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8 XKE MYTHS DEBUNKED • PORSCHE PRICE GUIDE SPORTS CAR r L MARKET I The Guide to Collecting Classic, Antique, Sports, Hot Rod 66 Muscle Cars _} SEPTEMBER 2002 Inside This Month: USA $5.95 CANADA 58.95 WWW SPORTSCARMARKET COM • Fake Ferrari 250 SWB Gets Real Money at $163k • MGC - The Healey That Never Was • 1960 Ford Square Bird - Four Seats and Ten Times the Sales • Alfa 1750 Berlina - $22,000 In Receipts, $7,000 Buys It • M-B 3005 - A Vanishing Breed, Too Expensive To Restore


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'62 Elite with twin 40s and IF box brings 535k at Bonhams Goodwood. September 2002 / Vol. 14, #9 Keith Martin, Editor and Publisher ON-SITE MARKET REPORTS 28 Christie's Dearborn, MI 30 Bonhams Northamptonshire, England 36 Kensington Mtr. Grp. Bridgehampton, NY 41 eBay/Kruse Las Vegas, NV 48 Bonhams Goodwood, England PROFILES 181962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Re-creation Even the experts were fooled. 221968 MGC Convertible A nose-heavy cult car. 541969 Alfa Romeo 1750 Berlina Best of the worst. 561966 Lancia Flaminia 2.8 3C SS Coupe The flagship of a vanished breed. 581955 Mercedes-Benz 3005 Cabriolet Experienced collectors only, please. 611960 Ford Thunderbird A shareholder's dream car. FEATURES 52 Price Guide Porsche COLUMNS 6 Shifting Gears Keith Matt.) 8 The Inside Line Cindy Banzer Ask The X-perts Dealing in Exotics by SCM Analysts Sheehan Speaks Downs/Ups of GTOs by Michael Sheehan The English Patient Debunking XKE Myths by Gary Anderson Porsche Gesprach The Terrible Turbo by Jim Schrager Notes From Europe Liege-Rome-Liege by Robert Coucher Affordable Classics 1974-79 Ferrari GT4 by Alex Leventhal Motobilia Gas Bash Petroliana by Carl Bomstead Bike Buys '56 BMW R50 by Bill Neill 76 eWatch Summertime Blues by Carl Bomstead DEPARTMENTS 10 You Write, We Read 11 Auction Calendar 57 Display Advertisers Index 60 Vintage Rally Calendar 66 Reviews 69 Mystery Photo 69 Mystery Photo Answers 70 Twenty Year Picture 71 Comments With Your Renewals 72 Neat Stuff 72 Glovebox Notes CLASSIFIEDS 21 Ferrari 25 English 55 Alfa Romeo 57Etceterini 60 German 60 Vintage Race Cars 62 American 73 Showcase Gallery 74 Resource Directory 371960 Jaguar XK 150 DHC - Slushbox 150 gets auction world-record price of $121k. 291996 Ford Indigo Roadster - Nonrunning concept with dummy V12 makes $88,125. 1978 Ferrari 512 BB Coupe - $59,360 is still a long way from $250k.


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Shifting Gears / Keith Martin hile getting ready to take our Healey to the frame shop (more on that later), I thought back on the collector cars Ms. Banzer and I have owned over the past few years. A few, like the '72 Datsun 240Z, were painless experiences. Others, including our '59 Isetta and '72 Chevy Impala convertible, involved minor automotive bumps and bruises, while bringing our '62 Ferrari 330 America back to life was like being caught in an endless loop of "Night of the Living Dead." Despite all appearances to the contrary, there really has been a method to our serial collecting. Our plan has been to buy decent machines of various marques that were new to us and reasonably priced for condition. By owning them, we would be able to experience first-hand those things that made them both special and/or horrible. Each purchase has been preceded by conversations with various SCM specialists. Alas, even with all of our careful planning, buying old, used sports cars has been like walking through a minefield of brake jobs, clutch replacements and tune-ups. Invariably, caught up in the romantic red mist of a new acquisition, we have not looked closely enough to spot obvious problems. Or, in a throwback to my Reed College student days of poverty, we have tried to get the model we wanted for the least amount of money (bottom feeding, in other words), rather than getting the best car within our budget. There's a difference. For instance, the first car in our proW It's a Jungle Out There A red with cream 1963 BJ7, we bought it sight-unseen from a Healey specialist who was doing some work on it for the seller. Restored more than 20 years ago to hobbyist standards, it had a completely rebuilt front end including brakes, new painted wires and exhaust system, and an overdrive overhaul. A done car for $17,000—a fair enough price, in the estimation of SCM Healey specialist Rocky Santiago. In a hurry to get the car home, we passed on the offer to have it put up on a rack for an inspection. What could it need? That was a mistake. The car performed well, getting us to Tahoe in June for the Healey convention. But once there, an Oregon Healey club member asked if we knew that the frame on our car had been welded in front of the driver's side A-arm. An unwelcomed surprise. Our '68 911L — looked good, needed everything. gram of marque exploration was a 1968 Porsche 911L for which we paid $6,200. A bargain, proclaimed the specialists who performed the prepurchase inspection, given its 97,000 documented miles, five-speed transmission, S gauge package, perfect silver exterior and nicely patinated black leather interior. But the car had been improperly stored for some time. During the first week of use, the clutch and brakes went out. Despite repeated tunings, the car never pulled smoothly through the rev ranges, suggesting a distributor rebuild was in order. Then the chain tensioners collapsed in our driveway, and when our mechanic, Nasko, replaced them, he mentioned ominous bearing noises in the tranny. Exhausted by the continuing problems, it was time to get out. SCM'er Jurgen End, of Saarbrucken, Germany, took the car with all its problems disclosed, and set about performing the full restoration the car deserved. In retrospect, if we had budgeted $12,000 for a very nice, early 911, we would have been far ahead—certainly in terms of time spent shuttling the car from shop to shop and the emotionally draining experience of dealing with things that were constantly breaking. Proving that we hadn't learned a thing, we then pulled our 1962 Ferrari 330 America out of long-term storage in a Missoula, Montana, barn. The price, at $22,000 was an irresistible bargain—our chance to own a V12 for cheap! We then began a two-year decimation of our finances as we attempted to make it roadworthy and reliable. The $20,000 we spent on repairs got us a complete braking system, reupholstered front seats and carpets, remanufactured carburetors by Pierce Manifolds, a rebuilt front suspension, a new clutch assembly, a new exhaust system, a re-cored radiator, rebuilt shocks and sorted-out electricals. All that it then needed was a $20,000 motor overhaul, which would have resulted in a total investment of $62,000 in a $40,000 car. So off it went as well, to a subscriber in the Midwest who was "looking for a V12 with a smoking engine so he could rebuild it himself" Perfect. The $10,000 we lost on the car was very cheap tuition for our course in Ferrari V12 Ownership 101. But if I were to do it again, I'd find a way to beg, borrow or steal the $50,000 or so necessary to have a finished 250/330. I've learned my lesson. Which brings us back to the Healey. 6  It's not a big deal—a local shop estimates about $250 to set the frame right. Yes, it would have been nice if we had taken a few moments to inspect it on a lift; it would have been nicer if those who knew about the problem had pointed it out to us before we made the purchase. Would we have bought it anyway? The car already drives well; the frame correction will simply allow us to set the front-end alignment properly. But now we have a car with a story, and you only have to read our very own auction reports to see that stories aren't always good things when it comes to value. Ultimately, we chalk it up as another lesson learned the hard way. Our "investment" in the Healey now hovers at the $20,000 mark, which seems about right, and given that we've already driven it 1,500 miles, perhaps a small bargain. We won't have the Healey forever, but we've enjoyed the automotive experience of the throaty, torquey straight-six. It's not as sophisticated as the 911L, but has more soul than the 240Z, while being infinitely more kind to our pocket book than the 330 America. What we've learned so far on this expedition through the world of vintage sports cars is that buying a 30- or 40-year-old machine will always be an adventure, and being possessed of a good sense of humor is a prerequisite before putting one in your garage. In life, we seek out and pay for unique moments. Each of these old, imperfect cars allows us to enter a time warp, and experience driving as defined by the engineers and stylists of a long-ago era. All things considered, given the distinctive qualities we've enjoyed from each car we have owned, from the raucous thundering of the 300horsepower V12 to the petite chug-a-lugging of the Isetta, the price we have paid so far doesn't seem very high at all. On the Cover The evocative work of Italian artist Enzo Naso has long been an especial favorite of SCM. His painting of a Ferrari TdF was the first full-color image used on a cover of SCM in 1995; the original oil hangs in my office. Depicted on this month's cover is a 1931 Mercedes-Benz SSK, a sixcylinder, 7-liter car similar to the one that won the MM in 1931, driven by Rudolf Caracciola and Wilhelm Sebastian. The car depicted here is owned by a gentleman in Berlin who drives it in the Mille Miglia today. Naso was trained as a mechanical engineer before beginning his career as an automotive artist in 1987. He has created many of the official posters for the Mille Miglia retrospective. For Ferrari North America, he realized the posters of the 355 and 360 Challenge in 1998 and 2000. At the Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance, in 2000, he was awarded the prestigious "Strother MacMinn Art Award" for the artist who best depicts the automobile as art. A member of the AIAP, the Italian association of graphic designers, Naso is married with two children and lives in Naples where his studio is located. For information about ordering prints of his work and purchasing original art, visit his Web site, www.enzonaso.com .• Sports Car Market


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Bonham17 Incorporating Brooks Auctioneers Hershey A Sale of Collectors' Motorcars, Motorcycles & Automobilia 11 October 2002 Entries are Invited 1 For information about bidding or consigning a vehicle, please cootact Mark Osborne on Tel: 415.391.4000, e-mail: mosbornegbonhams.com or contact one of the following representatives: Michael Fisher Tel: 305.705.0531, e-mail brdcspeedman@hotmail.com Jonathan A. Stein Tel: 610.779.9710, e-mail jonathanastein@aol.com Mike FitzSimons (Motorcycles) Tel: 203.622.6093, e-mail mike@fiteng.com For catalogue purchases contact Jacquie Klose 415.391.4000 or jklose@bonhams.com . Catalogue purchases of $35.00 admits two. Alreddy entered: "Ilie 1922 12.5 litre - 'Wisconsin Special'-Land Speed Record car. American 'outlaw' driver Sigmund 'Sig' Haugdahl propellecl..the mighty all alloy 6 cylinder aero-engined 'Wisconsin Special' tol80mph at Daytona Beach in 1922. USA  500 Sutter Street  San Francisco  Europe  California 94102  +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax Switzerland 1227 Carouge-Geneva  +41 (0) 22 300 3160 10 Rue Blavignac  +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax UK Montpelier Street London SW7 1HH +44 (0) 20 7393 3900 +44 (0) 20 7393 3905 fax


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Inside Line / Cindy Banzer SCM Events St News 6/Sign up now for SCM's sixth annual Insider's Seminars at the 2003 Barrett-Jackson auction. Three days of seminars, straight talk, expert advice, unlimited consultation with SCM experts, and the famous field walk where we look at cars you are interested in bidding on (1/18-20/02). Sponsors include Barrett-Jackson, Hagerty Insurance, Passport Transport, Premier Financial and USAppraisal. See page 26 for details, or contact David.Slama@sportscarmarket .com, phone 503/261-0555 x206. (OR) 6/Automobilia Auctions will hold its third annual after-Hershey no-reserve auction on Saturday, 10/26, at the Clearing House Auction Gallery in Wethersfield, CT. Enamel and tin motoring-related signs, automotive sales literature, surplus literature from the Crawford AutoAviation Museum Library, and a collection of Tootsietoys and other brands of small "slush" toys of the period will all be on offer. Quality consignments are still being accepted. Contact Jerry Lettieri at 860/529-7177 or Dave Brownell at 802/362-4719, dbrownell@sprynet.com for consignment and auction information. (VT) I/European Correspondent Joe Tomasetti and Editor Martin will take Tomasetti's GTA and join 90 other classic car teams from around the world in the 2002 Tour de Espaiia Classic, sponsored by Alfa Romeo. The event, 11/0610/02, begins in Granada and ends in Valencia. Call +33 (0)1 42.59.73.40, fax +33 (0)1 42.59.48.28. (SPAIN) News 6/Mercedes-Benz has donated 15 ML320s to schools nationwide involved with Automotive Youth Educational Services, Inc. The vehicles will be used as training and educational tools in the schools' automotive programs. I/BMW's new Z4 roadster features two different high-torque in-line sixes. The 3.0i offers 225 horsepower and the 2.5i produces 184 horsepower. The 3.0i comes standard with a six-speed 6/The Saratoga Automobile Museum, located in the newly renovated Bottling Plant, located on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park in New York, recently opened its doors to visitors. The Museum plans on developing an annual concours d'elegance as well. saratogaautomobilemuseum.org . t/The Specialty Market Equipment Association (SEMA) has awarded 60 scholarships totaling $80,000 this year to college students who plan on furthering their education towards careers in the automobile aftermarket industry. SEMA has also announced that the 2002 SEMA Show will be held 11/05-08/02 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. www.semashow.com . Events i/Visit the Southeast Auto Jumble on Controversial styling in two states of tune. manual with a five-speed Steptronic transmission optional, while the 2.5i is available with either a five-speed manual or Steptronic. 6/Kruse International has teamed with KidsCharities.org, a nonprofit, Internet-based organization of children's charities, to host a series of charity auctions at Kruse events. The partnership debuted at Kruse's annual Fall Auburn event, held Labor Day weekend. 8 9/08/02 at the Globe Theatre in Atlanta, GA. There will be a car corral, car parts for sale and trade, as well as any number of automotive-related items: sales brochures, magazines, models, posters, art and lithographs, NASCAR items, performance parts, tire and wheel vendors, detailers. $5 at the door. autostradaventures.com , autostrada75 @hotmail.com , 678/ 427-7825. (GA) I/An expected 400 participants will meet in the third MercedesBenz Classic Days, 9/09-15/02, in Luxembourg. Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Club International (MBCCCI) is inviting M-Bs that are at least 20 years old to a program of regularity tests, sporting and tourist outings, and cultural and social gatherings. The oldest participating car will be a 1925 15/ 70/100hp model. +49 (0)711-17-2 26 55, fax +49 (0)711-17-2 36 66. E-mail dieter.d.ritter @daimlerchrysler.com , www.classicdays.de . (GERMANY) 6/Acura returns as sponsor of the 10th annual Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance, held at the Ocean Trails Gold Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 9/22/02. Parnelli Jones will serve as Grand Marshal, and 175 cars are scheduled to compete in 20 classes. For the first time, motorcycles will be invited to compete. www.pvconcours.com . t/The annual Forza Mille V12, presented by Rich and Jean Taylor's Vintage Rallies and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, gets underway 9/28-10/04/02. Starting in Stowe, VT, 50 cars will drive to Quebec City, Mont Tremblant and Le Circuit Mont Tremblant, Montreal and the Montreal Grand Prix course, then back to Stowe. www.vintagerallies.com , 800/6456069. (CT) I/Join XKs Unlimited at their Open House, 10/04-06/02. The weekend includes a reception at the Quality Suites hotel in San Luis Obispo, CA, a car show, dinner dance, a 90-minute rally on Sunday, and concludes with the Jaguar Club of North America Points Concours d'Elegance. Call 805/544-7864, www.xks.com. (CA) 6/Jaguar sponsors the Gauthier Classic 2002, 10/25-28/02. Approximately 40 classic cars from North America and Europe will tour Arizona's scenic desert landscape. Starting in Scottsdale, cars must be pre-1971, of European make, have some historical significance, and be of limited production. Proceeds benefit the Todd Thomas Foundation. Call 480/941-1707, jewelrybygauthier.com/classic.html . (AZ) 6/Visit the Best of France and Italy car show and swap meet, 11/03/02, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA. This is a non-judged car gathering. 626/797-4221, www.franceanditaly.com . (CA) Auctions t/Rws 9/21/02 New York Auto Salon auction, held in the WaldorfAstoria, will feature a 1939 Lagonda V12 twoplace tulipwood tourer. 3 1 0 / 2 4 6 - 9 8 8 0 , rmauctions.com . (CA) 6/Classic Cars International will hold its annual Fall Branson Collector Car Auction, 10/ a. n 18-20/02, in Branson, MO. To view a list of consignments, visit www.collectorcarsint.com, or call 800/3353063. (MO) Awards M-B Classic Days: 200 cars, 26 clubs. 6/Global Television Network recently won three Telly awards, which are given in recognition of outstanding work in the area of non-network and cable television programming and commercials. The awards were for two episodes of Motor Trend Television and for a half-hour television special featuring the Audi S8. All three episodes appeared on Speedvision in 2001. Said SCM'er Jim Barisano, president of Global Television, "I am fortunate to be part of a team of television professionals who know how to create great television."• Sports Car Market


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You Write, We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503/253-2234, e-mail: copyed@,sportscarmarket.com Dear SCM: In reading the notes on Tom Congleton's passing (August 2002, "Inside Line," page 8), it occurred to me that he had one other memorable impact on my life. I met Ms. Banzer and Editor Martin because of Tom. I was riding with Tom in his Maserati Spyder and Keith wanted a chance to drive it. So I drove a Neon with Ms. Banzer as a passenger for several miles, while Keith drove the Maser. It was a great chance to discuss left and right politics while driving down the middle of the road. At last year's No Frills Iron Bottom Motoring Tour, instead of observing a moment of silence for Ray Brock, we all gave our engines an extra revving—it just seems more appropriate for car guys. We will do the same for Tom on April 10, 2003.—Ed Pasini, via e-mail Dear SCM: On page 66 of your June 2002 issue, you reported on a "1953 OSCA MT4 Race Car" not selling at Atlantic City for $50k. Rather than blaming the venue for the low bid, I humbly submit my own reasons for it not achieving a higher price: 1. The body was not very OSCA-like and not original to the chassis. 2. The engine was not correct (and unlikely to be an OSCAdesigned original). 3. It shares chassis numbers with at least one other MT4 that was simultaneously being peddled across the Atlantic (which was also loaded up with its share of incorrect bits but looked more the part). I examined both cars late last year and came to the conclusion that they must each have been rebuilt from very few pieces of the same OSCA (which had a good history until it crashed in the late '50s). I assume that after the crash, different pieces ended up in various shops, each rebuilding a car around the odd part they had salvaged.— Jonathan Spira, via e-mail Dear SCM: I do not understand your caption of the Ferrari body pictured at the bottom left of page 14 of the July 2002 issue. It seems to indicate that the car is a replica. In fact, the car shown is Ferrari 0672 TR, a 1957 625 TRC. It was fitted with a 250 TR V12 engine in Los Angeles in the late 1950s. The chassis and body as shown are almost completely original, although 10  restored, and the present owner is installing a V12, returning the car to the configuration in which it was last raced in the early 1960s. This car has nothing to do with any Boano as mentioned in the caption, nor was it in any way part of the RM Auction held in conjunction with the Ferrari Club of America Annual Convention.—Michael T Lynch, via e-mail Oops. Did we hurt someone's. feelings here? SCM regrets the perceived slight—ED. Dear SCM: In your July issue (page 32) you feature a 1982 Lamborghini Countach 5000S, Lot #815 from the Kruse Spring Auburn sale. Being silver with blue interior, not entirely the most common color combination, there is a strong possibility that this was actually ZA9C00500CLA12507, in which case it does have some history. It was the first 5-liter Countach imported into America by Lamborghini of North America. The car was fitted with fuel injection and emission controls designed by Jas Rarewala and the crew at Lamborghini of North America. It was then tested at EPA in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was the emissions prototype for the 1982-85 US-type certified fuel-injected Countach 5-liter that was fully legal in all 50 states. The car was subsequently shipped back to the factory and used by them as the production model for the US Countach. The car then came back to the US and I sold it to a Lamborghini dealer in Rhode Island, who, if I remember correctly, sold it to a gentleman from Michigan.—Trefor Thomas, Former Managing Director, Lamborghini of North America Dear SCM: In the July issue, Gary L. Koch wrote about the negative attitudes many Ferrari purists express against the 365 GTC/4 (page 68). I was drawn to his letter because there was a picture of my C4 accompanying it. What a pleasant surprise! I am also one of the apparent minority that thinks the C4 is one of Ferrari's best touring cars. The performance is much better than many of the later V8s and earlier V12s. It is comfortable almost to the point of luxurious with an ex- cellent air conditioning system and heaters, unobtrusive power steering that is on par with modern systems, a supple but excellent suspension, and a cabin with plenty of room for the driver and companion. Almost as important, the sound will raise the hair on the back of your neck when you put your foot down on the accelerator. Finally, as Mr. Koch points out, it is much more affordable than most of the older V12s. Die-hard tifosi always compare these cars to the Daytona, failing to understand that the C4 was not intended to compete with it, but rather to offer an alternative to the more aggressive Berlinetta. It should be remembered that the C4 was the replacement for the 365 GTC, which was also considered a fine touring car. I have had the opportunity to drive a number of older Ferraris and find that none offer the combination of comfort and performance that a C4 does. My experience over the last three years with a C4 has been superb. Mine has been completely rebuilt (not restored) and, after more than 10,000 miles, has had absolutely no problems of any kind. Some "experienced experts" warn of the high cost of maintenance and particularly, the difficulty of keeping the six carburetors in tune. I believe that most of the problems are caused by inexperienced mechanics and poor servicing. As for the design, beauty is truly in eye of the beholder. I think the C4 looks better in dark colors so that the "clown mouth" is camouflaged. It also looks great in the flesh, and much better than most photos. The C4 is a great car. As someone wrote, the C4 is a Ferrari for the mature enthusiast who doesn't need a red one.—Jack Curtis, Laguna Beach, CA Errata In the July issue, page 36, Lot #455's mileage should have been listed as 125,642, not 25,642 as stated. Regarding the July Shifting Gears (page 6), thanks to James G. Cobb, editor of the Automobile section of The New York Times, for pointing out that the Ford Fairlane's first year of production was 1955. SPORTS CAR MARKET — Editor & Publisher: Managing Editor: Art Director: Editorial Manager: Research & Copy Editor: Subscriptions: Project Manager: Graphic Artist: Keith Martin Cindy Banzer Tyler Roy-Hart Brian Rabold Bill Neill Kristen Hall-Geisler David Slama Kirsten Hegg SeniorAuction Analysts:Dave Brownell, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans Auction Analysts:John Apen, Chip Baldoni, B. Mitchell Carlson, Gary Hoisington Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson, Carl Bomstead, Alexander Leventhal, Jim Schrager, Michael Sheehan Contributors: Bengt Halvorson, Pat Braden, Steve Dorsey, Raymond Milo, Steve Serio, Tom Young, SteveAhlgrim European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti (IT), Don Wilson, Sabrina Longega Wilson (FR) Internet Specialists: Matt King, Adrian Gilles Financial Manager: Deanne Pierce Design Consultant: Scott Abts For advertising information, call Tyler Roy-Hart, 503/261-0555, ext. 202; fax 503/253-2234 artdir@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call 503/261-0555, ext. 208; fax 503/253-2234; 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 2002 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. 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 Massachusetts - September 6-7 MECUM - Topsfield England - September 6 BONHAMS - Beaulieu England - September 6 BONHAMS - Goodwood England - September 10 CHRISTIE'S - London Oregon - September 14 SILVER - Salem South Dakota - September 14 INT. CLASSIC AUC. - Sioux Falls New York - September 21 RM AUCTIONS - New York City England - September 21 CHEFFINS - Bedfordshire France - September 20 BARRETT-JACKSON/COYS Le Mans Iowa - September 28 MECUM - Des Moines Texas - September 28-29 EBAY/KRUSE - New Braunfels OCTOBER England - October 2 H & H AUCTIONS - - Westminster - Derbyshire England - October 3 COYS Pennsylvania - October 11 BLACKHAWK Hershey Pennsylvania - October 11 BONHAMS - Hershey Mississippi - October 11-12 INT. CLASSIC AUC. - Biloxi Missouri - October 12 MECUM - Kansas City France - October 13 OSENAT - Fountainbleau Missouri - October 18-20 COLLECTOR CARS INT. - Branson England - October 19-20 BONHAMS - Stafford Michigan - October 25-27 RM CLASSIC CARS - Novi Texas — October 25-26 MIDAMERICA AUCTIONS Idaho — October 26 SILVER - Boise North Carolina - October 26 MECUM - Charlotte Tennessee - October 26 MECUM - Knoxville France - October 28 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris - Dallas - .V0 EMBER Illinois - November 1-2 MECUM St. Charles Oregon - November 2 SILVER - Portland England - November 14 BONHAMS - Harrogate Michigan - November 15-17 RM CLASSIC CARS - Novi Arizona - November 16 MECUM - Scottsdale France - November 18 POULAIN LE FUR - Paris Texas - November 22-24 EBAY/KRUSE - Dallas California - November 23-24 McCORMICK - Palm Springs Florida - November 23-24 VINTAGE GAVEL - Tampa Bay England - November 23 CHEFFINS - Cambridgeshire Arizona - November 29-December 1 INT. CLASSIC AUC. - Gilbert Switzerland - November 30 OLDTIMER GALLERIE - Toffen DECEMBER England - December 2 BONHAMS - London England - December 3 CHRISTIE'S - London England - December 4 H & H AUCTIONS - England - December 5 COYS - Westminster Missouri - December 6-8 MECUM - Kansas City France - December 16 POULAIN LE FUR - - Gstaad Paris Switzerland - December 20 BONHAMS .LINUAR Y 2003 Arizona - January 10-13 SILVER - Fountain Hills Arizona - January 15-19 BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale Arizona - January 17 RM AUCTIONS - Phoenix Arizona - January 18 RUSSO AND STEELE - Scottsdale Nevada - January 31-February 1 MIDAMERICA - Las Vegas FEBRUARY 2003 California - February 22-23 McCORMICK - Palm Springs• Derbyshire O000h Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. 410 • Li vj Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 FAX 413-436-9422  www.intercitylines.com ell 552 Old West Brookfield Road Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson - Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum September, 2002 11 With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're "car people"and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and relocate your automobile, choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service.We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. So relax she'll be fine.


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SCM at the Alfa Convention & Porsche Parade '90s Alfa Spider—the last of a long, proud breed. The goodie room at the Alfa meet in Costa Mesa, California. Giulietta Sprint—the car that put post-WWII Alfa on the map. SCM Alfa specialist Pat Braden.  Giulietta, 2600 Sprint and Montreal.  Montreal—a four-cam, V8 supercar that can't get any respect. Could it be a Porsche Cayenne under wraps? No, too stylish. America Roadster, the People's Choice winner. Who said Porsche concours judges take their job seriously? The Porsche Parade concours in Boise, Idaho. The next generation of Turbo owners. Wonder if the wing has been used as a changing table. 12 Sports Car Market


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Ask The X-perts "Daddy Won't Let Me Broker Ferraris" D perts: I recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and I would like to make buying, selling and brokering Ferraris of all vintages my business. Indeed, myfamily is in the car business, I have been in contact with it my whole life, and I have worked in the business (while going to school) since I was 18. However, my family is unwilling to help me in my endeavors with regards to Ferraris, as they would rather see me go into the family business dealing in pedestrian cars like Toyotas and Dodges. I see this as a very good beginning, but Ferraris are my passion. ear X - For this reason, I write to you; to seek your professional opinion as to how one gets into the Ferrari business.—B. via e mail - Michael Sheehan replies:I know many car dealers who dabble in Ferraris on the side. The Dodges and Toyotas pay for the dirt, provide the cash flow, the bank connections, keep a roof over everyone's head, a few morsels of sustenance on the table and keep the lupine pest from the portals. If (and this is a big and important if) you can successfully run a Toyota or Dodge store, you will have earned the right to dabble in some fun side projects. I don't have a clue how big your family stores are, how many you have, their location or allocations, but, in California, a well-run store can net $1,000,000 a year, pre-tax, without too much drama. You will not earn that kind of money brokering Ferraris. You will also never get the bank connections, and so on. While earning your spurs in the family mass-market dealerships, set up a small area that can be used for a few toys. Use your wholesale license to buy and sell. Use your dealer's license to avoid sales tax and fines for flipping titles. Use your dealer plates to drive and enjoy the car and avoid emissions-inspection hassles. And while you learn about exotics, write off your inevitable mistakes against the profits of the mainline stores. Selling Toyotas allows you to play with Ferraris. After ten years of this, you should have developed a wide range of contacts and connections. If, by then, you have also demonstrated a track record of being able to consistently make money with your mainline business and your hobby store, in good times and bad, then, and only then, should you try to turn your little boutique into a real business. The bottom line is, you have to learn the trade, please the family, and learn and earn your Ferrari connections before you are ready to branch out into the very specialized Ferrari business. For every story you hear about someone making a quick $50,000 flipping a Modena Spyder, there are five stories about guys who lost tens of thousands because their gray-market imports got stuck in customs for two years, or they bought a Daytona that ended up needing a $25,000 engine, or they guessed wrong on the market and bought Boxers for $250,000 just as they started their rapid slide towards today's $75,000 value. J. BEST BANC & co. NT SPORTS CAR FINANCING 4-12 YEAR TERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • MUSCLE • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL 1-800-USA-1965 "5.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1113.13 monthly. Simple interest. Rate in ad correct 14  Sports Car Market


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Dear X-perts: I'm looking at a 1969 Porsche 912 Targa with about 120,000 miles, and is in very nice condition. Apparently there were only about 800 made, and a proper valuation is hard to determine. Any suggestions as to where I can get the info I seek or how we can go about setting a fair price?-111. K., via e-mail Keith Martin replies: I don't know exactly how many 912s were made in 1969, but a whopping 29,212 were made during their 1966-69 life span (and another 2,099 in a later version offered in 1976). Dear X-perts: What's the story with the lack of available information and mention of the Porsche America Roadsters? I bought a 1992 model in 1998 not knowing anything about them, just liking the looks and the drive. I paid $40,000 and the mileage was at 65,000; it is now at 68,000. It is triple black in color and in excellent condition. Jam trying to get a handle on the collectibility or non-collectibility ofthis car Can you enlighten me?— R.R.K., Miami Beach, FL Jim Schrager replies: The America Roadster, produced in 1992, was a promotional model of the C2 Cabriolet. Equipped with the standard 3.6liter engine, it featured "Turbo-look" bodywork, and only 250 were built. It took its name from the alloy-bodied 1952 356 roadster, of which just 18 were constructed. From 1989-92, Porsche struggled to overcome sluggish sales caused by the defects of the engines and clutches in the 3.6-liter C2/C4 cars. In an effort to increase sales, Porsche introduced four special edition cars in the 1992-93 period. In addition to the America Roadster, they offered the C2 Speedster, the 911 Celebration (a paint and interior package), and the RS 3.8, which had a slightly larger engine. America Roadsters are mentioned in Original Porsche 911 (MBI) by Peter Morgan; in general you won't find much written about them as they are too new to be of interest to most collectors, and, as a badge-special, are not on the radar screen of serious Porschephiles. Buy two more cylinders and be happier. We value them between $5,000 and $7,500, with extremely nice ones going all the way up to $10,000. You should only buy a good one, as the repair costs on 912s, even though they have wimpy four-cylinder engines, are exorbitant. Personally, I wouldn't waste my time with a 912 if you can afford the $12,000 or so it will take to get into a decent 911. The 912 is slow, and the first thing you will probably do is take off the 912 badge so other Porsche owners won't snicker as you drive by. web: www.pamotoncom • 610.666.1966 0 fax 610.666.9422 S • 410 North Circle Dr. Oaks, PA 19456 1971 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 black/tan, 18,000 miles, Borranis, fresh service, outstanding throughout, Calif. car, great one! $65,000 1957 Stanguellini Formula Jr. good vintage racer, needs some minor sorting, good overall, red $27,900 In general, the "Turbo-look" cars have not shown strength in the marketplace. A better bet for collectibility in this series would be the 1993 RS 3.8 coupes, of which about 100 were made. This is a performance-oriented car similar in concept to the original 2.7 RS of 1973, and offered 300 horsepower, 50 more than the standard 3.6. America Roadsters are priced based on condition and miles, with a premium, perhaps 10%, for the America package. An America Roadster with 5,000 miles could bring as much as $50,000; yours, with its significantly higher miles, is probably worth $30,000 to $35,000. Send your collector car questions to the X-perts. E-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292; fax: 503/253-2234.• email: info@pamotor.corn 1956 Austin-Healey 100M green/green (Le Mans Performance package dealer installed), complete frame-up restoration. $45,000 16 1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing fully restored, strawberry/creme, chromed wheels, freshly serviced $229,900 Sports Car Market


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0)0 PRESENTS: 1-1 rvs Jeep THE WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSIC CAR AUCTION JANUARY 15-19, 2003 SCOTT ALE, AZ AT SCOTTSDALE IN 2002... • Sales of Over $26.9 Million • Sales Ratio of 87 Percent • Numerous World-Record Sales on the Auction Block • Nearly 850 Classic, Vintage, Sports and Muscle Ca • Over 3,600 Bidders • Over 165,000 Attendees CONSIGN YOUR CAR EARL Y. AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FVI I O 2000 SALEEN Si PROTOTYPE SOLD FOR $432,000 1966 FORD GT40 MK I COUPE SOLD FOR $405,000 1929 PACKARD VICTORIA COUPE SOLD FOR $199,800 1954 PLYMOUTH "SNIPER" SOLD FOR $162,000 FOR CONSIGNMENT & BIDDER INFORMATION TEL: 480 421 6694 FAX: 480 421 6697 WEB: Al 13ARRETT-JACKSON.CONI 30'20 SCOTTSDALE RD, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251 1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/2 SOLD FOR $264, boo 1967 SHELBY COBRA 427 SOLD FOR $226,800 ABOVE SALES ACHIEVED AT 2002 SCOTTSDALE. 2003 JAN 15-19 4 Oadd Wax et Marreti4 saw.  ADvERTN  ND MARKETING PROGR I. OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSIC & COLLECTOR CARS ! 4  ' HUB LOT VertenWireleSS WATCHES


