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Keith Martin ts Ca The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends 28 Clint Eastwood's 275 G . • April 2005. Volume 17 . Number 4 Bentley Si Continental COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 28 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Go ahead, make my day $485,647 for long nose two-cam. Steve Ahlgrim 32 36 38 1958 Bentley Si Continental Spot-on $72k for most collectible of the Continentals. Dave Kinney 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Frequent-flier Franken-Alfa makes $180k in London. Raymond Milo and Keith Martin 1992 Lancia Hyena For $92k, you could have a Carrera 4 and some cash. 40 44 46 Donald Osborne 1990 BMW Z1 Low miles mean big money, $41k for the first Z car. B. Mitchell Carlson 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Concept Harley Earl provenance drives Corvette rival to $3.2m. Jeff Sabatini 1961 Chaparral 1 Own the end of an era and beginning of a dynasty for $1.1 million. Thor Thorson Cover photograph: General Motors 202 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 52 Christie's, London, UK A tiny sale at the Barclay's showroom, but at $1.4m, with tidy results. Dave Kinney 58 Bonhams, London, UK Olympia event sells 91% and $5.90m; silent-screen star Roxy Rothafel's 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250-hp Type SS gets top dollar at $2.24m. Richard Hudson-Evans 66 Kruse International, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Muscle-heavy sale brings $5.23m, up 69% from last year. Dave Kinney 76 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ The perfect storm of 4,300 exuberant bidders, half a billion dollars of pre-approved credit and 878 high-quality lots, all at no reserve, leads to a record $61.7m hammered sold. Oh, and did we mention the Oldsmobile concept car? SCM Staff

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Bonham1 Et BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS Brookline An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia Saturday April 30 Larz Anderson Auto Museum Brookline, MA Preview Friday April 29 We are now accepting consignments for 2005, and invite you to join us. This exciting sale has historically presented high-caliber motor cars, motorcycles, and automobilia, attracting an international clientele while establishing landmark sales. Early consignments for our 2005 sale continue in this tradition and include a 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, formerly the property of the Honorable Raja Sir Manmatu Ray Choudhury, Kt. of Santosh. This magnificent sporting Rolls-Royce features a set of Stephen Grebel headlamps and a running board-mounted spotlight, used for tiger hunting of course. Also included is a 1957 Porsche Speedster beautifully finished in silver with maroon interior. Consignments Now Invited To consign your property, please contact one of the following specialists of consultants: Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353, mark.osborneabonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285, andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Malcolm Barber (415) 503 3203, malcolm.barber@bonhams.com David Patridge (603) 279 8555, david.patridge@bonhams.com Jonathan Stein (610) 779 9710, jonathan.stein@bonhams.com Evan Ide - Curator, Larz Anderson Auto Museum (617) 522 6547 ide@motorg Pictured: 1957 Porsche Speedster. Chassis no. 83490 Bonhams & Butterfields, 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California 94103; (415) 391 4000, (415) 391 4040 fax, www.bonhams.com/us 02005, Bonhams & Butted*Ids All rights resenied. CA Bond No 57B5BBZ3253 MA Auctioneers licence No 2656 and 2712

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' "Sugga" was the nickname that Swedish troops gave to these command cars, which translates into "sow pig," Seems most apropos, especially in its present Chev 454 configuration. Has been to Kruse Auburn more times than all of our staff combined, but at $63,720, seems to have finally found a home —Our report on Barrett-Jackson begins on page 76, COLUMNS 8 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 10 The Inside Line / Crossing The Block Kristen Hall-Geisler 20 Affordable Classic: 1967-73 Mercury Cougar Marit Anne Peterson FIAT Crosses America 22 Legal Files: Car Haulers, Salvage Titles And Insurance Claims John Draneas 24 Collecting Thoughts: Mark Hyman Paul Duchene 30 Sheehan Speaks: Chopping Daytona Tops for Fun and Profit Michael Sheehan 34 English Patient: The Six Best Affordable English Roadsters Gary Anderson 42 Porsche Gesprach: The Kardex Demystified Jim Schrager 100 Motobilia: Automobilia at B-J Carl Bomstead 102 Bike Buys: 1921-28 Neracar Paul Duchene 114 eWatch: Mooches Sell Pooches from the Detroit Show Carl Bomstead FEATURES & DEPARTMENTS 12 Auction Calendar 14 You Write, We Read 18 America by FIAT, Chapter 11: The FIAT Goes to Barrett-Jackson 26 SCM Picks - Cavallino Classic and Palm Beach Concours 29 20 Year Picture 97 Fresh Meat - 2004 Rolls-Royce Phantom, 2004 VW Phaeton W12, 2003 Panoz Esperante 98 Price Guide - English Cars Cavallino Crtssic 103 Neat Stuff 103 Glovebox Notes - 2005 Ford Mustang GT, 2005 Cadillac STS V8 104 Mystery Photo 105 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 16 Display Advertisers Index Tin Signs Continue to Appreciate 106 Showcase Gallery 110 Resource Directory

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Les Grandes Marques a Monac A Sale of Important Motor Cars and Automobi to include the Jean-Pierre Beltoise Collection 16 May 2005 Entries are now invited Monaco 16 Ma Main image. 1930 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 Typ SS Sports Tourer Estimate on Request For further information on the most famous sale in the European calendar, established over nearly two decades and held in a magical setting prior to the Monaco Grand Prix, please call Simon Kidston, Benoit Gilles or Matthieu Lamoure in Geneva on +41 (22)300 3160 or email simon.kidston@bonhams.com, benoit.gilles@bonhams.com or matthieu.lamoure@bonhams.com . The ex-Michael Schumacher Ferrari F1/2000  Sold at Monaco 2004 for €1,450,000 - new world record price  Illustrated above:   Illustrated above: 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spyder America Sold at Monaco 2004 for €205,000 - new world record price Europe 7 Avenue Pictet-de-Rochemont 1207 Geneva Switzerland +41 (0) 22 300 3160 +41 (0) 22 300 3035 fax UK 101 New Bond Street London W1 1SR +44(0)20 7447 7447 +44 (0)20 7447 7400 fax USA 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1(415)391 4000 +1(415)391 4040 fax Australia 7 Anderson Street Sydney Australia 2028 +61 (02) 9327 7311 +61 (02) 9327 2917 fax

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Grandpa's Mod-Con Mercury tion came close. Although my duties in the broadcast booth were spread over four days, that's a lot of hours to put in watching the world's shiniest used car lot in action. W Bob Varsha and Brock Yates, my boothmates, were as delightful as ever to work with, and the three blocicmeisters, Alain de Cadenet, Mike Joy and Rick Debruhl, found something engaging about each car to discuss—no mean feat when you get a run of what seemed like 30 B-body Chrysler muscle cars in a row. hile I've never been to a 24-hour race, the Speed Channel coverage of the 2005 Barrett-Jackson auc- seat was my domain, and this luxury car was full of wondrous things. There were ashtrays on each side, perfect for stuffing chewed gum into. A center armrest folded down between the seats, just right for providing separation from pesky younger siblings. And best of all, the lowered armrest revealed a courtesy light in the middle of the back seat, embossed with an exotic representation of Mercury's head, wearing a helmet with wings on it. I remember pestering Gramps to get me a cool hat like that. RESTO-MOD Yates, Varsha and Martin During the past few years, Barrett-Jackson has become the acknowledged market leader in peddling "resto-rods," loosely defined as vintage cars restored with modern modifications. Of course, to an old car purist it just seems wrong to take, say, a 1955 Chevrolet two-door post and slam a fuel-injected 350/350 and a four-speed automatic into it. After all, isn't part of the thrill of owning these old cars getting a chance to discover or reacquaint yourself with their unique (okay, often horrible) driving characteristics? But somewhere after the 12th hour of our marathon broadcast, I got resto-rod religion when Lot 440, a 1956 Mercury Montclair two-door coupe, crossed the block. THE HELMET WITH WINGS I was raised by my grandparents, Tom and Dorel McDowell. The family home was in San Francisco, and Grandpa Tom had a small While Lot 440 looked just like Gramps' Montclair, under the skin it was thoroughly modern. The seller described it as "a frame-up restoration keeping the original appearance and interior stock Beautiful factory replacement interior and headliner and original yellow and black colors in base coat/ clear coat. Late-model, fuel injected Ford ,five-liter, 302-ci engine with AOD four-speed automatic, power steering, cruise control, 9-inch Ford differentia!, 3.73 ratio, front disc brakes, air conditioning. Factory radio with reworked clock and triple gauges. A real show stopper!" And suddenly I understood. The best of both worlds, vintage appearance and modern convenience, was rolling across the block before my eyes. Unlike many resto-rods, outfitted with garish wheels, pimp-myride multi-colored paint jobs and modernized interiors, this Montclair looked dead stock. In my mind, I saw myself reliving the San Fran-toDisneyland vacations in the Montclair, but this time with windows up and alc on, rather than laying on my back with my feet sticking out the window as I did 50 years ago. I imagined being surrounded by sound pumping from a hidden CD player through Bose speakers, rather than a tinny one-speaker AM-radio system. And I'd top it all off by teaching my 13-year-old daughter the words to "A Pink Panama and a Purple Hat Band" as they poured out of a built-in MP3 player. This was the Montclair Gramps would have today: all of the style from the golden era of Mercury, with all of the modern conveniences (mod-cons) of the 21st century. If I had been a registered bidder rather than a television commentator, I would have been in the thick of the bidding. Part of the magic of an auction is when you find things you simply hadn't thought about owning that strike a deep and resonant chord in your car-guy gut, and you become aware of a huge and instant need to buy something you've never examined or even thought about bidding on. Helplessly, I watched the car sell to someone else for $34,020, commission included. MY TURN IS COMING Not mine now, hut someday. gentleman's farm in Novato, then a backwater bit of '50s suburbia about 30 miles from the city. Gramps was a Ford man in general, and a Mercury man in particular. I don't remember too much about the blue 1949 Mercury coupe he had before the Montclair, but I clearly remember when he proudly brought home the new Saffron Yellow and Tuxedo Black coupe in 1956. To a five-year-old, it was a wonderful and mysterious car. The back 8 Yes, I still want a Daytona. And an SZ, a decent 3.8 Series I E-type roadster, a good SWB 911 and about 20 other sports cars from that formative era. But the only car that will connect me with Gramps is that yellow and black Mercury. So I ask the new owner, when you're ready to move on to something else, contact me at keith.martin@sportscannarket.com . Or if someone out there has an identical car, I'd like to know about it. I've been offered Mercurys in a variety of other color combinations, but they just won't do. It has to be black and yellow, it has to be a Montclair, and it has be a mod-con resto-rod I think Gramps would approve of my choice, and I'm sure every SCMer who grew up around his parents' cars understands why.• Sports Car Market

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The Inside Line News  4/ Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006 Meguiars Car Hobby Person of the Year Award. Anyone may submit a nomination. To download a nomination form, along with more information about the award, go to sportscarmarket.com/meguiars/. s,/ CarTech Auto Books and Manuals announces the May 2005 publication of Hot Rod Milestones by Robert Genat and long-time friend of SCM Ken Gross. The book presents an all-star selection of the best-known, coolest hot rods ever built. Look for a review in these pages later this year. www .cartechbooks.com . Effective February 1, 2005, Santiago Collector Car Auctions will become Premier Classic Car Auctions Inc., a division of Premier Auctions International. Santiago CCA was acquired by Premier Auctions International in November 2003. www.premierclassiccars.com . 4/ MEGUIAR'S HOBBY PERSON OF THE YEAR t/ William H. Smith has been selected as the 2005 Meguiar's Car Hobby Person of the Year. Under his leadership over the past 17 years, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) has become the largest collector car club in the world, with over 60,000 members and 400 regional clubs worldwide. In addition, he has been the driving force behind the continued growth and development of the Hershey Swap Meet. "Bill is the perfect recipient for the Award," said Award Selection Committee Chairman Keith Martin. "Through his unsung efforts, literally hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts have had more opportunities to enjoy their hobby." The award presentation will held on Saturday, April 9 at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. To order, go to www.meguiars.corn/award/. Events Enthusiasts will get the chance to find parts and meet other collectors April 2 at the Mid America Motorworks' third Swapfest. "Get Your Parts before Summer Starts" will be held at company headquarters in Effingham, IL. All items offered for sale must be automotive parts, accessories, or memorabilia for Corvettes, Porsches or Volkswagons; all vendors are private rather than commercial to keep the casual swap meet feel. 800.500.1500, www.mamotorworks.com . (IL) 4/ 4/ Classic, vintage, and American muscle cars will be SCM EVENTS Editor Martin will be signing his series of books, Keith Martin on Collecting Ferrari, Porsche and Jaguar at the Amelia Island Concours (FL), on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13. A portion of the proceeds will benefit charity. featured at the Atlanta Classic & Exotic Automobile Exposition, April 3. Antique and muscle cars will be on display, as well as collectibles and automotive art. Daniel Panoz, founder of Panoz Auto Development, will be honored at a special reception that evening. 770.971.6738, www.autoexposition.com. (GA) 6/ Lissac. The tour begins April 25 in Paris and finishes April 30 in Biarritz, stopping in towns such as Vichy and, for the first time, Pau. Circuits to be driven include Magny Cours and Nogaro.+, www .tour-auto.com. (FR) 4/ The British Car Club of Southern New Mexico is celebrating their 14th annual British Car Days April 30 in the Las Cruces area. Registration is limited, so sign up early. Charles Beard, 505.525.0993, www .zianet.com/bmcsnm. (NM) 4/ 4/ Hagerty  Insurance  has announced the formation of the Collectors Foundation, a nonprofit corporation designed to serve the long-term interests and passions of collector car and classic boat hobbies. The foundation will continue the work of the Hagerty Fund for Historic Vehicle Preservation and Education. 231.932.6835, www .hagerty.com. Spyker, a new manufacturer entering the U.S. for the first time this year, will be featured at the second annual United Cerebral Palsy Classy Chassis Auto Show in Houston, TX, on June 12. The Ferrari Dino, Ford GT, and muscle cars will also be among the 100+ autos present at this concours event. 713.838.9050, www .ucphouston.org. (TX) Upcoming MARCH Coppa Milano-San remo —Mar. 11 - - 13 Milano sanremo.it (IT) Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance—Mar. 11-13 ameliaconcours.org (FL) Car Guy Tour Continental Auto Sports presents the 24th annual Ferrari Arts and Literature Expo April 9, featuring literature, yearbooks, Cars which competed in the Tour de France between 1951 and 1973 are eligible for the Tour Auto The 15th annual California Mille, saluting the Italian Mille Miglia, will depart April 25 for a 1,000mile drive along the back roads of Northern California. A preview and Concours d'Elegance will be held on Nob Hill in San Francisco the previous day. 415.479.9950, www.californicamille.com. (CA) 4/ sales brochures, and memorabilia. Die cast models and art will also be on display and available for purchase. 630.655.3535, www.continentalautosports.com . (IL) 4/ 10  The Britfest Car Show, held annually by the MG Car Club Central Jersey Center, will this year honor 100 years of Austin on May 7. Open to all marques, there will be tech sessions, vendors, and a car corral. Contact Charles Tregidgo, 201.612.6595, ctregidgo@att.net. (NJ) The first officially sanctioned road course event to take place on the "Milwaukee Mile" in 23 years will take place during the Great Lakes Grand Prix, May 14-15. Presented by the Great Lakes Sport Car Club, the redesigned and resurfaced track will be the stage for a weekend of auto-cross, vintage, historic, and road course racing events. 414.298.2068, projects@hotrodbuilders .com. (WI) 4/ The first-ever Muscle Car 1000 is set for October 4-8. The five-day excursion heads from Newport Beach up the coast to Napa Valley, then back to the Petersen Museum for an awards gala. American muscle cars 1964-1973 are eligible, and the event is limited to 50 teams. Half of the net proceeds will benefit The Hunger Relief Organization. 949.470.9880, www .musclecar1000.com. (CA) The Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival and Hot Rod Rendezvous will be held October 14-15 in Lakeland, FL, and will include the nationally acknowledged Lake Mirror Concours d'Elegance. All displays are free to the public, and funds will benefit local nonprofit organizations. 863.683.1540, www.lakemirrorclassic.com. (FL). – Mar. 20 30 - carguytouncom (IT) APRIL Texas 1000 Bluebonnet Run —Apr. 10-15 vintagerallies.com (TX) HERO Irish Tour and Trial —Apr. 18-23 hero.org.uk (IRE) California Mille — Apr. 24 28 - californiamille.com (CA) Tour Auto Lissac — tour-auto.com (FR) MAY Glenmoor Gathering Spring Tour —May 15 glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Mille Miglia—May 19-22 millemiglia.it (IT) New England 1000—May 22-27 vintagerallies.com (ME) JUNE Greenwich Concours d'Elegance —June 4-5 greenwichconcours.com (CT) The Semi-Celebrated Double 500 —June 18 californiamille.com (CA) Sports Car Market Apr. 25 30 -

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Crossing the Block PREView V Nearly 100 classics and sports cars will be on auction at RM Auctions' Vintage Motorcars at Amelia Island, to be held March 12 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. This year's featured car is a Pebble Beach-award-winning 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera phaeton, with rare Brunn custom coachwork and factory supercharger from new. Two Ferraris with extensive racing histories will be presented for sale, a 1972 365 GTB/4 "Daytona Competizione" and a 1950 166 MM Touring Barchetta. Also on offer will be Mikhail Baryshnikov's 1957 Buick Super coupe, with proceeds to benefit the Gilman International Conservation and the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation. 800.211.4371, www.rmauctions.com . (FL) v Beginning mid-March and running through early April, l'art et l'automobile will conduct its third online automobilia auction. The sale will feature more than 340 lots, including rare automotive collectibles, vintage European posters, and vintage racing memorabilia. 631.329.8580, www.arteauto.com . (NY) v Petersen Auction Group will hold its first Washington auction on March 19 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield, WA. It expect 250 cars for the event. 541.689.6824, www.petersencollectorcars . com . (WA) v Potts Auction Company will present its inaugural Southeastern Classic and Collector Auction in Dalton, GA, March 26. Sales from Potts' Frank Pierce Estate Auction in April 2004 included a RollsRoyce Phantom V that brought $67,000. 800.601.2888, www .pottsauction.com. (GA) v The 3rd Annual BarrettJackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction, April 1-3 at the South Florida Expo Center, will feature 450 cars, including a 1953 Buick Roadmaster customized and driven by Howard Hughes. This year B-J will bring its Lifestyle Expo to the event, and there will also be an automobilia auction plus live coverage on Speed Channel. 480.663.6255, www.barrett-jackson .com. (FL) v Bonhams & Butterfields will present its annual Sale of Collectors' Motorcars, Motorcycles, and Automobilia 12  1972 365 GTB/4 "Daytona Competizione” April 28-30, at the Lars Anderson Museum of Transportation in the Boston suburb of Brookline, MA. Last year, a Maserati A6G spider brought $588,000. 415.391.4000, www.bonhams.com . (MA) Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: insideline@ sportscarmarket.com MARCH Texas - Mar. 11-12 KRUSE - Fredericksburg Illinois - Mar. 12 KRUSE - Chicago Florida - Mar. 12 RM - Amelia Island Washington - Mar. 19 PETERSON - Ridgefield England - Mar. 21-22 BARONS - Surrey Georgia - Mar. 26 POTTS - Dalton Washington - Mar. 26 SILVER - Spokane APRIL Florida - Apr. 1-3 BARRETT-JACKSON - Palm Beach Utah - Apr. 1-3 KRUSE - Salt Lake City Oregon -Apr. 9-10 SILVER - Portland England - Apr. 12-13 H&H - Buxton Missouri -Apr. 15-17 BRANSON - Branson Ontario -Apr. 15-17 RM - Toronto England -Apr. 18 BONHAMS - London England -Apr. 19 CHRISTIE'S - London Michigan -Apr. 22-24 RM - Novi Indiana - Apr. 29-30 KRUSE - Auburn Missouri -Apr. 29-30 MECUM - Kansas City Massachusetts - Apr. 30 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS - Brookline MAY England - May 2-3 BARONS - Surrey Nevada - May 7-8 SILVER - Reno Washington - May 11 SILVER - Spokane Indiana - May 19-22 KRUSE - Auburn New York-May 24 CHRISTIE'S - New York City Illinois - May 26-29 MECUM - Rockford California - May 27-29 BARRETT-JACKSON - Costa Mesa Sports Car Market Indiana - May 28 KRUSE - Angola JUNE Nevada - June 3-4 KRUSE - Las Vegas England - June 4 BONHAMS - Newport Pagnell England - June 6 CHRISTIE'S - London England - June 6-7 BARONS - Surrey England -June 7-8 H&H - Buxton Oklahoma -June 10-12 KRUSE - Tulsa England - June 11 BONHAMS - Kettering New York-June 11 KENSINGTON - Bridgehampton Minnesota - June 18 MECUM - St. Paul Idaho-June 18 SILVER - Coeur d'Alene Oklahoma - June 18-19 SANTIAGO - Oklahoma City Illinois -June 24-26 MECUM - St. Charles JULY Wyoming - July 2-3 SILVER - Jackson Hole v Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers will be hosting its Spring K.C. Dream Classic on April 29-30 in Kansas City. The sale will include a range of desirable rods and muscle, along with other cars of interest. 815.568.8888, www .mecumauction.com. (MO) v Silver Auctions is expecting 200 cars for its Reno in the Spring Auction, to be held at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino. Last year's sale offered a good mix of consignments—more than just muscle—with sales including a 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air at $39,480 and a 1953 Packard Caribbean at $31,500. 800.255.4485, www.silverauctions .com. (NV) 4./ June 11 will see the annual The Hamptons Auto Classic auction, presented by Kensington Motor Group in the trendy New York enclave. Two years ago, a Jaguar XK 150 DHC sold for $121,000. 631.537.1868, www.thehamptonsautoclassic.com . (NY)*

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 You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com CHEAP FIXES AHEAD Dear SCM: Congratulations, Keith, on your new, old splitwindow Corvette. It is nice to see that after all these years of physical, mental, and financial anguish from the ownership of various Italian exotic automobiles, you have finally purchased one of the true classic automobiles of all time. It will not only treat you well when you drive it, but you will not have to be afraid to drive it lest it break. Even if it should break, it can be fixed without jeopardizing your daughter's college fund. The sound and the strong pull from the V8 are different than the Ferraris that you may be used to, but I predict they will make a believer out of you before long. My own first Corvette was a '63 splitwindow, and it was indeed one of my favorite cars ever. Lots of bang for the buck and it still ends in a vowel.—Dan Grunwald, St Charles, IL USAA DID GOOD BY ME Dear SCM: Just thought I'd add another viewpoint on the USAA insurance discussion in your October and December 2004 issues. Although I don't question that the writers encountered substantial problems with the company, my experience has been very positive. USAA gave me a fair settlement (no-fault insurance) on my Volvo 740 Turbo which was totaled when hit while parked (although it did not provide Kleenex for my tears), and it also paid several thousand dollars for the installation of new wiring harnesses and several other components when my 911 suffered an electrical fire (although that settlement did involve a bit of persuasion). In the 30 years that I've had USAA policies on cars and homes, I've considered its customer service to be outstanding and a model for other companies.—Bill Mihalic, Rochester, MI IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT FIT DearSCM: Regarding Mitchell Terk's e-mail in the February 2005 issue regarding finding collectible cars he can fit into. I happen to be 14 Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher KEITH MARTIN Managing Editor Production Manager Art Director Subscriptions Senior Copy Editor Copy Editors BENGT HALVORSON DAVID SLAMA KIRSTEN ONODAY KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER JEFF SABATINI BILL NEILL KATHY KARAPONDO Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY Auction Analysts RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON DANIEL GRUNWALD Senior Contributing Editor DAVE BROWNELL Contributing Editors Porsche 356: A big man's car 6'7" and used to own a '65 356C. I happen to have very long legs, but I could slide the seat back so far that I couldn't touch the pedals. It also had good headroom. As far as more modern cars, all the current VWs have good head and leg room. I've owned a '64 Pontiac GTO and a '66 Olds 442. The leg room solution is to take the seat out, make up some short steel bars (114"x1"x4") and move the seat back four inches. No additional holes have to be drilled in the floor, and the seat mechanism continues to work correctly. When he sells the car, he can convert it back to stock. This will work on all American cars up until at least the '80s, when I stopped buying U.S. cars. Denis Neumann, Redwood Shores, CA Dear SCM: I think Mr. Terk will have a problem fitting into a 365 GTC/4. I, too, had heard that this was a car for tall guys and was psyched to buy one—but at 6' 7" I quickly discovered that I didn't have enough room to even drive one, much less be comfortable. Although not a "collector car," he will fit in a Ferrari 456, but I believe he said a "fun sports car." While perhaps purists won't call it a true sports car, the roomiest sporty car I have found is the Mondial 3.2 cabriolet. It has as much head (even with the top up) and leg room as most big American sedans in its standard form, and it is relatively simple to extend the seat tracks and put a spacer in the tilt-telescope steering wheel to make it even more comfortable. I had heard about and read Steve Serio's columns concerning Mondial electrical horror stories, but I have enjoyed mine immensely with very few problems. It starts easily, runs great, and has no overheating problems, even idling with a/c blowing cold air in our 90-degree-plus Midwest summers. It is a Honda compared to a '50s British sports car.—Jack Malacarne, Kansas City, MO CLUTCHES ARE FOR WIMPS Dear SCM: I note with interest the problems Keith is having with his two-stroke Saab clutch. My question is: Why use the clutch at all? The two-stroke is properly driven in freewheel mode so the clutch is only used in first and reverse. Driving the car with free locked out on deaccleration causes lack of lubrication to the engine, and I think he probably has already discovered the outcome of that. (Didn't I read that immediately after buying the car, the engine locked up?) I also recall that one John Lippis helped him out on that one. I have lost track of John, but he got his start on Saabs while working for me in Colorado Springs, CO, in the mid'60s. Push that little freewheel lever in, Keith, enjoy clutchless shifting and save a motor.—Bob Christiansen, San Clemente, CA. Bob, it's a well-known fact that STEVE AHLGRIM CARL BOMSTEAD JOHN DRANEAS DONALD OSBORNE JIM SCHRAGER MICHAEL SHEEHAN THOR THORSON Contributors KEITH DULY RAYMOND MILO STEVE SERIO I.T. 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although I was driving our 1965 two-stroke Saab 96 when its engine froze, it was really the fault of my co-pilot, SCM's legal analyst John Draneas. He had been driving the car just before I did, and used up all the good miles it had left. As for leaving the freewheel engaged, I confess that when it is in that state I have not been able to master the herky-jerky way the car bunny hops down the road as the clutch engages and disengages with each application of the throttle. It 's clearly a black art, and hence I retreat, a broken and lesser man, to the security of using the third pedal.—ED. NO GOLD CHAINS HERE Dear SCM: Being a Countach owner, I can say that your publication has presented a rather negative stereotype of these cars. Granted, we all have our own opinions, experiences, and ideas on what makes a true supercar. I'm no expert, but I can say with authority that my Countach is one very potent and lusty projectile. It draws attention wherever it goes. Many of those who see it really want to scope it out, be photographed with it, or request a ride. Granted, this ain't Miami Beach, and it's probably one of the only Lamborghinis in the entire state (let alone a Countach). However, it is more than just a red focal point with wheels. It honestly delivers the goods. Yes, it is traffic friendly, with fuel-injected, four-valve heads, and its Euro headers and exhaust make the car sound like nothing else. The V12 is so strong that handling curves comes naturally as an extension of the suspension. No doubt the roaring exhaust is musical—and undeniably loud. This is the real McCoy. Built prior to big business interventions, and on the cusp of governmental regulations that went on to tame and socialize most of today's current models. Not a bad thing, just that we are talking apples and oranges here. There are faster exotics now, yet few from that 1970s1980s era are as truly entertaining or viscerally appealing as a 5000S QV Countach. Anyone who believes differently simply owes it to himself to take one out on a road or track. As for mine, it is primed and ready with all the trimmings—gold neck chains not included. April 2115  Lamborghini Countach 'Potent and lusty pi?j, le" Don't get me wrong; I really do look forward to your mag each month. Nothing is quite like it.—Tom Bush, Mauston, WI WHY CHANCE A LAWSUIT FOR $300 We live in very litigious times and, regrettably, the reality of potential legal action is a fact of life that has an impact on how business policy is decided at dealerships, even extending to something that seems as innocent as a prepurchase inspection. Dear SCM: I read with interest the correspondence from Greg Taylor of Seattle regarding the decision by Ferrari of Houston to decline to perform a pre-purchase inspection ("PPI") for him on a Testarossa that he was considering buying (February 2005, page 17). Mr. Taylor's letter was fair in representing his position, but it only touched on the difficulties a franchised dealer faces in such a situation. I applaud the editors of SCM and Mr. Taylor for bringing this issue to the attention of SCM readers because it is an important one, given the acceleration in the world of collectible cars—a growth which makes possible a magazine like SCM. the seller extra money for repairs. If the dealer inspects the car and a problem develops months after the sale—even if the problem was not within the scope of the inspections requested—the purchaser is angry at the dealer and often this anger leads to legal action in attempt to right a perceived wrong. When a dealer performs a PPI for a third-party transaction, three things can happen, and two of them are bad. If the dealer inspects the car and finds it not as represented, or uncovers problems which are expensive to repair, the seller is upset because the sale either does not go through or costs After a dealer has been placed in the uncomfortable position of facing a potential $20,000 liability for a problem not uncovered during a $300 inspection, the dealer takes one look at the math and declines further offers to do PPIs. It's not a personal rebuke to either party, but it's an acceptance of the reality of today's marketplace. Because of the potential for lawsuits—be they frivolous or not— the risk-reward equation is out of balance and thus, as a matter of policy, we no longer provide prepurchase inspections. Also, please remember that defending even the most frivolous or ill-conceived legal action is expensive. Another problem arises in the definition of what a PPI should encompass. Traditionally, the purpose of a PPI was to verify that the main components of a vehicle—engine, brakes, transmission—were working as designed. A PPI is not a complete, take-it-apart-and-put-it-back-together analysis of a vehicle. It's a professional check, with a budget limited by the person requesting the inspection. Equally important: A PPI is not a warranty by the inspecting dealer. It is not a guarantee that the car will not require service later in life, but simply a report on the condition of the vehicle at the time of inspection. That condition can be very different two days or two months after the sale, depending on how the car was driven. If clients want a warranty on pre-owned vehicles, there are factory-backed warranty programs available for most brands—even Ferraris. These warranty programs are not inexpensive, but they do provide a large degree of comfort when one purchases an expensive pre-owned vehicle. Quoting from your article "The Meaning ofAs-Is," February 2005, page 24: "Old used cars (and this car was 13 years old), collectible or not, are old cars and it's hard to know everything that can go wrong with them." Exactly. SCM's comment that the dealership would only do the inspection for someone who was already a customer is also somewhat under-informed. If the dealership has been servicing the sale car on a regular basis for a client, the dealership can inform both seller and buyer of the condition of the car and any recommended service; the service records are going to be readily at hand. It is certainly not necessary to buy a car to have another car inspected. Dealerships are staffed with enthusiasts who love the cars they sell and service. It is never our goal to turn people away from our cars and businesses, but to bring more people into the world of high-performance automobiles. But as prices rise, transactions become more complex. If we lived in different times, a friendly prepurchase inspection service would gladly be offered. Regrettably, those days are gone forever and business practices must face the reality of today's legal and economic environment.—Donald Pierce, General Manager, Ferrari of Houston, 77C John Draneas responds: 1 would offer that the disconnect between the inspecting shop and the buyer about the scope of the service being provided can probably be solved with a carefully written disclosure. But, as you suggest, at $300 a pop, some may well decide that the money isn't enough to go through the hassle or take the risk. That may be where we are today, and that really too bad. Thanks for your though fful response. 15

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Best  Kensington Motor Group  Morgan West  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  NYC Concours d'Elegance  Parish Heacock  Park Place Ltd.  Passport Transport  Paul Russel and Company  Potts Auctions  Premier Financial  Putnam Leasing  Re-Originals  RM Auctions  Ron Tonkin  RPM Autoboolcs  Silver Auctions  Spyder Enterprises  Steve Austin's Automobilia  Steve Austin's Great Vacations  Surrey Motorsports  Symbolic Motor Cars  USAppraisal  Vantaaj Restoration & Repair  Vintage Motors of Sarasota  Vintage Rallies  VIR the Gallery  Woodside Credit  World Travel  16  41 71 101 55 95 111 31 111 67 7 5,61 113 109 81 39 48 113 78 71 13 94 85 89 78 108 109 113 111 2 93 9 116 65 53 109 45 I 1 1 63 107 69 87 17 19 23 59 73 37 43 115 11 79 50 29 111 105 77 112 77 90 3 87 91 96 57 47 21 112 SHELBY FROM THE SOURCE Dear SCM: I enjoyed all the Shelbyrelated items in the February 2005 issue, but some updates should be made. In the two years that have elapsed since the 289 Cobra sale you mention under the "Shelby Sales" head- $300k soon? ing (Barrett-Jackson, January 2003, sold for $167,400), the prices for these cars have almost doubled. Your price guide is therefore well behind the curve. Nice examples of rack-and-pinion 289 street Cobras are fetching $250k-290k in today's marketplace, and the day of the $300,000 small-block street version is at our doorstep. The example you cited of a 427 S/C at the same Barrett-Jackson venue is misleading, since the car is what is euphemistically called a "continuation car." Using standard language, one might call it a replica. This car, CSX 3060, was built by Shelby in the late '90s. You'll have to ask Shelby himself how he manages to title this and other replicas he builds "1965 Cobras" decades later. It is as misleading to the consumer as it is to you, the experts. The black and gold "'66 Ford GT 350H Mustang" you label a "best buy" at the Mecum St. Charles auction wasn't. Its VIN decodes as a standard Mustang fastback originally equipped with the 225 hp 289. 1965 and 1966 Shelbys require a 5- or 6-RO9K prefix to be genuine, along with an SFM 5- or SFM 6- unique Shelby number. and writer of the Cobra section for the past 20+ years, I'm grateful you found it "an indispensable resource" instead of a casual read, as that was our goal from the outset.—Ned Scudder, La Jolla, CA 1900S, ROADMASTERS AND TATRAS Dear SCM: Regarding Raymond Milo's comments on Alfa 1900s (February 2005, p. 26). I take issue with Raymond on an Alfa's suitability for long distance events, having done at least eight Mille Miglias in 1900s. They are superb long distance cars—comfortable, lovely suspension, easy 80-mph-plus cruisers. Rides like an old truck? Heavy steering? Stiff brakes? Come on, Raymond, tell me of another car of the era that rides, handles, steers and stops better. An Aurelia, with its incurable front end jiggles and driveline tremors? Finally, with respect to the Shelby American World Registry, thanks for accurately noting what it is and is not. As the researcher Then to page 71 and 72, where you suggest that the '41 Buick Roadmaster is a horrible-driving car. If you've never driven an old car before, you might think that. But I just drove my 1940 Roadmaster 2,600 miles from Chicago to San Francisco. I don't know a better driving pre-war car. (You must judge these things in the context of the time.) And finally, your Tatra cornERRATA • Author Peter Zimmermann's name was misspelled in the February 2005 issue in his article "SCM Drives the New Boxster." • In the movie Against All in the muscle car price update on page 15 of the same issue, the low value range provided by company president Colin Corner was listed incorrectly. The low-high numbers from Comer are: Odds, it is a Ferrari-Porsche chase on Sunset Boulevard, not a Cobra (fake or otherwise).—John Lokrantz, Pacific Palisades, CA • The URL for Colin's Classic Automobiles was stated incorrectly in the March 2005 issue. It is www .colinsclassicauto.com.  Further, 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible $800,000$1,200,000 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 coupe $65,000$100,000 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 $35,000-$90,000 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Z-16 $175,000-$250,000 1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL-1 $1,000,000 1969 Ford Fairlane Torino 428 Cobra Jet $20,000-$30,000 1969-1970 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet $35,000-$55,000; 1968.5 $45,000-$65,000 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 $125,000-$250,000 1969 Ford Torino Talledega $30,000-$40,000 1963-1964 Ford Galaxie 427 $30,000-$45,000 1970 Plymouth Superbird Hemi $225,000-$375,000 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda coupe $150,000-$250,000; 1971 $400,000-$600,000 1968-1970 Dodge Charger R/T $90,000-$150,000 1957 Chrysler 300C coupe $30,000-$55,000 Driving an Aurelia long distance may leave you jiggling 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A $40,000-$75,000 1968-1970 AMC AMX $15,000-$30,000.• Sports Car Market ments on page 93: If you drove one, you wouldn't call it a "weirdo." It was bought cheap. Where else could you travel first class for $6,452? What would you do, buy a Tucker for a million bucks? I guarantee you wouldn't have 165 times the fun.—Martin Swig, San Rafael, CA

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AMERICA by WIMP The Ongoing Saga of SCM Subscribers Driving a 1960 Fiat 2700 from Ohio to Oregon Chapter 11: The FIAT Goes to Barrett-Jackson Barrett (I) and Gaetze (r) take the FIAT sightseeing in sub-zero weather, and pay the price. Leg 6: Sioux Falls, SD, to Scottsdale, AZ Drivers: Charlie Gaetze and Rick Barrett Distance covered: 1,593 miles Percent while being towed by Suburban: 95 Time: 4 days Miles since last month: 78 (2,617 total) Repairs: Changed oil and filter, fuel filter, and diagnosed oil leak from head gasket; $183.67 Running tab: $3,341.35 Cost per mile: $1.28 L ast month, SCMer Charlie Gaetze promised he'd bring our 1960 FIAT 2100 to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. We're happy to report that he delivered, dropping the car off on Thursday, just about a year after we hatched the plan to have our readers drive the FIAT cross-country, from its former home in Ohio to the SCM office in Portland, OR. Gaetze was one of the first to volunteer for the assignment, leaving us his business card with a blanket offer of assistance after last year's SCM Insider's Seminar at Barrett-Jackson. Having now personally moved the car over 1,800 miles—more than five times the distance of any other volunteer—Gaetze gets our "Horton the Elephant" award for meaning what he said. "All things considered, we had a fun time," said Gaetze. Of course, those "things" included a recurrence of the FIAT's Italian temperament, refusing to run in minus-three-degree weather after Gaetze and co-driver Rick Barrett stopped to take pictures of the car in front of the world-famous Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. It was the Saturday before Barrett-Jackson week, and they had just set out from Sioux Falls, traveling about 75 miles from home before they committed the cardinal sin of turning off the ignition. Gaetze said they did discuss whether such a move was prudent, but decided that the car's impressive ability to cruise at 65 mph while keeping the cabin toasty warm when the wind chill was something like 25 below indicated a willingness to continue doing so. Nope. Barrett perused the photocopied owner's manual that came with the car, and though he was impressed by the section that described how the FIAT's timing can be easily adjusted to run on low-grade fuel, it wasn't much help in getting the car restarted. But where there's a will and a Suburban parked back home, there's a way. So after a trip to U-Haul to rent a trailer, this dynamic duo were again on their way south. Of course, when the FIAT was rolled off the trailer in Arizona, it fired right up. Once the FIAT arrived in Scottsdale, its disposition improved, and it was proudly driven into Westworld for display alongside the rest of the BarrettJackson star cars. (Okay, it was actually parked on the side of the main auction tent, not too far from the bidder's bar Porta-Johns.) SCM Brand and Event Manager Donald Osborne, who collects Alfa 2600s, Crosley Hot Shots and Lancia Fulvias, was immediately smitten by the FIAT, and tried to have his way with the car and make it his own. By Saturday afternoon, all the seminar registrants had snapped photos of themselves in front of the (in)famous car, and we were faced with a problem. Having never really thought Gaetze and Barrett would get the car to Scottsdale, we had no plan for what to do with the FIAT next. Some of us wanted to run it across the block and hope to ride to prosperity on the F-88's coattails. But Editor Martin's conflict of interest as a Speed Channel announcer for the auction (more likely his general refusal to ever make any money selling any of his old cars) had us looking for another SCMer we could toss the keys to as we headed to the airport. As usual, our readers came through. One SCMer came by our booth and volunteered to drive the car to California. While we missed dropping the car off with him, we were able to park it in another reader's garage—actually, in the slot formerly occupied by the F-88—before we had to catch our flights home. Now that the little blue car is within spitting distance of the West Coast, we're working on a number of different plans for the upcoming months, some rumored to include the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles. While exact details are not forthcoming, Editor Martin was spotted exchanging money with Glen Motmger, co-chair of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. (We suspect Mounger was paying out a bribe to keep the FIAT away from the 18th green.) Stay tuned.—Jeff Sabatini Compelling ideas for what we should do with the FIAT, offers to drive the car, and general comments can be sent to fiat@sportscarmar/cet. com.• Now that's a GM-Fiat alliance.  18 Editor Martin gets the keys for the first time.  In full event dress.  Mounger and Martin scheming

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During the weekend of September 30th through OctoLer 2nd '2005 You are invited lo offend le inaugural New York City Concours cl Elegance al Central Park, !!p NYC Concoups crEleciance, A Timeless Classic Bringing history back to its roots 101 years after the very first Automobile Salon opened in New York City. The return of this unique and highly regarded event will be held in New York City's world famous Central Park, September 30th through October 2nd, 2005. CON COUP S, EGANCE Known for its breathless city views and calming serenity Central Park provides a dramatic scenic backdrop for this exclusive world class event with New York City's best Hotels, Restaurants and shopping just steps away. Only the most important and significant classic cars will be shown during this special event making it almost a World Championship for the best classic cars. The third and final day will be an exclusive "Ferrari only" event showing the best examples of this fascinating marque. You are invited to join thousands of automobile enthusiasts and car collectors from all over the world to enjoy three full days of exciting automobiles on display which will be judged by renowned automotive experts, journalists, race car drivers and celebrities. friday, Sept. 30th - Sunday, Oct. 2nd' 2005 For further information regarding corporate and VIP hospitality contact: New Yoplc City Contours alegance New York NV USA Tel. 212-319-0800 info@nycconcoursdelegance.com

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Affordable Classic 1967-1973 Mercury Cougar The fiercest Cougar was an Eliminator fitted with blacked-out grille, side stripes, a spoiler and Ford's 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air by Mont Anne Peterson I t was Motor Trend's Car of the Year in 1967, and Car Life called it a "Mustang with class." Yet the Mercury Cougar has been mostly overlooked by collectors, and this relative of Ford's iconic pony car hasn't yet ascended to the heights of valuation that many other muscle cars have. This is good news for the budget-minded collector, as it's still possible to acquire a pretty nice Cougar for what would be a pittance in Hemi country. The Cougar debuted for 1967 as a two-door hardtop, with an aerodynamic roofline and hide-away headlights. It was based on the Mustang, but with a stretched wheelbase and some suspension modifications for a more comfortable ride. Ford's idea was to pursue the sports-luxury market, creating a serious rival for GM's myriad upmarket muscle cars like the Buick Skylark GS and Oldsmobile 442. To this end Cougars could be had with better appointments than their Ford-badged cousins, with simulated leather bucket seats, a woodrimmed steering wheel, and a simulated walnut dashboard all offered. Yet the Cougar still had the traditional pony car look, with a long hood and short rear deck. This Ivy Green cougar is a 1969 XR7 equipped with a 418 CJ with functional ram air The Competition Orange Cougar in the background is a 1970 Eliminator with a 351 Cleveland motor and power disc brakes. The 427 was replaced mid-year by Ford's 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air; while rated for insurance purposes at just 340 hp, many have estimated its true output equivalent to the 390 hp of the 427. Like with the Mustang, it was possible to find a trim level and drivetrain combination to suit any budget. The base model came equipped with the venerable Ford 289, making 200 hp with a two-barrel carburetor. A three-speed manual was standard, though a four-speed manual and a three-speed automatic were available. An optional four-barrel setup bumped output to 225 hp, and the GT option got you a 390ci V8 with a heavy-duty suspension. Halfway through the model year the XR-7 package was introduced, with a deluxe gauge set and a whole host of other interior upgrades. For 1968, a rare XR-7 option package was available, the XR-7G. Named in honor of famous SCCA Trans-Am Series driver Dan Gurney, an XR-7G could be fitted with one of six different powerplants, and carried a fiberglass hood scoop, styled steel wheels with radial tires, fog lamps, racing-style hood pins and special emblems. A sunroof, the first ever offered by a car manufacturer, was optional. Hertz bought 188 of the 619 XR-7Gs produced, making this iteration among the rarest and most valuable Cougars. Standard power units in 1968 were 302-ci V8s making 210 hp, and the 390 output climbed to 325 hp. Power junkies could be sated by the GT-E option, pairing a 427-ci V8 making 390 hp with a Merc-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission, along with suspension upgrades 20  The 428 CJ formed the basis for the fiercest production Cougar, 1969's Eliminator. The ongoing Detroit horsepower wars were nudging the Cougar further from the luxury realm, and this package included a blacked-out grille, side stripes, a spoiler, and a number of garish color options. Underhood, the Eliminator used Ford's 290-hp 351 Windsor as its standard powerplant, with the 428 optional. The CJ could propel the big Cougar down the quarter-mile in under 15 seconds, despite 1969's restyling that saw the car's proportions grow. A convertible model was also introduced for 1969, an attempt to broaden the appeal of a nolonger fresh car whose sales were waning. Three more model years saw the Cougar continue to grow in size as its sales shrank. Engine options in 1970 included a list of classic Ford mills: the 351 Cleveland, the Boss 302, and the 428 CJ. Mercury discontinued the Eliminator model for 1971, though a 429-ci CJ rated at 370 hp was offered. 1972 and 1973 saw engine "choices" shrink to just one, the 351. Just as in the rest of the muscle car market, these last Cougars were neutered by pollution regulations, so the big cat trod a new path more defined by luxury than power. A collector in the hunt for a Cougar should understand that with so many different equipment packages and options and most parts readily available, there are a lot of cars out there that have been modified with equipment that wasn't fitted when they left the factory. There is much less of a stigma associated with "clones" among Cougar enthusiasts than elsewhere in the muscle car realm, but you should still know what you're buying. If you're shopping for a Dan Gurney XR-7G or a real GT-E, be sure there's a paper trail associated with the car before you pay a premium. These models are the truly rare Cougars, with 619 XR-7Gs and 394 GT-Es produced. Know that a Cougar "Dan Gurney Special" is not the same thing as a real XR-7G, just a chrome dress-up package offered in 1967 and 1968. Like most muscle cars, engines determine a large part of a Cougar's desirability. For 1969 and 1970 Cougars with the Cobra Jet engine, the fifth digit of the V1N should be either an R or Q. With a large national club and an enthusiastic membership, more advice is readily at hand. If you are uncertain about a car's authenticity, there are plenty of resources available try starting at Marti Auto Works (martiauto.com), which offers production reports for all FoMoCo vehicles produced from 1967 to 1973. Base Cougars are not scarce, so there is no reason to buy a car with any rust whatsoever. Cars requiring mechanical work are less of a problem, as standard Ford parts availability is excellent. Due to this support, and their inherent mechanical simplicity, a Cougar can make a great daily driver. DETAILS Years produced: 1967-1973 Number produced: 614,225 Original list price: $2,851 (1967) 5CM Valuation: $10,000-$35,000 Tune-up/major service: $350 Distributor cap: $16.31 Chassis #: driver's side A-pillar Engine #: front left side of block, sometimes obscured by starter Club: Cougar Club of America, 18428 Siskiyou Rd., Apple Valley, CA 92307-1415 Web site: vm.cougorclub.org Alternatives: 1965-1973 Ford Mustang, 1968-1970 Buick Riviera SCM Investment Grade: C The market for Cougars is still growing. While they may never reach the peaks we've seen for other muscle cars, prices are following the general trend. For the XR-7G, GT-E and Eliminator, expect to pay in the $30,000-andup range, depending on options and condition. But a standard Cougar, even an XR-7 with decent options, can still be found for $10,000 to $15,000. Convertibles carry the typical premium, but know that many of the more desirable options were not available on the droptop. Regardless of the model, Cougars sell for chicken feed compared to the premium people are paying for the more popular pony cars. This likely won't last for long, as we're already seeing people step up and pay real money for "off-brand" muscle cars from the likes of AMC, Buick and Oldsmobile. Will Mercury be next?• Sports Car Marker

