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$247k YENKO CAMARO • 255 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS Keith Martin's SS oor t Ca The Insider's Guide to Collectil tic LL  ICU es and Trends September 2005 $6 00US $8 00CAN 0 9> 09281 01003 6 / 7


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DON WILLIAMS, RICHIE CLYNE, & DEAN KRUSE Proudly Present CTI Located At THE GIANT CENTER OCTOBER 5th El 8th 2005 .a.111•111 1930 DUESENBERG J MURPHY LWB TOWNCAR NEVADA OFFICE  Rob Williams HURRY AND CONSIGN TODAY www.hersheyauction.com CALIFORNIA OFFICE TO BENEFIT FROM OUR WORLDWIDE ADVERTISING! Chris Clarke Phone: (702) 794-3174 Fax: (702) 369-7430 e-mail: rob@hershe auction.com Phone: (925) 736-3444 Fax: (925) 736-4375 e-mail: cclarke@hershe auction.com


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s t Keith A/1,1rtin' C The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends September 2005. Volume 17 . Number 9 COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 36 1964 Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso Ex-Rob Walker Lusso sells for 5360k, can now be yours for just 5400k. Steve Ahlgrim 40 1962 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Roadster How an $82k E-type can be both expensive and cheap. Gary Anderson 44 Four Alfas, No Waiting Beauties and beasts from a '56 Berlina to a '91 164. Donald Osborne 46 1961 Fiat Jolly 500 At $29k it's still cooler than a custom golf cart. Donald Osborne 48 1959 BMW 507 Roadster It almost bankrupted BMW in 1959; today it sells for $416k. Raymond Milo 52 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro A quarter-million bucks and the train keeps rolling. Dana Mecum 54 1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA Corsa $93k: A fat price, but lose the fenders Thor Thorson Cover photograph: Christie's 255 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 60 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, Monaco Its most successful auction, $12.8m in sales. Richard Hudson-Evans 72 Christie's, Greenwich, CT A barn-find Gullwing broke the bank. Dave Kinney 84 Bonhams 8c Butterfields, Los Angeles, CA Hero cars and movies stars, courtesy of George Barris. Dave Kinney 96 Mecum, Belvidere, IL $735k for a Hemi 'Cuda, and no one seemed surprised. Daniel Grunwald 108 RM Auctions, Novi, MI Despite a fluke snowstorm, over $2m in sales. Norm Mort 122 Bonhams, Hendon, UK 90 Model Ts and As draw crowds in the U.K. Richard Hudson-Evans 132 The Worldwide Group, Houston, TX 1930 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Spider top sale at $1.1m. John Rogers 140 eBay Motors An online Alfa cornucopia. Geoff Archer


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Bonhams BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS b APPRAISERS Quail Lodge An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Automobilia, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Friday August 19 Jewelry, 1pm Automobilia, 2pm, Motor Cars to follow Quail Lodge Carmel Valley, CA Preview August 17 - 18, 10am to 5pm Illustrated Catalogs Available Bonhams & Butterfields, 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California 94103 www.bonhams.com/us (415) 391 4000, (415) 391 4040 fax 2.,r, 3-• t,.  r•  , ..1o,eers Cd,p II r,gh!s rest,rd Bond No S7BSBBZ3253 www.quaillodge.com (877) 734 4628 toll free US or (831) 658 3517 Direct Final Call for Entries Additional entries are now invited for this year's internationally renowned auction of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia at Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club Now in its eighth year, this annual sale is synonymous with fine cars and record prices. Inquiries Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew reilly@bonhams com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203 malcolm.barber@bonhams.com Pictured from top The Ex-John Greenwood 1974 'Sebring 75' Corvette The fastest Corvette in the world, 'Sebring 75' holds the official all-time highest speed achieved on Daytona's banking, at 236mph The Nurburgring and Reims Class-Winning Ex-Autodelta / Racing Team VDS 1966 Alfa Romeo TZ2 Beninetta Competizione The very last TZ2 built for the famous Milanese factory's quasi-works Autodelta team; today this car is among the most svelte, rarefied and sought-after of Italy's 1.6-liter Gran Tunsmo masterpieces.


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SOLD AT $2,300. I would not buy a WhomIle car, not even if it had a try to bring it home, in my garage it would feel bar. I would not alone And if I bought this Whoville my wife would have me move afar. And even though the price was cheap, want the damn thing So there.—Dave Kinney's report on Bonhams Geroge Barris Los Angeles sale begins on p 84, COLUMNS 10 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 12 Crossing The Block Stefan Lombard 14 The Inside Line Kristen Hall-Geisler 22 Affordable Classic: 1971-81 "Square-Tail" Alfa Romeo Spider Rob Sass 24 Legal Files: 1031 Exchanges Keep the IRS Away John Draneas 26 Collecting Thoughts: Exotic Car Leasing Paul Duchene 38 Sheehan Speaks: Five Best Seven-Figure Ferraris Michael Sheehan 42 English Patient: Getting into the Monterey Historics Gary Anderson 50 Porsche Gesprdch: The 914 Is the New 356 Jim Schrager 144 Motobilia: L'Arte et l'Automobile Auction Carl Bomstead 146 Bike Buys: 1990-91 Norton Fl Rotary Paul Duchene 162 eWatch: I'll Buy That for a Dollar! Carl Bomstead •- FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 13 Auction Calendar 16 You Write, We Read 20 America by FIAT, Chapter 16: Phoenix to Los Angeles 28 Our Cars: A Quartet From Milan 30 SCM Picks: Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels 32 SCM Around the World: California Mille 34 SCM Around the World: Fairfield Concours 45 20 Year Picture 110 Glovebox Notes: 2005 Mercedes-Benz 0LS55 AMG, 2005 Chevy Cobalt SS 141 Fresh Meat: 2006 Dodge Charger 2006 Audi A3, 2005 Maserati Quattroporte 142 Price Guide: Italian Cars 148 Neat Stuff 150 Mystery Photo 151 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 18 Display Advertisers Index 152 Showcase Gallery 156 Resource Directory car, I don't


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Ifa Romeo is the featured marque at a variety of events in Monterey this year, so sprinkled throughout this issue you'll find a focus on Alfas. Putting all this stuff together had me itching to write yet another chapter in my long saga with the marque, so last week I tried to buy a Spider before going to lunch. A Which beach, he didn't specify. As the nearest is only three miles away, the $2,200 asking price seemed a bit much, especially since the car had been on Craig's List for a month. But the seller agreed to meet me in the parking lot of a nearby grocery store, so I started calculating how little I might offer as I walked over there. At 100 paces, the Alfa looked terrific. Up close, the gloppy repaint, thick bondo on the left rear fender, fadedto-white burgundy leather seats, cracked dash, threadbare carpets, top with glued-in rear I had found it on Portland's Craig's List, where the picture showed a rubber-bumper car with the year unstated. In an e-mail exchange, the owner said it was completely original, and needed a minor tune-up but added, "It's ready to drive to the beach right now." Pick Six THE LIST I'd begin with a 1967 GTV. I'd settle for a 1300-cc GT Junior if the condition was right. I've put thousands of miles on GTVs in the U.S. and raced them in Europe, and they simply represent the ultimate expression of the 1600-cc Italian sports car. I'd pay up to $15,000 for the right car. Next to it I would want a round-taillight, chrome-bumper, 1968-73 BMW 2002. I've never owned one, but as a GTV owner in the early '70s, I had innumerable stoplight drag races with them, as well as impromptu races through Golden Gate Park while the police were preoccupied busting hippies in the Haight. $10,000 should get me a very nice one, and $15,000 perfection. I'd have to double that to get the high-performance tii variant, and I just don't think they are worth the additional money. A  chromebumper,  MOB with overdrive would be there as well. Visually, they are a nearly perfect design, devoid of ornamentation and with a crispness that today's designers could learn from. The drivetrain of the B is a little agricultural, but the overall package is satisfying. This is another $15,000 car. Crisp styling that today's d esigners should take note of window, dangling front turn signals and bald front tires were all pretty obvious. Then there was the issue of its model year. It was a 1981, the nadir of Alfa driveability due to the company's ongoing problems with making its cars smog-legal in the U.S. In 1982, Alfa switched from Spica to Bosch injection, a far superior system. As if that didn't make this car enough of a disaster, its injection system just didn't look right. The seller explained that it had been replaced by one from an earlier year, resulting in a variety of disconnected hoses and clipped wires. The icing on the cake was that its California plates had expired in September 2004. The seller claimed he had gotten the car a couple of months ago by trading a new Kawasaki motorcycle for it, but then discovered his back went into spasm when he sat in the car. He also offered his "Plan B" reason for selling, which was, "I need to sell the car to pay for having three teeth crowned." Maybe his back had miraculously healed while we were talking. I'LL TAKE A NICE ONE, PLEASE This is all a very long way of saying that this Alfa would have been a bad buy at any price. Realizing this got me to thinking about just what it is I'm actually looking for in a collectible car these days. For me, a small displacement (under 2-liter) sports car with a decent five-speed gearbox represents the sweet spot in affordability and motoring fun, which is what has always attracted me to Alfa Spiders. While I used to think that only convertibles were true sports cars, in my maturity I've come to appreciate coupes as well, with their increased comfort and more rigid chassis. While I wasn't willing to go down the path to where this beater would have led me, I did start to plot out another course, a plan for what I'd like to park in my garage in the next few years. Like any of these trains of thought, I don't know if it will ever come to fruition, but right now this seems like the perfect six-car collection. 10  Then I'd seek out a 196567 SWB Porsche 911. I know all the Porschephiles love to go on and on about the han- dling and mechanical deficiencies of the early cars, but these simply look right. Unless you're trying to pretend you're Hurley Haywood, you're never going to get the car to swap ends, anyway. I'd like to spend $15,000 for a great car, but it might take $20,000 to get what I want. A 1962-66 Lotus Elan S 1 or S2 convertible would have a space reserved for it, of course a pre-smog example with a cross-flow Weber head. The yellow one I once had fit me like a soft-leather ballet slipper fits a premiere danseur, and offered a direct connectivity to the road unmatched by any other car I've ever driven. As restorations on these cars rarely last more than 15,000 miles before all sorts of things start to wear out or break, I'd spend $20,000 and get one recently done by a specialist. And finally, adding a big-bore to the group, I'd round things out with a 1964-67 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8. While clumsy when pushed hard, at freeway speeds on gently undulating roads the Big Healey offers an effortless, high-speed vintage cruising experience that encourages you to gobble up hundreds of miles a day. We've reported on $100,000 sales of Kurt Tanner-restored Healeys at auction, but I'd like to think I could find one I would like to own for around $50,000. SHARED DNA The focus for all of these cars is their fun-per-dollar quotient. All are easy to maintain and stay in tune once put there properly. They each have distinctive, nearly timeless styling, and represent a pre-regulatory era that we will never see again. Parts supply and club support is good for all of them, and there are plenty of events where you can find kindred souls to discuss just how well (or how badly) your various mounts have been performing. I wouldn't take any of these that weren't in strong #2 condition. I'd rather pay a top price than suffer through months of making a nasty car nice. Which brings me back to the wreck of an Alfa Spider, and how it really needs to go to someone who can hardly wait to spend his evenings and weekends trying to fix and restore it. Me, I'd rather be out driving.• Sports Car Market five-main-bearing, 1964-67


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Crossing the Block Monterey Auction Action Christie's at the Jet Center Where: Montere ■. When: August 18 Web: christies.com Expect to see: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SW B Sefac "Breadvan," chassis #2819 GT. One of a kind, and possibly the fastest "shooting brake- in existence. This historically significant Ferrari is the result of both an internal coup and yet another  feud between Enzo and a slighted customer, this time the wealthy Count Volpi. 2 Bonhams & Butterfields Quail Lodge Sale Where: Carmel, CA When: August 19 Web: bonhams.comius Expect to see: 1966 Alfa Romeo I 72, chassis #116. A rare and sn_milicant car, ex-work,. the relgian Count Rudy au dc] Straten ran this "Baby G throughout 1967. Piloted to class victories in both the Nurburgring 1,000 km as well as the Reims 12-Hour, this sought-after TZ2 is one of Italy's 1.6-liter gems. 3 Kruse InternationalConcorso Italian° Auction Where: Scaide, CA When: August 19 Web: kruse.com Expect to see: 1930 Auburn 13oattail Speedster. Less than 100 miles since extensive 1999 restoration. This Auburn took second place honors at the West Coast ACD meet. Complete with cycle fenders, the untetored standard fender, and wining boards are avai I A-tic Aft RM— Sports & Classic Car Auction Where: Monterey, CA When: August 19-20 Web: rmauctions.com Expect to see: 1932 Alfa Romeo lipo 13 Monoposto, chassis #5006. Ex-Scuderia Ferrari, with a fully documented history, this is one of only six P3 Alfas constntcted for the 1932 racing season. As the dominant car of the era, P3s were raced by Nuvolari, Caracciola, Varzi and Chiron. ai Russo and Steele—Sports & lir Muscle at the Marriott Where: Monterey, CA When: August 20 Web: russoandsteele.com Expect to see: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette roadster racer. Extensively documented history in SCCA and Trans-Am events. Recent complete rotisserie restoration, which includes period correct L88 heads and M-22 transmission. Never before offered at auction. Gooding & Company— The Pebble Beach Auction Where: Monterey, CA When: August 21 Web: goodingco.com Expect to see: 1950 Ferrari 166 MM,I95 S LcMans Berlinetta, chassis #0060M. The fifth of six built by Carrozzeria Touring, the history of this successful Ferrari racer includes top-three finishes in six events, including four First in Class honors between 1950 and 1952.* •  "■ 1932 Alln Romeo P3 Tipo B Monoposm (Owed by RA1 12  Sports Car Market


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Preview Silver Auctions Sun Valley Where: Sun Valley, ID When: September 3-4 Web: silverauctions.com Expect to see: 250 cars in one of America's most beautiful settings. It's a mostly muscle car event, and it draws both casual enthusiasts and serious collectors alike. It also draws the Alist celebrity crowd, so don't be surprised if you're outbid by the governor of California. Rand/Workman Fine Motor Auction Where: New York, NY When: September 9-11 Web: randworkman.com Where: Beaulieu, UK When: September 10 Web: bonhams.com Expect to see: Last year's sale totaled more than $1 million, with a 96% sales rate. Top seller was a 1934 Bentley 3.5-liter Vanden Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for OCTOBER most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@sportscannarket.com AUGUST  CHRISTIE'S - Monterey  California -Aug. 19  BARONS - Surrey  England - Aug. 15-16  California -Aug. 18  BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS  - Carmel California KRUSE - California - Aug. 19 - Monterey - Aug. 19 20 - RM Monterey California - Aug. 20 RUSSO AND STEELE - Monterey California - Aug. 21 GOODING - Pebble Beach Pennsylvania - Aug. 26-27 MECUM - Carlisle Indiana - Aug. 31-Sep. 6 KRUSE -Auburn September 2005 SEPTEMBER Idaho - Sep. 3-4 SILVER - Sun Valley New York - Sep. 9-11 RAND/WORKMAN - New York England - Sep. 10 BONHAMS - Ontario - - RM Delhi England - Beaulieu Sep. 14 Sep. 16 BONHAMS - Chichester England - Sep. 19-20 BARONS - Surrey England - Sep. 20-21 H&H - Buxton Michigan - Sep. 23-25 RM - Novi Texas - Sep. 23-24 ICRUSE - Fredericksburg England - Oct. 1 CHEFFINS - Cambridge Oregon - Oct. 1 SILVER - Portland Pennsylvania - Oct. 6-8 KRUSE - Hershey BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS - Hershey Pennsylvania - Oct. 7 Mississippi - Oct. 7 8 - KRUSE - Biloxi New Mexico - Oct. 7 - 8 SANTIAGO - Albuquerque Illinois - Oct. 14-15 MECUM - St. Charles Missouri - Tennessee - Oct. 15 KRUSE Ontario - - - RM Toronto England - Oct. 24-25 BARONS - Surrey Nevada - Oct. 28-29 KRUSE - Las Vegas - Monteagle Oct. 21 23 Oct. 14-16 BRANSON - Branson Where: Branson, MO When: October 14-16 Web: bransonauction.com Expect to see: 1934 MG P-Type, #PA-0489. Originally delivered to Australia in Britannia Race Team livery to compete in the first GP at Phillip Island. Since restored to race-ready condition, including Zoller supercharger. Also look for a 1929 Cadillac Dual Cowl Tourer and a 1957 Fuelie 'Vette.* Expect to see: 1967 Bizzarfini P538, chassis #002. One of three. First displayed at Pebble Beach in 1990. Best of Show winner of the 1996 Le Belle Macchine Concours d'Elegance d'Italia. The only one of its kind powered by a Lamborghini V12 (#0127), this car was destined for Le Mans until bad luck and the rulebook intervened. Bonhams—Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilla .4 ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales has acquired the last 1967 Corvette C2 to leave the St. Louis assembly line. The crew displayed #22940, currently unrestored, at Bloomington Gold on June 24. The car will now undergo a body-off rotisserie restoration, aided by 'Vette resto pros and hobbyists around the country. Expect to see the car in all its sparkling glory at next year's Bloomington Gold, where one lucky bidder will take it home. Plas-style tourer, which crossed the block for $87,382. Premier Classic Car Auctions New Mexico Classic Where: Albuquerque, NM When: October 7-8 Web: premierclassiccars.com Expect to see: In its third year, the sale accompanies the New Mexico Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. Last year saw more than 200 cars cross the block—everything from muscle cars to Italian exotics to British sports cars; top sale was a $115,000 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series I. Expect great weather and plenty of attractive, rust-free Southwest cars. Cox Auctions—The Branson Collector Car Auction 13


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News 6/ The Gilmore Car Museum of Hickory Corners, MI, is the recipient of a 2005 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. The grant provides funds for professional conservation and preservation specialists to evaluate the conservation needs of the museum's collections, as well as procedures and environmental conditions. www.gilmorecarmuseum.org. V Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) chairman and Coker Tire Co. president Joseph "Corky" Coker was honored with a "Wally" Lifetime Achievement Award at the third annual Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion's public SCM Happenings vSCMis sponsoring the Spirit of Motoring Award at the 13th annual Italian Concours d'Elegance, taking place on September 4. Editor Martin will emcee the concours, held at the new South Lake Union Park with views of the Seattle skyline. All Italian marques, including autos, motorcycles and scooters, will be represented. 206.235.4711, www.italianconcours.org. (WA) v R1VI Auctions presents the Kirkland Concours d'Elegance September 10 in Kirkland, WA. Editor Keith Martin will be Master of Ceremonies, and contributor Carl Bomstead will be acting as Head Judge. 425.822.7066, www.kirklandconcours.com. (WA) v The acceptance committee of the second annual Palm Beach International Concours d'Elegance, to be held on January 22, 2006, is currently mailing invitations to the event. SCMers who believe they have cars worthy of consideration may download an application at www.palmbeachconcours.com . Please identify yourself as an SCM subscriber. Keith Martin will repeat his role as host and Master of Ceremonies. (CA) 6/SCMContributing Editor Donald Osborne has announced the formation of Automotive Evaluation Services, which will offer fixed-fee appraisal services on collector and contemporary vehicles. Osborne, based in Farmington, CT, is a Candidate Member of the American Society of Appraisers. 860.284.0570, autovalserv@aol.com . (CT) Events  reception in Bowling Green, KY. The award acknowledges Coker's commitment to the preservation and expansion of the sport. www .museum.nhra.com . 6/ Motive Club, a nation-wide automotive club for enthusiasts and their families, debuts its new Web site featuring lifestyle areas for every type of enthusiast. The focus is family-friendly, including nostalgia, performance, and MotiveKids! www.motiveclub.com. 6/ Family Classic Cars has moved to a new 40,000 sq. ft. showroom in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The new space allows them to offer services from storage to regular maintenance, as well as a new consignment program. www .familyclassicars.com . Upcoming AUGUST The Quail — Aug. 19 quaillodge.com (CA) Concorso Italian° concorso.com (CA) — Aug. 19 Lotus Owners Gathering — Aug. 26-29 lotuscarclub.org (MO) SEPTEMBER Italian Concours d'Elegance — Sept. 4 6/ Automobilia Monterey, to be held at The Embassy Suites August 16-17, has announced onsite packing and shipping services to assist customers with their purchases. This will allow buyers to shop worry-free and enjoy the experience without the hassles of the "how do I get it home" syndrome. 831.659.5335, www .AutomobiliaMonterey.com. (CA) 6/ Maserati Days, held Steve McQueen honored at the Petersen August 18-21 in Itasca, IL, needs more Maseratis! Now in its fifth year, the event features Italian cars and motorcycles of all vintages, along with automobilia and a judged concours. For more information, contact Mike Epifanio. 847.823.2149. (IL) 6/ Headlining this year's Concorso Italiano, held August 19, will be the Lamborghini Concept-S, as featured in the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. "Bonnie," the world's fastest four-cylinder Alfa Romeo, will also be present as part of the featured marque display of Alfas. www.concorso.com . (CA) 6/ The inaugural running of the Carolina Trophy takes place September 6-10 in the Blue Ridge Mountains in and around Asheville, NC. The competitive TSD rally and regularity trial, which will cover almost 1,000 miles, is open to all motorcars built 1973 or earlier plus a "special interest" class to certain cars of distinction built after that date. 704.351.2087, www.carolinatrophy .com. (NC) v Last call for Steve Austin's Great Vacations "England and Goodwood Revival Car Tour," September 11-19, which includes visits to Jaguar, Aston 14  Martin, McLaren, motor museums and the three-day Goodwood Historic Races. Guest celebrities and private functions included. 800.452.8434. (UK) v TheBeachBoyswillperform at the Corvette Funfest hosted by Mid America Motorworks on September 16-18. Organizers are expecting up to 15,000 Corvettes on the ground, and are encouraging participants to register their 'Vettes as soon as possible. 800.500.1500, www .mamotorworics.com. (IL) VA 1935 Duesenberg SSJ built for Clark Gable and a 1928 Isotta Fraschini 8A are among the vehicles that will be on display at the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles held in Canton, OH, September 16-18. 330.966.3600. ext. 322, www .glenmoorgathering.com. (OH) 6/ An exhibition opening on September 24 focuses on actor Steve McQueen. The Petersen Automotive Exhibition Steve McQueen: The Legend and the Cars will be on view through April 16, 2006, and will feature his 1957 Chevrolet Convertible with factory fuel injection, ultra-high-performance 1956 Jaguar XKSS roadster, and more than a dozen other vehicles of all types. v General Motors celebrated the 50th anniversary of their storied small-block Chevrolet V8 by shipping it to England for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. They packaged it in a replica of NASCAR racer Herb Thomas' old #92 '55 Chevy, putting Junior Johnson behind the wheel.• italianconcours.org (WA) Carolina Trophy — carolinatrophy.com (NC) Kirkland Concours d'Elegance — Sept. 10 kirldandconcours.com (WA) Run to the Reno Air Races — Sep. 14-17 lemaymuseum.org (OR) Goodwood Revival — goodwood.co.uk (UK) Glenmoor Gathering — Sep. 16-18 glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Corvette Funfest — mamotorworks.com (IL) Forza Mille — Sep. 18 - vintagerallies.com (ME) The Mile Autunno — OCTOBER Muscle Car 1000 23 Sep. 22 25 - califonnamille.com (CA) — Oct. 4 8 - musclecar 1 000.com (CA) Mountain Mile — vintagerallies.com (WV) The Great San Francisco to Santa Monica Open Road Race — Oct. 20-23 californiamille.com (CA) Le Mans Classic Japan — Oct. 28-30 lemans.org (JP) Sports Car Market Oct. 16 21 - Sept. 16 18 - Sep. 16 18 - Sep. 6 10 -


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You Write We Read  All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Dear SCM: I simply love your publication. Like many other collector car magazines, you guys are right. But then you can be so wrong, as in your "End of Collectible Cars" editorial in the June issue, where you stated that essentially no top-rate collectible cars have been built since 1974, and none will be. I agree about modern Ferraris being nowhere near as hot as '60s Ferraris—ever—in the market. Maybe not even the Enzo. But what about the F40, which is already solid gold, or the MC12 new race Maserati on the Enzo platform. Does its rarity and pedigree (in ALMS, it's doing pretty well already) exclude it from your dire predictions? How about Pagani? I read yesterday in a mainstream magazine a review of the new roadster. Since its inception, Pagani has produced around 50 examples. (Please extend my subscription now.) This will be collectible, as will the Bugatti EB110 and McLaren Fl. As for production cars, certainly the new Mustang and more so the new Beetle will never be collectible. But how about first generation Miatas? In 30 years, how many will be left? Bugeye Sprite numbers, probably. There are many more Buick GNXs, Renault Clio V6 sports, and maybe even that sissy creampuff new Thunderbird. At 25, I remember when the "square-birds" were $2,000 crap cars. How about Sateen, or Panoz? What were you thinking? Seriously, '80s cars are all garbage, but we are in a new era, and history will have a place for the cars I mentioned above, and probably the Hummer HI. If people want to drive what they drove in high school, we'll see a boatload of restored SUVs.—Max Welsh, Charlotte, NC Max, we stand by our assertion that the golden days of blue-chip collectible cars, for all intents and 16 I'd rather have a Hemi 'Cuda than a Modena.—Nile Heermans, Painted Post, NY SHIFTING THE RIGHT WAY Collectible or forgettable? purposes ended in 1974. Yes, there will be cars of interest built so long as cars are built, and the vehicles you mention above all have some reason to be coveted. But we will never again see MGAs driven to an SCCA race track, windshields removed and numbers painted on, competing in serious events, and then having the process reversed and driven home. No Enzo will ever win a European Touring Car Championship. The truly great cars of all time were built in an environment that simply doesn't exist any longer, and will never exist again.—ED. Dear SCM: In "Shifting Gears" in the June issue, Editor Martin said that the younger generation might break with past patterns and embrace earlier classics, including brass era cars. Having spent quite a few years as principal of a vocational high school, I get to spend a lot of time with young people who are interested in vehicles. I've never met a young person with an iota of interest in anything made before WWII. What they like are muscle cars, trucks and rice rockets. I realize the latter two categories are major departures from conventional collector categories, but that's where they're at. You also stated that 'Cudas have "zero" racing history. You could not be more wrong. For 35 years they've dominated drag racing. That has a lot more value to the younger and middleaged people who will drive the U.S. collector market than does Formula One or sports car road racing prowess. I've been to more Formula One races than drags, but Dear SCM: Why is it that even if I don't go to auctions to buy, I read darn near every word in SCM every month? There is too much to read out there now, and to help solve this problem for me, I have dropped two other car mags; no way am I going to give up SCM. Your "Shifting Gears" note on teaching local kids how to shift a Bentley (June, p. 10) got my attention. We just returned from the 25th year of the North American Vintage Bentley Meet (our 24th year of attendance with our 3-Liter). We had dinner with Dave Brownell and Marian Savage, talked at length with the seller of not just one, but two Bentleys in the same auction, and of course all the other regular guys and gals. There were about 40 vintage Bentleys in attendance this year. Back to the "teaching" part—bet it will take the better part of that day to show any of the local kids how to change gears by reaching for the "center shift" in a proper 3-Liter. Changing with the right hand in a right hand drive car is easy, but I am sure you know by now that some wiseass was going to point out that the center change didn't come along till Rolls-Royce made the 3.5-Liter. W.O. could not have approved—it wasn't macho enough for him, I'll bet. I'll try not to nitpick for another year or so.—Whit Ball, Exton, PA WHO DO YOU LOVE? Dear SCM: I just purchased your Pocket Price Guide, and I noticed that while there were Corvettes and Mustangs published in the guide up through the year 2000, the Dodge Viper was surprisingly missing. I am curious what your opinion is of the Dodge Viper—particu- Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher General Manager Art Director KEITH MARTIN DAVID SLAMA KIRSTEN ONODAY Editorial Manager Senior Copy Editor Auction Editor Copy Editor KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER JEFF SABATINI STEFAN LOMBARD BILL NEILL Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY Auction Analysts RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON DANIEL GRUNWALD Senior Contributing Editor DAVE BROWNELL Contributing Editors STEVE AHLGRIM GARY ANDERSON CARL BOMSTEAD JOHN DRANEAS PAUL DUCHENE DONALD OSBORNE JIM SCHRAGER MICHAEL SHEEHAN THOR THORSON Contributors KATHY KARAPONDO RAYMOND MILO MARIT ANNE PETERSON STEVE SERIO LT. Manager Internet Specialist Financial Manager Strategic Planner ADVERTISING Advertising Coordinator KRISTEN MIRA 877.219.2605 ext. 204 scmadvert@sportscannarketcom Senior Sales Manager TAD DINSMORE 503.261.0555 ext. 213 tad@sportscannarketcom Advertising Sales CINDY MEITLE 877219.2605, ext. 262 cmeitle@sportscarmarket.com Branding and Events DONALD OSBORNE 877.219.2605, ext. 258 dosbome@sportscarmarketcom SUBSCRIPTIONS New  800.289.2819 Current 877.219.2605, ext. 207 service@sportscannarketcom fax 503.253.2234 www.sportscarmarketcom CORRESPONDENCE General P.O. Box 16130 Portland, OR 97292 FedEx/DHL/UPS 8236 SE Ash St., Portland, OR 97216 The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue 2005 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. PRINTED IN USA JASON GLASPEY MATT KING NIKKI NALUM BILL WOODARD


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larly the 1996-2001 GTS Coupe. Would it be a one- or two-star car because it's a newer model, or do you think that this car has the potential to appreciate (or at least hold steady) in value over the next 10-15 years? I know this is going to sound strange, but I'm trying to decide between an '01 Viper GTS (one owner, over 13,000 miles) and a '74 Jaguar E-type V12 roadster (over 30,000 miles, thoroughly checked over by Classic Jaguar of Austin, TX), and I'm wondering if one would be a better longterm investment over the other. Both are a blast to drive, and I'm assuming that the Jag would be more maintenance-intensive. Any advice or opinion?—Dave really just a bunch of fiberglass wrapped around a mildly-tuned big truck engine. The Viper will do everything better than the E-type except get you fawning looks at the local All-British Field Meet. And using my future-vision glasses, I predict that in 2015, very nice SIII E-type roadsters will be in the $100,000 range, with a four-star collectibility rating. The Viper coupe will probably be worth around $50,000, as there will be plenty of them that have survived, and as coupes, they just won't be as desirable as the Viper roadsters. I'd give them a threestar rating. So it all comes down to what rocks your boat. If you want to 50-51) and the post-auction price adjustment after information from PHS verified the car in question did not in fact come equipped with tri-power. I would like to point out that PHS does not, in fact, supply copies of build sheets. The only place you will find a true build sheet is in the car itself. What PHS does supply are the dealer order information sheets which does list how a specific car was equipped. This is certainly good enough for verification of options. It is important to clarify the difference between build sheets, the more common bill of lading forms used for transport companies, and dealer invoice forms. The latter two have been reproduced by don't have options priced out. I recommend Pontiac Historical Services for inspecting a potential purchase. I would advise against suggesting they supply build sheet copies because the several packages I have seen to date do not contain a single build sheet.— Patrick Smith, Georgetown, ON [BAY EVALS Dear SCM: I enjoy your expanded eBay coverage in Geoff Archer's monthly feature. My suggestion is that Archer consider contacting some of the buyers to see if the cars are in the condition shown in the pictures. Sending an e-mail to the buyer would not take much time, and I suspect that many buyers would be happy to respond. You might even sell some subscriptions. Even better, if you have a correspondent in the city where the buyer has the car, he or she could ask to view the car and provide SCM-type commentary on the condition.—Mark Coulson, Pittsburgh, PA Excellent suggestion. Geoff, are you reading this?—ED. COMING SOON: SCM'S LAMBO 4000 PHS can be used to verify options Kalz, Lake St. Louis, MO Mont  Anne  Peterson responds: This is a good illustration of a dilemma a lot of collectors face. The question with these cars really isn't "What will make the highest return?" but, "What will be the most fun through my years of ownership?" The Viper and Jag are like apples and oranges. American or British, modern or classic, coupe or roadster? For pure appreciation, open cars tend to do better than coupes, so the E-type gets the nod. However, you are right that it will be jr more maintenanceintensive than a Vipei; which is September 2005  hang out with the Viper Club and brag about how many sets of rear tires you wore out last month, your choice is simple. If you 'd rather wear a tweed cap and commiserate with your brethren about how difficult it is to keep your Strombergs synchronized, it's a fast cat for you. Buy the ownership experience you want to have for the next ten years, and the values will take care of themselves. PHS VS. BUILD SHEETS Dear SCM: I've read Dave Kinney's absorbing article on the 1965 GTO ragtop (July, pp. Triple A enterprises, Marti Auto Works and others. The build sheet contains everything about how a car was assembled and with what parts. You can restore a car using a build sheet if you know the codes. You can't safely restore a car relying only on a bill of lading invoice or a dealer invoice. There is also the matter of false invoice copies being produced, which certainly calls into question the validity of the documents if they are the only ones present at time of sale. As an automotive appraiser, restoration and collection maintenance consultant, I decode build sheets every week. Build sheets Dear SCM: Regarding your "20 Year Picture" on page 29 of the April 2005 SCM: Bologna! First of all, the "1967-68 Lamborghini 4000 GT" you erroneously refer to is most likely the Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2. There was never a Lamborghini 4000 GT. If you meant Lamborghini 400 GT, that is an earlier model best known as the Interim, but it was not manufactured in 1968 and is worth significantly more than your chart illustrates. As the first 400 GT 2+2 was manufactured in 1966, I would suggest you actually meant the "1966-68 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2." To the untrained eye, the cars appear similar. But by now your eyes should be better trained. Furthermore, affixing a value of $60,000 to the car in "excellent condition" is preposterous. Totally incorrect 400 GT 2+2s with lots of problems now easily fetch $60,000. You'll have a line of buyers. A more accurate value for the car in excellent condition is roughly twice that. And don't blame CPI—SCM should spot and fix such errors. Hamimph!—Fred Paroutaud, via e-mail 17


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Thank you, and we apologize for the errors.—ED. MORE FROM THE AIRSUCKER FANATICS Dear SCM: After trying to convince you of your way-low valuation of 930 prices, I find the silver lining in that I am able to buy them cheaply at your estimate and sell them for a more realistic figure. I specialize in 930s mainly because it developed as a race car, then detuned for street production. Also, it was the top seller in toy models for many years and will surely be worth many times more as that group reaches prime time, especially when they have driven the other "collectibles" that sell for much more. You also err in prices of Porsche 930 cars that are returned to their original development tune by using the original Porsche engineering and parts. These are real, usable supercars, and can still compete on or off the track with all but the most current offerings in performance and drivability. In the meantime, I continue to keep as many as I can afford and reluctantly part with duplicates. I have been a licensed European collectible dealer for over 25 years and have worked with Dana Mecum's auction house on special projects. I'm also an enthusiast owner since 1958, so I do have some time-related perspective from an analytical view.— Anthony Rotheray, Bayside, WI Dear SCM: As always, I enjoyed very much your July 2005 issue. There are a couple of suggestions that I think would improve an already good publication: 1. In your auction reports on pre-'74 911s, you fail to mention the types—S, E, T or L—which is a quite important factor in assessing the car and its value. You do include the serial number, so one could go off and check it, but a little extra effort on your part would save a lot of effort for us Porschephiles and other readers. I refer specifically to those covered in the Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach report (p. 60) 2. In your price guides for German cars, you consistently leave out Volkswagens. There is a large and very active market in collectible Beetles, Karmann Ghias, and in particular, the Sambas and any other kind of bus, van, pickup, camper, etc. The prices on the latter have shot up incredibly, and although for the most part these are not big money items, they are very popular with a large market in the world (as well as the U.S.). Their absence in a price guide that includes etceterini is very puzzling. Otherwise, keep up the good work on an excellent magazine.— Dennis Thalmann, Monnaz, Switzerland FAKE BREASTS VS NATURAL WONDERS Dear SCM: When I received the July issue of SCM, I quickly turned to the article on why people love British cars (p.40) with great anticipation. I couldn't believe what I was reading. Author Gary Anderson's reasons included guys that got picked on in high school; some attachment to our roots in England—give me a break. Did this guy ever restore and drive an old British car? We love these cars because they are a blast to drive. They stop quickly, have "point and shoot" handling, and look great. They are the perfect car for quick little jaunts around town. They are easy to maintain and offer a fully visceral sports car experience. I suggest that American muscle cars offer little of these pleasures at generally much greater costs. Great topic, but you really missed on the content. To me, British cars are like beautiful, slender, natural females and muscle cars are heavy makeup and fake breasts.—Phil Gelso, Woodstock, MD Gary Anderson is a confirmed Britophile, having been the publisher of British Car Magazine, as well as owning and restoring numerous British sports cars. Perhaps you and he had different high school experiences, so while you were exploring natural wonders he was escaping the crowd in his sports car.—ED.• Sports Car Market


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AMERICA by MEW California Dreamin' We thought we were being attacked be a large swarm of bees, but it was only the duct tape coming off the windshield and flapping in the wind CHAPTER 16: FROM PHOENIX TO THE PETERSEN MUSEUM W ell, we finally did it—the FIAT has arrived on the West Coast. We received the following e-mail from Matt Packard, the commercial airline pilot who has had custody of the car ever since it was towed to Scottsdale for Barrett-Jackson. "Captain's log, star date 6/15/05. We were on a routine repositioning mission, 30 miles west of Phoenix, when all of a sudden... Barn! "Only kidding—if you haven't heard yet, the car is at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. It was kind of a spur-of-themoment decision to get the car over there when we did, before I got too busy to do it. None of my travel crew were able to make the trip on such short notice, so my wife volunteered to go (it was actually her idea to take the car over there while we had time). "The car ran well, except in traffic, and it smoked a fair amount; but other than that, it was fun. I enjoyed this whole thing (even the distributor malfunction) and I think it made for a good story in SCM." Packard's wife, Gina Cuciniello, sent along a synopsis of their overnight drive through the desert to get the car to L.A.: "After a short drive around Phoenix one evening, we decided to take our chances and drive the FIAT to its next stop in Los Angeles. But when we opened the hood to look around for any sign of loose wires or missing parts, we noticed that the cooling system overflow cap was in need of repair. So a slight modification to the cap was in order, especially considering it was 108 degrees outside. "We also grabbed some duct tape, a screwdriver, pliers and some tie wraps. Then we filled the tires with air and the tank with gas and headed west down 1-10 at 1:30 a.m. While driving on this open, lonely stretch of desert highway, I started reading about all of the previous breakdowns and roadside repairs this car had undergone in its travels and began wondering if we had made a big mistake. "About 3:00 a.m. we thought we were being attacked be a large swarm of bees, but it was only the duct tape coming of the windshield and flapping in the wind. While pulling on the tape and trying to tuck it in the side window to stop the noise, we narrowly missed hitting a coyote crossing the road in front of us. "By 4:00 a.m. nothing had broken, so we stopped in Quartzite, AZ, for gas and a quart of oil. Back on the Days since purchase: 515 Miles driven since purchase: 3,190 Total investment: $3,541.40 Cost per month: $208.29 Cost per mile: $0.90 Cost per day: $6.87 Cuciniello and Packard delivering the FIAT FIAT SUMMARY road, the little car continued to drive smoothly through the desert at 65 mph. We watched the sun rise at about 6:20 a.m as we came to our next stop in Palm Springs, CA, for more gas and another quart of oil. Surprisingly, the car was still running well. New Car Equivalent: 2005 Nissan  Frontier XE, 4-door King Cab,  rwd. $200/month, 60 month lease  (Edmunds.com)  "But the traffic nearing San Bernadino was mostly at a standstill at 8:00 a.m., so we had to pull over in Colton, CA. We had a little trouble keeping the car going up the hill on the 20  off-ramp, but we managed to time the stoplight perfectly, get her over the hill, and coast into a KFC parking lot. After breakfast burritos and an hour cool-down, we got back on the road—only to run into more traffic. Needless to say, the FIAT doesn't like stop-and-go traffic. "We finally made our way to the Petersen Museum around 10:30 a.m., and as we pulled into the parking lot, we were happily greeted by Museum Director Dick Messer. After a photo shoot and a great tour of the museum, he gave us a ride to the airport. The little blue FIAT stayed behind, ready for its next adventure." Messer is excited to have the car, and is looking forward to driving it up the coast to Monterey in time for Concorso Italiano. Hey, we're only a year late, not bad for a car whose 0-60 times are measured by the calendar. Please send all comments and suggestions regarding the FIAT to fiat@sportscarmarket.com .• Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic 1971-81 Alfa Romeo Spider Two ways to view the Spica fuel injection system: "diabolical" or "misunderstood" by Rob Sass niversally regarded as two of the best open sports cars of all time, Alfa Romeo's 750-series Giulietta Spider and 101-series Giulia Spider of the late 1950s and early '60s were a tough act to follow. To remain the perennial darling of the enthusiast press, Alfa's new convertible would need to be nothing short of an improvement on perfection. Of course, Alfa failed at such an impossible task—or at least it seemed so when the 105-series Duetto debuted in 1966. Whereas the Giulietta was regarded as a stylistic tour de force, critics panned the Duetto as contrived, heaping scorn upon its boat-tail rear and pronounced side scallop. That the car disappointed many onlookers when new may be hard to believe today, as the Duetto has since I been elevated to iconic status, partly as a result of its appearance in "The Graduate," but more because its lines have simply aged well. That hadn't yet happened in 1970, so Alfa tried to remedy things by lopping off about six inches from the rear of the "Spider 1750," as the car was called at its U.S. introduction in 1971. This new body style, whether you describe it as a "Kamm-tail," "square-tail" or by its least flattering appellation, the "chop-tail," soldiered on essentially unchanged until 1991. U 1979 Spider • Critics were unmoved by the new styling. Road & Track, in a startling about-face to its usual adoration of anything adorned with the cross and snake, stated testily that it "didn't care much for the original design and we don't consider this change to be much improvement, if any." Aside from the styling controversy, for the first time a mechanical issue dogged U.S. Alfas. In 1969, displacement of Alfa's venerable twincam four-cylinder had been increased to 1779 cc, and a second displacement increase in 1972 bumped the engine up to a full 2 liters. Every Spider built for the U.S. market from 1969 through 1981 also came equipped with quite possibly the most controversial device ever fitted to a post-war European sports car, the dreaded Spica mechanical fuel injection system. Stung by its inability to emission-certify cars for the 1968 (and subsequently the 1970) model years, Alfa adapted this system, which had been developed by a subsidiary for use in diesel engines. The precise workings (or nonworkings) of the inezione Spica are beyond the scope of this missive, however, opinions as to its merits—or lack thereof—have been known to spark fisticuffs among Alfisti. Editor Martin, an Alfa fanatic, has called the 22  Spica system "diabolical," and characterized it as difficult to set up and maintain. Others, however, view it as "misunderstood." Given that I was once stranded by a broken injection pump belt while driving a college girlfriend's Spider in Nederland, CO, I'm inclined to agree with our esteemed Editor and say that a set of Webers is an enhancement. Whatever your opinion of the Spica system, you must accept the fact that its good health is critical to enjoying the car. The rest of the Spider is refreshingly straightforward. Rear suspension consists of coil springs and a live axle located by a Panhard rod. It works well enough under most conditions that you'd swear it was independent. Relatively soft springs combined with an anti-roll bar strike a nice balance between a comfortable ride and sharp handling and help make the Spider a fairly neutral handler. The worm and sector steering is light and precise, especially when tires close to the original 165-14 size are used. Vacuum-assisted four-wheel disc brakes provide decent stopping power. I think the styling of the square-tail Spider has aged well, especially the pre-1975 cars with the smaller chrome bumpers. They have an exotic look from the front, especially when retrofitted with Plexiglas Carello headlight covers that were standard on earlier Duettos. Ditch the steel wheels in favor or a set of five-spoke Cromodoras, BWAs or Panasports and the Spider really comes into its own. Cars built after 1975 with rubber bumpers are less attractive, but still not as aesthetically compromised as others of the era (think rubber-bumper MGBs). The best part of the Spider is its cockpit. The main Veglia instruments are found in two "impale-o-matic" pointed binnacles and a full complement of secondary gauges is located on the console in beefy chromed metal bezels. The oddest thing about the interior is the shifter that sprouts nearly horizontally out of the console. The most common steering wheel is a great looking and feeling threespoke wheel in real wood. Alfa's convertible top design on the Spider is nothing short of sublime. You can actually raise it or lower it from inside the car. Much has been written about the driving position of the Spider. If your build is of the long-armed and short-legged type (more like that of Java Man than modern homo sapiens), you won't have any problems. Otherwise, you may be forced into an extended arm, splayed knee position, unpleasant at best, an invitation to a visit to the chiropractor at worst. Sit in a Spider before you buy one. DETAILS Years produced: 1971-81 Number produced: approx. 68,500 Original list price: $4,705 (1971) SCM Valuation: S7,500-$10,000 Tune-up/major service: 5200-5400 Distributor cap: $17 Chassis #: plate in engine compartment Engine #: stamped on boss right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club, P.O. Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: aroc-usa.org , Alternatives: 1968-85 Fiat 124/2000 Spider, 1975-80 MGB, 1990-93 Mazda Miata SCM Investment Grade: D, but with hopes of a C someday Things to watch out for are pretty obvious. Rust is your paramount concern and you must be sure the injection system is functioning correctly. The car should start easily from cold, idle should be even, and the engine should pull cleanly from low revs, without surging or backfiring. Be wary of soft second gear synchros and the ever-common coolant in the oil or white smoke. Rather than the selection of a new pontiff, this indicates a bad head gasket. Compared to the Duetto and the mechanically identical 1750 and 2000 GTV coupes, Spiders are grossly undervalued, though the market is wising up. With 0-60 mph times under ten seconds and engineering superior to a TR6, an Alfa Spider clobbers its more expensive British competition in every department but sheer machismo. (Let's not even mention the tipsy, wheezing, 1975-80 MGB.) So there you have it: Now is clearly the time to track down a good chop-tail, a car that may truly lay claim to being one of the last really worthwhile convertible sports cars to be had for less than ten grand.• Sports Car Market


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Legal Files John Draneas I'll Trade You My 'Cuda for Your Four-Cam How to use 1031 exchanges to keep Uncle Sam from taxing the sale of your collector car L et's say you were smart or just lucky enough to buy a Hemi 'Cuda coupe a few years ago for $75,000. Let's also suppose that you think that its current $500,000 value is the top of the muscle car market, and that it's the perfect time to sell it and buy a four-cam Ferrari 275 GTB. Before you do that, you might want to give a little thought to how your income taxes are going to affect the deal. Many of us have never made any real money on a collector car and haven't had to worry about paying taxes on these profits. But when you finally hit the jackpot on a car that's appreciated like mad, know that the IRS will be there to remind you that it is your silent partner—and it gets a pretty big share of your booty, too. Depending on the tax rates in your state, the government's cut on a sale like the 'Cuda I've described could run about $140,000. That's the equivalent of buying Uncle Sam a nice new convertible 911 Turbo, and leaves you that much short for your Ferrari. SIDESTEPPING THE TAXMAN So how do you avoid the tax collector, but still get to buy your Ferrari? By designing the transaction as what the tax law calls a "like-kind exchange." Under Section 1031 of the Federal Tax Code, you can exchange one asset for another of a like kind and not pay tax on the gain, as long as no cash goes into your pockets. But chances are, the owner of the Ferrari you covet isn't going to want your 'Cuda, so you can't just trade even-up. Fortunately, the law allows you to do what's called a deferred exchange, using a qualified accommodator or middleman. Doing this is pretty easy. You start by finding the buyer for your car. Once you have a contract with him, you transfer the title and the sales contract to the accommodator, who sells the car and holds on to the money. Then you locate your Ferrari and instruct the accommodator to buy it for you, which he does, in turn transferring ownership to you. That completes the transaction, and you've legally traded cars without any money from the deal coming into your possession, and thus you don't owe any tax. THE FINE PRINT While all this sounds pretty simple, there are a lot of devils in the details. Here are a few of them: 1. You have to pick the right middleman. The accommodator cannot be anyone who has been your agent (employee, attorney, accountant, etc.) within the last two years, or 24  Don't let the IRS spoil your fun someone related to any of those people, or a business entity you control. One experienced accommodator is Classic Automobile Reserve (www .car1031.com, 877.218.7800). Managing member Steve Drake, who serves as the CPA for Barrett-Jackson in his spare time, says, "Most collectors don't even realize that they owe taxes on the sale of their collector car." Drake says that his firm's fees vary with the nature of the transaction, but are usually below 3% of the value of the car. 2. Once the accommodator sells your car, you have 45 days to identify up to three potential replacement cars. Make sure you give careful attention to this requirement, because this period can fly by. You cannot extend it, and you can't add more cars to the list if the ones you pick don't pan out. So you must both be careful with the cars you select, as well as being sure to actually select three in the hopes of bettering your odds if your first deal goes south. 3. You have 180 days from the sale of your car to actually take title to the replacement car from the accommodator. This is usually the easier deadline to meet, because once the car has been identified, the purchase usually moves pretty quickly. But that might not be the case when the replacement is a new car that has to be ordered. Something like a Porsche Carrera GT or a McLaren SLR might incur a wait. But remember, the accommodator has to be the one to buy the car, then transfer it to you—the car can't be sold directly to you. You need to factor this second transfer into your timeline as well. 4. Although I won't go into the details, it is worth mentioning that it is possible to do a 1031 exchange with multiple cars, like replacing your 'Cuda with a Daytona and a Porsche Speedster. FINANCING Liabilities can complicate the equation a little bit. For instance, if we go back to our original example, any money you owe on the 'Cuda is compared against what you borrow to buy the 275 GTB. If the money owed on the 'Cuda is greater, the excess is treated as though it were cash received by you, and you pay tax on that amount. Simply stated, you can't pull any cash out of the deal. But there can be a way around this, too. First, you make the exchange using all the cash available from the sale. Then, some time after all the dust has settled, you can take out a loan against the Ferarri. How long after? That's hard to say, as it has to be long enough for the transaction to be completely finished in all aspects, long enough for the loan to be a separate deal from the exchange, and long enough to demonstrate that this wasn't what you were planning to do all along. You weren't, were you? Before you ask, leases just don't work with 1031 exchanges, as you have to own the replacement car when all is said and done. REVERSE EXCHANGES Sometimes, the only reason you want to sell your car is because you found another one that you like better. What if the new car won't wait, it's a once-in-a-lifetime deal on that Ferrari, and you just have to buy it now and sell your Plymouth later? In these situations, it is possible to do a reverse exchange. The way this works is you start by lending money to the accommodator to buy the Ferrari. The accommodator then stores the car until you find a buyer for your 'Cuda. (That's right, you can't drive the new car or keep it at your place during this time.) Then you transfer the 'Cuda and its sales contract to the accommodator, who sells it. You can then identify the Ferarri as the replacement car, which the accommodator will transfer to you, along with the cash from the 'Cuda sale that repays your original loan. The IRS imposes similar timing rules on these reverse exchanges: You have 45 days from the purchase of the replacement car to sell the original one, and 180 days to finish the entire deal. While 1031 exchanges can save you a lot of tax money, they do present lots of easy ways to go wrong, and any little missed detail can turn your deal into a taxable transaction. If you think you might be able to benefit from a 1031, it's best to get good advice, in advance, from a tax attorney or a competent CPA.* John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached all legalfiles@sportscarmarket.com. Sports (01 Market


