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PROFILED: '62 FERRARI 250 CAL SPYDER y 73 ALFA JR ZAGATO, 136 LAM LM-002 SUll SPOT'S Car hirke y '53 CUNNINGHAM C-3 COUPE, '65 LOTUS ELAN 52 ROADSTER B The Complete Insider's GuIdeTM Save $1,000 With the Right Appraiser  We Find a Restoration Shop in the Rockies Your Choice: Audi 7 or Boxster? How to Buy a Car Without a Test Drive TM J t___JrNi 2000 06> USA $4.95 Canada $6.95 www.sportscarmarket.com o 74470 91750 0 2 Scary MGA No Gift at 4888 - 74 Jag VI2 Roadster Surprises at $31400 - Bargain Maser Gleba at $151225 Handsome *26 Bentley 3L Vanden Plas Tourer Strong at $1594795. And always 500 cars for sale

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AUGUST  18  19,  2000 ItlVI AUCTIONS INC. 1A,r-"Ar-lontere , SPORTS CAR AUCTION DOUBLETREE HOTEL AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA AUGUST 18-19, 2000 1964 SHELBY COBRA DAYTONA COUPE One of the original Factory Team cars, CSX/2300 competed in the 1964 Tour de France and won podium finishes in FIA World Championship rounds at Daytona, Sebring and Nurburgring in 1965. Quite possibly an unrepeatable opportunity to own one of the very best examples of the most charismatic postwar racing GT. EARLY CONSIGNMENTS 1913 Peugeot Bebe GP Racer 1930 Rolls-Royce Speed Wagon 1931 Bugatti Type 51 GP Racer 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B (P3) 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Custom - "Scrape' 1952 Ferrari 340 America 1954 Frazer-Nash LeMans 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe 1956 Lincoln Capri Custom ("Titanic ) 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 1962 Ferrari NEMBO Spyder 1964 Ferrari 250LM 1964 Porsche 906 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe 1966 Ferrari 206SP 1969 Lola T 163A Can Am 1970 Ferrari 512S 1972 Ferrari Daytona Coupe 1981 Ferrari 512 BB 1985 Frisbee GR-7 Can Am Racer CONSIGNMENTS & MARKET  EVALUATIONS  montereyjack@rmauctions.com  phone: (613) 476-9132  fax: (613) 476-9133 Managing Director  Jack Boxstrom   mike@rmauctions.com  toll free: (800) 211-4371  fax: (519) 351-1337  RM Auctions, Inc.  Mike Fairbairn  CATALOG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALE INFORMATION Dana Santavy Client Services dana@rmauctions.com toll free: (800) 211-4371 fax: (519) 351-1337 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR AN UP—TO—DATE CAR LIST www.rmauctions.com Our sponsors: etiquonun SYMBOLIC Produced by RIvi Auctions, Inc., 1826 Sonoma Blvd. Vallejo, CA 94590 11-1 Ir S. E PASSPORT TRANSPORT Jeep dk iticutif Asprey a rrarcl 1969 Porsche 917/022 Lemans winner Richard Attwood's Porsche 917 is being sold after 22 years of continuous ownership. Steve McQueen bought this 917 new from Porsche AG and featured it in his land-mark racing film "LeMans". After two years of World Manufacturers Championship racing it was sold to Brian Redman in 1975 and then to Attwood in 1978 Recent LeMans type 4.5 litre engine by Gustave Nitche. 1954 Porsche 550 Spyder The first of four Porsche leMans' team cars, this Porsche has undergone a meticulous 10 year restoration. It is the only known surviving 550-1500/R3 with documented factory racing history that still has its original engine. Chassis #550-10 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 'SCRAPE' With an aesthetic influence by Figoni & Falaschi, Terry Cook's sensational low-rider' is one of the world's leading expressions of the automobile as an art form. Many knowledgeable critics have described this Custom Car icon as the most beautiful ever created.

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A  tJ  G  U  S  5  2  0  0  0 RN4 AUCTIONS INC. VEADOW BROOK HALL VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT SHOTWELL-GUSTAFSON PAVILION MEADOW BROOK HALL OAKLAND UNIVERSITY ROCHESTER, MICHIGAN AUGUST 5, 2000 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom ll Continental Exquisite close-coupled coachwork by Freestone & Webb. Outstanding fresh professional restoration recently completed without regard to cost. Class winner and Graham Award for Elegance at Pebble Beach and Best of Show at National Rolls-Royce Meet. With its low roofline, helmet fenders, integral trunk and rear-mounted spare, this is, without a doubt, one of the most important Pll Continentals in the world today. An important car for the most discriminating collector. Chassis #42PY 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB An excellent original 275 GTB with long-nose bodywork, triple Webers, and open dnveshaft It features a nice original tan interior, a Nardi steering wheel and less than 50,000 original miles. S/N 07873. OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE 1954 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Outstanding Concours restoration of a welldocumented LHD example. Rarest, bestperforming and best-looking Bentley of the period. Chassis #BC66LC 1933 Packard Super Eight Convertible Victoria A very strong, older, professional body-off restoration. This correct and original example is ready to tour or show. Chassis #750647 OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE For the second year now, Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall will be held in conjunction with the Meadow Brook Hall Concours &Elegance on the grounds of Oakland University. This year's auction showcases 65 automobiles presented inside the historic Shotwell-Gustafson pavilion featuring an interesting cross section of pre and postwar American and European classics as well as a number of European sports cars. A SECOND SESSION WILL BE HELD FEATURING SIGNIFICANT COLLECTOR TIMEPIECES! CONSIGNMENTS & MARKET E VA LUATIONS Mike Fairbairn : mike@rinauctions.com Barrie Angliss : barrie@rmauctions.com toll free: (800) 211-4371 fax: (519) 351-1337 An auction session for more than 60  significant timepieces and important  wristwatches is also scheduled. Our sponsors: SYMBOLIC dR *GEON (..:ATALOC REQUESTS, BiDDER REGISTRATION & SALE INFORMATION Rika de Haas : rika@rmauctions.com toll free: (800) 21 1-437 1 phone: (519) 352-4575 fax: (519) 351-1337 VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR AN UP-TO-DATE CAR LIST www.rmauctions.com Produced by RM Auctions, Inc., 5 West Forest Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 11-11  'Y  Jeep -IE PA SAP 9 T  lit0 11100  5ince 1901

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Carmel, California 19 August 2000 A Sale of Important Sports and Competition Motor Cars QUAIL LODGE FURTHER ENTRIES ARE INVITED The annual Brooks USA Sale is the fastest developing sensation of the world-famous classic motoring weekend that includes the Pebble Beach Concours, Monterey Historic Race Meeting and Quail Lodge Concorso Italiano. Already starring the ex-Scudena Ferrari / Carlo Pintacuda Sao Paolo GP winning 1936 Alfa Romeo 8C-2900A Botticella and a mouth-watering selection of some of the most important vintage, classic, sports-racing and historic automobiles, further quality entries are invited. If you are considering the sale of a suitable motor car, or would like further information on the auction please call Paul Clark or Mark Osborne at Brooks USA on tel +1 (415) 391 4000 or fax +1(415) 391 4040 USA Brooks Auctioneers Inc 500 Sutter Street UK Brooks Auctioneers Ltd 81 Westside Union Square, San Francisco London 5W4 9AY California 94102 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 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 ROOKS USA www.brooksauctioneers.com

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SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Copy Editor: Cecile Nierodzinski Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Auction Editor: Dave Brownell Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Reporters: John Apen, Dave Kinney, Richard Hudson-Evans, Bob LeFlufy, Phil Skinner 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, 503/261-0555; fax 503/252-5854, sabts@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call Andrea Cole, 503/261-0555; fax 503/252-5854, 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. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written consent is expressly prohibited. 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 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 Classifieds 25 Alfa Romeo 59 Etceterini & Everything Else 60 Vintage Race Cars 62 Ferrari 65 American 67 English 71 German 72 Resource Directory 73 Display Advertiser's Index 74 Classified Order Form 80 Showcase Gallery Sp,?1; Car Markepl Mini-Profiles 24 1973 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato The Italian CRX 27 1962 Ferrari 250 California Spyder SWB What makes it worth $1.2M? 58 1986 Lamborghini LM-002 Cabriolet Have the only one on your block. 64 1953 Cunningham C-3 Coupe Performance, style and comfort. 66 1965 Lotus Elan S2 Roadster Fast but fragile. 1951 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A The first post-war cruiser. 33 Brooks UK 38 Christie's Market Reports Hendon, London, England 26 Silver Auctions Portland, OR Columns 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 1 1 News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer Auction 101 - Buying without driving. Bob LeFlufy Ask Mr. Kerb - TT or Boxster? Michael Duffey Bike Buys - '46 Harley-Davidson Bill Neill Legal Files - The Useless Appraisal Alexander Leventhal Motobilia - Hispano-Suiza desk piece Carl Bomstead The Wrenching Truth - Repairs in the Rockies Bill Neill Sheehan Speaks - A $7K Paint Job Michael Sheehan The Appraiser's Corner - '66 Austin Mini Mark I Steve Cram Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager eWatch - New Feature! Carl Bomstead Ifinartmentb SC/Plers Around The World Auction Calendar Vintage Rally Calendar You Write, We Read Affordable Classics - Alfa Romeo 2600 Book Reviews Comments With Your Renewals Mystery Photo Answers The French Connection - Retromobile 2000 The Twenty Year Picture - Four Doors, No Waiting Mystery Photo Nine Elms, London, England b Spectrum Auctions Palm Springs, CA

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Shifting Gears by Keith Martin Thank You, Mr. Petersen W e're busy packing our bags for a pair of trips. First comes an overnight jaunt to Los Angeles for the presentation of the Meguiar's Collector Car Hobby Person of the Year Award to Robert Petersen. While Petersen is best known for his creation of the car magazine industry with titles including Hot Rod and Motor Trend, perhaps his most significant contribution to the hobby will be the Petersen Museum. Unlike Europe, where most car manufacturers maintain museums and private collections open to the public are liberally sprinkled throughout the continent, significant car museums in the United States are few and far between. The Petersen Museum, appropriately situated in the car-crazy land of LA, has become the focal point for all types of car activities, from woodies to hot rods to Ferraris to dream cars. Rather than represent one manufacturer's interpretation of history, or one collector's perspective, the Petersen has developed a reputation for embracing the entire spectrum of automotive endeavors. Set aside Petersen's seminal role in the car magazine industry. For the creation of this Museum alone, along with encouraging its intelligent, informed eclecticism in its approach to the automotive community, Robert Petersen is a fitting recipient of this year's Meguiar's Award. It's been an honor to have served on the award selection committee, under the thoughtful guidance of Ken Gross, since its inception in 1995. The Meguiar's Award Gala Presentation Dinner has also emerged as an informal national convention for those involved in the hobby, with representatives from new car manufacturers, auction companies, on-line ventures, aftermarket parts suppliers and the media all having a chance to meet and chat. SCM believes that there is an opportunity for the Meguiar's Award Dinner to expand into a day-long series of seminars, where representatives of the various segments of the hobby could get together and discuss issues that concern us all, from clunker legislation to standards for inspecting collector cars. The collector car hobby continues to grow, and a yearly "world summit" where we share our thoughts could be extremely beneficial. The Partenza Ms. Banzer and I get back from LA on Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday morning head towards Milano to race in the inaugural presentation of the Modena Cento Oro Classic. The last post we received from our European correspondent and co-pilot Giuseppe Tomasetti indicated that while his Alfa GTV was race-ready, the Cento was in typical disarray, with event locations and times still in flux and the number and quality of cars registered still undetermined. In other words, a perfect example of Italian organization. However, it may be a refreshing counterpoint to the hyper-luxurious, "we'll carry your luggage and give you a back rub, sir" attitude that surrounds some American vintage 6  tours. Being in the middle of a pack of 120 car-crazy Italian gearheads, roaring across the countryside, stopping to race at Misano, Imola and Fiorano, while attempting to decipher last-minute route changes written in Italian has its appeal. Following the four-race, six-hillclimb Cento, it's off to Monaco, where what has been a Brooks Auction stronghold the past nine years is on the way to becoming a free-for-all reminiscent of Monterey. In a flurry of alliances, Barrett-Jackson has taken on Coys as a partner for its European debut, and Sotheby's has joined with Poulain to capitalize on all the bidders that will be in town the weekend of May 26-28. We'll be joined by our European correspondent Richard Hudson-Evans to give you a detailed, on-site report as these auction armies clash in the night. eCarCentral eCarCentral.com is up and running. Just like debugging any prototype, we are daily massaging the site to make its 22,000 (and growing) database entries of collectible cars easier to access. At this time, there is no charge to use the site; just sign-in with your e-mail address, give yourself a user name and password, and start your search. If you come across a loose nut or bolt in our html, please drop us an e-mail and we'll get out our Internet torque wrench. Happy 50th Pebble Beach As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach, it seemed only fitting to have a rendition of the "Bugatti at Pebble Beach" by Harold Cleworth. famous 18th hole on our cover. Elegantly executed by noted artist Harold Cleworth is a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, owned by long-time SCM subscriber Chip Connor of Kowloon, Hong Kong. "I wanted a view of the bay with one lovely car in it," related Cleworth, "and at the end of the day, Connor 's Atalante was the last car there." With paintings in numerous prestigious collections, Cleworth has been referred to by Auto Week as, "The painter laureate of the automobile." The artist graciously allowed us to crop his painting to fit the requirements of our cover; the entire painting is shown above. The original of "Bugatti at Pebble Beach" was exhibited as part of the AFAS display at Pebble in 1998 and subsequently purchased by Mr. Connor. A limited edition of just 100 prints, each 36" x 15", and printed by inkjet on 100% rag paper, at $395 each, has been issued. For information, contact the artist at 310/577-9951 (CA). • Sports Car Market

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INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS CHRISTIE'S 1966 FERRARI 275GTB/2 SERIES II LONG NOSE AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM IN Los ANGELES, CALIFORNIA A PART OF THE CALIFORNIA CLASSIC 17 juNE 2000 1967 FERRARI 275GTB/4  1973 FERRARI 365GTS/4 DAYTONA CONVERTIBLE  1973 FERRARI 365GT4/BB  1974 FERRARI 246GT DINO  1972 FERRARI 365GTB/4 DAYTONA  1992 FERRARI 512TR tAdditiowa1ff -01/6J4ts, ‘%clude: 1974 FERRARI 246GTS DINO 1975 FERRARI 365GT/4 CONVERTIBLE 1983 FERRARI 512BBi 1992 FERRARI 512TR t'-7-ordcwthertif-ownationviletme contact.. BEVERLY HILLS: David Gooding, Malcolm Welford, Ian Kelleher Tel: (310) 385 2699 Fax: (310) 385 5875 NEW YORK: Miles Morris Tel: (212) 636 2277 Fax: (203) 341 9849 LONDON AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE: Rupert Banner, Colin Warrington, Nicholas Benwell, Christian Philippsen Tel: (44 20) 7389 2851 FAX: (44 20) 7627 8917 CATALOGUES: United States: (800) 395 6300 Worldwide: (44 20) 7389 2820 www.christies.com 1965 FERRARI 275GTB/2 A

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Pebble Beach 2000 t(ekidhawk  1=tI  I  11`..J  I  I c  s  - CLASSIC CAR EXPOSITION Jeep • um& 1930 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A CASTAGNA COMMODORE CABRIOLET Consignments being considered. AUGUST 16-20 , WicAllatz4 COI ECTION www.blackhawkcollection.com SPONSOR ED  IN  PART  BY: RobbVeport Worldwide. ollmtor Car (finsuranoe 4 114104 CAR GREGOR Magazine Showcase Tab.N.FEBBLE CONCOURS nth BEACH' d ELEGANCE'" Peter Hay Golf Course at The Lodge For further event information, and details of the cars being offered, please contact: OffiChhtlia 601feCti011 1092 EAGLES NEST PLACE DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA 94506-5872 TEL: (925) 736-3444 FAX: (925) 736-4375 EMAIL: lilo@blackhawkcollection.com

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Test-drive eCarCentral.com today FREE! Sports Car Market Magazine announces the first comprehensive, web-based International Registry for Collectible Cars eCarcentral.corn eCarCentraLcom defines a new era of collecting. It provides high-speed, on-line, instantaneous information about cars that will quickly make printed registries obsolete." "eCarCentraLcom brings together the databases and information from Sports Car Market, collectors, auction houses, Concours d'Elegance, restoration shops, exotic car dealers, classic car insurers, appraisers and more to provide the constantly updated information resource that collectors all over the globe need today"—Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market, founder of eCarCentral.com. " search sits Home atures search egtstrY Feggistry There are two ways to access our database of over 20,000 auction results. You may browse the entire database with the eCarCentral Browse Java applet. Or you may enter your search criteria below. For tips on using the search, click here. SSIfiedS esources ntact Us 30in "al ffa—TrF6---Ferrari  Serial Na 3769 GT v... tr." . thspla, 1962 to FE.5 10  r r Include oat, cars that sold Witt& only dews odth ti Sort by r Sort h■ auctton date C son by Po. resutts Pel Page To search the eCarCentral Registry, enter the desired criteria above. All fields are optional and may be used in different combinations tor advanced searching capability. If you are using Internet Explorer 4.01 or later you will also have acces to the Marque Finder, which will show the closest match are satisfied with your search criteria, click the _,--r.ntrel database of available marques as you type. Once you "Search" button. To view the entire organized by marques select the "Browse" button above to use our  browsing Java applet. While we are refining the site, it's open to SCM subscribers and friends ABSOLUTELY FREE, and with no obligations. Go to the site, choose a username and password, enter your e-mail address and you're in! Create your own "virtual collection" on the eCarCentrai.com site, and follow specific cars or marques that you are interested in. Soon, you'll be able to set up your own customized collector car news service, where you will be kept abreast of happenings in the collector car world. Have notices of auctions, concours, vintage races, rallies, club events and more e-mailed directly to you. Plus much, much more as this site grows... Introducing Car Collecting for the 21st Century A REAL reason for car fanatics to go on-line! eCarCentral.com is for all car enthusiasts, from sports to brass to hot rod to muscle to classic cars. If you're looking for information about a collectible car, you're likely to find it in the eCarCentral.com database. eCarCentraLcom is a serious, information-packed site for collectors who want to know what is going on in the market. Nearly every one of the tens of thousands of cars in the eCarCentral.com registry will have a VIN number and a description. eCarCentral.com is dedicated to using state-of-the-art techniques to bring you exactly what you need to make informed decisions about your collection, including buying, selling, insuring, transporting, repairing and more.

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  Doug Auburg leaves his Big Healey behind to hawk memorabilia. Evan McMullen with an early prototype of the Pope-mobile. Bentley guru Ted Reich and SCM "Motobilia" author Carl Bomstead. SGMers at the Portland Swap Meet Mr and Mrs. John Wilson turning a collection of vanity plates into cash to buy Healey parts with. Guy Recordon, of Guy's Interior Restorations, taking Monte Shelton and Bob Ames at their memorabilia a break from rejuvenating Ms. Banzer's Alfa. Wait—is booth, open just once a year at the Portland meet, that steering wheel from her car? Over-water bungalows at the Hotel Bali Hai. ;. ,-E,Lf-A  ,  -  • N-1(7)11-5 ,  Painted mountain backdrop leji over from the set of the movie "South Pacific." Polynesian Fright Pigs with Open Tourer Coachwork. tr -  ,/vRac A4-D J  © AWA F-7 —  '71 • Editor Mardi?' divulging the SCM secret of buying high and selling low, while making up the difference through volume. Future collectors Jonah, Alexandra and Lauren. example of Ferrari Daytona Haigler, John & Kathleen Schiffman, Joan Rogers & Arthur Lemay, Lauren Bailey, Skip Dusseau  and Eric Buechley (not pictured, Muppy Haigler). Waterfall was used as an  prices.  Keith, Cindy, Alexandra and Insider's Tour participants Toby & Sam Haberman, Mark & Jonah  Eric Buec  bl with the locals.

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00, NM, presented by Hagerty Classic Car Insurance. Ph) 800/561-0898; FAX 505/ 984-8682; www.roadrunner1000.com (NM). by Cindy Banzer Gossip Hotline: 503/ 261-0555 FAX: 503/ 252-5854 E-mail: cbanzer©sportscarmarket.com VThe 6th Annual Castle Hill (Ipswich, MA) Concours d'Elegance/Antique Car Show, 9/24/00, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, $20/ adults; $10/children, features tours of the Crane Estate. Ph) 978/356-4351; FAX 978/356-2143; www.castlehillconcours .com (MA). Events VThe History Channel previews the 50th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 6/10/00, 9:00 PM. Check local listings! Ph) 831/659-0663; FAX 831/659-1822 (CA). VThe Pick 'n' Pull Double 500, 6/21/ 00, conceived by Jay Lamm and Martin Swig, runs 500 miles in cars valued at $500 or less. Meet at the Corte Madera Denny's at 5:00 AM; end in Ukiah, CA, at 7:00 PM. No fee. Ph) 415/292-2700; FAX 415/292-2790 (CA). VThe 10th Annual Carlisle All-Truck Nationals, 6/23-25/00, Carlisle, PA, Fairgrounds, features competitions, concept trucks, professional Big Rigs, dueling Monster Trucks, swap meet, live entertainment and a truck beauty contest. Ph) 717/243-7855; FAX 717/243-0255 (PA). VAustin-Healeys Rendezvous Meet, 7/24-28/00, Ocean Shores, WA, expects over 100 Healeys for the autocross, 1/4mile run, popular choice concours and tech sessions. Chuck Breckenridge, ph) 800/791-6185 (WA). VBrooks USA, participating sponsor of Concorso Italiano, 8/18/00, 9:00 AM4:30 PM, Quail Lodge, CA; meet Italy's two best-known automotive leather craftsmen at the event. Tickets + parking, $40. Ph) 425/688-1903; FAX 425/646-5458; e-mail: ci@concorso.com; www.concorso.conn (WA). VRun the Luigi Vercotti Rally on the 2000 Jaguar Roadrunner 1000, 9/22-24/ June, 2000  VThe 9th Annual Bridgehampton Road Rallye, 10/14/00, a 100-mile timed run for pre-'54 sports and racing cars, has a 50-mile tour for pre-'22 cars and enactment of the Bridgehampton Street racing. Applications, Bridge Hampton Historical Society, 631/537-1088; http:// clubs.hemmings.com/bhhs/index.htm (NY). Auctions VBrooks' 12th Annual Sale of RollsRoyce on 6/3/00, Towcester Racecourse, is in conjunction with the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Annual Rally. Ph) (011) 20 7228 8000; FAX (011) 20 7585 0830 (ENGLAND). An ex-Scuderia Ferrari/Carlo Pintacuda Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A "Botticella" stars at Brooks' 3rd Annual Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA, 8/19/00, auction. Ph) 415/391-4000; FAX 415/3914040 (CA). VChristie's California Classic fiftycar auction, 6/17/00, 6:00 PM, Petersen Auto Museum, LA, CA, spotlights a '23 Bentley Three-Litre Open Four-Seater Sports Model, a '38 Bugatti T57C Atalante and a '65 Ferrari 275 GTB. Ph) 310/3852699; FAX 310/385-5875 (CA). VThe 15th Monterey Sports CarAuction, 8/18-19/00, Doubletree Hotel, Monterey, features a '64 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe CSX/2300, '39 "SCRAPE" Lincoln Zephyr Coupe and the '69 Porsche 917/022 ex-Steve McQueen car driven in the film, "Le Mans." RM Auctions, ph) 613/476-9132; FAX 613/476-9133; www.rmauctions.com (CANADA). Vin addition to Road America, 7/2122/00, Dana Mecum holds a 9/2/00 Vintage Race & Sports Car Auction, Lime Rock, CT, Fall Festival. Ph) 815/568-8888; FAX 815/568-6615 (IL). New Stuff VYour own Scarfiotti & Bandini '63 Le Mans winning Ferrari 250P in 1:12th-scale model kit is available from Creative Miniature Associates, specialists in large scale, limited edition, hand-built models and the exclusive agent for Retrotoys. Ph) 631/667-5423; FAX 631/667-5419 (NY). VDeLorean Motor Company's new on-line store lists a million parts, 3,000 part numbers and the complete factory parts manual; DMC sponsors "Millennium—The DeLorean Motor Company Concours," DeLorean Car Show 2000, 6/15-18/00, Cleveland, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Ph) 281/568-9573; FAX 281/5689386; www.delorean.com (TX). VGrundy's Key Club Insurance Pro- gram provides insurance for car clubs and museums. Ph) 800/338-4005 (PA). VBentley Manhattan, 50th St. & Madison Ave., NYC, opens in June. Rolls/ Bentley clothing and accessories are available, along with car leasing and purchasing. Overheard VSCMers swept the 2000 Amelia Island Concours awards; over 30 subscribers received medals—Best of Show, '38 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900, Oscar Davis, Elizabeth, NJ; Car of Timeless Beauty, '38 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, Bob Bahre, Oxford, ME. Complete results next month. Transitions VAnna Sokolow, a modern-dance choreographer known for her social commitment and searing depictions of urban loneliness, died on March 29 at her home in Manhattan. She was 90. SCM Publisher Martin, while a dance student at the Juilliard School, served as a rehearsal director for Ms. Sokolow, and performed the role of "the Dreamer" in her landmark ballet, "Rooms." Known as a harsh taskmaster who expected perfection from her performers, Ms. Sokolow told students, "I don't dislike you; that's not why I'm hard on you. But I love dance more than I love you." The dance world is the poorer for her passing, but the richer for her contributions over the years. Martin dedicates this issue of SCM to her memory.• 11

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Auction 101 Part 5 of an Insider's Look at an Auction Buy A Car Without A Test Drive? by "Fairly Honest" Bob LeFlaft One of the most common objections to buying a car at an auction is that in most cases, you can't test drive the car prior to sale. Here are some ideas to help with that. Firstly, if your desire to test drive your potential purchase is to determine if you like that particular make or model, put away the bidder paddle, and enjoy the sale. Auctions are for people who have decided what they want, they just have not yet found the right color, year, condition, or price. If you want to know what an Alfa Duetto is like to drive, find someone who owns one and beg a test drive, or go and find one advertised for sale in SCM and test drive that. If, however, you know from vast experience that a Nash Metropolitan is the car for you, then head off to an auction that has a few examples, and look—I mean really look—at the cars offered. It helps if you know a bit about them, but even if you don't, know what you want in the way of condition. Is it a National Show winner you want or just a driver? What are you most comfortable working on with cars; are you mechanically adept, or are you better at cosmetic stuff? If you know those things, then you are able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a particular car matched to your abilities or comfort levels. Talk to the owner. While not everything they say is complete gospel truth, in a conversation most owners will provide some information even if they don't mean to. You must listen carefully for indications of how the car has been used, frequency of maintenance and similar information. If for example, your beloved Humber Super Snipe has been on display in the Podunk Museum of Modern History for twenty years, you will most probably have to mechanically restore it before you can take it to a 7-Eleven. If it just finished the Colorado Grand in style, you can draw a more positive inference. Listen to it run, ask the owner to start it, and be quiet and look and listen. Try to let it warm up, watch the exhaust, pop the radiator cap and look at and smell the coolant, check the oil and brake fluid. Sit in the car with the engine running and listen to it, rev it up gently and pump the brake pedal. If the owner will permit it, select first gear and ease the clutch out, and feel and listen some more. You can form an educated guess from these small tests, but supplement them with a careful look around, most importantly underneath the car. Does the detailing jibe with what the owner says about it and most importantly, does it jibe with the car as a whole? If your baby has a superb paint job, wonderful chrome and fresh upholstery, but the underside is dirty, or even worse, freshly undercoated, you may be looking at a car spruced up for the auction and hiding significant flaws. To quote Yogi Berra, "You can see a lot from just looking." Professional car dealers have learned whether or not to bid on a car at auction after a five-minute walk-around. Every used car tells its own story, and the more you listen to what the car has to say, the better prepared you will be to bid or to walk away.• 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 • Hot-sham, PA 19044 www.grundy.com 14  Worldwide Collector Car Insurance 1-800-338-4005 Sports Car Market

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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. Restore or Sell As Is? Dear Mr. Kerb: I recently looked at a car I know nothing about, a 1959 Fiat Autobianchi. It is a complete and rust-free California car. The car needs paint and upholstery, but it could make a decent car; it even has a sliding fabric sun roof Is there life (profit) if I took it in trade for $1,000? —M.P., via e-mail Dear Mr. P: Sounds like you have a Bianchina, basically a special-bodied Fiat 500 built by Bianchi. They are cute little cars, but aren't seen too often Stateside, probably due to the limited performance from the diminutive 500cc two-cylinder powerplant. with still more work ahead. He had no idea of the car's worth when I questioned him about the economics of the undertaking. (I've got a restored 1974 GTV with $22K in receipts; that's why I asked.) Do you have any idea of this model's value when completed?—J. T., Sylmar, CA Dear Mr. T: When a car spends time in a restoration shop, the bills can quickly exceed its value. A Zagato-bodied Fiat 8V is one of those cars that can be worth doing IF the car isn't missing any expensive bits. In this case, the most expensive bit and the one most often missing is the 8V engine. The Zagatos usually fall into the $200,000plus price range. I suppose that a drop-dead  geous,  gorPebble Some micros are hot, and we're not talking beer. Today, there is a growing interest in microcars. Messerschmitt, Isetta and the like have pulled good prices at auction the last few years and compared to those two, the Bianchina is almost a car. That still might not make the car a bigmoney maker if you start to lavish restoration dollars on it. If it runs and drives and isn't likely to give a new owner tetanus (you claim that it's not rusty), it is worth at least twice the trade-in value that you have allowed. When nicely restored, it could fetch $5-7,000, maybe even close to $10,000 if you find some well-heeled microcar nut looking to "move up" to the Bianchina's twenty-five angry horsepower. Problem is, it can easily cost all of your "profit" to restore the car to the level at which it has a hope of selling for top dollar. Unless you can clean it up cheaply, sell it as-is to someone who can or thinks that they can. Dear Mr. Kerb: I was recently at a restoration shop in southern California and saw a 1953 Fiat 8V Zagato coupe under intense restoration. Most of the exterior body panels looked (to me) like they needed tons of work, though the panel beater told me he has been working on it for six months 16  Beach-quality Zagato with no excuses (for its history, specs or originality) might even pull $300,000 if the car was offered to the right crowd. Restoration shop time on a car like this is about $10,000 per month. If the purchase price of the car wasn't outrageous and the car can be finished within, say, a year (another $120,000 outlay) the project might make financial sense. If the owner bought the car as a driver, and paid near retail and discovered more air than metal under the paint, it just might mirror your experience with your 1974 GTV, but on a larger scale. Dear Mr. Kerb: I am very keen to purchase a Lancia Stratos, but am wary, for I have no experience in purchasing a car from Europe. Can you give me any advice on how I should move forward? Are there reputable brokers to contact? How does one find out if a classic car dealer in Europe currently has one available?—L.P., via e-mail Dear Mr. P: The "Bill Gates Law" that went into effect last August (December 1999, "Sheehan Speaks," page 23) exempts certain low-production cars from compliance with federal safety standards. This basically means that you don't have to do the D.O.T., but you still have to perform the EPA modifications. The law is really intended to allow a well-funded enthusiast to import cars like the Jaguar Xi 220 or Porsche 959, both fuel-injected cars with a good chance of producing no more than the required tailpipe emissions. If I were you, before I went to all th - effort of find ing a car off shore, I would do my search here first. I have seen a few Stratos on the road in the US. I saw the paperwork on two of those cars and noticed LC that they both were imported as 1973 models. (I think that the Italians have built and perfected a time machine for cars, and it stands right next to their Alfa SZ chassis recreation machine.) The federal view of old-car legality is that when a car reaches twenty-five years old, there are no federal standards to meet. Many states go along with this, though you should check with your state before you buy champagne for everybody. California currently exempts cars built before 1974; as far as I know, this is the most stringent state, emissions-wise. Depending on your state of residence, it might be possible to hang a license plate on the back of a Stratos legally without any modifications at all. This can also mean that if your state follows the Fed's twentyfive-year-old criteria, you can import a car that is titled as a 1975 (or earlier) without the need for the "Gates Law" or any other waivers. But try to find a car that is already here in the US before you begin your worldwide search. If you can't find a car advertised, perhaps a want ad in SCM will produce a few phone calls? Dear Mr. Kerb: I am sure that I am quite typical in my desire for a '50s or '60s sports car I grew up in the '50s and had my share of usedup Triumphs, MGs, Healeys, etc. Now that I can afford to look back at my younger days, I have been reading the classified ads, visiting dealers and reading SCM. Here is the problem: I have looked at MGBs, several Triumphs (TR3, 4), and a few early XK Jaguars. I can afford a good car, so don't think that I have been looking at bad cars, but the problem is in the performance and brakes. I used to think that my old sports cars went around corners like they were on rails and that they were very responsive to even the smallest steering input. Generally, I can say that my daughter's Honda Civic would blow the doors off of any of the vintage cars I've tried, and they are no comparison at all to my BMW 325 coupe. I was quite interested to read your comments on the MGTC a few months back (February 2000, page 14). I wonder if you can move it up a decade or so to include my cars of choice?—R.D., San Francisco, CA Dear Mr. D: I started noticing the same phenomena back in the '80s. Suddenly (or at least it was sudden to me) the average imported sedan was clipping through the pylons like a Lotus Europa and was buzzing around the skidpad at 0.8G. Pick up a copy of any car magazine that has a road test summary and look at the 0-60 times, not for the sports cars but for the regular "drivers." I checked myself, and found that 0-60 for a Honda Civic Si is 7.4 seconds and for the new VW Beetle is 7.1 seconds. By comparison, I checked two road test summaries covering 1958 and 1963. The 0-60 data makes very interesting reading: Aston DB4, 8.4 seconds; Healey 3000 (twin-carb), 11.2 seconds; Ferrari 250 GTE, 8.0 seconds; MGB (three main), 12.5 seconds; TR4, 10.5 seconds; Jaguar XK 150S (250 hp), 7.3 seconds; 300SL roadster, 7.0 seconds and Porsche Speedster (1600 Super), 10.5 seconds. Bear in mind that the road testers of those '50s and '60s cars produced those numbers using a dragrace-type, dropthe-clutch start. I am sure that none of us treat our vintage cars that way. Result? Today the old cars will accelerate to 60 mph even slower than those numbers and the VW or Honda would win the race against any car on the list. And then there is the black magic of tires and brakes. The old road tests didn't measure braking distance and only described the handling in qualitative terms. Today, most of us know that modern cars really stop and most of them, thanks to asymmetric tire construction, modern rubber compounds and improved geometry, really handle. That is Part I of "Why cars don't seem as good as they used to." Part II is called, "Look at what Sports Car Market

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Restoration - Service Sales - Automobilia Memorabilia - Gift Shop 22 11W REST www.guildclassiccars.com ow Witt* Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 -5:00 Sat: 9:30 - 3:00 1936 Custom Cord 454 Big Block Chevy 1950 Custom Mercury The Guild of Automotive Restorers is a full service restoration facility serving the needs of the International collector car hobby. We do everything in house from mechanical to upholstering so that we control the quality of every task performed during a restoration. One of our proudest accomplishments over the years has been the assembling of our team of experts craftsmen who range from the very gifted young to the old hands with forty years experience under their belt. The are indisputably the top of their profession and this results in restorations which can be accomplished as efficiently and effectively as is possible with such a difficult task. Restoration is an expensive proposition no matter how it is done but it is always more expensive to restore a car improperly, especially if the restorers are experimenting. To be the most cost, and more importantly, quality effective you need experienced personnel working on your car with a master restorer overseeing the whole procedure. This is what you get at The Guild and it is for that reason that collectors and enthusiasts from all over North America bring their cars to The Guild. If you would like an even better idea of what we do let me encourage you to visit our web site www.guildclassiccars.com where you can see our services listed in detail and you can get a taste of our expertise. 1934 Bentley 1964 Chevy Impala SS 409 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio We feel that one of the most important things in a restoration project is your comfort level. We remember that this is a hobby and a passion for you the same way it is an art and a passion for us. If you have a project you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call. We look forward to hearing from you. The Guild of Automotive Restorers PO Box 1150, 44 Bridge St., Bradford, ON L32 2B5 Canada Tel: (905)775-0499 Fax: (905) 775-0944

