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PROFILED: '63 ALFA GIULIA SPIDER, '65 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST, '94 BUGATT ESTI° 67; '61 LOTUS ELITE 52 COUPE, '65 CORVETTE "FUELIEff CONVERTIBLE 0 0 7 Nev 0 4•,,, MARCH 2001 '86 Maserati Zagato Convertible A  - Nice '71 280SL Brings $18,616 - 'qq  USA $4.95 Canada $6.95 www.spofjscarmarket.com ree at $4,500 (veite hagtop Strong at $26,260- Cheeseburger '57 Beatir onvertible Surprises at $33,250 - '68-- at $7,400 - And always 500 cars for sale inside... ilargE:type 2+2 No Bargain


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RIVI AUCTIONS INC. March 10, 2001 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza A matching number, short chassis example that features Monza coachwork by noted spe( iiIic P itil ,111/4t A fabulous example that is fully elligible for historic rac ing. 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS Ville d'Este Cabriolet Recent body off restoration of a beautiful and well maintained desirable high speed touring car. 1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport Spyder by Zagato One of the earliest surviving 6C 1500s in existence. Lovely restored condition. A genuine, no questions example. 1960 Alfa Romeo Guilletta SS Fitted with a later 1,570cc Veloce engin( and five-speed gearbox. A sporting and nicely sorted example CONSIGNMENT & MARKET EVALUATIONS: David Gooding, President & CEO (866) 762-8284 david@rmauctions.com Jack Boxstrom (613) 476-9132 jack@rmauctions.com Mike Fairbairn (800) 211-4371 mike@rmauctions.com Ian Kelleher (866) 762-8284 ian@rmauctions.com Rob Myers (800) 211-4371 rob@rmauctions.com Dennis Nicotra (203) 397-0 734 dennisqrmauctions.com Dan Warrener (800) 211-43 - 1 dan@rmauctions.com CATAL OG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SAI I INI ORMA I ION: (800) 211-4371 or wwwfmauctions.com • HAGERTY (JR L eireenveich rime -0111' (*(LEETB11) PASSPORT TRANSPORT


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VINTAGE MOTOR CARS Amelia Island The Ritz-Carlton Hotel In conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours &Elegance March 10, 2001 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica One of only 16 originally built. Former owners include Ferrari collectors Freddy Damman and Charlie Kemp. Chassis 0501SA is in lovely original condition, has been recently fully serviced and is ready to enjoy. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Ex-Pedro Rodriguez. One of only twelve light weight race models built by the factory. Finished 6th overall at Nassau TT Bahamas 1966. Chassis# 09063 1927 Bugatti T35B Grand Prix One of the most historic Grand Prix cars, Chassis # 4845 is one of the more original 35B's and has benefitted from a comprehensive restoration. 1939 Bugatti T37C Cabriolet This T57C was a gift from the people of France to Iran's Prince Pahlevi on the occasion of his wedding. Considered one of the finest surviving examples of flamboyant French coachwork of the period. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster  1970 Jaguar E-Type Roadster  1937 Jaguar SS100  1981 BMW M1  OTHER FEATURE CONSIGNMENTS 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster  1957 Talbot I ago America Coupe  1964 Aston-Martin DB4 Series IV  1947 MG TC  1937 Cord 812SC Sportsman 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/400 Coupe 1959 Arnolt Bristol DeLuxe Roadster 1931 Fiat Coupe de Alpes RIVI AUCTIONS INC. 9300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 tel: (310) 246 9880 fax: (310) 246 9744


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Sports Car Market March 2001  Mini-Profiles 21 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Racer Only $8,500 — for a reason. 24 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Thank the gods, it's not red. 28 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT Drive what Mikey S. drives. 60 1961 "Barn Find" Lotus Elite S2 Coupe Crusty and nasty — just the way we like them. 64 1979 Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9 Drive it till it drops, then run away. - 68 1965 Corvette "Fuelie" Convertible Just 1,577 miles, just $168,000. 41 Silver Auctions Fountain Hills, AZ 53 Christie's 58 Bonhams & Brooks Olympia, London Nine Elms, London Columns 6 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 9 News, Previews & Gossip Cindy Banzer 16 The Wrenching Truth Bill Neill - 19 Bike Buys Bill Neill 20 Motobilia - - - Napa Valley Automobile Restorations 18 Ask Mr. Kerb Choosing A Slushbox Exotic Michael Duffey  1969 Honda CB750 Sand Cast Icarus Melts a Wallet at $4,485 Carl Bomstead 25 Sheehan Speaks A Salvage-Title 456 Michael Sheehan - 59 The Appraiser's Corner Steve Cram 61 The English Patient Gaty Anderson 65 Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager  - Carl Bomstead Departments 10 Auction Calendar  34 12 Comments With Your Renewals 14 You Write, We Read 20 Mystery Photo 31 Book Reviews 32 Affordable Classics - MGC Roadster 32 The Twenty Year Picture - Variations On a V8 Theme 67 Mystery Photo Answers 67 Vintage Rally Calendar 71 Display Advertiser's Index - - - '80 Aston Martin 53 What's Under Your E-type 968s, Who Cares? 76 eWatch $20,000 Gets an Option on a T-bird 58 41 34 Kruse International Turf Paradise, Phoenix, AZ On-Site Market Reports 34 Volume 13 #3 SPORTS CAR MARKET Editor & Publisher: Keith Martin Managing Editor: Cindy Banzer Art Director: Scott Abts Editorial Manager: Brian Rabold Research & Copy Editor: Bill Neill Office Manager: Cora Milhollin Subscriptions: Andrea Cole Auction Editor: Dave Brownell Head Auction Reporter: Dave Kinney Contributing Editors: Gary Anderson Carl Bomstead Michael Duffey Alexander Leventhal Jim Schrager Auction Reporters: John Apen, B. Mitchell Carlson, Bob LeFlufy, Richard Hudson-Evans, Phil Skinner, Chip Baldoni, Gary Hoisington, Haig Haleblian Contributors: Pat Braden, Keith Duly, Glenn Herz, Raymond Milo, Steve Serio, 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, artdir@sportscarmarket.com . For subscription information, call Cora at 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 2001 by the Alfa Romeo Exchange, dba Sports Car Market magazine, in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #10771751) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16103, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR and additional entries. Subscription rates are $48 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $68 Canada/Mexico, Europe $78, Asia/Africa/Middle East $88, Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24hours 800/289-2819, 503/252-5812; fax 503/252-5854. Send address changes to Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 POSTMASTER CPC IPM Sales Agreement No, 1296205 Classifieds 22 Alfa Romeo 27 Ferrari 29 Etceterini & Everything Else 30 Vintage Race Cars 62 English 66 German 69 American 70 Resource Directory 72 Classified Order Form 77 Showcase Gallery


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INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS LTD CHRISTIE'S Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia Including an Important Private Collection 26 MARCH 2001 /964 b).,.-1 (;/ I (;n 'I) PRIX R1111?q111  in  ATV ; IR /Will N p I p TH1( 1964 COOPER MONACO KING COBRA Beverly Hills Malcolm Weltbrd Tel:  (1)310 385 2699 Fax: (1)310 385 5875 1939 BUGATTI TYPE 57C DROPHEAD COUPE BY LETOURNEUR ET MARCHAND New York Miles Morris Tel: (1)212 636 2277 Fax: (1)203 341 9849 London Rupert Banner Tel: 44(0) 20 7389 2851 Fax: 44(0) 20 7627 8917 www.christies.com Brussels Philip Kantor Tel: 32(0) 476 879 471 Fax: 32(0) 2 513 3279


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Shifting Gears by Keith Martin Our Own Fakey-Doo T his is all Martin Swig's fault. The iconoclastic, San Francisco-based collector and enthusiast has been trying to lay us away in a Ford for some time. Not just any Ford, mind you, but a 1954 Mainline Six Business Coupe. "It's the model Piero Taruffi drove in the '54 Carrera," Swig related. "It was sponsored by Floyd Clymer Publications, and you're a publisher, so it's a natural fit." Over the years, we've learned never to dismiss a Swig concept, no matter how harebrained it might seem at first glance. After all, in 1982 he was the first American to enter the Mille Miglia Storica in his 1900 Zagato, long before Mille participation became a rite of initiation into the collector car world for the ultrawealthy. He then went on to found the California Mille, the Carrera Nevada and has become involved with the reincarnation of Brock Yates' Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea exercise in attrition and motor-madness. So back to the Ford. A few months ago Swig called on his cell phone, beside himself with excitement. He had come across the exact '54 Ford he needed, languishing in the back row of a used-car lot somewhere in Southern California. The Mainline Six was the base model, with a horn-button instead of a ring, a single sun visor and an armrest only on the driver's door. The car entered the Swig collection after the princely sum of $1,000 changed hands. Yesterday, as Swig was getting ready to leave for Retromobile in Paris, where Ms. Banzer and I will be joining him, he called to offer us the car for $1,200. Two weeks earlier, at Barrett-Jackson, we had watched him buy the world's best 1953 Bristol 403 alloy-bodied coupe, and the world's not-sobest 1951 Tatra Tatraplan saloon. Perhaps he had to sell the Ford to pay the car hauler for delivering his new acquisitions. instant money, and for buyers by providing them with an array of intriguing and immediately available cars to choose from. But there is a dark side to auctions. As with any business, there are those who abuse the system for their own gain. And whether the shysters are fast-talking dot-corn venture capital solicitors, scabrous mobile-home salesmen or Backyard Billys pawning off an Alpine as a Tiger, everyone involved becomes the poorer for the experience. SCM has been asked by two leading auction companies to help in the formulation of an "Auction Bill of Rights" that would more clearly spell out the expectations and responsibilities of consignors, auction companies and buyers. All interested auction companies, consignors and bidders are invited to participate in the process. Let's be clear that the overwhelming percentage of auction deals go down smoothly; Craig Jackson, speaking at the SCM Insider's Seminars this year, mentioned that of the 567 cars sold at their 2000 event, only one sale eventually had to be unwound. Nonetheless, there are still consignors who view the vehicle information form as a license to write creatively while re-inventing history, and buyers who think the 40-year-old sports car they have just acquired should have the same warranty, and perform as flawlessly, as a 2001 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. We'll soon make the deal, most likely next week when Cindy and I sit down with him for jambon and beer in the back corner of Retromobile. Then we'll be on the way to building our very own FakeyDoo, right here in Stumptown. We've convinced Brian Ross, hot rod, sand rail and custom car builder extraordinaire to take on the project, and he's already sourcing the extra carburetor ("We'll have to split the manifold, just like they did back then"), the overdrive transmission and other various parts it will take to make this into a race car that is true to its 1954 configuration. To make room in our garage, the 1969 Duetto race car will have to go—in truth, we've used it just once a year since 1995. (There's an advert for it in this issue's Showcase Gallery.) We'd like to put the Ford into the Carrera Nevada, and Swig keeps salting our conversations with tempting phrases like, "This car would be perfect for the Argentine Mille." We'll keep you posted. I only hope the Alfa Romeo Owner's Club of Oregon, of which I am a past president, won't revoke my membership, and the local Porsche Club, to which I also belong, doesn't make me mount the engine of the Ford sideways in the trunk. The world of collector cars is chock full of great people, interesting cars and fascinating events. Auctions, with their live drama and instantaneous value decisions, are terrific entertainment, as well as providing a valuable and much-needed service for sellers by turning their cars into Auction Bill of Rights Further, in our litigious era, it simply doesn't work when an auction company heavily promotes a vehicle, attracts bidders from around the world, then proclaims, "Well, according to the seller, this car is a..." and then disclaims all further responsibility. SCM has no interest in any involvement beyond helping to formulate a set of standards for auction companies, consignors and buyers to consider. With some thoughtful and creative fine-tuning of expectations, which are agreed to and put in writing by all parties involved, the industry can go a long way towards improving the sense of comfort for all participants in the auction arena. Martin Swig Mille Miglia pioneer, in 1982. I welcome your comments on this subject; all submissions will remain completely confi- dential. E-mail me at kmartin @ sports carmarket.com , fax 503-252-5854. snail mail: Keith Martin, Bill of Rights, 6833 SE Pine Court, Portland, Oregon 97215. Titan Legends depicts Tazio Nuvolari in an Auto Union V12 supercharged 420-horsepower D-type and Hans Stuck driving a V16 C-type at the Mirburgring. The painting, by English artist Barry Rowe, is of a fictional moment, the Type C appearing at the Niirburging in 1936 and the Type D not until the following year. On the Cover Nuvolari, driving No. 4, replaced Bernd Rosemeyer who was killed in an Auto Union car in January 1938 when he crashed, at 492 mph, on a road course in Germany while attempting to set a land speed record. Rowe's evocative works have appeared regularly on the cover of SCM, and, in addition to numerous commissions and awards, Rowe has been responsible for the 1998-2000 posters for the Pebble Beach Concours. Thirty by twenty-inch prints of Titan Legends, from an edition of 150, are available for $195. Contact: Steve Austin's Automobilia, 800/452-8434 (OR), e-mail stephen.austin6@gte.net .• Sports Car Market


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Carmel, California A Sale of Highly Important Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia • I; 1953 Bosley MkI GT Coupe sold for $233 500 /955 Jaguar D Type sold for $1,102,500 _ 1961 Ferrari 2500T .51/VB Comp sold for $1,377,500 1947 Bentley MkVI Convertible sold for $211,500 The Bonham, & Fircnk , i A  v the famed Quail liidgc  P , c't  9 highligh , ,! 11'lb rvurtm,es to Illustrated above are some of the fine motor cars which featured in last year s Quail Lodge sale yours can benefit from the same unparalleled standard of presentation and exposure to a sophisticated international clientele For further information or a confidential appraisal please contact Mark Osborne at Bonhams & Brooks USA on tel +1 (415) 391 4000 or fax +1(415) 391 4040 UK Bonhams & Brooks Ltd Montpelier Street Europe Brooks Europe SA 10 Rue Blavignac Switzerland USA Brooks Auctioneers Inc 500 Sutter Street California 94102 Australia Brooks Goodman Pty Ltd 7 Anderson Street, Double Bay Knightsbridge, London SW7 1HH 1227 Carouge-Geneva Union Square, San Francisco Sydney, New South Wales United Kingdom Australia 2028 T:+44 (0) 20 7393 3822 F:+44 (0) 20 7393 3915 T:+41 (0) 22 300 3160 F:+41 (0) 22 300 3035 T:+1 (415) 391 4000 F:+1 (415) 391 4040 T:+61 (02) 9327 7311 F:+61 (02) 9327 2917 BONHAMS &BROOKS


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News, Previews & GOSSIP by Cindy Banzer E-mail: cbanzer@ sportscarmarket.com FAX: 503/ 252-5854 SCM Events Nearly sold out! Join Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer, 9/12/01, at the Goodwood Revival Historic Race Meeting for a "10 - day Motorhead's Dream Tour to England," presented by Steve Austin's Great Vacations. Included are the Goodwood races and the Bonhams & Brooks Auction, visits to a Formula 1 workshop at Silverstone, private tours of the Jaguar and Morgan factories, visits to Lord Beaulieu's Collection, the Grand Prix Museum at the Castle Donington circuit and more. www.steveaustins automobilia.com , 800/452-8434 (OR). Events The Rudolf Caracciola: Hunting for Trophies exhibit will be on display at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, 1/30-3/31/01. The exhibit commemorates the 100th Anniversary of Caracciola, who won more than 50 cups and trophies during his racing career. Contact Josef Ernst at ph) +49 (0)7 11 175 04 95 (Germany), www.media.daim lerchrysler.corn. Petersen Automotive Museum will exhibit "Fantasy and Fins: The Artist and the Automobile," in Los Angeles, 2/1 75/28/01, focusing on the role of the artist in relation to the automobile; works of super-realist painter Nicola Wood, whose painting of a Corvette Sting Ray graced the cover of SCM, October, 2000, will be highlighted. Ph) 323/930-CARS (CA), www.petersen.org . 6/The 20th Annual Ferrari Literature, Art & Model Expo and FCA & VSCDA social gathering will take place 3/3/01 in Hinsdale, IL. Contact Hugh Ruthven at ph) 847/382-3020 (IL), YouAreAWinner@ earthlink.net . //The 2001 lineup for Haynes Classic Tours includes: Spring Classic on 3/ 25/01, Two Day Classic on 4/27-29/01, International Classic on 6/28-7/2/01, and Autumn Classic on 9/23/01. Ph) +44 (0)1963 440804 (UK), tours@haynes motormuseum.uk. The Las Vegas Region of the Porsche Club of America holds a Zone 8 March, 2001  Autocross and Concours in Las Vegas, 4/ 21-22/01. Contact Ed Pasini at Epas356@aol.com . 6/The 2nd Annual Homecoming at the Virginia International Raceway, 7/910/01, features the Gold Cup Historic Races for cars dated prior to 1974, a classic car show and a charity reception/ dinner in honor of Carroll Shelby. Contact Laura Comstock, VIR, ph) 804/822-7700 (VA), Bill Fishburne, ph) 828/274-9696 (NC), www.nostalgiaclassic.com for more information. 4/See the Pierce - Arrow Centennial Celebration at the Buffalo Transportation Museum in Buffalo, NY, 7/10-15/01. Contact Darlene Feinen, ph ) 713/853-0084 (NY). The Rolex Monterey Historics presented by Chrysler-Jeep, 8/17- 19/01, Laguna Seca Raceway, will hold 14 races. Bentley is this year's featured marque. Contact Doug Earle at djeisme@aol.com , www.montereyhistoric.com . On 9/23/01, the Seventh Annual Castle Hill Concours d'Elegance & Antique Car Show takes place at the Crane Estate, MA. Pre-1960 classic, vintage sport and race cars will be considered. Contact Castle Hill at 978/356-4351 (MA), www.castlehillconcours.com . Auctions On 3/26/01, Christie's offers a 1960 Maserati Tipo 60 Birdcage 2-Seater Sports-Racing Car, with an estimated worth of $1,180,000-$1,770,000, at the Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia auction at the Jack Barclay Showroom, London. Ph) (020) 7389 2664 (UK), www.christies.com . The Coys' Jaguar Legend Auction, 5/25-29/01, will occur in conjunction with the first annual Goys Historic Festival at the new Rockingham Motor Speedway. The 1955 Le Mans-winning D-type driven to victory by Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb will be auctioned. Ph) 0207 584 7444 (UK), sales@coys-of-kensington. co . u k, www. coys . co . u k //Keith McCormick's Palm Spring Exotic Car Auctions will be 11/17 - 18/01 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Contact Keith, ph) 760/320-3290, 760/ 320-2850 (CA), classicaution@msn.com , www.classic-carauction.com . News 4/The Hagerty Classic Insurance Web site, www.hagerty.com , allows users to receive immediate on - line quotes for classic vehicles for up to five vehicles with an on-line application form. Ph) 800/ 922-4050 (MI). 4/Jeremy Goodspeed, SCCA Concours d'Elegance judge, has opened an automobile preservation Web site, www.goodspeedmotoring.com . Contact Jeremy at jeremy@goodspeedmotor ing.com . 4/In a cross-country tour, ProTeam purchased a total of 47 Corvettes, putting its inventory well over the 200 mark, and ProTeam also added photos of every ProTeam Corvette for sale to its Web site, www. D rote a m -co rvette .com. Pontiac - GMC has developed a com- hearing, providing them with sign language interpreters, who are also trained specialists, at the 2001 Tour auto shows. Tours, lunch and a souvenir will be provided for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. Contact your local Pontiac-GM dealer for further information. Caribou Imports is now the US dis- munity outreach program for the deaf and hard - of - tributorfor RENOVO Products. RENOVO products provide care for convertible tops. Contact Ed Perlowsky, ph) 949/770-3136 (CA), www.renovo-usa.com . 4/Mercedes-Benz Museum is now available on the Internet. From the first car in 1886 to present-day models, get detailed information on the history of Mercedes-Benz online at www.mercedesbenz.com/classic. Transitions Francis H. Scott lost his fight with cancer on 9/4/00. "Scotty," who created the 1958 Retractable Corvette, devoted numerous years to GM and designed bikes for Berg Design, Inc., www.bergdesign.net . Overheard Park Place Ltd. of Bellevue, WA, will be making the first US delivery of the long-awaited Panoz Esperante, the new sports car from Panoz. Philip A. Tegtmeier is the newest addition to the Premier Financial Services sales team. Phil has over 40 years experience in automotive sales, leasing and management. 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Auction CALENDAR All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. MARCH Florida - March 3-4 KRUSE INT. - Ft. Lauderdale Florida - March 5 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London Switzerland -March 5 BONHAMS & BROOKS - Geneva Arkansas - March 9-10 KRUSE INT. - Hot Springs Florida - March 10 RM AUCTIONS - Amelia Island Illinois - March 16-17 MECUM - Grayslake Texas-March 16-18 KRUSE INT. - San Antonio England - March 17 H&H AUCTIONS - Cropredy Washington - March 17-18 SILVER - Seattle California - March 24 MECUM - Pleasanton Oregon - March 24 SILVER - Portland Florida - March 24-25 KRUSE INT. - Ft. Myers England - March 26 CHRISTIE'S - London California - March 31 MECUM - Del Mar APRIL California - April 6-8 SPECTRUM - Palm Springs Canada - April 6-8 RM AUCTIONS - Toronto Missouri - April 7 MECUM - Kansas City Louisiana - April 14-15 KRUSE INT. - Shreveport England - April 11 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Colorado - April 20-21 KRUSE INT. - Denver Iowa - April 21 MECUM - Des Moines Nevada - April 21-22 KRUSE/"THE AUCTION" - Las Vegas Michigan - April 27-29 RM AUCTIONS - Novi Missouri - April 27-29 KRUSE INT. - Branson Florida - April 28 MECUM - Orlando Indiana - April 28 MECUM - Indianapolis New York - April 28 CHRISTIE'S - Tarrytown MAY Indiana - May 4-6 KRUSE INT. - Auburn England - March 17 H&H AUCTIONS - Donington Michigan - May 19 MECUM - Berrien Springs Iowa-July 7 MECUM - Des Moines Montana - July 7 SILVER - Missoula Ohio-July 15 MECUM - Columbus Wisconsin - July 20-21 MECUM - Elkhart Lake Washington - July 21 MECUM - Puyallup England - July 25 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire AUGUST Nevada - August 2-5 SILVER - Reno, Hot August Nights Michigan - August 10-12 RM AUCTIONS - Auburn Hills, Meadow Brook You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. California - August 17-18 RM AUCTIONS - Monterey Indiana - August 18 MECUM - Valparaiso California - August 19 CHRISTIE'S - Pebble Beach California - August 25 MECUM - Pleasanton Illinois - May 25-27 MECUM - Belvidere England - May 27 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London JUNE Oklahoma - June 1-3 KRUSE INT. - Tulsa England - June 6 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire California - June 16 CHRISTIE'S - Los Angeles Minnesota - June 22-23 MECUM - St. Paul Illinois - June 22-24 MECUM - Bloomington Wyoming - June 30-July 1 SILVER - Jackson Hole JULY Indiana - August 30-September 3 KRUSE INT. - Auburn SEPTEMBER Idaho - September 1-2 SILVER - Sun Valley Connecticut - September 2 MECUM - Lime Rock New York - September 22 RM AUCTIONS - New York England - September 26 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire Texas - September 28 KRUSE INT. - San Antonio Iowa - September 29 MECUM - Des Moines OCTOBER England - October 10 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London Canada - October 19-21 RM AUCTIONS - Toronto Missouri - October 19-21 KRUSE INT. - Branson Indiana - October 20 MECUM - Indianapolis Michigan - October 26-28 RM AUCTIONS - Novi North Carolina - October 27 MECUM - Charlotte NOVEMBER Illinois - November 2-3 MECUM - Chicago Texas - November 16-18 KRUSE INT. - Dallas Arizona - November 17 MECUM - Scottsdale England - November 28 H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire DECEMBER Florida - December 1-2 KRUSE INT. - Sarasota Missouri - December 1-2 MECUM - Kansas City England - December 10 COYS OF KENSINGTON - London• No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com . tiontins (AWN 4...• (OW ri:= wszrz CIrriaty 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New Jersey 07503 800-631-7796 • In NI 973-742..2692 *FA 973-742-8369 10 For your FREE Auction listing in this directory, and information about display advertising information, please contact Scott Abts. 503/ 261-0555, fax 503/252-5854, email:artdir@sportscarmarket.com. SPORTS CAR MARKET The Complete Insider's Guide to Collecting Sports Car Market


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Sanctioned by the City of Palm Springs Mt/ Classic Car Averlioffiqi, April 6, 7 df 8, 2001 The 7th Annual Palms Springs Classic Car Auction will be conducted at the center of Downtown Palm Springs, in the Ballroom of the Palm Springs Marquis Hotel & Conference Resort. MARqc_JIS PALM SPR1NCS r7a Atoceete Palm S Csifit ts e April 7, 2001 Satyr ay The event begins in the middle of downtown Palm Springs on Palm Canyon Drive where an expected 400 Street Rods, Cruisers, Customs, Roadsters, Antiques, Sports Cars and Trucks line the Streets! Trophies and Judging presented in multiple categories! Enjoy rock n'roll music, radio remotes and continuous entertainment, an extensive vendors' area for automobile related memorabilia, parts and services and many special exhibits, displays...etc! Sunday April 8, 2001 The 7th Annual Palm Springs Concours d'Elegnance will be held at the beautiful and peaceful setting of The O'Donnell Golf Club located adjacent to Palm Canyon Drive in Downtown Palm Springs. The years of vehicles accepted for this event will be through 1979 with NO Replicas or Kit Cars being accepted. Official judging and trophy award will be presented in 18 different classifications OLD CA TRADER FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE EVENTS CALL (818) 255-0610 (760) 323-1057• (805) 966-6940• FAX (818) 255-0619 www.palmspringscarclassic.com • Email: info@palmspringscarclassic.com


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SHOWCASE Offering A Fine Selection Of Motor Driven Vehicles CLASSIC MANY CALIFORNIA CARS With over 25 Years experience with sports cars and classics, we offer excellence in knowledgeable buying-selling-restoring & locating specific vehicles for you. We stock many classics, original vehicles in good to superb condition, some vehicles are total showcars restored by us. World wide shipping arranged. If you have a classic for sale send photos and details we are cash buyers. Mr1(1NITH YOUR RENEWALS Comments 1MM Thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers. Possible tear-out full-page color collectable of the month, specs on reverse, suitable for framing, "fold-out" if you will.—Michael Kravitz, Foster, RI Don't be so hard on Morgans. Maybe do a profile on the new Morgan.—Harold Cox, West Linn, OR It is an excellent publication. I'd like to see more British. Stay as much with the 1950s, '60s and early '70s in your auction photos. Give two angles, not just one.—Joseph Cammarata, Huntington, NY Price Guides on more weird marques. Maybe just on-line, like Pegaso and others.—Donald Benson, Cupertino, CA Get rid of non-sports cars, i.e., 95% of American cars, motorcycles, trucks, boats, Rolls/Bentley etc., as per your title Sports Car Market. —John Wilcox, Chestertown, MD 1963 Jaguar XKE Roadster, excellent. American cars, muscle cars and Corvettes are definitely in the collector and special interest money bracket that helps to drive the market to keep a perspective view of the market place. We must acknowledge their importance, like them or not.—Daniel Grunwald, St. Charles, IL. Daniel, can you give John W above a call? Thanks.—ED. Please, no more Americans.—Garry Hoover, Raleigh, NC 1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2, excellent. An excellent magazine, I look forward to every issue.— Verlyn Smith, Porterville, CA My second year (of SCM) was even better than the first!—Tom Mc Keever, San Francisco, CA Keep up the good work. All of us in the trade are grateful for your efforts. It helps educate everybody, and that is a good thing.—Matthew De Garmo, Norwalk, CT More pictures and more expert advice on good, valuable, affordable cars, like the article about the Porsche SCs.—J. Curtis Fee, Chicago, IL 1982 Ferrari 400i, superb condition. Slightly longer descriptions, more pictures, more classics from 1925-1948.—Bill Longley, Atlanta, GA There are many pitfalls in owning a classic car. A good example is the badly flawed engineering in the R-R Silver Cloud early V8s. An unwitting enthusiast could quickly get into big money fixing one of these. How about a "Watch Out!" feature that singles out known problems in collector cars.—M. Pluck, Glendora, CA 1967 MGB GT, fully restored. Buy Locate Restore Sell CLASSIC SHOWCASE 913 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069 Located in San Diego County SHOWROOM (760) 747-3188 RESTORATION (760) 747-9947 FAX (760) 747-4021 Visit Us Online www.classicshowcase.com e-mail:management@classicshowcase.com Our full service restoration facility is located on our property. 12  More auction profiles.—Dennis Stefani, Great Falls, MT Eliminate smart-aleck remarks. When sale prices go contradictory to your opinion of a car's worth, keep your thoughts to yourself. Surprised praise for a beautiful "underdog" would be better.—Kent Martin, Alto, NM What happened to all the sarcasm?—David Cave, Napa, CA. Mr Martin, above, seems to be able to find it.—ED. Less coverage of older, antique stuff from the teens and '20s, unless they are truly sports cars. Less coverage of race cars, more coverage of affordable street cars.—Gerry Curley, Marlborough, MA Preserve the look, the attitude and the balance of your coverage. That way you'll still be my favorite car magazine. If you have to lose something, make it motorcycles, but I hope you don't have to lose anything.—Brian Morgan, Yardley, PA Include a roster of classic car web sites where we can find cars for sale.—Steven Ross, Palo Alto, CA It is great now. Please don't get into heavy weight and double-page ads. That makes it difficult to flip through. R&T is good, but that feature is irritating as hell.—J.C. Bennett, Los Angeles, CA Have articles on restoration and technical stuff—Martin Olsen, Orinda, CA To Keith and Cindy, I can't tell you what a wonderful publishing job you're doing, when I remember the Alfa Newsletter! Congratulations for a lot of talent and hard work. Thank you. —Dan McCarthy, Stuart, FL I believe SCM is great because Keith is very involved. Stay as involved as you can and delegate as little as possible. Give yourself a raise but keep working!—Richard L. Landeira, Boulder, CO Keep up the great work, your content is right on the market. Very helpful throughout, thanks again.—Jay Messick, Culver City, CA Could use a little more Viper/Corvette stuff.—Byron Matten, Oakbrook Terrace, IL More Alfa stuff, an excellent magazine. —James L. Scott, San Diego, CA More discussion of low-cost collectables: Lotus, Sunbeam, Marcos, TVR. Histories and information on these and similar marques would be great.—Steve Semeraro, San Diego, CA How can we make SCM better? By not blowing it! Stay away from the hype that consumes the others!—Ron Cook, Novato, CA I'm tired of getting single issues (newsstand) and I'm one of the last subscribers in my international-friend circle. I am subscribing for two years! Keep up your interesting reading, we enjoy it.—Paul Schouwenburg, The Netherlands I am a British sports car fan, an original tea-bagger from the '50s. Any American car bigger than a 1940 Ford coupe was a cementbreaker. Speaking of Fords, make the Mustangs disappear. They are not nor have they ever been a sports car. How do you corner a Mustang? You come screaming up on a corner, bring the beast to a complete stop, grab your toolbox and get out. After disassembly you carry it around the corner piece by piece, then reassemble and roar off to turn two.—John King, Libertyville, IL The only parts I skip each month are articles dealing with racing/autocross. I look forward to each issue. Best classic car publication I receive!—William Hockett, Spokane, WA Don't lose sight of those who buy $20K cars. Congrats on your efforts at the AROC convention and Leon Mandel's comments recently in Auto Week—Jay Maveety, Arden, NC If bull*%#* were music, you'd be a bass trombone. It's still fun even if the facts are a bit confused on occasion.—Robert Muis, Salem, OR More articles on how to buy your first exotic at an auction or dealer.—William F Newland, El Segundo, CA I've enjoyed the addition of color. Keep it up.—Van Svenson, Cohoes, NY More accurate auction reporting. Good mag, could become better.—Alex Dearborn, Sports Leicht Restorations, Topsfield, MA More motorcycles!—John Scharf, Seattle, WA This is by far the best magazine I get! Keep up the great work.—Brian Poulin, South Portland, ME Just about perfect the way it is. I love the artistic covers! How about covering some auto art?—Glenn Brueckmann, Williamsville, NY And thanks to all of you for your renewals and taking the time to send your thoughul comments.—Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer.• Sports Car Market


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 SCM's coverage of the Sotheby's motorcycle auction held September 16, 2000, in Chicago included a 1972 Harley-Davidson XRTT racer described by the auction catalog as having been ridden by Renzo Pasolini (December 2000 SCM, page 42). The motorcycle sold for $69,750, including commission. After the issue was published, we received the following letters: Dear SCM: Regarding the Sotheby's auction in Chicago, I think the XRTT was at best a questionable buy. There is only one Pasolini XRTT with factory documentation and this was not it. I've heard the story "Well, he must have had two," which does not jibe with what the ex-Harley race department guys I know say. There are a lot of XRTT creations out there now, and a lot of people being taken advantage of.—Bill Milburn, via e-mail Dear SCM: In regard to the authenticity of the so-called Pasolini bike auctioned at Sothebey's in Chicago, I am the owner of the original and only Pasolini bike. I have documentation from Harley-Davidson stating the fact. A letter dated March 1979 from Ken Thorpe at Harley-Davidson to Ted Pratt at Pratt's Vintage Motorcycle Co. in Marion, Mass., says, "Your XR750, purchased from us in Varese, certainly did belong to Renzo Pasolini and was raced by him at Imola in 1973 when the US HarleyDavidson Motorycle Team came to Italy." Ron Alexander, the builder of Harley XRTT race bikes for Nicholls Engineering, spoke with Bill Milburn, stating there was only one Pasolini bike. I have much more documentation, photographs, etc.—Michael lannuccilli, via e-mail Sotheby's response: Sotheby's' stands behind its offering of Lot 217, the 1972 Harley-Davidson Works XR-750, which sold on September 16, 2000. The history of the offered motorcycle is well-known and well-documented—not only by its former owner respected journalist Alan Cathcart, but also by Harley-Davidson Racing Department records. The bike was originally built by Harley-Davidson's internationally acclaimed factory tuner, Bill Werner for Bart Markel to race at Loudon, New Hampshire. Never used by Markel, Werner then made adaptations to the transmission and the bike was shipped to Renzo Pasolini in Italy in 1972. Prior to its sale last year, Sotheby's was provided with a copy of Bill 14  L You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Fax 5037252-5854, e-mail: mailsportscarmarket.com Werner 's Factory Works card from Harley-Davidson with serial numbers that match those on the offered bike. Additional documentation supporting the offered bike's authenticity and lineage can also be found in Cathcart's 1979 Classic Bike article entitled 'Harley 's Classic Twins" and in the 1997 Classic Racer piece, "Hogging the Hard Stuff: How Harley-Davidson Went Road Racing." Sotheby's has never refuted the existence of another bike(s) that may or may not have been made for or used by Pasolini. Our concern centered solely on the bike we offered for sale.—Larry Sirolli, Managing Director, Sotheby's Chicago Dear SCM: I'd say it's all your fault, but you really only have partial responsibility. You publish this nifty magazine for car collectors, which has so much useful info: great ads for neat stuff, legal advice, capsule histories of interesting autos, a value guide. If you didn't print a single auction report, you'd still put out a mag I'd read! But, of course, there is that vicarious thrill I get by reading results. Not that I need another car—I've got two in the garage already. And my friend Alex Voss (books4cars.com , if you don't mind an obvious plug for the Internet's best source for old repair manuals) knows I don't need another car. But he loaned me his copy of SCM every month. And then he gave me a trial subscription after he moved back to Seattle. So now I'm hooked (and this is why you are only partly responsible). I could add that I don't need another magazine subscription, too. But I'm going to pass on Car (not the magazine it was a decade ago, and increasingly snotty about American cars and America, too) this year. And their loss is your gain. Keep the mag coming, and keep giving us the needed encouragement to fire 'em up and drive them, often, so we don't start treating them like Ming vases.—Brennan Holland, Royal Oak, MI Dear SCM: I thought you might be interested in the story of my '67 E-type coupe. I bought the car about 7 years ago. It was a rust-free (really), matching-numbers California car with bad paint and interior, and I basically spent five years restoring it to a Pebble Beach standard. It was a truly beautiful car in BRG and tan. So what's the problem? This car was too nice to drive. Whenever I took it out, every thought was not about the great time I was having but rather what danger lurked around the next corner. I don't have to tell you that the line between perfection and a driver is often only a few miles and a few dings. I showed the car at the Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance and won a first in class. I got my blue ribbon and a silver bowl and a picture with a pretty blond. Mission accomplished. So what now.. .wait for the car to slowly sink to its real value or try to get out at the top? Knowing that the coupes rarely sell in the $30Ks I put an ad in the December Hemmings for $42.5K. Aim high. I got one offer. The car sold at the asking price with no discussions. What's the lesson here? Quality sells. I knew this going in and luckily found the right buyer. Do I have any regrets? Not really. This was better than watching the car slowly decline in condition and value. I actually made about $5K over my costs. My labor... priceless. The knowledge I now have about these cars was one of my goals and cannot be gained in any other way.—Pete Willetts, Monarch Bay, CA In response: As Tom Murray said in Car Collector, May 1981, "You can have some fun with a number one... but a three will set you free."—John Apen, Stone Mountain, GA Dear SCM: I noted with interest the sale of the "Prince Michael of Romania" Jaguar in the January issue (page 57). I spotted this particular car immediately due to its unusual front fenders. About a year ago, I was given photos of this Jaguar and a brief written account of its history by a neighbor, who is the daughter of the engineer who cared for the cars of King Mihai (Michael) prior to the Communist takeover of Romania. She explained that this was Mihai's favorite car. It was quite a surprise to me, and certainly to her, to see the car surface. We would like to contact the purchaser in order to offer a personal perspective on this historic Jaguar. Are you able to provide an address and contact person at Coys? —John Darack, Wayland, MA Coys of Kensington, London, England, phone (011) 44-20 7584-7444, fax (011) 44-207-5842733.—ED. Dear SCM: For years now, I've been suffering Keith Martin's misuse of the colloquial English term "over." The term was brought into service to describe two-tone paint jobs. Thus, a car described as "sand over sable" had a sand top and sable bottom. Or in fancier schemes, a sand top, hood and trunk, and sable fenders and doors. Over does not properly describe exterior and interior as it is used by Keith. "Red over tan" as he uses it does not properly describe a car with a red exterior and tan interior. Please gently inform this otherwise informed gentleman of the error in his ways.—Dave Pearson, Keystone Computer Dave, while we appreciate your comments, we view the English language as constantly evolving. "Red over tan" is usage consistent with the terms used by the trade to indicate a car painted red with a tan interior and is certainly more elegant than "Red with tan guts."—ED. Dear SCM: I've been a sub- scriber of SCM for several years and look forward to every issue, especially the auction reports. They are informative and fun to read. In the January 2001 issue, your comments on Lot #126 - 1994 Acura NSX 2-door Coupe on page 49 reported, "A very competent sports car that needs only the touch of Pininfarina and the competition heritage of Ferrari to be the best 328 ever built. But without the style and history, it's just a rice-burner that doesn't get any bragging rights anywhere." Two years ago, I was on my seventh Porsche and was ready for a change. I'd always wanted a Ferrari and looked to the 328. I drove one and was debating the purchase with a highly respected local mechanic who works exclusively on exotics. I was informed that the 328 was as reliable as Ferraris get, but I should be prepared for the considerable costs of frequent, routine maintenance. So, after calculating the expense of owning a piece of "competition heritage," I purchased my first "rice-burner." Even though "bragging rights" may belong to the Ferrari owners. I have been thoroughly delighted with my NSX, and believe it to be a better car than the 328 in many regards. Its performance and reliability speak for themselves. I could jump into my NSX today and drive cross-country with total confidence in the dependability of my car. I doubt whether that would be the case with a Ferrari. Two years ago the two cars sold for approximately the same money, just as they do today. I understand that your reviews concentrate on the marketability/ collectibility of cars, but I think the NSX merits a closer look on your part. But, of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, just as a car's value depends on who's bidding.—Alan Turner, McRae, GA• Sports Car Market


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Chequered Flag International 4128 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90202 310-827-8665 Fax: 310-821-1272 http://www.chequeredflag.com Alvis 1953 TD 21 DHC. Mocha/brown, 4-speed, LHD, exceptionally nice. $23,900. BMW 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL. Black/black, auto, 2 tops, very pretty. $16,900. 1991 3251 convertible. Black/tan. Great car. $7,900. Bentley 1990 Eight. Black/tan. 67,000 miles, perfect! $38,500. Chevrolet 1956 Bel Air convertible. 6-cyl, 3-speed, red, not rusty! $23,500. 1969 El Camino SS 396. Green/ tan, A/C, #s match, 350 hp $16,900. 1970 Corvette Roadster. Blue/blue, auto, new interior and paint. $18,500. 1971 Camaro Pro Street, 327 V8, turquoise/black, $26,500. 1972 Corvette coupe. Gold/black leather, auto, super original and nice. $17,500. Chrysler 1949 Town & Country cony. Green/green, 1 owner, original paint. $59,000. 1963 Jaguar E-type 3.8 Roadster. Black/red, new chrome, 80,000 miles, very original. $29,500. 1950 Town & Country coupe. Green/green, 1,800 miles since restoration. Mint. $59,000. Daimler 1967 V8 Sedan. 70,000 miles. Blue, C/VV/W, zero rust. $15,000 DeLorean 1981. Stainless/gray. 5-speed, 7,500 miles. $18,500. Fiat 1969 Chevrolet Camaro 396 RS/SS Convertible. Black/black, auto, numbers match. 1973 124 Spider. Green/tan, new interior, great car. $5,500. Ginetta 1964 G4. Red. Ford 1600 Cross-Flow, very original. $19,500. Jaguar 1967 E-type Coupe. White/black, restored. $23,000 1969 E-type Roadster. Primrose/ black, restored, lovely $34,900. 1974 E-Type V12 Roadster. Sable/ tan, 4-speed, NC, C/W/W, $27,500. Land Rover 1994 Range Rover LWB. Green/tan, 100K miles,very clean. $12,900. 1996 Range Rover 4.0. Black/tan 79,000 miles, brush bar, great value. $22,500. 1965 Volkswagen Bug Convertible. Red/gray, black top. Mint, restored example. $14,900. 1 - 1  Lotus 1985 Esprit Turbo. Dark gray/gray, low miles, fun car. $14,500. Mercedes -Benz 1962 190 SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops, good example. $22,500. 1963 190 sedan. Gray/gray, $25,000 in restoration. Unique. $9,500 1966 250 SE coupe. Plum/tan, auto, new motor, sunroof, NC. $7,500. 1987 560 SL. Silver gray/gray, 100K miles, chromes, $13,000 in recepts, $15,900. 1987 560 SEL. Dark blue/gray, 137K miles, very strong and straight. $8,500. 1995 SL320. Black/black. $29,500. MG 1952 TD replica. Yellow/black, 4-cyl. Chevy, factory built, neat. 1961MGA. Red/black, wire wheels, black plates, original. $13,500 1968 MGB. Black/black leather, great car, good value. $8,500. 1977 Midget. Green/black. 35,000 miles. Great fun car. $4,900. Modena 1990 250 California Spider replica. White/tan, 5.0, auto, 5,000 miles. $35,000. Oldsmobile 1962 Cutlass F85 convertible. Red/red, V8, restored, black plates. $7,500. 1964 98 convertible. White/blue, restored, black plates, lovely. $13,000. Pontiac 1957 Safari Wagon. Perfect, restored. $35,000. 1986 Fiero. Gold/tan, electric car built for Disney's CEO. $7,500. Porsche 1964 356B Super Cabriolet. White/ blue leather, new top and int. $35,000. Triumph 1971 TR6. Yellow/black, excellent original paint, overdrive, no rust. $10,500. Volkswagen 1964 21 Window Bus. Black & white, just restored, fantastic. $14,000.