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Ferrari Profile 1962 250 GTE/250 GT SWB Bedinetta Chassis number: CA 749761 or 4015 ntroduced in 1960, the short-wheelbase was available in street or competition spec, with alloy bodywork on the lighter competition cars. All SWBs were more than capable as road cars, with a level of trim and sound and weather proofing that seemed luxurious for their day. I Much of the development work carried out on the Ferrari GT cars filtered down into some of Ferrari's non-competition-oriented cars, such as the 250 GTE. Lessons learned in making the V12 engines competitive in endurance races helped factory engineers develop the more pedestrian roadgoing engines' reliability, while lessons learned on chassis improvements required on such testing events as the Carrera Pan Americana were fed into all the products of the Maranello firm. As a result, it is relatively simple, on paper, to convert a car like a GTE to the specifications and style of the legendary SWB. As is often the case, "on paper" is not as easy as it sounds. Reproducing a car such as this is a labor of love for some, a way of creating a dream for less than the cost of the original. The reality is that the resultant car will never be valued at anything like its build cost. To some who love Ferrari, though, this is of small concern. The joy of owning such an immaculate piece of automotive art is value enough, and for subsequent owners, the joy of ownership of an icon is a much more viable prospect— a chance to drive a legend. This immaculate SWB re-creation is based on a 1962 250 GTE chassis, though so accurate is the re-creation that it was, for many years, considered to be an original 250 SWB. Some years later the "original" car came to light and this car's identity was clarified. However this car is understood to have changed hands in the past for a high six-figure price commensurate with the original examples. This car sold for $163,436, including buyer's premium, at the BarrettJackson/Coys Monaco sale, May 17, 2002. Lord Brocket lived a life nearly everyone could admire. He was a titled Baron, the third Baron of Brocket He lived on a 57-acre family estate, was married to an outrageously beautiful lady and played polo with Prince Charles. He had a world-class automobile collection, including many highly prized vintage cars. He was also a crook. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  Lord Brocket's desire for the good things in life exceeded his ability to pay for them. He amassed a multi-million-dollar debt and engaged in a number of schemes to pay it off ranging from embellishing facts to add value to his cars, to a faked theft of several important cars in an attempt to collect an exaggerated insurance settlement. The latter ruse led to his eventual downfall. The car shown here is a well-known Lord Brocket scam. As the story goes, he wanted a Ferrari SWB and, being a bit short on funds, decided to build one instead ofbuying one. He purchased 250 GTE #4015, Major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  250 GTE approx. $13,000, 250 SWB approx. $13,500 $450 (two required) SCM Price Guide  250 GTE, $32,500-$45,000; 250 SWB, $850,000-$950,000 $2,000 Left frame member by steering box Right rear above motor mount Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org , www.FerrariOwnersClub.org Fake 250 GTO, fake Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, fake Hemi Dodge Challenger R/T a partially completed SWB replica project, and brought it to England where it was finished by master craftsmen. He (allegedly) fraudulently stamped the chassis and engine with the number of a long-lost SWB, #3565. The result was a counterfeit SWB so authentic it would fool experts for years. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Lot #44, S/N 3565 (the real car) Condition: 1 As Brocket's financial problems deteriorated, he sold the car as the real #3565 to a well-known East Coast dealer. The dealer in turn sold it to a prominent American collector for a reported $750,000, the going rate for a real SWB at that time. The trick was exposed when the real #3565 was brought out of hibernation. The embarrassed owner of the counterfeit quickly dumped the car, properly identiffing his #3565 as a reproduction. It is frowned upon to sell a car with a fictitious ID number, so a stateassigned number was obtained giving the car a new identity, #749761. This car could not be duplicated for anywhere near the auction price of $163k. It is still crisp and in a condition worthy ofany collection. It is also a forgery; an out-and-out rip-off of Ferrari 's design and someone else's SWB. Any future owner will have to either lie about what it is or give an elaborate explanation whenever someone admires his car. The owner reportedly sold the car for $125,000 (ouch)—a quick, "get it out of my life" price. The next owner put the car upfor resale at $200,000 and eventually traded itfor much less. It was then offered at about $145,000 before selling at Monaco. 250 GTE 1960-63; 250 SWB 1959-62 250 GTE 955; 250 SWB 165 The real #3565 was thoroughly restored and changed hands in 1999 for $695,000. It was then resold a month later for $832,652. Lord Brocket received five years in prison for his attempted insurance scam. When the SWB scheme was discovered, an additional two years was added to his sentence. In terms of replacement cost, this car should be considered well bought. Now clearly identified as a classy fake, the notorious Brocket provenance may even add a bit to its value down the road.— Steve Ahlgrim (Historic data and photos courtesy of auction company)• Comparables Coys; London, England; November 21, 1999 Sold at $832,652 SCM ID# 22527 Brooks; Gstaad, Switzerland; December 17, 1999 Sold at $113,400 SCM ID# 6432 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB replica Lot #434, S/N 2835 Condition: 2


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Sheehan Speaks / Michael Sheehan The Ups and Downs and Ups of the 250 GTO he legendary Ferrari 250 GTO was first shown to the press at Ferrari's annual press conference in February 1962. This newest Ferrari was both strikingly beautiful and, as history would prove, a race winner out of the box. With only 36 cars built (and three of the 4-liter 330 GTO), it was the last of a line of highly competitive dual-purpose racing Ferraris. It has become the most valuable, sought after, and instantly recognizable racing Ferrari of all time. Further, with its tremendous performance coupled with superb balance, the 250 GTO is one of those rare race cars that can make even a bad driver (read that as wealthy amateur) look good on the track. T GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omologato, meaning homologated for FIA racing. The 250 GTO was a development of the 250 SWB, with the addition of dry-sump lubrication, larger valves, a five-speed gearbox, six carburetors, an oil cooler, a coil spring shock absorber combination in front and rear, and Watts linkage rear suspension. All of this made the car's handling much more stable and predictable than its predecessor, the 250 SWB. And, as with all things valuable, the market prices of GTOs have had peaks and valleys over the years. When introduced in early 1962, 250 GTO SN 3387 was sold by Ferrari to Luigi Chinetti Motors for $9,700 and immediately resold to Bob Grossman for $12,000, plus $1,600 for Le Mans preparation. Because GTOs were very competitive racecars through the early and mid 1960s, they were highly sought after and changed hands in the $12,000 to $18,000 range throughout the early and mid-1960s. But by the very early 1970s the 250 GTOs had become merely old, non-competitive racecars, used as macho but impractical street machines. The ultimate dual-purpose Ferrari. Prices dropped, with S/N 5573 going to Kirk White for $5,800 and S/N 3769 sold to Gordon Barrett for $8,500, both in 1971. By the late '70s the collector car market had started to blossom and prices were rising. 250 GTO SN 3757 went to Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, for approximately $86,000 in 1978. In the early 1980s Ferrari prices continued to rise, and Joe Marchetti paid what was then the unbelievably high price of $285,000 for 250 GTO S/N 4091. In 1985, as the Ferrari market gathered momentum, 250 GTO S/N 3987 sold to Ralph Lauren of Polo fame for $650,000, and S/N 3705 went to Yoshiyuki Hayashi for $500,000. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. FINANCIAL SERVICES Serving your leasing needs since 1978 Premier 20  47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.com Sports Car Market


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In 1986 the Ferrari frenzy was gathering steam and SIN 3589 went to Frank Gallogly for $1 million. Mr. Gallogly did well with his 250 GTO, selling it in August of 1988, to Bert Stieger in Switzerland for $4.2 million. The Ferrari madness of the late 1980s peaked in 1989 with the sale by this author of 250 GTO SIN 3909 to Kato in Japan for $13,837,500. The only higher price ever paid for a Ferrari was $17,000,000, paid in January 1990 to Arnold and Werner Meier of Switzerland for their 330 GTO, S/N 4561 SA. By 1990, the collector car market had started its collapse, and 250 GTO S/N 3607 was sold to Giorgio Perfetti in Switzerland for what seemed like a bargain at $9,588,780. The market bottom was defined in January 1993 with 250 GTO S/N 4219 going to Brandon Wang for $3.5m and, in September of 1994, with the ex-Kato car (S/N 3909), previously purchased for $13,837,500, going to John Collins of Talacrest for $2.7m. But no bear market lasts forever, and by 1996 the Ferrari market was again on the rise. 250 GTO S/N 3455 went to Matsuda in Japan for $4.2m, and 250 GTO S/N 4293 sold to Patrick Ma in Hong Kong for $4.1m. In the late '90s, prices continued to rise. Out of respect for the privacy of the recent purchasers, we won't name any names. However, SN 3729 went to a Northwest SCM'er for $5.25m; SN 3413 to another SCM'er in the same region for $5.5m; S/N 3909 to the Bay Area for $7m; and, in the highest price recorded in the recent market, 250 GTO SN 4293 was sold to an SCM'er in Asia for $9m, a number close to the nose-bleed prices of late 1989. While no one can foresee the future, I would offer that a GTO is a pretty safe investment at the current time, at least in financial terms. While they haven't yet hit their former peak prices, if financial uncertainties continue to roil the world's markets, owning one of 36 GTOs certainly seems prudent compared to owning several million shares of any number Ferraris For Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCL Regular classified 53 212, Inter PF coupe, s/n 0265, ex-Ingrid Bergman car, perfectly restored by Bob Smith in red with tan leather interior, Best in Class at Pebble Beach in 1985. $375,000. 510-6537555. CA 61 250 CT 2+2, good solid body, restore or parts. $3,500. 610-666-1966. PA 63 250, Pininfarina Cabriolet, red, Bon -anis, restored. Manny Dragone, 203-335-4643. CT 64 500, Superfast, original Turin show car in 1964, restored to concours. 860-435-6444. CT 65 GTB, zero rust, never wrecked, excellent throughout. $195,000. 509-448-6879. WA 65 275 GTS, fly yellow/black, an exceptional example, fresh engine, fresh paint, impressive ownership history, 53,289 miles. $178,500. 954-522-9900. FL 66330 GT, red, black leather, low miles, original, power windows. 816-455-3033. MO 67 330 GTC, #11251, red/black, late car with hood vents, upgraded transaxle and CV joints. Drives well, everything works. Good cosmetics including paint. $89,900. www.continentalautosports.com , 630/6553535. IL 67 275 GTB/4, #9993, red/black, exceptional mechanicals, excellent original interior, good chrome. Respectable paint. We have worked through all of the mechanical systems and this car drives as it should. Excellent compression. Rebuilt suspension (ball-joints, bushings), rebuilt transaxle, distributor rebuilt with full tune, new exhaust. Priced for a quick sale. $289,900. www.continentalautosports.com , 630-6553535. IL 67 330 CT, #9809, yellow/black, a great driving example with nice cosmetics. Restored in the late '80s with photos and bills to prove it. Outstanding mechnicals, books, September, 2002 UDE INTERNET POSTING! only $15 per month. tools and records. $38,900. www.con tinentalautosports.com , 630-655-3535. IL 69 365 GTC, red with newly done Connolly black leather interior, a/c, wires, very clean & in excellent mechanical condition, rare, 1 of 150 produced. $105,000. 510-653-7555. CA 71 GTC/4, red with black/red interior, 6,800 real miles, major service just completed. 860435-6444. CT 72 246 GT, sin 05028, beautiful black paint, tan interior, 34K miles, a/c, pw, books and tools, excellent condition in and out. $69,900. 301-526-2419. MD 74 246 GTS, s/n 02768, metallic blue, navy interior, 26K miles, original owner, looks runs great. $82,500. 440-442-4088. OH 75 308 GT4 DINO, total restoration, pristine condition, original owner Mrs. Bill Harrah of Reno, NV. $23,000 serious buyers only. 949-249-2058. CA 77 512 BB, red with black leather interior, air and AM/FM CD, complete service history with books, tools, EPA papers and showroom brochure, this concours condition car runs and drives perfectly. $71,900. 215-322-2124. PA 77 308 GTB, grey/red, 18,500 miles, desirable Euro dry sump motor, Koenig prepared, nice condition, drives great, service recommended, original books. $27,000. 310-274-9809. CA 83 308 GTSi, Quattrovalve, collector's piece, 5,000 miles, perfect condition, anthracite (gray) and red interior. $55,000. 503781-2277. OR 84 BB 512, red, 600 miles, a/c, pw, radio, black seats with red piping & red inserts, Daytona wheels, comp T/A tires, original tires & wheels, titled, 1,000-mile service, motor out of car, one owner, better than new. $225,000. 401-732-1440. RI• RON TONKIN GRAN TURISMO A/mica's oldest 7errari Dealers10 FERRARI  '01 456M GT  '98 355 GTS F1  '98 355 Spyder  '97 456 GT  New  Blu/Tan 6,300 ml... Red/tan '98 355 GTB F1  7,000 in  Red/Blk 15,000 mi... 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English Car Profile 1968 MGC Convertible Chassis number: GCN1 1078-G y the late 1960s the MGB, now with a 1.8-liter engine, had been in production for five years and was firmly established in the hearts of enthusiasts around the world. Its performance, however, was outpaced by sports models and—on occasion—tuned sedans from other factories. The engineers at MG's Abingdon works knew there was plenty of development in the B's compact unitary bodyshell and running gear, and in 1967 the 3-liter MGC-GT and roadster were unveiled at the Earls Court Motor Show. B BMC had shoehorned into the B's bodyshell a sevenmain-bearing, 2912-cc straight-six engine with pushrod valves and twin SU carburetors, evolved from that used in the big Austin-Healey. The new engine yielded 150 horsepower, significantly better than the four-cylinder's 95 horsepower, and endowed the C with a top speed in excess of 125 miles per hour. However, the long engine dictated that a front cross-member be removed and torsion bar independent front suspension had to be introduced. Rear suspension was the same as the MGB. Other worthwhile improvements included a new four-speed allsynchromesh gearbox (with optional overdrive) shared with the MGB Mk II and larger, servo-assisted disc brakes at the front. Wheel diameter was increased to 15 inches to allow Dunlop SP41 tires to be fitted. Apart from a broad bulge across the bonnet to clear the engine and an identifying badge in the rear panel, there was little to distinguish the C from its smaller-engined brethren, but the character of the car was radically changed. It was now a high-geared, very fast grand tourer. Well-made by a factory workforce who took much pride in their jobs, the car still received a cool response from the motoring press. But during its three-year production life, MG enthusiasts took the type to their hearts, and it has long had what can only be described as a cult following. The certificate supplied by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirms that this MGC was originally a right-hand-drive UK model produced on May 17, 1968. It was sold new through Manchester agent Joseph Cockshoot & Co. The document also notes that its present mineral blue with black interior livery is the same as when it was originally sold, and that at some stage it has had an engine change, although the correct MG replacement unit's number correlates with the series of the original. Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Alternatives  SCM Investment Grade  In more recent times the car has been the subject of a $30,000 restoration by marque specialists Autech of Bromsgrove. This work is detailed through a comprehensive file offered with the car, and supported by photographs. It was subsequently acquired by the current owner in 1995 from MG specialists Former Glory of Middlesex. This MGC remains in excellent condition and, although it appears to have seen limited use in recent years, it has been regularly maintained and performed well on a recent test drive. It is presented complete with convertible top and full-length tonneau cover. This car sold for $13,348, including buyer 's premium, at Christie's London sale, March 25, 2002. 1968 MGC-GT Lot #201, S/N GCD1111G Condition: 2- Christie's; London, England; October 31, 1999 Sold at $24,623 SCM ID# 16892 Though the MG engine has the same bore and stroke dimensions as the Healey, and consequently the same capacity, it was a complete redesign. The engine has seven main bearings to the Healey 's four: is two inches shorter; and 44 pounds lighter than the Healey engine. As had been done with the Sprite and Midget, BMC originally planned to badge-engineer an Austin-Healey 3000 Mk IV out of the MGC to replace the outdated and less comfortable 3000 Mk III, in addition to selling the car as a high-end alternative to the MGB. However, Donald Healey refused to have his name attached to a car that he thought was rife with compromises. Number produced .... 4,544 convertibles, 4,458 GTs Original list price  SCM Price Guide  The lukewarm press response isn't surprising. The engine weighed in excess of 200 pounds more than the MGB, making the car distinctly noseheavy It handled, many said, like a lorry. Though top speed was higher and the engine smoother, acceleration was lazy due largely to the heavyflywheel. 1967-69 $3,335 $6,000-$8,500 $400 $30 Left inner fender, just behind radiator On block, under middle spark plugs American MGC Register, 19R Morton Lane, Asheville, NC 28806; 828/258-0499 Austin-Healey 3000, Triumph TR6, 1991-93 Alfa Romeo Spider The car cost almost 20 percent more than the MGB but was almost indistinguishable on the outside. It had exactly the same interior, too, which was another negative in the marketplace. Even with the price differential, however; high development and manufacturing costs made the car unprofitable. With the creation ofBritish Leyland in 1968, the bean counters wasted no time in ending production of the MGC, so it was never able to reach its potential. Modern enthusiasts have found ways to improve the suspension, and with some mods to the drive- train, including substantially lightening the flywheel, a fine performing highway cruiser can be achieved. Value guides disagree on whether or not the MGC should command a premium over the MGB, so condition ends up being more important than model in deciding which to purchase. In our view, an MGC simply offers different qualities than the MGB. If you expect to do a lot of long-distance driving, the C would be preferable, but ifyou just want a quick, good-handling sportster, the B is the better choice. Assuming this car was in the good condition characteristic ofmost Christie's offerings, its price was in line with market value, and certainly represented a bargain compared to what was spent on restoring it.—Gary Anderson (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company) Comparables 1969 MGC Convertible Lot #818, S/N GCNL 2481G Condition: NR Brooks ; Sussex, England; June 20, 1997 Sold at $14,490 SCM ID# 5022


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The English Patient / Gary Anderson Eight E-Type Myths B uying an E-type can be a tricky affair. As with any old car, there are plenty of potential financial pitfalls. Knowing what to watch for can save you thousands of dollars and lots of time. Before rushing into a perilous purchase, look at several cars, take your time and find the one that's right for you. More than 70,000 XKEs left the factory, so buyers can afford to explore their options. Learn about the marque and model, and get help in evaluating it and fixing up the few things that may be wrong. If you do, you'll be rewarded with a car that looks great, attracts admiring glances everywhere you go, and gives you a marvelous feeling as it swiftly takes you down the interstate or propels you around the curves of a country road. When shopping for a Jaguar XKE, like any number of other cars, there are plenty of things that require vigiliance. Included in this are disingenuous sellers who will try to hook you with sales pitches that are full of information that is just plain wrong. Below are eight of the more common creative interpretations of Jagselling reality we've come across, and our responses. 1. Series I, II and III [-types are all equal in value. Certainly all E-types are collectible, but their desirability, and hence their values, vary. Because collectors consider it to be the "purest" of the breed, the Series 1(1961-67) has the greatest value even though minor improvements X_KE that not only has matching numbers on all components, but exactly the tight marks on every nut and bolt. The car also has to be spotless, which means you'll have to trailer it to the meet behind your Chevy Suburban. If driving the Jag on a twisty, dusty country lane is more your idea of fun, then you don't need to spend the low six figures that a JCNA 99point car can fetch in today's market. You can probably find a car to enjoy for half that or less. 4. Replacing the 3.8-liter engine with a later 4.2 enhances an early car's value. Any engine swaps in any collectible-category marque invariably reduce the value of that car. However, if the asking price is around half the value of a comparable original-engine car in the same condition, and you don't intend to show the car in competitive Jaguar concours events, then Keeping the 3.8 is a wise decision in terms of an investment. Series Is are worth the most. made when the Series 11 (1968-71) was introduced (such as an improved cooling system and more comfortable seats) make it a better driver. The value of the Series 111 (1971-74), with the power of its V12 engine and inevitable comparisons with V12 Ferraris, falls in between the Series I and Series II. 2. Series II and III Jags with automatics are highly desired. This is a sports car. Sports cars are defined by their manual transmissions. On the other hand, there's a proper price for everything and if your better half doesn't appreciate the finer points of double clutching, an automatic priced about $10,000 less than a comparable manual might be fine. Just make sure before you buy that the auto box is in good operating order. Some nice transmission conversions are available (typical is a five-speed Ford Mustang box with competition gears) that replace the often-temperamental four-speed gearbox. These conversions can be cheaper than the cost of a transmission rebuild, but an original transmission in good condition is still best in terms of value. 3. You can use the same E-type for show and go. Before venturing into the market, you have to decide what kind of Jaguar owner you will be. There are the concours competitors and then there are the owners who enjoy driving their cars. If you're not the kind of person who is going to delight in spending every free moment prepping your car for the next Jaguar Club concours, then you don't need a concours-level XKE. To win a concours trophy in the Jaguar Clubs of North America, you need an September, 2002 there's no reason to shy away from the cross-generational hybrid. On the other hand, if it's a 350-c.i. Chevy V8 nestled under that curvaceous hood, you're not likely to be welcomed into most Jaguar circles. 5. Servicing the E-type's racing-style discs is no big deal. It's not difficult to change pads, but if you have to replace the rotors or service the calipers on the rear brakes, be prepared for a large charge. To get at the brakes, the rear suspension has to be dropped after first removing the exhaust system. If, like many well-used cars, your exhaust is rusted into place, you've got two large problems rather than only one small one. 6. Clutch slips? Don't worry. Clutches on Jaguars shouldn't slip. Certainly the problem will never be as simple as a slave cylinder. And that innovative monocoque tub, copied from the racing D-types, around which the Jaguar chassis is hung comes with a price. To service the clutch, the entire engine and transmission has to be dropped out from beneath the car since there is no access from above. This is not an inexpensive job. 7. Any body shop can take care of that bonnet fit problem. An all-too-typical occurrence is the bonnet fit problem. The only outward symptom may be an inconsistent gap between the rear edge of the bonnet and the front edge of the car. This can be caused by several different problems—or a combination of many—all of which are expensive to fix. The one-piece, forward-opening bonnet of the XKE is its most distinctive 23


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English Cars For Sale AC 56 BRISTOL, #BEX226, BRG, moss green leather, 16,000 original miles, rare long boot version. E-mail: kirkfwhite@aol.com $90,000. Kirk F White, 386-427-6660. FL 69 428, cony, one of only 3 LHD 4-spd convertibles made (not converted from RHD), complete nut-and-bolt concours restoration, actually won Pebble Beach, BRG and biscuit. $125,000. 949-650-3445. CA ASTON MARTIN 62 DB4, Body to DB4GT specs, outside fuel fillers, etc. Total rebuild. Will be painted Aston racing green. E-mail: meford464@ aol.com $125,000 obo. Mary Ellen Ford, 343-923-8389. 67 DB6, black, red leather, LHD, records, new brakes & boosters, no rust, beautiful car, chrome excellent, low miles, drive anywhere, bought new by actress Jayne Mansfield. $59,000 obo. 813-287-2654. FL AUSTIN-HEALEY 49 SILVERSTONE, very fast, strong engine, rebuilt gearbox and steering, new tires/ brakes, body like new, matching numbers, Mille Miglia eligible, spare engine included. 239-261-9266. FL 54 100- 4 BN1, spruce green, stalled restoration, fenders, sills and rockers professionally repaired. E-mail: gdewey@avaya.com $6,300. 515-891-3526. MI 55 100S, Lobelia blue over white, restoration finished 2001. Fully race-prepared engine, Carrillo rods, steel crank. Can provide team support and transportation. E-mail: meford464@aol.com $125,000 obo. 434-923-8389. 56 100M, red over black factory, Heritage certificate, fresh restoration nearly complete, race prepared. Possible season lease for $15,000. Can provide team support and transportation at cost. E-mail: meford 464@aol.com $48,000. Mary Ellen Ford, 434-923-8389. 67 3000 BJ8 Mk III/Ph2, Colorado red, beautiful Los Angeles car, no rain or winters, 60,000 miles, records, maintained to highest standard, buying land. $34,000. 802-462-2460. VT ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. JAGUAR 49 MARK V, saloon, 3-1/2 liter engine, frame-up restoration, total new interior, all chrome redone, left-hand drive. $35,000 obo. 856-232-5545. NJ 52 XIC 120, roadster, OE white, red leather, low mileage on a complete 1994 restoration, early steel body, matching numbers, steel wheels and skirts, looks and runs as a 120 should. $38,000 obo. 615-297-4823. 615386-0255.TN 54 XK 120, roadster, a never-rusted California car in exceptional condition, white with red interior, body, interior and mechanicals very close to perfect, owned by longtime collector. $34,500 offer. 734-665-2384. MI 56 XK 140MC, red/black, stunning, 100% ground-up restoration, chrome wires, 2 shows entered, 2 awards won. $60,000. 860763-1679. CT 62 XICE, E-type roadster, white/blue, re-built h-p motor and suspension, this car was extensively raced at the Chicago Historics and many Midwestem tracks for 20 years, much history, street legal, too much to list. $35,000. 847-884-8949. IL 69 XICE SII, roadster, red, black, both tops, new paint and rubber, 4.2L, 4-speed, all original numbers match, Michelin red wall tires, no rust, excellent condition. E-mail: drdickw@worldnet.att.net $36,500. 305669-3332. FL 74 OTS, silver, blue top and interior, restored by Bartlett 99+. Possible trade for X1(8 convertible. $42,500. 317-845-9818. IN TYPE, roadster, matching numbers, V12, 4-spd, a/c, unrestored excellent condition, Olde English white, dark blue interior, includes: Nardi steering wheel, removable hard top, records from new. $42,500. 931484-0390. TN 74 ELOTUS 64 SUPER 7, LHD, street car, yellow/black, 1500 Cosworth (rebuilt), frame strengthened, powder coated, body re-skinned, rear strengthened, 5-point belts (red), weather gear, Panasports, spares. E-mail: m_terlecky@yahoo.com $27,000. Mark, 610-225-0529. 610-975-0876. PA 66 ELAN S2, fiberglass Cabriolet, fresh BRG respray, new black top and interior, strong, race tuned Ford Lotus twin cam engine with dual Webers, many extras, near new radial tires, tonneau and dust covers. $17,500. Tim Matthews, 626-578-1587. CA 71 EUROPAS, (2) S2 Renault engined, both 90+% complete, 1 great car between the 2, period extras. $6,000 for the pair. Tom, 609259-3833. NJ M.G. 32 J2, black w/cream wheels, well documented ground-up restoration just complete, fun to drive. E-mail: kwessel@salaare.com $32,000. 651-290-2921. MN 46 TC, cream/tan, older restoration, excellent running gear, body good but could use some cosmetics, great driver as is. $15,000 obo. Tom, 941-758-7810. FL 50 TD, rare RHD, metallic green, 4-cyl, 1250cc, 4-spd, original leather interior, most original chrome, clipped front fenders, chrome push bars on front, TF wire wheels, appeared in June 2001 Ragtops and Roadsters magazine. $19,900 best offer. 317-7361157 day. IN 53 TD, black, white top, red interior, same owner since 1956, complete and running, nice driver. $9,000 obo. 360-652-8223 eve. WA 55 TF, 1500cc, numbers match, very good driver car, no rust, no accidents. $14,500. 708-288-2588. 708387-9934.IL 67 MGBGT, good condition, white with red interior, great engine, a/c, wire wheels, new radiator, Motolita wood steering wheel, new dash, original owner's manual, new premium floor mats, only 77K miles. Email: yellohamr3@aol.com $4,900. 205-879-1223. AL ROLLS-ROYCE 65 SILVER CLOUD III MPW, Convertible, black/red hides, LHD, air completely restored by the Blackhawk Collection, factory build sheets with interesting history, absolutely stunning, $119,900. www.cont inentalautosports.com . 630-655-3535. IL SUNBEAM 65 TIGER, all correct equipment, original wheels, car cover, many Cat options, boltout roll bar, Panasport wheels, & tires, 15,000 documented miles, one owner 12 yrs, moonstone blue, exc condition, no rust. $25,000. 239-566-7657. FL 67 TIGER Mk 1A, white/black, no rust, stock except for 289 4-bbl headers, side exhaust, not perfect but nice, runs and handles great, original owner, a CA car now residing in OR. 541-389-2192. OR TRIUMPH 54 TR2, fully restored, excellent condition, British Racing Green, tan interior, chrome wire wheels, runs great. $16,000 obo. 208888-6071 day. 208-888-7784 eve. ID 60 TR3A, frame-off restoration, red with black, chrome wire wheels, roll bar, show quality but driven daily, retired, need to sell this summer. E-mail: pilot13@attglobal.net $18,000 obo. 262-763-3633. WI 62 TR3B, #TCF520, last of TR3 series, full TR4 drivetrain, 86K, stored 27 years, very solid original floors, minor rust repair front fenders, runs excellent, blue, good blue leather seats, solid wheel. $9,700. 941-7483434 eve. 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M Market Report 4.“Vss ollector car market Viagra. That's what the stock market is these days. After a decade of watching stock valuations climb mindlessly, each new advance fueling the next, the current crash has been no surprise. C We veterans of the 1987-91 Gold Rush were reminded of Maserati Ghibli convertibles hitting $250,000, Alfa 2600 Spiders going to $75,000, and even lowly Ferrari 250 GTEs reaching $150,000. To someone who bought a Daytona for $150,000 and sold it a week later for $250,000, the bull market in cars was a very good thing. Just like for those who took their profits and got out while stock prices were still skyrocketing, the inflated valuations of Qwest, AOL and Global Crossing were just fine. Whether the prices of the cars or stocks were justified were irrelevant. Savvy traders knew when they had made enough, sold and got out. But someone is always left standing when the music stops. With cars, it was the speculators with garages full of late-model Testarossas that fell from $250,000 to $65,000 and have never recovered, or Alfa Romeo TZ- 1 s that peaked at $750,000 and have only recently returned to the $200,000 mark. As a speculative market hits its moment of ultimate frenzy, all the latecomers want in. They've watched enviously from the sidelines as their friends have made money over the past few years, and want a little of the no-brainer booty in their pocket as well. But the market knows no friends, takes no prisoners and has no mercy. Those it made wealthy it also makes poor, without regard for shattered dreams or devastated lifestyles. The stock market won't stop going down until it reaches its natural bottom, however high or low that might be. Collector cars, on the other hand, reached their low point a decade ago, and have been climbing slowly and carefully since. At current prices, they are not over-inflated, and there is definitely room for some upside. Certainly, there's a greater chance for the Dow to fall to 5,000 than there is for a million-dollar 250 SWB to drop to $125,000. Consequently, SCM is changing its recommendation on cars from last month's "Safe Buy" to a "Very Strong Buy." But with a warning—if car prices start to zoom and you have the chance to double your money on the '69 Camaro RS/SS 396 convertible you bought for $25,000, take the money and run. Never forget that in any investment situation, it's the pigs that get fat, and the hogs that get slaughtered.—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. September, 2002 t se te *j "The ultim Mustang." Mach III  concept brings E491,500. 4/57,-)dikoter 4 4+ Top 10 Ten Sales This Issue 1. '92 Ford Focus concept Ghia roadster, $1,107,500, 2. '97 Mercury MC4 concept coupe, $645,500, C 3. '92 Ford Mustang Mach Ill concept convertible, $491,500, C 4. '93 Lagonda Vignale concept sedan, $403,500, 5. '31 Bentley 8-Litre Sportsman's Coupe, $326,276, 6. '31 Bentley 8-Litre Dual Cowl Tourer, $249,550, 7. '95 Peugeot Type 9 Tourer, $232,500, B 8. '61 Jaguar XKE Si 3.8 lightweight coupe, $162,595, B 9. '60 Jaguar XK 150 DHC, $121,000, KMG 10. '65 Aston Martin DB5 coupe, $111,445, B "As a firsttime effort, Mandalay Bay can only be viewed as a success." Page 41 All tile Money '00 Ford Mustang Bullitt concept, S68,150, C (pg.30) '51 Bentley Mk VI 4.25 roadster, $64,950, B (pg. 34) '60 Jaguar XK 150 DHC, $121,000, KMG (pg. 37) '63 Ford Falcon Sprint coupe, $9,646, E/K (pg. 46) Put It On My Credit Card '29 Rolls-Royce Phantom II chassis $6,555, B (pg. 32) '83 Ford concept minivan $5,288, C (pg.28) '87 Maserati BiTurbo $2,750, KMG (pg.39) '59 Mercedes 219 sedan $3,000, KMG (pg.38) Going, Going, Gone 911s sold this month_ '68 911 coupe $17,825, B (pg.51) '71 911T Targa $12,500, KMG (pg.38) '82 911 coupe, $21,200, E/K (pg. 44)


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Market Reports CHRISTIE'S Christie's Unique Design Prototype and Concept Auto Show Models Dearborn, Michigan June 16, 2002 Auctioneer: Dermot Chichester Number of automotive lots: 51 Number of automotive lots sold: 51 Sale rate: 100% Sale total: $4,365,968 High: Lot #32, 1992 Ford Focus concept by Ghia sold at $1,107,500, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 17.5% on the first $100,000, 10% thereafter Report by Kirk Seaman Market opinions in italics p romptly at 2 p.m. on June 16, 2002— the 99th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company's creation—four decades of Ford's design heritage went up for sale to the highest bidder. In an unprecedented event, Ford auctioned off 51 of its concept show cars and prototypes without reserve, and donated the proceeds to a variety of Ford Motor Company Fund charities. As stated by J Mays, the company's vice president of Design, in his welcoming remarks, the intent was in line with the "populist democracy of Henry Ford, to put the cars back in the hands of the people." The room was full of bidders, at least 200 by my estimate, and Christie's had at least 15 staff working the room. There was no doom and gloom talk of the economy here, just buzz about this "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity. Of the cars sold that day, the majority were static displays, and many of them had no interiors whatsoever. Only 15 had been driveable at some point in their past, and as the bidders were reminded at the start of the auction, none of them were engineered or certifiable for driving on public roads. Legally, none of these cars can do more than drive on and off the car carrier— once they're finally up and running, that is. Which is a shame, when you learn what's under the hood of some of these cars. The star of the show, the 1992 Ford Focus concept by Ghia, went for $1,107,500 and sports the 227horsepower engine and all-wheel-drive setup from the Ford Escort RS Cosworth. The 1992 Mustang Mach III, selling for $491,500, boasts a 450-horsepower supercharged V8 and a sixspeed manual transmission. Legal or not, don't be surprised if one of these vehicles is out for a clandestine road test—who wants to spend this kind of cash for what is otherwise just an incredibly cool garage sculpture? What can be discerned from this auction's results? These cars are all one-of-a-kind; what does it matter if the panel fit may be off or the paint is chipped and crazed? If they ever cross the block again, it's hard to say if the prices would be higher or lower. Sometimes a specialty auction like this creates a kind of feeding frenzy among the bidders, as no one wants to go home 28  empty handed. To put a value on them before the auction was nearly impossible—witness the $100,000 low estimates for the '92 Ghia Focus and '92 Mustang Mach III. Christie's took their best stab at the values, and in many cases simply guessed wrong. But now these cars have had a value put on them by the marketplace. And from now on, they will be referred to as pieces of history, with a public price tag attached. And while J Mays's interpretation of Mr. Ford's philosophy of returning cars to the people is admirable, I can't help but wonder if history wouldn't have been better served if these cars had stayed together, and been properly displayed as a group by their creator, Ford Motor Company.—K.S. AMERICAN #41-1960 GHIA IXG Single-Seater. S/N N/A. Red/black vinyl. Uneven panel fit around engine cover and bubble canopy. Paint Christie's, Dearborn, MI Dash and vinyl in good shape but cloth bolsters on driver's seat worn down to the foam. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $44,650. Built on either a late 1970s Mustang or Pinto chassis, buyer is probably glad Ford did the favor of removing the 2.3-liter four-cylinder and automatic transmission. A hallmark in automotive aerodynamics, now ready for the living room. Will never drip oil. #37-1983 FORD PROBE IV CONCEPT Coupe. S/N N/A. Metallic silver/light gray velour. LHD. Wide panel gaps. Paint scratches on chipped around canopy. Splits in vinyl seat. Created to set drag-racing records. So much emphasis was placed on aerodynamics that there was no way to install the 948-cc Innocenti engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,300. One of the early pioneers in employing aerodynamic data to improve performance, but with that planned Innocenti engine, any notions of performance were really of a whimsical nature. #55-1962 GHIA SELENE II "DREAM CAR" Coupe. S/N N/A. Pearl white/black and white vinyl. LHD. No signs of ever having driver's door and mirror. Interior dirty but not worn. Instrument panel plastic showing its age. Glass delaminating. Built on running chassis that no longer runs. One of two on offer—the other sold for $11,750. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $48,175. The Probe IV was the sum total ofFord's aerodynamic experience to that point, and its 0.152 coefL ficient ofdrag—the same as an F-16 fighter—is a testament to all that went into its design. Would make a great PlayStation2 play station. #50-1983 FORD MINI MAX Minivan. S/N N/A. Silver/red velour. LHD. Paint chipped engine or drivetrain. Suspension appears nonfunctional. Signs of repainting. Chrome pitted and oxidized on canopy. Vinyl ripped and cracked on rear passenger seats. Carpeting tatty. Condition good for a 40-year-old concept car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $88,125. Designed by Virgil Exner, Jr., along with his father, and perhaps the epitome of the space age bubble car folks back then thought we'd all be driving by now. #10-1979 FORD PROBE I CONCEPT Coupe. S/N N/A. Red with black lower body/ red cloth. LHD. Introduced at '79 Frankfurt auto show. One of Ford's first forays into passenger-vehicle aerodynamics. Paint chipping on nose. Driver's door dinged and badly scraped. Sports Car Market and crazed. Interior fair. Only driver's door works, and droops when open. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,288. The deal of the auction, and one of only two lots that sold below estimate. Minivans, even when offered as exotic concept cars, get no respect. #49-1985 FORD PROBE V CONCEPT Coupe. S/N N/A. Candy Apple Red/gray. LHD. Paint is comprehensively chipped, scratched, scraped and dinged all around. Interior possibly


