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Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s JOIN US The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe! April 2015 . Volume 27 . Number 4 FERRARI This Month’s Market Movers Up Close by Steve Ahlgrim 54 ENGLISH AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 212 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales by Dale Novak 56 72 84 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder $7,700,000 / Gooding & Company A well-preserved car with some quirks ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne 58 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I coupe $187,000 / RM One-of-one Tiger coupe is one pricey cat GERMAN by Jeff Zurschmeide 60 96 112 130 146 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ $1,897,500 / RM It’s a real Miura SVJ, but there’s only one Jota AMERICAN by Carl Bomstead 62 1984 Audi Quattro Sport SWB coupe $401,500 / RM Low-mile ’80s icon brings astounding money RACE by Thor Thorson 66 160 BARRETT-JACKSON Scottsdale, AZ: 1,609 cars sell out of 1,628 for $131m — the biggest Barrett sales total of all time — Dan Grunwald RM AUCTIONS Phoenix, AZ: 110 of 123 cars sell for $64m, including 18 cars above $1m — Carl Bomstead GOODING & COMPANY Scottsdale, AZ: Sales total $52m, 114 of 126 cars find new homes, and a patinated 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder sells for $7.7m — Joe Seminetta BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ: Sales hit nearly $25m when 76 cars sell out of 84 — Jack Tockston RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ: A $1.4m Gullwing tops this $16.8m sale, and 403 of 603 consignments ring the bell — John Boyle SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ: The sale celebrates 18 years, and 219 of 316 cars make $3.6m — B. Mitchell Carlson MOTORCYCLES IN VEGAS Las Vegas, NV: Bonhams and Mecum go head-to-head and sell 762 bikes for a combined $11.2m — Somer Hooker 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Concept Car $3,300,000 / Barrett-Jackson Once a candidate for the scrap yard 12 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione $9,405,000 / Bonhams You have to outbid the other billionaires Cover photo: 1984 Audi Quattro Sport SWB coupe; Erik Fuller ©2015, courtesy of RM Auctions Sports Car Market

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50 Arizona Auction Week in Pictures COLUMNS 16 Shifting Gears Getting to know a Volvo 1800S — and making more memories with my daughter — on a long, winding drive home Keith Martin 40 Collecting Thoughts What about those crazy — or not-so-crazy — 911 prices in Arizona? Miles Collier 42 Legal Files A recent legal ruling means that buyers should do their research before bidding on cars John Draneas 44 Simon Says Disappointment turns to redemption at the Baillon Collection sale Simon Kidston 64 The Cumberford Perspective The 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special combined modern style with aged mechanical elements Robert Cumberford 178 eWatch Ron Pratte’s automobilia brings big, big bucks during Barrett-Jackson’s 2015 Scottsdale Auction Carl Bomstead Collecting Thoughts 40 FEATURES 48 Arizona Concours: In its second year, the concours has established itself as a world-class event — Carl Bomstead 50 Arizona Auction Week in Photos — SCM staff DEPARTMENTS 20 Auction Calendar 20 Crossing the Block 24 Concours and Events: Portland Swap Meet, La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, California Mille 28 Contributors: Get to know our writers 30 You Write, We Read: SCM’s Insider Seminars, Lancia Fulvia HF and AC Aceca memories and details 32 Display Advertisers Index 34 Time Pieces: Chelsea Marine Clocks 34 Neat Stuff: Survive with a full deck; swipe the sapphire touch screen 36 In Miniature: 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf Le Mans 36 Speaking Volumes: Klemantaski: Master Motorsports Photographer 76 Glovebox Notes: 2015 Infiniti Q60S coupe Limited 6MT 118 Fresh Meat: 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, 2014 Shelby GT500, 2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 152 Rising Sun: Japanese highlights from Arizona Auction Week 166 Mystery Photo: “Every time a bell rings, a Miata gets its wings!” 166 Comments with Your Renewals: “More racing cars, more scandals, innuendo” 168 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 172 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs 14 Sports Car Market Jack Tockston

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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Another Roadside Attraction Taking Highway 1 up the coast turned the trip from a drive into an adventure All the while, we would be getting to know the idiosyncrasies of this classic car. The 1800S showed its personality immediately. The gas gauge stopped functioning. The heating controls seemed to have two settings — no air or sauna mode. And a window winder came off in my hand. The overdrive would cut in and out at random. We became proficient at jiggling the Lucas-built switch “just so” to get it to re-engage. However, this was not our first rodeo with old cars. From driving Ferraris in Italy, to rock-crawling through Tillamook Forest in our D90 or hammering our Lotus Elise at Portland International Raceway, Alex has been a great companion. She is always ready for a road trip. You can go home again As we headed north, we made several side trips. I visited the house where my grandparents raised me in the Parkside district of San Francisco. What had once seemed like a mansion was now just another row house. The next stop was Abraham Lincoln High School, where I had been student body treasurer. Mike Holmgren, who went on to NFL coaching fame with the Packers and the Seattle Seahawks, was our star quarterback and student body president. I doubt he remembers me. Then it was down to Ocean Beach. Alex had never been there, and we talked about the timeless pulse of the waves against the sand. Back on the road, we passed through Novato, Petaluma and then Two dinosaurs on the Oregon Coast I t was a weekend to remember. At 6 a.m. on a Saturday in February this year, my daughter Alexandra joined me on a flight from Portland, OR, to San Jose, CA. We’d bought a 1964 Volvo 1800S last July, and it was time to bring it home. Mike Dudek of iRoll Motors picked us up at San Jose International Airport, and soon we were at his shop in San Martin, south of San Jose. The Volvo was better than I expected — by a long shot. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but it had a “lived and loved” feel to it that is impossible to fake. It still had its original 1964 California black plates. A bonus was a variety of in-period engine modifications that gave it extra scoot, along with a lowered suspension and magnesium-spoked wheels that created a menacing look. A long, winding road The straight shot home to Portland would have been north on Interstate 5. That’s about 700 miles, and doable in one long 13-hour day. I’ve been up that highway many, many times. In an old car, it is akin to softly tapping yourself on the head with a ball-peen hammer. It’s straight, it’s boring, and all of the giant-sized pickups that make up today’s traffic go whizzing by at 80 mph and more. We decided to take U.S. Highway 101 north through Eureka, CA, and then follow 101 along the Oregon Coast to Florence. There we could cut over to Eugene and I-5 for a 90-mile dash home to Portland. That route added about 100 miles to our trip, and it meant taking two days instead of one. But it also changed a “drive” into an adventure. This 51-year-old Volvo was about to become a time machine. Alex and I would be motoring on two- and four-lane highways that were similar to what existed when the Volvo was born. There would be odd roadside attractions, and mom-and-pop motels and restaurants. We had plenty of time, so we could meander around, stopping when we pleased. 16 entered Mendocino County. The Volvo was a happy car, cruising along at 3,800 rpm in 4th over- drive, which translated to about 75 mph. The pushrod four, upgraded from 1.8 liters to 2.0, made enough power so passing on two-lane roads was an entertaining instead of terrifying exercise. Looking into the future For the first time, Alex and I talked about my will — and which cars she wanted left to her. At first she was uncomfortable with the discussion, as you might expect. No one likes to acknowledge mortality, especially when it involves those they love. She told me that the cars that mean the most to her are our 1965 Giulia Spider Veloce (I have a picture of her in that car when she was 9 months old), the 1967 GTV and our 1967 Giulia Super. I believe I should pull them out of the corporation now, pay the taxes, and title them in my and Alex’s name. That way there will be no question about where they end up. My legal advisor thinks it is ridiculous to incur taxes now when we can’t foresee what the world will look like when I pass. If you have thoughts about this, I’d like to hear them. We spent the night at the Eureka Inn, where I stayed many times while on the California Mille. I could almost hear the voice of Martin Swig resonating in the halls, talking about what a grand time he was having enjoying the great people, cars and roads on the event he created. By 6 a.m. the next morning, we had visited Starbucks, the Volvo was packed and we were ready to go. We passed Prehistoric Gardens, a roadside attraction near Port Orford with a large Tyrannosaurus Rex in front. I remembered seeing the dinosaur when I was 7 years old. My grandfather was taking the family on a road trip to Timberline Lodge in his newly acquired bumble-bee-yellow-and-black ’56 Mercury Montclair. He was making memories then that still resonate today. After 800 miles and two days, we pulled into the SCM garage. My daughter and I had brought another old car into our lives — and created another set of road-trip memories. ♦ Sports Car Market

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted VanDerBrink — The Koepke Collection Where: Titusville, FL When: April 11 More: www.vanderbrinkauctions.com H&H — The Imperial War Museum Where: Duxford, U.K. When: April 15 Last year: 71/106 car sold / $3.2m Featured cars: • 1914 Ford Model T surrey • 1976 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible More: www.handh.co.uk Star Car: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL at Lucky’s Spring “Jackpot” Sale in Snoqualmie, WA Lucky — Spring “Jackpot” Sale Where: Snoqualmie, WA When: April 4 Featured cars: • 1967 Ford Mustang, offered at no reserve • 1974 Jaguar XKE coupe • Star Car: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190SL More: www.luckyoldcar.com Tom Mack — The Spring Fling Auction Where: Concord, NC When: April 9–10 More: www.tommackauctions.com Auction Calendar Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com. MARCH 2—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 4—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 5–7—GAA Greensboro, NC 6–7—SMITHS Cape Girardeau, MO 7—BONHAMS Oxford, U.K. 7—SPECIALTY AUTO Loveland, CO 10—COYS London, U.K. 12—BONHAMS Amelia Island, FL 13—GOODING & CO. Amelia Island, FL 13–14—VICARI Chattanooga, TN 20 13–14—SILVER Fort McDowell, AZ 13–15—ELECTRIC GARAGE Red Deer, AB, CAN 14—RM Amelia Island, FL 20–21—MECUM Las Vegas, NV 21—SOUTHERN CLASSIC Murfreesboro, TN 27–29—AUCTIONS AMERICA Fort Lauderdale, FL 28—BONHAMS Stuttgart, DEU 28—SILVERSTONE Birmingham, U.K. 28—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS San Antonio, TX Mecum — Houston 2015 Where: Houston, TX When: April 9–12 Last year: 682/967 cars sold / $33.6m Featured cars: • 1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona • 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird • Star Car: 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible More: www.mecum.com Electric Garage Where: Edmonton, AB, CAN When: April 10–12 More: www.theelectricgarage.com The Branson Auction Where: Branson, MO When: April 17–18 Last year: 118/207 cars sold / $2.2m Featured cars: • 1953 Packard Caribbean convertible • 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 BJ8 convertible • Star Car: 1955 Buick Century Riviera More: www.bransonauction.com Barrett-Jackson — Palm Beach 2015 Where: Palm Beach, FL When: April 17–19 Last year: 511/514 cars sold / $24.6m Featured cars: • 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. Recent frame-on restoration, new top and interior • 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 coupe. Frame-on restoration in 2006, all matching numbers 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. APRIL 4—LUCKY Snoqualmie, WA 9–10—TOM MACK Concord, NC 9–11—MECUM Houston, TX 10–12—ELECTRIC GARAGE Edmonton, AB, CAN 11—VANDERBRINK Titusville, FL 15—H&H Duxford, U.K. 17–18—BRANSON Branson, MO 17–19—BARRETTJACKSON Palm Beach, FL 17–19—LEAKE Dallas, TX 18—COYS Essen, DEU 21—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 23–25—MECUM Kansas City, MO 24–25—SILVER Portland, OR 25—WORLDWIDE AUCTIONEERS Montgomery, TX 25—SPECIALTY AUTO Brighton, CO 26—BONHAMS Stafford, U.K. MAY 1–3—COLLECTOR CAR PRODUCTIONS Toronto, ON, CAN 2—VANDERBRINK Hustisford, WI 2—MOTOSTALGIA Seabrook, TX 2—RM Fort Worth, TX 4—SHANNONS Melbourne, AUS 6—SILVER Spokane, WA 7–9—AUCTIONS AMERICA Auburn, IN 7–9—VICARI Nocona, TX 9—BONHAMS Newport Pagnell, U.K. 12–17—MECUM Indianapolis, IN 13—BRIGHTWELLS Herefordshire, U.K. 16—COYS Ascot, U.K. Sports Car Market 16—VANDERBRINK Vining, MN 18—SHANNONS Sydney, AUS 23—RM Cernobbio, ITA 23—BONHAMS Brussels, BEL 23—SILVERSTONE Northamptonshire, U.K. 30—DRAGONE Westport, CT 30—DAN KRUSE CLASSICS Midland-Odessa, TX 30—SPECIALTY AUTO Castle Rock, CO 31—BONHAMS Greenwich, CT

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Crossing the Block Tony Piff Images courtesy of the respective auction companies Star Car: 1961 Chevrolet Corvette 283/270 convertible at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach. Frame-off restoration to factory specifications using NOS parts More: www.barrett-jackson.com Leake — Dallas Spring 2015 Where: Dallas, TX When: April 17–19 Last year: 248/385 cars sold / $5.5m More: www.leakecar.com Coys — Techno Classica Where: Essen, DEU When: April 18 More: www.coys.co.uk Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: April 21 Featured cars: • 1979 Land Rover Range Rover Cabana More: www.barons-auctions.com Mecum — Kansas City 2015 Where: Kansas City, MO When: April 23–25 Last year: 359/578 cars sold / $8.3m Featured cars: • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette convertible • 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible Star Car: 1959 Chevrolet Impala convertible at Mecum Houston Star Car: 1955 Buick Century Riviera at Branson, MO • 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door hard top More: www.mecum.com Silver — Portland Spring 2015 Where: Portland, OR When: April 24–25 Last year: 73/111 cars sold / $918k More: www.silverauctions.com Southern Classic — Inaugural Louisville Classic Where: Jeffersonville, IN When: April 25 More: www.southernclassicauctions.com Worldwide Auctioneers — The Houston Classic Where: Montgomery, TX When: April 25 Last year: 74/94 cars sold / $6.6m Featured cars: • 1969 Porsche 911S. Highly optioned, including special-order metallic blue paint. Matching numbers with Kardex • 1972 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino. With Daytona “Chairs.” From the Len Perham Collection Star Car: 1955 Moretti 1200 S spyder, the 1955 Paris and Torino Auto Show car, at Worldwide Houston More: www.worldwide-auctioneers.com Specialty Auto Auctions — Denver in the Spring 2015 Where: Brighton, CO Where: April 25 More: www.saaasinc.com ♦ 22 Sports Car Market

