came across as a plain-Jane F355, let down by the 126 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT uninspired Blu Metallic exterior and ugly wheels. Last sold at B-J Palm Beach in April 2015 at $55k (SCM# 6795180). Seller took a slight hit. Buyer can enjoy as-is or spruce it up a bit and still come out ahead. Well bought. #638.2-2006 LAMBORGHINI GAL- LARDO Spyder. S/N ZHWGE22T56LA03707. Grigio Antares/black & red leather. Odo: 8,356 miles. Open-top car. Digital odo, miles not verified (however, 8,356 miles per car card). Exterior color is a beautiful metallic silver/gray. Paint like new. E-Gear F1 transmission with paddle shifters. Extensively optioned with silver brake calipers, factory dark-gray wheels (phone-dial design), heated seats, carbon-fiber engine lid, two-tone interior, Leather Package 1, Homelink, factory cup holder, branding package, power folding mirrors, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, CI with woodgrain top. Trunk’s been restored. Engine bay shows use. TX car. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,500. This won’t burn up the interstate, but it’ll make for a very satisfying touring car. It was visually stunning, and its large proportions made it hard to miss. Yet judging from what seemed to be a light bid, it somehow rolled across the block to undiscerning eyes. Seems to me the canny new owner swooped in when no one else was looking. Very well bought. #417-1947 LINCOLN ZEPHYR con- vertible. S/N 7H169729. Pale Yellow/tan canvas/light brown & tan leather. Odo: 57,192 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. A highly customized Zephyr that’s understated and attractive. Nice paint shows some imperfections on both doors. Front right rim marked up. Rear bumper pitted, especially bad on passenger’s side. Very good original body panels. Lightly soiled tonneau hides power soft top, and so not inspected. Cooper whitewalls. Interior recently reupholstered in leather with red pip- trical system. Glide Ride suspension. A looker, plain and simple. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,600. A period-correct color combination that never ceases to dazzle. Last sold at Worldwide’s Houston Classic sale this past April at $55k (SCM# 6803314). Prior to that, sold at B-J Scottsdale in Jan 2013 at $53,900 (SCM# 6778377). This sale demonstrates that values haven’t moved much in three-and-onehalf years, and that seller took a small hit as a result. Market-correct. #355-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- badges to wheels, anti-theft system, on-board computer system, power reclining seats, bixenon headlights, six-disc CD changer and black floor mats with red Raging Bull. Practically a new car inside and out. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $101,200. A tick above $100k for a well-optioned Gallardo Spyder in an eye-popping color scheme that was pretty much right off the showroom floor. The story doesn’t get much better than that. I’d say very well bought indeed. AMERICAN #608-1940 BUICK SPECIAL Sport pha- eton. S/N 13623228. Burgundy/tan canvas & burgundy vinyl boot/burgundy & tan vinyl. Odo: 36,675 miles. Rare Sport phaeton model 41-C. Only 542 claimed to be produced in 1940. “Received restoration as needed and maintained over the years,” per car card. Spectacular paint. Variable, but mostly good, brightwork. Good glass. Accessory fog lamps. Blemish-free running boards. Large, swoopy fenders. Newer tan canvas top, with burgundy stitching, in good shape. Nearly perfect inside. All-new upholstery. Crisp original metal dash vertible. S/N P5FH191216. Black/white hard top/black & white vinyl. Odo: 24,478 miles. 292-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Paint, chrome, glass, gaps all good. Couldn’t get driver’s door to open, concerned about breaking handle if I tried too hard. On the other hand, passenger’s door opens too easily. Two-tone interior in generally good shape. Roof lining ripped at rear edge. Carpets and upholstery clean. White floor mats still covered in plastic. Power windows, seats. AM radio. Optioned with white hard top made from fiberglass, engine dress-up ing. Electric windows, power antenna, a/c. Lecarra wheel wrapped in tan leather. Stereo discreetly situated in chrome dash. Foot-controlled high and low beam headlights, fog lights, running lights, dash lights and underdash floor lamps. Power steering, brakes. Converted to 12-volt electrics. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,800. A 21-foot hot rod that manages to keep a subtle profile, even in light yellow. It was reported to be used in the dry months and garaged in winter. That may be true, but baking in the sun has somewhat tempered its “wow” factor. Sold at a strong price, but well worth it for a car that nicely blends modern convenience with the look of its 69 years intact. A fair deal for both parties. #415-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR con- vertible. S/N VC55K046502. Turquoise & white/white vinyl top/turquoise & white vinyl. Odo: 17,454 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Deep paint has a nice shine, marred on left side of leading edge of hood. Above-average chrome. Very good glass. New wraparound windshield. Tonneau—lightly soiled—is in place, concealing a newer power soft top, which I couldn’t fully inspect. Good gaps. Signature chrome spears on front fenders and full wheel covers. Newer whitewalls. Undercarriage solid. Beautiful interior wearing clear plastic seat covers. Options include an AM radio, heater, and fender skirts. Rebuilt motor in clean bay. Power brakes. Twelve-volt elec- 128 kit, rear fender skirts, Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels shod with newer Goodrich whitewalls, and Magic Aire heater. Engine bay tidy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $39,600. A very solid presentation that would’ve looked even better if more attention were given to cleaning exterior. These have been hovering in the $30k range for the past few years. This car did well, selling at range’s upper end. Last sold at Worldwide’s Houston Classic sale this past April at $28.6k (SCM# 6803333). Seller made a nice profit in only two months of ownership. Well sold. #407-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hard top. S/N 01837A195119. Tuxedo Black/ red & white vinyl. Odo: 94,152 miles. 348-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh restoration done to a high standard. Paint and chrome good, but not show quality. Original body panels fit well. Sports Car Market


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Fresh Meat by Chad Taylor Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S roadster NOS trim used throughout. Driver’s quarter window delaminating. Grille intact. Dual outside mirrors. Dual exhaust. Goodrich whitewalls, full-size wheel covers. As a big-block model, trim features crossed flags, small bumper guards and bullet-style taillights. Terrific miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Mint condition, inside and out. Gorgeous paint, chrome, glass. Excellent gaps. New Firestone Goldline Super Sports rubber on original knockoff wheels. Beautiful wood steering wheel, AM/FM radio, power antenna and windows. Terrific under hood, with shiny chrome air cleaner and dual exhaust. Disc brakes. Multiple awards: NCRS 97.5 Top Flight and Bloomington Gold-certified 95.5 points, Antique & Classic Car Meet in Stowe, VT, Date sold: 07/30/2016 eBay auction ID: 222193170919 Seller’s eBay ID: astonmartin-lotus Sale type: Used car with 45 miles VIN: SCFEKBFR6FGS22139 Details: Stratus White over Sahara Tan leather; 6.0L V12 rated at 565 hp and 457 lb/ft, 7-sp auto, RWD Sale result: $158,000, 28 bids, sf 23 MSRP: $247,113 (as equipped) Other current offering: Exotic Motor Cars of Michigan in Troy, MI, asking $189,389 for a silver/black 2015 V12 Vantage S roadster, with unspecified miles. 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 coupe Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT new upholstery covered in plastic. Setbacks dressed in red and white patterned cloth inserts. Original factory shifter, push-button radio, and crossed-flag steering wheel. Spare and jack in trunk. Tidy engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $44,000. “This vehicle represents the highest-demand collectible driveline offered in Impala that model year,” per auction catalog. A really sharp restoration in an eyegrabbing color combination, with many details upholding its strong presentation. Sold right on the money, though a few grand more wouldn’t have raised heartbeats. Well bought and sold. Date sold: 07/30/2016 eBay auction ID: 131892166681 Seller’s eBay ID: titanmotorsports Sale type: Used car with 225 miles VIN: WP0AC2A85GK192090 Details: Agate Gray over black leather; 3.8-L H6 rated at 385 hp and 309 lb/ft, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $104,695, Buy It Now, sf 17,965 MSRP: $84,600 (base) Other current offering: In San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Sports Cars is offering a white over black leather 2016 Cayman GT4, with 953 miles, for $110,390. 2016 Shelby GT350R coupe #752-1962 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 20867S105696. Black/black hard top/red leather. Odo: 4,626 miles. 327-ci, 340-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. “Seller is the third known owner,” per catalog. Frame-off cosmetic and mechanical restoration done around 25 years ago. Miles claimed since completion, still presents very well today. Car presented with removable hard top. Sweet black paint, with no major flaws. Chrome noticeably scuffed where hard top’s chrome molding meets both window bars. Weatherstripping all there. Lots of fisheyes on driver’s rear quarter Class winner, two years running. Additionalinformation pamphlets on passenger’s seat. Original owner’s manual, other original guides come with car. Hood’s open for all to marvel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $84,700. A stunning car. Although the consignor wasn’t present to answer questions during my inspection, it was obvious they were proud of this ’Vette—taking the time to market it effectively. Not only did it present really well, but it checked the provenance box as well, as it was formerly owned by Rick Hendrick. For all that it had going for it, I half-expected it to do even better. This despite the fact that the winning bid was firmly north of the current market. Motor wasn’t the most powerful offering in ’65, and perhaps that’s what held it back. Or maybe it’s just a case of inflated expectations. But alas, the market has spoken. Well sold. #365.1-1965 CHEVROLET C10 Custom Date sold: 07/01/2016 eBay auction ID: 152146785421 Seller’s eBay ID: mustangmannylv Sale type: Used car with 11 miles VIN: 1FATP8JZ8G5525654 Details: Shadow Black over black cloth; 5.2-L V8 rated at 526 hp and 429 lb/ft, 6-sp manual, RWD Sale result: $119,000, 19 bids, 15 sf MSRP: 67,345 (as equipped) Other current offering: Jack Madden Ford of Norwood, MA, asking $117,345, black with black interior 2016 Shelby GT350R, with just two miles. ♦ 130 window, passenger’s has scratches. Good glass, gaps and lenses. Pristine interior, no gripes. A beauty. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $59,400. Eye-catching in black and red. With the exception of a few outliers, these have been selling in the $50k–$70k range. Seen in this light, this one crossed the block squarely in the middle. But I thought it would do better. I consider it well bought, and will go further to say that the new owner will profit down the road. #729-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S119923. Ermine white/white vinyl/maroon leather. Odo: 957 Sports Car Market pickup. S/N C1445S221023. Blue & white/ gold vinyl. Odo: 71 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fitted with an upgraded V8 motor, with automatic tranny. Looks like it was delivered right from the restoration shop. Wears new bumpers, grille, side trim and hubcaps. Some scratches on rear bumper. Tiny paint spots on clean bed. Some streaking in paint where it appears filler was applied to quickly repair cracks. Good glass. Clean undercarriage easier to view thanks to seller placing mirrors on floor. Dual outside mirrors. Suntek rubber.


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT Well-prepped interior. New seat in patterned vinyl. Clean dash. AM radio. Power brakes, power steering, a/c. Engine bay shows great attention to detail. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,000. I don’t think the local Chevy dealer had a brand-spanking-new C10 that looked as good as this. Nice to see that it wasn’t overly customized too, as its understated look came off as extremely rugged and attractive. A lot of money for this beauty; hopefully that won’t discourage the buyer from using and enjoying it. Well sold. #603-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 138677B132946. Turquoise/turquoise boot/turquoise vinyl. Odo: 15,739 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Hurst shifter. Subject of a three-year frame-off rotisserie restoration. Car is stunning. Excellent repaint in original color. Chrome, glass, gaps likely better than factory. Top down, so couldn’t inspect. Newer Goodrich T/A rubber. Got a good look at clean undercarriage, thanks to consignor placing mirrors on tent floor. Interior same level as terrific exterior. Replace- dle pitted. Driver’s window scratched, smudgy. Raised hood scoop. Good gaps. Riding on 14-inch Rally wheels shod with new Revenger G/T raised white-letter radials. Dual exhaust. New interior with all “upgraded” gauges. Dual speakers in back. Optioned with power steering and brakes. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,700. If you looked at nothing else in this car’s description but the winning bid, you’d immediately conclude this wasn’t a Hemi. Unless it was a rat’s nest, which it was far from emulating. This was a nice one, but done in by inattention paid to brightwork and paint and none-too-pleasing aftermarket instrument cluster (it’s all in the details...). Sold just north of the $27k median value per the price guide, which I’d call a fair deal for both buyer and seller. #668-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR convert- ible. S/N 8T03R206130. Highland Green/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 21,307 miles. 428-ci Cobra Jet V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. The GT500 KR was only offered in 1968. Rare, as only 517 of a total production run of 1,571 were convertibles. Said to be a numbers-matching car. Rotisserie restoration done to near perfection. Deluxe Marti Report and original dealer invoice included with car. Per Marti Report, only 50 were painted in Highland Green. Exceptional paint totally dazzles. Said that motor was never removed from car, nor has car seen any rust or accidents (I can corroborate the ment upholstery in original color. AM radio, clock, clean carpets. Used engine compartment detracts from rest of presentation. Shiny chrome valve covers. Resto pics, docs come with car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $63,800. A very good-looking show car. Perhaps a few grand more if only a bit more TLC had been paid to the engine bay? It didn’t seem to hold back bidding, as this realized a slight premium. Well worth it, however. Well bought and sold. #351-1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUN- NER 2-dr sedan. S/N RM21H8E144994. B5 Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 23,170 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Finished in B5 Blue. Chip on right rear fender, driver’s door. Orange peel on cowl and at C-pillar. Bubbling at base of rear window. Chrome molding at base of rear window out of alignment. An outbreak of nicks around driver’s quarter window, fisheyes around passenger’s too. Passenger’s door han- no-rust claim). Recent receipts totaling $9k in “refinements.” Traction-Lok rear axles. One of my must-haves at this sale. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $203,500. “In a private collection for many years in California,” although the catalog didn’t mention when and for exactly how long. One of the most sought-after Shelbys in existence, the KR has the power to stop you in your tracks. As I was trolling my way along the tent’s long rows, I came across this jewel and it had that impact. This was slightly strong but not ridiculous money. Well sold, but the new owner got one of Carroll’s best. Now let’s hope its frequent milieu will be the streets of America and not a saved spot in a climatecontrolled storage facility. #699-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/SS convertible. S/N 124679N584477. Garnet Red/white vinyl/white vinyl, black & white houndstooth. Odo: 94,567 miles. 396-ci 375-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nut-and-bolt restoration looks absolutely fantastic. Paint and glass excellent. Very good gaps, brightwork. Lenses intact. Clean top fits well, with clear plastic October 2016 131