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Christie's, Dearborn, MI served as overflow housing for chimpanzees from the Detroit Zoo. Mid-engined, but no longer running. Working suspension, steering, and sliding doors. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $19,975. Aerodynamic lessons learned here showed up on the first generation Taurus. A seriously unloved concept car, but going to a good home where the buyer appreciates the history and vows to restore it to the condition it deserves. #35-1988 FORD SPLASH Roadster. S/N N/A. Metallic blue/blue and gray neoprene. LHD. Non-working. Various touched-up paint chips. Seats dirty with signs of wear. Hot pink via a cable box and electric motors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $25,850. Although it doesn1 run, the Contour was the platform for features such as a patented transversely mounted straight-eight front-wheel-drive system (detailed mock-up underhood), fiber optic lighting, and a chemically bonded modular aluminum chassis. #32-1992 GHIA FOCUS CONCEPT Road- ster. S/N N/A. Metallic gunmetal/two-tone brown leather. LHD. 227 hp, 2,100-lb curb Market Reports nental. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $403,500. Nitpicking theflaws in this car is like complaining about the paint quality of the Mona Lisa, but it is sobering to see how this automotive treasure has fared over the last decade. Sold for seven times the low estimate of $60,000. #20-1993 FORD SYNTHESIS 2010 Sedan. S/N N/A. Ceramic blue/gray leather. LHD. Aluminum unit body. Hood shows unevenness and poor fit, but rest of gaps are very good. gauge lettering chipping off like cheap nail polish. Ken and Barbie not included. Designed by four students from Detroit's Center for Creative Studies. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $70,500. Full of innovations like retractable mud flaps, adjustable ride height, and detachable body panels. Splash is a concept that has more appeal than some of the vehicles aimed at today's youth market (did somebody say Pontiac Vibe?). #57-1990 FORD ZIG Roadster. Body by Ghia. SN N/A. Mica black/royal blue fabric with neon green. LHD. Fiesta platform. Big gaps weight. Paint developing a beautiful patina due to nickel/copper primer. Panel fit showing through paint. Interior leather scratched and water stained on both seat bottoms. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,107,500. Perhaps the epitome of everything a show car should be: flashy, unique, full of exotic details and materials, and completely impractical. Ifyou ever wondered what would happen if filmmaker David Cronenberg started designing cars, this is your answer. #56-1992 MUSTANG MACH III CONCEPT Convertible. S/N N/A. Jungle green pearl/gray. LHD. Excellent repaint over original Gorgeous paint. Chrome on door shows some pitting. Driver's window absent to allow showgoers easy access to internal view. Taurus styling lines abound. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,800. On the anniversary of Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV) in 1994, Synthesis 2010 appeared at the White House as an example of low emissions, recyclable autos. Vintage cell phone in console reminds us ofhowfar technology has progressed in the past ten years. #9-1994 FORD POWER STROKE Pickup Truck. S/N N/A. Sierra sun pearl/gray leather. LHD. Intended to introduce Ford's PowerStroke around doors. Large scratch on passenger door. Dirty interior, but no signs of wear. Rear-view mirror "stalk" is mangled. Odd color dash design is deteriorating. Appeared at 1990 Geneva Auto Show. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,350. An exercise in illustrating how vastly different vehicles can share the same platform. Counterpart Zag earned $29,375. #11-1991 FORD CONTOUR CONCEPT Coupe. S/N N/A. Dark sapphire pearl/light blue leather. LHD. Paint in great shape, interior leather red paint. Water stains on seats. Carpet very dirty. Built on production Mustang chassis with 450-hp, 4.6-liter supercharged V8 and six-speed manual transmission. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $491,500. SVT boss John Coletti's response to GM's 1993 Camaro and Trans Am. Body made from special composite material, and in true speedster spirit, has no provision for a top. The ultimate Mustang, and sale price—at twice the high estimate—shows it. #15-1993 LAGONDA VIGNALE Sedan. S/N N/A. Sorrent blue metallic/parchment leather and beechwood. LHD. Built by Ghia. and large scratch in front passenger's side window. Plastic wheels. Dummy interior; doors and hood do not open. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $47,000. Undeniably cool to look at, and looking at it is all you can do with this non-running design exercise. At least if the doors opened, you could take naps in it. #17-1996 FORD INDIGO Roadster. S/N very good. Driver's side window missing (or never existed); suicide rear doors. Wheels showing quite a bit of oxidation, and almost look tarnished. Steers September, 2002 Peeling and flaking chrome around window frames. Fiberglass cloth weave showing heavily through paint, small scratches on hood and front doors. Brake and gas pedal chrome wearing hard. Based on the chassis and drivetrain of a Conti- N/A. Red/black leather with gray inserts. LHD. Built by Reynard. Steering works, but dummy V12 under engine cover. Paint chips around door tops from one too many Bo and Luke Duke entries and exits? For a car that doesn't 29 7.3-liter turbo-diesel engines without giving away future truck designs. Show-quality pearlescent paint, flawless leather interior. Extremely shiny chrome. Built on a 1993 F-350 extended cab dually chassis. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $44,650. Fifih-wheel hitch in non-drivable truck perfect for that non-towable trailer you've got hanging around. A strand of Ford's truck DNA for the price of a loaded Expedition. #44-1995 LINCOLN SENTINEL Sedan. S/N N/A. Midnight gray green/gray cloth. LHD. Small paint scratches, small pits in chrome, Alb


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Market Reports Bonhams, Rolls Royce. UK – drive, it has lots of wear on four-point harnesses and raised tire lettering. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,125. One of two Indigos offered, this one had a complete interior and working doors; its counterpart had a dummy interior and sold for $42,300. Great appeal for wannabes: jump in, put your copy of "Sounds of Sebring" on the stereo and crank it up. #31 1996 FORD SYNERGY 2010 Coupe. S/N N/A. Titanium frost pearl/gray cloth. LHD. Uneven panel fit, paint chips in front - r-- spoiler. Interior very good. Photocopied operating instructions included for operating sideview mirror cameras, front and rear doors, courtesy/fog lamps, etc. Non-running platform. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,750. The Synergy 2010 was Ford's answer to the PNGV, stuffed full of expensive technology andfew driver interfaces— much like the nearly impossible new BMW 7 "Why Drive?" Series. #27 - but finish is full of swirls and scratches. Crazing on driver's door. Fiberglass body. Chrome very good. No soft top. Interior good except for wear to driver's seat bolster. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $103,400. Based on Lincoln LS running gear Could all those paint swirls be the result of Jacques Nasser 's late-night polishing sessions, seeking automotive therapy while his career was going down the tubes? #47 - 2000 FORD MUSTANG BULLITT 1997 MERCURY MC4 Coupe. S/N N/A. Dark green graphite/beige suede leather. LIID. Uneven gaps and misaligned panels. Beautiful color, especially under auction lights. CONCEPT Coupe. S/N 1FAFP42XOYF1000. Dark highland green metallic/dark charcoal. LHD. Typical Mustang build quality. Paint lightly duction model. A true example ofthe craftsmanship that goes into manufacturing show cars. Sold for almost the same money as the production model, and built with ten times the care. #24 - .411V—Thke 1999 FORD THUNDERBIRD CON- CEPT Convertible. S/N N/A. Evening black/ bright red leather. LHD. Stunning at a distance, Bonhams Rolls-Royce and Bentley sale, RREC Rally Weekend, Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire, UK June 22, 2002 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 29 Number of automotive lots sold: 18 Sale rate: 62% Sale total: $802,035 High: Lot #321, 1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Park Ward Salamanca Cabriolet sold at $101,250 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $80,000, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics F Some paint mars, some scratches on brushed aluminum grille. Front seats dirty but not worn. Glass delaminating from header over driver's side. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $645,500. The MC4 blew the top estimate of $120,000 into the weeds. Designed in the "New Edge" style and built on a 1996 Thunderbird running chassis with a 4.6liter V8, it has undeniable presence. Should have made it to production. #14-1999 LINCOLN BLACKWOOD CONCEPT Pickup Truck. S/N N/A. Black with Wenge wood trim/black leather. LHD. Paint in overall good shape with a small scratch in the right rear-passenger door and a flaw in the Wenge wood tailgate trim. Scuffs and scrapes in pickup bed's nickel plating. Interior good with some signs of wear. Based on running Navigator platform. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $52,875. Second prototype built, and almost identical to the pro- 30  scratched overall, probably from innumerable auto show cleanings with paper towels and Windex. Leather good. Headliner pulling away from windshield header. No floor mats. Running platform. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $68,150. Indistinguishable from the production model it inspired, and sold for many thousands over one you can actually take on the road. Aside from bragging rights, it's hard to tell what was purchased here.• Proof That There's a Bottom for Every Seat '00 XK8 coupe salvage, $28,299, E/K (pg. 42) '29 Ford Model A replica, $11,660, E/K (pg. 44) '39 Studebaker pickup rod, $16,165, E/K (pg. 45) '47 Tucker sedan, $57,240, E/K (pg. 45) '63 Mini 1000 SWB coupe, $9,810, B (pg. 50) or their annual Rolls-Royce and Bentleyonly fixture, Bonhams once again pitched their auction tent on former Fl team owner Lord Hesketh's Towcester Racecourse and provided the main entertainment during the first day of the RREC Rally weekend. Although the audience here is always one of the most marque-informed on the auction calendar, there is no guarantee that very many of them will wave their hands in the air and open their wallets. As is the case with so many Motor Club members who have an inflated idea of what their own cars are worth, consignors traditionally tend to cling to reserves that exceed market reality. This year, at least all the stock on offer was well displayed within the marquee— there were no second-class citizens parked outside. Happily, and unlike so many general collector car auctions at the moment, sad Shadows seeking final owners were in mercifully short supply. In the absence of any superstar lots this year (rivals Christie's having just sold Prince Michael of Kent's 1981 Phantom VI limousine for $238,875 in London, three times the lower estimate), four lots were worthy of special mention. Very elegant indeed was the 1921 40/50hp Silver Ghost with Salamanca coachwork by Park Ward, which was the high sale of the auction at $101,250 and had recently been exercised in the Queen's Golden Jubilee Tribute at Windsor Castle. Looking like a miniature Silver Ghost, a 1923 20hp Open-Drive Landaulette by Hooper Sports Car Market


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Market Reports was another class act and worthy of its $71,750 price tag. Combining fastback styling with the latest fins of the time, an H J Mulliner-bodied 1959 Bentley S1 Continental made $69,075 thanks in part to having first-owner provenance of actor Peter Sellers on file. Meanwhile, the customary barn find—in this case a 1929 40/ 50hp Phantom II just-about-rolling chassis— was by far the most viewed lot by dreamers, though in the real world the project only raised $6,555 from the trade. Investing in such daunting tasks at any price continues to make questionable economic sense. Compared to Bonhams 62% sale rate at Towcester in Northamptonshire, on the very same afternoon in the next county of Bedfordshire at Shuttleworth House, Cambridge auctioneers Cheffins shifted all three of their Rollers, with a 1980 Phantom VI limo from Japan making $71,514. The provincial minnows, who still charge their buyers a 5% premium rather than the 15% levied by the London houses, also clocked up their first $750,000 sale total. However, this milestone performance was greatly helped, as reported in SCM last month ("Inside Line," page 8), by a humble 1973 MGB-GT coupe, belonging to the late John Thornley, who was General Manager at MG from 1952 to 1969. This car achieved an absolutely incredible $186,375. How could this be? Why, on account of the highly collectible "MG 1" registration, for which a license plate dealer beat off MG-Rover themselves in what will certainly be remembered as one of the most fantastic saleroom shootouts of the year. As for the car, it is never going to be worth more than $4,500 or so.—R.H-E. Bonhams, Rolls-Royce, UK makeover in 1988. Shrinkage cracks in roof paint. Minor blistering to rear fender paint. Ivory fittings and wood inlays in rear. Mint Wefco spring gaiters. "Communications porthole" in sliding division. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $71,550. Although a serious collector paid near midestimate money, which was high for any 20hp, this mini-Ghost did have Hooper coachwork, as preferred by Royalty at the time. #322A-1927 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I 40/50HP Permanent Salamanca Town Car. S/N S445FL. Black over dark olive green/black leather, beige cloth. LHD. Odo: 5,016 miles. Division. First owned in New York. Original US Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $6,555. How do auction houses keep on unearthing these projects? Entrant was lookingfor an ambitious $9,000. Luckily for him, a British prewar R-R dealer was actually willing to take on this seemingly hopeless project, albeit for less. #315-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Limousine de Ville. Body by Thrupp & Maberly. S/N GNS44. Black over maroon over black/black leather and beige cloth. RHD. Block and head ENGLISH #321-1921 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST Salamanca Cabriolet. Body by Park Ward. S/N 182AG. Black over green over black/red. RHD. Odo: 5,768 miles. US resident 1930 to early 1970s. Paraded at Queen coachwork. Various touched-up marks to paint. Nickel-plated fittings all good, including Bausch & Lomb drum-type lamps. Chrome spare wheel carriers. Tinted glass and speaking tube for rear passengers. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $78,000. Cosmetics not sharp enough for RREC crowd, none of whom were prepared to meet the $90,000 sought. #311A-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I 40/50HP Torpedo Tourer. S/N 21CL. Twotone green. RHD. Odo: 6,739 miles. Aluminum hood. Rebodied by unknown coachbuilder in renewed in 1994. Paint rubbed av■ ay from driver's door edge. Bubbles on front fender. Poor plating on windshield surround and front window frames. Cracked front leather sagging. Water-marked rear corduroy. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,975. Really in need of a cosmetic makeover, hence $3,500 under the low estimate was wisely accepted. #309-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Barrel-Sided Tourer. S/N GSY79. Ivory over black/ green. RHD. Odo: 24,730 miles. Replica Barker body installed by unknown coachbuilder about Mum's 100th Birthday and E II's Golden Jubilee bash. Older restoration still mainly good, apart from shrinkage cracks in black paint on B-pillars and tops of rear doors. Huge CAV headlamps perfect. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $101,250. Surprisingly, $11,250 below the lower estimate bought one of most elegant R-R Salamancas to hit the open market in recent years. #317-1923 ROLLS-ROYCE 20HP OpenDrive Landaulette. Body by Hooper. S/N 81K6. Black over dark blue/black leather, blue cloth. RHD. Given sympathetic cosmetic 32 1970s. Touched-up fender blemishes. Good nickel-plate. Fair wood. Worn seats. Dual-cowl hinged rear cover complete with Auster screen and side deflectors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $66,600. Even at near mid-estimate valuation, this was a good value for an open Phantom. #305-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II 40150HP Rolling Chassis. S/N 12XJ. Rusty black. RHD. Odo: 47,704 miles. Once a sales promo Sedanca for Thrupp & Maberly. Ended up doing funereal duties from 1937-67. Chassis, engine, box, steering, suspension and brakes included, all with traces of proverbial straw. seven years ago. Paint stone-chipped. Brightwork freshly rechromed. Leather cracked. Workmanlike engine bay presentation. Large travelling trunk on back. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,050. Not particularly nice (or nasty). Correctly valued, especially with plenty of future wedding hire potential. #313-1935 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25HP Sedanca de Ville. Body by Barker. S/N GSF15. Mason's black over ivory/brown hide. RHD. Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Inonfir - Bonhams, Rolls-Royce, UK rebuild. Fabulous paint, brightwork, trim and wood with vulnerable fins still sound. Minor scratches around door locks. Milky windshield base. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $69,075. Allowing for the necessary correction of the minor flaws, this car was correctly valued at just over the lower estimate. $53,400. An attractive one-off coachbuilt Mark VI in good mechanical—if not cosmetic—order, which raised a top-estimate price. #311-1951 BENTLEY Mk VI 4.25 Road- Odo: 60,680 miles. Division. Stored for 35 years before recent refurbishment. Chrome on headlamps, driving lamp and horns pitted. Top of front passenger window yellowing. Retrimmed front bench seat, rear leather looks to be original. Original cocktail cabinet intact. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $43,500. Although blessed with preferred Barker coachwork, the $52,500 minimum required bid was too optimistic. #320-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP PHANTOM III Sedanca de Ville. Body by J Gurney Nutting. S/N 3BU162. Midnight blue over black/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 26,671 miles. ster. S/N B35KL. Verdant green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 4,530 miles. Body by Nostalgia Cars of Honiton, Devon, in early 1990s. Well-crafted #316-1962 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V Limousine. Body by Park Ward. SN 5BX82. Green/green leather with cloth inserts. RHD. Odo: 31,732 miles. Automatic, division. Good paint. Bulkhead corroded. Carburetor crudely painted. Rear squab leather poor. Raked division sealing rubber hanging loose. Integral luggage trunk generous. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $57,525. Fresh to market, having been in Portugal since the 1980s. Requiring a recommissioning, though, so consider this Pill correctly valued at just under the low estimate. #306-1949 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH Touring Limousine. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N WDC30. Brown over mushroom over brown/tan. RHD. Odo: 15,792 kms. Division. $21,000 in receipts for recent mechanical Jag SS 100-styled special only recently completed. Super Bentley Le Mans EXP8 paint, brightwork, trim, top and wiring. Only less-thanstunning engine bay detailing disappointed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $64,950. A great looker well executed. The result, which was $12,450 over the top estimate, flabbergasted the vendor #308-1958 BENTLEY S14.9 CONTINENTAL Coupe. Body by James Young. S/N BC29EL. Dark green/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 40,361 miles. Automatic, whitewalls. Last restored in mid-1980s. Paint only fair with minor $150,000 spent on over-the-top restoration including TV/VCR, fax, telephones in both rear armrests, Champagne cooler, rear-view security camera, darkened glass and silk blinds. Paint, brightwork, trim and wood all perfect. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $135,000. Significantly higher spec than originally delivered. No takers at the $200,000+ required. Without Royal/major celeb provenance, the reserve was far too expensive. #322-1962 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II LWB Sedan. Body by James Young. S/N LCD1. Two-tone green/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 82,513 miles. Automatic. Thickly marks and chipped door edges. Brightwork good. Interior clean. Original picnic tables and smoker's companion intact. Non-period Radiomobile. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,500. One of only 14 four-door Contis from JY. Repainted, it would have made $12,000 more. work on file. Poor paint with a large flake missing off of driver's door. In need of a rechrome. Worn, dirty leather. Interior vanity light assembly missing from one rear pillar. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. Required a complete cosmetic makeover, so it should have sold. Owner was optimistically looking for more. #310-1951 BENTLEY Mk VI 4.25 Drophead Coupe. Body by Derek LeyshonJames. S/N B242MD. Green metallic/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 77,063 miles. Fully restored in early 1990s, concours winner in 1992. Still glossy, though with some cracks. Scuffs to seat leather. Original wood only fair. Cond: 2. SOLD AT 34  #324-1959 BENTLEY S14.9 CONTINENTAL Coupe. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N BC5OFM. Red/magnolia leather with red piping. RHD. Odo: 36,099 miles. Automatic. Owned by actor Peter Sellers, then inherited by his son. Recent body-off restoration and engine orange peel to paint. Windshield rubber splitting. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,730. Allthe money and then some at this near-retail price. There's no shortage of these in the classifieds, they will never go up in value, and they are horrendously expensive to maintain, let alone repair or restore. #320A-1968 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM VI Limousine. Body by Mulliner Park Ward. S/N PRH4181. Black over maroon/burgundy leather, beige cloth. RHD. Odo: 70,650 miles. Sports Car Market repainted. Lower paint poor. Badly touched-up door edges. Unsightly cracked front seat leather. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. The required $30,000 was unobtainable. $22,000 would have been generous, even for a JY LWB. #302-1967 BENTLEY T Sedan. S/N SBH2482. Dark blue/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 115,443 miles. Automatic. Bubbling, cracks and


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Bonhams, Rolls-Royce, UK Ward. S/N CRH7499. Silver sand over garnet. RHD. Odo: 38,026 miles. Claimed to be unrestored. Various paint chips. Cracks to paint on rear fender ledge. Badly scored front fender chrome. Front leather cracked. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,838. This two-door coachbuilt Shadow was accurately reserved by the entrant and correctly valued by the new owner #301-1970 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW I Sedan. S/N SRH8507. Two-tone blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 9,563 miles. Automatic. Poor paint and brightwork. Sills freshly Automatic, division. Good early mayoral history. Totally and expensively refurbished since 1995. Superb. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $69,000. Considering the exceptional condition, landing this PVI at $6,000 below the low estimate made this the best buy of the sale. #312-1968 ROLLS-ROYCE Convertible. Body by H J Mulliner. S/N CRH5011. Burgundy/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 80,457 renewed. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $6,000. With the glut ofdiscarded Shadow Is on the market, ones like this have little chance at any price. And "sillsfi-eshly renewed" hardly inspires confidence. #314-1975 BENTLEY CORNICHE Si Convertible. Body by Mulliner Park Ward. S/N DBH 21403. Dark green/black leather. RHD. Odo: 63,573 miles. Factory-fit black gloss wood, miles. Automatic. Paint and brightwork fair. Worn and dirty seats. Engine bay uncared for. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $24,150. Correctly valued by all concerned With some serious cleanup, might be worth quite a bit more. #318-1969 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Convertible. Body by Mulliner Park Ward. S/N DRH6971. Gray metallic/burgundy leather. RHD. Odo: 84,565 miles. Automatic. Last repainted in 1984. Bubbling under with dark brown. RHD. Odo: 120,355 miles. Automatic. Older repaint with rear wheel arch bubbling. Window rubber cracking. Color gone from driver's seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,075. One of only 24 Mulsanne Turbos on LWB chassis. Mid-estimate valuation about right. High miles for this type of luxury car, and they probably haven't been easy ones. #323-1995 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR III Sedan. S/N SCAZS12C6TCH 851322410M/NIT. Silver/gray leather with dark gray piping. RHD. Odo: 41,540 miles. Automatic. Occasional tables in rear. Market Reports #304A-1983 BENTLEY MULSANNE TURBO LWB Sedan. S/N SCBZNOTOE CH08595. Willow gold/oatmeal leather front seat headrests and Sundym glass. Modern steering wheel. Paint okay. Leather cracked, particularly in front. Engine bay unloved. Quite rare. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,500. $30,000 all-in would probably have gotten the job done. Decanters and glasses all present. Wedgwood china tea service. Kettle in armrest. Refrigerator in trunk. Lambs wool over-rugs. All original and very nearly as new. Only light wear from seat belts. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $38,813. Single - family owned and fully deserving top dollar result.• assicshowcaseeddm passenger door paint. Dirty marked seats. Top renewed in 2000. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $21,750. Simply not smart enough to warrant the $28,000 required When new, these Rollers make a powerful statement ofwealth, albeit perhaps a bit taste-challenged But when they become just used cars, their values plummet. #319-1969 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Coupe. Body by Mulliner Park -at& Classic Showcas September, 2002  "Offering a Fine Selection of Classic European Vehicles World Class Restoration Facility, Guaranteed Show Winners" Sales Dept: 760-747-3188 • Buying/Restoring: 760-747-9947 • Fax: 760-747-4021 San Marcos, CA 92069-3028 USA • management@classicshowcase.com 35


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Market Reports KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP Kensington Motor Group The Hamptons Auto Classic, Bridgehampton, New York May 25, 2002 tJ  Auctioneers: Chuck Adcock, Omar Landis, Jim Landis Number of automotive lots: 91 Number of automotive lots sold: 27 Sale rate: 30% Sale total: $556,600 High: Lot #27, 1960 Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe, sold at $121,000, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10% Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics M emorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off of summer, and The Hamptons Auto Classic, held in Bridgehampton, Long Island, is as good a place as any to spend it. Bridgehampton is a bit of a drive from New York City, but the early season crowd of beach house renters, locals and weekenders make the shopkeepers and restauranteurs a happy bunch. Peter Mole, the owner of Kensington Motor Group, is happy to contribute to the local economy in a town where a "cottage," if located in the right neighborhood, can be a multimillion dollar affair. Mole is the driving force behind the Saturday Hampton Auto Classic as well as the Sunday event, The Hamptons Concours d'Elegance. This year's Concours was held as a benefit for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Actor Alec Baldwin, son of Ms. Baldwin, aided this worthy cause by serving as the honorary chief judge as well as the co-master of ceremonies of the Concours. The 2002 event got cooperation from the weather that was missing last year—no torrential rains to turn the auction field into a sea of Goodyear-grabbing mud. The turnout was also improved, no doubt for the same reason. With approximately 100 cars to be auctioned, the size of the event is just about right for a casual afternoon's worth of tire kicking. After all, most buyers at auctions end up first as lookers, then registered bidders, finally reaching the "Honey, guess what I bought today!" stage. A world-record sale price of $121,000 was set for a quite nice, yet not perfect, 1960 Jaguar XK 150. Two 1955 Cadillac Eldorados sold, one for $19,580, while the other found a new home for $49,500. While Peter Mole wished the results had been higher, he was still upbeat about the weekend as a whole. "We had around 3,000 people out to look at the cars on both days, a significant increase from last year," remarked Mole. "Certainly, I would have preferred that we had sold more cars, but auctions rarely become successful in just a few years. It takes time to es- 36  Kensington, Bridgehampton, IVY tablish traditions and to become a fixture on collectors' and enthusiasts' calendars. With the quality of cars improving each year, we're expecting an even bigger event next year." The Hamptons area has a rich history of automobile events—Bridgehampton was until recently the site of one of the finer drivers' racetracks in the world. With continued hard work on the part of the organizers, we expect that both the Hamptons Auto Classic Auction and the Hamptons Concours d'Elegance will assume increasing importance in the collector car world.— D.K. ENGLISH #34-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. SIN N/A. Olde English White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 77,923 miles. Some slight problems with door leather is chipped and torn. Wood has been refillished in incorrect color. Broken antenna, filthy carpets. Paintwork okay. Overall, not awful, not good. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $20,500. An over-thetop bidfor a left-hand-drive example in this shape. It's the same old dilemma here: a nice one is worth twice this bid, but the restoration costs to make this into a nice example would exceed $35,000. Buy nice cars: spend more, save more. #68-1959 JAGUAR XK 150 Roadster. S/N W143GP. Imperial maroon/black leather. LHD. Odo: 50,667 miles. Four-speed, chrome wires. gaps, but still a decent recently restored example. Painted wires. Full side curtains. Cloth top is dirty and shows signs of improper storage. A light cleaning will help. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. I'll call this high bid underpriced, but not by lots. A fully restored example is a tough haul at anything above $55,000. Seller was wise to hang on and wait for a more generous bid. #5-1957 MGA Convertible. S/N MDR43/ 68106. Dark green/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 57,164 miles. A very honest restoration, not Fresh carpets, interior kit was correct but has some mottling. Very good interior, new top. Straight sides, some panel gap problems. Good color combination, very attractive presentation. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $52,000. If the high bidder wasn't the potted palm in the back of the tent, then this one should have gone to a new ownerfor the amount bid. Quite a nice example, but it takes a great car to bring much more. This car was nice, but not spectacular. #21-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 Fixed-Head Coupe. SN N/A. Olde English White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 1,491 miles. Automatic. Poor door and vent fit, trunk fit horrible. Good chrome. totally correct but not overdone. In need of lots of light cleaning at the preview. Good chrome, very good paint and interior. Top is like new. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. A few thousand short of what the owner might have expected, but within the range for a less-than-topnotch MGA. Lots of reasons to like this car, including colors and condition. #60-1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I Saloon. S/N LSNH132. Dark blue/ red leather. LHD. Odo: 60,704 miles. Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette, Lucas fog lamps. No A/C. Replaced leather to front is incorrect type, rear Interior is all there, yet suffers from poor fit on dash and door panels. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $22,000. Car card says it's a '59, it's really a '60. 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' Kensington, Bridgehampton, IVY #27-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 Drophead Coupe. S/N N/A. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 87,583 miles. Automatic. Fresh body-off 100point restoration—owner says over $100k was Market Reports FM cassette. Very good paint, interior is fresh, recently refinished. Trim bits show early signs of corrosion reappearing—possible beach use since restoration? Fresh Michelin LTX radials. Fog lamp, safari roof. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. A likeable Landy, but at this kind of price there is plenty of competition with later models that have less panache but more creature comforts. All the money, but not enough to make the owner let this one loose. #6-1962 MORRIS MINI MOKE Convert- ible. S/N 99H147H. British Racing Green/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 23,406 kms. Lots of incorrect bits (wheels, steering wheel, rubber matting, later-style countered seats), but with spent. Also says the car is an AACA winner, but no tag was displayed. Straight sides, clean. Vent window rubbers dry, chrome on wire wheels shows light rust areas. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $121,000. Not a 100-pointer in my book, yet this must be a world record price at an auction for an XK 150 drophead coupe with an automatic. Let's hope the buyer intends on getting his payback through years of service—an impossible price to replicate. #36-1961 JAGUAR XKE 3.8 SI Convert- ible. S/N 875088. Dark blue/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 9,761 miles. Very nice presentation. Excellent interior, leather and console. Carpets are Mokes, anything goes. Paint has some scratches, interior is clean. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $8,600. These are cars that you either get or you don't. I get them because I've driven dozens of Mini Mokes and they are more fun than a regular Mini to drive. Bid seemed fair enough to me; owner thought otherwise. #17-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III Convertible. S/N HBJ8L-27155. Silver blue. LHD. Odo: 20,744 miles. Full restoration completed in the spring 2002. Rebuilt motor. New car Tough to guess why the buyer didn't let this one follow the high bidder home. $10,500 is a respectable bid for a nice example with fewflaws or stories. #64-1967 CATERHAM SUPER 7 Roadster. SN N/A. Unpainted aluminum/black leather. LHD. Odo: 1,226 miles. Motor blueprinted to nicely fitted and correct. Paint and chrome are excellent and without flaws. Pirelli P4000 radials make a logical, if not correct, choice. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Ran through again to a $55,000 high bid. Everyone in the crowd liked this one, and with good reason. I am still trying to guess why the owner didn't cut this one loose at $80k. I have an idea, and you probably do as well. #70-1962 LAND ROVER SWB 88" Utility Wagon. S/N 24406812A. Creme tan/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,741 miles. 4x4. Sony AM/ Formula Ford specs. MSD electronic ignition, eight-gallon fuel cell, five-point racing harnesses, double adjustable Spax coil-overs front and rear. FIA roll bar with removable brace, Mini-Lites, aluminum honeycomb sides and floor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,450. There is a distinct pecking order to the Lotus Super 7, Rotus, Caterham, Birkin, et. al continuation crowd. Once we get past the Lotus portion of the equation, I get lost in the details. Nice car; seller thought it was worth more. #32-1969 MGC Convertible. S/N GCNIU7390G. Maroon/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 52,325 miles. Tidy interior and new top. Seat upholstery is well fitted, with no sags or torn hydraulics, wiring, chrome, leather. 72-spoke chrome Dayton wires. British Motor Heritage certificate. Recently unsold at a high bid of $42,000 at Christie's Rockefeller Center auction. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. Just not the right crowd for this one to find a new home. For a big Healey to bring top money, you've got to have the combination of an eager crowd with several motivated bidders, and a great car Will bring more the next time around. #69-1967 MGB Convertible. S/N GHN34119292. Olde English White/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 82,705 miles. Different type of carpet in front and rear. No radio. Older restoration on what appears to be a very honest car. Very good paint and chrome. Some wear to interior, door panels have light scuffing. A great driver with local show potential. Two tops. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. This was a nice example, but by no means a world-class September, 2002  bits. Carpets show wear. Very good paint is not quite to show quality. Star hit in windshield. Strangely, most rubber trim looks replaced, yet headlight gasket is flaky. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,260. The MGC-GT and convertible was a one-year-only import to the States. The buyer got an excellent deal on this hard-to-find sixcylinder sports car Not a steal, but certainly a money-in-the-bank keeper to the right owner #93-1975 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR III Convertible. S/N 23111676. Dark blue/saddle tan leather. LHD. Odo: 14,530 miles. Chrysler V8. Interior redone in original style, minus the 37


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Market Reports Kensington, Bridgehampton, NY #7-1971 PORSCHE 911T Targa. S/N 9111111320. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 73,193 miles. Sony AM/FM cassette. Plenty of Velcroed-on headrests. Good wood, removablefaceplate radio. Decent paintwork, but still lacks some "oomph." Might color-sand out to be better. Missing passenger door mirror. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $23,000. And you were hoping to sell for how much? This is the end ofthe line dollarwise for an Interceptor in this shape. With a hood gap that only a British dentist could love, the seller 's boat might have just set sail. #14-1984 JAGUAR XJS Coupe. S/N SAJNV5583EC114262. British Racing Green/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 60,932 miles. XJRS suspension, brakes, bumpers. Pioneer AM/FM CD, Pirelli P6000 tires. Very nice 51,390 miles. Sony AM/FM CD. At one time this car was waxed with paste wax and left to sit—only swirls remain where the paint once stood. Nasty interior has faded and torn leather, carpets and mats. No visible rust-through. Rusty chrome. Miles reportedly original. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $3,000. You gotta love these cars to see any hope here, but they do have their following. Was said to be nice mechanically; let 's hope that rumor was true. About as far fi-om a babe magnet as any Benz ever got. After-auction sale. #53-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 2805E Cabriolet. S/N 111025101173. Burgundy/black leather. LHD. Odo: 4,976 miles. Original Becker wear showing in refreshingly untouched interior. Flat seats, worn-through carpets, dye worn off of intact steering wheel. Good paint has some light bubbling at points of contact with chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,500. Car was bid to $10,500 on the block, sold shortly afterwards for $2,000 more (including commission). Well over what the experts say to pay here, but to me this appeared to be an honest and stock example. #2-1986 PORSCHE 944 TURBO Coupe. S/N WPOAA0951GN153189. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 103,767 miles. Sunroof, AM/FM interior, good paint, very good chrome. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,305. Said to be one of 24 cars with a 3.6-liter and a five-speed. These are more used cars than collector vehicles, and that unlikely to change with the passage of time. A potential savvy buy for a dedicated Jag collector, or maybe just cheap fun for today. #49-1986 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE II Convertible. Body by Mulliner Park Ward. SN SCAZD42A3GCX13936. Mason's black/saddle tan. LHD. Odo: 46,609 miles. Nardi wood Europa T2 radio, plus Alpine AM/FM CD under dash. Very good paint, has a few touch-up spots, but nothing serious. Excellent chrome, fresh top. Very good interior in original style and with original content. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. The high bid was a little light, but not entirely unfair. Another $5,000 might just have gotten the job done. Super examples struggle to reach the $40,000 mark. #28-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Road- ster. S/N 11304415012391. Silver/black leather. LHD. Odo: 77,028 miles. Automatic. Correct Blaupunkt AM/FM, FrigiKing air conditioning. cassette. Recent detail job on "just a Porsche." Scrapes and dents on driver's side, broken "Turbo" badge in the rear, dings on passenger door. Buffed-through paint. Clean interior shows less wear than miles indicate. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,700. Did someone hear the siren call of "Daddy, buy me a Porsche" and succumb? A bit on the high side for miles and condition, but it sure is red! As with all cheap sports cars, the real question concerns the costs looming ahead. #15-1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SL Con- vertible. S/N WDBFA66E8LF005539. White/ gray leather. LHD. Odo: 65,727 miles. Normal steering wheel. Some nicks and chips in front bumper, balance of paint laid thick in some places. Very good leather, excellent wood. Offered for sale TMU—Total Miles Unknown. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. 1986 was the first year of importationfor the Comiche II Way too cheap for a 1986 Corniche II convertible, even with the guessing game miles factored in. Seller did not even have to think about selling at this level. GERMAN #92-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 219 Sedan. S/N 2199501188. Gray/red leather. LHD. Odo: 38  Good paint, very good seats, wood and chrome. Shows very well throughout, though there are some paint flaws visible under the rear deck lid and on the hard top. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Even though it looks like an add-on unit, the air conditioning setup is correct. Seller could have taken this generous offer without regret. There are lots of 280SLs to choose from in this price range. wear to interior, nothing hateful on the exterior. Service stickers indicate Florida history. Paint and bodywork good, top appears fresh. No hard top. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $30,800. The introduction of the new SL has not been a good thing for older SL values. These cars were eclipsing $40,000 12 months ago. Sports Car Market


