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ARIZONA VINTAGE MOTOR CARS IN Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa Phoenix, Arizona January 19, 2001 1972 Ferrari 312P N.A.R.T. Spyder Extensive period racing history as #0872 including Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans followed by a 12-year historic racing career powered by an injected V12, four-litre engine and driven by Derek Bell, Vic Elford and the Bryan Brothers. 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra  Chassis#: CSX3165  1966 Ferrari 275GTB/4  Chassis#:10299  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Chassis#:7500096 OTHER SIGNIFICANT CONSIGNMENTS 1953 340MM, ex-Bill Spear  1957 Ford Thunderbird, ex-Mel Gibson  1964 Chevrolet CERV II 1940 Lincoln Continental, ex-Babe Ruth Cars from the Granatelli Collection CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS: David Gooding (310) 315-0557 david@rmauctions.com  Mike Fairbairn (800) 211-4371 mike@rmauctions.com  Jack Boxstrom (613) 476-9132 jack@rmauctions.com Barrie Angliss (800) 211-4371 barrie@rmauctions.com CATALOG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALE INFORMATION: 1 . 800 . 211 . 4371 RM AUCTIONS, INC www.rmauctions.com

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AMELIA ISLAND VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT Ritz-Carlton Hotel Amelia Island, Florida March 10, 2001 LAST YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS 1965 Ferrari 250LM Berlinetta Sold at $2.3 Million 1931 Duesenberg Model J  Derham Tourster  Sold at $726,000  Sold at $2.1 Million  1934 Alfa Romeo  Tipo B (P3)  1939 Jaguar 3.5 Liter Roadster ex-Brook Stevens Sold at $184,800 ADDITIONAL ENTRIES INVITED Following the success of our 2000 sale, RM Auctions is excited to return to the Ritz-Carlton in 2001. We are currently inviting entries to this record setting auction. CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS: David Gooding (310) 315-0557 david@rmauctions.com Mike Fairbaim (800) 211-4371 mike@rmauctions.corn Dennis Nicotra (203) 397-0734 dennisCPrmauctions.com Jack Boxstrom (613) 476-9132 jack@rmauctions.com Barrie Angliss (800) 211-4371 barrie@rmauctions.com Chris Nicotra (203) 397-0734 chris@rmauctions.com CATALOG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALE INFORMATION: 1 . 800 .211 .4371 RM AUCTIONS, INC. ••  •  •  •  ••

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Sports Car Market December 2000  Mini-Profiles 23 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTC An open four - - 26 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta $1.2M for a no seater for pocket change. stories racer. 1923 Bugatti Type 32 Tank Replica One man's dream made real. 1955 Triumph TR2 Twice the Price Guide value, and worth it. 1955 Mercedes - Here's what $300K will buy these days. 68 1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe From the A.K. Miller barn to the Waldorf. On-Site Market Reports 33 Brooks USA Hershey, PA 38 Sotheby's 42 RM Auctions Columns Shifting Gears Keith Martin News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer Ask Mr. Kerb I'm 22 And Want A Modena 360 Michael Duffey - 18 Bike Buys 1985 Yamaha RZ 350 Bill Neill - 20 The Wrenching Truth Pierce Manifolds  Bill Neill - 27 Sheehan Speaks Get Your GTO Here Michael Sheehan - 32 Motobilia - $600K for 30 Pieces of Crystal Carl Bomstead 57 The Appraiser's Corner Steve Cram 61 The English Patient Gary Anderson 65 Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager  76 eWatch Carl Bomstead Departments 10 Auction Calendar 12 You Write, We Read 14 Comments With Your Renewals 22 Four Wheeled Conundrums - Kill It or Keep It? 28 Mystery Photo Answers 56 Vintage Rally Calendar 56 Mystery Photo 58 Book Reviews 59 Affordable Classics - 59 The Twenty Year Picture - Cheap Thrills 63 Collecting Thoughts - My Own Double Bubble 67 Our Cars 74 SCM'ers At The Louis Vuitton Classic 75 Notes From Europe - Cento Ore Classic 75 _16:141! "rt. 2 .01 41111 " - - '60 Chevy Impala Convertible Lowrider Be Good And Take Your Castor Oil Cheap For A Reason - 74 48 42 48 Kruse International Fall Auburn 2000, Auburn, IN Motorcycles and Bicycles, Chicago, IL Auto Salon & Auction, New York, NY 33 Benz 300SL Coupe Volume 12, #12 SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Editorial Manager: Cecile Nierodzinski Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Office Manager: Leota Pulliam Subscriptions: Stephanie Six, Andrea Cole Auction Editor: Dave Brownell Head Auction Reporter: Dave Kinney Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Reporters: John Apen, B. Mitchell Carlson, Bob LeFlufy, Richard Hudson-Evans, Phil Skinner, Chip Baldoni Contributors: Pat Braden, Keith Duly, Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo, Michael Sheehan, Tom Young European Correspondents: Giuseppe Tomasetti, Jurgen End Consultant: Ken Shaff For advertising information, call Scott Abts, 5031261-0555; fax 5031252-5854, sabts@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call Stephanie Six, 5031261-0555; fax 5031252-5854, service@sportscarmarket.com The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. However, we must disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue copyright 2000 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange. dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #10771751) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland OR 97215-1429. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $48 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $68 Canada/Mexico, Europe $78, Asia/Africa/Middle East $88. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market, Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. POSTMASTER Send address changes to Sports Car Market 6833 SE Pine Ct. Portland OR 97215-1429 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 ClassifiedF '78 Corvette Pace Car Replica 24 Alfa Romeo 28 Ferrari 31 Etceterini & Everything Else 62 English 66 German 69 American 69 Vintage Race Cars 70 Resource Directory 71 Display Advertiser's Index Classified Order Form 7E, Showcase Gallery

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Cavallino Classic X 20 January 2001 An Important Auction of Fine Italian Sports Cars and Related Toys, Models and Automoloilia Palm Beach Brooks are proud to announce a major new auction sale to be held as part of the 2001 Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida, January 2001. The most important event of its kind, the Cavallino Classic attracts enthusiasts, collectors and a dazzling array of motor cars from around the world and features GT, Sports and Historic Racing, a breathtaking Concours d'Elegance, a Motoripg Tour and a F rr Exhibition during a weekend of cele Italy's most famous marque. Final call for entries , i•• ■,444. The Ex-Autodelta works team 1983 1.5-litre turbocharged Alfa Romeo 183T Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater - chassis '183T - 01' COO The exclusive Brooks sale will offer thirty significant motor cars showcasing the greatest Italian automobiles, including Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo, in one of America's most beautiful resorts. The Ex-Works, Spa 1,000Kms race-winning 1972-73 3-litre Ferrari 312PB Racing Sports Prototype - Chassis '0890' For further information or a current market valuation, contact Mark Osborne in the USA office on +1(415) 391 4000, James Knight in the UK office on 020 7393 3900, or Simon Kidston in the Europe office on +41 22 300 3260. USA Brooks Auctioneers Inc 500 Sutter Street California 94102 UK Brooks Auctioneers Ltd 81 Westside Union Square, San Francisco London SW4 9AY United Kingdom T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 T:+44 (0) 20 7228 8000 F:+44 (0) 20 7585 0830 Europe Brooks Europe SA 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 Australia Brooks Goodman Pty Ltd 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 F:+61 (02) 9327 7311 2917 ROOKS USA www.brooksauctioneers.com

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Shifting Gears by Keith Martin The Rites of Winter A s the Pacific Northwest settles into winter and the temperatures drop below freezing each night, we dress our cars in their winter clothes just as we make sure our heavy coats and gloves are hung by the door. Cindy's '83 Mercedes-Benz 123-body 300 Turbodiesel, which lives outdoors, suckles nightly on an orange extension cord attached to its block heater. Our two-car (and four-motorcycle) garage houses her '78 Alfa Spider and our '62 Ferrari 330 America. They sit side-by-side, connected to automatic battery chargers so they will be ready to rumble if the urge occurs. Over the years, we've come to realize that the affection we feel for our cranky old cars is in direct proportion to how much they need us. Starting an old car in the winter is a wonderful and mysterious process, like waking up a camel and watching it rise to its feet. Bearing some similarity to the checklist followed when launching a Saturn V, first the charger leads are carefully disconnected and tucked away (yes, we've driven away with the charger still attached, or at least run over it when backing up—haven't you?). Oil and water levels are inspected, and tire pressures checked. In the Ferrari, a twist of the key and the fuel pump springs to life with a muted but angry snarl, then slows to a quiet tick-tick-tick as the float bowls of the three Weber 40 DCZs are filled. Tug on the fast-idle knob under the dash and give the throttle pedal six or seven pumps to squirt fuel into the carbs. Push in on the ignition key and the starter begins its slow, lugubrious turning as it begins to spin the pistons, faster and faster until first onecylinder fires, then another and finally all twelve come to life. Then it's a matter of letting the engine pop and snap at 2,000 rpm while all the various fluids begin to flow. The shifting, heavy at the best of times, is even more so when the car hasn't been driven. Our neighbors are used to seeing the red Ferrari go by at 5 mph, snorting and bucking as it eases back to life. In 30-degree weather, it takes fifteen minutes to begin to warm up— it's easy to tell when the engine is getting to temperature, as the air that leaks in past the firewall turns from frigid to tepid. Will You Love Me In a Decade? Contrast that with a contemporary car. From time to time I have the opportunity to review new cars for The New York Times and other publications; hence, there is generally a current model year car in the driveway, surrounded by our mobile financial catastrophes, a.k.a. collector cars. The new cars are uniformly trouble-free and ask for nothing. They always start, the heaters always warm up quickly and the gearboxes are never sluggish when cold. Our review car this week is an Audi TT convertible, as brilliantly and consistently executed as their A8 L is an ergonomic failure. There's a lot to like about the TT, from its squat, aggressive appearance to its extraordinarily well laid out cockpit. But I hypothesize that we will never bond with our TTs the way we do with our far less perfect, older cars. Cars that need to be hand-fed with different grains as the seasons change. Cars that snarl at you with grinding gears if you don't get the shift just right. Cars with electrical systems which function under civil service rules, taking "mental health" days off when they feel overworked. As I approach my 50th birthday later this month (how did so many years go by so fast?), I am comforted by the repeated routine of wrestling with old cars. I have been leaving greasy handprints on various kitchen sinks for the past forty years, and, much to Ms. Banzer's dismay, plan on doing the same for the foreseeable future. Scottsdale, 2001 The Thanksgiving through New Year period is a quiet one for the high-end car market, with the exception of the Brooks Europe allFerrari sale in Gstaad on December 19. Collectors' thoughts are turning towards Scottsdale, Arizona, where the Barrett-Jackson Auction is about to come alive for its colossal five-day extravaganza. Perhaps in response to the high-end competition coming from the RM event held the same weekend, we're told that Barrett-Jackson is foregoing its "Exposition" and will send its high-dollar consignments across the block this year, rather than simply displaying them adorned with "For Sale" signs as in years past. Mitch Silver will also have an auction in Phoenix, bringing his low-key, affable style and affordable entry list to those looking for an interesting car at less than nose-bleed prices. Finally, Kruse, with John Levisay from eBay working with Bruce Knox, will continue to blend and refine the practices of the on- and off-line auction houses, and will be having its annual Arizona sale as well. Competition improves the breed, and while we're sure that each auction house would prefer that it were the only one having a January auction in the Southwest, in fact more auctions means more consignments, more bidders and ultimately more sales. As each auction company tries to out-do the other, the quality of the top offerings increases, catalogs get better and the style and presentation of the events becomes more user-friendly. No matter which auction or auctions you attend, you're sure to get an education. Self-proclaimed experts abound; if you want to learn about Kaiser-Damns, for instance, find one for sale and go stand by it. Before long, like a fly drawn to honey, someone will come wandering along who will begin pontificating to you, the eager acolyte. This type of history, presented in the classic oral Greek tradition of the Iliad and the Odyssey, is one of the great benefits of going to a collector car event. And what better place to get a collector car education than in the bright winter sun of Scottsdale. We'll see you there. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 driving through a snow flurry in Manhattan graces our cover this month. Created by Ken Eberts in 1993 and titled "Dr. Ferrari," it was inspired by his memories of growing up in New York. "One of my favorite pursuits was car-watching," he said, "especially from the window of the surface transportation GMC bus that I rode from the Bronx to the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan." On the Cover He particularly recalls this red Ferrari, and how it could be parked anywhere without receiving a ticket as it was driven by a doctor. Eberts, who now lives in Temecula, California, was a founder of the Automotive Fine Arts Society in 1983 and has been its president since its inception. He was a designer for Ford Motor Company before he became an automotive artist full-time in 1968. Over 1,000 of his paintings are in collections worldwide, his numerous awards include two "Best of Show" at the AFAS exhibition at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and he has been honored with more than fifteen one-man shows of his paintings at galleries across the United States. An edition of fifty 8" x 10" Giglee prints of "Dr. Ferrari" are available at $80 each. Prints of other paintings are available; a brochure is $3. Contact the artist at P.O. Box 613, Temecula, California 92593.• Sports Car Market

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CHRISTIE'S Some highlights from the past five years are: INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS Exceptional Motor Cars  At Christie's Tarrytown New York Auctions Achieve Exceptional Results A 1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL GULLWING  15 June 1996  Sold for $151,000  THE EX MLLE HELL NICE 1927 BUGATTI TYPE 35B GRAND PRIX 26 April 1997 Sold for $486,500 THE BA( 'ER SJ DUESENBERG 1938/40 DUESENBURG MODEL SJ LONG WHEELBASE CONVERTIBLE COACHWORK BY ROLLSON 25 April 1998 Sold for $1,267,500 FORMERL) - 111E PROPERTY OF MRS. JOHN (;/-2.41-: HERBERT ROYS TON AND PHIL HILL 1913 MERCER TYPE 35 J RACEABOUT 24 April 1999 Sold for $926,000 THE EX-SC(JDERI. -1.4N1)  AND LI IOLA II r/NN/NG 1969/1971 FERRARI 512S/512M/712 CAN AM 29 APRIL 2000 SOLD FOR $1,601,000 KYALA3i1 WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS FOR OUR FORTHCOMING AUCTION ON 28 APRIL 2001. jinpther tit rmation AleaNe contact one plow, spec/a/isle: New York , Los Angeles Tel: (212) 636 2277 Fax: (203) 341 9849 www.christies.coin Tel: (310) 385 2699 Fax: (310) 385 5875

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SCIIITS lALE 2111 30th Annual Collector Car Auction & Show January 11-14 Turf Paradise Facriity • Phoenix. AZ Buy, Sell or Enjoy! Over 1,000 Collector Cars World-Class Auction Excitement Home of the Records Sell with the World Leader Call for a Free Color Catalog 800.968.4444 1956 Mercedes Benz Gullwing Coupe Built for racing. Equipped with exhaust cutouts, side outlets, rudge wheels and luggage delete option. e Wcom, PONTIAC DRIVING EXCITEMENT. kruseinternationalam • Toll-frge 800.968A444 • Fax 210.025.5407

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News, Previews & GOSSIP by Cindy Banzer E-mail: cbanzer@ sportscamiarket.com FAX: 503/ 252-5854 Brescia, Italy is accepting registration of 1927-1957 Sports, Grand Touring and Touring Class cars up until 12/31/00. Comitato Organizzatore Mille Miglia, ph) 011 39 30 280036; FAX 011 39 30 48093 (ITALY). Contact Ken Nachman for more inSCM Events VGet a behind-the-scenes look at the world's largest auction. Have the SCM experts help you as you bid on the car of your dreams. Join other SCM'ers on the 4th Annual SCM Insider's Tourat BarrettJackson, 01/18-20/01 in Scottsdale, AZ. (Details on page 15.) Sponsors are Grundy Collector Car Insurance, BarrettJackson, J.J. Best Collector Car Financing, Passport Transport, California Mille and USAppraisals. Ph) 503/261-0555; FAX 503/252-5854; cbanzer@sports carmarket.com (OR). VNext September, go to the Goodwood Revival Historic Race Meeting with Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer. Join a "10-day Motorhead's Dream Tour to England," presented by Steve Austin's Great Vacations. Included are the Goodwood races and the Bonhams and Brooks Auction there, visits to a Formula 1 workshop at Silverstone, private tours of the Jaguar and Morgan factories, visits to Lord Beaulieu's Collection and the Grand Prix Museum atthe Castle Donington circuit and more. Departs September 12, 2001. www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com ; 800/452-8434. Breaking News The Petersen Museum announced that Ken Gross, Director of the Museum since 1997, is leaving to resume his career as a noted international automotive journalist, author, and television personality. Dick Messer, the inaugural Director of the Museum, will return to assist Museum General Manager David Myers until a new permanent director can be appointed. Events Concorso Italiano 2001, 8/17/01, will celebrate fifty years of collaboration between coachbuilder Pininfarina and Ferrari. Show cars and prototypes designed by Pininfarina will be featured. If you own one of these cars, contact the Concorso office, ph) 425/688-1903 (WA). 2001 Mille Miglia, 05/17-20/01, December, 2000  formation on the 9th Annual British Classic Car Meet, 05/06/01, The Boulders, Richmond, VA. Ph) 804/527-1515; kmntr6@aol.com (VA). Auctions The first auction to be held by Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers in conjunction with the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, 3/24/01, will be held at the Alameda county fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. Ph) 815/568-8888; www.mecumauction.com (IL). VNearly 300 lots of rare racing trophies, posters, prints, mascots and automobile-related art work will be auctioned in a mail-order auction held by l'art et l'automobile, 12/15/00, in East Hampton, NY. Bidders should submit bids by phone, fax or e-mail by 12/15/00. To purchase a catalog ($10), call 631/329-8580, FAX 631/ 329-8589; www.arteauto.com (NY). The all-Ferrari auction held by Bonhams and Brooks Europe, 12/19/00, will be at the Palace Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland. A Ferrari 250 GTO (S/N 4293 GT) will be the featured attraction, with a pre-auction estimate of $10 million. Ph) 011 44 207 228 8000; FAX 011 44 207 585 0830 (ENGLAND). Win a trip to the Barrett-Jackson auction on 1/17/01 from Hagerty Insurance. Included are two round-trip plane tickets, a three-day stay at the Hampton Inn in Scottsdale, AZ and a three-day pass to the auction. Enter on-line at www.hagerty.com/auto . Deadline is 11/ 20/00. Ph) 800/922-4050 (MI). A 1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C 3800 (S/N 50014) will be auctioned at BarrettJackson, 01/18-20/01, Scottsdale, AZ. One of only six built, it is valued at more than $3 million. Ph) 480/421-6694 (AZ). VBidders are welcome to register for the 2001 Atlantic City Classic Car Auction, 02/09-11/01, presented by G. Potter King, Inc., Atlantic City, NJ. Ph) 800/ 227-3868. RM Auctions, 01/19/01, is presenting up to thirty Jaguars, including an EPAapproved XJ 220, at their auction at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Phoenix, AZ. Ph) 800/211-4371; www.rm auctions.com . John Surtees, Member of the Brit- ish Empire, will serve as Honorary Chairman of the 2001 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The concours will feature several race cars and motorcycles that Mr. Surtees has been associated with during his career, such as the Lola T-70. For information on the Concours, 3/11/ 01, Fernandina Beach, FL, call 800/8118448, www.ameliaconcours.org . SCM'er Bill Warner has been voted into the Road Racing Drivers' Club (RRDC). He was recognized for his contributions in organizing the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, which has raised the profile of road racing. News Auction house Doyle New York sold James Cagney's 1961 Bentley S2 4-door saloon for $56,000 at its 09/29/00 sale. The first US street-legal Porsche 959 and BMW Z1 have completed customs, EPA and DOT testing. VProduction of 100 orange 2001 Prowlers, MSRP $45,000, has begun. 6,300 Prowlers have been sold in North America: black (1,839); red (1,385); purple (1,354); yellow (959); silver (688); black/ red two-tone (100). Two 1:25-scale die-cast models will be added to the Hemmings'model collection: a '32 Ford Highboy roadster, $27.95 +S/H and a '47 Dodge Canopy van, $32.95 +S/H. Ph) 800/227-4373, ext. 550. Martin Button of Cosdel Interna- tional reports that for the first time in twenty years, more classic and collector cars are being imported to the US than exported. Larry Stayton has joined Premier Financial Services, bringing his extensive experience in Ferraris and other classic vehicles. Premier is one of the largest independent leasing companies. Tim Schofield has joined the Motor Car Department of the Bonhams and Brooks auction house, based in London. Transitions Harold Eugene LeMay, who ran the largest private refuse hauling company in the state of Washington while assembling the world's largest private car collection, died Saturday, November 4th, in Lakewood, Washington at the age of 81. SCM will have a complete obituary in the January, 2001 issue.• 9

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Auction CALENDAR All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. DECEMBER Kansas - December 1-2 MECUM - Kansas City England - December 2 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Olympia, Motorcycles Washington - December 2 SILVER - Spokane Florida - December 2-3 KRUSE INT. - Sarasota H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Arkansas - England - December 4 December 6 December 9 SILVER - Lynden England - December 11 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London France- December 18 POULAIN - Palais de Congres Switzerland - December 19 BROOKS EUROPE - Gstaad, Ferrari JANUARY 2001 Florida - KRUSE INT. - Ft. Lauderdale Arizona - January 5-7 January 5-7 Arizona-January 11-14 KRUSE INT. - Florida - MECUM - Orlando Arizona - SILVER - Fountain Hills January 12-13 January 12-15 Arizona - January 17-21 BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale Florida - January 17-21 Arizona - January 19 RM AUCTIONS - Phoenix FEBRUARY 2001 Florida - February 3-4 KRUSE INT. - West Palm Beach New Jersey - February 9-11 KRUSE INT. - Atlantic City Washington - February 10-11 SILVER - Puyallup England - February 14 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Florida - KRUSE INT. - Benford Florida - February 17-18 February 22-25 ZEPHYRHILLS - Odessa Oklahoma - KRUSE INT. - Oklahoma City California - February 23-25 February 24-25 McCORMICK - Palm Springs Canada - February 24-25 SILVER - Calgary, Alberta MARCH 2001 Washington - March 3 SILVER - Spokane Florida - March 10 RM AUCTIONS - Amelia Island Florida - March 10-11 KRUSE INT. - Ft. Lauderdale Illinois - March 16-17 MECUM - Rockford 10  SCOTTSDALE CLASSIC - Scottsdale Scottsdale KRUSE INT. - Hot Springs Washington - December 9 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Olympia England - Washington - March 17 SILVER - Seattle Arkansas - March 17-18 KRUSE INT. - Hot Springs Oregon - March 24 SILVER - Portland Florida - March 24-25 KRUSE INT. - Ft. Myers California - March 25-26 MECUM - Pleasanton England - March 26 CHRISTIE'S - London California - March 31-April 1 MECUM - Del Mar APRIL 2001 California - April 6-8 SPECTRUM - Palm Springs England - H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Missouri - April 11 April 14 MECUM - Kansas City Colorado - KRUSE INT. - Denver Iowa - April 21 MECUM - Des Moines Nevada - April 21-22 KRUSE/"THE AUCTION" - Las Vegas Missouri - April 27-29 KRUSE INT. - Branson New York - April 28 CHRISTIE'S - Tarrytown Florida - April 28-29 MECUM - Orlando MAY 2001 Indiana - May 4-6 KRUSE INT. - Auburn Washington - May 5 SILVER - Spokane Michigan - May 18-20 MECUM - TBA Idaho - May 19 SILVER - Boise New York - BROOKS USA - Palm Beach, Cavallino Classic X May 25-26 KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP - Bridgehampton Illinois - May 25-27 MECUM - Rockford JUNE 2001 Montana - June 2 SILVER - Billings H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire California - June 17 CHRISTIE'S - Los Angeles Idaho - June 18 SILVER - Coeur d'Alene Illinois - June 21-23 MECLTM - Bloomington Minnesota - MECUM - St. Paul Washington - June 22-23 June 23 SILVER - Puyallup Wyoming - June 30-July 1 SILVER - Jackson Hole JULY 2001 Iowa - July 6-8 MECUM - Des Moines Montana - July 7 SILVER - Missoula Ohio-July 13-15 MECUM - Columbus Wisconsin - July 20-21 MECUM - Elkhart Lake Washington - July 20-21 MECUM - Puyallup England - July 25 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Ojarriatle (fart-tem. 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In NJ 973-742-2692 • Fax 973-742-8369 Sports Car Market No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com * flortins m r1171- = :  4110.1 (14Wili tilut • England - June 6 You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. April 20-21 Nevada - AUGUST 2001 August 2-5 SILVER - Reno, Hot August Nights Michigan - August 4 RM AUCTIONS - Auburn Hills, Meadow Brook Indiana - August 17-18 MECUM - Valparaiso California - August 17-18 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey Washington - August 18 SILVER - Spokane California - CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach California - August 24-26 MECUM - Pleasanton Indiana - August 29-September 4 KRUSE INT. - Auburn SEPTEMBER 2001 Connecticut - September 1 MECUM - Lime Rock For your FREE listing in this directory, and information about display advertising information, please contact Scott Abts. 503/261-0555, fax 503/252-5854, email: artdir@sportscarmarket.com. SPORTS CAR MARKET The Complete Insider's Guide to Collecting August 19 Idaho - September 1-2 SILVER - Sun Valley New York - September 14-16 MECUM - Rhinebeck New York - September 22 RM AUCTIONS - New York England - September 26 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire OCTOBER 2001 North Carolina - October 26-28 MECUM - Charlotte Illinois - NOVEMBER 2001 November 2-3 MECUM - Chicago Arizona - November 17-18 MECUM - Scottsdale Missouri - November 30-December 1 MECUM - Kansas City•

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 I. ■14.  You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/252-5854, Dear SCM: Being a devoted subscriber and an owner of a restored '58 MGA, I have a couple of questions: 1) I am at a loss to understand what "body by Zagato" or "body by whoever" means. Did manufacturers turn the chassis over to coachbuilders, which then fabricated an entire body? Or did they give them the body pieces unfinished and the coachbuilders finished them, and thus the body reflected the finish work performed? Or did the coachbuilders create their own versions of the manufacturers' body design based on manufacturer specs so that the coachbuilder was responsible for not only body fabrication, but finish as well? Could you give me some examples of this for rare, low-production models as well as for cars produced in relatively large numbers, such as the Porsche 356? 2) What is the difference between a cabriolet and a convertible? It seems that the tops go down on both, so it can't just be that. And what is the history behind these distinctions?—Brent Lieberman, Portland, OR Brent, as to your "body by" question, the answer is yes to all three ofyour hypotheses. The fundamental meaning of the phrase is that the manufacturer had a body designed by an outside coachbuilder. Where the body was actually manufactured varies from car to car. All true Zagato-bodied cars were produced in low numbers, with large-production variants like the Lancia Beta targa or the Maserati Biturbo convertible being more of a conversion than an actual creation. Check the listings in the Price Guide for Zagato-bodied cars from Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa. The production numbers are listed, and they are low. As for cabriolet vs. convertible, collector car terminology can be confusing because it is imprecise. In theory, a convertible and a cabriolet are the same, as they have padded tops, luxurious interior appointments and windup windows. In general, American ragtops are convertibles, while upscale European open cars are either 1 2  cabriolets or dropheads. —ED. Dear SCM: I've come to the conclusion that your publication is worth every tree cut down to make it. However, I'm really disappointed in the winner's answer in the July Mystery Photo contest winner (July, 2000, page 70). It should obviously have been the Oscar Mayer answer. And who would know better than me, as I've driven by those sorry derelicts, relics of a failed French attempt to scuba without getting wet, every day for years. We enjoyed your group when they visited Moorea, and I'm just sorry I forgot to tell them about the old Ferrari and Maserati exfactory race cars in the cave near Cook's Bay, stored there thirty years ago by a wealthy Frenchman to avoid taxes. Well, maybe next time.—Ron Hall, Island Fashion Pearls, Moorea, Tahiti Dear SCM: I am responding to the letter in your November, 2000 issue in which a reader questions why your Price Guide lists "line after line" of BMWs while omitting many Mercedes (page 12). In your response, you say you are considering eliminating the "3-series, etc." to make room for a French car section. You must be kidding. What are you going to list, vintage Deux Cheveauxs? I receive your magazine on a trial basis and the reason I have no interest in subscribing is because there is so little in your magazine for the BMW enthusiast. Porsche and Mercedes seem to dominate the scant attention you give German cars. Many collectible BMWs deserve attention and even daily-driver BMWs would be more worthy than a French car section.—Adam Thorp, Detroit Lakes, MN Adam, there are a host of magazines that cater to the latemodel BMW owner, including Roundel and Bimmer, both chock full of information. The goal of SCM is to provide insight into the nooks and crannies of the collector car market, and, unfortunately for your literary automotive requirements, I would hazard to guess that our subscribers would be more interested in an analysis of vintage 2CVs than of clapped out 528s. Thanks for giving us a try—ED. Dear SCM: In the September issue's 1969 Road Runner MiniProfile (page 68), It says that the car's competitors in the low-end segment included Chargers and the GTO Judge. I think they were aimed (and priced) a little higher than that. —Eric Lawrence, CPI, via e-mail We stand corrected. The MSRP of the '69 GTO Judge convertible was $4,212, the Road Runner convertible was $3,313, and the Dodge Charger R/T hardtop was $3,592 (no convertible available). —ED. Dear SCM: Finally, I made the plunge and purchased my first sports car, a '58 Alfa Romeo Giulietta (actually the one from NH listed in your classifieds). Looking into the New England 1000 as we speak. Thanks for the awesome magazine.—Andrew Brody, via e-mail Dear SCM: Enough with the negatives about Ferrari 308s. In the October, 2000 issue (page 16), Mr. Kerb suggests that the 308 is not a stylistic standout and that images of the XK 120 and XKE are probably burned into more memories. You really need to start paying Mr. Kerb a decent wage so that he can move out of the cave he obviously lives in, purchase a television and watch a rerun of "Magnum PI." The 308 is probably one of the most recognizable cars ever made. What TV show did the Jags star in? As to his comments about the lack of power, I will answer with my reason for buying a carbureted 308. The 308 carb car is not for everyone. You need to purchase a good example and have an honest, competent mechanic standing by. You also need to know your way around an engine for those times when the mechanic can't be reached. They are certainly not as easy to live with or as inexpensive to maintain as the later QV. However, you can take a carbureted 308 and turn it into the snarling beast it was when first introduced in Euro spec. In fact, you can take it well beyond Euro spec and maintain e-mail: mail@sportscarmarket.corn reliability. Ask the poor guy in the 355 who wanted to race me on the way to Concorso Italiano. I know how to get it registered in California, although there is no way this car will pass smog. —Mr. X, location concealed from the DMV Mr. Kerb replies: I still stand by my stylistic convictions. Really, "Magnum PI"? I suppose that the Volvo P1800's omission from the Museum of Modern Art is simply because the management never saw "The Saint?" I do agree that the carb cars are fun when they are Europeanized, but I also have a responsibility to my audience and their willingness to deal with blackmarket smog certificates. If you want a car that passes smog without any monkey business, buy an injected car. Dear SCM: I am writing to understand the origin of the VIN for the '55 Mercedes 300S coupe that was sold in the RM Monterey Auction in August, 2000 (see October, 2000 SCM, page 52, #426). It is a duplicate of the VIN on the Mercedes that my father owns—also a '55 300S coupe—VIN 188011-5500009. Obviously, you can understand that we were shocked to see a VIN for another car that is identical to the car that is in my father's garage. It seems there may be a number of possible explanations. Could you please check your records and notes to see if a clerical error has been made here? In addition, could you please provide me with the contact information for the new owner so that we can verify, for certain, if indeed these are matching numbers? Thank you in advance for your assistance. —Craig Kapel, via e-mail Dave Kinney replies: Have you looked in your dad's garage recently to see fanything is missing? Just kidding! Dana Santavy, from RM Auctions, tells us that they have had the VIN verified for the M-B 300S that was sold at their recent Monterey sale and the correct VIN is 5500013, not 550009 as was reported in SCM. Craig, we appreciate your calling this to our attention, and we will correct it in the eCarCentral.com database. —ED.• Sports Car Market

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CLASSIC SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Classic European Vehicles With over 25 Years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-sellingrestoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock over 70 classics, original vehicles in good to superb condition, some vehicles are total showcars restored by us. World wide shipping arranged. If you have a classic for sale send photos and details we are cash buyers. Previewing vehicles and restorations by appointment only please. Here are some thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers. WITH YOUR RENEWALS Comments Include a free collector car with renewal.—Jeff Johnson, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. Would you prefer 1/32 or 1/64 scale?—ED. Keep the focus on European makes, with more coverage of the $5-25K cars. Otherwise, it's great. Still my favorite magazine.—Richard Reina, Morristown, NJ Process and cost in obtaining car from the UK. Also parts sources and procure from UK. Import dealings with the Feds, regulations, waivers, etc. Lotus Seven kit purchase, assembly and licensing.—Richard Boos, Troy, NY You've made great improvements in the four years I have been a subscriber, with the exception of adding American cars and motorcycles. More emphasis on affordable collector cars.—Roderick McNae, Seattle, WA 1963 Jaguar XKE Roadster  Excellent original.  1964 Porsche 356C Coupe, CA car, good driver. It's already excellent. Don't change too much, maybe just add more information on European rallies.—Donald Sevart, Los Angeles, CA You guys just get better and better. Remember, it's impossible to overdose on Alfa stuff.—Mark Hassler, Jackson, WY Excellent publication, keep up the excellent coverage on the automobile market. Identify future collectible cars.—Ken Hoexum, Ada, MI 1973 Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special  original, documented one owner.  1970 Porsche 911S Coupe, Restored, excellent condition. Where else can you enjoy the autos of your dreams without any upkeep for only $48 a year? —John Weiss, Montgomery, AL I usually read SCM cover to cover. I enjoy all of the features. When a new feature is added, it's one more reason to renew my subscription.—William J. Grass, Lombard, IL 1960s MG B Roadsters, fully  restored, many to choose from.  1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Excellent example, documented. I really enjoy it. I get five autorelated magazines and this is my absolute favorite. Hemmings is a close second.—Danny Burnstwin, Columbia, SC More eBay coverage. More preWWII vintage motorcycles. Some "Best Buy" articles on pre-WWII American cars.—Steve Herndon, VA Fox, 1969 Triumph Bonneville,  650cc, very good condition.  1980 MGB Roadster Limited Edition, good original driver. MANY CALIFORNIA CARS CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 & 955 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM: (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION FACILITY: (760) 747-9947 FAX: (760) 747-4021 Visit Us Online www.classicshowcase.com e-mail: management@classicshowcase.com World class restoration facility, guaranteed show winners. 14  Add an Interviews page. Add a French category and feature Bugatti, Delahaye, Delage, Citroen, Renault, Talbot, etc. Check the French magazine Retroviseur for guidance.— Weit Huidekoper, England. We've got Raymond Milo beavering away on a French section. He tells us to do it properly requires spending at least one week each month in Paris. We suggested he develop a Polish section instead, and head for Warsaw—ED. I like it, any kind of historical type articles I really like. I own English so, of course, English articles. Overall, it's a magazine that I must have.—Brian McAdams, Lake Oswego, OR Keep up the great work. SCM is my favorite car magazine.—Venice Beach Exotic Cars, Venice, CA Articles on better known dealers.—Harold Berger, Rutland, VT We would only add a feature on dealers/brokers if they were recommended by subscribers, as we have done with The Wrenching Truth." If SCM readers have dealers or brokers they would like to recommend, please send their names to copyed@sportscarmarket.corn — ED. Excellent magazine. Keep up the good work.—Ralph Eriksen, Getrysburg , PA It's the only car magazine we read cover to cover. It's already fantastic. Keep up the good work. —Bob Withum, Danvers, MA More auction results—I'm partial to Oklahoma City and Tulsa. —Ted Smith, Stillwater, OK You do a fine job. Auction Reports are sine qua non.—Prescott V Kelly, Weston, CT Need more shop/restoration, business visits, reports, coverage. —Kent Bain, Fairfield, CT The poly bag really helped. —Gary Ottaviano, Warren, OH This is probably the best car magazine I have ever read, and I have read a lot over the years. Thanks for making it that good. —Tim Hayden, Jackson, TN Road tests of older autos. More vintage motorcycles, please. —Steven Breslow, Beaverton, OR I like your mag; I like the way you write. But please move the Auction Reports back to the front of the magazine.—Steven Hurst, Saint Louis, MO. Steve, given the way the book is assembled, that would mean printing them in black and white. We understand that the current placement may not be as convenient as before, but think it is a fair tradeoff for the color—ED. More Copperstate 1000, California Mille and other rallies, tours and events.—Henry Snider, Woodinville, WA. We are considering adding a concours/rally article each month. While they are not a primary focus of SCM, clearly many of our readers participate in them, or want to know more about them. —ED. How about a listing of the vehicles that did not make the Auction Report photo and comments pages? Like make, model, year, sold for price. (Similar to the lists supplied by auction companies.) It's interesting to see the mix of cars. Keep up the good work.—J. Zopolis, Olympia, WA. It's a space question. We would have to cut something else out to fit in the linear listings. As eCarCentral. corn gets up to speed, we will have these listings available there.—ED. And thanks to all of you for your renewals and your thoughtful remarks.—Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer• Sports Car Market

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The 4th Annual Sports Car Market Magazine BARRETT-JACKSON INSIDER'S SEMINARS Presented by fff USAPPRAISAL AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL and PASSPORT 7r= •• E.ENZ,■  Z 22"2  ■-■ 2--r  (rceill/ ZZ. 7.7r 2 A A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a WorldClass Auction Keith Martin, Cindy Banzer and the experts from the SCMstaff invite you to join them in three information-packed seminars, held right in the midst of the world's largest collector car auction, Barrett-Jackson. Participants will be part of an exclusive, intimate group that will participate in no-holds-barred discussions of the collector car market as well as hands-on examinations of cars that are going to be crossing the block. Seminars will be held from 10:00AM to 12:00 noon, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Located on-site, a different guest speaker will be featured every day, each providing a professional perspective on collecting. After each discussion, there will be ample time for you to ask direct questions about the auction experience. We guarantee you'll get straight answers. How to decide how much to bid. When to walk away from a car. Spotting a great car. The secrets of buying and selling on the block. How to tell if you're being shilled. What to do if a car is horribly misrepresented. All this and more will be discussed in detail. The Field Walk Each day, after the seminar, you can join the well-known "Field Walk", when the group, escorted by Keith and other SCMexperts, will take a "hands-on" look at the cars you are interested in and evaluate them with you. Register Today Space is strictly limited and last year's event sold out quickly. Cost, per person, for the seminars, field walk and unlimited personal consultations with the SCM staff is just $275 ($500 per couple). Don't be left out. Send in the form below today, with a $100 deposit per person. For more information, contact Cindy Banzer at 503/ 261-0555, cbanzer@ sportscarmarket.com . We'll see you there. SPACE IS LIMITED! DEADLINE-December 15, 2000 (Reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. Don't be left out! ) Name (If registering for more than one person, please place additional details on separate sheet.) Address  City  State  Day Phone  Fax  Zip  Eve. Phone  E-mail $100 per person deposit required ~~Enclosed is my check made out to Sports Car Market (or) ~~Charge my VISA/MC Total Amount S  Card #  Signature  Send this form to SCM B-J Insider's Tour, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 Fax 503/252-5854; Phone 503/261-0555; e-mail: mail@sportscarmarket.com (Deposit refundable if cancelled by January 2, 2001) Exp Date "Learn How the Pros Spot the Good Cars and Stay Away from the Bad Ones." The 4th Annual Sports Car Market Insider's Tour at Barrett—Jackson