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT window. Minor scuffing on chrome windshield molding. Period-correct Goodyear Polyglas rubber. Front spoiler. Body-color-matching spoiler on rear deck. Dual exhausts. Great interior. New white vinyl seats with black-andwhite houndstooth inserts. Black carpets are spotless. Antenna’s in passenger footwell. Another soft top in back seat. Rosewood steering wheel, center fuel gauge. Motor upgraded to L89 spec with 12-bolt rear axle. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $123,200. If this didn’t garner more than a passing look, then you had spent the night before gambling at the casino until the wee hours. Hot, hot, hot in Garnet Red! The bidders thought so too, as this shot up into the stratosphere. Tasteful, yes, and checked all the right boxes. L89 equals the Holy Grail? Must be, or something close to it. Very well sold, but the new owner got a beauty. #740-1970 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 Cobra Jet fastback. S/N 0T05R109834. Dark Ivy Green Poly/black & ivy vinyl. Odo: 6,122 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. R-code car. Paint’s in great shape, no big issues. Good glass, but tired chrome. Shaker hood. Black louvered sunshade on rear window. Antenna’s broken. Dual exhausts. Mustang Club of America sticker on windshield. Fantastic interior, as upholstery looks new. Clean carpets. Options include power steering, brakes, a/c, and AM/8-track radio. Didn’t inspect engine since the AC sale. SCM reporter at the time evaluated it as an “older accurate restoration of a solid original car,” with which I concur. Seller didn’t realize much upside in value since they bought it at Palm Beach three years ago. A fair deal for both buyer and seller. #625-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N 0F02G204668. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 49,892 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. “Never completely restored. It retains mostly all the original sheet metal,” per catalog. Shaker hood an add-on. Stated repainted once in its born-with yellow. Paint is even and consistent throughout. Black louvered sunshade and rear spoiler in great shape. Undercarriage clean. Weatherstripping intact. Awesome and correct interior. Custom “Boss 302” floor mats added later. Rebuilt original engine in nicely detailed bay. 3.50 Traction- Lok rear axle. Multiple award winner. Featured in a Teldon calendar, Muscle Car Review and the Collector’s Edition of Mustang Monthly magazines. Documented with Elite Marti Report. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,600. Any car finished in yellow will get attention, but when it’s a Boss 302 complemented with black racing graphics, then you can expect prolonged stares and small pools of drool on auction-tent floor. A design that’ll look good from near or far. This one wasn’t perfect, but good enough to secure a solid final bid. Last sold at B-J Palm Beach in April 2012 at $78.1k (SCM# 6753535). Well bought. bay, but pic shows marginal use. Stated to be numbers matching. TX registration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $63,800. A killer color combination that dials up its racy stance. Last sold at B-J Palm Beach in April 2013 at $62.7k (SCM# 6740015). Before that, sold at Worldwide’s Atlantic City (AC) sale in Feb. 2012 at $52,250 (SCM# 4776498). Seen only 23 miles #380.1-1970 PONTIAC GTO Judge Ram Air III 2-dr hard top. S/N 242370P267420. White/black vinyl. Odo: 99,321 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. There appear to be stress cracks in paint at headlamps, continuing downward. Also cracks on hood, and one on roof that goes right through surface paint. Chips at fog lights, passenger’s door. casino, you know). Equipped with Ram Air III, 4-bolt mains, and large valve heads. A GTO Registry Judge. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,100. A white car usually doesn’t make my jaw drop, but it totally works on this design. High bid seemed low, but then again, I think it came across as a run-of-the-mill Judge. It wasn’t highly optioned, and perhaps the investment needed to make it better justified an appropriate discount. I’d consider it slightly well bought today, though no need for seller to mope. #402-1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 convert- ible. S/N 344670E177780. Twilight Blue & white stripes/white vinyl. Odo: 61,607 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Numbers-matching car. Chip on driver’s door. Touch-up paint on left front fender, otherwise very good paint overall. White hood and side stripes. Decent gaps. Dual exhausts. Rear chrome has a couple of scratches. Good glass. Top’s in good order, glass window is clear. Raised-letter Goodrich T/A radials on Rally wheels. Super interior. Clean dash has Rally Pack instrument gauges. Tilt steering wheel. Original AM/FM stereo. Front black road guard shows signs of oxidation, lots of orange spots. Scratches on driver’s rear quarter window. Yellow/blue/red graphic on side panels. Newer Firestone blackwalls. Dual outside mirrors. Fantastic interior. Repro seats. Clean dash, carpets. Fuzzy dice tied to rear view mirror (the auction took place at a Hurst shifter. “442” carpets clean. Spare tire. Power steering and front-disc brakes. 12-bolt differential. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $44,000. Dressed with W-30 badging and accessories, but not born one. That bills down to approximately one-third the value of the real thing. A nice 442 that was well within striking distance of meeting the median value per the price guide. Market-correct. #607-1970 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 RS coupe. S/N 124870N518924. Classic Copper & Pearl White/Sandalwood vinyl. 132 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Uncasville, CT Odo: 31,451 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Hurst shifter. Motor replaced with GM’s Performance 385 Fast Burn engine, stated to have 4k miles on it. Converted to rear-disc brakes and Hotchkis subframe connectors. Top-notch rotisserie restoration done 11 years ago. Flawless repaint in original color scheme. Dual exhausts. Cragar SS aluminum wheels wrapped in Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires. Beautiful interior, with plastic protecting flow-through ventilation). Top dirty but fits properly; no tears, has glass window. Rims unscuffed. Goodrich T/A radials. Newer Flowmaster dual exhaust. Pristine inside. Seats look repro. Clean, crack-free dash. Tilt steering wheel. Push-button factory AM/FM radio, map light in mirror, Buick floor mats. Spare in clean trunk. Gently used engine bay looks stock. Power steering, disc brakes. Documented by GS Historical Society. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,900. The 1970 455s were underrated at 350 hp, but packed a whopping 510 lb-ft of torque. Not a Stage 1. No matter to the buyer, who walked away with a solid performer at a good deal. Well bought. #631-1974 PONTIAC TRANS AM SD driver’s seat. Console fitted with Auto Meter oil pressure and water temp gauges. Cassette stereo with rear speakers. Comes with resto pics, info on new engine, and four steel Rally wheels with trim rings and center caps. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,400. I tried to find a flaw that really stood out, but was unsuccessful. Copper is not to everyone’s taste, but it works on this car. Not as valuable or as prized as a ‘67, but still a car to delight in, especially with upgraded engine spewing 450 hp. New owner could smile about that and also the hammered price, which was a bit of a good deal. Well bought. #370-1970 BUICK SKYLARK GS 455 convertible. S/N 446670H226315. Fire Red/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 38,124 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 1,416 GS 455 convertibles built in 1970. Great paint, with good chrome, trim and glass. Factory GS hood. Optioned with rare power vent (for 455 coupe. S/N 2V87X4N121858. White/tan vinyl. Odo: 50,108 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. One of 943 SD 455s built in ’74. Stated to be an “all-original matching-numbers Super Duty” brilliantly restored. High-quotient pop factor. Flawless paint, good glass, panel fit. Screaming Chicken black/blue hood graphic intact. Front white air dams look misaligned. Dual outside mirrors. Dual exhaust. Rides on Goodrich T/A radials. Marvelous interior. A few seat stains. Three-spoke drilled black wheel. Oh-so-’70s silver kaleidoscopic dash. Spotty rear-view mirror. Carpets covered in #349-1979 PONTIAC TRANS AM WS6 coupe. S/N 2W87K9N179060. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 63,254 miles. 403-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. SE edition. Recently restored. Excellent repaint in black, with gold accent striping intact. Scuffing at front left louver. Good glass, gaps. Cooper Cobra Radial G/T rubber. Crisp new interior shows minimal wear. Detailed engine compartment. Dealer invoice, Facts & Figures, ’79 Pontiac product brochure all displayed on trunk lid. Has Performance Package (4-wheel power disc brakes, power steering and windows, and gold cast-aluminum wheels). PHS documented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,900. Although a Bandit Dream Giveaway promo piece was also on display with the other product literature, there was no mention that this was a Bandit Edition. It sure resembled it, but it didn’t quite have the history of its special stablemate. It didn’t matter to the new owner; he paid a small premium for the look-alike. Well sold. plastic. Optioned with a/c, power steering and front disc brakes, rear window defogger, and honeycomb wheels. Last of the real muscle cars. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,500. Super Duties came standard with 4-sp manuals. However, the Turbo-Hydramatic 3-sp auto was a no-cost option and many buyers opted for it, as it was the only way to get a/c. Last sold at B-J Scottsdale in January 2010 at $51.7k (SCM# 1678538). Only four miles in six-anda-half years! The SCM reporter back then called this “market priced.” Likewise today’s result—just with $20k appreciation between now and then. Seller made a handsome profit. “ 134 #129-1989 AVANTI II coupe. S/N 12AAV122XK1000430. Gold/tan leather. Odo: 29,492 miles. 5.0-L V8, 4-bbl, auto. Chevy power. In same ownership for 14 years. Very good paint, glass, panel fit. Newer Dunlops. Sacramento Valley Sunroofs stickers on both rear quarter windows. Luxurious inside, although a bit tired. Seats show wear. Perfect dash with clear gauges. Excellent wood trim. Last sold in January 2010 at $51.7k. Only four miles in six-and-a-half years! ... called ‘market priced’ then. Likewise today’s result—just with $20k appreciation between now and then. ” Nice three-spoke wood wheel. CD player with remote control, comes with factory radio as well. Clean carpets. Service records. Original owner’s manual. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,750. A polarizing design reinforced by that funky front end. Not the most eye-appealing color combination, but a well-appointed luxury car with reliable Chevy thrust. It’ll certainly get the neighbors talking. Market correct for condition. © Sports Car Market


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Roundup Selected Sales Combined in One Comprehensive Report Global Auction Highlights ENGLISH #32-1932 MORGAN SUPER SPORTS roadster. S/N R174. Eng. # LTOW2Z7118900. Black/green leather. RHD. JAP-engined Mog. Restored not too long ago, still good all around, dash and instruments good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,179. Last seen in SCM Platinum Auction Database as a $20,640 unsold lot from Bonhams’ December 2003 London sale (SCM# 1558061). Well sold this time around. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. H&H Auctions’ top seller — 1990 Ferrari Testarossa coupe, sold at $138,175 LUCKY Location: Tacoma, WA Date: May 14–15, 2016 Auctioneers: Jeff Stokes, Marty Hill, Dan Kruse Automotive lots sold/offered: 125/187 Sales rate: 67% Sales total: $1,231,585 High sale: 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster, sold at $73,450 Buyer’s premium: 10%; 13% with credit card; included in sold prices Report and photos by Jack Tockston SILVERSTONE Location: Northamptonshire, U.K. Date: May 21, 2016 Auctioneers: Jonathan Humbert Automotive lots sold/offered: 47/68 Sales rate: 69% Sales total: $4,682,410 High sale: 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 S, sold at $409,742 Buyer’s premium: 12.5%, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.69) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Location: Midland, TX Date: May 21, 2016 Auctioneers: Matthew Kruse, Marty Hill Automotive lots sold/offered: 76/145 Sales rate: 52% Sales total: $1,403,320 High sale: 1965 Shelby Cobra replica roadster, sold at $50,490 Buyer’s premium: 8%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Phil Skinner 136 RUSSO AND STEELE Location: Newport Beach, CA Date: June 10–12, 2016 Auctioneers: Jeff Stokes, Dan Schorno, Rob Row Automotive lots sold/offered: 160/283 Sales rate: 57% Sales total: $6,359,855 High sale: 2006 Ford GT, sold at $292,600 Buyer’s premium: 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Wallace Marx TWIN CITIES Location: St. Paul, MN Date: June 17–18, 2016 Auctioneers: Gary Dehler, Kurt Warner Automotive lots sold/offered: 94/156 Sales rate: 60% Sales total: $1,540,484 High sale: 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, sold at $51,360 Buyer’s premium: 8%, minimum $400, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson H&H Location: Droitwich Spa, U.K. Date: July 10, 2016 Auctioneers: Simon Hope Automotive lots sold/offered: 28/72 Sales rate: 39% Sales total: $1,130,328 High sale: 1990 Ferrari Testarossa, sold at $138,175 Buyer’s premium: 12%, minimum $195, included in sold prices ($1.00 = £0.77) Report and photos by Paul Hardiman #37-1948 ALVIS TA 14 Special roadster. S/N 22332. Dark blue/black leather. RHD. Recently built, based on a TA 14, but using a later (TR6, etc.) Triumph straight-six. Looking quite period with three SUs and knurled holddowns for the aluminum rocker cover, although modern alternator spoils the effect a bit. Almost impossibly straight and glossy for a Special, with highly polished aluminum dash, QD steering wheel and heated seats (!). Carpets and leather almost like new because they are. Original 4-cylinder Alvis motor in- cluded. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,270. One man’s cup of tea is another man’s poison, so Specials—by definition very personal artifacts—are very difficult to value. This one has more successful proportions than most and is beautifully executed, which is maybe why it took pride of place on the stage alongside the rostrum. Sold at high end of where expected and probably a nice thing to own and drive, although won’t be eligible for Vintage events. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #66-1948 CONNAUGHT L2 Sports racer. S/N 1356. Green/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 463 miles. Very well-known car. Shinier than ever, although leather now patinated to point of distress. Nice dash and instruments. Motor uses four sidedraft Amals under an amazing roller/lifter mechanism. With massive history file in a tin chest. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $102,755. The first Connaught, well used Sports Car Market


