'64 FERRAR, 330 GT2+2, "70 HEM/ CHALLENGER, '58 MASEMli
3500 GT, '38 JAGUAR SS 100 3.5, '67 PORSCHE 911S
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1964 SHELBY DAYTONA COUPE - $4.4 MILLION
Personally owned by Carroll Shelby for almost 20 years.
1969 PORSCHE 917/022 - $1 .32 MILLION
From the movie LeMans. Ex-Brian Redman,
1939 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 'SCRAPE. - $275,000
1950 Allard J2 Roadster (Cadillac)
1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT
SELEC ED RESULTS
1969 Lola T-163A CanAm Racer
1951 Ferrari 340 America VignaleSpyder
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Coupe
1967 Ferrari 275GTB/4 Spyder
1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Convertible
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC Coupe
1987 Ferrari Fl 87
1932 Ford Custom Roadster '0032'
1954 Jaguar XK120M Drophead Coupe
1955 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster
1964 Jaguar XKE Semi-Lightweight
1967 Maserati Frua Mexico Prototype
1970 McLaren M8C CanAm Racer
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
1954 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
1964 Porsche 904 GTS
1966 Porsche 906
1966 Porsche 906
1972 Shadow MK 2/3 CanAm Racer
1966 Shelby GT350 Mustang Convertible
1974 Ferrari Dino 246GTS
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24 1951 Alfa Romeo Villa d'Este Cabriolet
Incomplete, needs finishing and still makes $93K.
27 1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2
Just take all the photos from the rear.
57 1958 Maserati 3500 GT
Hugely undervalued, and will probably stay that way
60 1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5 Liter
One of the best vintage tourers ever constructed.
64 1967 Porsche 911S SWB Coupe
Twitchy, primitive and highly desired.
68 1970 Dodge Challenger Rif Hemi Coupe
The baddest motor from the era of big bad mills.
On-Site Market Reports
Pebble Beach, CA
42 Brooks USA
48 RM Auctions
Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA
The DoubleTree, Monterey, CA
6 Shifting Gears
9 News, Previews & Gossip
16 Ask Mr. Kerb
18 Bike Buys
308s vs XKEs
1950 Vincent Black Shadow
20 The Wrenching Truth Hjeltness Restorations
28 Sheehan Speaks - $15K to Remove Your Marker Lights
31 The Appraiser's Corner
56 Motobilia - Victory Trophy
61 Cat Trax - Keeping Your Cat Cool
10 Auction Calendar
12 You Write, We Read
14 Comments With Your Renewals
30 Vintage Rally Calendar
30 Mystery Photo
32 Collecting Thoughts
54 Affordable Classics - 1991 Lotus Elan
55 Book Reviews
59 Mystery Photo Answers
67 The Twenty Year Picture - 3 Open Jags
$394 Gas Pump Salt Shakers
356s Melt From the Inside
1983 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV
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Friday 6th October 2000
A Sale of Important Vintage Motor Cars and Automobilla
A - 1960 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Limousine
Coachwork by Parkward, formerly owned by
B - 1947 Bentley MK VI Drophead Coupe,
Coachwork by Parkward
C - 1924 Ford Model T Tourer, extensive
mechanical restoration, cosmetically excellent.
D - 1954 Jaguar XK120 Two-Door Roadster
E - 1932 Chrysler Imperial CL Sport Phaeton by
F - 1934 Packard Model 1107-V12 Convertible
Coupe by Dietric
After the success of the 999 Broo s e
at Hershey we are pleased to return to
this most prominent event. Important
entries have already been received and
we will again offer an exceptional section
urther entries for this important auction
are now being accepted, for further
information please contact Mark Osbornel
at Brooks USA on +1(415) 391 4000.
This sale will include 50 Collectors' motor cars ranging from a 1967 Toyota 2000GT to
an unrestored 1956 Bentley Si Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward. The sale
will also include a 1971 Ferrari Daytona Spyder and a 1942 Lincoln V12 Continentim
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by Keith Martin
Kill It Or Keep It?
A European model, the 280(123 body style)
has the high-revving carbureted 6-cylinder alloy
twin-cam M110 engine and is fitted with a
4-speed manual gearchange. A basic car, it has
cloth upholstery, wind-up windows and lacks
t's hard to kill a car you care about. Case in point: two years ago
we bought our son Eric, then eighteen years old, a 1978 Mercedes
280 saloon. This car was chosen after his older brother managed
to hasten the path of two more sporty automobiles, a Fiat 124
Spider and a '65 VW Beetle, to the salvage yard. A larger car
At $1,100, it seemed a bargain and, placed in
the driveway with a red bow tied to its 3-pointed
star, made a nice surprise high-school graduation
present, as well as a reward for maintaining a 3.0
GPA. It had the usual rust in the rear quarters, showed
the scars of long and well-used life, and smoked at
startup. We ran it down to the folks at MBI Motors,
where Rich Helzer and Sig Raethke waved their magic wands over it (that
was two waves, at about $1,000 each), attending to a multitude of deferred-maintenance-related
sins. The car has performed admirably since.
(Let's not discuss whether we could have gotten a better car by spending
$3,100 up front. It was cheap at $1,100, and we all know that what is
spent after buying a car doesn't count against the purchase price.)
Well, two years later, the smoke has gotten worse. "Visible emissions,"
was the verdict of the environmental police. "You'll never get
this car registered in Portland."
By all logic, we should push the car off a cliff and be done with it. A
valve job would run at least $2,000, and a complete overhaul could hit
$7,000. A responsible course of action
would be to look for a late '80s 5-speed
190-series Benz four-cylinder, for $6,000
or so, and put him into the more modern
car. But such simplistic solutions go against
the grain of someone who once figured out
how to adapt Nash Metropolitan front uprights
onto a Bugeye Sprite by reversing
the bushings inside. And our son is fond of
his 280, enjoying its rather surprising performance
and its manual shift.
So we've found a 1975 280 (an earlier
114 body style), carbureted, that according
to the owner, "runs great and would be perfect
if it hadn't been hit so hard on the right
side." With 112,000 miles, asking price is
$850 and clearly negotiable. Its M110 engine
can be adapted with "just a few modifications"
(famous last words) from the earlier
chassis, and we've been given a quote
of around $1,000 to do the swap.
We'd avoid killing the car that Eric is
fond of. Simultaneously, we'd have changed
our financial position in the 280 from being
Our quest to experience inexpensive, interesting cars continues. You
may recall that we first purchased a 1968 911L, drove it for a few
months, then sold it to an SCM subscriber in Germany. An Isetta followed,
which was replaced by our current car, a like-new 1972 Datsun
240Z with 38,000 original miles, purchased from a subscriber in
Chicago. A trouble-free and refreshingly straightforward sports car,
it just completed the Northwest Classic Rally without any drama.
It's time for something different. We've spent about $12,000 on
the Z-car, and are open to sell or trade it up or down for nearly
anything of interest. For instance, a post-1988 C-4 Corvette, a restored
TR6, another early 911 or a Jaguar E-type 2+2 would all
work. If you've got something in mind, no matter how strange (remember
the Isetta) send me an e-mail or fax.
Z Car to Go
Seminars and Schedules
We're looking forward to our 4th annual Insider's Seminars at
Barrett-Jackson, January 18, 19 & 20, presented by Grundy Insurance
and Barrett-Jackson. We'll have a host of SCM experts on hand to
help you decide when to hold on and when to fold when the car of your
dreams crosses the block. More details may be found on page 63.
To get our coverage of Monterey to you as quickly as possible,
we've moved our report on RM Meadow Brook and Silver's Hot August
Nights to the November issue. Of course, the complete results of
all of these auctions are in the process of being posted on SCM's collector
car registry, eCarCentral.com . Drop by and visit the site; while it's
under construction, it's free to subscribers and friends.
The sun-drenched days of June, July and August have already come
and too soon gone by. Artist Nicola
Wood's portrayal of a 1966 Corvette convertible,
on an Australian beach, conjures
up memories of the tours, concours,
cruise-ins and rallies of the departed summer.
On the Cover
This painting was commissioned by the
southern California owner of the Corvette,
and, at 30x 22 inches, is significantly smaller
than Ms. Wood's preferred size of 4 x 6
feet. A member of the Automotive Fine Arts
Society, she most recently displayed her
work at the Concours at Pebble Beach, the
Newport Beach concours and the Palos
Verdes concours. Her show at the
Goldstrum Gallery in the SoHo district of
Manhattan opens October 24, and a tenyear
retrospective of her work, sponsored
by Cadillac, will be mounted at the Petersen
Museum in Los Angeles, from February
17 to May 28,2001.
Got a spare 'Vette or 1R6 laying around?
just a few leagues underwater to being flattened on the bottom of the
Mariana trench. We haven't made an offer on the '75 yet; Eric won't be
home until Christmas. He'd like to drive the 280 back to the University
of Massachusetts at Amherst for the spring semester of his junior year.
Shall we save it or junk it? E-mail your thoughts to
firstname.lastname@example.org , or fax them to 503/252-5854.
"The very first painting I did was a '59
Cadillac," said Ms. Woods, who attended
Parsons School of Design in New York and
the Royal College of Art in London. She now lives in Los Angeles and
drives a '62 Cadillac convertible. Prints of her paintings, made by the
Giglee process of continuous tone printing on watercolor paper, are available
by custom order. Her paintings may be viewed at www.
nicolawood.com ; for purchase information contact the artist directly at
Sports Car Market
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CARS
EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT CHRISTIE'S ACHIEVE EXCEPT/014L PRICES
AT THE PEBBLE BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER
88% SOLD AND TOTALING OVER $26 MILLION, SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS WERE:
1928 MASERATI Two 26 B/M 8C 2800
GRAND PRIX TWO SEATER RACING CAR
WORLD RECORD FOR A PRE-WAR MASERATI
1966 FERRARI 330 P3
WORLD RECORD FOR A MOTOR CAR NT AUCTION IN 2000
1932 MASERATI 8c 3000 GRAND PRIX
TWO SEATER RACING CAR
1953/4 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL
GULLWING WORKS PROTOTYPE
1909 LOZIER BRIARCLIFF TYPE H 45LP
FOUR PASSENGER TOURING
WORLD RECORD FOR A LOZIER AT AUCTION
1913 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL 29 60HP
Two PAssENGER ROADSTER.
WORLD RECORD FOR A POPE-HARTFORD AT AUCTION
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS FOR OUR FORTHCOMING AUCTION ON
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20 NOVEMBER 2000
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Nicholas Benwell, Christian Philippsen
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New York: Miles Morris
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Beverly Hills: Malcolm Welford, Ian Kelleher
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CLASSIC CAR AUCTION
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The 6th Annual Amelia Island Concours
d'Elegance, 3/9-11/01, includes a
road rally, golf tournament, art show and
black tie dinner. Ph) 800/811-8448 (FL).
The 2001 Mille Miglia, 5/17-20/00,
will accept 370 cars, built between '27
and '57; registrations must be received by
12/31/00. FAX 011-39-0304-8093 (ITALY).
Brooks' 10/6/00 auction in Hershey,
PA, features a '32 Chrysler Imperial CL
Sport Phaeton by Le Baron along with a
'34 Packard Model 1107-V12 convertible
coupe by Dietrich. Ph) 415/391-4000; FAX
I/The 5th Annual Mecum Premier
Auction, 11/3-4/00, Crystal Lake, IL, features
85 cars each evening. Ph) 815/5688888;
FAX 815/568-6615 (IL).
Caribou Imports carries slotted
brake rotors and Kevlar brake pads for
Alfas, as well as max-flow free-flow catalytic
convertors which provide a 5 to 7
horsepower gain. Ph) 949/770-3136;
Movie producer and SCM'er Randy
Simon's next film, "Requiem For A
Dream," is released 10/6/00 in New
York and 10/20/00 nationwide. Acclaimed
a favorite in Cannes, the film stars Ellen
Burstyn, Marlon Wayan, Jared Leto and
Jennifer Connolly...Alex Dearborn, Sports
Leicht Restorations, reports that at the 8/
19/00 Owl's Head Museum Auction,
Maine a #3 '54 MGTF 1250 sold for
$41,000 and an original '59 MB 220S
sedan brought $36,000... Rich and Jean
Taylor of Vintage Rallies have been selected
by the staff of Hemmings Motor
News as this year's Hobby Heroes "for
activities which strengthen and enhance
the hobby as well as the communities in
which you live and work."
Meadow Brook Trophies GoTo SCM'ers
Hobby Hero award of
$1,000 will be donated to
the Vermont State Police
VDue to continuing
expansion, Brooks USA,
located in San Francisco,
requires a classic and
vintage motor car specialist.
should have an understanding
of the market;
would be beneficial.
A clean driving record/
license is required and
willingness to travel is essential.
Please mail in
your resume, attention:
Mark Osborne, Brooks
USA, 500 Sutter Street,
San Francisco, CA
94102; FAX 415/3914040.
Anne Marie Barron
car event, the
Rally, in August.
mented, "We were
in the middle of a
bunch of rally cars,
and every-time we
came to a place
"Anytime you finish better than your folks, it 15 a ood day.
where a rally instruction had to be executed, they'd all pull over to the side of the road
and start to get really agitated. Then some cars would go left, some would go right,
some would go straight, and some would turn completely around and go back the
way they came."
He remarked that he and Anne Marie were satisfied with finishing 58th out of 74 cars
entered, especially since his parents, Keith Martin and Cindy Banzer, driving their '62
Ferrari 330 America "did a lot worse than we did ." The Martin/Banzer team, relying on
years of international rallying experience, came in 63rd.
First overall went to Ed Godshalk and Dima Smolyansky, driving a 1954 Lancia
Aurelia GT. SCM'ers David and Adele Cohen, from Vancouver, B.C., finished 35th in their
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring-bodied Berlinetta.•
vicongradulations to the SCM'ers below who took home
awards from the 8/9/00 Meadow Brook Hall Concours
People's Choice Trophy
"The Little Deuce Coupe"
The estate of Clarence Catallo
Most Unique Convertible Trophy
'37 Delahaye Type 135M DHC .... Gordon Wagners, Vista, CA
Most Significant Mercedes-Benz Trophy
'38 MB 540K Cab. A .. Bud and Thelma Lyon, Kensington, NH
Most Significant Ford Car Trophy
'37 Lincoln Zephyr Cpe
'38 Jag SS 100 Roadster
'60 Aston Martin Zagato
'41 Ford Super Deluxe Station Wagon
and a '35 Amilcar Pegase GP Rdster
'31 Cadillac V16 Fleetwood Rdster
'33 Packard 1001 Rumble Seat Cpe
'54 Buick Skylark Convertible
and '60 Lincoln Cont. Mk V Cony.
'53 Olds Fiesta Convertible
'64 Alvis Drop Head Coupe
'59 Rolls-Royce Drophead
'54 Talbot Lago GS 2+2 Cpe
Best In Class Awards
Jerry Capizzi, Chicago, IL.
Malcolm S. Pray, Jr.
Kevin B. Curtin
William Tom Gerrard
Howard and Norma Weaver
James B. Sprague
'53 Ferrari 342 America PF Cabrio.
'60 Taraschi Formula Jr.
'37 Cord 812 Cabriolet
'35 Duesenberg SJ 515
'32 Ford Doane Spencer Highboy
Gene and Marlene Epstein
Sam and Emily Mann
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SILVER AUCTIONS - Las Vegas
England - October 11
Oklahoma - October 13-15
SMITH AUCTION CO. - Tulsa
Illinois - October 14-15
KRUSE INT. - Volo
England - October 15
BROOKS UK - Stafford, Motorcycles
California - October 20-22
SPECTRUM - Palm Springs
Missouri - October 20-22
KRUSE INT. - Branson
California - October 20-22
McCORMICK - Palm Springs
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RM AUCTIONS - Toronto, Ontario
California - October 21
CHRISTIE'S - San Diego
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Michigan - October 27-29
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Washington - October 28
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COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington
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BROOKS UK - Harrogate
Illinois - November 3-4
MECUM - Arlington Heights
West Virginia - November 4
KRUSE INT. - Huntington
Idaho - November 11
SILVER - Boise
Georgia - November 11
MECUM - Jekyll Island
France - November 13
POULAIN - Palais de Congres
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KRUSE INT. - Dallas
California - November 18-19
McCORMICK - Palm Springs
Michigan - November 17-19
RM AUCTIONS - Novi
England - November 20
CHRISTIE'S - London
California - November 20-21
SPECTRUM - Marina del Rey
Switzerland - November 25
OLDTIMER GALERIE - Toffen
Kansas - December 1-2
MECUM - Kansas City
England - December 2
BROOKS UK - London, Motorcycles
Washington - December 2
SILVER - Spokane
Florida - December 2-3
KRUSE INT. - Sarasota
England - December 4
BROOKS UK - Olympia, London
England - December 6
H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire
Arkansas - December 9
KRUSE INT. - Hot Springs
England - December 11
COYS OF KENSINGTON - Islington
France - December 18
POULAIN - Palais de Congres
Switzerland - December 19
BROOKS EUROPE - Gstaad, Ferrari
Florida - January 5-7
KRUSE INT. - Ft. Lauderdale
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MECUM - Orlando
Arizona - January 12-14
SILVER - Fountain Hills
Arizona - January 17-21
BARRETT-JACKSON - Scottsdale
Arizona - January 19
RM AUCTIONS - Phoenix
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KRUSE INT. - Scottsdale
England - February 14
H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire
Washington - February 10-11
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England - March 13
H&H AUCTIONS - Derbyshire,
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RM AUCTIONS - Amelia Island
California - April 6-8
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Dear SCM: Please do not take
the advice of Mr. Billpoint (page
14, September 2000 issue). The
"italicized comments" are the best
part of the Auction Reports.
Secondly, since I live in Portland
and am buying a 1984 308
GTSi QV: I would like to drive it
by your office and have one of
your staff give me a quick opinion.
Dick Guthrie will be doing the
belts in two weeks. The car
appears to be a 1 or 2.
Thanks to an insert in your
magazine, I just insured both my
1969 Porsche and the mentioned
Ferrari with Hagerty Insurance.
I have also used Palm Fibre
Coco Mats on three different occasions
(page 65) and all three sets
were perfect—they are a quality
lection of photos and reports every
month is mind boggling. It is
this quality that sets SCM apart
from the competition.
As to the subject matter of SCM,
I'm still not convinced that better
purchases are not available at any
regional or national meet than at
the big auctions. But I do admit that
for the true rarities, the big-time
auctions are often the only route
As you can see, I use your magazine
more than the daily Oregonian.—Jerry
Cundari, Portland, OR
Our advertisers appreciate your
support. We'll be glad to take a quick
look at your car, but a curbside
lookover is no substitute for a oneto
two-hour examination by a specialist.
As a private buyer, you have
the luxury of having that done,
something not available to most
Dear SCM: For anyone who has
a Ferrari 250 GTE and recognizes
the oil pressure dropping, pick up
Dean Batchelor's book, Ferrari
Buyer's Guide. I had the same problem
with my PF coupe (SIN 1421).
There is a rubber hose connecting
the oil pickup to the pump which
dries out and cracks. When the sump
is full and with no G-forces the crack
is submerged, thus good pressure.
Under braking, etc. the crack is uncovered.
It is quick and easy to fix.—
Tom Walgamuth, via fax
Thanks, Tom. We'll drop the
sump and take a look.—ED.
Dear SCM: On behalf of the
entire Meadow Brook Concours
d'Elegance Committee, I would like
to thank you and your organization
for the support you gave us in
sponsoring a new art award. It was
especially pleasing when I found out
it was coming from my favorite
We all appreciate your interest
and appreciation of the automotive
art world. Please keep the art
on the cover of your magazine. It
looks great and helps make people
aware that automobiles can be
proper subject material in an artistic
setting. —Larry Smith, 2000
Meadow Brook Hall Concours
d'Elegance, Rochester, MI
that SCM is a labor of love. The
amount of work going into the col-
Dear SCM: Firstly it is obvious
SCM wastes too much space on
underpowered non-sporty cars, arcane
British saloons, Mini-Mokes
and weaklings that have a very limited
following. The underpowered
Mercs and VW vans (I don't care
how many windows) are also major
ho-hums. I prefer American cars
that can be driven in rallies and tours
and stay with the pack. But obviously
American is not your focus.
But do try to be more selective and
stick to cars with at least some
sporting heritage. Try this as an
editorial guide: no four-cylinder
cars except Porsches and Alfas!
—SCM survey reply
Down to the nit-picking, I think
You'd leave out Ferrari Monzas,
Maserati 1505's and of course our
personal favorite, Mustang Hs?
Dear SCM: I just received the
July 2000 issue. . .probably your
best issue yet. . .well done.
It is also great to see you listening
to your readers, making the
changes that are suggested and constantly
expanding the areas that you
cover. I probably read almost two
dozen auto publications a month. . .
and yours just keeps getting better.
One of the UK publications
comments on cars that are currently
being advertised; that may
be an interesting addition. It could
be handled in a similar way to the
reports on the auctions. Naturally
you don't want to offend the advertiser
by panning a crappy car. . .
on the other hand, there must be
two or three cars in each monthly
"Showcase" that certainly would be
a pleasure to own and that would
review positively. A profile on a
selection of cars may help a novice
like me on what to look for and
may help the seller sell his car.
—Branko Brkovitch and Dorothy
Pigott, via e-mail
Dear SCM: I love SCM. It has
no peers and definitely is needed and
used by many of us addicts. You can
expand but please try to keep the
quality and thoroughness as it is.
I want to discuss auctions and
the Internet. I do not comprehend
how one can purchase a car without
having made a thorough inspection
beforehand. I always try to
bring professional help along. I once
got screwed by buying a BMW 635
over the phone. If I had inspected
the car ahead of time, I would have
passed on it at any price.
And how do I purchase a car at an
auction or over the Internet? What
happens if you discover you have
purchased a misrepresented car? I go
to auctions for fun but never register
or take my hands out of my pockets.
Some realistic articles along these
lines would be of great interest.—
Gordon Roth, via survey
We are working on a series on
Internet car purchasing now. However,
remember that despite all the
current Internet hype, most sales
still take place in the traditional,
Dear SCM: I just returned from
the Around The World in 80 Days
Rally, which was easily the craziest
road trip I've ever been on. A most
welcome sight was the August issue
of SCM, which will get me back in
the swing of things.
at this time. I had just returned home
from the Monterey weekend. I was
whining to my wife about when
would I ever have the money to
buy a Ferrari. The phone rang, and
it was the Montreal man.
After some chit-chat, he said
"Do you still have the Montreal,
and would you like to sell it to me
for $25,000?" "No, thank you," I
said. Later my wife said, why don't
you pick a price that is so high that
he will probably stop asking or say
yes and you will make out okay!
That was a great idea, so I called
him back and told him it would take
$35,000 to get the car out of my
garage. He said that was a lot of
money—at least $15,000 over
market! Well, if you really want
the car, then that's my price. He
asked when he could come drive the
car. To make a long story short, he
bought the car one week later at
Upon reading the Vintage Rally
Calendar section I noticed your listing
of the upcoming 2001 World
Cup Rally is still showing a route to
the Himalayas which was changed
to Morocco due to political unrest
in the area.
Having just come through Morocco
on the AW80 Rally, I was
very pleased with the new route Greg
Garcia and I will be driving. The
Rally is exciting enough without any
non-car intervention. I love your
magazine; it is easily the best.
—Donald Sevart, Los Angeles, CA
Dear SCM: I have a little story
that I thought your readers would
like to hear, as well as a question
for you. First the story called "Good
Things Do Come True."
Next I was looking for a 328 or
a 308 Ferrari. After looking at a
couple of 328s in my price range,
in the high $30s, I decided it was
better to be at the top of the 308
range than at the bottom of the
328 range. Again, to make a long
story short, I bought a 1984 308
GTS Quattrovalvole European
model, red/tan, condition 2, that
was advertised in your magazine in
the high $30s—almost dollar-fordollar
for the Montreal!
I have been an Italian car collector
for the last fifteen years. I had
worked my way up three Alfas:
1. 1992 164 S; 2. 1971 1750 GTV;
3. 1972 Montreal. In 1998 I sold all
but the Montreal, which I had
bought the year before for $14,000.
It was in condition 3+.
Again, fast forward to the 2000
Concorso Italian° in Carmel, California—my
car won first place, 100
points, against twenty other 308s
in my class. As I drove up the ramp
to get my award, I still could not
believe this was really happening
to me. Does winning first place and
receiving 100 points at the 2000
Concorso Italiano Ferrari club meet
help the value of my car?
I think it is important to always
have your dreams and follow
them. And to always read Sports
Car Market magazine!—Ron Avery,
Van Nuys, CA
After one year and about $6,000
later, I had a show-winning car (one
second place and two firsts). At one
of my shows I was approached by a
fellow collector who had three other
cars at this show.
He said that he too had a
Montreal, but it was in bad shape.
Would I like to sell him mine—for
say, $25,000 cash? At first I
thought he was kidding me (he was
not)! He apparently liked black
cars, which mine was. Nonetheless,
I didn't sell it to him.
Over the next two years, our paths
would cross and he would make the
same offer (at this point let me say
that when I added up my time and
money spent, plus the fact that I loved
the car, $25,000 was not that much.
Well, fast forward to last year
Dear SCM: Can't wait to see
your reviews of the RM Auction in
Monterey, California. Either I was
missing something or most of the
bidders were smoking some of
California's finest. The prices being
paid for average vehicles made
my jaw drop. $60K+ for a condition
3 Jaguar E-type SIII? Hell, the
underside was still in primer red! A
$30K car at best in normal
America. The XKs all brought big
money, they zoomed past my upper
limits almost before I could get
by bid in! Are prices really on the
rise this much, or is Monterey just
an aberration? Anyway, keep up the
good work, enjoyed hearing Keith
at Concorso Italiano—now there's
a great show.—Peter J. Bowman,
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Here are some thoughts and observations from fellow subscribers.
A price guide column for good
solid driveable vehicles, not just the
top end, as I am an occasional
driver, not a show or concours guy.
Thanks.—Gary Black, Orcutt, CA
Just keep up the good work. I
love the objective, frank commentary
on the vehicles. Your comments
assist the readers to be objective
about their cars. Thank
you!—Chris Sinclare, Courtenay,
Great strides in the last year!
Last couple of "Sheehan Speaks"
columns have been excellent.—
John Gray, San Ramon, CA
You're doing a great job, keep
It's getting better all the time,
keep up the good work.—Don
Stockett, Sacramento, CA
Roadster. Superb restored example.
1949 Jaguar XK-120 "Alloy"
Excellent example, low miles.
1977 Ferrari 308 GTB
Great stuff. Keep it coming! I'd
enjoy seeing more '40s to '60s
Abraham, Jr., Fremont, CA
More color, realistic Porsche
911/930 values and report complete
auction prices. If no room
available, leave out comments and
just list make, condition and
price.—Cellular Systems, Inc.,
Green Bay, WI
it up.—James Southard, Riverside,
1985 Porsche 928S.
CA Car, good driver.
Excellent example, documented.
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera
More guides on how to buy at
auction, i.e., how to separate the
lemons from the gems. Also some
"How to Restore" articles.—Tom
Butler, Raleigh, NC
You are head and shoulders
above all the others now. I spend
more time in your magazine than
Auto Week, Hemmings, and Ferrari
Market Letter all together, change
nothing —Earl Whittemore, Los
Bongiovanni, San Francisco, CA
Less American, sports cars are
not sedans.—Gary Knoblauch,
I enjoy the old motorbike
articles. Moto-Guzzi and BMW would
interest me. Thanks for asking!
—Matt Michael, Sacramento, CA
Interesting seeing progress
from a few photocopied pages to
slick mag. Stay with your version
and unique place in car world. Keep
on keeping on.—Glen Drew,
It may not be feasible but once
in a while I see an auction report
on a car that has shown up a year
(month) or two earlier in another
auction. When reporting on these
cars, it would be very interesting to
compare earlier results and comments.
Just a thought. I like the
magazine and as always, can't have
enough Rolls auction reports.
Thanks.—Peter Pochna, Los Angeles,
1952 MG TD Roadster. Restored,
1974 Jaguar XKE roadster.
Excellent original & low miles.
How about car profiles of
affordable classics. I find the American
cars get short changed. More
American classics! Thanks.—Edward
Laureano, Hampton Bays, NY
Excellent as is.—Edwin S.
Warner II, Apache Junction, AZ
I like the articles on affordable
classics, especially Ferraris. It
makes the dream possible. Also, I
love the Quarterly Price Guides on
each make and model.—Rudy
Decanio, Gordonsville, VA
Keep up the great art work on
the covers.—Phillip Leonard,
Kansas City, KS
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—Larry Smith, Pontiac, MI
It is high on the list of my eight
to ten auto subscriptions. Hard to
improve.—Lloyd R. Davis, Houston,
I love the auction write-ups. I
learn the most in a conscious way.
Thanks.—Lawrence M. Macks,
Owings Mills, MD
My favorite magazine, but
please redirect your focus to sports
cars. I have little interest in
Packards or Duesenbergs, or
Camaros or Mustangs for that matter.
Again, sports cars, please.
—Timothy Hanson, Geneva, IL
Publish weekly! Seriously,
you're great!—Alex Giacobetti,
Sports car market, not classic car
market.—Ronald Johnson, Toledo,
Less American, no motorcycles.
How about interesting web sites
and car show schedules?—Mike
Moses, Roselle, IL
A series by country and make:
1. Where to start and why, a. To
collect, b. To drive. 2. Good and
bad points on those not to start; 3.
Rates on amenities, a. A/C, comfort,
etc., b. Repair, c. Value, d.
Other points.—Thomas Hardy,
It's great as it is.—C. David
Culbertson, Aliso Viejo, CA
More cars per auction.—David
Don't fix it if it isn't broken.
—Willy Smessaert, Eeklo, Belgium
Add a tech session of "how to,"
example: Dent repair/fascia repair
and conducting regular scheduled
service. Add a contact list for Ferrari
owners by region.—Paul Andre
Filion, Virginia Beach, VA
What happened to the great
recipes?—W.H. (Bill) Rhodes,
And thanks to all of you for your
thoughtful comments and your
renewals.—Keith Martin & Cindy
Sports Car Market
Keep the exotica coming. I love
to fantasize. There are enough MGs
and Triumphs at local shows.
Thanks for a great magazine.
—John Rogers, West Chester, OH
Interesting magazine, love the
comments, more Nicks than a
Greek restaurant. Keep it up.
—Craig Bielat, Elgin, IL
1) Publish weekly; 2) Add a zero
to all Morgan prices; 3) Brief section
on contemporary sports cars,
BMW 23M, SLK, TTs, 2000, etc.
Overall a great magazine!—Jeff
Smith, Plano, TX
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Ask Mr. Kerb
by Michael Duffey -
Send your collector car questions to Mr. Kerb, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or snailmail to Mr. Kerb, 6833 SE Pine Ct., Portland, OR 97215.
Dear Mr. Kerb: lam interested
in buying a used Ferrari 355. I
was told that a 1994-1996 model
has the 2.7 card which is "better"
than the 5.2 card, but I don't know
what that means. Can you enlighten
me?—T C., via e-mail
Dear Mr. C: The 2.7 and 5.2
numbers refer to the Bosch
Motronic system. Motronic is an
evolution of Bosch's fuel-injection
system, in which the fuel injection
is tied to the ignition system
and both run off the same
ECU (Engine Control Unit). The
integrated spark timing and mixture
control allows cars like the
355 to produce decent horsepower
along with legal exhaust
emissions, something that we
weren't able to do before these
systems and the computers to run
Should I Buy a 308 Or An XKE?
there. We can't consider their
investment value based on rarity.
The real problem is that the cars
had more low points than high
points during their production history.
The looks, fit and finish and
horsepower really didn't come
together until after the V8 had
grown to 3.2 liters.
Saab, Volvo, Porsche, and even
Ford use the Motronic system and
it is considered the best production
system yet. I made a few calls
and couldn't find any nay-sayers
on the subject of the newer 355,
and only heard a few warnings
about electrical mishaps with the
1995 cars. Perhaps SCM's ranks
of 355 owners and former 355
owners will fill us in.
Dear Mr. Kerb: I am interested
in buying a Jaguar XK 120
roadster a 1966 XKE (or earlier
covered-headlight roadster) or a
Ferrari 308 series car. I know a
little bit about Jaguars, but not
too much about Ferraris. Which
of the above do you feel will have
the best appreciation and/or best
value? Can I rely on my Sports
Car Market Pocket Price Guide?