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Concours and Events Alexandra Martin-Banzer Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com CALENDAR April 11–12 California Festival of Speed, Fontana, CA; www.zone8.org Copperstate 1000 April 17–22 Copperstate 1000, Phoenix, AZ; www.mensartscouncil. com April 22–26 Spring Carlisle and Auction, Carlisle, PA; www.carlisleevents.com Touring in the classic tradition One thousand miles of the best back roads in California are ready for the 25th Annual California Mille from April 26 to 30. After a free car show at the Hotel Fairmont on April 25, 60 classic cars that catch the spirit of the Mille Miglia — and are 1957 or older models — will crank up and head out of San Francisco to savor the best two-lane driving in California. SCMers David and Howard Swig honor the spirit of their father, Martin Swig, with each scenic twist and turn. The $7,000 entry fee includes all meals and lodging for both the driver and co-driver. For more information, visit www.californiamille.com. (CA) Tricks of the trade The Portland Swap Meet, the largest one on the West Coast, takes place April 10–12. With over 3,500 vendor stalls crammed with literally tons of car parts, there is something for every vintage gearhead. For more information, go to www.portlandswapmeet.com. (OR) But wait, there’s more Next door to the Portland Swap Meet is the PIR Auto Swap Meet, which runs from April 9 to 11. Five miles of booths will fill every available space inside the road course at Portland International Raceway. Need an unobtanium part? It’s probably here — or next door at the Portland Swap Meet. Gates open at 7 a.m. daily, and admission is $7. For more information, visit www. portlandraceway.com. (OR) 24 Spectacular cars in a spectacular setting along the coast The 11th La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is the jewel of the weekend during April 10–12 in beautiful La Jolla, CA. The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Contemporary Classic Cocktail Party starts the weekend off in style Friday night, April 10, with the spotlight on a spectacular display of extraordinary cars. Saturday morning, April 11, begins with the Motor Tour. Starting at the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park, the 70 miles of scenic roads includes pit stops at Bill Evans’ Private Collection Garage and Chuck Spielman’s Only Yesterday Museum. For attendees who don’t have a classic car, there is an option to join the tour as a passenger in a Double Decker Tour Bus. The Concours d’Elegance starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 12. There are over 300 vintage automobiles on display, and the Pacific Ocean makes the perfect backdrop. The star marque is Coachbuilt Classics of the ’30s and ’40s. Waving the Fright Pig Detector flag at this event as a judge is yours truly, Alex MartinBanzer. Publisher Martin returns for his fourth year as emcee. For pricing and registration for the different events, please visit www.lajollaconcours.com. (CA) Sports Car Market Jim Pickering

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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Executive Editor Chester Allen chester.allen@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 203 Art Director David Tomaro david.tomaro@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 202 Managing Editor Jim Pickering jim.pickering@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 208 Digital Media / Art Director Jeff Stites jeff.stites@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 221 Auctions Editor / Photographer Tony Piff tony.piff@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Senior Associate Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Editors at Large Colin Comer , Simon Kidston, Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, David Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. 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However, we disclaim and deny any responsibility or liability for the timeliness, use, interpretation, accuracy, and completeness of the information presented. All material, data, formats and intellectual concepts in this issue © 2015 by Sports Car Market, Inc., Automotive Investor Media Group and Automotive Investor in this format and any other used by Sports Car Market magazine. Copyright registered with the United States copyright office. Canada Post Publication Agreement #41578525 PRINTED IN USA SCM Contributors JACK TOCKSTON, SCM Senior Auction Analyst, started writing a column about cars called “Riding the Rods” for a monthly youth center newsletter at age 15. At 16, he modified his 1951 Ford Country Club coupe into a trophy-winning mild custom for shows and drag racing. After graduate school, he pursued road racing in a Formula Vee, earning an SCCA National Competition License in 1967. A Lotus 61MX and a Lola 328-based C sports racer followed. Street machines have included two E-type Jags owned for over two decades, and five Corvettes since 1962. Tockston is a retired Air Force officer who has held managerial positions at Fiat, Ford and Mercedes-Benz dealerships. His wife, Judi, has endured his encyclopedic car commentary for 49 years. Tockston’s coverage of Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction is on p. 112. 28 DONALD OSBORNE, SCM Editor at Large, is an Accredited Senior Appraiser member of the American Society of Appraisers. One of SCM’s most senior writers, Donald also provides vehicle acquisition and sale consulting as owner of Automotive Valuation Services. He has appeared as co-host of the nationally broadcast TV show “What’s My Car Worth” on Discovery’s Velocity network, and as judge and/or emcee at leading concours events including the Amelia Island Concours. His writing on classic cars has also been published in The New York Times, BusinessWeek Online, Hagerty magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Art & Antiques, Palm Springs Life and Road & Track, among others. The former Metropolitan Opera baritone makes his home in Palm Springs, CA. Turn to the Etceterini Profile on p. 58 for his thoughts on a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ. SIMON KIDSTON, SCM Editor at Large, is from an old British motor racing family. He started his career at Coys, leaving to co-found Bonhams Europe in Geneva. Over the next decade, he staged high-profile auctions around the world, branching out on his own in 2006 to found Kidston SA, a consultancy responsible for some of the larger deals you rarely hear about. Simon also judges at Pebble Beach and is “the voice” of the Villa d’Este Concours and the Mille Miglia. Turn to p. 44 for the inside story on the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder sale at Artcurial Rétromobile.

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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, P.O. Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com The panel conveyed their sentiments on the state of the market using their years of experience — and displaying a great sense of humor SCM’s Insider Seminars To the Editor: Thanks for hosting a very enjoyable and informative seminar at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale. Donald Osborne was an excellent moderator. The panel conveyed their sentiments on the state of the market using their years of experience — and displaying a great sense of humor (sometimes aimed at the other panelists and the moderator!). I’d also like to thank you for the door prize I was fortunate enough to win, a Tom McCahill on Sports Cars magazine published in 1951, which just happens to be the year I was born. In my opinion, access to events like 30 these makes a Platinum subscription well worth the cost. — Alan Andrea, Highland Park, IL Insider Seminar videos To The Editor: I give credit to the SCM group for starting an important trend of Insider Seminars. Following your lead, Hagerty now has seminars, and Pebble Beach inaugurated a series in 2014. The good news is that knowl- edgeable people and respected authorities share their ideas with those fortunate to attend the seminar. The unfortunate aspect is that many people who would enjoy and benefit from the seminar do not hear it. I am having rotator cuff surgery in December and am unlikely to attend the 2015 Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar. Thank you for recording the Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach tent earlier in 2014. I have watched it twice. I sincerely hope you will record the Insider’s Seminar at Scottsdale 2015. Doing so will reinforce your position as the respected voice of the collector car hobby. — Roger Morrison, via email Keith Martin replies: Roger, thanks for your note. We take a lot of pride in our seminars, and many thanks are due to our great speakers and experts! We did tape the 2015 Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar at Gooding, and we will have it online very soon for subscribers. We also plan to tape our 2015 Pebble Beach seminar. In addition, we taped our American Car Collector Seminar at Barrett-Jackson this year. The Fulvia HF is classic, but is it affordable? To the Editor: Thank you for Donald Osborne’s delightful article on the Lancia Fulvia HFs (February 2015, “Affordable Classic,” p. 42). In it, he allows that an argument can be made that the HFs don’t make a lot of sense as affordable classics. And in that he’s absolutely right; it’s a bit like discussing the Alfa GTA/ Sports Car Market Tony Piff

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You Write We Read Ad Index Adamson Industries .........................................68 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ...........................65 Aston Martin of New England .........................19 Auctions America .............................................47 Authentic Classics ..........................................164 Auto Kennel ...................................................158 Automobilia Monterey ...................................164 Automotive Restorations Inc. ..........................94 Autosport Designs Inc ....................................145 Barrett-Jackson ..........................................31, 65 Bennett Law Office ........................................142 Beverly Hills Car Club ...................................159 BMW Car Club of America, Inc. ...........149, 151 Bonhams / SF .............................................21, 23 Branson Collector Car Auction ........................45 Canepa ............................................................135 Carlisle Events ...............................................129 Carnut Images ................................................164 Carriage House Motor Cars .......................10–11 Cars, Inc. ..........................................................39 Charles Prince Classic Cars ...........................153 Chequered Flag International ...................73, 147 Chubb Personal Insurance ................................35 Classic Assets Motor Sports Center .................79 Classic Investments ................................153, 171 Classic Restoration .........................................103 Classic Showcase .......................................7, 8–9 ClassicCars.com .............................................107 Collector Car Price Tracker .....................XXXX Cooper Classic Cars .......................................167 Copley Motorcars ...........................................171 Cosdel ............................................................121 D. L. George Coachworks................................93 DC Automotive ................................................88 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. .....................123 Driversource Houston LLC ......................4–5, 77 E-Type UK USA ..............................................99 European Collectibles ....................................165 Evans Coolant ................................................128 Exotic Classics ...............................................119 Fantasy Junction ...............................................89 Ferrari Financial Services ..............................158 Fourintune Garage Inc ...................................155 Francesco De Piero ..........................................92 French Lick Resort Concours ..........................91 Going To The Sun Rally ................................115 Gooding & Company ..................................... 2-3 Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance .......75 Grundy Worldwide .........................................145 GTO Engineering LTD ....................................26 Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. .............................163 Hahn-Vorbach & Associates LLC ..................100 Hamann Classic Cars .....................................113 Heacock Classic ............................................139 Heritage Classics ..............................................49 Hyman, LTD ..................................................125 Intercity Lines ..................................................43 J Chadwick Co Engraving .............................150 JC Taylor ........................................................131 Jeff Brynan .....................................................170 JJ Best Banc & Co .........................................157 JR-Auctions......................................................18 Keels and Wheels Concours ............................38 Keeneland Concour D’Elegance ....................159 Kevin Kay Restorations ...................................87 Kidston .............................................................13 L.A. Prep ........................................................137 La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance ........................83 Leake Auction Company ................................109 Legendary Classic Center ................................33 Legendary Motorcar Company ......................119 LeMay - America’s Car Museum ...................167 Len Rusiewicz ................................................108 LmaRR Disk, Ltd. ..........................................144 Lucky Collector Car Auctions .......................133 Luxury Brokers International ...................69, 155 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ................127 Maxted-Page Limited .......................................50 Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ........................29 Mershon’s World Of Cars ..............................101 Morphy Auctions .............................................97 Motorcar Gallery ............................................135 Motorcar Studio .............................................139 Motostalgia ......................................................15 My Classic Car For Sale ................................171 Park Place LTD ................................................27 Paul Russell And Company ...........................143 Premier Financial Services ............................179 Pro-Team Corvette Sales, Inc.........................141 Putnam Leasing ..............................................180 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd. .............................105 Reliable Carriers ..............................................71 Rick Cole Auctions ............................................6 Riley RMD 2.5 DHC .....................................149 RM Auctions ....................................................37 Robert Glover LTD ........................................151 Russo & Steele LLC ........................................51 Silver Collector Car Auctions ........................111 St Bernard Church ..........................................156 Steve Anderson Illustrations ..........................171 Steve Austin’s Great Vacations ......................134 Suixtil USA ....................................................144 Symbolic Motor Car Co ...................................17 T.D.C. Risk Management .................................65 The Creative Workshop....................................78 The Elegance At Hershey .................................46 The Miami Auction Center ............................126 The Stable, Ltd. ................................................81 The Werk Shop ...............................................157 Tony Labella Classic Cars..............................122 Velocity Channel ............................................110 Vintage Car Research .....................................157 Vintage Motors of Sarasota ..............................95 Vintage Rallies ...............................................143 VintageAutoPosters.com ................................163 VintageDrivingMachines.com .........................85 Volante Classics .............................................157 Walter Leather Company ..............................162 Watchworks ....................................................162 West Coast Classics, LLC ..............................165 Worldwide Group .............................................25 32 You Write We Read GT Junior instead of the standard 1600/1300 GT. The Fulvia HFs were homologation specials, and in addition to (subtraction from?) the weight-saving measures Donald mentions, they have no sound deadening and therefore no under-floor heat shielding. They’re considerably quicker and handle even better than the standard coupes, but they lack the smoothness and refinement of their brethren. So they’re not for everyone, unlike the standard 1.2 and 1.3 coupes that are also quite a bit cheaper. And that’s my purpose in writing this; to point out that the standard Fulvia coupes ought to have been the focus of the article. With viceless handling, together with superb engineering and build quality, they’re the real Affordable Classics. — Edward Levin, West Hollywood, CA Dad and Mr. Hickey’s Aceca To the Editor: I just finished reading the AC Aceca English Profile in the February 2015 issue (p. 66), and it put a smile on my face. As Bostonians, years ago, my dad and I would see a black Aceca at various shows. We knew the car “lived” in Cambridge from the car card, but never had the opportunity to meet the owner. Whenever we saw it, we noticed it always wore another interesting sign, something to the effect of, “If you see this car on a trailer, call the police, it’s been stolen.” We chalked it up to an eccentric, enthusiast owner. Over the years we wondered what happened to the car since we stopped seeing it around. I assume from the profile it was the one owned by Mr. Hickey. My dad passed away this past August. We shared countless car adventures together — from slogging through the mud at Hershey to early mornings watching the entrants roll onto the field at Pebble Beach. He was with me the day I acquired my ’58 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce back in 2000. We drove it home from New Hampshire on a cold winter day in late December — with the top down and winter coats, hats and gloves on. My boys, ages 6 and 8, have been making new car memories. They both still fit in the passenger seat I handle the steering and pedals while they do the shifting of the Alfa together. I handle the steering and pedals while they do the shifting. — Andrew Brody, Brookline, MA AC Ace and Aceca expertise To the Editor: I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the February 2015 issue of SCM with a photo of an AC Aceca on the cover, and the complimentary column written by Donald Osborne (English Profile, p. 66). As a collector of AC motorcars dating from a 1910 Sociable through the post-Cobra Frua models — and a specialist restorer of AC cars — I have a few comments: In view of recent auction prices of AC Ace Bristol roadsters, I suggest that your cover stating “1958 Bristol, $215k” should have read “$315k.” As a “company man,” I would like to point out that, in “AC Speak,” if an AC model is referred to as an “AC Ace” or “AC Aceca,” it implies that an AC engine is powering the car. If, however, a Bristol motor is equipped, the correct terminology is “AC Ace Bristol” or “AC Aceca Bristol.” Frequently, the latter is called a “Bristol,” which is misleading, as there still is a lovely British car manufactured named a Bristol. While AC’s own engine, developed in 1919 and installed in AC Ace roadsters through 1960, is a lovely powerplant, the main advantage of the Bristol motor, besides more horsepower, is the wonderful Bristol gearbox, which is a real delight to use over the Moss box that comes with the AC engine. Now, to ruffle quite a few feathers out there, and in all due respect to those placing tremendous importance on the “matching-numbers” theory: This guideline probably holds credence when it comes to Corvettes, etc... However, when it comes to ACs, if an engine blew up or the owner wanted to upgrade his AC-engined car to a Bristol motor, the factory made the swap, and then simply stamped the new motor number on a strip of aluminum and riveted it in place to cover the original motor number that was stamped on the ID plate, located on the top of the right footbox in the engine compartment. It is gratifying to see some recognition of the AC Ace and Aceca cars. While the Ace is a nimble, wonderfully fun car to drive, so is the Aceca, with the latter having loads of luggage space. Both cars have beautiful, classic lines and excellent road manners. Admirers have often thought that either car was a Ferrari, or in the case of the Aceca, an Aston Martin. The only downside to this is that I have to explain the answer to “What’s an AC?” — Jim Feldman, U.S. Registrar, AC Owners’ Club (U.K.) ♦ Sports Car Market

