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PROFILED: 71 FERRARI COMPETITION DAYTONA, '93 JAGUAR XJ220, '86 PORSCHE 928S, '52 PEUGEOT DARLYMAT SEDAN, '52 MUNTZ JET SEPTEMBER 2001 USA $4.95 Canada S695 WWW Sportscarmarket.com Why Will My Valve Job Cost $10,000? 14 Aston DE12/4 Staggers the Woridat$133,950- /60 Jaguarlik H3.8 Strong at $30,636 - $55 Mini Fair Deal at $191500 /63 Alfa Giulia Spider Beater Makes $13,248 - 73 Bora Giveaway at $12,420 And always 500 cars for sale inside..

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Sports Car Market September  2001  20 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet This one's not by Jano. Mini-Profiles 23 1971 Ferrari Competition Daytona Group IV performance at 1/5 the price. 27 1952 Peugeot Darl'Mat Sedan Obscurity defined. 76 1993 Jaguar XJ220 Coupe Rocket Man's car makes $331k. 80 1986 Porsche 928S A good deal at any price? 84 1952 Muntz Road Jet The Madman's car goes for $52k.  73 38 Mecum 51 Silver 34 Bonhams & Brooks Aurora, Illinois 46 Bonhams & Brooks London, England  St. Paul, Minnesota 36 53 Bonhams & Brooks Newport Pagnell, England Missoula, Montana 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin Columns 1 0 News, Previews & Gossip  Cindy Banzer 15 Bike Buys - 1970 Aermacchi SS350 Bill Neill 16 Four-Wheeled Conundrums - Beating the Insurance George Giese 18 The Wrenching Truth - White Post Restorations Bill Tabor 24 Sheehan Speaks - Dreaming of Cheap Valve Jobs Michael Sheehan 63 Motobilia - The Price of Time Carl Bomstead 65 Porsche Gesprach - The Air-Cooled Bookshelf Jim Schrager 76 eWatch - $68k for Tony Soprano's Suburban Carl Bomstead Departments 73 11 Auction Calendar 12 You Write, We Read 14 Collecting Thoughts - Buying an MGB Sight Unseen, Part I 26 Mystery Photo 30 Reviews 32 Vintage Rally Calendar 32 The Twenty Year Picture - Six-Banger Brits 57 Mystery Photo Answers 67 Affordable Classics - 1957-68 Lotus Seven 51 and S2 71 Display Advertiser's Index 78 Comments With Your Renewals Classifieds 21 Alfa Romeo 26 Ferrari 28 Etceterini & Everything Else 29 Vintage Race Cars 61 English 66 German 69 American 70 Resource Directory 72 Classified Order Form 77 Showcase Gallery 59 The Appraiser's Corner - 1960 Morgan Plus Four 76 Steve Cram Company 42 13 Ask Mr. Kerb - The Classic 944. Not! Michael Duffey On-Site Market Reports Volume 13, #9 SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Brian Grimmer Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Office Manager: Marc Stevens Lead Auction Analysts: Dave Brownell, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Cad Bomstead Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Michael Sheehan Auction Analysts: John Apen, Chip Baldoni, B. Mitchell Carlson, Haig Haleblian, Gary Hoisington, Phil Skinner Contributors: Pat Braden, Steve Dorsey, Raymond Milo, Steve Serio, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti (IT), Don Wilson, Sabrina Longega Wilson (FR) Intern: David Swig For advertising information, call Brian Grimmer, 5031261-0555; fax 5031253-2234 artdir@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call 5031261-0555; fax 5031253-2234 service@sportscarmarket.com The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must 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 copyright 2001 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #152Z859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $68 Canada/Mexico, Europe $78, Asia/Africa/Middle East $88. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. POSTMASTER Send address changes to Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205

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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE PATRICK S. RYAN COLLECTION The ex-Graham Hill, Indianapolis 500 Winning  1966 Lola T-90 American Red Ball Special  The ex-A.J. Foyt 1965 '500' Pole Winner 1964 Lotus Ford The ex-Johnny Rutherford, Indianapolis 500 Winning 1974 McLaren M-16C Other highlights in the Ryan Collection include: The ex-Bobby Allison/Team Miller High Life 1986-89 Buick Regal NASCAR Winston Cup Race Car The ex-Craig Lang 1964 Lang Cooper King Cobra The ex-Bobby Rahal, Indianapolis 500 Winning 1986 March 86-C Cosworth-Truesports 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Long Wheelbase Cabriolet with Hardtop Coachwork by Pininfarina The ex-Sports Cars Illustrated Road Test Car 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Long Wheel Base Spyder California Coachwork by Scaglietti Exceptional Motor Cars At the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Auction Pebble Beach, 19 August Viewing 16-19 August Miles Morris mmorris@christies.com 1 (212) 636 2277 PEBBLE BEACH* www.christies.com Enquiries  Malcolm VVelford  mwelford@christies.com 1 (310) 385 2699  Pebble Beach At the Equestrian Center Catalogues 1 (212) 636 2500 Pebble Beach, 1 7-Mile Dr ive, The Lone Cypress, and The Heritage Logo are trademarks and service marks of Pebble Beach Co. Used by perm ission. Photo Credi

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Shifting Gears Lancias 'R' Us by ,.•#1. Keith 1,1114111/1 B oth nature and car collectors abhor a vacuum. In July we bid farewell to our 1972 240Z and our 1967 Alfa Duetto race car. The Z went to an SCM subscriber in Lorton, Virginia, and the Duetto to good friends and SCM'ers Doug Zaitz and Portland's Veloce Motors owner Dan Sommers, who had maintained the car. This left two empty slots in the garage, space that desperately needed to be filled. Jan Zverina, Senior Manager of Product Communications, Chrysler Group, came to my rescue. Zverina, who has long maintained that SCM understates the value of his restored Series I 4.2-liter E-type coupe, offered to put me on the trail of a 1963 Lancia Flaminia Zagato—but only if fixedhead E-types increased by "at least 1% in the next Price Guide." Being forced to choose between journalistic integrity and an opportunity to acquire a vintage Lancia, we quickly agreed to modify the Guide. The next day we received an e-mail from Bob Boniface, Chief of Advanced Product Design for DaimlerChrysler. "My father might be tempted to part with his 1963 Lancia Flaminia Zagato. It's a nice little car, 2.8 liters, triple carburetors, and he and I drove it on the 1996 Automobile tour." I then spoke with the owner, Dr. Ray Boniface, who also happens to be a long-time SCMsubscriber. He affectionately described the car and his time with it. At the end of the conversation it had use of the car. Overall, its condition is typical of those that run European events and have an alluring patina that comes only from being driven. A host of minor storage-related details, from rebuilding the brake boosters to getting the electrical system to behave, are ahead of us, and we look forward to learning to speak Lanciaese as we dive under the hood. At first drive, the Flaminia feels very much like the 29,000-mile 1968 Lotus Elan convertible we restored ten years ago, drove on the Northwest Classic Rally and then sold at the second World Classic auction in Tokyo. The Flaminia, like the Elan, has a soft, supple feel to it, with exceptionally light steering. After 35 years of sports car seat time, I fancy myself attuned to the nuances of vintage cars, especially those from Italy. Having a stable that includes our 1963 Ferrari 330 America, the Lancia and Cindy's 1978 Alfa Spider affords an opportunity to experience each and relish their similarities and differences. The Ferrari is a thundering beast that growls and threatens anything in its path, the Alfa a watersprite that darts and zips, while the Lancia goes about its high-speed gran turismo business in a soft-spoken, almost thoughtful way, and is extraordinarily responsive to driver input. Mr. Bubble joins the fold. become mine. Breaking all my own rules, I didn't ask for any photos or documentation before firing off a check. In this case, the provenance of the owner was all I needed to make my decision. Poland, Ohio, is a long way from Portland, Oregon. (Why can't we ever find cars in our own neighborhoods?) Impatiently, we waited, scouring the Web for bits of Flaminia information. Ten days later, when the Passport Transport tractor-trailer arrived, my partner in the car, Bill Woodard, and I fidgeted as a non-running 1970 Shelby GT500 was wrestled out of the way. Then we heard the spin of the Lancia's starter motor, and the sweet, pulsing sound the V6 made as it came to life. The car is a marvel of technical and visual sophistication, from its all-alloy double-bubble roof to its deDion rear suspension and inboard disc brakes. According to my initial research, S/N 826.132-1007 is one of just 33 Flaminia Zagatos (some say 70, as Italians can never agree on anything) built with open headlights, a double-bubble roof, the 2.8-liter engine and triple Weber carburetors. It appears to be complete, with no corrosion on the frame. Fifteen years ago, the car was stripped to bare metal and color changed from gray to red, with the dash left the original color. By now, the paint is bubbling in the rockers and a variety of small road scars provide testimony to the Perhaps, in the still of the night, behind closed garage doors, these three old friends will find a way to communicate with one another. We've started leaving an open bottle of Chianti on the workbench, and a recording of Franco Corelli, singing "E lucevan le stelle," from Act II of "Tosca," on the CD player. They've come a long way from their birthplaces of Modena, Turin and Milan, and have decades of stories to tell. We hope that they find this small garage in Portland, Oregon, to their liking, and that they are ready to embark upon a new set of adventures together. The Lancia has already been christened by our ten-year-old daughter, Alexandra, who names each new car as it arrives. One look at the Flaminia's roofline and she immediately proclaimed it "Mr. Bubble." We'll keep you informed as this story unfolds. On the Cover Argentine artist Alfredo De la Maria is known for his passionate recreations of automotive history. Our cover this month, "Corkscrew Challenge," depicts a closely fought battle in 1959 between now-legendary cars and even-more legendary drivers. Richie Ginther leads the way in a Ferrari Testa Rossa, pursued by the eventual race winner, Chuck Daigh, in a Scarab Mk II. Carroll Shelby driving a Maserati Birdcage closes in, with a Porsche RSK and a Lister Chevrolet not far behind. Born in 1945 in Uruguay, De la Maria studied architecture and sculpture in Montevideo. Besides automobiles, he also paints nautical and aeronautical themes, as well as horses and wildlife. The original oil painting, 31 x 42 inches, is offered for sale by Blackhawk Editions. Prints of "Corkscrew Challenge" may be available in the future. Contact www.blackhawkart.com , 925/736-3444 (CA). Sports Car Market

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The Country Club of Hershey, Pennsylvania 12 October 2001 A Sale of Vintage and Collector's Motor Cars and Automobilia Entries are invited After the success of our 2000 Auction at Hershey we are pleased to return to this most prominent event. Important entries have already been received and we will again offer an exceptional section of Automobilia Illustrated, an example of prices acheived at our Hershey Auction Sales for 1999 and 2000 Top left - 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster oachwork by Fleetwood sold in 1999 for $145,000. Top right - 1950 Allard-Cadillac 12 Competition two-seater sold in 1999 for $116,900. Middle left - I' 0,1 laguar XK120 Two-Door Roadster sold iti 2000 for $48,300. Middle right - 1967 Toyota 20006T Two-Door Coupe sold in 2000 for $151,000. Bottom centre - 1929 Duesenberg Model 1 Convertible Roadster sold in 2000 for $530,500. For further information or a confidential appraisal contact Mark Osborne USA Head Office Mark Osborne T +1 415 391 4000 F +1 415 391 4040 rnosborne@bonhams.com Northeast - Jonathan Stein Tel/fax +1 610 779 3705 Southwest - Christine Eisenberg T +1 949 566 9836 F +1 949 566 9835 Southeast - Michael Fisher T+1 305 705 9938 F +1 305 705 0370 Northwest - Tom Black T +1 503 239 0227 F +1 503 231 0788 UK - Malcolm Barber (Motor Cars) Peter Card (Automobilia) 1 +4420 7393 3822 F +4420 7393 3915 USA Bonhams and Brooks Inc 500 Sutter Street Union Square, San Francisco California 94102 T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 UK Bonhams and Brooks Ltd Montpelier Street Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH, United Kingdom T:+44 (0) 20 7393 3900 F:+44 (0) 20 7393 3915 Europe Bonhams and Brooks Europe S.A. 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 Australia Bonhams and Brooks 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 BONHAMS &BROOKS

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Classic Convertibles European Roadsters Muscle Cars American Cruisers Everybody needs something. And that's where we come in. At eBay Motors, we've got just about anything you could possibly want. You want a '60 Caddy convertible? We've got a million.. well, a lot anyway. We're eBay for crying out loud. Simply put, we've got just about everything, new or used. So before you run yourself ragged looking for a bargain, you might want to check us out first. You'll be happy you did. Go to www.ebaymotors.com Yr Motors.

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CIIEVAPPO PIM /NNTIVARDNAZ CLASSIC SPORTS CARS MARINA DEL REY CALIFORNIA WWWCWEQUERED1Z46 1.com O4/O' g epokrerrke 800.9942776  WE IWK S'Ell CON!/ON 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Grey with Red Interior, Very Solid. $22,500 1988 Porsche 930 Turbo Alpine White, Perfect Black Leather, Chrome, Mint Condition. $29,500 1997 Audi A8 Moonstone Metallic w/Perfect Grey Leather, Serviced at Beverly Hills Audi, Exceptional Car. $25,900 310.8218665 WANTED ././z WE PAY TOP PR/CE eAks 1998 Porsche 993 Cabriolet Triple Block, 18" Chromes, C/D, 74,000 Miles! $51,500 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Smoke Silver w/Fantastic Tan & Leather & Wood, very solid Chrome Rims, All Maintenance done. $12,995 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Eggplant, 65,000 Miles, Ruf, 5-Speed, Over 100k invested. $26,500 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Black, 66,000 Miles, Superb Restoration. $52,500 1961 MGA 1600 Red/Black, Wire Wheels, Black Plates. $14,500 1994 Jaguar XJ5 Convertible Black on Perfect Black Leather, 6 Cyl. 2+2,51,000 Miles, 17" Chromes $16,900 1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE, Oxford Blue Metallic, Perfect Lightstone Leather, 64,000 Miles, Gorgeous. $35,900 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Hardtop Wagon, Auto, A/C, White with Grey Interior, 22,000 Miles, Pristine Example. $39,500 1996 Range Rover White, 64,000 Miles, Perfect. $21,500 /00+ IN STOCK 4128 LINCOLN &VP, MARINA PEI REK CA 310.8278665 TEL. 310.8211272 MX

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News, Previews & GOSSIP by Cindy Banzer E-mail: cbanzer© sportscarmarketcom fax: 503 / 252-5854 Kruse/eBay's inaugural Pacific Classic Collector Car Auction and Car Show, San Jose, CA, 10/27-28/01, features 300-350 cars at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Expect to see a select group of Reggie Jackson's collection. Phone 800/968-4444; www.kruseinter national.com . (IN) SCM Events Get a behind-the-scenes look at the world's largest auction. Have the SCM experts help you as you bid on the car of your dreams. Join other SCM'ers on the 5th Annual Insider's Tourat Barrett-Jackson, 1/18-20/01 in Scottsdale, AZ. (More details on page 58.) To reserve a space now, or to get information, phone 503/2610555; fax 503/252-5854; e-mail mail@ sportscarmarket.com . (OR) Events Bob Silver says, "To make a small fortune in restoring, start with a large fortune." Learn more tips like this at his Car Collecting for Fun and Profit class in Los Angeles, 9/25/01 and 10/24/01. $39. Register on-line at www.learning anne)<.com or call 310/478-6677. (CA) le The Maryhill Loops Hill Climb, Goldendale, WA, 9/29-30/01, with vintage sports cars racing up the Maryhill Loops, includes a car show and Maryhill Museum tour. Phone 253/939-9670 or 509/ 773-677. (WA) V The Alfa Romeo Club of Central Florida presents the 3rd Annual Autoltalia at Portofino, "A Day of Italian Art" automobile show, 10/20/01, at the Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, FL. All Italian marques and coachbuilders will be accepted. Phone 407/839-0414 or 407/6292814 (FL) V The Petersen Automotive Museum hosts a celebration of the original Can Am Racing Series on 9/25/01 at 6:30 p.m. Drivers, crews and owners of the era will be honored with filmed racing highlights and interviews. $50 per person. Phone Susan Garcia, 323/964-6359; www. petersen.org . (CA) Auctions V Mecum's Fall Premier, 10/26-27/01, at Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL, has easy access to all interstates and O'Hare Airport, along with a landing strip for private planes. Phone 800/468-6999, www.mecumauction.com . (IL) 10  Twenty-six cars from the George Schroeder Collection will be offered at no reserve during Barrett-Jackson's 31st Annual Scottsdale Classic Car Auction, 1/16-20/02, including a 1955 Chevrolet Nomad hot rod, 1957 Bel Air convertible, 1966 Plymouth Satellite Hemi hardtop. Two national award-winning street rods, "Intruder" and "Sniper," will also be offered at no reserve during the sale. Phone 480/421-6694, or visit www.barrettjackson.com . (AZ) Awards At the Meadow Brook Hall Concours, 8/5/01, Gerald Freeman received the "Passion of Motoring Award" for the artist who best captures a moment of emotional bond between a person and machine. The award, sponsored by SCM and presented by Dave Brownell, includes $500 and a Baccarat Crystal Trophy. Bill Warner, founder of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, is the 2001 recipient of the Frank W. Sherman Award, presented annually by the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville to the person who exemplifies the highest ideals of Rotary International. Congratulations, Bill. News More news for the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Dan Gurney will headline the 7th annual event, taking place 3/8-10/01. For information, phone 800/ 811-8448, fax 904/731-5004, or visit www.ameliaconcours.org . (FL) Robert Lutz, the former president of Chrysler, has joined General Motors as vice chairman of product development. Lutz was directly responsible for the Viper, Prowler and the PT Cruiser while at Chrysler.A long-time friend of SCM, Lutz is noted for his keen insights into the relationship between enthusiast cars and the mas§ market. V Bonhams & Brooks sold a 1904 Mercedes "Simplex" Tourer, one of only six survivors, for $373,650 at their 7/6/01 Goodwood Festival of Speed sale. The second-highest price achieved was $265,785 for a 1939 Lagonda V12 Roadster Rapide. Read the complete report in an upcoming issue of SCM. VSotheby's has doubled their London auction space. Located in the center of the city, the new facility, with 54,000 square feet, will be open for business 9/3/01. For upcoming sales information, call 011 20 7293 6030 or visit wwwAsothebys.com . (UK) V Mercedes-Benz's new, $24,950 C230 sport coupe, reviewed in the Jurgen Kritshgau, M-B's VP of Finance and Controlling, with the C230 at St. Jovite racetrack. A Viper for Chrysler; what :y Luiz got in store for GM? August SCM, is now available at your local Merc des dealer. V Kruse International and Collector Cars International have joined in a long-term venture relationship to collaborate on multiple collector car events. The two have worked together in the past to host Collector Car International's annual Spring and Fall auctions in Bran,son, MO. V Centerline Alfa has announced new inventory items. Now available are reproduction Duetto taillight housings and rebuilt front Ate calipers for 105 chassis, 1966-68. Duetto taillight lenses are also available in Euro and US styles. For more info about Centerline's stock, call 303/447-0239 or fax 303/447-0257. (CO)• Sports Car Market

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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. SEPTEMBER Indiana - August 30- September 3 KRUSE INT. - Auburn Indiana - August 30-September 2 VINTAGE GAVELS INC. - Auburn Idaho - September 1-2 SILVER - Sun Valley Connecticut - September 2 MECUM - Lime Rock Massachusetts - September 8 MECUM - Topsfield Nevada - September 8 SILVER - Loughlin Canada - September 9 SILVER - Kelowna, British Columbia England - September 9 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Beaulieu New York - September 15 MECUM - Rhinebeck South Dakota - September 15 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Sioux Falls New York - September 22 RM AUCTIONS - New York England - September 26 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Texas - September 28-30 KRUSE INT. - San Antonio I 5li Iowa - September 29 MECUM - Des Moines Oregon - September 29 SILVER - Portland California - September 29-30 SPECTRUM - Del Mar OCTOBER Mississippi - October 5-6 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS Biloxi Nevada - October 5-6 SILVER - Las Vegas Colorado - October 6 SPECIALTY AUTO AUC. - Longmont England - October 10 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London Pennsylvania - October 12 BLACIUIAWK - Hershey Pennsylvania - October 12 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Hershey Oklahoma - October 12-14 SMITH & SANTIAGO - Tulsa Canada - October 19-21 RM CLASSIC CARS - Toronto, Ontario Missouri - October 19-21 KRUSE INT. - Branson Indiana - October 20 MECUM - Indianapolis Louisiana - October 20 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Bossier City Washington - October 20 SILVER - Spokane England - October 20 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Chelsea North Carolina - October 27 MECUM - Charlotte California - October 27-28 KRUSE INT. - San Jose Michigan - October 26-28 RM CLASSIC CARS- Novi France - October 29 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris NOVEMBER Illinois - November 2 MECUM - Chicago California - November 3-4 SPECTRUM - Newport Idaho - November 10 SILVER - Boise France - November 12 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris Texas - November 16-18 KRUSE INT. - Dallas Arizona - November 17 MECUM - Scottsdale California - November 17-18 McCORMICK - Palm Springs Arizona - November 23-25 INT. CLASSIC AUCTIONS - Gilbert Washington - November 24 SILVER - Seattle England - November 28 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire DECEMBER Switzerland - December 1 OLDTIMER GALLERIE - Toffen Washington - December 1 SILVER - Spokane Florida - December 1-2 KRUSE INT. - Sarasota Missouri - December 1-2 MECUM - Kansas City England - December 10 COYS OF KENSINGTON London France - December 10 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris JANUARY, 2002 Arizona - TBA KRUSE INT. - Turf Paradise Arizona - January 11-14 SILVER AUCTIONS - Fountain Hills Arizona - January 16-20 BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale Arizona - January 18 RM AUCTIONS - Phoenix Florida - January 25-27 MECUM - Kissimmee FEBRUARI, 2002 California - February 2-3 SPECTRUM - Van Nuys California - February 23-24 McCORMICK - Palm Springs APRIL, 2002 California - April 5-7 SPECTRUM - Palm Springs Nevada - April 19-21 "THE AUCTION" - Las Vegas• For your FREE Auction listing in this directory, please contact Brian Rabold. 03/261-7127 x203, fax 503/253-2234, or -mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com. The Complete Insider's Guide to Collectin SPORTS CAR MARKET Ariawg II R ES TOR A T IONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 11-1-iili.lts 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 • FAX (916) 635-5824 September, 2001  61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 8 0-631-7796 . In Ni 973-742-2692 . Fax 973-742-8369 11 orliliss CM= :USSZI You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com

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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/252-5854, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarketcom Dear SCM: I always find one or two pieces of information in SCM incredibly irksome—your pricing on certain automobiles. So irksome, in fact, I am actually writing to you about it and I like e-mail as much as gall-stones. Mercedes 300 SL roadster: $250k-$325k; Aston Martin DB5 Vantage convertible: $225k$300k; Ferrari 330 GTS: $250k$350k; AC 289 Cobra (not SC): $200k-$250k; Porsche GS/GT Carrera Speedster: $200k-$275k; Jaguar SI 4.2 roadster: $75k-$95k. You know as well as I do that these prices are real and are significantly higher than those quoted in your magazine. Why do you not correct your pricing guides and your commentary on the auction results? I truly rely on your evaluations for my collecting (tempered, of course, with information from other sources) and these inconsistencies cast doubt on your credibility of other automobile evaluations (of which I have no other information and I am relying on yours). Please be so kind as to explain these anomalies.—S. D., via e-mail. As so many autos trade privately, as opposed to publicly like a stock market, it can be very difficult to have a precise trading range. Further, automobiles vary widely in condition and provenance, two factors which can lead to huge multiples of value. Being a collector (I was the one who purchased the 1964 AC 289 Cobra at Christie's Tarrytown Auction in April 2001 for $120k) and a member of the "good old boy automobile collector network," I have access to information regarding numerous non-auction transactions. It is from these transactions that I justify my criticism. Let me enlighten you as to some of the prices paid in the last year for the following completely restored (condition #1) cars: We base our Price Guides on the trading ranges for nice but not perfect cars, without exceptional history, that we see trade hands publicly. For some of the examples you provide below, we are aware of cars trading for far less than both your numbers and our price guides. And for more. We've staked out a middle ground, and are open to change our numbers if data is forthcoming. We have no vested interest in numbers being up or down, just in being reasonably accurate. Interesting that you quote a 289 Cobra at $200k, yet you paid only $120k for yours. Which number, in your opinion, should be in our Price Guide?—ED. 12  Dear SCM: My brother-in-law and I co-purchased the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, S/N 6539 at the Christie's Tarrytown, auction this spring for what SCM reported in the July issue (Lot #44, page 48) as "top dollar." The deal even merited a cover blurb as a "surprise" at the price we paid. To SCM's credit, the auction report went on to say that the car is condition #1-, "a top example," which it certainly is, and that we had gotten it "for less than half the cost of the restoration." It's also an AACA National First badge-winner, as well as the winner of bestin-class at the Cavallino Classic. (At least that's what the trophy we got with the car says.) It was also the Cavallino #57 cover car in June, 1990, thanks to the excellent restoration work of Doug Pirrone. As co-owners of this beauty, each of us has $26,437.50 into it, and in return we now own our first mid-'60s V12 Ferrari, a shared dream of ours. And it's a beauty. The first push of the ignition key produced the V12 throat of legend, and gave us all the return on our investment that we ever needed. Plus, we get to drive it around a bunch, which the previous owner had somehow neglected to do, having put a total of 300 miles on it in four years! I think we've already driven it more than 500 miles. Allin-all, our "top dollar" is not a bad deal from either of our perspectives. We are very happy owners. And somebody has to prop up the market every once in a while, right? Other 330 owners should be thanking us for the new appreciation in their cars. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and it's fine with us if SCM doesn't like the four headlights. After all, the only thing SCM and the Ferraristi have to look at is our taillights after we've passed you. (And the rear end of this car is really pretty.)—Richard Riegel, Bedford, NY designs I've seen out of Maranello over the company's history. Which headlamps would you rather have, our four, or some of the pop-up variety that have marred the fascia of otherwise elegantly-designed Ferraris? Richard, every issue of SCM is chock full of examples of the fiscal advantages of buying someone else's top-flight restoration. With our 330 America, we've now passed the $40k mark in "investment" and still have a motor that views job one as mosquito abatement, job two as vehicle propulsion. Clearly, in this arena, you are thousands of dollars ahead of us. Would we trade our stylish 250 GTE body for the drosophila-derived compound-headlight look of your 330? When the car is parked and preening itself, no. When we're sitting in clouds of our own smoke at a stop light, with locals dialing 911 to report a brush fire, the answer might be different.—ED. Alas, heaven forbid, we bought a four-headlamp model, tisk-tisk, which SCM and some narrowminded Ferraristi obviously disdain as a lower art form. As SCM said, "Hey, you don't have to look at the headlamps when you're driving it." I'm not sure I understand this point-of-view, particularly when you consider that, of almost 1,100 examples of the 330 GT 2+2 sold from 1964 to 1967, only 450 or so were of the plain-Jane two-headlight model. The rest of the run gave four headlamps a try, and in a beautiful way. Dear SCM: Regarding the Silver Ghost sedan at the Christie's Tarrytown sale (Lot #82, July 2001, page 43), there is a little more to the story. The under bidder is a long-time RROC and Silver Ghost Association member. He has a lefthand drive Springfield Silver Ghost roadster with rumble seat. He now wants a closed car, left-hand drive. According to the Rolls-Royce Owner's Club directory, only 17 of 56 (30%) of left-hand drive Ghosts are closed. I did research for an article on our left-hand drive Silver Ghost Salamanca collapsible several years ago. He was disappointed that he was not the buyer and wondered if the bidder were "that chandelier." He did find the identity of the bidder in England and has had several e-mails with the person. The buyer is apparently quite happy with the car. The Silver Ghost Association was formed approximately twelve years ago at the urging of Millard Newman and some other Silver Ghost enthusiasts in order to encourage RROC Ghost owners to bring them to the meets and share rides with persons who had no Ghost experience. other aspects of it to stock configuration. He actually brought his car trailer to the sale. One of the most important bylaws of the SGA is "there will be no judging." The popularity of the tours and the usefulness of Silver Ghosts has in some measure facilitated the sale privately and also at some auctions by persons who wish to participate in SGA activities. A Silver Ghost in presentable cosmetic condition that runs well may not be a hot item, but is sought after. In addition to the excellent quarterly newsletter, the SGA has one annual USA tour and occasional foreign tours. The organizers of this year's tour in Pennsylvania report at least fifty Silver Ghosts will participate. There are plans being made for a "Ghost Train" to travel from east to Monterey, California, in 2003 for the 100th Anniversary for the company. Early indications are that there will be as many as fifty Silver Ghosts by the time the group reaches Kansas. Interestingly enough, several members have two and three Silver Ghosts so that their children can participate in a tour and bring the grandchildren along. On the Texas Hill Country tour in 1999, we had a woman over 90 years of age and a boy under three. In what is inherently a somewhat dressed-down Ferrari, I argue that the 330 GT 2+2 has a little bit more intrigue with the four headlamps. Every automobile company in history has needed to occasionally challenge design convention in order to continue to push forward. And I don't think anybody would refer to the four-headlamp 330s as Ferrari's "Aztek." While the four-headlight design didn't continue past the 330, it's a lot less egregious than some other At the time I said, "The Piccadilly roadster accounted for only 6% of the Springfield Ghost production, but represents 30% of the left-hand drive Springfield Ghosts in the RROC Register. Only 7% are town cars, compared to 21% original production." As you can see, finding a left-drive Ghost with closed body is more difficult than you might think. The under bidder did an extensive amount of research on the car and was aware of all its oddities. He drove the car before the sale and after it stopped, he could not turn the engine over using the handle despite all his strength. Even so, he was prepared to go a little above his self-imposed limit. He was also planning to restore the interior and Several years ago Sissy and I took our first grandson, when he was two years of age, on an SGA tour in our 1912 Silver Ghost. We strapped his car seat into the front seat and away we went. I suppose a few unsuspecting motorists looked up and wondered if that two-yearold in the car seat were driving the car. He was at an age when he loved to ride in the car and he also liked to throw rocks in the streams so, since the tour was in the Ozarks, we could accommodate his wishes. I wanted you to know the background on the bidding. If you find a left-hand drive closed Silver Ghost, let me know.—Roger Morrison, Salina, KS Continued on page 69 Sports Car Market

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Ask Mr. Kerb by Michael Duffey Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e -mail: mrkerb@compuserve.com, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Is My 924 A Classic? Dear Mr. Kerb: Recently, I heard about a contest on the radio where the grand prize was a "Classic Porsche 944." I own a Porsche 924 and wonder if my car, being an older model and a great driving car, is also considered a classic. I have just started looking at classic car magazines to see if my car has become valuable. So far I have seen no mention of the 944 or 924 in any enthusiast magazine that I can find.—J.G, via e-mail Dear Mr. G: There are many great driving cars that have no collector appeal and there are even more cars that are out of production and will never be "classics." Like eight-track tapes, the AMC Hornet and Red Dye #2, some things that have become extinct are just that: extinct. The explanation isn't as important as the realization that some things are gone, and not many in the collector car community care. There is a deeper question here than "Is my 924 a classic?" What defines a classic? Some folks think that rarity is the big ingredient. Yes, it can be, but in the case of a car like the Volkswagen Beetle (a car that I consider to be a classic), the production was both huge and multi-national in scale. The Beetle also proves that a car doesn't have to be the fastest, prettiest, most expensive or the best handling to make my list. To me, a classic must capture the attention of almost everyone (not just motorheads) when it first appears. It can be a completely new style or an improvement on its contemporaries. Either way, it must stand out as something unique and at the same time better than what it likely replaces. The Beetle, Speedster, 300SL, September, 2001  Cord Sportsman and many others capture the attention of the masses even today, many years after they disappeared from the showroom floor. Can any new(ish) cars be classics as I have defined them? Latemodel cars are so good that few stand out among the crowd mechanically and I wonder how well today's crop will stand up to the stylistic standards that might exist in the future, so the jury is still out on that question. What about your 924? In the case of the front-engine Porsche: they are good road cars and ones like the 944 Turbo S are actually pretty quick, but classics? Those cars lack the widespread, visceral appeal of the true classic. If anything, they fit the mold of the "special interest" or "enthusiast" car. It is important to remember that the 924 was intended to be an Audi sports coupe, not a Porsche. It had a converted agricultural power plant (i.e., from a tractor) and was meant plant, but Porsche built the later 944s. The 924 had many uncharacteristic problems, such as excessive oil consumption at 40,000 miles, significant vibration problems and very cheap interior trim. The 924 won't be much of a collectible because of its performance; the 944 won't be collectible because of the large volumes in which it was produced. Some of the 944 Turbo, 944 Cabriolet and 968 models were produced in lower volumes and may someday begin to recover in value. But, it is doubtful any of these will ever be first-tier collectibles, even though by the 968 they were very competent machines. Dear Mr. Kerb: I have a question on the fair market value of a sports car with a salvage title. I am looking at a non-stock, trackprepared, 1969 Alfa Romeo GTV in very good condition but with a salvage title. This car does not have any racing history—it is just a track/street car. The car had cosmetic damage, hence it was salvaged by the insurance company. It had been repaired Dear Mr. Y: The "salvage title" is the prize given to a car that was written off as a total loss by an insurance company but sold, repaired and (usually) put back on the road. If this was a late-model car, the amount of damage that the car must incur to be "totaled" is significant. To me, any newer car with a salvage title is something I would avoid. But the Alfa? If your GTV rolled into a body shop with a front-end hit (let's say that it needs a grille, front bumper, all four headlamp assemblies, a hood, radiator and a front valence) the body shop would need to have (or find) a source of new or used parts to repair the car. It will probably take several phone calls to locate all of the bits. So, you must factor in the time locating vendor(s), trucking company(ies), the insurance company and all of the rest into the cost of repair. The 944 — classic to some, but not collectible. to be a stylish and mellow touring car for Europe where good gas mileage is an important attribute. The 944, however, was based on the 924 Carrera, a short-lived model, but a true racing car. Introduced as a real Porsche, the 944 had a Porsche engine in addition to Porsche design. All 924s and many 944s were built at an Audi According to your quarterly pricing information, a '69 GTV may cost up to $9,000. Assuming the condition is the same, is there a magic formula one can use for salvage-title cars versus clean-title cars? Will a track-prepared car be worth less (and if so, by how much) than a stock car?—L. Y., via e-mail For these reasons, the estimate to repair the car will often come very near, or even exceed, the value of the entire car. A body shop makes money by repairing new cars with parts that are delivered from local warehouses, resulting in a repair that takes only a few days from start to finish. The GTV will sit in the corner, taking up space while the parts trickle in. So, unless the damage was structural, the car is probably fine despite its "salvage" status. Since the Alfa guys don't seem to worry about original paint or interiors on a car like the GTV (unless you've got your heart set on owning an Alfa with badly faded original paint and a cracked dash), your "repaired total" is actually just a GTV with a recent paint job and some new bits on the nose. Still, the salvage title can't be ignored and a car without one is more reassuring to most folks. The hit (in price) for a car like this is between 10%-50%, depending on the visibility of the original damage. Continued on page 19 13

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Collecting Thoughts)=2=e1 Buying an MGB Sight Unseen: Part 1 by Marshall Stocker T he process of buying one's first collector car is an event that transcends a purely monetary transaction and crosses into the realm of a character-building experience. Like any trial, it carried me through the roller coaster of emotion: elation and heartbreak, relief and helplessness. My own travail, at age 25, ranked closely behind marriage and military school. To start my search, I focused on cars located close to my upstate New York home. A sordid list of candidates emerged before long. One MGA had been "tapped" in the rear by an SUV, according to the seller. At $13,000 "firm," the car was no bargain; the "tap" had managed to not only push the license plate into the trunk, but had also relocated the door seams to a different county. Next, a business trip gave me the opportunity to examine a "very nice" MGB just outside of New York City. The description of the car was so glowing that I brought a cashier's check. The trouble started after I arrived and found that a previous buyer had reneged on an earlier deal. At first glance, I discovered why. Paint cracks extended the length of the car and flecks of paint the size of a quarter hit the floor faster than snow falls in Buffalo. Disheartened but yet undeterred, I still test-drove the car. The thrill I get every time I ride in a convertible nearly overwhelmed my senses. However, in the end, a growling, faulty rear differential burst my bubble and I dejectedly shelled out $80 for the lonely cab ride back to the airport. My next date brought me face-to-face with a gorgeous black MGA whose bodywork had received special attention from the current seller, a body shop owner. We agreed to a remarkably low price of $9,000 (it did have an MGB engine), but when I returned a week later to pick up the car, he was unable to produce a legitimate registration and I could not locate the VIN. This frustrating experience, like a series of unfortunate blind dates, only bolstered my resolve to find the perfect car. I expanded my search to any car east of the Mississippi River. I tried to buy an MGA I found on eBay Motors, only to be outbid in the final minutes of the auction. The car went for $12,000, past my limit of $10,500. Then a 1964 MGB presented itself on eBay Motors. I arranged for an inspection at an MGonly repair shop. Several curiosities were discovered, including lowered front-end springs, l /4" SU carburetors and a racing exhaust header. 14  The car was rust free, something unheard of north of the Mason-Dixon line, and boasted an outstanding interior and good—albeit not concours quality—paint. The car would need brake work and a front-end rebuild to tighten up the handling. Overall, it might best be de- Lady Eloise, prim and proper. scribed as driven only a handful of miles since the completion of a fairly thorough body-on restoration five to ten years earlier. I ended up getting the B for $8,000. Now I had my first convertible sports car. The only remaining obstacle was a 1,300-mile ribbon of highway between Eloise (my name for the B) in sunny Tampa, Florida, and me in the heart of the Finger Lakes in Ithaca, New York. I opted to spend the $1,000 that a car transportation service would have cost on car repairs. As the mechanic's mandate was to focus on reliability improvements, I decided I could reasonably expect Eloise to weather the journey. After all, its younger sibling, a 1966 MGB, had proven reliable enough to win the GT class of the Monte Carlo rally. Only later did it dawn on me that that particular '66 MGB was not 36 years old when it took its victory laps. The car was delivered to Glenn's MG Shop (www.glennsmg.com ) in Tampa to undergo the three weeks of work necessary to prepare her for our journey home. Only two days before my flight to Tampa, I got the call. Rather than hearing "everything is all ready for you," I was told, "Chuck just drove the car and heard some rough noise in the bottom end." Glenn, a concert-trained trombonist, had concluded that the connecting rod bearings were playing a noisy tune that wasn't music to anyone's ears. He felt it would be best to drop the pan even though it might lead to a delay. I told him to do right by Eloise. An hour later he called to tell me the bearings were shot; he would order new ones to be installed the next day and have the engine buttoned up by the time I arrived. That next day, I learned that the parts supplier had sent the wrong size bearings. With less than eighteen hours before my arrival, the bottom end of my car lay in pieces. Glenn assured me that he would get the correct bearings express mailed to him by 10:30 a.m. the following day. With my driving itinerary already meticulously plotted, I had planned a prompt 8:00 a.m. departure from Tampa. However, it was now clear I would beat the bearings to Tampa by 12 hours. Here, I received my tutelage in one of the critical lessons of any character trial: patience. In the morning, I set off to my arranged marriage. I was about to see Eloise for the first time and, whether or not I liked her, I had to go home with her. I met Glenn and he ushered me to the garage. I was stunned. Eloise was a knockout. With a brilliant shine and smooth lines, she looked just as good on the inside as the outside. Of course, I could not fire her up or even feel the caress of her bucket seats as her bottom end was still scattered on the workbench and she peered down from the perch of the overhead lift. After closely examining her undercarriage, I stared at the seemingly frozen clock in the waiting room while the bearings were installed. No registration, no VIN, no MGA. Three hours later, we fired her up. The purr of her engine sent my heart into orbit. Then Chuck made my day. In what almost seemed to be a casual after-thought, he mentioned that it was the fastest MGB he had ever driven. With 1,300 miles to cover in three days, our honeymoon journey would prove to be as trying on my character as it was on Eloise's body, but at that moment the only thing on my mind was her revving engine, knowing full well she was my very own. Next month—the honeymoon begins.• Sports Car Market