If not, can you recommend a reliable
price guide?—R.C., via
Dear Mr. C: I don't see much
upside for the Ferrari 308 in the
near future. The V8 cars that began
with the Bertone-bodied 308
GT4 and evolved into the
Pininfarina-bodied two-seat 308
GTB, 308 GTS, Si and QV were
in production for many years. As
a result, there are quite a few out
So, as we look back on the
panorama of three-liter Ferraris,
we don't see anything resembling
a milestone car or a stylistic tour
de force. As a transition between
the slow and lovely 246 GT and
GTS Dino and the later V8-powered
cars, the 308 did a god job of
keeping the marque alive during
the years of ever-strengthening
emission and safety regulations.
If it weren't for the teething pains
of those early models, the current
batch probably wouldn't be as
good as they are.
There is also the issue of driving
pleasure. The XK 120, though
acceptable when new, embodies
on the road.
is vague, the
is more of
shopping without going into the
market on a full-time basis.
Dear Mr. Kerb: Have I found
a millennium Alfa GTA? I'm a
long-time Alfa owner I
currently drive a very
nice '72 Spider for fun.
My question refers to the
Acura Integra Type R.
I know this car has two
strikes against it—front
drive and Japanese. But
everything else I read
says GTA—limited and
special production, racing
success, performance and
price. What do you think?—
K.S., via e-mail
Old Jaguars are a different
story. They have a dedicated following
and despite the marque's
reputation for rust, overheating
and electrical gremlins, the legion
of fans continues to grow. The
likely reason for this interesting
phenomenon is the fantastic availability
of spare parts and the
ample mechanical talent to keep
the cars alive and actually in better
running condition than when
they were new. The oldest XK
120s are now over fifty years old.
In that half century, most of the
Jaguar's gremlins and mysteries
have been solved—or, since these
cars are no longer daily drivers,
the idiosyncrasies that used to
drive us crazy are now accepted
as part of their charm.
Compared to the Ferrari 308,
the Jaguar XK 120 and XKE are
both stylistic standouts and are
probably burned into more memories
than any 308 will ever be. All
these factors make a well-chosen
Jaguar a good investment. You also
mention "value." Sometimes the
value in a car isn't the purchase
price subtracted from the selling
price. Value can also be found in
the usability of your car. Here, for
drivers of certain statures, the XK
120 has limited value and both the
E-type and 308 just a bit more
than a sports car and as a result,
seems to prefer smooth, fast roads
to the really twisty bits. The 308,
the newest design in the group you
mentioned, feels laser-guided
through the twisties. It has firm
damping combined with very direct
steering that makes the Ferrari
respond in a way far different
from the Jaguar.
A price guide is time sensitive;
the fresher the data, the more useful
it will be. It also takes more
than a listing of the high, low and
average price to really get the marketplace
in your cross hairs. Auction
data is useful, but can also be
a source of skewed information.
A high price doesn't necessarily
set a new high point any more
than a low-ball sale price can set a
new bottom of the market. It takes
a fair amount of experience to
compile and filter all of the data
that can slide across your desk or
The guys at SCM are very experienced
in the car arena and can
help the average shopper sort
through the often confusing data.
But even though I read everything
that I can get my hands on, nothing
is a substitute for a chat with a
good dealer. Those folks are in the
trenches seven days a week. The
cars they are selling and how much
they are selling for is information
as up-to-the-minute as you can
get. Combined with a good price
guide, this information will be as
close as you can get to informed
Dear Mr. S: That was pretty
much my feeling about the similar
Prelude VTEC after a drive around
Sears Point a few years ago. I have
always liked the big horsepower/
small package thing shared by the
GTA and a few other cars like the
BMW 2002tii and TI/SA. While
the small-bore, VTEC engine with
variable valve timing that is fitted
to the Honda Del Sol is all revs
and not much substance, the bigger
cubes of the Integra's powerplant
transforms the package into
a real 195-hp stormer. It is also
interesting that none of the performance
front-drive cars that I
drove that day felt very much like
the front drivers of the past.
Torque steer and big-time understeer
were absent in both the Prelude
and the very quick Volvo 850
Turbo I drove.
The comparison skids to a
halt when we try to speculate on
the future for these cars as anything
more than simply good,
used cars. The Alfa GTA is what
we call a "homologation special."
It is a car that was built in sufficient
quantities to qualify as a
production car, but not really in
the kind of numbers that we normally
associate with a typical
road car. At the time, not many
folks lined up to pay 50% over
the sticker price of a Giulia Sprint
for a car that looked about the
same but had no sound deadening
and with body panels held to-
Sports Car Marke
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gether by pop rivets. As a racer,
the GTA package was the thing
to have in the 1600cc class (by
this time arch-rival Porsche had
moved on to the two-liter class).
Today, the GTA is a fast, solid
and reliable vintage racer.
The Integra R, a massproduced,
driven car, will never have significant
exclusivity or value appreciation.
Some enthusiasts liken the
Honda four-cylinder engines to
the Chevrolet small-block V8 in
the '60s. They are powering lots
of racers, make really big horsepower
and seem almost
unburstable. While this won't
help the Integra become the Ferrari
GTO or Alfa GTA of the
future, at least enthusiasts have
an affordable current car that they
can thrash and enjoy.
Dear Mr. Kerb: I was reading
an ad for a muscle car that
1950 Vincent Black Shadow
late '40s and early '50s, these
1000cc twins were the fastest things
on two wheels. The best-known
model was the Black Shadow, with
a 55-hp engine that propelled the
bike to a top speed above 100 mph.
Expensive when new, the Black
Shadow still retains its upper-class
feel fifty years later. Today other
bikes are faster and handle better,
but nothing touches a Black Shadow
when it comes to sheer elegance of
he Vincent Black
Shadow is considered
to be the most collectible
their heyday in the
Vincent produced both 500cc
singles and 1000cc twins; the twins
are divided into four groups: Series
A (pre-war), B ('46 to '50), C ('48
to '55), and D ('54 to '55). The
Black Shadow, built only in the B, C
and D series, is identified by its black
enamel-coated engine. The similar
Rapide model is not as highly tuned
and has a polished aluminum engine.
As with collectible cars, having the
correctly-numbered frame and engine
plays a large part in the ultimate
value of a Black Shadow.
claimed that the engine was
"blueprinted." What does this
mean? Does it affect the value of
the car?—T.C., via e-mail
Dear Mr. C: Blueprinting
describes the way that an engine
was built (or rebuilt). The problem
with production-line motors
is that they are built very quickly
from a huge pile of machined
parts. Sure, we assume that all of
the bores and surfaces are within
tolerances, but some critical dimensions
can fall too close to the
edges of what is acceptable. For
example, let's say that the engine
block has oil passages that are
machined slightly off center, probably
due to worn tooling. Combined
with oil passages in a companion
part that are off center in
the opposite direction or with
holes that are on the small side,
this can starve certain engine parts
For instance, if this misalignment
slowed down the oil supply
to the camshaft or crankshaft, we
would have a problem. Can you
say, "Engine exchanged under warranty?"
The blueprinting process
examines every part and not only
measures it individually, but also
its relationship to other parts that
live in its neighborhood. While a
factory engine gets slammed together
in a matter of minutes, it
can take weeks to compile the
parts for a blueprinted engine and
over a day to assemble it (if the
phone doesn't ring).
This costs money and results
in a smoother and more powerful
motor. My favorite example is a
Formula Ford engine. It is a 1600cc
pushrod type with a two-throat
carb and conventional points ignition.
Factory-rated horsepower is
88, but a carefully built unit with
all stock parts can make 117-118
In the early days, engines had
bearings that were poured in place,
called babbit bearings. Since the
struction. Stainless steel hardware,
combined with lots of little knobs,
gears and shafts make them complex
pieces of machinery. Vincent's
early Series A engine, with its external
oil lines, acquired the nickname
Unlike today's closed systems
that prevent adjustments, Philip
Vincent designed this bike to be
adjustable, from the front forks
to the footpeg positions. As on a
bicycle, the wheels can be
'50 Black Shadow owned/restored by Brad Oman.
The serial number of all Vincent
twins begins with FlOAB. It is followed
by "/1" or "/2" for Rapide
and "/1B" or "/2B" for Black
Shadow, then a set of numbers to
identify the particular bike. Of the
roughly 460 Series D Shadows built,
some 200 wore full fiberglass bodywork
and were known as Black
Princes, but cannot be identified as
Princes by their serial numbers. Similarly
enclosed Rapides were called
Black Knights. Another model, the
Black Lightning, was a racing version,
with about thirty built.
Vincents of all models are especially
prized for their exotic con-
Vincent's 50-degree V-twins,
with their dual Amal carburetors,
were unusual in the post-war era
when most British motorcycle engines
were vertical twins. The 5inch,
150-mph speedometer is a distinguishing
characteristic of the
Vincent. The very effective braking
is accomplished by two separate
drums on the front, and two
more on the rear.
frame has no
the engine acting
as a stressed member
of the bike, a
method of construction
thirty years ahead
of its time. Visually,
this bike is all
engine, with a seat
and wheels attached
Many Vincent owners are doit-yourself
tinkerers, which is why
they were attracted to a Shadow in
the first place. The costs of ownership
get steep if you take your
Shadow to the shop for every little
bearing was rough cast and not
exactly round, it had to be scraped
with a special knife called a bearing
scraper. To check the clearances
and roundness of the bearing,
the builder would brush some
Prussian Blue pigment on the
crank journal, install the caps and
turn the crank. When inspected,
an even deposit of the "blue"
would show that the bearing was
scraped round. Hence the term,
Is a blueprinted engine more
valuable than one that isn't? My
thinking is that in our world of
collector cars, every engine should
be carefully assembled. If the car
that you are looking at has a rebuilt
engine that was done very
cheaply, I would treat it as something
that needs to be redone. If it
was blueprinted by a shop you've
heard of, and the seller has the
documentation to verify that,
then that adds a significant
amount to its value.•
thing that needs adjustment, and
there's always some little thing
needing adjustment. One hidden
problem to look out for is valve
recession caused by non-hardened
valve seats. The Vincent Owners
Group, based in Britain, is an excellent
source for advice and parts.
With power, speed, and good
handling, Vincents are still a pleasure
to ride today, so long as you
don't push them too hard into tight
curves. The Black Shadow is recognized
as a blue-chip classic and demand
remains strong. A restored
example sold at Brooks' Beaulieu
sale in England in July 2000 for
1000cc, 55 hp
On steering head
and left rear axle lug; should
match each other but not engine
below front cylinder
On left side of engine
Perfect Black Shadow owner
Enjoys complexity, exclusivity,
Ease of maintenance
Ratings: (13-11-13-13-11- is Best)
Fun to ride
Appreciation potential .... *****
Chequered Flag International
4128 Lincoln Blvd.
Marina Del Rey, CA 90202
1953 TD 21 DHC. Mocha/brown,
4-speed, LHD, Exceptionally nice.
1991 Lotus Elan, Red/black, 32,000 miles, CD, su
19623000 MK IIA. Burgundy/black,
C/VV/VV, older restoration. $22,500.
1967 3000 MK III Phase II. Red/
black, not rusty. $15,500.
1966 Corvette. 427/425 coupe.
Motorsport Green/green. 50,000
miles. Perfect. $39,500.
1934508 S BaliIla Sports Spider.
Yellow/black, 4-speed. $37,500.
1965 Cobra replica. 427 body, red/
tan, 302, 5-speed. Good build quality.
1966 Mustang GT convertible.
Yellow/beige, auto, fresh restoration.
1963 Ford Falcon. 2-door, yellow/beige, pro hot
rod, V8, 4-speed, stunning. $9,900
1968 Shelby GT 500 convertible.
Red/black, auto. Build sheet. $55,000.
1956 XK140 DHC. Red/tan leather.
Pro Chevy V8 conversion. Stunning.
1966 MK 11 3.8. 4-speed, white/
black. CA car. No rust, $15,900.
1967 MK 11340. Yellow/black, auto,
64,000 miles, very solid. $14,500
1967 E-type Series 1 1/5. White/
black restored. High driver standard.
1955 Austin-Healey 100/4. Black/gray leather, pro
converted Chevy 350. Awesome. $25,500
1971 E-Type Sill Coupe. 4-speed,
C/W/W. Silver/black. Rebuilt motor
1974 E-type S III V12 Roadster.
Silver/blue, auto, C/W/VV. $35,000.
1994 XJ6 Sedan. Silver/blue 74,000
1974 Interceptor. White/tan, 89,000
miles. Real wire wheels. $24,900.
1985 Esprit Turbo. Dark Gray/gray,
low miles, fun car. $15,900.
1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Midnight Blue/
black, 44,000 miles! Perfect. $23,900
1958190SL. White/red leather, perfect
restoration. Fresh. $37,500.
1962190SL. Dark gray/red, 2 tops,
good example. $22,500.
1965 230SL. Black/black, auto, 2
tops, very pretty. $18,500.
1966 2505E Coupe. Plum/tan, auto,
new motor, sun roof. $7,500.
1970 6.3 Sedan. Champagne/
Congac. US car, mint. $15,900
1970280 SL. White/red, 4-speed, 2
tops, alloys. $17,500.
1986 560 SL. Metallic black/black.
Chromes, very strong. $14,900.
1955 TF 1500. Red/black, wire
wheels, super original. $16,500.
1960 MGA 1600. Red/black, recent
restoration. Very nice. $16,900.
1968 MGB. Primrose/black, very
original, black plates, solid wheels.
1969 MGB. Black/black leather, great
car, good value. $9,500.
1977 Midget. Green/black. 35,000
miles. Great fun car. $4,900.
1962 Cutlass F85 cony. Red/red,
V8, auto, black plates. $8,500.
1967 Firebird convertible. Yellow/black,
6-cyl., auto, super original.
1960356 B Super Cabriolet. White/
blue leather, new top, interior.
1965 356 C Coupe. White/blue,
77,000 miles, window sticker, very
1983 928 S. Black/tan. 5-speed,
90,000 miles. $5,000 spent, late rims,
great car. $6,900.
1960 Silver Cloud II. White/red,
very strong, looks great. $15,500.
1981 Silver Spur. White/red, 1
owner, 64,000 miles. Strong.
1967TR4A. White/black, black plates,
2-owner, very original. $11,000.
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by Bill Neill
them in here now," Hjeltness said recently.
"When you walk into our shop, you enter a time
warp and go back into the '50s and '60s."
His interest in 300SLs began in 1957 when
his older brother Darrel bought a '55 Gullwing.
Jerry owned a brand-new Chevrolet at the
time, but it sat unused while he spent all of the
time behind the wheel of his brother's Benz.
Finally, he got rid of the Chevy and bought his
own Gullwing, a '57, in 1960.
Hjeltness was a tool maker and an apprentice
in a machine shop, and detailing Mercedes
300SLs was his hobby. He started with his own
car's engine bay, painting and plating parts, and
then began to perform this service in his garage
for other 300SL owners. "For twenty-three
years, I averaged one car a year," he said. As
more and more cars began showing up at his
garage, his hobby turned into a career.
His son Eric joined the business after
completing high school. Together,
they take care of most of the engine and
transmission work while Jerry's wife,
Sue, runs the front office.
"He is a craftsman; there isn't anybody
better," said SCM subscriber
Bruce Kersey of Gig Harbor, Washington.
Kersey ships his '57 300SL roadster
down to Hjeltness's southern California
shop once or twice a year for
n the West Coast, Jerry
"jeltness") has become a "goto
guy" for 300SL roadster
and coupe maintenance and
restoration. "I have eight of
Doing bodywork on these cars can be
difficult. Many panels of the 300SLs are
aluminum, including the deck lid, doors,
rockers and belly pans. If a damaged body
panel is so close to the frame that there's
not enough room to hammer it straight or
cut it out, they remove the body from the
frame and place it on a special fixture while
repairs are made. Also, new body parts are
often made from scratch.
its original design from the racing 300SLR. A
dry sump, oil cooler and fuel injection were
standard, and the engine was tilted 45 degrees
to allow for a lower hoodline.
"We've fixed a lot of bent fenders on
300SLs, and once put one that had rolled back
together," he said. "But we've never come
across one with a bent or twisted frame. These
cars are incredibly rigid."
Hjeltness doesn't broker cars, or buy and
sell them. However, he likes to see the prices
rise because owners are then more willing to
spend money restoring them. He noted that
while coupes traditionally bring a little more
cars. For instance, a car with an incorrect paint
scheme can always be stripped and resprayed,
but sometimes an owner polishes the intake
manifold on top of the engine, and eliminates
the look of the rough casting. "You can't get
that back," he said. At a national concours, a
polished intake would be a deduction.
Hjeltness has worked on a few cars for
European owners. He noted that in Europe,
they are not as concerned about authenticity.
A European owner might install ABS brakes
on his 300SL,which would be considered blasphemy
here. "They drive their cars," he said.
"We have a few US-owned cars that are driven
regularly, but really there is a very high percentage
of show cars."
However, Hjeltness believes in the US
there is a growing interest in driving and
enjoying 300SLs. A few Gullwing owners
even vintage race them, although this crowd
is small indeed.
They take on full or partial restorations.
"We have our own upholsterer,
two painters and a body man,"
Hjeltness explained, "so that we really have
control over nearly every aspect of a project."
Over the years, Hjeltness has had the opportunity
to examine a variety of original
300SLs, some with as few as 15,000 miles.
"We know how these cars looked when they
were new," he said. "We have the right original-style
clamps and the correct screws, if
that's what a customer wants."
But sometimes screws and clamps are the
least of a customer's concerns. Hjeltness, who
estimated that his shop has completed more
than thirty body-off restorations and twenty
partial restorations, mentioned that about half
the time, a car will arrive at his door disassembled,
in boxes. Shops without any SL experience
start taking one apart and quickly get
in over their heads. "They find out there's a
lot to this car," Hjeltness said. "It's not like an
MG." After all, the tube-framed 3005L took
Tube frame of Mercedes 300SL separated from body.
Number of staff
Number of bays
Years in operation
Recommended by .. SCM subscriber Bruce Kersey
than roadsters, the open cars actually take more
time, and cost more, to restore. "There's a lot
of work into making the folding top and matching
boot right, plus you've got a removable
hard top, roll-up windows and a more complicated
dashboard with a glovebox and more trim
to restore," he commented.
Hjeltness cautioned owners to think
before "enhancing" the appearance of their
With the going price for a thorough restoration
of a 300SL at around $250,000, it doesn't
make financial sense to buy a car and have it
restored. But SL owners have their own
emotional reasons for bringing a car back
to life. "We just did probably the worst
car in the whole world," Hjeltness commented.
This neglected roadster had
been driven in rain and snow, and then
stored outside for years. By the time it
arrived at his shop in Escondido, every
bolt and nut and screw was rusted together.
After he pulled the body and had
it dipped in stripper to remove rust, he
could look right through some of the
panels. But after a complete restoration,
including much new sheet metal,
Hjeltness pronounced the finished car
to be "very nice." It was a car that had a
special significance to the owner, and he just
wanted to see it look like new again.
"When you get right down to it, a 300SL is
just a car, and you don't have to be a rocket
scientist to take one apart," said Hjeltness.
But they do require painstaking attention to
detail, and being around them full time for the
last two decades helps. "There's a rhythm to
putting a 300SL back together," he said. "If
you do all your prep work right, get all your
subassemblies done properly, and methodically
go at it, you can come out with a really nice
car. But if you cut corners, or let little stuff
slip by you, when you're all done, you probably
won't be happy."
"We specialize in just 300SLs," he continued,
"because we'd rather do one kind of car
right, to world-class standards, than do a lot of
different types of cars, with perhaps none of
them ever being done just right."•
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1951 Alfa Romeo Villa d'Este Cabriolet
Chassis number: 918089
Engine number: 928305
estined to be the last of the separate-chassis Alfas, the
2500 debuted in 1939 as a development of the preceding
6C 2300B. The engine was, of course, the latest version
of Alfa's race-developed twin-cam six, its 2443cc displacement
having been enlarged by boring out the 2300
cylinders by 2 mm for a bore and stroke of 72 x 100 mm.
Maximum power ranged from 90 bhp for the single-carburetor Sport
model to 105 bhp for the triple-carb Super Sport. Production of the
model spanned the war, finally ending in 1953, with a total run of 2,594.
This handsome 6C 2500 carries Superleggera four-seater cabriolet
coachwork by Touring of Milan, and retains its original 105-bhp Super
Sport engine, as indicated on the chassis plate. Most Villa d' Este models
were fixed-head coupes built on the short-wheelbase three-meter
chassis, and a cabriolet such as this on the standard 3.25-meter chassis is
rare. Distinctive styling touches include disappearing exterior door
handles, door pulls and amber window winders and switchgear.
Chassis number 918089 was delivered new in October 1951 to Garage
Conva, in Vaduz, Lichtenstein, subsequently spending much of its
life in Chile. The current owner acquired the car in Santiago in 1983. The
bodywork was restored six years ago by Los Hermanos Torres, of
Santiago, and the mechanical refurbishment was undertaken by the owner
himself. Only a handful of miles has been covered since completion. The
car is in running condition, though would probably
benefit from a service, and, apart from a few
easily rectifiable cosmetic blemishes, the body,
paint and brightwork are all in very good condition.
The brown soft top is easily erected. This
coachbuilt Italian Gran Turismo comes with
Registro Internazionale Touring Superleggera letter
of acceptance and Alfa Romeo factory production
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
This car sold for $93,620 at the Brooks
Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend on June
23, 2000. The sale price was twice the auction
house's estimate, but below the SCM Price Guide
of $100,000 to $150,000 for this model. The low
initial estimate was due to the car's condition.
SCM's Richard Hudson-Evans reports that the
(coupe) 3,200,000 Lire;
$50 (Bosch equivalent)
Intake side of block
6C2500 Register, Malcolm Harris,
Parkside Publications, 999 3rd Ave., Ste
3210, Seattle, WA 98104
Cisitalia 202 cabriolet,
Maserati A6 1500, Talbot-Lago 4.5,
Delahaye 135 or 235
car showed only 5 km (8 miles) on the odometer but was "incomplete
and needed finishing. [It was] over-thickly painted and missing wiper
arms and blades."
An auction description containing phrases such as "running condition.
. .benefit from a service. . .easily rectifiable cosmetic blemishes,"
signals that the new owner will have much to do before the car is truly
reliable and presentable. Interestingly, the ex-Eric Clapton 6C 2500 SS
PF-bodied cabriolet sold for $126,000 at the same show, perhaps raising
the interest in the Villa d'Este.
There is probably not a single auction description of an Alfa Romeo
that does not make reference to one of Alfa's "race-developed" features. In
point of fact, the 6C 2500 model, like its predecessor; the 6C 2300, was
conceived as a passenger car Most of the models produced were some-
what slow and heavy for their heritage, in spite of model designations like
"Pescara," "Mille Miglia" and "Super Sport." Even sporting 6C 2500s
do well to approach 100 mph, and it was not until 1948 that the 6C2500
Competizione appeared with an engine developing 145 bhp for a top speed
of 125 mph. An experimental car the 6C 3000 C50, was developed by
Colombo from the 6C 2500 Competizione and ran in the 1950 Mille
Miglia. By all accounts it was an evil-handling beast.
However, the significance of the 6C 2500 cars cannot be underestimated.
The svelte, sparely decorated bodies from Touring and Pinin
Farina on this chassis helped set the direction of
the post-war automobile. The 6C 2500s offered
fully independent suspension with rear torsion
bars and a handsome twin-cam engine. Models
included single-, dual- and triple-carburetor engines
and short- and long-wheelbase designations.
Styles ranged from two-place cabriolets
292 (Super Sport)
$95,000 - $145,000
The fact that 956 6C 2500s were produced
in 1947 says something about Alfa 's ability to
protect its pre-war stock of parts, and a lot about
the resilience of the Italian spirit.
If there had been no war, it is likely that Alfa
would have moved quickly to replace the 6C
2500. The 511 model of 1938, designed to succeed
the 6C 2500, featured a 90-degree V8 en-
gine of 2260cc that developed 94 bhp and could power the 2,300-lb,
four-door sedan to 100 mph. The S10 sedan of the same year offered a
60-degree V12 engine of 3.5 liters and produced 140 hp for a top speed
of just over 100 mph. As the Italian fortunes began to unravel, and
bombs began to fall, Alfa moved its design department north to Lake
Orta, where Wifredo Ricart designed the more-modest 6C2000 Gazelle,
a six-passenger sedan powered by a 1954cc engine in a fully independent
chassis. Only one of these cars was ever fully assembled and it remains
the undiscovered grail of post-war Alfadom.
This Villa D'Este, in its tired condition, brought all the money and
more. The new owner has a rare piece, but paid a hefty price for that
(Photo and data courtesy of the auction company.)•
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57 Giulietta Veloce, 1 of 32, totally and
correctly restored, no updates, traceable
history, white w/blk & red interior,
$32,000. Kirk White, 904-427-6660. FL
58 GIULIETTA SPIDER, Normale 750,
nice restored car in white w/red leather,
$18,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531.
FAX 206-467-6532. WA
59 SPRINT GIULIETTA, solid restorable
car, sat in body shop many years, apart but
complete, glass, trim, lenses, chrome, all
there, vintage eligible, worth this in parts
alone $1,750. Blue & White Motors Inc,
AR1012000239, complete bare metal
restoration; no rust or Bondo, new
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hoses, window & door seals, new suspension
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original block also available, 72,000
63 GIULIA SPIDER, Concours restoration,
1600cc, dual Webers, $20,000.
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63 SPIDER, good condition, no rust,
$10,000. 618-222-1122. IL
65 2600, restored, beautiful $20,500. 514494-7825.
65 GIULIA VELOCE, white w/blk, fully
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3rd owner over 10 yrs, $27,000. 203-4814222.
66 1600 GIULIA SPIDER, Normale,
101.23, restored to near show condition,
250 hours in bodywork (no plastic), engine,
trim, suspension, brakes, interior,
top, all restored or replaced, Alfa red,
black top, interior, $19,000 US $. 905684-2611.
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.
67 DUETTO, blk/blk, hot street or vintage
race, strong 1750cc, great 2nd gear, no leaks,
Panasports, electronic ignition, sump
guard, street roll bar, stock & free-flow air
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69 DUETTO, red w/blk, not Concours, but
a beautiful driver, new fuel and brake lines,
Konis, etc, everything works, $12,000.
71 JUNIOR ZAGATO, 1 of 38 in USA,
silver/blk, strong European 1750cc, great
2nd gear, star mags plus original wheels,
Koni shocks, nice overall condition,
$16,500 OBO. 303-973-2436. CO
72 MONTREAL, rare V8 super car, 47K
miles, runs great, rust-free, NYS registered,
blIc/blk, $15,750. 201-995-9011. NJ
73 SPIDER, restored, beautiful, Webers,
$9,900. 514-494-7825. CANADA QC
76 ALFETTA GT, red/blk interior, pristine
original condition, 29K miles $5,500.
76 SPIDER VELOCE, spent over $10K
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78 ALFETTA SPORT SEDAN, 82K miles,
silver, recently painted, excellent condition
mechanically, a great daily driver, recently
serviced, new tires, shocks, brakes, etc,
$3,900 OBO. 703-830-5137. VA
79 ALFETTA SPRINT, Veloce coupe, 4cyl,
5-spd, red w/tan cloth, wood wheel,
sunroof, pb, 77K miles, $5,000. Chicago
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79 SPIDER VELOCE, green w/tan canvas
top, 100K+ miles, mechanically sound,
S.CA car until last yr, minor bodywork to
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81 SPIDER, beautiful bronze metallic paint
with nice tan interior and new tan top, runs
and drives great, low miles, garaged and
pampered, excellent TX body, $5,000.
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82 VAN, (not a misprint!), delivery truck
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85 CALLAWAY GTV6, red w/blk leather,
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Chassis number: 6201
Engine number: 6201
Jaguar Cars originally purchased this car, and it was then
stripped by Jaguar technicians to study. Employee Bob Blake,
the American responsible for the design of the FHC E-type, bought
and kept the car for nine years. It shows approximately 58,300
miles, believed to be original.
ntroduced at the 1964 Brussels Motor Show as a successor
to the 330 America, the 4-liter, 300-hp, Mark 1 330 GT 2+2
with 4-speed synchromesh gearbox had well-spaced ratios
and a single dry-plate clutch in unit with the engine, with a
Laycock electrically operated overdrive fitted behind the
gearbox. The rear axle had an 8/34 ratio, good for 152 mph
at 6,400 rpm. With disc brakes all round, 100 mph to 0 braking was
possible in just 375 feet. A popular model and a true GT, with some
1,080 examples being sold, the 330 GT is a genuine four-seater with
generous luggage space.
Offering perhaps the most affordable entry into classic V12 Ferrari
motoring, in Oxford Blue with gray hide and Borrani wheels, this attractive
car is said to be in very good overall condition.
Estimated at $22,000 to $27,000, S/N 6201 sold for $27,600 at
Brooks' Goodwood Festival of Speed auction on June 23, 2000. Richard
Hudson-Evans, SCM' s man on the spot, judged it #2 condition with
worn but original leather and a recent good respray.
For the guy in the 1960s who rhapsodized about a sports car but also
had a family, buying a Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 finessed the whole problem.
Even though it had a back seat, it still carried the prancing horse on the
nose and provided the unmatched sound of 12 cylinders from the fourtipped
exhaust. Ferrari sold over 1,000 in 31/2 years, almost matching the
combined total of the two-passenger Lussos, Berlinettas and Spyders built
during that period. People bought these cars for
daily transportation. My family offive traveled 4,000
miles, from Atlanta, Georgia, to the Black Hills of
South Dakota and back, in the early '70s in our
1965 four-headlight 330 2+2.
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
In the case of this particular car buying a Ferrari
knowing it was taken apart by Jaguar is an
interesting gamble. We can only hope that Jag engineers
had a greater attention to detail than the
folks on the Jag production lines in the '60s.
With engine rebuilds pushing $20K plus, it would
have been nice, as well as prudent, to have had the
opportunity to petform a leak-down test, and to
make sure the overdrive was functioning, before
bidding. But that's the chance you take at auction.
Also, these early cars, before S/N #7500 or so, didn't
have valve seals, so it's rare to find one that doesn't
smoke. In the old days, just as kids weren't encased in car seats, some
smoke was tolerated and even expected from a '60s Ferrari. Not today. A
couple ofyears ago, a friend driving through Cannel after leaving Concorso
Italian° in his beautiful but smoking 250 GTE 2+2 was chastised by more
than one pedestrian and yelled at to get off the road
1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2 + 2
Adding factory-type valve seals is a $5K to $10K proposition. And
while a good, experienced amateur can do a lot of the greasy work on
rebuilding the engine to save costs, building the heads has to be done by
an experienced Ferrari mechanic. 330 heads are especially critical because
the large valves are 4 mm longer than 250 valves, and the heads
leave little room for error and little metal around and between valve
seats. Cracks between plug holes and valve seats are common because
of this lack of metal; specialists who will attempt welding repairs on
irreplaceable heads are scarce and expensive.
(2- and 4-headlight models)
2 @ $250 each
Right front chassis/engine mount
Right rear engine mount
Clubs .... Ferrari Club of America, Box 720597,
Atlanta, GA 30358;
Ferrari Owners Club, 8642 Cleta St.,
Downey, CA 90241
Ferrari 400i, Jaguar SIII E-type V12 2+2
It's a myth that the switch from the early, inelegant four-headlight
model to the relatively attractive two-headlight car coincided with a host
of mechanical improvements. In fact, in early 1965, starting with S/N
6939, my old four-headlight car, a new five-speed was used, replacing
the difficult-to-repair Laycock overdrive. The Peugeot magnetically
clutched cooling fan gave way to a straightforward
Lucas thermostatically controlled fan
motor and pedals became hung rather than
through the floor, with a significantly improved
brake booster 125 of these four-headlight, fivespeed
cars were built before the two-headlight
body went into production in late 1965. Starting
with S/N 7553, most of these last 455 cars had
the desirable, smog-fighting valve seals. Many
came with A/C, power windows, and other refinements.
Half of the improvements for the
owner; halffor the mechanic. The gearbox/valve
seals/improved braking and cooling combination
make spending a little more for a later 330
a prudent decision.
If this car has reasonable mechanics, it's a
very inexpensive way to enjoy a traditional Fer-
rari V12 without leaving your family behind. Just be careful to fill the
photo album with shots emphasizing the side or rear quarter view. But if
you're seriously in the 2+2 market, consider moving up to the $35,000
range for a later car. It's well worth the difference.—John Apen
( Photo and data courtesy of auction company.)•
The $ 1 5 K Side Marker Lights
SCM, page 65, sold at $56,400.—ED.) and
would like your advice as I consider the following
earMr. Sheehan: lam contemplating
having the following
bodywork done to the 365 Boxer
that I bought at the Christie's
Auction on June 17, 2000 (S/N
18745, reported August 2000
To the front bonnet: Remove DOT side
marker lights (holes were drilled previously)
and replace with production markers, repair
holes and refinish entire bonnet in same yellow
color refinish center louvers to correct silver
color, paint and install correct 365 front valance
(it now has a 512 valance).