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Time Pieces by Alex Hofberg If one were to picture a highly fun rative clock that had the ideal balanc thetics, build quality and historic rel from a pre-eminent American manu is almost inevitable that the time pie Chelsea Clock Company of Chelsea, M Joseph Eastman, an apprentice o Boston watch and clockmaker Edw founded the company in 1897. Eastma pany operated under a few names pri the Chelsea Clock Company, named f Boston where the factory was located Since then, Chelsea made a wid timekeeping devices for industry an purposes. However, Chelsea is famous for industrial-quality ma clocks for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard Lighthouse Service and private maritime shipping. Chelsea’s first marine clocks were offered in the late 1890s. Chelsea also built wall-hanging, regulator-style clocks for the U.S. Treasury Department and countless other government agencies. In top-notch marine clocks, much of the magic is in the case con- struction. Like any time piece that will encounter water or corrosive salt-laden air, the reliability of the movement is directly proportional to how well the case is sealed. In the case of most Chelsea marine clocks, the case is thick-walled brass that has been forged — rather than cast — to house the movement. This sturdy case combines with a finely threaded bezel that screws down to create a positive, watertight seal. These clocks are not usually used Details Production date: 1900 to present Best place to wear one: The mantel over the fireplace or the bulkhead next to your yacht’s chart table. Better yet — put a Chelsea clock in both spots Ratings ( Rarity: Durability: Parts/service availability: Cool factor: Web: www.chelseaclock.com is best): for navigation (prior to satellite navigation systems, ocean-going vessels employed a special breed of clock — known as marine chronometers). Still, marine clocks are found on the bridge, in officer’s quarters and possibly in wardrooms and other common areas for displaying the time, and, more importantly, ringing a pattern of ships bells that alert Neat Stuff by Tony Piff Phone of Fortune The Vertu for Bentley smartphone is wrapped in quilted calf leather and features a sapphire touch screen, Hasselbladtuned camera, knurled titanium casing, engine-turned back plate and screws modeled after the Bentley air vent. Each phone bears the etched signature of the British craftsman who assembled it. Vertu’s Android operating system and Silent Circle encryption deliver the performance and security you’d expect in a premium blackphone, and the 24/7 “Concierge” puts a live personal assistant at the swipe of your finger. $17,100 from www.vertu.com. 34 Decked Out When you and your mates have motored out into the countryside, far bey reach of cell re reach for that ot palm-sized ent ment device: a d of playing card “Don’t Die Out There!” deck functions like any other 56-card deck, but it’s also a handy survival manual, with practical tips and emergency information on each card. So when your phone can’t help you, you can help yourself. $5.95 from www.bladehq.com © Sports Car Market The Best Time Piece for Your Y various watches or hip. This connection n innovation that the a designed, patented d in 1900. d to quality, Chelsea two levels of product y confused, but they o distinguish. There ial price difference o levels. ell model is Chelsea’s ted entirely in-house materials available, Ship’s Strike line uite similar — yet es an imported ovement. Although the two lines can be distinguished simply by name, a notable difference will be observed upon close examination of the dial. The finer Ship’s Bell line features numerals and lettering that are deeply engraved into the dial and then blacked. The Ship’s Strike figures are simply painted onto the dial. The Ship’s Bell mechanism, made at Chelsea, is all brass, with many gold-plated parts. The Ship’s Strike has an imported brass and steel movement without the decorative gold-plating. Because so many Chelsea clocks are found in U.S. government and military branches, many heads of state and industry tycoons buy and use the marine clocks in their own lives. This is probably because so many political and business leaders have military backgrounds. According to Chelsea, no less than 12 presidents owned Chelsea clocks, and there are countless photographs of politicians that show a Chelsea clock in the background. Aristotle Onassis, Leonid Brezhnev, Mitt Romney, Bob Hope, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Elvis Presley have all owned Chelsea clocks. The six-inch Ship’s Bell clock pictured bears a retail price of $2,840, which includes the mahogany base that you will not need if your plan is to mount the clock on the bulkhead of your mega-yacht. If that is so, I recommend installing Chelsea’s matching barometer/thermometer right next to the clock.

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In Miniature by Marshall Buck 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf Le Mans Ford GT40s are cars I can never quite get enough of — especially when they are painted in Gulf Blue-and-orange colors. I know I am not alone on that. GT40s had a winning streak at Le Mans from 1966 through 1969. The first two wins (in 1966 and 1967) were with big-block cars: the GT40 Mk II and Mk IV. The last two wins, in 1968 and 1969, were very significant, as the winning car for both years was chassis 1075, which was a supposedly outdated Mk 1, powered with a 289-ci small block. So much for obsolescence! The 1968 Le Mans-winning car was piloted by Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi. The other two 1968 GT40 Le Mans cars did not finish the race. Model Details Production date: 2012–14 Quantity: 1,000 models of the Number 9 1968 Le Mans winner; 500 models each of the Number 10 and Number 11 1968 Le Mans cars. Both of these cars failed to finish the race. SCM five-star rating: Overall quality: Authenticity: Overall value: ½ Web: www.sparkmodel.com My focus this round is on the three 1968 Le Mans Gulf cars, all produced in 1:43 scale by Spark Models. These were staggered releases, but finally, all three are together. Spark has also produced many other fine GT40 models, and more are on the way. Spark has also produced the two 1969 Gulf Le Mans cars in 1:43 scale, and the 1969 winner in 1:87 scale, along with versions of the 1968 and 1969 winner in 1:18 scale. The tiny one is a gem, but the 1:18 models both suffer from an odd stance and questionable rear tires. So I settled on a complete 1968 team set in 1:43 scale. These little GT40s have a very high level of detail, fit, finish and accuracy. Spark sometimes gets their models wrong or Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Klemantaski: Master Motorsports Photographer by Paul Parker, images from the Klemantaski Collection, Motorbooks, 272 pages, $47.73, Amazon Whether or not you know that Louis Klemantaski made them, a couple of his images should be on the top 10 iconic motorsports images list, should BuzzFeed ever get around to motorsports. First is a tight cockpit shot of Norman Wilson in his ERA R4A at Brooklands in 1939. No helmet, but he is wearing aviator goggles and a nubby sweater perfect for hanging around the pub. Wilson is leaning over, every part of his being shouting his focus on the apex. The second is a wide shot of Mike Hawthorn in a Cooper Bristol at Goodwood in 1952. Hawthorn, leaning right as the car leans left, appears to be aiming for the lens. You can’t help but think whoever shot this must have been killed seconds later. Both are arresting, powerful depictions of the skill and precision that simply define racing. Both are also telling depictions of Klemantaski’s skill and ability to bring to bear a tiny Leica on a fast-moving event and freeze it forever. Klemantaski is full of wonderful images like this: from quiet moments in the pits, to in-car moments as navigator in the Mille Miglia, to drivers before and after the racing. He was fully engaged in motorsports from the mid-1930s through the late 1960s, returning to the track with his love of photography intact after a crash in 1933 at Brooklands left him hobbled. That accident put him and his Leica at the center of one of the great periods of racing in Europe, pre- and post-war — especially during the heyday of 36 Mercedes and Auto Union. He was one of the few photographing both marques in color. He chronicled many of the important machines, events and personalities that have become touchstones for those of us with a taste for cars when the cars were distinctive, the slides were lurid and the drivers larger-than-life playboys. All eras end, and Klemantaski himself found, as the cars became lower and the drivers lower still, that the beauty of seeing them at work was diminished, the images less compelling. But the images in Klemantaski are the good stuff, culled from the collection of negatives acquired by Peter Sachs in 1990. It’s a simply arresting selection. Can we have more, please? Provenance: The images speak for themselves. Of course, as time passes, we all ache to know more details, and automotive historian Paul Parker’s captions are detailed and expansive. Fit and finish: Great images get a showcase that is technically top-notch and a design that gets out of the way. Drivability: You will see some obscure cars from the era, find plenty of names you don’t recognize and, mostly, some crisp, telling photographs created with rare skill. We should all be glad he wasn’t a fan of horse racing. Luckily, Klemantaski was going to the right part of the Goodwood estate, as well as Donnington, Le Mans and everywhere across Europe where brave men and women drove fast, exciting cars. ♦ Sports Car Market does a mediocre job, but not so with these three GT40s, which are among the best of any type of car Spark has produced to date. They are not perfect, but they come damn close, and are very reasonably priced at about $80 each. Model companies made countless numbers of Gulf GT40 models and kits over the years. If you are okay with 1:43 scale, then these Sparks are the ones to get, as they offer the biggest bang for the buck. Body shapes are perfectly captured, and there is great paint finish and perfect application of all decals. The windows are clear, allowing you to enjoy well-detailed interiors. If you look through the rear window, you’ll see little Weber carbs with a cover plate atop them. The accurately treaded tires with their thin gold stripes and gold Firestone lettering are a great match to the chromeand-orange wheels. Brake discs and calipers are right behind the crisply cast wheel spokes. On the right rear corner of each car are the large, round Le Mans ID lights. So, with all of that great detail, how on earth did Spark make the following mistake? The winning car has no door vent windows — just open square cut-outs where the vent windows should be. Those windows are correctly in place on the two later releases of the other, did-not-finish cars. Overall, these are great models, but authenticity takes a hit because of the problems with the vent windows.

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Collecting Thoughts Rising Porsche 911 Prices The 911’s Steady Roll I expect a steady upward trend across all models, with the great and extraordinary accelerating away from the mundane and needful by Miles Collier 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 coupe, Gooding Lot 16, sold for $643,500 “ W hat’s behind the extraordinary rise in Porsche prices and the auction results at Scottsdale?” asked SCM Editor Chester Allen. He sent me 11 auction results: two from RM, eight from Gooding and one from Bonhams. If we look at those results, we see high prices for Porsches of all ages and types. Because of the large variety of Porsches sold, we can assume a broad spectrum of buyers with varying desires. Given that almost 77,000 356s and 820,000 911s have been built, it would seem almost impossible, even accounting for normal scrap rates, for there to be enough demand to raise prices of these cars across the board. We can divide editor Allen’s list of results into two groups: 356 cars, and the sub- sequent 911 models, although the 1966 912 (Gooding Lot 912, $82,500), a 911 chassis with a 356 engine, cleverly splits the difference. Porsche 356 prices Let’s start with the 356s. With a total produc- tion of 77,000 cars between 1949 and 1965 — when production ceased in favor of the 911 — the 356 was built in sufficient numbers that even today, 50 years after the last new one hit the streets, they can be found close to home almost anywhere. While they aren’t overly difficult to find, really nice 356s are considerably thinner on the ground. Porsche 356s are deceptively simple at first glance. Some might say they’re just a hot-rodded VW with a blobby-looking body, but the reality is much different. While appearing remarkably simple, they are actually fiendishly difficult and expensive to restore, and they commonly require lots of it because of their chronic rust problems. Mechanically, even the pushrod cars differ enough from Volkswagens that they require special- 40 ist care if their famous reliability is to be preserved. While the later 356s have the chops to drive with modern traffic, it’s asking a lot from the engine to hammer away on an interstate highway for hours at a time. Bottom line, today’s nice 356s are almost exclusively hobbyist and collector cars. For example, the Bonhams 356B 1600 Super notch- back (Lot 119, $94,600), long the least desirable 356 body style (its cabriolet-style steel top is permanently welded to a cabriolet body to make an odd-looking coupe), is probably going to a 356 collector. This car is perhaps a “tick-the-box” addition to a 356 collection 1961 Porsche 356B 1600 Super notchback, Bonhams Lot 119, sold for $94,600) Sports Car Market Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Gooding & Company Pawel Litwinski, courtesy of Bonhams