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  BIKE BUYS 1970 Aermacchi SS350 i The engine is mounted in an unusual fashion, slung underneath the bike horizontally, suspended from a backbone frame. This lightweight motorcycle handled well. (With its single-cylinder engine, it weighed 100 pounds less than a contemporary Honda CL350 350-cc twin.) Top speed was about 85 mph. Drum brakes, seven inches in diameter, were mounted front and rear. n the 1960s, Harley-Davidson bought a chunk of Italian manufacturer Aermacchi and imported their lightweight motorcycles to fill a niche below the Harley Sportster. (Aermacchi built aircraft, hence its name.) Badges on the tanks of the imported bikes carried the names of both Harley-Davidson and Aermacchi. electrical system was about as reliable as Italian motorcycle electrical systems ever were in the '70s, which is to say not very. When new, these bikes were treated carelessly by Harley dealers, often shoved into a corner of the showroom. Dealers didn't promote them and were reluctant to service them. The inexpensive machines were often abused by careless young owners. Many were ridden for 5,000 miles and then parked when something broke. There they sat until they were rediscovered in the '90s, when anything Italian with wheels was sought after. The Aermacchi has only recently begun to be appreciated after years of neglect. Prices, although modest, have been moving up. Kick stand on the right? Only in Italy. For its time, the SS350, also called the Sprint, looked quirky. The frame had no down tubes. Typical of the scatter-brained way Italians approached the American market, the side stand was on the right side and the kick start and shifter were on the left. The dual exhaust pipes were mounted low to the ground. The kick-start mechanism was not strong and the crankcase sometimes cracked on the left side where the kick-start lever attached. The QBritish Car Cali Now to Request a No-Risk Sample Issue of The Only American Magazine for 0.. British Car Enthusiasts Subscribe now by calling 800-520-8292 Outside U.S. 1-650-949-9680 Six Issues Each Year $22.95 25 percent savings from newsstand price! Canada US$26  Overseas US$35 Foreign payments must be drawn on U.S. Banks No-Risk Guarantee: If you're not satisfied with your first issue, cancel and we will refund the full cost of your ;Ascription. www.britishcar.com P.O. Box 1683 Los Altos, CA 94023 September, 2001  email: stephanie@journeys1.com AVRAVeril 503 226-7200 ext 24  800 344-8890 ext 24  1536 N.W. 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210 Aermacchis. If you can't afford a Harley V-twin from the '70s ($4,000-$10,000), you can probably find the money for a single-cylinder Aermacchi. Parts are available from Charleston Custom Cycle in Illinois and Moto Italia in California. Aside from the name on the tank, though, there is nothing remotely Harley-like about this pleasantly sporty little motorcycle. As a machine sold by Harley-Davidson but not made in Milwaukee, its value will always lag behind their American-made cycles. More fun to look at than to ride in today's traffic, the SS350 will remain an oddball footnote in motorcycle history.—Bill Neill• Years produced  Colors  Number produced  Engine  gearshift lever now on the left side. However, collectors prefer the older model to this later, heavier one. In the late '70s, Harley sold their interest in Aermacchi and their experiment with Italian motorcycles ended. However, like the Midas touch, the Harley-Davidson name adds some value to the prices of old A later version of the SS350 produced in 1973 and '74 had a revised frame and electric starter, with the Price new  Value today  Frame #  Engine #  Transmission .... 4-speed, right foot Weight  350-cc horizontal single 280 lbs. dark blue/white, cherry red/white 14,363 1969-72 Perfect Aermacchi owner  Fun to ride  to wear an Armani suit to Harley club meetings Rating: 114-13-4-4- is best Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  11-11-112A-1fr Left side of crankcase (should match) Wants $1,500-$3,000 Steering head $770 COCO MATS 74pdated Jrnroved " The Last Thing a Great Car Needs" PALM  FIBRE • The original classic look • Custom sizes for all vehicles • Free Swatch samples • 11 colors available • Factory Direct Call: 800 461-3533 Driver Rubber Heel Pad Hand Selected Cocos & Sisal Matting Vinyl Edging Nibbed Rubber Back www.cocomats.com Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington Travel consultant for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 15 : italiansingle.com

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lfri  'Four- Wheeled Conundrums11.1 Me vs. My Insurance Company y 1949 Bentley Mark VI was a very fine unrestored car I purchased from the estate of a California vintner. It ran well, had minimal rust and no apparent dam- age. However, like so many old cars, it had been repaired and painted in the past, perhaps a number of times. The net result was that the paint was nearly an eighth-of-an-inch thick in places and, unfortunately, some prior painter had failed in his surface preparation. As a result the paint on a rear door was falling offin big, thick pieces. At this time my car was worth $12,000 and insured for the $19,500 it would have been worth when the restoration was done. My painter suggested it was necessary to strip the car to bare metal and, since he no longer uses chemical strippers out of concern for his health, I agreed to have the car stripped by blasting. There are only two acceptable techniques for blasting a steel-bodied automobile: plastic bead media and soda powder blasting. I chose to have the car soda blasted and if the blasting shop had simply done that, all would have been well. For reasons I don't understand, the shop changed blasting media from soda to sand. Sand blasting is one of the most destructive things to do to a sheet metal body. The friction from the sand particles creates intense heat that warps the metal, the sand can dent metal, and the sand damages and erodes lead filler and completely obliterates any Bondo filler present. This is exactly what happened to my car. Before the sandblasting debacle. But it got worse. The shop also failed to tarp or mask off the engine and engine compartment. Blasting media penetrated the air filter and entered the engine. Then the car was started and driven with blasting media going into the engine through the intake manifold and cylinders. I was in Australia when my painter called me with the simple message, "Your car has been ruined by the blasters." A call was placed to the blasting shop owner who quickly denied any responsibility. Although I asked him to report it to his insurance company immediately, he failed to do so. Because I was half a world away, I instructed my painter to report the damage to my insurance company. I was confident that when I returned several weeks later, the damage would have been properly assessed and the claim would be ready to be paid. My insurance company would then collect against the responsible party and all would be fine. My insurance company would not have incurred any net loss when all was said and done. I returned to find that my insurance company had been working diligently, but not working to establish both the damage to my car and the blasting shop's responsibility. Instead they were working to deny my claim outright! They contended that my car had not sustained any accidental damage and therefore there was nothing to compensate. This was obviously a ludicrous position for them to take as every single sheet metal panel on the car was warped and distorted due to the use of sand. Furthermore, the original lead filler was damaged and pock marked, parts such as door hardware were destroyed outright and the engine had ingested blasting media. If either plastic media or soda powder had been used as originally agreed, none of the body damage would have occurred. Instead sand was used and the body damage exceeded the value of the car. If the blaster had properly covered and masked the engine, blasting media would not have entered the engine through the air filter and carburetors. Unfortunately he didn't and just the cost of an engine overhaul exceeded the value of my car. So, my car was totaled on two accounts: nadagu!es PRICIN Ll51111M Powered Sy N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides America's Leading Source • Automobiles  • Classic Cars  Limousines  • Motorcycles/ATV's  • Boats  Recreation Vehicles  • Personal Watercraft • Airplanes gu IXelg ©7 TIm„,wel au 7E llYll aulagedwoom AMERICA'S LEADING SOURCE FOR USED VEHICLE VALUES FOR OVER 68 YEARS N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides • P.O. Box 7800 • Costa Mesa • CA • 92628 • (800) 966-6232 • FAX (714) 556-8715 16  Sports Car Market

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1) the body damage done by sand, and 2) the mechanical damage caused by blasting media getting into the engine. The claim should have been very simple; my insurance company would pay the value of the car, then they should have gone after the blaster to recover what they had paid out due to his negligence. The blaster was clearly liable so they would have recovered their payment to me and would have achieved what they really wanted to do—incur no financial loss. As an insurance claims professional, I still cannot understand why they chose to attempt to deny the claim outright. For only half the effort they expended in attempting to deny the claim to me, they could have recovered 100% of their payment from the other party. Perhaps the average policyholder would have been screwed or not known what to do when the insurance company said they weren't going to cover the claim. However, I had knowledge on my side. First, I knew the claim was a legitimate covered loss. Second, I knew the steps to go through to get the insurance company to change their position. I began by appealing to the claims manager. When I could make no progress with him, I filed a formal complaint with the State Insurance Commission for Unfair Claims Practices. Finally, I retained an independent appraiser to inspect my car and issue a report with his opinion regarding the cause of the damage, the nature of the damage and the value of the damage. Then I demanded arbitration. In claims involving damage to the insured's vehicle, the wording of every auto policy con- 4SY.137 tains a provision for the policy holder to demand arbitration if he does not agree with the insurance company's evaluation of the claim. Arbitration for damage to an insured's vehicle is quite rare. I've been an adjuster since 1977 and have never seen an insured demand arbitration, but I knew the option was open. After six months of futile communication and failed negotiation with my insurance company, no progress had been made. I hired an independent appraiser to inspect the Bentley and prepared to arbitrate the claim. I was confident I would prevail. My appraiser's report confirmed that the blasting damage to the Bentley body exceeded $15,000 and that the cost to remove, disassemble and clean the blasting media out of the engine plus replace the rings and/or sleeve the cylinders if necessary would come to another $15,000. The appraiser agreed that the value of the car before the damage was only $12,000. I forwarded a copy of the report by certified mail to the insurance company, along with a cover letter stating my intention to invoke the arbitration provision of the policy if they still refused to pay the total loss of the car. At that point, my insurance company finally relented. They admitted that in fact my car had been accidentally damaged and that the amount of the damage exceeded the value of the car and therefore they settled my claim as a total loss. Whether they have succeeded in collecting back from the blasting shop I do not know, nor do I particularly care. If they fail to 410 North Circle Drive Oaks, PA 19456 610.6661966 610.6669422 $  4k.• www.pamotorcom info@pamotorcom 1955 Jaguar XK140 roadster. Frameoff restoration, red/tan leather, chrome wires, #s match. $47,500. AMERICAN CARS 1963 Chevrolet Corvette cony. red/black, 350, 4-speed, leather, rally wheels, nice driver quality  1986 Cobra, recreation by Shellbrook, 302, 4-speed, resto, side exhaust, roll bar, white blue stripe  1937 Cord 812, Phaeton, maroon/maroon, external exhaust, driver quality, very presentable  1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod roadster, plum/creme, all steel, full-fendered, fresh, 350, rumble seat  1968 Ford Mustang, red/black, 1 owner, 65k miles, 289, auto, p.s., pdb, a/c, styled steel wheels  1968 Ford Shelby GT 500 cony, very well restored, #'s match, 428, auto, a/c, red/blk, 10-spokes  1995 Ford Cobra R, 1 of 250 built, white, as brand new, delivery miles only  SPORTS/EXOTIC/EUROPEAN 1963 Aston Martin DB4, very good orig. car w/Corvettte running gear, Borranis, Dove grey, red leather  $35,000 1965 Aston Martin 0B5 cony., Exceptional resto on Calif. car, BRG/tan, 4-speed, OD, a/c, wires  1997 Bentley Turbo RL, silver/grey/red piping, veneer panels, azure wheels, 20k miles, as new  1965 Ferrari 275 GTS, red/black, CA car, well restored, Borranis, tools, lovely throughout  1954 Jaguar XK120 Coupe, green/tan leather, highly restored, chrome wires, all tools, books  1958 Jaguar Mk VII very nice, older resto., black/red, recently freshened up, runs very well  1961 Jaguar Mk II, 3.8, stick, OD, grey/maroon, chrome wires, rebuilt mechanically, runs perfect  1999 Lotus V8 turbo, chrome orange, black leather, orange piping, 2,000 miles, carbon-fiber tail, new . $72,500 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, red/black leather, nice cosmetic resto 5 yrs ago, runs very well  1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL, white/navy leather, 4-speed, Euro lights, fresh wood, new canvas top  1954 Jaguar XK120 convertible. Red, black, skirts, WVVVV tires, fresh restoration, outstanding throughout. $39,900. 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet, 35k miles, rare 4-speed, recent serv., red/black, zebra wood  $31,000 1958 Porsche 356 cony. D, very rare roadster, silver/red, Kardex, recent cosmetics, CA 2-owner car  $179,900 $125,000 $165,000 $35,000 $13,900 $17,900 $129,900 $16,900 $43,900 1989 Porsche Speedster, Red/black, 5,000 miles, no paint work, as new, one owner, books/records  $63,500 1969 Rolls-Royce MPW convertible, champagne/tan, fresh top and int.,nice wood, 53k miles, lovely  $31,500 1984 Rolls-Royce Spur,one lady owner, Royal blue/parchment, 25k miles, books, records, tools  1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II, magnolia, tan, piping, 25k miles, one owner, books and serv. records  $89,900 $35,000 1964 Jaguar XKE 4.2 cony. Maroon/ red leather, white walls, wires, nice driver quality, well sorted. $26,500. $23,900 $23,900 $69,500 $45,000 $8,900 $67,500 $39,900 1959 Jaguar XK150 roadster. Well restored, 3.4, white/red leather, black canvas top, WVVVV tires, chrome wires, fresh. $42,500. collect from the blaster, it will only be due to their own arrogant incompetence. As a post-script, at the time of the loss I felt my car was worth only $12,000 and provided documentation to my insurance company to that effect. I had also afforded my insurance company numerous opportunities to settle my claim for $12,000 but as outlined above, they refused. Once they finally conceded that I had a valid claim and that the car was a total loss, they did not pay the $12,000 I had demanded but instead paid the full amount of $19,500 shown as the stated value on my policy. Although I believe that was a mistake on their part and that I was truly owed only $12,000, after the shabby treatment I received for six months, I am certainly not about to return the excess $7,500. My situation was unusual in that, as a professional in the insurance field, I was fully versed in the options available to me and I didn't have to resort to an attorney to argue my case. I hope that the information above will prove of some use if you find yourself in a similar situation. George Giese is an independent consultant on claims, loss control and risk management issues to insurance companies, agencies, managing general agencies, etc. He has handled all aspects of personal and commercial liability claims, including auto physical damage, truck insurance, cargo, liability issues, including property damage, bodily injury product liability, medical malpractice, professional errors and omissions. His car was insured under a classic car policy with one of America's largest general automobile insurers. • September, 2001  17

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1==li r The Wrenching )Mnimm TRUTH  A look at repair and restoration shops recommended by SCM subscribers. Please send your suggestions for shops for us to consider to copyed@sportscarmarket.com fax 503/252-5854. White Post Restorations by Bill Tabor cap, so I know what kind of car it is. And you need a checkbook." White Post Restorations' owner, Billy Thompson, likes to tell this joke to underscore two things: the cost of a full, frame-up restoration, which is his specialty, and the level of this shop's capabilities. W A recent visit to the spotless, 38,000square-foot facility in the Shenandoah Valley, about an hour west of Washington, D.C., found 23 such restorations in progress, among them a 1934 Jaguar SS I, a 1948 MG-TC, a 1963 Mercedes 190SL, two Jaguar XK 120s (1950 and 1954), and a 1954 Bentley R-type. Full, frame-up restoration—the sole restoration work White Post will undertake these days—is meticulous work. The motor, chassis and running gear are disassembled. The upholstery comes out. The body comes off. Each of 50,000 or more parts gets inspected, right down to the gauges, radio and—if there is one—the power antenna. Body and chassis are sandblasted and repaired, and new paint is applied to every surface. Wood, rubber and upholstery are renewed. Mechanical parts are rebuilt or replaced. After reassembly and road testing, the hand-built car that emerges may exceed factory specifications. "We can handle any make, model or year," says Billy Thompson, a thin and energetic man with a walrus mustache. Supporting that claim is a 1939 Scarab being worked on now, one of about eight built. Each of the transverse-engined, streamlined vehicles differed, and documentation is scant. This one had been cannibalized for parts so restoring it involved fabricating half the torpedolike metal shell, 500 feet of rectangular and tubular steel frame, and a wicker headliner. In 43 years running White Post, Thompson says the shop has completed 1,000 frame-up restorations. A second and growing line of business at White Post is rebuilding hydraulic cylinders, which now makes up half of sales. Brake and clutch hydraulics are cleaned by glass-bead blasting, sleeved in brass, and bored to original specs, then rebuilt with new rubber parts from UK-based Nelson Stokes. Some days 200 such jobs arrive from all parts of the world. The seven employees in the in-house machine shop complete 60 percent of all jobs within eight hours. The rebuilt work is guaranteed while the purchaser owns the car. Billy Thompson purchased White Post Restorations from his father in 1958, who started it in 1940. Today employees number 20, including Billy's son, WR Thompson, operations manager, and grandson, Billy Ray Thompson, a 14year-old who works afternoons after school. "Forty-three years is testimony that Billy has been doing things extremely right, at many 18  hat's it take to restore a car at White Post?" a prospective customer once asked this shop's master mechanic, Greg Cone. "Well," Cone replied, "you need a hub- different levels," commented Jeff Burns, President of Motorhead, Ltd., in Arlington, Virginia, a British car repair shop. He's seen White Post's restorations for 20 years, and installed a number of White Post's rebuilt cylinders. "They are an important option," he said, a service that "puts a car back on the road." White Post's work frequently wins prizes, like the 1937 Cord that took the Antique Auto Club of America's national first prize. Thompson said his customers don't come to build show cars, though. Some are knowledgeable collectors, but more are doctors, businesspeople, actors and even royalty, like the Emir of Bahrain. A restoration may take one to two years to complete. Usually 12 to 15 jobs roll out of White Post each year. One out of three is a European marque, one of four belongs to a repeat customer, one of five arrives at the shop partially or wholly disassembled. Recently, a driver sent by White Post to collect a 1931 Cadillac called in, bewildered, because he found not a car, but 105 boxes. "Even the carburetors were disassembled," said Thompson, "and scattered among the different boxes!" When a new restoration job arrives, one master mechanic takes charge of it and it's rolled into a home bay. He'll do all the work, without helpers. As Rose puts it, "If it's on the car, I've got my hands on it." However, he distributes paint, upholstery, metal fabrication and wood work to other specialized restorers. It's the master mechanic who communicates with the customer during every step of the job. He'll mail the owner up to 500 photographs. The owner must approve the work at every step, and pay his monthly bill, to proceed. Left• White Post owner Billy Thompson working in his s hop. One thing they share: "They're not concerned with cash. They're concerned with pride and joy." The current labor rate is $65 an hour. All work proceeds on a strictly time and materials basis, as the six-page contract spells out. Customers must sign it and deposit $10,000 to start work. The company gives no estimates because, as master mechanic Paul Rose says, the scope of a job is only clear "after we see what all the components are like." Shop  Owner  Location  Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Hourly rate  Specialty  Phone:  Web site  email  White Post Restorations William "Billy" Thompson White Post, VA 20 25 60 $65 frame-up restoration 540/837-1140 www.whitepost.com info@whitepost.com Billy Thompson fiercely guards specifics on the cost of an individual restoration. He will allow that a customer will likely spend more than $50,000 and can end up paying less than $100,000—if a car is solid, with good, off-the shelf parts availability. But consider that at the high end, one 1926 Rolls-Royce P I restoration required 5,000 hours or $325,000 at today's rates. Disassembly follows a detailed, standard procedure. After each part is removed, the master mechanic enters it in a multi-column log. He classifies it using White Post's 17-number category system (e.g., 1.1 is a valve cover screw), adds notes, then checks columns for "Paint, Plating, Missing, Repair, or Replace," as appropriate. WR Thompson, Billy's son, tracks this detail for all the jobs. He also makes the critical "make or buy" decisions affecting work flow and quality. He locates parts with the help of his 4,000card Rolodex, and enjoys a reputation for relentless sleuthing. When the aluminum cylinder head of a 1934 Jaguar SS I proved too deteriorated to use, he could not locate a useable replacement in the US. He avoided having to fabricate a new head (which might have cost $20,000) by tracking down a new one in South Africa, for which the customer paid $1,600. The metal fabrication shop where master metal fabricator Thetan Ogle works blends new and old equipment. There's a state-of-the art plasma cutter and a Miller Synchrowave 250 TIG welder. ("Sometimes I wax it on weekends," he quipped.) In addition, there's a 1920s-era Pettingale Power Hammer that came from the Auburn automobile factory, and a Ranalah English rolling wheel. The wheel creates radius bends, a necessity for restorations like the 1939 Scarab. "They changed each one they made," Ogle said. He has had to custom fit every body panel on this car. Billy Thompson thinks that after 60 years in business White Post just may be the oldest restoration shop in the country. Some are more expensive, and others are less. Whatever the cost, customers should be sure to understand what they get for their money. Of his company's spare-nothing, meticulous approach, he said simply, "This is the best way that we've got to restore cars."• Sports Car Market

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CLASSIC 'SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles MANY CALIFORNIA CARS With over 25 years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-selling-restoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock many classics, original vehicles in good to superb condition. Some vehicles are total showcars restored by us. World wide shipping arranged. If you have a classic for sale send photos and details. We are cash buyers. 1.11 [WITH YOUR RENEWALS  Comments Thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers. Maintain your objectivity. It's what sets you apart from the other publications. And, focus on true sport/racing vehicles, including motorcycles.—Steve Arnett, Seattle, WA Quit bum-rapping cars at auction. Less time on values; it's all relative only if not sold.—The Auto Store, Santa Barbara, CA Don't change. Be less political on auction companies. Rate honesty on a number scale. Interview buyers to see who is happy, and who is not.—William Clements, Phoenix, AZ I still love the US iron and chrome of the '50s and '60s.—David H. Marks, Cambridge, MA Do not be so sarcastic about Jaguars. Remember, the Italians lost the war!—Steve Foxall, Dallas, TX Keep up the good work.—Henry Wessells Paoli, PA. And thanks to you as well, Henry, for your support and encouragement all these years.—ED. 1961 Porsche 356 Roadster, restored. I have over ten auto-related magazine subscriptions, but your publication is my favorite. I love your comments on the cars sold at auction as to their condition and price. I have ordered a second gift subscription. It is for my son. He read one of my copies, and now loves it even more than I do. Your customer service lady is also great! Keep up the good work. Also, the price is cheap for what you get.—Frank Troost, Hillside, IL 1982 Ferrari 400i, superb condition. Follow your instincts, which have made the magazine a valuable resource. Ignore the "more of" or "less of" pleadings of readers' interests.— Bob Johnson, Lakeside, CA More on Japanese cars. I am the proud owner of a bright red 1985 MR-2. Yes, the styling is as '80s as they come, but so is that of a Countach and I have the fun of driving my $1,800 hot rod everyday. I may be old and gray before it's a real collectible but I am sure people said that about the Mini-Cooper too.—Kathryn Schipper, Bellevue, WA 1967 Jaguar XKE Roadster, original. Much too much Ferrari and Porsche.— George Noggle, Fontana, CA I bought the Isetta at the Pebble Beach auction last year. Since you put the car in SCM, it has been picked up by every car magazine on the planet! Man, I showed that chandelier...—Dale Drake, Salem, OR Nice balance—keep it!—Collector Cars, Crawford, CO 1964 MGB Roadster, restored. Buy Locate Restore Sell CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION (760) 747-9947 FAX (760) 747-4021 www.classicshowcase.com e-mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. Visit Us Online September, 2001  Auction events should be ordered by lot number, not by country of manufacture.—Marius Ask Mr. Kerb continued from page 13 The value of this particular car is going to be difficult to assess not only because of the salvage title but also the racing modifications. The SCM Price Guide or anyone else's price guide is essentially useless when evaluating a non-stock car. Every car of this type is individual. Look at the receipts, the spares and the level of preparation. Hopefully, it isn't just a car without trim, cut-down springs and a noisy exhaust. Given that the car is still streetable, my guess is that it doesn't have a killer motor or perhaps even close-ratio gears, let alone a Sperry head, aluminum flywheel, Heim-jointed trailing arms, safety equipment and so on. Those things can be expensive and the receipts will tell you what has been done. Brune, Dingdorf, Germany. Marius, the decision to order by country and then by year is a purely personal one on our part. Perhaps it's because 1 like to see how all the Italian cars do versus one another (early vs. late Ferraris, Lancias vs. Maseratis, etc.) and then the same with English and German (Astons vs. Jaguars, Porsche 356s vs. early 911s). A listing purely by lot number makes kind of a hodge-podge report, at least in our opinion.—ED. More consistent art for the cover. Some of it is great, some horrific.—Dick McGlinchey, Wellesley Hills, MA. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What you might find consistently terrific, others might find predictably terrible. We prefer to represent artists from all parts of the spectrum, rather than a single genre.—ED. I read each issue 14 times! I love it!—Mark Minkin, Ocean Ridge, FL More on American cars.—William Nagribianko, Toronto, Canada Have you considered a monthly column on detailing, including questions from readers with specific problems? Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable magazine, Thanks.—Joe Sammeck, Naples, FL. That's a very good suggestion. Anyone out there run a detail shop who would like to help put something like this together? If so, please contact copyed@sportscarmarket. corn—ED. Less motorcycles and American. More Italian and memorabilia.—Greg Lindstrom, Fullerton, CA It keeps getting better. I bought all the back issues. I like the recent plastic mailer. Perhaps fewer motorcycles and trucks.—James Lester, Fairfax, VA More "cheap" exotics. My ten other car mags are now fighting for Best of the Rest honors and the impending threat of un-subscribing.—Hans Kleinknecht, Maple Valley, WA More Alfa and more mid- and lower-priced cars. What will be collectible in the future? Fewer million-dollar cars.—Robert E Van Gemert, Egg Harbor, WI Don't waste your time on the cheap stuff. Most collectors want to know what the best of the best are doing, not how much the MGB with rusty floors sold for.—J. Frank Ponderosa, Englewood, CO. And thanks to all of you from Cindy and Keith for your thoughtful suggestions and your renewals. Further, you have to decide what you want to do with the car. If you want to have a fast street car, you'd be better off buying a decent GTV and hopping up the motor. If you want a track car, well, buying someone else's tested car is always the better way out. For example, our editor just sold his thoroughly sorted, reliable 1969 (or 1966, '67 or '68 depending on the race sanctioning group) Alfa Duetto racer for $10,000. The new owner took it out to an Alfa track day and, for the cost of a few gallons of racing fuel, was turning competitive lap times. That's not going to be the case with your "track-prepared GTV." The value of the GTV? Unless the car is tidy, has a nice list of trick parts and has been worked on by someone whose name you recognize, I think half the SCMPrice Guide would be plenty.• 19

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Market Review & Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissimo &NORMA LOMBARD FARBRICA ALITOMOBILI rip° 0   NMI MILANO MIMI tJ N° 1939 Alfa 6C 2500 Cabriolet Chassis number: 913014 ittorio Jano's 1927 6C 1500 provided the foundation for a series of engines that form the basis of Alfa Romeo's great prewar reputation. Expanded to 1752 cc, it became the 6C 1750. With two added cylinders, the 6C 1750 design became the 8C 2300. The Tipo B 2.9-liter Grand Prix expanded upon these principles and was ultimately adapted to the famed 8C 2900 sports cars. However noble, the performance attributes of the 6C 1500 and its derivatives became dated. In 1934, Jano created a new generation of Alfa Romeo powerplants: the dual overhead camshaft 6C 2300. With a 70mm bore and 100-mm stroke, the 6C 2300 continued the long stroke that gave Alfa's engines high-end torque for drivability while adopting an improved light alloy cylinder head with chain-driven camshafts. Reliability was a priority in its design, and Jano gave it hollow camshafts for superior lubrication, seven main bearings for rigidity, a single-piece block and head castings, and an innovative dual-level sump that acted as an efficient oil cooler. In 1939, the bore was increased to 72 mm, creating the 6C 2500 with 2443-cc displacement. V The new 6C series engine was complemented by a brilliant chassis reflecting all that Alfa had learned from its dominant GP and sports cars: four-wheel independent suspension; parallel trailing arms at the front and swing axles at the rear. Springing was by torsion bars at the rear and coil springs in hydraulic cylinders at the front. Most 6Cs were provided on special order to favored clients for custom coachwork, among them the 1939 6C 2500 offered here. Chassis number 913014 was discovered by the current owner in Nova Scotia in 1976. Years of research traced the car back through its prior owners in England to a Heathrow Airport parking facility where it had had been abandoned with a broken axle. The Alfa's attractive cabriolet coachwork was an even greater mystery. Again, painstaking and lengthy research by the owner finally traced the body to Gebruder Tiicher in Zurich, Switzerland. The company, still in existence building bus bodies, provided copies of the original records showing delivery by November 1, 1939, to Herr Direktor Weber in two-tone gray, the same colors it displays today. Years produced  Number produced Original list price  SCM Price Guide  With the combination of Vittorio Jano's powerful yet reliable engine and race-bred, fully independent suspension, prewar 6C 2300 and 6C 2500 models are superb road machines. The Tticher-bodied example shown here is not only rare, it is unique. It is faithfully presented, appearing much as it did when it was delivered to Herr Direktor Weber 61 years ago. Angelo Tito Anselmi's authoritative book Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 indicates that this is the earliest surviving 6C 2500. This car sold for $121,000 at RM's Arizona Biltmore sale, January 19, 2001, including buyer 's premium. Web site  Alternatives  There should be a law that prohibits invoking the ghost of Vittorio 20  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Jano every time an Alfa crosses the block. While Jano is credited with the 6C 2300, he was fired from Alfa two years before the 6C 2500 appeared. Certainly the 6C 2500 engine is a minor elaboration of Jano's earlier powerplant, but the honor of its development goes to Bruno Trevisan, who also created the more sporting Corto and Super Sport versions. Furthermore, the 6C 2500 was not a very distinguished race car, nor was it the obsolescence of the great Jano cars that prompted the 6C2300 and 6C2500, the Depression instead being the cause. Alfa needed cheaper cars for the economy, and that is exactly what the 6C 2300 and 6C 2500 were. It would be fascinating to know exactly what Herr Weber direkted (S/N 915521 went to Albert Speer; two earlier 6C 2500s anonymously to the Deutsche Wehrmacht). Hopefully, the new owner will continue the dedicated research undertaken by the individual who restored this car. Without the supplied provenance, including the identified bodybuilder and, indeed, the original owner 's name, this car would have brought much less. (5- and 6-passenger cars) $5,500 (approx.) $95,000-$115,000 approx. $500 $50 (Bosch equivalent) Bulkhead Intake side of block 6C 2500 Register, Malcolm Harris, Parkside Publications, 999 3rd Avenue, Suite 3210, Seattle, WA 98104 www.alfaromeo.com Bentley 3 1A-liter Saloon, Talbot Lago 4.5, Delahaye 135 or 235 This provenance is probably more valuable than the claim that this is the oldest 6C 2500 known. A quick read of Anselmi's bookfails to reveal a reference to this car, but Anselmi does state that the official factory register, covering the years 1939-1942, was destroyed during the war This leaves Luigi Fusi's personal records as the most authoritative resource. Fusi lists the first 1939 6C 2500 Turismo five-seater chassis as S/N 913001, which means there are potentially 13 other chassis waiting to dethrone this car as the oldest of the litter 1939 47 (3rd series) 445  This pre-war Tiicher-bodied Alfa deserves better than a fawning, Jano-laden description that misleads more than it informs. The car is a handsome and distinctive link between the angular body styles of the 1930s and the seminal, aerodynamic bodies that clothed the same chassis after the war Given the decent condition of the car (SCM's Dave Brownell described it as being an "older restoration still quite presentable" in the April 2001 issue) and its rarity, it should be considered very well bought in today's market.—Pat Braden (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market ■-1 a

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Offerte e Richieste (Affa Romp ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. ALFA ROMEO 34 2300CC, in storage for many years, beautiful cabriolet coachwork (1937 Chapron) on rare orig 8c chassis, axles, brakes, Monza grille, untouched, 6c motor/ gearbox, runs, drives, will sell to best offer over $185,000. onebugatti@aol.com , 33450-203744 EDT + 6hrs. FAX 33450203745 FRANCE 47 6C2500 Freccia d'Oro, charmingly original, US and Euro papers, runs and looks as it should, proper period piece $85,000. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 49 FRECCIA D'ORO, sunroof, wire wheels, very original and complete, no rust, needs restoration, stored inside warehouse 30 years $33,000. gardenstategraphics@attnet, 732563-0074. NJ 55 1900C Sprint S H Ghia coupe, charcoal w/blk and white int, 5-spd, many SS features $59,500. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 57 1900 three window touring coupe, white w/carmel, excellent older restoration Meld proper installation of 2 liter eng and 5-spd gearbox, lovely example, a pleasure to drive $37,500. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 57 750 Giulietta Normale, restored, white w/blk int and red piping and carpet, recently refreshed, dead stock original except for the beefy Veloce setup and the 5-spd trans, 1 owner car for 40 yrs, 70K orig mi $21,000. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 60 Giulietta Sprint Normale, nice original car, primered, ready for paint, needs finishing, correct, complete and not rusty $6,500. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 60  AR1012000239, complete bare metal restoration; no rust or Bondo. New chrome. Rosso Rubino with new gray leather w/piping. New Pirellis. New rubber hoses, window & door seals. New suspension bushings and shocks, mechanically excellent. Newly rebuilt Veloce engine, Original block also available, 72,000 miles, great driving car, $27,000 obo. 407-876-8860. FL SPRINT  SPECIALE, that is ready to show, drive and enjoy. tgreenslade@usa.net $16,000. Bill Greenslade, 602-955-5547. 602-7650061.AZ 64 2600 Spyder, a beautiful car, silver w/ grey leather, factory hardtop $16,750. Hyman Ltd., 314-524-6000. MO 65 Giulia Spyder Veloce, red w/blk leather, beautiful example of true #'s matching Veloce, wonderful to drive $25,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA 65 Giulia Super, project or parts, some small parts missing $2,000 OBO. Bill or Jeff, 847-234-2800. IL 62 Giulietta Spider convertible, red w/blk int, restoration started and near completion, extra parts, too numerous to list $17,500 for everything. 301-722-4410 message. MD 63 2600 Spyder, new red paint, gray int, 6cyl, 4-carb, 5-spd, blk top, restoration started, great for vintage racing $9,800. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. IL 63 GIULIA Spider (Normale), professional restoration 12 years ago. Well maintained by Alfa enthusiast. Excellent condition cosmetically and mechanically. Arizona car, no rust. Always garaged. White with blue interior and Stayfast top. Instruments rebuilt and refaced. Period radio works, as does everything else. New rubber mats throughout. Number 2 car 65 TZ1, #096, matching engine, unrestored good original condition. Photos garryroberts@fea.net $189,000. Garry, 949-650-2690. CA 66 GTV, red/tan, full professional restoration, leather interior, Sperry stage 5 2Liter, 45 mm Webers, mini-lites, R-1 tires, Nardi wheel, much more, $15,000. 570825-0571. PA 66 SPRINT SPECIALE, red w/gray int., 70,000 ml, needs new owner, restored. nyzz@dellmail.com $22,000. Steve Nylin, 425-481-7903. WA 67 DUETTO, fresh from barn storage of 15 years, original red paint, needs restoration, mech excellent, other Alfas available PMA $2,500. 831-338-9703. FAX 831-338-2031 CA 67 GTV, green w/tan int, very nice original $12,500. 636-239-6781. MO 67 GTV, white/grey int, immaculate bare metal refinish, GTA replica, alum hood, rebuilt 2 liter, brakes, suspension, more $14,500. 714-898-2945. CA 67 Alfa Romeo Quattroruote Zagato, rare Zagato factory specials, 1 of 92 produced, 1930's looks, 1960's mechanicals, exc cond $36,000. Lew Johnson, 703-2437050. VA 69 GTV, fully restored to nice driver specs with lots invested, eager to sell, green w/ tan leather, gorgeous mahogany int, mechanically outrageous, needs nothing $17,000. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 72 GTV, 150 hp Euro version, in USA since '77, reci/blk int, excellent in and out, CA tags $9,500. 714-898-2945. CA 73 Montreal, complete unrestored car, no accidents, very slight rust spots, 1,000 miles on rebuilt motor, parked in garage 4 yrs ago, call for details $7,500 firm. Matt, 713-849-2400. TX 73 GTV, silver, orig owner, 19K mi, perfect condition, everything original, as delivered, ARO Club, Concours winner, absolutely no rust, never offered before $17,000. Gene, 781-631-0797. MA 74 GTV 2000 injection, cream w/blk int, runs and drives but needs interior cosmetics, worn paint but rust-free $5,500. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 750-101-102-105-106-115-116-1119-164 The largest stock in North America makes AR Ricambi your first choice for all your Alfa Romeo parts needs • Replacement Parts: Engine, drive line, sheet metal, glass, rubber. Original Equipment and aftermarket supply... • Performance Parts: Headers, cams, pistons, springs, sway bars, induction, brakes.. .and more Call to order our new 1996 Performance Parts Catalog 800 225 ALFA September. 2001  Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS "/New, extremely competitive "value pricing" on all parts. Over 20 years of Alfa experience. 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FREE ALFA CATALOG! Restoration & Replacement Parts Giulietta through 16 76 Alfetta CT, ugly body, strong driver, complete and not particularly rusty $1,250 OBO. 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 77 Spider Veloce, 47K mi, blk, engine runs great, int in good shape, minor rust in the usual spots, garaged year round $4,000. Mike, 781-545-3580. MA 79 Kamm-tailed Spyder Veloce, maroon, Weber carbs, good tires, runs well, dent in rear, needs new top $2,800. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-4676532 WA 79 Alfetta Sprint Veloce coupe, 4-cyl, 5spd, red w/tan cloth, wood wheel, sunroof, pb, 77K miles $3,950. Car Exchange, 847680-1950. IL 79 Veloce Spider, green/beige, 97K mi, #286, a very strong car which needs cosmetics, lots invested in mechanics last year $1,500 OBO. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY LITERATURE 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina Showroom Brochure. 8.5"x 11", stapled, great condition. English language, over 10 pages, including 20+ color photos, cutaways, and supplement entitled "USA Version." $20. geoffarcher(iiyahoo.com , 408-241-7411. CA • a romea-parrs-- Call: 303-447-0239 or fax: 303-447-0257 www.centerlinealfa .com r Re-Originals OEM Quality! 13601 FM529 Suite 1 Houston, TX 77041 NEW WINDSHIELDS FROM EUROPE! Apollo Laminated! DOT, TUV & ISO Approved! Maserati Ghibli Maserati Mexico Maserati 3500 GT DeTomaso Pantera Intermeccanica Italia Duetto Alfa SS Montreal 2600 Zagato Junior Zagato TZ-1 & TZ-2 GTV-Gasket Style Giulietta/Giulia Sprint Giulietta/Giulia Spider Alfetta GT & Four Door 2000/2600 Touring Spider FREE CATALOGS & UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES Alfa - Ferrari - Lancia - Fiat - Maserati - Apollo - Lam borghini Call today for your OEM, NOS or new restoration part. CALL FORA CATALOG (713) 849-2400 or FAX (713) 849-2401 22  Sports Car Market