Rear bonnet: Remove DOT side marker
lights as above (including refinishing of entire
bonnet), relocate Ferrari script from side to
top of bonnet, remove prancing horse emblem
from fuel filler cap and refinish, remove extra
two rows of outside louvers (by fabricating
new pieces and welding into place), refinish
center louver from black to body color,
correctly mount and refinish carburetor cov-
ers (mounting rivets are currently visible), refinish
small matte black louvers behind carb
covers, and refinish lower rear valance.
A body shop has provided the following
cost estimates (with $55/hr labor rates):
Front bonnet, $5,000 (excluding the cost
of the front valance
piece). Rear bonnet,
for refinishing the
middle section of the
car (door roof etc.) in
the same original color
The total for the repairs
and respray, in the
current color, is $24,800.
I have been operating under the premise
that! could repaint the entire car in a different
color for around $15,000. Therefore, these estimates
seem high to me, but! confess to "bodywork
ignorance." Your thoughts?—Steve
Biagini, Westmont, IL
Steve, I had a chance to look at your car at
the Christie's Auction, and despite the few
modifications to the bodywork, thought it
seemed extremely honest—and I also thought
you got a great buy. Now you've brought it
home, and, like all collector car owners, are
determined to spend some money on it. It's a
kind of "ritual of personalization,"—we all do
it, and can't seem to help ourselves. You don't
like the side marker lights, the extra rear louvers,
or the extra prancing horse. So. . .you
have two options.
First, just keep it as it is, drive it and
enjoy it, and spend nothing. Rationalize that
the side marker lights are required to meet
US DOT standards, the extra louvers probably
helped dissipate underhood heat, and
with the extra horsie emblem on the gas
tank cap, every gas station attendant will be
able to figure out what kind of car you have.
If you can't live with the side marker lights,
extra louvers and emblem, things will get expensive
in a hurry. In theory you can fill in the
side marker lights and spot paint the areas, but
there are no "break points" on the large flat
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panels of a 365 BB to blend the paint. Consequently, you will end up
painting the complete nose and tail. Matching the colors will be difficult,
at best, so realistically, you will end up painting the complete car
—just to get rid of some side marker lights.
As part of a respray/repair/reundercoating, the front and rear bonnets
will have to come off, be disassembled and then refitted. That
labor is factored into the paint jobs.
Aside from the paintwork, the labor to make the flush-mounted
butt-welded pieces to fill in the front marker light holes and then metal
finish them to (almost) no-filler-required standards should be one day's
labor or about $500, perhaps even a bit less. Labor for the side lights on
the rear deck will be about the same, $500, as will the fabrication labor to
remove the extra louvers.
ending up at 175 hours, or $9,500. Add another $2,000 for materials,
plus $1,500 in side-marker repairs, and you are at $13,000.
If you don't change colors, you don't necessarily have to re-paint
the door jambs, inner striker panels, etc., so you can subtract another 20
hours or $1,100 from the estimate, bringing the total to $11,900.
So let's sum this up.
Choice 1, do nothing:
Choice 2, respray entire car and change color:
You haven't mentioned why you are considering changing the color
of your car. It's striking in yellow, and really, does the world need
another red Boxer? Nonetheless, my estimate to strip and paint the
entire car with a color change, including color sand and buff, and
respraying the black areas, would be about 225 hours. At $55 per
hour, that's about $12,500. Then add $2,500 for materials. So, $15,000
plus the $1,500 in side marker/louver repair above, for $16,500. Of
course, this assumes that when you strip the car, you find virgin,
untouched sheets of extraordinarily straight metal that show no signs
of previous impact. We can all dream, can't we?
I would not color change a car without stripping it first. However, if
you choose not to chemically strip the car, you save about 50 hours,
So, to me, the $24,800 you were quoted seems high. I would suggest
getting another quote, or at least another opinion. In your part of the
country, I've had good luck with Motion Products (Neenah, Wisconsin).
Contact Wayne Obry at 920/725-4688.
Choice 3, respray car, change color without stripping: Cost,$13,000.
Choice 4, respray car without color change:
On the financial side, a "best-in-the-world" 365 Boxer is a $100,000
car, while a beater normally sells for around $60,000. Since you bought
your car so reasonably, you could spend another $20,000 and not be
However, my advice is the same to anyone who has just gotten a
used Ferrari. Drive it for a couple of months. See how you feel about
it—let the car have a chance to talk with you. You may find out that
the things that bother you right now become insignificant after you've
had the car around for awhile. If not, you can always start writing
checks and join the rest of us as we put the children of restoration shop
owners through college.•
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blue paint, tobacco interior (original combination),
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Excerpts from Actual Appraisals
1983 Ferrari 308 GTSi QV
Odometer: 28,700 miles
Exterior color: "Rosso Corsa" Ferrari red
Interior color: Black leather with incorrect red piping.
black rugs and black dash
Equipment Ferrari 2927cc (178.6 CID) dohc and 4-valve
V8 engine mounted transversely, five-speed all-synchromesh
transmission; power windows, A/C, factory Cromodora
alloy wheels, aftermarket Eclipse/Alpine sound system
Condition: Using the traditional rating scale of 1 to 5
for collector cars (1, mint; 2, very good; 3, good; 4, fair; 5,
poor; 6 for unredeemable junk), this fine survivor ap
pears to be in #2 condition throughout or B+ to A- on the
report card, a fine example.
Exterior: Elegant, high-quality repaint in Rosso Corsa.
Great patience and skill shows in the prep work. If buffed
out well, this car would be suitable for regional shows.
Exterior brightwork is very good; lenses are #1, same for
glass, exposed front and rear bumpers in almost #1 condition.
Cromodora wheels are in almost #1 condition.
Interior: Red piping on black leather is elegant but not
original, #1; dash, #2 condition. Rear trunk area looks like
it's never been used.
Trunk compartment: All rugs/mats in high #2 to #1
order; not possible to tell whether they are original.
Engine compartment: All tools accounted for and in
their original tool roll.
Undercarriage: Underside looks pampered. Muffler/
exhaust system in high #2 order, all attachments are good
and no leaks noticed. Suspension and steering components
have been replaced.
Mechanics: Engine compartment looks clean, although
not detailed for show. Wiring looks good; same with cooling
system. No records accompany the car so there is no
way to substantiate the miles.
History: Introduced in 1974-75 with modest fanfare,
consumers were quick to realize that the mid-engined V8
was a joy to drive in every respect. The four-valve 308 is
favored by some enthusiasts as the best of the 3-liter series,
having at least as much horsepower as the early carbureted
cars, but with near-bulletproof Bosch fuel injection rather
than labor-intensive Webers. This unit was produced in
May 1983 for the US market. Current condition indicates a
pampered vehicle which may have been over-restored as
well as updated carefully through the years. While purists
would find fault with the piping color and the updated
sound system, they are both attractive additions.
Appraised value: $30,000. While unlikely to appreciate
significantly in the current market, 308 QVs offer enormous
value for the money.
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My First Auction
've always preferred to buy cars from
fellow enthusiasts. My Alfa 1750 GS,
1900 Zagato and the other significant
cars I've owned came to me from within
the circle of Alfa fanatics, and then
passed on to other members. We really
didn't need to advertise them; after all, the
number of people who cared about them was
really quite small. They weren't really collectible,
they were more just special cars.
As collectible cars become commodities,
however, seekers of the really good stuff are
willing to pay a commission for the convenience
of immediate ownership. In the future,
I would suspect that an ever-increasing number
of the great cars will find new owners from
an auctioneer's podium. Hence, it was time for
me to find out what auctions are about.
The first thing that impressed me at the
Brooks USA Auction in Cannel, California,
following Concorso Italiano, was that some
cars have become true
ground round never looked
so fresh. Under Brooks'
giant white tent, automotive
history had gathered.
A diminutive 1908 Isotta
Fraschini two-seater was
parked outside, invitingly.
Inside, intent buyers
probed for faults, quietly
discussed historical significance
drinks from the bar. Star of
the show, lot 118, an 8C
2900A Alfa Romeo, was
spot-lit on the apex of the
auction ramp. Its presence
built quiet anticipation that
we might see a new record
set that evening for a
by Pat Braden
uniquely defined at an auction: what you see
is not always what is happening. Reality is
cloaked in jargon: "Commission bid," "With
me at the podium" and "The car is here to be
sold" do not define themselves, nor is there a
lexicon of auction block terms in the back of
the catalog. "The car is here to be sold" really
puzzled me because I could not imagine an
owner going to all the trouble of sending his
car to an auction just to be looked at. I discovered
that in auction-speak, a car which is
"here to be sold" has no reserve.
The people waving paddles undoubtedly
understand the auction reality. You immediately
recognize that the success of an auctioneer, at
least an English-style one like Brooks, depends
not on rhythmically exciting patter, but knowing
his audience. These are his old friends out
there, or newcomers that get treated like old
acquaintances. He encourages eye contact and
calls a few by their first names. By and large,
ment inside a hole in the ground. There is a
pause, then an explosion as the increment is
announced. Finally, his hammer poised in warning,
he searches the audience, letting the drama
build. The audience hardly breathes until the
hammer is slammed home to seal the sale.
The successful bidder undergoes a dramatic
transformation: he smiles, perhaps even laughs.
Friends gather around him, shake his hand and
slap him on the back. The great hunter has just
bagged one with a wave of his paddle.
The red Alfa 8C 2900B Touring coupe
whines its way up the ramp. Anticipation
builds: whatever this car makes, the 2900A
will probably surpass. The pre-auction estimate
by Brooks is $3 to $5 million, but the
car is hammered sold at $2.8 million. Including
the auction commission, the new owner is
out $3,082,500 for the 1947 Mille Migliawinning,
1938 Paris salon car.
Robert Brooks at the podium during the Quail Lodge Auction.
There were road cars, racing cars and oneoffs,
including the Bosley and Brooks Steven's
1959 Scimitar. Given a decent camera and a
cooperative crowd, you could create your own
coffee-table book of automotive history at this
single event. You could scrutineer to your
heart's content until bidding time came, and
then a $35 catalog (worth the price alone for
the photos and lot descriptions) was an admittance
ticket for two to the show and the
opportunity to spend a life's savings in a single
impulsive wave of your bidder's paddle.
An auctioneer interposes himself between
a willing seller and a knowledgeable buyer.
Auctions would be impossible if there were
not ultimate trust in the honesty of the process
and the integrity of the auctioneer and
his company. I learned that honesty is
however, the process is anonymous, presumably
to protect the profligate from revealing
their automotive acquisition habits to the world.
I crane to find the bidders who seem so
obvious to the auctioneer. All I see is row after
row of dispassionate faces. In contrast, the
auctioneer is animated. He bobs and weaves,
pleading with some to "Bid from the heart,"
and politely thanking those who stop bidding
when their wallets tell them to. My impression
is that things are selling but perhaps not
for as much as the auctioneer would like; most
cars seem to just make the minimum estimate.
When two bidders do engage, the auctioneer
courts them exclusively. He takes a higher
bid smugly, then wheels and cocks his head
toward the competing bidder like a curious
puppy who has just detected strange move-
The 8C 2900A "Boticella" Alfa comes up.
It is not with its original
body nor motor, but still
has a wonderful provenance
and patina. Bidding
passes $2 million, but
stalls as it approaches $3
million, the low estimate.
Now, things begin to cloud
in the unique reality of the
auction. There is no crack
of the hammer and the car
is pushed off the ramp. I
try to note the highest
bid, but it is not clear
whether it was the auctioneer
or a real bidder who
made it (at $2.9 million). I
later find that the car did
not sell, but that the high
bid was nearly enough to
get the deal done. It makes
me wonder why someone
would bid $2.9 million and then not go the
extra $100,000 to own a magnificent piece of
At the end of my first auction, I've added
a few auction terms to my vocabulary. I have
a better appreciation for just how sophisticated
the collector car world has become, with
specialists in the audience who can give you
an opinion on everything from a Renault Jolly
to Ferrari California Spyders. Most importantly,
I confess that I found the special reality
of an auction addictive. I'm studying up
for my next one, and wondering just what
kind of equity line of credit I could get on my
house—just in case one of the special cars
from my past should come across the block.—
Pat Braden is the author of the Alfa Romeo
Sports Car Market
et's start by getting the Monterey
numbers out of the way. After four
auctions in three days, 258 of 333
automotive lots sold, a 77% rate,
for a total including premiums of
$53,547,508. The sales total is up
21%, or $9.4M from last year. Admittedly,
nearly all of this increase comes from the noreserve,
53-car sale of the cars from the Browning
Estate presented by Christie's, but that
doesn't devalue the sheer number of dollars and
cars that changed hands in a 72-hour period.
Now, let's put a rumor to rest. This is
most emphatically not a replay of the 1989
feeding frenzy, when anything red whose
name ended in a vowel was worth hundreds
of thousands of dollars. There were no
$250,000 246 GTSs, no $1M Daytona
Spyders, and no $150,000 250 GTE 2+2s
(much to my personal sorrow, of course).
The headline cars did about what was
expected, $5.6M for Christie's P3, $4.4M for
RM's Shelby Daytona Coupe and $3M for
Brooks' Alfa 8C 2900B Berlinetta. The growing
strength in the market was in the affordable,
$25,000 - $150,000 cars that are being
bought for pleasure rather than speculation. In
general, a Monterey buyer will pay a 15% to
30% surcharge over regular market prices for
the privilege of raising his or her paddle on the
Monterey Peninsula during this weekend. And
for most, it's still a good deal.
The bidders at the Monterey auctions are
successful in their own businesses, and come
to the Historic Weekend to play and perhaps
spend some of their hard-earned booty on a
few toys. Rather than scour classifieds, pay
for appraisals, fly to look at cars and the like,
they would just as soon pop for a few extra
thousand and buy a car right now, have it loaded
on a classic car transport the day after the
auction, and have it in their garage by the
middle of the week.
Based on the Monterey results, we forecast
that the collector car world will continue
to see a gradual increase in values for good and
exceptional cars. Fright pigs and restoration
projects will become increasingly difficult to
sell, as immediate gratification, rather than the
trauma of a long-term restoration, is really the
name of the game these days. There's no hurry
to buy the car of your dreams, as prices aren't
going to double by the end of the year. But for
a good car, they're not going to get any
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.
Pebble Beach, CA
August 20, 2000
Auctioneer: Dermot Chichester
Number of automotive lots: 112
Number of automotive lots sold: 98
Sale rate: 87.5%
Sale total: $26,274,163
High: Lot #89, 1966 Ferrari 330 P3
sold at $5,616,000
Buyer's premium on sold lots included:
17.5% on the first $80,000, 10% thereafter
Report by Dave Kinney,
Dave Brownell, Chip Baldoni, Bob
LeFlufy, Pat Braden and Keith Martin
reparation is everything. Christie' s
sale at the Equestrian Center at
Pebble Beach is the culmination of
nearly a year of hard work by the
Christie's specialists all over the
globe. They locate cars and arrange
for their consignments at reasonable reserves,
and then research and catalog them attractively
and with a high degree of accuracy.
Most of their inventory is fresh to the market,
and they strive to have a high percentage of
non-dealer-owned cars. Their catalog this year
was a muscle-straining, three-book packet in a
collectible-style slipcover. The auction tent was
attractively set up (although I missed the complimentary
animal crackers on the seats as provided
in years past) and the auction started
promptly and ran with clock-like efficiency.
The evening began with an extraordinary, noreserve
sale of 53 cars from the estate of Matt
and Barbara Browning. It was heavily laden with
early classics ranging from a 1913 Pope-Hartford
two-passenger runabout to a 1930 HispanoSuiza
H6B Cabriolet de Ville. Overall, the cars
brought good money, and it was encouraging to
see this oft-neglected segment of the market elicit
such enthusiasm from the crowd. This was followed
by another 57 cars, featuring sports and
racing automobiles from the estate of Colorado
Grand founder Robert E. Sutherland.
Although the highest price of the evening
was made by Ferrari P3 S/N 0844 at
$5,616,000, this result was not a breathtaking
surprise, as this dealer-owned car had been
shopped extensively in the very thin arena of
potential P3 buyers, and it was widely known
that $5.5M was what it would take to buy the
car. More impressive was the $160,000 brought
by a Ferrari 330 GTC, and the $143,500 that a
Jaguar XK 140 M roadster made. A complete
Editor's note: Mr Brownell assisted Christie 's
in the preparation of portions of their catalog.
Market opinions in italics
listing of the Christie's results will be posted
on our www.eCarCentral.com database site.
Auctioneer Dermot Chichester did a masterful
job controlling the pace of the auction,
and, for the most part, appeared to get every
available dollar for each lot.
At $26M, this was the second highest automotive
auction sale total in history, surpassed
only by Christie's $48M sale of 1989
in Monaco. At the Pebble Beach auction, bidders
are clearly willing to pay a premium to
reward Christie's for their work in pulling together
a superb selection of cars, presented
with respect, in a proper arena.—KM.
#106-1908 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
GHOST D-fronted Landaulette. Body by
Barker. S/N 60712. Black/black leather, green
cloth. RHD. Much-traveled car including exHarrah
Collection. Originally a Barker
Landaulette, then limo, shooting brake, tourer.
Barker body superbly reproduced to as-new
appearance in 1908 when delivered to first
titled Scots owner. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$858,500. New body and sumptuous interior a
tribute to all involved. Correct right down to
original owners' heraldic device on rear doors.
Amazing car Amazing price. About $300K over
our own expectations.
#110-1936 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM
III Touring Saloon. Body by Barker. S/N
3AZ 222. Eng.# J 34 Q. Black/green leather.
RHD. Heavy-handed green stripe did nothing
for the car's looks. Some paint flaws, plating
fair in some areas, leather and headlining showing
age. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $41,125. If a
PIII goes sour—and it will, eventually—it can
chew up money faster than ten Parisian mistresses.
This car was bought for a properly
cautious figure and leaves some room for corrective
surgery if needed.
#56-1956 MG A 2-door Roadster. S/N
HDA4316810. Dark red, twin white stripes/
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#80-1958 LOTUS 12F2/1 REPLICA RACING
CAR Single Seater. S/N unknown.
Eng.# FPF 430/20/1164. Lotus green/red
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
black cloth. LIED. Odo: 77,753 miles. Original
1959 rollbar, Mountney GT leather steering
wheel, plexi windscreen, very nice detailing under
the bonnet, Monocourse seatbealts/shoulder
harness. Very good fit and finish. Ready to
be thrashed at the track. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$25,850. SCCA racing history from the '50s
(SCCA logbook #10/195). Not just an old beater
that has been turned into a race car for lack of
parts or modification by crash. An interesting
vehicle, sold for just a few dollars more than
the cost of race preparation.
#91 - 1955 Jaguar XK 140 M Roadster.
S/N 810733. Eng.# G1417-8. Metalflake silver/red
leather. LHD. Chrome wire wheels,
leather. A rebuild-it-yourself racer. More of a
body shell with a crate. No motor in car. Decent
paint with orange peel, ready to be buffed
out in your spare time. Cracked leather steering
wheel. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $21,150. Not
for the faint of heart, either for restoration or
for driving. Depending upon the surprises
found in the included boxes, this could be a true
auction bargain. Or not. Maybe we should have
bought it to give to Peter Egan.
#100-1960 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER
CLOUD II 4-door Sedan. S/N LSTB280.
Eng.# 140B5. Masons black/tan leather. LHD.
Odo: 1,368 miles. Ex-Danielle Steele. Bad
radio, Koni shocks, tool kit, fresh detail under
hood to a show standard, some paint problems
evident in seams, new top. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $58,750. Early Jaguar E-types
remain a popular choice for many collectors
who feel the purity of line was destroyed in the
later versions. Was sold above current market
price for condition.
#86-1971 TYRELL-COS WORTH FORMULA
I RACE CAR. S/N 004. Eng.# 125.
Dark blue/black fiberglass. A build-it-yourself
racer complete with shop rags stuck in
chromed cam covers, intake manifold and carburetor
parts. Fully restored to a very high, if
not completely correct, standard. Custom radiator.
Non-original paint color. Slight crease
in driver's door. Huge eyeball appeal. Cond:
2+. SOLD AT $143,500. This was the surprise
price of the weekend, easily twice if not
three times what this car might have brought
trading hands privately. Chalk it up to the magic
#97-1956 JAGUAR XK D-TYPE. S/N
X1(1)545. Dark blue/silver leather. RHD. Odo:
29 miles. A beautiful restoration but not a show
leather to front and to rear. Bondo to front
parking lights, messy, dirty motor, dents in
rear bumper. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $19,975. Bid
opened at $10,000 and went in one thousand
dollar jumps to $17,000 where it sold (plus
commission). Cheap, and worth the money,
even in this shape. It's a mystery why no bonus
for celebrity value (unless you've actually read
one of her books.—ED.).
#96-1962 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK
II 2+2 2-door Convertible. SIN H-BT7-L/
16219. Eng.# 29E-RU-H/2583. Light blue/blue
the exhaust. Lots of paint pops. "Appears
complete." Clever head-on catalog photo
shows what could be assumed as complete
and assembled car. Cond: 4. SOLD AT
$138,000. Sold at $18,000 above the high estimate.
This ex-Jackie Stewart Tyrell has a
good race history, auction catalog photo of
Stewart exiting Casino Square in Monaco
Grand Prix a great sales tool. Lots of work
ahead for the new owner
#112-1971 MCLAREN M8E/D CAN-AM
RACE CAR. S/N 80-08. Dark blue/black. A
2-for-1 deal at Christie's, includes spare
queen. More of a restoration ready for future
track usage. Catalog write-up full of car's history,
race and ownership issues. Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $996,000. With D-types existing with
duplicate serial numbers, cars made from one
single piece of an original and some made of
whole cloth, a wise buyer does research and
buys from known sources. A fully vetted example
is worth this money.
leather, white piping. LHD. Odo: 30,210 miles.
Fresh leather and carpets. A very nice recent
restoration. A well-sorted out and well-detailed
example. Hand-painted fan shroud. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $64,625. Another no-reserve car,
sold all the way to the top. Way, way over the
Price Guide's value, not the best of restorations,
perhaps another example of two bidders
who each wanted to take this car home. Big
Healeys have really been hot of late.
#113-1962 JAGUAR XKE 3.8 SERIES I
2-door Convertible. SIN 876739. Eng.# 40009.
Light blue/dark blue leather. LHD. Odo:
94,163 miles. Chrome wire wheels. Newer
body and rolling chassis. Painted by
Peter Max, sponsored by Led Zeppelin drummer
John Bonham. Raced carefully so as not
to shunt or destroy the paintwork. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $281,000. Is it art, is it rockn-roll
history or is it a race car? Bid was enough
money. You'd end up with one car for your
garage, the other for your living room wall.
#84-1923 BUGATTI TYPE 32 Tank Replica.
S/N N/A. Eng.# ex-chassis 4093. Blue/
black leather. RHD. Literally a scratch-built
Sports Car Market
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done one, uprated with four-wheel brakes.
Charming copper gas tank and fenders. Veteran
of many events and rallies. Ex-Bob
Sutherland. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $78,725. Right
on the money for a Brescia, most of which carry
parts switched and borrowed from kin and
brethren through the years.
#38-1930 HISPANO-SUIZA H6B Convertible
de Ville. Body by Hibbard & Darrin. S/N
12085. Eng.# 302109. Dark green, black/
replica crafted in England and US by marque
experts. Rallied and raced in America and overseas.
Bears a few small battle scars from same.
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $105,000. We'd wager
the high bid was less than the original cost of
restoration for this project, which was nothing
less than a faithful replica of the original Tank
in every aspect, built with typical Bob
Sutherland dedication and thoroughness.
#76-1925 BUGATTI TYPE 13 "BRFSCIA"
2-seat Roadster. S/N N/A. Eng.# 598. Dark
blue/red leather. RHD. A "bitsa" but a well-
Exotic Car Transport
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Open and Enclosed
& green leather. RHD. A stunner of a car still
competitive for concours work. Taillamp incorrect,
otherwise appears to be quite right in all
areas. Fine restoration work throughout. Cond:
I-. SOLD AT $215,000. Relative to their quality
and engineering, Hispanos remain
bargains, even at this price level. A connoisseur's
car at less than wallet-busting numbers.
#78-1931 BUGATTI TYPE 51 REPLICA
Atlantic Coupe. Body by Dubos. S/N N/A.
Deep violet/gray leather. RHD. Ex-Bob
Sutherland. Chassis assembled for him in 1980s
in UK usin2 comnonents from various cars.
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#104-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL/
SLS PROTOTYPE 2-door Convertible.
S/N 8427198118/1. Light blue/blue leather.
LHD. Odo: 6,317 miles. Older Dunlop racing
• • • • • • • • • • • • • 111
Body built by Dubos in 1937 and sold to
Sutherland in 1984. Car debuted at Pebble in
'95, winning first in class. Some paint scratches
evident. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $380,000. Sold to
a West Coast collector who just happens to have
the correct original running gear and chassis
for the car and will be reuniting them after all
these years. Well bought under the circumstances.
#105-1938 BUGATTI 57C ATALANTE
Coupe. Body by Bugatti. S/N 57641. Eng.#
474. Silver, gray/gray leather. RHD. Body from
tires showing signs of dryrot, side exhaust, very
unusual wooden steering wheel. Looks like a
production 300SL at first glance, closer inspection
reveals dozens of differences. Cond: 2. NOT
SOLD AT $820,000. Far short of the Christie 'c
estimate of $1 to $1.5 million. Historians from
the MB Classic Center had questions about the
#95-1956 PORSCHE 356A SPEEDSTER
1600 SUPER 2-door Convertible. S/N 82244.
Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 64,396 miles. Far
perforated vinyl. LHD. Sunroof, disc wheels,
bench seat. Cracked gas cap, rusty wiper, much
pitting on chrome trim, recent amateur restoration.
Placed in auction line up behind $5 million
+ Ferrari just for laughs. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $11,750. Bought by an SCM subscriber to
"put in the garage between my two F512 Ms."
(True.) Also plans to give his daughter rides to
school. Price was fair enough; microcars aren't
in the flavor-of-the-month club anymore.
#103-1971 PORSCHE 917/10 CAN-AM
Race Car. SIN 917.10.002. Eng.# 181. Orange/
black. Ex-Jo Siffert and Willi Kauhsen. Flat
12-cylinder, air-cooled 5-liter,
earlier T57. Supercharger added in '60s or '70s.
Rollback body style extremely rare and desirable.
French-registered from Paris. Clean,
straight, excellent door fit. Cond: 1-. NOT
SOLD AT $350,000. Bid seems enough for a
married-up car but obviously owner thought
otherwise. No sale at $340K at Petersen Museum
sale in June.
#66-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
GULLWING PROTOTYPE 2-door. S/N
8627 198071/7. Eng.# 5500613. Silver/blue
plaid cloth. LHD. Rudge knock-off wheels.
from crisp. An older restoration, driven. Nardi
wood steering wheel. Very nice interior and paint.
Full chrome disc wheels. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$56,400. If it was a Porsche or a Jag this weekend,
the chances were it would sell well. This very
early 1956 Speedster was no exception and sold
at a level that should have made the vendor quite
happy, even though below low estimate.
#62-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC 2door
Cabriolet A. S/N 1880137500031. Eng.#
1999807500026. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo:
24,523 miles. Fuel-injected, 6-cylinder, M188
660 bhp engine, 5-speed Porsche transaxle, 4wheel
discs, single seater. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$666,000. The numbers 917 are magic to Porsche
race fans. Great history with appearances
at Mid-Ohio, Road America, Donnybrook,
Laguna Seca and more with Siffert and
Hockenheim, Narburgring and Silverstone
with Kauhsen in '71 and '72. Well bought.
#98-1997 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK-GTR
RACE CAR 2-door Gullwing. Body by
AMG. S/N 0006. Silver/black cloth. LHD. The
Wider than production cars' windshield
pillars, "prototype" steering wheel, pushbutton
indoor door opening system. Full
restoration. 1955 World Rallye Championship
winner. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $776,000.
Be the first to own the first? Class winner
1998 Meadow Brook Concours. Said to have
been originally an experimental prototype converted
from works racer to daily driver Sold
at the low end of auction estimate, it is an
interesting piece of MB history.
motor. Original 2-piece matching luggage set.
Excellent quality restoration, early '90s.
Meadow Brook Hall, 2nd place, 1993. Very
slight wear and usage since. Cond: 2+. SOLD
AT $336,000. Attractive and rare (49 total production),
the 300Sc is the epitome of German
luxury from the 1950s. Much more fun than
money in the bank in an appreciating market,
these cars' value can exceed that of a Gullwing.
#90-1960 BMW ISETTA 300 Single-door
Coupe. S/N 511468. White, yellow/white
poster car for carbon fiber usage. V12, 2,400
lb. Scrubbed Bridgestone Potenza tires. Excellent
fit and finish to well-above normal race car
standard. "Silver Arrow" race car. Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $1,051,000. Your one chance to join
the Mercedes-Benz Air Force, as it is a rare
Mercedes race car that is able to escape the
corporate parent. Built by AMG before it was
bought by Mercedes. Supplied with numerous
spares. At $1M, it's a true bargain.
#13-1927 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8A
Roadster. S/N 1174. Eng.# 1174. Blue/blue
leather. RHD. Odo: 39,976 miles. Lumpy rear
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body section, small dents on all fenders, top
soiled, rumble seat lid fit is off, paint cracks
everywhere, coachbuilder can't be verified.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $248,000. Ready for another
trip to the restoration shop, but spectacular
concours potential. Winning bid was
generous enough, considering the work needed.
#75-1928 MASERATI TIPO 26/B/M 2800
Convertible. S/N 33/2515. Eng.# 2515. Red/
Ex-Fagioli, Campari, 1933 French GP winner.
Numerous owners including Joel Finn, who
sold it to Sutherland. New engine internals.
Raced at Monterey Historics, run successfully
on Colorado Grand and California Mille. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $1,084,000. As with the other
competition Maserati in the auction, the car is
worth what the next owner pays for it as it can't
be duplicated at any price.
#99-1951 LANCIA AURELIA B50 2-door
Coupe. Body by Vignale. S/N B50-1406. Burgundy/tan
leather. RHD. Odo: 98,070 kms.
Last seen at Bridgehampton, Long Island
by Fantuzzi. S/N 0716. Red/black. LHD. Cosmetically
excellent, but: restamped 250 SWB
engine, once had a Drogo 250 GTO type of
body, now back to correct style. It may be
unfair to call it a "bitsa," but not much of the
original car is present, here, today. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $2,800,000. When we get into
the thin air at this level, originality is very, very
important. This lovely car wasn't original and
the bid reflected that. Could have been sold
without regret, at this price.
#63-1962 FERRARI 250 SWB Coupe.
Body by Scaglietti. S/N 3695. Eng.# 3695. Fly
black leather. RHD. 4-speed manual transmission,
wire wheels. A ratty, very original Factory
Grand Prix car with wonderful patina and
a reasonably clear continuous history. Extremely
sympathetic resto preserved every bit
of original equipment that could be saved, beautifully
done. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,656,000.
Sold at the lower end of the auction company's
estimate, this seems reasonable money for a
very significant early racing car
#72-1931 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750
GRAND SPORT Spider. Body by Zagato.
SIN 10814311. Eng.# 10814311. Black/burgundy
leather. RHD. Supercharged car with
Auction, Memorial Day weekend. New leather,
recent $24,000 in mechanical work, but suffers
from paint and chrome problems. No
reserve sale. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,750.
Reported as not sold at Bridgehampton for
$13,000. The owner an SCM subscriber, took
a beating. With a cosmetic restoration completed,
this car will be a star someday. Behind
the curve in price, ahead of the curve in style.
The steal of the weekend.
#94-1954 FERRARI 750 MONZA Spyder.
Body by Scaglietti. S/N 0496M. Red/black
leather. RHD. Original, largely unrestored, serious
paint flaws all over the car, but patina in
6th series gearbox (original box comes with car).
Restored in late '80s with engine rebuild again
in '98 for Mille Miglia revival, which it completed
successfully. Also on Colorado Grand,
California Mille, etc. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD
AT $300,000. 6C 1750 Alfas seem to have hit a
wall on price escalation. A few years ago they
were climbing rapidly, but the 8C 2300s and
2900s appeared on the auction scene and overshadowed
the 1750s. Should have brought at
least low estimate of $400K
#88-1932 MASERATI 8C 3000 GRAND
PRIX 2-seat Race Car. S/N 3001. Dark red/
brown leather. RHD. Fantastic racing history.
abundance. Engine number that makes no sense.
Auction company says it may be a bored-out
Mondial engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $776,000.
Sold at fair money, there is a contingent of enthusiasts
out there who prefer ratty cars to what
they call over-restorations, and they will pay for
what they like. They enjoy the fantasy that they
get to make the car come to life.