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The Wrenching TRUTH  1141 by Bill Neill apa Valley Restorations has a system. They specialize in MGs, and have restored dozens of them. They know exactly what they will be looking at when they finish disman- tling an MG, and can even predict, accurately enough, exactly which parts will be rusted. They believe that having a methodic approach to the restoration process saves time and money, and ultimately results in a better product. The company was formed six years ago by the merger of separate MG shops owned by the two current partners, Martin Hveem and Jerry Redman. At the time we called, Napa Valley had five full restorations going on, and two partial ones. (They also do repair and maintenance work.) Other cars besides MGs find their way to the shop, including AustinHealeys, Triumphs, and Porsche 356s. Hveem only restores open 356s—roadsters, Convertible Ds and Speedsters—because he knows them best. "I've done enough of them to know the routine, what to watch for, how to take them apart and put them back together efficiently and properly." "These people are perfectionists and they do excellent work," said Willis Andersen, who lives near Santa Rosa. Napa Valley restored his 1947 MG-TC, which was Andersen's third TC restora- screws as original, even if you can't see them." Of course, if an owner has enough sentimental interest, he may spend a ton of money on a car with very little dollar value. For example, Napa Valley did a $25,000 restoration on a 1968 MGB-GT coupe, which was worth $10,000 finished. The customer restored it for his son, who had owned it for thirty years. The coupe had deteriorated over time. Rust reached halfway up the doors, which required a lot of expensive metal work after the paint had been stripped. All rocker panels were replaced, along with the bottoms of the fenders and the floors. Financially, the car should have been sent to the crusher, and a more solid example restored, but it's not always common sense that wins out when it comes to old cars. refused. Finally, he gave in and told the customer to bring it by. What showed up was the most incomplete car he had ever seen, Porsche, MG or otherwise. "It was just a painted body," Hveem said. "The only nuts and bolts on it were the ones holding the doors, trunk and hood on." The Speedster had no wheels or transmission. The trim, interior, gauges, gas tank and wiring were all missing. The engine and suspension were present, accompanied by several boxes of parts. It took Hveem three years to assemble the rest of the parts necessary to complete it. What made this particular car so important? In 1956, when the customer was in high school, his father bought a year-old Speedster for him and his brother. Two years later, the car was sold when the brothers went to college. After thirty years went by, one of the brothers found a beatup Speedster in an Arizona junkyard. He reached his hand into the fender well and found a mark he remembered caused by tire chains. Checking the hulk's serial number verified that it was the exact car the two brothers had owned decades before. A ground-up project like this one requires baskets of money. The Porsche restoration cost $45,000, even though body and paint work had already been completed. Left to right: Jerry Redman, and Chad Wood. tion. "My car was in very bad shape when I bought it, but pretty much complete," he said. "Their attention to detail really showed in the finished product." Hveem is presently engaged in a groundup restoration of an Austin-Healey 100M. "I like early Healeys," he said, "especially the way they are put together and their power-toweight ratio. There's a lot of room in them." Hveem's daily driver is a '59 Bugeye Sprite, so that comment is relative. He got the Sprite back from his ex-wife nine years after they divorced. "We had no children, just sports cars," he said. Hveem finds that many MG owners are not as concerned as he is about originality, compared to Porsche owners. But he sticks to his formula. "I do everything to factory specs," Hveem said. "I don't use cad-plated bolts if the car didn't have them. We use the same 16  Owners  Location  Shop  Martin Hveem, Kim Doda, Gene Barker Behind them is an MG-TC . Number of staff  Number of bays  Years in operation  Hourly rate  Specialty  Phone  E-mail  Web site  Recommended by  Napa Valley Automobile Restorations Martin Hveem, Jerry Redman Napa, California 6 10 6 $55 for restoration/$65 for repair British cars, Porsche 356s 707/259-1336 nvar@napanet.net www.nvmgs.com SCM subscriber Willis Andersen, Jr. The memories of good times past can exert a strong pull on the heartstrings, which in turn tug on the purse strings. The most challenging car Napa Valley Restorations ever did was a 1955 Porsche pre-A Speedster. For years the owner had urged Hveem to take it on, and for years Hveem Basket cases are nothing new to Napa Valley Restorations, though. Many MGs wind up in this condition, disassembled by their enthusiast owners, who dream of a do-it-yourself restoration. Half the restorations Napa Valley does are projects that guys started but couldn't finish. Before a restoration begins, Hveem tells customers up front they could buy a turn-key car that had been sorted out and spend a third less. For example, they could spend $40K or $45K to restore an MG-TC or they could buy a beautiful finished one for $20 to $25K. "They say, thanks for telling me, but let's go ahead with the restoration," Hveem said. The best part is when a customer comes in to see his newly restored car, admires where all the money went, and then drives it home. "It's nice when the customer can come here, turn the key and drive away," said Hveem. "We've helped them bring their dreams to life.". Sports Car Market  )  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. Napa Valley Automobile Restorations


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Restoration - Service Sales - Automobilia Memorabilia - Gift Shop CIJIEDcr Mt RES ■1 * www.guildclassiccars.com Hours: Mon - Fri: 9:30 -5:00 Sat: 9:30 - 3:00 "No Sir, we don't remember you asking for all original parts on your '56 Dodge." Do you remember when the shop you took your '56 Dodge to asked if you wanted Concours and you answered, "No, just a nice driver."? Do you feel that after spending a King's ransom to restore it that perhaps the shop may have taken one or two shortcuts too many? Perhaps used the odd non-original part? We understand the difference between Concours and nice driver but, when you are done, your car should still look as if it could win a Concours de'Elegance even if you intend to use it everyday. The Guild is one of the largest restoration shops in North America and while we may be sitting here in Canada rather than in California, the expertise and professionalism that we bring to the art of restoration meets or exceeds anything that you will find anywhere else in the world. Of course the Canadian dollar means that you get a great discount on every job we do for you. Mind you, it wouldn't matter if the two dollars were at par, the job you get in our shop is still going to be the best value you can get while pursuing your hobby. Old cars are a disease that is often expensive, and for exactly that reason you should make damned sure that if you're going to throw a ton of money into a car whose name doesn't even ring a bell with ninety percent of the population, you should at least just spend it once for the right job. If you want to take your Talbot to Concours, we can do that, but if you just want a decent driver done correctly, we understand. Oh, and by the way, we will use the right parts for your car, on your car. The Guild of Automotive Restorers PO Box 1150, 44 Bridge St., Bradford, ON L3Z 2B5 Canada Tel: (905)775-0499 Fax: (905) 775-0944


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Ask Mr. Kerb by Michael Duffey Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e-mail: mrkerb@compuserve.com, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. Automatically Sporty Dear Mr. Kerb: I am agonizing over the fate of a recently laid-up '74 Triumph TR-6. I bought it three years ago, knowing it had passed from exhibiting the patina of age and use to a condition more correctly identified as 'fright pig." Still, it fit my desire for a starter car that I could tinker with, drive regularly and not be totally embarrassed to be seen in, as its appearance was quite respectable. I figured that I could fix what it needed and use it for about five years before having to do a full frame-up job. Unfortunately, rust from the inside out has rendered the car unsafe. So, do I sink $20K$25K into a complete restoration to produce a car that, in my neck of the woods, would fetch $ISK? In three years I've accumulated a treasury of memories, from piling all three of my sister's kids in to go to the local Dairy Queen, to autocrossing with Porsches at Utica. Besides, it's my first collector car and is the model I lusted for in college. My acquaintances have been of no help. The women are all for the restoration and the men are all too ready to accompany me and my checkbook to the next big auction. The owner of the restoration shop wants to talk to me quite badly as his daughter is going away to college next year At any rate, he can't take the car until spring, so I'll have the winter to ruminate. Maybe I'll just chuck the whole hobby and go back to horses.—Doug Blakeley, Libertyville, IL Dear Mr. B: We all probably know what the solution to your current problem is and it won't sting too much because you've probably used the car more during the last three years than its previous owners did during its first 20. Still, you have this nostalgia about the car. I can only guess that you went to school where the weather was always great and there were plenty of parking spots on steep hills where all of the Jags, Healeys and MGs could get a good rolling start in the morning. I am asked this type of "should I or shouldn't I" question often enough for my wife to comment, "Is that all anyone ever asks you?" Of course, she doesn't read my column enough to see questions like, "I have $35,000 and want to buy a 308." Anyway, I have been down that bumpy road where the parts bills exceed the restoration budget and the bodywork has more air and Bondo under the paint than sheet metal. 8  What to do? Here's where a little psychology comes in: find an unrusted TR-6 in the same color as your car. Ideally it should be in about #2 condition. It may need a few things like new upholstery or a refinished fascia. Take the seats and steering wheel from your old car, along with whatever other trim bits need restoring. Have them restored and install them in your new TR. This way, the seats and the steering wheel, two parts that you have more intimate contact with than all of the rest of the car, are still with you. Meanwhile, you have slipped a better car underneath them when they weren't looking. This solution gets laughs from the folks who don't care and who would dump the old car and buy a restored one for a fraction of the restoration bills. You could be one of those guys and do just that. However, if you feel attached to your car, my suggestion allows you to have your old car (with memories attached), and to keep a parts car just in case. If your new TR needs other small parts, your first car will contribute even more memories to your new car; maybe you can nickname it "Number Two." Dear Mr. Kerb: I am shopping around for a sporty GT car with an automatic transmission. It doesn't have to be a two-seater but needs to be a "driver" that's not too boring and can be driven by a guy who, despite a hip replacement, still wants something interesting for occasional use. What are my options? Do you have any favorites?—L. T, Laurel, MD Dear Mr. T: For a few minutes all that came to mind were the Ferrari 400i and the Maserati Ghibli. Going a little deeper into your problem, there is a wide variety of cars with two pedals and they aren't exclusively from the last two decades. If '50s cars are your poison, Jaguar offered auto- matics all the way back to the XK 140. The six-cylinder XK engine has a fairly flat torque curve, something that makes the car a decent performer when fitted with what is really a three-speed gearbox. If you prefer a more exotic British car, the Aston Martin DB5s and 6s have similar torque characteristics to the Jags. Like the Jaguars, they are much less expensive when fitted with "slushboxes." Furthermore, you may well be the only guy out there who wants an automatic Aston, so bargain hard. Certainly, don't start the conversation with, "I've been looking for an automatic DB6 just like this for years." Possibilities from the '60s and '70s include the Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 (I have only heard of a few with automatics), Mercedes-Benz 230, 250 and 280SL, Jensen Interceptor, Volvo P1800 and Jaguar XKE Series II and III. Stateside, the Cor- vette has been available as an automatic since the beginning in 1953 and the 1955-57 Thunderbirds come to mind as well. However, the definition of sportiness is really getting stretch marks when we start to go this far afield. It is easier to narrow the choices when I think about which cars I wouldn't mind owning. Only a few make it this far. On the top of my list is the Ghibli. Here is a car that doesn't really lose that much when you don't have a fivespeed. It has strong performance, nice brakes and a roomy interior, even for large drivers. Second is the Mercedes-Benz 280SL. The M-B four-speed manual isn't a very slick gearbox. Although its performance is a bit better than what the "auto" offers, somehow the automatic makes the car a great, effortless driver. Just make sure you have another car for long trips. The 280 is too noisy for extended drives, though keeping the top down helps. The dark horse in this race is the Porsche 928. When I worked for BBS wheels, we set up several 928s for local dealers and they never failed to impress me with their smooth power delivery and excellent fit and finish. The cars have never been in favor with the collector crowd and their limited value might make it hard to find one that has been maintained and not simply repaired. Still, it's worth a test drive if you can find a nice one. Maserati Ghibli: A classic with an automatic. Dear Mr. Kerb: I just sold my last sports car (a Porsche 356). Although I enjoy having a little more room in the garage, I am looking around for something simple and affordable to take up space in the garage once again. I don't need advice on what to buy. My problem is what to do when it comes time to sell the next car I had a terrible experience with the 356. 1 sent out probably $100 worth of photos and even stayed home a few weekends when alleged serious buyers were coming over to the house to buy the car. They never showed! Sports Car Market


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It might seem silly to ask at this point, but I know I will sell the "new" car one day and I don't want a repeat of the Porsche experience. I owned it for 20 years so I am out of the loop when it comes to 21st century car sales. What works? Is the Internet any good? Auctions? —R.D., San Diego, CA Dear Mr. D: Car buyers' (and sellers') etiquette hasn't been dealt with much. It could stand some improvement, in my opinion. There are no written rules, but basic behavior should include these principles: I. Return photos or offer to pay for them. 2. If you have arranged to see the car on a certain day, you are obliged to show up or call as soon as possible if you have to cancel. Sellers also have certain responsibilities. Many would-be buyers have traveled miles to see cars that bore no resemblance to the description in the ad—supposed "original cars" that weren't and "roadsters" that turned out to be dropheads. This explains why photos are so important, just to make sure we are all "on the same page." Also, as a seller, you should be prepared to have your car inspected at a shop by a potential buyer—but only if he has given a credit card to the shop to pay for it up front. Now, to your current situation. You have met the photo collectors and the "serious" buyers who promise to come to your house but never appear. Despite this inconvenience, your car got sold. This proves that there are a few real buyers out there. But how do you protect yourself from the "T.W.s" (time wasters)? First possibility is to insulate yourself from the buying public outright. This usually means consignment. Yes, you still have to choose a used-car dealer and even if the car doesn't sell, they will not work for free. They send out the photos and deal with the T.W.s for a fee. If it is worth it to you to pay the fee and the commission, this is the easiest way to go. I would look at a few consignment lots before choosing one. I always prefer the ones that keep their inventory parked indoors. Auctions don't offer much insulation from buyers during the actual event—to get top dollar you should be on hand to answer questions about your car. But the transaction period is very short and all spelled-out in advance. You know the entry fee, the seller's premium and all the rest. There is no guarantee that your car will sell, but the auction companies are pretty good at consigning cars that will sell and not just take up space because the reserve is set too high. You have the built-in costs of car transportation, hotel room, etc. Given that not all of us live in Scottsdale, Auburn or Monterey, these costs must be factored in when considering the viability of an auction sale. The Internet is still a bit new to call as an absolute winner or loser. At this point, I have heard stories about very high sale prices as well as car deals that are as bad as any that can happen to a seller with an ad in his local paper. Certainly, if I were to put my car in an Internet auction, I would very clearly spell out how the buyer had to perform, i.e., "$500 cashier's check to be received within 72 hours of close of auction, balance due in one week or less." The old-fashioned newspaper ad and the Auto Trader are still viable. If you live in a large metropolitan area, you may be surprised at the number of qualified buyers that look at your car. If it is priced right for its condition, it will sell. If it hasn't sold after a few months, either how much you are asking, how you are describing the car or both are wrong. If you are a regular enthusiast, owning a car is more interesting than going through the effort it can take to sell it. Worse, by the time it comes to sell a car, one of two things generally happens. Either you fall in love with another car, and out of love with your current one (you cad), or you become so fed up with your current car and you just want to see it leave your life before something else stupid and expensive breaks. However, given that you owned your 356 for 20 years, it appears that when you fall in love (with a car, anyway), you have a history of long-term fidelity. This means you won't have to endure the agony of forced separation, I mean selling your car, very often.• BIKE BUYS 1969 Honda CB750 Sand Cast T his is the bike that changed the world. In 1969, four-cylinder engines, front disc brakes and five-speed transmissions had been available on race bikes for years. The CB750 took a revolutionary step and put them on a massproduced, attractively priced motorcycle. All this and traditional Japanese quality meant no oil leaks, a reliable electrical system and easy electric starting. (A kickstart lever came standard, just in case.) It's no wonder the CB750 sold so well and remained in the Honda line, with some changes, until 1978. The CB750 helped torpedo the British motorcycle industry, which could not compete on power, features, reliability or price. It took three years for any manufacturer to produce a comparable bike, Kawasaki's 900-cc Z 1 introduced in 1973. With a 4.7-gallon gas tank, an upright riding position, and a relatively comfortable two-passenger seat, you could easily tour on the CB750. Early '69-70 seats had a small ducktail on the back, which March, 2001  cast aluminum alloy engine cases. The texture is rough and pebbly. Later models (after serial number CB7501007414) had die-cast cases, and their surface is as smooth as the valve cover. All these engines were painted silver. Even though the frame and engine number may fall in the sandcast range, the engine may not be sand cast. If sand-cast cases broke, Honda dealers were supposed to substitute blank diecast cases and stamp in the old number. 71:. Only 428 miles on this candy ruby red, sand cast CB750. was later replaced with a flat seat. Honda claimed 67 horsepower (at the crank) and a top speed of 125 mph. Dick Mann rode a race version called the CR750 to first place at Daytona in 1970. Despite its accomplishments, the CB750 was not perfect. Its handling was merely adequate and the CB750's drive chain occasionally broke, destroying the engine case—one reason early cases are hard to find. Today collectors seek out the first 7,414 CB750s produced, which can be distinguished by their sand- Honda designated the 1971 CB750 as the Kl. Succeeding versions were K2, K3 and so on up to K5. Nowadays collectors sometimes call pre-Kl bikes as KO, even though Honda never referred to them as such. A few parts to fit CB750s are available from Honda dealers, such as exhaust pipes and some engine components. Honda has reproduced some parts, but they often don't look the same as the originals. For instance, the original socalled "wrinkle" gas tank had ridges that ran the length of the tank just under the cap. Repops don't. Original plastic side covers, steel gas tanks and chrome fenders are obtainable only second-hand. The same is true of the marginal rear shock absorbers, which were often changed to S&Ws or Konis. Vic World at World Motorcycles in California is currently restoring a batch of sand-cast CB750s. He plans to charge about $18-$20,000 for each one, and there is a 12-month waiting list. For the individual owner, restoring a beater can be an expensive exercise. But if you find a clean, complete '69 CB750, it should be a breeze to own. It's modern enough to be reliable, and old enough to be simple. No computer module, no radiator, no plastic bodywork. Just four cylinders that started a revolution in motorcycling.—Bill Neill• Year produced  Colors  1969 Number produced  Engine  Transmission  Weight  Price new  Value today  Frame #  Engine #  (with sand-cast engines) candy ruby red, candy blue-green 7,414 (Apr.-Sept.) 736 cc four-cylinder in-line four 5-speed, $5,000-$7,000 On steering head On top of engine case, below carb on left side Web site . worldmotorcycles.com Perfect CB750 owner Prefers a classic bike that actually runs, rather than one that never starts. Rating ***** is best Fun to ride  Ease of maintenance  Appreciation potential  frA 19 left foot shift 525 lbs. (wet) $1,400


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Times the Money by Carl Bomstead Auction: RM Auctions Inc., Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona Date: January 19, 2001 Estimate: $2,500-$3,000 Sale Price: $4,485, including commission H ood ornaments, often referred to as mascots, have been appearing at major auctions in ever-increasing numbers. It is rumored that several large collections will be offered in the coming months as long-term collectors start thinking ofan exit strategy for their collections. Will the increasing supply of high-end pieces coming to the market mean lower prices? The answer seems to be "not yet." However, if supply starts exceeding demand (as some knowledgeable sources have suggested will occur this year), we should see prices soften. Bonhams & Brooks offered several hun- Object: Icarus mascot for Bentley, designed by Gordon Crosby—Lot #28 Almost Four otobili dred mascots at their London auction, December 2-4, 2000. More than 100 unsold pieces were returned to one consignor alone as he stuck with his reserve prices. On the other hand, RM Auctions, as a prelude to their Arizona Biltmore auction in January, offered a selection of 59 pieces that resulted in a sale rate of nearly 80%. One conclusion that could be reached from these two auctions is that the bidding wanes when more than 100 pieces are presented. This, in turn, suggests that the best buys might come at auctions with large numbers of automobilia lots, especially if they are entered at no reserve. Brooks USA, at their Quail Lodge auction held August 19th, 2000, sold an Icarus mascot that had been estimated at $1,500-$2,500 for $1,265. RM, on the other hand, sold an Icarus mascot The chrome-plated female Icarus. at their recent auction in Phoenix for $4,485— almost four times the money. Does this indicate that one person paid too much or that the other got a tremendous bargain? Neither. Each paid a reasonable price for the piece they purchased. The piece sold by Brooks USA was copied from the Collin George-designed monument to Santos Dumont, a famous Brazilian flyer, and was used by the French firm Farman as a mascot on the luxury automobiles they produced in the 1920s. They only produced 120 cars before failing at the beginning of the Depression, but a far greater number of their hood ornaments are in circulation. The mascot was also offered as an accessory hood ornament by the Finnigans Department Store in London and these are marked "Finnigans—London." Regardless of the markings, they consistently sell in the $1,200-$1,500 range. The piece shown here was designed and signed by the famous automotive artist F. Gordon Crosby. Very similar in appearance to the piece designed by Collin George, the Crosby design was created for Bentley and was utilized prior to the advent of the famed winged B. The rarity of the piece, coupled with the fact that it was designed by a noted artist for use by Bentley Motorcars, justifies the large premium and proves that nearly four times the money for pieces that appear to be quite similar can, in fact, be a reasonable buy. After all, when a Ferrari 275 GTB/C SN makes four times what a standard two-cam does, no one even looks surprised.• USAppraisal MONTHLY MYSTERY PHOTO Response Deadline April 1, 2001 www.sportscarmarketcom Get free collector car prices on-line. 30,000 auction reports, photos, descriptions and reviews. Subscribe on-line and receive 12 issues of Sports Car Market delivered to your door Guide, for a special introductory price of only $3800 . 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. 20  The Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide: From Ferraris to Porsches to Corvettes to Jaguars to muscle cars and more—over 1,500 accurate, up-to- date prices, plus future predictions, year-to-date percentage changes, car evaluation forms and much, much more... a $14" Sports Car Market with a free SCM Pocket Price


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Market Review at Buyer's Guide La rivista del velocissimo e del bellissirno ANONIMA TOMBAROA FABBRICA AUTOMOBIll Tip° Lo  MIN MILANO MIM N 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Chassis number: 375514 A fter World War II Alfa Romeo could no longer afford to produce purely the bespoke motor cars that had made the marque famous on both road and track. It was not until 1954 that Alfa found its savior in the Giulietta Sprint, Nuccio Bertone being commissioned to design this small coupe just weeks before its debut at the Turin Show. The resultant shape pleased the eye from any angle, but Bertone's styling for the convertible model was less appealing and the design was passed to Pinin Farina; using a chassis seven inches shorter than the Bertone coupe, the Spider was equally graceful. The initial 750 Series Giulietta chassis featured independent front suspension with a coil-sprung live rear axle and drum brakes all round. The engine, like the suspension, owed much to Alfa's racing experience, hence the ability of the twin-cam four cylinder to produce 65 bhp from just 1290 cc. Major changes appeared in 1959 with the 101 Series. Though outwardly similar, the 1290 cc engine was strengthened while the bodies received minor detail alterations. The final change came in 1962 when the renamed Giulia models appeared with five-speed gearboxes and a 92-bhp, 1570 cc version of the twin-cam engine. This smart Giulia Spider has been prepared for competition and features modified suspension and brakes to provide a firmer ride and more effective stopping capabilities. The car is believed to have resided in Italy from new and now carries FIA papers allowing it to compete in such events as the Coppa d' Italia in which the vendor informs us the car has recently competed. It has a strong engine which we are reliably informed produces in the region of 110 bhp. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Finished in red and white, this exciting racing car should provide an effective and enjoyable entry into historic motorsport. This car sold at Coys ' True Greats auction held December 11, 2000 at the Business Design Center in London for $8,508, including buyer 's premium. Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  Web site  Alternatives  Sometimes the key to understanding auction catalog descriptions is not in what they say, but what they don't say. For example, the reference to "modified suspension and brakes to produce a firmer ride" and to an engine that "we are reliably informed produces in the region of 110 bhp" really means, "We are told this is a race car, but who knows?" Nonetheless, a race car purchased at auction can often be a good buy. In this case, the race preparation alone probably equaled the selling price, thereby making the car free. Why was the car thrown into the deal for nothing? Because auctions pander primarily to three groups—highend ultra-exotic buyers, shiny chrome groupies, and tightwad bottom March, 2001  feeders. Series production cars fitted out to FIA race specs don't appeal to any of these audiences. This "right product in the wrong sales environment" can lead to good deals if you know what you are doing and if the car is properly inspected. AROC, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 www.aroc-usa.org Triumph TR3, Porsche 911S Targa, MGB Mk I This Alfa Spider adds an interesting twist to our analysis. Spiders are viewed in Europe as touring cars. In the US, with a tip of the hat to Max Hoffman, they are viewed as sports cars. In fact, the Europeans have it right. The Alfa Giulietta/Giulia made its name as a coupe, not as a Spider. (See Alfa Romeo Giulietta da Corsa, Hughes & da Prato, Haynes Publishing, Great Britain, 1989.) Except for Consalvo Sanesi's Spider in the 1956 Mille Miglia, all ofAlfa's factory racing cars (such as the ST< SVZ SS, SZ TZ and GTA) were closed cars. The same is true for Ferrari (250 series through GTO) and Porsche (356 through 910). In today's Euro historic racing world, however, organizers are looking for a varied mix of cars in each grid. Who wants to look at 36 real and/or fake Shelby Mustangs filling up a Tour Auto grid? In Europe, Alfa racing Spiders are uncommon. Thus, for many events over here, a Spider may be more likely to be accepted than a GTA. Further, an Alfa Spider like the one described here should qualify for the highly competitive, not to mention fun, Giulietta/Giulia historic race series—a case in which the organizers do want to see a grid full of the same types of cars. 1962-65 9,250 $3,375 (in Italy) $12,000-$16,500 $200 $50 Bulkhead Intake side of engine Ifyou know what you are doing, a properly prepared race car can be a very good buy at auction. This is especially true if before you bid, you factor in the cost of the engine, transmission and suspension rebuild you will probably have to go through before you are satisfied with the car 's performance. After all, what you are really buying is a racing shell that hopefully has a lot of safety and go-fast parts bolted on to it. If the car here was prepared, even minimally, to a decent standard and had been raced enough to begin the sorting-out process, then this competitive and easy-to-maintain Spider was a good buy—Giuseppe Tomasetti (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• 21


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FAX 206-4676532 WA 58 Giulietta 750, red, 1300cc, 43,503 mi, 100% original, exc running cond, garage kept, this Spider model increasingly rare $16,500 highest offer, brother joes@aol.com, . 59 SPRINT COUPE, red, runs perfectly, beautiful cosmetics and interior, correct car w/5-spd, did CA Mille Miglia Oct 2000 $16,000. Dick Gale, 415-693-6079 office. 415-346-7859 home. CA AR1012000239, complete bare metal restoration; no rust or bondo, New chrome. Rosso Rubino with new gray leather w/piping . New Pirellis. New rubber hoses, window & door seals. New suspension bushings and shocks, mechanically excellent. Newly rebuilt Veloce engine. Original block also avail- 60  SPRINT  SPECIALE, able, 72,000 miles, great driving car, $27,000 obo. 407-876-8860. FL 63 Giulia Sprint Speciale, white/tan, a complete and correct car with no rust, club events, fitted w/roll bar $25,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 63 Giulia Spider (Normale), professional restoration 12 years ago. Well maintained by Alfa enthusiast. Excellent condition cosmetically and mechanically. Arizona car, no rust. Always garaged. White with blue interior and Stayfast top. Instruments rebuilt and refaced. Period radio works, as does everything else. New rubber mats throughout. Number 2 car that is ready to show, drive and enjoy. tgreensladegusa.net $16,000. Bill Greenslade, 602-955-5547. 602-7650061.AZ 64 SPIDER, fresh cosmetic and mechanical restoration, very strong Veloce Spec 1600cc motor, Webers, factory headers and etc, all chrome & stainless trim is fresh, grey/ red int, blk canvas top by Alan Taylor Design, done correctly $22,500 OBO. Jeff Gold, 760-749-1398. 619-993-6996.CA 65 Giulia Spider 1600, red, one owner, 48,000 miles, rust-free, California car, mechanically fresh, requiring only cosmetics to be outstanding. $12,500. Jeff Knudsen, 616-335-3868. MI 65 TZ1, #096, matching engine, unrestored good original condition. Photos: garryroberts@fea.net $189,000. Gary, 949-650-2690. CA 66 SPRINT 2600 ZAGATO, $25,000. 618-222-1122. IL 66 GTV, red/tan, full professional restoration, leather interior, Sperry stage 5 2Liter, 45 mm Webers, mini-lites, R-1 tires, Nardi wheel, much more, $15,000. 570825-0571. PA 66 SPRINT SPECIALE, red w/gray int., 70,000 mi, needs new owner, restored. nyzz@dellmail.com$22,000. Steve Nylin, 425-481-7903. WA 67 DUETTO, orig white ext, blk int, floor rust, never any body damage, 15K orig mi, motor currently disassembled, dash has never been touched, even has orig radio cover plate, no extra holes $4,000 OBO. 970-506-0250. CO 68 GIULIA SUPER, 4-door, 1600cc, 5-spd, 33,000 kilometers, exc orig cond, beige ext, tan int $8,500. 847-864-9988. IL 69 DUETTO, 1750cc, 5-spd, drk green, BWA alloy wheels, new top, paint and more, detailed engine compartment, shows and drives excellent $8,500. 310-4664441. CA 69 GTV, fully restored to nice driver specs, green w/tan leather, gorgeous mahogany int, mechanically outstanding $15,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 69 VELOCE SPIDER, red/blk top and interior, stored 5 years, damaged rear body, rest perfect, good mechanically, must see $2,400. 209-523-7729. CA 71 GIULIA SUPER, burgundy/pigskin, webers, exc cond, 2001 CA tags $5,500. 714-898-2945. CA 74 GTV, Weber 40s, 53K mi, Farina Rosso, blk int, Cromdoras, factory a/c, int, ext and mechanically spectacular, showroom condition, a one of a kind $20,500 delivery arranged. 305-672-6615. FL 79 Alfetta Sprint Veloce coupe, 4-cyl, 5spd, red w/tan cloth, wood wheel, sunroof, ph, 77K mi $4,450. Car Exchange, 847-6801950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 82 GTV6, Balocco SE, red w/blk int, 57K mi, full body restoration from metal, mechanically maintained, runs excellent $6,500. 631-669-1245. NY 84 GTV6, 85,000 miles, Valve job, timing belt at 83,000, black with gorgeous custom black leather, zero rust, stick, sunroof, a/c, needs NOTHING $6,500. 312-2090699. IL 1987 MILANO, 4dr, 2.5L, sunrf, new inter, 5spd, silver. $3,500. 650-574-1992. 1988 MILANO, V6 3.0, 92K, snrf, ABS, 5spd, PS, PW, AC,. $1,800. 510-908-2379. 510-839-6961. 87 SPIDER VELOCE, nice ivory paint w/ restored saddle int and new blk canvas top. loaded with all options, including a/c $6,000. Forristall's, 281-531-9090. TX 91 164L, 4-door, flawless silver, perfect black Italian leather, auto, every refinement, 64,796 certified 1-owner miles $6,000. Schmitt & Co, 314-352-9100. MO Jon Norman's ALFA PARTS / 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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91 SPIDER, white/tan int, 21,200 mi, one of the best, pw, factory a/c, ps, pb, air bag, alloy wheels, 5-spd, 2.0 liter, 16 valve dohc engine $11,500. 718-447-2083. NY 92 2000 SPIDER CONV, yellow w/blk int, blk top, auto, a/c, air bag, alloy wheels, orig 39K mi, exc cond S8,950. 305-502-3272. FL 92 SPIDER VELOCE, 68,000 miles, triple black, zero rust, new P6000s, new brakes and more, very straight, nicely detailed, needs nothing SI 0,500. 312-2090699 anytime. IL LITERATURE Manuals & books for Alfa Romeo: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Onwers manuals, History books; see www.books4cars.com . Call 206/7213077 or toll free, 888/380-9277.• The correct VIN for the 1967 Nickey Camaro (Feb. SCM, page 68) is S/N 124377N184950. In regard to "Bike Buys" Errata (Feb. SCM, page 20), Ducati author Ian Falloon has stated that the number of 851 models built was 4,765. Lot #28 in the Mecum Fall Premier (Feb. SCM, page 39) was an Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider, not a 2600 as reported. Lot #1111, 1959 AC Bristol raodster, S/N BEX 1020 in the Kruse Auburn sale (Dec. SCM, page 50) was not sold at a high bid of $62,000.• A Specialized in Italian car parts & pre-war car parts. VIA Ferrari Maserati Lancia Fiat  WWW.Italparts.COM Alphen aid Rijn-Holland borghini Fax: +31(0)172-240536 E-mail: info@italparts.com FletAg.  0 0 RESTORATIONS Twenty years dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage race and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 • FAX (916) 635-5824 Ve I oce ALFA ROMEO M Factory trained Alfa Romeo Mechanic DAN SOMMERS Diane Sommers (503) 274-0064 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209 New location, new name. Formerly Euro Auto Service C Re-Originals  OEM Quality' otors parts, service and Over 30 years experience. repair. 12618 Craigwood Lane Cypress, TX 77429 NEW WINDSHIELDS FROM EUROPE! Duetto Alfa SS Montreal Apollo Laminated! DOT, TUV & ISO Approved! Alfa - Ferrari - Lancia - Fiat - Maserati Ghibli Maserati Mexico Maserati 3500 GT DeTomaso Pantera Intermeccanica Italia FREE CATALOGS & UPHOLSTERY SAMPLES Apollo Maserati - - 2600 Zagato Junior Zagato TZ-1 & TZ-2 GTV-Gasket Style Giulietta/Giulia Sprint Giulietta/Giulia Spider Alfetta GT & Four Door 2000/2600 Touring Spider Lam borghini Call today for your OEM, NOS or new restoration part. PHONE 281-807-1945 or FAX 281-807-1946 March, 2001  23


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E RRAR Chassis number: 6043 Engine number: 6043 ntroduced at the 1964 Geneva Salon and produced for only two years, the opulent 500 Superfast, of which only 36 were made, was at the same time Ferrari's fastest, most powerful, most expensive and most exclusive road car. Maranello's flagship and the last of the limited-edition closed Ferraris, the 500 Superfast caught the public imagination in a manner not seen since the creation of the Bugatti Royale. The Superfast chassis is multitubular and initially used a four-speed/overdrive gearbox. With its distinctive flat sides, the Pininfarina body, surely one of the maestro's greatest works, showed influence of the earlier Aerodinamico I prototype; the wing line, rising gently from the tail before dipping towards the extended nose, giving the sleek Superfast the appearance of being in motion even while at rest. Ferrari's racing heritage manifested itself in the magnificent, Lampredi-designed five-liter "long block" VI2 engine, the largest to power a Ferrari at that time. The competition-derived Tipo 208's 400 bhp made it the most powerful production engine of its day and was sufficient to propel the Superfast to 175 mph. After just a few examples had been built, a revised Superfast was made available, the most significant change being the adoption of a five-speed, all-synchromesh gearbox. Twelve such cars appear to have been built, outwardly distinguishable by their three-vent engine bay louvers that replaced the earlier eleven-vent style. As each car was built to order, the common reference to Series I and Series II is somewhat misleading, particularly as some of the earlier cars were built with the five-speed gearbox and the three-vent louvers. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Ordered in left-hand drive form for Continental touring, this car is finished in a very dark green specially ordered by its British owner and has black leather upholstery with matching carpets. Unique features include: lowered and lengthened driver's seat for its tall owner, special positions for the ashtray and window switches, deletion of the parcel tray and Superfast script, seatbelts, passenger footrest, Blaupunkt Koln radio and electric antenna. Never restored yet always properly maintained without regard to cost, this one-owner, 12,288-mile example includes other items of great interest to collectors, including the factory warranty book, Italian "Libretto" (log book), last Italian road tax disc and factory tool kit. Almost certainly the finest surviving example of Ferrari's super exclusive 1960s luxury flagship, 500 Superfast #6043 is an exciting proposition in all respects and a genuinely unique opportunity for the serious collector. The car described here soldfor $265,666, including buyer 's premium, at the Bonhams & Brooks Gstaad Auction held December 19, 2000. Web sites  Alternatives  24  Though the name "Superfast" was used by Pininfarina for several show cars based on the Superamerica beginning in the late 1950s, the production Superfast was filled with ingredients associated with early '60s Ferraris. Built on the current production 330 GT chassis, Ferrari installed, with relatively few chassis modifications, a five-liter engine that shared the bore and stroke of the old screw-in liner SA engine but had an altogether new block, one with different bore centers and pressin cylinder liners. approx. $20,000 $300,000-$400,000 $2,000-$3,000 $400 (two required) Right front chassis near upper wishbone Right rear engine block near flywheel Clubs .... Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358; Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St., Downey, CA 90241 ferrariclubofamerica.org ; FerrariOwnersClub.org Ferrari 400 Superamerica, Maserati 5000GT Unlike the various "America" series in which the big engine was installed in an otherwise standard, left-over chassis/body unit, the Superfast utilized different outriggers to support an entirely new body (a two-seater this time) onto the then-brand-new 330's 2+2 chassis. 1964-66 36(29 LHD) At almost twice the price of a 330 GT 2+2, the well-heeled Ferrari customer had to place a very high value on the additional horsepower (and exclusivity) of one of the fastest road cars of the era. When the 330 GT was upgraded to a five-speed transmission, this change was made more or less concurrently with the Superfast; in fact, the underpinnings were the same spec as the contemporary 330, with the exception of the differential ratio. The 500 Superfast is an attractive car but in most enthusiasts 'opinion, its styling pales when compared with the Superamerica's, which was pointed at both ends and featured covered headlights. This probably accounts for the higher value of an SA compared to an SF. In fact, the rule of thumb I have found useful is that a Superfast is worth about the same amount as a comparable 275 GTB/4. So, one needs to ask oneself "Would I pay $265,666 for a one-owner, 12,000mile, unrestored four-cam?" My guess is that you would have to pay even more—probably in the low $300,000 range. That makes this purchase, i fall the tales are true, a very good one.—Michael Duffey (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market Market Review Buyer's Guide 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast