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Roundup doesn’t work. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,452. Sold for a suspiciously round figure (£35k, £2k under lower estimate) which makes me think it’s a post-sale deal. These have never been fashionable, so getting it away at this money is an achievement. Well sold. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. in motor sport from new (won its class first time out at Prescott) has spent 10 years in an Australian museum; in this ownership since 2009. Sold just under the lower estimate of £80k ($104k). H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #62-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 SE coupe. S/N S814633DN. Eng. # A6131-7. Red/cream leather. RHD. Odo: 32,954 miles. Converted from left-hand drive during 2010 restoration. Shiny paint, with fairly good door fit. Some chrome a bit speckled. Newish leather, and timber all good. Moto-Lita wheel. Motor a hybrid of Mk VII block and saloon head, so not really an SE any more, though exact spec of internals is unknown. Now with 5-speed, #210-1966 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE Mk II convertible. S/N FC51314L. Red/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Attractive build, with beautiful red paint over well-prepared panels and jambs. Tilt-up nose is fiberglass, with added hood scoop. New black convertible top. Minilite clones hold fresh radials. Shin-biting nerf-bar bumpers on front, new stock bumper in back. Gray cloth interior, buckets may be Miata, original door cards a bit lumpy, shortened tilt column. Stock dash, radio missing, VDO instruments include fuel gauge and digital odo that doesn’t work with key. Unspecified V6 marks, chips, scratches or cracks. Smooth running, easy to shift with the synchros working. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,480. This was a giveaway price—very well bought. In fact, within a couple weeks of this sale, this same car was sold online for over $40k—shows how much room was left. E-types still command a lot of respect. While factory racers are kings, and early models in the sub-royalty department, these Series II and V12 Series III are becoming quite popular. Time to buy was a year ago, it seems. Dan Kruse Classics, Midland, TX, 05/16. #328-1968 ASTON MARTIN DBS coupe. S/N DBS5162R. Eng. # 400/3728/S. Mink Bronze/Oxblood leather. RHD. Odo: 30,569 miles. Barn find. Dusty but doesn’t look too rotten. Leather might conceivably just recover. Quite a lot of bird strikes even though it’s been indoors. Aluminum parts of motor heavily oxidized. With a/c and power steering from new. Period Motorola radio. Catalog falls into the usual trap of describing de Dion suspension as independent—which it wider wheels, power steering, electric trunk release—and a/c! Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $73,451. Strange that an SE would have the lowest-compression engine (7:1 in this case)... especially as it was supplied new to the U.S. Mods were done much later in Australia. Sold mid-estimate, and quite a good buy, proving once again that you rarely get your money back on a modified car. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #53-1959 JENSEN 541 R coupe. S/N 3674319. Silver & maroon/red leather. RHD. Odo: 15 miles. The R uses the 4-L Austin straight-six from the Sheerline, and rack-andpinion steering. Only 193 were made. Massively restored (in Italy), with new paint, leather and carpets. Windscreen is scratched. Missing spare-wheel carrier, and rev counter explains hood scoop; looks like GM 2.5-L, with throttle-body FI, 5-speed manual. Fresh restoration with double the horsepower inside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,125. On approach, this seemed to be a nice restoration, but turned into an interesting bitsa. The idea was right and it was cosmetically well done, but fettling remains. Worn ignition tumbler required jiggling, gauges didn’t work, and I’d have volunteered for a test drive even in the rain. Though never legal in vintage racing, this hybrid should be a hoot on the street. The new owner will experience all that, plus big grins when it’s done. Well bought and sold. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 05/16. #66-1967 JAGUAR XKE Series II 4.2 coupe. S/N 1R25054. Beige/tan leather. Odo: 1,194 miles. Wears a respray very close to original color. Interior tidied up a bit. Mileage either rolled over recently or has been reset. Early-style wire wheels with spinners. All gauges and lights in working order. Factory a/c car, and the blower blows, but not cold. Body looks solid, underhood clean, but not show-car detailed. Glass shows well, with no isn’t, as the rear wheels are connected to each other by a massive tube. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $75,393. First owner in Surrey. Car in Jersey from 1970, but put away in 1986, so that mileage is very likely genuine (Jersey is eight-byfive miles and has a 40-mph speed limit). This is the going rate for restoration projects. On the plus side, it is unmolested. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. #123-1972 JAGUAR XKE Series III V12 2+2 coupe. S/N 1S737. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 75,171 miles. Older, windows-in repaint. Finish lifting by gas door. Left-rear roof and door jamb chipped and brush-filled. Serviceable glass, bumpers lightly scratched, good chrome wire wheels hold BSW Dunlop radials. Interior redone a while ago in black vinyl that mimics original design. Dash and dials good, with factory tunes and a/c. Engine bay not detailed, appears all stock and complete including a/c compressor and plumbing. Driver-quality vibe with fun miles ahead. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,000. Prices of Series October 2016 137


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Roundup III 2+2s have languished for years, but are moving upward since earlier two-seaters have soared. Sharing bonnets with earlier E-types, the rest of the design seems bloated to marque-enthusiast eyes, but comparatively affordable. This one started, ran, stopped, and the 4-speed was a plus. However, with no maintenance records, an engine-out major service would be spendy. Three years ago, this was a sub-$10k car; but sale price was under market value by $20k for condition, making this one well bought and sold. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 05/16. #S173-1972 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN5UC106173G. Dark blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 26,192 miles. Repainted over a decade ago, covering over the importation decal in door jamb. Body tag next to it was also removed, with only bare holes to show for it. Light chipping on nose and along top well. Doors sag lightly, door gaps taper towards bottom (at least they’ll wedge shut). Replated bumpers, with serviceable original door handles. Front license-plate bracket mounted crooked. Aftermarket radio antenna. Nothing special under hood. Newer top, dash- all with small chrome bumpers, but still towards bottom rungs of collectibility. However, enthusiasts have to start somewhere, and you could do worse that picking up one for this money, which does look presentable. A decent buy, but don’t expect to flip it and make anything when all is done. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #F128-1973 JAGUAR XJ6 sedan. S/N UD1L701688W. Dark blue/black vinyl. Odo: 79,637 miles. Pretty decent trim-masked repaint on outside, with overspray on undercarriage. Generally good brightwork for being mostly original. Older replated bumpers. Heavily tinted rear window. Door fit not the greatest. Heavily worn pinchweld moldings on driver’s door frame. Cable remote control for driver’s door side-view mirror dangling out of door panel. Said door panel also has aftermarket speakers cut into it. Reupholstered seats, done in vinyl rather than leather. Pleats are poorly aligned to side bolsters—they wouldn’t have left Coventry like this. Interior alloy trim Leyland. And the Hyde of the Naugha seat redo is no comfort, either. Even if it’s well done, they went cheap by more than what this car sold for—which speaks volumes. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #305-1974 FORD ESCORT RS2000 2-dr sedan. S/N BFATPU00032. Silver/black velour & vinyl. RHD. Very original, and in a rare color for an RS. Repainted following replacement of front wings with correct Type 49 items. Seat velour redone and unworn, dash timbers okay. Motor bone-stock. Unusual to see one on standard sculpted steel wheels in- stead of four-spoke RS alloys. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,447. Very huge money, but in line with what Silverstone expected, and that’s down to it being a very original and unmolested car. Raises expectations as to what my old fake is worth—I paid £880 (~$1,300) 20 years ago... Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. #348-1987 FORD SIERRA Cosworth board and seat vinyl, with miniscule wear. New synthetic carpeting. 1990s-era JVC AM/ FM/cassette mounted at base of center console. Older, heavily surface-rusted glasspack exhaust with Ansa-like twin tips. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $5,400. Near the end of Spridgets, getting a little worse for wear. Retains original British Leyland AM/FM stereo radio. Hood kept firmly latched all weekend. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $3,300. To quote the consignor’s description, “Luxury Jaguar at an affordable price.” Ah, but just like a steam traction engine and a race car, the only thing that’s affordable is the purchase price. Especially since we’re dealing with a product of British RS500 hatchback. S/N WF0EXXGBBEGG39018. Black/red & black velour. RHD. Odo: 94,000 miles. Restored. A sign on the windscreen read, “This car is as beautiful underneath as it is on top!!” Aside from fartcannon tailpipe appears all-correct spec. Interior good, with dash plastics intact and seat velour not too baggy. Motor was rebuilt, with second set of injectors fitted and wired up. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,393. Silverstone has done well with fast Fords in recent months ($75k for an RS500 in July) and many of these turbo pioneers (which dominated Touring Car racing in the mid-’80s, don’t forget) have been crawling out of the woodwork. And they’re probably more stock now than they’ve been for much of their lives. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. FRENCH #169-1960 FACEL VEGA HK500 coupe. S/N 0695. White/black leather, dirt & rust.. 138 Sports Car Market


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Roundup Offered at no reserve; a star car with trashed bodywork, floppy plexiglass side windows, wonky doors that don’t close, and curling “Vintage Racing” decals, not citing any racing sanctioning body. Paint peeling, cracked, dented, and scraped throughout. All brightwork missing inside and out. Inside gutted to metal, surface rust and filth throughout. Dirty VW buckets, one holding Edelbrock air cleaner. No dash or speedo, board holds four old gauges (water temp, oil temp, oil press, amps), Mopar auto selector on floor. Paint peeling in engine bay, dirty Mopar 383-ci V8 said to run, but no battery. Looks like it spent years abandoned in an alley—which it did. Sold for exactly the same price as the slightly modified car with more miles (Lot 338), which you can only put down to this being the first lot before the audience had woken up, or gauged the mood of the sale. In that case, well bought—unless there was a more sinister reason behind the engine swap. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. #338-1997 RENAULT SPORT SPIDER roadster. S/N VMKAF0H0516221732. Eng. # C000494. Yellow & gray/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 14,470 miles. Good overall order, with no scuffs outside or in interior. Motor has bumpier cam than standard. Wears Sparco steering wheel and aftermarket road wheels, but originals come with car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,127. Sold for exactly the same price as the bone-stock car with very low mileage (Lot 301), which is a surprise. Perhaps this over the top. Still, a fine-looking car. Reserve was $20k, which seemed to blow the minds of some people. This car went unsold on a high bid of $28k at Mecum Monterey 2014 (SCM# 6719336). Then last year it was sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale for $22,000 (SCM# 6778590). Price paid here represents what I would call current top of the market. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #65-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Camper microbus. S/N 5127132. Green & white/green & white leather. Recently restored in the U.K. Now with 2.3-liter motor, wishbone and coil suspension, and central locking. Superb throughout, super-clean underneath, with Alcantara headlining, leather seats and yacht deck floors. Gene Berg shifter, Ultra-challenging project that won’t buff out. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $49,720. This Facel Vega was more Fossil Vague since only its shadow resembled a whole one. With 500 built during 1959–61, the price guide lists HK500s with a median value of $157,500, high sale of $493,496, Investment Grade C. Presumably those are street-worthy cars. I thought no one would bid on this derelict shell missing every unobtainable part, but bidders by phone, Internet, and in the room proved me wrong. I’m still calling this one far beyond well sold, since it reminds of Dante’s imagined inscription at hell’s entrance: “Abandon hope all ye who enter here.” Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 05/16. #301-1997 RENAULT SPORT SPIDER roadster. S/N VMKAF0H0516043896. Eng. # C000721. Yellow & gray/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 3,781 miles. One of 1,640 built, by Alpine in Dieppe, of which 60 (or 96, depending who you ask) were right-handers for the U.K., with windscreens like this. Hardcore homemarket versions had the “air screen” instead. Tidy and unscuffed, seat vinyl unworn. Engine a replacement, originally had C00050, which makes you wonder what might have happened to such a pristine car during the minimal mileage it has covered. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,127. Originally registered in Ireland. Sil- being the last one of the day woke bidders up a bit. Two years ago these were fetching nearer £20k, as when Silverstone sold this one for $33k in March 2015 with 14k miles (SCM# 6783447), and one the previous year for $32k. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. GERMAN #6263-1960 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 3165887. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 32,576 miles. Sunroof car in very nice condition. Striking, deep black paint far better than any Bug had new. Couple of chips here and there. Two-tone steel wheels with whitewall tires and chrome hubcaps. New sliding sunroof. All chrome excellent. Interior looks brand new. Original chrome pieces pitted, belying the somewhat over-restored nature of the car. Engine bay very clean, looks right. Kind of what I’m starting to refer to as a catalog car—the kind where enough repop parts are digi odo. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,179. Originally supplied to New York, then in LA. Not as intrinsically valuable as a multiple-window microbus, but since the price probably doesn’t cover the restoration and upgrades, you’ve got to consider it well bought. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #20-1966 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 2-dr sedan. S/N 116944466. Light blue & white/Ivory vinyl. Odo: 57,956 miles. Cute little VW that was well put together. Pleasant two-tone combination, while not offered from the factory, plays well with body lines and could have been a popular selection. However, paint starting to peel in a couple of areas and there was a small, fresh dent on right side. Interior was clean and simple. Sapphire AM radio and a roof rack helped promote the car, verstone manages to bring one of these to just about every sale, but this time it managed two. 140 available as to represent a nearly-new vehicle. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,935. A very striking example, almost too stately for a Bug. The whole black tuxedo treatment seemed a bit but the economy of restoration shows through. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,560. On first run over the block this car was bid to $5,000 and didn’t sell. The final sale price, which is nearly market price, was reached in off-block negotia- Sports Car Market