#115-1957 FERRARI 250 PONTOONBODIED
TESTA ROSSA Race Car. Body
and seems to have been driven, trunk rubbers
perished, stone chips, a bit wavy in the driver's
door, but a nice 2-cam, short-nose, opendriveshaft
car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $176,500.
A realistic price for a decent early 2-cam. A
higher price at Pebble wouldn't have surprised,
if only because of the venue.
#57-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA
SPRINT GTA Competition Coupe. S/N
AR613096. Eng.# AR00532/A19783. Red/
black. LHD. DOHC alloy engine with dual ignition.
Ex-Autodelta, with sliding box location
for solid rear axle. Restored in Italy during 1988
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yellow/blue leather. LHD. 4-speed manual
transmission, Borrani wire wheels. A superbly
restored example of a late series steel-bodied
SWB, impossible to fault in any significant
way, outside filler cap. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$886,000. A scant two years ago we would
have been shocked to see a good alloy competition
SWB fetch this money, today the price
seemed very fair, perhaps even a bit lower than
expected. Well bought by an SCM subscriber
#107-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB Coupe.
S/N 06585. Eng.# 06585. Red/tan leather. LHD.
Odo: 38,631 miles. Restored finishing in 1996
to full Autodelta specifications, with additional
modifications to make the car more roadable.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $58,750. Most GTAs have
lived a strenuous life, and a largely-original
GTA is rare, especially one from Autodelta.
Restoation. was directed to originality with concessions
for public road use. At high end of the
SCM Price Guide, this versatile car was still a
#89-1966 FERRARI 330 P3 Coupe. Body
by Drogo. S/N 0844. Eng.# 0844. Red/red,
example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $314,000. High
price for a high-miles car, but at least it has
been used and not stored. A 4-cam will always
be a desirable car; but they have a long way to
go to reach the $1.2M of the late '80s.
#71 - 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4. S/N 10299.
Eng.#10299. Red/tan leather. LHD. Mags. Odo:
2. SOLD AT $82,250. Expected price range,
fair value for buyer and seller
#23-1909 PIERCE-ARROW 48-SS 7-passenger
Touring Car. S/N 6762. Eng.# 6762.
Maroon/maroon leather. RHD. Odo: 933 miles.
black leather. RHD. A factory P3, significant
early history. Then to NART, rebodied in CanAm
configuration, in Florida for years, then
restored to original configuration. A lovely car,
magnificent history and presentation. Cond:
1. SOLD AT $5,616,000. Heavily shopped for
the past six months, finally found a home at the
low end of the estimate. Rumored to be part of
a deal including a green GTO. A fair price, but
the new owner will be hard pressed to get any
more for it.
#60-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC Coupe.
S/N 9527. Eng.# 9527. Blue/tan leather. LHD.
5-speed manual transmission, Borrani wire
29,000. Ex-Charlie Kemp and Patrick Ottis.
Believed original miles. Older paint, driver's
seat redyed, minor stone chips and blisters.
Clutch slipping. Auction company recommends
"inspection by specialists before use."
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $270,000. While this car
had interesting history, it was not particularly
important history. It was clearly a used, slightly
tired car that will have sucked up another $20K
by the time you read this. All things considered,
a fair price.
#65-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO
Spyder. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 9278. Silver/
tan leather. LHD. Odo: 4,667 miles. Mag
Carries Packard Motometer, and any
Motometer is incorrect for pre-1913 cars anyway.
Lamps correct, as are all the remaining
details. Believed the only 48-SS extant. The
epitome of "big brass." Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$336,000. In our opinion, the car was worth
the money. It can't be duplicated. The restoration
is over 90 points as it sits. The new owner
has terrific bragging rights. And he has likely
bought the best American car of its time.
#39-1909 LOZIER BRIARCLIFF TYPE H
4-passenger Touring Car. S/N 2209. Eng.#
888. Gray/red leather. RHD. Older restoration
wheels. Stunning, lovely car, no flaws seen, color
combination suits it. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$160,000. The power of Christie's, the power of
Pebble Beach, and the power of competitive bidding
produced a price well over what we believe
to be current market value, but this is the kind of
car and this is the place to see that happen.
#92-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 Coupe.
S/N 10035. Eng.# 10035. Red/black leather.
LHD. Odo: 16,275 miles. Beautiful paint, interior,
lovely Borranis, catalog says the car has
116,000 miles, has been maintained and refurbished
as opposed to restored, and is a fine
wheels. An extremely low mileage, 1-owner
car, with dirty leather on the driver's seat,
factory paint has the usual flaws, air conditioning.
No chairs, no flares. Cond: 2. SOLD
AT $105,000. Dinos continue to surprise at
auction. This car, in this color, would be hard
pressed to get beyond $75,000 in a private
sale. However, Dinos are among the few
production Ferraris that continue to climb in
#102-1974 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO
Spyder. S/N 08466. Silver blue metallic/blue
leather. LHD. A very nice US-spec Dino
Spyder, no chairs or flairs but well presented
and maintained. See the value of super-low
mileage? Check results against Lot 65. Cond:
equipped for modern driving with new gearset,
rear end, etc. Some wear on running boards,
small hole in rear carpet, modern gauges including
tachometer. AACA National first winner.
Correct lamps. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$644,000. This car was rebuilt by former owner
Tom Lester to go fast, and that it does supremely
well. Great looks, great performance, huge
price. Worth it? It was to some lucky new owner
who will likely enjoy beating up new cars on
#53-1910 SIMPLEX 50 Toy Tonneau.
Body by Holbrook. S/N N/A. Eng.# 247184.
Dark green, black/tan leather. RHD. Could be a
1909 according to engine number. The heart's
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desire of every serious brass collector and this
was a superb example. Self-starter added.
Headlamps may not be correct; shows a bit of
wear from honest use. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$512,000. Essentially an American copy of
Mercedes, complete with powerhouse engine,
chain drive, custom body. Impeccable quality,
fabulous presence. Great to look at, even better
to drive. We thought this might be the top
money brass car It did quite all right.
#14-1913 POPE-HARTFORD 29 Roadster.
SIN 14115. Eng.# 1118. Orange, black/
for additional speed and driving flexibility.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,163. All black as a
proper T should be. Sold for a little above
market, but not a bad buy for an open 7in Lizzie.
#64-1930 PACKARD 733 Phaeton. S/N
301838. Eng.# 301838. Purple, orchid/purple
the auction. Or the Browning V12 Cadillac
($50K), for that matter
#11-1933 STUTZ DV32 Sport Sedan.
S/N DV631593. Eng.# DV33302. Dark brown,
black/black leather, tan cloth. LHD. Claimed
to be the sole long-wheelbase Prince of Wales
sedan extant. No obvious faults except for mod-
black leather. RHD. Ex-Harrah Collection. Top
fit a bit off. One of two extant and the other
isn't available at any price. Sixty-horse engine
promises inspiring performance on tours and
rallies. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $446,000. Lurid
paint scheme didn't affect the selling price whatsoever
Powerful, rare, high-quality, correct car
that surprised many observers with its J-Duesenberg
type high bid.
#30-1919 LOCOMOBILE 48 Sportif. SIN
16041. Eng.# 12091. Dark red/maroon leather.
LHD. A married-up car with correct center section
in the body but 1926 front and rear body
Exceptional, to use Christie's description about
the cars they sell. Rare, very good-looking custom-bodied
Pierce that is still in show/go condition.
Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $204,000. What a
difference great style makes to any quality
marque. This stunner could convince the most
avid open-car advocate to want a sedan in his
collection. And it brought top open-car money
to prove the point.
panels, brakes, front axle, wheels. Hood paint
scratched and scuffed, paint going on fenders,
tear in top, driver's seat worn. Cond: 3-. SOLD
AT $58,750. Less than met the eye, and the top
bid was more than enough for a car with some
authenticity and cosmetic problems.
#7-1922 FORD T Roadster. S/N 635852.
Black/black leatherette. LHD. Older restoration;
still presentable but no prize winner. Small
dents in trunk lid. Has Ruxtell two-speed axle
#108-1931 CADILLAC V16 MADAME X
Imperial Cabriolet. Body by Fleetwood.
S/N N/A. Eng.# 703006. Blue, black/black
leather, gray cloth. LHD. Metallic blue a questionable
color for originality. Door fit a bit off;
plated window reveals correct? Not driven since
completed 5-year restoration. Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $149,000. The magic of Cadillac
V16 versus other US multi-cylinder Classics.
Compare this selling price to the Marmon V16
($82K) in the Browning Collection portion of
leather. LHD. Described by owner as being "in
excellent running order and will certainly turn
heads wherever it goes." Likely to turn stomachs,
too, with the putrid color combination
which was accented by fuchsia body moldings!
Well, it did have good door fit. Cond: 2.
NOT SOLD AT $65,000. Visually, an awful
way to treat a Classic Packard. High bid would
have left room for repaint/reupholstery.
#24-1931 PIERCE-ARROW 41 Club Se-
dan. Body by LeBaron. S/N 3050344. Eng.#
325964. Dark green, black/tan cloth. LHD.
ern speedometer. Shows very well; concours
ready and a powerful tour car as well. Cond:
1-. SOLD AT $88,125. Big money for a closed
Stutz, no matter how rare. Makes the 740
Packard club sedan sold earlier in the auction
look like a bargain among tin-tops.
#52-1933 LINCOLN KB Dual-Cowl Pha-
eton. SIN KB2178. Blue/tan leather. LHD. Odo:
44,248 miles. One of 9 built. Lordly, lovely
appearance and hard to fault in any area. Should
prove to be a serious concours contender or a
very satisfying tour car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$116,000. At last, correct kind of money for a
V12 Lincoln, but even winning bid seems cheap
for all the quality the car possesses.
#55-1946 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FL
Motorcycle. S/N 46FL1174. Black/black
leather. Odo: 67 miles. Some rusty trim, scored
wiring, scratches and pitting. Said to have sold
as fully restored from the 1992 Neiman Marcus
Christmas catalog. Must have been left outside
since. Cond: 3, SOLD AT $23,500. At
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the bid price, nicer examples can be found, so
this was no bargain bike. 100 hours of polishing
in the garage over the winter will net the
new owner a much better bike cosmetically
And chapped hands.
#114-1948 CHRYSLER TOWN AND
COUNTRY 2-door Convertible. S/N
the money necessary to put it right. A #1 example
can sell for upwards of $45,000 to
$50,000. Well bought.
#73-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible + hardtop. S/N 194675S102648.
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7406622. Cream tan, wood/oxblood, tan leather
and cloth. LHD. Odo: 67,526 miles. Very light
rust on trunk hinges and some older oxidized
rubber are the only visible flaws. A good looker
in milk chocolate paint. Excellent wood, paint
and interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $76,375. A
good buy. With less than $2,000 of additional
restoration costs added, this car could be a national
show winner A Woodie with a top that
goes down. What could be better?
#58-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR Convertible.
S/N VC57L149124. 8-cyl. Black/
red, silver. LHD. Odo: 893 miles. Column-shift
automatic. Bench seats. Steel hub-caps.
White/white leather. LHD. Odo: 29,913 miles.
Bucket seats. 327ci1300 hp, automatic. All tags
and pre-delivery information included. A 3owner
survivor. Air, tilt, tele, K/0 wheels,
Goldlines. Left door fit not perfect. Rare 45
rpm Melody record player including latest hit
records from 1965. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$68,150. Despite the auction catalog hoopla,
1965 Corvette Stingrays are commodities in
the collector car marketplace. This car had
interesting options and low mileage, but in the
end it remains a 1965 Corvette. Fully priced
and then some.
#70-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 2door
T-top. Body by Fisher/Modified. SIN
194378-S-410300. Red/black vinyl, cloth.
Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA
--161. August 19, 2000
Auctioneer: Robert Brooks
Number of automotive lots: 69
Number of automotive lots sold: 38
Sale rate: 55%
Sale total: $10,079,575
High: Lot #336, 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C
2900B Berlinetta sold at $3,082,500
Buyer's premium on sold lots included:
15% of first $50,000, 10% thereafter
Report by Dave Kinney,
Dave Brownell, Chip Baldoni,
Bob LeFlufy, Pat Braden and John Apen
Market opinions in italics
Left and right door and trunk lid fit all bad.
Body is wavy. Rust painted over behind convertible
top. Alternator and electric fan not
original. Powerglide automatic. Cond: 4-.
SOLD AT $37,600. Announced as a no sale,
later reported sold. Proves that just because
one perfect Bel Air makes $90K at BarrettJackson,
all Be! Air buyers haven't suddenly
gone stupid. Fair price for condition of car,
will never be a great one without a total redo.
#67-1960 CADILLAC ELDORADO
BIARRITZ Convertible. SIN 60E088771. 8cyl.
Gold mist/gold mist. LHD. Automatic.
LHD. Scudetia Filipinetti Group 4. In full race
livery. L-88 big block. Some stress cracks at
headlight area, plexi headlight covers, rear and
side windows. Lots of previous paint work
showing through. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$578,000. Another Zora Arkus-Duntov skunkworks
car? Le Mans and Tour de France
histories—a well-documented example with
exciting history. Soldfor well over the $450,000
high estimate. No doubt, the world-record price
for any 1968 Vette.
#101-1%9 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28
COPO 2-door Coupe. Body by Fisher. S/N
124379N692051. Dark green, white
Bench seats. Steel hubcaps. California black
and yellow license plates. Optional air ride suspension.
Older restoration that shows its age.
Compression weak on engine. Body quarter
panels are wavy. Cracks in leather. Cond: 4+.
SOLD AT $27,025. This Cadillac sold at a
price where the new owner can afford to spend
stripes/ dark green. LHD. Plenty of small paint
divots and scratches, i.e., just like when new.
2x4 carbs. Hurst shifter. Four-wheel powerassisted
disc brakes. Carpet, heel pad, pedal
assembly shows many miles of usage. Left and
right doors out of alignment. Complete and
decent interior, dusty but not dirty under hood,
Goodyear Eagle GT II tires. Cond: 2. SOLD
AT $41,125. One of 2 rare COPO cars offered
this weekend, the only one hammered sold. A
good buy, these cars have nowhere to go but
up. 302 ci, disc brakes, cross-ram.
i, he Brooks "if you build it, they
will come" auction strategy
auction to an already ongoing automotive event.
The tough part of this game plan is hanging on
while establishing a beachhead. The pure numbers
from the Quail Lodge sale look a bit pallid
when compared with RM's $17M and
Christie's $26M; however, Brooks insists
they can stay happy, grow and be profitable
working their formula. In fact, their automotive
lot sale total increased nearly 17% from
last year, going from $8,638,000 to this year's
$10,079,575. To keep perspective, a $10M
sale is something most auction houses would
give their left paddle for.
seems to be working. Brooks
now has auctions in the United
States at Amelia Island, Hershey
and Monterey, attaching their
The Brooks tent, located on the grounds of
The Quail Lodge Resort and Country Club in
Carmel Valley, is just steps from the location
of Concorso Italian°. With Brooks now a
major sponsor of Mandarano's event,
Concorso participants and attendees could
preview the auction display at no charge on
Friday, before Saturday's sale. Brooks' sale
conflicts with the second day of the RM auction,
causing attendance to be limited to perhaps
700 or so. However, it is a well-heeled
and convivial crowd of serious collectors, with
seemingly a higher percentage of players, and
fewer "loolcie-lous" than at the other auctions
of the weekend.
The selection and quality of cars offered
was superior to those of 1999; I attribute that
to the growing reputation of Brooks USA. The
trend toward the offering of more and more
race and rally prepared cars continues here,
with well over a dozen of the cars presented
fitting that description. In its 3 rd year at
Monterey, Brooks demonstrated a continued
refinement of its understanding of the U.S.
market, and demonstrated once again that it is
here for the long term.—D. K.
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#364-1931 MINERVA AL Sedanca de Ville.
Body by Vanden Plas. SIN 84198. Red/black/
black leather/cloth. LHD. Originally owned by
the top, but never forgettable. This design has
aged well and presents better in person than
in a photograph. A one-of-a-kind. Well bought.
#385-1947 BENTLEY MARK VI Drop
Head Coupe. Body by Park Ward. S/N
456DA. Yellow, black/oxblood leather. RHD.
Gypsy Rose Lee. Gold-plated brightwork hard
to ignore. Fresh paint; car shows very well, as
did original owner. Sleeve valve engine a minus
to some collectors. Impeccable quality throughout.
Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $220,000.
Minervas are the equal of Rolls Ghosts in quality
and engineering, but remain largely unappreciated
outside their home country. Bid was
#333-1938 JENSEN S-TYPE 3-door
Tourer. S/N 3347354. White/ red wheels/red
leather. RHD. Unusual hybrid with Ford flathead
V8 power and o/d trans. Good looking
coachbuilt body with dual cowl and excellent
door fit. Paint and interior to a high standard.
Prize-winning potential or a comfortable, rapid
sports tourer ready to enjoy. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $64,100. All the panache of an open Rolls-
miles. Two-seater, dual spot lights, engineturned
dashboard. Center bar windshield,
chrome details everywhere. Excellent paint,
chrome and panel fit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$211,500. Stylish and swoopy. French
coachbuilders, like French fashion houses,
designed the newest trends. Sometimes over
Bentley and much more petformance for less
money. This handsome rarity (fewer than 50
were built) was one of the genuine deals of the
auction. And you can buy engine bits for it over
the phone through ads in Hemmings.
#370-1947 BENTLEY MARK VI 2-door
Convertible. Body by Franay. S/N B26BA.
Black/gray leather/ostrich. RHD. Odo: 42,612
Odo: 58,889 miles. Mismatched Firestone and
Coker wide whites. Nicely detailed under the
bonnet. Reasonable panel fit. Fair wood refinished
in incorrect color. A driver. Cond: 4.
NOT SOLD AT $48,000. With value limited
by the steering wheel being on "the wrong
side," buy these old cars for price and condition
alone. This car had neither low reserve
nor excellent condition.
#354-1950 JAGUAR XK 120 Roadster
(ALLOY) 2-door. S/N 670151. Blue/blue
leather. LHD. Odo: 4 miles. Excellent paint.
Excellent panel fit. Windshield frame shows
light pitting. Car body sits to the left, leaving
tire gap on front fender very uneven. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $79,500. When major flaws are
evident, even at first glance, one must question
the thoroughness of the restoration. The bid
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and dings. Padded rollbar, wood steering wheel,
leather bonnet and boot straps. Cond: 3-.
SOLD AT $19,550. Another cheap rally car.
Race it, rally it, campaign it or put it in your
garage but do not try to restore it back to original.
#325-1957 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6
ROADSTER. S/N HBN4/L/0134401. Yellow/black
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 17 miles. No top.
price was more appropriate for a no-excuses
car Overpaid, but not excessively.
#363-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 2-door Roadster.
SIN 675583. Black/tan leather. LHD. Odo:
11,093 miles. Good panel fit but some paint
flaws. Good, but not perfect, chrome. A recent
restoration, driven. 6.00 x 16 ultra-wide
whitewall tires. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $66,300.
In an auction weekend filled with early Jaguars,
this XK 120 was no stand-out, but did
present well enough to find a new home. Slightly
#360-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 FHC. SIN
A815479BW. Gray/gray leather/burgundy piping.
Automatic. LHD. Odo: 60,033 miles. Very
Full race/rally prepped with full rollbar and
timing equipment. Painted wire wheels,
wooden steering wheel. Good fit and panel
gaps. Participant in 1997 Carrera Pan-Americana.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $25,300. Extensive
racing history with SCCA and SVRA. Said to
have been originally works-prepared for US
privateer Gene Smiley. Restored in 1997. Fair
enough price for a race-ready Healey with
#369-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT
Coupe. S/N DB 4 0135R. Eng.# 370/135. Black/
red leather. LHD. Odo: 76,344 miles. 4-speed
good paint, panel fit and excellent chrome.
Custom dash. Mallory ignition, twin 2-inch
HD8 SU carbs. A decent restoration. Customized
by Von Dutch for a Hollywood screenwriter
in the 1950s. All woodwork redone in a
light burl maple. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $59,700.
Von Dutch was known for pinstriping and
customization in Hollywood in the '50s. Although
an interesting anomaly, the mixture of
styles and pedigrees does not sit well. Above
market price, especially for a slushbox.
#382-1956 AUSTIN-HEALEY BN2 2-door
Convertible. SIN 1BN2L233056. Red/black/
red vinyl. LHD. Odo: 33,240 miles. Discrepancy
between chassis number and title number.
Decent paint, poor panel fit, some chips
manual. Chrome wire wheels. Slightly flared rear
wheel arches on this right-hand-drive GT. Rear
carpets faded and terrible paint on the hood.
Overall, a very nice car, shows some use. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $244,500. Astons have been very
strong this past year, and this is fair market
money for a good DB4 GT. They fetch the same
money in England.
#383-1961 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Convertible.
S/N 875157. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo:
99,184 miles. Flat floor. Excellent paint, chrome
and panel fit. Wood steering wheel. A very authentic
car. Great console. Some slight details
keep it from being a #1 car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$81,700. As Jaguar XKEs continue to approach
the price levels attained in the late 1980s, the
best cars are starting to bring big money again.
Bought ahead of the market, but that sound you
hear behind you is the market catching up.
out flaws, however, a reasonable example with
chrome wire wheels, Redline tires, good to excellent
chrome and paint. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$60,800. Restored as most seem to have been
in the 1990s. Shown at several Jag Clubs North
America events where it is said to have never
scored fewer than 99 points. Don't they all?
The seller did well.
#323-1972 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Convertible.
S/N 1S20706. Light blue/blue leather.
LHD. Odo: 68,803 miles. Series III V12. AM/
FM, A/C, chrome wires. Decent paint and
chrome. Very good leather interior. Desirable
manual transmission. A handsome driver.
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miles. Set up for rally. Good paint, worn interior,
carpets and leather. T.R.S. racing belts,
wood steering wheel, painted wire wheels.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $20,700. 1997 Carrera
Pan-Americana participant. An interesting history.
Be the hit of your next British car day and
look like a rich playboy for cheap. Well bought.
#350-1965 JAGUAR XKE 2-door Convertible.
S/N 1E11412. Red/black leather. LHD.
Odo: 57,684 miles. 4.2-liter engine. Not with-
Eng.# 400/1765. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo:
37,132 miles. 4-speed manual. Chrome wire
wheels. A full, comprehensive, high-quality
restoration recently completed. Dash painted
slightly the wrong color, but hard to fault. A
stunning car. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$130,000. The bidding slowed down very
quickly just above $110,000, and the car would
not fetch its low-end estimate of $140,000.
While Astons are strong just now, and while
this one was lovely, at that level, people are
looking for a DB4 GT. Maybe next year
#3 80-1 965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000
MARK HI 2-door Convertible. S/N 3208 BJ8.
White, red/red leather. LHD. Odo: 69,386
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#390-1965 ASTON MARTIN DB5
Superleggera Coupe. S/N DB5/17691L.
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pitted bumper and hubcaps. Three owners from
new. Unlike the Fiat Jollys, the Renault was
rear-engined. 747cc, 3-speed manual transmission.
Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,450. As the beach
car craze continues, lesser models of Jollys will
find their way to the marketplace. These limiteduse
vehicles continue to be popular as a display
of wealth. Huge money, really, for a toy.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,750. Sold at slightly
below market. Great SIII convertibles now
often top the $45,000 mark, and drivers can
bring $30,000. So even in Monterey bargains
can be found.
#340-1936 VOISIN C28 Berline
Aerodynamique. SIN 53038. Dark green/yellow/tartan
cloth. RHD. Drips in paint, but not
bad presentation otherwise. Very good door
fit. Tartan upholstery a typically bizarre Voisin
touch. Built as a challenger to the Type 57
Bugatti but required customers as individualistic
as the car's creator. Less than 50 built.
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $134,500. An acquired
taste, like goat cheese or yak butter. Actually
built on sound aerodynamic principles but the
execution is startling rather than successful.
Scary Cotal electromagnetic gearbox a minus.
Enough money for this fascinating oddball.
#386-1937 DELAHAYE 135M Convert-
ible. Body by Lecoq. SIN 48677. Chocolate
brown/tan pigskin. RHD. Skillfully rebodied
in the style of Figoni & Falaschi. Cotal gearbox.
Excellent paint, upholstery and interior.
Borrani wires. Top fit a bit saggy; door fit excellent.
Cond: 1. SOLD AT $180,700. Lots of
style and panache for the price. The 135Ms are
quick cars capable of satisfying high-speed touring
work on vintage rallies.
#320-1960 RENAULT "JOLLY" RESORT
SPECIAL Convertible. Body by Ghia.
Odo: 7,092 miles. Older restoration. Good
panel fit. Chrome disc wheels. Excellent gaps.
Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $167,500. The early
Carreras seem to be rapidly appreciating in
value with little or no end in sight. This is the
car many aspire to obtain but because of very
limited production, few ever will. Currently a
#372-1967 PORSCHE 911R 2-door Coupe.
S/N 11890020R. Silver/black vinyl, cloth. LHD.
Odo: 37,740 miles. True factory-built racer, but
Silver/red leather. LHD. Odo: 42,723 miles.
No top. Dings and dents everywhere.
Scratches, Bondo. Poor panel fit. Nothing a
total restoration wouldn't fix. Cond: 3. NOT
SOLD AT $290,000. Exceedingly rare and
sought after, the Typ 540 foretold the Speedster
and, to some extent, the desirability of the
Porsche brand in the US. Could have been
sold at this bid without regret.
#346-1957 PORSCHE 356A CARRERA
SPEEDSTER 2-door Convertible. Body by
Reutter. S/N 82243. Black/red leather. LHD.
non-original supercharged engine. Very good
upholstery and door fit, few paint chips on
wheels, radiator plating fair. Actively campaigned
in classic rallies. Electric fuel pump
added. Well-maintained older restoration. Cond:
2. NOT SOLD AT $380,000. The popularity
of the practical 1750 is exceeded only by the
number available. Some Zagatos are really rebodied
sedans on cut chassis, but this was a
legitimate example. High bid was within SCM's
Price Guide and estimate offer should have
resulted in a happy seller
#366-1936 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900A
Monoposto. Body by Boticella (1 of 4). S/N
412003. Eng.# 422012. Red/black. RHD. An
#362-1952 PORSCHE TYP 540 2-door
Roadster. Body by Glaser/Heuer. S/N 12353.
Low estimate was $240K. While we admit this is
a rare (1 of 20) car for that kind of money,
you're beginning to edge into 904 territory
—and which would you rather have?
#379-1932 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750GS
Gran Sport Spider. Body by Zagato. S/N
10814402. Black/red leather. RHD. Correct but
8-cylinder SC ex-Scuderia Ferrari team car that
took 3rd place in the '36 Mille Miglia. Extensive
post-war racing history in Argentina,
where it was converted to a single-seater and
acquired an Alfa Tipo 308 crankcase. Returned
to original 2-seater configuration in '80s restoration.
Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $2,900,000.
Neither the original body nor motor, but very
convincing with a patina that included exhaust
soot on the rear body panel. Provenance and
rarity failed to attract the low estimate of $3M.
Rumored to have been sold after the auction.
#336-1938 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2900B
Coupe. Body by Touring. S/N 412036. Eng.#
422041. Red/red leather. RHD. This 1938 Paris
S/N 603607781. White/tan wicker. LHD. Odo:
16,151 miles. Decent panel fit. However, signs
of a cheap respray. Paint chipping from wheels,
with no history whatsoever. Poor paint, bad
panel gaps, worn and mismatched seats, a rough
muffin. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $195,000.
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Salon car was also the 1947 Mille Miglia winner
(carbureted); now supercharged as original.
It was campaigned extensively in Argentina
and disappeared for a while, but was rescued
from oblivion and restored by Lucio
Bollaert. Berlinetta styling a triumph of esthetics
and light weight. Missing headlamp lens,
otherwise hard to fault. Known history from
day one. Totally legit car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT
$3,082,500. One of the great cars of all time.
Mere ownership, though expensive, assures
your name in automotive history. The price was
fair enough in the current market; it would
take an open car, or one with even better history,
to bring more.
#332-1951 MASERATI A6G Coupe. Body
by Vignale. S/N A6G20002031. Eng.# 2031.
Blue, white/gray, blue leather. LHD. 4-speed
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style. This is a restrained example of the gaping-grille
theme Ghia explored in the '50s.
There are much prettier 1900s, and any rarity
of this design can be attributed to a lack of
desirability. Plenty of money.
#378-1961 FERRARI 250 SWB
SPECIALE Coupe. Body by Pinin Farina.
SIN 2429 GT. Eng.# 2424 GT. Red/black
speed manual. Bucket seats. Borrani wire
wheels. Some minor flaws in paint and chrome,
poor door fits at their bottom edges, engine
detail okay, but not to concours standards.
Converted to covered headlights from open
lights at some point. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$925,000. Fair money for a wonderful car; lacking
some concours detailing. Maybe it will be a
California Spyder driver for some lucky soul.
No Monterey premium for this car—price was
current market, if not slightly below.
#392-1965 ALFA ROMEO GIULIA GTC
2-door Cabriolet. Body by Touring conversion.
S/N N/A. Red/black cloth. LHD. Original
manual. Borrani wire wheels. Stunning restoration,
Pebble Beach winner, full tool kit, flawless.
Very pretty, rare car, with full history, and
a no-holds-barred restoration. Last single-cam
A6G. Tour de France 1952 (retired), no other
competition history. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$283,000. Barely reached low estimate. A handsome
cat; and an interesting piece of history.
#384-1952 FERRARI 375 INDIANAPOLIS
GP Single-Seater Race Car. S/N 02.
Red/blue cloth. LHD. 4-speed
leather. LHD. Odo: 71,000 kms. 4-speed
manual. Borrani wire wheels. A special-bodied
SWB, similar to 2643, the GTO prototype.
Alloy body, SNAP exhausts and
Plexiglass rear window lend a "Competition"
flavor to the car. SEFAC "hot rod" mechanicals
help as well. No competition history, not concours,
shows some use, good cond. Cond: 2.
SOLD AT $1,377,500. A strong result. Other
than S/N 2643 special-bodied SWBs seem to
bring less than normal cars, but the competition
feeling of this car brought the bids along.
Reserve was rumored to be $1M, so vendor
should be happy indeed.
#338A-1961 ABARTH TIPO 66B 1000
BIALBERO Berlinetta 2-door Coupe. Body
by Zagato. SIN 129/0244. White/black vinyl.
LHD. Odo: 91,640 miles. 767cc Fiat 600D
manual. Borrani wire wheels. The "Grant Piston
Ring Special," unsuccessful at Indy in 1952,
then a collector piece for years until some recent
vintage racing. Nicely restored, lovely original
car, beautiful massive Jaeger gauges. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $739,500. Though sold well below
its $900,000 to $1.2M estimate, it still
brought good money. These early single-seat
Ferraris are not very useable cars. This one
would be a bellowing beast, and a real handful
to drive quickly.
#373-1955 ALFA ROMEO 1900C Coupe.
Body by Ghia. SIN AR19000O2186. Dark
gray, black/cream leather. LHD. 4-cylinder
DOHC engine with 5-speed transmission. Sold
new to the Spanish royal family and imported
to the US in 1990 from Italy. California registration.
Chipped, flaking paint and chrome;
worn carpeting. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT
$55,000. A tiring restoration on a tiring body
Giulia engine replaced with later 1750 engine.
Two owners from new with a total mileage of
125,000. Rebuilt in 1997-98 and shown at the
Lafayette and Hillborough concours. Cond: 3.
SOLD AT $11,500. The later engine is a morepowerful,
unobtrusive upgrade. In spite of its
recent restoration, the car has several faults,
including a slightly worn interior and damaged
metal flashing across the top of the windshield
frame. Low price reflects car's condition.
#341-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB/C Competition
Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. S/N
09063. Eng.# 9063. Burgundy/tan leather,
cloth. LHD. Odo: 268 kms. 5-speed manual.
motor stretched to 982cc by Abarth. Girling
disc brakes. Decent older paint. Noticeable
wear to interior. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT
$38,000. Claimed 118 mph. Abarth and Company
of Turin, Italy, was known for both automobiles
and aftermarket automobile accessories.
Cost new in 1961: an astonishing $12,000.
Present owner justified in not letting it go for
#358-1962 FERRARI 250 SWB California
Spyder. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 03677
GT. Red/black leather. LHD. 4-
Borrani wire wheels. A superbly restored competition
275 with significant history. Pristine
condition, factory rollbar is standard. Ex-Pedro
Rodriguez. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT
$980,000. This 275 was superb, but Brooks
had estimated it at $1.2M to $1.5M and the last
few known sales of this type have tended to be
at the $1M level or just below. The crowd
seemed to want this car at that same level and
refused efforts to kick it up a notch.