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Collecting Thoughts Exotic Car Leasing: Have What You Want, Today Leases can start for cars as inexpensive as $25,000 and go way past a million by Paul Duchene "  q:6414.1"IN1z, lit .1c..% In your garage for under $8k/nionth p erhaps, as the French say, it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive—but with a lease, it may be possible to do both. Exotic car leasing is booming, the billion-dollar bride of a re-energized collector car market. And while most stare open-mouthed at the latest auction results—$3.2 million for the Oldsmobile F88 concept at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, $1.6 million for Howard Hughes' 1953 Buick Roadmaster at B-J Palm Beach, and $1.2 million for a Ferrari LWB California Spyder at Bonhams' sale in Switzerland last December—there are an increasing number of clever enthusiasts who are figuring out how to get behind the wheel of their dream car without plunking down boatloads full of long green. Pat McGuirk, vice president of Putnam Leasing (www.putnamleasing.com ), one of the largest leasing companies, says his business rose 40% between 2003 and 2004 as investors realized that classic and exotic cars can be as accessible as real estate. "Many people we deal with do a lot of America's Most Wanted Putnam Leasing's top 10 supercars and average monthb, lease payment. (Payment based on client's credit rating and interest rates.) 1  Make/Model Ferrari Enzo 2  Bentley Continental GT 3  Ferrari 575 Maranello 4  Porsche Carerra GT 5  Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 6  Ford GT 7  Rolls-Royce Phantom 8  Lamborghini Murcielago 9  Aston Martin Vanquish 10  Maseroti Quattroporte 26  MSRP $643,330 $156,485 $217,890 $440,765 S452,750 $139,995 $324,000 $290,900 $244,610 $100,550 Avg. Monthly Lease $7,595 $2,159 $3,350 $6,295 $6,250 $1,865 $4,950 $3,895 $2,219 $1,639 real estate investing. If you're one of those folks who has credit available to purchase real estate, you can use Putnam's credit line for a car instead of your own. The benefit of leasing is conservation of cash and credit lines." Mitchell Katz has been leasing collector cars through his Premier Financial Services (www. whynotlease.com) since the late 1970s, and says the business has changed dramatically in the last five to seven years. "It's a combination of the strength of the market and general awareness of the industry," he says. "We sponsor auctions as well as vintage car rallies like the Colorado Grand, Copperstate 1000 and New England 1000, all to create more familiarity with our product." Both McGuirk and Katz reckon they have thousands of leased cars stashed away in collectors' garages, and that the U.S. leasing business totals about $1 billion annually. Customers usually find their car first, then contact a leasing company. "We don't get involved in buying and selling," says Katz. "Somebody locates a car at a price and comes to us to discuss financing. If we work out a deal, we purchase the car and lease it to them." TWENTY-FOUR AND OUT Most leases run 60 months, but Katz says generally a client owns a car for 24 months, then moves on to something different. "We start around $25,000, but there's no limit on the high end. We just did a Mercedes 540K special roadster," he said—easily a million-dollar car. Many collectors justify a purchase by say- Sports Car Market


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ing, "this is the car I've always wanted, and I'm going to keep it forever." What they forget to add is, "Forever actually means, until I find something else 1 want even more"—which is one of the strengths of leasing. It allows you to swap cars often without having to come up with large amounts of cash. Classic auto leasing varies from the typical view of a new-car lease as a three-year trap, says Katz. "Most people think, you pick out your car, drive it for three years and hand the keys back. We have a simple lease: simple in, simple out. People can pay off early without fees or penalties." "Many people we deal with can afford to write a check for their car, but it's not a prudent way of doing business," he says. "We're giving people a way to make a monthly payment with a balloon at the end, as opposed to a check upfront and a larger payment." McGuirk says the math on leasing is pretty simple, with interest typically in the 6% range. "In the type of lease we write, say for a $60,000 car over five years, you're looking at $1,000 a month in depreciation. But if there's a $30,000 balloon at the end of that time, the monthly depreciation goes from $1,000 to $500." Buyers also avoid having to pay sales tax up-front in most states, merely paying tax on the monthly payment—though you'd want to check that in your state. HORSE TRADING AND LEASING Ferrari is the poster child for leased exotics. Putnam's McGuirk estimates 60-65% of the company's business involves Prancing Horses. "There are so few new Ferraris brought into the country each year, the average dealer gets maybe 35. So the secret to their success is to fortify their volume in used cars," he says. "The market is so strong right now that a 2001 360 Spyder is still bringing what it sold for in 2001, or even more. A new-car buyer will put down a deposit and wait three years. But the guy who wants a car right now and is willing to buy one with 2,000 miles on it might pay $300,000—more than new." Maintenance is the lessee's responsibility, though McGuirk says that both Porsche and Ferrari have standard warranty procedures. "It's crucial that customers call us to check out a car they've found. If they do a deal, then take the car to a Ferrari dealer who checks the records and says the 15,000-mile service wasn't done—well, if it's out of warranty, that's a $7,000 service. For the guy on a shoestring, that's devastating." Katz says insuring collector cars is not as expensive as people think. "The terms are the same, $100,000-$300,000 liability and $50,000 property damage. Insurance companies are flexible about deductions. Lots of times they write special policies because the drivers are putting so few miles on the cars." Does the recent surge in prices at BarrettJackson auctions mean that some owners will make a lot of money if they decide to pay off their leases and sell? "Those sales results are good, but they're not an accurate barometer in my opinion," says McGuirk, who points out that if somebody wants to buy a '66 Mustang for $50,000 and McGuirk thinks it's worth only $40,000, then that's all he'll loan. But the question remains. Can you make money leasing collector cars? Katz chuckles. "New Ferrari F430s and Enzos are selling over list, like the Bentley Continentals. If you had the foresight to get on the waiting list, you might lease it, drive it, buy it, and maybe make some money. But that's a rarity. People need to know it's going to cost them, and not look at leasing a car as a way to make money." Instead, leasing is a way to have what you want, when you want it (now) and at a price you can afford. After all, isn't that the American way?• Climbing the Value Curve Premier Financial Service projects the best bets for lease choices in both new and used exotics. 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce: Most undervalued 4-cylinder European sports car. As much fun as any Austin-Healey or Porsche 356B. 530,000-535,000 1995 98 Porsche 911(993) - Air-cooled 993 is a pleasure to drive and relatively easy to maintain. Many Porsche enthusiasts consider this the last real 911. $30,000-$55,000 1989 Ferrari 328 GTSi 3 5 6 7 8 9 1  1965 AO Giulia Spider Veloee: Future hottie September 2005  27 Last-generation 308 may be best, with improved wheels, antilock brakes and air conditioning. $55,000-$60,000 1971 74 Ferrari 246 GT Dino - A ficuit to find in "A+" condition. $75,000-$85,000 Classic mid-engined Ferrari is relatively rare and may be dif- 1956-58 Porsche 356A Speedster Prices for 356s are going nuts again, and the Speedster is the icon. Very simple to maintain. $110,000-$115,000 1968-69 Ferrari 365 GTC Rare and classic looking; a bargain in the Ferrari world. $175,000-$190,000 2005 Bentley Flying Spur Dealers have a long list for this car, and production is limited. MSRP approx. $175,000 2005 Ferrari F430 Ferrari's newest model is selling for $50,000-$80,000 over sticker. Lessee can benefit from ap- preciating asset. MSRP $171,000$ 182,000 2001 04 Ferrari 360 - F430 buzz has renewed interest in both coupes and convertibles. Prices are going up, making it an excellent lease investment. $145,000-$200,000 2005 Murcielago Roadster Previous roadsters held their value well. Limited Murcielago produc- tion should ensure the same result. MSRP $328,150


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SCM Our Cars The Alfas in Our Garages 1974 SPIDER Owner: Bill Woodard Purchase price and date: $5,275, July 2004 Mileage since purchase: 2,500 Recent work: New muffler, repair electrical short in gauges, repair cold start solenoid I first discovered this little beast ten years ago (more precisely, eleven cars ago) in my neighbor's garage. Every year, my neighbor, Dr. Steve Urman, would uncover the red gem on the first sunny day in February and drive past my house, engine running at 6,500 rpm, exhaust singing. Before the day was over, I'd be on his doorstep begging him to sell. After a decade of these spring rites, Steve called in the summer of 2004 to say he was ready to sell his beloved Alfa. We closed the deal that night. Along with the keys, Dr. Urman handed me a box of papers that included the log, all receipts, and a series of pictures showing the strip-to-bare-metal rust repair (after all, it is Italian), the repaint, and the installation of a new leather interior, carpet and canvas top. The log entry read: completed 5/31/84, 52,700 miles. Reading the original owner's log is like reading a great biography: 7/9/76, 4,533 miles, replace throttle cable; 9/30/77, 8,959 miles, 9,000-mile service and new competition brake pads. It went on like this for page after page: belts, valve gaskets, tire rotations, valve clearances and Dyno specs— 92 hp at 5,800 rpm. I loved it! Without question, this is the best and most enjoyable Alfa I've owned. 1983 GTV-6 Owner: Steve Ahlgrim Purchase price and date: $3,500, August 2004 Mileage since purchase: 8,000 Recent work: Replaced clutch, R&R transaxle I found this Alfa while thumbing through an Auto Trader, waiting for a friend at the airport. The ad described it as a California car with 58,000 miles and in excellent condition. The asking price was $4,500. It was a great car, but the guy couldn't sell it because the clutch was stuck and the a/c was broken. I offered $3,500, as-is, and the car was mine. The clutch broke free 50 feet from the seller's driveway, and the a/c is still working after a quick charge. My wife and I took it on a Blue Ridge Parkway vacation last year, and my son and I drove it to Amelia Island for the concours this spring. While at Amelia, a friend identified the car as the subject of an SCM profile back in November 2002. Fortunately, it was a good review. The Alfa has recently been handed down to my 16-year-old son. It's a lot more fun than his friends' Hondas and has been a great father-son project. We pulled the transaxle when it mysteriously stuck in first gear and updated the clutch to a single-disc Alfa Milano unit. He's got the Alfa bug now, and has tried to bring home a few orphans. So far we've kept him to one. 1957 GIULIETTA SPIDER NORMALE Owner: John Draneas Purchase price and date: $16,500, 2000 Mileage since purchase: Over 5,000 Recent work: Tires, springs, steering box Hands down, this car is more fun than anything I own. I can't drive it anywhere without smiling. It may have only 80 hp, but it tries to make 100. It's comfortable, handles well for being close to 50, sounds great, and always catches an eye. I knew I wanted one when I drove the California Mille in a Porsche Speedster and was amazed to see a Giulietta stay behind me. I found "Scarlett" on eBay about five years ago, located in Mesa, AZ, just before my first visit to Barrett-Jackson. I spent hours talking to the seller and had a great feeling for the car. Editor Martin took a close look at the numerous excellent photos and declared it a good buy (that was before I knew better). I justified the price by counting the savings I'd make driving it during the auction instead of a rental. The car was nicely restored cosmetically and mechanically 1,500 miles before I bought it. I've shown the car at the Forest Grove Concours and the Sunriver Exotic Car Show, and I regularly drive it on rallies. Our next big outings are the Alfa Club convention in Seattle, and then the Concorso Italian° this August. I'll need to spend some quality time in the garage for a full detail, but that's about all. If you're at either venue, stop and introduce yourself. 1972 MONTREAL Owner: Steve Ahlgrim (temporarily) Purchase date: September 2001 (price unknown) Mileage since purchase: 150 Recent work: Injection overhaul, fluid service, brake work One of the benefits of being in the exotic car business is the guests that visit our garage. Some guests are strictly temporary, like the Ferrari Daytona occupying the right side; others stick around and become part of the family, like the Alfa Montreal on the left side. The Montreal belongs to a friend from Florida, who bought it in northern Georgia a while back. It had been in storage for a while, and he needed someone to pick it up and dust it off. Not knowing what I was in for, I volunteered to retrieve the car and ended up with a house guest. "In storage for a while" meant it hadn't moved in three years. It took an hour to break loose the stuck brakes and another hour to winch it on the trailer. Fortunately, back in Atlanta all it took was a new battery and some fresh fuel to bring it back to life. While the owner decides what to do next, we've had the Montreal in our stable. It's terrorized the neighbors a few times and wowed people at a couple car shows. Like a stray puppy, the family wants me to keep it, but it needs to move on to make room for whatever shows up here next.* 28  Sports Car Market


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Bonham17 Et BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS APPRAISERS An important Sale of Fine Automobilia Friday October 7, 2005 Hershey, PA We are now accepting consignments for 2005 and invite you to join us. Preview Thursday October 6, 2005 Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce a sale of fine automobilia at the historic Hotel Hershey. To consign your property, please contact one of the following specialists or consultants: Mark Osborne (415) 391 4000 mark osborne@bonhams com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Toby Wilson (011) 44 20 7313 3147 toby.wilson@bonhams.com William Butterfield Ill collection of fine pre-war car brochures Bonhams & Butterfields 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 (415) 391 4000 (415) 391 4040 fax www.bon ha ms.comius 0 2005, Ron hams & Buttertields Auctioneers Corp Al! rt. hz reserved PA License No AU004079


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SCM Picks Wheels and Keels, Texas Style More than one 1959 Chevrolet Impala steering wheel seemed right at home on a water-going vessel by John Rogers AWARD-WINNING SCMers Joseph Cantore 01,11/4S 1938 Talbot Logo Type 23 • Charles Key 1938 Horch 835 Special roadster • William Kendall 1935 Packard Super 8 Model 1204 • David Evans 1958 Pontiac Bonneville • Tony Gullo, Sr. 1961 Chrysler 3006 DETAILS: Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels Concours d'Elegance Plan ahead: May 6-7, 2006 Where: Seabrook, TX 'Cost: $17 in advance, $20 at the gate ?hone: 713521.0105 Web site: keels-wheels.com Sitting on the dock of the hay T he Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels Concours d'Elegance, held this year April 30-May 1, could be best described as one in which the T-shirt crowd mingles with the blue-blazer set. The cars, over 200 in all, were organized by marque, with many positioned under the shade of mature oaks on the grounds of the Lakewood Yacht Club. What made this event unique was the combination of classic cars and boats (being displayed in and out of the water) coupled with the availability of a large swimming pool for family members that didn't necessarily share Dad's (or Mom's) affection for motorized conveyances. Keels and Wheels had everything a person should expect from a high-end venue in terms of the quality of the cars on display, but without the pretension that accompanies some of the other upscale events. There were numerous dedicated parking lots and complimentary shuttles running less than one minute apart. It was a welcome change from what one experiences at some more well-known concours, where infrequent shuttles fetch and return you to parking lots in other zip codes. Many of the classic wooden boats were equipped with automotive steering wheels of the same year of manufacture as their automotive counterparts. I noticed more than one 1959 Chevrolet Impala steering wheel that seemed right at home on a water-going vessel. The awards presentation took place Sunday afternoon in the auction tent that had been used the day before for the Worldwide Group Classic Car Auction, 30  • Grady Owens 1993 Ferrari 512 TR Mel and Susan Jacobs 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Dean Rietz 1974 Maserati Born • John Wallace 1989 Lamborghini Countach • Mark Atkinson 1954 Jaguar XK 120 • John Walker 1969 Jaguar XKE Frank Rubino 1947 Morgan 3-Wheeler • Jack Simpson 1934 MG NA Magnette • Scott Krist 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 1996 Corvette • Don Blenderman 1932 Ford hot rod • Scotty Gray 1946 Ford Woodie and the winners drove across the stage Pebble Beachstyle with the awards presented by individuals dressed in white naval uniforms. Best of Show went to a 1933 Duesenberg SJ from the John O'Quinn Collection; as usual, SCMers walked away with armfuls of awards. As I was leaving for the day, a staff worker exhibiting true Texas hospitality thanked me for coming and asked if I had enjoyed the afternoon. The combination of great cars and boats, first-rate organization and an attraction location made for an event that I highly recommend.• 1932 Ford roadster • Ronald Stein 1946 Ford Woodie station wagon • Chuck Swimmer 1954 DeSoto Adventurer II • Mike Stowe 1958 Dual-Ghia • Paul Emple 1947 Delahaye • Gene Ponder 1951 Bugatti Type 59C • Boyd Moore 1953 Buick Skylark Sports Car Market


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SCM Around the World California Mille Swig's challenging routes reward a Zen-like concentration rather than wild abandon by Thor Thorson , DETAILS: ; When: Late April Where: Starts & ends in San Francisco ' How many entrants: 60 Cost: $4,800 Car requirements: Pre-1959 sporting (street licensed) Phone: 415.479.9940 Web site: coliforniamille.com Experiencing Northern California S scenery the right way O 32 ne of the great images of automotive writing was penned by P. J. O'Rourke probably 20 years ago. He was writing about an Aston Martin and talked of "being pinned in your seat while the onrushing road uncoiled in front of you like a crazed mamba snake." That line popped back into my consciousness as I was following Highway 1 north from Mendocino, headed for the "forgotten coast" of Northern California on this year's California Mille. The roads of that part of the world are so twisty that even moderate speeds are a constant test of the driver's reactions. Fortunately, there is neither pressure nor need to go very fast on the Mille. It's a very relaxed, cordial group of friends who enjoy good driving, good company, good food and good wine, and these pleasures are best savored without the red-mist pressures of timed competition, driving suits or helmets. Organizer Martin Swig tends to prefer narrow, unknown (and frequently rough) roads, often maintained by each county rather than the state. These routes reward a sort of Zen-like concentration rather than abandon. It's not a good event for fire-breathing competition cars, but it is wonderful for the mid-'50s sports and touring cars that make up most of the field. This year both the weather and the scenery were glorious. The northern coast can be wet in April, but the threatened rain never showed up, leaving bright sun and cool air to emphasize the incredible green of the coastal springtime. Certainly on the West Coast, it is one of the premier events of the season.• Sports Or Market


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SCM Around the World Fairfield Concours Local residents displaying their cars included Paul Newman, David Letterman, Lawrence Auriana, Leigh and Leslie Keno, and Malcolm Pray by Donald Osborne ORM DETAILS: Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance Theme: Preserving the Classics Location: Westport, Connecticut Web site: fairfieldcountyconcours com Plan ahead: September 25, 2005 Eligibility: By invitation, with an emphasis on well preserved original cars and motorcycles 1956 Ferrari 250 GT owned hi' Richard Sirota T he inaugural Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance was held September 25,2004, on the Veterans' Green in front of the town hall in Westport, CT. An organizing committee including former Christie's auction head Miles Morris and SCMer Bill Schaller selected 69 important cars and 13 motorcycles, which attracted a crowd of over 2,000. SCM Senior Auction Analyst Dave Kinney escorted an invited group of enthusiasts around the show, pointing out the attributes of the various cars on view. The attendees saw entries ranging from a Connecticut-built 1914 Trumbull Roadster to a 1995 McLaren F1, as well as cars owned by noted local residents David Letterman (Ferrari 400 Superamerica), Paul Newman (Nissan SCCA race car), Leigh and Leslie Keno of Antiques Roadshow fame (Ferrari 512 BB LM), Lawrence Auriana (Alfa 8C 2900B, Cisitalia 202 Aerodynamica coupe) and Malcolm Pray (BMW 507, Jaguar SS). The assortment was well balanced between sports and racing cars, plus muscle cars and motorcycles. Classics were well represented, with cars in- 34  Walt Eisenstark's award-winning 1955 Lancia Aurelia Spyder eluding a lovely '33 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental, Bentley 4 1/2-liter, '42 Packard Darrin and a '21 Mercer Raceabout. SCM sponsored the awards for "Best Sports Car" in two categories. The 1955 Lancia Aurelia Spyder of Walt Eisenstark won the open division, and Larry Auriana's '47 Cisitalia Cisitalia shown by Auriana 202 Aerodynamica Coupe won the closed. The Best of Show prize went to the Bentley 4 1/2liter blower owned by Roger Nobel. It was an auspicious start for a new event that has the potential to grow and become a valuable addition to the East Coast collector car scene.• Sports Car Market


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Bonham 1793 Private Treaty Sales We are pleased to offer the following motor cars on behalf of private clients: 1961 Ferrari 250GT SWB 'Sefac Hot Rod' Berlinetta Competizione (illustrated) One of the 17 originals and totally correct. 1928 Isotta Fraschini 8A Guida Intern:a by Stabilimenti Farina An older restoration to show standard. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet An original, unrestored three owner example, still with its factory fitted luggage in place. 1966 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato An unrestored example with the ultimate 2.8 litre, 3 carburettor engine and double bubble roof. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder One of 18 left-hand drive, European specification Daytona Spyders built, offered in excellent overall condition. 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV (illusrated) The Geneva Show car, totally original and in the same ownership since 1972. 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 An early 'Periscopica' version. 1988 Ferrari F40 A one owner example with 13,000km recorded from new. 1989 Porsche 959 A well maintained example of the definitive Porsche supercar which has covered 24,450km in the hands of two owners. www.bonhams.com/privatecars If you would like to know more please call Simon Kidston or Matthieu Lamoure on +41 (0)22 300 3160 or email simon.kidston@bonhams.com , matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com Europe 7 Avenue Pictet de Rochemont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax UK 101 New Bond Street London 1SR +44(0120 7468 5801 +44 (0)20 7468 5802 fax USA 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 +1 (415) 391 4040 fax Australia 7 Anderson Street Double Bay, Sydney 2028, NSW +61 (02) 9327 7311 +61 (02) 9327 2917 fax


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Ferrari Profile 1964 250 GTL Lusso This car's association with Rob Walker is probably more hype than provenance, but for me it's enough to want it in my garage by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1962-64 Number produced: 350 Original list price: $12,600 SCM Valuation: $250,000-$350,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,000-$2,500, including valve adjustment Distributor cap: $450, two required Chassis #: left frame member by steering box Engine #: on right rear, under distributor Club: Ferrari Club of America, PO Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: ferraridubolomerico.com Alternatives: 1963-64 Alfa Romeo TZ-1, 1965-69 Birzarrini Strode, 1966-68 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 5463 Engine number: 5463 liv hen the new 250 Gran Tursimo was launched at the 1954 Paris Salon it was described as the first standard series production Ferrari. Pininfarina subsequently developed several different bodywork styles for the car; the Berlinetta Lusso treatment first appeared at the 1962 Paris Salon and was an instant success. The sleek design was both curvaceous and aggressive, with fulllength wings sweeping to a truncated tail designed in acknowledgement of the aerodynamic theories of Dr. Kamm. The short wheelbase of the earlier 250 GTs was retained, but a new chassis configuration for the Lusso placed the engine several centimeters further forward allowing for a more roomy and comfortable interior than its predecessors. The appeal of the Berlinetta Lusso could not be better summarized then by Tanner and Nye in their book Ferrari, where they wrote, "The two-seat Berlinetta Lusso will remain one of the most graceful of all attainable Ferraris. It was never produced in great numbers, and the modest concession it made for road-going comfort made it a specialized bridge between increasingly luxurious production road cars and the fullhouse competition 250 GTO." Of the 350 250 GTL Lussos built, just 22 were delivered in right-handdrive form, making this a rare example. A well-known car, S/N 5463 was supplied new through U.K. Ferrari agents Maranello Concessionaires late in 1963. Its next owner was race team manager and driver, the late Rob Walker, who purchased it when it had covered a mere 5,000 miles. Walker promptly had the car repainted in his dark blue livery. By 1968 he had sold it to an English Army officer, but when the man was posted overseas, Walker took the car back and offered it for sale again in summer 1969. 36  Once sold in the heady 1980s boom for £440,000 (approx. $682,000), letters on file confirm that SN 5463 was subject to a full restoration at that time by Strattons. In more recent years the car has been owned by a number of luminaries within the classic car world, and came into the present enthusiastic ownership five years ago. A beautifully presented Ferrari, its owner was able to prove its abilities on a recent test-drive when it performed impeccably. On the road a Lusso must be one of the most practical and straightforward Ferraris to drive, as its gearbox is robust and it has 1964 Ferrari 250 Lusso Lot #276, S/N 5399 Condition: 2Sold at $247,500 RAI, Monterey, CA, 8/12/2004 SCA1 ID# 34880 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Lot #243, S/N 4567 Condition: I Sold at $264,595 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 34145 a very positive feel, while the vision afforded to the driver is superb. Importantly, the Lusso also offers entry to a number of the more coveted events from the retrospective Tour de France (Tour Auto) to those of the Ferrari Owner's club. The SCA1 analysis: This car sold for $362,219 at Christie's London Sale, held April 19, 2005. An heir to the Johnnie Walker whiskey fortune, the occupation line of Rob Walker 's passport simply said "Gentleman." He grew up in a 100-room house on a 270-acre estate and took well to the privileges that accompanied wealth. Owning 21 cars by his 2 I st birthday, his love of automobiles was honest, but it was his love of motor sports that drove his life. Sports Car Market


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- Seat Time Comments from SCAler.s• who have owned Lussos Michael de Mello, Estoril, Portugal: I have owned Lusso #5869 since March 1998. I bought it from Ferrari dealer Foitek in Zurich, who had purchased it from the U.S. in 1990. The car currently has a Portuguese registration, Delco air conditioning, and is featured in the 1978 Kurt Miska book, The Berlinetta Lusso—A Ferrari of Unusual Elegance. From April to December 1998, the car was restored (stripped to bare metal, converted to unleaded, and given new Connolly interior and Wilton carpets). Yellow braided rubber hose for the fuel line was the toughest bit to find, combined with outrageous prices for the toolkit and document wallet. Walker tried his hand at driving, competing in races as prestigious as the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939, but recognizing others were more talented, he gave up driving to become a patron of the sport. Formula One was Walker's particular passion, and as a privateer his crew was usually chasing the factory-backed teams from the back of the grid, but partying with the best of them when the races were over Like most celebrity ownership, S/N 5463's association with Walker is probably more hype than it is provenance, but for me it enough to want this Lusso in my garage. Rob Walker wasn't just a name from the annals of racing history to me—he was my friend. He used to come over to my house every month, mesmerizing me with stories about races in far-off places like Monaco, South America and Portugal. He introduced me to cars called Lotus, Tyrrell, March, and Ferrari, and to men named Colin, Ken, and Enzo. His friends Jackie, Seppi and Stirling became my friends. When he told me Graham drove over his head to win the pole sitter 's prize of 100 bottles of champagne, I wasn't just reading his column in Road & Track; I was with him toasting the occasion. That the car in question is a Ferrari Lusso only ups the ante. Ken Gross, the former curator of the Petersen Museum, automobile author extraordinaire, and sometime SCM scribe, described the arrival of a Lusso at a car show, "as if Sophia Loren, in a bright red cocktail dress, had just walked provocatively through a party of English schoolgirls." Once behind the wheel of a Lusso the beauty fades, as more practical considerations become important. The speedometer and tach that look so novel mounted in the center of the dash suddenly become annoying when you have to take your eyes off the road to see them. The bucket seats that look like they belong in a race car should have stayed there, as they are not comfortable enough for GT use. The powertrain that looks great on paper has a little less zip than expected, and the transmission and differential ratios don't seem to work together Still, the Lusso stands as a desirable car, and values have had quite a run lately. Just three years ago this would have been a $140,000 car at best. But then prices started to climb, hitting $200k, $250k, $300k. They've now hit a wall at about $350k, making the $362,219 this car brought all the money. That said, S/N 5463 is currently being rather unceremoniously advertised on the Web site of Brumley, a used car dealer in the UK. It notes that it has sold this car three times before, which added to the auction sale and a reported long consignment with Paul Barber, means this car has spent more time in a showroom than in a garage. Multiple or shortterm ownership is seldom a good sign and makes one wonder what the former owners know that a new owner is going to .find out. Brumley is novy asking about $400k for the car, but don't rush for the phone—I suspect the ex-Rob Walker Lusso will be for sale for a while. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• September 2005 It starts easily, runs beautifully, and is a great pleasure to drive. Thor Thorson, Redmond, WA: I owned Lusso #5471 for a goodly chunk of the "lost years" of my early adulthood. I bought it in the late '60s in Seattle with a badly crunched front fender, so it was relatively cheap; I recall $6,000. It also had a 275 GTB engine, and the broader torque curve made the car much easier to drive than the normal 250 was. The "honest" 3-liter cars I drove seemed sluggish by comparison. The car felt wonderfully light on its feet, but it certainly wasn't a lightweight. Running fast on a winding road, it required and rewarded quick precision, not wild abandon. My strongest memories are of the amount of attention it always drew; I don't think there has ever been a more striking road car. My early years with the Lusso were in the Colorado mountains, the later ones in west L.A., and in both places it left a swath of turned heads and admiring expressions. The fact that it ran Castrol "R" oil and smelled like a Grand Prix racer probably didn't hurt. 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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Five Best Ferraris Over $1,000,000 Ferrari 512 drivers shifted from fourth to fifth at 195 mph on the way to a 218 mph top speed on the 3.5-mile Mulsanne Straight, the fastest piece of racing real estate on the planet 512 S: A sure- re trophy winner efore attempting to delineate the best seven-figure Ferraris, I called multiple collectors, dealers and historians for their feedback, and I must admit to being surprised at how varied the opinions were. Of course, I had my own ideas on the subject, but it was made clear from my conversations that when you've got deep, deep pockets, you've got many, many choices. While there was little overall consensus among those I surveyed, some favorites emerged. BEST EVENT CAR The 250 Testa Rossa (1956-61) is eligible for literally every event on the planet, from the Roman roadways of the Mille Miglia to the highways of the Colorado Grand to the lawn at Pebble Beach. When vintage raced, TRs are reasonably competitive, running at the front in Ferrari-only races and near the front in multi-marque competitions. The 250 TR perfectly captures the look of the late 1950s sports racer with its swoopy lines and sexy pontoon fenders. Even better, TRs are robust, don't break, and parts are available. A TR is a very forgiving car to drive, giving lots of feedback and helping to make a bad driver look good and a good driver look busy. The price to be in the game? Over $10m. BEST INVESTMENT While my crystal ball was recalled for defects around 1991, I still opine that a 250 GTO (1962-64) is a pretty safe investment today. While they have now hit their former 1989 peak prices, these values are still low when you factor in inflation. If stock market and interest rate uncertainties continue, owning a GTO certainly seems prudent compared to owning several million shares of any number of publicly traded companies whose self-serving managers make used-car dealers look like philanthropists. Ferrari GTO ownership also guarantees you an invitation to almost any event, competition, or concours. It means you are a top player in the world of collector cars, and have the trophy in your garage to prove it. Besides, GTOs rarely sit alone in a one-car garage, with virtually every owner's car serving as the centerpiece of a substantial Ferrari collection. The price to park one in your garage? Don't expect any change from today's $12-$13m for a no-stories car. BEST SERIOUS VINTAGE RACER Okay, I'll admit it, my choice for the ultimate hot ride combined with the ultimate sound are the 1970 512 S and the 1971 512 M. They were built to run flat-out for 24 hours at Le Mans, and are very durable and almost never break in today's 30-minute vintage races. With a factory rating of 600 hp and weighing only 1,800 pounds, their performance is staggering. Before today's chicanes were installed at Le Mans, the 3.5-mile Mulsarme Straight was the fastest piece of racing real estate in the world, and 512 drivers shifted from fourth to fifth at 195 mph on the way to a 218 mph top speed. Not for the timid or those with limited racing experience, when set up properly, a 512 is a joy to drive with massive torque, a power curve that seems to go on forever and tolerable brakes. The price to win the Ferrari-Maserati Historic series? Under $2m. BEST FIRST FERRARI RACER 250 Testa Rossa: From the track to the concours  38  250 GTO: An investment better than stocks In theory, the 250 Tour de France (1956-59) was available new to anyone with the ability to write a check to the local Ferrari dealer for $12,000. In fact, the best cars with the latest Sports Car Market


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camshafts, pistons and lightweight parts were reserved for the best-known, most talented and well-connected drivers. Even so, a mildly tuned TdF was more than adequate to run away from virtually any competitor of its time, including Corvettes, 300SLs and Jaguar X.K 140s. Nothing has changed in the last five decades, and the 250 TDF is still a great race car that rewards the skillful without punishing those of lesser talents. The soft suspension, skinny tires, live Tour de France: $1.5m starter car rear axle and light weight give great driver feedback and make for a great event car, race car, and even user-friendly weekend street car. The price to get started? About $1.5m and up. BEST ALL-AROUND BUY The 1966 275 GTB/C is one of the lesser known Ferraris, often overshadowed by its predecessors, the 250 GT SWB and 250 GTO. As Ferrari's last purpose-built GT-racer, the 275 GTB/C is a true race car that is the rightful successor to Ferrari's 250 GTO. Faster and more technically advanced than the GTO, the 275 GTB/C is also rarer, with only 12 produced versus 36 GTOs. Ferrari built these cars between the end of the 275 GTB production run and the start of the 275 GTB/4 run, all of them fitted with a lightweight frame and body, powered by a three-carb, dry-sump 250 LM engine. The 275's tipo 213 engine was mistakenly homologated with three rather than six carbs, so this paperwork blunder was resolved by using three Weber 40 DF13 carburetors that gave over 300 hp at 7500 rpm. These were the last 275 GTB/C: Best buy competition GT cars designed and built from the ground up by Forghieri and the racing department at Maranello. The price for this durable vintage racer? A great bang-for-the-buck at just under $1.5m. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? All of these cars have now reached their 1989 high-water mark, but this is thankfully not because of a rush of speculators with too much money and too short a memory jumping on the bandwagon. Unlike the late 1980s, the Ferrari world of today is not one of Dutch tulip mania. Vintage Ferraris are being bought by real people, with real money, and for real purposes. As this list shows, eligibility for events creates value, and there is a great deal of money out there willing to step up for personal satisfaction and entertainment. It's taken 15 years, but the Ferrari market is now strong across the board. As long as appreciation continues to be gradual and not led by greed, expect the market to remain strong and stable.• America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership  www.RTGT.com RON TONKIN 877.840.3199 203 NE 122nd, Portland, OR 97230 September 2005


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English Profile 1962 Jaguar XKE 3.8 Roadster Early E-iypes had a variety of distinctive styling features that complemented the elegance of their lines, though not all of them were practical by Gary Anderson DETAILS Years built: 1961-64 Number produced: 7,827 Original list price: $5,595 SCM Valuation: $35,000-555,000 Tune-up/major service: $500 Distributor cap: $45 Chassis number: ID plate on center of firewall Engine number: stamped on engine block above oil filter Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America (h) Nelson Rath, 1000 Glenbrook, Anchorage, KY 40223 Web site: jamcom Alternatives: 1963-65 Porsche 356 S( cabriolet, 1953-63 AC Ace roadster SCM Investment Grade: B Chassis number: 876642 Engine number: R3850-9 T he new E-type had understandably received rave reviews at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1961, so Jaguar Cars Inc. geared up for another public relations coup as the new model arrived in the U.S. The launch was accompanied by all the pomp and circumstance Jaguar and the auto show management could muster, an acknowledgement of the importance of the U.S. market. The New York International Auto Show was held in April 1961, and to say that the two cars shown—the roadster and fastback coupe—were the show sensations is an understatement. Six cars were sold within 30 minutes of the show's opening, and the E-type was an immediate hit. Owing to a lack of supply, it was some months before journalists were allowed to drive the E-type. The first Road & Track road test appeared in the September 1961 issue. Under the header "Sensational is the word for this Coventry Cat," the introduction read as follows: "If a new car ever created greater excitement around our office than the new Jaguar XKE, we can't remember it. And to sum up this car in the third sentence of a report may be unusual for us, but it is easy to do. The car comes up to, and exceeds, all our great expectations." The E-type offered here is an outstanding early example, built on January 26, 1962, and delivered to Mr. E. Lagerquist of East Crescent Ave. in Ramsey, NJ. Now offered by the fourth documented owner, it has traveled approximately 1,200 miles since its complete and thoroughly comprehensive restoration five years ago. The restoration file that accompanies the car totals approximately $95,000 in receipts and includes the original ID plate. This stunning car also comes with a jack, hammer, hood cover, original manual, recent service records and Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. Showing virtually no signs of age, this Jaguar has been recently maintained and is in excellent order. The engine bay is well detailed and all mechanicals are fully operational and ready to go. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $82,250 at Christie's Greenwich sale, held June 5, 2005. Combining collectibility, performance, and style within a usable and 40  (relatively) affordable package, the Jaguar E-type is one of the most desirable classic sports cars on the road. The 1962-64 3.8-liter Series I E-types, especially those in the open, two-seater body style, are among the most desirable variants of the model. To Jaguar cognoscenti, only the relatively rare 1961 E-types with .fiat floors and external bonnet latches have greater intrinsic value. Though most of the powertrain was carried over from the last of the MC 150s—including the overhead-cam straight-six, with its three SU carburetors and four-speed transmission—the E-type chassis was all new, with independent rear suspension and inboard brakes that provided better handling on 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster Lot #113, S/N 875821 Condition: 1Sold at $90,200 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/13/2004 SCM ID# 32783 1962 Jaguar XKE Roadster Lot #207, S/N 875994 Condition: 2 Sold at $20,034 RM Auctions, Amelia Island, FL, 3/13/2004 SCM ID# 32784 the road or the track than any production car of the time. These early Series Is had a variety of distinctive styling features that complemented the elegance of their lines, though not all of them were practical. The small grille opening, accented with a simple chrome bar displaying the Jaguar "Growler" logo, has become has become an iconic Jaguar styling cue. Nevertheless, a larger opening would have produced fewer engine cooling problems. The headlamps enclosed in glass covers edged in chrome complete the sensuous lines of the fenders, but the glass scratches over time, and cool humid days cause moisture to collect on the inside. Automotive lighting being what it was in the '60s means the resultant loss of candlepower is ill-afforded. Tiny eyebrow chrome bumpers cap the corners of the fenders, though they do little more than provide a design highlight—or a target for a Sports Car Market


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parallel-parking SUV. These bumperettes were never up to the task of actually protecting the body panels from bumps, and they themselves are prone to getting dinged or mangled. On the interior, the dash is faced with ahmiinum stamped in a raised dot pattern, which gives the instrument panel an aeronautical look but is difficult to maintain. The seatbacks have a lovely curve, but prove to be uncomfortable on long tours. Jaguar addressed some of the Etype's shortcomings in 1964, when a more powerful 4.2-liter engine was fitted, along with a completely reengineered, fully synchronized transmis- sion and an improved clutch. On the interior; the stylish, thin-backed seats were swapped for ones with softer cushions, and the aluminum lacings on the dash and console were replaced by more practical vinyl. In spite of these improvements, and a whole variety of other running changes, Jaguar didn't make a farina! name change until much later when the Series II E-type was introduced in 1969. Because of the number of running changes made between late 1967 and early 1969, the majority due to smog and safety regulations, many owners refer to these cars as "Series I I/2s." However the Jaguar Clubs of North America do not recognize this designation for judging, and there is no general agreement on what exact period this term should identibl. While nomenclature is being discussed, it's worth noting that in Europe these models were always referred to as E-types when new, harking back to Jaguar 's glory days at Le Mans. In North America Jaguar marketing instead chose to evoke the XK 120's U.S. road-racing victories and used the term XKE, subsequently immortalized by Jan and Dean in "Dead Man 's Curve" and The Rip Chords in "Hey, Little Cobra." Hard-core aficionados generally prefer "E-type." At the risk of starting another "lively discussion" like the one we created a few months back over the correct way to refer to a Healey 100-4, we'll just say that either term for the Jag is acceptable. The Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide suggests that the appropriate value range for '61- '64 Jaguar convertibles is $35,000 to $55,000, and in fact, it is possible to find a very presentable example in that price range. Nevertheless, the $82,250 fetched by the car pictured here is certainly not unusual. With increased competitiveness in E-type concours judging at JCNA events and growing experience at preparing such cars, flawless 100-point cars are occurring more and more often. As the cubic dollars continue to be spent, six-digit figures are not unusual ler the best of the best when they sell at auction. As this car was not afresh restoration, but one that was already five years old, I wouldn't have expected it to crack the $100k barrier and it didn't. But the seller should still consider himselffortunate to have gotten back three-quarters of his restoration costs, while the buyer can be happy that he got such a discount on the restoration, and as we often say, "the car for free." (Historical and descriptive inlermation courtesy of the auction company)• Repair of Collector Award Winning Specialty Craftsmen Partial Restorations American and European Autos Specializing in pre-war French Automobile restoration Maintenance and Repair for the collector ranging from one car to multiple car collectors Full Restorations -641veAco4-ot Exotic • Classic • Pre-War September 2005 1220 Industrial Avenue Escondido, California 92029 Ph: 760-489-0657 Fax: 760-489-4412 www.alantaylorcompany.com 41


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English Patient Gary Anderson So You Want to Race at the Historics? I can't read Steve Earle's mind—but there are factors that can tilt the balance in your favor if you're interested in running a car at Monterey I f you're wondering what it takes to be accepted at what is considered the preeminent vintage racing event on this continent, if not the world, you're not alone. Last year, nearly 800 applications were submitted to the Monterey Historics, with just over 400 accepted. Steve Earle, who founded the show in the early 1970s so he and his friends could have a nice event at which to race their old cars, is still the man who unilaterally makes the decisions as to who's in and who's not. Ask Earle how he makes his decisions—as many people have done in interviews over the years—and he'll offer some variation of the same answer, something like, "I accept the cars that I think will make an exciting event." Mine was specifically built for vintage racing from a donor chassis and body. It's prepped to the racing standards of 1960, with a full roll hoop, fuel cell and racing fuel pump, aluminum floors, aluminum racing radiator, fiberglass "Le Mans" front skirt, vintage racing seat, and vintage tuning accessories including a Derrington cross-flow head and intake manifold. To duplicate my car would cost about $40,000. I  - ,  H 41111440 The author earning his $2,000 hat and T-shirt In other words, he isn't about to offer any specific criteria against which he measures the applications. That way he never has to defend a decision that can literally add or subtract thousands of dollars to the value of a car. Nevertheless, having attended the event myself since 1985, and raced my own car in 2002 and 2004, I can offer some observations. None of these are absolute—I have no inside information and can't read Steve Earle's mind—but I think there are factors that can tilt the balance in your favor if you're interested in running a car in the Historics. THE RIGHT CAR First, it is the car that matters. The letter of the rules says that the car has to be a legitimate representation of one that was raced in period. The cut-off for most is 1962, though for some groups, such as Trans-Am and Formula cars, the year might be later. You'll have a better chance of getting accepted if the exact car you're entering was actually raced when it was new, and that improves if it achieved some success or was driven by a famous driver. So, for example, even though racing Bugeyes aren't particularly unusual and would rarely be accepted, the one in which Stirling Moss won his class at Sebring probably has a good shot at the grid. The car must also be restored to the condition, capabilities, equipment and appearance in which it was originally raced. A Sunbeam Tiger was on the track last year with a chassis number that proved it had been raced at Le Mans. But to get in, its owner had to peel back years of "improvements" in engine capability, suspension, and bodywork. Age certainly helps. Enter a 1923 Austin Seven Special that's been restored, or at least replicates the quirky original appearance of a Silverstone race car of its period, and you've got a much better chance than if you enter a 1961 TR3A, of which there are plenty out there racing. WRITING THE CHECKS It's certainly true that many of the cars accepted for the Histories are rare cars worth millions of dollars. Nevertheless, with some thought and patience, $30,000 to $50,000 should be sufficient to find and recondition a car that is sufficiently unusual or interesting to be accepted. Focus on cars that are fairly common in street use, such as MGs, Alfas, Porsches, and Lotuses. My own car is a 1960 MGA, which is not an unusual car, so it definitely falls in the category of "spear carrier" rather than diva in the Histories opera. 42  But you might not even have to spend that much. Among the cars I was dicing with one year was a 1960 MGA Twin Cam. It had been prepped for racing simply by adding a rollbar, fuel cell, and seat belts. Otherwise, the car was totally stock, and in fact was driven to and from the event. You can buy and prep something like this for around $30,000. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE But regardless of the provenance of your car, its rarity or its condition, it may still get turned down. In addition to having a fine car, you should have a solid, reliable record in vintage racing, nearly impeccable. While an unfortunate on-track incident may cost you a year's probation in your local club, it can mean that you won't race at all, ever, at the Histories. A good five-day driving school like Russell, Skip Barber or Bondurant will set you back about $5,000, and won't hurt your Monterey application. Participating in a few club weekends with the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA)—the sanctioning body of the Monterey Histories and other General Racing events—will give you a chance to show your skills to officials who could make a difference in your application. NO GUARANTEES For all my conjecture I still can't explain why some pretty common vintage race cars (like mine) get accepted, and similar cars and experienced drivers are turned down. All I can guess is that after Earle has salted each of his grids with headliner cars that have truly incredible value and racing records, he still needs to fill in around the edges. So every year many perfectly ordinary club racers—though ones with a high shine and proper period livery, interior, and equipment, driven by experienced, reliable drivers—do become a part of this event. The experience is certainly worth the effort, and isn't particularly expensive. With entry fees for the two race weekends totaling about $600 (you'll definitely want to run in the Prehistorics the weekend before), a fresh set of tires, plus transportation and other expenses (race gas, wear and tear on your car, etc.), you're looking at a minimum of $2,000 just for racing expenses. (By contrast, hi-zoot road events like the California Mille will cost you over $4,000, and the only racing you'll do is at dinner after a few bottles of wine.) This is not even figuring the cost of just being in Monterey for the weekend, but at least breakfast and lunch for participants are catered at the track's expense, and you'll get that free shirt and hat. Of course, if you're the type who'd rather be in the pits than on the sidelines, on the grid than in the bleachers, you're not going to be worrying about your hotel bill. 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The New York City Concours d'Elegance AT WOLLMAN RINK IN CENTRAL PARK FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND 2005 10:00AM - 6:00PM DAILY NEW YORK CITY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE Renowned worldwide, the Concours d'Elegance, a formal classic car show, will debut in New York City's fabled Central Park from September 30th until October 2nd, 2005. This famous Park combined with Manhattan's stunning skyline will provide the dramatic backdrop to an exclusive display of some of the finest and rarest classic automobiles in the world. This exciting three-day event includes a historic Ferrari only display on Sunday, October 2nd. All cars will be judged by an international panel of automotive experts, journalists, race car drivers and celebrities throughout the weekend. Proceeds of the event will benefit various charities. Please join us to admire and experience these outstanding examples of automotive history and design. Visit our website www.n cconcou_rs.com for tickets and eneral information.