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Legal Files John Draneas Salvaging Your Insurance Claim The curator pointed out that a quick Bondo job would not restore the car to its pre-loss condition, as was legally required Before: damaged fin  A well-known automobile collector (you would all recognize him by name) was approaching another birthday. His wife scoured eBay, looking for the perfect surprise gift, until she hit upon a 1963 Cadillac convertible. Light blue metallic over dark blue vinyl with a white top, it was an excellent driver in 2- condition, unrestored but repainted. A few bids later, she was the winner at $12,000, and asked the curator of her husband's collection to get the car home in time for the celebration. But en route, the transport driver had a minor mishap. A tree limb punctured the fiberglass air deflector on the front of the covered transporter, and caused extensive damage to the left tailfin of the Caddy. The curator was assured that all would be taken care of by the carrier's insurance company, but it was still going to be a scramble to find a repair shop that was capable of fixing the car properly and in time for the birthday. The recommendation was that the car be transported to a well-known shop 200 miles away, where a new quarter panel would be welded in. Estimated repairs were $10,110.55. The insurance adjuster expressed a desire to inspect the damage before the repairs were made, so the curator made arrangements to have the transporter stop en route to the shop, off-load the Caddy so the adjuster could inspect it, and then reload it and continue the journey. All seemed to go well until the adjuster rendered his report: "No need to replace the 22  4fier: SN,214 vent, out of pocket quarter panel. The damaged fin can be pulled and straightened, all at a cost of $1,896." ABOUT THAT TITLE There's just one thing we haven't yet mentioned about this Cadillac—it had a salvage title. The insurance company used this fact to argue that the car couldn't be a collectible, so the $10k repair bill was unnecessary and the $1,896 was more than enough. The curator objected strenuously, pointing out that a quick Bondo job would not restore the car to its pre-loss condition, as was legally required. He had the collector's corporate attorney threaten the insurance company with a lawsuit, but that didn't work either. The curator then tried to settle the claim for less money, hoping to get something in the $4,500 range, but the adjuster didn't bite. And when the transport company was contacted and asked to chip in on the repair, it declined to do so, saying that it always did what its insurance company recommended. None of these negotiation tactics worked, as the adjuster knew that there just wasn't enough money involved to justify litigation. So the curator finally caved in, accepted the $1,896 settlement, paid the $10,110.55 bill to fix the car properly, and the repairs were completed in time for the birthday surprise. UNDERSTANDING "SALVAGE" The main point of contention in this situation was the salvage title. Under the laws of most states, a car's title is branded if an insurance company has paid a total loss with respect to the car. The "salvage" or "reconstructed" denotation on the title is intended to protect future purchasers who could get hoodwinked by someone who buys the wreck, repairs it, and then resells it without disclosure of the car's history. But our Caddy had acquired a salvage title in a more benign way—as a theft recovery. Some time ago, the car had been stolen and given up for lost. The insurance company paid the owner for the full value of the car, and thereby acquired ownership. When the police later recovered the car in substantially undamaged condition, it still got tagged with the salvage title because the insurance company had paid the full value of the car on the claim. WHAT'S COLLECTIBLE? I've written before about why crash damage to a car, even if properly repaired, will diminish its value because of the worry that the repairs might not have been properly performed. A salvage title is the ultimate diminution in value—in black and white for the world to see. There's a rule of thumb that a salvage title will reduce the value of a car by at least 25 percent, even if the car is properly repaired. Yet it is common knowledge that vintage Ferraris have been rebuilt from a box of parts or sometimes even less, and these cars can still be worth many millions of dollars. Scarcity and desirability have a huge impact on both Sports Car Market

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collectibility and values, so the right car, fully restored, may see a negligible impact on its value from a salvage title. At issue here, however, is the insurance company's assertion that a salvage title can keep a car from becoming a "collectible." That's certainly not true in any general sense, yet the Caddy was not a rare Ferrari, nor was it restored. To us, it's a collectible, but to the insurance adjuster, it's just an old car—one that he'd rather not pay 85 percent of its value to repair. GETTING REAL The real consideration in this case is the reasonableness of the repairs. Our curator wanted to replace the quarter panel because that was the "right" way to fix the car. The adjuster wanted to pull and straighten the tailfin, as that was the "good enough" way to fix the car. Is it necessary to pay the $100 per hour labor rate charged by a restoration shop? Or is the $40 rate charged by a "normal" shop adequate for a car with a salvage title? As always, the answer is, "It depends." It's really a question of balance. Just because it's your car that is damaged, the law doesn't necessarily give you the right to dictate how the repair is going to be made. You are entitled to have your loss remedied, but you are not entitled to take advantage of the situation to better the car. Does it make economic sense to spend $10,000 fixing the tailfin on a $12,000 car? Yes, if the car is special or if that is the only way to fix it. If there is a more reasonable way to fix it, then no. Rather than trying to solve that riddle, let's ask the question that never seemed to get asked: "Was the $1,896 estimate a real number?" That number came from the adjuster, not anyone who was actually going to make the repair. Did this adjuster really know much about what it takes to repair a 1963 Cadillac—or any vintage car, for that matter? Our curator was told by two shops that there was no way anyone was going to pull and straighten that tailfin. If that was true, the adjuster's bluff should have been called. It's pretty easy for an adjuster to blow smoke about what a repair shop will actually charge. Plus, no matter what the adjuster might tell you, you have the right to select the shop that is going to do the repair work. As long as the selected shop is going to make the repairs in a reasonable manner, commensurate with the overall condition and value of the car, the insurance company is going to have to pay the bill, even if they know some fly-by-night operation that would do the "same" work at a fraction of the cost. YOU MAY HAVE TO SUE I know this is a pretty easy thing for a lawyer to say, but sometimes you just have to file suit to get fair treatment. No one really wants to do this, because the legal fees can easily exceed the value of the claim. But this holds true for the insurance company as well. It would have cost them far more than the $8,000 differential to litigate this case. And filing a lawsuit is not all that expensive; taking it through trial is where the costs mount. Insurance adjusters are trained to be conservative, and they operate within a very limited settlement range. Filing suit will move the case to an attorney, who will know the costs of litigation and will usually have a broader settlement range. The trick is to manage your costs while appearing to be determined, until a reasonable settlement can be worked out. If it can't get done quickly, cut your losses and get out. That's an aggressive strategy, and you have to be prepared for a potential backfire, but it often turns out to be the only way to get treated fairly. On the more practical side, the transport company could have helped the situation by kicking in a few thousand bucks. Our high profile car owner spends literally tens of thousands of dollars every year having his cars moved – he has to be a lucrative account. But the next time he needs a car moved, what do you think the chances are his curator will have this hauler's number on speed dial?• John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. If you have been involved in a legal situation that you think might make a good topic, please e-mail legalfilesgsportscarmarIcet.com. "We Share Your Passion for Classic Cars" h; Toll Free (800) 678-5173  April 2005 Instant Quotes Online: wwwpanshheacock.com 23

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Collecting Thoughts Hooked on Classics Over 15 years, Mark Hyman has built up a successful and respected business on top-flight pre-war classics, sports cars, and curiosities by Paul Duchene bread vans, mail trucks, fire trucks, and a fully restored Packard tow truck. Hyman says he got into the car business by accident in 1989 after the commercial real estate market went flat and he went back to college for a degree in international finance. But his background discounts any idea of "by accident" as he enthusiastically recalls his childhood. "I think you fall into this when you're born. My father and grandfather were in the tire business and I remember sitting on the floor with toys everywhere around me and I'd be putting toy cars on toy trucks, and taking them off. That's what I still do today, just with full-sized ones." At 16 he restored his first, a 1937 Dodge pickup, which he still owns. "It's still gorgeous but I haven't driven it in some time," he says. Mark Hyman alongside his 1938 Delahaye L egend has it that horses talk to good horse traders. Experts can cast an almost cursory glance at an animal and say, "I'll buy him." Collector car dealer Mark Hyman seems to have the same ability. "I've spent hundreds of hours on auction blocks. I don't know exactly how I do it, but in seconds I can know the good and bad. I look at door gaps, panel fit, paint and finish, engine details. There are lots of hints and clues. Many things speak integrity, quality, professionalism, purity, and originality," he says. "If you find a bald spare, look further and you'll find other things. An exhaust piece that's a flex pipe? You'll find more half-assed things." Hyman, 45, goes to dozens of collector car auctions each year and has for the past 15 years. He's there at the opening gavel and he's there at the end. In between, he's buying cars and talking with his crew on walkie-talkies about details they've discovered. "He's the shrewdest buyer in the market," says SCM editor Martin, who started in the collector car business at the same time as Hyman in 1989. "He always buys cars he likes; it's both a passion and a business to him." Hyman concurs. "We don't deal in cars we don't like. I love cars. Period," he says and cites his own personal favorite sports car as an example. "I have a 1962 tri-carb Austin-Healey 3000. I must have owned 100 of them, but this is the 24 perfect Healey. It's a six- or seven-year-old ground-up restoration that's been used some. It's a show car but not a concours car, red with black leather and chrome wire wheels. Certain cars, you walk up and it talks to you; you start it and it's singing; you drive down the road and say, 'Wow! This thing is really special. Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars sells 300 collector cars a year from a $2 million building in St. Louis. The 35,000-square-foot showroom displays 175 vehicles, the restoration shop can handle 20 at one time, and Hyman has seven full-time employees. "The most important thing is to have cars of exceptional quality," he says. Hyman focuses on pre-war American classics, '30s and '40s European classics—particularly custom-bodied cars—and a wide range of sports cars and curiosities he just can't resist. At press time, his showroom includes two 1931 Auburn boattail Speedsters; six Austin-Healey 3000s; seven Jaguars; a dozen Cadillacs from 1929 to 1959 including V8s, V12s, and a V16; three Cords; six Delahayes; a 1934 Duesenberg; and the bizarre McQuay-Norris Streamliner, which looks like it belongs in a Flash Gordon comic strip. Hyman is thrilled with it. "They built six in St. Louis in 1934. It's the most bizarre thing to drive—you sit about ten feet back from the windshield," he says, and it could be yours for $149,500. He's also owned a 1948 Davis threewheeler, 1911 Daimler double-decker bus, In the past two or three years, he's been so successful that the bar has been raised. Hyman reflected, "My taste has become more sophisticated and the cars we deal with have become increasing rare and valuable. In my office I have a 1938 Delahaye with a Figoni and Falaschi body—the Best of Show winner at Pebble Beach in 2000. Ten years ago I would never have believed I'd sit in this car, much less buy it. I would have laughed. It's one of the most important cars in the world and it sits in my office every day!" Winning best of show at Pebble Beach usually boosts a car's value past $1 million. While Hyman doesn't want to say what the red-andwhite roadster cost him, he admits it was "a good bit more than that." Not a bad state of affairs for a man who remembers trolling back-street garages, fields, and barns for $1,000 Triumph TR3s in the late '80s to send to Europe in home-built "sixpack" containers, to be sold for $2,000-$3,000 apiece. "We still make our own shipping containers," Hyman laughed. "I got away from project cars but I love them. When you buy or sell a car that needs restoration, it is what it is. There's no level of expectation. It's just a car with rusty floors that needs everything and I say, 'I'll take it." The first car Hyman bought and sold was a Facel Vega II that he heard about while working in real estate. He got a lead on the car in East St. Louis and followed it up. "There I was in a business suit and a new Mercedes in a part of town I should not be in. I knocked on the door and asked this old lady, 'I hear you have a car for sale?' I got a car with no wheels, no glass, and no seats; it was rusty and Sports Car Market

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the hood was smashed in. I sold it two weeks later at a substantial profit (he got $50,000 for it) and I thought, 'This is really fun!' It changed my life. Instead of suits and ties and meetings I was wearing jeans, driving an old pickup truck, and smoking cigars. It was two or three years before I was making money, but I did what my heart told me to do." In 1989 Hyman jumped into the late '80s boom, which went bust. In his first seven or eight years, 95% of his business was export. "If people called us with American accents, we knew they wouldn't buy. We did a lot of business in Western Europe and Japan. In the last four or five years it's turned around and 95% of our business is in the U.S. The exchange rate to Europe is good but there's an enormous amount of money in the U.S. market. Eight or nine years ago a BJ8 Austin-Healey would sell for $22,500. That was a good price until five years ago; now it's two and three times that amount." Hyman's favorite area of collecting is prewar American and European classics, and he waxes eloquently about the quality of the work that went into Aubums, Cords, Duesenbergs, Lincolns, Marmons, Chrysler Imperials, and Packards—where 95% of the workforce made just 5% of the top-flight cars. His favorite category is French classics like Delahayes, Delages, Talbot-Lagos and Bugattis, which he considers works of art. Hyman counsels buyers to look for the biggest and rarest Full Classics, preferably with a custom body. "You can buy these cars for far less than the cost of restoration and most of them have been restored and cherished. They're overlooked and they have inherent value. They're engineering marvels with old-world craftsmanship. Muscle cars and street rods are grossly overvalued. .People are paying huge sums for cars that are less important." Hyman's favorite family touring car is a 1934 Packard phaeton, but he also has a restored 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial roadster for concours. "I only ever drive it on and off the trailer," he says. Hyman estimates that more than half his business is with repeat customers, and says a lot of what he does now is advise people about collections, help them find a theme and then round up cars to fill that out. "Somebody will call me up and say I've got 15 cars and I want eight of them gone. We'll sit down and figure out a direction and replace the junk with good stuff." He also buys complete collections of cars that simply can't be taken to auction as they are. "People will tell me they've got 10 or 12 cars that haven't been moved in years. They have bad gas, no brakes, and they want to sell them. I figure it'll be $5,000 to bring the car up to snuff, $1,000 to ship it, $500 to $1,000 to enter it and 10% to sell it. On a $50,000 car—do the math. It's 20% of the value of the car. So I make an offer on the lot for 15% less and my shop does all the work." Hyman has advice for both buyers and sellers at auctions. The first is to do your research. If you're buying, know all about the model you're interested in. If you're selling, make sure the auction you're considering gets good prices for cars like yours. "A car many people can relate to will do well. Cars that look like jewelry do well; cars out of the mainstream do not. Really good original cars with a patina don't usually sell well either. A 1967 Jaguar E-type with a rotisserie restoration will outsell the same car with 10,000 original miles. The original should be iticOrtay- Norris Strecuithner worth more, but people don't care." Hyman also warns that price guides are just that; if two people show up who want the same car the price can skyrocket and the winner can pay too much. "The thing that scares me about auctions is that people can get carried away and overpay substantially. When guys get nailed like that, they may have had a great time, but when they get home they realize they've taken a major hit, and that takes the fun out of it. I'm concerned they're not coming back to the hobby." He also counsels that there are a lot of factors at auctions designed to make buyers do things that aren't prudent—one being alcohol. "The adrenaline rush at an auction is fabulous. And television coverage—if people see a TV camera, they spend amounts and do things they'd never imagine, just for the thrill of being seen by the folks back home." Editor Martin's career as a car buyer and seller ended sometime in the early '90s; when the market collapsed he focused on growing SCM. But Hyman stuck it out, becoming one of the premier collector car dealers in the U.S., with a worldwide reputation. And in the end, it all comes from one thing: his overriding passion for rare and unusual automobiles of all sizes and shapes.• 1934 Packard April 2005 1931 .4liburn 13oattad 25

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SCM Picks  A Palm Beach Weekend Cavallino Classic and the new Palm Beach International Concours d'Elegance brought out some exotic winter birds By Tad Dinsmore est Palm Beach, FL, became the center of the collector universe for one warm and sunny weekend in late January. The Cavallino Classic at The Breakers represented a Mecca for Ferraristi, while the Palm Beach Invitational at the nearby Polo Grounds in Wellington drew a more diverse representation of marques. On the lawn at The Breakers, gentlemen in hand-tailored suits and women in wide-brimmed hats strolled through history. Limitedproduction Ferraris, like the 121 LM and 196 SP, conjured up visions of heated competition, even for those far too young to recall the historic events they had won. When one collector fired up his 250 SWB, he might as well have been tossing 100,000 Lira notes into the air for the crowd it attracted. The passion fueled by the rosso was tempered somewhat by the lack of any formal organization to the day. And it is odd how a single Enzo or 360 is an arresting sight, but a bevy of them nesting together becomes somehow ordinary. Sad, too, were the cries of the displaced, as 360 Modena owners clustered around the new F430 on display, wondering how they would deal with no longer being in the flavorof-the-month club. Among the tifosi, I spied notable pilots such as Luigi Chinetti Jr. and Derek Bell, along with a host of SCM subscribers including Jon Shirley, Stephen Posner, Tom Shaughnessy, Bill Noon, David Gooding, Mitch Katz, Miles Morris and Matt Jones. Not far from the Breakers Hotel, Donald Trump married his latest Barbie doll, and I wondered if she was just an apprentice and how long it would be until she was fired. The paparazzi were out in force; we saw few present or potential SCMers among them. We did notice that more guests arrived in Maybach Type 62s (we didn't see any entry-level Type 57s) than Rolls Phantoms, but the wretched 206 SP 250 TR, and 250 SWB from the collection of Brazilian Carlos Monteverde 26 Sports (or Market

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excess wedding vehicle award went to a stretch Hummer that appeared to have a hot tub in the back. On the other side of town, the inaugural Palm Beach International Concours d'Elegance was a success, despite a rather out-of-theway location at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club. Ferraris from Cavallino made their way to the spacious grounds, joining such diverse machines as a Simplex Crane, a Benetton Lotus F! car, and the hands-down crowd favorite, the Bugatti T57C. One would have been hardpressed to surmise that this was the first incarnation of the event, as organizer Andrew Carduner and his staff did an exceptional job. Editor Martin performed ably as the master of ceremonies for the day; Concorso Italiano's Jack and Leslie Wadsworth, on a busman's holiday, enjoyed being spectators rather than organizers. Given the high quality of the machinery, and the enthusiasm of the crowds, the future does indeed look bright for the PBI. Florida, known for its 'gators and DETAILS Cavallino 2006 January 17-22, 2006 The Breakers at Palm Beach www.cayallino.com The Palm Beach International Concours January 22, 2006 Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club www.palmbeachconcours.com 1915 Crane Simplex, America's answer to the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost - Hemingway's mint-flavored mojitos, is fast becoming a center of the collector car world. With Amelia Island, Cavallino and the Palm Beach International as the concours linchpins, and the RM and Barrett-Jackson auctions providing the commercial sizzle, West Coasters are going to have to put the Sunshine State onto their travel itineraries in 2006.* The wedding that "Trumped" all others 1939 Bugatti 57C Stelvio Cabriolet, awarded Best in Show at the Palm Beach International  April 2005  No shortage of vintage Ferraris 27

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Photos: Bonham 1966 275 GTB Even if we put Dirty Harry's star power aside, we're looking at a $400k price tag, more than a 75-percent jump in price since 2003 by Steve Ahlgnm DETAILS Years produced: 1964-1966 Number produced: 474 (all 275 GIB two-cam variants) Original list price: $11,500 SCM Price Guide: $250,000-$375,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,000-$3,000 Distributor cap: $450, two required Chassis #: right front chassis roil by top of shock mount, plate on right inner fender Engine #: right side near starter motor, back of block Club: Ferrari Club of America, P. O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: www.ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1963-1964 Alfa Romeo TZ-1, 1959-1963 Aston Martin DB4GT SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 8359 Engine number: 8359 p erhaps no car better epitomizes classic Ferrari design than the 275 GTB. Penetrative nose, long bonnet, low cabin and a short, neat tail are the ingredients that make for a masterpiece of sports car design. The 275 GTB drew inspiration from the preceding 250 GTO, and along with its timeless appearance introduced a number of important milestones for Ferrari including independent rear suspension and a transaxle-mounted, five-speed gearbox. Following its launch at the Paris Motor Show in October 1964, subtle improvements to the original recipe were not long in coming. Towards the end of 1965, the nose was lengthened to improve high speed stability, coinciding with the enlargement of the rear window for greater visibility and the boot hinges moving to the outside in order to give a little more luggage space. Any 275 GTB is a special car, but the one on offer here is very special. It was bought as a personal gift from film director Dino de Laurentiis, to show his appreciation to one of Hollywood's most enduring and instantly recognizable stars, none other than Clint Eastwood. Fast cars and fast-living actors have always gone hand in hand, but Clint Eastwood, like fellow actors Paul Newman and Steve McQueen, had more than a passing interest in automotbiles. He went on to own several Ferraris, including a factory-built Group 4 Daytona which Newman raced for him. Ordered from Ferrari's Maranello works, S/N 8359 featured coachwork in Grigio Notte (gunmetal gray) complimented by black leather upholstery, optional head rests, radio console, Borrani wire wheels and a speedometer reading in miles per hour. The new berlinetta was delivered to the Italian capital, where Eastwood was on the set of The Witches. Eastwood quickly changed the car's color to the present dark green, also fitting a CB radio, which is still present. Once its duties in Italy were completed, the car was shipped to America for Eastwood's use, and registered in Nevada in his name. Rarely do we come across such an interesting combination of a universally acclaimed Ferrari model whose history is inextricably linked with two of cinema's greatest characters, both of whom somehow seem ideally suited to the car in question. One can only imagine the reaction of Rome's young female population back in 1966 when Hollywood's coolest star 28  rode into town with Ferrari's newest stallion. The SCA4 analysis: This car sold for $485,647 at Bonhams ' Gstaad auction, held on Dec. 18, 2004. A quick check of an SCM Price Guide circa 2003 showed a base 275 GTB at $150,000-$200,000. A long nose model gets a $25,000 bump, so a car like the one pictured here had a book value of about $225,000 two years ago. A pretty far cry from $485k, isn't it? And even if we put Dirty Harry's star power aside, the 2005 guide shows these same cars at $250,000-$375,000. Add the premium for the long nose, and we're looking at a $400k price tag anyway. Do the math—that's more than a 75-percent jump in price, regardless of celebrity ownership. The point is simple: The last two years have seen values for most blue-chip collectable Ferraris soar, and the 275 GTB has been one of the biggest and most deserving beneficiaries of this trend. The 275's rise in value can be blamed at least partially on people buying cars to participate in last year 's factory-endorsed 275 reunion. Indeed, the increasing popularity of historic events has driven up prices of many collectible cars, and in some cases we 've seen something akin to a buying hysteria. But the bigger story here is the slide of the U.S. dollar Ferraris are a world commodity, sold and purchased in many different currencies, and rapid changes in these markets have a radical effect on Prancing Horse values. The recent effect of the falling dollar cannot be underestimated, as the 30-percent slide against the Euro since 2003 means that a Ferrari offered for $200,000 then, and now priced at $250,000, would actually cost $190,000 adjusted for the exchange rate, if your cur- Sports Car Market 1966 Ferrari 275 GIB Lot #279; S/N 06787 Condition: 2 Sold at $341,000 RM Auctions; Monterey, CA; 8/12/2004 SCM ID# 34881 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Lot #427; S/N 08769 Condition: 1Sold at $421,568 Coys; Monte Carlo, Monaco; 5/15/2004 SCM ID# 08769

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rency of choice has always been the Euro. If you 're in the market for a 275, not only are you a few years late, but you're also faced with a broad array of cars called "275 GTB" that couldn't be more different. There are three main variations of the 275 GTB series. The original version is referred to as a "short nose," the second, "long nose," and the final series is the 275 GTB/4, commonly known as the four-cam and featuring the long-nose body with subtle updates and a hotter version of the engine. Among the three variations are other differences, like steel or alloy bodies, and motors fitted with three or six carburetors. There are both competition models and a handful of spyders, and each model and variation has a commensurately different value, running from as little as $200,000 to as much as $10,000,000. As we've written before, if you don't know your 275s, seek counsel with an expert. The car pictured here is a long-nose, two-cam 275. When and how Eastwood sold it is a little fuzzy, but in 1988 it went to the Musee de Muriaux, a museum in Switzerland, via a Ft. Lauderdale, FL, dealer It stayed at the museum until bought by an Ecuadorian businessman (the Gstaad seller), who left the car in Europe to use on events there. He had the engine rebuilt and the mechanicals freshened; the car has been described as exceptionally original and in excellent condition. $1,000,000 $800,000 $600,000 $400,000 $200,000 20 YEAR PICTURE — 1965-66 Ferrari 275 GIB —1968-73 Maserati Ghibli SS — 1967-68 Lamborghini 4000GT 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Black Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehicle Value Guide. CPI is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. 800.367.3759, www.blacicbookusa.com • Although the car sold at just mid-estimate, its $485k was a recent high for a two-cam 275 GTB. Even at this record price, the determined Italian buyer got a bargain. Good luck finding another Ferrari under $500,000 that will get you as much bang for the buck, especially in this market. Not only will its new owner gain entry into most of the topflight events, but the Eastwood provenance will also draw a crowd. A personable fellow can take advantage of the opportunity and make a host of new friends every weekend, between hot laps and wine tastings. And even ff the new owner just stands in his garage and admires his new toy, it's still an excellent example of one of Ferrari's best. This price, aside from the Eastwood provenance, may be six months to a year ahead of the general two-cam 275 market, but I don't see an end to the climbing values any time soon. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.). America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership www.RTGT.com MASI UA I I is & Maseratis 50 April 2005 560 800.547.4455 203 NE 122nd, Portland, OR 97230

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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan All About Daytona Conversions While sellers proclaim that some cut Daytonas are "Scaglietti conversions," this is simply creative used-car salesmanship B etween 1968 and 1974, Ferrari built what many old-timers consider the last "real" Ferrari, the 365 GTB/4 Daytona. A frontengined, 350-horsepower, 4.4liter V12 cruiser equipped with a six-pack of Weber carburetors, the Daytona offered effortless high-speed touring coupled with stunning acceleration. The  and Scaglietti-built body offered phallic good looks with a long Pininfarina-designed 1971 Ferrari Daytona conversion nose, abrupt tail and an aggressive nose-down, tail-up stance that has become one of the design statements of the era. A well-tuned Daytona will do 60 mph in first gear, 85 in second, 115 in third, and 150 in fourth, leaving one more gear for those brave enough to exceed 170 mph in a car designed and engineered in the '60s. The Daytona was a legend in its own time, the weapon of choice for Brock Yates and Dan Gurney in their legendary 36-hour trans-continental Cannonball Run. In its October 1970 issue, Road & Track magazine called the Daytona "the best sports car in the world. Or the best GT. Take your choice; it's both." Buyers obviously agreed, and the Daytona became the most popular front-engined V12 Ferrari two-seater built to date. In addition to the 1,279 coupes, another 122 spyders were built by the factory (these are the most recent, updated production numbers and replace those in the most recent SCM Price Guide). These are the "real" Daytona Spyders, and were also designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. GET OUT YOUR SAWZALL In the late 1970s, prices for used spyders climbed to the then-shocking heights of about $75,000, while coupes were selling for a mere $25,000. This led to a cottage industry of converting often well-used coupes into spyders. While many attempted conversions, four shops did most of them: Autokraft in England did about 10 cars; Auto Sport (a.k.a. Bacchelli) in Modena, Italy, converted about 25; my shop, Michael Sheehan's European Auto Restoration, in Costa Mesa, CA, did about 28 conversions; and the Richard Straman Company, also in Costa Mesa (on the same street and only a few hundred feet from my front door), converted about 35 Daytonas. Throw in a dozen or so cars done by long-forgotten shops and you get a total of just over 100 cut coupes. THE MYTH While sellers and auction houses often proclaim that some of these cars are "Scaglietti conversions," implying that the cars were sent back to Scaglietti for a "factory-blessed" chop job, this is simply creative used car salesmanship. Scaglietti built its first body for Ferrari in 1948, became an exclusive Ferrari supplier around 1961, and was absorbed into Fiat in 1969 as the in-house Ferrari body builder, much like Fisher Body at GM. Scaglietti neither could, nor would, take on the process of turning a Daytona coupe into a spyder, just as GM would not take back your 1974 Cadillac Coupe de Ville to chop its top three years after you bought it. The reality is that Scaglietti did supply body parts out the back door for a variety of Ferraris, including Daytona Spyders, well into the late 1980s, and so Auto Sport in Modena simply went down the road, bought new-old-stock rear body clips, deck lid frames and skins, top bows, header bars, latches and door glass from Scaglietti, making its spyder conversion 30  process faster, but not necessarily better or worse than those of us who had to fabricate new upper panels for our conversions. The conversion process varied considerably, in that many cars simply had the top chopped off and the original coupe trim pieces modified, while a few underwent a complete remanufacture, with subframe and wheel well modifications included to match those of the original factory Spyders. While the frame and basic body structure of a factory-built coupe and spyder are identical, all coupes left the factory with fiberglass inner fender wells and a fiberglass bulkhead between the cockpit and trunk, while the factory-built spyders were fitted with steel inner wheel wells, both front and rear, and a steel reinforced bulkhead between the cockpit and trunk area, all meant to stiffen the body shell. The factory-built spyders also had extra bracing between the front wheel well and the firewall, in the front cockpit foot wells and through the rocker sill panels. Ferrari did this to improve structural rigidity, but few clients were willing to spend the many thousands of dollars required to change these panels, meaning most spyder conversions kept the fiberglass inner structure, making them slightly less rigid than a factory-built spyder. DO THE MATH So what ever happened to the shops that made a living giving coupes a haircut? Well, we had a good run, but eventually the economic realities of the Ferrari market put us out of business. In 1977 it cost approximately $20,000 and up to convert a coupe, depending on who did the work and what additional repairs were necessary. (Many of the cars we used had been rolled or heavily crashed.) By 1984 this number had risen to about $45,000. At the same time, the prevalence of spyder conversions led to their being valued not with the factory spyders, but as a bump to the price of a coupe. And as the prices for all things Ferrari began to soar in the late 1980s, it became a lot easier to make money buying and selling, rather than going through the arduous process of transforming a wrecked coupe into a convertible. At the peak of the market madness in 1989, both Daytona coupes and spyder conversions sold for about $500,000, give or take, while factory spyders went for well over $1,000,000. Today things are a good bit more realistic, with nice coupes selling for about $150,000, while a conversion will fetch $175,000. Original spyders are going for $500,000, a big premium, but nowhere near the high-water mark. Today the price to complete a conversion would be astronomical, far more than the $45k it cost 20 years ago. For a $25,000 bump in value, it just doesn't make sense. That's why no one is even attempting spyder conversions anymore—not to mention that the patterns for the sheet metal and top bows are long gone and the experienced fabricators have since scattered. In my opinion, if you value open-air motoring, and don't mind driving a conversion, a properly-done chop-job Daytona represents a terrific value. They will never be much more highly valued than stock coupes, but there's nothing like having the top down at 150 mph with the sound of the Webers sucking in front and the four tailpipes spitting out the melody of the V12 in the rear.• Sports Car Market

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English Profile 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Continentals were lightened versions of the standard steel-bodied cars, built for high-speed cruising by Dave Kinney DETAILS Years produced: 1955-1959 Number produced: 431 or 432, depending on sources Original list price: $13,500 (1957) 5CM Price Guide: $52,500-$300,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,480 Distributor cap: $130 Chassis #: plate on the firewoll Engine #: upper front corner of the left side of the crankcase Club: Bentley Drivers Club, 16 Chearsley Road, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 9AW, U.K. Web site: www.bdcl.co.uk Alternatives: 1956-1958 Ferrari 250 GTE, 1958-1963 Aston Martin DB4 SCM Investment Grade: B Chassis number: BC2IEL T he post-war heyday of Bentley was with the Continental models, from their introduction in 1952. The combination of sporting performance and a beautifully clothed chassis made for the ultimate in long distance luxury touring. The name itself became synony- mous with elegance. With the arrival of the 4.9-liter Sl, the final edition of Crewe's historic straight-six, there came enhanced power with an increased compression ratio, and larger carburetors and inlet valves. Bentley would never say directly how much more power the S I made, admitting only to a 13-percent increase in output. A "long" rear axle held down the revs at high speed, while well judged improvements to suspension, steering and braking insured that road manners kept pace with performance. Later came Park Ward's supremely elegant and longer, slightly lower coachwork in both fixed and drophead form. It used advanced technology with high-duty alloys in the structure supporting the aluminum shell. The suave new shape was nearly 12 inches longer than before, with greater luggage space, optional electric windows, power steering, and a more elaborate climate control system. This excellent example was first delivered to a P.O. Swiffen in March 1958. According to its old log book, in the early 1960s it was finished in silver, and from 1966 resided in the Bournemouth area through four owners. In 1973, it was purchased by Dr. Sidney Whitteridge of London and then Inverness, and remained in his ownership until 1994, when it was sold at public auction following his death. It had languished in a lengthy period of storage, and was subsequently recommissioned for the road at the behest of the new owner, Eddie Shah. The Continental passed to the present owner in 1996 when it was acquired at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast Club annual rally. Upon acquisition, the car was committed to Jack Barclay for a thorough service and overhaul. Thus began a regular maintenance and revision of the car's condition, later at noted Rolls-Royce and Bentley experts English Automotive of West Molesley. Over the last eight years, work completed has included a respray to 32  the present green color, refurbishment of the bodywork and sills, and continued maintenance of the mechanicals. Today the car is offered in tidy and usable order. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $72,944 at the Christie's London auction, held Dec. 7, 2004. There has long been a difference between sports cars and cars of a sporting nature. No one would accuse a Bentley Continental of being what we normally think of as a sports car, yet, as a sporting car, the Continental is at the top of the list for cars built just after World War II. To Europeans, the name itself denotes high-speed, longdistance touring, as Bentley made it known that its Continental was "the fastest four-seater in the world" at the time—a boastful claim for any vehicle. 1957 Bentley Si Continental 4.9 Lot #503; BC410J Condition: 1Sold at $113,460 Bonhams; Kettering, UK; 6/19/2004 SCM ID# 34496 1957 Bentley Si Continental Lot #954; S/N BC75BG Condition: 1+ Sold at $150,671 Bonhams-Goodman; Sydney, Australia; 5/23/2004 SGM ID# 33913 The Continental debuted in 1952, a derivative of the R-type sedan, which itself was adapted from the 1946 Mark VI. It employed a 4.5-liter straight six, developed from the venerable Rolls-Royce motor that dated to the 1922 Twenty. Just 208 of these H.J. Mulliner-bodied fastbacks were produced over three years, stunning cars that expertly blended aerodynamics and beautiful Italian design with staid, English traditionalism. Continentals were built to be a touchstone among Bentleys. In his excellent book Bentley: Fifty Years of the Marque, Johnnie Green writes, "The Bentley R-type Continental became a classic in its own time, and a collector's piece without experience of which no connoisseur of motoring can consider his life complete." Sports Car Market

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The Si Continental was introduced in 1955, featuring a larger bore that pushed displacement to 4.9 liters. The commensurate increase in power was certainly appreciated, as by that time many Bentley customers were ordering their cars with automatic transmissions, power windows, and power steering, features that added to the weight of the car The great V8 era of the 1960s had not yet begun, and Si Continentals could still make do with this enlarged six-cylinder (This wouldn't last for long—although many purists might disagree, the later S2 and S3 Continentals sorely needed their V8s for the era of high-speed motorways, autoroutes and interstates.) The Si Continental's purported top speed of 110-120 mph was certainly adequate, if not unexpected for its time. The Continentals were designed by in-house Rolls-Royce stylist J.P. Blatchley, and developed primarily by Ivan Evernden. They were built for speed, lightened aluminum versions of the standard steel-bodied cars, fitted with lighter bumpers and seats. When the SI was introduced, both Park Ward and Mulliner produced coupes, while only Park Ward had a catalogued convertible. Of course, as with any European luxury car of this era, a number of specialist coachbuilders bodied, or in some cases rebodied, Continentals. While production of the standard steel Si Bentley totaled 3,072 cars (plus 35 long-wheelbase models), only 431 or 432 S1 Continentals were built. It has since joined the R-type Continental as the most collectible postWO. model, with the SCM Price Guide listing Si Continentals between $52,500 and $300,000, depending largely on body style, with left-hand drive drophead coupes topping the range. The car pictured here was bodied by Park Ward, the lowest Si Continental iteration on the value scale, at between $52,500 and $90,000. It can be best described as a "road restoration," with evidence of plenty of work done, but at no time did the car appear to have been comprehensively disassembled for a nutand-bolt restoration. The interior was very well fitted and done correctly in the original style. Although there was light wear to the seats, the wood and carpets appeared quite nice, despite the overwhelming smell of wool that had been wet one time too many. More time could have been spent on the paintwork, and indeed the bodywork but for a driver, the car showed acceptably. As with many European-owned Bentleys, this car appears to have been used in the manner for which it was designed—crossing continents at a brisk pace. Even though it is no longer the fastest way to get from Amsterdam to Zaire, at this price everyone wins. A reasonable car for reasonable money. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* THE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETA DURABLE, MODULAR, FUNCTIONAL _ BALDH E DGARAGE ENHAN' EMENT EYESTE:4S BALDHEAD CABIN SOLID MAPLE  PULL-OUT BUTCHER BLOCK TOP FASTENER 'DRAWER PULL-OUT SHELVES PRECISION BALL ". BEARING SLICES 17290 Newhope Street • Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Telephone: 877.966.2253 • www.BaldheadCabinets.com April 2005  33

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English Patient Gary Anderson Six Solid Roadsters Are you looking for a classic sports car to drive to fun places, or for a car to have fun with when you want to drive? D ear SCM: I'm in the market for a British sports car. I would like to buy a very good, restored weekend driver. I've owned a Triumph TR4 and an MGA, but those were back in my college days. Now I'm just looking for something fun, something that will normally start and run, and something that may have some potential to keep its value. I've been looking at Sunbeams, but I don't know much about them. I've thought about another Triumph or MGA, but I don't know if that is a good idea. Healeys are probably going to be more money than I want to spend. So I'm looking for suggestions on what model to buy, any special bits of information you could impart, and your thoughts on price and what to stay away from.—J.R, via e-mail I should start by noting that the phrase "a British car that will normally start and run" is considered an oxymoron in some circles. However, if a British sports car is bought carefully, with advice from someone who knows the marque, then properly fettled by a specialist to make it safe and roadworthy, and after that given regular maintenance, it is certainly capable of dependable long-term use. British cars from the 1950s and 1960s routinely complete coast-to-coast journeys today with few or no problems. I put your question to a group of my British car friends, who suggested that your choice should meet the following criteria: 1. Your car should be capable of modern highway speeds and be in good enough condition to be rugged and reliable. 2. It should be easy to work on, with repair and maintenance parts readily available. 3. It should have a good regional club network, on which you can rely for advice, technical assistance, and comradeship. 4. Good examples need to be generally available at reasonable prices. 5. You will probably want to restrict your search to cars built before 1973, so you don't need to worry about smog restrictions in the most restrictive states. But before you even get this far, there's another question to ask. Bob Kinderlehrer, the former president of my local Triumph club and a longtime owner of a TR3, suggests that you ask yourself whether you are looking for a classic sports car to drive to fun places, or for a car to have fun with when you want to drive. If you're interested in vintage sports car driving for its own sake, for the sheer thrill a classic car can bring when you take it out for a bit of exercise regardless of where you are actually heading, then any of the following British roadsters should fit the bill. 1963-1967 MOB You mention Sunbeams. While they are nice enough cars, there aren't many around, and good examples are difficult to find. Not so for the MGB. These roadsters are everywhere and as such, prices are more than reasonable. Good-to-excellent examples that don't require any major work can be found in most areas for $8,000 to $14,000, and in proper condition, they're almost trouble-free. No wonder a recent classic car magazine poll voted the mid-'60s MGB as the best sports car of all time. The most desirable models are the "pull-handle" chrome bumper models from the mid-'60s, with piping-trimmed leather upholstery. While they built them through 1980, from 1968 on they became progressively less interesting due to smog and safety regulations. 1969-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 The six-cylinder Triumph, restyled from the TR250 by Karmann, is the most comfortable model of the Triumph line, far more so than the TR4. The clean lines and classic interior make a nice combination. In tests when it was new, magazines declared it the "last of the true sports cars." In terms of cost for condition and performance, the TR6 is probably the best bargain among British sports cars now. Look for one that has been restored to factory specs with relatively few upgrades, as many TR6s were ridden hard and put away wet. Good examples are pretty easy to find at $10,000-$15,000. 1955-1961 TRIUMPH TR3 The TR3 is a sports car for the real purist, with the distinctive quirkiness of styling and handling that set sports cars apart from the herd in the '50s. They're far more interesting than the TR4, with knuckle-dragger low doors, limited weather protection, ox-cart suspension and heavy steering, making this car a true character-builder. Still, they're in their element at highway speeds, especially if equipped with overdrive. These cars are treasured by their owners so they don't come on the open market very often, but excellent drivers can be bought for $15,000-$20,000. 1963 "pullhandle - MGB 34 1971 Triumph TR6 Sports Car Market

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1962 MGA 1600 Mk 11  1959 Triumph TR3 1955-1962 MGA The MGA is attractive in an almost Italian way. Though limited in interior space, it is quite comfortable and very easy to work on. MGAs have built up their own strong support group, though they're not as common as Bs. Handling is exceptional, well beyond what would be required by the engine's unexceptional power. 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 M1(111 However, a well-done B engine swap is perfectly acceptable and makes the car into a great long-distance cruiser. MGAs are really beginning to come into their own and prices are starting to go up into Healey territory. Go for the plain vanilla 1500 or 1600, skipping the rare Deluxe and expensive, finicky Twin-Cam. Good drivers available for $18,000-$25,000. 1964-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK!!! (BJ8) CONVERTIBLE Yes, Austin-Healeys have recently been selling for record prices, but don't be deceived by the headlines. While pristine, just-restored cars from two or three top restorers get all the auction attention, there are always a reasonable number of good-looking, solid performers for sale in the club magazines for $30,000-$45,000. This is really everyone's ideal in sports cars, a great long-distance tourer capable of exceeding interstate speed limits for days on end, but still fun on back roads. And the exhaust note is without compare. The purists like the true roadsters with their pup-tent tops and sketchy side curtains, but your significant other will be happier with the convertibles. These were available in the last three years of production and have roll-up windows and more luxurious interiors. 1968-1971 JAGUAR [-TYPE SII The Jaguar E-type (mistakenly called an "XK-E" by our Editor, but as he is now a Corvette owner, his judgment is suspect in any number of ways) is still the "ultimate crumpet-catcher." Sure, you can find examples selling in six digits, but if you want a driver instead of a collectible show piece, they're still affordable, more or less. Skip the numbers-matching trailer queens, and instead look for a good buy in a nice Series II. You'll April 2005  1970 Jaguar E-type give up the faired-in headlamps and dainty bumpers, but you'll get a solid 4.2-liter engine with all the performance you can handle, and the improved cooling system is really a plus. With some patience, a good-looking roadster can be found for $35,000-$50,000. As general advice, no matter how realistic your dream of finding happiness and recapturing your youth in a British sports car, you should take your time looking. Wait until you find a car that satisfies all your criteria. Don't buy a car with needs just because it seems cheap. Trust me, the emotional heartache and financial heartburn that go into making a bad car good are something you just don't want to go through. Online British Car Forum www.brilishcorlorum.corn Scions of Lucas www team net/sol National British Car Clubs with active local organizations Join the local club for the marque you think you want and get to know as much as you can about what you're looking for. Join a marque-specific chat forum on the Internet and don't be afraid to ask questions that might seem naïve—you'll be surprised at how helpful other enthusiasts will be. Drive as many examples as you can. When you do find a possible candidate, get the expert assistance of a specialist to help you check it out. There are lots of ways these cars can be bad even when they look good, so a noexcuses car is well worth waiting for. • Vintage Triumph Register www.vtr.org Triumph Register of America www.triumphregister.com Austin-Healey Club of America www.serve.com/AFICA Jaguar Clubs of North America www.jcno.com National MGA Register www.mgcars.org.uk/namgar/ North American MGB Register www.mgcan.org.uk/namgbr/ BRITISH CAR WEB SITES 35

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Alfa Romeo Profile 1938 6C 2300B Any time a dolled-up 6C 2300 with a short chassis sells for less then 200 grand, something stinks—and it's usually the car by Raymond Milo and Keith Martin et  U  I  I NO ILL Lticit„ It IN IL OE  ' DETAILS Years produced: 1934-1939 Number produced: 1,606 of all 6( 2300 types Original list price: around $4,000 for MM SCM Price Guide: $32,500-$350,000 Tune-up/major service: $500 or more Distributor cap: you won't find one on eBay Chassis #: right side of firewall Engine #: carb side of the block, towards front Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, 10 Raskin Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 Web site: www.aroc-usa.org Alternatives: 4000 Series Shelby Cobra, Ferrari SWB Clone n. SCM Investment Grade: D COMPS Chassis number: 815022 Engine number: 823251 C arrozzeria Touring of Milan developed and patented Superleggera body construction, working with light alloys and sparingly dimensioned components to lay up aluminum panels over a cage-like steel frame. The earliest of these bodies ever made included those for Alfa Romeo's 6C 2300B chassis in 1937. The 6C 2500 was introduced as a follow up in 1939, with this beautiful Torpedino Brescia-style bodywork appearing in summer of that year. Touring originally gave this name to the identical type of bodywork found on an Auto-Avio-Construzioni type 815 chassis. Indeed, two cars of this type took part in the Targa Abruzzo race of that year, with one example winning the competition. Using the 1938 6C 2300B Mille Miglia 2nd series in shorter form, the car on offer here has recently had its engine completely rebuilt by Chris Leydon of Lahaska, PA, at a cost of $36,803. With full photo and written documentation, it was completed with three-port 6C 2500 cylinder head with correct triple-Weber 36 DCO 2 carburetors and air cleaners, together with a new set of Carillo rods. Engine output is understood to be 110 hp from a 2nd series 1935 6C 2300B short-chassis example. FIA papers have now been applied for, anticipating enjoyment of this car to the fullest in continental events. It is described as good in all respects and ready to use. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $179,904 at Bonhams 'London sale, held Dec. 6, 2004. Let us get right to the point. Just as a Pontiac Tempest rebadged as a GTO is a fake, and a 383-ci 'Cuda with a Hemi stuffed in it is a clone, this car is a complete fakey-doo. We 've watched it cross the block at three auctions now, and each auction company has danced neatly around the central issue. The basic engine from this car originated in a sedan, the chassis probably the same, 36  subsequently shortened by someone who is never named, and the coachwork is a fairly recent creation of by someone who spent too much time staring at real cars in the Alfa Romeo Museum. Result? At best, a recently-built speciale. At worst, a fraud. As collectors become more sophisticated, if auction companies wish to retain their trust, it is recumbent upon them to simply tell it like it is when it comes to the merchandise they are offering. Oddly enough, American auction companies are taking the lead 1931 Alfa Romeo 8(2300 Corto Lot #108; S/N 2211080 Condition: 2Sold at $894,375 Bonhams; Goodwood, UK ; 9/5/2003 SCM ID# 36356 1959 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Replica Lot #183; S/N 4935 Condition: 1 Sold at $232,753 Christie's; London, UK ; 12/3/2002 SCM ID# 29648 here, with clear statements of "non-numbers matching," "recreation" and "clone" becoming ever more prevalent in the lead line of auction company descriptions. As a demonstration of the pitfalls of non-disclosure, our Editor Martin recalls his experiences with S/N 815022: "Back in my buying and selling days, 1 got offered this car when it had just been finished and was part of a Swedish collection. What stuck in my mind was the Model T taillight treatment, jarring compared to the voluptuousness of the rest of its lines. "At that time, it was described to me as a total fabrication using a modified Alfa sedan chassis and engine, and clothed in freshly-made coachwork. 1 don't recall what the asking price was. "It later reappeared at a World Classic Auction at Blackhawk, sitting in their Expo tent, Model T taillights glaring balefully at potential buyers. "A couple ofyears later, I was at a private reception in Florida, and lo and behold, there was 815022. The proud owner asked me what I thought Sports Car Market