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Roundup tions. This car really needed some TLC for the cosmetics, but mechanics did seem to be a strong point. As values on these early, aircooled Bugs grow, buyers will need to conduct better inspections. Dan Kruse Classics, Midland, TX, 05/16. #33-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Camper microbus. S/N 226094245. Magenta & white/white leather. RHD. Odo: 83,961 miles. RHD, U.K.-market splitwindow. Lowered and front indicators shaved, but less resto-rodded than the other one (Lot 65). Very clean top and bottom, although door miles. Clean and straight. Good-quality, windows-in repaint in original tan. Sunroof works. Barely noticeable road rash on aluminum grille. Front bumper has single distracting dent. All glass good. Steel wheels, BSW radials, original factory hubcaps. Custom upholstery in brown vinyl, with cloth inserts on seating and side panels. Clean dash, instruments cloudy, aftermarket cassette. Clean, stock engine compartment, but sloppy repaint on underside of hood flaking off and haphazard masking of factory labels. Zero rust or a car in this condition. Well bought and sold. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #127-1974 BMW 3.0 CS coupe. S/N 4310029. Black/black leather. Odo: 98,050 miles. Black finish appears factory-quality, but whole exterior covered in tree sap. Most chrome pitted (inside and out), bumpers scratched and dull, rubber seals dry and chunking. Painted alloys clean. Driver’s door jamb badly scuffed, with large chrome striker plate showing multiple dings from letting seat belt fly. Steering wheel cracked. Original black leather interior serviceable—back seat baggy, front buckets reflect age but holding. Underhood driver quality, appears stock and complete, with absence of leaks and stains. At 42 years old, driven about 2,400 miles per handles are a little pickled. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $35,635. Price reflects the cost of parts poured into it and therefore it was only a bit over half the price of Lot 65. Still, would cost more than this to replicate, so I’m calling this one well sold, too. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #6208-1967 BMW 2000 CS coupe. S/N 1101113. Red & white/red leather. Truly horrible red and white paint looks hand-applied. Most trim pitted or damaged. Rubber painted over in black. All glass scratched, painted or damaged. Door fit okay. Missing trunk lock— never a good sign. Bumpers okay. Shark-nose glass over quad headlights highly clouded. Six-spoke wheels painted red. Front bucket seats shockingly nice—must be re-covered. body repairs found despite close search. Nice example; tasteful but non-original interior may dissuade some marque enthusiasts. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,560. These are something of a cult car, and a justifiable choice for entering into the car-collecting tribe. It also offers excellent 360-degree visibility, a rare feature these days. The price guide lists these with median value of $12,100, high sale at $68,200, and Investment Grade C. Sold justifiably a bit above median because it was straight, rustfree, with a well-kept vibe. Buyer and seller came out even on this one. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 05/16. #6136-1973 VOLKSWAGEN THING convertible. S/N 1832839860. Orange/tan canvas/tan vinyl. Odo: 18,179 miles. Restored to a high standard. Paint has some flecks and minor imperfections all around. Boasting real glass, which is in excellent condition. All brightwork in very good condition. Top asnew. Interior looks brand new, with wood-slat floor, tan seats, Wolfsburg steering wheel. Chrome wheels, newer tires. Engine bay excellent. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,100. Billed year, great visibility, but no maintenance records makes for an interesting crapshoot. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $33,040. This was the last year of the 3.0 CS, with 11,063 built between 1972–74. Price guide lists a median value of $35,800, high sale of $65k, and Investment Grade of C. I was once tempted by a mint, near twin of this car with 5-speed manual and 9k documented miles when living in Hawaii. (Black on black under Hawaiian sun led to me reluctantly turning away.) I’m still smitten with this model—timeless lines, superior 360-degree visibility, and sunroof. This example with needs and possibilities fell a bit under median for a well-sold result. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 05/16. #352-1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI coupe. S/N 9114600666. Eng. # 6640646. Red/black vinyl & velour. Odo: 42,000 km. Sunroof-delete ’74 Carrera. Repainted but apparently never restored—still very sharp, clean and tidy. Front seats redone and wheels refurbished. Motor clean and dry underneath, with oil pipes and heat exchangers in good order. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $185,275. Supplied Rest of interior a total mess. Steering wheel broken. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,950. Ten thousand of these were made, and they were perhaps best known for their extraordinary rusting capabilities. Still, as a precursor to the BMW juggernaut to come, they have interest. This particular vehicle was bizarre, however. Showed like a backyard project. I’d love to know the backstory. No reserve, and rightly so. Selling price seems high for the amount of work it will take to make road-worthy. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #214-1971 BMW 2002 coupe. S/N 2570670. Tan/brown vinyl & cloth. Odo: 77,577 142 as no-expense-spared restoration, which means something altogether different in the world of Volkswagen than it does to other vintage vehicles. Some of the flaws on this topender might scare me off. Still, an excellent beach car, great for cruising. Bidding started at $12k and went fast to $20k. 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Roundup chassis number just started 911360 instead of 911460, it would be worth three times as much. The world’s gone mad... Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. #F153.1-1977 VOLKSWAGEN SCI- ROCCO hatchback. S/N 5372075420. Reflex Silver/black vinyl & gray cloth. Odo: 72,062 miles. Optional automatic transmission. One-family car until traded back into original selling dealership recently. Topical repaint in recent years. Door jamb still shows all VIN and DOT import labels from new, plus a VW recall-verification decal and Dymo labels for oil and filter changes by owner. Front bumper shows contrast in fading over the years from a bright, shiny spot where a parking decal that was on it for decades was removed recently. Door fit okay, rear hatch rattles. Good, original interior, although dashpad has several cracks in it. Heavier wear on seat inserts for driver’s side, but less than discoloration on driver’s seat from use. Untouched undercarriage. Older radial tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $6,480. Towards the end of the production run, VW made a number of limited-edition Beetles to keep them relatively fresh in the buying public’s mind. The Champagne Edition featured this unique color, beautifully broken-in. New Bridgestones on highly polished Fuchs. Not able to view en- expected for 39 years and 72k miles. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $5,100. 1977 was the first year for fuel injection for this base-level Scirocco. Introduced in U.S. for 1975, one can argue that it was the modern interpretation of the Karmann Ghia, as both cars’ bodywork was made to be fitted to the more pedestrian powertrain. While the KG benefited from more stylish curves and something of a following for being a cute, chic (or chick) car, the Scirocco—intending to be more masculine—came off more as a big Rabbit. Today, they are nearing extinction, although first-gen Golfs or Rabbits are also far from falling out of trees today. Not as nice as it was hyped up to be, this one really should’ve changed hands—especially with a slushbox. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #F153-1978 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE Champagne Edition convertible. S/N 1382056991. Champagne Metallic/ Parchment vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 33,779 miles. Stated that indicated miles are actual. Older topical repaint, but has more than 33,779 miles worth of rock chips and nicks on nose and leading edges of rear fenders. This despite an aftermarket nose bra. Nicks in paint in rear door jamb from every time door was open and seat belt was unfastened then flipped out of the way, the buckle whacking paint. Good original brightwork, apart from the “N” bent on engine-lid Volkswagen badge. Beneath that, everything is bone-stock but really could stand a clean-up, especially surface-corroded intake plenum casting. Good original top, with light soiling. Good original interior, with commensurate October 2016 143 four-spoke-styled wheels, bright trim around pedals and steering-wheel center, plus included options such as the stereo and clock. Not that the drop-top Beetle needed all that much help, with the 1976 Cadillac Eldorado being trumpeted as the “last American convertible” driving convertible fans to VW, as they were one of the only to offer one. Along with the Caddy being an early “instant collectible”, these Bugs were being slowly but surely gathered up before they were no longer sold here in 1979. Considering that the repaint almost comes off as the initial paint job, this does look the part of a low-mile summer-only toy, and as such was a pretty decent buy. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #6106-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo coupe. S/N 9309801156. Pearl Yellow Gold/ tan leather. Odo: 75,015 miles. Immaculate, with concours-level restoration to better-thannew condition. Reported to include every bill of sale and receipt since new. Phenomenal paint in Pearl Yellow Gold. Trim, rubber and glass as-new. All panels fit perfectly. Interior gine bay. Factory options including limited slip, electric passenger’s side mirror, stone guards, black headliner and sunroof. I spent extra time looking for any flaw and found none. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $214,500. Signature Series, “Paint to Sample” car finished in Pearl Yellow Gold. Reportedly produced on 12/31/1979. One of one in this color. Pre-auction estimates were in the $260k range, and I’ve seen lesser examples go for more. Considering the condition and rarity, this was very well bought. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #10-1984 AUDI QUATTRO hatchback. S/N WAUZZZ85ZEA901290. Eng. # WR005522. White/brown velour. RHD. WR (firstseries) face-lift Quattro. Good order all around, with repaint. Dash plastics good (black dash, so can’t read odo). Seat velour


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Roundup not unduly baggy. Motor lightly hopped up with hybrid turbo, MB brakes, stainless exhaust. With original service book and workshop manual. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,999. Formerly owned by the now-late editor/publisher of Audi Driver magazine and very comprehensively looked after by all the right names. Although WR is nominally the weakest Quattro, this one is probably as good on the road as a later MB or RR version. Sold under estimate, as has been the theme at U.K. sales for the past few months and seems a good value, as you can’t buy a decent E30 M3 for this. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #97-1990 PORSCHE 944 cabriolet. S/N WP0CB2941LN481540. Medium Blue/navy blue canvas/dark blue leather. Odo: 136,387 miles. Despite showing plenty of miles, this car really doesn’t look all that bad. Top was tight, and interior shows some wear but was clean and in order. All glass clean and clear. 930-style black wheels added to visuals. Engine runs out well and it appears that miles on the car were not abusive ones. Cond: 3-. deterioration seen on sidewalls of a couple tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. This car is getting shopworn; seller is going to have to realize this bid was on the generous side for this car. Previously offered at Dan Kruse Classic’s San Antonio sale in March, where it didn’t sell against a $21k bid (SCM# 6799344). Before that, did not sell at Motostalgia’s November 2015 Austin sale at an undisclosed high bid. There was interest in the vehicle, but that stopped before the bidding. Seller wanted closer to $28k; but this is one of those cases where it’s time to fold your hands and walk away to play another day, and let someone else love and care for this adorable orphan car. Dan Kruse Classics, Midland, TX, 05/16. ITALIAN #339-1962 MASERATI SEBRING Series I coupe. S/N 10101557. Red/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 44,952 miles. Thought to be one of 10 or fewer RHD Series Is made. Restored and repainted—originally metallic maroon. Motor tidy, still on Lucas fuel injection. Tan leather newish, just lightly creased. Still with period speaker pod on transmission tunnel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $286,820. Four owners since 1962. Has been in Jersey for some time SOLD AT $10,260. The final price was way below the book value. Seller had been looking for $25k before the sale, but something spooked him into cutting the car loose. Hopefully, a marque expert or very patient mechanic will have a good time with this convertible. We don’t expect a boost in values in the near future for this model; for this car, it really was a gamble. Dan Kruse Classics, Midland, TX, 05/16. IRISH #4-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26T8BD002005. Stainless steel/ black vinyl. Odo: 8,335 miles. Not much changed since we last saw this car; it has become a regular at Texas auctions over the past year. Both front and rear fascias retained colors close to the body hue, but just a bit darker. The interior still looks and smells new. Doors stayed up, engine bay was clean and car started easily. Body showed a couple of minor scratches but glass was without marks, chips or cracks. Wheels clean, but some sidewall before returning to England for restoration (Jerseymen refer to “England” rather than “the mainland”, as Jersey is part of the British isles but not part of the United Kingdom). Sold where expected. When these were new, they cost a quarter more than a DB5. Now they’re a third of the price, so anything under £300k ($437k) looks a relative bargain. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. #304-1964 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Spider. S/N AR852009. Red/black hard top/black leather. RHD. Odo: 97,811 miles. Excellent appearance, looking straight with good chrome. Must have been restored, but catalog is very light on info. Certainly repainted and extensively recommissioned. Seat leather not worn, but mildly baggy. New carpets. Period Arizona-assigned title. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $27,500. I wish Publisher Martin could have compared this concours build to the Alfa he’s having restored. This was a late arrival, probably due to rain that finally stopped late Sunday. Searching top to bottom, I only found a demerit for a hairline crack in the left headlight, another for driver’s door card installed about two centimeters low in recess. Our price guide lists a median value of $66,000, high sale at $82,500, and Investment Grade C. Price paid with commission was half of median, which made this a very well-bought result. Lucky Collector Car Auctions, Tacoma, WA, 05/16. #6148-1970 FIAT 500L 2-dr sedan. S/N 110F2628858. Ivory/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 75,309 km. Good older repaint, with chips and bubbles. Trim, lights and rubber all in good condition. New black fold-back roof. Original hubcaps in good shape. Engine and compartment both clean. Ultra-spartan interior in very nice condition. Door handles pitted. Aftermarket steering wheel, Fiat toolkit. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,500. Overall a really cute Pye Highway radio. With hard top, and old green logbook. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $120,465. Very rare in right-hand drive. Five owners, most recently in a private collection. Sold way over the £50k–£60k ($73k–$87k) estimate, but find another in RHD with hard top. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. BEST BUY #272-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA Spider. S/N AR379851. Red/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 72,178 miles. Wonderful body prep inside and out. Excellent red finish, with all brightwork and glass flawless. New black cloth top, silver steel wheels with small caps, body-color racing mirror on driver’s door. New vinyl interior, with mint dash in body color with clear instruments and mint chrome accents. Right seat original, but driver’s seat is a new Recaro—implying spirited driving intentions. Engine bay immaculate, dual Webers, no leaks or stains. 144 Sports Car Market


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Roundup car in good shape. Good for putting around, which is all you’ll be doing with 17 hp. Like the Mini, the original versions make the new ones look GIGANTIC. Price paid was uppermid range, but with the condition being good, I’d call it both well bought and sold. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. TOP 10 No. 3 #349-1983 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH LP5000 S coupe. S/N ZA9C00500DLA12566. White/white leather. RHD. Odo: 48,000 miles. Color changed from red to white in late ’80s, then restored 2010–11. Fit and finish pretty good for one of these, with leather almost like new and dash top excellent. Motor clean and tidy. Very good order all around, but it seems to have become an artifact rather than an automobile. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $409,742. Sup- seem to be deeper on driver’s side seat bottom than passenger’s. Aftermarket slip-on steeringwheel cover. Period Alpine AM/FM/cassette deck. Light sun fade on console switches. Generally stock under hood, but not cleaned up. Almost better looking on bottom of car. TOP 10 No. 7 #344-1989 LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 25th Anniversary coupe. S/N ZA9C005A0KLA12681. Red/white leather. RHD. Odo: 13,080 km. Renovated in 2003, before it was put away. Clean and tidy, appears not to be suffering from beginnings of Countach rust (over windscreen, around wheel arches), as finish around windscreen not as dire as usual. Leather shiny and lightly creased, but not unduly worn. Although whitespoked steering wheel looking a little tired. plied new through Lamborghini London to His Majesty Prince Salmon bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from Saudi Arabia with a left-hand-drive twin, registered in England in 1988. In this ownership since 2009, last three years stored in Mallorca. Sold right, proving once again that either money cannot buy good taste or the buyer has a finely developed sense of irony. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. #46-1984 FERRARI 400I coupe. S/N ZFFEB06C000047359. Blue/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 53,400 miles. In original color, with front and rear a/c. Tan leather only lightly ruched and creased, dash top lightly rippled. Motor used-car level, but okay, with some New radial tires on stock steel wheels. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $6,600. Interesting color combo with gray cloth top. I’m also noticing that, as of late, there seems to be a lack of crappy Spiders (not that I’m complaining), as better-quality, low-mile originals have been the rule for what I’m seeing this year. Hopefully, the rats are now dying off and good, well-kept originals are what’s left. That should make Publisher Martin happy. Final bid here didn’t make the consignor happy, so back home it goes. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #6091-1988 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A4J0077482. Red/tan leather. Odo: 12,000 miles. Very nice, lowmile example of one of the more famous Ferraris of all time. Paint looks showroom, showing no dings, chips or repairs under close inspection. All trim, rubber, exterior plastic and brightwork excellent. Glass also perfect. Some curb rash on the driver’s side wheels. Newer BF Goodrich tires with a lot of tread. Engine bay immaculate. Interior overall in very good condition, with driver’s seat showing some signs of gentle use. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $162,250. An overall pristine example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $352,378. Occupied center stage in front of rostrum. Formerly the property of Cleo Roberts before she became the last Mrs. Shelby, in storage since 2004. Sold right on the money even though the catalog implied the vendor was hoping for a little more. There are so many of these about, and so many on the market at any given time that they’re an easily quantifiable commodity. Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. #49-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFAA17C000084383. Red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 38,399 miles. Twin-mirror, five-lug TR. Recently repainted. Leather lightly wrinkled. Last belt change 2013. Motor is clean and tidy, no leaks. With books and tools. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $138,175. Sold blue silicon hoses. With tool roll. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,817. In this ownership since 1993 and 42,720 miles. Sold right at lower estimate and right on the money. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #F161-1986 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2000 “Graduate” convertible. S/N ZARBA5418G1043842. White/gray cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 53,532 miles. Consignor claims indicated miles are correct, and car is mostly original. Pretty decent original paint, but heavily soiled in hood and trunk recesses. Lightly scuffed original brightwork. Moderate UV fading on mirrors and rear spoiler. Newer top, with light scuffing on plastic backlight. Pleats 146 way under (like, £15k under) lower estimate of £120k ($156k), but that appeared to be the new norm for U.K. auctions in July and August—thanks to uncertainties created by the EU vote. Under the circumstances, possibly well bought—equally possibly a brave purchase. Price therefore is understandable. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. Binder of receipts showing recent service adds to the desirability. The looks of the car teeter on ’80s without crossing the line into kitsch. Price paid here was about 25% over median for this model. Over the past few years, while generally trending up, prices have fluctuated from auction to auction. Condition and mileage are the key factors. This car was in great condition, and with low miles, but not too low, so buyer should be able to drive it a bit without affecting the value. Still, tip slightly to the well-sold side of the equation. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #S136-1991 FERRARI MONDIAL T convertible. S/N ZFFRK33A4M0089909. Rosso Corsa/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 31,336 miles. Stated that service history comes with car, with timing belts replaced approximately 5k miles ago. Mostly original paint, but does have a panel respray on left rear, possibly from light collision damage. 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Roundup bay, but does show regular maintenance. Dirty, untouched undercarriage. Aftermarket wheels with wider tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,400. So, is there anyone out there honest enough to admit that they buy a Mondial only because it’s the cheapest way to be a Ferrari owner and look like a big shot? At least the consignor was honest enough to admit that he’s getting too old for it. Market-correct sale. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. JAPANESE #4-1972 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS3083622. Eng. # L24104788. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 4,107 miles. California import. Now with power steering and unspecified brake and suspension upgrades (still has rear drums), plus limited-slip differential. Repainted, straight, appears stock apart from Panasports. Interior very good, with perfect dash plastics and unworn velour. Motor and fans, and, for the time, these cars offered the best bang for the buck. Styling from the school of Ferrari Daytona coupes, with about as much horsepower as possible from OHC six, and reliability that was a step above many others of the day. Fair deal for its condition. Dan Kruse Classics, Midland, TX, 05/16. #311-1998 SUBARU IMPREZA STi 22B 2-dr sedan. S/N GC8071344. Eng. # E122000271. Blue/blue & black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,540 miles. 307 of 400. Like new, although had a new fender and a bumper after a minor accident in 1999. Alloys uncurbed. Seat-base leather has eased just a little, Prince Naseem crowns on headrests, rest of interior like new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $106,533. Originally the property of boxer Prince Naseem Hamed. Sold for about three times what a normal minter would realize. The populist hand of celebrity strikes again... Silverstone, Northamptonshire, U.K., 05/16. underside super-clean, with aluminum radiator, stainless exhaust. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,453. In California until 2015. Early Z cars have been gathering wind in Europe, and this was on the money—about the same as a perfect early Mini Cooper or Frogeye Sprite, Mk I Escort Mexico or first-gen Mustang convertible. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #6-1976 DATSUN 280Z coupe. S/N HLS30299542. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 98,385 miles. Wearing what appears to be its original paint and interior, this Datsun looked solid. Doors, hood and rear hatch all worked as designed and maintained factory specs for fit and finish. Interior did sport modern audio, with speakers cut into original door panels. Also had factory a/c and manually operated roll-up windows. Glass was good all around, but this was not a stellar vehicle. Horrible wheels really needed to be disposed of; hopefully, the new owner will do this. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,956. Face it, the majority of vehicles produced in the mid-to-late 1970s are just not exciting. There is a group of dedicated Z-car October 2016 AMERICAN #S156-1933 FORD DELUXE Boydster III roadster. S/N B5451120. Red/red leather. Odo: 1,353 miles. The first Boydster III built, assembled on commission for consignor, and signed by Boyd on cowl under the hood. Boyd Coddington Pro-ride chassis, with four-wheel tubular A-arm independent suspension, fourwheel disc brakes, four-wheel coil-over shocks, and rack-and-pinion steering. Powered by a Chevy Mark IV big block through a 700R4 automatic and 3.20 differential. Flawless paint, even with easily discernible polishing swirls. Minimal road splash on equally well-painted and polished billet undercarriage. MSRA membership decal on tinted windshield. Minimal signs of heat cycling under hood. Slight steering wheel rim and carpet 147