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else you were driving." It must have been a complete shock back in the '50s to get out of a Plymouth their developmentally disabled, old sporty cars around the back roads for three days. There is mechanical vice I can give you is, "newer is better." An MGB is much more modern than a Jaguar XK 120. Being unit construction, it is more modern than either of the Triumphs on your list. The MGB is a pretty solid and not-very-complicated car. The parts are cheap and there are a few well-developed upgrades (like tube shocks for the Stop-light drags against new Beetles can be a real downer fin- DB4 owners. Cranbrook and squeeze yourself behind the wheel of a Porsche 356. Now you are climbing out of your BMW 325 and into a MGB, which is not the direction in the food chain that you should go if you are interested in keeping pace with more modern cars. You can return to the cars of your youth but, unfortunately, not much else is the same. Unless you use the car under the same conditions that existed when they were new, a vintage sports car feels out of place and somehow disconnected with the pace and dynamics of street driving today. This is why events like classic rallies are so popular. A group of like-minded enthusiasts flog help if you need it and even a van to carry all of the cargo that won't fit into your steed. Luckily, you live in northern California where you can find those same uncrowded back roads without writing a check to Martin Swig. My guess is that you will enjoy the sports car experience a lot more if you don't put the cars to work under the conditions in which we place our Hondas and Toyotas. So, what you will have is a weekend car. Weekend traffic is typically a little crowded and slow, putting a premium on brakes more than sheer horsepower. I can tell by the cars that you have considered so far that you are leaning toward the British end of things. The best ad-  Vintage Rail CALENDAR JUNE La Carrera Nevada, 7-10. Historically correct production cars, foreign or domestic built, 1954 or before. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) 2000 BMW Seattle Classic Motorcar Rally, 8-11. Contact: Doug Breithaupt, 206/323-0624 (WA) 11-24. Transcontinental rally race, open to all pre-1951 vehicles. Contact: Greatrace, L.L.C., 817/573-7223 (TX) Pick 'n' Pull Double 500,21. Cars with value of $500 or less, on which you've spent not more than $250 on roadworthiness. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/ 292-2700 (CA) The History Channel Great Race 2000, JULY La Carrera Classica, 20-22. Ensenada, Baja CA, Mexico. Contact: R. Kelley Gibbs, 510/654-2790 (CA); amocdb6@ao1.com Conclave 2000 Indianapolis, 23-27. Austin-Healeys. Contact: Jim Frakes, 317/ 577-3000 (IN); jimf@frakes-eng.com Rally in the Valley 2000, 7-9. Penticton, B.C., Canada. British cars. Contact: Reg & Bill Hooper, 250/492-2203 (BC); ve7pm@vip.net A UGUST Northwest Classic Rally, 10-13. 1968 and earlier sports cars. Contact: Jim Gunter, 503/698-8090 or 503/3824503 (OR) SEPTEMBER Silver State Classic Challenge, 14-17. Nevada Highway 318. Contact: Gary Patterson, 702/631-6166 (NV) The Cannonball Baker Classic, 1522. From New York to San Francisco, open to any car built in 1971 or earlier. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) 2000 Jaguar Roadrunner 1000, 22-24. Colorado Grand, 11-16. Beaver Creek, Colorado. Contact: Leslie Mangan, 970/ 926-7810 (CO) 1 8  Special interest or pre-1976 cars. Contact: John Smallwood, 800/745-9910, 505/988-3400 (NM); joluismallwood@santafehotels.com OCTOBER Forza Mille V12, 1-6. Any Ferrari, any V12. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/ 645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com Australia's Melbourne Mille, 24-28. TR3/MGA; AH 100 class. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) NOVEMBER California "Mini" Mille, 2-5. Cars built before 1972. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) BCC Fall Flashback Rally, 11. British cars. Contact: Michael, 843/766-9226 (SC); carnellm@palmettobug.com Texas 1000,12-17. Pre-1974 sports, racing or GT cars or any Ford-powered performance car of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com JANUARY 2001 New Years Day "anti-football" Run, 1. All cars over 25 years old. Contact: Martin Swig, 415/292-2700 (CA) MARCH 2001 Forza Amelia 11-16. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com MAY 2001 New England 1000, 20-25. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com SEPTEMBER 2001 Forza Mille, September 30-October 5. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; www.vintagerallies.com NOVEMBER 2001 Texas 1000, 4-9. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintage rallies.com• BIKE BUYS 1946 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead T he first overheadvalve Harley was the 1936 E model, nicknamed the Knucklehead for the shape of its aluminum rocker covers which were said to resemble the knuckles of a fist. (Later variations called the EL, F, and FL vary in engine size and compression ratio.) The Knucklehead is the ancestor of the Panhead, Shovelhead and the Evolution V-twin engines that followed. The Knucklehead was the first Harley with a recirculating oil system, with an oil tank behind the engine. There was no rear suspension, hence the term "hardtail," and wouldn't be until the 1958 HarleyDavidson Duo-Glide (a "softail"). The wide leather seat moved up and down on its post, cushioning the rider, more or less, and mostly less, from bumps. Front suspension was by large exposed springs. The "springer" front end of the Knucklehead was so visually impressive that Harley reintroduced it in the late 1980s on the Springer Softail. There is an art to starting a knucklehead. Retard the spark with the left twist grip, then turn on the ignition switch, located between the dual tanks. Push down on the knob on the left gas tank to allow gas to flow to the single Linkert carburetor. Flip the choke lever on the left Years produced  Colors  Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight (dry)  Original list price  Value today (restored)  Estimated value in three years  Frame #  Engine #  Web site  Perfect Knucklehead owner  Ratings: ** .11Fun to ride  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  Sports Car Market is Best. front) that make them better than they were when new. They are also much easier on the wallet, especially in view of the fact that you can drop over twenty large on a new Miata. Of course, the Miata will do things like start, accelerate and brake in ways that will cause an MGB to look for an "assisted-driving" garage for old sports cars.• '46 H-D owned and restored by Roy Burke of Portland, Oregon. side of the bike. Then hoist yourself into the air and slam down the kick start on the right side (no sissy electric start on these bikes). This motorcycle has a left-foot clutch and left-side hand gearshift, which can make downshifting, coming to a stop and balancing the bike with both feet rather exciting. There's a reason so many knuckleheads have scratches on the left side of their tanks. When new, the vibrating, noisy Knucklehead was the standard setter at its price. Today, stockbrokers think it's exciting to take their full-dressed, chrome-bedecked $22,000 bagger Harleys on weekend rides to the local vineyard for Chardonnay tasting. When a vintage bike collector is riding a hand-shift hardtail Knucklehead, he knows he's got the real thing, the Adam of the Harley clan. And he probably has the bruises on his posterior to prove it.—Bill Neill• 1936-1947 red, gray 6,084 (in 1946 only) 61 or 74 cubic inches 4-speed 565 lb. $465 $18-20,000 $22-24,000 None Left side of crankcase www.harley-davidson.com Someone with a thirst for the real thing

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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 Austin-Healey 1965 3000 MKIII. Red/black, chrome wires, pretty. $23,900. BMW 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Red/tan, 102M sport seats, all records. $24,500 1936319/1. Black &burgundy/black. 102 built. $59,000. 1987 325.4 DR. Silver/beige, 5 SP, 150M, very nice. $3,500. 1990 525i. Black/gray, 137M, auto, good transportation. $6,900. Cadillac 1960 Coupe de Ville. Black/black, low miles, nice condition. $9,500. Chevrolet 1968 Corvette roadster. Blue/ blue, 4-speed, 2 tops, 68K miles, rebuilt. $17,500. 1972 Corvette roadster. 454, seafoam green/black leather, 4speed, A/C. $28,500. Fiat 1934 508 S Balilla Sports Spider. Yellow/black, 4-speed. $37,500. Ford 1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MK IIA. Green/black, chrome wires, older restoration. $23,000. 1965 Cobra replica. 427 body, red/tan, 302, 5-speed. Good build quality. $24,500. 1965 Mustang fastback. Green/ black, Shelby clone, 289, auto. $14,500. Jaguar 1958XK 150 DHC. Red/black, auto, great original car. $37,000. 1967 2+2. 4-speed, burgundy, pretty. $14,500. 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet. Cream/ Oxblood, 4-speed, A/C, superb. $29,500. - 1969 E-type S II Roadster. Robin's egg blue/black, C/W/W, rebuilt motor. $32,500. 1971 V12 Coupe. 4-speed, A/C, C/VV/VV. Silver, weak paint. $14,500. Jensen 1976 Interceptor Ill convertible. Silver/black, A/C works, decent. $24,900. . • ,, oil(' lid 1960 MGA 1600. Red/black, recent restoration. Very nice car. $14,900. Land Rover 1997 Defender 90. Red/black, auto, 14.5K miles, A/C, brush guards, as new. $43,500. Lotus 1966 Elan S2 convertible. Red/ black, a nice little car. $17,500. 1971 Elan +2S. Red/black, 49K miles, weak paint, very original. $9,750. Mazda 1990 Miata. Blue/black, alloys, A/C, P/S, excellent condition. $5,900. Mercedes-Benz 1960 Adenauer. Black/red, auto, sun roof, A/C, runs well. $17,500. 1962190SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops, good example. $22,500. 1964 230SL. White/red, 4-speed, 2-tops, good example. $21,500. 1966 250SE Coupe. Auto, A/C, no rust. $10,500. 1970280SL. Champagne/tan, auto, 2-tops, alloys. $18,500. 1971 280SE Convertible. Milan/ tan, US car. $52,500. MG 1955 TF 1500. Red/black, wire wheels, super original. $17,500. 1965 MGB. Tartan red/black, overdrive, honest example. $5,500. 1968 MGB. Primrose/black, very original, black plates, solid wheels. $6,900. 1969 MGB. Black/black leather, great car, good value. $9,500. Morris 1967 Minor convertible. Dark gray/ gray, black plates, super original. $5,900. Pontiac 1967 Firebird convertible. Yellow/black, 6-cyl., auto, super original. $11,500 Porsche 1960356 B Super Cabriolet. White/ blue leather, new top and interior. $34,500. 1973911 Targa. Silver. Clearance. $6,500. 1985 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Black/gray, 121K miles, rebuilt motor. $23,500. Rolls -Royce/Bentley 1987 Silver Spur. White/white, 88K miles, good value. $24,900 Automotive Art 15 limited edition Harold Cleworth prints available. For more information visit www.chequeredflag.com!

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 You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 503/252-5854, e-mail: mail@sportscarmarket.com Dear SCM: Someone just showed me a copy of Auto Week with SCM Editor Martin's report of the '89 Speedster that sold at Amelia Island. I think you nailed the whole story of these things right on the proverbial head, especially the last sentence about driving versus storing the car, and the affect on the value. I have agonized between driving it and storing it ever since you found it for me at Ron Tonkin's. Think I'll just drive it. About that weather sealing: there ain't any to speak of. Were you aware that when I bought one of these things new, an agreement had to be signed acknowledging, as the new owner, that the top was for emergency use only and should not be taken through car washes? In addition, the agreement pointed out that a certain amount of weather would intrude in the cockpit. I'd love to meet the character who specified the options on mine. I mean, don't you think it's ironic that a car that really can't be driven in the rain has high-intensity windshield washers and limited-slip differential? I have harbored this theory, given that the Speedsters were the last of the old 901 series 911s, that maybe they emptied out the storeroom of surplus options and put them on the Speedsters. Great car though.—Phil Lampman, via e-mail Dear SCM: In response to Jim Schrager's article, "How Not to Sell Your 906" (April 2000, page 68), I would like to present the other side of this story. The owner of S/N 906.137, one of Germany's largest collectors, planned to be at the auction but couldn't attend due to uncontrollable circumstances. He had called me to look in on it on the morning of its scheduled sale at the B-J Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. After taking two sweeps through the field in search of this car, I was unable to locate it and was told by B-J personnel that the car had not been checked in. I proceeded to search for the car and found it outside the compound where it had been dropped off by the freight company four days earlier, heavily laden with dust, with damage to the fiberglass shell on the front of the car. To top it off, the keys were missing. I tried to clean the car and find a way to start it without the keys but decided against hot-wiring it because of the risk of damaging the vehicle. This is an ex-Hans Herrmann car, with racing provenance, one of the most desirable 906s on the market, 20  and it was a race winner. We tried to make this information known while the car was on the block, but because of the viewing time lost while it sat outside the compound, it wasn't properly presented. It was unfortunate that communication between B-J and the owner wasn't better, and that the car fell through the cracks. The owner is planning to bring it to Monterey this August to give the auction block another try.—Brad Brioux, Vancouver, B.C., Canada Dear SCM: The purchase price of an old car is usually just the starting point. The purchase decision is, do you start low or start high? The result is always to spend more, sooner or later. Let's be honest, auctions are a risky place to buy vehicles; you don't get to road test them. It is like getting married on the first date. So why do people buy cars that way? What does the price paid really mean? Price is not always value to the market. Further, there are collectors, dealers and traders in the market, each with a very different agenda. Does a collector really buy low so he/she can sell high? I don't believe so. Dealers and traders are there for profit. I am not sure that collectors care about resale price. The cost is whatever it takes to satisfy a passion. After all, what makes a Fiat Jolly sell at $23,000? Why not interview this buyer? It is a story, I am sure.—Walt Kearsley, Rochester, MI Dear SCM: Thought you might like to know I recently found and bought the original bill of sale to my Ferrari 330 America, along with the import paper dating back to 1963, on eBay. It shows the origi- .-........— ...,....-.- .... .......... istfai sefac ..e.r., az4 ontour .63  1608/153  VAT -4._ ........• 1.17331 mum.. ACrIc3A 3, ieo - vita AAara. NA, TO3L 13 A.A. `•°-----7.7.". ' -::::.77.-17..Z.-7.1.- ::::=.7„:„.-....7.-• an • 7375.- 0.0., Min A. 5051 011383/9 11 11 3051  tn.. aorwasor,33, leer mneating adrror an  1/3 iloreler  row,   • Oolar:  3.1317.r.313 10.133 3.1%.  133632,33417, MI. 33, MA - ••  ., ::..:=,..7, -='..::::..:.:7.7.17.-- CAA AAA. award win stools I. Atm, sot or Conls - •raaahar 330 gaarriram satotaa0110, ball. 0..0 2.2 A3/ 31313.11133riemt. costplet• ..,.;_: T234. • • ''' 7,A10,. A,. 7 875.. A.Ak.A. nal wholesale price of the car to Chinetti Motors at $7,875. —Tom Yang, New York, NY Dear SCM: I would like to hear more about your magazine as I try to be involved and understand the others and how they think.—Mary Joy Molinski, Peabody, MA We ARE the others, and when it comes to collecting cars, often we rarely think at all. Rational thought just gets in the way.—ED. Dear SCM: In the April 2000 issue, Lawrie Lock writes that he/ she doesn't like the cover artwork and would rather see photos ("Comments with Your Renewals," page 32). Now there's a novel concept. Nobody's doing photos, except maybe Road & Track, Car and Driver Motor Trend, Automobile and every other magazine in the world! Seriously, I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but 1 find your covers to be among the most evocative examples of automotive art that I have seen. Please do not change them.—Rob Sass, St. Louis, MO We won't. In fact, SCM will be one of the sponsors of the art show at Meadowbrook this year—ED. Dear SCM: I have really enjoyed watching SCM grow over the years and it has always been fun and informative. You don't have to change anything for me. I'm sure that as long as you keep having fun publishing it, I'll keep enjoying it. I do miss An a bit, though, and Keith, stop whining about your Ferrari. You got a great car at a gift price, if you ask me.—Mike Robinson, Plains, PA However; the Ferrari has turned into the gift that keeps on taking. But we love it anyway—ED. Dear SCM: As an auto enthusiast, I subscribe to many magazines, but yours is by far the most interesting. . .and the only one I read cover-to-cover. It was good to see that you included the Acura NSX in your Price Guide (February 2000, page 30). My daughter and I both drive these great sports cars (the only father-daughter drivers in North America, according to Acura's records) and have owned a total of five between us. It will be interesting to see how the NSX's values move over the next few years.—Michael L. Shaw, Stone Mountain, GA .sip • DIES50 44430. A 01,311 CA10110 Ii4lIANO 4.0FNA ift/I00 COO.WAIION1 C  ; - ...•  I  -  501X113 safes What once was lost, now is found. . .on eBay. Dear SCM: I was intrigued by Alex Leventhal's column ("Get it in Writing," March 2000, page 60), largely because it was my understanding that insurance coverage, whether of the garden va- riety or collector sort, was rendered null and void the moment a car entered the hot pits. I know PCA refers to their events as driver education programs, but really, who's fooling whom here? And I can't believe the chutzpah of the 911 driver who was the subject of Leventhal's column. He'd already collected from one track accident in a race car that had obviously been modified to participate in speed contests. Didn't he think he was going to the well once too often when he filed a second claim within a year of the first? (I'm also wondering about his driving skills— driver education, indeed).—Preston Lerner, via e-mail Dear SCM: I'm currently driving a BMW Z3 2.3-liter, which I bought new about a year ago; only 3,000 miles on the odometer. Saturday I test drove and fell in love with a 1991 Porsche 911 C2 with 40,000 miles. (I've had three 911s in the past, and have loved all three.) The car is extremely clean, but not concours. Your Price Guide shows a spread of $24,500 to $28,000 for this car, and the ads in the national Porsche club magazine tend to bear this out. There is no Blue Book value on the Z3 (it's still a 2000), but the BMW dealer thinks I could advertise it for $31,900 and get $31,000—which I think is about right. The dealer selling the 911 is asking $35,000 for the Porsche and has offered $29,000 for my Z3. He says he paid more than $28,000 for the C2. The way I look at it, the cars are about of equal value, and he's looking for a $6,000 margin. (There is a good point in trading, since under Massachusetts law the buyer pays tax only on the difference between the car you buy and the one you trade in.) I'm tempted to offer $2,000 for the swap on a "take-it-orleave-it" basis. Could I have the benefit of your view on this?—Bob Sundmacher, via e-mail Jim Schrager replies: The dealer is about $3K high on the C2 and $2K low on the Z3, but he has to make a living somehow. If you want to have all the fun of finding your own C2 and selling your own Z3, you can do that and save his margin, less any sales tax effect. I'd be very tempted to take his deal, but we may value our time differently. I would certainly try this $2K take-it-or-leave-it idea, but don't be too insulted if he lets you walk. Dear SCM: You're spreading mis-information about split-window Microbuses with a sliding door on not one, but both sides (German Sports Car Market

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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. n Liability ($100,000 single limit) Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Annual Rates: 1st car $15.00, 2nd $10.00, 3rd $5.00 • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist—Rates as required by your State. Car 1 $  Car 2 $  Car 3 $  • 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 • 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. • Physical Damage (Collision)—Annual Rate—$0.35 per $100 of insurance for each vehicle. NO DEDUCTIBLE. Vehicles 25 yrs. or older. (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 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  We Require: 1. PHOTO of all vehicles listed 2. APPRAISAL for each vehicle valued at $20,000 or over Body Type  ANTIQUE AUTOS TO BE INSURED V.I.N. (Vehicle I.D. Number)  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:  J.C. TAYLOR ANTIQUE AUTO INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 320 South 69th Street • Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082 web site: www.jctaylor.com Make  Series or Model  Serial or Motor Number  Policy Minimum Premium $50.00 Present Valuation (Amount of Insurance) _J

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CLASSIC CLASSIC :i 1?T CASE SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles With over 25 Years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-selling-restoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock 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. Mini-Profile, April 2000, page 67). All split-window type Its have either one or two sets of double swingout doors. Also, the double/doubledoor buses are not called "walk through" Transporters. A walkthrough is a bus with bucket seats and a pathway to the back between them. Better luck figuring out what a barn-door bus is!—Berkeley Brian, Portland, OR Dear SCM: In the Auction Report's description (McCormick Auction, May 2000, page 58) of Lot #169, a 1961 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I, you stated that the windshield pillars were painted the body color. Since you mentioned this, I assume you may think this is an anomaly but it's not. All Healeys, except BJ7s and 8s, have painted pillars. Sometimes you'll see polished or chrome ones, but that's wrong.—Chuck Breckenridge, Edmonds, WA 1949 Jaguar XK-120 "Alloy"  Roadster. Superb restored example.  1986 Porsche Carrera Sunroof Coupe, excellent example. Dear SCM: I've been saving for a Boxster for about two years. Now that I'm ready to take the plunge, I'm seeing a whole new dilemma. The Audi TT roadster is beginning to look really good. Please tell me where or if I am wrong here. . . I am a fan of both marques. My very first car was a 1956 356 Cabriolet back in 1968. My current daily car is a Audi A4 Turbo Quattro Sport. I also have an Alfa Spider for weekends. Wagon. Excellent original condition.  1959 Morris Minor Traveler  What's your advice?—Bill Roash, via e-mail 1963 MGB Roadster, restored like new. Michael Duffey responds: I actually was waiting for a Boxster when they first came out. I had the cash in fist, ready to go, but hesitated before placing an order for a car. They would only sell the cars for "list" if you ordered a car. All of the magazines seemed to be drooling over the car, but I wasn't so sure. 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I roadster. Superb original, 27K miles. 1974 Jaguar XKE roadster. Excellent original & low miles. 1962 Ferrari 250GTE  Restored. Excellent example.  1965 VW 21 Window Microbus. Excellent original bus. 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 e-mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. Visit Us Online www.classicshowcase.conn 22  Finally, at a journalist's media day I had a chance to drive a Boxster and a 993 back to back at Sears Point. An unfair comparison, you might say, but I was convinced not to buy a Boxster when I simply opened the door and got behind the wheel. The plastic used for the interior trim was the same color and texture as that on my Toyota pickup. On the track, the front struts juttered and the gear change was, well, a little better than my old Lotus Europa. I have driven the more powerful versions since and still find them a poor substitute for a second-hand 993. Think of the Boxster as a New Age 914. The TT is a cool car. I drove one at Laguna Seca last spring. They only had the standard FWD model. (I don't know when we will get a shot at the 4WD.) But anyway, aside from the torque steer in the lower gears, the car goes like stink and at the sub-100 mph stuff we were able to throw at it, was well behaved and actually able to reel in about anything else out there. I even caught an Acura NSX with it. The TT's looks are not as traditional as the Boxster (i.e., you can tell the Boxster is a Porsche, but the TT looks more like a dry lakes modified Beetle). The interior of the TT—sure, it's Flash Gordon with all of the alloy, etc., but I wonder if it will seem as silly as flat-black trim and gold wheels seem now. Finally, the Euro press is unimpressed with the rear-end lift of the TT I assume this is the high-horsepower model but it sounds like we can expect a rear wing or trim tab on the US cars. My verdict, if cost is a factor, and you say it is: buy the TT If you can save a little more money, buy a second-hand 993. They are, in my opinion, the best sports car in the world. Dear SCM: Just got the May issue with the review of the RM Classic Car Auction at Amelia Island, Florida (page 40), and have a few comments. The Lambo 350 GT's odometer reads 19,000 km, not miles (Lot #225, page 44). The Allard Palm Beach roadster had the four-cylinder Consul engine, not the six-cylinder Zephyr (Lot #211, page 41). Referenced as a Ford Consul Six would make it unique! Also, if a car has to be pushed across the block, I think that should be noted. While I know, and have written to you in the past, about grading being subjective, it seems Mr. Brownell is very gracious with his grades, while Dave Kinney is very tough, as shown by his reviews of autos at the New York Auto Salon (February 2000, page 35). I'm seeing a "Brownell 2" might equal a "Kinney 3," which is good to know. If I hadn't been at Amelia and seen the Lambo 350 GT (graded as 2- by Mr. Brownell) and compared that to the Lambo 350 GT at the NY Auto Salon (which I also attended, and was graded 3+ by Mr. Kinney) I might think the Amelia car was better, when if you put them side-by-side, the NY car was probably one to two grades better in anyone's book. I believe Mr. Kinney would have graded the Amelia Lambo as a 3to a 4. Lastly, how about a post-auction follow-up on cars bought by SCMers after they've had the car for a few months? Quite often, the Auction Report says "Will be a good buy if . ."or something similar, and I'd love to know if any of the "ifs" made themselves evident once the owner got the car home. Or if a car listed as "bought well" really was after a few months.—Peter J. Bowman, via e-mail While grading a car on a 1-6 scale will always be subjective, we are working on trying to make our evaluations as uniform as possible, from reporter to reporter. Thanks for your other corrections, which we have entered into the eCarCentral.com database, and other thoughts.—ED.• Sports Car Market

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M111  Legal Files )M1111111.1 Appraised and Still Screwed A by Alexander Leventhal cues, undocumented promises or misjudgments on the part of a buyer or seller. However, this month's victim did nearly everything right and still got screwed. s an enthusiast and an attorney, I hear an automotiverelated horror story at least once a week. Usually, most auto/legal-related dramas are the result of a few missed The gentleman who called told me that he had recently purchased a 1962 Maserati Sebring Vignale coupe in red over black from a well-known east coast exotic car dealer. The car had been described to him as a strong #2. He had hired a nationally-known appraiser to do a pre-purchase inspection. The appraiser actually sent a subcontractor to do the inspection, but assured the buyer that the sub was fully qualified and a Maserati marque expert. The subcontractor's inspection report said that the car had no major flaws, was unrusty and unhit, and was worth somewhere in the mid-$20,000 range. The buyer paid $25,000. The vehicle was shipped via Intercity Lines (an outfit I have personally used and been very satisfied with) and arrived at the buyer's home in sunny Los Angeles. The buyer gave his new car the once over, and noticed it wasn't as good cosmetically as had been described. Still optimistic, he decided to take it for a ride. The car went about two blocks and stalled, which was probably a blessing in disguise since it had no brakes and pulled violently to the left. It seemed that even though the buyer exercised due diligence, the car was still not what had been bargained for. This was later proved when the vehicle was inspected by Steve Cram (of SCM's "Appraiser's Corner"), who found the vehicle to be a "very poor physical specimen loaded with rust and Bondo" which had sustained a "tremendous accident in the past to the left front of the car" which causes the vehicle to "pull viciously." This was made worse by the fact that the vehicle had "no brakes." Mr. Cram's assessment was that the vehicle was worth roughly $7,000 as a parts car and his advice was for the buyer to retain the services of an attorney. The previous inspector was clearly blind, in bed with the seller, or both. All that is left for the buyer at this point is to try to recoup his investment by bringing legal actions against the appraiser, the appraising subcontractor, and the selling dealer. In many situations involving used cars, this can be done under New York's used-car "lemon law" which provides a very cheap and effective avenue for dispute resolution. Unfortunately for the buyer in this case, this law specifically excludes coverage for "historical vehicles" which is defmed June, 2000  in relevant part as vehicles more than twentyfive-years old. This means that if the matter cannot be settled quickly (which is likely), then the buyer will need to litigate it in state court in New York or California (if long-arm jurisdiction can be had in California) or in federal court using diversity jurisdiction. Wherever the matter is litigated, causes of action will be brought against all the parties for breach of contract and fraud. This will be expensive, and the amount of the loss (roughly twenty grand) means that the costs and fees related to the lawsuit may make the action less profitable than would be ideal for the buyer. With no other alternatives, however, this is all that can be done. Most of the time, at this point in the column, I sum up what has been written into a piece of advice which can prevent the horror that befell the plaintiff/victim in the story from happening to any other reader. In this column, the advice may seem impractical, but it will go a long way towards protecting other buyers from this type of fraud. The first tenet is to hire only a nationallyLu  i3 L known appraiser with a reputation to protect, and then insist that person, and not a subcontractor, perform the evaluation. This may be difficult, and may cost substantially more, especially accounting for travel expenses, but it is the only way to make sure that the inspector is not in bed with the seller. Even if it costs a few grand, it would have put the buyer in this case in a much better position than he is now. A national figure would never risk his reputation on a $25,000 car while the same can clearly not be said of the no-name subcontractor in this case. Think of it as expensive insurance. The second piece of advice is to check a few references from the seller if you are purchasing from a dealer. This may not prevent you from getting a bad car on a fluke, but if no references can be provided it will tip you off that the main profit center of the dealer in question may be fraud, and not classic car sales. Alex Leventhal is a car collector and attorney in New York His comments here are general in nature, and are not a substitute for a consultation with an attorney.• www.collectorcarins.com ge:), COLLECTOR CAR ONE LIABILITY CHARGE PER COLLECTION NO DEPRECIATION (  We're not like other agencies. This agent has years of automotive hands-on experience from construction to shows. P.O.BOX 414 LEO, IN 46765 800-787-7637 FAX: 219-627-6317 INSURANCE INC. AGREED VALUE POLICY 23

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"2_ Market Review a Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissimo •  ANONIMA LOMBAROA FABBRICA AUTOMOBIll yip° U-  MILANO V N° 1973 Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato Chassis number: 3060352 O ne of the things which marked Alfa Romeo from lesser makers from the 1950s through to the 1970s was that it was able to make small runs of special, lightweight, coupe versions of its mainstream cars. The most prized of these were the cars bodied by Zagato, an expression of the historic relationship between the two companies. The Alfa Romeo 105 series of Spiders and sedans provided lively performance. Equipped with both 1.3- and 1.6liter powerplants, the larger DOHC engine produced 109 hp, with 103 lb./ft torque low in the rev range. Combined with a five-speed gearbox and Alfa Romeo's sweet chassis with fourwheel disc brakes, it was an outstanding performer in its class. Zagato's two-seat coupe body weighed 182 lb. less than the stock Giulia GT. Top speed increased to 118 mph, but that does not tell the whole story. The car was much more nimble and responsive, and the brakes had less work to do, so it was astonishingly rapid over winding roads, or in the mountains. Zagato made just 402 examples of the lightweight coupe with the 1.6 engine, and the Swiss-registered car pictured here is a fine representative of the type. This car sold for $9,962 at the Brooks Europe Auction in Geneva on March 6, 2000. When Alfa introduced the 1570cc Giulia engine in 1962, it disappointed many customers who valued the lower Italian circulation tax of the 1290cc Giulietta engine. Because of the lukewarm reception of the new Giulia Sprint GT, and in part to retain its 1300cc clients, Alfa reintroduced the Giulietta Sprint with a 1290cc version of the Giulia engine at the 1964 Geneva show. This car was the progenitor of Alfa's Junior line. From 1964 on, Alfa offered a range of displacements for its passenger cars, always including the 1300cc tax bracket. The Junior designation was first applied to the 1966 GT coupe. When the 1750 series was introduced in 1967, the Junior range was enlarged to include both 1300 and 1600 engines. In 1969, Alfa showed a Junior Zagato with the 1290cc engine at the Turin show Years produced  Typical of Alfa, the production version did not appear until much later; and well after the initial excitement had abated. The Junior Z finally went on sale at the end of 1970. Two years later; the 1570cc version ofthe Junior Zagato was shown at the Turin show A slightly revised Junior Zagato, with heavier bumpers and changed interior ap Web site  Alternatives  pointments, debuted at the 1972 Turin show. The confluence of the Junior and Zagato lines in this car focuses not on engine displacement, however, but its bodywork. Zagato-bodied Alfas have been benchmark cars in design and performance since the RL SS of 1926. Zagato bodied the 1950-1951 championship Alfettas, and about thirty-five coupes on the 1900 floorpan in 1956-1957. But when they began producing Giulietta Sprint Zagatos, Alfa refused to sell them bare chassis. The Zagatos were 24  forced to buy finished Giulietta Sprints off the showroom floor, and then remove the bodywork, an almost prohibitively expensive procedure. Alfa remained dedicated to Bertone for its special-bodied coupes and only agreed to cooperate with Zagato when theyfinally identified the need for a lightweight, aerodynamic coupe which was more competitive than the Sprint Speciale. The results were the SZ and SZ Coda Tronca Giulietta Zagatos, among the most collectible Alfas extant. Alfa Zagatos are typically dressed all in aluminum alloy. However, the Junior version carries steel in its most strategic areas. As a result, at 2,094 lb. it is significantly heavier than the 1,455 lb. ofthe Giulia Tubolare Zagato or the 1,675 lb. of the alloy-paneled GTA Junior Unlike virtually all other Alfa Zagatos, this is not a race car, but a dependable, nimble, daily driver The Junior Zagato is very similar to the Sprint Speciale in that it is a unique long-distance grand touring car that assures high average speeds in spite of its diminutive displacement. The interior of the Junior is spacious, the seats and driving position are comfortable and there's ample glass for excellent outward visibility. 1969-1972 (1300cc); 1972-1975 (1600cc) Number produced  1,108 (1300); 402 (1600) Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  $3,000-3,500 (appr.) $16,500-20,000 $300 $20 Bulkhead Intake side of engine AROC, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 www.aroc-usa.org MGC-GT, Datsun 240Z, '69-'73 Porsche 9111 It's impossible to miss the striking similarity between the Junior Zagato and Honda's first CRX Ultimately, this has to be taken as an honor for the Zagato design, which is crisp and still distinctive, even in the 21' century. SCM's Price Guide gives a range of $17,500 to $20,000 for the 1570cc Junior Zagato. Taking the worst possible interpretation of its 'fine" condition, the parts needed to fix this car mechanically are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. The buyer has a roadable project at half-price. Its low production volume assures that the Junior Zagato will remain a valued collectible, while its steel body means that it will resist everyday wear and tear better than an all-alloy lightweight. Historically, the most rewarding collectibles are also the most useable examples of their era. The Junior Zagato is a practical, as well as a good, investment. That this car sold for less than half the Price Guide high figure is an indication that either there were evils lurking with this car that could not be discerned from the catalog, or that some lucky buyer got a terrific buy—Pat Braden (Photo and description courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market

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FAX 847-680-1961 IL 62 SPIDER, parts car or serious project, partially disassembled but mostly complete, located in Carlisle, $1,500 firm. Joe Lazenby, 717-921-2644. 717-249-0565.PA 63 GIULIA SPIDER, very well restored, rust-free, orange/black, a very nice example, $15,900. PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. FAX 610-666-9422 PA 63 GIULIETTA SPRINT, Speciale, a good old car, not perfect but a good driver, reasonably priced, $12,500 US& Bob LeFlufy, 604-988-8326. 604-603-1070 cell. CANADA BC 65 GTC CONVERTIBLE, very original, needs paint, ran and drove perfectly 8 years ago, sitting since, minor rust thru floors (near pedals), $12,500 OBO, trade, shipping. 770-345-5399. GA 65 GIULIA, super project or parts car, some rust, mostly complete, Best Offer. BK or Jeff, 847-234-2800. IL 65 SPYDER VELOCE, good original paint, solid body, rusty chassis partially redone, $8,500. 215-721-1071. PA 66 GTV, red/black, 1750 engine, Webers, Mille Miglia wheels, Yokohama, very well maintained, $7,500. 617-666-3953. MA 69 1750 GTV, red w/black interior, purchased new in Canada in '68, pristine condition, an all factory original, totally untouched car, stored in heated building during winter, Euro version with Webers, 55K miles, one owner, original bill of sale, $12,500. 734-878-2542. MI 69 DUETTO, TX car, dark green, restored, rare BWA alloys, covered headlights, detailed engine compartment, lots of work done, located in southern CA, $11,200. 310-399-6938. CA 69 DUETTO CONVERTIBLE, very nice condition, 85K miles, white with black interior, lots of class for the money, $7,950. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc., 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 70 ALFETTA, excellent condition, driven daily, one small rust spot, $2,350. 912-3776307. GA 70 GTV, blue with tan, excellent condition. European version with twin carbs, needs nothing, no rust ever, great paint and cosmetics, BWA wheels, new clutch and service, $14,000. Chuck, 301-470-6464. MD 73 GTV 2000, ground-up restoration, lots new, unique European trim, Webers, maroon exterior, tan interior, 7,500 miles $14,500 OBO. Mark, 206-236-2454. WA 74 GTV, dual Dell'ortos, Cromodora alloys, factory air, red with black interior, new exhaust, Konis, drives great, spare engine and gearbox available separately. $8,500. 313-278-8461. MI 77 SPIDER 2000, Iniezione, recent white paint, black interior, very good condition, one owner, 42,000km, $6,000. 403-2431984. 403-275-4063.CANADA AB 79 SPIDER, black, tan leather, new Sunfast tan top, 35K, new exhaust, no rust ever, excellent, $6,000. dlr, 914-949-0103 M-S 96. NY 79 SPIDER VELOCE, pewter, burgundy interior, new black canvas top, rust-free, only 23K miles, a classic for $9,600. 908464-5542. NJ 79 VELOCE, red/black, 61,000 miles, good condition, $4,500. 610-651-2878. PA 83 SPIDER VELOCE, mint condition, 79K, a/c, pw, Fl, RML ignition, charcoal black tonneau, new tires, battery, top, mats, carpets, lost garage, must sell $6,800 OBO. 718-258-6495. NY 86 GTV6, red, 164 cams, reprogrammed computer, Jacobs coil/ignition, lowered, Ricambi springs/bumpers, Konis, Ansa, new tires, very good throughout, CA car in NC, $5,500. 919-870-7542. NC 88 MILANO VERDE, black, Recaro interior, sunroof, 125K, recent timing belt clutch, tires, $4,950. 800-882-6429. OH 91 I64L, finished in white with black interior, a perfect example, not a mark, one owner, 61K miles, $7,695. Vintage Car Store, 914-358-0500. NY 91 VELOCE SPIDER, white/tan, 43K, new top, original miles, 5-spd, clean, $11,995. 847-247-0447. FAX 847-247-0446 IL 93 164 L, Green, tan leather, all options incld, FIR heated seats, all maintained by authorized dealer, records, engine top end new, looks pampered, drives new. Anthony, 847-843-5013. IL 94 164 QUADRIFOGLIO, white with black leather, 71K miles, runs and looks excellent, $14,800. Octagon Auto, 717244-0669. PA LITERATURE Manuals & Books for Alfa Romeo: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com , call: 248-3574640 or toll free: 888-380-9277. MI WANTED Alfa Giulia spider, Good to very good condition. For fun and driving, not concours. Please call with information. Randy, 707-996-4090. CA WANTED: Owners manual for 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. Ask for Bill, 840390-5007 days. 630-529-0396 eves. IL• #1 IN ALFP' V?F'g.15 Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS V New, extremely competitive "value pricing" on all parts. Over 20 years of Alfa experience. Street & race. ''1300, 1600, 1750, 2000, V6 - we know them all ORDERS WILL NOT GET LOST & YOU WILL GET THE RIGHT PART THE FIRST TIME! 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FERRAR Air June, 2000  Chassis number: 3119 Engine number: 3119 his car, S/N 3119 was sold by RM Classic Car Auction in Phoenix in January 2000 for $1,265,000, including 10% buyer's premium. One of just thirty-seven covered-headlight SWB Cal Spyders, it had been restored by Walt McCune and had a resume, according to the auction company, that included a first in class at Pebble Beach. $1.265M is 15% over SCM' s Price Guide high of $1.1 M and the highest price paidfor a California Spyder at auction since the wild '89-90s peak. The price paid was higher than, but close to, three recent sales of SWB Spyders. So it appears to be "market correct." But why are these particular open Ferraris worth over a million? First, rarity: All valuable cars are rare, but not all rare cars are valuable. Over a thirty-year period, the total number of all serial production Ferrari Spyders built, since the first, a Farina 166 Inter (S/N 011) to the last Daytona Spyder in 1974 (S/N 17073) is under 900. That's not very many cars. At the value pinnacle are the ten 275 GTB/4 NART Spyders, one of which sold for over $2M in 1998. At the other end are the 250 PF Cabriolet Series II with open headlights, of which 202 were made. These still command $100 to $ 150K. Just fifty-four SWB and forty-nine LWB Cal Spyders were produced from 1958 to 1963. The second part of the value equation is racing history: California Spyders were raced, although not extensively, with the most significant finish being a fifth overall at Le Mans for a LWB in 1959. Even this limited competition aura acts as a magic booster for Ferrari prices. The alloy racing versions bring a big premium; the one alloy SWB, with a competition history, is probably worth $2M Third, aesthetics: The covered-headlight California is a design that impresses most observers with its classic beauty. The open-headlight cars— sixteen out of the fifty-four—are not quite as racy looking and are worth perhaps $100K less. Certainly the producers of "Ferris Bueller 's Day Off" thought the California had the right look. (Don't worry, they didn't send a real one through the plate-glass window. It was a well-proportioned fiberglass-bodied fake.) Years produced  Number produced  Original list price SCM Price Guide   Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Fourth, condition: The auction catalog says S/N 3119 won "many first places and class wins, including Pebble Beach." Let's investigate. The car, as nice as it is, does not stand up to the scrutiny (some say nitpicking) of current Ferrari con- Web sites  Alternatives  arket Review uyer's Guide .411•11 1962 Ferrari 250 California Spyder SWB $675 x 2 (list price); $375 x 2 (street price) Firewall plate Right rear engine mount Clubs  Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241; Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 www.FerrariOwnersClub.org ; vvwvv.ferrariclubofamerica.org LWB California, 275GTS cours judging. There is nothing seriously wrong that a few thousand dollars spent with the right expert wouldn't take care of but as it stands, this is not a 95+ point car. The 1990 win at Pebble Beach was in a rather unusual class, "Cars Influenced by Bizzarrini." Any PB win is significant, but it's likely that the usual expert Ferrarijudges did not judge it. At the next competitive event it was entered in, which was, as far as can be determined, the 1994 International Ferrari Concours in Monterey, it did not place in a class of sixteen SWB Californias, perhaps because of the few incorrect details. Auction buyers should exercise due diligence when reading catalog descriptions of awards and drawing implications from these past prizes. Was the $1.2M paid here reasonable? In today's market, yes. The SWB California, #3677, that recently was auctioned for $1,007,000 in Switzerland at the Brooks Gstaad sale (Brooks Europe Auction Report, February 2000, page 36), certainly illustrates the volatility of the Ferrari market during the past decade. #3677 was bought ten years earlier at the height of the market for $2.3M It was for sale for almost nine years, starting at $2.8M and decreasing year by year Whenfinally sold around 1997, probablyfor $650,000, the IRS could not believe the loss the good doctor/owner was claiming, and substantial documentation was requested. Incidentally, the $1M it brought in December 1999 at Gstaad was an indicator of how far the market has recovered from the $495,000 asking price for a SWB California Spyder in 1994, the lowest "moderntimes "price. #3677 had also been recently converted to the more pleasing (and valuable when original) covered headlights. 1959-1963 54 $12,800 $900,000-1,100,000 $800-1,000 Clearly, high-end Ferrari prices have recovered much of the ground they lost in the early '90s. The real question is, will Cal Spyders suddenly jump from $1.2M to $2.4M, or will they just keep eking out small, yearly increases? In a decade, if SWB Cal Spyders are bringing $2M that would represent an annual compounded growth rate of 7%. While less than your favorite corporate bond will yield, it's hard to have much fun taking a box of negotiable securities on a vintage rally In my opinion, SWB Cal Spyders should be regarded as fully priced at the moment, but with another 25% of upside potential in the next 12 to 24 months. That makes this car a good buy—John Apen (Photo courtesy of auction company)• Sheehan Speaks is located on page 59, Ferrari Classifieds on page 60. 27