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Sheehan Speaks by Michael Sheehan Dear Mr. Sheehan: I saw a salvage title 456 GT on eBay, item #544964159. It was black with a gray interior, and had 44,422 miles. From what I could see, it had been in a light accident. It appeared to need a front and rear bumper, and possibly a right quarter panel and radiator. The car did not sell at a high bid of $58,100. I see 456 GTs advertised in the Ferrari Market Letter for $130,000-$150,000, which makes me think this might have been my chance to get a contemporary Ferrarifor cheap. Do you agree?—R. E, Birmingham, AL O Yikes! Ask yourself why an insurance company would total a car if it could be economically repaired. Insurance companies know the body business better than most body shop A Salvage-Tide 456 and Other Oddities ur esteemed Editor is always quick to pass Ferrarirelated questions on to me. A sample of this month's questions, from the sublime to the silly, follows: owners, and they obviously decided fixing the car didn't make sense. If not convinced, call your local Ferrari dealer and ask for a few parts prices, but sit down before they answer. The front bumper is $3,205.38, the rear bumper is $3,172.36, the rear fender is $1,368.81 and the radiator is $2,084. Add in the myriad of inner and trim panels that will have to be replaced (but aren't listed), a paint job at $10,000, and all the necessary labor to put the whole thing back together and you're past $30,000 in a heartbeat. That's assuming there aren't even any bad surprises, like bent suspension pieces and subframe bits, and we all know there are always bad surprises when you buy a collision-damaged used car that has a salvage title. With bidding up to $58,100 and a minimum of $30,000 in repairs, you're past $88,000 for a 456 with 44,422 miles, and a 456 with 44,000 plus miles is a very hard sell. If undamaged it would be a $75,000 wholesale car, retailing well back of $100,000. The asking prices in the FML are nice, but they are just asking prices. The cars listed have mileage that ranges from 4,800 to 23,000, which is less than half of the car you are looking at. Add in a salvage title, which knocks 30% to 50% off the value of a late-model Ferrari, and once repaired you will have nearly $90,000 into a car worth $50,000 to $60,000. Need more convincing? A very nice 456, with only 16,556 miles, and needing nothing but a new home, sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in January for $97,200. Bluntly, with 44,000 plus miles and a salvage title, run away from the damaged car! Dear Mr. Sheehan: Has the vintage Ferrari world gone crazy? At the recent Barrett-Jackson auction, I saw a 246 GTS sellfor $46K, a C/4 for $49K, and a 330 GT 2+2 for $55K. More money fora 2+2 than a Dino? Does that mean we should all run out and sell our Dinos and C/4s to buy 2+2s?—G. B., Sacramento, CA Nope, the 246 GTS and C14 were, at best, just used cars. The 330 2+2 was nicely re- L FINANCIAL SERVICES Serving your leasing needs since 1978  Premier We make leasing as simple as turning the key. 47 Sherman Hill Road Woodbury, CT 06798 .,A 203-267-7700 FAX: 203-267-7773 DEALER INQUIRIES WELCOME Visit our Website at www.WhyNotLease.com March, 2001 25


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stored and in good colors (dark blue over gray). It had made the rounds of the auction circuit (Kruse Auburn and Scottsdale) and the owner had given up trying to get his restoration costs back, finally deciding to sell it for what it would bring (which was, in my mind, all the money and more). The bad news for the 330 2+2 buyer is that he paid too much, the good news is that he probably bought the car for less than the cost of the restoration, with the restored car thrown in "gratis." A "just-a-car" 246 GTS can quickly consume $25,000 and more in paint, an interior, synchros, a suspension overhaul, ad infinitum in deferred maintenance and all you'll have is a prettier example of deferred maintenance. Ditto the work needed for the C/4, but with costs closer to $50,000. In this instance, a wise buyer chose quality over flash, opting for a handsome but pedestrian 2+2 that appears to have few needs over two sexier cars, the Dino and C/4, that might have sucked his bank account dry. Dear Mr. Sheehan: I'm offered a 1990 Testarossa with 68,000 miles for $50,000. The car is red/tan (of course), and had the 60,000 mile service, according to the owner (a broker), although he can't find any paperwork. Is this a deal? What would you pay for the car, and should I just believe him that the service has been done?—WO., San Diego, CA Another Yikes! To quote myself, "The whole secret is low mileage. It's very Freud- ferrari Join the dozens of satisfied users to our web site who have been able to sell their old parts to other Ferrari enthusiasts at no cost. Among other items, check our SPECIALS section where we now offer V8 & V12 distributor caps, 308GTS front turn assemblies, most Ferrari glass and Daytona side mirrors. Available soon will be 348tbits tool kits and other formerly unavailable items. Visit our RUBBER & TRIM sections for prices and descriptions where every item can be easily identified and priced. Keep watching this section for it will continue to grow. Telephone:1408-364-0881 email: lyle©Iongdeal.com www. LONG D EA Liferra ri pa rts 26  ian. Everyone wants a virgin car." (May, 1991). A 60,000-mile Testarossa is sale-proof, and if the 60,000 service isn't done, it will cost you a cool $5,000 plus for the service. This is a $35,000 car, or, sadly, a parts car. Don't believe me? Pay $50,000 and find out for yourself. Run away. Run far away. Dear Mr. Sheehan: Do you think 348s will soon be cheaper than 328s? If so, why? Isn't the 348 a much more technologically advanced, not to mention newer, car?—.I.G, Omaha, NE Yep, newer technology, but service is a killer on the 348s, and they are now ten-year-old cars that need lots of service. The 348 uses a single long cam belt, so timing the car is a nightmare, and the cam belt tensioner bearings are about $400 each. They eat clutches like a refugee reaching a UN feeding station, at $1,500 a pop. Should you need a water pump, there are no parts available, and a complete pump is $1,700. So, if you really want a 348, it's your choice, but, as in all used Ferrari purchases, have the car inspected by a very qualified Ferrari mechanic, get an evaluation in writing (and yes, there will be recommended work), and use the list as leverage to negotiate the price. I don't think 348s will sink below the value of 328s, but will probably be worth the same amount, in equal condition, a year or two from now. Dear Mr. Sheehan: I've never owned a Ferrari, and came across one that seemed interesting, and way cheap. It a 1978 400, stick shift, silver over black, 85,000 miles. It's straight enough, with no rust. The owner said he had a carburetor fire, so he modified the intake manifold to take two Holley fourbarrels. Even more, it runs pretty damned well. Anyway, the guy is asking $11,500 for his Ferrari with "duals." —0.W, Key Biscayne, FL Well, never a dull day at this desk! What can I say except refer back to a Road & Track owners' survey from 1972, in which a Ferrari owner was quoted as saying "It's the nicest thing I ever did for me." It's cheap, it's worth almost that much in parts, so what the hell, why not? If nothing else, you'll get $11,500 of sheer shock value out of it when you open the hood for the judges at the Cavallino Classic. As the market for late-model Ferraris continues to plummet, I seem to get an increasing number of inquiries from first-timers who think they've found a bargain. Remember, only a very, very few Ferraris have ever gone up significantly in value, and most of those are twenty, thirty or forty years old. You should only buy a late-model Ferrari because you want something fun to drive around in, not because you think it will make you rich. Further, there is no such thing as a good deal on a Ferrari with high miles, heavy accident damage or a salvage title. Period. None. E-mail your Ferrari questions to Sheehan at mail@sportscarmarket.com. Garry Roberts & Co. Pre-Owned Vintage & Contemporary Ferrari Sales / Service / Restoration / Storage 1953 Vignale 212 Inter Coupe 1958 250 GT Series I Cabriolet 1960 250 PininFarina Coupe 1963 250 GTE 1964 250 GT Lusso 1965 330 GT 2+2 1965 275 GTB/2 1967 Miura P400 1970 365 GT 2+2 1972 246 GT 1973 365 GTB/4 1977 308 GTB 1985 308 GTS 1995 F50 2001 Fl Spyder 922 Sunset Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Tel: (949) 650-2690 Fax: (949) 650-2730 email: garryroberts@fea.net Sports Car Market


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ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regular text classified only $15 per month. Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! 65 500 Superfast SIN 8083 SF. Platinum Award at the FCA National Meet, Colorado Springs, July 6, 2000 and won the Phil Hill award for Ferrari of Special Merit and yet another Platinum award, scoring 100 points, at Concorso Italian° at Quail Lodge, August 18, 2000. Flawless dark blue paint with dove grey interior. They don't get any better. Priced accordingly at $435,000. For more detailed information, phone 949-646-6086. Fax 949-646-6978. E-mail Ferraris@ pacbell.net or visit our website at www. ferraris-online.com . 65 500 Superfast SIN 5981 SF. The 4th of only 36 Superfasts built, the 1965 Turin Motor Show car, pictured in the 1965 Ferrari Yearbook. Excellent new light blue metallic paint with very good black leather. Engine just rebuilt. Runs & drives as new. Detailed to near perfection. Ready for grand touring or events such as the California Mille. Priced to sell at $315,000. For more detailed information, phone 949646-6086. Fax 949-646-6978. E-mail Ferraris@pacbell.net or visit our website at www.ferraris-online.com . 67 275 GTB/4 SIN 9845 GT. Red with black. Well documented history from new. Only 28,000 miles. Borrani wire wheeels. Recent suspension rebuild. Major service just completed. New Michelin XWX tires. A great car with no excuses needed. Priced to sell at $325,000. For more detailed information, phone 949646-6086. Fax 949-646-6978. E-mail Ferraris@pacbell.net or visit our website at www.ferraris-online.com . 73 365 GTB/4 S/N 15529. One owner for 25 years. Beautiful red lacquer with excellent black leather. Recent $15,000 service. Euro car with 25 more hp than a USA car. Runs and drives as it should. An obvious 'pride of ownership car'. Priced to sell at $115,000 USD. For more detailed information, phone 949-6466086. Fax 949-646-6978. E-mail Ferraris@pacbell.net or visit our website at www.ferraris-online.com . 78 BB512, red/blk, 18K real miles, all original in spectacular condition, books, tools, releases, National award winner, NONE better $79,000. Partial trade/ consid. 856-786-1990. NJ 90 F40 S/N 85034. Euro model. Not legal for import into the USA. European non-catalyst model sold new to Australia in June 1990. Equipped from new with four-point Sabelt TRW racing seat belts, a BHMA Magnetti Marelli tester, and an original logbook signed by both Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi, team drivers for the Ferrari Fl team at the time. Shown at the Sydney motor show in 1990 and 1991. Only 5,500 original km. Magnificent condition. No entry marks on the doors or door sills, no chips in the wheels, and no paint work has ever been done to the car. It runs and drives as new. This car does not have Australian duty paid and is currently in New Zealand. It is immediately available. Priced very fairly at $235,000. For more detailed information, phone 949-646-6086. Fax 949-6466978. E-mail Ferraris@pacbell.net or visit our website at wvvw.ferrarisonline.com. 95 456 CT S/N 101836 (USA model). Black on black. 30,000 miles. Just had the 30,000 mile service and all new tires. Runs and drives very well. Looks great. All books and service records from new. More mileage than most but very well maintained by a detail-oriented owner. Priced to sell at $119,500. For more detailed information, phone 949-646-6086. Fax 949-646-6978. E-mail Ferraris@ pacbell.net or visit our website at www. ferraris-online.com . 95 355 Challenge car SIN 101651. Silver fading into red paint. Well documented race history in the European Challenge series. This 355 Challenge car was completely refurbished after the end of the 2000 racing season and completely race prepped and ready. The suspension was rebuilt. The car is fitted with all new brake pads and rotors. The engine and trans-axle have been inspected, serviced and tested. Needs nothing. Race prepared for next year's racing or club events. All documentation and log books. Priced right at $89,000. For more detailed information, phone 949-646-6086. Fax 949-646-6978. E-mail Ferraris*pacbell.net or visit our website at www.ferraris-online.com . 2000 360 Challenge S/N 119085. The "Hot-Wheels" car raced in the 2000 European 360 Challenge series. This 360 Challenge car was completely refurbished afer the end of the racing season and completely race prepped and ready. The sus- J. J. FINANCIERS OF FINE CLASSIC AUTOMOBILES BEST & Co. 4-12 YEAR TERMS ANTIQUE • CLASSIC • MUSCLE • EXOTIC • ROD • SPORT PURCHASE • REFINANCING • PREQUALIFY FOR AUCTION APPLY NOW BY PHONE OR FAX - OPEN 6 DAYS 1-800-USA-1965 FREE 10 MINUTE LOAN APPROVAL Fax 1-508-945-6006. Apply at wwvv.jjbest.com *8.99% APR fixed rate on $100,000, 10yrs with payment of $1266.21 monthly. Simple interest, no pre-payment penalty. Rate in ad correct at time going to press, all loans fixed rate. 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11Fil= Chassis number: ZA9ABO 1 EOPCD39034 official acceleration and performance tests. It was an Italian industrial magnate, Romano Artioli, who had the vision to revive the name and Bugatti as a style brand and the launch of the EB110 was certainly a spectacular way to relaunch the name in 1991. Artioli's timing was unfortunate with the market for "supercars" taking a nose-dive at around the time of the launch. It has been claimed that 154 examples of the EB110 were constructed under Artioli's stewardship but others claim, perhaps more accurately, that the figure is closer to 50. This is one of the scarcest and most sought after "supercars" of all time. Ell This left-hand drive example comes from private ownership and is the Luxe model with grey leather interior. It is painted in French Blue— the obvious choice for the discerning purist. It was first registered in January 1994 and acquired by the present owner in 1996. Its recorded and guaranteed mileage at the time of cataloguing was just 12,628 kilometers. The car was just serviced and is equipped with new tires and a tracker system. The car comes from a stable of meticulously maintained cars kept in heated and dehumidified storage where it has been started and run regularly. It comes with a Swansea V5 document for its highly appropriate and distinctive registration number and original copies of EB110 sales literature. This car sold for $164,980 at the Bonhams & Brooks Olympia auction held December 4, 2000, in London. Sic transit gloria mundi or, fyou haven't suffered through years ofLatin in high school, "How the mighty have fallen." Long before it becamefashionablefor car makers to buy the names of defunct automotive icons and put them on their best offerings, an Italian Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCM Price Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Alternatives  ugatti Automobili S.p.A., in marketing the sensational new EB110, succinctly defined the new project as "the revival of the spirit of Modernism, which characterized the life and work of Ettore Bugatti (1881-1947)." In May 1992 Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. recorded that at the Nardo Test Track in Southern Italy, the Bugatti EB I 10 GT underwent • Etceterini &Friends Market Place 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT and required three torque-splitting differentials and a transfer case, along with whatever else was needed to make the complex arrangement work. The alloy body, over carbon fiber structural members, was typical of the wind-tunnel school ofdesign and was fronted by a minuscule caricature of the classic Bugatti radiator grille. It was said to be designed by Gandini. The body was actually developed in Toulouse by Aerospatiale France SA (of Concorde and Airbus fame). Porsche 959, other European supercars importable under "Gates Law" industrialist, Romano Artioli, had a brainstorm. In 1987 he bought the rights to the Bugatti name and logo for an undisclosed sum. Production of a car named EB 110 was scheduled for 1991, EB being Le Patron Ettore Bugatti's initials and the number 110 to commemorate his birth in 1881. The brisk trade and easy profits on Porsche 959 delivery contracts probably had more to do with the production date than any tribute to Bugatti, but whatever the reasons, in 1991 a supercar to top all supercars appeared on the drawing board. Specs included a carbon fiber chassis, huge disc brakes with ABS, constant four-wheel drive (torque distribution 25% front, 75% rear) and a superlative V12 twin-cam engine with five valves per cylinder, four IHI turbos and Bosch injectors. This imposing sculpture was in unit with the six-speed gearbox, 28  Two models were produced: the EB 110 GT (with "only" 560 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, it must have been a stripped-down economy model) and the EB110 SS (610 horsepower at 8,250 rpm, for the man who has everything). Neither car was a featherweight; the GT tipped the scales at about 3,500 pounds and the SS was only 100 pounds lighter. When the first prototype appeared at the Paris Auto Show in 1991, Dottore Artioli got busy selling Bugatti boutiquefranchises to the Japanese and to other Pacific Rim hot spots. He provided them with scarves, ashtrays and other knickknacks decorated with Bugatti emblems. The usual performance hype followed: the car was tested at over 212 mph and did 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. Michael Schumacher begged Flavio Briatore (Benetton) for one and finally got it. Sales appeared brisk for both cars and boutiquefranchises, but by 1992 the bloom was offthe rose. Nobody was selling anything, and at Monterey exotic car dealers were wearing T-shirts that said 1992-95 154 officially approx. $250,000 $160,000 N/A N/A In door jamb N/A "Will sell cars for food." Most people knew that the "collector car" bubble had burst—most people, but not the bankers. Artioliflim-flammed his way till the end of 1994, and in '95 his automobile company went belly-up. That skillful dodger Artioli had the last laugh, though; his Bugatti International SA kept the name and the logo after bankruptcy proceedings, and it couldn't have gone cheaply when he recently sold it to Volkswagen. Is the car sold by Brooks worth $ 165K? Who can tell; when there are so few cars, and even fewer change hands, there is no "market price." The "spot price" on that day and in that venue was $ 165K. The seller took it, wisely or otherwise, and that's the Bugatti market for you. At least for that moment.—Raymond D. Milo (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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FAX 510-653-9754 CA FACEL VEGA 57 FACEL VEGA, FVS 2-door coupe, magnificent black lacquer finish, chrome wire wheels, AACA Senior winner, Pebble Beach participant $43,500. Hyman Ltd., 314-524-6000. MO 59 FACEL VEGA, French made, custom coachbuilt vehicle with a Chrysler 383 wedge head V8 engine, has been meticu- lously maintained, both mechanically and cosmetically $45,000. 781-235-4042 after 6pm. MA 61 FACEL VEGA, HK500, beautiful recent restoration, onyx black lacquer with new red leather, very pretty $36,500. Hyman Ltd., 314-524-6000. MO FIAT 67 DINO SPYDER, light alloy Ferrari V6, green w/tan interior, most mechanicals rebuilt or replaced, good condition $22,000. James Bavendam, 206-2323059 x201/days. 206-230-0207 eves. WA ISO GRIFO 67 ISO GRIFO, red/blk, 4-spd, Campys, excellent interior redone correctly, rust-free, recent paint $44,900. 630-655-3535. IL 68 ISO GRIFO, totally original with less than 20K miles, 2 time winner at Pebble Beach Concours, bIldblk, Borrani ww, a/c, pb, ps, AM-FM, 4-spd, 300 hp Corvette power, judged one of the finest in the world $59,500. Chuck, 619-247-7615. 619-2861633.CA 69 ISO GRIFO, factory equipped w/high performance 327 Chevrolet V8, 4-spd trans, cold a/c, AM-FM stereo, Borrani ww, red w/blk leather, 32K+ mi, excellent condition $44,500 offer. Motorcar Gallery, 954522-9900. FL 71 ISO RIVOLTA LELE, rare, exotic, hand built Italian classic w/factory installed Ford 351 Cleveland motor, very uncommon w/ factory 5-spd, 1 of only 260 made in production run $22,500. Cosmopolitan Mo- www.maseratinetcom NIV MASERATI SINCE 1976 so.. °44/451 INTERN Pai° Factory recognized. Join the world's largest Maserati support group, with more than 3,500 members from 39 countries. Tech staff available to help owners and enthusiasts; parts discounts; the famous 80+ page glossy Club magazine Viale Ciro Menotti; Club decal; roster; access to a multitude of Maserati road tests, technical bulletins, manuals, etc. To join, fax your name, address, and credit card number; you'll receive a packet of Maserati information by Air Mail. $70 USA members, $80 Canada, $100 all other countries. Join now! MASERATI PARTS TOLL FREE 1-800-MASERATI (627-3728) New & Used for All Models. Providing owners with knowledgeable, courteous, prompt professional express service since 1976. Next-day service our speciality. Competitive Prices. $10 million inventory. Service shop discounts. VISA / MC / AE Technical Assistance Line: USA + 425-455-4707 Fax: USA + (425) 646-5458 P.O. Box 1015, Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA E-mail: mie@maseratinet.com Francis G. Mandarano President March, 2001  Serving the Maserati community since 1976 • 4. tors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 73 ISO RIVO LTA LELE, factory equipped with Ford 351 Cleveland V8, auto, colds! C, pa, pb, pw, etc, very reliable and comfortable, nice throughout $18,900. Motorcar Gallery, 954-522-9900. FL ITALIA 69 ROADSTER, professional restoration started $13,000 or offer. 573-231-0826. MO 70 ROADSTER, red/tan, excellent mechanicals, including a complete rebuild of the proper 351 Cleveland, outstanding cosmetics $39,900. 630-655-3535. IL LAMBORGHINI 66 400 GT, 26K orig 2-owner mi, blue/tan, recently repainted, car in CA $89,000. 703360-1726. VA 67 MIURA P400, orange/black, s/n 3024, black plate CA car, no accidents, fresh paint and int, new clutch, brakes and service, exc cond $82,000 OBO/Ferrari trade. Tom Shaughnessy, 949-366-6211. FAX 949366-6827 CA 69 ISLERO, silver blue w/mint original cognac leather interior, Borrani wires, fresh brakes, clutch, gearbox and exhaust, full receipts $35,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 69 MIURA S, metallic blue, cream int, first call with $$ takes $85,000. Milano Imports, 408-847-8732. FAX 408-847-3738 CA 70 ESPADA, blk/blk, Series II CA car with 28K mi, a great car inside and out with Miura wheels, tools $31,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 72 JARAMA, fully maintained by enthusiast since new, red/blk, factory twin top, receipts $27,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 74 ESPADA, in factory orange w/tan int, only 34K mi, orig owner, in great condition $32,900 offers. Vintage Car Store, 914358-0500. NY 76 URACCO P200, only 66 were produced $25,000. 512-424-6867. TX 78 SILHOUETTE, bright red, blk int, only 52 made in the world, 26K mi, from private collection, no surprises $45,000 OBO. Ultimate Auto Works, 407-339-3443. FAX 407-834-4002 FL 84 COUTNACH 5000S, black w/black factory wheels & off white int, Collection sale, high wing, 1,600 mi BO. 914-6935407. NY 84 COUNTACH 5000S, blk/blk, 8,000 US miles, very well cared for, books and records all included $80,000. 913-3841767. KS LANCIA 65 FLAMINIA SS ZAGATO, silver blue metallic w/red int, nearing completion of high quality restoration $75,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532 WA Don't hesitate to buy cars in Europe! It doesn't take more than a phone call to have them professionally shipped to you. Contact the specialist in Europe! c, a.r. logistics Phone: +41 31 888 14 24 Fax: +41 31 888 14 25 e-mail:carlog@packimpexch 29


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66 FLAMINIA, 2.8L, 3C, alum, Superleggera Touring bodies convertible, 68K mi, 100% orig, including ivory paint and red leather interior, pampered and turnkey Italian beauty in exc cond $24,900. 231-882-0426. MI 81 BETA ZAGATO COUPE, medium blue/black upholstery, 1-owner/driver from new, 75K ml, books and service records, well maintained and in excellent condition $7,500. 631-537-1868. NY MASERATI 64 MISTRAL SPYDER, rare example, a wonderful 2-owner car, under 38K orig mi, 4 liter, Borranis, 5-spd, pw windows, white w/blk leather int, some restoration work started, call for details, all receipts from new $79,900. Carey Kendall, 805689-6262. CA 70 GHIBLI SPYDER, 4.9 liter, needing reassembly, rebuilt engine, many new old stock parts, blk/tan $44,500. 949-5229900. FL 70 GHIBLI SPYDER, 5-spd, factory a/c, pa, ww, red/tan, 41K + mi, exc cond throughout $88,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900. FL 70 GHIBLI COUPE, new red paint/blk int, 37K ml, Borranis, a/c $35,000. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 72 GHIBLI SS COUPE, blk/tan, 26K orig mi, maintained to the highest standards, superb mechanical cond, good paint and orig tan int, great driver, $37,500. Mr Harris, 914-631-0090. NY 73 BORA, all orig, fast European example, Euro bumpers, exhaust, steering, tool kit, books $57,000. 714-538-0836. CA 74 BOFtA, red/tan, 25K orig mi, 4.9 liter engine, fast, original, comfortable, beautiful, well maintained, exc paint and mechanics, shows as new $34,900 OBO. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-9979136 NY 75 KHAMSIN, blk/tan, 5-spd, 46K mi, good cond, $20,000. 310-274-7440. FAX 310-274-9809 CA 75 MERAK, 22K orig mi, exc orig Ca car, runs and drives excellent $16,950. Gullwing Motors, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 77 BORA, 22K + mi, all documents and records since new, all original and unrestored, well maintained $34,000. Bobileff Motorcar Co, 858-622-1600. CA 85 QUATTROPORTE, 62K miles, Bordeaux, records, books and manuals, #2 minus $13,000 OBO. Stephen, 626-3556105. 626-319-3129 cell. CA TALBOTLAGO 38 TALBOT-LAGO T-23, Special 2-seat roadster with Figoni et Falaschi attributes, all disappearing top, dark blue with gray leather, 4 liter, Wilson pre-selector, wires, wood trim, excellent condition in all respects $195,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 55 TALBOT-LAGO, Grand Sport, 4 1/2 litre triple carb motor, Wilson pre-select gearbox, knock-offww, 1 of 8 like it remaining, complete authentic restoration of original 50K mi car, show winner $360,000. 630-878-2200. IL • 49 LINCOLN, Baby coupe, Mexican race graphics, dual carbs $20,000. 650-8541755. CA 51 FERRARI, 195 Inter, white/tan, tricarb, ex-Villoresi, Turin show car, concours restoration, a must see $275,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-9979136 NY 52 PORSCHE, Glocker 550 Spyder prototype, Guards Red, excellent, dual Webers $9,950. 321-453-2108. FL 53 AUSTIN-HEALEY, unrestored, race history, good tour car $14,500 OBO. 618222-1122. IL 53 PORSCHE, 540 America roadster, #12353, engine #P40055, nice original condition, drives very well, 42K miles, Sebring history, 5 owners from new $350,000 may trade. Monte Shelton, 503224-3232. OR 55 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 100-4 vintage race car, dark green, full race prep, 4-spd, overdrive, 100S rear, disc brakes, Mag wheels, modified engine and susp, race ready, nice car $16,500. 215-248-1695. PA 58 MGA, twin cam roadster, green/blk, currently fitted with fresh Butch Gilbert push rod engine, incl orig twin cam, knock-offs, CSRG accepted $17,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510653-9754 CA 59 AUSTIN-HEALEY, 3000 BN7 twoseater vintage race car, ground-up restoration, built and raced by Tskuris Classic, logbook and other information available, blue with coves, vintage race ready $35,000. Vintage Sportscars, 407-2985010. FL 59 JAGUAR, Predator D-type torsion bar front susp, E-type rear, T-5 trans, 3.8 engine with triple Webers, only eligible HSR D-type replica out there $35,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 59 MGA, coupe, vintage racer, dark green, full race prep, VSCCA logbook, 1622 engine, close ratio trans, Quaife, Tilton clutch and master brakes, etc, fresh, race ready, very competitive $20,000. 215-248-1695. PA 59 PORSCHE 356 A, SiN 107759 vintage racer. $35,000. Call or e-mail for media package. Too much info to list. Duncan Neilson, Pittsburgh, PA, toll free 888942-6996. E-mail Duncan_Neilson@hot mail.com. It goes like stink. 59 STANGUELLINI, Formula Jr, completely rebuilt and restored, all steel 1100cc Fiat, Webers, close ratio trans, ally body, 30  fuel cell, roll bar, dual master cyl, Borranis $38,000. New England Classic Car Co., 203-377-6746. CT 59 STANGUELLINI, Formula Jr, s/n 0131, this beautiful car is the result of a no-expense spared restoration, trophy winner at Pebble Beach Concours, fastest front engine FJ at 98 Monterey Historics, perfect in every way $50,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 61 ALFA, Giulietta Spider, vintage race, in need of updating, dual Webers $4,950. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 61 ALFA, Giulietta Spyder, 1300cc engine, excellent race ready condition, very competitive Group 1 race car, fully sorted $13,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 61 LOTUS, 20B Formula Jr, total restoration, fresh steel motor, Carillos, etc, new Wobbly wheels, front disc, SVRA and SCCA logbooks, fast, fun, authentic and gorgeous $42,000 OBO. 954-920-3303. FL 62 ABARTH, Simca Roundtail, 1300, finished 14th at LeMans '62, restoration 8085% complete, done to Pebble Beach standards $90,000. 618-222-1122. IL 62 LOTUS, 23B sport racer, professionally prepared 1600 twin cam engine, all steel, cosmetically beautiful in Team Lotus colors, race ready with SVRA, HSR, SCCA log books $47,500. Chris, 941-504-0340. FL 62 PLYMOUTH, 2-door post, nostalgic drag car, 99% rust free, 440 automatic, cage, show car $12,900. 561-994-3300. FL 62 PORSCHE, 356 vintage racer coupe, HSR, SVRA logbooks, 1967 912 fresh engine with zero hours, race ready, close ratio trans, limited slip, disc brakes, Carillo rods, new billet crankshaft $29,500. A Anderson, 404-264-1985. GA 63 LOTUS, 23 sports racer, extremely competitive, professionally prepared, cosmetically beautiful example, one of the best 23s in the world today, fabulous spares package $69,500 OBO. Don Orosco, 83 1-6490200 days. 831-626-2660 eves. CA 63 LOTUS, (Webster) 23B race car, this Lotus was built for the US Road Racing Championship in the mid-'60s, many original components were used in the total restoration, full history and ownership data available $89,500 OBO. Ed Fallon, Barrett-Jackson, 480-421-6694. AZ 64 PONTIAC, Catalina 2-door post, built for nostalgia S/S and bracket racing, Pontiac 462 cu in motor, built by Rick Johnson, car rebuilt by Scott Tiemann of Supercar Specialties, only 46K orig mi BO/ reasonable. 616-323-1010. FAX 616-3230597 MI 65 COBRA, (Ford Shelby) 427SC, red/blk, complete history, restored by AC England $3,300,000 French Francs. Bob, 28 1-3707355. TX 65 CORVETTE COUPE, 427 high-perf engine, full bore, very sorted race car, built for track or long distance, major $$ invested $65,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT 65 CORVETTE COUPE BP, car is totally restored with only 2 races, history from 60's and 70's with log books, best of everything, car still has glass door panels, no fender flares and is one of the finest coupes on the track, 2:10 at Watkins Glen $62,000 may partial trade. 443-831-0212. 410-5618064.MD 65 LOTUS, Super 7, excellent condition, car set up for race track use with many upgrades including Hasselgren engine and locked differential, CSGR accepted $28,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 67 ALFA DUETTO, SCCA/vintage racer, raced '67 to '83, stored inside since, very fast National car, held Lime Rock E-Production record, ran run-offs, all authentic bits, easy conversion to killer vintage racer $11,500. Bill, 703-818-5576. VA 67 CAMARO AS, fresh 302, new clutch, T-10, 12 Bolt, Vette brakes, nice interior, uncut body, orange/white, First Class car, top finisher, well designed, clean, best of everything $32,500. Jerry Taylor, 541-3880489. OR 68 DODGE DART, 2-door, Super Stock, black, Hemi, 25 mi, 1 of only 55 built, lightweight Coming glass, acid dipped doors, A100 van seats, fiberglass hood & nose, 4spd, Dana 60 series rear, mildly tubbed, roll cage, mint condition $75,000 trades considered. 954-425-2602. FL 68 LOTUS, Seven, lhd, 1600 crossflow, all steel, Carillos, dry sumped, 45 DCOES, roller rockers, Tilton clutch, vintage ready $29,900. Autocourse Inc, 949-4994782. CA 68 PONTIAC, Firebird Trans Am, first in Class and 3rd overall in 24 hours at Daytona in '69, original GM crossram intake, fresh legal 302, M22, car is well prepared, constant front runner, SVRA medallion $75,000 may part trade. 443-8310212. 410-56 I -8064.MD 68 TRIUMPH, GT6, British racing green, race car, 2L, 6-cyl, significant history, completely restored in '97, car is in Ohio $12,000 OBO. 860-653-3118. CT 69 CORVETTE GREENWOOD, customer car #010, Bob Riley designed rigid chassis, 427 Minilites, SVRA group 6 logbooks $50,000. 610-964-8085. PA 69 MGC, roadster, black, excellent, vintage race prepared, triple Webers, alloy wheels, much more, log book $11,900. 561595-3000. FL 72 ABARTH OSSELLA, won championship for Abarth, driven by Arturo Mezzario, needs some engine restoration, this is an excellent car for finishing $130,000. 618222-1122. IL 72 FERRARI, 365 GTB/4 NART comp Daytona Spyder, NART LeMans entry for '75, Otto Zipper entry at '78 Daytona 24, Geneva show car, one-off alloy body by Michelotti, fastest Daytona ever on the Mulsanne Straight, converted to street by Bruno Born i for John Mecum, $485,000 call for more detail. 334-277-4260. AL 72 FERRARI, 365 GTC/4, V12, 36K, all original including paint, tires, tools $49,900 trade/Lambo/Countach. 416-2266666. CANADA ON 73 PORSCHE, Carrera RS, Bahia red/blk, Recaro sport seats, 7 & 8x15 Fuchs, original, unrestored, matching numbers, extremely strong and tight, tools, manuals, originally from Italy, came to US in '83 $65,000 OBO. 562-595-7777. CA 86 PONTIAC, 2+2, Rusty Wallace #27 Kodiac Aerocoupe, as raced, signed by Rusty, beautiful piece of racing history $42,000 trades considered. 423-538-5100 M-F. TN 91 JAGUAR, XJR-15, s/n 10, race car history, street setup, 600 miles, as new, 1 of 50 $295,000. 334-277-4260. AL ABARTH 027, excellent original condition, one of the most beautiful sports prototypes Abarth ever built, in outstanding condition $175,000. 618-222-1122. IL • 30,000 Auction Reports on-line. sportscarmarket.com Car Collecting for the 21st century Sports Car Market


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Two copies of books, videos, CDs, etc. must be furnished for review Please send both copies to SCM, 6833 SE Pine Ct, Portland, OR 97215. Porsche in Motorsport: The First Fifty Years Author: Peter Morgan Publisher: Haynes Size: // "x // " hardbound. 192 pages. Price: $49.95 Rating: Porsche racing fans **** Casual enthusiasts PORSCHE Though Ferry Porsche had been associated with the design of competition machinery for other manufacturers, it wasn't until after WWII that his name would appear on his own cars. From humble beginnings in Gmilnd in the early '50s, the marque holds an impressive and still-growing list of achievements. Porsche's creations have changed tremendously from the Volkswagen-based early models, but a thread of engineering excellence runs right through the range. Peter Morgan, author of the excellent book Porsche 917, is fully qualified to take us on a tour of Porsche's racing activities during the second half of the 20th century. He has selected 12 different competition models that set both performance and engineering standards to create a road map of the last 50 years. Each race car receives one chapter in the book. Beginning with the legendary 550, we are taken on a trip through Porsche's history, with stops at important events such as the Carrera Panamericana, Le Mans, Targa Florio and at various race series such as Formula One, World Championship of Makes and GT cars. The period photos, including some early color shots, show the evolution of the stubby, purposeful 550 into the long and curvaceous 904, 906, 908 and 917 models as the team got their feet wet in the river of aerodynamics. Wheels grew wider and wings got bigger while the unmarked bodywork, at first carrying only race numbers, gave way to 240-mph billboards. Morgan takes time to dovetail the development of the not-so-successful, flat eight-powered model 804 Formula One car into the big picture. Even Porsche takes the occasional wrong turn and the way the 804 fits into the overall story will be of particular interest to fans of Porsche's racing efforts.—Michael Duffey March, 2001  L Book Reviews  Jaguar: Ratings:  is Best. The Sporting Heritage Author: Paul Skilleter Publisher: Virgin Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: /01/4" x 13" hardbound. 256 pages. Price: $49.95 Rating:Jaguar racingfans **** Casual enthusiasts ** JAGUAR THE SPORTING HERITAGE Porsche Racing Cars: A History of Factory Competition Author: Bill Oursler Publisher: Motorbooks International Phone: 800/826-6600 Size: 10" x 10" hardbound. 192 pages. Price: $39.95 Rating: Porsche fanatics Casual enthusiasts**1/2 RACING _.111 CARS 2r.L20S ,, A HISIORY OF FACTORY COMPETITION The rakish SS100 was the first car to bear the Jaguar name but, even before its introduction in 1935, the earlier Swallow and SS models appeared in competition events. In fact, author Paul Skilleter, with access to the archives of the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, has traced the earliest competition entries all the way back to 1924. The bargain-priced SS90 and 100 models were, however, the first to make serious inroads in competition. They were certainly the cheapest and sportiest new car entry into the 2000-3000 cc (and later, 5000 cc) class at the time. If those early efforts in rallies, hillclimbs and circuit races didn't have much of an effect on the public, the introduction of the XK models and, more importantly, the twin-cam XK engine, would change all that forever. That engine, which found its way under the bonnet and into the winner's circle of many races including Le Mans, is the centerpiece of Jaguar: The Sporting Heritage. The evolution of the XK 120 into the tube-framed C-type and later the unforgettable monocoque D-type is a story that has been and will continue to be told, like all good war stories. What is different here is the evolution of the Jaguar racing story into the last part of the century. After the return to International Sports Prototype racing in the early '80s, the Jaguar name has most recently appeared on the engine cowling of a Formula One car. The Ford/Cosworth/Jaguar connection is the piece of the puzzle that brings more than 75 years of sporting activities up to date. —MD "Racing improves the breed" is the oftenreferenced Porsche quote, and they have always raced the cars they sold. Oursler, in Porsche Racing Cars, details the history of more than 100 factory produced Porsche race cars that the company put to the test at Le Mans, Daytona, Spa, Sebring and Laguna Seca as they in fact "improved the breed." Oursler begins the Porsche story with their first factory racer, the Type 356 SL, and continues to the modern era with the 911 GT1 that claimed the first two positions at Le Mans in 1998. Class victories at Le Mans in 1951 and 1952 provided the impetus for Porsche to become far more serious about their involvement in motorsports. The 550 Spiders that followed were consistent winners in the small displacement classes-1100- and 1500-cc—and Oursler documents the development of these cars with numerous vintage photographs along with many that were taken at recent historic racing events. He also documents Porsche's involvement in open-wheel racing with the 917s and their intense competition with Ferrari. When the 911 was first introduced in the early 1960s, Porsche was limiting their direct involvement with racing. Customers, with support from the factory, were campaigning the cars as "privateers" and the author details their success at the Tour de France in 1969 with a 911R and Monte Carlo in 1968 with a 911T. The name Porsche has been synonymous with motorsport racing for over 50 years and Bill Oursler does an excellent job of telling the tale in detail. 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Ceffsdiazx T 1967-69 MGC Roadster he introduction of the MGC is a tribute to how royally confused British Motor Holdings had become by the mid-'60s. The Austin-Healey, introduced in 1952, was getting long in the tooth by 1964, even with its new convertible top and roll-up side windows. Marketing managers also recognized that there was a slot in the market for a car that would be faster than the MGB, but with the same comforts. In typical fashion, the company ended up with the worst of all worlds. BMH designed a new six-cylinder engine from scratch to replace the "three-litre"—actually 2,912cc—straight six in the Healey, to be installed in an upgraded MGB, which was also to badged as the "Austin-Healey MkIV." (Ironically, Triumph—which would be merged into BMH in 1968 to create British Leyland—was at the same time designing its own completely separate six-cylinder engine for the GT6.) However, when Donald and Geoffrey Healey learned that the new car would be cosmetically identical to the MGB, they refused to have their name on it. So, when the MGC was introduced in 1967, British Leyland terminated its contract with Donald Healey, thereby terminating the big  $70,000 $60,000 $50,000 $40,000 $30,000 $20,000 $10,000 $0 1982 1983 1984 1985  • 1967 Sunbeam Tiger II 32   • (Prices for cars in excellent condition.  1986  1987  1967-72 Ford Italia 1988  1989  1990  Corvette Italia 1991  1992  1993  1994 0 1967 Corvette Sting Ray 1995 1996 1997 Tiger II 1998 1999 2000  2001 Healey in the bargain. The MGC was poorly received in the market, so after two years of struggle it, in turn, was also terminated. The MGB was left to soldier on. Today, for the same price as a standard MGB, you can get a car that is quite rare. You also get an MG that can run in the fast lane on any freeway without beating you to death. In an era where an MG enthusiast will drive half-way across the country to go to a meet, a car that will comfortably cover 80 to 90 miles every hour for days on end—the MGC has a top speed of 120 mph—is quite desirable. Just don't expect to beat the Midgets on the autocross course during the meet. bulge added to cover the higher engine, with a little bulge on top of that to clear the carburetors. But in all other respects, the car is identical to the MGB, so in spite of the limited production of this car, it is easy to get replacement panels, trim parts, and interior pieces. Over time, the C has developed its own nearcult following, including John Twist of University Motors in Ada, Michigan. "It's the fastest MG available," he says. "It can do everything the Austin-Healey can do, but without the oil leaks, drafty top and uncomfortable ride." Even Prince Charles bought one and still owns it; his son Prince William was recently photographed driving it. As with any older British car, check for rust everywhere, and don't waste your time with a car that has serious coachwork or mechanical needs. You may have to search a while to find a good C but, when you find one, you'll have classic English lines with superior Interstate capability. Not a bad combination.—Gary Anderson• Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Yes, the 290 pounds that the six-cylinder engine adds to the MG does give a 55-45 weight distribution, compared to the 52-48 of the MGB, which does create some understeer. But the torsion-bar front suspension is stiffer, so the handling doesn't suffer as much as one might expect. Most inner panels and the entire front suspension had to be modified to accommodate the new engine, and the bonnet still had to have a ThP Twenty Year PICTURE Engine #  1967-69 4,542 $3,385 $6,000-$8,500 $400 $15 Left inner front fender well, near radiator. On engine, between first and second spark plug Club  National MGC Register, Keith Sanders, 2809 Copter Road, Pensacola, FL 32514 850/478-3171 ksamsmgc@juno.com www.mgcars.org.uk/amgcr Web site  Alternatives  Jensen-Healey, Datsun 2000, Sunbeam Tiger Jimmiii Variations On a V8 Theme 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible, 1967-72 Ford Italia Convertible, 1967 Sunbeam Tiger II 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* Sports Car Market