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by Michael Duffey Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e-mail: mrkerb@compuserve.com, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. I'm 22 And Want A Modena 360 Dear Mr. Kerb: I am just about to graduate from college. I have a good job working for a well-established dealership as an appraiser/ car buyer. The pay is quite good, and being relatively young (22) and free of dependents, I was considering buying a new or near-new Porsche 996 Carrera. However, my first love is Ferrari, and thus I seek your advice. Considering that a new Ferrari is way out of the budget, I wonder f I would be better served to invest the money that I would use as my down payment on a new Porsche in mutual funds, and buy a Ferrari in a few years? My absolute dream car is the new 360 Spyder. At what point will they have depreciated enough so that they make sense financially? It seems that when the new Ferrari models come out, the superseded models take a substantial hit in value. Whatever I buy, I plan to keep it and enjoy it for at least fifteen years—possibly longer. So, ideally I would buy a 360 after it has depreciated, and if I sell it, do so once it has appreciated to the point where I can either break even or not lose an enormous amount of money.— D.B., via e-mail Dear Mr. B: It is almost a rule that all cars will depreciate. Sure, a few have escaped over the years; if you had bought a late-production Ferrari 246 GTS, '70 Datsun 240Z or even an early BMW 1600 new, you would never have seen the value of your used car go down below what it cost new. Of course, if you put $4,000 into a mutual fund in 1972, and today that same fund was still worth $4,000, I'm not sure you would call that a good investment. It's a sign of how irrational we car guys can be about "investments" that we think that if we "get back what we paid for it" after ten years, we're way ahead. Factors that affect depreciation (or the lack of it) for sports cars can be the price or availability of next year's model. If the new car is in very short supply or is priced 25% above the previous model, suddenly last year's model is worth what it cost new. Model changes can sometimes make an older car the thing to have. This is what happened to the 246 Dinos. The 308 GT4 was a radical departure from the curvy 246 and I'm not sure we were ready for the doorstop wedge styling that Bertone penned. Suddenly everyone wanted 246s and 16  they have been desirable ever since. So, how does this help you in you Porsche vs. Ferrari vs. moneyin-the-bank quandary? Porsche moves very slowly with regard to their model development. The cars just don't change that much over time. The 996 heralded a new era in Porsche specs but think about how long the basic 911 shape has been around. Ferrari has produced many different models and configurations during the 911's lifetime. This gives a buyer more choice and can create more volatility with Ferrari prices. It also makes a new model look like a "new Ferrari" more than your average new Porsche can look much different from last year's model. This makes guys and gals step up for a new Ferrari when the models change and as you noticed, superseded models or styling are suddenly "old" cars and take the hit in price. So, really this is where the biggest depreciation will rear its ugly head—when they make something new or updated. The 360 Spyder is a new model (MSRP for 2001 approximately $150,000) and proably won't change much during Ferrari's average model life span, about five years. Then you will see a dip in the price, unless the new V8-powered car is substantially more expensive, say $225,000, or not very attractive, like the 348 was compared to the beloved, but long-in-the-tooth 328 that it replaced. In that case, the used 360s will hold a very high percentage of their original price. Only if Porsche were to substantially increase its MSRP or decided to build something stupid like a sport-utility (oh, sorry about that) or a front-engined car to completely replace the 996/911, would prices of the '80s and '90s cars go up. And even then, given the huge numbers of 911s sold in the US, the change would be minimal. If you were a cash buyer for a Ferrari with six figures burning a hole in your checkbook balance, you would have different options to consider. But as a buyer with only a down payment (and hopefully good credit and a friendly insurance agent), you might think of a big purchase as something that costs X number of dollars per month. During inflationary times, this is a good way to approach a big-ticket item. If the terms are long enough, a big payment will be easier to stomach if your income goes up with prices over time. If prices stay the same, your money, invested wisely, will do more for you over time than the ownership of a cool car that you can buy for similar money a few years down the road. So the real question might be, how do you view prices long term and how do you feel about your earning power over the same period? This is a tough question for a young person to tackle. I can remember when I was 22, driving a comprehensively dented 1965 Beetle and trying to restore a Lotus XI with the money I was saving by skipping the insurance on the VW. Also, it is amazing to me how much my taste in cars changed over the next few years. I think this is typical of a young person and should be taken as a warning against thinking about still owning the same car fifteen years down the road. Things like wives and children also have a way of changing your automotive perspective. My advice? Sit back and find a safe haven for your cash. If you need to have a Ferrari right now, go for a $40,000 308 GTS QV. You should be able to finance it for, at most, 20% down, leaving the rest for investment. And it's likely to be worth about the same in ten years as it is now (a great automotive financial success story, as outlined above). That way when Ferrari introduces the F999 and Modena 360 prices plummet, you'll be ready to snap one up. Dear Mr. Kerb: I am looking for a second vehicle with a high fun quotient that I may occasionally drive to work, taking a highspeed freeway. I regularly encounter the typical road-going fare (cell phone users, slow commuters in the fast lane, rubbernecking etc.). I often hit 80+ mph during the commute, and my drive is full of drivers who smoke their tires while braking hard in front of me due to their lack of focus. This makes me worry about the stopping capability of a classic car in these situations. The three cars I'm considering are a Jaguar XKE roadster ('67 preferred), Porsche SC Cabriolet, and '97-99 BMW 540i with sixspeed. I realize that the older cars have their inherent flaws, but I'm looking for something with soul. I am a current Porsche owner and not timid about the price of upkeep for a good car. Could you give me your read on each of these? —M.C, via e-mail Dear Mr. C: Today's (very) hard use of brakes and the need for instant acceleration have really changed the highway rules of engagement at least here in L.A. Perhaps partly because of this, I never see Si E-types on the road. Those Dunlop discs might have looked very special in the brochure but on the road they have a hard pedal and not much else. Updates to Series II and III Jaguar brakes can be ordered from the popular suppliers. If you choose an E-type, you will need to do that. A Porsche SC Cab would serve you well. The SC is comfortable, strong, reliable and has the power and brakes to match anyone else's commuter car. However, your inspection of a candidate for purchase, for commuting, will be a little different than for a collector car. Look favorably on brake updates and later engines. Don't be afraid of cars that have been color changed, since you'll be driving it, not showing it. All these things work fine for a commuter car, but might cause a serious car collector to move on. You might even save a little money with this approach, since you could be the only buyer who thinks a flame-yellow 356 with fat tires, brakes from a 911 and a supercharged 912 engine is just what you need. The BMW 540i is the newest car on your list. (They came out in 1995.) The value and pleasure you can derive from a newer, fresher car can transcend the extra cost. Though I'm sure that the BMW can do the job, I was never that impressed with the four-liter V8 in those cars. It just wasn't as powerful as I expected, although it drinks gas like it's a 500-hp supercar. My favorite late-model BMWs are the 3 series cars fitted with the six-cylinder engine: the 325 and 328. These are very responsive and powerful. I notice that the Jag and the Porsche on your list are ragtops, and you can also get a 328 as a cabriolet. Go drive one and see what Sports Car Market

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Chequered Flag International 4128 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90202 310-827-8665 Fax: 310-821-1272 http://www.chequeredflag.com Alvis 1953 IC 21 DHC. Mocha/brown, 4-speed, LHD, exceptionally nice. $23,900. Austin - Healey 1962 3000 MK IIA. Burgundy/black, C/W/VV. older restoration. $22,500. 1967 3000 MK Ill Phase II. Red/ black, not rusty. $15,900. BMW 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL. Red/black, automatic, A/C, 2 tops, black plates, lovely original car. $18,500. 1991 850. Black/tan, 99,000 miles, CD, phone, books and records. Just serviced. $23,500. Chevrolet 1956 Bel Air convertible. 6-cyl, 3-speed, red, not rusty! $22,500. 1970 Chevelle 454 LS5. Red/black, A/C, auto, fully restored. Mint. DeLorean 1981. Stainless/gray. 5-speed, 7,500 miles. $18,500. DeTomaso 1974 Pantera. Under 15,000 miles. Super original, major service. $24,900. Ford 1989 Porsche Speedster. Red/tan, 17,800 miles, A/C, perfect $47,500. 1963 Falcon. 2-door, yellow/beige, pro hot rod, V8, 4-speed, stunning. $7,000. 1965 Mustang convertible. Red/ black/white top, V8, auto, GT rims, pretty, $14,500. 1966 Mustang GT convertible. Yellow/beige, auto, fresh restoration. $19,500. 1968 Mustang convertible. 4speed. Red. Fully restored with 351 Cleveland. $16,500. Ginetta 1960 Porsche 356 B Cabriolet. White/blue leather, new top & interior. $35,500. One of only 200. Red/gray, 1600 cross flow with Weber side drafts. $25,000. Jaguar 1963 E-type Roadster. Black/red, 80M, super original, numbers match. $31,500. 1967 E-type S 11/5. White/black, restored high driver standard. $24,900 1969 E-type S ll coupe. Red/black, C/WNV, ice air, a looker. $18,500. 1974 E-type S Ill Roadster. Silver/ blue, auto, C/VV/W. $35,000. Jensen 1974 Interceptor convertible. White/tan, 89,000 miles, wire wheels. Nardi. $23,500. Lotus 1965 Volkswagen Bug convertible. Red/gray, black top, mint restored example. $14,900. 1985 Esprit Turbo. Dark gray/gray, low miles, fun car. $15,900. Mazda 1990 Miata. Blue/black, alloys, A/C, P/S, excellent condition. $3,500. Mercedes - Benz 1954 220 Cabriolet A. Blue/gray, 4-speed, great shape. $33,500. 1962 190SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops, good example. $22,500. 1965 230SL. Black/black, auto, 2 tops, very pretty. $18,000. 1967 250SE coupe. Primrose/tan, auto, sun roof, low miles. $7,500. 1970 300Sel 6.3 sedan. champagne/congac. Super original. $15,000. 1970 280SL. White/red, 4-speed, 2 tops, alloys. $17,500. 1975 450SL Roadster. Tobacco brown/tan, new A/C, super paint/ body. $9,500. 1986 560SL. Metallic black/black. Chromes, very strong. $12,900. 1991 500SL. Silver. Very good value. $25,900. 1999 230SLK. Silver/red. 5-speed, 17,000 miles, CD. $33,000. Modena 1990 450 California Spider replica. White/tan, 5.0, auto, 5,000 miles. $37,500. MG 1955 IF 1500. Red/black, wire wheels, super original. $15,000. 1968 MGB. Primrose/black, very original, black plates, solid wheels. $7,500. 1968 MGB. Black/black leather, great car, good value. $8,950. 1977 Midget. Green/black. 35,000 miles. Great fun car. $3,500. Oldsmobile 1962 Cutlass F85 convertible. Red/red, V8, auto, black plates. $8,500. Pontiac 1986 Fiero. Gold/tan, electric car built for Disney's CEO. $7,500. Porsche 1964 356C coupe. Blue/tan. $10,500. 1983 928 S. Black/tan, 5-speed, 90,000 miles, $5,000 spent. Late rims, great car. $6,900. 1985 911 Carrera Targa. White/ black, 2 owners, 129,000 miles strong. $17,900. Automotive Art 15 limited-edition Harold Cleworth prints available. For more information visit www.chequeredflag.com!

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you think. If your list is cast in stone, I'd say that if you can tolerate the poor fuel economy and high initial purchase price of the 540i, then go for it. If you want a balanced, reliable two-seater, then the 911 SC is your pick. If you want crunched front bodywork, buy a (stock) Series I XKE. Dear Mr. Kerb: Why do older cars leak oil so much? I work at an office with a brand-new concrete parking lot. It is spotless except where an MGB GT and an older Beetle park. Their parking spots are very oily. And why don't new cars leak any more?—J.H., via e - mail Dear Mr. H: It's a good thing that there aren't any British motorcycles on your lot. Otherwise you might qualify for Superfund environmental clean-up money. Sometimes a driveline can leak due to its age. The seal at the rear of the crankshaft or the tailshaft of the transmission are two of the likely culprits for oil spill action. Also, as older engines age or suffer intermittent use, they start pro- ducing a large amount of blow-by, the pressure that builds up in the crankcase and forces vapor out of the breathers. Most breathers (sometimes called "crankcase devices") are too small to handle even a modest amount of blow-by, particularly on one of those longstroke Brit motors that whip up a hurricane in their bottom ends when they get going. If the breathers are too small, the vapor and any accompanying oil will be forced out of any seal that is the least bit vulnerable. Of course, most of us who have cracked open a few motors have noticed that many of them don't have any seal at all at the rear of the crankshaft. They rely only on a little spiral machined into the crank to "unscrew" the oil flow back into the motor where it belongs. The trouble with this design is that oil can get out when the engine is not turning. Also, a good set of sticky tires can surge a slug of oil up where the designers never thought they'd see it, and boosh!, out it comes. Engine design can make things leaky as well. Aside from the blow- by caused by long strokes, some engine blocks date back to the flathead (or side valve) days and have big tin cover plates on the side of the block. These almost always leak, especially when the original cork gaskets dry out. Some older oil seals were actually made from rawhide leather, not the thing to hold back oil after a few decades. I've noticed, though, that some of the newer gasket sets that I've purchased have substituted some other materials for the cork gaskets. I use a ton of exotic sealants when I assemble an engine and the new materials might be intended more for the guys who don't. Now, why don't new cars leak? First, every vapor that exudes from a new car is measured by the EPA when it is initially certified. Any fuel vapor or drops of oil can make a car fail its new car emission standards. A few years ago, some Chrysler engineers told me that a Dodge Neon at idle put out less emissions than a 1965 Ford Mustang parked, with the engine shut off! We don't see fumes pouring out of a crankcase breather tube on a new car because they have a sealed emis- sion system. Crankcase fumes are funneled back into the engine and burned. Even your gas cap is part of the system on a new car; if it is left loose an error code will be stored in your onboard computer, indicating that something has gone wrong with the system. Casting quality has probably been responsible for part of the oil-tightness of new cars as well. Older castings actually have holes in them that are sometimes in the right place to let the engine's innards see daylight. Today, an engine bay usually shows more dust than oil, thanks to all of the new materials used. But we lose all the rust proofing that a leaky Jag or Healey gets for the price of the oil that spills onto its chassis. If you buy a classic car with a driveline that has been carefully and methodically rebuilt, using contemporary gasket materials and sealants, you may slow the dripping down from a Niagara Falls torrent to a casual plip-plop now and then. But no old car will every be as clean as a new car. They just weren't designed that way.• BIKE BUYS 1985 Yamaha RZ 350 H 18  ere in the States, two-stroke street motorcycles were practically dead in the '80s. Suzuki had dis- continued their 550 and 750 GT. Yamaha's RZ 350 was only offered in the US for two years before being axed for emissions reasons. (You could still buy one in Canada and elsewhere for years.) It was the last of the road-going two-strokes in the US, and that's part of what gives it appeal with collectors today. Intended for spirited sport riding, the two-stroke Yamaha RZ 350's engine didn't do much below 5,000 rpm. From 6,000 to 9,000 rpm, the power built rapidly. Even though the RZ 350 is not tremendously fast, its peakiness makes it feel like a skyrocket whose fuse has just been lit—a real asphalt sizzler. The RZ 350 came with a bright yellow and black paint scheme, with red and white optional. The rately in a tank under the seat. The letters YPVS on the engine stand for Yamaha Power Valve System. Turn on the ignition and there's a hum as the servo motor operating the Power Valves moves through one complete cycle, returning to its starting position. While you ride, sensors signal the Power Valves to open or close, maximizing midrange power. Kenny Roberts'Special in yellow and black . yellow-and-black model was known as the Kenny Roberts Special, with a sticker bearing the racer's signature affixed to the side of the bikini fairing. (The red-andwhite bike was the Marlboro Special, named for the cigarette company that sponsored a Grand Prix team.) Besides the handlebarmounted fairing, there's a small chin fairing right behind the front wheel. The liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine was fitted with two Mikuni 26-mm carbs. Oil for the injection system is added sepa- The RZ 350's exhaust system included an expansion chamber and a catalytic converter to control emissions. These were quickly junked by owners and original exhaust systems are now rare. Aftermarket exhaust systems allow the engine to make more power, but serious collectors will value the original Yamaha exhaust. The cycle had 17-inch cast aluminum wheels and a tall 32.7inch seat height so shorter riders may find themselves on their tiptoes at stoplights. Inherent problems are few with the RZ 350, and most difficulties can be traced to the adrenalinedriven human behind the fairing. RZ owners tended to ride their mounts hard and put them away wet. If you go to look at one and it's in a garage where rap music is booming and skateboards and supercharged, slammed Honda Accords litter the yard, I suggest moving on. For $4,000 you should be able to find a best-in-the-world RZ, making a $2,500 beater no bargain at all.—Bill Neill (Note: Example shown here has non-stock exhaust, swingarm, and grips.)• Years produced  Colors Number produced  Engine  1984-1985 yellow/black, red/white/black N/A 350cc vertical twin, oil injection, 54 hp @ 11,000 rpm Transmission  Weight (dry/wet)  Original list price  Value today (restored)$3,000-4,000 Frame #  Engine #  Top left of crankcase, matches frame number Perfect RZ350 owner .. Has 3 shots of espresso in the morning, 4 at lunch and 5 for the ride home. Rating: ***** is best Fun to ride  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  11-11rer* 1.h3-4-7313-* Sports Car Market 6-speed 363/418 lb. $2,999 Steering head

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E J.C. Taylor Antique Auto Insurance Information Sheet 1 (800) 345-8290 (610) 853-1300 Underwritten by Maryland Casualty Company (A member of the worldwide Zurich Insurance Group) with offices and claim facilities in principal U.S. cities. Applicant  Address  1. Operator License Number  Date of Birth  Occupation  Zip  Phone Number ( Number of Antique Autos owned  2. List all losses in past three years and moving violations—antique and modern cars. (Date-Cause-Payment.)  3. Total Annual Mileage: Club Functions  Other Purposes  4. Name of antique or car club to which you belong  5. List modern cars used for daily transportation (owned)  (or company cars)  6. Where are cars garaged? Under one roof? Construction of garage—brick-frame-fire resistive  7. Has rated horsepower or other specifications been changed? Yes  No  If yes, explain:  8. The following coverages are available. Indicate those desired by placing "X" in proper boxes. 0 Liability ($100,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $15.00, 2nd $10.00, 3rd $5.00 O Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist—Rates as required by your State. Car 1 $  Car 2 $  Car 3 $  O Liability ($300,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $20.00, 2nd $14.00, 3rd $8.00 Medical Payments of $1,000.: 1st car $4.00, 2nd car $3.00, 3rd car $2.00. Units in excess of 3, NO CHARGE Physical Damage O Physical Damage (Comprehensive Includes Fire and Theft)—Annual Rate— $0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. O Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. "0  (Note—Collision is not written as a singular coverage but is available with Comprehensive.) Physical Damage (Comprehensive Includes Fire and Theft)—Annual Rate—$0.70 per $100 of insurance for each O vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles less than 25 yrs. Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.70 per $100 of amount of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles less than 25 yrs. 9. Date this coverage is to be effective  ANTIQUE AUTOS TO BE INSURED Year  1.  2.  3.  4.  Use separate sheet for additional cars to be insured. An application may be forwarded to you for additional information. My vehicle(s) will be used mainly in exhibitions, club activities, parades and other functions of public interest and will not be used primarily for the transportation of passengers or goods. If you are a resident of FL, PA, or NJ, send copy of regular car policy. NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL STATES. Signature:  Date:  Note: Your insurance will become effective upon payment of the entire premium, acceptance of the risk and compliance with all state specific laws and regulations. Please sign and forward with your remittance, payable to: k/c  ,   J.C. TAYLOR ANTIQUE AUTO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 320 South 69th Street • Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082 web site: www.jctaylor.com We Require: 1. PHOTO of all vehicles listed 2. APPRAISAL for each vehicle valued at $20,000 or over Body Type  Make  Series or Model  V.I.N. (Vehicle I.D. Number)  Serial or Motor Number  Present Valuation (Amount of Insurance) Policy Minimum Premium $50.00 _J

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WINIME1 The Wrenchhig TRUTH A look at repair and restoration shops recommended by SCM subscribers. Please send your suggestions for shops for us to consider to copyed_jsportscarmarIcet.com, fax 503/252-5854. Pierce Manifolds by Bill Neill T oday it's a fuel-injected world, but in the '50s and '60s cars ran on carburetors. Weber was the king of the hill. "In the carbureted era, almost exclusively, the fastest cars in the world were all on Weber carbs: BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini," said Mike Pierce. His company, Pierce Manifolds, has one of the largest inventories of Weber carburetors and related components, according to Pierce. They also manufacture obsolete parts for Webers, from gaskets and seals to throttle shafts. They import some intake manifolds from Italy and other countries and build their own if originals are not available. Ferrari, Alfa, Maserati and Lamborghini owners cherish their Webers. At a time when E-types were saddled with stodgy-looking SUs, the visual appeal of two, three or six pairs of Webers, often with chromed velocity stacks, was overwhelming. And of course the throaty sound they made as they sucked air was almost erotic. SCM'er Dave Beach of Sherwood, Oregon, shipped three vintage Weber 40 DCZ6 carbs from his Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 to Pierce Manifolds. The company straightened the warped bodies, re-machined them and put on oversized throttle shafts. "He was very prompt," said Beach. "They were back within ten days." Webers have also been added to many engines as part of an upgrade package. From the '60s to the present, people who wanted to go faster have bolted Weber carbs on to Shelby Cobras, Volkswagen Bugs, and Japanese sports cars. They are favored for their tuneable and adjustable characteristics. Pierce's web site carries photos of their products, from individual T-shaped fuel fittings to MGB replacement cylinder heads. There are carburetor linkages and related parts. The best part of the web site is called "Your Webers," with photos of customers' cars and under-hood shots of their Weber installations. They appear on an amazing variety of cars: '69 Land Rover, Bugeye Sprite, '76 Lancia Scorpion, '70 MGB, '78 Fiat 124, '47 MG TC, '67 Datsun 1600, '73 Datsun 240Z, '60 Maserati birdcage, and '75 Ferrari 308 GT4. The only thing in common among these car owners is a desire to increase performance. 20  They even have a kit to transplant Weber carbs onto your Harley-Davidson big twin. Old sand-cast Weber carbs are no longer available, which is why his company rebuilds them. The original Webers on 1960s Ferraris didn't last very long. After 30,000 miles, they were often worn out and discarded because replacement Webers were inexpensive. Pierce Manifolds replaces bushings and shafts on old carburetor bodies. "It's hard to synchronize multiple carburetors when you have butterfly shafts sucking air," Pierce explained. They claim to have the largest Weber inventory in the world. "We carry more part numbers than anybody," he said. Pierce buys up inventories from Ferrari dealers and also seeks out old Weber models such as the 40 and Bs, and a thermostat housing for Jaguar Series II E-types. Pierce Manifolds can convert cars that came with fuel injection or another brand of carburetor to Webers. Mike Pierce next to a '50s factory Weber display case. Shop  Owner  Number of staff  Location  Years in operation  Specialty  Phone  Recommended by .... SCMsubscriber Dave Beach DCZ, 40 DCN, and 38 DCN. Web site  About half of his business is selling carbs and replacement parts for late-model cars such as Fiats and Peugeots. Weber conversions make up about 40%, and vintage Webers take up the remaining 10%. Pierce Manifolds carries a few products unrelated to carburetion, including high-performance cylinder heads for MGBs, a five-speed conversion for MGAs Pierce Manifolds Mike Pierce Gilroy, CA 8 23 Weber carburetors 408/842-6667, fax 408/842-6673 www.piercemanifolds.com "We have converted over 100,000 British cars to Webers, mostly from SUs and Strombergs," Pierce said. The most popular cars to convert to Weber carburetion are MGs. Besides a new carburetor, the conversion process usually requires a new manifold and linkage. Although people often think of Weber carburetors as an expensive, high-performance item, Pierce maintains that it is cheaper to put Webers on an MG than to replace the existing Stromberg or SU carbs with new ones. Not to mention the performance improvement. "There's nothing you can do to a Jaguar Series II E-type that will be more of a power increase than to convert to three 45DCOE sidedraft Webers," Pierce said. He has had some interesting challenges over the years. In one case, an owner restoring an old Ferrari sent Pierce Manifolds a box of the parts he had accumulated, and they built a set of carburetors from them, supplying the missing pieces. While rebuilding and re-machining a set of Webers is most often quite reasonable, sometimes, "It can be unbelievably expensive," Pierce said. He recalled a set of Webers for a Ferrari V12 that cost nearly $20,000. Many Weber carburetors were built specifically to fit one model of car. Only a limited number of some types of carbs were produced, especially for cars that had tiny production runs. This can make finding an exact replacement time consuming and expensive, although Pierce can usually find a substitute that will work just fme everywhere except on the lawn at Pebble Beach. Pierce has a collection of rare vintage Webers in his shop, including what he described as one of the only Weber 58 DSFs in existence, a two-barrel carb that was made for the Cobra Daytona coupe. Not surprisingly, they are not for sale. "We decided a long time ago to try to really get good at one part of the vintage car market, to specialize and become the best at Weber carbs. There's nothing like the pleasure we get when an owner calls us after he's installed a set of rebuilt carbs, and tells us that it's almost like driving a new car. That's what we are here for," said Pierce.• Sports Car Market

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Restoration - Service Sales - Automobilia Memorabilia - Gift Shop CUIEDcr °rot moo www.guildclassiccars.com Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 -5:00 Sat: 9:30 - 3:00 Chew consultation IS taken vc,:v seriously because, while we have the skills, you have the dream. All of the staff at the Guild, from senior management to the restorers on the bench believe that one of the most important parts of the restoration of a car is the liaison between client and shop. Unlike many restoration shops, even large ones, the Guild believes that the only way to maintain quality and accountability is to do almost every part of a restoration in house. When you visit our facility you will see everything from sandblasting frames to fine coach building being accomplished on site. We are the ones who dismantle your engine, source the required parts and reassemble it. We are the ones who put the first hundred miles on the car to make sure that at mile thirty, you aren't sitting beside the road rather than driving on it. Your upholstering is done in house by our staff upholsterers, from the simplest sports car seat to the most opulent Rolls Royce woodwork and brocade. While we do have to send chrome work out, we are fussier than you are and inspect it very carefully on its return. If it satisfies us, we know it will satisfy you. Yes, we are way up here in Canada and yes it is a long way from L.A. or Miami, but we arrange the transport for you and we have ways of keeping you up to date ranging from mailing clear photos and descriptions to constantly updated pages on our comprehensive web site. This is fun because friends and relatives can tune in any time. One Doctor who's project we are currently working on informed us that the whole state of Mississippi is watching. That might be a slight exaggeration but judging by the e-mail, perhaps not that much of one. If you want the service but not the notoriety a secure page can be arranged. Believe it or not, all of our documentation and photographs are recorded by a staff member with nineteen years as a police forensic specialist. He really knows how to keep track of a difficult project. If you want people who consider working for you is a privilege and who understand, enjoy and respect your car as much as you do, call us. We look forward to hearing from you. The Guild of Automotive Restorers PO Box 1150, 44 Bridge St., Bradford, ON L3Z 2B5 Canada Tel: (905)775-0499 Fax: (905) 775-0944

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 W , Conundrums ,  Kill It Or Keep It? hat to do when a car is reaching the end of its useful life? I posed this question in the October, 2000, SCM, in relation to the 1978 Mercedes-Benz 280 saloon my son Eric has been driving. A European-spec car, it has a carbureted engine with no emission controls and a four-speed manual gearbox. The rear quarters are showing rust, and the valve guides are worn to the point where the car will not pass an emissions inspection. Eric would use the car to drive between Portland, Oregon and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he is a junior. This makes the question of automotive reliability more pertinent than if he were living at home and commuting to the local community college. Being stranded in Pierre, South Dakota, waiting for a distributor part, is no fun. I know. I've been there. We found another 280 engine, used, that could be swapped out for a total cost of around $1,500. Another option is to junk the 280 and to look for a modern 190. Asking our readers for their advice, here are a few of the replies we received. Keep It: Asking SCMsubscribers for advice on what to do with weird old cars isn't exactly what statisticians would consider polling from an unbiased sample. Of course, we are going to advise you to rescue the poor old thing and continue pouring money into it. My rationalization is that since this is your son's car, and it seems to be his first automotive infatuation, then it should be a keeper. If you apply economic logic, then of course you should send it off to the crusher, and get a more modern car. But if you do that, then for the rest of his life, every time he sees a late '70s 280, he's going to say "Gee, I used to have one of those—sure wish I had hung onto it." Am! right? Have you ever met a collector who didn't say that? Hey, at least it's a Mercedes-Benz, and not a Fiat—it has a chance of running for awhile after this next infusion of capital.—Jay Mackro (who has never junked anything), via e-mail Keep It: At this end of the economic risk vs. reward spectrum, buy the parts car 280 and do the engine transplant. Cars develop personalities much as we do, with a variety of experiences and maturity. The reason virtually any car in SCM is more interesting to me than any new car is the history that comes with the package. So give your son's 280 a new experience and him a real lesson in the value of respecting and enjoying the quality of a car with history. —Jackson Dell Weaver, Issaquah, WA 22  Keep It: Call me a glutton for punishment, but I have this bizarre belief that there is good in every car. I especially believe this of cars with soul. Eric's 280 has soul. I know, my folks had a 123 280TE and I drive a 123 300 TD. I sold a 300E for the D—it just had more character, more personality, more soul. As far as costs go, swapping out the engine is a cheaper solution by far, and one that will provide a far more satisfying result. Buying another car is copping out, right? I recently transplanted an engine from a beater into my reasonably sound Fiat 850 Spider (I've posted a photo at http://www.watchingthewheels.com/ disposable.html). Total satisfaction. Right now, my dad is going through the same kind of thing with my sister's car, an '85 Volvo DL wagon. He is in too deep, but he got great joy and encouragement out of your article. In fact, he's rooting for the 280— if for no other reason than he'll feel a lot better about the bottomless Volvo. —Reed Hitchcock, via e-mail Four Wheeled .1...7 in an accident, back in October 1994, turned around and bought a basket case 1972 Volvo 142E, which I turned into a runner, and I still have. It has cost me several thousand dollars more than the $500 (with tax and license) that I paid for it, and will never appreciate. But it is less expensive than a new Volvo by far, easy to work on and has character to go along with its B20 tractor engine. Sometimes old cars become friends, just as companion animals do. It is irrational, but sometimes, the numbers add up on the dollar side, too. You are also getting this from a man who has a cat which is nineteen years and five months old. I find things I like and try to keep 'em running. Hope this helps. —Terry Parkhurst, Seattle WA Keep It: You really don't have a choice if you listen to my wife Diane. She thinks all interesting cars deserve a life. I think she is a "car right to lifer." I tried to kill a '78 Alfa sports sedan and she made me put a new engine in it. I am now trying to sell a $1,700 car for $2,000 that! have over $3,500 in. Good luck.—Dan Sommers, Veloce Motors, Portland, OR Keep It: I had an '84 280E with a fivespeed. It was sweet to drive, but impossible to sell without A/C. You know you'll be married to the car with that much money in it but the 280s are rugged, simple, comfortable and very safe. Only $5,000 away from being a $3,000 car Keep It: If your son really likes the car, and all it needs is a new engine, I say replace the engine, and then make certain to keep the car five more years. The car has a bit of rust, but nothing so major as to make it unsafe. And the engine you want to put in is a very good one. Both you and I have seen lesser MercedesBenz sedans—or saloons—sell for less than what your family will then have in the '78 MB 280. Heck, Mitch Silver sold a 1984 M-B 190E with a five-liter Ford V8—formerly his daughter's car—in Tacoma, Washington, on September 9, for $2,800 including buyer's fee. If you fix up the 280 to make it a solid runner, you'll spend way less than you would buying Eric a later model Mercedes-Benz. And while you could buy him a 1995 Ford Taurus for about the same money you're talking about for a new engine in the 280, Eric really likes the car he has (or you have, actually), and that is worth something, although not tangible. Admittedly, you're getting this e-mail from a guy who, when he lost his 1972 Volvo 144E Not to sound like a grave robber, but if you decide not to do the transplant,! am interested in buying the car for parts. —Tom Walgamuth, Lafayette, IN Kill It: Kids are kids and cars are cars. While the 280 is a good, stout vehicle, on the safety side it pales in comparison with cars from the early '90s. The new cars have better crumple zones, superior brakes and of course, air bags. Then there is the question of mechanical reliability. You're going to send him 3,000 miles across the country, perhaps in winter, probably with a couple of friends aboard, in a twenty-five-year-old car that has hardly had a pampered life? Donate the car to the local Salvation Army and take the tax write-off. Bite the bullet and buy something reasonable for $5,000. I know it sounds like a lot of money, but really, how much more will you spend on the 280 in the next twelve months, and what will you have to show for it? If you're concerned about Eric wanting to have a fun car, how about letting him drive your Ferrari 330 America or Ms. Banzer's Alfa Spider? I'm sure he'd enjoy either of those. —Michael Glenn, via e-mail. Thanks to everyone for their advice. Your further comments are welcomed. We'll present our decision next month.—ED. (kmarting sportscarmarket.corn)• Sports Car Market

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-- Market Review ist Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissimo ANONIMA LOMB AR OA FABBRICA AUTOMORIll TIPO  MILANO EMI/ t.) N. 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Gl, Chassis number: N/A W ith a total production run of 1,000 units between 1965, when it was launched at the Geneva Salon, and 1966, the Giulia GTC Alfa was an exclusive 2+2 convertible derivative of the Bertone Giulia Sprint GT coupe. Visiting the new Arese plant when the Giulia GTC was introduced, the British magazine Autocar commented that "despite the high rates of manufacture, all Alfas are still largely handbuilt, and every engine is stripped for examination when it has been run at the factory before being passed to the assembly lines." The convertible conversion was carried out by Carrozzeria Touring, with reinforcement applied to the floor pan to ensure that there was no loss of rigidity. Features of this disarmingly pretty convertible include a disappearing top and rear quarter windows winding fully into the body sides to give the appearance of a roadster. The GTC was one of the last cars to be built by Touring, which was in receivership when this model was launched, and was finally wound up on March 1, 1965, though it continued to fulfill outstanding orders until 1967, when the factory was converted to make soap powder and boot polish. Powered by a 1570cc twin-cam, all-alloy, four-cylinder engine, the Giulia GTC had a top speed in fifth gear approaching 112 mph with the top up. Disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels. This car has had only two owners since new, and has been in its current ownership for the past thirty-one years. The odometer reading of 125,000 miles is said to be genuine. In 1997-1998 it was the subject of a six-month total body restoration, in which the body shell was stripped to bare metal and all dents and rust were eliminated before the body was refinished in red. It has been fitted with new taillights and lenses, door glass and bumpers, and the rubber gaskets have been replaced. Interior trim is in tan. Additionally, the engine has been completely rebuilt at a cost of almost $5,400. This included a cylinder head rebuild, new crank, pistons and sleeves. Since the completion of the rebuild, the vendor stated that the car has covered approximately 100 miles. This car sold for $11,500 at Brooks' Quail Lodge Auction in Carmel, California, on August 19, 2000. This price is at the low end of the auctioneer's estimate, reflecting the unfinished condition of the car. The engine rebuild and body work probably emptied the bankfor this restoration, leaving some very visible but easily correctable faults to rectify: the center tunnel carpeting behind the front seats is worn bare and the decorative metal flashing across the top of the windshield is badly damaged. The faults are especially unfortunate because Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  only regular maintenance. When you're speaking of an Alfa, the terms "usable" and "collectible" are not mutually exclusive. The appeal and utility of a four-place Alfa convertible may set owners of Alfa GTV coupes dreaming about "chop-top" conversions. Several Giulia Sprint GT coupes have been converted to GTCs. It is not a simple conversion, requiring careful engineering to provide a good fit and finish for the top, and inventiveness in designing roll-up rear quarter windows. Most importantly, the steel top of the Giulia coupe is a structural member of its unit body. Touring's conversion added cruciform strengthening to the floor pan to offset the loss of the structural top. Aftermarket conversions that have not been similarly reinforced will have unacceptable cowl shake and may eventually sag so much that the doors cannot open. This GTC is powered by a later 1750 engine. Though the 1750 is considered even more reliable than the Giulia engine, an original engine would have made this collectible car a more attractive investment. There's a lot to like about a GTC Alfa: a short production run when the car was still mostly hand-built, open-air motoring with room for four, an easily maintained powertrain and a distinctive body. The new owner got a solid driver at a good price. Intake side of engine Web site www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives .... Alfa Romeo Spider, Morgan +4 or 4/4, Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II 2+2 Alfas are relatively inexpensive cars to maintain and restore. For many collectible cars, $5,400 would hardly buy a ring job, let alone a new crankshaft, pistons and liners. Moreover, it is probable that the preceding 124,900 miles on this GTC were covered with its original engine and December, 2000  AROC, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 The danger is that, i fit remains just a driver, this GTC will eventually disappear. At this point in its life, the non-original engine and lack of detailing give cause for concern. A little more money invested now will elevate this car to a condition that makes it truly worthy of conservation, and much less liable to being driven into oblivion by a subsequent owner GTCs in brilliant condition can bring nearly $20,000, but they are far and few between. Assuming that there was no rust under the carpets, in the rockers or the structural crossmembers added by Touring, at $11,500 the new owner can do a little freshening up and have a nice car at a fair price. And unless you're thinking about 1965-1966 1,000 $3,800 (in Italy) $14,000-$18,000 $200 $50 Bulkhead cutting the top off of your 164 (wouldn't that be an interesting project), the GTC is the only way you can take the family with you and simultaneously enjoy an open Alfa sports car—Pat Braden (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction comany.) • 23

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Offerte e Richieste di Alfa Romeo ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! 28 6C-1500S ZAGATO, tri-post, one of four extant, orig body, beautiful old restoration, Many Concours awards and vintage driving events, Mille Miglia eligible $200,000. Ccars, 626-447-0327. CA 39 6C2500, touring body coupe, looks just like a 2.9 coupe, famoushistory, restored, $300,000 offers,trades. Bill Jacobs Jr, 630920-8111 or. 630-989-2000.IL 48 ALFA 6C 2500, Freccia d'Oro Berlinetta sin 916130. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company. $75,000. Bill Noon, 858-454-1800 day. CA 59 SPRINT COUPE, red, runs perfectly, beautiful cosmetically and internally, correct car w/5-spd, $16,000. Dick Gale, 415693-6079 office. 415-346-7859 home. CA 60  AR1012000239, complete bare metal restoration; no rust or Bondo, new chrome, Rosso Rubino with new gray leather w/piping , new Pirellis, new rubber hoses, window & door seals, new suspension bushings and shocks, mechanically excellent, newly rebuilt Veloce engine, original block also available, 72,000 miles, great driving car, $27,000 obo. 407876-8860. FL SPRINT  SPECIALE, Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 6433. IN 63 Giulia Sprint Speciale, white/tan, complete and correct, no rust, roll bar, Club events $25,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 63 Giulia Spider (Normale), professional restoration 12 years ago. Well maintained by Alfa enthusiast. Excellent condition cosmetically and mechanically. Arizona car, no rust. Always garaged. White with blue interior and Stayfast top. Instruments rebuilt and refaced. Period radio works, as does everything else. New rubber mats throughout. Number 2 car that is ready to show, drive and enjoy. tgreenslade@usa.net $16,000. Bill Greenslade, 602-955-5547. 602-7650061.AZ 63 GIULIA SPYDER, documented ground-up restoration on original rust-free CA car, completely rebuilt engine & engine bay, fabulous for show or drive $13,900. 949-650-4718. CA 65 Giulia Spider 1600,red, one owner, 48,000 miles, rust-free, California car,mechanically fresh, requiring only cosmetics to be outstanding. $12,500. Jeff knudsen, 616-335-3868. MI 61 GIULIETTA SS, red, recently restored, perfect, all original, engine as new, new leather inter, everything new including exhaust sys/brakes, etc, $25,000 BO, call for info. 0031-180-462-573, . HOLLAND 63 GIULIA SPIDER, show condition, twin Webers $21,000 OBO. 219-769- 65 TZ1, #096, matching engine, unrestored good original condition. Photos: garryroberts@fea.net $189,000. Gary, 949-650-2690. CA 65 GIULIA TI, white, 2000cc, 15,500 miles, new tan leather int, carpet and headliner, Recaro seats, Webers 40s, rebuilt gearbox, new exhaust, lightweight fly- wheeUclutch, five star Campagnolos w/new Pirellis, fast and fun daily driver $8,200 OBO. 323-469-4629. CA 66 GTV, red/tan, full professional restoration, leather interior, Sperry stage 5 2Liter, 45 mm Webers, Mini-lites, R-1 tires, Nardi wheel, much more, $15,000. 570825-0571. PA 66 SPRINT SPECIALE, red w/gray int., 70,000 mi, needs new owner, restored. nyzz@delhnail.com. $22,000. Steve Nylin, 425-481-7903. WA 67 DUETTO, red w/blk interior, vgc $10,500. 636-239-6781. MO 68 GTV 1600, spectacular cond, orig red, AR501, grey/grey fabric/vinyl interior, mechanically perfect, traceable history, papers, manuals, new, tires 155x15 tires and/ or 165x14 on Mille Miglia $19,500. 734455-8617. MI 68 GIULIA SUPER 4-DR, 1600cc, 5-spd, 33,000 lcms, exceptional orig cond, beige ext/tan int, $8,500. 847-864-9988. IL 69 SPIDER 1750 BOATTAIL, red, very well maintained, new top, stainless exhaust, gas shocks, wooden steering wheel, very nice condition $9,000. John, 802-2444979. VT 71 GIULIA SUPER, burg/pigskin, Webers, exc cond, 2001 CA tags $5,500. 714898-2945. CA 71 GTV, silver/blk inter, new paint from bare metal, many new parts, $4,000. 708848-4569. IL 73 2000, GTV injections, perfect, total nut and bolt restoration, unparalleled Concourt condition $17,800. 604-926-3338. FAX 604-926-1234 CANADA BC 79 ALFETTA SEDAN, silver w/grey interior, books, window sticker, receipts, etc $3,500. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA 79 Alfetta Sprint Veloce coupe, 4-cyl, 5spd, red w/tan cloth, wood wheel, sunroof, pb, 77K mi $5,000. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 79 VELOCE SPIDER, green/beige, 97K mi, #286, strong car in need of cosmetics, mechanical work done, call for details BO. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY 84 GTV6, beautiful red paint, tan leather, Campagnolo wheels, 2nd owner, needs nothing, 108K miles but looks much younger, well maintained $5,500. 215233-5332. PA 86 SPIDER, red, exc cond, orig 79K mi, 3rd owner, orig body, convertible top 5 yrs old, custom door panels, inter in vcg, sound system, engine well maintained, great to drive $6,900 negotiable. Cindi, 256-8526042. AL 88 SPIDER VELOCE, 2.0, under 19K mi, nearly perfect car, red/blk, no rust or accidents ever, always garaged and covered, Mobil 1, not many like this left $10,500. Scott, 281-480-4148. TX 91 VELOCE SPIDER, red/tan, 22K miles, 2 owners, extra clean $13,000. Northshore, 847-247-0447. IL Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS V New, extremely competitive "value pricing" on all parts. '7 Over 20 years of Alfa experience. Street & race. V 1300, 1600, 1750, 2000, V6 - we know them all V ORDERS WILL NOT GET LOST & YOU WILL GET THE RIGHT PART THE FIRST TIME! In California, call: 1-800-890-ALFA (2532) or 510-525-9435 Fax: 510-525-9519 24  750-101-102-105-106-115-116-119-164 The largest stock in North America makes AR Ricambi your first choice for all your Alfa Romeo parts needs • Replacement Parts: Engine, drive line, sheet metal, glass, rubber. Original Equipment and aftermarket supply... • Performance Parts: Headers, cams, pistons, springs, sway bars, induction, brakes...and more Call to order our new 1996 Performance Parts Catalog 800 225 ALFA Sports Car Market