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1986 Porsche 930 Turbo, Gooding Lot 37, sold for $126,500 lacking such a body variant. Conversely, the very authentic 356B Carrera 2 coupe ($643,500, Gooding Lot 16), our prohibitive price leader, is a serious collector’s car with its complex, race-derived type-587 4-cam, plain-bearing engine. This is definitely not a car that a neophyte Porsche collector would — or should — tackle. On to the 911s Our selection of 911s ranges from the fully optioned, 5-speed, five- gauge 1966 912 to Gooding’s 1986 930 Turbo (Lot 37, $126,500), which can hardly inhabit the same buyer’s universe as the above-mentioned Carrera 2 coupe. Contrasting with the Carrera 2, I would posit someone wanted a “driver” Turbo and was happy with a late — hence Europeanmarket-only — car. The buyer paid up for a really nice, low mileage example. 911 leaders Not surprisingly, the two 1965 911s, one from Gooding (Lot 20, $253,000) and one from RM (Lot 163, $297,000), and RM’s 1969 911S soft-window Targa (Lot 220, $286,000) lead the price parade. Early 0-series 911s are quite rare due to 50 years of attrition. They have become sought after by 911 enthusiasts, as they are the foundational 911. Based on its evergreen, cutting-edge capabilities, the 911 must be regarded as one of — if not the — most important sports cars of the post-war era. Consequently, early 911s now appear to have arrived as the mandatory early “bookend” for serious Porsche collections. Likewise, RM’s Targa represents the first year of the better-handling, long-wheelbase B-series 911. Its Irish Green and black colors are attractive, while its potent S engine adds performance. As it was the last year for the soft Targa rear window, our ’69 S offers another “check-the-box” opportunity for collectors. The other special car was Gooding’s factory-original Sand Beige 1967 911S ($253,000). Fast and demanding to drive, these are the gold standard for early short-wheelbase enthusiasts. Introduced with a barely tamed 160-DIN-horsepower engine and distinctive Fuchs “windmill” alloy wheels, the first S was stunning in the day. Sadly, it is hard for much of anything to look good in Sand Beige, and I infer that color was the price killer, causing this 911S to sell below low estimate. Also failing to achieve low estimate at Gooding were a 1966 Gulf Blue 911 (Lot 60, $170,500), which took an $80,000 hit for being one year newer, and two 1973 cars, one an ivory white 911 2.4 S (Lot 31, $145,750), which fell below the mark despite its “S” engine. The other 1973 car, a low-horsepower, gold metallic 2.4 T ($115,500), received no lift from its desirable sunroof. Not skyrocketing — but indeed rolling Now, let’s test Editor Allen’s idea that Porsches are on a price roll. First, unarguably, as a longtime Porsche observer, I find these prices pretty staggering, but how did these cars do against their estimates? Including all commissions, one — RM’s 1965 911 — sold above high estimate, six sold within the estimate, and four sold below low estimate. April 2015 1965 Porsche 911, RM Lot 163, sold for $297,000 41 1969 Porsche 911S soft-window Targa, RM Lot 220, sold for $286,000 Based on an admittedly invalid statistical sample suffering from selection bias, our “staggering” prices appear to be within to slightly below estimates. I might also note that based on the catalog entries, these cars are all well-presented examples. Most have all their original books, toolkits and other accessories that add to the quality of the offering. Importantly, an associate who was in the Gooding salesroom told me that the auctioneer had to work the room hard to sell the lots irrespective of make. I was also told that there was a lack of European buying support, which I infer came from the plunging euro and other woes. Well, are Porsches on a roll or not? Yes, Editor Allen is astute. Similar to Mercedes 300SLs, I would expect a steady upward trend across all models, with the great and extraordinary accelerating away from the mundane and needful. Almost 900,000 Porsches in the market since 1949 makes my state- ment hard to swallow. Here’s why I’m right: Consider the 1970s and 1980s, the period dur- ing which many of our newer collectors developed their car jones. What makes are they going to buy for their collections? Jaguar? Surely not. A Mercedes 560SL? A Countach? Merry laughter ensues. A Ferrari F40? Sure, but what are you actually going to drive on that road trip? You get the idea. There’s only one make that remains consistently excellent in performance and dead-reliable in function across those decades. Sure, some Porsches are better than others (the water-cooled 924s, 944s and 928s don’t exist from a collecting standpoint), but all Porsches were good and all share the direct DNA that has graced the marque from the beginning. Backed up by the Porsche Club of America, the world’s largest owners’ club, and by the 356 Registry, Porsche experiences with new friends are a cinch. With a model that has been pre-eminent for 50 years, parts and service availability are a given. So, what sports car has to be represented in every collection world-wide containing post-1965 cars? All our subject Porsches were fairly bought and sold. ♦ Karissa Hosek ©2015, courtesy of RM Auctions Patrick Ernzen ©2015, courtesy of RM Auctions

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Legal Files John Draneas Do Your Homework Before Bidding Auction companies act as a broker on behalf of the consignor, and they simply tell us what the consignor told them You agreed not to believe me The main line of defense was the language of the bidder’s agreement that Ted signed. The pertinent provision reads: “…the Purchaser…is buying property entirely upon his own or his agent’s personal examination, inspection and opinion. All lots are sold ‘AS IS, WHERE IS.’” The court interpreted this provision as a “no reliance” provision, which means that the bidder had agreed that he would make his own inspections and investigations about the car — and would not rely upon anything the auction company might say about the car. Under Illinois law, which applied, as it was the site of the auction, no-reliance provisions are generally enforceable. The court’s interpretation resulted in the dismissal of Ted’s fraud and misrepresentation claims. As a general legal principle, a buyer cannot claim that he was defrauded by a seller’s statements unless he believed and relied upon them. Having agreed that he would form his own opinions and not rely upon the auction company’s statements, the statements could not have caused his damages. The faulty NCRS certificate was summarily dismissed. The court read it closely and concluded that all it really said was that a 1967 Corvette with these identification numbers was produced by Chevrolet. It did not claim that this Corvette was actually that Corvette. A recent Federal District Court decision in Illinois should be of serious concern to auction bidders. If it stands, we might all have to take a full coterie of mechanics and consultants with us to each auction. Our plaintiff, “Ted,” was a successful bidder at a 2011 auction. (“Legal Files” won’t identify the auction company because, as will be explained later, it isn’t particularly unique in this regard.) Ted purchased a 1967 Corvette 427/435 coupe at a hammer price of $68,500 — $72,610 after buyer’s commission. The Corvette was in beautiful condition, and it was displayed with an NCRS certificate certifying the authenticity of the car. Ted claims that several Corvette experts expressed their doubts about the authenticity of the Corvette after he placed the winning bid. Upon inspection after he took the car home, Ted was told that the Corvette was a bitsa — “a fraudulent amalgamation of Corvette parts from various model years, placed on a damaged 1964 Corvette frame, with fraudulent vehicle identification numbers and tags … with the vehicle then cosmetically altered … to appear to be a 1967 coupe.” His demands to unwind the deal were refused, so Ted sued the auction company and the consignor. Ted asserted the following claims against the auction company and the consignor: 1. Passing off a 1964 Corvette as a 1967 Corvette and offering an inaccurate NCRS certificate constituted fraud and negligent misrepresentation. 2. It was a breach of contract since he was not provided with proper and legal title to the Corvette. 3. Based upon these problems, he should be allowed to get his $72,610 back. The auction company and consignor filed a Motion to Dismiss with respect to all of Ted’s claims. This motion attempted to eliminate the lawsuit at the procedural stage. The argument is that, even if everything that Ted has alleged about the situation is true, he has not made any proper legal claims. Consequently, there is no need to waste time and effort on a trial, and the case should just be tossed out of court. 42 Not a clean title The court did rule that Ted could go to trial on the breach-of-contract claim. Although the auction company did give him a certificate of title to the 1967 Corvette with the claimed VIN, the car Ted purchased was actually a 1964 Corvette with some other original VIN, camouflaged as a 1967 with a phony VIN. Consequently, it was not clear whether Ted actually received a proper certificate of title to the car that he purchased. To resolve that would require a trial, where evidence and witnesses could be examined. If it turns out that the certificate of title works, then Ted will be out of luck. If it doesn’t, then the failure to provide good title will allow Ted to get his money back. Sounds pretty expensive! What gives? The apparent lack of liability on the part of the auction company will no doubt make many readers howl over the unfairness of it all. After all, the misrepresentation here goes to the very identity, character and essence of the car being sold. “Legal Files” contacted SCMer Bryan Shook, a Camp Hill, PA, at- torney who has made an international practice out of litigating collector car disputes, and asked for his comments. Shook said this disclaimer is overly broad and contrary to public policy. He also sees it as grossly unfair because of the perceptions that auction houses have intentionally created: “Many auctions have a team of car specialists as well as researchers and writers who research and write each vehicle’s auction description. The gist of the information may be provided by the consignor; however, the auctions are generally selective of the cars they permit into their events and all (or most) of the cars are vetted (in some fashion) by a researcher or car specialist,” Shook said. “The statement that the ‘auction house has no obligation to verify or authenticate any such claims or representations’ may legally be true; however, in the course of the consigning process and the promotion process, the auction does vet the cars, and accordingly the auctions have become known in the hobby as only selling the best (or at least good) cars due, at least in part, to the Sports Car Market

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efforts undertaken by the auctions to improve their consignments by vetting the consigned cars prior to sale. Therefore, since the auctions voluntarily accept this obligation or duty to verify and authenticate the cars they offer for sale, they have through these efforts created a sense of security in bidders and hobbyists in general — so much so that they should not now be permitted to hide behind a disclaimer which would effectively nullify their efforts and the security which they have worked to instill in their bidders.” In common use No-reliance provisions are very common in auction bidder agree- ments. Consider a second provision used by another auction house: “No statements, including those in the catalog or in any other material, shall be deemed to create a representation or warranty by either the auction company or the seller of the vehicle.” And consider a third one from another well-known house: “Bidder is responsible for inspections and verifications of condition, authenticity, and completeness of any vehicle purchased. No warranties or representation of any kind are made by the auction company. Statements printed in catalogs… signs… and verbal statements made by auctioneers or auction staff are representations made by the Consignor [not the auction company].” Striking a balance Shook makes a strong argument about the perceptions that the auc- tion companies have created, and he may well be able to make that stick in an appropriate case. But let’s be real about this. Take, for example, a typical mega-auction, in which more than 1,000 cars might change hands in a week. The auction staffers research and verify as much as they can about the cars they accept. But can we really expect them to thoroughly vet that many vehicles each year and find all the problem cars? If they have other auctions across the country, the task quickly becomes impossible. At the core of the auction process, the auction company is acting as a broker on behalf of the consignor. The auction company is simply repeating to us what they were told by the consignor. As long as it is reasonable to rely upon the consignor and the auction company adds no incorrect content of its own, any misrepresentations should be the liability of the consignor, who is the real culprit here. Of course, the auction companies do try to cultivate a “we have your back” perception. That’s great marketing and PR, but we should realize that they can only do so much. It’s fair that they make it clear that they aren’t insurance companies. But having said that, a very real unfairness still results from some of these provisions. Notice that Ted’s claims were dismissed against both the auction company and the consignor. That is unfair overkill — the auction company should be able to protect itself, but it shouldn’t be allowed to protect the consignor from his own fraud. That is the biggest problem with this provision, and the second one shares the same fault. The third one, however, skates the line very nicely. It essentially states that if you get lied to, go sue the lying consignor, not the auction company. That’s okay. What should you do? Auction bidders need to carefully read all the fine print in their bid- der agreements — and protect themselves accordingly. Don’t want to go to that trouble? Then consider this comment from the court: “There is generally little that courts can do to protect persons who are prone to signing contracts without reading them from the natural consequence of their folly.” ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. April 2015 43