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Roundup wear from minimal use. Like-new upholstery. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $84,000. Not one of the later kit bodies; both this car and the better-known 2004 Goodguys blue and yellow giveaway car were built at this same time, this one having been finished and sold first by a cash-paying customer. Love or hate the late Boyd Coddington, he left his mark on the hotrodding scene—and he won’t be building any more cars, either. The only owner is looking at downsizing, but for what this was bid to, it will take a lot more to make this a two-owner car. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #38-1949 CADILLAC SERIES 75 Fleet- wood limousine. S/N 497520412. Black/ tan velour. Odo: 57,715 miles. Straight and shiny. Chrome and brightwork all good, dash all good save for a few scratches. Timber door caps are excellent, and seat velour almost unmarked. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $50,179. Once property of Richard J. Cushing, Archbishop of Boston, the man who married JFK and Jackie Dull and dingy under hood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,740. By 1953, the DeSoto line was distilled down to two lines: the flathead inline6-cylinder Power Master and the Hemi V8 Firedome. The offerings were nearly identical otherwise, but the convertible was only available as a Firedome. This example is on a ragged edge of not quite presentable anymore, but not in need of restoration. On Friday, as Lot F115, was originally a no-sale at $18k, which, in retrospect, consignor really should’ve taken. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #S162-1953 WILLYS M38A1 military tactical utility. S/N 50618. OD green/OD green canvas/OD green canvas. Odo: 492 miles. 134-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Restored equally by both owner and a military vehicle specialist. Completed unit at least in as-originallybuilt condition—actually better due to betterquality bodywork and show-quality presentation. Minimally lettered on bumpers to reflect late owner’s unit when he was in the Army. Seats—including a rear seat—and basic soft top fitted with authentic reproduction OD canvas, in a manner congruent with original assembly quality. Equipped with a center pedestal mount, with a deactivated .50-cal M2 machine gun with dummy right-side plate, but all correct mounts including ammo-can cradle, in 1953—so inevitably it’s become referred to as the “Kennedy Cadillac.” I wonder if this is the car which inspired the Timbuk3 track “The Reverend Jack and his Roamin’ Cadillac Church”? Has lately been in Finland and then the Netherlands. Hammered towards low end of estimate, but a fair deal all around. H&H Auctions, Droitwich Spa, U.K., 07/16. #S92-1953 DESOTO FIREDOME con- vertible. S/N 55104988. Blue metallic/white vinyl/dark blue vinyl & cloth inserts. Odo: 23,546 miles. 276-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Old masked-off repaint that’s a lot darker than original hue. It’s peeling along masked edges and has its share of light scuffing and scratches. Overspray still on various undercarriage components—notably rear leaf-spring covers, in addition to door seals. Old bias-ply tires almost bald. Doors droop slightly, so they don’t shut well. Dull, tired original stainless and plating. Older top redo has shrunk along outside edges and exposes bows. It also has a couple of small holes along body. Seats and door panels redone with modern synthetic cloth inserts. Heavier steering-wheel crazing. 148 plus an NOS vinyl cover. Concours-quality engine bay, which would more than pass an I.G. inspection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $28,080. In the name of full disclosure, the photo presented here is from where it was parked months before the auction, since the family of the late owner contacted me earlier this year on how to sell it (also, a dark green vehicle in a dark building doesn’t photograph well). Discussing their options, I recommended consigning it at this auction and photographed it to present to auction house. Before it was consigned, I also ran it past a couple of fellow MV collectors, who gave it a pass because they thought it was too much money (MV collectors can actually rival Corvair owners for being cheap). As the late owner had turned down $21k shortly before he died, all parties concerned should be very pleased with result. Don’t bother to thank me, as no good deed goes unpunished. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #6109-1956 LINCOLN PREMIERE 2-dr hard top. S/N 56WA43860L. Starmist White & Amethyst/white leather. Odo: 33,077 miles. 368-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Alabama car. Older repaint good from 15 feet, with drips and chips up close. Massive chrome bumpers in excellent condition. Trim and rubber dry. Older whitewalls with original hubcaps. Interior very tired, but could be spruced up. Engine compartment in excellent, original condition. Space-age a/c tubes coming up from rear sill into headliner. A couple of bird droppings on back sill do not instill confidence. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,950. From the collection of a Premiere fan (he reportedly owned three); it’s really hard to deny the elegant, almost delicate design of this car. The colors were right and all the parts were there. The clear plastic a/c ducts boosted the ’50s vibe significantly. The condition was iffy—too many dings and fades and the interior looked on the verge. Excellent examples can bring north of $40k. Final price was right for a car in this condition. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #S154-1956 PACKARD CLIPPER Cus- tom Series 2-dr hard top. S/N 56671645. Aqua & white/aqua vinyl, black inserts. Odo: 64,846 miles. 352-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Old yet presentable topical repaint. Doors don’t shut very well. Dull stainless trim, lightly pitted door handles and emblems, plus peeling chrome on back bumper. Passenger’s side of windshield plastered with vehicle license stickers from Farmington, MO, dating from 1975 to 1981, plus an older car-club sticker and two current Goodguys decals. Vent window glass starting to delaminate. Front torsion bars have front end cranked all the way down. Interior in generally good condition, although I suspect that seat inserts and carpeting are replaced. Aftermarket gauges mounted below dash. Modern seat belts added up front. Plastic seat-bottom frame trim broken. Chassis has several thick layers of undercoating. Old, wide whitewall bias-ply tires. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,420. From the final year of a “real” Detroit-built Packard, the Custom Series was middle level of Clipper line but entry level for a 2-door hard top. If that seems confusing, don’t worry; in 1957 there weren’t any hard Sports Car Market


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Our Portland Hipster by Tony Piff What are the hipsters driving in your town? Send submissions to hipster@sportscarmarket.com. #143. 1987 MERKUR XR4TI hatchback. S/N WF1BT80W0HM669790. 163,503 km (101,596 miles). “Well maintained Canadian driver. Upgrades include big front brakes and rear disc conversion, high-volume fuel pump and manual boost controller. The seller has added 4,000 km (2,485 miles) over two years and describes the car as strong and reliable with cosmetic issues.” Condition: 3-. tland Hipster by Tony Piff What are the hipsters driving in your town? Send submissions to hipster@sportscarmarket.com. #143. 1987 MERKUR XR4TI hatchback. S/N WF1BT80W0HM669790. 163,503 km (101,596 miles). “Well maintained Canadian driver. Upgrades include big front brakes and rear disc conversion, high-volume fuel pump and manual boost controller. The seller has added 4,000 km (2,485 miles) over two years and describes the car as strong and reli- able with cosmetic issues.” Condition: 3-. Roundup Roundup tops—only Studebaker 4-door sedans and wagons in drag. Even when Packards were used cars with plummeting values in the early 1960s, the last-year 1956s tended to be picked up and saved by more than a few forwardthinking old-car guys, and that’s likely what happened here. While rough around edges, at least it’s still around. Sold reasonably. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. SOLD AT $4,778. North American buyers couldn’t get over this European Ford’s odd-but-aerodynamic fishbowl hatchback body or its equally ham-fisted name. An expensive flop when new, today the XR4Ti is an interesting option for quirky, dirt-cheap performance, offering RWD, independent rear suspension and turbocharged fun from the same reliable 2.3 that powered the Mustang SVO. Upkeep costs can quickly outpace value, but this looked like a good one. Well bought. Bring A Trailer, 7/7/16. #1714. 1974 SUBARU 1400 DL coupe. S/N A22L911806. 46,028 miles. “Clean survivor, bought new in Chehalis, WA. Stored in a garage since the mid-1980s. Third owner recommissioned it in 2015. Paintwork is original. No evidence of corrosion. Minimal interior wear. 1,400-cc “Quadrozontal” 4-cylinder boxer starts quickly hot or cold. FWD, 4-speed manual.” Condition: 3. SOLD AT $8,640. Pacer was second tier up of four trim levels of Edsels in their inaugural year. As such, this was the most opulent on Ford-based platform, with higher-level Corsairs and Citations Mercury-based. Maybe consignor was thinking it was Edsel’s Pontiac, with an attempt at sportiness with faux knockoffs. It didn’t work that well, as it rolled off the block as a no-sale at $7,750. A post-block sale by the end of day for essentially the next bid up. Sold well enough for new owner to afford a correct set of wheel covers—or even dogdish Ranger hubcaps—out in the swapmeet on Sunday. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. SOLD AT $7,582. A primitive logic circuit hardwired deep within my reptilian hipster brain sees this and tells me, “A car this homely could only exist if it were really good. You should buy it.” The logic continues: “The customers who bought these were probably really smart, but the company had to dumb down their design to make it appeal to more people. That’s why this is the only one you’ve ever seen.” Of course, if you told my inner idiot he got the story 100% backward, he’d just launch into a tirade defending the superiority of vinyl records and vintage rangefinder cameras. The only place this fragile, preserved relic belongs is on static display, and the strong price suggests that’s where it’s headed. Well bought and sold. Bring A Trailer, 7/19/16. ♦ 150 #6121-1964 PLYMOUTH VALIANT convertible. S/N 144255900B. White/navy blue canvas/blue vinyl. Odo: 69,040 miles. 170-ci I6, 1-bbl, auto. Older repaint holding up well. Some dings and chips, but nothing #S139-1958 EDSEL PACER sedan. S/N W8UF724685. White & red/dark beige nylon. Odo: 81,015 miles. 361-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Five-footer repaint, with masking miscues around window-frame trim plus overspray on door jambs, seals and glass. While white and red coves are original colors, roof was changed to red from original turquoise. Holes still in right front fender from original mirror. Crack in left rear door glass. Replated bumpers and buffed-out bodyside trim, but anything that’s firmly attached to car is original and scuffed. Original seats, with seam separations on bottom front cushion along inserts. Carpet looks to be newer replacement, as it has less wear and is cocoa brown rather than dark beige as elsewhere inside. Cond: 3. egregious. Chrome, trim and rubber all in good shape. Really nice engine bay with lots of space to see every detail of the slant-six. No oil or fluid to be seen, all wiring and parts in good order. Chrome 14-inch wheels. Newer Stayfast top. Nice original interior in very good condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,625. What a nice little cruiser. About as worry-free as you can get and still have head-turning capabilities. For less than $10k you’re cruising in style. The best thing was that a really nice dad had bought this for his son as a first car. Neither of them knew anything about cars, but they were eager to jump in. The journey begins.... Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #6055-1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL convertible. S/N 5Y86N410101. Black/black canvas/brown leather. Odo: 99,076 miles. 430ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Deep black paint excellent all around, with smooth, straight sheet metal. Massive chrome bumpers like new. Most trim and brightwork very good, but some original pieces showing pitting. Newer whitewalls. Interior excellent, front seats showing some use. Dash was excellent but, again, some original pieces of trim show pitting and age. Steering wheels beginning to separate in places. Carpets look new. Engine bay tidy, but not pristine. Later entry with no write-up, but said to have been fully restored to “virtual factory- original condition.” Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $70,400. Out of the four Continentals at the auction—’48, ’57, ’64, and ’65—this car brought the highest sale by almost double. Iconic is truly overused when describing this car, but it’s still apt. This car brought the most fawning love of any vehicle at the auction. ’60s Continental convertibles are among the top of collector cars for the post-Baby-Boom crowd. Price paid here was double the market median, but understanding how difficult they are to restore, and how wildly popular they’ve become, it looked rather sensible. The best of these cars are on their way to pulling $100k on a regular basis. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #S149-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hard top. S/N 164375S125185. Glacier Gray/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 51,054 miles. 409-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Optional 340-hp 409 V8, power steering, vinyl roof, AM radio, and in-dash tach. Stock steel wheels with dogdish caps and older radial tires. Repainted over 30 years ago, and despite some light polishing swirls and paint chipping, still presents well. Roof redone in a vinyl that’s off from OEM texture. Good door and panel fit. Selective Sports Car Market