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of the car and I told him it was very shiny. The next day, he asked for more information, and I used the data in the back of the Fusi book to show him the pedestrian origins of the chassis and engine. He was not happy to know that instead of a fabled 6C 2300MM, that instead he had a fakey-doo, and immediately consigned it to the 2002 RM Biltmore sale. "To  credit, its catalog clearly stated that 815022 is 'bodied in the Torpedino Brescia style,' and that the engine is fitted with a three-port cylinder head from a 6C 2500. The car sold for $151,800. "Later, it was offered at the February 2004 Christie 's Retromobile sale, where it was carefully described as 'a stylish and evocative restoration,' but remained unsold at $165,474. "Then we come to the December 2004 Bonhams London sale. Nowhere in the catalog description is there any reference to the coachwork being non-authentic. I only hope that the new owner knew exactly what he was bidding on, and doesn 't discover by reading this." . What should make any astute buyer most suspicious of this car is its body. It is likely that in the period any short chassis would have had a beautiful, aquiline body built by one of dozens of coachbuilders. If this car started its life as a short chassis, it must have had a unique and sporting body. Yet it is clear that the metal it wears now is a rebody. Though the work is very good, the form misses by a country mile. Imagine the cheerleader whose looks drove you wild in high school. Now you see her 20 years later—with an extra 20 pounds in the wrong places. It is also strange that there is nothing mentioned in the catalog description of past history, no name of the first owner; absolutely nothing but the name of the recent engine builder—who we are sure did an excellent job. Add to this the fact that the car has a 6C 2500 head, a much easier item to find then a real one from a 2300, and the case is as good as closed. Or maybe we are wrong, and may the Lord and the new owner forgive us if we are. But our accusations aside, the market has spoken, loud and clear Any time a dolled-up 6C 2300 with a short chassis sells for less then 200 grand, something stinks—and it's usually the car But let us take a look at the car itself not as an example in authenticity but as its sits, a nice and shiny speciale with 110-plus ponies under the hood. Could this buyer be a smart guy who knows that for a relatively modest amount of money, he bought a nice Franken-Alfa that he can enjoy in many events? If that's the case, 1 wish him happy motoring. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Alex Finigan, consummate car guy, spent his boyhood scouring the latest car magazines. By the 1970s he was spinning wrenches alongside Paul Russell. As we expanded beyond Mercedes to offer restoration services on Bugatti, Ferrari, Porsche, and other European classics, our clients started requesting expertise in classic car sales. Alex's appetite for everything ever written about any car - coupled with his technical knowledge, marketplace savvy, and personal contacts - makes him a natural to help you avoid the potential pitfalls in acquiring classic cars. PAUL RUSSELL AND COMPANY Essex, MA 01929 USA wvvw.paulrussell.com Passionately dedicated to the preservation of fine automobiles April 2005 Alex's guidance is given with an emphasis on building long-term relationships, at times even recommending against a purchase. His reputation for integrity brings him the private-sales opportunities not available to the general public. Alex has successfully brokered many of the great dassic European cars: Mercedes-Benz SS, 540K, 300SL; Ferrari 166, California Spyder, Porsche Spyder, Speedster; Jaguar DType; BMW 507; Alfa; and more. For assistance with the sale or Purchase of your classic car, call Alex Finigan at 1-978-768-6092, email Alex@paulrussell.com, Fax 1-978-768-3523, or visit our website at www.paulrussell.com . 37

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1992 Lancia Hyena Integrales of any sort are incredible performance machines, massively capable in almost all conditions, sort of the Subaru WRX of their day by Donald Osborne DETAILS Years produced: 1992-1993 Number produced: approx. 26 Original list price: $75,000 SCM Valuation: $50,000-580,000 Tune-up/major service: $750 Distributor cap: $50 Chassis #: passenger side front top strut tower Engine #: top rear near transmission seam Club: American Lancia Club, 1495 Southgate Ave., Daly City, CA 94015 Web site: wvm.americonlanciaclub.org Alternatives: 1989-1992 Alfa Romeo SZ, 1991-1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: ZCA83 I AB000553A54 his Lancia Hyena was purchased new by the present owner from Walkers Garage, official Lancia factory-appointed Integrate specialists for the U.K., who sourced the car from Zagato. Its owner wanted a car that was part ultra-performance, part long-distance GT, capable of conveying him from the U.K. to his homes in Italy while providing exciting driving across the most challenging of alpine passes. A lengthy series of modifications was undertaken by Walkers prior to delivery, bringing the total cost on to £85,000 (approx. $150,000). These included increasing power of the two-liter,16-valve engine from the standard 210 hp to 300, by means of a new gas-flowed cylinder head, "fast road" camshafts and tubular exhaust manifold—changes that make for a wide power band and easy driving characteristics. Indeed the power-to-weight ratio is superior to that of a new Porsche 911 Carrera S. The brakes have been uprated with cross-drilled and grooved-disc rotors and Ferodo racing pads; a 90-liter competition fuel cell has been installed, giving a 450-mile (720-kilometer) touring range, while the interior boasts a state-of-the-art Panasonic hi-fl and navigation system and Delta rear seat option. T Finished in Rosso Corsa with black leather interior, the car is presented in excellent condition in every department and is offered with a spare set of snow tires. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $92,850 at Bonhams' Geneva auction, held Oct. 2, 2004. The Lancia Hyena was the last in a long line of sporting coupes from the Turin manufacturer, with special bodies designed and built by the venerable Italian coachbuilder Zagato. Although considered a Lancia, the Hyena was not, in fact, a factory project. It was rather the brainchild of a Dutch Lancia dealer, Paul Koot. Koot conceived the idea of a limited-production coupe based on the rally-winning Delta Integrale, a brilliantly executed, high performance version of Lancia 's small family sedan, the Delta. Introduced in 1986, the Delta's Garrett T-3 turbocharged, two-liter, four-cylinder engine made 165 hp, and a viscous-coupled central differential delivered power to all four wheels. The Integrale upped the ante with an eight-valve, 38  185-hp or 16-valve, 200-hp engine, dramatically .flared lenders, and revised suspension. In fill competition trim the Integrale brought Lancia six World Rally Championships in the hands of drivers such as Carlos Sainz, Walter Rohr! and Henri Toivonen. A second series of the Integrale, called the EVO I, was launched in 1991. This model boosted power to 210 hp and rode on a wider track, with bigger four-pot aluminum calipers in front and longer suspension travel. This is the car on which the Hyena was based. Koot and Zagato initially brought their design to Lancia management and proposed building a limited run of 500 cars as a halo for the marque. But 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO 1 Lot #1140; S/N Z1A831AB000568514 Condition: 1Sold at $13,369 Bonhams; Sussex, UK; 7/12/2002 SCM ID# 28769 -- 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrate Lot #170; S/N ZLA831AB000569999 Condition: 1 Sold at $46,000 Brooks; Geneva, Switzerland ; 3/5/2000 SCM ID# 16031 Lancia, operating under the control of chronic brand mismanager Fiat, declined. So the pair proposed that Fiat sell them Integrale platforms and mechanicals so they could build the car themselves. Again, Fiat said no. In a move befitting the Dutch predilection for tolerance and the Italian determination to see through a bad idea at any cost, Koot and Zagato forged ahead. They bought new Integrale sedans, which they shipped to Holland so the interiors could be stripped out and the bodies cut from the chassis. The cars were then shipped back to Italy so Zagato could fit new, allaluminum coupe bodies. Of course, then they had to send the cars back to Holland for final assembly, which included installing a custom-made, carbon fiber dashboard, door panels and transmission tunnel. These parts were sourced in France from a leading maker of Formula One chassis tubs. No surprise then that the Hyena had a retail price starting at $75,000. Sports Car Market

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But for that money the buyer got a car that weighed 2,500 pounds, about 15 percent less than the production EVO, with a power-to-weight ratio that made the Hyena a real flyer capable of reaching 60 mph in about 5 seconds. As always, Zagato's design was an acquired taste, like white truffles or grappa. The lines are smooth and the car is attractive enough, but the quirkiness for which Zagato is known is still there. For instance, the car has no trunk opening; all luggage must be passed behind the seats. Still, the Hyena's shape looks like it could grace an auto show display even today—this over a dozen years after it was created. And at least there is a fluidity in its styling, something entirely lacking in the contemporary Alfa Romeo SZ. The Alfa got its nickname, "The Monster" from a brutal design that only a mother could love. This pair were actually the last production cars created by Zagato before ongoing financial crises forced the legendary firm to become simply a consulting design house. Integrales of any sort are incredible performance machines, massively capable in almost all conditions, sort of the Subaru WRX of their day. Much like the Subie, refinement in driving experience and build quality were not high on Lancia's list of priorities. The Hyena, on the other hand, takes the performance capability of the Integrale and gives it the luxury and class it deserves. The work to transform the once-humble sedan into a supercar was carefully done. Even selling at $75,000, Koot and Zagato probably lost money on every car made. The Hyena pictured here was treated to a number of "enhancements" specified by the original owner These further push the car towards the outside of the street performance envelope by increasing power to a massive 300 hp, with up-rated brakes to handle the extra speed, a longdistance high-capacity fuel cell to make the car a real continent eater and a back seat, for whatever reason we can only speculate. All of these additions more than doubled the price of this car when new. Hyenas are nonexistent in the U.S., as even Integrales are extremely rare on our side of the pond; perhaps five or six exist here, and at least two of those are pure competition machines. Integrales are much easier to find in the U.K., where prices hover in the $12,000-$20,000 range, depending on condition, equipment and originality. At five times that, the price paid here is certainly a big number, and I'm not sure I can make a case for the Hyena being five times the car And $92k is as much or more (far more, in some instances) than a Lancia Stratos, second generation Alfa SZ or Porsche Carrera 4 would sell for But wherever he goes in his Hyena, this buyer will never have to worry about finding himself in a crowd. As a rare, attractive, and modern performance car with a racing pedigree and bespoke coachwork, the Hyena is hard to match. Let's hope the new owner places a rather large value on this attribute. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• CAROLINA TROPHY 2005 www.wrolinatrophy.com k phont I (704) 551 2087 April 2005 The only American vintage road rally in the grand European tradition. Five days of competition and camaraderie in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Enter early - space is limited. September 6-10, 2005 • Asheville, North Canolina 5005  ,71., CAROLINA TROPHY ASHEVILLE 39 IOU

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German Profile 1990 BMW Z1 The Z1 's clean lines are less contrived than the Bubba-built Z3's cowcatcher face—and we won't even mention the Z4 by B. Mitchell Carlson DETAILS Years produced: 1988-1991 Number produced: 8,000 (series production, not including 12 prototypes) Original list price: DM 80,000 (approx. $45,000( SCA1 Valuation: $25,000-$40,000 Tune-up/major service: $600 Distributor cap: $50 Chassis #: VIN plate attached to the upper radiator support, VIM and frame number stamped on chassis by Motronic control box under the hood Engine #: left rear side of the engine block, above the starter Club: BMW Car Club of America, 640 S. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601 Web site www.bmwaa.org Alternatives: 1990-1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 1988-1991 BMW 325i convertible, 1984-1989 TYR S convertible SCIA Investment Grade: C COMPS Chassis number: WBABA91020ALO 1787 B IVIW's sensational Z1 sports car was essentially a concept car that went into production. The Z1 was special indeed, a frontmid-engined sports car with rear-wheel drive and excellent handling. Its straight-six, 2.5-liter, 170-hp engine gave it a top speed of around 140 mph, with 0-60 mph achievable in eight seconds. Some 8,000 examples were built. The car on offer here is attractively presented in Fun Yellow livery with yellow leather/cloth interior and equipped with a black top and alloy wheels. It is to left-hand-drive specification with a manual gearbox. The car was invoiced for £38,432 (approx. $61,000) in December 1989, and has covered just 2,528 miles since. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $41,378 at the Bonhams 'London auction, held Dec. 6, 2004. The father of all future BMW Z cars was introduced at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1987. Intended initially as a think-tank car from BMW's then-new FIZ technical center, it used "space age" plastic body panels laid over a steel monocoque chassis. (This was similar to the way GM would later build its "Dustbuster" minivans and Saturn econo-boxes.) Customer demand for the Bimmer concept was strong enough to entice management to build the car—by the end of the Frankfurt show, BMW reportedly had 5,000 orders. When the green light for production was issued in October 1988, the entire project was farmed out to Bauer of Stuttgart. Right from the start, the Z1 encountered problems, as its limited production numbers and engineering complexity drove the MSRP far higher than originally thought. Once projected to cost a few thousand marks more than a conventional 325i convertible, the on-sale price was considerably higher: 80,000 marks (approx. $45,000). Most of the 5,000 orders evaporated, and sales trickled to almost nothing once the few look-at-me types had their car Worse than the escalating price, the Z1 's performance was underwhelming. The bone-stock powertrain lifted from the 325i, while adequate in that lighter car, lacked the power to propel the heavier Z1 to a 40  level ofperformance befitting its price and stated purpose. By comparison, when the Mazda Miata bowed in 1989, it was right there with the Bimmer in the eight-second, 0-60 mph range, but listed at about a quarter of the Z1 :s price. Although the Z1 concept used a transaxle, economies of manufacture ruled the day and the production car has a conventional transmission with a torque tube running to the differential. Because the Z1 was the first production BMW to use the Z-link independent rear suspension, its handling was better than most. Its basic mechanicals are as good as any 3-series, with the weak link being the use of a timing belt in lieu of a chain, meaning the four-year/60,000-mile replacement schedule is to be heeded. 1991 BMW 71 Lot #69; S/N 066961 Condition: 2 Sold at $21,512 H&H Auctions; Buxton, UK; 12/10/2003 SCM ID# 31843 1990 BMW Z1 Lot #36; S/N WBA BA 910 10 Al_ 00 582 Condition: 2 Sold at $46,000 Christie's; Basel, Switzerland; 4/10/1992 Sal ID# 22546 The only component that is now getting difficult to obtain is the correct rear muffler, unique in that it is basically an underbody rear wing. The Z1 is not unlike a kit car, which is to say that much of the build quality is not up to usual BMW specs. None of the trim is common to any other BMW, as it was either sourced from the afterniarket or fabricated by Bauer Seating materials readily wear out from regular use, and interiors are notorious for just falling apart, as the low-grade leather appliqué glued onto the plastic panels needs constant maintenance. Body gaskets and weather-stripping materials were also sub-standard, with torn A-pillar and headlight seals being the most problematic. At least the plastic body panels hold up well, although collision-repair parts are becoming hard to find. Panel fit is usually good with the excep- Sports Car Market

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tion of sinking doors, so be sure to look for rubbing caused by misalignment, not uncommon on earlier production cars. If you have to get into aligning the doors, a prudent upgrade is to change out their drive belts, especially if operation is erratic or slow Aesthetics are subjective, but I've always thought that the Z1 was a far better looking car than the later Z3. While the Z1 's front fascia might come off as a 1990 Camaro with a Roundel on it, its cleaner lines are less contrived than the Bubba-built roadster's cowcatcher face. As for the garish Z4 with its droopy-drawers side sculpture and Bangle-butt rear—let's not even go there. Almost from the time the ZI was first seen at Frankfurt, there was some interest in bringing it to BMW's largest export market, the U.S. However, due to its already high price and additional costs to federalize the vehicle, none were officially imported. Even though it's still 11 years away from being exempt from general importation regulations, getting one in is a little easier thanks to the "Bill Gates law" which allows importing individual cars under 25 years old that were never officially sold in the U.S. Just know that completing the paperwork to do this is not for the novice who is weak of heart or checkbook. An experienced broker who is well versed in customs laws and their idiosyncrasies is your best bet if you absolutely have to have the only one in your local BMWCCA chapter While the majority of Zls were sold in Germany, a respectable number crossed the English Channel. This may be the best source for immi- gration to these shores, as all Z1 s are left hand drive and the U.K.-spec cars are fitted with non-metric instrumentation. The car pictured here falls into this category, a desirably low-mileage car that also benefits from its later production date. From 1990 through the end of production in 1991, a design change in the head bolts fixed their propensity to break over time. Z1 owners in Europe are a tight-knit group, and have always tended to use their cars regularly on tours and in driving schools. (When I attended the BMW Club Europa 's annual driver's school at the Niirburgring in 1994, the largest contingent by far was the ZI club.) As such, Zls will generally fall into only one of two categories: used hard with lots of clicks on the clock, or time-capsule condition. This one is the latter, so I'll say that $41k bid is money well spent for a buyer jonesing for a no-excuses Z1. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Restoration Repair of Collector Award Winning Specialty Craftsmen Partial Restorations American and European Autos Specializing in pre-war French Automobile restoration Maintenance and Repair for the collector ranging from one car to multiple car collectors Full Restorations ,a/it  67ii0(--// Exotic • Classic • Pre-War April 2005 o/,/, 1220 Industrial Avenue Escondido, California 92029 Ph: 760-489-0657 Fax: 760-489-4412 www.alan taylo rcom p any. co m 41

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Porsche Gespretch Jim Schrager Kardexes and Other Verification Mysteries When the shop pulled off the passenger side knee bolster, they discovered that someone had cut out the hidden number, rendering the car untraceable ith any collector car, from a pre-war Alfa to a Shelby Mustang, it's important to verify the car's originality. For vintage Porsches, this can often mean seeing the "Kardex" for a car you're interested in buying. This was the final build sheet, a document that served as the factory's warranty record. W Its name is taken from the office file cabinet that holds card-stock records in special thin drawers to allow for easy viewing. In the late 1960s the build sheet system transitioned to a computerized one, so the handwritten data was supplanted by a listing with sets of numbers for the car, its colors and options. Either way, this information has always been available from the factory. For many years, when you requested the build data on your car, Porsche would just send you a photocopy of the handwritten Kardex, but that practice stopped in the U.S. a few decades ago. Involved owners still have and cherish those Kardexes from the good old days. Today, you can get the information by contacting the factory and sending proof of ownership (along with a $100 fee), but they'll send you a typewritten "Certificate of Authenticity" (C of A) instead of a photocopy of the original Kardex. To many, those old Xeroxes with their handwritten German notations add a bit of vintage feel, but data is data, and any way you get it you can use it to verify the originality CRUNCHING NUMBERS The build record is an important piece of documentation because Porsche engine and chassis numbers do not match—engines were not built for a specific car, but were mated to a chassis at the end of the assembly line. You can tell if your engine is wrong for your Porsche by checking the engine number sequence in any of the books available for your car, such as 356 Authenticity by Brett Johnson, or his companion volume, 911/912 Authenticity, or my own Buying, Driving and Enjoying the 356, all available from a variety of web sources. If you determine that your engine is in the right serial number range for your car, there are a few ways outside of the Kardex information that can help verify if your engine is original for your car. The book Carrera RS, by Gruber and Konradsheim, provides Kardex data for all the Carrera RS cars. Another book, Speedster. Type 540, by Heinrichs, et al., provides colors and engine types—but not serial numbers—for each Speedster. These tomes make it easy to verify data for these highly collectible Porsches. Many 356s had their engine number handwritten on the inside cover of the owner's manual. This was a tradition started by dealers in the 1950s to help owners insure their motor stayed with their car. In some states, including California, 356s were even registered based on the engine number instead of the chassis number. If you have any old registration slips, this can be a good way to spot your original engine number. One other source of information that's worth mentioning are the paint codes shown on the driver's doorjamb of most vintage Porsches. Be wary of these, as blank tags have been available for years and it is quite easy to stamp a new code on one and rivet it to the body. A FACTORY OOPS It is rare, but not unheard of, for the Kardex or C of A to have errors. 42  • g."44.4 964‘44,..4e,o, 111, Porodn...eln.h. wolt uLni.fweiw n inonter 9 113102710 nap mannl.svint,..1  dn. 1.11,1rin g 449.1 rs.,,rç. 1973 911 SI, ,871 .1.004/0.0'717,.. ,„ p lloonmapon Nun*. 339106 CanyVel'N' Ool's 01/73719,3 lanar P.m, 0010,Coolt 8&h 1010 T spy 04o, - Pm,. ards,ehod Loot., S finissvps WNW 11.0 Voleymis Counfoff 0.srlyse lowed Warnsnield eta S. Wass Sano• Shock AbsonSen, 10+0 M1,04 S0400,0,,,,, Dralx Slochls Sawa, 500,4 The C ofA on our 1973 Carrera RS came back showing a car with no options. Yet our car had many options, verifiable in the Carrera RS book listing and in person. I asked Porsche to check its files, and without hesitation it fixed the error. In another case, a fellow with a highly original 1967911S got a Kardex with an engine number different by a single digit from the 67S engine that was in his car. After some good detail work back in Stuttgart, the factory discovered that two 67S cars had the same engine serial number on the Kardex records. It was determined that the engine in his car was correct and the data was fixed. While such errors are rare, they are not impossible. HIDDEN NUMBERS of your car. The Kardex or C of A contains engine, chassis, and transmission numbers, plus colors, options, the build date and any warranty work performed. What is not shown is the hidden tub number for 911s produced after 1968. This is a pre-production number assigned to each chassis prior to becoming a specific model such as a T, E or S. The number is placed under the radio-mounting hole, beneath the passenger side kneepad. If you think your S or RS might be a fake, in many cases the hidden tub number is the only way to tell for sure. But this number does not appear on anyone's published list, and Porsche will not give this number to you. They will, however, verify a tub number you submit. For example, a friend of mine bought a very pretty 1972 911E Sunroof from Canada, but after taking delivery of the car, he noticed that the chassis serial number was outside the range shown in the specification books. He contacted the factory and it verified that the range posted in the spec books was correct, and he had a car with the wrong chassis number. Someone had re-numbered his chassis, purchased a new aluminum body tag, and stamped it with the phony number. I suggested he might as well send the hidden tub number to Porsche, to see what the car was when it was built. But when his shop pulled off the passenger side knee bolster, they discovered that someone had cut out the hidden number, rendering the car untraceable. WHY THIS STUFF IS IMPORTANT You might guess what happened next: my unhappy friend sold the car, taking a $10,000 loss on the deal. The dealer that bought the car promptly resold it for a $10,000 profit, likely perpetuating the fake chassis number and hoodwinking yet another owner. It's a sad fact of the collector car hobby that as long as there is money to be made by faking serial numbers, there are people who are going to do it. Fortunately, as the hobby matures and more collectors are educated in the hows and whys of verifying originality, it becomes harder for the bad guys to get away with it.• Sports Car Market

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American Profile 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Concept GM's Motorama displays ignited millions of automotive passions, and the heat can still be felt in 2005 by Jeff Sabatini DETAILS Year produced: 1954 Number produced: 5 Original list price: not for sale SCM Valuation: $1,000,000-$3,000,000 Tune-up/major service: $250 Distributor cap: $32 Chassis #: n/a Engine #: block above water pump Club: Oldsmobile Club of America, P.O. Box 80318, Lansing, MI 48908 Web site: www.oldsclub.org Alternatives: 1951 GM Le Sabre, 1953 Chrysler D'Elegance, 1953 GM Futurliner SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS 1992 Ghia Focus Concept Lot #32 Condition: 1T hroughout the 1950s, the grandest expressions of General Motors' visions of the automobile's future routinely went on display at the corporation's Motorama shows. But once out of the spotlight, GM's "dream cars" were supposed to be destroyed. This two-seat 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 survived that fate and is the epitome of styling and forward thinking Fiberglass-bodied and Corvette-sized, it is powered by a hopped-up 324-ci V8 producing 250 horsepower. The power flows through a four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission and a Corvette 3.55:1 rear axle. fitted with a Rocket V8 where the slow- selling Corvette was making do with Chevrolet's Stovebolt Six. Designed by noted GM stylist Harley Earl, this historical survivor is fully documented and represents a significant part of automotive history. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $3,240,000 at the BarrettJackson Scottsdale auction, held Jan. 25-30, 2005. If there was one surprise in Arizona this year, one sale that stood out above all others, it had to be the Olds F-88 concept. Though the booming declaration of "world record price" over the P.A. system at BarrettJackson is nothing if not monotonous, this truly was a record, the highest price paid for any car sold at this auction in any of its 34 years. What's better is that the winning bid shocked nearly everyone in attendance—including the seller. Before we get too carried away here, however, we should put this sale amount in perspective. Across town, a rival auction company sold Iwo cars in the same price range, a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato for $2,695,000 and a 1934 Duesenberg Model J convertible coupe for $2,750,000. But what sets the price of the F-88 apart, and makes it significant, is the era this concept car is from, and what it says about a new generation of American collectors. As one of GM's concept cars from the Motorama era of the 1950s, the F-88 is one of the few truly rare icons of the glory days of the American auto industry. It was to be Oldsmobile's version of the Corvette, but 44  Internal politics at GM killed the F-88 before it could go into production, and the following year Chevy put its own small-block V8 in the 'Vette. More than one car buff has wondered how history might have turned out differently had Oldsmobile been allowed to bring its sports car to market. Legend has it that five F-88 show cars were built, though some were just 1972 Maserati Boomerang Lot #40; S/N 81 Condition: 1Sold at $627,923 Christie's; Paris, France; 2/12/2002 SCA1 ID# 27112 models, not runners. While the other four cars were destroyed, GM styling chief Harley Earl was so fond of this filly fettled prototype that he sold it to E.L. Cord—in pieces. Cord was able to reassemble the car, which has since undergone at least two restorations under private ownership. That's the story anyway, something that the seller a well-known collector and long-time SCMer, had gone to great lengths to document. He dredged up the paperwork showing that GM had shipped the car to Cord, and assembled a further treasure trove of parts, records and information over the decade he owned the car This provenance certainly played a huge factor in the successful sales result. That the car looks great—like an original Corvette with a more sophisticated sense of style—and that it is said to run and drive as well as any 'Vette from that era probably didn't hurt either Bidding for the F-88 hit $600,000 within seconds, and by the time it reached $2.5 million, five prospective new owners were still in. Oddly enough, GM did not even attempt to bring the F-88 home to its new Heritage Center—but what can we expect from a company whose history museum is not open to the public? The winning $3 million bid Sports Car Market Sold at $1,107,500 Christie's ; Dearborn, MI ; 6/16/2002 SCM ID# 28686 General Motors

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($3,240,000 with commission; we can assume the new owner is savvy enough to avoid paying another 8 percent in Arizona sales tax) instead came from the founder of the Discovery Channel, and the creator of the Gateway Colorado Auto Museum, a new facility scheduled to open in the fall. He plans to make the F-88 the centerpiece of a collection that will feature only American cars. With so much interest in the car it clear that this sale result is attributable to more than just the "Speed Channel magic." Why then was the seller hoping before the auction to only get something near $1 million for the car, while most of the other collector car cognoscenti pegged the sale price at just over half that? How could the best minds in the hobby be so wrong? It helps to understand what kinds of cars sell for multiple millions of dollars. If we're talking American cars, that means rare, limited-production pre-war cars with special coachwork like the $2. 75m Duesenberg, or race cars with loads of provenance. Almost without exception, the only street cars of the post-war era that are worth this kind of money are European, as typified by the $2.7m Aston Zagato. In other words, to most collectors, a multi-million-dollar car from the '50s tends to be from Italy, not Lansing, MI. If that sounds like car collector snobbery, well, it is. That the F-88 shares similar attributes with those traditional big-ticket collectibles was sorely overlooked by the pundits in Arizona. It's a one-of-a-kind concept that 's got a great story behind it. GM's Motorama displays in the '40s and '50s ignited millions of automotive passions, and certainly no one can argue that Harley Earl is not among the most important figures in automotive history. E.L. Cord isn't too bad a name to have on an old title, either. And quite simply, there is only one Olds F-88. But the fact that the car made the money it did also shows that to a younger generation of collectors, significant American cars from the modern era should be valued with the greatest cars on earth. The seller realized this—that all of the recent interest in '50s and '60s American iron cannot help but lead to high valuations for those few examples that are both definitive statements of the era and really rare. That's why he bought the car in the first place. . Of course there just aren't that many cars that qualift, and those that do are usually not for sale. A lot of the F-88 's peers—cars like GM's Le Sabre concept and the Buick Y Job—are owned by car manufacturers. Many of the rest of the handful of cars that are in the same league are firmly ensconced in collections or museums. What the seller couldn't know is just how many people would recognize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase such a significant car Quite a few did—and the rest, as they say, is history. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Moll Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're "car people"and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and relocate your automobile, choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service.We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. So relax she'll be fine. ; lg - Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936 FAX 413-436-9422 www.intercitylines.com 552 Old West Brookfield Road 'Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections • Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum April 2005 45

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Race Car Profile 1961 Chaparral 1 There's something romantic about cars that signify the end of an era, the last and greatest of their kind, yet doomed by the coming revolution by Thor Thorson DETAILS Year produced: 1961 Number produced: 5(2 Chaparral, 3 Troutman and Barnes specials) Original price: $16500 Sal Valuation: $1,000,000-$1,200000 Cost per hour to race: $700 Distributor cap: $25 Chassis #: n/a Engine #: on pad at right front of engine Club: Sportscar Vintage Racing Association, 257 Dekalb Industrial Way, Decatur, GA 30030 Web site: www.svra.com Alternatives: Scarab, Maserati Birdcage, Or Yaller variants KM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 003 T he year was 1961. Jim Hall was an ambitious young man from Midland, TX, who had done well in oil and was determined to do even better in pro racing. He had already waded deeply into the waters of going very fast in very powerful cars, racing a 5.7liter Maserati and a supercharged Lister-Chevrolet. Hall was not bashful about using massive horsepower to get to the front. He had watched Lance Reventlow's beautiful and powerful frontengined Scarabs, built by brilliant Southern California craftsmen Dick Troutman and Tom Barnes, dominate racing. Hall saw it was not enough to have talent and drive the wheels off a car, but the successful racer must have technology to give him an "unfair advantage." So in a November 1960 meeting at Riverside Raceway, he discussed the idea for a new sports racing car with Troutman and Barnes. A short time later, Hall agreed to underwrite the project and his new partners were commissioned to design a prototype. Just as the P-51 Mustang was "fast" one minute before the revolutionary Messerschmitt 262 jet (which was 100 mph faster) appeared, the Chaparral debuted just as the 2.5-liter Cooper Monacos and Lotus 19s were proving rear-engined cars lighter, more agile, and faster. But in American racing, the inevitability of rear engine (more properly mid-engined) design was not yet confirmed. Big-bore, front-engined cars remained dominant, rather than the desperately fragile, small-bore European sports racers. In the golden age of front-engine sports racers, the Chaparral 1 stands as the highest achievement. The Chaparral 1 on offer here, with chassis 003, was one of two team cars, that together with 001, were campaigned by Hall and his partner Hap Sharp. It is currently owned by Skip Barber, one of just five produced. It was restored in the 1990s, with much technical and historical research carried out, which is reflected in the finished product. Selected suspension and other parts were refabricated to return this Chaparral to its original specifications and condition; all of these replaced components were retained and will accompany the sale. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $1,111,000 at the RM Monterey sale held Aug. 13-14, 2004. There's something romantic about cars that signify the end of an 46  era. These were the last and the greatest of their kind, the embodiment of everything that had been learned to that point, executed with knowledge and passion, yet hopelessly doomed by the coming revolution. The Chaparral 1 is just such a creature. Of course, there's another way to look at this largely unsuccessful race car—as the last dinosaur hatched, a car that was obsolete before a wheel was ever turned in anger While the auction catalog asserts that the jury was still out on front vs. rear engine design when Hall and company set out to build the Chaparral, that's not really true. Jim Hall was (and still is) one of the great 1963 Jaguar HE Lightweight Lot #82; S/N S850660 Condition: 1 Sold at $1,375,000 RM Auctions ; Amelia Island, FL ; 3/8/2003 SCM ID# 30591 1956 Maserati Tipo 52 2005I Lot #252; S/N 2401 Condition: 3Sold at $605,000 RM Auctions ; Monterey, CA; 8/17/2001 SCM ID# 23206 American race car engineers, and I've had occasion to speak with him about race car design. The truth of the matter is that when they laid out the blueprints, Hall knew full well that the front-engined sports racing car was obsolete. He had only to look at Cooper and Lotus to know that. Heck, by 1960 even Ferrari, that most conservative of race car constructors, had started work on the mid-engined Dino SP series of sports racing cars. Hall's problem at the time was simple, but unsolvable. In order to have the engine behind the driver, you have to use a transaxle, with a combined gearbox and differential. In 1961, the most available transaxles were Cooper 's Citroen-based "Jack Knight" and Lotus' Colotti "Queerbox." These units were struggling to handle the torque of a 2.5liter engine, and there was just nothing out there that was capable of putting down the power of the Chaparral's five-liter V8. So Hall was stuck with using a front-mounted engine with a conventional transmission bolted to it and a differential out back. Within this constraint, Hall, Troutman and Barnes did a wonderful job. The engine Sports Car Market

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was set back as far as possible, and the mass distribution was kept as close to the center of the car as could be, mimicking the mid-engine advantages. But as might be expected of an outdated design, the Chaparral I was never as successful as its designers had hoped. It was a strong and dependable racer and showed well in endurance races on long, fast tracks, but the Cooper Monacos, Lotus 19s, and Maserati Birdcages that it ran against were clearly better handling cars. (I should note that the Birdcage was also front-engined, but it used a transaxle and a very light engine that was set way back in the chassis.) As soon as a reasonably strong transaxle was available, the Chaparral 2 was born—and front-engined cars were consigned to amateur racing. Even though the Chaparral 1 was not a great race car, it a pretty wonderful collectible, an unrepentant, all-American, made-in-the-USA, real man's car with a Texas drawl. Though it 's probably not the prettiest design of its era, it effective enough, sleek, and the aluminum bodywork counts for a lot. Furthermore, the Chaparral 1 is the progenitor of one of the great racing dynasties of the era and it has only a couple of siblings. It also a fairly useful event car With real international racing history (at Sebring), the car pictured here will be welcome anywhere in the world, and the Chevy V8 and T-10 transmission make it relatively easy and cheap to keep running. It will never however, be mistaken for a Ferrari—whether this is good or bad depends on who is telling the story. In the netherworld of big money collector race cars, values are in- variably subjective. There seems to be a hierarchy for roughly equivalent examples, with Italian cars on top and American cars on the bottom, and the English and Germans fitting somewhere in between. The only American sports racers to even approach the values of European cars are the Scarabs, which are ,fiat gorgeous and have wildly romantic associations, as well as dominant histories. The Chaparral I is afar cry from a Scarab, but it is about as valuable an American racing special of that era as you're going to find. It particularly attractive to the more patriotic sort of collector; the kind of guy whose garage is filled with Detroit iron. The only real downside here is that there doesn 't seem to be much of an appreciation factor Owners of these cars have been trying to push their values up past the $1.1 million mark for years without much success. That said, I'd say this car was fairly bought but fully priced. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• A New Source for Classic and Vintage Race Cars The Gallery at VIR is now open Vile 71° die-ir Original engine and transmission ; rust free;  excellent condition  $21,500.00  1970 Porsche 914/6  5 spd , AC , Recaro int. ; silver w/ black interior ;  excellent condition  $11,000.00  1970 BMW 630  1973 Jaguar 4 speed ,AC, white w/ navy interior; original unrestored; 61,000 miles $38,500.00 HI MtZI !- 1963 Cooper formula 3 race car  $38,500.00  1000cc cosworth engine  3.3 'tr. 500+ HP race ready very fast  $35,000.00  1981 Porsche 934  1959 Porsche race car Fresh rebuild; excellent condition $49,500.00 Conveniently located in Virginia at Virginia International Raceway 1245 Pmetree Road, Alton, VA 24520 336 210-5508 www virgallery com April 2005  47

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1 1936 Talbot 3.5 Litre 110 Four Seat Sports  Tourer by Vanden Plas  Estimate: £60,000-70,000 2 1936 AC 16/70 March Special Four Seat Tourer Estimate - £40,000-50,000 3. Formerly the Property of Alfred Dunhill 1923 Bentley 3 Litre Drophead Coupe by Park Ward Estimate: £60,000-80,000 4 Formerly the Property of Rob Walker 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Estimate £170.000-200,000 Auction  April 19  Viewing  April 17-19  Enquiries  Rupert Banner Nicholas Benwell 020 7389 2851 christies.com Catalogues 020 7389 2820 Christie s 2-4 Ponton Road Nine Elms London SW8 SBA EXCEPTIONAL MOTOR CARS AT THE JACK BARCLAY SHOWROOM T1  i).41; 19 <1pRil 200.5 CHRISTIE'S

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Market Reports Overview .  ,  `....:W.,..." :4 offlegalt  17011 TOP SALES THIS ISSUE Viper-engined Abflow Custom on its way to a half-million dollar hammer I f this were any other issue of SCM, we would report on the solid results of the Christie's London sale, muse about the $2.2m that Bonhams got for a 1929 Benz, and hand Kruse some plaudits for their $5.2m Ft. Lauderdale event. But this is our issue to report on Barrett-Jackson, and like an 800-pound gorilla sitting in the corner, there is no ignoring it. So after a tip of the hat to the other events, we move on to the whirlwind in the desert, B-J 2005. (RM, Russo, Kruse and Silver will be reported in the May issue.) I've been going to B-J for more than 18 years, and watched it evolve from a parade of American classics surrounded by some used European and '50s American iron of dubious quality to the mind-bending extravaganza it is today. And as it has evolved, so has its owner, Craig Jackson. Every January, for a decade now, he has been giving a private address to the members of the SCM Insider's Tour, and this year his focus and tone were decidedly different. "It's all about verification," he began. "If the cars offered are good ones, we simply don't have problems down the road." Jackson went on to talk about how his staff attempts to decode the VIN of every car they accept, and how they have had to make several phone calls this year to inform potential consignors that the supposed numbers-matching Hemi sitting in their driveway had started life as a 383 or 440. "It's not a pleasant task, but we're better off finding out before a car crosses the block than after," Jackson said. Compared to art collectors, car buyers have it easy. Cars have VINs, and paintings don't. Sadly, nearly every museum has replicas or fakes of famous masters' works in their collection, and each year brings a new set of revelations. With cars, by comparison, each year brings a more comprehensive set of VIN decoders for an ever-increasing array of marques. Chat groups on the Internet quickly spread information about cars (which must be verified, of course, as there are some loose cannons pecking away at the keyboards). Clones are outed on a regular basis, for the betterment of the entire hobby. BY THE NUMBERS $70 $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ Total Sales (in millions)  I • 2000 • 2001 02002 o 2003 • 2004 al 2005l J-11 Chrisfies London, UK SCM 1 6 Scale  Condition R tin  - $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3 $2 $1 Bonhams  London, UK  Kruse Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jackson is right. Verification is everything, and to that end we continue to pour resources into the SCM Gold database, now with more than 40,000 transactions searchable by VIN, year, make, model and more. As the adage says, to be forewarned is to be forearmed, and we're doing our part to help.—ED. (A Gold update to your subscription is just $50/year. Visit www .sportscarmarket.com to enroll)* 1. National concours standard/perfect  2. Ver sood club concours some small flaws  Once destined for the crusher, now worth .83m. scmBest Buys 1. 1952 Aston Martin DB2 coupe, $76,533, B, p.62 2. 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans convertible, $148,168, Ch, p. 52 3. 1970 AMC Javelin SST coupe, $16,740, BJ, p. 94 4.1979 Jaguar X1121. sedan, $6,588, K, p.66 5. 1961 Fiat Abarth Record Monza coupe, $34,560, BJ, p. 82 mow. burt149c0e47411D- .."— ote I. 1954 Oldsmobile F-88, $3,240,000, BJ, p. 87 2. 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250 SS $2,243,610, B, p. 63 3. 1936 Chrysler Airflow custom coupe, $550,800, BJ, p. 86 4. 1936 Delahaye custom, S540,000, BJ, p. 80 5. 1953 Allard J2X, 5399,600, BJ, p. 78 6. 1963 Shelby Cobra 5388,800, BJ, p. 88 7. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air custom, S372,600,131, p. 87 8. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette, 5340,200, BJ, p. 88 9. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, 5324,000, BJ, p. 81 10. 1932 Lincoln LB sports tourer, 5270,000, B1, p. 86 Aston make ■ the best buy list. ENSide Christie's, London, UK, (Ch)  Bonhams, London, UK, (B)  p. 52 p. 58 Kruse International, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (K)  p. 66 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, Al, (131)  p. 76 3: Average daily driver in decent condition  4. Still a driver but with some a arent flaws  5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good onl for arts

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RM AUCTIONS INC. VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT AMELIA ISLAND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE MARCH 12, 2005 THE RITZ-CARLTON AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA 1950 FERRARI 166 MM TOURING BARCHETTA A Scuderia Ferrari factory entry at LeMans and winner of the 12 Hours of Paris at Montlhery with Chinetti -Lucas Sold by Luigi Chinetti to Bill Spear and raced in the USA by Spear, John Fitch and Phil Walters including fourth overall at Sebring in both 1950 and 1952. Recent restoration by marque expert with concours awards from FCA Nationals, Meadow Brook and Pebble Beach. photo credit: The Klemantaski Collection _ 1933 PACKARD TWELVE CUSTOM DIETRICH CONVERTIBLE SEDAN 1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 VANTAGE SALOON :  i  k  11 ID  •:

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1972 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA COMPETITION COUPE N.A.R.T. (North American Racing Team) Group 4 Competition Berlinetta. Extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of the "Factory Five" alloy cars which raced at Le Mans, Daytona, Sebring and Watkins Glen. Chassis no. 14889 photo credit: Joel Tressler 1933 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ RIVIERA PHAETON WITH COACHWORK BY BRUNN One of three originally built and one of only two factory supercharged examples of the three. This beautifully presented Duesenberg is fresh from a no-expense-spared restoration by marque specialist Mr. Fran Roxas and is complete with very well known provenance. Most recently this stunning supercharged Duesenberg was given a class award and The Elegance in Motion award at the 2002 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance photo credit: ACME Studios 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM, ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0 TEL: 519-352-4575  FAX: 519-351-1337

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Christie's , London, UK CHRISTIE'S Christie's Jack Barclay Showroom Nine Elms, London, UK December 7, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Sales total:  High sale:  Rupert Banner 26 15 58% S1,397,188 lot 176, 1988 Porsche 959, sold at S212,915 Premium: 17.5% on the first S135,800, 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots) by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics Exceptional Motor Cars and Automobilia auction, held at the Jack Barclay Showroom in Nine Elms, London, was a solid sale. The showroom, famous for its Rolls-Royce and Bentley affiliations, is now a Bentley dealership, with new Continental GTs being delivered by the weekly truckload to waiting London clients. Against this backdrop, Christie's selection of motor cars for the auction looked quite proper. Auctioneer Rupert Banner presided over a relaxed and friendly crowd of perhaps 200 enthusiastic attendees (fewer than the number of people at the B-J bidder's bar at any given moment). Represented were the usual members of the motor trade, used car dealers, bargain hunters, and those looking to fulfill their desires with one or two particular purchases. The mild but misty early December London weather didn't faze Londoners, and the auction was indoors. After 160-odd automobilia lots were hammered down, the automobiles began in earnest with a wide selection of cars ranging in price from just $13,677 for a well-preserved 1958 Rover 110 sedan, to $212,915 for a 1988 Porsche 959 "Komfort" showing just an original 5,300 miles from new. In between those low and high prices were two E-type Jaguars—a 1961 fiat-floor convertible that sold for a reported $91,180, and a 1969 4.2-liter SII convertible that found a new home for a more modest $57,267. Disproving the claims of some that only a North American restoration shop can perform a world-class restoration on an American-built vehicle, lot 188, a spectacular 1936 Packard V12 Series 14 convertible coupe, sold for a quite respectable $191,575; and lot 189, a D 52  espite having fewer automobiles in total than Barrett-Jackson runs across the block in a couple of hours, Christie's Annual December ENGLISH #183-1931 BENTLEY 8 LITER Sedanca de Ville. S/N YM5034. Black over cream/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 17,247 miles. Excellent paint, almost without flaws, seems to have been recently applied. Restoration was undertaken in the U.S. while part of the Lassiter Collection in Florida. Excellent brightwork. Underhood detailed with perhaps more shine than new, yet looks great. Rear window fitting is one of the interior is sharp and as new. Very nicely done. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $148,168. This one was truly the talk of the auction. The old-car fans and the contemporary aficionados liked it equally well. Count me among its fans. With a well-known history, great colors, and appealing coachwork, I can 't argue with the enthusiastic sale price. #168-1954 ASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 few low points of the car. Should be cleaned up and recaulked. Excellent full leather interior. No wear noted. Stylish and attractive, well-fitted and complete. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $368,600. Delivered new to Lord Brougham and Vaux, sold on to Scotland. With a chassis over 13 feet long, it's as imposing as it is handsome. I think the $450k low estimate was overly ambitious; however; a case can easily be built for it to be worth more than what was bid. #172 1933 ALVIS SPEED 20 SA 4 seat - - sports tourer. S/N 10074. Green/red. RHD. Odo: 41,213 miles. Later Crested Eagle Alvis engine installed in the 1950s. Older paintwork is fair; shows plenty of touch-ups and home Sports Car Market coupe. S/N LML824. White/blue stripes/black. RHD. Odo: 23,641 miles. Excellent paint, excellent chrome. Full roll cage installed; factory seats replaced with Sparcos and Willans safety harnesses. Orr Terratrip rally computer in front of where glovebox was located. Dash wood is stunning 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, was purchased for $72,944. Both cars were restored by the West Hoathly Garage in Sussex, and both cars were purchased by the same bidder. Other notable sales included a 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4, race- and rally-prepared, for $125,373; a 1986 Lancia Delta S4 road car going to a new home at $66,106; and an exLondon Motor Show 1933 Aston Martin Le Mans Special 4-seater, looking both stately and fast, for $148,168. Two of my favorite cars were post-war Bentleys from totally different generations. The first, a 1958 Bentley Continental Sl, sold for $72,944, and the second, a 1995 Azure convertible, brought $176,637. The strong performance of the British pound against the U.S. dollar brings especially unfavorable buying conditions for American shoppers, but despite that, more than a few visitors from this side of the Atlantic made it to the sale. I was happy to be among them and look forward to returning next year.—D.K. style (poorly done) repairs. Lots of dents and dings to the coachwork; some appear to have been from tossed-up stones while others could be from parking-lot mishaps. Good chrome. Headlights show pitting. Very good leather. Dash is complete; good carpets. A very appealing presentation. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $58,200. Seventy-two years earlier to the day, this car left the factory on its way to the selling dealer Follett in Mayfair, London. History didn't repeat, as no new owner was found today. Worth more than the high bid, but not a bunch more. #181-1933 ASTON MARTIN LE MANS SPECIAL FOUR SEATER convertible. SiN 13308L. Olde English White/black leather. RI-ID. Odo: 67,900 miles. 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Christie's London, UK scarred. Prepared for La Carrera Panamericana by Jim Stokes. Raced in numerous other competitions, including the 1999 Tour de France as well as the Ruta Maya Rally in South America. FIA papers. A competitive, fully prepared race and rally AM, even though the race colors speak more of Cunningham. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $125,373. One of the more hotly soughtafter cars in the sale. The final price achieved broke well through the presale estimates. Expensive, and worth it to someone who wishes to compete. #165-1958 ROVER 110 sedan. S/N 76500008. Eng. #76500007. Black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 67,038 miles. 4-sp. Current MOT. Decent quality respray. Some questionable softness to right rear fender. Brightwork, chrome, and stainless show well and are complete. Cracking rear - window gasket; good just a tick off perfect. Excellent underhood and fully detailed. Some use wear since restoration. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $91,180. This was a gorgeous presentation in great colors, but $91k is getting dangerously close to the 6-digit figures of ten years ago. If these prices hold in the U.S., E-types may be seeing a price spike again. Run and check your 401k account. #190-1969 JAGUAR E-TYPE SII road- glass. Interior is excellent. Red leather appears to be recent; excellent carpets and good wood. Very nice time-machine Rover. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,677. This one had lots of fans viewing it before the sale, including most of the mechanics taking a break from fixing broken Bentleys in for repair at Jack Barclay s. Lots of classic motoring for a very reasonable price. Unfortunately it's classic motoring of the 4door no-convertible-top style. #182-1958 BENTLEY Si CONTINENTAL S/N BC2 1EL. Eng. #BC20E. Dark green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 58,862 miles. Auto. Paint is only to a decent quality—not hopeless but could be better. Some waviness to hood and a few dings. Good chrome. Very nice leather shows light wear. Excellent carpets and good wood. Very good headliner. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $72,944. The R-Type Continentals were ster. S/N 1R1267. Eng. #7R63429. Opalescent Blue/dark blue leather. RHD. Odo: 63,957 miles. 4.2-liter. Excellent paintwork over a good body presentation. Good gaps and recently replaced rubber gaskets. Not a fresh restoration, but still quite nice. Half-inch ding lambswool overcarpets. Body-color piping and steering wheel look great. A lightly used, U.K.-registered example in excellent colors. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $176,637. The first Azure convertible sold at the Jack Barclay Showroom in Berkeley Square. Extremely reasonable miles. 1 am an enthusiastic fan of the color combination of this car—not quite understated yet not rock-star flamboyant. Lots of money, but considering the low miles, not a bad retail purchase. #193-1995 BENTLEY TURBO S on the center of the rear bumper. Otherwise all good outside. Interior shows only light wear. Stock, original, and complete. Clarion sound system is the only exception. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $59,267. Pricey for the U.S. market, but with almost two dollars to the pound expect to see some upward pressure on the Jag marketplace. RHD cars bring an expected premium in the U.K.. Let 's call this a good deal for both the buyer and the seller. #191-1975 ROLLS-ROYCE CORNICHE coupe. S/N CRH20402. Eng. #20402. Willow Gold/fawn leather. RHD. Odo: 24,551 built with fastback styling and construction features that made them lighter in weight than their standard steel brethren. The addition of a 4.9-liter engine didn't hurt their performance either For a while they were the fastest 4passenger cars in production. Lots of signs of recent money spent, but no cohesive overall restoration. The smell in the interior was not of Connolly hides; rather it was of wool 54  picnic tables. Presents quite nicely throughout. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $50,440. We Bentley Turbo R owners covet the Bentley Turbo S because it's one more letter down the alphabet! The Turbo S is capable of 0-60 in under 6 seconds and a governed 155 mph. Only 75 were built. Rare and an object of desire, but no one in the house raised a hand high enough for this one to change owners. Sports Car Market sedan. S/N SCBZTO5C6SCH56845. Eng. #055L410MTKS. Gold/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 17,275 miles. One or two slight flaws to the coachwork. Excellent brightwork. Good glass. Very nice mags are unmarked. Light wear to driver's seat. All other leather is excellent including the headliner. Excellent wood, full carpeting that had been wet too many times. A bit spendy but watch for further appreciation in this market. #178-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE SI flatfloor roadster. S/N 850071. Eng. #R1245/9. Carmen Red/black leather. RHD. Odo: 76,762 miles. 3.8-liter. Excellent paint and chrome, except right rear taillight is pitted. Very nice top. Good gaps. Excellent interior; console is miles. Auto. Paint shows some light flaws under showroom lights. Excellent chrome. Windshield delamination just starting. Interior is excellent, even the piping is unmarked. Will look good under the London version of sunshine. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $47,870. This is the first full restoration 1 have ever seen of a 1970s-era Corniche coupe. Over $38k was spent to make this car look as good as it does. 1 doubt this figure could be duplicated anytime soon. However, it should serve as a reminder that these are largely hand-built motorcars, rare and iconic. #I92-1995 BENTLEY AZURE convert- ible. S/N SCBZK15C 1TCH53605. Eng. #85121 L4I0MTIT. Wild Berry/creme leather. RHD. Odo: 5,642 miles. Spotless original paintwork. Excellent and unmarked brightwork. Very light wear to driver's seat at the bolster. Light wear on passenger seat. Flawless wood,