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Alfa Romeo Profile eBay, Your Online Alfa Dealership 18-inch wheels and dashboard-mounted PlayStation mean that a large part of the market will not be interested by Donald Osborne 1956 GIULIETTA BERLINA Chassis number: AR148801774 his is an original early 1956 Alfa Romeo 750C 4-door Berlina with a column-shifted four-speed shifter and its original, numbersmatching engine. This car is quite complete, however it is missing a hubcap and a tail light lens and does not have the correct carb and air cleaner. The spare tire and tools are also missing. Included with the car are interior door handles, a grille, and some poorly re-covered interior door panels. 1956 Giulietta Berlina General condition is fair. It has rusted out on the door bottoms and some underneath. There is a poorly patched area in the spare tire well in the trunk and some holes, thin areas and some poorly repaired areas in the floors. The doors, hood and trunk all open and close well and have good gap spacing. The glass is complete and in good condition. All flooring material was removed and discarded. The car runs and drives enough to get around the block, however further work is needed. The gas tank is out of the car and has been cleaned out, so temporarily the car is supplied via gravity feed. This is an extremely rare model in the U.S., and is eligible for many events, whether restored stock or prepped for vintage racing. The SCM analysis.: This car sold for $3,900 on May 24, 2005, after 17 bids, starting at $100. The Giulietta is the car that remade Alfa's image after World War II, while bringing enthusiast driving excitement to a mass audience. The key role of the Berlina, or sedan, must be acknowledged, as it was the _first Alfa produced in a quantity that numbered in five digits (39,057 over eight years). The Berlina was a nimble, spirited driver for the family man, saddled with typically uninspired sedan styling and more than a bit of transatlantic influence. Its chassis is capable and the 1.3-liter engine, though small, is willing to rev. As an event car a Giulietta sedan can be fun, especially when modified with a later, larger 1.6-liter motor and a five-speed gearbox. Restoring a Berlina is a labor of love only, as they will not return the investment the way the more popular Sprint (coupe) or Spider will. That said, the car on offer here needs it all, especially if it is to be made 1956 GIULIETTA BERLINA Years produced: 1955-63 Number produced: 39,057 Original list price: $2,799 Sal Valuation: $6,000-510,000 Tune-up/major service: $275 Distributor cap: S18 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: stamped on boss right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1957-60 Fiat 1200,1960-65 Ford Falcon SCM Investment Grade: D 44  1966 2600 SPRINT ZAGATO Years produced: 1965-67 Number produced: 105 Original list price: $6,354 KM Valuation: $35,000-$55,000 Tune-up/major service: $375- $575 Distributor cap: $45 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: bottom of block below carburetors Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1959-63 Lancia Flaminia Sport Zagato, 1962-66 Maserati Sebring SON Investment Grade: B reliable enough for events. For vintage racing, at least there would be no need to source the fiddly interior and trim bits as you would need to for a street or show car The price was a bit high, but four grand is so little money that! can't call it ridiculous. (Descriptive information from the seller.) 1966 2600 SPRINT ZAGATO Chassis number: Unknown Undoubtedly here we have one of the rarest cars that has ever been on eBay. This is a 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato. There were just 105 made over a three-year period between 1965-67. The car has a couple of negatives, and a couple of huge positives. First the negatives. The engine turns over, but we never got it running. It had 90-plus pounds of compression in all six cylinders a few years ago, and made no odd noises when turning over then. But today it does not run. The second point to mention is that we got this car from an old man who, like this car, was from South America. He is long gone. and there is not a clear title at this time. Now for some good news. Like all Italian cars that are not aluminum, this one is susceptible to the dreaded "Italian tin worm," though this particular car is simply incredibly rust free. The 40-some thousand miles are original, no doubt. The body is 100% complete. All the exquisitely hand-fabricated stainless headlight buckets, bumpers, etc. are there. The main thing that is missing is the air intake crossover and the air cleaner assembly, both of which are 2600 parts. 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint Zagato Last year one in very good condition sold for over €70,000 (approx. $87,000). In the late 1980s they went for $95,000. Today, who knows? The SCM analysis: This car sold for $16,100 on May 26, 2005, after 15 bids, starting at $99. The 2600 Sprint Zagato is one of the few cars built by the Italian firm not intended for competition. Possessing few of the typical Zagato design quirks, save for perhaps the slightly overwrought front end, it has a sleek and elegant look Compared to the standard Bertone 2600 Sprint, it was 1971 OW Years produced: 1969-72 Number produced: 44,276 Original list price: $4,795 SCM Valuation: $9,000-$15,000 Tune-up/major service: $275 Distributor cap: 518 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: stamped on boss right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: arm-use:erg Ahematives: 1966-75 Fiat 124 Coupe, 1969-73 Datsun 240Z Sal Investment Grade: B 1991 1645 Years produced: 1991-95 (U.S.) Number produced: 273,407 Original list price: $29,500 SCM Valuation: $6,000-59,000 Tune-up/major service: $275 Distributor cop: $18 Chassis #: dashboard top on left side Engine #: left side of block Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: oroc-uso.org Alternatives: 1985-98 Saab 9000,1992-98 BMW 3-series, 1993-95 Audi 90 SCM Investment Grade: C Sports Car Market


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built on a shorter wheelbase it shared with the Spider which helped make it lighter by 300 pounds in spite of being steel-bodied. This makes a big difference in the handling, with the Zagato seeming much less truck-like than the standard coupe. These cars are fabulous highway cruisers, and would be superb for one of the 1,000-mile vintage rallies. The fact that the subject car does not run is not tragic, but the difficulties of obtaining engine parts cannot be underestimated, as fewer than 12,000 2600s of all types were made. At one point I owned three 2600 Sprints—one to drive and two to supply parts. The low values of these cars have meant that few parts manufacturers or suppliers support the model, which is also a problem when it comes to interior parts. The glass, dashboard, console and seats are unique to the car The upside to the car pictured here, if there really is one, is that the body is reported to be in good condition. Restoring the complex curves of the Zagato shell isn't cheap, and finding the specialized trim is almost impossible. The $16k sale price is about half of the low end of the $35,000-$55,000 SCM Price Guide range for these cars, yet it will merely be the start of the spending for the new owner Far more than $40,000 will be required to get this car into very nice #2 condition, so rescuing a project like this doesn't make any economic sense today. There are usually one or more "ready to go" cars on the market at any time that would make a better buy. (Descriptive information from the seller) 1971 GTV Chassis number: AR1533091 This is a gorgeous GTV 2+2, an original California car with no rust at all. It has a beautiful interior, a great paint job, and four brand new tires and rims. The engine, bunny, and clutch are in great shape. All gauges and lights are working. She looks and drives great. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $13,950 on May 26, 2005, after 35 bids, starting at $900. The Alfa Giulia GTV, produced from 1963 until 1977, is recognized as a truly classic Italian coupe. We've written in these pages before that it is perhaps the perfect sports car Its engine revs willingly, 1971 Alfa Romeo GTV and rewards energetic driving, which the GTV encourages. These cars are well supported by parts suppliers, and just about all mechanical, body and trim pieces are available. This car looked very well done, with good panel fit, a clean interior and the desirable Campagnolo .five-star alloy wheels. The only negative is that it seems to sit rather high, most probably caused by replacement springs that are too long. The most favored of the 1750 GTVs is the 1969 model, which featured racing-inspired -flying buttress" front seats. These were replaced with more sedate units in later years. The values of these cars have been steadily rising in the past few years, highlighted by the recent sale of a 2000 GTV on eBav fir a remarkable $30,000. While there are still many thinly disguised fright pigs out there, any nice example that can be bought under $20,000 should be considered a good buy. (Descriptive information from the seller) 1991 164S Chassis number: ZAREA33AXM6159805 This Alfa Romeo was originally bought and owned by an Alfa collector who wanted one as a daily driver. Mechanically the car is in great condition, with sport suspension, a new clutch, timing belt, and gaskets, all replaced within the last 5,000 miles. The car is fully loaded with leather and heated seats, 18-inch wheels on new tires and a TV/Playstation in the glove box. I have used the car as a daily driver without problems and have all the service records and receipts. Exterior and interior are in very good condition September 2005  1969-74 G1V 1750-2000  20 YEAR PICTURE $16k $14k $12k $10k $8k $6k $4k 02k with no rust, no dents, no rips or wear in the interior. There are some minor tiny chips by the hood, but the car is in excellent condition for being 14 years old. This car was garaged and babied. 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S on June 5, 2005, after 24 bids starting at $1,000. The 164 was the last car Alfa sold in the U.S., a luxury sport sedan which was the most successful big sedan Alfa ever made. A clean Pinirifarina design, it was well built and offered levels of performance competitive with contemporary BMWs, Mercedes and Audis. An interesting product of multi-manufacturer platform sharing, its architecture was the same as the Saab 9000, Fiat Chroma and Lancia Thema. The last of the four to be introduced, the Alfa was without a doubt the best looking. Introduced in the U.S. in 1991 as the successor to the Alfetta-based Milano, sales were brisk at .first, but they quickly declined in the face of customer dissatisfaction and indifferent dealer service. At launch the 164 was powered by Alfa's proven 3.0-liter V6, making 183 hp in standard and L trim, while an S model put out 200 hp. In 1994, a 24-valve engine was introduced and offered in two models, the 210-hp LS and the 230-hp Q. Alfa was skirting the limits offront-wheel-drive engineering with the 164, and torque steer is prevalent when the car is pushed hard. Even in the S, the best way to drive a 164 is smoothly and steadily, unlike older Alfas that you could toss around like a roller skate. As these cars age and good examples become harder to .find, the best ones become more prized for Alfisti who are looking for a late-model car to use as a daily driver At this point, most cars have some rattles, and the electronics can get a bit dicey after more than a decade. These problems can usually be sorted out with patience and attention. The low $5k selling price of this car is an example of what can happen when a car is personalized. Despite its desirable S specification, a clean looking body and much recent mechanical work, its 18-inch wheels and dashboard-mounted PlayStation mean that a large part of the market will not be interested. The market spoke, and discounted it accordingly. (Descriptive information from the seller)* The SCM analysis: This car sold fbr $5,100 1963-67 Giulia Super Sedan  1971-74 Alfa Spider Pries are for corals excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Block Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehicle Value Guide. Ul is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cols. 800.367.3759, MVW.bladthookusaxorn • 45


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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1961 Fiat Jolly 500 The expense of restoring these cars can be surprisingly high even if you get the local basket-weaving class to refurbish your seats for free by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced 1957-61 Original list price $1,760 SCM Valuation: $20,000-$25,000 Tune-up/major service: $150 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis #: left side of firewall Engine #: left side of crankcase support Club: Fiat Jolly Register, 3012 Ardsley Dr., Orlando, FL 32804 Web site: home.cfl.rr.com/piantieri/fiatjoll .htm Alternatives: 1964-93 Mini Make, 1968-77 Citroen Mehari SCM Investment Grade: D COMPS 1959 Fiat Jolly Lot #201, S/N 572517 Condition: 2+ Sold at $20,513 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 34141 Chassis number: 032743 Engine number: 032743 F ew cars that Fiat produced had the "cuteness" of the Jolly. With coachwork by Ghia, the Fiat Jolly 500 was introduced in 1957, and had no real practical use, except for that of pure enjoyment. Many wealthy playboys, such as Fiat chief Gianni Agnelli, would load these cars on their yachts and use them as beach cars when they went on vacation. Weighing in at a mere 1,050 pounds, the Jolly could actually accomplish speeds of 59 mph, while achieving gas mileage of 52 mpg, thus acting as an ideal shore dingy. The Fiat Jolly 500 offered here is a fine example of a rare rust-free car that has benefited from a thorough and comprehensive restoration. This example was purchased new in California, and we understand the car was primarily used within the confines of a private golf community for several years. It is in top mechanical shape, with a recent engine rebuild. Finished in a delightful salmon exterior paint, this Jolly fits the expected mold perfectly. Whether on the beaches and boardwalks in the South of France, the rolling hills and cypress forests of the Monterey Peninsula, or even dangling off the back of one's yacht, few cars offer the versatility and comfort that this fully restored wicker demon does. Needless to say, this fantastic Fiat is virtually unmatched in its restoration and will offer its next owner years of comfort and serenity in even the most busy of environments. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $29,700 at RM 's Amelia Island sale, held March 12, 2005. Twenty-five years ago almost no one in the US. knew what a Fiat Jolly was, yet in recent years these goofi , machines have become a staple 4  at high-end collector car auctions, whether crossing the block or ferrying their owners about the venue. The reason for this rise in popularity is easy to see, as Jollys are undeniably adorable, have great usefulness in low-speed environments, and act as an amusing complement to a collection of six 7figure Italian cars. 1959 Fiat Jolly Lot #201, S/N 575769 Condition: 2+ Sold at $25,105 They're also a nice way to spend the change left over from your million-dollar line of credit after you've already bought what you really came for at an auction. Bonhams, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 5/26/2003 SCM ID# 31211 The Jolly is a variant on Fiat's Nuova 500, which was introduced in 1955 as the replacement for the legendary 500 Topolino. The performance of the Nuova's 13-hp, air-cooled two-cylinder engine compared quite favorably with the Topolino four-cylinder's 17 horses. Nevertheless, by the mid- '50s the Italian public was demanding more from even the most basic transportation, and sales were slow Fiat responded with a more potent 15-hp motor that had a higher compression ratio and a modified camshaft and carburetor Further development pushed horsepower to 17.5 in 1960, while "Sport" versions of the 500 made all of 21.5 hp. The Spiaggina (Italian for "little beach') was introduced in 1957 and became more popularly known as the Jolly. Afavorite of the Riviera crowd, Sports Car Market


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it was indeed perfect to store on an upper deck of a yacht, and its open bodywork, wicker seats and optional surrey top made for cool and comfortable cruising. The Jolly was listed as a catalog model here in the US. from 1959-61, but no one knows how many were actually delivered stateside. Today. the best use for a Jolly is parked at your beachfront cottage or as an alternative to the customized golf carts that proliferate in the gated communities of the Sunbelt. (Miniature electric Hummer, anyone?) The Fiat's top speed of 59 mph is merely academic, as by that time its fringed top would certainly begin to act as a parasaiL Despite the catalog :s suggestion that this Jolly 500 would be at home in the hilly terrain of the Monterey Peninsula, 1 would not want to try driving it over the Laureles Grade. For that task, you might want to seek out the higher performance (remember; everything is relative) Jolly that was built on the four-cylinder Fiat 600 platform. That model might also be more useful if your friends are somewhat fullerfigured, or if you actually intend to pilot your Jolly on the road and you live anywhere other than Kansas or Nebraska. If you're shopping for Jollys, buying one that already restored is the only way to go, as the expense of restoring these cars can be surprisingly high relative to their overall value. This holds true even if you get the old ladies at the local community center basket-weaving class to refurbish your seats for free. Beware that the quality and level of detail of restorations vary wildly. Some are done quite well, right down to refinishing the inevitably sun-faded dashboard instrument. (It's a singular unit.) Other cars tend to be quickly tarted-up for auction success, preying upon the hope that bidding on a Jolly will be an impulsive act committed from the bidder 's bar as it often is. It's not likely that you'll .find any examples restored to "Pebble Beach" standards, but the judges at most Fiat meets aren't quite as picky as those in, say, the Ferrari club. Remember; this is the same marque that encompasses X1/9 owners Rust can obviously be an issue with Jollys. While none have covered too many miles, most, if not all, have spent the majority of their lives in close proximity to saltwater As such, it's important to look underneath the shiny paint and check out the undercarriage and suspension mounting points. It would not do to have your engine fall out while motoring over to luncheon at the golf club. Compared to a car that actually has some practical, road-going use, Jolly prices are downright silly. Since a Jolly sold at the Christie 's Pebble Beach sale in I 999 for a still unrepeatable $39k, these cute little runabouts have been trading hands at auction in the low- to mid-$20k range. While the $29k paid here was a bit more than that, I don't think the price is indicative of anything other than a couple of bidders with money to burn really wanting this fun and unusual toy. No harm done. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company).• '7de qea4 z ,„, tiJIJ „ • FULL INCLUSIVE STRUCTURAL AND BODY REBUILDING • FABRICATION, ENGINEERING AND PROTOTYPING • WORLDCLASS PAINT, REFINISHING AND UPHOLSTERY • FULL ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND MECHANICAL SERVICES ELEGANCE PERFECTION 1821 US HIGHWAY 20 LAWTON, IOWA 51030 PHONE: 800.251.2113 WWW.HEALEYWERKS.COM cm %FINIS 'be OM, 114... September 2005 47 BEAUTY


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German Profile 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Someone called it Germany's answer to the Thunderbird—and trust me, this was not a compliment by Raymond Milo DETAILS Years produced: 1956-59 Number produced: 253 Original list price: approx. $11,000 SCA1 Valucation: 5350,000-$425,000 Tune-up/major service: about $1,500 (if your mechanic does not read the auction reports) Distributor cap: about $500 (but finding it is another matter) Chassis #: platoon the firewall, stamping on the chassis near right front suspension pickup point Engine #: right side of the block, about the middle Club Info: BMW Car Club of America, 640 South Main St., Suite 201, Greenville, SC 29601 Web site: bmwcca.org Chassis number: 70194 Engine number: 40202 U nveiled to gasps of delight at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1955, the remarkably beautiful styling of the two-seater 507 came from the drawing board of German Count Albrecht Goertz, influenced not a little by U.S. BMW importer Max Hoffman. The new car was sleek and aggressive with a light alloy skin over a metal frame and handsome pressed-steel wheels. The lightweight 90-degree V8 engine ticked over in sepulchral silence, but had an impressively roaring bark when revved to its maximum, producing 150 hp at 5,000 rpm. This was good enough for a top speed of more than 125 mph. Undoubtedly a driver's car, the 507 responds briskly to enthusiastic use of the gears, with any shortcomings in the braking of earlier production vehicles well rectified in the late examples. This late production 507, originally an export model, was built in November 1959 and shipped to the U.S. the following month. Records confirm its original Graphite livery and hard top. Since completion of a no-expense-spared restoration, this definitive German sports car has participated as the official BMW entry in the 1992 Mille Miglia and Winter Marathon. It is offered complete with original hard top, tool box, and a number of trophies won in both concours and road events. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $416,159 at Bonhams 'Monaco sale, held May 16, 2005. Out of the ashes of World War II, BMW rose and prospered by manufacturing Isetta microcars and its highly regarded motorcycles. The tooling and the rights to the company's milestone 328 engine had gone to Bristol as a part of the war reparations, but undaunted, BMW went on to design a "big" (by European standards) V8 engine for its "big" sedans. These cars (the 501, 502 and 503) were of high quality and soundly engineered, but they lacked sex appeal and were grossly overpriced. Max Hoffman, the New York-based importer of everything European from Alfa to Wartburg, suggested that a two-seat sports car based on the 503 be built in order to bring people to showrooms and help move the unsold sedans. Two cars were cobbled together in 1953, but these were so ungainly that when he first saw them, dapper Max spilled his martini on his pinstriped suit. Not too far from Hoffman 's emporium, a young designer named Al Goertz had his studio. Hoffman could talk birds out of trees, and thus 48  persuaded the BMW management to give total design control of the new 507 to Goertz. (Of course, it helped that Hoffman was the 900-pound gorilla when it came to selling foreign cars in the U.S.) Al Goertz had come to the U.S. in 1937 as Graf Albrecht von Goertz, son of a wealthy banking family. When the war started, the .flow offamily money stopped, and the young Count had to feed himselfjust like all the other poor immigrants. Working in menial manual labor led him to an automobile repair shop. While there, Goertz decided that he wanted to be an automotive designer Pratt Design Institute, a top school at the time, became Goertz's alma muter. Bright, talented and hard working, he graduated and earned more than his diploma—he became an American, not just a naturalized citizen, but an American in his approach to life and design, something he was 1957 BMW 507 Lot #104, S/N 70010 Condition: 2+ Sold at $346,500 RN Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/28/2005 SCM ID# 37283 Alternatives: 1956-58 Dual-Ghia convertible, 1952-55 Siam 208S America roadster, 1957-63 Mercedes-Benz 30051 roadster SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS 1957 BMW 507 Lot #37, S/N 70073 Condition: 3 Sold at $156,500 Christie's, Lyndhurst, NY, 4/24/1998 SCM ID# 18601 proud of He shortened his name to Al Goertz and went to work for Raymond Loewy at Studebaker in 1950. After a year or two with Loewy (who by reputation was not the easiest man to work with), Goertz opened his own industrial design studio. Now we 're back to Hoffman, who wanted a car he could sell in the US., so Al Goertz again became Graf Albrecht von Goertz to make him more palatable to the people at BMW. While they did go along with Hojfinan's plan, Goertz was still resented by the Germans, not only because he was an outsider but also because he had become an American. Goertz's aquiline two-seat roadster rode on the modified 503 sedan chassis, into which a punched-out 3.2-liter version of BMW's V8 was fit- Sports Car Market


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ted. The front suspension used forged wishbones, with large Alfin drums all around. At the rear was a solid axle and torsion bars. The car carried plenty of interesting details, like servo assist on the brakes, a four-speed, all-synchro ZF gearbox, light alloy cylinder heads and crankcase, and an oil-water heat exchanger. The option list was equally impressive: three rear axle ratios (3.42, 3.7 and 3.89), a limited-slip differential, full belly pans, Rudge knock-off wheels, and a factory hard top. While the 507 prototypes were being constructed, Hoffman was flooding the press with stories of a 150-mph sports car that was to sell for only $5,000. The engine, still in the development stage, was claimed to make 200 hp, with 0-60 mph .figures said to be in the seven-second range. The first prototype was shown at Frankfurt in 1955—with three bags of cement substituting for the not-ready V8 in its engine bay—but the first real car didn 't appear until the Paris show in September It was not quite what Hoffman had been promising. After the .first two or three pre-production prototypes were built, the rift between the American boss and his Bavarian staff became unbearable, and Goertz left. Happy as pigs in the mud, the Germans made some hurried changes to Goertz 's design, further driving up the cost of an already expensive car By the time it reached dealer showrooms, the 507 had a whopping $11,000 price tag. Because of typical German obsessions with quality and strength, the car was not only grossly overpriced, but equally overweight, tipping the scales at almost 3,000 pounds. The 200 predicted horses were closer to 145, and because of the mixture of iron and aluminum alloys, the engines were prone to troublesome corrosion issues. The BMW management had still not learned that the market votes with its checkbook; the disaster of the un-sellable 502 and 503 (which cost $1,000 more than a comparable Mercedes) was lost on them. The idea of the 507 was to create a touring sports model, aimed at the wealthy gentleman driver who wanted a fast and comfortable car Had BMW management done any market research, however, it would have found that this field was overcrowded already, with plenty of $10,000 THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE C11.EINInCIE)13: OF SIGNIFICANT AUTOMOBI LES Sunday, September 18, 2005 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Glenmoor Country Club • Canton, Ohio Over 200 Invited Cars Featuring "Classics and Kustoms" Including Clark Gable's Duesenberg SSJ Roadster The Original "Ilirohata Mercury" Weekend Events: Golf Tournament, Friday Countryside Tour, Saturday CCCA Grand Classic, Saturday Automotive Art Exhibit, Sunday cars. Cadillac, Facel Vega (with Chrysler power), Dual Ghia (ditto), Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz had already made a reputation selling cars to the Hollywood and country club sets, and these companies were backed by a usually competent chain of dealers with a good parts supply. How could a lowly motorcycle manufacturer compete? Well, it couldn 2. The car was dead on arrival, as even the "purists" (who rarely had the kind of money it would have taken to buy a 507 anyway) objected to the 507 's poor power-to-weight ratio, and the unnecessary complexity of the engine. Someone called it Germany's answer to the Thunderbird—and trust me, this was not a compliment. Of course, the press loved the 507, but these were journalists who could barely afford their used MG-TDs. The cost of expensive production tooling, the unsold cars and the unfavorable publicity almost bankrupted BMW. A few desirable evolutionary changes to the 507 were made, like adding disc brakes and in a few rare cases, a five-speed gearbox, but this was too little, too late. At the end of 1959, the factory threw in the towel. A decade later used 507s were worthless, and quite a few became scrap iron. Four decades later, however quite a bit has changed. The brotherhood of car collecting has matured, and the 507 has found a place among us. As there are dozens of great touring events these days in which mature people like to drive beautiful, well-balanced, comfortable cars, the 507 finally has its market. (That BMW has come to thrive in recent decades certainly hasn't hurt.) The car pictured here was nicely optioned, with all the paperwork, ready to rock 'n' roll, and it sold at a market-correct $4161c. There are not many cars acceptable to prestige events that can be had for less than half a million bucks today. The BMW 507 is one of them. When you think about it, this really is not that much money today. At least it's easier to make $400,000 now than it was to earn $11,000 back in 1955. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* www.glenmoorgathering.com 330.966.3600 September 2005 49


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager The Second Coming of the 914-4 When you enter the 914 world, you step back in time to the 356 world of 30 years ago M any SCMers tell me they yearn for the good old days when you could pick up a fairly decent 356 for under $10,000, get some miles under your belt without a major explosion, then make an easy sale when it was time to move on. Sure, the interior was tired, the heater wouldn't work, the car leaked some oil, and you'd occasionally smell gas. But those cheap 356s still looked neat, they were fun to drive, and at that price you could still find one in good enough shape that you wouldn't be afraid to be seen in it. almost everything is still really cheap. For example, the most exotic road wheel made for the stock 914-4 is a four-lug Fuchs alloy. These run about $100 each in decent used condition, about half the price of a five-lug 911 Fuchs from the same period. A brand new original-equipment Mahle 2.0-liter piston and cylinder set for a 914 runs only $895, which is half (or less) than the cost of the 2.0-liter 911 six-cylinder set, and about half the 1.6-liter, four-cylinder 912 set. TodayS barn find can still be tomorrow S investment Well, I'm as sorry as you are that those days are long gone, but we've got a new 356 in the making today. If you're looking for a Porsche for under $10,000 that's fun, reliable, inexpensive to maintain and will hold its value over a few years of driving, then the choice is simple: Buy a 914-4. THE NEW 356 The 914 has slowly taken over the role the 356 used to play in the Porsche universe. Some enthusiasts may try and argue that the frontengine, water-cooled 944 or 968 is the new bargain Porsche, but I, along with the majority of the collector car market, beg to differ. These are still just used cars and losing value each year, while the 914 is starting to head the other way. This upward price pressure is driven by a desire to have a rust-free car with serviceable drivetrain components, and decent, if not concours, cosmetics. As the prices of early-bumper 911s (1965-73) continue to go up, 914s are looking like better deals by comparison. While there are still plenty of 914s available at cheap prices, many are not worth saving (at current values). So as a few more thoroughly rusty 914s are scrapped rather than restored each year, the cars get a bit scarcer. With over 100,000 made, 914s are simply not rare and never will be. However, due to a design flaw that placed the battery directly over the right side rear suspension frame, cars in solid condition are in limited supply. This, along with the standard rust problems that plague all cars of the period, have begun to tip the balance of supply and demand toward the demand side at long last. A 914 SUBCULTURE When you enter the 914 world, you step back in time to the 356 world of about 30 years ago. Owning a 356 back then was as much about discovering the "secrets of the inner circle" as it was about driving a vintage Porsche on the cheap. (In fact, one of the original 356 experts, Harry Pellow, used that phrase as the title of one of his early "books" about 356s.) The same can be said about the 914 subculture today. Original parts for 914s are getting hard to find, so a group of specialized vendors has sprung up to fill in the gaps, many of them based out of their home garages. One of my favorites of these entrepreneurs is Brad Mayeur at 914 Limited (309.694.1797), a guy who is always ready to sift through mechanical issues. Most of the members of the 914 cult are both knowledgeable and friendly, and make it fun to find the mysterious answers to your car. The good news is that even as supplies of original 914 parts dwindle, 50  WHAT TO LOOK FOR When looking for a 914, simply ignore cars with rust, rotten interiors, smoky engines, or lousy paint. I refuse to consider any 914 without a 2.0-liter engine, as there are plenty of those still around (although insisting on one will eliminate about 80% of the cars you'll see for sale). The best year to buy is the first, 1973, before the smog controls sapped too much power from the engine, but any well-sorted 2.0-liter car built through 1976 is fun to drive. Every 914 had Bosch fuel injection, and while this unit can be cranky to get functioning correctly, most experts agree that cars with Weber carb conversions never run as well. On a test drive of a good 914, you should be pleasantly surprised with the broad powerband. The steering and transmission should feel just like that of a vintage 911, taut and easily operated, and though the brakes on a 914 work well, they often don't have the firm pedal feel you find in an old 911. The classic 356 and 911 colors of white, red, silver and black were less common in the swinging early '70s, so 914 colors include lots of oranges, yellows, golds, bright greens and similarly funky colors. On that note, most would agree that the 914's styling is no longer simply weird; it is now "period weird," which is more acceptable. In our current age of wildly complex, spoiler-bedecked cars, the stark simplicity of the 914 makes it stand out. WHAT TO PAY There is always a selection of 914s on eBay Motors, although in many cases this isn't the best place to find a good car. What was true in the 356 days remains true today—there are actually forgotten 914s hanging out in people's garages and barns that can often be your best deals. I found my 1973 914 2.0 that way; I was tipped off by a friend who knew a friend with a car that hadn't been run in years. I paid $1,000 for a solid Tangerine/black example that needed to be brought back from a near-death experience. It has about $4,000 invested in it now, and it's great fun to drive. The 2005 SCM Price Guide lists 2.0-liter 914s between $6,000 and $9,000, and I do think you can still find a good example in that price range. Be prepared for some long stares from those who don't know what it is as you motor around in your 914, as well as long, friendly discussions with former owners, of whom there are plenty. The popularity of the 914 in its day has made for a wide group of nostalgic enthusiasts, just as the 356 did years before. While the 356 has moved from daily-driver status to collectible and their prices have soared, the 914 has moved into position as the vintage car of choice, with a true period driving experience at an affordable price.• Sports Car Market


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American Profile 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro I remember when I sold one for a record price of $30,000. I'm sure someone called the buyer a lunatic for paying so much by Dana Mecum DETAILS Years built: 1967-69 Number produced: approx. 319 Original list price: $4,245 (1969) SCM Valuation: S125,000-S250,000 Tune-up/major service cost: $300 Distributor cap cost: $12.99 Chassis number location: data plate on firewall, YIN tag on left side of dashboard visible through windshield Engine number: upper, larger numbers on pad at right front side of engine Club: Yenko Sportscar Club, c/o Tom Clary, PO Box 375, Alton, MO 65606 Web site: yenko.net Alternatives: 1969-70 Ford Mustang Boss 429, non-Yenko COP° Camaro, Nicky, Baldwin, Berger dealer Super Car conversions SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro Lot #776, SIN 124378N412417 Condition: 2Sold at $105,840 Chassis number: 124379N615166 on Yenko was the major Chevrolet performance dealer for many years, and was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the 427 Camaro. He converted numerous cars to 427-cid engines before planning a new "Super Car" distributorship for the 1969 model year. Knowing that demand would outstrip his ability to perform all the labor and time-intensive engine swaps, he convinced Chevrolet to build a quantity of 427 Camaros. D Yenko sent these cars to various shops to receive the special emblems, decals, stripes and other options. Fitted with the standard Camaro coupe trim and steel wheels, the muscle car had a deceptively sober appearance, given away only by the rumble of the Z-28 dual exhaust. All 1969 Yenko Camaros received a spoiler to complement the Yenko stripe design, along with special badges, decals and headrests lettered "sYc" for "Yenko Super Cars." The car presented here is fully documented and complete with the COPO certificate from Ed Cunneen. It received a full restoration by Brian Henderson of the Super Car Workshop, while the interior was found to be in excellent condition and left as original. It has won numerous awards, including Best of Show at the 1998 U.S. Camaro Nationals. With only 17,000 documented original miles, this powerful Yenko Camaro's 427 produces 450 hp, coupled to the M-21 four-speed transmission and 4.10 BE-coded 12-bolt rear axle. Finished in striking Rally Green, this car will complement even the most discriminating collector's stable. 52  The SCM analysis: This car sold for $247,500 at the Worldwide Houston sale, held April 30, 2005. The son ofa Pennsylvania Chevrolet dealer and a racer at heart, by 1957 Don Yen/co was piloting a fuel-injected Corvette, landing Gulf Oil sponsorship in 1961. Yenko won SCCA B Production titles in 1962 and 1963 and a regional championship in 1964, and for a short period of time he even ran one of the now-famous Corvette Grand Sports. 1967 Chevrolet Yenko S/C Lot #428, S/N 1243779241474 Condition: 2+ Sold at $118,800 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/2002 SCM ID# 26966 But as the '60s progressed, Yenko became _frustrated with Chevrolet's refusal to up the ante in the Corvette's mostly losing battle with the Shelby Cobra. So Yenko came up with an idea: He would transform Chevy's compact Corvair into a real race car After convincing the SCCA to allow the cars to race in the 1966 season, Yenko ordered 100 Corvair Corsas and began the process of transforming each and every one into a "Yenko Stinger" The plan was a success, as Yenko managed to sell all the modified Corvairs en route to winning a D Production national championship in 1967. When the Camaro debuted that year, Yenko launched a similar program, yanking the Camaro 's small-block Chevy V8 in favor of a firebreathing L72 Corvette motor installed under a fiberglass hood. These Sports Car Market Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, Al, 1/16/2003 SCM ID# 30212


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427-cid big blocks made 425 hp and turned the 1967 Yenko Camaro into one of the baddest street machines available. Additional equipment on the cars varied, with several performance options available. The number of '67 Yenko Camaros built is uncertain, though 54 seems to be the best estimate. Yenko continued to build modified Camaros for two more years, at first swapping out the short-blocks of cars equipped with factoryinstalled 396-cid V8s, and later using the now-famous Chevrolet COPO (Central Office Production Order) process to order 427-equipped Camaros straight from the factory. In 1968 Yenko built 64 Camaros with the L72 engine, each fitted with a 140-mph speedo, a larger .front stabilizer bar, and 15-inch wheels and tires. The following year Yenko ordered 201 COPO cars from Chevrolet, though by this time his dealership was just one of many who were offering big-block Camaros obtained with a COPO. Corvairs and Camaros weren't the only cars Yenko worked his magic on, as some Chevelles, Novas, and even Vegas also underwent performance modification in the early 1970s, until insurance companies and emissions regulations combined to drive high performance out of the car business. Yenko continued to remain active in racing through the early '70s, driving for teams competing at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring. He was even seen in a race car from time to time until 1987, when he was killed in a plane crash at the age of 60. Today Yenko Camaros enjoy a unique slot in the muscle car lineage. They're not so rare that you can't find one, but still rare enough to make them extremely desirable. Combine that with their great performance and strong name recognition, and you have one of the most sought-after models in today's collector car market. The main issue with any Yenko is its paper trail, which should be easy enough to establish and verifir. Ed Cunneen's Copo Connection (www .copo.com) has all of the real Yenko VINs identified, and offers inspection and verification services for all COPO cars. Know that there are dozens and dozens of Yenko clones out there, selling for about the same $40k price you might expect to pay for a nice regular Camaro that's been upgraded with a big-block crate motor These are usually identified as such at auction, but you don't want to pay real Yenko money for a clone, as the real cars are worth about eight times as much. As we see from the car pictured here, these are now trading at about $250,000, while five years ago they were in the $75,000-125,000 range. Back in 1995, you could pick up a Yenko Camaro for about $50,000, which was nearly twice what they sold for just .five years before that, a paltry $25,000-$30,000. 1 remember back in 1988 when I sold a Yenko Camaro for a stop-thepresses record price of $30,000. I'm sure someone called the buyer a lunatic for paying so much for a muscle car Today's auction arena, however, is much different. A reflection of the 1960s muscle car street scene, it costs money to go fast—just as it did when the cars were new. With new record prices in this category being set each year the million-dollar muscle car is no longer a shocker What this means is that if you're the lunatic who wrote me that $30k check 17 years ago, I'll be happy to try and get you back ten times what you spent on your Yenko, which would make for a pretty nice payday. If you're the guy determined to be that car 's new owner; rest assured that at least in current market conditions, even ff you pay full price today, there will be someone else ready to step up and pay more once you've had your fun.• "We Share Your Passion for Classic Cars" , tat 11101J INSURANCE rraixr.. Toll Free (800) 678-5173  September 2005 Instant Quotes Online: www.parishheacock.com 53


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1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 GTA Corsa I couldn't keep away from the white GTA on the showroom floor, admiring it like it was a Playboy centerfold by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1965-69 Number produced: officially 1,163 but more likely 493 Original list price: Stradale, 2,995,000 lira (about $7,000) ; Corsa, about $12,000, depending on options SCM Valuation (Corsa): $85,000-$100,000 Cost per hour to race: $750 Distributor cop (dual plug): $600 Chassis #: on firewall, right side Engine #: on block below front carburetor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116 Web site: aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 1967 Porsche 911R, 1965 Shelby GT 350 R, 1971 BRE Datsun 510 SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: AR*613898 Engine number: 00502/A 18885 his striking Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA is documented as the car in which future Ferrari and Alfa Romeo T33 sports-prototype star Andrea de Adamich won the 1967 European Touring Car Challenge Championship. Records show that chassis AR*613898 left the factory on February 15, 1967, and was registered to Autodelta on March 31, the purchase price noted as 2,995,000 Italian lira (approx. $7,000). From Autodelta the car was sold in March 1970, acquired by Mussa of Turin, and from that ownership passing directly to the current vendor. The car's twin-plug engine was rebuilt as-new by specialist Almo Bosato some years ago, and the car has been unused since completion of that work. The bodywork and interior condition is characterized as being "original" apart from the addition of a period oil pressure gauge. The rev counter reads to a full 12,000 rpm and the engine is equipped with magnesium cam covers and sump. This GTA features 13-inch diameter wheels and is fitted with an Autodelta sliding-block rear end. These lightweight, raucous, agile and very fast competition touring cars are extremely exciting and rewarding to drive. There is an active historic touring car scene in which they can be campaigned as they were in their heyday, and this GTA is a most attractive example for such endeavors. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $92,957 at Bonhams Monaco sale, held May 16, 2005. T I remember walking into the Alfa Romeo dealership in Boulder CO, one day in early 1967. I was about to graduate from college and desperately wanted to own a new Alfa. There was a white Giulia Sprint GT on the showroom floor and 1 couldn't keep away from it. After circling and admiring it like it was a Playboy centerfold, I chanced to look at the sticker 54 and almost fell over—it was something like $7,400. I then realized the car I had been admiring wasn't a Giulia, even though it looked a lot like one. This car was a GTA, undoubtedly the coolest variation on Alfa's quintessential '60s coupe. Alfa introduced the Giulia Sprint GT in early 1963, but did not immediately think of it as a competition car The competition department was busy with the TZ (Tubolare Zagato) cars for the Gran Ttirismo class and the Giulia 1966 Alfa Romeo GTA Lot #68, S/N AR613699 Condition: 3Sold at $30,624 Barreff-Jackson/Coys, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 5/17/2002 SCM ID# 28367 1970 Alfa Romeo GTAm 2000 Lot #72, S/N 1531231 Condition: 3+ Sold at $50,055 Christie's, London, UK, 12/4/2001 SCM ID# 24425 TI Super sedan in Touring. By late 1964 it was obvious that something far quicker than the TI Super was going to be needed to be competitive with the Lotus Cortinas, so Alfa set itself to building a really quick Sprint GT for the 1965 season. What it came up with was the GTA (for "alleggerita," or lightened). To be race legal Alfa would have to build 1,000 examples (or at least convince the FIA that it had), so the GTA became a full factory effort with both Stradale (street) and Corsa (competition) models produced. To create the GTA, Alfa first pop-riveted an aluminum alloy body to the Giulia s steel internal unibody structure, and then shaved weight everywhere else it could. The rear side windows were plastic, the seats were ultra-lightweight, there was almost no sound insulation, and the car rode on lightweight 6- by /4-inch Campagnolo wheels. Alfa even tried Sports Car Market


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using alloy floor pans on some early cars, though that was found to hurt chassis stiffness too much. The result was that the GTA weighed just 1,640 pounds, about 450 less than a stock Giulia Sprint. The 1600-cc engine underwent modification too. Alfa had developed a twin-plug head for the TZ2 that was an obvious choice for the GTA. While hemispherical combustion chambers create a notoriously long flame path from a single spark plug, using two plugs notably improved combustion performance. Moving the plug out of the center of the chamber also made room for bigger valves, which was probably at least as important in producing more horsepower. In street trim this didn't matter much, as the GTA was listed at just 133 hp (against 126 from the single-plug head). The difference, however lay in what the tuners could do with the engine; a race-spec GTA made 170 hp at 7,800 rpm. At the factory, Alfa only built Stradales. It was Autodelta, Alfa's official but independent race car preparation firm, that built the racing Corsas. These cars were Stradale GTAs that were literally taken apart and completely rebuilt. This was not cheap, and an Autodelta Corsa cost almost twice the price of a Stradale—which was roughly what a new Ferrari 275 GTB was selling for at the time. For the money, however you got a very serious race car The list of modifications and options that Autodelta offered is staggering, including virtually every important component. These ranged from the ordinary, like Plexiglas side windows, to things like close-ratio synchromesh gearboxes and even Colotti dog-shified boxes with virtually unlimited ratios. Probably the best known of the bits was the infamous "sliding block" axle-locating system. This was a forged aluminum tripod that bolted to the underside of the body. It had a vertical track to control a block on the back of the differential, so that it could go up or down but not sideways, thus locating the axle. This system worked well but was emphatically not some- thing you'd want on a street car Actually, aside from some cool graphics, nothing from Autodelta had any place on a street car The car pictured here is clearly an excellent and important example, as it was not only owned and campaigned by Autodelta, but was the European champion in 1967. Further pluses include apparently never having been badly crashed and a short and known ownership history. For me, the one bothersome thing is the car 's bodywork and wheels. As a historic race car this GTA's "point in history" is 1967, but the car is currently wearing the 'fat" GTA Junior fenders from the 1970 season and incorrect 10- by 13-inch Campagnolos. I can't help but wonder whether the car is actually "legal" for the more desirable vintage race events the way it sits, and my predilection would certainly be to return it to proper 1967 configuration. As a great example of a desirable car sold at a high-profile auction, this Alfa clearly brought big money selling at nearly $93k. My informal polling suggests that prices for good GTAs are going up, and today stand anywhere between $85,0004100,000. I don't think there were many bargains to be had in Monaco, but this car was fairly bought. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• REAL ART REPLICAS The next evolution in art. 1:8 scale Castro! Jaguar coming soon. g36 1967 Eagle Gurney 1:8 scale replica , ..lake V-12 LIMITED EDITION -LARGE SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY REPLICAS - 770.307.1042 - WWW.REALARTREPLICAS.COM September 2005 55


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1937 Talbot-Lago 1150-C-SS 'Teardrop  Coachwork by Figoni & Falaschi  Estimate on request  (Top left/Credit: James Mann)  The ex-Scudena SSS  1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Sefac Breadvan  Chassis no. 2819 GT Estimate: $3,500,000-5,000,000 (Top right) 1932 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTC Chassis no. 8513038 Estimate: $350,000-450,000 (Lower left I Credit. James Mann) 1964 Ferrari 250GT Lusso Chassis no. 5679 Estimate: $280,000-320,000 (Lower right ) Viewing 15-18 August 2005 Auction  18 August 2005  Inquiries  Tel +1 310 385 2698  Mark Donaldson  Christopher Sanger  Tel +1 212 636 2277  Gordon McCall Tel +1 831 372 9311 Vanessa Hill Tel. +1 830 775 4042 christies.com Venue The Monterey Jet Center 300 Sky Park Drive Monterey, California 93940 Catalogues + 1 800 395 6300 EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT THE MONTEREY JET CENTER Thursday, 18 August 2005 CHRISTIE'S SINCE 1766 MONTEREY JET CENTER


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Market Reports Overview S CM's cadre of trusty market analysts has been busy of late. This month we report on seven auctions, from Belvidere, IL to Monte Carlo. Several sales pushed their respective market envelopes, like a 1955 300SL that brought $394,380 in Monaco, making it one of the top-selling non-alloy Gullwings ever. Meanwhile, the big money continues to flow in the muscle car arena. Even the no-sales set some precedents, as a 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda 440 Six Pack failed to sell in Houston for $627,000. Look for this one in the future, placed within the right crowd, and expect it to sell. Our man Daniel Grunwald paid a visit to Mecum's Belvidere auction, a marathon five-day event where more than 700 cars changed hands. As in the past, it was primarily a muscle car affair, and this year's event saw some record prices, like a 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda for $735,000. And as Grunwald tells us in his report, "this wasn't even a convertible." This year the Worldwide group merged their 10th Annual Houston Classic sale with the Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels Concours, which made for a weekend full of chrome and mahogany. John Rogers attended, and in his report attests that the surf-and-turf combination helped to distinguish this event. The sale of the $1.1 million Alfa 6C 1750 GS Spyder helped, too. Bonhams Simon Kidston at the Bonhams Monaco sale RM held its Novi auction just a week after its "home" event in Toronto. Norm Mort covered both, and this month he shares with us an insider's tip on the future of Ford design. Novi was a mostly American affair, which seems appropriate for a sale in suburban Detroit, though a few oddball British roadsters managed to find their way across the block. Peerless analyst Dave Kinney spanned the country this month, attending both the Christie's Greenwich auction and the Bonhams L.A. sale of George Barris's showbiz cars. Ever the collector with the keenest sense, Kinney managed to land himself one prime piece of movie history. Too bad he missed out on the $588 Gazelle. Across the pond, Richard Hudson- Evans did double duty at two Bonhams sales. At the RAF Museum in Hendon, RH-E bore witness to the sale of a Jensen Interceptor convertible—formerly owned by not one, but two best-selling authors. At Monaco the pre-Grand Prix sale brought nearly $13 million from 104 lots. Included were cars from the collection of former Fl ace Jean Pierre Beltoise.—Stefan Lombard• TOP SitLES THIS ISSUE 1 1. 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/50 SS, S2,394,000, BM, p. 62 2. 1973 Matra-Simca MS670B Prototype Racer, 51,395,615, BM, p. 62 3. 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spyder, S1,100,000, W, p. 132 4. 1932 Duesenberg J Dual Cowl Phaeton, $781,000, W, p. 134 5. 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, $735,000, M, p. 106 6. 1955 Maserati 46G/54, 5636,930, BM, p. 67 7. 1970 Matra-Simca MS120 Fl, $435,960, BM, p. 62 8. 1938 Lancia Astern, $408,240, BM, p. 66 9. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, S394,380, BM, p. 64 0. 1913 Simplex Model 50 Victoria, S350,500, Ch., p. 78 sciv'Best Buys BY THE NUMBERS 2000  U 2001  I 2002  2003  2004  U 2005 1.1956 MG Magnette Series Z, $12,269, BH, p. 124 2.1970 AMC AMX, $11,235, RM, p.118 3.1968 Dodge Charger, $39,100, B&B, p. 90 4.1925 Ford Model T, $764, Ch., p. 78 5.191929 Auburn 8-120 Boattail, $189,750, W, p. 134 INSide Bonhams, Monte Carlo, Monaco (BM)  Christie's, Greenwich, CT (Ch)  Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles, CA, (B&B) 0,C As" S * <,„ A C." 91, xx` -* i<> ,... z  e  • 4 - `s SCM 1-6 Scale '••  1: National contours standard/perfect  2 Ver •ood club contours some small flaws  ,s' 4° 3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  •ic Mecum, Belvidere, IL (M)  RM, Novi, MI (RM)  Bonhams, Hendon, UK (BH)  Worldwide Group, Houston, TX (W)  eBay Motors, (e)  p. 60 p. 72 .. p. 84 p. 96 p 108 p. 122 p.132 p. 140 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for ports


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—siiiii"1319414sixt Last August in Monterey: One Night, 713 Cars, $6.1 Million' 1967 Corvette Roadster Extensive documented Pro-Rally. Trans-Am and SCCA race history with original logbook. Meticulous rotisserie restoration. Period correct aluminum head L-88 engine and M-22 transmission, Penske style wide body. and street legal. Shelby Cobra CS,C2011 Presenting the first-ever Shelby Competition Cobra delivered to private hands! CS)(2011 made its initial appearance at the allimportant 1962 Nassau Island race. 111111,111141111116k,ollgit 1963 Corvette "Grand Sport" Replica Built from the ground-up. it sports a 500 HP 350, a 4 speed trans and all of the best road racing goodies money can buy. Watch for it at Sears Point in the SCCA road races. PREVIEW Friday, August 19 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Saturday, August 20 10:00 am - 5:00 pm AUCTION Saturday, August 20 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Shelby Cobra CSX2138 A Factory Shelby American Team Car driven by Dave McDonald. One of the first three cars delivered to Shelby American ordered from AC Cars, Ltd. Subsequent racing history included team driver Dan Gerber. Ray Post, and Bill Murray with many significant wins. THE PLACE TO BUY IN MONTEREY


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   1981 Mercedes Benz 300SL Recent cosmetic restoration and is well sorted mechanically. This 300SL is also one of the last fitted with drum brakes and cast iron engine block. A recent vintage rally participant, this SL has been well maintained and is in pristine condition. 1955 Mercedes Benz 000SL OW!wing silver with black leather. This Gullwing has been incredibly maintained all through its life! It has a service file at least three inches thick that goes back over 35 years! 1967 Ferrari 000 OTS Red with tan leather, totally restored, jack bag, tool roll. 75k actual kilometers, excellent in every detail. 1970 Ferrari 365 GT Documeted History 1970 Dodge Herni  Challenger Coupe  1965 Shelby GT 350 #SFM 5018 1965 Mercury Cyclone Race Car 1964 Ferrari 33001 CA Owner, 25 Years 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cucla Coupe Galen Govier documented. 10,200 original miles.100% date- An authentic "R° code 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, complete with the coded correct with an NOM correct date-coded block.  Barracuda body and a 426 ci "Henri". 1956 Ford Thunderbird Fully Restored 1968 Chevy Camaro RS SS 3961325HP,11s Matching 1973 Pontiac Trans Am "The Red Dragon" Custom 1966 Ford Mustang 289 4V "A" Code 1990 Alfa-Romeo Spyder Veloce 1990 Ferrari 348 TS 7000 Original Miles 1966 Chevy Corvette 427/425HP Numbers Match 1964 Maserati Mistral All Alloy Body 1970 Chew El Camino Radical Custom 1988 Porsche 911 Carerra Cabriolet 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 1955 Chew 210 Sedan Custom 1932 Ford Hot Rod Custom 1965 Chew Corvette Race Car 1970 Chew Chevelle LS6 1941 Mercury Street Rod 1964 Jaguar E-Type Fully Restored Coupe 1980 Porsche 911 Coupe 1964 Shelby Cobra Roadster CSX 7015 1953 Mercedes 300S Roadster 1967 Chevy Corvette Coupe 2001 Lotus Elise  Full Race Configuration  1931 Ford Hot Rod Original Steel Body 1966 Chevy Corvette Convertible MA 130 -- )111 411 1956 Ford Thunderbird Convertible 10(PIT'Y adVAkit bibtinlvtig 1964 Chevy Impala SS Big Block 409 IL 1969 Volkswagon Kombi Fully Restored 1957 Porsche Speedster Replica 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Liter Automatic 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC Front Engine V12 RIJO AND Tat_ 9filK SPORTS AND MUSCLE IN MONTEREY 602.252.2697 WWW.RUSSOANOSTEELE.COM