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  R1VI AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTOR CARS The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Amelia Island In conjunction with the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance March 10, 2001 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster The second Special Roadster built. This spectacular car was originally delivered to the Krupp family. Offered for sale for the first time in many years. CONSIGNMENT 8L MARKET EVALUATIONS: David Gooding, President & CEO (866) 762-8284 david@rmauctions.com Jack Boxstrom (613) 476-9132 jack@rmauctions.com Mike Fairbairn (800) 211 - Ian Kelleher (866) 762-8284 ian@rmauctions.com 4371 mike@rmauctions.com Rob Myers (800) 211-4371 rob@rmauctions.com Dennis Nicotra (203) 397-0734 dennis@rmauctions.com Dan Warrener (800) 211-4371 dan@rmauctions.com CATALOG REQUESTS, BIDDER REGISTRATION & SALE INFORMATION: (800) 211-4371 or www.rmauctions.com 9300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 tel: (310) 246 9880 fax: (310) 246 9744 dR Rein% Oreenwicb Time ej/elv LEFTBID.com  bid live online!  PASSPORT TRANSPORT


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ImmmiM" Winter  A rizona in January is really more fun than Monterey in August. This isn't to say there aren't better, more unusual cars on the Peninsula (after all, what could top the automotive gourmand's delight that is the Pebble Beach Concours). Everything that occurs during the Monterey weekend has a glorious sense of glitz and excess to it. In Monterey, no admission price seems too high, no parking space too expensive, no watered-down martini overpriced and no threeday-old race track hot dog too dear. When we go to Monterey, I have a vision of pasting $100 bills to my jacket, letting every vendor of every type just reach over and pluck one or two off as we pass by. Further, with everything at Monterey condensed into four frenetic days, it sometimes feels like you've gotten stuck on a carousel full of cars rather than horses, and you just ride around non-stop for 96 hours. When the twirling finally ends, you fall to the ground, exhausted, clutching 500 rolls of film to your chest, hoping you can find your way to the airport. Arizona, on the other hand, has just four major auctions (no concours, no races) spread out over a two-week period. The first weekend, when Kruse and Silver hawk their iron, is relaxing. In their tents, you can find a beer for a couple of bucks. Parking is free at some events. The lemonade is fresh. (We'll have a complete report on the BarrettJackson and RM events in the April issue.) I suggest you mark out ten days on your calendar next year, go to the land of the sun and take in at least four auctions. You'll enjoy the weather, and have a great time. Also in this issue, proving that cars are in fact being sold elsewhere in the world even if we Americans are going through our annual period of desert fixation, scribe HudsonEvans offers an enlightening summation of the Bonhams & Brooks Olympia sale and the Christie's Nine Elms auction. Many of the turn-of-the-century vehicles he reports on are virtually unknown in the US, but are nonetheless an important part of the collector car hobby.—ED. SCM 1-6 Scale Condition Rating 1: National concours standard/perfect. 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws. 3: Average daily driver in decent condition. 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws. 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems. 6: A non-running car in wretched physical condition that is probably only good for parts. 34  AUCTION REPORT,  ENGLISH CARS #1043-1932 ROLLS-ROYCE P II 2-door Convertible. Body by Croyden. S/N 239 AJS. Black/tan leather. Tan cloth top. LHD. Kruse International, Turf Paradise, Phoenix, Arizona anuary 12-15, 2001 ctioneers: Brent Earlywine, Rod Egan, Daniel Kruse, Dean Kruse Number of automotive lots: 513 Number of automotive lots sold: 216 Sale rate: 42.1% Sale total: $3,502,065 High: Lot #1098, 1934 Packard Sports Roadster sold at $79,800. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 5% their stocks were flying high, have not been promising. 13 Further, as shareholders begin to demand real profits, the pressures on those running the land side of the Internet companies continues to increase. With Kruse, the challenge is to transform a family business into a publicly-held one, without losing the charm and personal touches that made the company successful in the first place. Any acquisition is a tall order—just look at the difficulties DaimlerChrysler is having making its merger work ("You mean I'm the charwoman and not the bride?" cried the Durango.) Attending four auctions in two weeks in Arizona, the personal/family nature of the events was very clear. At Silver, it was Mitch's gang running the show. The same with RM, as David Gooding continues to put his stamp on their catalog events. And at Barrett-Jackson, Craig has a team in place that is loyal to him, and has fully bought into his vision for B-J. The monumental task ahead for John Levisay and Bruce Knox at Kruse is to use the name familiarity of the Kruse brand and the far-flung nature of its auctions to continue growing their business—while at the same time bringing a more business-like approach to the consigning, describing, and selling of cars. If they can do this, the industry will be better for it. It's not going to be easy, but both Levisay and Knox have rolled up their sleeves, and plunged in full speed ahead.—ED. LHD. Odo: 9,816 miles. Recently restored to a very good standard. Good chrome, very straight, nice dash and interior. Very clean under hood. Detailed undercarriage. A strong detail away from national concours. Arizona assigned VIN. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,250. One of the bargains of the auction. Bought by a man who said; "The last one of these I owned was 30 years ago." #783-1954 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH 4-door Sedan. Body by H.J. Mulliner. S/N DLW31. White/red leather. Report by Dave Kinney and Keith Martin Market opinions in italics oth the auction and the on-line worlds have their eyes on eBay/ Kruse. So far, the electronic world's forays into "land" auctions, which were snapped up by Internet companies when Odo: 18,146 miles. Floor-shift 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Painted wires. Cracked windshield, Very lumpy leather interior. One sidemounted tire missing. Bad, cracked and missing paint, worn wood. Some chrome has survived, but some needs restoring. Just $100,000 away from being perfect. Cond: 5-. NOT SOLD AT $83,000. When restored, this will be a beautiful Rolls, however, lots of bits and pieces are between you and the lawn at Pebble. And none of them are cheap. #670-1953 MG TD 2-door Roadster. S/N AZ228983. Red/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. RHD. Odo: 87,128 miles. Automatic. Bench seat. Factory steel wheels. Huge. Electric divider window. Old restoration to a decent standard. Tired chrome on radiator, some rust bubbling on hood seams. Doors shut well. Sports Car Market


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•MEV.. SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE SCO7TSDALE AZ Wide gap between doors on driver's side. Interior nicely redone. Door keyholes not masked before respray. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. A great wedding rental. But that's the only way this car will make you money. After that, it's wallet-emptying time. Could have been sold without regret. #1011-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 Roadster. S/N 812641. 6-cyl. Olde english white/red Racing Green/light green leather. No top. Odo: 168 miles. 4-speed. Painted wires. Wood steering wheel, outside race-style filler cap. A very decent looking repro, and at a postblock asking price of $31,500, it's tough to argue. The fiberglass Jag of your dreams—or nightmare. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $28,000. Equipped with a 4.2-liter Jag motor with synchromesh trans. Not a bad buy for the person looking for a distinctive driver, but not a lot of appreciation potential. Won't get you onto many concours greens without a lawnmowing attachment. #713-1964 JAGUAR XKE SI Convertible. S/N 342KUT. 6-cyl. Red/black leather. Tan sledding above $40K for a late XKE that has shine but not sparkle. #646-1997 JAGUAR XK82-door Convertible. S/N SAJGX2741VC0142. British leather. Black cloth top. LHD. Odo: 5,635 miles. 4-speed. Chrome wires. Unusual white steering wheel and column, fog lights. Rebuilt head, paint crack on driver's door, chip on passenger door. Most panel gaps good, driver's door hitting on front fender. 1998 Meadow Brook Hall Concours d'Elegance class winner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,000. A very nice older restoration, now with many visible flaws. Lots of buyers think these are great values as someone else has spent the big bucks making the car a trailer queen, now the new owner can drive it without worry of the first chip appearing. #1089-1957 MORGAN PLUS 4 2-door Convertible. S/N CA592201. 4-cyl. Olive cloth top. LHD. Chrome wires. Later 3.8 with console covered in vinyl. Ex-Mark Hyman. Older restoration to a driving standard. Very nice interior. Straight. Weird bumps under rear of bonnet. Screws holding in headlight covers. A handsome driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,500. A very fair price for a great 30-foot car. $30K for an E-type isn't unusual, but $30K for a GOOD E-type is. This car has a known history, and we watched the seller tell the new owner all about the car (always a good sign). Enjoy. #663-1968 JAGUAR XKE 2+2 2-door Coupe. Light green/light green vinyl. LHD. Odo: 71,543 miles. Automatic. Chrome Racing Green/tan vinyl. Tan cloth top. LHD. Odo: 51,000 miles. Automatic. Factory mags. A few nicks and scratches in paint. Convertible top has slight stains. Looks very wellcared for. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Too low for a nice XK8, but not by a bunch. These are becoming just used cars. FRENCH CARS #1020-1950 DELAHAYE 175 M 2-door Convertible. Body by Henri Chapron. S/N B15308. Red/red leather. Tan cloth top. LHD. drab green/black leather. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 55,860 miles. 4-speed. Factory steel wheels. Honest wear to older restoration, de-silvered mirrors, lots of paint chips and scratches. What's with the six side exhaust pipes? Was this a futile attempt to make a Morgan look like an Excalibur? Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Not far off the mark for a correct price at auction. With the cost associated to de-pipe this car, as well as a general spilling, the owner might have passed up a decent deal. #764-1963 JAGUAR C-TYPE REPLICA 2-door Roadster. S/N 887853. 6-cyl. British wires. Series I car. Older restoration that's seen use. Body straight enough, interior decent. A/C under dash. All rubber around windows very poor. Could be an honest old car looking for a loving home; could be a Titanic waiting for an iceberg. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,400. 2+2 automatics are really cheap. And, ifyou've got (very) small kids and do a lot of city driving, they are a perfect way to get around in style. But they will never appreciate, and condition will always determine price. #I073-1974 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Convertible. S/N UE1S24388.Eng.# 7S15671LA. Red/black leather. Black vinyl top. LHD. Odo: 47,907 miles. 4-speed. Chrome wires. A recent and decent restoration, but lacking in the flair that attracts the crowds. Factory air conditioned. Nice, but not a show stopper. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $38,000. Right car, right color, right money, still no-sale. It's tough March, 2001  Odo: 78,1321(ms. Bench seat. Chrome wires. A very presentable example, but not a perfect car. Some waves in body trim chrome, Older "F.U.N.S.A.8" tires show first signs of dry rot. Older leather splitting in some places. Missing center rear-view mirror. Wood tone metal dash shows well. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $175,000. Running very rich on the drive up to the podium. Car card lists the body as by "Champion"—don 'tcha just love spell check? Most if not all 17 5s were left-hand drive. Not enough money here to get the job done. #1076-1949 DELAHAYE 175 2-door Convertible. Body by Figoni and Falaschi. S/N 175815036. 6-cyl. 4L. 160hp. Red/red leather. Tan cloth top. LHD. Odo: 2,539 kms. Split bench. Chrome wires. Former owners The Maharajah of Mysore and Sir Elton John. Very good chrome and paint, excellent interior. Poor fitting trunk lid, runs well with no visible 35


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE SCO7TSDALE A -1 . , „iif, 7',  "it 11. N  ----  ' ‘ Ike Ile - ', • • • • • • • • smoke. Large and in charge. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Was converted from a coupe to a convertible in the 1980s. A handsome car in the right colors, with the steering wheel on the correct side. About the end of the road in the dollar department, though. GERMAN CARS #653-1955 MERCEDES BENZ 300 D Limousine. S/N 4500557. White/red "velvet plush" cloth. LHD. Split bench. Factory steel cloth/blue steel top. Odo: 84,810 miles. Factory steel wheels. Rare factory 4-speed transmission. Air conditioned, Becker AM/FM radio, Nardi wood steering wheel. Good dash wood, decent interior. Good panel gaps. Pirelli radial tires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. Europeans refer to the 230 through 280SL series as "pagoda" cars, for the style of the hardtop. This bid should have been enough to make the pink slip find a new wallet to sit in. #1087-1985 PORSCHE 911 2-door Cabriolet. S/N WPOZZZ1ZF S15400. Bronze/ harness, roll bar. Said to have a Ruf Kevlar widebody, lightweight glass, Claimed 550 horsepower. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $80,000. Ex-Steve Beddor, 1994 One Lap of America all-wheel-drive car. Owner claims a cost of $313,000; let 's hope it's just more fuzzy math. Wants $169,500 now. Strangely appealing, but loads of money for a semi-famous racer. Final bid was more than plenty. ITALIAN CARS #1082-1966 FERRARI 330 GT 2+2 2-door Coupe. S/N 8325. 12-cyl. Dark blue/gray leather. Odo: 68,039 miles. 5-speed. Chrome wheels. Full sunroof, Becker Mexico AMSW radio. Very poor wood, incorrect interior has incorrect cloth and cheap vinyl, poor door fit and very poor panel gaps. Loads of body filler. A cheeseburger restoration with curly fries. Post block offered at $20,000. Cond: 5+. NOT SOLD AT $16,500. The best bet for this car is to fly it to Cuba, wait till Castro kicks, claim it once carried Che to dance lessons and hope a dentist from Miami buys it for a full restoration. Otherwise, no hope here. Viva El Coral reef! #1084-1956 PORSCHE 356A 1600 SPEEDSTER 2-door Convertible. Body by Reutter. S/N 82071. Red/tan leather. Black cloth top. Odo: 180 miles. Porsche hubcaps. dark brown leather. Odo: 70,897 miles. 5-speed. Factory mags. Miles claimed actual. Slant-nose conversion, steel. Whale tail. Good interior. Good paint with no apparent flaws. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,500. Bid was not unreasonable for a 1985 Cabriolet. #1110-1987 PORSCHE 928 "PROTOTYPE" 2-door Convertible. Body by Spyder Werks. S/N WPOJB0921HS8609. II  n 15 e •  t d "  _ " " wires. Older restoration to a good standard. Good paint with a few minor flaws. Small bubbles at front of hood. Polished, chromed wires. Interior looks freshly redone. A great driver. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $57,000. An auction veteran heading towards its last roundup, the block at Barrett-Jackson the next week, where it finally finds a new owner. And for less than the amount "bid" here. Imagine that. Stay tuned for details. #707-1971 ISO RI VOLTA LELE 2-door Coupe. S/N K500126. 8-cyl. 351ci. Silver/ Decent panel gaps, and good panel fit. Excellent paint and chrome. Smooth running, no smoke even at cold start. Imperial Palace auto collection $65,000 price tag casually left in the car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $45,800. The Kruse Scottsdale auction was the place to be to watch this Speedster sell at a totally market-correct price. Seller and buyer should both leave happy. #1101-1968 MERCEDES BENZ 250 SL 2-door Convertible. S/N 11304310003125. Cotswold blue/blue M-B tex (vinyl). Blue 36 Red/tan leather. Black cloth top. Automatic. Aftermarket mags. Spyder Werks (Minnesota) conversion. Good quality fit and finish, this is the third prototype built, now with upgrades like windows and atop. (see R&T, Jan. '01) AM/FM, Momo steering wheel, Yokohama 285/30 ZR18 rubber. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Some would argue this is the best thing to happen to a 928 outside of a crusher. Strangely built on a car with a salvage title, but hey, the fun is in the driving, right? #1092-1990 PORSCHE 911 C-4 RUF 2door Coupe. S/N WP0AB2966LS4502. Black/black Recaro cloth. Odo: 24,768 miles. 6-speed manual. Ruf wheels. Ruf "CTR Yellow Bird", a repainted race car. Twin turbo. Paint and trim in good shape,interior is mixture of stock and race prepared. Simpson race dark blue leather. Odo: 94,292 miles. 5-speed. Factory mags. Good-looking car with only minor flaws; rust bubbles on gas cap, small dent in LR quarter, passenger door has been worked. Very good interior. Only 300 built, only 50 with 5-speed. A cheap classic. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $12,200. For less - than- perfect Leles, anything over $12K is a gift. #697-1972 ISO RI VOLTA LELE 2-door Coupe. 8-cyl. 327ci. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 7,541 kms. 5-speed. Factory mags. Actual miles claimed (71,350). Chevy engine. Sunroof. Average shiny respray. Rust bubbles at front of passenger door. Interior nicely redone. All chrome lightly pitted, stainless showing age. Sports Car Market


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• • • • • • • • ce.nat A .•...U.. EE vumn UCTION REPORT: KRUSE SCO7TSDALE ba ebration. $40,000 should have been plenty to see it change hands. #672-1980 FERRARI 308 GTSi 2-door Spyder. S/N ZFFAA02A3A00333. Red/tan leather. Black vinyl top. Odo: 8,113 miles. Headlight covers not fitting properly. A slightly tired driver. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. Fair money. #688-1973 DETOMASO LONGCHAMP 2-door Convertible. Body by Ghia. S/N THLC0602369. 351ci. Sable/tan leather and cloth. Tan cloth top. Odo: 76,832 miles. Factory mags. Air conditioned, disc brakes, power windows, Nardi wood steering wheel. Ford motor and transmission. Said to be one of just 20 Spyders built. Very good interior, top, paint and chrome. Delaminating windshield glass. Michelin XWX tires. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. This car appeared at the DeTomaso factory in 1999 at a 40-year cel- INT-AGE 410 TO RC Pe:R Established 19'1 Factory mags. Mileage claimed original. Very shiny paint. Some rust bubbling on passenger door bottom. Superb interior. Recent $5,000 service. Looks like a very good two-valve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,100. Another small bargain, but a car that looked less good the longer you examined it. While low miles may be good for resale, they are actually worse for a car than being driven with more regularity. #1012-1982 FIAT 124 SPYDER 2-door Convertible. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 2FAASCOB2C5C016. White/black and cream vinyl. Black vinyl top. Odo: 110,550 miles. 5-speed. Aftermarket mags. Worn steering wheel but decent dash, good vinyl interior, good wood in dash. Craig AM/FM cassette. Paint runs in rear 1/4 panel. Passenger mirror is missing, but the holes are still present. Mag wheels chewed up, 2 center caps missing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,968. California registered, A rare opportunity to purchase today s most desirable cars! PRIVATE COLLECTION SALE Shown by appointment only. Call Ken Dougherty. 2000 fuel injected. Just about market correct price for a non-rusty 124 Spyder. Buy one to have fun or for a refresh/clean-up project, but don't buy one to restore. #1115-1986 MASERATI BITURBO 2door Convertible. Body by Zagato. S/N ZAMFL1100GA3305. 6-cyl. Red/tan leather. Blue canvas top. Odo: 58,693 miles. Automatic. Factory mags. Paint poorly spotted-in at trunk. Trunk fit off slightly. Panel fit good otherwise. Interior dirty, but no rips or tears. Smells smoked-in. A survivor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $4,500. Cheap fun until the turbos 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, Texas 77074 713-541-2281 Fax 713-541-2286 yintagemotorcars@ey1.net 1971 Maserati Indy: Red/black leather. 4.2L, 5-speed, factory A/C, excellent cond. $25,000. 1965 Maserati Mistral: Red/black leather, 3.7L 5-speed, new paint, interior & chrome. $35,000. ,  1963 Maserati Sebnng: Black/red leather, 5-speed  A/C, completely restored 1996. $35,000.  1969 Maserati Ghibli cut Spyder: Black/red leather/ black cloth top, 4.7L, 5-speed, P/S, A/C. $59,000. 1963 Maserati Vignale Spyder: Black/black leather/ black doth top, 5-speed. disc brakes, 1 of 248. $75,000. 011 ■ 1.-- 1972 Maserati Ghihi 4.955 Coupe: Red/black leathei 5-speed, power steenng , restored in 1996.542,000. 1968 Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Cony. White/black/black.  Auto.,powerdisc brakes, PS. Nat show winner $65,000.  1953 Jaguar XK120 DHC: Red/tan leather/black cloth top, 4-speed, rest. in 1995, excellent. $55,000. =, 1958 Jaguar XK150 Coupe: Cotswold blue/red leather, very rare automatic, recent resto. $33,000. March, 2001 1969 Mustang428 Cobra Jet Mach 1 Sports Roof Fast-  back. Lime GolcVblack. Auto., PS. Show winner. $26,500  1969 Ferrari 365 2+2: Black leather, 5-speed,  factory A/C, new leather, excellent cond. $45,000.  1934JaguarSSITourer Yellowkiark green leather/black, 2.5L, chrome wires, rare open 4 seater. $70,000. 37


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 SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE SCO7TSDALE AZ blow. And that probably won't happen for at least a week. Also, always carry hot dogs and a stick in the trunk, so if the car sets fire to itself you can enjoy a wienie roast while it burns. JAPANESE CARS #793-1974 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 2-door Wagon. S/N FJ40164670. Forest green/black vinyl. White top. Odo: 24,359 4-speed. Bucket seats. Aftermarket mags. Suicide front end. Custom body and frame. Firstplace (and only?) T bucket in Newport Car Show. 5,000 miles since restoration (creation?). Nicely detailed engine bay, excellent paint. The inspiration for the Prowler? Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $12,750. T-roadsters just don't do well in the market, being so highly customized that it takes another T-roadster lover, with exactly your tastes, to get big bucks for one. #382-1927 FORD MODEL T Roadster. S/N C460623. Green/black fenders/black leather. Black vinyl top. Column shift. Bench • • • • • • • • guard points higher than RF. Chrome doesn't match body well. Good panel fit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $33,250. This car was really let down by the poor attention to all the little details that make the difference between a $30K and a $60K car. All the problems indicative of a "thrown-together-for-the-auction" restoration. #795-1964 FORD GALAME 500XL 2-door Fastback. S/N 4J68Z I 58724. 8-cyl. 390ci. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 51,711 miles. Automatic. miles. 4-speed. Aftermarket mags. Winch. Rust bubbles under paint at rear of top and above rear wheel arches. Fairly straight. Roll cage, sideways-facing rear seat. A pretty good example of these often-hammered workhorses. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Bid was all the money and then some. These primitive SUVs have a following, but roughies like this stop short of $10K. SWEDISH CARS #1114-1973 VOLVO P1800ES 2-door Wagon. S/N 1836353005314. 4-cyl. Dark seat. Painted wires. A "cutesy" older restoration, now with some rusty chrome and boardstiff leather. Surface rust in the trunk (no rumble seat). Could be brought back to #3 condition in one weekend with a scrub brush, a can of black paint and some skinned knuckles. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $5,966. A good buy for a car that will come back to life with some easy effort. Model T prices have hit the rock bottom, so buy one quick-there're only about 100,000 of them left. #1102 - 1930 PACKARD 733 CONVERT- IBLE COUPE. S/N 292827. 8-cyl. Yellow w/ black fenders/tan leather. Tan cloth top. Odo: Factory steel wheels. Claimed original miles. Recent respray with lots of orange peel. Chrome tired, missing Galaxie badge on driver's side. Straight enough. Good interior kit, passenger front seat leans to right. Quality of paint and bodywork not confidence-inspiring. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $3,000. Strangely handsome big car. But poorly done, overall, leading to this low bid. However, even with needs, this is at least a $5K car. #319-1965 FORD MUSTANG GT Coupe. S/N 5R07C240851. 8-cyl. 289ci. Light yellow/white vinyl, tan carpets. Odo: 65,458 green/tan. Odo: 5,888 miles. 4-speed. Factory steel wheels. Spare clutch in box in trunk (?). Very straight and unmolested. Minor scratches to paint. Some rock chips to nose. Good interior with normal wear. A solid driver. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $8,760. While finding these cars in good condition is rare, that doesn't mean they are valuable. Fairmarket bid. AMERICAN CARS #799-1927 FORD MODEL T Roadster Special. S/N 1002700FD00. 8-cyl. 350ci. Orange/orange, yellow velour. Odo: 5,207 miles. 41 miles. Floor-shift 3-speed manual. Bench seat. Factory steel wheels. Rumble seat, golf bag door, chrome band on dual side mounts. Excellent paint and interior, weak chrome at windshield surround. Wheel hubs look out of place with no polish. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $57,500. TAXI! Not the best choice of colors for a high-dollar restoration. Think your color choice through when your bucks are on the line. It would be interesting to see how much more this would have brought in a more attractive color combo. #740-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 2-door Convertible. S/N VC57K107193. 8cyl. 283ci. Yellow/yellow, gray. Odo: 13,172 miles. 3-speed. Factory steel wheels. Recent full restoration to an uneven standard. Overdrive. Tape deck hidden in period tissue dispenser. Attractive interior kit not stretched properly. Dash partially restored. LF bumper 38  miles. Wood wheel, Pony interior, GT options, remote control mirrors. Very clean, interior presents well. Some rust bubbles at the drip rails-what's with that? Aftermarket valve covers. For sale after the block for $7,500. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,512. Offered at no reserve, it was a little bit of a buy at this sale. A clean Mustang is a great driver. #1095-1965 SHELBY COBRA 427 S/C 2-door Convertible. S/N CSX4145. 8-cyl. 450ci. 500hp. Blue/black leather. Black vinyl top. Odo: 648 miles. Factory mags. 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of restored and unrestored. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $24,400. Non-numbers matching, slightly scruffi, Sting Rays like this are great buys in the mid-$20Ks. You look good going down the road, they make all the right sounds, and if you keep the hood closed at the concours, who will know? #742-1966 FORD MUSTANG Convert- ible. S/N 6F08C701192. 8-cyl. 289ci. Burgundy/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. Odo: $110,000. The CSX4000 series cars are known as "component cars," not to be confused with the CSX3000 series "continuation cars. "Got that? These were to be an updated version of the Cobra, and most were built with fiberglass bodies, in the early '80s. #744-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Roadster. 8-cyl. 427ci. 425hp. Ice blue/white. Blue hard top. Odo: 34,405 miles. 4-speed. Factory steel wheels. Engine correct for car, but . -- 95,564 miles. Automatic. Non-spinner caps. AM radio, Rally-Pac. Incorrect (and cheesy) spring-loaded antenna. Lots of newer repro parts. Older top has cloudy rear window. Poor panel fit. A cheapo restoration. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $10,600. Astute seller has recently replaced the door sills, giving the interior a fresher look than it deserves. Right where the final bid should have been on this "driver" Mustang. A good buy, a good sell. not numbers matching (unstamped block). Body has numerous scratches, poorly touched up. Fresh interior kit. Console and gauges not restored. Paint falling off RF fender. An odd mix #1062-1966 FORD MUSTANG GT 2+2 Fastback. S/N 6R09A121523. 8-cyl. 289ci. Burgundy/cream vinyl. Odo: 13,319 miles. Automatic. Styled steel wheels. Air conditioned, power steering, pony interior, Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! .... .  . L:....... : s i  66-8797 `Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web.' • www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available www.classic car scorn (WE BUY CARS) ALFA ROMEO TZ1  TALBOT LAGO T26  CAN-AM SBARRO  M.M. BARCHETTA LANCIA Gr.5  ELVA BARCHETTA  OSCA 273 S  ABARTH OT (DATABASE CHASSIS NUMBERS) HISTORIC RACE JUNE 2001 bob@classicscars.com


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: KRUSE SCOTTSDALE AZ • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • - console, tinted glass, remote side view mirror. Cracked wood steering wheel, some orange peel, but otherwise a very nice car. 3,000 miles since restoration. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $17,500. A strong bid for a Mustang fastback, but this was a well turned-out example. However, you 're well into convertible money at $ 17K, and wouldn't you really rather put the top down on your classic Mustang when you go to the cruise-in? #1063 - 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Coupe. S/N 194377S114830. 8-cyl. 427ci. 435hp. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 46,893 miles. 4-speed. Rallye wheels. Frame on restoration white and black vinyl. Odo: 16,105 miles. 4speed. Rallye wheels. Owner states this was 4-year, $67,000 restoration. Excellent paint, chrome, interior and glass. Unbelievably, it had mis-matched tires and an incorrect steering wheel. Aftermarket trim abounds in the engine compartment. 6 CD changer. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Was said to have been found sitting in an Arizona backyard for 17 years. "Personalization" by the new owner was a huge downer, as the Yenko buyer wants nothing but original. #383-1967 PONTIAC GTO 2-door Coupe. S/N 242177Z123536. 8-cyl. 400ci. Teal blue/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. Odo: 8-cyl. 440ci. Cream/dark green vinyl. Black vinyl roof. Odo: 87,162 miles. 4-speed. Factory mags. Claimed original miles. 440/Six-Pack. Vinyl roof faded. Very straight, although passenger door fit off. Mags oxidized. Interior good. Factory tach. Rust on top of rear bumper. Heavy orange peel to paint. Lot of eyeball, but unfortunate color. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,100. VIN reveals this car was born as a 383-4V ("H" in fifth position of VIN, 440-3X2V has an "M') As a nicely done "badger, " a fair buy. But why not paint it a sexy color while you're swapping out the drivetrain? Cream over green vinyl? Blecch. #686-1969 CHEVROLET COPO CAMARO 2-door Coupe. SN 124379N578203. completed in 2000. Matching numbers. Red line tires, red trim "stinger" hood, F-41 suspension, side pipes, AM/FM radio. No A/C. Not as crisp as a fresh restoration should appear, but a strong-looking 'Vette. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $49,200. If you are buying a coupe with no air conditioning, make sure the car has performance options. With a 435-horse tripower, flow-through ventilation should be no problem on a hot day. Just don't get caught in traffic. All the money on this one. #605-1967 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA 2do o r Coupe. S/N BH23D72310552. 8-cyl. 273ci. Light yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 78,015 74,056 miles. Column-shift automatic. Bench seat. Rallye wheels. Factory air conditioned. Pioneer AM/FM cassette, Edelbrock carb. Window rubber gaskets dead and gone, fair panel gaps, weak dash trim, rear panel shelf warped. "Street Hawk" radials. Needs lots of help. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $12,190. Columnshift automatic, bench seats and air conditioning are not all value-added features for most GTOs. For sale post-block for $16,250; good luck. #74 I -1968 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE NOMAD Station Wagon. S/N 13458Z109111. 8-cyl. 327ci. Red/tan vinyl, 8-cyl. 427ci. Orange/black. Odo: 21,109 miles. Automatic. Factory steel wheels. Factory documented, original miles. Superbly restored to a very high standard. Can't fault. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $66,000. Great car, needs another $5K or so to cut it loose. #1031 - 1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 2-door Fastback. S/N 9F02Z173009. 8cyl. 429ci. 375hp. Wimbledon white/black miles. Column-shift automatic. Bench seat. Dog dish hubcaps. Air conditioned. Very good paint and chrome, but a messy mix of dirt and oil underhood, and chromed plastic on the dash area is peeling off. Still for sale at $6,900 after the trip across the auction block. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $5,000. Barracuda collectors are looking for the later cars, and with performance options. This car does not fit those guidelines on both counts. Final bid was plenty for a soon-to-be orphan. #1065-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO YENKO RS/SS 2-door Coupe. S/N 124377N153413. 8-cyl. 427ci. Dark blue/ 40  velour. Freshly restored to a good standard. Front bumper has some scars, rear hatch doesn't fit properly. Plastic around LR taillight broken. Otherwise, surprisingly handsome for a big wagon. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $7,000. Only 810 Nomads built in 1968. As wagons make a comeback in the new car market, designers could do worse than to look at some of these old big bombers and do some creative copying. #790-1969 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-door Hardtop. S/N RM23H9G270849. vinyl. Odo: 31,498 miles. 4-speed. Factory mags. Repainted, and with some restoration work, but represented as, and appears to be, a low-miles survivor. Power steering and brakes, Traction-Lok, deluxe interior, console. Trunkmounted battery, factory window sticker now laminated and on view. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. Boss Mustang prices are on the rise, and thefinal bid, although fair, is no longer the number excellent car owners are looking for Seller might have lost some sleep after turning 41 large down, but sweet dreams are corning for those who wait (till B-J). #1045 - 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 2-door Coupe. S/N 136379B359613. Sports Car Market


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•11.•.v.v.•.•.•SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVE FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ r 8-cyl. 396ci. 375hp. Butternut yellow/black vinyl. 4-speed. No radio, 4-barrel carb, console, 4.10 Posi rear, tinted glass. Clean inside and out, tough to fault any part of the condition of this Chevelle. Claimed to be a factory race car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. Car card claims it is a Malibu (despite wrong serial # preftx), that it has an L-89 code motor (which would make it one of just 400 built with the 396/402 block) and that it is "one of 4 Daytona SS cars built. "More documentation, please. #743-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER HEM! 2-door Coupe. S/N JS23ROB221762. 8-cyl. 426ci. 425hp. Orange/black vinyl. Posi-track, tilt wheel, AM/FM console, Hurst shifter. Split seat seams, split in console. Aftermarket water temp gauge, flawed repaint work abounds. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $4,240. With looks somewhere between a Japanese condom ad and a grain ofpuffed rice, the AMX stands out. SCM's new Price Guide shows a 50% increase on these forgotten collectibles. Buy it while you're young, live a long life, get your investment dollars back, maybe. #347-1973 PLYMOUTH DUSTER 2-door Coupe. S/N VS29H3B348585. 8-cyl. 340ci. Cream tan/black vinyl. Black vinyl top. Odo: 64,533 miles. Automatic. Factory steel iko w .  lin COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS Silver Auctions Fountain Hills, AZ January 12-15, 2001 Auctioneer: Paul Baer, Bob Graham, Mitch Silver and Steve Dorsey Number of automotive lots: 474 Number of automotive lots sold: 253 Sale rate: 53.4% Sale total: $2,979,912 High: Lot #167, 1957 Cadillac Series 62 2-door convertible, sold for $52,520 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 4% 4-speed. Factory steel wheels. Letter from Chrysler Registry as 63rd of 93 '70 Hemi Challengers known to exist. Original, superb interior. Under hood fully restored. Multiple show winner. Superb. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $50,000. Really a $70,000 car—or maybe even more. #748-1971 OLDSMOBILE 442 W-30 2door Coupe. S/N 344871M147364. 8-cyl. ".".1.11 4111111rir 1.1 wheels. Air conditioned, six pack, aftermarket AM/FM, console, tinted glass. Dents and dings all up and down both sides, Bondo filled. Overspray. Good chrome. Not an economy car, not a road rocket—an almostsupercar for the painfully shy? Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $6,800. Proving once again that not all Mopars are big dollar cars, this bid was generous enough. A Duster is a Duster, and no one aspires to own one as their "must have" car. #607-1984 CHEVROLET CAMARO 2door Coupe. S/N I G 1 AP8729EL1203. Black/ better than the usual site in Fountain Hills itself. The tents were pitched in the casino's back parking lot, supplying plenty of fenced-in asphalt to hold the consigned cars. There was ample parking room for the attendees as well, and the casino provided convenient facilities for the auction office (in addition to providing entertaining means for non-automotive inclined spouses to squander their money while their better halves were squandering, a.k.a. investing, their money under the tent). 0 Bronze/black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 45,034 miles. Automatic. Factory mags. Claimed original miles. Numbers-matching W-30 442, with build sheet. Fully restored using all GM parts. Salmon-pink inner fender wells (!). Photodocumented restoration. Can't reasonably fault. Very attractive. Cond: 1 -. NOT SOLD AT $16,000. Not really enough for this car, but on the other hand, 442s just don 't have the appeal of Malibus, Camaros or Mustangs. Maybe $20K? #787-1973 AMC JAVELIN AMX Fast- back. S/N A3M798Z281067. 8-cyl. 401ci. Blue two tone/black vinyl. Odo: 66,336 miles. 4-speed. Incorrect basket style mags. 401 GoPack with factory air induction hood. AMX option, power steering, brakes, factory air, March, 2001  black and tan cloth and vinyl. Odo: 98,349 miles. Factory steel wheels. Very nice paint with minor flaws and buff marks, clean interior with a great dash, Air conditioned, power steering, brakes, AM/FM. "Duralon DS Radial IV" tires (where do folks find these brands?). Looks fast, goes slow, an economy Camaro. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $1,272. Cheap money for a running and driving car. Next year, go to the auction right from the airport, buy one of these and save on a rent-a-car. Probably now for sale at a "buy here, pay here" used car lot for just $1,300 down and $200 a month for 36 months. www.sportscarmarket.com Mother Nature played no favorites as the entire valley received a drenching on Friday. Regardless, only a handful of consignors didn't run their vehicles through, with most returning on the dry days of Saturday, Sunday and Monday. It was also unseasonably cool, but the weather didn't chill the action under the tent— a respectable 53% of the lots changed hands. Compared to last year, the number of consignments were up by two dozen, the sales rate was constant and the cash box was only lighter by a hundred thousand dollars and change, most likely due to the rain. Exceptionally strong, bone-stock, restored #1 and 2 cars were selling fairly well while the commensurate mega-buck street rods (and there were dozens of them) weren't moving, even with strong money bids. Also, exceptionally good condition original cars were selling well. The middle market (Mitch Silver's target audience of $10,000-$30,000 cars) held its own and even the bottom-feeder cars were finding plenty of new dreamers/owners. ("Maybe this will be the only 250,000-mile Mercedes 190E on the planet that won't need any work in the next five years.") No records were set, but business was good nonetheless. Several sales Al Report by B. 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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ it were generated minutes after a car crossed the block, testament to the Silver crew's ability and willingness to work with both parties to put together as many deals as possible. With the change of venues for both the Kruse and Silver auctions (28 miles and a third of Phoenix's stoplights separating the two), there was less "auction hopping" than last year. By Sunday, it seemed like all the usual suspects at a Kruse sale had at least checked out the Silver event, though, even if they didn't have cars entered. It appears the current pecking order has January's first weekend of sales featuring the battle for the breadand-butter market, leaving the following weekend for Barrett-Jackson and RM to sort out the upper crust.—B. MC. A USTRIAN CARS #96-1973 STEYR-PUCH PINZGAUER 710 M 2-door Military Utility. S/N 5751264. 4-cyl. Gloss olive drab/olive drab, o.d. 411011-4 H-:1 111111.11 13"LII 1 1111111111 1,296 miles. Painted wires. New exhaust, radial tires. A well-restored car that has been used sparingly. Engine could stand a bit of cleaning and touch-up. Motor runs very well. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $14,500. A fine example, worth at least $5K more than the amount bid. #150-1960 JAGUAR XK 150S 2-door Convertible. S/N 5831573. Red/biscuit leather, tan cloth top. Odo: 33,005 miles. $17,000. All tarted up as if this were a Kruse auction. Strange, the requisite jar of Grey Poupon was missing from the rear package shelf #388-1964 AUSTIN MINI 2-door Sedan. S/N AA2575588760M. Aqua metallic/tan cloth. Odo: 87,914 miles. 4-speed. After- canvas top. Odo: 39,494 lcms. 4-speed. Factory steel wheels. Fresh restoration of an Austrian Armed Forces equivalent to the Jeep. Aircooled gasoline Puch engine. Added grille guard and fog lamps. Wheels painted aluminum silver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,960. With the exception of Colorado (where they have something of a limited cult following), be the only one on your block with one. But don't plan on getting transfer case parts at NAPA. ENGLISH CARS #176-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 2-door Coupe. S/N W57468. White/burgundy leather. Odo: 75,406 miles. 4-speed. Steel discs with knock-offs. Nardi steering wheel. Carpet is fading. Runs so rich that it is impossible to stand behind the car for any extended time (pity the poor sot driving the lot behind it). In an act of poetic justice, it blew a radiator hose right on the podium. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,720. Has appeared at this venue several times. Great to see someone give it a new home. Coupes will never pull anywhere near the money an open car will. Overall, a cheap 120, but not a great investment. #506-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 2-door Roadster. S/N BN4L072326. Blue metallic/black vinyl, interior and soft top. Odo: 42  white piping; white. Odo: 71,320 miles. Factory steel wheels. Masking tape adhesive still present on door window frames. Rare 3position DHC. Fresh motor (sounds stout, too). New windshield supplied to replace the cracked one. Very cute, lots of eyeball. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,200. One of these makes a Corvair look like a gas-guzzling barge. A cheap way to get invited to the Oddball Car Convention. #134-1964 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III 4-door Sedan. S/N SFU37. Two-tone gray metallic/burgundy leather. Odo: 28,403 miles. Automatic. Knock-off chrome wires. Combination of ultra-wide whitewall tires and knock-offs didn't help the presentation one bit. Tired repaint (one of several). Original brightwork could stand replating. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT wires. Loose left-side wind wing eventually broke off by Sunday. Low-budget front grille guard. Some paint chipping on wood, miscellaneous paint chips on body. Fender-mounted mirrors and lamps. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Dragged up the podium each successive day. Each day, it was bid to $17,000. Each day, it didn't sell. 1 never thought I'd live to see the day that 1 dreaded seeing a Morgan cross the block (again). #254-1968 JAGUAR XKE SERIES 12+2 2-door Coupe. S/N 1E78782BW. 6-cyl. 4200cc. Light yellow/black leather. Odo: 44,410 miles. Automatic. Chrome wires. Rear bumpers and other miscellaneous brightwork pitted. Decent panel fit, but not spectacular. Mild engine grunge from well-kept use. Appears to have been restored when E-type prices went insane 12 years ago, then put to use when the market crashed. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market Chrome wires. Good recent restoration with fresh leather. Front grille bar, stainless exhaust, radial tires, aftermarket steering wheel. Door fit seemed a bit odd. Body not perfect, but presents nicely. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,560. On Sunday, it was re-run and declared a nosale at $38,500. Deal gone bad? New owner trying to turn a quick profit? Dog and pony show? Martians lookingfor something to keep Elvis occupied? #198-1960 HILLMAN MINX 2-door Convertible. S/N 946508. Resale red/red vinyl, market mags. Interior completely done in a nonstock, but competent, fabric and manner. Superb paint. A smattering of non-stock motor and interior bits. Non-stock exhaust. Only minimal signs of useage on whole car. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $9,000. Probably attracted more "crumpets" than all the E-type Jags out there combined. For the quality of what was done to it, the owner was right to hang onto it. #168-1965 MORGAN PLUS 4 2-door Roadster. S/N 5979. Red/black vinyl top and interior. Odo: 69,180 miles. 4-speed. Painted