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Simon Says Simon Kidston A New, Sweet Home after 54 Years Cheers of joy over the telephone as a family welcomes a California Spyder in need of loving care advised against it, but as you’ve probably guessed by now, the seller did a U-turn. It was not the Christmas present we were expecting, but the world’s not the place it once was. And, for once, it was a blessing in disguise. Rétromobile redemption As the minutes ticked away towards the Artcurial auc- tion’s 2 p.m. starting time, security guards struggled to contain the mounting tide of rubberneckers, journalists, dealers, restorers, enthusiasts and collectors trying to overwhelm the auction house staff manning the entrance to Hall 2 at Paris’s Rétromobile show. Inside, shrouded in near darkness — save for eerie mood lighting and quirky soft music — the mortal remains of the 59 cars of the Baillon Collection awaited their fate under the hammer of veteran French auctioneer Hervé Poulain. “Lot number 59,” he finally exclaimed three hours later to a room packed with some 3,500 spectators who had waited eagerly for the star of the show: the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder. Try reading that with a very thick French accent, and Le chaos, as a crowd of enthusiasts watches the sale of Alain Delon’s old Ferrari I magine how visitors to the 1961 Paris Motor Show might have reacted, especially those who admired the svelte curves of the elegant blue Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder on the Italian firm’s stand, if you’d offered them a glimpse into the future and told them that one day — 54 years from then, in fact — that same car would be displayed for the world to see in neglected and forlorn glory. Divine dereliction, you might call it; the auction house modestly opted for “The Holy Grail of Automobiles.” The 1961 showgoers would have been even more surprised if you’d told them that one day the forgotten sports car would be worth almost double the figure Enzo Ferrari demanded 18 months later from Henry Ford II — for his entire company. Of course I’m talking about the French “barn find” Ferrari that has been making TV and newspaper headlines around the world since its record-breaking sale at auction in Paris a few days ago. A couple of months earlier I shared some of its backstory with you. Now I can reveal the rest…. A Christmas disappointment Timing, in collecting as in life, really is everything. When I’d learned last November that the horde of aging automotive beauties amassed by reclusive trucking company owner Roger Baillon and his late son Jacques was to be sold at auction by Artcurial, I put aside disappointment — I’d been following the California Spyder for years — and set about tracking down an alternative. The logic was simple: We had a mandate to find such a car for a good client, and if the Baillon one sold well, which truly fresh discoveries tend to (especially if Alain Delon and Jane Fonda are photographed cavorting in them), then every other California Spyder owner was likely to get starry eyed, too. We needed to act before the auction. It goes without saying that in this business you always keep irons in the fire, and so when a friendly meal with the agent of another collector led to those immortal words: “I’m not promising he’d sell, but what’s your offer?” it seemed that maybe the stars had aligned after all. One thing quickly led to another, and in a matter of days a price was agreed upon, inspection completed and a draft contract circulated. The seller was dictating terms — this was 2014, remember — to which, one by one, the buyer agreed. And then, as seems to always be the case with bigger deals, the Christmas holidays intervened to put everything on hold. Not to worry, said the seller’s agent: His client would back after the vacation, suitably refreshed and ready to complete. I’m not sure whether the holiday wasn’t to his liking, or perhaps his fortune teller 44 then get three friends to do the same very loudly — preferably all together but each in his own words — and you’ll start to understand why at a French car auction you’re actually likely to understand very little. The auctioneer takes bids up, then down if nobody actually bids, whilst his specialists, although deferring to him with frequent “Oui, Maitre,” all vie for attention as they shout at random about the car, repeat bids, solicit bids, think they’ve spotted a bid (sorry, it was a Gallic wave to un ami) and generally get very excited. Le chaos barely sums it up, but today, somehow, it worked. By the end of the marathon sale, everything had found a new home, mostly for prices that defied all logic. And the famous Ferrari? Yep, that too, and the cheers of joy of an entire family at the other end of the telephone pressed to my ear as I made the winning bid and the hammer came down never felt so sweet. I’ll bet Hank the Deuce felt the same when his cars finally crossed the line ahead of Enzo’s at Le Mans… ♦ The smiling agent confers with his elated clients Sports Car Market Steve Wakefield, k500.com Steve Wakefield, k500.com

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Feature 2015 Arizona Concours Building Momentum In Its Second Year Arizona Auction Week now has a world-class opening event Story and photos by Carl Bomstead Nine cars were presented in the class, including the Plymouth Explorer, Cadillac Series 62 and the Ghia GS 1 coupe. Two stunning Fiats by Ghia were also presented: the 1954 8V coupe and the futuristic 8V Supersonic, which was awarded the Best in Class. A 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, pre- sented by the Academy of Art University, was a consistent object of attention. Priced at $10,000 when new, it was designed by Phil Wright and had a steeply angled grille, concealed sidemount spares and a uniquely tapered rear section. Only five were built and three survive. Publisher Keith Martin and Editor-at- Large Donald Osborne served as emcees, and they kept the event percolating with lively interviews with many of the entrants while raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Arizona foundation. One highlight was Martin’s interview Just because it’s a desert doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy splendor in the grass T he Arizona Concours d’Elegance, in only its second year, is quickly becoming an upper-tier event. This year’s concours, at the Arizona Biltmore on January 11, 2015, was ideally positioned at the beginning of the widely attended Arizona Auction Week — and it is the only concours of this big week. The Arizona Biltmore, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright disciple Albert Chase McArthur, provides an ideal intimate garden setting for the 90 cars presented. Two events were added to the 2015 concours agenda: a Saturday Elegance at Speed Seminar and a Monday Tour d’Elegance. The seminar featured former race driver Lyn St. James and noted car designers Peter Brock, Kip Wasenko and Nigel Bennett. The Tour d’Elegance included a visit to the Scottsdale Auto Museum, which houses the impressive collection of Bill and Linda Pope. After lunch the tour visited the home of Paul and Gladys Wright, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his son Paul. It is rarely open to the public and was a fitting ending to a remarkable three days of concours activity. The Sunday concours featured 90 cars in 17 classes. Details Tour: Tour d’Elegance on local roads takes place on the day after the concours Winners: Best in Show: Thomas Taffet’s 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet Plan ahead: The third annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance weekend is scheduled for January 9–11, 2016 Where: The Arizona Biltmore, 2400 East Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016 Cost: Admission to the concours is $75 Number of entries: 90 Web: www.arizonaconcours.com 48 The featured classes showcased the cars of Frank Lloyd Wright and the 100th anniversary of Carrozzeria Ghia. Frank Lloyd Wright, in addition to being one of America most influential architects, was a connoisseur of elegant automobiles. He owned at least two Cord L-29s and he always painted his cars Cherokee Red. Included in the class were his 1937 AC, 1953 Bentley R-type and a 1949 Crosley Hot Shot that was used by his students. Giacinto Ghia, who died at age 57 in 1944, did not live to see many of the stunning designs that bore his name. After his passing, the firm was sold to Mario Boano, and by the early 1950s, Ghia was building concept cars for Chrysler and Ford. This led to the famed Dual-Ghia and lesser designs such as the Karmann Ghia. of racing legends Sir Stirling Moss OBE and Norman Dewis OBE. Their exploits are legendary and the discussion was most interesting. Best of Show was presented to the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K owned by Thomas Taffet of Chatsworth, CA. It was one of only 32 built, and the car was a spectacular presentation as the burgundy livery glistened in the Arizona sunshine. Presenting a concours is not an easy task, and it requires the dedicated efforts of a committed group of volunteers. Executive Director Kevin Cornish is to be commended for guiding the organizing committee and achieving what was widely agreed to be spectacular results. Make-A-Wish Arizona was the concours beneficiary, and when all was said and done, $90,000 was realized for this well-deserving charity. No sooner had the last car left the show field than plan- ning for the 2016 event was under way. We are certainly anticipating another spectacular event, as Duesenberg will be the feature class. ♦ 1954 Plymouth Explorer Sports Car Market

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ARIZONA AUCTION WEEK IN PICTURES Prizes sit under wraps in the pre-dawn stillness at Gooding & Company Automotive Excellence Blooms in the Arizona Desert It’s nearly impossible to fully capture the drama, fun and spectacle of Arizona Auction Week, but here is a small sampling of what we saw during the $291m mega-sale A 1961 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 roadster catches some rays and eyeballs at Bonhams 50 Ringman Marty Hill fires up the crowd as a 1968 Plym Sports Car Market Jack Tockston Tony Piff Jim Pickering Tony Piff

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Auction personnel display a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS for the crowd shortly before it hammers sold for $40k at Barrett-Jackson mouth GTX rumbles onto the block at Russo and Steele April 2015 Sports car royalty awaits new homes at RM Auctions 51 Tony Piff

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Ferrari Profile 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder A 250 California is a cornerstone car no matter what configuration. They are collection centerpieces by Steve Ahlgrim Details Years produced: 1957–60 (LWB only) Number produced: 42 steel and nine alloy cars Original list price: $11,600 Current SCM Valuation: $6.5m–$9.5m Tune-up cost: $3,000–$5,000 Distributor caps: $450 (two needed) Chassis # location: Left frame tube, front of engine compartment Engine # location: Right rear engine mount Clubs: Ferrari Owner’s Club, Ferrari Club of America Websites: www.ferrariownersclub.org, www.ferrariclubofamerica.org Alternatives: 1956–59 Ferrari 250 TdF, 1957–59 Ferrari 250 PF cabriolet Series 1, 1958–63 Aston Martin DB4 DHC SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Lot 112, s/n 1055GT Condition 1 Sold at $8,800,000 Chassis number: 1425GT Engine number: 1425GT T 54 he extraordinary Ferrari presented here, 1425GT, is the 27th of 50 California Spyders built on the long-wheelbase 250 GT chassis. Consistent with its May 1959 build date, this California Spyder benefits from a number of significant evolutionary improvements introduced throughout the model’s two-year production run. Although more than 55 years have passed since it left the factory, 1425GT has never warranted a full restoration. Simply maintained as required, the Ferrari is largely unchanged since the seller acquired it over 45 years ago. Still wearing its late-1960s red paint and original black leather upholstery, this California Spyder possesses a glorious, irreplaceable patina that is sure to resonate with sophisticated collectors. 1425GT is offered with tool roll, original spare and an extensive file of documentation that includes important ownership records, service invoices, shipping documents, period photos, sales literature, parts catalogs, written offers, and fascinating personal correspondence dating back to 1969. For the next caretaker, this opportunity ought to hold the same promise and excitement as the moment that the owner arrived at Tom Meade’s garage in Modena and first laid eyes on his new California Spyder. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 46, sold for $7,700,000, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding and Company’s Scottsdale Auction on January 16, 2015. The next time someone chides you for curing wrinkle- finish cam covers in your kitchen oven, tell them about the guy who filled his living room with turn-of-the-century bicycles. Jack Castor was an aerospace engineer — and a bit on the eccentric side. Over his lifetime, he amassed a worldclass collection of early bicycles, and he gained international acclaim for his ability to ride them. In 1984, Castor rode a high-wheel bicycle from Boston to San Francisco in 44 days. In 2002, Castor won the Velocipede World Championship held in Belgium. High-wheelers have no brakes, and the pedals are direct-drive, so they are notoriously difficult to ride downhill. In 2000, at a high-wheeler tour of New Zealand, Castor was demonstrating to a film crew his method of throwing his legs over the handlebars to coast down a hill when he crashed — and made himself an Internet sensation. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Lot 30, s/n 1073GT Condition 1 Sold at $8,250,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/19/13 SCM# 214771 RM Auctions, Phoenix, AZ, 1/16/14 SCM# 232099 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Prototype Lot 137, s/n 0769GT Condition 2+ Sold at $6,600,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209492 Sports Car Market Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company

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versions. Most significantly, Californias were built in both open- and covered-headlight configuration. A 250 California is a cornerstone car no matter what configuration it is. They make a centerpiece of a collection — or a headliner for an auction. It seems hardly a major car-auction weekend — such as Monterey, Arizona or Amelia Island — goes by without a California Spyder as a star lot. A quick check of SCM’s Platinum Auction Database shows that at least 20 Californias crossed an auction block over the past seven years. I suspect a similar number were privately traded. A California is a must-have car for a serious Ferrari collector, and their importance is reflected in their trading price. This California Spyder is a tough one to value. It has a rich history, but the change from open headlights to closed headlights has to hurt its value. This modification knocks 1425GT out of major award consideration at most major concours. The change would also eliminate it from receiving a full Ferrari Classiche certificate, a nod that’s almost mandatory for top Ferraris. Returning 1425GT to its original configuration is problematic, as that makes it an open-headlight car, which is arguably less attractive and less valuable. Gooding & Company played up the Tom Meade connection to temper Found and bought in Italy Castor also loved cars and automobilia. Castor famously owned two BMW 507s — one reportedly an ex-Elvis Presley car. He also amassed a Kaiser Traveler, a D-type Jaguar replica, vintage gas pumps and a bunch of other stuff. Among the other stuff was a Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, chas- sis 1425GT. The California was purchased in Italy from Tom Meade, an American who moved to Italy to be around the exotic cars and craftsmen who built them. Meade took on menial tasks at some of the carrozzerias supporting the exotic trade, and in return, he was taught the craft. He was a quick learner and a talented designer. Meade would become famous for a car he built called the Thomassima, which graced the December 1970 cover of Road & Track magazine. The Thomassima is currently on loan to Ferrari’s museum in Modena. Meade supported his passion by repairing, modifying and brokering old Ferraris — often for other Americans. Castor bought one of Meade’s creations, an early open-headlight Ferrari 250 California Spyder that had been converted to the more popular covered-headlight style. The car was all of $2,950, a number that mushroomed to $3,750 after shipping and expenses. That was still a good deal of money in 1969, so Castor financed the purchase by taking out a loan against a paid-off Volkswagen Beetle at his credit union. Castor preferred lots of toys in the toy box instead of a few nicer toys, so when the California Spyder developed an oil-pressure issue around 1980, he moved on to a different car and retired 1425GT to a space near a dormant Chevy-engined BMW 507. During the mid-2000s, a stay at Patrick Ottis’ Ferrari hospital res- urrected 1425GT to driving status. Once returned to running order, the California was occasionally seen at Northern California car events being used as Mr. Ferrari intended. Not all Californias are equal Like many early Ferraris, the California’s specifications evolved dur- ing its production. Most significantly, Ferrari shortened the wheelbase of later California cars by nearly eight inches to improve its already impressive handling. Evolution — Ferrari style — also brought about more-reliable engines, with spark plugs fitted in the outside rather than the inside — or V side — of the heads. Disc brakes were added during the production run, as were improved seating and many smaller changes. A few Californias were built in alloy, and some were built for competi- tion use. Cosmetics also evolved over time, with minor differences in some of the earlier cars and noticeable differences between the LWB and SWB April 2015 55 the issue, but Meade was a customizer rather than a restorer. Despite his name recognition, the instances of Meade’s work enhancing the value of a Ferrari are elusive. To restore or not to restore Restoration is the real dilemma with 1425GT. Today’s trend is to preserve originality at all costs, but 1425GT is fairly worn and hardly an original car. It has been color-changed from white to red, and the covered-headlight modification left it with a slightly pointed nose and the wrong bumpers. While it is a well-preserved car, it’s not a preservation award candidate. 1425GT is great to observe more as a piece of history than a top-value Cal Spyder. Gooding & Company gave 1425GT an $8m–$10m estimate. The $7,700,000 sale missed the mark, but it could hardly be considered disappointing. The sale was near the top end of the non-competition, steelbody, inside-plugs, drum-brake, open-headlight, LWB California Spyder market. 1425GT’s headlight covers add nothing to the value and may hurt a bit. Mr. Castor passed a few months back. His heirs should consider the car well sold. The buyer paid up for the prize and got a good car and wonderful stories. He may not have gotten the best end of the deal — but he didn’t miss by much. ♦ (Introductory descriptions courtesy of Gooding & Company.)