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ir Alfa Romeo 2600 Other collectibles, more affordable, strike purely personal chords: a first car; the car I was married in; or the one I've wanted forever. here are collectibles that play to the crowd, leaving us all in awe of their technical and artistic mastery—and the amount of money invested in them. Generally Alfa 2600 coupes and Spiders, as reasonably-priced classics, fall into the second category, along with Austin limousines and Lloyds. On the other hand, think of the other all-alloy twin-cam straight sixes, and the value we set on them: Maserati, Aston Martin and Jaguar. The disparity in value is not due to the any styling deficiency on the part of the Alfas. The 2600 coupe has a svelte Bertone body, and the famed Canozzeria Touring was responsible for the Spider. Both had spacious, comfortable interiors, often in leather. You get a superb five- Life's ab choice psi speed gearbox, full instrumentation, excellent outward vision, optional power windows and front seats that are the equal of BMW or Mercedes sedans. With the exception of a solid rear axle, the 2600 gives away nothing in the areas of technical sophistication, styling, or even rarity. The 2600's limited following is due exclusively to the fact that it is an almost-3,000 lb. car, powered by a 2584cc, 145 hp engine, which gasps through three twin-throat, progressive Solex sidedraft carburetors. As an offsetting sure, the 2600's a sure bet, then. It is not rustprone, nor does it blow head gaskets like its smaller siblings. Early cars had rear drum brakes; the later four-wheel-disc cars are preferred. The only unobtainable part is the windshield, and the most problematic are the 400 mm Michelin X tires which are proper for the series. Wire wheels are a rare and desirable option, and a factory hardtop is a handsome addition to the Spider, if somewhat superfluous for today's sunny-day drives. Conversion to 40 DCOE Weber carburetors with a modified intake manifold and reground camshafts can improve the performance of the car, but those modifications also dilute its main appeal, which is its rocksolid dependability.—Pat Braden• Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  virtue to this guaranteed leisurely performance, none of the other marques can match the 2600's maintainability and reliability. If you wanted to take a cross-country trip, no car would be a better choice than the 2600, and you might even be able to enjoy its 124 mph top speed on a long stretch of road. If you're willing to indulge a private pleaClub  Web sites  1962-1965 (coupe); 1962-1966 (Spider) 7,900 (coupe); 2,255 (Spider) 3,375,000 lire; $6,000 $8,500-11,000 (coupe); $14,000-18,500 (Spider) $400 $150 Plaque on the bulkhead Passenger side of engine block (Note. chassis andengine numberswill not match) Alfa Romeo Owners Club (US), 973/285-9338 www.aroc-usa.org ; www.alfaromeo.com (contains links to Alfa clubs worldwide) Alternatives Mercedes 1905L & 230SL, Alfa GTC, Lancia Flaminia Convertible, Maserati 3500 GT, Iso Grifo When POSIES, Inc. needs to ship their Fxtremelinerm they choose Intercity. You can choose us too. * Enclosed transporters * Insurance coverage *Door-to-door service * Liftgate loading protects your vehicle * 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 fie 30  1  .3 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 Sports Car Market

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lair Real or Repro? by Carl Bomstead otobili Object: Hispano-Suiza desk piece Auction: Brooks USA, Amelia Island Plantation, Florida Date: March 10, 2000 Pre-sale estimate: $3,000-4,000 Sale price: $3,450 (inc. 15% commission) ,I „, he name Hispano-Suiza is a derivation of the Spanish words for "Spanish" and "Swiss" as their first factory was in Barcelona and their designer, Marc Birkigt, was Swiss. It is grammatically incorrect, as the genders are mixed. However, the firm, incorporated in 1904, is commonly thought of as French because that is where the magnificent Type 68 V12s of the '30s were produced. Their reputation was built during World War I when the French government contracted with Hispano-Suiza for a fixed-type aviation engine that would compete with the Mercedes engine the Germans were using in their black-crossed fighters. When the United States entered the war in 1917, the Wright-Martin Aircraft Company was contracted to build the Hispano-Suiza engine with subcontracts issued to the Pierce-Arrow and Franklin factories. Compared to the Mercedes engine, the Hispano-Suiza design had a third of the weight and used several hundred fewer parts. The Allied Nieuport 26s and the single-seater SPADs became legendary with their victories in the skies. "Ace" Eddie Rickenbacker, along with scores of others, flew planes powered by Hispano-Suiza engines. The "flying stork" had been the mascot of a squadron of SPAD fighters powered by Hispano-Suiza engines and headed by famed French ace Georges Guynemer. Beginning in 1919, Hispano-Suiza automobiles wore the stork, sculptured by Francois Bazin, as a hood ornament. The graceful stork, while menacing when emblazoned on the side of a fighter plane, was considered by land-dwellers a visitor who brought—with or without child—good fortune. A Hispano-Suiza desk piece featuring the stork, also designed by Bazin, was made in this era. Brooks USA, at their March Amelia Island Plantation auction, offered two examples. The first, a later reproduction, was lacking the fine detail of an original but sold for $518, including commission, which was in excess of its $400 high estimate. The other, an original signed by Bazin, was stated to be in pristine original condition and was mounted Villtage 1962 BMW 503. Bavarian blue & white, 50Km, V8, very good original car. $19,900. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz cow Red, Tr-power, bucket seats  1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car, 2,600 miles, 4-speed, L82, glass top 1970 Ferrari Daytona Spyder conversion, V12, 5-speed, P/B, A/C red/tan  1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible, red, two-tops, A/C, stick shift  1966 Ford Mustang GT cony. Maroon/black. Nice.  $58,500 $24,500 $127,000 $25,500 S24,900 1952 Alvis Convertible by Tickford. Left-hand drive, $26,000. 1968 Ford Shelby GT350 Cony. Red/new black int. and blk top, auto $36,500 1971 Jaguar V12, 2+2, auto, yellow/tan, A/C, wire wheels  1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL, Sand/Cognac, 4-speed, outstanding orig.  1984 Morgan 4/4, red/black leather int., alloy body, chrome wires, 14K miles  1953 Nash Healey roadster. Red/tan, well restored  $13,900 $28,500 $23,900 $49,900 1933 Packard V12 Towncar Landualet. Dual side-mounts, Merola blue & blk $195,000 1974 Pantera, orange/black, 15,500 ORIGINAL MILES, extremely nice  $49,900 1970 Rover 3500S, 3.9 liter V8, white/black, PB, PS, A/C  1952 Siata Daina Spyder. Silver & red/silver, twin Webers, comp. rest.  1962 Fiat Jolly 600. Coral, wicker seats, chrome rails, original Ghia. $29,900 . • A  65 CARS IN INVENTORY www.vintagemotorssarasota.com 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, 60K miles, Rudge wheels, runs well, weak paint. $159,000. 1974 Triumph TR6 cony., white/dk. Cordoba, A/C, overdrive, red lines, nice original. $13,900. $8,500 $58,900 1954 Jaguar XK120. Red/black, chrome wires, excellent fresh restoration. 569,900. Always interested in purchasing quality collectible cars, contact Martin Godbey. II FAX • 41 359-0810 *2836 N.TAmiami TRAIL SARASOTA FL 34234 The devil's in the details. by side to tell the difference, or have an expert take a look at them for you. This is one advantage of buying automobilia from a reputable auction company like Brooks that produces a detailed catalog. The chances are that if Brooks or Christie's describes a piece as an original, you'll be bidding on the real thing. • on its original marble base. The original sold for $3,450 and both prices would be considered "market buys." Both the desk piece and the hood ornament are frequently reproduced. When you find a great deal on an "original," take a closer look, for it may not be the bargain you think it is. Repros are sometimes pawned off as originals, even though they have lost the fine detail through reproduction. Often, you need to see them side

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- MN= ,T Spring LAUCTION REPORT)  sales don't have catalogs with descriptions or VIN numbers, and we've all learned that the big, fancy catalogs often spend more time telling you about the history of a model than anything useful about the specific car being sold. , here's no substitute for a handson look at a car. A one-line summation in Old Cars Weekly (" '68 Porsche 911, condition 2, $9,600") doesn't give you much to goon. Most smaller American -43 R.0 C• K S UK Brooks UK RAF Museum, Hendon, London, UK February 28, 2000 Our favorite auction catalog phrase, which generally appears at the bottom of a page after several hundred words of puffery about a car is, "the car offered here, while in good all round condition, could benefit from some gentle reconditioning before venturing out onto the highway." That can be translated as, "this nasty old thing hasn't run in years, has no brakes, a slipping clutch and burns oil like a diesel locomotive." Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 67 Number of automotive lots sold: 36 Sale rate: 54% Sale total: $1,193,600 High: Lot #442, 1927 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport roadster for $410,720 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% of first $50,000, 10% thereafter. T Auction Reporter Richard Hudson Evans - To help SCM readers get a better picture of the market, we welcome Richard Hudson-Evans, our new UK-based correspondent, aboard. Hudson-Evans will be attending all the significant European auctions on SCM's behalf, and brings an educated and insightful perspective to the magazine. An enthusiast as well as a scribe, HudsonEvans is Editor of the Porsche Club GB's Porsche Post, and has owned a variety of sports cars including Porsches, Mini Coopers, MGBs, TVRs, Astons and Healeys. He was the 1997 Historic Rally Car Register UK National Rally Champion, and currently competes in the Historic Welsh series in a pair of 1974 Ford Post Historic rally cars, an RS 2000 for road events and an RS 1600 with a 2-liter alloy-block BDA engine, ZF 5speed box and big aluminum wings for special stage events. His European reports will become a regular feature in SCM.—KM 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. June, 2000  Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics user-friendly venue for those delivering or collecting lots with tow vehicles and trailers than Brooks' more usual traffic-bound sale venue of Olympia in West London, this last resting place for old warbirds was familiar territory for the former Sotheby's Car Department chief and now Brooks' MD and gavel wielder, Malcolm Barber and so many of his team who have also jumped from Sotheby's. he British arm of ever-expanding Brooks set up their much-traveled rostrum for the first time on an old Sotheby's pitch in the RAF Museum, Hendon, North London. Although this was amore period charm for the near top estimate $79,840 paid. A 1956 Bentley S1 H.J. Mulliner-bodied two-door sports sedan with complete history on file for all its 82,000 miles did well, too, deservedly pulling a top estimate of $40,480 from owner number five. Unsold under the hammer, though wisely snapped up immediately afterwards, a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 with five-speed manual transmission was a good buy. Admittedly rather shabby, nonetheless this five-speed manual example had been regularly exercised and was therefore not expensive for the $26,400 paid. This was a well-supported sale with plenty of real bids forthcoming for the good stock, though with little interest in the rough and massproduced cars, many of which were unsold and dragged down the auctioneers' hit rate. Missing from the salesroom on this occasion, and yet normally so helpful to participants from foreign parts, was an electronic display board showing the cost of bids in the major currencies. Nonetheless, this was still a moderately bullish occasion for the market and a profitable day away from the office for the auctioneers.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #415-1925 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM 40/50 HP Convertible. Body by Hooper. Their top-priced seller was a 1927 Bugatti Type 43, in which a London dealer invested $410,720. Blessed with super history, and carrying standard Grand Sport coachwork, it had been the Paris showroom demonstrator before being employed for competition work by Ernest Friderich, the Bugatti agent for Nice and the Cote d'Azur. Indeed, his daughter Renee drove the very same car to outright victory on the 1931 Paris-St Raphael Rally, but perished at the wheel of a Delage during the same event the following year. Apart from later windshield frame and wheels, the Bug seemed otherwise to be to original spec and had been well restored some ten years ago. Post-war top seller was a road-going, rather than competition spec, and abused, XJR-15. Fresh from one long-term Japanese ownership, allegedly it had only done 496 miles since new in 1991 and established a new global value for the mid-engined TWR-built supercars by selling for $206,560 after a long bidding battle. A Phantom I with fully convertible cabriolet coachwork by Hooper to chauffeur's quarters and the first-class accommodation behind the division in the back was RollsRoyce's actual 1925 Olympia Motor Exhibition stand car. Even though far from a concours standard entrant, it did offer much S/N 8RC. Black with polished aluminum hood/ black/tan leather. RHD. R-R's own 1925 Olympia Motor Exhibition exhibit. Non-original, though correct 7668cc engine fitted. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $79,840. Good history and period charm outside and in, particularly the owners' quarters in back, which looked very original. From the estate of a deceased R-R Club official, it was knocked down to an Irish buyer. Such quality, character and provenance are gilt-edged. #425-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I 40/50 HP 4-door Tourer. Body by Kellner. 33

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SCAI AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK HENDON LONDON •••••••••••••••• S/N 8NC. Cream/red leather. RHD. Originally a Kellner-bodied limousine, but fitted some years ago with twin-cockpit, open-tourer body by unknown coachbuilder. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,376. With body executed retrospectively, rather odd-looking shortened radiator treatment and lack of coachbuilder information all going against it, this Roller with Auster windshield did well to clear just over top estimate from a phone player #443-1929 MG M-TYPE MIDGET Roadster. S/N 2M341. Brown/tan. RHD. Spent time Brooklands outer circuit lap time speed of 122 mph) took 10 years to complete. Included original Marshall J100 blower and ENV 75 preselect gearbox. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $48,000. Owning a genuine Q-type racer would be beyond most pockets. Even if within your budget, historic competition in the real thing would be simply too risky to contemplate. Such a welldetailed replica is afar cheaper and more practical alternative. #456-1954 LOTUS MK VI Roadster. Body by Williams & Pritchard. S/N MK6 42. Dark blue/brown. RHD. Said to have one of the last green/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 82,000 miles. Subject to total body and interior makeover including wood renovation in 1985. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,480. This was a good-looking coachbuilt 2-door with full history on file confirming just 4 owners and all their mileage. Hence the money it made. #453-1958 JAGUAR XI( 150 Coupe. S/N 5835466DN. Cotswold blue/red leather. RHD. One-time resident in the US, then based in Cuba in Canada, where it was very well restored. Returned to the UK in 1989. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $13,065. Correct rear-hinged doors, unfinned brakes and white-faced instruments. One of the first 100 M-types to be built by Morris Garages. Retail-ready after 4 years in storage, this model is slow compared to other cars, could be difficult to resell. #432-1933 MORGAN SPORTS 3wheeler. S/N D407. Dark green/red leather. RHD. Matchless V-twin engined replacement bodies to have been crafted by Len Pritchard and powered by period-correct 1172cc sidevalve Ford fitted with Aquaplane cylinder head as employed by club racers of the day. Enclosed rear wheels, Bellamy wheels and Butler headlights. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $19,200. Rare, early and very original, this historic Lotus-Registered car should have found a new owner, but didn't. Could the genius of Colin Chapman and his ground-breaking designs have been forgotten so soon? #455-1954 MG MIDGET TF 1250 Road- ster. S/N HDC135613. Metallic green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 48,000 miles. Totally original, albeit with minor cosmetic blemishes, and with a member of the British Consul's staff before being converted to right-hand drive during restoration 10 years later. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,480. Although claimed to run well, only 250 miles had been covered since resto, which was not far away from being in need of a repeat, though hopefully to a higher standard next time. The disappointing price reflected both its condition and a RHD conversion. #405-1960 MG A 1600 Roadster. S/N GHN/ 79806. Dove gray/red. LHD. Apparently complete, though in distressed state, paperless to Aero model. Plenty of fiddly bits to clean on the motor up front and that brass radiator surround to polish too. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,975. Eccentric and potentially tricky to drive quickly, particularly on a bumpy road. Yet both nice or nasty, Moggy 3-wheelers nearly always manage to find new homes. Perhaps their owners are sensible enough to just look at them and polish them. #467-1934 MG Q-TYPE REPLICA Competition Roadster. S/N PA0553. Black/green leather. RHD. This faithful recreation of one of the 8 Q-types (113 bhp, 850cc and a best nicely mellowed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,400. A top Bentley dealer beat off some private buyer competition to pay a mid-estimate price for it. As to whether he did so to tart it up or to leave it as it is before selling it is unclear. Perhaps he intends to drive and enjoy it himself #417-1956 BENTLEY 51 2-door Sedan. Body by H.J. Mulliner. S/N B15AP. Dark and in dire need of a total restoration Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $5,888. Basis for a good, albeit rather unexciting sports car; eventually. However; the harsh economic facts of life are that only a DIY makeover by an enthusiast would make any sense at all, with restored examples being in plentiful supply for not much more money. It117-1961 JAGUAR IVIK2 3.4 Sedan. S/N P156808B. Gray/red leather. RHD. Although a UK car, it had spent time in Sweden. Engine rebuilt in 1992. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $6,990. Two things depressed the price of what is still rated to be a macho buy among pop classics. This one was an automatic and had boringlooking disc wheels. 34  Sports Car Marke

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK HENDON LONDON #431-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 Coupe. S/N DB6/2771/R. Navy blue/burgundy leather. RHD. Last repainted 10 years ago when first attention to chassis and body was carried out. Apparently much regular work has had to be done since then to keep the old girl going, the latest bill being for replacing the carbs. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,400. Shabby here and there, but by no means too far gone, this DB6 represents the best value in the sale. Yes, in an ideal, fussy and non-cost-conscious world, it was probably nearly ripe for a total refurb but $26,400 was cheap enough for an up-and-running DB6. #446-1966 JAGUAR S-TYPE 304 Sedan. SiN 1B6941DN. Carmen red/black leather. RHD. Very English actor Robert Morley owned this Jag when it was very trendy to do so. Subject of a total refurb with new panels as required some 6 years ago and still very bright and shiny on chromed wires. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $22,450. The trade buyers dropped out as the bidding broke into the estimate range. However, a pair of private punters slugged it out bid by bid until the best man won. He had to pay twice the lower estimate to land his catch. #435-1966 MORRIS MINOR 1000 TRAVELLER Station Wagon. S/N MAWJ1126904. Almond green/green vinyl. RHD. Evidence of _ Hiof oast oatmeal vinyl. RI-ID. Blessed with 126 bhp big-valve motor and 5-speed gearbox. Lotus backbone chassis renewed as part of claimed $32,000 refurb. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $11,040. Seemed to have been very nicely restored. Although less claustrophobic to own than a 2seater coupe, a +2 never realizes as much in the marketplace. #412-1974 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Sedan with Division. S/N LRH 16928. Black/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: some woodwork renovation and apparently in reasonable cosmetic order. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $3,040. Even half-decent examples of the half-timbered Morris Minor Estate, like this, fail to find buyers for the $4,000 sought. This was no minter and over-reserved in the current market where prices of most cars in average and below condition are into free fall. #419-1973 LOTUS ELAN 130 + 2S Coupe. S/N 73011152L. Silver over dark metallic blue/ 70,800 miles. Rare long-wheelbase body by factory. Good original paint and interior. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $14,400. With a glut of Shadows for PURE CLASS www.meguiars.com Irvine, CA . Paris . Sydney . Hong Kong . Toronto • South Africa  Customer Help Center 800-347-5700

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BROOKS UK HENDON LONDON • • • • • • • • sale depressing the selling rather than asking prices, at least here was one of the rare LWB examples, of which only 31 were produced. Had been in taxi service with a London hotel; failed to achieve its lower estimate figure. #441-1975 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW 4-door Sedan. S/N SRH 21739. Willow gold/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: for the road XJR. Before this public auction, nobody had a clue what the real price was for the road racer. Now they know FRENCH CARS #422-1927 BUGATTI GRAND SPORT Roadster. S/N 43182. Blue/blue leather. LHD. tops continue to pull their admirers from both sexes. A retail-ready, LHD example like this appears to have a ready market on the Euromainland and in the US, and it made its money. #409-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SL Roadster. S/N 10704322004372. Green/beige. 51,000 miles. Only a 2-owner car from new with full service history. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $10,400. Such is the over-supply of unloved Shadows in their native land that even this very well looked-after, low-mileage car failed to hook an admirer. #421-1981 TRIUMPH TR7 Roadster. S/N TPADJ7AA0040277. Metallic gold/standard fabric. RHD. Odo: 7,500 miles. A 1-owner, Former Bugatti Paris showroom demo car. Total restoration ten years ago, seemingly entirely correct apart from period windshield frame and T51 single-piece aluminum wheels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $410,720. Nice automobile, nice condition, nice history and, for Brooks and their vendor, a nice price paid by the London trade. #420-1981 GROUP B RENAULT 5 TURBO Sedan. S/N 1549. Grenadine red metallic/red and blue. LHD. Odo: 6,000 kms. RHD. Odo: 99,643 kms. Only okay-ish. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,910. Plenty of others around and in much better condition, though likely to be more expensive. #411-1979 PORSCHE 911 TURBO Coupe. S/N 93A0070015. Arrow blue/black leather. LHD. Odo: 80,000 kms. Bilsteins and low-mileage example with 5-speed gearbox and little evidence of wear or tear. Built at the Land Rover works at Solihull rather than the Triumph plant in Liverpool. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $6,990. Little used since '87 due to ill health of "one lady owner." Considering how unfashionable non-V8 engine TR7s have become in terms of demand and price, especially compared to all the earlier Coventry-made TRs, the mid-forecast $6,990 result was impressive. #468-1991 JAGUAR XJR-15 Coupe. S/N XJR-15-040. Metallic green/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 496 miles. Although unused and rarely Middle Eastern Royal Family owned until 1988. With 160 bhp from the turbocharged 1.4-liter mill behind the driver to play with, blisteringly quick. Over-the-top color scheme. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $12,800. Not old enough to be cherished by the old-timer market and not special enough to be rated by buyers of the nearly new steroidalflying machines. Once these cars become eligible for Post Historics Motorsport, they may enjoy a second coming and financial appreciation. GERMAN CARS #423-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 1905L Roadster. S/N WDB121040100255. White/ sion and torn pinstripe trim did it no favors. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,440. Old 911s in almost any condition, particularly right-hand drivers, find buyers in the UK. The exception is a Sportomatic, which seem to require the occasional adjustment to find a gear, and are therefore always hard to sh f t. enjoyed, this Japanese-owned road version of the TWR limited-edition racer had suffered a minor fire on start-up during storage and had only just emerged from a rebuild and change of color executed by XK Engineering of Coventry. It looked brand new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $206,560. After a shoot-out between buyers in the room and on the phone, the gavel finally determined new ownership and a new value 36  ITALIAN CARS blue leather. LHD. Very well restored in 1993 with photos and invoices on file. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $27,230. Despite their sluggish performance versus today's boy racers, these rag #401-1937 FIAT 500A TOPOLINO Sedan. S/N 500 060800. Maroon over black/black. RHD. Acquired from a New Zealand museum, though restored on its return to the UK in 1989, it had come to auction from a French vendor. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $5,700. Cute to look at,but disappointing to drive—that is, if you have Sports Car Market front shocker top brace fitted. Four-speed box last rebuilt in 1998. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. The trade shunned it because, with premium and tax, it would have been too pricey to have returned a profit. It wasn't mint enough and, for the condition, too expensive for the private buyers, who have become spoiledfor choice from the many LHDs from the Continent. #463-1979 PORSCHE 911SC SPORTOMATIC Coupe. S/N 9119303193. Blue/black fabric. RHD. Two-pedal transmis

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SOW AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON U  U " " acidic agent to its roof, which depressed the condition rating, although generally this was a tidy 2-owner example. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,670. A very cheap Ferrari. After the sale I saw it being driven away into the night and the London rush-hour traffic by its brave new owner Few of today's buyers seem to want these front-engined, 12-cylinder Pininfarina-penned razor-edge cruisers. #402-1979 FIAT 124 Roadster. S/N 124CS000165403. Blue metallic/magnolia trim. the time! And yet, these clockwork mice still have a following here, where their prices edge gently downwards. #461-1960 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPRINT SPECIALE Coupe. S/N AR1012000280. White/blue, gray. LHD. Last pre-war sedans this side ofthe pond, particularly from marques that aren't current or don't have a motor-sporting heritage and aren't apparently sound in body. Bravely taken on by a trader who'll have to wait a long time for a profit. CHRISTIE'S Christie's Nine Elms, London, England March 27, 2000 Auctioneer: Christian Philippsen Number of automotive lots: 33 Number of automotive lots sold: 22 Sale rate: 67% restored in 1981 though, cosmetically. In apparently good fettle, albeit with only 1290cc under the hood. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $12,800. Very pretty and agelessly curvaceous thanks to Bertone, but sadly nobody wanted such style here. Perhaps being in white rather than Alfa red might have had something to do with its failure to sell. #452-1970 MASERATI GHIBLI SS Convertible Conversion. S/N AM115 492052. Red/black leather. LHD. Odo: 51,000 kms. In a post-catalog salesroom notice, the auctioneers correctly declared that this rag top had been a coupe before surgery. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $27,200. Ghibli coupes are hard enough to sell at the best of times, especially for over $40,000, but a chop by an anonymous body shop is even more difficult to shifi at any price. #404-1979 FERRARI 400i Coupe. S/N 29161. Silver/blue leather. RHD. An auto and one with minor paint damage by some sort of leather. RHD. Odo: 4,000 miles. The subject of a recent and precautionary cam belt change, this was the first 456 seen in a collector vehicle auction. Why was it here at all, I wondered? Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $96,000. Apart presumably from the vendor, nobody else in the hall seemed to have much of a clue what this modern, but soft and luxurious Ferrari was really worth. The last offer that I could see being made from the audience was $80,000. AMERICAN CARS #406-1928 WILLYS-KNIGHT 70A 4-door Sedan. S/N None. Black over blue over black/ gray fabric. LHD. Charles Knight sleeve-valve LHD. Odo: 22,500 kms. Ex-Californian and restored with photo record. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $9,570. Nicely presented and deserving to sell, which it did for about the right sort of money, though the market for LHD Fiat Spiders here is never going to be big. #466-1994 FERRARI 456 GT Coupe. S/N ZFFSQ4600009902. Blue metallic/magnolia Sale total: $1,608,520 High: Lot #12I, 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio DHC by Gangloff of Colmar sold for $299,715 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% of first $50,000, 10% thereafter. n terms of the percentage of automobiles to change hands in their Jack Barclay showroom regular UK auction venue, Christie's London team say that they would have liked to have sold a few more lots, but were nonetheless more than happy in having secured buyers for most of the choicer stock, and in exchange for some very strong money, too. 1 6-cylinder engine. No history, with chassis and engine numbers erased by some previous owner. Nice time-warp feel to it. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $8,280. There are fewer fans for 38  A good crowd turned out, the showroom was cleared of new Rollers and Bentleys for the auction, and there was plenty of bidding to be seen in the room. The automobilia, all of top quality and provenance as one has come to expect from consignments cataloged by Christie's expert Colin Warrington, was a virtual sell-out. The most noteworthy performers were a rather secondhand-looking Jaguar C-type bonnet, which raised a storming good $10,057, while $9,143 was invested in a circa 1940s Ferrari factory workers' "clocking-in" time clock. The top-priced automobile was a 1939 Bugatti Type 57 with gorgeous drophead coupe coachwork by Gangloff of Colmar and original, though well-worn leather within. As Christie's London expert Rupert Banner opined, "This was not only a very pretty motor car indeed, but one that could be used and enjoyed immediately." The most viewed and ogled item during viewing, it cost the new owner $299,715. By the time they had closed their book for the night, Christie's had grossed in excess of $1.5M; the first collector-vehicle sale in the UK this season to have exceeded the magic £1,000,000 mark.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #115-1921 SUNBEAM GP & TT 2-seat Racer. S/N 4. Dark green/green leather. RHD. Sports Car Market Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics

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••••••••CCM A • • • • • • • • so m  UCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON original and has not been "got at." Tatty, yes. But what more could you want? Hence, the serious money that was forthcoming. #106-1932 BENTLEY 8-LITRE 4-LIGHT Limousine division. Body by H.J. Mulliner. S/N YM 5038. Black over velvet green/brown body at the sale did have the imagination. If they do much of the work themselves, they may have acquired a prewar sporting coachbuilt and practical Rolls for a bargain price. But it might also turn out to be a bottomless pit! #96-1936 LAGONDA LG45 Sports Saloon. S/N 12006. Black/green leather. RHD. Ex-W.O. Bentley and Works Development car. It was announced that the engine components had been sourced from Anthony Heal and the chassis and running gear had come from the late Sir Ralph Millais. The 2-seater had only "been restored to the likeness of#1 Sunbeam and therefore cannot be proved to be #1." Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $318,000. The auctioneers 'cautionary pre-sale notice did nothing for the chances under the hammer of what may actually be largely a recreation of the Kenelm Lee Guiness Sunbeam, albeit a very authentic looking one. Unsold, who now knows its real value? #95-1922 BENTLEY 3-LITRE 2-seat Road- ster. S/N 113. Blue/brown leather. RHD. Chassis and engine were originally supplied by leather to front, fawn cloth in rear. RI-ID. With complete and interesting history from new on file. Last repainted in mid-1960s. Vast, faded and fading. Rather boring, too. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $238,500. Very large, very austere, very unmolested but not in great condition and clearly too expensive for the many Bentley enthusiasts at this sale. #113-1933 MG J4 REPLICA Roadster. S/N J2 498. BRGreen/green leather. RHD. Converted from humble J2 to supercharged Exercised in New Zealand and Australia from 1958 until recently. Unspoiled maybe, but decidedly shabby and in need of much TLC. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $38,160. Nice history, but becoming very ragged round the edges and not worth anything like the $50,000 minimum being sought. #111-1950 BENTLEY MK 6 STANDARD STEEL Sedan. S/N B142 HR. Gray metallic/ Bentley Motors of Cricklewood. Body might not be of same vintage, though photo from '23 showed second owner driving car of this appearance in Speed Trial. The subject of an older resto, it looked to be smartly presented. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $81,090. The two-seater second body by an unknown coachbuilder was most probably responsible for a selling price $9,910 under lower estimate for an otherwise correctappearing early Bentley. #116-1926 BENTLEY 3-LITRE VANDEN PLAS Tourer. S/N PH1462. Green/green leather. RHD. Built as a Le Mans replica by the factory, J4 spec in mid-1980s, but freshly and totally restored with some wise beefing-up tweaks by one of the UK's leading early MG specialists, Barry Walker. Very, very nicely done. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $44,520. Perhaps too shiny and new. When it came down to it, this was only a converted J2 and therefore not worth more than $44K. #118-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE 20/25 HP Sports Saloon. Body by RI Mulliner. S/N GXB 21. Black/burgundy leather. RHD. From gray leather. RHD. Originally supplied to Australia, shipped back 10 years ago. Okay cosmetically, but not run fora while. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,114. This was more than enough money for any Mk 6, especially a dormant example. #120-1956 BENTLEY Si CONTINENTAL Fastback Coupe. Body by H.J. Mulliner. S/N BC 50 AF. Shell gray over tudor gray/ lavender leather. RHD. Odo: 103,400 miles. ; , ( Ar and still with that original body on original chassis with original engine intact. Even the seats and instruments were all present and correct. Yes, very used looking, but all working. And where would you find another? Cond: 3. SOLD AT $159,795. This was the car ofthe sale. Good history, running and ready to enjoy, superbly June, 2000  Scottish owner to US owner in '73, US resto before returning to UK in '87 when it was last repainted (badly). You would need much imagination to take it on now! Very tired in all departments and at recent $20-25,000 prices hardly economical to fund much of a revival. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,942. Clearly some- I "v  ilto. Well-documented car which has been owned twice by the comic actor, recently knighted Sir Norman Wisdom, who entered it for auction. Old repaint just okay. Leather original, but cracked. Grubby inside trunk. Nasty modern leather-covered go-faster steering wheel. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $60,420. Very nearly worth the bid, but not quite. Almost in need of a total makeover. $54,000-55,000 all-in was where this one should be in the current market. #112-1958 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH LWB Limousine. Body by H.J. 39

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INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS CHRISTIE'S 1955 LAGUAR XK140 ROADSTER 1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER CONVERTIBLE Cr )),i)C151-thitatcylktOP GanS)/ AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Los ANGELES, CALIFORNIA A l'AIZT OF THE CALIFORNIA CLASSIC 17 JuNE 2000 1960 AUSTIN HEALEY 3000BT7 1965 ALPHA ROMEO 2600 SPYDER 1950 MG TD ,--/ocla' /Wier t:ry(o) Pmalion, idea,ve contact: BEVERLY HiLLs: David Gooding, Malcolm Welford, Ian Kelleher Tel: (310) 385 2699 Fax: (310) 385 5875 NEW YORK: Miles Morris Tel: (212) 636 2277 Fax: (203) 341 9849 LoNDoN AND CONTINENTAL EuRoPE: Rupert Banner, Colin Warrington, Nicholas Benwell, Christian Philippsen Tel: (44 20) 7389 2851 FAX: (44 20) 7627 8917 CATALOGUES: United States: (800) 395 6300 Worldwide: (44 20) 7389 2820 • • • Sm