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Christie's London, UK #167-1997 LAND ROVER WOLF DEFENDER 110 transglobal expedition. S/N SALLDBA68VA120823. Eng. #15LA1869. Metallic gold/gray cloth. Odo: 33,013 miles. Built for explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 2.5-liter turbodiesel 14, 5-sp. Excellent paint and trim. Very good fit and finish throughout. Excellent interior; light use wear throughout. Would cost a fortune to duplicate. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $43,311. Built on the 110-inch Wolf chassis available for military-spec Land Rovers only. Very well bought. Although this Land Rover was originally designed and built for expedition work, the trip fell through for a lack of funds. With a rumored build cost of close to $80k and the low miles, this is one used SUV with plenty of on- and off-road miles left in it. FRENCH replica. #162-FERRARI 330 P2 JUNIOR scale Red/black cloth/vinyl.  Child's half-scale working car built in Lyon, France. Ladder-frame chassis, GRP body. Honda 144cc single, chain drive. Very good fit and finish. Excellent paint. Plexiglas windscreen has light scratching. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $9,118. Just the thing for your spoiled-rotten offspring, or better yet to hang on the wall above your full-size 330 P2. Sounds expensive to me, but 1 never had to pay for 12 years at private school. #171-1913 THEOPHILE SCHNEIDER 28 HP ALL WEATHER 3-door. S/N 13419. Eng. #13419. Green/black fenders/blue/gray. RHD. Good paint. Excellent brass. Top is older and shows wear. Very nice interior, wellfitted and with excellent wood. Excellent cloth and carpets. Could use more preparation for the coachwork. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $81,480. With its Renault-style hood, it's unmistakably French in origin. There's a good chance you've seen this car before, as it was featured in the 1965 film, "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines." High bid was nearly $20k light—the only thing light about this gargantuan Edwardian. #164-1926 MORS 3-1/2 LITER GRAND DUC tourer. S/N 151850. Cream/brown/tan/ light green leather. RHD. Odo: 15,248 miles. Good-quality paintwork isn't outstanding but well applied. Brightwork is good and would polish out well. Canvas side-mount covers have seen better days but are an easy replacement. Top is dirty but serviceable. Interior shows well; twin front-facing jump seats are a nice touch. Leather a bit dry but good. Wood nice but not show-quality. Dirty leather-bound Auto Collectors Garage 9848 Southwest Freeway Houston, Tx 71 3-541 -2281 fax 713-541-2286 www.autocollectorsgarage.com sales@autocollectorsgarage.com 1980 Rolls Royce Corniche Convertible: Body by I-11 Mulliner with steel & aluminum panels; fully optioned car; books & records; extremely well maintained car that was garaged. $52,500 1974 Maserati Bora:4.9 litre; 5 sp; factory a/c; power windows; only 235 produced; 8,521 ORIGINAL milesmm all hydraulics recently replaced. $59,900 • SALES • SERVICE • RESTORATION • APPRAISAL • LOCATORS 1970 Maserati Indy: 4.2 V8; 4 weber carbs; 5 sp; power steering, brakes, & windows; factory a/c; NEW interior; outstanding overall condition both mechanically and cosmetically. $27,900 1955 Jaguar XK140MC; 3 year frame off restoration; Type C engine; 4 sp; wire wheels; dual exhaust; NEW Connally leather interior; NEW cloth top; NEW paint--everything NEW; Only driven 5 miles since restoration. $89,900 April 2005 55

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Christie's London, UK carpets. An older restoration, perhaps 30 years old, that would present much better with a minor refresh. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $29,634. One of a handful of these important but not well-known French cars imported when new into the UK. The importer/dealer was Sir Malcolm Campbell, world speed record holder The sale was announced on the block with a recently seized motor—it had been running just a day earlier Sold for right in the middle of the estimate. Well done. #173-1936 DELAHAYE 135S coupe. S/N 47187. Eng. #818046. Red/twin racing stripes/gray. RI-ID. Odo: 1,253 kilometers. Beat-up coachwork, flat and dull paint. Poor chrome, with lots of pitting and scratches. Interior shows plenty of wear. Unusual 1960s plastic woodgrain is a hoot. Plenty of problems showing—your basic barn find. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $465,600. Originally an say how much they added to the bottom line. Federalized for 1987 through 1989, 959s bring $100k to $275k on this side of the Atlantic. Fair price. ITALIAN #170-1929 OFFICINE MECCANICHE 665 SUPERBA tourer. S/N 6650234. Eng. #6650237. Black/red/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 4,152 miles. A beat-up barn find. Last paint job was done by brush. Brightwork surprisingly good, the high point in the overall condition. Leather is fair, but seats are flat. Rebodied perhaps by Corsica in the 1930s. Said to have been one of the six special cars fitted with an #174-1986 LANCIA DELTA S4 coupe. S/N 2LA038AR000000032. Metallic red/beige Alcantara. Odo: 10,488 miles. 1.8-liter 14 with Volumex supercharger and KICK turbocharger; 5-sp ZF. Some wear, possibly more than expected for the miles. Excellent paintwork, one scratch on front trunk lid. Blackout trim is excellent. Underhood shows heavy wear. open-wheeled racer, rebodied in 1952-53 by Henry Molla. Type 235 block later fitted, perhaps in the 1950s. Plenty of race history from 1936 through 1959, including the 1936 Tourist Trophy and the 1936 Mount Ventoux Hillclimb. The catalog says it all: "In recent times the car has been gently started and run, but it would require a fill re-commissioning before use or race preparation before active competition." Just perhaps $150k away from a competitive entry in the Le Mans Classic. GERMAN #176-1988 PORSCHE 959 KOMFORT S/N WPOZZZ95ZJS900172. Eng. #65H00240. Metallic silver/burgundy/grey leather. Odo: 53 miles. Very nice original paint, trim remains excellent. Perfect glass. Some light scarring on right rear rim. Interior shows some light wear on both driver and passenger seats. Cond: 2. R.F. Oats-designed pushrod OHV head, as six production cars were needed to homologate for the 1929 Tourist Trophy. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $54,320. Officine Meccaniche, or OM, was an Italian firm founded in Milan in 1899. The first OM cars were built in the former Brixia Zust factory in Brescia in 1918. British registration found back to 1935, with no definitive race history. A very appealing body style. If! owned it, I wouldn't dare to attempt a restoration. #179-1959 FERRARI 250 CT PF coupe. SIN 1173GT. Red/black. Odo: 5,672 miles. Fully modified for road rally use. Carburetor changed out for Weber 40s; air filter assembly replaced with trumpets. Good paint. Largely dechromed, but what's left is good. Borranis show plenty of road wear and grit. Full roll Excellent beige suede leather is largely unmarked. Road car, full of Abarth gear. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $66,106. With 250 hp and lots of screaming race car bits in an almost staid two-door body, the Delta S4 is not often seen on our side of the Atlantic, and short of a race car exemption few will make it here. Sold for just below the middle of the estimate; a decent buy for the end user. AMERICAN #163-1928 FORD PHAETON. S/N 1472041. Eng. #2510203. White/red. RHD. Odo: 14,760 miles. Poorly applied older paintwork. All chrome is dull or pitted. Loose fender-mounted running light. Lenses do not match left to right. Older vinyl interior is dirty but will clean up. Top is well beyond cleaning SOLD AT $212,915. Sale price included the cherished number plates—personalized tags to you and me—which can sell for well into the tens of thousands of pounds for the right letter and number combinations. Tough to 56  cage installed. Seats replaced with Sparco units and Sabelt harnesses. Halon fire suppression, Plexiglas rear window, quick-release filler cap. Tool roll, side glass, and regulators are in the trunk. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $100,880. Silly me. I thought this kind of high bid would own this car in a heartbeat. With a competition history that starts barely more than ten years ago, just give me a stock car with all the factory goodies still attached for $10k less. and needs replacement. Quite unusual look in a right-hand drive four-door, but poor quality of paint, chrome, trim, and top make for a less than favorable impression. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $8,148. Long-time Uruguayan ownership, possibly UK. or Australian built. Apart from the unusual right-hand drive, there's not much to recommend here. Bid price was a bit light, but in reality all you're buying is the right to spend money on a restoration. #188-1936 PACKARD V12 SERIES FOURTEEN convertible coupe. S/N 14TH919263. Cream yellow/cream leather. Odo: 80,929 miles. The catalog states that this car was lightly used since restoration. Very Sports Car Market

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Christie's London, UK little wear. Excellent paint. All brightwork is there, correct and perfect. Light-colored interiors show wear first, but this one was pristine. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $191,575. Recent full body-off nut-and-bolt restoration, class winner at the Louis Vuitton Classic at Bagatelle in 1997. Restoration by West Hoathly Garage, Sussex. Great car, great restoration, great sales result. #189-1956 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Mk II coupe. S/N C56F3058. Eng. #101F6M4134. Pastel Green/green/white leather. Odo: 10,856 miles. Full restoration done by West Hoathly Garage in Sussex, completed December 1999. Excellent paint and chrome; excellent and correct inside; desirable a/c. Unfortunate crack to passenger window is an easy fix. One or two modest restoration flaws (key cover on decklid should be gold plated) only notable for the serious collector. An excellent example in great colors. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,944. A very impressive restoration. I sat behind the purchaser of this car who also bought lot #188, the Packard. He is intending to sell both of these cars, as he feels there is money left on the table. I'm not sure if he's correct; however; he has two exceptional cars to show for his effort. On our home shores, sale price represents all the money plus a bit. #169-1957 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE coupe. S/N FW1873. Eng. #5762086933. Burgundy/brown leather/gray cloth. Odo: 58,034 miles. Automatic. Excellent paint. Very good chrome but rear stainless is weak. Original-style interior shows well. Factory a/c, ps, pb, power seats, Autronic Eye. U.K.-registered, current MOT. A nice driver. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,590. Only 2,100 Eldorado Seville coupes came down the assembly line in 1957; MSRP was $7,286. Certainly not a show-quality restoration here. Well above what this car would have brought in the U.S. market.• Vintage Rallies zoos TEXAS 1000 BLUEBONNET RUN APRIL 10-15, 2005 TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AT BLUEBONNET TIME! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or CT cars NEW ENGLAND 1000 MAY 22-27, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or CT cars FORZA MILLE SEPTEMBER 18-23, 2005 MOUNTAINS & SEACOAST OF MAINE! any exotic sports car of any year Vintage Rallies, Inc. visit www.vintagerallies.com for updates 80 Jackson Hill Road, Sharon, CT 06069 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 April 2005  MOUNTAIN MILLE OCTOBER 16-21, 2005 WEST VIRGINIA & THE GREENBRIER! 1975 or earlier sports, racing or CT cars 57

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Bonhams London, UK 83 Bonhams Olympia, London, United Kingdom December 6, 2004 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rate:  Soles total:  James Knight 97 88 91% $5,895,047 High: .. Lot 689, 1929 Mercedes-Benz 38/250-hp Type SS Castagna Roadster-Cabriolet, sold at $2,243,610 Premium: 15% on the first $53,400, 10% thereafter (included in prices of sold lots) z‘k Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T he London-based Car Department of Bonhams UK crowned a good 2004 auction year in London's ample but rather dowdy Olympia 2 two-floor venue by flogging nearly $5.9m worth of four-wheeled stock, to an impressive 91% sales rate. As at Bonhams' Goodwood Revival sale earlier in the season, a pre-war Mercedes-Benz took star billing. The ex-Roxy Rothafel SS Roadster-Cabriolet, admittedly looking brand new rather than of 1929 vintage, justified its top spot by selling for $2.24m. However, an also fully renovated 1910 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp with open-drive limo coachwork, formerly owned by leading Silver Ghost authority Millard Newman in Tampa, Florida, failed to locate a kindred spirit, declared unsold at $437k. ENGLISH #697-1910 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP SILVER GHOST open-drive limousine. SIN 1365. Eng. #38. Brown, caramel stripes/brown leather, fawn cloth. RHD. Former resident of L.A. and Tampa, where it gained striped livery and Watermelon Car nickname following restoration during Millard Newman ownership. Well restored and still virtually mint. Later history file. Sleeves renewed and crank re-metalled in 2003. Nice rear foot-warmer. Modern indicator lights. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,466. A fine example of a high-fashion marque and model, here with the style of coachwork that was favored by English royals and Indian maharajahs in period. Such a better value than R-Rs of a similar vintage. #702-1924 BENTLEY 3-LITER tourer. S/N 620. Eng. #SR1420. British Racing Green/ red. RHD. Odo: 1,500 miles. Genuine 1924built short chassis. 1926-dated late-sump motor fed by bronze SU carbs. Aluminum-bodied in at $3 1k; and a 1989 Lancia Delta Integrale 16v 4x4 at $26k. Consigned by other vendors, a brace of Rolls-Royce Phantoms changed hands here, with $184k collected for a 2004 concourswinning 1926 Phantom I enclosed-drive Cabrio and $135k for the ex-Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1929/30 Phantom II Sedanca de Ville. Among more modern stock, a 1988 Porsche 959 with only 14,914 km cost $269,660. Due to the auction house's U.K. policy of locking up clients' cars during viewing and sales days—apparently in order to prevent theft of shift knobs and ashtrays, something that doesn't seem to be of such concern during their U.S. sales—it was not possible during the time available to have each one of them unlocked. My apologies therefore for the lack of odo readings for some of the cars reviewed.—R.H-E. black/green. RHD. Hutton & Sons bodywork. Rescued 15 years ago, since when totally restored, including Knight's double-sleevevalve engine. Some minor wear to paint, brass, wood, and leather. Later electric starter wisely installed. Well presented. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $40,158. Even after paying what was a top price, the U.K. dealer buying it could sniff some profit from this Edwardian character. #669-1914 DAIMLER 20 HP MODEL TW 20 landaulette. S/N 12386. Eng. #18249. Black/green/green/gray. RHD. Totally and superbly renovated in 1995, fully detailed in The big draw here, though, was another batch of cars from Birmingham motor trader Alexander Patrick's Patrick Collection, which was responsible for the packed hall and some vigorous bidding, much of it to nonsensical heights. It was understandable that his museum-preserved, Zagato-bodied 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage coupe raised an over-estimate $150k; an AM Lagonda sedan from the same year brought $114k; and a Group B-rallied Audi Quattro 4x4 coupe found $114k. But what was absolutely crazy was the frenetic bidding for many of the other Collection exhibits, admittedly lowmileage cars, but some of unexceptional quality. Clocking way over recent or current market prices were a 1970 Jensen FF coupe upgraded to MIcIII spec at $46k; a 1982 DeLorean at $41k; a 1988 Jaguar XJS V12 cabrio and a 1984 BMW 635CSi Alpina B9, both at $38k; a 1978 Triumph Stag with hard top at $3 1k; a 1985 Porsche 928S S2 coupe 58  electric starter. Usual speaking tube from owner's quarters in back to chauffeur up front, plus eccentric bank of instruction lights indicating Home, Faster, Slower. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $436,500. There wasn't a visibleto-me bidder in the house for this almost-newlooking Ghost, although the chandeliers were swaying with excitement. At least $500k was being sought front the few potential buyers for this near-antique. #686-1911 DAIMLER 15 HP 5-seat tourer. S/N IX101. Eng. #9812. Dark green over 2000 with 13/55 final drive, cam-driven alternator, authentic Lucas bell headlights, and torpedo sides. Minimal wear to paint, brightwork, and trim. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $109,610. Although the project was well enough executed, aficionados of Cricklewood Bentleys with all numbers matching will always mark down the price of any pull-together with modern bodywork. In this case, to $7k below forecast. #690-1926 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM I 40/50 HP convertible. S/N 57YC. Eng. #LA75. Maroon/brown. RHD. Encloseddrive cabriolet with division. Last restored pre-1990 with period features. Regular U.K. concours winner, most recently at 2004 RREC Rally weekend. Various marks, but really very minor. Original Grebels retained, cocktail cabinet and trinkets drawer all in lovely birdseye maple. Carefully preserved throughout. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams London, UK original. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $141,620. Just over the reserve bought this historic chaingang car; apparently as yet unmolested. Which is, of course, just how many addicts in this strange hobby of ours prefer their fixes. #705-1936 SS 2-1/2 LITER tourer. S/N 19003. Eng. #250033. Red/black. RHD. Swallow Sidecar body. One of only 100 factory-opened 2-1/2 tourers, though now with post-WWII Jag OHV six in place of original Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $184,300. Fair price. And now the new owner can be instantly gratified with concours awards for the trophy cabinet. #688-1928 BENTLEY 3-LITER tourer. SIN DN1734. Eng. #DN1736. Red over black/ black. RHD. Freestone & Webb coachwork. Late 1960s-restored, recent body renovation wealthy textiles mill owner, then entrusted to his chauffeur. Clearly well restored in 1986; since then a regular concours winner. Electrics and wiring renewed recently. Apparently totally unmarked. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $73,332. More than one player competed for this elegant pre-war until the hammer fell at $5,400 over the estimate. Very .fine condition warranted this much, although in the U.K. such pre-war sedans without an open top hard may be tough to resell. #706-1933 TALBOT 103 3-LITER race roadster. S/N AV35302. Eng. #AU565. Light blue and dark blue/black. RHD. First Vanden Plas bodied, then rebodied and Brooklands raced by Bryan Burton in 1938-39. Accident damaged in 1959, then unused until 1971. by James Pearce. Panels and paint unmarked, some wear to interior. Correct sloper SUs and magnetos. Brand-new tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $113,878. With genuine F&W coachwork still present and looking far more 1920s, this Bentley 3-Liter seemed a much better value than built-up Lot 702, at nearly the same money. #671-1929 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP PHANTOM II sedanca de ville. S/N 133WJ. Eng. #KY85. Black/gray/black/gray. RHD. First owner Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma. Coachwork and interior restored some years ago by Silkinsons, also chassis and electrics. Last restored in 1999 when front half of chassis replaced. Limited use since. Cosmetically concours. Really super. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $135,218. Good period competition history and faultless condition warranted the midestimate money paid. But would you dare to subject such detailing to the wicked world of suicidal bugs and flying gravel? #682-1934 FRAZER NASH TT REPLICA competition roadster. S/N 2142. Eng. #7/111. British Racing Green/black. RHD. Thirdplaced Brooklands, Le Mans non-finisher, both in 1935. Much evented until 1991. Delightfully scruffy though allegedly sound. Ancient paint Standard motor. Mainly stored since 1971 while in Dutch collection. Ripe for full refurb with doors sagging. Panels marked with small splits. Paint scratches touched-up. Leather heavily cracked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,775. Even with the incorrect engine, top money for this very characterful, sans-roof tourer #694-1937 AUSTIN SEVEN SPECIAL roadster. S/N 27529. British Racing Green/tan. RHD. A7 chassis dated 1937, 1959-built Cadet GRP body on tubular steel spaceframe. Project completed in mid-1990s. Vince Leek-prepped engine with Phoenix crank, cross-flow radiator, high-pressure oil pump. Well executed, good detailing. Only minor and acceptable wear. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $23,426. Specials were all the rage in sports-car-starved, postwar U.K., although such curios are rarely as well turned-out as this Hamblin Cadet, always reckoned to be the most desirable plastic-bodied variant among homebuilt A7s. #679-1937 MG SA 2-LITER sports sedan. S/N SA1893. Eng. #OPHG2174. Damask Red over silver gray/dark red. RHD. Rescued from dereliction in 1987, when rebuilt chassis-up Engine rebuilt 1,000 miles ago. Only very minor exterior wear. Interior unmarked. Engine well detailed. Still cosmetically excellent throughout. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $135,218. Great motor car with super history and in lovely condition, and with just right depth of patina. The fortunate new owner was spot-on. #664-1933 LAGONDA 16/80 ST24 pillarless sedan. S/N S10403. Eng. #S2152. Black over gray over black/gray. RHD. Weymann patent body. First owned by a 60 stone-chipped. Almost certainly still-original leather-trimmed buckets ragged. Apart from more modern motorcycle chains with automatic-lubricating oil pump, extraordinarily Sports Car Market

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Bonham17 & BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS Es APPRAISERS Los  Angeles The George Barris Collection of Kustom Television and Movie Cars and other properties Saturday May 14 Petersen Automotive Museum Los Angeles, CA Consignments Invited ( ' t4itUttft$ 4 Preview May 12 through May 13 Among custom car builders George Barris is an icon. More famous than his name alone is his work that is immediately recognized by generations of Americans and by movie and television fans worldwide. Perhaps best known for the 'Batmobile' he created in 1966 for the television program Batman, Barris has played a seminal role in American popculture through his automotive creations made for the entertainment industry. Who among us doesn't know 'The General Lee', made for the hit television series The Dukes of Hazard, or the The Munster Koach' built for The Munsters television series? Other notable creations included 'KITT' from the television hit Knight Rider, and Ma and Pa Clampett's Jalopy from The Beverly Hillbillies. In addition to the Barris Collection, this sale will also include for the collector car enthusiast many of the most exciting Kustoms, Hot Rods and Muscle cars ever built. Bonhams & Butterfields are proud to offer for sale many of these fantastic creations at the Petersen Automotive Museum, and we now invite a select number of properties for inclusion as part of this important sale. Inquiries Mark Osborne (415) 503 3353 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly (415) 503 3285 andrew.reilly@bonhams.com Mike FitzSimons (203) 622 6093 bonhams@fiteng.com Illustrated Catalog: $40 plus 58tH Pictured: 1 Ma and Pa Clampett's Jalopy, from The Beverly Hillbillies 2 American Graffiti,1955 Chevy 3 Kitt, from Knight Rider 4 'General Lee,'1969 Dodge Charger, from The Dukes of Hazard Bonhams & Butterfields, 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, California 94103; (415) 391 4000, (415) 391 4040 fax, www.bonhams.com/us 2005, Bonhams & Butter-fields. AB nghts reserved. CA Bond No 57B5BBZ3253

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Bonhams London, UK including renewal of ash framework. Restored to very high standard, including surprisingly luxuriously appointed interior. Authenticity preserved. Sparingly exercised, still mint. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $66,930. The top price paid was thoroughly deserved for this stunningly presented and now rare immediate pre-war MG model. The Motor opined in the period that it was just the type of design to appeal to the modern sports car enthusiast who has come to realize that speed with silence has a fascination all of its own. The SA was decades ahead of its time. #707-1952 ASTON MARTIN DB2 coupe. S/N LM1L50166. Eng. #VB6E501231. Dark blue/black. RHD. Current Vantage engine fitted in 1959. Restored in 1987. Some discreet mods, triple carbs, 3.27:1 axle ratio. Well known in AMOC circles during late Major drive, discs all round, sump shield, rear rollcage, two lamps on bar, and two spares. Paint and brightwork much marked, bubbling along rear fender creases. Strictly functional interior is shabby. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $21,195. $2,000 below reserve was wisely accepted. Even without the hardtop, which the mean vendor had retained, this scrujfir 100/6 was in speedy need of a back-to-metal makeover to stop the rust. #709-1960 COOPER T52 FORMULA JUNIOR race car. S/N FJ26/60. British Racing Green, white stripes/black. Rediscovered circa 1985. Chassis restored by Peter Denty, body by Maurice Gomme in ye olde works car colors. Hillclimbed in recent black. RHD. 4.2-liter. Ex-US. Converted to RHD during 1994 rebuild, only 1,000 miles since. S2 brakes, higher final drive, electric cooling fan, inertia-reel belts. 1960s radio converted to FM; CD changer added. Well presented with perfect panels, unmarked paint, only lightly polish-scratched chrome. Moderately worn interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,851. An enthusiastic underbidder was responsible for the new owner having to pay $2,200 over estimate. The spec and condition probably warranted it, though. #632-1970 JENSEN FF MARK III coupe. S/N 127244. Eng. #127244. Aquarius Metallic/ biscuit leather. RHD. Auto. Previously Jensen Cars owned. Uprated to present Mk III spec during 1983 resto by factory. Panel fit good, no rust, paint going flat in places. Chrome Tom May ownership. Obsessively maintained. Only modest wear to paint and interior. Engine bay really super. Absolutely on-the-button. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $76,533. $8,600 over the top estimate can be explained by celebrity status. The car achieved an 80-80-80 record in May's 80th year, averaging 88.72 mph for 80 minutes, and recording a 108.49-mph average on the fastest of 57 circuits of the Millbrook test track. This is THE DB2 to own. #700-1957 JAGUAR XK 150 FHC. S/N 834190DN. Red/black. 3.4-liter. Returned home from U.S. in mid-1990s. Costly XK Engineering resto in 1996 with invoices on file. Some cosmetic wear, albeit of minor nature, to seasons. Larger, non-FJ-compliant 1.3-liter engine. Some minor event wear to GRP bodywork, suspension, and interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,908. This tidy T52 could fairly simply be returned to F.1-eligible spec. Considering the number of events on the calendar for this category, well bought. #667-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES V VANTAGE coupe. S/N DB4/1197/ R. Eng. #370/1198. Goodwood Green/beige. RHD. One of only three S5 Vantages with auto. Factory serviced 1973-2004. Renovated marked. Leather yellowing. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,590. With only 111 produced in RHD, such FF 4x4s are becoming rare-and, despite being cosmetically off, this one still pulled huge money. $26k over Bonhanis' top estimate, to be precise. Quite extraordinary. #614-1978 TRIUMPH STAG convertible. S/N LD453810. Eng. #LF044923HE. Green metallic/black. RHD. Odo: 10,239 miles. Totally original mechanically. Cosmetically original except for repaint from factory-applied red, which was carried out before leaving paint, chrome, and interior. Desirable overdrive fitted. Well presented. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $44,620. The condition, not to mention the reputation of the restorer, warranted the high price paid for a model that some market authorities are coming to rate and value more highly than the E-type. #696-1959 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100/6 rally roadster. S/N BN64433. Eng. #26DRUH76165. Red/black. RHD. Serious eventing mods include Tulip box with over- 62  at some time. Body excellent, paint mainly good, chrome unmarked. Leather acceptably worn. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $98,940. This, the most desirable of all DB4 .fixed-heads, barely scraped onto the results list. The seller deserved at least $3k-$4k more. #687-1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES I coupe. S/N 1E34152. Eng. #7E118989. Red/ showroom. Some minor blemishes to paint and chrome. Interior clean. Nothing concours queen about the drab engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,234. This surprisingly high valuation, especially for a color-changed example in far from stunning order; can only be explained by a severe bout of collection-itis affecting bidders. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams London, UK #651-1981 DAIMLER DOUBLE-SIX RAPPORT FORTE station wagon. S/N 21(2893BW. Light green metallic and dark green. RHD. One-off creation funded by Patrick Collection. Ladbroke Avon bodywork; Rapport design employing the Jag-Daimler V12 floor pan and running gear. Mainly museum-displayed. Paint marked. Seat leather some. Paintwork absolutely spotless. Leather lightly worn. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $150,156. Little used and, for U.K., most appropriately registered 610 VZ, this Vantage Zagato in a too-brash color for most was worth $ 14k above reserve to the new owner GERMAN slightly worn. Alloys dull. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $17,402. On basis that, ususally, it takes at least two bidders to push any sale price above reserve, the nearly $8k above reserve paid has to have more to do with winning in the saleroom than sanity in the market. At least no other collector is likely to have one of these in your street, town, state, country, or planet. #633-1987  ASTON  V8 VANTAGE coupe. SCFCV81Z1GTR20028. Eng. #V5800028X. Fury Yellow/black. RHD. Odo: 6,100 miles. Accident-damaged in 1995, factory-repaired with no apparent traces and only 1,300 miles since. Bodywork perfect, but perfectly ugly for MARTIN S/N #689-1929 MERCEDES-BENZ 38/250HP SS roadster. S/N 14034. Eng. #321096. Gray/red. RHD. Milanese coachwork commissioned by first owner Roxy Rothafel. Black and yellow when Arizona resident, 30 years ago. Separated from original engine and gearbox at some time; replacements sourced from 1929 SS. 6,000 man-hour resto 1999-2004. Much renewed to original spec, apart from Zeiss instead of Grebe! headlamps. Absolutely fabulous, albeit looking a little too brand-new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,243,610. Despite the interesting early history and stunning condition, Roxy's Merc just barely made the minimum money to sell, at $44k short of the low estimate. It sold for $5m less than the SSK of identical vintage—though far more original and scruffy—sold by Bonhams at Goodwood last autumn (SCM January issue). #681-1964 PORSCHE 356C coupe. S/N 130308. Eng. #730981. Red/black. ExCalifornian, apparently rust-free. Repainted some time ago. Now only fair, particularly around panel edges. Interior claimed to be original, though front-seat leather almost certainly renewed. Rear-trim panels peeling away. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,657. Good for both buyer and seller at the current market price for a 356C in this condition. J.C. Taylor Antique Automobile Insurance Agency 1-888-ANTIQUE (1-888-268-4783) wwwjctaylor.cotri April 2005  63

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Bonhams London, UK #655-1983 AUDI QUATTRO coupe. S/N 85A0900042. Eng. #RK173. White with red/yellow/black/black. Group B works-spec 4x4 rally car. Audi Sport U.K. run 1983-84. Malcolm Wilson 1985, 7 international wins. Joined the Patrick Collection straight off the final finish line. Since then, preserved in same much-used state. Stone chips, dusty cockpit. IRISH #612-1982 DELOREAN DMC-12 gullwing coupe. S/N SCEDT26TRD005565. Eng. #5526. Brushed stainless steel/gray. RI-ID. Odor 7,618 miles. Acquired directly from DeLorean president Don Lander. Still totally original. Thanks to low mileage, little worn. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,289. Rare in ugly duckling of the Ferrari flock, and, as a result, one of the most undervalued models. That, despite being more practical than the contemporary Daytona. Sitting on its Borranis, this one actually looked the business, so much so that the buyer thought it worth paying a very generous figure. White-painted alloys, period sponsor stickers, six Hellas. Really authentic. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $113,878. Even though they can only be exercised on demo runs, still being too young to be eligible for FIA or U.K. historic categories, old Quattro rally cars continue to appreciate strongly. Despite not being a true German factory team car and requiring extensive recommisioning after years of inactivity, MVV44Y raised $56k over reserve. #630-1985 PORSCHE 928S S2 coupe. S/N WPOZZZ92ZFS840864. Eng. #82F05996. Green metallic/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 7,318 miles. Auto. Factory-fit LSD and electric sunroof. One owner. Driven little, though RI1D, and someone was very willing to pay for it. Another record-breaking former exhibit from the Patrick Collection, much appreciated through a static-display rather than depreciated by driving. No other example of the U.K. goverment-funded DeLorean manufacturing folly has made more than half this money at a public auction. Exceeded Bonhams' most generous top estimate by $18k. ITALIAN #695-1938 ALFA ROMEO 6C 2300B TORPEDINO BRESCIA roadster. S/N 815022. Eng. #823251. Red/red. RHD. Odor 1,282 miles. Shortened 1938 6C 2300B Mine Miglia 2nd Series chassis, correct engine sourced from 1935-built 6C. Presumably mileage since restoration, completion not that long ago. Extremely shapely panels good. evidence of some repainting to two fenders. Leather slightly worn and darkened. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $31,234. Neither the unexceptional cosmetics nor the less desirable auto-shift seemed to deter a large number of bidders from competing for second ownership, which cost the winner nearly $12k above reserve. #620-1990 BMW Z1 roadster. S/N WBABA91020AL01787. Eng. #20736922. Fun Yellow/yellow. Odo: 2,528 miles. Very low actual mileage. Externally mint. Front #634-1989 LANCIA DELTA INTEGRALE 16V sports sedan. S/N ZLA831A8000496191. Eng. #0996070. Red/gray. Odor 8,680 miles. One owner, Patrick Collection. Mainly displayed, little exposure to wear and tear. Paintwork clean, slight wear to suede interior. Polished alloys. Still all-original and virtually as-new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,541. With full-time 4WD and 200 hp, this is one hot Italian. Little-abused, unmarked examples are becoming rare, too, which is why this one found surprisingly high money. AMERICAN Minimal cosmetic wear to paint and interior. Silver-painted wires. Authentic looking; many period bits employed. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $184,300. There was something about this Italian torpedino that your correspondent did not like—well enough done, but a little too new-looking. The successful bidder (and underbidder) here clearly did appreciate its qualities, though, enough to pay only $4k less than the top estimate. seats slightly grubby. Still original all-around. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $42,389. The right money paid for a Z1 that would not appear to have done very much at all. If actually driven very much, however, such an easily marked color combo is likely to depreciate more rapidly. 64 . SOLD AT $81,868. One of only 500, just 39 of which were in RHD. Due mainly to their pronounced nose lip and crude rear fender, the 365 GTC/4 has tended to be regarded as the #677-1972 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 coupe. S/N 15553. Eng. #15553. Silver/black. RHD. Odor 79,000 miles. Borranis, a/c. Restored in the late 1990s. Panels and fit excellent; paint unmarked. Wheels nice and shiny. Interior retrim still fresh-looking. Very sharp. Cond: 1 - #629-1951 CADILLAC SERIES 62 sedan. S/N 516284681. Eng. #516284681. Gray/pinkred. Odor 36,000 miles. One lady owner before joining Patrick Collection. Rather obviously and thickly repainted. Most chrome unmarked. Wheel finishers poor. Still original interior likely good. Chromed wire hubcaps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,617. Versus at least one competing bidder, the buyer paid mid-estimate money for this early 1950s American, rare on this side of the pond. A good price for the condition.• Sports Car Market

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HAMANN CLASSIC CARS ALSO AVAILABLE FERRARI I 661 2 i F I /F2 GP race car 340 America Vignale Berlinetta 250 LM 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gul!wing 250 GTO re-creation (ex-David Piper) 275 GTB/4 275 GTB/4 Alloy 275 GTB/6C Alloy 330 GTS 360 Modena Spider 550 Maranello JAGUAR 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Coupe XK I 50 S Roadster XKE Roadstei; Series I 4.2 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster PORSCHE 908/3 Spyder 935 935 "Moby Dick" 962 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso OTHERS Aston Martin DB6 Volante Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible For almost 30 years. Thomas Hamann has been actively involved in the classic and exotic car industry. He has been involved in the purchase. sale and brokering of some of the finest automobiles made. With this strong history, he has firmly established his position in the international collector car market. Hamann Classic Cars continuously seeks to purchase classic European race and sports cars as well as entire collections. Please contact Thomas Hamann for an appraisal and cash offer of your automobile. Discrete and secure transaction through lawyer's trust account guaranteed for all sales and purchases. Ph. (203) 918-8300  Fax (203) 702-5098  www.hamannclassiccars.com info e hamannclassiccars.com 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS 1967 Ferrari 275 GTBI4 1960 Ferrari 250 SWB

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Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL ^•------■"■ rovron INTERNATIONAL Kruse International War Memorial Auditorium Ft. Lauderdale, FL January 7-9, 2005 Auctioneer:  Number of automotive lots:  Number of automotive lots sold:  Sales rote:  Sales total:  High sale:  Dean Kruse, Daniel Kruse 358 207 58% $5,232,978 Lot 499, 1999 Ferrari 355 Fl, sold at $110,160 Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) zat . by Dave Kinney Market opinions in italics or years, Kruse has held this annual January event at the same venue, the Ft. Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium. The sale was held a week earlier this year than in 2004, but I doubt if that had anything to do with the tremendous 68.8% increase in overall sales—from $3,604,203 in 2004 to this year's whopping $5,232,978. The numbers tell the story: In 2004, 165 of 384 lots sold for a 43% sales rate; in 2005, 207 of the 358 cars offered sold, bringing us to a 58% sales rate. The weather was nothing short of the kind the Chamber of Commerce wishes would happen every January: blue skies, no hint of rain, and comfortable daytime and evening temperatures. One thing the sales numbers won't tell you is the attendance. Saturday was the day when almost everything happened; Friday and Sunday audiences were perhaps one-half the size. Close-in parking was at a premium throughout the day on Saturday; however, anyone willing to walk a few blocks could find a space. The auction's low point happened Sunday when a misunderstanding between a consigner, Kruse, and the local promoter actually stopped the auction for perhaps twenty minutes. Details are a bit sketchy, but it seems that a consignor had brought multiple entries that had already crossed the block back to the venue entrance for what he understood to be reruns. When he wasn't allowed to rerun the cars, he apparently took the keys out of his cars and blocked the entrance. A shouting match ensued. After the histrionics subsided, the consignor took his cars out and pledged never to return. While things like this are always a case of "he said, she said," a number of people commented F 66  on the apparently unprofessional nature in which the auction company handled the situation. Among the highest-dollar sales were a 1999 Ferrari 355 Fl selling at $110,160, a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge hardtop changing hands for $97,740, and a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette fuel-injected roadster that brought $89,100. Notable no-sales included a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Indy Pace Car convertible that had a high bid of $97,000. A 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 pickup with the stickers still on the windows failed to sell at a high bid of $52,000 against a sticker of $52,600. This year's mix of cars added to the financial success of the auction. Muscle cars are hot, and a wide variety in almost every price range was on offer. Mopars, Pontiacs, and Chevrolets were in abundance. Despite the auction preview brochure including only nine foreign cars out of 168 featured, by the time the auction date arrived the field had achieved a much more international flavor. In the end it's the auctioneers' goal to bring buyers and sellers together, provide an enjoyable environment, and make some money. Despite a few hiccups, this year's dramatic increase in revenue is proof that Kruse succeeded in meeting these goals.—D.K. ENGLISH #511-1950 JAGUAR MK V convertible. S/N 647382. Red/silver leather. Odo: 32,483 miles. 3.5-liter. Very nice paint appears to have been recently applied. Nice chrome. Top fits well. Interior shows good leather and wood, paint, quite good gaps. One or two small door dings. Lots of pitting to smaller chrome bits. Plenty of needs remaining, but positive appearance. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $54,000. Hard to understand why this bid wasn't accepted; 1 would have taken the cash in a Ft. Lauderdale minute. This car showed well but was a true 5-footer. Once you were on top of the chrome trim, the flaws spoke out loud. All the money here, and then some. #834-1957  MGA  roadster.  S/N BP15GB15953. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 16,629 miles. Weak, poor-quality repaint with heavy retouch work. Worn and tired chrome. Glass has wiper scrapes. Interior is tidy, fresh carpets, decent seats. Nice, fresh Michelin XZX radials are the high point. Cond: 4-. NOT SOLD AT $12,000. Vendor states miles are original. Same owner since 1986, all original documentation. The vendor should have run to the bank with his check. When the high point of your car is its tires, you have a lot of restoration work in your future. #528-1978 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW sedan. S/N SRG32578. Medium blue/dark blue leather. Odo: 102,174 miles. Good quality repaint. Some color-match issues to driver-side fender. Good chrome with some pitting to small bits, good stainless. New excellent carpets. Clean trunk, with most tools. Some light cosmetic needs throughout. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $60,480. Sale price sounds a bit high, but the car actually looked better than the condition would indicate. This Jag could detail itself up to a 2- condition in a long afternoon. #512-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 fhc. Black/ burgundy leather. Odo: 267 miles. Very nice leather inside, with some fit issues at front seat bottom. Very good wood. Dash and door caps show well. Dealer owner has been asking $27k retail. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $19,000. You can ask what you want, but the high bid seemed plenty generous to me. Shadows are only now crossing over into classic car status. If you want one, buy someone else's $50k restoration for half price, or perhaps much less. #510-1979 JAGUAR XJ12L sedan. S/N JBLV49C109626. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 48,385 miles. Nice paint, with a few chips. Good chrome. Very effective side molding appears to have saved the doors. Missing leaping cat badge on the passenger fender. Very good glass. Well detailed and polished until you open the doors. 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Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL yet to grasp the principle of substitution. Yup, you know, the theory that says that once you hit a certain price, then the buyer will look for a newer car or one with more equipment or lower miles or a different type of car altogether Yes, I'll explain it to him. Talk to you later! being a survivor Not many of these gas-crazed luxo-boats made it into 2005. This one goes into the well-bought column. You can use it now and show it later. #527-1996 BENTLEY BROOICLANDS sedan. S/N SCBZE11C3TCX57505. Black/ buff/black piping. Odo: 83,004 miles. Nice presentation. Despite lots of miles, this example has very good paint and brightwork. Light surface wear to driver's seat. Good wood. No cosmetic issues found. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $32,000. Vendor a dealer, wanted a strong $69k for this one. Hello, marketplace? Dave here. Yeah, looks like another seller who has has aftermarket tint. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $55,000. Too cheap to let go at this figure. Found $25k more rerun as Lot #110I—close to what it should be—and it still didn't sell. 1997 was the final year before the Turbo R morphed into the RT. Turbo Rs are becoming more affordable because of their age; still plenty of time to find yours. seats, wood peeling. Smells like a gas leak outside. Cond: 5-. SOLD AT $540. Just a dozen days into 2005, I already have a contender for the year 's worst car seen at a collector car auction. I hope this was bought as a rolling parts car; because anyone who buys this for restoration is more optimistic than a snowplow salesman in Hawaii. The joke may just be on the rest of us, though. Smartly parting out this car out might yield a 20-fold return. #524-1997 BENTLEY TURBO R sedan. S/N SCBZP I4CVCX60187. Dark green/tan leather, green piping. Odo: 16,500 miles. Arguably the best color combination possible. Very good paint, excellent chrome. Nice interior; only light use wear to driver's seat. Glass GERMAN #535-1976 MERCEDES-BENZ 280C coupe. S/N 1140731207479. Yellow/brown MB-Tex. Odo: 77,658 miles. Auto. Bad paint over trowelfuls of plastic. Rust damage includes a fist-sized missing chunk of the passenger door. Some chrome is missing, what remains needs plenty of help. Bent sheetmetal in front. Some glass is delaminating. Broken '35 RILEY 9 IMP #6025443 The quintessential British roadster of the '30s, wfrare Wilson pre-selector gearbox. Excellent throughout, continuous '59 COOPER FJ T52 MK1 chassis #FJ/25160. BMC powered in absolutely superb condition, race or show ready; fully sorted out. Also Available: '51 Jowptt Jupiter Roadster RHD One owner car, with quality professional restoration almost finished. '61 Facel Vega Facellia Cabriolet One owner, 40K km with all books and records, in splendid running and driving condition. BB One Exports April 2005 Raymond Milo, le Patron  By Appointment Only Please  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  bbone@dslextreme.com  323.656.7483 90069 cell 323.864.0999 fax 323.654.8788 67 '34 AC 16/60 DHC With pre-selector gearbox; properly stored in dry storage for 40 years, correct, complete and in need of re-commissioning.