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Bonhams I Monte Carlo, Monaco &N. EF3 Bonhams Europe Rainier Automobiles Collection Monaco May 16, 2005 Auctioneers.  Number of automotive lots-  Number sold:  Sales rate.  Sales total:  High sale.   _ _  Simon Kidston and Malcolm Barber 104 78 75% Lot 212 1973 Matra-Simca MS670B Snorts _ Prototype, sold at $1,392,300 _ _ _  _  _  _  Buyer's premium: 15% on the first $126,000, 10% thereafter zaik Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics ollowing the cancellation of publicized fixtures in Paris and Geneva earlier in the season, Simon Kidston and his Geneva-based team must have been heartened by the results of this Bonhams Europe staple. Not only was the Monaco sale Bonhams' most successful collector vehicle auction ever, it also established a record gross for such an event during the run-up to the Monaco Grand Prix. Following the successful conclusion of an immediate $2,394,000 post-hammer sale for the 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/50 SS star car, Bonhams' sale total in the Mediterranean tax haven rose to nearly $12.8m. F Being able to offer many more cars this year certainly helped, as did the consignment of three major collections, which generated considerable pre-sale interest and contributed greatly to three-quarters of the catalog finding new homes. The auction itself took place in the late Prince Rainier's Exposition de la Collection de Voitures Anciennes, which also housed about sixty lots. The rest of the 104 entries were on display in a cavernous new viewing hall immediately behind. The road and track cars of Jean Pierre Beltoise, which enjoyed their own catalog, were 100% sold. The former French Fl star was in attendance, along with his wife Jacqueline, sister of the late Fl driver Francois Cevert. His pair of Matras, which had been given to him as part of his driver's contract, sold especially well. The MS670B Barquette, in which teammates Henri Pescarolo and Gerard Larrousse won the 1973 24 Hours of Le Mans, brought $1,392,300, while the ex-Pescarolo 1970 MS120 Formula One car sold for $435,960. After his collection had been dispersed, a clearly delighted JPB thanked the auction 60 $12,779,518 _ crowd and wished the new owners well. He was greeted with enthusiastic applause. Silvano Cima, arguably the hobby's leading collector of Lancias, was also in town to see his beautiful cache snapped up by buyers from all over the world. His ex-Duke of Montaigu 1938 Astura, with Pourtoutcrafted sports coupe bodywork, will remain in Italy with the new owner, who paid a record $408,240. Indeed, most of these cars deservedly exceeded their top estimates, and five chalked up record auction prices for their respective models. A Dutch collector beat off a challenge from U.K. bidders to own Cima's beautiful 1952 Aurelia B53 "Woody" station wagon, paying a staggering $257,166 for the privilege. And a U.S. buyer had to part with serious bucks to land the Flaminia Supersport "Double Bubble" coupe, Zagato's 1964 Turin show car previously owned by Italian movie star Marcello Mastroianni. I understand that Cima, meanwhile, will use the funds raised by his cars to buy a boat in which to circumnavigate the globe. The third collection being liquidated from the secure garaging of a Monaco-based Italian was altogether different and far more modern. While some of the cars seemed little used, others looked abused but still original. A 1994 Bugatti EB110GT, with just 7,045 km, performed particularly strongly, raising a market-high $283,500. paid a milestone $234,990 for a concoursstandard 1947 Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport, while a Dutch collector broke another record with his $636,930 bid on the ex-Brussels show 1955 Maserati A6G/54. And a 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing headed for Hong Kong with a hefty $394,380 price tag. Finally, no Monaco auction can be complete without the inevitable beach car, and there were two up for grabs this time. One, the final lot of the evening, was the 1957 Turin show Fiat Marionella by Fissore, going to a supermodel in the U.K. for an almost indecent $72,450.—R.H.E A U.S. bidder, via agents on the floor, ENGLISH #220-1939 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III limousine. S/N 3 DL 1 82 Black over red/dark blue leather. RHD. Cost first owner, Egyptian King Farouk I, top dollar (actually $5,953). Seven decades later, much paint rubbed off, one rear door particularly ill-fining. Original interior intact but extremely distressed. Engine claimed to be internally free. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $28,980. Nearly double this was sought, but no Egyptian Royalist was in town to take on one sorry Roller project, which is likely to be of the bottomless pit variety. #298-1959 BENTLEY S2 shooting brake. S/N B13 IAA. Gray over dark green/champagne. Converted from right to left hand drive. Body thought to have been done by Harold Radford. Clearly well restored in 2003, virtually unmarked. Non-period electronic ignition and CD. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $108,675. New owner gave this certainly unique and very English eccentric a mid-estimate valuation. Unique piece, unique value. #203-1960 LOTUS ELITE coupe. S/N 1295. British Racing Green/tan. Odo: 11,226 km. Double Fl pilot provenance of Jarier and then Beltoise. Mileage since 1982 restoration, which included Climax engine rebuild. Only minor marks to paint and trim. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,266. Top money for this rare LHD, street-spec Elite. But then, it had come directly from a former French Fl ace, and this was Monaco. #277-1989  ASTON  MARTIN VANTAGE VOLANTE convertible. S/N Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, Monaco SCFCV81C8KTL15489. Eng. #V5805849 X. Buckingham Green/black/green leather. Odo: 7,130 km. Final of 25 "Prince of Wales" spec V8s built, this one of 6.3-liter capacity. Factory conversion from right- to left-hand drive. First owned by AM managing director Victor Gauntlett. Still as-new with Nardi woodrim wheel. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $269,640. Historic, upgraded, works serviced and in perfect condition, hence the 42% above guide price paid. Still too much, though. FRENCH #208-1937 CITROEN 11BL TRACTION cabriolet. S/N 421595. Eng. # AV07735. Black over white/black/black and red. Odo: 69,990 km. One of Citroen's rarest and most (Deutsch-Bonnet) partnership. Buyer thought this example was worth 20% over guide price. Slightly extravagant, 1 thought. #211-1970 MATRA MS120 FORMULA 1 racer. S/N MS120 02. French Racing Blue. Raced in-period by Pescarolo and JPB, who acquired 02 as part of his contract in 1976. V12 develops 435 hp at nearly 11,000 rpm. finish, unmarked; V6 said to be new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $203,112. These cars dominated the European 2-liter Championship in 1974. Just over top estimate forthcoming for this allFrench racer, in this case a practical-to-run sports prototype. desirable Tractions. 1970s restored, wearing well, cosmetically clean, few marks. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $69,552. Even though auctioned without reserve (as was the case with most of the Beltoise Collection), JPB 's personal favorite deservedly achieved top estimate. #206-1958 PEUGEOT 403 cabriolet. S/N 2255817. Lemon/black/black. Odo: 72,441 km. Restored 1989, repaint thick, chips and splits, some chrome only fair, leather cracked. #280-1994 BUGATTI EB110 GT. S/N ZA9ABO1SORCD39071. Indian Red/gray. Odo: 7,045 km. Genuine low mileage by one clearly careful Monaco owner. Nardi wheel (original cover and gear knob included) and Nakamichi stereo apart, all original, unmolested and completely unmarked. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $283,500. Of the trio of EB I I Os to change Restored during 1990s, mostly museum exhibited since, display marks; mechanical recom required before any historic racing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $435,960. Mid-forecast result for one of three all French Fl (chassis and V12 being French-built) was about right for all concerned, though old Fl s are notoriously difficult to value accurately pre-auction. #212-1973 MATRA-SIMCA MS670B BARQUETTE race car. S/N M5670B-02. French Racing Blue. RHD. Pescarolo/Larrousse Le Mans winner, non-finisher in 1974. Presented to Beltoise in 1976. FCR restored 1990, and since museum shosi minor dis- Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,674. Although this model is held in high esteem largely by French Pug fans, and only 2,050 were made, the condition of this one did not deserve double the estimated price. #201-1964 RENE BONNET DJET coupe. S/N 1148. Green/black. Odo: 74,913 km. Tubular space frame clad with aero-slippery GRP bodywork. Georges Bonnet restored early 1980s, only minor blemishes to paint, interior good, Renault 1.1-liter motor clean. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $21,735. Having started his race career with Rene Bonnet, Beltoise had a softspot for this marque, which evolved from DB 62 play/event marks. Presented in short-nose/tail form, Matra V12 and Hewland DG300 box worked well during demo at Sarthe circuit last November. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,395,615. Both JPB and Bonhams obviously thought this was enough for what is a fabulous sounding machine with plenty of retro-race potential. hands at European auctions during the last few months, all low-mileage and only lightly marked—though the car at Christie's London in April that changed hands for $225,189 had been color-changed (the other being at Coys London in December at $203,506)—this one pulled by far the most money. Even allowing for the latest dollar/euro/pound exchange rate changes, the SCM Price Guide band for this 1990s supercar will therefore need to be seriously revised upwards, but by how much? GERMAN #288-1930 MERCEDES-BENZ 38/250 SS sports tourer. S/N 36260. Eng. #77633. Caramel over beige/brown/brown and beige. RHD. Late 1960s ground-up, $150,000 resto in L.A. Concours/tour regular in America. Hood paint lifting, other blemishes; chrome excellent, leather slightly soiled. Period trafficators and luggage trunk. Mighty 7.1-liter six presented well. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT Sports Cot Market #295-1973 ALPINE-RENAULT A440 BARQUETTE sports racer. S/N 01. French Racing Blue. RHD. Jabouille's works car, also driven by Cudini and Beaumont, vendor owned since 1980. Freshly restored to competition


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, Monaco Perfect shut lines, paint and chrome virtually unmarked, engine bay sharp. Desirable Rudge knock-offs, period Heuer Autavia stopwatch and Becker Mexico radio. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $394,380. On recent form, this near-top estimate valuation was high for a Gullwing, but perhaps indicates a new direction for the market. $2,394,000. No sale during the auction, but arrangements were quickly made after Although forecast to raise $350,000 more, with original chassis, body and motor all intact, this 38/250 is certainly worth more than the 1929 38/250 with Castagna coachwork, which had been parted from original engine and gearbox, and sold by Bonhams in their December 2004 London for $2,243,610. And much less than the 1929 38/250 SSK short-wheelbase 2-seater with Carlton Carriage body sold by the same auctioneers at Goodwood last September for $7,443,070. #241-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC coupe. S/N 550001. Black/tan. First production model of just 98 coupes constructed, 4-speed column change, factory sunroof rare, mostly California resident. U.S. restored late #247-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 19804210002512. Silver gray/ black/brown. Odo: 2,731. Major work completed in 1993, repainted in 1995, engine rebuilt in 2003. Few marks to paint, chrome excellent, Required money forthcoming f or late 1920s Italian racer. Such oddball one-offs are always difficult to value. Whatever anybody is prepared to pay, I guess. #232-1927 LANCIA LAMBDA 7TH SERIES SHORT CHASSIS 4-seat torpedo. S/N 17181. Eng. #10407. Gray/black. RHD. Odo: 1,044 miles. Marque specialist KCA restored not too long ago, many concours/rally awards included with car. Now beginning to engine bay well presented, leather and carpets all good; hood as new, Nardi woodrim wheel and discreet CD. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $234,990. The desired money. In today's market, and in light of the big price paid for the Gullwing, an open 300SL is much better value than its claustrophobic counterpart. #209-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 600 lim- ousine. S/N 10001212000915. Gunmetal/gray. Only 2 owners, Club Med founder and then JPB, who parked it in many Fl paddocks. show a nice patina. Chassis and exposed suspension clean, panels and paint good, original leather interior impressive. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $155,988. Just over top estimate paid for an exceptional example. This was sufficient to establish a new high price for a Lambda at auction. 1960s, cosmetic and mechanical refurb during more recent NJ ownership. Still virtually unmarked, fitted luggage nice. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $165,690. Offered without reserve, this historically important, though hardly highfashion, 1950s Merc had been forecast to make $86,000 more. That was on paper! #245-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL coupe. S/N 19804055000537. Silver/red. Odo: 45,434 km. Received 1981 German resto, 1990 retrim, though driver's seat visibly worn. #228-1932 LANCIA ASTURA limou- sine. S/N 1134. Eng. #136. Dark blue over black/gray. One-off commission for Milanese coachbuilders. Donated to Mother Superior and safely stored in convent cellar during Repainted with micro blistering, some chrome pitted, velour lightly worn, engine bay in need of some TLC. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $72,450. Fl driver provenance enhanced auction performance by $28,500 above guide price. Nice 600 limos have been changing hands in $30k-S33k range. ITALIAN #233-1927 FIAT 509SS EXPERIMENTAL 2-seat racer. S/N 207633. Eng. #002. Red/ black. RHD. Due to Fiat Corse closure, this 509SS project never actually raced in period. Restored pre-1990, major evented since, including 1990 Mille Miglia. Paint and cockpit leather marked, "working" non-concours engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $179,550. 64  WWII. Incredibly, still totally untouched by restorers. Super door shut, no rust, paint matte and marked, though all interior and fittings, including cut-glass vases, intact. Dog-topped flag pole on front fender curious. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,654. One hopes that this Italian old lady, who pulled such high money for the model, is spared a makeover Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, Monaco #289-1934 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300 AERO 4-door pillarless sedan. S/N 710645. Eng. # 710645. Dark blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 3,500 km. Only survivor of three made, with doors that swing open from the middle and no pillar. Restored pre-2000, Bonfanti- including engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, steering and rewire. Absolutely mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $234,990. Another very period stunner, which explains the generous price paid. Such rare exotics are difficult to retail and can only really establish their true worth in public auction. This price reflects a big jump in what collectors are willing to pay for this kind of exclusivity. marked. Cond: I. SOLD AT $408,240. The high estimate valuation by the new owner established another auction record for marque and model. #242-1947 C ISITALIA 202 GRAN SPORT rebuilt motor, only 3,500 km since, including Villa d'Este concours. Spotless exterior, good detailing including engine bay, light wear to leather, color-coded steering wheel. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $214,200. Despite being unique and highly stylish, this pre-war Italian only just made it with new owner paying just under estimate. #226-1938 LANCIA ASTURA SERIES IV FHC. S/N 3162. Eng. #41263. Dark blue with light blue/light blue. RHD. Commissioned by the Italian Duke of Montaigu. KCA restored, concours and regularly evented, almost un restored late 1980s, minor marks to paint and brightwork. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $255,780. By matching the lower guide price, the buyer FHC. S/N 023. Eng. # 047. Silver/beige. RHD. 1 of 170 built. Freshly and completely restored, #243-1949 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2500 SHORT CHASSIS VILLA D'ESTE FHC. S/N 915916. Eng. #928323. Gray/blue. RI-ID. Original motor still in place and well presented. Plexiglass side and rear windows, thermometer; "Touring" steering wheel rare. KCA VINTAGE RACERS DREAM REAL ESTATE val-ue I. An amount, as of goods, services or money. Considered to be a fair and suitable equivalent for something else; a fair price or return. 2. Monetary or material worth. 3. Worth in usefulness or importance to the possessor. val -u -a -tion I. The act or process of assessing value or price; an appraisal. 2. Assessed value or price. 3. An estimation or appreciation of worth, merit or character. Automotive Valuation Services Because your appraiser is as important as the appraisal. Donald Osborne, Appraiser USPAP Compliant Automotive Valuation Services 772 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032 860.284.0570 / 917,757.1053 AutoValServ@aol.com 66 www.bainrealestate.com Sports Car Market Rich and Jean Taylor's 1739 Colonial farmhouse, plus a heated shop with lift, 5000 square feet of car storage, separate office and studio. On 3 acres surrounded by Land Trust meadows and woodlands. Only 5 miles from Lime Rock race track in beautiful Sharon, Connecticut. Two hours drive from Manhattan. Authentically restored home has master suite with Jacuzzi, three bedrooms, three full baths, modern kitchen all-new mechanical systems. House and garages just professionally painted inside and out. $1,375,000.00


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G REGOR FISKEN confirmed the vendor and auctioneer 's valuation for this drop-dead gorgeous Alfa limited edition, which gets its name from the top hotel beside Lake Como, where the first one-off won the most prestigious concours in the Old World. #231-1952 LANCIA AURELIA B53 `GIARDINETTA' station wagon. S/N 1004. Dark green and wood/green and gray fabric. RHD. Great rarity rescued from Sardinian field and KCA restored pre- I 990. One of two striking shapes on the auction lot, vendor and auctioneers had to let this Fabio Rapi-penned classic with Dante Giacosa engineered 2-liter V8 go for $10,750 below estimate. Few people know about them. Even fewer would invest this kind of money in a Fiat. #225-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24 AMERICA roadster. S/N B24S1156. Green metallic/black/brown. Another former U.S.owned car, Italian restored 20 years ago; high performance Nardi kit, Borranis. Much evented, though well fettled and with few marks. Cond: known to survive from an original build of just 47. Even though much evented, still virtually unmarked with fabulous detailing, including 1950s wooden skis and poles on roof. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $257,166. Price paid was $68,000 above estimate for one of only two known survivors of 47 Aurelias bodied in this woodie style by the Torino Carrozzeria. This sale established yet another auction record jOr a Lancia. #229-1953 LANCIA AURELIA B2OGT FHC. S/N 2790. Eng. #3125. Red/red and black. RHD. Possibly raced in period. Restored in recent years, well prepped, 150-bhp Gamberini motor, caged, FIA-papered. Panels straight, paint chips, strictly I-. SOLD AT $297,360. The $45k above guide price paid was another record valuation for marque and model in a public auction. Only 240 were made; far fewer have survived smashers and grabbers, let alone the dreaded tin worm. #244-1955  MASERATI  A6G/54 BERLINETTA coupe. S/N 2112. Red/gray. Brussels show car, assigned to Ferrari works driver/motoring scribe Paul Frere. Became resident in both California and Arizona, where 1956/77 Maserati 250F by Cameron Millar Squadron Leader Cameron Millar, an early British Maserati enthusiast, was fortunate enough to purchase all of the factory 250F jigs and dies. He made an initial batch of chassis' numbering them CM1-CM6. CM' is based on the earlier 1954156 type frames, and being the first batch of three cars created, contained many original parts. CM1 is highly recognised in Historic circles and has been actively campaigned though out the years, it has a current set of FIA papers, and would be most welcome at a number of historic racing meets. Fine Historic Automobiles Situated in a Kensington Mews, internationally famous for old cars, we are proud to offer a varied selection of historic automobiles. Our prices are keenly competitive in today's market and we are always interested in buying, part exchanging or selling on clients' behalf cars similar to those below. Please write, phone, fax or e-mail with your requirements. 1952 Ferrari 340 America Chassis 0196A, a Scuderia Ferrari works car, clothed with a lightweight Spyder body by Vignale was assigned to Pierre Taruffi, a veteran of the Mille Miglia to act as a pacemaker to the other works cars. This Ferrari was then prepared for the Grand Prix de Berne before heading to Le Mans to be driven by Rosier and Trintignant, the latter winning the event for Ferrari in 1954. This 340 has undergone a complete restoration by leading Ferrari specialists DK Engineering and has recently competed on the Mille Miglia and both the Monterey and Monaco Historic's. CARS IN STOCK 1964 AC Cobra 289 1964 Alfa Romeo TZ 1929 Bentley Speed Six functional. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $137,655. Top guide price paid bought this on-the-button B2OGT with plenty of proven retro event form. Although if you had the time, for this sort of money you might just be able to replicate the spec for less. When fired up, the 2.4-liter V6 did sound great, though! #292-1954 FIAT 8V SERIES 2 FHC. S/N 106000093. Eng. #000137. French Racing Blue/tan. One of 114 built between 1952-54. Ex-U.S. car, where it was raced and Ugo Piccagli restored in Texas. Still cosmetically asnew and major event eligible. Cond: I. SOLD AT $86,940. Even though it was one of the most September 2005  restored in 1980s before returning home and passing into Count Zanon ownership. Triple Webers with six trumpets, Borranis. Mille Miglia and Tour Auto exercised, cosmetically refreshed since, all mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $636,930. Just above guide price paid was en- 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental (manual) 1965 Bizzarrini 5300GT (7 litre engine) 1964 Brabham BT8 1952 Ferrari 340 America 1952 Ferrari 212 Vignale Coupe 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Alloy LHD 1954 Maserati A6GCS 1956177 Maserati 250F by Cameron Millar 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K 1954 Moretti 750 GS 1968 Porsche 910 1974 Porsche 911 RS 3 Litre 1985 Porsche 962C 14 Queens Gate Place Mews, London, MX/7 5BQ Telephone 011 44 20 7584 3503 Fax 011 44 20 7584 7403 cars@gregorfisken.com  www.gregorfisken.com 67


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, Monaco tirely justified by this Maser being both historically interesting and in tip-top condition. #307-1957 FIAT 600M MULTIPLA MARIANELLA beach car. S/N 078209. Baby Blue/red and cream. Very nautical. Turin show exhibit. Believed unique, stored for years. Freshly restored, great from across the marina, not so good close-up. Thick paint has minor marks, chrome and wood good. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $72,450. One of two so-called "beach cars" sold here (though "yacht tenders" would perhaps be more appropriate hereabouts). This one went for nearly $16k over forecast, mega-bucks for the condition, though maybe justified for a rare and most exotic beach car on Fiat Multiple chassis. #248-1958 LANCIA AURELIA B24 convertible. S/N B24S 1577. Red/black/black. Only two owners from new. Bodywork restored and engine rebuilt in 1992. Panels and fit good, paint, chrome and interior all unmarked. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $118,818. Although slightly less than what was sought, the money paid probably valued this fine example of the extensively re-engineered B24 convertible correctly. #230-1964 LANCIA FLAMINIA SS 3C "DOUBLE BUBBLE" FHC. S/N 2001. Mendoza Blue/black. Bought off Turin show stand by movie heartthrob Marcello Mastroianni, who had them repaint it chestnut brown. Later repainted silver before being returned to original color during late-1980s KCA restoration. Evented, well maintained. Paint and chrome excellent, windshield wiper marked, front seat leather piping worn. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $172,620. "Truly iconic" with car and _first celeb owner "perfect examples of Italian style at its most elegant," waxed Bonhams, and they were right. Mastroianni's "La Dolce Vita" could be yours with such a chariot in your stable! The new guardian was sufficiently smitten to part with record money, more than $20k above estimate, to secure the most famous Flaminia of them all. #273-1965 LANCIA FLAMINIA SS 3C 2.8 FHC. S/N 826232014. Gray metallic/Oxblood. Odo: 3,000 km. Three owners. Restored, balanced motor, period Carello extra lamps, ye olde radio with hidden amp and CD. Externally and internally unmarked. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $108,675. A later Flaminia, a 3C with the more potent 2.8-liter V6, and performance option of triple carbs. The car was well Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles 100% updated • Rubber backed • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct "...Awesome Cocomats Dude..." D. LeJune, Austin, TX 2001 BMW M5 800-461-3533 www.cocomats.com Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Monte Carlo, Monaco team car, sliding-block rear end, wider flared wheel arches claimed to be of late 1960s vintage. Bumperless, stripped out and caged race interior, 12,000-rpm tach. Authentic twinplug motor with mag sump Bosato rebuilt at some time, more recent repaint only to comp car standard, though relatively unmarked. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $92,736. Despite Andrea de Adamich's victories in 1967, this reregistered Alfa only just raised sufficient money for the gavel to fall. Worth a few dollars more, some Alfisti present thought. renovated, though with no VIP owner on .file, and so brought a mid-estimate result. #216-1967 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GTA racer. S/N 00502A 18885. Red/black. Former European Touring Car Champ. Autodelta #261-1969 LANCIA FULVIA HF GROUP IV rally car. S/N 002173. Aragosta Orange/ black. Onetime Jolly Club racer, humped hood for its once-Fanalone-injected engine (today 160-bhp V4 on twin 40-mm Webers). Well rally-prepped in 2003, Mirafiori seats, 10,000 rpm tach rare, Technomagnesio wheels, competition tank with big Monza cap, event ready. in 2002; full race 650-cc engine, straight-cuts. Only minor event marks to exterior, interior very clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $20,286. Just over top estimate price paid was warranted by rarity and condition. These busy bees are good for 90 mph in full flight.* All very clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,450. Fulvia HFs continue to appreciate strongly, particularly with some period competition history on file. This one, which made mid-estimate money was nicely done and, seemingly, on the button. #217-1968 STEYR-PUCH 650TRII RALLY 2-door sedan. S/N 5049013. Red/black. Odo: 34,031 km. Rare Austrian machine based on Fiat 500. Rebuilt to rally spec THE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETS BALD GARAGE ENHAN EMENT SYSTEMS BALDHEAD CABINET COMPANY, INC. 17290 Newhope Street • Fountain Valley. CA 92708 Telephone: 877.966.2253 • www.BaldheatICabinets.com 70 Sports Car Market


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Christie's Greenwich, CT CHRISTIE S Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Greenwich, CT June 5, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number sold:  Sales rate:  JUIU) IUIUI"  CI  ail  High sale:  Dermot Chichester 33 26 .)1,0JL,(10/ C o 1913 Simplex Model 50 Victoria, sold at $350,500 Buyer's premium: 17.5% on the first $200,000, plus 10% of amount above $200,000. zak4 Report by Dave Kinney Market opinion in italics he commerce of selling cars can be a challenge at high-end automotive gatherings, and I fully understand the reasons why. If not done correctly, the feel, the attitude and the ambience of the affair can be ruined with the drone of the auctioneer's patter—or worse, by the constant movement of cars when the assembled have spent their money to watch and appreciate motionless beauty. T It's taken some a while to catch on fully, but auctions are a natural fit with concours. Why? Well, the "let's make a weekend of it" spirit of many who come from out of town certainly can't hurt, and it seems that the cars displayed on the concours lawn had to have been bought somewhere, at sometime. Not surprisingly, The Greenwich Concours and Christie's have done it right. This was the inaugural year for Christie's, but because of excellent planning and execution, the fit appeared seamless to this first-time attendee. appears to date from the time of the new body, nice patina. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $47,000. A very good buy on the best Scandinavianbodied Rolls I've ever seen. Oh, wait, it's the only Scandinavian-bodied Rolls I've ever seen. If there were a fairness factor added in an auction report, this result would be the least fair of the weekend. This rebody has the basic makings of a stunningly beautiful Phantom II: it's just that we all know it is perhaps $125,000 away. This was a fun event across the board. The auction itself was small, as only 33 cars were on offer, but the cars that Christie's assembled ranged from the serious to the seriously impaired. A1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, in need of total restoration, brought a whopping $240,500. A 1936 Auburn Boattail speedster brought home an unexpectedly high $246,000. And a 1913 Simplex sold for $350,500. So what of the 1960 King Midget that sold for $2,585? Or the 1980 Gazelle that went home for just $588? The Greenwich Concours is a two-day affair on a late spring weekend, with different cars invited to the Saturday and Sunday events. Access could not have been easier: It was located close to Interstate 95 as well as being only short walk from a commuter train station. 72 #31-1932 MORGAN SUPER SPORT 3-wheeler. S/N LTOWZSD26749SK. White/ black leather. RHD. Rough, mostly complete. Good looking JAP motor hanging out in front, very weak paint, all brightwork is pitted but complete. Worn top, one seat cushion present. 76% Sunday's sale was picture-perfect. The park setting is just off Greenwich harbor, and the constant breeze was a nice complement to the atmosphere. My two days in Greenwich were a delight, and not just because I wasn't the high bidder on the Gazelle. I look forward to next year, and hope the Christie's sale at Greenwich becomes a regular fixture on the auction scene.—D.K. The weather for Saturday's viewing and ENGLISH #12-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II drophead coupe. S/N 71XJ. Eng. #VL 75. Black/creme/black cloth/green leather. RHD. Odo: 39,876 miles. Big 7.7-liter 16, 4-sp. Was originally built as a Kellner-bodied Sedanca; rebodied in the 1950s. Older restoration, lots of flaws are easy to find on medium quality paintwork. Tumacators/semaphors have been filled in, now metal is popping out. Older top is dry, will soon crack. Good chrome. Interior Missing radiator cap, all gaskets are gone. Rotted top, seat is partially missing. Dash is complete, good door panels. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $17,625. Before commissions, this car just made its low estimate, I would have to call this price market-correct. It's worth more in England, and one can almost assume that's where it's headed. #4-1950 JAGUAR MKV saloon. S/N 627490. Eng. #T7359. Light gray/brown leather. Odo: 14,992 miles. Very nicely done restoration, extremely light pitting just starting to appear on some chrome, some would polish out. Excellent paint in a once-popular color, a good choice for originality but a poor #33-1932 ALV1S 12/60 "BEETLEBACK" 3-seater. S/N 3975191131. Green/black vinyl/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 7,306 miles. Alvis Gastley. Fair quality older repaint is now weak and in need of a full recommissioning. Very weak brightwork, lots of pitting and scratches. choice for good looks. Excellent gaskets and glass, sunroof. Very good interior, excellent seats, carpets, very good wood. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. I would agree with the vendor here, this car was too nice to sell for this low .figure. That said, finding a retail buyer for a fully restored MKV Jaguar is not easy, harder still when you consider how little appeal the gray paint has. #14-1951 BENTLEY MARK VI EMPRESS coupe. S/N B92HR. Eng. #B46H. Brewster Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 11,099 miles. Excellent paint but not without flaws, lots of small pinhead-sized divots on the right roof sail panel. Excellent chrome, Cond: 4. SOLD AT $30,550. It seems that presently the three-wheeled Morgans have as much appeal in the old-car crowd as they do in the old motorcycle crowd. With that kind of attraction, this price seems market-correct. Restoration costs are not as substantial as many vehicles of this age, and this car could easily be roadable by this time next year Sports Car Market


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Christie's Greenwich, CT very straight panels. Beautiful leather and wood, very well fitted and correctly done. Last seen at June 2004 Kensington Auction in the Hamptons, NY, where it no-saled at a high bid of $59,000. Zero miles since. (The serial number was listed as B9241, B92HR appears correct.). Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. 1990s restoration, bills totalling approximately $100,000 accompanying the car The Hooper Empress style with its slab-sided body and rounded windshield is nothing if not distinctive. High bid was market-correct. The owner should consider reimportation back to England where it is likely worth close to this price in pounds. #16-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 FHC. S/N 680564. Eng. #W7067-8. Red/tan leather. Odo: 56,061 miles. Plenty of paint flaws, touch-ups, orange peel noted. Chips to trailing edge of fender, one or two blisters. Gaps are better than paintwork issues would Carmen Red/black soft top/red leather. Odo: 23,527 miles. 4-sp, 3.8-liter. Said to have just 1,200 miles since complete restoration five years ago, at a cost of over $95k. It looks quite possible from here. Excellent paint, excellent brightwork, fit and finish are all above par; gaps appear well done. Underhood is clean and largely correct. Good fit and feel to the stockstyle interior. Cond: 1 -. SOLD AT $82,250. Well bought in today's market. By no means a steal, but well done. Purchased by a wellknown collector expect to see this one at a concours soon. FRENCH indicate, good glass and chrome. Interior shows good leather and wood, it all goes back to the quality (or lack thereof) of the paint. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $76,375. What's wrong with this picture? I liked this car despite its obvious cosmetic problems. My thought was it would fail to bring the MilliMUM and perhaps sell for a minor bargain. No such luck: this FHC busted way through even the high estimate and hit a bases-loaded home run for the owner #2-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 SE roadster. SIN S675708. Eng. #F328085. White/black/ black vinyl. Odo: 12,060 miles. 4-sp, 16. Plenty of scars and scratches on the back deck; if you look hard you can find a nick on most panels. Chrome is just good, some plating was Wow 11111111 #7-1913 BUGATTI TYPE 13 replica. S/N 017B5R. Eng. #155. RHD. Rolling chassis, no body present, your basic build-a-bug kit. No obvious problems present except for that "where am I going to find all the needed bits" thing. Some wear to paint, all fittings are as new. Overall, a very nice presentation. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to see this car roadable again. It will, however, take a lot of money. some use. Paint was well applied, some scarring. Underhood clean, not detailed but appears complete. Plexi windscreens need polishing or replacements; very tidy interior has offset seats. Sold with many additional bits, including mechanical and service-related parts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,375. This represents a lot of car for very little money, even if it did make the high end of the estimate. It vintage race car fun for very limited funds; nevertheless not a lot of hope for serious appreciation. #8-1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57 STELVIO cabriolet. S/N 57740. Eng. #349EX57470. Green over creme/tan cloth/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 58,059 km. Fair paintwork is far from concours quality, but shows well despite some chips and nicks. Frameless glass to doors is unusual, some roller marks mar the look. Brightwork and top are very good to excellent. Excellent leather, dash wood is good but far from rich in depth. One of perhaps 660 Type 57 Bugattis built, not including the type 57S models. From the Comey Estate, the car has been owned by the family since 1956. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $211,500. No surprise, neither too cheap nor too expensive. This car was subjected to a freshening rather than a restoration. At some point that restoration looms. GERMAN #5-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL road- Cond: 2. SOLD AT $47,000. Replica chassis built by Alan Wragg in about 1985. More than the usual bitsa-kitsa, as this one had a motor number that matched various components, frame aside. In a perfect world, the person who owns the frame (which apparently still exists in Europe) either bought this car or someday will. Alas, it not a perfect world. #6-1926 AMILCAR CGSS 2-seater road- done without properly finishing the chrome, resulting in underlying pits and some wavy areas. Quite tidy interior shows vinyl (not the cataloged leather) seats, good carpets and dash. Cond: 3 +. SOLD AT $41,125. Mid-estimate sale price, good job done as the car was nice, but not a great example. Sold at a good retail number and both buyer and seller got a good deal. #10-1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I 3.8 roadster. S/N 876642. Eng. #R3850-9. 74 ster. SIN 41188. White/blue cycle wings/black leather. RHD. Odo: 13,929 miles. A very nicely presented example, with a fine patina after good and some pitted. Pirelli P3000 tires appear fresh. Interior is generally clean, well fitted. Blaupunkt AM/FM. Speedometer gauge glass is cloudy. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $47,000. All the money plus. The catalog liked this car a bunch more than I did. It looks a bit like an amateur job throughout. The tires and interior are a high point, never a good sign in a collector car #9-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S cabriolet. S/N 1889205500009. Burgundy/ Sports Car Market ster. S/N 5501716. Eng. #5501747. Gunmetal Gray/black/black. Odo: 58,161 miles. 4-sp. Decent, but far from show quality repaint, some flaws noted, including orange peel and some prep errors. Brightwork is spotty, some


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Christie's Greenwich, CT black/tan leather-piped brown/black. Odo: 5,856 km. Excellent quality restoration. Very good paint over well-restored body, no problems with fit or gaps. Excellent chrome, all the small bits sometimes overlooked have been redone, even the lenses are fresh. Excellent interior, all well fitted and well assembled. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $210,000. Mid- 1990s restoration by marque specialist Klenie of Stuttgart. Even the low bid is in the optimistic range. Yes, I'm aware that this is an excellent restoration. But I'm also aware there is just so much the market will bear. Last seen at BarretJackson Palm Beach 2003, where it was bid to a no-sale of $175k. #32-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL gullwing coupe. SIN 198040-4500167. Eng. #1989804500187. White/green vinyl. Odo: 46,464 miles. Barn-find Benz, in need of a total recommissioning. Older repaint is of poor quality, overspray abounds. Chrome is mostly there but very poor. Good glass. Engine bay is 95% complete, some missing bits. Replacement vinyl interior is poor, but complete. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $240,500. While walking around the display area, I heard numerous conversations that went something like this: "If it looks like this car will sell for the low estimate, we should buy it." Perhaps it the siren song of a well-known commodity such as the Gullwing, perhaps it's just that so many of us are hopeless dreamers. The auction estimates were low enough to promote interest even among the casual Gullwing enthusiasts, a very wise marketing tool. A Christie 's representative told me they had interest in this car from every continent. I'm not surprised, but just want to know the name of the guy in Antarctica who needs a Gullwing. An astonishing result, as last year you could buy a decent example with this money. #11-1973 BMW 3.2 CSL coupe. SIN 2275506. Polaris Silver/black cloth. Odo: 70,831 km. A few rock chips and divots over good to very good paint. Most brightwork is very good, pitting to front turn signals; full stripes, Aero front, rear spoiler and, interestingly, chrome wheel well lips. Windshield 2005 CAROLINA TROPHY THE PREMIER FINANCIAL SERVICES The only American vintage road rally in the grand European Tradition. Five days of competition and camaraderie in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Enter early - space is limited.  September 6-10, 2005 • Asheville, North Carolina has light delamination, interior is original style with light wear. Cover car January 2000 Thoroughbred & Classic Cars magazine. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. I had high hopes for this car reaching its estimate and selling, but no such luck. These rare cars are an important step in the historical evolution of BMW That said, the high bid with added commissions should have been retail. #17-2005 MERCEDES-MCLAREN SLR coupe. SIN WDDAJ76F85M000128. Crystal Galaxite Black/red leather. 5.4-liter V8 with 5-sp auto. Brand new, no flaws noted. Spankin' new Mercedes 626-hp supercar in the flesh and at auction, perpetuating dreams of instant riches by those who believe in the Greater Fool Theory. 4 www.carolinatrophy.com  +1(704) 351 2087  16  Premier Financial Services Sports Car Market


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Christie's Greenwich, CT Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $420,000. How high is up, how much is enough? Looks like there were just not enough mini-Trumps in the house to bring this one home, and my MBNA credit line stopped short at $419,000. Damn! ITALIAN #20-1908 LANCIA ALPHA 4-seat tourer. S/N 102. Eng. #99. Dark red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 2,222 miles. Older restoration. Very good quality paint is giving way, some areas shows light surface rust, some chips and scratches. All glass is tarnished, appears largely correct and AMERICAN #24-1906 OLDSMOBILE MODEL B STRAIGHT DASH runabout. Eng. #50816. Green/yellow. About as bad as an old car can get and still be counted as close to complete. Paint turning into rust on fenders, top has melted back into one large organic piece. No upholstery. No tires, but the wheels are still guidelines. Go for the good, avoid the perfect. This is a restoration that can be completed in a season in someone's garage. there and complete. I wouldn't call this an easy restoration; however, it is still among the most basic of automobiles designed. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $11,750. This sounds very expensive to me as I have recently witnessed earlier curved-dash models that were London to Brighton eligible sell for $30,000 and below. As a blank canvas, it's a good starting point; I would just prefer the paint-by-numbers part already to he filled in. complete. Canvas top is dirty and unlined; wellstyled, however. Older leather is worn through in places, good in others. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $76,375. Purchased by a dealer; expect to see this car on the market quite soon. This is likely the oldest Lancia still existent, and possibly the second car built. The Miller Brothers body is said to be its original coachwork With some freshening and plenty of romancing, this car can be marketed for a significantly higher dollar #23-1957 FERRARI 250 GT ELLENA coupe. S/N 0817 GT. Red/beige vinyl. Odo: 1,368 km. Replacement V12, correct type but not stamped. Paint peeling off in sheets on the hood, wire wheels are rusty and show poorly. Interestingly, the balance of the basics are good and most of the paint remains intact. Complete as a transcontinental reliability tour car, driven from New York City to San Francisco in 1968 by its prior owner, David Tunick. Simplexes are important early cars; I don't disagree at all with this sale's result. It is perhaps $100,000 away from being restored, though it will still be worth the money when finished. chrome, some of it good, but most has pitting. Pirelli Cinturato tires are dry-rotted. Gaskets are mostly good. Mold smell from the interior is overwhelming; very nice but quite incorrect vinyl. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $141,000. As a more than casual follower of the marketplace in old Ferraris. I would have to say I was quite surprised by this high a bid. Knowing that it sold to Europe helps, as the dollar was still lagging on the sale date. Even then it sounds expensive. 78 #21-1921 FORD MODEL T bread van. Eng. #5295523. Black/wood/red/black leather. Poor condition throughout. Used for years as an advertising platform for the local United Way. Old paint is giving way. Brass is dirty, some wood rot to the roof. The last time this car was restored might have been before the first Mustang was built. Not only was the restoration standard much lower, but the trend toward originality was practically nonexistent. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $7,050. I'd have to place this Ford in the well-bought column. There is enough there to re-restore if the new owner firllows some simple stained as well. Most chrome has light pitting, vinyl seats good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,275. This was a very good buy on a desirable body style. There is plenty of room in this Model A, which makes it a perfect fit for a family trip. This car does not need a full restoration; the new owner could have it in shape in less than a month's worth of time and effort. Well done. #15-1931 PACKARD 840 DUAL COWL sport phaeton. S/N 190345. Eng. #190400. Sports Cor Market #34-1913 SIMPLEX MODEL 50 VICTORIA touring. S/N 1100. Red/black fenders/black leather. RHD. Very tired, there has been much use of this car since its much older restoration. Dull paint, brass is off-color, woodwork is holding up well. Top is torn and tattered, but it appears that everything is there and complete. Leather interior is worn and torn. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $350,500. This car has been used #19-1925 FORD MODEL T modified body. S/N 12302553. White/white cloth/red. Poor condition, weak paint, brightwork is pitted and weak. Top is dirty and is in need of replacement. The one person-plus leather seat could be the highight of this completely modified Ford with very limited use and apparently very limited appeal. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $764. Likely the best old-car buy of the day for the sale. It's worth many times the high bid in parts, as an unusual addition to your collection, or as a crowd pleaser at your kid's next birthday party. This group of bidders showed little interest. My own feelings are that the assembled masses looked at it only in terms of potential restoration costs. 1928 FORD MODEL A phaeton. Eng. #A56322. Stone Brown/black fenders/tan cloth/ brown vinyl. Odo: 31,243 miles. Older restoration, well done but far from present day show standards. Paint is holding on well, would look better with a complete detail and buffing. Older top is stained, matching side mount covers are #27 -


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Christie's Greenwich, CT present. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $246,000. There was a lot of pre-auction interest in this car, from both younger and older buyers and from various parts of the planet. As such, it had no trouble busting through the high end of the estimate here. Not at all cheap, expect a fully restored one to bring a good bit more in the fitture. Dark blue/tan cloth/blue leather. Odo: 415 miles. Very nicely presented. Excellent paint, brightwork is excellent as well. Fit and finish to a high standard, well done. Some stains to the top in the rear, should clean up. Dual side mounts have chrome trim, spotlight and windwings. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $146,875. These were said to be the original colors this car was supplied in from the factory. They are not, however pretty colors for today's tastes. It's a shame, but had this car been restored in hues more in tune with today's market, it would have brought more. Very well bought. #26-1931 CADILLAC V12 roadster. Eng. #1002411. Tan/salmon/beige leather. Odo: 48,937 miles. Older restoration. High quality repaint is now showing age wear; it could be resurrected easily if the next user wants a driver. Handsome body style with rumble seat and golf bag door, large Landau irons look good. Chrome #22-1940 MIDGET race car. Red/red vinyl. Built circa-1940s, this is an actual V8powered Midget racer that looks to have had some track time before retirement. Red paint is scarred, showing white paint underneath. Some surface rust, three mag wheels plus one interest; however, because of costs, it's likely a parts car with two tops, which could potentially double its value. Interior has missing seat, torn door panels and mold smell. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $15,275. I thought this car might be bought for under $10,000. At that point it was still within an acceptable range for parts-car value. If it proves to be rust free, it was well bought. If not, most likely a very expensive parts car #1-1964 FORD FALCON FUTURA SPRINT convertible. S/N 4H14F112324. Eng. #3J30H. Light blue/white/blue. Odo: 50,309 miles. Paint and engine were redone in 2003. Good, but not very good, paint with too much overspray and signs of poor prep. Brightwork good, some scratching and pitting. Older top is stained. Underhood tidy but far from detailed. disc. Motor has original Offenhauser heads; the catalog has wisely described the car as an opportunity for a restoration or a parts source. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $10,575. This was the second-most talked about car of the sale, after the Gullwing on offer It was cause fir much speculation and even a few dreamers. Those hoping to purchase on the low end of the estimate were disappointed; this result seems quite fair to me. #25-1940 PACKARD 110 CLUB coupe. S/N 1385-4957. Eng. #34984. Black/tan fabric/vinyl. Odo: 37,996 miles. Much older paint actually shows decently from a distance, poor chrome, rust was found without looking hard. ... , shows pitting, some excessive in places. Interior is not tired, but smells of mold and mothballs. Cond: 3 +. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. This car came to within $5,000 of its estimated low value. I would have let this car go for this bid in a heartbeat. With all the needs showing, as well as the inevitable ones that don't show, $75k plus commissions sounds like retail to me. #29-1936 AUBURN MODEL 852 boattail speedster. S/N 852-35209E. Eng. #GH5349. Black/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 2,904 miles. Supercharged V8. Older restoration, not running at present. Paint has age wear, signs of shrinkage and cracking. Chrome is pitted in places, but appears complete, some is good. Older leather has a good look, but is torn in places. Top is poor but *--I141111 Interior tatty; new carpets would help, but plenty of other issues remain, including poor door panels and weak vinyl to the seats. Correct tach is dashboard-mounted. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,925. One ofjust 626 Falcon Sprint convertibles built in 1964. The Sprint was the top-ofthe-line Falcon with standard 260-ci V8. This car sold for more than I expected. The condition was a nits of things: some bits recently repaired; some to driver standard; and others, like the interior and top, still needing replacement. I'll pay more for a finished example; this one had too many needs yet to be addressed. #30-1980 GAZELLE SSK replica road- ster. White/tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 313 miles. Sold by Classic Motor Carriages, Miami, FL. Ford Pinto drivetrain; these were sold as kits and at times as finished cars. Soso build quality here, some fit issues present. Weathering to exterior and interior. If anyone All gaskets show poorly, good glass. Interior is perhaps from the Fifties, functional but not correct. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,050. I don 't see much hope in restoring this bottom-tier pre-war Packard. Perhaps without the rust it would be worth attempting; I just hope the new owner didn't bite off more than he can chew. #28-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH159469. Black/red leather. Odo: 45,593 miles. 3I2-ci T-Bird Special V8, Holley 4-bbl, auto. Bad everywhere, but visually solid. I've seen examples with rust still draw lv 1,1 cares, this looks like it would be quite easy to fix and drive. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $588. Almost no one cared—this car was bought on a single bid. I've seen much lousier examples sell for ten to twenty times this price. Perhaps this is the downside to having a sophistacated crowd, who frankIv just didn't care to own a Gazelle. The new owner will make plenty of money percentage-wise after he heads down to his state registration bureau for an assigned VIN, as no VIN was present on this car• 81  Sports Car Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA V& 831 Bonhams & Butterfields The George Barris Collection of Kustom, Television and Movie Cars Petersen Automotive Museum Los Angeles, CA May 14, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Malcolm Barber 87 66 76% $1,840,885 Premium: 15% on first $100,000, 10% thereafter zik Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics T yourself—or anything else—too seriously in a setting filled with so many automobile oddities. Take, for example, the General Lee of "Dukes of Hazzard" fame, or a replica of Drag-u-la, the casket-bodied car from the 1960s television show "The Munsters," or perhaps one of the two "Who Cars" on offer from the movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." In the past, the Petersen has played host to Barrett-Jackson auctions. With only limited space, however, the two parted ways amicably. And while B-J has plans for a larger event in the greater Los Angeles area, Bonhams saw the opportunity for a smallerscale auction to fill the void. Bonhams put together a sale featuring many of the cars built by, influenced by, or owned by "King of the Kustomizers," George Barris. As a man who seems to love nothing more than to be the senior spokesman for all things automotive, Barris was in his element. During some of the interviews he gave to the gathered television and radio media, I witnessed Barris deftly turn the process around. He began to question the interviewers, all the while doggedly staying on point about the auction itself. At times he invited others into the interviews, happy to share the spotlight with co-workers, friends and some of the people who actually built, rebuilt or created those cars that carry his name. he first-ever Bonhams sale held at the Petersen Museum was not only a solid first effort, it was also a very good time. It's tough to take Though sales totaled $1,840,885, only two cars sold above the $100,000 mark—a Rolls-Royce Comiche Turbo formerly 84  Lot 878A, 1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche Turbo, S109,250 owned by Michael Jackson, and a futuristic "hero" car built for a movie that was never to be. A "hero" car, I discovered, is a car with an important role in a movie, serving as more than just a casual background piece. Though the two cars were similar only in that each had four wheels and one motor, both brought the same $109,250 final sale price. One of the best buys of the day, however, was a retired Winston Cup race car in Richard Petty livery, signed by the King himself. Without drivetrain, it sold for a cheap $6,900. The focus of this sale was clearly on the movie and TV cars. The lots had varying degrees of authenticity and actual screen time. All the cars from "The Fast and The Furious," and its sequel, "2 Fast 2 Furious," attracted both attention as well as respectable sales amounts. Television cars from the 1960s, '70s and '80s were all the rage among spectators, even if at first glance the sales results might indicate otherwise. It would be wise to keep in mind that some cars were one-offs, while others, like the General Lee, shared billing with clones built for the same show. The Petersen is a great automotive resource and it's good to see its continued growth as a venue for automotive events. I'd like to see this Bonhams event become an annual affair, and I hope it will grow in size as well as importance on the calendar.—D.K. ENGLISH #864 - neglect. Wood veneer on dash is cracking, sun visors are in the front foot well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,975. This car will be quite easy for the new owner to resurrect; let's hope they don't go too hot and heavy with costs. At this point a major cleaning and perhaps a light re-dye to the leather is all that is needed. The Panthers are real cars that deserve more respect than they currently get. This was a fair price for an essentially new example. #878A 1975 ROLLS ROYCE TURBO - - CORNICHE coupe. S/N CRD22188. Black/ tan leather. Odo: 75,751 miles. Good paint, evidence of what appears to be environmental damage, some light spots. Good chrome, no flaws seen. Wear to the seats is typical of the 1957 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I sedan. S/N ALC 17. Eng. # C16A. White/gray vinyl. RHD. Odo: 40,910 miles. Long-wheelbase with divider. Poor paint with plenty of flaws, including orange peel; lots miles, excellent wood, overall tidy interior—no one held a sleepover in here. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $109,250. Former owner Michael Jackson. About $65,000 more than an "everyday" Corniche convertible would bring; that 's a lot for a turbo. Said to be a one of a kind, how about more info here —did someone pay too much, or has a Jacko fan found his holy grail? GERMAN #869 - 1979 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE of overspray at gaskets. Most chrome has pitting, in some places it's bent. Vinyl to interior is of poor quality, wood is bad in places. Sad, forlorn. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $31,050. Despite the overly optimistic estimates, this car sold for a bit more than I expected. The long wheelbase really helps; perhaps someday this car will be worth restoring, just not yet. #864A 1973 PANTHER J 72 roadster. SN - - 5153L. Dark blue/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 2,290 miles. A very good Panther with original paint, most of the chrome is good but could use polishing. Cracked windscreen, good Plexi windwings. No power steering or air conditioning—the two options you want with a Panther. Original Avon tires show little wear. Leather seats show poorly, much damage through This car has likely never seen a wash, much less a detail. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,950. A bit more than I would have paid, but with a rustfree body and these few miles, I suppose the new owner got a ride she will enjoy for a lot less than any new convertible. Sports Car Market convertible. S/N 1582020076. White/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 5,783 miles. Dirty throughout despite the low miles. Stock except added alarm, lower body striping and Ansen mag wheels. Factory Blaupunkt AM/FM radio.