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Kensington, Brid_gehampton, IVY #24-1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 500SEC Coupe. S/N WDBGA70E3PA140854. White/ tan leather. LHD. Odo: 69,296 miles. Moonroof, full console, full leather to front and rear. $19,000. Owner states $10,000 spent since 1999, which is believable. If you don't mind a sign on the back of your car that reads, "Yes, it's a Fiat, but it has a Ferrari engine," then this Dino is for you. Good presentation, worth a little more. #38-1969 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 Coupe. S/N 13041. Gray metalflake/black leather. LHD. Odo: 80,065 miles. Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo, Market Reports portant feature, as replacing it will cost half as much as the car, and its needed to count off the minutes to your next repair At least the injected cars were the best of the series. SWEDISH #75-1995 SAAB 900 TURBO Convertible. S/N Y53AL76L4R7002482. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 51,331 miles. Front bumper shows Some scrapes in both bumpers, but other bodywork good. Driver's seat leather hard but still serviceable. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. The 500SEC is a bank vault on wheels, laden with features. The bid price was a tad light, but not far off the mark. Yesteryear 's glamour car can be a tough sell as the times change. Who brags about owning a 9-year-old Mercedes-Benz coupe? ITALIAN #35-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 6923. Red/saddle tan. LHD. Odo: 67,498 miles. Very good chrome and Nardi wood steering wheel with black spokes and center. Power windows. Very nice paint and chrome. Large chunk of leather tom away on headrest, balance of leather dry but serviceable. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. The honesty of seeing a car this age with original leather is always nice, but when large sections ofhide turn up MIA, even the Brits have trouble passing it off as patina. A likeable example, fully priced at the high bid. #11-1982 FERRARI 308 GTSi Targa. SN ZFFAA02A2C0042389. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 29,839 miles. Rock-hard, extra-dry plenty of use by the park-by-touch crowd, balance of bodywork clean. Good Michelins, clean interior, paintwork appears original and still bright. Plenty of miles left on this used car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,500. Car was bid to $5,600 on the block and announced "sold with an if." That "if" cost the new owner quite a bit more, yet the buyer got a good deal on a decent example. SOUTH AFRICAN #56-1967 BIRIUN SUPER 7 Roadster. S/N N/A. Gray with red stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 760 miles. 2.0-liter Ford Zetec engine. Exotic Car Transport paintwork, good dash wood. Some wear to seats and console. Carpets strong but not perfect. Very nice car, owner displayed known for-sale listings for this very car on card—a good presentation. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $125,000. The 275 GTS seems to be the official auction car of 2002. I've seen more of these than 330 2+2s at recent auctions. Bid was definitely on the light side, as we've seen super examples change hands nearer to $200,000. #23-1967 FIAT DINO Spider. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 1350S0000449. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 27,309 lcms. Cromodora knockoffs, RJS Safety Equipment harness belts. Alu- leather seats, plenty of fresh ArmorAll to seats and top. Front bumper cracked and mottled. Star chips on front fender, plenty of other chips and touch-ups. $30,000 reserve. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $21,500. The high bid was a fully priced amount for a 308 GTSi in this condition and with this many visible flaws. You can buy a no-excuses example with ultra-low miles for around $30,000, your choice of colors. #13-1987 MASERATI BiTURBO SI Coupe. S/N ZAMAM1102HB317061. Black/saddle tan. LHD. Odo: 33,737 miles. Blaupunkt ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! 1 0, 0,-._.  ....... ------- 1-800-766- "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." www.exoticcartransport.corn minum dash. Very good paint and chrome. Interior shows wear, has a kind of "Italian vinyl patina" that make flaws appear less troublesome. New Konis, rocker panels and top-end motor rebuild. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT September, 2002 AM/FM cassette, most wood in dash good Some wear to seats and console. Extremely ugly red covering on steering wheel. Some light rust bubbling on window trim under driver's door windows. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,750. Missing the Maserati clock on the dashboard—an im- Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 39


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Market Reports bidder interest at this venue equated to no sale. Willys don't have the cachet of the Fiat and Renault wicker-basket specials; this bid could have been taken. #57-1951 BUICK ROADMASTER Convertible. S/N 46215086. Baby blue/dark and baby blue leather and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 67,977 Kensington, Bridgehampton, NY #44-1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 Coupe. S/N 558L18491. Yellow and white/yellow and white cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: Carbon fiber nose, dash, front fenders. RCI fivepoint harness on both seats, 13x17-inch Panasport wheels. "Titled in Texas as a 1967, no emissions." A new car with only dirt under its fingernails. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $20,500. A brand-new car with less than 1,000 miles and lots of options. Its tough to figure out the market segment these cars appeal to. They are clearly the best 7s ever built, but they are eligible for exactly zero vintage events. So what do you do with them? AMERICAN #58-1942 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER Convertible. S/N 6675753. Dark green. LHD. Odo: 555 miles. When making plastic trim to miles. Some good paint over seriously flawed and wavy bodywork. Door jambs appear to be painted with a brush. Very clean and fresh interior, new top. Optimistic racing seat belts. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. A true 20-footer, this Buick looks good at a distance, but fatal flaws lurk everywhere. A full restoration away from being a nice example, the sellers made a major mistake by not setting this Bondo buoy adrift. #54-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 3503. Polo White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,749 miles. NCRS Top Flight award. Fully 40,487 miles. Note to seller: leaving work gloves and twine on the front seat does not build confidence in potential buyers. Incorrect interior, dash painted yellow. Still has a wellfaded sticker from a previous auction. Etched yellow roses in both rear windows. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,610. A homegrown incorrect restoration, full of lots of "personalized" items that mean only problems to the next owner. I'll count this as a good deal for both buyer and seller, provided the buyer likes the silly bits added and gets to keep the gloves. #29-1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 6200703. Medium blue/white and blue leather. LHD. Odo: 68,531 miles. Automatic, Autronic eye. Power windows, seat, look like wood was still a new thing, this car was king. Very nice paint and cloth top, good chrome trim. Interior really falls down with cheap vinyl and some loose trim. A great ten-footer. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Very few cars were assembled in 1942, as the start of WWII put an end to production. Fewer still had anywhere near this much chrome, as it was being saved for the war effort. High bid was light by perhaps 30%. #22-1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER Convert- ible. SiN 44162497. White/maroon vinyl. LHD. Odo: 78,715 miles. Very clean throughout. Excellent vinyl interior, good paint, fresh tires. restored, with some light dirt and lighter wear. Outside of cloth top shows age. Very clean underhood and detailed chassis. All numbers correct. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $49,000. Lots of choices for the potential 1954 Corvette buyer are available in the high $40,000 range. This car was not worth stretching beyond $50,000—cars at this price level should have a crispness this one lacked. #39-1955 CADILLAC ELDORADO Convertible. S/N 556264193. Dark blue/red and white leather. LHD. Odo: 96,060 miles. Dual top, steering and brakes. A very nice, recent restoration with some use. Great paint and chrome, excellent top. Very light pitting on interior chrome, some wear to seats. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $49,500. Quality restorations hold up better than those just thrown together. This one was quality. A great buy on a well-restored yet no-longer-new Eldo. Guide books don't cross $50,000 for these cars, so consider this one fully priced. #83-1956 FORD F-150 Pickup. S/N FlOD6R21161. Red/red cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 48,383 miles. Carpeted, Jensen AM/FM CD. Was "road restored," then used as a work Incorrect carpet, but looks good nonetheless. Top is a frame only, which is no help, but it's a beach car anyway. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. Even though beach cars continue to be a hot segment of the collector car market, no 40 four-barrel carbs. Some dings and scrapes, but decent paintwork otherwise. Was last used in New York Yankees baseball club parade. Very nice interior. A driver, not a show vehicle. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $19,580. Dead-on correct in the pricing department, this friendly appearing Cadillac should provide the new owner with lots of summertime fim. Keep it away from any restoration, keep the fluids fresh and drive it once a week. Enjoy a good buy. truck afterwards. Paint quality is fair to good, lots of shine and overspray. Rear stakes made of 2x4s, stained plywood floor cover. A cheapo restoration. Bronco GT tires on Pep Boys mags. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $4,000. A mild custom pickup that is truly neither unique nor Sports Car Market


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eElag / Kruse, Las Vegas, NV stock—just a mix of assembled-in-a-hurry bits and shiny red paint. Pickup trucks continue to be a hot corner in the collector-car world. You could argue that the high bid was near the cost of parts. #43-1959 CADILLAC 62 Convertible. S/N 60L132669. White/red and white leather. LHD. Odo: 22,912 miles. California black-plate car. eBay/Kruse Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada May 31-June 2, 2002 Auctioneers: Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse, Brent Earlywine 1988 AACA Junior first. Power windows without power vents. Air conditioning. Older restoration shows some flaws, yet is still too nice to re-restore. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. The seller wanted $55,000, which would have been fine if it were an Eldorado. High bid was close to market correct for a 62, perhaps a few thousand short of where it should have been. #12-1982 CHEVROLET CORVETTE TTop Coupe. S/N 1G 1 AY078XC5122342. Gold/ gold leather. LHD. Odo: 19,004 miles. V8, Cross Fire injection, automatic. "Collector Edition," Number of automotive lots: 311 Number of automotive lots sold: 177 Sale rate: 56.9% Sale total: $3,928,195 High: Lot #201, 2002 Shelby Cobra roadster, sold at $212,000, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 6% C Sony AM/FM CD added. Air conditioning. Power brakes, steering, seat, windows, locks. Full gold leather does not show wear well. Very tacky rubber floor mats don't help. $21,000 reserve. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Splitting the difference between the bid price and the reserve would get us to $18,500, right where this car belongs. If the buyer and seller read this and agree, just send me a coupon for a free dinner at a non-chain restaurant somewhere near D.C.• Classics, Anyone? '30 Durant L35 sedan $8,268, E/K (pg.44) '31 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer, $326,276 B (pg.48) '33 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Tourer, $31,050, B (pg.32) '36 MG-PB, $21,160, B (pg.49) Going Topless '62 Rambler American, $6,042, E/K (pg. 46) '74 Pontiac, $3,180, E/K (pg. 46) '55 Cadillac Eldorado, $19,580, KMG (pg.40) '69 MGC, $7,260, KMG (pg. 37) '62 Jaguar XKE, $65,410, B (pg.49) September, 2002 Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics all it the giant meeting of the bays, if you will. EBay Motors/Kruse meets Mandalay Bay for the first time. The Mandalay Bay hotel is one of the newer mega-properties in Las Vegas, with all the resort features one can expect in a hotel with thousands of rooms, a huge series of casinos and a few dozen restaurants—normal stuff only in a city as abnormal as Vegas. EBay Motors/Kruse is, of course, one of the largest players in the collector car game by any standard, producing numerous auctions around the country, with a series of new venues replacing some of the older, now-dropped locations. The auction was held in the event center at the hotel, a large auditorium with stadium seating for observers and the floor reserved for the cars, the auction-goers and booths and vendors' stalls. There was no room inside for the cars that were in the lineup to be sold, so they were kept a good hike away in one of the hotel garages. This less-than-perfect arrangement will be remedied when the now-under-construction convention center opens next door and the auction moves to that attached facility. Some other premiere event teething problems surfaced, but there remains plenty of time before next year's Las Vegas auction to get things straightened out. As a first-time effort, Mandalay Bay can only be viewed as a success. With a sale rate of 57% and $3.9m in sales, expect the auction to return next year. Three out of six Ferraris changed hands, with a 1978 512 BB taking top honors in that category at $59,360. To 400i owners' collective dismay, both examples offered this weekend went unsold at $32,000 and $22,500. A nice 1959 Porsche Convertible D sold for $51,940, which was expensive but reasonable, considering its known history. Both television cars brought to this sale returned home with their consignors. The Green Hornet was passed over at $51,000, while the "Force III" Trans Am (don't worry if you've never heard of the show, most of America hasn't ENGLISH #180-1954 MG-TF Roadster. S/N XPAGTF3225. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 57,132 miles. Disc wheels. Older restoration, Market Reports either) barely raised a yawn, let alone a bid. It buzzed off the block at $10,600. The spirit of this auction was upbeat, and even giddy at times. The formula that these two companies are working out—selling cars while filling hotel rooms at a time of year when bookings are low—is a winning combination. And if there is anything Vegas claims to like, it's winners.— D.K. plenty of wear on paint at seams, around gas tank and at hood welting. Chrome fair to very good. Seats, door panels and dash holding up well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,310. A good buy for an end user With fresh paint and some detail work, this could be a solid #2 car Best bet would be to use and enjoy it as is, keep it for a few years, then sell it with no regrets and a possible small financial gain. #714-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III Sedan. S/N SKP275. Regal Red/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 61,807 miles. Not a bad example, unlike so many right-hand-drive Clouds found at auction. Original leather has light respray and some hardening, but could be improved with Hide Food. Good wood, good paint. Appears to be a recent import. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,066. Send it back! This car is worth more in a right-hand-drive country where it has real value as a usable piece, unlike here, where it remains a tough-to-drive also-ran. Cheap enough at this price to repatriate and make a good profit. #512-1969 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Sedan. S/N SRD21050. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 38,699 miles. Registered to Frank Zappa's International Absurdities, Inc., in North Hollywood. Includes Quadrasonic 8track and Blaupunkt AM/FM. A tired example with weak wood, worn leather, average paint and good chrome. License plate reads "RDNZL." Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. 41


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Market Reports eBag / Kruse, Las Vegas, NV If anyone tries to tell you this was the Rolls that Zappa drove, they're wrong—he didn't drive. It was his car, though, and was driven by his wife. It's a $10,000 Shadow at best with a $15,000 boost for celeb value. Mrs. Zappa thinks it's worth more. #421-1971 JAGUAR )(ICE SH 4.2 Convert- ible. S/N 2RA3786. Primrose/black leather. LHD. Odo: 70,090 miles. Owned by Dean Kruse. An okay older restoration, now with overall. No reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,045. A decent buy, but by no means a bargain on a second-year Spur The carpets are an inexpensive fix, the overlays can be tossed, and a full detail job would be a big help. Not much hope for a big gain, though, as high miles limit the outside price. #470-1995 ROLLS-ROYCE FLYING SPUR LWB Sedan. S/N SCAZGO3C1SC X55126. Mason's black/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 123,040 miles. Automatic. CD changer, and let it go. A salvage title is about the same as a death certificate on newer cars—Jaguars, Benzs and exotics especially. Half price, but no bargain. FRENCH #515-1972 CITROEN DELIVERY Wagon. S/N 05AK7148. Ivory/saddle vinyl. LHD. Odo: 76,503 miles. More than $12,000 invested in some miles. Rear bumper chrome has lost much plating, some door and hood gap problems. A nice older driver. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $28,090. In 1971 Jag offered both an inline-six and a V12 version of the E-type. A good retail buy. Not too much of a chance of turning it for a profit, but it is possible to make it into a good driver or local show contender. #517-1977 ROLLS-ROYCE CARMARGUE Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N JRE25330. Sable brown/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 21,481 miles. Faded lamb's wool overcarpets, but good heated memory seating. One owner. Some wear to seat piping on both front seats. Good paint with some light scratching, scratches on front bumper stainless. Lots of miles, no reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,100. Ninth of 50 built. Someone was asleep at the switch here—a Flying Spur for Silver Spur money The Flying Spur was a limited edition model, and this one went a full $20,000 under retail. Not a bad day's work for the new owner a savvy SCM subscriber. #508-1999 BENTLEY ARNAGE Sedan. S/N SCBLB51E1XCX01401. Mason's black/ tan and saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 24,297 miles. restoration. Very good paint and interior (such that it is). Lots of wear to suspended seats. Dash is clean and uncracked. Quite nice for a 2CV, unacceptable in a real car. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,950. If you own a French bakery, restaurant or wine shop, you missed your chance to own a decent car to paint the business name on and hire underlings in berets and striped shirts to drive it around town. A decent buy for the right user. GERMAN #199-1959 PORSCHE 356A Convertible D. Body by Drauz. S/N 86154. Eng.# 73454. Ivory/black leather. LHD. Odo: 13,063 miles. leather and wood in interior. Original paintwork has lots of dings and dents in wheel arches and both doors. Sony AM/FM cassette, cell phone. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. First owned by Carol Burnett, next owned by George Marciano of Guess? jeans. This Carmargue has been around and around in its search for a new owner Uninspired both in condition and '70s color, high bid should have been plenty. #749-1982 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR Sedan. S/N SCAZS42AXCCX05431. Ivory/saddle leather with ivory piping. LHD. Odo: 92,584 miles. Reportedly bought new by rocker Alice Cooper for his mom, Rita Cooper. Wear to seats. Good wood, bad carpets and overlays. Paint and chrome good, but car is tired 42 All options including keyless entry, sunroof, telephone. Some buff marks on paint. 20-inch wheels with Michelin XGT Z4 tires on Gianelle wheels. Wear on driver's seat heavier than expected for miles indicated. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $98,000. Owned by a local Rolls/ Bentley dealer who decided to run one across the block, this none-too-inspiring used carfailed to impress. Worth slightly more than $100,000, but dropping fast. There are lots of cars with fewer miles on the market right now. #426-2000 JAGUAR XK8 Coupe. S/N SAJJA41C9YNA00891. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 9,189 miles. Salvage title, "check engine" light on. Extensive repaint work after car slid off a snowy road. 18-inch wheels, Pirelli tires, XKR louvered hood. Looks good, but looks can deceive. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $28,299. Ran across originally as Lot #173, to a $29,500 high bid. Seller reconsidered Factory Kardex with matching numbers. Delivered new by Hoffman Motors. US lights and bumpers from new. Car has reportedly been driven 10,000 miles since restoration. Very nice throughout. Very good gaps, paint, chrome and leather. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,940. All the money here, but no harm done if it turns out to run as well as it looks. A known history goes a long way in a Porsche, and the owner 's research paid a dividend. Sports Car Market


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'4 "No Sir, we don't remember you asking for all original parts on your '56 Dodge." Do you remember when the shop you took your '56 Dodge to asked if you wanted concours and you answered, "No, just a nice driver"? Do you feel that after spending a King's ransom to restore it, perhaps they may have taken one shortcut too many? Perhaps used the odd non-original part? We understand the difference between concours and nice driver, but when you are done your car should still look as if it could win a Concours d'Elegance even if you intend to use it every day. The Guild is one of the largest restoration shops in North America, and while we may be sitting here in Canada rather than California, the expertise and professionalism that we bring to the art of restoration meets or exceeds anything you will find anywhere else in the world. 474zueerai Of course, the Canadian dollar means that you get a great discount on every job we do for you. Mind you, it wouldn't matter if the two currencies were at par, the job you get in our shop is still going to be the best value you can get while pursuing your hobby. Old cars are a disease that is often expensive, and for exactly that reason you should make damned sure that if you're going to throw a ton of money into a car whose name doesn't even ring a bell with 90% of the population, you should at least spend it just once for the right job. If you want to take your Talbot to concours, we can do that, but if you just want a decent driver done correctly, we understand. Oh, and by the way, we will use the right parts for your car on your car. The Guild of Automotive Restorers 44 Bridge Street, PO Box 1150 Bradford, ON L3Z 2B5 Canada Tel: 905-775-0499 Fax: 905-775-0944 vvvvw.guildclassiccars.com


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Market Reports #524-1982 PORSCHE 911 Turbo Coupe. SIN WPOZZZ93ZCS000320. Dark silver/opart cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 53,072 miles. #201-1978 FERRARI 512 BB Coupe. SN 24519. Red/saddle leather. LHD. Odo: 50,836 kms. Decent paint. Older original interior leather eBay / Kruse, Las Vegas, NV Pep Boys "Turbo" sticker on dash. Pioneer AM/ FM cassette. Turbo wide body, whale tail, Gotti wheels, sunroof. Well-done repaint, yet still a scary auction car. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $21,200. Last seen at "The Auction," Apri12002, where it no-saled for $19,000. Now with nine more miles. An uninspired Euro Porsche no longer in search of a new home. The seller did well; let's hope the new owner doesn't face any nasty surprises. IRISH #721-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 Coupe. S/N SCEDT26TOBD002001. Stainless steel/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 41,591 miles. has what seller would call "patina," what buyer would call "major use." Cromodora mags have lots of chips, some dashboard seams pulling apart. New radio and seat belts, custom exhaust. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,360. In the past two years 512 BBs have gonefrom hopeless cases with nowhere to go to 12-cylinder cars with possible investment futures. Yes, Testarossa owners, maybe your salvation is just a scant 15 years away #409-1985 FERRARI MONDIAL Cabriolet S/N ZFFUC15A7F0054095. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 57,840 miles. Lots of wear and tear in the interior from use. Paint on the entire front Inc. in 1978. Fiberglass body, plenty of accessories. Rumble seat, dual side mounts, air conditioning. 302-c.i. V8. Power steering and brakes. 8-track, dual exhaust. Interior smells musty. Lots of repro and VW parts. Good paint, light interior wear, good chrome, clean top. No reserve. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $11,660. Appears to be the same as a car known as a Glassic, which was built in the early '70s. If anyone is still in the market for a Model A replica, the sale price sounds fair enough. #184-1930 DURANT L35 Sedan. S/N L3528. Ivory with deep red fenders/medium brown mohair. LHD. Odo: 62,307 miles. Automatic. Both front and back bumpers are substantially darker than the original color (even more than usual). Very light wear to interior, no visible dings or scratches. Lots of miles on this first-year gullwing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,780. Is it my imagination or are these cars gaining some respect? This was a well-used but clean example that might have struggled to exceed $12,000 two years ago. The five-speeds are worth more, so this was a strong price. ITALIAN #500-1962 DUAL GHIA Coupe. S/N 31100P. Black/burgundy leather. LHD. Odo: 81,178 miles. Automatic, air conditioning. Power steering, brakes and windows. Very good paint has a little waviness under a few panels, though not of enough concern to warrant a repaint. Good glass and chrome trim. Very original interior could use some detailing. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. I'm still waiting for a Single or Triple Ghia to show up. The ride of choice for the Rat Pack, Vegas would seem to be the perfect venue to flog one of these dream cars come to life. No interest here; worth more, but not much. 44 Reagan administration. Unmarked paint, very light wear to driver's seat, good chrome, fresh Pirelli P7 radials. Car card states this is a US model, but speedometer reads in kph. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $31,750. Last year of production; one of 410 built. One of the nicest Jalpas around, but Jalpas remain nearly saleproof Would it be savvy to buy one and put it away (properly) for ten years? I don't know, but this might be the ideal candidate. AMERICAN #750-1929 FORD MODEL A REPLICA Convertible. SN 1225. Yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 14,243 miles. Made by Replicars, Paint, chrome, leather, carpets, top, dash, radio and underhood all need attention. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $20,140. This was your chance to start with a solid example of a prewar Buick, Sports Car Market end discolored, and touch-up marks abound. Evidence of repaint. Hole in trunk where antenna was mounted. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $32,860. A red/tan example with almost 60,000 miles is practically destined to become auction fodder Very pricey for a non-3.2-liter car Rejoice, Mondial owners, they appear to be selling! #564-1988 LAMBORGHINI JALPA Targa. SN ZA9JBOOAXJLA12382. Red/saddle leather with red piping. LHD. Odo: 7,221 km. Not perfect, but the best example I've seen since the Very fresh restoration. All paintwork, interior, chrome, wood and details are as fresh as new. A great example of the two-box styling breakthrough pioneered during the Depression (this is not meant to be a compliment). Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $8,268. Originally ran across to a $16,000 high bid. Well below the cost of restoration. Not too many Durant collectors remain, and those who do have the car they want, thus there isn't a lot of competition to boost prices. Ready for a museum and not much else. #210-1939 BUICK 81C ROADMASTER Convertible Sedan. SN 13457478. 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eBay / Kruse, Las Vegas, NV spend three years of your life restoring it, and end up getting a $1-an-hour wage for your work. When finished, however, you would have a very cool car. #415-1939 STUDEBAKER PICKUP Street Rod. S/N AZ232776. Silver/blue and gray tweed. LHD. Odo: 6,567 miles. 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup with a Cobra Enterprises conversion was not. Unless you are the owner of an original Tucker chassis with motor, this will be tough to return to original condition. The sale price was less than 1/4 the price ofa complete one, but still no bargain. #430-1948 DAVIS THREE-WHEEL Road- ster. S/N 482E99. Grape and silver/two-tone grape and dark blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 6,241 miles. Aluminum body with removable hard top. Market Reports SOLD AT $30,740. A stone bargain of a buy. It's complete, it's all there and it's really not half bad. A few long weekends in the garage with some basic skills and a toothbrush would make this a #2- car and worth at least $10,000 more. A very good deal. #473-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Convertible. S/N VC55KDD4627. Mint and dark green/dark and light green. LHD. Odo: 3,749 miles. Power top. Radio, tissue dispenser. A very package. "Freshened" motor and transmission; new exhaust and springs. Power brakes, locks, steering. Air conditioning, AM/FM cassette, tilt front end, mahogany bed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $16,165. It is doubtful that a single Studebaker part was used in this conversion—it just has a look that pays a tribute to Studebaker styling. Lots of money for a 1991 5-10 pickup, but not hateful for a usable custom cruiser. #498-1939 PACKARD 1708 Convertible Sedan. S/N B602309. Eng.# B602309. Dark green/green leather. LHD. Odo: 202 miles. 139inch wheelbase. Freshly restored to an almostperfect level. Three national first place awards A virtual run through the early Ford parts bin. Still carries an Oregon license plate that expired in 1976. Lots and lots of dings, up and down. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $11,660. Ninth of 17 built. Quite cheap for a decent example of a very wellpublicized piece ofautomobile history. With styling that can best be described as "bumper car meets UFO" the Davis has the power to turn heads even today, and even in Las Vegas. #743-1950 MERCURY CUSTOM Convert- ible. S/N 50LA119887M. Burgundy and flames/ white leather. LHD. Odo: 1,838 miles. All-steel body shaved, decked and nosed. Drop spindles nice and very correct restoration. Some light cleaning needed on driver's seat. Interior chrome, paint and carpets all good. Fresh Cushion-Aire wide whites. Some paint dropout in right rear quarter panel. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. Three years ago 195557 Chevy convertibles went wild at BarrettJackson. Word got out that they were bringing $50k plus (more for '57s), and suddenly 500 more came on the market, filling the pipeline. Supply now exceeds demand. #469-1957 BUICK 76-C ROADMASTER Convertible. S/N 7D4036600. White/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 27,316 miles. Continental kit, in 2000. Owner states all records and complete documentation is available. Excellent in all categories. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $160,000. Worth the high bid, but it's becoming increasingly evident that the expensive American classics are no longer cars that sell at many venues. Auburn, Pebble Beach or Hershey still might have interested bidders, but Vegas did not. #480-1947 TUCKER Sedan. S/N 1046. Gold/black brocade. LHD. Odo: 73,810 miles. Air conditioning, power brakes, power windows. Very old and tired paint with poor and Firestone bags on all four corners. Power steering and brakes. DeSoto grille, '49 Caddy hubcaps, '59 Caddy taillights. CD changer in trunk. Flamed fake sidepipes, flamed door panels, flamed paint. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. The same things that make a car an individual statement—flames, pipes, interior design, paint—are the same things that limit its resale potential. As soon as you buy it, you're driving someone else's car. Fully priced given its lack of national show history. #460-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. S/N E54S001183. White/red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 11,555 miles. A few chips around the edges. Supposed full restoration five years ago. Fit on all seats good, but not great. Cond: 3-. fender skirts, air conditioning. Power steering brakes and windows. Paint is almost flawless chrome is excellent. Replaced interior shows wear. Very nice overall. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $48,000. The 76-C series Roadmaster was only available as a fully equipped model, and 4,364 were built. High bid was a powerful statement about the condition of this Roadmonster Unfortunately, the owner thought he might get more. Hard to imagine, but possible. #172-1960 IMPERIAL LE BARON Sedan. SiN 9304103456. Dark blue/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 62,068 miles. Dash-button automatic. Power seats, windows, steering and brakes. Fair paint, good chrome. Driver's seat cloth has one overspray. Chrome has pitting. 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Market Reports button popping off. Very complete, could be used as is, but is still a long way from being a show car. No reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,134. The 1960 Imperial, with design by Virgil "Excess" Exner, is the high point for non-GMjukebox styling. Cost a whopping $6,318 new. Let's put this into the good buy column, but who needs one? #566-1962 RAMBLER AMERICAN 400 Convertible. S/N B484379. Red/black with red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 51,793 miles. A nice, but not eBay / Kruse, Las Vegas, NV ible top, but it 's not a stretch to see why this cute cruiser found a new home. For MasterCard money, someone got a reliable, easy-to-fix '60s car with little downside. Well done. #487-1966 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL Sedan. SN YM43J63195604. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 14,604 miles. The only "Green Hornet" used in the television series of the same curate, the post-block price was off base. Cars with needs often go begging, this one included #143-1974 PONTIAC GRAND VILLE Convertible. SN 2P67Y4X109572. White/white and red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 25,335 miles. Automatic. Driven and used. Another survivor from too nice, car. Redone seats. Full hubcaps, lots of neat features. Newer top and paint. A restoration to a driver standard, lacks the sparkle needed to make it an inspiring car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,042. Sold to the detail specialist and SCM subscriber from Oregon who made magic happen with "Lavender and Lace." This car will soon have the benefit of a full and complete detail, done by a pro with experience. Stay tuned #735-1962 STUDEBAKER GRAN TURISMO HAWK Coupe. SN 62V34682. Gold/saddle vinyl. LHD. Odo: 95,309 miles. Dual exhaust, power steering, front seat belts, name. Built by custom car builder and designer Dean Jeffries. Clean, mostly original-style interior. Allblack bodywork has some waves in panels. No chrome. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $51,000. The Green Hornet TV series was an also-ran to the campy Batman series of the same time, and is less well known. While Batman has legs, The Hornet's wings remain clipped Neat car and neat history, but its no Batmobile. Fully priced at top bid #725-1967 INTERNATIONAL TRAVELALL SUV. S/N G13 107H677093. Tan and white/gold vinyl. LHD. Odo: 35,572 miles. Add-on air con- the '70s. Missing seat upholstery buttons and one piece of sectioned vinyl in the interior. Good paintwork, no visible rust. No reserve. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,180. One ofabout 3,000 Grand Ville convertibles produced in 1974. A minor bargain for a driver that will continue to have collector interest in the near future. If the air conditioning works, its a full bargain #748-1986 PONTIAC TRANS AM Coupe. SN 1G2FW878HGL204836. Silver blue/gray tweed. LHD. Odo: 613 miles. 1-Tops no longer function. Built by Dick Dean and commissioned by George Barris for the short-lived TV series, "Force III." Equipped with missiles in the front, rear and doors. Rear seats removed for rocket launcher. Hood paint peeling. Beat up. Cond: tachometer, bucket seats. Incorrect seat covering and carpets. No rust evident, appears solid and complete throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,010. Studebakers seem to be losing their recent history as unloved orphans, as more and more collectors have taken a second look at their styling and features and like what they see. Excellent Hawks can bring into the mid-teens, so consider this a good buy. #560-1963 FORD FALCON SPRINT Coupe. SN 3R17F180394. Ivory/green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 14,852 miles. Air conditioning. Stock, except for the Cragar SS mags and wooden ditioning. AM radio, seat belts, trailer brakes, single side-facing seat in rear. One-family owned from new. Some surface rust, but no serious sins found. Could use some freshening. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,604. Another survivor, this one with a twist—it remains useable as both a truck and a fashion statement. Very well equippedfor an early pre-SUV-era trailer hauler; its worth more just to have a spare working vehicle around the homestead Great buy. #123-1973 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS S 442 Coupe. SN 3G37M3R206072. Dark blue with white stripes/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 52,311 miles. 350 Rocket V8, automatic. Air 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,600. Here is a car that requires some care to use—just try dropping someone off at the airport with this. Its a Hollywood prop that has outlived its use, and few remember the TV series. High bid sounds like plenty. #471-1999 DODGE VIPER RT-10 Convert- ible. S/N 1B3ER65E4XV502964. Red, seascape, flames/black leather. LHD. Hand-painted steering wheel. Some chips at door edges and stain at gas tank filler neck. Pin-hole rust bubble on left rear quarter panel. Excellent original interior. Some chrome has pitting, but most is excellent. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,646. This might be a record price for a Falcon without a convert- 46 conditioning, swivel bucket seats, console Rallye wheels. Owner states miles are original California car. Driver's seat slightly worn, as are carpets. Fresh HP 4000 Radial GT tires. Very straight body. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,700. Show-car potential with 75 to 100 hours of detail work and $1,000 in parts. Post-block asking price of $12,500. The bid price was ac- by Christian Lassen at a cost of $175,000. All the usual Viper features. Said to have very low miles, but the dead battery paired with the electronic odometer make that claim difficult to verify. Was a $100,000 no-sale in Santa Clara, 2001. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Are penicillin shots available to cure what this car has? Mr Lassen, known for dancing dolphins and other water/ Hawaii/fish scenes, is a great marketer As a Viper painter he does good fish.• Sports Car Market


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PALM SPRINGS Keith McCormick presents the 33rd Collector Car Auction SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23RD & 24TH, 2002 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. Sponsored by The Oldies Stout. 11/that 1 4.7fM THE OLDIES STATION LOCAL HOST HOTELS: We recommend The New Comfort Inn Tel. (760) 778-3699 at $79 per night or Palm Springs Hilton at $149 per night (760) 320-6868 1-800-522-6900 or www.PalmSpringsUSA. corn (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) check out these websites: www.palrn-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST...NOW! (760)-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW! Sponsored by 104.7fM 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. 602 E. SUNNY DUNES ROAD  PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92264 U.S.A. ( 760 ) -320-3290 Web Site - http://www.classic-carauction.corn State License C - 1798