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Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL #495-1984 PORSCHE 944 coupe. S/N WP0AA0949EN466303. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 51,796 miles. 5-sp. Most gaps are excellent, no door dings. Paintwork is excellent. Good trim and glass. No problems found with the interior; very good throughout. Shows is good, might look better with more buffing. Engine compartment clean but not fully detailed. Very good chrome. Clean interior. Good leather, dash, and carpets. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. The owners, well-known former South Florida Maserati dealers, have brought this car to this event in years past. This car is best placed by the owner into a new enthusiast 's hands, where it would benefit from the kind of cost-is-no-object love and affection only an owner can bestow. every sign of enthusiast ownership—lots of excellent detail work and fresh appearance. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $10,800. Also Lot #1100 on the rerun. If I were the seller I would have been tempted to take this bid. Anything above $ 10k for a 944, even this nice, is hard to find. Contrary to popular belief though, these cars do have a fiaure in the collector marketplace. And not as rolling storage bins, but actually as desirable cars. You read it here first. ITALIAN coupe. S/N THPNNE06879. White/black. Odo: 99 miles. Actual miles. Stunningly original. Factory Goodyear Arriva tires. Very clean throughout. Very good to excellent paint, chrome, and glass. Orange paint inside #509-1974 DE TOMASO PANTERA a car with visible rust. Dry seats, dirty carpets. The poorest dash I have yet seen—pulling out in many places. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,200. Full retail price paid here. Good examples can bring well into the $20k range, exceptional cars even more. The rust negates whatever desirability the red paint brings. The seller should be plenty happy here. #819-1981 FERRARI MONDIAL coupe. S/N ZFFAD08A60037435. Red/black leather. Odo: 16,570 miles. Sunroof. Very good paint, good trim. Seller says he is the second owner. All service done by a respected local non-factory Ferrari shop. All books and tools displayed exhaust tips still present. Appears to be an original survivor. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $54,000. Bidding stalled in the low forties until a spirited run of bidding brought it past the $50k mark, but still not enough for the seller Loolcing for paint flaws on white cars at sunset is not a recommended activity, but in the low light the paint looked original. If so, too cheap to let go at this bid. #719-1975 FERRARI 308 GT4 DINO coupe. S/N 3086T410176. Fly Yellow/black/ tan leather. Odo: 47,966 miles. Very nice yellow paint. Unsettling set of dimples on driver's side front as well as elsewhere. Black undertrim #1041-1980 FERRARI 4001 coupe. S/N 31123. Red/black leather. Odo: 69,300 kilometers. Fl, auto. Quite good paint. Troubling rust bubbles in several places, including below passenger-side rear-window trim. Full South Florida almost-black aftermarket tint. Glass shows no delamination. Good chrome. New York state inspection stickers; not inspiring on to market. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $110,160. A recent search for 355 and 355 Fl Spiders not only finds over 30 currently on the market, but also a few very similar-sounding cars at very similar prices. Although some have asking prices as much as $20k more, this was a deal that could be duplicated many times. AMERICAN #711-1932 FORD HIGHBOY roadster. S/N 18205066. Cranberry/tan leather. Odo: 37,914 miles. 1996 Chevrolet 350-ci ZZ4 V8, Turbo 350 transmission, shift kit. Hastings fiberglass body. Well prepped, excellent paint. Exterior chrome is excellent. Custom head- Wel:IZNI. lights turn with the wheels. Interior leather is sharp despite the miles. Auto-Meter Pro Comp gauges look sharp. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $30,000. As the hot rod market continues to define itself Tupperware roadsters continue to fall to the bottom of the heap. This was a car with very good fit and finish and a very good look combined with extremely cool cornering headlights. Still, not a lot of interest. #721-1938 FORD MODEL A depot hack. S/N T105600. Tan/black fenders/black vinyl. Odo: 325 miles. Recent restoration. Paintvvork very good but not to show quality. Very good chrome. Well-fitted wood body. No wear or use problems seen. Excellent original-style interior with the car. Fresh tires. Seats are covered with cheesy aftermarket covers, balance of the interior appears nice. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $23,760. 1 still haven't decided how nice—or not nice—the seats are, but the balance of the car was well displayed and had plenty of information for any prospective owner to ponder. Solid car solid price. #499-1999 FERRARI 355 Fl SPIDER. S/N ZFFXR48A7X0116235. Fly Yellow/dark saddle. Odo: 12,249 miles. Nice paint. No outstanding flaws found to body or paintwork. Excellent trim, no fade to excellent blackout trim. No delamination to what appears to be all factory glass. Paddle shift, Pirelli P-Zero tires. Your generic Fly Yellow 355 Fl Spyder goes 68  with removable third seat. New oak floors are well cut and varnished. A very good presentation. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $29,160. No surprise. Sold for well under the cost of the recent restoration work. Although the paintwork was not to what we consider show quality, it was certainly better than when this car left the factory. A very good look for not too much money. If an open- Sports Car Market

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Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL air Woody is on your short list, this is an easy car to both find and live with. #1031-1947 FORD SPORTSMAN convertible. S/N 1664430. Dark blue/red leather. Odo: 770 miles. Beautiful wood. Looks to have been freshly done. Excellent paint and chrome. Top appears new. One whitening spot to rear quarter. Fog lights. Excellent interior—great fit with excellent leather. No flaws worth want to bring home to mom. Brightwork is complete, with more pits than La Brea. Good glass. Firestone wide whitewall tires. Interior has incorrect cloth—looks okay, but gray seats and brown door panels aren't matching. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $8,500. About as far from the .flavor of the month in collector car circles as you can get. I don't know of anyone actively seeking out anything similar to this in 2005. That said, someone will always raise their hand for a drivable collector car at the right price. It seems that the vendor thought this bid just wasn't enough. #784-1958 PAC1KARD HAWK coupe. S/N 58LS1308. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 6,493 miles. Supercharged 289-ci V8, auto. Ps, pb, AM radio, dual rear antennas. Excellent paint, chrome, and trim. Glass is delaminating in both the vent windows and the windshield. Vinyl exterior padding on the outside of side noting. NOT SOLD AT $198,000. The 1947 Sportsman convertibles are as rare as any post-war Ford. Many serious Ford collectors consider them the one to have. Good-looking and a serious wood car I can see why these are sought after, but this bid would buy your choice of two other woodies, one for show and one to drive. #1032-1948 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 7407063. Dark blue/tan cloth/vinyl. Odo: 38,956 miles. One or two chips on the paint. Hood lip filled in with touch-up. Very good chrome. Nice top. Interior shows a little light wear. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. This was the same car sold at windows is incorrect and looks it. Continentalstyle trunk bulge conflicts with bullet-style wire wheel cover caps. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $46,440. Represented at the sale as a Studebaker but never marketed as such, even though it was a rebadged Stude with a catfish nose. You bet they are rare, and the factoty-opdon supercharger adds desirability, but! doubt anyone has come close to getting this kind of money for a Packard Hawk before. A trend or a fluke? Time will tell. Christie 's 1999 Pebble Beach sale, that was the first T&C to break the $100k barrier at auction when it sold for $123,500. The marketfor these cars could be stronger; but as with any market, when prices go up more become available. Too nice to think about any further restoration. Just drive it. Bid was fair enough here. #474-1949 PONTIAC SILVER STREAK coupe. S/N A6RH1822. Brown/tan/gray cloth. Odo: 1,837 miles. 18, auto. Added a/c and cruise. Paintwork is nothing you would BF Goodrich Silvertown Radials have a 2-1/2" whitewall look correct for the era. Seats and carpets look fresh. Some interior trim shows age and brings down the otherwise fresh appearance. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $68,580. Price is in line with the current market. Good colors. The 3-speed hurts some but isn't a deal killer The trim details can be easily sorted out, too. A better-than-nice driver or a show contender with a little help. 70 Sports Car Market #820-1960 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 00867S109686. Blue/white coves/blue vinyl. Odo: 2,151 miles. 283-ci V8, 3-sp. Very good paint. Chrome looks excellent as does the outside trim. New soft top is well fitted with one or two wrinkles off a perfect fit. #786-1962 STUDEBAKER GT HAWK coupe. S/N G2V34001. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 25,526 miles. Auto. Some minor touchups to otherwise good paint. Good chrome, but rear-door chrome is weak. Dented grille. Later add-on a/c unit, ps, AM radio. Excellent wire wheels. One of the two (correct) Strato-Vue mirrors is loose. Interior shows quite clean. Some vinyl-dye repairs to worn driver's seat. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $31,590. One of a whopping 7 Studebaker Hawks at this weekend's sale. Most of them, like this one, found a new home. There's lots of movement in this market, and this is twice what the guidebooks will tell you to spend and very generous for the condition. Me thinks they be wrong. #459-1963 FORD FALCON pickup. White/gray cloth. Odo: 65,735 miles. Mild custom. Later Ford 302-ci V-8, 4-sp, disc brakes, and other mods. Exterior is stock appearing except formag wheels. Excellent paint and chrome, clean interior. Clean appearing inside and out. A nice sleeper look. Well done and cute. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $14,750. There is no way you could put this car together for the high bid here. That said, $15k-plus buys you lots of choices in a classic pickup. In this case, no one wanted this one enough to offer a little more and take it home. #783-1964 BUICK SKYLARK coupe. S/N 3K7037886. White/red. Odo: 9,109 miles. 301-ci V8, auto. Claimed matching numbers. Vendor claims it was a frame-up restoration. ,P1111111111

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Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL Decent paint. Quite a few dings. Good but not perfect chrome, some scratches and dents in the stainless. Window felts worn through in places. Clean stock interior. Magnum 500 wheels. Nice but Plain Jane. SOLD AT $8,910. Magnum 500s are not correct for the year but they give a bit of a sporting look to an otherwise unexciting car No harm done here; it's a cute older car for not a lot of money. Ready for the local show scene or for fun use. #776-1964 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU coupe. S/N 45837A110273. White/ red vinyl. Odo: 1,815 miles. 454-ci LS6 V8, 4-sp. Ps, pb, wire wheel hubcaps, red line tires. LS6 engine was added at the time of the restoration to make a car that looks stock but than Firestone Sup-R-Belt Poly tires would be appropriate, or perhaps less scary? #703-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194675S116200. Nassau Blue/blue leather. Odo: 16,777 miles. 4-sp. Factory Fl model. Owner states car is original miles. Two tops, tilt/tele wheel, leather, AM/ FM, wood wheel. Older repaint appears good but not fresh. Some chips, scratches, wear lines to rear deck. Lots of fade to back panel. Nice =1•1111MINE has a bunch more punch. Very good paint and chrome, excellent glass. Very good fit and finish. Stock-appearing interior is well finished. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,860. Big bucks for a street sleeper, perhaps a bit too much, but I can see the value here. With that big an engine, perhaps something more aggressive chrome, far from perfect but matches the overall condition. Leather surfaces appear fresh, lots of scratching to console area. The filled-in holes above the Fl badges are troublesome. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $89,100. Okay, maybe I missed something, but one thing is sure, the high bidder liked this one much better than me. $30k more would buy one of the nicest ones out there, fully done and with NCRS or Bloomington papers as well. I'll just go bury my head in the Corvette Black Book until I achieve full enlightenment. #846-1965 FORD MUSTANG fastback. S/N 5F09K700726. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 79,601 miles. K-code car. 289-ci V8, 4-sp. Full frame-off restoration. Excellent paint, chrome, and glass. Clean and well-fitted interior, nice dash and carpets. GT badges and lights. Aftermarket wood wheel with steering column tach. Chrome styled steel wheels. Raisedwhite-letter Goodyear Eagles are better tire than stock, but they look out of place. Engine dress-up kit completes the not-stock-anywhere look. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,760. Pricey, but not so much that the buyer should lose any sleep over it. The custom touches are not so wild as to turn a purist off nor was it so bonestock as to scare off the weekend driver/owner The build was quite well done. Any way the new owner wants it, he got a nice car #488-1966 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 6T08A115394. Poppy Red/black. Odo: 4,704 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-sp. Claimed groundup restoration on a numbers-matching car. Paint is to a good standard. Bumpers, grille, and surround appear to have been recently replaced. Most small trim has pitting, some scratches. www.alfapartscatalog.com You can't take the Chequered Flag if your car doesn't make the event. Largest online parts and accessories catalog witt, factory part numbers, images, parts diagrams, and online ordering! ,/ Original parts and hard to find NOS. / Rebuilds, sheet metal, restoration and aliermarket parts. High peilormance components. Full line of Alfa Romeo factory gifts. accessories and collectables. V Prompt worldwide delivery From Giulietta to 164, factory authorized Alfa Romeo parts provider, over 30 years of exclusive Alfa Romeo experience. 800 890 ALFA (2532) 510 525 9435 www.alfapartscatalog.com April 2005 71 MARTIN E. BUTTON, INC. Phone: Fax: www.cosdel.corn email irifo@cosdel.com COSDEL INTLRNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The ONLY experienced shipper of sports, racing, and classic cars to road, track and Concours events world wide. We take care of everything.. you Just FLY AND DRIVE!

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Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL seems to bring huge money, I assume the seller wanted more. #701-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO convertible. S/N 124677N203960. White/blue vinyl. Odo: 70,875 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Indy pace car, one of the 100 built. Excellent paint and chrome. Gaps appear better than original. Red line tires, console, excellent interior. Crisp Decent top. Good seats and dash. Carpets are faded and have holes in places. Console, AM radio. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $16,200. Later Mustang wheels and raised-white-letter tires really hurt the visual effect here. To the seller: How about doing a $200 carpet replacement on a restored car? Note to other potential buyers: You didn't miss anything by sitting on your hands here. There are always at least two dozen more just like this on the market. Always. #770-1966 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242G76P129375. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 83,707 miles. 389-ci V8, auto. Factory a/c, ps, pb. AM/FM, console. Good, but not showquality paint; some chips and scrapes but shows good from 5 feet. Most of the chrome is lightly color and has too much green in it for a good look. Nice interior. Some touch-up needed on seat plastic trim, good carpets. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $17,550. Despite the off-color top, a good-looking and solid-appearing example. It 's a V8 convertible with automatic trans. Bid price achieved appears to be the minimum entry fee for a decent early 'Stang droptop. #763-1968 PLYMOUTH GTX convert- ible. S/N RS27L8G171077. Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 59,622 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-sp. Console, power brakes, windows. Magnum 500 wheels (car card says maiden wheels—I won't touch that!), red line tires. Very nice paint, with some poor prep. Painted gaskets found in places; chrome does not come close to original, with throughout. Spot-on, as nice as I have seen. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $97,000. Time to divide yourselves into two groups. Group A will be all those who read this and see that a no-air '67 Camaro almost hit 100 Gs. Group B is for those who just realized that someone turned this bid down. Okay, you can both pick yourselves up off the floor now.. #815-1967 CHRYSLER 300 coupe. S/N CM23K73137644. Red/white leather. Odo: 88,574 miles. K-code 440-ci V8, auto. Factory a/c, ps, pb. Paint job better than a quickie but not to any show standard. Chrome has plenty of age wear. All badges and side marker lights intact. Some small dents in the roof. Headrests pitted. Stainless trim appears good. Very good interior, well fitted and detailed. Sun-faded wood steering wheel. Console with dual-gate shifter is clean. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $43,200. I liked the honest look of this Goat, but its no show queen. Sold for just about twice the price guide value, which isn 't a big suprise but rather a confirmation that the high times will continue for GM muscle in 2005. #818-1966 BUICK SKYLARK GS coupe. S/N 4481782123517. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 64,037 miles. 401-ci V8, auto. Factory a/c, tilt wheel, console, ps, power seats, windows, brakes. Vinyl roof, red line tires. Excellent paint, trim and chrome. No flaws found. Very plenty of pitting. Top is not new but still nice. Console is in need of some restoration help. Seats and dash are presentable. Overall not bad looking. Just don't get too close. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $47,520. If you think that the high bid sounds about right orjust a bit too high, get this: It was sold to a dealer for resale. Agreed, with $3k well spent it will look much better and be worth a little more, but I don't think it has a $65k potential—yet. coupe. S/N RM21H8E158668. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 69,913 miles. 383-ci V8, auto. Ps, pb. Paint is less than inspiring—lots of prep and application problems. Chrome is edgy. Good glass. Interior follows the generally ho-hum theme found everywhere around this on seats are as big as Tammy Wynette's hair was in 1967. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,880. One of just 11,556 built—all have the 440— and claimed to be of 812 built with the K-code 440. A good bit of Detroit muscle for what now seems like cheap money. I think I would hold out for a nicer one and expect to pay more, but other good options might be hard to .find. #490-1968 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 8T03C202479. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 32,858 miles. 289-ci V8, auto. Pb, ps, a/c. Nice paint, not fresh but with plenty of life left in it. Good chrome, including the vent window frame and door handles, the two pieces many Mustang restorers forget. The tan top is a bit off- clean interior. Great vinyl, carpets, and detailed dash. Aftermarket wood steering wheel. A very clean example throughout. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $18,600. Lots of options on a car from an era where well-optioned cars were quite rare. Excellent shape plus this many options usually brings a strong bid like this, but in a market where any car with a hint of muscle 72  car. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $22,500. A bench seat and column-shift automatic are not the stuff of muscle car dreams, and the "base" 383 was hardly the aspirational choice. Road Runners were built to be driven hard and put away wet, and most of them were. I hope the seller is not holding out for bunches more. Finding it might be tough. #732-1969 AMERICAN MOTORS A.MX coupe. S/N A9M397X157337. Purple/black vinyl. Odo: 55,477 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-sp. Paint appears sharp but just a bit too wet looking for my tastes. Otherwise stock appearance to the exterior. Excellent chrome excepting wheels. Some road rash and wear. Seat vinyl appears to be fresh. Carpets look new but could Sports Car Market #811-1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER

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Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL have been fitted better. Non-original smalldiameter steering wheel looks out of place. AMX #10607 on dash shows plenty of wear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,364. I'm a big fan of these American Motors orphans. The price seemed about right. Had it been nicer, $20k would certainly not have surprised. AMX parts are notoriously hard to source and find though. This is the poster car for "buy the best one you can afford" advice. #772-1970 PONTIAC GTO coupe. S/N 242370B131389. White/black vinyl. Odo: 9,742 miles. 400-ci V8, auto. Factory a/c, ps, pb, cruise, AM/FM, tach, and Rallye wheels. Good paint over some very bad-fitting panels —perhaps even worse than the horrible original 1970s standards. Nice graphics, good chrome. Nice interior excepting small-diameter one stainless piece has a bend that could be straightened. Interior has a clean look. Not fresh but looks good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $33,750. Sold to a dealer So at least one person feels there is money left on the table for this one. Last month's retail is now this month's wholesale. Am I the only one who smells a bubble here? add-on Grant steering wheel. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $29,430. No mas! No may! Again, well over last year 's retail paid here. Let 's hope the new owner at least waits a few weeks before converting it into a Judge clone. Meanwhile, I think I'll work on inventing a product called Gap-O-Matic to sort out some of the flaws here. Perhaps with smooth gaps and a fresh outrageous 1970s-color paint job this will be at the next collector auction for a low, low $45k. Not worth it, mind you, but likely to sell nonetheless. #781-1970 BUICK GSX STAGE 1 coupe. S/N 446370G102940. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 91,276 miles. 455-ci V8, auto. Eyeballpopping yellow paint that just won't quit—an excellent job. Good brightwork, hidden by the nuclear (or is that "nucular" here in Bush #795-1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 coupe. S/N 344870M209898. Eng. #30M209898. Matador Red/black vinyl. Odo: 5 miles. 455ci V8, auto. W-30 package, a/c, ps, pb. Very nice paint, would be close to perfect with better prep and buffing. Vinyl top very well fitted, but unfortunate razor cut hurts. Excellent country?) glow of the paint. Some scratches and dings. Good gaps. Rear window shows a buff mark. Incorrect Firestone Firehawk tires don't look bad here. Clean but not fresh interior. In-dash tach, console, AM/FM CD. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $34,000. I did not see any documentation that this car was built as a Stage I. If it is an original, this high bid would not have been enough in this market. Both friendly and aggressive, the Stage Is are a great combination of usable and fast. #762-1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T SE coupe. S/N JS29N0B137507. Green/ green cloth/vinyl. Odo: 95,850 miles. 383ci V8, auto. Ps, pb, a/c. Vendor states it is a one-owner car. Good paint. Some light corrosion appearing under vinyl roof trim strip on driver's side. Very good chrome, though be a visually solid body. Usual 1970s bad gaps are still present. Some front bumper fit issues, bad paint drips on passenger mirror. Interior is tight and good, carpets loose at driver's door sill. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,824. There's a caveat to this: No Mach I convertibles were built. But despite all the sins, this one sounds like an awful lot offunlbr not a bunch ofmoney. It will be a long time until this one makes it to a serious show; however, it would be worth owning just for beach trips and Sunday drives. #501-1978 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 1Z878S439966. Red/red leather. Odo: 567 miles. Auto. Miles claimed original by vendor. Probable repaint is thick, some overspray. Goodyear Polysteel radials look original. Very good chrome. Mag wheels need extensive freshening. AM/FM, a/c, leather, power windows. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $26,730. A red Corvette with what looks like a repaint and under 600 miles must have a story. Corvette factory paint was abysmal in 1978, but I don't remember I/4-inch overspray onto T-top gaskets. 1978s are hanging at the bottom of the heap pricewise for 'Vettes. The price achieved here seemed plenty, at least until that paint gets cleaned up. #722-1980 SHAY MODEL A roadster. S/N I HWA31AA3AE006376. Red/black fenders/ black vinyl. Odo: 10,912 miles. Ford Model A reproduction roadster with rumble seat. Very good paint on all-fiberglass body. Chrome is mostly excellent but a few small pieces have chrome. Excellent interior. Owner has posted all the important serial and casting numbers found throughout the car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $51,300. Bet you a buck the new owner did not see the razor cut until it was his. Big money, but the W-30 is a sought-after model, and this appeared to be a solid and clean example. #727-1973 FORD MUSTANG convert- ible. S/N 3F03H216976. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 67,288 miles. 351 Cleveland V8, auto. Nicely redone with Mach I graphics, front and rear spoilers. Good paint over what appears to 74  pitting. Excellent, original-style top. Interior looks good, fits well but shows some age to gauges. Tilt wheel, AM/FM cassette. The best Shay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $14,148. I'm not Sports Car Market

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Kruse International Ft. Lauderdale, FL expecting to see a revival in the reproduction Model A business, but it seems that a few more of these cars have found their way to auction of late. With a Ford Pinto engine and modern 4-sp transmission, they tend to be heavily used and not babied. A decent buy on a decent example. #709-1985 BUICK RIVIERA coupe. S/N I G4EZ57Y2FE434674. Burgundy/burgundy velour. Odo: 43,102 miles. One or two dings to otherwise untouched factory paint, some slight age discoloring to brightwork. Usual power options and a/c. Good tires. Clean interior looks #12-2000 FORD CROWN VICTORIA POLICE INTERCEPTOR sedan. S/N 2FAFP71W9YX185864. Black/black cloth. Odo: 70,198 miles. P-71 police package includes heavy-duty engine and transmission. Twin spotlights, front push bars, Class III tow hitch. Nice paint, good trim, good gaps. Torch Red/red/black leather. Odo: 7,700 miles. Two tops. Unmarked exterior with excellent paint and chrome, all trim appears excellent as well. Light wear to driver's seat but more indicative of miles than a problem. 17-inch, 7-spoke chrome wheels, traction control, AM/FM in-dash 6-CD player, two-tone like it should for the low miles. A nice driver or winter-use car for your Florida condo. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,020. I was expecting a sale around $5k, so this much of a bump is a bit of a surprise. There are two ways to go here. As a collector car; it's not much more than a curiosity at this point. As a cheap and comfortable ride, it might have a second life. Interior shows well. Bucket seats with full console. Almost devoid of chrome. Full stealth; a nice setup. Cond: 3 +. SOLD AT $4,104. Very cheap. After this one sold, plenty of people showed up to have a better look and express their regret at not bidding. With heavy-up everything plus bucket seats and the ability to slow the Enzo in front of you down just by appearing in their rear view mirror, what's not to like? #489-2002 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N 1FAHP60A72Y104540. interior. List price new was $39,795. Additional dealer markup sticker is left on display as well. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $30,240. Gee, who would have ever thought that when supply meets up with (or exceeds) demand, the price would go down? Greedy dealers and speculative owners certainly aren't going to tell you that. Buy now before the price goes down is not the best investment strategy; however; getting the car you want at less than the Great Hype price is a great way to buy a car—if you can stand the wait. Potential Ford GT owners, take note. • 7aotade, 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com /wee-mewed ia dizecicte eatetede, dew& awe k94 fiel64'ulteuiee eald 1985 Aston Martin V-8 Coupe. S IRA siIi I ftSI cosn and most mechanicals. Light Metall k Green with Green and Tao interior. Runs and performs as an Aston Martin should. Great value at $27.500. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lasso, sin  one of the loveliest automobiles ever. Beautiful in Verde Pino and Place winner. Excellent condition with engine, gearbox and shocks Millennium Edition Mulliner Coupes. Trul a "Silent *nue Tan. Excellent condition with $47,000 in recent engine and work new in 2003. Original radio and Offenhauser heads. $49.500  by Patrick Ottis. $335.000.  $175.000. April 2005 75 Corgeoits example of 1940 Ford Deluxe Cabriolet. Past MCA Senior National 1st 2000 Bentley Continental R. One of only 10 special edition with massive performance. Impeccable condition throughout.

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Barrett-Jackson Westworld, Scottsdale, Arizona January 26, 2005 ea.> Report by John Apen, B. Mitchell Carlson, John Draneas, Dave Kinney, Donald Osborne, David Slama, and Dave Stewart Market opinions in italics Auctioneer: Tom 'Spunky' Assiter Number of lots: 878 Number of lots sold: 878 Sales rate: 100% Sales total: 161,687,526 High sale: Lot 992, 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Motorama show car, sold at 13,240,000 Premium: 8% (included in prices of sold lots) Barrett-Jackson auction. W Kinney: Mere adjectives are useless. Expletives are unnecessary, but they might go further to explain what it was like to witness Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2005. Quite simply, Barrett-Jackson Scotts- dale 2005 was a mosh pit of millionaires: records broken left and right; sales results that made even the most seasoned auction attendees stand up and notice; more cars, more people, more money, more of well, everything. Nothing exemplifies this year's event quite like the sale of the Oldsmobile F-88 show car, changing hands for a cool $3.24m. How? It was bought by a trash-talking 30-something, wearing full Ferrari loungewear, using the boss's money, and buying the car for a museum that is yet to be built. Perfect. It's ideal auction-as-theater. The television cameras are rolling, and the air in the tent is literally sucked out the doors as every spectator within earshot rushes closer for a look. Will the story eventually be written as winner-as winner, or winner as loser? Only time will tell. However, I'm sure the bottles of Dom were popping in one at least one Northwest château, that of the seller (who is a longtime friend of SCM, by the way). With an extra day of selling added, the opening night Gala, one of the important dates on any Scottsdale socialite's calendar—bringing parades of distinguished-looking gentlemen and what were represented to be their attractive nieces, secretaries or just "special friends"—was moved forward to Tuesday night. It was well attended, and was joined by other events including a Wednesday night gala held to benefit Childhelp USA, and a Thursday evening fashion show held in a new tent—that of the Lifestyle Pavilion, a self-contained monument to the good life. And a good life it is at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. One can only wonder what Craig Jackson could do to top this year's event. With open speculation that perhaps this event has outgrown its Westworld base, perhaps a move is in the future. Whether or not, one thing is certain: Anyone who bets against Barrett-Jackson doing better next year is forewarned—you're betting against the house, and the house almost always wins. 16  e've asked analysts Dave Kinney and Donald Osborne to offer their individual perspectives on the 2005 Osborne: Barrett-Jackson 2005 was a story of superlatives: more cars sold (878); more dollars realized (over $61 million), more registered bidders (4,286) more sale days (5); more spectators (an estimated 200,000) and unfortunately, more rain and mud. The variable weather Scottsdale served up obviously didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the spirited buyers as they vied to take home an Arizona desert prize and continue the legendary "Barrett-Jackson magic." The sale underscored the overall strength of the collector market, while revealing softening in a few specific areas. This year's assortment continued the trend into American iron of the '50s and '60s, including the now-usual crowd of Hemi-powered Mopar metal, with an accompanying hoard of Corvettes and Camaros. Notably, there were more very attractive period rods and high-quality, professionally built customs than last year. In fact, the second and third highest prices were realized for customs. A stunning 1936 Chrysler Airflow Custom sold for $550,800 and a Boyd Coddington Delahaye-inspired street rod named Whatthehaye brought $540k. The top sale of the auction was the $3.24m paid for a 1954 GM Motorama show car, the Oldsmobile F-88. Based on the Corvette, it was an evocative glimpse into yesterday's world of the future. It was purchased for a new museum's collection. BARRETT-JACKSON From the sublime to perhaps the ridiculous, the auction also offered what was arguably the best 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta sedan seen by anyone for 20 years. Refurbished rather than restored, it sold for a remarkable $11,070—twice, if not three times the price these cars normally bring. That's the B-J magic—a price probably unrepeatable anywhere else for a car you might not see anywhere else. Hemis have lost little of their luster at B-J, with 17 Hemi Plymouths on offer realizing more than $100k each—including $329,400 for a 1970 Hemi 'Cuda coupe. In last year's sale only eight broke the $100k mark. A current resale value was established for the new Ford GT, with a car showing delivery mileage bringing $302,400, more than twice its $140,000 MSRP. With Ford 2005 TOP SALES (All sales include 8% buyer's premium) • Lot 992,1954 Oldsmobile F-88 GM concept car, $3,240,000 - Lot 1006,1936 Chrysler Airflow custom coupe, $550,800 • Lot 1000,1936 Delahoye "Whatthehoye street rod, $540,000 Lot 997, 1953 Allard .12X Le Mans factory lightweight, $399,600 • Lot 996, 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 roadster, $388,800 • Lot 987.1, 1957 Chevrolet Belair "CheZoom" custom, $372,600 • Lot 993, 1958 Chevrolet Corvette retractable hardtop, $340,200 • Lot 968,1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cudo coupe, $329,400 • Lot 987,1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, $324,000 Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ planning on building over 3,000 of them, I predict that the last one out the door will struggle to meet MSRP, so I hope the owner of the $302k car here drives the hell out of it to get a real return on his investment in immediate gratification. European sports cars continued their disappearing act, with only a few Italian examples; a lonely Renault Alpine represented all things French. Even the number of Austin-Healeys and E-type Jaguars was in decline, although the quality of the offerings remained high and the prices reflected it: $97,200 for a '67 Healey 3000 Mark III BJ8 and $25,920 for a '60 Healey Bugeye Sprite. The highest-priced Ferrari was a 2001 360 Modena Spider F1, sold for $179,280. A lovely and historic '53 Allard J2X LeMans Lightweight race car changed hands for $399,600 and, in an interesting illustration of the vagaries of the market, a very nice 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold for $324k while a "recreation" of a 1955 300SL Gullwing, with a modern M-B 3.0-liter in-line 6, achieved a massive $264,600. Craig Jackson has developed the Scottsdale event into a destination, lifestyle affair with spin-offs on television and merchandising out of what was once simply a direct-selling marketplace. The remarkable growth and continued success of what is now the largest single collector car sale in the world shows that he and the Barrett-Jackson organization are obviously on to something.—D. 0. ENGUSH #958-1947 MG-TC roadster. S/N TC3569. British Racing Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 408 miles. B-J Showcase Car. Recent concours history. Complete restoration. Paint excellent, door gap unusually good for a T-series. Supercharged with Moss MagnaCharger. Gauges and cockpit excellent. Engine #976-1952 ALLARD J2X roadster. S/N J2X3042. Red/black leather. Odo: 3,360 miles. 390-ci V8. Southern California 1950s race history. Recently subject to a 2,600-hour documented nut-and-bolt restoration done to a very high standard. Very good paint shows excellent prep work. Show quality chrome—each piece compartment shows minor use but very clean. Cycle fenders. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,480. This pristine car will garner a lot of attention at club meets. More than twice what the price guides say The supercharger sets it apart, wonder what it does to the already marginal chassis and brakes. The price can only be justified when you match it against the cost of buying a car and filly restoring it yourself You might end up paying the same, but you 'd be waiting at least two years for the .finished product. If you think time is money, this is clearly a good buy. is well fitted and mirror quality. Underneath, a very high-quality job. Some wear to seat cushions, balance of the interior is excellent. Fuel cell oil cooler, removable roll bar. Engineturned dash is as good as it gets. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $216,000. Expensive, with good reason. $200k-plus seems pricey, but it really is that nice. Allards have had their market ups and downs over the past decade; the ups now are the highest ever, and for documented examples like this, the value is deserved. #629-1952 MG-TD MARK II roadster. S/N 14021. Eng. #XPAG TD2 14607. Maroon/ tan. Odo: 56,150 miles. Two-owner car with HISTORIC RACING TOURS NOW BOOKING 2005 'GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED' 2005 'GOODWOOD REVIVAL' 2006 'MONACO HISTORICS' Luxury touring; gourmet food & accommodations; VIP seating; celebrity guest speakers & much, much more! MONTEREY AN INTERNATIONAL EXPO Concours/Historic Race Week TUESDAY, August 16,2005 • noon to 6 pm WEDNESDAY, August 17,2005 am to 7 pm Only original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, mascots & hood ornaments, signs, original art, desk & display pieces, scale models, literature & books, signed items, post cards, mosaics, stamps, unique scarves/ties/shirts. No reproductions will be sold. The largest show in America to see and buy outstanding memorabilia from the finest international dealers in a relaxed indoor setting ! I www.AutomobiliaMonterey.com e-mail: singer356@aol.com The best selection of vintage auto posters anywhere: www.VintageAutoPosters.com April 2005 FESTIVAL OF SPEED steve,AUTOMOBILIA & GREAT VACATIONS For Information call: 1-800-452-8434 email: steveauslin@eolton.com wmeateyeaustinsautomobilia.com 77

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ 15-year-old restoration. Seldom driven—only 50 miles since—but appears to have been stored well. Very attractive maroon paint. One minor dent on rear of right running board. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $399,600. One of nine LeMans cars built. Same owner from 1953 to 1989. Then found in an Oklahoma chicken coop. Restoration completed in 2003. Owner has an extensive file with receipts, original order and cancelled checks for its appearance in the period movie "State Fair" The vendor claims this is the only lightweight aluminum-bodied Allard ever Lots of money, but the new owner gets a very well documented example in return. This might look cheap in a few years. #687-1954 JAGUAR XK120 SE road- Moss fog lamps. Excellent upholstery and dash. Aftermarket air cleaners and sill plates are a distraction. Twin fuel pumps. Still in very nice condition. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,680. The best car in the TD series, one of the most attractive color combinations, and excellent condition. Such limited driving means that gaskets and hoses need attention, though, at the least. The buyer must have been seriously in love and the seller very happy. Or perhaps, finally, TD prices are on the move? #997-1953 ALLARD J2X roadster. S/N 3152ALLARDJ22X. Green/green leather. Odo: 21,523 miles. 331-ci V8. Le Mans factory lightweight. 2-owner car with excellent documentation. Good paint, some use-related flaws. Good chrome, very nice Plexi windshield. Good chrome wire wheels. Interior shows light discoloration to otherwise excellent leather. ster. S/N F26948SS675341. Red/black. Odo: 60,046 miles. Gleaming red paint; minor chip at edge of hood. Minor pitting on front bumper chrome. Gaps good. Engine bay excellent. Includes owner's manual and tool roll. Was kept indoors in the main B-J tent as one of their showcase cars. Completely restored and to a race car standard—not pretty but functional. Plexi windshield has plenty of scratches. Very good chrome wires. Interior has some fit issues, some gauges look to be newer. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $77,760. There was much Morgan Internet chatroom buzz about this car All the experts aside, it 's a decent-looking older special. Seemed like a lot for a rebodied Morgan. It's pretty and unique, and will get you into nearly any vintage event. That was worth the price to someone. #1225-1960 AUSTIN HEALEY BUGEYE SPRITE roadster. S/N AN5L38378. Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 27,847 miles. Paint is excellent with only a few minor chips. Upholstery beautiful. Has been completely restored with 9 • very hard to fault otherwise. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $94,500. Buyer is an SCM subscriber and Insider's Seminar participant. He came to buy a 120 and bought this on his first day at B-J. Just more evidence that near-perfect cars will always get very premium prices at B - .1; however given the superheated atmosphere bidding could have gone to $120k without surprising, so call this well-bought. This will join his DB9 in Naples. #936-1956 MORGAN SPECIAL. S/N 4021. Red/black leather. Odo: 53,591 miles. Older paintwork is to a good standard—still serviceable, but now shows plenty of scratches and wear. Windshield trim looks to have been made only minor signs of use. New top and side curtains. All gaps excellent. A pristine example of Editor Martin's very first car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $25,920. This car will be a hit at local-level club meets and deliver a lot offun. Large-size drivers need not apply, though. Price seems very fair given the top condition. I would have even expected a little more. Very nice car #28-1965  MGB  PC:736 WATj Handcrafted floor mats for fine automobiles 100% updated • Rubber backed • 13 Colors Custom Sizes • Factory Direct "...Awesome Cocomats Dude..." LeJune, Austin, TX 2001 BMW MS 800-461-3533 78 www.cocomats.com AT $14,040. This will make your Acura-driving friends think you're doing something about the mid-life crisis. However hope the buyer doesn't plan on taking it to a club meet, with all the incorrect bits. '65-'67 are the best years for MGBs, with pull door handles, knock-offs, toggle switches, and a metal dash. While B prices Sports Car Market roadster.  S/N GHA13L50989. Red with blue pinstripes/black. Odo: 98,156 miles. No convertible top, nonstock paint. Lots of chrome bits, including roll bar. Desirable overdrive. Engine bay serviceable but rough in spots. Second tach added to dash. Sounded great. A spanky red roadster all dolled up for the party. Cond: 3. SOLD

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ are climbing, it usually takes a more original car and with its top, to bring this kind of price. #335-1967 AUSTIN MINI-MOKE convertible. S/N AAB1L876 I 54. British Racing Green/black. Bucket seats more closely resemble padded lawn chairs. Nice older restoration with signs of age and use, but still very attractive. Full folding top, unique folding front windshield. Yellow spare tire cover shows whimsy. No needs. Just have fun! Cond: 3. SOLD AT $18,360. Owned since 1982 by Robert Pass, long-time SCMer and founder of Passport Transport. He seemed very pleased with the result. Mokes were originally built as prototype military vehicles, hence are a little more robust than the typical Fiat Jollvs we see at auction. Of course, it's all relative. #712-1967 ASTON MARTIN DB6 SUPER LEGGERA 2-door coupe. SiN DB63398R. Silver Birch/black leather. RI-ID. Odo: 2,090 miles. 200 miles on engine rebuild. A few pieces of chrome were dull. Gaps irregular on doors. Damage on sills. Minor scratches and nicks in paint. Leaky rear windows. Nice black leather and carpet. Scratches and marks on steering wheel. Rust on glovebox hinge. Missing air control knobs. Well used but nicely original color on this car. BMHT Certificate. Cond: I. SOLD AT $97,200. Price paid was way over the top of the usual range, but the car is perhaps one of the best around. This car will probably prove its worth at concours events. It is always worth a premium to have a complete, frame-off restoration by a well-blown marque specialist. Top condition usually gets big money at B-J. #647-1968 JAGUAR XKE SERIES II roadster. S/N 1E16221. Eng. #7E148549. Olde English White/red leather. Odo: 58,876 miles. 4-sp. Taillights above bumper indicate this may be a Series 1.5; front end is Series II. Recent respray looks good, but lacks preparation in cracks and corners in engine compartment. Rust bubbles at rear of right front wheel opening. Panel fit okay, except gas cap cover. Several paint chips. Chrome is clear. Some minor corrosion to parts in the engine bay, including master cylinder and suspension www.reoriginals.com arms. Twin electric fans. Nardi steering wheel. Includes tools and manuals. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $54,000. Any rust in these cars is always a serious concern, because it can only get worse. Seems about right relative to other XKEs at this sale. Seller should be pleased, especially given the less-attractive open-headlight hood. #443-1970 JAGUAR XKE SERIES II convertible. S/N 1R12527. Black/red leather. Odo: 60,193 miles. Perfect panel fit. Full restoration by previous owner in 2003. Near-perfect a , gaps. Chip in paint over left rear wheel. Minor scratches on driver's door chrome. Minor rippling in metal, but otherwise very nice black paint. Electric fans, aftermarket radio. Some mud underneath but looks clear of rust. Clean, phone: 713-849-2400 cared for and detailed. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $70,200. Right-drive kept this price reasonable, but oddly enough, going to Washington state rather than back to England. A nice driver, assuming other mechanicals are as good or better than appearance. Hopefully the new owner will not be tempted to try to improve this car The right price for speeding around with images of James Bond in mind, and when it's time to cut it loose, look for someone who has euros in their pocket. #1038-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MARK III BJ8 PHASE II convertible. S/N HBJ8L40165. Metallic Golden Beige/red vinyl. Odo: 46,435 miles. Complete Kurt Tanner Restoration. As original, right down to the hand-painted red fan guard and the paint on the transmission, engine manifold, and other parts after they are assembled but out of the car. The Ambla vinyl and burled walnut dash are great finishing touches. Metallic Golden Beige is rare and beautiful, although it is not the April 2005  SPECIAL Ferrari 355 Spider F-1 Seats $600 each Un-Upholstered Use for Hotrods, Office Chairs and anything else you can think of. « Comes with all the correct hardware We can cover them for your 355 too! » 79

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ tidy engine bay. Recent Interstate battery. Immaculate throughout; could be competitive in concours at a regional level with very little work but not a national contender without a total redo, Jaguar judging being as fanatic as it is. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $58,320. Purchased for $46,440 at last year 's B-J auction by an SCM subscriber with 59,780 miles showing. $11,880 gross profit probably translates into about breaking even plus a little after fees, commissions, insurance, etc. are factored in. Hope the 413 miles covered were fun ones. Restoration costs haven't gone down in the past year, so this was not a crazy buy, but getting to the fully-priced level for a Series H. #999-1992 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220850. Dark blue/gray leather. Odo: 4,730 kilometers. 5-sp manual. Color match between driver's door and rear fender is off. Some peeling of the clearcoat and a few scratches. Paint on spoiler is of a #1010.1-1996 BENTLEY AZURE convert- ible. S/N SCBZK14C5TCX53783. Crème/ crème leather. Odo: 21,929 miles. Paint is good, some possible fading. Excellent brightwork, very good glass. Interior shows excessive wear to driver's seat and door panel, needs cleaning and possibly more. Wood is good, but panel covering the airbag on the passenger side is mismatched. Let's hope it's just a problem with the woodgrain itself. Decent, but not close to perfect; a driver that has not been babied. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $167,400. That settles it. I'm taking my Bentley to B-J Scottsdale when it's time to sell. This deal couldn't be replicated anywhere; maybe it's the desert water different texture than surrounding area. Lots of wear to the driver's seat. Balance of the interior is nice, but not fresh. Looks to have suffered in its few years. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $226,800. Built between 1991 and 1993, the 300-odd XI 220s all seem to be for sale at once. The seller did just fine here. He should be able to find another one for less just by looking—and not having to look too hard. #421-1994 LOTUS ESPRIT S4 coupe. S/N SCCFD30C8RHF61282. Silver/black leather. Odo: 37,315 miles. Finish coming off wheels, worn front tires, cracked front air dam, sloppy wax job, rock chip in windshield. Broken parking light switch, seat leather in good condition. Carbon fiber dash and door trim. Pioneer deck and CD changer with remote. Owner's manual. Low miles and worn 11111 #983.1-2003 ULTIMA GTR coupe. S/N CA862427. Blue/gray cloth. Odo: 1,300 miles. 427-ci, Fl, Porsche 6-sp. Mid-engine. Good build quality; no issues worth noting. Very good paint, brightwork, and trim. Glass appears I'll leave this one to the taste police; however; I would decide to remove the graphics and paint the wheels silver in less than the 4.9 seconds it takes this car to get from 0-60. An advert on wheels, sold for more than $20k over MSRP. just wait in line for mine, thanks. FRENCH #1000-1936 DELAHAYE-inspired coupe. S/N 3700737. Silver/black/black leather. Odo: 99,999 miles. "Whatthehaye" creation. Viper VIO engine, 6-sp. Removable top. Boyd Coddington chassis, body by Marcel De Ley, interior by Gabe Lopez. Not a single Delahaye part present; it's more a tribute to the kind of coachwork found on classic French cars of the 1930s and '40s. Excellent paintwork, to be hand-fitted, not unusual for low-production vehicles. Clean and businesslike inside. Nice presentation for a race-oriented vehicle. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $102,600. No wonder the paint is good: its gel-coat, not paint at all. Available as a kit—less engine—from England for under $30k delivered to your closest port. Ultimas have quite a lot going for them; their 0-100-0 time bests even the McLaren Fl and the Ferrari Enzo. Adding the extras and the cost for the engine, I doubt the builder got a great return on his hourly labor I'm also not sure what you do with this car besides wear a shirt that says, "My car is faster than your Enzo," for what that 's worth. tire shoulders may be from autocross. A fairly nice car without any obvious problems. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $32,940. The S4 is considered one of the most desirable Esprits. Many reliability issues had been worked out, and it offers the freshened Stevens rebody. Its the last fourcylinder Esprit with the exception of the S4S, but power is still strong at 264 hp. Even considering the minor cosmetic issues, I'd call this one a bit above true market value. 80  #962-2005 LOTUS ELISE roadster. S/N SCCPC11185HL30575. Silver, blue trim and stripes/blue quilted leather. Removable top. One-off creation made exclusively for this Barrett-Jackson sale, with B-J graphics on the sides. New, with no trim flaws on paintwork and no problems noted. These Loti are hard to find as demand currently exceeds supply. That problem, however, should sort itself out soon. A new car. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,360. Sometimes it's a fine line between distinctive and just plain ugly. Sports Car Market subtly pinstriped between the silver and black with an oxblood color. One small ding to very nice chrome. Cond: I. SOLD AT $540,000. Another reason for the French to hate us. It's come down to this, Americans recreating cars of the classic era on afresh chassis and with a massive powerplant, to go faster than what ever could have been imagined and with more luxury and flash. I'd hate to have to comment about the long-term investment potential here, but it is true automotive art by a builder and creator of renown. #632-1985 RENAULT ALPINE A310 CT coupe. S/N VFA2700VF0000882. Red/gray cloth. Odo: 32,299 kilometers. Variable panel fit, as per factory. Very good repaint, with a few

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ touched-in chips and small stress cracks on left lower windshield corner and left rear window. Waviness in fiberglass on roof panel. Blackout trim in very good condition. Alloy wheels unmarked. Excellent original interior. Clean engine compartment. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,410. One of 24 in the US. DOT legal. Heir to a great rally history. Rare, clean and honest. $20k cheaper than Alpine at 2004 B - would make this a relative bargain. GERMAN #786-1956 PORSCHE 356A cabriolet. S/N 61308. Aquamarine Blue/red leather. Odo: 94,799 miles. Transmission recently rebuilt. Sanding marks on left front fender. Flaky paint J, which on door sill. Top like new. Speakers and antenna but no stereo. Carpet frayed, discolored headliner. Seats good. Chipped steering wheel and horn rim. Jack and tools included. Once owned by Charles Marx of Marx Toys and now by an avid SCM subscriber. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $45,360. One of 429 cabriolets built in 1956. An unusual interior color combination (red leather, tan carpet, and blue dash) that only a mother could love. Once the original carpet and headliner are upgraded to match the rest of the restoration, it may move from a 3 to a 2. Until then, unless prices continue to climb, the buyer 's in the red. #987-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 8500102. Red/tan leather. Odo: 42,503 miles. An older restoration without national show-winning potential, yet too nice to be a driver—a 'tweener car. Very good paint, chrome has some pitting in areas, back bumper is a problem. Excellent leather, good dash. Square-weave carpets somewhat worn. Still shows well. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $324,000. Lots of coin for a drum-brake example. The restoration was a bit more shiny than correct for my taste, but 1 doubt if the new owner is going to take it to the concours anytime soon. If he takes it to the track, have him call me. 1711end him my anchor for those fast stops. #984-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera RS coupe. Grand Prix White, blue graphics/black leather. Odo: 20,817 kilometers. Touring Package. Scratches to window trim. Rear fender and door don't seem to color-match, but claimed to have its original Grand Prix White paint. Two Ultimate Dream Machines +1  8 31.4 2 3. 5 7 0 4 S SINCW3 ' 1989 .eyton House 962 Porsche CAkS 1994 Bugatti Eb110 SS LeMans N1,1 1 oR  vCLES R STORATION arTRANSPORTERS 1 9 5 3  Maserati onneville  I DESIGN SERVICES