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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA #828-1998 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE coupe. S/N 3VWBB61C2WM042509. Yellow/ black vinyl. Odo: 5,706 miles. Lots of dents to the hood area; perhaps scads of admiring kids jumped on it at some point. Full exterior Pokemon graphics. Interior is as-new with the noted to the graphics and special effects. Said to have been built for the third movie, equipped with a light to make the car appear to levitate when used in front of a blue screen. Cond: 3. restoration, still looks quite good. Cond: 2 . - exception of bunches of stuffed toys and a scale model of the car in residence. Cond: 2 -. SOLD AT $11,500. One of a handful of such vehicles built to promote the popular Pocket Monsters, it looks as if the graphics and added horns and fin brought perhaps a $4,000 bounce over retail. Park it for another 20 years and some nostalgic 30-year-old might hand you a profit, but! doubt it. IRISH #821-1981 DELOREAN DMC-12 gullwing coupe. S/N SCESCEJT26R8BD002831. Stainless/black leather. Odo: 11,557 miles. Full "Back to the Future" treatment. Some wear SOLD AT $40,250. SCM Gold database listing shows one "tribute" car, built by a "Back to the Future" fan, as selling two years ago for $22,140. This tricked-out DeLorean, in similar condition, brought quite a bit more. Three differences.. The recent death of John DeLorean has brought more attention to the marque; two years have passed and the market is stronger; and this one was a real prop car Pick any two to explain the difference in price. JAPANESE #812-1966 YAMAHA BATCYCLE motorcycle. Black/white/red/black. Odo: 1,186 miles. An original Batcycle. Very good paint and chrome, wear is age-related. Fairing is made of heavy fiberglass; the Boy Wonder's small sidecar-mounted go-kart has some cracking to the vinyl. Appears to have had some recent Craig Brady 's Investment Motorcars Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Toll Free13813-13135-26515 twwww_investmentrnotorcairs.net Always Buying, Selling, Trading & Consigning 1963 Sunbeam Tiger "Prototype", this is the Ken Miles 1st ever Prototype Tiger, 260 V-8 w/2 Spd. Automatic, #1 condition, fabulous documentation & provenance. Own a piece of history. $69,500. SOLD AT $51,750. Purchased by the Petersen for their collection, they plan to display it next to the Batmobile they presently own. Said to have been built in April 1966 by Kustomotive, this was identified by a previous owner as Hero #1 of 2 built. Sold with a custom trailer perhaps a $4,000 bonus. #841-1993 MAZDA RX-7 coupe. S/N JM1FD331XP0205368. Coral Red/silver/saddle leather. Vin Diesel's ride in "The Fast and the Furious." Excellent paint, excellent graphic pinstripes by Tommy Otis. Dent in edge of driver's door. Interior sports lots of real and prop gauges, 1963 Chevy Corvette Split Window "Fuelie" Coupe, factory Tuxedo Black w/Saddle Tan Leather, 4 Spd ; PW, knock-off's, $10k concours paint, gorgeous! Prices are only going up on these. $89,500. 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible, Candy Apple Red w/Black Pony interior, rare Factory A/C & 4 Spd. car w/25 options, C code, perfect restoration, brand new! Call for details. $42,500. 1970 Shelby GT-500 Convertible, a real Candy Red GT-500 w/Marti Report, 62K miles, Automatic, AM 8 Track, PS, PB, Power top, in the Registry, restored & perfect, by far the best one available. $179,500. 1975 Porsche Carrera Targa, 1 of 174 Targas made, 1 of 36 w/Gold on Black paint scheme, 5 Spd ; A/C, perfect records from new, 54K miles, featured in 'Porsches for the Road' book from 1980. $29,500. 86 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, Tan leather/black suede inserts, 57K miles, last of the Spiders w/5 Spd ; A/C, pw, pm, all books & tools, this is one of the best and most reliable Alfas imported. $17,500. 1993Jaguar)U-220,LemansBlue,Grayleather,"Fast Masters" winning car w/Bobby Unser driving, 2500 miles, very documented w/great provenance, muscle car or other exotic car trades welcome. $179,500. Spas Car Market


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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA seat covers over very tired leather. Sunroof Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,250. Somewhere, someday, this will seem very, very cheap. Looking at it now, however; it 's a worn-out RX-7 that might have trouble fetching 10 grand on a used-car lot, if notfor its movie fame. "Fast and Furious" is an important movie to an entire generation of gearheads, and they are just starting to buy serious cars now #848-1995 NISSAN SKYLINE coupe. Silver/blue/green suede leather. RHD. From "2 Fast 2 Furious." Fair quality silver paint over previous yellow job, obviously done for the camera and not for close up viewing. Decent graphics are taped on, Plexiglas windshield, no Petersen; perhaps they have a plan to restore the car to its original state. As a forgettable prop from a forgettable movie, it will be worth more that way. A lot more. #815-1946 FORD roadster. Red/white vinyl. "Grease Lightning." Full custom, added fins are perhaps four feet high. Good paint, hood is made of plexi to display the dual carb V8. Good chrome, no top present. Back seat has a hard tonneau cover, now used as a storage area. years to complete) with very nice interior by Gabe. I would have to agree with the catalog's description of "breathtaking." Though it 's not my style, I loved the craftsmanship and quality throughout. Okay, it was parked in a dark place, but still... #800-1955 CHEVROLET 150 coupe. S/N 55B182462. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 38,284 miles. Moderate quality paint, lots of bodywork evident underneath. Good chrome, deep dish chromed reverse mags. Full roll cage added, auto transmission with floor shift is not a 1950s unit. Interior is worn but complete, not stock. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $25,300. Despite wipers. Three wheels match, one OZ unit does not. Full roll cage, Sparco seat, no passenger seat—that's where the triple nitro bottles are. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $18,400. Lots of money for a RHD import you can never license. But once again, as a prop, it 's an extremly well-known car from a movie with huge box office appeal. Well bought. AMERICAN #806-1921 DODGE TRUCK. Primer gray/ black vinyl. "Beverly Hillbillies" car. Was aged to look worn and beat up, must have been an easy assignment. Barrels tied to the running boards, Granny's rocker has a crocheted throw on it. Suitcases, milk cans, the works. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $55,200. Original truck for the TV show was an Oldsmobile; this one was modified Very plain interior is fitted in a fair manner, could be better. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $88,550. Used by John Travolta and Olivia NewtonJohn in the final scene of the film "Grease." Great film heritage but likely one of the ugliest 1946 Ford "Kustoms" ever conceived. This image was licensed to toy companies; no doubt hundreds of thousands were built. Bought by the Petersen. #814-1951 MERCURY CONVERTIBLE. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 1,599 miles. Ford V8, customized by Dick Dean. Very good paint, chrome is mostly good but some has dents. No windows, windshield only. Tonneau covers the entire back seat area, well done vinyl. Late some conflicting information in the catalog, this is likely one of the three 1955 Chevy 150 coupes seen in the film "American Grafitti," the vehicle driven by Harrison Ford. This was the one used in the roll-over scene, since rebuilt by Jim Johnson, who happily pointed out the dents still visible on the roof as well as the largely Bondo rear quarters. A #2 price for a #4 car, but very cool bragging rights at cruise nights. #802-1958 PLYMOUTH FURY coupe. S/N LP2L34589. Red/silver/tan vinyl/cloth. Odo: 74,805 miles. Excellent paint, full aftermarket tinted glass. Most chrome is excellent, some has light pitting. Good glass, some gaskets are weak. Very nice interior has added speakers in the door and something I have never seen: an added to look like it. One of the most recognizable and viewed images from 1960s television, this truck was not used in the TV show but rather in the recent movie. One of two built for the movie, this one was the 6-cylinder, not the one used in the monster truck scene with a V8. Not cheap, but perhaps worth it for a museum. #818-1935 LINCOLN 4-door open. Black/ black vinyl. Odo: 37,632 km. Made to look as if it were a Nazi staff car for the movie "Rat Race," starring Jon Lovitz. Good paint, good chrome. The rear section of the car is made of fiberglass mated to the original steel. Fair chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,600. Purchased by the 88  model steering wheel, well done interior with contemporary hot rod gauges. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,200. One of two similar cars built for David Lee Roth 's 1985 video "California Girls." This is the #2 exhibition car. Likely bought well below the cost of building another. If you wanted a rock-and-roll video prop, not a bad choice. #879-1951 MERCURY CUSTOM coupe. Deep purple/tan leather. Odo: 6,604 miles. Chopped-top lead sled. Excellent paint and brightwork. Full custom, no bodywork seams or flaws show through. Beautifully done interior could be from a Detroit show car, excepting the billet-style steering wheel. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $106,000. Boyd Coddington-built in the early 1990s (said to have taken three transmission console on the floor to replace or supplement the pushbutton unit on the dash. Cond: 3 +. SOLD AT $39,100. A "Christine" used for promotional purposes, which I assume could be construed as anything from a worldwide to a one-time showing to George Barris' friends. Never any movie use. Much cheaper than the $167,400 brought at the 2004 BarrettJackson Palm Beach sale; however; its lack of camera time here was little help. #827-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA sedan. S/N 11839L109266. Light blue/rust/blue Sports Car Market


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interior is mild, not radical. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,600. Photos from earlier dates show many changes to the bodywork through the years. A true Southern California custom, lots of magazine articles about the car were included in the sale. History, but not frozen in time. #832 1964 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD - vinyl. Odo: 39,337 miles. Beat up, worn out. Primer to driver side rear door, lots of chrome missing. Poor repaint, paint is missing from the roof. Much of the upholstery is torn back, older vinyl seat covers over cloth seats, carpets eaten away. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,300. Hey, wait a minute! That rust on the roof is really paint. It's the "hero" car from the 2002 Hawaii surfer movie "Blue Crush," starring Kate Bosworth. She is seen driving the car in numerous scenes. Bought on one bid by me, despite the $10k to $201c estimate. I figure there is plenty of profit left even after transporting it cross-country. Hopefully it has been sold on eBay by the time you read this. As a car, it's not worth much. As a prop from a popular film, I'm betting it's worth a bunch more. #872 1963 BUICK RIVIERA custom - coupe. S/N 7J1002276. White to Tangerine fade/ tan/gold vinyl. Odo: 76,990 miles. Excellent quality paint to this slammed full custom; it sits perhaps three inches off the ground. Some body work showing underneath, excellent chrome. Custom work to rear quarters gives a great look, but creates quite a blind spot. Excellent custom sedan. White/tan & white vinyl. Odo: 48,521 miles. Very good paint, not show quality, but easily good enough for a driver. Some overspray, good glass, gaskets have largely been replaced. Very nice two-tone vinyl interior is of a recent vintage, not correct but a very good "When you need the job done right" look. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,100. Last seen with Leonardo DiCaprio behind the wheel in the recent film "Catch Me If You Can." DiCaprio is a huge box office draw, perhaps 30% of this bid can be chalked up to his star power The new owner got a decent Cadillac with a great story, not a bad deal all around. #867 1965 CADILLAC DEVILLE con- vertible. S/N F5158965. Gold/white vinyl/ white leather/gold cloth. Odo: 32,698 miles. Built in 1986 for the Elvis Presley Cosmetics Company, EP Cosmetics. Here is an "Elvis" Any Car Any Year THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE Anywhere Cadillac that Elvis never saw. Full custom, lots of touches E.P. would have liked. Most chrome is now gold-plated, unneeded things like wipers LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS 1# 1 Iry ..JAktiikizs WC, R L COW I DE TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com September 2005  www.AutomobileInspections.rom Automobile Inspections LLC, Hartford, CT USA Telephone: 860 456 4048 Fax: 860 423 6260 89


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Bonhams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA are missing. Runs and drives and has a heftysounding exhaust leak. Interior features lots of half-size guitars, fake fur, TVs. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. One of only 2,125 Eldorado Convertbles built in 1965. I'm at a loss for words here—it's an Elvis car that 's not an Elvis car (no surprises there), but it does have an Elvis connection. Let's just call the bid price fair and leave it at that. #811-1966 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL sedan. S/N Y253313589. Black/black vinyl/black fur. Odor 77,467 miles. Black-out tint windows. Decent paint, decent brightwork. "Green Hornet" door labels appear to be laminated color copies. The plastic add-on pieces have all faded and are brittle in places. As with most cars at the sale, no wipers. Interior appears tidy, lots of age and wear present. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $23,000. Another "one of a few" cars, this one appears to have no film credits to its name. Built by Dick Dean and said to have been restored by Barris. Used as a promotional car again, whatever that means. #826-1966 CHRYSLER NEWPORT convertible. SN CL27868243259. White/burgundy vinyl. Odor 32,161 miles. Quickie paint job to an original survivor, chrome is weathered, trim is the same. Interior is original and aged, good seats, good carpet. Very cool add-on Chrysler air conditioner. #1 Hero car from the film "Grand Theft Parsons," the dashboard is signed by stars Christina Applegate, Mike Shannon and Johnny Knoxville. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,500. Perhaps a $4,000 premium paid for the movie history here, I would have expected a Newport in this condition to sell for well under $10,000. Newports are an almost forgotten collectible, though they are good full-sized cars with a good look and a reputation for running almost forever Had this car been nicer it could have easily brought into the mid-teens. #836-1966 PONTIAC CATALINA 2+2 coupe. S/N 254376C113074. Creme yellow/ black vinyl. Odor 55,420 miles. Very clean 2+2 with eight-bolt wheels, Tri-Power carbs, redline tires, and added underdash air conditioning. Excellent repaint, excellent chrome. Trim and glass is excellent, interior is not as new but very sharp. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,500. A very likable car, with factory air, this would have been console has lights, switches and a boost gauge. Total nitro setup with two large bottles, Moon fuel tank where the passenger seat would be. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $39,100. Catalog description tries to make it clear "This was not the car that was flipped and crashed, but rather the car a keeper for life. If you like the shape and style of the large Pontiacs of the 1960s, this is one of the ones to have. Price paid seems fair; not many of these remain. #842-1968 DODGE CHARGER coupe. SN XP29G8B302119. Black/black vinyl race seat. Odor 95,160 miles. Blown motor visible through the hood is a prop unit—not even a hint of real. Good paint; bodywork appears to be lumpy in places, but not too bad. Fair chrome. Interior is full of prop bits and switches, custom We .qele azeaind, and kivedttneal OtAPP GIPPOit Cealdieid: 1947 Ford Pick-Up 1955 Chevy Streetrod 1955 Ford Victoria Ferrari GTO When a certain English collectors GTO racecar reached a value of S9 million he parked it and had this car built to race in its place Owned at one point by John Calley. Director of The DaVino Code this particular racecar beat track times of the original GTO it was commissioned to emulate A car with a great story and perfect in every detail according to Ferrari experts SRO.A. 1967 Shelby GT 500 Fastback No expense was spared on this todie-for Red Shelby with LeMans stripes. completed less than 200 miles ago This absolutely correct car has the 428 Police Interceptor motor. dual 4-barrel 600 CFM Hollys. 4-speed T-10 Top Loader transmission, cool factory Stewart Warner gauges. and the list goes on Could be the finest on the market today. $RO.A. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC This Rosso Red coupe is perfectly original with only 30.000 gentle miles This original GTC is 1 of only 600 produced meticulously maintained and a wonderful driver. $140,900 Only $1,231/mo. (7°,, APR, 144 mos., OAC)* 1960 Porsche 356B 'Outlaw' 1962 Fuel-Injected Corvette 1963 Corvette Split-Window 1964 327 Corvette Roadster 1964 Lincoln Continental 1966 Corvette Coupe 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1970 Mustang Convertible 1972 Mere Woody Wagon 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS Arriving Soon! 1957 Ferrari 250 TDF 14-louver 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4-cam 1972 Ferrari Daytona Coupe 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • (949) 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www.familyclassiccars.com 'These calculations assume 15% down and are subject to credit approval Financing provided by Woodside Credit


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Bon hams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA used for the motorcycle street race and the final drag race scene." As a long-term investment— okay, perhaps the next 20 years only—this car must be at least gold-plated. I could envision use not only as a static display at a museum, but also a ticket to the paid show circuit, producing a small revenue stream for the owner One of the best buys at this auction, this car appeals to multiple generations of "Fast and Furious" fans. #849-1968 CADILLAC DEVILLE convertible. Copper/red vinyl/maroon/tan leather. Odo: 90,830 miles. Another from "2 Fast 2 Furious." Good quality paint, good chrome. Mild custom, looks like work was started from a good donor; some chips and use wear. 20-inch ounce of promotional juice out of this one. Worth the price. #870-1970 FORD XL coupe. S/N OU60H106641. Wimbledon White/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 88,720 miles. A/c, survivor car. Some chips and filler in spots on generally good body. Good glass, some aging to gaskets. Excellent vinyl roof. Car Museum in Daytona Beach, FL. Another of the more than 200 "official" General Lees built, not counting those made for the Dukes of Hazzard movie. Not a lot survived. If you watched over 10 minutes of any episode, you'll know why.  #851-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER coupe. S/N JH23C0E142880. Go Mango/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 294 miles. Good paint, usual gap issues to the doors and hood seem even worse here. Excellent vinyl top, decent chrome. Good quality to the restored interior, no wear noted, but some trim is loose. "Go Mango" Orange, rally gauges with Tic Toe Tach, American Racing Torq Thrust mags. Giovanna wheels with Toyo tires. Interior is done in an unusual two-tone, looks good and professionally executed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,000. Used in a memorable scene in "2F2F, " this car could be returned easily to a more stock appearance if desired by the new owner Price paid seems quite reasonable, as this is a car with dual usage: drive it and enjoy, or show it as a movie car from the recent past. #801-1969 AUBURN REPLICA roadster. S/N DMV64756CA. Pink/black cloth/tan leather/pink fur. Odo: 4 miles. Ford engine. Quite good paint, very good chrome. Chrome wire wheels show some rust, right side is missing its centers. Leather has aged, door panels are good. Overall, has the look of a well-used example, not Some waviness to sides. Excellent interior, seats with Comfortweave vinyl look better than miles would indicate. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,200. Original list price for this car was $4,589.75, including $1,159 worth of options. Not the most exciting choice for a collector car but lots of bang for the buck A full detail with perhaps an additional $800 spent for new parts would make this car shine. I say well bought. #873-1970 FORD MUSTANG MACH I fastback. SN OTO5H151773. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 21,968 miles. Cleveland 351, 250 hp. Fair to poor quality repaint, plenty of problems noted—a quickie job over poor prep. Chrome is complete and good, good sports slats to back Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $95,000. The car was restored after its use in "2 Fast 2 Furious," and the 426 Hemi was recently built by Hemi George. Lots of recent show apperances, including Mopar At The Strip in Las Vegas. Before investing the big bucks here, I would want to have a marque specialist crawl all over this one. It could easily be worth more than the high bid. #863-1970 BARRIS CAMPBELL V8 roadster. S/N 101. White/white. Odo: 118 miles. Rather like a custom-bodied early Excalibur, only without the panache. Looks to be largely original paint, the vegetables are hand painted over a good white base. Cycle fenders are attached to the wheels by a giant stamped V8 structure. Some fiberglass delamination to at all like a virgin. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $52,900. Used as Madonna's car in the movie "Dick Tracy." Lots of interest both in the house and over the phone. I thought the estimate was set much too high here, others thought differently as it went to the high end. At twice what one can pay for a similar Auburn replica, star power pays off this time. #805-1969 DODGE CHARGER coupe. S/N XP29N0G131814. Hemi Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 27,336 miles. Another General Lee; good paint and chrome, some has light pitting. Black bucket seat interior with console, driver's side door does not work from the outside; the Dukes just slid in the windows, anyhow. SOLD AT $57,500. Built by Barris and described as the #2 exhibition-only car formerly at the Klassix 92  right rear fender, most chrome is decent. V8 can centers to mag wheels, also V8 can shift knob. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $48,300. Pop culture meets pop art, George Barris goes to the bank One of the better known Barris images, this car was driven on the stage of "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" in its heyday. Campbell's soup, owners of V8 Juice, squeezed every last window, rear spoiler shows some scars. Very good dash. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $27,600. It was listed in the catalog as a less pricey 1971 Mustang; someone caught the misprint and corrected it on the salesroom notice. Also listed as a frame-off restoration—no one caught that one, however Not very nice anywhere, but most likely worth the bid. #803-1975 FORD GRAN TORINO coupe. SN 5830H10570. Red/white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 89,642 miles. "Starslcy and Hutch" movie—also was used in the original TV show, hitches for camera equipment are mounted on the front end under the massive bumper. This AIDA was the car that was used for the close-up shots of the actors in the car. Ansen slotted mag wheels. Good paint, some scratches visible Sports Car Market


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AMOSPa77' DESIGNS IN ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE COUPE, 1967 Dubonnet Rosso with Tan leather interior and Beige carpeting. Restored, LHD. 5-speed manual ZF transmission. This DB6 has just finished a complete cosmetic restoration, all exterior, interior and chrome has been redone. The mechanicals, chassis and suspension have been serviced, maintained and uprated in various areas by a wellknown Aston Martin marque specialists $159,000.00 FERRARI 330 GTC,1968 Fly Yellow with Black leather interior, a/c, full restoration performed by Junior Conway. exceptional in every respect. It is complete with all history, records, books and tools. Numerous concour awards, without a doubt one of the finest if not the finest in the world, worth every penny. cannot be duplicated. $240,000.00 for more information at: +631-425-1555, fax: +631-425-6185 FOR OUR UP- Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold TO- ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE COUPE, 1966 Fiesta Red with Tan leather interior, Tan carpeting, Restored 1999 by marque specialists, 5-speed manual ZF transmission, RHO. This is a rare factory original Vantage specification 066. engine rebuilt-upgraded to 4.2 liter & unleaded cylinder head by RSW, Harvey Bailey handling kit and Konis shock absorbers, FSH. Superb throughout. $149,000.00 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER, 1958 Silver with Black, this Speedster has been completely restored and updated to Speedster GT cosmetic specifications at a cost of $125,000.00 over the past four years by a well-known Porsche specialist. Absolutely stunning in all respects, this Speedster is ready for show or road use. $129,000.00 Aston Martin 087 Vantage Coupe, 2003, Cairngorn Grey/Tan, 2k miles, 6-opt ... $110,000.00 Aston Martin Vanquish, 2002, Solway Grey/St. James Red, 3k miles, Fl  Aston Martin 0B7 Vantage Coupe, 2002, Silver/Black, 16k miles, 6-spd  Aston Martin 087 Vantage Coupe, 2001, Green/Parchment, 12k miles, Auto  Aston Martin Virage Cpe, 1991, Cornish Silver/Tan, 17k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante, 1988, Red/Magnolia, 7k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1987, Mason Black/Black, 35k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1986, Litchfield Black/Black, 16k miles, 5-apt  Aston Martin V8 Vantage Coupe, 1984, Red/Tan, 5-speed  Aston Martin, 1975 V8 Vantage Coupe, White/Black, Restored, 5-spd  Aston Martin DBS, 1968, Cumberland Grey/Black, Restored, 5-apt  $187,000.00 $95,000.00 $94,850.00 $75,000.00 $135,000.00 $89,000.00 $95,000.00 $97,000.00 $74,000.00 $55,000.00 ASTON MARTIN DB SHORT CHASSIS VOLANTE, 1965 Winchester Blue with Blue leather interior and Blue Mohair convertible top, complete concour restoration. 5-speed ZF transmission, LHD. This matching numbers example was stripped to its bare components for full restoration and rebirth in total, it is better than new. Engine rebuilt 10 4.2 liter, cylinder head to modem lead free standards, the gearbox and all remaining mechanicals were renewed, conversion from original RHO specifications to LHD, no stone was len unturned! This Short Chassis Volante is ready for either concour or touring pleasure, it is perfect throughout and 1 of only 37 Short Chassis Volante's originally manufactured, absolutely superb. $P.O.A. ASTON MARTIN DB5 COUPE, 1964 Fiesta Red with Black leather interior. LHD, 4-speed with overdrive arid chrome wire wheels. This 085 is in restored condition, it is complete with books and tools and will be a welcomed addition to any automobile collection. $255,000.00 Aston Martin 0136 Coupe, 1966, Cotwold Blue/Grey, Restored, LHD, 5-spd  Aston Martin, 1964 085 Coupe, Navy Blue/Tan, 5-opt, RHO  Ferrari 360 Modena Coupe, 2001, Titanium/Black, ilk miles, Fl  Ferrari 355 Spider, 1997, Fly Yellow/Black, 9k miles, 6-speed  Ferrari 365 ST 2+2, 1968, Silver/Black, Completely restored  Ferrari 212 Touring Coupe, 1951, Touring Blue, Show Winner, x-Hawthorn  Maserati ST Coupe, 2005, Blue Med./Navy, delivery miles, 6-speed  Pontiac GTO Convertible, 1967, Regimental Red/Red/White top, The Best!  Porsche 911 RS Replica, 1973, White w/Blue graphics, 2.7 liter,  Restored as original Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet, 1963, Red/Tan, Restored  $159,000.00 $159,000.00 $145,000.00 $98,000.00 S82000.00 $970,000.00 $95,000.00 $95,000.00 $79,000.00 $69,000.00 203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA, PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 DATE INVENTORY & INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY & SERVICES VISIT US AT ws4w.autosportdesigns.com Brutally powerful Fast To drive America's first true sports car required strong arms and steady nerves This and 100 other rare cars and cycles will be on display on on the Veteran's Green in There will also be fine food classical music lectures a fashion show, and a tent just for kids And all this benefits For information www fairfieldcountyconcours com Yellow. But to race it, you had to be anything but.


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Bon hams & Butterfields Los Angeles, CA and a chip to the rear of the hood. Good glass, gaskets are very dry. Some chrome has scarring. Interior shows very well. Cond: 2 -. SOLD AT $37,950. Bought by an SCM subscriber With both TV and movie roles, the expectations here were quite high with pre-sale estimates of between $75,000 and $85,000. At the end of the day, this car might prove to be a bit of a bargain; the design and colors will remain instantly recognizable to many generations. #808-1978 PONTIAC FIREBIRD coupe. S/N 2W87K8L136064. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 58,970 miles. Weak paint has lots of cracks, no T-tops as pictured in the catalog photo. Paint - Cond: 3 +. SOLD AT $6,900. Cheap, cheap, cheap. I should have raised my hand and put this one in my garage. It's a perfect car to fit on the inside roof and impress (or horrify, even better) the neighbors. As a pusher, its uses are limited, but it's a real car; real cheap, and it will never leak #819-1994 BARRIS FLINTMOBILE open. Redwood/leopard print/fake fur. This Flintmobile was built for promotional use at Universal Studios. It was distinguished from the other Flintmobiles by its red tones—as a has lots of chips and scrapes, some stripes are turning color. Good glass has aftermarket tint, gaskets are starting to go. Interior shows overall wear. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $23,000. Sony, George, but this "test car" had the weakest provenance of any Barris car seen this weekend. Yes, it is represented as being owned by Barris, but it looks to me more like a black Firebird with the "Smokey and The Bandit" look. But it was good enough to catch someone who was not paying close attention. #807-1984 PONTIAC FIREBIRD K.I.T.T. S/N 1G2AW87G6EL2418L. Black/T-top/tan cloth. Odo: 21,012 miles. K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand), the talking car from "Knight Rider." K.I.T.T. might want you to know that the paintwork is now pretty lousy, with tons of orange peel, lots of runs. Good glass, the talking dash is cut out and the original one remains. interior. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,850. When used in the movie "Hollywood Homicide," this car was silver and was shot in many scenes around L.A. It sold at the low end of the price spectrum, as someone got a good buy on a decent car; despite the color change. #816-2005 MUNSTER DRAG-U-LA cas- ket. Gold/clear Plexi/purple velour. Excellent quality throughout. Very well-done replica of the Munsters' car. Excellent brightworlc, runs and drives, and makes plenty of noise through the organ pipe exhaust. Built by Jim Johnson and Keith Dean, Dick Dean's talented son. a--c=skx opposed to brown tones—in the wood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,400. Built on a golf cart chassis, this one actually runs and drives. An interesting prop, limited use except for promotions, or perhaps distracting fellow golfers out on the links. #835-1999 FORD CROWN VICTORIA taxi cab. S/N 2FAFP7W9YX19205. Orange/ grey. Odo: 35,868 miles. Likely the world's only Crown Vic taxi with a whale-tail spoiler and quad coffee-can exhaust. Some orange peel on medium quality repaint, some dents, cracking to fiberglass spoiler. Interior has NYC-style protective barrier between passenger and driver, Finished one week before this sale, still fresh as new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $51,750. Appears to be a quite faithful replica of the original, only the motor is sourced differently from the one you might remember from the 1960s TV show. As an almost one-of-kind toy, it's a bit expensive, but as a draw for an attraction, still quite cheap. Compare this price to your standard built-lastweek hot rod, and it becomes quite a bargain. #823-2000 WHO CAR WHO VILLE PUBLIC WORKS truck. Green. Kind of beatup, this one is a pusher with no motor. Inside is open to the floor; someone could get inside and push it. All fiberglass and smoked plexi, some cracks and loose fit to the door. Used as a public Cond: 3. SOLD AT $69,000. Interesting story with this car—the high bidder can pick it up for another month as Barris has contracted it out for use in an upcoming Adam Sandler movie, thus adding to its movie heritage. No, you don 't get to keep the money from the shoot; however, it will be given to you with the K.LTT dash reinstalled in the car One of a handful of KITT Firebirds built, not cheap but not a hateful price either #868-1986 PONTIAC WINSTON CUP RACE CAR fastback. Petty Blue. No engine, retired racer. Good quality paintwork on the fiberglass shell, correct style livery with Plexi windows. Signed by Richard Petty above the driver's area. Full race car interior still shows Moroso gauges, racing seat and full roll cage. 94 console contains stunt props. Momo steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $21,850. Built for and extensively used in, the movie "Taxi," starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. This is the Hero car, looks to have been well-built for scenes shot throughout Manhattan. Likely sold for a _fraction of the build cost. I'm not sure that makes it a good deal, but it sure would be fun to have for a weekend in NYC. #838-2002 FORD SALEEN MUSTANG convertible. S/N 1FAFP45X82F182258. Lipstick Red Metallic/black vinyl/graphite leather. Supercharged model S-281. Recent repaint from the original silver color. Excellent paint, a top-notch color change. Some chips to door edge, very good trim. Light wear to works truck in the movie, seen placing a giant star on top of a Christmas tree in the opening scene. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,300. I would not buy a Whoville car; not even if it had a bar I would not try to bring it home, in my garage it would feel alone. And i f I bought this Whoville car my wife would have me move afar And even though the price was cheap, I don't want the damn thing. So there.• Sports Car Market


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Mecum Belvidere, IL MECUM 18th Annual Rockford Spring Classic Boone County Fairgrounds Belvidere, IL May 26-30 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Number sold:  Sales rate.  Sales total:  High sale:  Mark Delzell, Mike Hagerman and Jim Landis 773 425 55% 51 5,620,147 Lot X5, 1971 Hemi 'Cuda, sold at $735,000 Buyer's premium: $300 on lots up to $5,499 ; $500 on lots $5,500 to $9,999; and 5% on lots $1 0,000 and up. By Daniel Grunwald Market opinions in italics T his Mecum sale has always been a harbinger of the spring collector season in Illinois, and this year was no exception. The collection of muscle cars brought under the gavel here has grown in price and importance every year, making this sale one of the major market barometers in the auction business. The full five days of selling saw more than 700 cars hammered down, for a total of over $15m. expect a fair percentage of them to be below-average, low-dollar specials, as well as reruns from previous days and other sales. That was not the case here. Low-quality cars don't bring the kind of dollars or repeat customers needed to grow an event of this caliber. This year also saw a special invitation preview party with food and drink similar to Arizona's January events. Not as elaborate, mind you, but a first for Rockford, and quite unusual in the Midwest. And the food was good, too. With that kind of volume-one would COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS Mecum let the cars leave the farm." It appears that even good planning and experience cannot always overcome Murphy's Law in the auction business. Mecum is a family affair that includes Dana Mecum's sons and even his great-aunt Dorothy, who guards the financial arena and keeps folks in line. She started with Dana at his first sale and is still there today. The crew works hard to make sales happen, and the numbers show it. Although the atmosphere gets exciting, it feels more like a business than the circus atmosphere of some auctions, and I like that. Five days and 773 cars make for a long weekend, but once again I leave with a smile on my face. I have seen some of the finest muscle cars in the country change hands during a metoric market climb. There seems to be no end in sight for either the prices or excitement these historic automobiles have generated. And to think, I could have purchased one new when I was younger. Funny, I don't feel that old.—D. G. ENGLISH #E35-1954 MG-TF convertible. S/N HDC467934. Yellow/tan/red vinyl. Odo: 15,996 miles. A "cosmetic restoration" with "engine and chassis sorted," as listed on the windshield. Door hinge loose. Good paint, new chrome and seats. Old carpet. Steering Front glass delaminating. Carpet heavily motheaten in places. Clean engine. Rough structural brace on right side of engine compartment. The owner claims to have spent big dollars on a restoration, but it still has countless issues. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,250. Lots of notes in the window citing Barrett-Jackson prices to impress bidders. Might have had some effect, but this price wasn't crazy even for this rough condition. It still leaves the new owner some room to make improvements. The weather here is always dicey, and this year was normal in that respect. Thursday was both set-up day and the first sale day, and average temperatures hung in the low 70s. The rain and wind came heavy for a short time in the late afternoon, but by then most of the better cars had been moved under large tents or into buildings. Mecum is known for Corvettes and muscle cars, and this was the trend here. General Motors surpassed every other make in the number of offerings, with performance Chevelles and Camaros of every color, description and year available. Mopars took three of the top five places in sales, for a total of $1,211,700. There was supposed to be an interesting estate collection of "barn find" cars offered on Monday, but that was postponed with a posted notice that read, "Grandma will not 96  wheel center cap missing. Engine dirty. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,050. Look closely. Cosmetic restorations often have shortcuts, but that's not always the case. Sometimes there's a fine car lurking with the hard work already done. A close and time-consuming inspection is in order before you plunk down the big green. If it as good all around as it looks cosmetically, it was fairly sold. #E88-1960 TRIUMPH TR3A convertible. SN TS58611L. British Racing Green/black/ black leather. Odo: 22,148 miles. Scratches and chips on edges of new paint with some prep sanding visible. Misfit trim at rear wheels. Driver's door slightly wide at top. New tonneau cover. Headlight trim too big for lamps. Engine clean but not detailed. Brake reservoir leaking, with wrinkling paint underneath. A newer restoration with some work still needed. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $14,490. Fairly priced both ways. A motivated buyer could turn a Interior door panel has parts missing on driver's side. Tarted up on the cheap, and hoping for a new home. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,190. Just a couple of years ago, this would have found a lot more, but the Mini mania is fading—in much the same way as the demand for old Beetles and old Z-cars spiked with the intros of their retro-new namesakes. Fully priced. A nice #2 without needs isn't much more. Sports Car Market 1967 AUSTIN MINI coupe. S/N MA254L450475. Blue/white/black. Odo: 79,422 miles. 1000-cc 14, SU carb. New paint has numerous flaws and chips. Sketchy gray plastic replacement exterior door handles. #A67- profit, as a little cosmetic work will go a long way on this one. #F70 1965 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000 MK - - III convertible. S/N 9HBJ8L28426. Red/ black/black leather. Odo: 11,393 miles. 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Mecum Belvidere, IL FRENCH #R91-1972 CITROEN SM coupe. S/N 00SB8702. Gold/brown leather. Odo: 47,146 miles. Auto. Trim coming loose over paint. Uneven chrome shows scratches but no pitting. Front tire going flat. Doors stiff to open and seat seams split. Shift lever plastic broken with pieces missing. Interior dusty with cobwebs in back. Engine dirty as well. Barely runs when cold. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,300. Onceproud French car was the original low rider. Pneumatic/hydraulic suspension and Maserati engine made this a really innovative automobile in its day. Very unusual engine layout. Sat low in the field, and it took a while on the phone to pump it up to a driveable height. Could be one of the ugliest cars of all time, but these cars sold like crepes in Europe. Cost $11,700 in 1972. New owner is brave or ignorant, but in for a financial adventure of the painful kind in any case. GERMAN #A109-1967 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE hot rod. S/N 117280523. Mint Green and white/brown cloth. Odo: 327 miles. 1992 Chevy Camaro 350-ci V8, Fl, 700 R4 auto. Engine up front, trunk in the rear. Tube frame chassis, disc and drum brakes, 9" Ford rear, Detailed engine appears to have a coolant leak from the head gasket. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,900. Nice restoration on this stock Model A. There's almost never money in restoring one of these; it looks like the buyer got a good deal on a show-worthy car with only a few needs. A bit unusual in a muscle car sale, but seeing something different from a '70 Chevelle is a pleasant change. modified Corvair front. B&M shifter attached to the floor a bit crudely. VDO gauges. Driver's door hinge missing bolt. Partial roll cage. Cool Mint Green color made it a standout. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. Probably very streetable if driven sensibly—not sure that is possible in a car like this. Hard to price, but I'm sure it cost lots more to build than the bid here. AMERICAN #A75-1927 FORD MODEL T roadsterrod. S/N T7013852. Hot Poppy/tan. Odo: 16 98 Sports Car Market #A85-1932 FORD HI-BOY roadster. S/N SW95292PA. Black/black/red leather. Odo: 7,843 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nick in paint on driver's door. Scratched Ford hub 1 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Brand-new build. Steel body with track-style nose. Chrome pipes starting to blue. Gasket spatter on intake from thermostat gasket compound. Wide whitewalls on chrome smoothies. Tilt wheel. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Bid was probably a little light, but open-top Model T hot rods are not as popular as the '32 coupes and Hi-Boys. That, and a custom rod is only worth as much as the buyer's fancy. #E37-1931 FORD MODEL A 2-dr sedan. S/N A4422809. Black/brown cloth. Odo: 73,212 miles. Said to have $46k spent on resto, with a "LeBonny and Barron interior." Nice appearance, with lustrous black paint, red pinstriping, and red wheels; only a couple of paint chips on the left front door. Doors shut solidly. Nice-looking brown cloth interior. Sits very low. Jag rear, boxed frame. 4-wheel discs. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,275. Could be the bargain of the weekend. Very fair price on a steel body '32 5-window coupe. #G5-1936 FORD MODEL 68 PHAETON convertible. S/N 183102115. Blue/tan/brown vinyl. Odo: 35,488 miles. Flathead V8. Numerous paint chips and thin spots on front. Chrome trim polished a little thin and some pitting on door panes. Dirty floonnats. top caps. Professionally built Harwood glass body. Dropped-axle front end with disc brakes and much chrome. Titled as '32 Ford. Full retrorod look, made more serious with the 4-sp. rather than the expected auto. Tight quarters, but lots of headroom. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $35,176. Several bidders liked this variation on the usual Hi-Boy formula, and valued it appropriately. #R99-1932 FORD 5-WINDOW hot rod coupe. S/N 5125583. Blue/blue. Odo: 8,835 miles. Steel body, glass fenders with diamondflake ghost flames. Couple of chips and cracks. stained. Stitching coming out on back seat. Engine clean, everything painted flat black under hood. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,063. Looks like older restoration showing its age now. Seems complete, so it should make a good driver/project car with some work needed to bring it back to its former glory. #E72-1949 WILLYS JEEPSTER 2-dr convertible. S/N 0R23480. Yellow/black/ black. Odo: 42,849 miles. Flathead four. New %vviv•6-6.1014 


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Mecum Belvidere, IL top and interior. Driver's door hinge missing bolt and door loose. New paint with a few door edge chips. Good chrome. Solid rockers and pans. Steering wheel extensively cracked. Engine compartment detailed well. Plastic windows still new and clear. Very nice-condition Jeepster. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,900. Jeepsters are just as likely to attract a parking lot crowd as most flashy sports cars. You'll move at a turtle's pace, but i f you want speed, buy a Corvette. I liked this car and thought it fairly sold. #CI04-1950 FORD CRESTLINER convertible. S/N B0KC163737. Rose and black/ black/two-tone leather. Odo: 54,197 miles. Flathead V8, 3-sp. Paint has chips and dull spots, overall a nice color combination. Most of the chrome is good but window edge trim is #A145-1950 CHEVROLET 3100 pickup truck. S/N HBA727410. Red/creme/tan cloth. Odo: 7,208 miles. Low-rider. Mustang II suspension on a 1/2 ton, 3-window body. All new chrome with dead bugs on front and a couple of paint chips, but overall very nice paint. Air but oil leaks apparent. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Impressive open-top "Queen Marv." A great parade car—bring the whole neighborhood with you. Strong offer should have taken it. conditioning, aluminum radiator, headers, new wood in bed. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $5,600. The bugs on the front show that this is a driveable machine. I like that. Low mileage since creation/conversion also makes it like new. Was I the only one who liked it? Owner's refusal to sell was a no-brainer scratched. Top is new. Nice interior chrome except the door handles. Driver's handle doesn't fit well inside. Loose, add-on water temp gauge under dash. Engine is clean. Hood doesn't stay up. Car is clean and solid underneath. Nicely detailed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $25,500. Well-presented and close to the right money, but the bid might be a little light here. #G9-1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO convertible. S/N 546227901. White/red and white leather. Odo: 47,180 miles. 331-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Said to be all-original. Car was delivered to Alto Walker in Monterey, CA, who was one of the original participants in the Pebble Beach Concours. Sheetmetal eyebrows and rockers still hold a magnet. Front door won't shut tight. Cracks in front and back seats. Engine clean #C70-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH353958. Coral Sand/white vinyl. Odo: 76,303 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Slight waviness to grille trim. New interior and top. Factory dress-up chrome on engine. Dents in chrome windshield surround. Good as new underhood and under car. A very clean Thunderbird; seemed solid as well. Cond: I-. NOT SOLD AT $62,500. Thunderbirds have 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com /oyeatmeote t *deal iotelat, &foie aact k:9‘ fteriertmeutee Caird 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS. Three window Touring coupe. Beautiful form and great for any event Rebuilt engine. New paint. interior and chrome. 5-speed. $79,500. 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA. Excellent example of this mostsporting 2000 Viper GTS-R, s/n C31. Oreca team car 1st in class wins 1937 Bugatti T57 Stelvio, s/n 57440. Excellent older marque, Cross & Ellis bodied. Fully restored by Red Triangle. Perfect 2000 Sebring. LeMans and many other races. MRS championship. restoration. Previously owned by Bugatti even and author Hugh for any weekend jaunt or long distance tour $145,000/Offers. Race ready $450.000. Conway Runs and drives well. $450.000 Sports (or Market


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Mecum Belvidere, IL leveled off in value, and the bid was right on the mark for today's market and this top condition. The owner wanted just a bit more. #S29-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57J218823. Yellow/black/ yellow cloth/silver vinyl. Odo: 4 miles. Fender skirts, continental kit, 2x4s, Wonderbar and dual antennas. Wide whites with spinner caps. and with good success in 1961. A race car that came with an interior that you could use on a family outing. Rare car today that should be more valuable as time goes on. #C112-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S116001. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 79,786 miles. 327-ci V8, 300 hp, auto, a/c. Bloomington Silver Survivor. Paint has nicks and chips and is dull everywhere. Some Low mileage attests to the quarter-mile contests that these cars excelled at. Their survival rate is very limited, hence the price. #A133-1964 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU SS coupe. S/N A5837L157552. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 97,534 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. All good chrome. Interior good, with gauge plates slightly dull and chrome on shift knob worn through. Dash plastic gauge New taillight chrome slightly wavy. Cond: I. SOLD AT $85,000. Said to have spent $108,000 on seven-year restoration. Better than factory new. These cars have leveled off in this price range—it almost seems like everyone who wanted one bought it about four years ago, and have moved on to later muscle cars. #C01-1961 CHEVROLET IMPALA 2-dr hardtop. S/N 11837S253510. Red/red and white cloth vinyl. Odo: 42,757 miles. 348-ci Super Turbo-Thrust V8, six pack. Stone chips on windshield. Scratches on rear bumper. Trim panel cracking, but slight for originality. Engine is car wash clean, but looks original with new power brake reservoir cap and bleeder. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $74,025. They say it has original undercarriage, but it looks like a new exhaust. Hmm. Even so, the originality paid handsomely here. #C117-1964 DODGE POLARA hardtop coupe. S/N 6442150307. Black/black. Odo: 64,437 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Thick, shiny new paint with prep flaws visible in places. Pitting visible on some exterior chrome. surround painted silver but looks pretty good. Solid underneath and smooth sides. Engine clean with some orange overspray from the detail work. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,100. Original bill of sale from California, 7/9/64. Nice car with some work left to bring up the eye appeal, but nothing too much or too expensive. Fairly bought and sold. #X9-1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU SS coupe. S/N 138375B118040. Red/black/black vinyl. Odo: 21,977 miles. Z16 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to be one of only two prototypes for the regular-production Z-16s that were to follow. Lacks the boxed . straight but slightly dull. Front emblem cracked and loose; dents in alloy grille. Engine clean. New interior with pitting on some interior chrome and vent glass delaminating. Solid underneath. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,275. Bought fairly. Unloved for many years, this model is finally coming into its own. #C75-1961 PONTIAC VENTURA coupe. S/N 561A2516. Black/two-tone red and white. Odo: 13,820 miles. Originally a white car with a 3-speed. Now black and 4-speed. Stone chips and delamination on windshield, scratches on side glass. Very nice interior. Lots of optional Hood scoop crudely bolted on without cutting an opening in the hood. Most trim good; some weatherstripping cracked. New interior. Clean undercarriage and engine. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,625. This is a strong price, no matter what the condition, so there might not be much of an upside. Looks to be a good driver and localshow ready, though. #X4-1964 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE SUPER STOCK hardtop. S/N 32441275619. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 2,285 miles. Super Stock Max Wedge Stage III 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl cross-ram carbs, auto. Bench. Paint has orange peel and is dull in some areas. Some paint runs underneath hood, dents on top of front fenders side panel. Hood sits high on right side. frame of the production cars. As-new in all respects. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $260,000. Only 201 Z-1 6s made it to production. They all had many heavy-duty components, including additional body mounts, special springs, shocks, brakes, etc. This prototype is the rarest of these cars, which may be why the owner wanted a cool $500k to part with it. #C115-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS coupe. S/N 118376W144839. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 6,193 miles. 327-ci L79 V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Bent rear right window edge trim. Driver's door handle is loose. Side window glass is speed bits, including 368-hp Super Duty engine and 4.30 posi. 389-ci V8 "as new." Newer tube rear trans mount fabricated neatly. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,575. Miles said to be original. Only around 360 of these were built by Pontiac, and they were raced extensively 102  Build sheet. Mostly original paint, interior, and drivetrain. Radio delete. Wavy front bumper. Some chips and nicks on original paint. Engine bay as new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $183,750. Not particularly pretty, but it wasn 't built for beauty; great original condition for a race car scratched. Has correct-looking engine with correct thermostat housing, dual-snorkel air cleaner, 12-bolt rear end, and redline tires. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $30,450. 1966 and '67 Sports Car Market


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Mecum Belvidere, IL are the hot years for the Nova SS, and they've been climbing rapidly in the past couple of years. Fairly priced if the powertrain matches; otherwise this is near the top end. #A137-1966 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE convertible. S/N 262676X159533. Blue/white/ blue. Odo: 32,327 miles. 421-ci V8, 4-bbl, 338 hp. Paint runny and wavy on both sides. Hood stuck. Painted-over door edge chips and skirts in place. New carpet and seats. Arm rest _ .6",111°U-- still a magic word when it comes to muscle cars, and Chrysler is taking All advantage of it in their contemporary ads. The Henri magic works so well, it makes you wonder if Chevy should start creating 427 and 396 models. A little heritage can go a long way. #C63-1968 AMC AMX coupe. S/N A8M397X298155. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 79,570 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Oneowner, with original documentation. Side pipes. Some pitting but overall good chrome; good paint. Scratch on windshield. Poor driver's side rear window weatherstripping. Nice new -er3 and bulb sockets hanging loose under dash. Interior chrome pitted, woodgrain adhesive shelving paper stuck over pitted areas. Rattlecan engine detail with overspray. PVC hose missing, some loose wires underhood. Said to have rebuilt engine, exhaust, brakes, carb. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $22,050. Yikes! Lots of work needed on this car, and its not the little stuff Buyer paid all the money. It will take a lot of work, and a buoyant market, for the buyer to make any money here. #S12-1968 SHELBY GT 500 coupe. S/N 8TO2S14332601293. White/black vinyl. Odo: 642 miles. 428-ci, 360 hp, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Shelby invoice. Marti report. Ownership history. chrome gone and lots of cracks in clear steering wheel. Very dull plastic face on speedo and dash pad pulling away at front near windshield. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,175. Missing the "e" in Bonneville on the left side. $14k seems OK for a ragtop, but be prepared to put some serious time and money into it. #S43-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 19437S111837. Silver/black. Odo: 26,292 miles. 427-ci Tri-Power V8, 3x2-bbl, 4sp. Originally had off-road exhaust, now side pipes. Said to be original interior and drivetrain, as well as milc.we Several large paint interior with worn pedal covers. Large cracks in the steering wheel. Detailed engine. Redline tires. Fresh restoration to good quality. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $50,400. We've declared AMXs undervalued for a long time, but this is something else. Could be a new record price; sets the stage fin. AMC muscle to play catch-up with the market. #A29-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS convertible. S/N 124678N4123 I 1 . Dark green/ white/black vinyl. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Hood fit and trunklid fit both off. Stick-on side stripes Original exhaust still on car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $126,000. Worth $126,000? Go find another one with under 1,000 miles on it. What price is fair for a true survivor muscle car like this? Today it was $126,000. And these things are still climbing. #A174-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379N663320. Blue/black. Odo: 29,252 miles. Wood wheel, ps, pb, AM/ FM; 302-ci V8. Couple of touched-up paint chips in front. Original California X-33 car with chips and prep flaws. Paint flaws visible on hood directly above the hood braces. Chrome good. Headliner coming loose on passenger side. New weatherstripping. Engine detailed. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $100,800. The mediocre paint and bodywork really disappoint and wouldn't easily be righted, but the new owner apparently didn't mind paying top money for this Corvette. #C101-1967 DODGE CORONET R/T HEMI coupe. S/N WS23J77146175. Silver/ black. Odo: 48,269 miles. Hemi 426, 425 hp. Rocker trim fit off. Driver side small paint buff-through by door. Some paint scratching on left door panel. Front trim wrinkled by hood release,though not visible with hood closed. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $81,000. Hemi is coming loose at the back; stripes painted on nose a bit thick and edgy. Slight orange peel and fisheye in overall good paint. Dull headlight-surround trim fits poorly. Dash console chrome trim has scratches. New interior. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Originally born with 350 hp, now 375 hp. Said to be body-off restored, which looks. true. Minor things still needed, but the hard work looks done. Worth a little more than the high bid. #A55-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS convertible. S/N I2367N420784. Blue/ black/black vinyl. Odo: 90,231 miles. 350ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Very poor door fit at both sides. Chrome edge trim coming off the rear side window. Lots of windshield chips. New seats and carpet. Inside door handle very loose, window rolls down hard and fits poorly. Wires the factory smog equipment. Like factory new top to bottom. Cond: I. SOLD AT $48,300. Two years ago, at this same sale, I reported on this car when it sold for $30,000. At the time I called it "all the money." Two years later, a dealer bought it and it seems fair #S200-1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM coupe. S/N 223379N117893. White/blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 5,476 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Ram Air III option. PHS documented. Some dullness in paint, poor masking with orange peel visible. Small dent in left fender. Trunklid gaps uneven—fits tight in both front comers; hood high at rear. Good interior with dome light cover missing 104  Sports Car Market