#345-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB Alloy
Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. S/N 08091. Eng.#
8091. Red/black. LHD. Odo: 28,059 kms. 5speed
manual. Bucket seats. Borrani wire
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LHD. Odo: 37,670 miles. 5-speed manual.
Bucket seats. Factory mag wheels. Old, hard,
dyed original leather, new carpets and mouse
fuzz to dash. MSD ignition, good panel fit.
Nice car but somewhat lacking the pizazz it
takes to bring top dollar. Original miles. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $61,900. In Monterey, fair
market value, anywhere else $5-10,000 high.
wheels. Long nose, open driveshaft alloy car.
Wrong steering wheel, non-original outside
filler, competition Borranis look wonderful, big
brakes all around. Recent paint, possibly a nonoriginal
hood blister, but a lovely, striking car.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $255,500. Absolutely topof-the-market
money for a car that deserved it.
#381-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB ALLOY
Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. SIN 07995. Eng.#
7995. Burgundy/gray, black leather, cloth.
LHD. Odo: 32,042 miles. 5-speed manual.
#391-1927 STUTZ AA Seven-passenger
Brougham. S/N 84812X. Grey/black/tan fabric.
LHD. Odo: 46,128 miles. Straight, solid
pitting. Aluminum body. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT
$52,900. This wild design based on a Chrysler
New Yorker was a commission for the Olin
Aluminum Corp. to demonstrate aluminum
usage in automobiles. An interesting prototype
exercise destined once again to return to a
museum. Appropriate money.
#322-1966 FORD MUSTANG 2-door Fastback.
Body by Ford/Modified. S/N
Bucket seats. Campagnolo mags. An alloy, 6carb
car, with air conditioning! Outside fuel
filler in a strange location, but very nice cosmetics
and good engine detail. Ex-Bill Harrah.
Cond: 2. SOLD AT $288,500. Given that there
were three alloy 275s in this sale, this car did
well to sell at that level. Not too much, not too
little, just right.
#335-1970 FIAT 850 SPORT RACER 2door
Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N
100CBR10089227. Wet-look lime green/black
and very original; looked like a leftover from
the famous A. K. Miller auction. Small dents
on fenders, gas tank crudely sealed over. Fair
to poor paint and plating. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$12,650. A Full Classic for Model A money.
Sophisticated OHC straight eight, worm drive.
We hope the new owner resists the temptation
to restore it and gives it a good shave and
#352-1953 BOSLEY MARK I GT 2-door
Coupe. Body by Richard Bosley. S/N 1. Red/
black leather. LHD. Odo: 115 miles. As new.
6F09T141634. Candy metal flake red/burgundy
velour. LHD. Pro-street race/show car. Wetlook
paint with wild mustang (the horses)
graphics. Racing tires, all electronic dash. Supercharged
and nitrous. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$10,350. Offered "without reserve" at this
venue, a lack of reserve is what this car is all
about. A full-blown show car more appropriate
for "World of Wheels" than a high-end
auction. Worth much more than the sold price
in parts alone.
Turbo Indy Racer. Body by Vollstedt. S/N unknown.
Dark blue/black cloth/vinyl.
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 94,595 miles. 1,108 sport
racers sold in the US. Decent chrome and good
paint and panel fit. Great interior, wood steering
wheel, detailed motor. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $5,750. How many of these once-disposable
Fiat coupes could possibly still exist? Once
worth more for the value of their taillights (which
were used on a variety of Italian exotic cars),
by mere survival two decades on, this car sold
at a bargain price.
#324-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO
Coupe. S/N 03612. Dark red/black leather.
wheels with '53 Stude hubcaps with red centers.
Bench seat, retractable hard top. Many,
many paint and trim flaws. Poor chrome with
Recent restoration to show condition. An unusual
but pretty body style. Halibrand mag
wheels, Lincoln 12" brakes. All-fiberglass construction.
55-gallon fuel tank. Cond: 1. SOLD
AT $233,500. A true one-off automobile. Attractive
European styling, tasteful flowing lines
to rival the most fashionable of Italian
#351-1959 SCIMITAR PROTOTYPE 2door
Retractable. Body by Reutter. S/N
CT19441. Black, silver/red vinyl. LHD. Odo:
47,352 miles. Automatic transmission. Steel
Some wear through use but decent overall quality.
Monroe shocks, Simpson 5-point driver
harness, mixed Smiths and Stewart-Warner
gauges, Air Research turbo. Cond: 3. SOLD
AT $34,500. A five-time Indy entrant, most famous
in its Bryant Heating and Cooling livery.
Own a piece of Indy history from back in the
days when Indy mattered. A very good buy.
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#134-1930 ROLLS-ROYCE "SPEED
WAGON" Tourer. S/N WJ95RM530614404.
Black, polished aluminum/black leather. RHD.
August 18-19, 2000
Auctioneer: Peter Bainbridge
Number of automotive lots: 152
Number of automotive lots sold: 122
Sale rate: 80%
Sale total: $17,193,770
High: Lot #454, 1964 Cobra
Daytona Coupe, sold for $4,400,000
Buyer's premium on sold lots included: 10%
Report by Dave Kinney,
Dave Brownell, Chip Baldoni, Bob
LeFlufy, Pat Braden and John Apen
Market opinions in italics
he three automotive auctions that
take place during the Monterey
Weekend each have a distinct
personality. Christie' s, located
in Pebble Beach on Sunday night,
is the grand finale, the last event
of a very busy weekend. The Brooks auction,
held at Quail Lodge on Saturday evening, is
positioning itself as a high-end quality sale for
those of sophisticated automotive tastes. But
the meat-and-potatoes sale (now, with the
addition of David Gooding, filet mignon and
sauteed porcini) is the RM auction held at the
DoubleTree Hotel in Monterey.
The 2000 event was an unqualified success
by any measure. With sales exceeding $17 million,
including a record $4.4 million for a Cobra
Daytona coupe, the dollar volume alone is impressive.
When the 80% sell-through rate is
factored in, RM's voice in the collector car
world continues to speak strongly.
Injecting a bit more formality to the venue,
this year bidders remained seated rather than
swarming over the auction block like a gaggle
of early-morning garage sale bargain hunters.
While this allowed everyone in the room a better
view of the cars, it did remove the entertaining
spectacle from years past of all the usual
Monterey wheelers and dealers gathering in
one 20' by 20' square to grind and be ground on
by the auctioneer and each other.
On both Friday and Saturday nights, the
RM auction transforms the lobby, ballroom,
driveway, parking garage—and indeed, all open
spaces in the complex—into part of the auction.
From Abarths to multimillion-dollar Ferraris,
the emphasis is on sports cars of all vintages
and price ranges.
Many of the cars in this report sold for
two and three (or more) times the prices you
will find in any current guidebook or price guide.
In most cases, these were just an example of
Monterey exuberance, and the prices will be
hard to duplicate in any other setting. However,
in some situations, for instance, Jaguar
XKs of all types, the market for top-flight
examples is clearly moving up.—Dave Kinney
Powered by 1,000-hp Rolls-Royce Spitfire
Merlin engine driving through 4-speed box. 15gallon
dry sump oil tank, hydrokinetic clutch,
cantilevered chassis, 162" wheelbase, six-inch
exhausts, alloy body and 50-gallon fuel tank,
all in very good condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $198,000. So, what's it worth? It would
probably cost the purchase price and more to
build from scratch, so from that viewpoint it's
a fair buy. Looks like the kind of massive hybrid
Jay Leno loves to take on L. A. freeways
and terrorize commuters.
#412-1949 MG TC 2-door Convertible.
S/N XPAG8349. Dark green/tan vinyl. RHD.
Odo: 53,932 miles. Wire wheels look larger
than life in chrome, resemble clown shoes when
Pebble chips in paint. Great driver or potential
local show goer. Very nice interior. Car looked
as if it had been used since restoration but carefully
maintained. Trisun brand radials will take
some explaining, though. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$36,300. High price for car that wasn't in restored/unused
condition. TF1500 is probably
the most usable of the classically styled T-series
MGs, but still will be a challenge on the freeway.
#421-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 MC 2-door
Roadster. S/N S81162. Br green/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 2 miles. Fresh! Sir William would
#416-1955 MG TF 1500 2-door Roadster.
S/N HDA467088. Burgundy/tan vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 79,214 miles. Non-original chrome wires.
fitted with wide whitewalls. Non-original metallic
paint. Weak details: clouded/cracked running
lights. Spotlight in place of horn made car
look a bit like a tart. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT
$24,200. Number listed as chassis number is
actually engine number No chassis plate visible.
Older restoration with little use since. May
turn heads at the MG Gathering of the Faithful
but won't get any respect.
#120-1952 JAGUAR XK 120 SE FHC. S/N
S679463. Black/red leather. LHD. Odo: 62,184
be proud; this one is nicer than they ever left the
factory. High-quality restoration, high point
show potential. (How does the Jag club's laughingly
inflated point scale handle cars that are
this nice? 110 points out of 100?) Cond: 1-.
SOLD AT $83,600. One Jag wag scoffed at
this car and price, but he was a typical clubbystyle
cheapskate. Well over twice the guide book's
values, but books don't buy cars. Excited bidders
do. A price that will be hard to duplicate.
#167-1957 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 Drop
Head Coupe. S/N LML 1003. Eng.# VB6345.
Ice blue metallic/blue leather. LHD. Odo: 203
miles. Painted wire wheels. Very good paint,
some weak panel gaps, but presents well overall.
Fresh red leather. Excellent chrome. Cond:
3+. SOLD AT $45,100. Sometimes, when the
right two people attend an auction, strange
prices result. This is the only possible explanation
for a bid just about twice market value.
miles. Lovely, fresh restoration, missing chrome
windshield surround and some of its tools.
Period wood wheel is attractive. Nice engine
detail, new wiring harness. A late entry as not
in the catalog. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $86,900.
Another example of strong Aston market conditions.
Some of these cars have sold in this
condition for as little as $50,000 in recent years,
but not anymore.
#121-1959 MG A Roadster. S/N HT43/
20714. Robin's egg blue/tan leather. LHD. Odo:
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in the marketplace, only auction fever could
account for this high bid.
#432-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4
Drop head Coupe. S/N LML 820. Red/red
vinyl. RHD. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats.
25,612 miles. Great paint, panel gaps, and
leather. Some wear to older restoration, but an
honest car. Good chrome to wire wheels. Cond:
2+. SOLD AT $24,200. Almost twin-cam money
for a non twin-cam car. Appealing color combination
coupled with a well-done restoration
yields a big dollar return for the seller.
#175-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY BUGEYE
SPRITE 2-door Convertible. S/N AN531431.
Kermit green/green vinyl. RHD. Minilite-style
as if it has just been stored and polished and
stored and polished for several years since.
#459-1960 ASTON MARTIN DB4 GT
Chrome wire wheels. In the catalog as a 1959
which would make it a MK 3, it isn't. Probably
1954, wrong seat and carpet material,
chrome wires with wrong knock-offs. Body
and door fit off on both sides, wrong radio.
Not a very nice car at all. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$82,500. A strange result, a lot of money for
what it is. About right if it were a MK 3, which
wheels. Good panel gaps. Good paint and
chrome. All there but not all correct. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $15,400. No. 1 money for a No.
3 car With dozens of left-hand drive examples
#409-1960 MG A TWIN-CAM 2-door
Roadster. S/N YD31416. Bright red/black
leather, red piping. LHD. Odo: 1,122 miles.
Where has this car been? Rubber is worn and
discolored and polish residue in every crack.
Excellent panel fit, good chrome. Recent restoration,
Tr-light headlights, Michelin tires on
factory-style knock-off wheels. Rebuilt motor,
fresh brakes. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,150.
Restoration appears well-done, but car looks
Coupe. S/N 107R. Green/black. LHD. Odo:
42,248 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket seats.
Chrome wire wheels. A car that has been driven
but maintained and presented very nicely. Nice
paint, interior, wheels, tires. Not your AMOC
Concours champ, but very handsome. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $216,700.A bit less than Brooks
got for their DB4 GT, and I liked this one better
so, good buy!
#124-1961 ASTON MARTIN DB4 Coupe.
S/N DB4 593R. BR green/black leather. RHD.
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Odo: 93,675 miles. 4-speed manual. Bucket
seats. Chrome wire wheels. A right-hand-drive
DB4, chrome wire wheels, straight body with
nice paint and interior but mismatched front
and rear tires. All four are bald. Poor fit on
driver's door and incorrect knock-offs. Cond:
2. SOLD AT $45,100. An average car brought
good money here. Right hookers are a tough
sell in the US, especially with needs. What kind
of owner has bald tires on an Aston? Let's hope
there are no other surprises lurking.
#420-1963 JAGUAR SERIES I XKE 3.8
2-door Convertible. SIN 879628. Red/tan
leather. LHD. Odo: 63,765 miles. Chrome
tition brakes with cooling ducts, and offset wire
wheels. Good panel fit, no dings or dents on
decent paint. Excellent chrome. Cond: 2. SOLD
AT $198,000. Built by factory for privateer to
race at Le Mans in 1964. Good price for a
nicely-presented car that can impress Ferrari
owners on the street and at the bar on vintage
#465-1966 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 BJ8
2-door Convertible. S/N HB J8L/29393. Dark
blue, white/black. LHD. Odo: 78,675 miles.
New Moss Motors interior. New dashboard.
Banjo steering wheel. Non-standard paint col-
shield glass, Goodyear Eagle GTs on incorrect
wheels, bad window gaskets, weird starter
noise. Some blue smoke. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT
$18,700. If the new owner can live with the
starter noise and blue smoke, fair enough price.
Top dollar for a Mk I Tiger is $25K, and they
have to be perfect to get that.
#123-1970 LOLA T192 FORMULA A/
5000 Racer. SIN HU-19219. Sunoco blue/black/
fiberglass. Avon racing slicks, Koni shocks.
Lots of fun chrome bits to polish. Much better
paint and chrome than seen on most ex- racers.
Restored with Sunoco livery. Cond: 2-. SOLD
wires. Immaculately detailed motor. Great
paint, overall fit and finish. Recently restored
to very attractive but not quite concours condition.
Has already seen some road use so
should be well-sorted. A fine Jag. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $74,800. Healthy price, but ready
to be driven and enjoyed, or new owner can
spend several grand more to bring it to JCNA
#454-1964 COBRA DAYTONA Coupe.
Body by Carrozzeria Gransport. S/N CSX
2300. Blue, white stripes/blue. LHD. 4-speed
ors in good condition. New but poorly-installed
interior kit; indifferently detailed engine compartment.
Poor top fit on older top, possible
head gasket leak? Cond: 3. SOLD AT $31,900.
Claimed to be '66, but actually built in summer
'64. Very early "phase 2" BJ8 with increased
clearance, but single indicator lights. Fair price
for this driver
#153-1966 JAGUAR XKE Convertible.
S/N 1E12445. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo:
33,032 miles. Series I car with decent leather,
bad panel gaps. AM/FM original style radio,
AT $50,600. Ex-Mark Donohue. Eligible for
the new BOSS series in the US and Europe,
recent appearances at historic events. Close
your eyes and think of '70s open-wheel racers;
this is the image you imagine. An E-ticket ride
for bargain money and a solid buy.
#163-1988 ASTON MARTIN VOLANTE
Convertible. S/N SCFV81C 1 JTL1567.
Cream/cream leather. LHD. Odo: 8,365 miles.
manual. Bucket seats. Mags. One of six built.
Superb Shelby/Mann period history. Once sat
in Japanese used car lot with Ford 302 and
automatic transmission. Restored to better
than new. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,400,000. The
price made didn't seem to surprise anyone, so
let's call it market-correct. However when
you've only got six cars to work with, the market
is thin indeed.
#456-1964 JAGUAR XKE SEMI-LIGHTWEIGHT
Convertible. S/N 880115/6321
WK. BR green/black leather. LHD. Odo: 66,650
miles. Not one of the "factory lightweights"
but included many racing modifications including
D-type head, close-ratio gear box, compe-
presentable chrome except window channels.
Good carpets, Bondo over ding at rear. Some
good detail work, but not all original style and
type. Pirelli P77 tires. A driver. Cond: 4+.
SOLD AT $57,200. Lots of pre-auction interest.
The more you looked, the less you found to
like. Not a bad driver but not show car potential.
Hard to think of another venue where the
seller would do as well.
#154-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER MK I Convertible.
Body by Rootes. S/N
B9470662LRXFE. Red/black vinyl. LHD.
Odo: 27,117 miles. Soft top and black hardtop.
AM/FM cassette. Delaminating wind-
Automatic. Bucket seats. Factory mag wheels.
Still a new car and looks it. Believed a oneowner
car and pristine. Engine compartment
very nicely detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT
$82,500. More than we have seen for other
Volantes in recent times, but as a new car probably
worth the money.
#114-1913 PEUGEOT BEBE Racer. S/N
10823. Red/black leather. RHD. Bebe Peugeots
were the mechancial creation of Ettore Bugatti
and that gives them a cachet most voiturettes
can't match. Brescia Bugatti-style radiator,
minimal bodywork, boy-racer appearance.
Looked ready for show or leisurely tours of
Laguna Seca track. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $16,500.
More winsome than wild, this car would make
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#445-1931 BUGATTI TYPE 51 GRAND
PRIX 2-Seater. S/N 51149. Eng.# 27. French
racing blue/black leather. RHD. A "bitsa"
a neat addition to a Bugatti collection that has
everything else connected with Le Patron. As a
vintage race car it could probably get whipped
by a well-ridden ten-speed bicycle.
#104-1927 BUGATTI TYPE 52 Open
Roadster. SIN N/A. French racing blue/blue.
assembled from remains of various Type 51s.
Rebuilt and restored by UK Bugatti specialists.
Veteran of some vintage racing in Europe and
England. Shows well and appears to be race and
road ready. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $385,000.
A genuine unmessed-with Type 51 is as rare as
bifocals on an owl. Most Bugattis have had components
mixed in from donor cars ever since they
were new, so purity isn't as important as performance.
About $100K below market.
Four-speed. Some dirt and wear, good paint
leather and tires. Polished rims with sidemounted
spare tire. Leather bonnet straps and
side-mount holder. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$11,000. The Type 52 Bugatti "child's car" is
always a hit at auctions. These have been reproduced
for dozens of years around the world
with different levels of success and different
#122-1939 MERCEDES-BENZ 230 Cabriolet
B. S/N 446 859. Two-tone gray/red
leather. LHD. Frame-off restoration in 1988.
Still presents well and capable of winning prizes
at regional concours and shows. Interior looks
very original. Factory fitted luggage included.
Originally delivered to Sweden in 1940. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $71,500. Strong money for a
nice-looking car These relatively heavy cars
are slugs to drive, requiring vigorous stirring
on the shifter for any sort of performance. But, it
has the three-pointed star out front and that
makes all the difference for many buyers.
#178-1953 MESSERSCHMITT KR 175
BUBBLETOP Kabinenroller. S/N 1519. Mint
green/tan vinyl. Odo: 1,177 kms. Three
wheeler with luggage rack. Very clear plexi top
with no scratches or hazing. Good chrome and
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stainless trim. A good quality restoration. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $13,200. Really an enclosed
motorcycle, the Messerschmitt was built to put a
post-war Europe back on wheels. A fair price.
#128-1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
GULLWING Coupe. SIN 450086. Black/black
#109-1956 PORSCHE 356A Speedster.
Body by Reimer. S/N 81191. Black/tan leather.
crowd as it was lionunered down. A brilliant
car, but still a 300SL price that hasn't been
seen on the auction block in a decade.
#426-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S 2door
Coupe. SIN A188011-5500009. Black/
leather. LHD. Odo: 7,020 miles. Belly pans,
older style Michelin tires, some wear in gaskets,
older leather interior. Good gaps. Hurt
by unexciting color combination and older restoration.
Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $133,000.
Even in its present shape, this car should have
brought at least in the $150,000 to $160,000
range. More evidence that 'flash" sells, even
to sophisticated buyers? The seller was wise
not to let it go.
#442-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
Gullwing Coupe. S/N 198 010 5500494.
Gray/red leather. LHD. Odo: 83,000 miles.
Professional restoration. Comes with fitted
luggage. Well documented example. Travels the
concours circuit in a trailer. Cond: 1-. SOLD
AT $319,000. Car soared beyond high estimate
and brought applause from the
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LHD. Odo: 309 miles. Scratches to back win
dow. Oily handprint on the top. Glue visible on
carpets. Very good paint. A former good-quality
restoration, shopworn since. Cond: 2-.
SOLD AT $49,500. All flaws listed could have
been fixed in 5 hours of hard work. Would the
car have brought $3 or $4K more on the block?
I would have spent the time cleaning to net $600
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#103-1959 PORSCHE Monoposto Trac-
tor. SIN 1474. Eng.# 1541. Red, tan/tan. Odo:
4,054 miles. Dry-rotted tires, orange peel paint.
red leather. LHD. Odo: 90,069 kms. New
Firestone wide whites, good wood, older paint
and chrome. Poor leather is no help. Trying hard
to reach "patina:" looks a little closer to "needs
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Head-lights, silver painted trim. A retired
worker, ready for the Porsche collector who
wants one of every model. Cond: 4. SOLD
AT $8,800. Just the vehicle for tending to the
vineyards. Owners report strong oversteer
problems at speeds in excess of 75 mph, but
able to plow right through at the dirt tracks.
Sold at the market price.
#116-1959 PORSCHE 356A 2-door Coupe.
Body by Reutter. SIN 107872. Light yellow/
chocolate brown leather. LHD. Odo: 34,547
presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $231,000. Another
over-the-top price at an auction where
high prices are the norm. Very good cars bring
very good money at Monterey and with the
market still trending up, the new owner might
consider this a savvy investment one year from
today. Stay tuned.
#174-1960 PORSCHE 356B 2-door Coupe.
S/N 110476. Silver/silver vinyl, cloth. LHD.
Odo: 47,104 miles. 10,000 miles since motor
miles. Pirelli P600 tires, California black plates.
Very good fit and finish. Excellent chrome. Tidy
and complete. Some wear to driver's seat bolster.
No radio. Chrome wheels. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $30,500. This was a nice example,
however, the money paid was clearly over the
top. Irrational exuberance hits the Porsche
market, with no Alan Greenspan to put the
brakes on. Time for short selling?
#132-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL
Roadster. S/N 1980 42 9500046. Silver/blue
leather. LHD. Odo: 59,679 miles. Polished rims,
Euro lights, excellent chrome, leather and paint.
Very good fit and finish. Complete and well
coupe. So, if you are the new owner, drive and
enjoy but do not restore. Repeat mantra.
#461-1961 VOLKSWAGEN 21-WINDOW
Microbus. S/N 246147867. Red, white/gray
overhauled. Sunroof, cloth in seats coming
apart. Chrome wheels. Tacky Porsche crest on
left front fender. A driver. Cond: 4. SOLD AT
$17,050. Repeat this mantra: It costs only a
little bit more to restore a convertible than a
vinyl. LHD. Odo: 92,936 miles. Seen before at
"The Auction," Las Vegas. Decent fit and finish
but trim not up to #1 car standard. Decent
vinyl interior, tinted upper windows. Runs
good with no smoke. Light tappet noise. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $34,100. Same bus, different
day. See SCM auction report, July 2000, page
44. Driven 2 miles since last seen. Same condition,
but now announced sold for thousands
less than the last time around. All the money,
plus a bunch more.
#441-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL 2door
Roadster. S/N 19804210003047. Bordeaux/tan
leather. LHD. Odo: 83,989 miles.
Recent full restoration of a three-owner car.
Excellent paint, chrome and leather. Disc
brakes. Two serial numbers away from the
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1991 Lotus Elan
Introduced during the same twelve-month
period as the Miata, Geo Metro convertible
and Capri droptop, the Elan was simply ignored
by the American public. It was just another
small sports car (with the Isuzu name
staring back at you from the engine bay), and
hugely overpriced at $40,000. You probably
didn't know they cost $43,000 each to manufacture—I
guess they weren't planning to make
it up on volume with this one.
hould the Harvard Business School
need yet another case study in how a
great idea can go counter-clockwise
down a toilet if not executed properly,
please have them refer to the launch/
introduction/sale of the 1991 Lotus Elan Turbo
SE in the US.
Federalization snarls delayed introduction
by months; a few dealers didn't receive inventory
until mid-1991 and then painfully stocked
new product through the second quarter of
1993. Most Elans were sold at a rebated price
Just 546 produced for the US.
duced)." Okay, so Mike Kimberley and Adrian
Palmer, the former Lotus "think-tank-braintrust,"
missed Fenway Park by an entire state.
We should thank them nonetheless for making
this fine car and blessing us with 546 examples,
a little short of the original aggressive target of
3,000 units per year.
Now let's shed the bad karma for a moment.
A properly driven Elan could lap Road
Atlanta just one-half second slower than a 1991
Esprit Turbo, with the Esprit producing over
100 more bhp. European magazines would
routinely pit the Elan successfully against the
Lancia Integrale or the Porsche 911; they understood
the sophisticated and incredibly robust
suspension and handling package that the
Elan had to offer. It was referred to by the
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65% of these wonderful rockets
were produced in Calypso Red while
the cry from the Lotus lovers was,
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drive from point to point in real traffic."
0 to 60 mph can be accomplished in 6.4 to
6.7 seconds, which is fast enough in a straight
line, and even more fun when accelerating down
an exit ramp. Top speed was rated at 137 mph.
All 546 cars came equipped with gray
leather, A/C and black canvas tops. The only
original factory option was a trunk-mounted
CD player. Many Elam have since been fitted
with aftermarket sport exhausts, different waste
gates, adjustable boost systems, fog lights and
rollbars. The front-wheel drive (originally maligned
by the purists) works magically in the
wet and snow.
Watch for an unfortunate rip in the canvas
top from the hinge catching (expensive to repair),
dash warpage (replacements now unavailable),
poor glovebox fit, bent rims, maladjusted
shifter cables and bad window motors.
Sun-bleached cars will show peculiar paint fade
and composite sinkage is not uncommon, leading
to blotchy paint.
The 1.6-liter, 162-bhp, 16-valve motor, fitted
with multi-port fuel injection and mated to
a five-speed gearbox, has turned out to be rather
bulletproof. The composite body panels don't
ding, rust or scratch easily and two sets of golf
clubs happily fit in the boot. The top is very
simple and efficient to use.
Average cars today routinely have accumulated
less than 30,000 miles. Yellow, green
and black are still the most sought-after colors.
When a 3,000-mile car comes up for sale,
it's not unusual for it to bring $30,000; enthusiasts
understand the car now, appreciate what
it has to offer and are finally, ten years after it
was produced, willing to pay for it. (But still
not to 1991 list prices.)
My advice is to buy an Elan and take advantage
of its robust drivetrain. Drive it 100,000
miles and confound your neighbors that a Lotus
can actually go that far without exploding into a
million little English bits. The Elan will keep pace
with any SLK, Boxster or Z3 and provide far
more exclusivity. Best of all, they still have a
crisp, modern appearance that makes them look
far newer than you would expect from a twelveyear-old
design. Enjoy.—Steve Serio•
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complete than even he expected. Other lessons
were also carried over from the 2.9 book experience:
mere mention of a specific car changes
its provenance and value. Simon did not want
to create a book which, by its very nature,
would augment the market value of the cars. As
a result, he includes an introductory disclaimer,
and suggests that some sensitive, non-essential
information has been omitted which might have
unfairly affected the value of the cars.
This is a meticulously annotated index of
serial numbers. It is not an item for the casual
reader; but instead a library of information dedicated
to one of the great cars of history. There
are almost 1,000 pages in the three volumes
which comprise this book, and one wonders
what kind of leisure time Simon has managed to
find beyond his global search for information
about the cars. (Parts of his own 8C 2900A had
been dispersed over several continents.)
The weight of the work, physically as well
The smaller the size of the subject population,
the more feasible such an approach becomes.
Even with the thirty-five or so examples
of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900, however,
the size of this task is more daunting than one
might expect. Some of the current owners
would prefer not to be found, thanks to the
considerable value of the cars and the occasional
need for anonymity.
Moore's seminal The Immortal 2.9 (1986) set
a new standard in automotive literature for daring,
if not outright genius: select a model with
a small production run and document every
be furnished for review. Please send both copies to SCM, PO. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292.
The very nature of this book invites criticism.
Extremes inspire extremes: one is hard
pressed not to nit-pick fingerprints on polished-alloy
Silver Ghost bonnets. Try as I
might, I cannot fault this work. At $350, the
cost of a decent dinner for four these days,
The Legendary 2.3 is an absolute bargain, and
an essential addition to any serious Alfa
as conceptually, is astounding. Like his earlier
effort on the 2.9, this book is as classic as the
model itself. By comparison, everyone else
who has ever published a word about Alfa is a
mere scribbler, so monumental is Simon's
BMW 6 Series:
Author: Jeremy Walton
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Size: 91/2" x 101/2" hardcover. 217 pages
Rating: BMW fans: ****
Casual enthusiasts: **
The era of the
BMW coupe began
with the 280005 way
back in 1968. This
car's engine increased
to three liters and was
then fitted with fuel
injection. This series
ended in 1974 and it
wasn't until 1976 that
But what changed over the years? Which car
is fastest or rarest? What are the trouble spots to
look out for? Jeremy Walton (also author of the
excellent book Unbeatable BMW) has put all the
necessary information between two covers.
Walton begins with a short history of BMW,
covering not only the road cars but racers and
even aircraft development. Then the 6 Series gets
its due from prototype through to production.
All of the iterations are here, including the 24valve
M Series and even some coverage of the
635's development into a race car.
Though written in the UK, BMW 6 Series:
Enthusiast's Companion has sections covering
specifications and production numbers for US
models. Also included in the appendices are a
listing of the collectible 6 Series models with
full specs, the chassis numbers and original
purchasers of cars built by BMW Motorsport
and a list of options for each model year.
the new six-cylinder 630 coupe would appear.
The car, like the CS series before it, grew
both in displacement and specifications. This
series of cars (specifically the 3.5 liter examples,
the 635) are bargain-priced forays into
the world of European GT cars.
A History of the New York
International Auto Show
Author: Gregg D. Merksamer
Publisher: Greater New York Automobile
Size: 81/2" x 11" paperback. 192 pages
Price: $19.95 plus $6.95 S/H
Rating: Automobile historians ***
Casual enthusiasts *114/2
claims to have
spent four and a
half years researching
the material for
this book and considering
of information that
it contains, it is surprising
that it only
took that long. He
has done a com-
mendable job of taking a rather dry subject and
turning it into a fascinating description of the
evolution of the automotive industry.
Author Merksamer relates that the first
indoor show was held at Madison Square Garden
on November 3, 1900 and was complete
with a twenty-foot wide wood demonstration
track. The show was sponsored by the Automobile
Club of America, which was initially
formed to fight the Park Department ban on
horseless carriages and to solve the problem of
finding garage space in Manhattan, proving that
some things never change.
The evolution of the New York Auto Show
parallels that of the auto industry and as the
Selden patent dispute created a rivalry between
licensed and independent manufacturers
(George B. Selden protected his invention of
an internal-combustion-powered automobile
with a patent before he had the chance to build
one himself, forcing manufacturers of the time
to pay the patent-holders royalties for the use
of his invention), rival shows were also staged
from 1906 to 1913. Merksamer also relates
that in 1906 there was a $2 per gallon Federal
tax on fuel (about $37 per gallon in today's
dollars) and that the price of fuel had doubled
during the past five years.
By the mid-'50s the auto shows had become
big business, as over 100,000 visitors
attended the 1953 World Motor Sports Show
that was held in January. The rival Herb
Shriner's 3rd Annual International Motor
Sports Show, held in February, claimed
$1,500,000 in sales.
Merksamer walks us through the past 100
years of the automobile with a flowing, entertaining
style, interesting anecdotes and hundreds
of unique and informative photographs.—Carl
"Victory" For The
by Carl Bomstead
Object: Sterling Silver Trophy by Charles Sykes
Auction: Brooks USA, Quail Lodge, CA
Date: August 19, 2000
Pre-sale estimate: $50-80,000
Sale price: $39,100 (including 15% buyer's
made of it in the list of approved accessories.
Rolls-Royce did enter it in the 1920 Concours
des Bouchons des Radiateurs where it was
awarded a gold medal. The next year it was mentioned
as official factory equipment and was included
in the price of the vehicle. It has been in
continuous use—in seven different iterations—
ever since and is one of the most recognized
product symbols ever produced.
harles Sykes is best remembered
for designing and sculpting the
"Spirit of Ecstasy" mascot for
Rolls-Royce in 1911. The 1913
Rolls-Royce catalog featured
only two vehicles equipped with
the mascot and no mention was
lication, The Car Illustrated. Lord Montagu was
the owner of an early six-cylinder 40/50 Silver
Ghost and a friend of Claude Johnson, a partner
of C.S. Rolls and Company. Johnson was concerned
that many of his vehicles were being fitted
with mascots—particularly a comic cop—
that were of questionable taste and marred the
image of Rolls-Royce. Sykes was asked by
Johnson to sculpt a figurine that would capture
the essence of Rolls-Royce.