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Market Reports &13 Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood House, Sussex, UK July 12, 2002 Auctioneers: Robert Brooks, Malcolm Barber and James Knight Number of automotive lots: 93 Number of automotive lots sold: 56 Sale rate: 60% Sale total: $2,786,485 High: Lot #1I32, 1931 Bentley 8-litre Freestone & Webb Sportsman's Coupe, sold at $326,276, including buyer's premium Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $80,000, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics hairman Robert Brooks and his Bonhams team once again offered their clients lots under canvas on the back lawn of stately Goodwood House, during the warm-up day for the annual Festival of Speed weekend. The must-be-seen-at event has become a curious bash that combines a Speed Hill Climb up Lord March's ancestral driveway, dangerously narrow in parts, with concours and celebratory displays—this year honoring the Tyrrell and Lotus marques with former works pilots Sir Jackie Stewart and Emerson Fittipaldi guest-driving their world-champion steeds. With heavy rain putting a damper on outside activities during Friday, the auction tent became a giantsized umbrella for many and the sale attendance was noticeably up this year. C Although perhaps surprisingly in view of the venue and the captive historic racer audience, neither a 1953 Connaught A-Type GP car with impeccable period history nor a 1959 Cooper-Maser Mk IV recreation with no period provenance found buyers, being declared unsold at $186,000 and $108,500, respectively. The superbly revived Lola-Ford Mk VI GT with 1963 Le Mans form, which was evaluated by Bruce McLaren for Ford to perfect their GT40 project, also failed to change hands with an insufficient $496,000 displayed on the big board. However, four out of ten of the more modern GP cars being auctioned from the collection of Minardi Fl team boss Paul Stoddart were knocked down to new stables—three Tyrrells from the 1978, 1982 and 1995 seasons (all without engines) making $62,000, $63,705 and $52,595, and a 1994 Lotus 109 without Honda VI 0 earning $58,590. By far the oldest machine in this sale was an 1895 Peugeot Type 9 with quaint handlebar steer- 48  ing and sociable vis-a-vis accommodation. Unlike so many of the very early primitives, which have taken root in museums and will never go anywhere under their own steam again, this Panhard et Levassor-built, Daimler V-twin powered vet was claimed to be fully streetworthy. Being guaranteed a really early London-toBrighton starting number and therefore front row of the starting grid exposure, the $232,500 top estimate price paid was understandable. While so many low-interest entries in average condition become familiar sights to saleroom regulars as they depreciate unloved through the various auction houses to reappear again in another catalog, such trade-sheddings were mercifully few here. Indeed, 17 lots had been consigned from Michael Wilcock's Jersey Motor Museum and were, in effect, entirely fresh to the current market. The $326,276 jewel in this Channel Islands cache was a regularly exercised 8-liter Bentley with Sportsman's Coupe coachwork by Freestone & Webb—a rare survivor that wasn't given the chop. Another example of the same coachbuilder's craftsmanship was his 1936 Rolls-Royce Phantom III 40/50hp sedan that provided much car for the $46,345 money. Wilcock's one-owner-since-1972 E-type Jag V12 coupe with manual shift and a mere 7,703 miles on the clock must have been unrepeatable, too, hence it cost the second owner $29,858. His 1936 MG-PB, an older restoration following postNazi occupation discovery in a Jersey barn, was inexpensively landed for $21,160. As for my buy of the sale, a 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evo One pocket rocket for $13,369 would have to take the pole. Mind you, the 1962 Lotus Elite Series II Climax coupe bought for $34,759 was a particularly sharp example—and the 1925 Alfa with boattailed sporting accommodation for four was also particularly drool-worthy as long as the $101,835 required wasn't a problem. Sadly it was for me. —R.H-E. ENGLISH #1167-1927 BENTLEY 6.5 All-Weather Tourer. Body by Corsica. S/N K.D2106. British Racing Green/British Racing Green. RHD. Bonhams, Goodwood, UK #1132-1931 BENTLEY 8.0 Sportsman's Fixed-Head Coupe. Body by Freestone & Webb. S/N YF 5021. Green/dark green. RHD. Odo: 14,443 miles. Painted wires. Worn leather, though still lovely and soft, in front and back. Postwar Cibie rally lamps inappropriate. Huge "Tenor" horn mounted alongside motor. Last taxed for street use in Jersey in 1981. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $326,276. Closed 8-liter Bentleys that have survived chop jobs are rare, and this one had been owned mainly by one family since new too. Hence, just less than the bullish low estimate of $340,000 resulted. #1145-1931 BENTLEY 8.0 Dual Cowl Tourer. Body by Grosvenor Panelcraft. S/N YX 5103. British Racing Green/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 9,445 miles. Painted wires. Formerly fitted with Thrupp & Maberly sedan, then shooting brake coachwork for grouse moor duties. Retriever dog mascot in engine bay. Present dual cowl body crafted in 1986. Paint now chipped, with cracks to both rear mudguards. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $249,550. This characterful conversion with gilt-edged McAlpine,fatnily provenance achieved the desired money. Worth it, too. #1135-1936 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III 40/50HP Close-Coupled Sedan. SfN 3AZ 186. Black over green over black/green. RHD. Odo: 8,530 miles. Division. All matching numbers. All coachbuilder fittings intact. Some WWII Odo: 99,323 miles. First coupe-bodied by Hooper, present coachwork fitted in 1937. Marked paint. Minor dents to Lucas headlamp rims. Wood rather DIY. Cracked leather is possibly original. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $201,500. Even with prewar coachwork, the minimum estimate—and likely the reserve—of $295,000 was much too expensive. service. Older restoration. Paint only okay. Brightwork poor. Leather still good after last retrim. Marked wood could have done with Sports Car Market


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Bonhams, Goodwood, UK some freshening up. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,345. Lovely old thing, and the buy of the sale for my money. #1131-1936 MG-PB Roadster. S/N PB0526. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 23,548 miles. Painted wires. Older restoration. Unused since 1994. #1157-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 Fixed-Head Coupe. S/N 679112. Bronze metallic/red. RHD. Market Reports #1115-1959 COOPER-MASEFtATI T51 Mk IV GP Race Car. Body by Cooper. S/N F2/16/ 59. Red and white/black. Owned by Joel Finn in 1977. Acquired as an engineless rolling chassis at Monaco in 1990. 2-litre Maser motor claimed -  MMINERNM111111 Minor marks to paint, some bubbling around sidelamps. Good chrome. Trim slightly shabby. Carpets dirty. Engine could do with a good cleaning. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,160. Keenly acquired by the trade for half the estimate. #1144-1937 RILEY SPRITE 1.5 Roadster. S/N S27S 6797. Dark blue/red. RHD. Odo: 90,491 miles. Most of the original panels have Converted from left- to right-hand drive. 111th fixed-head built. First exported to New York agent Hoffman. Superbly restored in 1998, although it might be a tad over-glossy now. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $53,475. Well worth the top-estimate money. The new owner told me he may have the paint flattened down. #1103 - to be ex-Tony Parravano. Whole package raceprep by Neil Twyman 2001. Paintwork race acceptable. Well-presented suspension. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $108,500. Despite the chassis having proven Aussie period race history, the car had too much of a modern build-up to achieve the desired $124,000. 1951 MG-TD Roadster. S/N 11157. Black/red. RHD. Odo: 1,073 miles. Driven in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), 1952-91. Paint and #1175-1961 JAGUAR XKE SI 3.8 LIGHTWEIGHT Coupe. S/N 850120. Silver/black. RHD. Odo: 3,194 miles. 1997 reproduction said to have cost $232,500. Fuel and fire systems Bonhams been retained, inner rear wheel arches and apron and some timber renewed by Nick Jarvis. Engine rebuilt by Nev Farquahar, gearbox by Bill Morris. Repaint still good. Leather much sat upon. Headlamp reflectors dull. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $84,165. Distinctive "bird cage" grille. This prewar gem was fully deserving of the sale price. #1106-1948 BRISTOL 401 PROTOTYPE Fixed-Head Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 401 206. Red/beige. RHD. One of only three Touring coachbuilt prototypes known to still exist. 1111N111111111111.11111 1! 1' 1 tilLr• Bonharns Just over $2,000 worth of transport dents on the right rear fender. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $33,868. The transport bruises failed to deter bidders, but did drop the result $12,500 below the estimate. Even though rare and pretty, it was most probably over-reserved before the damage, and now correctly valued September, 2002 Race-distressed paint. Polished front suspension. Large Jaeger tachometer. Exhaust along cockpit wisely heat-shielded. Car totaled in 1957, badly damaged by fire in 1960. Most recently driven by Michael "Spike" Milligan. Fresh engine and box. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $186,000. Even the 1953 Salvadori race history failed to hook a buyer Reserved at $217,000, and most likely worth it. RHD. Odo: 45,349 miles. Genuine total mileage. ZF box. Twin 40s. Very good paint. Minimal wear to seats. Workmanlike engine bay. Sounded crisp when started up during viewing. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $34,759. A sparkling car that was nicely bought near the top estimate. #1155-1962 JAGUAR XICE S13.8 Roadster. SN 850484. Gunmetal/red. RHD. Odo: 92,170 miles. $100,000 restoration completed in 1992. All-synchro box from a 4.2. Still retail sharp with good paint, interior and underhood presentation. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $65,410. Keenly 49 brightwork good from older restoration, apart from the steel wheel finish. Steering wheel as new. Seats and dash sound, though instrument faces scratched. Wonky third gear declared. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,260. $1,240 less than the estimate was accepted, making this genuine right-hand-drive TD cheaply landed. #1148-1953 CONNAUGHT A-TYPE GP Race Car. Body by Connaught Engineering. S/N A7. British Racing Green, yellow/black. upgraded for 2002 season. Humped roof. Rows of rivets attaching panels. Monza quick-release filler caps. Tiny removable Racetech steering wheel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $162,595. Considering spec, cost of replicating same and recently proven FIA endurance race potential, car was worth mid-estimate valuation. #1178-1962 LOTUS ELITE S2 CLIMAX Coupe. S/N EB2191573. Silver over red/black.


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Market Reports bay. Close-ratio gearbox, fresh limited-slip differential. Twin tanks and pumps. Trimmed in leather. Wood rim steering wheel. TRW harnesses. Rear cage. Little used. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,510. Considering spec and condition of everything, this works-replica B was well bought. #1141-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5 Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB5/1827/R. IMF bid up to the top estimate. About right for a matching-numbers, original right-hand-drive E in such condition, even with the tranny upgrade. #1153-1963 LOLA Mk IV FORD GT Coupe. S/N LGT1. Green/black. RHD. 289-c.i. Ford V8. Raced at 1963 Le Mans, then track- test assessed by Bruce McLaren for Ford prior to their launching their own GT program. In receipt of $400,000 restoration in 2001 by the consignor. Minor blemishes from recent retro eventing. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $496,000. Clocked at 183 mph on Mulsanne 2001. Super provenance and in super condition, but true value not established here. #1149-1963 MINI 1000 SWB Coupe. S/N N/A. Red with white/beige. RHD. Odo: 41,000 Converted from left- to right-hand drive. Older restoration. Poor paint. Pitted door handles and taillamp bodies. Scuffed seats. Rusty scabs on front frame. Recently refurbished engine. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $32,085. Rather scrujA to look at, but clearly worked well enough to impress more than one bidder to raise the price $8,800 over the estimate. #1185-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk HI Roadster. S/N H-BJ8-U/42337-G. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 60,848 miles. Phase 2. Converted miles. Created by Andy Saunders. This extremely wacky "Short Mini" two-seater was created in 1999. No concours belle. A TV show regular. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $9,810. Much viewed and keenly contested until the hammer fell at $1,700 above the estimate. #1107-1964 MGB SEBRING-STYLE Road- ster. S/N GHN3-L/51320. Tartan red/black. RHD. Painted wires. 1840-cc, 110-hp Oselli motor with single 45DCOE in pristine engine from left- to right-hand drive. Former US resident repatriated in 1989, since when it has been restored to an acceptable standard. Unmarked paint, chrome and interior. Clean underhood. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,215. Yet another retail-ready big Healey which, considering the sharper examples for sale, surprisingly exceeded the estimate band by $5,000. #1134-1972 JAGUAR XICE Sill V12 Coupe. S/N 15.51091. Willow green/tan. RHD. Odo: 7,703 miles. Factory disc wheels. Manual. Genuine low mileage, though factory engine change at 50 Cumberland gay metallic/beige. LH1D. Odo: 2,000 miles. Restoration completed in 2001 with little use since. 3995-cc motor upgraded to 4.2, Cosworth pistons, head converted for unleaded gas. Harvey Bailey handling kit. Paint and brightwork nearly perfect. Original leather properly run-in. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $111,445. The most desirable DB model ofthem all, this one had super spec and was in great condition. Top retail result. #1100-1966 JAGUAR XICE SI 4.2 Roadster. S/N 1E3822. Red/black. RHD. Odo: 2,665 miles. 5,000 miles (presumably after averaging 144 mph in the flying kilometer). Original paint, brightwork and leather all good. Moto-Lita wood-rim steering wheel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $29,858. One-owner V12 fixed head, and with manual shifi too. That combination is likely to be unrepeatable, thus the top-estimate result. #1188-1982 TYRRELL-COSWORTH 011 Fl Race Car. S/N 011-3. Green and black Benetton/black. GP driven by recently deceased Bonhams, Goodwood, UK Michele Alboreto. Donington Collection exhibited with current DFV show motor. Good museum standard presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,705. A fine example of a Tyrrell, which was the last team to harness a naturally aspirated Ford Cossie V8 in a modern F 1 . Being practical to employ again in Historic GPs, this car deserved this bid. #1119-1990 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE 6.3 Coupe. S/N SCFCAMIS2LBR50114. Green metallic/parchment. RHD. Odo: 63,000 miles. In receipt of wide-body spec in 1992. Uprated to 6.3 by Tickford in 1996. Repainted with evidence of masking along door tops. Bubbling on thin C-posts. Retrimmed interior unmarked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,584. Despite raising $3,000 more than the estimate, this $310,000 supercar (the total cost logged so far!) seemed to have been seriously cheap, but then most Virages of this vintage are. Too cumbersome? Insufficiently refined? Perhaps. #1196-1994 LOTUS-HONDA T109 Fl Race Car. S/N 109-01. White, yellow and black/ black. Driven by Johnny Herbert in seven GPs, with four finishes. Offered without MugenHonda V10. Presentation worthy of the starting grid. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,590. Mid- Sports Car Market


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Bonham, Goodwood, UK price paid and, in effect, the donor car was a bonus. As a ready-to-rally 911, car was correctly valued. ITALIAN #1164-1925 ALFA ROMEO 22/90 RLSS Boattail Roadster. Body by Thornton. S/N 9045. Maroon over black/black. RHD. Odo: 9,940 miles. V-pointed radiator and windshield estimate valuation is about right for this engineless Fl Lotus. Locating a working Japanese ZA5C or 6C motor will be a challenge, to say the least. FRENCH #1162-1895 PEUGEOT TYPE 9 Tourer. S/N 126. Red over black/black. Central tiller steering, with nickel-plated handlebars. Older are very characterful. Handsome torpedo coachwork installed in period. Black headlamp bodies. Minor marks to paint. Suspension irons required repaint. Engine bay in need of TLC. Interior and trim refreshed in 1999. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $101,835. Much admired during viewing, which resulted in keen bidding and topestimate valuation. Well worth it. #1140-1992 LANCIA DELTA HF INTEGTRALE EVO 1 Competition Sedan. :14rfr Market Reports S/N ZLA831AB000568514. Burgundy metallic/black. LHD. Odo: 90,455 kms. Speedline alloys in gold, shod with fat Bridgestones. Plastic windows. Safety Devices full roll cage with door bars. Sparcos and full harnesses. Minor flying stone/squashed bug nicks. Stripped-out interior mint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $13,369. Much more exclusive than usual Italian Racing Rosso. With max boost at 1.5 bar deployed and resultant 318 bhp to play with in this 2,530-pound car, this bolide represented the most go per dollar at the auction. Vendor had been hoping for at least $3,680 more. AMERICAN #1104-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. SN P6FH-207567. Red/red and white. LHD. Odo: 9,500 miles. Hard top, automatic. 1111111111111114 7111111 6!'s _  1111101/4 paint job with usual shrinkage and vibro-cracks. Four-speed gear selector, brake lever and roof frame. Huge chainwheel. Really early, very primitive. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $232,500. Probably the most usable of the Daimler-engined Peugeot survivors, of which only three others are reckoned to be roadworthy—most have become museum-rooted. Top estimate valuation by new owner cannot be questioned. GERMAN #1150-1968 PORSCHE 911 Coupe. S/N 11810570. Blood orange/black. RHD. Restored in 1997 with minimalist interior. Welded-in roll Last restored at least five years ago and still reasonably tidy. Cracked door glass with replacement in trunk. Last two years in storage. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,985. Entered by Sheri of London (to settle previous owner 's debt) and so reckoned to be potentially cheap. Not so. This early T-bird was much viewed and keenly contested, eventually costing the winner $4,700 over the more realistic estimate.• Insurance for Classic Cars Costs Less Than You Think! SAMPLE QUOTE 1971 Porsche 911E Insured Value: $25,000 Liability: $300,000 Annual Premium: $209 cage, Sparco high-back buckets, Willans full harnesses and a pair of hood-mounted Cibies for serious rallying. Paint only fair. Fuchs alloys in need of refurbishment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,825. While some would regard such mods as permanent vandalism, the buyer realized that replication of spec would cost him much more than just over the lower-estimate September, 2002 Ask for Gary Gandy • "0" Deductible  • 24 Hour Claims Service • "Agreed Value" Coverage • Credit Card Payment Option • One Liability Charge  • "A" Rated Insurance Co. GREATAMERICAN MISURANLE COMPANIES (800) 678-5173 www.parishheacock.com Parish' Heacock INSURANCE FOR AUTOMOBILE ENTHUSIASTS No Affiliation with Porsche Cars NA is intended or implied. 51


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Price Guide The Price Guide reflects a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with owners, dealers and collectors. As condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value, each car must be evaluated according to its own merits. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below a bargain. * Indicates approximate production numbers. 356 50 55 356 Coupe "pre-A"  - 50 55 356 Cabriolet  54 55 356 Speedster  - - 56-59 356A Coupe  56-59 356A Cabriolet  56-58 356A Speedster  59  Porsche 7,627  1,685  1,233  356A Convertible D  13,010  3,367  2,911   (356, 356A: Add $2,000 for Super engine.) 56-59 356A Carrera GS Coupe  (This is total production for all GS and GT cars. Numbers below included.) 56-59 356A Carrera GS Cab.  56-59 356A Carrera Speedster  56-59 356A Carrera GI Coupe  56-59 356A Carrera GI Speedster  1,330 541  140  541  (There were 7 pushrod GT Speedsters built.) 60-61 356B Coupe (1-5 body)  60-61 3658 Cabriolet (1-5)  60-61 356B Roadster (1-5)  60-61 356B Notchback (1-5)  62-63 356B Coupe (1-6)  75  72  8,556  3,091  2,649  1,048  $125,000  $110,000  $135,000  62-63 62 62 $20,000  - $25,000  (Two-piece windshield until April, '52. One-piece 'bent" window until Oct. '55. Standard one-piece curved from then on.) $25,000  - $32,500  $45,000  - $55,000 $20,000  $27,500  - $35,000 $42,500  - $65,000 $45,000  - $55,000 - $25,000 $80,000  - $90,000 $100,000  - $115,000 - $145,000 - $135,000 - $180,000 $12,000  - $15,000  $25,000  - $32,000  $35,000  - $45,000  $9,000  - $13,000  $16,000  - $20,000  5% 8% 13% 5% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c (Spotter's Note: T-5 body has gas filler cap inside trunk, T-6 has external gas filler cap.) (Add for 356 B: Super engine, add $2,000 ; Super-90, add $3,000.) 6,289  n/c 65 66-68 67-68 67-68 67-68 68 68 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 69-71 n/c 62-65 62-64 63-65 63-65 63-65 63 - 65 356B Cabriolet (1-6) 356B "twin grille" Rdstr. (1-6) 356B Notchback (1-6) Carrera 2 GS Carrera 2 Cab. 356C Coupe 356C Cabriolet 356 Coupe SC 356 Cabriolet SC 3,096 248 697 360 88 13,507 3,174 inc. cpe. inc. Cab. $30,000 $50,000 $10,000 $135,000 $125,000 $20,000 $32,500 $22,500 $37,500 -  $35,000 -  $65,000 -  $15,000 n/c n/c n/c - $175,000 10% - $150,000 -  $25,000 -  $37,500 -  $28,000 $42,500 -  7% n/c n/c n/c n/c (Additions for all 356 Porsches: sunroof, $3,000 ; Rudge wheels, $10,000; hard top on a Cabriolet, $1,000 ; hard top on a Speedster, $4,000. Deductions: wrong engine per Kardex, subtract 15% of value; improper exterior color for year of car, subtract 25% of value.) 911: Small Bumper, Short Wheelbase 911 Coupe 2.0 911 Coupe 2.0 911 Targa 2.0 911S Coupe 2.0 911S Targa 2.0 911L Coupe 2.0 911L Targa 2.0 911: Small Bumper , Long Wheelbase 9111 Coupe 2.2  9111 Targa 2.2 911E Coupe 2.2 911E Targa 2.2 911S Coupe 2.2 235 10,399 1,427 4,689 1,160 1,169 307 13,019 7,303 5,027 935 1,430 $10,000 $8,500 $9,000 $15,000 $14,000 $9,000 $9,000 $8,500 $9,000 $9,500 $10,000 $16,000 -  $13,000 -  $10,000 -  $12,000 n/c n/c n/c -  $20,000 21% -  $19,000 16% -  $10,000 -  $10,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c $22,000 6% Look Up Auction Results SCM GOLD Benefits include: Collector Car Database - unlimited, password-protected access to the Internet-based SCM archives, searchable by marque, year, serial number, SCM ID number and price. 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   Porsche 69-71 72-73 72-73 72-73 72-73 72-73 72-73 73 73 Price Guide 9115 Targa 2.2 (Deduct 75% for 2.0L 7969 cars.) 9111 Coupe 2.4 911T Targa 2.4  2,131 9,964 (Add $2,000 for 1973 1/2 977T with CIS injection.) 911E Coupe 2.4 911E Targa 2.4 9115 Coupe 2.4 9115 Targa 2.4 7,968  2,490 1,916 3,180 1,914 1,360 200 $16,000 $10,000 $10,500 $11,000 $11,500 $18,000 $18,000 $55,000 $90,000 -  $20,000 -  $12,500 -  $13,000 -  $13,000 -  $13,500 -  $25,000 (Additions: sunroof, $7,000; soft-window Targa, $3,000. Deductions: four-speed transmission, $1,000; Sportomatic transmission, $7,500.) Carrera RSL "Touring" Carrera RS "Lightweight" 911: Federalized Bumper, Narrow Body 74-75 Carrera Cpe. 2.7 Euro  74-77 911S Coupe 2.7  74-77 9115 Targa 2.7  74-77 Carrera Cpe. 2.7 US  74-77 Carrera Targa 2.7 US  76-77 Carrera Cpe. Euro 3.0  76-77 Carrera Targa Euro 3.0  16,977  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  inc. abv.  78-83 9115C Coupe 78-83 911SC Targa 80  83  82  75  911 "Weissach" Ed. 911 Ferry Porsche Ed. 911SC Cabriolet 911SC: Federalized Bumper, Wide Body 35,607 27,678 408 200 4,187 Turbo: 930 / 911/ 993 930 Turbo Coupe (3.0L)  76-77 930 Turbo Coupe (3.0L)  78-85 930 Turbo Coupe (3.3L)  86-89 87-89 87-89 87-89 91-93 96 97 - 84-86 84-86 84-86 87-89 87-89 87-89 88 89 89 89 90-91 90-91 90-91 89-91 90-91 90-91 92-93 93-94 911 Turbo Cab. (3.3L)  911 Turbo Slant (3.3L)  911 Turbo Targa (3 3L)  C2 Turbo Cpe. (Type 964)  - (Deduct 25% for gray market.) - Competition Cars Carrera and Speedster 911 Carrera  911 Carrera Targa  911 Carrera Cabriolet  911  Carrera  911  Carrera Targa  911  Carrera Cabriolet  (Add $4,000 for factory turbo look.) 911 Carrera Club Sport  (339 coupes, 7 Targa.) 911 25th Anniv. Coupe  911 25th Anniv. Cab.  C2 / C4 / Smooth Bumpers 911 Carrera 2  911 Carrera 2 Targa  911 Carr. 2 Cab.  911 Carrera 4  911 Carr. 4 Targa  911 Carr. 4 Cab.  911 America Rdstr.  911 Carr. 2 Speedster  September, 2002  36,834 19,502 22,283 inc. inc. inc. 340 875 (For US, 720 coupes, 700 cabs, 80 Targas.) 911 Speedster  inc. abov 2,065 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $17,000 $18,000 $19,000 $21,500 $22,500 $24,500 $25,000 $23,500 $27,500 $37,500 $24,500 $24,500 $28,000 $24,500 $24,500 $30,000 $42,500 $42,000 $19,000 $20,000 $22,000 $24,500 $25,000 $28,000 $29,500 $27,500 $31,000 $45,000 $28,000 $28,000 $31,000 $28,500 $28,500 $35,000 $47,500 $47,000 n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -9% n/c nlc n/c n/c n/c n/c -5% _7% 54-55 56-57 58-59 59-62 60-61 64-65 (Price ranges for Competition Porsches are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a "bitsa" that has only a few authentic pads will.) 550 550A 695GS Abarth Carrera RS 60/RS 61 904 GTS (Production includes 704 four- 1966 906 Carrera 6  67-68 910/907  68-69 908-01/908-02/908-03  69-71 917 LH/K/10/20/30  73-74 Carrera RSR 2.7  73  Carrera RSR 3.0  73  86-88 959 "Komfort"  90 39 34 21 $325,000 $350,000 35 cylinder 904s, 72 six- 120 65  34  62  70  (25 FIA non-turbo endurance cars, 20 Can57  (75 3.0 RSRs were built in 7974 for IROC) Carrera RSR 2.8  109  43  200*  $500,000 $375,000 $500,000 $375,000 - $425,000 - $450,000 (Includes Le Mans coupes. Most 550As were sold in the US and have only SCCA history. Add at least 25% for cars with international, documented provenance.) RSK cylinder 904s, 6 eight- $300,000  $350,000  $500,000  $750,000  Am type open cars.) $55,000  - $75,000  4% $100,000  $175,000  $150,000  - $200,000  - $300,000  - $175,000  (Some 959s were built up from parts, and VIN numbers higher than 290 have been observed "Komfort" street models were equipped with power leather seats, A/C, pw, etc.)• 53 n/c n/c n/c 3% 3% - $750,000 9% - $500,000 - $700,000 - $450,000 cylinder 904s.) - $450,000  - $550,000  - $900,000  -$1,750,000  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c 284  2,596  10,004  4,363 2,002 675 657 (Add 20% for 1992 380 hp S models. 80 built.) 993 Twin Turbo  5,125 n/a $18,000  $7,500  $7,500  $9,500  $9,500  $14,500  S14,500  $15,000 $15,000 $17,500 $18,000 $17,000 6% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -  $23,000 11% -  $75,000 new entry - $120,000 new entry $17,000 $17,000  11% $13,000  $13,000  $19,000 $19,000 $22,000 $22,500 $22,000 $16,000  - $22,000  $18,000  - $23,000  $18,000  - $25,000  $22,000 $28,000 $25,000 $25,000 $35,000 $80,000 $26,000 -8% -8% -8% -6% -3% n/c n/c n/c (2,978 US legal production. All 7975, 1980-85 930s are gray-market. Deduct 35% for gray-market, 50% if no EPA /DOT papers.) 911 Turbo (3.3L)  n/c $35,000 -11% $35,000 -11% $35,000 $42,500 $95,000 n/c n/c n/c 97-  99-  $23,000  14% $10,000  $9,000  -6% 5% 66 69 912 Cpe. (1.6L)  76  912 - 912E Coupe (2L)  (Add $500 for Targa.) 914 70-73 914-4 1.7L  70-72 914-6  71  72  72  72  914-6 CT  914R  916 (2.7 RS spec eng.)  914S (a.k.a. 914-8)  73-76 914-4 2.0L  74-76 914-4 1.8L  n/c -6% n/c 77-82 924  924 928 78-82 928 83-86 928S 87-88 9285-4 89-90 928S-4 91-92 928S-4 (Add $7,500 for 928 GT.) 93-95 928 GTS 944 83-85 944 Coupe  86-87 944 Coupe  88-89 944 Coupe  89-91 944S2 Coupe  90-91 944S2 Cabriolet  92-93 968 Coupe  92-93 968 Cabriolet  Boxster n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  $28,000 $4,000  $5,500  $6,000  ('S' add $750, Turbo add $2,000, 'S' Turbo add $2500.) n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  Boxster Roadster  Boxster S Roadster  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  n/a  $6,000 $9,000 $12,000 $18,000 $20,000 - $12,000  - $13,500  - $23,000  -  $8,000  29,212  2,099  114,479 3,351  11   4  20  2  (Custom built for Porsche family members.) inc. abv.  inc. abv.  78-83 924 Turbo  87-88 9245 Coupe  122,304  12,356  n/a  $5,000  $5,000  $75,000  $75,000  $75,000  $100,000  $5,000  $4,000  $3,500  $3,500  $4,500  $11,000  - $14,000  - $150,000  - $125,000  - $125,000  - $150,000  $3,500  -  $5,000  -  -  -  -  -  $7,500  $5,000  $4,000  $5,000  $5,500  -  -  $7,000  $7,000  n/c -4% n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c -6% -6% -5% n/c n/c n/c n/c - $24,000 -12% - $40,000 new entry -  -  -  $6,500  $7,000  $8,000  $14,000  - $18,000 -15% $20,000  - $25,000  $11,500  - $14,000  $14,500  - $20,000  n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c n/c $27,000  - $38,000 -10% $40,000  - $50,000 new entry


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1969 1750 Berlina Chassis number: AR1555614 Described by the seller on eBay Motors: T his is a USA car converted to carburetors (Webers) as a European model. Engine redone 3,000 miles ago. New transmission, new $3,000 paint with new rubber throughout. Original interior in near-mint condition. No cracks on dash. Extensive work mechanically and otherwise. Drives and looks like new. $500 remote control stereo system. Excellent, almost-new Pirelli tires. Doesn't need anything. Your gain, my loss. Between last owner and me, over $22,000 in this Alfa. I've never seen a better one. Turn key, fast and classic. I have the original fuel injection gear, European manual from 1969 and many receipts. Serious buyers only, please. This car is the real thing. Starts every time and I'm open to inspections. This car, item number 1843160613, sold on eBay Motors fora mind-boggling $6,995 on July 16, 2002. From time to time, a sale comes along that blows a hole in the Price Guide large enough to drive a Lincoln Navigator through. Rarely, however, is the vehicle in question a four-door sedan, and in this case, arguably the least interesting model of Alfa saloon ever imported to the United States. What factors would conspire to cause someone to pay twice the going rate for an unloved car? Strangely enough, you will find them familiar. Rarity and condition. It is a seemingly oxymoronic truism in the collector car world that the most common cars often have the lowest survival rates. Who would want to preserve, for instance, a Chevette or a Mustang II? But after the drudgery of daily use has decimated the ranks of these plebian commuters, the survivors develop an attractiveness all their own. Witness the 1979 Ford Pinto, as new with only 328 miles showing, that sold at the 2001 eBay/Kruse Spring Auburn auction for $6,466, nearly twice what the car cost new. So, even though more than 100,000 1750 Berlinas were built, there are few left today, and far fewer in excellent condition. When introduced to the US in 1969, the Alfa Berlina was the stylistically uninspired follower of the quirky but cute Giulia Super. While the predecessor Giulia sedans got everything right, the 1750 seemed to get almost everything wrong, beginning with a fuel-delivery system that the factory refused to make user serviceable, and a dramatic propensity to rust. A dual-circuit brake system was one of the federal mandates for this model, and the 1750 fitted two failure-prone and expensive (at $300 each) Binaldi brake boosters in the engine bay A 60-mm increase in wheelbase made the car roomier 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe Lot #410, SN N/A Condition: 4+ Comparables Bonhams & Brooks; Hendon, England; Feb. 26, 2001 Sold at $1,316 SCM 1D# 23747 but less nimble than the Giulia sedan. Interior changes included less supportive seats and a secondary instrument cluster placed on the center console, out of the driver 's line of sight. As time passed, Berlinas, like Alfas in general, aged poorly and expensively. While the values of Berlinas plummeted on the resale market, the costs of a valve or clutch job remained the same as the more cherished sporting models. Who would bother to put a $3,000 paint job on a $1,500 car? tion. And that brings us to the car in quesFor an Alfa enthusiast who, for what- ever reason, is looking for a perfect Berlina, this was a brilliant buy. The previous two owners, perhaps after smoking something stronger than Camels, succeeding in reportedly "investing" more than $22,000 in this car. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  SCM Investment Grade  1968-72 101,627 $3,495 $2,000-$3,500 $250 $50 Engine bulkhead Intake side of block, near distributor AROC, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 www.aroc-usa.org Fiat 124 or 131 sedans, Lancia Beta sedan They addressed the SPICA issue by converting the car to European-spec Weber induction, and one would hope that it was done properly, with the correct European intake manifold, conversion of the throttle linkage and installation of the cold-air canister Assuming that the $22,000 spent went for proper overhauls and refurbishments of the suspension and mechanicals, for less than $7,000 the new owner has a better-than-new car, a perfect example of one of the last of the front-mounted transmission, 105series four-door sedans. Is this a good investment? Perhaps. At the 1988 Alfa National Convention held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a burgundy Berlina, similar to this car, and restored to showroom perfect, attracted the most attention of any car in the concours and was awarded the "People's & Judge's Choice." Why? Because while restored Giulietta Spiders and even SZs are a relatively common sight at Alfa gatherings, rarely does a restored Berlina make an appearance. So long as the car is kept in its current pristine condition, the owner is likely to be able to get his money back upon sale. But there lies the conundrum. If he drives and enjoys his new, 30-year-old car, he is subjecting it to the risk of rock chips, parking lot dings, worn upholstery and all the other indignities that accompany daily use. This car is only a few imperfections away from being a $3,000 Berlina. Our advice? Since the car will never be worth significantly more than it is today, holding it for investment purposes is futile. Far better to take it out and enjoy it, and should it depreciate to half its current value through use-induced road rash, view that as simply the price paid for driving a time-warp car—Pat Braden (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• 1968 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV Sprint Lot #707A, SN 50808 Condition: 4 Brooks; London, England; December 1, 1998 Sold at $2,657 SCM ID# 3107