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1947 Buick Super Series 50 Woody Wagon Estimate $70,000-90,000 ( Top left) Dyno-tested 524bhp 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback Estimate: $120,000-150.000 (Top right) Originally owned by former World Rally Champion Stig Blomqvist 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution Estimate: $120.000-150,000 (Lower left) 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Estimate. $75,000-100,000 (Lower right) Viewing 15-18 August 2005 Auction 18 August 2005 Inquiries Mark Donaldson Tel . +1 310 385 2698 Christopher Sanger Tel. +1 212 636 2277 Gordon McCall Tel. +1 831 372 9311 Vanessa Hill Tel: +1 830 775 4042  christies.com Venue The Monterey Jet Center 300 Sky Park Drive Monterey, California 93940 Catalogues +1 800 395 6300 EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT THE MONTEREY JET CENTER linirsday, 18 August 2005 CHRISTIE'S SINCE 1 766


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Mecum Belvidere, IL and window crank handles discolored brown. No foam to seal ram air box to air cleaner in hood. Engine detailed. Front mud flaps missing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $65,625. Just a few years ago, someone took this relatively rare, documented muscle car and gave it a cut-rate refreshing. Why? Fully priced and then some for a car with so many needs. #S20-1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM coupe. S/N 223379N104698. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 83,375 miles. Rare Ram Air V option. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. New chrome and nice paint. Trunk fit slightly high on the left side, driver's door door gap slightly wide in front. New interior. Engine detailed. Cond: 1-. t. 716 of these were built with the Six Pack, and it's refreshing to see a color other than bright orange or green on a winged Mopar. #S35-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI 'CUDA coupe. S/N B523ROB349120. Red/black fabric/black. Odo: 28,176 miles. Hemi 426, 425 hp, twin 4-bbls. Body off resto. Shaker upward spiral last forever? There seems to be no end in sight at this time. #X5-1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI 'CUDA coupe. S/N BS23R1B316904. Lime green/ black. Odo: 7,889 miles. Some pinholes in paint, and a painted-over chip on the trunk edge. The stick-on black graphics show wrinkles at the driver's door handle and edge. Original bill of sale, dealer order and other important paperwork. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $735,000. SOLD AT $115,500. Only 89 were made with Ram Air V, which was not an official production item. The package brought tunnel-port heads and four-bolt mains, with a very aggresive cam and mechanical lifters. Because they were made to be revved much higher than the normal Pontiac engine to take advantage of the head configuration, many of them died early. Difficult to price because you just don't see this engine often; might even be worth more of a premium if all the documentation is there. #X8-1969  DODGE  DAYTONA CHARGER coupe. S/N XX29L9B355156. Blue/blue. Odo: 8,000 miles. Slight pitting in vent window frame. Better than usual headlight door fit. Nice interior and paint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $214,200. Originally built in hood and original broadcast sheet. Govier certified. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $262,500. Good old American muscle; loud, raw, and expensive. Makes foreign car aficionados cringe, and at more than twice the estimated market price, it sets the bar high. #S37-1970 PLYMOUTH AAR CUDA coupe. S/N B523J0B292349. Purple/black vinyl. Odo: 9,544 miles. 340-ci V8, Six Pack, 290 hp. Hood high left side. Split in lower driver's seat back. Detailed undercarriage. Wiper scratch on windscreen. Driver's seat Yowl And this wasn't even a convertible. For non-believers of the muscle car craze, read the sold price again. We're talking Ferrari money here, folks, and I don't mean Boxers or latemodel Testarossas. 1971 was the last year of the Hemi 'Clida. At an $884 option price and skyrocketing insurance premiums, the big 426 wasn't a popular option. Of the 108 hardtops built, only 60 of those had 4-speeds. A very rare fish that still looks new. Much nicer than Don Johnson :s; of course, his was a fake. #E90-2004  SPORTTRAC  FORD  pickup truck.  EXPLORER S/N 1FMDU77K14UA27689. Yellow custom/blue, black, and yellow cloth. Odo: 5,795 miles. Firestone 2004 SEMA show truck, built by a custom shop in Flanigan, IL. $98k overall project cost. Mechanically looks pure stock, but the paint and interior are awesome! Two seats in response to Ford's. Talledega aerodynamic advantage in a Chrysler bid to reclaim the NASCAR championship. Between 500 and 503 of these winged chargers were built under contract by Creative Industries. They immediately swept the first four places at Daytona. Price was in line with other current Daytonas. #S33-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD coupe. S/N RM23V0A172609. White/black fabric/black vinyl. Odo: 38,021 miles. 440 V8, 3x2-bbl. Wing signed by Richard Petty. Numerous cracks in white paint on front snout and bubbles in black trim. Decent interior with some console scratches, pitted chrome vent trim. Engine detailed. Broadcast sheet and window sticker included; original price $4,864.40. Mopar guru Galen Govier says #1920 on NASCAR list. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $138,600. Properly valued in the current market. Only 106 leans way back. Rear glass trims slightly misfit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $72,975. Looks body-off restored. Named by Plymouth after Dan Gurney's "All American Racers" Trans Am racing team. There were a lot of these cars built (2,724), but not many left today. Gurney lost the series and Plymouth stopped the AAR in 1971. This is big money for an AAR. #S11-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER Rh T HEMI coupe. S/N JS23ROB154765. Red/white fabric/black. Odo: 15,603 miles. 426-ci Hemi, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Factory broadcast sheet and other paperwork included. Said to be numbers-matching. Some roughness visible under fabric top. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $215,000. Not a 'Cuda but still a Hemi. Seems like a lot of money, but original Hemi-equipped cars bring the big-dollar bids today, and they seem better than money in the bank. Can this front and one seat in the center of the back, surrounded by serious audio equipment. Blue tinted glass. 5,700 miles looks to be right for its almost-perfect condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $39,722. Gadzooks! A little overdone for my taste. Some younger drivers might find this cool, but good luck finding one with the loot to spend. Most people who can afford this will just be left shaking their heads. You never get your money back on customs like this, but clearly the builder got a return in other ways, like PR.* Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Novi, MI RM AUCTIONS INC. RM Auctions Michigan International Spring Classic Car Auction Novi Expo Center Novi, MI April 22-24, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Number sold:  Sales rate. Sales total:  High sale:  Brent Earlywine, Frank Stapleton 288 159 55% 52,483,978 Lot SP91, 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 Fastback, sold at 584,789 Buyer's premium: 7% (included in prices of sold lots) Note: All soles in U.S. dollars Report by Norm Mort Market opinion in italics M's annual Michigan International Spring Classic Car Auction took place one week after the similar RM Toronto "grassroots" event. In Toronto, the surprisingly summer-like temperatures actually worked against RM, while in Michigan it was a fluke heavy snowstorm that substantially limited attendance. The forecast 12 inches might have been a bit of an exaggeration, but it did come hard, and it made for some risky driving. Still, there were enough keen collec- R Two older cars that garnered a great deal of attention and good money were a 1940 Ford DeLuxe convertible and a rarely seen 1934 Hupmobile T-427 Aerodynamic sedan. The Hupmobile was described as largely unrestored, but appeared to be just the opposite. About the only noticeable area with needs was the glass. I wasn't the only one who questioned the description, but it didn't tors present over the weekend to result in a sizeable exchange of pink slips, thanks to a number of exceptional cars offered. Dozens of clean "drivers" meant heavy involvement from enthusiasts looking to get in on cruise nights. While there were relatively few big American muscle cars the week before in Toronto, Novi had its fair share, and some were exceptional. An all-white 1968 Plymouth GTX convertible at the Michigan sale found a new home in Canada. This recent restoration was powered by a Mopar 440-ci V8, and came fully loaded with power disc brakes, power windows, and factory AM/FM radio. The new owner is a huge Chrysler enthusiast, but don't be surprised if this triple-white convertible appears next spring at RM's Amelia Island or Boca Raton auctions, where white cars don't remind buyers of snow and really are cooler to drive. 108  in barn find-like condition, had the magic word—Hemi—beneath its hood. And though it had been a 1953 transplant, it still resulted in a strong sale price of $12,038. Foreign cars were few and far between. Ferraris failed to draw much attention, though a 1991 Testarossa did sell for $63,130. A Series III E-type roadster deserved its $44,405. Smaller British sports cars didn't fare as well. A restored but somewhat poorly re-assembled Bugeye Sprite brought $8,560. The oddball award goes to a 1969 Chevrolet Sport Van Camper in two-tone blue and white. With only 51,000 miles, it included a collapsible top, stove, refrigerator, a/c and sink. A newish 350-ci V8 had also been fitted, which would certainly give it enough grunt to haul a small trailer with vintage motorcycles, or a small car for vintage racing events. curb anyone's enthusiasm for this Art Deco piece. The DeLuxe, in its concours maroon paint and added accessories, had winner written all over it. On the seat were some prestigious awards from a few years ago to prove it. Both cars were enthusiastically bid for, but purchased at good prices. When the gavel fell, the stylish Ford sold for $67,517, while the Raymond Loewy-designed Hup brought a reasonable $30,228. A 1951 Chrysler Windsor convertible, cars this weekend. Coupled with the Toronto results just a week before, the company is quietly turning the third week of April into a North American affair.—N.M. I met up with Mark Conforzi, designer of the 2002 Ford Thunderbird, and interior stylist for the new Mustang. At a Ford event a few years back, I had learned Conforzi was an old car enthusiast. At Novi, he noted he still had his trio of 1949, '50, and '51 Nash Bathtubs, and was now restoring an Isetta. Sounds like we could see more rounded Fords in the future. In all, RM sold nearly $2.5 million in ENGLISH #117-1951  MG-TD roadster. S/N XPAGTD10859. Cream & brown/green vinyl. Odo: 70,107 miles. Older restoration by owner with full picture documentation. Cream body paint showing blisters; chips in brown metafflake fenders. Old, worn chrome, but still bezels. Like-new black cloth top. Original interior showing little wear; Blaupunkt stereo. Clean underhood and in trunk. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $44,405. Sold at no reserve, some might have thought about "stealing" this one, but it fetched good money. Not as desirable as a six and with big, black, battering-ram bumperettes, some shied away from this beauty. A lovely example in a rather un-Jaguar, but stylish modern color. Sports Cor Market good luster. Green and beige vinyl interior with black aftermarket nylon carpet. XPAG engine appeared not to have too much oil pouring out of it. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $11,000. Cream Cracker colors gone wrong. If the brown metalfiake fenders weren 't enough to put purists off the interior was. Generous offer for a "how to make a real MG-TD look like a kit car in one easy lesson." #SP34-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE roadster. S/N AN5L32909. Blue/black vinyl/ blue vinyl. Odo: 453 miles. Older paint showing signs of poor prep. New chrome still bright. Body fully restored, but poor panel fit. Newer interior in blue vinyl with no contrast in piping. Poorly installed, upgraded carpets with split seams on transmission tunnel. Engine rebuilt and painted. Door rubber missing. Minimal wear on black vinyl top and side curtains. All manuals included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,560. Reportedly restored by the same fellow who did the MG-TD. Doors, hood, etc. require adjustment. Mostly done and done well, but needs sorting out. A fair price considering. A backyard hobbyist could put in a month of weekends and probably double his money. #SP46-1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III roadster. S/N UE1S25953. Silver/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 22,502. Original low-mileage V12 from private collection in excellent condition. 4-sp manual, chrome wires. Silver paint suffers from some bad prep sanding marks in spots. Wheels and all original chrome good, but minor pitting on headlamp


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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2005 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS55 AMG #165-1986 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR sedan. S/N SCAZN42A7GCX13905. Creme/brown vinyl/creme. Odo: 26,963 miles. Very original, clean example. Like new inside and out. Rich crème leather interior with mild patina only. Cracked rubber door seals on passenger side of otherwise near-mint example. leather. Odo: 21,846 miles. All original and well maintained. Ferrari Red with minor stone chips only. A few small dings in crowns of rear fenders. Minimal interior wear other than some wrinkles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $63,130. Garage-kept, all manuals, but 1 don't recall any mention of service receipts. A premium price, but little to complain about if engine runs as well as the car looks. AMERICAN Price as tested: $92,990 Likes: An Italian Mercedes, with style to match performance. Supercharged, 469-hp V8 whisks you to 155 mph, but I bet German-spec cars do 180. Taut-handling air suspension, giant brakes, paddle-shifters, great exhaust, concert hall stereo, trendy Kompressor. Gripes: Computer in my test car had periodic ESP failure. More of a 2-crush-2 than a 4-seater. AMG 19-inch wheels touch curbs before tires do, keeping your wheel refinisher happy. Fun to drive: ***** Fun to look at: ***** Overall experience: **** Verdict: Visually striking, people who don't care about cars ask about this one. Expensively overqualified for daily use, but tractable and with better visibility than you'd think. Make it larger, add $250k to the MSRP, and it's what the Maybach should have been.—Paul Duchene 2005 CHEVROLET COBALT SS Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $29,000. Special Edition R-R model in pampered condition. Low-mileage Florida Roller with updated front end and R-R hubcaps. Well-maintained by owner, who wanted $35k, but few were willing to accept challenge of ownership, given the huge potential maintenance costs. GERMAN #118 - #SP47-1912 FORD MODEL T speedster. Blue/white leather. Odo: 202 miles. Built on 1926 T frame and miming gear, this "restored" Speedster featured the brightest blue 3-stage with clearcoat paint known to man, plus an added red pinstripe. New wood spoke wheels and bearings. All new brass, white tufted leather seats. Completely rebuilt, detailed 1981 MERCEDES BENZ 380SL - roadster. S/N WDBBA45AXBB00105. Black/black cloth/brown. Odo: 136,612 miles. Recent respray in original black not up to factory standards. Minor scratches, dirt. European trim. Top requires thorough cleaning. Original engine that dripped oil. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,725. The oldest car at auction had all the Speedster "goodies" one would want. Small blue-vinyl-covered wedges were placed on seats to support back and enable average-sized people to reach pedals. Those under 5'10" need not apply. Better in black, or a more subdued tone, the color combo gave it a vintage "pimpmobile" look. #440-1929 FORD MODEL A 4-door Price as tested: $23,410 Likes: More grip than Kung-Fu G.I. Joe; anthracite 18-inch wheels far better looking than anything you can buy on the aftermarket; drives as mean and muscular as a 'Vette. Gripes: Hard seats; cheapy center console; trunk opening only slightly larger than a microwave oven; Indy cars have smaller wings; lackluster styling. Fun to drive: **** Fun to look at: **** Overall ownership experience: **** Verdict: When Motor Trend tested the supercharged, 205-hp Cobalt SS, it beat the C6 Corvette's speed through the 600-foot slalom, erasing all doubts as to whether GM could build a real sport compact. I had more fun behind the wheel of this car than I've had in plenty that cost twice as much. Still, the Cobalt SS's $21,995 base MSRP is two thousand bucks too optimistic, as it really needs to drop below the psychic threshold of $20k. Good thing there are no greater wheeler-dealers right now than Chevy stores.—JeffSabatini• 110 soiled carpets. Driver's seat resprayed caramel. Power everything. Armrest and driver's seatback split. Console wood mismatched. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,350. No shortcuts should be taken repainting an SL. Price fully reflective of supply and demand in market for these boulevard cruisers. If it's not perfect, the audience just doesn't care and bids accordingly. ITALIAN #SP60-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A4M0087384. Red/ etc. worn through. Lime green vinyl interior—including headliner. Off-green and beige rear wheel cover. Glass delaminating. Recent mechanical work in form of new clutch, throwout bearing, flywheel and ring gear. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,276. Engine was previously rebuilt on this solid and presumably good run- Sports Car Market sedan. S/N 2414940. Green with black fenders/lime green vinyl. Owned by same family since 1977. Appeared to be enthusiast restoration. Thin green paint with sanding marks and bubbling on cowl. Older rechromed bumpers with sanding marks okay, but door handles,


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RM Auctions Novi, MI fling Model A. Can't say I was green with envy 1 guess the wheels were painted bright yellow so it could be located easily when parked on grass. #SP52-1932 CHEVROLET DELUXE roadster. Light green/brown cloth/brown/ green vinyl. A complete, quality, frame-off restoration dating back to the 1990s and still looking good. Paint has only some minor flaws. Chrome is of show quality, including those vents standard on the Deluxe. Dingy brown cloth top. Dual horns, cowl lights, side- ocars these days, but should challenge Model B Fords and many others from the period. #SP82-1934 FORD STREET ROD 3window coupe. S/N RN 139. Blue/gray velour. 350, 3-sp. manual. Well-built fiberglass body with flawless blue metallic paint. New chrome and aluminum bits. Gray velour seats with blue designed by famed Raymond Loewy. A real eyecatcher that was billed as largely unrestored, but was really largely restored. Deserved high price regardless of lack of total originality. cloth panels. Power e erything. Polished aluminum billet wheels, 3.73 rear end. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,310. Epitome of the '30s street rod. If this Ford goes as good as it looks, it 's a great turn-key buy of a near-mint example. This fiberglass rod deserved its price. mounted spares, trunk rack, hood ornament. Greenish vinyl seat well done and functional. Fully detailed inside and out. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $35,845. In 1932 Chevrolet redesigned the line-up. Distinctive green color with red accents wouldn't be everybody's choice, but this was a beautifid Chevy roadster at top dollar Well worth it if you ever wanted one. A 0-35 mph time of 6.5 seconds won't beat most econ- #SP59-1934  HUPMOBILE  T-427 AERODYNAMIC sedan. S/N N/A. Silver/ wine/wine/gray cloth. Odo: 6,878 miles. Solid Art Deco Aerodynamic sedan resprayed in non-original two-tone colors; new chrome. New, wine-colored cloth seats—not an original material—with gray panels. Original glass delaminated and cracked. Engine repainted black with accents and basic detailing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $30,228. Top-of-the-line Hup #SP74-1934 DODGE PICKUP street rod. S/N 511277706. Viper Red/white/red leather. Odo: 33 miles. Fresh five-year building project by local professionals. Gorgeous Viper Red paint with same finish, detailed attention to frame, engine and everything else. All-steel construction a big bonus. Custom two-tone interior and oak bed; power everything including rear window and sunroof. New Hemi drivetrain with all the "stuff" serious rod people IllitAiktmu GMT'S GiNAGE CATS I EXOTICS 1.11.70LIZIK •  AM. 5.1 20.0.010M _At Euttoni 'S Milano impairs anti V12 Suineett” THE 13TH ANNUAL SEATTLE ITALIAN CONCOURS D' ELEGANCE, SUNDAY, SEPT. 4TH 2005 FROM I IAM UNTIL i PM AT SOUTH LAKE UNION PARK. JUST 5 BLOCKS EAST OF  SEATTLE CENTER. THIS YEAR, THE FEATURED MARQUE WILL BE "MASERATI" IN HONOR OF THEIR 91ST ANNIVERSARY. Seattle  * ,1 WWW.ITALIANCONCOURS.ORG vcr .-.0 10 I 112 VDR 17g 1E-Ir"P'. EINEM ITALIAN CONCOURS — ,-/ ft;  — Speirts car Sports Cot Market


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RM Auctions Novi, MI want—Mustang II front end, coil-overs, 1600 stall converter, full jet-coated exhaust, 9-inch rear axle with 3.55 posi, 4-wheel disc brakes. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $37,500. Stunning rod was built on original Dodge frame and driven a mere 33 miles since. Apart from questionable hood fit, little to fault if well-engineered for actual driving. Everything looked great on paper and on the block, but deeper pockets were required to take it home. Seller was wise to wait for "greener" pastures. #SP51-1935 FORD DELUXE sedan. S/N 1728061. Green/brown cloth. Odo: 95,466 miles. Solid older restoration with minor paint cracks and scrapes; overall, still very presentable. Chrome handles pitted, other chrome dulling, but all acceptable. Non-original brown cloth interior with grease marks on driver's #NR19-1951 CHRYSLER WINDSOR convertible. S/N C5168660. Blue/black/blue. 331 Hemi, auto. One owner, garage kept. Perhaps originally red, now resprayed blue. Solid, rusty in places, but no serious rot. New convertible top in 1990s, now rotting at rear; zip-out rear Door panels soiled, paint chipped. Aftermarket AM/FM cassette fitted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,878. This well-driven example, devoid of most of the appealing options, was still solid and presentable, if a bit tired. Well bought. #5P66-1958 FORD FAIRLANE 500 coupe. S/N H8PT111186. Red/black/gray/blue cloth. Odo: 41,046 miles. Cosmetic restoration/refurbishment circa 2000 on this rare Interceptor Special. Excellent, almost flawless paintwork still looks great. Excellent quality chrome, except window trim and door handles. Trim on doglegs requires adjustment. window broken and fogged. Original chrome pitted. Carpets rotted away with original interior in skeletal remains only. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $12,038. Full resto required, but it was all there. Was eagerly bid on and reached surprisingly high price considering condition. Only proves there are hobbyists out there willing to continue to restore and invest in tough cars. Hemi probably helped. door. Banjo steering wheel, cigar lighter, original radio and roof speaker, bumper guards, jack, and reprint of owner's manual. Engine's basic detailing showing its age. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,120. Purchased from an estate, this onceloved Ford still looked good, despite its age. The shock of lime green wheels was nothing compared to red dice valve caps. (What were they thinking?) A good buy, especially with all those options and Deluxe features—except the dice! #SP67-1941 CHEVROLET SPECIAL DELUXE sedan. S/N 9AH0434267. Black/ gray cloth. Odo: 34,415 miles. Older black resprayed bodywork. Chrome brilliant for original. Deluxe options including horn ring, bumperettes, wing tips, fog lamps, radio, heater, etc. Beautiful woodgrain dash and trim except #SP110-1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 coupe. S/N 558W14445. 2-tone blue/ white & blue cloth. Odo: 11,086 miles. Excellent but non-original blue metalflake paintwork. Show-quality chrome and trim, except for door handles, badges, taillamp Non-original new cloth interior with gray door and side panels and fresh black carpet. Welldetailed engine on this low-mileage example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $18,725. Multi-colored inside and out with added gold trim made this sharp Ford rather conspicuous, but a great buy for those with certain tastes. Price was a bargain, as these have no place to go but up. #SP42-1964 BUICK WILDCAT convert- ible. S/N 6K4019616. Red/white vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 94,385 miles. 401-ci V8, auto. Nice paint with minimal flaws. New chrome, except for minor trim and rockers. All-new vinyl interior, red factory carpet and panels, although not totally original. Power everything, bezels and hood ornament. Cracked, worn taillight. Fresh blue and white cloth interior. Poorly painted wheel disc emblems. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. A beauty-and-the-beast restoration of this former Arizona cal: Nicely detailed in some areas. And others? Engine valve covers painted in watercolors? "Olds Rocket" looked like it was going up in flames, as did the owner 's hopes of getting more. #107-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD hardtop convertible. S/N D7FH377199. White/black vinyl. Odo: 83,475. 272, auto. Older, partially refurbished example. White paint worn thin on fins, numerous chips, flaws. Chrome mostly original with pitted scoop, script, mirrors and worn door handles. Black and white vinyl interior worn, but no splits. for driver's side, where arm rested. Engine compartment stripped, repainted black, gray engine block and detailing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,297. Nice, supposedly very original, wellmaintained nostalgia piece formerly owned by a Pennsylvania Chevy dealer Sported plastic seat covers front and back. A good dollar for a sedan; nothing to do but drive it. 114  remote trunk release, purse holder, Buick tissue dispenser. Engine detailed. Trunk original with gray carpet and cloth liner added. Boot cover showing some wear. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,437. Although not 100% original, a handsome vehicle, well prepared and worth every penny paid. #402-1964 FORD FALCON Ranchero. S/N 4H27S202102. Fawn/brown vinyl. Odo: 78,656 miles. 289, auto. Ps, pb, a/c, seatbelts. Flawless paintwork, except for hood prep marks. Nice brightwork, but for original worn Sports Car Market


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RM Auctions Novi, MI door handles and grille. Dark brown carpeting with lighter brown vinyl bench seat. Painted engine and compartment with basic detailing. Undercoated. Dual stainless Flowmaster exhaust. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $10,754. Nicely restored Ranchero with added carpet in bed. Strange but attractive color and well presented. The more I looked at it, the more I liked it. So did others, as it was well bid to top dollar A turn-key example to enjoy at cruises. #SP41-1965 BUICK SKYLARK GRAN SPORT 2-door hardtop. S/N 444275Z126263. Red/black. Odo: 70,441 miles. 401-ci V8, auto. Fully restored/refurbished. Resprayed bright red with a few chips. Fresh chrome, buffed original window trim. New carpets, door panels wavy, recovered front seats only similar to door panels. New door handles and badges while trim required rebuffing only. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $4,922. Once chocolate brown, this solid truck looked like it came from the farm. "Yep, sonny, Aunt Martha only used it to go to church on Sunday, and those vents were added to the hood fer sport truck appearance." Regardless, a decent buy at a decent price. #111-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE GTX 440 hardtop coupe. S/N RH23D71156712. Green with white stripes/ black/gray cloth and vinyl. Odo: 69,786 miles. 440-ci V8, auto. Bench seat. Recently resprayed non-original green, over dirt and blisters. New chrome bumpers, original trim and door handles. Recovered non-original black/gray cloth and vinyl seats. Non-matching wheels, black rear. Detailed, fully rebuilt engine with dual quads. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,700. Clean, straight Buick with "stopper" color appeal. Extra wheels and tires thrown in on this former Collectible Automobile 2002 cover car But please—somebody call CSI for that fingerprint in the paint on the right fender #SP06-1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA convertible. S/N 616467061894. White/black vinyl/cloth. Odo: 36,836 miles. 283, auto, bench seat. Resprayed original white with minor blemishes and dirt. Rechromed bumpers with original trim. Power steering, brakes, top; painted grille. Motor rebuilt with Edelbrock manifold, Mopar Performance valve covers, air cleaner. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,704. A former South Carolina GTX, the owner claimed a recent $18,000 resto, with receipts. Most of the money must have gone into the engine. Wal-Mart interior and other non-original aspects meant that the redone work needed to be redone again. Standard Catalog of American Cars suggests the RH23 S/N belongs to the Belvedere II line. Missing hood scoops might agree. Attractive price and engine was all it had going for it. #SP54-1967 DODGE DART GT convert- ible. S/N LP27R72189249. Turquoise/white/ black vinyl. 273-ci V8, auto. Resprayed original color with dings, chips and flaws. Rechromed extra gauges and CD player. New carpet, original black interior with broken stitching and regluing required. White boot cover stained and faded. Condition of top unknown. Frame sprayed black. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,898. This solid, honest Chevy convertible looked to be an excellent driving and cruising car Bought well, and nowhere to go but up in value. #133-1967 DODGE 100 pickup. S/N 1181710095. Light brown/ white/white/brown cloth & vinyl. Odo: 27,774 miles. V8, 3-sp. stick. Previously resprayed, but minor dings and scratches. Bed well used and scratched. New original interior done correctly with new 116  bumpers, but everything else original. Aluminum rocker covers ill-fitted. Older white replacement top. Original black vinyl interior and panels still in very good condition. Interior hardware worn. Original engine bay except for Edelbrock air cleaner and Mopar valve covers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,741. Basically, a solid what-ya-see-is-what-ya-get kind of convertible. Painted black undercarriage concealed some rust, which could hold surprises. Still, a good price for an up-and-coming Dart. #SP68-1967 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242677B1136696. White/black vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 62,850 miles. Resprayed original white with minimal flaws. Power top. Nice new blue vinyl interior, except for wrinkled seats and pitted chrome on console. Aftermarket wooden steering wheel fitted. Engine compartment sandblasted and painted all black. Detailed, modified 400 motor, auto. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,359. Not totally original with its Edelbrock manifold, polished valve covers, air cleaner and MSD ignition, etc. But very nice all the same. Price was fair for both buyer and seller #147-1968 PONTIAC FIREBIRD coupe. S/N 223378U118749. Metalflake green/black vinyl. Odo: 50,334 miles. Limited-edition HO model. 400 V8, auto. Resprayed metalflake color with some orange peel and minor dirt issues, but generally very nice. Combo of rechromed and repro. Carpets new, seats and panels freshened. Extra gauges, cupholder added; grubby console. Driver's panel worn on edges. All new rubber. Clean, solid underneath. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,190. Why do an almost-full resto and leave a worn-out badge on the nose? Formerly a Georgia car this matching-numbers Firebird with the big HO engine and original paperwork went really reasonably, given how big-block cars in general are doing. Of course, five years ago it would have struggled to make half this amount. #150-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 124678N443750. Blue with black stripes/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 3,594 miles. 307, auto. Quick Bahama blue paint with lots of orange peel and imperfections. Overspray on rubber. Minor damage near passenger A-pillar. Door hard to close. Original bezels and trim with new door handles and bumpers. Ill-fitting carpet, rips in driver's seat. New threshold plates were "hammered" into place—curious. Sports Cor Market


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PM Auctions Novi, MI worn door handles with new trim and bumpers. New red vinyl seat kit and carpets. Power steering and brakes, a/c. Engine had partial, basic detailing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $39,055. A lot of money for this 'Stang. The aftermarket mag wheels, low profile tires and drilled disc brakes made this a bit of a fish-or-fowl Mach 1. #128-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS Spray paint on console. New top and Keystone Klassic Wheels. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $11,128. Rebuilt 307 V8, new front clip, turbo 350 transmission, trunk pan quarter panels, exhaust and shocks, but window winder on the driver 's side floor said it all. Not pretty, but a cheap entry into a Camaro convertible and room for some future safe investment. #SP105-1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 fastback. S/N 9R02H185962. Maroon with gold stripe/red vinyl. Odo: 54,862 miles. 351, auto. Great luster in maroon paint, but dirt in rear fenders and some flaking along the bottom edges where it was sprayed black. Original coupe. S/N 124379N678015. Cherry Red/black vinyl. Odo: 10,698. 350, auto. Excellent paint except around trunk, cowl seams and rear spoiler. New black carpet, driver's seat sagging. Lots of new chrome including fake vents, bumpers and under hood. 350 engine detailed, plus aircraft hoses, aluminum radiator and oil cooler. Electronic ignition fitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,116. With all its non-stock items, including a competition tach and chrome Cragar wheels, the SS—if it was real—was not for everybody. Still, a great street toy that deserved the money. #NR02-1969 CHEVROLET SPORTVAN camper. S/N GE169P731417. Blue/white/2tone blue vinyl. Odo: 51,142 miles. Extensively refurbished original with solid body. Summery, positioned over engine. Two-tone blue front seats recovered/rebuilt. Non-original 350-ci V8 with less than 5,000 miles. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $8,346. Hardly pristine, but easy to improve upon. This camper included everything—collapsible top, stove, refrigerator, owner 's manuals and paperwork. They even threw in the kitchen sink! Low mileage and fresh engine made it a great vehicle for auctions, shows and vintage racing. Fair price for a summer home. #NR09-1970 AMC AlVIX 2-seat coupe. S/N A0M397X112077. Green/green. Odo: 1,120 miles. 360, 4-sp. Resprayed original green with minimal flaws and flaking on front fenders. Solid body with a partially resprayed black undercarriage. Rechromed bumpers and bezels, trim and other chrome a combo of good two-tone blue-and-white paint had some blow-ins with a few more needed. The badges were the only chrome present. Small jumpseat in black vinyl NIELLO CONCOURS at SERRANO (7th 4'r ON THE GREEN SERRANO VISITORS CENTER to S. 916.635.2445 www.NielloConcoursAtSerrano.com Sports Cor Market EL DORADO HILLS, CA FEATURING THE MARQUES OF PACKARD AND JAGUAR


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RM Auctions Novi, MI and signed by firmer co-owner Mike Kelly—if all that means anything. Strange smell inside didn't add to the aura. Despite flaws, a good buy and almost guaranteed to be the only one on the street. Good thing our Dave Kinney wasn't in the audience or he surely would have added this to his menagerie—oops, 1 mean collection—of these things—oops, 1 mean cars. original and new. Aftermarket wheels. Driver's seat looks new, door panels very good. Original rear black carpet faded, new front. Faded fake woodgrain dash. Factory radio, ps, pb. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,235. Straight, completely refreshed, a fun driver Cheap price for a rarer muscle car that has potential to rise; maybe the bargain of the sale. Pity about the once-popular green color that few love today. Still, it has a "That '70s Show" look. #135-1987 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO coupe. S/N IGIGZI1G6Hp149627. Silver/grey cloth. Odo: 82,589 miles. Original paint with a few blow-ins and minimal flaws; painted door handles worn. Solid underside sprayed black. Clean underhood with resprayed black gloss over surface rust on radiator cradle. Hood latch required adjustment. Original gray interior with driver's seat bolster wrinkling, otherwise clean. Driver's door velour marked and door rubber cracked. New carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,062. Surprisingly low money for clean example with few flaws. This generation of Monte Carlo has a definite following, and the Aerocoupe is the pick of the crop. Owner can enjoy for a few years and get eve .rything back and probably more. Excellent buy. #122-1987 AVANTI II coupe. S/N 12AAV1220H1000019. Red/beige vinyl. Odo: 74,278 miles. 305, auto. Respray red with dirt and overspray on rubber. Trim and door handles scratched. Solid underneath. Vinyl seats sagging and driver's door panel had tiny splits. Power everything, ale, tilt, cruise, sunroof. Power mirror switches falling out of panels. Nice wood on console and dash. Seemed to run fine. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,918. Somewhat rough around the edges, but number 19 ofjust 25 prototypes built, #SP101-1995 FORD COBRA roadster. S/N 7129W1S. Red with white racing stripe/black leather. Odo: 838. 427-ci V8. Specially built in 1995 for singer Alan Jackson, with Carroll Shelby's autograph on dash. Apart from minor cracking in rear right fender crown, body and paint &■47110-514 were excellent. Some minor wear on chrome. Black leather seats cracked, but with little wear. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. Beautifitlly presented with lots of Jackson's memorabilia, including his original bill of sale. This Cobra failed to excite the crowd, however Who was that singing "My broken heart...?" Tupperware Cobras, no matter who signs the dash, can be a tough sell.• ltele AUTOMOBILIA & GREAT VACATIONS www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com  Phil Hill will be signing our Nicholas Watts Monterey '05 poster depicting his 1962 Le Mans victory Check at booths for exact signing times Stirling Moss will be signing the Nicholas Watts giclee depicting his 1956 Monaco GP victory LAST CALL for our ENGLAND & GOODWOOD REVIVAL TOUR - CALL NOW! Tour Date: Sept. 11 - 19, 2005 120  Sports Car Market 1-800-452-8434 "Moss 17clorious" - Monaco 6P1956 by Nicholas Wait, I J MONTEREY SCHEDULE CONCORSO ITALIANO  AUG 19 LAGUNA SECA HISTORICS AUG 19/20/21 PEBBLE BEACH RETRO  AUG 19/20/21 PRESENTING THE WORK OF PREMIER ENGLISH AUTOMOBILE ARTIST NICHOLAS WATTS


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 Bonhams Hendon, UK Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars, Cycles, Automobilia, Toys & Models RAF Museum, Hendon, UK April 182004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number sold.  Sales rate-  Sales total:  High sale:  James Knight 58 35 60% 906,875 lot 625, 1973 Jensen Interceptor Series III convertible, sold at $54,775 Buyer's premium:15% on the first S53,400,10% thereafter 42.4 Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T by the trade, who seemed to outnumber the private punters. It was a rare, consumerfriendly London because of the free, on-site parking for station wagons and trailers. Buyers could then collect their acquisitions without fear of persecution by revenueraising traffic wardens. his was Bonhams' second visit of the 2005 auction season to the RAF Museum at Hendon. Held on a weekday, it was therefore well supported ENGLISH #638 - 1927  ALVIS  12/50  SD BEETLEBACK sports tourer. S/N 5283. Eng. #5365. Black with red coachline/red. RHD. Former saloon, attractively rebodied in four years. Much of ash framing still original, bonnet paint now microblistered with some chips, fabric-covered sections fine, leather good. Cond: 2 - would have liked to carry off to his "fantasy motor house," the following trio appealed: The $48,202 ex-Roy Winkelmann Racing 1968 Brabham BT23C F2, freshly and well restored minus its Cosworth; a 1960 Lotus Elite, subject to a 1990 photo-recorded restoration, and seemingly little-used since, and appearing to be well worth the $32,865 paid; and a 1927 Lancia Lambda 7th Series, originally a long-chassis model, now a Curtis-made period-authentic tourer with bodywork fitted in 1955. It was both full of character and well bought for $39,438. Because the RAF Museum was open to the public during both the viewing and the sale, and because cars were spread widely throughout, all doors were kept locked. As a result, odometer reading proved nigh impossible. But how about that free parking!—R.H.E wicker holder. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,921. This one brought more than $4,000 above estimate. As a quirky one-off it has potential on some movie set or as a country house hotel guest transporter #643-1929 AUSTIN SEVEN roadster. S/N 103005. Eng. #M103277. Black with red wheels/black/red. RHD. Received a no-expense-spared restoration 1987, unused for last . SOLD AT $7,888. At $5,400 below its catalog price, this pre-WWII A7 sports was cheaply landed. Not bad looking, either #601 1931 TRIUMPH SCORPION 12 - TYPE S sedan. S/N 60591. Eng. #60590. Black over maroon over black/beige. RI-1D. Only three owners. Old repaint with shrinkage, hood microblistered, aluminum panels beneath, Art Deco-styled radiator nice, Everflex offer here, as most of the stock crossing the block seemed either unexceptional or flawed in some way. For instance, a $49,727 1934 Rolls 20/25, now with Southern Motor Co. drophead coupe coachwork, used to be a Thrupp & Maberly-bodied limo. And a $47,106 E-type Jag, presented as a 1973 Series HI V12 RI-ID roadster, was formerly a left-hand drive 2+2 fixed-head. Finally, a $41,800 1958 X1C 150S roadster, now RID but first a U.S. market left-hooker, had also lost its original 3.4-liter engine at some time. There were few outstanding cars on 1930s. Restored 1998, panels good, paint and interior aging nicely. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,202. This was about right and a more realistic valuation than the auctioneer's $34k top estimate. Notable exceptions were the 1973 Jensen Interceptor Series HI convertible of writer Frederick Forsyth, which deserved its $54,775, and a 1926 Daimler 35/120 Hooper-bodied limo with possible royal connections, which failed to sell. Many had come here to pick over the thinnings of a 90-strong cache of pre-WWII Ford Model Ts and As, which had been amassed along with over 5,000 parts by a German collector. Seven of his eleven lots found new homes, the top performer being a 1921 Model T "Centerdoor" sedan, for which an over-forecast $25,196 was forthcoming. As for items that your correspondent 122 Sports Car Market #626-1928 MORRIS OXFORD 13.9HP DUAL PURPOSE station wagon tourer. S/N 266091. Eng. #270496. Green over black/ tan/brown. RHD. Barn-stored for years, last rebuild completed in 1980. Luton Museum displayed in recent years. Bodily sound, paint now matte. Patina in the interior, umbrella in roof trim CO cring split, original leatherette sound, electric fuel pump rather than Autovac (included). Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,245. Just under estimate paid was about right, as some recommissioning was required before this endangered species could be released into the wild. DHC.  #611 1934  ROLLS-ROYCE  S/N  - GWE26.  Eng.  20/25 #F8P.


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Bonhams Hendon, UK Dark blue over light blue/black. RI-ID. Former Thrupp & Maberly limo, rebodied by Southern in late 1930s. Restored 1992, paint marked, chrome good, leather cracked. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,297. Correctly valued by all concerned with potential for some modest growth. #656-1951 AUSTIN A30 sedan. Eng. #180506. Black/red. RED. In a Japanese collection 1995-2003. Largely original, panels sound, paint flat, chrome marked, interior good. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,928. Mid-estimate money and interior good. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $41,800. Techincally unsold under the hammer, this genuine 150S was snapped tip by a U.K. Jag specialist immediately afterward for $3,800 less than the estimate. Even with steering converted and an engine change, he can sniff a profit. #607-1959 MGA 1600 roadster. S/N GI-1N 78541. Eng. 03749086210AD. Red/black/ black. RHD. Restored 1990 with photo record reel belts. Cond: I. SOLD AT $44,368. A mid-estimate valuation like this was high for a Jag Mk II, particularly one with so much later technology on board. You either like such mods, or like me, you don't. Although having all the original stuff included would sweeten the pill. #637-1960 LOTUS ELITE SERIES I coupe. S/N 1220. Eng. #FWA2168. Red/ black. RHD. Restored in 1990 with photo record. Stage 3 head, stainless steel exhaust, hood duct. Paint now polish-scratched, rear ■ I about right, although most of us would want to fund an immediate glass-out respray and renew the brightwork. Even treated to such a cosmetic makeover, however, any A30 would still be more of a snail than a greyhound. #644-1956 MG MAGNETTE SERIES Z sedan. S/N RATT2333044. Eng. # SGCUN15345. Crème over dark red/Magnolia. RI-ID. $21,600 restoration in 2003. Panels on file. Paint is stone chipped, chrome marked. Lucas spots, luggage rack on trunk, map light. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,556. Just over the lower guide price bought a reasonable-ish example on steel wheels. #653-1960BENTLEYS2CONTINENTAL DHC. S/N BC2BY. Eng. #B2BC. Dark red/tan. RI-ID. California resident 19862004. Mechanically refurbished stateside 1998-2000. Apparently structurally sound, bumper stripped, interior good, engine rebuilt 2004. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,865. In view of receipts on file, such near-top estimate money was fully justified. On current historic race and rally form, up to $38,000 would not have been extravagant. #631-1962 BENTLEY SERIES 2 sedan. S/N B220DW. Eng. # B6ODB. Blue-gray over dark blue/blue. RHD. Odo: 72,500 miles. Never restored. Panels seemingly sound, sound, paint and chrome with some marks, leather trim excellent, engine bay clean. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $12,269. Considering the cost of this resto, the near-top estimate money paid by the new owner was like getting all the work done instantly-at half-price, with the car included for free. #612-1958 JAGUAR XK 150S roadster. S/N T831536DN. Eng. #ZA27459. Olde English White/red. RED. Converted from left-hand drive. Non-original motor, cylinder head stamped with 3.8-liter MkX number, triple SU carbs. Last restored in 1990, driver's door fit poor, paint has some marks, chrome paint largely good, chrome mostly unmarked, leather very good, power top fabric recently renewed. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $70,300. $15,200 below guide price was understandably not nearly enough for Bonhams or their client. I would agree with them that an S2 Conti with Park Ward open-top bodywork in this sort of instantly retailable order has to be worth around $85k. #632-1960 JAGUAR MK II 4.2-LITER sedan. S/N 2018I8DN. British Racing Green/oatmeal. RHD. Restored, cosmetically unmarked. 2003 upgrades included SJ6 4.2 motor, SJ40 4-sp auto, power-assisted rack and pinion, non-period competitionspec wire wheels, XJ6 recliners and inertia- though ancient paint now matte and lifting in places. Original leather very dry, wood only fair, carpets distressed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $17,528. Depending on your view of dishevelled originality, the mid-guide price paid for this verging-on-a-project Bentley was wise or foolish. Fortunately, it wouldn't fit in my garage! #645-1968  BRABHAM  BT23C FORMULA 2 race car. S/N 11. British Racing Green/black. Number 11 of 13. No Ford Cosworth FVA engine fitted. Ex-Roy 124 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Hendon, UK Winklemann equipe, driven in period by Alan Rees and 125-cc World Bike Champ Bill Ivey. Recently restored by Simon Hadfield with well-detailed chassis and suspension. Cond: I. SOLD AT $48,202. Super period race history, really great condition, and, assuming you have a spare FVA, BDA, or even a Lotus Twin Cam on the rack, then this F2 would be a must-have item. Although acquired for just over the guide price by an overseas buyer, BT23C number II is likely to be UK-based and raced again. #640A-1970 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR MK1 2+2 coupe. S/N 1153411. Eng. #155415E. White/black. RHD. Chrysler 383 V8 and TorqueFlite 3-sp auto. Much recent refurbishment, some panels renewed, thickly repainted, hood paint and fit particularly poor, what was expected. At least the buyer and the under-bidder rated it. GERMAN #630-1958 MESSERSCHMITT KR200 cabriolet. S/N 68456. Eng. # 2938026. Bright green/black/gray. 200-cc Sachs two-stroke. Center-drive, tandem seating. Stored for years. Old repaint marked, original interior scruffy. Robbins. Marksdanes restored 1992, acquired in 2001 by writer Frederick Forsyth of "The Day of the Jackal" fame. Color changed in 2003. Paint, chrome and alloys all unmarked, interior mint with leather nicely age-darkened. Cond: I. SOLD AT $54,775. Forsyth was present to see his big boy :s toy cross the block and raise, with premium, more than mid-estimate money. And while his preferred blue might be an acquired taste, having double celeb writer provenance will be permanent chapters in the history file. #635-1980 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE convertible. S/N V8COR15138. Eng. # V54051383. Storm Red/off-white/magnolia. RHD. Odo: 14,070 miles. Undercarriage chrome polish-scratched. Sunroof fabric, veneers and carpets renewed. Brake calipers off car, but included. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,067. Even allowing for the disappointing condition, not to mention various jobs still to be done, the price accepted was actually cheap for an Interceptor, especially one which the right savior could revive. #610-1973 JAGUAR XICE SERIES III roadster. S/N UD1S74539BW. Eng. # 754486SB. British Racing Green/black/tan. RHD. Formerly U.S. car, factory-bodied FHC converted to open car by English Classic Cars; converted from left to right-hand drive. Restored in 1990, many Martin Robey panels Resto-ripe. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,888. Rarity value rather than tatty reality must have prevailed here. The buyer paid more than $2,000 over estimate on what seemed to be an unloved example of the street-legal German fighter. #657-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S sedan. S/N 280810N8521521. White/black. Old restoration, panels sound, fit good, paint and sills seeming sound. Original paint, some nose chips, tops of panels microblistered. Leather only slightly soiled. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $43,820. Despite the need for a potentially costly back-to-metal repaint, this was an alloriginal open V8 with low mileage, authenticated by FSH and, as such, was well bought. FRENCH #629-1986 CITROEN 2CV sedan. S/N KA246386. Eng. # 0906013576. Offwhite/gray. RHD. Entered by former Citroen U.K. executive and dry-stored from 19892005. Paint flat, interior only lightly worn, scratches touched-up, chrome marked, interior clean. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,245. Desired minimum was offered and accepted. Realistically, a 2205 like this cannot warrant much more. #634-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL roadster. S/N 11304322064147. Eng. #12998222002050. Red/tan leather. RHD. employed, V12 capacity increased to 6.3 liters, Getrag 5-sp. Paint and chrome both polishscratched, driver's seat leather creased. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $47,106. However well executed, chops are always going to be chops in the marketplace, which may explain why $11k less than current market value bought this one. Give me the real thing any day. #625-1973 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR III convertible. S/N 2340PP001. Eng. # 4C12211. Powder Blue/tan. RHD. First owned by U.S. best-selling author Harold 126 mechanicals freshly checked out, open-top rail bent (replacement included). Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $8,326. No longer particularly sharp, though entirely original and little driven, this time-warp in boring colors really surprised those assembled by raising more than twice Restored, a few small marks to paint and chrome, interior good. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,865. Including premium, just over forecast result was about the current norm for an average pagoda-top Merc. ITALIAN #633-1927 LANCIA LAMBDA 7TH SERIES 4-seat tourer. S/N 16887. Eng. Sports Cot Market


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Bonhams Hendon, UK cambelt change in 2000, clutch renewed more recently. Paint marked, front spoiler scuffed, left mirror broken. Interior only lightly worn, engine bay unloved. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. This car 's rather unexceptional history, its overall condition and, possibly, its show-every-mark color were against it pulling the $7,600 more being sought. AMERICAN #787776. Red/black. RHD. Chassis shortened by six inches in the early 1950s. Repainted red, though much blemished; black unmarked. Old retrim fair, engine rebuilt in 1997, cylinder head renewed in 2002. Cond: 3 +. SOLD AT $39,438. Bravely offered without reserve, this SWB Lancia with wings and period-correct rear end was possibly the most viewed lot. It was well bought by a U.K. dealer for $8k below forecast. #655-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA FHC. S/N ZFFAA17B00090606. Eng. # 27951. Yellow/black. Odo: 40,000 km. Roman resident until 1997. U.K. registration, All fittings in polished brass; practical vinyl trim, modern flashing indicators. Cond: I. SOLD AT $21,910. Looking more like it was made yesterday rather than early in 1914. Thought to be the most sporty T on offer here, surprisingly it generated nearly $3,000 less than forecast. #616-1915 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT. S/N 748601. Eng. #748601. Black/black. #619-1914 FORD MODEL T RUNABOUT. S/N 32114289. Eng. # 32114289. Black/red. Matching numbers. Freshly rebuilt, very glossy. Matching numbers and body-off restored with full mechanical overhaul. Repaint good, screen and frame new, wooden wheel spokes new; seat and vinyl trim renewed, lots of brass to shine. Cond: I. SOLD AT $22,348. With such a glut of Ts coming to market simultaneously, this price seemed enough, even though $2,400 less than what the German entrant had been hoping for. #609-1926 PONTIAC SIX 5-seat tourer. S/N P69165. Eng. #P69165. Maroon over Passionate enthusiasts as well as Concours competitors considei zymol 0 to be the world's finest and purest autocare products Ingredients derived from nature and an over abundance of rare Brazilian Corncluba brilliantly protect your cherished automobile www.zymol.com 800.999 5563 and rily.phn  Pos,on ore rentsterod Irodemorks rn 7yrrol Elvoln• zymol. Display Your Passion