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ #72-1970 JAGUAR XKE SERIES 11 2+2 Coupe. S/N 1R4346BW. 6-cyl. 4200cc. Buruundy/black vinyl. Odo: 86,905 miles. toration. Some wrinkles in door frame brightwork. Minimal signs of use under the fiberglass bonnet. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,192. Not a car that is high on too many people's short list, they are still competent performers. Buyer got what appears to be a well-sorted restoration. #120-1973 MGB 2-door convertible. S/N GHN5UD324425. Red/black vinyl soft top; SOLD AT $10,712. Right smack dab in the middle of the market, as was realized by both buyer and consignor. #218-1969 MGB-GT 2-door coupe. S/N GHD417281G. 4-cyl. Light yellow/black Automatic. Chrome wires. A very old repaint with a few strategically located chips. Uninspiring redone interior. Unkempt engine bay. Motor revs high, even when warmed up. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,880. A tough one to call. Bought pretty well if nothing expensive breaks before it gets out the gate. Sold well if something does. #392-1971 TVR VIXEN 2500 2-door Coupe. S/N 1996T. 6-cyl. 2500cc. Red/black cloth. Odo: 62,863 miles. Factory mags. Vinyl sunroof. Recipient of a very recent res- viny1.0do: 44,287 miles. Painted wires. Left mirror on the door, right mirror on the fender. "Fitted" with hood pins. Low-budget new carpet. Rear compartment floor is crudely remade and in poor shape. Grille badge and antenna mast missing. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $2,132. A disposable car at a disposable car price. With convertibles in commensurate condition bringing this kind of money, the seller did well to move the less-popular coupe. tan vinyl. Odo: 70,205 miles. 4-spoke rally wheels. Steering wheel mitten. Fresh overspray in wheel well, small bubbles in rocker panels. Painted-over rusty tailpipe. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $2,700. Bid was proper. Brilliant Bs can bring $15,000, but this was far from that. #346-1974 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Convertible. S/N UE1S24200. 12-cyl. Chocolate brown/tan leather. Odo: 56,841 miles. 4speed. Chrome wires. Air conditioning. A few minor paint nicks on trunk lid and nose. Some corrosion on bonnet fasteners. Seat bottoms are extremely discolored and disfigured. An all-original car. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT When POSIES, Inc. needs to ship their Extremelinerr" they choose Intercity. You can choose us too. * 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 arie a' cbd,donitritOti' d d,ThelieteliOri Automobile Museum and Corvette Mike March, 2001  552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 43


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 SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ not at this venue. About 30 years away from being a "collector car " #104-1989 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR 4-door Sedan. S/N SCAZNO2A2 KCX27. Dark blue metallic/tan leather, vinyl • • • • • • • • lusioned owners really thought they had this year 's potential Pebble Beach Best of Show car. It'll take a lot more than potential to get this to Pebble Beach. And that just into the spectators' parking lot. #189-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 23051, 2door Convertible. S/N 113 042 100120. 6cyl. 2300cc. Silver blue/black leather interior; $21,000. While the E-types may have best been called "the greatest crumpet collector known to man," they probably weren't thinking of lumpy brown cars that remind one of a Hershey bar. Bid was fair enough. #405-1974 JENSEN INTERCEPTOR III 2-door Convertible. S/N 2311-1492. 8-cyl. 440ci. Dark burgundy/tan leather, black cloth top. Odo: 34,338 miles. Bubbles under top on A-pillar (uh-oh). Leather steering wheel cover. Dings in bumpers, older repaint with some chips (uh-oh). A bit of a tick to the motor (uhoh). Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. Only suckers for punishment need apply. The bid was generous. Were those food stamp coupons in the glovebox? GERMAN CARS #622-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 220S 2-door Convertible. S/N 7510765. Light blue, cream/cream leather, cream cloth top. Odo: top. LHD. Odo: 13,705 miles. Automatic. Factory mags. Mopar 440 from new. Paint was applied very thickly. Custom hood liner. Aftermarket air cleaner got crushed by the custom hood liner. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,000. While on the light side, the bid was not too far from a proper offer. #80-1987 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPUR 4-door Sedan. S/N SCAZNO2A7 HCX21. White/gray leather. Odo: 77,018 miles. Factory steel wheels. Base-level hubcaps, window tint, tacked-on cell phone antenna on rear window. Very clean dealer consignment. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $33,000. A very ambitious bid, far more than the car 's worth (at least in my humble opinion). #35-1989 BENTLEY TURBO R 4-door Sedan. S/N SCBZRO3A7KCX269. Blue metallic/ blue leather. Odo: 56,248 miles. Fac 9,717 miles. Automatic. Factory steel wheels. Fog lamps. Very recent restoration. Minor pits in door window frame. Original, cracking windshield gasket should have been replaced when restored. Unrestored steering wheel has thousands of minute fissures in the finish. Trunk lid needs adjustment. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $37,500. This car was at the Kruse sale over the weekend, then out here on Monday, then out to Barrett-Jackson on Thursday. This was one active, fperhaps not motivated, seller. #524-1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 3005E 2-door Hardtop. S/N 112 021 12 0025. 6cyl. 3L. Gray/red leather. LHD. Odo: 72,777 black soft top, body color hard top. Odo: 63,114 kms. 4-speed. Euro-spec. Steering wheel mitt. Decent, useable lighter stained wood. Doors need a stiff slam to shut. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $9,500. Although a Euro car, it is old enough that most states don't give a rip, and the title is on file. It was worth a few bids more. #143-1968 MERCEDES-BENZ 2505L 2-door Convertible. S/N 113 043 10 0031. 6-cyl. 2500cc. Light blue/navy blue leather. Odo: 84,726 miles. 4-speed. Factory A/C. Nardi steering wheel, chrome wheel lip molding. New seat leather. Radials. Carpet starting to get thin. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. If the consignor was at all motivated to sell, this would have been a respectable offer. There're plenty of 250s on the market, and there's hardly a long line waiting to bid on them. #235-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 2805L 2door Convertible. SiN 113 044 12 0210. 6cyl. 2800cc. Red/tan leather and soft top. tory alloys. Flying B hood ornament added. Carpets in the trunk have more than commensurate wear to the rest of the car. Minimal patina. Dealer car. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $35,000. A nice car indeed, but 44  miles. Automatic. Inoperative aftermarket A/C. Cracking leather redyed, windshield is well into delaminating. Wood is starting to fall apart all around. Weatherstripping is dry rotted. Condition of chrome varies by the individual piece. Wrong front turn signal lenses. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $6,900. The disil- Odo: 63,324 miles. Automatic. Early '80s factory alloys. No hard top. Almost every piece of aluminum under the hood was polished, along with some added chrome pieces. Nardi steering wheel. Plenty of money was recently spent at the chrome shop. And the paint shop. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $18,616. Fair-enough deal, especially for a slushbox. Missing pagoda top didn't help matters, since so many 280SLs come with both tops. Both parties should be happy. Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ #498-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL 2-door Convertible. S/N 113 044 12 0215. 6-cyl. 2800cc. White/navy leather; white hard • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • top, navy soft top. Odo: 3,943 miles. Automatic. Aftermarket A/C. New exhaust. Lots of touch-up on door edges and hood edges. Wood needs refinishing, but is sound. Nice re-chrome on all pieces. Mild undercoating. Steering wheel cover. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $9,256. Unless the injector pump decides to go on strike within 1,000 miles, this car was bought very right, even with an automatic transmission. Will make someone a nice little daily driver. #153-1973 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SEL 4.5 4-door Sedan. S/N 109 057 12 0023. tard yellow/tan. Odo: 109,668 miles. Aftermarket mags. Sunroof, dashboard cover (added to hide rather than protect). Doors and controls had that looseness showing hard use by an uncaring owner. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $3,744. As these Benzes reach the end of their useful lives, they quickly become money-pits for the unsuspecting-or joyous moments for the shops where the new owners bring them. #100-1979 PORSCHE 911 2-door Coupe. S/N 9119302576. 6-cyl. 3L. Yellow/black Minimal prep work done on engine. Sunburned windshield trim. Painted exhaust pipe. Very good repaint. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $5,512. Cheap enough for a Beetle rag top. Another $2,500 wouldn't have surprised. #22-1981 PORSCHE 911 SC 2-door Coupe. S/N WPOAA0915BS1208. Guards Red/tan leather. Odo: 82,261 miles. 5-speed. 8-cyl. 4500cc. Gold/cocoa leather. LHD. Odo: 3,660 miles. Floor-shift automatic. Factory steel wheels. Sunroof, new stereo/CD player (original speakers). New radials. Wood warping of top of dash. Sits slightly low in the front, high in the back. Chrome losing its luster, paint acceptable, right taillamp out. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $3,500. A Ford LTD with the maintenance bills of a Ferrari. Bid was more than fair. #347-1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL 2-door Convertible. S/N 107 044 12 0315. leather, yellow piping. Odo: 122,826 miles. 5-speed. Aftermarket mag 18" wheels. Gray market, assigned Washington state VIN. Former Rockford Fosgate stereo demo car dolled up with a steel 930 widebody conversion. Motor warmed up to SC Carrera specs. Very little of anything was anywhere near stock. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,120. Bid to $28,750 (before premium) the day before. #297-1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE 2-door Convertible. S/N 1592034998. 4-cyl. 1600cc. Red/white top, Polished factory alloys. Sunroof, air conditioning. Grabby clutch. "Title en-route," which always inspires potential bidders. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. Just once, I'd like to hear an auctioneer declare, "Well, we're going to run a good clean title across the block, but the car is still en route." Bid was fair enough. There are a lot of SCs out there to choose from. #480-1983 PORSCHE 944 2-door Hatchback. S/N WP0AA0949DN4647. Guards 8-cyl. 4500cc. Red/cream leather; red hard top, tan soft top. Odo: 37,412 miles. Automatic. Aftermarket mags. Euro-spec headlights added to a US-spec car. Guard rail bumper rubber worn. Polished 1980s vintage factory aluminum wheels (overkill). Gold-tone stars. Emanated an aura of being owned by a lounge lizard. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $10,920. How a car is outfitted tells you a lot about the previous owner and their care of the car. Biography of Stirling Moss in the glovebox, good sign. Goldplated Mercedes emblem, bad sign. #90-1977 MERCEDES-BENZ 4505LC 2-door Hardtop. SN 10702412018637. Mus- 46  black vinyl interior. Odo: 69,726 miles. 4-spoke sport wheels. Very good recent repaint. Windshield trim sunburned. Minor ding on front valance panel. Recent correct exhaust system. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,200. Supposedly within one bid of a sale. The consignor had the auction crew work the car for an exorbitant amount of time, so it probably wasn't just a tent stake and a light fixture bidding against each other. #206-1979 VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BEETLE 2-door Convertible. Body by Karmann. S/N 1592036870. 4-cyl. 1600cc. River blue/black vinyl top and interior. Odo: 16,371 miles. 4-spoke steel rallye wheels. Aftermarket rear fender chrome splash guards, air intake cover, stereo speakers in doors. Red/tan leather. Odo: 105,543 miles. 5-speed. Factory painted alloys. Sunroof. Spoiler blacking needs to be redone. Carpet in hatch waterstained. Aftermarket rear panel reflector. Obvious repaint by the overspray and ill masked. Rear hatch glass adhesive starting to let go. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $3,500. With its Audi heritage shining through, it was definitely time to sell it, for any amount. When is Jim Schrager going to open his retirement scrapyard for unloved Porsches? #505-1983 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL 2door Convertible. SN WDBBA45A6DB0268. Sports Car Market


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Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC "We Covet the Rare and Unusual, Whether Pedigreed or Proletarian" 'in= • I 111 IM I •  IN AUTOMOBILES 1947 Alfa Romeo 602500, Freccia d'Oro Sport  1957 Alfa Romeo 750 Giulietta Normale, Restored, 5-speed  1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder, red needs complete restoration  1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder, blue, needs considerable resto  1969 Alfa Romeo G'fV, Fully restored to dub concours condition .... 1956 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite, project  1963 Bentley S-HI RID, another fine example  1957 BMW 502 Sedan, Project  1937 Hugatti Type 57c, Atalante Decouvrable  1956 Cadillac Convertible, fully restored  1993 Chevrolet Suburban, 3/4-ton, 4x4, one owner  1995 Chevrolet Blazer, 4-door  1973 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black  Delahaye 135M/MS, several to choose from  1939 Delage D6 Drophead 3.0. Figoni & Falaschi  1961 DKW 1000 SP, Restored Roadster  1964 Elva Courier Coupe, fully restored  $75,000 $21,000 $5,000 $5,500 $17,000 $3,500 $27,500 $5,750 $650,000 $38,500 $13,995 $8,500 $11,500 1961 Facel Vega Excellence, owned by Napoleon's offspring  1963 Ford Fairlane, 2 dr., extremely original  1920 Hispano-Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer  1950 Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.5-liter  1961 Jaguar Mark 11, custom cabriolet, project  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato, Series V  1965 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato, Series V  1963 Lancia Flaminia 2.8/3C, Touring bodied cony., 2 owners  1965 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe (2)  1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato  1996 Lincoln Mark VIII, black/black  1983 Maserati Quattroporte, expertly maintained, Ivory  1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, Red and Restored  1969 MGC Roadster, rare 6-cylinder  $75,000 and up $375,000 $12,500 $18,000 $17,500 $7,500 $95,000 $37,000 $22,500 $35,000 $75,000 $27,500 $6,000 $17,500 $22,000 $12,995 $18,500 $11,500 1970 MEG GT, blue/tan, restored  1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 d, Ivory/red, restored  1961 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb, ex-NYC showcar, 48K original  1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SEb, nice driver  1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster, black/black  1959 Moretti Tour de Monde Coupe, Ivory/burgundy, restored  1965 Porsche 356C, solid, matching numbers  1965 Porsche 356C, project  1989 Range Rover County, red/tan  1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, H.J. Mulliner Divided Limo  1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 11, longterm RROC owner  1952 Singer SM 1500, roadster, unrestored  1974 Toyota Land Cruiser,green/black, two owners  1973 Volvo 1800 ES, green/tan, low miles  1979 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe, over-maintained by ex-Sonic  AIRCRAFT 1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters  Fully refitted, 3 in stock WATERCRAFT 1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser  "Meteor". Famous one-off fantailed mahogany cruiser by Jensen  Restored. 1947 Harco 40' Mahogany Pleasure Yacht  Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 las, Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new. 1954 Chriscraft 29', beautiful ex-Tahoe Mahogany speedboat  Twin Hercules 6-cylinder, small galley and head. Facinating history. 1958 Richardson 41  Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, named "High Life" 1974 Riva 18.5' Super Rudy  White/red fiberglass. Very nice multi-purpose Italian boat. Fast and practical. ANTIQUE FURNITURE 1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - Recently recaned, fully documented, pair  $15,000 $110,000 $120,000 $42,500 $48,000 $37,500 $7,995 $10,995 $38,000 $27,500 $2,500 $12,500 $11,995 $6,995 $2,300,000 each $35,000 $25,500 $13,500 $18,000 $15,000 $15,750 $9,500 1870 American cherrywood chamber pot. Excellent  1880 Restoration/ Federalist Parisian chairs, pair  1890 Parson's couch - restored  1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair  ANTIQUE MILLWORK The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. 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. FERRARIANA World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and sculptures to do with Ferrari and other vintage marques. BUGATFI ACCESSORIES Dozens of early and recent Bugatti collectibles, accessories and artwork. AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917) Cosmopolitan Imports is proud to announce its sponsorship of La Belle Epoque, an exhibition including 51 works by the famous 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin. Curated by Weatherford Gallery Director Harry James Moody and David Weatherford of DRW Interiors, the exhibition will be on view at Kruse andBarrett-Jackson, 1/11 - 1/21 in Scottsdale, Arizona 2001. The Rodin Foundation in Venice, Italy, has endorsed these posthumous bronze casts from Rodin's original plasters. The plasters are the Canadian Cultural Property of the Canadian Government, and late in 2004, after travelling internationally to a number of exhibitions, they will remain on permanent display at the "Rodin Pavilion" of the Madaren Art Centre in Ontario. Recognized as the most important sculptor of the 19th century, Rodin's innovations in form and subject matter established his reputation as the first master of modern sculpture. Today, at the beginning of the 21st century, Auguste Rodin continues to symbolize the beginning of a "New Age". $3,000 $2,500 $3,500 $1,800 • Weappraisecalectorcarsworld-widefor insuranceorsettlernents. • Weareexpertsinshipping. •ALWAYSBUYI1VG (206)467-6531• Fax(206)467-6532 2030 8th Avenue • Seattle, Washington 98121 www.cosmopolitanmotors.com


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 SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ Red/tan leather; red hard top, tan soft top.Odo: 12,292 miles, original. Aftermarket wires. Door edge guards, chrome wheel lip moldings. Offered at No Reserve, from the original owner's estate. Loose carpet on console. Extremely tidy engine bay. Sheepskins on seats. Obvious indications that it is a well-pampered original. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,000. This is about as nice of an SL from this era as you'll ever find. Even with the high price, it will still be worth buying a correct set of OEM alloy wheels and using the hokey pimpmobile wires for a trailer or something. #57-1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL 2door Convertible. SN WDBBA45D9FA0282. Burgundy/black M-B tex; burgundy hard top, black soft top. Odo: 75,535 miles. Tired factory alloys. Recently added in-dash CD deck and changer. Leather is starting to show age, but is quite supple. One small gouge in the vinyl over the top lip. Overall, an original car, including paint, that has been well caredfor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,000. While hardly making a killing, the buyer picked up a nice unmolested SL, something of a rare commodity. As long as the new owner keeps it properly maintained, it should serve him well. #40-1991 BMW 850i 2-door coupe. S/N WBAEG2314MCB730. 12-cyl. 5L. Dark • • • • • • • • you can find engine parts in the local scrapyard. #316-1979 FERRARI 308 GTS 2-door Targa Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 29503. Red/tan leather. Odo: 39,947 miles. old repaint displaying several nicks and a deep scrape behind left front wheel well. Brightwork on hardtop is in extremely rough shape. Quickie repaint of styled steel road wheels. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $10,500. Re-run on Sunday to a no-sale of $7,400. Even this bid was plenty for this Deutsches frightschwein. #33-1986 PORSCHE 944 TURBO 2-door Fastback. S/N WPOAA0953GN1562. Black/ cream, black vinyl. Odo: 134,615 miles. blue metallic/gray leather. Odo: 93,756 miles. Automatic. AC Schnitzer chrome alloys. Sunroof. Minimal aftermarket ground effects to complement the wheels. Difficult to tell that it has this many miles on it based upon normal wear. Well cared-for and well-prepped dealer offering. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Even the Bimmerphiles tend to shy away from this smorgasbord of electrical problems waiting to happen. Good looks are their only saving grace. This one is at the age and mileage where it can become a financial nightmare. ITALIAN CARS #496-1965 FIAT 1500 SPYDER 2-door Convertible. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 118K04Z083. 4-cyl. 1500cc. White/red 5-spoke alloys. Four 2-barrel Webers, air conditioner. Newer CD player, Blaupunkt box speakers mounted on targa bar. Some windshield delamination, console pad and seat bottoms showing wear, steering column somewhat loose. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $27,500. A dealer consignment. Carb cars are a tougher sell than the slower, but easier to live with injected ones. There are a lot of 308s for sale, and they have to be special to bring more than the amount bid. #119-1986 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER GRADUATE 2-door Convertible. S/N 2ARBA5415G10442. White/black, cloth top and vinyl interior. Odo: 145,683 miles. 5-speed. Polished alloys. Sunroof, air conditioning. Momo steering wheel. Brakes upgraded to larger rotors and calipers. Recent minimalist repaint job. Lots of small interior bits were not original. Not much turbo hum. Overall, rode hard and put away wet. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,952. Will be a good autocross car until the turbo lets go. Then will make a good kid's play structure. #215-1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL 2door Convertible. SN WDBBA48D1JA0900. vinyl, black vinyl top. 4-speed. Salvage title. Slotted steel wheels with dog-dish hubcaps. Ratty top, older replacement carpet, newer reupholstered seat. Good chrome sheen, good paint. Iffy aluminum trim. Gave off the occasional waft of smoke just to reaffirm its Italian heritage. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $2,600. Post-block sale. Went to an SCM subscriber who put it on eBay, where it sold for $5,500. Paint sure looked shiny on the computer monitor. 8-cyl. 5600cc. Black/tan leather; black hard and soft tops. Odo: 93,883 miles. Polished 48  #403-1972 ISO RIVOLTA 2-door Coupe. SN 500125. 8-cyl. 350ci. Red/black. Odo: 2,543 miles. 5-speed. Factory mags. Corvettespec 350 Chevrolet engine. Sunroof. Rear bumper not smooth. Good body prep and repaint. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $11,250. Just as with street rods, proof that you can find a small-block Chevy in anything. At least Factory 5-spokes. Newer top and paint. Black seat covers. Hard to start, hot or cold. Typical high-mileage shift linkage shutter. Mrs. Robinson is now a tired old tart. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $3,952. As used Miatas decline in price, they drive the value ofAlfa Spiders down even further. After all, which would you rather have-a 10-year-old Japanese car, or a 15year-old Italian one? #400-1986 FERRARI 412 2-door Coupe. S/N 60391. 12-cyl. 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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ right rear fender. Light scuffs under the nose, odd front bumper fit. Driver's seat bolster starting to wear through. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. As the only Ferrari with depreciation that rivals that of a 1986 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, the bid correctly reflected the market. Proof that even Enzo couldn't always make a 2+2 exciting. JAPANESE CARS #191-1973 DATSUN 240Z 2-door Coupe. S/N HLS30-144778. 6-cyl. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 12,955 miles. 5-speed. Period SILVER AR MKT' Even with 15 million identical chassis built, you probably be the only one at the Monterey or Chicago Historics. Bought very well, since the unassembled parts piles are worth far more. #544-1930 PACKARD SERIES 726 4-door Sedan. Body by Packard. SN 292019. 8-cyl. Two-tone green/tan mohair. Odo: 53,928 orange peel. An occasional smoky puff out the rough tailpipe. Emblems not attached. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $1,820. Purple, eh? This was about as bad as the Minnesota Vikings were at the same time. AMERICAN CARS #115-1914 FORD MODEL T Open Speedster. S/N 347561. 4-cyl. Red/black vinyl. LHD. Pedal shift. 2-speed manual. Disc Superior 5-hole aluminum wheels. Useable repaint (one of several). Door rattles. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $3,016. The auction company really had to milk it to get it to sell at this price. At least it wasn't a rust bomb like all the ones in northern climes. #83-1976 DATSUN 280Z 2-door Coupe. S/N HL530-300487. Purple metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 45,484 miles. 5-speed. Aftermarket mags. Aftermarket ground effects. Extremely thick repaint that was poorly prepared. Bad wheels. Built into a vintage speedster with mostly correct era go-fast parts, including Chevrolet Bros. head, Ruckstell 2-speed rear, Winfield carburetor and other goodies. Only noticeable out-of-era item was remote spinoff oil filter. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $10,504. miles. 3-speed. Chrome wires. Dual side mounts (one with an incorrect hubcap), surface rust on wire wheels. Mosquito-fogging smoker. Bumper chrome nice, standard radiator cap broken. Original interior well worn. Ancient restoration long worn out. At least the engine bay was tidy. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $11,500. Even Old Cars perennial auction guru and Packard lover Kenny Buttolph wasn't in love with this car. Offer would have allowed enough room for new owner to spend some money on re-restoration. #391-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2door Convertible. S/N P6FH 155724. 8-cyl. 312ci. Black/black and white vinyl; black hard top. Odo: 77,724 miles. 3-speed. Factory steel wheels. A victim of poor upkeep. Grungy DES GNS INC ASTON MARTIN  FERRARI  PORSCHE Autosport Designs, has been a mainstay in the automotive field for over a decade. Well known for our professional and courteous service to the discriminating enthusiast, our facilities includes a large selection of vehicles on display for sale as well as a 6500 sq. ft. workshop and restoration and body shop. From start to finish, all services are provided under one roof. The autosportdesigns.com website is an up to date photo gallery of our current inventory as well as valuable information about our facility. Always feel free to call for our current inventory list and any information regarding our services. CONTACT: Tom Papadopoulos or Barry Wagner 332 SAGAMORE AVENUE • MINEOLA, NY 11501 516-248-0066 • FAX: 516-248-4422 WEBSITE: autosportdesigns.com E-MAIL: sales @ autosportdesigns.com ALWAYS SEEKING QUALITY AUTOMOBILES FOR PURCHASE Sales & Leasing (all years) Restorations•Interior & exterior repairs Chassis dyno (rolling road) Carburetor & Fuel injection tuning Machining & Fabrication Race prep & support. 4■E, March, 2001  -.71■1111, 49


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ engine had a tick. Aftermarket air cleaner clogged. Old repaint with its share of nicks, chips, and a dire need for a waxing. Overall, just plain falling apart. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $12,272. Drat! Just as I thought I was going to see my first ever sub-$10K two-place Tbird sell at auction, someone goes and bids it over the magic mark. #204-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2door Convertible. S/N D7FH235024. 8-cyl. 312ci. Gunmetal metallic/red; gunmetal hard vice cup set from new. Could use slight engine clean-up. Otherwise stunning presentation. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $75,000. While these coachbuilt hardtops have been slowly appreciating, this was hardly an embarrassing offer. Could have been accepted without regrets (even if restoration costs equaled it). #36-1961 CHEVROLET CORVAIR GREENBRIER 6-door Passenger Van. S/N 1R126S124632. 6-cyl. 145ci. 80hp. White, 10,986 miles. Automatic. Bucket seats. Factory wheels. Recent restoration. Correct Redline tires and knock-off hubcaps, factory A/C. Minor signs of useage in engine bay. Higher end dealer consignment. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. Within three bids of being sold (that's insider talk for "$24,000 would probably have gotten the job done. '). #126-1965 FORD MUSTANG 2-door Fast- back. S/N 5F09A366286. 8-cyl. 289ci. Candy apple red/black and white. Odo: 48,523 miles. top (no soft top). Odo: 97,542 miles. Automatic. Factory steel wheels. Power steering, aftermarket A/C. Vent windows starting to delaminate. Orange peel on hard top, off color touch-up underneath right headlight. Ill-fitting top seal. A few bodywork dimples and pimples under the paint. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. Two-seat T-bird prices have been pretty stable for several years. Only stellar examples with rare engine configurations (i.e. 2x4 barrels and Paxton blowers) will pull big money. Typical 'Birds like this are $25K cars. #207-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD 2-door Convertible. S/N P6FH508111. blue belly stripe/white, blue, cloth and vinyl. LHD. Odo: 8,003 miles. 4-speed. Aftermarket mags. Deluxe chrome bumpers on a standard interior. Extremely solid metal, but lousy paint job. Very low-buck interior re-appointments (even for Corvair). Missing thermostat, doors and grille lead one to wonder about the good running and dry engine. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $2,392. No reserve. Corvair FC 's will outrun and outhandle ANY VW hippie van (not that it would take much). Some even think they are collectible. They are, up to about $3,000; after that, they're overpriced. #348-1962 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 2door Hardtop. S/N 962P6580. 8-cyl. 421ci. Copper/black vinyl. Odo: 73,647 miles. 4-speed. 5-spoke rallye wheels. California black plates on a car with a Minnesota delivery code on the data plate. No engine detailing, plenty of fresh overspray and ripples in doors. The crowning touch is the black duct tape on the seats. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $6,188. Was originally declared sold on Friday at $7,696. Ran again on Resale Monday. #174-1965 PONTIAC GTO 2-door Hardtop. SN 2373752127843. 8-cyl. 400ci. Iris mist/ 8-cyl. 312ci. Coral/buckskin, white. Odo: 81,990 miles. Automatic. Standard wheel covers. Original weatherstrips. Old repaint (not to be confused with restoration) with overspray on the hood insulation. Engine had a cosmetic touch-up done a long time ago, air cleaner in rough shape. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $21,300. All the money in the world bid for a driver `Bird. #236-1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO BROUGHAM 4-door Hardtop. Body by Pinin Farina. S/N 570095170. 8-cyl. 365ci. Blue metallic/blue leather, stainless steel. Odo: 9,243 miles. Factory steel wheels. Air suspension has been converted to conventional springs. Still has the sterling silver ser - 50  4-speed. Bucket seats. 8-lug integral brake drums. Factory 3x2 barrel carbs, console tachometer. New radial tires. Paint has been touched up in a few places but is otherwise original (flatter on top surfaces). Pits in chrome around taillights. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $19,240. A little bit more than the price guides suggest, but the owner got a fine example of a unique Poncho. #89-1964 PONTIAC TEMPEST GTO 2door Hardtop. S/N 0937824P287877. 8-cyl. 389ci. Red/black vinyl top and interior. Odo: Sports Car Market black vinyl interior. Odo: 8,764 miles. Automatic. Rallye wheels. Non-original motor and TH 400 transmission. Doors feel heavy. Some body imperfections show though the nice paint job. Yellowing vinyl indicative of older restoration using non-OEM quality materials. Pinstriping missing a section in right rear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,915. Anotherfrequentflyer at this venue. Offered at No Reserve. #255-1965 FORD MUSTANG 2+2 2-door Fastback. S/N 5R09A175937. 8-cyl. 289ci. Black and candy apple red/red. LHD. Odo: 74,107 miles. 4-speed. 5-spoke rallye wheels.


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVE - FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ Non-Pony interior with Rally-Pac. Doors shut nicely. Recent overspray on suspension Aframe. Two-barrel carb. Engine bay could stand detailing. Pretty repaint and re-chrome. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,480. A car to enjoy and use, rather than to speculate upon. Will be a good cruise-night driver. #443-1965 FORD MUSTANG 2-door Convertible. S/N 5F08K279358. 8-cyl. 289ci. 271hp. Candy apple red/white vinyl interior and top. 4-speed. Rallye wheels. HiPo engine, wood steering wheel (with minor cracks), Rally-Pac, late-model AM/FM/cassette, Hurst shifter. Mild dent in hood. Paint chips on right front fender and door. Good door fit on driver's side, passenger's side is atrocious. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. The final bid was plenty for an old restoration going bad. #160-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door Coupe. S/N 194376S115293. 8-cyl. 327ci. 300hp. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 20,848 miles. Automatic. Rallye wheels. Factory A/C, power steering, power antenna. Pretty paint, but not prepped to show-winning standards. A few fiberglass undulations. Restored by a street rod shop (draw your own conclusions). Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $29,500. This is one of those vehicles that gives the impression that no one loved it. It was put together as a commodity and marketed as a commodity looking for someone to invest in it. Try Krugerrands if you want to invest in lumps of metal. Bid was fair. #199-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door Convertible. S/N 194576S110579. 8-cyl. 427ci. Red/black vinyl, black soft top other doo-dads). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $21,944. Plenty for a 'Vette that will require cosmetic surgery to get it right. #148-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 2-door Convertible. S/N 124677N111660. 8-cyl. 396ci. 350hp. Bolero red, white nose stripe/white interior and top. Odo: 88,372 miles. Automatic. Rallye wheels. Recent uninspiring paint job. Older spray-can restoration of motor and ancillaries. Original weatherstipping is fraying and whitening. Steering wheel painted wrong color combination (definitely not red and white). Made to "look pretty." Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $17,888. This is pretty much where the Camaro/ Chevelle market is now. (no hard top). Odo: 36,895 miles. 4-speed. Aftermarket mags. Subtly radiused wheel wells. Aftermarket steering wheel, engine dress-up parts, and side pipes (among the #164-1967 PONTIAC GTO 2-door Convertible. S/N 242677P123923. 8-cyl. 400ci. Red, black pinstripe/black top and interior. Odo: 55,951 miles. 4-speed. Bucket seats. Rallye wheels. Hood tachometer, 8-track tape console. PONTIAC letters on rear panel not replaced after body and paint work. Top fits poorly in rear. Another "pretty at 20 feet" car. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,552. A lot of money for a car with some deficiencies. How As the only collector-car insurer licensed in all 50 states, Grundy is with you wherever you are and wherever you go. Grundy's complete coverage is tailored to meet your needs and always includes agreed value, unlimited mileage for touring and pleasure driving, no model year limitations and the highest liability limits. Only Grundy provides collector-car coverage so complete, it's even geographical. 400 Horsham Road • P.O. Box 1957 • Horsham, PA 19044 www.grundy.com March, 2001  Worldwide Collector Car Insurance 1-800-338-4005 51


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: SILVER FOUNTAIN HILLS AZ black vinyl. LHD. Odo: 48,842 miles. Automatic. Ralley wheels. L34 motor. Aftermarket radio. Fairly fresh and competent restoration, even if the top attachment leaves a bit to be desired. Sits low in back. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $28,704. Consignor was prudent to sell, big block or not. ever, GTO convertibles are rare, and this price is indicative of a rising market. #230-1968 SHELBY GT 500 2-door Fastback. S/N 8T02S143353-013. 8-cyl. 428ci. #144-1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 2-door Fastback. S/N 9702Z173009. 8-cyl. 429ci. 425hp. Wimbledon white/black vinyl. Odo: 31,497 miles. Hurst 4-speed. Magnum • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • from pits in the taillamp housings, great rechrome. Engine showing signs of use on a competent restoration, chassis has minor corrosion from limited use. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Back when these were new, the 3-speed was actually the hot set-up for the quarter mile, with one less gear change to perform. #271-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS INDY PACE CAR 2-door Convertible. S/N 124679N617155. 8-cyl. 302ci. White, orange/ Gold, white stripe/black vinyl. Automatic. Bucket seats. Factory 10-spoke mag wheels. Slight dieseling when shut off (possibly due to the stuff that is called gasoline nowadays). Aftermarket exhaust tips. Older engine reassembly commensurate with a well-done older restoration that is still looking good. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. For a motivated seller, this would've been an acceptable offer. However, seller being a dealer, they decided to hold out for full retail. Expect to see it at Barrett-Jackson. #273-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2-door Convertible. S/N 194678S424242. 8-cyl. 427ci. 400hp. Blue metallic/blue vinyl, white top only. Odo: 63,707 miles. 500 wheels. Traction bars on rear axle were the only non-stock items found on the car. Doors had a clunky feel. Apart from a repaint, it is original. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $41,000. As the Holy Grail of Mustangs, a good original that has seen minimal quarter-mile sprints deserves a better offer. The reserve of $48,000 is in line for this, Ford's answer to the Hemi. #172-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO 7128 2-door Hardtop. S/N 123479N645848. 8-cyl. 302ci. 290hp. Green metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 45,694 miles. 4-speed. Rallye wheels. Cowl induction hood. Very competent paint and bodywork. Radial tires. Raspy, non-stock sounding exhausts (not that this is orange vinyl, white top. LHD. Odo: 54,169 miles. Floor-shift. automatic. Bucket seats. Rallye. Non-stock additional temperature gauges under the left side of the dash, nonstock chrome valve covers. Otherwise, righton-the-money correct and well-executed restoration. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $22,360. The market is finally realizing that IPC Camaros aren't all that rare. Bought right. #307-1969 FORD TORINO GT COBRA 2-door Fastback. S/N 9K46R111648. 8-cyl. 428ci. Copper/black. Odo: 28,178 miles. 4-speed. Rallye wheels. Factory AM/FM radio. Older engine detailing could use some freshening up. Minor wear on top of the chrome windshield frame from having the top up. Cond: . SOLD AT $26,260. The early Mako Shark big-blocks are starting to approach the values of their 1956-67 counterparts, now that they have earned some respect as more than pimp-mobiles. Sold at market rate. #109-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS/ SS 2-door Convertible. S/N 124679N551198. 8-cyl. 396ci. 350hp. Black, white C stripe/ all bad). At least the suspension was on an even keel (unlike most first-generation Camaros at auction). Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $15,300. Was this the poor sot behind Lot 176, the hydrocarbon-spewing Jag? He deserved much better (so did the car). A bargain. #243-1969 PONTIAC GTO JUDGE 2door Hardtop. S/N 242379B162465. 8-cyl. 400ci. 366hp. Orange/white vinyl. Odo: 4-speed. Cobra Jet motor with shaker hood. Engine bay unkempt, aftermarket valve covers, kludges in wiring harness. Dashboard had several components that were not firmly mounted (nothing minor, only gauges). At least the motor ran strong. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $18,600. A junkyard in nearby Apache Junction had a #5 condition one of these (with a 351 in it) for sale for $4,500. Don't ask why I was crawling around the junkyard-some things are better left unwritten. #6-1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 2-door Fastback. S/N OTO2G129060. 8-cyl. 302ci. Yellow, black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 90,328 miles. Hurst floor shift 3-speed. 5-spoke factory wheels. Ram Air III hood scoop, hood tachometer, mini console. Apart 52  48,043 miles. 4-speed. Magnum 500 wheels. Reproduction data tag attached to door (always a good conversation starter at an auc- Sports Car Market


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• "M  SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON tion). Has seen very limited use since restored and sold at Barrett-Jackson 3 years ago. Apart from Boss 302 package, very few options. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $22,000. Bid was in-line with current market. Boss 302s just don't seem to be able to break $25K. #23-1970 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 302 2-door Fastback. S/N 0T02C138122. Grabber orange, black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $13,800. Given the poor overall presentation, this car could easily have been sold for the amount bid. Imagine telling a buyer, "I want top dollar but I'm too busy to detail my engine." #I66-1972 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS 454 2-door Pickup. S/N 1D8OH2L582749. 8-cyl. 454ci. White, black stripes/black vinyl. larly achieved by provincial market leaders H&H in the often-frozen north of Derbyshire's Peak District. The top seller, raising $247,435, was a 1956 Maserati Tipo A6G-2000—not one of the seven fixed heads originally bodied by coachbuilders Zagato with characteristic "double-bubble" roof treatment, but a chopjob, albeit one that had been rolled and converted in the period. With some nice and early competition history on file, the car had once been owned by Peter Daimler, grandson of automobile pioneer Otto Daimler. The intrepid Peter was the one responsible for the coupe transforming into a Spider. He turned it over during an Austrian hillclimb meeting in 1959. Also thought to be unique was a Bristol 82,378 miles. 4-speed. Magnum 500s. Unkempt engine compartment. No data tag on driver's door. Hard to get running and once going, was lumpy and hard to keep running. Odd exhaust note. Overall, an older restoration gone bad. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $14,750. A proper offer, to say the least, given what a ratty old dog this was. This Boss called in sick, or at least its owner's sense offiscal reality did. #129-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER 2-door Hardtop. S/N RM23N0A190233. 8-cyl. 440ci. Tomato red/white vinyl. Odo: Odo: 26,073 miles. Automatic. Factory mags. Factory A/C. Sits low in the rear, doors need a real stout pull to open. Older repaint holding up fairly well. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,013. Fair deal for buyer and seller both. 401 prototype, the only known survivor of three such Superleggera coupes designed and bodied by Italian Touring in Milan in 1948. Perhaps rather too glossily restored for Euro tastes in the early 1990s, though eligible for the Mille Miglia retro, it did well to sell for $80,922—$50,000 more than any other Bristol seller has charted at UK auction in recent years. Looking much more discreet in original meCHRISTIE'S Christie 's Nine Elms London, England November 20, 2000 Auctioneer: Christian Philippsen Number of automotive lots: 29 Number of automotive lots sold: 12 Sale rate: 41.3% Sale total: $571,790 High: Lot #181, 1956 Maserati A6G-2000 sold at $237,435 34,793 miles. Automatic. Six-Pack carbs. Decent recent older restoration. Sits low up front, high in back. Aftermarket steering-column tach. Some paint separation at body seams in rear. Emanates a rather non-stock rumble out of the dual exhausts. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $13,500. Dealer car that reran several times, always with similar results. Great Road Runners have been pulling in the low-$20K range. Let's see that documentation that proves this is a factory Six-Pack. #68-1971 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS454 2-door Hardtop. S/N 136371L121801. 8-cyl. 454ci. Red, white stripes/white vinyl top and interior. Odo: 91,059 miles. Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% of first $80,000, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T Automatic. Factory 8-track and air conditioning. 5-spoke factory mags. Badly masked paint, plenty of body ripples, low-budget interior re-do. All sorts of incorrect engine trinkets (and none were anywhere near clean). March, 2001 he first ofthe end-of-season London sales, this was another of Christie's compact events held in the Jack Barclay Rolls-Royce showroom south of the river Thames in what is as yet a rather unfashionable part of the capital. For the auctioneers rather than their clients, this venue is highly convenient and cost efficient, of course, being the location ofthe Christie's International Motor Cars UK bureau. It was not a good night for the auctioneers, however. For the catalog-cover star, a 1951 Ferrari 340 America Superleggera Berlinetta, failed to find a friend and was declared unsold after $738,400 was allegedly bid, dramatically reducing the house's takings. Only a rather modest 41 per cent of the stock on the block changed hands in what was a far from packed auditorium. This is far less than the average rates recently achieved by the middlemen on this side of the pond. Indeed, the sale total of $571,790 for autos sold was much less than the sort of gross figures that have been regu- tallic marronne with tan and black leather interior than the inevitable rosso Ferrari, a lowmileage 1973 365 GT4/BB with recent engine check by marque specialist Terry Hoyle deserved to sell, but didn't. A reserve of $66,000 was simply unobtainable and therefore one has to say this was an unrealistic expectation. Top dollar at auction was most probably $55,000 for a stone-chipped RHD Boxer Berlinetta in marronne. Another wildly optimistic lower forecast, which was assumed to be the reserve, was the $29,000 required for the DB4 exhibited on the Aston Martin stand at the 1959 London Motor Show at Earls Court. The very crumbly Series I coupe, albeit original and unrestored, was in need of a total, and I mean total, makeover—like at least $72,000 worth of bills on top of funding the donor car. It was clear to those in the ye olde Aston know, and this included all potential sponsors in the room who wisely sat on their hands, that this would be a totally uneconomic project, possibly at any price.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #178-1923 ROLLS-ROYCE 20-HP Tourer. Body by Cockshoot. S/N N116. Blue over black/dark green. RHD. Cosmetically showing signs of much wear and tear with chips to paint. Older mechanical refurbishment. Weather gear in good order. Cond: 3+. 53