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Roundup brightwork reworking and replacement over the years. Front suspension sits high, and judging by tire wear, has excessive negative camber. Light seat and door panel wear. Heavier carpet fading and wear. Old, graypainted exhaust system and gas tank, with plenty of dents. Engine repainted in recent equipped and recently repainted. Back then, they wanted about $6,500 for it, which was all the money in the world. Today it was bid to more than all the money in the world for it. It would have been wise to let it go. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. years, with dull chrome on valve covers and air cleaner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,400. Most data on ’65s with 409s indicate that the last ones were fitted before New Year’s Day 1965, shortly before the Mark IV big block was introduced. Per consignor, this was previously in the Reggie Jackson Collection, purchased by him at Barrett-Jackson in early 1980s and resold to the consignor’s brotherin-law a few years later. While starting to unwind, the bones are still good. Just when it was starting to roll off the block as a no-sale at $30k—to the point that it was stated that it was going to take $32k to buy it that day—the consignor wisely cut the car loose. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #S145-1966 FORD GALAXIE 500 7-Li- ter convertible. S/N 6G63Q170650. Red/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 50,750 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Dataplate pop-riveted back onto door after repaint several decades ago. Retains a good-enough sheen to leave as-is for a driver rather than repainting. Decent door gaps, but they rattle. Mostly original brightwork. Front bumper has an older replate. If the rear did, it’s not looking that great now. While older top is serviceable, plastic backlight needs to be replaced due to seam separations and fogging. Original interior, with light seat wear, but heavier carpet fading. Rather dingy under hood. Non-stock high-rise intake manifold, carburetor, air cleaner and valve- #6141-1967 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 67410F4A01867. Wimbledon White/ black vinyl. Odo: 81,472 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Beautiful Wimbledon White paint with blue stripes showing no flaws. Door, panel, hood and trunk fit looking very good. Chrome perfect. Correct wheels and badging. All trim and glass excellent. Rare inboard headlamps. Functioning C-pillar roof scoops for fresh air in the cabin. Interior looking very fresh, with nice amount of wear to wooden steering wheel. One of 2,048 produced. Four-speed manual, power steering, power brakes, Stuart Warner gauges, comfort weave bucket seats, factory five-spoke KelseyHayes wheels and factory roll bar. Car has a great stance and no obvious flaws. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $159,500. I saw this car back in 2007 at Russo’s Monterey sale (SCM# 1570716, $134,200), where the reporter said that the engine and transmission were not original. Now, according to auction materials, this car is said to sport a matching-numbers 428 Police Interceptor motor with correct BJ and BK dual-quad carburetors and correct block casting. ’67s come up less frequently than ’68s and have a leaner, cleaner presentation, which usually brings a bit of a premium. Sale price is about in the middle of results over the past 12 months. Call this fairly bought and sold. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #S146-1967 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 67400F7A02814. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 65,241 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Wide driving-light configuration. Old repaint, with lots of polishing swirls. Light orange peel in the B-pillars. Paint chips on edges of hood and hood opening from said hood being out of alignment. Doors rattle because rubber stop cover wingnuts. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $15,250. The multiple pinstripes that follow major bodyside contours are correctly stock, as it was one of the lesser nuances of the oneyear-wonder 7-Liter package. I’ve always been keen on these, and considered buying one over 30 years ago. That one was similarly October 2016 151


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Roundup bumpers weren’t replaced after respray. Decent, mostly original brightwork. Hood stayed latched all day (as it was a late arrival to auction), but stated that motor replaced with a 1969 428 Cobra Jet. Seat padding compressed significantly on driver’s side, and bottom frame molding broken. Repaired stitching on both seat backs. CD stereo mounted beneath Shelby-signed glovebox door, aftermarket speakers cut into rear armrest panels. Shelby registry shows ownership history mostly in NJ, with collision damage before 1980. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. While this got a lot of attention when it turned up, those who looked turned away a short time later. With no attempt at detailing (unless you call washing it recently detailed) and minimal information about car, nobody was seriously bidding here. Stated that it takes $110k to get it bought, but this generally fell on deaf ears. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #F160-1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD 400 replica convertible. S/N 223678U163387. Red/white vinyl/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 62,609 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Minimally equipped. Rally II wheels with radial tires. Monoleaf rear springs—so it’s not a real-deal 400. Newer, good color-change repaint from original Verdoro Green. Door gaps uneven, but they shut fine, with some rattling. Replated bumpers and mix of reproduction and decent original trim. Reproduction seats with re-dyed door panels and newer carpeting. Modern triple-gauge pack added beneath center of dashboard. Also with aftermarket thermostat housing, intake manifold, carburetor, air cleaner and chrome radiator-to-fender braces. Windshield washer nozzles crushed at cowl (clean windows are overrated, anyway). Long- der clearcoat. Stated that it’s the original engine, and it certainly doesn’t look like it’s been attended to much in past 48 years—apart from an aftermarket air cleaner. Firewall and fender wells have been spray-bombed black in recent years. Camaro call-outs missing from front fenders. Decent door fit. Dashboard center stack a wood-grained Interior Décor Group piece—cut to make a modern cassette deck hands for $14,850 (SCM# 6788479) at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas 2015 sale, so perhaps a slight gain for the seller, but what I would call market-correct for the buyer. Russo and Steele, Newport Beach, CA, 06/16. #S124.6-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO fit—but no other piece inside car is. Certainly not aftermarket oil-pressure and temp gauges mounted under dash, or modern Hurst shifter. Seats look to be early reproductions, with light-to-moderate wear. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. It’s not often that you see a Camaro color-changed to blue. Especially since Corvette Bronze was a fairly rare color on Camaros. Usually, blue ones end up repainted black or red. Originally bid to $23k when first ran across block as Lot F163, then to $18k the next day as Lot S108. The latter is about where the market really is on this. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #6172-1969 BUICK SKYLARK GS wagon. S/N 444569H332135. Maroon metallic/ black vinyl. Odo: 37,237 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Gaudy metallic maroon paint, but a decent job of it, with only some minor swirls. Rear windows blacked out. Chrome in good condition, trim decent all around. Upper side vista windows have issues. Doors fit well, as does massive hood. Modern 19-inch American Racing Torq Thrust wheels. Vinyl interior in very good condition. Center console looks cool with floor shifter and added tach. Engine bay in excellent condition. Functional Ram Air hood and intake system. TH350 auto duration cam in motor, with a rather robust retort from low-budget, dual-exhaust system. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. Just like the Camaro SS upgrade from the base Camaro with which it shares a platform, 400s had a multi-leaf rear suspension unlike the standard Firebird’s one-leaf wonder on each side in the back. One look under the car shows that this is a put-together 400. Don’t worry, nearly 50 years of metal fatigue and now a motor more robust than it was intended to deal with will eventually cause the springs to fail. As such, bid for all its worth for the parts. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #F163-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 124378N380192. Dark blue metallic/ black vinyl. Odo: 80,382 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Average color-change base/ clear repaint from original Corvette Bronze (paint code OO). Also added Z/28 stripes un- 152 RS/SS convertible. S/N 124679N668393. Dusk Blue/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 57,673 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. L48, TH350 transmission, 12-bolt Positraction differential, Cowl Induction, power steering, power front-disc brakes, painted front bumper, Interior Décor Group, full-gauge console and power top. Older restoration, which has seen some use. Good repaint, with a few light nicks touched up. Generally good panel fit, even if doors take a bit of effort to latch properly. Recent engine detailing touch-up, with all GM or reproduction components. Windshield-washer pump doesn’t have any hoses connected to it. Well-fitted replacement top. Repainted dashboard and re-dyed kick panels. Retro-look modern sound system displaces original radio. Mostly black-painted undercarriage, including an exhaust system that’s starting to rot out. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. This was a pretty good restoration when it was completed, but now starting to unwind. Best bet if selling is to let it go for driver-grade money and not look back. Best bet if buying is to not pay show-car money and be prepared to deal with annoying little stuff on occasion, as it’s neither cost effective nor deteriorated enough to just gut and redo it. As such, final bid fell into no man’s land. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #S157-1971 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS coupe. S/N 124871N510232. Sunflower Yellow/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 67,945 miles. 350-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Recent bare-body professional repaint in original Sunflower Yellow. All brightwork refurbished or replaced as needed. Retains original selling dealer tag on trunk lid—Modern Chevrolet of Lubbock, TX. Door-jamb emissions tag removed from jamb during repaint. Good door fit, with no transmission, factory a/c, bucket seat, power front disc brakes. Good overall, but funky around the edges. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,050. I’m ambivalent on hot-rod wagons. A lot of times the mods don’t match the staid overall styling. This Buick has a fairly heavy rear end which, design-wise, clashes with the 19-inch wheels. It took a lot to get the bidding up to $15k, and the final sale happened out in the lot after bidding. This car last traded Sports Car Market


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Roundup scratches in door glass. All-new interior soft trim, expertly installed. Heavily re-dyed dashboard and top pad. Idiot light instrumentation. DIN-mount CD sound system made to fit stock radio’s location, with speakers added to kick panels and rear parcel shelf. Generally clean and somewhat correctly detailed under hood, but with aftermarket hose clamps, hoses, belts and battery. “When it doubt, paint it black” school of detailing the cowl—to include brake components. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,520. Some folks dog the highly ineffective Rally Sport split front bumpers. I rather like the pseudo-Ferrari look, and suggest that if a coupe with heavy impact protection is what you want, you might prefer a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado. With the base 350 under this car’s hood, both coupes would probably perform about the same. Nice but not stunning, and a closer driving experience to that Eldo than a ’69 Z/28, this sold market-correct. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #F122-1972 CHEVROLET C10 Custom Series pickup. S/N CCE142J102224. Ochre & white/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 6,048 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Retains original build sheet on glovebox door, confirming that it’s equipped with optional power steering, power front-disc brakes, full gauge package, AM radio and cargo light. Steel-floor cargo box. Stated restored earlier this year. Tilt steering column and GMC steering wheel added then. Door panels and seats redone with correct reproduction pieces. Repaint looks acceptable on outside, but masking lines are present around glass and door seals were poorly masked off—if at all. Decent door fit. Older want to use it as an occasional large-stuff carrier, you won’t sweat bullets over scratching or denting the box. It reran on Saturday as Lot S94, doing two grand better at $10,000, but failing to sell. Still bid below market, but got closer to negotiating range. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #F132.2-1973 FORD MUSTANG Mach 1 fastback. S/N 3F05Q230533. Gold Glow/ black vinyl/Ginger vinyl. Odo: 92,875 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Dealer-added a/c. Original radio replaced with aftermarket AM/ FM/cassette deck. Originally equipped with forged aluminum wheels, but now shod with repop Magnum 500s, with radials. Good-quality repaint done a few years back, with generally good masking aside from light overspray on door seals. Replated rear bumper, which is canted downwards slightly. Good original interior, with more noticeable soiling on front seat bottoms and center console pad. Door panels original, but have been removed at least once and not refitted very well. As such, door- Interior has a definite mildew smell to it, but not overpowering. Chunk of carpeting torn out below driver’s side kick panel. To be charitable, remaining carpet is nasty. Seats likely older replacements, or at best have been cov- ered for most of their existence, as they show least amount of wear or fading of anything inside car. Modern DIN-mount sound system in stock radio’s location. Used-car engine bay. Heavier surface rust on undercarriage—apart from a newer, stock-style exhaust system. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,300. 1977 was the first year that leather interiors were standard, although cloth was a no-cost option. This has all the earmarks of being a Southwestern U.S. desert car. Color of gravel—inside and out— repainted due to original beneath it being baked, along with a faded interior. Since 1977 is one of the least desirable of the 63 years of Corvettes, coupled with this basically being a 39-year-old used car, it was correctly bought. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. engine repaint, with recent coat of exhaustmanifold dressing. Very grimy carburetor. Poorly repainted air cleaner. Looks like nothing done under truck since a set of single-leaf helper springs was added to stock rear-coilspring suspension. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. Personally, I’d be hard pressed to call this a restoration—more of a mild cosmetic reconditioning at best. However, if you did “ 154 lock plungers are severely canted inwards, with non-stock ends. Older engine repaint and repop decals. Fender-to-cowl braces painted same shade of light Ford Corporate Blue. Original dingy undercarriage. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,820. What’s most unusual about this final-year big pony is the half-vinyl roof. By and large, most were found on 2-door hard-top Grandes but could be ordered as an option on Mach 1 fastbacks. By 1973, the Mach 1 was pretty much a racy T-bird anyway, with this motor being the hottest unit available that year. Prices for 1971–73s went soft a couple of years ago, and this example shows that they seem to be picking up again. Twin Cities Auctions, St. Paul, MN, 06/16. #S138.5-1977 CHEVROLET COR- VETTE coupe. S/N 1ZE7L7S432251. Corvette Tan/Buckskin leather. Odo: 84,771 miles. 350-ci 180-hp V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional a/c, tilt/tele steering column, cruise control and alloy wheels. Repainted entirely at least once—not especially well, either. Door fit not that good. All emblems faded to some extent. #111-1986 PONTIAC FIERO GT coupe. S/N 1G2PG9793GP267707. Black & silver/ black vinyl. Odo: 37,984 miles. 2.8-L fuelinjected V6, 5-sp. Shows some signs of road use, with minor chips on front end. No, make that major chips and flaking. Windshield with a number of pits. Left-side glass behind door cracked. Interior has some sun-baked damage, but seats and floor covering show minimal wear. Engine sounds good, with no smoke on The Fiero GT is a fun little car, but this one looks like it has more issues than SCM and ACC combined. ” start-up, and appeared to shift easily into gear. Brakes and lights were working—not so sure about a/c or other factory accessories. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $2,500. The Fiero GT is a fun little car, but this one looks like it has more issues than SCM and ACC combined. Seller should have cut his loss and just let the car go to a new home where it might be cared for. Holding out for a grand more may see this end up on a used-car lot near the border, in the back row, forgotten to all. Dan Kruse Classics, Midland, TX, 05/16. © Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers I can maybe get my tail into this thing, but where am I going to put my nuts? — Warren D. Blatz Jr., via email one of these nutty drivers. Now, if I can just open the door a little more. — Phil Schroeder, Platte City, MO Mmmmm… Speed Racer is crunchy on the outside, gooey in the middle! Maybe I’ll become a carnivore after all! — Michele Kelsch, McMinnville, OR Um, nice touch! A walnut dash! — Ken Yokelson, Atlanta, GA I’m looking for the nuts who drove this car! — Nick Soprano, via email So, I left the GT40 door open, and a damn squirrel got in and ate the passenger seat! — Gary Francis, Chico, CA Enzo, cleverly disguised as RUNNER-UP: With a heavy right foot, the back end of this car gets very squirrelly. — Walter Meyer, Eagle, ID It may be an exotic supercar, but it’s still squirrelly! — Dan Faustman, Elk Grove, CA Another rodent trying to get in on the recent Ford GT appreciation. — Brian Balladares, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Jacky and Jackie BOTH knew better than to use Ford’s new “Peanut Butter Body Wash” on race day, but neither listened! — Ken Sargavakian, New Fairfield, CT Hard and crunchy on the outside; soft and chewy on the inside! Yum! — David English, via email Honey, have you seen the lug nuts for my diecast GT40? — Erik Olson, Martinez, CA Only nuts drive too close to the wall at the new Fukushima track. — Eric Meyer, via email To keep his Heritage Edition Ford GT in concours condition, Bob decided to squirrel it away. — Jack Frankel, Silver Spring, MD There should be some big nuts in here. After all, the car won the This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2016 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 mystery- photo@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. 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans. — Rick Albrechtson, via email It takes big nuts to drive a GT40? Squirrel didn’t think so. — James S. Eubanks, Marietta, GA For Sale: Ford GT Gulf car #6 with a rat motor. Barn Find. Handling is a little squirrelly. — Richard Freeman, via email There must be a nut in here somewhere! — Stu Klarich, Mesa, AZ I heard the 1964 and 1965 Ford GT40s handle really squirrelly, and the drivers are nuts. As a giant, man-eating squirrel from Le Mans, I thought I’d try to eat a giant squirrel, secretly scopes out the GT40s prior to the 1966 Le Mans race. — Don Mackay, Oceanside, CA The GT40 was handling kind of squirrelly, so master mechanic Rocket J. was called in to check things out. — Billy Hufnagel, Placentia, CA If these Gulf Ford GT40s sell for $11 million, there’s gotta be a couple of nuts inside. — Mike Buettell, Roche Harbor, WA Warren D. Blatz Jr. put a voice to what many men think as they bend themselves into a pretzel to get into a low-slung, crazy-fast car — even when there are no squirrels nearby. For this, he wins an SCM hat and a bag of nuts. © SCM Mystery Photo Stocks are Running Thin! Please Send Us Your (High-Res) Oddball Automotive Images! 156 Sports Car Market Terry Ballard