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91 164L, 97K mi, red w/blk leather interior, a beautiful car, always garaged and well maintained, $6,200 call for details. Cor .N, 914-267-4385. NY 91 164S, 4-dr coupe, red, 200hp V6, 49,500 mi, beautiful Italian 4-dr salon, nice example, low miles, 2-owner car, and records and manuals, orig window sticker $12,900. 303-377-6197. CO 91 VELOCE SPIDER, red/tan, 22K miles, 2 owners, extra clean 513,000. Northshore, 847-247-0447. IL LITERATURE Manuals & Books for Alfa Romeo: Ser vice manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals,  K history  books;  see vv.books4cars.com , call 206-721-3077 or 888-380-9277. PARTS Sprint speciale front bumper, old TZ1 parts manual copy in great old binder. Mint old models, manuals, lots great "etceterini" old brochures, etc. Jerry, 330759-5224 days. OH Giulietta Sprint parts - gas tank $150. Front & rear bumpers - $150 each. Spare set of rear bumper ends- $65. Front windshield trim - $50 all. Glass mailable used or in plexiglass. For racing - enquire.Various good used brake drums 2x. Giulia Spider hoods. 2x 750 series & lx 101 series cylinder heads. 1 set Fergat wheels. Giulia & Giulietta Spider top assemblies. lx set 1600 Veloce cams. Fred, 714-379-9084. CA• FREE ALFA CATALOG! Restoration & Replacement Parts Giulietta through 16 Veloce ALFA ROMEO M O tors  parts, service and repair. Over 30 years experience. Factory trained Alfa Romeo Mechanic DAN SOMMERS Diane Sommers (503) 274-0064 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209 New location, new name. Formerly Euro Auto Service Re-Originals  OEM Quality ! alfa romect-partS-- Call: 303-447-0239 or fax: 303-447-0257 www.centerlinealfa .com 12618 Craigwood Lane Cypress, TX 77429 NEW WINDSHIELDS FROM EUROPE! Apollo Laminated! DOT, TUV & ISO Approved! Maserati Ghibli Maserati Mexico Maserati 3500 GT DeTomaso Pantera Intermeccanica Italia Duetto Alfa SS Montreal 2600 Zagato Junior Zagato TZ-1 & TZ-2 GTV-Gasket Style Giulietta/Giulia Sprint Giulietta/Giulia Spider Alfetta GT & Four Door 2000/2600 Touring Spider FREE CATALOGS & UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES Alfa - Ferrari - Lancia - Fiat - Maserati - Apollo - Lam borghini Call today for your OEM, NOS or new restoration part. PHONE 281-807-1945 or FAX 281-807-1946 December, 2000  25

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F RRAR Market Review Buyer's Guide 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta Chassis #0256MM odied by Pininfarina in classic Berl inetta style with oval egg-crate grille, brake cooling scoops over the rear wheel arches, hood tie-downs and sliding lightweight plexiglass windows, the powerful, compact and lightweight 250 MMs were ideal competitors for both long-distance races and shorter hillclimb events. In typical Ferrari fashion, the engines had been tuned to give twenty-five or so more horsepower than the MM's predecessor, the 250S. They now produced a reliable 240 horsepower at 7,200 rpm. B The 250 MM formed the backbone of both the factory and several privateers' racing activities for the 1953 season. One car was prepared for the 1953 Mille Miglia event to be driven by Giovanni Bracco. The car shown here, 0256MM, is that car. 0256MM's chassis was delivered to Pinin Farina on January 31, 1953. Ten weeks later, on April 24, it was driven down the ramp in Brescia by the chain-smoking Bracco, partnered with his '52 MM co-driver Rolfo. While lying sixth at Pescara, the back axle failed and the car was retired. Later, 0256MM was assigned to Eugenio Castelotti with the following results: Targa Florio: DNF; Trofeo della Sardegna: DNF, Varese: 1st; Monza: 5th; Bolzano-Mendola hillclimb: 1st. Castelotti purchased the car from the factory and went on to compete with it, taking a notable win in the Messina 10 Hours. 0256MM is unusual among early competition Ferraris in that its history is continuous and unblemished by serious racing accidents. Its only major component to be replaced during its racing life was its back axle, due to its failure in Bracco's 1953 Mille Miglia run. The axle fitted following the Mille Miglia failure, Number 039CA, has remained with the car throughout its subsequent career, making it completely as prepared by the Scuderia for Castelotti's entry in the 1953 Targa Florio and subsequent events. The car described here sold for $1,210,000, including 10% buyer 's premium, at the RM Auto Salon & Auction held September 23,2000, in New York City. The namesake of Bracco 's win in the 1952 event, the 250 MM planted the seeds that would see the 3-liter family tree continue to grow well into the '60s. Not very similar in many ways to Bracco 's '52 model 250S, the 250 MM had a longer wheelbase of 2400 mm vs. the 2505's 2250 mm. Of course, most of the new MMs had the aggressive styling by Pinin Farina which was not at all like the Vignale coupe that Bracco made famous the year before. Year produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  And even though named for the Ferrari victory in the Mille Miglia, none of the 250 MMs Web sites  Alternative  The MM model was not a true production car in the way the later 250s (probably beginning with the Europa) would become. However, with its aggressive stance and styling, the MM showed Ferrari the direction his customer cars would go for the next decade. Prompted by the disasters at the 1955 Le Mans event and serious accidents at the Mille Miglia and in Mexico, the FIA put a cap on engine displacement at three liters in 1958, solidiffing the 250 series ' role for the following years. The combination of the superb 3-liter Columbo V12, coupled with the new 2400-mm wheelbase, was good enough to be carried all the way through to the 250 SWB and 250 GTO. Most enthusiasts and all auctioneers are well aware of the fact that Ferrari prices are on the move. This steady rise can be felt most strongly when the sale prices ofreal, no-excuses cars are examined. History is as important as originality in the price equation. 1953 16 approx. $5,000 $850-950,000 $2-3,000 2 @ $250/each Front frame tube Clubs .... Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Right side of block near flywheel Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 www.ferrariclubofamerica.org; www.FerrariOvvnersClub.org Ferrari 250 TdF entered for the 1953 run made it to the finish. (A few MMs did finish in '54, though.) During the early '50s, Ferrari was making major inroads in the international competition scene with his small-bore Berlinettas. Good finishes in Mexico and on the continent provided just the kind of press that a small manufacturer of expensive GT cars would need to succeed. 26  It may be hard for many of us to realize now, but the Mille Miglia was the equal of Le Mans in both prestige and fame during its tenure. The moniker "MM car" usually means pure gold for a car 's value and it adds even more luster to a Ferrari. The lack of major racing incidents means that this example has likely survived with its original coachwork, a rarity in these early, hardrun cars. All of these factors, combined with a Bob Smith restoration described as superb, explain this car 's strong showing on the block. Purchased by a knowledgeable and seasoned collector, this car, even at $300K above our Price Guide, was a deal in today's market. Simply put, the number of superb examples of no-stories Ferraris is fixed, and the number of collectors with deep pockets, who want only the best, is increasing. So long as the economy continues to be strong, it doesn't take someone with a Ph.D. in economics to forecast what is going to happen to this segment of the market.—Michael Duffey (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market

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Sheehan Speaks by Michae Get Your GTO Here million for the car. It's a commonly accepted fact that most cars are bad investments as, unlike stocks, they require a constant infusion of money to keep them in useable condition. However, from time to time we come across a car that demonstrates why the high-rollers like to gamble with exotic Ferraris. Ell For example, SIN 4293 was sold in 1964 to a Christopher S. Cord of Los Angeles, for the then-huge sum of $11,538.46. Let's suppose that the seller invested his money and, through brilliant moves in the market, achieved a compounded 10% rate of return for 34 years, through January 1, 2001. On that day, his $11,538.46 would have become $392,353 before taxes—about enough to buy a nice Daytona Spyder with pocket change left over to pick up a 246 GT for the kids. On the other hand, let's suppose Mr. Cord kept 4293 through all these thirty-four years. Here's a rough estimate of his costs: rooks Europe is putting a 250 GTO, SIN 4293 GT, on the block as the highlight of its December 19th, all-Ferrari auction in Gstaad, Switzerland. An "onlygood-stories" car, Brooks is hoping to achieve as much as $10 Initial purchase price (rounded off): .. $11,500 Three full restorations @ $200,000 each (in year 2000 dollars):  Insurance/racing prep/misc. at $25,000/year for thirty-four years.  Total costs  at home with your 308 GT4. The equation won't work out the same way. $600,000 $850,000 $1,461,500 Now, let's suppose that he nets $9M after the Brooks sale. That leaves him, before taxes, with $7,538,500. Further, let's postulate that he has neither a clever accountant nor an offshore account and gives up 50% of his profits to a beaming government official. At the end of the day, our Mr. Cord would have gotten $3,769,250 for his old Ferrari —nearly ten times the 10% compounded account. Even better, Mr. Cord, as a GTO owner, would have been invited to participate in vintage events all over the world. At Monterey, he probably would have gotten to sit next to Steve Earle at the pre-event dinner. So in this rare instance, having a car in the garage has actually worked out better than having money in the bank. However, don't try this That Brooks is confident enough to offer this GTO at public sale marks a continued sea change in the market. As the collector car market went into the tank in the early '90s, high-end cars simply disappeared from the auction block for fear that they would fall flat on their faces. As the current revival continues the better auction houses are once again the public forums for establishing values for the best collector cars. I continue to find that today's buyers are not the speculators of the 1980s, but end-users who pay cash to purchase user-friendly cars for events such as the Shell Challenge, the Monterey Historics and the Mille Miglia. They are younger, more affluent, more informed, and seek out only the best "no-bad-stories" cars. They don't start with a Daytona and progress through Ferrari ownership, but instead go straight to the top of the Ferrari food chain, starting their collections with a 275 GTB/C, a 250 TdF or an SWB California Spyder. They're also not afraid to buy cars at auction, and if you get two or three of them in the same room, with the same bottomless pockets, and desire for the same GTO, you can watch an auction house and consignor's dream come true right before your very eyes. I'll be at Gstaad, watching the market tell its story in real time.• We make leasing as simple as turning the key. L FINANCIAL SERVICES 1 Premier  Serving your leasing needs since 1978 Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.com December, 2000  47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME 27

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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 66 275 GTB, alloy, s/n 8045, wonderful example, extensive restoration, incld engine, transaxle, suspension, brakes, etc, 6carb setup, from factory parts, correct and beautiful, red/blk leather $265,000. Carey Kendall, 805-689-6262. CA 67 FERRARI 275 GTB/4, Scaglietti Berlinetta s/n 10087. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company. $325,000. Bill Noon, 858-454-1800 day. CA 67 FERRARI 275 GTB/4, Scaglietti Berlinetta sin 10163. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company. $295,000. Bill Noon, 858-454-1800 day. CA 72 FERRARI 246 GTS, Dino Spyder sin 03098. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company. S75,000. Bill Noon, 858-4541800 day. CA 78 308 GTB, red/tan, 18K original mi, perfect mechanical condition, 30K service done, $33,500. Bob, 650-786-0298 days. 650-592-8870 eves. CA 80 BERLINETTA BOXER 512, rarity, orig, carburetor, orig 8,000 miles, red, absolutely like new, sunshine car, 1 owner from new $78,000 US$. FAX 498-3334467 GERMANY 87 TESTAROSSA, red w/tan leather, absolutely immaculate condition with only 8,400 miles, outstanding records $72,500 trades welcome. Motorcars International, 417-831-9999. FAX 417-831-8080 MO 77 BB512, Le Mans blue witan & black inserts. 30K miles, just serviced. Needs nothing, very strong throughout. AaronR38@aol.com $68,900. Aaron Ruskin, 818-481-2200. CA 86 412, Black/black, auto, dual air, 30K miles, very nice car. Aaron1R38@aoLcom $39,000. Aaron Ruskin, 818-481-2200. CA LITERATURE LITERATURE, Original sales brochures, owners/shop manuals, posters, photographs, racing memorabilia for many 1920-present US/foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars. Stamped envelope, specific request. I also buy literature. Walter Miller, 6710 Brooklawn, Syracuse, NY, 13211. www.autolit.com , Walter Miller, 315-432-8282. FAX 315432-8256. NY• - 1 re RESTOR ATIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage race and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 • FAX (916) 635-5824 Garry Roberts & Co. e-mail: garryroberts@fea.net Specializing in Pre-Owned Vintage & Contemporary Penal Sales / Service / Restoration 922 Sunset Nye, Costa Mesa, CA. 92627 Tel: (949) 650-2690  Mystery Phot. ANSWERS cars in the pit and spoke slowly, "Beware of ill omens. . one of you is cursed this day." Bob looked over his windshield and saw nothing, and breathed a sigh of relief. — Joe Troise, Sausalito, CA As concours judges became more critical of replica vintage cars, a proper category was found.—Norman Vogel, San Francisco, CA October 2000 Upon learning what Lou had paid for a simple valve job on his old car, the security guys at the 7II agreed that he easily qualified for the parking spot.—J. Hobson, Vancouver, BC, Canada It's a mental thing. — mous Appropriate dispensation given to any person who bought a Ferrari in the '89-'90 market.—Dan Hampton, Galesville, WI "Well, after I told my wife I paid $4.5 million for it and it doesn't have air, carpet or door locks, she broke both my arms and one knee cap." — Steve & Lois Hammond, Surprise, AZ The haggard old woman raised a bony finger at the line of race 28  Yeah, my Testarossa cost me an arm and a leg. But, it was worth it. And, as an added plus, I always can park in these convenient spaces.—Jay Mackro, San Juan Capistrano, CA Anony- Bill Nantz, Houston, TX October 17, 2000, The Washington University parking lot, St. Louis, Missouri: On the eve of the third presidential debate, the Ferrari Driver's Club of greater St. Louis, quietly expresses its position on the issues of political correctness and Al Gore's social and energy policies.—William E. (Chip) Connor, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong After putting Renaldo the Restorer's children through medical school, they sent a disabled parking permit as a show of gratitude. — )==7 lax: (949) 650-2730 Umberto knew his fallen arches would never qualify him for the legitimate handicapped placard he had always craved. So he and Gianni would gingerly back the Testarossa into the forbidden space, then peel out with their heads cocked at jaunty angles, cackling, showing gold teeth in open defiance of the DMV bureaucrats who would deny them. They were in their mid-sixties still smoking Gitanes, acting like rebels without a clue.—Michael Kirk, via e-mail "Handicapped? Hell, yes we're handicapped—just look at these stupid hats!"—Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI After valve replacement surgery, a temporary handicap sticker was issued until cardio rehab was completed.—Michael Blount, Chesapeake, VA My disability payments let me buy this neat car.—R. Mummery, Coral Gables, FL Ed's mechanic had warned him that the TR's engine rebuild would cost him an arm and a leg. —Michael Cottam, Portland, OR H. "Andy" Capp, after drinking his buddy under the table, drives home and parks in his rightful space.—Tom Smyth, Spring Lake Heights, NJ Bob Lynn, Waukesha, WI Charlie's parking space at work was re-labeled after he payed ten times what it was worth for his Ferrari. Though he was not physically impaired, he was definitely mentally hand icapped .—David Burns, TN — Parish, "Sorry, I didn't see the sign over my induction noise."—Laurence Gilbert, Columbus, OH Clearly a popular photo this month, although many of the responses (we're printing just a sampling here) seemed to key on the "cost me an arm and a leg" theme. However, just like in a presdential election, we can't have more than one winner, so the lucky SCM'ers, who will receive a 1:18 scale model from USAppraisals. are Steve and Lois Hammond, for their insightful interpretation of how full disclosure, especially when it comes to collector cars,can change the chemistry of the family unit.—ED. Sports Car Market This car cost me an arm and a leg.—Matthew Kim, Compton, CA If we wait here long enough, we'll leak enough oil to cover that darn sign.

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Etceterini & Friends Market Place 1923 Bugatti Type 32 Tank Replica Chassis number: none Engine number: ex-chassis 4093 ttore Bugatti first entered the Grand Prix arena in 1922 following numerous successes over the previous two years with his 11/4-liter 16valve racing voiturettes. From 1922 to 1925 the regulations imposed a maximum engine capacity oftwo liters so Bugatti designed a purpose-built straight-eight racing engine which made its debut in a three-car team fitted with cigar-shaped bodies for that year's French Grand Prix held on July 15, conveniently E on roads between Strasbourg and his Molsheim factory. A single car ran in the Italian Grand Prix later in the season and five cars with modified coachwork took part in the 1923 Indianapolis 500, but victories at this elevated level of motor racing eluded their ambitious creator. By the end of 1922 touring versions of the two-liter racing car were entering production and Bugatti duly put his mind to the design of a new Grand Prix car for the following season which he hoped would prove to be more successful. This entire car was novel, from the underslung chassis with its reversed quarter-elliptic suspension at both ends to its engine's five main bearing crankshaft with roller-bearing connecting rods, its three-speed transaxle and its all-enveloping streamlined coachwork which earned it the nickname of the Tank. One prototype was built, followed by a team of four race cars, which made their debut in the 1923 French Grand Prix held at Tours. The new cars were undoubtedly fast, one later being timed at 117 mph over a kilometer, but their remarkably short wheelbase caused highspeed handling difficulties for their drivers, aggravated perhaps by their bodywork generating aerodynamic lift. Maybe as a result, two of the Tanks crashed early in the race and another retired, leaving Friderich to finish the 500-mile event a distant third some twenty-five minutes behind Segrave's winning Sunbeam. The Tanks never again ran in a Grand Prix and at the end of the season Bugatti retained one and sold three, one having already been written off at Tours. In the early '70s, Bob Sutherland became increasingly fascinated by the Bugatti Tanks. He avidly studied all the available published information until he became so hooked that he just had to have one. However he knew that there was only one survivor, the one that the factory had retained, and that it was hidden from sight in the Schlumpf Collection and most definitely not avail- Year produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternative  able. Additionally there was in private ownership in England, but also not for sale, an engine, transmission and various other parts. Accordingly, he decided such was his desire, that if he could not buy a Tank then his only alternative was to make himself one. But how to proceed? There were no drawings, and not enough deDecember, 2000  tailed photographs to permit the construction of a truly faithful replica. With insufficient information to work from and no complete car to inspect and copy, the ambitious project appeared to have stalled before even leaving the ground. Factory cars, not for sale N/A $1,000 Unavailable; replacement magneto $4-5,000 Chassis #  Top of left rear engine mount, and sometimes on top of front axle Left lower side of crankcase American Bugatti Club, 4484 Howe Hill Rd., Camden, ME 04843 www.bugatti.co.uk T35C or this replica A year later a fortuitous turn of events in France resurrected the project when the Schlumpf Collection's doors were thrown open to the public for the first time. With his restorer friend Peter Shaw, Bob set out in November 1978 for Mulhouse to examine their Tank in minute detail and thereby reappraise the viability of constructing a replica. They crawled all over the car and took thousands of photographs until they were satisfied that they had all the information they needed to proceed. The project was on again, and the Bugatti Centenary to be celebrated in Alsace in September 1981 was set as a target date for completion. Peter Shaw in England began construction of the chassis and bodywork from the photographs while back in America a complete Type 35A Bugatti engine was purchased and its crankcase exchanged for one from a Type 30, the one-piece barrel design of which closely resembled that of a Tank's, apart from the mounting details. Meanwhile, Paul Foulkes-Halbard, who owned the collection of Tank parts in England, generously had duplicates cast of his steering box casing, transaxle casing and brake master cylinder. Numerous other essential parts were provided by various Bugatti friends and suppliers. 1923 4 Back in Colorado, Bob Seiffert was working on the engine, modifying the Type 30 crankcase to the exact Tank format and rebuilding the remainder of the unit. The original Type 30 threebearing design of crankshaft was retained but fitted with modern metalled connecting rods. By early 1981 Shaw had completed work on the axles and had started to assemble the rolling chassis. The finished engine was freighted to En- gland but time was running short. Seiffert and Shaw worked late into the night for a week before the start of the rally, and the car was eventually started up and briefly driven for the first time on the last afternoon. The following day they set out to trailer the car to Molsheim for the commencement of the rally. 29

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During the course of the rally the car was greatly admired by Elizabeth Junek who, with her husband, had bought one of the Tanks from Bugatti in 1923 and had driven it in several Czechoslovakian hillclimbs. Immediately after the rally a number of initial teething troubles were resolved before the Tank was trailered to Tours where, fifty-eight years after the event, it was driven at representative speeds around the original 1923 Grand Prix course. The following year the car was shipped to Colorado after which the two Bobs, Sutherland and Seiffert, competed in the car in a number of West Coast historic events. Over the intervening years the car has been exercised from time to time in suitable events, most recently by a third Bob, Antipodean Bugatti authority Dr. Bob King, first at Australia's 1997 Winton Historic meeting, then at their Sandown and Phillip Island events and lastly at Winton again in 1998. Bob subsequently wrote in glowing terms of his impressions of driving this Tank in the Australian Bugatti Bulletin, praising in particular its performance and, contrary to expectations, its handling. But surely the most picturesque driving cameo was provided in 1983 by Bob Sutherland himself, writing in his own inimitable style in Pur Sang, the quarterly journal of the American Bugatti Club, about how the car had been conceived and constructed: "You can well imagine that with no firewall there is intimate communication between driver and machinery. The clutch whirrs dangerously close to one's left leg, the pipes get hot, oil splatters all over you, and there is a lot of exhaust, hot water, steam, noise and danger. The exhaust glows, gas dribbles steadily on your feet, and backfires light up the universe. All very exciting." This car sold for $105,000 at Christie's Auction at Pebble Beach on August 20, 2000. As a rule I don't like replicas, but this is not just any replica, and it does not replicate an ordinary car. The Type 32 was a milestone car, which introduced the concept of streamlining for the first time in automotive history. Only four cars were built to contest the Grand Prix of France in 1923 at Tours. The Bugatti streamliner was affectionately nicknamed le Tank. With a 78" wheelbase and an overall height of only 31", the T32 is a strange sight today, even more so in 1923. Constructed to comply with the Grand Prix requirements of the day (engine displacement versus weight), the car had a 2-liter SOHC straight-eight engine, and weighed about 1,750 lb. Besides the streamlined body, the T32 featured front hydraulic brakes (revolutionary for Bugatti) and an underslung chassis. The French automotive press, usually very patriotic (or unashamedly biased) hated the car with passion. Not only was Bugatti present with his weird car, but another French manufacturer, Gabriel Voisin, had a car with a similar body that was even more radical: it was missing its chassis. Gabriel Voisin had the audacity to construct the first monocoque chassis. That was a bit much for the portly gentry who were les patrons d 'Automobile Club de France, who tried to ban the Voisin. At the end, as the French always do, everyone kissed and made up, and the Voisin was allowed to run. This auspicious moment in automotive history had another first: the French motoring press actually praised an English car (a conventional Sunbeam). None of the French cars were covered with glory. The best the T32 could do was a distant 3rd behind two Sunbeams. Two Tanks retired and the third one was totaled. They were victims of very effective streamlining, which at top speed (almost 120 mph) produced aerodynamic lift. Add to that its go-kart wheelbase and it becomes clear why the cars were so twitchy in a straight line, and virtually impossible to drive. Le Patron, being nobody's fool, retired the remaining T32s, and they 30  never raced again. He kept one, sold one to Madame Elizabeth Junek, and the third one disappeared. The late Bob Sutherland needs no introduction to anyone even vaguely interested in vintage cars. He loved them, he raced them with passion and he gave us the Colorado Grand. The story ofwhy and how he created the T32 replica is told very eloquently in Christie's catalog description above. The bottom line was that he had to have one and there were none to be had for love or money. I had a personal experience with this very T32 replica. Recall the other French car at Tours, the one missing the chassis, called a Voisin. My Frenchftiend, Philipp Moch, wanted that very Grand Prix Voisin. He had a small problem; none were in existence. So in the late '80s he decided to build an exact replica of that car. (Moch races three-wheeled Morgans and old bikes with sidecars, in addition to being a serious Voisin collector.) During his years of collecting, Moch had amassed a treasure trove of basic components for the GP car, and he had access to the Voisin archives. His task was daunting, but easier than Sutherland's. . .that's why it took him only six years. After building and sorting out his car he raced it and showed it all over Europe. He did it all; well, almost all. By the end of '94, there was only one thing left for him to do: recreate a duel of the two rival French makes that almost took place at the 1923 Grand Prix of France. Put in plain language, he wanted to race Sutherland and his T32 replica, mano a mano, anyplace, anytime. Since Moch does not speak English and Sutherland did not speak a word of French, your humble scribe became a translator. The arrangement was easy; Sutherland was as enthusiastic as Moch. We had a duel in the sun: Laguna Seca, Sunday, August 20, 1995. That Friday morning, August 18, I took my first look at both replicas, which were pitted next to each other. I usually salute replicas with one finger, but this time I couldn't do it, not even in my mind. Both cars were dirty, with stone chips and leaking oil. They looked like real race cars. Even more fascinating than the cars were the two drivers. They were engaged in animated conversation, using sign language, baby talk, and a few mispronounced words of each other 's language. My services were needed only occasionally. Their passion for their cars, and what they were about to do, was so intense that it made them able to communicate. There is no scarcity of fascinating race cars in the pits at Laguna in August, but our pits were mobbed. The two replicas were crowd favorites. I thought that the race itself would be anticlimactic, because the relationship of two drivers was so intensely amicable in the pits and during practice. I thought, to use an old boxing expression that they might "leave the fight in the gym." How wrong I was; they went at it like two undefeated Mexican feath- erweights, standing in the middle of the ring, neither man willing to take a step back, raining punches on each other. They were passing and re-passing each other at every turn. There were many quicker, later model cars in that race, but all you could hear from the announcer was Sutherland, Moch, Bugatti and Voisin. The crowd went wild. They stole the race; they were the race. To tell the truth, I never knew who won the race of two replicas; I was in the pits, Madame Moch was bored—so I did my best to entertain her But on second thought, I know who won—their passion was the winner I guess I always knew that all replicas are not created equal; this is a noble one.. .and fyou had to have a T32, you missed it. This one was as close as it gets.—Raymond D. Milo (Milo is SCM's French car expert, bblexprt@pacbellnet) (Historical data and photos courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market

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Etceterin  DATSUN 71 240Z, Black plate Calif. car. 4 spd, air conditioned, white w/blue interior, showing under 10,000 miles. Perfect original dash. Dealer installed Ansen mags. E-31 head, Monkey Motion gearbox. Numbers match, both original warranty cards. Runs & drives like a newone. No rust or damage ever. $10,900. 770-539-9111. FIAT 70 DINO 2.4 SPYDER, red w/blk leather interior, fully restored example of the very rare and much sought after Second Series cars, comes with rare unrestored Pin infarina hardtop $29,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 5 10-6539754 CA 82 PININFARINA AZZURRA, 39K+ original miles, summer driven in the Hamptons, red, saddle leather, new top, Pirellis, factory a/c, drive it home $7,500. 631-928-8846. NY ISO GRIFO 67 ISO GRIFO, red/blk, 4-spd, Campy, interior redone correctly, rust free, recent paint $44,900. 630-655-3535. IL 69 ISO FIDIA, rare 4-door model, 350cu in, 4-spd, a/c, ps,pb, pw, fully restored, grey/ red hides, beautiful example $27,500 or fair offer. 805-656-2112. CA 69 ISO GRIFO, fact equipped w/hi-po 327 Chevy V8, 4-speed trans, cold a/c, AMFM stereo, Borrani ww, red/blk leather, 32K+ mi, excellent condition $44,500 offer. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL Friends Market Place ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! LANCIA 71 ISO RIVOLTA LELE, rare, exotic, hand built Italian classic w/factory Installed Ford 351 Cleveland motor, factory 5-spd very uncommon, 1 of only 260 made, $21,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. WA LAMBORGHINI 67 MIURA P400, blk/blk, 14K mi, just rebuilt brakes, carbs & distributors, please call for detail $65,000. Stephen Serio or Pat Roussel, 617-783-1800. MA 69 ISLERO, brown/tan, 59K mi, tired cond $22,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310274-9809 CA 70 JARAMA, blue/tan, 50K mi, vgc $24,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-2749809 CA 76 JARAMA 2+2, US legal, V12, sit, a/c, 4,400 orig mi, red/white $23,000. 204-8953575. CANADA MB 78 SILHOUETTE, bright red, blk int, only 52 made in the world, 26K miles, no surprises, $45,000 OBO. Dlr, Ultimate Motor Works, 407-339-3443. FAX 407-8344002 FL 84 5000S, blk/blk, 8K mi, injected, Euro bumpers, mint cond, books, tools, complete $80,000. 913-384-1767. KS 85 COUNTACH, Quattrovalve, 6 carbs, 17K mi, white/red, recent service $84,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 84 COUNTACH 5000S, Black w/cream interior, original owner. No excuses. No stories. Museum quality. 1700 miles $100,000. Samuel Levitin, 201-488-1842. ww.maseratinet.corn 41- NL, 4PMASERATI NC INTERNATh' Factory recognized. Join the world's largest Maserati support group, with more than 3,500 members from 39 countries. Tech staff available to help owners and enthusiasts; parts discounts; the famous 80+ page glossy Club magazine Viale Ciro Menotti; Club decal; roster; access to a multitude of Maserati road tests, technical bulletins, manuals, etc. To join, fax your name, address, and credit card number; you'll receive a packet of Maserati information by Air Mail. $60 USA members, $70 Canada, $90 all other countries. Join now! MASERATI PARTS TOLL FREE 1-800-MASERATI (627-3728) New & Used for All Models. Providing owners with knowledgeable, courteous, prompt professional express service since 1976. Next-day service our speciality. Competitive Prices. $10 million inventory. Service shop discounts. VISA / MC / AE Technical Assistance Line: USA + 425-455-4707 Fax: USA + (425) 646 - 5458 P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Francis G. Mandarano President December, 2000  VW; TIOM Serving the Maserati community since 1976 • • • 58 B-20 6TH SERIES, coupe, partly disassembled, solid, complete car, needs total restoration $9,500. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 58 B-24 CONVERTIBLE„ excellent older restoration $60,000. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 61 APPIA SPORT ZAGATO, Concours winner of 47 First Place awards throughout the 60s including Pebble Beach, fantastic original condition $35,000. 530-8931633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 61 FLAMINIA SPYDER, restored beautifully, red/tan leather $22,500. Bill Jacobs Jr, 630-920-8111 or. 630-989-2000.IL 65 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato, complete running car, needs full restoration $19,500. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-8930669 CA 65 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato, undergoing high quality restoration $75,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA MASERATI 58 3500 GT, 100% complete, sitting in a barn for last 20 yrs, not running, it has rust, needs total restoration $10,500. Gullwing Motor Cars, 718-545-0500. FAX 7 18-5451308 NY 60 3500 GTI, complete matching #s car, has no rust, engine runs, needs total restoration $10,500. 530-893-1633. FAX 530893-0669 CA 61 MASERATI 3500 CT, Vignale Spyder sin 101.1121. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company. $75,000. Bill Noon, 858454-1800 day. CA 70 GHIBLI SPYDER, 5-spd, factory a/c, ps, wire wheels, red/tan, 41K+mi, excellent throughout $88,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 77 BORA, late 4.9 her USA version, 5spd transaxle, cold factory a/c, 42K well maintained miles, silver/blk leather int, especially nice throughout $38,800. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 77 KHAMSIN, 5-spd, blue/tan, meticulously maintained, top condition throughout $28,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900. FL 80 MERAK SS, sculptured aluminum art, bright red/tan leather, 38K+ 1-owner miles, a/c, a great Gran Turismo $22,000. Charles Schmitt & Co, 314-352-9100. MO 67 GHIBLI, 26K miles, orig.CA car. Red with original excellent black interior. New 4.9 SS motor w/less than 2000 miles. Very nice and well sorted. Same owner last 15 years. AaronR38@aol.com $26,900. Aaron Ruskin, 818-418-2200. CA LITERATURE Manuals & Books for all exotic & rare makes:service manuals, parts manuals, owner manuals, history books; see www.books4cars.com Alex Voss, 206721-3077. 888-380-9277. • Don't hesitate to buy cars in Europe! It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! Phone: +41 31 888 14 24 Fax:  e-mail:carlog@packimpex.ch 31 c.a.r. logistics +41 31 888 14 25

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One Complete Collection, No Waiting by Carl Bomstead A Object: Lalique Glass Mascot Collection Auction: The New York Auto Salon & Auction, RM Auctions, Inc., Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, NY Date: September 23, 2000 Sale price: $600,750 (inc. 10% commission) utomobilia, $600,000 and mascots are terms not often used in the same sentence. P.M Auctions, however, were able to make them all fit during their September 23rd sale at the famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. They offered The Tamaroff Collection of thirty Rene Lalique mascots and achieved, even at a number in excess of half a million dollars, what most observers felt was a fair and reasonable price. The 1932 Lalique catalog listed twenty-seven distinctly different mascots and that is the number that is most often considered a "complete collection." There are thirty pieces in the collection RM sold, because it included Le Hibou, La Sirene, and La Naiade, which were originally considered paperweights. (Several of the period Lalique paperweights were of similar shape and otobili ROLLS-ROYCE h BENTLEY size and could easily be mounted as mascots.) Today the six brand-new mascots that Lalique offers are, in fact, listed as paperweights in their current catalog. Just to make things a little more confus,-, < ing, fifteen of the original twenty-seven mascots were offered in tinted or colored glass as well as clear. So a "really complete" collection could have up to forty-five pieces in it. But by common consensus, twenty-seven to thirty different vintage mascots is generally considered today to be a complete collection. The more common pieces can be acquired at auction or through dealers with a little determination and patience. Brooks has been offering Lalique mascots on a regular basis at their auctions in both Europe and the United States and some, such as Petite Libellule (Dragonfly) and Faucon (Falcon) have been selling for well under $5,000 apiece. The most elusive pieces are not necessarily the most elegant. However, they very rarely become available and they are the keystones of a complete collection. If you have the desire and the money to a acquire a complete collection, there are two choices: spend ten years or more acquiring each and every piece or spend the money now on an existing collection and enjoy them while you still can. The Fox, The Owl, and The Comet are the most difficult to acquire. Regardless of how much money you want to throw at them, they could take years to find and are the pieces that make a complete collection so unique and valuable. An Owl recently sold privately for $55,000. The Fox (Le Renard) is the rarest of the mascots with only five known to exist. In the mid-'80s, when Japanese collectors were spending freely, a Fox—which originally sold in 1932 for 635 French francs—went to the Far East for a reported $325,000. Comet (La Comete) is one of the more elusive pieces and would command in excess of $50,000. (The Comet was indirectly related to Citroen as it was inspired by the design the French automotive manufacturer used in decorating the Eiffel Tower during the 1925, Exposition.) As you can see, these three pieces' can easily comprise at least half the value of a complete collection. Visually, the most stunning Lalique mascot is The Spirit of the Wind, La Victoire (sold by Brooks USA for $25,300, SCM, November, 2000, page 36.) It is often stated that The Five Horses, Cinq Chevaux, was Lalique's first mascot and was designed for the Citroen 5CV. The Five Horses recently sold at Brooks' Quail Lodge Auction for Le Renard: $75,000 per paw. Carcoon America 10804 Roark Road Carcoon Houston, TX 77099 USA 800-854-6087 • 281-568-9573 281-568-9386 Fax Low running costs make Carcoon suitable for long or short term storage, and continous filtered airflow keeps your vehicle dry, even in damp environments. Protects against accidental scratches and dents, and reduces dust build-up. Show off your pride and joy, don t cover it - Carcoon it! The most advanced vehicle storage system in the world - as used and endorsed by Rolls Royce & Bentley, Aston Martin Lagonda, The Jaguar and Daimler Heritage Trust, Porsche Club of Great Britain, Ford Motorsport and thousands of others worldwide! Indoor and outdoor models available Call or visit us online for more details at www.carcoon.com 32  Five Horses mascot made of clear, frosted and polished glass. $12,500 plus commission. When you start adding up these numbers, $600,750 for all thirty pieces could almost be called a good buy. More important, the new owner now has a complete collection, today, right now and can forgo the tediousness of trying to piece together a set. Charlie Schalebaum, the foremost automobilia dealer in the country, claims to have sold two complete Lalique collections for less than what RM achieved. However, he quickly added that if anyone is interested, he knows of a complete collection that is available. However, today's asking price is a cool million. Was $600,000 a reasonable price to pay for this collection? Considering that there can be no more than five complete collections—only five examples of Le Renard (The Fox) are known to exist—it comes down to desire and financial resources. No other automotive-related collectible seems to follow the economy as closely as Lalique mascots and today you would have to say it was a good if not excellent buy, considering the alternative. But if the economy goes south, the market will go away faster than you can say $15,000,000 Ferrari 250 GTO.• Sports Car Market

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1° ,r (AUCTION REPORT) Autumn  , he period between Monterey/ Kruse Auburn and Barrett-Jackson/Kruse/RM/S i lver Scottsdale is a relatively quiet one. While each of the auctions we report on here had its moments, none of them have the "in-your-face," marketdefining nature ofthe August Christie's/Brooks/ RM maelstrom. The stratification of the market continues. Long gone are the days when owning a 25th Anniversary Countach or a 1989 328 GTS with negative mileage marked you as a savvy collector. For special cars, with grand, undisputed histories, there are more buyers than there is product available. Brooks Europe having the courage to offer a 250 GTO at their Gstaad, Switzerland auction on December 19, is proof that owners have regained faith in auction houses as a preferred venue to sell important cars. However, for every GTO that crosses the block, we still see five or ten average-condition Daytonas languishing in the auction tents, with owners hoping that someone will ignore the $30,000 it will take to bring the cars into #2 condition and still pay them the $125,000 they are looking for. It's not going to happen. We've never seen buyers so informed about the true costs of classic car repairs, nor so ruthless about what they are willing to offer for a car. For instance, there is no question that Lamborghini 350s are important cars, mechancially, stylistically and historically. A brilliant 350 can bring $100,000—but an average car, which will really need everything done to it to become top-rank, is a hard sell at $50,000. So who buys the $50,000 Lambo, the Lusso with weak paint, the Porsche Speedster with an incorrect engine, the 300SL roadster with lumpy bodywork and bad valve guides? Two categories of collectors. The first are those who see the cars they have always dreamed about becoming affordable. The 250 GTE with a tired motor that used to be a lofty $150,000 can now be had for $35,000 or less. It will never be concours, but the new owner still gets the thrill of owning a V12 Ferrari. The second are the well-heeled who want the satisfaction of overseeing the restoration of a car themselves, and helping make the decisions that bring it back to a former glory. Neither group is buying for long-term investment. Both are acquiring cars that have a special meaning to them, and that they plan to drive and enjoy.—K.M SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating 1: National concours standard/perfect. 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws. 3: Average daily driver in decent condition. 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws. 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems. 6: A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. December, 2000  -43ROOKS USA Brooks USA Hershey, PA October 6, 2000 Auctioneer: Bill Bunch Number of automotive lots: 32 Number of automotive lots sold: 11 Sale rate: 34% Sale total: $980,213 High: Lot #319, 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Roadster sold at $530,500 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% on the first $50,000, 10% thereafter. Report by Dave Brownell Market opinions in italics H olding a vintage car auction in conjunction with the gargantuan annual AACA National Meet and flea market at Hershey, Pennsylvania, may seem like the automotive equivalent ofexporting oil to Saudi Arabia. But in their second year of presenting just such an event, Brooks appears to be doggedly determined to continue developing their presence. Despite facing competition from Hershey's own vast Car Corral, Brooks shrugged off last year's less-than-breathtaking results at this venue and moved its auction location to a country club at the other end of Hershey. Here they pitched their tent, set out their wares, waited for the buyers and proceeded to hold a modest sale that left consignors and bidders alike satisfied. While the catalog showed just twenty entries for the sale, a last-minute flurry of consignments brought the actual number of cars on offer to thirty-two. There were a couple of cars from Brooks' Quail Lodge sale and one last seen at Brooks' Amelia Island effort back in March. As with most auctions, there were a few surprises—particularly a Nash-Healey that nearly cracked fifty grand with premium. Brooks USA, we were told by an official, intends to keep building the Hershey auction each year until it becomes one of the linchpins of their American schedule. Last year, when Brooks first arrived on the Hershey scene, we understand that the AACA Hershey Region, which runs the huge meet each year, was up in arms about an interloper staging a major auction on their turf. This year Brooks served notice that it's there to stay and their civilized presence was a welcome relief for many of us who had grown quite tired of the mud, stuck cars, dampness and general misery that the weather inflicted on the world's largest outdoor old-car event again this year.—D.B. black leather. LHD. Odo: 24,291 miles. Paint checking, runningboards removed, fair door fit, car is ready for a proper restoration to bring out its handsome appearance once again. Was Paris Auto Salon car for De Villars exhibit in 1938. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $43,700. No - at Brooks Quail Lodge auction in August for $52,000. Hershey high bid more like reality Owner thought so, too. #312-1947 BENTLEYMK VI Convertible. Body by Park Ward. S/N 456DA. Yellow/black/ oxblood leather. Black fabric top. RHD. Odo: (Editor 's note: We understand there was an unfortunate moment during the automobilia section of the auction, when a lot was hammered sold to a bidder in the house, and the auctioneer then reversed himself and accepted a telephone bid. The in-house bidder then approached the podium and demanded that the lot be sold to him at the hammer price, as it should have been. According to Mark Osborne of Brooks USA, "There was a little confusion on our end between our American auctioneer and the rest of our organization. The telephone bid should not have been accepted. The inhouse bidder did get the lot at the original hammer price, and we've sent him a nice bottle of brandy and a letter of apology as well. This won't happen again. ') ENGLISH CARS #304A-1938 BENTLEY 4% LITER Sport Coupe. Body by De Villars. SN B8MR. Grey/ sale SR , RR9 miles. Mismatched wide whites, incor- rect vinyl top material, some paint chips, good door fit, fair radiator plating, good interior except for fair wood. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $31,000. A refugee from Brooks' Quail Lodge sale where a bid of $48,000 was refused. Shouldn't have been. Top bid here was more like reality Car is ready for some serious freshening. And please change the color scheme. #32 l -1952 ALVIS TA21 convertible. Body by Tickford. S/N 24451. Yellow/maroon/maroon leather. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 33