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ small rust bubbles. Side mirrors not original. Torn headrest. Faded, worn carpet, rusty seat rails, paint scraped off steering wheel. Cracked vinyl door pockets. Aftermarket speakers in doors. Interior and engine compartment indicate moisture issues. Engine bay could use detail. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $97,200. The RS cars, even the Touring, are going up in price. This one had clearly seen more than its share of moisture, which opens up a potential can of worms; bits of corrosion were seen throughout. If those issues don't prove costly, a nice driver Strong price but not over the top. #378-1977 PORSCHE 911S targa. S/N 9117210128. Silver/black leather. Odo: 19,102 miles. Original paint and interior. Some chips to paint. Valance above bumper. Fair gaps at both doors. Nice targa top. Faded wheels. Engine compartment below the standard of the rest of the car and could use detail. Interior ITALIAN to appreciate over time. However, every other 930 on the planet will have to be crushed, and the new owner will have to spend a fair amount keeping this car in its perfect, low-miles condition. Personally, I'd prefer a perfect $30,000 930 that I could scare myself with as a daily driver #333-1993 PORSCHE 928 GTS coupe. Cobalt Blue/gray leather. Odo: 51,730 miles. Sunroof. One paint scratch on passenger door. Otherwise nice. Old wall-style car phone mounted on dash. Power seats. Driven only dealer vendor Even if not eligible for any serious vintage event, would be sure to impress around the neighborhood. presents well; non-sports seats. With books and records. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,680. An above-market price for a well-preserved original 911. No harm done if the new owner just wants to drive and enjoy. By now most of these have had engine rebuilds, the original weak studs replaced, and the super-hot cats removed. Let's hope that was done here; otherwise the new owner is driving a Teutonic hand grenade with the pin already pulled. #424-1983 PORSCHE 911 TURBO slantnose cabriolet. S/N WPOEA0915DS170749. Red/black leather. Odo: 35,300 miles. Recaro seats and steering wheel, power windows, a/c. Sony 10-disc CD changer, Momo shifter, RSstyle pull handles. Stainless Borla exhaust. to and from Porsche Club events. 50,000-mile service done. Well presented by brother of original owner. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,400. These last—and arguably best—of the 928 series won't be seeing any upside anytime soon. No B-J craziness here; price is in line with the current market #450-2001 AUDI TT convertible. Black/ Brown Baseball leather. Odo: 12,260 miles. One-owner car. Tuned by HPA Motorsports, Vancouver BC. Twin Turbo, 540 hp, 556 ft-lb, 0-60 in 3.9 seconds. Featured in November 2001 issue of European Car as Master 'IT $75k invested. Valet switch limits boost to 6 lb #1059-1960 APOLLO 5000GT coupe. S/N 1013104A. Black. Odo: 20,000 miles. 300-ci Buick V8 with aluminum heads, 250-hp, reliable T-10 4-sp. Approximate mileage. One of only 79 made before founder Milt Brown ran out of cash. Black and somewhat bulbous design. Nice #675.1-1954 MASE1RATI REPLICA A6GCS BARCHETTA roadster. S/N IDMRB8H3VC315005. Red/black leather. Odo: 2,443 miles. Rover/Buick V8, 5-sp. Replica of '54 Maserati race car, built in 1997 in Pacific Northwest. Variable panel fit, excellent paint. Stripped-out interior with as-new leather seats. Perished rubber grommets around roll bar. Otherwise nearly flawless. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,000. Body built from mold pulled from original car 1,600 lbs and 330 hp equals serious speed. Sold at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2004 for $44,200; offered this time by an SCMer interior. Daytona chrome wires set off the dark paint. A fairly attractive coupe that got good reviews when new; this one in nice condition. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $33,480. Most 5000GTs seem to have been built with the 215-ci version of the engine, so this is a desirable model. For years, I never saw one of these at auction, but last year at B-J Scottsdale a similar well-presented car with automatic sold for $35,640, representing a significant jump in value. Sale price seems to be where the market is now. Cracked taillight. Headlight doors and front bumper show improper fit. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,660. Generally a nice-looking car Poorly fitting pieces and go-fast upgrades—including the incorrect Turbo badging—should have made the new buyer leery. #675-1984 PORSCHE 930 TURBO coupe. S/N WPOZZZ932ES000623. Red/tan. Odo: 5,523 miles. Sunroof, a/c, Blaupunkt sound. Like new in every way, including original Pirelli P7s. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $54,540. This car was iconic in its era and has a chance 82 (250 hp), useful if you've got kids that drive. A few paint chips, otherwise clean and in showroom condition. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $45,900. A bundle of supercar-league performance bits here, with a total price around that of a new TT Reinforces the truism that you modibr new cars for your own pleasure, not for financial return. And this won't be a fun car to service when the custom bits start to age. Well bought for the equipment in place, but will never be worth any more. #646-1961 FIAT ABARTH RECORD MONZA coupe. S/N 984384. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 48,160 kilometers. Very good panel fit; very good paint with some runs, sanding marks, and a few stone chips. Stainless trim very good to good; some pitting on headlight trims and front grille. Good interior with replacement seats, later steering wheel, and no headliner. Proper removable Plexiglas side windows and windshield. Clean engine compartment with heavy-duty billet pulleys. With spare engine and many parts. Clean and well presented by an SCMer. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,560. Period Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ owner 's investment. Nice Daytonas are getting very difficult to find, and in 2002 Bonhams got about $184k for a conversion. The recent Ferrari market for '60s cars is very strong and apparently spilling over to the Daytona market. Are Boxers next? and contemporary vintage race car; but still streetable. May have even run at Sebring. A very good buy. #678.1-1969 MASERATI  GHIBLI coupe. SN AM 115688. Red/bone leather. Odo: 60,293 miles. Substantial documented restoration work done. Very good panel fit. Very good paint with some swirl marks and bubbling above the left roof drip rail. Excellent chrome. Very good interior, largely original with optional rear platform cushions. Clean engine #985-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS targa. S/N 06144. Fly Yellow/black leather. Odo: 42,381 miles. Restoration by McCabe Automotive Restorations, 2001. Good paint, appearing better than what is underneath. A few paint flaws in the targa top. Gap issues at doors, chrome scratched. New seats, good interior, but details like vent window locks are missing. Daytona seats were redone with yellow stripes where tan would normally be—good for bumblebees, ' tk compartment. Sold by SCMer dealer. Very well presented. Color change from original dark green. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $49,680. The more valuable Spyders are more often seen in this condition, while coupes are typically harder to find this nice. Good price for the seller; nice car for the buyer Ghiblis are still undervalued, but how many decades can we go on saying that? #981-1971 FERRARI DAYTONA spyder conversion. S/N 13729. Red/black. Converted from European Daytona coupe by Mike Sheehan's European Auto in 1981. Early S/N; has attractive Euro clear plastic front headlight covers, not U.S. pop-ups. Has had $43k in refurbishments in past year, including paint, interior work, exhaust, new Michelin XWXs on decent Borrani wires with 3-eared knock-offs. Dash redone with almost correct fuzzy material that not so good for Ferraris. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $113,400. All proceeds of the sale were to be donated to Childhelp USA. Sale price also included a woman's designer evening gown with value estimated at $8,000. Even after taking away the gown at full value, the price achieved was plenty for the condition. Fixing some of the little trim parts will help. Getting rid of the interior color scheme won't be cheap. #634-1974 DE TOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNNE06968. Blue/black cloth/ vinyl. Odo: 44,500 miles. Very good shut lines, shut lines. Very good paint with some orange peel and touched-up stone chips. Nice trim and rubber. Recovered seats and door panels have some fit issues; fabric patch covers holes for missing front-seat headrests. Electrical tape on re-sprayed steering wheel; cracked dash top; mounting holes in center console. Very clean underhood. No stereo, a/c or sunroof. Seller wrote, appraised at $18,000. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,070. Cleanest Alfetta anyone has seen in 20 years. Refurbished, not restored, but why? Price is at least double what it would have brought at any other venue. Further, the auction-queen fluff and buff was a little unsettling; I'd prefer to find a car that had a more honest, less pimp-my-Alfetta presentation. #1032-1981 FERRARI 512 BB "Twin Turbo" berlinetta. S/N 37131. Red. Highly modified body, with rear wing and side fiberglass add-ons. Turbos claimed rebuilt, some engine work; also new clutch, shocks, and springs. Engine work appears to be of decent quality, but no indication of who did it or whether internal engine mods were done to withstand the was popular in the '80s. Later leather steering wheel. Paint, seats, and engine detailing all very nice, if not quite 100 points. Comes with books, tool roll, literature, and movies. A very nice driver. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $162,000. Offered by an SCM subscriber who took good care of it and learned the might-as-well game of maintenance. Hopefully no mechanical surprises are lurking below the surface of a car that has won local concours awards. Very healthy price for a Daytona conversion, but probably less than 84  except doors bow out at rear bottom edge. Very good paint with some rippling underneath. Blackout trim somewhat faded. Rubber impact bumpers replaced with smaller black Euro items, window surround trim blacked out. Original interior good, appropriate for mileage. Slightly dirty headliner. Aftermarket drilled pedals, Sony AM/FM cassette. Engine compartment fully painted, very clean. Engine slightly dressed up with chromed valve covers and carburetor. Good, semi-original condition. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,620. Several performance mods, but all original parts included. After delivery to the auction site, the driver 's door mirror broke off Otherwise attractive and well presented. Price is high for the typical Pantera market, but then again, I've always felt they were underpriced— unless, of course, I was trying to buy one. #306-1976 ALFA ROMEO ALFETTA sedan. S/N AR116330003126. Dark green/ black velour. Odo: 48,201 miles. 2.0-liter, 5-sp. Conversion to dual Webers. Very good increased stress. Rest of car is in below average condition. Overall, a mess to the typical Ferrari enthusiast. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $42,120. A thorough inspection might determine that this could be a fun Ferrari track-day car Flags go up with the twin-turbo setup; there were several done in the '70s, some by reputable tuners, others by unknowns. I almost got to drive one of these monsters on the track, but 10 minutes before the drive the engine let go. So buying without a complete test drive and inspection is Russian roulette—with 6 of the 8 chambers loaded. #309-1985 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 'VELOCE convertible. S/N ZARBA5412F1021236. Red/ black leather. Odo: 65,278 miles. One owner. 5sp. Very good panel fit, except trunk lid which is a bit wide—possibly an original defect. Excellent paint with some overspray onto suspension in front wheelwells. Some rust bubbling under left doorsill trim strip. Good chrome trim and repainted bumper tops. Good rubber trim. Some curb rash on front left alloy wheel. Very good interior; steering wheel spokes painted black. Factory a/c. New top. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $15,660. A one-owner car with optional Sports Cot Mocker

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ on startup. One of the nicest-condition QVs around. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $59,400. No mention of non-USA status anywhere on description or catalog—let's hope all the EPA and DOT releases are with papers. Very healthy price for an '85, especially for a Euro-spec car #711-1985LAMBORGHINICOUNTACH hardtop and factory a/c. Presents very well, too. Positioned for top money, but the rust under the doorsill raises questions. Fully priced as it is. The Bosch-injected Alfas of this era are fairly reliable, but just don't have the free-revving nature of the pre- '75 cars. #665-1985 FERRARI 308 GTS QV spyder. S/N ZEFLA13B000055963. Red/beige. Eurospec. Very nice exterior with one or two almost invisible dings. Interior also excellent. Has attractive polished mags, generally not a good idea unless protected by a robust clearcoat, shod with the hard-to-get TRX Michelins. Engine compartment detailed with proper UFI oil filter. Proper European front spoiler. No smoke $5k big-rig rear wing that just adds drag and cuts down top speed. Interior appears to be perfect. One of the last 5000 S models made. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $75,600. In 1982 the Countach received a larger V12 that developed more torque. It also received larger air vents and an optional rear wing spoiler to boost the car 's ostentatious image. Later QVs had basically the same engine but with many improvements. This is a very strong price for an earlier car. coupe. S/N ZA9C00500FLA12763. White/ black. Odo: 30,942 kilometers. Paint fine with minor touched-up chips. Supposedly never seen a day of rain until this year at B-J. Added US bumper mods, somewhat inconspicuous in refrigerator white. Has optional non-functional #102I.1-1989 LAMI3ORGHINI COUNTACH coupe. S/N ZA9CAO5AOKLA12512. Racing Red/creme w/red piping. Odo: 14,582 kilometers. Used in Pirelli and Alpine ad campaigns when new. Graceful bumpers/spoilers and beautiful mag wheels present unified, if somewhat outrageous, style. In very nice shape; looks almost new. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $97,200. The last and most aggressive Countach, the 25th Anniversary model, and the one pictured in teenage bedrooms all over America. Only 627 made. Was based on the Quattrovalvole 5000 S with oversize engine intake ducts and optional rear spoiler Same car sold at B-J in January 2003 with zero miles for $ 130k. Several have sold recently in the $90k range, so this price seems in line for a low-mileage, top-condition car Last owner paid what works out to be about $5.50 a mile. Plus maintenance, of course. aECH #369-1960 gKODA FELICIA convertible. S/N 410072. Turquoise/tan. Odo: 17,102 miles. CLASSIC AND  o de toorio/i iteak;/ iprAvrer Partial listing of our 50+ car inventory: ',pope  1926 Amilcar CGSS 1930 Packard 733 - 7 pass Touring 1935 MG PB Supercharged Roadster 1948 Alfa 2500 SS 1948 Ford Cony. 1950 Allard J2 1954 Alfa 1900 SS Ghia Coupe 1967 Fiat Dino Spyder We are an authorized dealer for Borrani wheels and accessories. We offer new wheels, being manufactured in the recently refurbished factory, trained personnel, and original tooling. We offer many models, wheels and sizes. Talk to DISTRIBUTOR OF 1939 MG Tickford Drophead 1951 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Corm us about your special requirements. Visit us at our website and click on Borrani Wheels, and also visit the Borrani World website at ruoteborrani.com Please visit us at our showroom in Connecticut, dragoneclassics.com, or the addresses below: Sales Manny@dragoneclassics.com , Borrani David dragoneclassics.com, Restoration George@dragoneclassics.com, or by phone at 203-335-4643 1797 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604 April 2005  85 VINTAGE CARS 194(4(irritt DIVISION OF DRAGONE VINTAGE CARS

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ 1089-ci, 4-sp. Owner provides cars to motion picture productions and says this was in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." Autopal labels all over—it was common to duplicate Western brands at the time. Recent respray, new top, chrome, and upholstery. Trunk, engine compartment, and door jambs original, all with minor rust. Black California plates. Remote trunk and gas cap lid latches unusual for a vehicle of this age. Attracted a lot of attention; a real head-turner. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $16,740. Very rare; only three convertibles in the US., according to owner Seems like a fair price for a car that shows well with the hood and trunk closed. Guaranteed best-in-class at next S'koda meet, but that may be a long drive away. The buyer can have lots offun with this, and at this price can't get hurt too badly. SWEDISH #423-1954 VOLVO TP-21 military command car. S/N 21118. Light ivy green metallic/ black leather. Odo: 3,563 miles. Chevy 454-ci V8, GM 700R4 auto paired with original twostick transfer case. Interior is a mix of late-model Volvo and JEG's performance parts catalog with Stewart-Warner gauges, B&M ratchet shifter, and numerous ancillary electrical switches. Original frame is coated in pickup bedliner with - 0 custom leaf springs. Doors need a definitive slam to shut. Aftermarket roof lights. Overall, the modifications are of very good quality and the overall truck maintains its original visual presentation. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $63,720. Who says that Volvo is new to the world of SUVs? The nickname that Swedish troops gave to these command cars was "Sugga", which roughly translates into "sow pig." Seem most apropos, especially in its present configuration. Has been to Kruse Auburn more times than all of our staff combined, but seems to have finally found a new home. AMERICAN #1001-1929 FORD ALUMATUB hot rod coupe. S/N 29A00037. Silver/silver leather. 350-ci V8, auto. Boyd Coddington-built for the 86  by George Kovanda of Chicago Restorations. Appears to have been stored since completion, as the restoration doesn't appear fresh yet no evidence of road use. Very good paint with some very light scratching. Very good chrome, top is without flaws or wear. Excellent interior, no wear noted. Perhaps a good wax job away from excellent. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $270,000. Before the sale. I would have thought that an American Classic such as this would have mitered amongst the hot rods and muscle cars. This one fared just fine. I doubt ff it could have done appreciably better at another venue. #1006-1936 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW coupe. S/N RS23U0A108318. Silver/red leather. Odo: 420 miles. 488-ci VI 0 Viper engine, Mopar 518 automatic transmission. Rare two-door Airflow starts life anew as a resto- is excellent. Custom interior; front buckets, rear bench. Full leather interior by Atkins. Expensivelooking Eclipse 1,300-watt sound system with CD/DVD and three hideaway monitors takes up the majority of the rear wagon area. Excellent quality of execution throughout by Johnson's Hot Rod Shop. Cond: I. SOLD AT $213,840. If you had to pay for 6,000 hours of labor at $50 per hour; the cost for this car not counting parts, would be $300,000. Put in perspective, the price achieved is cheap. Further; the quality Sports Car Market showing no wear. Underhood excellent. Interior is correct and in excellent shape. Lots of art deco touches abound. Very nice presentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $62,100.1 liked the car, I liked the colors, and I liked the price. This is an open car with lots to recommend—good looks and great heritage all wrapped in a quite drivable pre-war package. Well done. #978-1947 FORD CUSTOM woody. S/N A708013. Green/wood/Saddle leather. Odo: 615 miles. Auto. Street Rodder magazine cover car, October 2002. Two-door conversion with added steel body structure, hand-rubbed maple. Air-ride suspension front and rear. Over 6,000 man-hours to build. Excellent paint, no flaws found. Finished wood is of a very high quality, uniformly blonde in each panel. Fit to top American Hot Rod TV series. Hand-made allaluminum body by Marcel De Ley, chassis by Coddington. Mooneyes electric shifter, quickchange rear end, one-off knock-off wheels. Low and sleek, very good stainless coachwork has a few light scratches—will blend out with a scuff pad. Only flaw found was loose windshield mounting. All new, all good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $167,400. The spiritual successor to the Alumatruck hot rod, but with a more appealing body style and cleaner look Not my style either way and—I'll say it again—ff Boyd weren't involved, I still think everyone would still be asking when you were going to paint your Ford. #1008-1932 LINCOLN KB sports touring. SiN KB575. Black/burgundy fenders/brown leather. Odo: 1 mile. 145-inch wheelbase, dual windshields. Owner states $230k restoration rod. Built by Tim's Hot Rods and Extreme Customs, the builder of Barrett-Jackson 2004 record-breaking '38 Lincoln Zephyr. Excellent two-toned silver paint, flawless chrome. Red leather is well-fitted. Show quality throughout. Excellent build quality; no flaws worth noting. Cond: I. SOLD AT $550,800. Tons of awards won. One of the calling cards of the car is a bigscreen monitor professionally mounted in the trunk. Unbelievable build quality; it shone even among its show-car peers. If hot rods that cost as much as houses are your forte, this is your ride for 2005. #970-1941 LINCOLN ZEPHYR convert- ible. S/N 16H7632. Dark green/brown leather. Odo: 21,196 miles. 292-ci V12, 3-sp. Restoration is no longer fresh, but only light use wear and age wear is present. Excellent paint. Most chrome is good, some light pitting and dings in places. Top is professionally fitted, clean and

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ of this car really looks like there are 6,000 hours here, unlike some claims other sellers make. #994-I953 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SIN E53F001243. Polo white/red vinyl. Odo: 22,538 miles. Bloomington Gold, NCRS Top Flight, Gold Spinner awards. Some flaws evident to paintwork, especially around cowl vent area. Excellent chrome. Good gaps. Excellent fit to cloth top. Interior and dash in top condition. Very good fit and finish throughout Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $297,000. One ofjust 300 made. Sold as a package with Lot #994.1 (Page 97). #992-I954 OLDSMOBILE F-88 convert- ible. S/N E54S003701. Gold/tan leather. Odo: 177 miles. GM concept car for the SP-20 project. 324-ci V8, auto. Excellent quality fit and finish. Very good paint appears to be of a recent vintage. Excellent show-quality chrome. Interior is excellent. Little flaws include some stains to gilded metal, slight wear to carpets. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,240,000. A rare GM show-car escapee, was a GM Motorama car First owner was famed industrialist E.L. Cord. Unbelievable documentation from new accompanies this car with correspondence and photographs going back to the mid- '50s. It was shipped out of GM literally one piece at a time with instructions on how to reassemble it. It sold for perhaps $2 million more than what might have been expected. True automotive history, and the talk of the auction. Good to see Americans valuing their automotive history. #1005-1956 CHEVROLET NOMAD CUSTOM station wagon. SIN VC55L05559. Orange/black/gray leather. Chip Foose-designed "Real Mad." 350-ci V8, auto. Excellent quality fit and finish. Excellent paint. Brightwork is also to an excellent standard. Exterior is partially dechromed, however all of the design cues remain on this radically lowered and shaved rod. Corvette suspension front and rear. Full custom interior includes a Corvette dash binnacle, four individual bucket seats. Interior finish is to an excellent standard as well. A very professional job throughout. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $324,000. Not a bad look, a different interpretation on the same theme as "CheZoom " by Boyd. Also has muscle car credentials with its ZR-I V8. Real automotive art rarely comes cheap; this one didn't either #987.1-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR coupe. S/N VC57S300329. Blue/blue/white. Odo: 4,095 miles. 350-ci V8, auto. Boyd Coddington's "CheZoom." Excellent build, great paint, world-class fit and finish. New interior in 2004. Looks a bit Jetsons, but still very attractive. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $372,600. Car card notes that it is the world's most recognized and famous '57 Chevy. I won't argue, as this car has been made into hundreds of thousands of Hot Wheels worldwide. No argument about the price, either It might take a long time for UTHORIZED MORGAN MOTOR CAR DEALER '03 Plus 8 ORSA RED '98 Plus 8 :RANBERRY METALLIC '95 Plus 8 ..ORSA RED '87 Plus 8 BRG/BLKK '80 Plus 4/4 PERIWINKLE BLUE SALE PENDING! (111ortian • A/L,, kuthorized Morgan NI( ir Car Dealt April 2005 72 Plus 8 BRGALACK '67 Plus 4 KINGFISHER BLUE '65 Plus 4 BURGANDY/BLACK '63 4/4 SERIES V RACER BLACK/RED '61 Plus 4 'ED '53 Plus 4 DK 81.11E/GRAY '50 Plus 4 DK SALE PENDING! Visit our web site at www.morganwest.net for DUE current listings of Morgans and other fine marques including Acme Rocket Motorcycles, Aston Martin, Austin Healey, Lotus, MG and Triumph. 3003 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA, CA 90405 I WWW.MORGANWEST.NET (310) 998-3311 DENNIS GLAVIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR I DENNIS@MORGANWEST.NET YOU'VE READ HIS STUFF FOR YEARS. NOW FIND OUT WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT YOUR STUFF. The same Dave Kinney who you have read in these pages for years also happens to be David H. Kinney, ASA, the owner of USAppraisal, and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. Dave not only knows his stuff about cars, but he also knows his stuff about automobile appraisals. Our rates are straightforward easy to understand , and set in advance. Call us, visit our Web site, or just drop by and say hello. DAVID H. KINNEY ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers 1-800-USA-ppra(isal) (1-800-872-7772) www.USAppraisal.com USA,,,PPRAISAL 87

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ "CheZoom " to return all of its investment to its new owner, but this car has raised itself to icon status with the legions of kids playing with their own scale version of the car right now. Let's talk in about 25 years. #1048-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S100761. Venetian Red, white coves/cream vinyl. Odo: 86,261 miles. 283-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Both tops. Older repaint with several nicks and chips on panel edges. Hardtop Plexiglas is crazing from age and use. Rock-hard windshield gasket is cracked in several places. Windshield frame letter-series 300 convertible, as the original non H dataplate for this body is still attached to the car. Info on web site represents car as original H. Generally good-quality older paint and bodywork. Most chrome is replated or replacement. Mopar accessory bumper guards added. Older reupholstered interior has some frays starting and some general mild patina, some interior surround chrome, rubber gasket is new. Plexi windwings unscratched. Underhood nicely detailed, some bits are incorrect. Excellent interior has a Rotunda tach, where a matching tach would normally sit. SAAC history shows it to have had two restorations and at least 9 owners but very low miles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $388,800. Another result that shocked. I would have thought it would have stopped at $300,000 or so. There appears to still be life left in Cobras. Let's wait for the all the rest of the CSX cars to catch up in the next year or so. has numerous scratches and gouges. Poor panel fit. Driver's door protrudes about an inch across the bottom of the rocker panel; door window is canted into the cabin by 1/2 compared to the top's window seal, making it virtually impossible to shut the door with the window and top up. Matte-black-coated chassis and suspension hardware. Light smoker, due to valve seals. Engine bay still looks clean, if not entirely accurate. Overall, a cheapie older restoration that is unwinding. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $71,280. The Liz Taylor of Corvettes this weekend. It's not aging gracefully. Huge price for condition. #993-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE retractable hardtop. S/N J58SI01858. Black/ red. Odo: 54,068 miles. 283-ci V8, 4-sp. Scotty, the car developed by Francis H. Scott, a GM stylist. Excellent paint and chrome, retractable top is well-fitted and unique to this car. Excellent trim pitted. The lifters could use some adjustment as they are ticking somewhat. Newer general undercoating, including on some of the exhaust components. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $58,320. The word was out early on this car as a component swap special. Most likely a real 300H dissolved into a pile of iron oxide, and the letter-car components were used on the donor body. This is a clone car in the truest sense, as it is a copy of an actual car Maybe next time the cloner won't forget to swap out the all-important body tag, so we would be none the wiser Or maybe our little SCM database will help convince the new owner that the truth is a wonderful thing. #942-1963 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY SUPER STOCK coupe. S/N 3431176864. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 25,750 miles. 426-ci V8, #1020-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE split-window coupe. S/N 30837S109682. Red/red vinyl. Odo: 3,348 miles. 327-ci V8, 370-hp, 4-sp. Excellent paint; chrome is even better excepting wiper scratch in window surround. Driver door glass is etched and scarred. Door gaps could be better. Headlight mounting off. Good dash and seats. Console is scratched in places. Overall, a less-than-perfect Split with some problems and not a long list of options. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $140,400. LOTS of money. Split-window 'Vettes will always be strong, but it generally takes a perfect car with tons of options, to bring this amazing kind of money. Be interesting to see what it brings when it changes hands again. interior, well and correctly done without visible flaws. Appears to have been recently extensively show-prepped. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $340,200. Lots of hype around this car and a pretty good price as well. Standing in the shadow of a real show car (an Oldsmobile) that brought in $3m, a mere $340k sounds kind of weak, but keep in mind this was largely one man's project, even if it was done by a GM employee. Nice car nice price. #1234.1-1962 CHRYSLER 300H CLONE convertible. S/N 8423161888. White/tan leather. Odo: 13,166 miles. 413-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. The VIN tag, which is correct for a 300H, was installed onto a body which was born a non- 88  twin Carter 2-bbl carbs, auto. Good, but paint a few ticks off show quality. Good chrome. Very good interior, complete and well-fitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $98,280. Very rare. Few were produced with this motor fewer survive. In a market where muscle cars rule the day, even an early Mopar muscle car can make some noise. I don't disagree with the price achieved here, but if the muscle car market cools, expect to lose at least 30%. If the market doesn't cool, I don't see a lot of immediate upside here either Automatic transmission can 't help, even with the cool shifter buttons in the dash. #996-1963 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2102. Black/black leather. Odo: 7,072 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-sp. Four twin Weber carbs. Excellent paint, excellent gaps, very good fit and finish. Some light scratching to windshield #402-1964 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS convertible. SN 41467L137021. Dark green metallic/saddle vinyl. Odo: 96,547 miles. 409ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Ps, pb. Slight door sag. Good but not perfect top fit and panel fit. Most chrome replated, but aluminum side trim has a few nicks. Top bows painted gold, not black, incorrect for 1964 with the black headliner. New top motor and wiring. Power windows, dash-  -- mounted tach, tilt wheel. Wrong hose clamps, new battery, add-on radiator cap. Clean engine room. Superbly restored interior. Clean black undercoating. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $48,600. The only year Fisher Body color-keyed convertible top bows in the post-war era was in 1962. At that, it was only to match the headliner color GM then went to black headliners for all convertibles, regardless of outside color from 1963 on. It's nice to see this Impala sell for big money in an offbeat correct color in lieu of Resale Red. Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ #772.1-1965 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 237675P12530. Black/white vinyl. Odo: 30,204 miles. 389-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice older repaint on a very smooth body. No door lock plunger grommets. New door and window weatherstripping. Acceptable panel fit. Most exterior chrome is either replated or new, inside most is original with pits. Radial tires on Rallye wheels. Redyed interior vinyl; refinished wood wheel. Bland undercarriage, painted exhaust. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,580. Overall, this car gave me a sense that the restoration shop did a "hurry up, let's make this look pretty and get it out of the shop" job on it. Average car; average price. #918-1965 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS coupe. S/N 138375Z113660. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 99,999 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Body tag indicates that it is a real Super Sport, but made into an ersatz Z-16 SS 396. Tilt wheel, GM accessory dash-top tach. Odometer stuck between 99,999.9 and 00000.0. Paint masking evident on several moldings and vent window seals. Generally correctly restored underneath. Clamped exhaust. Mediocre at best paint application with scattered runs and occasional orange peel in compound curves, plus embedded dust in various more difficult-to-access locations. Accessory cassette deck. Mostly new door and glass seals (easy stuff). Good job of correctly detailing engine. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $40,500. I tend to find that the buyers offake muscle cars are in the same league as buyers of kit cars and Shelby Cobra lookalikes, in that they are wasting their money on something that will just never have the value or appeal of the real thing. Then again, it goes well with their fake Rolex, fake hair, and their wife's/girlfriend's/mistress's fake.. never mind. Regardless, this doesn't do anything to help establish values of the 200 real Z-16 hardtops. Plus there's probably a perfectly good circa-1965 straight 6 engine in a junkyard somewhere wondering what it ever did wrong to get jerked out of a Chevel le. #967-1966 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE II HEM! coupe. S/N RH23H67316255. White/ black vinyl. Odo: 5,364 miles. 426-ci V8, auto. Miles claimed original. This car was said to be owned by a policeman who went bad and used the car in a series of bank robberies. A true survivor car. Was repainted twice, once by the bank robber to disguise the car and then again by an owner taking it back to original. Very good to excellent restoration. Excellent paint, very good chrome, excellent glass. Very clean interior. Well preserved. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $151,200. At this price, this is a difficult car to recommend except for having a big motor and a cool story. It wasn't too terribly long ago this car was kicking around for about one-third of the money achieved here. With the muscle car market exploding, however; this result is less than surprising. The good news is the new owner has a great low-miles car with an excellent story. The bad news: It's readily identifiable and thus very easy to track its movements—everyone knows where it came from and where it's been, and for what price. #963-1966 SHELBY GT 350 fastback coupe. S/N SFMGS762. Dark green/white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 28,932 miles. 289-ci 4mifiart. We sieff ateanat, and /welt/nee& 04' 1964 Ferrari Lusso- SP 0 A 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC- $192,900 Othee G/leat 1947 Ford Pick-Up 1955 Chevy Streetrod 1960 Porsche 3568 'Outlaw' 1966 Alfa Romeo Spider 1966 Corvette Coupe 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1997 Ferrari 355B 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider Arriving Soon! 1957 Ferrari 250 TDF 14-louver 1965 Ferrari 275 018/2 cam, 6 carb Ferrari 330 GTS 2004 Dodge Viper- $76,900 1971 Dodge Challenger- 549 900 Barrett-Jackson/Scottsdale Report: 1969 Road Runner Hemi, SOLD @ $118,000 • 1963 Split-Window Corvette, SOLD @ $142,500 retin4 Ceaddie avid, 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • (949) 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www.familyclassiccars.com

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ $100k car attending to that detail would definitely help it in value and presentation for the future. #37.1-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE V8, 4-sp. Excellent paint is very professionally applied; no flaws noted. Excellent chrome, underhood fully detailed to as-new standards or better. Plexi side windows are very good, detailed trunk. Clean and tidy stock interior. Very good to excellent everywhere. Your basic obsessively restored Shelby, in great colors. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $123,120. One of 999 non-Hertz cars built in 1966. Car card reads, "This may be the nicest originally restored '66 radio heater delete factory green Shelby on the planet." Okay, I'll bite, but what does originally restored mean? While you're pondering that, why not just take your price guide and light a match to it? This result is nearly twice what it will tell you to pay for it. #914-1966 FORD MUSTANG coupe. S/N 6F08C351148. Light yellow/white vinyl. Odo: 42,128 miles. 289-ci V8, non-stock 4-bbl, 3sp. Pony interior, aftermarket a/c. A metal VIN Detailed Restoration of British & Select European Automobiles and Race Cars Member tag engraved onto it was pop-riveted over the subframe area where the VIN was originally stamped onto at the factory. Nice shiny paint on top of horrid bodywork. All four quarter panels and both rocker panels are wavy and poorly contoured Bondo sculptures. Panels are so poorly contoured that there's a gap of about an inch where the back of the fender and the rocker panel meet. Cleanly painted undercarriage, to include the glass-pack exhaust and dented gas tank. Non-OEM replacement windshield. All easy-to-swap trim is new replacement. Door glass alignment is way off. Clean underhood, but loaded up with aftermarket chrome and odd pieces. All there, but a disaster to even those who don't know collector cars. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $29,160. This car raises more red flags than a May Day parade in Beijing. I wouldn't even recommend this Mud Dauber at $6k (the price of the reproduced parts in it). My only hope was that the consignor bought it back after playing the shill game. If not, it proofpositive that despite the auction company's best efforts, you can still buy a really bad car here. #1245.1-1966 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE coupe. S/N RP 23H61211775. Dark blue metallic/blue vinyl with console. Odo: 18,727 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Generally wellpainted, with only a few minor prep imperfections. Weatherstripping starting to tear in the corners. Some window trim has a few dings and sanding scratches. Remaining trim, including bumpers, is new or replated. All-original interior has several rips in the driver's seatback and some seam splitting on the bottom cushion. coupe. S/N 136177A17857. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 41,259 miles. Faux SS 396; not built to factory spec. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recent interior kit and paintwork. Wide passenger door-tofender fit; hood fit off. Very clean undercarriage. Factory-type a/c. Fresh exhaust and clean undercarriage. New fuel tank and straps, after market swaybars, under-dash gauges. Engine bay not entirely correct, but close enough for a fakey-doo. Rallye wheels. Clean presentation. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $24,840. This one did well enough for a knock-off At least they let everyone here know it, but 3 years from now, probably will make some bottom-feeding dealer a handsome profit as a numbers-matching original. 11111■11111111=6.6...--.115L_L_ #45.1-1967 PONTIAC GTO coupe. S/N 242177Z119424. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 46,501 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Frame-on resto done one year ago. California black-plate registration. Hood tachometer, ps, pb, a/c. Rally II wheels on radials. All 4 headlights are original type T-3. Clamped exhaust. Generally clean undercarriage. One split in the paint behind t Al the right rear wheelwell. Some light corrosion on bare metal components under the hood, but otherwise generally clean and correct in there. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $27,000. One of the better deals of the weekend. Certainly not a top-notch car but one that isn't embarrassing. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to buy a B-J worthy GTO and feel like you weren't paying an extra $10k to be seen on Speed. #1018-1967 SHELBY GT 500 fastback urrey 'Motor lrts www.surreymotorsports.com 1990 S. 11tre,6'Ste. 10 Niles, Michigan 49120 800-472-4440 90 Remainder of the inside vinyl is in good shape with minimal patina. Interior trim pitted and dull, needs cleaning and polishing. Newer application of undercoating well done. Clean and generally correct underhood. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $89,100. I used this car as a training aide for one of my Insider Tour field walks, and had the attendee give their input on what they found and how it rated for condition. One thing we generally agreed upon was that with all of the other work done to the car, the torn seat and mildly worn upholstery stands out and is quite incongruent. While that alone won't make it a coupe. S/N G7400F7A00203. Green, white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 50,227 miles. Early 1967 build with inboard headlights, functional brake scoop. Nicely painted; some flaws—such as a drip in a seam—are easy to spot, but it Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ has a good shine. Very good chrome in most places, but vent window surrounds show pitting. Good gaskets, excellent five-spoke wheels and Goodyears. Clean interior, not fresh but nice. Wood-rim steering wheel. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $140,400. Yow! Submit, earthlings, you are under the spell of a powerful force—you are under the spell of Planet Barrett-Jackson. You will be spared only ifyou submit to a full walletectomy! I now return you to your home planet. #1043-1967 SHELBY GT 500 fastback. S/N Z6Z400FA02670. Light green/black vinyl. Odo: 29,811 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-sp. Very good to excellent paint, very good chrome. Fit is only a touch off in places; gaps are good enough trim. Wood steering wheel. Grille-mounted fog lamps, Rallye wheels on RWL radial tires. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $45,900. Might have sold for slightly above the current market, but not for long. First-generation GTO convertibles are proving to be good investments, especially welldone examples such as this one. #971.1-1967 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE GTX coupe. S/N RS23J7711935. Copper, white stripes/copper vinyl. Odo: 46,546 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Sits low in the back. Accessory gauges under the dash, optional console-mounted tach. Very good panel/door fit. Older base/clearcoat paint with no signs of masking. New door/glass weatherstrips; original trunk seal has some cracking. Replacement but not perfect. Fit to vinyl on seats is suffering. Possibly original with the foam drying out. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $162,000. It was called the GT 500 because it sounded good, not because it had 500 horsepower (it didn't) or because they made that many of them. Too much money for this car but no worries, the buyer just bought too soon. Or so both of us are hoping. #964-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S109857. Goodwood Green/Saddle leather. Odo: 74,816 miles. 427ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Great options, including a/c, pb, leather, headrests, power windows, side exhaust. Excellent fit and finish, excellent paint interior vinyl. Generally well detailed/restored engine bay with only a handful of replacement service parts. Flash rust starting on most uncoated metal, though. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $91,800. It seems like $ 100k is the current ceiling for generic nicely-done 1966-67 B-body Hemi Mopars. Must be due to the fact that there's only about half a dozen people (myself included) who like cars styled identical to cinderblocks. These are your best bet for the most economical way to get into a 426 Hemi. As with several other '60s cars, 1967 is your best choice, even i f just for the upgraded brakes. #314-1967 CHEVROLET CAMARO coupe. S/N 123377N250465. Blue metallic/blue vinyl. Odo: 87,231 miles. 250-ci 16, 1-bbl, 2-sp auto. Factory a/c, very little else in options. Ancient thin repaint with chips on side of hood, uneven sheen. Steering column shakes when running. Non-stock exhaust outlet. Minimal to no prep underneath. Newer interior is just okay. Aftermarket side moldings. Newer bumpers. Remainder of chrome is good. Clean matte undercoating underneath. and chrome. Excellent fit to correct interior. Some age to a top-quality restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $135,500. NCRS Zora Arkus-Duntov Award, Top Flight. Cost new was $6,352.85. On the Barrett-Jackson stage, this one should have hit a home run, but instead it finished in the middle of the price pack. Here is a car that truly has it all—great options, great colors. The winner of my award for the most delectable Corvette of the weekend, even if the top won't go down. #776-1967 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 242677P317335. Red/white vinyl. Odo: 5 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Fresh top. Nice older repaint, with a selection of chips in the hood and door gaps. Hood sits a little uneven. New weatherstripping, interior kit, and wiring harnesses. Nicely replated bumpers and April 2005  This 1965 Jaguar E-Type showed no signs of rust Yet one inch of fiberglass filler was slathered over hidden decay. We build cars that last a lifetime. Call us to restore the car of your dreams. vantaaj 91

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,580. Let's seethe same horsepower as a Corvair Corsa with less attractive styling. While Mustang 6-bangers got a lot of heat as girl cars in their day, let us not forget that this was also the case with the Camaro. While it is neat as a piece of history. I get the feeling that it will surface in the future as some type of numbers matching Yenko, fake ZL-1, or a World of Wheels monster-engined creature. #322-1967 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA fastback. S/N GH29E72183998. Gold/white vinyl. Odo: 80,808 miles. 273-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Repaint is okay, some overspray is still in wheel wells. Hastily replaced backlight and windshield, crudely installed with lots of goop and poorly installed damaged trim. Gaps in windshield moldings. Cheapie aftermarket up in value, but not the perfectly shining gem it was touted to be. #735.4-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 R/S coupe. SN 124378N1366284. Light blue metallic, black stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 45,810 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Smog gear, disc pb, wood wheel, Z284 exhaust header package, Rallye wheels on redline tires. Earlierstyle chrome valve covers. A few tears started along rear window, glass sealer overflowed. A couple of masking miscues on rear stripes. Base/clearcoat (with stripes clearcoated over), dust flecks under basecoat around the vinyl resonator setup. Fabricated underhood front valance panel cover. Disc pb, pw, a/c, Rally II wheels with redline radials. Electrical problem with neutral safety switch hampered starting before crossing the block. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $34,560. First- and second-generation GTOs tend to stay pretty close to each other in value, with the options for each individual car making the difference. This example is a base model with few options. For a buyer with an electrical multimeter and good troubleshooting skills, the amount spent was reasonable. plastic door lock plungers. Baked seat piping highlights an all-original interior. Nice exhaust burble (should be, it's non-stock). No prep beneath—decades worth of caked-on road gnuige. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,800. Thursday wasn't getting off to a good start for the muscle car wannabe contingent. It was still raining, and six-banger Tempests and Camaros were generally tanking. Next to hit the skids: a bland Barracuda. More car than muscle, more damage than preservation over the years. #694-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE T-top coupe. S/N 194378S411188. Le Mans Blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 31,488 miles. 427-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. High-quality older restoration. NCRS Top Flight winner with 97.3 points. All numbers matching. Most documentation since new, including Protect-O-Plate. Was on loan for the 50th annual display at the National Corvette Museum. Exceptionally straight and smooth top trim all across the back. Tear starting on top of the back seat, otherwise good original interior with some patina. Undercoated up front. Clamped stainless exhaust. Generally clean and correct below. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $55,080. Part of the Ressler collection of five Camaros that were offered in rapid succession. This was the relative beater of the pack, yet was one of the rarer cars. As a late-'68 car, it wore the correct Z/28 badges, yet it was one of the few vinyl top cars built. Far rarer is the shipped-in-the-trunk set of Z283 headers. Selling along with Ressler 's other Z/28s at the same time, I'll call the selling price on this one about market correct. #937-1968 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER coupe. S/N RM21J8G216826. Silver, red pinstripe/black vinyl. Odo: 9,334 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Galen Govier papal blessing paperwork. Sure Grip differential. Very fresh and concise restoration. Good panel fit. Crisp, straight body panels. Very good paint and bodywork, new replacement windshield. #664.1-1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 coupe. S/N 136379K402269. Hugger Orange/white vinyl with console. Odo: 8,817 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Tinted glass, a/c, 3.55 Posi, p/s, p/b. Left front fender alignment slightly off to the door; otherwise panel fit is right on the money. Correctly detailed and perfectly clean engine bay. Well detailed and correct undercarriage. New interior nicely executed. About as good as you can restore a factory-made car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $64,800. "Restoration" is often a misused word nowadays. The majority of the refurbished muscle cars here at B-.1 are finished to a level of quality that exceeded the original manufacturer The true meaning of the term is to rebuild the item to exactly the standard that it was originally built, warts and all. This car met that definition. #1034-1969 FORD MUSTANG coupe. SN 9F02Z171614. Royal Maroon/black vinyl. Odo: 20,000 miles. Boss 429, 4-sp. Medium-quality paintwork is just okay. Not to show quality with lots of waviness and poor finish issues. Good body, excellent panel fit. Replacement windshield. Exceptionally clean in the engine bay, in the cabin, and under the frame. Rallye wheels on radial tires. Hoses starting to deteriorate, some corrosion forming on the exhaust manifolds. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,080. Now that you've restored that big-block Corvette, had it judged at every Corvette show in the country, driven it, then stored it at a museum, what do you do with it when you tire of it and it starts to show wear? Simple, sell it at B-J with a stack of paperwork that is five years out of date as an award-winning car Definitely not a bad car, and one going 92 Very clean undercarriage with nicely painted frame and body, despite it being built with the factory undercoating option. Correct-type exhaust. Almost sounds too docile for a Hemi. Cond: 1+. SOLD AT $151,200. When some of us sat down and counted, there was only one non-Hemi 1968-70 B-body Chrysler product at B-.1 this year The solid selling price of this example, in impeccable condition, gives good reason why. #625-1969 PONTIAC GTO coupe. S/N 242379R140025. White/red vinyl. 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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ seen on any Mustang of any year Cheap-appearing bumpers, non-matching paint, more. It was enough however to send this Mustang to a new corral. #730.1-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO coupe. S/N 12439NG23763. Dover White/blue vinyl. Odo: 492 miles. 427-ci L72 V8, 4-sp. Recent restoration, miles shown are since completion. Excellent paint; brightwork is very good save a large dent in the windshield surround. Excellent interior. Raced as a drag car in its first life. Very stock in appearance. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $201,960. For a while it seemed as if the COPOs were yesterday's' news. They came from nowhere value-wise, exploded, and then fell back to earth. This showing puts them squarely back in the muscle car race. #735.5-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 124379L526577. Daytona Yellow, black stripes/black vinyl with console. Odo: 744 miles. 302 V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. DZcode cross-ram intake mounted on the engine. JL8 package 4-wheel power discs, PS, tilt steering, console with gauge pack. Rallye wheels with Polyglas tires. Generally good body prep and paint. Nice solid door action, but hood is noticeably bowed up at the center along the fender lines. Mostly new interior. Very clean underhood and underbody. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $93,960. Last year, this was the talk of the auction, as it sold for a way-over-the-top price of $120,960 to Mr "Yellow Jacket" Ressler (who owns a chain of GM dealerships in Montana and North Dakota). Here it is again, with 19 more miles and the consigning dealer 's sticker on the spoiler Without an ego war to affect the purchase price this year, we can now more certainly say this final bid more closely reflects the value of a dealer-installed cross-ram setup in a '69 Z/28. Value of the actual yellow sports jacket from last year that was included with the car: priceless. #1025-1969 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER coupe. S/N RM23J9G229647. Green/green. Odo: 47 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, auto. Good, not great, paint—incorrect but gives a good shine. Taped but not painted pinstripes. Hemi badge on decklid is crooked, a good 1960s look. Gas tank appears new; plenty of undercoating surrounds it. Good quality, but not show quality chrome. Good glass. Interior far from fresh—no pop to this fitted interior kit. Door lock plungers are from the rack at K-mart, and plastic surrounds are missing. The white vinyl top is certainly bright. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $108,000. This is the same car that graced the cover of SCM' s February 2005 issue. The tagline read "$105k in January, $77k in August. Why?" Well, the auction company will say it's because of them, the auctioneer will say it's him, the owner will tell you it's what they did to the car or how it was presented. I'll tell you that this car carries different values to different owners and in Of ferent situations. And you know what? We are all correct. And now we're back in the $100k range, so that 's got to be the value today. #1254.1-1969 PLYMOUTH GTX HEMI coupe. S/N RS23J96277490. Dark blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 72,014 miles. 426-ci Hemi V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. A very pleasing restoration. Good paint, very good chrome, interior looks like it 1959 Lister Jaguar Knobbly, "Y0B575" BHL120 Ex Peter Mould, Goodwood, Silverstone history. The most original of all the Listers. 1959 Porsche RSK Spyder #718030 Ex Behra, Davis, Reims, Targa Florio history, 1 of 5 centre seat cars or easily converted to LHD. 1956 Cooper T39 Bobtail CS/11/1/56 Sebring, 1st in Class, fully restored, spare engine. Inventory For Sale: 1959 Bugeye Sprite 1959 Cooper Monaco 1958 Lotus 15 1961 Lotus 20 F.Jr. 1964 Lotus Cortina MK1 1972 March 722 1974 Porsche 3.0 RSR 1968 Porsche 908K 1964 Lotus 30 Sports Racing Car #30/L/8, Well documented U.S. racing history, Fully restored. Grand Prix Classics 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Tel: (858) 459-3500 • Fax: (858) 459-3512 info@grandprixclassics.com • www.grandprixclassics.com April 2005 1978 Wolf WR6-2 Formula One Ex Jody Scheckler, 2nd place Canada G.P., 3rd place U.S. G.P. FIA papers, fully prepared. We are specialists in The buying, selling, and consignment of historic sports cars and special historic racing cars. We have been in business for over 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. We invite you to come and see our showroom in La Jolla, California. 93