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FERRAIR. 1971 Ferrari Competition Daytona Chassis number: 13971 Engine number: 001M rom the stable of arch enthusiast and consummate perfectionist the late Aldo Cudone comes this fearsome Daytona. It was prepared to competition specification in 1981 for Signor Cudone in the workshops of Giuliano Michelotto, the factory-appointed tuner responsible for the 308 Group 4, F40 LM, 333SP and many other Ferrari racing cars. This work was carried out under the supervision of Gaetano Florino, head of Ferrari Assistenza Clienti at the time, without regard to expense. In the modern classic car market, the big four-cam V12 front-engined Ferrari Daytona is rightly regarded as offering a tremendous amount of machinery—and of public road performance—for the money such cars cost. Most sought-after of all, however, are the handful of Daytonas assembled for endurance racing in the Assistenza Clienti center neighboring the old pre-war Scuderia Ferrari building. Acquired from second owner Clementino Borghi by Aldo Cudone in 1981, this Daytona was uprated to full factory specification by Michelotto (mechanics) and Bacchelli & Villa (bodywork). Works drawings were made available—after all, the Daytona had been racing until 1979 and the know-how was still fresh. The riveted Group 4 bodywork includes six side exhausts, flared arches covering wider competition wheels, full height faired headlamps, air splitters atop front fenders, a chin spoiler, twin exterior fuel fillers, plexiglass side windows and a single pantograph wiper. Inside, the cabin is trimmed in lightweight materials and there are harnesses for both occupants, plus a fire extinguisher, roll cage and other competition necessities. Nonetheless, the trunk still manages to accommodate a space-saver spare and full tool kit. Mechanically, the car was fully rebuilt by Michelotto to competition specs. Although we do not have a record of the horsepower figures, the presentation of the engine bay, dominated by the ram air induction box, speaks for itself. Judging from its still concours condition 20 Years produced  Number produced  Original price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Clubs  Web sites  Steering column and on frame near right front suspension pickup points years later, Sig. Cudone's "Comp Daytona" was used most sparingly. We know he drove the car, accompanied by an Italian rally ace, on the 1985 Coppa d'Italia, but since then the car appears to have been carefully stored in climate-controlled conditions. It is offered today by his family with current FIA testament to the enthusiasm and perfectionism of one man and the talent of two great Ferrari specialists. This car soldfor $239,960, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams & Brooks Monaco sale, May 21, 2001. Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St. Downey, CA 90241 Right side of engine block near flywheel www.ferrariclubofamerica.org ; www.FerrariOwnersClub.org Alternatives: ... Two Maserati Ghiblis, four Ford SVO Mustangs or a single 289 Cobra below $100,000 by 1995 and have rebounded slightly in the last five years to the $ 100,000-$125,000 range for a good, no-stories car Almost 1,400 365 GTB/4s were built, and although never intended to be race cars, a few were indeed prepared by privateers and raced successfully. A mere 15 Competition lightweights were built with factory support and raced very successfully, with multiple class wins at Le Mans, Daytona, the Tour de France and at virtually every other major racing event on the planet. These very desirablefactory-built competition cars bring as much as $1,500,000 today for a Le Mans class winner, and sell quickly when on the market. With the few factory-built competition cars commanding a huge premium, there has long been a demand for non-factory built competition cars for club racing and for those who want the ultimate in a 1970s Ferrari "bad boy" street car I know of 33 non-factory Competition 365 GTB/4 Cs built over the years. The very few privateers' cars with period Le Mans, Daytona or Sebring race histories command a substantial premium, while those with no race history are the club racers 'bargain basement buy, available as cheaply as $ 125,000—about the cost of the competition conversion. 1969-74 1,273 $19,000 (1969) $105,000-$140,000 $3,000 $200 When I inspected this car at Aldo Cudone's The 365 GTB/4 Daytona was Ferraris first modern luxury Grand Touring Berlinetta, with striking looks, an exhaust note to die for, big horsepower and a top speed few would ever find. Initially priced at $19,000 in 1969, production ceased in 1974 with a price tag ofjust over $25,000. As production ended, the first of several gas crises hit and prices plummeted—I bought an alloy Comp Daytona prototype in mid-1974 for a mere $14,000. Daytona prices peaked in 1989 when a good "street" Daytona would easily bring $500,000. Prices dropped September, 2001  Padova race shop in October 1997, the quality, authenticity and money spent on its conversion were instantly obvious. With bodywork by Bacchelli & Villa and mechanical and race preparation by Michelotto, the work was to the highest standards in Italy and, bluntly, to higher standards than when the factory-built Competition cars were new. While this example is a non-factory car and has no race history from the 1970s, and so is not eligible for most first-tier European rally events, it brought a price of almost $100,000 more than recent sales of similar but lesser-quality cars. This is further proof that "the best" will always bring the best prices.—Michael Sheehan (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company.)• 23

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Sheehan Speaks by Michael Sheehan The Valve job Wars: Alfa vs. Ferrari o one is more persistent in his questions about how to have an affordable Ferrari than our editor, who seems to believe it is his destiny to discover the "Northwest Passage" to the land of cheap Ferrari valve jobs. Here's today's plaintive and misguided inquiry: "Cindy's '78 Alfa Spider has gone in for a head gasket and valve job and it will probably be around $1,500. Since a four-cylinder Alfa is one-third of a 330 Ferrari V12, and there should be some economies of scale here, shouldn't a valve job on my 1963 330 America be $4,500?" There are many reasons why our editor is hopelessly adrift in fantasy-land. First, there is no economy of scale. The Alfa is a smaller, more compact engine, and the overall labor is much less. The single distributor and fuel-injectors on the Alfa can be removed and pushed aside while the head is removed. The cylinder head is easily accessible from either side and can be removed by a single mechanic. Most shops will quote 12 to 14 hours for the job at a labor rate of $60 per hour or $720 to $840. As for parts and machining, the Alfa has four intake valves at $22 each for $88, four exhaust valves at $38 each for $152, eight guides at $8 each for $64, eight valve seats at $13 each for Parts, labor and machining for a valve job on Cindy's 25-year-old Spider should indeed be in the $1,500 range. Since the car is worth, being kind, around $7,500, this investment, which represents about 20% of its value and will make the car much more pleasurable to drive, makes a lot of sense. With  the One-third the valves, one-sixth the cost. $104, a gasket set at $125 and machining the new valves, guides and seats at about $160 for a total of $693. Ferrari, a car that is 15 years older, the equation disintegrates quickly. Labor will be much higher. The Ferrari's cylinder head studs are almost always corroded solidly onto the head studs and a one-half-inch thick steel puller plate must be ASTON MARTIN FERRARI PORSCHE Autosport Designs, has been a mainstay in the automotive field for over a decade. Well known for our professional and courteous service to the discriminating enthusiast, our facilities includes a large selection of vehicles on display for sale as well as a 6500 sq. ft. workshop and restoration and body shop. From start to finish, all services are provided under one roof. The autosportdesigns.com website is an up to date photo gallery of our current inventory as well as valuable information about our facility. Always feel free to call for our current inventory list and any information regarding our services. CONTACT: Tom Papadopoulos or Barry Wagner 332 SAGAMORE AVENUE • MINEOLA, NY 11501 516-248-0066 • FAX: 516-248-4422 WEBSITE: autosportdesigns.com E-MAIL: sales @ autosportdesigns.com ALWAYS SEEKING QUALITY AUTOMOBILES FOR PURCHASE Sales & Leasing (all year) Restorations Interior & exterior repairs Chassis dyno (rolling road) Carburetor & Fuel injection Machining & Fabrication Race prep & support 24  Sports Car Market

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used to apply massive pressure to slowly and evenly pull the cylinder heads off the block. This can't effectively be done by a single person. Head removal is really best accomplished by taking out the whole engine—in fact, every shop I spoke with explained that in the end it is generally cost effective to pull the engine out of an old V12, even for a valve job. It makes dealing with any other eventualities, and there will be several, much easier. Before the 330 cylinder heads can be removed, the Weber carbs and linkage, both distributors, the cam covers, the 24 rocker arms and their pedestals all must be removed for access. Assuming the heads come off without difficulty, the head studs don't have to be removed by a hack saw and the cut-off head studs don't have to be laser cut from the block, the total time to remove and refit the heads, install the cams, retime the distributors, remove and install the engine, etc. is 60 hours at $75 per hour, or $4,500. Our very parts-intensive Ferrari has 12 intake valves at $102 each for $1,224, 12 exhaust valves at $110 each for $1,320, 24 valve guides at $11 each for $264, 24 valve adjustment screws at $14.75 each for $354, 24 cam roller pins at $30 each for $720, 24 valve seats at $32 each for $768, 24 valve guide seals at $1.50 each for $36 and a cylinder head gasket kit at a staggering $450, for a total of $5,136 for parts alone. Machining the new valves, seats and guides is a modest $480, bringing the total for parts and machining for our Ferrari to $5,616. Total parts, labor and machining on our 35-year-old Ferrari is just over $10,000, or more than six times the cost of the Alfa job, even though the engine has only three times as many cylinders. Last but not least, the maximum time estimate on the Alfa is about a week while the minimum time estimate for the Ferrari is a month. With an estimated value, being kind again, of $35,000 for ED.'s Ferrari, this valve job is nearing onethird the value of the overall car. That doesn't sound too bad, but "while you're in there," the bearings should probably be renewed as well. How do you spell $25,000? Now you're approaching two-thirds of the value of the car, and begin to understand the ultimate pitfall of doing anything to a 2+2 Ferrari. The cost of a valve job or rebuilding an engine to stock specs on a Daytona, a 330 GTC, or even an SWB won't be much different than on ED.'s 330. But when a car is worth $1.2m, spending $25,000 is really chump change. For a $35,000 car, it's the end of the world. As soon as you open this engine, things get expensive. there's really more to this dismal picture. With an old engine, the chances are that a valve job, with its resultant increased compression, will simply exacerbate the problems in the lower end of the engine. Rings, pistons and liners really should be replaced, and, in words well-known to anyone with an old car, For three years, now, each time ED. comes up with a new scheme, my response is the same. I send him a case of ultra-cheap, straight 40-weight oil (since it's not going to stay in the engine very long, what's the point of buying something expensive?) with a label attached that says, "Oil is cheap and motors are expensive."• We make leasing as simple as turning the key. FINANCIAL SERVICES Serving your leasing needs since / 978 Premier September, 2001  47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.com 25

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Ferraris For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. FERRARI 50 195 INTER GHIA, 2-seater, 1950 Turin show car, remarkably original, engine/ gearbox out, apart, looking quite good for straight forward rebuild $165,000 OBO. Jerry Bensinger, 330-759-5224 days. OH 52212, s/n 0219, 1-off Vignale coupe, ivory and gray, exquisite in both form and detail, 3-carb eng, very original includes full interior, missing nothing, many interesting details $395,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 53 212 INTER PF COUPE, perfectly restored in red w/tan leather int, Best in class at Pebble Beach in '85, a beautiful car, ideal for shows and tours $375,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 58 250 CT ELLENA, #0785, in bare metal, complete, driving $90,000. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 63 250 GT LUSSO, s/n 5397, red w/blk int, exc body paint, int, mechanical and detailed components, drive to the concours $175,000. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 64 275 GTB, short nose, red/blk, Borranis, new paint, interior and chrome, spectacular $185,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 66 275 GTS, silver metallic w/blk leather, 42,600 miles, beautiful paint, excellent interior, runs and drives perfectly, Borrani wire wheels & proper XWXs, a lovely ex- ample $168,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954522-9900. FL 66 275 GTB, 2-cam alloy, red/blk, 6-carb, Borranis, XWX's, older cosmetic & driving condition $245,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 66 275 GTB, very late long nose, torque tube, fresh motor, new paint, new interior, excellent chrome, 59K mi, same owner 21 years $225,000. 847-864-3740. IL 67 275 GTB/4, s/n 9337, fly yellow w/ black int, Borranis, proper tools & manuals, shown in competition many times, 59,000 km $329,000. James Dawson, 614354-6605 anytime. OH 67 275 GTB/4, red/blk, exc cond, new Borrani ww, Just took Best in Show at last Ferrari showing $359,000. Bill Tracy, 941924-9523. FL 67 330 GTC, red/blk, 68K mi, a/c, CA car, older cosmetics, strong driveline $72,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 69 365TC, blue pastello/tan, impeccable Modena restored w/FCH Concours Judgement, drenikdino@hotmail.com $89,950. Gary Drenik, 393396126177. ITALY 70 DAYTONA SPYDER, conversion, flawless red w/blk leather, only 41K mi from new, rebuilt drivetrain, stunning conversion by Bachelli (Modena) using ultra rare factory rear clip, no fiberglass, Cromodoras, Michelin XWXs $130,000. Woodnorth, 800-797-2886. FAX 773-227-0752 IL 71 365 GTB/4, s/n 14187 (US), red w/ black int, rebuilt Borranis with new XWX USAppraisal MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline October 1, 2001 IMP 41111,11116files Coming in October: tires, nicely detailed, excellent driver that will show, proper tools & manuals, above the rest, 38K miles $129,000. James Dawson, 614-354-6605 anytime. OH 72 246 CT DINO, blue, tan, excellent original Euro car, 93,000 km $62,500. 214-35 10218. TX 73 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA, US version, red/blk, 27K orig mi, Mags, air and outstanding mechanical and cosmetic condition $129,000. Motor Classic, 914-997- 9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 73 365 GTB/4, silver/blk, very clean, 21K mi, books, tools, drives superbly $118,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-6579698 CA 74 246 GTS, factory a/c, anthracite/tan, Daytona int, 37,726 mi, excellent throughout $79,500. Motorcar gallery, 954-5229900. FL• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1995 Alfa Romeo RZ Zagato 1986 Ferrari 412 Sports Coupe 1969 Lamborghini Miura Jota Replica 1969 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost 1992 Porsche 959 1942 Ford Jeep Specialized in Italian car parts 8r. pre-war car parts. WA Our photo, your caption. Be the author of the most accurate, most creative or most provocative response and receive a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503/252-5854. e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: Mystery, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215-1429. 26  Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  www.Italparts.com Alphen aid Rijn-Holland borghini Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: info@italparts.com Sports Car Market I

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Etceterini & Friends Market Place 1952 Peugeot Darl'Mat Sedan Chassis number: 1232663 n 1936, a Paris dentist, Dr. Paulin, with helpfrom a Peugeot dealer, Emile Darl 'Mat, conceived and built a sports car based on the Peugeot 302. Named the Peugeot 302 DS (for Darl 'Mat Sport), it was offered in three body styles: coupe, cabriolet and roadster. In 1937, three orfour lightweight alloy roadsters were produced and entered at Le Mans, where they surprisingly finished 7th, 8th and 10th overall. I About 104 "street" examples of the DS were produced, and fewer than 40 survive, with 8 to 10 in the US. During WWH, the Gestapo killed Dr. Paulin, but Emile Darl 'Mat survived and was eager to start building cars again after the war. Peugeot was producing a spiffi? 203, powered by a well-developed hemi-head engine. Unfortunately, the 203 was of monocoque construction, which eliminated the implementation of an all Darl 'Mat body. In its 203-model line-up, Peugeot offered three body styles: cabriolet, two-door coupe and four-door sedan. Darl 'Mat also offered versions of all three of these, with visual modifications being new fenders, front grille, moldings and a rather stylized trunk cover Some cars were allocated to Darl'Mat di- Years produced  rectly from the factory, and carried Darl 'Mat plate and numbers. A few bought their cars new from Peugeot, and brought them to Darl 'Mat for their transformation Oust as Alfa owners would bring Giulietta Sprints to Zagato to have them transformed into SVZs). The cars that were transformed by Darl 'Mat carried a Peugeot plate and numbers. At the time, there was no difference between the two types; no one cared what was written on the small brass plate on the firewall. But today's' collectors, with their self-righteous noses high in the air, consider the Peugeot-plate cars the black sheep of the family. How silly we are sometimes. The car shown here, properly called a 1952 Peugeot Darl 'Mat Sedan, sold for a world record price of $22,410, including buyer's premium, at the Barrett-Jackson Petersen Museum auction on June 16, 2001. Number produced  Original price  SCM Price Guide  Chassis #  Engine #  Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Club  Alternatives  This particular model is so obscure that it gives appraisers nightmares, and any price at which it sells is a new market price. This particular example is a "plain vanilla" four-door with single Solex carburetor and Peugeot chassis plate, converted by Darl 'Mat. I first drove and examined it in the mid- '90s. The owner was a charming gentleman named September, 2001  Stanley Tillis, who lived in Orange county, and had a brace of interesting pre- and postwar Peugeots. The car pictured here was his, it was the very first car that he restored and collected, and it was not for sale. It drove as well as any 203 sedan that I have ever driven. On the firewall plate and on the lower right firewall Small brass plate on the left side of the engine $250 $60 Les Amis de Darl'Mat, 146 Blvd. Grenelle, 75015 Paris, France Simca 8 Sport cabriolet and coupe A year or so later, I called Mr Tillis and inquired if the 203 might be for sale. Yes, he said, but not for a penny less than $35k. I concluded that he really did not want to sell the car, and after a few social pleasantries, I rung off That was the last time I talked to Mr Tillis. A couple of years ago, I heard that he had passed away and that one of his heirs was selling the collection. I was offered the 203 for $20k, and declined. At the beginning of this year, the 203 appeared at local auction with no reserve. A friendly and very brave dealer bought it in the $10k range. 1948-54 less then 200 $2,500 (approx.) N/A At Barrett-Jackson/Petersen, I reacquainted myself with my old friend, this 203 Darl 'Mat Sedan. I also saw my dealer acquaintance, who had bought it at the previous auction, and wished him luck. I was sure that the car would not sell, or at least would not bring more than $11k. The final price of $22,410 surprised all of us, and shows what can happen to even the most obscure of cars when an auction company brings two motivated bidders into the same room. The new owner will be the hit of any Bastille Day car club meet, and won't ever have to face the multi-thousand dollar mechanical repair bills that Ferrari owners seem to be so proud of (If they're not, why do we keep hearing about them?) While the price made was much more than I expected, it proved once again that an item, any item, on any given day, is worth exactly as much as two people (the high bidder and underbidder) want to pay for it.—Raymond Milo• 27

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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. BUGATTI 26 TYPE 38 TOURER, $125,000. Edward Fallon, 623-465-7246. FAX 623-4657113 AZ CITROEN 65 2CV, new red, 602cc dbbl engine, disc brakes, red hood, very drivable $7,800 BO. 720-855-1385. CO DELAGE 39 D6 Figoni & Falaschi drophead, 1-off, 2 owners from new, the only 3.0 litre D-6 ever produced, the only Figoni D-6 ever produced, too much info to list, please call for details $375,000. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA DELAHAYE 47 135M, 1-off Saoutchik disappearing top convertible w/all the elegance you would expect. Orig matching #'s, 3-carb, Cotal gearbox, V windshield and push button doors $185,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA DETOMASO 69 MANGUSTA, s/n 8MA830, red w/ black leather int, fully detailed engine bay, excellent paint & interior, above the rest, 36K miles $45,000. James Dawson, 614354-6605 anytime. OH 72 PANTERA PRE-L, red w/blk, redone body, painted, interior, h/p engine, wheel, tires, many upgrades, extras, beautiful car $21,600 B/O, Serious calls. 781-784-5460 eves only. MA 74 PANTERA, orange/black, 15,500 orig miles, exceptionally nice $43,000. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL FACEL VEGA 61 FACEL VEGA HK500, outstanding restoration, modem cold a/c, navy/blue, auto but w/orig Pont a Mousson, wire wheels $49,500. PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. PA 61 FACEL VEGA HK500, beautiful, recent restoration, onyx black lacquer w/new red leather, a very pretty car $39,000. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO FIAT 59 JOLLY, woven wicker seats and a surrey top, new brakes, runs fine, needs cosmetic restoration $5,500. 570-584-4297. PA 59 JOLLY 600, 9,500 mi, 1-owner, excellent condition, repainted and rechromed twice, orig tires and wicker seats $23,500. 419-756-7078. OH 67 DINO COUPE, nice solid original car, most difficult parts replaced, water pump, carbs, etc, needs paint, clutch, great investment $5,950 OBO. 404-320-0008. GA 67 DINO SPYDER, rebuilt 2.0 liter V6 w/ under 10K mi, red w/blk int, freshly serviced, all records, same owner since 1980, looks and runs great, just inspected $19,500. 508-852-6322. MA 67 DINO SPYDER, #370, new valves, paint, wiring, dash, etc, excellent condition, red/blk,lowner since 1985, many spares $22,500 OBO. 310-702-2622. CA 69 LOMBAFtD1 ABARTH, 1969-70, factory mags, excellent, rare Italian sports car, looks like small Ferrari Boxer, $15,000 Meld Shipping & Ins. 61882-786874. FAX 61881-780674 AUSTRALIA HISPANO 20 8-10 HP TOURER, Spanish bodied, excellent orig cond throughout, lovely brass accouterments $95,000 offer/trade. 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 25 H6B TOURING, CCCA 1st, very nice older restoration $250,000. Edward Fallon, 623-465-7246. FAX 623-465-7113 AZ HORCH 35830 SEDAN 4-DOOR, restored $40,000. FAX 351252323763 PORTUGAL 38 853 CABRIOLET, totally restored in all aspects, 1 of if not the best in the world $395,000. Edward Fallon, 623-465-7246. FAX 623-465-7113 AZ INNOCENT! 61 950 SPYDER, red/blk, 4-spd, restored $19,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL INTERMECCANICA 70 MURENA, burgundy/blk, 429, auto, extremely rare car, 1 of only 14 ever made, in excellent condition $30,000. Forza, 860350-1140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 73 INDFtA, blue w/tan, Chevrolet 350 V8, auto, very nice $30,000. Forza, 860-3501140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 74 INDRA, factory built w/Shelby 428 engine, 4-spd, a/c, ps, pb, pw, white/blue, trades welcome $44,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL ISO 67 ISO GRIFO, red/blk, 4-spd, Campys, excellent int redone correctly, rust-free, recent paint $44,900. 630-655-3535. IL 68 ISO GRIFO SERIES I, very rare 7 IiSEE WHAT WE DO Restore your car—better than new! Sleeve and rebuild brakes: master, wheel, calipers, servo, slave, clutch cylinders and boosters, reline shoes • Lifetime Warranty • Quick Service White Post Restorations One Old Car Drive • P.O. Drawer D, White Post, VA 22663 (540837-114o • vvww.whitepost.com 28  ter, 427/400 hp, 1 of only 66 built, completely restored, 46K orig mi, rust-free and accident-free, CA car, options include full leather int, pw, pw, factory air, custom sound system w/10-stack CD and Borranis ww, $95,000. 818-718-9654. CA 71 ISO GRIFO S 2, yellow/brown, Targa, 1 of only 4 produced, 1 of only 2 in the USA, completely restored and ready for Italiana $110,000. Bill Tracy, 941-924-9523. FL 72 ISO GRIFO SERIES 2, red/red, 454 Can Am car, in show condition, 1 of only 24 produced, only 11 believed to be remaining $110,000. Bill Tracy, 941-924-9523. FL ITALIA 72 CONVERTIBLE, 351W, 4-speed, a/c, pw, Cromodora wheels, partial restoration, needs body/paint finished $16,000. Tom Reece, 480-951-7195. AZ LAMBORGHINI 66 400GT, VI2 coupe, #517, 26K orig doe mi, looks, drives new, recent show quality paint, stored CA car, 1 of just 14 non- 2+2 coupes from '66, rare collectable $79,000. 703-360-1726. VA 69 ISLERO, brown/tan, 59K mi, tired cond $22,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-2749809 CA 70 MIURA, yellow with blue/gray int, 61 km, only 7 km since complete overhaul in 1989, #1022, excellent condition w/very strong engine and trans $120,000. 410343-0319. MD 72 ESPADA SERIES 11, red w/blk leather, factory a/c, 5-spd, 33,538 mi, 1 owner since '76, good looking car $19,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 73 JARAMA S, white/red, US version w/ factory air and 5-spd, a beautiful low mileage example from museum $39,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 75 ESPADA SERIES 3, blue/blk, 28K mi, auto, decent condition, new paint and tires $14,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-2749809 CA 84 COUNTACH 5000S, red/blk int, 29K ml, 1-owner, class A title, stored in heated garage, this is one of the real Lamborghini's, never driven more than 10 miles in the rain $78,000. Gary, 517-764-0700. MI 87 JALPA, blue/white, beautiful condition throughout $33,000 BO. 212-989-6231 eves. 917-620-8158 anytime. NY 91 DIABLO, s/n 12144, black w/tan int, originally owned by Rod Stewart, 8,000 km, excellent condition $124,900. James Dawson, 614-354-6605 anytime. OH LANCIA 53 B53, 1-off Berlinetta by Balboa, rhd, Nardi twin carb, said to be done from stem to stern, need only paint and minor cosmetics, call for details $39,000 OBO. 323-6567483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA 56 AURELIA B-20 COUPE, elegant and sophisticated designed with all alloy V6 and transaxle driveline, restored by Cappa, dark blue w/gray wool int to GT specs, includes alloys doors and hood, sliding windows, twin Webers and buckets, a show winner $56,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 61 FLAMINIA CONVERTIBLE, silver/ red leather, new front subframe, 2500cc alum V6, Touring Superleggera coachwork, stored from '68 to '98, good Pirellis, needs top, seats, paint $9,500. 703-534-5015. VA 65 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, complete running car, needs full restoration 519,500. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-8930669 CA 66 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, 2.8L alum V6 w/triple Webers, rear transaxle, inboard, disc brakes, alum body, new paint, weather seals, rebuilt brakes, carbs, replated chrome & more, call for info $50,000. 803-6429940. SC MASERATI 60 3500GT, missing engine, otherwise very complete and together, has rust in rockers, needs restoration $6,500. 530893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 62 3500 COUPE, dark red/black, 5-spd, disc brakes, fuel injection, rebuilt motor, redone, Fl unit, brakes, new tires/exhaust $24,000. Forza, 860-350-1140. FAX 860350-1148 CT 63 VIGNALE SPYDER, metallic blue, caramel leather, 5-spd, ww, immaculate $75,000. 713-794-3368 days. 713-5268990 eves. TX 71 GHIBLI SS COUPE, brown metallic, white leather, ps, a/c, high end stereo, immaculate $42,500 trades considered. 713794-3368 days. 713-526-8990 eves. TX 71 GHIBLI SS, 4.9, black/pigskin, great driver, 5-spd, working a/c, well sorted older restoration $39,500. Jim, 202-6256675. DC 72 GHIBLI SS COUPE, 5-spd, all #s match, bfidtan, 24K orig mi, maintained to the highest standards, superb mechanical cond, good paint and orig tan int, great driver, lots invested $37,500. Mr. Harris. 914-631-0090 ext-223. NY 73 BORA, gold/cream, 40K ml, Euro bumpers, good cosmetics except minor rust, strong motor, hydraulics need attention $19,500. 310274-7440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 77 BORA, s/n 1044, 14K miles! Copper gold w/black & tobacco tan int. Best of Show at International Maserati meet (Concours Italiano). In 1995 was invited to show at Giugiaro feature at Concours Italian°. Considered by many experts to be one of the finest original examples in existence. Drives out like a new car, EC drive or show $59,000. James Dawson, 614-354-6605 anytime. OH OSCA 54 OSCA, MT-4, 1100cc engine, red w/tan interior $165,000. 317-955-9870. IN PEUGEOT 67404 CONVERTIBLE, immaculate condition, two tops, floor shift, fuel injected, rebuilt engine $16,500 OBO. Jim, 708-2882588. FAX 708-387-9934 IL SIATA 54 DAINA GS, alloy coupe by Sti Farina complete, straight, stripped to bare alloy, needs restoration, all events eligible $17,500. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA TALBOT LAGO 38 TALBOT LAGO, T-23 Baby 4L, Figoni et Falaschi 2-seater roadster, It & drk blue w/red leather, Wilson pre-selector, wires and all detailing of the era, beautifully restored and a pleasure to drive $195,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 47 TALBOT T-26, convertible, Paris show model type, beautiful pre-war styling w/ open top windshield, only 3 known, CA car, outstanding orig cond, call for info, offers and trades considered $95,000. 808742-7412 or. 805-643-1800.CA• Sports Car Market

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Waseor Phes RACE CARS 22 DUESENBERG, 183 ci twin cam engine on a display stand, one of one $125,000. CCars, 626-447-0327. CA 31 DUESENBERG, Indy racer, 260 ci Straight Eight, overhead cam, 210 hp, driven by Dusty Farhnow, call for more details $150,000. Mark, Vintage Sales, 303456-0041. CO 32 LAGONDA, 16/80 tourer, Vanden Plas type alloy body, 6 new tires w/twin sidemounts, good top, paint and leather interior, engine recently rebuilt and updated to a very high standard $49,000. 516627-5068. NY 46 VOLPINI, 1100 Sport, a true little jewel of a sports car in beautiful condition and ready for any event, CSRG, HMSA and all other events eligible, tours $79,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA 49 LINCOLN, Baby coupe, Mexican race graphics, dual carbs $20,000. 650-8541755. CA 53 LANCIA, B53, one-off Berlinetta by Balboa, rhd, Nardi twin carb, said to be mechanically redone from stem to stern, needs only paint and minor cosmetics $39,000 OBO. 323-656-7483. FAX 323654-8788 CA 53 NASH-HEALEY, roadster, yellow/blk, 3-spd o/d, proper wire wheel caps, LeMans specs, 6-cyl motor, superb rust-free TX car, older show quality restoration $47,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914997-9136 NY 54 SIATA, Daina GS alloy coupe by Sti Farina, complete, straight, stripped to bare alloy, needs restoration, all prestige vintage events eligible $17,500. 323-6567483. FAX 323-654-8788 CA 55 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4 vintage race car, dark green, full race ready, exc cond, could be streetable $16,500. 2 15-2481695. PA 58 LOTUS, 7 Series 1, all steel 948cc engine, 85 hp, close ratio box, excellent alloy body $32,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 58 LOTUS, Elite, Brg, excellent restored condition, chrome wire wheels, fresh engine $35,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 58 MGA, twin cam roadster, green/blk, currently fitted w/fresh Butch Gilbert push rod engine, includes original twin cam, knock-otTs, CSRG accepted $14,850. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA 60 ASTON MARTIN, DB4, vintage race car, new engine, all the proper race bits $90,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 60 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000, vintage race car, excellent, lots invested, 5-speed, LSD, logbooks $24,900. 561-595-3000. FL 61 LOTUS, 20B Formula Jr, total restorawww.maseratinet.corn OP'  ‘IMASERATI4, 4414 INTERN Aii° Factory recognized. Join the world's largest Maserati support group, with more than 3,500 members from 39 countries. Tech staff available to help owners and enthusiasts; parts discounts; the famous 80+ page glossy Club magazine Viale Ciro Menotti; Club decal; roster; access to a multitude of Maserati road tests, technical bulletins, manuals, etc. To join, fax your name, address, and credit card number; you'll receive a packet of Maserati information by Air Mail. $70 USA members, $80 Canada, $100 all other countries. Join now! MASERATI PARTS TOLL FREE 1-800-MASERATI (627-3728) New & Used for All Models. Providing owners with knowledgeable, courteous, prompt professional express service since 1976. Next-day service our speciality. Competitive Prices. $10 million inventory. Service shop discounts. VISA / MC / AE Technical Assistance Line: USA + 425-455-4707 Fax: USA + (425) 646-5458 P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Francis G. Mandarano  President  September, 2001  ION  Serving the Maserati community since 1976 tion, fresh steel motor, Carillos, etc, new Wobbley wheels, front disc, SVRA and SCCA log books, fast, fun, authentic and gorgeous $40,000. 954-920-3303. FL 62 LOTUS, 23 sports racer, fresh twin cam engine, correct documented car $59,500. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 62 PORSCHE, 356 coupe, fresh all steel 912 engine, close ratio trans, very fast and competitive $29,900. Paul Lane, 203-3776745. CT 63 AC COBRA, red, blk leather, owned 10 years, 55K mi, very, very nice orig, early Cobra CSX #2083 quad Webers, both sets of rims $150,000 OBO. 817-368-7663. TX 63 SHELBY COBRA, CSX 2032, factory full comp Cobra, fully documented, orig skin, ex Lance Reventlow car, beautiful, ultra rare, very important Cobra $495,000 USD. 905-875-4700. CANADA ON 63 LOTUS, 23, s/n 23S-88, restored and sorted w/fresh Jennings Lotus twin cam, serviced Hewland and suspension, strong performance $79,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 63 PORSCHE, 356 coupe, fuel cell, roll cage, safety belts, MSD ignition, etc $16,500. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 64 DODGE, 330, 426 Hemi, 4-spd, 390 posi, rare 64 race Hemi engine with original crossram and carbs, tan paint and interior, awesome streetable car $28,000. 417866-6775 after 7 pm. MO 64 TRIUMPH, TR4A, SCCA E-production race car, fully prepared, fuel cell, roll cage, fiberglass, fenders and hoods $6,500. 800659-0979. CA 69 CORVETTE, race car, just finished, best of everything, fastest SVRA legal group 6 car, 1st overall, monster $79,900 USD. 905-875-4700. CANADA ON 69 LOTUS, Elan race car, VARA DP3 champion, 1,100 lbs, 26R brake frame mods, alum radiator, 13" Panasport, non-donut axles, 396 rear, 1600cc Stromberg eng, 10:1 compression, 2000 Wells Cargo enclosed trailer and spares $35,000. 714-815-3653. CA 71 PORSCHE 911S TARGA, signal orange, full leather blk Recaros, a/c, groundup restoration, 4K miles on engine and trans, outstanding example $26,500 OBO. 561-283-7988 eves. FL 74 PORSCHE, 911 RSR IROC competition coupe, ex-Penske, Petty, Follmer and Shelton, 3.5 litre engine, all components new or rebuilt $175,000. Paul Lane, 203377-6745. CT Donl hesitate to buy cars in Europe! J14401 41 It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! c.a.r. logistics Phone: Fax: +41 31 888 14 24 +41 31 888 14 25 e-maicallog@packimpex.ch 29 76 LANCIA, Beta Scorpion, 2nd owner, 7k mi, always garaged, never operated in winter, sunroof, 2-place car with hi-perf Fiat engine, professionally maintained, spares and literature, Ferrari red and in impeccable condition $11,500. Bob Woodward, 319588-5684. FAX 319-588-5750 IA•