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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 1949 MG TC roadster 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II BN7 roadster S/N 1E15000. Carmen Red/beige. 78,064 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. Highly original, numbersmatching, California black-plate XKE that was professionally restored by Jaguar professionals. Striking color combo, black top, new Vredestein tires, recent servicing includes receipts dating back to the late ’70s. This XKE roadster is complete and ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed today. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com (CA) 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II convertible 1967 Jaguar XKE Series I convertible 1971–73 Jaguar E-type Looking to buy. Automatic transmission, low mileage and as original as possible. If you or anyone you know owns and is looking to sell, please call me. Ph: 818.763.1137. German 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL roadster Graphite Gray/red leather. High-quality restoration approximately 10 years ago, still looks fresh. 81k one-owner miles. Full documentation. $115,000. Contact Lou, Ph: 719-633-3858. Email: autogallerymuseum@yahoo.com (CO) 1965 Porsche 3556C Reutter cabriolet S/N XPAG9043. Yellow/black. 2,200 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. 1,250-cc engine. Has undergone a previous body-off restoration and maintained in excellent condition, with few miles since completion, as evident by its condition. Cream exterior highlighted by black interior and top. Complete with the side curtains. $33,000. Legendary Motors, LLC. Contact Tom, Ph: 978.852.3988. Email: tom@legendarymotorsllc. com (MA) 1959 MGA Twin-Cam roadster S/N 1823. Old English/red. 54,808 miles. 4-spd manual. This two-seater tri-carb is a very unique and limited-production Austin-Healey. It is said that only 355 of these rare Austin-Healeys were imported to the United States. 2,912-cc engine with a 4-speed manual transmission. $97,000. Legendary Motors, LLC. Contact Tom, Ph: 978.852.3988. Email: tom@ legendarymotorsllc.com (MA) 1965 Bentley Continental S3 Mulliner Park Ward 2-door saloon 22,377 miles. Opalescent Gray with an original red leather interior, black canvas soft top with matching tonneau boot. Very nice example equipped with an upgraded 5-speed gearbox, chrome wire wheels, period AM/FM radio, complete with books, jack in bag, tool roll, service records and Heritage Certificate, $18,000 in recent receipts. An intelligently upgraded roadster in the most desirable color combination. $74,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@ heritageclassics.com (CA) 1971 Jaguar XKE Series II convertible S/N 161036. 59,300 miles. Original Slate Gray/red leather color combination from the factory per the included Kardex and CoA. Cosmetic restoration in 2010. Engine freshened less than one month ago by Les Long. Well sorted, good history, dry and straight with good original floors. Ready for vintage touring or show events. Auto Kennel. Contact Paul, Ph: 714.335.4911. Email: paul@autokennel.com (CA) 1965 Porsche 356C cabriolet S/N YD3754. Orient Red/black. I4 (inline 4), 4-spd manual. This Orient Red roadster is a rare and unmolested example. One of only 2,111 examples ever produced. Collector owned, with less than 500 test miles since a recent detailed restoration by TwinCam specialist Jim Alcorn of La Jolla, CA. Includes books, tools, BMIHT Certificate and black tonneau cover. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) 1960 MGA 1600 roadster Brewster Green/tan. Chinese Eyes. Tan Connolly leather and wool carpet and headliner. Third owner from new. Fully documented. Always garaged and perfectly maintained. Great driver. $105,000. Contact Benoit, Ph: 310.435.1220. Email: benoit@ boutiquesearchfirm.com 1966 Jaguar XKE convertible S/N 2R13675. British Racing Green/Biscuit. 25,001 miles. I6 (inline 6), 4-spd manual. Beautiful British Racing Green over Biscuit, only 25,001 documented miles! Excellent running-and-driving condition, numbers matching, from the end of the 6-cylinder E-type era, making this a very collectible model. Includes a treasure-trove of documentation, along with tools and much more. An original car with excellent chrome, and good body-panel fit. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com (CA) 1973 Jaguar XKE Series III V12 convertible S/N 1617750. Ruby Red/black. 18,532 miles. H4, 4-spd manual. Documented rotisserie restoration by many of the premier Porsche restorers completed in 1996. Upgraded SC motor that was rebuilt by the ”Maestro” Harry Pellow. The metal work was performed by Ken Kolbe and the paintwork completed by Meister Restorations. $150,000. Legendary Motors, LLC. Contact Tom, Ph: 978.852.3988. Email: tom@legendarymotorsllc. com (MA) 1970 Porsche 914-6 convertible S/N GHNL95543. Chariot Red/Black w/red piping. I4 (inline 4), 4-spd manual. New, as-original condition. Restored to original specification using recommissioned original parts wherever possible. This car is what a new MGA was in 1960. Many more detailed photos on provided Web link. $40,000. OBO. Contact Keith, email: kbemail99@gmail.com Web: http://tinyurl.com/hwp992f (CA) Carmen Red/Biscuit leather. 37,000 miles. Series 1, 4.2-liter. Beautifully restored. Matching numbers. Heritage Certificate. Rare matching hard top. Full maintenance records. 99-point car. $170,000. Contact Benoit, Ph: 310.435.1220. Email: benoit@ boutiquesearchfirm.com 104,589 miles. Fern Gray with cinnamon leather interior, matching hard top and black Everflex soft top with matching full tonneau and boot. Lovely one-owner California car with complete service records, equipped with a 4-speed transmission, air conditioning, chrome wire wheels, AM/FM radio, handbook and jack. One of only 258 ever produced in this color, rebuilt engine with receipts, runs and drives very nicely. $69,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics.com (CA) 158 S/N 914040300. Light Ivory/Black/Houndstooth. 200 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. Early production example with Porsche CoA and all numbers matching. Just completed a four-year, factory-correct restoration with only 200 miles since. Fully sorted. Restored and owned by noted marque experts. Extensive list of rare and NOS parts. Full set of tools, books, original keys and manuals. View Web link for 100-plus pictures. $125,000. Contact Jason, Email: jason@nweuro.com Web: http://www.nweuro. com(WA) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 cabriolet 1974 Volkswagen Thing convertible 1982 Porsche 911 Carrera SC Targa Italian 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7L coupe 100,995 miles. Tunis Beige (db462) with black leather interior and black canvas soft top with leather tonneau boot, matching-numbers floorshift automatic example equipped with Behr air conditioning, power windows, zebrawood fascia, complete with tools, jack and handbook. $349,500. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 310.657.9699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) 1973 Porsche 911 T coupe Yellow/black. 13,750 miles. Original, unmolested, second owner, records from 1995. New top and tires, etc. Mint and fun to drive. $18,000. OBO. Contact Jack, Ph: 574.457.3263. Email: naomi.troyer413@ gmail.com (IN) 1976 Porsche 914 2.0 convertible Red/black leather. 70,500 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Overall in excellent condition, original paint, original interior, low miles. $48,900. Central Classic Cars. Contact Chuck, Ph: 419.618.3855. Email: chuckputsch@hotmail.com (OH) 1989 Porsche 930 Turbo cabriolet S/N AM115078. red/black. V8, 5-spd manual. Very early Ghibli, believed to be the 39th example made. Manual transmission, pulled from long-term storage then received a recent service and detailing. Great opportunity to acquire a great Ghibli. $215,000. OBO. DriverSource. Contact Jose, Ph: 281.960.9747. Email: sales@driversource.com (TX) 1981 Ferrari 308GTSi convertible S/N 9113101187. Blue/black. 82,683 miles. I6 (inline 6), 5-spd manual. This 911T is a highly desirable model, and stands as a prime candidate for a complete restoration. Blue over black color combo with manual transmission and low original miles. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a rare Porsche model restored to your desired aesthetics and specifications. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.758.6100. Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com (CA) S/N 4752403994. Summer Yellow/Cinnamon. 41,425 miles. H4, 5-spd manual. Two-owner, low-mileage, matching-numbers, fuel-injected 2.0-liter. Original drivetrain, paint, interior, etc. Porsche CoA. Two sets of wheels; black aftermarket Type II with brand-new Michelins and a set of BBS honeycombs. Tub and battery box are rust-free. Engine, transmission, CVs are recently serviced. Car runs well. New brakes. Blaupunkt CD/stereo with amp. $18,000 OBO. Contact Steve, 503.887.8894, Email: sportracer@ earthlink.net Web: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZ7Zy2f (OR) S/N WPOEB0931KS070594. White/blue. 29,700 miles. H6 (flat 6), 5-spd manual. 3.3-L, 5-speed, G50. Concours quality. Garage/showroom-kept. Original paint. No accidents or dings. Superb leather interior, top, tonneau cover. Meticulously maintained by Franz Blam Racing. New Bilsteins, slightly lowered in 2006. Motor disassembled, parts cleaned, reassembled in 2009. Recent perfect engine-leak test, major service. Records. $165,000. Contact Rick, Ph: 678.429.9102. Email: peters.rick@ petersconsulting.org (GA) Red/tan. 64,661 miles. 5-spd manual. Original car, spent the past 20 years with the same owner, driven as a pleasure car on holidays and weekends. Body very clean, with good panel fit, no rust and underside is perfect. Very well working and driving condition. It boasts low actual miles. 3.0-liter V8 with manual trans., four-wheel disc brakes, a/c, 14-inch Ferrari alloys, black targa removable top and AM/ It’s so easy! We’ve made uploading your Showcase Gallery listings online easier. As an added bonus, we now feature multiple images for our web listings. www.SportsCarMarket.com/classifieds/place-ad 160 Sports Car Market


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FM stereo. All original interior. Original Michelin TRX tires as delivered from new. Only two mature long-term owners, with no broken history. Fully documented from original date of purchase. Just finished a major service including new timing belt, brake pads and water pump, and comes with all the original books, jack, tools, spare tire, spare keys and clear title. $49,900. OBO. Contact Jacinto, Ph: 512265-0157. Email: maximprints@outlook.com (TX) American 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster 31,810 miles. Silver with black leather interior and black full tonneau. Chassis no. CSX2023, equipped with a 289 engine, 4-speed gearbox, disc brakes and full weather equipment with side windows. The 23rd production Cobra built, a rare early model and an outstanding example, fantastic performance. $875,000. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company. Ph: 3106579699. Email: sales@heritageclassics. com (CA) 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback S/N 67400F7A02869. Lime Gold Green/black. V8, 4spd manual. Highly detailed two-year, documented, professional restoration. Verified by Deluxe Marti Report, SAAC report, build sheet copies and production order. First model year for GT500 and last for Shelby’s Los Angeles production. With jack, spare and accessories. $162,500. OBO. DriverSource. Contact Jose, Ph: 281.497.1000. Email: sales@ driversource.com (TX) 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-door hard top S/N 136379A341714. Carolina Blue/blue. 86,928 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Very nice example of pure American muscle. This special-order color Carolina Blue SS was originally delivered to Wannamaker Motor Company in Broughton, SC. Date-code-correct 396-ci 325-hp engine. $39,500. Legendary Motors, LLC. Contact Tom, Ph: 978.852.3988. Email: tom@legendarymotorsllc. com (MA) © October 2016 161