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Offerte e Richieste di Alfa Romeo ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. 55 1900 CSS SERIES III, Touring body, to restore, best candidate you could ever hope to find. $30,000. 949-650-3445. CA 58 GIULIETTA SPIDER, red, vintage prepared, all West Coast major events, CSRG, HMSA logbook, 5-spd, orig by Grisold Racing, history, all chrome, glass, many extras, dependable (never a DNF), street licensed. 775-322-2124. NV 58 GIULIETTA SPIDER, good running condition, needs new top. $7,800. 585-5543860. NY 61 GIULIETTA SPIDER, Normale, good condition, always garaged, never winter driven, owned 26 years, price includes '62 parts car and treasure trove of parts. E-mail: jkmetz@d.umn.edu $11,000. 612-9619837. MN 61 GIULIETTA SPIDER, runs, complete, needs frame, rails, rockers and floor work, materials included. E-mail: dude2355@aol.com $750. 262-780-0039. WI 62 GIULIETTA SPIDER, rebuilt 1600 engine, new cloth top, new brakes, rebuilt hydraulics, rechromed bumpers, needs assembly and paint. E-mail: dude2355@aol.com $2,400. 262-780-0039. WI 64 GIULIA, Sprint Speciale, restoration needs to be completed, solid body in primer, 95% of chrome redone. $10,000 obo. Jeff, 610746-0317. PA 66 DUETTO SPIDER, rust-free Califomia car, runs, needs restoration. $2,700. 479751-7993. AR 66 GIULIA SPRINT GT, green with tan interior, completely original, no aftermarket parts or modifications, excellent mechanical condition, rebuilt engine, trans, brakes (ATE), and much more. $5,500 obo. 312-7876771 day. 708-442-7951 eve. IL 67 GIULIA SPRINT GT, Veloce, dark green, tan interior, very good condition, solid, original, unmolested, 78,000 miles, excellent mechanicals, no rust in floors or trunk, rockers, quarter, wheel wells, etc. $10,500. Pat, 208-265-2909. ID 74 GTV 2000, exceptional mechanical condition, white with original black interior, body and trim straight, very good reliable daily driver. spdstr5@webtv.net $4,600. Don Jacobsen, 214-942-0059. TX 74 GTV 2000, red/black, 53,000 miles, Pirellis on Cromodoras, Ansa, a/c, Weber 40s, meticulously maintained and detailed throughout, drive, show or delivery available to anywhere, 2nd owner car with known history, serious buyers only. $18,000. 305672-6615. FL 83 SPIDER, 13,000 miles, teal with black leather, showroom, paint and interior are perfect, Texas car, always garaged. E-mail: future@stagofc.net offers. 304-645-7102. PARTS 12C engine, Colombo design of 1937, only one of its kind, for show or to build car around it, various other parts. E-mail: sorayad@libero.it $165,000 USD. ITALY• witer,A.Adred, www.alfapartscatalog.com Largest online parts and accessories catalog with factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! "Original parts and hard to find NOS. "Rebuilds, sheetmetal, restoration and aftermarket parts. "High performance components. "Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifts, accessories and collectables. s/Prompt worldwide delivery. From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.corn Re-Originals 13601 FM 529 Suite I Houston, TX 77041 Phone 713-849-2400 Fax 713-849-2401 Alfa Romeo: 1900 Sprint 2nd Series 1900 SS Touring 2nd & 3rd Series Giulietta/GiuliaSprint All Series Giulietta/Giulia SS Giulietta 1300 & Guilia 1600 Spider 2000/2600 Touring Spider Giulia Super 1750-2000 Berlina Giulia Sprint GT, GTV Duetto Round Tail Spider Kamm-Tail Spider Montreal Alfetta GTV 2000 - GTV6 2500 TZ-1 & TZ-2 2600 Sprint Zagato Maserati: 3500 GT Touring 3500 GTI Touring 3500 Vignale Spider Ghibli Coupe/Spider Indy Mexico Mistral Coupe Quattroporte Series III Sebring 1 & 2 September, 2002 "Sicurvetro" Brand for European Cars Ferrari: 250 Cabriolet Series 2 250 SWB California Spider 250 LWB California Spider 250 GTE 275 GTB/2 & GTB/4 330/365 GTC & GTS 365 GTB/4 Daytona C/2•308 All Models •328 All Models CaZis 330/365 GTC 365 and 512 Boxer Porsche: 356 Pre-A 356 A 356 B Speedster Convertable D/Roadster Apollo Iso Grifo Fiat 600 Multipla Detomaso Pantera Lamborghini Miura Intermeccanica Italia 55 Dino 206 GT — 246 GT — 246 GTS


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Etceterini and Friends Profile 1966 Lancia Flaminia 2.8 3C Super Sport Chassis number: 826232-002100 T he Flaminia was the first Lancia designed by Antonia Fessici and was the company's flagship when launched in 1957. Fessici had finally broken with tradition and discarded the previously used vertical coil independent front suspension in favor of wishbones. The engine was a 2.5-liter V6 driving through an aft-mounted gearbox and de Dion rear axle. In 1964 the 3C version was introduced with a 2.8-liter engine producing 152 horsepower. Without doubt the most attractive coachwork on these chassis was the "Double Bubble" coupe by Zagato, of which 187 were built. They are quite simply a stunning combination of all Italian machinery and cosmetic design. This original triple-carburetor Super Sport was sold new in Milan in 1966, and spent a num- ber of years in a Swiss collection. It was later imported to the UK and at one time was in the ownership of Martin Cliffe, the owner and founder of renowned Lancia specialist Omicron Engineering. When contacted recently by the present owner, Mr. Cliffe confirmed the car to be a correct and original example that had never undergone major restoration simply because it had never been necessary. Nevertheless, over the years work has been carried out as when required, and records of the work are on file. He also confirmed that it had been a former National Lancia Concours trophy winner. Today, the car presents well. Its paintwork, despite now having some age, is good, and the interior, which has at some time been refurbished in red leather, is in very good order. We have not had the opportunity to road test the car, but we are informed that it drives well and that a new clutch has been recently fitted. This car sold for $55,795, including buyer's premium, at Christie's Nine Elms sale in London, March 25, 2002. Years produced  Number produced Original list price SCM Price Guide The Flaminia Sport, the last of the truly great Lancias, is little known outside of Italy. Following Lancia 's acquisition by Fiat in 1969 the marque began a slow, painful slide into badge-engineering mediocrity. Earlier Lancias have a cult following in the US, and a near-secret underground ofdevotees exists to keep these cars on the road. Chassis # Engine # Club   which provided the original Sport with 119 horsepower. Lancia upgraded carburetion from the single twin-choke Solex of the original configuration to three twin-choke Webers on 2.8-liter configuration, which produced 152 horsepower in its final version. The Flaminia Sport was offered in three model series over the years. The Series I had covered cowled headlights, body-enclosed door handles, and the 2.5-liter single-carb setup. The Series II cars had exposed headlights, more conventional door handles, and the 2.5-liter engine with single or triple carbs. A few had the 2.8 3C setup. The Series III cars, as illustrated here, were the most refined These cars had a cut-off Kamm tail and reverted to the cowled teardrop headlight design.    Tune-up/major service Distributor cap  Designed as the replacementfor thefamous Aurelia, the Flaminia Sport arrived in 1959 as one of three coachbuilt derivatives ofthefour-door Flaminia Berlina, the other two being a Pininfarina coupe and Touring coupe/convertible. While the Pininfarina and Touring cars are both attractive designs, it is the Zagato-bodied Sport that stands out. Lighter, faster and the most sporting, the Zagato body was hammered by hand from sheets of aluminum. The signature "double bubble" roofline is easily identifiable as the Zagato design trademark The Sport is a two-passenger coupe, with a surprising amount of interior room, including a parcel area behind the seats, and a pass-through door from the driver 's compartment into the trunk that can accommodate a pair of skis. The trunk is surprisingly large, another testimony to the fact that this model was designed as a useable grand touring car The Flaminia retained the 2458-cc aluminum V6 engine from the Aurelia, 1966 Lancia Flaminia 2.8 3C SS Coupe Lot #224, S/N 826232-002100 Condition: 2- SCM Investment Grade  Web site www.americanlanciaclub.org Alternatives .. Aston Martin DB4, Jensen C-V8, Porsche 356 S90, Jaguar E-type  27744 Via Ventana, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022; 650/941-7497 Plate on right side of firewall Right side of cylinder head American Lancia Club, I personally took delivery of a Flaminia Sport Zagato—a 2.8-liter, rounded-tail, three-carb version—some nine months ago. I had long desired the opportunity to own an aluminum-bodied Zagato creation and jumped at the chance when a complete Sport in need of some attention came along. Sorting it out would have been a tedious undertaking if I hadn't been so enthralled by the process. First attention was given to the duplex braking system, which is unique to say the least, and let 's not forget the in-board rear disc brakes or the transaxle with rear-mounted clutch assembly. Then came the synchronization of the triple Webers. But with the help of noted Lancia restorer Tony Nicosia, everything came together very nicely, and 1964-67 187   $50,000-$80,000 $500 $100 $6,750 within two weeks of ownership my six-year-old son and I drove to an Italian under-3.0-liter meeting some 70 miles from our home. (Fortunately we had Tony behind us in his Aurelia convertible.) The car is quick enough to keep up with modern traffic, handles well, and makes the kinds ofnoises that only a triple-carbed Italian V6 can produce. The car is a true motoring pleasure at 75 miles per hour on the open road. While I'm hardly an unbiased critic, I think that if the car pictured here was as described, and drives well, then it was properly priced in the current market, and both buyer and seller can be pleased Few Zagatobodied Sports were made, and far fewer remain today. The new owner has acquired a vintage car with abundant personality, and one that is a pleasure to behold—Chet Andrews (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Comparables Bonhams; Monte Carlo, Monaco; May 21, 2001 Sold at $39,863 SCM 1D# 23597 56  1965 Lancia Flaminia 2.8 SS Coupe Lot #172, S/N 2067 Condition: 3+ Brooks Europe; NOrburgring, Germany; Aug. 6, 1999 Sold at $123,494 SCM ID# 1675 Sports Car Market


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Etceterini & Friends Classifieds ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. DATSUN 72 240Z, 4-spd, a/c, 29,900 miles, original owner, brown/tan, excellent original condition. $16,500. Dave, 310-450-8933. CA DELOREAN 81 less than 10,000 original miles, garaged, well maintained. E-mail: cranda1148@ earthlink.net $20,000 obo. 310-373-1305. CA 81 24K miles, automatic, gray leather. $12,500. Larry, 616-241-3086. MI DETOMASO 69 MANGUSTA, burgundy, black interior, complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration on 19,000 mile car by Collector's Choice, magnificent car with many major concours wins. $45,000. Josh, 973-334-3360. NJ 74 PANTE1RA GTS, rare model, limited production, red/black, 5-spd, no rust, strong driver. 949-650-4718. CA FACELVEGA 60 EXCELLENCE, excellent original condition paint and interior, black, red leather, 2 owners from new, rust-free, rare 4-spd with 360 hp, 40,000 original miles, incredible. E-mail: bmilner@carat-na.com $50,000. 310-478-0555. CA 62 FACEL H, First Place at Pebble Beach, metallic burgundy, beige interior, 2 owners from new, rare 4-spd with 390 hp, disc brakes, a/c, Borranis. E-mail: bmilner@carat-na.com $110,000. 310-478-0555. CA FIAT 59 500, in good cond, 2-cyl, 499cc, air cooled, runs/drives, less than 10 ft in length, fun to drive, head turner, spare motor, 650cc & spare parts available. $3,900. 905-4756513. CANADA ON 68 DINO SPIDER, red/tan, 2.4 motor, ZF trans, restored professionally, excellent condition, must sell now. $23,000 obo. 830377-7571. TX 71 124 SPORT SPIDER, used to run, new soft top, new fuel pump, needs work, many spare parts. E-mail: Ijmiller@earthlink.net $775. 603-826-3327. NH ISO 67 GRIFO, red/black, low miles, 4-speed, Campys, excellent original interior, rust free, recent paint. $44,900. www.con tinentalautosports.com . 630-655-3535. IL 69 GRIFO, Fidia, rare 4-dr body by Ghia, Corvette 350-350 hp with 4-spd and air conditioning, beautifully restored car, silver with red leather, low mileage. E-mail: rojave@sbcglobal.net $23,500. Dr Zeiger, 310-275-8156. CA 71 RIVOLTA, Lele, 4-spd, silver/Cordovan, celebrity history, 327. $16,500. 941-3556500. FL 73 LELE, fast, comfortable and reliable Bertone-bodied grand tourer, factory-fitted Ford 351 Cleveland motor, cold air conditioning, automatic, full power, 43,882 miles, excellent throughout. $17,900. 954-5229900. FL LAMBORGHINI 89 COUNTACH, Anniversary, red/tan, red piping, Euro bumper, less than 3,000 mi, still on factory MSO, never registered, has spare set (4) of Pirelli tires, gift of Pirelli, car in northern CA. E-mail: leeterrell@prodigy.net $98,000. LANCIA 53 B53 BERLINETTA, 1-off by Balboa, RHD, twin carb Nardi manifold, mechanically redone, needs paint, all vintage event eligible, priced to sell. E-mail: bbone8v@ pacbell.net 323-656-7483. CA 57 AURELIA B24S, convertible, blue AZZUITO, brand new black leather interior, body stripped to bare metal and repainted, new rebuilt engine, kept original by Lancia technician of the day. $65,000. 9 14-6324039. 718-920-1401. NY 82 ZAGATO, rust-free CA car, 2.0 Fl, 5-spd, a/c pw, ps, ph, exc condition, new belts, hoses, tires, injectors, both tops, exc, fun, clean, rare. E-mail: mwm@snclegal.com $4,995 obo. 781-659-6799. MA MASERATI 59 3500 GT, metallic gray, black interior, 5speed, front disc brakes, CA black plate car, placed 2nd in Class, Concorso Italiano 2000, original Webers, Borrani disc wheels. Email: eogorman@attbi.om $25,995. 925484-1697. CA 63 3500GT, red/black, the most desirable spec. Late example: 5-speed, disc brakes, wire wheels, converted to Webers (original fuel injection included). New tires. A wonderful car to drive. Strong mechanicals. $34,900. ww.continentalautosports.com , 630-655-3535. 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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet Chassis number: 4500019 Engine number: 1889203500380 aving resumed production in 1946 with the 170 in unchanged, pre-WWII form, Mercedes-Benz introduced its first all-new designs of the postwar era—the 220 and 300—at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1951. While the 220 was an advance on the 170, the 300 re-established Mercedes-Benz in the front rank of prestige car manufacturers, marking as it did a return to the marque's tradition of building high-performance luxury automobiles of the finest quality. The 300's oval-tube chassis followed the lines of the 170S and 220, with independent suspension all around and four-wheel drum brakes, but incorporated the added refinements of hypoid bevel final drive, dynamically balanced wheels, and remote electrical control of the rear suspension ride height. H The conservatively styled sedan was soon joined by the 300S (Super), a model that succeeded in recapturing the elegance of the prewar 540K. Built in coupe and Cabriolet forms on a shortened 300 sedan chassis, the 300S weighed considerably less than the 300 sedan and was more powerful, its engine gaining triple (as opposed to twin) Solex carburetors and a raised compression ratio. Maximum power output was 150 horsepower and top speed was 110 miles per hour. Only one significant change was made in the model's lifetime: the introduction in 1955 of the fuel-injected 300Sc, which incorporated alterations—including revised rear suspension—also made to the sedan. More expensive than the 300SL, and almost twice the price of the contemporary top-of-the-range Cadillac, the 300S was one of the world's most exclusive automobiles. Inevitably, production was limited. Only 760 examples of the 300S and 300Sc left the factory between 1951 and 1958. This Cabriolet has been in the same ownership for 30 years and has never been restored, having been acquired directly from the original owner, a German factory owner in Offenbach. The car is elegantly finished in black with cream leather interior—the latter featuring superb wood veneer and equipped with a dashboard-mounted Heuer stopwatch—and comes complete with fitted luggage. The convertible top and interior benefited from restoration work costing more than $50,000, while the paintwork is still the original nitrocellulose finish. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  This car soldfor $155,938, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams Geneva sale, March 11, 2002. The 300S/Sc market has been a roller coaster ride for the last ten years. These cars were Mercedes-Benz's premier postwar model, costing more than $12,000 in 1952. At that time, the most expensive Cadillac you could buy was less than $5,000, and even the 300SL Gullwing, when introduced two years later, cost less than $8,000. Alternatives  leather, along with panel fits complicated enough to make a restorer crazy. The body is welded to the chassis and the car is extremely heavy, so putting it on a rotisserie is out of the question. And since these are some of the last hand-built cars Mercedes offered, the time and care required to do a quality job far surpasses its contemporaries. And when you're all done, the value of a 300S is much less than that of a 300SL. Consequently, few people are financially willing or able to restore them to their former glory. As the head of the Classic Car Sales department at Paul Russell and Co., I can 't even count on one hand the inquiries I've had over the past year from someone looking to purchase or restore a 300S, and we've only fully restored three over the past 25 years. In comparison, we have restored more than 50 300SLs and done partial restorations on hundreds more. 1952-55 203 $12,680 Right front chassis rail Left rear side of block, below head Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaray Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-2872, 800/637-2360 www.mbca.org SCM Investment Grade  1960-62 Rolls-Royce SC II DHC, 1955-59 Bentley Si Continental A $160,000-$180,000 $1,000 $50 Great to look at, the 300S is heavy to drive around town. No power steering and manual four-speed transmissions can make for a long day commuting over the Laurels Grade Road in Carmel Valley. This model tends to attract an older crowd, which, frankly isn't the majority of the buying public anymore. Generally, anyone looking for a high-end '50s or '60s Mercedes is after a 3005L. The purchaser or restorer of a 300S is someone secure in his collecting and who knows exactly what he is getting, unlike first-time exotic buyers who often gravitate towards' Gullwings. This example, described as largely unrestored with a retrimmed interior, should be considered The 300S, hand-built in the manner of the 500/540K prewar models that preceded it, counted royalty and movie stars among its owners. Unfortunately, the same, almost custom-built features that made it desirable for the relative few who could afford it when new are contributing to its gradual disappearance today. As a rule of thumb, these cars cost twice as much to restore correctly as either a 300SL Gullwing or roadster. There is far more chrome, wood and 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet Lot #790, SfN 18801200266 Condition: 1 fully priced. Assuming the car is mechanically okay, that the new owner is comfortable with its current cosmetic condition and that he plans to keep it for a long time, inflation should protect his investment. If he decides to resell within a year or two, he might have to work very hard to totally recoup the amount paid. If he decides to perform a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration to Pebble Beach standards, he should budget at least $300,000. The resultant perfect Benz should then be viewed as a four-wheeled monument to his financial success in other ventures, which allowed him to bury himself so deeply in this one.—Alex Finigan (Paul Russell and Co. is located in Essex, Massachusetts, www.paulrussell.com .) (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company.)• Bonhams; London, England; December 12, 2001 Sold at $134,900 SCM ID# 28048 Comparables 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet Lot #238, S/N 00215-53 Condition: 3+ RM Auctions; Amelia Island, Florida; March 10, 2000 Sold at $103,400 SCM ID# 14170


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Porsche Gesprach / Jim Schrager A Porsche for Mr. Leadfoot I he 930 Turbo was Porsche's first serial-production muscle car. And like its American counterparts that sacrificed driveability in their ferocious pursuit of raw horsepower, the 930 Turbo marked a radical departure from the traditional 911 virtues of lightness, finesse and modesty. Porsche 356s and early 911s through 1973 do a lot with a little, and I admire that. Although the 911s have smallish powerrlants, ranging from 2.0 to 2.4 liters, they extract horsepower from their flat-sixes in a very efficient manner, and are quite lively to drive. Despite diminutive outside dimensions, they have loads of room inside. Without exotic suspension pieces or gargantuan tires, excellent road holding is delivered along with, rather than instead of, decent ride quality. No power assists to any of the controls are required because the cars are so well balanced. Shifting gears is a true joy. In essence, they are a definitive point-to-point GT car, equally as comfortable in urban traffic as on twisting mountain roads. In most cases, you can fix anything that goes wrong yourself—short of a complete engine rebuild. Ownership is less a display (sometimes vulgar) of how much borrowing power you have amassed, than a statement of how much automotive wisdom you have acquired. None of the above is true with a Turbo. They go very fast when on boost but trade off every other traditional Porsche virtue to do so. The Turbo in my warehouse is a US model 1976 930 sunroof coupe, silver with black leather, and in very nice condition. There is nothing especially unusual about the car except that it is completely stock. No toilet-bowlsized turbo upgrade, no boy-racer muffler, no body aero geegaws, no double-wide wheels and monster tires. It is well cared for, to be sure, with glossy paint and an original interior in excellent condition. Introduced in 1975, the 911 Turbo was Porsche's response to the need to homologize the wildly powerful Turbo for FIA GT competition. Of course, the CanAm 917-10 and 917-30 cars with their turbocharged flat-12s had demolished all competitors. How wonderful to have a Porsche Turbo for the street! The original street Turbo engines for the US market displaced 3.0 liters and produced 245 horsepower. In 1978 they grew to 3.3 liters and added an intercooler to make 20 extra horsepower. Zero to 60 times of about 6.2 seconds were a bit slower than the Carrera RS's 5.7. But above 60 miles per hour, the Turbo had giant reserves of power. For example, when Road & Track tested the 1976 Turbo, they just barely got into second gear at 51 miles per hour, and just out of second at 85 miles per hour while exercising the car in a 0 to 100-mph sprint. They did not use fourth gear at all. My Turbo would be a perfect car for everyday driving if I lived in Montana and had to drive 100 miles on the Interstate every day to work. At 95 miles per hour, the car is steady and serene. But below 70, where most of us do the vast majority of our driving, the Turbo is harsh, sluggish and heavy. Below 50 miles per hour, driving the Turbo is a chore. The four-speed transmission is clunky to shift. The good news is that within US speed limits you won't shift often. If you want to be "on boost" at normal highway speeds, things happen very quickly in first gear, and when you get to boost in second you're already at the speed limit. Third and fourth are both distant overdrives here, efficient devices for collecting very expensive tickets. Because of all the complexity and requisite plumbing stuffed into the engine compartment, along with the air conditioning equipment, there is little room for the home mechanic to fiddle. Changing the distributor cap on my Turbo can be a two-hour job, and my car doesn't even have the giant intercooler, standard from 1978 on. To change the spark plugs, begin by removing the air-conditioning compressor. It will take awhile; I know. The Turbo is not for those with faint egos. Between the giant fender flares and the whale tail, the car screams "look at me!" Finesse? Brute force is more like it. The strangest part is that when off boost, say below 3,500 rpm, it's a dog. There is more weight and less torque than a similar 911SC (1978 to 1983). But wait, it gets worse, as the fewer gear ratios of the Turbo four-speed versus the 911SC five-speed make that lesser power seem even further out of reach. The giant (and stiff) tires make most 930s ride like heavily laden pickup trucks on anything but perfectly smooth racecourse tarmac. September, 2002  Goes like the wind, rides like a truck. If you must have a 930 Turbo, avoid gray-market cars. By now, many years after their importation, they can be difficult to smog. Don't consider any cars that don't have good service histories, either. A 930 with a mysterious past simply can't be cheap enough. Have any prospective acquisition inspected by someone fluent in Turbos. In today's market, expect to pay $35,000 to $45,000 for a best-in-the-world example, and $25,000 to $35,000 for a nice car with no bad stories. Despite all the above, I enjoy having my stock Turbo, as an example of a direction that Porsche took in the late '70s that was so diametrically opposed to everything they had done before. Fax your Porsche questions to 503/253-2234, or e-mail them to copyed@sportscarmarket.com .• Exclusively 280SLs Low-mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock fir immediate delivery. 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey (888) 840-1700 www.tonylabella.corn SEE WHAT WE DO Restore your car—better than new! 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Sportwagen zu Verkaufen ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month.  BMW 56 ISETTA, European 250, bubble window, small European head and taillights, 1999 restoration on very original car. $13,500. 502-499-7459. KY MERCEDES-BENZ 56 190SL, new shocks, tie rod ends, tires, engine rebuild, shift bushings, steering wheel, show quality chrome, black German fab top, silver w/ red interior, Solex carbs, exc cond. $23,500. 413-543-6986. MA 59 190SL, white, red int, black soft top, recent cosmsetic restoration, mech excellent. 207-793-4530 eve. ME 63 190SL, red with black interior, black soft top and big window hard top, over $35,000 invested. Will trade for 1993 or newer 400SL. $29,500. 541-469-9686. OR 64 230SL, Euro, 4-spd, 2 top roadster, complete w/o interior, usual rust, floor, rocker and quarter panels, includes 230SL parts (113 body), engine, trans (auto), doors, trunk lid, front grille w/o star, complete f&r bumpers, fuel pump, more. $6,500 for package. 718-978-9003. NY 68 250SL, hard top, white, tan interior, CA car, no rust, 4-spd, 90K miles, excellent condition. 201-489-8176. NJ 68 280SL, cony, silver, 6-cyl, 20K miles, all original, both tops, brand new convertible top, complete restoration in Y2K, all mechanicals rebuilt OEM, automatic trans, new tires, excellent chrome, black leather interior, all records and manuals. $36,000. 315-656-7910 eve. Fax 315-449-6116 day. NY 70 280SL, hard top, burgundy, beige, black, new paint, 4-spd, 73,435 miles, many new parts, strong driver, rust free Tennessee car. $14,500. 203-322-2787. CT 72 350SL, AMG styling, pearl white, rare car in US, both tops, ready to enjoy. $19,800. 607-753-1801. NY 78 450SL, convertible, silver, red interior, 82,000 original miles, auto, recent stainless steel exhaust, new original radiator & battery, great mechanicals, rust-free car, can use complete paint job as well as seat covers, hard top included. $8,500 offers. 201-5050626. NJ PORSCHE 59 356B, Cabriolet, 1600S, red/tan, blk top, new interior, carpet, top liner, tires, chrome, wheels, excellent condition. $29,000. 610434-8778. PA 59356D, cony, silver/red, blk top, Kardex, third D manufactured. $36,000. 610-797-9298. PA Specialized in Italian car parts & pre-war car parts. WA e- 805/5r8:4934 fax 805/568-1533 CARS - PARTS - LITERAT U1tE 62 356B, coupe, a 25K complete groundup restoration, all mechanical, engine, brakes, etc, ruby red/tan, less than 600 miles since restoration. E-mail: www .appleshredders@aol.com $22,500 obo. 251-344-5062. AL 63 356B T6, #119864, silver/red int, new paint orig, 1 owner car, complete, needs work, engine not running. $4,800. Peter, 860-8241247. CT 65 356 SC, coupe, #218805, the Original Outlaw 356, red/ black interior, designed & built by Don Emory, steel 911 Turbo flares & front spoiler, Carrera rear valance, rare 911 RSR polished wheels, engine, trans, brakes rebuilt. E-mail: alcar@acronet.net $24,500. 262-694-5554. WI 65 C, ruby red, tan interior, mechanics excellent, body beautiful, CA car, no rust, new $5,000 paint, physician maintained for 35 years, luggage rack and car cover. $18,500 firm. Jim, 518-587-7880. NY 70 911E, family owned since new, great paint, good interior, maroon/black, super driver, runs beautifully, Weber conversion, top end rebuilt, meticulous service, 183,000 miles, hate to sell. E-mail: sandymorganl@yahoo.com $18,000. 858-279-9931. CA 71 911T, mint, 34K miles, signal orange/ black, zero rust, modifications or paint work, books, records, tools, Kardex, PCA Preservation winner, Parade '01. $26,500. 414964-4974. WI 73 911S, coupe, 1 owner, original CA car, in excellent condition, sport seats, a/c, numbers match, no rust ever. $27,500. 866270-9778. CA• Vintage Race Cars for Sale ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. 53 SIATA, 208S, engine, transmission, differential, suspension, brakes, interior, instruments, windshield, top, etc, no body damage ever, repainted once. E-mail: singer356@ aol.com, 516-367-1616 day. NY 56 CORVETTE, VIN 2540, one of Nicicy Chevrolet's race cars, log books, pictures, some history, 327/350 hp, six-point roll cage, 355.1 rear, ran warm-up laps at Homestead Motor Speedway 2001, private owner. $39,500. 305-235-2400. FL 57 DEVIN, wide-bodied Special, beautiful lines, undisputable fastest sports racer of 1950s era, turnkey and all fresh mechanicals, 283 of 327 SBC, extremely reliable, multiple concours winner. $200,000. Jahimiak, 608-788-8678. WI 59 LOTUS, Formula Junior 18, front discs, Newland, Ford, Cosworth, Class J, this machine has never lost a race in 9 years, fresh motor plus spare, fresh Taylor gearbox, logbooks, vintage. $32,000. 941-485-0080. FL 62 ALFA, Giulietta Spider, sorted, Competitive Class winner in VARA, GTV front spindles, rack-and-pinion steering, disc brakes, 2-liter with 45 DCOE Webers, Watts linkage, fuel cell, spare 5.10 limited slip, extra wheels. $13,500. 858-695-3882. CA 66 SHELBY, GT 350, SFM 2306, SVRA Gold Medallion, grid ready, fully sorted race car, red with white LeMans stripes, will sell with or without engine, will trade for other interesting high-performance Fords, '95 Cobra R, 2000 Cobra R, etc. $58,000 w/engine. 905-988-9004. CANADA ON 67 ALFA, Duetto, fly yellow, absolutely race ready and super competitive, front running, fresh Beck/Steck 2-liter, close ratio, limited slip, fire system, Accusump, track spares. $40,000. Bob Colaizzi, 937-433-3282. OH 67 LOTUS, 51A, #51A/FF/82, white w/gray chassis, original components (matching serial numbers), including 1600cc Crossflow, Renault R-8 Type 330 transaxle, Arch Motors chassis, 3-piece body, dry sumped, Aeroquip, fuel cell. 530-625-1015. CA 69 OLDS, 442 Holiday coupe, Model #4487, serial #4436, 400 ci 350 hp, 4-spd Muncie transmission, option #M20, Hurst shifter, 3.23 limited-slip positraction differential, option #G91, Rally-Pac std, 124K original miles. $14,250. 408-7271488 xt. 11. CA 72 LOLA, T-242 FB roller, in need of restoration, 701 bare black, bare Hart big valve head, FT-200 with new adapter, new 45 DCOEs, timing chest. E-mail: milspec@brainerd.net $18,000 firm. 218-828-8134. MN 72 PORSCHE, 911S, factory modified for racing, short LSD trans, 3.0 Andial 935 case #, factory twin plug distributor, mechanically fuel injected, black steel wide body, black leather with factory race seat, harness, roll bar, 2100 lbs, 250 hp. $25,999. 954-983-8850 eve. FL WANTED Help, need information about a car called the McCormack, built in the late 1950s, possibly a kit car? Thank you. 516-5791462. NY • Vintage Rally Calendar SEPTEMBER Mille Autunno Della Cinque Passi, 12-15. Open to any and all cars built before 1972. Entry fee is $2,000 per car. Entry deadline is August 1, 2002. Contact Martin Swig, 415/561-8401. (CA) The 14th Classic Marathon, 8-14. To Colditz Castle and into Prague. New route, organized by Dave Whittock. Email: rally@btinternet.com, fax: 011 44 1235 851292. (UK) Mille Autunno/New England, 22-26. For Mille Miglia-type cars, but cars up to 1972 allowed. Starting from Saratoga Springs, NY, going through the Adirondacks, crossing Lake Champlain by ferry, through New Hampshire and Maine, then back to Saratoga Springs. Great fall colors! Martin Swig, 415/5618401, or Dan Radowicz, 415/5618422. (CA) Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: info@italparts.com www.Italparts.com Alphen aid Rijn-Holland 60  borghini Beyond the West Rally of South Dakota, 23-28. A limit of 55 vintage and modern cars accepted. Two touring lefs and to "pedal to the metal" legs. Registration: $4,000. Event benefits South Dakota Highway Officers. 888/545-1400. (EST) Forza Mille, 28-October 4. Open to any Ferrari or 12-cylinder car of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/ 645-6069; vintagerallies.com . (CT) OCTOBER London-Lisbon Classic Rally, 514. Starting from London's historic Hampton Court Palace, spend 12 days driving the roads of France, Spain and Portugal. For more information, contact Historic Endurance Rallying Organization, phone 011 44 1886 833505, fax 011 44 1886 833144. (UK) The London to Athens World Cup Rally, 5-17. New enlarged category for classics, sponsored by Holden Vintage and Classics, with the World Cup Trophy for cars up to 1400-cc (of any age) and a route that takes in sections from the Monte, the Alpine, the Liege Sofia Liege, and the Acropolis. This is the event for drivers who enjoy a competitive drive. E-mail: rally@btinternet.com, fax: 011 44 1235 851292. (UK) NOVEMBER Texas 1000, 3-8. 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. Presented by Ford Motor Company. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; vintagerall ies.com. (CT)• Sports Car Market


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 American Car Profile Chassis number: 0Y73J162501 T 1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible I 1111--n11 111 III  III III.  he classic Thunderbird was introduced in 1955 in response to the Corvette. With the same wheelbase, the T-Bird was designed to be more comfortable and luxurious. The 1958-60 models added more chrome and two seats. This car is one of the rare "J" code cars—only 250 were built in 1960— with a 430-c.i., 350-horsepower Lincoln engine, a $177 option. Other features include Cruise-O-Matic transmission, tinted power windows, power seats and air conditioning. In show condition following a three-year ground-up restoration, this car is a multiple first place winner, including Best of Show at the VTCI regional in San Diego and the Knott's III 111:111 III Hi  III 10 ill ill li  II I ; Berry Farm All-Ford Show. Restoration detail is superb, right down to the correct underhood decals. At Christie's Rockefeller Center auction on May 18, 2002, this T-Bird brought an amazingly high $47,000, including buyer 's premium. This represents a new record price for a "Square Bird." I'll never forget that night at the local drive-in, 45 years ago, when the first pictures of the '58 Thunderbird were passed around. We budding car nuts couldn't believe that Ford had scrapped its sleek twoseater for a four-passenger barge with squared-off lines and too much chrome. Then the first test reports came out, showing the two-ton sled to take 13.5 seconds to get to 60 miles per hour (as compared to 9.3 seconds for the '57 T-Bird). Handling? Forget it. One report alleged, "that while smooth and comfortable for freeway travel, it is not particularly maneuverable. It leans and plows on hard turns. The suspension is much too soft for superior handling...steering is excessively slow. ' Just while Chevrolet was turning the Corvette into a serious performance car, Ford had invented our father 's Olds before Oldsmobile did. We all swore never to buy a Ford. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  Major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  But in the market at large, the car was a smash hit, Web site  as 37,892 Square Birds—more than 70% of the entire three-year 53,155 production run ofthe "Little Bird"— were snapped up in thefirst year Robert S. McNamara, the ex-Litton whiz kid that Henry Jr hired to save Ford, had invented the 'Personal luxury" car By the time the "Bullet Bird" replaced it in 1961, over 195,000 Square Birds had rolled out of the Lincoln plant in Wixom, Michigan—almost four times the two-seater's total production. And it outsold Corvette during the three years ten to one. The money rolled in, with Ford's reported profit being $1,000 per unit (about $6,000 in today's money). In its own way, the Square Bird was a revolutionary car Monocoque construction was new for Ford, and allowed the seats to be recessed into the floor pan, reducing overall height to an unheard-of 52.5 inches (as a comparison, the 1960 Chrysler 300F stood 55.1 inches tall). There was more interior space than in a full-size Cadillac 62. Alternatives  '14 * *6■" 1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Lot #422, S/N 0Y73J162501 Condition: N/A Front of left cylinder head Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI), P.O. Box 2250, Dearborn, MI 48123; 316/794-8132 1961-66 Olds Starfire convertible, 1960-61 Chrysler New Yorker, 1964 Chrysler 300K convertible www.vintagethunderbirdclub.org However, due to the new lower body, the driveshaft tunnel was quite tall. William Boyer, a Ford designer whoflew airplanes in WWII, was used to having a big mass between the pilot and copilot. So, as a solution, hejust put a lot of stuff on top of the tunnel and invented the automobile center console, which was widely copied by Ford's competition. An all-new 352-c.i. V8 replaced the venerable Y block. It featured high compression, improved breathing and a front-mounted distributor For 1959 the new Lincoln 430-c.i. V8 with 350 horsepower was an option, although rarely ordered. Its massive 490 ft-lbs of torque cut 0 to 60 times to 8.2 seconds, but its greater bulk only made handling matters worse. Why the record price for this car? First, like most well-restored cars, the sale price was less than the restoration itself cost. Once again, a buyer paid for a restoration and got the underlying car for free. Second, the car was already done, and ready to be shown at the Hamptons Concours. Even a restoration that goes perfectly—and none of them do— will take twice as long as you imagine, cost three times as much as you expect, and will cause the antacid consumption in the house to go up ten-fold. Third, its concours victories are at Vintage Thunderbird Club International (VTCI) events, where judges are probably as compulsive as those at Porsche or Corvette gatherings. My own Gold Medallion '57 once lost a point because of a wrinkle 1958-60 173,936 hardtops, 24,255 convertibles $4,399 (convertible) $300 $14.49 Left front door pillar in a hard-to-see underdash trim edging. And finally, maybe the Square Bird offered a moment of nostalgia for the buyer One of our older buddies, whose dad let him take his '60 T-Bird on dates, did find the rear seat had some advantages at the drive-in. Perhaps the new owner of this Bird has similar fond memories. The Square Bird is another example of enthusiasts' losses resulting in a bottom-line gain for the car company. As a gearhead, I wish the T-Bird had gone on to become a Corvette fighter But if I had been a shareholder of Ford Motor Company at the time, I would have been standing on my chair, applauding as the sales results for this new model rolled in.—John Apen (Historic data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Comparables Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ; Jan. 19, 2002 Sold at $61,560 Barrett-Jackson; Scottsdale, AZ; Jan. 19, 2001 Sold at $58,320 1960 Ford Thunderbird Convertible Lot #406, S/N 0Y73Y149977 Condition: N/A