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Reviews Ratings:  BMW 3 Series: Enthusiast's Companion Author: Jeremy Walton Publisher: Bentley Publishers Phone: 800/423-4595 Size: 81/4" x 10" Rating: Bimmerphiles **** Casual readers Everything anyone ever wanted to know about the post-war four-cylinder BMW, starting with the groundbreaking 1600/ 2002 series, can be found in this serious and complete effort. No other book captures such anyone a wide range of data and background information on BMW. This is an important subject, as these four-cylinder cars represent the rebirth of BMW as an automaker. While the desirable 5, 6, 7 and 8 series cars are BMW's high-profile senior offerings, the 3 series models are largely responsible for delivering the volume and profits that enabled BMW's stunning comeback. In retrospect, it is clear that the 1976 320i was a true breakthrough model. A quarter century of tremendous expansion of the "3 franchise" throughout the world was to follow. Racing is covered in careful detail, as are stories about the M3 series factory street hot rods. The 3 was the first modern BMW to be available from the factory in two-door, fourdoor, convertible, wagon, three-door hatchback, and four-wheel-drive models, and all are well covered. The book provides extensive production data, a thorough guide to the specifications and performance of the US models, and a buyer's guide. The data charts hold many surprising results. For example, did you realize that over 380,000 2002 cars were built? Or that over 1.3 million of the first series 3 cars were sold? These are both big numbers, much higher than most would guess, given the exclusive nature of the carefully cultivated BMW image. Missing are descriptions or color chips of the original colors and deciphering of VIN and engine numbers. However, these are minor items in what is overall a thoughtful and wellexecuted effort that will find a very large audience among BMW enthusiasts around the world.—Jim Schrager 30  MGF Author: David Knowles Publisher: MBI Publishing Co. Phone: 800/458-0454 Size: 81/2" x 11" hardbound. 144 pages Price: $34.95 Rating: MG fans * 1/2 Casual readers * The MG—named after Morris Garages where founder Cecil Kimber had his original service shop—is a name synonymous with sports cars. The TA, TB, and TC are often credited with creating the sports car interest in the United States and the proud octagonal MG badge has graced the radiator of family sedans, race cars and record holders. In 1980 the last MGB was produced and the factory at Abingdon was closed. The intervening years have not been kind as the brand name has been tossed around in a recurring game of acquisition and divestiture. In the late 1980s, BL Ltd. (British Leyland) was returned to the private sector and the concept of a new MG sports car became a reality. Author David Knowles takes us through the decision-making process that brought the various iterations of the new MG—code named Project Phoenix—to fruition. Three prototypes were initially prepared, PRI, 2, and 3. This book provides numerous photos and sketches of prototypes by several designers. Gazing at them, MG buffs can ponder what might have been produced. The third prototype evolved into the MGF, which began production in July 1995. The MG brand came under the control of BMW and any future development had to fit in under the Z3. Ownership, however, was returned to British soil in the spring of 2000, so the final chapter has yet to be written. This is a difficult book to recommend. Its $35 price places it beyond the reach of the casual reader and the subject matter, while deep, is narrow. The endless detail on the background of the MGF may be of interest to the most devout MG enthusiasts, but since this sports car was not intended for the United States market, it is of little value to readers on this side of the pond.—Carl Bomstead is Best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review Please send both copies to SCM, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Trans-Am: The Pony Car Wars, 1966-1972 Author: Dave Friedman Publisher: MBI Publishing Company Phone: 800/458-0454 Size: 10" x 10" hardbound. 252 pages Price: $39.95 Rating: Pony car enthusiasts Casual readers *** **13-** The Trans-American Series was conceived by the Sports Car Club of America's executive director, John Bishop, in 1966 as a professional racing venue for small sedans. The series was intended to be a manufacturers' championship and included not only the North American contingent but entries from Alfa Romeo, Datsun, Porsche and BMW. The popularity of the series was in part fueled by the overwhelming success of the Ford Mustang, introduced in April of 1964. The sales figures for the car, which far surpassed projections, paved the way for the introduction of "pony cars" from Chevrolet, Pontiac, Dodge, Plymouth and others. Fans could identify with the Camaros, Firebirds and Barracudas that, while modified, were recognizable as the cars they were driving on the street. It certainly did not hurt that the likes of Dan Gurney, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and Mark Donohue were at the wheel of their favored marque. The majority of factory support vanished after the 1970 season. The sales of muscle cars declined dramatically due to escalating gasoline prices and insurance premiums, and the manufacturers began shifting their marketing emphasis towards economy specials rather than powerful pony cars. No one would want to watch a race series featuring Mustang IIs, Dodge Colts and Chevrolet Vegas; the brief and glorious Trans-Am era was soon history. Author and photographer Dave Friedman, who was directly involved with the Trans-Am series during the first seven years, captures the compelling story of the TransAm with over 400 photographs and firsthand accounts from many of the drivers and other participants. While a bit expensive at $39.95, this book is worth every penny. —Carl Bomstead Sports Car Market

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Restoration - Service Sales - Automobilia Memorabilia - Gift Shop Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 -5:00 Sat: 9:30 - 3:00 Mt REST www.guildclassiccars.com An advertisement for all of those people who think we should be more SERIOUS about what we do. So someone came up to me the other day and told me that the adverts we run just don't take the whole subject of restoration seriously. He advised me that if we really wanted to attract SERIOUS clients with SERIOUS cars, then we had better get with the program and start listing our services rather than pictures that he felt poke fun at restoration. Well, I thought about it and he certainly had a point. Perhaps we should take the whole thing more SERIOUSLY. If he feels that we are besmirching the business of restoration, there must be someone else out there who feels the same way. So here we go, a list of the stuff we do. It's "HORN BLOWIN' TIME." RUST—We fix it. And, because we are Canadian, we know rust like no piker sitting in sunny California could hope to know it unless he tried to restore a car that someone dumped in the ocean fifty years ago. If we can restore a '66 Mustang that has always been a Canadian car, subject to Canadian winters with their salt-encrusted roads that tractor-trailers turn into the most perfectly corrosive mist found anywhere, then just imagine what we can do with a coddled Southern car. MISSING YOUR BODY—We can make you a new one, and if you already have one but want something different from anything anyone has ever seen before, we can make that too. We call it coach building, hot rodders call it hot rodding, customizers call it customizing. No matter what you call it, we are damned good at it. (Did you hear the horn blowing?) MECHANICAL—Hey, we can get a single-cylinder engine built in the early 1900s running like a top. If you have ever tried that, you'll know that isn't easy. How about building and firing up a Type 59 Bugatti Grand Prix motor? Runs acetone alcohol and benzene and starts on pure acetone. Big block Chevs, twelve-cylinder Ferraris, Phantom engines you can't hear running, we have done them all. They usually run when we are finished, too. (There have been notable exceptions, but it wasn't our fault, honest.) INTERIOR—Yup, and really nice stuff too. Need we list all the materials? Don't you hate that, when a shop lists stuff like "We do fine leather, exceptional Melton wool, superb brocades, the finest vinyl yadda, yadda, yadda"? If they are advertising that they do upholstery, should that not be a given? A waste of a reader's valuable time, that's what we think. PAINT and PREPARATION—You might say we are sort of anal when it comes to this, but if the paint isn't right it compromises all the jobs that have gone before. Our painters run the constant threat of dismemberment by the rest of the staff, so they really pay attention to what they are doing. HONESTY and INTEGRITY—Hey, we're Canadian, eh? OUR CLIENTS—Well, they have to have three or four things going for them. First, they must have the vision of what they want and the way they want it. Next, they have to be able to pay for it (Accounting insisted I list this as number two). Thirdly, we like our clients to get involved and get excited about what we are doing with them. Lastly, they gotta have a sense of humor and be willing to enjoy working with us, because we don't want to stop having fun doing what we are so darned good at. So, now that we have been serious, we expect at least fifty cars to come in from this advert. Hop to it and call. The Guild of Automotive Restorers PO Box 1150, 44 Bridge St., Bradford, ON L3Z 2B5 Canada Tel: (905) 775-0499 Fax: (905) 775-0944

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The Twenty Year jimiml PICTURE Six-Banger Brits 1963-67 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III, 1969-73 Triumph TR6 at 1969 MGC Convertible $32,000 $28,000 $24,000 $20,000 $16,000 $12,000 $ 8,000 $ 4,000 $ 0 1963-67 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III 1969-73 Triumph TR6 1969 MGC Convertible • 1963-67 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III (Prices for cars in excellent condition. Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) • 1969-73 Triumph TR6 III 1969 MGC Convertible This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest. CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions and banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/31 7-4228, FAX 301/31 7-8330•  Vintage Rally CALENDAR SEPTEMBER The Euro Classic, 9-13. Tour across Europe in any car over 20 years old. See www.msauk.org for more information. The Mille Autunno, 13-16. Cars 25 years or older. Shorter than the California Mille. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) The 5th Classic Malts Scottish Reliability Trial, 16-22. Six classes of cars will rally through some of Britain's finest roads. Contact Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, phone 011 44 1886 833505, fax 011 44 1886 833144. (UK) 2001 Jaguar Roadrunner 1000, 18-23. Special interest or pre-1976 cars. Contact John Smallwood, 800/745-9910, johnsmallwood@santafehotels.com. (NM) World Cup Rally 2001, 29-October 26. London to the Himalayas, 1.4- and 1.7-1iter cars, no turbos. Contact: Philip Young, classicsally@btinternet.com ; www. CarNet.co.uk The Cannonball Baker Classic, 29-October 6. 8-day two-lane road adventure from Sarasota Springs, NY to San Francisco, CA. '79 or earlier. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) Forza Mille V12, 29-October 5. Open to any Ferrari or any V12 of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com . (CT) OCTOBER Inca Trail 2001 Classic Reliability Trial and 4x4 Adventure Drive, 6-November 29. Leaving from Rio de Janeiro, 100 classic cars and 4x4s will trek 15,000 miles across South America. Contact Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, phone 011 44 1886 833505, fax 011 44 1886833144. (UK) 32  Northland Hospice 5th Annual HistoricVintage Car Rally, 12-14. Starting in Flagstaff, Arizona, this rally is open to pre-1975 historic vehicles and offers both stock and modified classes. Proceeds benefit Northland Hospice. Phone 520/779-1227, fax 520/779-5884. (AZ) The Melbourne Mille, 16-21. Australia. Escape fall weather by driving Down Under. Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) Mil Millas, 28-November 4. Argentina. Possible new route, farther north. Definitely a must do. Martin Swig, 415/5618401. (CA) NOVEMBER The Classic Cup, 2-4. The ideal starter event, or shake down your car for upcoming events. Belgium, $365 per person. Information available through www.CarNet. co.uk. The Veteran Car Run, 4. Commemorate the Emancipation run by starting at Hyde Park in London and traveling to Brighton. For information, e-mail vcr@msaevents.co.uk . Texas 1000, 4-9. Pre-1975 sports, racing or GT cars, or any Ford-powered (interpreted to be Aston Martin, Jaguar, Panoz, Talbot, Saleen, SVT, and Cobra CSX 4000, among others) sports car of any year. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com. (CT) Rally of the Tests, 30- December 2. A 100car field composed of pre-1960 autos will drive nearly the length of England. Information available from www.CarNet. co.uk.• For your complimentary listing in this directory, please contact Brian Rabold. 503/261-7127 x203, fax 503/253-2234. You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event! COSDEL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The only experienced shipper of high-value sports and racing cars to road, track and concours events world-wide. We take care of everything! You just FLY & DRIVE! < COR > Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 % if Ott olr 44 Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. Sports Car Market

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 ,,r MARKET REPORT Summer  , he September issue of SCM always exists in the nether world of pre-Monterey. Shipped to the printer the same day we board the plane for the orgy of races, concours and auctions that make up the Historic Weekend, we try to read the future but don't have any tea leaves in place. Anecdotal evidence from Dave Brownell at the just-completed RM Meadow Brook sale, to be covered in the November issue, indicates that expensive cars are still doing well, while those under $100,000, especially lots that are less than perfect, are suffering. That's not surprising as the very wealthy, for whom cars are an interesting pastime, are relatively immune from changes in the economy. It's the avocational $125,000-Daytona buyer who is likely to defer a purchase as he hears rumors ofhis company downsizing, and rechecks the status of his severance agreement. We own a cabin on Forest Service land in the Mt. Hood National Forest and, with Ms. Banzer as the president of the Oregon Forest Homeowners Association, receive information about the values and sales of this recreational property on a regular basis. For the first time in a decade, owners are offering to carry contracts on sales (banks will not finance these cabins as the land is leased; we own only the real improvements). We've learned that real values of cabins with needs have declined more than a third, and many have been on the market for over a year. Recreational cabins, like collector cars, are discretionary purchases. When consumers are waiting to see which way the economic winds are going to blow, they wait as well before committing $100,000 for a cabin in the woods, or an Aston Martin DB5 Vantage fixed-head coupe. Unlike the late and not-lamented dot-corn collapse, the prices of collector cars have not been terribly inflated during the past few years, and consequently don't have far to fall. Indeed, except for the high-flying limited production race cars from the '50s and '60s, most sports cars have shown less than 20% gains over the past decade. If times get tougher (and we're not saying they will—the extraordinarily quick swing of the California energy situation from paucity of supply to excess of production shows how fast things can change), it will be the sales of the sub-$100,000 cars that will slow the most. The reports that follow here are a snapshot of the pre-Monterey market. In October, we'll report on the new reality.—ED. SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating 1: National concours standard/perfect. 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws. 3: Average daily driver in decent condition. 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws. 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems. 6: A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. 34  BONHAMS &BROOKS Bonhams & Brooks Sugar Grove, Illinois June 9, 2001 Auctioneer: Robert Brooks Number of automotive lots: 59 Number of automotive lots sold: 55 Sale rate: 93% Sale total: $1,201,368 High: Lot #350, 1931 Pitcairn PA8 airplane, sold at $294,000, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $50,000, 10% thereafter Report by Haig Haleblian and Dan Grunwald Market opinions in italics by Haleblian, Grunwald and Keith Martin n June 9, 2001, the venerable olde English auction firm of Bonhams & Brooks made its middle America debut. Although the location was billed as Aurora and the auction took place at the Aurora airport, the true location was Sugar Grove, Illinois—a town consisting of one restaurant, one gas station and one stop light. The sale required an airport because, along with 43 cars and a collection of automobilia, there were seven vintage aircraft to be sold. Sugar Grove—er, Aurora—proved to be an interesting backdrop to auction a portion of an eclectic collection of antique airplanes, automobiles and brass auto parts owned by Lord Palumbo, who is best known locally for restoring the architecturally significant Farnsworth House. There were a few cars from other consignors as well. The planes were the show and the cars were a distant second. All aircraft were restored to a very nice degree and were ready to punch holes in the clouds. The star was a 1931 Pitcairn PA8, S/N 164, formerly belonging to Steve McQueen. It was beautifully restored with two wings and a real, round engine. Painted green with white wings in US Mail markings, it was very impressive. The buyer thought so too, as he spent $294,000 for it, including buyer's premium. Most of the vehicles seemed straightforward and honest, ranging from very high point (as in the beautifully restored '57 Chevrolet convertible and the two Cadillac convertibles) to untouched originals. There didn't seem to be many of the "fluff' cars often seen at auction, which are pretty on the surface but scary underneath. The list of consignments was eclectic as well. A very nice '51 Nash Rambler convertible joined the company of a '56 Porsche Speedster, a '59 Eldorado convertible and a '48 Talbot Lago. Six classic motorcycles were included as well. The Bonhams & Brooks team did an admirable job of keeping the tempo up, with a bit of British humor occasionally thrown in to keep things light and breezy. They have a much more relaxed style of auctioneering than we Yanks are used to—no Kruse/Barrett-Jackson earplugs were needed. With a 93% sales rate, expect to see the Bonhams & Brooks team back for another Midwest run in the near future.—D.G , H. H. BELGIAN #351-1947 STAMPE SV4C Airplane. SIN 596. Red and gray with checkered tail. Beautiful plane. Counter-rotating prop. 1,984 hours on airframe, 121 hours since engine overhaul. Extremely well presented. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. A fun ride to do a few rolls and loops, for less money than a Dino (which you wouldn't want to roll or loop on purpose). This plane couldn't muster enough interest to top the $55,000 reserve. ENGLISH #352-1938 DE HAVILAND MOTH MINOR Airplane. S/N 20127. Gray and navy. 683 hours on engine and airframe. Gipsy Major engine. New Zealand air force trainer. Currently airworthy. Allegedly one of two airworthy examples in the US. Wings fold to give plane 11-foot width. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,250. A fun plane to run up to Oshkosh. Sold right in the middle of the $30k-$40k estimate. #301-1949 VINCENT COMET Motor- cycle. S/N 75AB2A5768. Eng. #75AB2A5768. Black. Odo: 4,734 miles. Baby brother to a Black Lightning. Looks to be a good driver. Chrome not perfect and some Sports Car Market

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS AURORA IL dents in exhaust pipe and aluminum rear fender, but it seems to run well. Said to have been ridden to auction site. Started right up with no excessive oil leaks. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,900. A rare bike noted for mediocre handling and brakes, but it is a Vincent, and that is enough. Cheap for an interesting bike. FRENCH #349-1948 TALBOT LAGO T26 GRAND SPORT Drophead Coupe. Body by Carrosserie Talbot Suresnes. S/N 100064. Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 46,302 miles. Looks to be an original barn find, but needs it all. Paint crackled and peeling. Chrome pitted, rusted in spots and peeling. Some dents and chipping paint with surface rust. Interior worn and cracked, as to be expected. Missing turn signal lens. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. in "Hollywood Frights." As perfect Speedsters continue their march toward $100,000, they seem to be dragging roughies like this up as well. ITALIAN #320-1962 FIAT 600D Jolly. S/N 120-7724. Eng. #120-7724. Coral/wicker. White fabric top. Odo: 36,000 km. Worn-out floor mats. Greasy, dirty engine. Tired chrome, torn top. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Beautifully restored early Harley. Immaculate shape throughout. Said to run well and no reason to think otherwise. Very clean. Original seat. Original-looking bags. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,200. This world-class bike sold for big, but not unreasonable, money. No doubt will go straight into someone's rec room or museum from here. Or will get trailered to within a mile of Sturgis, and ridden the rest of the way #354-1927 WACO 10 GX2 "MISS FORTUNE" Airplane. SN 1214. Forest green/green leatherette. 447 hours on airframe and T.T. engine, 14 hours since complete restoration. Restore or leave as a survivor? Seems to be all there and original, but this just wasn't its place or its day to sell. GERMAN #337-1954 VOLKSWAGEN BUG Convertible. S/N X-10877702. White/gray vinyl. Hood is slightly buckled in the middle from Some rust on the rims, but the floor pans look solid. Wicker seats and fringed cloth top make for great fun, but not during Illinois winters. Original and tired, there was nothing jolly about this piece. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $10,350. Sold well short of $18,000 lower estimate. Reasonably cheap, considering you 'd be the only one on Lake Michigan able to cruise from the cottage to the grocery store in lawn furniture. Or restore it and sell it at Monterey for $30,000. SWEDISH #325-1973 VOLVO 1800 ES Sport Wagon. S/N 6078-6106. Eng .#1935. Red/black. Odo: 15,449 miles. PB. Worn interior. Driver's seat A very nice plane with no major flaws apparent. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. There are few of these planes left, and even fewer in this condition. Most were sold to airmail independent contractors, who ran them into the ground, so to speak. Even so, bidding fell far short of the $70,000 reserve. #304-1931 HARLEY-DAVIDSON V Motorcycle. S/N SABTVR037312413. Eng. #31V6889. Olive green/tan seat. Ex-Bob Collins, a famous Chicago radio personality. someone not releasing the catch correctly while attempting to shut the lid. Driver's door gap wider at top than bottom. Some rust on outside edge of front bumper. Sign on windshield says "No Brakes." Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $10,350. Surprisingly good example of early VW convertible, and a suprisingly strong price. #329-1956 PORSCHE 356 Speedster. S/N P60236. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 76,064 miles. Spots of chrome missing on wheels where coming apart. Cheapo repaint. I owned one of these in the '70s and actually liked it. I had to fix the speedometer with each oil change, though, which makes me suspect any 1800's odometer reading. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,290. Perfect sportwagons are $10,000 cars, so there's no room to do anything with this except drive it. If it doesn't break down, it will still be a $5,000 car in three years. AMERICAN #305-1917 HARLEY-DAVIDSON 17J Motorcycle. S/N K724. Eng. #K724. Olive green with red striping/brown seat. Odo: 1,788 miles. From the Bob Collins collection. wheel weights were attached. Pan under battery rusted out, patched and rusted through again. Bubbling paint on front left fender and hood. Faded chrome. Nardi wheel. Scary. Reportedly appeared in "Hollywood Knights." Cond: 4. SOLD AT $48,875. A strong price for such an edgy car It should have appeared 36 Mail Transport. Catalog stated 1,423 hours on the engine, which must be incorrect since the engine should be rebuilt every 450-750 hours (at a cost of $15k-$18k). Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $294,000. The star of the sale and a very nice and rare piece of history. One of two survivors with only sixteen built. Nothing beats the sound of a radial. Sports Car Market Restored in 1992 by previous owner in England. Scratched paint. Very nice bike overall that needs detailing. The wrench who knew this bike bent my ear on its originality. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. Where are you going to get much more for it? #350-1931 PITCAIRN PA 8 Airplane. S/N 164. Eng. #R-975-11. Green. Ex-Steve McQueen and former mail carrier for Eastern

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS AURORA IL #308-1934 DESOTO AIRFLOW Sedan. S/N 9603404. Green/brown. Odo: 29,156 miles. Not a lot of money. Another Swig Carrera Nevada Special. #332-1953 BUICK SKYLARK Convertible. S/N V1458037. Eng. #1458037. Cream/ black and white leather. Odo: 68,690 miles. but honest and reliable-looking. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,830. Fair enough price for an interesting piece. Ugly cousin of the smoother, better-looking Chrysler Airflow, with some rust coming through on body and chrome. Paint peeling in spots. Water stains on bench seats. Fair restoration project if you like this model. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,025. Sold fairly. Only $25,000 away from being a nice $15,000 car. #342-1948 PLYMOUTH SPECIAL DELUXE Coupe. S/N 25036797. Eng. #P15*611242. Yellow/black. Odo: 52,353 miles. Radio, heater, spot light and fog lamps. #319-1951 CHEVROLET STATION WAGON. S/N JAA 1035339. Brown and tan. Odo: 47,000 miles. Looks old and heavy but, Reupholstered seats. Overspray. Weatherstripping worn. Worn chrome. Thick paint. Poor panel fit. Body appears to be fairly straight. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,325. Would make a great entry in Martin Swig's Carrera Nevada. Or a candidate for a vintage demolition derby. #310-1951 NASH RAMBLER Convert- ible. S/N D18797. Pink/gray. Supposed Lois Lane car from the "Superman" TV series, but documentation was in transit. Cute color with visible in top of hood. Quick repaint with masking tape still stuck to bottom of passenger door. Scratches in and under said repaint. Suspect the new paint is covering up other flaws. Pitted chrome. Discolored chrome on dash. Buy at your own risk. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,250. Flathead V8 and drop top were enough to bring this car up to this big-money level. At least two people in the crowd had to have it. perfect chrome and interior. 1,500 miles since restoration. One of the nicer cars at this venue. Appeared original and unmolested. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,700. Allofthe money. This might be a new record for a Nash Rambler. Estimates of $10k-$14k were handily squashed. Now all the Nash crazies are going to start asking nutty money for their cars as well. #313-1951 FORD F-3 Pickup. S/N F3RICH28522. Green. Very original-looking, with older repaint. Riding on big balloonlooking tires, which could have been original. Not much shine to the paint and some splitting of the wood in bed from age. Not fancy, September, 2001 #346-1951 FORD VICTORIA Hardtop. SiN B1SP137728. Baby blue/blue-gray. Odo: 79,631 miles. Scratches and orange peel in paint. Wavy passenger door. Worn chrome. A fairly original car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,050. despite pitting and spotting on trunk lid. Seems to have been rushed during resto, as it has a very nice interior except for door panels, which weren't clipped down well. Horn wires hanging loose. Small dent in top of hood. Good chrome. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,400. The right price for an uneven car Great Bel Air hardtops are edging close to $50,000, but those are the ones you can put a mirror under. #318-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N E56002931. Eng. #0620340F56F0. Blue/tan. Odo: 64,404 miles. 37 like so many other cars at this sale, it seemed to show its warts outright, with no hidden flaws lurking under polish and paint. Rust coming through passenger door skins and small rustthrough on passenger floor. Dull paint. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,450. Good candidate for restoration, if anyone cares. Joe Lorio ofAutomobile Magazine has been searching for a vintage wagon—too bad he missed this one. #328-1951 FORD CUSTOM DELUXE Convertible. S/N BILB 107117. Green/green, blue and black vinyl. Odo: 47,451 miles. Dents Given to grape juice heiress Jan Welch as a graduation present. 1980s frame-up resto. Right front fender-to-door gap off and driver's side off as well. Thick paint with chips on door edges. Original hide on seats. Trunk fit slightly off at bottom. Chrome all very good, and there is a lot of it. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,550. Lots of interest in this car and bidding went briskly. Some flaws, but they seem minor compared to this car 's rarity and overall condition. #338-1953 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 536265146. Eng. #536275823. Baby blue/white and blue vinyl and leather. Odo: 22,050 miles. Long and low and chrome galore with wide whites and wire wheels. Claimed original mileage. Front fender gap too wide at driver's door. Slight trim misfit on passenger side. Some slight paint chips. Thick, deep, rich paint. Spotless interior. Continental kit. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $88,300. A real crowd pleaser, made strong money. #339-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-door Hardtop. S/N VC 55L022197. Eng. #0515218F55E. Coral and gray/coral vinyl. Odo: 70,845 miles. Very attractive color combo,

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CM MARKET REPORT: MECUM SAINT PAU MN Power soft top as well as hard top. Dual quads with Powerglide. Wonderbar radio. Positraction. Original interior and spare. Two stone chips in windshield. Some paint checking in front of hood. Poor repaint on an otherwise original-looking car. Only 900 miles since '86. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $39,675. Not cheap, but fairly bought. Some like the '56s for their clean lines. This car had some interesting options on it—too bad about the Powerglide. #316-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N P6FH285599. Colonial white/ black and white. Odo: 92,193 miles. Removable hard top, PS, Town & Country radio. car. Dual quads, PB, PS, power seats, power tops, Wonderbar radio, tissue dispenser, Continental kit, gold trim. Twin antennas on fins. Restored to very high standard, with only 341 miles since. Hood and trunk fits slightly off. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,900. Seems to be an unwritten law that there must be at least one '57 Bel Air at each auction. If only they all looked this fine. Price not out of line, could probably bring more in Scottsdale. #327-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 SKYLINER Convertible. S/N D7FW318196. Red/red and white. Odo: 81,514 miles. PS. Car • • • • • • • • • sold new to actress Greer Garson. Car shows some overspray on weatherstripping, but overall well preserved. Original interior shows very little wear and mileage appears original. Engine compartment dirty and not detailed. Body nice and original. Chrome showing age. Honestly represented car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,375. Possibly the best buy of the sale. A very nice, unmolested piece. • • • • • • • • has been repainted and reupholstered. Poor door fit. Pitted chrome. Scratched windshield. Power steering. Retractable hard top. A driver. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,000. On the money. The top mechanisms on these cars are incredibly complicated, and hard to keep working properly. #343-1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ Convertible. S/N 59E042209. Restored in the 1980s. Poor door fit. Chipped paint. Worn chrome. Dirty engine. Some overspray. Thick paint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,450. On the money for a non-exceptional Bird. #323-1956 EDSEL PACER Coupe. S/N WSUG721972. Black/red and white. Odo: 66,300 miles. PS, dual exhaust. Plastic covering original seats. Worn chrome. Scratched paint. Dried-out window gaskets. Appears to Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers St. Paul, Minnesota June 22-23, 2001 Auctioneers: Mike Haggerman, Tony Montgomery Number of automotive lots: 226 Number of automotive lots sold: 76 Sale rate: 33.6% Sale total: $771,410 High sale: Lot #328, 1957 Chevy Be! Air convertible, sold at $42,000, including buyer's premium Red/white leather. Odo: 36,498 miles. Trpower carbs. Some new weatherstripping coming loose. Driver's door gap slightly off. Said to have come from Texas. Hard to fault this very high-quality restoration (only 100 miles since completed) on a great car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $96,000. The most excessive auto ever to come out of Detroit. Everyone liked this one, as evidenced by the sales price. be original and unrestored. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,050. Imagine ifyour dad named you "Edsel" and then created one of the world's ugliest cars, and named it "Edsel" as well. There might be a message in there somewhere. #315-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Con- vertible. S/N YG57S187161. Eng. #F0I12FD. Blue metallic/turquoise. Odo: 341 miles. Okay #307-1959 DESOTO FIREDOME SPORTSMAN Hardtop. S/N M431111179. Black/white and gray checkered cloth. Odo: 76,563 miles. PS, PB, AM radio. Wavy hood. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: up to $5,499=$300; $5,500 to 1 Pitted chrome. Worn, original interior. Nice ride to your next yacht club meeting. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,775. Not much of a following for these cars, and their prices suffer accordingly. #333-1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI Coupe. S/N 63R2064. Eng. #R1614. White/ blue vinyl. Odo: 48,389 miles. Documented as 38  $19,999=$500; $20,000 to $34,999=$750; $35,000 to $49,999=$1,250 Report by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics ,,, he relationship between the Minnesota  Street  Rod Association's "Back To The '50s" show and Mecum is now in its third year. "Back To The '50s" has become the second largest collector can show in the country, this year drawing nearly 12,000 cars to the Minnesota state fairgrounds. (Hershey will probably remain the all-time Mecca until everyone who owns or wants to own a Model T goes to that great scrapyard in the sky.) Foreign cars are rare at this event. Mecum traditionally sends them to Wisconsin for their July sale, which is held in conjunction with the historic races at Road America (read about the results in the November issue of SCM). An organizational complication this year was Mecum's involvement with Bloomington Gold, held on the same weekend. Instead of canceling one or the other, Mecum went the "old Sports Car Marke

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N%11011 NI I N%11.11 INV SCM MARKET REPORT: MECUM SAINT PAUL MN school" Kruse-style route and put on two events at once. That decision probably hurt this sale overall. It was apparent that the staff was stretched a little thin and some of the ring men and podium staff weren't quite in sync. Kruse, even before becoming part of the eBay empire, had begun abandoning dual events on the same weekend, due to the sheer effort required. Perhaps as a result of the organizational issues, there were a higher number of consignors with unrealistic reserves on their vehicles than I've seen in the past. Someone should tell the sellers that trying to get $40,000 and setting a new world record for their 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car edition is just not in the cards. Save that wishful thinking for Monterey or Scottsdale in January. Over-optimistic reserves were the major reason that the sell-though rate fell to 34%, a level that hasn't been seen around here since the dark days of the early 1990s. As long as Dana avoids having events in Bloomington, Illinois, and St. Paul, Minnesota on the same weekend, both events should rebound to their previous levels. Mecum is dedicated to both of them, as they are keystone sales for his constantly expanding organization. Both deserve the company's full effort.—B.MC GERMAN CARS #344-1977 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL 2-door Convertible. S/N 1070441204022. Butterscotch/cream leather. LHD. Odo: 85,934 miles. Two tops. Paint cut-through in places Larry Gatlin. Slipping clutch. Cracking leather seats and the waft of fresh gasoline greet those who dare enter the cabin (no smoking, please). Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. Country music and John Z's debacle seem to make odd bedfellows. Supposed celebrity ownership or not, this was the best bid this Irish splitting wedge will ever see. Good DeLoreans are interesting; bad ones are just downright scary. AMERICAN CARS from one polishing too many for the original finish. Aftermarket carpeted dash cover hiding cracked dash. Windshield wiper scraping on windshield. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. The good news is that these SLs last nearly forever. The bad news is that if they haven't been properly cared for they are like Franco in his last years, on permanent life-support— provided by your delighted mechanic. IRISH CARS #146-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 2-door Coupe. S/N SCEDT26TB004758. Natural stainless steel/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 10,937 miles. Originally owned by country singer 11 with rumble seat. Late-model small-block Chevy V8 with TH-350 trans. Full louver treatment on hood. Torsion-bar front suspension. Well executed off-the-shelf street rod with signs of minor use. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $21,850. And you thought kit cars were only for the Cobra and Mercedes SSK wannabe crowd? Unlike '57 Chevys, you don 't even need part of a frame and a serial number plate to build a '32 Ford; even the frames are available new, set up for your engine and suspension. #213-1934 FORD V8 DELUXE 3-window Coupe. S/N 18919486. Black/burgundy cloth. Experience Counts For Thirty-One years, Passport has transported nothing but treasured automobiles. Whether an antique, classic, exotic or your everyday driver, we transport in fully enclosed safety. In fact, Passport invented enclosed auto transport and has continuously refined the state of the art. This year, Passport is again raising its Standard of the Industry Service to a new level as a member of the FedEx ® Custom Critical family with an expanded fleet to serve your needs faster. Now More Than Ever, The Standard of the Industry • Door to door service • Liftgate loading • Special event services #234-1932 FORD V8 2-door Roadster Replica. Body by Wescott. S/N 58750. Yellow with red and orange flames/tan vinyl. LHD. Odo: 54,930 miles. Fenderless high-boy 1970  Enclosed Auto Transport Since 1970 2001 PASSPORT A FedEx Custom Critical Company a ~~ MIW NMI  • IN  MO. • iMt NNW MOM 11.11111111 UMW NO Mr'. 11.4V 11,1111 800 325-4267 fax 314 878-7295 www.passporttransport.com September, 2001  39

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Don Williams 6' Richie Clyne present the 1st Annual / October 12th, 2001 1930 Stutz MB Weymann Fabric Monte Carlo NO RESERVE 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B NO RESERVE (fc 10th Annual 5 1910 Lanchester 28 HP Tourer NO RESERVE October 10th  -13th 2001 Hershey Lodge 6- Convention Center — Hershey, Pennsylvania

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EXPO SALE Wednesday - Saturday 3:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Sport Sedan NO RESERVE AACA MUSEUM INC Over 40 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith MuHiner Sedanca NO RESERVE World-Class Automobiles Selling at "NO RESERVE" 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster NO RESERVE 1913 Jackson Olympic 5-Passenger Touring NO RESERVE HOTEL INFORMATION 1937 Adler Rennlimousine Competition Coupe 1. NO RESERVE Hershey Lodge 717/533-3311 Fax: 717/533-9642 www.HersheyLodge.com CALIFORNIA OFFICE 1092 Eagles Nest Place Danville, CA 94506 925/736-3444 • Fax 925/736-4375 www.BlackhawkCollection.com 1936 Lincoln K (V-12) LeBaron Town Car NO RESERVE _ NEVADA OFFICE 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. So. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702/794-3174 • Fax 702/369-7430 www.AutoCollectionS.com

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WM MARKET REPORT: MECUM SAINT PAUL MN green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,003 miles. One of two offered, they were originally purchased by the • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • the mid-1970s. Slightly ahead of the pricing curve, but worth it for a unique turn-key cruiser #256-1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2door Convertible. S/N P5FH260755. White/ black and white vinyl. Black soft top, white hard top. LHD. Odo: 18,122 miles. No fender LHD. All-steel body street rod. Typical latemodel small-block Chevy V8 mated to a TH-400 tranny with a quick-change rear end thrown in to keep things interesting. Torsionbar front suspension. Done right, and offered by a quality consignor. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. This car should've done a lot better. Owner was wise to pass this time; expect to see it again in January. #261-1937 FORD DELUXE 2-door 3-window Phantom Coupe. S/N 153536654. Red/ gray leather. LHD. Odo: 1,525 miles. Fiberglass body. Plenty of billet aluminum pieces both inside and out, power-actuated everything, Vintage Air A/C. A superb build of an aftermarket body that oozed cubic money spent. Cond: 1 - . NOT SOLD AT $60,000. High-buck street rods are very much a hit-or-miss scenario when Fair Board in 1946 as school bus chassis, converted into trams for use only during the fair (until last year!) and had never left the grounds. Converted to run dual fuel (CNG) about 10 years ago. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,050. A true piece of local history. Bought by a car club for use at Auburn. If I had a dime for every time I heard someone say, "If I had a dime for every person who rode this during the State Fair," I'd be a semi-wealthy but still obscure auction reporter #202-1949 MERCURY SERIES 9CM 2-door Sedan. S/N 9CM162364. Purple metallic, maroon and silver/dark gray velour. LHD. Odo: 14,707 miles. Contemporary lead sled, mildly chopped and shaved. Original flathead motor with a few speed parts was recently rebuilt. Chrome reverse wheels sport really skirts. Exhaust re-routed to below the car, front bumper spinner now growing out of left bank bumper exhaust outlet. A few ripples in quarter panels. Older restoration and under-hood detailing. Estate car handled by a dealer. Cond: 3 - . SOLD AT $19,500. Provided it doesn't immediately start falling apart, it was a decent buy for a decent cruise-around car #259-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-door Hardtop. S/N VC55K036426. Coral and gunmetal metallic/coral and gunmetal vinyl and cloth. LHD. Odo: 36,625 miles. Accessory "hockey stick" trim on rocker panels. Minor glass bubbling on edges of quarter windows. A few extra holes in the front bumper. Otherwise, a competent restoration. Cond: 2+. NOT it comes to sales. While most everyone in the tent appreciated the quality of the work, the final bidder and consignor had a difference of opinion on how much their own labor is worth. #118-1940 LA SALLE SERIES 52 SPECIAL 2-door Coupe. S/N 405227C. Black with red wheels/beige broadcloth. LHD. Odo: 37,326 miles. Unlike usual "auctionitis," this car refused to start while getting pushed along the line to go in, but started and ran when auctioned. Light waft of mothballs inside. Pitted chrome grille parts plated over. Older "wasgorgeous-once" restoration. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,000. While seeming to be a great deal cheesy gold-tone spinners. All glass except for the doors is bonded to the body. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,000. While it's always difficult to put a price on someone else's handiwork (or lack thereof), the rod and custom market has a pretty good handle on it. While hardly a bargain, it was bought right with room for the new owner to tweak it to their specifications. #257-1950 PLYMOUTH SPECIAL DELUXE 2-door Convertible. S/N 1254345. Light French Blue/blue cloth and vinyl. Tan SOLD AT $18,500. In a good '50s era color combination, the owner was justified in holding out for more. Easily worth just over $20k; the right buyers just weren't in the crowd. #2 1 1 -1956 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-door Hardtop. S/N VC560052343. Roman red/white and red vinyl and cloth. LHD. Odo: 46,115 miles. (since this was the final year of La Salle production, and only year of the higher-end subseries), the owner moved it because it's really time for it to be re-restored. #197-1946 CHEVROLET OS Open Charabanc. Body by Minnesota State Fair shops. S/N 21PDX1098. White, blue and green/ 42  top. LHD. Odo: 15,996 miles. Excellent restoration to mostly stock, with a few deviations. Edmunds 2x1-barrel Stromberg carb setup, split exhaust manifold, spotlight, spinner hubcaps. Only a few miscues on reassembly (exposed glue on weatherstrips, rattles in doors). Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,750. Dare to be different from the sea of small-block Chevys! The Chrysler flathead sixes were so good that they were in production as industrial engines into Plenty of star cracks in paint on front. Shoddy radiator tank fix, washer pump hoses not hooked up. Door panels starting to split, front bench seat getting fuzzy at driver's station. Overall, an older restoration that is dying slowly. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $15,700. A rather generous bidfor a car that is going nowhere but down. Good for a few more seasons of Dairy Queen runs, then gut it and do it right. #328-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-door Convertible. S/N VC57Y131721. Light blue/ blue. White top. LHD. Odo: 6,152 miles. Kansas City assembly car, but with the Van Nuys, California-only single-piece front bumper. Twin radio antennas out back. A superb older restoration with several more good years left in it. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,250. Bought Sports Car Market