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS USA HERSHEY • • • • • • • • • condition. Trunk fit off. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,750. Good offer for a slightly above average car. Should have sold. TR6s can be bought from supermarket community bulletin boards. #303-1974 PANTHER J72 Roadster. S/N 5226L. Yellow/black/black leather. Black fabric top. LHD. Odo: 16,092 miles. Looks like 63,207 miles. Poor hood fit, fair door fit, clean interior. Radiator plating fair, car had a slight portside list indicating weak springs or worse. US-market car that had been partially restored in the '80s. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. Alvis are a hard sell in the US and this car, despite its obvious problems, got a surprisingly good bid. Good show potential, but $$ needs to be spent and that could put the new owner upside down vis a vis the car 's market value. #304-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. S/N 675583. Black/light tan leather. Black fabric top. LHD. Odo: 11,093 miles. Hard to floor - car but a nice Jag nonetheless. High bid was about $5K below correct market price. #316-1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK ffl PHASE II Roadster. S/N HBJ8L-38337. Red/ • • • • • • • • fault in any area. Panels absolutely straight, superb door fit, correct interior, simply a delectable 120. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $48,300. A 120/140 has to have an utterly die-straight body to be painted black and not show flaws, waves and misalignment. This car had, literally, `flawless" body panels. Rest of the car looked ready for major concours prizes, too. #315-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM V Limousine. Body by Park Ward. S/N 5.LAS.99. Black/black leather/beige broadcloth. black leather. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 47,574 miles. Car needed absolutely nothing: done just right and ready to collect trophies and/or provide enjoyable touring. A lovely car benefiting from recent mild restoration work to keep it in good nick. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $38,100. Phase II has updated rear suspension and a top end just over 120. A few grand over the high of SCM Price Guide but that includes the 15% premium. Worth the money. #302-1970 JAGUAR XICE SERIES H Road- ster. SN 1R 12850. Sable/biscuit leather. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 6,272 miles. LHD. Odo: 64,875 miles. Straight body, excellent door fit, very good paint, superb interior, shows conscientious care. Engine has light piston slap at cold start. Originally delivered to Bill Harrah, probably for ferrying important celebs to his casinos. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Somber, costly, fit for important funerals. Beautifully built of the best materials but, really, who buys these cars except for livery work? High bid was enough. #316A-1963 JAGUAR )(ICE Roadster. S/N 879781. Red/black leather. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 76,954 miles. Factory hardtop included. Fair hood fit. Door seals and other rubber due for replacement. Good quality repaint. Appeared to be rust free and an honestly maintained and presented Series I E. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Not a 'fiat 34  Driver's seat looking a bit tired; excellent door fit, bonnet fit slightly off. No glaring faults observed. A very decent Jag with low mileage claimed to be original from new. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $37,325. Altogether the Series H Es were a big step in refinement from the Series I cars but the open headlights and king-sized taillights rob these cars of the first edition's sleek grace. Bought for strong money. #302A-1972 TRIUMPH TR6 Roadster. S/N N/A. Maroon/tan leather. Black vinyl top. low-mileage used Bentley. So what's it doing in a sale promoted as offering "vintage cars"? Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $36,225. The Eight was built from 1984 through 1992, with 1700 examples sold. This one was a Bentley for the price of a well-equipped new C-class Mercedes. #320A-1990 BENTLEY TURBO R Sedan. S/N SCBZRO3DOLCX330. Red/tan leather. an SS100 on steroids. Presents well and should offer gutsy performance with 4.2 Jag engine. Clean and straight inside and out. Mileage appears genuine. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. If replicars are your thing, this is one of the better ones: sort of like a British Excalibur Great for fooling the hoi polloi down at the mall but true collectors will rightly consider it a poseur. #310-1987 BENTLEY EIGHT four door Sedan. S/N SCBZEH2A1HCX168. White/ white leather. LHD. Odo: 18,117 miles. A clean, LHD. Another okay used Bentley. We'll ask again: what's it doing in a vintage car auction? Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Same kind of money as the Bentley Eight in the sale, but a good bit more performance on tap with this car, so bid should have been commensurately higher GERMAN CARS LHD. Odo: 57,269 miles. Very good original paint and interior. Honest old bone in touring #325-1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 4-door Cabriolet. SN N/A. Green/green leather. Black fabric top. LHD. Odo: 60,237 kms. Driver's Sports Car Market

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROO disc brakes are standard. If you want a pre911 Porsche to drive, the C is your best choice. High bid just a whisker below market. ITALIAN CARS #324-1967 LAMBORGHINI 400 GT Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 0838. Red/black door fit off, grillework discolored, equipped with fitted luggage, green paint doesn't help sales appeal. Restored 10 years ago. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Last seen at Brooks Amelia Island sale where it was passed at $90,000. Now it no-sales for 55 grand. How many auctions must it be hauled to before the consignor realizes that a six-figure customer for this car exists only in his mind? #300-1963 PORSCHE 356C Coupe. S/N 215390. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 15,440 1 Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! fo leather. LHD. Odo: 11,956 miles. Straight body with good door fit and very good interior. Door handle plating poor. Good-looking, well-presented car ready to drive and enjoy. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $42,000. One of 244 built by Touring. Top bid about $5K above low end of SCM Price Guide. Car was worth more in the neighborhood of $50K. #305-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 "Daytona Spider." Body by Straman/ "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn miles. Very good repaint with excellent door fit and clean interior. Hood fit a bit off. Brightwork sharp. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. First of the C series, so four-wheel Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available www.classic car Loom (WE BUY CARS) bob@classicscars.com ABARTH SPYDER TALBOT LAGO T26 CAN-AM SBARRO BARCHETTA LANCIA 037 LAMBORGHINI  (DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS)  OSCA 273 S ABARTH OT HISTORIC RACE JUNE 2001

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SCM AUCTION EPORT: BROOKS USA, HERSHEY Pininfarina. S/N 13933. Black/tan leather. Black fabric top. LHD. Odo: 60,053 miles. Excellent body, door fit, interior. Straman conversion work very tidy and professional. Bodywork restored during conversion, according to catalog. Reasonably fresh drivetrain. Sharp car in all respects. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $115,000. High bid was good money for a coupe. Was it also enough for a conversion? Maybe worth a bit more but not high estimate. JAPANESE CARS #314-1967 TOYOTA 2000GT Coupe. SN MF10-10140. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 45,821 miles. Very clean, well restored, excellent door fit, lovely paint, fine original interior, sharp as a Ginsu knife all around. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $151,000. One of only 337 built between 1967 and 1970. "Japanese exotic" may sound like an oxymoron but it applies here. DOHC six, 150 bhp, styling a blend of E Jag/ Corvette with Oriental accent. Very heavy money for a model with a thin market. AMERICAN CARS #320-1923 CHANDLER 45 HP 7-Passenger Sedan. SN 172286. Dark blue. LHD. Odo: 2,639 miles. Very good older restoration still shows well. Very good door fit. Incorrect chrome plating. No obvious problems. Looks like it was designed with a T-square. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $12,075. Fair enough price, but what do you do with it besides haul it to shows? These early to mid-'20s cars have never hit the big numbers and likely never will. Owner was wise to accept the high offer. #301-1924 FORD T Touring Car. S/N 7366061. Black/black leatherette. Black fabric top. LHD. Older amateur restoration still shows Odo: 67,527 miles. Headlamp shells need replating; top fit a bit off; no sidemount covers. Not a "disappearing top" car. Older restoration still looks good but has lost first prize-winning edge. Began life as LeBaron sweep panel pha- 36  Beige/tan/tan leather. Tan fabric top. LHD. Odo: 76,311 miles. Hood fit is off; paint chips here and there. Paint generally not show quality any more and color scheme not the most flattering. Still a decent older restoration but needs upgrade for major prizes. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLDAT $190,000. These cars are rarer than J Duesies but have never broken out of the $250 grand barrier mainly due to excellent but unglamorous flathead straight eight engines. Should have brought $20-30K more. Sports Car Market bubbling on several areas of body, very good *nterior, boattail contained rumble seat. Oddly attractive car complete with original eagle radiator mascot. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. It's not a full Classic, it's not an antique, it's a mid-priced late '20s closed car and the market demand has never been inspiring. Estimates totally bizarre, high bid about right. And the audience had dwindled to about 10 people with this last car. #319-1929 DUESENBERG J Convertible Roadster. Body by Murphy. SN 2168.Eng.# J-147. Black/tan leather. Tan fabric top. LHD. miles. 59AB flathead power with Offy heads, modified headers, manifold, cam. Excellent workmanship and terrific 1950s color scheme. But was it a period rod? Catalog description somewhat weasel-worded as to its actual age and authenticity. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. All it needed was a pair of blue suede shoes and some fuzzy dice to complete the nostalgic aura. Period or not, it sure had the look and was ready for the next cruise-in in your neighborhood. Actual value? Hard to figure. #311-1932 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL CL Sport Phaeton. Body by LeBaron. S/N CL 1002. in early '90s. Not street legal. Powered by '53 Merc flathead. Very good workmanship on a clean car built up from Model T, A and early V8 components. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,950. Cheaper than building one from scratch and this car has a solid racing provenance. #325A-1928 PEERLESS 80 Boattail Coupe. S/N 8802703. Cream/black/fawn cloth. LHD. Odo: 1,498 miles. Poor door fit, paint cloth. LHD. Odo: 44,758 miles. Car looked like it had just come from long storage, although Brooks catalog sheet stated that car had been "recently restored." Very good door fit, fair plating, needed a good tidy-up and detailing. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,000. One of the stodgier-looking Pierces; the high bid was generous enough. #307-1932 FORD V8 Roadster. SN N/A. Pink/white/white leather. top. LHD. Odo: 125 well. Few small dents in body and fenders. Use as-is for touring events. Fair tires. A typical Tin Lizzie not without its charm. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $8,500. A chance to own "the car of the century" and a prime piece ofrolling Americana. Model Ts used to be the backbone of the hobby. Now they're almost an anachronism fit only for back road driving at 30 mph. #306-1927 FORD Dirt Track Roadster. S/ N N/A. 8-cyl. 276ci. Blue/white/red vinyl. LHD. Good-looking "rodster" restored • • • • • • • • eton, body swapped in early '30s. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $530,500. Ex-Imperial Palace car on short wheelbase chassis. Handsome J-Berg that brought #1 money for a #2 car #314A-1931 PIERCE-ARROW CP Coupe. S/N 2505094. Maroon/black/gray

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Mil I " I I I SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS USA HERSHEY #318-1934 PACKARD TWELVE Convertible. Body by Dietrich. SN 72941. Ivory/tan Tan fabric top. LHD. Odo: 78,887 miles. Incorrect accessory running lights, headlamps out of adjustment, dent in horn, few paint drips on body, top boot soiled. In nice, useful touring condition but needs refreshing if national prizes are the next owner's goal. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. The Twelve in this sale provides an interesting market measure versus the eight, as this car fetched about half of its big brother with four more cylinders. High bid was correct for the current market. leather. Black fabric top. LHD. Odo: 6,667 miles. Excellent interior, woodwork, door and hood fit. Correct trunk, but it made car look clunky in back. CCCA National first prize winner. New paint and trim. Engine recently done by West Coast Packard specialist Charles Last. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $185,000. An open Twelve Dietrich is about as good as it gets for Packard collectors. This one had a Coachcraft badge on the seatframe but its meaning (upholstery work? early restoration?) has been lost to history. High bid right on the money. #323-1934 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT Convertible. SN 752896. Sand/light tan leather. #309-1942 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Coupe. SN 26H5767. Dark blue/maroon leather. LHD. Odo: 2,004 miles. Rubber splash guard LHD. Odo: 34,308 miles. 1992 CCCA National First winner; then Premier Senior winner. Great credentials on an older restoration that still looked ready to win more national prizes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $41,400. Whoever thought ten years ago that these roly-poly postwar Packards would be cracking the $40 grand mark but if any one of them is worth it, this is the car. #308A - 1953 NASH HEALEY Roadster. - Body by Pinin Farina. SN N/A. Red/tan leather. lifting from left rear fender, otherwise car presents very well and is ready for show and concours competition. Has trouble-prone threespeed "Liquimatic" transmission. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $36,000. One of only 200 Conti coupes produced before shutdown for WW Lovely car, but Liquimatic tranny a disaster; they were so bad that Lincoln recalled and retrofitted most of them with manual boxes. High bid seemed like enough. #322A-1947 PACKARD CUSTOM SUPER 8 Sedan. SN 2122-8387. Blue/blue cloth. LHD. Odo: 39,648 miles. Fresh restoration, seat had some slight damage to leather, good door fit, paint spidered and had dust under finish everywhere you looked. A touring rather GRAND PRIX "t&Th 1969 Chevron B15 Formula B 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA 1600 1964 Alfa Romeo GTZI 1971 Chevron B19 2.0 Spyder 1976 Chevron B35 Formula 2 1969 Cosworth FVC engine 1948 Volpini 1100 Sport 1976 Hew/and FGA gearbox 1960 Lotus Elite Series 2 1962 Lotus 23 Sportsracer 1964 Lotus 26R Racing Elan 1972 March 722 Formula 2 7456 La Jolla Blvd • La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 459-3500 • FAX (858) 459-3512 www.grandprixclassics.com December, 2000  1958 AC Bristol Roadster 1976 March 761 Formula 1 1978 McLaren M26 Formula I 1964 Porsche 2.0 904 Engine 1969 Porsche 908 K Coupe 1969 Porsche 908.02 Spyder We specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports cars and racing cars. We have been in business for 20 years and maintain an inventory of 15-20 classic automobiles. Come visit us in La Jolla. 37

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SOTHEBY'S MOTORCYCLES CHICAGO than show restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,450. One of about 500 examples built in roadster and coupe form. High bid was one of the surprises of the sale. #317-1954 KAISER DARRIN roadster. S/N 161001127. Mint green/mint green leather. SOTHEBY'S Sotheby's Motorcycles and Bicycles Chicago, IL September 16, 2000 Auctioneer: Hugh Hildeslay Number of motorcycle lots: 99 Number of motorcycle lots sold: 69 Sale rate: 69% Sale total: $2,215,600 High: Lot #183, 1915 Harley-Davidson F-11 sold at $110,000 White vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 19,799 miles. Fiberglass body was exceptionally straight. Electric doors in operating order. Excellent appearance except for dent in rear bumper, poor chrome on tail lamp surround. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Only 435 built. A sports car like a two-seat T-Bird is a sports car; better on boulevards than road courses. Sliding doors a great talking point with crowds. Nothing quite like it has ever been designed but uniqueness can't make up for "orphan" status. #312A-1969 INTERMECCANICA ITALIA V8 coupe. S/N 40075. Silver/black Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 20% of first $15,000, 15% of next $85,000 and 10% above $100,000 Report by Bill Neill Market opinions in italics by Tom Young .1 ., his was the second motorcycle auction Sotheby's has held in Chicago. Last fall's event brought in about $1 million; this year that figure was over $2 million, ofwhich $506,800 was for bicycles, posters, and paraphernalia. The crowd was large and bidding spirited, exceeding Sotheby's expectations. leather/cloth. LHD. Odo: 10,863 miles. Excellent repaint, fair tires, recent service, new Holley carb on Ford 302 V8. Sharp and scarce. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. It may be an orphan and a hybrid but it's a darn sight cheaper than a Ford V-8 powered AC (AKA Cobra), has sophisticated style and the coupe is rare even among Italias. Should have brought $10K more. DON'T MISS A MOMENT! Get the Complete Insider's Guide. Old Harleys, Crockers, and Indians brought the most money. "We went into this sale knowing that traditional American classic bikes would be the strong point," said Larry Sirolli, Sotheby's motorcycle specialist. The highestpriced single sale was an unrestored 1915 Harley twin that brought over $100,000. Sirolli explained that there is no scarcity of Harleys from the teens for sale, but most have been restored. Just as with the collector car market, "There is a premium to be paid on unrestored, original condition bikes," said Sirolli. While most motorcycles in this sale went to traditional cycle enthusiasts and collectors, a few were bought to be displayed as works of art, in homes and corporate offices. "Our hope is that they will be appreciated as works of art that will have aesthetic appeal to collectors of traditional antiques and furniture," Sirolli said. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, Alabama, took home the Harley XR-750 racer (Lot 217) raced by Renzo Pasolini, for $69,750. While no longer a player in the collector car market, Sotheby's has carved out a niche for itself in the motorcycle arena, and expects this event to become an annual one. Below are the bikes I thought would be of interest to SCM readers.—B.N. ENGLISH MOTORCYCLES Call our 24-hour subscription hotline 1-800-289-2819 and get started today! 38  #197-1969 VELOCETTE THRUXTON. S/N RS43940. Eng.# VMT828. 1-cyl. 500cc. Black. Odo: 16,000 miles. Fresh restoration. Amal Concentric 38-mm carb fitted for easier starting and idling. Rear shocks lacked top spring cover. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,800. With larger valves and a high-compression piston, the Thruxton was faster than the Velocette Venom. Only 197 were built in 1969. Last year, $10,000 bid wasn't enough for this same bike, and this year $16,800 did the job. #209-1973 NORTON COMMANDO. S/N 317207. 2-cyl. 850cc. Red. 5-speed. ..•.•.•.•.• • • •  Brand new, still in box. Cardboard sides removed for viewing. Never assembled. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $12,000. Where else can you find a new, never-ridden Commando? A concoursquality restored example would bring about $7-8,000. ITALIAN MOTORCYCLES #168-1974 MV AGUSTA 750S. S/N MV4C752140431. 4-cyl. 750cc. Red, white, blue/red frame. Odo: 14,000 miles. 5-speed. Good mechanical order. Some small stone chips on both sides of frame near footpegs. Otherwise cosmetically excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,250. These exotic, gear-driven, ohc four-cylinder bikes are to motorcycles what Ferrari is to automobiles. Price was reasonable especially considering that the optional factory fairing is included. BELGIAN MOTORCYCLES #129-1910 FN FOUR. S/N 37820. 4-cyl. 493cc. White/black frame. Two speeds, shaft drive, Bosch magneto. Nice restoration, not over-restored. Previous owner claimed to Sports Car Marke

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SOTHEBY'S MOTORCYCLES CHICAGO have ridden it occasionally. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $69,750. FN stands for Fabrique Nationale. A rare early four-cylinder machine, the design ofwhich was later licensed to Pierce in the US. This example sold to a foreign collector at full price. AMERICAN MOTORCYCLES #183-1915 HARLEY-DAVIDSON F-11. S/N 11418K. 2-cyl. 61 ci. Gray. Received restoration brought a top price. Would have been worth more with original frame. #179-1937 CROCKER V-TWIN. S/N 376125. 2-cyl. 61 ci. Red. Springer front end. tremendous attention at auction. All origina paint and decals. Patina could not be duplicated Complete with Prestolite lights and horn, threespeed transmission. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $110,000. An 85-year-old Harley in original unrestored condition is extremely rare, and the price paid reflected its desirability. #139-1916 HARLEY-DAVIDSON BOARD TRACK Racer. S/N L10075K. 2-cyl. 61 ci. Gray. Full restoration with modern Chadwell replica of Harley's Keystone frame. Engine work by Michael Lange. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,500. Very few examples remain from the dangerous board-track races ofthe teens, when these bikes did 100 mph. Beautiful period-correct One of about 50 built. Many alloy castings. Fully restored and running, with blueing of exhaust pipes. Engine work by Michael Lange. Some wire terminals crimped instead of soldered. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $81,250. One oftwo 1937 Crockers that sold for identical prices to a European collector These high-performance California-built bikes could leave Harleys and Indians in the dust when they were new Worth more than those brands then and now #137-1941 INDIAN FOUR AND SPORT SCOUT. 2-cyl. Red, white. Pair of 1941 Indians, skirted Four (DDA654B) and skirted Sport Scout (ECA1507). The Four received 100 points in AMCA (Antique Motorcycle Club of America) judging, Scout got 98.5 points. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $115,750. How much are those last two points of concours judging worth? These bikes brought about 30% more than similar bikes at last year sale, an indication that the market continues to gain strength. Both were very fine restorations. #187-1948 INDIAN CHIEF. S/N CDH3100B. 2-cyl. 74 ci. Red. Restored to a When POSIES, Inc. needs to ship their ExtremelinerTM they choose Intercity. You can too. Enclosed transporters • Insurance coverage • Liftgate loading protects your vehicle • Door-to-door service QUALCOMM satellite tracking system • Delivery anywhere in the continental United States, Canada & Mexico Please Call for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 • FAX 413-436-9422 • www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 Barrett Jackson, Bloomington Gold, The Peterson Automobile Museum and Corvette Mike December, 2000  39

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he sensation of our third annual Gstaad sale dedicated exclusively to the Maranello marque, we are proud to offer the 1963 Le Mans 24 Hours GT Class winning Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta. Other entries include: 1952 Ferrari 625 Grand Prix Single Seater 1956 Ferrari 857 Sport 1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II 1962 Ferrari 250GT Lusso 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Aluminium 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 1971 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider 1986 Ferrari F1/86 Grand Prix Single Seater 1991 Ferrari F40 Held in the famous Palace Hotel, a landmark in the glamorous winter wonderland of Gstaad in the Swiss Alps, this promises to be the sale of the Millennium. For further information or to order an auction catalogue please contact Simon Kidston or Max Girardo in Geneva at +41 22 300 3160. Europe Brooks Europe SA 10 Rue Blavignac 1227 Carouge-Geneva Switzerland T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 UK Brooks Auctioneers Ltd 81 Westside London 5W4 9AY United Kingdom T:+44 (0) 20 7228 8000 F:+44 (0) 20 7585 0830 USA Brooks Auctioneers Inc 500 Sutter Street Union Square, San Francisco California 94102 T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 Australia Brooks Goodman Pty Ltd 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2028 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 SPECIALIST AUCTIONEERS & VALUERS Europe ws.,,,w.brooksauctioneers.com

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AUTO SALON NY •••••••• high standard by well-known Indian experts, Bollenbach Engineering in Dundee, Illinois. Useable and attractive. Padded rear seat added to luggage rack. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $26,625. One of the best buys at the auction. A few small modifications to return it to stock condition could make it worth another $10,000. Chiefs aren't particularly rare, but properly and correctly restored ones are. #217-1972 HARLEY-DAVIDSON XRTT Racer. S/N 1C1X00H2. 2-cyl. 750cc. Red, ing an event in NYC are extraordinary, and last year event-founder Dennis Nicotra struggled to find first-rate cars at reasonable reserves. But this year, with the event acquired by RM as part of their "rule-the-earth" strategy, you could feel the electricity in the air as the auction began. The sales results tell the story: last year, twenty-four lots sold (44%) for a total of $3.75M. This year, thirty-four lots sold (61%) for $6.5M. The selection of cars was clearly appropriate for the Manhattan audience, with a tilt towards heavy American iron. The GT350 and other American muscle offered had a leavening effect, offering something for collectors with a variety of tastes and pocketbooks. Mercedes expert Scott Featherman and white, black. Alloy V-twin, Mikuni carbs, Fontana front brake. Ridden by late Renzo Pasolini in 1972, owned by journalist and racer Alan Cathcart since 1978. Appeared freshly restored. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $69,750. Thundering power, tuned by Harley's Dick O'Brien and Bill Werner. This road racer is worth much more than the dirt-track version. Harley rarely lets one of these machines get out of its hands, and the connection to Pasolini adds to its value. Well bought. SCM's own Ferrari iconoclast Michael Sheehan examined the cars for you; Sheehan was impressed by the number of bidders who had come great distances (from Argentina, for example) to bid on one car, bought it at fullmarket, and went home satisfied. Having the auction at the Waldorf on the same weekend as the Louis Vuitton Classic was a master stroke of scheduling. Taking a break from my role as a concours judge for the four special Chrysler awards, Petersen Museum Director Ken Gross and I strolled the ten minutes crosstown it took to get from Rockefeller Center to the auction. CLASSIC CARS RM Auctions The NY Auto Salon & Auction „.0,010 New York, NY September 23, 2000 Auctioneers: Peter Bainbridge Number of automotive lots: 56 Number of automotive lots sold: 34 Sale rate: 61% Sale total: $6,490,000 High: Lot #239, 1953 Ferrari 250MM Scuderia, sold at $1,100,000 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10% Report by Scott Featherman and Michael Sheehan Market opinions in italics by Keith Martin and Scott Featherman It's not easy to grow an auction. Over the past fifteen years of auction attending, we've watched auctions founded with the best of intentions flounder and die. World Classic in Danville is gone, neither Rick Cole, World Classic, Daniel Kruse or RM could make Newport a financial success and Bob LeFlufy's Autoclassic Auctions in Vancouver, B.C. are now only a memory. When the first auction at the Waldorf was held last year, we wondered if this would be a one-time flash. The costs associated with hav- 42  We saw numerous Vuitton entrants in the audience—RM's strategy to have big-ticket items to attract the high-end players from the concours was clearly a good one. Nicotra had a winning idea, but needed the marketing and consignment muscle of RM to make the event work. Viewing time was limited this year; RM CEO David Gooding has stated that next year they will make sure the cars can be loaded in at least twenty-four hours earlier, to give bidders a better chance to examine them. If there were gold medals given out for car-jockeying, surely the RM staff would deserve it for the machinations involved in getting fifty-six collector cars moved from the Manhattan streets to the Grand Ballrom of the Waldorf Astoria.—KM BELGIAN CARS - W■ #245-1928 MINERVA AF Transformable Town Car. Body by Hibbard and Darrin. S/N 56579. 6-cyl. Blue gray/gray cloth. Dark gray nized as the finest Belgian automobile ever built. The "transformable" top allows a convertible, enclosed or landaulet layout and look. Sleevevalve engines kill mosquitoes even when perfect. Cheap, really. ENGLISH CARS #237-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I HENLEY Roadster. Body by Brewster & Co. S/N S303LR. 6-cyl. 7668cc. 120 hp. Ivory/ tan leather. Ivory canvas top. LHD. 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Painted wires. Excellently preserved 20-year-old restoration. Paint, chrome, leather do not show much aging. This chassis seems to have a well- documented history of modifications, ownership and maintenance. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $275,000. The Phantom I was introduced in 1925 and was the direct descendent of the Silver Ghost. One of two known with this body. Again, a thin market for these huge old cars. We'll see it again at another auction, I'm sure, looking for $300K. #219-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II TORPEDO Drop Head Coupe. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N 47GN. 6-cyl. 7668cc. vinyl/rubber top. LHD. Odo: 2,848 miles. 4speed manual. Bucket seats. Painted wires. Full highest-standard restoration in mid-'80s by noted expert Eric Lavine. Outstanding condition throughout. First in Class and Best of Show in 1987 Pebble Beach Concours (Second in Class in '99). Interior furnished with beautiful mahogany wood. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $231,000. The Minerva model here is recog- 120 hp. Red, black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 3,333 miles. 4-speed manual. Bench seat. Chrome wires. Nice older restoration with minor paint chips, grazing. Right door latch broken. Interior, chrome and level of detail of a decent standard. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $159,500. Fair sale price, middle of the SCM Price Guide although final bid was only 50% of $300K low estimate. Less of a "great buy" than an accurate indicator of the market, which is a tough one for PHs. #257-1931 BENTLEY 8-LITER DOTTRIDGE Roadster. S/N YX5125. RHD. Odo: 408 kms. Great older restoration with some minor paint chips and scratches. A few minor flaws bring it down to a 1-. Well-documented car. Cond: I-. NOT SOLD AT $638,000. The last 8-liter chassis built out of 100. Never bodied until 1947 by Dottridge Brothers in London, England for a Royal Navy Captain. Just below high side of the SCM Price Guide. Questions about provenance kept the bidders wary #236-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL Drop Head Coupe. SiN 32M5. 6-cyl. 7668cc. 120 hp. Wedgwood Sports Car Market

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blue/leather. Blue soft top. RHD. Odo: 164,160 miles. 4-speed manual. Bench seat. Factory steel wheels. Nice recent exterior restoration. Paint, fit, chrome and level of detail very respectable. Interior not as strong but decent. Good provenance and elegant appearance. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $154,000. The PII followed the successful PI, with noted improvements in the engine, clutch and gearbox. It was the first Rolls-Royce model to use a synchromesh gearbox. There were only 281 Continental models out ofa total of 1,681 PIls. Market price. #220-1933 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 Shooting Brake. S/N GBA 56. 6-cyl. 3966cc. 70 hp. Dark green/dark tan leather. RHD. 4-speed manual. SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AUTO SALON NY #216-1948 JAGUAR MARK IV Drop Head Coupe. S/N 637010. 6-cyl. 3485cc. 125 hp. strong price, yet it would be hard to restore to this level for sale price alone. #232-1956 BENTLEY Si CONTINENTAL Coupe. SN BCF29LAF. 6-cyl. 4887cc. 178 hp. Oxford blue, diamond blue/blue leather. Bench seat. Painted wires. Older restoration showing some wear. Decent paint, panel fit and chrome. Wood condition is fair. Leather, carpets and dash still presentable. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $42,900. Almost 4,000 were manufactured, making this one of Rolls' best-selling models. Bid too low for a car in this condition, although the 70-horsepower engine will always make this car tedious to drive. Especially when you get the back loaded up with your junk. JNTAG 407-0,,cpsts Established 1979 Smoke silver, bronze/beige leather. Brown canvas top. LHD. Odo: 39,264 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Painted wires. Frame-off restoration reported in 1995. Paint excellent, marred only by small scratch on hood. Interior, chrome, chassis and level of detail all first rate. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $52,800. This is the only LHD built out of 376 total. Pre-war look that is classic English styling. Bought just on the high side of the SCM Price Guide, but $30K below the low estimate. Lot of car for the money, but unlikely to appreciate. Just drive and enjoy. #258-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster. SN 671615. Silver green metallic/green leather. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 31,487 miles. Floor-shift 4-speed. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Very high standard recent restoration. Excellent paint, panel fit and chrome. Interior excellent throughout. Full documentation and photographs of restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $87,000. The first post-war sports car that grabbed the American market for its style and speed. It got the "120" name for its top speed of 120 mph. This particular 120 sold for a very A rare opportunity to purchase today's most desirable cars! PRIVATE COLLECTION SALE Shown by appointment only. Call Ken Dougherty. LHD. Odo: 3,380 miles. Column-shift automatic. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Complete older restoration. Excellent paint with a few very minor blemishes, panels straight and fit well. Chrome, leather, wood and detailing done to high standard. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. As a LHD, this is believed to be one of only 4 remaining of 7 originally delivered to North America. Same owner for the past 22 years. With sale price just below the high side ofthe SCM Price Guide, this car was bought right. #255-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II Drop Head Coupe. S/N STB88. RHD. Odo: 7,399 miles. Reported recent restoration. Good paint, panel fit, chrome. Interior leather very good. Dirty engine compartment not a plus. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $99,000. Sold right for condition level, just at the lower end of SCM Price Guide for this model. Being a right- 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77074 713-541-2281 Fax 713-541-2286 yintagemotorcars@ey1.net ' '1 4  1971 Maserati Indy: Red/black leather, 4.2L 5-speed, factory A/C, excellent cond. $25,000. 1965 Maserati„Mistral: Red/black.. leather, 3.7L,  5-speed, new paint, interior & chrome. $35,000.  1963 Maserati Sebring: Black/red leather, 5-speed  NC, completely restored 1996. $35,000.  - 969 Maserati Ghibli cut Spyder: Black/red leathe black cloth top, 4.7L, 5-speed, P/S, A/C. $59,000 1963 Maserati Vignale Spyder: Black/black leather black cloth top, 5-speed, disc brakes. 1 of 248. $75,000 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS Coupe: Red/black leather,  5-speed, power steering, restored in 1996. $42,000.  1969 Maserati Mexico: MaroorVblac,k leather, 4.2L, auto,  one owner. factoty sunroof, A/C, powersteeting. $28,000.  1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC: Red/tan leather/black cloth top, 4-speed, rest. in 1995, excellent. $55,000. iCAR I ni nr )(Vic() rnlino• rntetAintri 1111./ror l leather, very rare automatic, recent resto. $33,000. December, 2000  961 Ferrari 250 GTE: Silver Gray/light tan leather,  superb rest. in '97, show winner. $50,000.  1969 Ferrari 365 2+2: Black leather, 5 - factory NC, new leather, excellent cond. $45,000.  speed,  1934JaguarSSI Tourer Yellowidarkgreenleatherback, 2.5L, chrome wires, rare open 4 seater. $70,000. 43

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AUTO SALON NY hooker makes it a tough sell in the US, but SCII dropheads will always have a following due to their imposing presence. #211-1962 BENTLEY S2 CONTINENTAL Drop Head Coupe. Body by Park Ward. SN BC45LCZ. 8-cyl. 6320cc. 200 hp. Black/ tan leather. Canvas top. LHD. Odo: 720,030 zines. Documented history with photos. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $649,000. The 135 MS sports roadster is considered to be one of the most prominent open road cars of '30s society, an era when elegant luxury and style was backed up with quality and performance. A grand car that brought a fair-market price. #227-1939 DELAGE D6 Drop Head Coupe. Body by Figoni and Falaschi. S/N 003022. 6-cyl. 2798cc. 120 hp. Black/red .....%%%•••••• $132,000. Stodgy design (by Delahaye standards) depresses this car 's value. Even though brilliantly restored, when you get to the $ 125150K range, collectors want some visual appeal to go with the performance. Just having a Delahaye badge on the nose isn 't enough. #250-1948 DELAHAYE 135 Sport Coupe. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N 800977. 6-cyl. 3557cc. 140 hp. Beige/beige leather. miles. Column shift automatic. Bucket seats. - Factory steel wheels. Nice paint and interior but tight door gaps, minor paint chips and a dimple in the trunk bring a #2 rating. Reported to have been restored five years ago to "show" condition. Hydraulic front brakes and mechanical rear brakes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. One of 61 388 Bentley S2 Continentals built between '59 and '62 with LHD. Fair price for condition. Handsome cars, and the last of the real Bentleys until the new VW-funded models appear Will always have a following. #203-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 Road- ster. SN BN4L036615. 6-cyl. 2639cc. 117 hp. White/red leather. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: leather. Tan canvas top. RHD. Odo: 10,367 kms. 4-speed Cotal gearbox. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Reported complete exterior and interior restoration in mid-'90s. Paint and interior leather still good. Interior wood needs work. Exterior door handle came off in my hand. Chrome fair. Needs decent cosmetic attention to make this car stand out. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. The only D6 Delage/ Figoni and Falaschi coachbuilt example known to exist. Displayed on the Delage stand at the 1995 Retromobile in Paris. To get the $260K the owner wants, needs a good $5K detail. #225-1947 DELAHAYE 178 Cabriolet. SN 820034. 6-cyl. 4453cc. 140 hp. Black/beige leather. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 22 kms. RHD. Odo: 63,503 kms. 4-speed Cotal gearbox. Bucket seats. Chrome wires. Older restoration starting to show its age, paint is cracking, poor door fit and right door coming apart. Interior leather good, chrome is fair. Going to need a thorough going over to make this car right. Complete documentation including build sheet. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Project cars are tough, especially in a sophisticated arena where bidders all know what it can cost to put a car right. If the body has deteriorated this much, what does it say about the mechanicals? #208-1961 FACEL VEGA HK500 Coupe 2+2. SN HKW-9. 8-cyl. 6.3L V8. 360 hp. Red/white 2,787 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Chrome wires. Recent restoration, however, only fair panel fit, and paint has some rubthrough and fisheye. High level of detailing to engine compartment and chassis. Chrome, interior, wires very decent. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,300. Won New Hope Concours. Even the unloved 100-6s with their anemic engines are being swept up in the slowly, but continually rising, Healey tide. If this car had been perfect, could have brought $30,000. Fair price paid in today's market. FRENCH CARS #240-1938 DELAHAYE 135MS SPORT Roadster. Body by deVillars. SN 60123. Eng.# 60123. 6-cyl. Blue/tan leather. Blue canvas top. 4-speed Cotal gearbox. Bucket seats. Chrome wires. Recent, high-standard restoration. Nearly flawless, minor paint chips. Paint, chrome, interior and level of detail are excellent. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $198,000. This year Best of Show winner at Meadow Brook Hall Concours. A very elegant automobile with performance to match, bought at a very fair price. Delahayes are favorites of sophisticated collectors who have moved beyond the "red horsie car" stage. #244-1947 DELAHAYE 135MM Drop Head Coupe. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N 800538. 6-cyl. 4500cc. 140 hp. Medium blue vinyl, red piping. LHD. Odo: 40,000 miles. Automatic. Bucket seats. Chrome wires. Very nice paint, interior, chrome and wire wheels. Passenger door fit poor, almost spoils entire presentation of car. Well detailed. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,600. Tubular frame, Chrysler DeSoto Hemi V8, Chrysler 2-speed PowerFlite automatic. Thin marketfor Facels now that Francois Castaing has finally got one for himself Facels are an interesting, but not so important, sidebar to Chrysler history Fair bid GERMAN CARS #242-1929 MERCEDES-BENZ 460 NURBURG Convertible Sedan. Body by Papler. S/N 53110. 8-cyl. 4624cc. 80 hp. Burgundy, dark red/burgundy leather. Burgundy RHD. 4-speed Cotal gearbox. Bench seat Chrome wires. Extensive, high-standard restoration in 1982 by French specialist Andre Lecoq and recently repainted. Still in excellent condition throughout. 1989 Best of Show at Bagatelle and featured in several books and maga- 44  metallic/tan leather. Tan canvas top. RI-ID. Odo: 84,694 miles. 4-speed Cotal gearbox. Bench seat. Chrome wires. Older restoration. Paint and interior well preserved. Overall level of detailing very good. Features three-position convertible top. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT canvas top. RHD. Odo: 1,750 kms. 4-speed manual. Bench seat. Artillery wheels. Late '80s Sports Car Marke