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON NOT SOLD AT $36,920. Correct and original, though many buyers these days would have to splash out on repaint and retrim. This was one 20-hp tourer that deserved to sell but didn't. Maybe Cockshoot of Manchester, nonmainstream Northern coach-builder, counted against its chances too. #161-1925 MORRIS COWLEY BULLNOSE 4-seat Tourer. S/N 84464. Beige nor. Appeared to be structurally sound with nice door-shut. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $20,022. For a real coachbuilt, post vintage/prewar Bentley, this was an inexpensive buy. #177-1938 BENTLEY 4.25 MR SERIES Sports Sedan. Body by Thrupp & Maberly S/N B 32 MR. Cream over black/tan. RHD. • • • • • • • • • ing-bodied 401 prototypes built. Bids were forthcoming and above reserve price paid. Big bucks, this, for any Bristol. #171-1951 JAGUAR XIC 120 Roadster. S/N 660657. Black/tan. RHD. Odo: 75,792 • • • • • • • • I over black/dark red. RI-ID. Clearly well restored in factory-supplied color scheme some years ago and now nicely mellowed. Brightwork gleaming and shiny. Complete down to Morris Smokers Companion and folding rear luggage rack accessories. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $13,348. Nicely presented. Said to be fully working and requiring no further expenditure, it cost virtually retail money. #163-1933 ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY 15-HP Sports Sedan. S/N 66822. Cream over black/green. RI-ID. Odo: 17,710 miles. Well preserved, cosmetically okay-ish example of what was claimed to be first supplying dealer's Odo: 89,391 miles. Coachbuilt for exhibition at 1938 London Motor Show. Spent time in US, where last repainted and woodwork refinished pre-early 1990s. Blessed with desired overdrive gearbox. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $25,560. Even with interesting early history on file, simply not sharp enough to hook picky bidders. #169-1938 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM III Sports Sedan. Body by Salmons. SN 3 DL 48. Black over gold brown/burgundy. RHD. Odo: 99,358 miles. One of the last cars to be bodied by Salmons and Sons as Salmons rather than Tickford coachbuilt. Unused for some years and requiring cosmetic makeover and, particularly, mechanical refurb before use. Cond: 3. miles. Very expensively restored in 1993. Still has great paint, brightwork and Suffolk & Turley interior. Manifold rusting apart. Generally speaking, in tip-top retail condition. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $50,055. Very nice example and, at just under current mid-retail, reasonably priced if buying. #176-1952 BENTLEY R-TYPE CONTINENTAL Fastback Coupe. Body by H. J. Mulliner. S/N BC1C. Red/brown leather. RI-ID. demonstration model. Original leather within. Period vanity mirrors and perfume bottles still intact. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,674. Armstrongs, particularly prewar ones, are hardly top of the pops, but this characterful sports sedan lacked no paint or chrome and was surely a great value for well under the lower-forecast money accepted. #174-1935 BENTLEY 3.5 Sports Sedan. Body by Hooper. SN B 86 EF. Black over cream/gray. RHD. Odo: 42,170 miles. Aged restoration with cracking to paint around scuttle and boot lid due to sinkage. Tired inte- 54  condition in Switzerland in 1987. Last restored to high standard in 1994 and only exercised in handful of top car events since. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $80,922. Your reporter thought the $70,000 estimate far too optimistic before sale, but this is a unique survivor of only three Tour- blue. RHD. Odo: 61,158 miles. Similar design to the Mulliner-built Continental. Last restored mid-1970s. Bubbles under paint. Painted fenders front and rear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $30,033. Above estimate money was forthcoming. lfthis had been a real Continental, bodied by Abbott, then it would have been extremely cheap. But as an R-type with "Continentalstyle" bodywork, it was priced just right. #173-1953 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH Limousine. Body by Hooper. S/N Sports Car Market SOLD AT $33,370. Auctioneers clearly valued this sports sedan correctly as lower guide price, vendor 's reserve, was bid. Offered sound enough basis for concours restoration. #186-1948  BRISTOL  401 SUPERLEGGERA Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 401 206. Red/tan. RHD. Odo: 36,592 miles. Discovered in original and unrestored Odo: 57,268 miles. First owner specified radiator shell slightly higher, Wraith-type bumpers with no over-riders, height and performance meters and RAF clock. Webasto fabric sunroof cut into roof in 1962 which, for many, would count against it. Ten-year-old paint still unmarked. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $92,300. $120,000 reserve was too much and unobtainable. In very bright red with that sunroof probably worth $100,000. #168-1953 BENTLEY R-TYPE 4.5 Coupe. Body by Abbott. S/N B135SP. Two-tone blue/


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON fender, and leather grubby. Said to have been unused 1974-1999. I believe it! Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $24,140. And no wonder! If really cheap, then maybe worth taking on, but with vendor's $29,000 minimum expectations, forget it. Buy car and then fund further $72,000 to recreate it? In 1988, perhaps; in 2001, no way. #188-1962 BENTLEY FLYING SPUR Sedan. Body by H. J. Mulliner. S/N BC69CZ. B135SP. Black, light blue/blue. RHD. Odo: 75,237 miles. Paint, though worn through in places, still glossy. Original leather cracked. Cocktail cabinet and radio both original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,376. All very Empire and, despite needingfull repaint and retrim, perhaps this was about the right value. I doubt London trade could have extracted more from it. #175-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES I Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N DB4/ larger rear window. Though unique, huge cracks to original paint. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $28,400.1fmint, rather than very tatty-looking original, this unique E might have raised necessary $32,000. As presented, worth $20,000. #166-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III CONTINENTAL Drophead Coupe. Body by Mulliner Park Ward. SiN CSC 47C. Dark metallic blue/blue. RHD. 159/R. Bristol red/white. RHD. Odo: 48,057 miles. 1959 Earls Court London Motor Show stand car. Still entirely original. However, paint scabby and structure within likely to be very crumbly. You could poke fingers through rear Pale silver-green/dark green. RHD. Odo: 17,407 miles. Evidence of masking-up indicated repaint not that long ago. Rear light surrounds pitted. Interior original. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $39,760. Although four-door Flying Spurs have been sellingfor $44,000-$50,000, not this one. Low and most probably genuine mileage, but not sharp enough. #187-1965 JAGUAR XICE 4.2 Coupe. Body by Frua. S/N lE 21041. Silver/black. RHD. Odo: 64,359 miles. Jag dealer John Coombs commissioned this prototype E fixed head from Pietro Frua. Result has nose 10 inches shorter, scoop rather than bonnet bulge, different grille, shortened rear, upswept side windows and Odo: 7,062 miles. Signs of wear to paint and chrome. Very cracked and dried-out front seat. Carpets good. Top renewed. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $39,760. Vendor wanted $51,000. In condition presented, $40,000 would have been enough. PASSPORT AI= AIM NM INNII■ II■■■ Min  am air EN ASV MN IN WIN ■11/111/  =BMW AV MI NIMIN  ■IMM l ■ Mr91. 1111 IN NI I IMINNEr MN MI assic and Speciab 1970 1 800 325 4267 - - - www.PassportTransport.com March, 2001  55 Enclosed Auto Transport Since 1970 Cars safefy delivered anywhere in • Door to door service • Insurance included • Liftgate loading • Special event services fax: 314-878-7295 2000 USA°


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #184-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III CONTINENTAL Sedan. Body black. RHD. Odo: 16,320 lcms. Older restoration to good standard with rear bodywork renewed. Still generally presentable. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $24,140. Unfamiliar marque for most and from unfashionable period. They were lookingfor $27,000 when $20,000 would have been enough. GERMAN CARS by James Young. SN SJR589C. Dark blue/ white.RHD. Odo: 36,697 miles. Last restored in US in 1980s. Returned to UK late 1990s. Very shiny. Trim covering, though, ripply on triple-speaker equipped rear screen shelf. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $53,960. Desired $58,000 was not forthcoming. $50,000 would have been more than enough. #179-1976 MARCH 761 COSWORTHFORD FORMULA 1 Single-Seater Racer. SN 04. Blue, yellow. Some doubt as to whether AT $142,000. Slightly over-ambitious reserve set at $160,000. Most probably $140,000 plus is about right for the 1978 Fl winner with Ford-Cossie lump. FRENCH CARS #164-1901 DANIEL AUGE 5-HP Double Phaeton. Body (possibly) by Montauban et kms. Street-going rather than race version of 400 Mls built. Original paint and interior all still okay, though very slightly used looking. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $51,120. $58,000 was being sought. $50,000 would have been about right. ITALIAN CARS Ronnie Peterson drove this car only in practice at Monza, or in 1976 Italian GP too, which he won. If not, then most of undistinguished race history (9th and 14th) was with Art Merzario at wheel. Restored 1992 and no longer sharp. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $78,100. Even if' Peterson GP win connection was being eligible for Thorobred GP car series should have made it worth the $87,000 required—perhaps even as much as $100,000. #165-1977 BENTLEY T2 Sedan. S/N SBH33087. Pewter/dark green leather. RHD. Marchandier. Yellow/brown corduroy. RHD. Vague dating, though style of bodywork and handlebar steering both employed pre-1900. Current bonnet from earlier car and now whole thing far off from a previous refurb. No floor in front seat. Defmitely a restoration project. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $25,560. No thanks, and I was not alone. #167-1904 RICHARD BRASIER 16-HP TYPE 0 Side-Entrance Tonneau. Body by Company Francaise de Materiel de Chemins de Fer. S/N 15055A. Mustard yellow/brown. Odo: 90,510 miles. Last restored fifteen years ago. Still very good paint. Worn, but original interior. Unused last two years. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,680. They wanted the recent market average of $12,000, and very nearly achieved it. #183-1978 TYRRELL FORDCOSWORTH 008 FORMULA 1 SingleSeater Racer. S/N 008/3. White over blue. 1978 Monaco GP winner for Tyrrell team in hands of Patrick Depailler. Previously owned by Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. Good cosmetics and on the button for more Thorobred GP series action—DFV only run for 200 miles since last overhaul. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD 56  Sports Car Market RHD. Freshly dated by Veteran Car Club of GB. Original body. Springs renewed. Reasonable cosmetic order, apart from torn front seat leather and cracked headlamp glass. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $149,100. Valued by auctioneers and vendor at $180,000, which seemed like far too much money for this vet. #172-1916 CHARRON 12-HP MODEL RD Torpedo Tourer. S/N 251195. Maroon/ ing. S/N 0126/A. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 6,157 kms. Those expecting catalog cover car to be superbly presented were disappointed. Tatty door apertures. Acceptable wear to seats with spare wheel behind them filling rest of cockpit. Go-faster shop lace-up steering wheel glove. Gray painted dash correct. Previously owned by Sidney Chaplin (son of Charlie). Chevy-engined in US before becoming Cuban resident. Reunited with original 4.1 block and new heads in late '80s. Regularly exercised at Monterey. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $738,400. Very rare and very eligible for major retrospectives. Even as presented. would have to be worth at least $800,000. #181-1956 MASERATI A6G-2000 Road- ster. Body by Zagato. S/N 17861. Red/black. LHD. Fixed head to topless converted by #190-1951 FERRARI 340 AMERICA SUPERLEGGERA Coupe. Body by Touring #180-1981 BMW M1 Coupe. S/N WBS 59910004301. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 41,539


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S NINE ELMS LONDON Zagato themselves following a roll during 1959 Austrian hillclimb. Paint, interior, engine bay only good and not sparkling. Said to be mechanically sound, though, and certainly rare, unique and top car event eligible. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $247,435. More than one bidder wanted it, hence above top estimate sum paid. $220,000 was probably true value without emotion. However, buyer can at least count on nobody else having one. #189-1963 ALFA ROMEO 2600 Roadster. Body by Touring. S/N AR192083. Red/ white vinyl. LHD. Odo: 60,150 miles. Like miles. Low mileage with Terry Hoyle refreshed motor. Stone-chipped bonnet. Slightly grubby leather. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $53,960. Probably worth $55,000, though color was against it and only average condition didn't help either. AMERICAN CARS #162-162 BUICK MODEL 19 Tourer. SIN 3270. Red/black. RHD. No odometer. Re- so many of marque and type, formerly California-owned. Paint and brightwork aging. White vinyl and engine bay untouched. Not run for two years. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,354. Offered without reserve, it made more than expected. If it runs out well, fair enough. But if it needs anything, the equation falls apart. These are not cars that command huge sums even when perfect. #182-1973 FERRARI 365 GT4/BB Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. S/N 17861. Marrone metallic/beige. RHD. Odo: 19,054 painted some thirty years ago. Button-back leather looked older and might even have been original, as were brass acetylene headlamps by red. RHD. No odometer. Well enough executed older restoration. Still externally sharp. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $24,140. Nobody here for this one, certainly not with $29,000 minimum required. 30,000 SCM Reports Cars • Photos • Market Info Free on-line collector car prices. Sportscarmarketcom I • Automobiles  • Classic Cars  n March, 2001  il ©U _CAN CHr nadagujlfs 'MUPi3i1I MriR acdageiwolon Powered Cy N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides America's Leading Source • Limousines • Motorcycles/ATV's  Recreation Vehicles  • Boats  ogoo.  • Personal Watercraft • Airplanes FAUN llYg AMERICA'S LEADING SOURCE FOR USED VEHICLE VALUES FOR OVER 68 YEARS N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides • P.O. Box 7800 • Costa Mesa • CA • 92628 • (800) 966-6232 • FAX (714) 556-8715 57 Corcoran. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,850. Offered without reserve, it made over mid-guide price money, which was slightly above the current UK value for a US tourer of this vintage and in this condition. #170-1906 CADILLAC 10-HP MODEL K Light Runabout. SN 20629. Purple lake/dark


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS OLYMPIA LONDON BONHAMS Olympia, London, England December 4, 2000 VAuctioneer: Robert Brooks Number of automotive lots: 144 Number of automotive lots sold: 80 Sale rate: 55.5% Sale total: $3,113,005 o 58  High: Lot #2002, 1965 Iso Bizzarrini 5300 Bertone Race Coupe sold at $336,238 Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 15% of first $50,000, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics ver three days, Bonhams & Brooks offered more than 2,000 lots of collector cars, automobilia, motorcycle, cycle and Fl memorabilia, toys and aeronautica. They filled every square inch of carpet throughout two floors of Olympia 2 for their final monster bash of the old season. Even though their sale rate wasn't exceptional, the UK market leaders not only secured the most changes of ownership, but achieved the highest turnover of the end-of-year fixtures by far. Buyers were forthcoming for most of the big-number lots. A plastic-bodied Is° Bizzarrini 5300 coupe, which finished ninth in the 1965 Le Mans 24-hour classic, sold for $336,238 to a Northern dealer who already owns another Bizzarrini in Le Mans form, though with aluminum coachwork. Within a matter of hours, this purchaser had traded it to a leading London dealer who will race it in major historic events this summer. Two relatively recent and little-enjoyed supercars, a 1991 Ferrari F40 and a 1994 Bugatti EB110, were acquired for $217,394 and $164,980, respectively. A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB with six carburetors and right-hand drive, well restored in 1994 and arriving on the market through the recent death of its owner, reached a better-than-expected $182,062. Very early motor cars were still very much in vogue here, with vigorous bidding witnessed. Milestone results for old-timers included $130,670 paid for a 1904 vintage TurnerMiesse 10-horsepower steamer and $92,710 for a Humber 8.5-horsepower tourer. In contrast, post-WWII pop classics of only average cosmetic quality were not nearly as popular with the punters and their rejection made for a very long evening indeed. Also, as has become the norm since B&B's UK head man Malcolm Barber arrived from Sotheby's, there were plenty of late-entered A lots. This may suit their largely trade entrants, as their often frequently advertised unsold stock has received no unwelcome publicity by being promoted in the illustrated catalog. However, again as usual, relatively few of these late entries sold. Simply by con- by vendor for past half-century, during which time has successfully completed forty consecutive London-to-Brightons. In need of repaint. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $92,710. Again, far more than was expected was paid for Vet that hadn't turned a wheel since 1991. #1906-1928 ROLLS-ROYCE 20-HP Doctor's Coupe. Body by Thrupp & Maberly. S/N GUJ 48. Burgundy, black leather from older restoration. Lots of brass on ye olde lights, and bugle horn to polish. Said to steam along very well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $130,670. All correct, Vet Club-dated and London-to-Brighton Run eligible. This very idiosyncratic means of transport fetched 30% more than the B&B specialists' top forecast. Big money for a steamer. #1890-1904 HUMBER 8.5-HP 2-Seater Tourer. S/N 2411. Red/brown. RHD. Owned wings/maroon. RHD. Rare, as only six such original boat-tails are known to survive, and apparently still sound following restoration five years ago. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $6,570. Although unsold in auction, trade buying-in price was accepted before hammer had cooled. #1994-1934 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM II 40-50 HP Sedanca de Ville. Body by Windovers. S/N 11RY. Red, gray/black, red. &BROOKS Bonhams & Brooks signing them, of course, this auction house does deprive their competitors of some additional entry fee revenue. Auctioneers who stage sales away from base camp have, after all, many bills to meet.—R.H-E. ENGLISH CARS #1876-1904 TURNER-MIESSE 10-HP Steam Tourer. S/N 256. Terra cotta/black. RHD. Delightful patina to paint and button snug and practical, in reasonable and useable condition, and thoroughly deserving of its lowish current retail result. #1885-1929 AUSTIN SEVEN Two-seater Boattail Tourer. S/N C97732. Red, black RHD. Vendor owned for past 36 years. Extensive restoration by Wildae said to have taken 12 years. Well repainted more recently. Concours award winner at RREC 1999 Cottesbrooke and 2000 Towcester weekends, and mint. Cond: I. SOLD AT $149,942. Although some RREC members might reckon Phantom II Sedanca of this quality would be worth $200,000, price paid was more realistic current valuation. #1982-1935 BENTLEY 3.5 Coupe. Body by Mann Egerton. SiN B93CW. Black, green/ wings/black. RHD. In vendor family ownership for past 38 years. Last well restored by Wilkinsons and Ristes late 1980s, but still generally okay in all departments. Nickel fittings all sound. Later full-flow oil system. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $53,582. Characterful, tan. RHD. Body-off restored during 1980s. Paint still sound. Super interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,296. Considering most were bodied by Park Ward, and this fixed-head coupe had been coachbuilt by Mann Egerton of Norwich, mid-estimate price paid seemed to be good value—but then, sadly, Derby Bentleys only appeal to diminishing public. #1889-1935 SUNBEAM 25 WOODY Station Wagon. S/N 8061T. Black, wood/ Auction Reports continued on page 73. Sports Car Market


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The Appraiser's Corner by Steve Cram Excerpts from Actual Appraisals co 1980 Aston Martin Vantage Volante Convertible Odometer: 28,072 miles (partially documented) Exterior color: Jubilee Silver Interior color: Black leather seats and panels; harmonizing to rugs, dash top; Circassian walnut facia to dash. Top color: Black Equipment: Aston Martin 5340 cc V8 engine with horsepower never published, but estimated to be 350-375. Manual 5-speed transmission. All accessories including air conditioning. Aftermarket high-powered sound system. Condition: Using the traditional rating system of  to 5 for vintage and/or collector cars (1, mint/show/perfect/ as-new; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5, poor/rough), this elegant and very rare vehicle is in low #1 condition. Exterior: Excellent specimen with no rust and no hits visible. Body is #1. Paint is in fine original condition, #1. Chrome hardware, including bumpers and grille, all #1. Glass, lenses, grommets and seals are low #1. Wire wheels and tires are #1. Top and cover: Condition is #1, including rear light. Struts and bows, latches and receivers #1. Perfect operation. Interior: Stunning, #1 throughout. Seats, panels, rugs and dash all #1. Circassian walnut to dash fascia #1 shape. Instruments operate as they should. All systems perfect. Trunk: #1. Everything in immaculate condition and accounted for. Only small ding from a judge might be small hole in trunk lid for phone antenna. Engine compartment: Immaculate and detailed. Body wiring is #1; same for cooling system. Undercarriage: Spotless, detailed and immaculately correct. Suspension and steering components in #1 shape; same for muffler/exhaust and rear end. Mechanics: Car started quickly and then performed to #1 standards in all tests. Absolutely perfect. History: Volante convertibles were introduced in 1979. Early models were plagued with problems, but most were sorted out by the time this car was built. Original American owner of this car is not known. Current owner purchased the vehicle in 1987 with 18,000 miles on it. There is no documentation to prove, but appraiser suspects this might be the car owned by Doc Severinsen. It was rarely used, always garaged in dry Southwest climate. Manual transmission might represent about 7% of production, making this vehicle rare. Base value for this vehicle in this documentation: $103,000 Add for rare powertrain and #1 condition: $10,000 Appraised value:  $113,000 SCM welcomes appraisals by other appraisers. Portions of appraisals presented here may be modified for editorial and privacy purposes. Please send appraisals to "Appraiser's Corner," 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215. All submissions subject to editing. ,  March, 2001  Portland, Edmonton, Billings, Teton Oregon Alberta, CAN Montana Missoula, Village, Wyoming Montana Reno, Nevada Sun Valley, Idaho Fax Since one the We and Mitch Silver our firm was founded simple goal: to be the best business. Reno widely car and We're sion Silver in 1979, collector now produce auctions throughout Canada. Our annual Hot and our January auction recognized as being events. Our auctions have honest place to sell or among buy a proud of our track record. to buy or sell a collector Auctions first. Spokane, Seattle, CALENDAR Washington Washington earned car, car. When you're making the deciwe'd like you to think March March Stadium March Portland Silver 300 With 150 April 100 June 150 OF EVENTS 3, 2001 100 cars Auditorium 17 & 18,2001 Cars Exhibition Center Seattle Roadster Show 24,2001 Cars Expo Center 29,2001 Cars Northland Agricurn 2, 2001 Cars Yellowstone Auditorium Mangy June 300 July 150 September Elkhorn 750 Hot 250 Cars Resort list of Cars For Sale available Contact Silver Auctions SILVER 2020 L • ... to sponsor Additional auctions COLLECTOR one week prior to each auction. an auction in your city. are added often. 1-800-255-4485 N MONROE, SPOKANE, www.silverauctions.com CAR AUCTIONS WA 99205 • 59 Cars cars Missoula August Reno - Cars Roaring '20s 30 & July 1, 2001 Moose Saloon 7, 2001 County Fairgrounds 2 - 5, 2001 Sparks Convention Ctr August Nights 1 - 2, 2001 of August in Silver Auctions has had car auction company the Western United States Nights extravaganza Fountain Hills, Arizona the nation's premier collector a reputation as being a fair in in are ri , i-'"E.'1.) ;  Git COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONS 1-800-255-4485 . ri


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The Monthly Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph _I, 60  117 Chassis number: EB 1780 Engine number: 9548 his "barn discovery" Lotus Elite was first registered on December 14, 1961, according to the duplicate green logbook in its history file. It was owned by Mr. Peter John Gillett of Cobham in 1971 before it was sold to the last owner, Mr. Che Keng Saw, in August 1972. The Lotus was extricated from a garden in Essex by the executors of his estate and delivered for sale. According to the Elite Club records, it would seem to be a car that was "lost" to them until now, but was first registered under the number 208DLL. Upon examination, it seems to be complete and still has the 1216-cc Coventry Climax engine with the four-branch manifold fitted, which was covered by newspapers dating from 1981 to 1983. We can therefore assume that this was the time it was placed into storage. As it has twin SU carburetors, it may be a special equipment model. The engine seems to be free, though the generator is seized. It has the MG gearbox fitted and there is a spare gearbox in the car, as well as various other spares. This exciting project, which could become a wonderful historic racer or concours road car, comes complete with the aforementioned green logbook and a copy of the Lotus Elite Profile publications. The car shown here sold for $19,500, including buyer 's commission, at H&H Classic Auctions in Derbyshire, England, December 6, 2000. Finding a Lotus Elite in a barn is indeed a rare occasion. Only 1,030 Elite chassis are known to have been manufactured. More surprising, the Club Elite register maintained by Mike Ostrov in Richmond, California, currently lists 744 known cars with the addition of this one. That is a phenomenal survival rate, and underscores specialist Dennis Ortenburger 's statement that there is no reason ever to write off an Elite. With parts available and a strong network of enthusiasts, virtually any Elite can be restored. Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  This is an extraordinary statement for a car considered to be somewhat less than robust in build quality After all, among the knowledgeable, the Elite is known for being "designed by an accountant, powered by afire-pump engine, and fabricated by a boat builder " Lotus founder Colin Chapman didn't want to build a road car but, perennially short on cash, he thought he could use the reputation ofhis race cars to sell road cars and the profits from the road cars to finance his racing. The Elite was designed at the same time Chapman was designing his first Formula One cars and benefitedfrom innovations he had proven in the Lotus 9s, 10s, and 1 1 s, including the eponymous Chapman strut, a coil-over-shock that dra- SCM Price Guide  1961 Lotus Elite S2 Coupe 7 Market Review Buyer's Guide fiberglass body as its chassis. Not surprisingly, simplicity and lightness were always Chapman 's watchwords. On the Elite, suspension parts and the front sub-frame that supported the engine bolted directly to box sections molded into the fiberglass body. The result was a car that weighed less than 1,500 pounds. (Later cars may have weighed a bit more since Bristol Aircraft, which took over fabrication from Maximar Mouldings, added extra material when its early products experienced problems.) The Elite had just over 100 horsepower from its 1216-cc Coventry Climax engine with dual SUs, and the drag coefficient of the sleek body, refined by Frank Costin, was less than .30. In racing trim, the car could reach 130 mph on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, allowing it to win the 1300-cc class five years in a row. Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  $5,310 for SE (special equipment with dual SUs), $6,780 for Super 100 $27,500-$37,500 $500 $4,780 for Elite, $15 for standard Sprite cap, $60 for original Lucas Chassis #  Scribed on metal plate screwed to bulkhead in engine compartment next to right-side hood hinge Engine #  Club  E-mail  Punched on right side of block, on flat next to fuel pump boss. Also scribed on chassis number plate Club Elite, Mike Ostrov, 6238 Ralston Avenue, Richmond, CA 94805, 510/232-7764 mikeostrov@webtv.net Alternatives  matically reduced suspension weight and complexity The Elite is also identified by a design number—Type 14—because it was the thirteenth car designed by Colin Chapman (13 not being used for obvious reasons). The most radical aspect of the Elite, though, is that it relies on its Lotus Elan, Porsche 356A Cabriolet, AC Aceca  1958-63 1,030 Of course, these innovations came with some drawbacks. Even in road trim, thefiberglass coupe (a roadster version was never contemplated) is noisy inside. With no way to design glass to fit the compound curves, the car relies on plastic side curtains that can be removed but can't be opened. Nevertheless, the Elite is a delight to drive—agile and responsive to a sensitive touch, especially when compared to, say, the hairy-chested Healey 100-4s of the same period. The racing-inspired independent suspension and disc brakes give the car near-unbelievable handling, especially when fitted with today's sticky-compound tires. Even as a basket case, $19,500 wasn't too much for an enthusiast to pay for one of these rare cars, as long as the engine is present, since many owners prefer to do their own restorations. Further, having bragging rights as the owner of a "barn find" is certainly worth something. There always seem to be a few Elites for sale, and, with the very best percolating in the $40,000-$50,000 range, the new owner of this car can spend another $20,000 - $30,000 before his total investment draws even with current market values.—Gary Anderson (Historical data and photo courtesy of auction company)• Sports Car Market


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( Datient By Gary Anderson  Addressing the Mysteries of British Car Ownership Paint It Black D ear Mr. Anderson: I've just purchased a 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Limousine with a body by Hooper at a price that 1 couldn't refuse. I have experience with American prewar cars, but don't know anything about this car. The upholstery needs replacing and all the paint has been stripped off the the car. I'd like to restore the car using authentic colors used at that time. How were the cars two-toned? Also, where can I come up with original type materials for the inside?—Mark Freimiller, via e-mail According to Phil Brooks, historian/archivist for the Rolls-Royce Owners Club, you've bought a "neat car." He notes that Hooper built some of the best prewar bodies of all the English coachbuilders. But you definitely have taken on a challenge. While Rolls limos in need of restoration often come on the market for very little money, their coachbuilt nature—with bodies built and trimmed by hand to special order on Rolls chassis—are similar to Duesenbergs and other American coachbuilt cars with which you're probably familiar. However, the RROC in the US and the RR Enthusiasts' Club in England offer enthusiastic support. You should start by joining these clubs. Contact RROC at 191 Hempt Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 800/TRY-RROC, e-mail rroc.hq@rroc.org. Contact RREC at Hunt House, High Street, Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, England, NN12 7NA, e-mail admin@rrec.org.uk , wvvw.rrec.co.uk. Hooper—which is still in business—will have color info in their records and the English club can help you contact them. From The Rolls-Royce "Wraith" by Tom C. Clark, we've already learned that your particular car was built to Hooper design number 7540 for a Dr. R. Feissly of Switzerland. Other good books include Those Elegant Rolls-Royces and Coachwork on Rolls-Royce, both by Lawrence Dalton. You should be able to locate these three through a second-hand book dealer. Another good reference is The RollsRoyce Motor Car by Bird and Hallows, available through the clubs. As to colors, most limousines were painted black, contrary to what you would believe March, 2001  based on the show fields of today. As any body man will tell you, black is the most demanding finish because it shows every flaw in paint and body work. Hence, it was the most luxurious of finishes. Limousines might have had blue or deep maroon side panels. As a chauffeur-driven car, the front seat would have been upholstered in black leather, and the interior would most often have been done in beige, tan, or occasionally gray. If pinstriped, the striping would likely have been gold with tan interiors or silver with gray interiors. Incidentally, these color conventions were commonly followed in this country as well, so if your limo had been built by Duesenberg or Packard, it would likely have been painted in a similar fashion. Of course, as a coachbuilt car, it could have been ordered in any color that struck the fancy of the owner, but usually outré combinations were avoided. Have fun researching and restoring your car. Perhaps more than with any other marque, owning a Rolls will make you feel as if you are a real, living part of a long historical tradition. Dear Mt: Anderson: Jam in the process of restoring my 1963 Jaguar E-type roadster, which I have owned for 18 years. Can you tell me definitively what would be the proper finish for the undercarriage and wheel wells? Was undercoating used? My E seems to have had some original undercoating. Most restored Etypes I've seen have wheel wells in plain metal painted body color, but this seems inappropri- Experts we spoke with agreed that E-types were not undercoated from the factory, at least not with the tar-like substance that dealers applied to make a little extra money on newcar sales. On the bottom of the monocoque and back to the rear subframe on some original E-types, there may be a discernible texture to the paint, but the paint will still be body color. This texture came from a factory coating called "Flintkote," which can be found on several different English marques. It was a sort of sealer that looks as if it was applied with a trowel over the primer before the final color coat was applied. Most restorers don't try to imitate this feature since it didn't appear on all cars and wasn't very attractive. You will have to take care of the underside of your car with the same attention you would take with the front end, but modern paints are pretty durable. You'll need to clean out the wheel wells and the underside of the chassis at least once a year and touch up stone chips that penetrate the paint, but this isn't difficult and will keep the car worthy of the admiring glances it receives. Should you or your heirs want to sell the car, it will be an easier sale without the undercoating, even with a few stone chips, since the new buyer won't be wondering whether there's any metal under that tar, or just nicely-shaped Bondo. Dear Mr: Anderson: I've got two questions: First, what does the term "Oscar India" mean when applied to Astons? Second, why do the English auction catalog descriptions make so much ofthe license plate numbers? Why would people pay hundreds of pounds for a license plate number?—Tom Oleson, via e-mail Let's have a look underneath. ate for a car that is driven, as every stone chip would penetrate and tend to lead to rust. —Peter Bowman, via e-mail To answer your first question, the words Oscar India are from the radio-transmission phonetic alphabet for the letters 0 and I. They are used by enthusiasts to designate the "October Introduction" Series 4 V8s, which were introduced in, you guessed it, October of 1978. The Oscar India cars replaced the Series 2s and 3s—the first Astons produced after David Brown's sale of the company. The most obvious distinguishing feature of these cars was the wood dash that replaced the vinyl dash on the Series 2s and 3s. They are slightly more valuable because they incorporated a number of improve- 61


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ments, including engine enhancements to improve fuel economy, stainless steel exhausts, and improved suspension and steering geometry. Answering your second question, the British automobile registration system uses one single numbering system, with identical style plates used all over the country. The number that is assigned when the car is first registered stays with the car for as long as it's registered, unless the owner re-registers the car with a new number. Numbers indicate the date the car was registered and the county in which it was registered. Having the original plates is like having California "black plates" of the 1960s, indicating that the car has been continuously registered and in use since built, and it will come with a log book indicating the names of all previous owners. Unlike the US, Britain has no "vanity plate" system so owners can't express themselves easily through their license plates. However, for the owner willing to go to the trouble or pay the price, he may be able to find a county that uses the first two letters of his name as its designation, and is about to use his last initial, indicating the year, as the third letter. If he is willing to go to that county and get in the queue early before that plate is issued, he might be able to get a plate issued that has his initials on it. Or he can wait until someone is willing to sell a desirable plate and then buy it at auction. Other combinations that spell words or suggest phrases might be obtained the same way. A classic example, even if it was actually a joke, occurred in the early '60s when Jaguar obtained a license plate for its new compact saloon raced by Roy Salvatore to win the English saloon championship. The plate read "BUY 1." Mr. Anderson is Publisher of British Car magazine. Please direct your English car questions to editorgary@aol.com; fax 650/949-9685.• The English ar hopping entre ALL CLASSIFIEDS INCLUDE INTERNET POSTING! Regularclassifiedonly$15permonth.Parts/Parts Wanted Ads FREE for private party subscribers! ASTON MARTIN / LAGONDA 50 LAGONDA, white w/green leather int, Everflex top, all aluminum body, dual overhead cam engine, independent rear susp, designed by Bentley and previously owned by Jack Nicholson, totally restored, rhd, 35.5K mi $50,000. Josh, 212-9293909. NY 59 DB 2/4 MK III, unrestored, no rust, missing some eng pieces and trans, excellent project car $24,500 OBO. 618-2221122. IL 60 DB4 COUPE, burgundy/black, excellent original CA car, no rust from new, all new brakes, runs and drives superbly $62,500. 310-657-9699. FAX 310-6579698 CA 61 DB4 COUPE, wonderful driver, dark grey metallic, red leather, rare factory sunroof, original radio and manual $59,500 firm. Matthew deGarmo Ltd, 203-852-1670. CT 67 DB6 VANTAGE COUPE, Cumberland grey w/black interior, 5-speed, a/c, lhd, recently restored, straight, correct & very solid, call for details $69,850. Stephen or Patrick, Dlrs, 617-783-1800. MA 68 DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE, LHD, 5-spd, restored in York red with tan leather, ex-Aston Martin Co owner Peter Livanos, a beautiful example of this rare model $185,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 76 V8 COUPE, 5-spd, rare, silver, blue leather, frame-off restoration, absolutely breathtaking, no expense spared, 0 mi since $42,900. Bernard or John, 514-735-0555. 514-978-2366 cell. CANADA QC 84 SALOON COUPE, blackberry/tan, automatic, specially built for NY auto show, sunroof, Vantage cosmetics, 27,911 miles, pristine original $64,900. Jim, 734-675-3575. MI 86 LAGONDA, blk/gray, beautiful car, 20K + mi $49,900. 949-673-8443. FAX 949-261-0609 CA 92 VIRAGE COUPE, red/tan, rare 5speed, 19,585 miles, 1-owner, absolutely new condition $79,500. Diamond Motors Ltd., 734-675-3575. MI AUSTIN HEALEY - 55 BN1, red, new blk leather top, s/s wires, brakes, more, all correct, drives excellent $18,500. M Hartz, 910-793-0990. NC 56 100-M BN2, excellent condition $50,000. 719-632-5186. CO 58 100-6, gold w/white int, chrome ww, 62  triple SU carbs, nice condition $15,000. 636-239-6781. MO 60 Sebring hi-perf 289 Cobra engine, C4 auto, 9" Ford rear, Mustang suspension, hardtop, 4-season car $14,500. Bob, The Autoworks, 201-358-0200. NJ 60 BUG EYE SPRITE, radically restored, 1275S engine, disc brakes, Minilites, roll bar, perfect white paint w/black interior, new top w/sliding windows, no bolt left unturned, better than new, nice and fast $23,850 call for details. Stephen or Patrick, Dlrs, 617-783-1800. MA 60 3000 MK I, Olde English white, blk leather w/piping, total frame-up restoration $24,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. IL 61 3000 MK I ROADSTER, pampered, great driver, beige w/tan int, new paint, manuals, recent mechanics, matching #s, side curtains $18,500. Hyman Ltd, 314524-6000. MO 62 3000 MK II BT7, tri-carb, 58K, 3-owners, very straight, orig, matching #s, orig leather int, very little rust, inside storage since '75, nice driver or easy restoration $11,500. 303-730-6602. CO 63 3000 MARK II CONV, absolutely a stunning high quality professional restoration w/production record certificate authenticating originality $46,500. Almeida's Classic Cars, 209-667-7828. CA 65 3000 MK III ROADSTER, metallic blue w/dark blue leather int, new drk blue soft top, new carpet, all new metal fenders, new chrome, all original components, recently restored, car is mint $38,900. Sam, Goud Classic Autos, 718-721-7021. FAX 718-721-6928 NY 65 BJ8, ice blue with dark blue int, vgc $22,500. 636-239-6781. MO 66 3000 MK III, blue, restored, chrome wheels $27,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 67 3000 MK III, blue over white, chrome wires, professional restoration 5 yrs ago, perfect running condition $25,000. 410-6824430 days. 410-592-2726 eves, EST. MD 67 3000 MK III BJ8, red w/blk sweeps, restored in 91, exc cond, 62K mi $23,500. 403-609-2484. CANADA AB 67 BJ8, CV, 6-cyl, 75K mi, restoration in progress, call for details $25,000 nego. Bill Caldwell, 704-545-0100. NC BENTLEY 57 Si CONTINENTAL, Park Ward drophead, Brewster green, flawless leather, carpets, complete, straight, no rust, mech & cosmetically excellent, s/s exhaust, no air, ps, pb, complete tools & manuals, 1 of 31 built, lhd, drive anywhere $400,000. T. Garth, 813-831-2941 7-9pm. FL 59 S2 CONTINENTAL, Park Ward drophead coupe, silver blue/blue, rects, rebuilt motor $86,000 may trade up. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 94 CONTINENTAL CONV, cream w/ cream top & interior, impeccable, 20K miles, VIN #SCBZDO2C5RCX50026 $200,000 OBO. 415-563-2500. FAX 415563-4964 CA JAGUAR 49 XK 120, alloy-bodied roadster, 670155, very original, never wrecked or apart, always in CA, 3-owners $60,000. 5 10-4330770. CA 50 XK 120, silver blue w/2-tone blue int, H8 carbs, alloy flywheel, absolute perfection $85,000. 941-924-9523. FL 50 XK 120, complete body-off restoration, silver blue w/2-tone blue in H8 carbs, alloy flywheel, 9-1 pistons $89,000. Bill Tracy, 941-924-9523. FL 52 XK 120 OTS, black coachwork, biscuit and red hides, Wilton carpet, STF canvas top and side screens, orig tool roll, skirts w/optional racing screens, older authentic restoration of original 0 rust CA car $45,000 firm. 805-988-1848. CA 55 XK 140 ROADSTER, red/red, show quality restoration on original black plate rust-free CA car, C-type cylinder head, dual exhaust, spats and disc wheels $59,000. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914997-9136 NY 56 XK 140C ROADSTER, correct motor & C head GG6549-8S, twin exhaust 210 bhp, very strong frame-off restoration, perfect brightwork, glass, leather, panel fit and mechanically, cream paint w/red leather $55,000 serious calls. Bill, 727-442-6711 work. FL 58 XK 150 ROADSTER OTS, matching #s, Olde English white, red int, new blk canvas top, stick shift, overdrive, new chrome ww, no rust, excellent cond throughout, running and driving $45,000. 305-864-4350. FL 59 XK 150S ROADSTER, Olde English white, black interior, matching #s, restored $40,000 OBO. 248-528-2871. MI 60 XK 150S ROADSTER, a beautiful car, finished in British racing green w/tan leather int, a documented S roadster w/ matching #s, chrome ww, vgc $65,000. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. FAX 314-524- 0340 MO 61 MK II, 3.8L, original owner, manual overdrive, white/red leather, always roofed, repair receipts, great driver, no collisions, top 10% MK lit, $20,000. 360293-5048. WA 62 XKE SERIES I, flat floor roadster, a very pretty restoration, opalescent blue w/red leather, very nice $37,500. Hyman Ltd, 314524-6000. MO 63 E-TYPE SERIES I, roadster, 3.8 litre, red w/original blk int, absolutely untouched, 2nd owner, rust-free car, original 69K mi, excellent running and driving, a pristine example of a beautiful Series I $35,000. FAX 305-864-4350 FL 64 XICE ROADSTER, yellow, new blk top & int, new front suspension & brakes, very original aluminum center console, engine detailed & polished $35,000. Ron, 952446-1686. MN 64 E-TYPE ROADSTER, club concours quality frame-off restoration several years ago, red/blk, excellent driver, looks smashing $37,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532 WA 66 XKE CONVERTIBLE, 4.2 liter, British racing green w/biscuit int, newly restored, beautiful classic $42,500. Jim, 417476-5588. MO 67 XKE ROADSTER, 3 carb Series I, very solid, rebuilt, new engine, drives great $30,500. 719-491-3107. CO 68 XICE ROADSTER, AZ car, red urethane enamel w/biscuit leather, new total restoration on rust-free 38K mi car, flawless, covered headlights, tri-carb, same owner since '78 $47,500. 520-474-9862. AZ 69 XKE 2+2, red exterior (new paint), black interior, auto, 55,593 miles, double overhead cam, Hemi head, 6-cyl, 4.2 liter, very clean, AC & radio ready to restore, engine needs work, includes cover and manual, previous 2-time Concours winner, motivated to sell $10,000 OBO. Doris, 407-699-2476 home. FL 69 XICE 2+2, British Racing Green/biscuit, all original, not restored, 21K mi, 6 time first place winner in Hillsboro & Palo Alto $33,000 firm. 831-625-1877. CA 71 XICE 2+2 COUPE, V12, signal red, biscuit leather, burl wood console tastefully done, stainless steel exhaust, spoke wheels, engine & rear completely redone, 48,500 miles, mint condition, a beauty, many extras $35,500. John, 561-495-2090. FL LOTUS 60 ELITE, VIN 1193, excellent body reSports Car Market