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quite well. High-quality '57s continue to bring big bucks. There's money left in this car #390-1962 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-door Convertible. S/N 21867L792242. Red/red. White top. LHD. Odo: 86,175 miles. Incorrect bucket seat interior. Rear trim panel on trunk severely dinged. Weatherstrips need replacement (dry-rotted edges), don't mesh well with fresh Resale Red paint job. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $9,600. Bid was quite generous for a non-investment grade driver that will never be correct without serious cash flow. #232-1963 CHEVROLET NOVA 2-door Convertible. S/N 304676W119235. Red/red vinyl. White vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 47,483 miles. Two-prong spinner wire hubcaps (pitted, as usual). Wheels painted incorrect color (red instead of black), radials. California blueplate special. Older cheapie replacement top with permanently fogged plastic rear window. Older "touch-up" restoration getting loose. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,850. Presence of sixbanger and Powerglide may mean that the next time we see it at auction, it could sport a 327 with a Hydra-Matic. Novas just seem to inspire creative re-interpretation of their original Willow Run assembly plant specifications. #209-1964 PONTIAC TEMPEST GTO 2-door Hardtop. S/N 824P287877. Red/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 11,126 miles. Three two-barrel intake, A/C, knock-off wheel covers, Red Line tires. Restored within Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! 1 , "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-879 www.exoticcartransport.corn last ten years. Recent replacement windshield. Minor dings in trim surrounding side windows. Sits low in front. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. Could've been let go without regrets. The rank-and-file muscle car buyers want a four-speed to go with their six-pack That's what makes build sheets so valuable, to verifr the original configuration of the car COLLECTION SALE PRIVATE Established 1979 A rare opportunity to purchase today's most desirable cars! Shown by appointment only. Call Ken Dougherty. Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles indoor Storage Available 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77074 713-541-2281 Fax 713-541-2286 kand_k@swbell.net 1971 Maserati Ghibli Spyder 4.9. Red/ black leather/tan cloth top. New paint and leather. Many mechanical upgrades. Prototype 4.9— the first ever made! Original books and records, two-owner car, superb condition, $125.000. 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB. Red/black. Very rare dry sump engine—less than 300 made! Came out of a private Italian collection. No expense spared in maintenance. The best. Very fast! $32,500. 1934 Jaguar SSI Tourer. Yellow/dark green leather, 20 hp. new chrome, outstanding leather and top. Very good body, frame and wood structure. Frame-off restoration approx. 20 years ago. Car has been in a private collection ever since. $72.000. 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe. Red/ black leather, 5-speed, power steering and windows. Factory A/C, wire wheels, 36.000 miles. Excellent. $45,000. 1969 Ferrari 365 2+2. Black/new tan leather, power windows and steering, factory NC. 38,000 miles. Excellent condtion. $45,000. September, 2001  1967 Maserati Quattroporte Series I. Medium blue/tan leather. Two-owner car, 24,000 miles. $17.900. 1971 Maserati Indy. Red/tan leather. 4.2 A/C, very good condition. $19,950 liter, 5-speed, power windows, factory 1 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider replica. Red/tan leather, power steering, 5speed, disc brakes, NC. 289 with Webers. 4,000 miles. Great fun, very fast. $39,500. 43

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SCM MARKET REPORT: MECUM SAINT PAUL MN #283-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-door Convertible. S/N 414675S244592. Red/ red vinyl. White top. LHD. Odo: 65,124 miles. Fairly recent restoration (extremely nice paint and body), but a few key items reused. Carpet fade stands out like a sore thumb underneath new seat upholstery and dashpad. Dashboard speaker is shot. Radial tires. Runs out nicely. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $15,000. This bid was high enough, but the auction company, no matter how hard it tried, couldn't get consignor and bidder to meet at a middle ground. Too bad. #110-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS 2-door Hardtop. SN 166375S204334. Azure blue metallic/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,068 miles. miles. Optional "mag wheel" hubcaps, aftermarket air conditioner. Incorrect interior material. Unkempt underneath. Engine room clean, but not detailed. Overall, an older restoration with a few fraying edges. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,300. A fair deal for buyer and seller both. #122-1967 CHEVROLET NOVA 2-door Hardtop. S/N 115377W193938. Black/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 9,378 miles. Dog dish hubcaps. Runs out nice and quiet. Original paint moving beyond patina to downright tired. Black duct tape on driver's seat back. Minor trim dings (especially on trunk). Extremely solid, no signs of rust. Original miles? Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,700. Nice to see one show up for a change with the original "stovebolt six," but • • • • • • • • • • • • GT0s, the abuse factor is usually quite low #236-1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD SPRINT 2-door Hardtop. SIN 223378U616689. Dark metallic green/white • • • • III vinyl. White vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 55,743 miles. OHC six with Rochester 4-barrel. A/C. Close-ratio 4-speed. Various trim pieces inside starting to come loose. Respray of otherwise all-original car. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,100. Not a car for your typical musclecar jock, the Sprint Firebirds and Tempests appeal to a select crowd who value the sophistication of the OHC six rather than the grunt of a 400 c.i. mill. #152-1969 DODGE CORONET SUPER BEE 2-door Hardtop. SN WM23H9G256175. be careful—it may reappear as a "low-mileage, original, numbers-matching Nova SS 327 with an L79 motor:" Fresh engine restoration via Krylon. Rather recent body repaint (not via Krylon). Original weatherstrips starting to fray and dry rot. Holes drilled out and bad decal placement on air cleaner. Radials, incorrect dual exhaust with aftermarket tips. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,250. Average car bid to average money. The high prices that excellent cars make can unfortunately create unrealistic expectations ofvalue for owners of nonbrilliant examples like this. #114-1965 PONTIAC TEMPEST GTO 2-door Hardtop. SN 237375P191500. Red/maroon vinyl. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 46,727 miles. Three deuces. Red Line tires, aftermarket knock-off hubcaps (one of which is broken off). Several hairline cracks in steering wheel. #155-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door Convertible. SN 197677S102469. Gunmetal metallic/black vinyl. Black top. LHD. Odo: 71,692 miles. M21 close-ratio 4-speed, side pipes. Sits extremely low in front. Supposed new soft top never appeared outside Dimples in trunk lid, blotchy paint. Window moldings rather dinged and scratched. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $15,300. Had enough issues to warrant letting it go at the amount bid. #290-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS 2-door Hardtop. S/N 118376N170698. Light yellow/black vinyl and cloth. LHD. Odo: 22,986 of its well, and claimed-to-be-included hard top was nowhere to be seen. Fresh engine cosmetics, undercoated, radial tires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. That was one excited chandelier 1 saw dancing around in the back of the tent while this car crossed the block. #330-1967 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 2-door Hardtop. S/N 266577P262805. Gold/ gold Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 58,084 miles. A/C, tilt wheel. Radial tires, aftermarket dual exhaust. Freshly rechromed and repainted, a dimple or two in the roof. Missing all rear lettering/emblems (last-minute repaint?). Fender skirts accentuate slight tail drag. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,600. Convertible money for a Medium blue metallic/white vinyl. White vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 61,422 miles. Originally a 383 car, now fitted with a 4-barrel 440. Non-stock, high-sitting rake to the rear. Good, if not exceptionally professional, body and paintwork (could've gotten a student an A in high-school auto shop class). Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. All the modifications performed to these cars when they had little value are now coming back to haunt the owners. This was a huge bid for a non-original car, and a less-than-hugelypopular model. #324-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 2-door Hardtop. S/N 124379N706754. Medium blue metallic with white stripe/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 47,519 miles. Positraction differential. Rather well-prepped body and paint. Opening the hood reveals enough trinkets to show why SEMA member companies love Camaros. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. Fair offer hardtop —1967 was the only year there was a Grand Prix convertible. Since they tend to have been owned by more genteel persons than, say, 44  #293-1970 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 442 2-door Convertible. S/N 342670M163364. Resale Red with white stripes/white. White top. LHD. Odo: 59,876 miles. Started out as a nice original dark blue car from Texas and owner Sports Car Market

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mie II. NV E.  SCM MARKET REPORT: MECUM SAINT' PAU MN mount hardware chrome peeling away. Cracks in nose between headlights; the other fiberglass panels weren't much nicer. Rather unkempt under the hood. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $19,500. Didn't see any live bidders on this one. Certainly, given that this was a "nothing special" car, the bid should have been plenty to cut it loose. #370-1972 GMC SIERRA GRANDE 1500 2-door 1/2-ton Pickup. SN CE15934 179101. went over the top to restore it. Extremely difficult to fault, apart from being better quality than The General and going to extremes just to have a red car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $26,250. Resale Red wins again! Apart from screwing up the provenance of an otherwise fine car, the consignor may have squeaked out of this one with the cost of materials if he did most of the work himself If this was done by a resto shop, the buyer really bought right. #272-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door Convertible. S/N 1267L2S525867. Gold/brown vinyl. Brown vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 58,104 miles. LT-1 motor, A/C, luggage rack. Rear hood trim molding missing, top Seafoam Green and white/black-and-white checked cloth. LHD. Odo: 89,680 miles. A/C, tilt wheel, wood bed. Aftermarket gauges tastefully added, dash has some light fading. Healthy exhaust note. Aftermarket door window visors. Exceptional replated chrome and bodywork/paintwork. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $14,250. Out-of-town dealer interest was high, indicating the quality and appeal of these trucks when they are done right. #394-1972 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 2-door Fastback Coupe. S/N 1Q87U2N133417. Red with black rallye stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 69,498 miles. Consignor gave the impression it had a 396 motor. Actually, it was the correct LS-3 402. (Aw, what's six inches between friends?) Exceptionally nice body, paintwork and quality of reassembly. Correct Firestone Firehawk radials that you'd flip over. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,200. Probably one of the nicest early second-generation Camaros you 'll find. Good deal for all involved. #255-1973 FORD MUSTANG GRANDE 2-door Convertible. S/N 3F03H183712. Jade Green metallic with black/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 83,195 miles. 351C, 4barrel. Mach 1 rear wing, NACA ducts on hood, A/C. Aftermarket stereo and dual exhaust. Automobile Transportation is our only Business. When you need to relocate your automobile choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service. We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. Please Call for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 • www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road•War en, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum September, 2001  45

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS LONDON Fresh restoration, with obvious dealeresque over-prepping (vinyl and rubber saturated with Armor All, gloss-coated engine room). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,500. Advertised and sent to auctions in this area for about a year Past bids on car were commensurate to this selling price, so the holding dealer probably got tired of it being on his inventory. Let's hope it enjoys its new home. #273-1973 CHEVROLET CHE'VELLE SS 2-door Convertible. S/N 1D67F2B684161. Red with black rallye stripes/black vinyl. Black weatherstrips. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $9,100. Okay, it's a lot of money for a not-so-great car, but somebody finally bought themselves the car of their dreams. #288-1980 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door T-top Coupe. S/N 12878AS4333503. White/burgundy cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 31,027 miles. Power locks and windows. BONHAMS &BROOKS RAF ,gum, Hendon, London, UK 1184  .1 Bonhams & Brooks April 23, 2001 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 63 Number of automotive lots sold: 43 Sale rate: 68.3% Sale total: $820,026 vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 81,999 miles. Non-original big block. Aftermarket CD player and chrome dual exhaust tips. Very ratty window fuzzies and weatherstrips, quickie repaint over a Bondo sculpture of a Chevelle. Jacked up slightly in back, exhaust too lumpy (95/100ths cam, perhaps?). Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $7,800. A slackjaw fantasy ("Uh, tight" mumbled in an appreciative manner was common). At the amount bid, would be a fun driver. Not really worth any more, though. #298-1975 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door Convertible. S/N 1Z67J5S423420. Gold/gold nylon. LHD. Odo: 22,771 miles. GM accessory glass roof panels. Alpine AM/ FM cassette player was only notable item not original from factory. Very slight seat wear, minor engine grime and a few loose weatherstrips were only indications of use. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,800. It took a while (nearly 8 minutes, an eternity in the auction world), but the auction company was able to get both parties to give and take less than $1k on each end to get the deal done. Not a real spectacular car, but originality made up for it. #142-1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door T-top Coupe. 1G1 AY070CS10577. Silver and brown metallic/silver and brown metallic leather. LHD. Odo: 58,805 miles. Collector Edition. Left rear S/N High: Lot #451, 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster sold at $184,320, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $43,200, 10% thereafter C Power windows, tilt-telescopic steering column, factory AM/FM. Nose is wavy, tail has cracks, plenty of paint nicks on flanks (door dings on fiberglass?!). Used hard, put away wet. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $8,700. The $11k reserve was the firmest thing about the car Final bid was more than generous. #391-1979 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door T-top Coupe. S/N 1Z8789S403682. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 69,383 miles. Aftermarket stereo, LeBra and pimp-look fake wheel hub spinners. Star cracks on overall orange-peel paint, especially over left front mag wheel missing center cap. Minor corrosion issues under hood are most prominent long-time storage concerns. Local auction queen making its third appearance at a sale in the region this season. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. Was re-run on Saturday to $13,000 no-sale. Even as the most collectible (it says so on the decal) 'Vette from this undistinguished model year the consignor could easily have tossed his $15k reserve and let the car go. fender. Bubbling fiberglass on hood and right front fender. Dry-rotted and torn 46  Advertise in Sports Car Market. Call (503) 261-7127 for information and rates. Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics onsidering this Bonhams & Brooks spring date at the RAF Motor Museum was not supposed to be one of the UK market leader's major auction fixtures—which are staged during such international buyer magnets as the Monaco GP, RREC weekend, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Beaulieu Autojumble or Silverstone Historic Racing Festival—not only did private bidders turn out in large numbers, but they bought plenty of cars too. Indeed, all but one of the headline cars on offer sold, led by the ex-Oscar Peterson 1962 Mercedes 300SL roadster, which went to Finland with its fourth owner for $184,320. A well-restored 1920 Vauxhall OE 30/98 tourer made $90,720 and the 1949 Bristol 402, originally bought for Jean Simmons by Stewart Granger, achieved $56,016. However, even though mint, the catalog cover star Bentley 4.5-liter, which started life as a Vanden Plas four-seater sports in 1930 and, following a change of body in the 1950s, had been fitted with a reenactment of the VP coachwork by James Pearce (1963-97), failed to attract any "live" interest anywhere near the vendor's highly ambitious $200,000 reserve. Two rare and well-engineered examples of Crossley—the Northern marque made in Manchester from 1904 to 1937—sold, with an extraordinary low-mileage (2,688 miles since 1930) 20.9 hp Type IL Canberra landaulette raising $38,088 and a 15.7 hp Shelsley sedan of similar vintage costing $11,520. There was even a James Bond movie car, or to be more precise, the villain's getaway 1974 AMC Matador from "The Man with the Golden Gun." Minus the wings it sprouted to assist Scaramanga in aerial escape and now rather tatty, the Oleg Cassini coupe hooked a fan at $10,764. 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••••••••••••••••• %,virt ENGLISH CARS eebni MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS 81 BROOKS LONDON #458-1920 VAUXHALL OE 30/98 VELOX Tourer. S/N E328. Dark blue over black/gray. RHD. Odo: 6,000 miles. Sparingly used since #468-1934 LAGONDA M45 2-seater Roadster. Body by Northern Lagonda. S/N Z10905. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 5,985 miles. Alastair Templeton restoration. Very good paint. Nice CAV headlamps. Ye olde polished leather. Grubby driver's floor area. Well presented engine bay for larger block motor (increased to 4713cc). Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $90,720. Nearly sold under hammer and got away immediately afterwards for close to what auctioneers and vendor had in mind. Price was about right. #437-1926 TROJAN 10HP CHUMMY Tourer. S/N 8005. Mustard over black/black. RHD. Odo: 2,417 miles. Freshly restored paint, with poor masking around glass and some "working" chips. Interior all original and very characterful. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $11,520. Again, deal was speedily concluded to convert this near seller into aftersale before gavel had even cooled. Great quality prewar car this and, I thought, good value too—although, sadly, Crossley marque will mean nothing to most consumers these days. #439-1930 CROSSLEY 20.9HP TYPE IL CANBERRA Landaulette. S/N 41504. Burgundy over black/black. RHD. Odo: 2,688 miles. Fab low-mileage history from only Former pillarless sedan, rebodied pre-1990 as a race-style tourer. Very chipped and cracked paint. Worn seats. Oily motor. In need of cosmetic makeover, though said to be all working and fun. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $66,240. This was more than enough for a rebodied M45 in need of some TLC. #440-1937 AL'VIS 4.3 4-seater Tourer. S/N 13181. Maroon over gray over maroon/blue. interior and top with no patina. Dull looker. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $7,618. Surprisingly, more than one bidder ensured that it made near top estimate money. #480-1930 BENTLEY 4.5 4-seater Vanden Plas Replica Tourer. Body by James Pearce. S/N PB3546. Dark blue over black/blue. RHD. Odo: 3,217 miles. Rebodied in VdP style by being driven in period on the two miles of available public roads in Katmandu. Well repainted since '88 return to UK. Front seat leather appeared to be original. Dusty engine bay with brightwork in need of clean and polish. Original tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $38,088. With such great period history and unbelievably low mileage, $8,500 above guide price band result was unsurprising. Like Lot #438, another fine example of Crossley engineering (not to be confused with the American clown-car Crosleys). #428-1931 AUSTIN 20/6 RANELAGH Landaulette. S/N 3035/6. Black over blue over black/black. RHD. Like new externally from a RI-ID. Odo: 7,382 miles. Former Holbrook-bodied sedan converted into current tourer and fitted with Jag XK 4.2 motor from 1970-90. Poor wood. Front only retrimmed at some time, rear seat very cracked. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $22,320. Non-period body and wrong engine? No way—and certainly not worth anything near the $28,000 ambition. Dream on, vendor! #441-1948 JAGUAR Mk IV 3.5 Drophead Coupe. SN 637068. Ivory/light green with dark green piping. Odo: 51,850 miles. Last expensively rebuilt in 1990 and only 500 miles since. James Pearce for previous owner, and clearly superbly maintained by Ashton Keynes for vendor. Mint cosmetically. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $136,800. Fabulous condition was not enough to shift this over-reserved, and therefore over-priced, re-creation of VdP tourer, for which $200,000 was being sought by over-ambitious owner #438-1930 CROSSLEY 15.7HP SHELSLEY Sedan. S/N 81247. Blue over black/black. RHD. Odo: 34,385 miles. Impressive panel fit and door shut. Crossleys were well made. Latest layer of paint very obvious September, 2001  1998 restoration, with very good paint and brightwork. Front and occasional seat leather worn. Speaking tube intact between back seat and driving owner and chauffeur. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $10,387. $11,000 more was being sought, but auctioneers and vendor let it go for this, which seemed cheap. Paint still good apart from driver's side pillar crack, and nicely retrimmed. Engine could do with a clean-up. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $33,120. Near lower guide price was acceptedfor quickly retailable early postwar Jag. These are hugely expensive cars to restore, being full of so many fussy little bits. You 're always better off buying someone else's completed project. #449-1948 MG-TC Roadster. SN TC 4677. Ivory/black. RHD. Odo: 2,581 miles. First owned by US serviceman on UK posting. Stone-grille in front of radiator, incorrect headlamps, metal-turned dash and huge speedo presumed to be legacy of early 1990s restoration in New York. Sharp cosmetics. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $15,732. History was worth buying, as was condition, but non-standard spec would deter many purist punters on this side of 47

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS LONDON drive scaled-up version of Morris Minor. In the States, Oregon-based Bug Eye Sprite guru Stan Huntley once stole an Oxford from our illustrious editor, and is said to have retired from the resale profits. #465-1959 MG MAGNETTE Sedan. S/N KA711/36219. Light green/green. RHD. Odo: 19,094 miles. Older repaint. Chrome poor. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Park Ward. S/N 26611. Ivory/gray. RHD. Odo: 40,549 miles. Certainly ex-works demonstrator and possibly Motor Show stand car. Last repainted pre-1993 and now bubbling well! Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $5,616. Despite early Alvis Cars history, this auto was potentially too expensive at any price. It certainly would have been at the $7,000 sought. #432-1967 MGB GT Coupe. S/N GHD3/ 120817. Green/blue. RHD. Odo: 99,500 miles. the pond. Nevertheless, new owner matched reserve. #450-1949 BRISTOL 402 Drophead Coupe. S/N 402/704. Turquoise metallic/dark turquoise. RHD. Odo: 10,334 miles. One of identical pair of 402 ragtops bought by movie Wood very stained on dash top. Partial retrim in 1998. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $4,968. Auctioneers and vendor were looking for more, but this was enough for this one. #473-1960 JAGUAR Mk II 3.8 Sedan. S/ N 201818DN. British Racing Green/tan. RHD. star Stewart Granger for Jean Simmonshis ending up in Hollywood, hers (this one) remaining in UK. Last refurbished in early 1990s. Orange-peel paint. Dash and instruments very original. Trim tired. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $56,016. With period showbiz provenance and great looks, this 402 couldn't fail. Despite iffy paint, it made $8,000 more than forecast-though the vendor was still disappointed. #457-1953 BRISTOL 403 2-door Sedan. S/N 403/1322. Dark green/beige with brown piping. RHD. Odo: 19,506 miles. Last restored Well restored in 1998. Still very sharp with a nicely detailed engine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $5,630. Good car; correctly priced by all. #463-1968 JAGUAR E-TYPE 4.2 2+2 Coupe. S/N 1E78593. British Racing Green/ black. Odo: 49,549 miles. Low mileage in hands Subject of a 1996 rebuild costing $44,000 including power-assisted rack and pinion steering, big brakes, wood rim wheel, reliners and CD stack in trunk. Expensively maintained and still near perfect cosmetically. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $30,636. Good example of high-spec Mk II for $1,000 or so more than recent market norm. #435-1960 JAGUAR Mk II Sedan. S/N H035603. Bronze metallic/tan. RHD. Odo: 46,602 miles. Recently repainted and of only two owners from new and claimed to have been always garaged on Long Island. Some light restoration carried out, though appearing to be largely original. In UK since 1997. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,076. Well estimated, though probably-very nearly-deserving total restoration. #452-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Coupe. SN DB6/3511/R. Pacific Blue/magnolia. RHD. in 1989. Chassis refurb at Bristol in 1990. Good paint, though scuffed. Evidence of wellpresented engine having been freshly worked on. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,248. $5,600 less than the lower estimate was accepted, making this one seriously good value of a 403. #423-1953 MORRIS OXFORD MO Se- dan. SN DAE11143864. Green/gray. RHD. Repainted during mid-1980s restoration. Original interior. Museum exhibit for past eight retrimmed. 3.8 replaced with 4.2 motor. Paint chipped from poorly executed windshield change. Pitted chrome on door handles and rear lights. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $14,405. Incorrect engine was against it and condition did not warrant the $20,000 expectation. #447-1961 ALVIS TD21 Sedan. Body by Odo: 71,386 miles. Restored in recent past. Paint thick. Brightwork good. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $25,920. Auto-shift and over-thick paint job ensured desired $35,250 was unobtainable. $28,000 all-in would have been about right. #431-1990 LR ROADSTERS RAM DTYPE Roadster Replica. S/N P1F7116BW. British Racing Green/gray. RHD. Odo: 40,855 miles. 1968 Jaguar 420 4.2 motor in years. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,318. Sound enough example ofrat her staid and boring-to- 48  Sports Car Market

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS LONDON near-concours engine bay. Paint good, including wheels with few chips. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $15,840. Well built D-type replicas, with plastic bodies, sell for about this amount. Of course, if you owned one, you 'd have to ask yourself "Just who is it I'm trying to impress?" Probably not Duncan Hamilton. #455-1990 BENTLEY MULSANNE S Sedan. SN SCBZ500A2LCH334. Blue/beige. RHD. Odo: 89,878 miles. One owner with main agent full service history. Nice condition. invest the $20,000 plus required. #430-1999 MORGAN PLUS FOUR Road- ster. S/N SA944200004T104. British Racing Green/magnolia with green piping. RHD. Odo: 3,338 miles. Exceptionally well-specified and Well maintained. Very light wear to interior. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $25,668. Market price was forthcoming. Let's hope this coach doesn't turn into an expensive pumpkin once the odometer rolls past 100k. #448-1993 LR ROADSTERS RAM XKSS Roadster Replica. SN 1B5746BW. Red/black. RI-ID. Haynes Motor Museum exhibited and regularly exercised by workshop manual publishers on their own organized tours. Cosmetically good and on-button from museum workshop maintenance. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $16,704. Nice enough, and looked the part too, but a plastic rep. Nobody here was prepared to in 1999 in Portugal. Paint and brightwork good. Radiator surround chrome poor. Engine bay disappointed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $7,452. Correctly valued for a slow, old slug. #477-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Roadster. SiN 12101611018-88. Red/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 28,039 miles. Restored in absolutely like new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $32,292. Anything beyond $28,000 was generous—but then this was one way to jump the long waiting list at the factory and take home a near-new Morgan. GERMAN CARS #46 I -1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 170S Sedan. S/N 04537152. Sage over black/burgundy cloth. Odo: 86,500 miles. Refurbished 1996 with good paint and interior. Windshield frame chrome pitted. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $20,160. Not really good enough for more than $17,000. Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) wwwjctaylor.com September, 2001 49

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS LONDON #451-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 3005L Roadster. SN 198042-10-00308. Powder blue/ tan. Odo: 52,488 miles. First owned by jazz pianist Oscar Peterson with his Canada badges paint and all wood, including pickup body timber and wheel spokes, well varnished. 12-volt electrics. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $9,108. Pickup would not be everybody's first choicefor Model T However, this one, for which $4,000 less than guide price was accepted, was in stunning condition and therefore seemed to be a good value. still surviving on front fenders. Three owners from new and original low mileage. Panel fit good and paint reasonable from 1994 restoration. Cockpit surround brightwork scratched. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $184,320. Between mid and top estimate money—correct market price for this open 300SL, I would suggest—was paid by buyer from Finland. #420-1969 BMW 2800CS Coupe. S/N 2202649. Gray/black. Odo: 53,035 miles. All original with well-preserved paint and trim. Door finishers pitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,299. Priced about right. 2800CSs are another car high on style but low on value, which means any large repair bill puts you immediately underwater Buy a good one, enjoy it and then walk away when it breaks. #470-1972 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1300 Sedan. S/N 1122799821. Pale blue/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 39,033 miles. Haynes Museum Last run in 1997 and pushed into hall. Paint generally good, apart from front panel paint chips. Acceptably light wear to leather. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $12,420. As 1 have since heard that the engine was fired up without too much hassle, this Bora, in good nick cosmetically, was cheaply landed. How far we've come from the days when these cars brought $150,000 and more. #427-1975 ALFA ROMEO 2000 VELOCE Roadster. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 2472070. Primrose/black. RHD. Odo: 65,555 miles. Mileage appeared to be correct. Paint very 3+. SOLD AT $13,248. Mid-estimate result for below-average car Certainly the Webers help, but has the rear axle ratio been changed out to Veloce spec as well? Or will this car buzz along doing 4,000 rpm at 60 mph? #454-1973 MASERATI BORA Coupe. S/N AM117/49590. Red/tan. Odo: 62,258 miles. #442-1974 AMC MATADOR Coupe. S/N A4A169P20399. Light bronze metallic/ brown. Actual "Man with the Golden Gun" flying car—but, sadly, without roof-top wing and tailplane appendages employed by Scaramanga to give 007 the slip. Color mismatch to driver's side front panel paint. Cracking side window rubber. Fender chrome poor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,764. Despite disappointing condition, movie star car with Christopher Lee letter on file did pull lower guide price from fan. Be the hit of the next Matador fan club meeting—in fact, be the only person there. #422-1979 CADILLAC SEVILLE Sedan. S/N 6S69B99470595. White/brown. White vinyl top. Odo: 79,000 miles. Limited Edition Gucci logos on fenders, C-posts and all over headlining—but matching Gucci luggage not included. All original apart from recovering of exhibited for the last ten years. Low mileage with sound paint and all-original interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $6,624. Little abused and still entirely standard example, which in itself is mighty rare when so many Vee-dubs have been lost to chop and custom. This one raised midestimate money. ITALIAN CARS #445-1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA 1600 Roadster. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 10123AR374067. Red/black. Odo: 97,798 miles. Shipped from California in 1989. In receipt ofVeloce twin side-draught Webers upgrade. Paint and trim just about okay. Trunk lid fit poor. Driver's side finisher ratty. Cond: 50 flat—almost matte on back panels—with severe bubbling on rear wings. Door handles pitted. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $4,802. $1,000 less than the lower estimate was wisely accepted for this shabby car in need of a full cosmetic makeover. One shudders at what might be discovered beneath those bubbles. AMERICAN CARS #476-1927 FORD MODEL T Pickup. S/N 146357674. British Racing Green over black/black. Show-finished in US in 1991 with vinyl roof and Dunlop-made wires. Generally rather drab. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $828. Following recent mechanical refurb by Haynes Museum, this top-branded Caddy seemed to have been the steal of the sale. Increase your traffic. Advertise in Sports Car Market. Call (503) 261-7127 for information and rates. Sports Car Market

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liellillem%111.11A111 SCM MARKET REPORT: SILVER MISSOULA MT windshield padding torn. All else looks fine inside. Buffing marks everywhere. Minor dings on front bumper. Small waves on driver's door. Other panels nice. Hood, trunk and door fit spot on. Underside sound. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $10,100. Reserved at $19,900, too strong for this group of bidders. There are so many 560SLs available that ones with visual needs, like this one, are very difficult to get good money for. Silver Auctions July 7, 2001 Montana Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Number of automotive lots: 67 Number of automotive lots sold: 33 Sale rate: 49.3% Sale total: $135,512 High: Lot #29, 1950 Chevrolet Bel Air coupe sold for $13,624, including premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 4% Report by Brian Rabold Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin T , his Silver auction was just one of the many automotive-oriented events that occurred during Missoula's "Rock 'n' Roll Daze" festival. As an indication of the informality of the event, cars continued to register until nearly the moment they crossed the block. A large majority of the 67 cars offered were American iron, which was appropriate as Missoula is not noted for being a hotbed of classic sports car activity (although our editor did pull his Ferrari out of a barn here). The crowd, large and enthusiastic, was comprised of equal parts serious buyers and "Hey, let's go look at some cars" casual enthusiasts. The sale took place at the First Christian Church. The Boy Scouts selling wieners as a fund-raising activity meant that saying, "I bought a dog at the Silver Auction" took on an entirely different meaning. The high-dollar car was a respectable 1950 Chevy Bel Air hot rod that went for $13,624. The sale generated $135k, not bad for an afternoon's work, and nearly every other car offered changed hands. A friendly atmosphere, a relaxed tone, and a manageable consignment field made this sale, like other Silver events, a great way to spend some time kicking tires and maybe even picking up a car or two, just for the heck of it.—B.R. ENGLISH CARS #11-1953 MG-TD Convertible. SIN N/A. Red/brown vinyl. Brown top. Odo: 77,931 miles. Undercoated. Weatherstripping cracking. Chips on fender by the hood. Scratches on passenger side. Gouges on driver's side. Obviously a wellenjoyed car. Honest, useable top. Good brightwork. Shiny paint. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,800. Bid was $4,000 on the shy side by the seller's judgement, but we've seen September, 2001 Engine bay clean. Slight tear in headliner. A couple of parking lot dings in door. An honest car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $21,250. As this car was reserved near $30k, there was no way it was going to sell. Bid was respectable. If the seller wants retail plus, he's going to have to do some very creative marketing. GERMAN CARS #28-1986 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL Convertible. S/N BA48D2GA039681. Black/ gray leather. Black top. Odo: 98,432 miles. Leather seats dirty and cracking and top of Driver's seat missing stitching in rear, and filling. Black-and-white pinstripe detailing does little for the car's appearance. Touch-ups abound, but match is just off. Crack on hood. Frame looks good. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $11,648. This car has plenty ofneeds but, if the frame is solid, they can be resolved—at least to driver status. Good buy, unless spotted owls have made a nest in the frame rails. #24-1994 JAGUAR XJS Convertible. S/N SAJNX2745RC1906. Burgundy/tan leather. Odo: 37,662 miles. California car. Interior a little dirty. Paint and trim very nice. plates. Momo steering wheel. Touch-up paint on nose and headlights. Interior dirty but sound. Paint a little spotty. Wheels have a serious case of curb rash. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,744. 924s are the XI/9s of the Porsche world. This was market price. JAPANESE CARS #44-1981 DATSUN 280ZX T-top Coupe. SIN N/A. Silver and blue metallic/gray cloth. Odo: 114,743 miles. 5-speed. Cockpit interior similar condition cars sellfor this amount. Bidder may have to take this car to a larger auction to get what he is looking for #2pm-1965 MORGAN PLUS FOUR Convertible. S/N N/A. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 69,257 miles. Top not on frame (or near the car), but tonneau sat in back cargo space. #19-1987 PORSCHE 924S Coupe. S/N WPOAA0924HN4513. Red/gray vinyl and cloth. Odo: 83,394 miles. Sunroof. California is very sharp, excluding the faded center console. Cargo area vinyl is peeling and cracking. Rock chips on right front fender, but paint is in fine shape otherwise, if you don't mind the tasteless color combination. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $3,500. Reserved at $3,800, could have been let go at $3,500 unless the bidders were actually local Boy Scouts having a "who can hold their hot dog higher" contest. AMERICAN CARS — #52-1927 FORD HOT ROD Roadster. S/N N/A. Burgundy/gray. Odo: 4,017 miles. Glass body. GT Grant steering wheel. Decent interior. Paint looks great, though hard top paint doesn't look as fresh as the rest of •  - 11111■"' the car. Underside very clean. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. This car was a looker and attracted a lot of attention from bidders. 51

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SCM MARKET REPORT: SILVER MISSOULA MT Nonetheless, the $30,000 reserve was too high for those in attendance. #25-1936 CHEVROLET STANDARD SEDAN Coupe. S/N 9FC0730983. Black/ orange cloth. Odo: 72,938 miles. Twin side mounts. Wide whitewalls. Straight lines. Good New Yorkers at the sale went for the lesser of the two prices. #9-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Hardtop. S/N N/A. White and gold/white and gold vinyl. Odo: 4,611 miles. Doors shut well. Seats look paint. Hood fit off. Scratch on front of right front fender. Non-original interior, but tastefully done. Underside looks aged, but not 75 years old. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. A goodlooking car that got within $500 of the reserve. #1-1946 NASH AMBASSADOR Hot Rod Coupe. S/N R422626. Red with yellow front/ burgundy cloth. Odo: 13,730 miles. PS, PB. Carburetor, rear bumper and dash panel all read good, as does dash. Steering wheel yellowing on top. Rust free and presentable, although paint runs on underside of trunk lid. Rock chips beneath headlights. A variety of nicks and scrapes on paintwork. Stainless steel trim discoloring. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,368. An aged and tired car that will probably be reborn as a street rod. #10-1956 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Coupe. S/N N5618616. Pink and salmon/ white and pink vinyl. Odo: 81,251 miles. "Nashty." Nicely detailed engine bay. Good paint. Seats from a 1980s GM product. Plush carpet. Underside detailed. Better looking on the outside than the inside. Reserved at $10k. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,300. Not a lot of interest from prospective buyers, and the bidding reflected this. Fell well short of reserve and no one seemed to care. #29-1950 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Custom Coupe. SN N/A. Red/candy cane vinyl. Odo: 26,457 miles. PS, PB. Interior in very nice shape. Aftermarket radio and speakers. Twin spots. Radiator fins crushed in spots. Chrome on grille fading, rest of brightwork solid. Trunk compartment very nice. Dual side exhaust. Solid paint, but not spectacular. Undercoating in spots. Aftermarket steering-wheel cover hiding crack. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,624. The high sale of the auction. A nice-looking rod for a decent price. #53-1955 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Coupe. S/N N5612393. Red and white/white. Odo: 3,618 miles. Hemi V8. No reserve. Missing mirror. Passenger door fit off. Clean engine. Interior has no signs of abuse. Scratches on right rear fender. Whitewalls cracking. Dull brightwork. Paint bubble on right front of hood. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,304. The lesser of the 52  Hemi V8. Vinyl stitching coming loose. Rear deck spotty. Dash in great shape. Faded trim. Dull paint. Poor driver's door fit. Whitewalls. A few dings on both right fenders. An original car, tired but sound. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,124. Would be interesting to follow this car and see what happens to it. Will the new owner really get in and restore it? Or will it just sit for a couple of years, and then, after reality strikes, end up at another auction? #85-1959 CADILLAC DE VILLE Sedan. S/N N/A. Blue metallic/blue. Odo: 93,344 miles. Right rear door fit off. Waves on right side, dings on left. Needs a bath. Mechanical, bodywork and paint restored. Vinyl interior stripes/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. Odo: 33,020 miles. Engine bay clean. Cowl induction. Paint shiny and hood pins. Interior very nice. Brightwork not so bright. License plate reads "For Sale." Recently restored. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. All the money in the world for an automatic Camino, even if it did have a 396. #4-1972 FORD MUSTANG Coupe. SN 2F02H170170785. Orange/white and gray vinyl and cloth. Odo: 68,405 miles. Stitching on driver's seat unravelling. Passenger's arm rest cracking to its core, driver's arm rest has turned Bored engine, nitrous, lightened steel crankshaft. 850 Holley carb. Hooker headers. Aluminum fuel cell. Fiberglass hood. Milodon air filter. Racing seats. Clean engine bay. Dash cover. No speedo. Super Bee insignia. A Rumble Bee. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $8,000. The owner was looking for $1,500 more. Customized cars are tough, as you have to find someone who would have done the car the same way to get your money back. #32-1970 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS, S/N 136800L165020. Red with twin black •• • • • • • • • to restore, and then not worth much when you're done. What kind of deal is that? At least with dot-com stocks, the worthless certificates don't take up the whole garage. #37-1969 DODGE CORONET Coupe. S/N 2H23C9E150299. Black primer/black. • • • • • • • • just starting to crack, as is dashboard. Very nice paint. Chrome spotty. Power antenna. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $5,750. The biggest car in town. Reserve set at $7k. Horrifically expensive inside out. GT Grant steering wheel. Jensen tape deck. Pioneer speakers dominate rear deck. Paint crazing on right rear quarter panel. Passenger door fit awful. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,640. All the money, and maybe even a little more, for a car that appeared to have few, if any, redeeming qualities. #22-1972 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS Convertible. S/N N/A. Black with twin white stripes/black vinyl. Blacktop. Odo: 60,736 miles. Polished American Torque Thrust alloys. A/C, PS, PB, power top. Dual exhaust. Outstanding interior. Shiny paint—only a few buff marks. Engine bay perfect. Trunk compartment clean. Stainless trim just fair. The best-looking car at Sports Car Market