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American Cars for Sale AUBURN 33 V12, boattail salon speedster, ACD certified #1, Pebble Beach 2000, correct restoration, dark red and maroon, Model 12-165, magnificent, dependable. $275,000. 800728-2832 day. CA CHEVROLET 56 CORVETTE, Aztec copper, numbers matching, body-off restoration, show-quality paint and chrome, Al Knoch interior, correct soft and hard tops, totally rebuilt correct 265-ci, 4-barrel engine, great looking California car. $33,500. 858-759-5645. CA 60 CORVETTE, solid axle, 2nd owner, original matching numbers, fully documented, 46,121 miles, sateen silver, red interior, 4spd, 2 tops, 283/230 hp, Wonderbar radio, positraction, stainless steel exhaust system. E-mail: janetgk@msn.com $60,000 firm. John Conley, 908-879-8815. NJ 66 CHEVELLE SS, #s matching 396/325 with rare #s matching Holley, regal red with red bench seat int, auto, cold factory air, power windows, power steering, power brakes, power ant, bumper guards. E-mail: johns ccrtc.com $33,800. 765-795-2225. IN 67 CAMARO RS/SS, 350/295 hp, auto, numbers matching, meticulously frame-off restored, AM/FM, tach, console, gauges, ps, power front disc brakes, black deluxe int, red ext, 100% stock car. $29,500. 302-323-1800 day. Fax 302-378-2532 eve. DE 67 CORVETTE, convertible, 327/350, matching #s, 4-spd, 3.70 posi, A-31, K-19, both tops, s/s brakes, Lyndale blue, black interior, same owner since 1981, car purchased in southern CA. $35,500. 360-6520260. WA ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $15 per month. 68 IMPALA SS, cony, triple black, very rare 427-390hp, matching numbers, air, ps, pb, tilt, AM/FM, factory tach, gauges, fiber optics, 4-spd, posi 3:31, Flowmasters. $32,000. 810-794-5218. MI 68 CAMARO SS, 396, 325 hp, #s match, Protect-O-Plate, frame-off restoration a/t, ps, pb, yellow exterior, black standard interior, console, family owned for 30 years, totally stock, includes hubcaps, 133,000 mi, $21,500. 253-841-9316. WA 68 CHEVELLE SS, 396, auto, matching numbers, extensive body-off restoration, 1st Place Super Chevy winner, ext quasar blue, int black, driven 100 mi since restoration, highly detailed, no short cuts, never wet. E-mail: oneclean68@aol.com $27,500. 727787-7264. FL 70 MONTE CARLO SS, 454, Turbo 400, #s match, autumn gold, black top, black buckets, cold air cond, tach and gauges, power door locks, posi, family owned since new, always garaged, never abused, engine and trans rebuilt, 100% rust free, runs and looks great. $12,500. 718-234-6770. NY 73 CORVETTE, 454/275, 4-spd, air, full power, #s match, lots of work done on car the past 4 years, 3,000 miles, orange, black, glass T-tops, past owner 20 years. $17,900. 217687-4200 eve. IL DODGE 69 CHARGER, 500 model w/NASCAR intended aerodynamics, matching #s 440 el/ 4-bbl, a/t console, restored CA car, green, rare factory air, window sticker. E-mail: knightmare513@yahoo.com $30,000 firm. 805-455-0063. CA 69 SUPER BEE, 383 Magnum, auto column shift, pillarless, Magnum 500, vinyl roof, rotisserie resto, no expense spared. 514-7350555. CANADA QC 70 CHARGER R/T, 43,969 miles, all original, #s match, unmolested car, original sublime changed to brown in 1974 by 2nd owner of 28 years, 383 Magnum, column shift, auto, white bucket interior, 391 posi, Rally-Pac, car is arrow straight and all original except color. $27,500. 330-478-0735. OH FORD 65 FAIRLANE, hardtop, numbers matching 289 high-performance (K-code), 4-speed, 4:11 rear, less than 100 K-code Fairlanes were produced in 1965, featured in Muscle Car Review, May 2001, correct Ford tri-power installed. $16,900. Gary, 313-274-1513. MI 65 MUSTANG, 289 V8, auto trans, all numbers match, very clean and straight car, 40,000 original miles, transmission/motor rebuilt, new: dual exhaust, steering parts, tires, gaskets all over, factory AM radio, bucket seats, factory a/c and console. $11,000 negotiable. 816-695-1178. MO 65 MUSTANG GT, coupe, original family/ owner, matching numbers, California car, 289 V8, 4-spd, GT rims, factory GT package, no rust, straight body needs paint, runs like a brand new car. E-mail: dthhrgrpS hotmail.com $13,000. Daren, 909-4671620. CA GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES/ V ermont 8e Que6ec. 1 ofig, 7th annual FORZA MILLE V-1 2 1 September 28 to October 4, 2002 Txae #11 Couffe-r-g, 5t1-1 annual TEXAS 1000 November 3 to 8, 2002 A five day/1000 mile TSD rally through the historic and lovely Texas Hill Country, featuring a Concours on Alamo Plaza, river cruise to Marble Falls and incredible winding ranch roads. View beautiful canyons, rocky streams, live oaks, golden pastures and Victorian towns. Enjoy gracious Texas hospitality and fine dining, plus unique gifts and prizes. Open to any 1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT car or any Ford performance car of any year (Jaguar, Aston, Panoz, Shelby, etc.). Presented by Ford Motor Company. $3995. per couple, all-inclusive. 62  A gracious 1000 mile TSD rally starting at Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont, then heading north. Overnights at Manoir des Sables in Magog, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec, two nights at Fairmont Mount Tremblant before returning to Stowe. Time trials at Le Circuit Mt. Tremblant, winding roads in the Laurentian mountains, spectacular fall foliage, terrific dining and warm hospitality. Beautiful gifts and prizes! Open to any Ferrari, any Mercedes SI or any 12-cylinder car of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. $4495. per couple, all-inclusive. MORE GREAT RALLIES FORZA AMELIA: March 9-14, 2003 NEW ENGLAND 1000: May 18-23, 2003 To enter or be added to our mailing list: VINTAGE RALLIES, INC. Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintaaerallies.com Sports Car Market /11.0111 66 MUSTANG, K-code convertible, candy red/red, rare documented automatic, GT options: pony, Rally-Pac, console, wood wheel, styled steels, 4 seat belts, white top, rotisserie restoration of 37,000 original mile car, detailed undercarriage. $37,500. 714848-9255. CA 69 MUSTANG CJ, convertible, 4-spd, shaker hood, red exterior, black interior, black top, 4-year concours restoration, only 44 made, serious inquiries only. Adam, 203335-2109 day. 203-874-1036 eve. CT PLYMOUTH 66 SATELLITE, 528 Hemi, 850+ hp, 727 trans, manual valve body, Weld wheels, chromoly roll bar w/swingout bars, front disc brakes, 4 inch exhaust, black w/black interior, car was never cut or tubbed. Charlie, 973398-3434 day. Fax 973-770-6386 (eve). NJ 70 'CUDA, BS23V0B, 440 Six-Pack, 4-spd, Dana, shaker, wing, rubber bumper, purple, black, real FC7 car with does, 205 point out of 220 at 2000 Mopar Nationals, no reproduction parts, 130 miles. $52,000. 402-4556229. 402-453-4705.NE 70 SUPERBIRD, 440 4-barrel, auto on column, ps, pb, nice 77,000-mile unrestored mostly original car, numbers matching blck and trans, have build sheet, decoded by Galen Govier. E-mail: johnclarke@wnsglobal.com $46,500. 801-954-8779. UT PONTIAC 65 GTO, convertible, PHS documented, accurate frame-off restoration, original 389, trippower, 4-spd, marina turqouise paint with a deep reflecting pool shine, white top, ps, pb, wood steering wheel. $42,000. 307-2358624. WY•


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Notes from Europe / Robert Coucher Liege-Rome-Liege Goes To Venice A number of intrepid, hard-driving Americans competed in this year 's challenging "Liege-Rome-Liege Goes To Venice" historic rally. SCM contributor Robert Coucher took part in his scrujj5) but effective Porsche 356 daily driver T he black Mercedes 300SL swept past on the rain-lashed road at full chat, throwing up a long plume of spray. This was provocation enough to drop a gear and begin the pursuit up yet another winding Alpine pass. The well-flogged Mercedes responded to the challenge and began bellowing up the tight hairpin bends. The powerful Roadster was slithered, wheelspun and thrown through the corners with serious commitment. After a few miles ofhigh-speed tag we reached the next "Tulips": not just a flower. Too often in America, vintage rallies are a game of cat and mouse between local police and participants with irate citizens on cell phones joining in as they resent the presence of speeding foreign cars in their towns. In Europe the rules of engagement are different. Townspeople have been brought up on sports cars enjoying their country roads and they line the streets and cheer you on—grandmothers, mothers and small boys alike. These vintage rallies are regarded by the participants as annual holidays. The drivers are competitive types and, for them, lying on a beach is anathema. That said, everything is very well organized on the Liege with superb hotels all the way, detailed route books provided and useful vans following along behind with all the luggage. The Liege cost $4,500 to enter, which is a good value for six nights fully inclusive plus the sumptuous gala dinner at the finish in Venice. Bar bills, petrol, any mechanical mishaps and fender bending is down to the entrants. Dahmen throwing his SL through the Alps. time control where the driver climbed out and cracked a smile. "Now that was some drive," said the normally languid Lloyd Dahmen. "There's nothing like sliding a powerful historic automobile about on skinny tires in the wet," he added. I have to agree. These are the moments car guys cherish... Run from June 22-26, this year's llth annual Liege-Rome-Liege regularity rally attracted the full complement of 200 automobiles. This retrospective rally is based upon the original flat-out road race first run in 1931 until 1960, which was always regarded as the toughest of endurance tests for both man and machine. While today's rally is not quite flat-out, it is still a real challenge. The route is made up of long road sections where the teams have to clock in at time controls. If you are late, you lose points. The really difficult sections are the regularities where drivers have to average 35 miles per hour. It sounds easy, but these regularities are always located on the tight, almost vertical hairpin sections. Navigators use stopwatches, maps and "Tulips"— detailed diagrams of the route to be followed. Times are taken from markers along the route and the driver has to get used to being bellowed at. The succinct vocabulary consists largely of "speed up," "slow down" or "you've missed the bloody turning!" Adding a bit of variation to the format this year, gentleman organizer Alain Defalle decided to end the event in Venice, over 1,000 hard-driving miles by way of challenging Alpine roads. Restricted to pre-war and historic cars of the type that took part in the original race, the field consisted of no less than 33 Porsche 356s, 22 Jaguars and an impressive 13 vintage and post-vintage thoroughbred Bentleys. These European events have no real counterpart on the American scene. They start earlier, finish later and include difficult navigational and driving tests. Importantly, they are embraced by the local communities passed through. As these rallies are in homage to great races gone by, participants are treated with consideration by the polizei, as long as common courtesies such as obeying speed limits in the villages are observed. September, 2002 Finishing 121st doesn't take away from the fun. No special competition licenses are required, although the vehicles need a FIVA certificate (a form that describes the historic car's specifications), which is no big deal. Modern racing seats and other equipment is actually discouraged as the automobiles should be as period as possible. Any modern navigational equipment is totally forbidden with the threat of exclusion. It's down to stopwatches and the navigators' wits. Although primarily a British and European event, America was well represented by the aforementioned Dahmen from Boston as well as Alberto and Arielle Hodari in a Jaguar XK 140, John Ryckalts in an MGA, Don and Sabrina Longega Wilson in an Arnolt Bristol, Stephen and Camilla Brauer in a Bentley RType Continental and Christian and Patricia Heuber in their "developed" Continental. R-Type, as driven by Stephen Brauer. A juicy car-guy aside: Heuber lives between Pennsylvania and London and is the custodian of the international Bentley Continental Register—SCM'er Gary Moore and other Bentley owners must log on to www.continental.org.uk and weep and gnash their teeth with awe and envy. Heuber has taken what is regarded as one of the best cars ever to have come out of Britain and subtly massaged it to the point where it is now a truly astounding machine. 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and other clever tweaks. The suspension has been tightened down and an anti-sway bar fitted to the rear with Alfin aluminum drums at each corner. The Bentley runs on Dunlop Racing Tires as used by D-type Jaguars and its top speed is north of 135 miles per hour with the 1/4 mile timed at 16 seconds. Not bad, old boy. The Wilson Arnolt Bristol. Having done the 1998 Tour Auto Tour de France with my friend Mark Venning from Santiago, Chile, I invited him once again to join me. I provided my trusty old Porsche 356, which is also my daily driver in London town and yenning brought along his considerable navigational and mathematical brain. Setting off early from London, we took the Channel Tunnel across from Folkestone to Calais in France and blasted down to Liege in Belgium for the start, some 250 miles away. There the Porsche was scrutineered, which is basically a check for general roadworthiness. We lost 30 points for my fitted racing seat—I compete in the Historic Sports Car Championships when not trundling down to the shops. Naturally, I'd given the Porsche a good service before leaving, checking the Avon tires, dropping the oil and fitting a fresh filter and front brake pads. This is an arduous 1,000-mile event, so the cars need to be in good shape. Running a daily driver cum racer is a good thing because the Porsche is well sorted and reliable. Usually. Anyway, the next morning the teams set off from the courtyard of the impressive Palais des Eveques in Liege on the first leg through the thick woods of the Ardennes, the legendary Black Forest and up to the German spa town of Baden Baden, 270 miles hence. The sun was shining and the sweeping roads and tortuous "regularity" sections—where the competitors have to keep to the exact speed, timed to the second—provided a good mix of driving for the first day of competition. We were competing in the later class (car number 1 was a 1916 Talbot 15/20hp!), which was dominated by 356s. As is usually the case, we took a wrong turn (or "wrong slotted") due to overenthusiasm, picking up 40 penalty points. Hindsight decrees: one should start cau- Heuber's "developed" Continental, after a run. tiously and read the map very carefully. Taking the wrong turn cost dearly. Thereafter, and once our brains were in sync, we did very well. Day two saw the cars running through Switzerland, where the drivers had to contend with high temperatures and boiling radiators (not a problem in the Porsche, of course) but the lunch stop at the scenic Lake Constance was a delight. Then snow was encountered on the high Fluellapas pass heading towards the Italian ski resort of Livigno. A number of cars had suffered fuel vaporization, but the rain and snow soon cooled the air. And the accompanying Polizia Stradale on their Moto Guzzi motorcycles were a joy to watch slicing through the rivulets on the roads. Madonna di Campiglio followed the next day amid thunder and lightening. Heavy rain battered competitors in open cars and made the going treacherous. At least the heavy fog concealed the long and sheer drops over the edge! Paloma Picasso, navigating in a Porsche 356 commented, "This was a really difficult drive. At one point I tried to defog the windscreen but discovered the mist was on the outside." Next the heights of Val di Trento were crested and the cars thundered on to the most evocative of rally names.. .Cortina. Here the roads were really tough and, for the first time ever the Porsche's brakes disappeared on one of the interminable downhill hairpins. With my heart in my mouth I furiously pumped the brake pedal and just managed to scrabble the 356 around a tight turn with a deep valley opening up right in front of us. I remember a friend commenting about the time he shot off a mountainside, "The really frightening bit is the silence as you fly through the air." Yes, I 64  can now well imagine. Then, just before the last regularity section the Porsche's speedometer cable snapped, leaving navigator yenning blind. I ran around the parking lot and found a fellow British entrant had a spare and managed to fit it in four minutes flat, which kept us in the running. After 1,148 miles the final day's route was a little easier, but it turned into a real dash for the finish in beautiful Venice. The automobiles were helped along the fast roads by the polizia lying flat on the gas tanks of their roaring Guzzis. Only in Italy! No monotonous freeways were encountered at all en route as the historic automobiles hammered up and down the steep mountain roads. The drivers had to deal with snow, slush, rain and brake-fading switchbacks from the golden motoring age gone by. A couple of entrants went "off piste" and many more -ironed" their front fenders negotiating the tight hairpins while trying to maintain the set regularity speed of 35 miles per hour—quite a feat in a classic car when your brakes are cooked and you have to continually snatch first gear around the bends. A Belgian driver modified his $1 million Ferrari 250 SWB, making it a really short-wheelbase SWB and dryly commented afterwards, "shit happens." (Essential components in a road-racer's toolkit are a mobile phone and large checkbook.) Of course, all-important on these historic events is the "apres-rallying." Alain Defalle ensured that all teams were fed and watered in superb hotels and the evening celebrations went on through the small hours; nothing like firing up your historic machine with a cracking Cuban cigar-enhanced hangover. Never mind, the adrenaline soon clears the head. The finish in Venice was spectacular. Svelte motor launches ferried competitors between the gondolas to the breathtaking Pisani Moretta Palace right on the Grand Results 2nd overall: Williamson/Bayliss: Aston Martin Speed Model 1st overall: Schrauwen/Schrauwen: BMW 328 3rd overall: Gatsonides/Gatsonides: Alvis 4.3 Special 31st overall: CoucherNenning*: Porsche 356 American results: 30th: Dahmen/Gasse: Mercedes 300SL Roadster 33rd: Heuber/Heuber*: Bentley R-Type Continental 70th: Wilson/Wilson*: Arnolt Bristol 121st: Ryckalts/Ketola: MGA 165th: Brauer/Brauer*: Bentley R-Type Continental 116th: Hodari/Hodari: Jaguar XK 140 *SCM'er Canal where the superb gourmet gala dinner was enjoyed by candlelight amid the frescos. Well-dressed but tired drivers and navigators basked in the warm glow of yet another achievement notched up on the dashboard of historic motor sport life. In a time of increasingly crowded roads, it is rare that we motoring enthusiasts have the chance to run our cars at speed on open and challenging routes. The opportunities to enjoy these types of events can't last forever, so enjoy them while you can. Thanks to Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management for their generous sponsorship of this event and for the beautiful Hanhart stopwatches given to each crew Photos: Monika Hilbrink for Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management. Coucher receiving a welcome in Venice. Robert Coucher is motoring editor of Bentley magazine and contributes to The Daily Telegraph newspaper and a number of Porsche and other specialist motoring magazines. He been driving his Porsche 356 since 1978 when his father, who owned it from nearly new, gave it to him.• Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classics 1974-79 Ferrari 308 GT4 2 + 2 n 1973 Ferrari replaced the Dino 246 GT V6 with the Dino 308 GT4 V8. Unusually, they did not choose Pininfarina to style the car, instead opting for Bertone, where a young Marcello Gandini did the actual design. In typical Ferrari practice, construction was done at the Scaglietti works. Oddly, Ferrari asked Bertone to make the car a 2+2, as they felt this was one area the Porsche 911 had held an advantage over the 246 GT. When it debuted, the Bertone design was not well received. While it was simple and elegant, it was also very angular and slab-sided in a manner typical of Bertone's then-current wedge fetish. I (or, in SCM terms, "unloved") and the performance is still exemplary. The GT4 offers a powerful combination of vintage Ferrari sound and feel (no power steering, a tube frame, four twinchoke Webers) and modern performance (midengine and IRS, as opposed to the earlier cars' front engine and live axle). Best of all, it is a Ferrari, which means it can be used for anything from FCA track days to road trips to many vintage rallies. Even better, it is affordable. The GT4 is a great way to own a vintage Ferrari without spending a fortune. The price guide range of $15,000 to $22,500 is below that of nearly any other Ferrari listed, many of which have performance that is far inferior. The most difficult part of buying a used GT4 is finding a good one. Low price not withstanding, these cars cost as much to fa as any other Ferrari—expect to pay for a $3k major service every 15k miles, and be aware that a gearbox rebuild can run $10k. For this reason, finding a good car is the only way to avoid fiscal self-immolation. Look for a car that has been frequently exercised and has a full service history. Don't buy a car without a Number produced  SCM Price Guide  Years produced  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Original list price  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  1974-79 2,826 $15,000-$22,500 $1,500 $521 (two needed) $22,550 Tag in engine compartment Under air intake on block Ferrari Club of America P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owner's Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org ; wwvv.FerrariOwnersClub.org SCM Investment Grade  September, 2002 If the styling was controversial, the performance certainly was not. In its original Series I form, the 3-liter all-alloy V8 cranked out 255 horsepower, which was good enough for 0 to 60 in 6.4 seconds. Top speed was claimed to be north of 150 miles per hour. Handling was excellent due to a low center of gravity, a full tube frame and four-wheel double wishbone suspension. Braking was by four-wheel discs. The ride was surprisingly good, as the low roll center and light weight allowed the use of relatively soft springs while maintaining good roll control. Today, the car's styling is still controversial floors in the GT4 make it better than earlier cars from this perspective. Series I cars (1973-77) are the most desirable as they have no catalytic converters and more radical cams. comprehensive inspection by a qualified shop. Garage queens that have sat for years can cost tens of thousands of dollars to sort out, even if they look spotless. Don't believe low mileage claims unless they are verified with years of records, and don't shun a higher mileage car, so long as the required services have been performed. Be vigilant for rust, rust, and more rust, although the fiberglass As far as value is concerned, a bad GT4 with serious needs is no bargain even if it is given to you for free. Conversely, paying way above book value for a totally sorted car with recent vintage tour or rally history to prove its reliability can turn out to be a wise move in the long run. If, and this is the big if, you can find a good car, it can be a wonderful, fast, tossable entry into the world of vintage Ferraris and a cheap way to start running US-style vintage rallies. Besides, you can't see the styling from behind the wheel.—Alexander Leventhal* Grey or black interior, manual or automatic transmission, performance, appearance and comfort options available, 6 month/6000 mile warranty from $29,500 We own the largest remaining supply of DeLorean parts in the world and have been a "DeLorean-only" service and restoration facility since 1984. With trained mechanical and body technicians on staff, no one in the world is more prepared or qualified than DeLorean Motor Company to fulfill all of your DeLorean desires. =11T1 10804 Roark Road Houston, TX 77099 USA 281-568-9573 281-568-9386 Fax www.delorean.com 65


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Reviews Ratings: 13Author:  Porsche 911 Red Book 1965-1999 Publisher:  Phone:  Web site:  ISBN:  Size:  Rating:  Price:  Patrick Paternie MBI Publishing Company 800/826-6600 www.motorbooks.corn 0-7603-0723-7 71/2x41/2 inches, paperback, 144 pages $12.95 Porsche enthusiasts *** Organizational freaks * Patrick Paternie's Porsche 911 Red Book is a valiant but flawed attempt at creating a self-proclaimed "portable history and reference manual of the 911 from preproduction prototypes to 1999 production models." Like statisticobsessed baseball fanatics, Porsche owners, of whom I am one, need to know everything about their cars, especially if they bought them used. They would turn to a book like this to find answers to questions like, "Was the plaid-covered, turbocharged ashtray an option on my 1983 SC, and if so, what did it cost?" Upon first glance, these facts seem to be present, just encrypted in small print reminiscent of my old college zoology textbook. Delving deeper into the book, it quickly becomes apparent that more effort is required to extract the facts than first expected. No problem, the same was true of Zoology. But getting information out of the Porsche 911 Red Book is no easy task. For instance, in order to determine what options were available on any 1978-93 911, you must refer to a combined option list for all the models. The list, three pages long in tiny type, includes everything from police equipment to a slant nose. This makes it essentially useless for determining what options were available in specific years for specific models. The options list is incomplete as well, with a footnote specifically stating that minor options are not listed. Nor are prices for options listed, something we have come to expect from other books of this sort. These deficiencies are acceptable in a coffee table book, but not a reference guide. When queried, Paternie explained that Porsche AG would not supply him with option lists for each model year and that their early record keeping was not of a high standard. The physical layout is poor, especially for a text- and numbers-laden reference book. Model years and production years between US and European cars are reported in a confusing fashion. For example, information about the '89 C4 66  13-LWell- is Best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send both copies to SCM, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. is split between two chapters, and the material about the 1994 Turbo (which is pictured more often than any other model) is tacked onto the 1993 P Program cars. Paternie is aware of these shortcomings and intends to address them in a planned later edition. While this book is much better than having no resource guide at all, it is still far away from being as useful as it could be.—David Slama Phone:  Price:  Porsche 911SC Service Manual Publisher:  Web site:  ISBN:  Size:  Rating:  Bentley Publishers 800/423-4595 bentleypublishers. corn 0-8376-0290-4 81/4x11 inches, paperback, 704 pages $119.95 911SC enthusiasts Casual enthusiasts 911SCs are now beginning to be priced within the range of the brave do-it-yourselfer, with cars needing work often selling below $15,000. If you want a tremendous amount of performance in a truly well-designed and engineered package, and are interested in doing your own work, this is the book for you. For years, the official Porsche service publications were the final word in maintenance and repair procedures. The only hitch was that they cost hundreds of dollars, priced almost as if you had to be a shop to afford them. This manual has all the quality and information of the originals, at a fraction of the price. The book goes way beyond the classic highly detailed engine and transmission teardowns that have always been the centerpiece of the official factory publi- cations. It includes full maintenance schedules, oil weight suggestions, tire pressures, brake pad thicknesses, and more. I always like to see torque curves for the engines in my Porsches, and when I reviewed the ones in this book, I found the early 911SCs in 1978 and '79 to produce about 9% more torque than the later 1980-83 cars, despite the fact that both have the same displacement of 3 liters and the same horsepower of 175 DIN at 5,500 rpm. I have found some variance in the way different 911SCs feel, so these torque curve numbers provide part of the explanation. There is an excellent section on troubleshooting and evaluating the general health of your engine. This includes the likely causes of screeching or squealing noises (loose V-belts), growling or rumbling that varies with engine rpm (bad alternator or air conditioning compressor bearings), a "light metallic tapping" (low oil pressure or defective rocker arms); or the dreaded light metallic knock with the oil light blinking (go straight to the shop on the back of a flatbed, do not pass go). The photos are sharp, the exploded view drawings clear, the text is complete. This is a must-have if you plan to work on your 911SC.—Jim Schrager Restorer's Guide, 1969-1974 Author:  Web site:  ISBN:  Size:  Rating:  Price:  Publisher:  Phone:  Original Pontiac GTO: The Thomas DeMauro MBI Publishing 800/826-6600 wwvv.motorbooks.corn 0-7603-0997-3 9x12 inches, hardbound, 128 pages $34.95 Goat herders **** Casual enthusiasts ** The GTO's appearance in 1964 was a momentous occasion, its 389-cubic-inch engine in a lightweight body creating a performance sensation. During its ten-year run, the Pontiac Motor Division acquired a halo of glory, using marketing buzzwords like The Judge, Ram-Air, Tr-Power, Hurst shifter and hood tach. The goal of Original Pontiac GTO is to identify the proper equipment on each year of GTO. It may not be entertaining to the casual reader, but it is informative to the owner who wants to know exactly what he is getting when he is buying a car, or how to make things right when taking one through a restoration. The book takes the GTO from its origins in 1964 with horizontal quad headlights, through the comprehensive redesign in 1968, to the Judge models of the early '70s and the car's eventual demise in 1974. Close-up photos show engines, the placement of spoilers and exterior decals, Rallye wheels, and shift knobs. However, many of the cars featured are beautifully restored, but with incorrect details. Option codes are given by number, such as #694 for heavy-duty front brakes with aluminum front drums, though listing the original prices would have been helpful as well. Boxes identify available engines and differentials for each year. Even so-called "Dealer-Installed Oddities" such as car compass and chrome tissue dispenser are mentioned. An appendix provides color codes for paint, stripes, interior and convertible tops. There are also production numbers by year and instructions for decoding VINs and cowl tags. This book is ideal for savvy collectors who want to know what a correct GTO should look like, and what equipment options were available from the factory when it was built.—Bill Neill Sports Car Market


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by Carl Bomstead tobili A Columbus Discovery Object: Knight Engine Cutaway Showroom Display—Lot #64 Auction: Aumann Auctions, Inc.; Columbus, Ohio; June 14, 2002 Estimate: None given Sale price: $3,410, including 10% buyer's premium y es, gas and oil collectors do have conventions, wear nametags, and have a fancy name for the stuff they collect (petroliana). There are two large and well-attended national events, along with dozens of local and regional swap meets, all called Gas Bashes. Collecting petroliana has historical roots; one local Bash in Southern California has been taking place for 22 years. There always seems to be an item or two at an event that catches everyone, even the most experienced of collectors, off guard. Our case in point occurred at the 16th Annual Petroliana Collectors Convention, held in Columbus, Ohio, June 14, 2002. There were about 120 vendors set up, so while not the size of Hershey, for a specialized affair it attracted a sizeable crowd. For the first time, a live auction, conducted by Aumann Auctions, concluded the two-day gathering. Almost 300 lots of gas- and oil-related items were offered without reserve or minimum bids. Gas pumps, Sleeve valve model sells for $3,410. - The surprise of the auction was a working model of a Knight sleevevalve engine that was about three feet tall and weighed about 100 pounds. The sleeve-valve engine was invented by Charles Knight and was first used in English Daimlers in 1909. It was subsequently used in several other European marques, including Voisin. John Willys bought the American rights to the engine in 1913 and it was used in the Willys-Overland and Willys-Knight until about 1932. The last known use of the engine was in the 1940 Minerva. globes, signs, oil cans and just about anything else that would have been used at a neighborhood service station crossed the auction block. In all, the auction logged a sale total of $85,000. The engine differed from the traditional poppetvalve engine in that holes cut in the wall of double sliding sleeves provided the exhaust and intake ports. The advantages of this system were that it eliminated the problem of valve springs breaking, and it ran very quietly when compared to contemporary engines with poppet valves. Of course, manufacturers of engines with traditional valves claimed that their noisiness was a safety factor—if the noise increased dramatically, it was a signal that the engine needed attention. The Knight engine working display, stated to be one of two known, probably would have been shown in a dealership or at auto shows. Electrically operated, the single cylinder was cut away so that the operation of the sleeve-valve could be observed. Was $3,410 a reasonable price to pay for such a unique display piece? I would suggest it was a bargain, especially for collectors of engines, or for those involved with any period vehicle that utilized the sleeve-valve engine. If offered at a tonier venue, such as an upscale booth at Hershey or Retromobile in Paris, it would sell quickly for close to twice the price paid here. • September, 2002 67


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ong before BMW began building bulbous, chromed caricatures of motorcycles, like the R1200 James Bond rode in "Tomorrow Never Dies," they earned a reputation for two-wheeled excellence from models like the venerable R50. L Built from 1955 to 1969, and producing a basic 26 horsepower from its opposed two cylinders, R50s were reliable workhorses in their era. For a motorcycle of this period, the engine is smooth, in part due to the modest 500-cc displacement. Described as "gutless" by some owners, it can still cruise endlessly at 65 miles per hour, unusual for a vintage machine. Unlike an old British twin, it won't jar your fillings loose by the end of a day's ride. The bike is almost perfectly symmetrical from left to right. Each side contains one carburetor, one cylinder, one spark plug, one exhaust pipe, etc. The hinged rear fender makes it easy to remove the wheel in case you need to change the tire. Turn signals weren't an option when the R50 was first produced, but became standard in 1961, when the model was renamed the R50/2. A 6-volt battery is located under the black rubber Steiger seat. The original R50 has a kick start only, with the lever on the left side of the bike. Electric start became optional in the final year of production. Both wheels are fitted with drum brakes, effective for the 1950s, but with stopping distances 1956 BMW R50 that require some forethought when riding today. In the 1950s, well-behaved German citizens did not steal motorcycles, so BMW saw no need for a secure ignition key on their motorcycles. Instead, they provided a one-size-fits-all plug that the owner inserted into a socket on top of the headlight to activate the ignition. Any plug would operate any BMW. The fork lock, however, has a real key, and the same key opens a toolbox in the side of the gas tank. R50s are not in great demand, lacking race history, rarity, or any special features. Think of them as the Volkswagen Beetle of old motorcycles, offering the virtues of simplicity and reliability rather than high performance. Their survival rate has been high, and consequently demand for them today is lukewarm compared to their numbers. Known for being responsible if not downright fussy, most BMW owners maintain their machines carefully. However, older bikes of lesser performance, like the R50, often become neglected. As with many other bikes of the '50s, mechanical parts for BMWs are not hard to find. It's the sheetmetal bits such as fenders and gas tanks that are rare. Be prepared to spend hours on the Internet sourcing pieces if you buy an R50 with missing or dented parts. Of course, as bikes in excellent condition normally cost between $4,000 and $5,000, you can save yourself a lot of trouble just by getting a nice one in the first place.—Bill Neill. 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! Martin E. Button Inc. Phone: 415-777-2000 > Fax: 415-543-5112 Email: info@cosdel.com Oir• t Quality Service Since 1960 We are the exclusive shipper for all three major Monterey Auctions. 68  www.haleymotorsports.corn Secure Online Ordering  Telephone (636)828-4389 Sports Car Market ■ • • • I N Chrome wheels shown here have replaced the stock aluminum wheels. Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight (dry)  Price new  Value today (restored)  Engine #  Perfect R50 owner  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  Fun to ride  Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 503 226-7200 ext 24  800 344-8890 ext 24  email: stephanie@journeysl.com 1536 N.W. 23rd Ave Portland OR 97210 Years produced  Color  1955-69 black, white pinstripes 13,510 500 cc, 26 hp 4-speed, left foot shift 430 lbs. N/A Left side of crankcase bought in the '60s; saves his chewing gum in the wrapper to use over again. Still wears the jodhpurs he $5,000 The HALEY MOTORSPORTS Collection Models Prints & Posters Books Automobilia & More