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Bonhams Hendon, UK black/black/tan. RHD. First supplied in chassis form to Australia where it was bodied as a 4-door open tourer. Well restored around 1985; paint and interior still largely unmarked. Pontiac emblems on running boards made from silver 50-cent pieces, top fabric good, cylinder head tops rusty. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,005. Even at just above guide price paid, this seemed like lots of well made 1920s automobile for the money. #622-1930 FORD MODEL A phaeton. S/N 3069272. Eng. # 3069272. Dark brown over black/black/red. RHD. Numbers matching. Partly repainted, few marks, rechromed sound, paint only lightly marked. Chromed fittings good, tilitng screen, rear luggage rack, rear mounted spare with cover. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $19,719. Well worth the $1,400 less than guide price accepted, and surely the most handsome of Model A variants. fittings shiny; vinyl trim and top fabric sound; luggage rack with suitcase. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $19,719. By the time this A was made, there were over four million of them on the road. This car deserved its high bid of just over the low estimate. Of all the lots, it was the personal favorite of the German collector who ultimately called it his own. #641-1942 WILLYS MILITARY JEEP. S/N 424316. Olive/olive. WWII service in North Africa, French-registered, many period military extras: jerry can, rifle rack, spades, etc. Camouflage repaint correct; however, one side and floor rusted through. Interior seat squab and backs renewed in recent past. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,050. Considering the rotten state of some of the steelwork, and even though vendor and auctioneer had been looking fir at least =OR 7kgaa 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mark Ill BOB All Original except Paint. Excellent. 539.500 2004 Genneta. Mazda running gear. NEW never titled. 541.500 1970LotusEuropa52 511500 1953 Porsche 356 Outlaw Too many modifications to list. 5100.000 1959 Cony D race car  $49,500  1963 Porsche Carrera 2. Fresh engine and transmission. Original condition never restored Silver/black. Race ready.  Excellent condition. $145,000 1962 Triumph TR3 Green/Tan Restores 3 years ago.E reel lent $21,000 #623-1931 FORD MODEL A DELUXE roadster. S/N 28R1563853. Eng. #28R1563853. Brown over black/brown. Rumbleseat. From the last full year of A production. Body-off restored, numbers matching: chassis and panels $3,000 more, a Jeep enthusiast friend thought that buyer had paid far too much. #654-1950 HUDSON PACEMAKER SERIES 500 coupe. S/N 50067921. Black/red and black. Claimed to be original. Bodily sound, underneath and on top. Paint and chrome much marked up close. Interior especially good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,050. A rare sighting on this side of the pond, a "step-down" streamliner like this seemed good value for money. Could spares availability be a problem? • 1245 Pinetree Road Alton,VA 24520 Phone 336.210.5508 Email RYow@virclub.com www.virgallery.com 993 Porsshe Cop car Fresh Engine and Paint $$0,000 Swift DB1 Sports Racer 522.000 1972 Datsun Race Car. 5 Speed Trans, Disc Brakes, Group 10 Eligible. 2.12 Full Course V1R lap time 517,500 Tei Ills, 0 911 Engine , ransmission 592,000 Austin Healey Sprite Race Car. 2004 SCCA Champion $9500 1954 Triumph TR2 Long Door Excellent Featured in Automoblie Quarterly $22,500 Visit www.virclub.com for a complete event calendar and information. 1971 Jaguar ORE 4.2 Coupe. Regal Red/Tan. Restored. $24,500 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 S Ivory/Brown. Rare 4 Spd Trans. Both tops. $22,500 111121ilterlo 's Piatare Resoef 130  Porsche 914/6 Orange/Tan&Black. New Rebuild. Excellent $23,500 1970 Porsche 91416 Original engine and Trans. Fogs,Radio,Alloy wheel, Excellent. $21.500 Visit our Web Site at www.virclub.com for a complete list and pictures of Automobiles Spot Car Market


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The Worldwide Group Seabrook, TX V„ 7 THE WORLDWIDE GROUP The Worldwide Group Houston Classic 10th Annual Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels Lakewood Yacht Club Seabrook, Texas April 30, 2005 Auctioneers:  Number of automotive lots:  Number sOltl:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  John Kruse and Rod Egan 103 ti6 83% 56,533,275 High sale:  Lot 71, 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spider, sold at $1,100,000 Buyer's premium: 10% 41/4 Report by John Rogers Photographs by Catherine Hammer Market opinions in italics hough rain had threatened early in the day, the 10th Annual Houston Classic was ultimately spared from the unpleasantness of wet grounds and mud puddles. And whether it was the chance of rain or the guarantee of Texas sun, the addition of large tents to house the lots and the auction block proved a welcome relief. John Kruse and Rod Egan staged the event this year, without association with RM Classic Car Productions, with whom they had partnered in the past. The auctioneering style of the duo lacked the entertainment value and rapid-fire banter of the rest of the Kruse family, yet also was not as formal as a Christie's auction. Simply stated, it was a rather mild affair, though they still managed an 83% sale rate, leaving only 17 of the 103 automotive lots unsold. T just okay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $51,700. Jaguars have had their fluctuations in the past, particularly the XK and XKE models, but the Mark Vs have maintained a somewhat steady course. This car exceeded the high end of the pre-sale estimate by $1,700. A better example could be found for the same price if the buyer had been more patient. Worldwide made the wise decision this year to move the venue to the Lakewood Yacht Club in order to partner up with the Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels Concours. Sir Stirling Moss served as Grand Marshall of the concours, and the atmosphere made for a most enjoyable weekend. FRENCH #051-1950 HELM-UWE 175 SPORT cab- riolet. S/N 815038. Red/red/red. Odo: 73,457 miles. Paris/New York show car of 1950; arrived permanently in the U.S. in the late '50s. Had two lengthy stays in prominent private collections. The top sale of the event was a 1930 Alfa Romeo 1750 GS Spider, sold to the Moore Collection in Houston, which brought a cool $1.1 million, including the 10% buyer's premium. Second highest sale went to a 1932 Duesenberg J Dual Cowl Phaeton, sold by the same Moore Collection for $781,000. On the whole, most prices were within the range of the marketplace, with muscle cars continuing to solidify the price points seen at other venues. 132  AT $1,100,000. A blue-chip investment of unquestionable provenance, bought for the Moore collection in Houston. This car will never suffer the ups and potential downs of the muscle car craze, and will always be welcome at any event. Its documentation was extensive, complete with vintage pictures of the car in period competition. Rarely do these vintage race cars survive with their original engines still intact, but this one had everything going for it. In my opinion, it could be worth more, but when the bids reach this level the number ofplayers becomes limited. A 2.5% additional import duty will be added to the purchase price. 1952 LANCIA AURELIA B52 coupe. S/N B521055. White over blue/white and blue. RHD. Odo: 13,335 km. A Pebble Beach candidate when a great deal of work is completed, as it has a "used car" feel to it. Original interior was #034 - was something for everyone. The block area was for registered bidders only, and though it was not an extraordinarily large crowd, sellers had the comfort of knowing only qualified buyers had seats under the tent. The 10th Annual Houston Classic was more than just an auction. And it was more than just an auction with a concours. The addition of classic wooden boats, both in and out of the water, made for a welcome sight and helped to set the event apart from other venues. That, plus the combination of great weather, Texas hospitality, and all the attributes of classic cars that draw us like moths to a flame made this a successful weekend for ENGLISH #068-1951 JAGUAR MARK V DHC. S/N 647460. Black/red/beige/red. Rusty exhaust, cracked windshield, missing horn button, pitted interior trim, most chrome needed to be redone. The interior wood has been re-veneered and is in nice condition. Fit and finish standard. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $236,500. Delahayes are in favor with the blue sportcoat/straw hat crowd and will always have a following. This car was very good but not great, as some of the correctable finer points were overlooked. Let's just mark this one fair to both parties. ITALIAN #71-1930 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 GRAND SPORT spider. S/N 8513033. Eng. #8513033. Red/black/black. RHD. A very rare and welldocumented vintage racer with two Italian owners since new. Rescued from a 50-year dormancy and restored to an equal or better condition than new. This lot was race-ready and fully prepared and was recently driven over 700 miles through the Swiss, Italian, and French Alps during the retro 2003 Geneva Grand Prix. Original 1931 Mille Miglia lead seal with entry number 117 still attached to the Alfa's grille. Cond: 1. SOLD The variety of lots offered spanned the spectrum, with no specific focus, so there Rare two-passenger model. Excellent paint, nice door gaps; some chrome fittings show pitting and rust. Cracked wooden veneer on door panels. Engine compartment detailed to high elephant hide but at some point was converted to the blue and white leather currently displayed. Exterior blue accents were also owner added. A Sports Car Market


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The Worldwide Group Seabrook, TX rare model for a true collector. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $102,300. Definitely rare, definitely desirable, but also definitely maintenance needy if new owner is to fully capitalize on its rarity on the lawns of the premier concours. Only 98 chassis were built, with all chassis given specal body work by Italian and European coach builders. Since they rarely come up for sale, a willing buyer and a willing seller determined market price this day. #029-1970 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. SN 12359. Silver/red leather. Odo: 94,214 miles. Nice fit, finish and chrome, although an older restoration. Minor scratch on left quarter panel. AT $189,750. A blue-chip collectible that has withstood the ebbing and flowing tastes of the collector marketplace. An Auburn Speedster could not be purchased and restored for the price paid here, rebodied or not. Well bought. #077-1932 DUESENBERG MODEL J dual cowl phaeton. S/N 2407. Maroon/rose/ beige/burgundy. Odo: 31 miles. Formerly the property of noted Duesenberg collector Jerry Moore of Houston, TX. This older restoration is past its Pebble Beach prime and beginning to show some slight deterioration, such as paint Originally blue, professionally color changed to silver around 1999. Interior showed some signs of use. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $67,100. Ferraris will always be in vogue, but the 2+2 models will never have the appreciation of their two-seat counterparts. Sold below pre-auction estimate, hut no harm done as this was a market-correct price. #039-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO targa. S/N 08258. Tan/tan. Odo: 20,139 miles. Excellent paint with good gaps and chrome, aftermarket cassette, chairs but no flares, worn door felts, faded mousehair dash panel. All , ■ 01010111O1114.  — v chrome, excellent fit and finish and average to above average detail. Best described as an older restoration with a quick black undercarrage spray without preparation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $79,200. '54 Buick Skylarks, although not as desireable as the '53s, are still one of the holy grails for the Buick collector Baby Blue will never be the flavor of the month, and this car would probably have brought more money if red or black Nonetheless, this was a market-correct price for both parties due to the limited production of the model. #036-1956 FORD PARKLANE TUDOR station wagon. S/N MGDR213576. Two-tone blue/blue. Odo: 79,909 miles. Excellent paint, excellent chrome, hood fit slightly off, extremely well-detailed engine compartment with all the bits attended to. Factory fog lights, factory a/c, factory wire wheel covers; a very desirable bubbling on passenger door, nicks on chassis trim, etc. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $781,000. Duesenbergs are always in demand for the top echelon of the car collector hobby. Another case of a "love it or hate it" color combination, but these cars were all custom ordered when new, so individual tastes are not that unusual. A fair price for both parties. #064-1941 WILLYS hot rod coupe. S/N 44T6T965. Purple/black/gray. Odo: 128 miles. A nicely executed custom Willys with lots of horsepower and a professional execution. Excellent attention to detail; hard to find Nubia books and records. A no-sale at Barrett-Jackson in 1999 at $81,375. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $94,600. Almost everyone wants a Ferrari, but it's hard to find many who want theirs tan. This was probably the single biggest factor that held back a higher offer This car still had needs, but was a good example with a known history since new. Seller should be happy with this result. AMERICAN #081-1929 AUBURN 8-120 BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER convertible. S/N 29511761. Red/burgundy/red. Odo: 48,740 miles. A former Pebble Beach quality restoration that has started to dull with time, but nothing that would break the bank to correct. Rebodied, but with good paint, fit and finish, high quality chrome, slight rust on gas cap. Formerly the property of Sam Mann, noted Texas collector. Cond: 1-. SOLD 134  Parklane Tudor. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $35,200. These cars were designed to compete with the Chevy Nomads of the era, and this is one of the nicest ones I've seen. It is doubtful that this car came originally with factory a/c or some of the other Ford options, but the craftsmanship was excellent and the presentation almost flawless. These cars will surely increase in value as they are much rarer than their Chevrolet counterparts. fault with the work done on this period hot rod. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $121,000. The purple and black combination didn't necessarily have universal appeal, but one has to respect the craftsmanship. I am not convinced that an excited chandelier was in the hunt to buy this car but if it were mine and the money was real, I would have watched taillights in the sunset as it motored away to its new owner #047-1954 BUICK SKYLARK SPORT convertible. S/N 7A1067431. Blue/white/blue and white. Odo: 28,176 miles. An older restoration with flaws, but still presents itself well. Nice Sports Car Market #049-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N D7FH395082. Red/white/white. Odo: 35,961 miles. D-code 312-ci V8, auto. Beautiful paint and gaps with a dirty interior and a lack of any significant detailing. Aftermarket antenna, good chrome, engine dress-up kit. I • paw


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The Worldwide Group Seabrook, TX Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $50,050. '57 T - Birds are commodities, but this was a surprising result, as it was not a stellar example. A couple of telephone calls with a resto catalog in one hand and a credit card in the other would have made all the difference. #069-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57SZZ8920. Blue/white/blue. Odo: 61,816 miles. Nice paint and panel fit, dual antennas with continental kit, tissue dispenser, spotlights, obligatory fuzzy dice and aftermarket cassette. Some minor chipping on the hood; steering wheel clearly needs to be redone. Excellent engine compartment with all stickers and tags. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $74,800. '57 Belair convertibles are commonplace and 3. SOLD AT $86,900. The high water mark of Detroit excesses in the late '50s. The rechrome bill alone would max out most credit card limits. This car gained a lot of attention prior to going across the block, but did not instill confidence due to the many minor items that still needed attention. The result was a market-correct price. #006-1960 CHEVROLET IMPALA con- vertible. S/N 01867S104410. Red/white/red/ white. Odo: 58,199 miles. 348-ci V8, auto. All the major components attended to with power windows, power seats, detailed engine compartment. Minor annoyances of an aftermarket at the side of one of these trucks. More of these have surfaced in recent years, and though the price seems high, no harm done. buyers can be very picky in selecting one. I was surprised at this result, given the color combination and some of the details that were lacking. I thought the bid was around $5k too high. These iconic cars will always be in demand and time is on the buyer's side. #082-1958 EDSEL CITATION convert- ible. S/N X8WY702209. Blue/white/blue. Odo: 94,698 miles. Quickie auction repaint and not much else. Faded and pitted chrome; clouded and faded lenses; no interior detailing. cassette radio, pitted rearview mirror, painted serial tag, and a replacement-type battery. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,900. 1959-60 Chevrolet convertibles have been on an uptick recently and will continue this rise. There were a few minor fixes on this car that seemed cheap. That raises the question of short cuts in unseen places. Still, though not a concours car, it was much better than a driver A fair transaction for both parties. #045-1963 FORD GALAXIE 500XL convertible. S/N 3G69R166000. White/white/ blue. Odo: 87,415 miles. High-performance R-code 427-ci V8, 435 hp, 4-sp. Nice attention to detail; fresh chrome, fresh paint, and all the little touches that result in a high sale price. All #025-1965 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. S/N 166675Y170881. White/blue/ blue. Odo: 3,986 miles. A beautiful example of mid '60s Chevy luxury and power, with all the desired options, including the high-horse 396 V8, 4-sp., ps, pb, factory tach, AM/FM radio, and rare 1965 factory mag wheels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $31,900. Loads of eyeball for a white car as this ragtop had all the desired options and exuded quality on all levels. It is rare to see a '65 Impala restored to this level. Hard to fault on any detail. A year ago this car would have only brought in the $22k-$25k range. Well bought. One of 930 produced in 1958. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $37,400. Billed as "The Newest Thing on Wheels," the Edsel wasn't popular when new and it hasn't withstood the test of time. This was nothing more than a scary old car with a B- paint job to make it marginally presentable. Don't expect the buyer to pay for his children's education with any kind of resale profit. #057-1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ convertible. S/N 59E023157. Gray/white/gray. Odo: 9,772 miles. Front bumper loose, rust on engine components, serial tag missing, rear taillight loose, but most of the expensive items have been attended to. Cond: #058-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194676SI02975. Blue/white/ white. Odo: 40,250 miles. 327-ci V8, auto. Highperformance hood on a low-performance engine, 1965 wheel covers, replacement glass, scratched trim, scratched sills, usual chips around the hard factory decals present on the engine, with only slight rust on the headers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $137,500. A blue chip investment. In this current muscle car craze, it's even better than buying Google on its IPO. This car will always be in demand. The price realized here is a testament to the quality of the restoration and the desirability of the car #072-1963 FORD F250 ice cream truck. S/N F25JN372536. White/black. New paint with all decals and accessories. Quickie rattle can respray on engine. Sun-faded gauges, rust on refrigeration box, original worn-out weatherstripping, poor chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $56,100. Needed a lot of work to be brought up to a high standard, but very cool nonetheless. I still remember spending my nickels and dimes 136  top deck lid. Incorrect radio, wrong antenna, "chunks" out of the paint. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $41,250. Although this car had documented 40,000+ miles, it gave the distinct impression of being thrown together with whatever parts had been lying around. The automatic transmission did not help the price, but Corvettes seem to have no upper limit and a rising tide floats all boats. A year ago this was a $30,000 car Sports Car Market


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The Worldwide Group Seabrook, TX #074-1968 FORD SHELBY GT500 KR convertible. S/N 8TO3R21591604146. White/ black/black. Odo: 43,582 miles. 428-ci, 400 hp, 4-sp. All documentation with build sheet. Twin Paxton superchargers. Pitted door handles and antenna, scratched sill plates, passenger door gaps slightly off, evidence of repair on left quarter panel. Missing some details. Cond: the trim that needed it. When small, inexpensive items like this haven't been seen to, it casts doubt on other issues that could be lurking underneath. The bid offered here should have been accepted without regret. 2-. NOT SOLD AT $176,000. Full documentation should make any buyer confident of this purchase, as Paxton superchargers could be installed at the factory (like this example) or at dealerships. A very rare and desirable high performance convertible that should do nothing but appreciate in the future. Some of its issues—particularly the evidence of repair—didn't deliver this Shelby Mustang to a new garage. #038-1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY coupe. S/N 194379S71334. Blue/black. Odo: 49,914 miles. Matching numbers. 427-ci L71 V8, 435 hp, auto. A black-plate California car with a fresh paint job. Unrestored underneath with overspray in all of the obvious areas. Engine was not detailed to a high standard. Damaged door panel on driver's #54-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO S/C coupe. S/N 124379N615166. Green/black. Odo: 17,143 miles. 427-ci V8, 4bbl, 450 hp, 4-sp. 17,000 original miles, original interior with full documentation, title history, and COPO certification from Ed Cunneen. Very detailed and authentic exterior restoration with an as new or better engine compartment. One of 200 '69 Yenkos. Hard to find any fault. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $247,500. This is the high point of any Camaro collection, and it brought a price that is consistent with the quality, desirability, and rarity of this model. It 's rare, well restored, cracks around headlights, non-detailed interior. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $92,400. This was surprising money for a car that can be described as "merely average" when compared to the rarer Six Pack and Hemi variants. There were a lot of issues that needed attention, coupled with the undesirability of an automatic transmission in a high performance car I guess "resale red" did its magic again. #062-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA 440 SIX PACK convertible. S/N B527V1B282979. Brown/blacldblack. Odo: 74,612 miles. 440ci V8, 380 hp, auto. Hood fit slightly off with scratched door sills; dealer-installed luggage rack; good fit and finish but some of the finer details were missing. All documentation present, including original sticker and build sheet. 1 of 17. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $627,000 Once again color combination and transmission hurt the price of this red-hot market sector Everyone wants a high-performance convertible 'Cuda, just not a brown one with an automatic. That said, ff a Hemi 'Cuda convertible is worth over $1 million, then maybe the price offered here is market-correct. 1 doubt ff correcting the minor details that needed attention would have changed the result; nonetheless this was a fair bid for the lot offered and should have been taken or negotiated post-block. side and scratched door sills. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,000. This was a surprising price for this car considering the automatic transmission and the lack of overall detail. Little things that could have been corrected weren't, and one got the feeling that a quickie auction respray was hiding something. The Corvette appreciation train has not only left the station, but is well down the tracks and gaining momentum. All aboard? #108-1969 DODGE CHARGER R/T hardtop. S/N XS29J9B426732. Black/black vinyl/black. Odo: 81,839 miles. 426 ci, 425 hp, 4-sp. One of 232, Galen Govier-certified with build sheet on display. Nice undercarriage; beautiful paint and gaps, but slight pitting on chrome. Faded gauges, aftermarket speakers mounted in the rear deck gave the impression that shortcuts had been taken. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $181,500. For a Hemi Dodge in a rapidly appreciating market, the owner should have corrected the faded gauges and rechromed 138  documented, and part of the current muscle car craze. The musical chair game has started as these cars get into this price range, and when the music stops, someone will be left standing.... But I still think it is early in the 'flavor of the month" craze, and this buyer will most likely get a better return than on any other investment in a 12-24 month period. #030-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD hardtop. S/N RMZ3UA9A169467. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 58,971 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Overspray on trim, pitted vents, faded gauges, orange peel on various panels, aftermarket gauges on dash, poor gaps on hood, wheel and CD player, Hurst shifter, additional hang-on gauges. Edelbrock manifold with all the obligatory chrome. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,350. The only thing missing on this car was the 18-year-old behind the wheel, revving at the red light. Just a run-of-the-mill 7128 Camaro with nice paint, but at least two bidders had a different opinion.• Sports Car Market #100-1971 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28. S/N 124871L507277. Orange/black. Odo: 66,188 miles. 454-ci V8, 400 hp, 4-sp. Nice paint and chrome. Driver's door fit off, and panel coming off. Aftermarket steering


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eBay Motors eV(Motors Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics :44k A selection of recent sales of interest. Condition inferred from seller :9 descriptions, cars were not physically examined by the author Note: sfrseller's feedback; bf= buyer 's feedback SPOTLIGHT ON ALFA ROMEO (& A FEW FRIENDS) #4554844588-1959 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 750 SPIDER. S/N 149505130. Black/black/tan. 6 photos. Houston, TX. Runs and drives. Almost complete. Needs a total holes in it, at least. 21 bids, sf 9, bf 174. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,750. This was a fair price for a complete project car More than worth the money in parts. restoration including minor rust repair. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $9,000. 21 bids, sf 15, bf O. Price paid is fair, but buyer should have held off for a finished car There's no way to make this car a 2+ without getting upside-down. ible. S/N 000252. Silver/black/black. 9 photos. Richmond, VA. 2 owner car. 1st owner was Fiat executive "Count Vittorio Camerana." Recently #4557739635-1959 FIAT 1500 convert- #4554594153-1967 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER DUETTO convertible. S/N AR660450. Ivory/black. Odo: 59,370 miles. 24 photos. Gladwyne, PA. Unrestored California "black plate" car. Engine and trans overhauled only 1,000 miles ago, for $9k. Still needs paint. perfection they would be a lot better off buying one that was done. Same car; same price—difi ferent opinion depends on intended use. #4552933773-1962 ALFA ROMEO 2000 SPIDER convertible. SN AR1020401385. Rust/gray. 5 photos. Hartland, WI. A complete, partially disassembled, rusty roller. No big 51,136 miles. 7 photos. Mineola, NY. 25. One owner. Always garaged. Mechanical "overhaul" in 1986. Auction description less verbose than this auction analysis. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,000. 25 bids, sf 0, bf 237. New-to-eBay seller might have seen a few thousand more with more pictures, scanned historical documents, a $200 detail job and a mechanical inspection by an Alfa shop. Hard to believe a 34-year owner would have so little to say. Maybe their curtness is purposeful... and that 's why we're not calling it a bargain. #4556380096-1972 ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL coupe. S/N 1425271. White/ black. Odo: 79 miles. 20 photos. Littleton, CO. Owner of 18 years presents basics of older restoration proudly. No way of knowing how it has aged since. Color change from orange. Cond: 2 - . SOLD AT $24,000. 26 bids, sf 95, bf O. This is all the money for a higher-mileage, colorchange Monteal. If the winning bidder saw the car and had it inspected, then the condition must have been nicer than our guess. Otherwise they overpaid by about enough money to get a decent Kamm-back Spider (or two). coupe. S/N 14841. Serra Blue/blue and black plaid cloth. Odo: 40,900 miles. 24 photos. Boca Raton, FL. Rigorous details of purchase and service records evidenced by a car dealer on behalf of "totally anal" owner. Recent $20k engine-out restored. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $9,100. 33 bids, sf 30, bf 148. Might be the nicest one around. Factory provenance is just a bonus to marque fanatics. Paid top of the range, but could have safely paid a couple grand more. We're surprised Simon Rothman (VP of eBay Motors and Fiat fiend) let this one get away. #4555453339-1962 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPRINT coupe. SN AR350213. White/blue leather. 8 photos. Denver, CO. According to seller, the very nice blue interior might not be original to the car. New clutch, tires, oil and other constunables. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,000. 10 bids, sf 59, bf 675. The bidders' Q&A leaned towards building a race car For that purpose this is a great beginning at a correct price. Let's hope they eBay the cool, blue interior to pay for the fuel cell. Again, if somebody meant to restore this car to 140 17 bids, sf 13, bf 102. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,100. A $2,000 repaint and a sunny physical auction might have helped the seller recoup a few grand more than this. The buyer paid more or less full retail here, hope the car is as good in person as it looks in the photos. Duettos have notoriously frail coachwork, and over the past forty years, generally every dent has been cheaply and badly repaired. #4555615426-1971 ALFA ROMEO 1750 GTV coupe. SN 1375303. Red/black. Odo: _ #4554427470-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 rebuild. Older $5k brake job. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,100. 28 bids, sf 113, bf private. Values of these big coupes are climbing. Ask Sheehan, this fair price today will seem like a deal in '06. Though we're sure you would have ordered black "Daytona" seats, this non-mainstream V12 Ferrari is actually complemented by a lumberjack plaid interior and an otherwise "off" blue color..., it works. #4552726808-1983 ALFA ROMEO GTV-6 coupe. S/N ZARAA669801003339. Gray/blue. Odo: 77,273 miles. 10 photos. Wilmington, DE. Engine and trans in running condition. Body and interior are rusted and trashed. Appropriately photographed in a wrecking yard. This is a parts car. 10 bids, sf 6, bf 3. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $183. Sports Car Market


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Online sales of recent production cars. 2006 DODGE CHARGER Fresh Meat Any part of this car that weighs more than ten pounds is probably worth more than this winning bid. Very well bought, provided the buyer doesn't have to put too much money into transporting the wreck Fine price for a parts car that you just can't find at your local Pick-and-Pull. #4554087767-1988 ALFA ROMEO MILANO sedan. S/N ZARDB1428J1225099. Burgundy/gray. Odo: 60 miles. 9 photos. Clementon, NJ. Auto. Needs a steering rack. Some dash warning lights are on (probably with good reason). Paint rated by seller as only fair, with some rust bubbling around wheelwells. Front Alfa badge missing. Braking system CA. 5-sp. Top is waterproof. Suede seat inserts are worn through. Seller says it doesn't leak or burn oil. A nice-looking used car. 1 bid, sf 55, bf 243. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $3,400. For the color-blind this was a real steal. Could have seen twice as much money (fit had looked great and/or (fit it had been simply red. These final-year cars are some of the most desirable Kamm-back Spiders. MIND-BOGGLING AMERICAN MUSCLE #4553140605-1970  CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 LS6 coupe. S/N 136370R236077. Cranberry Red with black stripes/black. Odo: 33 miles. 19 photos. Clarksburg, NJ. Numbers-matching CRY-code LS6 454-ci V8, and M-22 4-sp tranny. Very Date sold: 5/26/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4551405336 Details: 340 hp Hemi V8, traction and stability control, 5-speed AutoStick, MDS cylinder shutdown, 18" wheels. Sale result: $28,943, 1 bid Seller's feedback: 66 Buyer's feedback: 56 MSRP: $29,320 Other current offering: Fields Dodge, Glenview, IL, fteldsdodge.com, $35,135 for new car. 2006 AUDI A3 recently flushed; anti-lock inoperable. "Tires are mixed," also prompts worry. Radio is dead. 20 bids, sf 91, bf 4. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $750. More than 10 different people fought for this car Most of those people had '80s and '90s Alfa model names in their eBay handle. Maybe for those folks this wasn 't just a well-sold parts car Nobody loves a slushbox Alfa. Note to winner: Take it apart, sell all the bits on eBay, and drop us a line to let us know how much more those other 9 guys paid you for your time and knuckleskin as you stripped the cadaver for them. sedan. S/N ZAREA33AXM6159805. Silver/ black. 14 photos. Riverview, FL. 5-sp. Hood looks Excellent mechanical shape. New clutch, timing belt, and gaskets in last 5,000 miles. #4553630967-1991 ALFA ROMEO 1645 original except for 20-year-old lacquer repaint. Several original options. 1 bid, sf 196, bf 41. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $225,000. Why even look at a price guide? You know it won't help you justify or rationalize this totally out-of-the ballpark price. Advice to the seller: listen to the music carefully, as you don't want to be the last one standing when it stops. And at some point. it will stop. CHEVELLE SS 454 LS6 coupe. SN 136370A135886. Red with black stripes/black. Odo: 27 miles. 24 photos. Milford, MA. 454-ci #4551982208-1970  CHEVROLET Date sold: 5/25/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4552612140 Details: 2-liter 200 hp DOHC turbo 4-cylinder, 6-speed manual, ESP, dual-zone climate control Sale result: $24,600, 7 bids Seller's feedback: 0 Buyer's feedback: 0 MSRP: $25,460 Other current offering: Rector Motor Car Co., Burlingame, CA, rectoraudi.com , $34,260 for a new car. 2005 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE TV/PlayStation in glovebox. Leather racing seats. 18" wheels. A daily driver that has driven many trouble-free road-trips. 24 bids, sf 79, bf 0. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $5,100. If this car is as mechanically sound as advertised, the buyer just snagged a 50% discount on the only pimped "Alfa 164S that we've ever seen. - #4555440018-1993 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER convetible. SN ZARBB32N8P7006214. Green/tan. Odo: 86 miles. 18 photos. Del Mar, September 2005 V8, 4-sp. Appears as new in pictures. Nice options. Includes build sheet. 1 bid, sf 957, bf private. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $425,000. No, you're not seeing double, but the IRS probably is. If you are one of the other 4,473 owners of a '70 Chevelle LS6, by all means load it up onto eBay right now. Don 't stop to wax it or you might miss your window of opportunity. • Date sold: 6/2/2005 Sole location: eBay Motors #4554190907 Details: One of 60 Neiman Marcus Editions, 12 miles Sale result: $130,350, 1 bid Seller's feedback: 19 Buyer's feedback: 48 MSRP: $130,350 Other current offering: Nelson Exotics Inc., Beverly Hills, CA, nelsonexotics.com, $145,350 for a new car.• 141


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                  Price Guide Italian Cars T ABARTH 207A Boono Spider  Zagoto 750 Double Bubble  Record Monza  850 IC 2+2 ALFA ROMEO EL Normale/Turismo RI Sport/S. Sport RI Targo Florio 6(1500 Normale 6C 1500 Sport 6C 1500 SS Supercharged M 1750 Turismo 6C 1750 Gran Touring 6C 1750 GSSC 2+2 6C 1750 GS SC Zagoto 6C 1750 GS Touring 8( 2300 long chassis "Le Mans" Team Cars 8C 2300 short chassis "MM" 13( 2300 "Monzo" Tipo B Monoposto (P3) Tipo C Monoposto (8C-35) 6(2300 saloon Coachwork 6(2300 Sp. Coachwork 6(2300 Mille Miglia 8(2900 short chassis BC 2900 long chassis 57  58-61  59-62  62-66 22-25 25-26 23-24 27-29 28 28 29-33 30-32 30-33 30-33 30-33 12 n/a n/a n/a  1,702 929 4 1,058 inc. inc. 2,259 inc. inc. inc.  130 12 5100,000  $17,000  $25,000  58,000 540.000 560.000 5150,000 10/99 $22,000 535,000  8/99 (Add 515k for correct twin-cam engine. 850-cc twin-cam models, 5386-559k, 1000-cc twin-corn bialbero 5706-5906.) $11,500 $50,000 $75,000 5275.000 $350,000 560,000 595.000 5210,000 5260,000 570,000 $90,000 585 000 5120,000 $155,000 $195,000 $450,000 $600,000 5360 000 (Deduct up to $100,000 for non-matching engines on previous two models.) 31-34 31-34 31-34 31-34 32-34 35-36 34-39 34-39 38-39 36-38 36-38 5900,000 20' 26 15 6 1,606 inc. inc. 17 27 6(2500 cabriolet (Coachbuilt) 39-53  6C 2500 SS (Coachbuilt)  6(2500 Frec. D'Oro  6C 2500 Villa D'Este  1900 5 Window coupe  1900M 4W0  1900 3 Window coupe  1900 cabriolet  1900 Zogato (SSZ)  2000 Spider  2600 Spider  2600 Sprint  2600 Sprint Zagato  750 Sprint Normale  750 Spider Normale  750 Spider Veloce  750 Sprint (Lightweight)  750 SS (Low-nose)  101 1300 Spider Normale  101 1300 Spider Veloce  101 1300 Sprint Normale  101 1300 Sprint Veloce  101 1300 Sprint Speciale  Si-1  SZ-2  Ti-1  R.2  39-43 50- 100  10*  50"  383  680  39-40  46-53  46-50  49-53  51-54  51-53  55-58  52  55-57  58-62  62-65  62-66  65-67  54-59  55-59  56-59  56-59  56-57  57-58  59-62  59-62  250'  949  1,949  854  91  28'  3,443  2,255  6,999  105  7,000'  7,000'  2,300'  1,100  100'  100'  $32,500 585,000 $275,000 5125,0 0  $225,000  5150,000  5175, 00  540,000  425,000 51,500,000 51,750,000 52,500,000 53,000 000 54,200,000 53,000,000 54,200,000 $1,700,000 52,900,000 52500,000 $3,500,000 $37,500 $105,000 $350,000 $6,000,000 $10,000,000 $4 000 000 56 000 000 2/02 6/01 5/00 2/96 12/01 11/99 (2,594 6C 2500 chassis of all types were built Numbers below are included in that figure.) 6C 2500 SS (Coochbuilt)  6C 2500 SS Corsa  5/01 $50,000  5175,0 0 4/99 5400,000 $300, 00  $350, 00 12/95 2/95 5175, 00  $45,000  $10,000  $55,000  $50,000  5200,000  515,000  $21.000  510,000  535,000  513,000  515,000  $25,000  7,800'  500*  59-62  58-62  60-61  61-62  63-64  64-65  59-62 17,000'  1,900'  1,366  169  44  101  12  Giulio Sprint CT Veloce  Giulia SIC  142 62-65  64-66  62-64  63-66  63.66  66-68  64-66  9,250  1,091  7,107  1,400  525,000  545,000  $32,500  $14,000  518,000  510,000  $15,000  522,500  570,000  575,000  5200,000  21,542  14,240  1,000  $14,000  520,000  $12,000  522,500  59,000  $250, 00 10/00 6/04 560,000  $15,000 $85,000 $60,000 5265,0 0 9/94 $22,500  $30,000  $13,000  $55,000  $18,000 $22,000 $35,000  4/03 (Add 50% for 56-57 Veloces due to eligibility for prestigious vintage events 750 Sprint Venue  $35,000 555,000 $40,000 $22,000 $24,000 $16,000 $25,000 528,000 $100,000 11/00 5110,000  2/99 5280,000 10/99 51,000,000 51,250,000 2/01 (Note: TIs and SIs are easy to fake; prices are for authentic tors with paperwork.) 101 1600 Spider Normale  101 1600 Spider Value  101 1600 Sprint Normale  101 1600 Spider Spec.  Giulia Sprint ST  512,000  515,000  $20,000 528,000 518,000 $28,000 512,000  515,000 520,000  1)04 9/98 4/02 5/03 $80,000 $125,000 1/02 3/00 6/02 he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with a Giulia T1 Super Giulia Super 4R Zagato 1600 CIA Stradale 1600 GTA Corsa 1300 CIA Jr. Stradale 1300 CIA Jr. Corse 1750 SIAM 63-64  66-68  65-67  65-67  68-71  68-71  68-72  11 33 SC 12 (Supercharged)  Dueno  1750 Spider (Roundtail)  1750  1300 Junior Zagato  1600 Junior Nato  Montreal  619 1750/2000  Spider 1750/2000  Spider 2000  Alfetto Sedan  (Automatic trans, deduct $500.) Allen° GT (US) Spider 2000 GTV-6    619-6 Maratona  619-6 Twin Turbo  Spider 2000 Milano  611/-6 Balocco  GTV-6   (Automatic transmission, deduct $1,000.) Milano Verde  Spider 2000  Zagato ES-30  164/1641  164S  Spider 2000 (coin. ed.)  (Automatic transmission, deduct $1,500 BIZZARRINI 5300 GT and CISITALIA 046  Strad° 202MM (Spyder Nuvolari)  46-48  47-51  36 30 $155,000  $60,000  $180.000  5200 000 5100,000 $260000 (Deduct 25% for incorrect engine. Beware: Cisitalios are currently the fake du lour. The replicas never used Cisitalio chassis numbers. They generally haven Sirma engine, look brand new [because they are], and have no paperwork or his-to 202 coupe  202 cabriolet  DE TOMASO Vallelunga  Mongusto  neater°  Pantero CT/I, CIS  Add 53500 for true 615. 8/01 3/05 166 Spyder Comm 166 MM Berlinetta 166 MM Barchetto 166 Inter 195 Inter 340 America Closed 47-48 48-50 48-50 48-51 50-52 51 8 12 25 38 19 12 $100,000  5950,000 51,100,000 51,400,000 51,100,000 51,600,000 $250,000  $250,000  $350,000 $350,000 $600,000 53,600,000 6/99 4/96 12/01 47-54  47-54  67  67-71  71-74  75-89  153 17 50' 400' 5,629 3,500' 580,000  $75,000  565,000 535,000 525,000 528,000 5100,000 5110,000 580 000 550 000 543.000 $45,000 87-89  87-90  90-92  91-95  91-95  91-92  93  n/a n/a 1,020 n/a n/a ('94;95 only, 4-cam 164L, LS add $3,000. '95 sal Spider 2000  n/a n/a 53,500 54,500 522,500 $3,500 56,000 56,000 $7,000 528,000 56,500 59,000 1640, add $7,000 $5,000  58,500  510,000 S12,000 8/05 67-69  67-69  69-72  75 77   66-67 68-69 69    68-72 72-75  72-75   69-74 501 65-72 124,590 92 560 inc. 447 inc. 40 18 30 20 12 2 owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.• A  Price Range CR1 518,000 50,000 530, 000 550,000 560,000 $40,000 $45,000 575,000 15,047 inc. 44,265 1,108 402 3,925 70-74 37,459 70-74  75-81  75-79  n/a n/a n/a 75-79  82-84  81-83  82  84-86  04  85  85-86  87-89  13,715 n/a n/a 350 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $650,000 5375,000 5350,000 $325,000 $250,000 512,000 $10,000 58,500 $18,000 525,000 $13000 $2,000 $9,500 55,500 55.000 52,000 524,000 512,000 540,000 $60,000 580,000 S45,000 $55,000 595,000 5850,000 5500,000 5500,000 5425,000 5275,000 $16,000 $14,000 $13,1300 $22,500 520,000 $10000 53,500 515,000 50,500 S7,500 $3,000 54,000 S5 500 S5 000 55 500 Si 000 Si 000 513,000 56 000 $4000 j 1/99 340 America Open  340 Mexico   51  342 America Berlinetta  342 America cabriolet  212 Export (Closed) 212 Export (Open)  (Note: GTA prices are especially affected by originality, completeness and history.) 11 33/2 Stradale  TT 33/2 (2-liter)  TT 33/3 (3-liter)  11 33 12 cylinder  212 Touring Barchetto  212 Inter  225 Sport  11/95 2/97 7/05 6/03 6/00 5/94 12/02 (Deduct $2,500 if not properly state and federal certified.) Berlina 1750/2000  9/02 2/05 8/95 250 MM Berlinetto  340 MM  375 MM Berlinetto  250 Europa Series I  375 America  375 MM+  250 Monza  750 Monza  500 Mondial 375 MM    166 MM Berlinetta 52 166 MM Spyder S2  250 MM   52-53  52-53 51-52 51-52 51-52 51-52  52 52      52-53 52.53  52-53  52-53  53   53-54 53-54 53-54 53-54 53-54  54 54       410 Sport Spyder/coupe  860 Monza  500 TR 250 Europa Series II  52 500 54,000 53,000 $4 500 54,500 55,000 510,500 53.500 S2,500 410 Superamerica  25061 Bono/Elle.  25061 Tour de France  12/04 54-55 54-55  55   55-56 56   56-59 56-58 56-59    Price Range tio 13 4 3 3 9 7 84 22 4 9 13 16 9 33 16 7 18 12 6 4 33 34 4 2 17 37 130 77 (Early Pininforina-bodied "roundtail" TdFs ['56] '14 louvre comp. car 'Zagato-bodied 500 TRC  57 250 Testa Rosso (all)  250 GT PF cabriolet Series I  25061 PF cabriolet Series II  56-61 57-59 59-62 25061 California Spyder LWB 57-60 'Alloy-bodied 25061 California Spyder SWB 60-63 'Alloy-bodied 25061 Int. Berlinneta  250 Pininfarina coupe  25061 SWB (steel)  250 611 Lusso   400 Superomerica  250 GTE 2+2 250610   330 LM Berlinena  330 America  330 GT 2+2 250 IM (no stories) 500 Superfast   'Alloy-bodied w/no stories "SEFAC variant  59 59-62 60-62 61 60-64 60-63 62-64 62-64 63 63 63-68 64-65 64-66 275 GTB/C SN  275 GTB/C Le Mans  275 STS  275 GTB/C  275 618/4  365 California Spyder  20661 Dino  365 GT(  365 GT 2+2  365 GIB/4 Daytona coupe  (Add $200,000 for alloy body.) 275 618/4 MART Snyder  330 GT( 33061$   65-66  66  65 65   66-68  67-68 66-68 66-68 66-67 67-68 68-70 68-71  68-73        200 42 9 51 3 7 350 122 inc. 23 45 955 39 350 4 50 1,080 32 36 275 GTB/2 SN 64-66 450 11 3   200 12   280  10  144  150 800  600 100 14    1,273   B (inc.) 5 (inc.) 20 34 40 -e en 5450,000 $1,200,000 $1,400,000 51,700,000 $300,000 5450,000 $400,000 51,000,000 5300,000 5350,000    5395,000 $450,000 51,100,000 51,200,000 5300,000 5750,000  5395,000 $950,000 5850,000 51,000,000 $1,100,000 $1,300,000 $1,200,000 $1,650,000 $1,200,000 51,500,000 51,800,000 52,250,000 S600,000 51,500,000 53,250,000 $4,000,000 $2,750,000 53,250,000 $275,000  5350,000    S350,000 5750,000 54,000,000 $5,000,000 $1,700,000 $2,700,000 $650,000 $300,000 $850,000 5475,000 $2,000,000 53,000,000 $1,600,000 52,000,000 51,000,000 51,400,000 $450,000 $125,000   $750,000 $200,000 $950,000 51,200,000 will command a oremium $1,000,000 51,700,000 $1,500,000 51,750,000 51,200,000 51,500,000 57,000,000 514 000,000 5550,000  5175,000  S850,000 5300,00 51,100,000 51,400,000 $1,400,000 51,600,000 52,200,000 52,500,000 52,800,000 53,500,000 $700,000 51,250,000 575,000 $125,000 51,100,000 $1,400,000 51,8 0,000 $2,750,000 52,5 0,000 53,000,000 $425,000  $45,000  $575,000 $75,000 58,500,000 512,000,0 0 5250,000  5350,000 55,000,000 57,000,000 $40,000  530,000  570,000 545,000 $3,500,000 $4 , 5300,000  5250 000  500,000 5400,000 5375,000 11/03 8/96 11/01 2/00 10/04 12/00 3/98 6/02 12/97 12/96 5/01 3/04 3/05 6/00 11/01 12/98 4/04 4/95 7/05 10/03 10/00 9/97 6/04 12/95 (Add $25,000 for longnose, $25,000 for 6 combs, $25,000 for alloy body, 55,000 for outside filler cap.) $950,000 51,150,000 10/02 53,500,000 57,500,000 $200,000  $260,000 11/04 51,200,000 $1,400,000 9/04 8/04 $425,000  $85,000  $225,000  S475,000  $65,000  5125,000  545,000  5500,000 $2,000,000 52,500,000 $145,000 $275,000 5650,000 $100,000 5155,000 575,000 5145,000 $125,000  4/01 11/03 5/00 Sports Car Market