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS ASTON MARTIN Missing interior lock slides. Weatherstripping weathered. Roof is cracked halfway down the center, giving the car T-top style with coupe comfort. Front bumper sagging. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $4,940. Well, at least someone now has the car of their Discover-Card-limit dreams. From a mile away, who will know you're behind the wheel of a fright pig with a bow-tie on? the show. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. Sellers battled to keep Montana dust off their black paint. Reserve was in the low-$20s, probably achieveable but not here, not today. #43-1972 CHEVROLET IMPALA Convertible. S/N T1167R26112368. Red/ black vinyl and cloth. White vinyl top. Odo: 88,689 miles. PS, PB. Engine nicely detailed. Interior sharp. Only one minor puncture wound BONHAMS &BROOKS Bonhams & Brooks Aston Martin Factory, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England May 12, 2001 Auctioneers: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 44 Number of automotive lots sold: 22 Sale rate: 50% Sale total: $1,196,811 on right rear armrest. Honest aging on air vents. Marks on windshield prove that wipers work. Trunk compartment superb. Paint very nice. Only slight waves in panels. Overspray on underside. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,292. Great Impala convertibles float up to $15k, so a decent one at half the cost seems like a good buy. #7-1976 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-top. S/N 1Z37X65443162. Orange/tan leather. Odo: 27,108 miles. A true L82 car. Key High: Lot #168, 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage GT coupe sold at $182,031, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $50,000, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T marks around driver's lock. Scuffs and rock chips on nose and rear wheel wells. Console marked and scuffed, but rest of interior holding on strong. Caulk on driver's side view mirror joint. Other than paint flaws, car is in good shape. Documented miles. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $9,600. Bid wasn't insulting, but was just a little low. Documented low mileage sets this car apart from most other late-model 'Vettes. Buyer wanted $12,500; ifhe holds out, he '11 get it. #50-1985 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 1G1YY0786F51074. Black/tan. Odo: 144,246 miles. Steering-wheel cover concealing the work of a tight-gripped driver. Dirt accents the glove compartment key hole. September. 2001  his year's specialist auction for the Aston Martin and Lagonda marques, which was once again staged in association with London dealer Nicholas Mee within the Works Service Department work- shops at the Newport Pagnell factory, was not quite so busy with bidding or buying as last year's inaugural event. Nonetheless the sale, run by Bonhams & Brooks, has now firmly established itself as the annual one-stop shop for Astons. The catalog for this sale will almost certainly have hit every potential buyer of an Aston Martin of whichever year or budget, while a good turnout from members of the Owners Club has become guaranteed. Uncharacteristically sunny weather boosted attendance this year. There were two milestone results for the market here, the $182,031 for the factory-restored 1962 DB4 Series V Vantage and, even more significant, the $133,950 for the 1954 Monte Carlo Rally class-winning DB2/4 works team car. Also, where else, other than an auction like this, could anyone establish the $79,665 value of the part-restored, fully dismantled pile of goodies that could buildup into a DBR4/250, albeit a replicated 1959 front-engined Fl? The Gatsonides driving provenance of the DB2/4 clearly counted with the marque aficionados present and, coming direct to auction from the motor house of King Hussein, also boosted the chances and the $102,930 price of the late Jordanian monarch's Virage Volante. However, AMOC members were unimpressed with the ex-Sir Paul McCartney DB6 Mk I, which bombed. Then again, the car itself had been overreserved and was nothing special to start with. Considering the captive—and fully marquefocused—audience, the overall sale rate was disappointing. This, however, was not so much a reflection of their pickiness nor the size of their wallets, but rather the quality of many of the cars on offer and their owners' unrealistic reserves. That is not to say that much of the unsold stock would not have sold. Every car has its price, of course. However, although the Sterling equivalent of $7,332 was really bid for a DB2/4 project in very distressed condition, amazingly, the net return was not enough for the entrant. Good luck elsewhere!—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #166-1949 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA 2.6 PROTOTYPE Drophead Coupe. S/N DP111. Aluminum/dark gray. RHD. Factory prototype, had been converted to a coupe at some stage. Now part-restored back to drophead. Rubbed down and unpainted. Incomplete. Very distressed seats. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $21,980. Known as "Blue Monster;" and used by AM Chief Engineer Eberan Von Eberhorst in period, this historically interesting prototype did better than expected, though is likely to cost plenty more to complete. #165-1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 VANTAGE-SPEC Coupe. S/N LML/50/110. Carnation Red/black. RHD. Odo: 75,593 miles. Period London Motor Show exhibit. Good paint. Cracked, scabby leather. Dull engine bay. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,783. Top estimate money was forthcoming for nice enough DB2 with Motor Show provenance. #184-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB214 Mk I Coupe. S/N LML 784. Dark green/black. RHD. Odo: 619 miles. Ex-factory team Monte Carlo Rally class winner. Expensively restored. PS and L-to-R-to-LHD conversion. Excellent paint and brightwork. Non-period high-back buckets, four-point harnesses and half-cage. Rally clocks on dash top. Very sharp engine bay detail. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $133,950. This was a milestone result for a DB2/4 Mk I, 53

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS ASTON MAR77N really. The 2/4s just don't command the value of the later 4/.5/6s—primarily due to their lessthan-staggering performance. #174-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk II Coupe. S/N AM300/1134. Green/beige. RHD. Odo: 85,280 miles. Last repainted mid1990s and still very good. Brightwork pitted. Engine bay renewed in early 1990s. Cond: 2+. although it is an ex-works car with Monte history and in stunning condition. #160-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk I Coupe. S/N LML 739. Dark blue/beige. RHD. Odo: 15,166 miles. Very chipped, crazed and flaking paint. Modern competition seats SOLD AT $29,610. Estimated and valued correctly by all concerned. #180-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk II Coupe. S/N AM300/1200. Cream/beige. RHD. Odo: 23,640 miles. Last repainted in and, fnon-original engine does not deter, reasonable value. #172-1962 ASTON MARTIN DB4 S IV Coupe. S/N DB4/834/R. Dubonnet metallic/ parchment. RHD. Odo: 52,210 miles. Paint average with evidence of masking. Brightwork okay. Cracked leather. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $36,660. Not good enough and slightly too expensive to sell—especially to predominantly and harnesses. Much abused and scruffy. Said to be all working. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,189. Might seem to have been cheaply landed, though mighty tatty-looking and therefore actually correctly priced. #150-1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk I Coupe. S/N 864. Maroon/beige. RHD. Odo: 62,461 miles. This barn find had poor 1973, now very scabby. Engine bay scruffy. In need of full cosmetic makeover. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,161. $2,000 less than lower estimate was accepted for running Mk H, which seemed to be a much better value than Lot #160. #161-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 S I Saloon. S/N DB4/203/R. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 58,558 miles. Expensively restored. Very paint and very dirty interior. Top of engine dismantled. Heads and carbs loose in back. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $7,332. Vendors were far too ambitious with their reserve for this project that was in need of a total—and I mean total—revival. Engine was in bits, too, and one had to wonder why. #171-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Mk II Drophead Coupe. Body by Tickford. S/N AM300/1281. Ocean Blue/dark blue. Blue top. RHD. Odo: 3,580 miles. Chassis refurbished in 1987. Last expensively restored in good paint and trim. Front bumper in need of rechrome. Excellent engine bay presentation. Converted to automatic, original manual gearbox included. Period-correct Radiomobile. Modern Willans harnesses. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $67,257. Auctioneers and their vendor got—nearly—what they were lookingfor; buyer paid retail. #186-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 S II early 1990s and still cosmetically mint. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $54,990. Should have sold, 4  Coupe. S/N DB4/285R. Maroon/cream. RHD. Odo: 91,635 miles. Acquired by vendor without engine—new one built up by marque specialist. Well enough repainted in 1995, but evidence of masking. Good brightwork. Connolized interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,402. Guide priced correctly by Sir Paul McCartney. Works reconditioned engine fitted in 1975. Last refurbished in 1984 and said to have been very little used since then. Much rubbed paint with some pimples. Brightwork very slightly off and pitted. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $35,250. Considering Market Reports continued on page 73 Sports Car Market six Series V cars fitted with GT engine by factory. Freshly Works Service restored and absolutely mint throughout. 4.2 unleaded. Half-cage. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $182,031. Fabulous, faultless car with all work done to highest standard, hence top estimate result. #178-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk I Coupe. S/N DB6/2581/R. Goodwood Green/ black. RHD. Odo: 80,075 miles. First owned Owners Club audience. #168-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 S V GT Coupe. S/N DB4/1121/R. Goodwood Green/ black. RHD. Odo: 75,395 miles. One of only

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PALM SPRINGS SATURDAY and SUNDAY NOV A ", 1_1=1 17th & 18th, 2001. Keith Mc Corniick presents the 31th Collector Car Auction AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS AT THE PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER 277 N. AVENIDA CABALLEROS, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. LAST SALE WAS 72% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick Family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous manner. Ask for Keith or Desley to answer your questions. 3,721110.8FMC,1•1•691■Mt 111593M6MR.,..GET ON OUR MAILING LIST. .NOW! LOCAL HOST HOTELS: We recommend The New Comfort Inn Tel. (760) 778-3699 at $99 per night or The Desert Lodge Hotel at $79 per night (760) 325-1356 or Palm Springs Hilton at $149 per night (760) 320-6868 1-800-522-6900 PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND Sponsored by The Oldies Station 104.7f. THE OLDIES STATION (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! KUJ Sponsored by Th  ndies e 104.7f. THE OLDIES STATION ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for inside display - only space for 40 cars inside. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first-come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are REFUNDABLE less $25 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (One of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. PALM SPRINGS AUCTIONS, INC. State License C- 1798 602 E. SUNNY DUNES ROAD PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92264 U.S.A. Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.com (760)-320-3290 Station

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!Milk_ From Europe Notes ) 1.111M. The Best Euro Fit by European Correspondent Giuseppe Tomasetti M ilano—The basic premise for most Euro events is quite different from American events. In the US, there seems to be either historic track racing or leisurely 1,000-mile drives through the country, where the competition consists of which resort has the biggest Jacuzzi. There isn't much in between. In Europe, the birthplace of road racing, rallies, hill climbs and sports cars, everything "in between" exists, with most events having a historical origin. There are so many events on any given weekend that merely listing the October Italian manifestizioni would fill this issue of SCM. If the US bias is towards stress free, up at 9 a.m., cocktails at 5 p.m. motoring, then Europe's events are the opposite—up at 5 a.m., dinner at 9 p.m., and days filled with competition, endurance and pushing old cars (and drivers) to the limits. With this said, let's take a glance at five of the higher profile events we have had the opportunity to participate in. Mille Miglia—Every serious gearhead should do this event, or at least see it, once in their lifetime. It's an intoxicating mix of the world's most important cars, history, passion and culture. It is also 1,000 miles, in 48 hours, with little sleep. It's not for everyone—auction guru Rick Cole once said of the MM, "You drive at night, in the rain, stay in crummy hotels and eat bad food. What's to like about it?" Most participants gleefully immerse themselves in the Mille Miglia's field of extraordinary cars, though, and like marathon runners on a permanent buzz, find vintage-car nirvana as they pound down 1,000 miles of Italian pavement. US-entered cars have the highest DNF rate of any nation, often because of the American emphasis on pretty-is-best chromed gas tank restorations instead of real-world, on-the-road sorting and preparation. This is the premier Euro event and is held in early May. (Limited to 360 pre-1957 cars of the type that participated at the real MM. The cost is about $2,800 and the fax is Information is also available at www.1000miglia.it .) Gran Premio Tazio Nuvolari—The second most significant event in Italy. Held in September, the "Gran Premio" begins on Friday afternoon in Mantova, Nuvolari's birthplace, swings to the west and then the east coast of the Italian peninsula, then heads back to Mantova on Sun- 56  Tomasetti racing to another event in his Maserati 150S. word "mythical." It's not for the faint of heart or the white-hanky set. But if you're a true hard-core car person, you owe yourself a drive here. There is some TSD, but most of the action is flat-out on the old track. (There is no limit to the number of cars. You must have the appropriate FIA competition license, and your car must have FIA papers and the required safety equipment. The fax is 011.49.2207.5045 and the cost is less than $1,000, depending on degree of participation. Contact MikeRiedner@aol.com or visit www.eifel-klassik.de for more information.) Classic Malts Scottish Reliability Trial— The British have a tendency to organize brutal rallies where sleep is regarded as unnecessary and advanced on-site mechanical skills are taken for granted. However, this six-day September rally through Scotland is a little bit mellower and offers a compelling blend of driving competition, endurance and savoring of the good life, in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It also helps if you like Scotch whiskey. (The fax is 011.44.1886.833.144 and the application requires a $425 deposit. Specifics are located at www.he-ro.co.uk/malts/ . This is day. In this time-speed-distance (TSD) based event, Saturday can be grueling, but Sunday makes up for it with a mid-day arrival and meal in Mantova. This is a very enjoyable weekend, very international, with many important cars. Even better, Mantova is an entertaining and very special Italian city. (They accept about 200 historically significant cars. It costs about $1,000 and the fax is 011.39.0376.322.003. Information is available by e-mailing info@tazionuvolari.it or by logging onto www.tazionuvolari.it.) Eifel-Klassik—This October event is held on the old Ntirburgring circuit. Of all the tracks on which we have competed, this remains the most inspiring and frightening. Haunted by ghosts of all sorts, it gives new meaning to the a rally and your historic car needs to be fully prepared and certified. An alternative would be the June Liege-Rome-Liege rally, fax Tour Auto (Tour de France)—Modena Cento Ore—Revocations of the TdF Auto and the Giro d'Italia, these two events have the same format (on-track racing, high-speed public highway transits, and closed-road timed sections), but execute them in different ways. The Tour Auto, which starts in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is bigger, flashier and sometimes chaotic as some of the most famous GT cars in the world go at it head-to-head down and across France. The Cento Ore is smaller, with fewer celebrities but there is a high concentration of serious enthusiasts and more emphasis on track time. It begins and ends in Italian car Valhalla—Modena. The five-day French event is in April while the Modenese hold their four-day event about two weeks later. Both events are the top of their kind. By the way, if one is really a sick car guy, one could do both and still make it to the Mille Miglia. (Tour Auto accepts 250 cars, the Modena Cento Ore takes 100 cars. Entry fees: Tour Auto, $6,000; Modena Cento Ore, $3,000. Fax, Tour Auto,; Cento Ore, E-mail: Tour auto, info@tourauto.com ; Cento Ore, miriam_barbi@bompani.it. Home page: Tour Auto, www.tour-auto.com ; Cento Ore, www.modenacentooreclassic.it .) Only the Mille Miglia requires you to have the right car to be accepted. With the other events, it is more important to have a properly prepared car. Buying a car with successful historic-event-participation history, using it and reselling it is one option. Another is to have your car fully fettled in the US, then ship it to Europe and do a year's worth of events before bringing it home. With specific events that interest you, first visit their Web sites, then request information via fax, then call the organizers. Ask for contact information for previous participants, especially those from America. If your schedule allows, visiting the events as a civilian is obviously helpful. However, don't let all of the above talk about intensity and racing scare you off. In every event, there are categories where you can just lollygag along, enjoying the European countryside, the camaraderie of multi-national gearheads, and great food and wine. 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 ,  Mystery Photo ANSWERS In this case, "TT" stands for "tut tut."— John McNulty, West Winfield, NY Men! You just can't ask for directions, can you?!— Quattro! Antonia Friden, Fort Jones, CA Whaddya mean slow down? This thing's got Allan Nelson, Pentwater, MI — I guess the spoiler doesn't work as well as they said it would.—Louis Kidder, Minneapolis, MN July 2001 discovery. The Jamaican bobsled team makes a revolting Marni Lynn, Kewaskum, WI — As a novice collector, Bob once again found himself "upside down" in the investment.—Tom Horvat, Sharpsburg, GA After the first snowfall, mycologists in the Bavarian woodlands know it's good picking time for the rare and delicious teutonicus treaduponus.—Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA Team. Happy Holidays, from the Audi TT Bobsled Steven Anderson, Girard, OH — An unforeseen consequence of the Audi TT's rounded body style was its uncanny resemblance to a female giant Galapagos tortoise. Depicted here is a TT flipped on its back after attempting to repel an amorous advance by a visually-impaired love-struck male giant tortoise.—Bill Devor, San Diego, CA Tee, I told you the tnow was toft.—Robert .1. Bayuk, Annandale, NJ Standing on the shoulder of the road, waiting for the tow-truck to arrive, Ted enjoys a few deep breaths of the cool mountain air and makes the observation that the Audi badge is horizontally symmetrical. — Jeff Ifland, Los Altos, CA Owie, Audi. — Bob Lynn, Kewaskum, WI At an ultra-secret Black Forest facility, new Beetles are left in this position for exactly 17 hours. This precise combination of time, inverted vehicle weight and the gentle abrasive action of the snow yields a TT coupe.—Scott J. Marquis, Renton, WA How to describe the off-road potential of Quattro? Topsy Turvy!—Lisa and Fred Clough, Winchester; MA "Good Quattro all-wheel drive," mused Bob, "but certainly not great Quattro all-wheel drive."— Rob Sass, St. Louis, Missouri Keith Martin keeps warning his readers not to get upside down in their collector cars, but some of us can't seem to help ourselves from racing down that slippery path.—John Ratto, Moss Beach, CA "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by." R. Frost.—Jan Jurnecka, Aptos, CA Finally, an all-terrain car for all terrain. Introducing the new five-wheel drive Quintro from Audi! "Our engineers just won't stop."—Gene Whitman, Boston, MA Don't bother to hook it up, Klaus, just tickle its tummy and it will fly right over.—John King, Libertyville, IL G'day mate. Seen any of them duckbill platypuses around here?—Ron Burns, via e - mail The photo is printed upside down. There is no mystery. Clearly, eco-terrorist tree sitters have acquired more comfortable, all-weather accommodations.—PR. Scott, Portland, OR September, 2001  EVOLUTION AIRFLOW SYSTEM The Best Just Got Better! The most advanced vehicle storage system in the world - as used and endorsed by Rolls Royce & Bentley, Aston Martin Lagonda, The Jaguar and Daimler Heritage Trust, Porsche Club of Great Britain, Ford Motorsport and thousands of others worldwide! Low running costs make the Evolution Carcoon suitable for long or short term storage, and continuous filtered airflow keeps your vehicle dry, even in damp environments. Protects against accidental scratches and dents, and reduces dust build-up. Show off your pride and joy, don't cover it - Carcoon it! Indoor and outdoor models available. 10804 Roark Road Houston, TX 77099 800/854-6087 281/568-9573 www.carcoon.com VEMMIL 57 Famous American artist Thomas Kincaid announces his first in a series of limited-edition automotive prints. Titled "TT Turnover," the print is now available at your local mall location everywhere. — Jim Cohoe, Lake City, MI If a Bauhaus falls in the forest and nobody's there, is it still art?—Gary L. Koch, Rocky River, OH Riding the wave of Internet hysteria, this Seattle suburb actually had their playgrounds fitted with TTeeter-TTotters, which now sit in disrepair. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.— Mike Precopio, Collegeville, PA "Tires, my ass," said Freeman. "You legal guys think you know everything, but this proves that spoilers don't do crap, and they ruin the lines anyway. Mays was right.. .1 quit."—Eric Meyer, Santa Barbara, CA We now know what the IT stands for on the Audi TT: Topsy-Turvy!—Mark Storm, Detroit, MI At least I won the $100 from the guy who bet it wouldn't handle like a Porsche.—Paul Littell, Rowayton, CT Look Ma, no hands! — Auburn, IN Chris Neuhouser, As Heinz skidded through the snowy woods, shiny side down, he suddenly regretted not bringing his new Audi back to the dealer for the recall on "handling instability."—David Scagnelli, Bergenfield, NJ So Michael...do you think it's finally time to ask for directions?—Elaine S. Glauberman, Huntingdon Valley, PA My computer guy says: "Open this in Adobe Photo Shop, select rotate canvas 180 degrees and press Enter. No one will ever notice."—Ed Pasini, Henderson, NV This takes the heat off of Firestone/Ford. L.T Golomb, LeRoy, IL By going the cheap route and not buying the all-wheel drive option, Herb inadvertently invents the latest winter X-Game sport in his Audi Tsk Tsk, er, TT—car top bobsledding.—Michael Glauberman, Huntingdon Valley, PA No, wait, I'm sure this was covered in the owner's manual...look under "Turtle" in the index. Tony Ferretti, Narberth, PA Now we finally know — — turtle! - — TT stands for turn Dave Brownell, Manchester Center, VT Well now I know what TT stands for, Tee- Robert Tebbenhoff, Ramsey, NJ The salesperson's claim of "traction that can climb a tree" proved false for the Quattro that Bob bought. ter Totter! — — Steve Burley, Whitehall, MI And this month's winner of a sure-to-be-collectible 1/18th scale model from Dave Kinney:c USAppraisals is Mike Precopio, for his aastute aanalysis of this pphoto.—ED.• —

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The 5th Annual Sports Car Market Magazine BARRETT-JACKSON INSIDER'S SEMINARS Presented by eLf`ic A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a World-Class Auction Keith Martin, Cindy Banzer and the experts from the SCMstaff invite you to join them in three information-packed seminars, held right in the midst of the world's largest collector car auction, Barrett-Jackson. Participants will be part of an exclusive, intimate group that will participate in no-holds-barred discussions of the collector car market as well as hands-on examinations of cars that are going to be crossing the block. Seminars will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Conveniently located on-site, a different car-collecting topic will be featured each day. After each discussion, there will be ample time for you to ask direct questions about the auction experience. We guarantee you'll get straight answers. How to decide how much to bid. When to walk away from a car. The secrets of buying and selling on the block. How to tell when a car reaches its reserve. How to examine a car like a pro. All this and more will be discussed in detail. The Field Walk Each day, after the seminar, you can join the well-known "Field Walk," when the group, escorted by Keith and other SCM experts, will take a "hands-on" look at the cars you are interested in and evaluate them with you. Register Today Space is strictly limited and last year's event sold out quickly. Cost, per person, for the seminars, field walk and unlimited personal consultations with the SCM staff is just $275, $500 for two for SCMsubscribers. (Non-subscribers, $325/$600.) Don't be left out. Send in the form below today, with a $100 deposit per person. For more information, contact Cindy Banzer at 503/ 261-0555, cbanzer@ sportscarmarket.com . We'll see you there. SPACE IS LIMITED! DEADLINE—December 17, 2001 (Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. Don't be left out!) Name (If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.) Address  City  State  Day Phone  Fax  Zip  Eve. Phone  E-mail S100 per person deposit required Enclosed is my check made out to SpOrtS Car Market (or) Charge my VISA/MC Total Amount $  Card #  Signature Send this form to SCM Insider's Tour, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Fax 503/252-5854; Phone 503/261-7127; e-mail: mail@sportsearmarket.com (Deposit refundable if cancelled by December 27, 2001) Exp Date  "Learn How the Pros Spot the Good Cars and Know Exactly What to Pay." The 5th Annual Sports Car Market Insider's Tour at Barrett-Jackson January 17, 18, 19, 2002

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The Appraiser's Corner Excetpts from Actual Appraisals by Steve Cram 1960 Morgan Plus Four Odometer: 15,304 miles Exterior color: red Interior color: black leather seats, dash fascia done in fine oak Top: black Equipment: Triumph TR3 engine, original manual transmission, top with bows, aftermarket cooling fan mounted in front of radiator with toggle switch on dashboard. Aftermarket electric fuel pump used only to prime fuel system after car has sat for long time. Condition: Using the traditional rating for vintage and/or collector cars of 1 to 6 (1, mint/show/perfect; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough; 6, parts only), this brilliantly restored-fortour car is in high #2 condition. Restoration patiently done by an engineer who took the car completely apart and rebuilt all, some to better specs than done by the Morgan factory, and adding some items for safety and for touring. Exterior: Now a superb physical specimen. Body-off resto and all rust and any problems redone correctly. Red high-quality Chrysler paint used. Body #1, paint #2. Windscreen redone and high #2; chrome and brightwork redone as well and high #2, except license-plate light, which is original and slightly pitted. Grommets and seals #1 to #2. Wheels/tires all high #2. Turns heads anywhere; goes anywhere anytime. Interior: Completely and well done. Fine high-quality oak used to correctly redo dash fascia, then glove box door added in good taste. Everything inside high #2 to low #1. Very elegant presentation. Top: Original and never used. Slight deterioration from being 40 years old. Top bows in good usable condition, as is top. Rear light in plastic is amazingly well preserved. Undercarriage: Completely redone. Gas tank new; everything in low #1 order. Brakes completely redone and work perfectly. Frame and all wood redone (#1). Engine compartment: Detailed to high #2. Completely new wiring harness (correct and #1). Aftermarket cooling system redone (#1) and in front of radiator. Mechanics: Completely rebuilt by cognizant owner/engineer. All #1. Correct engine sleeving done using Morgan/Triumph parts. Car started quickly and then—as all cold TR3 engines do—hiccuped periodically until running warm (very short time). Handling superb; brakes were #1 and this car stopped quickly with no swerving. Tested out #1. On return to garage, engine "dieseled" slightly when turned off, also normal with most TR3 engines. Test conducted on extremely winding one-lane mountain roads. History: Car was built for American market in 1960 and delivered November 23, 1960, to World Wide Motors of Los Angeles. Vehicle raced by first owner with disastrous results—an accident rendering the car undrivable—and then passed through many hands, and suffered years of poor storage. Current seller/ owner restored car, and has a slide show depicting the car before and after, plus the restoration itself. In addition, there is a complete log of all time and expenditures. Appraised value: $22,000-$25,000 SCM welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisals presented here may be modified for editorial and privag proposes. Please send appraisals to 'Appraiser's Corner," 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions subject to editing.• September, 2001  Mitch Silver Since our firm was founded in 1979, Silver Auctions has had one simple goal: to be the best collector car auction company in the business. We now produce auctions throughout the Western United States and Canada. Our annual Hot August Nights extravaganza in Reno and our January auction in Fountain Hills, Arizona are widely recognized as being among the nation's premier collector car events. Our auctions have earned a reputation as being a fair and honest place to sell or buy a car. We're proud of our track record. When you're making the decision to buy or sell a collector car, we'd like you to think of Silver Auctions first. CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sun Valley, Idaho  Laughlin, Nevada  Kelowna, BC, Canada  Portland, Oregon  Las Vegas, Nevada  Boise, Idaho  Seattle, Washington  September 1 - 2, 2001 200 cars Sun Valley Lodge September 8, 2001 125 cars Weekend of Wheels River Palms Hotel/Casino September 9, 2001 100 cars City Park, downtown Lakeside in conj. with Field of Dreams September 29, 2001 125 cars Portland Expo Center October 5-6, 2001 /00 cars Downtown Henderson in conjunction with Super Run 2001 November 10, 2001 80 cars Western Idaho Fairgrounds November 24, 2001 125 cars Seattle Exhibition Center Fountain Hills, Arizona January 11-14, 2002 Over 500 cars Fort McDowell Casino Fax list of Cars For Sale available one week prior to each auction. Contact Silver Auctions to sponsor an auction in your city. Additional auctions are added often. SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 2020 N MONROE, SPOKANE, WA 99205 www.silverauctions.com 59 r. COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 •

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Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars Market Review Buyer's Guide AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph Elton John's 1993 Jaguar X)220 here's a tightly wrought intensity to the XJ220's curvaceous silhouette. It screams haunched aggression. But this isn't some primped, perfumed and preternatural piledriver, just a polite, effortless and hugely capable machine that's disturbingly physical in its message. Drive one hard and your metabolism takes a battering; the sheer drama ofbeing able to reach 100 mph in under eight seconds while detonating huge shards of sound from its twin-turboed 3.5-liter V6 leaving the driver strangely detached from the surreal madness of it all."—Richard Heseltine, Classic and Sportscar, October 1999. 1 „ In the mid-'80s, when the supercar was born, Jaguar didn't have a car to compete alongside the fabulous Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959, even though it had the same racing heritage. Jim Randle, the head of Jaguar's Engineering department, had an idea for such a car but active pursuits distracted the company from being in the supercar league. In 1988, after four years of development, Jaguar announced that they too would be using the knowledge gained in racing to launch their own supercar, and an amazing prototype of the XJ220 appeared at the Birmingham Autoshow. The design featured a V12, fuel-injected, 48-valve 530-bhp engine and fourwheel drive. Years produced  When Jaguar was bought by Ford in 1989, Ford decided that the project should be put into production by Tom Walkinshaw's JaguarSport division. To assure practicality as a road-going customer car, Jaguar stated that 530 bhp would come from a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine that had been developed in the Group C XJR-10 and 1 1 race cars, with two-wheel drive. Production began in 1992. Built on a chassis of aluminum honeycomb, the finely sculpted bodywork of lightweight aluminum was finished in one of five metallic colors, Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Engine #  Club  Web site:  Chassis number: SAJJEAEX7AX 220882 In virtually every respect, the press report was complimentary. Rear view vision was not the strongest point of the car and the original price of $625,000 had its downside, but perhaps the most fascinating aspect was its pure driveability. It would later be eclipsed by the McLaren Fl, but for a brief period the 220 reigned supreme, as the supercar by which all others should be judged. This car sold for $330,998, including buyer 's premium, at Christie's' Elton John sale on June 5, 2001. Chassis # .... Radiator support in front compartment; next to engine in rear compartment Front of block Jaguar Clubs of North America, Alternatives to consider:  silver, gray, green, maroon or blue. The hugely powerful twin-turbo V6 engine could be viewed through a glass panel, and its design configuration limited the luggage space at the rear of the body to just enough for a briefcase and tool kit. However, the cabin was designed to be purposeful yet spacious. There was ample head room for even the tallest of pilots, and creature comforts extended to air conditioning, full leather interior and stereo. Tom Walkinshaw's own XJ220, order 001, was loaned to Autocar and Motor in June 1993, for the first, and they noted, only independent road tests of results that could be compiled. Their figures were an astonishing 3.6 seconds for 0-60, continuing on to 100 mph in a further 2.7 seconds, and the acceleration between measures well over this level were equally amazing-130-150 mph in 4.2 seconds, for example. Testing the car for JaguarSport at the banked Nardo circuit in Italy, Phil Hill clocked a maximum speed of 213 mph in the car. 60  do Nelson Rath, 1000 Glenbrook, Anchorage, KY 40223, 888/252-2524 wwwjcna.com McLaren F1, Lamborghini Diablo. Ferrari F50 The XJ220 probably would have been the epitome of desire in 1984, when a group ofenthusiasts within Jaguar started a skunkworks project to develop a mid-engine, four-wheel-drive, V12 Le Mans racer for the road. Even in 1989, when Ford approved it, subject to use of the simpler TWR V6 engine that won at Le Mans and Daytona, it seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately, the car was finally introduced in 1992 in the middle of a disastrous economic environment. Even with monstrous performance and excellent road-going manners—the only complaint from owners today is that the heat through the raked windscreen can overwhelm the air conditioner on a hot day—the car couldn 't justify its asking price of $625,000. 1992-94 281 $625,000 N/A $1,500 $40 Two years ago, $275,000 would have bought you a brand-new, never-used, completely DOT/EPA-legal XJ220 that you could have driven for up to 2,500 miles a year, imported under an exemption originally engineered for Bill Gates and his friends to import McLaren F 1 s. Now, the few XJ220s that remained unsold in 1996 out of the 281 originally built have all been purchased Ifyou want one, you 71 have to buy it at auction. If you want to use it in the States, make sure it has the required—and costly—paperwork and modifications to make it legal here. Also be aware that spare parts can be impossible to find Bonhams & Brooks recently sold a Euro-spec example in Monaco for $167,421. The buyer of this one at Christie's paid a substantial premium for Elton John's sunglasses on the dash for the first 852 miles. The right price, especiallyfor one that has been legally imported into the United States, is probably somewhere in between these two extremes.— Gary Anderson, Publisher of British Car magazine. (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market