Sykes, who studied at the Royal
College of Art in South Kensington,
was an accomplished artist and sculptor.
In 1906, due to his illustrating
ability, he was introduced to Lord
Montagu of Beaulieu. Impressed with
Sykes' skill, Lord Montagu hired him
as chief illustrator for his weekly pub-
He designed what was first titled the "Spirit
of Speed," based on a deity who "had selected
road travel as her supreme delight and has alighted
on the prow of a Rolls-Royce car to travel in the
freshness of the air and the musical sound of her
fluttering draperies." The features of the figure
were unmistakably those of Eleanor Thornton,
who had at one time been Charles Johnson's
secretary and was currently John Montagu's secretary
—most of which are seldom offered on this side
of the world—met with enthusiastic bidding.
While "Victory" fell well below its high estimate;
it was purchased for a price that should be
considered fair for both buyer and seller and will
be an attention-getting centerpiece for the new
Miss Thorton was also the model for an impressive
solid silver exhibition trophy "Victory"
that was sculpted by Sykes in 1908. It was constructed
by master silversmith Sebastian Garrard
and is 201/2" high with a weight of 115 ounces.
The winged figure, for which Miss Thornton
posed, is resting on a winged wheel that is
mounted on a cloud-circled globe, supported by
This spectacular trophy was offered by
Brooks USA at their Quail Lodge Auction during
Pebble Beach week. Almost three hundred lots
of outstanding mascots and other automobilia
Solid silver trophy.
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1958 Maserati 3500 GT
Chassis number: AM101-662
Engine number: AM101-662
bodied 3500 GT. A luxurious and spacious 2+2, the
3500 GT drew on Maserati's competition experience.
Suspension was independent at the front by
wishbones and coil springs, while at the back there
was a conventional live-axle/semi-elliptic arrangement.
Power output of the twin-cam six was around
220 hp at first. Later examples with fuel injection produced 235 hp. Built
initially with drum brakes and a four-speed gearbox, the 3500 was
gradually improved, gaining five speeds, front discs and finally all-disc
braking. Production ceased in 1964 after more than 2,200 were built.
Imported from Belgium in 1975, this left-hand drive 3500 GT spent
the next nineteen years in a semi-dismantled state before being sold in
1994 for comprehensive restoration. This included a strip to bare aluminum
prior to the respray in two-stage Maserati "Gladis" (metallic gray);
complete engine rebuild; brake system overhaul; fuel system overhaul;
new clutch; engine mounts and stainless steel exhaust system. New rubber
seals were fitted to the windscreen, rear window and doors. A new headlining
and carpets were fitted, together with a new Connolly leather
re-trim in cream. All brightwork was re-chromed and new tires were also
fitted. Completed in 1996, the car has covered very few miles since.
aserati's survival strategy for
the 1960s centered on establishing
the company as a producer
of road cars. The Modena
marque' s new era began in 1957
with the launch of the Touring-
here sold for
including commission, at the Brooks UK sale held
at the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, June
The 3500 GT is a beautifully proportioned
GT car with a very smooth and fairly powerful
in-line six-cylinder engine. When compared to its
Ferrari competition, the 330 2+2, the Maserati
comes off as a much more integrated styling package
with similar performance. Still, the 3500 GT
lives in the shadow of both the Ferrari and its
rarer more desirable (and shorter wheelbase)
cousin: the Vignale-bodied 3500, commonly called
the Vignale Spyder
Within the range of 3500 GTs, there are four-
speed and five-speed gearboxes, Weber carbs or Lucas fuel injection,
drum brakes, disc front and drum rear brakes and four-wheel disc
brakes, and probably the most important option: wire wheels. Overall,
the most desirable coupe would be a carbureted, five-speed, wirewheel
car; this combination of options can typically be found on front-
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
disc brake cars. The later four-wheel disc braked 3500s were mostly
fuel injected, though it isn't a huge problem to convert an injected car
to Webers. A good number of 3500 GTs have their original Lucas fuelinjection
units sitting in a box in the trunk.
This car as described by SCM auction reporter Richard HudsonEvans,
is claimed to be fuel injected, but no mention is made of the
gearbox. We would expect a 1958 car to be a ZF four-speed, an unusual
combination and not as desirable as either of the alternatives: the fivespeed
or the Webers.
Metal plate on firewall
Rear of engine block near flywheel
The Maserati Club, P.O. Box 5300,
Somerset, NJ 08875
Web site www.themaseraticlub.com
Alternatives .... Lancia Flaminia 2 8 3C, Ferrari
330 GT 2+2
Next are the extremely desirable wire wheels. The disc wheels
fitted to Maseratis of this era were manufactured by Borrani and
have an alloy rim riveted to a steel center. This is a very strong and
light combination, but not anywhere near as attractive as the wire
wheels, also manufactured by Borrani. In my experience, 3500s are
not an easy sell under any conditions and are even more difficult to
sell with disc wheels or fuel injection. Given
that this car is reported to be fuel injected,
most likely a four-speed and with disc wheels,
it has (aside from an attractive color scheme and
a condition rating by Hudson-Evans as 1-), little
curb appeal for the Maserati buyers that! typically
meet. The US dealers contacted unanimously
put this car at $19,000, giving the injection
and lack of wire wheels as the reasons
for the sub-Price Guide valuation. The price
of near $28,000 garnered at Goodwood could
be a case of a very sharp example purchased
by someone who wasn't afraid to pay a little
more for a car in top condition. Or perhaps
the recent increase in certain Aston Martin and Ferrari GT prices
might be lifting, at least slightly, the auction figures of this oftenignored
Maserati GT.—Michael Duffey
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49 COUPE, needs some work, good car,
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55 808 XF, Vignale bodied convertible, 1off
concept car w/factory installed T-bird
running gear, complete, unrestored, drives,
$78,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676532.
33 BALILLA TYPE 508, splendid restoration,
matching trailer, $20,000. 231-3478483.
62 JOLLY 600, coral, wicker seat, chrome
rails, original Ghia, beautiful floor, well
restored, desirable 600 model, new canvas
top, wicker redone, $29,900. Vintage, 941355-6500.
67 DINO COUPE, 35K km, red, excellent
condition, $10,000. 716-889-2378. NY
70 DINO SPIDER, 2.4 Liter Ferrari V6 engine,
restored to like new condition, beautiful
triple black, $37,500. 513-948-1791
75 124 SPIDER, Convertible, red, new blk
canvas top, 5-spd, garaged, Al perfect condition,
87K original miles $7,500 OBO.
67 ISO GRIFO, red/blk, 4-spd, Campy's
interior, redone correctly, rust-free, recent
paint, $44,900. 630-655-3535. IL
69 ISO FIDIA, rare 4-dr model, 350 cu in.
4-spd, a/c, ps, pb, pw, fully restored, grey/
red hides, beautiful example, $27,500 or fair
trade. 805-656-2112. CA
71 ISO LELE, rare, exotic, hand built Italian
classic w/factory installed 351 Cleveland,
very uncommon with factory 5-spd, 1
of only 260 made in complete production
run, $21,500. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206467-6531.
FAX 206-467-6532. WA
72 ISO LELE COUPE, beautiful original
car, red with tan interior, 71K orig miles,
V8 w/5-spd trans, factory a/c, sunroof,
$18,500. Hyman Ltd, 314-524-6000. MO
74 ISO LELE SPORT, red/blk, Cleveland
5-speed, 35M, original $22,900. 612-4786261.
67 400 GT, 2+2, chassis #01222, 1 of 247
produced, professionally restored using
original parts, $65,000 US $$. Terry Kell,
613-591-1482 ext-335. CANADA ON
67 ESPADA, blk/tan, beautiful and correct
new interior, tri-eared knock-offs, much effort
expended on this car, $25,000. Fantasy
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67 MIURA, red, S/SV upgrades and
Targa top by Bob Wallace, all records,
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67 MIURA, blue w/white leather, 18K
miles, US car, same owner since 1973,2,000
miles on professional mechanical rebuild,
chassis #3288, engine #1627, manuals,
$85,000. 215-256-1014. PA
70 ESPADA, blk/blk, series II CA car w/
28K miles, a great car inside and out w/
Miura wheels, tools $31,500. Fantasy Junction,
510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754.
72 JARAMA, fully maintained since new,
red/blk, factory twin tops, banker's box of
receipts, $27,000. Cosmopolitan Motors,
206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532. WA
73 ESPADA SERIES III, partially restored,
painted, upholstery done, has most
parts, extra parts included, $10,000. 304624-4102
days. 304-842-2206 eves/
74 JARAMA S, factory air, 5-spd, ps, burgundy
metallic/tan leather, 29K miles, especially
fine example, excellent history,
$32,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900.
85 COUNTACH, Quattrovalve, 6 carbs,
17K miles, white/red, recent service,
$84,500. Vintage, 941-355-6500. FL
85 JALPA SPYDER, white/white leather,
original owner, 29,000 km, beautiful condition,
runs great, $35,000 OBO. Private Seller,
310-322-5565. FAX 310-322-6191. CA
89 25TH ANNIVERSARY, Countach, red
w/tan interior, only 3,100 miles and truly
outstanding, $99,500 trades welcome.
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92 DIABLO, blk w/red leather, like new,
rear wing, 7K+miles, $114,500 trades considered.
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P400 MIURA, production date 10-10-68,
production order 274, chassis 3769, engine
2448, exterior blue, interior mustard, good
as new (or better) same owner 15 yrs, 28K
miles, call for more details, $110,000 firm
57 B24S AURELIA CONV, V6, transaxle.
gorgeous restoration in drk red with tan
leather, Borrani ww, hardtop, superb cond,
1 of 472 built, $85,000. Fantasy Junction,
510-653-7555. FAX 510-653-9754. CA
62 APPIA CONVERTIBLE, good body,
needs mechanicals, extras, $3,500. 708-7993469.
62 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato,
undergoing high quality restoration,
$60,000. Cosmopolitan Motors, 206-4676531.
FAX 206-467-6532. WA
65 FLAMINIA SUPER SPORT, Zagato,
nice proper matching #'s car, 2.8 3C, blue
with crimson, runs well, $40,000. Cosmopolitan
Motors, 206-467-6531. FAX 206467-6532.
66 FLAMINIA, 2.8L, 3C, aluminum, Super
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74 STRATOS, Nicely restored former Euro
rally car, very strong original Ferrari V6
engine, red w/tan interior $75,000. 513948-1791
76 SCORPION, very nice car $5,900. 514494-7825.
77 SCORPION, all original, car has been
in the family since new, 52K miles, silver
w/red interior, exceptional condition, no
rust, $4,000 firm. 404-817-4380. GA
64 3500 Gil, 100% complete, sitting in a
barn for last 20 yrs, not running, it has rust,
needs total restoration, $10,900. Gullwing
Motor, 718-545-0500. FAX 718-545-1308
67 MEXICO, immaculate condition, fully
restored, silver w/burgundy Connolly
leather, stick shift, 5-spd, Borrani wheels,
51K orig miles, $21,900 OBO. 323-4620603
69 GHIBLI, 5-spd, a/c, 47K+ mi, excellent,
$31,900. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900.
70 GHIBLI SPYDER, fly yellow, blk
leather, new blk top, orig dash, AM-FM
radio, 4.7 Litre, 5-spd, a/c, Borrani wire
wheels, 28K miles, $89,000. RPM, 954781-8440.
72 GHIBLI SS, very rare 4.9-liter coupe,
absolutely show condition in every respect,
34K orig mi, perfect, drk burgundy, tan
leather, all options, $42,500. Matthew
deGarmo Ltd, 203-852-1670. CT
73 BORA, red/cream, 4.9 US model, only
2,400 miles, as new $45,000. Forza, 860350-1140.
FAX 860-350-1148. CT
74 BORA, red/tan, 25K orig mi, 4.9 liter
engine, fast original, comfortable, beautiful,
show as new, a great ride for the price,
$39,500. Motor Classic, 914-997-9133.
FAX 914-997-9136. NY
74 BORA, US #700, 24K sal, silver/red
leather, owned for 17 yrs, like new, $39,800.
77 h HAMSIN, 5-spd, blue, tan leather,
meti, ulously maintained, top condition,
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31 DUESENBERG MODEL A, 2-seat
Indy car, s/n 718, an excellent running older
restoration of an important piece of racing
history, ex-Dusty Farno, $160,000. Fantasy
Junction, 510-653-7555. FAX 510-6539754.
49 JAGUAR XK 120, aluminum roadster,
s/n 670025, upgraded to late 120 chassis
and 3.8 E engine, full race trim including
racing windscreen, cowls, air intake, aluminum
C-Type seat and tonneau, stored last 20
yrs, needs restoration, $20,000. Donovan
Motorcar Service, 413-499-6000. MA
51 FERRARI 195 INTER, ivory/tan,
triple carbs, special ordered for Gigi
Villoresi, completely restored to original
condition, a must see car, $275,000. Motor
Classic & Competition, 914-997-9133.
FAX 914-997-9136. NY
53 AUSTIN-HEALEY, documented race
history, unrestored, $15,000. 618-2221122.
58 MGA TWINCAM ROADSTER,
green/blk, currently fitted with Butch Gilbert
push rod engine, includes original
twin car, knock-offs, CSRG accepted,
$19,500. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555.
FAX 510-653-9754. CA
59 JAGUAR PREDATOR, D-type torsion
bar front suspension, E-type rear, T-5
trans, 3.8 engine w/triple Webers, only eligible
HSR D-type replica out there
$35,000. Paul Lane, 203-377-6745. CT
59 LOTUS 18, all steel 1 Liter Cosworth
Ford, correct Renault trans, this car has the
best of everything, $45,000. Paul Lane,
61 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPIDER,
1300cc engine, excellent
race ready condition, very
competitive Group 1 race car,
fully sorted $13,000. Paul
Lane, 203-377-6745. CT
61 ANDREE FORMULA
JR, one-off, rear-mounted,
3-carb, DKW engine, tube
frame, Alum body, cover
car and engineering development
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magazine, April 1%1. Ran
at Bonneville. Interesting
History. Lots of spares,
$20,000. 262-534-5458. WI
64 ALFA ROMEO TZ1,
chassis #096 with original
matching engine #099, very
good untouched condition,
mechanically very good, no
body or frame damage, interior,
wheels, gauges, etc., all
seem to have correct compo-
nents, $189,000 trades considered. Garry
Roberts, 949-650-2690. CA
64 FERRARI 250LM, #6045, ex-Bill
Harrah, FIA paper work, completely restored,
ready to run the Histories,
$950,000. 310-652-1300. CA
64 LOTUS 32, ex Jim Clark, beautiful, historic
and fast, $85,000. Paul Lane, 203-3776745.
64 MERCEDES-BENZ, 2305L roadster,
silver, correctly setup to comply with
SVRA and HSR rules, modified suspension,
brakes, dual adjustable Konis, fuel
cell, roll cage, all safety equipment, modified
2.8 motor, call for more details, $28,000
OBO. Peter Lesler, 330-562-2841. OH
64 TRIUMPH SPITFIRE, blue, 1147cc,
fully sorted, Vintage racer with Accusump,
fuel cell, fire system, full roll cage, racing
cam, new tires and harness, spares and open
trailer included, call for details $11,500
OBO. Steve, 909-792-4712. CA
65 LOTUS ELAN S2, vintage race prepared,
log book, also street legal road
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65, ready for road or track $17,900. 561595-3000.
66 BMW TISA, call for details, ask about
free track time with purchase, $15,000. 616253-2017.
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LARGE families with bad teeth
and good cars began to use their
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And the winner of this month's
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of this early attempt at
67 MGC/GTS, chassis #1061, excellent
running condition, this car can be driven
on the street and taken to the track for club
events, a piece of MG history $29,500. Paul
Lane, 203-377-6745. CT
67 SHELBY GT 500, #1616, 4-spd,
inboards, dark green, blk interior, front end
off car, new engine, many new parts,
$22,000. 860-872-4102. CT
69 PORSCHE 911, factory race car, many
wins and history, call for details $97,500.
Roy Sanders, 864-836-8797 SC or 828274-3153
69 PORSCHE 911 SPYDER, with RS
flares and spoilers, fresh rebuild of 3 liter
engine, clutch, brakes, suspension, complete
with roll cage, racing seats and harnesses,
fire system, fuel cell, ask about Pace
trailer, $21,000. 617-696-3656. MA
70 TRIUMPH TR6, professionally built
race car, lowered, full suspension mods,
All fuel cell, gas shocks, Anco sway bar,
Pana sports, aeroquipe, SVRA logbook,
beautiful, race ready, trades, $17,800. Dan,
74 CORVETTE, greenwood, customer car,
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The Monthly Digest of Magnificent Motor Cars
AC • Aston Martin • Austin-Healey • Bentley • Rolls-Royce • Jaguar • Lotus • MG • Triumph
Registration number: JSJ 245
Chassis number: 39030
n 1936, only five years after beginning production, SS Cars
startled the motoring public with the Jaguar 2.5-liter saloon, the
company's first car to feature overhead valves. The engine was
the robust seven-bearing, six-cylinder unit built by Standard, but
with a new cylinder head designed by Harry Weslake and Bill
Heynes. With 104 bhp, smoothly delivered, flowing lines, a
gearbox which made the best of the power, and a new chassis, it was the
model which made the company's reputation. Jaguar was then only a
model name, but it was adopted as the company's name after "SS" had
acquired unfortunate connotations during the war.
If the Jaguar saloon epitomized excitement, it was as nothing compared
to the Jaguar SS 100. No sports car better epitomizes the late
1930s, which is why it has been the model for so many modern "nostalgia"
cars. It looked right from every angle and age has not withered
Every aspect was in harmony. Stone guards over the large headlights,
the long louvered bonnet and large wire wheels were aggressive,
yet the flowing lines were silkily feline. It has the grace of a prowling
cat. At Brooklands in 1936 a tuned and lightened version lapped at
104.1 mph, but normally owners tended not to race them. Instead they
appeared in the rallies, trials and sprints which formed the bulk of
British motorsport and they were successful because of their superb
power-to-weight ratio, gearbox, brakes and handling. They were great
Chassis number 39030 was originally dispatched
to Glovers, the early SS Jaguar dealers
for Ripon on January 13, 1938. The Jaguar
Daimler Heritage Trust, who have issued a Heritage
Certificate for the car, record that it was originally
delivered finished in lavender with blue trim.
Purchased from Coys of Kensington in 1975, this
beautiful example subsequently spent twenty
years with a French enthusiast, before returning
to home shores in the late 1990s. During its spell
in France it underwent a comprehensive restoration
by specialists Le Coq, in which the chassis
and fittings were meticulously overhauled. The
car comes with its original 3.5-liter engine and
gearbox, although it is currently fitted with a competition
power unit and uprated gearbox. These
items were assembled in the vendor's own workshops, specifically for
competitive motoring and detail work included gas flowing of the cylinder
head, the fitment of bronze liners to guides and conversion to use
unleaded fuel. Further work was subsequently carried out to the suspension
and shock absorbers as well as the gearbox by SS Jaguar specialists
TRAC at a cost of over $6,400. Much attention was paid to detail,
so that components such as the body tub and petrol tank were carefully
and discreetly flexibly mounted to avoid damage on the arduous road
rallies in which 39030 has become a competitor.
Original list price
SCM Price Guide
The car, now immaculately finished in traditional British Racing
Green, with contrasting black hide, has recently contested such popular
and competitive international rallies as the acclaimed Liege-Rome-Liege
road rally. Despite this it remains in the most magnificent condition
throughout and complete with FIVA identity card, UK registration and
M026T certificate is ready to be entered for any similar international
events to be held in this season's calendar of historic motorsports.
This car sold at Barrett-Jackson/Coys of Kensington's Monaco sale
on May 27, 2000 for $183,381.
Stamped on right frame rail 9"
behind front spring shackle; may be
obscured by paint or wear
Stamped on raised boss on
right rear of block just below head
Classic Jaguar Association,
1754 Hillcrest Ave, Glendale, CA 92669
Bentley 4.5-Litre DHC,
LaSalle Series 50 convertible coupe,
Mercedes-Benz 500K cabriolet
By any usage, the SS 100 must be considered a true classic. It is rare,
lovely, iconic, and best of all, enjoyable. Only 118 of these cars were ever
built and yet so many still survive that it is a rare classic car gathering
that doesn't have at least one out for the day. Above all, they are cars that
are used and enjoyed by their owners rather than
being kept in hermetically-sealed display cases.
And they are practical. Even with the original
four-speed gearbox, the seven-bearing engine can
stand long distances at modern highway speeds
without undue risk. Speeds over 80 mph are not
excessive, though one must bear in mind that the
car will be brought to a stop with rod-operated
drum brakes slowing narrow tires.
This example is not particularly original in
its detailing. One specialist noted incorrect
chroming used on many pieces and substitutions
of modern parts for some components. However
this car was restored to stand up to challenging
secondary roads rather than straw-hatted
concours scrutineers. The substitution of a
competition-built engine (probably from a 3.5-
liter Jaguar saloon) and a modern five-speed gearbox are in keeping
with this intention, though the original drivetrain was included. If the
new owner had the same intention of driving this car hard and enjoying
its rugged power, then the price for this attractive, event-proven car was
reasonable. It can easily be enjoyed for a season or two of vintage
rallying and then cleaned up and sold, with very little net cost to the
owner—Gary Anderson, Editor and Publisher, British Car Magazine;
editor@ britishcar corn
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Sports Car Market
1938 Jaguar SS 100 3.5 Liter
BY GARY ANDERSON
Keeping Your Cat Cool
ear Cat Trax: I live in Tucson, Arizona, and have been
looking at a Mark 2 that is for sale. I've also admired the
Mark IX. However, as you know, it gets very hot here.
What do you think of the aftermarket air conditioners that
are often installed in the sedans? I've also thought about
installing one in my XK 150 fixed-head coupe. Your
thoughts?—Steve Smith, via e-mail
We have certainly enjoyed owning our Mark 2 and drive it frequently
on weekend trips and to favorite restaurants on special evenings. The
modifications that were made to the car when it was restored have made
it quite practical to enjoy on a regular basis. The modern five-speed
transmission, XJS steering gear, and handling package overcome the few
limitations of the original Mark 2.
An air-conditioning system was also installed using Sanden components
when our car was restored, but I can't claim it helps much. It does
take the edge off the heat when the car has been sitting in the sun, and
when we're on the highway on a warm day, it is nice to run the air
conditioner rather than driving with the windows open. However, it
isn't ever going to compete with the instant-freeze system on a modern
car and certainly won't allow you to tool around Tucson in comfort on
one of your triple-digit days.
To get some perspective on this, I talked to Tony Parkinson at
Vicarage, which builds fine "re-manufactured" Jaguars of all types and
supplies conversion parts, and to Jason Len of XKs Unlimited, which
has significant Jaguar restoration and modification experience. Both
agreed that an air-conditioner is a reasonable addition to a Mark 2, but
both said my experience was typical. A/C is nice to have, but it won't
keep the interior chilly on a tropical day in Arizona.
There are two major problems with air conditioning this sedan. In
order to offer a large interior on a relatively short wheelbase, the Mark 2
has very limited space in which to install the evaporator, ducts and vents.
Our evaporator is installed in the passenger footwell, covered with carpet,
and connects to vents installed in place of the tray in the console. It looks
nice, but the air flow is limited and there isn't enough room anywhere to
install outboard vents. Vents also need to be installed at the back of the
passenger compartment to give the air a place to escape. Vicarage installs
an XJ6 vent system in the package shelf to help there.
The second problem is engine cooling. Mark 2s already are notorious for
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running hot, and that means that most restorers don't want to put the
condenser in front of the radiator unless an aluminum radiator and extra
electrical fans are also installed. In very hot climates, Vicarage and XKs
Unlimited install their condensers in the fender well, with a separate fan
attached to push air through. Of course, this means converting to a good
alternator, but that is easily done in conjunction with installing the compressor.
In the big saloons—the Mark V to Mark IX series—these aren't
problems. There is a lot of space to install an evaporator, put in a good
duct and vent system and position an effective condenser in front of
Of course, you could just follow the snowbirds north during the
really hot months, or just keep an ice-filled cooler stocked with Gatorade
between the seats.
If you do decide to cool your classy cat, your best bet is to pay an
experienced specialist to do the installation, and it's best done when the
car is being restored. Parkinson noted that they install air conditioning
systems on customer cars, but don't sell the components. They just
don't believe they could guarantee satisfaction in do-it-yourself installations.
In this regard, Len made an interesting suggestion. If you do want
to do it yourself as part of your restoration, consult a local hot rod shop.
They've got experience in adapting pulleys to unusual engine/alternator/
condenser installations and know where to buy the best A/C components.
Aftermarket kits are advertised in the hot rod magazines, but may
not give you the quality and performance you're seeking.
As for air conditioning your XK 150, Len suggested you remember
that you bought a sports car that was designed more for fun than comfort.
Len points out that even the factory air conditioners available on
the E-types offered marginal help in reducing heat. He suggested you
first focus on sealing and insulating the cockpit from engine heat. Check
the grommets and seals between the engine compartment and cockpit.
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Hades. Once you're sure all the openings are sealed, then consider installing
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the trim panels and carpet. It will dramatically reduce heat and road
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eng and ZF 5-spd, stainless brakes, Concours
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68 DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE, lhd, 5spd,
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76 V8, 70K miles, CA car, auto, factory
sunroof, decoked with all new valves,
seals, timing chains, etc, all ancillaries
rebuilt with correct factory parts, s/s exhaust,
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79 V8 coupe, dark blue w/cream Connolly
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56 100M, red w/blk leather, professional
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6 BN4, 2-seater, British racing
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60 3000 MK I, CA car, always garaged,
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61 3000 MK I, original owner, Healey blue,
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Northshore Sportscars, 847-247-0447. IL
65 3000 MK HI, fully restored in blue w/
blk interior, absolutely a great driving car,
beautifully restored and ready to drive,
$25,500. Hyman Ltd., 314-524-6000. MO
67 3000 MK III, new restoration on a CA
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very straight, drivetrain rebuilt, new
chrome, Michelins, top, carpet, etc, $19,850.
23 short chassis speed model, 3 litre, Abox,
very exciting four place Carlton body,
recent paint and upholstery, as seen on
NAVBM2K, might trade for 4 1/4 dhc,
$129,900 offer. Don Meyer, 908-2362376.
31 Speed Six Vanden Plas fabric bodied
tourer, excellent matching #'s, older restoration,
$375,000. Fantasy Junction, 510653-7555.
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1951 XK 120 Roadster. Moving to
England, must sell by December 1st.
Original, low mileage, silver/gray
and blue. No rust, perfect mechanical.
$45,000. Best offer takes. (425)
822-1347. (WA) (Nov)
57 100-6, nice condition, $8,500. Jim, 708-
35 3 1/2 LITRE DROPHEAD, (150 CR),
Park Ward, very nice CA car, new wheel
discs and Connolly leather interior,
$89,000 trades considered. Vintage, 941355-6500.
374 1/4, H J Mulliner, B69JY, blk, unique
disappearing top, excellent original wood,
leather, solid body, always reliable, strong,
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OBO. 262-691-1895. WI
48 MK VI, coachwork restored and beautifully
repainted in a striking black and
red livery, superb mechanical condition
and drives great, rhd w/4-spd manual
trans, needs new hides $19,500. 63 1-5371868.
48 MK IV SALOON, 3.5L, tan w/blk fenders,
looks and runs well, solid, CA car,
$13,500. 714-842-1208. CA
50 XK 120 ROADSTER, Concours winner
in JCNA, white w/red leather, blk top,
very well documented, all original flawless
$49,500 firm. Matthew deGarmo Ltd, 203852-1670.
54 XK 120M ROADSTER, 525 miles after
8 yr body-off restoration, matching #'s,
cream, red leather, meticulously restored to
absolute original, $39,000. 405-232-8551.
FAX 405-232-8553. OK
56 XK 140 DHC CONV, C-Type matching
engine, red w/blk leather, black canvas top
with boot, very rare auto, whitewall tires,
chrome wheels, original radio, 44K miles,
body-off restoration, call for more details
$45,000.. FAX 305-864-4350. FL
60 XK 150 DHC, white/red, 4-spd overdrive,
3.8 litre, 2-owners, SW car w/no rust
or body damage ever, 44K original miles,
in storage since 1970, matching #'s,
$32,500. British Auto Specialists, 817589-7974.
62 ROADSTER, rare flat floor, louvered
bonnet, original motor, great running car,
excellent for restoration option, opalescent
silver blue/blue $24,500. 949-6504718.
63 XKE ROADSTER, good sound E-Type
with original matching # engine, $19,500.
TYPE Si FHC, blk w/red leather,
previous show car, professional restoration,
all original, perfect exterior, interior
and driver, manual trans, original tools,
manual cover and stickers, 53K total miles,
$31,000 firm. 203-226-4136 eves. CT
67 420G, drk blue w/blue leather, groundup
restoration, perfect original CA car, asking
1-1/4 on the cost of the restoration,
$16,750. Gullwing Motor, 718-545-0500.
FAX 718-545-1308. NY
69 XKE 2+2, auto, 6-cyl, 3-carbs, silver
Concours winner and daily driver, great
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69 XKE 2+2, burgundy/biscuit, all original,
no restoration, 21K miles, 6 time 1st
place winner in Hillsboro and Palo Alto,
$35,000 firm. 831-625-1877. CA
69 XKE SI' ROADSTER, Olde English
white, new Connolly red interior, chrome
wires, pristine condition, body and mechanics,
matching Ws, no rust Beverly Hills car,
$28,000 OBO. Brian, 310-278-2221. CA
73 XKE V-12 ROADSTER, auto, 22,415
original mi, ww, white w/black hard top,
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56 XI SERIES I, historical race car, race
readied and restored, excellent throughout,
$75,000 offer. Cosmopolitan Motor LLC,
206-467-6531. FAX 206-467-6532. WA
60 ELITE SERIES II, race history, rebuilt
engine, $28,000. 805-376-0400. CA
64 ELAN, red, 5-spd, everything redone,
the very best, very fast, $18,000. 732-9385326
bers, pies available, $23,000. 520-9060670.
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32 MG J2, excellent original condition,
blk w/drk blue leather interior, interesting
history, $32,000. Paul Lane, 203-2431984.
37 MG VA, tourer, chassis finished, engine
free, looks good, trans like new, needs rear
body, wheels, tires new, radiator redone.
excellent dash and instruments, $5,900.
38 MG TA, Tickford, very good mechanical
condition, driven regularly, needs cosmetic
for show $45,000. 704-573-3231. NC
46 MG TC ROADSTER, a beautiful TC,
fully detailed, red with new wire wheels,
runs and drives great, $19,500. Hyman Ltd.,
1250cc, 4-cyl, hydraulic brakes, hydraulic
jacking system, side turn indicators, rhd,
gorgeous tan w/brown fenders, sunroof,
great grill and chrome, rack and pinion steering,
call for details, $35,500. 214-3509636.
48 MG YA SALOON 4-DR, synchro 4-spd,
50 MG TD, concourse show car, rebuilt
1250cc, 54 hp, fabulous Sequoia cream/
biscuit interior, great chrome, dual fender
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beige top, side curtains and more, call for
details $24,950. Fraser Dante, 770-6418354.
55 MG TF, full body-off ground-up professionally
done restoration, only 1,500 miles
since completed, excellent condition,
$19,250. 850-231-0840. FL
56 MGA ROADSTER, dove gray w/red
wires, complete restoration, beautiful,
$17,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447.
64 MGB CONVERTIBLE, runs well,
needs some restoration, has new top and
windshield, $2,000. 719-547-7580. CO
68 MGC ROADSTER, British racing
green, ww, 3rd owner, garaged since 1985,
needs minor restoration, engine recently
rebuilt, $9,500. 336-766-4495. NC
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grille, no rust, all original, matching Ws,
needs restoration, $12,750 OBO. 818-3410505.
$22,500. 206-725-2343. WA
54+4 DROPHEAD, nice restored car, ready
to tour, $25,000. Barrett-Jackson, Ed
Fallon, 480-421-6694. AZ
58 SERIES 4/4, 105E engine, older restoration,
Koni shocks, runs well, needs brake
work, $11,500 offer. Gary Hemphill, 800943-2539
59 +4 DROPHEAD COUPE, very rare
model, 2-seater, recent mechanical work w/
receipts, blk/silver w/blk interior, new top,
$20,000. 208-765-2886. ID
62 +4, 4-place, less than 1K miles on rebuild,
British Racing green, blk interior,
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records, $21,500 OBO. 410-259-4758.