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IUUUUUUUU SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AUTO SALON NY meticulous high-standard restoration from dilapidated state. First-rate condition throughout. Pebble Beach and Meadow Brook first in class winner in 1993. Three-position convertible sedan with division window and jump seats. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $264,000. E Porsche designed 8-cylinder. Rare non-Sindelfingen coachwork by Papler in Cologne. Only a few dozen of the 460 Nurburgs still exist. Nicely done, but ultimately a bit clunky looking. Has already done the show circuit, now what? That depresses the value. #207-1955 PORSCHE 356 Sunroof Coupe. SN 54119. 4-cyl. 1582cc. 70 hp. Burgundy/beige vinyl. LHD. Odo: 116 miles. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Older repaint, good condition overall, bubbles in right front fender, most chrome good but rough edges on front bumper. Panel fit off on driver's door. Interior good but wood is chipped in spots. Top has a small tear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $198,000. The 300 set the standard of excellence in the luxury market. Only 53 Roadsters were produced from the total of 560 300S series cars. Top 3005c roadsters can bring $300,000-for this nice but not brilliant car, price was fair 4-speed. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Good paint overall with a surprising amount of orange peel and some dust showing (dirty spray gun?). Panel fit and interior fair, chrome could be better. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,400. Pre-A 356 with one of only a few to have a factory sunroof Updated carbs but original manifold and carbs included with purchase. Strong price for decent car considering the many minor flaws and inattention to details. Pre-A and A 356s continue to go up. #238-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Coupe. S/N 198-040-5500399. Eng.# 198-9805500429. 6-cyl. 2966cc. 215 hp. Midnight blue/ gray leather. LHD. Odo: 40,270 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Knock-offs. Five-year-old top-quality ground-up restoration. Paint, panel side lines and gaps, chrome and leather appear correct and very well done. Has Rudge wheels, 3.25 axle ratio gear set, fitted luggage. Fully documented history, original mileage. Superb. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $265,000. 1,400 were built during '54-'57. $300K is the benchmark for superb 300SLs. Now, will the new owner continue to concours this car, or turn it loose on the road? #223-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC Roadster. SN 65000136. 6-cyl. 2996cc. 175 hp. Medium red/dark beige leather. Tan canvas top. LHD. Odo: 41,267 miles. 4-speed. black. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 55,049 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Claimed to be original but appears to have some non-factory paint work. Overspray in spots, pinholes in paint and some rock chips. Light surface rust in door jambs. Interior original and fair overall, weak engine compartment detailing. Chrome fair. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $187,000. Would make a decent driver. Just serviced by 300SL experts Paul Russell and Company. Hardtop, Nardi wheel, Becker Mexico radio options. One of 269 (out of 1,858 roadsters) with disc brakes. Bid was really enough-lots of 300SLs to choose from. #210-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE Coupe. S/N 11102112081319. 6-cyl. 2195cc. 134 hp. Wine red/caramel leather. LHD. Odo: orange/black. 5-speed manual. It's hard to put an accurate condition report on a race car with just a visual inspection. However, this car appears to be in very good condition and seems to have an accurate record of its race provenance and mechanical rebuild history. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $737,000. This particular 908 is ex-works, driven by V Elford, R. Attwood, finished 2nd at Brands Hatch and 3rd at the Nurburgring. Competed 5 times at Le Mans. 904/906/908/910s have all gone up dramatically in the past year. Bid was on the low side for provenance. ITALIAN CARS #239-1953 FERRARI 250MM Berlinetta. Body by Pininfarina. SN 0256MM. 12-cyl. 2953cc. 240 hp. Red/tan leather. LHD. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Painted wires. Its third #251-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 7500096. 6-cyl. Black/black leather. LHD. Odo: 16,665 miles. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Unrestored car. Paint and interior are past "nice" patina. Leather is, at best, in fair condition. If mechanicals are okay it would just make a presentable driver. Just drive it. Nardi steering wheel, stainless steel exhaust. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $123,200. This was a very fair price for a decent enough car. Now, can the new owner resist the temptation to create his own personal financial sinkhole aka restoration, or can he just enjoy the car as classic, stylish transportation? #226-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 198-042-10-0030. Eng.# 198980-10-0030. 6-cyl. 2996cc. 240 hp. White/ This very unusual, original and low-mileage car sold at auction for $46,750 just two years ago with 876 miles. This handsome coupe was bought right and should provide the new owner an excellent, solid and reliable performer. Where will you find another? #202-1967 MERCEDES-BENZ 2305L Roadster. S/N 019462. 6-cyl. 2300cc. 150 hp. Gray beige/caviar. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 31,097 miles. Column-shift automatic. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Looks and feels original. Excellent panel fit. Hood fit is offjust a bit but probably was only removed once for servicing the tight engine compartment. Paint and trim very good, factory A/C, hard top. Soft top original and like new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,600. Appears to be correct mileage and all original car. New owner got a very nice driver for the right money. #230-1969 PORSCHE 908 Sports Racing. S/N 908-02-01. 8-cyl. 2L. 350 hp. White, red/ 2,292 miles. Automatic. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. Appears to be actual mileage. Paint, panel fit, chrome, leather and burled wood original and in very good condition overall. 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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AUTO SALON NY thorough restoration was completed 11 years ago by Bob Smith. This car is still magnificent. Unusually unblemished for a race car-the only non-original major component is the rear axle replacing the one that failed in the '53 MM run. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,100,000. Driven by Bracco/Rolfo in the '53MM (dnfi, then by Castellotti and Cornacchia. Known history A serious car that brought serious money. '50s and '60s competition Ferraris are becoming the "Old Masters" equivalent of the collector car world. #241-1953 FERRARI 166 Spyder. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 0308M. Eng.# 0168ED. 12- cyl. 2715cc. 180 hp. Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 29,765 kms. 5-speed manual. Bucket seats. Chrome wires. Complete restoration in '88 by Continental Classic Motors. Excellent paint, panel fit, leather and level of detailing-certainly better than the original standards. Built with Vignale body, factory refitted with Scaglietti spyder after accident. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $770,000. With possible factory engine swap and number changes (0050M), unclear race entries, the specific provenance of this car has concerns. A historic Ferrari model, but with a little more proof of provenance required to bring top dollar. #22 8-1 967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta. S/N 10525. Eng.# 10525. 12-cyl. 3286cc. 300 hp. Red/blue. LHD. Odo: 82,226 another" Daytona with claimed low miles. Seller reports recent Ferrari agency comprehensive servicing, including new distributor and spark plug wires and balanced Webers. A perfect car will bring $ 150K, but not this one. #256-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. Body by Scaglietti (PF design). S/N 16947. 12-cyl. 4380cc. 352 hp. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 53,983 miles. 5-speed manual. Bucket seats. Chrome wires. Repainted in 1998. Engine rebuilt by Fiorano Motosports in Toronto. Paint and panel fit good except bottom of passenger door. Interior good but leather getting hard. Chrome and Borrani wires good. Placed first at Elkhart Lake Ferrari Nationals in '91. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $99,000. Nice enough example to be a #2, and was at the right bid for a low end of the SCM Price Guide for a #2. Another example of a less-than-great Daytona not getting anyone excited. Having two in one auction is a bit much, as well. #229-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS Spyder. Body by Scaglietti (PF design). S/N 7746. 6cyl. 2418cc. 195 hp. Fly yellow/black leather. specification car, luxury tax paid, Tubi exhaust and converters ($15K), original supplied, both tops, papers, tools, books, keys. Cond: I. SOLD AT $687,500. Fl technology V12 engine/gearbox/differential layout -first time as load-bearing structure in road car. Cytec carbon aerospace carbon fiber chassis. 349 built, MSRP $475,000, 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. The badboy Ferrari for dot-com'ers. Market price. AMERICAN CARS #248-1914 COLE 40 4-door Touring Sedan. S/N 161158. 4-cyl. 300 ci. 40 hp. Ivory/ red leather. Tan canvas top. LHD. 3- speed manual. Bench seat. Artillery wheels. Older restoration that is presentable driver. Paint looks fair, no visible rust or damage, just chips and scratches. Panel fit okay. Interior looks well used but not untidy. Rims in good shape. Reported new clutch but starter may need attention. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $49,500. Cole manufactured cars between 1909 and 1925. By 1919 they had production up to 6,225 cars, second only to Cadillac. Fortunes changed and by 1925 they were gone forever This particular car successfully completed 4 transcontinental tours. Cheap enough. #221-1927 ESSEX BOATTAIL SPEEDABOUT Coupe. S/N 587601. 6-cyl. 145 ci. Sierra sand, black/black leather. ' - • 014■..... ILm.. miles. 5-speed manual. Bucket seats. Chrome wires. Restored by Rob Shanahan in late '80s. Still in excellent condition throughout. Ex-Dick Irish, special options including special highlift cams, carb jets, advanced timing and white exhaust headers. Superb overall. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $385,000. $350-400K is the real money for superb 4-cams these days. The last "gentleman 's racer" from Ferrari, good, nostories examples like this one will always have buyers waiting, and bring top dollar. #214-1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 15443. 12-cyl. 4380cc. 352 hp. Red/tan, black. LHD. Odo: 3,460 miles. 5-speed manual. Bucket seats. Factory mags. Older repaint, fair overall but paint lines around trim and some areas starting to craze. Close to original recent leather seat recovering and new carpets. No "mouse fur" on dash. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $94,600. Overall condition made this 'just 46  ,=_... Black roof panel top. LHD. Odo: 26,399 miles. 5-speed manual. Bucket seats. Factory mags. Recent high-standard restoration. Better condition than when it left the factory. Ownership history well known, numerous awards, featured on ESPN. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $99,000. A decade ago, Rick Cole sold a Dino Spyder for $250K (later repo 'ed by the financing bank, no surprise). Brilliant Spyders are now $100,000 cars, and we'll probably see one sell at $150K next August in Monterey. Style is everything. #234-1997 FERRARI F50 Barchetta. S/N 2FFTG46A8S01033. 12-cyl. 286ci. 520 hp. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 800 miles. 6-speed Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: 47,225 miles. 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Artillery wheels. Older restoration starting to come apart. Paint cracking heavily on both doors. Reasonable panel fit and fair chrome. Interior condition good. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,300. AACA National 1st prize in 1985. With the cost ofre-restoring this car at least $30-40K, and a declining market, this car should just be driven and enjoyed. Chances are it will never be restored again. #212-1929 PACKARD 640 CUSTOM EIGHT RUNABOUT 2-door Convertible. S/N 178379. 8-cyl. 385 ci. 105 hp. Dark red, red, black trim/red leather. Tan canvas top. LHD. manual. Bucket seats. 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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS AUTO SALON NY Odo: 45,689 miles. Manual 3-speed. Bench seat. Artillery wheels. Recent major restoration, however paint lines, weak chassis detail and only adequate presentation (where's that container of Meguiar's?) attention make this a #2 instead of a 1. Has 1930 model-year carburetor. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $85,800. Although the roadster body was the least expensive of the Packard Sixth series cars, they have become the most sought after since they are the epitome of open motoring of that era. A thin market, and this was all the money. #224-1929 STUTZ MODEL M SUPERCHARGED Coupe. Body by Lancefield. S/N 31312. 8-cyl. Black/burgundy leather. LHD. Odo: 66,935 miles. 4-speed manual. Painted had been refined to accept custom coachwork Bid was not unreasonable; this is not a highlyactive segment of the market no matter what Martin Swig says. #218-1930 CADILLAC SERIES 353 Road- ster. S/N 505192. Eng.# 505192. 8-cyl. 353 ci. 95 hp. Red/beige leather. Beige canvas top. LHD. European coachbuilders. Extremely attractive. A cheap way to have a classy car-but you won't get back to Pebble with it. #204-1939 CADILLAC V16 Convertible Coupe. S/N 5290118. 16-cyl. 431 ci. 185 hp. Black/red leather. Black canvas top. LHD. Odo: wires. Excellent and complete restoration to the highest standard with focus on usability and function. Shows some wear with road use but could easily be detailed back to a concours winner. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $316,800. One of only 24 supercharged cars made by Stutz and believed to be one of only two complete cars of its type that still exist. This year Pebble Beach Best in Class winner and the Briggs Cunningham award for most exciting car Great car, fair price. #243-1929 DUESENBERG MODEL J Convertible. Body by Murphy Co. S/N 2165. Eng.# J-142. 8-cyl. 420 ci. 265 hp. Kelly Odo: 3,840 miles. 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Painted wires. Excellent recent nut and bolt restoration. Excellent panel fit. Interior, chrome, overall level of detail first rate. Can't reasonably fault. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $65,000. This car is a replica of the aesthetically pleasing Fleetwood style coachwork, considered to be one of the finest designs of the classic era. Sold just above low estimate, but realistically. #246-1930 AUBURN 8-95 Convertible. Body by Limousine Body Co. S/N GR27820. 8-cyl. 247 ci. 100 hp. Pea green, black/brown 256 miles. 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Factory steel wheels. A nice older "body off' restoration with good paint, chrome and interior. Very straight panels and good fit. Some edge paint lines, pitting on minor chrome and a hole in the muffler you could put your hand through spoils what was once a #1 car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $102,300. Most sought after of the nine styles of the elegant Cadillac 39-90 chassis. 135 degree V16 engine allowed aerodynamic styling and very smooth power For $100K, the seller couldn't fit a new muffler? Bid was low, but not insulting. #201-1941 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Convertible. S/N H118350. 12-cyl. 292 ci. 130 hp. Black/burgundy leather. Tan canvas top. LHD. Odo: 46,697 miles. 3-speed manual. green/tan leather. Tan canvas top. LHD. Odo: 10,066 miles. 3-speed manual. Bucket seats. Chrome wires. '70s restoration with '74 CCCA National 1st place. Interior and paint upgrade in 1980 with AACA National 1st place. Still in wonderful condition throughout. Numbers matching original. Documented history. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $645,500. The Model J Duesenberg is regarded as an outstanding example of design and engineering of the classic era and the most expensive car in America at the time at $20K. Special-bodied Duesies still bring top dollar Market price, and should go up. #247-1929 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL L80 Roadster. Body by Locke. S/N EP495C. 6-cyl. 309 ci. 110 hp. Black, yellow/black leather. Tan canvas top. LHD. Odo: 3,393 miles. 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Painted wires. Older, complete restoration of high standard. Has won both AACA and CCCA first prizes years ago. Still in very good condition overall. Would take a full restoration, though, to bring a Pebble Beach win. Drive it and enjoy it. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $77,000. By 1929 the Imperial chassis December, 2000 vinyl. Dark brown canvas top. LHD. Odo: 21,487 miles. 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Painted wires. Previous AACA and CCCA National 1st prize winner. Older paint is still in decent shape, unacceptable panel fit and chrome starting to pit and peel. Strong history of ownership, maintenance and original mileage. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $66,000. From 1928 to 1931 the Auburn body style remained totally unchanged. There was a strong demand for these cars for their style and performance at a value price. This auction had so many first-rate cars that poorer quality cars like this suffered. #222-1931 PACKARD 840 Town Car. Body by Kellner. S/N 188497. 8-cyl. 385 ci. 120 hp. Black/beige leather. LHD. Odo: 53,341 miles. 4-speed manual. Bench seat. Factory steel wheels. Excellent older paint, panel fit and interior, has aged very well for 10-year old restoration. Still has lots of eyeball appeal. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $137,500. 1990 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance first in class winner. This is a one-of-akind 840 custom chassis by Kellner, Bench seat. Factory steel wheels. Excellent older paint, good panel fit. Well-done interior, very nice soft top. Excellent underhood detail. Some screws missing on door panels, new carpets not glued properly. Minor inattention to detail. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,300. Just 400 produced in 1941. Recently completed the Forza Mille V12 rally. One of 8 automotive designs chosen by the Museum of Modern Art. While unlikely to skyrocket in value, a thoroughly useable classic car for not much money. Top dollar, but deserved. #217-1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 Convertible Coupe. S/N 8353088. 8-cyl. 346 ci. 150 hp. Ocean blue/blue. Tan canvas top. LHD. Odo: 260 miles. 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Factory steel wheels. Good older paint with some buff through the clear coat on the rear deck. Good panel fit, nice chrome, interior well done. Very good underhood detail. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $82,500. Once part of the Len Immke collection from Ohio and earned its senior 47

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN • • • • • • • • • • • • CCCA badge. Desirablefactory options including a grille guard, fog lights, factory radio, fender skirts and reverse lights. Fully priced, despite the $100K high estimate. #215-1947 FORD SUPER DELUXE SPORTSMAN Convertible. S/N 4330807. 8-cyl. 239 ci. 100 hp. Midnight blue/ restoration. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $57,200. Excellent car, as it should befor the reported $184K restoration plus the cost of the car (Question: If you had spent 4X market restoring a car, would you brag about it? Sort of like bragging about buying priceline.com at its peak.) #235-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Con- burgundy leather. Tan canvas top. LHD. Odo 60,522 miles. 3-speed manual. Factory stee wheels. Excellent frame-off restoration. Paint, panel fit, chrome interior and overall level of detailing is of high standard. Original maple and mahogany wood panels very well done. Factory options include a radio and heater. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $104,500. The most expensive and impressive Ford model of its era. Very few were made between '46 and '48, only 28 were built the last year of production as steel bodies were easily produced and simpler to maintain. A good buy. #213-1954 CADILLAC ELDORADO Con- vertible. SN 546271272. 8-cyl. 331 ci. 230 hp White/red leather. White canvas top. LHD. Odo: vertible. S/N VC57T174804. 8-cyl. 283 ci. 220 hp. Matador red/red, gray vinyl. LHD. Odo: 12,052 miles. 3-speed automatic. Bench seat. Factory steel wheels. Extensive frame-off and mechanical restoration to very high standard. Long list of options including: power top, steering, brakes. Twin mirrors, dual exhaust, fender skirts, Continental kit, Wonderbar radio with dual antennas. Outstanding example. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $68,200. You 'd think someone condition, maybe the dust coating gives it that "tired" look. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $352,000. This is one of 5 street-legal Ford GTs produced. Seems to have documented history of ownership and mileage. Reported to have recent engine, transaxle rebuild, new Dunlop racing tires and respray Hope it runs better than it looks. Enough bid. Ifteft,„0..„ Kruse International Fall Auburn 2000 Auburn, IN would take all the current GM execs to an auction, and let them watch the excitement in the crowd when a Bel Air like this crosses the block. Brilliant car, an icon. And today's GM icon is an Aztek? Pass. This car was a bargain. #205-1965 SHELBY MUSTANG GT350 Fastback. S/N SFM5S226. 8-cyl. 289 ci. 306 hp. White, blue stripes/black. LHD. Odo: August 30-September 5, 2000 uctioneers: Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse, Brent Earlywine, Rod Egan, Stewart Kruse Number of automotive lots: 1,560 Number of automotive lots sold: 869 Sale rate: 56% Sale total: $17,823,201 High: Lot #1043, 1930 Model J Le Baron 4-door convertible, sold at $612,150 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5% Report by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics 90,491 miles. 3-speed automatic. Bench seat. Chrome wires. Recent ground-up restoration, paint, panel fit, chrome and leather all to high standard. A very large car—RM probably could have sold tickets to watch it being brought up the elevators and jockeyed into the selling area. Cond: I. NOT SOLD AT $60,500. Not enough to take home this very well done Eldorado with the rare Continental kit. One of 2,150 Eldorados built in 1954. '53 Eldos bring the big money For a '54 this was afair bid. Maybe they shouldjust leave it in the ballroom until next year #209-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Road- ster. SN D7FH183509. 8-cyl. 312 ci. 198 hp. Red/white, red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 1,476 miles. 3-speed automatic. Bucket seats. Factory steel wheels. 1,475 miles since complete restoration. Excellent paint, panel fit, chrome and interior. Soft top, removable porthole hard top. Power steering and brakes. Single four-barrel carb. Steel wheels with hubcaps. Reported $184,000 48  62,524 miles. Floor-shift 4-speed. Bucket seats. Factory mags. Recent complete restoration to very high standard, all numbers matching and documented through the Shelby Registry. Special aluminum intakes and Tri-Y headers, Borg-Warner T-10 with 9" Detroit "NoSpin" differential. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $66,000. Recently scored second-place in the Shelby national concours. Bought by a savvy SCM subscriber who recognized this might have been the bargain of the sale. A near-perfect car; a desirable model and a rising market. $75K wouldn't have surprised. #233-1968 FORD GT40 MKIII Coupe. S/N GT40/M3/1105. 8-cyl. 289 ci. Ice blue/ black. LHD. Odo: 13,062 miles. 5-speed manual. Chrome wires. Great initial eyeball but closer inspection shows an overall "soft" car, including: cracking paint, weak panel fit, overspray on moldings. Interior appears in fair T he annual Labor Day weekend Kruse Auction is now thirty years old. Starting as a small fund-raising event in conjunction with the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival, it has grown from a local get-together held in and around a high school to a destination event, drawing thousands from around the country, and now held at the purpose-built Kruse Auction park. Thirty years have seen many changes in the collector car field, and also in the auction business. Kruse is now owned by Internet auction giant eBay, and the many changes the new owners are anxious to make are starting to take effect. The eBay public relations staff seems genuinely interested in making the act of buying, selling or attending this auction a more pleasant experience. Two invitation-only parties took place over the weekend at the Duesenberg Building on site. (Guests were culled from a list of persons who purchased a car at Auburn in the past few years, as well as the friends and business associates of the auction.) One event was held by Kruse's sponsor Hagerty Insurance. 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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN Auburn has a tradition of offering cars in all price ranges and stretching the limits of what is a collector vehicle. While a high-dollar, fully restored 1930s Packard is being hammered down on one ring, the second ring (yes, there are two auctions going back to back) is as likely as not to have a 1960s four door Ford Falcon with 235,000 miles selling for Just a few hundred dollars. As the market continues to be strong for collector vehicles, the impressive results for Auburn Fall 2000 include a sales rate of 56% and a total dollar volume of $17,823,201. With offerings ranging from full classics to scary beaters and Speed Racer's Mach 5 as well there is truly something for everyone at Auburn.—D.K CZECHOSLOVAKIAN CARS' #1068-1927 PKORA & SPOL Open Racer. S/N 001. Eng.# 001. Red/black leather. RHD. . _,1 - '‘.  . 41  -----....-- made for a fun, albeit weird juxtaposition of party attendees walking around the auction site with giant sombreros while others were left to wonder what they were missing. Odo: 60,155 miles. Jaeger and Smithsgauges. Exhaust cut-out, electric and crank start. Continental 8 cylinder. Rough cast wire wheels. No top. Owned 11 years, brought in from England, 3-speed, Marchal headlights. "Feathers in our cap" hood ornament. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $84,800. Without a doubt the best Czechoslovakian car at the sale. Handsome and well proportioned Buy it to be different, to show tribal pride, or just for fun, but don't even think about it as an investment. Value? Sounds like all the money to me. ENGLISH CARS  i.--- ,..._,. ,--,_ ,  ii Odo: 1,341 miles. Cracked and peeling paint, applied with a brush. A total lack of panel fit. Bar stool vinyl interior loose and tearing, pitted chrome, rubber in gaskets rock hard Household carpets coming unglued. 1952 Texas license plates. Not a pretty sight. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $1,272. The Minor convertibles, - _ #225-1952 MORRIS MINOR 2-Door Coupe. S/N 146685. Cream/tan vinyl. LHD. _ .. pickups, panel vans and woodies never get this cheap, but the sedans often do. Well worth the sale price for parts, possibly a plaorm for a resto-rod. 427 rat motor, anyone? #1490-1953 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER DAWN 4-door Sedan. S/N LSMF50. Bur- — 11,-,  - i  V. C tof -  - , ' -_-;---  — gundy, gold/saddle tan. LHD. Odo:  33,735 miles. Stored for years since bought at Auburn 5+ years ago. Now a home for mice. Bad smells, chips, dings. Owner's representative says needs new exhaust, not running. Leather hard, most chrome good. Sunroof, automatic. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $19,695. Ex Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker A cheaper restoration than you might think will put this Roller back on the road More storage related problems than outright abuse. Worth the bid. Looking for a Tammy Faye tears/mascara/ bumpkin comment here? WAY too easy #734-1955 TRIUMPH TR2 Roadster. S/N TS 4898. Red/tan leather. Black vinyl top. RHD. Odo: 57,087 miles. Full side curtains, chrome wires, full tool kit. Appealing ''4,  IN. .._  _ Your Best Way to Lease the Best • Custom-Tailored Leases • From 24 to 60 Months • Equity Transfers • Early-Termination Rebates • Business & Individual • Coast-to-Coast Service • Dealer Inquiries Welcome • Lease to Own • Barrett-Jackson's Sole Authorized Leasing Agent PUTNAM FINE AUTOMOBILE LEASING NEW/PRE-OWNED/EXOTIC/COLLECTIBLES SINCE 1983 Greenwich, CT  800.278.0071  Please Visit Putnam Leasing.com  Scottsdale, AZ 888.995.5800

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN •• • • • • • • • paint is far from perfect but very good, with no dings or divots. Excellent chrome, Wilton carpets. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,440. Owned by an SCM subscriber, the sale price was just about double the Price Guide's value—which probably needs adjusting. Right price for this market. About 8,636 TR2s were built, as serial numbers started with TS 1 and ran through TS 8636. #1462-1956 BENTLEY Si 4-door Sedan. S/N B37DE. Multicolor/ black and tan leather. radio, overdrive. Aftermarket wood shifter knob. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,264. Just about right in the price department. This cute twotone won't win any national events, but with a little bit of money and time, it will be ready for any local show in the country. #739-1960 JAGUAR XK 150 Roadster. S/N F17242. Olde English white/red leather. the final series of the MGA, and prices have been trending up this summer. Could have brought $20,000 without raising any eyebrows. #4189-1962 MGA 1600 MK II Roadster. S/N 102383. Black/red leather. Black vinyl • • • • • • • • RHD. Odo: 20,131 miles. The worst RollsBentley seen in years. A true trashmobile with weird paint bubbling and cracking over Bondo. Smelly split leather. Lifeless wood. Front seat black, rear tan. Held together by paint, rust and Bondo. Automatic. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $47,500. Painted to look "similar to" the John Lennon car which it was not. Ye oldefright porker #1111 - 1959 AC BRISTOL 2-door Con- vertible. SN BEX 1020. Red/red leather. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 5,416 miles. 4-speed, Black cloth top. LHD. Odo: 76,479 miles. 3.8 liter, 1 of 31 built in 1960, 4-speed. Painted wires with light rust, Firestone blacicwalls, misaligned chrome spear on hood, missing turn signal jewel. Cracked, touched-up and overbuffed paint. Good leather and carpets, excellent dash. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $39,220. With poor panel fit and a weak front bumper, this very late 150 has the early XKE-style 3.8-liter motor A solid buy, and one well worth restoring. #3605-1961 TRIUMPH HERALD Convertible. S/N Y14858LC. Cream yellow/black top. LHD. Odo: 94,471 miles. Cracked steering wheel, older vinyl top, plexi side curtains crazing. Dented teeth in grille. Very good paint and panel fit, missing luggage rack (holes present), 'A-pound of wax in each crevice. Older restoration with lots of use. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,706. The Mark II was a oneyear-only model, replaced by the MGB in 1963. (Note different grille with all teeth placed back except center bar.) 8,719 total built. Correct price, easy to make into a #2 car #1089-1963 ROLLS-ROYCE SC III Convertible. S/N LSDW167. White/red leather. White Everflex top. LHD. Odo: 19,369 miles. chrome wires, chips on doors, poor panel fit. Both chrome overriders bent. Spare wheel with no tire, weak carpets, 3 carbs, Bristol twincam 6-cylinder. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,465. The buy of the auction. Easily worth twice the high bid in this shape. Weighing in at just 1,685 pounds, these cars could go fast with a microwave turntable motor Kick the first person who wants you to drop a V8 in it. #3280-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-SIX Convertible. S/N BN4L075420. Black, silver/ black vinyl/white piping. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 75,962 lcms. Very good paint with a few divots, cheesy A-H crest on grille, very good chrome. Good vinyl seats, incorrect closedloop carpets, painted wires with Mastercraft Metric radials. Wood steering wheel, AM 50 vinyl/white piping. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 85,383 miles. Sold new in Chicago, IL, for $2,334, including freight. Rusty everywhere but not rotted through in floor pans. Wasted dash and door panels, good top, seats and carpet. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,120. Now that you own it, what do you do? Too nice to throw away, too expensive to restore. Weld up the rust holes and take the car on trips to get ice cream (nearby) in the summertime. Cheap, but no bargain. #3297-1962 MGA 1600 MK II 2-door Convertible. S/N GHNL2105979. Red/tan vinyl. Tan cloth top. LHD. Odo: 3,540 miles. Wood wheel, trunk rack, disc wheels, full side curtains, good chrome, paint, panel fit. Recently rebuilt motor. Runs well, no smoke on start-up. Claimed $38,000 in receipts for restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,900. A little bit of a bargain on the block. This is Fresh from 1999 restoration. Purchased new in '63 by Armand Hammer. Over $70,000 in restoration receipts. Poor driver's door fit resulted in paint chips at door sills. Good wood recently redone. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $368,350. With standard steel Silver Cloud III prices going nowhere fast, it was refreshing to see this kind of big money for the very rare and oftenfaked convertible. No excuse for door-fit problems at this price level. #380-1964 SHELBY 289 COBRA Con- vertible. SN CSX 2120. Vineyard green/saddle tan leather. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 764 miles. 4-speed, wooden steering wheel, excellent paint, chrome, interior trim. Offset chrome wire wheels, Pirelli P 5 tires, "unusual" (madeup?) data plate, incorrect fan. A looker. Said to have been restored sometime prior to 1990. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. Very , handsome colors. Reported as reskinned dur- Sports Car Market

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•11%111VVIIVIII•m• SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN ish car show. A great restoration that now shows plenty of age wear, this Landy has been at every Kruse event in Auburn for the past few years. Maybe the owner just likes the spectacle. #3716-1971 JAGUAR )(IKE Roadster. S/N 2R13994. Red/black leather. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 83,831 miles. Pirelli P5 tires on ing restoration in the late 1980s. Once used as a mobile billboard for a restaurant. A long way from a no-excuses car. $120,000 seemed generous enough to let this one change hands. #3251-1965 LAND ROVER 4-Cylinder 5door Wagon. SN 27401376A. Cream/gray vinyl. LHD. Odo: 187 miles. Dual rear jump ILL .4 iima......- ......,;.. .. a  --,...zpii.,  ' — Black soft top. LHD. Odo: 71,792 miles. Two tops, automatic, mag wheels, clean underhood, twin Stromberg carbs. Aftermarket ignition. Body and paint good, minor dings, some rust on hard top. Good wood, cracked dashboard. A 10-footer. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,088. More answers to unasked questions. The Stag was an upscale, larger sports car that was trouble from the start. Decent color but car worth not one dime more than the hammer price. #252-1975 MG MIDGET Convertible. S/N GAN6UF156667G. Cream yellow/black. chrome wire wheels. Panel fit varies, but not hateful overall. Orange peel paint, chrome has scratches and light pitting. Altogether, a used car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,970. After Monterey 2000, the price bid seemed very reasonable. Some color sanding, a little re-fitting of the doors and trunk and some chrome work will turn this car into a #2. #3701-1973 TRIUMPH STAG 2-door Targa. S/N LE20927UBW. Light blue/black vinyl. seats. Very fresh "leather cloth" interior. Jaeger gauges, spare to hood and rear door. 4-cylinder gas 2.25-liter motor. Capstan PTO winch. Very good paint and gaskets, galvanized parts starting to show age since restoration. Michelin tires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. People's Choice Award, 1994 Des Plaines, Illinois, Brit- Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 46,384 miles. Paint cracked and chipped. Painted wire wheels, overspray on all gaskets, poor panel fit, bad paint-work prep, hood bent, cracked back-up light, interior good. Chrome trunk rack, headlight stone guards, Avenger GT radials. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $5,830. #I money for a #4 car A cheapo "restoration" just waiting to fall apart with any kind ofuse. Think of the auction cost as just an entry point into a spiral of wallet-draining bills. Does Moss Motors have a Platinum card? 1970 Enclosed _Auto Transport Since 1970 • Liftgate loading 2000 Classic and Speck Cars safe y de ivered anywhere in le USA3 • Door to door service  • Insurance included  1-800-325-4267 www.PassportTransport.com December, 2000  51 • Special event services fax: 314-878-7295

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN #624-1989 BENTLEY EIGHT 4-door Se- dan. S/N SCBZE0185KCX263. White/red leather. LHD. Odo: 57,509 miles. Later model the money to be found. DB7s aren't exactly DB4s, 5s, or 6s. Yet. FRENCH CARS #1108-1930 DELAGE D 8 Convertible. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N 3603235. chrome wheels, Cooper Weather Master SIT tires. Stress crack by grille, stone chips repainted, full over-carpeting, Alpine CD changer in trunk. Some cracks in leather. Driver's side mirror sealed in place by silicone. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,700. Turbo-look grille and badges. Very strong money for an Eight —did bidder get fooled by Turbo badges? All the money for a nice 1989 Eight, but this one was a few notches away from nice. #755-1992 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE 2door Coupe. S/N SCFCAM255 NBL50. Red/ tan leather/black piping. Red top. LHD. Odo: 19,776 miles. All tools, service manuals. Avon Turbo Speed radials, Blaupunkt stereo/CD. Panel fit good. Some corrosion at bottom of door posts. Excellent paint. Clean under hood, but not crisp. Excellent wood. Very light wear to very good leather. 5-speed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $51,500. About 1/3 too low to let this one go. A '92 Virage this nice is a $75,000 car at retail, and possibly more in the right colors and with a full service history The owner, an SCM subscriber, was correct in putting this one back in his garage. #711-1997 ASTON MARTIN DB7 Convertible. S/N SCFAA4126VK2013. Black/ cream, black piping. Black cloth top. LHD. Odo: 16,673 miles. Automatic, excellent wood, leather and paint. Your basic used exotic car, three years old, with reasonable, but not light, miles. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $90,000. Could have been sold without regret. With the miles and a touch of wear, this is just about all Cream/red leather. Tan cloth top. LHD. Odo: 16,460 miles. 8-cylinder, 4-speed, bathroom carpets, Marchal lights. True barn-find condition, needs everything. Painted wires, Dunlop Fort 90 tires. Peeling paint, weak chrome. Started over a dozen times before going over the block. Some blue smoke, but runs well. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $73,140. Just seen a month later at Hershey with a wash job and a $110,000 price tag. Seller was the daughter of the long-time owner who left it in his estate. A good value for buyer and seller. #233-1968 CITROEN DS 21 4-door Sedan. S/N HC6844854984. White/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 25,542 miles. Rust on trunk lid, paint cracked and worn. Split vinyl on seats, springs showing through. Air conditioned. Door As the only collector-car insurer licensed in all 50 states, Grundy is with you wherever you are and wherever you go. Grundy's complete coverage is tailored to meet your needs and always includes agreed value, unlimited mileage for touring and pleasure driving, no model year limitations and the highest liability limits. Only Grundy provides collector-car coverage so complete, it's even geographical. 400 Horsham Road • P.O. Box 1957 • Horsham, PA 19044 www.grundy.com 52  Worldwide Collector Car Insurance 1-800-338-4005 Sports Car Market

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%1INVEVEVEM SCM AUCTION REPORT:KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN panels and dash warped and cracking. Chipped glass, missing taillights, puddle of fluid under left front wheel. Un porc de fright. Cond: 5. NOT SOLD AT $3,600. A running parts car. Keep the A/C unit and throw the rest away, or wait 5 more years until the tin worm melts the remains into the ground. Too far from either coast to be an artificial reef GERMAN CARS #4465-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 Convertible Coupe. Body by Sindelfingen. S/N 18701208606152. Cream/saddle leather. Tan cloth top. LHD. Odo: 63,180 miles. Cracked miles since $50,000 restoration. Becker Europa AM/FM. Very nice repaint, excellent interior. Straight panels, with good fit. Dunlop SP 40 tires. Excellent chrome. Photo album showing complete restoration. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. With fully restored 190SLs pushing $45,000 to $50,000, the seller was protecting his own best interests in keeping the car. This was a nice 190SL, something not often seen at auction. #716-1960 PORSCHE 356 SUPER 90 2door Convertible. Body by Drauz. S/N 87432. ENE= paint, some chipping. Original AM/SW Telefunken radio. Mostly poor chrome, missing turn signal lens. Suffers from years of poor storage. Manual transmission, fog lights. Noreserve. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $18,550. This is a car that can be brought back to life. Most of the damage that has been done is on the surface, and a cosmetic restoration carefully done could leave plenty of room for profit. Well bought. #693-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Convertible. S/N 7501362. Red/black cloth. Black cloth top. LHD. Odo: 673 miles. 600 Red/black. Black cloth top. LHD. Odo: 80,793 miles. Wood steering wheel, chrome wheels, chip on driver's door glass, good panel fit, some orange peel, paint chips with touch-ups. Small tear on front of top. Full chrome wheels with "moon" caps. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $38,690. Just the right amount of money for this car; both buyer and seller should go away happy. The S90s are picking up a little in value, and it's certainly more fun to own a 356 than to spend your time watching your Internet stock tank. #1100-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Convertible. S/N 198041000841 .Eng.# 198481002697. White/red. Tan cloth top. DESIGNS ASTON MARTIN  FERRARI  NC PORSCHE Autosport Designs, has been a mainstay in the automotive field for over a decade. Well known for our professional and courteous service to the discriminating enthusiast, our facilities includes a large selection of vehicles on display for sale as well as a 6500 sq. ft. workshop and restoration and body shop. From start to finish, all services are provided under one roof. The autosportdesigns.com website is an up to date photo gallery of our current inventory as well as valuable information about our facility. Always feel free to call for our current inventory list and any information regarding our services. CONTACT: Tom Papadopoulos or Barry Wagner 332 SAGAMORE AVENUE • MINEOLA, NY 11501 516-248-0066 • FAX: 516-248-4422 WEBSITE: autosportdesigns.com E-MAIL: sales @ autosportdesigns.com ALWAYS SEEKING QUALITY AUTOMOBILES FOR PURCHASE Sales & Leasing (all years) Restorations•Interior & exterior repairs Chassis dyno (rolling road) Carburetor & Fuel injection tuning Machining & Fabrication Race prep & support. December, 2000  53

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN LHD.Odo: 82,956 miles. Two tops, polished rims, fresh leather, good paint but disappointing details. Underhood clean but not all correct. Decent chrome. A true 5-footer. Becker Mexico radio. Said to be one-owner, not restored but refreshed. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $214,650. A truly "puffed and buffed" job for the auction. The seller (not the original owner) who said he wanted much more would make a great poker player. This was really the price of a #2 or better car Chalk it up to "the magic of Auburn"? #839-1964 PORSCHE 356 SC Coupe. S/N NR217695. Yellow/black leather. LHD. rear lens, paint cracked, crazed, Bondoed rivet holes, warped rubber gaskets, sprung rear window, missing windshield washer nozzle. Cond: 5+. SOLD AT $9,858. Too bad the remake of "Gone in Sixty Seconds" was recently released, as this would have been just the car to put out of its misery on film. Another sad 911, headed to another Porsche mechanic who can send his kids to college on the invoices. #445-1982 PORSCHE 911 TARGA SC 2- door Targa. S/N WI0EAO9SRCS1605. Bronze/brown leather. Black vinyl top. LHD. • • • • • • • • • on knock-off. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $69,960. Plenty of potential bidders put off by owner 's reluctance to open the hood for a closer look at this one. Questions remain as to the heritage of this finned wonder #1095-1961 FERRARI 250 GTE TR REPLICA Barchetta. S/N 4045. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 18 miles. Rebodied in 1970 to a 1959 Testarossa. Six Webers, 5-speed, tubular chassis. Deep-dish Borrani wire wheels. 5-point seat belts. Dunlop racing tires. Plexi windshield and windows. Small shunt near rear taillight and in front of trunk. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $159,000. The 250 GTE has become the universal donor of the Ferrari world. Are many • • • • • • • • Odo: 86,508 miles. "Original unrusted pans," Pirelli P3 tires in good shape. Major rust bubbles on front of hood, doors, trunk. Blaupunld AM radio. Good glass, un-hateful interior, mediocre panel fit. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $15,900. Another cute little bomber you can't afford to restore, so keep driving it and enjoy it. Minor to major problems everywhere you look. Bid was fair enough to seller and the new owner 's repair shop will be overjoyed. #3772-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Convertible. S/N 11304412015554. Silver/ Odo: 106,017 miles. Fog lights, 5-speed, power windows, Blaupunkt AM/FM cassette, wood wheel, A/C. Horrible leather ripped, torn, sewn #1438-1987 PORSCHE "930 TURBO" Convertible. Body by Modified. S/N left with the original body? Price paid is strong, but below replacement costs, and in the range that these handsome fakes change hands. #681-1962 ALFA ROMEO SZ 2-door Coupe. Body by Zagato. S/N AR1012600185. Silver/black vinyl/leather. LHD. Odo: 19,614 oxblood leather. Blacktop. LHD. Odo: 37,389 miles. Automatic, two sets of wheels, no A/C, Panasonic AM/FM CD, two tops. Weak newer paint, pitting chrome, dinged bumper, poor panel fit, weak gaskets. Incorrect steering wheel. A careless restoration, but a useable driver. Pirelli P6 tires. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $27,000. Too many nice 280SLs remain to make the lesser cars attractive, unless offered at a low price. For the amount of money spent on the restoration, a little bit more care would have paid dividends. #4420-1975 PORSCHE 911 2-door Coupe. SN 9115200223. Black/black leather. WPOEB0919H5160. Red/white leather/red piping. White cloth top. LHD. Odo: 11,364 miles. P-Zero tires, Momo steering wheel, Sony AM/FM/cassette/CD, A/C not hooked up. Missing headlight covers, filthy interior. Rear bumper cracked and falling off. More fiberglass panels than two Corvettes. Smoking and runs rough. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. So pre-pubescent you would think the paint pops are mostly just acne. The poster car for new money and bad taste, this example had been stored outside (and possibly with the top down) for a longtime. Very scary. Ein fright schwein. ITALIAN CARS #675-1948 CISITALIAAERODYNAMIC Coupe. S/N 1080295109. Red/burgundy vinyl. LHD. Odo: 107 miles. Cracked wind- miles. Nasty paint, fit and finish. All plexi windows and windshield. Dented and dinged aluminum body. Autodelta-built. Represented as raced in the 1962 Targa Florio. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $46,640. It seems like all the questionable SZs are fleeing Europe and turning up in the US. You can still buy new bodies for SZs from Galbiati. This was the right price for a fake, and cheap by $30K for a real car Was it real or was it Memorex? #678-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 11251. Red/ black leather. LHD. Odo: 12,139 miles. Bonrani LHD. Odo: 24,832 miles. Whale tail, fender flares, Alpine stereo, turbo, A/C, rust, poor panel fit, "USA" sticker on rear flare. Cracked 54  shield, painted wire wheels, full fender skirts, some chips and stress cracks, recent restoration. Good chrome but some brightwork is pitted. MGA wire wheels. LF wheel says RF wire wheels with rust at the centers, air conditioned, power windows. 365 GTC style body with hood louvers and no side vents. Decent leather and wood, excellent paint, no dings or dents. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,900. Body up- Sports Car Market

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN date done by design or crash, you pick, but ofno help to the value ofthis particular example. Great GTCs are now hitting $100,000, but given what these cars cost to make right, this price was fair #759-1967 MASERATI GHIBLI 2-door Coupe. S/N AM115286. Red/black leather. best one before taking the plunge. Available at an auction near you. Soon. AMERICAN CARS #4149-1923 FORD MODEL T Truck. S/N 7213334. Green, black/black vinyl. Black LHD. Odo: 62,839 miles. Good paint and chrome. Decent panel gaps. Missing passenger side mirror. Automatic, air conditioned, PS, PB, PW. Converted to Chevy 350/300. AM/ FM cassette. Very good leather and dash. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. Maserolet or Chevrolati, it still makes no sense. A decent car with one big problem. Bid was plenty. #3204-1982 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 4-door Sedan. S/N ZAMBC110BCA3021. Sable, royal/saddle tan leather. LHD. Odo: 31,117 miles. Automatic, some wear to driver's seat. Wood on top of dash bad, balance of wood good. Pioneer AM/FM cassette. Campagnolo wheels. Door dings up and down both sides, recent repaint is of mediocre quality. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,360. A bargain until the first repair There are plenty of these on the market, so find the LHD. Odo: 397 miles. Chrome pitting, decent paint, cracked windshield, steering column has rust, good-looking at a distance, but don't get too close. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,850. The right price for a Nash-Healey in "driver" condition. A careful freshening up would pay good dividends. Actual overheard conversation: "Too bad it's just a replica—the real ones bring over 25 thousand!" #367-1954 KAISER DARRIN 2-door Convertible. S/N 161001002. Yellow/black vinyl. #349-1953 NASH-HEALEY LE MANS "REPLICA" Roadster. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 1506. White/red vinyl. Red vinyl top. vinyl top. LHD. Recent professional restoration to a standard unknown by Henry Ford. Red wooden wheels, full Railway Express regalia. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $25,440. A cute, full restoration with great graphics makes for a little truck everyone can love. Ready for the Fourth of July parade in a town near you. Market price. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES J.J. BE ST 8,z CO. SPORTS CAR FINANCING 8.99%* 4-12 YEAR TERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • MUSCLE • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965 FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL Fax 1-508-945-6006. Apply at www.jjbest.com *8.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1266.21 monthly. Simple interest, no pre-payment penalty. Rate in ad correct at time going to press, all loans fixed rate. Corporate loans available. DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME. December, 2000  55 Auction Reports continued on page 73.