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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS 1956 BENTLEY Si CONTINENTAL FASTI3ACK 1963 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SS  )17.1:0WakitOit Ca118/ AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM Los ANGELES, CALIFORNIA A PART OF THE CALIFORNIA CLASSIC 17 juNE 2000 A 1955 FORD THUNDERBIRD 1962 MERCEDES BENZ 190SL 1960 BUICK LESABRE CONVER' IBLE tiroi,,AtirtAeP t;i0; rmatiow, pkowe conlitet: BEVERLY HILLS: David Gooding, Malcolm Welfbrd, Ian Kelleher Tel: (310) 385 2699 Fax: (310) 385 5875 NEW YORK: Miles Morris Tel: (212) 636 2277 Fax: (203) 341 9849 LONDON ANI) CONTINENTAL EUROPE: Rupert Banner, Colin Warrington, Nicholas Benwell, Christian Philippsen Tel: (44 20) 7389 2851 FAX: (44 20) 7627 8917 CATALOGUES: United States: (800) 395 6300 Worldwide: (44 20) 7389 2820 • •A•

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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS 1913 Pope-Hartford Roadster Photo Credit: John Lamm &VC75-tuiliaidAtOi c CaPff FROM THE ESTATE OF MATT AND BARBARA BROWNING AT THE PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER, CALIFORNIA 20 AUGUST 2000 1927 Isotta Fraschini Roadster  Fleetwood Model 117 A 1931 Pierce-Arrow LeBaron Club Sedan 1933 Lincoln Dual Convertible Phaeton, Model KB2 PLUS OVER FIFTY ADDITIONAL AUTOMOBILES siforAt'igthez, ciAvnation, pleafve contact: c_ BEVERLY HILLS: David Gooding, Malcolm Welford, Ian Kelleher Tel: (310) 385 2699 Fax: (310) 385 5875 NEW YORK: Miles Morris Tel: (212) 636 2277 Fax: (203) 341 9849 LoNDoN AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE: Rupert Banner, Colin Warrington, Nicholas Benwell, Christian Philippsen Tel: (44 20) 7389 2851 FAX: (44 20) 7627 8917 CATALOGUES: United States: (800) 395 6300 Worldwide: (44 20) 7389 2820 • Pebble Beach Cominuty

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CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS 1924 Miller 122 Photo Credit: John Lamm &vel5tional,/tki-oit Cam AT THE PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER, CALIFORNIA INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE ROBERT D. SUTHERLAND COLLECTION 20 AUGUST 2000 The  1932 Maserati 8C 3000  Photo credit: Mick Walsh Campari and Borzaccithil  1931 Bugatti T51 Aerodynamic Coupe Photo credit: Mick Walsh WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING ENTRIES TO THIS SALE UNTIL 20 JUNE.  ,-,orfirtitep ciAvnatiofi, Aleowe cofitact.. BEVERLY HILLS: David Gooding, Malcolm Welford, Ian Kelleher Tel: (310) 385 2699 Fax: (310) 385 5875 NEW YORK: Miles Morris Tel: (212) 636 2277 Fax: (203) 341 9849 LONDON AND CONTINENTAL EUROPE: Rupert Banner, Colin Warrington, Nicholas Benwell, Christian Philippsen Tel: (44 20) 7389 2851 FAX: (44 20) 7627 8917 Pebble Beach Company CATALOGUES: United States: (800) 395 6300 Worldwide: (44 20) 7389 2820 •A'A• A

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIEYS NINE ELMS LONDON " • Mulliner. S/N LHLW 23. Ivory/tan leather to front, fawn cloth to rear. LHD. First supplied to one Eli Lilly of Indianapolis. Repainted at some time, though interior looked to be original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,913. More than enough for not the most handsome Rolls from not the most stylish period. Color made it look like a wedding car for hire. #91-1959 BRISTOL 406 2-door Sedan. S/N 406/5221. Dark green/beige leather. RHD. Vendor owned for last 14 years. Scruffy, gel been the genuine Schlesser/Hawkins F-Jr., with a ready-racing market, it would have sold, and likely for twice this bid. #100-1971 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE Coupe. S/N CRH 10889. Willow gold/dark brown leather/dark brown. RHD. Odo: 86,000 here we come in one of the best-engineered and most reliable cars of the period! #109-1903 PANHARD-LEVASSOR TYPE H 15 HP Hotel Omnibus. S/N 6806. Gray over green mudguards, bonnet/green though said to have been mechanically kept up to scratch. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $10,057. Very tired, very cheap—or will it turn out not to be that cheap when the restoration bills commence? #102-1959 COOPER-CLIMAX T51 TASMAN 2.7 Single-seater. S/N None. Dark green, white stripes/black. Believed to be 1 of 4 '59 team cars, some raced "down miles. In receipt of recent bare-metal respray. Two clearly careful owners. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $15,105. Lots of them about in the UK, and many slightly better than this one for about the same money. #110-1989 ASTON MARTIN V8 ZAGATO VOLANTE Roadster. S/N SCFCV81ZOJTR 30. Pearlescent white/gray fabric. RHD. Although immobile since mid1970's recommissioning and authentic repaint, very movie-genic and eligible to transport up to 6 from London to Brighton on THE Oldtimer Annual. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $215,763. Serious and way-over estimate money was bid for this old bus. But then it was London-to-Brighton eligible and did have a 3.3-liter, 4-cylinder, 15-hp engine, which should mean beating all the single- and twincylinder snails to the coast. #119-1904 DE DION BOUTON 6 HP MODEL Y 2-seater Tourer. S/N 238. Green/ black leather. RHD. Single-cylinder engine under" in Tasman series, hence enlarged 2.7 motor. Brought to UK by T. Wheatcroft, whose Donington Collection carried out resto. Demo-driven by Sirs Brabham and Moss. Seemed ready for more historic competition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $112,572. Great history, great condition and qualiffing for lots of top people's historic events around the world. The desired money was forthcoming. #103-1963 BRABHAM BT15 F3-BASED FORMULA JR. Monoposto. S/N None. Red/ black. After consulting with Brabham experts, auctioneers changed their minds about this one, which they had originally thought to have been the ex-Schlesser/Hawkins F-Jr. car. Now reckoned to be a later F3 converted to F-Jr. spec and therefore worth considerably less. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $15,900. If it had 44  leather/gray top. LHD. Rare, being 1 of only 37 ragtops to have been crafted by Zagato, though with 3 owners on file, none of whom would seem to have driven the car very far. May have been something to do with the very non-Aston and extremely difficult-to-retail color scheme! Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $95,400. Not the prettiest Aston, the Zagato, particularly the open-topper. The color was a turn-offfor most of the tweedy folk here. These cars also carry the stigma of having abysmal build quality as delivered from Zagato. FRENCH CARS #101-1902 PANHARD-LEVASSOR 7 HP REAR-ENTRANCE TONNEAU Tourer. S/N None, VC of GB dated. Royal blue/red leather. RHD. Immaculately presented with KA-type 3-speed box with reverse gear. Restored and maintained regardless of cost. Really super. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $116,070. Wow, what a veteran and in what fabulous condition, and what a price. London-to-Brighton Run, rebuild was claimed for what, bodily, looked like a major restoration project. Seat had been lowered, rear section containing rear fold-out seat and screen added, and incorrect radiator fitted. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $25,599. The other end of the veteran scale. An incorrect restosnail with a lot of later modifications that needed correction. Good luck! #89-1904 TALBOT 11 HP MODEL CT 2K Roadster. S/N 3085. Dark green, crimson stripe/black leather. RHD. Restored by National Motor Museum; London-to-Brighton finisher in 1991, Beaulieu exhibited for 5 years, though not exercised in recent years. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $58,353. Two cylinders, 1526cc Sports Car Market

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• • • • • • • • • &•041411 A WWII/ atelff A U CTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON ---.41101■11111■1111111 - • — /  411 6 A and in nicecosmetic order, this London-toBrighton vet pulled high-estimate money, but it was a ready car. #93-1923 BALLOT 2LT 4-seater Torpedo Tourer. S/N None. Blue, black fenders/dark blue leather. RHD. Formerly owned by Count was of 1901 manufacture. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $43,884. Despite the sorry condition, the punters liked it, with the new owner prepared to pay nearly $11,000 over top estimate to hook it for future London-Brighton forays. #104-1991 PORSCHE 911/993 GT2CONVERSION Coupe. S/N WPOZZZ96ZMS4806. Red/black racing $22,260. There are better ones around and the few folk who still want one will buy one of them rather than this one. Piles of junk inside the cockpit did nothing for it. #108-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA SPRINT GTA Coupe. S/N AR 613096. Red/ black. LHD. Apparently Autodelta team raced Giovanni Lurani. In lovely restored condition, yet with much patina intact. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $27,030. Few will have heard of Ballot Brothers products. With high performance, sophisticated engine design and brakes on all 4 wheels, the 2LT was one of the most advanced autos in the '20s. Had detached driveshafi. This was no instant runner and suffered under the hammer. #121-1939 BUGATTI T57 STELVIO GANGLOFF DHC. Body by Gangloff of Colmar, Alsace. S/N 57725. Two-tone blue/tan seats. LHD. Started life as a 1991 Turbo, to which 993 bodywork in fiberglass and Kevlar was added. Enhanced or ruined? Tatty detailing never bodes well. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $50,880. Really very nasty indeed and only worth $40,000 tops. ITALIAN CARS #107-1925 LANCIA LAMBDA SE5 Torpedo Tourer. S/N 13348. Red, black fenders/ black leather. RHD. Until 1997 Australian- 1966-1968 at Monza, Jarama, Zeltweg and Oulton Park. Vendor owned since 1988, since when reasonably faithful restoration to periodcorrect GTA spec has been carried out. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $38,160. Not really mint enough to warrant the reserve, so unsold. A really good GTA with period history can probably command more. AMERICAN CARS #90-1926 FORD MODEL T 4-door Se- dan. S/N 13494925. Maroon, black fenders/ pinstriped brown cloth. LHD. Shipped here leather. RHD. Original leather nicely intact. Very sympathetically restored post-1989 when acquired by vendor. Last shown and award-winning at 1992 Louis Vuitton Concours at Hurlingham. Mainly in storage since. Stylish and very lovely. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $299,715. Much admired by all here and deserving of the nearly $50,000 over top forecast paid. GERMAN CARS #94-1901 ADLER 4.5 HP VIS-A-VIS Tourer. S/N 135. Maroon/black leather. RHD. One of the earliest and rather tired-looking survivors of the marque later known for making typewriters and office equipment, though the auctioneers could not be 100% certain that it June, 2000  owned, where obviously the still fresh-looking restoration had been meticulously executed. Mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $84,588. Sensational example of the Lambda and very strong money for one. These advanced-fortheir-time cars have an appreciative following in the UK #114-1953 LANCIA AURELIA B20 GT Coupe. S/N B20 2132. Red/black. RHD. Restored and modified to competition spec '8488, since when it has been actively campaigned in Continental GT races. Rather scruffy now and in need of a complete makeover. Fortunately much of original trim, fenders, etc. have survived and were offered within the now spartan cockpit. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT from US 5 years ago and restored in UK. Allegedly runs well. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $21,942. Despite a reducing market on this side of the pond for all Model Ts, Henry 's Lizzie has achieved recent fame by being voted "Car of the (last) Century" and this one reached the high forecast despite its closed body style. #117-1930 PACKARD 745 DELUXE EIGHT Roadster with rumble seat. S/N 184818. Black/maroon leather/beige top. LHD. Was part of W.J. Lassiter Collection in Florida during which time concours restored. A European mainland entry and just slightly beginning to go off here and there. However, compared to so many auction entries post-boom, this one was still in extremely good shape. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $133,560. A stunning motor car which 45

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Sall AUCTION REPORT: SILVER PORTLAND OR  • • • • • • • • ENGLISH CARS #78-1953 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH 4-door Limousine. Body by Hooper. S/N WVH102. Dark blue over royal COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS Silver Auctions 00..00 ,00 Portland, OR April I, 2000 sold at the right figure for US or UK markets. AACA National First credentials also helped. #105-1931 LINCOLN MODEL K LE BARON Convertible Coupe. SN 68655. Jonquil yellow, red fenders/brown leather. LHD. Auctioneer: Mitch Silver Number of automotive lots: 149 Number of automotive lots sold: 87 Sale rate: 58% Sale total: $500,091 High: Lot #102, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible sold for $24,750 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5% Report by Keith Martin & Cecile Nierodzinski Market opinions in italics Restored in Harrah Collection workshops of Reno. Two UK owners since. Seen at 1997 Louis Vuitton Hurlingham Concours and 1999 Montlhery. Still very, very good. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $63,600. Instantly showable and sold for mid-estimate money. Over in the UK, too, Lincolns don't bring the kind of money other great American classics regularly pull. #92-1935 PACKARD STANDARD 8 Convertible Sedan. SN 863.269. Burgundy/cream ,T leather/beige top. LHD. Formerly in collection in US, where restored to concours standard and still mint. European vendor. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $44,520. Not nearly as much character as the other pre-war Americans on offer. Despite faultless detailing, this ragtop sedan failed to find a friend here. Incorrect fully chromed radiator shell a bit over the top. DON'T MISS A MOMENT! Call our 24-hour subscription hotline 1-800-289-2819 and get started today! 46 , here's nothing like a regional collector car auction to bring out all the usual suspects. At Silver's Portland event, held in one of the cavernous halls of the soon-tobe-demolished Expo Center, it seemed like all the dealers and stealers from the Northwest were either running cars across the block or waving bidding cards in the air. Evan McMullen of Seattle's Cosmopoli- tan Motors was there with his usual eclectic collection of cars, bemoaning the fact that, in his words, "I usually end up buying more cars than I sell at a Silver auction. But when I see a good deal, it's hard to pass it up." Former investment banker turned real estate mogul Bob Ames prowled the rows of cars, looking for a Ferrari TdF to put next to the freshly restored SWB in his garage. Alas, not only were there no Ferraris at this auction, there weren't even any Fieros with Ferrari cladding to be had. Racer, Jaguar dealer and one-time supplier of Rolls-Royces to the Bhagwan, Monte Shelton brought his typical selection of used cars to sell, each thoroughly detailed and presented in an attractive fashion. Predictably, the "absolute bottom line or I'll take it home" number Monte gives before a car crosses the block somehow becomes not quite so firm when the bidding gets close to his reserve, and Monte always goes home with fewer cars than he brings. Mitch and his gang ran their typical efficient, friendly sale and got good prices for a lot of cars. However, there is a very real danger to going to a Silver sale—for less than the price of a used Miata, you could easily end up creating an entire collection of oddball cars, including the 1957 American LaFrance fire truck, a terminally cute Renault Dauphine, maybe a Vega and a Mercedes-built German fire truck. While your collector car insurance agent would be overjoyed by your temporary lapse of sanity, your significant other would probably move your pillow out under the fire truck and tell you to enjoy your new sleeping quarters.—KM blue/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 54,817 miles. Column-shift automatic. Wheels: factory steel. Decent enough chrome. Rock chips. Pretty good panel fit for such a huge, slabsided car. Rust bubbles at bottom of right rear door. Appears to have been well cared for. Good leather interior. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $37,500. Wraiths are imposing cars, and would be the perfect upscale wedding limo for couples with taste. These cars sell in the $30,000-50,000 range, so the bid was fair enough. #25-1978 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW 114-door Sedan. SN SRG34127. Light blue/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 90,000 miles. Passenger front door has been worked at bottom. Decent respray (at least on part) starting to crack over lead where panels join. Excellent interior. Looks great from 20 feet. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $12,875. Late - model Rolls fanatics claim these SSIIs to be the best of the non-mineral-oil suspension and brake system cars. Retail on this car was around $15K, so the buyer got a good deal. #112-1994 JAGUAR XJ12 4-door Sunroof Sedan. S/N SAJMX134XRC6947. Wine metallic/light tan leather. LHD. Odo: 65,689 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Wheels: chrome. Flaking paint on hood and driver's door. Very nice overall. Can't reasonably fault. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $16,274. A good buy on a car that looks like it might have been a leasereturn. '90s Jags with 60K miles are still safe. You just don't want to be the guy that buys this Sports Car Market

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l'EVVIANYIEV S C III AUCTION REPORT; SILVER PORTLAND OR car when it has 100K on it. One expensive part after another, things will begin to fail. #20-1997 JAGUAR XK8 Convertible. S/N SAJGX2744VC0067. Aquamarine/beige of 190SLs at every auction. Perfect ones can bring up to $100,000, and beaters slug it out in the $15,000-20,000 range. The bid was on the light side, but not by much. #161-1960 PORSCHE 1600 356B 2-door Coupe. S/N 111108. 4-cyl. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 18,143 miles. Floor-shift 4-speed Odo: 28,098 kms. Floor-shift 4-speed manual. Faded paint, aluminum trim, rust showing around door panels and front fender. 1.5 tons rated, rotating beams, sirens. H2O pump on front bumper. "Stadt Dietmold" - "Freiw. Feuerwehr" on doors. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. Well, if they couldn't sell this fire truck in Stadt Dietmold, what makes them think they canfind a buyer in "Stadt Oregon?" Probably just the ticket fyou own your own Christmas tree farm, in case of the occasional fire. #43-1972 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANNGHIA Coupe. S/N 1422014355. 4-cyl. Red/ leather/tan canvas. LHD. Odo: 66,888 miles. As new. Auto, chrome wires. Relatively high miles for the year. Front tires worn on inside edge (alignment?) Small stains on top where it folds. Can't fault otherwise. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $39,000. While these cars may become collectible in twenty or thirty years, today they are just depreciating iron. This would have been a fair buy at the owner 's $45K reserve, at $39K it would have been a steal. FRENCH CARS #46-1962 RENAULT DAUPHINE 4-door. S/N G55239. Blue-gray/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 98,267 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. manual. Wheels: chrome. Front seats redone, don't match rear or dash upholstery. Becker AM/FM/SW. Car has been dosed with disgusting rose air freshener hiding what? Strange dent under left rear quarter window. Very shiny paint. Bottom of left door off. A driver that's seen a hard life. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. B coupes are at the low end of the pecking order in 356s. A well-kept car with mechanical history can bring over $15,000, but this car will need thousands more than the high bid to make it nice. Could have been sold. #156-1969 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Convertible. S/N NA. White/black vinyl/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 53,304 miles. Owner claims black velour. LHD. Odo: 69,410 miles. Floorshift 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Scary cheap repaint with lots of debris in the gun. Inner fenders have been worked. Passenger door fit off. Lower dash trimmed with black electrical tape. A fright pig with lipstick. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,039. While slower than Beetles, KarmannGhias had a sporty look to them, combined with ease of maintenance, that contributed to their popularity. This was a fair price for a car that should only be driven, not restored. #146-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 250C 2door. S/N 11402312008554. Light yellow/ brown vinyl. LHD. Odo: 74,371 miles. Floor- Older respray that has been buffed through in a couple of places. Incorrect material to seats but attractive enough. Good headliner. Passenger door hit hard in front and repaired badly. Very cute and harmless. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,751. Dauphines are truly horrible cars, and best suited for retirement communities where they can be used as mobile shopping carts. Although it hard to go wrong on $1,700, its also hard to go right on a Dauphine. GERMAN CARS #97-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL 2door Convertible. S/N 1210401002314. Red/ red leather/black cloth. LHD. Floor-shift 4-speed over $8,000 in recent receipts. Very dull fresh paint over a poorly-prepped body. Straight enough, nice interior kit. Detailed engine. Very cute. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. We've seen droptop Beetles bring upwards of $15,000, but those are fresh, nicely prepared cars. This one had the feel that it was all tarted up for the auction block, which doesn't build confidence in the quality of the underpinnings. #123-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ Z FIRE VAN 7-door. S/N LF8 14530. 4-cyl. Red/b&w checkered vinyl, galvanized steel. LHD. manual. Wheels: red and chrome. Very shiny but poor paint with a few nicks, scratches and dents. Poor older chrome. Tired interior. Decent door fit. All the Meguiar's in the world won't make this a beauty queen. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. There are always a couple June, 2000  shift automatic. Wheels: steel, painted yellow. A/C refurbished, carbs reconditioned, power windows, crack on windshield. Engine bay filthy. Tear in driver's seat. Rust coming through behind door handles and rear. Paint beginning to bubble on hood. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,906. We're very fond of these cars when they are in good shape, and especially when fitted with the 5-speed. But when they areft-ight pigs crawling towards the 250C graveyard, better to give them a very, very wide berth. #117-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL 2door Convertible. S/N 10704412050213. Gray/red vinyl/gray hardtop. LHD. Odo: 113,291 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Bucket seats. Wheels: steel. High-quality respray. Nicks on front fender. Chrome wheel arch trim. Very nice interior with wear on console. Lots of eyeball. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,699. Wellkept SLs always seem to bring $12,000-15,000 and, if they check out mechanically, provide a 47

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Sall AUCTION REPORT: SILVER PORTLAND OR 7 - _ • "/ Air/ - • • • • • • • • • I • • • • • • • • beaters much prefer the 3-speed overdrive cars—if only because you have some engine braking. Offer was fair enough. #152-1954 PLYMOUTH PLAZA 4-door. S/N 13818041. Light green, dark green roof/ great value for the money. This was a fair deal for everyone involved #21-1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 5005L Roadster. S/N WDBFA66E7MF0309. Gray/ beige leather/black canvas top, hard top. LHD. Odo: 81,159 miles. automatic. Wheels: factory 27,395 miles. Floor-shift 5-speed manual. Wheels: factory steel. Louvers, tinted back window. Original sale price $10,342. Sunroof, passenger's door stiff, like new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. These Mazdas filled the void left when the 240Zs got fat, large and lazy. This was an as-new car, but the owner will have a hard time getting the $10,000 wanted There are just too many RX-7s out there for even the best in the world to bring big bucks. AMERICAN CARS #84-1949 NASH AMBASSADOR 4-door. S/N 107 044 12 0502. Dark green over pine chrome mags. Completely original. Paint is beginning to lose its luster, but no evidence of respray. Excellent interior. Lots of eyeball. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. Latemodel SLs are a great way to look rich for cheap. Nearly indestructible, ([they haven't been owned by pimps or drug dealers they generally have lots of good miles left in them. Bid was light by $10K ITALIAN CARS #74-58 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPECIALE 2-door Convertible. S/N AR 1495 03801. White/red vinyl/black. LHD. Odo: 88,510 miles. Floor-shift 4-speed green/light tan cloth. LHD. Odo: 60,517 miles. Column-shift 3-speed manual. Bench seats. Wheels: steel. Looks like an upside-down bathtub. Very old respray that has been buffed to death. Huge column-mounted speedometer. Rear quarter windows delaminating. A survivor that might be better off dead. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $4,500. Hard to determine what the market for a weird car like this might be. In our opinion, ANY cash offer is a good offer. #64-1951 FORD DELUXE 4-door. S/N 81NR105719. Light blue/gray cloth. LHD. Odo: 70,865 miles. Column-shift automatic. manual. Seen at McCormick auction in March where it sold for $9,240. Borrani steel wheels. Correct early model tranny. Still has mechical fuel pump on head. Thick recent paint, overspray on headlight rubbers. Incorrect material and pattern to seats. An inconsistent resto. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $10,700. It will take an Alfa aficionado to pay much more than the amount offered for the car. While not hugely expensive to restore, very nice Alfas can be found in the $14,000-16,000 range, and this car will take more than $5,000 to become very nice. JAPANESE CARS #73-1979 MAZDA RX-7 GS 2-door. S/N SA22C540738. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 48 green cloth. LHD. Odo: 61,244 miles. Automatic. Original miles. Original paint and chrome in poor condition. Rust streaks around grille. Tears in seat upholstery. Nasty trunk with strange mold growing on it. All used up and no place to go. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,545. Perhaps bought by a local fast-food outlet to use as part of their outdoor playset. Hard to imagine this will ever really be driven down the road #110-1955 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4-door. S/N C55J034909. Yellow-green, cream/gold, white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 3,599 miles. Columnshift 3-speed manual. A lumpy old car that defines "cheeseburger restoration." Thick, wavy paint, ill-fitting interior kit. Rock chips in front. As a 2-door, you might forgive the sins. As a 4-door, they're fatal. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $6,050. The best 4-door in the world would struggle to break $10,000, since there are so many 2-doors available. The bid was fair, and the owner is really going to have to work to find someone to pay more. #139-1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 4door Stretch Limo. S/N 55BM63653. Pearl metallic over magenta/white, magenta vinyl. Automatic. Large gaps on front doors. Faded paint, chrome badly pitted. Top edge of rear seats are threadbare and dirty. Rust is coming through on trunk and fenders. Creases on passenger door. A survivor that would be perfect for the Carrera Nevada. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $3,100. While the owner was impressed that this car had the "rare" automatic, Carrera Nevada-types looking for these old LHD. Odo: 21,613 miles. Column-shift automatic. Wheels: wire. Back-seat cupholders. Crazing on plastic light lenses. Built from two Olds 88s. Has 6 doors. Decent customizing job. Have the only one on your block. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Too bad there's not a free bidder 's bar at a Silver Auction, for it Sports Car Market

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SC/If AUCTION REPORT: SILVER PORTLAND OR would take a thoroughly lathered-up bidder to pay the $32K the seller is looking for on this one. Maybe the seller should have been passing out free drink tokens. #88-1956 CHEVROLET PANEL TRUCK CUSTOM. S/N 3A56L015722. Burgundy metallic with flames/red velour. LHD. Odo: run and drive very well. Straight. Good chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,884. Fire trucks are always cheap at auction, and the reason is simple. Aside from the annual 4th of July picnic, what do you do with them? Spray the kids on hot days? They take up lots of space, and don't like going over 45 mph. So the price paid was fair. #102-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AM 2-door Convertible. S/N VC57A157976. Orange/silver, orange vinyl/cream vinyl. LHD. Odo: up center. Hood louvered. Die (as in dice) for shift knob. Wires. Heavy orange peel in shiny paint. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $20,000. A very flashy way to show up at the local cruisein. Car could not be duplicated for price bid But about that shift knob. . . 10,174 miles. Automatic. 350 V8, 350 Turbo tranny. Power steering, A/C, heater. Ultrachrome mags. Body not too wavy. Fresh chrome bumpers, chrome around real taillight lenses going away. A great parts-chaser for your vintage racer. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $13,400. Very stylish and well put together However backyard Kustoms are a tough sell because you have to find someone else who agrees with your sense of automotive alterations. Fair enough bid. #89-1956 BUICK SPECIAL CUSTOM 2- door. SN 4C2037021. Red, blue pinstripe/ gray, red cloth. LHD. Odo: 35,966 miles. Column-shift automatic. First-place Buick car show. Gray velour interior with garish stripes Odo: 68,406 miles. From the Nehalem Volunteer Fire Department. Still has some high-pressure hoses. No ladders or axes. Sirens and lights work. Came from a private collection, said to GREAT VINTAGE RALLIES! FORZA MILLE V-12 OCTOBER 1-6, 2000: 5th annual 5 day/1000 mile TSD rally plus special race stages. View beautiful fall foliage in the Adirondacks, plus the Green and White Mountains of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Overnights at the most famous and luxurious hotels in New England: The Mt. Washington at Bretton Woods, Basin Harbor Club and The Balsams. Spectacular driving over winding country roads, gracious dining, beautiful gifts and prizes, great new friends, and a ferry ride! See articles in Automobile, March, 1998 and Road & Track, June, 1998. Open to any Ferrari or any 12-cylinder car of any year. Presented by Mercedes-Benz USA. $3495 per couple, all-inclusive. TEXAS 1000 November 12-17, 2000: 3rd annual 5 day/1000 mile TSD rally through the historic and lovely Texas Hill Country. Drive incredible winding back roads. View beautiful canyons, rocky streams, live oaks and golden pastures, picturesque Victorian towns and exotic wildlife. Enjoy gracious Texas hospitality and fine dining, plus unique gifts and prizes. See article in Auto Week, January 4, 1999. Open to any pre-1974 sports/racing/CT car or any Ford-powered performance car of any year. Presented by Ford Motor Company. $3495 per couple, all-inclusive. June, 2000  FUTURE SCHEDULE FORZA AMEUA: March 11-16, 2001 NEW ENGLAND 1000: May 20-25, 2001 FORZA MILLE: September 30-October 5,2001 TEXAS 1000: November 4-9, 2001 VINTAGE RALLIES, INC. Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069, fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintagerallies.com To enter or be added to our mailing list call or write : 49 #65-1957 AMERICAN LA FRANCE FIRE TRUCK. S/N N318. White/black vinyl. LHD. 71,899 miles. Column-shift automatic. Bench seats, whitewalls, V8. Original engine comes with. Older restoration that's been driven. Some fading to seats. Poor prep work starting to show under paint. A perfect cruiser but no longer a show-winner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,493. Given how strong '57 Bel Air convertibles have been, this was a good buy for a car that has had a decent restoration and then been driven some. At least the new owner won't be afraid to take it out and use it. #108-1964 STUDEBAKER AVANTI 2- door. S/N R5297. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 54,683 miles. Floor-shift automatic.

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Sala AUCTION REPORT: SILVER PORTLAND OR ,_----_:-...„,mt.t....,1 --3 ,-*,•  • ', I  tt -,,,,....._;-.......... ji,..i ...,--Z''''' 111  -,..-, : -----°"--- -. .. .--.,___--.... -.........2. • • • • • • • • El • I • • • • • • • 327 Turbo shift. One of 809 built in '64. Unfortunate aftermarket chrome mags with gold spinners, funky, wide, low-profile tires. Very nice interior. Older faded paint appears honest. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $9,116. Avantis fall into the same netherworld as DeLoreans when it comes to market appeal and appreciation. Both have their followings, and both have languished in similar price ranges for years (DeLoreans about double that of Avantis). Market price. #114-1965 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N SF08C700465. Red/black vinyl/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 885 miles. Floor-shift velour. LHD. Odo: 50,120 miles. Column-shift automatic. Wheels: factory steel. V8, automatic. Rust in truck bed. Quickie respray. Orange peel on bed cover. Velour upholstery. Well enough done, but something about the car doesn't inspire confidence. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,039. At $3,000, you don't have to have much confidence in a car—especially an American one, where mechanical parts are cheap and easy to find A fun buy for pocket change. #72 - 1966 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 110 Convertible. SIN 105676W146176. Dark red/ dark red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 60,355 miles. ity respray that has lost its shine. Surprisingly straight. Interior and dash good with no rips or tears. Engine not detailed. A driver. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,600. This car just didn't have the eyeball it takes to bring big money for a Road Runner. The manual shift is a plus, but the bench seat is a real minus. Bid was a bit light, $9K would have been fair. #29-1969 AMC SC/RAMBLER Coupe. SIN A9M097X285899. White on red, blue striping/gray with tri-color headrests. automatic. Bucket seats. 289, 4 bbl. Bad fit at front of passenger door. Cheapie respray over a wavy body. Very shiny paint. Chrome valve covers and air cleaner. Older top is stained. Nice interior. A sunny day cruiser. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,300. Seemed like all the money for a garden-variety convertible that really didn't have much going for it except a top that went down. On the other hand, today, shinypaint Mustang converts seem to be worth $ 10K all day long. #69-1965 PONTIAC GTO 2-door Convertible. SIN 23765Z101612. White/white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 75,406 miles. Floor-shift Floor-shift 4-speed manual. Wire hubcaps. Very straight. Decent respray, clean trunk Much better than these cars usually are. No turbo. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. While the non-Turbos are easier to live with, they don't bring the big money. The offer here was in line with the current market, and could have been accepted without regret. #85-1968 AMC AMX 2-seat 2-door. SIN A80397X345148. Red, white stripes/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 56,937 miles. Floor-shift LHD. Odo: 87,934 miles. Floor-shift 4-speed manual. Hurst 4-speed, 390 V8, 1 of 1,512 built. Funky but correct air scoop. Fully restored to a very good standard. But still a Rambler. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. It's hard to get any respect when you drive a Rambler, even when it's an SC. Even Penske in the Trans-Am couldn 't make Ramblers into cars anyone whose pants reached to the tops of their socks would want. Fair bid #164-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER SE 2-door. SIN JI-129L0E117593. Copper metallic/black vinyl. LHD• Odo:12,838 miles. automatic. Wheels: factory steel. Car sags to the right. Gap around passenger door near hood. Nicks in chrome around windows. Paint and interior excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $23,690. The '64 and '65 Goats continue to represent a purity of line and exuberance in performance that is matched by few other cars of the era. This was an attractive car, but not a great car, and made very strong money. #100-1965 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO 2door. S/N 136805Z159725. Deep red/black 50  automatic. Bucket seats. Wheels: factory mag. 390. Original miles, 3 owners. Original paint with numerous nicks, some small dents. Good interior. Back of driver's door protrudes. A very honest, if disheveled, car. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $6,500. Not loved when new, not loved when old. Like so many AMC cars, a grand idea horribly executed Bid was not unreasonable. #22-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-door Coupe. SIN RM23H9E131662. Blue/ 2-tone blue vinyl. LHD. Odo: 11,443 miles. Floor-shift 4-speed manual. Bench seats. Wheels: factory mag. 383, 4 bbl, Air Grabber hood and air cleaner. Older poor-qual Column-shift automatic. Wheels: factory steel. Back window needs cleaning, interior looks new. Chrome fading on bumper. 383 V8, 727 automatic; factory air, PS, Holley 750 carburetor, no radio. Only 644 built in '70. Poor prep work under paint on driver's door. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $7,400. While the most handsome of the pony cars, the pathetic build quality of these cars, combined with the leadfooted owners they seemed to attract, has caused most of them to be in terrible condition. This was a decent bid #44-1973 CHEVROLET VEGA 2-door. SIN 1V77B3V215380. White/green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 82,424 miles. Floor-shift auto- Sports Car Market

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WMA SCM AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA 6-speed manual. Original miles. $60,610 MSRP with ZR-1 package a $27,016 add-on. Dual roof panels, one glass. Passenger door fit surprisingly poor, all panel fit good otherwise. A true supercar. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. These cars have not held their value in the market, and considering the performance of the ZR-1 package, should be considered great buys. However, they are unlikely ever to appreciate. matic. Panel fit off on trunk lid. Nicks in paint. Chrome is scratched and fading. Rust around driver's door jamb and windshield. Painted headlight rims. Interior is clean. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,494. There's no such thing as a "good" Vega. There are only "less bad" ones, and those that have already rusted in half Let's hope the only investment the new owner makes in this car is a Vega Owner's Club key fob. Of course, he'll still be under water. #90-1990 CORVETTE ZR-1 Coupe. S/N 901YZ23J6158012. Gray metallic/gray leather. LHD. Odo: 28,160 miles. Floor-shift #122-1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 2-door Convertible. SN 1G1FP33F3M11184. White/red leather, black/black cloth. LHD. Odo: Spectrum Auctions Palm Springs, CA April 7-9, 2000 Auctioneer: Mark Gelman, Kenton Maryhew, Dennis Wisby Number of automotive lots: 339 Number of automotive lots sold: 197 Sale rate: 58.6% Sale total: $2,184,263 High: Lot #93, 1947 Ford Sportsman convertible sold for $94,500 Buyer's premium of sold lots included: 5% Report by Phil Skinner 60,388 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Wheels: steel. Broken front driving light. Wear on driver's seat bolster. Could use a strong detail. Good interior. Straight. Smells smoky inside. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $7,570. A daily driver that sold for a daily driver price. While the Mustang has gone through several iterations, Chevrolet keeps flogging the same old Camaro body to death. You wonder if GM will ever start to care about the cars it sells. F • From 24 to 60 Months  • Equity Transfers  • Early-Termination Rebates  PUTNAM FINE AUTOMOBILE LEASING Greenwich, CT NN 800.278.0071 NEW/PRE-OWNED/EXOTIC/COLLECTIBLES Please Visit PutnamLeasing.com Scottsdale, AZ • 480.614.2488 1 Market opinions by Keith Martin in italics or Spectrum Auctions, headquartered in the Los Angeles suburb of Woodland Hills, the resort desert community of Palm Springs has become a popular and one assumes, profitable venue. For the past six years this sale has continued to grow and attract an affluent clientele through offering a wide variety of collector cars from entry-level beaters to top-dollar sports, classic, and even later model luxury cars. Your Best Way to Lease the Best • Custom-Tailored Leases  • Business & Individual Leases • Since 1983 • Coast-to-Coast Service • Barrett-Jackson's Sole Authorized Leasing Agent