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Mystery Photo Answers With their continuing efforts to raise funds for increased educational and literacy levels having only moderate success, vis-a-vis the more traditional bake sales and car washes, the Las Vegas PTA decided to try another tactic.—Mike Del Tergo, Portland, ME I think I can, I think I can...—Ed Nolan, Old Greenwich, CT Body Flex Too bad about the color of Editor Martin's car; we could have had some funny sex captions.—John Borchelt, via e-mail The automotive editor had heard that Alfa Romeo was bringing back the Montreal and was testing it out west. He called his favorite spy photographer in the field and requested "Montreal spy shots and specifications" but due to the cell phone static, the photographer heard "Mondial Spyder fornications."—John Mulford, Augusta, ME Editor Martin, out for a spin in his new, green toy, cautiously attempts to negotiate another speed bump, mindful of the body flex, cowl shake, and front spoiler scraping that he now knows are part of the joys of Mondial Cab ownership.—Ric Schumann, Atlanta, GA The couple in the back seat are giving it "all they are worth."—Mark Strohauer, via e-mail Though the shady nook offered an inviting spot for impromptu top-down romance, the requirement for admission cooled ardor quickly!—Lawrence Pugh, New Orleans, LA The Cathedral finally gives Quasimoto a private parking space for his Ferrari.—John Dickinson, Mill Valley, CA Onlookers were puzzled as Lance suddenly left his Ferrari unattended on the Amsterdam roadside and began wandering aimlessly, muttering "Is this a great country or what?"—Gary L. Koch, Rocky River, OH Speed Hump: Rounded raised areas of pavement typically 12 to 14 feet in length often placed in a series (usually spaced 300 to 600 feet apart) sometimes called road humps or undulations. Take that, all you filthy minded sporty car types.—Ed Pasini, Henderson, NV And this month's winner of a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday, 1/18th scale model from Dave Kinney :5 USA ppraisal is John Dickinson, for his politically incorrect answer.—ED.• 1-888-BEST-4WD or visit us at www.greatlakeshurnmer.com Premiering 2002 The H2!! To Reserve one of the FIRST H2.5 Please Call Kirk Kenaga at 1-888-237-8493 or E-mail kirkk@greatlakeshumtnercom a A Classic Doesn't Have To Be Old a USAPPRAISAL MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline September 25, 2002 Donl hesitate to buy cars in Europe! • • 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, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. September, 2002 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: +41 31 888 14 24 Fax:  +41 31 888 14 25 e-rnatcarlog pacWmpex.ch 69 4  CLIENTELE FROM COAST TO COAST Niles, Michigan The ultimate in Four Wheel DRIVE-ing


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Twenty Year Picture Origin of the Species $90,000 $80,000 $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 ,01111111111111111111111MIPIMM I111111111.m. i01ummummill irrim li • ,, .„„,...1 orwayseri - 1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  ......, 1990  1991  1992 1993  1950-55 Porsche Speedster 1946-49 MG-TC 1994  1995 1996  1997  1998  1999 2000 2001 (Prices for cars in excellent condition. Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) 1955-62 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce 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: 888/760-2667* 2002 ,i,,_ 1 1 1 1 1 rrrn 1 1 1 •1,,. . „ I,piim, ,__ ...... ---Insure with J.C.Taylor le Automobile Insuram 70  Sports Car Market


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Comments With Your Renewals More affordable sports cars.—Don Smith, McKinleyville, CA Make sure you keep the sick humor—some of your newer writers seem a bit too serious.— John Rosevear, Acton, MA One of a kind. Great content with appreciated levity. Keep up the good work.—Christopher Ruggles, Bellevue, WA Your magazine is superb. Great balance between domestic and foreign autos. —Ken Hoexum, Ada, MI Make it twice as big! —Jim Judge, Bellevue, WA Excellent as it is. I can't think of a thing to change. I wait for each new issue to arrive. Maybe SCM should become bi-weekly! Best regards.—Jim Rugowski, Appleton, WI Just keep pumping out the unvarnished truth on these auction queens! We can take it.—Kevin Cobley, Mount Vernon, WA And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and renewals.—Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer• Mytlit; oeach Bikk, uwLurs zuuz. Next Month's Market Reports: Monterey Weekend RM Monterey, CA Bonhams Quail Lodge, CA Russo and Steele Monterey, CA Christie's Pebble Beach, CA AUCTIONS Calendar of Events Sun Valley, Idaho August 31-September 1 250 cars Sun Valley Lodge Portland, Oregon November 2 125 cars Portland Expo Center Boise, Idaho November 16th 80 cars Western Idaho Fairgrounds Fountain Hills, Arizona January 10-13 500 cars Port McDowell Casino DAA - Northwest May 2002 SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 4. SPOKANE, WA 99205  2o21-;  i -800-255-4485  www.SilverAuctions.com  " -4401110P,  . , September, 2002  71


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Neat Stuff / Bengt Halvorson fLilovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable *1,1-wc;f is best 2002 BMW 745i Escape From Turin This limited-edition print captures one of the many memorable scenes from the 1969 movie "The Italian Job," Price as tested: $75,795 Likes: Big, roomy sedan handles like a compact; 325-hp V8 is silkier and more responsive than ever; huge 19-inch wheels look great and aid ride/handling; vault-tight and absolutely loaded with safety-oriented gadgets; perhaps the comfiest seats in the business. Gripes: No real manual shift control or manual gearbox; steering-column shifter is awkwardly placed; brakes felt unexpectedly overboosted and touchy compared to other BMW models; iDrive is mandatory for many functions, and a confusing obstacle to those who aren't computer-savvy. Fun to drive: *** Fun to look at: *Ir** Overall: *1.1-** Verdict: It seems that the ultimate driving machine has become the ultimate geek toy on wheels. Beautiful new "Seven" makes a very strong design statement inside and out, but overall comes across as more gimmicky than functional. Look beyond the bewildering maze of wires and gadgets, and it's perhaps the best car BMW has ever made.—Bengt Halvorson 2002 Mercedes SL500 starring Michael Caine. In the scene depicted, drivers in several Austin Minis are stealing away (down the stairs!) with the gold, quite successfully evading both the police and the mafia. The sale of these prints goes to support The Italian Job Touring Event, an annual drive through Europe in vintage Minis to help raise money for children's charities. Prints are A2-sized (approximately 23x17 inches), signed and numbered. Price: $55.00. Italian Job Trading, 011 44 1273 418100, www.italianjob.com. Open Pipe Symphony If you want to dream of being at a real Fl race, put this CD in, crank up the volume, and close your eyes. The compilation includes top-notch field recordings of screaming engines from Ferrari, Peugeot, Renault, Mercedes, and Porsche, and even a 1928 Bugatti Type 35— all taken at the track or in testing. The deadpan liner notes warn: "This recording should be played full blast to obtain the full effect. However, hearing loss, neighbor complaint, and divorce threats may result." Price: $14.95. Griot's Garage, 800/345-5789, www.griotsgarage.com . Funnel Buddy Price as tested: $97,640 Likes: The faster you push it, the better it performs; power hard top goes up in 16 seconds; mega-swagger when you drive up to the athletic club; makes owners of previous SLs feel like part of the one-step-behind gang. Gripes: Confusing interior ergonomics; insulting economy-sized auxiliary cup holder; hopeless navigation system; styling is striking but not particularly handsome. Fun to drive: ***** Fun to look at: *** Overall: *** Verdict: If any car is worth $100,000, it's this one. A technological tour de force. But strange things, like the plastic radiator grille and mixed-up interior appointments, are not up to what we've come to expect from a Mercedes supercar.—Keith Martin Sick of garage floor messes from the oozing, dripping funnels you use to add fluids? This funnel keeper is made of steel and mounts neatly on the wall or any vertical surface. The long, translucent plastic funnel (included) is held firmly in place with a spring and remaining fluids are collected in the plastic bottle below. The top keeps dust and dirt from getting inside the funnel. Price: $29.95. Matco Tools, 866/2898665, www.matcotools.com . Corvette Style Couch This retro-inspired love seat is modeled after the 1957 Corvette and built by Corbin, the respected motorcycle saddle-maker, with highquality American leather. It's available in several paint and color schemes. The back is finished as well, so you don't have to place it against a wall. The couch has a standard AC wall-socket plug for the illuminated blue ground effects and exhaust pipes and the red brake lights. Includes a classic Corvette emblem. 68" wide x 32" high x 35" deep. Similar Corbin furniture is also inspired by the '57 Chevy, '51 Mercury, and Shelby Cobra. Price: $2,995. Corbin, 800/5387035, www.corbin.com/furniture. Recaro GT3 Racing Seat Keep yourself comfortably in place during track events with this black leather-finished Recaro racing seat, just like the one used in the Porsche GT3 racer. The seats are FIA-approved and compatible with both fourand six-point harnesses. Made to fit Porsche Boxster and 996 models only. The trademark Porsche crest is embossed on the headrest. Price: $1,799.99 each. Tweeks, 800/489-3357, www.tweeks.com. Slotted Brake Discs for MG Make sure you have enough braking power when you need it with an upgrade to these higherperformance slotted discs. The slotted design reduces fade with heavy use by allowing better dissipation of heat and dust. Will fit all years of MGB and MGB-GT models. Price: $129.95 per pair. Proper MG, 800/711-3368, www.propermg.com. Build-Your-Own DeLorean Go forward to the past as fast as Marty McFly went back to the future in a "factory refurbished," stainless-steelbodied DeLorean from the DeLorean Motor Company. The Houston, Texas, company possesses the remaining original parts inventory from the DeLorean factory (which closed in 1983), and also works with suppliers to get OEM-quality new replacement parts. You can even "spec out," price and order a car on their Web site. Custom-ordered cars are ready for delivery within three months, and refurbished cars have a sixmonth/6,000-mile limited warranty. Price: $32,500. DeLorean Motor Company, 800/ 872-3621, www.delorean.com.• Sports Car Market


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1960 Mercedes 300SL Roadster. 65k original miles. 1937 Aston Martin Speed Model, short chassis, extensive 2-owner car. 10k miles since purchased from original owner USCC record, FIA papers, FIVA, well sorted for race, in 1975. New paint, chrome, interior and top. $175,000. rally or show. $115,000. (631) 281-1481 or (212) 585(504) 899-5505. (LA) (Sept.) 1405. (NY) (Sept.) ry.,Par. • pp iri l 2001 Lamborghini GTR. Number 29 of 30 produced. Approx. 590 hp. Carbon-fiber alloy bodywork. Never raced, two sets of slicks, concours condition. $325,000/offer. Fax (310) 657-4760. E-mail lunarlites@yahoo.com . (CA) (Sept.) ■IIMIlft. G  „Aet.",. .-" ^ , - . " _ - - • ' : - ,.•;.+0.1,41,1 41 .. , 1961 Jaguar E-Type Si Roadster, chassis  #875231, black/black, 100-pt JCNA  concours winner, excellent documentation,  1 _ 1 • , • 1930 Morris Boattail, early rebuild in England, restored in US 20+ years ago and still wins prizes. Be the first on your block to own one! $19,500, (610) 770-0532. www.automotives.com . (PA) (Sept.) 1961 Lancia Appia Zagato GTE, ASI certificate, aluminum body, Fab. Torino, chassis #4947, two-door hardtop, new cream interior and navy exterior, 3C Sport, 152small-bhp version of 2.8-liter engine. $49,000 obo. Fax (785) 266-4991. (KS) (Sept.) 1997 Aston Martin DB7 Volante Convertible. "James Bond Blue" with cream hides. Rare southern classic, maintained to the highest standards, only 28k miles. All amenities including power steering, brakes, windows, seats and top, NC, high-end sound system, automatic, books/records, more. Nonsmoker, excellent throughout. Cost $140,000 new, asking $75,950. (770) 971-0404. (GA) (Sept.) 4,01mrai 1961 Jaguar E-Type S.1 Roadster, chassis #875203, red/black, recent complete restoration, excellent documentation. Grand Prix Classics. We specialize in buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports cars and racing cars. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, California 92037, (858) 459-3500 phone, (858) 459-3512 fax. www.grandprixclassics.com , info@grandprixclassics.com . g RESTOR ATI o N s 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 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 CARSKATES MAKES A 2-CAR GARAGE INTO A 3-CAR GARAGE • Move cars, trucks, trailers in any direction • Makes storage easy • Fits all tire widths • Capacity 6,000 lbs, set of 4 • 8" x 16" x 1/4" steel platform • H.D. 3" casters • $145 set of 4 (s&h add'!) • 2 sets $135 each (s&h add') • Same day shipping Satisfaction P & J PRODUCTS 4233 Delemere Blvd., Royal Oak, MI 48073-1804 Toll-Free Phone (888) 647-1879 • Fax (248) 549-4454 www.carskates.com September, 2002  liortmiciss (Earriatic kfar rivm, 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 __,,,,,,..„.„..0800•631-7796 • In NJ 973-742-2692 • Fax 973-742-8369 73 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 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, S/N 8345, two-light model, light blue, good XWX tires, SS threeband Bosch radio, factory SR, plus Ferrari service/shop and parts manuals. $26,500, Robert Rockwell, (317) 255-2350. (IN) (Sept.) Sell your collectible car in SCIVPS Showcase Gallery! see form following page 72 for details You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4. California car, books, tools, records, second owner, meticulously maintained. $55,000. Lloyd Hartwig, (559) 432-6868. (CA) (Sept.)


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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 503/261 -7127 x202 for information, e-mail artdir@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Aucfion." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. 6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. email: info@barrett-jacicson.com. Bonhams. 415/391-4000, fax 415/ 391-4040. 500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, 5W71HH. 44-207-228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/421- Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 310/ 385-5875. 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 5W7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. 4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. 631/537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com . Kensington Motor Group, Inc. Poulain Le Fur. 33-01 58 05 06 07, fax 33-01 45 72 07 77. Commissaire 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 Auctions, Inc. 310/246-9880, fax 310/246-9744. 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. www.rmauctions.com . Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions/Keith McCormick. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www.classiccarauction.com. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@spokanenetwww.silverauctions.com . Smith & Santiago. 800/944-2816, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. E-mail Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal.net. APPRAISALS 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) 467-6531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/ 74  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. (VT) Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/ Russo and Steele. 602/252-2697, www.russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Kruse International. 800/968- your time of need: we negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisals@cosmopolitanrnotors.com. (WA) USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our Web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). E-mail: dlikinney@ usappraisal.com; Web: www.usappraisal.com . (VA) 332-8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. baba@sfgate.com ; www.bestyellow.com/ classic/index.htm. Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/ 2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness.www.auto appraisal.com, email: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848- Dean V. Kruse. 260/927-1111, fax 260/920-2222. Certified appraiser with 35 years in the business, appraisals completed for most of nationwide banks and insurance companies. Kruse International auctions more than 10,000 collector cars per year. One car or collections, donators, estates, disputes, pre-purchase inspections, attorneys, buyers, sellers. All inquiries kept confidential. E-mail: dkruse@myvine.com. 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 orkawifreek@msn.com . (MI) AUTOMOBILIA 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-offhamrners; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791 L'art et l'automobile gallery & auction house: 631/329-8580 25 years of experience, 2 auctions yearly (June & December), catalog subscription $20/year or online at www.arteauto.com . We carry a large collection of out-of-print books, vintage posters, prints, artwork, literature, memorabilia, etc. E-mail: jvautoart @aol.com, fax: 631/329-8589. (NY) 568-1934, fax 805/568-1533. Santa Barbara, CA. European classic and sports car specialists. Buy, sell, locate, consign, consult. Over 34 years of experience. Put our experience to work for you. www.charlescrail.com . BUY/SELL/GENERAL Charles S. Crail Automobiles. 805/ Classic Car Research. 248/557- Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754, www.fantasy junction.com, e-mail sales@fantasy junction.com. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. Clients and contacts worldwide with satisfaction as the hallmark. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. 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 ofhistoric 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; wwvv.grand prixclassics.com. (CA) 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 ofexperience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time —Any place—Anywhere. www. historicalcars.com. MotorCities.com - We'll sell your collector car or motorcycle in 30 days or less or you don't pay! - You pay nothing up front, 1-5% commission upon sale - Custom-Built eBay Auction Pages - Digital Photography Services - Free Market Appraisal - Give us a shot! There's nothing to lose - Phone: 801-792-1882, Fax: 443342-0755, Email: sales@motorcities.com 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH-3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com . USA 1965, fax 508/945- COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best Banc & Company. 800/ national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 7.99% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. www.jjbest.com . COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE 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 . Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/ American Collector Car Insurance. 800/360-2277. Get the "Agreed Value" coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us online at www. AmericanCollectorsIns.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. 800/922-4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Putnam Leasing. "Your Best Way to Lease the Best." Greenwich, CT: 800/278-0071; Scottsdale, AZ: 888/ 995-5800. Sole authorized leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson and Cavallino Clas- Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 6006. The largest Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 sic. Lease to own. Custom-tailored leases from 24-60 months. Equity transfers and early-termination rebates for business and individual needs, serviced coast to coast. Dealer inquiries welcome. New, pre-owned and collectibles since 1983. Please visit www.PutnamLeasing.com . 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 . Premier Financial Services. 203/ 224-8657, fax 503/223-6953. Awardwinning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. VINTAGE EVENTS The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/926-1815. 2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info@cosdel. corn; Web site: www.cosdel.com. 4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, Barrett-- Passport Transport. 800/325- Jackson, and Auburn. Standard-of-theindustry service since 1970. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coastto-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport foryourvaluable carat affordableprices. Stateof-the-art satellite transporttracicing. Complete service forvintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercitylines.com. (MA) TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/ 236-4549. Personalized auto transport service—door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24-hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) 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. CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777- RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/ 973-3987, fax 253/851-4707. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Lift gate loading, experienced personnel. Classic & exotic cars. Special events - fully insured. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller@concourstransport.com , www.concourstransport.com . (WA) Concours Transport Systems. 253/ Sports Car Market


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ENGLISH •  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 Palmer°. AC 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. JVVF Restorations, Inc. 503/643- British Car magazine. 800/520-8292. The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. Ong year (six issues) is $22.95. Repairs / Restorations / Race International Motor Car Repair, www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . Alfa Ricambi. 626/281-7933, fax 626/281-7931. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 431 S. Raymond Ave., Unit 101, Alhambra, CA 91803. ALFA ROMEO Parts 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/ 447-0257. Restoration and replacement parts, Giulietta through 164. Free catalog. www.centerlinealfa.com . Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/ 643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization ofAC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin-Heale), Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHCUSA, 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 Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/843-6251. 7321N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/ sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. Automotive Restorations, Inc./Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARUVRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.corn, www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . Jaguar Northshore Sportscars Authorized Agent for Morgan Motor Company. Sales, Service, Restoration for all vintage British Marques. Always buying clean original and restored examples. Austin-Healey, Jaguar, MG, Triumph. Visit our Web site northshoresportscars.com Lake Bluff, IL 847-247-0447. Rolls-Royce/Bentley biles.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. Automotive Restorations, Inc.Nintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARUVRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. Peter Hageman, Vintage AutomoSeptember, 2002  888/CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., RR#2, Chilliwacic, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. wvvwjena.com . Morgan Jaguar Clubs of North America. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 4435, 434/973-0555, fax 434/973-2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/ Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service + same day shipping! FREE 76 page catalog. 4351 Seminole Trail, P.O. Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036 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. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- 638-7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat and Lancia parts on the East Coast. Decades of experience—we lcnow these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, www.difatta.com . 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 of 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. Lightweight 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) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/ helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service and Parts, 800/944-6483,503/257-9655. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/ I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. 310/274-7440, fax 310/274-9809, simonrandy@aol.com . Ifl 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) 535-9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich. (ON) 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. Symbolic Motor Car Company. 650-2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari and other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. ItalParts. Fax +31 172 240536. Specializing in Italian car parts and prewar car parts. 25 years of experience in finding all lcinds ofparts. 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 ofpre-war period and '50s and early '60s. 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com. Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. 800/637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds ofcars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $45/yr.www.mbca.org. Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/ Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/ 424-1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280SLs 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.tonylabella.com . 978/887-6644, fax 978/887-3889. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SL. Large database of older MBs. Free listing of your car. Gull Wing Group International. Alex Dearborn in Topsfield, MA. GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/ Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/807-1946. THE US source for original upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, and original, new European taillights, headlights, grilles and door panels for most Italian cars ('47-'78). Additional distributors wanted. (TX) Repairs / Restoration Britalia, Ltd. 510/548-0240, 2210 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. We are SPICA and Bosch fuel-injection specialists with 25 years ofexperience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. Don, 650/508-8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair and restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. 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. 503/274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, 0R97209. More than two decades of Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 619/454-1800, fax 619/454-1890. 7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer ofexotic 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 . 2 9 7 1, fax 818/546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Ferrari service, sales and concours-winning restorations. Enthusiast-owned and operated with an experienced and friendly technical team ready to deliver the complete Ferrari ownership experience. Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus—call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my thousand-plus car database to help you fmd a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) Gran Turismo Motors. 818/546- ing. 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. Thomas Shaughnessey Consult- Automotive Restorations, Inc./ Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR!! VRS). 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, Automotive Restorations, Inc./Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARUVRS), 203/377-6745, fax 203/386-0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.VintageRacingServices.com , www.AutomotiveRestorations.com . Porsche 9111, fax 505/838-1222. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, P.O. 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@pmlettencom; www.pmlettencom. 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 $30 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skinnants. www.356registry.org . Porsche 356 used parts, 717/865- Porsche Market Letter. 888/928- 6661, fax 717/865-7172. Mechanical and body parts, we ship worldwide. 12 Park Drive, Grantville, PA 17028. E-mail; autopart@sunlink.net . AMERICAN Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual mOagazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry.• 75


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that role. The Motor Service Club never got off the ground but the little five-inch tin plaque— which was never used—will make a nice addition, at a very reasonable price, to the buyer's extensive collection of early automotive memorabilia. EBAY MOTORS #1835866537-1997 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO. First bid: $100. Number of bids: 36. SOLD AT: $135,000. Date here did all the good stuffgo? I can only surmise that the summer months drew car guys out of their dimly lit dens and onto the road. Listings of interest were few and far between, and bidding was lackluster at best. It seemed like a much higher percentage of items than normal failed to meet sellers' expectations. A very presentable—at least at 72 dpi-1961 Porsche 356B roadster was offered on eBay Motors and 36 bids pushed it to $40,100, which the seller found unacceptable. It was a T-5, which has the gas filler cap inside the trunk, and was bodied in Belgium. The SCMPrice Guide places the value at $35,000 to $45,000, which makes the high bid about right. However, the seller quoted results from Christie's Pebble Beach sale last year, where a pair of roadsters sold for $52,875 and $76,875 a piece. My advice to the seller? No matter how big your monitor might be, it's not a substitute for the magic of the Monterey Weekend, when all the heavy hitters come together to duke it out for some cute toys. While a land auction can never match the variety of an on-line one, neither can an electronic auction ever duplicate the energy and passion of a live one. Among one of the 1,189 items offered on eBay that related to Route 66 was a 75th anniversary license plate frame that was signed by Martin Milner. It didn't get any bids. Either did a large neon sign, with a required $5,000 starting bid, from the Thunderbird Motel, a landmark on the highway. Fame is fleeting. A 1994 Alfa Romeo Veloce was offered on eBay Motors but failed to sell when 18 bids "only" got to $14,500. Normally this would be enough to get the job done, with a trip to the factory thrown in as well and a bunch of spending money left over afterwards. This was, however, number 64 of the 195 commemorative editions built (which means it had a tacky badge on the nose and a cheap inscribed plate on the dash) and the seller thought it was worth much more. A very desirable and colorful B.F. Goodrich tire sign showing a Canadian Mountie in full dress also failed to meet reserve. Eight bids pushed it to $2,850 and, considering the bullet hole in the main image, that should have been close to the correct price. The seller thought otherwise. Here are a few pieces that did change hands: EBAY #2113427040—TEXACO HANDY OILER. First bid: $5. Number of bids: 12. SOLD AT: $301.99. Date sold: 6/25/2002. On I the desirability scale, Handy Oilers that are oval rather than rectangular are more sought after as they are older. With Texaco collectors, "Black T"—the color of the outlined T in the logo—items are worth a premium as they predate WWII. This example had all the pluses and appeared to be in excellent condition, but it still sold for a song. A similar piece, in lesser condition, sold at auction earlier this year for $715, so this buyer is well ahead of the game. EBAY#2116539321—TEXACO LICENSE PLATE ATACHMENT. First bid: $75. Number of bids: 17. SOLD AT: $315.99. Date sold: 7/2/ 2002. This Texaco piece has the "White T" in the logo, which means it was most likely used in the 1950s. License plate attachments were used to advertise places, political positions, products and just about K. E. LINDSAY Texaco Distributor everything else imaginable. Replaced by ubiquitous tasteless bumper stickers, this is a case where change is not necessarily beneficial. This is one of the few Internet sales this month where the expected price was exceeded and it is due to condition and rarity. This is one of only a few known to exist. EBAY #2111978581—MOTOR SERVICE CLUB CAR BADGE. First bid: $22. Number of bids: 2. SOLD AT: $34. Date sold: 6/17/ 2002. The Automobile Club of America (AAA) is the predominant auto club in the country, but in the '20s and '30s there were any number of organizations that were attempting to get established in MOTOR SERVICE. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800/289-2819,503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. 76  sold: 6/7/2002. This one was acquired by SCM'er Larry Honig and a few months ago had been offered for sale by SCM's very own Michael Sheehan for $149,900. It is a low-mileage example, but burdened with a verde interior. To top it off, Michael suggested, in a recent SCM article (June 2002, "Sheehan Speaks," page 15), that Maranellos were headed south and should end up at the $125k level by the end of the year. This again proves that SCM'ers are a brave lot and often let their hearts rule their pocketbooks. EBAY#2111858199—MARINE GASOLINE 15" GLOBE. First bid: $9.99. Number of bids: 17. SOLD AT: $3,878. Date sold: 6/16/2002. It is amazing that so many of these glass globes from the pre-war era survived. Those with interesting graphics are continuing to command major dollars. This was only one lens and it was from an obscure 411011111■6 MARINE West Coast independent company. If anything, the price paid was a little on the light side, as prices for "picture globes" continue to escalate. EBAY MOTORS #1842298572-1961 PORSCHE 356B CABRIOLET. First bid: $22,500. Number of bids: 8. SOLD AT: $31,601. Date sold: 7/14/2002. Assuming there are no surprises when this 356 rolls off the delivery truck, the new owner is in for a treat. The description states that the engine was rebuilt a few years ago and the rust-free body has benefited from a respray. If it all rings true, it was bought at a fair price and there should be no regrets on either side of the transaction.• POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market


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^ 1936A.C. Coupe, 14KOriginal Miles  1968 Alfa Romeo GTVJr., Straight, Complete, Runs  1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, Driver  1969 Alfa Romeo GTV, Restored to Club Concours Specs  1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 Berlina, Webers  1981 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, Brown  1999 Audi A6 Quatro, Silver/Black  1936 Austin 7 Roadster  1963 Austin London Taxi, Barn Find  1963 Bentley S  RIM, A Fine Example  1993 BMW 850Ci, Black/Black, 33K1VIiles  1937 Bugatti Type 57c Atalante Etc,couvrable  1974 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible  1967 Chrysler 300 Coupe, Great Original/New 440 V8  1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0, Figoni & Falaschi  1936 Delahaye 135 Labourdette 3-Position Drophead  1946 Delahaye 135 MS Gentleman's Racer  1952 Delahaye 235 Chapron, Former Pebble Beach Entrant .... 1950 Desoto Sedan, Older Restoration  1960 Dodge Pickup, 01' Yeller  1999 Dodge Viper RT/10, Hand-painted by Lassen  1964 Facel Vega Face! HI, Driver/Project  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, Long-term Owner  1982 Ferrari 4001 A, Black, great driver  1950 Ford FI50 Pickup, Original  1964 FordThunderbirdConvertible  1950 Jaguar Mark V Drophead, 3.4 Litre  1959 Jaguar Mark I, Recent Partial Restoration  "We Covet the Rare and Unusual, Whether Pedigreed or Proletarian" 1961 Jaguar Markin, Custom Cabriolet, Project  1958 LanciaAureliaC,onvertible, 2.8/3C V-6 SSZ Motor  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato, SeriesV  1972 Lancia Fulvia 7agato, 1600cc  1962 Land Rover, LHD, 88", Driver  1948Lincoln Continental Coupe  1964 Lincoln Continental, Loner  $45,000.00 $3,750.00 $5,500.00 $17,500.00 $4,750.00 $4,250.00 $22,995.00 $12,500.00 $4,500.00 $27,500.00 $40,000.00 $650,000.00 $1,500.00 $4,500.00 $375,000.00 $115,000.00 $275,000.00 $125,000.00 $7,500.00 $4,500.00 $ 175,000.00 $7,500.00 $185,000.00 $22,500.00 $8,500.00 $25,000.00 $37,000.00 $9,500.00 1931 Mercedes-Benz 370 Manheim Cabriolet  1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupe, Black/Fitted Luggage  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Ex-Paul O'Shea  1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d, Ivory/Red, Restored  1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, Nice Driver  1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL, Nicely Restored  1968 MercuryMontego MXConvertible  2002 Mini Cooper, Several in Stock  1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Convertible  1965 Pontiac TempestConvertible, 326  1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I, White  $22,500.00 $38,500.00 $75,000.00 $17,500.00 $12,500.00 $15,000.00 $2,995.00 $140,000.00 $75,000.00 $275,000.00 $38,500.00 $13,500.00 $15,000.00 $6,500.00 $24,995.00 $4,995.00 $9,500.00 $13,800.00 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, Rococo meets Tim Leary  $25,500.00 1959 Rover, American Conversion, Sweetie Pie  1979 TransAm, Tired Project  WATERCRAFT 1947Westem Fairliner Torpedo  Fully restored to Lake Tahoe specs 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  Twin 440s. Cruises AT 35 Ids. Art Deco head turner. Very expensive when new. $75,000.00 $120,000.00 $4,995.00 $1,500.00 1955 Chriscraft 29' Beautifid ex Tahoe Mahogany Speedboat  $48,500.00 Twin Hercules 6 cyl. Small galley and head. Recent re-fitting. Fascinating history. 1958 Richardson 41'  $55,000.00 Formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High life". Very nice boat PUR SANG DE ARGENTINA The world's best Bugatti replicas, hand made in Argentina, Type 35B with supercharger. Virtually all parts are interchangeable with original. Blindingly fast as experienced by Phil Hill. Type 52 children's electric cars, Testarossa electric cars. Bugatti vices and spare parts. Experdycrafted and finished by our brothers down south in the land of silver and metal crafting masters. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC is proud to be the Exclusive Importer for Pur Sang in North America. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of significant wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Washington, Oregon, and Italy. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. RECYCLED OLD GROWTH TIMBER Hundreds of thousands of board feet of old growth Douglas Fir. Tongue and groove, clear vertical grain with no nail holes. Eighty years old from five hundred year old trees, also California Redwood, 2x4, 2x6, 4x6, 6x8, 3x12, perfect original condition, previously used in food production never exposed to toxins or chemicals. Impossible to find on today's market. Inquire. Always Buying - Experts in Shipping. We appraise collector cars world-wide for insurance or settlements. (206) 467-6531 Fax (206) 467-6532 2030 8th Avenue - Seattle, Washington 98121 cosmopolitanmotors.com


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SAN ANTONIO/AUSTIN CLASSIC CAR AUCTION KRUSE INTERNATIONAL C01111.111y Sept 28th - 29th, 2002 I New Braunfels, TX Held at the Wursthalle Over 300 Vehicles Expected! Just Consigned -1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible ' AMP 4011 zo .f 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, 283 V-8 with very rare dual 4's and batwing air cleaner. Dual exhaust, powerglide automatic, power top. Very nice restoration. Super nice paint, interior and chrome. Complimenting white top. Exceptional Results at Texas' Greatest Auction This 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air "Fuelie" Convertible sold at New Braunfels in March for $61,000 1970 Dodge Challenger Convertible V-8, four speed, pistol grip, sure grip, build sheet, B5 Blue with White interior. Sold for $25,750 1932 Ford HiBoy Roadster '32 Gibbons body, 400 small block V-8 Chevy, 383 Stroker, 350 Trans, 9" Reared, 900 miles since rebuilt, $35,000 Invested. SOLD for $33,250 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster. SOLD for $29,000 www.kruse.com I 866.495.8111 Aug. 29 - Sept. 2  Auburn, IN  Sept. 28 - 29  New Braunfels, TX  Nov. 22 - 24  Dallas, TX  WN -...__:-. 4 % i '' W■ ts I Jan. 3 - 5, 2003 Ft. Lauderdale, FL


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THAT'S NOT A HERD OF WILD MUSTANGS IN THE DISTANCE, IT'S 600 HORSES UNDER THE HOOD. 32" ANNUAL pAr ,%.01604 .11.1/1/J1164 COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION & SHOW DESERT CLASSIC January 10" - 12", 2003 I Scottsdale, AZ Over 800 Vehicles Expected! Record Setting Prices at Scottsdale 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe $750,000 1981 Penske PC-9B Bobby Unser 1937 Cadillac Fleetwood Dual Cowl Phaeton 1896 Benz Dos A Dos Touring Batmobile Returns Automobile 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing 1931 Cadillac Convertible Coupe 1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT Coupe 1960 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing $530,000 $315,000 $216,000 $201,000 $149,900 $130,000 $125,000 $115,000 $114,500 1933 Pierce Arrow Custom Speedster 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L-88 Coupe 1960 Ferrari 250 Cabriolet 1926 Minerva CL Town Car $114,400 $107,000 $100,000 $84,000 1934 Packard Sports Rumbleseat Roadster $80,560 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1930 Franklin Pursuit Dual Cowl Phaeton 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster 1940 Ford Convertible Coupe 1933 Ford Coupe $79,000 $69,960 $65,720 $58,830 $53,000 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Convertible Coupe 1981 Penske PC-9B Bobby Unser 1937 Cadillac Fleetwood Dual Cowl Phaeton kruse.com I 800.968.4444 Produced by Upcoming Event Schedule  Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 2002  Auburn, IN  Sept. 28 - 29, 2002  New Braunfels, TX  Nov. 22 - 24, 2002  Dallas, TX  ©2002 eBay, Inc. Design trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. All items subject to availability. INTERNATIONAL anti l cmpany Jan. 3 - 5, 2003 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1896 Benz Dos A Dos Touring


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T EltrI 2 AM 13 11 A 11 5 9 11 C9LLECT9R CAR AUCTI911 lf L ■ OCT9BER 18, 19 & 20, 2002 1967 CrIEVITLET r ..11,1111111 427 C9RVETTE We invite you to attend the twentieth annual Branson Collector Car Auction when we will offer a diverse selection of three hundred antique, vintage, classic and sports cars as well as customs and street rods. Branson, Missouri is a destination resort area catering to over 7,000,000 visitors annually and provides our customers with a wide selection of accommodations, dining, and entertainment venues. Each sale day concludes at 6:00 P.M. to allow participants time to enjoy the many attractions and to allow us to provide the kind of service we feel our customers deserve. Join us. • 963 P9RSCrit 356 CABRI9LtT ••"4 ,s 800-335-3063  WX/W.BRArl_59f1AUCT1911.C9r1