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painted original periwinkle blue, very good reliable driver, single SU Climax, Moss gearbox $26,500. 505-982-7219. NM 60 ELITE, white/black, Series II, Stage II, 1216cc Climax sohc, 61,515 mi, VIN 1308, CA car, always garaged, ZF gearbox, chrome ww, orig blk plates, spares, ask for detailed list, collection of articles, road tests, manuals & clippings $25,000 for all/firm. 949240-2197. CA 63 ELITE, red with silver top, blk int, Climax, Series II, 2 F trans, 23K mi, fitted luggage, 3rd owner complete New England 1000, excellent $37,000. 910-897-2238. FAX 910-897-2644 NC 66 SEVEN, red, 1500cc, Webers, roll bar, harnesses, 2-tops, extra block and wheel, excellent cond $20,000 OBO. 520-9060670. AZ 67 ELAN S4 ROADSTER, red/blk, big valve cylinder head, Webers, knock-offs, complete older restoration, excellent mechan ics and cosmetics throughout $13,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 71 SEVEN S4 ROADSTER, 1600cc twin cams and carbs, 12K mi, rhd, rich yellow paint, all original parts and manuals, factory alloy wheels, always garaged, street legal, exc cond $18,000 OBO. 610-5442396. PA 72 ELAN SPRINT ROADSTER, S4, red/ white, black, excellent orig car, needs nothing $19,900. 630-655-3535. IL 74 EUROPA, Twin Cam Special, original yellow ext w/blk int, 4-spd trans, new Avon tires, under 30K mi $12,500. Scott srt32F8@ao1.com , . 85 TURBO ESPRIT, yellow w/blk int, 37K mi, clean history, runs well, needs minor work $12,000. 631-669-1245. NY 87 TURBO ESPRIT, 60K mi on car, 30K mi on motor, needs completion, have parts $13,000 nego. Dan, 631-661-8764 after 6pm. NY 88 TURBO ESPRIT, 4-cyl, 5-spd, blk/blk leather, a/c, pw, pl, cassette, removable Targa roof, alloys, fogs, 25K mi, rear wing $22,000. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL M.G. 35 MG PA, 939cc, sohc engine, 2-tone, burgundy & tan, tan int, excellent condition, includes Trailex alum trailer $27,000. 610-520-1250. PA 39 MGTB, British racing green, blk int, excellent restored car $17,000. British Connection, 630-553-9023. IL 46 MG TC, less than 3,000 miles on complete frame-off restoration, Meld new wood tub, rebuilt instruments, drivetrain, suspension, everything done correctly, blk w/new red leather seats, new beige canvas top and side curtains, great car $25,000 firm. John LaManna, 330-533-1374. OH 51 MG TD, red w/biscuit interior and grille, older ground-up restoration, top, leather and side curtains, mechanically sound, owned 28 yrs $15,000. 317-808-4011 M-F. IN 53 MG TD, red/red, TX car, older restoration, still very nice, foglights w/badge car $18,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. IL 55 MG TF 1500, green with tan leather, tan top and full tonneau, disc wheels, chrome rack, #2 condition $20,000. 208765-2886. ID 58 MGA CONVERTIBLE, white, 83K mi, body-off restoration in '88 & only 2K miles since, vgc, Chrome wire wheels, clean, solid, extremely roadworthy car, garaged, needs some chrome $12,800. 814-8650624. PA 60 MGA ROADSTER, 1600, red/blk leather, w/red piping, factory wood wheel, absolutely gorgeous, drive anywhere $19,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447. IL 66 MGB, burgundy/tan, 2-owners, hardtop, o/d, ww, bare metal repaint, rust-free, exc mechanically, new top, tonneau, car cover, original owner's handbook, invoice and more $10,500 OBO. 630-240-8714. IL 66 MGB ROADSTER, British racing green, new top, new leather int, completely restored, engine rebuilt, balanced trans and rear, also chrome ww, beautiful, many spares $12,500. 603-424-4434. NH 67 MGB/GT, Special Anniversary Edition, complete bumper-bumper restoration, burgundy, rebuilt engine and trans, o/d, chrome wires, new correct leather int, call for details $17,000. Ron, 253-845-5012 eves. WA 71 MGB ROADSTER, complete restoration, factory hardtop, o/d, Minilite wheels, leather int, red/blk $17,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL MORGAN 53 flat rad, powered by high-performance Triumph engine, perfect detail, excellent condition $29,500. Autoworks, Bob, 201358-0200. NJ 56 + 4, runs and drives, no rust, steel wheels $11,500. British Connection, 630-5539023. IL 59 +4 ROADSTER, white w/blk bucket seats, new chassis, recent performance engine rebuild, oil cooler, wire wheels, rebuilt gearbox and rear axle, new wiring $26,500 firm. 518-329-3877. NY 67+4 ROADSTER, red w/blk fenders, orig blk int, 53K, lhd, structurally sound, runs and drives well $18,500 firm. 5 18-3293877. NY 71 +8, VIN R7364, yellow w/excellent original black interior, 35K miles, very good reliable driver $26,500. 505-9827219. NM 72+8, green with black interior, 35K, lhd, Holley carb conversion, Moss 4-spd gearbox, decent driver $28,500. 5 18-3293877. NY ROLLSROYCE 25 SILVER GHOST, 140AU, British Ghost with boattail replica body, 2-seater, 4-wheel brakes, ready to use for touring $125,000. Glyn Morris, 847-945-9603. IL 31 PHANTOM I, St. Martin's Town Car, S166PR, lhd, very sound, superb orig cond, recently used for touring $75,000. Glyn Morris, 847-945-9603. IL 49 SILVER WRAITH SALOON, coachbuilt by James Young, this is a magnificent original car with documentation back to original owner, absolutely beautiful $36,250. 314-524-6000. MO 55 SILVER WRAITH, lwb, w/division, complete drivetrain conversion to GM, including all steering, suspension, brakes, wiring, gauges, etc, ready in spring, choose your colors $55,000. 757-855-8128. VA 61 SILVER CLOUD II, elegant long wheelbase w/division, LLCB32, recent complete brake repair, good sound car $32,500. Glyn Morris, 847-945-9603. IL 64 CLOUD III MULLINER, Park Ward convertible, lhd US, a/c, all power, white, red leather, excellent condition $99,000 OBO/trades. Regal International, 954-9899777. FL 64 SILVER CLOUD III, lhd, long wheelbase w/out divider, factory air, garnet/ beige, excellent throughout $43,500 offer. 954-522-9900. FL 67 SILVER SHADOW, flawless silver over black, burgundy leather, American drive, folding burl walnut desk to the rear, 53K + mi, a great collectable $19,000. Charles Schmitt & Co, 314-352-9100. MO 70 SILVER SHADOW CONV, 75K mi, new magnolia paint w/new red Connolly leather, new Everflex top, much recent work, a beautiful example $37,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 71 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, white/beige interior, blue canvas top $38,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL 73 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, lhd, silver/blue 2-tone & blue leather, very attractive looking car, runs and drives excellent $29,500. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY TRIUMPH 55 TR2, red/tan, frame-up restoration to correct standards $22,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 61 TFt3A, red/tan, overdrive, wire wheels, restoration Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL $16,000. Northshore 62 TR3B ROADSTER, blue/blue, 90K mi, second owner $19,000. 816-836-4500. 816-229-6500.M0 66 TR4A, new red paint on a no rust ever low mileage car, new blk leather int, wore wheels and IRS $14,000. 636-239-6781. MO 68 GT6, British racing green, race, car, 2L, 6-cyl, significant history, completely restored in'97, car in Ohio $12,000. 860-6533118. CT 69 TR6, signal red, black int, wire wheels, frame-off restoration with superior paint and detailing, engine rebuilt, regular show winner $16,500. 617-630-9567. MA 72 TR6, emerald green with nice black interior, excellent rust-free car $11,000. 636239-6781. MO 74 TR6, red/chestnut, o/d, 61K mi, excellent original $14,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL 80 TR8 CONVERTIBLE, silver, V8, 43K mi, nice original car, new top, interior fair, 5-spd, good tires and brakes $8,000. 209785-4144. CA PARTS 4 Jaguar XICE wire wheels, balanced with Dunlops, like new 831-625-1877. CA LITERATURE Manuals & books for all English cars and bikes: service manuals, parts manuals, owners manuals, history books; see www. books4cars.com. Call 206-721-3077 or toll free 888-380-9277.• WANTED OLDAUCTION CATALOGS scm is seeking to expand its library of auction catalogs. Anything dating from 19801996 would be highly useful. We'll gladly pay the postage, trade you back issues ofSCM, pay cash, or even promise to raise the value of your collector car at least 2% in the next Price Guide. 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PORSCHE * MERCEDES-BENZ * BMW UND ANDERE GERMAN Chassis number: 116 036 12 002549 Engine number: 4357VD 83 This left-hand drive example was the property of Sir Bernard Ashley, Chairman of Laura Ashley department stores. Bought new in France, where Sir Bernard lived at the time, the car was kept in storage at Llangoed Hall Hotel from 1992 and serviced regularly, Sir Bernard having moved to the US. It has benefited from the following work while under the present ownership: renewed belts and hoses, four new brake discs, refurbishment of the air conditioning system, overhaul of the fuel injection system and more. IFF Finished in blue with a matching blue velour interior, the car is described as in good running order and is ready to cruise the Autobahn at a considerable rate of speed. (The photo is of a similar car.) This Mercedes sold for $4,239, including buyer 's premium, at Bonhams & Brooks' Olympia London auction, December 4, 2000. There is no disputing the glory of the 6.9. This worthy successor to the 300SEL 6.3 was better in just about every capacity. The 6.9's engine produced 286 DIN horsepower, enough for a saloon by any but supercar standards. The real surprise, though, is the amount of torque—an astonishing 405 ft/lbs—that translates into 0 to 60 times of about 8 seconds, along with a substantial appetite for fuel. There are no hippety-hop swing axles at the rear of the 6.9, as it was blessed with the doublejointed half-shafts of the 450 series. Forsaking the troublesome air-bag suspension ofthe 300SEL series, Mercedes gave the 6.9 a new, and stilltroublesome, hydropneumatic system with spherical pressure reservoirs at each wheel and suspension media of nitrogen gas and hydraulic oil. Citroen mechanics should feel right at home. To ensure you could make it home from your favorite lakeside retreat, Mercedes-Benz outfitted the trunk with four rubber blocks. If your suspension failed, the owner 's manual instructed Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Web site  Alternatives  ast, well engineered and luxuriously equipped in the finest Mercedes-Benz tradition, the 450SEL 6.9 was rated by Road & Track magazine as "the fastest, best sedan in the world." akaAe teia il/etraeer Market Review Buyer's Guide 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 keeping the ride height constant. If it doesn't, walk away from the car unless the seller is willing to pay you at least $5,000 to take it off his hands. Asking for $10,000 would be more appropriate, but it's best not to get greedy. So why has this mighty 6.9 fallen so far from grace, bringing money roughly equal to what a 1990 Honda Accord with six figures on the odometer would make? Tune-up/major service  Distributor cap  Chassis #  Engine #  Club  On top of radiator support On rear of block near flywheel Mercedes-Benz Club of America, 1235 Pierce St., Lakewood, CO 80214 www.mbca.org Rolls-Royce Camargue, Jaguar XJ-12, Cadillac Seville, Maserati Quattroporte, Tatra 603 you to jack up a corner of the car, remove the wheel, insert the rubber block, wire it into place and remount the wheel. After repeating this for all four corners, it was best to wash down several aspirin with a liter of dunkeles Bier and call your dealer in the morning. Then you would need to get in touch with your mortgage broker and refinance your home to pay for the upcoming suspension service. Before buying any 6.9, invite a few friends to hop into the trunk while the engine is running. Watch to see if the suspension does its job by 64  The simple answer is that the 6.9s are terribly complicated cars, and are expensive to maintain, even well beyond their suspension woes. It's not because the engines areftagile either; they're not. It's the little things that drain the pocketbook: the prodigious torque takes its toll on transmissions; the air-conditioning systems are complex and costly; even the servo for the heating system is notoriously expensive to fix. Furthermore, if not maintained continuously to the highest standards, these cars age poorly. The superb finish on the wood loses its gloss, the horse-hair padding in the seats goes flat, and rust creeps into the trunk and lower rear quarters. To duplicate the superb quality of the original paint takes a minimum of $5,000 and, with some bad luck, can easily be twice that. So, ifyou find a 6.9 that has needs, realize that your acquisition is just the first, very tiny step on the road to fiscal self-immolation. Like many complex exotic cars, from Lamborghini Espadas to Porsche 928s, the 6.9 on the best day of its life struggles to breach the $15,000 barrier. Worse, 1975-79 7,380 $42,000 $7,000-$11,000 $800 $85 when all is said and done, you 've got a car with too many doors and too many seats to ever be collectible. This king-sized car was a minor bargain so long as it runs and drives to spec. I was once told of a man who would buy a 6.9 every couple of years, drive it until something big and expensive (or small and expensive) broke, junk the car and go buy another one. That sounds like a prudent plan to me.—Jim Schrager (Photo and data courtesy of the auction company)• Sports Car Market


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by Jim Schrager Cornering the 968 Market D ear Mr. Schrager: I was taken aback by your "Cheap For A Reason" column (December 2000 SCM, page 65) about the lack of collectibility of the 924, 944 and 928. I have owned approximately ten Porsches, including the rearengine cars, such as a 911 Targa. However, I have fallen in love with a 1990 944 S2 Cabriolet. I feel the key is the convertible factor. I also have a 968 Cabriolet. Both cars are ultra clean, with extremely low mileage. Do you believe these convertibles will become collectible? At what age does the depreciation curve turn around, assuming it is an exceptional automobile? Also, what is the survival rate of any given car? I would really appreciate hearingfrom you, as I am hoping to buy six to 12 of the 944 S2 Cabriolets— assuming I can find them with low mileage and in ultra-clean condition—and put them away as future investments.—James E., Versailles, OH Dear James: These are fast and strong cars, but they were built in relatively large volumes and are part of the unloved 924/944/968 series. They will never be a first-tier collectible, like a 911 or a 356. Generally a car has to be highly desired when new, raced successfully and/or built in very low volumes before prices really soar. Cars with the highest appreciation potential have two or three of the above factors. Yours has none. Further, for a mass-produced car like a '65 Mustang or a Ferrari 308 to be collectible, it has to be a car people lusted after, dreamed about, read about, stared at when they drove by and talked about with friends as something they would die to own. I don't recall seeing many posters featuring a scantily clad model in a 944 convertible. equipped with the sophisticated 3.0-liter engines, including a 928-derived 16-valve head. The 944 S2, with 211 horsepower, went from 0 to 60 in a respectable 6.9 seconds. The heavier Cab was a few ticks slower at 7.1. The 968 benefited from a host of development work, including variable cam timing, higher compression ratio, lightened and forged rods and pistons, and a fully integrated Bosch Motronic engine management system. To give the Cabriolet a unique look, the windshield was raked back and its top edge was lowered by 2.4 inches. The top and cutdown side windows were gracefully styled by Porsche designer Harm Lagaay, best known for the Boxster. With all these attributes, why are the 944 S2 and 968 still "unloved" Porsches? Simply put, no matter how good the 944 S2 and 968 may be, they are overshadowed by the 911. The 944 and 968 were always the junior models, the starter cars, the machines that were meant to be Audi sport coupes. The 911 was never anything but the finest sports car the wizards at Zuffenhausen could dream up, and cost was often of no concern. The 944 and 968 was a blend of cost-conscious approaches to motoring. The looks of the 944/968, decisively bland to begin with, were diluted even further when the clearly derivatively styled Mazda RX-7 led to a flood of similar-appearing cars on the road. "Is it a Mazda or a Porsche?" isn't the kind of question that leads to collectibility. Furthermore, these are not rare cars. There were approximately 6,000 944 S2 Cabs and 4,400 968 Cabs built—large numbers by collector standards. Compare these numbers to the production numbers for the most valuable street Porsche models: Carrera 911 RS Touring-1,510; 1962 356B Twin Grille Roadster-250; 911 Carrera Speedster-2,065. Unloved, now and forever. As I've said before, the 944s and 968s are decent cars. As the final iteration of the 944, the 944 S2 (1990-91) and the 968 (1992-95) were The Used 911 Story The buyer's guide that future Porsche 911 owners should never be without. All air-cooled models are discussed with pros/cons mentioned regarding each model. Author Peter Zimmermann taps into 30+ years of experience to bring you this little book, now in its 6th edition. Sports Car Market's Jim Schrager wrote: "This is the most useful, accurate and important single book published on buying a used 911. It is absolutely a must if you really want to know about these cars." Please mail $29.95 (check or money order made to Peter Zimmermann) to P.O. Box 651, Newbury Park, CA 91320 for the cheapest Porsche insurance you'll ever buy! Credit card orders may be placed with www.BarnesandNoble.com March, 2001  Due to advances in rust-prevention, the scrap rate for any post-1990 Porsche should be very low, influenced mainly by accidents and theft. So, unfortunately for future value, there will always be an abundance of 944s and 968s. Your strategy of buying only mint and low-mileage cars doesn't matter if the car won't be collectible. For example, a mint-condition Studebaker Lark convertible is only worth a few thousand dollars more than an average one. Personally, I happen to enjoy the old Lark droptops, but my opinion doesn't matter. The market doesn't care a whit about the '60s compact car built in my hometown of South Bend, Indiana. That means I can have my dream car for next to nothing. It also means that when I go to sell it, I should consider myself lucky if I get my money back. So what is the collectible future of the 944 S2 and 968 Cabriolets? My guess is that they will depreciate gently until they hit a value that makes them performance and style bargains, say $10,000 to $15,000. At that price they will find a following and the price will stop dropping for nice cars. Abused cars will be worth practically nothing. I don't think their prices will ascend from there, no matter how many years pass. If you choose to bet on these cars, realize that the odds will be against you. Besides, do you really want to be known as "the guy who cornered the 968 market"?• 65


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Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900. FL 81 M-1, white, 8,900 mi, all original inside and out, absolutely mint, showroom condition, never raced, US legal, top speed 162+ mph, 0 to 60 in 5 seconds, 5-spd, less than 400 street models produced $79,000. Fritz, 415-681-3423. CA 86 7351, burgundy & white leather, 1 - owner, never driven in winter, no rust, great condition $10,000. 518-668-4869. NY MERCEDES BENZ - 33 200 CABRIOLET, in Napa CA, perfect condition, green w/tan top & interior, VIN #125243 $50,000 OBO. 415-5632500. FAX 415-563-4964 CA 35 500K Kombination roadster, blk/tan, an unusually graceful body, restored both bodily and mechanically by MercedesBenz at Stuttgart in'84 $475,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 52 220 CABRIOLET B, frame-up restoration, outstanding compression head w/ twin carbs, show winner, red and silver, red interior $50,000. Competition Motors Ltd, 603-431-0035. FAX 603-43 10590 NH 53 300S CONVERTIBLE, 2-owner, low miles, original paint, interior $125,000. 818-368-7226. CA 53 300S ROADSTER, ivory, tobacco leather & top, fitted luggage, a phone book of records, never rusted or wrecked, maintained to the highest caliber from new, 1960 CA title $177,500. 530-435-2627. CA 54 300S COUPE, an excellent black plate CA car in black w/red leather, chrome and trim very good, rare sunroof, fitted with SC engine, Becker Nurburg radio $110,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 55 300SL GULLWING COUPE, white/ blk, 400 mi on fresh professional restoration, stk#441, one of the best $229,000. PAR Exotics & Classics, 914-637-8800. NY 57 220S CABRIOLET, 6-cyl, 4-spd, cadet blue/drk blue Haartz top, tan leather, driving lights, buckets, AM-FM, wood 66  dash, excellent restoration $45,000. 847680-1961. IL 58 300SL, complete body and rolling chassis, use for racing body, other parts available $45,000. 405-789-9499 fax/phone. OK 60 220SE, dark red/tan, burled walnut trim, beautifully restored CA convertible $110,000. Alex Dearborn, 978-887-6644. FAX 978-887-3889 MA 61 190SL, new paint and top, rust-free CA black plate car $25,500. 805-376-0400. CA 64 300SE CONVERTIBLE, 6-cyl, auto, light blue w/drk blue top, red leather, PS, pb, a/c, air suspension, restored $34,500. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847680-1961 IL 65 230SL, auto, factory a/c, 2 tops, rustfree, never restored, 58K mi, stored 15 yrs $13,500 OBO. 904-439-0078. FL 67250SE CONVERTIBLE, 1-owner, excellent condition, blue w/drk blue convertible top $25,000 OBO. 760-324-6815. CA 69280SL ROADSTER, auto, silver, black interior, 2-tops, ps, pb, AM-FM stereo, new paint, rust-free, 56K mi, 2-owners, pristine cond $24,500. Chicago Car Exchange, 847680-1950. FAX 847-680-1961 IL 69 280SE CONVERTIBLE, I-owner since '71, restoration just completed, auto, a/c, new top and interior, new paint, and more, British racing green, cognac leather, brown top, mechanically excellent $42,500. 301-948-7722. MD 70 600 PULLMAN, 6-door w/37K mi, inter is like new, very rare car, in storage, rear factory sunroof, very solid, needs some work $39,500. Gullwing Motor Cars Inc, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308 NY 76 4505L, triple black, good soft top, 1owner from new, only 52K mi, always garaged, excellent original car, pictures on request $15,900. 804-740-1981 leave mess. VA PORSCHE 53 540 AMERICA ROADSTER, nice original condition, drives very well, 42K mi, Sebring history, 5 owners from new, may take interesting trade $350,000. Monte Shelton, 503-224-3232. OR 56 356 SPEEDSTER, red/tan, recent restoration including new paint & interior, new top, rebuilt engine and suspension, runs and drives as new $63,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914-9979136 NY 57 SPEEDSTER, cream w/red leather and tan canvas, pristine example, veteran of Colorado Grand, and more, beautiful detailing and panel fit $65,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754 CA 59 convertible D, 1600N, matching #s, restored, Ivory on Ivory, black top, wonderful car $42,000. 303-438-1793. CO 62 TWIN GRILLE ROADSTER, T-6 body, 1 of 248 made, 1,000 mi since full restoration, red exterior, cream leather interior, '62 Nardi steering wheel, many extras $75,000. Rick, 310-420-4632. CA 63 CARRERA II COUPE, Kardex ok, white w/exc orig blk leather, electric sunroof, orig manual, tools, and radio, 1 of the most original mint examples, 2-owners $115,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-6537555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 63 356B NORMALE, cabriolet, silver/ blk, straight CA car w/matching #s and rebuilt engine, fully restored in '99 from top to bottom $42,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754 CA 64 356C CABRIOLET, Irish green w/tan leather, black top, fresh cosmetic restoration on an excellent running C cabriolet, new paint, int, top, chrome, plus much more $34,900. PAR Porsche Specialists, 914637-8800. NY 64 SC/CT COUPE, 1 of 6 produced by factory, aluminum doors, hood, decklid, restoration started, body complete $115,000. 770-394-6815. GA 65 356C CABRIOLET, silver/burgundy, black top, 600 miles since restoration, rebuilt motor, matching #s $34,900. 610-4348778. PA 70 914-6, lovely original, 48K CA miles $14,500. 818-410-8526 page. CA 71T, silver ext, black Targa roof, black cloth int, looks and drives as new, 38K mi, owned 10 yrs, driven once a month, absolutely no rust, Porsche alloys $22,000. Jack Miles, 818347-8617. CA 72 911E, superb example, steel flares, 6s & 7s, 240 hp, blue printed and balanced, extremely fast and all black Targa $14,500. 941-482-8434. FL 73 RS TOURING, red/blk, orig engine, tools, documented restoration w/all receipts. $99,500. Motor Classic, 9 14-9979133. FAX 914-997-9136 NY 75 911S, brown/brown int, cloth sport ella Classic seats, 5-spd, no rust or fillers, 83K, cookie cutter wheels, new brakes, tires $11,500 bo. 315-769-3539. NY 77 911 COUPE, 6-cyl, 5-spd, white w/blk leather, sunroof, Turbo fender flares, whaletail and badging, painted Porsche crest alloy wheels, pw seat, front air dam, Clifford alarm, 7K on restoration $23,500. Car Exchange, 847-680-1950. FAX 847680-1961 IL 78 911SC COUPE, all options, 35K actual miles, drives, looks new $15,500 OBO Paul, 909-685-9340 evens. CA 79 911SC, bflablk, well maintained, low mileage, very solid sunroof coupe in excellent condition $16,500. 877-3564930. CA 79 930 SILVER TURBO, coupe, black leather interior, mint condition, 1-owner, 11K mi, USA, fully loaded, executive car, never raced $40,000. Jim, 908-719-9636. NJ 81 930 TURBO, black w/blk leather sport seats, sunroof, only 13K ml, exc cond $32,500. Team Motorsports, 417-8863200. FAX 417-882-0223 MO LITERATURE Manuals & Books for Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, VW, NSU & others: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books; see www.books4cars.com 206-721-3077. 888-380-9277. • CO3: 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 Sports Car Market


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I  MARCH Forza Amelia, 11-16. Pre-1975 or earlier sports, racing or GT car, any Ferrari or any 12-cylinder car of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com 9-11. Includes road rally. Contact: 800/ 811-8448 (FL). 6th Annual Speedster Endurance Run and Lowland Tour, 23-24. Sun Country Model-T Club, Apache Junction (Phoenix), Arizona. Contact: Robert W. Hayne; 602/953-3020 (AZ) All British Car Event & Road Rally, 30-April 1. Lake Havasu, Arizona. Contact: Rich Timian, DACbert@aol.com 6th Annual Missouri Endurance Rally, 24-25. Event is open to any pre-war 1981 British car. Contact: Robert Rushing or Mike Pentecost, slime@stInet.com or tonkaman@peoplepc.com ; 314/9958664 (MO) APRIL Hillbilly Millie, 1-5. Drive 1,000 miles Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Vintage Rally  ).1=1111.111 CALENDAR through Arkansas, stopping at the best restaurants and hotels. Space for only 24 cars. Contact Anatoly Arutunoff, ph/fax 918/743.0891 (OK) MAY 2001 Mille Miglia, 17-20. Will accept 370 cars built between 1927 and 1957. Contact: 011-39-0304-8093 (ITALY) Monterey NASCAR Challenge, 19-20. Laguna-Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. Contact: 800/327-SECA; www. laguna-seca.com collegeplan.org MTFCA Regional Tour, 25-29. The Long Beach Model-T Club, Catalina Island, California. The tour is limited to the first 50 cars. Contact: Tony Bowker, 619/ 789-3954, tonybowker@aol.com International Maserati Classic Rally, 28-July 1. The German Maserati Club is organizing this rally through the countryside surrounding Berlin. Contact: Walter Balmer, 51 Tiergarten St., 40237, Dusseldorf, Germany; (011) +49 211 683730 (GERMANY) 9th Annual New England 1000,20-25. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069; www.vintagerallies.com Wine Country Classics Historic Races, 19-20. Sonoma, California. Contact: www.searspoint.com ; 800/870-7223 (RACE) for tickets. JUNE 9th Annual BMW Seattle Classic Motorcar Rally, 7-10. Cars 25 years or older are desired, but exceptions may be made for late models in the spirit of the event. Contact: 206/323.0624 (WA); seacpn@ AUGUST 28th Annual Monterey Historic Automobile Races, 17-19. Laguna-Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. Contact: 800/327-SECA (CA); www.lagunaseca.com Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, 19. Contact: P.O. Box 1288, Carmel Valley, CA 93924; 831/659-1822; info@pebble beachconcours.net SEPTEMBER _ World Cup Rally 2001,29-October 26. London to the Himalayas, 1.4- and 1.7liter cars, no turbos. Contact: Philip Young, classic.rally@btinternet.com ; www.carnet.co.uk Forza Mille VI 2,30-October 5. Open to any Ferrari or any V12 of any year. Contact: Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/645-6069; www.vintagerallies.com NOVEMBER 4th Annual Texas 1000, 4-9. Pre-1975 sports, racing or GT cars, or any Ford-powered (interpreted to be Aston Martin, Jaguar, Panoz, Talbot, Saleen, SVT, and Cobra CSX 4000, among others) sports car of any year. Contact Rich and Jean Taylor, 800/6456069: www.vintagerallies.com• For your FREE Vintage Rally listing in this directory, and information about display advertising information, please contact Scott Abts. 503/261-0555, fax 503/2525854, email: artdir@sportscar market. corn. Mystery Photo IMMIrM ANSWERS )  January 2001 Is it for sale?—Tom Shaughnessy, King of the Toasted Ponies, San Clemente, CA Magnum never should have moved back to Detroit.—Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI Obviously the aftermarket wheel and tire combination caused some handling problems. —Bob Klein, Columbus, OH "Hello, Mr. Magnum? This is Detective Brewer of the East St. Louis Police Department. We have found your car. I'm surprised that Clark W. Griswald didn't warn you about driving through this town."—John King, Libertyville, IL We are very sorry, Mr. Jones. We were just painting the wheels when your 308 rolled out the shop and on to the street.—Joe Burtoni, Scottsdale, AZ Honey, I think I scratched the car.—Michael Shaw, Stone Mountain, GA Let's see, four tires and rims, front left clip, complete repaint. Ah, dat'll be $29.95. And we'll tro' in our famous Earl Scheib guarantee for free.—Bob Lynn, Kewaskum, WI When it hit the wall, the wheels fell off. Not even Ralph Nader will get this one into the country.—Marni Lynn, Kewaskum, WI When Toni laid his eyes on this slightly damaged 308, he realized that his dream had come March, 2001  true and he finally had a suitable donor for his awesome idea of a kit Fiero built on a Ferrari platform. "Ultimate sleeper!" he thought to himself.—Alex Gershanok, Pittsburgh, PA An innocent victim of Election 2000: Following a wild night of post-election rioting in Palm Beach, a prominent Republican politician found his beloved Ferrari 308 had developed "a little patina." But to add insult to injury, besides the damage seen in the photo, mechanics were amazed to find the gas tank had been filled with "dimpled bal- lots." —Mark Auriana, Stamford, CT The upper crust of car parts thieves: after stealing your wheels they leave you a car dolly. Don't use expensive wheel locks—they'll crunch your fender for spite!—Steve Harding, Havertown, PA Even training wheels couldn't help this overzealous Ferrari driver.—Paul Opiela, Charlottesville, VA So this is what they mean when they say float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.—Robert Yasher, Bordentown, NJ Enzo's persistent efforts to develop his Otto Rotella models resulted in the death of more than a few works drivers.—Paul and Tirilee Cassel, Albuquerque, NM The owner thought his Ferrari was totalled, but the insurance adjuster said it only needed wheels, tires and "CYCLOPS" vanity plates. —Brian Jobe, Dallas, TX "I'm not sure what happened, with this new lift kit and smaller wheels it just got away from me," said Magnum.—Chip Fudge, Oklahoma City, OK Magnum, what have you done to Mr. Master's Ferrari?!?!—Paul Leftoff, Nokomis, FL J. Buffington's belief that his daughter, Muffle (home for Spring Break), couldn't get into any trouble driving his pampered Ferrari if he had his mechanic put on tiny "slow-down" wheels proved to be false.—Jackson Stephens, Walnut Creek, CA Pristine condition. Custom front bumper, low-profile racing wheels, has never seen rain. No free rides. Only serious need reply.—Bill Jackie, Scottsdale, AZ Behind the proverbial 308-ball.—Terry Dreher, Victoria, BC Ferrari's brief foray into the much ballyhooed "TrainTrak Series," could never get past the occasional bovine on the railroad tracks.—Boyd Young, Atoka, OK This is a behind-the-scenes shot of how Christie Brinkley really drove while flirting with Chevy Chase on his vacation tour. The director shouts "More make-up please, and pull out the back-up 308 GTS."—Paul Andre Filion, Virginia Beach, VA Levitation, as was thought, has dramatically increased lap speeds. The techno-whizzes promise to have the yaw control problem sorted out shortly.—Bob Macauley, Westport, CT Ouch: with that body kit, it looked like it could go like a 308.—Charles Jones, Jacksonville, FL The beautiful but now aging 308 was a real doll in her prime—glass body and all. Now in need of some plastic surgery (nose job), she became impatient as the hours passed and the always overbooked surgeon/mechanic did not start the procedure. She left in a huff but was promptly spotted in the lab where she was wheeled back in where the piped-in music began playing "Well, hello dolly, it's so nice to have you back where you belong."—Tom Smyth, Spring Lake Heights, NJ See, I told you this conversion to railroad track wheels wouldn't work.—John McNulty, W Winfield, NY And the winner of a sure-to-be-collectible 1/18th scale model, courtesy of USAppraisals, is Chip Fudge, for his lift kit and smaller wheels interpretation.. 67