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ar Shopping Centre ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA 52 DB2 DROPHEAD, rhd, all #'s match, Vantage engine, rare and absolutely beautiful, maroon wilt tan leather $85,000 offer. Lawrence, 415-693-6033 work. 415-3081546 message. CA 55 DB2/4 Mk I coupe, body and chassis restored, rolling now, suspension, brakes, steering & wheels all completed, beautiful Dover green paint, fantastic quality on a partial restoration, the car now needs engine rebuild, int trim and final assembly $12,850 call for info. DIrs, 617-783-1800. MA 60 DB4 COUPE, burgundy/black, excellent original CA car, no rust from new, all new brakes, runs and drives superbly $74,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-6579698 CA 64 DB5 COUPE, silver w/blue leather, super original 1-owner example of this ultra desirable car, 72K mi from new $96,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 67 DB6, maroon/blk, auto, lhd, nice car $52,500. 214-351-0218. FAX 214-3510219 TX 67 DB6 VANTAGE, silver w/blue leather, 325 Bhp engine with triple side draft Webers, 5-spd ZF trans, factory a/c $74,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA AUSTINHEALEY 54 100-4, red/blk, chrome wires, 4-spd with o/d, front disc brakes, very nice restoration $25,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. IL 54 100-4 BN-1 ROADSTER, comprehensive ground-up restoration nearing completion, #407, finished in Corona cream w/the finest black leather, cream piping, superb example $37,500. Lou, Lindley Motors, 610-326-8484. PA 56 100M BN2, factory built, excellent condition $47,500. 719-632-5186. CO 58 100-6, 2-seater, very good to excellent condition, both hard and soft tops $17,500. 860-684-3244. CT 59 3000 MK I, rhd, red and white, black leather, 2-seats $19,900. Vintage, 941-3556500. FL 60 3000 MK I, one of the finest Healeys in existence, a concours car with only 14K orig mi, fully documented and a proven winner at many events, special equipped and modified by Donald Healey for its orig owner $44,950. Hyman Ltd., 314-5246000. MO 62 BT-7, Fourintune, concours restoration, OEW/red $39,500 OBO. 610-793-0270. 610-207-2380.PA 65 3000, restored, red $40,000. 800-5276998. WA 66 MK III, incredible 25K miles, original 1 owner car, red w/blk interior $35,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 67 3000 MK HI, Brg, 33K mi, complete frame-off restoration, stainless exhaust, radio, tonneau cover, show winner $37,500. Greg, 903-814-5368. TX BENTLEY 37 4-1/4 DERBY DHC, cream/garnet, garnet hides, extremely rare, Vanden Plas coachbuilt alloy body, frame-off restoration, show winner, 4-spd, wire wheels, driving lights, spotlights, trafficators, tach, clock, tool kit and much more, immaculate, call for details $94,950. 770971-0404 (GA) JAGUAR 48 MARK IV, 3.5 liter, lhd, blk/maroon int, new wide whitewall tires, new brakes, excellent driver, all electrical functions, no rust $16,500. 718-225-1937. NY 49 XK 120, alloy-bodied roadster, very original, never rusty or wrecked, always in CA, 3 owners $60,000. 510-433-0770. CA 52 XK 120 ROADSTER, British racing green w/tan leather int, gorgeous fully restored car w/telescopic rear shock conversion, runs and drives beautifully $49,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 55 XK 140 MC ROADSTER, British rac- ing green w/biscuit leather, Dunlop chrome wire wheels, C-type cylinder head, meticulous restoration by Jaguar specialist, beautiful car $85,000. Automotive Resources, 505-995-9590. NM 59 150S ROADSTER, inquire, other types available also $30,000. Bentley, 337-9844047. LA 64 E-TYPE ROADSTER, Olde English white, red interior, 3.8, all original #'s match, excellent paint and int, drives and handles like new, always stored in heated shop $38,500. Mike Kohler, 877-7296649 toll free. WI 66 XKE ROADSTER, blk/red, restored, many upgrades, not perfect but very nice $45,000 firm. 513-825-5406. OH 67 XKE SERIES II, 4.2 liter, battleship grey with grey. Frame-up restoration, Show stopper condition, call for info. www.progressivemotors.com, 954-7858600. FL 67 XKE SI ROADSTER, matching #'s, red w/tan top and interior, roll bar, profession restoration, rebuilt engine, runs great $43,000. 610-488-9595. PA 68 S11/2 E-TYPE, 4.2 litre, red/biscuit, professional show quality restoration $49,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 69 E-TYPE S II ROADSTER, burgundy/ tan, nice original CA car, tri-carbs, drives very well $29,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 69 XKE COUPE, drives great, engine and transmission recently rebuilt, garage kept by the current owner for 20 yrs, in primer and ready for finish paint $12,000 OBO. 703594-3755. VA 73 XKE ROADSTER, frameoff restoration, red/tan, auto, a/c, wire wheels, show quality $33,800 offers/trades. Stanley, 561-395-6188. FL 74 E-TYPE SIII ROADSTER, silver w/blue leather, 850 Fiero Lane, San Luis Obispo CA 93401 (800) 444-5247 www.xks.com 2fxs ulvfL,ImITK -7 Comprehensive Jaguar Inventory Engine • Brakes • Cooling • Exhaust • Filters Transmission • Electronics • Interior Kits Sheet Metal • Glass • Manuals & Books Clothing • Collectibles • Gift Items • Original Jaguar Parts • Aftermarket Parts • Performance Parts • Over-Night Delivery World-Class Jaguar Catalog 1947 to Current Complete Restoration & Service Jaguar A Specialty ... 40t. 4t,y COEUR ID Nita. =-1:14111..IW September, 2001  TRIUMPH C' 4ilrga r(..‘ 43■ Post-War Sports Cars The Theme Fully staffed, fully prepared to restore to the highest standard - or just a "freshen-up." Competition vintage race cars, daily drivers & concours show level - background and expertise to meet any needs. Nits Unlimited has the factory hardtop, 4-spd, a/c, 17K mi, orig owner for 27years $54,000. 847-392-5047 6-10pm M-F. IL 98 XK8 COUPE, silver/black, loaded, like new condition, 10,000 mi $47,000. James Dawson, 614-354-6605 anytime. OH LOTUS 65 SUPER 7, green/blk, 1500cc, professionally race prepared, roll bar, harnesses, etc, incredible performance $32,500. 310657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 67 ELAN S2 SE CONV, most original, 1owner car, good original paint and interior $15,000. 732-938-5326. NJ 67 ELAN S4 ROADSTER, red/blk, big valve cyl head, Webers, knock-offs, complete older restoration, excellent mechanics and cosmetics throughout $13,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914997-9136 NY 67 ELAN S2 CONVERTIBLE, most original, one owner car, 52K mi, good original paint and interior $15,000. 732-9385326. NJ 69 ELAN S4, nice driver, very original, email pictures available $12,900. 805-3760400. CA 71 ELAN S4 COUPE, new paint, freshly powder coated, Minilites, knock-off wheels w/new tires, great interior $12,500. Paul, 847-299-7521. IL 72 ELAN +2S 130, pearl, white, excellent, restored, Dell'ortos, a/c, Panasports $12,900. 561-595-3000. FL WORLD'S FINEST LOTUS 7 REPLICA BIY Starter Kit. $10,824; S3 Complete Roller. $17,904: Race Version. $16,978 INFORMATION PACKETS AVAILABLE! DEALERS: ALAMANCE MOTOR SPORTS - BAKERACING - MA BRYANT MOTORS CO - MO BRITISH AUTO SHOPPE - IL CARISMA, LLC - ID RIGHT COAST RACING - NY S-3 CORPORATION - OH - FL 2eatri 2eitrecil BIRKIN AMERICA PO Box 120982, Arlington, Texas 76012 PH: 817-461-7431 • FAX: 817-861-5867 e-mail: BirkinAM@aol.com www.birkinamerica.com 61 NC 336-585-1001 413-569-1557 660-826-2700 309-764-9513 208-429-8615 631-329-1200 513-861-1100 SHRADER MOTORSPORTS - OK 405-354-5033 WIRE WHEEL CLASSIC 561-595-3000C

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72 ELAN SPRINT ROADSTER, S4, red/ white, black, excellent original car, needs nothing, professionally maintained over 10 years $19,900. 630-655-3535. IL MG 37 MG TA, nice honest original car, burgundy, side curtains and top, runs well $16,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 47 MG TC, #4131, restored, green/green, good driver $15,000. Kurt, 205-663-0711. AL 49 MG YA SALOON, lhd, maroon/biscuit, one of the finest examples around, older restoration, same owner 26 yrs, many Concours awards $22,000 OBO. 949-6432368. CA 53 MG TD, rare Mark II, red/tan, groundup restoration, Lucas foglights, badge bar, side curtains, tonneau, gorgeous $25,000. 401-841-8511. RI 54 MG TF, Olde English white, tan leather, complete correct restoration, less than 500 miles since restoration $18,500. 228-8327034. MS 55 MG TF, 1500cc, cream/red int, ww, exc cond, always garaged, last owner 30 yrs, looks and runs great, rust-free CA car, needs nothing $19,500. 949-852-8400. CA 56 MGA, roadster, dove gray/red, wires, complete restoration, beautiful $16,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 58 MGA, blk w/red leather, immaculate fully restored CA car, 30K orig mi, looks and drives like new $28,500. 310-6579699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 60 MGA, roadster, 1600, red/blk leather w/red pipe, factory wood wheel, absolutely gorgeous, drive anywhere $19,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 63 MGB, roadster, snowberry white, new red, British top, wire wheels, 5 main bearing engine, restored $9,500. Bob Lynn, 908-685-9070. NJ 69 MGC/GT, 6-cyl, great cond, dark blue ext, blk leather int, call for details $13,000 BO. James, 716-657-6582. NY 73 MGB, roadster, chrome bumpers, bronze, yellow, excellent condition $10,000. Jeff, 847-274-6789. WI ROLLSROYCE 51 SILVER WRAITH DHC, the only Mulliner convertible built on Silver Wraith chassis, 1 of 2 2-passenger convertibles $195,000 trades considered. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 55 SILVER DAWN, Black/tan, new Connolly leather, rhd, just tuned up, cold a/c, runs great, everything works, no rust CA car, 77K mi, 2-owner car $21,900 firm. 818-988-1045. CA 59 SILVER CLOUD, dark blue, red hides, 1 owner from new and essentially original except for repaint and new front hides, 60K mi, always properly maintained and runs beautifully $29,500. 631-537-1868. NY 61 SILVER CLOUD II, blk/tan, 4S, V8, auto, air, same owner for last 14 years, show condition $33,750. 248-548-8911. MI 62 SILVER CLOUD II DHC, blk w/red leather hides, HJ Mulliner, left hand drive, a/c, restored $198,000 OBO. Berliner Classic Motorcars, 954-923-7271. FL 64 CLOUD III, Mulliner Flying Spur, lhd, fact a/c, white w/red leather, 56,490 1owner miles $95,000. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 65 SILVER CLOUD III, lwb, division, rhd, 50K orig mi, audio/TV, VCR, disc (13) player, black, grey hides, a real beauty $49,500 offers. 610-626-4220. 6 10-9091420 cell. PA 65 SILVER CLOUD III, lhd, white w/ parchment, 68K+ mi, fact air, pw, ps, no rust, 1-owner car, runs like new, just service, motor tuned, front bushings & steering ramp replaced, mint cond $36,900. 818-9881045. CA 66 SILVER CLOUD III, HJ Mulliner Flying Spur, shell grey w/grey leather, lhd, factory a/c, 55K+ mi, exceptional 1-off example $123,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954522-9900. FL 71 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, white/beige int, blue canvas top $38,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 76 CORNICHE, pearl white, blue hides, white piping, updated brake lights, bumpers, mirrors, keyless entry, immaculate $35,000. 865-524-3932. TN 76 SILVER SHADOW, white, ready for show or drive, garage kept, blue leather, exc a/c $21,500. 804-784-0011. VA 77 SHADOW II, 24K orig mi, 1-owner, white w/navy blue leather, magnolia piping, 100% orig, as new $34,500. 530-4352627. CA 79 SILVER SHADOW II, 4-dr sedan, excellent condition, must sacrifice $11,000. Jerry, 201-784-0030. NJ TRIUMPH 55 TR2, red/tan, frame-up restoration to correct standards $22,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 58 TFt3, small mouth, white, off-frame restoration, o/d, looks beautiful, wire wheels, mostly stored, runs great $12,500. 858273-1073. CA 61 TR3A, red/tan, restored, o/d, wire wheels $16,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 61 TR3A, blk/red leather, disc wheels, documented body-off restoration, only 40 miles since completed, everything restored or replaced to new condition $19,900. 817939-4419. TX 62 TR3B ROADSTER, blue/blue, 90K mi, 2nd owner $18,950. 816-836-4500. 816229-6500.M0 67 TR4A, new royal blue paint and tan interior, rebuilt engine w/2.2 kit, rebuilt trans, IRS and wire wheels, very nice $15,000. 636-239-6781. MO 71 TR6, original owner, 31K, ground-up professional restoration, new top, new redline Michelins, Primrose yellow, runs and looks better than new $18,500. 791481-1363. CO 73 TR6, a beautiful car in carmine red/blk int, nicely restored w/new top and seat covers, tonneau, boot excellent condition w/strong rebuilt engine, runs and looks great $10,800. 603-763-2787. NH 74 TR6, 27K orig mi, hardtop, o/d, redlines, mimosa yellow $14,000. 847-247-0447. IL 75 TR6, untouched original beauty, only 58K miles, perfect wood dash, beautiful chrome, one repaint in original maple brown, runs great $8,500. 865-690-1120. TN VAUXHALL 49 18-6 Velox Sport Roadster, blk w/orig red leather int, stunning 1-off Swiss built special, all alloy body, tubular frame, 2owners & 2,000 km from new, superb mechanically & cosmetically $48,500. 310657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA• J.J. BEST BANG & Co. SPORTS CAR FINANCING 7.99%* 4-12 YEARTERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • MUSCLE • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965 Fax 1-508-945-6006. 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t  • • ROLLS-ROYCE fa. BENTLEY wire lugs for the strap at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions. This allows the watch to be worn on the inner side of the wrist—enabling the driver to view the time without removing his hands from the steering wheel, much like the other styles of driving watches. Bonhams & Brooks stated that the final hammer price of $41,421 was a world record. Brooks also holds the second-place record, as they The Price of Time by Carl Bomstead Object: Mido Wristwatch with Bugatti Radiator Grille Design —Lot #13I Auction: Bonhams & Brooks, Les Grandes Marques a Monaco, Fontviellie, Monaco, May 21, 2001 Estimate: $19,876-$26,502 Sale price: $41,421, including commission T he Bonhams & Brooks sale at Prince Rainier's Car Collection building, held Monday, May 21st in Monaco, included a relatively small selection of automobilia and nearly 100 vintage wristwatches and timepieces. A 1940s driver's watch—designed to fit on the side of the wrist so the driver can view the time without removing his hands from the wheel—sold at $5,280. The engraved watch that was presented to Scottish racing driver Ron Flockhart by his father, on his 21st birthday, also crossed the block, selling at $3,165. Flockhart, who died when his personal Mustang fighter plane crashed, was a two-time winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The $41,421 record-setting timepiece was the Mido 18-carat gold wristwatch, circa 1920, shaped like the famed Bugatti horseshoe radiator grille. A red enameled medallion bearing the initials "E.B." appears above 12 o'clock. It is stated that fewer than 20 examples of this watch were produced and about ten have survived. They were given to Ettore Bugatti's friends and family with Rene Dreyfus, Louis Chiron and Ettore's son Jean among the known recipients. The Bugatti horseshoe-shaped grille design originated as an extension of Ettore Bugatti's love of animals, particularly horses, and continues to be one of the world's most recognizable automotive symbols. Ettore was often photographed on his horse, Brouillard, and the Bugatti slogan Le pur-sang de automobile continued the thoroughbred theme that originated with his first automotive design, the 1908 Type 10. This Bugatti watch is unique, being the only one known that has the Coming in thei October issue: Market Reports Monterey, California llt RM Auctions i Christie's ebble Beach, California onhams & Brooks Quail Lodge, California September, 2001  Catalog: USA $12.00 Overseas: $15.00 CREATIVE MINIATURE ASSOCIATES, INC. 40 CORBIN AVENUE, UNIT #40-K BAY SHORE, NY 11706, USA 631 667 5423 FAX 631 667 5419 www.creativeminiatureassociates.com Engine detail of our 1:12th 312B F 1 - 63 Bugatti driver's watch earned a record price. sold the Bugatti watch that was presented to Col. W.L. Sorel, the English agent for Bugatti, at their July 1991 London sale for £22,000, which, considering the value of the pound at that time, was not far off from this sale. This is a significant piece of automotive history. That it sold for more than twice the low estimate is yet another indication that, for the best of the best and the rarest of the rare, collectors aren't afraid to open their pocketbooks. And for the Bugatti collector, this was the perfect opportunity to obtain the proper watch to wear while showing your newly restored Type 57 at Pebble Beach.• LARGE SCALE COLLECTOR MODELS OF UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY Limited Editions • Custom Builts • Rare One - Offs  Ltd. edition of 25 super detailed hand built models. Personally autographed by Jacky Ickx! 1:12 Ferrari 312B F-1 1970 Austrian G.P. winner Kits

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PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW UND ANDERE it.MAN Chassis number: WP0JB092465862641 W hen introduced in 1978, marque enthusiasts didn't know what to think of the 928. Like the four-cylinder 924 offered the prior year, the new car was front-engined with a water-cooled power plant. This, then, was the future for Porsche, as the company appeared to have plans to phase out the 911, which even then had been in production for over a dozen years. The press was much more positive about the 928 than long-time Porsche enthusiasts. It was sleek, exotic looking and very fast. The long nose behind the exposed pop-up headlamps held an all-alloy 4.5-liter (273-cid) single overhead camshaft V8, producing 219 bhp in American trim. Despite the use of aluminum panels for the doors, hood and rear hatch, the 928 weighed a less-than-svelte 3,144 pounds. The new Porsche was very refined and quieter than the 911, yet capable of reaching 60 mph in 7.0 seconds and topping out at 138 mph. Although the base price in 1978 was a heady $28,500, that was just the starting point for what was as much a luxury vehicle as it was a closed sports car. Although power-assisted brakes and steering were standard, air conditioning, sunroof and a long list of options added to the tariff. The 928S received a 4.6-liter engine and 234 bhp in 1983. The fivespeed manual was a no-cost option, with the automatic standard. This was in the days when an automatic wasn't even available in the 911, the Sportomatic having died a quiet death in the late '70s. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  By the time the example shown here was built in 1986, it cost $50,000 and sported double overhead cams for each bank of cylinders. Displacement, at just under 5 liters (302 cid) , allowed the power output to climb to 288 bhp. Finished in a lovely burgundy metallic, this automatic 928S has all the standard luxury equipment such as tan leather, air conditioning, electric windows, power steering and power-assisted brakes. It is truly in excellent condition and has covered just 57,000 miles since new. Tune-up/major service Chassis #  Distributor cap  Engine #  Club  Web  Alternatives  This original 928S sold for $12,075, including buyer 's premium at the Bonhams & Brooks auction in Aurora, Illinois, June 9, 2001. The values ofall 928s continue to languish, so I view this distressing price as market correct, perhaps even a bit generous to the seller Unfortunately for owners, 928s are the Rodney Dangerfields of the Porsche world. Even though each 928 has a full complement of statistically significant high performance numbers, most hard-core Porsche 64  enthusiasts won't give 928 owners the time of day. This is due to the completely backwards manner (at least from a Porsche fanatic's perspective) in which the car was designed, with a quiet, torquey watercooled engine in the front. Then there is the rather boring way they handle, with smooth and predictable understeer rather than the excitable hi-finks the 911 is so well loved for They have also been called the Stuttgart Corvette, due to the similar layout, but if you drive any 928 and any Corvette back-to-back, the difference in the feel of the two cars is astounding. The Porsche has a rigid body structure with precise handling, while the Corvette feels much looser, with a body that creaks and groans. $9,000-$12,000 (928S) $750 $45 On horizontal bulkhead under front hood Stamped into alloy engine block near head Porsche Club of America, 5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310 www.pca.org Mercedes 450 SLC, BMW 635 CSi, Corvette C4 coupe, Jaguar XJS coupe, Ferrari Testarossa Repair costs are not trivial with a used 928. Parts are wildly expensive, at times no longer available and topflight factory trained technicians few and far between. I have recently followed a local 928 as it has gone from shop to shop in search of a person who could trouble-shoot a host of fuel injection and electrical gremlins. The car has been out of service for more than six months and the end is nowhere in sight. Cubic dollars could remedy the problems, but more creative methods are required due to the modest value of the car. 1978-92 61,200 (approx.) $50,000 (1986) This is not to say that a fully sorted 928 is unreliable, but unlike the simplicity and rugged design of the 911, the 928 is rather more fussy and the maintenance schedule must be followed carefully. Sadly, I don't see the prices of even well-kept 928s moving upward and can imagine their values behaving more like the unloved Maserati BiTurbo than their close cousin, the 911. There is a lot of performance for the money here, but the lack of upside and the potential forfrightful running costs conspire to make almost any 928 a suspect investment, at best.—Jim Schrager (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market ckaAz eard il/trait.6etr It Buyer's Guide 1986 Porsche 928S Coupe Market Review

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The Porsche Bookshelf uying a used collector car is a daunting process. Each marque has its own language; the Bentley world is full of words like "bespoke coachwork" and "replica VdP tourer"; MG-aficionados mumble about putting their hoods in their boots and decoking cylinder heads; Ferraristi toss off terms such as "export models," "low roof' and "inside-plug." For Porsches, it's no different. In fact, since most collectible Porsches are either of the 356 or the 911 variety, there is a near-bewildering array of slight differences between cars that look very much alike. While there's no mistaking a Maserati Ghibli for a 3500 GT, telling a 1965 911 apart from a 1972 can be quite a challenge for the uninitiated. I get many inquiries from those looking to buy their first 356 or 911, and my advice is always the same: See as many as you can, and read as much as you can. For the observation part, collector car auctions can be a good choice, because you're likely to see a variety of models at one time. Better yet, they're for sale, so you can crawl around them and ask questions without appearing sacrilegious. Porsche car shows are another good choice, and you're likely to see better restorations than at an auction. When it comes to books, over the years I've had a chance to read many, and some are more helpful than others. The following are my picks. Introduction/Picture Books Although there are many titles available in this category, it is important for the new Porsche reader to view and study correct cars. It is the ability to acquire an eye for original and accurate detail that differentiates the casual enthusiast from the true Porschephile, and will also help you avoid buying a car that has incorrect or missing trim. Laurence Meredith's Original 356 is filled with nicely reproduced photos and a fully detailed text. Excellent examples of all the models are presented in full color. Not only are body and interior features shown in good detail, but exceptional photos of the engine compartments are provided as well. Special chapters cover the four-cam Carreras and the "special" (non-Cabriolet) open cars. The data section covers correct colors, specifications, and engine and chassis serial numbers. The companion book, Original 911, by Peter Morgan, does an admirable job of covering the giant variety of 911 cars from 1963 to 1993. This book mirrors the contents of Original 356 and is a well-organized source of excellent photos and data. Although Morgan's text is rather dry, overall the Original 911 is simply the best way to be introduced to this model. Buyer's Guides These are one step beyond the picture book and meant to give prospective buyers less of an overview of the various models, but far more understanding of how to find the right car. These generally have few or no color photos and are not about "authenticity," but more than make up for that with a host of practical tips. For the 911, there is no better book than Peter Zimmermann's The Used 911 Story, now in its sixth edition. This remains the standard of the world as a buyer's guide for the 911. The author is an accomplished September, 2001  Porsche club racer and talented mechanic who for 25 years ran a busy shop in Southern California. Each 911 series from 1963 to 1998 is explored and explained to help you find the right car for your budget and interests. Peter is a good friend; however, I was an avid fan of his books for many years before I met him. I have long been frustrated by the lack of what I considered to be a first-rate, accurate buyer's guide for the 356. So, a couple of years ago (caveat lector), I decided to stop complaining about it and do something. The end result was Buying, Driving and Enjoying the 356, which I wrote (and which was reviewed in the July issue of SCM). It is meant to be an introduction for those who have only admired the 356 from afar. Rather than being a romantic tale of the ecstasy of driving through twisty roads on sunny days, the agony of getting a good car and keeping it sharp is covered in detail. Special Models For the 356, the most usable and collectible special models are the Speedster/Convertible D/Roadster line of open cars. Michel Thirar, in his Porsche Speedster: The Evolution of Porsche 's LightWeight Sports Car, presents a readable and enjoyable study of the lightweight 356 open cars and beyond. There are a host of color photos and many factory archive shots of early cars and prototypes. The author is unusual in that he was a European Speedster owner and brings a personal approach to the subject matter. For the 911, Peter Vann's 911 Turbo is the logical choice. I recently reviewed it here in SCM (May 2001), and I find it to be both visually exciting and very well written. There is thorough coverage of this important and special 911. Deep Background For those wanting more, Dirk-Michael Conradt's book, Porsche 356: Driving in its Purest Form, goes into extensive detail about the background of the early days at Porsche in general and specifically the 356 models. The author had access to original inter-office memos and they make for fascinating reading. No list of useful Porsche books is complete without the inclusion of Bruce Anderson's Porsche 911 Performance Handbook. This is a compendium of almost unfathomable depth about the 911, in stock, modified and full race forms. Bruce has photos of every major (and minor) engine case and internal part, and has extraordinarily detailed discussions of what works best. It's a tremendous storehouse of information, and the Porsche world is the richer for Anderson's willingness to share his knowledge. Going to a few car shows and auctions, reading a couple of the above books and staying tuned to SCM doesn't guarantee that you'll end up with a great car at a cheap price. But that's not really the goal. What you want to know, going in, is which models are the most interesting and least troublesome, how to spot them, how to tell if they are correct and what questions to ask of the seller. At least then you're not blindly buying the first shiny red Porsche you see, only to find out later that the car you paid $10,000 for needs another $10,000 worth of work, and then will only be worth $8,000.• 65

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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. AMPHICAR 64, exceptional original example, 2,885 original miles, excellent 529,950. 323-860-8882. CA 65 all original, 5,500 miles, in heated storage for past 10 yrs, no rust $12,000 OBO 248-738-5596. MI BMW 57 ISETTA, beutiful car, possible delivery, on-line photos, call for information $6,300. 219-845-2856. IN 62 2600L SEDAN, blue/white, 50,000 km, V8, very good original car $19,900. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 70 2800 CS, 93.5K miles, rebuilt engine, always garaged, beautiful $9,500. 503-2461204. OR 73 BAVARIA, NM car, no rust ever, pristine body, excellent mechanically, auto, sunroof, a/c, very original, 2-owners from new $4,450 OBO. 505-294-4596. NM 73 2002 til, beige/brown int, very special 1owner car, always garaged, only 80K mi, manual trans, fact alum wheels, needs minor cosmetics, never wrecked $15,000 OBO. Bob, 307-721-2984. 307-745-7945 eves. WY 73 3.0CS1L, 2275258, turkis/Recaro, restored, needs nothing $15,500 firm. 970-4721391. CO MERCEDESBENZ 37 540K CABRIOLET C, red/tan, rhd, CCCA 1st, correct $350,000. Edward Fallon, 623-465-7246. AZ 54 300S COUPE, an excellent black plate CA car, blk w/red leather, chrome and trim very good, rare sunroof, fitted w/SC engine, Becker Nurburg radio $110,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 5 10-6539754 CA 57 190SL, red w/tan interior, excellent original car, runs and drives very well, very solid, always garaged $18,500. Gullwing, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 58300SL, complete body and rolling chassis, use for racing body, other parts available $45,000 call for details. 405-789-9499 fax/phone. OK 59190SL, silver, 4-spd, matching #'s, new blk leather, all original, Nu-soft top, new leather, 117K, always garaged, both tops, must sell $23,500. 925-939-1418. CA 59 220SE, 2-dr convertible, burgundy rose, beige leather, beige German canvas top, fresh ground-up restoration, every nut and bolt, everything new, engine and 4-spd trans rebuilt, immaculate and ready to show $98,000 OBO. Berlinere Classic Motorcars, 954-923-7271. FL 60 300SL ROADSTER, silver w/red leather int, 69K mi, very clean US car, hard & soft tops, runs and drives well $168,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 60 220SE, convertible, dark red/tan, beautifully restored California show car with recent major service, spectacular and functionally excellent $110,000 Alex Dearborn. photos at www.sportsleichtcom, 978-8876644. MA 60 190SL, silver/blue MBCA Concours winner, restored in and out and underneath $50,000 Alex Dearborn. photos at www.sportsleichtcom, 978-887-6644. MA 63 220SE CONVERTIBLE, cabriolet, auto, a/c, cream ext w/brown top and int, vgc, always garaged $19,500 BO/Trades. 201-656-4081. NJ 65 230SL ROADSTER, red w/blk tops, 4-spd manual trans, Euro model, 89,000 kin, looks and runs great, appraised 4/2001, great investment $18,000 Or reasonable offer. 603-382-9917. NH 65 300SE CONVERTIBLE, silver/navy, 4-spd stick, restored, rust-free CA car $65,000 Alex Dearborn. photos at www.sportsleichtcom, 978-887-6644. MA 66 250SE, blue/black, 4-spd, well preserved original one-owner example, all records from new $30,000 Alex Dearborn. photos at www.sportsleichtcom, 978-8876644. MA 67 230SL, blue w/blk int, auto, 2 tops, a/ c, rust-free, looks and runs excellent, always garaged, $18,000 OBO. 914-664-3905. 914-806-0412.NY 69 280SE CONVERTIBLE, 1-owner, 82K mi, beautiful restoration, new top, liner and paint by Motion Products, tan w/red leather int $36,500 call for details. 262241-1833. WI 70 280SL, champagne, both tops, auto, a/ C, ps, recent valve job, CA car, looks and drives outstanding $19,900. Brian, 619238-1977. CA 71 280SL ROADSTER, dark grey, auto, air, 32K mi, 1-owner $18,900. 63 1-8782911. NY PORSCHE 56 SPEEDSTER, absolutely orig car, red w/tan int, could use minor cosmetics, very solid, same owner for last 20 yrs $42,500. Gullwing, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-5451308 NY 57 SPEEDSTER, great driver, no rust CA car, fresh engine and trans, great rubber, chrome, older paint $45,000. 714-4880506. CA 58 CONVERTIBLE D, very rare roadster, orig silver/red, Cardex, recent cosmetics, CA 2-owner car $49,900. PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. PA 58 356A SUNROOF COUPE, silver/ black, no rust, new engine, trans, brakes, suspension, int, many upgrades $15,500. 609-396-9266. NJ 59 356 ROADSTER, blue/blk int, show restoration done in Germany, US and Germany title $49,000. 310-266-7994. CA 60 CABRIOLET, silver w/blk int and top, rebuilt engine, very nice car $27,000. Jim, 708-387-9934. 708-288-2588.IL 63 356 1600 SUPER COUPE, ruby red/ tan, beautiful new German leather int, no rust, excellent cosmetics $18,800. 303-6684555. CO 63 356B CABRIOLET, blue/black, rebuilt original 1600S, excellent condition, ready to tour $39,000 Alex Dearborn. photos at www.sportsleicht.com , 978887-6644. MA 63 356B COUPE, black/red, incredible survivor, in Porsche dealer's collection since new, excellent throughout $28,000 Alex Dearborn. photos at www.sportsleicht.com, 978-887-6644. MA 64 2000 GS CARRERA, coupe, red/tan leather, lovely restoration on Euro spec Carrera, in CA since late 60's, black plate, orig motor, gas heater, 70 litre fuel tank $125,000. Bob Campbell, 661-755-6293. CA 67 911S COUPE, polo red/blk leather, nice restoration, rust free, #'s match $16,900. 310-266-7994. CA 69911S COUPE, ex-factory car, every factory option, no rust ever, recent mechanical, excellent street use example, irreplaceable $30,000. 303-988-0250. CO 70 911E TARGA, 101K mi, 2-owner, blk/ tan, 5-spd, receipts since '71, well preserved, clean $15,700. 303-668-4555. CO 73 911 COUPE, nice orig, refurbished engine, gold w/blk int, extremely solid, Fuchs style wheels, new radials $8,500. 865-690-1120. TN 73 911S TARGA, silver, houndstooth, very original car, much loved, 115K original $21,000. David, 303-399-0007. 303388-6050.CO 99 996, red/beige, 6-speed, 18" wheels, ABD traction control, HI-Fl radio, 1,300 mi Tony, 330-856-5863. OH VOLKSWAGEN 58 KARMANN GHIA, convertible, restored, 80% original, 1600 engine, black leather interior, not an original pan, everything else is stock, 12v conversion $18,500 OBO. 949-240-3229. CA• Exclusively 280SLs Low mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. 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elttirsdMs' T Combined with an A-bracket to locate the rear axle (Colin found one part that could do the work of three), this made up the new Series 2. Probably the first Seven that was seen Stateside, it became a huge seller by Lotus standards. The new models were called the Seven 1957-68 Locus Seven S1 and S2 he dual-purpose road/race car that could be built from a kit of parts pretty much characterizes the early efforts by Colin Chapman and Lotus. The concept came more clearly into focus with the Six, but after more than 100 cars, the swing-axle front suspension became antiquated and the bodywork expensive to fabricate. To rescue the situation, companies like Caterham and Westfield build updated versions of the Seven, with longer cockpits and kidney-friendly springing. Remarkably, prices for the new cars are higher than the value of some originals, showing the appeal of the idea of the Seven versus the appeal of actually owning and driving an original car. Today, they are weekend cars for smooth roads or ultracompetitive vintage racers. That's pretty much where they began and probably where they belong. stiff springing, lack of creature comforts and aging enthusiast base has caused them to lose some appeal. As for value, nicely done Sevens, with all the right upgrades, will continue to trade in the $1 8,0 0 0-$2 5,0 0 0 range for the foreseeable future.—Michael Duffey• Compared to the Lotus Six, the Seven was a simplified, modernized and productionized club racer that set new standards in appearance and performance. Still roadable and sold in kit form to the enthusiast on a budget, the Seven introduced a generation of young enthusiasts to their first serious sports car that was also able to win races on the weekends. The Sls were normally available with either the side-valve Ford 100E (1172 cc) or the BMC A Series (948 cc), though a few were fitted with Climax 1100s and called "Super" or "7C." With the Series 2, Chapman wanted to simplify the car, making it cheaper to build and even more affordable. The SI's alloy nose and fenders were changed to fiberglass and a few frame tubes were deleted. Lotus 7 with most parts still attached. America (BMC power), Seven and Super Seven; the last two being powered by the latest Ford engine (10 0 0 cc, 1340 cc, 1500 cc or 1600 cc) with the Super getting a Cosworth cam and twin Weber carbs. The lighter chassis, more horsepower and Triumph rear axle made the Series 2 more trouble prone than a Series 1. Today, it is common to see strengthened chassis and reinforced rear-axle casings even on unrestored cars. Though mechanically simple and reliable, all Sevens are lightly built. Parts breakage and outright disappearance of parts due to vibration are all part of the Seven experience. Though it was one of the quickest small-bore cars on the road for decades, its Number produced  Original price  Years produced  SCM Price Guide  Si (BMC or Ford powered): $2,500-$3,000; S2 (BMC): $3,000, S2 (Ford): $3,500-$5,000 Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Ford: Left side of engine block; BMC: top of engine block at front Alloy data plate riveted near steering column Web site www.lotuscarclub.org Alternatives ....Caterham Seven, Westfield Seven, taking a shower while dressed Lotus Club, Box L, College Park, MD 20741 Sl: 1957-59; S2: 1960-68 SI: 251; S2: 1,362 Si: $22,000-$28,000; S2: $17,000-$23,000 $200-$300 $20 As the only collector-car insurer licensed in all 50 states, Grundy is with you wherever you are and wherever you go. Grundy's complete coverage is tailored to meet your needs and always includes agreed value, unlimited mileage for touring and pleasure driving, no model year limitations and the highest liability limits. Only Grundy provides collector-car coverage so complete, it's even geographical. 400 Horsham Road • P.O. Box 1957 • Horsham, PA 19044 www.grundy.com September, 2001  Worldwide Collector Car Insurance 1-800-338-4005 67

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*** Ill,8-tritaa.m. alma, From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber *. 1952 Muntz Road Jet Convertible Chassis number: 52M230 arl "Madman" Muntz is the type of all-American character that we would have to create had he not already existed. In a career that lasted more than six decades, Madman Muntz made and lost many fortunes, in a bewildering variety of businesses. A few highlights of Muntz's entrepreneurial endeavors include numerous used-car operations, both in his hometown of Elgin, Illinois, and in the Los Angles area; new car Chrysler-Plymouth and later Kaiser-Frasier dealer; television manufacturer, air conditioning manufacturer; all-aluminum house builder; motorcycle and motor home rentals; motorhome builder ("Muntz's Mobile Mansions"); 4-track, ("Stereo Pac") 8-track and cassette player builder and distributor; satellite dish manufacturer and distributor; wide-screen television builder; videocassette machine distributor and early cell phone promoter. Plus automobile manufacturer. Earl W. Muntz was born in 1915 and died in 1987. He was married seven times, had a daughter named Tee-Vee (she preferred "Tina") and lived in a house above the West Hollywood hills in which everything, including the pool table, was painted or upholstered in white. At one time he dated comedian/actress Phyllis Diller. E a real, live American sports car and turned it into an odd-looking boulevardier. Think steel-bodied Cobra with room for the kids in the back seat and a hopelessly out-of-date motor. In the early 1950s, Muntz developed a television set that retailed for a then unbelievably-low $99.95, when competitors' sets cost three and four times as much. His tuners contained just two IF stages when three or four were considered necessary by other TV manufactures. Old-time electrical engineers still refer to cheapening a product as "Muntzing" it. By 1953, Muntz television sets were the fourth largest seller in the US, and sales reached a reported $55 million. It was against this backdrop that Earl Muntz decided to become an automobile manufacturer. Frank Kurtis was a well-known builder of Indianapolis and Championship style race cars as well as "Specials," which were built on a limited basis. Muntz bought a Buick-powered special from Kurtis, and consequently became intrigued by an ongoing Kurtis project for creating a more mass-production oriented car with flathead Ford V8 power and an aluminum body. Muntz bought the rights and tooling (reportedly for $200,000) for the Kurtis car after just 38 were completed. Thus the Muntz Road Jet was born. Muntz added 13 inches to the frame of the Kurtis, taking the Years produced  Number produced Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis # Engine #  Club  Alternatives Right front frame member; under right front door jamb Right side of crankcase, above water pump (Cadillac engine) Muntz-Kurtis Car Club, Box 12, 1719 Grove St., Glenview, IL 60025 Chrysler Dual Ghia, Ford Thunderbird 100-inch wheelbase to 113 inches. The flathead gave way to a Cadillac 331-cubic-inch V8 with 160 brake horsepower. Aback seat was added and the production at the former Kurtis plant in Glendale, California, was underway. Major changes were not far behind, as the Muntz factory was quickly moved to a plant in Evanston, Illinois, after a reported 28 cars were built. The Jet was stretched an additional three inches, the aluminum body gave way to steel, and the Cadillac powerplant was changed to a Lincoln flathead V8 modified with solid lifters. Muntz had taken 68  All Muntz Jets were built with a removable "Carson" top; no soft top was offered. The Jet came with factory-installed seat belts and a padded dash. Instrumentation included a fuel pressure and vacuum pressure gauge, as well as a tach and speedometer. A GM Hydra-Matic transmission was standard; a manual Borg-Warner unit with overdrive was an option. The very last Muntz Jets had fiberglass fenders for weight savings and a Lincoln overhead-valve V8. Muntz claimed that he lost $1,000 on every Jet he built. Production ended in 1954 after fewer than 400 units (estimates are in the 300 to 394 range) were built. Three Muntz Jets have been reported sold at auction so far this year The first was sold at Barrett-Jackson's January event for $74,520, and the second sold at the Kruse/ eBay Spring Auburn sale for a reported $41,000. The car pictured here sold for $52,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Petersen Museum sale. The first car was near-#1 while the latter two were in condition #2-. Many Muntz Jets are non-restored cars in #5 or #6 condition, and can be foundfor as little as $4,000 or $5,000. At $40,000 to $50,000, Jets are selling for about the cost of a full restoration. If the values of decent cars stay strong, expect to see more garage finds being restored That's the way the market works. 1950-54 approx. 350 $4,936 N/A $150 $20 The Muntz Road Jet is just a whimsical footnote in automobile history. Orphan cars and limited-production cars are always a roll of the dice when it comes to value and continuing collector interest. For many of a certain age, Earl "Madman" Muntz represents a more innocent time and place, and a part of a lost past, whether real or imagined For the new owner of this car an SCM subscriber and concours organizer, a trip down his personal memory lane behind the wheel of his Muntz is now his for about the price of a Lincoln Navigator In our opinion, that's afair price to pay to make a fantasy come to life.—Dave Kinney• Sports Car Market