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English Profile 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Coupe The best of the best Tigers now have their claws firmly sunk in the Shelby Mustang value range by Dale Novak Details Years produced: 1964–67 Number produced 6,498 (plus 536 Mk II cars). Our subject car is the only coupe made Original list price: $3,425 Current SCM Valuation: $45,000–$90,000 Tune-up cost: $200 Distributor cap $30 Chassis # location: On firewall Engine # location: Where the starter bolts onto the block Club: Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club More: www.sunbeamtiger.co.uk Alternatives: Austin-Healeys with V8 engines, AC Cobra Mk VI, 1962–65 Shelby Cobra SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: B9472164HROFE Engine number: 3314627KA T his car is equipped with a 164-hp, 260-ci, OHV V8 engine with a 4-barrel carburetor, 4-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live axle rear suspension with semi- elliptic leaf springs, and front-disc and rear-drum hydraulic brakes. British coachbuilders Thomas Harrington Ltd. built only a handful of beautifully crafted fastback Le Mans coupe bodies for Sunbeam Alpine chassis during the early 1960s. Exactly one of those bodies was built for the Sunbeam Tiger, the potent Ford V8-powered “pocket rocket” developed with the assistance of Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles. This is that car, which is known to Sunbeam enthusiasts as simply “Harry.” Harry was reportedly a factory developmental proto- type that had been built based on future safety concerns about open-top models and with potential competition use in mind. Unfortunately, the end of Tiger production put an end to those lofty aspirations, and the Tiger Le Mans coupe remained a one-off. In 1982, the car was found in England. Ian Garrad, the son of onetime Sunbeam West Coast Competition Director Norman Garrad, confirmed the authenticity of this original running-and-driving Harrington coupe. It was brought to California, shown in its original condition for seven years, and then fully restored over a twoyear period, with much of the mechanical work being performed by Hollywood Sports Cars’ legendary Doane Spencer, who had built the original Tiger prototype de- 56 cades earlier. The restoration won Second in Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1990. This Tiger has been the winner of numerous other concours prizes in the years since, and it remains much as it was originally, with only a few modern modifications. These modifications, made at the suggestion of Doane Spencer, included upgrading the high-volume/high-pressure oil pump, modifying the heads for unleaded fuel, converting the original distributor to electronic switching, and adding a larger radiator with a five-blade fan and a 350-CFM Holley carburetor. This one-of-a-kind car is the most unique and special of all Tigers, and it represents the “holy grail” to enthusiasts of these potent cats. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 137, sold at RM Auctions’ Arizona sale for $187,000, including buyer’s premium, on January 15, 2015. When I was first contacted by SCM Executive Editor Chester Allen about this car, it was a simple email: “Hey, Dale, are you available for a profile for a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger?” Naturally, being a Tiger guy — I own a spiffy 1966 Mk 1A — I quickly replied to the affirmative. So, off I went, pointing my browser to RM Auctions and locating Lot 137. Hmmm, that’s odd, someone has fashioned a hard top to a Sunbeam Tiger. Those hooligans! Blasphemy! All fun aside, I quickly ascertained that this is the rather well-known — at least among Tiger aficionados — one and only Harrington Tiger. Yes, one of one — and an automobile with an exceptional history. 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Custom Lot F502, s/n B9470080 Condition 1 Sold at $115,000 Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/16/08 SCM# 48547 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II Lot 159, s/n B382100240LRXFE Condition 1 Sold at $231,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 247748 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I Lot 8, s/n B9473212LRXFE Condition 2Sold at $77,000 Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/14 SCM# 232065 Sports Car Market Matt Jacques ©2015, courtesy of RM Auctions

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A very good investment “Harry” sold previously as Lot 139 at RM Auctions’ Monterey Sports and Classics sale on August 19, 2005. There, “Harry” sold for $82,500, including buyer’s premium, and was described to be in nearly the same condition as it displays today. While I don’t know whether the car changed hands between RM’s 2005 Monterey sale and 2015 Arizona sales, what we can define is the appreciation of this asset, with over $100,000 being added to the final tally. That’s just slightly over a 9% return based on the initial outlay of $82,500. Of course, this does not include the cost of insurance, maintenance and other miscellaneous costs, but we can still celebrate a 9% return in the 1% world we currently live in. Especially a tangible asset you can enjoy and actually use. Tigers on a tear While we won’t be able to pull up any super-specific comps for a From motorcars to sports cars If you are not familiar with the history of the Harrington coachwork, here’s a quick primer on the subject: Thomas Harrington Ltd. was a fine coachbuilding firm in Brighton, England. Their main line of business was affixing their coachwork to chassis from other manufacturers, notably for Commer and Bedford as well as Rolls-Royce and Talbot. Their coachwork was very expensive, but it was also highly respected for quality and craftsmanship. As such, that level of quality requires the proper amount of time to complete each car. Sales were respectable, but rival coachbuilders could produce more bodies at a lower cost, and eventually Harrington began exploring other opportunities to stay viable. By the early 1960s, Harrington had developed a following for their ability to create and mold fiberglass to very fine standards. The Harrington and Rootes families already had a great relationship — so much so that Harrington operated a Rootes car dealership as a separate entity. This relationship ultimately led to Rootes asking Harrington to build the first Alpine coupe in 1961 — aka the Harrington Alpine. From 1961 to 1964, approximately 384 Alpine-series sports cars got Harrington bodies. These would break down to four series of the stylish car — and the Le Mans edition sold from 1961 to 1963. One, and only one, of those Harrington Le Mans coupes would find its way onto a genuine Sunbeam Tiger chassis. That Tiger (aka Harry) displays chassis number B9472164 with a Jenson build date of January 7, 1965. Harry’s fantastic history Chassis number B9472164 comes replete with some notable history — as Doane Spencer handled its mechanical restoration. Spencer was a legendary mechanic and very well known for his longstanding relationship with driver Jim Adams. Between the two of them, they successfully raced a notorious Tiger in SCCA B Production — and continued on to the 1965 American Road Race of Champions in Daytona, FL. To own a Tiger of any sort, and having Doane Spencer wrench on it, will put it on a higher plane than others. Add in that our subject car is the only Harrington coupe built on a Tiger chassis, and special stacks on top of special. A unique, beautiful car The Harrington Le Mans coupe displays great lines. It is perhaps similar in nature to an AC Aceca Bristol without the large mouth up front — and a bit more formal in its overall stance, with a less rakish windshield and perhaps more angular rear end. The cockpit is exceptional, with a beautiful wood dash and logical gauge layout topped off with an attractive wood-trimmed steering wheel. Other portions of the car could have been finished with a more refined look, and the wheels, although stock to the configuration, look a tad too modern for the balance of the car. Still, it’s all GT — and a car very suitable for touring in dubious weather. April 2015 57 one-of-one Tiger, what we can do is take a look at the Tiger market in general. Lately, plenty of Tigers have been up for grabs — and for good reason. The money has been exceptional. As an example, Mecum’s recent Kissimmee, FL, sale included four Tigers, with three of them changing hands, the highest of which, Lot F224, sold for $101,520 with the buyer’s premium included. In September of 2014 at Auctions America’s Auburn Fall sale, three more changed ownership, with a Tiger Mk II selling for $143,000. The top public sale appears to be a 1967 Mk II that sold for $231,000 at RM Auctions’ 2014 Monterey sale. To state that many Tigers now have their claws firmly entrenched in the Shelby Mustang value range would be an accurate statement. For most Tiger owners, those sales are not an anomaly — a one- time incident between two well-heeled, red-mist-saturated buyers. It’s something most Tiger enthusiasts have seen coming for more than a few years now — myself included. Tigers are questionably stylish cars. They are finicky at times, but they carry undeniable DNA linking them to Carroll Shelby. By most standards, these cars have turned the corner. They’ve gone from $35k sports cars, which have routinely been modified and thrashed about, to spunky performance cars with a shirttail relationship to the hierarchy of the Shelby Cobra. This all brings us around to our subject car. With the Sunbeam Tiger market now routinely finding in excess of $100,000 for great examples (that does not include your jacked-up, modified, side-exhaust Tiger with a homemade wooden dash), we can safely state that the market has set a new valuation tier, with the rare Mk II models usually finding the best results at auction. The pre-sale estimate for this 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I coupe by Harrington was established at $200,000 to $250,000. While that may seem to be a lofty goal, the recent sales of other Tigers — and certainly not only a one-of-one example — have seen numbers approaching that range, especially considering the aforementioned $231,000 Tiger that RM Auctions sold during Monterey 2014. That said, there is no doubt that the new owner made a very smart decision to purchase the car. Harry’s next caretaker wrote the check for far less than the low estimate. Well bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.)

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Etceterini & Friends Profile 1971 Lamborghini Miura SVJ There was only one “Jota.” There are a number of modified SVs that are called SVJs by Donald Osborne Details Years produced: 1967–71 (SV) Number produced: 150 (SV) Original list price: $18,000 Current SCM Valuation: $1.1m to $1.7m Tune-up cost: $1,000 Chassis # location: Front crossmember behind radiator, chassis plate on firewall Engine # location: On center of head on top of block Club: Miura Register Website: www.themiuraregister.com Alternatives: 1970 Iso Grifo S2 7-liter, 1967 Corvette L88, 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 4892 Italy and was sold new to a Dr. Alcide of Rome, Italy. It is not known when the conversion was done, but a letter issued by Lamborghini in 1974 listed it as a “P400 Miura SV Mod. Jota” at that time, which confirms that the conversion was done within three years following its production. Mechanically, chassis 4892 received slight engine P tuning and was fitted with a wet-sump engine. It was refinished in red at that time and imported to Japan. The car then passed through two subsequent owners before Kazuo Takahashi restored it in the late 1980s. After moving to the United States in 2007, it was purchased by a collector residing in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Miura was then shown at the 2007 William K. Vanderbilt Jr. Concours d’Elegance in Newport, RI, where it earned the Vanderbilt Award. In May 2007, chassis 4892 was inspected by Claudio Zampolli, a former Lamborghini employee who was in charge of the company’s Special Projects Division from 1967 to 1972. Zampolli confirmed in a letter that this particular car has all the correct features of the factorymodified SV-Jotas, furthering the belief that this is one of the true factory-modified cars. It was then decided that the car would be fully restored by Miura expert Gary Bobileff, a process which took two years and cost $225,000. 58 rior to its conversion to Jota specifications, chassis 4892 was constructed at the factory in July 1971 as a Miura SV that was finished in white with a blue interior. The car remained in The car was acquired by its current custodian in 2010 and has been sparingly driven and expertly maintained and preserved in his custody. The current owner of this Jota also took the time to research the car’s history and contacted Bob Wallace before his passing. Through this interaction, Wallace was able to con- firm that the car was indeed converted to Jota specifications at the factory. The car is still in excellent shape both cosmetically and mechanically, and it would be an ideal acquisition for anyone looking for a Miura that would stand out from the rest. Included with the sale of this car is an extensive file containing letters from Automobili Lamborghini, Claudio Zampolli, and Bob Wallace, as well as restoration photos and documents. SVJ-specification Miuras are examples of “what could have been” had Lamborghini taken Bob Wallace’s advice and decided to go racing. They are without a doubt some of the most interesting cars to have ever left Sant’Agata. This Miura SVJ, one of only a handful of its kind built as an homage to the original SVJ, is an important part of Lamborghini history, harkening back to a car that was the pinnacle of Lamborghini engineering and development at its time. Any Miura is a beautiful car to behold, either at a standstill or at speed, and this SVJ takes the revered Miura to the next level. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 119, sold for $1,897,500, including buyer’s premium, at the RM Auctions sale in Phoenix, AZ, on January 15, 2015. Many people believe that Brigadoon, unicorns, sas- Sports Car Market 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Lot 262, s/n 4814 Condition 2 Sold at $1,469,272 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/14/13 SCM# 227845 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Lot 335, s/n 5012 Condition 2 Sold at $1,215,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/17/13 SCM# 215035 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV Lot 116, s/n 5048 Condition 1- Sold at $1,375,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/18/12 SCM# 209472 Sean Smith ©2015, courtesy of RM Auctions