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GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES! FORZA AMELIA March 11-16, 2001: 2nd annual 5 day/1000 mile grand tour/rally. After showing our cars in the Amelia Island Concours, we'll tour the hilly part of Northern Florida from coast to coast. Overnights at Amelia Island Plantation and other top Florida resorts. Spectacular driving over winding country roads, important car museums and private collections, gracious dining, beautiful gifts and prizes and great new friends! See article in The Star, May/June, 2000. Open to any 1975 or earlier sports/racing/GT car, any Ferrari or any 12-cylinder car of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USI. $3995 per couple, all-inclusive. NEW ENGLAND 1000 May 20-25, 2001: 9th annual 5 day/1000 mile TSD rally plus special race stages. Starts and ends at famous Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, NY. Overnights at modern Sugarloaf Resort, Victorian Bethel Inn and Country Club and Laurance Rockefeller's fabulous Woodstock Inn. Spectacular driving over winding country roads, important museums and private collections, gracious dining, beautiful gifts and prizes and great new friends! See articles in Vintage Motorsport Annual, 1993-2000 editions. Open to any 1975 or earlier sports/racing/GT car. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. $3995 per couple, all-inclusive. 2001 SCHEDULE FORZA AMELIA: March 11-16, 2001 NEW ENGLAND 1000: May 20-25, 2001 FORZA MILE: September 30-October 5, 2001 TEXAS 1000: November 4-9, 2001 o enter or be added to our mailing list call or write : VINTAGE RALLIES, INC. Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069, fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintagerallies.com  Vintage Rally CALENDAR DECEMBER HSR Daytona Histories, 1-3. Daytona International Speedway, Florida. Contact: 888/477-5999 (FL); www.hsrrace.com Vintage Driver's Club of America, 8- 10. Roebling Road. Contact: 888/ 398-RACE; www.roeblingroad.com JANUARY 2001 New Years Day "anti-football" Run, I. All cars over 25 years old. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) 12th Monte-Challenge, 14-19. Finish in Cannes, France. Pre-war, pre-1962, pre1968. Contact: Philip Young, classic. rally@btinternet.com ; www.camet.co.uk FEBRUARY 2001 8th Annual National Rally (Tour), 2- 5. The Model-T Ford Club, Dunedin, New Zealand. Contact: John Gray, 217 Helensburgh Road, Dunedin, NZ; +64 3 476 7773; jbgray@xtra.co.nz . MARCH 2001 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, 9-11. Includes road rally. Contact: 800/ 811-8448 (FL). Forza Amelia 11-16. Pre-1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT car, any Ferrari or any 12-cylinder car of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com 6th Annual Speedster Endurance Run and Lowland Tour, 23-24. Sun Country 56  USAppraisal ) MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline January 1, 2001 Model T Club, Apache Junction (Phoenix), Arizona. Contact: Robert W. Hayne; 602/ 953-3020 (AZ); www.users. uswest.net/-terry loftus/scmtc.htm 6th Annual Missouri Endurance Rally, 24-25. Event is open to any pre-1981 British car. Contact: Robert Rushing or Mike Pentecost slime@stInet.com or tonkaman@peoplepc.com ; 314/9958664 (MO). All British Car Event & Road Rally, 30-April 1. Lake Havasu, Arizona. Contact: Rich Timian, DACbert@aol.com MAY 2001 2001 Mille Miglia, 17-20. Will accept 370 cars built between 1927 and 1957. Contact: 011-39-0304-8093 (ITALY) Monterey NASCAR Challenge, 19-20. Laguna-Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. Contact: 800/327-SECA; www.laguna-seca.com New England 1000, 20-25. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www .v intageral I ies.com Wine Country Classic Historic Races, 19-20. Sonoma, California. Contact: www.searspoint.com ; 800/870-7223 (RACE) for tickets JUNE 2001 MTFCA Regional Tour, 25-29. The Long Beach Model T Club, Catalina Island, California. The tour is limited to the first 50 cars. Contact: Tony Bowker, 619/ 789-3954; tonybowker@aol.com • Our photo, your caption. Be the author of the most accurate, most creative or most provocative response and receive a genuine, highly desirable, sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503/252-5854. e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.com; snailmail: Mystery, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215-1429. Sports Car Market Photo courtesy of Robert W. Kaul

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The Appraiser's Corner Excerpts from Actual Appraisals by Steve Cram 1960 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Lowrider Odometer: 38,823 miles showing (no records) Exterior color: Black acrylic paint with white rear fender inset (not original) and off-white convertible top Interior color: Houndstooth vinyl to seats (not original), harmonizing rugs Equipment: Chevrolet V8 engine (cast number not visible). Chevrolet two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission (could not verify numbers), possibly later than 1960 issue. Correct engine cooling system shroud, generator replaced with newer unit, Autronic Eye (automatic headlight dimmer) by GM; hydraulic power top; aftermarket Kenwood sound system, cruiser/ lowrider style gold/chrome wire wheels. Condition: Using the traditional rating scale for vintage and/ or collector cars of 1 to 5 (1, mint/show/perfect; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough), this altered low-rider/cruiser-look car is in #3 average good condition. Exterior: Decent physical specimen with some body filler here and there (stretch marks underneath indicate past impacts). Repainted in modern acrylic, #3 average, white rear fender insets. Black paint in door jambs, under dash, some in engine compartment (much overspray). All decent #3 condition. Glass lenses #3; rubber grommets/seals #3 or #4; tires very good #2; gold/chrome wire wheels in #2 high condition. Bumpers front and rear have been rechromed some time ago, grille is very good to good. Average condition overall. Top: Very good #2 condition, replacement with rear light and working hydraulic assist. Latches/receivers in #3 good serviceable condition; could use some adjustments (typical), but they work well. Interior: Redone as a cruiser/lowrider with vinyl and houndstooth cloth to seats, dash redone in black, all #3+. Most items are original. Engine compartment: Fairly dean with many original items. Engine and powertrain may be replacement (number system for engine difficult to get to and does not match appraiser's current files and number systems from Chevrolet clubs.) Engine number et al is covered up by alternator/generator; casting block number (which would identify the year) is not available—appears auto transmission flange is covering that number. Cooling fan shroud is correct and vital. Body wiring is good. Cooling system is clean and usable. Undercarriage: Difficult to inspect; there is much rust that has been painted over. Suspension and steering components are decent with replacements. Rear end and rear of auto transmission has usual seep leaks. Exhaust tips indicate engine runs rich. Mechanics: Not tested. Appears to be a decent Chevrolet 283 engine with auto transmission. May need carb replacement. History: Lowriders are altered vehicles like hot rods and prices are variable according to the quality of work or customization. No original documentation available. Appraised value: $12,000 SCM welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisals presented hem may be modified for editorial and privacy purposes. Please send appraisals to "Appraiser's Corner," 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions subject to editing. December, 2000  Mitch Silver Since our firm was founded in 1979, Silver Auctions has had one simple goal: to be the best collector car auction company in the business. We now produce auctions throughout the Western United States and Canada. Our annual Hot August Nights extravaganza in Reno and our January auction in Fountain Hills, Arizona are widely recognized as being among the nation's premier collector car events. Our auctions have earned a reputation as being a fair and honest place to sell or buy a car. We're proud of our track record. When you're making the decision to buy or sell a collector car, we'd like you to think of Silver Auctions first. CALENDAR OF EVENTS Spokane, Washington December 2 100 Cars Silver Auditorium Fountain Hills, Arizona January 12-15, 2001 650 Cars Fort McDowell Casino Puyallup, WA  February 10-11, 2001 200 Cars Western WA Fairgrounds In conjunction with Corvette and high-performance meet. Seattle, Washington  March 17, 2001 100 Cars Seattle Exhibition Center With World of Wheels Car Show Portland, Oregon  Coeur D'Alene, Idaho  March 24, 2001 150 Cars Portland Expo Center June 18, 2001 200 Cars Coeur D'Alene Resort Grounds Jackson Hole, Wyoming June 30 - July 1, 2001 250 Cars Teton Village On the grounds of the Mangy Moose Saloon Reno, Nevada  Sun Valley, Idaho  August 2 - 5, 2001 750 Cars Reno-Sparks Convention Ctr. Hot August Nights September 1 - 2, 2001 250 Cars Elkhorn Resort Fax list of Cars For Sale available one week prior to each auction. Contact Silver Auctions to sponsor an auction in your city. Now looking to expand to the Midwest, South and East Coast. SILVER COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 2020 N MONROE, SPOKANE, WA 99205 wwvv.silverauctions.com 57 rat. COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485

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Book Reviews  Ratings:11-11(1.,* is Best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send both copies to SCM, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Dan Gurney: The Ultimate Racer Author: Karl Ludvigsen Publisher: MBI Publishing, dist. by Classic Motorbooks Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 10" x 10" hardbound. 208 pages. Price: $39.95 Rating: Gurney fanatics ***** Automotive history fans 7fr .11-*A- Gurney was invited to make a personal test at Modena in Italy. Ludvigsen explains in fascinating detail how Gurney had to find his own way to Modena from the Milan airport and then wait two days before being summoned to the Autodromo. A red Ferrari transporter arrived with 2-liter and 3-liter sports cars and a TA-liter Grand Prix car. Three black Fiats also arrived with men wearing dark overcoats, including Enzo himself, to observe as Gurney drove about ten laps in each of the three Ferraris. He did further testing the next day and then returned to the United States without comment from Ferrari regarding future employment. He obviously made a positive impression as he was later invited to drive on the Ferrari sports car team, starting at Sebring. KARL LUDVIGSEN Foreword by Sir Jack Brabham Dan Gurney was the blond-haired, handsome all-American boy. According to Mario Andretti, he could drive anything brilliantly, and he did. His priority was the Indy 500 but he was also a major factor in Formula 1, the Can-Am Series, endurance events and NASCAR. In a sixty-day period in 1967, he was on the front row at Indy and won Formula 1 races at Le Mans and Spa. He won five NASCAR races at Riverside, four of them in a row. He also provided Porsche with its first Grand Prix victory. His AllAmerican Racing Team achieved notable success and in the late '90s was still building Eagles for CART competition. In all, an amazing racing career. The author, Karl Ludvigsen, editor of Car and Driver in the early '60s, was in a position to observe first hand the development of Gurney's career. He takes us back to the early '50s when Gurney was racing hot rods on the salt at Bonneville and drag racing on the streets of Los Angeles. Racing was in his blood and "gainful employment" was not, which can cause a problem when you have a young family to support, as he did. Gurney was having some local success driving a hairy 4.7L Ferrari, but was forced to collect unemployment to make ends meet. His first real break occurred when Luigi Chinetti invited him to drive for his North American Racing Team at Le Mans. Gurney's driving prowess was brought to the attention of Enzo Ferrari and in November of 1958 58  Ludvigsen presents Gurney's driving career with entertaining, intimate knowledge and supports it with hundreds of wonderful historic photographs. It is a difficult book to skim because each section draws you in as you learn more about the man who was Car and Driver magazine's candidate for President in 1964. —Carl Bomstead Road a Track Illustrated Automotive Dictionary Author: John Dinkel Publisher: Bentley Publishers Phone: 800/423-4595 Size: 7" x 91/4" paperback. 253 pages. Price: $19.95 Rating: all readers **** Back in the '70s, Road & Track magazine carried a monthly feature that was an installment version of this book, Road & Track Illustrated Automotive Dictionary. That effort was much smaller in scale and scope, and many things have changed in the world of automobile technology in those intervening years. Even if you're well versed in the black magic of magnetos and kingpin inclination, the rest of the automobile hasn't retained much of the technology of the '60s. Illustrated with a mix of photos and line drawings, this book can bring even the wellseasoned enthusiast up to speed on things like viscous drive differentials and stratified charge while still giving updraft carburetors and drophead coupes their due. This old and new information can make this book a good glossary for the not-so-seasoned enthusiast. GenXers confused by archaic terms like "shooting brake" and "dumb irons" will find these old tech phrases right alongside more familiar new tech terms like "ground effect" and "throttle body." Overall, this is a very inexpensive book that can answer more than a few questions about old and new cars.—Michael Duffey Driving Forces: The Grand Prix Racing World Caught in the Maelstrom of the Third Reich Author: Peter Stevenson Publisher: Bentley Publishers Phone: 800/423-4595 Size: 7'/2" x 91/4" paperback. 285 pages. Price: $24.95 Rating: all readers DRIVING,A, igt. FORCES_ Peter Stevenson It is common today to think of race drivers and their cars as highspeed billboards, advertising a product or service. In the '30s a mustachioed German politician with a bad haircut and a boyish regard for racing heroes saw the advertising value of fast machinery to carry the banner of the Reich. Prior to the Nazis' rise to prominence, the Grand Prix world was pretty much in the hands of Italian teams and drivers. A few years later, the lovely Alfa Romeo and Maserati Grand Prix cars looked like quaint antiques compared to the smooth, aircraft-like silver cars from Germany. Like a novel, Stevenson's book spins a web of intrigue around the two competing teams of Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz. The development lines followed by both teams and even a little spying on the competition keeps the narrative lively while major characters including Carraciola, Varzi, Nuvolari, Seaman, and Rosemeyer win races, play practical jokes and try to stay alive in the era just before the Second World War. Fascinating and hard to put down, Driving Forces brings us up close to the action and puts us both in the minds of the participants and behind the wheel of the cars that were silver because bare alloy was lighter than a painted car. Even if you have little or no knowledge of Grand Prix racing before WW II, this book is a riveting and unforgettable account of those days.—MD.• Sports Car Market .4■

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ClIfffsdrni! I 1978 Corvette Pace Car Replica n the mid-'70s, emissions regulations caused engineers at General Motors and elsewhere to spin their wheels (without horsepower) trying to make old-technology engines burn clean. They did it by robbing vast amounts of performance. To keep selling cars, they had to offer something new to the public. It wasn't ponies, it was styling. In 1978, the Corvette was also the official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500. A sleek twotone version paced the race at Indy for the first time and all 6,502 Chevy dealers were promised one replica. With a list price of $13,653, Pace Car replicas often sold for more than $20,000. (The base 1978 Corvette sport coupe was $9,351 and a total of 40,274 were built in '78.) Some "investors" paid $25,000 for a Pace Car, stored it away and are still dusting it weekly twentytwo years later. 1978 was the 25th anniversary of the Corvette, and all 1978 Corvettes received 25th anniversary badges. The car had a new "fastback" rear window that provided better rear vision and more storage behind the seats. A 350 ci V8 was standard, and the base version produced 185 horsepower. Just 6,502 produced. There are a few specific details to look for when examining a true 1978 Pace Car replica. First, it must have a 9 in the sixth digit from the end of the VIN. All Pace car replicas are numbered from 900001 through 906502. Pace Cars had the following equipment: 1) Goodyear raised white-letter P255/60R15 radial tires on polished alloys with a bright red accent stripe near the rim of the wheel; 2) front and rear spoilers; 3) glass mirrored T-tops; 4) silver leather with matching carpet and door panels, with optional cloth inserts in the leather at no extra charge. Possible problems on the 1978 Corvette Pace The Twenty Year PICTURE Cheap Thrills 1969-74 Alfa Romeo GIV, 1972-74 BMW 2002tii, 1970-74 MGB GT Coupe $10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $0 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991  • 1969-74 Alfa Romeo  GTV 1750-2000 III 1972-74 BMW 2002th (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  1990  1989 1988 0 1970-74 MGB GT Coupe 1987 Alfa Romeo 1986 1985 BMW 1984 1983 MOB 1982 1981 This monthly value guide is provided courtesy of Cars of Particular Interest CPI is the pocket guide most often used by credit unions Additional data compiled from SCM archives.) and hanks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/317-4228, FAX 301/317-8330* December, 2000  59 Pace Cars over the last five years have brought as little as $8,000 for highmileage beaters and as much as $30,000 for a low-miles, four-speed example with the optional 220-horsepower L82 engine. (That was the most powerful Corvette engine offered in 1978.) Don't confuse the Limited Edition Pace Car replica with Corvette's optional twotone Silver Anniversary paint scheme, which came with dual sport mirrors and aluminum wheels for an extra $399. About 15,000 Corvettes were delivered this way in 1978. Car: rear-end components are susceptible to wear and can be costly; engine oil leaks are common; poor paint quality is to be expected. Replacing parts can be cheap or expensive, depending on the availability of NOS items, and whether you're willing to settle for an aftermarket imitation or have to have the real thing. The Pace Car Replica is both collectible and affordable, a rare combination. Among the models from these relatively low-performance years, the Pace Car has shown significant appreciation, and is likely to continue doing so in the future. When you start your Corvette search, be sure to make use of the many books and web sites that are out there to help you. And when you become a Corvette owner, a surprise bonus is the literally hundreds of Corvette activities there are, all over the world, that you can take part in.—Mike Vietro (Corvette Mike). Mr. Vietro has been associated with Corvettes for more than twenty years. 800/327-8388 (CA); www.corvettemike.com .• Year produced  Number produced  Original list price  CPI Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine # (and suffix)  Club  Alternatives  Web site  1978 6,502 $13,653.21 $17-25,000 $350 $20 Driver's side frame rail upper ledge at approximately driver's left hip area Passenger side of engine on extended pad just forward of head attachment to block National Corvette Restores Society 6291 Day Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45252 513/385-8526 www.ncrs.org 1988 Collectors Edition 35th Anniversary Corvette

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The Monthly Divest of Magnificent Motor Cars AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph LETTEM Chassis number: TF6199L n the early 1950s, Jaguar and MG defined the postwar sports car market. The TR2 was Triumph's attempt to share in the spoils ofthat market against competitors like the Austin-Healey 100, a slightly faster car that was aggressively courting performance enthusiasts. There never was a Triumph TR1. The TR2 was developed from the prototype "20 TS" introduced at the Earls Court Motor Show in London in October 1952—the same show that saw the debut of the Healey 100. The TR2 entered the market in early 1953. It quickly became renowned for reliability, good gas mileage, and commendable performance. In fact, thanks to a price tag lower than the Austin-Healey, and several race victories (including the 1954 RAC Rally), the car soon became a favorite with the public, who endured long waiting lists to acquire their own. Production continued until 1955, when the TR3 was introduced. In all, about 8,000 TR2s were made, most of which were exported to the United States, where the TR2 was credited with establishing the Triumph name. L  The TR2 shown here has been fully restored to better-than-new condition. A California black-plate car, each step of the restoration was documented photographically and the car comes complete with side curtains and tool kit. This car was sold by RM Auctions at Meadow Brook in Rochester, Michigan, on August 5, 2000, reaching a surprising level of $35,090 (including 10% buyer 's commission). This was an exceptionally high price for an early Triumph, more than twice the SCM Price Guide (and every other guide), even taking into account the #1 condition of the car. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  In the British car world, early Triumph TRs might be considered cult cars if there weren't so many of them still running around. No one would argue that the car isn't distinctive. Its low-cut doors, requiring separate side screens, appeal to the purist and the instrument panel is one of the most attractive of any sports car on the road.  Clubs  Web site  A collector's favorite, the TR2 is great fun for vintage racing and rallying. The exceptional concours condition of this example makes it equally suitable for the show ring. Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  7 1955 Triumph TR2 Market Review Buyer's Guide Nevertheless, these cars inspire fierce loyalty in their owners. Wellattended Triumph meets, with large numbers of impressive cars, are held every summer in every quarter of the country. The reasons for the enthusiasm haven't changed. Built of simple, readily available components—the engine did in fact start life as a Standard Vanguard tractor engine used on Ferguson tractors, for example—the cars were rocksolid and easily maintained. During their period, the TR2s were the cars to beat in their class on any road rally or endurance race. Built to produce 90 mph, the first TR2 actually managed 124 mph in slightly streamlined form on the Jabbeke superhighway in Belgium in 1953 and 110 mph in street trim. Moreover, it was cheap—nearly 20% less than the Austin-Healey which offered comparable performance. 1953-1955 8,628 Engine # .... Stamped into integral tang on head between #2 and #3 sparkplugs Vtntage Triumph Register, Chassis # ("commission number") . On firewall in engine compartment $29.95 Alternatives  15218 W. Warren, Dearborn, MI 48216; Triumph Register of America, 28342 Lake Logan Road, Logan, OH 43138 vvww.vtr.com MG-TF, MGA, Austin-Healey 100, Porsche 356 But admiring the car from any frontal angle is definitely an acquired taste. On both the TR2s and the successor TR3s, the headlights look more like the coffee can lights kids nailed to the front of soapbox cars than the deliberate product of a professional designer. On the TR2s, the eccentric appearance of the lights is matched by the treatment of the radiator opening, with a very small grille tucked way back in the guppylooking opening. The slab sides and simple curves of the body panels are clues to the tight budget within which this '50s sports car was developed. 60  $13,500-$ 17,000 $300 $2,499 Most changes between the first TR2 of 1953 and the last TR3B, produced in December, 1962, were cosmetic in nature. The notable exception was the 1957 model year TR3, which had the first front disc brakes introduced on any production sports car. The sustained production means that upgrades, and in particular the disc brakes, can be easily retrofitted to earlier models such as this TR2. Since Triumph owners are hardly serious originality fanatics, there is little downside to such improvements. Triumphs are as much a bargain today as when they were new. A TR2 can produce performance comparable to Healeys of the same vintage while typically selling for one-third less. Parts are easily available, active clubs are everywhere, and anyone with basic mechanical aptitude can handle most repair jobs. The price of this car was certainly high, but in the current market, where sports cars with impeccable presentation are starting to get prices from impatient and well-off enthusiasts far ahead of those for average quality cars, the buyer of this Triumph isn't likely to feel any remorse for his purchase.—Gary Anderson, Editor and Publisher, British Car Magazine (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market

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_ - :44 111) — Zbe  By Gary Anderson  ear Mr. Anderson: When I went to races as a youngster in the '50s, I remember an unforgettable smell around the British cars from the Castrol oil that they were using. Does anyone still sell Castrol R and if they do, should I use it? R.M. Boulder, CO Patrick Quinn, an automotive historian friend in Australia, says that the reason British racers used Castrol Roil was that it had the ability to maintain its viscosity at high heat because of the castor oil in it, and therefore was ideal for racing engines. However, it had a very short life before it had to be replaced. The burning castor oil was, of course, the reason for that inimitable odor. Castor oil additive, obtained from the castor bean, was first used in aircraft engines in World War I. The fumes, inhaled by pilots in their open cockpits, were a problem. Donald Healey, a young pilot in that war, said they made him quite ill and other pilots complained that on long flights they could actually have a laxative effect, a definite problem when you were stuck in a tiny cockpit with nowhere to go, so to speak. Castrol R is still manufactured, but it no longer contains castor oil, nor does it have the same evocative odor. Every high-performance, multi-viscosity oil manufactured today will provide superior performance and last for many more miles. However, if you're one of those vintage drivers who would rather wear Dunlop racing coveralls over a tweed coat and tie than a new Momo driver's suit, Mike Salter, an avid vintage British car mechanic, has a suggestion. You can create the same authentic atmosphere around your blower Bentley by adding a tablespoonful of castor oil (available at drug stores) per gallon to the petrol when you fill the tank. And it will even help lubricate the supercharger. Just plot out the availability of roadside rest stops ahead of time. Dear Mr. Anderson: On British cars, I see the abbreviations FHC, DHC, OTS, and Rdstr used. But they are never explained. I'd appreciate some enlightenment.—TG Annapolis, MD These codes, most often used by Jaguar owners, are part of the sacred lore and only to be shared after British cars have marked your driveway as their territory with their trademark drips of oil. FHC means "fixed-head coupe" and is what December, 2000  a Yank might call a two-door hardtop. These cars generally have luxurious interior appointments, including leather seats and wood to the dash. They have roll-up windows. DHC means "drophead coupe" and is what we'd call a convertible. In general, they have the same type of interiors as the FHCs. They have a soft top, usually padded, that can be lowered, but not removed or tucked out of the way behind the seat. OTS is short for "open two-seater" and is the Jaguar term for what other marques call a "roadster" (which is sometimes abbreviated "rdstr"). In the strictest of usage, an OTS or roadster has detachable side curtains rather than roll-up windows, and usually has a soft top that can be removed from the car or, with substantial practice, folded, pleated, rolled and crammed behind the two seats. Further, the interiors of these cars were generally Spartan, with vinyl-covered dashes and often vinyl to the seats. In today's market, roadsters (or OTS) tend to bring the most money, as they offer the highest performance (due to their lighter weight) and the most pure vintage driving experience. If you're thinking of restoring a vintage Jaguar, be aware that a FHC or DHC can cost tens of thousands of dollars more to put right than a roadster, due to the complexity of the interior trim. However, their value is actually less than the more simple car. Dear Mr. Anderson: I enjoy SCM, but why the constant harping about replicas not being good investments and unable to hold their value? Do you really think of buying a Jaguar D-type for $2.8 million or more as an investment? Do you realize what tying up nearly $3 million in a car represents in lost income or lost opportunity, compared to what you could realize in an average index fund? Most of us collect cars because they are beautiful, mechanically interesting and fun to drive and show. Who cares if an excellent D-type replica won't hold its value—it has all the benefits aforementioned at one-twentieth the cost. — Paul Emple, via e-mail Paul, you've just taken the first step down a slippery slope when you start to compute the value of a vintage car relative to the potential return from some bits and bytes on your broker's computer system. (I would have said "a piece of paper in your lockbox" but most investments don't even have that level of tangibility any more.) When a car is discussed in terms of its (Datient Addressing the Mysteries of British Car Ownership Be Good And Take Your Castor Oil "investment potential," I hope most buyers realize we are discussing values relative to other cars, not non-automotive opportunities to use your money. It is the rare automobile (or artwork or sculpture) that will outperform a paper investment. There was a brief moment, in the late 1980s, when money put into a mediocre Van Gogh or a second-rate Vanwall would bring a higher rate of return than an index fund, but those days are gone. Of course, just a few months ago, an investor who didn't have half his money in an Internet fund was derided by some as not being "with it." The financial point being made in our discussions of replicas is that they will depreciate. For an investor who only has $50,000 or $100,000 to spend on his car hobby, and who wants to get as much of his money back as possible when he sells his car, he would be better off monetarily buying a very good XK 120 or E-type rather than a replica of a C-type, even one made of alloy with a Jaguar engine. He should also keep in mind that the replica won't gain him an invitation to Goodwood or the Monterey Historics, or even bragging rights at the next Jaguar Club field meet unless he parks next to someone with a plastic-bodied replica. On the other hand, even if his replica isn't likely to appreciate over time at the rate of a genuine car, in one sense, it may be a significant bargain. Many of the high-quality replicas with $60-75,000 asking prices may have originally cost well into the six-digit range to build. The original owner has already absorbed most of the depreciation and they aren't likely to go down much further. And for that price, the new owner can obtain many of the same psychic satisfactions only otherwise available to the high-rollers. A well-executed replica that is built as much as possible with authentic components and techniques should provide a similar driving experience to the real thing, and it will be accepted at many of the second-echelon rallies and vintage races. In effect, high-quality replicas, when bought at current aftermarket prices rather than at MSRP from their creators, may actually be a pretty decent "investment" both financially and emotionally. The real question for the buyer to ask himself is: Given a specific amount of money to spend, should I buy an affordable re-creation of a much more expensive car for what it offers, or should I instead buy the real version of a less-expensive collectible automobile that won't require lengthy explanations of economic theory to justify? Please send your English car questions to editorgary@aol.com; fax 650/949-9685.• 61

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The English Car Sho a sin •. Centre INTERNET POSTING! ALL ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA 67 DB6 VANTAGE COUPE, beautiful grey w/blic interior, 5-spd, a/c, lhd, restored just 7,000 miles ago, straight, correct, solid, $70,000 call for details. Stephen Serio or Pat Roussel, Dlr, 617-783-1800. MA 68 DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE, lhd, 5spd, restored in York red w/tan leather, a beautiful example of this rare model $185,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 69 DBS, 6-cyl, 3-spd, auto, red/blk, chrome wires, 95K ml, driven weekly in Summer $11,500. 810-798-8075. MI 76 V8 COUPE, red w/blk leather, 36K mi, auto, a/c, rust and accident free, professional restoration $40,000. 954-752-4112. FL AUSTIN HEALEY - 55 100-4 BN-1, car disassembled and chassis derusted, std engine, trans w/overdrive and suspension restored, blue w/blue leather inter w/grey piping and armacord as original, blue top and tonneau, sss wheels, tools and bag, side curtain and stow bag $32,500. 510-787-2106. CA 56 100M, red/blk leather, professional restoration, no rust or accidents, 72-spoke ww, stainless exhaust, tonneau cover, runs and looks beautiful $42,000. 954-752-4112. FL 57 ROADSTER, beautiful, big Healey , finished in blk lacquer w/silver cove, a very nice restoration $22,500. Hyman Ltd, 314524-6000. MO 60 BUG EYE SPRITE, radically restored to better than new, 1275 engine, disc brakes, Minilites, roll bar, desert radiator, perfect white paint w/blk interior, no expense spared 100 point restoration $23,850. Stephen Serio or Pat Roussel, 617-783-1800. MA 64 3000 MK II BJ7, red w/ blk leather interior, 2912cc, 131bhp, center shaft, 2 carb, 2+2 cony, 4-spd trans, spoke wheels, rebuilt engine, detailed restoration, exc cond, $36,900. 212-226-7602. NY 66 3000 MK III, convertible, 6-cyl, 46K mi, professional restoration just cornpleted, Olde English white w/new red leather interior, new rebuilt engine, detailed w/new wiring harness $32,000. 516-551-9361. NY 67 3000 MK III ROADSTER, polar white w/blk leather, complete, excellent restoration, must see $35,000. Edward Fallon, 480-421-6694. FAX 480-421-6697 AZ 603000, Ground up restoration, 1995, at considerable expense. Pacific green/ivory white, grey leather, tan top/tonneau. $27,000. 508-987-7301 day. MA BENTLEY 47 MK VI CONVERTIBLE, coachwork by Franay, 1 of 2 made, simply gorgeous , restored in 1998, black finish w/osterich leather interior, runs and handles marvelously $350,000. 215-968-5599. PA 54 R-TYPE CONTINENTAL, drophead coupe by Graber, #BC55C, Geneva show car, very low miles, totally unique, only 1 in the world, rich burgundy , magnolia hides, wonderful driver, superb condition $250,000. Bill Quint, 441624880523. 44589923530.UK JAGUAR 48 MK IV, lhd, very hard car to find, 3 1/2 ltr engine, very orig CA car, blk w/cream 2tone, a presentable driver, $19,000. Gullwing Motor Cars, 718-545-0500. 62  Regularclassifiedonly CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE $1 5 per month.Pa rts/Pa rts FAX 718-545-1308 NY 50 XK 120 SPORTSTER, convertible, 6cyl, disc, orig, needs restoration, runs $11,000. Roger, 320-233-6643. MN 53 XK 120 ROADSTER, body-off restoration in 1988, blk w/tan leather, matching numbers, ww, nice driver $34,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA 54 XK 120SE ROADSTER, blk w/tan leather, all new brakes, chrome ww and Pirelli tires, excellent body and paint, hard to find a nicer unrestored example $37,000. Octagon Auto, 717-244-0669. PA 55 XK 140 M, complete frame-off restoration white w/maroon leather, all new chrome, may take project trade, Pix at www.GESI.com Dan Fitzgerald, 315-7894575. NY 56 XK 140 ROADSTER, exquisite restoration, It blue w/chrome wire wheels, an di extraornary car $49,500. Hyman Ltd, 314524-6000. FAX 314-524-0340 MO 57 XK 150 DHC, white/red leather, blk top, brown headliner, show class chrome wire wheels $70,000 OBO. John Madden, 301587-1710. 301-656-2881 eves/wkend. MD 60 XK 150S ROADSTER, a beautiful car, finished in British racing green w/tan int, a documented S rdstr w/matching #s, chrome wire wheels, very nice $65,000. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-5240340 MO 62 E-TYPE ROADSTER, 3.8 litre, refillished from bare metal in Brit racing green, new tan int, new blk top, new Michelin, many spares $30,000 closest offer to. 313882-2606. MI 66 XKE SERIES I RDSTR, 4.2, beautiful red over black leather interior, new paint, chrome, wheels, tires, top, etc, very sharp and dependable $29,500. Mike, 516-7393090. NY 73 V12 CONVERTIBLE, burgundy and tan, stick, exceptionally nice, full restoration $38,900. Vintage Car Store, 914-3580500. NY 74 E-TYPE SERIES III, roadster, silvergrey w/red, lovely 47K mi CA car, auto, factory a/c, new paint & int, rare factory hardtop, runs & drives superbly $38,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 55 MARK VII, Sedan, Automatic, grey with red leather. Excellent original condition, no rust or body damage ever. Low mileage. $12,500. 204-895-8444. CANADA 66 XICE, California coupe 4.2. Dark Blue. Estate sale. Photos & details, see www.cruzers.com/—cmnorleen. Meticubus diary kept of restoration. Contact: bnorleen@cats.ucsc.edu $26,000. 831459-4327 day. CA 59 MK XI SALOON, 64,800 orig. miles, (2)JCNA 2nd Place drivers class. Cornish g  LOTUS 56 XI SERIES 1, historical race car, race readied and restored, excellent throughout $75,000 or offer. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 64 ELAN, red, 5-spd, everything redone, the very best Elan, very fast $18,000. 732938-5326 days. NJ 65 SUPER 7, green/blk, 1500cc, professionally race prepared, roll bar, harnesses, etc, incredible performance $32,500. 310- classic.  gbrown@baltimore.org 410480-4796. MD red hides,  excellent origori inal Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 657-9699. FAX 310-657-9698 CA 67 ELAN, red on blk, frame-off restoration $19,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 69 ELAN S4, twin cam, knock-offs, 33K orig ml,  restored CA car $16,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 69 ELAN S4SE CONV, red, runs great, needs cosmetics $7,900. 561-595-3000. FL goo d examp l e, well maintained  mented $8,200. 513-321-8938. OH we M.G. 32 .1-2, excellent original condition, blk w/dk blue leather interior, interesting his- tory $32,000. Paul Lane, 203-243-1984. el-- 34 KN/K3 MAGNETTE, supercharged, pointed tail, Peter Gregory built car, ex Gaunlett, ? successful Mille Miglias, very fast, concours condition $85,000. Brian Classic & Co, 441565830423. FAX 441565830490 UK 46 MG TC ROADSTER, a beautiful TC, fully detailed, red w/new wire wheels, runs and drives great, please call for details $19,500. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO 56 MGA ROADSTER, dove gray/red, wires, complete restoration, beautiful $17,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. IL 59 MGA TWIN CAM RDSTER, straight, rust-free car, knock-offs, w/out orig eng $15,900. 949-650-4781. CA  ' 64 MGB, overdrive, 6200 mi. since nut and bolt restoration, black, red leather, several First Place awards $18,975. Chuck, 949-673-4388. CA 67 MGB, green/tan, 5 main engine, overdrive, completely restored to show qualit)', all new MG parts, clean in and out and underneath $20,000. 978-887-6644. MA 67 MGB, green/tan leather. restored in, out, underneath. Overdrive, 5-main engine. New everything. Show quality. See photos at www.sportsleicht.com $20,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. MA 69 MGB, Red w/ black leather. New paint, interior, chrome, top, tires, etc. 2,000 miles, rebuilt engine. Will also trade for Porsche, Mercedes, Ferrari, or Jaguar. Call or E-mail mtnmgt@aol.com. $9,500. John Stimm, 775-832-0493 day. NV MORGAN 51 PLUS 4, complete nut and bolt restoration, race prepared TR3, dual Webers, strengthened chassis, 4-spd, Moss gearbox, new +8 steering, beautiful French blue, everything rebuilt, replaced $19,000. Yesterday's Auto, 612-872-9733. MN 54 PLUS 4 DROPHEAD, nice restored car, ready to tour $25,000. Barrett-Jackson Select Sales, 480-421-6694. AZ 59 PLUS 4 DHC, 1 of 421 made, 2-seater, receipts from recent mechanical repairs, black and silver w/black interior, new top $21,950. 208-765-2886. ID 654/4 ROADSTER, red/blk, in great cond throughout, good example, ready to drive anywhere $24,900. Vintage Car Store, 914358-0500. NY 65 PLUS 4, TR4 motor, 38K orig, only 2 owners, rust-free, white with excellent blIc leather, 72-spoke wires, new top and side curtains, exc cond overall, books and posters, NOS spares $19,900. David, 570-3891222. PA 72 EUROPA TWIN CAM, one owner i t i  d & d  ocu' ROLLS ROYCE - 25 SILVER GHOST, #140AU, 4-wheel brakes, boattail speedster body, same owner for 25 yrs, driven on Northwest Rolls tour $125,000. Fantasy Junction, 5 10-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 29 P1 TOWN CAR SEDAN, 6-cyl, 3-spd, burgundy/blk exterior and leather, embroidered broadcloth interior, over $300K in complete restoration $179,500. Volo Auto Museum, Bill, 815-385-3644. IL 48 Silver Wraith Sedanca deVille by Mulliner, restored interior, blk/tan, Lester tires, jump seats, electric divider, curtains, tools, owned 22 years $59,500 OBO. Richard Van Rozeboom, 559-439-3680. CA 51 SILVER WRAITH DHC, the only Mulliner convertible built on Silver Wraith chassis, 1 of 2 2-passenger convertibles $195,000 trade considered. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 55 SILVER DAWN, blk on tan, complete, new Connolly leather, runs great, rhd, perfeet cond, no rust CA car, last year of Silver Dawn $27,900. 818-988-1045. CA 59 SILVER CLOUD, dark blue/red hides, I-owner from new and essentially original except for repaint and new front hides, 60K mi, always properly maintained and runs beautifully $29,500. 631-537-1868. NY TRIUMPH 47 ROADSTER, complete, runs great $20,000. Dr. Poleslcy, 310-281-2111. CA 55 TR2, red/tan, frame-up restoration to correct standards $22,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 58 T1R3A, (red logo), complete interior and frame-off body restoration, new tires, top, leather, seats, windshield, hoses $29,000. 304-292-1810. WV 61 TR3A, red/tan, overdrive, wire wheels, restored $16,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 62 TR3B ROADSTER, blue/blue, orig, 90K ml, 2nd owner $19,000. 816-8364500. 816-229-6500.M0 66 TR4A, new red paint on a no rust low mile car, new blk leather int, wire wheels and IRS $13,500. 636-239-6781. MO 67 TR4A IRS ROADSTER, 4-spd, yellow, black top and leather interior, Jaeger gauges, Pirelli P6 radials, alloys, racing cam, front disc brakes, complete mint restoration $12,900. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1961. IL 71 TR6 ROADSTER, 6-cyl, 4-spd, yellow/blk top & int, cassette, white wire wheels, redline tires, chrome bumpers, dual Weber carbs $8,900. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-680-1961. IL LITERATURE Manuals & Books for all English cars & bikes: Service manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com Alex Voss, 206721-3077. 888-380-9277. PARTS 95 F-512M ENGINE, complete long block unit. Engine was salvaged from a wrecked car with only 1650 miles. Will fit most TR's. 434 hp at 6750 RPM. , dgarello@msn.com $20,500. David Garello, 925-376-9116. CA Aston DB4 engine, other odds & ends DB2 thru DB6. Jerry, 330-759-5224 days. OH• Sports Car Market -41