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Now in the auction business, we are continuing to find and offer significant cars publically at our sales, many of which have not been publically offered in decades. We will always have something that has not been seen before. www.dragoneauctions.com (CT) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Gooding & Company. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 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 such as the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectible 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 $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) Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit 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) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Hollywood Wheels Auctions & 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 Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com 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) 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 County 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 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.) Worldwide Auctioneers. Rick Cole Auctions. Thirty years Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. 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 personally has over 162 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 ago, Rick Cole conducted the first Monterey auction, his annual events forever changing the historic week dynamic. Rick Cole Auctions provides upscale clientele a boutique and silent auction atmosphere proven to offer the finest cars available, and achieving one of the top 10 multi-million-dollar sales of all time. August 19–22. Marriott Hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf. info@rickcole.com www.rickcole.com (CA) 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 catalog-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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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 most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Automobilia Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inventory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) 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). vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Canepa of Scotts Valley. 21 South Auto Gallery. 480.986.6460. Located in Mesa, AZ, 21 South Auto Gallery specializes in the sale of high-quality European sports cars and American muscle. Whether you are looking for an investment-grade collector car or a fun weekend cruiser, we would love to make your dreams a reality. We also buy classic cars in any condition. (AZ) 831.430.9940. Offering fine investmentgrade collectable road cars and racecars for sale. Our 70,000-square-foot facility houses world-class, on-premises restoration and motorsports facilities where automotive artisans ensure every detail of our inventoried vehicles meet the highest levels of refinement and preparation. Canepa is interested in purchasing exceptional, original and restored automobiles. sales@canepa.com www. canepa.com (CA) 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 Exotic Mosaics. 805.544.4093. Unique and original mosaic hand-crafted wall hangings of automotive subjects by mosaic artist Jim Valentine. Made with glazed ceramic tile with aluminum frame and hanging wire. Can create custom mosaics of your automobile. Email: exoticmosaics@sbcglobal.net. exoticmosaics.com. 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 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) ence! Automotive designer and 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 and eras, concours and racers. Ferrari- and Porsche-licensed illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. 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 October 2016 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. Auto Kennel. 714.335.4911. Imag- ine if you had the best of the best to 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) 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. Classic Assets Motor Sports CenAutomotive 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 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) Classic Investments Inc. 303.388.9788. Barn find. Redefined. Since 1989 our company specializes in the restoration, sales and service of 1950s–1970s Classic European sports cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Austin Healey, Porsche and Mercedes. Colorado’s premier one-stop 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) FOLLOW SCM Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the Vintage Auto Posters. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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 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 three 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. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com 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) very best way possible. We specialize in European classics. Visit us at www. MohrImports.com. (CA) Cars.com has been changing the way collector cars find new homes. A pioneer in the online marketing of important collector cars, Significant Cars has a proven track record for realizing top dollar for their seller clients. Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts, Significant Cars has put the power of the dealer or Auction House into the hands of Collectors. Give us a call for a confidential analysis of your car’s true value—not what we want to buy it for. Unit 56. At Unit 56, we love motorCopley 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) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com 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 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) 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 Paul Russell and Company. Mid-Century Motoring. 914.402.5799. Importer, exporter and broker of classic cars, specializing in European marques. We provide clients with unparalleled access to the international classic car market, as well as a full suite of consignment and brokerage services from our showroom in Westchester County, NY. Contact us for more information about the company, the cars, or to schedule a visit. www.midcenturymotoring.com (NY) Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with 164 Mohr Imports, Classic and Sports Car Brokers. 831.373.3131. Mohr Imports Inc. of Monterey, CA, pleased to be serving the collector car community for the past 30 years. Our goal is to present and represent your car in the www.SignificantCars.com. 800.837.9902. Since 2002, Significant- 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) Park Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. The four-acre Park Place Center features an Aston Martin sales and service center, a Lotus dealership, and we have one of the largest selections of collector and exotic cars available in the Northwest. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. You may have seen our award-winning, show-quality restorations. Our 55,000-square-foot facility is specialized in extreme high-end restorations of rare American muscle cars. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) Paramount Automotive Group/ Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) cycles; we truly are passionate about them, but most importantly, we strive to have the best. History and an interesting story are a must with anything we buy or sell. And as far as restoration goes, we treat everything as if it was our own. We care. Telephone: 0044 (0) 1386 700 403. www.UNIT56.co.uk 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-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Classic Car Transport Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com McCollister’s Auto Transport. 800-748-3160. We have transported thousands of collector vehicles over the last 35 years all across the United States, whether they are moving an exotic, street rod, vintage racer or mus- Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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cle car. With our experienced drivers trained to ensure the finest protection and our customized, lift-gated, air-ride trailers, we make sure your vehicle safely arrives on time. www.McCollisters.com/AutoTransport 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. Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a Classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. Chubb Collector Car Insurance. 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. English Fourintune Garages Inc. Allard Motor Works LLC. The Al- lard Motor Works J2X is a hand-crafted version of the famed British competi- tion roadster that stirred the crowds in Europe and the Americas in the early 1950s. Our modern J2X MkIII, recog- nized by the Allard Register, integrates the latest technology into the original design, to provide a safe, comfortable and reliable vehicle without compromising performance. www.allardj2x.com • info@allardj2x. com • 877-J2X-1953 • facebook.com/ allardj2x.com Aston Martin of New England. Grundy Worldwide. 888.647.8639. Ray Zuder. 860.830.6104. Single Car / Enclosed / Air-Ride Transport Dedicated to Extreme Personal Level, Drama Free, Best-inClass Service * Auctions * Concours/Shows * Door to Door * Races/Rallies * Security Provided at All Times * There When You Need Us Over 15 years of “not-even-a-scratch experience.” www.rkzmotorcar.com 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) 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) JWF Restorations Inc. Specializing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and tires, including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) 262.375.0876. www.fourintune. com. Complete ground-up restoration on British ,arques — 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, WI. (WI) Kevin Kay Restorations. AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. Hagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. Reliable Carriers Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event or are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance J.C. Taylor Insurance. 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/, October 2016 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. 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) 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) 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) Welsh Enterprises, Inc. 800.875.5247. Jaguar parts for models 1949–present. www.welshent.com (OH) Events—Concours, Car Shows 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) The Arizona Concours d’Elegance opens Arizona’s Classic Car Week every January with a celebration of automotive engineering and design. The event benefits Make-A-Wish™ Arizona, the founding chapter of the national organization that grants wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please go to: www.ArizonaConcours.com. 165


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini Fire Protection GTO Engineering. Servicing Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. 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 28–November 6, 2016 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. worldwide clients for 20-plus years, we’ve amassed thousands of new/NOS/ used Ferrari parts. Highly skilled engineers offer restoration, repair and race prep expertise across all Ferrari models utilized for road, tours and competition. GTO USA provides an extensive parts selection out of Georgia, and a new parts, service and restoration workshop in Los Angeles. parts@gtoengineering.com www.gtoengineering.com/ UK: +44 (0) 118.940.5160 USA: +1 678.635.5752 LA: +1 831.915.1970 Finance 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) Veterans Fire Protection. 484.635.4661/4670. We understand your passion and the investment you have made in your classic or sports car, and that is why we offer a wide selection of Fire Extinguishers for your consideration. Please give us call and we can assist you in the selection of the extinguisher for your automobile or shop and recommend the best solution to suit your application. Fax 484.895.7223. www.veteransfire.com (PA) German Lajollaconcours.com. 619.233.5008. lajollaconcours@mcfarlanepromotions.com La Jolla Concours d’Elegance April 8-10, 2016. World Class Cars, World Class Experience. (CA) J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! The BMW CCA is the world’s largThe Elegance at Hershey. 717.534.1910. A celebration of vintage race cars and concours automobiles from 6/10 to 6/12/16 commencing with the Grand Ascent, featuring the Concorso Bizarro and culminating with our concours d’elegance. Our primary goal is to benefit our charities: JDRF, AACA Museum, and AACA Library & Research Center. For more information, visit www.theeleganceathershey.com, call 717.534.1910 or email don@theelganceathershey.com. (PA) 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. est owner-supported single-marque car club. Today, BMW CCA has 67 chapters nationwide, with more than 70,000 members. As BMW’s most active and vibrant enthusiast organization, the club represents a lifestyle of passion and performance. Join the Club today at bmwcca.org or by calling 800.878.9292. Mercedes-Benz Classic dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. Woodside Credit. When financing The Quail, A Motorsports Gath- ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com. (CA) 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. We 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 and 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 international Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. (1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic MercedesBenz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com. (CA) Import/Export Holt Motorsports. 610.692.7100. We want to buy your air-cooled 911. Immediate payment and pickup anywhere in the U.S. Holt Motorsports specializes in buying and selling all Porsche 911s. We have sold over 3,400 air-cooled 911s since 1980. Holt Motorsports provides after-sale support with service, appraisals and advice for the entire time you own a Holt car. Please call or visit our website to view a partial listing of our inventory. Tim Holt, Holt Motorsports, Inc. West Chester, PA www.HoltMotorsports.com (PA) 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, 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) 166 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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Italian Museums complete line of P21S Auto Care Products. More info at www.p21s.com. (CT) Berlinetta Motorcars Ltd. 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 and ’60s. www.ferrari4you. com Leasing LeMay—America’s Car Museum Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. Since 1997, renowned customer service and honest leasing practices have made Premier the nation’s leading lessor of luxury and performance motorcars. We are small enough to ensure your business gets the attention it deserves, and large enough to finance any new, used, or vintage car over $50,000. Contact Premier at 877.973.7700 or info@pfsllc.com. www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) California Car Cover Company. Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability 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 $1 million, 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 Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010 Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) FOLLOW SCM 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. celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, 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 QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, 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. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com. 631.423.1010, 631.549.6700. Professional Ferrari, Porsche and vintage car specialists since 1958. Mechanical engineer, master coachbuilders and fabricators. Pebble Beach-winning restorations. Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche Club of America: Best of Show, People’s Choice Awards. Cars selected for “American Gangster” and more. Servicing, repairing, customizing, engine overhauls, race, track, street and show cars. Locating and importing classic and vintage cars internationally since 1984. BerlinettaMotorcars@gmail.com. www.BerlinettaMotorcars.com (NY) Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a prewax 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 and Lamborghini. www.swissvax.com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive AcEvans Waterless Coolant is the solution to running too hot. With a boiling point of 375°F, our revolutionary liquid formulation is a superior alternative to water-based coolants. Evans eliminates water vapor, hotspots and boil-over, resulting in a less pressurized, more efficient cooling system and preventing corrosion, electrolysis and pump cavitation. 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Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen 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) D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 610.593.7423. We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) P21S Auto Care Products. Since 1984, P21S Auto Care Products have been the favorite of auto enthusiasts throughout North America. Representing factory-approved German car care at its finest, P21S wheel care products’ “safe cleaning” approach has saved thousands of expensive alloy wheels from the surface damage that harsh cleaners can cause. P21S paste waxes deliver an award-winning shine and unmatched ease of application, while P21S Bodyworks Shampoo protects against premature removal of that fresh wax job. No matter where your car was made, you’ll want to learn about the October 2016 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 produces the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. 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) Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: doug@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom toration 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 if your new auction acquisition needs sorting. Our clients ship us their cars from around the world for good reason: Our experience, attention to detail and results are rivaled by none. We give our clients the confidence to expand their collection into any marque or era. We’ve got their backs. We would like to get yours. Email: info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com, www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com, Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the res- On the Road Again Classics. 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and in 8 short years we have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com. The Guild of Automotive RestorPark Place LTD. 425.562.1000. Founded in 1987 in Bellevue, WA, our dealership is locally owned and independently operated. Our restoration department works full time to restore vehicles of every year, make and model to provide an award-winning finish. We consign, buy and sell all types of vehicles. We also have an in-house service center and high-end Auto Salon. www.ParkPlaceLtd.com ers. 905.775.0499. Whether your car is headed to a concours or open road, we are the sensible choice. Experts in our craft and combined 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- The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. If your current or growing collection needs a team behind it or 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 and ’60s concept cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-of-a-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970, with consistent first-place winners at concours around the world. (IL) © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe 168 Sports Car Market 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 RESOURCE DIRECTORY Keith Martin’s


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Carl Bomstead eWatch Einstein’s Watch or That Cool Polly Gas Sign? Morphy Auctions didn’t sell Einstein’s watch, but they found t to sell a lot of expensive porcelain signs Thought Carl’s Christie’s, at their recent July London auction, sold Albert Einstein’s pocket watch for $353,592. The w dated to around 1900, the year he completed his schooling. While that price may seem like a bunch, h Longines wristwatch sold for $596,000 in 2008. Feeling much more intelligent due to our association with Einstein’s watches, we also looked at a few interestin items from the fourth — and final — installment of the famed Kyle Moore Collection presented by Morphy Auct on July 23–24. Prices realized include 22% buyer’s premium. estimate, as at least two collectors had to have it. LOT 501—CADILLAC “STANDARD OF THE WORLD” DOUBLE- SIDED PORCELAIN SIGN. Estimate: $10,000–$20,000. SOLD AT: $18,300. This sign was in wonderful condition, with strong colors and no noticeable bruises or dings. It was actually two signs back-to-back, so they could be separated and one sold to soften the blow. One of the better buys of the auction. tion. Over the years, more than 20 aspiring actresses were used as “Lotta Miles,” but the one who posed here was one of the more attractive aspirants. A sensational sign that was bold and colorful. It brought a touch less than the similar example offered in the first Kyle Moore auction. eWatch Einstein’s Watch or That Cool Polly Gas Sign? Morphy Auctions didn’t sell Einstein’s watch, but they found t to sell a lot of expensive porcelain signs Thought Carl’s Christie’s, at their recent July London auction, sold Albert Einstein’s pocket watch for $353,592. The w dated to around 1900, the year he completed his schooling. While that price may seem like a bunch, h Longines wristwatch sold for $596,000 in 2008. Feeling much more intelligent due to our association with Einstein’s watches, we also looked at a few interestin items from the fourth — and final — installment of the famed Kyle Moore Collection presented by Morphy Auct on July 23–24. Prices realized include 22% buyer’s premium. estimate, as at least two collec- tors had to have it. LOT 501—CADILLAC “STANDARD OF THE WORLD” DOUBLE- SIDED PORCELAIN SIGN. Estimate: $10,000–$20,000. SOLD AT: $18,300. This sign was in won- derful condition, with strong col- ors and no noticeable bruises or dings. It was actually two signs back-to-back, so they could be separated and one sold to soften the blow. One of the better buys of the auction. tion. Over the years, more than 20 aspiring actresses were used as “Lotta Miles,” but the one who posed here was one of the more attractive aspirants. A sen- sational sign that was bold and colorful. It brought a touch less than the similar example offered in the first Kyle Moore auction. $4,000–$6,000. $4,000–$6,000. SOLD AT: $10,980. Condition tells the tale, and this 20-inch-by-30-inch Wolf’s Head porcelain sign had it in spades. Dead-solid perfect, with only a minute factory flea bite on one side and with colors that were strong and vibrant. The company was founded in 1879 and is still going strong. Based on the early logo, this sign dates to the mid-1920s. As we have often seen, quality brings the money, and that was certainly the case here. LOT 122—STARKEY COINOPERATED 10-GALLON VISIBLE GAS PUMP. Estimate: $10,000–$20,000. SOLD AT: $19,520. This extremely rare gas pump has been professionally restored and dates to about 1926. It was one of two models they offered. It stands about nine feet tall, so a large display area is in order. Over-restoration of gas pumps is not an issue, and the rare and unique bring serious money — as seen here. LOT 1055—INDIAN GASOLINE ONE-PIECE GAS GLOBE. Estimate: $10,000– $20,000. SOLD AT: $36,600. This 16-inch globe had been repainted and had “Havoline” etched on the sides. Havoline was acquired by the Indian Refining Company in 1908, and Texaco bought Havoline in 1931. This was an early one-piece globe as compared to the later ones that consisted of two lenses and a frame. Even with the repaint, it sold well above the high LOT 937—ASSOCIATED GASOLINE “MORE MILES TO THE GALLON” PORCELAIN SIGN. Estimate: $5,000– $7,000. SOLD AT: $32,940. This very desirable 30-inch sign was made at Ingram-Richardson of Beaver Falls, PA, and it’s difficult to find an explanation for the price paid other than auction fever. A few lots earlier, a 28inch example of the same sign, in lesser condition, sold for $2,440. Yes, the logo is very catchy, and the colors are bright and attractive, but 33 large? LOT 210—KELLY TIRES PORCELAIN SIGN WITH LOTTA MILES. Estimate: $60,000–$80,000. SOLD AT: $88,450. This 42-inch porcelain sign was in exceptional condi- LOT 921—WOLF’S HEAD DOUBLE-SIDED PORCE- 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 LOT 1080—POLLY GAS LARGE DIE-CUT PORCELAIN SIGN. Estimate: $60,000–$90,000. SOLD AT: $85,400. This is the other side of the Polly sign that was sold at the first Moore sale for $91,500. This side was not in the same condition as the other side. The tail was damaged, and there was rust around the edges. 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