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quatch, mermaids and leprechauns really exist, but this doesn’t make mythical creatures and objects real to people who don’t believe. On the other hand, there are one-off creations, which may inspire du- plicates — but those copies are not to be confused with the genuine item. Your neo-classical home may have front and rear porticos and have an address on a street called “Pennsylvania,” but that doesn’t make it the White House. Yes, this is a provocative manner in which to begin a profile of a Lamborghini Miura SVJ, but there you are. The world knows that there is actually only one Rolls-Royce “Silver Ghost.” The 6-cylinder 40/50-hp cars were named just that, the “40/50,” while a single car, registered AX201, is the “Silver Ghost.” The line took the name retrospectively with the introduction of the Phantom in 1926 — when Rolls-Royce gave in to what everyone had called the car for years. Then there is Ferrari, which — 47 years later — still refuses to refer to the 365 GTB/4 as the “Daytona” in official nomenclature. One Jota — and several SVJs There was only one “Jota.” There are a number of modified SVs that are called SVJs. The Jota itself was a one-off sports racing prototype development that Bob Wallace created on non-company time. It had a high-performance dry-sump engine with straight-pipe exhaust. The Jota also was built around a specially constructed, highly modified tubular frame incorporating lightweight alloy construction, which is very different from the standard box-section platform frame of the production Miuras. Of course, the Jota’s body was also notable for a prominent chin spoiler, which ran up above the front wheelarches to help deal with the Miura’s notorious light front end at speed. The Jota also has various intake and exhaust vents and grilles. It is well known that Ferruccio Lamborghini had no intention of build- ing race cars, and he had no interest in encouraging his employees or customers to enter his cars in competition. That he hired some of the most talented sports racing car designers to create his GT road cars was apparently beside the point. Lamborghini’s aim was to build the most capable road cars he could — and get rich folks to pay him for the privilege of driving them. He didn’t want to spend his money chasing Ferrari and Porsche at Daytona, the Nürburgring and Spa. What’s under the skin? It was — and still is — easy to give a Miura S or SV the cosmetic “Jota” treatment, but how many were actually the recipients of the really key under-the-skin modifications? And of those, exactly which mods were made and to what level? Given the record keeping at Lamborghini at the time, it’s unlikely that anyone will ever know. Now-retired Lamborghini legend Valentino Balboni was present at our subject car’s sale in Phoenix, so it’s likely that any serious potential bidder would have — or at least should have — sought his counsel on what was present here. As it is, it’s best that the new owner is hopefully satisfied that the car is authentic enough. There are five SVJ chassis numbers listed in Stefano Pasini’s Lamborghini Catalogue Raisonné 1963–1988, and this car, chassis 4892, is not among them. Our subject car is, however, listed as one of six April 2015 59 “factory” SVJs on the International Lamborghini Registry (www.lamborghiniregistry.com), which also lists another 13 cars as having “some SVJ upgrades after production.” Our subject car was also accompanied by the letter from Claudio Zampolli mentioned in the catalog — and by testimony from Bob Wallace — which indicated that it was consistent with the correct mods for an SVJ and that it could have been factory built, respectively. It’s worth noting that the actual details of the modifications to this particular car are not given, so it’s difficult to tell the level of spec on offer here. I know from personal experience, having owned a 1969 Lamborghini Islero, that Italian factory records — even when they exist — can be frustratingly vague and even incorrect. I had in my possession an original carbon copy of the pro forma invoice for my car from the factory to U.S. importer Bob Estes, indicating sale and shipment to California. At the same time, the files in Sant’Agata Bolognese showed a document confirming the same chassis being delivered new to the dealer in Rome, Italy. A great car in any light As the Lamborghini factory regularly “updated” cars in routine ser- vicing for customers in period, there’s nothing unsavory, suspicious or unacceptable about a Jota-spec Miura. Like an Abarth Fiat, which could have come from the factory complete or been massaged by your local Fiat dealer or corner garage, the deciding factors are how many goodies are fitted, the quality of the bits and how well they’ve been integrated. You do your research, make a decision and live with it. A Miura P400 is a remarkable machine, an S more so and an SV very much so. Anything beyond that paints the lily as far as I’m concerned, but then there are many for whom too much of a good thing can’t be, even if it never existed in the first place. The price was a big one to be sure, but not an auction record for the Miura, which is currently held by a stunning 1971 SV with a then-four-year-old restoration sold by RM Auctions in Monterey in August 2014 for $2,090,000. That result puts this sale into a bit better context. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.)

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German Profile Column Author 1984 Audi Quattro Sport SWB Coupe This low-mile car is the mythic white unicorn of Audi Sport Quattros by Jeff Zurschmeide Details Years produced: 1984–86 Number produced: 214 Original list price: DM203,850 ($80,000) Current SCM Valuation: $130,000– $175,000 Tune-up cost: $400 Distributor cap: $23.95 Chassis # location: Passenger’s side of firewall Engine # location: Right side engine block underneath spark plugs Club: Audi Club of North America, Quattro Owner’s Club Websites: www.audiclubna.org, www. quattroownersclub.com Alternatives: 1984–86 Ford RS200, 1980–86 Renault 5 Turbo, 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B SCM Investment Grade: B Comps Chassis number: WAUZZZ85ZEA905147 T he introduction of Group B into the World Rally Championship in 1982 was an evolution that was dictated by a general industry move from rear- to front-wheel-drive cars, and it proved revolutionary. Contenders now had three classes to choose: Group N (standard production cars), Group A (modified production cars), and the almost immediately notorious and virtually unbridled Group B (modified sports cars). Most notably, Group B allowed Audi to compete with its still-new Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which was an obvious boon on varied rally stage surfaces. The permanent all-wheel-drive system debuted in the Audi 80-based Quattro coupe in 1980, and it quickly came to define the brand. Furthermore, FIA Group B homologation rules meant that only 200 road-going examples of each car were necessary for sale to the public. These light regulations made for intensely competitive racing, as automakers were no longer required to build racing cars based on mass-production models. Audi campaigned what was essentially a Group 4 Quattro for the first couple of years, before engineers in Ingolstadt, Germany, unleashed a wildly different model, which is now christened Quattro Sport. Although the Ur-Quattro (“original Quattro” to German enthusiasts) was a dominant force because of its permanent all-wheel-drive system, its heavy monocoque chassis, long wheelbase and balance issues caused by its longitudinally mounted engine proved to be hindrances 60 against such purpose-built racers as the Lancia 037. Audi’s engineers were told to develop a new model that would address these concerns, and this was something they did in secret, far from the company’s road-car operations. With its wheelbase shortened a meaningful 12.6 inches between the B- and C-pillars, the Quattro Sport was not only significantly shorter than the standard Quattro found in showrooms, but its steel monocoque shell, which was built offsite at Baur, also featured numerous GRP and carbon-Kevlar panels to further trim weight. As such, the rally Quattro Sport shared very little with serial production Audis (although a more upright windshield that had been cribbed from the workaday Audi 80 alleviated early visibility concerns). Under the hood, a downsized 2,133-ci, 5-cylinder alloy-block engine with four valves per cylinder was turbocharged to about 450 horsepower in competition tune. A massive KKK-K27 turbocharger rated at 17 psi (1.05 bar) meant that the car’s engine displacement actually required reduction to comply with FIA regulations. Even so, the Quattro Sport competed against cars in the 3,000-cc category. The car sprinted from a complete stop to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds, making it one of the quickest cars ever built for road use when it debuted. AP 4-piston racing brakes that had been ventilated and slotted, as developed for the Porsche 917, ensured that extraordinary stopping 1985 Audi Sport Quattro Lot 269, s/n WAUZZZ85ZEA9005089 Condition 3Sold at $184,860 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/14/13 SCM# 227842 1985 Audi Quattro SWB Series 200 Lot 116, s/n WAUZZZ85ZEA905075 Condition 2 Sold at $160,425 Bonhams, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/10/08 SCM# 116671 1984 Audi Sport Quattro Lot 42, s/n SQ85EA905108 Condition 1Sold at $168,345 H&H Auctions, Buxton, U.K., 12/10/03 SCM# 31842 Sports Car Market Erik Fuller ©2015, courtesy of RM Auctions

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cars, which were delivered with a normally aspirated 5-cylinder engine good for 160 horsepower. Audi made 11,452 of these, with about 750 sold in North America between 1983 and 1986. The short-wheelbase Quattro Sport — our subject car — was a different animal entirely. A rally-winning beast The Quattro Sport was a pure homologation model built for competi- tion in the FIA World Rally Championship. Audi made just 214 of these cars. One-hundred sixty-four cars were sold to the public at an initial price of DM203,850 (about $80,000), and the rest were dedicated to rally use by Audi or other professional rally teams. The Quattro Sport offered Audi’s most powerful engine in that series, rated at 302 horsepower out of a turbocharged 5-cylinder DOHC 20valve engine. The aluminum engine and Kevlar bodywork panels were lightweight, and top speed was claimed at 155 mph. The Quattro Sport also featured the first appearance of anti-lock brakes on an Audi Quattro. power was available when needed. Even if one ignored those impressive numbers, the introduction of the Quattro Sport was still in many ways a watershed moment for rally racing. With the world’s top drivers on its roster, including the likes of Stig Blomqvist, Hannu Mikkola, Michèle Mouton, and Walter Röhrl, Audi Sport dominated the WRC throughout the 1984 season. The Quattro Sport’s last win came at the hands of Stig Blomqvist and Björn Cederberg, who raced one in early November 1984, at the Rallye Côte d’Ivoire in Africa, where the team also claimed the manufacturers’ title. This outright dominance cemented the car’s legendary stature in WRC rallying. Audi built a mere 214 Quattro Sports, most of which were sold to select customers via specialized dealers. In Germany, the car ultimately retailed for more than 200,000 Deutschmarks, which was a substantial sum that bought owners more than a taste of competition-proven performance. The road-going models boasted a more-reasonable 302 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque, but they were no less aggressive to drive than their racing counterparts. Advancements such as a selectable ABS system allowed drivers to specifically tailor the vehicle to a variety of road conditions. With their nine-inch-wide Ronal alloy wheels, the Quattro Sports had a light but darty demeanor that proved daunting for novice drivers. As contemporary media reviews indicated, its turbo lag was profuse but workable, making the car hardly forgiving to drive. The Quattro Sport commands as much respect for its hidden technology as it does for the drivers who piloted it to the checkered flag. The road-going 1984 Audi Quattro Sport offered here is without a doubt one of the finest examples extant, if not the finest. The Americanbased seller bought the car from its first owner, noted Japanese collector Yoshikuni Okamoto of Kobe. At this time, it currently has just 8,300 km (5,157 miles) showing on its odometer, which are believed to be from new. Notably, Quattro Sports were not officially imported to the United States, making them even scarcer on these shores. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 247, sold for $401,500, including buyer’s premium, at RM Auctions’ Arizona Auction in Phoenix, AZ, on January 16, 2015. A little over a year ago (January 2014, German Profile, p. 62), we looked at a slightly hinky 1985 Audi Quattro Sport that sold in Great Britain (SCM# 227842) for the remarkable sum of $184,860. The lessthan-perfect car carried a cheap respray in an odd color, and visible crash damage, but it set a new high price for the model. At the time, we observed, “The best news from this sale belongs to the other 163 Quattro Sport owners, especially if their cars are unmolested and in good condition.” Before we talk about how good that news really turned out to be, let’s revisit what makes these cars so desirable in the first place. If you hang around German car circles, you’ve probably seen a mid-’80s Quattro that looks pretty much like this car. But while rare, those Quattros are really no big deal. They are the original “Ur-Quattro” long-wheelbase April 2015 61 Pure as the rarely driven snow Which brings us to this particular Quattro Sport. This car was origi- nally sold to a collector in Japan, who then sold it to a collector in the United States some years ago. Apart from the somewhat bizarre addition of a dash-mounted GPS unit, the car is a time capsule, with 8,300 km (5,157 miles) since new. RM informed all bidders that the odometer has not been functioning for an undisclosed amount of time, but the car certainly looks like a roughly 5,000-mile preservation example. Audi Quattro Sports came in your choice of Tornado Red, Alpine White, Copenhagen Blue, Malachite Green, or black. More than half of total production (128 cars) was red, but the second-most-popular color (48 cars) was white. The stock trim welting and badging gives credence to the claim that this is original factory paint and an undamaged body. The original owner’s manuals, stock trunk kit with sport seat belts and an original toolkit, along with the original Audi hubcaps on the Ronal wheels, all indicate a car that has been lovingly stored. Only the patina of rust on the exhaust and turbo plus a bit of less-than- concours cleanliness in the engine bay point to any real use at all. Not even the leather shift knob shows any wear. This car is the mythic white unicorn of Audi Quattros. So, the question we posed last year — what would a really good example of a Quattro Sport bring at auction? — has been answered, and it’s a cool $401,500. Once again the owners of the other 163 known examples are the big winners. Perhaps the biggest winner is the buyer who took home last year’s example, as it won’t cost a fraction of the difference to put that car right. Owners of conventional long-wheelbase Quattros have reason to crack a smile, too. Their upside potential just got a big turbo-boost. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Auctions.)

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American Profile 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Special Motorama Concept Car Some Motorama Dream Cars were scrapped, and many of the survivors escaped out the back door by Carl Bomstead Details Year produced: 1954 Number produced: Two Original list price: N/A Current SCM Valuation: $2,500,000– $3,500,000 Tune-up cost: $250 Distributor cap: $50 Chassis # location: Tag on left front door post Engine # location: Raised pad on left front of cylinder block Club: Pontiac-Oakland Club International More: www.poic.org Alternatives: 1954 Oldsmobile F-88, 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Special, 1960 Plymouth XNR Concept SCM Investment Grade: A Comps Chassis number: 50175932 I t’s said that Harley Earl, director of GM styling, got the idea for a GM concept car while watching world speed records being set at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. It would be a sports racer called a Bonneville Special. That was when 1954 models were being readied for production, and no GM car had ever carried the Bonneville name. Perhaps Harley Earl gave the assignment to Pontiac as the birth of its upcoming performance image. Under the direction of Earl, Homer LaGassey and Paul Gilland built two Bonneville Specials. The bronze car would debut in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in New York and the green one in the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles. The green model would later tour major dealerships around the country. The cars were showbiz and beyond production, but realistic enough for the public to identify with them and make them contenders for best-remembered Motorama cars. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 2500, sold for $3,300,000, including buyer’s pre- mium, during Barrett-Jackson’s WestWorld auction on January 10–18, 2015, in Scottsdale, AZ. Harley Earl, General Motors Vice President of together concept — aka dream — cars Design, put to promote his vision and fantasies for the future of automobiles. They helped shaped the future of car design and tested the public’s reaction to Earl’s forward thinking. Earl’s personal car for many years was the 62 1938 Buick Y-Job, until it was replaced in 1951 with the LeSabre Concept car. The Motorama, which took place between 1949 and 1961 — with a few skips — was a lavish display of dream cars that toured the country. Motorama presented one or two dream cars from each GM division with elaborate displays and Las Vegas-style entertainment. All this was supposed to give car buyers a glimpse into the future. Of course, the excitement often carried over to GM showrooms, where buyers bought what was on hand while thinking of tomorrow. Pontiac, however, was not part of the excitement. Paul Gillian, Pontiac’s chief designer in 1953, said: “Mr. Earl thought Pontiac was a fuddy-duddy outfit and wanted to do something for Pontiac’s racing image.” Earl wanted a short, Le Mans-style car with a family resemblance to the Corvette. Earl insisted on the Pontiac silver streaks for brand identity — and the imitation aluminum oil coolers in the front fenders. Because of time restraints, the car builders used surplus aircraft instrumentation for gauges. The cost? An astronomical $350,000 to $400,000 in 1953 money. What’s in this name There are contradictory versions of how the Pontiac Bonneville Special name originated. Some say Earl dreamed it up after watching racers at the Bonneville Speed Flats, but a different, corroborated version states Earl wanted to recognize Eddie Miller, who raced on the 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Ghia Concept Car Lot 106, s/n 7253351 Condition 2+ Sold at $242,000 RM Auctions, New York, NY, 9/21/02 SCM# 29115 Sports Car Market 1960 Plymouth XNR Concept Lot 235, s/n 9999997 Condition 1 Sold at $935,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/12 SCM# 209518 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 Concept Lot 992, s/n E54S003701 Condition 1- Sold at $3,240,000 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/26/05 SCM# 36957 Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