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Thoughts  )11111 Collecting My Own Double Bubble by Jim Feldman 've been collecting ACs for a long time. In the April 1983 issue of Classic and Sports Car, I saw a story and full-page color photo about a 1958 AC Bristol Zagato, a one-off "double-bubble" coupe. I found it to be extraordinarily attractive, and I desperately wanted the car. The asking price was in the $20,000-$30,000 range. It was for sale in England, and of course I didn't even pick up the phone and make a call. It disappeared and I didn't know where it had gone. Then, in 1990, I learned of an auction in Paris that featured only Zagatobodied cars. The AC was one of sixteen cars on the block. I did some detective work, found the phone number in France for the auction company, and ordered a catalog. I discovered that the price expected by its German owner was now just a few dollars short of one-half million. This was serious money, certainly more than I thought the car was worth, so at least this time I had a reason to do nothing. The car went unsold. I Then I found out that the car lived in the Rosso Blanco collection near Frankfurt. In 1994, I contacted Peter Kaus, the owner of the collection, and made arrangements to tour his museum and to see the AC Zagato. He was very hospitable and the museum is a must-see. The AC, however, was in the basement warehouse, sandwiched in between a flock of cars. And the price hadn't moved from $500,000, even though the market had collapsed since the auction. In 1996, while looking at the March issue of Classic and Sports Car,I saw "my" car again. It was being offered by Classic Car Associates in Belgium. I made the phone call, identified myself as an AC collector and restorer, and was told that the price still hadn't changed. I said I aw • was probably the only person on the planet who really, truly, sincerely wanted the car, and that it really, truly, sincerely wasn't worth that much. And they replied that they really, truly, sincerely didn't care what I thought, the price was still $500,000. Four more years passed. On July 4, 2000, I made my annual phone calls to friends in you reasonably afford the car?" (Yes.) "Do you really want this car?" (Yes, since 1983.) "If you buy the car and decide you don't like it (hard to imagine), and have to distress-sell it and lose $100,000, will you lose your house as well?" (No, although explaining the large negative numbers to my significant other wouldn't be much fun.) Keith also told me that this was an important car, and that it could become the centerpiece of my collection. Ultimately, his advice was to buy the car if the bidding didn't get completely out of hand. The flight to Frankfurt was one of high hopes and excitement, mixed with thoughts of "What the hell am I doing?"! arrived at the "Ring," entered the giant white auction tent, and the AC was the first car in view. The only Zagato bodied AC, now in Portland, Oregon - England. One of them told me that the AC Zagato had resurfaced, and was being auctioned by Brooks Europe at the Niirburgring in Germany on August 5. My heart started racing, so I reached for the phone and called Brooks' office in Geneva. The auction house estimate of $175,000-210,00 was within my comfort zone, so I phoned my bank and my travel agent, and made more calls to Brooks. By chance, I happened to run into SCM moguls Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer on the Portland-Chicago leg of the flight (they were on their way to the Meadow Brook Concours and RM Auction). When I expressed my concerns to Keith about buying the car, he asked a couple of very direct questions. "Can PRECIOUS METALS TRANSPORTATION OF FINE AUTOMOBILES • SPECIALIZING IN DOOR-TO- DOOR PERSONALIZED SERVICE • STATE- OF- THE- ART, FULLY- ENCLOSED 6-CAR TRANSPORTER • EAST COAST, SOUTHEAST, MIDWEST & "SNOWBIRDS" • ALL MAJOR NATIONAL COLLECTOR AUTOMOBILE EVENTS 1-888-PRECIOUS! MASTEN VAN LINES, INC., 70 MONROE AVE., CRESSKILL NJ 07626 CALL: WEB: WWW.GO-PRECIOUSMETALS.COM E-MAIL: PRECMETALS@AOLCOM FAx: 201-894-0188 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SHOW-WINNING CLIENTELE! December, 2000  It was the 65th car to cross the block. Around the 60th lot I started to get nervous. At lot #63, Simon Kidston, the managing director of Brooks Europe, sat next to me, as planned, and coached me on my first experience at bidding. There was one other serious bidder, but he dropped out within the estimate range. The hammer fell, and for $216,373, including commission, "my" car really became my car. Now it's being shipped to Portland, and I'm looking forward to whatever freshening it needs before putting it back on the highway. I'm sorry I didn't buy the car for $30,000 in 1983, but I'm equally glad I didn't pay $500,000 for it in 1996. Between my talks with Keith and Simon Kidston, I felt that I got honest, straightforward advice that helped me make my decision. And of course, my wife's enthusiasm made the whole thing doable. Thanks to one and all for helping make a 17year dream come true at last. • PALM  FIBRE COCO MATS • The original classic look • Custom sizes for all vehicles • Free Swatch samples • 11 colors available • Factory Direct Call: 800 461-3533 'ask. " The Last Thing a Great Car Needs" Driver Rubber Heel Pad Y-(pdated & Jmroved Hand Selected Cocos & Sisal Matting Vinyl Edging Nibbed Rubber Back www.cocomats.com 63

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PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW UND ANDERE 4n klIMAN CAR R gkaitz aid liarleir Chassis number: 198 040 5500399 Engine number: 198 980 5500429 ebuilding after World War II, Daimler-Benz was back online by 1948, producing the basic 170 and 220 series sedans. In 1951 a more technically advanced 300 series was introduced which represented Mercedes-Benz's return to the luxury market. The 300 featured all-independent suspension, a four-speed manual gearbox and a three-liter in-line six. With the company now more financially sound, Mercedes decided to return to motor sport competition to regain its image around the world. Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut was put in charge of the factory's postwar racing program. This time around, Uhlenhaut, without government subsidies, did not have a large budget to develop a competitive sports car. Just as Dr. Porsche had done in 1928, developing the SSK from a touring SS, the basis for the new 300SL was the 300 sedan. In 1951 the prototype 300SL (for Sehr Leicht or Super Light) project was started. Components such as the engine, gearbox, axles and suspension were derived from the 300 sedan and modified. The six-cylinder, SOHC, 2996cc engine, iron block with light alloy cylinder head, had its power increased to 170 hp from 115 hp through additional carburetion (three Solex downdraft 40PBJCs), higher compression, different camshafts, and more. The most dramatic and important technical features were the tubular space-frame chassis and streamlined body. These allowed lighter weight, strength, rigidity and lower aerodynamic drag. However, the shape of the tube frame prevented conventional door openings. Thus the vertically opening "gullwing" doors were created. This hallmark design was really a matter of necessity, not aesthetics. (The nickname "Gullwing" was never used by Mercedes-Benz, which referred to the cars as 300SL in coupe form and 300SL Roadster in convertible form.) In 1952, just one year after the 300SL competition coupe was developed, it won four of five major sports car races. The first ofthese entries was the1952 Mille Miglia, where it finished second to a V12 Ferrari. One month later, racing versions of the 300SL fmished one-two at Le Mans. The final race for the 300SLs was the 1952 Carrera Pan-Americana in Mexico, a grueling, 2,000-mile open-road race. The SLs again finished one-two and captured the attention of the North American press and public. Four hundred-plus orders for 300SLs were received within a week of the race, even though the car was not yet in production. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Engine #  Club  The manufacturer introduced the 3005L coupe at the New York International Motor Show in February, 1954. Of the 166 cars built in the first year, over 125 were sold in the United States. Web site  Alternatives  $7,463 (West Coast) $175,000-225,000 (add $15,000 Rudge wheels, $4,000 fitted luggage) Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  1954-1957 1,400 Left front frame and upper center firewall Block $600-1,000 $70 Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909; 800/637-2360 www.mbca.org BMW 507, Ferrari 410 Superamerica, Jaguar XK 150S Roadster The car pictured here, resplendent in flawless black paint over a dove gray leather interior, has covered just 40,000 miles from new. Complete with fitted luggage and Rudge wheels, it was fully restored to the highest standards five years ago, and has won many Best of Show and First in Class awards at concours since. This car was sold at the RM Auto Salon on September 23, 2000 for $291,000 (including the 10% buyer 's premium). 64  Market Review Buyer's Guide 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe Considering its current excellent condition and awards, this coupe was bought at a fair price. (Its only visual deviation from stock was the polished rims on the Rudge wheels, which were fully painted by the factory. However, the painted rims give the Gullwing a low-life '57 Biscayne look, so the visual update is actually a plus) A "nice driver" will cost up to $150K, and a restoration to this level will suck another $200K from the owner's wallet—not counting the two years it would take, and the "heartburn factor" involved with any automotive project of this scope. While the production 3005L resembled the 1952 competition version, the most notable mechanical change was the introduction of mechanical fuel injection instead of the carburetors on the race cars. With 215 hp on tap, when combined with the optional 3.25 rear axle ratio, the 300SL now had a top speed of 161 mph. The example featured here has the optional 3.25 ratio (4.11 was the lowest available). Under acceleration, the engine has an unmistakable growl as it pulls powerfully and smoothly through its rpm range. The independent suspension, with its infamous rear swing axle, has inherent oversteer at the limit but wasn't a problem in everyday use. The four massive, finned aluminum-alloy brake drums with cast iron liners provided excellent braking power when properly adjusted. The power braking unit on this example is an updated and improved ATE T50 unit. Although many owners have updated their Gullwings to later disc brakes, the technicians at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Stuttgart tend to scoff at them, claiming that "if only they knew how to adjust their drums properly, they wouldn't need the discs." The body is steel with aluminum hood, trunk lid, rocker panels and door skins. (Just twentynine all-aluminum coupes were built in '55-56, available for an additional $1,000. Today these special examples are worth $500 to $600,000.) The Gullwing's excellence will endure. They have good club support and owner network, and most parts and services are readily available. Prices of exceptional Gullwings have been hovering in the $300,000 range for the past twelve months. This car should be regarded as fully priced at the present, but deservedly so, and it will appreciate at the forefront of the market.—Scott Featherman (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market

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by Jim Schrager D Cheap For A Reason ear Mr. Schrager: hike to buy out-of-favor cars and enjoy them while the market catches up to me. Which of the following three cars would be the bestfor this strategy: 1977 924, white/black, 32,000 miles, near mint condition, $4,500; 1981928, silver/black, 88,000 miles, needs anew automatic transmission, otherwise decent condition, $4,200; 1985 944, metallic gray/black, 76,000 miles, runs well, $6,500. All of these cars have been sitting on our local marketfor awhile. Given that I am on a tight budget, which is the best buy?—Andy B, Tulsa, OK. Dear Andy: None of the above. I like your strategy, but this plan requires that the car you purchase has a good chance to be in demand someday. These are three Porsches the collector market has forgotten. My bet is this will not change. Understanding why will help you pick a car worth holding onto. The 924 you are considering represents the initial model year and has the important extra of being low mileage and in mint condition. However, there is simply no collector interest in street 924s. Although designed by Porsche, these were built by Audi and intended to be an entry-level Audi sport coupe. Most 924s are underpowered and uninspiring. This car is viewed as an aberration in the long tradition of highly engineered, fun cars from Porsche. If you like this car after you drive it, there is no reason why you shouldn't enjoy owning it. But appreciation on a 924 is a very long shot, at best. So if, when you go to sell it, if you simply get your money back, you should consider yourself lucky. The 928 is a true high-performance car, conceived by the President of Porsche, Dr. Ernst Fuhrman, to be the successor to the 911. Unlike the 924, this is a fast, powerful car with a unique and pleasant body design and exotic chassis engineering. Yet, in spite of these objective endowments, the 928 has almost no collectible value. Most traditional Porsche enthusiasts simply didn't warm up to a frontengined, water-cooled car. They still don't—notice that the Boxster is mid-engined, and follows the visual theme of the early 550s. The 928 didn't follow the theme of anything from Porsche history. In fact, some refer to it as the Stuttgart Corvette. 928s are unlikely to ever be in the collector car flavor-of-the-month club. Because of the high cost of repair, I suggest you buy the best 928 you can, not a beater. Budget about $15,000 for a very nice 928, with all books and records up to date. Then keep your fmgers crossed that the collector market adds the 928 to the approved list of desirable exotics. Porsche got the 924 concept right with the 944, especially the post1986 models. However, this success meant high volume, which makes the 944's day as a collectible hard to imagine. Acceptable as an entrylevel Porsche for those new to the marque, they won't be sought after as examples of what the Porsche experience is all about. The 944 will probably be the most fun of the three cars you list here, but you still won't get to park in the front row at the local PCA club meeting, and your car will never appreciate. What do I suggest for your budget area? For an older Porsche starting to creep up in value, I'd suggest a 914 2.0. Plan to pay about $6-7,000 for a good example. If that doesn't turn you on, then you'll need to December, 2000  spend closer to $10,000 for a running, driving, entry-level early (pre1973) 911. Both are regarded as "real" Porsches (the 911 far more so than the 914), will make that raspy air-cooled sound so unique to the marque, and will provide a real introduction to the driving experience that makes Porsches so special. The 924/9441928s are simply orphans in the collector car world. They may have been competent performers, but they didn't offer the kind of magic that causes Porsche owners to be so committed to their marque. Buy one of these front-engined cars for fun, but never for profit. Dear Mr. Schrager: I have recently tracked down a Porsche 356A Carrera GS coupe that I am interested in adding to my collection. Iwould like some help in evaluating the car and was wondering ifyou might have any suggestions of Porsche experts I could contact for assistance. —Jeff S., via e-mail Dear Jeff: The 356 Carrera, equipped with the four-cam powerplant, is a special car built in very low quantities. If you really plan to drive it, you need to decide who will perform the maintenance. A fellow in our area was, until recently, the original owner of a silver/ red 1958 Carrera Speedster. He knows that the point of any 356 is to be driven, and as much as Indiana weather would allow, he drove his car. He is a wonderful mechanic, yet even with his skills he tired of the endless tuning and fiddling the engine required. After the third rebuild, he put in a warmed-up 912 engine and left the original on a pallet. That's the way he sold the car. Although changing the engine out may make the car easier to live with, it definitely affects its value. The most current SCM Price Guide shows a range of $75,000-85,000 for Carrera GS coupes. If a Carrera has a four-cam engine, but not its original four-cam (per Kardex), lower the price by about 20%-25%. If the car has a pushrod motor, lower it by 50%-60%. Buy a 944 for fun, not profit. Here are some people who can help you evaluate specific Carreras: Mark Leonard, Grand Prix Classics, La Jolla, California (858/459-3500); Alex Finigan, Paul Russell & Co, Essex, Massachusetts (978/768-6919); Bob Campbell, 356 Products, Santa Clarita, California (661/251-3500).• CLASSIC  INVESTMENTS Desirable European Classic Sports Cars • 66 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage LHD  • 63 Austin-Healey BJ7  • 55 Jaguar XK 140 DHC  • 61 Porsche 356 Cabriolet  • 70 Porsche 911 S Coupe  • 72 Porsche 9111  • 59 Porsche 356A Convertible-D, project  • 58 Porsche Speedster, 45K ml original  • 60 Porsche Roadster, restored  P.O.A. $85,000 $9,500 $26,800 $19,500 $9,500 $53,000 $42,000 $15,800 Since 1989 • Buy/Sell/Restore 3303 E 42nd Ave, Denver, CO. 80216 USA Office/Fax 303.388.9788 • See photos on our website: www.classicinvest.com 65

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Sportwagen zu Verkaufen ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular classified only $ 1 5per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREEfor private party subscribers! BMW 69 1602 CONY., Rust free California black plate car. Ground up restoration. Triple black, 4 speed w/air conditioning. Custom wheels, Nardi steering wheel, new cloth top & boot. Complete 2002 drivetrain. Beautiful example of ultra rare car. $19,900. 770-539-9111. GA MERCEDES-BENZ 38 540K CABRIOLET B, very nice car $350,000. Ed Fallon, Barrett-Jackson, 602421-6694. AZ 53 300S CONVERTIBLE, 2nd owner, low miles, original paint, interior $125,000. 818-368-7226. CA 55 GULLWING, white, red leather, restored, Serial 00750 $325,000 or serious offer. 973-942-3158. NJ 55 300SC CABRIOLET, only 49 made, fresh engine, older restoration, great condition and driver, ivory, chocolate brown leather $295,000. 510-758-0931. CA 59 190SL ROADSTER, ivory/tobacco, orig soft top and hardtop, orig wind-up clock, antenna, no rust, very good chrome, excellent mechanicals & body, garage kept $32,000 OBO. 334-443-5007. AL 60 220SE CABRIOLET, 4-spd, ivory w/ red leather and tan top, total restoration recently completed to show condition $59,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 60 300SL ROADSTER, red w/cream leather, 65K orig mi, 2-owner car, new paint, interior, top and chrome $149,500. 415-789-5657. CA 61 220SE CONVERTIBLE, dk red/tan, burled walnut trim, beautifully restored, blk plate CA car $90,000. Alex Dearborn, 978887-6644. FAX 978-887-3889 MA 62 190SL, blk w/red int, magnificent restoration, show winner $42,900 offers. Vintage Car Store, 914-358-0500. NY 63 300SE CABRIOLET, factory white, saddle interior, beautiful car, excellent condition $49,000. 916-371-7336. CA 71 280SL, Red w/black leather, 98k miles both tops. Auto pb, ps, air, am/fm & full records. Excellent $25,000. Randal Harris, 707-644-4235 days. 60 220SE CONY., Dark red/tan. Restored California car. See photos www.sports leicht.com $95,000. Alex Dearborn, 978887-6644. FAX 978-887-3889. MA 67 250SL, White/red, factory ZF 5-sp., 2 tops, beautifully restored. www.sports leicht.com $36,000. Alex Dearborn, 978887-6644. FAX 978-887-3889. MA 71 280SL, black/red, automatic. California car with recent repaint. Needs minor cosmetics. www.sportsleicht.com $24,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. FAX 978-887-3889. MA 95 C280, Twin turbo over, $40,000 in receipts. Big brakes, suspension, 17"BBS, Black w/black. 30k miles, no stories, have owned for past 6 years. AaronR@aol.com $30,000. Aaron Ruskin, 818-481-2200. CA PORSCHE 58356A SUNROOF COUPE, 1600S, ivory w/dk red leather, matching #s, Kardex, Hella body mount foglights, polished drums, full concours detail top to bottom, needs nothing $45,000. Alex Finigan, 978-769-6092. FAX 978-768-3523 MA 58 911 CABRIOLET, red/blk leather, 35K orig mi, well optioned, always garaged, service records, window sticker, excellent $34,900. John, 225-344-7084. LA 62 356B, Super cabriolet, blk w/ red leather, blk top, #109, total restoration in 1991, Natl PCA Concours trophy winner in 1993, mint, great to drive and enjoy $49,900. PAR, 914-637-8800. NY 63 CARRERA II COUPE, Cardex matching, heron grey, brown vinyl w/corduroy inserts, very low miles, in excellent original condition, 12v, foglamps, VDM wood steering wheel, deluxe horn ring, Irg fuel tank, gas heater, annular brakes, chrome wheels $110,000. Bob Campbell, 661-25 13500. CA 63 356B 1600, cabriolet signal red w/blk int, very original T6 body, matching #s, history complete to orig bill of sale & service booklet, great solid driver, $39,000. Stephen Serio or Pat Roussel, 617-783-1800. MA 71 911E COUPE, 1-owner orig CA car, It blue met/blk int, all #s match, no rust ever, body fit is perfect, excellent int, runs and drives great, orig CA pink, tools, owner's manual $12,500. 877-356-4930. CA 72 911T COUPE, dk blue metallic, blk int, 5-spd, 2.4 litre, a/c, 79K orig ml, extensive records, older repaint $10,950. 210-4969202. FAX 210-496-2305 TX 73 RS TOURING, red/blk, orig eng, tools, docu restor w/receipts, restored to Pebble Beach standards, must be 1 of the finest in the world $105,000. Motor Classic, 914997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 76 912E, 25K orig mi, blue/tan int, air, sunroof, cover, showroom condition 520,000. 617-742-4300 days. 617-262 - 7043 eves. MA 76 924, 26K original miles. Chevy V8 engine, custom steel hood scoop. New black paint. Center knockoff wire wheels. No rust. $7,500. 508-987-7301 day. MA 97 Twin turbo, red/tan, 8m, new cond supple, digt. sound, euro suspension, and ECU upgrade. All books, extra keys etc. Showroom condition. AaronR38@ aol.com $107,000. Aaron Ruskin, 818481-2200. CA LITERATURE Manuals & Books for Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, VW, NSU & others: Service manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals, history books see: www.books4cars.com Alex Voss, 206721-3077. 888-380-9277. • 1976 PORSCHE: 934 R.S.R. TURBO $180,000 US Chassis No: 9306700165 Engine Type: 930/71 - Serial No: 6762011 H.P: 485 @7500 R.P.M. (Horizontal Fan) Color: Red #15 in total production build of 31 in 1976 Exclusively 280SL's Low mileage and original cars are our specialty to buy or sell. Several cars in stock for immediate delivery. FINANCING • LEASING • TRANSPORTATION TONY LaBELLA CLASSIC CARS 2 Springdale • Cherry Hill, New Jersey (888) 840-1700 www.tonylabella.com 66  History: Imported new by Alan Hamilton (Porsche dealer) 1976. Winner of the 1977 and 1980 Australian Sports Car Championship. The vehicle comes with a Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS.) F.I.A. historic log book. Listed in Starkey 934-935, Page 151. I have owned this vehicle for the last 18 years. General Description: Body, (L.H.D.) Suspension, Transmission and Brakes are all original and in excellent condition. Not restored — not needed — to be used — not moth-balled; chassis, engine, even gear box no. original. "*Note - The following spare engines are also available, both are fully rebuilt factory race motors with horizontal fans. There are numerous other spares with this vehicle. • Engine Type: 930/71 Serial No: 6762021 -3 Liter (540 H.P.) • Engine Type: 930/73 Serial No: 6762078 -3 Liter (620 H.P.) Contact Details: Bruce Harris, Melbourne, Australia. Ph: (Intl) 61-3 9824 1862 - home Fax: (Intl) 61-3 9824 1863- home Mobile: 0418 338 844 Sports Car Market

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Our CARS Send your stories (maximum 300 words) and photo to "Our Cars," SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 Or e-mail: copyed@sportscarmarket.corn 1970 Corvette Convertible Owner: Don Thorpe, Downers Grove, IL Purchase price and date: $14,750 (+$1,000 for a hard top) July, 1999 Mileage since purchase: 1,500+ Recent work: New battery and starter, carburetor and parking brake adjustment ED. may think they look like Darth Vader having a bad hair day, but I've always wanted a chrome-bumpered '70 Stingray convertible. After searching the Corvette shows, auctions, Internet and Hemmings, I found one in Des Moines, a red-on-red convertible, with a 350-hp small block, four-speed and air conditioning. I was looking for a reliable driver, and I found one because my brother Jim and I drove it the 300 miles back to Chicago in 90-degree heat with the A/C on the whole way. It's not perfect. The body was last painted in 1978 and twentytwo years of stones from the front wheels have sandblasted the lead- ing edge of the rear wheel arch clean. The carpeting is shot, the power steering leaks, the tachometer, radio and clock don't work. However, the previous owner rebuilt the engine with hardened valve seats to run on unleaded gas and replaced the tires, shocks, bushings, exhaust and top. He also looked up all of the prior owners and documented the work they performed. The battery was seven years old, so I replaced it as a precaution. The starter began to screech one day and I replaced it—twice. The old one wasn't original; so I thought I'd just go to the local auto parts store. Sorry, if they're not correct, exhaust manifold heat causes them to seize. Next up is the dashboard and the power steering. I plan to do both soon. All in due time, though. Winter in Chicago is no time to work on brittle plastic or rubber. Right now I'm going to put the top down and go for a little drive. 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Two-Door Coupe Owners: Don and Barbara Ciaffardini, Long Beach, CA Purchase price and date: $17,000, September, 1998 Mileage since purchase: 4,000 Work since purchase: Rear axle boot, stoplight switch, brake pads, routine oil and filter changes This Mulliner-Park Ward body style, produced for fourteen years starting in 1966, was called simply "two-door coupe" until 1970, then called Corniche from then on. December, 2000  I was star-struck by these cars on my first job, parking cars at a trendy Sunset Boulevard restaurant in the 960s. The ability to wear your shades and cruise Hollywood like a star is a big draw. As they say hereabouts, "If you've got it, flaunt it! If you don't, just act the part." Current Shadow pricing varies from $10,000 to $200,000, depending on year, body style (dropheads are worth several multiples of the coupe) left- or right-hand steering, and of course, condition and maintenance history. I looked for a hardtop, because it cost 30% less than dropheads, and a RHD because it's another 25% less than LHDs. The "vision of glamour" I finally purchased had been brought from Europe to Los Angeles in 1985, via air freight by a movie industry executive, then meticulously maintained by the Beverly Hills Rolls agency. In 1998 he sold it to a collector, who sold it to me a few months later. When I told my wife, Barbara, I was buying a 28-year-old British car, she worried it would be a rattle-trap barge like my '68 Cadillac convertible or an unreliable enigma like the '74 Lotus Elite 2+2 I once owned—yes, the same car ED. recently described as "the most unloved of Lotus models." Well, I love the Rolls. Affordable—I'm no Hollywood star, but I can now "act the part." Reliable—so far. Comfortable—for my 6' 7" body. And silent—Barbara says, "It's as quiet as my Lexus LS400." I drive the Rolls mostly on weekends, to take the wife out to trendy L.A. restaurants, and to local concours—just to flaunt it a bit. It may not be a new $209,000 Bentley Arnage, but when it's parked next to one at a local hot spot, who's to say that I'm not a dot-com gazillionaire who's decided to make a quiet, tasteful expression of his wealth rather than flaunting it like the fellow with the new car.• 67 1968 Maserati Sebring Series II Owner: Joseph T. Martin, Arroyo Grande, CA Purchase price and date: $24,000, February, 2000 Mileage since purchase: Backyard mileage, pushing Work in progress: None Seeing this identical car some fourteen years ago stuffed in a Santa Monica garage among rows and rows of other Maseratis, it struck a chord with me then as it still does today. I was on a search for another Maserati, a Mexico, at the time, but always remembered the car: full radius rear wheel wells, 16" Borranis, and a nice short wheelbase topped with a great Vignale roofline. Opening the hood, I found a freshly rebuilt 3.7liter in-line 6-cylinder engine with a 4.0 Mistral head. Equipped with 100-psi Lucas fuel injection, the engine jumped to life quickly. I left Santa Monica that day wishing I had enough money for both a Mexico and a Sebring. The owner Andy, another long-time SCM subscriber, and I stayed in touch over the years and we kindled a friendship. Once and a while I'd ask about "my" Sebring and it was always there. After a decade of the Mexico, I decided it was time for another model Maserati. Luckily the Mexico sold quickly and I called about the Sebring. Knowing that Andy was thinning out his collection, I imagined a scenario such as: "I just sold it, Joe. Someone came by last night and gave me a deposit." The phone call was brief, and the Sebring was available. Andy had made a point of running her monthly and as before, a few seconds on the fuel pump, bump the choke lever and she roared to life. Why haven't I worked on her? I have a small Maserati repair shop and with Maserati at Monterey in August this year, I have been like the proverbial shoemaker with holes in his shoes. She will have her debut at the infamous Pismo Beach Rally, held in April each year. Maserati Sebring Series II, AM 10I*10.681, one of ninety-eight. Hurrah!

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From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber 1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe Chassis number: 31312 S tutz's illustrious history on racetrack and road has become legendary among automotive enthusiasts. By entering a new and untried car in the first Indianapolis 500 race, brilliant engineer Harry C. Stutz, the car's creator, immediately gained fame for the powerful new marque by placing it eleventh in the contest. For many years afterward, the Stutz would be known and promoted as the "Car That Made Good in a Day." Stutz's racing and sales successes continued through World War I. In 1919, Harry C. Stutz lost control of his company to a group of Wall Street raiders headed by Allan A. Ryan, whose financial machinations ultimately led to the de-listing of Stutz stock by the New York Exchange. Harry Schwab of Bethlehem Steel, whose subsequent mismanagement of Stutz nearly led to the marque's demise, then acquired the company. Salvation came with the arrival of Hungarian-born Frederick E. Moskovics, a veteran of Daimler, Franklin, Marmon and Remy Electric. He had, as the saying goes, gasoline in his veins and proved it with the introduction in 1926 of the Stutz Vertical Eight, an engineering and styling tour de force which included a SOHC straight-eight engine, hydrostatic brakes, safety glass and worm drive for a lower body profile. It was the progenitor of the Model M, which is the car shown here, and surely the most European of the US auto designs of the era. This particular Stutz is even more "European" than most, having been originally sold by the company's main UK dealer, Warwick Wright, Ltd. of London, which also supplied the supercharged cars for Stutz's assault on the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1929. It is one of only two complete supercharged Stutzes known to exist. The dramatic, low-slung, one-off coupe coachwork is by Lancefield and one of only twenty-four supercharged cars ever produced by Stutz. Prior to the current ownership it was an important part of the astonishing Stutz collection of the late A.K. Miller. Miller was the eccentric collector and devotee of the marque whose rural Vermont barns yielded over thirty unrestored examples of Stutz-built cars and whose 1996 estate auction, where this car was sold, has become a part of automotive collecting legend. After purchasing the car at the Miller auction, the owner of this exceptional automobile subjected it to a meticulous restoration. He chose to finish the Stutz in its attractive original color scheme of black with red. In August, 2000, the car shown here was invited to be present at the Pebble Beach 50th Anniversary Concours Years produced:  Club  Alternatives  d'Elegance, where its stunning style and rakish appearance attracted throngs of spectators and aficionados. So well-prepared was this Stutz, the judges awarded it a Best in Class in addition to the Briggs Cunningham award for most exciting car present (as chosen by a special committee). The owner of this automobile will be in possession of a true thorough- 68  Number produced (all Model M)  Original list price  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  7400 Lantern Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256 bred, equally welcome at concours, shows, and vintage rallies both here and overseas. Its spectacular, almost sinister design and rare supercharged engine make it one of the most significant Stutz cars in existence. This car sold for $348,480 at the RM Auto Salon & Auction in New York City on September 23, 2000. The pre-auction estimate was $250,000350,000. The new owner is highly qualified to drive this powerhouse: it's Skip Barber, founder of the successful racing school which bears his name and a long-time SCM subscriber. This Stutz was one of the stars of the RM sale just as it was at the Miller auction in 1996, when it brought $151,000 (with premium) in totally unrestored condition. I'll remember the first time I saw this car until the day I'm overwhelmed by Alzheimer 's. It was in A. K Miller 's shed, during an appraisal of the collection I was doing for a bank prior to the auction of the cars from Miller 's estate. Even then, covered in dust and dirt, squatting on half-flat tires on the shed's dirt floor, this car had a presence—almost an aura— that no closed car I'd seen had ever matched. As I got closer, I looked down and saw the enclosure below the radiator. Not only was this a spectacular-looking car, it was supercharged! Step plates, a sliding sunroof and cycle fenders completed the sporting appearance, while huge Zeiss headlamps were provided for night driving. Further research revealed that the Lancefield body had originally been fabric-covered over wood 6 la the Weymann body building method Miller had the car re-skinned in aluminum and the new owner chose to restore it this way. As the description in the 1996 Christie's catalog correctly predicted. ". . .this striking motorcar holds the potential to become one of the premier entrants on the international concours d'elegance circuit." Now that the restoration is complete and Pebble prizes have been won, those words are still quite true. 1929 2,320 (24 supercharged) N/A due to overseas custom coachwork $1,500 $500 Plate on firewall Right side of engine near cylinder head The Stutz Club, Inc., Bentley Speed Six, Hispano-Suiza H6C Worth the money? Based on its fantastic style, its supercharged powerplant, performance potential, undeniable rarity and international desirability, we'd say Mr. Barber actually got himself a bargain. —Dave Brownell (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market

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American Cars For Salem/to ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regularclassifiedonly$15permonth.Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! BUICK 39 Model 39 81C Roadmaster 4-door sport phaeton, wide white sidewalls, factory installed turn indicators, exc cond, tan ext, leather int, radio, heater, in good running order $35,000 serious only please. 419841-9200. OH 41 SUPER CONVERTIBLE, blue/grey leather, chrome and tires like new, 70K mi, an original garaged kept southern gem, wide whites $33,800. 607-756-6578 days. 607-753-1801 6-8pm only. NY 52 SUPER V8 CONVERTIBLE, Dynaflow rebuilt engine and trans, great for restoration, CA car w/no rust, complete, all parts $12,000. 818-766-7732. CA CADILLAC 39 7567 FLEETWOOD, convertible coupe, rebuilt motor, new tires, wiring, highway gears, excellent tour car, #9 of 27, Older restoration, sidemounts, all accessories included $55,000 possible trade. Robert, 309-794-1765. IL 59 CONVERTIBLE, mint cond in and out, rust-free CA car, always garaged, everything operational, needs nothing, very low mileage $55,000 firm. 310-530-1997. CA CHEVROLET 49 CONVERTIBLE, satin green, Hampton leather int, twin spots, skirts, stone guards, bumper extensions, complete prof restoration, engine rebuild, new brakes, etc, everything works, solid rust-free NV car $25,000. 800-821-1776. NH 59 CORVETTE, frost blue/blue, white coves, 283-245 hp, 4-spd, hard and soft tops, high quality body-off restoration very rare color combo, new wide whites/caps, car cover, etc, no disappointments on this beauty $39,500. 800-913-3357. MO 60 CORVETTE FUELIE, low miles, unrestored, documented, in exc cond, museum quality, 12,918 true mi, red w/blk int, hardtop only, CA pink slip, a rare piece of Corvette history, call for details $79,500 firm. Jeff Stanley, 908-725-3322. NJ 62 CORVETTE ROADSTER, 327/340, 4-spd, 370 posi, red/blk, matching numbers, owned 14 yrs, restored CA car, fast and incredibly tight, consistent show winner S42,500. 949-589-2307. CA 62 CORVETTE FUELIE, white/red, 4spd, completely restored, looks new, runs great $39,500. 804-530-5300. VA 63 CORVETTE ROADSTER, mint cond, maroon/saddle, sidepipers, knock-off wheels, 327 cu in, 340 hp, 4-spd, frame-off restoration by professional Bloomington Gold restorer, documented & photos, absolutely gorgeous $47,500. 941-4820512. FL 69 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE, LeMans blue/bright blue, (V), 427/390 hp, #s match, 5-spd trans, factory side exhaust, ps, pb, good paint w/newer interior and top, smooth and powerful, new RWL tires on Rallye wheels $29,750. 800-913-3357. MO FORD 66 SHELBY GT 350, #1933, sapphire blue, matching numbers, hi-po, 4-spd, no rust ever, all original, R specs, excellent cond $39,500 OBO. Mike, 812-275-7972. IN 69 SHELBY GT 500, fastback, 428 CJ, 2nd owner, 70K orig mi, sharp, auto, a/c, stero, orig build sheets $35,000. 7 14-8467599. CA SHELBY 69 GT500, Shelby 36,000 miles, Grabber Blue/black auto trans. Repainted once same color. AaronR38@aol.com $35,000. Aaron Ruskin, 818-481-2200. LITERATURE Manuals & Books: 1913-1991, Services manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals, history books all makes; see www.books4cars.com call 206-721-3077 or 888-380-9277. ZIMMER 84 GOLDEN SPIRIT, Convertible, maroon with tan leather & maroon elec. cony. top, full power features, wire wheels. All original, 37,000 miles, beautiful condition. $34,500. R.B. Tonkin, 800-547-4455 day. 503-255-7560.0R • CORVETTES WANTED Prefer '53 - '72 RESTORED... SERIOUS... toll free: 888-592-5086 www.corvetteswanted.com 31 ALFA 1750 GS, Zagato Spyder s/n 10814318. $395,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858454-1800. CA 32 ALFA TIPO B (P3), Ex-scuderia Ferrari sin 5006. $2,500,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 37 ALFA 8C 2900B, Touring Mille Miglia Spyder s/n 412021. $2,900,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 37 ALFA 12C 37, Ex-Scuderia Ferrari sin 51204. $6,500,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858454-1800. CA 59 ALFA GIULIETTA, Sprint sin 07502. $35,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 66 BMW, TISA, free track time at GingerMan Raceway w/purchase $15,000. 616253-2017. MI 28 BUGATTI TYPE 35B, chassis #37371, engine #432329, early English history, many Concours awards, call for details, car is currently in museum $450,000 firm. 310457-7171. CA 33 BUGATTI TYPE 51. Ex-Jean de Lorme Gran Prix. s/n 51149. $750,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 55 CISITALIA/ABARTH 207A. Boano Competition Spyder. s/n 005. $150,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/ December, 2000  Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 65 COBRA, Shelby CSX 4062, silver, no stripes, 428, toploader, authentically and meticulously constructed, 150 miles, as new $90,000. Don, 940-382-1500. TX 66 COBRA, SC Shelby, 4000 Series, CSX 4085, 500 miles, red w/white stripe, alum 427, 4-spd, Toploader, 496 hp, heater, like new, $93,000 trades consid. Mike, 703221-7134. VA 65 CORVETTE COUPE, 427 high-performance engine, full bore, very sorted race car, built for track or long distance, $65,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 51 FERRARI, 195 Inter, white/tan, triple carbs, ex-Villoresi, Turin show car, concours restoration $275,000. Motor Classics & Competition, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 58 FERRARI PF COUPE, call for details $53,000. Dlr, 860-350-1140. FAX 860350-1148. CT 61 FERRARI 250 SWB, Alloy Competition Berlinetta sin 2455/GT. $2,000,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/ Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 64 FERRARI 250 LM, Scaglietti Competition Berlinetta sin 6045/GT. $750,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/ Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 66 FERRARI DINO 206 SP, Ex-SEFAC Ferrari/NART sin 008. $2,000,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 71 FERRARI 312 PB, Ex-SEFAC Ferrari Team Car sin 0880. $2,250,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 64 FORD A/C COBRA, 289 Roadster s/ n CSX 2517. $195,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858454-1800. CA 59 JAGUAR, Predator D-type torsion bar front suspension, E-type rear, 1-5 transmission, 3.8 engine w/triple Webers, 1 of only 8 out there $35,000. Paul Lane, 203-3776745. CT 65 JAGUAR ROADSTER, welded, painted, rolling tub w/fiberglass bonnet, $10,000. 610-926-6284. PA 59 LOTUS 18, all steel 1 liter Cosworth Ford, correct Renault trans, the best of everything, a great front running Formula Junior $36,500. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 61 LOTUS 20B FORMULA JR, total restoration, fresh steel motor, Carillos, etc, new wobbley wheels, front disc, SVRA and SCCA log books, fast, fun, authentic and gorgeous $42,000 OBO. 954-920-3303. FL 54 PORSCHE 550, Le Mans Prototype s/n 550-10. $700,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858454-1800. CA 62 PORSCHE, 356 vintage racer coupe, HSR, SVRA logbooks, 1967 912 fresh engine w/zero hours, race ready, close ratio trans, limited slip, disc brakes, Carillo rods, new billet crankshaft, $29,500. Andy Anderson, 404-264-1985. GA 66 PORSCHE 906 (CARRERA 6), Competition Coupe s/n 906-145. $350,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/ Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 69 PORSCHE 908/2, Competition "Flunder" Spyder s/n 908.02.010. $950,000. Contact Symbolic Motor Car Company/Bill Noon, 858-454-1800. CA 63 LOTUS 23, sport racer, extremely competitive, professionally prepared, cosmetically beautiful example, one of the best 23's in the world, spares package also $95,000 OBO. Don Orosco, 831-649-0220 days. 831-626-2660 eves. CA 68 LOTUS 51B FF, excellent restored example, nickel plated suspension, 2 races since restoration, very fine car $21,900. 561-595-3000. FL 69 PORSCHE, 911 Spyder w/RS flares and spoilers, fresh rebuild of 3 liter engine, clutch, brakes, suspension complete with roll cage, racing seats and harnesses, fire system, fuel cell $21,000 ask about trailer. 617-696-3656. MA 70 TRIUMPH TR6, professionally built race car, lowered, full suspension mods, ATL fuel cell, gas shocks, Anco sway bar, Panasports, aeroquipped, SVRA logbook, beautiful, race ready, $17,800 trades. Dan, 614-771-0584. OH 59 STANGUELLINI, Formula Junior, completely rebuilt and restored, all steel 1100cc Fiat, Webers, close ratio trans, alloy body, fuel cell, roll bar, dual master cyl, Borranis $40,000. New England Car Co., 203-377-6746. CT • 69