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_ American Cars For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. CADILLAC 56 CONVERTIBLE, pink, 33K orig mi, new paint and chrome, ground-up started, needs to be finished, 85% complete and extra parts included, garage kept $18,500. Skip, 908-486-1347. NJ 59 ELDORADO, convertible, 32k orig ml, unrestored orig car, looks, drives excellent, full power, buy the best, a must see correct car $85,000. Memory Lane, 201-457-7900. NJ CAMARO 67 RS, fully restored, receipts, white/blk, 327/350, stick, hot motor, 1-owner since 1972, fast as new $14,900. PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. PA 68 CONVERTIBLE, matching #'s 327, 4-spd trans and tilt wheel and fold-down rear seat, red w/white convertible top, beautiful solid car, runs excellent $14,900. 918-251-9629. OK 69 SS RS pace car convertible, fantastic, great documentation, original invoice, Protect-o-plate, stunning white, orange stripe, houndstooth, spoilers, orig 350/300 hp engine, auto, recent full maintenance $33,950. Fraser Dante, 770-641-8354. GA CHEVROLET 55 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE, original colors, new paint, red and white, no lead, no plastic, 265 auto, ps, pb, all stock, immaculate condition $42,000. 208-6675168. ID You Write, We Read, continued from page 12 Dear SCM: I have a request that the engine size/horsepower ratings be provided. I read every auction report, as well as every word in your publication each month, and it frustrates me to not know what I am looking at. 55 NOMAD, same owner 30+ years, restored 10 years ago, 350 4-spd, 12-bolt, a/ c, power disc on front, urethane blue met bottom, pearl white top, orig blue/white type interior, Corvette Rallyes, all chrome, very drivable $35,000. 770-725-7701. GA 67 IMPALA SS, convertible, 327, auto, ps, p top, AM-FM, bolero red, red int, #'s match, 74K mi, rust-free AL car, protect-o-plate, a rare car $14,500. 508-644-2438. MA CORVETTE 55 pennant blue, tan top, tan seats and interior, Ken Heckert paint, 3 owners since '62, immaculate $52,500. 717-848-3300. PA 60 convertible, roman red, white coves, red int, white soft top, 230 hp, auto, rare factory electric top, Wonderbar radio, new paint $49,500 OBO. Berliner Classic Motorcars, 954-923-7271. FL 62 original 53K mi 340 hp 4-spd car, red w/white top and ww $55,000. 3 15-4464449. NY 63 spit window fuelie, #'s match, 327-260, 4-spd, knock-offs, white/blk, stainless exhaust, strong car, very correct $42,500. 603-267-8676. NH 63 ROADSTER, 327, 4-spd, red/red, 40K miles, 1-owner $35,950. 816-836-4500. 816-229-6500.M0 65 COUPE, 375 hp, fuel injected, original drivetrain, very interesting history, beautiful $79,900 call for info. 724-872-7943. PA I know that most cars came with a variety of motor/transmission options. I would enjoy knowing whether a Corvette had a 327/350 hp or a 427/435 hp as well as whether it had an auto or 4 speed. What do you think?—Bob Wright, via e-mail Robert, your suggestions are well taken. In fact, in the eCarCentral/ SCM auction archives, we have slots for all of that data. However, when we recently tried to add shifter position, engine size, horsepower, seats, etc. to our printed auction reports, we got many complaints that the sheer amount of the data was destroying the "reading quality" of the presentation. Further, our auction reporters often can't discern what the displacement/horsepower of a car is, unless it is clearly stated on the car card (and even those can be hopelessly inaccurate). But we'll push forward on this, as the data is important.—ED. Dear SCM: I have just read Mr. Leventhal's article "Even Dealers September, 2001 Get Stung" (May 2001, page 28) about a Ferrari 308 that has a salvage title. This whole article gave the impression that buying any car that has ever had a salvage title is akin to catching the black plague. My question is, if a car has been properly repaired and cared for since being returned to service, why should the salvage title make a person run from the physically good car of his (or her) dreams? 67 ROADSTER, 427-435, 4-spd, #'s match, factory side exhaust, black vinyl hardtop, red leather and stinger, headrests, posi, tinted glass, frame-off, impeccable $76,000 OBO. 678-513-7511. GA DODGE 67 HEM! R/T CONVERTIBLE, 1 of 3 produced, 4-spd, buckets, 3.54 Dana, ps, disc brakes, dark green, white top and interior, museum quality restoration on 25K miles car, certicard, documented $125,000 trades? 520-298-7989. AZ MERCURY 41 CONVERTIBLE, older restoration, silver blue w/red leather, radio, heater, Columbia, Fenton headers on original flathead, V8, runs and drives perfect, needs nothing $31,000. 425-353-6543. WA 69 ELIMINATOR, 390, an original bright yellow Eliminator, ps, disc brakes, blk int, console, auto, total rotisserie restoration $17,500. 570-639-5431. PA OLDS 59 98 2-DR HOLIDAY, coupe, hard to find especially in this condition, magnificent rust-free Southwest show car, beautiful in every detail $18,950. 480-905-3707. AZ 64 98 CONVERTIBLE, cream w/exc orig green leather int, white top, 394 V8, 66K orig mi, a/c, tilt, pw, p seat, p top, runs exc $10,400. 323-251-1100. CA PLYMOUTH 63 FURY, 2-door hardtop, red ext/int, solid One reason salvage titles are issued is because insurance companies decide the cost to repair a car is more than a certain percentage of the value of a car. The one problem with that theory is that the values of cars change all the time. For example: A person has full coverage on a Lancia Scorpion (it can happen!). The value on the car is $3,200. The car gets lightly hit in a parking lot, bending the driver's fender, breaking the headlight bucket and various bits of trim. The rarity of the parts makes them costly. Then you add the cost of the body man and paint. The insurance company says no, we won't fix it because the cost to do so is more than 50% of the value of the car. They then salvage the car and a Lancia fanatic who has the parts lying around his body shop buys the car at auction for $200 (it can happen!). Bam, instant salvage title. The repairs are done by a qualified serviceman. Does this make it a bad car physically? No. But because an insurance guy—probably not a car guy anyway—decided not to fix it, the rest of the world is led to believe this car is now four cars spot-welded together by some hack mechanic in his back yard and is a danger to society. This scenario works with other cars at varying levels of costs. So, with a salvage title, you get to enjoy the car of your dreams for thousands less, sometimes for half the "collector" (market?) prices and the car is just as good as any other. And since you don't care what the future resale value will be because you bought it so cheap you can actually drive and enjoy the car unlike the odometer-watching collectors (enthusiasts?). Of course if the value does go up you still get those benefits, but of course you won't get full value. Good for the next guy who wants to drive instead of watch. —K. C., via e-mail Dear SCM: I rely on you to be impartial, but just because you happen to like BMW M 1 s should not mean you should ignore the signals from the marketplace. You gave the two M Is that did not sell at Amelia Island (May SCM, page 42) condition 1 and 1- ratings and the bids went to $75k and $60k respectively. To me, that implies that the market for Mls should be less than $60k but your quarterly price guide (based on condition 2+, you say) indicates $75k-$90k. Furthermore, you said the $75k car "should have brought near the high estimate of $80k" and stated in the $60k car comments that "MI s are probably the most underappreciated German supercar and high bid reflected this situation." These two comments seem to contradict each other, especially since they were both rated almost the same condition.—Michael P, via e-mail Michael, Mls will always have a narrow market globally, and even more narrow in the US, where owners have to choose between EPA legality (read that as "slow as a slug") or often unregisterable, unsmogged, fast as a scalded cat. As the collector car market tightens up, second tier cars like the MI will suffer first. We still believe that our $75k - $90k range is correct, when proper cars are placed in front of an appreciative audience. However; those numbers may be due for an adjustment in the near future.—ED.• Erratum The following photo should have accompanied Lot #6, Elton John's 1987 Ferrari Testarossa, on page 46 of the August issue. orig car, 440 motor and orig 361 motor, everything like new $18,000. Clyde, 610948-5398. PA 68 HEMI ROADRUNNER, 30K mi, 426, 4-spd, posi, a survivor $50,000. Classical, 800-453-7955. CO PONTIAC 56 STARCHIEF CONV, still has original V8 auto, no rust in any floor area, good, straight southern Oregon sheetmetal, needs total restoration but complete, neat options, p seat, pw, Wonderbar radio $12,500. 503-647-5277. 503-7036601.0R 62 CATALINA, Super Duty, alum front end and bumpers, 8-lug wheels, PHS documented, black w/tri-tone blue Venture bucket seat interior $79,000. 714-3254490 days or. 714-418-0167 eves. CA SHELBY 67 GT 500, original paint Brittany blue, fresh drivetrain, 64K orig mi, auto, 1-owner 18 yrs, inboards, 5 Mag Stars, very, very original & solid bit needs repaint $34,000 OBO. 727-398-6008. FL 68 GT 500 CONVERTIBLE, red/blk, white top, rebuilt drivetrain, solid, needs cosmetics, new interior w/car, 70K mi, ps, pdb, auto $49,900 OBO. 918-744-6767. OK 69 CT 500, concotus frame-off restoration, grabber orange, blk int, auto, 1 of the finest in the world $75,000. Pat, 615-646-9906. TN• 69

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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/421- 6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. email: info@barrett-jackson.com Bonhams and Brooks. 415/391-4000, fax 415/391-4040. 500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. 44207-228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 310/3855875. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584-7444, fax 44-207-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/ 568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. Dan Kruse Classic Car Productions. 210/495-4777. 11202 Disco Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Kensington Motor Group Inc. 631/ 537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com Monterey Classic Car Auction. 800/ 211-4371. P.O. Box 1889, 601 Capitol Ave., Vallejo, CA 94590. Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www.classic-carauction.com Poulain Le Fur. 33-01 58 05 0607, fax 33-01 45 72 07 77. Conunissaire Priseur, Palais des Congres de Paris, 2, place de la Porte Maillot, no 48, 75853 Paris Cedex 17. e-mail: automobile@poulainlefur.com. www.poulainlefur.com RM Classic Car Auctions. 519/352- 4575, fax 519/351-1337. 825 Park Ave. West, Chatham, Ontario, Canada N7M 5J6. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ spokane.net; www.silverauctions.com Spectrum Auction Company. 818/225- 8828, 760/323-1057, 805/966-6940, fax 818/225-8848. 23291 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spect rwnauctions.com APPRAISALS Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal Service. 415/567-1087, fax 415/567-1245. In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all US banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802/362-4719; fax 802/ 362-3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. e-mail: dbrownell@ sprynet.com Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/ 658-2714. Automotive consultant/appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40 plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. (CT) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 6531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles 70  of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: we negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisals@cosmopolitanmotors.com USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). e-mail: dhkinney@us appraisal.com ; web: www.usappraisal. corn (VA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/332- 8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. baba@sfgate.com ; www.bestyel low. com/c lass ic/index. htm Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848-2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. www.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." Classic Car Research. 248/557-2880. Fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jmkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com . Harry Newton. 310/280-3513. Fax 310/ 822-1360, e-mail harryanewton@msn.com . Value appraisals-50+ years experience. Noted automotive historian and journalist. Meticulous research, thorough inspections, up-to-date market knowledge. Clients include major collectors, insurance companies, dealers, estates, attomeys, individual buyers and sellers. Will travel anywhere. r 'TOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Safety accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-alloy knock-off hammers; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791. BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmopolitanmotors.com. Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754. Large selection of exotic street & race cars. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark Hyman, 314/524-6000, fax 314/524-0340. Specializing in buying and selling European sports cars. Over 80 in stock. We buy single cars or complete collections, any condition, any location. Quick action. Call today for the straight scoop on the market. (MO) Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3512, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and racing cars. Large extensive poster inventory. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. e-mail: info@grandprixclassics.com; www.grand prixclassics.com. (CA) Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com www.historicalcars.com We Buy—We Sell—We Find. Europe/US/Asia/Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time—Any place—Any where. www.historicalcars.com. COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best Banc & Company. 1-800USA-1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 7.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. wwvv.jjbest.com COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE American Collector Car Insurance. 800/360-2277. Get the "Agreed Value" coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us on-line at www.American CollectorsIns.com for an instant rate quote, or call 800/360-2277. Insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Available in all states except AK, HI, SC and WY. We look forward to serving you Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 800/ 922-4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203/267- 7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase Plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Plan allows you the Flexibility of Financing with the Tax Advantages of Leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT & EPA, air/ocean, loading & unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info@cosdel. corn; web site: http://www.cosdel.com Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, Barrett-Jackson, Chicago Histories, etc. 26 years of experience, insured, dependable. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast to coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercity lines.com (MA) TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 5 18/2364549. Personalized auto transport service—door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24 hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured, I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check delivery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717/ 859-1585 Talk to me anytime. Thank you. RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Direc- tory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/224- 8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. Creative Workshop. 954/920-3303, fax 954/920-9950. 118 NW Hill St., Dania, FL 33004. 1st Place Results. Antique, exotic and vintage race car restorations our specialty! Quality at realistic rates. Over 25 years experience. No job too small. Brochure available. www.restoreautomobiles.com VINTAGE EVENTS Cannonball Baker Classic. Contact West: Martin Swig 415/561-8401, fax 415/ 561-8422. New York City to San Francisco, California, October 1, 2001. The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/ 926-1815. ALFA ROMEO Parts Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/ 956-5160. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 6644 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91201. Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525- 9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Centerline. 303/447-0239, fax 303/4470257. Restoration and replacement parts, Giulietta through 164. Free catalog. www. centerlinealfa.com . 4435, 804/973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, PO Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- International Auto Parts. 800/788- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Performance Motoring Associates 831/ 338-9703. Fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and 20 time SCCA racing champion, Al Leake, has accumulated over 30 years experience and racing knowledge to compliment his new restoration shop in Boulder Creek, CA. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. PMA has an extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. Light weight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available at PMA Racing. e-mail Alleake@aol.com 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006.(CA) Sports Car Market

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The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/638- 7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat & Lancia parts on the east coast. Decades of experience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, http:/www. di fatta . com consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. Jaguar Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/ 807-1946. THE US Source for Original Upholstery Materials, Original Rubber Mats & Gaskets, and Original, New European Taillights, Headlights, Grilles and Door Panels for Most Italian Cars ('47-'78). Additional Distributors Wanted. (TX) Repairs / Restoration Britalia, Ltd. 510/548-0240, 2210 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. We are SPICA and Bosch fuel-injection specialists with 25 years experience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. parts. Buy & sell used cars. Former dealer and distributor. (NY) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/ CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., R11.#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/ Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concourse, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. http://www.jnca.com MGA Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. Italian Performance/GTV City. Don, 650/508-8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair & restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. Dan Sommers' Veloce Motors. 503/ 274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati & Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. ENGLISH British Car magazine. 800/520-8292. The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. One year (six issues) is $22.95. Repairs / Restorations / Race Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/fax 503/254-4012, 4815 NE 97th, Portland, OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to a very high standard. Also prep cars for vintage racing and rallying. Jags, TRs, MGs, Healeys, Morgans, Lotus and oddball orphans like Riley and Singer welcomed. Call Peter or Sue Price. International Motor Car Repair, Inc. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained Rolls-Royce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pickup and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. AC JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643- 3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin - Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHHealey CUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our web site: www.healey.org Aston Martin Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/ 851-7866, fax 918/438-7866. 15300 E. Pine St. Tulsa, OK 74116. Built to order. Exterior color, interior color and material, drive-line, wheels, tires, brakes, all your choice. Order your MGA today. Offered by Mirage Motorcars LLC. Rolls - Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Royce/Bentley FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service & Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest & most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New & used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650- 2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari & other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing in Italian car parts and pre-war car parts. 25 years experience in fmding all kinds of parts. Lots of spare parts in stock. Look on my Internet site: www.italparts.com . If you don't find the part there, send us an e-mail: info@italparts.com. Buy Italian engines/parts/cars of pre-war period and '50s and early '60s. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maserads & Lamborghinis. 310/274-7440, fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@ aol.com If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535- 9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada (ON) Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/635- 3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/ 843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/ September, 2001  Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/ 454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. By appointment only, please. www.symbolicmotors.com GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/ 546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Sales, service and concourswinning restorations of Ferrari. Always a wide range of quality cars in stock for sale. Friendly, top notch service at reasonable rates. Always in the market to purchase interesting Ferraris in any condition. Nastasi Racing Car Corp. 718/706- 7400, fax 718/706-8135. 27-19, 44th Dr. L.I.C. NY 11101. Expert service on all exotics. Specializing in Lambo service and Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax949/ 646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus—call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my thousand-plus car data base to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949/ 366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s, and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. GERMAN Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. 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New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $35/yr. www.mbca.org Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424- 1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs in stock for sale in any price range from above average drivers to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our inventory and are aggressively looking to buy top quality 280SLs. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www. tonylabel la. com Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111, fax 505/838-1222. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, PO Box 567, Socorro, NM 87801. Find the Porsche you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches for sale in every issue. 1 year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/Mex $65, overseas $100). phil@ pmletter.com; www.pmletter.com 356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $25 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants. Porsche Porsche 356 used parts, 717/865-6661, fax 717/865-7172. Mechanical and body parts, we ship worldwide. 12 Park Drive, Grantville, PA 17028. E-mail; autopart@ sunlink.net . Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two National Conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. • AMERICAN Shelby Get Listed as a Resource Call 503/261-7127 Sell your classic car in Sports Car Market for as little as $15 per month. See page 72 for details. 71 Display Ad Index Alfa Ricambi  Autosport Designs, Inc.  Birkin America  Blackhawk  Bonhams & Brooks  Brian D. 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%VV.'%%Mee SCM MAR T REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS ASTON MARTIN Market Reports continued from page 54 "star car" billing, condition disappointed. Beatle provenance did not impress AMOC members. As presented, probably not worth more than $30,000. #190-1969 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk I Coupe. S/N DB6/4033/R. Dubonnet rosso metallic/beige. RHD. PS, 5-speed manual ZF gearbox. Apart from bubbling driver's side Fl driver Innes Ireland. Early example of DBS V8 with 5-speed manual shift. Last restored in 1987, but looking to be in need of a refurb. Poor paint, brightwork and interior. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $11,280. External condition put punters off—and what was it really like behind the sills and inside the box sections? This was a shame, as it did have manual gearshift and Innes Ireland provenance. windshield pillar, good paint and brightwork. Much sat-upon and cracked seat leather. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $29,610. No bidder apparent. That's one of the risks of having so many of the same marque at a single auction. Just how many DB6 buyers are there at any one time? #188A-1970 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk II Coupe. S/N DB6MK2F1/4166/R. Peacock Blue metallic/dark Peacock Blue. RHD. Odo: 58,825 miles. Factory converted from cosmetically restored in recent years. Fresh mechanical overhaul. Okay-ish paint and brightwork. Dull and used seats. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $17,625. Not bad looking, though at $20,000, over-reserved. #181-1973 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Coupe. S/N AM6063RA. British Racing Green/tan. RHD. Odo: 82,999 miles. Brico fuel injection to triple Webers. Stonechipped, old, though still serviceable paint. Chipped door edge. Original interior all sound. Altogether tired looking, but mileage genuine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,430. Honest old thing. Liked Webers, but a shame about the auto tranny. Buyer met reserve, which was what it was worth. #187-1970 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Mk H VANTAGE-SPEC Coupe. S/N DB6/MK2/ 4201/R. Chichester Blue/beige. RHD. - #169-1971 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 Coupe. S/N DBSV8/10185/R. Jamaica Blue/ blue. RHD. Odo: 48,539 miles. Externally brightwork. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $35,250. Great condition, with good history, but over-reserved by owner Probably worth the amount bid, and no more. #192-1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 S V Coupe. S/N V8/11960/RCAS. Dark blue/magnolia. RHD. Odo: 9,598 miles. Clean paint and engine bay. Gobs of glue on rear window comer. Original interior much sat-in. Harvey Bailey handling kit. Bills total more than $90,000. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $24,675. Well sorted with impressive history file, it deservedly made $3,000 over the top estimate. #193-1982 ASTON MARTIN DBR4/250 Fl Racer. SiN DBR4/2. Unpainted. 1959 front-engined Aston Fl replicated in 1982. Well-presented project. Much restored, but almost totally dismantled. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $79,665. Nobody could have been sure what this pile of goodies was really worth—hence wide estimate ($85k-$110k). Buyer'5' underguide-price bid plus premium established value. #159-1982 ASTON MARTIN V8 Coupe. S/N V8/SOR/12339. Buckingham Green metallic/beige with green piping. RHD. Odo: 38,542 miles. Reasonably good paint chipped Very average paint with bubbling beginning to appear at bottom of windshield pillars. Chrome poor. Grubby interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,323. Just under the hopedfor minimum was accepted, which was slightly more than enough. #163-1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE Coupe. S/N V8V0R12047. Silver metallic/black. RHD. Odo: 16,103 miles. Total mileage 38,000. McAlpine family ownership from new until 2000, and therefore likely to have been pampered. Fresh, well-executed paint with only very minor scratches to 96,232 miles. Webasto sunroof. Orange peel paint, rubbed through by sunroof shutting. Cracked, aged sealing rubbers. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $28,200. At $45,000, overreserved for condition. With 5-speed manual ZF box, worth $32,000-ish. #189-1970 ASTON MARTIN DBS V8 Coupe. S/N DBSV8/10005/R. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 54,199 miles. First owned by late September, 2001  73 and touched-in. Front fender chrome poor. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $32,430. Over-reserved and unsold. Much less was probably offered by someone with a paddle, then the always-eager chandelier took up the cause. #179-1984 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA 4-SEATER Sports Sedan. S/N SCFDL1S2ETR1336. Cumberland Gray/ green curtains. RHD. Odo: 25,000 miles.

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SCM MARKET REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS ASTON MARTIN ....... 111.%%%11. Automatic, A/C. Saudi royal provenance. All original, but cosmetically generally disappointing. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $18,330. Nice history, shame about condition. Actually worth $20,000 tops. #182-1984 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA 4-SEATER Sports Sedan. SN SCFDL011546TR13. Cheltenham Beige/ parchment. RHD. Odo: 20,000 miles. Automatic. SCFCV81C6HTL155. Dover White/burgundy and cream hiding. LHD. Odo: 59,125 miles. Very well repainted. Chipped and scuffed driver's side rear fender. Good interior. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,538. Despite wedding hue, this Aston very nearly raised a discounted showroom price. #183-1989 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE Z Convertible. Body by Zagato. S/N SCFCV81ZJTR3001. Porsche White/gray. Gray top. RHD. Odo: 2,827 miles. All original, Odo: 6,928 miles. Sony face-off stereo/CD system. Direct from late King Hussein of Jordan ownership. Nearly new paint, trim and wheels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $102,930. Great condition, great provenance, strong money #185-1997 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VOLANTE Convertible. First owned by Saudi prince. Obviously repainted, including bumpers in black. Good service history by works and leading specialist. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $23,836. Good cosmetic order Correctly guide-priced and valued by buyer #156-1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N 200017. Javelin Gray/black. RHD. Odo: 10,916 miles. very low mileage, still as new. Desirable 5-speed manual shift. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $67,680. Nice car in great condition. Color combo was against it here. #155-1990 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE Coupe. S/N LBRO019. Salisbury Blue metallic/ magnolia with black piping. R1-[D. Odo: 20,000 miles. Good paint with only very minor stone paint and interior. Non-factory alloys well pitted. CD stack. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $70,359. About right, price-wise. #154-1997 ASTON MARTIN DB7 VOLANTE Convertible. Original paint, though bubbling on tail tips of hood. Milky windshield comer. Still perfect interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $95,175. Auctioneer 's estimate, vendor 's expectations and buyer 's value all coincided precisely #158A-1988 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE VOLANTE Convertible. SCFCV81VTR15703. Red/tan with red piping. RHD. Odo: 8,105 miles. Low mileage and S/N SCFAA3113VK2015. Cannock Black/magnolia with charcoal piping. RHD. Odo: 43,266 miles. Scuffed driver's side near fender. chips. Smart interior. Desirable 5-speed manual shift. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $39,480. Wellenough presented and with fully charted service history at Works Service, as well as good marque specialists. Surprisingly, insufficient amount was bid. Several base-spec Vantages for sale now, so probably $35,000 would be enough. #176-1991 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE 63 Coupe. S/N SCFCAM1S9MBR501. Gray/ gray with burgundy piping. RHD. Odo: 8,195 Scratched trunk lip. Used-looking split rims. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $57,810. Not nice enough to make the $67,500 required #191-1998 ASTON MARTIN V8 Coupe. still original. Slightly grubby front seats and door trim. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $56,400. Should have sold in a non-Aston sale for this or perhaps a shade less. Probably too flashy for tweedy purists here. #167-1988 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE  Convertible.  S/N miles. Uprated to 6.3 specs by works in 1991 at cost of $92,355. 1993 interior retro-fitted. Good paint with well touched-in chips. Very wide and very polished split rims. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,237. If you were in the market for a Virage coupe, then this expensively executed steroidal version would be the one to get. Required money was forthcoming. #164-1993 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE VOLANTE Convertible. SCFDAM1C3PBR600. Dark blue/fawn. RHD. 4  S/N 79052. Buckingham Green/parchment with green piping. RHD. Odo: 7,061 miles. Unmarked and still like new. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $84,600. Deserved to sell—and for $87,500—but did not.• S/N SCFAA4114VK2011. Grampian Green/forest green. LHD. Odo: 48,575 kms. Excellent S/N .rr DREW S/N www.sportscarmarket.com Sports Car Market

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Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC "We Covet the Rare and Unusual, Whether Pedigreed or Proletarian" MEMNON& till■L 4111111k AUTOMOBILES 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C2500, Freccia d'Oro Sport  1957 Alfa Romeo 750 Giulietta Nonnale, restored, 5-speed  1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Normale, needs finishing  1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Spyder, white/red  1967 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce, red/black, driver  $85,000 1952 Jaguar Mark VII, 350 conversion  $21,000 1969 Alfa Romeo G'fV, fully restored to club concours condition  $17,500 1986 Jaguar XJ6, Cobalt Blue, restored  1973 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berline, driver  1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berline, Webers  1974 Alfa Romeo G'fV, driver  1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT, strong runner, complete  1966 Amphicar Amphibious Car, amphibious fun  1960 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, fully restored  1969 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, project  1963 Bentley Mil REID, a fine example  1957 BMW 502 Sedan, project  1998 BMW M3, Emerald Green, 5-speed  1937 Bugatti Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable  1947 Cadillac convertible, black, restored  1967 Cadillac convertible, red/white, restored  1963 Chrysler Imperial Custom Southampton  1973 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black  1931 Delage D-8 S, Drophead, Lalique  1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0, Figoni & Falaschi  1936 Delahaye 135 Labourdette 3-position drophead  1951 Delahaye 135 Competition, original proper racecar  1954 Delahaye 235 Chapron, former Pebble Beach entrant  1952 DKW 1000SP, convertible, white, wired interior  2000 Dodge Viper GTS, red, only 300 miles  1961 Facel Vega Excellence, owned by Napoleon's offspring  1920 Hispano-Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer  1967 Is° Griffo, 327 Corvette proper engine, Borranis  1950 Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.4-liter  $12,000 $17,500 1959 Jaguar Mark I, recent partial restoration  $6,500 1961 Jaguar Mark II, custom cabriolet project  $15,750 1962 Jaguar Mark II, white, automatic transmission  $11,000 1962 Jaguar Mark 11, gold, 4-speed transmission  $2,500 1993 Jaguar XJ220, only 280 made, 200mph+, 900 miles  $4,750 1965 Lancia Flatnixda Super Sport Zagato, Series V  $5,500 1965 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe  $1,200 1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato, 1600cc  1955 Lincoln Capri 2-door hardtop, pastel pink, nice, original  1985 Maserati Bittuto, grey w/ tan leather interior  $3,500 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d, Ivory/red, restored  $27,500 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, nice driver  $5,750 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3, gold/chocolate  $33,500 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL roadster, low original miles  $650,000 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL roadster, white, 2 tops  $57,500 1973 Mercedes-Benz roadster 1-off  $17,500 1937 MG-TA, driver  $5,750 1959 Moretti Tour du Monde Coupe, Ivory/burgundy, restored  $235,000 1989 Range Rover County, red/tan  $375,000 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, H.J. Mulliner Divided Limo  $115,000 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, burgundy/Biscuit  1972 Studebaker Avanti II, white/Charcoal  $185,000 $125,000 1937 Talbot Lago 1-26 Record, Concours drophead  $8,000 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser,green/black, two owners  $78,000 1973 Volvo 1800ES Sportwagon, very nice  $17,500 WATERCRAFT $95,000 $37,000 1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser  $28,500 "Meteor." Famous one-off fantailed mahogany cruiser by Jensen. Restored. 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  $110,000 $120,000 $22,500 $4,500 $5,500 $11,500 $295,000 $75,000 $6,000 $17,500 $17,500 $4,700 $35,000 $13,500 $14,500 $24,500 $15,000 $20,000 $16,000 $15,000 $11,500 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster, red, 30,000 miles, racing equipped .. $25,000 $10,995 $38,000 $18,500 $16,000 $235,000 $12,500 $9,500 $18,500 $9,500 Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kts, Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new. 1955 Chriscraft 29', beautiful Mahogany speedboat  Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Fascinating history. 1958 Richardson 41  Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, named "High Life" 1996 Sonic 31'  Fastest fishing boat in the world! Vessel in excellent condition, low hours. ANTIQUE FURNITURE 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - recently recaned, fully documented, pair  1870 American cherrywood chamber pot. Excellent  1880 Restoration / Federalist Parisian chairs, pair  1890 Parson's couch - restored  1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair  ANTIQUE FURNITURE The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscotting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator w/ cut gia5S, beams, treads and bricks. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian, Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. AUGUSTE RODIN (18401917) Cosmopolitan Imports is proud to announce its sponsorship ofan Exhibition of many works by the famous 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin including among others the Kiss, External Springtime, Eve, the Age of Bronze and the Thinker. This display will be ongoing from the present until January 2002. Those interested in this exhibition can contact us directly at Cosmopolitan Motors LLC to receive details. $42,500 $48,000 $45,000 Cigarette-style offshore racer, 85 mph. $20,000 in recent reciepts. Twin 454 Magnums with Bravo outdrives. Seattle to Roche Harbor in 1:15 1998 Cobra Sportfish Cat  $79,995 $15,000 $3,000 $2,500 $3,500 $1,800 41•1W • We appraise collector cars world-wide/or insurance or settlements. • We are experts in shipping. • ALWAYS BUYING (206) 467-6531 • Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com

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eWatch Wr hat is a signature worth? This month on eBay there were several opportunities to find out. A 1964 Texaco credit card carried by "The King" Elvis Presley did not receive the required opening bid of $2,995, even though the seller stated he had paid $5,800 for it at a recent auction. It included a signed Texaco booklet and several photos—just the thing Heather Mozart needs to add to her extensive collection of Elvis artifacts. A signed copy of the book Pilote, Che Gente by Enzo Ferrari failed to get a starting bid of $1,500. The seller explained the hoops he had to jump through to get Enzo's signature on the book, but no one seemed to care. A Tyre11 steering wheel that was used and signed by 1997 Fl driver Ukyo Katayama fell short of the required opening bid of $1,490, although a signed driver's suit used by Dale Earnhardt during the 1996 season attracted 35 bids with the final one—at $8,001—winning the item. Somebody paid $68,500—over twice retail—for the 1999 Suburban XLT that was used by Tony Soprano during the first two years of the well-known series. It was signed on the passenger-side sun visor by actor James Gandolfini (Tony in the series). There were 115 bids for the $25,000 SUV so, in this case at least, someone valued the signature of a "wise guy" at a fair amount of change. When this same Suburban crossed the block at the Barrett-Jackson Petersen Museum event, it was a nosale at $26,750. It appears that electronic auctions are an efficient way to get top dollar for certain "celebrity" items, as collectors who might not be interested in going to a normal collector car auction can bid from their living rooms. Yahoo!Auctions.com had a few interesting cars crossing their hyperspace block. A decent 1974 L-82 Corvette, equipped with an automatic and a 350, appeared to be a good buy as seven bids pushed it on to a new owner at $7,000. A visually repellent 1957 four-door Buick Special "Street Rod," complete with pink underbody neon, found a bidder who was willing to spend $3,500, proving once again that there is a seat for every ass. It was claimed that the car turned heads, but whether it was towards the car or away from it wasn't specified. Automotive-related signs in high-quality condition continue to be in demand and TICKET OFFICE irdnITIMIL2 GREYHOUND LIMES would be a safe bet that the bidding would have gone well beyond $5,000. eBay#1256579766—LALIQUE by Carl Bomstead not affected by the changing economic climate. Large dealership signs that a few years ago were impossible to get rid of are emerging as hot property for collectors with buildings large enough to display them. eBay#1166433369—EARLY PORCELAIN GREYHOUND BUS SIGN. First Bid: $25.00. Number of Bids: 20. SOLD AT: $3,625. Date sold: 7/19/2001. In the hierarchy of sign collecting, bus signs are climbing to the top. Those with graphic images of early buses command the most attention and some of the most desirable have sold for over $10,000. This doublesided example is quite common, but that does not take away from its attractiveness. Considering the stated excellent condi- tion, this will be a great addition to the new owner's "garage art" collection, and it was acquired at a fair price. eBay#1165234381-1930s SHELL PORCELAIN SIGN WITH RACE CAR. First Bid: $25.00. Number ofbids: 13. SOLD AT: $2,499. Date sold: 7/19/2001. There was a time when European signs did not receive much attention from collectors on this side of the pond. Signs from international companies such as Mobil and Shell are, however, coming into favor as the Internet continues to develop the international marketplace. eBay#1163290728—RALEIGH MOTORCYCLE PORCELAIN SIGN. First Bid: $1.00. Number of Bids: 10. SOLD AT: $1,481. Date sold: 7/13/ 2001. This is another example of a European sign that has eyecatching graphics and international appeal. If these graphics appeared on a vintage Indian or Harley sign, it a unique hydraulic system that controls the suspension, steering and brakes. This manual-shift example was stated to have covered only 48k miles but had required a new motor, respray and upholstery, so you might assume that it had been ridden hard and put away wet. Barrett-Jackson, at the Petersen, got $10,260 for an automatic '73 that was in superb shape.• EAGLE "Tete d'aigle" CAR MASCOT. First Bid: $1.00. Number of bids: 18. SOLD AT: $285.00. Date sold: 7/24/2001. This was stated as being "rare"; however, since it is one of the six reissued Lalique mascots, it is as difficult to find as placing a call to the fine crystal department at the closest Nieman-Marcus. Even so, this was a good buy as they list for about $400 in the US; this price was closer to what would be paid in France. An original R. Lalique eagle sold at the Bonhams & Brooks Quail Lodge auction last year for $2,550, so the correct signature can make a ten-fold difference in pricing. eBay#11644791112—TICKET FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL PEBBLE BEACH SPORTS CAR RACE. First bid: $19.00. Number of Bids: 6. SOLD AT: $49.69. Date sold: 7/18/2001. The SCCA sponsored a road race through the pines of the famed Del Monte forest from 1950 to 1957, until a tragic accident forced the race to move to the less-confining Laguna Seca course. Posters, SIMI ANIMA PEBBLE BEACH SPORTS CAR ROAD RACES $2.00 APRIL 17, 193$ No. 015990 programs and other memorabilia from the initial years are very collectible and this ticket goes into the expanding collection of the current Chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, who also happens to be a long-time friend of SCM eBayMotors#593144478-1972 SM CITROEN MASERATI. First Bid: $1,000. Number of Bids: 34. SOLD AT: $7,200. Date sold: 7/14/2001. Jay Leno, Lorne Greene and Janet Jackson all own or owned one of these Franco-Italian combinations. They have a top end of 140 mph, cost about $10,000 new and feature

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SCM Super Showcase 1975 Land Rover SIII. 88", lightweight, block/black. RHD. Ex-MOD,  1957 BMW 507 Roadster, White with light tan leather. Budge wheels, hard 79k miles, 3.25-liter Perkins diesel. New canvas top. Very strong, very  top. Correct numbers. Charles S. Crail Automobiles. 805-568-1934 or fax 805straight. 7-seater, tow package. S8,850. Atlanta. (770) 751-6735. (GA)  568-1533. (CA) (Sept) (Sept) SCM Readers: Memorialize your acquisition. Send us stories about your car purchases and experiences for "Our Cars." Please include the purchase price and date, mileage you have driven, and work you have completed on the car since you bought it. This is your chance to tell others what you and your car have been through: the buying, driving, repairing and owning experiences. (We expect a minimal adherence to the facts.) Keep the total to 300 words or less, and please include a photo of your pride and joy. Send to "Our Cars," SCM, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Or e-mail the information to copyed@sp_orts_carmark_etcom. wwweclassic car acorn (WE BUY CARS) bob@classicscars.com LANCIA Gt. 5 OSCA MT4  MASERATI 5000 ) C FARINA BARCHETTA C ALFA ROMEO TZ1  BIZZARRINI 5300 GT ) ( ELVA BARCHETTA )  ABARTH OT DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS & RACES RESULTS

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RM AUCTIONS INC. PRESENTS THE EX-JACK WARNER 1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL ROADSTER CHASSIS NO. 154151 THE cVitta&aziow  0 SEPTEMBER 22, 2001 CATALOGS AND BIDDER REGISTRATION RIKA deHAAS 800.211.4371 OR www.rmauctions.com CORRESPONDENCE. 9300 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 550, BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90212 TEL: 310.246.9880 FAX: 310.246.9744 11 MATZ FT Oreemricl)lime • -0, dFt  , woo. imam CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS BEVERLY HILLS SPECIALISTS: DAVID GOODING  IAN KELLEHER   866.762.8284 david@rmauctions.com 866.762.8284 ian@rmauctions.com ELLIOT GROSSMAN 619.857.7749 elliot@rmauctions.com MIDWEST & EAST COAST SPECIALISTS: MIKE FAIRBAIRN DAN WARRENER DENNIS NICOTRA   SPORTS & RACING CAR SPECIALIST: JACK C. BOXSTROM 613.476.9132 jack@rmauctions.com • AT THE WALDORF 800.211.4371 rnike@rmauctions.com 800.211.4371 dan@rmauctions.com 203.397.0734 dennis@rmauctions.com Photographs by Michaet Furman Photography