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I SCM AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA Helping to bolster the auction, beginning in 1998 Spectrum agreed to oversee two other collector car-related events on the same weekend as their sale, creating a potential audience of over 50,000 collector-car enthusiasts. On Saturday morning eight blocks of the main business strip of Palm Springs, Indian Canyon Blvd., shut down to traffic as nearly 400 show cars lined up for a parade. On Sunday, the nearby O'Donnell Golf and Country Club opened its grounds for the 6th Annual Palm Springs Concours d'Elegance which attracted top-quality classics, sports and collector cars. Judged using the Classic Car Club of America's standards, this concours is achieving growing local and national recognition. Tying these two events together was Spectrum's very well-run, three-day sale. It began Friday evening with an assortment of fifty vehicles offered at "no reserve." One thing that remained constant throughout the weekend was that the auction crew put on a great show and appeared to actually be having fun. Clad in resort-style print shirts, and working with the crowd, both auctioneers and ringmen appeared to enjoy the atmosphere that Stanley Zahn and Nigel Thewilus have created with their company. Looking deeper into the sports car market, late-model (post-1980) BMWs saw four of the five offered trade hands, while over half of the thirty-two Mercedes-Benz automobiles entered went home to new owners. The biggest news for Ferrari fans was the offering at "no reserve" of a 1972 365 GTC/4 coupe. With a solid body but cosmetically challenged appearance, this black coupe came to the block on Sunday afternoon and was soon surrounded by prancing horse bottom feeders along with collectors who sensed an opportunity to put a bargain-priced Ferrari in their garage. The bidding ended at $34,500 ($36,225 with premium), and one of the least expensive, running, non400 model 12-cylinder Ferraris to cross the auction block in many years traded hands. A matched set of four 1987 Fiat X1/9 Targa coupes was offered. This quartet had just a tad over 200 miles total among the four. Each was bid to between $10,500 and $14,000, but failed to meet the consignor's reserve of $15,000 to $17,000 apiece—which clearly would have been a world record for one of these diminutive wedge-shaped cars. Domestic entry-level cars were plentiful and found ready buyers, either collectors looking for bargains, or dealers looking for a car to take to Europe. A surprising number of Buicks were placed on the block, as were a good selection of Cadillacs, with both selling in strong numbers. Over the past couple of years, Zahn and Thewilus have worked to made Spectrum Auctions user-friendly for both the consignor and the bidder. The ringmen don't drape themselves like hungry octopi over bidders, and consignors are treated civilly as their cars cross the blocks. In addition, over the years I've been attending Spectrum auctions, I've noticed a marked improvement in the quality of cars being offered. The combination of the parade, 52  the concours and the increasingly interesting array of cars crossing the block all add up to a weekend in Palm Springs that provides plenty to do for car enthusiasts of all interests.—RS. BRAZILIAN CARS #149-1981 PUMA GTS Convertible. S/N DMV84153CA. Red/tan leather/black. LHD. Odo: 6,000 miles. Six-spoke cast alloy wheels. Unique little car with little-known history. Body appeared unmolested and original. Soft trim tight, only 6,000 miles shown on clock. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $4,700. VW-based running gear makes this car easy to service, and the lines are handsome enough. But no one cares about Pumas, and never will. The bid was fair ENGLISH CARS #409-1950 MG-TD Roadster. S/N KAA4135153. Red/tan leather/black. LHD. Steel wheels with Redline tires. Minor paint chrome wires. Fresh paint over imperfections in the body work, tired chrome trim but otherwise looks well maintained. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. For a perfect 3000, you can expect spirited bidding and a $30K result. But new paint over an uneven body raises all sorts of rather frightening questions. Not an unfair bid, considering. problems all around, stress cracks spotted in lower body edges, a lot of wear and tear and history behind this little guy. Cond: . NOT SOLD AT $16,000. TDs are the least-loved of the T-series cars, lacking the panache of the TCs or the performance of the 1500 TFs. This was not a great car and the bid was generous enough. #97-1955 MG-TF Roadster. S/N HDB465913. Red/red leather/black. LHD. Steel #66-1967 LAND ROVER SERIES II 4door SUV. S/N 264093640. Red/black leather. chrome bumpers, missing radio antenna. Restoration in progress, parts loosely attached or missing, top not attached but was included in sale. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $16,013. Huge money for what was really a project car For $16K you can find plenty of running and driving As that are ready to go. #96-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III Convertible. S/N HBJ8L30658. Red, black coves/black leather/black. LHD. Wheels: #429-1958 MGA Roadster. SN 37721. Red/ black/black. LHD. Chrome wire wheels, wheels. Complete and running, solid metal, sagging door handles, 1250cc version. Some fender damage on rear tips, loose-fitting top. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,170. The right price for a driver 1500cc TFs in concours condition can bring over $25K, but this certainly wasn't one of those. LHD. Spare on hood, full-view sunroof. Vehicle exhibited some tell-tale signs of real offroad use, but not too much abuse for its age. Solid non-rusting body, inexpensive paint, but plenty good for cruising the desert. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $8,500. Early Landies have their following, and crummy paint is sometimes an asset rather than a liability. $8,500 was a fair bid, and could have been taken without regret. #178-1973 TRIUMPH STAG Convertible. S/N LE2092UBW. Light blue/black leather/ black soft top. LHD. Five-point star cast wheels, automatic. Showing over 70,000 miles, Sports Car Market

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•  I I m• m• m• elm• SC III AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA driving condition, even with the automatic. That's up at least $5K from a year ago. #85-1974 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Sedan. SiN SRC19914. White/ black leather, white piping. LHD. Sloppy blue leather/dark blue fabric top, sunroof. LHD. Appeared to be a very amateur sunroof installation. Trouble bubbles spotted in C-pillar and wheel lips. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $11,900. Imagine being the one to take a can opener to the roof of a Rolls. I'm surprised there wasn't a spoiler on the rear deck and a Chevy V8 under the hood as well. GERMAN CARS car featured tattered seats and faded soft trim, bore recent Calif. plates. Ran well and looked straight. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,245. With all due respect to SCM Stag collector Doug Zaitz, the inherent design problems with these cars, coupled with their somewhat strange styling, will always keep them a 3rd-tier collectible. Fair price. #135-1974 JAGUAR XICE V12 SERIES III Convertible. S/N UE1S23664. Dark green/tan leather/tan. LHD. Chrome wheels, automatic. #138.1-1956 PORSCHE 356 1600 SUPER Speedster. S/N 81174. White/red leather/tan. LHD. Chrome steel wheels. Left door sagged a repaint, poor masking around interior and under hood, dash pad showing effects of too much sun. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. Old Rollers that have fallen into the hands of "look rich for cheap" bottom feeders are scary buys. Everything about this car screamed "I'm about to break!" Bid was fair enough. #95-1976 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW Sedan. S/N SRE25281. White/dark Well-presented driver with sheepskins hiding seats. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,500. $30K seems to be the new market number for SIIIs in J. J. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES BEST & Co. SPORTS CAR FINANCING 8.49%* 4-12 YEAR TERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • 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 "8.49% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1239.32 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. June, 2000  53 bit and chrome was dulled, showing minor pitting. Despite fresh paint, car just didn't have any sizzle visually. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $52,000. The bid was high enough for a decent, but not spectacular, Speedster #911-1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Convertible. S/N A1210401001090. Light gray/blue leather/black. LHD. Odo: 60,000 miles. Steel wheels, 4-speed. Basically untouched, original 60,000-mile car. A few minor dings and marks of usage, but no serious abuse

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.5CM AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA velour. LHD. Four doors, 21 windows, factory sunroof. Straight body, good and fresh paint, incorrect interior and no Safari windshields. "Surf's up, dude." Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Grand, generous bid for a car with a limited following. Will probably have to go to Monterey or Barrett-Jackson to bring any more. evident. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Finding an unmolested 190SL is much more satisfying than coming across one that has had a cheeseburger restoration. This was a solid car, and deserved a higher bid. #103-1961 MESSERSCHMITT KT-200 Canopy Coupe. S/N 77456. Cream, red fenders/red, white vinyl/black. LHD. Complete #359-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Convertible. S/N 107044-12-00-42. Silver metallic/black leather/black. LHD. Odo: 40,000 miles. Hard top, automatic, steel wheels. elEVNIIIMIN #411-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Convertible. SN 113-044-12-02-1. Light blue/ dark blue leather/dark blue. LHD. Odo: 25,000 miles. Hard top, standard wheels, factory air conditioning, automatic. Well-preserved, 25,000-mile car, claimed California from new, sported 1975 issued plates. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,225. Perhaps the bargain of the auction. Handsome, unmolested and ready to give the new owner miles of pleasure. #369-1973 PORSCHE 911T Targa Coupe. restoration, straight panels, strong engine. Appeared authentic and complete to factory standards. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $13,000. Micro cars have had their moment, and while this might have been a $25K car 4 years ago, $13K isn't insulting today. #121-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL Convertible. S/N 190SL014334. Red/black Equipped with European headlights on US car. Reset odometer made 40,000 not reliable. Dirt and dust in paint. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $14,000. The 280SL is the best driving of the 230/250/280 series, and cars in top condition have brought over $50,000. This, however, was just a driver, and could have been sold for the amount bid. #103.1-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Convertible. S/N 107044-12-01-10. White/ dark blue leather/dark blue. LHD. Hard top, S/N 9113111529. Pearl white/black leather/ black. LHD. Cookie cutter alloys, 4-speed. California rust-free body, some body work evident on lower door edges and rockers. Front lid a little snug. Rear quarters a little wavy. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,090. If the engine is as wavy as the body, this will be a Porsche repair shop's delight. May need $5K of work to be a $10K car. #153-1973 PORSCHE 914 Targa Coupe. S/N 4732900025. Blue metallic/black leather/ black. LHD. Eight-spoke Spider cast wheels. leather/black cloth. LHD. Steel wheels, standard trans. Complete but looking a little ragged under the fresh paint. Rockers were particularly interesting with their Pacific Ocean-style waves. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Bid was generous given the uneven presentation of the car. #127-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TYPE II Mini-bus. S/N 24614867. Cream, red/gray automatic, steel wheels. Engine was coughing. It appeared to be old enough to smoke, and it did. Solid body but mechanical problems seemed apparent. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $11,900. A beater that you should run, not walk away from unless you like to do ground-up SL restorations in your spare time. #408-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL Convertible. S/N 113-044-12-00-1. Red/tan leather/tan. LHD. Hard top, standard wheels Rebuilt engine and many other items. Body panels straight, but soft trim looked Armor All shiny. Some shrinkage noted on dash. Smooth runner. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,520. Cheap enough for a car that was too modern for the masses, and that Porsche was ambivalent about calling a Porsche right from the start. factory air conditioning, automatic. Straight body. Some overspray and less-than-perfect masking, otherwise decent. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $17,955. Fair price for a car that appeared to have been well kept. 54  #75-1975 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL Cony e r tib 1 e. S/N 107044-12-02-73. Red/tan leather/tan. LHD. Hard top, automatic, silver new-style wheels, fog lights. Straight and no signs of damage. Repaint was done well. Some masking problems near glass seals. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $7,400. 450SLs were good sellers, which means that there are a lot of used ones around. They'll never be collectible, Sports Car Market

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Sala AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA market. Assuming this was a decent car, it was underpriced by at least $10K. #146-1969 DETOMASO MANGUSTA Coupe. S/N 8MA5010. Red/tan leather. LHD. Cast alloy wheels. Front panel gaps very large just comfortable convertibles for cruising. This bid was light by at least $3K. #83.1-1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL Convertible. S/N 107044-12-05-46. Black, red pinstripe/red leather/black. LHD. Hard top, tan leather/tan. LHD. Silver old-style cast wheels. Doors and fenders didn't align to factory specs. Deck lid also off from proper fit. Original Calif. plates still with car. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,035. A good buy if the mechanicals have been taken care of ITALIAN CARS #133-1967 MASERATI GHIBLI Coupe. S/N AM115062. Red/black leather. LHD. Cast and overall, car had used appearance. Even the seller was apologetic, but still a decent coupe. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Mangustas have a reputation for being wonderful to look at and terrible to drive. The bid was market-correct. #131.1-1971 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA Convertible Conversion. S/N 14037. Black/tan, black/black. LHD. Borrani silver old-style cast wheels, automatic. Bug bodies spotted in crevices of the dash, other dirt and debris seem to indicate lack of complete maintenance. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,555. About right for a car with nothing special for or against it. Bug bodies were included free. #82-1981 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL Convertible. S/N WDBBA45A9BBDD13. White/ alloy wheels, 5-speed. Some front-end chips from flying pebbles, soft seats and worn pedals. Mileage may have been well over the 60K indicated. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $15,225. Maseratis continue to take it on the chin in the 6,3010.1eW For people who care about their cars... PASSPORT Auction Reports, continued on page 73 SINCE 1970 PASSPT ■••11b. ammi  monows  1■1 MIM  I■ IN=  mil, low MEN  ■1116 ■NIM NNW  MIM NMI =no a■ imm; June, 2000  Classic and specialty cars safely delivered anywhere in the USA • Nationwide fleet • Door to door service • Insurance included • Liftgate loading • Satellite tracking • Special event www.passporttransport.com 55 PASSPORT TRANSPORT 37 Progress Parkway St. Louis, MO 63043 800.325.4267 314.878.5777 Fax 314.878.7295

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Book Reviews by Michael Duffey Ratings: 4-1:!(1:(13-* is Best. Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review. Please send one copy to SCM, PO. Box 16130, Please send another to Michael Duffey, 2953 Park Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068 Author: David McKinney Publisher: Osprey Automotive, dist. by Classic Motorbooks Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 71/2" x 91/4" paperback. 112 pages. Price: $19.95 Rating: Race fans Can-Am Cars: 1966-1974 Casual enthusiast The Can-Am, a series filled with big names and even bigger motors, dominated the US racing scene for almost ten years. "Racing without rules" was the original thrust of the Can-Am and though some aspects of design would be outlawed, there were many specifications of the cars that remained unlimited. The statistics and a blow-by-blow account of the series has been featured in other books. Author David McKinney has taken a different approach with the subject and has collected the stories behind each of the successful cars and tells the tale of the cars' development, victories and failures. Can-Am Cars: important twists and turns during the life of the series: the winners, losers, one-offs and world beaters; McKinney has them all in his sights as he recounts the spectacle with his text, photos and illustrations. From early tube-frame cars all the way through to the wedge-shaped cars with wings that acted as convenient billboards, the Can-Am was unforgettable for those who witnessed it and unbelievable for those who didn't. Though not as good or as noisy as being there, David McKinney has captured the flavor of the era that will make this book enjoyable to not only Can-Am fans but '60s and '70s motor racing fans in general. Indy Cars of the 1950s Author: Karl Ludvigsen Publisher: Iconografix, dist. by Classic Motorbooks Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 101/4" x 81/2" paperback. 128 pages. Price: $19.95 Rating: Race fans 4-**1/2 Casual enthusiast The bulk of the winners of the "500" during the '40s were front-wheel drive. Like all things in racing, old cars become extinct thanks to newer, quicker machinery or rule changes. The new front-engine, rear-drive cars that challenged the front-wheel-drive racers would come to be known as "roadsters." They evolved during the '50s from the "upright" to "laydown" configurations usually based on the chassis of Frank Kurtis 56  1966-1974 covers all of the or A.J. Watson. However, by the end of the '60s, the next generation, rear-engine, reardrive cars became dominant and only a few years later, the frontengine car would become extinct. The era of Portland, OR 97292. 'a'ate.icKiryry, drive roadster is the subject of Karl Ludvigsen's book Indy Cars of the 1950s. This photo essay shows the evolution of the '50s Indy car during this classic period. We see the early part of the decade featuring cars that look like the period "sprint cars." By the middle of the decade, the cars become lower, narrower, lighter and often fitted with offset drivelines. Though usually equipped with the venerable "Offy," Ludvigsen also shows roadsters equipped with Ferrari and Maserati powerplants. On the track, posed in the pit lane or in the garages, the cars are the stars in this book. The photos that Ludvigsen has chosen to represent the era show the beautiful surface finish and attention to detail typical of an Indy car; most '50s Grand Prix cars were scruffy by comparison. With more photos than text, Indy Cars of the 1950s can appeal to a wider audience than larger, data-filled volumes, making it enjoyable to hard-core historians and race fans alike. BMW M-series: Including Ml, M3, M5, M635 and M Roadster Author: Chris Rees Publisher: Motor Racing Publications, dist. by Classic Motorbooks Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 91/4" x 7" paperback 128 pages. Price: $19.95 Rating: BMW fans Casual enthusiast Ifr'/2 BMW "Motorsport" is virtually a separate division of BMW. Within the Motorsport organization are: "M Power," responsible for the engines; "M Technics," dealing with aerodynamics, wheels, tires and suspension parts; "M Team," the racing department and "M Style," focusing on marketing fashion accessories. Most enthusiasts are more familiar with the "M" badge on a very special group of road cars, subject of this new edi- the front-engine, rear- tion of Chris Rees' book, BMW M-series. Beginning with the mid-engined MI, Rees tells the story of the M cars; how they were built, Lamborghini's involvement with the chassis and suspension, the mechanical specifications and the development of the competition model. The same level of detail is carried out on the other M cars, including the E30 and E-36 M3, the E-12 and E-28 M535i, the M5, M635i and the new M roadster. M owners-to-be will find a useful section on buying a second-hand M-model BMW, with a separate chapter on each model. Also included are comprehensive appendices with technical data, production data and full performance figures. A history book and a buyer's guide in one, this new paperback edition will be a useful addition to the BMW enthusiast's library and a helpful guide book for the enthusiast shopping for his first M car. Editor: Dan Campbell Publisher: The BIG Car Book Company Phone: 602/376-1550 Size: 101/4" x 8" paperback. 320 pages. Price: $24.95 Rating: Fiero owners and enthusiasts **1fr13Casual enthusiast 11- The BIG Guide to Fiero Kits at Parts The Fiero's unique construction, utilizing removable, non-stressed body panels makes it a natural for conversion to different body styles. Editor Dan Campbell has compiled the catalogs from twenty-nine manufacturers of body kits, hard parts and upgrades for the Fiero. Included are body kits to convert the Fiero into an ersatz GT-40, Dino 246 GT, Countach, 308 GTB, 328 GTB, 355 or Testarossa. For those interested in a little "go" with the show, there are also several manufacturers listed who offer kits to upgrade the performance of the stock 4- and 6-cylinder engines. If that isn't enough power potential, there are also kits listed to install other, more powerful engines from the Olds Quad Four all the way to a small-block Chevrolet. Helping to keep those horses harnessed are an excellent selection of suppliers offering shocks, springs, sway bars and brakes. The interior also doesn't escape the opportunity for upgrading with suppliers of digital gauges, custom dashboards, leather seats and door panels, making The BIG Guide to Fiero Kits & Parts onestop shopping for the Fiero owner looking for everything from a small update to a full-blown, let's-not-let-good-taste-stand-in-the-way firebreathing GT-40 replidoodad.• Sports Car Market

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11.11.=1 The Wrenching TRUTH  Apple Motors by Bill Neill enver, Colorado is a long way from Italy. But located in the Rocky Mountains is Apple Motors, a shop that specializes in Italian automobiles. Owner Dave Dutton began the business as a Fiat repair shop in 1973, but in recent years has broadened his service to include more exotic Italian makes. SCMsubscriber Bill Gorelick, who brought Apple Motors to the attention of "The Wrenching Truth," called them "an honest shop with reasonable prices that stands behind their work." He has been taking his '79 Lancia Zagato Targa and '76 Lancia Scorpion Spyder to Apple Motors for over a decade. Dutton was working on the brakes of a Lamborghini Silhouette when we called, preparing to install a master brake cylinder. Most of Apple Motors' new customers find them through referrals by satisfied Apple clients. "A lot of shops won't work on strange Italian cars. But we welcome them here," said Dutton. His automotive experience goes back to his highschool days in the late '60s when his first job was working for a Fiat dealership in Denver. He can remember wrenching on 850s and 124s back then, as well as 1100R sedans. By now, 124s and X119s represent most of Apple's Fiat work since the majority of the sedans have turned into piles of rust. Customers bring their Fiats to Apple Motors from all over the Rocky Mountain region, CNC milling machine. When a Lamborghini Urraco suffered an engine fire, Dutton found that parts to repair the accelerator pump were not available. He fabricated four little brass wheels to repair it, at a cost of about $200. When good used parts are available, Dutton favors them to save customers money. He also tries to find equivalent parts by non-OEM manufacturers when it is cost effective, like American-made clutch discs for some Maseratis. Dutton has no trepidation about troubleshooting exotic electrical systems. "Generally it's a matter of something as simple as a loose fuse," he said. Recently, while sorting out a 1977 Lamborghini Countach, he found that, "Somebody had changed the wiring around to defeat the fuel pump safety mechanism. The auxiliary air-flow regulator wasn't getting any juice. Once I got power to it, everything was fine. It wasn't rocket science, just logic." Lancias on their web site, www.apple motors.com. They sell used Cromodora wheels and special valves and cylinder heads to make Fiat X1/9s go faster. For aftermarket hop-ups, Apple carries electronic parts including Secret Ignition systems and Accel engine computers. Between them, Dutton and his son campaign two X1/9 race cars, and he maintains another pair of racing X119s for customers. His staff drives Fiats and Lancias to work, including a Lancia Zagato and a Beta coupe. Dutton complained about the SUVs that have inundated Denver, and speculated about using a car-mounted laser cannon to vaporize them. "SUVs seem to be the equivalent of a license to drive very rudely," Dutton said. "Also, there's just no reason you have to have six liters to get to the grocery store or to child care." After all, 1.1 liters was just fine for generations of Fiat sedan owners. most recently a Fiat X1/9 that was towed in from Santa Fe, New Mexico at a cost of $350. In addition to Fiats, Dutton enjoys the challenge of fine-tuning engines with multiple carburetors, whether a humble four-cylinder or a mighty V12. "Bring them in and we can make them purr," he said. He has also had experience with Citroens, "the most interesting car there is," he said, singling out the hydraulic systems and sleek aerodynamic shape of the Citroen DS as their unique attributes. Dutton credits the Mazda Miata with a resurgence of interest in Fiat 124 Spiders. With new Miatas costing over $20,000, spending as much as $5,000 to fix up a 124 starts to look very attractive. Apple Motors has the facilities and personnel to fabricate parts when necessary on their June, 2000  Apple Motors owner Dave Dutton with a customer's 1973 Maserati Indy. Shop  Owner  Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Hourly rate  Specialty  Location  Prefers to work on  Least favorite  Phone  Web site  E-mail  Denver, Colorado 4 27 $55 ($80 for exotic cars) Italian cars Multi-carburetor cars SUV s 303/421-0571 www.applemotors.com Dave@applemotors.com Apple Motors doesn't work on automatic transmissions, or do body, paint or glass work. They job these tasks out to other shops with which they have developed a good relationship. Apple Motors offers parts for Fiats and 4 Apple Motors Dave Dutton Dutton does much of his daily driving in a Fiat X119. He feels the negative comments about the small, wedge-shaped car are based on ignorance. "You can have a good time with any little Fiat or any cheap car as long as you know its idiosyncrasies," Dutton claimed. Speaking of the later, fuelinjected X1/9, Dutton said, "Try and find a good one for sale. If you have one with no rust, I've got six to eight guys who want to buy it. Same with the Fiat Spider." Of course, that doesn't mean that every old Fiat sports car is worthy of reno- vation. "I saw a perfectly beautiful 124 Spider a year or two ago," Dutton recalled. "We put it on a lift and found it had too much wrong with it." One frame cross member appeared to have separated and then been welded back together. It leaked oil, needed shocks and suspension work, a clutch, rear seals, and brakes. The estimate quickly ran over $2,000-3,000 and Dutton had to tell the new owner that the car "wasn't worth working on. He would spend far more than it was worth." To avoid these nasty surprises, Apple Motors offers a pre-purchase inspection for $80-150, depending on the car. They investigate it on a lift to see if any expensive problems are lurking. "The money you spend before you buy a car is usually the best money you will ever spend," said Dutton.• 57 ,  A look at repair and restoration shops recommended by SCM subscribers. Please send your suggestions for shops for us to consider to copyed@sportscarmarket.com , fax 503/252-5854.

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• Chassis number: ZA9L00000GLA 12006 • Etceterini & Friends Market Place 1986 Lamborghini LM-002 "Cabriolet" resulted from the marriage of the Countach QV's 5.2liter V12 to a functionally styled—some would say brutally styled-4 x 4. The union resulted in scintillating performance and a top speed in excess of 124 mph. The distinctive fourdoor body was handmade and the LM-002 came equipped in a manner one would expect of the world's foremost supercar manufacturers. Not surprisingly, Lamborghini's ultimate 4 x 4 found many customers in the Middle East, the example pictured here being delivered to the United Arab Emirates. One of just 241 produced, it is the only one built with a cabriolet top and has covered just 18,500 kilometers (11,470 miles). Described as "fully original and perfectly preserved," the car has beige Connolly leather interior, power windows, air conditioning, black mohair top and tonneau and an electric winch. Currently configured for two-wheel drive by Lamborghini Belgium in the interests of performance and fuel economy, the car comes with all necessary components for four-wheel drive. 0 58  Years produced  The vehicle described here sold for $56,644, including commission, at the Brooks Europe Auction held March 6, 2000 in Geneva, Switzerland. Only the excesses of the late '80s could have produced the LM-002. A 6,000-lb., V12-powered, four-wheel-drive vehicle with single-digit fuel economy and a turning circle quoted at sixteen meters (fifty-two feet) doesn't exactly make for a soccer mom's taxi. The big Lambo was probably Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  ne of the most exciting offthe Lamborghini LM-002 road vehicles ever conceived, gasoline fumes to fill the can This problem was sorted out in 1989 with the injected models, but the fuel tank relocation lowered the capacity from seventy gallons to thirty-five; kind of like having a "peanut tank" on your Harley-Davidson. This one-off cabriolet probably doesn't suffer from the fuel vapor when the top is down, but this somehow defeats the luxury aspects of the LM-002, with its leather-trimmed interior and air conditioning. However, given the choice of being able to breathe (with top down) or being asphyxiated by gasoline fumes (with top up), I expect this Lambo will probably end up being used primarily as a top-down cruiser The issue of the front half of the four-wheel-drive assembly being removed should be addressed. The cost of restoration to original specs has to be factored in when considering market value. Imagine owning a two-wheel-drive LM-002 that gets stuck in that first light snowfall while Subaru Outbacks and Audi A4s go scampering by. The horror, the horror 1985-1992 241 $125,000 Door jamb and engine bay Top of engine near freeze plug Alternative to consider  aimed more at the Arab oil millionaire than drivers of Land Rovers; a good thing with its Kevlar-reinforced Pirelli Scorpion tires selling for $1,600 per corner Still, owners love them and find them to be reliable, fun and, ([anything, unique. There are some pluses and minuses to an early version like this one. The carbureted version is more powerful than the later injected cars, but the early cars had the fuel tanks formed as part of the back seat. Either the (very long) weld seams or the sender ports allowed $55,000-70,000 $3,000 $648.11 Lamborghini Club, America One Northwood Dr., Orinda, CA 94563 www.lamborghiniclub.com Hummer Most dealers in the US like to price the LM002 in the $50s ([they hope to move them in a reasonable amount oftime. The "America" model fetches more, but it is only a wheel and trim package that makes the car an America rather than any serious or desirable mechanical differences. It can be difficult to put a number on a one-ofa-kind version of an already rare car If this "Rambo Lambo" were put back to its original driveline specs, the sale price in the mid fifties would easilyfly here in the States, where cabriolets of all flavors are desirable. I wonder ([your your average buyer will find issue with the change to two-wheel drive; few, I'm sure, take their cars off-road. But consider that your average LM002 buyer isn't average at all. Overall? The mid-fifties sale price is probably repeatable. Just be sure to check out the tread depth on the Kevlar tires before raising your paddle.—Michael Duffey (Photo and description courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Marke

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MD 68 ISO GRIFO, black with black leather interior & chrome Borrani wire wheels, 20,500 original miles, has received 2 trophies & People's Choice at Pebble Beach Concours, recent 1st Place in Italian Sports riends arket Plac Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only$40 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regulartextclassified only$15per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! Seethe classified orderform on page 72. Class in San Diego Concours, $75,000. Chuck, 619-461-8130. CA 69 ISO GRIFO, factory high-performance 327 cid Chevrolet, 4-spd, a/c and Borrani wire wheels. Great comfort,magnificent styling, fantastic and reliable, 32,500 miles, excellent condition, $44,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 71 ISO GRIFO, Series two Targa, #353, fully restored, yellow with black trim, light brown interior, total production four, very rare, $155,000 OBO. 941-924-9523. FL 72 ISO GRIFO CAN AM, 454 engine, chassis #368, red/red, new paint and rebuilt engine, excellent condition, 5-speed ZF, $148,000 OBO. 941-924-9523. FL LAMBORGHINI 67 400 CT 2+2, beautiful full restoration, red with tan leather, drives great, $49,500. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-5240340 MO 67 MIURA, red/buckskin, former Mike Sheehan car, rare Spyder conversion, S and SV upgrades by Bob Wallace, excellent condition, new upholstery and carpets, $105,000. 410-268-5033. MD 68 ESPADA SERIES ONE, white/tan, 80K km, engine completely rebuilt, beautiful original Swiss car, dash, leather, interior, perfect front floor, carpets worn, little rust on rear arches, body and brightwork perfect, Ph:41-32-322-2914; fax:41-32322-4543 Switzerland $19,500. 70 ISLERO S, red with grey and black interior, 250 km on rebuilt engine, excellent www.maseratinet.com arMASERATI .••■ NIL 976 *4" ImTERNmso 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 Francis G. Mandarano  President June, 2000  P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com 4111, miff IIIOM Serving the Maserati community since 1976 • ..‘ condition, $50,000. 636-239-6781. MO 71 ESPADA SERIES TWO, only 56K km, perfect, burgundy red, lovely black leather, absolutely no rust, new clutch, beautiful and clean car, needs nothing, PH:41-32322-2914; fax:4I-32-322-4543, Switzerland $25,000. . 72 JARAMA, fully maintained by enthusiast since new, red/black, factory twin tops, banker's boxes of receipts, unreasonably underpriced $27,000. Cosmopolitan Motors LLC, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-4676532 WA 73 ESPADA S3, brown/green, 17K miles, excellent mechanicals and leather, paint okay, tools, all records since new, $35,000. Chris, 203-324-3219. CT 73 ESPADA SERIES HI, brown with green leather, 17K miles, A/C, 5-spd, well-sorted 3rd owner car, all records from new, tools, see pictures at www.cmf-enterprises.com $35,000. 203-324-3219. CT 74 COUNTACH, earliest production car, featured early factory literature in Lamborghini museum last 6 years, great investment with only 5,600 miles, $175,000 firm. 804-973-8567. VA 74 ESPADA, in factory orange with tan, only 34K miles, original owner, great condition, $34,400 offers. Vintage Car Store, 914-358-0500. NY 74 JARAMA S, factory air, 5-spd, power steering, burgundy metallic/ tan leather, 29K miles, exceptional example, with excellent history, $32,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL Don't hesitate to buy cars in Europe! LANCIA 57 B24S AURELIA, convertible V6, transaxle, beautiful restoration in dark red with tan leather, Nardi, dual Weber setup, Borrani wires, one of the world's most innovative cars in superb condition. 1 of 472 built, $85,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 58 AURELIA B-20, excellent CA car, black with maroon leather, Nardi options, $35,000. 530-893-1633. FAX 530-8930669 CA 61 APP1A SPORT ZAGATO, Concours winner of 47 First Place awards throughout the 60's including Pebble Beach, Fantastic original condition, $35,000. 530893-1633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 62 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, undergoing high quality restoration, $60,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532 WA 65 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, nice proper numbers matching car, 2.8 3C, blue with crimson, runs well, $40,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-4676532 WA 72 FULVIA ZAGATO 1600, low original miles, beautiful interior, unrestored, $17,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 72 FULVIA COUPE, flawless original, show condition, dark Lancia blue with original brown leather, $13,500. 530-8931633. FAX 530-893-0669 CA 1 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:  • c.a. r. logistics +41 31 888 14 25 e-mail:carlog@packimpex.ch 59