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  Price Range .0 00 365 GTS  365 GTB/4C (Fact. Daytona  Comp.) lion-factory Comp. Day.  365 615/4 Daytona Spyder  365 617/4  24667 'Dino coupe  246 GTS Spyder  69  71-73  71-73 72-73 71-72 69-74 72-74     (Add $7,500 for 'chairs and flares".) 365 GT4 2+2  365 614 BB Boxer  308 GT4 2+2  308 GTB (fiberglass)  (Add $5,000 for dry sump.) 308 GTB (steel)  308 GTS  512 BB Boxer  4002+2 corbureted  512 BB LM 308 GTIii 308 GTSi 400i 72-76 74-76 74-79 75.77     75-79 77-79 7641 76-80      20 15 (list) 5 (inc) 124 500 2,609 1,274 470 387 2,826 712 2,089 3,218 929 502 (Add $2,500 for 400/4001 with manual shift.) 79-80  Mondial 8 coupe 512 BBi Boxer 308 GTBi QV 308 GTSi QV Mondial coupe QV Mondial cabriolet DV 288610 Testarossa Testarossa 412 Mondial 3.2 coupe Mondial 3.2 cabriolet 328610 328615 F40 328615 Mondial 't' coupe Mondial 't' cabriolet 348 tb 348 ts 51210 456 GT Manual 348 Spider F512 M F355 Berlinetta F355 GTS F355 Spider F50 45661 Automatic 550 Maranello 355 Serie Horan 360 Modena 360 Modena Snyder 360 Modena Challenge 430 550 Barchetta Pininfarina Into 80-82  80-82  80-84  81-82  82-84  83-85  83-85  83-85  83-85  84-85  25 494 1,743 1,308 708 1,007 748 3,042 1,848 629 272 85-873 7,200 87.5-91  85-89  86-88  86-88  86-89  86-88  88-91  89  89  inc. 576 987 810 1345 6,068 1,315 inc. 840 89-91  90  90-92  91-95  92-03  93-95  94-96  94-99  96-99  95-99  95-97  96-03  96-03  99  99-  01-  00-  06  00-03  03-  1,010 2,895 4,230 2,280 1,548 1,090 500 3,938 2,048 2,663 349 403 1,600 100* n/a n/a n/a n/a 448 349 $275,000 51 100,006 S800 000 5325 000 550,000 S 5 000 570,000  515,000 $65,000 519,000 530,000 23 000 $25 000 555 000 S17 000  $4 25,000  522 SOO  $22 , 500  518,000 515 000 560 000 528 000 528 000 $21 000 573 000 5275 000 $40,000 550,000 525 000  S 24,000  521,500 535 000 535 ,             000  $275,000 S 0 000 532,500 535 000 $45 ,     000  550,000 $/0,  000  out MSRP  $2 0 000 $950,000   565 000  5100 0 S75 000  S650,000  560 000 5115 0 580,000 5110 000  S190,000  S80 000 $55,000 555,000 5115 00 550 000         000 $350,000 $1 500 000 51,200, 000 $450000 $75, $10, 000 000 $95,000 525 000 $85,000 525,000 540,000 530,000 S32,500 $72,500 24.000 5525 000 527500 527, 524 , 500 000 $22500 580, $35000 530, 527, 000 500 000 $32500 5325. 560, $70000 537, 000 000 000 $32000 $37000 $45000 550000 5375000 568, $40, 000 000 $50000 S60000 S65000 595, 590, 000 080 570000 51500 0 585, 51100 0 5775000 $95000 5165000 S115 00 5160 00 5230 00 5110 0 5160 00 5285000 S1,100 00 10/00 350 GT 7/02 5/04 5/02 10/01 400 GT 2+2 Miura P400 400S 400SV Espada Islero (40061 version) 'S' version 2/05 8/02 2/01 2/03 9/00 Jerome (both versions) (Add $5,000 for '5".) LIrraco P250 P200 P300 5/98 9/03 12/02  4/03 2/04 Countach LP400 LP 400 5 LP 5000 S LP 5000 QV Anniversary Silhouette Jalpa P 350 L16002 (America version add $12,500.) Diablo  Diablo VT Diablo Diablo VT roadster Murcielago Gallardo LANCIA B2OGT Cp 51-5  3/03  *Concerning 'cut-cars": non-factory, non-NART Spyder c versions or valued primarily by the quality of workmanship. In today's market, rarely is a cut can valued more than the coupe it is derived from. 312 "Spaghetti Exhaust"  70-80 312 B & T series  Turbocharged  Front-engined 96 (Dinos)  racers (Includes 166, 196, 246, 286, 268 SPs without stories Rear-engined 912 racers  63-67  22* (Includes 250P, 275P, 330P, 330P2, 275P2, 365P, 330P3, 365P2/3, 330 P4, 330 P3/4 412P without stories 89 (body by Rappi)  Body by Zagato (28)  September 2005 53-55 114 total inc. $150,000  $245,000  5195 000 5350 000 4/98 Formula One Cars '60s  12  68-70  81-88  40* 36*   6*  (Includes 196, 206, 246, 296 S without stories.) Rear-engined 06 & 1/8 Dino  61-67  25*  5450,000  $225,000  Ferrari Sports Prototype Racers 57-60  $800,000 51,000,000 5600,000  5275,000 52/50 000 53 750 000 51,450,000 51,850,000 6th series  90-93 94-99  96-01  96-99  02-  04-  51-58  n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,697  424  580000 5100000 5105000 5130000 $200000 5145,000 $38, 000  525 000  $100,000 5125,000 5130,000 5160,000 5250,000 5170,000 549,000  535,000 (Note: 51,283 820 coupes are valued higher in Europe than 54,586 due to their racing history. Also, contemporary reproductions such as wire wheels and Nardi wheels odd more value in the U.S. than in Europe, where unit incli ix rized 024 Spider America  2/98 B24 convertible  GTL 2+2 Touring coupe  Flamini() convertible 2.51  Flaminio Sport Zagato  54-55  55-59  59-68  240* ("Factory number, but probably optimistic, and includes approx. 20 cars in the hold of the Andrea Doria.) 521  59-68  59-63  1,718  300 848  205  580,000  $12,000  510,500  550,000  Fulvia 61 1.2/8.3 HF Fulvia 61 1.6 HF Fulvia GT Zagato Stratos 65-68 69-76 67-76 74-76 5110 000  Sb 000  575 000  580 000  9/04 (Additions: $5,000 Nardi carb kit ; 52,500 factory her& $5,000 Borrani wires.) Flamini(' GT Touring  10/02 3/97 6/96 (Four variations: Covered headlight 2.5L; open headlight 2.51; double bubble sport with 2.81; super sport with chopped tail. Additions for all Flaminias: $5,000 for added triple Weber curbs, $4,000 for original 2.01,37 model 1,317 4,948 800* 500 510,000 515,000 513.500 545,000 514.000 S18 000 519 HO 565,000 4/02 5/95 6/03 64-66 66-68 66-69 69-71 71-72 68-78 68-69 68         70-76  72-76 75-77 75-79 74-76 76-82 82-85 85-88 1989         76-78 82-88 87-90    143 244 465 138 148 1,223 129 102 327 525 66 198 149 235 323 610 657 52 410 300 $75 , 000 $50 000 565,000 S110 000 5180 000 575 000 525 000 530 000 513 000 512 OOD 525 000 5/0000 S50 000 550 000 560 000 S70 000 S25 000 520 000 545,000  $100,000 S80,000 51 00 NO $145,000 5225,000 $35,000 $40,000 $45 000 $22,500 $20,000 $35,000 $90,000 $70, $70,000 $85,000 588,000 $40,000 535,000 565 000 5/02 10/03 1/03 4/03 10/99 Show Cars/Other Coachwk.  2/96  9/01 12/03 8/05 5/03 1100/1200 TV roadster 1200/1500 roadster Fiat Dino Spider Fiat Dino coupe 850 Spider 124/2000 Spider 01/9 1/05  11/98 INTERMECCANICA Italia coupe Italia convertible Rivolta coupe  Grifo  1/04 6/03 2/97  1/03  5/99  7/04  Lele  Tipo 8 Touring  Tipo 8A cabriolet  Tipo 84 convertible coupe  Tipol3A 5 cabriolet roadster  57-58 59-67 66-72 66-72 67-74 68-85 74-90 67-72  67-72  63-70  65-74  69-74  19-24 30-32 25-32 25-32 Tipo 8A SS Dual-Cowl Phaeton 25-32 Tipo BASS roadster cabriolet  (Cosign° coachwork, add 15%) 25-33 inc. n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/o 500' inc. 799 412 317 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 5350 000 $525 000 $550,000 $600,000 $700,000 S600,000 5725 000 5750 000 5800 000 58/5,000 $150000  59 000 57,500 $22, S4,000 51,750 516.000  S28,000  512,000 $45080 $175,000 (Correct 80 engines ore difficult to find. Deduct 40./0 for incorrect type or no engine. Add 25% for significant, documented history.) 500 510 5LK1 54 , 500 515,000 59,000 535,000 $15,000 $6,500 56,000 53,500 520,000 538,000 528,000 575,000 (Add: $7,000 for 427 engine, $2,500 for long-nose model. Deduct: 52,500 or 351 d. ) 3/05 11/97 8/99 12/02 MASERATI A61500  (60 PF coupes, 1 Zagoto) A66CS/A6GCM  A6GCS/53  46654/4662000 Allemano  coupe -0 IA 2 Price Range Price Range 46-50  47-53  51-53  54-57  A60354/A6G2000 Fruo Spyder 54-57  46654/4662000 Zogato coupe 54-57  (Also 6 Frua coupes, 1 Zagato Spider built.) 150S  2005, Si  300S  450S  3500 GT, GTi  3S0061 Vignale Snyder  500061 Special Bodies  55-57  55-58  55-58  56-58  57-65  59-64  59-64  59-64  61 16 52 21 12 20 24 30* 28 10 1,991 227 (3500 odd $5,000 for wires, $3,500 for 5-sp.) 5000 GT Allemano coupe  32 inc. Birdcage Tipo 60/61 front 59-61 22 engine Birdcage Tipo 63/64 rear  engine Sebring coupe SI  Sebring coupe 511  Quottroporte I  Mistral coupe  Mistral Spider  Mexico 4.2  (Add $2,000 for 4.7 version.) Chihli coupe 4.71  Chihli coupe SS 4.91  Ghibli Spider 4.71  Ghibli SS Spider 4.91  lady  Bona  Merak  60-61  62-65 65-66 63-69 64-70 64-69 65-68       67-70 70-73 69-71 71-72 69-74      Khamsin  Merak SS Kyalami  000 11/04 3/00 1/02 6/05 6/00 Quattropode II Biturbo coupe  Biturbo spider  Biturbo Spider (ml.) 228 430    Spyder  Cou , e  MORETTI GS Bialbero (750 cc)  Barchena Blather° (750 cc)  54-56  63-69  (Add $2,000 for 4.71 or 4.91 engine.) 71-80 72-76 74-78 76-80 77-82 79-86   84-87 86-88 89 89-90 89-90 02-04 02-04 6 346 98 679 828 120 250 1,149 inc. 100 25 1,136 571 1,832 421 277 150 n/a n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a  n/a  590,000  5400000 5500000 $130000 $300000 $475,000  5575 000 $725,000 52 250 000 $2 800 OfN1 $27 , 000 560,000  $175,000  5175,000  $125,000 5450,000 5700,000 5165,000 5390,000 5600,000 5750 000 $975 000 52,750,000 53,200,000 535,000 585,000 5250 000  (Coachwork by Touring, Micholetti, Frua, Pinin Farina, Ghia, Benone) 51.500.000 52000000 8/01 $600,000 5900, 525,000 S30 000 510,000 525,000 S65,000 S16,000  $32,000 538 000 585,000  595 . 000  516 000    $33000 $15000 $18500 S17 000 S14,080 $7,500 S3,000 $7 000 $7,000 56,500 $5,500 $60,006 65,000  S100 000  S125 000  000 535,000 540,000 514,500 535,000 595.000 $21 000 540,000 555,000 5130,000 5135,000  S24,000  545 000 523,000 530. 12/03 8/97 10/02 5/03 5300 000 5/03 11/95 8/04 5/00 6/04 9/00 000 525,000 S22,000 511,500 $5,500 $10,000 $11,000 $9,500 50,500 575,000 580.000 5125.000 5175 000 (Spare engines ore non-existant. Cars w/o engines have marginal value at best. Add 25% for documented, significant history.) 8/99 (51,283 were all RN. Additions: $1,000 Nardi steering wheel; $1,500 Nardi floor shift; $5,000 Nardi curb kit; $2,500 period Webasto sunroof. 57 500 Borrani wires.) Mt4 Mille Miglia  160061  SIATA 3008C  48-56  58-61  72  128  5300 000  565.000  5450 000 7/05 585 000 12/02 (1600 61 price is for Zagato Berlinetta. Deduct $30K for Fissure body, 540-$60K for Boneschi body.) 49-52  (Deduct 55k for Fiat 1100 engine.) Daina cabriolet  51-55  52-55  52-55  70  80  20* 90*   550,000  $28,000  5200.000  5200,000  $75,000 S55,000 (Additions: 55k for Grand Sport (twin Webers], $7 500 for all bad 208 coupe (Farina & Balboa)  208S America roadster  5350,000 5300 000 (Correct 81/ engines are difficult to find. Significant deduction for incorrect type or no engine. Examples with exceptional and fully documented history can and do command exceptional prices.) STANGUELLINI 1100  Formula Junior  47-56  59  60  120  $75000  $30,000  $150000 (Price for OHC or DOHC engines. Deduct 510k for pushrod engine. Deduct $10k for 750 engine.) $40 000 143


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Motobilia Carl Bomstead Two Bidders Make for Two Winners Even if you put some outlandish prices on each and every piece, you are still a long, long way from 48 large hirty years ago Jacques Vaucher began representing automotive artists, a much tamer endeavor than his earlier fascination with racing fast sports cars. Vaucher began by arranging exhibitions in the windows of men's clothing stores along Fifth Avenue in New York City for an artist he had met. This expanded to loading his car full of automotive art and other pieces of automobilia and putting on an exhibition at The Glen Motor Inn, which was headquarters for the Grand Prix of the United States at Watkins Glen. Vaucher is still exhibiting at the major automotive events throughout the country, but he now spends the majority of his time at his Fart et l'automobile gallery in East Hampton, NY. About seven years ago he started a phone and mail auction that has expanded to include Internet bidding, though about 60% of the action still takes place the old-fashioned way. T A ROUSING SUCCESS The most recent sale closed June 22, and included 476 lots, his most successful auction to date. It included plenty of unique and desirable automobilia and automotive-related art, books, programs, photographs, prints, paintings, posters, pins, mascots and models. Among the more frivolous offerings was a 1925 Ford Model T roadster that was created as a clown car. It had dual engines, steering and controls, and two front ends. It would have been the perfect Fourth of July parade car; however, it failed to attract any bids. A two-liter Bugatti oil can only attracted one bid, but it was enough for it to go to a new home at the final price of $1,750. The can featured the famed red and white Bugatti logo on a blue background, and the back of the can had an image of Ettore Bugatti's other passion, a black pur sang, a purebred horse. The can was rated in B+ condition, but the front of the can was heavily stained and the back appeared to have some damage as well, so the condition rating may have been a bit aggressive. Another version of this Bugatti can does not have the horse on the back and carries a slightly different logo. Both types are quite rare and are infrequently offered for public sale, so although the price paid here seemed a bit high, it may be a long while before another example comes along. SIGN HERE Another delightful offering was a sepia-toned postcard autographed by Tazio Nuvolari. The postcard shows the famous race driver in his helmet with goggles raised. Also included was a personal note dated 1974 from his wife Carolina, thanking a supporter for keeping the memories of the "great champion" alive. This was a most desirable piece of automotive racing history that closed at a final price of $1,840, including premium. Another interesting period photograph was of John De Palma at the wheel of the #2 Duesenberg racer. It was autographed, which was not unusual as De Palma signed most everything put in front of him. The photo was in decent condition and had a pre-sale estimate of $80-$100, which was way off the mark as bidding ended at a surprising $1,265. Three posters with our favorite logo of 01' Bib were offered, and they all went to new homes; two sold for $2,070 and the other for $2,242. All three were large, approximately 32 by 40 inches, and featured the early cigar-smoking image of the famous Michelin mascot riding bicycles. Two of the posters proclaimed "The Best, The Cheapest" (in French, of course), while the third had Bibendum dispensing bicycle tires from his prodigious belly. Auction:  l'art et l'automobile, June 22, 2005 Highlight: 1949 Ferrari Correspondence and Literature Collection—Lot 32 Estimate: S1,500-52,500 Sale Price: S48,127.50 including 15% buyer's premium ADULTS ONLY The most surprising sale of the auction was a collection of Ferrari correspondence and literature. It had a pre-sale estimate of $1,500$2,500, but two determined European collectors drove the price into the stratosphere. The auction had actually closed at 3:00 p.m., but well past seven o'clock the two bidders were still going at it. Finally Vaucher told one of the bidders to "just bid $100,000 so you can go to bed," but he stopped at $40,000 and the other guy was successful. After 31 bids, he emerged the "winner" at a lofty $48,127. The eleven-piece collection included two black-and-white Ferrari sales folders, one for the 166 Formula 2 and the other for the 166 Mille Miglia Barchetta. The collection also included three original black-andwhite factory photographs showing the 166 Barchetta by Touring, the Inter 2+2 Touring coupe and a second 166 coupe. A letter written by Enzo Ferrari with the original envelope from Modena, dated May 1949, was included, as well as five different illustrations, such as cut-away views for portions of the 166 Inter engine, transmission, chassis and suspension. This was indeed a significant assemblage of rare and desirable Ferrari memorabilia, but how do you possibly justify a collection selling for almost 20 times the high estimate? Granted, anything with Enzo's signature is going to garner serious attention from the Prancing Horse crowd, but even if you put some outlandish prices on each and every piece, you are still a long, long way from 48 large by normal valuation standards. But this sale is just another example of what can happen when an auction company brings together two determined, well-heeled bidders who both decide they want something. Perhaps the under-bidder is breathing a sigh of relief, or perhaps he's wondering if just one more bid would have been enough. Clearly there were two financial winners here, the auction company and the consignor, and one emotional one, the new owner. I assume they are all equally satisfied with the outcome.• 144  Sports Car Market


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1990-91 Norton Fl Rotary Norton's amazing racing success came against serious competition from the Big Four Japanese companies. Naturally, rule changes were imminent he world has become so accustomed to the English losing gracefully that it's a red-letter day when they kick some serious tail. It happened in 1988 when Norton turned an air-cooled, rotary-engined police bike into a Formula One Championship winner, combining with sponsor John Player to chalk up 35 Fl and TT wins. T Just as all rotaries do, the Norton traces its lineage to Felix Wankel's 1967 NSU Ro80 car. A bit of background: Rotary engine technology tantalized automakers throughout the late '60s and early '70s, but it never really caught on. It did lead to some exciting experiments, like GM's 400-hp, rotary-engined Corvette, but the only rotary-powered car to have any lasting success was Mazda's RX-7 of 1979. The biggest advantage of rotary engines is their light weight, making them an obvious choice not only for sports cars, but motorcycles as well. The downside to rotaries is that the engines are thirsty and don't make much torque, rotor tips burn, and worst of all for a bike, exhausts run horrendously hot. Nevertheless, motorcycle manufacturers employed some rotaries in the mid-1970s. The German Hercules company built 3,000 rotary bikes, Dutch entrepreneur Van Veen sold 37 frighteningly expensive machines using Citroen rotary power, and Suzuki built 5,000 RE5s from 1974-76. Meanwhile, in England, Norton-Villiers amalgamated with BSA-Triumph in 1973 and gained a rotary prototype as part of the deal. Two more development bikes were built, using a Hercules powerplant fitted in a T-140 Triumph frame. Financial troubles were dogging Triumph, but the rotary project somehow survived and Norton took it when they were cast off from the corporate mess in 1978. Norton built some 25 prototypes in 1979 and they were so well received by the press that the rotary-powered Interpol II was developed for the British police, who bought 360 of them between 1984 and 1989. A civilian roadster version called the Classic came out in 1988, and a faired Commander touring bike was built between 1988-92. But the real story didn't begin until exchampion racer Brian Crighton joined Norton in 1986. He proved to have the magic touch with rotary engines, and by adapting a special Spondon frame and modest tuning to Norton's 588-cc powerplant, he managed over 170 mph in testing. Visions of past TT success danced through everyone's heads and the rotary racing program was launched. 146  Don 1 rely on engine braking going into a turn The results surpassed everyone's expectations. The twin-rotor RC588 developed 135 hp at 9,500 rpm and weighed only 320 pounds. Steve Spray won the Fl championship in 1988, and Trevor Nation won eight races on one. The water-cooled RCW588 proved even better a year later, as Spray won six races and took four seconds and six thirds. The 1990 season trumped the year before: Nation won five races, Spray won three and Joey Dunlop's brother Robert won three more. In 1991, Nation, Dunlop and Ron Haslam scored 22 podiums, then Steve Hislop won the 1992 Senior TT at the Isle of Man and was second to Carl Fogarty in the Formula One race run at record lap speeds that would stand until 1999. Amazing as it was, this success was coming against serious competition from the Big Four Japanese companies. Naturally, rule changes were imminent. It was decided that rotary engine displacement would be calculated differently, with the handicap multiplying the 588 cc by 1.7 for road racing bikes, throwing the Norton into the 1-liter class. Needless to say, Norton and the banshee wail of its full-race rotaries were out of competition—shades of Andy Granatelli's 1967 Indy turbine car. Norton built about 1,000 rotary-powered motorcycles before the company drowned in red ink in 1993. The best of the road bikes were the black and silver-striped Fl and Fl Sport of 1990-91, which today stand as fine additions to any motorcycle collection. Norton built 130 F 1 s and 70 Fl Sports, but you'll probably have to search for one in Europe, as it's estimated that there are only a couple here in the States. Norton also made 1214 factory racers, which could still be wickedly competitive if you can find a class to run in. If you do find a Norton rotary, make sure you know the provenance and plan to do 99% of 4 any work on the bike yourself as no one in the U.S. is likely willing to tackle them. Expect to pay about $15k-$20k for an F1, as the limited production run has kept the bikes from depreciating much. Works race bikes are quite rare and sell for about twice the price of a street bike. German Norton importer Joe Seifert and former Norton chief of motorcycles Richard Negus formed a new company, Norton Motors Ltd. (www.nortonmotors .co.uk), in 1996. The British firm's stated purpose is supporting the rotary Nortons, and it sells bikes as well as supplying spares and advice. Low-speed throttle response is a problem with the F1, as its Mikuni carburetors aren't well suited to the engine. The good news is that there's no longer any need to worry about burned rotor tips, as Negus says modern coatings and the right lubricating oil have cured the problem. Assembled in Germany while Norton was in its death throes, the Fl Sport was fitted with SU carburetors, which make the bike more rideable, though not quite as quick. German-built bikes are mostly black without the John Player Special stripes, and 23 of the 70 Fl Sports have red TT lettering on them. Perfect Norton Rotary owner: Just boug ht his wife a blac k RX-8 Rating (***  is best): Fun to rid e: **** Ease of main tenance: ** Appreciation po tentiol: **** Attention gett er: ***** While the bikes look terrific, their superaerodynamic fairing has been known to create an overheating problem at low speeds. Another potential issue comes from the bike's wonderful power curve: While it's almost flat from 3,000-11,000 rpm, there's no engine braking to speak of, so simply lifting off the throttle to slow can lead to arriving at a corner well before you might have planned. Years produced: 199 0-91 Original list price: a pprox. $20,000 SCM Valuation: $15 ,000420,000 for a street bike; $30, 000440,000 for a factory race bike Tune-up/major seen ice: under $100, but you're on your o wn Engine: 588-cc rota ry Transmission: 5-ape ed Weight: 422 lb Color: block As far as collectibility goes, the small production run is certainly in the Norton's favor, as is its racing pedigree. 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WHAT YOU NEED AND HOW TO GET IT by Kristen HallGeisler Girard-Perregaux unveiled two watches at its recent Geneva show: The titanium Larueato EV03, and the women's Cat's Eye Tourbillon. The EVO3 features a glass back, through which the movement can be seen, while the Cat's Eye marks the second occasion in which G-P has used a tourbillon mechanism to increase precision in a women's timepiece. Price on request. www.girard-perregaux-usa.com . 1.,Ii"re'  ok.t4 - It was only a matter of time. If you can't bear the thought of mussing your Cayenne, but your machismo is on the line, use Spray-On Mud to keep your reputation and your SUV clean. Also works for convincing Greenies that you need an SUV for all your outdoorsy activities—like going to the outlet mall in the suburbs. Ell ($20). www.sprayonmud.com . This 1:8 scale 1967 Eagle Gurney-Weslake V12 is the first in a new line of historic replicas. Dan Gurney's Eagle first appeared at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1966, and won at the track the next year. Only 350 pieces will be produced. $1,499. 770.868.1042, www.realartreplicas.com . Each of the lamps from Campbell Levy Designs begins with a real crankshaft, one of yours or one from their extensive collection. The lamps are customizable, including shades and plating. They can even incorporate badges or hood ornaments into the base. Price varies. 303.916.6406, 720.339.6570, www.campbelllevydesigns.com .• Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers  Ford has the Eddie Bauer Edition, Jeep chose to go with Barney Rubble. —Bob Peterson, Brooks, GA "Really, Dad! It just followed me home! Can't we keep it, pleeease?"—Doug Haddonfield, NJ Knight, In a creative last-ditch effort to escape the scrapper, the Moke donned its best rock disguise. —Derek Tam-Scott, Oakland, CA After we crashed, we disguised it as a rock and left it. So far no one has noticed.—Vito Pacione, Spring, 7X Right then and there, Off Road Barbie decided to never, never, ever again play Jump the Curb with those mean ol' Army boys. —Jeannie Gretz, via e-mail Barney knew that he should have taken the keys from Fred after his fourth Rolling Rock. —John Bednorz, Houston, 7X Hank's wife insisted that he add the net to the top for that real "desert jeep tour feel," claiming the tourists would pay more. —Deborah Brown, Scottsdale, AZ The local tribe didn't care much for the Mary Kay consultant.—Bruce McKay, Novato, CA "Honey, I am exhausted, but I've got to get up there and incubate that Hummer egg!" —Mike McClelland, Seneca, SC It was Biff's first and last time at off-road driving.—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA "Madam, a Mr. Fred Flintstone has just parked his car in the drive. Shall I show him in?"—Steven Sperber, Tarzana, CA Although the running gear was weak, the body was rock-solid.—Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI Little-known automotive fact: The early Willys Jeeps featured a chassis design that was virtually a 100% "Crumple Zone" for occupant safety. Unfortunately, after a minor traffic mishap, this particular example was tossed aside like a wadded-up Kleenex.—David Franke, Santa Fe, NM Rare find leads anthropologists closer to how the Druids built Stonehenge.—Frank Boyle, Stockton, CA Collector car hunter coins new term for most recent find: Vintage Ton.—Patti Cumming, Stockton, CA Thanks to his sage advice to DaimlerChrysler concerning the nomenclature of its models, Bob Peterson is this month's winner of a sure-to-be-collectible-some-day 1:18 scale model, courtesy of Dave Kinney 's USAppraisaL—ED. • US APPRAISAL This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: August 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscar-market.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 150 Sports (Or Market


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Comments With Your Renewal Love the legal articles. How about info on E30/E361E46 BMW M3s.— Charles Vickery, El Paso, TX I appreciate the variety of vehicles covered. Let's agree to draw the line at custom choppers, okay?—Adam Buhr, St Paul, MN As a college student, I'm interested in careers in collecting. Some more profiles like the one on Mr. Hyman would be appreciated.—Marc Hatcher, Welch, WV My favorite magazine. I appreciate the way you do business, letting your subscribers know when subscriptions expire.—Tom Larsen, Weston, MA How about starting a column that covers some of the tips your experts provide to SCMers at your special auction clinics?—David Miller, FPO, AP I appreciate your faithfulness to Alfa Romeo.—Bill Gehring, Kirkland, WA I love my SCM, though my wife claims to dread losing me for two days. —Jerry Godfrey, Gold River, CA "Sports Car," right? When did muscle cars (and AMC Pacers!?) qualify as sports cars?—Brian Stein, Glen Ellyn, IL We never were ones to he constrained hr Remember your roots: Alfa Romeo Market Letter More feature articles on Alfa Romeo. Thanks for a great magazine. —Michael Patjens, Spanaway, WA I love the magazine. Always read it cover to cover on the first day I receive it. It is so much better than all the other magazines I get— Sum, V La,b-ar Da,y Weeketa  Suit V COLLECTOR CAR AU LABOR DAY WEEKEND September-3 &4 r Public Auction PlalEWON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS /LANA Silver Auctions G & G Classics Sawtooth Auto Sales Sun Valley Lodge To Buy or Sell 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com Entry fees: Saturday Sunday 1-10 201-210 $100 Entry fees are non-refundable Commission: 4% No-Reserve ($150 minimum) or 7% with Reserve ($300 minimum) Buy fee 6% Auction Schedule Vehicle Check-In: Friday, Sept 2 Auction: Sat. & Sun. Inspection 8am Bidding llam-7pm September 2005 151 101-199 211-260 261-Above Motor Trend, Car and Driver etc. I love the way your writers don't pull any punches and call 'em like they see 'em. —Steven Sperber, Tarzana, CA Love your magazine and read it with my father. My subscription expired, so I gave him one for Father's Day. It gives us a great excuse to spend time together. Thank you very much, keep up the great work!—Chris Stewart, Durham, NH How about some articles comparing and contrasting lease vs. purchase vs. financing with the tax implications of each. Or a retrospective where you look at an inexpensive vehicle, medium priced vehicle, and an expensive vehicle, then look at what the vehicles sold for at auction 15 years ago (if the data exists), ten years ago and five years ago. Compare and con- trast with price today and price in the future. P.S. As a fellow that still competitively races motorcycles, I enjoy the motorcycle coverage.—Daniel Danzi Esq., Montville, NJ Look no further than page 26 of this issue for Paul Duchene's look at collector car leasing—ED. Best magazine dollars I ever spent.—Peter Fraser, Huntington Station, NY If there was one thing I would like to see more of, it would be the "Affordable Classics" column. Now that cars from the '80s are getting attention, it would be interesting to see your experts' opinions on these cars. —David Zussman, Cincinnati, OH And thanks to all of you .for your thoughtfUl comments and your renewals.—ED.•


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCMwebsite listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just S44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 [GAVV] Barker Pullman Limousine Experience period C-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. $119,900, trades? See photos at www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) Jaguar C 1958 Triumph TR3 Arguably the best in the world in our opinion, all amenities including matching numbers and a no-expense-spared restoration just completed to totally original standards; better than factory new. $165,000 firm. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) This Jaguar Mark II is ready to show and drive! Won two times in JCNA shows. A complete rotisserie restoration has been completed. Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1960 Cooper T52 From the British "D" and XKSS Specialist. All alloy-3 DCOE Webers, Lynx manifolds, pin lock Dunlop wheels, Dunlop racing tires, I.R.S., blue/ black, 5,900 miles. 8 am/5 pm EST, Mon-Fri., 419.529.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) 1956 Jaguar XX 140 Drophead Coupe RHO). Matching numbers. 480.951.0777, vnvw.docsjags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1960 Jaguar Mark II Sedan Body-off restoration, dark brown/tan. Wilton carpets, exquisite wood work. Less than 250 miles since restoration. In our family over 25 years. $49,950. Partial trade considered. Petroff, 440.967.0022. (OH) 1937 Jaguar SS 100(3 1/2 liter) 4if" One 01 181 made. Prewar in silver with maroon hides. Restored beautifully and has the authentic front and rear lights and gauges. POA. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) 1950 Jaguar XK 120 OTS Heritage Certificate. Matching numbers. Sold new in California by Charles Homburg. Engine, transmission, brakes rebuilt at 60,000 miles (now 63,000). Restored body and new wiring. New upholstery. Wire wheels, SS exhaust. $35,000. 8am-5 pm EST, Mon.-Fri., 419.529.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) 1954 Jaguar XI( 120 OTS Many years, but few miles since body off "restoration." Reliable and presentable driver with nice top and interior. Mechanically excellent, cosmetically challenged. S10,500 offer/trade 505.286.9166. (NM) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 Factory built by Proteus. All alloy, dual 2" SUs, stainless exhaust, 4-speed overdrive, 5,300 miles. 8 am/5 pm EST, Mon.-Fri., 419329.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) 1953 Jaguar XK 120 M (5) Coupe Fully restored mechanically, needs paint. A super solid original California car. Drive anywhere. $12,900. 805.466.1015. (CA) 1959 MGA S/N F1/25/60. Restored and event ready. BMC engine and Colotti-Fiat gearbox. Friendly and fun car to drive. Current log books and records. $38,000. 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1963 Jaguar HE Coupe Fresh full restoration by Doc's Jags. Opalescent Silver-Blue w/ Biscuit hides, none better. Cal. black plate, alloy dash, priced @ 1/2-cost of restoration. $48,950. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com (AZ) 1963 Jaguar D-type Great candidate for restoration buy as-is or have Classic Showcase restore for you. This is an early XKl 20 with steel wheels and spats, rust free and have many parts. Buy/Restore/Sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) 1952 Jaguar (-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec. tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, 0-type corns, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, (-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gear-box is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Packard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are C-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a joy to drive and very fast. 152 Former '60s show car, race car. Chevy V8, Muncie 4-sp., Olds narrowed rear. Original Americans, S.W. gauges, roll cage, flares and original CA black plates. No rust or Bandy ever. Very special car. $16,500. 805.466.1015. (CA) Zagato Ultralightweight MP209 rebody on original Aston Martin chassis and mechanicals. Triple Weber Vantage carburetion. Beautiful body by Andy Palmer. Car needs to be finished. Phoenix. $120,000.00. 623.877.7763, sohcit2me@aol.com . (AZ) 1960 Jaguar 3.8 litre S RHD This is the 1st Ken Miles Prototype Tiger, 260 V8 w/2-spd. automatic, #1 condition, fabulous documentation and provenance. Photos & info at wvnv .investmentmotorcars.net. (FL) 1963 MGB Roadster Matching numbers, recent engine rebuild with internal upgrades, tools and all paper work, rust free, a great driver, $49,500 OBO. 973.575.8737. (NJ) 1955 Austin Healey One of 361 left drives made. Exqusite and complete restoration with all matching numbers. Warwick Gray with cherry fondly leather. Everything rebuilt or replaced. $125,000 firm. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 1960 Aston Martin DB4 All-aluminum recreation. Authentic to the screw. New Zealand manufactured. $125,000. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1963 Sunbeam Tiger Red fixed-head coupe. One of only a few made. International concours winner. $92,500 (two available, the other in British Racing Green and also Professional and comprehensive restoration done by Classic Showcase. This vehicle is a first place Concours winner in better than new condition. Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Sports Car Market


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1966 Sunbeam Tiger Exceptional example, full net and bolt restoration. Engine built to 285 hp. Completely detailed: engine compartment, underside, and trunk. Must see and drive. Buy the car for the cost of the restoration. $55,000. See photos on www.continentalautosports .com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1967 Jaguar 340 Sedan 1972 Jaguar V12 XKE One owner since new and genuine 17,000 miles. Pebble Beach potential. Christoph Grohe, CH-1164 Buchillon, Switzerland. Phone: +41.21.807.35.65. www.christophgrohe.ch . ((H) 4-up with air conditioning in silver, red hides and the high-hp motor. Matching numbers. Fully restored with moderate miles. A no-excuse winner. $65,000. 480.951.0777, www.docsiagssom, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1972 Jaguar V-12 XKE White/red interior. Automatic. All new brakes and suspension. Excellent wood to chrome. 77,000 miles. I have owned this car for 15 years. 201.933.0328. (kJ) 1967 Morgan +4 Roadster Silver with red hides. Rare 300 hp model with small Euro bumpers. Difficult to find in this year and color combination. Four speed, wire wheels and airconditioned. $47,750. 480.951.0777, www.docsiags .com. World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) 1975 Jaguar X112 Coupe Chassis #6598. Beautiful. Offered for sale by private party. Bronze wings and yellow body. Good door fit. Buyer pays shipping from Hawaii. S29,000. 808.342.1036, smith1127@aol.com . (HI) 1968 Jaguar XKE Roadster 111M131011111111 111111111.1111111*.... Series II car in original condition with just 49,000 miles. Known history from new, well documented. Silver, original black leather, absolutely rust free, always well maintained. A fantastic car in lovely original condition. Call for price. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. vnvw.degarmoltd.com (CT). 1968 Jaguar Series 1-1/2 Brewster green, tan leather. 20,000 miles, serviced to perfection. Flawless paint, not one scratch. Many upgrades. $99,500/offer. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) 1999 Bentley Continental T Covered with light bonnet in opalescent silver blue with beige hides. Amateur restoration, but very reliable example. Matching numbers. Priced to sell at $37,500. 480.951.0777, www.docsiags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1968 Jaguar XKE Show Race Car One owner, 8,000 miles, new condition in every way. Ascot green, Tangiers leather, too many options to list. $149,000/offer. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) FRENCH Peugeot 402 'Eclipse' Too much to list here. Finest of everything. Highly modified. Race and show ready. Metallic dark blue with biscuit interior. $101,000. 480.951.0777, www .docsiags.com. World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) 1971 Jaguar Series 2 XXE OTS Professional rotisserie restoration currently taking place. Black with saddle interior. Spectacular. Will be ready for Hershey in October. Jaguar lover's dream. Call, e-mail for particulars. Call for price; expensive. 215.794.0569, boyzie@comcastnet. (PA) 154 Mechanical recessing hardtop. Designed by "Pourtout". One of about 30 cars known to have survived. A wonderful original cur. Beautiful paint, body and original leather. Black, red interior. Mechanically 37,000 original miles. Always Calif. 3-owner car. Never any accidents, rust, or damage of any kind. Totally original exterior and perfect original Sports Car Market Rare, original California car with books, complete records and ownership history, power steel sunroof and just 53k actual miles. In excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, ready to show or drive. BRG with Biscuit. Contact: Andy Reid, 800.600.2262 x11 www.SpecialtySales.com . (CA) 1993 Bentley Continental R Grey/red. Mechanically restored, sorted, and perfected. Old, faded paint. Carefully preserved original interior. $315,000. Alex 978.887.6644. WWW .dearbornauto.com . (MA) 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Simply the finest example in the world. Two owners, low mileage, well over $300k spent on documented Pebble Beach restoration. Black, black leather, factory hardtop. Never publicly offered before. Rare opportunity. Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.deGarmoLtd.com . (CT) 1963 Mercedes European 30051 Roadster GERMAN 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S1 Gullwing Coupe 100% and totally reliable for regular use. S29,500/ offer. Matthew L deGarmo Ltd. 203.852.1670. www.deGarmoLtd.com. (CT) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Silver/blue. Ground-up restoration on California car. Mechanically nit-picked, too. $65,000. Alex, 978.887.6644. www.dearbornauto.com . (MA) 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1965 Porsche 356SC Cabriolet European roadster. Age dictates the release for sale #3236. 2nd owner. Both tops, Dare luggage. Extensive mechanical & cosmetics completed. S425K. 928.468.6212. (AZ) Unique factory Gullwing hardtop. Serviced by 300SL specialists and ready to tour. $375,000. Alex, 978.887.6644. www.dearbornauto.com . (MA) 1959 Mercedes-Benz 2205 Cabriolet Cone. Blue/dark red. Very solid original car with poor older repaint. Great rebuilt motor, recent service. $52,000 Alex, 978.887.6644. www.dearbornauto .com. (MA) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Convertible Professional restoration started: chrome, wood, brakes, gas tank, radiator, lines/hoses, exhaust. Original drive train, rare fold down seat. Needs paint, assembly, $42k invested, receipts. Sacrifice $35,000, offers. Victor, 631.692.4125. rena2vic@aol.com . (NY) 1959 Mercedes-Benz CAB 2205 An original 31,000-mile, one-owner car, great prospect for restoration, asking $24,000 or best offer. 847.729.5744. (IL). 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 D Adenaur Sedan —^1f, " I 011igni31111111111011111 Silver/red, 2.2 liter, a/t, original California car with books and records, same owner 41 years, solid body and floor pans, excellent soft top, exceptionally clean throughout. $39,900 www.SpecialtySale scam. 800.409.0199. 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interior. Upgraded a/c, stainless exhaust and ZF 5- , speed conversion. Probably best original coupe in U.S. Silver blue/navy blue. Inc. all books, tools and records. $36,000. For additional color photos and info see www.bdmclassiccarssom. Call Bruce Milner 310.478.5939 or email bmilner@mbmg-media :corn. (CA) 1975 Porsche Carrera Targa Original owner, 4k mi, perfect, full BMW warranty, loaded, always garaged, S52k new. Asking $46k. 617.755.9585, john_r3@hotmail.com. (MA) 1 of 174 Targas made, 1 of 36 w/gold on black paint scheme, 5-spd; a/c, perfect records from new, 54k miles, featured in Porsche book from 1980. Photos & info @ www.investmentmotorcars.net . (FL) 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E "Wolf in sheep's clothing" built by Porsche. Smoke Silver/Parchment. 2 owners, 123k miles, CD, no accidents. Religiously maintained, no snow. Buy direct. 831.659.1551, singer356@aol.com . (CA) 1995 Porsche Cab Tiptronic, black leather (new), black top (2 yrs old), new carpet, Riviera blue, one owner. 85,000 miles. $30,000. efisk@gpins.com . 530.244.9400. (CA) 1995 Porsche 928 GTS Brilliant silver with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, Zenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheel with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704; www.canepasom. (CA) ITALIAN 1961 Alfa Romeo Giuliefta Spider High quality restoration. No rust. Full mechanical rebuild. Drives as it should. See photos on www .continentalautosports.com. 630.655.3535. (IL) 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint S/N 179/004. Ex-Bruno Giacomelli. Fresh Bob Slade engine. Excellent condition throughout. Extensive engine and suspension spares. $195,000. 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Black/black, auto, 33,800 miles, #29 of 77 US cars, original paint, perfect condition, always properly serviced, all book records, receipts, extended warranty in effect. $56,000 US, Sid 561.271.8763. (FL) 2002 Porsche GT2 JAPANESE Incredibly original. Engine rebuilt at 199k, currently 139k. White/blue. Second owner, all records. $15,900. 707.568.3379. (CA) 1964 Lancia Flaminia Zagato Super Sport Tremendous eye appeal coupled with ample performance makes this NSX-T an instant winner. The vehicle is in excellent condition and runs, drives, and looks great. Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. "PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2K miles. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com (CA) 2004 Porsche 911 41MP■ Giullietta Spider Veloce Complete, true factory Giulietta Spider Veloce, good driver or better to enthusiast home. Cash or trade(s) you might find interesting. Will Stevenson, 360.652.3607, will@wavecable.com . (WA), Special Anniversary Edition, 2k miles, 6 speed, perSeptember 2005 450 hp '98 Camaro 350, Keith Black pistons, Edelbrock heads, balanced; Ford truck rear end, 155 Restored about 20 years ago. See www .christophgrohesom Or phone: Switzerland +41.21.807.35.65. (CH) 1967 Maserati Quattroporte AMERICAN 1934 Ford Pickup Street Rod 1996 Acura NSX-T New "Show Truck". Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: Brake system, Suspension, Center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, four 9" monitors and one 7" monitor in visor w/ DVD and wireless headphones, birdseye veneering, and Campo Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com .(CA) WANTED 1953 Corvettes Wanted: 1953 to 1962 Corvette project cars, barn cars, basket cases, parts inventories. $1,000 finder's fee paid! Fair prices paid. Contact Jay, 512.799.8088, e-mail jays1953vette@yahoo.com . (TX) Corvettes A premium will be paid for 1953 to 1972 Corvettes with NCRS or Bloomington Gold certification, serious. ProTeam, Box 606, Napoleon, OH 43545-0606. 888.592.5062, 419.592.5086. Fax, 419.592.4242. proteamcorvette.com , www.corvetteswanted.com . (OH) One of two unique bodied, luxury 4-door saloons custom built by Carrozzeria Frua for the King of Spain and the Aga Khan. Paris and Geneva show car. Widely recognized as the most beautiful luxury sedan of the 1970s. Excellent condition: teal blue exterior, original parchment beige interior. 4.7-liter motor with ZF 5-speed. $80,000. For additional color photos and information see www.bdmclassiccars. corn. Call Bruce Milner 310.478.5939 or e-mail: bmilner@mbmg-media.com. (CA) 1980 Alfa Romeo 179B F-1 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes Benz E55 AMG Red with black leather top and interior. 31k miles. Mint original car. Stickers still on engine. $39,000. Dave, 516.541.9541, evenings before 9pm. (NY) 1972 Maserati Quattroporte Frua fed condition, loaded, navigation. Asking 570,900  obo. Contact Bob, 678.879.0364. (GA)  2004 BMW 300 Ci C 1969 Italia Convertible 1963 Chevy Corvette Split Window Race track firemen's car. One of five built. See www.christophgrohe.com Or phone: Switzerland +41.21.807.35.65. (CH) Powerglide, 4" drop Superbell front end, split wishbones. Beautiful, fast! $28,000. 617.803.6320. donalds@protedyne.com . (MA) Factory Tuxedo Black w/Saddle Tan leather, 4spd;pw, all #s matching, repro knock-offs, $12k concours paint, gorgeous! $89,500. Photos & info @ wwwinvestmentmotorcars.net . (FL) 1964 Corvette Sting Ray Roadster Matching numbers. Frame-off restoration. 300-hp 327 V8, 4-speed, knock-offs, both tops. Excellent color combination. $47,500. 510.653.7555, VITAY tantasyjunction.com . (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Escalade ESV


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Resource Directory  Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: semadvert@sportscarmarket.com. AUCTION COMPANIES Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316 W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. wwvv.bransonauction.com . (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2600, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. (CA) 1960, fax 310-899-0930. Auctions and brokerage of fine automobiles. 1528 6' Street, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401. www.goodingco .com. (CA) Gooding & Company. 310-899- Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615, 950 Greenlee St., Marengo, IL 60015. www.mecumauction.com. Auctions: Orlando, Kansas City, Rockford, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Columbus, Des Moines, Carlisle, and Chicago. Nobody sells more muscle than Mecum. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com . (NY) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com . (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, Ont. NOP 1AO. www. rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwest.net , www .russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal .net. (OK) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located 156  Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com .www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterfields.com . (CA) Artcurial-Briest-PoulainLe Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr. www.artcurial .com. (FR) nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. (VA) Charles W. Clarke Automotive Consultants/Appraisers. 860.658.2714. Hartford, CT-area based, travel available, 40-plus years automotive experience, capability to deal with most any situation. Visit www.collectorcarappraisal.com for details. (CT) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 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. davidbrownell@adelphia .net. (VT) eligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www .hamannclassiccars.com (CT) Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com. (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-I 960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 1617. 2005. 38-page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com . (CA) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhlcinney@usappraisal .com; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/investment. "World's best-known auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395-$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive—the best. www.robertdemarsltd.com . (FL) INSPECTIONS BUY/SELL/GENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www.autocollectors garage.com. (TX) Blackhawk  see the coolest selection of collector cars in the Southeast. www.investmentmotorcars.net . (FL) Dragone Classics. 203.335.4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics.com , david@dragoneclassics.com; www .dragoneclassics.com. (CT) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . 925.736.3444, fax 925.736.4375. Purveyors of rolling art. The Blackhawk Collection is one of the world's foremost companies specializing in the acquisition and sale of both American and European classic, coachbuilt, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. www .blackhawkcollection.com . (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax "When you need the job done righr Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048. "When you need the job done right." The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT. www.automobileinspections.com. (CT) AUTOMOBILIA Campbell Levy Designs LLC. 303.762.7936, fax: 303.762.7937. Custom lamp designer and builder since 1974, specializing in crankshaft lamps with exotic wood, select hardwood or granite base. Hand polished or nickel plated. Your treasured crankshaft or one of ours. Proud to be a Colorado company. www.campbelllevydesigns.com.(CO) Hamann Classic Cars. 203. 918.8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Millie Miglia- 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) Collection. Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info@grandprixclassics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the U.S. with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6919. Contact Alex Finigan for the acquisition or sale of great classic European sports, touring, and racing models from the prewar era through the 1960s. Our experienced body, metal, upholstery, and mechanical craftsmen offer restoration, preservation, and maintenance services. www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Proteam Corvette. 888.592.5086, fax 419.592.4242. Over 150 Corvettes 1953-2003; also Corvettes wanted. Free catalog. www.proteamcorvette. com; proteam@proteamcorvette.com . (OH) VIR Gallery. 336 210 5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, Virginia, 24520. ryow@virclub.com . www.virgallery.com . (VA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto .com. (WI) Craig Brody Investment Motorcars. 954.646.8819. We buy, sell, trade and consign only the highest-end original cars for the most demanding collectors. Visit our new showroom in Ft. Lauderdale; call ahead for a personal appointment to CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller @concourstransport.com , www .concourstransport.com. (WA) Cosdel International. 415.777.2000, fax 415.543.5112. Now in its 46th year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, Sports Car Market


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DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button: info@cosdel.com . www.cosdel.com. (CA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-to-coast service. www.passporttransport.com . (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com. (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest.com. (MA) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and highend brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford.com . (CT) COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aoncollectorcar.com . Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value, so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com. (MI) J.C. Taylor Agencies. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified—J.C. Taylor will provide dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle. Agreed value coverage in the continental U.S., even Alaska. Drive through time with peace of mind with J.C. Taylor. Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, September 2005  one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.parishheacock.com . (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.whynotlease.com . (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.pumamleasing .com. (CT) RESTORATION - GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) 7e v•kA $117  Xerad 4g 4( The Healey Werks 800.251.2113, 712.944.4900, fax 712.944-4940, Lawton, IA. Premier automobile restoration company specializing in exotic, European and classic cars. Complete structural and body reconstruction, upholstery, worldclass paint/refinishing, engineering, prototyping and mechanical services. Transport and logistical services available. www.healeywerks.com . (IA) 171 signature edition MosesLudel.com LLC. 775.463.5965. 1932-71 classic car, truck and muscle car authority, Moses Ludel brings 38 years of mechanical expertise to restorers and collectors: blueprint engine, axle and transmission rebuilding, including early automatics; restorative "factory" tuning and muscle car race-prepping. www .MosesLudel.com . muscle, vintage. Eight years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, five hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/info: supercharged@alltel.net . (OH) SPORTS AND COMPETITION reietve Radog see(." Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARINRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. www.vintageracingservices .com. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS Car Guy Tour/Italia. 206.310.8380. Join tour guide Frank Mandarano for the eighth annual tour in March 2006 for a terrific Italian Automotive Mfg. and Designer experience. Visit the Web site for hundreds of photos and tour information. Only 28 seats. frank@carguytour.com , www.carguytour.com. (WA) Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival. 863.683.1540. October 1416. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this FREE event or to pre-register visit www.lakemirrorclassic.com . (FL) The Carolina Trophy. 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rally in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, NC. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy.com . (NC) ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the U.S. with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) AC RESTORATION] Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, 17444 US Rt. 6, Montville, OH 44064. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. U.S. Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) JWF Restorations, Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) Aston Martin Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the U.S. New and preowned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.aston martin-lotus.com . (MA) WWW,AUTOMOTIVERESTORATIONS,COM 7,e7rs.. Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotive-restorations.com . (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Torn Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www.autosport-designs.com. (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinkayrestorations.net . (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax WWW.AUTOMOTNEKFSTORABONS.COM Rolls-Royce/Bentley / Aort, Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) 157


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Resource Directory  Hageman Motorcars. 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. www.hagemanmotorcars. corn. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Pads Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts. 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www .international-auto.com . (VA) Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy). +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration. body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. Highclass paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it . Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax Performance Motoring Associates. 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com. www .alfaromeorestorations.com. (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE U.S. source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www .reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our specialty. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI WWW,AUTOMOTIVEKESTORATIONS.COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. 158  Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.496.3000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars.com , www.familyclassiccars.com . Hamann Classic Cars. (203) 918- Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www .symbolicmotors.com. (CA) .reoriginals.com for complete listing. (TX) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www .dearbomauto.com. (MA) WWW,AUTOMOTIVEKESTORATIONS.COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com. (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Millie Miglia-eligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www.hamannclassiccars .com. (CT) Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol.com . (CA) Porsche Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com . I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris. Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455,503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com . (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE U.S. source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the U.S. with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) PARTS AND ACCESSORIES Argriral Greatwest Lubricants. 888.838.6308. Authorized dealer for premium Amsoil synthetic lubrication and filtration products. Protect your investment with the finest lubrication products available and benefit from lower operating costs and extended oil change intervals. All products can ordered online and shipped from U.S. & Canadian distribution canters. www.greatwestlubricants.ca . (CAN) GARAGE/TOOLS Baldhead Cabinet Company, 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com . (CA) REAL ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Alain Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr0 jrrouse.com , jrrouse.com . (CA) TRAVEL 73 rs.com. 310.927.3193. Specializing exclusively in early classic Porsche 911 motor cars, 1965-1973. Over 35 years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. jack@73rs.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals. corn. (TX) BMW WWW.AUTOMOTIVERESTORATIONS.COM / er", Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. Stephanie Warrington. 800.594.0805, 503.231.5103. The official travel agent for Sports Car Market. Specializing in international travel, custom vacations, and groups. stephanie@wtpdx.com . (OR). Sports Cot Market


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@watch Carl Bomstead There was nothing special about this badge, except that you can still buy something neat for less than a buck A series of vintage license plates, all issued with the number 25, was recently offered on eBay. It seems that many years ago, this guy from Massachusetts was in charge of the federal Good Roads Program and that gave him enough clout to have these special "25" plates made by several states. One that caught my eye was a Texas plate from 1936 that said "Centennial" across the bottom. I happened to have lived in Texas long enough to know that it did not join the Union until 1846. A few years after that Texas sided with the South and became a member of the Confederacy during the Civil War. So depending upon your point of #6539043239— EBAY #3976528085— UNION OIL COMPANY REFINERY ID BADGE. Number of Bids: 1. SOLD AT: $0.99. Date: 5/29/2005. There was nothing special about this badge, but it shows that you can still buy something neat for less than a buck. The item was listed under "Historical Memorabilia" rather than in the oil company collectibles category, so it was not surprising that it received so little attention. The horrible photo didn't help matters either. The buyer had to pay eight bucks shipping and handling—outrageous for such a small item—so the seller still made some backdoor money. SANTA BUS 15E0 FE TRAIL BUS DEPOT EBAY  - PORCELAIN SIGN. Number of Bids: 19. SOLD AT: $5,199.99. Date: 6/11/2005. This was a double-sided, five-color porcelain sign with great graphics of a period bus. It dates to 1936 or earlier, as Santa Fe joined with Trailways in that year. The sign had a few view, Texas' statehood centennial could not have been any earlier than 1946 and might have even been later. 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