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From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber Chassis number: 19467S112030 III n 1965 the nine-year reign of the "fuelie" Corvette came to an end. Only 771 cars with the L84 option were built in 1965, making it the lowest production year. It was the only year you could buy a fuel-injected, disc-braked Corvette. This 1965 Glen Green model has traveled only 1,577 miles since new and is in original condition. It has to be one of the finest examples of an original vintage Corvette in existence. The original owner bought a new fuelie 'Vette every year. Upon learning of Chevrolet's plans to discontinue the fuel-injection option, he treated his final one with great respect. He drove the car sparingly and proceeded to store it. When Jim Krughoff purchased the car in 1976, the carpets were covered with newspapers dated November 20, 1965 (the day the car was purchased). The leather seats were covered with towels. Documents with the car include: temporary cardboard license, window sticker, finance papers, temporary registration certificate, manufacturer's application for certificate of title (unexecuted, the car is still on the original factory Certificate of Origin), owner's guide, salesman's business card and all service and gas records with mileage and dates noted. In 1977 at the Bloomington Gold Corral, the car won the "Best of Show" trophy. At the 25th Corvette Anniversary NCRS National Meet, the car won the high point award, competing against Corvettes of all years and production. In 1984, it was featured in Bloomington Gold's first "Special Collection." In 1997, it was inducted into the Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame as one of the original inductees. This car sold for $168,000, including buyer 's premium, at the Mecum Fall Premier in Crystal Lake, Illinois, on November 3, 2000. The introduction of the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray brought a marked change from prior models. The only significant remnants from 1962 were the engine and transmission—just about every other component was new The Corvette now came as either a convertible or coupe, and the option list had grown to include luxury touches such as leather, power steering and air conditioning. Performance was not forgotten, as the horsepower race of the '60s was just starting to rev up, but styling was the key element of the newlook Corvettes. Bill Mitchell, GM's Vice President in charge of design, as well as chief Corvette stylist Larry Shinoda and Corvette legend Zora Arkus-Duntov, were all instrumental in the birth Years produced  Number produced  Original list price  SCMPrice Guide  Chassis 4  Engine #  Club  Web site  Tune up/major service  Distributor cap  Alternatives  1965 Corvette "Fuelie" Convertible horsepower mid-year Corvette convertibles can be found below $30K. Add original air conditioning or a rare option and the price goes up. Add fuel injection and the price of the base car can double or triple. Why is it that indicated mileage is not as big a factor on these early cars? Quite simply, the odometers on this series of 'Vettes were short lived. I've seen dozens of cars with the odometer showing a permanent 32,000 to 42,000 reading. Added to that, the mid-year 'Vettes were bought and sold as used cars during a time when it was not against the law to roll back an odometer. 8,168 1965 coupes; 15,376 1965 convertibles $4,106 (C2 "mid-year" series) 1963-67 $225 (fuel injection problems could triple this) $15 On passenger side beneath glove compartment door, in interior of car On a pad in front of passengerside cylinder head National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS), 6291 Day Road, Cincinnati, OH 45252-1334; 513/385-8526 www.ncrs.org Iso Grifo, Jensen Interceptor, Intermeccanica Italia of the 1963-67 body style. The bodywork changed little during the production run, really only seeing the replacement of the split rear window in the 1963 car with a single piece of glass in the '64 -'67 models. While most collector cars achieve their value ratings through a combination of equipment, condition and mileage, mid-year (C2) Corvettes are different. Here the ranking goes by equipment, equipment and more equipment, followed by condition, with mileage furthest back Decent 327/300- 68  The fuel-injected, 375-horsepower, 327-cubic-inch engine was $538— not a lot of money now, but a hefty percentage of the base price of a Corvette convertible, which listed at $4,106. As such, only 771 cars (both coupes and convertibles) were equipped with _fuel injection in 1965. $27,000-$40,000 (without fuel injection) It took a serious Corvette enthusiast to purchase, equip, and store the car shown here. With only 1,577 miles, and with documentation to support the penurious odometer reading, this Corvette is a "time machine," used by Corvette owners and restorers to determine what is and is not original equipment on similar Corvettes. But $168K? It is the unique combination of a convertible, equipment, color, documented miles and condition that makes this car a Corvette lottery winner. By pullingfour to five times what a standard convertible might, it showed us exactly how much more than a standard 'Vette it is worth. Today's collectors continue to be willing to part with huge amounts of money for very special, documented cars. However, you're unlikely to ever see this car outside of a car show or concours. Imagine the incredible depreciation it would suffer with each revolution of the wheel as it rolled down the road. 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CADILLAC 53 ELDORADO, complete, West Coast car, red/red int, white top, solid car needing total restoration, matching #s, cont kit, located in CA $44,900. 248-887-5107. MI 56 ELDORADO BIARRITZ, convertible, total rust-free car before restoration, always 1st at shows, orig alpine white, proper twin carb w/batwing filters, excellent running car, drive or show $68,000 cony trade possible. Ron, 361-526-2087. TX 59 CONVERTIBLE, mint condition in & out, rust-free CA car, always garaged, prior owner famous movie star, everything operational, needs nothing, very low mileage $49,000 firm. 310-530-1997. CA CAMARO 67 CONVERTIBLE, bolero red, 327/275, 120K mi, restored 2 years ago, almost everything new and most options, black deluxe interior, a/c, pw top, pb, ps, pw, auto $22,500. Rick Brown, 940-321-4878. TX 68 SS, matching #s 396, 4-spd, 12-bolt posi, 83K miles, console and gauges, Tic-TocTac, pb, orig paint and int, very original solid car $14,900. 918-251-9629. OK 69 SS 396 CONV, 375 hp, 18K orig mi, matching #s, Protect-o-plate, rosewood wheel, deluxe int, tach, gauges, 4-spd, orig top, int, glass, chrome, decals, 90% orig paint, 3 orig tires, very rare opportunity $40,000. 330-656-1475. OH CHEVROLET 55 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE, basket case, frame-up restoration started, have replacement panels for back half of car, front clip, floor and doors in good shape $12,000 OBO. Jeff, 801-561-5173. UT 56 BEL AIR CONVERTIBLE, white with aqua blue, stunning V8 4-bbl, ps, a/t, f/skirts, deluxe bumpers, never rusted, CA car, restored $44,900. 858-759-7723. CA 62 IMPALA CONVERTIBLE, black, red int, ps, pb, stored & driven 20+ years, 283 V8, runs perfect, 1-owner, serious inquiries only, certified check only $30,000 firm. Joseph Lambert, 423-586-2404. TN CORVETTE 53 Blue flame Six, Powerglide, 1-owner car with 33K actual miles, VIN 177, original, stored and not driven since '88 $70,000. 419-592-5086. FAX 419-5924242 OH 57 fuelie, 4-spd, radio & heater delete, all correct, totally restored, every nut and bolt, red w/red int, factory hardtop, from Reggie Jackson collection $64,500. 530-4352627. CA 60 untouched, 230, 4-spd, Wonderbar, heater, washers, both tops, 73K mi, documented, bought from original owner $49,000. 716-392-8083 after 5 pm. NY 66 427-425 hp convertible, dynamic 3 year, full frame-off restoration, everything done, red int & ext, knock-offs, factory side exhaust, teakwood wheel, tele column, headrest, tan soft top $69,900. Jim, 2 16-3986992 after 7. OH 67 ROADSTER, 427-435, 4-spd, matching #s, black, red leather, red stinger, headrests, factory side exhaust, black vinyl hardtop, black soft top, posi, TI, TG, tele, frame-off, none finer $76,000. 678-5 137511. GA 68 435 CONVERTIBLE, 4-spd, rally red with vinyl int, orig paint, motor, int, soft top, tires, etc, ps, pb, tele, hardtop, an absolute time capsule $53,900. 713-664-1967. 713-984-2305.TX 70 CONVERTIBLE, 454/390, auto, pa, pb, pw, a/c, tilt/tele, AM-FM, posi, 2-tops, Monza red/red, 69K mi, matching #s history, Bloomington certified $36,500. 303699-5077. 303-514-0221.00 71 LT-1 CONVERTIBLE, all original, bow tie potential, white/red, 4-spd, ps, ph, tilt/tele, 28K mi, 2-owners, call for details $25,000. 570-265-3608 nights. PA 74 CONVERTIBLE, rare 350 L-82, 4-spd, Mille Miglia, red, black leather int, matching #s, loaded, a/c, pb, pa, r/defrost, tilt/ tele, fully restored, paint, engine, trans, chassis, completed 9/00 $22,900. 262-6463633 before 9pm. WI 87 CALLAWAY TWIN TURBO, #50, black w/black convertible w/graphite in terior, 4,000 ml, Fully optioned. Collection sale BO. 914-693-5407. NY DODGE 55 CUSTOM ROYAL CONV, wire wheels, yellow/black, restored $28,000. 650-854-1755. CA 66 CORONET, original, Hemi 426, 92 total built, much documentation $29,000. 520-776-8937. AZ 69 DAYTONA, 440 auto, 6-pack, original F6, now R4, ps, pb„ pw, very straight 553,000. 319-886-3126. 319-4308787.1A 69 SUPER BEE HEMI, 35K mi, new paint & chrome, built sheet, 1970 block, auto, never rusted or dented, beautiful straight car, platinum silver ext, blue int $38,000. 508-451-1096. MA -0PRECIOUS METALS TRANSPORTATION OF FINE AUTOMOBILES • SPECIALIZING IN DOOR-TO-DOOR PERSONALIZED SERVICE • STATE- OF- THE- ART, FuLLY- ENCLOSED 6-CAR TRANSPORTER • EAST COAST, SOUTHEAST, MIDWEST & "SNOWBIRDS" • ALL MAJOR NATIONAL COLLECTOR AUTOMOBILE EVENTS MASTEN VAN LINES, INC., 70 MONROE AVE., CRESSKILL, NJ 07626 WEB: WWW.GO CALL: 1-888-PRECIOUS! PRECIOUSMETALS.COM - E-MA1L: PRECMETALS@AOLCOM FAX: 201-894-0188 CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SHOW-WINNING CLIENTELE! Mardi, 2001 FORD 66 SHELBY GT350, #383, white/blue stripes, black int, Paxton, new T-5 installed (bolt-in), alum T-10 in crate, Cragars, documented history including original bill of sale, may talk to all owners including original, never hit or rusted, always CA black plate car, perfect $52,000. Brian, 916-7979171. CA 67 SHELBY GT 500, Registry, great condition, owned since 69, 4-spd, Acapulco blue over black, fresh 427 SO, has original 428, 10-spokes, show winner, deluxe int, a/c, ps, ph $45,000. Ed, 541-549-9905. OR 68 SHELBY GT500 KR CONV, show, complete full restoration, original bill of sale, receipts total over $112K, window sticker, auto, a/c, Highland green/saddle, fabulous underchassis $82,500. Fraser Dante, 770-641-8354. GA LINCOLN 40 ZEPHYR CONY COUPE, V12, maroon, runs strong, no rust, never in rain, rare classic, baby Lincoln with stunning lines $39,500. 914-332-6666. NY 67 suicide door convertible, absolute mint example, 54K orig mi, 1-owner, 6 pw windows, pw seat, locks, steering, brakes, top works flawlessly, multiple show winner $20,000. 301-299-9000 MD. 703-9274400 VA. MERCURY 47 COUPE, professional frame-off nut & bolt restoration, complete engine, trans, rear, clutch and brake overhaul, dressed up engine compartment, alum heads, 2-2s, engine chrome, all new wiring system, all orig parts go with car, call for details $19,900. 703-777-2641. VA 50 CONVERTIBLE, orig factory Indy pace car colors, yellow w/black & red int, garage kept, well maintained example, orig flathead V8, 3-spd with o/d, recently serviced after years of dead storage, and more $42,500 ONO. 610-584-8800. FAX 610584-8872 PA 55 MONTCLAIR 2-DOOR, original, rebuilt motor, upholstery, paint job, thick whitewalls, chromed, exc cond, 1-owner $90,000 OBO. 619-498-1176. CA 56 BARRIS CUSTOM, auto, nice car $39,000. 864-833-1791. SC OLDS 53 CONVERTIBLE, full power, excellent older restoration, yellow with black canvas top, wire wheel hubcaps $29,500. 631893-7569. NY 57 98 CONVERTIBLE, solid body and frame, all original, not running, more rare than a '57 Chevy $19,800. 315-655-9677 9-11 am. NY PLYMOUTH 59 SPORT FURY CONY, see to believe, 44K actual mi, no rust ever, ps, pb, white w/blue top, new exact factory duplicate interior $42,500 OBO. 561-881-1249. FL 66 BELVEDERE II HEMI, convertible, auto, light blue metallic, 2-tone blue interior, full restoration, G Govier inspected, 1 of 6 Mopar Natn' 1 First Place, 65K mi $80,000 OBO. 978-456-8576. MA 67 HEMI GTX CONVERTIBLE, auto, excellent KS car w/nice older paint, mint, original interior, white, blk top and int, needs motor $49,000 trades or cash. 952440-6722. MN 70 HEMI CUDA, 1 of only 3, rally red, 4spd, no vinyl top, Hemis, 34K + mi, matching #s, build sheet, incredible condition, Mopar Natn'l Gold award, extremely fast, G Govier documentation $99,000 OBO. 305-661-9733. FL PONTIAC 54 STARCHIEF CUSTOM, Catalina, coral red, absolutely exceptional $33,000. 419-668-1884. OH 57 STARCHIEF CONY, tri-power (NASCAR) restored, red/white, correct matching interior, show quality inside, out and under $39,500. Staley, 561-395-6188. FL 59 CATALINA CONVERTIBLE, 389 V8, alt, white w/red int, white top, older restoration on a rust-free CA car $13,200. 323-251-1100. CA 61 BONNEVILLE CONY, 389, tri-power, 4-spd, ps, ph, leather, 8 lug wheels, straight, unrestored original car, nice driver, 1owner till '98 $17,900. 717-235-5300. PA 64 GTO COUPE, correct 389 cid V8, 4spd, 3.23 Safe-T-Track, black interior, Grenadier red $21,950. Duffy's, 3 19-3647000. IA 65 GTO CONVERTIBLE, Mayfair maize, black interior and top, 4-spd, complete LITERATURE Manuals & Books: 1913-1991: Service manuals, Parts manuals, Owners manuals, History Books, all makes; see www.books4cars.com 206-721-3077. 888-380-9277. • CORVETTES WANTED Prefer '53 - '72 RESTORED... SERIOUS... toll free: 888-592-5086 www.corvetteswanted.com 69 frame-off restoration, beautiful can $28,900. 205-988-8629. AL


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Resource Directory  11, Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. AUCTION COMPANIES Blackhawk Collection/"The Auction." 925/736-3444, fax 925/736-4375. 3600 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506-3600. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480/42 1- 6694, fax 480/421-6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. email: info@barrett-jackson.com Bonhams and Brooks. 415/391-4000, fax 415/391-4040.500 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102; Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. 44207-228-8000, fax 44-207-585-0830. Christie's. 310/385-2699, fax 310/3855875. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com Coys of Kensington. 44-207-584-7444, fax 44-207-584-2733. 2-4 Queen's Gate Mews, London, England SW7 5QJ. Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815/ 568-8888, fax 815/568-6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. Dan Kruse Classic Car Productions. 210/495-4777. 11202 Disco Dr., San Antonio, TX 78216. Kruse International. 800/968-4444, fax 219/925-5467. P.O. Box 190, Auburn, IN 46706. Kensington Motor Group Inc. 631/ 537-1868, fax 631/537-2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. KenMotor@aol.com Monterey Classic Car Auction. 800/ 211-4371. P.O. Box 1889, 601 Capitol Ave., Vallejo, CA 94590. Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions. 760/320-3290, fax 760/323-7031. 602 East Sunny Dunes Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264. www.classic-carauction.com RM Classic Car Auctions. 519/352- 4575, fax 519/351-1337. 825 Park Ave. West, Chatham, Ontario, Canada N7M 5J6. Silver Auctions. 800/255-4485. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@ spokane.net; www.silverauctions.com Spectrum Auction Company. 818/225- 8828, 760/323-1057, 805/966-6940, fax 818/225-8848. 23291 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. www.spectrumauctions.com APPRAISALS Steve Cram's Automobile Appraisal Service. 415/567-1087, fax 415/5671245. In business for 29 years, licensed, totally independent one-man operation. Work accepted by Lloyds of London, Midlands and all US banks and insurance carriers. No charge for phone consultations. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. Phone 802/362-4719; fax 802/ 362-3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. e-mail: dbrownell@ sprynet.com Charles W. Clarke. Phone/fax: 860/ 658-2714. Automotive consultant/appraiser. Hartford, Connecticut area base. State of Connecticut licensed. 40 plus years automotive experience, appraisals and wherewithal to address most any situation. We can travel. (CT) Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 6531, fax 206/467-6532. Complete appraisal services for any and all vehicles of particular note. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. We will help you in your time of need: we negotiate for you. Settlements, insurance, disputes, estates, pre-purchase, donations, etc. E-mail: 70  appraisals@cosmopolitanmotors.com USAppraisal. 703/759-9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. Call or visit our web site. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). e-mail: dhkinney@ usappraisal.com; web: www. usappraisal.com (VA) Joseph L. Troise Appraisals. 415/332- 8183. Serving SF Bay Area and northern California. Prompt, personal, professional and affordable service for insurance, legal, IRS and pre-purchase inspection. Free phone consultations. baba@ sfgate.com ; www.bestyellow.com/classic/index.htm Auto Appraisal Group. 800/848-2886. Serving 33 states, valuation, insurance, divorce, trusts, estates, charitable gifts, diminished value, pre-purchase inspections, expert witness. www.autoappraisal.com , e-mail: aag@autoappraisal.com. "Not just one man's opinion." ic, Rod and Sports Cars with rates starting at 8.49% and long terms from 5 to 12 years. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10 minute approval. Efficient and professional service is what you deserve so don't hesitate, call us today to be in the driver's seat of your dream car tomorrow. jjbest@capecod.net COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE American Collector Car Insurance. 800/360-2277. Get the "Agreed Value" coverage you need, at a price you won't believe! Visit us on-line at www.American CollectorsIns.com for an instant rate quote, or call 800/360-2277. Insuring collector vehicles since 1976. Available in all states except AK, HI, SC and WY. We look forward to serving you Hagerty Classic Auto Insurance. 800/ 922-4050. No-hassle coverage for your collector car. Plans tailored for your needs. Extremely cost effective. Classic Car Research. 248/557-2880. Fax 248/557-3511. 15 years in business, IAAA, for loans, estates, divorce, insurance and pre-purchase. Detroit area, will travel. www.jmkclassiccars.com or kawifreek@msn.com. AUTOMOBILL4 Spyder Enterprises: 516/367-1616, fax 516/367-3260. Authentic vintage posters and memorabilia (1950-60s). Safety accessories: Halon fire extinguishers; patented lead-alloy knock-off hammers; Ferrari tool kits. Free 30 page list (SASE + $1 postage) RFD 1682, Syosset, NY 11791. BUY/SELL/GENERAL Cosmopolitan Motors LLC. 206/467- 6531, fax 206/467-6532. 2030 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Experts in collector cars worldwide. Whether buying, selling, evaluating, consigning or appraising, we cut the edge on the current market. Over 1 billion dollars in worldwide experience. Top prices paid; from one car to entire collections, condition and location are no obstacles. "We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian." E-mail: sales@cosmopolitanmotors.com. Fantasy Junction. 510/653-7555, fax 510/653-9754. Large selection of exotic street & race cars. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars. Mark Hyman, 314/524-6000, fax 314/524-0340. Specializing in buying and selling European sports cars. Over 80 in stock. We buy single cars or complete collections, any condition, any location. Quick action. Call today for the straight scoop on the market. (MO) Grand Prix Classics. 858/459-3500, fax 619/459-3512. Specialize in the buying and selling of historic sports cars and racing cars. Automotive books, videos, art library. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Oldtimer Garage. 41-31-819 00 00, fax 41-31-819 51 91. Gurbestrasse 3, CH3125, Toffen, Bern, Switzerland. www.oldtimergarage.com www.historicalcars.com We Buy—We Sell—We Find. Europe/US/Asia/Far East. If you are looking to buy or sell a vehicle(s) with historic or collector appeal, try us. 30 years of experience, your satisfaction our priority. Any time—Any place—Any where. www.historicalcars.com . COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING J.J. Best & Company. 1-800-USA- 1965, fax 508/945-6006. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exot- 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. Premier Financial Services. 203/267- 7700, fax 203/267-7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease/Purchase Plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination Plan allows you the Flexibility of Financing with the Tax Advantages of Leasing. We make leasing as simple as turning the key. www.WhyNotLease.com CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Cosdel International. 415/777-2000, fax 415/543-5112. Now in its 33rd year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT & EPA, air/ocean, loading & unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button, (CA) e-mail: www.info@ cosdel.com ; web site: http:// wvvw.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 Historics, Barrett-Jackson, Chicago Historics, etc. 26 years of experience, insured, dependable. (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800/221-3936, fax 413/436-9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast to coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocation moves. www.intercity lines.com (MA) TNT, INC. 518/236-4166, fax 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) PC BEAR Auto Transport specializing in all types: hobby, collector vehicles, toys, neat old stuff, regular cars, parts, and winching. Life long car nut. Equipment serviced and maintained by me. Clean driving record since 1959 in all states. ICCMC, US DOT insured, I sleep in my truck while transporting. Inspection and check deliv- ery service. Door to door delivery. PC Bear, 135 Broad St., Akron, PA 17501. 717/ 859-1585 Talk to me anytime. Thank you. tory. List your business, product or service here. Fifty words, only $295 per year. Call 503/261-0555 for information. RESOURCE DIRECTORY Advertise in the SCM Resource Direc- 8657, fax 503/223-6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. fax 954/920-9950. 118 NW Hill St., Dania, FL 33004. 1st Place Results. Antique, exotic and vintage race car restorations our specialty! Quality at realistic rates. Over 25 years experience No job too small. Brochure available www.restoreautomobiles.com RESTORATION/GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503/224- Creative Workshop. 954/920-3303, Interior restoration and repair. Leather/hair a specialty. Authentic methods and results. 20 years experience. For color info call Connie Ware, 503/2841054. (3/01) VINTAGE EVENTS Cannonball Baker Classic. Contact West: Martin Swig 415/561-8401, fax 415/ 561-8422. New York City to San Francisco, California, October 1, 2001. The Colorado Grand. 1,000 mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-1961 sports cars. Frank Barrett. 970/926-7810, fax 970/9261815. Alfa Ricambi. 818/956-7933, fax 818/ 956-5160. Comprehensive supply of parts that puts authorized dealers to shame! To maintain and restore your Alfa, vintage or current. 6644 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91201. ALFA ROMEO Parts Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510/525- 9435, fax 510/524-3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. International Auto Parts. 800/788- 4435, 804/973-0555, fax 804/973-2368. Huge computerized inventory of Alfa/Fiat/ Lancia parts, 1956 to present. Excellent, knowledgeable service. Fast! 68-page catalog. Route 29 North, PO Box 9036, Charlottesville, VA 22906-9036. Black Bart's Emporium. 800/473- 0078, 219/471-7278, fax 219/471-6359. 2639 Goshen Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46808. America's largest supply of badges and emblems for Alfas and other exotics, plus other interesting special parts. Complete your restoration. Performance Motoring Associates 831/338-9703. Fax 831/338-2031. Former Alfa Romeo dealer and 20 time SCCA racing champion, Al Leake, has accumulated over 30 years experience and racing knowledge to compliment his new restoration shop in Boulder Creek, CA. Specializing in Giulietta/Guilia. PMA has an extensive inventory of cars, racing components and parts. Light weight body panels, Sebring racing suspensions and complete restorations now available at PMA Racing. e-mail Alleake@aol.com 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006.(CA) The DiFatta Brothers, LTD. 800/638- 7656. Info, 410/426-7524, fax 410/ 426-8194. 5928 Belair Rd., Baltimore, MD 21206. Largest importer of Alfa, Fiat & Sports Car Market


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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. 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://www.jnca.com MGA Jaguar 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. Route 66 Classic Restoration. 918/ 851-7866, fax 918/438-7866. 15300 E. Pine St. Tulsa, OK 74116. Built to order. Exterior color, interior color and material, drive-line, wheels, tires, brakes, all your choice. Order your MGA today. Offered by Mirage Motorcars LLC. Rolls- Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206/954-1961, fax 425/287-0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. Royce/Bentley FERRARI / MASERATI / LAMBO ETC. Dan Sommers' Veloce Motors. 503/ 274-0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, Maserati & Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other foreign cars serviced as well. ENGLISH British Car magazine. 800/520-8292. The American magazine for British car enthusiasts. Classic profiles, historical articles, club events, technical information, restoration advice. One year (six issues) is $22.95. Repairs / Restorations / Race Sports and Vintage Cars, Inc. ph/fax 503/254-4012, 4815 NE 97th, Portland, OR 97220. 36 years of British car repair to a very high standard. Also prep cars for vintage racing and rallying. Jags, TRs, MGs, Healeys, Morgans, Lotus and oddball orphans like Riley and Singer welcomed. Call Peter or Sue Price. International Motor Car Repair, Inc. ph/fax 845/226-9027, Hopewell Junction, NY. Specializing in the repair of all British cars. Factory trained Rolls-Royce and Jaguar technician. Located an hour and a half from the New York Metropolitan area. Pickup and delivery arranged. Call Jeff Palmer°. AC JWF Restorations, Inc. 503/643-3225, fax 503/646-4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. AC Owner's Club Limited. 503/ 643- 3225, fax 503/646-4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. Austin- Healey Austin-Healey Club USA. 888/4AH- CUSA, fax 503/528-0533. P.O. Box 6197, San Jose, CA 95150. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. The resource for all current and future owners. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. Visa/MC accepted. Visit our web site: www.healey.org Aston Martin 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. March, 2001  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- 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) ity 280SLs. Technical and restoration advice always just a phone call away. Locations in New Jersey and Arizona. www.tonylabella.com Michael Sheehan. 949/646-6086, fax 949/646-6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus— 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) 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 those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $25 annually. 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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 qual- Yoseph ,C. 2 -roise AUTOMOBILE APPRAISAL SERVICES For The Northern California Area Post war European cars a specialty, also book collections. Please call for a free consultation on all your insurance, legal & pre-sale needs. Affordable, fast and thorough service. (415) 332-8183 Tony LaBella Classic Cars. 856/424- 22 49 75 7 23 63 29 1 5 5 39 12 Cosdel Int. 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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS OLYMPIA LONDON Auction Reports continued from page 58 blue. RHD. Front body and doors by factory. Converted 1940s to current half-timbered state. Last superbly restored by Sunbeam specialist Bill Barrott of Sheffield in 1998 and still very fresh. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $19,305. Okay, nonoriginal, but then few Woodies are. More sporting than Daimler Straight Eight and cheaper than Bentley 3.5 competitionfrom period. Shame about blue leather, albeit in dark blue. Very shiny, though, and nobody else is likely to have one. #1880-1948 MG MIDGET TC Roadster. S/N TC4333. Bright green/green. RHD. Former concours award winner during previous life in invoices plus photos of work done on file. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $15,956. This was very nearly low private sale/trade buy-in going rate for smartish left-hooker TF, this one having advantage of larger 1500-cc engine factoryinstalled in period. #2000-1954 JAGUAR X1K 120SE Drophead coupe. S/N S678218. Black/red. LHD. As new, following three-year restoration in Italy, which serious collector and historic racer Murray Smith did well to land himself Big Healey with two-spare wheel humpy trunk for $15,000 to $20,000 less than going rate. #1940-1965 DAIMLER V8 250 Auto Se- dan. S/N PIA8552BW. BR green/tan. RHD. Acquired in 1994 by King Hussein of Jordan, South Africa, though older restoration. Still perfectly acceptable, retail standard paint, brightwork and trim. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $20,568. This was low to medium current retail here for TC. #1989-1952 BRISTOL 401 2-door Sports Sedan. S/N 401/1152. Maroon metallic/cream, is unusual for Jag. Supplied new to Charles Homburg of L.A. All numbers matching. Cond: I. SOLD AT $45,333. Nicely presented XK, and drophead, too, for around trade stocking money. Seemingly good value, this, particularly ifprivately bought. #1874-1959 LOTUS ELITE SERIES 2-door Coupe. S/N 1051. Pale blue/black, gray. RHD. Rebuilt in 1981 by Dick Crosswaithe who lavished money-no-object restoration on it. Completed in 1997 and only little enjoyed until his death in 1999, since when garage stored at Jordanian monarch's Ascot home. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $30,222. Even with ambitious $40,000 guide price, considering its superb royal history, it was really surprising that this quality item did not fly away under hammer It did sell afterwards, though, and no doubt will have been marked up modestly since. #1972-1967 JAGUAR 340 Sedan. S/N 1J50530DN. Red/tan. RHD. Supplied new to rust-rare South Africa, returned to UK for burgundy piping. RHD. Fully restored two years ago and only little used since. Near pefect. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $16,454. With six - pot mo- tor derived from BMW 328, aerodynamics years ahead of its time and aluminum panels handcrafted by plane makers over tubular steel Touring of Milan style, 401s are seriously undervalued by market makers. Interesting GT in great condition. #1877 - 1954 MG MIDGET TF 1500 Road- ster. S/N HDP46/9442. Olde English white/ red. LHD. Generally all up and together cosmetically and mechanically, with latter only recently refurbished. Always good to see March, 2001  with later ZF box replacing original MG unit, and leather trim within. Hardly used since and mostly stored. Now nicely mellowed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $26,025. Regarded as near-retail price until two days later, when brace of barndiscovered Elite/Climax resto projects were taken up north at H&H for nearly same money. Since then, this car reckoned to have been the steal of end-of-season sales here. #1908-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK 12-door Roadster. S/N HBN7-6685. Red/ black. White top. RHD. Aluminum body by factory competition department. Genuine works car with good period provenance. Driven by Stirling's sister Pat Moss. Since 1978, resident in Australia, where correctly restored in 1995 and event exercised since. Only very few chips to paint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $79,284. Considering this was genuine ex-works car; 73 4,000-hour resto commenced in 1991, with concours wins and very little evidence of abuse since. Excellent. Cond: I. SOLD AT $23,506. With premium, just under reserve was forthcoming. Although private seller would ask for more, this is all they could expect for 340 Jag which, by 1967, had passed into Lazy Leyland ownership. #1970 - 1969 JAGUAR X.KE S II 4.2 2-door Roadster. S/N 1R I 0924R2309. Polar white/


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CM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS 8, BROOKS OLYMPIA LONDON .....11.....11.1 . 11 111 11 black. RI-ID. Last expensively restored in 1989 at end of boom and, after minimal mileage since, still quite reasonable paint, trim and engine bay presentation. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,185. Mid-estimate result. Inexpensive for RHD roadster ifprivate buyer, while stocking dealer would not want to pay much more. #1916-1998 LOTUS ESPRIT V8 2-door Coupe. SN SCC.DA.0829WH.C. Green/tan, was raised, so one presumes auctioneer only profited one way. Large Edwardians, even of this quality, have not been that popular in UK of late, though this one was stunning and could be "brass and gas" contender Stateside. #1969-1910 RENAULT AX 8-HP TwoSeater. S/N 24695. Red, black/black. RHD. #2003-1966 PORSCHE 906 CARRERA 6 Race Coupe. S/N 906.140. Blue/black. black. RHD. Odo: 200 miles. A/C, full leather interior and Momo. All as new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $50,378. Rather modern for this sale, although 349-hp 3.5 V8-powered Esprit deserves classic status. This was about right for two-year-old and good value for such lowmileage example. FRENCH CARS #1895-1904 PEUGEOT 5-HP Two-Seater Tourer. S/N A254. Black/black. RHD. Vet Car Stored 1975-1995, when mechanically recommissioned by R-R specialist Coldwell Engineering. Possibly last painted pre-1975. Perfectly useable and Vet Club of GB dated. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $24,513. Very slighly over market price for mini-Edwardian. #197I-1994 BUGATTI EB110 GT 2-door Coupe. S/N ZA9ABO1EOPCD390. French blue/ gray. LHD. Marcello Gandini-designed body LHD. No discernible racing history—in period, or more recently, in retro events. Older restoration may have been fme for display purposes in last Euro collection, but wouldn't satisfy picky Porsche collectors, who'd need total makeover with attention to detail. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $204,400. This car was simply not good enough for the $204,400 sought. There are better condition 906s around with better history which, of course, could command more. #1905-1973 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA 2.7 RS Coupe. S/N 911.360.1126. White/black. Club of GB dated and London-to-Brighton road regular. Repainted some time ago and still perfectly presentable. In possession of fresh annual test certificate. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $39,457. Not unreasonable price to pay for fully working London-to-Brighton run eligibility, though only providing seats for two. #1962-1910 NAGANT 24/30 HP 5.5 Toy Tonneau. S/N 655. Off white. Dark brown top. RHD. First owned by US diplomat in Bel- by factory. In short supply, as reckoned to be only 50 made. Cosmetically indistinguishable from brand-new with brand-new tires. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $164,980. Did not appear to sell under the hammer, though appearing on results for more than $50,000 below low estimate. Has, therefore, to be new value ofseven-year-old EB110. GERMAN CARS #1919-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 3005L Roadster. S/N 7500 160. Black/black. Black top. LHD. Odo: 77,411 miles. Rudge knock- ,  ,  -  - I , -  7 LHD. Odo: 88,502 kms. Touring rather than lightweight version, with slightly wider rear wheels. Not particularly sharp paint or interior. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $32,120. Not nearly smart enough for private bidders. At $38,000 required, too expensive for dealers. ITALIAN CARS #1933-1930 ALFA ROMEO 6C-1750 2door Convertible. Body by James Young. S/N 8613343. Red/black. RHD. Last restored gium. Crossed Atlantic in SS Lusitania. Recently in UK collection. Last restored by Lambourne & Riley and Brentclass Restorations. Huge radiator surround, 10-inch Ducelliers, electric Klaxon, engine bay piping in brass. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $101,762. With premium, reserve 74  off wheels and fitted luggage. Detailed history from 1982 until present while in vendor ownership, during which time ongoing renovation has taken place. Some wear, some minor chips. Worker rather than concours. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $109,500. Desired sum, which would still be viable propostion for London trade, was obtained in speedy post-sale. Going rate here for rag-top 3005L in this condition. in early 1970s. Converted from Autovac to 12-volt SU fuel pump. Paint just about okay, though in need of retrim and new top. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $76,869. With James Young drophead coachwork, this very characterful prewar Alfa transport for four with 6C-1750 twin-cam motor, albeit non-supercharged and onlyfed by single carb, just exceeded top guide price, making it too expensive for trade. #1948-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB 2-door Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 07413 GT. Silver/black. RI-ID. Odo: 51,415 miles. Original UK-supplied car, and one of few GTBs Sports Car Market


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SCM AUCTION REPORT: BONHAMS & BROOKS OLYMPIA LONDON $336,238. Chevy V8 last rebuilt in 1996 in Italy. Now in good cosmetic, not over-restored condition. Le Mans finisher with lots of current historic race potential, which would explain why $43,000 over reserve was bid and car changed hands again within 24 hours. #1883-1969 ALFA ROMEO 1750 VELOCE Roadster. Body by Pininfarina. S/N AR1470386. Green metallic/tan. RHD. with short-nose bodywork and original six Weber carbs intact. In receipt of $100,000 restoration in 1994 and, from just off mint condition as presented, clearly very little used since by deceased owner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $182,062. Great car fully justiniing strong retail result. #2002-1965 ISO BIZZARRINI 5300 Race Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 1A3*0222. Red/ Early round-tail Spider, one of only 633 produced in RHD. Spent entire life in Transvaal, where restored. Good retail presentation. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $11,573. Desired money was forthcoming, with some profit potential in spring. #1961-1991 FERRARI F40 2-door Coupe. Body by Pininfarina. SN 90832. Red/red. LHD. black. LHD. Ninth overall in 1965 Le Mans, driven by Frassinet/de Mortemart. Used as road car by American actor Remington Olmsted until acquired from liquidators of Olmsted's Roman restaurant by vendor. Restored as period race car in 1980. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT Odo: 2,300 kms. Very low-mileage, catalyticconverted car in outstanding condition in all departments. Never crashed and no evidence of any Track Day abuse. As new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $217,394. Both auctioneers and their client realized what they wanted, which would have been about market price for this model. Values of such extreme summer-time toys wouldhave been slighly depressed out of season and just before Christmas. AMERICAN CARS #1996-1934 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW IMPERIAL EIGHT Sedan. S/N 7011782. Silver/ brown vinyl. Built for South African market, where museum-displayed. Art deco instrumentation. In pre-I935 restyle guise like this, too radical—hence, rare. Believed to be only RI-ID survivor. In perfectly acceptable museum condition, but nothing special. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $14,600. Nobody here appreciated what this design icon was or what it represented Being realistic, probably worth $18,000.• t938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K NORRALM CABRIOLET  1935 Alfa Romeo Type 35 3.8 Liter Racecar 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton Sedan 1937 Buick Series 80 Brewster Limo 1926 Bugatti Type 38 Tourer 1931 Cadillac 355 Fisher Roadster 1933 Cadillac V-16 AW Phaeton by Fleetwood 1910 Corbin 100hp Racecar 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan Tel: 480.421.6694 Fax: 480.421.6697 email: selectsales barrett-jackson. com 1957 Chevrolet Belair Convertible 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS Coupe 1924 Hispano-Suiza H6B LeBaron/Derham Touring 1947 Hudson Pro Street Pickup 1955 Lincoln Sportsman Convertible 1963 Lotus 23B Roadrace Car 1934 FRAZER NASH TT 1928 Mercedes-Benz 460 Nurberg Sport Rdstr 1950 Oldsmobile 88 Futura Fastback 1930 Packard 740 Roadster 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Ranalaf Continental Saloon Sport 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Gurney Nutting 3 Position Drophead 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 3020 North Scottsdale Road • Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 www.barrett-jackson.com March, 2001  75


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eWatch 8 r ‘. by Carl Bomstead .14 A• e normally don't get excited about "instant collectibles." Production runs of tens, if not hun- dreds of thousands, do not bode well for future desirability. These items usually don't return more than a few cents on the dollar when it's time to change directions. At the recent North American International Auto Show in Detroit, there was an exception. Ford was offering a press kit for the new 2001/2 Thunderbird that included a special edition TBird model offered in the same five colors as the car. Monday afternoon they were gone and an after-market quickly developed, with one "dealer" asking $150 for one of her several copies. Where can you get one? I'll let you know as soon as I get mine. Has the hype surrounding the new 1-Bird helped the market for older twoseaters? Based on a few that were offered on eBayMotors, you would have to say no. A '56 with 30,000 miles and a required starting bid of $22,200 did not generate any activity, but the photo was so poor that the vehicle was unrecognizable. A very nice '57 met the same fate when it required an opening bid of $35K. (Why do some people start on-line auctions at a retail-plus amount? Haven't they been to live auctions and seen the bidding build as the competitive nature of the bidders kicks in?) Another '57, with 104K miles, original paint and upholstery generated 27 bids, but $24,100 could not get the job done. A 1967 Volkswagen 13-window Microbus was offered on VintageBus Auction.com but with only a day to go and five bidders listed, it was announced as sold with no final price listed. Strange way to run an auction. A few other interesting items on eBay did not sell for one reason or another. A 1931 Bugatti sales catalog covering the Type 46 and Type 49 required an opening bid of $550—which was about $100 over retail—and received zero bids. A 1911 Firestone Columbus Roadster was a no-sale even though 42 bidders pushed it to $20,400, which seemed like a reasonable price. A 1988 Ferrari 308 GTS replica, one of 247 made, received attention from 24 bidders and reached $14,000. However, for some unknown reason, the seller thought it was worth more. A 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 with only 6,827 miles showing reached the low end of the price range, but didn't sell, with 37 bidders pushing it to $41,102. A couple of interesting automotiverelated porcelain signs that were on eBay and did not sell also caught our eye. A Mohawk gasoline sign with neon outlining the Indian and the word "Mohawk" did not meet reserve— even though one of the 17 bidders thought it was worth $11,100. That's about twice what it should go for on a good day. A magnificent Rand McNally Official Service Station sign received 22 bids and was a no-go at $8,300. This is one of only two signs known and was a no-sale at a live auction last fall when the bidding stalled at $15,000. Rumor has it that the owner wants $17,500. We've been telling you there's money in quality porcelain signs, but not quite as much as this seller wants. Here are a few items that did sell—some good values and others, well... eBay#539966053 -ALFA ROMEO 48" x 12" FLUORESCENT SIGN. First bid: $50. Number of bidders: 16. SOLD AT: $466. Date sold: 1/16/2001. If $10,000 seems a bit much for a piece of garage art, here's a relatively inexpensive alternative that will spruce up your carriage house or rec room. In good condition, it was cheaper than some of the reproduction signs found at local swap meets. Wise purchase. eBayMotors#533598701 - 1962 ALFA ROMEO 2600 SPIDER. First bid: $7,500. Number of bidders: 29. SOLD AT: $16,211. Date sold: 1/7/ 2001. This was actually a 102-series 2000, but since a Ford 289 engine and sold: 1/13/2001. This is not a bargain price on the yet-to-be-delivered new Thunderbird, but the amount someone is willing to pay over MSRP to get the first one available from a Tennessee Ford dealer. In other words, someone paid $20K to be first in line. Several other of these "positions" have been offered on eBay from other dealers, and the number is consistently around $5,000. This one is tough to explain, let alone justify. eBay#540335935 – DOUBLESIDED KELLY TIRE SIGN. First drivetrain had been installed, that error should not have had much effect on the selling price. This same car was a no-sale at $12,000 at the Mecum Crystal Lake auction last November (February SCM, page 39). Are on-line auctions the place to sell custom hybrids? eBayMotors#539502954 - 2001/2 FORD THUNDERBIRD OPTION TO BUY. First bid: $200. Number of bidders: 34. SOLD AT: $20,300. Date bid: $2. Number of bidders: 28. SOLD AT: $1,382. Date sold: 1/20/2001. The Kelly Tire girl, "Lotta Miles," was a fixture in their advertising in the Teens and Twenties. A number of aspiring actresses filled the role. This is one of the more desirable tire signs, although this example shows extensive wear. In excellent condition it will bring $3,000. However, this sale illustrates how dramatic the discount is for an off-condition piece. eBayMotors#539542037 - 1964 FERRARI 250 GT LUSSO. First bid: 4-,,,,,,w5fler • wipmr; WV!. . 64  et  • $25,000. Number of bidders: 37. SOLD AT: $90,000. Date sold: 1/19/ 2001. A "barn-fresh" example that is stated to be complete, original, unmolested and seeing the light of day after years of storage. The market on these seems to be in the low $100K range so this could be the buy of the year or a money pit depending on what needs to be done to the interior, body, paint, etc. eBay#540850292 - 1936 PIERCE-ARROW SALES CATALOG. First bid: $1.00. Number of bidders: 10. SOLD AT: $167.50. Automotive literature falls into two cat- U1 'lilt 1926 PIERCE-AH.110W egories: what you need for your own car and what you collect for the heck of it. Thirties classic era prestige sales brochures were expensive to produce in their day and can be much more expensive today. This one sold under the money, but if you are interested in brochures, check out this seller (search in eBay under magazine_guy). He runs straight-up, noreserve auctions and often starts them at only a buck.•


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SCM Super Showcase The SCM 1972 Datsun 2407. 38,000 original, documented miles. Perfect in and  out. Recent $1,800 service. 510,000/offers/trades up or down. Keith, (503) 261-0333,  e-mail: kmartin@sportscarmarket.com  Race Car Trailers bought, sold and repaired. Full service for trailer maintenance  and custom fabrication. We are your source for race car trailer services in the Northeast. Several  trailers for sale. Intercity Lines (800) 221-3936. www.intercitylines.com (MA) (Apr)  Keith Martin's '69 Alfa Vintage Racer. Built 2L big-valve engine, Weber 45s, Panhard, big brakes, oil cooler, close 5th, fire system. Extremely reliable and fast, needs nothing. $11,500 OBO. Building another race car. Keith, (503) 261-0333, e-mail: kmartin@sportscarmarket.com (photo Bob Dunsmuir) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. 65K original miles. 2 owner car. 10K miles since purchased from original owner in 1975. New paint, chrome, interior and top4449175e03'. (415) 789-5657. (May) t175 ttek 55?; 1957 Talbot Logo America. Excellent restoration. V8 BMW engine. Red/ black interior. $75,000 firm. (631) 728-5949. 7-9pm EST. E-mail patclive@aol.com . (NY) (March) 1932 Invicta 4.5 Liter S-Type Low Chassis Tourer. Extremely rare original coachwork. Outside pipes. Runs excellently. Full history from 1940. Restored and ready for Pebble Beach. Black with green leather. Charles S. Crail Automobiles (805) 568-1934, fax (805) 568-1533. (CA) (March) 1968 Lotus 51FF. Frame-up restoration, the finest in the USA. Four-time  concours winner. Consistent front runner. Very fast. $30,000. Call (201) 935-  8902 or (973) 839-7709. Bruce Dolin. (Ni) (March)  1928 Ford Model A. Only 2,800 original miles. A real collector's item! This car was  featured in the last episode of "Murder She Wrote" and more recently in an article in The  Times of London. Accepting bids starting at 516,500. Contact Patrick Garai° Worldwide.  US (323) 769-4210, US fax (323) 467-6720. UK (44) 147-481-5245. Continental  Europe (31) 651-18-4910 or Australia (61) 29-745-1000. (CA) (March) 1966 Sunbeam Tiger. 65k miles. Fanatically owned since 1988. Supertrapps, Panasports, Konis, Hardtop. All original parts included. Rust free and straight. SHE SCREAMS! $22,000. (815) 455-3112. haha@core.com . (IL) (March) Berkin. New. Rolling chassis less engine and transmission. $16,786. Bryant  Motors. Sedalia, MO 1-800-886-2701. www.bryontmotors.com . (MO) (May)  1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Convertible. 119k miles. Original blue leather, new Haartz cloth top, Nardi wheel, power windows, A/C, floor automatic. Runs dreamy. 530,000. (815) 455-3112. haha@core.com (IL) (March) 1965 Mustang Convertible. Rangoon Red/white interior, V8, auto console, GT equipped. Over S10,000 in restoration reciepts. Great driver. 514,500. (703) 691-7765. http://users.erols.com/nickkarangelen/ 65mustangforsale.htm (VA) (March) 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranella. Red/block Inferior , 12, 000 mile service  done. CD. Mint car. Books, records. Asking 5179,900. (516) 541-9541. (NY)  (March)  The final solution for: car storage/trailer/race watching/Euro-US  transport. Holds up to 9 cars inside, 50'x1 3.5'x8'. Roof lifts (hyd) for breezy  shade. Has container crane p/u points. Trainable. Good condition. S29,500.  Trades. (530) 478-0116. (CA) (April) 1955 Porsche Speedster. S/N 80202. Red/black, 49k miles. Superb, unrestored example. Interesting trades? $39,999. (503) 527-7047, (503) 251-1122 (OR) (March)


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