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76 SCORPION, $5,900. 514-494-7825. CANADA QC 76 SCORPION, 36K original miles, unrestored original, no rust, 2.0 5-spd, $4,500 OBO. Paul, 414-444-4534. WI 77 SCORPION, 61K, silver/red, new tires, brakes, Koni shocks, Ansa exhaust, new timing belt, glass buttress model, $6,000. dlr, 914-949-0103 9-6 M-Sat. NY 82 ZAGATO, solid, no rust, runs, motivated, $2,200. 858-695-3882. CA MASERATI 59 3500 GT TOURING, Touring Superleggera, red, lovely original black leather, engine freshly rebuilt, receipts, perfect body, Borranis, beautiful Swiss car,PH: 41-32-322-2914; Fax: 41-32-3224543; Switzerland $28,000. 64 3500 GT SERIES 2, Sebring, excellent condition, red with black interior, runs and drives very well, $31,000. Paul Lane, 203377-6745. CT 67 GHIBLI, complete car, very original, needing restoration, $12,950. Gullwing Motor Cars, 718-545-0500. FAX 7 18-5451308 NY 68 MEXICO, one and only power top convertible, 4 seater, restored, drk blue with cream interior and matching top and boot, pw front and back, pwr driver seat, new radio with pwr antenna, all wood refinished, mint Borrani wire wheels, engine restored, ps & pb, +more $49,500 call for trade info. 302762-6500 anytime. DE 694.0 MISTRAL SPYDER, white, black top and interior, 36K original miles, original working Lucas fuel injection, 16 year 2nd owner with all records and manuals since new, Borranis, excellent condition, $72,500. 949-650-8405. CA 72 GHIBLI SPYDER 4.9 SS, #20 of 25 made, red/black, a/c, pw, 5-spd, very rare factory hardtop, all books, records, tools in original pack, window sticker, etc, registered for Concorso Italian°, Carmel, CA, $149,500 serious calls only. Rich, 949248-4220. CA 74 MERAK, striking and beautiful monocolor white with tan interior, runs and drives well, paint stripped to the metal 5 yrs ago, garaged since, nevertheless needs TLC, $12,000 best offer. 609-252-1405. NJ STANGUELLINI 59 STANGUELLINI FJ, Speciale, one off assembled in France with Jaeger Gauges, rare 4 wheel independent suspension, total ground up restoration and class winner at Pebble Beach 1995. First among front engine FJ's at Monterey 96 and 97, the best with many spares, Brian, 916634-3559. CA LITERATURE Manuals & Books for all exotic & rare makes: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com, call 248-357-4750 or toll free: 888-380-9277 . MI WANTED: Literature/Automobilia: Original sales brochures, owners/shop manuals, posters, photographs, racing memorabilia, for many 1920-present U.S./foreign automobiles, sports/racing cars. Stamped envelope, specific request. I also buy literature. www.autolit.com ; Walter Miller; 6710 Brooldawn,Syracuse, NY. 13211. 315-432-8282. FAX 315-4328256 NY • 31 DUESENBERG MODEL A, two-seat Indy car, s/n 718, an excellent running older restoration of an important piece of American racing history, just the ticket to the Monterey Histories, It's a duesy, $160,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 33 FORD GILMORE LION S, you do not have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun, flathead power, 7'1" chrome pipes, red with Gilmore graphics, tan interior, $19,500. Roger Morrison, 785-827-9331 office. FAX 785-827-9337 KS 50 JAGUAR XK 120, vintage race car, professional ground-up restoration by Bassett's Jaguar, built for VSCCA, maroon with red leather racing interior, too much to list but the car is perfect and fast, $100,000 consider XK in trade. Sandy Schliper, 717-741-2485. PA 53 FERRARI 212 INTER, #0289EU, vintage raced since '86 with no DNFs, matching engine, $27,500. Garry Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA 57 ELVA MK II, s/n 100/49, 1 of the few alloy bodied Mk II's, fully restored for vintage racing, accepted by all sanctioning bodies, many valuable spares, $57,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 58 DEVIN, Corvette Special, 283 engine, T-10 transmission, original 4 Strombergs on Offenhauser manifold, 1,960 lbs, new ATL fuel cell, oil cooler, Accusump, Hurst shifter and much more, logbooks from SVRA-Monterey and HSR, $55,000 OBO. Michael Walther, 314-725-9876. MO 59 AUSTIN-HEALEY, Bug Eye vintage racer, former cover Minia Mania, record holder, all steel ultralight body, record holder, Speedwell prep, VARA legal, (duplicate available at $17,500) $35,000. 805565-1336. FAX 805-565-4171 CA 60 MGA TWIN CAM, burgundy, less than 100 hours since 100% professionally restored, full race prep w/dual seats and harness, SVRA logbook, easily converted back to road use, invested 40K, trailer also available, $25,000. Gordon, 315-682-8802 days. 315-682-5391 eves. NY 60 PORSCHE CARRERA GT, coupe, silver/black, 3 yr restoration, over 2,000 hrs and 150K spent, 692-3A engine by Doyle, famous race history, very historic car, $185,000 trades considered. Paul, 312984-2392 work. 733-528-7920 home. IL 61 ALFA GIULIETTA, Spider, vintage race, in need of updating, dual Webers, $6,750. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. FAX 847-247-0446 IL 62 TRIUMPH TR4, vintage race car, concours & race winner, SVRA legal, Group 44 colors, new spare motor, many spares, complete, race ready, $40,000. Bill Colom, 860-572-9361. CT 64 LOTUS 32, ex Jim Clark, beautiful, historic and fast, $90,000. Paul Lane, 203-3776745. CT 65 AC COBRA 289, CSX 2517, American racing blue, rack and pinion, FIA bodywork, hood scoop, roll bar, quick jacks, complete top and side curtains, four Webers, oil cooler, side exhaust and Halibrands, 1,800 miles on complete restoration, US & UK documents, $165,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 65 LOTUS ELAN S2, vintage race prepared, log book, also street legal road equipment, documented race history from '65, ready for road or track $17,900. 561595-3000. FL 66 BMW TISA, parts, history, restoration, free track time, $16,500. 616-253-2017. MI 66 COBRA SC SHELBY 4000, series, CSX 4085, 500 miles, red, white stripes, aluminum 427, 4-speed toploader, 550 hp, leather, heater, like new, $105,000. Mike, 703-221-7134. VA 67 ALFA ROMEO GTV, 2-Liter motor, good history, ready to race, free track time, $16,500. 616-253-2017. MI 69 LOLA T-142, Formula 5000, Canadian F-5000 Champion, restored, ready to race and tremendous fun, Hewland LG-600 gearbox, 10 wheels, spare gear sets, $58,000. 608845-8091. FAX 608-845-9729 WI 69 LOLA T162, s/n SL: 162/14, Chaparral 427, Lucas injection, Hewland LG600, 5-yr restoration just completed, no corners cut, $275,000 offers. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 69 CORVETTE 427, roadster, SCCA AP race car since new, 14 yrs of documented race history/photos thru 82, Regional and National wins, in storage for 18 yrs, all #'s sail° 1.71 match, $60,000, interesting trades. John C, 480-315-0863. AZ 74 ALFA ROMEO GTV, built to be a reliable time trial, vintage car you can drive to track, drivetrain rebuilt, gutted interior, excellent yellow paint, $6,900. Phil, 949831-5882. CA 80 LOLA T-333, Prophet Can Am, Bobby Rahal's '79 Laguna SECA winning car, $88,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 93 348 LM, built under Ferrari direction by Simpson Engineering in '93 and ran in LeMans in '93 & '94 BPR Series in '95 and '96, excellent condition, very trick, spares package, $125,000 trades considered. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA PORSCHE 906 CARRERA 6, ex-Racing Team Holland factory racecar. Raced by Gijs van Lennep, Ben Pon, Toine Hezemans, etc. Very famous car still in original condition as it left the track in 1969 and untouched and dry stored since! Needs a rebuild. Unique opportunity for the real collector and vintage racer, no offers, no timewasters please! $275,000 plus shipping. Peter, +31521-551118 phone/fax. HOLLAND WANTED See that car in the upper left of this section? I want something like that. Factory or "special" body OK, but must be prewar and have a BIG engine - over 4 Liters and under $50K. Howard, 973-898-6786 call eves. NJ • ALFA ROMEO • FERRARI • BMW RVIC 60  Other Fine Imports DAN S OMME RS MANAGER (503) 274-0064 1313 W. 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Sheehan Speaks by Michael Sheehan The $7,000 Paint lob was recently asked why it should cost $7,000 to paint a garden-variety Ferrari 308 when a Mercedes 450SL can be resprayed for under $2,500. Before I answer, let me say that I was in the body and paint business from 1972 to 1996, specializing in Ferraris, and painting the occasional Mercedes, Porsche or Lamborghini. In those twenty-four years, my company painted over 500 Ferraris and employed over fifty different painters and painter's helpers. All hours were tracked and each employee had to fill out a daily time card detailing what work was done and which materials were used. We used this information to analyze each job for efficiency after its completion. I To give an idea of the complications involved in painting a Ferrari, let's compare a Ferrari 308 GTS to a Mercedes 450SL, both classic convertibles of the '70s and '80s. We'll assume both cars are painted a solid color on an undamaged and non-rusted body, with aged and sun-cracked paint. Let's further assume that both cars have been badly "keyed" and must be totally repainted, and that both cars are covered by insurance. Porsches and Mercedes are examples of the finest of German mass-produced craftsmanship. All body parts are stamped out of expensive metal dies and are produced in mass quantities. They fit together perfectly, are totally interchangeable, and are made to be assembled in quantity. In comparison, Ferraris are built in limited production. The parts are stamped out over less refined dies and are fitted and assembled by hand. All body panels are welded in place, making removal, replacement or close-tolerance fitting much more difficult. To remove the chrome and trim from a Mercedes takes only a few hours for an experienced body man. A Ferrari requires a full day for the same procedure. For example, to remove the door handles and lock assemblies on a Mercedes requires a Phillips screwdriver and less than a minute per door. To remove the door handles and lock assemblies on a Ferrari requires removing the door panels and disassembling the door, equaling the better part of a day's work for both doors. Total disassembly time for the Mercedes: 2 hours. For the Ferrari: 8-plus hours. Chemically stripping the Mercedes is easy. Simply mask the door, grille and taillight openings, pour on the stripper, and wait thirty minutes. Off comes the paint to reveal a perfect body built to the highest standards. The Mercedes can be stripped and be in bare metal before the painter's helper goes to lunch. The Ferrari is much more difficult to strip chemically, as the hood and deck lid must be June, 2000  removed. Simply removing the louvers and screens from the rear deck lid requires hours of work. Because of the complicated curve in the rear panel area around the taillights and licenseplate light, the side indentations in the body and the windshield molding, stripping the Ferrari takes a minimum of a full day. Mercedes: 4 hours. Ferrari: 8-plus hours. Once stripped, the traces of remaining paint on the Mercedes can be lightly sanded after the tape is removed from the door, trunk and hood openings. These areas are sanded to bare metal, and in approximately four hours the Mercedes is ready to mask and prime. No such luck with the Ferrari. The many areas the stripper could not reach, such as inside the headlight opening, the upper edge of the recessed body centerline, and the area around the taillights must all be laboriously sanded by hand to remove the last coats of factory paint and factory primer/filler. Mercedes: 4 hours. Ferrari: 8-plus hours. Now for the first coat of primer. Thanks to its perfect body panels, the Mercedes requires a standard, easy-to-sand primer. The Mercedes can be masked in only a few hours, put in the booth, solvent washed, the lower surfaces masked and then primered in only half a day. Because of its exposed welds and seams, the Ferrari must be primered with a much thicker and more filling epoxy primer, blocked at least once and possibly twice for best results. The Ferrari is much more difficult to mask because of its headlight openings, complicated grille opening, taillight areas, etc. It is also more difficult to solvent wash because of its curvaceous body. Since the Ferrari sits lower to the ground, it's more difficult to mask the lower areas so that the wheel wells, bottom of the spoiler, and suspension and frame are not oversprayed. When masked and in place, the Ferrari can now be primered. Several coats are needed and must be allowed to "flash" so the solvents in the paint can evaporate between coats, equaling another half-day procedure. Mercedes: 4 hours. Ferrari: 12 hours. After the primer has cured, both cars can be mist-coated with a guide coat to show the low and high spots where the primer is sanded. The large flat panels on the Mercedes can be scuffed with a jitterbug sander, the corners and edges hand sanded, scuffed with Scotch-Brite and prepared for paint. Our labor-intensive Ferrari must be block sanded by hand. The many low spots must be scuffed and filled with blue glaze filler, allowed to dry, and then blocked. Because the epoxy primer and blue glaze filler will sand at different rates, small irregularities will occur and the entire car will then have to be re-primered. 100-grit sandpaper is used to "first cut" the primer and 150-grit sandpaper is used for the final blocking. Total (first) primer-blocking time for our Ferrari is probably two days. Mercedes: 4 hours. Ferrari: 16 hours. The Ferrari now needs to be re-primered to eliminate more of the many waves and ripples in the body. One more half day plus re-mask and a few hours for a re-primer. It's now time to block again. Mercedes: 0 hours. Ferrari: 8-plus hours. In the interim, our subject Mercedes has been re-masked, blown out, and repainted. Final prep and paint time for the Mercedes is less than eight hours. Our Ferrari must now be unmasked. The adjacent panels must now be covered and protected, guide coated and sanded again. Because the Ferrari is still primered with a very heavy fill epoxy primer, it's best to start on the second coat with a sandpaper of 180 grit, block and find all the problem areas, then lightly re-guide coat and re-block with 400-grit paper. A final, very light water sanding with 600-grit paper will remove any sanding marks. It's now time to let the water evaporate from the primers overnight and be ready for paint tomorrow. Mercedes: 0 hours. Ferrari: 8 hours. Now primered and ready to go, it's time for one last re-mask ofthe Ferrari. Back in the booth, a solvent wash, and then re-mask the lower surfaces. A good painter might be able to have everything done in four hours. Finally, it's time for paint. Mercedes: 0 hours. Ferrari: 4 hours. After a lunch break, it's back in the booth to mix the paint and spray our featured Ferrari. The curvaceous body is difficult to paint. The area around the taillights, entire body center-line indentation, the rear window and top buttresses, and the scoops, which bring air into the engine compartment, are a challenge for any painter. Total paint for the Ferrari is a full eight-hour day. Both cars may require slight de-nubbing, color sanding and buffing to remove minor orange peel. The Mercedes, with its large flat surfaces, is much easier to water sand, to knock off any dust or minor orange peel and buff. It can be done in half a day. The Ferrari requires much more careful attention since there are a lot of sharp edges and corners to catch the buffer and damage new paint jobs. Mercedes: 4 hours. Ferrari: 8-plus hours. Sheehan Speaks, continued on page 74 61

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Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only$40 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regulartext classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! See the dassified order form on page 72. 52 212 EUROPA, s/n 0183 EL, full history known, rebodied by Carrozzeria Allegretti as a Touring Barchetta in 1985, three four barrel Webers, has competed in numerous historic events including three Milles, Magny-Cours and Giro di Sicilia, immaculate, $425,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 61 400 SUPER AMERICA, Enzo Ferrari's personal Super America, silver green with black interior, see Cavallino #56 (June 90) for full details, magnificent original condition, never restored, $595,000 OBO. Jim Truitt, 831-626-0753. FAX 831625-1699 CA 62 250 GTO, accurate reproduction, alloy body, street/track, excellent condition, a sacrifice, $160,000 trade. 602-377-1197 days. 480-661-7766 eves. AZ 63 250 GTE, recent engine overhaul, nice original driver, $36,500. 509-747-8947. WA 64 LUSSO, red with tan leather, fully serviced, immaculate, drives beautifully, $144,900. Dlr, John Levy, 954-493-5211. FL 66 330 GT, 2+2, single headlight coupe, an extremely straight, clean example, showroom condition throughout, red/black, no disappointments, $39,500. Bob T., 207282-6161. ME 67 275 GTB/4, red with black leather, restored, original books and tools, fresh correct Michelin tires, Borrani wire wheels, $339,000. 858-622-1600. CA 67 365 GT 2+2, green with natural leather, rebuilt motor, needs paint and some mechanicals, $29,000. Rocky Santiago, 405-843-6117. OK 68 330 GTC, factory a/c, Borrani wire wheels, ice blue/black, magnificent throughout, $93,500. Motorcar gallery, 954-522-9900. FL 69 DAYTONA COUPE, red/black w/red inserts, non-plexi, no headrest, wires, wood steering wheel, $94,500. Forza, 860-3501140. FAX 860-350-1148 CT 71 DAYTONA 265 GTB4, 26K original miles, one owner since new, CA car, superb example, sell, buy, restore, Classic Showcase, 760-747-9947. FAX 760-747-4021 CA 72 365 GTS/4, Daytona Spyder, factory spyder, red/black, 23K miles, very nice, $375,000. Barrett-Jackson; Edward Fallon, 602-273-0791. FAX 602-244-1538 AZ 72 DINO 246 GTS, red/tan, rare European flares, chairs, new Daytona interior, carpets, s/s exhaust, rebuilt carbs, major service, excellent synchros, books and records, $69,900. Chuck, 770-957-6369. GA 72 DINO 246 GTS SPYDER, light blue metallic/tan, 20K original miles, one owner car with manuals and tools, $75,000. Bill or Jeff, 847-234-2800 0. IL 73 246 GTS, original fly yellow, black and tan interior, US car, alc, pw, 48K miles, thoroughly sorted and ready to tour or display, $69,950. 207-283-1764. ME 76 308 GT4, silver/black, Recaro seats (have original), 16" QV wheels, recent cam belts & other service work, looks good, runs well, $14,500. Dlr, 303-730-7340. CO 77 288 GTO RECREATION, built on 77 308 GTB dry sump with 26,000 miles from new, correct GTO seats, wheels and badges, $65,000. Rocky Santiago, 405-843-6117. OK 77 308 GTB, silver/red, 25K miles, front, rear sheetmetal damage, $15,000. 480-9680421. AZ 77 308 GTB, rolling chassis, engine, interior fire, $5,500. 480-968-0421. AZ 78 308 GTS, s/n available, red/black leather, new: timing belts clutch, tires, battery, clutch cable, valves adjusted, no oil burner, no overheating, straight, original and fast, wonderful to drive, 51K miles, $29,000. R. Fauvelle, 843-795-9256. SC 78308 GTS, red/black, 30K, $31,000. 514494-7825. CANADA QC 78 400 GT, red/blk, a stunning car that needs a new home, a real 4 cam 6 Weber 5-spd car, that runs with the best at FOC events. Trades considered with cash. 909686-4937. CA 78 GTS, 37K original miles, exceptional, excellent original condition including paint and interior, recent major service, absolutely the tightest, finest driving, carburated 308 available, needs nothing, $28,900. 480-4437445. 602-369-6253.AZ 79 400 2+2, silver/black, automatic, exceptionally nice condition, runs great, $25,500. Dlr, 303-730-7340. CO 79 512 BB, red/black, 24K miles, all releases, over $27K in receipts, excellent condition, $69,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 80 308 GTB, 6,200 miles, complete, recent restoration, perfect, $40,000. 760-9461515. CA 82 512 BBI, red, tan, 21,000 miles, CDtape, very clean, runs perfectly, $75,000. 440-460-0161. OH 82 BB 5121 (BOXER), red with black leather, 33K km, Amerispec conversion, books & records, factory stereo & equalizer, $69,500. 858-622-1600. CA 89 328 GTS, S/N 79629 US model. Red with tan seats, black dash & red carpets. OE & Saratoga tops, Blaupunkt Chicago. Florida car, 25,000 miles, serviced by Ferrari of Ontario (summers) & SSBC. Mondial 2 transfer gears, Euro cam/ignition timing, new Borla, new Bridgestone S02, much more. Ferrari parts & service manuals, books & service records. hgjonas@ixnetcom.com $62,000. Hans Jonas, 941-387-0307 FL, 716-759-6634 NY PARTS Can't afford a Ferrari yet? One wheel and tire from a 400i. Five spoke mag 180TR415 with Michelin 240/ 55VR415. Car or coffee table. $600. Tom, 408-369-0753 phone/fax. porche1979@aol.com CA WANTED 1986-89 328 GTB/S, Red w/black interior, car must be meticulously maintained, well documented, low miles with all tools, books etc. Jeff, 516-352-2100. NY • We make leasing as simple as turning the key. FINANCIAL SERVICES Serving your leasing needs since 1978 Premier 62  47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.com Sports Car Market

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From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber 1953 Cunningham C-3 Coupe Chassis number: C53-8-1086 M illionaire American sportsman Briggs Swift Cunningham II was determined to win the Le Mans 24-hour race in an American car. In 1950 he entered two Cadillacs, one of which finished tenth. This motivated Cunningham to develop the C-2R sports car with a Chrysler V8 engine, tubular frame, De Dion axle and full independent suspension. The cars ran at Le Mans in 1951, with one finishing eighteenth, and he continued to campaign the cars in road races throughout the United States. Cunningham determined that the C-2R was better suited as a road car, and therefore a more competitive race car, the C-3, was developed. Offered as a coupe as well as a roadster, they were intended to have base prices of $9,000 and $8,000, respectively. Cunningham quickly realized that his cost per finished car would be over $15,000, an approach to business that may work for Amazon.com but not for Cunningham. As a cost-cutting measure, he contracted with Carrozzeria Vignale Coachworks in Turin, Italy to construct the C-3 bodies. The first C-3 coupe, named the Continental, was finished in time for the Cunningham team to race at Watkins Glen in September 1952. The car toured the country on the auto show circuit and a second car was displayed at the Paris Salon in October 1952. Cunningham's West Palm Beach factory was able to produce a chassis per week, however, Carrozzeria Vignale Coachworks was unable to match that production. Even with Vignale's participation, the price of a C-3 increased to nearly $12,000, drastically limiting its market. The car pictured here was first purchased by a Georgia doctor, Floyd W. McRae, who ordered the Continental coupe directly from Cunningham in the spring of 1953. It is recorded as being the fourth C-3 produced. He kept the vehicle until 1970 when, with 21,188 miles recorded, it was sold to the Harrah Collection. It was later sold to a noted sports car collector, Dr. Frederick Simeone, of Pennsylvania. This Cunningham Continental coupe was stated to be in proper running order and in overall presentable condition. It is thoroughly race prepared and is eligible for historic racing and rallies. The 1953 Cunningham C-3 Continental coupe, C53-8-1086, sold for $77,300 (including buyer 's premium) at the Christie's Pebble Beach Auction held on August 29, 1999. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Briggs Swift Cunningham was the consummate sportsman who, with almost unlimited resources, won the America's Cup with his yacht Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Columbia and was determined to win the 24 hours of Le Mans with an American-made machine. His first effort was with two 1950 Cadillac 62 Series sedans. One was stock, with the exception of twin carburetors, and the other was given a five-carburetor manifold and an aerodynamic body. The French called it "Le Monstre" and it finished eleventh with the stock Cadillac, dubbed "The Clumsy Puppy," one position ahead. In September of 1950, in West Palm Beach, Florida, Cunningham formed the B. S. Cunningham Company and produced a race car proto- 64  (at your local Chrysler dealer) $25 Left frame rail w3.nai.net/—edwardh/chm1.htm (for a closer look at the new C-4R) type called the C-1. The C-2 quickly evolved and was equipped with Chrysler 's new Hemi V8 that, with four Zenith carburetors, created 220 horsepower. Only a handful were constructed when arrangements were made with Alfredo Vignale to construct the C-3 with a wider fastback body. C-4s, C-4RKs, C-5s and the C-6 followed, but they could not keep up with the new disc-braked C-type Jaguars. The closest Cunningham came to his objective of winning Le Mans was in 1953 when three of his cars finished in the top ten. Realizing that he would have to develop his own engine in order to be competitive with the European offerings, he sold his facility and directed his sporting activities elsewhere. Cunningham 's cars served as inspiration for the Corvette and the Cobra as he beat both Zora Arkus-Duntov, father of the Corvette, and Carroll Shelby at Le Mans. He was recognized by Time magazine with a cover appearance on April 26, 1954, photographed with his automobiles. One unusual feature of the Vignale-bodied C-3 is its 55" wide pleatedleather front bench seat with twin fold-down arm rests. In an era of stark, noisy, uncomfortable competition cars, the C-3 provided comfort for touring, as well as a strong competitive presence for racing. The team colors ofwhite body and blue racing stripes were used by Cunningham and the racing stripes are often duplicated to this day. Cunningham's objective of producing a car that was adaptable for touring and racing, coupled with the fact that Chrysler Hemi engine parts are still readily available, make this a sweet machine. The main drawback is the Chrysler semi-automatic transmission. Rated a condition 3 in an earlier SCM auction report (November 1999, page 33), afew dollars could easily be justified to spruce up the trim and interior. You would still be bucks ahead of what a comparable 1952-1954 27 $11,915 N/A $150 Left side of block None known Allard or Hudson Italia would cost. Briggs Swift Cunningham III, following in his father 's footsteps, is making a continuation ofC-4Rs with a handmade body, early '50s Chrysler Hemi engine, and a title signed by Briggs Cunningham that dates from the '50s. Priced at $159,000, it indicates that the new owner of the vintage C-3 offered by Christie's made a shrewd buy that will continue to appreciate.—Carl Bomstead (Photo and description courtesy of auction company.)• Sports Car Market

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American Cars For Sale ip BUICK 34 90 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN, solid original, needs restoration, $49,500. RJ Classics, 631-924-6098. NY 38 SPECIAL CONVERTIBLE, 26K original miles, the very best, $65,000. Bill, 914-526-8657. NY 38 CONVERTIBLE, jump seats, streamline runningboards, original car, very rare, includes fatman sub, 11" discs, pwr, r&p, all new, still in boxed, must sell, $19,000 firm. Jim, 215-529-9219. PA CADILLAC 32 FISHER BODIED 355, V8 convertible sedan, a gorgeously restored CA car, w/rare options, cream/tan with tan convertible top, full classic street show car, $125,000 OBO. Robert DeMars Ltd, 561-832-0171. FL 38 16-cylinder convertible sedan, show class, front and rear heaters, Trippe auxiliary driving lights, twin GM spotlights, original radio, divider window, maroon exterior, matching leather, white top and top boot, CCCA senior, $129,000. Dave, 303708-8568. CO 40 7529 convertible sedan, 141" wb, total mechanical rebuild, high speed gears, new top and upholstery, new chrome, veteran tour car, $55,000. Marc Ohm, 314-5673934. MO CHRYSLER 32 CL IMPERIAL SEDAN, convertible, less than 50 of these Customs built by LeBaron, blue/blue with tan top, 300 miles on body-off restoration. $210,000. 303665-7755. CO 41 CONVERTIBLE, Highlander interior, body-off restoration, red, show stopper, $36,900. Happy Daze, 920-922-2825. WI 46 TOWN & COUNTRY, 300 miles on older nice restoration, maroon with special order white leather interior, white top, ideal driver, $45,000 US$, firm. 250-492-4312. CANADA BC 56 IMPERIAL CONVERTIBLE, possibly 1 of only 2 ever made, comes with 354 Hemi, 2-speed auto, car is complete but in need of total restoration, $10,000 offers. 330-757-8533. OH CORVETTE 56 arctic blue w/silver coves, beige interior, beige top, matching numbers 265 w/ 2x4-bbls, two tops, frame-up restoration, $43,500. Symbolic, 310-652-1300. CA 57 white with solid coves, red interior, 283270, 4-speed, very nice correct original car, new soft top, with paint, interior and brightwork all in excellent condition, $44,900. Corvette Mike, 800-327-VETT. CA 59 CONVERTIBLE, red with white coves and top, red interior, 327 NOM, 4-speed trans, very original car, clean chassis, strong driver, $24,500 OBO. 954-785-7771. FL 60 ROADSTER, with two tops, matching numbers, 283-270hp, all the correct components, 4-speed with correct shifter, red interior, Wonderbar radio, 670x15" wide whitewalls and correct hubcaps, CA car, $49,995. Dlr, 800-875-8390. AZ FORD 67 SHELBY COBRA REPLICA, hand built 351 4.0, Hurst Roll Bar, Dart Heads, Posi, 3-pt Harness Belts, much more, black/grey, 1,900 miles $27,500. 631588-5454. NY LINCOLN 40 ZEPHYR CONVERTIBLE, burgundy leather, V12, overdrive, mint, this is a nonrestored car in original condition, the car has spent most of its life in a museum, new paint in '66, $40,000. 810-777-2000. MI 41 ZEPHYR, 2-door convertible coupe, V12, last registered in '58, never apart, minor rust, restorer's dream, $18,000. 518767-2977 eves. NY 41 CABRIOLET, older restoration, same family since '58, $36,900. Ray Whitley, 800-554-4342. 919-467-6491 home. NC MERCURY 46 CONVERTIBLE, all steel resto rod, black, burgundy leather, 350/350, 9", heat, air, AM-FM, pwr steering, seat, vent, antenna, t&t, radials, sits, drives outstanding, 612-722-1335. MN 47 CONVERTIBLE, partially disassembled for abandoned restoration, complete, 50K original miles, $10,000. 843744-3500 8-4 wkdays. SC 48 CONVERTIBLE, maroon, tan interior, all stock, 1,226 miles since frame-off restoration, $25,000. 715-546-3702. WI 48 CONVERTIBLE, flathead engine, solid car and floors, has title, needs complete restoration, all apart, very hard to find, $15,000 firm. Doug Mosch, 507-537-1932. MN OLDS 36 MODEL L-36, rumble seat convertible, 8-cyl, complete, body-off high-point restoration, AACA 1st Hershey '99, one of six left, $55,000 trades OK. 201-438-0707 days. 201-939-4820 nights. NJ 49 MODEL 98 CONVERTIBLE, complete with power windows, seat, top, Rocket V8, needs a full restoration, very solid body, good chrome, stored for many yrs, all glass is broken and interior only good for patterns, a great car to restore or rod, $7,500. Frank, 914-779-3961. NY CORVETTES WANTED Prefer '53 - '72 RESTORED... SERIOUS... toll free: 888-592-5086 www.corvetteswanted.com June, 2000 COBRA 14 1114PF Components supplied by: ffSHELBY Karman D. Cusack AMERICAN, INC Rocky Mountain Motor Sports • Conifer, Colorado (303) 674-3672 • (303) 674-3518 Fax (303) 838-4550 65 51 98 CONVERTIBLE, 45K miles, solid turquoise body, excellent pit-free chrome, pw & seats, a/c, sharp, rare find, needs some cosmetics, $23,500. 480-699-6160. AZ 52 SERIES 98 CONV, black/white top, automatic, pwr seats & windows, needs cosmetics, just out of a 35 yr dry storage $17,800. 607-756-6578 days. 607-7531801 6 to 8 pm. NY PACKARD 26 RUMBLE SEAT CONV, massive, spectacular, gorgeous, wonderful history, $125,000. 419-668-1884. OH 29 626 CONVERTIBLE, won National First Place in '65, been housed ever since, beautiful, drives like a Packard should, $45,000. Warren, 707-545-9544. CA PLYMOUTH 32 PB SPORT ROADSTER, excellent new metal hood, 4 new ww tires, 90% complete, extra transmission and parts, not disassembled, needs restoration, $9,000. John Pandeus, 509-466-8437 after 5PDT. WA 33 PD CONVERTIBLE, rumble seat, six wire wheels on & over another set of wood spoke wheels, frame-off restoration, new top, leather seats, sidemounts & covers, trunk rack, rebuilt engine, $36,500. 6 10-2878484. 610-246-9005 cell. PA PONTIAC 35 DELUXE 6, 2-dr convertible, very rare, rough shape, $7,500. 419-578-0640. OH 37 4-DR CONVERTIBLE, 8-cyl, red, white top, radio, heater, foglights, banjo steering wheel, original boot for top, restored 30 yrs ago by Alan Carlson, many articles written on the car, $24,000 firm. William Eicher, 231-348-1155. MI SHELBY 66 CT 350, red/black, recent complete restoration, $46,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 67 GT 350, 62K miles, one previous owner, NM car, no rust, 4-spd, inboards, wood wheel, dark green, white stripes, new paint in '98, stripped to metal, 99% original, if you want a great GT 350, this is it, $35,000. 508-695-0211 days;MA. 401-334-9890 eves;RI. 67 GT 500, original white, blue stripes, 4spd, 10 spokes, original spare tire, restored + engine 428 rebuilt, Konis, National show winner, $39,900. 410-592-6680. MD 68 CONVERTIBLE, GT500 KR, blue, white, black, 4-speed, SAAC Concours Premier Retired, NOS documentation, show ready, best of the best, $98,000. Woodard Jackson, 919-658-5054. 919658-5565 .. NC LITERATURE Manuals & Books: 1913-1991: Service Manuals, Parts Manuals, Owners Manuals, History Books, all makes; see www.books4cars.com , call 248-357-4750 or toll free: 888-380-9277 . MI WANTED WANTED: Pierce Arrow / Thomas Flyer / Made in Buffalo, NY. original items only. No tools or magazine ads. Jim Sandoro, 716-855-1913 8-6 PM EST. NY WANTED: Readable copy of Mark Donahue's "Unfair Advantage." (360) 438-0960 or e-mail jmammina(ei aol.com. • SHELBY COBRAS by ROCKY MOUNTAIN MOTORSPORTS NEW CSX SERIES COBRAS

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The Monthl Divest o Magnificent Motor Cars 7 - AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph V 7N Chassis number: 2645000 T he 1960s were the brilliant Indian summer of British sports-car manufacturing, when its factories offered a fascinating choice of high-performance open two-seaters and coupes, all different in character from each other, each destined to become a valuable classic. Outstanding among them was Colin Chapman's Lotus Elan, a sophisticated little jewel introduced in 1962. At the heart of the car was a welded steel backbone chassis supporting supple, fully independent suspension incorporating the ingenious Chapman strut layout at the rear. Cradled between two front arms of the chassis, its powerplant was basically a Ford block with Lotus's own aluminum twin-overhead camshaft cylinder head. It may well be the only fourcylinder engine fitted with three camshafts, the original lateral one that was part of the Ford design being retained for the distributor. Swept volume was initially 1498cc, and later 1558cc. At the curbside the Elan weighed a mere 1,526 lb.—very low for a fully trimmed and equipped road-going two seater. Molded fiberglass bodywork was a Lotus in-house effort of perfect proportions and utter simplicity. The Elan was quite a performer: the 118 mph maximum of early variants might have been expected of such a slippery, wind-cheating shape, but acceleration was dashing indeed for a comfortable road car with less than 1600cc on tap. Aided by well-chosen close gearbox ratios, the century mark could be reached in 26.8 seconds. In all respects the Elan rewarded the capable driver. Steering was light and direct, handling was poised on the long-travel, correctly damped suspension, braking was powerful and progressive. Instantly outdating most of its competition, it became Lotus's best seller yet by a wide margin. Years produced  The example pictured here was presented in good overall condition, suffering from minor chips to the external paintwork. The interior is finished in the original black material in good condition. This car sold at Christie 's in London on November 1, 1999 for $15,180. Like the little girl with the curl, Lotus Elans in good condition are very, very good. However, when they're bad, horrid only begins to describe their problems. Like each of Colin Chapman 's various models, the Elan took an innovative approach to every aspect of body and suspension design. The lightweight combination offiberglass body and steel backbone chassis, with patented  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  1965 Lotus Elan S2 Roadster Market Review Buyer's Guide Nevertheless, there is a reason why Sports Car Market named the Elan the "dark horse among British sports cars " as one of its top twenty picks for 2000. Actually there are several reasons: acceleration, braking, handling, confidence at speed, and razor-sharp handling that belies the softly sprung ride. Well-sorted examples are an absolute joy to drive. They are forgiving for the first-timer; while making experienced drivers feel like Dan Gurney. Unlike the "British brutes" that can match the Elan for performance, this car feels almost feminine in its grace, and the nicely appointed cockpit provides both positive support on hard cornering and relaxing comfort on long trips. Standing still, it looks greatfrom all angles. There 's no question why it was the poster car for the design of the Mazda Miata. over 12,000 (Type 26) $4,900 Stamped on left front Y-rail and on plate on left side of engine compartment Stamped on right side of block and on chassis number plate Alternatives  Lotus Ltd., College Park, MD, 301/982-4054; Mike Ostrov, 510/232-7764 www.LotusCarC lub . com Porsche 356 Cabriolet, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce, Triumph TR3, Austin-Healey 3000 "Mk I" Chapman independent rear suspension and rubber "doughnuts" instead of universal joints between the wheels and the differential, explained why the Elan was a top performer in its day. By the same token, these innovations don't always age well. This is why a car that sold new at a price comparable to a Jaguar E-type now slots into the market somewhere between an MGB and a Triumph TR3. 66  All this praise is earned only by the good examples, however Ifyou 're attracted by the opportunity to get a great roadster at nearly a bargainbasement price, have a Lotus expert (they're not hard to find) check it out carefully. Unlike other cars built under the Union Jack where caution can be summed up in three words—"checkfor rust "— the problems that can be hidden in the frame, suspension, and body panels ofthe Elan are not readily obvious, or within the experience of most amateur enthusiasts, or easy to remedy. Cracks in a harddriven chassis, crazing and breaks in the 'glass bodywork, and a poorly maintained drive train and rear suspension are not readily obvious. The good news is that under those lovely Lotus twincam valve covers rests a simple four-cylinder Ford engine that could have pushed a Pinto, and the mechanical side ofthis car is pretty simple to troubleshoot and maintain. 1964-1966 $14,500-20,000 $250 $25 If the car that sold at Christie 's matches its all-too-brief description (beware a description that is nine-tenths general history and only onetenth about the car on the block), then this car would be well-bought on either side of the pond at $15,000.—Gary Anderson, Editor and Publisher; British Car Magazine (Photo and description courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market

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The English Car Shopping Centre Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only $40 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regularclassifiedonly$1 5permonth. Parts/Parts Wa nted Ads FREEfor private party subscribers! ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA 62 DB4 MK IV COUPE, superb mechanical condition, 4-speed, o/d, recent $7,000 suspension rebuild & service, chrome wire wheels, books and manuals, burgundy/ parchment, $57,500. 949-650-4718. CA 67 DB6, champagne, black leather interior, 5-speed manual transmission, recent restoration completed April '98, excellent condition and beautifully original, documented, $39,900. Eric, 450-446-2770. CANADA QC 68 DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE, lhd, 5speed, restored in York red with tan leather, ex-Aston Martin company owner Peter Livanos, a beautiful example of this rare model, $185,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 68 DBS VANTAGE, silver, red leather, rhd, 5-speed, chrome wire wheels, rebuilt engine, nice, $18,900. 561-595-3000. FL 69 DBS, Burgundy, tan interior, automatic, a/c, 3 SU's, no rust, a very nice car all around, $25,000. 215-355-6876. PA AUSTINHEALEY 54 100-4, stunning professional restoration on dead straight frame, red with black leather, chrome wires, excellent and all correct mechanically and cosmetically, $25,000. 860-399-4351 leave mess. CT 56 100-M, red, black leather, professional nut & bolt restoration on rust and accidentfree car, chrome 72-spoke wire wheel, stainless exhaust system, tonneau cover, runs and looks beautiful, a gem, $42,000. 954752-4112. FL 56 100-M BN2, excellent condition, $45,000. 719-632-5186. CO 57 100-6, 4-seater, red, black, good driver, $9,900. Steve's British Connection, 630553-9023. FAX 815-786-3372 IL 59 100-6, red with black, new paint and interior, very nice car, $15,995. 636-2396781. MO 59 BN6, frame-up rebuild for fun, not concows, new door sills, rocker panels, fender patches, paint, windshield, top, seats, door panels, carpet, trunk lining, rebuilt engine, excellent transmission, overdrive, 60-spoke wheels, $15,000. 505-864-3056. NM 59 SPRITE, original 25K mile car, restored to Concours condition, leaf green, 1275cc, front disc, rare factory hardtop, BMC radio, Lucas headlamps, absolutely none better, $12,900. 505-792-4099. NM 60 3000 BN7 2-SEATER, Olde English white, red interior, wire wheels, quality renovation 10 yrs ago, excellent performer, strong engine, gearbox and overdrive, $19,995. Geoffrey, 410-584-2569. MD 62 3000 BT7, tri-carb, triple black, rust free CA car, overdrive, soft top & original factory hardtop, great driver as is or excellent car for restoration, $16,275. 801-733-8612. UT 623000 MK II, tri-carb, 64K original miles, Olde English white, combination restored, excellent original condition, hardtop included, $23,500. 919-848-0863. NC 67 3000 BJ8, British racing green, fully original 2-owner Healey with only 22,000 miles. Car has been garaged and is in excellent condition without rust. A real survivor. 513-931-7678. OH July BENTLEY 31 8-LITRE ROADSTER, fabulous Dottridge body on the very last 8-litre June, 2000  chassis, fabulous restoration on a known car, many awards, trades welcome, Barrie Angliss, RM Classic Cars, 519-352-4575. CANADA ON 34 3.5L, Thrupp and Maberly coachwork, excellent mechanical condition, excellent interior and body, paint needs attention, chrome, good to excellent, $85,000 Canadian $. Guild of Automotive Restorers, 905-775-0499. CANADA ON 49 MK VI, rare rhd, coachbuilt aluminum bodied Mulliner/Radford saloon, rebuilt radiator, water pump, carburetors & brakes, needs interior restoration, & rear bumper, maroon sides & black fenders, with sunroof, $12,000 OBO, easy shipping. 808776-1744. HI 53 Continental R-type coupe, very rare & desirable, Mulliner coach, black over red hides, rhd, concours quality restoration, in our shop over many years, complete documentation, wood by Steinert, new paint, carpet, leather, much more, $175,000. Ferrari Dlr, 303-730-7340. CO 62 CONTINENTAL, convertible lhd, a/c, silver mink w/gamet interior, one of 30 lhd hand drive Park Wards made in 1962, exc mechanical condition, renewed interior, price $67,500. Victor, 305-856-2155 days. 305-245-4545 eves. FL JAGUAR 33 SSI COUPE, rare 2nd year, 5 in world left, complete, good wood, no rust, good condition for restoration, $26,000. 323656-5101 ph/fax. CA 49 MARK V, 3.5 Litre, straight 6, body and chassis in good condition with no rust, excellent interior and convertible top, $49,000 US$. The Guild, 905-775-0499. CANADA ON 49 XI( 120, aluminum body roadster, this vehicle has undergone a 2-year comprehensive restoration with superb craftsmanship calibrated and prepared to factory standards, winner in JCNA 99.9 points, a 1 of a kind Jaguar. Classic Showcase, 760-7479947. FAX 760-747-4021 CA 50 XK 120 ROADSTER, red w/black leather, western car from new, disc wheel fender spat version, extremely nice example and a great driver, $39,500 or trade. 610584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 51 3.5 DROPHEAD CONV, lhd, an excellent unrestored car, solid rust-free original, mechanically good, needing cosmetic restoration, $28,800. 561-395-6188. FAX 561-347-7806 FL 51 XK 120 ROADSTER, black, red leather by Bartlett, very good cosmetic restoration in '97, original tool kit, same family ownership 30 years, $39,000. 630-954-0304. IL 52 XK 120 ROADSTER, full restoration, red/black, scores 99+, $68,000 OBO. Bill Tracy, 941-924-9523. FL 53 XK 120, Burgundy/saddle, lhd, concours restoration, detailed pictures available, 99.9 points last two National shows, needs nothing, matching numbers, $85,000 offers. 606-744-5447 ph/fax. KY 53 XK 120 ROADSTER, black with tan leather, solid wheel, matching #'s, older repaint, excellent chassis, needs very little TLC to be enjoyed this summer, $24,850. Stephen or Patrick, DIrs, 617-783-1800. MA 53 XK 120 ROADSTER, solid, run well, original paint, almost no rust, needs paint, $23,000. 732-938-5326 days. NJ 66 XKE 0.T.S., A truly beautiful 'E' type 1972 McLaren M-20 Can-Am The last of the great McLaren Can-Am cars. Aluminum monocoque, fiberglass body. McLaren Orange. 494 CID fuelinjected aluminum Chevrolet. Approx. 750 HP. A very nice, fully restored, race-winning car with lots of spare parts and a complete set of body molds. Restored and maintained by Mike Giddins since 1972. One of only two M-20 cars that claim their original tubs intact. Simply needs race preparation and inspection before vintage racing. Finished 1st at Watkins Glen Can-Am events with Denny Hulme, finishing second in Championship. A unique racecar in superb condition. Asking $550,000, serious inquiries should call Trina at (206) 689-2417 or email: dominicd@seattle.orcabay.com. 67 Westfield Spa Super Sport. Delivered in 1999. White/blue, 1700cc, 5-speed, 4-wheel independent suspension. Titled as '65 Lotus. No DEQ needed. 1,268 miles. Like new . $23,500. (503) 653-9480 that looks, runs and drives as new. Needs nothing but an appreciative owner with a good garage. $47,500. 858-455-0383. CA LOTUS 60 ELITE SERIES II, red with grey/black interior, concours restoration, 4 Best of shows, many Firsts, Best of Elites at Monterey Lotus Convention, 200 miles since restoration, lhd, photo records, $55,000. Bruce, 760-741-5555. 760-7416666 eves. CA 66 ELAN, 5-spd, Webers, completely restored, new frame, balanced engine, $16,500 OBO. 516-378-0434. NY 68 ELAN CONVERTIBLE, rebuilt mechanics, some mods, rhd, runs, looks good, needs some minor details, $12,000 ONO. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA M.G. 32 MG J2, excellent original condition, black with dark blue leather interior, interesting history, $32,000. Paul Lane, 203243-1984. CT 37 MG TA, blue with burgundy, black top/ tonneau, complete restoration in '95, over 9k in the engine alone, Connolly leather, excellent car with matching numbers, $22,000 OBO. Tom, 704-330-6428 days. 704-878-2383 eves. NC 38 MG TA, duo-tone green, biscuit interior, tan top, restored in '80, incl new tub, about 1,000 miles since garaged, $19,500. 847-526-2446. IL 45 MG TC, TC-0254, third MG TC built, needs restoration, $10,950. 650-3488269. CA 46 MG TC, mechanically strong, good driver, body and interior fair and complete, many new spares, $13,900. 630-323-0396 home. 708-865-6437 work. IL 48 MG TC, red w/red leather, fresh restoration, trophy winner, good driver, $31,000. 502-423-7053. KY 48 MG TD ROADSTER, famous artist owned 25 yrs, black, lipstick red wings, fenders, 1250cc engine, black leather, original 8" Lucas cat's eye, '48 Nardi wheel, CA Nerf bars, wires, original tools, manuals, $22,950. Fraser Dante, 770-641-8354. GA 51 MG TD CONVERTIBLE, complete car with Volvo engine, needing restoration, MCLAREN RACE CAR