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ it has everything going for it. My best guess before the sale was $45k (about three times any guidebook's value) yet it beat that by 16 large. This amount might prove to be hard to duplicate for a long while, but AMX owners everywhere have reason to rejoice. was on a 30-day old car. 1969 feel and touch, even with some of the flaws left in. Not underor over-restored, I just don't know if it was intentional. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $116,640. List price new was $4,876.85, including $700 for option E74, the Hemi. Putting the price of the Hemi into context helps here; it was a substantial piece of the new cost. That limited the number of people interested when new and makes these cars harder to find today. A very likable example. At this sale it seemed reasonable. #I245-1969 AlVIERICAN MOTORS AMX fastback. S/N A9C397X287302. Big Bad Green/Saddle vinyl. Odo: 195 miles. 390-ci V8, auto. Complete nut-and-bolt restoration of a well-optioned example. California Special, a/c, ps, pb, AM/FM, side exhaust, console. Excellent paint; one or two small areas could have a better finish. Excellent chrome, redline tires. Interior • #1236-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS convertible. S/N 124679N626108. Hugger Orange, white stripes/white vinyl houndstooth. Odo: 24,111 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Ps, pb, AM/FM, cowl induction hood, bumper guards, door edge guards. Protect-O-Plate and most original documentation. Recent almostperfect restoration, but with base/clearcoat paint interior, and trim. UV fading of the grille plastic. Runs rich and with some oil smoke. Minimal rust under body. Motorola electric ignition. Still has smog equipment, what little good it's doing. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $16,740. In my opinion, this must be the best buy of the weekend. So what if Hemi Orange is the .flavor of the week, the "Coke Bottle" Javelins—especially the Mark Donohue Edition—have nowhere to go but up in value, as they run with (and occasionally beat) any muscle car from the Big Three. Limited production also helps here, as you can actually find it in a car show surrounded by a sea of red SS 396 Chevelles. over exceptional bodywork. Generally good door and panel fit, at least to original standards. Undercarriage would be correct and perfect except for clamped exhaust components. Exhaust has weak, abnormal note. All-new interior installed with nice workmanship. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $65,880. Excellent workmanship overall, and a good color combination—one of the Holy Grails of the Bow-Tie contingent—means that the money, while seeming steep to some, seems right to us. Orange is almost as desirable as red in a muscle car, provided that it was an option for the year of the car that it applied to. is new and very nice; better fit to the leather would help. Arguably the world's nicest AMX. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $61,560. I don't even have to look this one up to know that this is a worldrecord price for an AMX—any AMX, anywhere in the universe. I really liked this car and, yes, #46-1970 AMC JAVELIN SST coupe. S/N A0M797X112348. Ivy Green Metallic/Black vinyl and cloth. Odo: 53,120 miles. 390-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Ram Air Go-Package. Sits somewhat high in the back. AMC-grade panel fit. Claimed to be original, except paint. Nice repaint on outside, otherwise original chrome, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS AA- 1 iii JAku.ekizs VVC) R L CoW I DE TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ 94  otherwise correctly configured. Detroit Locker, Magnum 500 wheels with correct Polyglas tires. Sports Car Market #1010-1970  PLYMOUTH  HEMI SUPERBIRD coupe. S/N RM23RA0162284. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 37,464 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Ps, pb, AM 8-track. Seller claims original powertrain, original broadcast sheet. Restoration quality mirrors the original build quality of 1970s Mopars. Front bucket seats and console are not correct, originally a bench-seat car. Dealer-installed vacuum gauge. Dual-point Hemi distributor not installed, but rebuilt unit goes with the car. Galen Govier decoder sheet with the car shows it to be #16 out of 77 426 Hemi Superbirds he has in the Chrysler registry. Better than okay, but not close to perfect. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $307,800. A Hemi Superbird with almost everything going for it, bringing top money. This sale price represents the perfect storm: right car, right time, right venue. Lousy ones are still worth a lot less; untouched proper examples can bring even more. #445-1970 FORD TORINO COBRA fastback coupe. S/N 0A38J165794. Grabber Orange/black vinyl console. Odo: 80,795 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Year-old fresh correct restoration to professional levels. Marti report. Left the factory in Ivy Green Metallic paint,

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ Ps, pb, a/c, full tinted glass, in-dash tach, rear window louvers. Panel and door fit to FoMoCo spec (good, but not perfect). Engine accessory belts are incorrect. Virtually flawless with no signs of wear or usage. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $52,380. We hear a lot of talk about the color of muscle cars affecting their prices, and there seems to be some merit to it. The consignor, an SCMer who is experienced in the muscle car market, was straighfforward about the change, plus Grabber Orange was an original 1970 paint hue. Would it have sold for this amount (fit were still Ivy Green? Probably not, but it would have been close. Generally what we've seen in regular auctions is that buyers will pass on less popular colors. #695-1970 PLYMOUTH ROAD RUNNER SUPEFtBIRD coupe. S/N RM23V0A172599. Hemi Orange/white vinyl. Odo: 33,984 miles. 440-ci V8, Six Pack, 4-sp. Newer paint and graphics on good body prep. Reskinned top was quite well done, but not perfect. Aftermarket oil pressure gauge mounted below dashboard. Fair amount of wear and weathering overall for the interior. Package shelf material deteriorating and falling apart. Undercarriage finished in black matte paint, to include all hardware. Mopar rally wheels on radial tires. Clamped exhaust components. Coughs smoke only on startup-most likely just needs carb work/adjustment. Current U.K. registration. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $115,560. This should make it official: Superbirds are definitely 6-digit cars. This example is in run- of-the-mill condition, with the Six Pack giving it a value bump. It 's interesting that the consignor chose to bring it back to its native turf to sell it for devaluated U.S. dollars rather than continue to market it in Europe. Perhaps this European remembers 1989 all too well, and doesn't intend to be without a chair when the music stops. #1047-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 LS-6 coupe. S/N 136370K163470. Gold metallic, black stripes/tan vinyl with console. Odo: 3 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Original build sheet indicates that it was a GM specialorder executive car, shipped directly to the GM Engineering center. Very heavily optioned, to include power steering, power front discs, a/c (usually not available on an LS-6), tilt wheel, AM/FM stereo, and rear defogger. Superb quality restoration, with excellent base/clearcoat paint. Correctly detailed all-GM engine bay, and properly detailed clean undercarriage with the correct OEM welded exhaust system. The only two pieces of original brightwork not redone are the door glass weatherstrip moldings for the front quarter windows. New replacement vinyl top has some creases along the outside edges that should've been smoothed out better. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $87,480. Right smack dab where we figured it should be, barely topping our price guide estimates for a good car at $80k It's doubffid if there's a better done, better optioned, better provenance LS-6 hardtop out there, so we can very safely say that $901c is the high water mark. At least for now. #1282-1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI `CUDA CLONE convertible. S/N 13527H0B163146. Mustard/white vinyl. Odo: 76,082 miles. 426ci V8, auto. "Nash Bridges" car, described as a Hemi recreation. One of four identical clones AUTOSPORT DESk GNS INC FERRARI 212 E SUPERLEGGERA TOURING COUPE X, MIKE HAWTHORN, 1951 Serial # 0143/E in its original combination of Touring Blue, Blue leather, RHO, 2.5 liter 12 cylinder engine and 5-speed gearbox. This 212 E has approximately 100 miles since its complete, photo-documented frame off restoration. Given by Enzo Ferrari to team racing driver Mike Hawthorn for his personal use to commute to and from the Grand Prix races and used as the 1953 factory Mille Migha practice car. Upon leaving the Ferrari factory racing team, this car was purchased by Mike Hawthorn for his personal use and enjoyment, complete documentation is included. Numbers matching example and all body panels are original. This is quite possibly the finest original example of an early racing Ferrari in existence with its obvious exceptional and unquestionable provenance. A rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional and historically significant example of a vintage Ferrari that will become a welcomed addition to any vintage event world-wide, including the Goodwood revival and Mille Miglia Retrospective. This 212 E is priced accordingly with respect to its condition and provenance. $P0A AC 427 SC by Kirkham, 1965, Blue, 427, 4-speed  Aston Martin DB4 Series 2 Coupe, 1960, Silver, Restored  Aston Martin 0B7 Vantage Volante, 2002, Chiltern Green/Fawn,  2k miles, Touchtronic Aston Martin, 2001, DB7 Vantage Coupe, Pent. Green/Fawn,  6k miles, Touchtronic Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold for more information at: +631-425-1555, fax: +631-425-6185 FOR OUR UP-TO-DATE INVENTORY & INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FACILITY & SERVICES VISIT US AT: www.autosportdesigns.com ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 CONVERTIBLE, 2003 Antrim Blue with All Dark Grey leather interior. Blue carpeting edged Dark Grey, 153 miles from new, 6-speed manual transmission, #39 of a total of 99 manufactured for the world wide market. The DB AR1 boasts revised body styling with coachwork by Zagato of Italy, it is powered by an up-rated 'GT' version of the V12, with power up to 435 bhp and torque to 410 lb ft. $258,000.00 ASTON MARTIN V8 VOLANTE, 1979 Jubilee Silver with Dark Green leather interior and Dark Green convertible top, 28,000 miles from new, Automatic transmission, two owner's from new, fully serviced throughout, This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the few early cars with proper chrome bumpers as fitted to all cars that left the factory for European delivery. 869,000.00 $115,000.00 $145,000.00 $128,500.00 $98,000.00 Aston Martin, 2001, DB7 Vantage Coupe, Derwent Green/Fawn, 7k miles, Auto. $97,000.00 Aston Martin DB7 Coupe, 1997, Blue/Parchment, 25k miles, Auto  Aston Martin DBS Coupe, 1969, Fiesta Red/Natural, Restored, 5-spd  Aston Martin Virage Cpe, 1991, Cornish Silver/Tan, 17k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin Virage Coupe, 1991, Black/Magnolia, 20k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1989, Black/Magnolia, 18k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1987, BRG/Fawn, 14k miles, Auto  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1986, Cabernet/Magnolia, 33k miles, Auto  April 2005  $63,000.00 $49,500.00 $75,000.00 $56,000.00 $85,000.00 $89,000.00 $72,500.00 PORSCHE 356 C CABRIOLET, 1964 Red/Black/Black cloth top. Two-owners horn new, no rust ever, numbers matching with original floor pans. longitudinais and battery box. Always been maintained properly, it has only had the need for one recent repaint from newt as well as recent full mechanical rebuild as well as thorough servicing throughout within the last two months by Autosport Designs, Inc. This is an opportunity to acquire what is certainly one of a handful of 356 C Cabriolets that remain in such original and non-molested condition. $75,000.00 ASTON MARTIN DB6 COUPE, 1966 Sea Foam Green with Tan leather interior and Tan carpeting. 6,000 miles since complete photo documented restoration by Autosport Designs, Inc., 5-speed, air conditioning & sunroof. Exceptional condition throughout the cost of restoration alone was $1 70,000.00!! $149.000.00 Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1982, Black/Black, 48k miles, 5-spd  Aston Martin V8 Volante, 1980, Blue/Natural, 35k miles, Auto  Aston Martin, 1960, 06401, Silver, restored, LHD, Exceptional  Austin Mini Cooper, Tahiti Blue White Roof/Tan, 8km, Sport Pack  Ferrari 348 TB, 1989, Fly Yellow, 22k miles, 5 speed  Ferrari 400i, 1984, Black/Tan, 32k miles, restored, Auto  Jaguar XKE V-12 Roadster, 1972, Silver, a/c, 4-speed  Porsche 959 Comfort, 1988, Blue met/Black, 3k miles, Full serviced  Porsche, 1974, 3.0 Carrera RS, White, Restored, lof 54, FIA Papers  $85,000.00 $59,000.00 $P.O.A. $19,800.00 $58,500.00 $45,000.00 $44,500.00 $450,000.00 $245,000.00 Porsche 911 RS Touring, 1973, White/Red graphics, 25km's, Rebuilt engine  $165,000.00 Porsche, 1963,356 B Super 90 Cabriolet, Silver/Black, restored  Porsche 356 Speedster, 1958, Silver/Black, Restored, GT options  $65,000.00 $125,000.00 203 WEST HILLS ROAD, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746 USA,PHONE: +631-425-1555 FAX: +631-425-6185 95

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ built for the TV series. Excellent paintwork, very good chrome. Good glass. Some light stains to the interior (don't go there). It's a clone, but it does have an interesting history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $164,160. Whoops, did I say clone? I mean recreation as that's how the clone cars here were labeled. Last year the charming Nash Bridges himself Don Johnson, appeared on stage to hype his car No such luck this year, but a darn respectable showing nonetheless. #45-1971 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 fastback coupe. S/N IF05M211268. Pale yellow with black stripes/black vinyl with console. Odo: 66,218 miles. 351-ci Cleveland V8, 4-bbl, auto. Engine built-up, aftermarket exhaust. Thick repaint with some ripples. Sits Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $23,760. Yeah, it looks pretty at 10 feet, but looking closer shows it's just another tarted up, used and abused, high-school-kid car. While Mach 1 values are climbing as all gen- I 'Stangs do, this should still be considered more than fully priced out in the Auto Trader world where most deals take place. #614-1971 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS 442 coupe. S/N 344871R103690. White, black stripes/black vinyl with console. Odo: 38,338 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint has a few nicks scattered about it. Excellent interior with only signs of light wear on seat bottoms. very healthy prices. Whether it's due to Olds' now defunct status, or that equivalent Chevelles are permanent citizens of Stupid Money Land, prime 442s are now trading for respectable amounts of cash. This example 's extremely high originality helps, too. #1253.1-1971 PLYMOUTH 'CUDA convertible. SN 13S27N18327832. Gold/black vinyl. Odo: 73,005 miles. 383-ci V8, auto. Very good paint, good brightwork. Fit and gaps are no better than normally seen on 1970s-era cars. Excellent interior has correct grain to the vinyl; very good console has good woodgrain high in front. New interior kit. Power windows and locks, a/c, aftermarket stereo, console clock, under-dash gauges. Magnum 500 wheels with radials. Very clean and glossed-up engine bay. Mild exhaust manifold leak. Mallory coil and plug wires. Clean and black on bottom. Still has smog parts—some might even work! 65 + Cars In Inventory Buying, Trading and Consigning American Classics, Eurosports, Rolls/Bentley and Collection Liquidations. Always Buying. Web: Vintagemotorssarasota.com 1964 Porsche 904  Martin & Walker Recreation -03 model, Silver / Blue seats, 2.4 rebuilt motor -915 Gear $89 900 1967 Citroen DS 21 Chapron Cabriolet Manual Transmission Ivory/ Tan, California Car 559,500 1973 Triumph Stag Pimento/ Black. 2 Tops. Well Stored, Cold AC, Auto $15.900 1961 MG A 1600 Coupe Orient Red/ Red, 1588CC, 4 Spd. 80HP $18,500 1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SL Creme/ Raspberry Leather Interior, New Black Canvas Top, 4 Speed, Recent Resto $55,000 96  41A14;priot-E___ DBR2 Temper° is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. Tempero has also custom-built these 1950-1960 racing classics: 3 XKSS In Production  Short Nose fl-Type  C Type Lightweight E-Type XJ13 Lister Costin Sports Cm Market wane M  TOR S o r SARASOTA, i NC VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF Ziebarted when new. A/c, power discs, power steering, SS II wheels on newer radial tires, AM/ FM radio. Unmolested undercarriage (including exhaust) in okay condition. Engine has been detail-cleaned with commensurate patina for miles indicated. All-original car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $32,400. Oldsmobile 442s seem to finally be on the upswing, as there were several very good ones to choose from this year; and they all made trim. Correct Goodyear Polyglas tires. A good overall look; correct, but not perfect. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $140,400. Sold complete with a copy of the broadcast sheet. If the muscle car market is on a bubble, these cars will get hit hard. They are not otherwise impressive; they have no Hemi; and they represent an over-the-top fashion statement from the '70s. If it's not a bubble, then it's market correct for Barrett-Jackson. 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 sales@temperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com ...  - ir -- - v. .  r  w ..  F  i- "- -4c04,Cr,#1  =.-- --• 4,-v---- tr,-----7-'11: 1  - a . , , ,L. . , . i4i ,. r :. 4 -4 ■11/41 ' 120*I VARI ISM 2 :-6 -141A-Iilir l-L'4 13 .

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Fresh Meat In any event, very hard to justify the price for what is essentially an entry-level 'Cuda. #390-1971 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 convertible. S/N 136671 B211176. Mulsanne Blue, white stripes/black vinyl. Odo: 47,464 miles. 402-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Tilt column, power locks, tinted glass, power discs, AM/FM, rear defogger. Special-ordered new for J.D. Fitzpatrick, a GM financial VP then sold 3 months later to a GM secretary. Now has modern stereo and standard 3.55 differential. Nice base/clearcoat paint shows ripples on right front fender; rear bumper alignment on right side and fender contours off. All correct underhood #54-1978 FORD MUSTANG II KING COBRA fastback. S/N 8F03F168723. Cheez Whiz Yellow/black vinyl with console. Odo: 14,512 miles. 302 V8, 4-sp. Cover car for the May 2001 issue of Car Craft magazine. "Three bags of receipts" for the work done on the car. Shaved bumpers, frenched power window opening. Monochromatic paint job means Online sales of recent production cars. 2004 ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM . SOLD AT $60,480. From 1971 on, the SS 396 engine was actually a truck-based smogged 402-ci Mark IV big-block As a prelude of emissions-controlled things to come, the exact same engine for 1972, when hp ratings changed from gross to net, produced 210 hp. 1970 is perhaps the Holy Grail year for Chevelle, not '71. That said, this is big money any way you look at it. and properly detailed. Clean underneath. Bolts, hardware, and frame black-painted. Generally good older restoration of seats. Remainder of interior is good original components. Cond: 2 - #342-1973 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 fastback. S/N 3F05Q263430. Medium blue metallic, silver stripe/black vinyl. Odo: 8,451 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Cheap, thick, glossy repaint; a shade too dark for stock. Tape stripes were masked off adequately. Alignment of right front fender is poor. Missing the blocking plates inside the Ram Air hood, left open. Rear window trim has plenty of sanding scratches. Rear defroster, AM/FM. Glass scratches on all pieces. that there's less to mask off, and what little was masked generally shows, especially on the windshield and the B pillars. One heavy paint run going down the rear of the left front fender. Original door seals are starting to crack on the corners. All-new interior seat kit installed well enough. Custom fabricated dashboard panel in matching outside paint with custom gauges installed. Good workmanship. Of course, a big honkin' aftermarket sound system. Built-up engine with several aftermarket speed doodads. Generally clean undercarriage sporting Flowmaster mufflers. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,880. The lowest-mileage Mustang II you 'd never want. Spend $50k to build it, get $12k when you sell it. Says it all. Maybe Kraft bought it as a fhture promotional vehicle? convertible. S/N 1G 1 YY32GX35100243. White/red leather. Auto. Museum stored. No flaws noted to paint or on blackout trim. Original top is well-fitted, clean. No wear noted to interior. Seller believes it to be the only white/red 50th Anniversary that also has the matching serial number (last three digits) to a 1953 'Vette, his car which is also part of this sale. Claimed $10,000 cost of working with the National #994.1 2003 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - Date sold: 1/16/05 Sale location: eBay Motors #4519606684 Details: 7,000 miles, 20-inch wheels, 450-watt Lexicon LOGIC7 stereo, 12-cylinder, like new. Sale result: $279,000, 12 bids Seller's feedback: 26 Buyer's feedback: 236 MSRP: $320,000 Other current offering: Desert European Motorcars, Rancho Mirage, CA; www.desert-european .com; asking $309,900 for a 4,475-mile car. 2004 VOLKSWAGEN PHAETON W12 Date sold: 1/9/05 Sale location: eBay Motors #4515875794 Details: 10,608 miles, heated front and rear seats, rear door sunshades, navigation. Sale result: $60,100, 5 bids Seller's feedback: 22 Buyer's feedback: 1 MSRP: $79,900 Other current offering: Bentley Gold Coast, Chicago, IL; www.bentleygoldcoast.com ; asking $54,995 for a 14,000-mile car. 2003 PANOZ ESPERANTE Minimal underhood detailing. Low-end vinyl on top and front seats. Magnum 500 wheels on radials. Somewhat clean underneath; new fuel tank, older clamped exhaust. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $14,580. While this 4-bbl Q-code engine came with the Ram Air hood, such as this car, it did not have the Ram Air plumbing to make it functional like the H-code (2-bbl 351) Ram Air I have a friend who's building a 1973 Mustang into a phantom Boss 351 and is pleased to hear how much this sold for Top money for a high school kid car April 2005 Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, and arranging for matching VIN to his 1953. Totally original. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $297,000. Sold as a package with Lot 994, 1953 Chevy Corvette (p. 87). This is an interesting case where the market value of each one individually was far exceeded when packaged as a pair 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette convertibles with low miles tend to trade around the $50k mark and well restored 1953 Corvettes like to hang out in the neighborhood of $1501c. Hard to tell whether all the bounce was from the package. Perhaps some can be attributed to the venue. New owner has bragging rights, but now quite sure about what.• Date sold: 1/13/05 Sale location: eBay Motors #4516685859 Details: 33 miles, 3-year 36,000-mile warranty, aluminum accent package, rosewood trim, BBS chrome wheels, carbon fiber engine cover. Sale result: $60,000, 6 bids Seller's feellbadc 0 Buyer's feedback: 1 MSRP: $95,934 Other current offering: Prestige Imports, Randallstown, MD; www.prestige-motors.com ; asking $79,995 for a 220-mile car.• 97

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                                      Price Guide English Cars T Cobra 260  Cobra 289  he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition - "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with Price Range Ace roadster  Acew coupe  Ace Bristol roadster  53 63  54-63  56-63  62-65  63-65  65-67  67-73  226  319  466  655 inc.   348 58* 28 550,000  535,000  560.000  $150,000  5160,000  (Deduct $10,000 for worm-and-sector steering.) Cobra 427  428 coupe  428 convertible  68-73  5200,000  528,500  $38500  570,000 545,000 585,000 12/03 (28 cars, all ROD, were fitted with Ford Zephyr 6-cylinder engine, Rudd alloy head and triple Webers. Add 25%) $190,000 5210,000 5280,000 541,000 551,500 0117 coupe DB7 Volante AUSTIN/MORRIS Mini-Cooper  Mini-Cooper S  100-4 (861)  100-4 (BN2)  1005  100/M Le Mans (factory)  100/M (non-factory)  100-Six 884 (2+2)  (BN6 two-seat add $3,000.) 3000 Mk I (BT7) 2+2  (For all Aston serial production cars through current deduct 25% for ROD in US only.) 082 coupe  DB2 DHC DB3 DB2/4 coupe DB2/4 DHC 882/4 Bertone Spyder 8835 Team Car 0835 Customer Car DB2/4 Mk II coupe DB2/4 Mk III coupe D82/4 Mk III DHC 082/4 Mk III Notchback DBRI DB4 Series 1-19 coupe 0114 Series V coupe 50-53  50-53  51-53  53-55  53-55  53-55  53-56  53-56  55-57  55-57  55-57  55-57  56-60  58-63  61-62  88461 algal°  DB5 coupe Vantage  DB5 DHC  DB5 Shooting Brake  DB6 Valente short chassis  086 coupe  086 coupe Vantage  086 Shooting Brake  086 Volante (long chassis) DBS (6 cyl.) 006 Mk II coupe 886 Mk II Valente DBS V8 AM Vantage AM 9052/3 Valente Drophead  58-63  59-63  60-63  302  102  10  492  73  3  n/a  3  199  551  inc.  inc.  5  925  185  inc.  75 19   540,000  560,000  5325,000  530,000  575,000  $275,000  565 000 2/95 580.000 S400, 000 $50,000 9/04 S100,000 S400,000 6/96 $2,500,000 53,000,000 $1,200,000 $2,000,000 540,000  555,000  $75,000  $45,000  565,000 575,000 S115,000 565,000 $3,000,000 54,500,000 580,000  $110 000  $160,000  5600,000  $280,000 5800,000 5100,000 6/01 5135 000 (S. IV-V SS triple-carb engine add $5,000, 5.9 covered headli ts add $5 000) 084 Drophead (1-9)  88409  52,000.000 53,000.000 (Add up to 250/0 for factory team race cars, e.g. VEV and 29EV.) 085 coupe  63-65  63-65  64-65  64-65  65-66  65-69  65-69  65-69  66-69  67-72  69-70  69-70  70-72  72-73  74-79  79-82  79-85  886 inc. 123 12 37 1,321 inc. 6 140 857 240 38 399 70 1,259 350 299 Luganda saloon  Valente Drophead  Lagonda saloon Valente DHC (ira.) Lagonda saloon Virago coupe Virago Valente 98 86-89  83-85  83-86  inc. St 35,000 $150,000 5210,000 $100,000 5195,000 $95,000 $100,000 $95,000 $125,000 525,000 S125,000 $195,000 $30,000 $35,000 537,500 535,000  (All Valente Drapheads had "Oscar India" wood dashes AM V8 54 (carb.)  ("Oscar India" S4s con be identified by their wood dashes.) AM 98S4 (injected)  645 inc. (Injection became standard in late '86.) 85-87  86-89  88-09  90-93  91-93  n/a nit' n/a n/a n/a $55,000  520,000  $440,000  $18,500 $35,000 527,000 $34,000 $80,000 570 000 535 000 563 000 S32,000 $65,000 545,000 562,000 5120,000 5165,000 $175,000 5250,000 5125,000 5225,000 5140,000 S135,000 5125,000 5165,000 545,000 5135,000 5235,000 545 000 542.500 547,500 555,000  3/99 4/97 97-03  97-03  n/a n/a 62-64 30,000* 64-66  13,922 53-55  55-56  55  55-56  55-56  56-59  59-61  10,633 2,765 55 1,159 n/a 10,289  10,825  S23,000  535,000 (All Mark Is are double carb. Add $4,000 for 2-seat 3000 Mk 1 857 2,825 built.) 3000 Mk II (817) 2+2 61-62 5,095 523,000 535,000 11/00 (All 3000 Mark II BT7s and 8N7s [side-curtain cars) are triple crab. Add $5,000 for 2-seat Mk II [13N-7], 355 built. 100-Six/3000 add $2,000 for factory 2-seat hardtop, $1,000 for 4-seat hardtop. Deduct $1,500 for disc wheels.) 3000 Mk 11 (B.17)  62-64  64-67  58-61  62-71  B.18 Factory Rallye cars Phase II 64-67  Bugeye Sprite  5- rite  BENTLEY 3-Litre (saloon or hitsa)  *Open, matching rs /  original 3-Litre Speed Model (bitsa)  Matching #'s / original  Big Six (bitsa)  *Matching #'s / original  4 1/2-Litre (bitsa)  *Matching #'s / original Speed Six (bitsa)  'Matching #'s / original 4 1/2-Litre S'charged  8 Litre  4 Litre  3 1/2-Litre saloon  7/04 'Rare/attractive/open  4 1/4-Litre saloon  'Rare/attractive/open  12/99 (38-39 MR/MX series, add 15%.) Mark VI saloon  Mark VI coupe  Mark VI Drophead  R-type saloon  R Continental/Fastback/HIM  SI saloon  (AM 98 S2/3 Pre-Oscar Indio V8s have leather dashes. Production for S3 Vantages was 43.) 3/01 Si Continental/Fastback/WM  Si Continental DHC/LHD 51 Continental DHC/RHD 51 Continental Flying Spur  S2 Continental (M/PW) S2 Continental DHC S2 saloon      53 saloon (LHD)  53 Continental Slanted Headlights   53 DHC Slanted Headlights  S3 Cont. Flying Spur  Sedan 91)6.25 Liter) 46-52  47-52  47-52  52-55  52-55  55-59  55-58  55-58  55-59  55-59  58-59  59-62  59-62  59-62  62-65  62-66  62-66 63-66 65-76    23-29  26-30  27-31  28-30  30-31  30-31  31  33-36  36-39  inc. inc. 545 inc. 669 inc. 50 100 50 1,177 inc. 1,234 inc. 5,201 inc. inc. 2,320 208 3,107 431 inc. inc. inc. inc. 388 inc. 5100,000 $130,000 $220,000 $309,000 5160,000 S250,000 $400,000 $450,000 S500,000 $275,000 5100.000 $22,500 575,000 535,000 590,000 S12,000 $30,000 550,000 $17,500 5180,000 512500 $85,000 (Leh-drive cars will likely bring a 25% premium in the US.) Si Continental (PW)  1,922 1,318 312 inc. inc. n/a 552,500 S250 000 5125,000 555,000 533,000 S55.000 528,000 S28 000 S35 000 $70,000 565 000 S10,000 5145,000 5195,000 5440,000 5500,000 5260,000 5350,000 $450,000 S900,000 5850,000 5550,000 S160,000 540,000 $150,000 $60,000 5180,000 520,000 545,000 580,000 535,000 5300,000 535,000 5175,000 590,000 5300,000 5150,000 $95,000 S50,000 595,000 $40,000 535,000 $65,000 $120,000 $125,000 522,000 6/03 21-29  1,634 inc. S70,000  $90,000  5110,000 S170,000 1/98 6,113 (The 817 featured the first roll-up windows.) 3000 MK III (1318)  17,703 7 48,999 80 363 $25,000  S30,000  5100,000  510,500  55,000  537,000 550,000 S125,000 519,000 S7,000 9/03  7/00 4/98 Ti MPW coupe  50,000 510 000  515,000  Model ears and non-S reduction numbers for US models onl $21,000 525,000 5130,000 $45,000 530,000 $28,000 540,000 5160,000 560,000 $42,000 4/02 125,000 $15000 522500 5/94 6/00  Ti MPW convertible  convertible  12 Comae coupe  2/99 Continental convertible  Continental convertible  Continental convertible  Turbo R Turbo R Conrniche convertible  Mulsanne Sedan  Mulsanne Turbo    Continental coupe  Sedan 8  Mulsanne S sedan  Turbo R LWB Continental R Brooklands    Brooklands LWB Azure convertible  Continental T Anna    DAIMLER SP250  FRAZER NASH Le Mans  GORDON.XEEBLE COU GRIFFITH Series 400 cou e  JAGUAR SS I coupe  SS II coupe  SS 90  1/04 9/97 SS 100 2 1/2 Litre  SS 100 3 1/2 Litre  SS Jaguar saloon  SS Jaguar DHC Mk IV saloon  Mk IV DHC   Mark V saloon  Mark V DHC  06 120 roadster (alloy) XX 120 roadster  XX 120 coupe  XX 120 DHC   2/01 01( 140 roadster  OK 140 Drophead  91( 140 coupe  65-66  31-36    36 31-34  35-36  36-40 38-40 35-40  38.40  45-49  47.49  49-51  49-51  49-50 51-54  51-54  53-54   54-57  54-57  54-57  OK 150 DHC 3.4  81( 150 FHC 3.4  2/94  (Add $5,000 for 3.8L engine.) OK 150S 3.4 roadster  OK 150S 3.4 DHC  OK 150S 3.4 FHC  Mark VII saloon Mork VIII saloon Mork IX saloon Mark 0/4200 06 11 saloon 2.4 MK II saloon 3.4 58-61  58-61  58-61  59-61  59-61  59-61  51-56 57-58 59-69 62-64 56-59 60-66 n/a n/o n/a 190 118 n/o n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 240 7,391 2,678 1,769 3,347 2,740 2,797 526 000  530,000 532,500 $100,000 5120.000 S170 000 $18000 540.000 522.000 545.000 515,000 $40000 S105.000 $45,000 528.000 545 000 (SE option: dual exhausts, spoke wheels, cams, etc. odd $5,000.) 545,000  $40,000 530,000   1,339 2,489  4,101 1,466  inc.  inc.  n/a n/a n/o n/a 83,000 inc. 2.4 535 000 535,000 525,000 537,000 $40,000 $42,500 S150,000 S160,000 $220,000 $25,000 $47,000 $30,000 $65,000 $20,000 $55,000 5145,000 570,000 $45,000 565 000 $70,000 565,000 540,000 (MC option: (-type head, EOM, suspension, spoke wheels add $5,000.) 06 150 roadster 3.4  S50.000 $50,000 $35,000 555,000  $50,000  535.000  512 500 512,000 $16 000 $8,000 50 500 510 000 $80,000 $70,000 $45,000  (Add $10,000 for 3.81 150S FHC & DHC. Add $25,000 for 3.81 1505 roadster.) $16,000 $15500 $22,000 $11,500 $12,000 514,500 Sports Car Market 66-70  66-70  70-76  77-80  77-80  77-84  81-84  81-84  85-89  90-92  93-95  88-91  92-95  85-87  85-91  85-92  92-95  93-95  93-95  93-96  95-03  97-02  00-04  59-64  48-56 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,650 significantly above a owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.* Price Range 516 000 540 000 530 000 518,000 S25 000 538,000 520,000 522 000 545 000 S55 000 590 000 S24 000 535 000 533.000 $20,000 $22000 S40,000 575 000 535 000 545,000 590 000 5110.000 $90000 515,000  580,000  515 000  $30,000 $60,000 $45,000 528,000 S37,000 $55,000 $30,000 $32,000 $70,000 5100,000 5120,000 $30,000 575,000 552,000 $34,000 $36,000 $65,000 S110,000 555,000 $65,000 S170,000 5160,000 $265,000 520,000  S115,1100 S25,000 0005 11/94 10/00 4/00 1/97 11/03 4/95 3/02 8/96

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                                               '3 MK II saloon 3.8  60-67  50-53 53-55 56-57 inc. 2.4  54 77 18 Price Range $22000  $775,000 $900,000 $900,000 $32000 (Deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, $2,000 for automatic, $1,500 for no overdrive.) XK C-type OK 0-type XK-SS 5975,000 51,300,000 51,200,000 (Price ranges for OK C, D and SS Jaguars are determined by provenance, completeness and originality. A car with all of its original parts and no stories will bring three to four times what a "bitsa" that has only a few authentic parts will.) XKE Factory Lightweight HE convertible 3.8 flat floor XKE coupe 3.8 flat floor XKE convertible 3.8 HE coupe 3.8 XKE convertible 4.2 (SI) XKE coupe 4.2 (SI) XKE coupe 2+2 61-62 61-62 16 7,827 61-62 7,669 62-64 62-64 inc. inc. 64-67 9,548 64-67 66-67 (Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission.) XKE convertible 4.2 (511) HE coupe 4.2(S0) XKE coupe 2+2 (511) 68-71 68-71 68-71 71-74 7,770 4,220 8,627 4,855 5,326 7,990 71-74 7,297 91-93  XKR convertible  0K8 convertible  XKR coupe  Interceptor FE coupe  Interceptor II/111 FHC  Interceptor III DHC  JENSEN-HEALEY Convertible ST LAGONDA M45 saloon M45 Tourer LG6 DHC LG6 Tourer 812 Rapide roadster 812 Touring 2.6-Liter DHC 3.0-Liter DHC LOTUS Six Seven Si Seven S2 Seven $3 Seven 54 Caterhom 7 Lotus XI (Si & S2) Elite 5182 (Climax eng) Elan SI convertible Elan $2 convertible Elan S3 convertible Elan S3 coupe Elan Plus 2 Elan 54 convertible Elan S4 coupe Europa 51 Europa S2 Europa TC/Special $2) 97-04 97-04 97-04 97-04 300  n/a n/a n/a n/a $1,000,000 $1,300,000 $35,000 525,000 535,000 $25,000 $38,000 527,000 $15,000 $60,000 $35,000 $55,000 $35,000 $65,000 $40,000 $22,000 S30,000 $18,000 514,000 (Add $1,000 for a/c. Deduct $3,000 for automatic transmission. 00E convertible 812 (5111) XKE coupe 812 (SIII) $32,500 520,000 YJ 220  $140,000  $19,500 522,000 535.800 38 000 $45,000 $27,000 520,000 S50,000 530,000 2/03 2/04 (SIII deduct $3,000 for automatic, $2,000 for disc wheels, $1,000 for no A/C. Add $3,000 for factory hardtop.) 5180,000 9/01 (Due to changes in US DOT laws, XJ 220s can now be brought into the US.) 008 coupe  $65,000 570,000 S80,000 585 000 67-71 66-76 74-76 (Add $1,500 for 440-ci. Engine.) 72-76 76 34-35 34-35 36-40 36-40 38-40 38-40 48-53 53-58 53-58 57-60 60-68 68-70 70-73 74-82 56-60 58-63 10,453 no 70 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 110 242 1350 350 625 n/a 270  1,076 62-64 9,053 64-66 65-68 66-68 67-74 4,798 68-74 68-74 69-72 72-74 65-66 68-70 Eclat Si Sprint Esprit S1 April 2005 62-66 67-70 74-80 75-80 78-80 67-68 8,969 inc. inc. 97 55 inc. S1 inc. S1 inc. rd. int. 51 inc. set. $18,500 521,500 515,500 $14,000 $9,000 511,500 $9,500 53,500 $4,000 $12,000 595,000 $60,000 $13,000 $6,500 $6,000 $7,000 $6,000 $25,500 $26,500 $20,500 $19,000 $12,500 $16,500 $15,000 $7,000 $7,500 $16,000 (217 TO/Specials were numbered, the rest were decaled and slithered.) Elan 26R (Si & Europa 47 Cortina Mk1 Cortina Mk2 Elite Si 2,894 4,032 2,225 1,302 718 5120,000 585,000 520,000 510,000 59,000 51 0,000 $10,000 12/96 $5,000 $4,500 580,000 $0,000 $7,500 S100,000 $82,000 $110,000 $60,000 $55,000 $90,000 $75,000 $160,000 $200,000 $65,000 $21,500 $22500 $90,000 $31,500 $32 500 $30,000 521,000 522,000 515,000 $11,000 $12,000 $50,000 $40,000 527,000 528,000 520,000 $14,500 $18,000 575,000 9/01 9/01 1/01 1/01 6,387 inc. $13,500 $9,000 17 000 $19,500 515,000 23 000 3/03 3/03 6/04 !I 1 Esprit S2  E. Turbo/Carbs (Giugiaro)  E. Turbo  E. Turboffni. (Giugiaro)  E. Turbo (new style, 220 bhp)  E. Turbo (SE gearbox, 230  bhp) E. Turbo SE (intercooled,  264 bhp) E. Turbo S4 (282 bhp)  E. Turbo S4S 300 bh  11/04 NA Magnette roadster  PA Midget roadster  PB Midget roadster  NB Magnetie roadster  SA Dropheod coupe  TA Dropheod coupe  VA Dropheod coupe  WA Dropheod coupe  TB roadster  MG-IC  MG-TD  MG-TF 1250  MG-TF 1500  MGA roadster 1500  MGA coupe 1500  MGA Twin Cam roadster  MGA Twin Cam coupe  MGA roadster 1600  MGA coupe 1600  MGA Deluxe roadster  MGA 1600 Mk11 roadster  MGA 1600 Mk11 coupe  MGA MKII Deluxe roadster  MOO Convertible MK I  MOO (chrome bumper.)  MOB (rubber bumper.)  MOB-GI  MOB-GI  MOB-GT 08  MGC convertible  MGC-GT  Midget  Midget  Midget  Midi et  34-36 34-35 34-36 35-36 36-39 36-39 37-39 38-39 39-40 45-49 49-53 53-54 55 55-59 55-59 58-60 58-60 59-61 59-61 60-61 61-62 61-62 61-62 62-67 68-74 75-80 n/a 1,900 n/a 98 n/a n/a 576 n/a n/a 10,000 29,664 6,200 3,400 58,750 inc. rdstr. 2,111 inc. rdstr. 31,501 inc. rdstr. 82 8,719 rdstr. 313 387,675 int.  65-67 125,597 68-74  73-76  67-69  67-69  inc. 2,591 4,552 4,457 (Deduct $1,000 for automatic transmission.) 61-64  64-66  66-74  MORGAN Flat radiator models  Plus 4 (Triumph eng.)  4/4 (Ford powered)  9/94 9/98 (This number represents "complete body units" finished or not. Actual production number runs from 1,02910 1,076.) 4/04 6/00 7/03 SS  Plus 8  ROLLS-ROYCE P 11 closed / formal Rare/open coachwork P 11 Cont. saloon Rare/open coachwork Phantom III, closed/formal *Rare/open coachwork 20 saloon *Other coachwork 20/25 saloon *Other coachwork 25/30 saloon *Other coachwork Wraith Silver Wraith Silver Wraith 38-39  46-55  56-59  49-55  491 1,783 inc. (Includes 4.91 engine and power steering.) Silver Down saloon  760  29-35  31 - 35  36-39  22-29  29-36  36-38  1,767 inc. inc. inc. 710 inc. 2,940 3,827 inc. 1,201 530,000 $100,000 $35,000 $175,000 $35,000 5100,000 $20,000 $40,000 $17,000 S35,000 $20,000 540,000 525,000 $25,000 $30,000  $/0,000 $200,000 $125,000 53/5,000 $80,000 5180,000 $40,000 $70,000 $35,000 $85,000 $40,000 $90 000 575,000 $55,000 $50,000 99 45-53  54-68  54-90  60-69  (Factory built only, matching numbers.) 68-90  750*  3,390 n/a   102 2,508 16,080 22,601 99,896 (167 model is highest valued at up to $1,000 more 74-79  73,899  ' (MGA/B deduct $2,000 for disc wheels except Twin Ca m/DeLuxe. B odd $1,000 for factory hardtop, $500 for overdrive.) $6,500 55,500 57,000 59,000 58,000 $4,000 54,000 $4,000    54,000  $20,000  $22,000  516,000  $60,000  522,000  59,500 58,500 $10,000 $15,000 $1 3,000 $6,500 $6,500 S6,500 $6,500 $24,000 528,000 524,000 (Prices one for 4-seat models. 2-seat and DHC add $4,000. SS add $44,000.) $75,000 $40,000 5/04  5/03  9/02  $35,000 $26,000 $30,000 530,000 530,000 $21,000 S20,000 525,000 $16,500 $22,000 $17,000 $19,000 $20,000 $17,000 516,000 $25,000 $20,000 518,000 515,000 522,000 518,000 $15,000 S22,000 $10,000 $8,000                          89-93  94-95  95  1,608 385 64 $15,000  $24,000  525 000  $30,000 $35,000 700 $45,000 S35,000 $42,000 $40,000 $45,000 $32,000 $27,000 $37,500 $29,000 $28,000 $25,000 $25,000 $27,000 $27,000 $22,000 $35,000 $25,000 $25,000 $18,000 $30,000 $24,000 $18,000 $30,000 $16,000 $13,000 78-80  80-82  83-85  85-87  88  89  41, Price Range A 1,045 378 1,023 506 495 121 $10,500 $0500   $12,500 $13,000 $16,000  S15,000    $14,500 $126100 $19,000 $19,000 $21,500 $23,000 11/99 Silver Cloud I saloon Silver Cloud II saloon Silver Cloud 11 DHC Phantom V Silver Cloud III saloon SCIII HJM DOE (ND) termed "adaptations.") Silver Shadow saloon  Silv Shadow MPW coupe  Silv Shadow MPW DOE  55-59 59-62 60-62 60-67 62-65 62-65 (Deduct 5100k for ROD or non- 66-76  67-70  67-70  Cornithe Si convertible  Camargue  Comae 52 coupe  Comae S2 convertible  Silver Shadow II  2/04 Silver Wraith 11 Comae convertible Silver Spirit Silver Spur 71-76  71-76  75-86  77-81  71-76  77-80  2,359 2,716 inc. 832 2,297 *50 16,717 571 505 (Rebodged as Corniches in 1971, w/6.751 engine.) Corniche Si coupe  780 1,233 514 310 1,595 8,425 (Production number includes Bentley 12.) 77-80  10/99 9/00 Corniche II convertible Comae III convertible Silver Spirit 11 Silver Spur II Comae IV convertible Silver Spur III Silver Down Flying Spur Phantom SUNBEAM 2/99 Alpine roadster (early style) Alpine roadster Tiger Mk 1/14 (260 ci) Ti er Mk 11 289 TRIUMPH 1800/2000 roadster  102 Long door  1R2 Short door  103 (small mouth)  TR3A (large mouth)  TR3B  104  53-55  60-67  64-67  67  46-49  53-54  54-55  55-57  57-61  62-63  61-64  3,000 69,251 6,498 571 4,501 8,628 inc. 13,378 58,236 3,331 40,253 TR4A 64-68 28,465 TR250  TR6 (small bumpers)  TR6 (rubber bumpers)  107  TR7 convertible  TR8 coupe  TOO convertible  Stag  Spitfire Mk I/11  Spitfire Mk III  Spitfire Mk IV  Spitfire 1500  GT6 coupe (Mk 1)  016+ coupe (Mk 11)  016 coon Mk III  Griffith  Tuscan  68  69-74  75-76  76-81  79-80  80-81  80-81  71-73  62-67  68-70  70-74  75-80  67-68  69-70  70-74  63-66  67-71  Taimar roadster 71-73  72-77  76-79  78-79  8,484 94,619  inc.  112,368 inc. 2,497 inc. n/a  82,982 65,320 70,021 95,829 15,818  12,066  13,042  300 n/a   n/a n/a 395 258 59,000 57,500 517,000 520 000 $14,000  $23,000 520,000 $19,000 $17,000 $19,000 $13,000 $14,000 $15,000 510,000 $9,000 $4,000 $4,000 55,000 57,500 $7,000 $5,500 $5,500 $4,500 $4,500 $5,500 $5,500  iii  525,000  527,000  (Add $2,000 for 271-hp V8 for both Griffith and Tuscan models 2500 coupe 2500M coupe Taimar 57,000 $6,500 56,500    $10,000  513,000 $10,000 525,000 528 000 $19,000 (TR2/3 deduct $2,000 for disc wheels, add $750 for overdrive, odd $1,000 for factory hardtop.) $30,000 527,000 $26,000 $25,000 $27,000 $18,000 520,000 (Add $500 for IRS, $1,000 for surrey tap [TR4/TR250], add $750 for overdrive, deduct $1,000 for disc wheels.) 520,000 516,000 $13,000 $6,000 56,000 58,000 $11,000 $10,500 $8,000 $7,500 57,000 57,000 $7,500 57,500 II  535,000 538,000 510,500 $10,000 $10,000 $15,000 3/99 3/99 12/00 12/04 7/01 11/98 12/02 11/02 11/02 78-85 81-89 81-90 86-89 90-91 91-92 91-93 92-95 94-98 95-97 95 04-05 1,000/ r 2,145 $10,000 $20,000 $38,000 $40,000 $100,000 $125,000 542,000 $30,000 5250,000 $70,000 $50,000 $350,000 factory conversions. Factory-built DHCs are properly 515,000 $20,000 524 000    $22,500 $32,000 $25,000 $25,000 $36,000 $15,000 $16,000 $25,000 514,000 515,000 $45,000 565,000 528,000  $33,000 585,000 $40,114:10 $45,000 560,000            525,000 S28,000 $36,000 527,500 $40,000 $44,000 $33,000 $45,000 $24,000 $24,000 $45,000 $25,000 $27,000 570,000 590,000 $45,000 $50,000 5120,000 $60,000 $60,000 $75,000 MSRP 324 000 Price Range - 5/00 11/02 5/96 4/03 4/03 4/03