62 +4, older restoration, strong runner,
minor body repair needed, seats need upholstery,
lhd, silver w/blk fenders, ww,
$10,000. 916-987-7829. CA
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1,000 ini on rebuilt engine, Blue/red leather,
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engine, Weber, fresh all synchromesh trans,
much more, call for details, $22,500. New
England Classic Car Co, 203-377-6746. CT
63+4, TR3B engine, blk, restored $24,000.
Monte Shelton, 503-224-3232. OR
$23,000. Northshore Sportscars, 847-2470447.
26 PHANTOM PHAETON, $100,000.
Marty, 909-689-3137 eves. CA
29 P1 SEDAN TOWN CAR, 6-cyl, 3-spd,
burgundy/blk, blk leather, embroidered
broadcloth interior, complete restoration,
engine, drivetrain rebuilt, divider window,
many, many features, call for info
$179,500. Volo Auto Museum, Bill, 815385-3644.
31 PHANTOM!, St.Martin's Town Car by
Brewster, chassis S166PR, lhd, very sound
original condition, $75,000. Glyn Morris,
34 PHANTOM II CONTINENTAL,
coachwork by J Gurney-Nutting, completely
restored to original, 3-position
drophead, lacquered in tan/cream, cream
hides, owner's handbook, shop manual, 1
of 12 known to exist $350,000. Fraser
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25 COUPE, beautiful condition, very
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$38,500. Paul Lane, 203-243-1984. CT
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67 +4, 19K ini, excellent, burgundy w/blk
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compartment with original cloth rear compartment,
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59 SILVER CLOUD, drk blue, red hides, 1
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63 SILVER CLOUD III, lhd, white exterior
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$42,500. 615-851-7720. TN
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65 SILVER CLOUD HI, convertible, 75K
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73 CORNICHE CONVERTIBLE, walnut
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39 DOLOMITE ROYAL, Salon, extremely
rare, alum body, 64K mi, $15,000 offer. John,
47 ROADSTER, complete, runs great,
$20,000. Dr.Polesky, 310-281-2111. CA
48 ROADSTER, grey w/blk leather inte.1
nor, runs great, spares included, rust-free,
$14,400. 228-832-7710. MS
59 TR3A, red w/blk interior, good condition
$10,000. 636-239-6781. MO
61 TR3A, red, 4-cyl, 80K mi, 8 yr old restoration,
beautiful car, very drivable, 2nd
owner, always garaged, excellent condition,
red, blk interior, 2 white tops, $15,000
OBO. 515-577-3825. IA
63 TR3B, powder blue w/drk blue interior,
chrome ww, excellent condition,
$17,000. 636-239-6781. MO
65 TR4A, drk red w/blk, overdrive, ww,
IRS, excellent condition, $13,000. 636239-6781
68 TR 250, white w/red interior, solid,
good mechanicals, needs restoration,
$6,000. 636-239-6781. MO
71 TR6, amateur restoration, over $12K in
receipts, overdrive, leather, rebuilt motor,
$8,500. 408-947-7766. CA
72 TR6, green w/blk interior, very nice
condition, Panasport wheels, $11,000.
72 TR6, brg/tan, professionally restored,
car is in SC, private sale, $12,900. 860-4569954.
66 Griffith 400, #4006039, 39,060 miles,
rebuilt engine, new clutch, exhaust, tires,
rewired, chrome ww, $29,500. 920-4696198.
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1967 Porsche 911S SWB 2.01, Coupe
Chassis number: 118-0-0138
t was evident to Porsche management in the late '50s that
the 356 series was rapidly becoming dated and reaching the
end of its development potential, so in 1959 Ferdinand
Porsche began designing a new car. A number of criteria were
laid down: the car would have no more than a 2,200-mm
wheelbase and would carry two adults and two children.
The new model was introduced at the Frankfurt Show in September,
1963. It was a significant advance on the outgoing car,
providing greater performance, space and refinement. The new
engine, a 1991cc opposed 6-cylinder unit, was designed by
Ferdinand Piech, Dr. Porsche's nephew. Situated in the rear to
maximize space efficiency, it produced 130 bhp.
The 911 "S" was Porsche's top-of-the-range sporting model throughout
the late 1960s and early 1970s, a period when the purest and most
desirable versions of the 911 were produced. The 911S boasted a higher
fifth gear, anti-rollbars front and rear, Koni shock absorbers and ventilated
disc brakes, later also receiving alloy front brake calipers. The
engine was also improved with higher compression and improved breathing
which produced 160 bhp. Only 4,689 of these high-specification
short-wheelbase 911S's were produced in coupe form in 1967-68.
Another 1,160 of the less-desirable, from a performance standpoint,
911S Targas were built. Of the coupes, probably less than 100 were
available in right-hand drive. (In 1969 the wheelbase of the 911 was
lengthened, reducing its agility and starting the overall softening that
was to dilute the sporting essence of Piech's original design.)
This 1967 model is especially desirable as its date of manufacture
qualifies it for historic rallying, a practice at which
the 911 excels with its power and agile handling.
Described as in overall excellent condition, it has
had only two owners from new, the second undertaking
a sympathetic restoration.
This short-wheelbase 911S sold for $15,985
at the Coys of Kensington Chiswick House sale
in London on May 15, 2000. Although offered as
a 1967 car, the third digit of the serial number
shows that Porsche considers it a 1968 model.
However, since it was manufactured in late 1967,
it will still qualify for events with a 1967 builddate
cut-off This is also a rare right-hand-drive
cal; which usually brings a premium in the UK
The "early" 911 period is recognized by the
original body style before the imposition of fed-
Original list price
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180 hp ( 1970-1971); and 2.411190 hp ( 1972-1973). The longer wheelbase
helped reduce the pitching at highway speeds and improve the
balance of weight distribution. However, the short-wheelbase 911 has
an elemental raw appeal and edgy feel to the handling that many prefer
to the more refined, later cars.
The original non-S, 130-hp, 2.0-liter 911 engine has a sweet
midrange powerband. The S version trades that midrange for greater
top-end speed. As a result, an early S is not ideal for puttering around
town and easily fouls plug; keeping a deep socket and a set of spare
plugs in the boot is a good idea. But for high-speed applications, the
upper rpm power is a delight as these engines willingly rev to redline
and make every driver feel he is on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans.
For any historic event with a late '60s cut-off date, a well-prepared 911
is sure to be competitive, as few if any 2-liter cars from the period
offered the performance and roadability of a 911S.
On horizontal bulkhead under
front lid, just aft of gas tank
$7,074 (1967 base)
On vertical fan housing support
passenger side of engine
Porsche Club of America,
5530 Edgemont Dr., Alexandria, VA 22310
BMW 2800 CS,
Mercedes 280SL, Jaguar XKE, 2+2;
1967 Corvette coupe
erally mandated collision bumpers in 1974. There are two series of
9115 models in this period: the short-wheelbase, Weber-carbed, 160hp
models of 1967-1968, and the long-wheelbase, mechanically fuelinjected
models of 1969-1973. The fuel-injected models had growing
displacement and horsepower ratings of 2.0U170 hp in 1969; 2.2I1
The price paid is a bargain if the mechanicals
check out, the car has its correct, original engine
(not mentioned in the catalog), and is in decent
cosmetic condition as well. While it appears that
the car is not up to the PCA concours standard
set here in the United States, in some ways this
makes it a more usable vehicle. Besides, you can
leave your fancy trailer and feather duster at
home and just drive the car to events.
In the 911 world, condition of the chassis and
body are more important than the engine, as the
engines are generally strong and the cost to rebuild
one ($6,000 to $8,000) is far less than the
expense of rust repairs and factory-quality refinishing.
Early SWB 911S's were rare to begin with,
and most were run hard and put away wet. Of
the non-race car Porsches, this is the segment of the market that is
showing the most appreciation. Assuming this car ran out well, this was
a good buy in a usable early S, and it should appreciate at the front of the
911 market.—Jim Schrager
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ously considering the purchase and restoration
of a 356 and wonder if I am going to run into that
attitude elsewhere.—D.Z., via e-mail
body and chassis construction translates into great strength and modest
weight, a wonderful combination made possible by the boxed construction
of the unibody. But those closed sections are ideal breeding
grounds for rust. 356s deteriorate from the inside out, requiring X-ray
vision to detect and skill to correct. In a unibody structure, the rust
you see on the outside of the car may be only the tip of the rustberg.
A shop may quote a fixed restoration estimate and then discover that
huge amounts of additional work are needed. This is not a happy event
for the shop or the 356 owner.
2) 356s WERE OFTEN HACKED. By the early '70s, the majority
of 356s had fallen into disrepair. Many enthusiasts had moved on to the
less enchanting but more capable 911. Values were low: Speedsters sold
for a few thousand dollars, coupes even less. Given these low values,
most repairs made in the '70s and early '80s were of low quality. Restoration
efforts today have to undo all that old work. This is both difficult
and costly, and harder still to estimate before a car is taken apart.
3) THE MECHANICALS CAN BE TRICKY. The 356 seems
simple, with its VW-derived air-cooled engine and four-speed transaxle.
But those simple parts must be assembled flawlessly, or there will be
trouble down the road. One of the biggest mistakes a non-356 shop
makes is to assume the engine goes together just like a VW. Even something
as simple as grinding the crankshaft has its own lore (don't make
the radii from the journals to the throws the wrong diameter, or the crank
Shops which do not specialize in the 356 often
find them difficult. The 356, unlike many of its British
and American peers, is a complex machine with
precision systems and tight tolerances. It does not
suffer fools gladly. Here are some of the reasons why.
1) RUST IS MESSY IN A 356. The monocoque
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ear Mr. Schrager: I noticed that a restoration shop
profiled in the August issue of SCM(page 22) listed the
Porsche 356 as their least favorite car to work on. Is
this shop just weird, or is there
something about these cars I
should know about? l am seri-
will break). Which pistons and cylinders to buy, among all the aftermarket
and OEM choices? Why do the brand-new expensive Weber carbs
cause such a big flat spot in the powerband? A non-356 fluent shop can
do everything right by most standards, and you can still end up with
a car that doesn't run properly, and never will.
4) PARTS ARE EXPENSIVE. When new, a 356 cost as much as
a fully loaded Cadillac. Nothing was ever cheap about these cars, and
that holds for a restoration as well. Unlike many American and British
cars, there are no large-scale sources of reasonable quality parts at
fair prices. You would think that VW parts would work fine, but
other than road wheels for drum-braked 356As and one particular
distributor (the Brazilian Bosch .050), there is little of consequence
from the VW that fits.
5) COUPES AREN'T WORTH MUCH. The cost of a decent
street restoration begins at about $25,000, but the value of most
coupes, when finished, doesn't break $20,000. So the shop owner is
put in the lousy position of having his customer upside down in the car
from the day it is completed. No shop owner is anxious to do that, if for
no other reason than the fact that if the owner doesn't pay, the shop
now owns the car and will probably never be able to get its money out.
6) 356s ARE HARD TO GET RIGHT. When new, these cars were
built to high standards. While it may not be difficult to duplicate the care
with which Chevy built Corvettes in 1964, it is very hard to recreate the
body panel fit, interior trim work and paint perfection of a 356. A
national concours champion may have $30,000 or more invested in
body preparation and paint alone. Not all shops are prepared to complete
work at this level of detail, much less for the owner who wants
something "close" to this quality at one-third the cost.
The solution is to select the shop to work on your 356 with as much
care as you selected the car in the first place. In fact, choosing a shop
first, and then having them help you select a car is not a bad idea. If you
feel your local shops don't have enough hands-on experience to do
justice to a 356, membership in the 356 Registry (27244 Ryan Road,
Warren, MI 48092; $25/year) will introduce you to a host of shops
intimately familiar with the cars.
No, the "Wrenching Truth" shop that didn't like to work on 356s
wasn't weird, just refreshingly honest. An honest "No, we don't work on
those" is much more useful than the casual, "Oh sure, I can restore anything"
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57 502 SEDAN, 2 motors, needs restoration,
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62 2600 SEDAN, Bavarian blue & white,
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68 2000 CS, stored many years, drk green,
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70 2800CS, auto, 72K CA mi, new Alpine
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71 3.0 CS COUPE, diamond blue, stick
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723.0 CS COUPE, 4-spd, power sunroof,
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72 3.0 CSI, Euro car, no modifications,
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73 2002 Til SEDAN, gold, 55K Mi, fully
restored in 1988 and garaged ever since,
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73 3.0 CS, 4-speed, factory air, chrome
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73 3.0 CS, 4-spd, factory air, silver, blue
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743.0 CS, 4-pass coupe, the rarest and most
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76 2002, vgc, never wrecked, engine rebuild
9 yrs ago, 50K on engine, 150K on
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80 635 CSI, 5-spd, 70 K actual miles, factory
air, sunroof, superb condition, $6,450.
80 M-1, 19K + miles, henna red, superb,
$98,500. Motorcar Gallery, 954-5229900.
84 M635, blk/blk leather, 286 hp, a/c,
sunroof, DOT/EPA, all engine updates,
86K, very original car, in excellent condition,
original owner, $12,500. David
Cowart, 813-287-0005. FL
85 735IA, gray metallic, blk leather, 112K
ml, original owner, meticulously maintained,
$6,500. 914-923-1992. NY
86 524 TD, white, gray-blue interior, perfect
condition, 1 owner since new, rebuilt
engine, very reliable, economic $6,000.
87 3251 CONVERTIBLE, white w/blue
top, tan leather, 6-cyl, auto, power windows,
power locks, fogs, cassette, alloys,
rare, $8,900. Chicago Car Exchange, 847680-1950.
FAX 847-680-1961. IL
2000 M-5, Imola red, red/black interior,
7,000 miles, remarkable car, $75,000
firm. Will, 505-243-5566. NM
34 500K ROADSTER, Heritage Reproduction
Award winner, 12K mi, professionally
built 350 Chevy V8, all power, a/c
$28,000. 904-276-2004. FL
34 H130 CABRIOLET, blk/beige, 4-cyl,
34K miles?, needs restoration, solid original
car, stored since 1950's, no major rust
or body damage, believed to be 1 of 3 in US,
lhd, e-mail for details and photos $12,000,
negotiable. email@example.com CA
37 540K SALOON, $200,000. A.
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49 70VS, blk/sand, shows 72K ml, (2) 4cyl
engines included, 1 matching original,
recent fuel pump and valve job, runs and
drives great, $13,900 BO. Mike Brairton,
Dlr, 302-656-3100. DE
52 300 4-DR CONVERTIBLE, nice clean
car, same owner 40 yrs, $39,000 OBO, may
trade. 573-265-8265. 573-265-3600. MO
55 300SL GULLWING, red/tan leather,
body-off frame restored, photo documented,
4-spd, belly pans, jack & spares, standard
hubcaps, $300,000 OBO. Berliner, 954923-7271.
55 CABRIOLET, only 49 made, fresh engine,
older restoration, great condition and
driver, ivory/chocolate brown leather,
$295,000. 510-758-0931. CA
57 190SL, restored, show quality, red, blk
leather, no excuses, $45,000. 714-7512464.
58 190SL CONVERTIBLE, almond w/
tan interior, hard and soft top, in beautiful
condition, car has been well maintained
and runs great, paint and body in excellent
condition $28,500. Pat, 603-886-8527.
58 220S 2DR CONVERTIBLE, signal
red/blk, blk Haartz canvas top, manual 4spd
trans, Becker AM-FM radio, have maintenance
records from '66 and up, $45,000
OBO. Berliner, 954-923-7271. FL
59 190SL, grey w/red leather interior,
both tops, restored to excellent condition,
garaged, 92K miles $30,000. 215-3487685.
59220SE, 2nd owner from 1966 on, garaged,
white w/blue top, interior, wood, carpets,
tires perfect, paint almost perfect, runs great
$32,900. Pete, 404-816-7732. GA
59 CONVERTIBLE, absolutely brand
new, beautiful fully restored car from top to
bottom, tan with red leather, showroom
condition, $32,500. Gullwing Motor, 718545-0500.
FAX 718-545-1308. NY
60 220SE CABRIOLET, 4-spd, ivory w/
red leather and tan top, total restoration
recently completed to show condition,
$65,000. Fantasy Junction, 510-653-7555.
FAX 510-653-9754. CA
60 3005L ROADSTER, red w/cream
leather, 65K orig miles, 2 owner car, new
paint, interior, top and chrome, $149,500.
60 220SE CABRIOLET, 4-spd, ivory w/
red leather and tan top, total restoration
recently completed to show condition,
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62 190SL, red w/cream leather, both tops,
no rust, looks and runs great, $24,900. 410897-0213.
63 190SL CONVERTIBLE, red/blk, 72K,
original, runs great, needs paint, $16,000.
66 SL ROADSTER, 208 engine, auto,
ps,pb, white w/new red interior, new soft
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$15,000. Regal Int' 1, 954-989-9777. FL
67600, swb, 1-owner from new, all services
from new, documented miles, excellent original
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FAX 206-467-6532. WA
69 280SL ROADSTER, red w/blk leather
interior, 66K orig ml since new, maintained
to the highest standards, recent restoration
including ext & int, woodwork & mech, 2tops,
ps, pb, AM-FM, extremely rare 4-spd,
a/c & more $30,000. 770-971-0404. GA
70 280SL ROADSTER, red w/tan interior
and German canvas top, this CA classic had
2-yr professional ground-up restoration,
including exterior & interior, Brightwork
& Mechanics, auto, ps, pb, AM-FM Becker,
2-tops, call for more details $33,950. 770971-0404.
55356, pre cabriolet A, complete car, very
original, same owner 30 yrs, needs restoration,
$14,000. Gullwing Motors, 7 18-5450500.
FAX 718-545-1308. NY
55 SPEEDSTER, s/n 80202, red/blk, 49K
mi, superb unrestored example, interesting
trades? $44,100. 503-257-7047. 503251-1122.
56 SPEEDSTER, red/tan, recent restoration
including paint„ new interior, new top,
rebuilt engine and suspension, runs and
drives as new, $69,500. Motor Classic &
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57 356A Ti COUPE, silver w/black, good
mechanical condition, straight, minor rust,
$8,000. 323-656-7483. FAX 323-6548788.
58 356A CABRIO, red/tan, tan top, a very
clean rust-free car which has been restored
8 yrs ago, an excellent daily driver, $27,900.
PAR, 914-637-8800. NY
60 ROADSTER, signal red, restored with
some rare factory options, $42,000. 303668-4555.
64 356SC, beautiful burgundy w/tan
leather w/cloth inserts, immaculate car, restored
in and out, $22,900. 972-6684663.
FAX 510-653-9754. CA
60 300SL ROADSTER, red w/cream
leather, 65K orig mi, 2-owner car, 10K mi
since purchased in 1975 from original
owner, new paint, interior, top and chrome,
$149,500. 415-789-5657. CA
65 356C COUPE, very nice AZ car, finished
in red w/blk interior, beautifully
done, great panel fit, $17,500. Hyman Ltd,
67 911S COUPE, polo red, blk leather, nice
restoration, rust-free, matching #'s yin #
avial. $16,900. 310-839-1530. CA
71 911S TARGA, nice correct original,
87K mi, 788 made, $18,800. 303-6884555.
72 with tube chassis, 993 body work, 3.6
engine, slide injection, lots of history
from Daytona, spare parts, new tires, log
books, 913-384-1767. KS
73 911 T with `S' tall butterfly injection,
runs great, missing front fender and interior,
needs restoration, $3,800. 913384-1767.
73 911 RS CARRERA, Grand Prix white/
blk, red graphics, touring version, factory
restoration, proper RS in outstanding restored/show
condition, $67,500. Ray Joseph,
Dlr, 713-465-4606. TX
73 911E, 88K mi, aubergine original paint,
all books and service records, garaged and
pampered since new $15,900. 802-6582220.
73 RS TOURING, red/blk, books, tools,
documented restoration to Pebble Beach
standards, one of the finest, $105,000.
Motor Classic, 914-997-9133. FAX 914997-9136
74 911 CARRERA SPORT-O-MATIC,
extremely rare, of 528 Carreras mfg, only 8
Sportos, 94K mi, all options including
leather Recaros, pw, sunroof, polished
wheels 7" & 8", a/c, red/tan, very clean, rust
free, $18,900. 914-419-6088. NY
75 911S, with factory Turbo look package
installed, red/beige, 5-spd with spoiler,
$15,000. 512-347-7996. 512-6197997.TX
76 912E, red, sunroof, alloys, unblemished,
74 K mi $13,000. 559-638-6126. CA
77 930 TURBO CARRERA, cinnamon/
tan, all options, CA car, immaculate,
$26,900. Classic Auto, 402-496-0123. NE
98 BOXSTER, Artie silver exterior,
graphite grey leather interior, power seats
with memory, power windows, SS door
cells, interior carbon graphite package,
premium radio, 7K miles, $47,900.
David, 847-679-5010 X-115. IL
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970 was the first year for the Dodge
Challenger, Dodge' s response (along with
the redesigned Plymouth Barracuda
which was on a 2" shorter wheelbase) to
Ford's Mustang and Cougar and GM's
Camaro and Firebird. Challenger's body
echoed the corporate family "Coke-bottle"
shape, a lithe and purposeful look, distinctive
from the competition. The chassis was a typical
pony car with drum brakes, independent front
suspension and a solid axle on leaf springs at the rear. The performance
R/T package included a Rallye instrument cluster, performance suspension,
heavy-duty brakes and exterior identification. Engines ranged from
the week-kneed 198-ci/101-hp slant-six to Chrysler's tire-smoking legendary
Chrysler's hemispherical combustion chamber V8 debuted in 1951
and powered Chryslers, DeSotos and Dodges until 1959 when it was
replaced by wedge-head engines. But the best was yet to come. In early
1963 Chrysler engineers put a Hemi head on a modified raised-block 426
wedge to create a competitive NASCAR engine, the 426 Hemi. It was
shaped by all the experience gained in years of competition and, best of
all for Mopar enthusiasts, in order to be eligible for NASCAR competition,
it had to be available in a regular production street configuration.
The Street Hemi incorporated many of the race version's performance
components, including the crankshaft, connecting rods and cross-bolted
main bearing caps. The milder grind camshaft used hydraulic lifters and
lower rate springs in an attempt to limit rpm and
keep to the 425-horsepower limit imposed by
management. With dual Carter AFB carburetors,
it was the most awesome engine of a period when
awesome engines were the rule. History has
passed judgment on the Street Hemi, and it is
now the most sought after and valuable
powerplant of the Muscle Car era.
The 1970 Challenger R/T Hemi-powered
two-door hardtop pictured here is one of only
418 produced in 1970-71. In addition to the standard
R/T equipment, it has a four-speed transmission,
11" clutch, 15" x 7" Rallye wheels and a
Original list price
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In storage since 1991, its repaint has not stood
up well, but the Challenger Rig' shows less than 5,600 miles on its 150mph
speedometer. With its massive Street Hemi engine and manual
transmission, this Challenger R/T is one of the rarest and most coveted
examples of the Muscle Car era, a purchase that should reward its new
owner with awe-inspiring acceleration and enduring value.
The car shown here sold for $38,775 at Christie's Auction at the
Petersen Museum on June 17, 2000. Christie 's pre-sale estimate was
$18-22,000. When the bidding opened at $15,000, Craig Jackson, Rob
Myers and several other muscle-car players in the audience nearly fell
out of their seats in a rush to put up their paddles. But at $38,775, all
thoughts of stealing a Hemi had disappeared.
1970-1971 (with Hemi)
287 (1970 Hemi coupes)
$4,045 (R/T with Hemi)
Plate on left side of dashboard
Above passenger side oil
pan rail, near motor mount
Mopar Alley, 1089 Courtland Ave.,
Milpitas, CA 95035-6925
Chevrolet Camaro Z/28,
Ford Mustang Boss 429
A '71 Hemi 'Cuda convertible brought $410,000 in December 1999 at
a James G. Murphy Auction in Kenmore, Washington, which would seem
to make this car cheap, at less than 10% of that price (January 2000, page
41.) But this was a coupe, not a convertible, and a Challengen not a
Barracuda. The 'Cuda is more popular with collectors today, primarily
because of its cleaner lines and attractive, two-headlight front end.
Furthermore, this Challenger needed work. Its purple paint was
flaking off revealing bare metal underneath. It also appeared that this
car had been stripped and repainted at some point in its past. However,
it was relatively straight and free from rust. According
to SCM' s Chip Baldoni, who examined
the car at the auction, the engine sounded healthy,
and overall, he felt the car provided a great basis
for a restoration project. (This car can be
verified as a genuine Hemi by the R in the fifth
position in the VIN.)
A numbers-matching Hemi Challenger in excellent
condition could bring as much as $50,000,
according to Mitch Silver of Silver Auctions in
Spokane, Washington. It would take a fresh,
high-quality paint job and a show-quality detailing
to bring this car to that level. Take the selling
price of $38,775, add in the amount necessary to
make it worth $50K, and suddenly it becomes
clear why the muscle-car bottom feeders shoved their paddles back in
their pockets when the bidding crossed the $30,000 mark. This car, at
this price, was a fair deal for buyer and seller both.—Bill Neill
(Photo and data courtesy of the auction company.)•
Sports Car Market
From Grand Classics to Twin Stripes of Smoking Rubber
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1970 Dodge Challenger Rior Hemi Coupe
35 2-dr sedan, resto rod, rust-free, all steel,
burgundy paint, tilt, Lecarra leather wheel,
cold a/c, Nova clip, filled roof, electric windows,
ps, owned 18 yrs, super driver, fuel
efficient detailed 305 T400 $29,500 OBO.
39 CENTURY CONVERTIBLE, 4-dr,
Sierra cream, tan top, maroon leather interior,
rebuilt silent engine, suspension,
cooling system, wiring and trans, new
whitewalls, runs beautifully, rust-free,
$37,500. John Wilson, 404-255-2862. GA
40 2-dr convertible, Sequoia cream, green
interior, older frame-off restoration, solid CA
car, $39,500. Keith, 253-630-3465. WA
48 SUPER CONVERTIBLE, resto rod,
detailed 455 Buick T-400, ps, pb, tilt and
tele, cold a/c and heat, Daytona wires, new
leather & velour interior, Camaro clip, Vette
rr, $48,500. 936-569-7088. 936-5548711.TX
30 V16 V-windshield convertible coupe,
all new wood, metal all good, 95% complete,
ready for restoration, $85,000. 860647-1113
eve before. CT
40 62 4-door convertible, rare, only 75
made, new interior and leather, new top,
$45,000 OBO. 952-470-1846. MN
47 CONVERTIBLE, very sharp, cream w/
tan top, restored driver, $38,500. 801-5826883.
49 CONVERTIBLE, satin green, Hampton
leather interior, twin spots, skirts, stone
guards, bumper extensions, complete professional
restoration, rebuilt engine, new
brakes, etc, etc, everything works, rust-free,
$25,000. 800-821-1776. NH
51 CONVERTIBLE, a rare car in all over
excellent condition, med. blue w/matching
blue leather interior, strong running car,
ready to drive and enjoy, $25,500 delivery.
Dan or Mel Hayes, 607-739-1538. 607739-9626.NY
55 CONVERTIBLE, power pac V8, stick,
professional body-off frame restoration,
looks and drives beautifully. EZI, deluxe
radio and heater, radials, whites, red and
beige, everything new, $44,750 OBO. Gene
Smith, 661-268-8536. CA
57 CONVERTIBLE, beautiful black, red
interior, professional frame-off restoration
w/15 miles, all original 283 Pg, ps, pb, cont
kit, skirts, antennas, featured in TV series
Touched by an Angel, $49,000. 248-6230063.
67 CAMARO SS 396,350 HP, auto, 100
miles since restored, runs and looks very
fine, deepwater blue, can deliver, $23,000
US$. 403-227-6100. CANADA AB
67 CAMARO RS CONVERTIBLE, 350,
4-spd, ps, pb, tach, a/c, new interior and
top, $18,500. 316-778-1700. KS
68 CAMARO RS CONVERTIBLE, 327,
4-spd, pit, hideaways, yellow w/blk top
and interior & stripe, raised white letter
radials on Chevy Rally wheels, very
straight, $13,200. Dan Hayes, 607-7391538.
69 CAMARO 396/375, matching #' s, L89
alum heads, LeMans blue/blk, restored,
tilt/tele column, rosewood wheel, deluxe
4.11 rear end, more rare than Z-28's, only
311 units made, $24,900 OBO. 800-9133357.
33 CT ROYAL 8, convertible coupe, drk
blue w/blk fenders, ivory wheels and stripe,
tan top, brown leather, $37,500 OBO. 315637-4647.
41 CONVERTIBLE, Highlander interior,
body-off restoration, red, show stopper,
$34,900. Happy Daze, 920-922-2825. WI
48 WINDSOR HIGHLAND, convertible,
car is complete, needs restoration, $8,000
OBO. Mike, 973-696-5181. NJ
54 classic white and ready to cruise, very
good condition, 53,800 miles, $36,000.
800-234-7142 or. 740-945-0258.0H
54 stored since 1975, all original, never
wrecked, V8, 3-spd, $27,500. 7 14-9985064.
59 nice snowcrest white, silver coves, red
correct interior, auto, correct white shifter,
dash correct, engine replacement block,
2x4's, runs extremely well, correct hubcaps
also, ww, $30,000. Fraser Dante, 770-6418354.
60 CONVERTIBLE, Roman red w/blk
interior, white coves and top, 283, 4-spd,
correct shifter, $32,000 OBO. Berliner
Classic Motorcars, 954-923-7271. FL
60 CONVERTIBLE, 2 owners, 39K original
miles, no rust CA car, power top, runs
great, $22,000. Coast Vett, 714-535-8555. CA
62 CONVERTIBLE, red, 327 V8, low
miles, here is a beautifully restored 62 Corvette
roadster w/original hardtop, 4-spd,
matching #'s except block, exc paint and
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chrome, new tires, mint interior, perfect top.
$34,000 shipping available. 603-5370274.
66 SHELBY GT 350, vintage road racer,
SVRA, excellent early documented BP history,
professional race restoration, fresh
with all the best, 297 cid, 500+ hp, Tilton,
Tex racing T-10, fastest legal Shelby, many
first's, $79,900. 719-759-1800. 716-6360966.
67 GT 500, gone in 60 seconds, white w/
blue stripes, zero miles on profes rebuilt orig
428 Police Interceptor, BJ/BK carbs, Concours
belts, hoses, accessories, etc, excellent
paint, chrome, interior, please call for
more info, $32,000 Sam, 718-454-2204 NY
68 SHELBY GT 500, convertible, serial
#127, sunlit gold w/blk interior and top,
original 428 PI engine, auto, nice restored
condition, correct and complete except for
smog, $39,500. Bill Collins, 717-5612680.
30 LeBaron bodied Town car, sound, unrestored,
as found condition, runs well, really
rare, $29,500 partial trades consi. 413477-6422.
33 KB COUPE ROADSTER, by LeBaron,
V12, not driven except to maintain since Fran
Roxas' full restoration, CCCA Nat'l 1st, blk/
maroon, $145,000. 334-277-4260. AL
41 CONVERTIBLE, black, original, red
leather interior, LZOC Jr 1st Prize winning
restoration of rust-free car, $36,500. 203266-9090.
55 CAPRI CONVERTIBLE, blk w/2tone
leather interior, everything is like new,
$65,000. Paul Lane, 203-243-1984. CT
40 CONVERTIBLE, street rod project, no
engine, trans, sitting on 1980 Pontiac
Grand Prix frame, also have original frame.
all convertible parts there except rear seat,
$6,000. Dave, 814-948-5132 eves. PA
49 COUPE, just like James Dean's, blk/
gray interior, 3-piece back window, www,
perfect chrome, lake pipes, spotlights, flathead
12v w/alt, a/c, vg c, extra parts also
call for details $30,000. 704-282-2359. NC
52 MONTEREY CONVERTIBLE, purist
dream, original stock car flathead V8 & Mereo-matic
trans, rust-free CA car, yellow w/blk
top, new yellow and blk leather interior,
$18,500. Bruce, 559-641-6525. CA
57 MONTCLAIR CONVERTIBLE, 368
Cruiser engine, ps, ph, pa, pseat, T&C ra-
dio, factory seat belts, chrome etc, original
car perfect for restoration, $12,000 can deliver.
Mike, 410-879-4953. MD
49 CONVERTIBLE 98, original V8, pwr
top, pw, ps, Stayfast canvas top, detailed
engine compartment, older restoration, garaged
and maintained since completed resto,
yellow w/blk $23,500. 215-438-4330. PA
51 98 CONVERTIBLE, nice automobile,
requiring some attention, $23,500. 480699-6160.
53 98 CONVERTIBLE, full power, yellow
lacquer, blk Stayfast top, maroon interior,
ww hubs, completely restored, a must
see car, $34,900. 516-520-2048. NY
33 1001 CONVERTIBLE, coupe roadster,
dual sidemount, barn fresh, solid CA car in
pieces, complete resto required $25,000.