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The Appraiser's Corner Excerpts from Actual Appraisals by Steve Cram 1966 Austin Mini-Cooper S Mark 1 Coupe Odometer: 96,614 miles showing (semi-documented) Exterior color: British Racing Green, British Union Jack flag design on roof Interior color: Black leather to Recaro racing seats, walnut-type finish dash Equipment: Aftermarket steering wheel, four-cylinder, beefed-up 1275cc Cooper S engine, manual transmission, full instrumentation, custom stainless steel shift knob, hydrolastic suspension system. Condition: Using the traditional rating scale of 1 to 5 for collector cars (1, mint/show/perfect; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough and 6 for unredeemable junk or parts), this superbly restored vehicle is in #1 condition or excellent. Exterior: Nut and bolt restoration to everything on this Mini; no rust, no impacts; #1 paint, #1 glass and lenses, #1 exterior hardware, #1 tires and wheels. Could show/go anywhere. Interior: Leather replacements are #1, same for all painted surfaces and dash. Slide windows and latches are #1, mats/rug #1. Engine Compartment Immaculate in every way and would only need slight dusting off to show. Everything has been redone including body wiring and cooling system. Trunk Compartment: Restored and detailed for show. All items accounted for and are in #1 shape. Undercarriage: As with all other body parts, no signs of any accidents on this restoration. Muffler/exhaust system in #1 shape, same for final drive. Brakes have been redone perfectly. Mechanics: The car started quickly and warmed up making wonderful beefed-up Mini-Cooper noises and then tested superbly well in all ranges. History: The Cooper S is a top-performing variant on the legendary Mini by Austin. So good, in fact, that many went to European police departments for pursuits. Minis are abundant, but the Cooper S model is found few and far between, especially in this restored condition. Serious collection of the Minis came late, sadly leaving few top S models to work with. Fortunately, efforts by Austin-Mini clubs across the US and Europe have made expertise available about collecting and restoring these cars. This unit was completely restored at great expense and with wonderful expertise. Appraised value: $27,000 SCM welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisaLs presented here may be changed for editorial and privacy purposes. Please send appraisals to "Appraiser's Corner," 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions subject to editing. 68  $4,500. Gullwing Motor Cars, 718-5450500, FAX 718-545-1308 NY 51 MG TD ROADSTER, #5184 EXCL, in mint condition, bare metal restoration in '90, red with tan leather interior, all chrome replated, new chrome wire wheels, always garaged, owned since '88, $13,500. 212874-1365. NY 52 MG TD, burgundy with black fenders, older restoration, new black leather interior, complete engine rebuild with new crank, great driver, luggage rack, Lucas driving lights plus other accessories, $16,900 OBO. 540-774-1344. VA 76 MGB, Green, highly original 63,000 miles, owned since 1980, well maintained, new top, Grotrian@wccnetorg $2,495. Han', 734-662-8291. MI MORGAN 52 FLAT GRILL ROADSTER, 4-passenger, Vanguard engine, no rust, all original, needs restoration, $17,000 OBO. 8 18-3410505. CA 59 rhd, 3-position dh, early restoration, in storage since '79, needs TLC, vgc, $18,500 OBO. 818-341-0505. CA 60 4/4, black/tan leather, rhd, Lotus twin cam engine, twin carb with s/s hood, 5-spd Ford trans, Panasport wheels, 2 yr old restoration, $24,000 OBO. Kevin, 248-5440500. MI 63 + 4, 4-seater, black, wires, super clean, $24,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. FAX 847-247-0446 IL 63 PLUS 4, 2-seat, 2-tone burgundy, black leather interior, chrome wire wheels, TR4 transmission with overdrive, TR4 rear end, all new radials, kingpins, MSD ignition, alternator, radiator, cam and Webers, $28,000. 406-222-3362. MT 64 PLUS 4, 2-seater, British green/tan, wires, very nice, $25,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. FAX 847-2470446 IL 67 +4, 19K miles, excellent, burgundy/ black leather, TR4-A, moss, Mich X, $26,500. Bill, 330-923-4521. OH 70 PLUS 8, leather interior, never raced nor wrecked, one owner, picked up at the Morgan Works and imported without modifications, actual mileage 15,335, a unique Morgan, $85,000 make offer, trades. 303442-7244. CO 79 +8, gas, Lawrence tuned, 70K miles, cherry condition, plush, $30,000 firm. 760751-8879. CA ROLLSROYCE 27 SPRING PI SEDANCA, St Albans, s/ n S-54PM, maroon/beige & black, fully restored mechanically and cosmetically with engine by Frank Cooke, perfect in every detail, $135,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 29 WOODY WAGON, chassis #GX03, lovely cond, Brewster green with red leather, very rare, great for touring, $55,000. Charles Crail Automobiles, 805-568-1934. FAX 805-568-1533 CA 38 PHANTOM III, midnight blue, Park Ward coachwork, touring limousine, rhd, approx 99,600 miles, purchased Nov 1969, professional frame-off restoration, $50,000 serious only. Eunice Barton, 727-3452227. FL 39 SILVER RIPPLE 1-R1, gray and black with gray leather, very important factory experimental model with much history, restored to the highest standard, a pure joy to drive and see, $250,000 trades/offers. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 60 SILVER CLOUD II, rhd, forest green, black leather, V8, rare factory a/c, excellent leather interior & wood, $22,500. 305-8837774. FL 61 SC II CONVERTIBLE, 7504 adaptation version by Hi Mulliner, lhd, US delivery, CA car from new, factory black w/tan leather, zero rust on this rare find, needs cosmetics, just out of dry storage, factory a/ c, runs great, no stories or accidents, $158,500. Mark Smith, 610-584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 62 SILVER CLOUD II, drophead, black, red leather hides, Hi Mulliner, ID #LSZD11, lhd, a/c, restored, $187,500. Berliner Classics, 954-923-7271. FL 64 SILVER CLOUD III, MPW drophead, SFU253, rhd, aftermarket air, white, blue top, burgundy leather w/piped navy blue, navy carpets, full walnut spares kit, all tools, cover, serv manuals, handbooks, RROC history, sills, qtr panels & paint in '98, better then the rest, $68,900. H Greenblatt, 561-775-3636. FAX 561-6914320 FL 65 SC III CONVERTIBLE, CSC 63C, Mulliner Park Ward, rhd, drk blue, beige top, 45K original miles, a/c, excellent condition, $55,000. John Purtzer, 808-2595588. HI TRIUMPH 46 MODEL 1800 ROADSTER, needs restoration, $6,000. 216-961-9007. OH 55 TR2, restored frame-off to absolute show quality, no expense spared, one of the finest available, British racing green with tan leather, wire wheels, rust-free CA black plate car, $24,900. PA Motor Sport, 610666-1966. FAX 610-666-9422 PA 60 TR3, very nice, ww, $14,900. 517-6452637 9-6 days. MI 60 TR3A, fantastic older ground-up restoration of a rust-free car, beautiful red with white top and black interior, many extras, mechanically excellent, can be driven with confidence and shown with pride, $8,950 can arrange delivery. 732-416-9037. NJ 62 TR3B ROADSTER, blue/blue, original 90K miles, 2nd owner, $17,000. 816836-4500. 816-229-6500.M0 62 TR4, early short bubble, overdrive, new leather interior, tonneau, tires, s/s exhaust, and much more, excellent condition. $6,500. 804-748-5987. VA 67 TR4A IRS ROADSTER, 4-spd, yellow, black top and leather, Jaeger gauges, Pirelli P6 radials, alloys, racing cam, front disc brakes, complete mint restoration, $15,900. Chicago Car Exchange, 847-6801950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 72 TR6, well restored, never rusty, many upgrades, red/black, tonneau, receipts, $9,900. PA Motor Sport, 610-666-1966. FAX 610-666-9942 PA 74 TR6, blue/black, overdrive, prof rebuilt engine, competition cam & high compression, and competition suspension, rustfree, very nice, ID# CF22703U, will deliver at buyer's expense, $6,850. Bill, 770-751-6814. GA LITERATURE Manuals & Books for all English Cars & Bikes: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals,History Books; see www.books4cars.com, call 248-357-4750 or toll free: 888-380-9277 . MI WANTED:, Triumph Literature: TSOA newsletters, Club news letters, old "British Car" magazines. Also VTR newsletters and TRA newsletters (back issues and out of print) for sale. TRSRUS3B@aol.com Mack Lennox, 419-841-7076. OH XX - PARTS MGA 1600 myriad body, electrical, mechanical parts, Healey 3000 gearbox parts for BT7 overdrive. The lot, reasonably priced. Karl Zeller, 970-5634027. CO • Sports Car Market

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PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW UND ANDERE GERMAN CAR gkaw., taid R/otra4oeer Chassis number: 187 012 Engine number: 0000 92/51 M ercedes-Benz recommenced private-car production in 1948, revamping their prewar Type 170, which had been introduced as long ago as 1931. By 1951 Mercedes appeared to sweep away the austerity of those early post-war years and two new models appeared which made no attempt to be economy models. The cars, which were first shown at Frankfurt, were the 220 and 300. The 220 was based on a strengthened 170S cruciform chassis with wider track, powered by a new 2.2-liter, sixcylinder engine developing 80 bhp at 4,600 rpm. Although it now had faired-in headlights and more room, the first 220 retained the dignified but dated pre-war body styling of the 170. But in its performance and behavior it established the character of other Mercedes to follow: its smooth, short-stroke, high-revving engine with a chain-driven overhead camshaft gave a good specific output at the expense of relatively modest torque at low engine revs. The ability to sustain high cruising speeds without risk of mechanical failure or premature wear stemmed not only from high-quality engineering and manufacturing but also from very careful attention to cooling and lubrication. The 220's suspension was similar to that of the 170S, the coil and wishbone front end invariably being described in contemporary reports as a direct development of that on the pre-war Grand Prix cars. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  The car pictured here has been the subject of a thorough restoration and is presented in excellent condition. All paintwork and chrome fitments are without blemish and the work carried out seems to have been to a high standard. With an attractive color scheme for coachwork and top, this Mercedes offers comfortable and practical four-seat, all-weather touring. Tune-up cost/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Cabriolet A, a two-seater with a jump seat in the back and a single side window; and the 220 Cabriolet B, a four-passenger car with rear side windows. Just under 1,000 of each style of 220 Cabs were built. The 220s were offered as affordable alternatives to the bigger, heavier and twice-as-expensive 300. Power from the overhead-cam straight six is a modest 80 horsepower, based on a 6.5:1 compression ratio appropriate for fuels of the era. The 0-to-60 time of about 20 seconds put this in the VW Beetle league, but this is a car meant for elegant touring, not sports car performance. The Cabriolet A is built on a metal frame, but the body uses wood for its subframe. The door frames, forward door posts to the windshield base, door sills and rear cowl are framed in oak. Watch for sagging doors to detect problems hidden inside the door structure. Bad wood can be replaced, but much of the car has to be taken apart first. 1951-1953 978 $4,490 $35,000-45,000 $250 $30 On embossed plate on firewall On left rear, upper corner of block Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1235 Pierce St., Lakewood, CO 80214 Web site www.mbca.org Alternatives ... 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, Aston Martin DB2 Drophead; Bentley Mark VI Drophead; BMW 503 Cabriolet This Mercedes sold for $53,130, far above its pre-auction estimate of $33,000, at the Christie's Nine Elms sale in London, November 30, 1998. While there was clearly some emotion in this outcome, this stylish Cabriolet, in the unusual colors of dark green with a tan top and light brown leather interior, reached a price reflective of the extensive restoration. There are two 220 Cabriolets of the period: The more valuable 220 June, 2000  Mechanically the cars are robust, but original cast-iron heads are prone to cracking. With the abundance of 220 engines, good used parts are not generally a problem. Fitted luggage is a particularly desirable option, as the spare tire sits flat on the trunk floor. A special shelf above the spare provides room for both these luggage cases and straps to secure them while traveling at speed through your favorite Alpine passes. This car represents a way to own a handsome vehicle fully representative of a significant transition era for Mercedes-Benz, as it began to build affordable but competent open cruisers. While the price paid was high, there will always be a following for correct restorations on these limited-production open cars.—Jim Schrager (Photo and description courtesy of auction company)• 69 Market Review Buyer's Guide 1951 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

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by Ji Schrage Got Parts To Sell? F or years, we Porsche enthusiasts eagerly awaited the arrival of Porsche Panorama, the Porsche Club of America publication. Not that the articles were so well written, or that we couldn't live without "News from the Regions" showing poorly shot photos of people standing around at club events, or the tech columns that covered so many different types of Porsches that only a few times a year did anything actually apply to your car. No, it was the classified ads that attracted the real interest. And not the cars, because most everyone in the club already has a P-car. It was the parts. Unlike the more-than-fullypriced cars available in Pano, the parts are often real bargains. But there are problems with buying parts out of Pano. Being a monthly publication, you have just twelve times a year to snatch a deal. And you had better be quick, because the good buys in Pano go fast. Due to the haphazard way the magazines are delivered, it's a bit of a lottery as to who gets their copy first. Hemmings offers a first-class postage option to level the playing field; no such luck with Pano. And at Pano, there is a strict deadline for ad submission, up to ten weeks before publication, so items can be gone by the time the ad finally runs. Things are completely different on eBay, where your ad hits a few minutes after you click the send button and new items come online every day. At Pano, no photos are allowed. On eBay, photos are free. At Pano, you set the price and hope you don't give things away. On eBay, you set a starting price (and a reserve if you want) and if you undervalue the item, your bidders will usually take care of your mistake. It costs very little to place your ad on eBay. For example, an item selling for $20 costs Just fifty cents to list. What about the seller who doesn't deliver the merchandise you've won? eBay tries to keep everybody honest by allowing buyers to rate sellers. Sell- ers (or buyers) who get bad ratings from their peer group are avoided. The range of Porsche parts on eBay is truly staggering. There are $5 interior door handles and $75,000 930 Turbos. Most of the parts are in the $20 to $300 range. The power of the medium opens up avenues to sell Porsche stuff that was just so hard to do in the past. Here's an example: I have a sizable Por- sche Owners Manua/ collection from the 19691972 period, with many duplicates that I no longer need. To sell these, I placed ads in Pano and Hemmings—each for three months, and initiated a series of auctions on eBay. In each case, I priced the manuals at $19, less than one third of the $65 dealer price. The Hemmings ad cost about $30 and netted two sales; the Pano ad took almost two months to get started, cost me nothing, and sold three books. The eBay auctions are running all the time, maybe CARS KATES MAKES A 2-CAR GARAGE INTO A 3-CAR GARAGE • Move cars, trucks, trailers in any direction • Makes storage easy • Fits all tire widths • Capacity 6,000 lbs, set of 4 • 8" x 16" x 1/4" steel platform • H.D. 3" casters • $160 set of 4 (s&h additional) • 3 sets $145 each • Same day shipping Satisfaction or your money back! El VISA 70  P & J PRODUCTS 988 Gordon Lane, Birmingham, MI 48009  Toll-Free Phone (888) 647-1879 • Fax (248) 356-1066 www.carskates.com COV ten in the last two months, with an 80% sales rate, sometimes at as much as $26, never lower than $19, at a cost of about $1 each. Some items on eBay bring really big money, way over swap-meet prices. For xample, early 911 tool kits are just catching on. You can still find them for about $200 if you work through private parties. One recently sold for $360 on eBay. I recently bid on a stainless steel early 911 muffler, a highly desirable item. It opened at $99. Being a sport, I bid $110. It sold for $450, just $100 below its current dealer list price. Why the high prices? Because you are reaching so many potential buyers, instantly. And bidding is much easier than making a phone call to respond to an ad, leaving a message, missing the call back and so forth. On eBay, you just enter your amount, click and you've made your offer. Buying a car on eBay is a little more complicated, although the new revamped eBay collector car site is an improvement, with more information available. However, it will always be easier for collectors to agree on what a "complete 1969 911 tool set" is than on what constitutes a "nice 1969 Targa with a good paint job." For the committed car nut, eBay is certainly here to stay, especially as a source of parts', literature and other automobilia. I recently missed a bargain because I wasn't on my computer at 3 pm when a pair of 356 chrome window frames sold for $57. These are worth $400 if as nice as advertised. Sometimes having a day job is a real pain. • loseph ,C. 2-roisel 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 Sports Car Market

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Sportivagen zu Verkaufen Photos SELL CARS! Mini-Photo with classified ad, only $40 per month! INCLUDES INTERNET POSTING! Regularclassifiedonly$1 5 permonth. Pa rts/PartsWa nted Ads FREEf or private pa rtysubscribers! BMW 58 ISETTA 300, frame-off restoration, bright, bright yellow, black, very original, new paint, chrome, interior, glass, no rust, inside and outside luggage racks, aluminum hubcaps, run well, looks good, $8,500 OBO. 850-492-1412. FL 58 ROADSTER, Rudge wheels, excellent condition, $228,500. 954-522-9900. FL 72 2002, 89,000 miles, runs well, no rust, auto, perfect body, $2,595 OBO. 7 19-5433910 0. CO 72 3.0 CSL, black/black, air, carbs, excellent, $17,500. 800-372-5166. FL 73 2002, blue on blue, 4-spd, a/c, sunroof, rebuilt engine, mechanically perfect, beautiful original CA car, $7,000 B/O. 770-8349663. GA 73 3.0 CSI, Euro spec, 67,K km, 3.3 liter stroke, original Euro cams, heads, headers, never converted to US specs, rust at tail, car comes with mint rear 73 clip, very fast, very rare, $5,500 firm; calls only. Alex, 516773-3136. 516-443-3542.NY 74 2002 TI!, sunroof coupe, exceptional example, CA car since new and never rusted or damaged, records, books and service manuals, dark metallic brown w/tan interior, runs and drives superbly, not many around as nice as this one, $9,850. 610584-8800. FAX 610-584-8872 PA 81 M-1 SPORT, white, 8,700 miles, all original inside and out, absolutely mint showroom condition, US legal, top speed 162+ mph, 0-60 in 5 seconds, 5-speed, less than 400 street versions produced, rare, $79,000. Fritz, 415-681-3423. CA 82320, red, 72K miles, clean, garaged, original car, $7,500. 610-346-8367. PA MERCEDES-BENZ 33 290 CONVERTIBLE, short frame, runningboards, dual sidemounts, rust-free, all offers considered, 603-654-6057. NH 34 TYPE 380K CABRIOLET, chassis 103351, built in 1934 with a C-body on a A chassis, total restoration, signal red with cream interior, I of 16 made, beautiful car, 954-785-8600. FL 52 220 CABRIOLET B, Nicknamed "Ken", work-in-progress. New: Dark blue & red lacquer, dark blue top/beige wool headliner, continental spare, www, red leather luggage, seats 5 happily, $45,000. Bob Silver, 310-399-6196 mess/ fax. CA 52 300 CONVERTIBLE, 4-door, nice clean car, owned by same man 40 yrs, must sell, $39,000 OBO/may trade. 573-2658265. 573-265-3600.M0 54 3005L GULLWING, red/gray, 62K original miles, documented history, matching numbers, original paint and leather, can be driven regularly or shown, $195,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914997-9136 NY 55 190SL CONVERTIBLE, new paint, top, chrome, rebuilt engine, 38M, runs well, $27,500. 612-441-3378. MN 55 220 CABRIOLET A, nicknamed "Ben", work-in-progress, middle brown DB442 Lacquer, cinnamon-brown top, dark coffee leather, luggage, www, investment quality, $50,000 as-is. Bob Silver, L.A. Calif, 310-399-6196 mess/fax. 55220 COUPE, nicknamed "Sher, black lacquer, red leather, makassar ebony wood, original luggage, USA delivery, no rust, www, MENA TV commercial "Hero Car", spare motor, $66,000. Bob Silver, L.A. Calif, 310-399-6196 mess/fax. 55300S ROADSTER, 85K km, beige, red leather, stored for last 30 years, $110,000. 850-477-7388. FL 55 300SL GULLWING, all matching fis, 16,144 actual miles, 1 owner, silver paint, blue plaid/blue vinyl interior, no rust or accidents ever, in storage since '64, belly pans, jack, spare tire & full tool kit included, needs cosmetics, $195,000. Alex Finagin, Paul Russell and Co, 978-7686092. FAX 978-768-3523 MA 58 300SL ROADSTER, in exceptional condition, 51,650 miles since it was sold new in CA, has its original fitted matching luggage in the trunk, looks and runs beautifully, $145,000. Almeida's Classic Cars, 209-667-7828. CA 60 220SE CONVERTIBLE, totally restored to #1 condition, one of the best in the US, $55,000 BO. Ed, 973-778-5900 daytime. NJ 66 230SL, ivory w/cognac leather, full mechanical restoration, 2 tops, 67K original miles, no rust, runs great, many upgrades, 4spd, $18,500. Ed Tarlov, 781-744-8674 days m-sat. 617-262-4792 eves. MA 77 US 6.9, with 53K miles. Looks new and is in fine mechanical condition. Silver with navy leather. $7,500. 920-729-0425. WI PORSCHE 51 CABRIOLET, #10075, 1488cc 4-cyl, Manhattan Trophy winner, quite possibly the best example of its kind anywhere, $75,000. Mark or Greg, Dlrs, 303-4530041. CO 52 COUPE, interim bumper, needs restoration $13,500. Alan, 860-496-7633. CT 54 PRE-A BENT WINDOW, coupe, 1500 Normale, ivory, reddish brown interior, 16 inch wheels, fully restored, all numbers match, $20,000. 918-808-3337. OK 55 SPEEDSTER, s/n 80202, red/blk, 49K, superb unrestored example, interesting trades? $46,900. 503-257-7047. 503-2511122. OR (June) 56 356 CARRERA, speedster, black with red interior, Rudge knock-off wheels, solid floor pans, no rust, older restoration, recent engine rebuild (550 Spyder cams), spectacular, $145,000. Motor Classic, 914-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 59 CONVERTIBLE D, ground-up restoration after complete disassembly, engine, transmission, suspension, etc, all rebuilt, body taken to bare metal, restorer as per Kardex. Norm Keiser, 408-374-7303. CA 60 ROADSTER, red with black top, tan interior, numbers match, AZ car, $40,000 OBO. 602-684-1802 anytime. AZ 61 ROADSTER SUPER 90, Full restoration 4,000 miles ago. No rust anywhere. Silver, blue leather, blue top, chrome wheels. SC engine is very strong, $38,000 or offers. 801-943-0125. UT 73 RS 2.7, lightweight Carrera, white w/ blue Carrera graphics, one of the original batch of 200, low mileage, restored in '85, $115,000. John Starkely, 858-272-8627. FAX 858-272-3821 CA 79 911 SC, black/black, sunroof (new seal) A/C, power mirrors, windows, antenna, newer paint, new interior, major engine work 9/99, $15,000. Tim, 714-5055550. CA 88 911 CABRIOLET, Silver with Blue (power) top and leather. Showroom condition, 57,000 mile, 2 owner car. Bought from original owner at 7,014 miles. Always garaged and perfectly maintained. Has never seen snow or cigarette smoke! $30,000 firm. 860-429-8891. CT LITERATURE Manuals & Books for Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, VW, NSU, & Others: Service Manuals, Parts Manuals, Owners Manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com, call 248-357-4750 or toll free: 888-380-9277. MI PARTS BMW 2002 71-73, Front bumper assembly, new old stock, ends, center and brackets, value at $800, selling at $500. 315855-4368. NY MERCEDES-BENZ, 220, 300S & 170S Parts and support: 300S original luggage, chrome, manuals, boots; 220 NOS fog lenses, oil pumps, brake cylinders, headliners, wood, chrome, et al, Cabriolet Enterprises, 1638 W.139th St, Gardena, CA 90243. 310-399-6196 mess/fax. • PORSCHE RACE CARS 1967 Porsche 911R Super Lightweight race car. 2-door coupe, silver exterior/black interior. Correcttype 1991cc all-magnesium engine-225 HP. Nice, veiy original car. Good body exterior/interior. Runs well. Needs some minor cosmetic and mechanical work. ExMatsuda. No. 20 of only 20 Super Lightweight 911R race cars ever built by the factory for racing. Weighs only 1700 lbs. A very rare and special car. Asking $300,000 or offer. Serious inquires should call Trina at (206) 689-2417 or e-nmil: dominicd©seattle.orcabay.com . 1972 Porsche 917-10 Championship-winning Spyder Can Am Car. Aluminum tube chassis, fiberglass body. White/red/ black, 4998cc aluminum/ magnesium flat 12 cylinder, twin turbo charged. 920 HP. Vasek Polak Racing. Have spare normally aspirated 5.4 liter engine available along with a set of 1959 BMW 507 2-door roadster. Red exterior, black interior. Pristine, fully restored tar. Excellent body, mechanicals, exterior and interior. Runs exteremly well, A rare example (only 253 made) of a classic BMW car. Recently restored by the fames TT Workshops in England, at a cost of over $200,000! Most receipts. Only 1,500 kms since total restoration. Has Rudge knockoffs and new soft top. Call lima at (206) 689-2417 or e-mail dominicd©seattle.orcbay.com June, 2000  body molds. Winner of 1972 Can-Am Championship, and three races in '72. One of only three 917-10 race cars ever built by the factory for racing. A special car for a special driver. Serious inquiries should call Trina at (206) 689-2417 or email: dominial@seattle.orcabay.com. 71

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Resource DirectoryMEMII CTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. fax 415/391-4040. 500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102. England: 44-171-2288000, fax 44-171-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 3 10/3850246 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. wwvv.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. 0791, fax 602/244-1538, 5530 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034. e-mail: info@barrett-jackson.com Brooks  USA.  415/391-4000, Dan Kruse Classic Car Productions. 210/495-4777. 11202 Disco Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Kensington Motor Group Inc. 516/ 537-1868, fax 516/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com 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 415/567-1245. In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all US banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone/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 West Coast Auto Appraisals. 310/827- 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- 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- Monterey Classic Car Auction. 800/ 211-4371. P.O. Box 1889, 601 Capitol Ave., Vallejo, CA 94590. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 602/273- of Appraisers). e-mail: dhkinney@ usappraisal.com; web: www. usappraisal.com (VA) 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.cotn/classic/index.htm European Appraisal Service. ++4113721785, fax ++41137153 68. 20 years experience in sport cars appraisals. Specialized in Porsche and other post-war cars. Restoration inspections and professional condition reports. Support in shipping, custom, banking. Speaking 4 languages. Elevenparts AG, Box 107, 8046 Zurich, Switzerland. Marinello@ elevenparts.com Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/332- 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 , email: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." 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) Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com racing cars. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Chase & Heckman, Inc. 215/ 248-4445 or 215/836-1274. Special insurance for special cars. No restrictions—subject to your annual mileage. 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. j j best@capecod.net COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best & Company. 1-800-USA- COLLECTOR CAR LEASING 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. 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) AUTOMOBILIA Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Safety accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-alloy knock-off hammers; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791. 8400, 310/753-2166. Southern California based auto appraiser. Licensed member of IAAA, expert witness, experienced with IRS, tax evaluations, dissolutions of estates and marriages, accepted by banks and insurance companies nationwide. Free phone advice. (CA) 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. 206/467-6531, fax 206/267-6532. Full auto appraisal service. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. 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 72  BUY/SELL/GENERAL 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) Cosmopolitan Motors. 206/467-6531, fax 206/267-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. European and American exotic cars. We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian. Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754. Large selection of exotic street & race cars. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. 7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase Plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Plan allows you the Flexibility of Financing with the Tax Advantages of Leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com Premier Financial Services. 203/267- tory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $240 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. 8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Direc- RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/224- Creative Workshop. 954/920-3303. 118 NW Hill St., Dania, FL 33004. 1st Place Results. Antique, exotic and vintage race car restorations our specialty! Quality at realistic rates. Over 25 years experience. No job too small. Brochure available. VINTAGE EVENTS Cannonball Baker Classic. Contact East: Brock Yates 716/495-6200, fax 716/ 495-6286. West: Martin Swig 415/2922701, fax 415/292-2790. New York City to San Francisco, California. September 15 to September 22, 2000. Cannonball Classic Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, 500 miles per day on "Blue" highways. Untimed. Hosted overnight stops. Grand Prix Classics. 619/459-3500, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and ALFA ROMEO Parts Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/ 956-5160. Comprehensive supply of parts Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 800/ 922-4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 6644 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91201. 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. 510/525- 4435, 804/973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, PO Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- International Auto Parts. 800/788- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Giuliettas/Giulias. Al Lea ke, 800/ HOT-SHOE, fax 831/338-2031. Raceproven competition suspensions. Reproduction fiberglass hoods, trunks, doors, front-end and rear-end clips, reproduction fiberglass Veloce cold air boxes, etc. Many parts cars Giulietta/Giulia being disassembled. Complete restored vintage racers and street cars. (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 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Oregon's oldest and most respected Alfa repair and performance tuning facility. Milano spoken here! Ask about our used Alfas for sale. Fast work, fair prices. Italian Performance/GTV City. Don, 650/508-8178. 565-A Bragato Rd., San Carlos, CA 94070. Performance modifications, service, repair & restoration for Italian automobiles. Allow us to do a restoration for you. Dan Sommers' Euro Auto Service. 503/ 274-0064. 1313 W. Burnside, 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. Sports Car Market

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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. 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 Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AHAustin Healey - 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. Aston Martin 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 Jaguar 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. 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 / LA MBO ETC. Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. Sales, 800/547-4455, 503/255-7560. Service & Parts, 800/944-6483, 503/257-9655. America's oldest & most dedicated Ferrari (and Lotus) dealer. New & used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97203. 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, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. Randy Simon. (CA) Gentry Lane Lamborghini. 416/535- Garry Roberts & Company. 949/650- 9900, fax 416/535-8152. Also Canada's largest Ferrari parts inventory. Under new ownership. Call today with your needs. Jason Popovich, Canada (ON) Brian D. Moore Restorations. 916/ 635-3559, fax 916/635-5824. 2347 Gold River Rd., Gold River, CA 95670. Specializing in restoration and reconstruction of exotic and vintage racing motorcars. Appraising service also available. June, 2000  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 lull restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643- AC 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. symbol i cmotors. 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) 887-3889. A vintage Mercedes full service company, specializing in the 190SL. Large database of older MBs for sale. Free listing for your car. 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. Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus— call me first or call me last, I'll make you the best cash offer. Buyers—let me use my thousand-plus car data base to help you find a car, or verify the history of one you are looking at. (CA) 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. GERMAN Sports Leicht Restoration, Inc. Call Alex Dearborn or Bruce Adams in Topsfield, MA. 978/887-6644, fax 978/ Mercedes-Benz 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 Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424Porsche 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. 1 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 ritish Car Magazine Invites You to Subscribe to... The Only American Magazine for British Car Enthusiasts Subscribe now by calling 800-520-8292 International 1-650-949-9680 Six Issues Each Year $22.95 25 Percent savings from newsstand price Canada US$26  Overseas US$35 Foreign payments must be drawn on U.S. Banks No-Risk Guarantee: If you're not satisfied with your first issue. cancel anti we will refund the foil cost o f vu iii www.britishcar.com P.O. Box 1683 Los Altos, CA 94023 Gull Wing Group International. Gary those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $25 annually. Membership information: Barbara Skirmants. 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. 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F.'Mystery Photo Answers  "Send a pair of 100-foot battery cables and a 55-gallon drum of starter fluid" April 2000 "Hello, Eddie...this is Ralph of Flight 1750's ground crew. . . send over a truck with a pair of 100-foot battery cables and a 55gallon drum of starter fluid. . .1 don't know where. . .try Pep Boys. . .and hurry. . .the drinks are running out and the crowd's turning ugly!"—Joe Troise, Sausalito, CA Having just won the megamega-mil lottery, Luigi further punctuated his euphoria by bragging that he had just purchased the world's fastest Alfa.—John King, Libertyville, IL In an obvious attempt to outdo Ford, Alfa presents the all new Airscursion.—Russ Welch, Ojai, CA Things looked bleak in Milan as the new racing season approached. Nuvolari had long since retired, while Fangio had joined the Mercedes team. Chief Engineer Orazio Satta was beside himself with worry, unsure of how Alfa would hang on to its dominant position. Suddenly, a junior designer burst into the room, with plans for a revolutionary, unbeatable race car. Sporting innovations that other manufacturers would not incorporate for years, such as the use of wings and locating the engine behind the piloto, this new Alfa was decidedly "jet age."—Jay Mackro, St. Louis, MO After an unfortunate error in documentation at the investment bankers' offices, the GM-Fiat stock swap inadvertently resulted in the merger of Alfa Romeo with the Hughes Aircraft division of GM. The outcome of this was a midsize passenger jet with "Cuore  WITH YOUR RENEWALS Comments Here are some thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers. It's the best. Good mix, congratulations ! —Brooklands Automobilia, Switzerland Comprehensive calendar of upcoming events. More of what you're already doing.—Ray Schipani, Edina, MN Keith, value the '79 308 GTS at $175,000 and I'll split 60/40 with you.—Tom Patrick, Upland, CA A swimsuit issue! It put Sports Illustrated on the map.—Steve Riggs, Mary Esther, FL Just think— topless rubber bumper MGBs and Triumph Stags with see-through targa tops. Hmm. Maybe not.—ED. Split off and do a separate American Market issue focusing on muscle and sports cars. I refer to your publication on my radio show "Hitting on all Cylinders." Hope you are getting some subscriptions!—John Bat Masterson, Ventura, CA. Thank you.—ED. More profiles of owners, restorations.—Robin Boyar, Oakland CA Enjoyed the motorcycle auction results! Some of us collect cars and bikes—keep up the good work!—David Meyers, Frisco, TX Too much emphasis on Italian, too little coverage of American muscle cars.—Robert Progner, Cape May, NJ June, 2000  I like German and American but have to agree, mix is okay—maybe too much Alfa.—Allen Wiles, Danville, VA Only SCM and Car and Driver could make me do that. Thank you, Keith and staff! Now help me find a real nice '72 or '73 Maserati Bora. —Bruce Wagner, Salinas, CA You already have [made SCM better]. New motorcycle feature is a nice addition!—Rick Ritts, Dallas, PA Kep up the good work. Quit badmouthing Fiat X1/9s.—Mike Sizemore, Springfield, IL Really enjoy SCM. Interested in 2001 Barrett-Jackson Auction and the Sports Car Market Insider's Tour.—Glenn Sawyer, Tacoma, WA Need more Benz and BMW. —Kin Cheung, Omaha, NE Feature more Mercedes. Less Ferrari, if space is a constraint. —David Barakat, Redondo Beach, CA Holy cow! A three-year renewal! Leave out American muscle cars, VW and '57 Chevy. Keep it sports cars! Your April issue had a lot of stuff in it I didn't consider sports cars. Good work, but you can't be all things to all people!— Bob Alvery, Glasgow, KY It is a truly superb magazine. Add color. . .00ps, you already did! Looking forward to more East Coast coverage. I'm against more American coverage if the cost is less import coverage.—G. Paul Stasaitis, Miami, FL cars.—Jeff Thrasher, Kodiak, AK Impossible to do.—Gregory Dolin, Glen Rock, NJ SCM very much, thanks.—Jaime Kopstein, Brazil Lots of Price Guides. I enjoy You're trying to improve all the time. "A" for effort.—Bradley St.Mane, Saint Paul, MN Oh, you definitely rule! —Patrick Kelley, Aptos, CA Nothing else comes close. I can't wait to read the issue when it arrives and go back to it many times. Don't mess with a great thing. —Alan Goldstein, Huntington, NY It is the best! It is like getting a class in car value each month. —Elliot Miller, Northbrook, IL More Auction Reports and previews; on-line web site connecting classic/vintage/sports car buyers and sellers.—Alan Jackson, Purcellville, VA Work harder to sell more advertising so you can afford to make every page color and glossy paper.—T.J. Cole, Indianapolis, IN How to spot problems in Get rid of the motorcycles and add a section on Corvettes and American muscle cars.—Joe Bryce, Syracuse, NY. Good balance at present. The addition of the motorcycle section (Bike Buys) is a plus. Please, no American cars!—Herb Spitz, Gilbert, AZ Move HQ to Paris. SCM is great! How about more articles on Italian racers (ex-Ferrari) and all types of one-offs. Thanks.—Daniel Brooks, Paris, France Sportivo," but with certain regrettable idiosyncrasies, such as the tendency to consume second-gear synchros, a bizarre cowl shake, and a complete lack of cabin climate control. A small but rabid group of travelers insist on flying these craft, muttering incessantly about the exhaust note and Vittorio Jano, all the while deploring the Boeing 757 as lacking "character."—Roger Pellegrini, Scarsdale, NY "Regardless of who, what, where, when, why, or how, I just hope to God that this thing doesn't have Magneti Marelli electrics." —David Swig, Sausalito, CA And the winner of this month's sure-to-be-collectible 1:18 scale model from USA ppraisals is Rogern Pellegrini for conveying the irrational but sincere allegiances that vintage Alfas elicit, with an honorable mention to David Swig, who has obviously watched his father's cars misbehave.• Bring back European auction reviews.—Damon A. Stills, Houston, TX. That's why we brought Richard Hudson-Evans on board. You'll notice the difference beginning with this issue.—ED. If you can figure that one out, you'll undoubtedly do it.—George Carpenter, Lewistown, MT I think we've had just about enough on buying old 911s.—Steve Tripp, Aptos, CA Great read! Poly bagging and increased use of color are both very welcome. Keep up the fine work. —Marc Pessar, Virginia Beach, VA And thanks to all of your for your renewals and your thoughtful remarks.—Keith Martin & Cindy Banzer.• 75