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Motobilia Carl Bomstead _ Tin Sign Sells for Serious Money Porcelain has always trumped tin in the sign world, but that was not the case with this desirable Hood Tire sign s part of the larger car auction, the Barrett-Jackson automobilia auction benefits from the crowd that's already assembled and primed to buy. More than 4,300 registered bidders, a half-billion dollars in approved credit, and 200,000 spectators were on hand this year. Many of them attended the automobilia sessions that preceded the car auctions each day from Thursday through Sunday. And what do you do when you've missed out on the car of your dreams? How about buying a new piece of garage art? A But the automobilia auction at BarrettJackson is a lot more than a place to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Arizona. It has lately taken some major strides in the right direction, under the auspices of director Rory Brinkman. He has a leg up when it comes to consigning the good stuff, as his father Jim Brinkman is a well-respected, long-time automobilia dealer, and the name opens a number of doors. As such, the quality of the offerings is living up to the Barrett-Jackson reputation, and the level of bidding is following right along. At most auctions there are surprises on both sides of the coin, some pieces that sell for over-the-top prices and a few bargains that fall through the cracks. Barrett-Jackson was no different. Take the very common Shell license plate attachment that sold for $287. These things are available in most every antique mall in America and the swap meet price is about $25, so I have no idea what the bidder was thinking, if anything, when he bought this one. Even Auction:  Borrett-Jockson Automobilio Auction; January 27 30, 2005 - Highlight: Hood Tires Double-Sided Tin Flange Sign—Lot 5486 Estimate: None provided Sale Price: $17,825 including 15-percent buyer's premium more surprising was a Farmers Automobile Insurance attachment that went for $374. These are also readily available for about 20 bucks—we are at a loss for an explanation. A buddy of mine made a good buy when he snagged a near-mint Diamond Tires porcelain flange sign for only $920. It dated from the '30s and could have easily brought twice the winning bid. Another good buy came on Friday when a double-sided, heartshaped porcelain Universal Batteries Sales Service sign sold for $1,553. The condition was good and the unusual shape made this a desirable piece. Conventional wisdom says the price paid was light by about a grand. The key to any successful auction is, of course, the quality of the offerings. I was excited about a 16-inch Prest-O-Lite Storage Batteries globe, a piece in unmolested condition that looked like an early glass gas company globe, both unusual and rare. But I had a lot of company and never even got my hand in the air, as the bidding went quickly past what I was willing to pay. Bidding was spirited and ended up at $4,887, a not unreasonable purchase unless you're a cheapskate like me. Large automotive dealer signs have been hot properties as of late, and while none of the ones offered in Scottsdale went for silly money, most 100 continued to make high prices. A 42-inch Cadillac Sales and Service sign went for $3,105, while a 60inch Oldsmobile Service sign was hammered sold at $3,450 and a 72-inch Texaco sign that had neon added to the logo realized $2,760. Quality porcelain signs have also been showing strong prices, as it's getting a lot harder to find good ones. When they do surface, at auction or at private sale, determining a market-correct price is like nailing Jell-O to the wall— it's a fast-moving, unpredictable target. For example, a nice, round, 24-inch Richfield Motor Oil porcelain sign with a period race car on it sold for $11,500 and not an eyebrow was raised. A few years ago if a sign sold for that kind of money there would have been howls of anguish about rich guys taking over the hobby. While in years past, porcelain has always trumped tin in the sign world, that was not the case with a very desirable Hood Tires sign. It has been speculated that two of these wonderful signs were discovered some years ago. Finding a fragile, 80-year-old, die-cut tin sign that has not been bent or otherwise damaged is a rare treat, and several serious sign collectors went toe-to-toe for this one. The final and winning bid was $17,825, coming from a phone bidder. "Was it out of line?" was the big question following the sale, but I think this is a simple case of "just try to find another one and make a better deal." The one I know of, which sits in a friend's collection in Downey, CA, is not for sale—certainly not at $18k.. Sports Car Market

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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1921-1928 Neracar The scooter's sheer oddity has resulted in plenty of "stuffed" survivors, as almost every collection or museum seems to have a non-running Neracar B efore the Suzuki Burgman or Honda Silver Wing, waybackin 1921 there was a hub-steered, automatic transmission-equipped superscooter: the Neracar. Poet EHW Meyerstein described one as "a steed shaped like a monstrous stag beetle with handlebars instead of antennae," and his friend, mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers (creater of Lord Peter Wimsey) rode one regularly, favoring tall boots, tight pants and a low-cut sweater under her riding coat, which must have attracted attention. But Neracars attract attention by themselves. Their pressed steel frames are very low-slung, sitting behind a fixed front fender that's wide to allow the front wheel to turn. The single-cylinder engine is mounted across the frame, so that the crankshaft can drive the flywheel directly, while a friction wheel takes the power to the final chain drive. The rider sits low above the gas tank, below the top of the rear wheel and behind the engine, which is covered except for the cylinder. There are feet-forward footplates, and the bars pull way back. The automatic shift lever has five notches and pulls the friction wheel across the flywheel, changing the gearing. The whole thing is immensely stable and practical, but it lacks pizzazz, especially as all the bikes were painted black. There were no flamed lowriders with chrome wire wheels back in the 1920s. The original design actually dates to 1916, the brainchild of Carl Neracher, hence the moniker. Neracher would go on to design the fluid flywheel transmission for Chrysler, but just after World War I, he and J. Allen Smith were trying to raise money to build Neracher's scooter. Initially, the pair didn't have any luck stateside, but Smith had a connection in England who was works manager at Sheffield-Simplex. An arms manufacturer that was looking for peacetime business, Sheffield-Simplex licensed the Neracar design (or Ner-A-Car, as it was known in England), as scooters were hot in Europe at the time. With production thus assured, Smith managed to get the ball rolling in the U.S. with a facility in Syracuse, NY. The Neracar was launched in England at the Isle of Man TT, and later in the U.S. at Chicago's National Motorcycle, Bicycle and Accessories Show. It was no candidate for racing, but was U.K. model restored  reliable, simple to ride and comfortable. A meager 35 mph top speed was addressed with an increase in displacement from 221 cc to 285 cc for the English market, though for the U.S., the two-stroke was only bumped to 255 cc. A four-stroke, 350-cc Blackburne engine mated to a conventional three-speed transmission was also available, allowing for a heady 55 mph, though only in England. Manufactured simultaneously in both countries for seven years, almost 17,000 Neracars were produced. But by 1927, it seems that everybody who wanted one had already bought one, and the market dried up on both sides of the Atlantic. In its death throes, a light delivery van with a box between its two front wheels was offered in the U.S., but it's not known if any were sold. Today about 40 Neracars exist in England, with about 10 under restoration. A recent rally attracted 11 running examples. U.S. survivors in enthusiast hands probably total about the same, though these folks haven't yet congealed into a club. Considering the numbers made and the significance of the design, it's remarkable that so few have survived in decent shape. The scooter's sheer oddity has resulted in plenty of "stuffed" survivors, however, as just about every collection or museum of any size seems to have a Neracar, though these tend to be in scruffy, non-running condition. Restoration is relatively simple, though, says Ken Philip, a Neracar guru who U.S. model restored maintains a Web site at http://mysite.wanadoomembers.co.uk/neracar. Perfect Ner mar owner: Also has an Isetta and a Messe rschmitt. Rating (** *** is hest): Fun to ri de: *** Or: ***** Ease of maint enure: *** Appreciation potential: ** Curiosity fact Years produced: 19 21-1928 Number produced: 10,000 in U.S.; 6,500 in U.K. Original list price: a pprox. $345 in 1921 SCM Valuation: $2, 000-$10,000. Tune-up/major serv ice: under $50 DIY Engine: 221-u, 255 -cc and 285(c, air-cooled tot a-stroke single; 350-cc, air-coole d four-stroke single. Transmission: frictio n drive automatic; conventional 3-s peed. Weight: 180 lbs. Engine number: top of crankcase behind cylinder. Frame number: ear ly U.S. bikes have number on right rear chassis, later U. S. and all U.K. bikes have number on top flange of left chassis roil Color: Black "If one is discovered, the most important part is a sound chassis, complete with the aluminum engine and transmission supports and the awkward pressing underneath the seat to which the gas tank is bolted," he says. "The transmission system needs to be there too." The engine and carburetor are less crucial, as there are a number of spare two-stroke engines floating around, and English and U.S. models are interchangeable. The four-stroke model was only made in England and requires completely different mounts; none of these are known to exist in the U.S. Maintenance of the twostroke is simple once the bike is running, and tune-ups merely involve cleaning the one-jet carburetor and making sure the plug and lead are okay. "Use a 12:1 gas-to-oil mix and monograde SAE 40 oil, not multigrade or two-stroke oil," says Philip. The Neracar engines have metal-to-metal seals on the crankshaft and thinner modern oils don't allow for a good seal, he explains. Philip reckons a complete basket case Neracar should bring about $2,000 and a top-line restoration around $10,000. Without doubt Neracars are odd ducks, and I would hazard to say so are their owners. But they do represent an interesting sideroad to motorcycle history, even if the road itself is very short and essentially goes nowhere.• 102  Sports Cor Market

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Neat Stuff Bengt Halvorson  24Gaiiiit• 11 THREE-POINTED PICNIC Here's the start of a romantic day out. This vintage-look basket comes with a blue picnic blanket fastened to the side, and has space inside for place settings for four, plus salt and pepper shakers and a bottle opener. Also comes with white napkins and a tablecloth, both embroidered with SIDECAR RECLINER Motorcycle accessory maker Corbin now has a comfy recliner inspired by the design of the legendary Indian Chief. Bomber jacket leather has been used to upholster the chair and give it a vintage look, along with period-style tuck-and-roll stitching and leather fringe. The front and back are finished, so the chair can be either in the middle of the room or against a wall. A reproduction Indian head shifter knob is used for the recliner handle. Plug it into a wall socket and the built-in reproduction taillights illuminate. Available in various colors and themes. Price: $4,995. Corbin, 800.538.7035, www.corbin.com . PRANCING HORSE TAT These temporary Ferrari tattoos are inexpensive, but a whole lot of fun for you or for the kids. Surprise your friends and make them think you've gone completely bonkers for the prancing horse. Applies easily—and painlessly—and washes off after just a few days. Stock up now for next year's Cavallino. Price: $8.00. Classic Auto Spares, 318.742.3651, www. c lassicautospares . us . April 2005  MCQUEEN'S BACK As worn by Steve McQueen in "Le Mans," this is a new jacket with a now-vintage design. Made from heavyweight canvas, with embroidered logos and leather trim. Price: $227 (£120). Alex Reade, +, www.alexreade.net . Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. ***** is best 2005 FORD MUSTANG GT alJilial#111111111111.1.&ilibeafl Ai. ...AI ■ ITALIAN WIRES the M-B logo. Price: $95.40. Park Place Mercedes-Benz, 800.338.7487, http://store. vintagemercedes-benz.com CLOCKED GEARHEADS Made from actual automotive-engine timing gear seats, including the chain, this desk clock would look just as at home in a garage as in an executive's office. Gears are fine-sanded and then clearcoated. Runs on one AA battery, and comes with a ten-year warranty. Mounted to a black acrylic base. Price: $125. inParticular, 877.467.2781, www.inparticulancom. AUTOMOTIVE SPY1NARE Price as tested: $64,505 Likes: Supportive seats; whisper quiet interior - If you have a late-model car ('96 or newer) with the sophisticated OBD 11 system, the CarChip connects easily to your car's underdash diagnostic connector and can monitor your driving style, engine/throttle parameters, and the time and distance for each trip. With a Windows PC, you can easily view the results as a chart or graph—fun to look at your driving, even more fun to catch your teenager playing "Fast and Furious" with your daily driver. Software and cable are included. Price: $139.99. JC Whitney, 800.749.4339, www.jcwhitney.com.• that's understated and classy with fuss-free controls; stable all-weather performance from all-wheel drive; Magnetic Ride Control firms up only when you need it; great build quality; styling isn't as overwrought as the CTS. Gripes: Cramped back seat; tight trunk space for a Caddy; keyless ignition system not for the absent CTS. - Fun to drive: *** Fun to look at: *** Overall ownership experience: **** Verdict: From some angles the new STS looks like the old front-drive Seville, from others the CTS, but regardless of where you stand, it's a better looking car than the BMW 5-series. Behind the wheel it's a toss-up in driveability, though the STS is much more user friendly. Though the price can escalate rapidly, the entrylevel STS with a V6 is a bargain at $41k. If you like the way the 5-Series drives but are put off by its complicated controls and mutant looks, this is your car. — Bengt Halvorson and Jeff Sabatini• 103 Dayton Wire Wheels is now making Borrani-style wire wheels to replace the battered originals on your Ferrari, Maserati, or other Italian sports car. The wheels have a chrome hub with polished alloy rims and polished stainless-steel spokes. Four-layer nickel chrome plating is used, and the design is intended to never need retrueing or tightening. Four rim sizes: 14"x7", 15"x6", 15"x7", and 15"x8". Price: $720 each. Dayton Wire Wheels, 937.438.0100, www. daytonwirewheels.com Price as tested: $27,630 Likes: Style, particularly the roofline; good low-end torque; V8 exhaust note sounds right; interior functional and retro, if a bit Spartan; has a front end that looks like a Mustang. Gripes: Cupholders rendered useless by the need to shift; short shifter, long throws; gauge binnacles as deep as the Holland Tunnel, small gas tank means you can watch the needle fall as you drive. Fun to drive: *** Fun to look at: **** Overall ownership experience: *** Verdict: Ford's factory resto-rod is a nice improvement overall, but it's still a Mustang— brash, powerful and immature, just as a pony car should be. Learn the lines of this car; it's the one that will cut you off during your morning commute.—Tad Dinsmore and Kristen Hall-Geisler 2005 CADILLAC STS V8 minded; styling isn't as definitive as the

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Mystery Photo Answers Hans, the hearing-impaired Mercedes engineer, was fired shortly after presenting his answer to the BMW "tree series" cabriolet. —F. Peter Feigert, Brownsberg, IN RUNNER-UP: Concerned as she was with global warming and not being able to afford a new hybrid vehicle, Emily decided to help the environment by carrying a tree to lessen the effect of auto emissions.—David Rivkin, Jamaica Estates, NY Cond: Tree+ —Jay Meilstrup, Reno, NV And to think, my grandfather told me it takes years and dedication for a Japanese to grow a Bonsai tree. The Germans beat us to the punch again! – Yudi Sugiono, Redlands, CA He waited too long to sell again.—Skip Anderson, Boise, ID You moron! I told you to take the picture with a willowy blonde in the convertible, not a blonde willow.—Jay Mackro, San Juan Capistrano, CA "For sale: Lovely Mercedes-Benz convertible. Ran when parked."—Rod Williams, Petaluma, CA Martha forgot to plant that last dwarf maple before entering Camp Cupcake!—Steve Moseley, Wayzata, MN Two's company, tree's a crowd.—Jack Wishahn, Islip, NY Please, officer, don't have it towed, it's only been there for a couple of hours, honest!—Barry Cooney, Escondido, CA Back in the 1970s, Mercedes-Benz made a strange discovery: they found out they could sell more cars by giving away a tree rather than giving a rebate.—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA Bob knew fixing that complicated top on the Benz was going to be damnably expensive. There must be some more economical, if not quite as efficient, way to keep the weather off all that leather and wood.—Al Carr, Lexington, VA After this tree-hugging shade , tree mechanic spent all his money on the 2004 Democratic presidential campaign, he was forced to downsize into an apartment with no backyard and take up the hobby of Benz-ai.—Nicolette Wagman, Seven Valleys, PA Heinrich's custom installation may not be exactly Brabus, but it looks great, and next summer there'll be no more driving around all day Saturday looking for a shady, out-of-the-way picnic spot.— Tom Kelly, Pasadena, CA Thanks to his thorough research on the effects of malapropisms on the auto industry, F Peter Feigert is this month's winner of a sureto-be-valuable-someday 1/18 scale collector car model courtesy of David Kinney 's USAppraisal.—ED.• USA PPRAISAL This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: March 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-becollectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292 Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. E-mail photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 104 Sports Car Market

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 Pete Zimmermann's article on the new Boxster was terrific. Hope to see more of his stuff —John Lokrantz, Pacific Palisades, CA The February issue is quite stout, though I don't get the whole muscle car thing. The great "CARnak" predicts that in 30 years, when most of my generation dies off, the next generation is going to inherit these lumps, take them out on the road and wonder what all the hoopla was about, besides shredding tires, which gets old real fast. That said, the quality of the publication has continued to inch up, even though Keith remains somewhat sartorially challenged.—David Kmetz, Douglas, MA. Okay, I'll trade in my tennis shoes for Weejuns. Will that help? —ED. Enjoying the expanding coverage of classic American muscle cars. Change nothing.—John Walkowiak, Mexico, NY Forget motorcycles and trucks–they I love it! I was a subscriber to Alfa Market Letter—John Schirmer, Santa Ana, CA are not sports cars. I gave up on Wine Spectator when they started pushing cigars.—Rexford Ryan, San Diego, CA Great the way it is. I like the motorcycle articles; I'm an old biker —Glenn Pierce, Fresno, CA A ready-to-frame center picture of a collectible car for den mounting would be nice.—Larry Edge, Wickenburg, AZ How about some stories on unusual German/Austrian coachbuilts? Denzel, Dannenhauer, Wendler, Beutler, Rometsch Beeskow, etc. French, tool—Eric and Cynthia Meyer, San Luis Obispo, CA More British and cheap classic col- lectibles, please.—Peter Olson, Renton, WA You should talk about the behindthe-scenes of a car auction and tricks Comments With Your Renewal of the trade.—Bernard Escamilla, Chicago, IL More restoration articles.—William Weissberg, Tracy, CA After a busy workday, your magazine is a joyous retreat. I enjoy it immensely.—John Wolozen, Jersey City, NJ You have a great magazine, except for one thing: How about more information on Pintos, Yugos, and Chevy Vegas? Hey, they're classics, too.—Shawn McDowell, Murrieta, CA Miss the old art covers, but yours is still the best car magazine (and I receive 104 per month), especially for info and prices/values.—John Surotchak, Ardmore, PA I thought I had a subscription to Sports Car Market, not "Muscle Car Review." What happened to all the auction coverage? Does Schrager like 356s? Apparently he hates every Porsche that doesn't have the engine out back. I don't need a subscription to "356 Review" as well. What happened to your mag?— Brian Stein, Glen Ellyn, IL. Brian, like them or not, muscle cars are a critical part of the current car market, and we would be remiss not reporting and analyzing it. As for rear vs. front-engined Porsches. Schrager doesn't dislike the latter, he just doesn't think that they offer a great return on investment.—ED. Still love the magazine. You are doing an excellent job—Craig Haggart, Sunnyvale, CA Great publication. Maybe you can do a report on the "baby" Lamborghinis (Urraco, Silhouette, and Jalpa) at some point.—Michael Wilson, Auburn, WA How about more detailed articles on restoration projects—ideas that may help others who do their own work.—David Cave, Napa, CA And thanks to all of you for your renewals and thought/It! suggestions.—ED.• VAA4 ,Qespe NI tzzg day & Sunday. 1-800-Z5S-4485 AI-F, PST • ENTRY FEES " • COMMISSIONS • Vehicles with a Cars Pictured : 1937 Buick Sedan, and 1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spur with only 28,000 miles, from Mitch's Personal Collection, available for sale at $13,800 and $28,700 respectively, upcomm events Spokane, WA - March 26th - April March Apr May An Min &Mapes Nugget No Cabo estirnated 200 cars wN be Alva* coo osisifr ea, may 7-8th, 2005 For more info, or hotel accommodations call  • Vehicles with No Reserve - 4% ($150  Reserve - 7% ($300 for sening a vehicle and consign to Reno Spring In From$300 Minimum) mum/ your car today! if auctioned at this 2-day event. SaturSilver at 100 cars Portland, OR - April 9-10th - 150 cars Reno in the Spring - May 7-8th - 200 cars Puyallup, WA - May 21st - 125 cars lun Coeur d'Alene, ID - June 18th - 150 cars e 3uly Jackson August *Sun November Nov. 12-13th - 200 cars *Arizona in the Fall - Hole, WY - July 2nd-3rd - 150 cars *Reno, NV - Aug. 4-7th - September 850 cars Valley, ID - Sep. 3-4th - 250 cars Flagship Collector Car Auction August 400 Over 800 Reno /sparks convention cars auct/Oned this 4 day event - Consign early w I best spots are still ahv i th a ellabele! resented by S* ver Auctions 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com April 2005  105 4141414$16 1 .7 25 Center during at

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCMwebsite listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just 544/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just 515/month ($25 non-subscribers) 3 ways to submit your ad: E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. ENGLISH 1935 Riley Lynx by its only owner. Respray in '63. Runs and drives perfectly. Original factory Mohair top and side curtains. The most original XK 120 on the planet. €51,000. 480.951.0777. www.docsjags.com . (AZ) 1960 Jaguar XI( 1505 Roadster #2277919. Black bodywork and top. Green leather. Most desirable Sprite engine. Refined touring with pre-select gearbox. Good looker and good driver. Extensive service history. Photos at http://homepage. mac.com/1 greenberg/photoalbum17.html. $50,000. adam037@aol.com or 917.861.3302. (NY) 1948 Jaguar Sedan 3.5 litre DHC Recent full service and cosmetic detail by Classic Showcase to a driver level. Maroon/black interior hood & boot. Superb craftsmanship & fit. Classic Showcase buy/restore/sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, wymclassicshowcase.com . (CA) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec. tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, D-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gearbox is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are (-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C-type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The car is a by to drive and very fast. Experience period C-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. $119,900, trades? See photos at v.ww.continentalautosports. corn. 630.655.3535. (IL) 1953 Jaguar XKC Recreation British Racing Green with suede leather. Aluminum and fiber. Alloy doors and cockpit. Left drive, very fast and a blast to drive. Bargain at $69,000. From the most respected name in Jaguars, Doc's Jags 480 951 0777 www.docsjogs.com . (AZ) 1954 Jaguar XI( 120 Total concours restoration, street & competition race ready, high performance options, superb craftsmanship & fit, Classic Showcase Buy/Restore/ Sell. 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1961 Jaguar XKE Roadster Old English White with red hides. Matching numbers Na expense spared and perfect body-off restoration. Factory 245 hp and rack and pinion steering. Ready for show or rally at our Belgium facility. €100,000. Doc's Jags. 480.951.0777. YAW .docsjags.com . (AZ) 1960 AC Bristol Aceca Coupe Restoration to driver level. Black exterior with burgundy interior. Superb craftsmanship & fit. Classic Showcase buy/restore/sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0660, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1964 Jaguar XKE 3.8 2nd owner, 19k, 5-sp, a/c, pw, new brake seals, master cylinder, water pump, radiator, valve cover gaskets, Pirelli, Koni shocks, header, front air dam, Dellorto, K&N. $10,000 obo. 804.741.4397, has250@aol.com . (VA) 1986 Jaguar XIS Older restoration still in excellent condition ; allsynchro gearbox ; new Vredesteins ; 'Haartz'-type top; restoration/service records. $44,500.00. 631.537.1868, kenmotor@aol.com . (NY) 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Roadster Nice driver, restored several years ago, tight and usable, not rusty. Black over red with a black interior. $29,000, Trades? See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630-655-3535. (IL) Chassis #BEX766 blue gray with gray leather. Disc brakes, 10002 engine with overdrive. California car. Recent mechanical overhaul. New paint & upholstery. Superb running condition. $85,000, 805.568.1934, www.charlescrail.com . (CA) 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage GT Full DB4 GT bodywork. Aston green, restoration nearing completion. FIA papers. $150,000.00 For more information you may contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@direcway.com . (VA) 1961 Jaguar E-type FHC 1965 Jaguar 3.8S Sedan Dark gray metallic exterior/black interior. V12, auto, air, all documentation, 38,800 miles, all original, excellent condition. $9,000. Contact Gary at 831.484.0218 or itwks@aol.com . (CA) 2001 Birkin C53 Dunnell #4/0171. Best in the West. Podium finishes from Seattle to Coronado. Rolex award at 2003 Historics. All-steel tall block, pre x-flow. Ivey dyno 142.5 hp/130 lb. CR Trans, 2 LSDs, 8 wheels, spare engine. $45,000. John Shirley, 707.933.1780. (CA) 1964 Jaguar 4.2 Mk X 1963 Ginena 64 #3 car. $11,400. Contact Brian 503.777.2225 (hm) or 503.226.0260 (wk). (OR) 1971 Chevron B19 Serial # 8, 2.3 liter YBM engine, 2 vintage races since rebuild, some spares, $95,000.00. Call Jim Downing, 404.680.6590. (GA) 1975 Jensen-Healey GT Restoration to show driver level. Dark blue exterior with gray interior. Superb craftsmanship & fit. Classic Showcase buy/restore/sell. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1965 Austin-Healey Prepped 220-hp Zetec, 5-sp, 1,100 miles, Webers, full carbon pkg., Kosei K1 s, Yoko 4032, Carrera coilovers, Outlaw 4-pots, best of everything, extremely fast. $24,000. Bob Withum, 978.777.0547, birkinboy@hotmail.com . (MA) GERMAN 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SI. Gullwing Phase 2, S/N HM131665. Two-owner California car. Very low miles on frame-off restoration. Equipped with all accessories including Rally 0/0 and aluminum head. Below restoration cost. $63,500. sales@fantasyjunction.com , 510.653.7555. (CA) 1967 MOB Roadster Super-nice car that drives and presents very well. Well cared for by one owner since the 1970s. Recent paint. Much of the interior is original. Belly pans and original knock-offs. $660,000. sales@fantasyjunction.com , 510.653.7555. (CA) 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb "SE" (special equipment) Roadster. Only 24,700 unrestored original miles. Kept in pristine condition 106 Flat floor, welded louvres, VIN 875878, excellent cosmetics & mechanics, over $62,000 in restoration bills. E-mail pics available to serious parties. $62,900. ono, Danny Burnstein, 803.920.2941. (SC) Mark], factory 0/D., Repaint-otherwise 99% original. Original accessories & documentation. Driven and cared for year round. Low, low, mileage. Nice Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery Fully restored cosmetically and mechanically around 6 years ago. Total mileage unknown-about 800 since restoration. Greg Jones, 772.288.0284. (FL) 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster full roll cage, fire system, concours condition, 1,500 miles. $140,000 OBO. Douglas Brown, 914.345.6670. 2002 Porsche 612 Restoration completed in 2002. Bare metal paint job, all chrome redone, suspension rebuilt & refinished, engine rebuilt, new top, windshield, Michelins, correct interior. Many awards. $32,000. Tina 626.797.1512, btinavc@sbcglobal.net . (CA) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS European model, disc brakes, alloy engine, matching numbers, both taps, luggage. Extensive mechanicals & cosmetics completed. List available. $425,000. 928.468.6212. Corrected phone number. (AZ) 1977 Porsche 911S Coupe 2002 BMW 325i Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3-spoke leather steering wheel. "PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2k miles. Canepa Design @831.423.5704; www.canepa.com (CA) Fully restored example, outstanding in every respect. Detailed engine compartment and underside. Completely sorted and usable, NO driveshaft vibration. 2,000 km since restoration. Books and tools. Must see. $259,900. Call for more details, see photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Very good California car. Runs very well (fast). 351 Windsor, 4-speed top-loader, 4 wheel discs. Power brakes and windows, air. Not a concours car, but a very presentable (and fast) driver with some small room for improvement. $38,500. Please call Alan 707.459.3218. (CA) 1972 Italia Roadster Red/tan, very clean, mechanically excellent with rebuilt suspension, rebuilt Cleveland 351, lower ratio rear axle, 4-speed manual, outstanding in every way. $47,900. See photos at www.continentalautosports.com . (IL) 1977 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.7 L, no rust/wrecks, original 123k, alloys, sunroof, AM/FM/CD, 5-spd, upgrades, finely tuned, reluctant sale, spares and shop books. $13,800. Geo Pacific 480.730.1852. (CA) 1985 Porsche Carrera Targa One owner, 29,000 miles, 5-sp, DSC, premium package, like new condition, loaded, Carfax, warranty, $24,900. See at www.championmotors.net, call 435.864.7513. (UT) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes Benz E55 AMG S/N 08955. 78k original miles with engine and suspension by Skidmore. Long nose, torque tube, tool bag, and fitted with six carbs. Successfully completed Spanish Tour. $395,000. sales@fantasyjunction. com, 510.653.7555. (CA) 1967 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 103k. Fresh windows-out respray. Refurb of wheels, rubber, lenses, targa. All-new a/c ; dash windshield. No leaks, no smoke. Great driver. $15,000. Car is in CO. 970.390.7363. ((0) 1987 Porsche 930 Turbo Stock D-Class club racer maintained meticulously, perfect body, paint, chassis. Two races on freshly rebuilt engine, tranny, clutch. Perfect race-ready condition. Two sets Forgeline 17"; two sets Fuchs stock 16". Price includes: Aluminum trailer with new tires, original 930 whale tail, and front spoiler. $45,000. wbk@hand.md, 317.471.4324. (IN) 2001 BMW 330 Cic New, special-order Granite color with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, xenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheels with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704; wynv.conepa.com . (CA) ITALIAN 1957 Maserati TIPO 3505 Restoration nearing completion. Price on request. Serious inquires only. Contact Mary Ellen Ford at 434.973.8160 or meford@direcway.com . (VA) 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Triple black; automatic transmission; every available option package including navigation system; 16,700 miles; brand new condition. $34,500. 631.537.1868, kenmotor@aol.com . (NY) 2001 Porsche GT-2 Clubsport Silver with black leather interior, sports seats, New paint and black leather with Borrani Wire Wheels - about 37k miles. Call Greg Jones 772.288.0284 9am-5pm EST. (FL) 1969 Lancia Fulvia 1.3 Fantastic example of the pure Ferrari experience as recorded by prior owner Keith Martin. Intriguing color combination. Less than 800 miles on major service, runs great. $27,500. sales@fantasyjunction. corn, 510.653.7555. (CA) 130km. 5-spd factory coupe. Partial mechanical restoration to original. New interior. $6,850. 415.921.6057. (CA) 1994 Alfa Romeo 164 Quadrifoglio Alfa is featured marque at Monterey. Rare. Red/ tan. Very nice. Recent major records. $17,000, phillipst@sheridan.k12.co.us or 510.333.9437. (CA) www.firraribuj com +2500 Ferrari Lambo hini for sale 108 Sports Cw Market Chassis 11133. Exceptional driver. Dark red with tan leather and black carpets. Point and interior are recent and very nice. We have just completed a comprehensive inspection and service. All equipment is in working order and the car drives as it should. $62,900. Call for more details, see photos on mvw.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC 1970 Italia Spider Original black paint and red interior. 59,000, oneowner, California miles. Service records. $4,500. J. Hill, 650.321.8085. hoodhill@aol.com . (CA) 1983 Ferrari 512 BBI Outstanding 9,000-mile Boxer, EPA and DOT releases, converted back to European specs. Excellent original car. Recently purchased from o long-term customer that bought the car from us back in 1995. We just completed an extensive service including timing belts, valve adjustment, water pump, etc. Drives out well, very quick. Must see. $259,900. Call for more details, see photos on www.continentalautosports.com . 630.655.3535. (IL) 1984 Ferrari Mondial Cabriolet

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FerrariPortal.com JAPANESE 1973 Mazda RX2 One of only fifty race-prepared 1988 Corvette Challenge race rars. This car #22, from Mike Yager's Collection, is in as-raced condition and street legal. Full documentation and race history. $35,000. Ray Thompson, 702.360.0260 (ph/fax), rayipt@earthlink.net. Las Vegas. (NV) 2004 Canepa Design Escalade ESV The original Car and Driver "Project Wankel" (front cover July 1973). Restored with complete history, photos, magazines, $33,000. Call Jim Downing, 404.680.6590. (GA) AMERICAN 1932 Ford Hi Boy Built by Arizona Street Rods. Originally a Ron Martin car (see American Rodder magazine, Feb. 1992). "The Mean Green Machine," Chevy Z24 engine 350 ci, 355 hp, aluminum heads. Every conceivable Arizona Street Rod option. $39,900 firm. Contact John Weinberger, 630.655.3535. johnfweinberger@aol.com . (IL) 1932 Ford Rat Rod I'D RATHER BE USING itioc Call HostWorks to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. New "Show Truck" with 3k miles. Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: Brake system, Suspension, Center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, (five) 7" monitors w/ DVD and wireless headphones, Burl-wood veneering, and Canepa Design customized exterior details, etc. Canepa Design @ 831.423.5704 ; www.canepa.com . (CA) MISCELLANEOUS 1936 Tatra 1-87 Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings HOST WORKS hostworks.com 303-539-1839 A Original old frame and running gear. 331-ci Chrysler Hemi, New Gibbon body, never painted. Less than cost of parts. $24,000, 281.980.8598 or chuckwegman@earthlink.net . (TX) 1940 Ford Convertible Air-cooled V-8, solid, essentially complete running time-warp, needing restoration. Large fin, 3 headlights, probable classic status. $64,000/trade. 847.275.5813. (IL) 1981 Aurora Cobra 40 Ford Convertible, Henry Dana built, all steel, 2" chop, red/tan, 5.0 Ford, modern chassis, fully optioned, 1,700 miles. Spectacular detail and history. 513.831.7147. (OH) 1965 Pontiac GTO Built by Aurora cars, Ontario, Canada. Serial #36 of 130. Rangoon Red with black Connolly leather, 12,500 original miles, hi-po 302, 4-speed, IF/RS with disc brakes. $34,000. Roy, 775.265.4158. (NV) WANTED 1957 Alken/VW D-2 PHS-documented. 2-dr hardtop, Iris Mist, built 428, 500 hp. Hurst Promatic, 390 Posi all-new, 2002 GTOAA Best of Show. No surprises. $55,000. 760.471.2257. (CA) 1988 Chevy Corvette Challenge Race Car Trying to find out some history of this 2-seat fiberglass kit car for VW bug chassis. It was made in Venice, CA. Road-tested in Road & Track Nov. 1958. Any info. appreciated. 818.846.6416 or javiermunoz@charter.net . (CA). tior5vIcss Q- arrizug4Ertrrier, :11114:. 61 Iowa Avenue • Paterson, New,1ersey .07503 1O4314796 In NJ 973-74 2-2BI973-742-8369 • _ April 2005 109 rialt  cA-b,o4ee RESTORATIONS Since 1978 dedicated to the meticulous restoration of the world's finest exotic, vintage and classic motor cars. APPRAISING SERVICES AVAILABLE: DECLARED VALUE • LOSS DAMAGE • ESTATES 2347 GOLD RIVER ROAD • SUITE N • GOLD RIVER, CA 95670 (916) 635-3559 You can't trust them with just anyone. Prized Possessions. No matter what your prized possessions are, our award-winning equipment provides immaculate, enclosed, door-to-door transport. We offer containerizing for overseas shipping, automobile storage, and pier service. Featuring HighwayMaster satellite tracking/communication systems. Visit our web site at www.horselesscarriage.com or:tliss Orriiy

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Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www.christies.com. (CA) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802362.4719, fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. davidbrownell@adelphia .net. (VT) highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto .com. (WI) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal.com ; www.usappraisal.com. (VA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/investment. "World's bestknown auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395432,095 fee). Not the least expensive — the best. www.robertdemarsltd.com. (FL) AUTOMOBILIA Dana Mecum Auction Company. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615. P.O. Box 422, Marengo, IL 60152. www .mecumauction.com. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwestnet, www .russoandsteele.com. (AZ) Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com. (NY) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, ON NOP 1AO. www .rmauctions.com. (CAN) Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com. (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 16-17, 2005. 38page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com . (CA) BUY/SELL/GENERAL Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal .net. (OK) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com ; www.silver-auctions.com . (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com . (VA) 110  Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. www.autocollectorsgarage.com. (TX) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www .classicshowcase.com. (CA) Colin's Classic Automobiles. 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, Dragone Classics, 203 335-4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics .com, david@dragoneclassics.com; www.dragoneclassics.com . (CT) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three-day coast-to-coast service. www.passpomransport.com . (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com . (MA) COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasy-junction.com , www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info@grandprix-classics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) V1R Gallery. 336 210 5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, Virginia, 24520. ryow@virclub.com , www.virgallery.com. (VA) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller @concourstransport.com, www .concourstransport.com. (WA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Liftgates for safe loading and winches for inoperable JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. www.jjbest.com. (MA) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and highend brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford.com . (CT) fax 800.717.5177. Founded on more than 40 years of consumer lending experience, we are dedicated to providing our dealers and customers with attractive financing options. Competitive rates, flexible terms, and consumer lending expertise. Contact us directly, apply online, or ask your dealer. Open 7 days a week. www .woodsidecredit.com . Woodside Credit. 800.717.5180, COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carriers. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aoncollectorcar.com . Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com . (MI) Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance, 800-678-5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www .parishheacock.com. (FL) Sports Car Market

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COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www.whynotlease.com. (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putnamleasing .com. (CT) RESTORATION - GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) Performance  FREE event or to pre-register visit www.lakemirrorclassic.com . (FL) The Carolina Trophy. 704.351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy .com. (NC) The Colorado Grand. 970.926.7810, fax 970.926.7835. Frank Barrett. 1,000-mile tour of western Colorado. Pre-I961 sports cars. (CO) ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) AC Restoration, 440.968.3655, 17444 US Rt. 6, Montville, OH 44024. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, muscle,vintage. 8 years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 5 hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/info: supercharged@alltel.net . (OH) Vantaaj Restoration & Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone—we are for you. www .vantaaj.com. (CO) SPORTS AND COMPETITION (t411 Q1 1 AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The World's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) .11VF Restorations, Inc. 503.643.3225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) Austin-Healey liage Radix" towiees bee. Vi Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI/VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. ww-w.vintageracingservices.com. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, 863-683-1540. October 14-16. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this April 2005  Austin-Healey Club USA. 888.4AHCUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org. (OR) Austin-Healey Club of America, 877.5.HEALEY, fax 704.283.7765, www.healeyclub.org. P.O. Box 3220, Monroe, NC 28111-3220. With 45 affiliated regional clubs throughout North America, the AHCA offers its members a monthly color magazine, full-color calendar, technical support, book discounts, sourcing for suppliers and services, annual Conclave, and connection to 4,000 Healey enthusiasts worldwide. membership@healeyclub.org . (NC) Aston Martin Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. www.astonmartin-lotus.com . Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and preowned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com . (MA) In-depth Porsche Information At Your Fingertips! Buying? Restoring? Maintaining? Tecnmco ,. c,nd ReSIOCCUOnGInd e The Complete POrSChe Guide my) 7 IL RESTORATION? 0 WVVVV.BARTHOLLAND.COM RESTORATION@BARTHOLLAND.COM a Plankier 22 2771 XL Boskoop-NL t +31 (0) 172211344 f +31 (0) 172218321 101.■ I WOW Visa - Mc 888-237-4359 RPM Auto Books Duo, Sp,oret www.RPMAutoBooks.com GermanCarPortal.com Over 1,100 links German Car Newsfeed Dealer Listings Event Listings hostworks.com 303-539-1839 www.ItalianCarParts.com We have what you need to restore and maintain your Italian Car. Italian rts.Com,.  Visit our website and on-line catalog. Register online or call to receive your free catalog. Phone: 503.655.9811 Fax: 503.655.9581 West Linn, OR USA 111

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Resource Directory  Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotive-restorations.com . (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www .autosport-designs.com . (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. www.kevinIcayrestorations.net . (CA) onships in concours, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com. (KY) JAGUAR PARTS AT WHOLESALE PRICING Huge Factory Fresh Original Parts Inventory Ready To Ship w/Overnight Delivery CALL MONTT SHELTON JAGUAR: JAGUAR 1-800-819-5681 Rolls-Royce/Bentley Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors champi- Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Peter Hageman, Vintage Automobiles. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. (WA) WA ROMEO Parts Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 AlfafFiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. www .international-auto.com . (VA) Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Performance Motoring Associates 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aol.com . www.alfaromeorestorations.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals .com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) FERRAM/MASERATIUMBORGHINI Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy), +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. Highclass paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it . Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.496.3000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@fatnilyclassiccars.com , www lamilyclassiccars.com . FOFtZA. 860.350.1140, fax 860.350.1148. Buyers and sellers of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and related exotic cars. Also interested in memorabilia, parts, manuals, books, etc., related to above cars. Willing to compensate for information that leads to purchase. forzamot@aol.com , www.forzamotorsports.com . (CT) Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a cal, or verify the history of one you are looking at. www.ferrarisonline.com. (CA) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aol.com. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight ustitt's AUTOMO ILIA Limited Edition Art & Collectibles 20470 S. Hidden Creek Ln. Colton, OR 97017 (503) 824 - Official 4079 or (800) 452-8434 email: steveaustingcolton.com www.steveaustinsautomobilia.com 112 Organizer of SCM's Historic and Collector Car Tours 800.594.0805  503.231.5103  Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. Sports Car Market

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advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Porsche Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800347.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. www.rtgt.com. (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit wvvw.reoriginals .com for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company, 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www .symbolicmotors.com. (CA) Thomas Shaughnessey Consulting. 949.366.6211, fax 949.366.6827. Professional buyer of Ferraris, primarily '50s, '60s and '70s. Also have extensive Lambo and Maser experience. Additionally deal in Ferrari engines. More than 350 Ferrari wheels in stock. Call today for straight talk and honest advice. San Clemente, CA. GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www .dearbornauto.com. (MA) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Gull Wing Group International, Gary Estep. 530.891.5038 fax. 776 Cessna, Chico, CA 95928. Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of 1954 to 1963 Mercedes-Benz 3005L Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol.com . (CA) 356 Registry. 810.688.9090, fax 810.688.9091. 356 Registry, 3359 Kings Mill Rd, North Branch, MI 48461. A club for those interested in 356 Porsches. The Registry Magazine is published six times a year. 356 ownership not necessary. Dues $30 annually. Information: Barbara Skirmants. www.356registry.org . (MI) Jack Moliner, 310.927.3193. Specializing exclusively in early classic Porsche 911 motor cars, 1965-1973. Over 35 years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. jack@73rs.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals .com. (TX) BMW Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (AR1.VRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. wvvw.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) GARAGE/TOOLS Baldhead Cabinet Company, 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. wwvv .baldheadcabinets.com . (CA) REAL ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Alain Pinel Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com , jrrouse.com. (CA). books4cars.com Your Source for Automotive manuals & enthusiast books. 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@""fitcia , Carl Bomstead While others worked, a few of the credentialed media were busy gathering up as much swag as they could stuff in their suitcases for listing on eBay T he first Detroit auto show was held in 1907 and it has captured the public's interest ever since. In 1989 the event was renamed the North American International Auto Show, and by 2004 NAIAS was attracting upwards of 800,000 spectators. Even better for show organizers, last year over 6,600 registered automotive journalists witnessed 79 vehicle introductions and wrote countless glowing articles about these myriad cars and trucks, ostensibly opening thousands of consumer pocketbooks in the process. This year the media were again wined and dined and given free run of the Cobo Hall exhibits during the press preview days. While many were busy plying their trade and learning about new product to better inform their readers, a few credentialed EBAY #6506264371-2005 NAIAS CHRYSLER FIEM1 BOBBLEHEAD DOG. First Bid: $19.99. Number of Bids: 17. SOLD AT: $103.07. Date: 1/22/2005. This inexplicable figurine featured a Hemi engine that "bobbles" as it sits atop a dog, and comes complete with a "dog cage" box. Mopar fans are known for their passion, but it seems odd they would get excited about something that depicts their beloved Hemi as a dog. Several dozen of these were offered soon after this sale, and they all sold for less than half the price paid here, proving that it's smart to be first when you're selling and dumb to be first when you're buying. "journalists" had another mission. These frauds and ne'er-do-wells were gathering up as much of the cool swag as they could stuff in their suitcases, and listing it on eBay just as soon as they could get back to their hotel MOMS. Is there a market for this stuff, press kits and giveaways? Generally speaking, these items are traded for pocket change and interest is shortlived. Except for brochures or other very limited distribution collectibles for high-end marques, the rest of the stuff quickly falls in value to what those mooches paid for it—zip. (SCM 's editorial policy forbids stafffrom reselling items received while on assignment.—ED) Here are just a few items from the show that I spotted. EBAY #6504955157-2005 NAIAS FORD SHELBY MEDIA KIT. First Bid: $1.45. Number of Bids: 4. SOLD AT: $26.53. Date: 1/14/2005. This 1111111101 101 EBAY #6505486620-2005 NAIAS MASERATI MEDIA KIT. First Bid: $9.99. Number of Bids: 7. SOLD AT: $45.00. Date: 1/18/2005. Included in this press kit was a 30-page book on Maserati's past and present offerings, including the Quattroporte and MC12. It also included a booklet on the 90th Anniversary Edition Spyder, a CD, and an official press release. If you are into Masers this might be a cool piece, but it's about as collectible as a Biturbo. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 114  EBAY #6505650110— 2005 NAIAS MEDIA JEEP CONCEPT TOY. First Bid: $1.35. Number of Bids: 12. SOLD AT: $38.13. Date: 1/17/2005. This was a limited-edition Matchbox model of the Jeep Hurricane concept, a twin-Hemi- powered monstrosity. The toy was only available at the formal press conference, so not as many are kicking around as the ubiquitous press kits. This is something that only Matchbox collectors would step up for, as they covet the rare and unusual. I wouldn't say this concept was more stupid than the now-stillborn (surprise!) ME-412 of last year, but it was arguably equally dumb. media kit included a booklet on Ford's new products, including the Shelby GR-1 concept car, and a photo CD. The same seller then offered two more identical pieces—they both attracted only one bid, and sold at the opening bid of $1.45. I would imagine that the buyer here wishes he had been more patient. After all, Ford printed thousands of these. EBAY #6505450590-2005 NAIAS CORVETTE Z06 MEDIA KIT. SOLD AT: $149.99. Date: 1/13/2005. This media kit included a 56-page, hardbound book outlining the features of the new Z06, a mini poster, Z06 earplugs, and a CD. The auction only lasted nine hours before someone stepped up to the "Buy It Now" price. There were seven other Corvette Z06 books listed, most by the same vendor, and they sold between $56 and $70. So this was the guy I saw stuffing his free bag with these free press kits. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market

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