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Resource Directory Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. A UCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. 0791, fax 602/244-1538, 5530 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034. e-mail: info@barrett-jackson.com Barrett-Jackson Auction. 602/273- Bonhams and Brooks. 415/391-4000, fax 415/391-4040.500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 11-1H. 44207-228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 310/3850246 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584-7444, fax 44-207-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/ 568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. Dan Kruse Classic Car Productions. 210/495-4777. 11202 Disco Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Kensington Motor Group Inc. 631/ 537-1868, fax 516/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Monterey Classic Car Auction. 800/ 211-4371. P.O. Box 1889, 601 Capitol Ave., Vallejo, CA 94590. Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www.classic-carauction.com RM Classic Car Auctions. 519/352- USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). e-mail: dhkinney@ usappraisal.com; web: www. usappraisal.com (VA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/332- 8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. baba@ sfgate.com ; www.bestyellow.com/classic/index.htm Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848-2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. www.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE American Collector Car Insurance. 800/360-2277. Get the "Agreed Value" coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us on-line at www.American CollectorsIns.com for an instant rate quote, or call 800/360-2277. Insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Available in all states except AK, HI, SC and WY. We look forward to serving you Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 800/ 922-4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Classic Car Research. 248/557-2880. Fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jmkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com . A UTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Safety accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-alloy knock-off hammers; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791. BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 4575, fax 519/351-1337. 825 Park Ave. West, Chatham, Ontario, Canada N7M 5J6. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ spokane.net ; www.silverauctions.com Spectrum Auction Company. 818/225- 8828, 760/323-1057, 805/966-6940, fax 818/225-8848. 23291 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spectrumauctions.com APPRAISALS Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal Service. 415/567-1087, fax 415/5671245. In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all US banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone/fax 802/362-4719. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness, e-mail: dbrownell@sprynet.com Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/ 658-2714. Automotive consultant/appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40 plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. (CT) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 6531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: we negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: appraisals@cosmopolitanmotors.com 70  6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmopolitanmotors.com. Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754. Large selection of exotic street & race cars. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark Hyman, 314/524-6000, fax 314/524-0340. Specializing in buying and selling European sports cars. Over 80 in stock. We buy single cars or complete collections, any condition, any location. Quick action. Call today for the straight scoop on the market. (MO) Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3500, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and racing cars. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best & Company. 1-800-USA- 1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 8.49% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. jjbest@capecod.net Putnam Leasing. 800/278-0071, fax 203/629-1937. Established in 1983, Putnam Leasing is the nation's preeminent leasing company of classic, exotic and luxury automobiles. Our key to success is offering our clients professional service with integrity. We create tailor-made programs that will exceed your expectations to lease the legends. Premier Financial Services. 203/267- 7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase Plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Plan allows you the Flexibility of Financing with the Tax Advantages of Leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT & EPA, air/ocean, loading & unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info@ cosdel.com ; web site: http:// www.cosdel.com Passport Transport. 800/325-4267, fax 314/878-7295. Classic and specialty cars delivered anywhere in the USA. Special event services, including Pebble Beach, Monterey Histories, Barrett-Jackson, Chicago Histories, etc. 26 years of experience, insured, dependable. (MO) Antique, exotic and vintage race car restorations our specialty! Quality at realistic rates. Over 25 years experience. No job too small. Brochure available. www.restoreautomobiles.com Interior restoration and repair. Leather/hair a specialty. Authentic methods and results. 20 years experience. For color info call Connie Ware, 503/2841054. (3/01) VINTAGE EVENTS Cannonball Baker Classic. Contact West: Martin Swig 415/292-2701, fax 415/ 292-2790. New York City to San Francisco, California, October 1, 2001. The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/9261815. Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/ 956-5160. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 6644 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91201. ALFA ROMEO Parts 9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525International Auto Parts. 800/788- 4435, 804/973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, PO Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast to coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercity lines.com (MA) TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 518/2364549. Personalized auto transport service—door to door, coast to coast, open carrier or enclosed carrier. Winching and 24 hour security. First class equipment. Dependable and insured. (NY) tory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. RESTORAT1ON/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/224- 8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. Creative Workshop. 954/920-3303, fax 954/920-9950. 118 NW Hill St., Dania, FL 33004. 1st Place Results. RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Direc- Performance Motoring Associates 831/338-9703. Fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and 20 time SCCA racing champion, Al Leake, has accumulated over 30 years experience and racing knowledge to compliment his new restoration shop in Boulder Creek, CA. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. PMA has an extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. Light weight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available at PMA Racing. e-mail Alleake@aol.com 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006.(CA) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/638- 7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat & Lancia parts on the east coast. Decades of experience—we know these cars, and we know the right parts. VISA/MC. Orders, http:/www.difatta.com Re-Originals. 281/807-1945, fax 281/ 807-1946. THE US Source for Original Upholstery Materials, Original Rubber Mats & Gaskets, and Original, New European Taillights, Headlights, Grilles and Door Panels for Most Italian Cars ('47-'78). Additional Distributors Wanted. (TX) Repairs / Restoration Britalia, Ltd. 510/548-0240, 2210 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. We are SPICA and Bosch fuel-injection specialists with 25 years experience servicing Alfa Romeo. We are also intimate with many Maseratis. Nasko's Imports. 503/771-1472, 5409 Sports Car Market

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Italian Performance/GTV City. Don, 650/508-8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair & restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Rolls Royce/Bentley - FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. Dan Sommers' Veloce Motors. 503/ 274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati & Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. ENGLISH British Car magazine. 800/520-8292. The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. One year (six issues) is $22.95. Repairs / Restorations / Race Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/fax 503/254-4012, 4815 NE 97th, Portland, OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to a very high standard. Also prep cars for vintage racing and rallying. Jags, TRs, MGs, Healeys, Morgans, Lotus and oddball orphans like Riley and Singer welcomed. Call Peter or Sue Price. International Motor Car Repair, Inc. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained Rolls-Royce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pickup and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmero. AC Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service & Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest & most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New & used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650- 2690, fax 949/650-2730. 922 Sunset Dr. Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Specializing in sales of Ferrari & other exotics. Consignments, brokerage services, references available. Extensive computer database. Whether buying or selling, call. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis & Lamborghinis. 310/ 274-7440, fax 310/274-9809. If I don't have what you seek, lean usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535- 9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada (ON) Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/635- JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643- 3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin - Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AH- Rocky Santiago. 405/843-6117, fax 405/843-6251. 7321 N. Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have other English cars, including Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. CUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our web site: www.healey.org Aston Martin Jaguar Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888/ CLUBJAG, Write: JCNA, Dept. SCM, 9685 McLeod Rd., RR#2, Chilliwack, BC, CANADA V2P 6H4. Join the primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in US/ Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concourse, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. http://wwwjnca.com MGA Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/ 851-7866, fax 918/438-7866. 15300 E. Pine St. Tulsa, OK 74116. Built to order. Exterior color, interior color and material, drive-line, wheels, tires, brakes, all your choice. Order your MGA today. Offered by Mirage Motorcars LLC. December, 2000  3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. Symbolic Motor Car Company. 619/ 454-1800, fax 619/454-1890.7440 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92307. Largest dealer of exotic Ferraris, Jaguars, Alfas and other cars in the world. Always a superb array of important cars on display. Interesting trades always considered. By appointment only, please. www.symbolicmotors.com GT Motors. 818/546-2971, fax 818/ 546-2812. 741 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204. Sales, service and concourswinning restorations of Ferrari. Always a wide range of quality cars in stock for sale. Friendly, top notch service at reasonable rates. Always in the market to purchase interesting Ferraris in any condition. Nastasi Racing Car Corp. 718/706- 7400, fax 718/706-8135. 27-19, 44th Dr. L.I.C. NY 11101. Expert service on all exotics. Specializing in Lambo service and parts. Buy & sell used cars. Former dealer and distributor. (NY) Thomas Shaughnessy Consulting. 949/ 366-6211, fax 949/366-6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s, and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. Plus—have more than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my thousand-plus car data base to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) GERMAN Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex Dearborn or Bruce Adams in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/ 887-3889. A vintage Mercedes full service company, specializing in the 190SL. Large database of older MBs for sale. Free listing for your car. Mercedes-Benz Gull Wing Group International. Gary Estep, 530/345-6701. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupes and Roadsters. You do not have to be an owner to belong. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. Also, reproduction parts and much more. Mercedes-Benz Club of America. 800/ 637-2360. MBCA, 1907 Lelaray St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909. World's largest Mercedes-Benz club, 33,000 members, all models, 1886-onward; excellent 120-page color magazine, The Star, with how-to tech articles, history, new models, racing, hundreds of cars for sale, ads free to members, much more. New car raffle, tech assistance, national events, more; dues $35/yr. www.mbca.org 1500. 280SLs exclusively. 20 plus 280 SLs in stock for sale in any price range from above average drivers to show quality. Not a broker, we own all our inventory and are aggressively looking to buy top quality 280SLs. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella.com 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— Porsche Market Letter. 888/928-9111, fax 760/940-9170. Send check or Visa/MC to PML/SC, PO Box 6010, Oceanside, CA 92058. Find the Porsche you've been looking for. Over 1,000 Porsches for sale in every issue. I year, 12 issues only $55. (Can/Mex $65, overseas $75). PMLetter @aol.com; www.pmletter.com 356 Registry. 356 Registry, 27244 Ryan Road, Warren, MI 48092. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a Porsche Yoseph ,C. 2 -roise AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL SERVICES For The Northern California Area Post war European cars a specialty, also book collections. Please call for a free consultation on all your insurance, legal & pre-sale needs. Affordable, fast and thorough service. (415) 332-8183 Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424- year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $25 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants. Shelby American Automobile Club. 860/364-0449, fax 860/364-0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two National Conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. • AMERICAN Shelby Display Ad Index Alfa Ricambi  Autosport Design, Inc.  Barrett-Jackson  Brian D. Moore  Brooks  Brooks Europe  Car Logistics  Carcoon  Carrera Motors  Centerline  Chequered Flag  Christie's Int.  C lassie sCars. com  Classic Investments  Classic Showcase  Cosmopolitan Motors Concourso Italian°  Exotic Car Transport Garry Roberts  Grand Prix Classics  Grundy Insurance  24 53 79 28 5 40-41 31 32 11 25 17 7 35 65 14 78 13 35 28 37 52 Guild of Automotive Rest. 21 Horseless Carriage  Intercity Lines  J.C. Taylor  10 39 19 J.J. Best & Co. Financing ... 55 Jon Norman's Alfa Parts Joseph L. 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•11111110111"IMAIIINI• AelltheN11.111.111 Sports Car Market Classified Order Form Deadline for entry is the 1st of the previous month (ie., December 1st for the January issue.) Advertise your classic car in Sports Car Market magazine for as little as $15 per month. Just follow the five easy steps below. STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR DEAL • I would like to place a text classified advertisement for $15/mo • I would like to place a 1 /4" wide full-color Showcase Gallery advertisement for $44/mo U I would like to place a 2 1/2" wide full-color Super Showcase advertisement for $88/mo STEP 2: WRITE YOUR AD Please write your 25 word ad clearly in the boxes, exactly as you wish it to read, one word per box. Each word over will be an extra $1. (Use an extra sheet if necessary.) Please place my ad in this section: Alfa Romeo 0 American CI English  • Ferrari  ClEtceterini liGerman Type of ad:  Race Cars  STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR METHOD OF PAYMENT IJ I've enclosed a check/PO for $  • Please debit my U Mastercard 0 Visa with $  Card number  Expiration date  Signature  STEP 4: FILL IN YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS First name Address  City  Daytime phone  STEP 5: MAIL, FAX OR PHONE MAIL TO: Sports Car Market classifieds. 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215 FAX TO: 503/252-5854 OR CALL OUR HOTLINE 24/7/365: 800/289-2819 SMALL PRINT: Payment must be submitted with entry. • You must provide your full name, address and phone number. • All photographs will remain the property of SCM and will be reproduced as necessary, unless SASE is enclosed for return. • Advertisements received will be placed in the next issue subject to availability (not necessarily the following publication). • Deadline for entry is the 1st of the previous month (i.e., December 1st for the January issue.) • No responsibility can be accepted by SCM or its printer for any inaccuracy in the advertisement, or for any transaction arising between readers from advertisements published. NO EXTRA CHARGE!  INTERNET BONUS  Double your exposure! You reach the car  collecting world when you place your ad.  All Sports Car Market Magazine classified  and Showcase Gallery ads are posted on  the Internet at sportscarmarket.com . Call  503/261-0555 for information.  ADVERTISING FOR DISPLAY  For information on increasing your busi-  ness by advertising in Sports Car  Market Magazine, call Scott Abts for avail-  ability and rates, at 503/261-0555, fax  503/252-5854 or e-mail: a rtd i r@  sportscarmarket.com .  SEND US YOUR AD ELECTRONICALLY! Send us your classified, or color showcase gallery car ad via e-mail to artdir@ sportscarmarket.com . Include the above information and please scan your pictures, 5" width at 300 dpi, saved in JPG format for best print quality. Sports Car Market Last name State  e-mail  Zip  11 Send me a copy of the issue with my ad. ($6) 0 Cars for sale 0 Parts for sale 0 Car wanted CI Parts wanted 0 Automobilia made payable to Sports Car Market Date 

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE INTERNATIONAL AUBURN Auction Reports continued from page 55 7 Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 31,989 miles. Said to be one of two built with McCulloch supercharger. Detailed motor, good chrome, some wear in paint where top sits and doors slide. Odd style plush carpets, slight warp in dash, wide whites, wire wheel caps, some chips, peel and crazing to paint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $36,570. Three-position top. Fair money bid. Was run through earlier as #260 and got a $57,000 bid, announced as a no-sale. Checking eCarCentral.com: No sale 5/1/93, World Classic, $27,000; sold at RM Meadow Brook 08/05/ 00 for $60,500. Not much of an investment. #1008-1956 LINCOLN MARK 112-door Coupe. S/N AF10093. White/white/green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 46,084 miles. Missing one very expensive hubcap. Uninspired paint over decent panel work. Lots of chrome pitted, mirrors de-silvered. Air conditioned. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $19,610. The bargain Mark Hs are the #1 condition examples that sell for $30,000 and slightly more. Save your pennies. #3289-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2door Convertible. SN P6FH231160. White vinyl/turquoise. White vinyl top. LHD. Odo: wheels. Underhood detailed to a show standard, gloss painted and cad plated, correct interior, very good paint and chrome. Older top is worn, should have been replaced. Has GT badges, no door tag. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,790. All the money plus. At this price level, a missing door tag with the all-important codes and build information is not only needed, but the information must match the car Add the $800 (or more) cost of a new top and be happy you're not the top bidder #333-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-door Coupe. S/N 138177B139239. Nassau blue/blue vinyl. Black vinyl top. LHD. Griswalds' ride in National Lampoon's "Family Vacation." Tilt, crank windows, A/C, Kenwood CD player. Started life as a Ford Country Squire wagon. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $22,260. Let's go to Walley World! Not represented as an actual movie car but hard to believe it was not as the attention to detail was superb. Well bought. #1485-1999 SPEED RACER MACH 5 Open Racer. S/N CA864741. White/lobster red leather. LHD. Odo: 3 miles. Go, Speed Racer! 283. Fuel injection #1082. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $90,700. Big, big money even for a coupe this nice. Former owner seems disappointed that it did not break $100,000. 1957 Bel Air owners nationwide seen loading their trailers for the next auction. #240-1965 FORD MUSTANG Convert- ible. S/N 6FC8C390807. Red/red vinyl. White vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 31,666 miles. Console, A/C, 289 V8, automatic, power brakes, Rallye resale values caused these cars to be nicknamed "Cosworthless Vegas." At this kind of laughably low price, a Cosworth is within reach of anyone with a job. A great buy if no horrors are found. #1495-1979 FORD "WAGON QUEEN FAMILY TRUCKSTER Station Wagon. Body by Custom. S/N 9U74H174483. Green/ tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 58,090 miles. The 823 miles. Town & Country radio, three-speed, Continental kit, wind wings, wide whites. Said to be a two-owner car. Over $40,000 in restoration costs. Chips in poorly fitting headlight rings. Careless panel fit, excellent chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $26,500. Sold with soft top only. Price was right where the guide books put the value. Less than $1,500 in refitting and touch-up would make this into a regional show car. #680-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-door Coupe. S/N VC57L196665. Orange/orange/ Odo: 54,455 miles. Bench seat, no radio, dual exhaust, disc brakes, clock. Redline tires on Rallye wheels. A very careful and correct restoration. No dents or dings. Multiple show winner, slightly better than a new car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $21,200. Market-correct price for a quite correct car Chevy built 63,006 '67 SS 396 Chevelles, a little over half of them were coupes. #202-1976 CHEVROLET COS WORTH VEGA 2-door Coupe. S/N 1V7706U209294. Black, gold stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 83,600 miles. 5-speed, AM/FM 8-track, Car Fiberglass body, 327/400 hp (!) motor, 2x2 box frame, air-bag rear suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, 4-speed. More info at www.my mach5.com. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $190,800. Sold to benefit the Child Safety Network. Price could be justified for the amount of money that could be raised on the show/mall/display circuit. A big hit with kids from 2 to 45, not a bad demographic to sell stuff to. Go, Speed Racer! #705-2001 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER Van. S/N 3CAFY4BB91T2636. Silver/gray leather. LHD. A new car. Brought to the auction to find a fish with a fat wallet, or an agent silver. LHD. Odo: 5 miles. F uel injection, onepiece front bumper with guards. Spinner hub caps, door handle guards, dual exhaust, 283/ December, 2000  #2960. Eagle STs on factory mags. Poor paint has divots and scratches. Weak chrome and stainless trim. Original interior wearing well. A sad afterthought of a car. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,378. When just a year old, dropping from DOT looking for another car to pay $10K over list for. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $22,300. Vipers, New Beetles, Prowlers and now PT Cruisers join the parade of production cars in short supply that dealers bring to the auction to make a few extra thousand above list. No one tugged on this sucker 's line.• 73

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SCM'ers at the Louis Vuitton Classic Sponsored by Chrysler THE LOUIS VUITTON CLASSIC AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER Winner of the Chrysler -Balance and Proportion - award, '38 Alfa 8C 2900/Sam & Emily Mann, Englewood, NJ Court Whitlock, of Springfield _ wide as the grille °fins  .  •  - 1 .ft? 311145BAGELFELLEROOK t 084UINE NEw NbEw. &hoes 11■4111  41AIM DOL1 • TEX- /4111X Maserati 150 September 22, 23, 24 , 20 00 David and Ginn.), Sydorick and their brilliant '55 Maserati A6GCS Pinin Farina Coupe/ Beverly Hills. CA. ring  i C tc tic •S017 filVing to figurc Out how ft'inner Alai-clue. .1/la3er-air: '53 Alaserati 46 Lawrence Auriana,  Chi„mum c Other Gre - C Two legends': Augie Pa s and his I Spyder, (New York, NY), Jimmy Dobbs, III '76 MV Augusta "5" America (Memphis, TN), Buzz 41 Gail Kanter, 1940 Indian Scout "Bobber," (Stamford, CT), Burbe ■ Vintage Motorsports Museum, '49 Moto-Guzzi Airone, Other SCM'ers at the Vuitton Classic included: Jack Thomas, '53 Ferrari 342 America (St. Louis, MO), Gordon Wangers, '37 Delahaye Type 135M Drophead (Vista, CA), Malcolm Pray, Jr., '57 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham (Greenwich, CT), Susan Arnesen,'56 Maserati Bog winner, "Best to Drive” Chrysler Award (Southfield, MI), Barney Hallingby, '71 Maserati Ghibli SS Zagato SC, (Norwalk, CT), James Abernathy, '63 Mercedes 300SL Roadster (New York, NY), Margie & Robert Petersen Collection, '53 Bosley Mk I Gil (Los Angeles CA), Lee & Joan Herrington, '40 Duesenberg Town Car (Bow, NH), Stephen Brauer, '29 Rolls Phantom I York Roadster, Award (Bridgeton, MO), Malcolm Pray, Jr., '34 Packard LeBaron Dual Cowl Phaeton (Greenwich, CT), Craig Jackson, '69 Camaro ZL-1 (Phoenix, AZ). winner, "Class V, Motorcycles - The Sporting Tradition (Birmingham, AL), Matthew deGarmo, '31 Alfa 1751 winner, "Overall Design Elegance" Chrysle)

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,r Notes From Europe: Modena Cento Ore Classic —Parma, Italy , by Giuseppe Tomasetti .for the right type of car. Important sports racers like the Maserati 300S or Ferrari Mondial are all but impossible to find. As soon as one is even whispered to be for sale, a Mongol horde of dealers, all of whom are starved for stock, pounce on the would-be seller, ready to devour the car. In addition, at the high end, unrestored originals, or cars with at least a tenyear-old restoration are in. US-style chromed gas tanks and never-touched Connolly leather-covered seats are out, at least over here. he racing, auction, and car event season is drawing to a close in Italy, making it a good time to reflect on the past few months. The European market could not be stronger right now. . As these market leaders continue to go up in price, they are pulling second-level race cars (such as the TZ-1) with good history and originality up with them. Limitedproduction cars from some important manufacturers are slightly increasing in value as they are rediscovered by the market, especially late 1950s and early '60s models such as the Aston Martin DB4. However, most series production sporty and GT cars with large production numbers, like Jaguar XKs and E-types, are barely increasing in value. Another apparent trend in Europe is the increased appetite for large-displacement cars for historic racing. On a recent grid, we were surrounded by three Corvette-powered Bizzarrini 5300 GTs, three V8 Mustangs, a V8 DeTomaso Pantera and a V8 Ford Falcon. Ever competition minded, Europeans have figured out that the frontmid-engined design of the Bizzarrini makes them extremely competitive in their class, and much less expensive to maintain and run than, say, a Group 4 Daytona competition coupe. Since there were fewer than 100 Bizzarrinis produced, this "venue-based demand" has increased their market value, even though they are difficult to sort out properly for the track. Speaking of racing, our Alfa Romeo GT Junior was upgraded this past winter. A 1570cc engine (*AR 00502*03259*), along with the brakes from a 1973 GTV 2000, found their way from the scrap yard into the car. The already re-worked head, carbs, and cams were bolted onto the Giulia block, which mysteriously grew a few extra ccs in the process. For an additional cost of $1,753.52, which brings our total investment to $14,208.52 (see SCMMay 1997, page 23), we have a car that is reasonably competitive with GTAs, especially on closed public road racing and hillclimb sections. However, it is the car's dependability that is its strongest characteristic. For instance, Editor Martin and I raced the Alfa in the inaugural Modena Cento Ore Classic this spring (FAX +39059-283-932, www.modenacentooreclassic.it/) . This fourday event is modeled after the old Giro d'Italia, and combines just the right mix of track, closed road and transit sections. Despite our opposition being supported by full race crews with mobile foundries and limitless supplies of racing tires, we completed the event with no assistance. Indeed, we did our own maintenance. We checked and added oil and water early every morning before starting off. One morning we even checked tire air pressure, after borrowing a gauge, and then the brake fluid by rotating the cap off and peering into the black reservoir bladder. As a result of this careful and thorough technical work, we had no mechanical problems whatsoever. The only annoyance was smoke from the engine compartment during the first half hour of each day, caused by spilled oil, water and brake fluid. Actually, we did not spill brake fluid. We simply did not tighten the cap sufficiently, resulting in fluid leaking out the top. We finished the entire event without even a pair of pliers in the car, and on street tires. Before the Imola track event, we were able to enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local mountain refuge while the crew of one of the GTAs labored to change their entire rear-axle assembly, in order to fit a gear ratio that was better for Imola. Yes, they had slightly better lap times, but we had a better meal. Employing this principle of gastronomic pleasure over mechanical pain, the SCM Euro race team walked away with the coveted "Skinflint Memorial Cup with El Cheapo Silver Cluster" at the closing awards banquet. The initial running of the Modena Cento Ore was a success, with an interesting array of cars ranging from SWBs to Toyota 2000 GTs. The organization was superb, and the choice of roads thoughtful and challenging. There is nothing like a closed-road speed event each morning before 8:00 to wake you up. ED. and I have already figured out that we need some Dunlops to replace our skinny, hard street tires, and rumor has it there is a GTA airbox on the way to me from Oregon in the post. With that under the hood, at least we'll look like we've spent hundreds of hours tuning our car, even if we were really just enjoying some bon homme with our friends over a course of pasta. • Left, top to bottom: 1) Blindingly fast 1900 CSS prepared and driven by Simone Stanguellini, yes, from that Stanguellini family, 2) Not your average Daytona, 3) Tomasetti and Editor Martin in "boy-racer" pose. Captions, right column, top to bottom: 1) Lancia B20 GT Corsa "low-roof," 2) Pantera harassing a Group 4 Daytona on a special section, 3) Tomasetti in his Alfa GTV about to pass a Cobra on the inside at Parma (in his dreams, anyway), 4) Bizzarrini and friends queing up for a special section. 5) Just your typical roadside scene: Paul & Matt Grist/Alfa 33/2, 6) SCM'er Carlo Vogele wondering if it's too late to fit Electronic. Stability Control to his TdF, 7) Elite after a suspension failure sent it into the wall at Imola. MOSER& can■no ots CLASSIC

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W here have all the on-line auctions gone? A few months ago, a whole bunch of them attempted to auction high-end exotics with required opening bids that were retail plus. No takers and now, no more auction site. Sothebys.com, which you would think would know how to auction stuff, recently offered a large collection of vintage car emblems. Separated into several lots, they carried opening bids that were every bit of retail. To compound the problem, they all closed at exactly the same time. Result: no sale. Mobilia.com , which has been closed for remodeling, has just reopened with a promising collection of automobilia. We'll report results next month. The euphoria of the Olympic games did not carry over to license plates. A 2000 Sydney plate that was issued six years ago when they were first awarded the games, required an opening bid of $1,000 and there were no suckers. . .1 mean takers, even though the seller stated that he must sell. A plate from the 1956 Olympic games, one of 200 issued to officials, fared a little better with five bids—but $855 could not get the job done. Closer to home, a pair of 1907 Pennsylvania porcelain plates were chased by twenty bidders and did change hands for $686. The value of early plates escalates as the numbers get smaller and these were four-digit plates. There were a number of interesting cars that, for a variety of reasons, did not move on down the line. A 1971 Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeo—a model often referred to as Junior Z—had "some rust" and a ten-foot paint job. This model was not imported into the United States and this one could not find an opening bid of $12,500. Kruse, via eBay Motors, was offer- ing a 1924 McFarlan that they acquired from the Imperial Palace. Six bidders chased it to $40,100, but did not push it over the top. Fatty Arbuckle made these cars famous and his, a 1923 model, resides in the Nethercutt Collection. Michael Andretti's Lola that won the Toronto 500 in 1996 required an opening bid of $80,000 and was not getting any action. What do you do with a race car that is too new for vintage racing and too old to be competitive? If a 356 Porsche was on your wish list, then this was your month. A '64 with 91,000 miles got a lot of attention but did not sell at $8,700. A '63 met the same fate with a high bid of $9,400. A '62 model, which had been previously offered with a higher reserve, was on its way to a new home at $11,000. Here's a '63 Cabriolet that, along with a bunch of other stuff, also sold. eBay Motors #466760297 - 1963 PORSCHE 356 CABRIOLET. First BALLOON TIRE SIGN. First bid: $25. Number of bidders: 10. SOLD AT $900. Date sold: 10/10/2000. Early tire signs almost always get a lot of action, as they are usually affordable and make great "garage art." Ifthey are die-cut and double sided, that is even better. This one was probably purchased by a Ford Explorer owner so he could hang it next to his SUV as he awaits his new set of tires. eBay Motors #470506450 - 1935 HILLMAN AERO MINX STREAM- (www.bertoiaonline.com) of items that are not quite as pricey. If you are into automotive toys this is a good source, although this piece, with a respray and re-nickeled wheels, seemed a bit on the high side. LINED 2-SEAT CONVERTIBLE. First bid: $3,850. Number of bidders: 53. SOLD AT $21,100. Date sold: 10/23/2000. This wins the car of the month award and, based on the number of bidders, it is well deserved. The Aero Minx was produced between 1933 and 1935 but the Streamlined 2seater was only offered in 1935. This is one of only three known and it won People's Choice at the Chateau Elan Car Show and was invited to the inaugural Concours d'Elegance at Amelia Island. A neat car with a spirited engine for not a whole lot of money. A positive fun to dollarsspent ratio. BERTOIAONLINE #502518 - FREIDAG CAST IRON AUBURN BOAT TAIL ROADSTER. bid: $5,000. Number of bidders: 6. SOLD AT $12,000. Date sold: 10/19/ 2000. This is a 103,000-mile Porsche with rusting pans and peeling undercoat. Even with an extra engine thrown in, the new owner is a brave man considering the potential for rust that exists in the monocoque body. The price guides have these at about twice what this one sold for but if there is a serious rust problem, that delta will go away in a hurry. eBay #458018758 - BRIDGESTONE SCM Showcase Gallery eBay#444065576 - UNITED MOTORS HYATT BEARINGS PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid: $900. Number of bidders: 13. SOLD AT $3,383.33. Date sold: 10/01/2000. This sign is difficult to find in reasonable condition. With only minimal edge wear it brought strong, but reasonable, money. United Motors was established in 1916 as a holding company by William Durant, then president of General Motors, and it controlled a number of automotive supply firms, including Hyatt Bearings. The United Motors logo changed over time as the image of the car was updated. This early version is very desirable. -41%*■•■111•11111ir'■ First bid: $162.50. Number of bidders: 2. SOLD AT $167.50. Date sold: 10/ 9/2000. Bill Bertoia is best known for his live auctions that feature high-end toys and other collectibles. He also offers a monthly on-line auction eBay#469093442 - 1960 PORSCHE 356 SWISS CLUB BADGE. First bid: $50. Number of bidders: 11. SOLD AT: $203.50. Date sold: 10/22/ 2000. The Internet is truly an international shopping mall, as a Porsche badge from Bruggen, Germany, finds a new home in the United States. If potential problems scared you away from the four 356s mentioned above, you can at least feel secure with a badge to display in your office until the right car comes along.• The 5541 1972 Datsun 2407. 38,000 original, documented  miles. Perfect in and out. Recent S1,800 service. We've had our fun,  time to move on. $10,000 for anything/trades up or down. Keith,  (503) 261-0333, e-mail: kmartin@sportscarmarket.com  1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SE Cabriolet. Rust-free CA  car in showroom condition. Recent new leather, wood, carpets  and top. 4-speed floor shift. Needs nothing. S29,900. (619)  466-4283, Lotus@inetworld.net (CA) (Dec)  19881/2 Lamborghini Countach. White/white. 9,400  1974 Lamborghini Espada Series 3. Red/beige miles. Recent Al Burtoni clutch and service. Factory wing,  side skirts. Climate control. $79,000 or best. (860) 350-  1140. (CT) (Dec)  trim. 42,000 miles. Amazing engine. 1 of 7 US models. Automatic. Very good condition. Thierry (323) 656-7181 evenings. 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SCM Super Showcase 1963 Jaguar XKE Coupe. Black/black. Rare Webasto sunroof, restoration to  99.5 pts plus, JNCA winner. Tool kit, drop-dead gorgeous. S43,000. (714) 921-  9654; fax (714) 921-9691. (CA) (Dec)  Race Car Trailers bought, sold and repaired. Full service for trailer  maintenance and custom fabrication. We are your source for race car trailer services in  the Northeast. Several trailers for sale. Intercity Lines (800) 221-3936. (MA) (Apr)  1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. 65K original miles. 2 owner car. 10K miles since purchased from original owner in 1975. New paint, chrome, interior, and top. $149,500. (415) 789-5657. (CA) (Jan) 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. 56,000 documented miles. Spec-  tacular original condition, never restored. Recent thorough major service. Trades  wanted. Photos at www.sportsleicht.com . Alex Dearborn (978) 887-6644. (MA) (Dec)  1958 BMW 507 Series II. #70128 Rudge wheels, hard top. White pearl with black leather. One owner, US delivery, all records, all original. 27K miles. Could be the finest original car in dstence. Charles S. &ail Automobiles (805) 568-1934; fax (805) 568-1533. (CA) (Dec) SCM Showcase Gallery 1955 Bentley R-type Continental Fastback. RHD. Lovely restoration. Burgundy with tan leather. A very late car with 4.9-liter engine and special order specs. Charles S. Crail Automobiles (805) 568-1934; fax (805) 568-1533. (CA) (Dec) 1989 Saleen Mustang Convertible. Dark blue exterior,  gray cloth int., blue top. 3.55 gear, auto, new competition T/A's  38,000 miles. $14,500. (309) 963-4231. (IL) (Dec)  1987 Ferrari 328 SIB. #70147 White with red interior.  270 hp, 8-cylinder, 5-speed, Alpine stereo, P/VV, PDL, tool kit  and jack. 54K miles. 60K service completed. All books and  records from new. $44,900. Chris (714) 470-6400. (CA) (Dec)  1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk Ill B.18. Fully restored. White/  red leather. Chrome wires, rebuilt engine, detailed bay, new wiring,  completely and correctly rebuilt. Car looks and drives like new. $32,000.  (516) 551-9361; e-mail: Healeysbyknut@aol.com (NY) (Dec)  1932 Auburn V12 Custom dual ratio phaeton. Big, mean, nifty. Great running and driving older restoration, ex-Bahre collection. ACD certified. $125,000 obo. (570) 296-2115; email: jlearlin@warwick.net (PA) (Dec) 1989 Lola/Ilmore. Galles/Unser DFX museum restoration.  Marlboro Challenge etc. winner. Pristine, with full parapherna-  lia. $59,000. Will (505) 243-5566. (NM) (Dec)  1966 Griffith 400. One of 59, 39,000 miles, chrome wire  wheels, rebuilt 289 V8. New clutch, exhaust tires, rewired.  $29,500. (920) 469-0198. (WI) (Dec)  1957 Speedster replica. Beautifully built in '98 as a  new car. Connolly leather, superb detail throughout. IRS,  discs, VDO. Photos at www.sportsleicht.com Alex Dearborn (978) 887-6644. (MA) (Dec) 1947 Bentley Franay Drophead. Concours winner. One of two built. $450,000. (215(968-5599. (PA) (Dec) ERA 427SC Cobra. Roush 427 side oiler, Accusump, close  ratio, top loader, Halibrands, VVillwood, fuel cell, Aeroquip, saftey  systems, Aston-Martin Green. Bump steered and sorted. A serious  and complete package. $60,000. (734) 428-8868. (MI) (Dec)  Ferrari 365 GT 2+2. S/N 11151 (Late '67 European, title '68).  Metallic blue/blue leather, alloy wheels. New tires, clutch U, more. Cold  A/C, tools, manuals, import & maint. records. 63,000 miles $41,900.  (303)985-8881, P6(303) 508-4945, Fax (303) 985-5756 (CO) (Dec)  1963 Lotus Elite. EB1 543. Dual SUs, ZF transmission.  Restored, perfect, tools, fitted luggage. Never raced. 3rd owner.  $38,500. (910) 897-2238 evenings. (NC) (Jon)  1965 Mustang 2+2. Ivy Green/black. 289 toploader, 4speed, 3.50. Nice original, rust free, black plate California car with one respray. History back to original owner. Runs, drives, looks great! $12,500. David Steele (615) 385-1925. (TN) (Dec) 1 971 Aston Martin DBS Vantage. Inline six cylinder,  5-speed, all original, stainless exhaust, runs perfect, maroon,  tan leather, wire wheels. $20,000 obo. (724) 941-5489, (724)  941-5297. (PA) (Jon)  1 962 Corvette, 340hp, 4-speed, triple black, both tops.  Fresh engine, transmission, chrome, interior, fully sorted. Arrow  straight restoration. Exceptional car. Asking $34,500. David  Steele (615) 385-1925. (TN) (Dec)  1947 Alfa Romeo Limousine by Touring Supperleggera. Used  by Evita Peron during summer in exdusive beach Punta del Este. Divided  windows and jump seats. Need complete restoration. All alloy. Just discovered. Fax Leo Sternin, +5982 7114081. (Uruguay) (Dec) McLaren MK6 GTR. Under construction. Street use or race. For information, call Chuck at (805) 481-2237. (CA) (Dec)

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1111■■11111=1111 Co s 1110/Jo/it(111 Mo to 14,s' AUTOMOBILES 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder, red, needs complete restoration  1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder, blue, needs considerable resto  1988 Alfa Romeo Milano Platinum Edition  1964 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, fully restored  1956Austin-Healey 100/4 (BN 2), black over red  1952 BentleyS1 Empress Saloon, Hooper Bodied, 1 of 18  1963 Bentley S-III RHD, another fine example  1957 BMW 502 Sedan, Project  1994 BMW 325ia, metallic blue/metallic, both tops  1937 Bugatti Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable  1964 Chrysler 300 Convertible, project  1973 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black  Delahaye 135M/MS, several to choose from  1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0. Figoni & Falaschi  1961 DKW 1000 SP, Restored Roadster  1961 Face! Vega H.L 500, fully restored  l956 Ferrari 250GT, Boano, restored  1958 Ferrari 250 TcIF Berlinetta  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, very original  $5,000 1972 Lamborghini Jarama, Red/Black  $5,500 1962 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato  $5,000 1962 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato, Series V Driver  $1,600,000 1965 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe (2)  $25,000 1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato  $25,000 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII, black/black  $27,500 1957 Maserati 250Si, Ex-Pery  $5,750 1967 Maserati Quattroporte 4000, cream/black  $20,995 1983 Maserati Quattroporte, expertly maintained, Ivory  $11,500 1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, very original, lots new  $75,000 and up 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEc, restored, convertible  $375,000 1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 Seb, ex-NYC showcar, 48K original  $12,500 1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB, ex-Paul Whittier  $50,000 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster, black/black  $650,000 1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, Red and Restored  $6,500 1969 MGC Roadster, rare 6-cylinder  1953 Ferrari 340 America Touring Berlinetta, ex Mas du Clos .. $1,500,000 1955 Messersclunitt KR 175, very collectable  $125,000 1989 Range Rover County, red/tan  $695,000 1994 Range Rover Country L.W.B., 1 owner, Hunter Green, 55K .... $165,000 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, longterm RROC owner  1963 Ford Fairlane, 2 dr., extremely original  1965 Ford Mustang Coupe, GT package  1920 Hispano-Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer  1967 'so Grifo, Corvette 327  1971 Iso Rivolta Lele, 1 of 260 made, 351,5 Speed  1950Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.5-liter  1956 Jaguar XK-140, one-off, concours quality racer  1961 Jaguar Mark II, custom cabriolet, project  1964 Jaguar Series I E-type, one owner, factory hard top  $7,500 1951 Siata Grand Sport Cabriolet, One-off alloy  $12,000 1952 Singer SM 1500, restored  $95,000 1963 Studebaker Hawk Grandturismo, very original  AIRCRAFT 1964 Jaguar E-type Roadster, red/black, 3.8 liter, Moss gearbox  $42,000 1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser  1971 Jaguar XJ-6 Series I, Oxblood/tan, nice  $47,000 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  $22,500 Fully refitted, 3 in stock $35,500 $22,500 1979 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe, over-maintained by ex-Sonic  $21,500 1990 Volvo 740GL, longterm owner  $37,000 WATERCRAFT $60,000 Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kts. Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new. $27,500 1954 Chriscraft 29', beautiful ex-Tahoe Mahoganyspeedboat  $6,000 $26,500 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  $17,500 1958 Richardson 41  $695,000 Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Facinating history. $11,500 1974 Riva 18.5' Super Rudy  $12,995 $18,500 fully doctunented, pair  $120,000 $42,500 $48,000 $22,000 Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life" $37,500 White/redfibergalss. Verynice multi-purpose Italian boat. Fast andpractical. ANTIQUE FURNITURE $11,500 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - Recendy recalled, $21,000 $38,000 1870 American cherrywood chamber pot. Excellent  $25,500 1880 Restoration /Federalist Parisian chairs, pair  $35,000 1890 Parson's couch - restored  $21,500 1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair  $11,500 $18,995 $27,500 $95,000 $13,500 Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian, Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector vvines. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. $2,500 $6,995 $4,500 FERRARIANA $2,300,000 each World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques. BUGATTI ACCESSORIES $6,500 "Meteor". Famous one-off fantailed mahogany cruiser by Jensen. Restored. $110,000 Dozens of early and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork.  Inquire HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK $10,995 The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. Atom of the century building forwhich the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" vvas named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, asteam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. VINTAGE WINES $15,000 $3,000 $2,500 $3,500 $1,800 ■1 • We are experts in shipping. • We appraise collector cars world-widefor insurance or settlements. (206) 467 -6531 • Fax(206)467 6532 - 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com

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1-1r s e - Jeep — Dodge IV. Presents Years of Automotive Excellence The World's Greatest Classic (dl Auction JANUARY 17—Z1, Z001 Scottsdale, Arizona 1935 ALFA ROMEO TIPO C BC 3800 675 Owned and raced by Carlos Arzani. Juan Manuel Fangio Museum Car.  CONSIGN MINTS NOW {INC B 1969 FORD GT40 RACE CAR #1083 Last light weight roof car built. The only car advertised and sold by the factory. Owned by Wilson Fittapaldi. 1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA CPE 11, 500 actual mile car. Factory serviced and maintained. A superb original car with the original ANSA stickers on the exhaust tips. NO RESERVE  ACCLPILD Optimum Lot Numbers Available Review the entire list online at www.barrett-jacksonam CONSIGN WITH In{ WORLD [LAHR! SPEED VISION 1957 MERCEDESBENZ 300 SL ROADSTER 1 1/2 year professional restoration completed in December, 1999. NO RESERVE 1968 SHELBY GT350 CONVERTIBLE Total restoration with complete mechanicals done. Factory air. NO RESERVE Broadcast Live Friday and Saturday 480.411.6694 1933 MG 32 ROADSTER Chassis #3753 - _1-2 upgraded to 1-3 supercharged specs. Car has ownership history NO RESERVE SPONSORLD 13Y: 34 iar;$ t5l HUBLOT WATCHES fill 1970 FORD KING COBRA PROTOTYPE Designed by Larry Shinoda and purchased from Ford by racecar legend Bud Moore. The first of only three and the only actual test car. Hemihead 429, 4spd. NO RESERVE Barrett-Jackson is d member of the edassics.com network PEPSI VI% 30Z0 NORTH SCOTTSDALL ROAD SCOTTSDALL, ARIZONA 85Z51 THE ARIZNA  REPUBLIC O -she owcase Robb Report FAX 480.4Z1.6697 MAGRE NE FOR HE U URY  ES YLE

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