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The French Connection Retromobile: Great Cars and Better Wine. On-site Report by Dave Brownell, Photos by Marian Savage RI etromobile, the grand-daddy of all indoor collector car salons, celebrated its 25th anniversary this year by offering the expected stunning display of cars ranging from circa 1882 to 1996. Running February 11 through 20, 2000, Retromobile combines the elements of a major international auto show, club reunion, vintage boat expo, otorcycle exhibit, flea market and fine art show (along with quite decent food—it's France, after all). Retromobile is an event that's greater than the sum of its parts and presented with all the flair of a Parisian couturier preview. Besides the exhibits of eye candy (vintage Ferraris were the main attraction this year), a number of French vintage car dealers annually put their best foot forward in hopes of attracting some high-rolling trade—and attract it they do. We checked out some of them to see if SCMreaders might find worthwhile bargains among the cars on offer. The one and only Deutsch-Bonnet Fl car, yours for $25,000. The 1935 Riley Imp on his stand sold quickly for $88,000 to a Belgian customer. The Imp closely resembled—in % scale—the Alfa 8C 2300 that was parked next to it. This Alfa, a 1934, began life as a Pinin Farina coupe and had been restored as a roadster fifteen years ago. It was yours for $1.5 million or close offer. A Talbot Grand Prix car carried dual years of 1939/ 1951, according to Pund. That's because it began its career as a monoposto and was raced as such through 1948, coming in second at Monaco that year under the guidance of Louis Chiron. It Christophe Pund of la Galerie des Damiers, based in Bondues, France, always has an eye-catching selection of sports and racing cars for sale at Retro. This year his stand contained, among other marques, an Aston Martin DB2/4 coupe for $60,000 with a rare, Weber-carbureted high-performance "DBB" engine. A Type 37 Bugatti replica, quite well done, was available for the same money. I'd take the Vauxhall, as Bugattis are always thick on the ground and available in SCMads and elsewhere at anytime. Bruno also had a "poor man's Bugatti," a handsome and purposeful 1927 Amilcar CG stagger-seat boattail which sold almost immediately after the show opened. His other French cars included a '39 Citroen cabriolet in nice condition for $31,000, a '39 Talbot 120 cabriolet with an asking price of $77,000 and, for the brass era fans, a rare sixcylinder LaBuire from 1907, a high- quality but obscure marque built in Lyons from 1904 to 1930. It was yours for $69,000. years from now will the car become "real"? 1955 Formula One Ferrari campaigned by the  Marquis de Portago.  '64 Healey carried an asking price of $35,000. And an MG-TF 1500, restored and ready, was available at a hefty $28,500. And the Classic Car Center in the Parisian suburb of Levallois had a couple of neat Jaguars available: a 1974 V12 roadster ready for show or go at $43,000. A MK II 3.8 saloon, quite nice in all areas, had an asking price of $34,000. They also had a tres belle TR3A available for $20,000. Okay, so what about British cars? Eric Perou, from Louans, offered three Britmobiles at Retro. His 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1 with matching numbers was for sale at $65,000. An attractive red and black - - Italian exotica were there, too. A Dutch dealer had a slightly worn but very original Ferrari 212 Vignale coupe for sale next to a 275 GTB long-nose. Take your pick for $320,000 each. On the Alfa Club stand, a very attractive 1900 coupe by Touring, spoiled only by ripply doors, could be yours for $51,000. Big Healey was available for $35,000; could be had for $65,000. Aston DB4 was then converted to two-seat spec for the '51 Le Mans race, where it also placed second and it continued racing through 1956 at various venues. Still a two-seater, this could be a cozy ride for the California Mille or Colorado Grand if you're ready to part with 3.5 million Yankee dollars. Probably the "sleeper" of the bunch at the Damiers stand was the 1954 Deutsch-Bonnet Formula One car. A French mighty-mite with a supercharged 750cc two-cylinder engine, it was the only front-wheel-drive Formula One car ever built and raced. But it raced only once, at Pau, and was a DNF. This technically fascinating oddball was available for $25,000, and I think a vintage race driver could have more fun and attention in this car than with some thundering thing that cost close to a million. It's the car I would have taken home, given the choice. Bruno Vendiesse has offered cars at Retro for many years, and his stand attracts an international crowd of collectors who come for a complimentary glass of wine and to peruse his latest selection. Bruno's based in Lille, near the Galerie Damiers and close to the Belgian border. The most eye-catching bolide was a replica 1913 Vauxhall Coupe de l'Auto Grand Prix car. I don't ordinarily cotton to replicas but this machine was bloody well done—almost too much so—and available for $138,500, which is probably cheaper than trying to build the same thing from scratch. But twenty Talbot Grand Prix car, Riley Imp and Alfa 8C 2300 decorate the at the Damiers stand. Our take on the French market for sports cars, based on what we saw at Retromobile this year, goes like this: You can find better buys among British sports and sporting cars in the US and the UK unless you're hunting the truly exotic pre-war machine such as an Invicta or a Squire. Cars like that are where you find them and the prices are secondary to the opportunity to purchase them. French sports and sporty cars seem fairly priced in their home market, but bear in mind many of them are considered oddballs over here and have limited US market appeal. (I still wouldn't mind that Deutsch-Bonnet Formula car, though. . .) The Italian exotics tend to be aggressively priced, perhaps reflecting the considerable following that vintage Ferraris, particularly, have in France. What I did find quite refreshing was the candor of the dealers at Retro. They were happy to point out what was right or wrong about their cars without prompting or questioning, and that's not always the case elsewhere, as many of us have found out the hard way over the years. I'll guarantee you this much. Even if you don't buy a car there, Retromobile is worth the trip. It's a dazzling show and after twenty-five years has evolved into the best event of its type anywhere. Traditionally, Retromobile takes place each February at Paris's enormous Parc des Expositions at the Porte de Versailles. For details and dates on the 2001 event contact: Retromobile, 14 rue Lesault, 93500 Pantin, France. Phone) 011-33-1-48-44-30-30; Fax) 011-33-1-48-44-15-15. •

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA Auction Reports, continued from page 53 chrome wire wheels. Blue smoke on start-up, conversion by unknown shop. Fit and finish not up to NART or Straman, and Hawaiian plates made car seem suspicious. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. Given the current, continued depressed state of the Daytona market, this bid was plenty for a cut car of dubious quality. #131-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 Coupe. S/N 15405. Black/black leather. LHD. and initial quality were drawbacks. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $10,750. This car just proves the hopelessness of storing a new car and hoping to make money on it. The bid was generous, and good luck getting notoriously cheap X1/9 owners to offer any more. JAPANESE CARS Cromodora 5-spoke alloy wheels. Bumper-tobumper scary, soft trim baked, last wax on the paint was when a candle dripped on it, but offered at no reserve. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $36,225. There 's no such thing as a cheap Ferrari, even if you get it for $10K below market as in this case. If the body was this scary, imagine what the engine and tranny are like. #104-1977 FERRARI 308 GTB Coupe. S/N 23289. Black/red leather. LHD. #360-1969 SUBARU 360 JUNIOR Cabriolet Coupe. S/N K I I1L12437. Red/black if it was stolen by mistake, and then abandoned when the thief's friends all began to laugh when he pulled up. AMERICAN CARS #110-1947 FORD DELUXE Sportsman Convertible. S/N 79A199A197282. Burgundy, wood/brown leather/tan. LHD. V8, 3- Cromodora 5-spoke alloy wheels. Partially restored to a decent standard. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Carbureted GTBs are not on anyone's flavor-of-the-month-club card these days. Fair bid. #388-1982 FERRARI 400i Coupe. S/N 39427. Brown metallic/tan leather. LHD. vinyl/black fabric. LHD. Miles were under 5,000. Preserved or lucky? Straight body, less smoke than normal, new tires and ready to roll. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,460. Have the only one on your block, and never be fazed by high gas prices again. Cute and affordable. #67-1972 DATSUN 240Z Coupe. S/N HL53071332. Lime yellow/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 44,000 miles. Factory mags, 4-speed. speed. Good wood, mostly original, tight body and sealed. Needed some assistance in the detailing department. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $94,500. Grand price shows that the market appeal of these early, post-war convertibles continues to increase. #101-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD Convertible. S/N E7FH220558. Bronze/bronze vinyl/white. LHD. No soft top, 312 V8 with Borrani wire wheels, automatic. Orange peel in rear portion. Warped-looking rear valance very visible. Soft trim starting to wear. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $27,825. Fair price for an injected car. Too bad the switch gear and soft trim on 400s is ofsuch poor quality (maybe it 's that wonderful Fiat connection). #423-1987 FIAT X1/9 Targa Coupe. SN ZBBBS0041H71595. Light blue metallic over dark blue/black vinyl/black. LHD. Odo: 53 miles. Cast wheels. One of 4 similar models at this sale sporting less than 55 miles each. This one had just 53. Stored, but lack of market appeal June, 2000  Repaint in the early 1980s beginning to wear thin, but 44,000 original miles was a major draw. No signs of abuse. Car had plenty of good features, including no modifications. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $4,400. There are just too many Zs around for their prices ever to have much movement. We'd like to think the SCM 38K-mile car is really valuable, but the market isn't agreeing. SWEDISH CARS #392-1971 SAAB SONNET III Coupe. SN 71500327. Red/tan leather. LHD. Steel wheels. Solid car with fresh paint, soft trim a little loose. Recovered theft, but still registered with original '71-issued Calif license plates. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $3,800. With a face that only a troll could love, Sonnet HA will never have significant market appeal. Wonder 77 2x4-barrel, automatic. Older restoration, seat padding starting to break down. Body work showing some stress. Factory dual-quad car in proper colors. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $27,825. The right price for a T-Bird with this equipment. There are just too many Birds for sale at any one time to get huge money for one unless it has unusual specs and is perfect. #98-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 10867S105346. Red, white coves/red vinyl/white. LHD. 283 V8,

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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SPECTRUM PALM SPRINGS CA 4-barrel, automatic, spinner wheel covers. Older body-on restoration showing its age. Windshield and soft trim were the weakest spots. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,775. A cheap way to re-create Route 66. All you need now is a tube of Blylcreem and a greasy black comb in your pocket. This was cheap for a '61. #120-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS Hardtop. SIN 138176K208917. Blue metallic/ black vinyl. LHD. 396 V8, 325 hp, 4-speed. for a limited-production vehicle. #110.1-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Convertible. S/N 194678S408190. Blue metallic/dark blue leather/white. LHD. Hard top, white vinyl. LHD. Bucket seats, 383 H.O. V8, 4-speed. Centerline 5-spoke polished wheels (originals included, no tires mounted). Shown at local concours morning of the sale, later offered on the block. Sharp restoration and authentic numbers matching. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $28,350. Road Runners continue to be strong. While not a 440 or a Hemi, this car still nearly broke $30K. Too bad DaimlerChrysler has killed Plymouth, isn't it?• r Solid and straight body, fresh paint that needed rubbing out. Factory muscle car. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. If this car were numbersmatching and verified, the bid could have gone well over $30K without surprises. But offered as a pig-in-a-poke, the amount offered was enough. Americans love to create muscle cars from thin air #390-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY Convertible. 194676S107199. White/red leather/black. LHD. 427 V8, 390 hp, 4-speed, turbine knock- S/N modified with 454 V8, automatic. Was factory L-89 427 V8, which was included in the sale. Car needed complete make-over. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $12,500. Fair bid for a project car in every sense of the word. And when you're done, you've still got the "Captain Zoomy" bodywork to apologize for whenever the Taste Police show up. #130-1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 Fastback. S/N 9R02H157601. White, black stripe/black vinyl. LHD. Cleveland 351 V8. Old Racing Photos of major racing events around the world from prewar through the '60s. Hundreds of photos. autographs and ephemera listed in FREE CATALOG. SASE appreciated. Vintage Motorphoto. 19363 Willamette Drive, PMB166, West Linn, OR 97068, USA Fax (503) 699-0133 or see our website at: www.VintageMotorphoto.com Sheehan Speaks, continued from page 59 Bubbles spotted in rain gutters. Restored to original configuration. California car from new, but not without its flaws. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $18,900. Nearly Boss 302 money for the much less interesting Mach 1. Strong price. #389-1969 SHELBY GT500 Fastback. S/N 9F02R480493. Black, gold stripes/black off wheel covers, side pipes. Matching numbers, repaint over different factory color, well done but not concours. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,000. Cheap for a 427 Stingray convertible, and a car that will do nothing but increase in value. #127.1-1967 SHELBY GT500 Fastback. S/N 67400F4A03196. Metallic blue, white vinyl. LHD. 428-CJ V8, automatic. Decent body, but needed detailing inside and out, good chrome and soft trim, strong engine, undercarriage weakest point on this car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,250. Another strong price for a Mustang with some Shelby go-fast parts stuck on to it. stripe/black vinyl. LHD. Shelby cast wheels 390 V8, 330 hp, 4-speed. Used for a recent film, car looked good on the top side but undercarriage needed care and attention. Still solid with no dents, dings or other damage visible. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,500. Even though the GT500s were well on their way to becoming Shelby-badge specials rather than a real performance car, this was a very good buy 78  #414-1971 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER Hardtop. S/N RM23N1E106600. Orange/ Finally it's time for assembly. The Mercedes can be reassembled in four hours. The Ferrari can't. A full day minimum is required. The hood and deck lids have to be refitted and aligned. The door handles and door locks have to be replaced. Headlights have to be refitted. They must go up and down without hitting or touching, or it's back to the paint booth. Mercedes: 4 hours. Ferrari: 8-plus hours. Our featured Mercedes is now done. It's time for a final wipe down, wash, and detail before delivery, about two hours. Our Ferrari needs the bottom of the spoiler re-undercoated. Also, the black contrast paint under the hood and around the engine lid needs to be masked and touched up. The entire car must be bagged in plastic to protect it from overspray. A final wash and detail, and it's ready for delivery. Mercedes: 2 hours. Ferrari: 8 hours. The Mercedes "real time" paint job is a modest 28 hours, much of it basic work that can be done by an assistant. At a shop rate of $45 an hour for 28 hours, the Mercedes labor total is about $1,250. Figure an additional $18 an hour for 28 hours (about $500) for materials and the Mercedes paint job, at $1,750, is mildly profitable. Since most insurance companies pay 40 hours to paint a Mercedes, plus $600 or more for materials, painting a Mercedes is indeed usually profitable. Our labor-intensive Ferrari required 112 hours of very experienced labor, since any mistake will require many hours to repair. At $45 an hour, we need about $5,000 for labor and another $2,000 for materials for a total of about $7,000 to do the job and make a modest profit. If the Ferrari to be painted is a Dino, we can add about 50% to the labor and materials. For a Daytona we have to double the bill. Been there, done that. I know the drill.• Sports Car Market

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The Twenty Year PICTURE Mercedes-Benz 450SEL, Maserati Quattroporte II, Aston Martin Lagonda Four Doors, No Waiting $140,000 $120,000 $100,000 $80,000 $60,000 $40,000 $20,000 $0 • 1981 1982 1983 11777rTirrir-r? 11111111 1984 1 985 1986 1987  1988  1989  1990 1991 1992 1993 1976-78 Mercedes-Benz El 1980-83 Maserati •1982-83 Aston Martin Quattroporte II  450SEL 6.9 Sedan (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  Lagonda 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 banks when dealing with loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. Ph: 301/317-4228, FAX 301/317-8330* 1994 1995  1996  1997 1998 1999 Aston Martin Lagonda Maserati Quattroporte Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 2000 USAppraisal rIONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline July 1, 2000 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.corn June, 2000 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. 79

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SCM Super Showcase 1972 Ferrari 365 61C14. Professionally restored. New paint, new interior, undercarriage detailed, engine compartment detailed including all new hardware and hoses. Low miles, show quality. Ferrari trades considered. Ferrari of Long Island. $84,900. (516) 671-2276. (NY) (July) 1952 Jaguar XKl 20 FHC. Black/red leather, 600 miles since complete restoration. Correct and an exceptional driver. $62,000. Trades considered. (909) 686-4937. (CA) (July) SCM Showcase Gallery 1963 Daimler SP250 Dart. White, black int., black soft top. [ND, tonneau. Very good condition. S16,000 obo. (310) 657-3337 (CA) (June) 1970 Ghibli 4.9 SS Euro. Very rare 5-speed, A/C, PAN. 37K original miles. "Drives great." Excellent in and out, all books, history. All offers/trades considered. Rich (949) 2484220. (CA) (June) 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto. Same owner last 23 years.  Excellent condition. 1750 engine. Restored with most everything  replaced or restored. Lots of spares. S12,000. Call (910) 484-  2306 or (910) 484-6364. (NC) (June)  1978 Ralt RT-1. Very original USAC Super Vee, circa 1978-1981. Race ready, new belts, fire system, tires, battery and more. Excellent spares package. Trailer available. S19,500. (805) 962-7018. Fax (805) 963-3040. (CA) (June) 1933 Gilmore Lion Special. You don't have to spend a whole lot to hove a lot of fun. Ford flathead V8, 7'1" chrome pipes, 3-speed, 1,200 lb. Restored and ready for anything. Photos and details available. $19,500. (785) 827-9331 office, (785) 827-9337 fax, lynhil@midusa.net . (KS) (June) 1 968 Triumph TR2 50. Recent full restoration, rebuilt drivetrain incl. engine w/cam, Webers, header, etc. New top/ tonneau, int., tires, repro Minilites, Motolita wheel, too much to list. Definitely one of the nicest. $18,500/offers/trades considered. (973) 593-0069, e-mail: cgennone@ali-nj.com (NJ) (June) 1979 Mercedes-Benz 30000 Coupe. Absolutely mint original. Original paint, original interior, chrome Mercedes wheels. Arizona car. 77,945 miles. 517,500. Buffalo Motor Car. (716) 855-1931. (NY) (June) 1974 Jaguar XKE roadster. 4-speed, A/C, silver with black top and interior. Excellent #21/2 car. S37,900 USD. Gentry Lane. (416) 535-9900. Toronto, Canada. (June) 1982 Ferrari 400iA. Black with beige leather. Much recent work, 52K miles, beautiful condition. Nevada lic., magazine cover car. $25,500. (408) 371-4332, fax (408) 369-0753, e-mail: porchel 9791fflao1.com (CA) (June) 1987 Alfa Romeo Ouadrifoglio. Second owner. Red/ gray. Hardtop. 45,000 miles. 57,900. (973) 597-1663. (NJ) (June) 1989 Porsche Speedster. 5,800 miles, Polar Silver, navy leather, navy top. A/C, power seats, cruise, alarm, CD/w amp, all books and records, flawless condition. 556,500. Gary (913) 915-6789. (KS) (June) 1979 Ford Ranchero pickup. Arizona car, no rust, restored to #3 daily driver. 302 ci V8. Tow car for your vintage racer. 57,500. (623) 566-3962, fax (623) 5661119. (AL) (June) 1959 Austin-Healey 100-6. Rare two-seater in gleaming Colorado red with black leather int. Great driver with 90,000 true miles. Mechanical restoration 8 years ago. Very good cosmetically. A joy to drive. $22,000. E-mail: satzman@usa.net (NY)(June) 1969 Jaguar XKE. Restored trophy winner. Gorgeous  black with new biscuit Connolly leather, wool carpets. 4-  speed, wires, excellent chrome. 46K miles, runs strong.  519,500 (518) 438-1926. (NY) (June) 1952 MG TD. White/red int., lovely car, much recent work, everything works. 50% of original tool kit. A real time machine. 512,900. (651) 733-6904 (MN) (June) 1987 Renault GTA convertible. Low production model.  New top, CV, tune-up. Collector car for only 52,200. Hank  (203) 336-1505. (CT) (June)  1985 Phoenix Can-Am car for the series that never was. Maybe 50 miles of practice; never raced. Chevy V6 w/Brodix alloy heads, DG Hewland. $41,500. Webers and manifold available, single 4v carb on car. Phone/fax (918) 743-0891.(0K) (June) 1959 Lincoln Continental MK II. Finished in turquoise with turquoise 8, white int. Extremely rare one-owner estate classic. Recent S25,000 complete restoration. An absolute joy to drive. Excellent throughout. Asking 527,950. (770) 971-0404. (GA) (June) 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale. Red with  black-gray cloth int. Italian gauges, 1 of 1,400. #381268.  Excellent restoration. Call Steve (425) 481-7903 or e-mail:  ny22@dellmail.com (WA) (June)  1984  GMC  Caballero  Diablo  (same  as  El Camino). Loaded with all options, very cold A/C, also alarm and remote entry. 92K miles, 56,785. Call (704) 876-6893. (NC) (June) 1974 Alfa Romeo GIN. Built to be a reliable time trial/ vintage car that can be driven to the track. Engine, transmission, driveshaft, and LSD rebuilt. Interior is gutted for racing, but engine compartment and paint are very nice. $6,900. Phil (949) 831-5882. (CA) (June)

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7 icture Hershey, Barrett-Jackson, Kruse Auburn, the local flea market and a multi-family garage sale all operating in one place twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Now imagine yourself being able to cruise this entire auction site from the comfort of your own home. No more funnel cake vendors, $300 golfcart rentals, ten-dollar hot dogs or Hershey mud baths. Welcome to Internet auctions. eBay and the like will never replace live auctions, swap meets or garage sales, but without question have given buyers and sellers new options. In eWatch, SCM takes a look at a few of the tens of thousands of auto-related items on Internet auctions each month. Here are some that caught our eye. eBay #305057531 - 1964 356C PORSCHE COUPE. First bid: $356. Number of bidders: 34. SOLD AT $24,000. Date sold: 4/16/2000. Purchased new by the owner in 1964. Has the original keys, owner's manual, California pink slip and registration cards. Repainted in 1995. Described as being exceptionally well maintained and in rust-free condition. The vehicle was well presented with complete pictures and description. eBay #310179308 - MOBIL GARGOYLE PORCELAIN SIGN-German. First bid: $50. Number of bidders: 9. SOLD AT $1,550. Date sold: 4/23/ 2000. Foreign signs normally do not bring the kind of money that is spent on American versions, however, qual- ity is the great equalizer. This sign is large, 41" wide and 21" high, German in origin, and is described as being in 9+, or nearly perfect, condition. Difficult to date as the Gargoyle was used by Mobil in Europe long after it was discontinued in the US. Fair price, considering the condition. eBay #308694756 - 1957 VAMPIRES VINTAGE HOT ROD CAR CLUB PLAQUE. First bid: $9.99. Number of bidders: 5. SOLD AT $120.46. Date sold: 4/24/2000. The Vampires were -cool" SCM Showcase Gallery and the plaques for their hot rods had a bat and skull to prove it. Sold by the 1957 club secretary, it is an original raw casting that needs to be painted and polished. It could be the period touch that makes the difference on your vintage hot rod's application for Pebble Beach. eBay #306228266 - INK BLOTTER ADVERTISING BADGER TIREScirca 1920s. First bid: $24.95. Number of bidders: 3. SOLD AT $33.89. Date sold: 4/18/2000. Prior to the advent of ball-point pens, ink blotters were an essential writing accessory. Advertisers were quick to place their message where it was frequently seen and it was an inexpensive give-away that promoted many consumer items. Tire manufacturers were prolific users of blotters for advertising and many were colorful with catchy graphics. A desirable collectible, this "fell through the cracks" as it normally sells in the hundred-dollar range. eBay  #307737314  -  momilmormak low 1968 Ford Mustang ST Coupe. 390 engine, factory  1959 Mercedes-Benz 1 90SL. VIN #7500292, WC, P/B, Auto, P/S, Tilt wheel. Overhead console equipped with  all options available in 1968. Restored in '98/'99. Call Ken at  (713) 541-2281 or e-mail: vintagemotorcars@evinet (TX)  (June) Engine #7500306. Beautifully kept. Medical illness forces sale of this car. Asking S17,900. Will consider other offers. (425) 744-9733. e-mail: djs@cmc.net (WA) (June) 1927 Packard Eight 3-36 Roadster. Beautiful show resto (Pebble Beach, etc.). All original black leather int., chrome wheels, spotlights, cowl lamps, original tools and manual, more. One of only 5, 8-cylinder roadsters known worldwide. $130,000. Photos available. (603) 643-6616. (NH) (June) 1966 Mustang 2HT. 289, 4-speed, red/red. This car had a full frame-off in '89 including mechanicals & interior and has lust 7K miles since. An extra nice driver that should be a show car. 58,950. Paul Padget's Vintage Sales, Cincinnati (513) 821-2143. (OH) (June) ( by ar Bomstea bid: $149. Number of bidders: 9. SOLD AT $283. Date sold: 4/22/2000. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche began work on Project 12, which evolved into the Volkswagen "Beetle" in 1930 but the first production models, Series 38, did not appear until 1939. This six-page brochure, which introduced the KdF Wagen (translation: strength through joy) probably dates from 1939 rather than 1937 and is a fascinating piece of the Porsche legend. Just shows what can be found on the Net if you look hard enough. eBay #311933856 - 1962 CITROEN 2CV AZ. First bid: $4,850. Number of bidders: 7. SOLD AT $5,400. Date sold: 4/28/2000. Branded the ugliest car at London's Earl's Court Motor Show, the 2CV was manufactured for France's agricultural districts where its 1937 VOLKSWAGEN BROCHURE. First ruggedness was a virtue. Motor Trend noted that the car "had difficulty staying with traffic" but in the late '50s there was a two-year waiting list for the car in France. Considering that Christie Brinkley has one, this was a fair price for a car that's sure to turn heads as it tries to get out of its own way.• 1992 Maserati Barchetta. Red, stradale 1,000 km, 18 examples built, spectacular car, a must see. Franz Reichhalter, 16 Maria-Trost-Street, 1-39012 Meran, South-Tyrol, Italy. 5450,000. Fax 011-390473-448383. (ITALY) (June) 1984 Alfa GTV-6 Maratona. 5-speed, 2.5L with hot cams. Sunroof, WC, Recaro leather, 60K actual miles, recent timing belt. $5,000. (541) 343-2765 or dmh@edsgraphics.com (OR) (June) 1995 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta. Grigio with tobacco  leather. 6,500 miles, new tires, complete records, tools,  new luggage set. CD/AM/FM. Not a scratch or ding any-  where. 5102,500. Call (678) 366-1911. (GA) (June)  1965 Corvette Roadster. Original options: P/B, 327ci/ 325hp, 3.08 positraction, 4-speed, leather seats, hardtop. Color change to Ermine White from Milano Maroon. Engine is correct, but not matching numbers. A strong 3 or weak 2.525,700. John (214) 674-0220 or (510) 653-7555. (CA) (June) 1966 Shelby Mustang Notchback. Original sedan racer. Trans-Am history, original R model drivetrain, 1968 stickers, turnkey, time capsule since '68. Unbelievable patina. SCCA history. 580,000. (717) 637-6964. (MD) (June) 1967 Lamborghini Miura. Red/beige, rare spyder conversion by Mike Sheehan. S and ST upgrades by Bob Wallace. Low mileage. Superb condition. $105,000. (410) 268-5033. (MD) (June) 1932 Bugatti Type 50T. Surprofile S4,800 USD. Save garage space with 1:8 scale models of M-B, R-R, Alfa, and Bugatti custom built with exclusive details and working features by Model Motocars Ltd. (407) 862-5168 (EDT) for brochure.(FL) (June) 1953 Plymouth Belvedere. Factory hardtop. Very rare model, one of 750 produced. Participation in '99 La Carrera Nevada "Mexican Road Race" style event, placed first in class. Now it's your turn. S9,950. Gary (503) 252-0365 or e-mail: gbcars@uswest.net (OR) (June)

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Cosmopolitan Motors AUTOMOBILES 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C1500, James Young  1958 Alfa Romeo 750 Spyder, Nice Driver  $110,000 $18,500 1959 Alfa Romeo 750 Giulietta Spyder, 15 year owner, red/black  $12,500 1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Touring Spyder, 2 Ambitious Projects .... Bugattaypes 35,37,40,44,49,50,51,52,55,57  1963 C,adillac convertible, older restoration  1964 Ca.dilla.c Coupe deVille, lovely original  $4,500 ea. Inquire 1955 Cisitalia808 XF Convertible, 1 OffConceptCar  1971 Citroen DS 21 Pallas, Citromatic  1972 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black  Delahaye 135M/MS, Several To Choose From  Delage D6 & D8 Dropheads. Please inquire  1961 DKW 1000 SP, Restored Roadster  1942 Dodge WC56 Power Wagon Command Car  1961 Face! Vega ILK 500, fully restored  1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, Very Original  1959 Fiat 500 Bianchina Micro Car, older restoration  1960 Fiat 0.S.CA. Spyder, Red/Black  1960 Fiat 1500 Spyder, Nice Original, No Motor  1964 Fiat 1500 Spyder, Factory Hard Top  1964 FordThunderbirdCoupe, Original  1920 Hispano Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer  1971 Iso Rivolta Lele, 1 of 260 made, 351, 5 Speed  1969 Jaguar E Type Roa.dster, 4 speed Red/Black, Restored  1972 Lamborghini Jarama, Red/Black  1962 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato  1970 LanciaFlaminia Pininfarina Coupe (2)  1972 LanciaFulva Zagato  $78,000 $9,500 $75,000andup $100,000 andup $7,500 $8,500 $13,500 $165,000 $5,570 $9,930 $12,500 $16,500 $50,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,300 $95,000 $21,500 $23,500 $23,500 $60,000 $40,000 $6,000 $17,500 1956 Lotus 11, Le Mans fairing, Race Ready  1968 Lotus Elan S2 Convertible, RHD  1967 Maserati Quattroporte 4000, cream/black  1979 Maserati Merak SS Superb  1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, Red and Restored  1965 and up MGB Roadsters, 6 To Choose From  1958 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEc, Restored  1963 Mercedes-Benz Unimog, Restored  1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB, ex-Paul Whittier  1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9, Executive Driver  1993 Nissan Pathfinder, Lady Owned &Maintained  1974 Porsche 9142.0 Liter, Great Rtumer  1974 Porsche 914 2.0 Liter, Longtime Owner  1990 Range Rover County, red/tan  1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, Hooper limousine  1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud IL Restored/needs motor work  1951 Siata Grand SportCabriolet, One-off alloy  1961 Triumph TR3a, red/black  1977 Vogue Motorcoach, Once owned by Richard Boone  AIRCRAFT 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  Fully refitted, 3 in stock WATERCRAFT 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  Twin 440s. Critises at 27 kts Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new. 1958 Richardson 41 $48,000 Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name "High Life" $65,000 $75,000 $12,500 $11,500 $32,000 $18,500 from $1,000 $38,000 $25,000 $35,500 $12,999 $9,500 $4,500 $5,500 $10,995 $49,950 $22,500 $85,000 $13,500 $28,500 $2,300,000 each ANTIQUE FURNITURE 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - Recently recalled, fullydocumented, pair  1870 American cherrywood chamber pot. Excellent  1880 Restoration/Federalist Parisian chairs, pair  1890 Parson's couch - restored  1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair  HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the century building for which the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named. Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades, a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and bricks. VINTAGE WINES Expensive, extensive, eclectic Collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian, Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to recent releases. Inquire. FERRARIANA World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques. Dozens of early and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork  BUGA1TI ACCESSORIES Inquire $15,000 $3,000 $2,500 $3,500 $1,800 • 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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The Standard for Collector and Classic Cars • JANUARY 1/-n, Z001  Join in the festivities as Barrett-Jackson celebrates its 30th year as the WORLD'S GREATEST CLASSIC CAR AUCTION & EXPOSITION. Set in majestic Scottsdale, Arizona, automotive collectors and enthusiasts from around the globe come to Barrett-Jackson for the opportunity to view and acquire classic, vintage, sports and American muscle cars, as over 800 of the world's finest cross the auction block. SCOTTSDALE , ARIZONA is one of the world's premiere resort destinations. With sun - filled days, you can golf until sunset, dine under star-filled nights at world famous restaurants, shop at one of the many first class retail establishments and art galleries. Immerse yourself in all the Valley of the Sun has to offer - you will soon be captivated by our Sonoran desert's astounding beauty. This prestigious event offers an array of attractions for the affluent lifestyle, including fashion, fine art and international cuisine. If you are to attend any automotive event, this one is not to be missed! [NTRI[S AR[ (URR[NTLY 13[IN6 AMPTH FOR OUR noi {VT SELECT SALES: A professional and seasoned staff of automotive experts maintains a vast roster of collectors and important collections from around the globe. Attending countless international auctions and expositions, Select Sales is equipped with the knowledge and professional assistance, counsel and advice which is essential to the purchase, sale, consignment or appraisal of your collector vehicle. eCLASSICS.COM: A year-round bidding and consignment forum for universal collectors, featuring Barrett-Jackson's Certified Online Auctions. THE SHOWROOM: Barrett-Jackson's new, world headquarters features over 14,000 square feet of showroom space, with a dazzling display of classic collector cars available for purchase. An unrivaled and exacting selection process ensures the serious collector of sales and purchase opportunities, second to none. Showroom hours are 9am to 5pm weekdays, and by appointment. Visit us on the web at www.barrett-jackson.com 3020 North Scottsdale Road • Scottsdale, Arizona 85151  480.421.6694 • 480.421.6697 Fax SCOTTSDALL ARIZONA

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11949 166 FL, Ex-Fangio, Gonzalez Factory Team Supercharged Monoposto, s/n 011F 1953 166 MM/53, One-off Special Bodied Competition Spyder, s/n 0272/M 1955 555 Super Squalo, Ex-Mike Hawthorne/Peter Whitehead Fl, Sole Surviving Example! s/n FL/9001 1964 250 LM, Ex-Bill Harrah, 100 Point Restoration, s/n 6045 1966 275 GTB, Long nose, Torque tube, Sixth to Last Example Built, Matching Numbers, s/n 08933 1972 312 PB, Single Most Succesful Ferrari Sports Prototype, 12 Races and 4 Wins! s/n 0890 , 1937 Alpha Romeo 12C37, s/n SL204 1969 917K, Ex-Porsche Salzburg/Martini, Winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans, s/n 917-023 1969 Porsche 908/2, Ex-Porsche Factory Team Car, Continuous Excellent History and Provenance, s/n 908-020-010 Hans Hermann and Richard Atwood's Porsche factoryentered 917, s/n 917-023, at the 1970 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This victory was the result of a twenty year effort and remains to this day Porsche's single greatest achievement. ,.*YLIABOLIC® MOTOR CAR COMPANY La Jolla 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • tel 858.454.1800 fax 858.454.1890 • www.symbolicmotors.com