John Ulrich, 510-223-9587 fax/phone. CA
36 12 RUMBLE SEAT CONY, fresh bodyoff
restoration, Packard cream interior w/
maroon hides, all new chrome, tires, whisper
quiet engine, radio and trunk rack,
$150,000 possible trades. 201-265-8235
41 DELUXE CONVERTIBLE, skirts,
spotlight, foglights, ww, restored, rare,
$22,000. Jerry, 304-755-2780. WV
63 SPORT FURY II CONY, button shift,
restored, a good driver, $16,500 offer. 801582-6883.
41 CONVERTIBLE, body, fenders and
doors have been removed from chassis,
welding is complete and painted w/primer,
chassis ready for sanding and primer, engine
may need some work, call for more
details and info on 2nd parts car included,
$5,500. Cliff, 815-786-8218. 630-4661204.
57 STARCHIEF CONVERTIBLE, professional
body-off restoration, Nat'l show
quality, CO red w/white spear and top,
matching interior, original 347. AFB,
270hp, aft, ps, pt, pa. Wonderbar radio, cont
kit, $45,000. Ronnie Staples, 804-5209898.
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aluminum motor cars. Euro lights, tools, jack,
Michelin tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $286,000.
Time to throw out the price guides yet again.
Take a pretty car with appealing colors, a decent
history, a bidder (or two or more) who
has determined this is the one he wants, and
the seller is a happy man.
#4341964 PORSCHE 904 CARRERA GTS
Coupe. SIN 904-092. 4-cyl. Black/black. LHD.
5-speed manual. Complete mechanical checkup
and refurbishment after many years
when new. Early race history in Japan unsubstantiated.
Returned to US in '99. Showed
signs of sitting. Will likely need complete mechanical
refurbishment. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT
$297,000. Certainly faster than the 904, but
more difficult to maintain as well. Given the
needs this car may have, its price, at $50,000
below low estimate, was understandable.
#450-1970 PORSCHE 917K Race Car.
S/N 917-022. Light blue, orange stripe/orange.
Ex-Steve McQueen. Porsche had starring role
a $90,000 car A super low-miles M1 is worth
more and a true BMW Art Car more still.
#150-1989 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA
Speedster. S/N WPOEW0911KS1736. White/
white leather, black piping. LHD. Odo: 897
miles. Was said to be a museum car, thus low
miles. As-new condition. Great paint and inte-
in the Porsche Museum of Japan. One of 110
produced. Street car, no known racing history.
Has carpet, mufflers, defroster. Said to be road
ready, but who knows after all those years of
sitting? Cond: 2. SOLD AT $264,000. 904s are
intensely popular in high-speed European touring
events like the Tour Auto. They are comfortable
enough on the road, have looks to die for
and are reasonably reliable so long as you don't
bury the tach frequently. This was a fair price.
#138-1966 PORSCHE 906 Race Car. S/N
906-122. Red/black. LHD. 5-speed manual. ExScuderia
Centro-Sud. Parma-Poggio winner.
in "Le Mans." Footage of "Le Mans" was
played before the car was driven on the stage
and the owner introduced the car personally
before bidding began. A great car, with superb
history. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $1,320,000. With
so many bizarre, cobbled-up 917s around
(they're beginning to multiply like D-types), the
lack of stories surrounding this car was refreshing.
The right price.
#408-1968 PORSCHE 911S Targa. S/N
11850164. Guards red/black vinyl. LHD. Odo:
23,397 miles. Numbers match, all factory
rior, no visible flaws. Factory wide body. As
new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,000. Will we
ever see the end of low-miles Speedsters showing
up at auction? A meaningless exercise in
badging to help Porsche move merchandise,
most Speedsters were snapped up by investors
and never driven. Big money for a low-miles
car in decent but not exciting colors.
#444-1951 FERRARI 340 AMERICA
Competition Spyder. Body by Carrozzeria
Vignale. S/N 0138/AM. Eng.#0138/AM. Red/
Complete restoration in '97 in Germany. All
matching numbers. Monterey Historics winner
in '98. In superb condition, surely better
than it ever was when raced. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $253,000. 906s are among the few sports
racers that can actually be driven by someone
besides Brian Redman and Hurley Haywood.
The value of 906s has been climbing—another
$50,000 wouldn't have surprised.
#439-1966 PORSCHE 906 Race Car. S/N
906-145. White, red/black. LHD. 5-speed
manual. From the Matsuda Porsche Museum
collection in the '90s. Sold as a privateer car
decals appear present. 5-speed, five new
Michelin XZX tires. Quite stock, said to be a
recent restoration. Early glass rear window. 100
miles since motor rebuild. Hard to find fault,
but somehow not an exciting example. Cond:
3+. SOLD AT $28,050. Is 100 miles since a
motor rebuild a selling point? I'll wait to take it
after 1,000 or 1,200 miles when we know a
little more. No bargain at over twice the
guidebook's #1 price.
#137-1980 BMW M1 2-door Coupe. S/N
4301174. Blue/black leather. LHD. Odo: 3,525
miles. Art Car, never titled. Ground effects by
AHG. Owned by Gilmore Car Museum. Not
EPA/DOT legal. Front spoiler broken in transit.
Otherwise, a well-preserved showpiece. Cond:
2-. SOLD AT $99,000. The purchaser snagged
a bargain. A stock MI in this condition is easily
tan leather. RHD. Odo: 0 miles. Floor-shift 5speed
manual. Bucket seats. Chrome wires.
One of 6 open 340s completed in '51. From
US to UK in '80s. Disassembled and stripped
then hidden in oil drums in UK by "Jailhouse
Brockett." Parts were seized by police and
stored. Car was reassembled in '95 with a full
restoration. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $594,000.
This is a car that should get frequentflyer miles
for the different showrooms and auction arenas
it has appeared in. Although car didn't
make low estimate, at least it is moving on to a
new owner Fairly priced.
#419-1955 CISITALIAABARTH BOANO
Spyder. Body by Boano. S/N 005. Silver/red
leather. LHD. Dirty tires mounted on lumpy
wheels. Good panel fit, but paint has some
scratches. No top. Plexiglas windscreen. Brake
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tion. Copperstate 1000 participant. Fullyfettled,
extremely handsome, can't reasonably
fault. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $468,600. While the
assembled punters thought this was a $400,000
car; they all agreed that RM created the special
atmosphere that causes bidders to lose control
of their paddles and prices to soar This was a
lights were non-functional while crossing the
block. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $66,000. One of
about ten built. A combination of three wellknown
Italian collector car names (Cisitalia,
Abarth, Boano). Eligible for numerous historic
rally/TSD events. Market-correct price.
#413-1957 FIAT JOLLY Convertible.
S/N 075907. Salmon/tan wicker. LHD. Odo:
#118-1967 GHIA 450 SS 2-door Convertible.
S/N B54027. Red/white leather/vinyl.
#108-1969 DETOMASO MANGUSTA 2door
Coupe. Body by Ghia. S/N 8MF1116.
Yellow/black vinyl, leather. LHD. Odo: 47,829
kms. Motor detailed with shiny black paint,
Michelin XWX tires. As nice as restored
Mangustas ever seem to get. Fixed-headlight
model. Incorrect Ford Motorsport valve covers.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,100. Looks good
but not a great example. Designed by Giorgio
Giugiaro for Ghia. Introduced in 1966, seri-
LHD. Odo: 72,428 miles. "Custom" front end.
Horrible Luxon wire wheels with Toyo tires.
Two tops. Usual bad window rubbers. Missing
jack hole covers. Cond: 4. SOLD AT
$33,000. Said to have been customized by
George Barris, looks like it was customized by
Crash. Nowhere to go with this one except to
the next auction. Ghia-designed and built,
Chrysler 440 motor
13,709 miles. Fresh carpets (!), very good older
wicker. Detailed motor but lot of paint flaws.
Terminally cute, fun colors. No top. Cond: 3+.
SOLD AT $21,450. Where is the top? In January
at Barrett-Jackson, Mae West's Jolly went
for this kind of big bucks. Now the same type of
car, but in better colors, brings the same money.
Let's subscribe to the Jolly Market Letter
#143-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB Coupe.
SIN 06895. Red/tan leather. LHD. Odo: 59,000.
#130-1967 ISO GRIFO Coupe. Body by
Bertone. S/N GL710121. Ice blue/tan leather.
LHD. Pirelli P-400 tires. Chevy 327/365 hp,T10
4-speed. Reconditioned/rebuilt in Maryland
by GT Cars. Dirty wheels, uneven side
Some dings, but a decent older restoration.
Michelin X radials. Detailed motor. Cond: 2+.
SOLD AT $80,300. A tad light in today's market,
but not far off the mark.
miles. Floor-shift 5-speed manual. Bucket seats.
An average restoration on an average car. Said to
run and drive very well. Short nose, opendriveshaft
model. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $187,000.
On the high side for this least-desirable of 275s,
but a price within the range of the premium that
Monterey extracts from bidders (at least when
the economy is good).
#447-1967 FERRARI 275 GTS/4 NART
Spyder. S/N 10743. Silver/burgundy leather.
LHD. Mag wheels with knockoffs.
fins, good "chrome" (it's mostly stainless).
Some rust in rear fender, dings and dents. Cond:
3-. SOLD AT $33,000. A very good buy if no
more rust surprises are found. !so Grifos were
a successful engineering combination of Italian
coachwork and American drivetrain, less
successful in sales. Fast and good looking, with
engine parts available at Pep Boys.
#160-1967 INTERMECCANICA INDRA
2+2 Coupe. S/N 10028414. Red/tan leather.
LHD. Odo: 15,520 kms. Automatic, PS, PB,
PW. Two-tone tan leather, Cromodora Star
#141-1970 FERRARI 512S Race Car. S/N
1006. Eng.# 1006. Red, white/black. RHD.
Mags. Ex-NART, placed second at Daytona
ous production begin in 1968. About 300
Mangustas were built in 1969, with half bound
for US. Seller did well.
#169-1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA S
Coupe. Body by Bertone. S/N 45529914009.
Red/blue vinyl/leather. LHD. Odo: 3,300 miles.
1971. In decent, semi-original condition. Documented
history. One of 22 built, just 16 survive.
Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,320,000. 512S's were
not amoung Ferrari's most successful models.
Today, they make spectacular noises when they
appear at vintage race events, but it takes a
capable driver to exercise them properly. Price
was fair enough in the current market.
#159-1970 MASERATI GHIBLI 4.9 SS
Customized conversion from Berlinetta to
Spyder by Richard Straman. $150K restora-
mags, Nardi steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD
AT $20,350. Right on the dinero.
Intermeccanica, better known for the Italia and
the Apollo, built few Indras and fewer still were
imported to the US. Fast and not bad looking, a
well-sorted Indra can be a pleasure to own.
Coupe. S/N AM 115491740. Yellow/black.
LHD. Odo: 6,2001(ms. 4-speed manual. Bucket
seats. Aftermarket mag wheels. Good body
and paint, but the doors are a bit "fat." Wrong
seat leather, dash material and carpets. Weak
engine detail. Awful "fakey-doo" knock-offs.
Cond: 3. SOLD AT $37,400. A fair result,
given a car that was not all that nice. It could
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SCM AUCTION REPORT: RM AUCTIONS MONTEREY CA
Is it fair to lump Boxers in with Ghiblis as great
cars that just don't generate much excitement in
the market? We could try to pinpoint the reasons,
but it really doesn't matter At this moment
in time, Boxer prices are flat.
#436-1932 FORD CUSTOM Roadster.
Body by Ford/Chip Foose. S/N 0032. Black/
tan leather. LHD. Voted America's Most Beau-
be improved, but at significant expense. Better
to go buy a good one.
#140-1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4A
DAYTONA Coupe. Body by Scaglietti. SIN
16819. LHD. Odo: 34,000 miles. Chrome
a recent Automobile Magazine article about a
trip through France. When taste isn't the question,
this might be the answer. Is this the Titanic
or the iceberg that sank it? Cond: 4. SOLD
AT $19,800. A very high fun-for-the-money
value. Potential income for the new owner on
the World of Wheels/rod and custom show circuit,
as this is a real crowd pleaser
#411-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Convertible. S/N E57S105511. Turquoise,
white coves/white. LHD. Odo: 14,312 miles.
wires. 440hp "Type A" competition engine
from factory. One of two built with stock steel
bodies, no flares, etc. Attractive, but no way
to tell what is really going on inside the engine
today. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $143,000. Assuming
that all the high-performance bits are
intact, this sold for an appropriate premium
above a stock Daytona.
#407-1977 MASERATI MERAK SS
Coupe. SIN AM 122AU52266. Yellow/black
leather. LHD. Odo: 29,909 miles. 5-speed
tiful Roadster at the 51st National Roadster
Show in Oakland, CA. Perfect fit, finish and
execution. A true #1 car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$264,000. Love them or hate them, hot rods
are here to stay at collector auctions. With no
excuses, flawless details and a truly beautiful
body style, a quarter of a million dollars plus
for a Ford is now possible.
#430-1939 LINCOLN ZEPHYR
"SCRAPE" 2-door Coupe. Body by Modified.
S/N n/a. Grape/black and white leather.
LHD. Odo: 119 miles. Excellent quality show
Floor-shift 4-speed manual. Bucket seats. Steel
wheels with hubcaps. 2x4 carbs. NCRS Top
Rite, 1997. Owner was a NCRS director. Paint
chips on steering column. Doors, hood and trunk
fit good. Has a lot of eyeball. Cond: 2+. SOLD
AT $66,000. Fair enough for a desirable car
with a good ownership history.
#115-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE
Roadster. S/N J59S102819. Blue, white coves/
blue. LHD. Odo: 2,891 miles. Floor-shift automatic.
Driver's seat torn. Undercoating
scraped off frame, scratches. Staineless
manual. Bucket seats. Factory mag wheels. A
nice car, body and paint. Interior good but seats,
at least, are redyed, engine detail a bit weak.
Overall an attractive car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT
$26,675. At the top of the SCM price range,
more of the magic of Monterey here, but within
reason. A good buy.
#126-1981 FERRARI 512BB BERLINETTA
Boxer. Body by Scaglietti. S/N F102BB38385.
Black/cream leather, black inserts. LHD. Odo:
car. Wide whites on one side of the car, lowprofile
wheels and tires on the other side. Potential
income from appearances at custom car
shows. Well-done custom on popular platform,
pure show car stuff. Cond: 1. SOLD AT
$275,000. Big, big money. Sold to the Petersen
Museum in Los Angeles. Exuberant former
owner looks, acts like a lottery winner; can't
believe his good fortune. Sold as a car, bought
as art. A good deal for all parties involved.
#437-1956 LINCOLN PREMIER "TITANIC"
2-door Convertible. S/N
56WA35032L. Liberace lavender/purple vinyl.
LHD. Automatic, weak chrome, good metal-
dinged on both fender coves. NCRS four-star
Bow Tie award. Looks well taken care of but
could be graded up a notch with $500-1,000
worth of detailing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT
$77,000. Surprisingly high price for a lessthan-pelfect
car Vette owners are extraordinarily
picky, as well they should be with so
many cars to choose from.
#455-1966 SHELBY GT 350 Convertible.
S/N SFM6S2377. Red, white/black. LHD.
Odo: 12 miles. 4-speed manual. One of just
10,000 miles. Floor-shift 5-speed manual. Factory
mags. Well documented with owner's
manual and receipts. Mileage said to be original.
Looks like it has had a good life, unlike many
Boxers which seemed to have spent some time
as pimpmobiles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $68,200.
flake paint. Continental kit. Pieces and parts
pulled from a Mercury, Corvette and Kaiser.
Raised by a set of airbags filled by an air compressor
onboard. Carpets dirty.The subject of
four '66 GT350 convertbles built, the only red
one. Looks and runs great. Autographed by
Carroll Shelby under the hood. Cond: 1. SOLD
AT $203,500. It's hard to fathom the appeal of
these non-competition-based cars. Are they
really worth $175,000 more than a standard
Mustang droptop? Obviously, for some, the
answer is yes.•
he big money must have all
been at Pebble Beach for the
auctions. How else can you explain
the fact that there was
only one bid of $4,000 for a
1963 Zil Chajka Limousine that had only
3,400 actual miles? It was a gift from
then-President Brezhnev to the Vice
President of Russian Unions. The seller
was even willing to "help" the buyer get
the vehicle out of Russia and delivered
to the United States. What more could
you ask for?
A reprint of a Ford Model-T
service manual required an opening bid
of $2,495 and that did not even include
a Model T to work on. Not surprisingly,
no takers. A very attractive 20"
tall trophy from the Atlantic-Peblo
Beach Speed Carnival held March 27,
1911, attracted twenty-eight bidders but
the $2,950 offered was not enough to
persuade the owner to let it go. We are
not talking about the Vanderbilt Cup
here, so this certainly seems like more
than enough money for a trophy from
a rather obscure event.
A mid-'50s Richfield eagle porcelain
sign—thirteen feet tall—garnered nineteen
bids but was a no sale. It was stated
to be one of four known and the high bid
of $9,700 could not get the job done. A
24" Richfield porcelain sign promoting
Richlube Motor Oil and featuring an early
race car did, however, sell for $3,510.
A Boyd Coddington Hot Rod, built
in 1992, with a steel body and LT-1
Corvette engine attracted some activity,
but could not get past $40,100, which
was below the reserve and well below the
original bill from Coddingham. A '74
Jensen-Healey that was offered "whereis,
as-is" stopped dead, probably emulating
the condition of the car, at $1,826.
Maybe someone should just e-mail the
seller a grenade so he can put the car out
of its misery.
Here are a few of the items that did
sell, some wonderful and some to wonder
eBay #412851830 - 1/18 SCALE
PT CRUISER BY MAISTO. First bid:
$28.50. Number of bidders: 1. SOLD
AT: $28.50. Date sold: 8/24/2000. The
eBay #401785885 - STANAVO
AIRWAY MAP. First bid: $2. Number
of bidders: 10. SOLD AT: $67.99. Date
PT Cruisers are still going for several
thousand over list and attract a crowd
when parked at the mall. It should follow
that there would be a high level of
interest in the die-cast versions but this
one found only a single bidder. A cranberry
metallic version, offered at the
same time, attracted four bids and only
$12.50. Maybe the diecasts are just too
easy to find in the shopping mall toy
eBay #397998146 -
PACKARD WOODY STATION
WAGON BROCHURE. First bid:
$9.99. Number of bidders: 17. SOLD
AT: $264.99. Date sold: 8/10/2000.
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of bidders: 1. SOLD AT: $14.99. Date
sold: 8/17/2000. The perfect item for
your "Babe Mobile." What date would
not be impressed with a fiberglass skull
as your gearshift knob? The seller states
it is of exacting detail and "Feels perfect
in the hand." With some Von Dutch
pinstriping and a velvet interior in your
van, you can return to the part of the
'60s that most of us who were there
luckily can't remember much about, or
at least prefer not to.
eBay #412821131 - GM HYDRAMATIC
PORCELAIN SIGN. First bid:
$100. Number of bidders: 19. SOLD
AT: $2,025. Date sold: 8/27/2000. Con-
sold: 8/10/2000. Stanavo was the brand
name for Standard Oil Companies' brand
of aviation gasoline. The stylized logo
was part bird, part plane. Signs, gas globes
and other items featuring this logo are
at the pricey end of the scale. This map
was not in the best of condition but considering
that one in near-perfect condition
costs about $300, it will be a nice
addition to a collection until a better
one comes along.
Woodies are hot right now and getting
hotter. They are the perfect vehicle for
picking up your car friends at the airport
or just touring around your estate.
If you don't have an estate and friends
never visit, the brochure will do. A
prominent literature collector stated that
it sold for $100 too much. I was tempted
to ask him if he had one he would sell me
for $150, but I didn't want to ruin a
eBay #406219980 - SKULL
SHIFTER. First bid: $14.99. Number
eBay #413573869 - RICHFIELD
GAS PUMP SALT AND PEPPER
SHAKERS. First bid: $19.99. Number
of bidders: 16. SOLD AT: $394. Date
sold: 8/25/2000. These are little plastic
in the '50s.
dition is to porcelain signs as location
is to real estate. That statement has to
be further qualified to add subject matter,
age and rarity as factors that have
a positive effect on value. A General
Motors sign from the '50s covers a wide
market. This sign sold for market price
and the vivid colors and excellent condition
will make it an excellent addition
to the new owner's collection of
committed collectors, as witnessed by a
large collection recently selling for
$20,000. Every antique store in America
has sets of Phillips 66 shakers for about
$30 but the unusual ones do bring big
bucks and some sets have sold for over
$1,000. If you're like me, you've got a
lot of weird automobilia that you've paid
crazy money for—but the logic of
$1,000 salt and pepper shakers is still
SCM Super Showcase
1963 Jaguar XKE Coupe. Black/black. Rare Webasto sunroof, restoration to
99.5 pts plus, INCA winner. Tool kit, drop-dead gorgeous. 543,000. (714) 921-
9654, fax (714) 921-9691. (CA) (Dec)
Race Car Trailers bought, sold and repaired. Full service for trailer
maintenance and custom fabrication. We are your source for race car trailer services in
the Northeast. Several trailers for sale. Intercity Lines (800) 221-3936. (MA) (Apr)
1952 Austin A-40 Junior. Totally and correctly restored. Fresh paint, leather and
chrome. Includes very rare original sales brochure. Stunning. 56,500. Bruce Russell
(360) 574-4284. (WA) (Oct)
SCIII Showcase Gallery
1984 Mazda RX-7 GS. 5-speed, excellent condition,
A/C, AM/FM cassette, sunroof, VGC, original, 109K miles,
cream-tan/brown cloth. $3,500 OBO. (31 2) 573-2 582.
email@example.com (IL) (Oct)
427 S/C Shelby American Cobra CSX 4095. Includes:
427 Shelby aluminum motor, 42 gal. cell, 4-speed toploader, 4-
point harness pass. & driver, comp seat. New. Korman D.
Cusack, Rocky Mt. Motor Sports. (800) 530-2600. (C0)(Oct)
1953 MG TD. Recent documented mechanical restoration
of a beautiful, well preserved original car. Nice original top,
side curtains and tonneau. Shows very well. Drive anywhere.
515,900 obo. Auto GalleryMuseum, (815) 675-3222. (I L)(Oct.)
1999 BMW M3. Dinans 2. Sunroof, cruise, OBC, Harman
Kardon Sound, new Sport 9000. Perfect. $39,900. Joe (828)
313-0583 or firstname.lastname@example.org (NC)(Oct)
95,000 miles. Excellent condition. Joe (828) 313-0583 or
1993 Mercedes-Benz 3001E. All books and records. 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MK III Phase II. S/N
HB.1841025. 90,100 miles, 72-spoke chrome and extra set of 48
spoke painted wheels, removable roll bar. Excellent restored
condition. $25,500. Frank, (802) 545-2042. (V1) (Oct.)
1971 MGB. This is an original MGB that has never been wrecked,
modified or driven in poor weather. It runs very well and has no rust. It
recently received new brake pads, carpeting, coil springs and leaf
springs. $6,000 obo. (610) 756-3471. (PA) (Oct.)
1985 Avanti. Last of the originals, exceptional stock 13,000 miles
Original owner, AZ car. Dark blue leather, most options, HO engine
$23,500. (602) 482-5456. (IL) (Nov)
1963 Maserati Sebring. Mechanically restored, new
Borranis, excellent interior, nice body, runs well. Needs paint.
$24,900. Located in MA. (540) 377-2980. (VA) (Nov)
1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I, chassis 81 OR, dual windshield,
boattail body by VERT of Gerona, Spain. 460 CID/6-0, 4-speed. Great
for parades or family outings, seats 4-5. CrearrVred leather. 570K. (214)
827-2763, Will Samples, email@example.com (D() (Oct)
1970 Corvette Stingray. Red dearcoot, hardtop, new canvas soft
top, black int. New carpet suspension, dutch, chrome, emblems,
stripping. 350/350 factory look all rebuilt. New stodc looking stereo with
custom box & amp. All receipts. $25,000. (702) 897-5372. (NV) (Oct)
I still need to sell my No. 1Y2, 1969 280SL to pay
for my funeral. $27,000, MO.(505)345-3048. Leo. (NM) (Oct)
1971 Volvo 1800 ES. CA Car, 1-owner con with original 42,000
miles. Very good original condition, except paint. Car has dent in back,
but runs and is rare automatic. (Only 10% were auto,) plus AC. 52,995
cask. Hans Christian. (626) 797-3730. firstname.lastname@example.org . (CA) (Oct)
117/49. US S/N 1016. Same owner since 1979.
sionally maintained. Excellent condition. 49,000 miles.
$35,000. (561) 871-6372. (FL) (Oct)
1977 Maserati Bora. White w/apricot interior. AM 1 9 8 9 Sa leen Mustang convertible. Dark blue
exterior, grey cloth int., blue top. 3.55 gear, auto, new
competition T/A's. 38K miles. $1 4,50 0. (309) 9634
2 31. (IL) (Oct)
1969 Moseroti Ghibli 4.7 coupe. 55K miles, 5-speed,
A/C, silver with black hides. Tuned and serviced. Looks great,
runs strong. $26,500. (732) 449-3753. (NJ) (Oct)
1991 BMW 850i. Fabulous V12 GT. Fanatically main-
tamed by BMW dlr. 18" Borbet wheels, 6-CD player, built in
radar, auto, all receipts, 75K miles. 527,000/offer. (703)
256-6869. Photos: email@example.com (VA) (Oct)
OSCA BARCHETTA 273S. Fantastic, unrestored condition.
www.classicscars.com . (FRANCE) (Oct)
1964 Chrysler 300"K". Original. Correct. 413/360hp,
automatic. Every piece of factory paperwork. Original California
black plates. Tired looking driver. $5,500. (707) 995-1967.
1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar. Original factory Rally
car. Good condition, never restored. US 5250,000. Elevenparts
AG, Box 107 CH-8046 Zurich-Switzerland. +4113721785,
fax +4113715368; firstname.lastname@example.org (CH) (Oct)
1 970 Oldsmobile 98 convertible. Lost year. Loaded.
Totally original including nice paint. Tired interior and top.
Drives great. $5,000. (707) 995-1967. (CA) (Oct)
1979 Ferrari 3 08GTS. Red with black interior. 30K
service done. 24K original miles. Books and records. Beautiful
car. $33,000. (360) 694-2646. (WA) (Oct)
1954 Jaguar XK 120M. Extremely original CA black-plate car.
BladVred. Period "Brooldands" wheels, all books, tools, history, side
curtains. 2nd owner. Hill & Vaughn maintained. Exceptional driver.
Asking 548,000 (310) 395-1118. e-mail: email@example.com (CA) (Oct)
MGA Coupe. Excellent restoration, used regularly. Unique
rear mounted spare. Shoulder belts, very pretty, reliable.
$13,500. John Darack. (508) 653-5094; firstname.lastname@example.org .
1959 Jaguar XK 150S roadster. 3.4-liter, RH D,
matching numbers, older restoration, quality maintained,
well cared for driver. Imported 1984, well documented. Engine
#VS1999-9. $49,500. (509) 687-9227. (WA) (Oct)
1960 Austin Mini. Rebuilt 998cc engine, new clutch
hydraulics. Black vinyl interior w/Rokee dash. Tape player, not
concours, but nice driver. $7,000. (814) 778-5566 days, (814)
778-5207 eves. (PA) (Oct)
1966 427 SC replica. Bennett body, complete steel skeletal frame,
new 396 Chevy big block, triple carbs, Edelbrock heads, Corvette
suspension and rear, incredibly fast. 4,950 miles, finished in 1994.
$27,900 obo. (801) 373-3990; Joseph@raisingcapitol.com (U1) (0d)
2000 Panoz Esperantes. Place your order now for the newest
Ponoz. Buxton Motorsports, Panoz of Evansville is Southern Indiana'
only authorized Panoz dealer and will have cars available October,
2000. (812) 464-8777. www.BuxtonMotorsports.oam (IN) (Oct)
Co sinopolitan Motors
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS America, one-off Ghia Coupe
1928 Alfa Romeo 6C1500, James Young
1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder, red, needs complete restoration
1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spyder, blue, needs considerable resto
1956 Austin-Healey 100/4 (BN 2), black over red
1952 Bentley S1 Empress Saloon, Hooper Bodied, 1 of 18
1957 BMW 502 Sedan, Project
1996 BMW 325i Convertible, excellent, factory hard top
Bugatti Types 35,37,40,44,49,50,51,52,55,57
1964 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, solid car, needs motor
1973 Citroen SM, 1 owner, 42,000 miles, green/black
Delahaye 135M/MS, several to choose from
Delage D6 &D8 Dropheads. Please inquire
1961 DKW 1000SP, Restored Roadster
1961 Face! Vega H.K. 500, fully restored
1957 Ferrari 250 Tour de France Berlinetta
1966 Ferrari 330 GTS, Very Original
1965 Ford Mustang Coupe, GT package
1920 Hispano-Suiza 8-10 H.P. Tourer
1934 Hispano-SuizaJ-12, Kellner, coupe, restored
1971 Iso Ftivolta Lele, 1 of 260 made, 351, 5 Speed
1950Jaguar Mark V, DHC, 3.5-liter
1956 Jaguar XK-140, one-off, concours quality racer
1961 Jaguar Mark'', custom cabriolet, project
1964 Jaguar Series I E-type, one owner, factory hard top
1964 Jaguar E-type Roadster, red/black, 3.81iter, Moss gearbox $42,000
1969 Jaguar E-type 2+2, 4-speed, red/black, restored
1971 Jaguar XJ-6 Series I, Oxblood/tan, nice
1972 Lamborghini Jarama, Red/Black
1962 Lancia Flarninia Super Sport Zagato
1970 Lancia Flaminia Pininfarina Coupe (2)
1972 Lancia Fulvia Zagato
2000 Land Rover Discovery II, NEW, delivery miles only
1956 Lotus!!, Le Mans fairing, Race Ready
1967 Maserati Quattroporte 4000, cream/black
1979 Maserati Merak SS Superb
1961 MGA 1600 Roadster, Red and Restored
1969 MGC Roadster, rare 6-cylinder
1957 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL, very original, lots new
1958 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEc, Restored
1967 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB, ex-Paul Whittier
1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL, bronze/tan, 99K
1955 &63 Mercedes-Benz Unimogs, restored & unrestored
1960 Oldsmobile 88 Dynamic Convertible, black/black
1975 Porsche 9141.8 Liter, long term owner
1990 Range Rover County, red/tan
1952 Rolls-Royce SilverWraith, Hooper limousine
1951 Siata Grand Sport Cabriolet, One-off alloy
1955 Studebaker President Speedster, restored
1963 Studebaker Hawk Grandturismo, very original
1961 Triumph TR3, green/black
1977 Vogue Customized Motorcoach, ex -
1994 Kamov KA 32 Russian Helicopters
Fully refitted, 3 in stock
1947 Western Fairliner Torpedo
17' Runabout. One of the finest. Over 90K in rest Factory correct. Beautiful.
1938 Jensen Motorboat 38' Classic Cruiser
"Meteor". Famous one-off fantailed mahogany cruiser by Jensen Restored.
Richard "Paladin" Boone. $28500
1947 Harco 40 Mahogany Pleasure Yacht
Twin 440s. Cruises at 27 kts. Art Deco head turner. Expensive when new.
1958 Richardson 41' $48,000
Very nice boat, formerly of the Miller Brewing family, hence its name
1790 Louis XVI walnut armchairs - Recently recaned,
fully documented, pair
1870 American cherrywood chamber pot. Excellent
1880 Restoration /Federalist Parisian chairs, pair
1890 Parson's couch - restored
1920 Canebacked lounge chairs, pair
HISTORICAL ANTIQUE MILLWORK
The complete interior of Seattle's Austin Bell Building. A turn of the century
building forwhich the downtown neighborhood "Belltown" was named.
Doors, windows, baseboard, wainscoting, elaborate rails and balustrades,
a steam-powered elevator with cut glass, beams, treads, and
Expensive, extensive, eclectic collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Californian,
Washingtonian, Oregonian, and Italian collector wines. Old vintages to
recent releases. Inquire.
World class collection of numerous period posters, prints, lithographs and
sculptures to do with Ferrari and othervintage marques.
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Tipo B (P3)
Chassis No. 5006
Scuderia Ferrari Team Car No 33
1937 Alfa Romeo
Chassis No. 412021
Alfa Romeo, 1750 GS
Alfa Romeo, Tipo B (P3)
Alfa Romeo, 12C 37
Alfa Romeo, 8C 2900B
Bugatti, Type 51
Cisttalia, Abaft Boana,
207 A Spyder
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