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flats with a Pontiac-powered Lakester. Another conflict is when the second Pontiac Bonneville Special was built. One version states they were built concurrently, so that they could be displayed at both the Waldorf Astoria Motorama and in Los Angeles. The other version is from Gillian, who states, “We got a lot of publicity, which is why Pontiac built a second one about two months later and painted it green. I don’t know why they painted the second one green. That car went to dealers.” Survival through skullduggery There is also a conflicting story regarding the disposition of the Bonneville Specials. Michael Lamm, in his 1988 article “Where Are They Now?” states: “The second car, rumor has it, was wrecked at Pontiac’s Flint Michigan dealership and subsequently scrapped.” We, of course, now know that rumor was only a rumor, as that second car is our subject car. GM brass wanted Motorama Dream Cars scrapped after their tours of duty. GM officials were worried about liability issues if the cars made their way onto the public roads. Some of the cars were scrapped, some were not, and many of those survivors escaped out the back door under questionable circumstances. Until 1959, many were stored at a GM warehouse. After that, many were sent to Warhoops Used Auto and Truck Parts in Sterling Heights, MI, where they may or may not have been destroyed. A Pontiac engineer spirited the first Bonneville Special out the back door in 1959. The car was later sold, and it eventually ended up in the hands of noted collector Joe Bortz, with whom it remains today. We can only speculate that our subject car — the green Bonneville Special — was salvaged in the same manner, as it also ended up in the Bortz Collection. Riding a rising tide We do know that Bortz offered it, in unrestored condition, at the Kruse 1998 Fall Auburn auction, where it failed to sell when bid to $300,000. Bortz again offered it at the Barrett-Jackson January 1999 sale, and it again failed to sell when bid to $220,000. It sold shortly after that to a noted Colorado collector for an unknown amount and was subsequently restored it to its present condition. It was then offered at the January 2006 BarrettJackson Auction, where Ron Pratte acquired it for $3,024,000. He displayed it in his Chandler, AZ, museum with the Motorama bus, and it made an impressive sight indeed. It now sold for a touch more, and I have to say it was a fair transaction. The 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 concept car that Barrett-Jackson sold for $3,240,000 in the rockconcert atmosphere in 2005 set the bar, and this sale — in a far more subdued setting — was right in line. ♦ (Introductory description Jackson Auctions.) courtesy of BarrettApril 2015 63

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American Profile The Cumberford Perspective Ultra-modern style, ultra-primitive mechanicals By Robert Cumberford 3 futuristic shape covering a side-valve engine from the dark ages. It was so outrageously inappropriate that it made the coterie of very young Southern California I hot-rod- inspired stylists working there laugh out loud. But we all really admired the clever twin application of Pontiac’s trademark “silver streak” that Frank Hershey had first applied in 1935. The Alfa Romeo and Miller racer-like “surface radiators,” or “blower housings” (take your pick, as they were strictly non-functional), on the front fender sides impressed us as well. The jet fighter canopy was strictly modern then and would actually look good on a new sports car today. Seriously outdated exposed spare wheels were at that time powerfully popular indicators of sportiness. In this application, the perpendicular placement also suggested a rocket or jet exhaust outlet. The rear fender tips were a bit fin-like, but they also recalled the “suitcase” fenders GM had espoused in the late 1930s. To my eye, educated during 60 years of subsequent automotive evolution, the fenders’ rounded bumps over the wheels evoke recent Le Mans cars, although in this case the driver can see over them, as Audi, Toyota and Porsche drivers cannot. After spending more than $3 million, the new owner will want to preserve his car, and not yield to our cry in 1955: “Put a Chevy in it!” ♦ 12 64 Sports Car Market 1 6 2 remember seeing this car at the GM Tech Center in 1955. It was an impressively 5 4 FRONT 3/4 VIEW 1 These form-following bumperettes are surprisingly subtle for mid-century GM and fit nicely with six smaller ones on the lower inlet lip. 2 In this application, the sil- ver streaks evoke memories of Schneider Trophy racing seaplanes in the 1930s. 3 These understated little scoops swallow the streaks and presumably ventilate the no-doubt sweltering cockpit. 4 The canopy is utterly timeless, simple, clean and a worthy place for a wraparound windshield. 5 The term “suitcase fender” becomes abundantly clear in this view. 6 Who doesn’t like the look of these panels, even if they’re only decoration? REAR 3/4 VIEW 7 These elements also make one think of rocket exhausts. The whole graphic composition of the rear is very straightforward — not very “Motorama.” 8 The plain brutality of this big tire cover with the jetengine detailing of the wheel is surprisingly apposite for this car, which represents great styling. Not design — styling. 9 The four fender bumps, derived directly from the round wheel openings, are very simple. And very effective. 10 As is the pure-radius fender profile, no doubt inspired by Bonneville record cars of the time. 11 The sill is dead-straight, with a single curve rolling under. It would never happen today, unfortunately. Sometimes severe simplicity is the single best solution. 12 The pitiful little exhaust outlets give us a perception of the power that could be extracted from that hulking iron L-head straight eight 9 8 10 and its five carburetors — as many as would fit in the length of the engine, I guess. INTERIOR VIEW (see previous page) “Jazzy but essentially useless” just about perfectly describes the Bonneville’s “sports car” cockpit. The speedometer is front and center, and everything else scattered across the panel is hard to read. If there is a tiny tach, it doesn’t matter, because you don’t need one with an old Hydramatic transmission. Harley Earl loved thin-rim steering wheels, so this must have really appealed to him, as did the “aircraft” gauges. 7 11

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Race Car Profile 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Illustrating the importance of true competition history — and pixie dust — in valuing collectible cars by Thor Thorson Details Year produced: 1966 Number produced: 12 Current SCM Valuation: $5m–$7.5m Cost per hour to race: $1,500 Chassis # location: Left front suspension mount Engine # location: Right rear of engine block Club: Ferrari Owners Club More: www.ferrariownersclub.org Alternatives: 1964–65 Ferrari 250 LM, 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, 1964–69 Ford GT40 Comps 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Clienti Lot 1, s/n 7477 Condition 2 Sold at $12,000,000 Rick Cole Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/17/14 SCM# 244980 Chassis number: 09079 I n July 1966, the Ferrari factory received an order from SAVAF for a 275 GTB Competizione, later specified to be chassis 09079. Late in the specialty model’s limited run, the car was the penultimate example of the thinly aluminum-skinned competition GTB, making it the second-to-last GT car ever produced by Maranello’s factory competition department. Factory records indicate the Tipo 213 competition engine was completed on September 8, 1966, with dynamometer testing occurring a day later. Trimmed with a light gray headliner, blue cloth seat upholstery with matching leather paneling, and complementary blue carpets, the rare GTB/C was finished in Rosso Chiaro paint, paving the way for the famous white-striped Scuderia Filipinetti livery. The car also featured right-hand-drive steering, in the tradition of Maranello’s great racing sports cars. At Le Mans in June 1967, three cars wore the Scuderia Filipinetti livery: Muller’s 412 P, a GT40, and Spoerry and Steinemann in number 28, the brand-new 275 GTB Competizione chassis 09079. Competing mainly against Porsche 911s and Corvettes in the GT Class, the 275 GTB/C was a very well-sorted model, featuring Ferrari’s typical evolution of refinements and improvements during a two-year production period. With the car’s minor bugs long since ironed out, 09079 promised to be reliable if not burningly fast. Over 66 the course of the 24-hour endurance race, in fact, the car proved to be far more consistent than the litany of prototypes that retired early. With a strategy of steady, unwavering progress, Spoerry and Steinemann patiently pushed the GTB/C up through the ranks, passing some cars while watching numerous others drop out of the race. By Sunday morning, they had entered the top 10, with a commanding lead over the other GT cars. After some minor brake problems forced a brief pit stop, the 275 settled into 11th place overall, a position it would hold until the checkered flag waved after the 24th hour. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 128, sold for $9,405,000, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ Scottsdale, AZ, auction on January 15, 2015. We’re going to talk about a very expensive Ferrari, but today’s profile also will concern itself with standard candles, the importance of true competition history in valuing collectible cars, and pixie dust. Sound interesting? Ferrari’s standard candle Let’s start with the idea of a “standard candle.” In astronomy, a basic problem is figuring out the distance of stars from Earth — when they are just points of light in an immense black void. Sports Car Market 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Series II Lot 169, s/n 9067 Condition 2 Sold at $7,859,998 RM Auctions, Monte Carlo, MCO, 5/10/14 SCM# 243738 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Lot 220, s/n 10621 Condition 1- Sold at $10,175,000 RM Auctions, Monterey, CA, 8/16/14 SCM# 244922 Courtesy of Bonhams

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should be the exact ones that were on it when it left the factory and/or achieved its greatness — is important to all collectors, but with Ferrari it reaches the level of obsession. This is partially because Ferrari was so conservative in its design and careful in manufacture that parts seldom broke seriously, and racing cars normally survived their careers with original parts (as opposed to, for example, a Corvette, where making it past the second race on the original engine meant you weren’t trying). The Ferrari factory has formalized this obsession with originality into what is formally called “Classiche Certification” and is frequently referred to as “pixie dust” because the formal factory blessing bestows an almost magical aura to any Ferrari that receives it. Any stories that may have existed regarding a car’s history are wiped away, leaving a certified and perfect car for the market to fight over. In the beginning, certification was an extremely demanding process — every serious Ferrari collector has tales to tell about having a superb car rebuffed on a technicality — but lately Ferrari has become more adaptable. Our subject car is an excellent example. Buried in the catalog notes This was resolved by the discovery of a type of star called a Cepheid variable that has a standard brightness and can be identified by the way its light fluctuates. As these stars are all the same brightness to start with, determining their distance from Earth is simply a matter of seeing how bright they appear to us. The dimmer they are, the further away they are. So, find one in a galaxy and calculate back. Ferrari’s production during the classic years was a large variety of cars built in very small numbers for any given example, so trying to keep track of the overall market is easier if there is a representative single model to watch. I like to think of the Ferrari 275 GTB as the standard candle of the Ferrari market. They are beautiful, highly desirable, wonderful drivers that every serious collector either has or wants to have. Ferrari built enough of them (almost 800 in the various configurations) that there are always enough changing hands publicly, and thus reliable information on the price is available. 275 GTBs are also close enough to the middle of the market (neither a GTO nor a GTE) that you can track the center rather than the extremes. This is not to suggest that $9.4 million for our subject car isn’t an extreme, but we can talk about that next. Race variations are the best For a car with a common designation and basic architecture, 275 GTBs came in an amazing variety of configurations: 2-cam vs. 4-cam, short nose vs. long nose, open driveshaft vs. torque-tube, steel vs. alloy body, three-carb vs. six-carb — each of which could be and occasionally was matched with any of the others. On top of all of these were the factory competition cars. Racing is the core of the Ferrari mystique. From the very beginning — and as long as Enzo was in charge — the road cars only existed to pay the bills for his racing passion. To this day that hierarchy is maintained: Racing history — and particularly history in cars built specifically for racing — at least doubles the value of a given car. Some of the most desirable variables of a model almost always are part and parcel of the racing heritage — for example, competition models are almost always alloy bodied — while others are not what you would expect. Everybody lusts after the glory of six downdraft Webers sitting atop the engine and expects to see them, but competition 275s all used three carburetors. The story behind this has to do with some hapless clerk at Ferrari who forgot to include a six-carb option when they filled out the required FIA Homologation papers for racing certification, thus dooming all true competition 275 GTBs to using the three-carb setup. It’s all part of the legend, and racing heritage trumps sexiness — the six-carb setup on the 275 was for street posers. Pixie dust and big bucks It’s time to talk about pixie dust. Originality and correctness — the idea that all or as many as possible of the important components of a car April 2015 67 was the line: “After incurring body damage in a fire in Wallace’s garage, chassis no. 09079 was offered by European Auto Sales.” This line acknowledges there was a problem but minimizes it. Courtesy of Mike Sheehan (who bought it burned) I have a photograph of the car in 1984 sitting on a trailer showing the body damage. The car was all but utterly destroyed. The frame, engine, transaxle and a few suspension parts were all that could be saved. The car made its way to Italy, where it was superbly restored, but aside from the components mentioned, everything is new. Should this affect the car’s collector desirability and value? It has been sprinkled with factory pixie dust, so apparently not. Rare, valuable objects of intense desire Let’s close with a quick discussion of valuing racing Ferraris. As the most desirable subgroup of the world’s most sought-after marque, racing Ferraris from 1957 through 1966 have seen explosive gains in market value over the past years. The reason is simple: There aren’t very many in the first place, and even fewer are available for purchase. If you want one, you are simply going to have to outbid the other bil- lionaires who want it too. The amounts are stupendous, but it is not the same money as you or I use to buy groceries, and it can’t be thought of that way. Simply put, this is Monopoly money spent by people for whom cash has an entirely different value than the rest of us. The 275 GTB/C is a superbly collectible racing Ferrari with excellent history and the advantage of being easy to use and a joy to drive on the street or track, which is a unique combination in this category. The buyer wanted it badly enough to outbid the others, and who am I to pass judgment on that decision? I will say fairly bought in a very hot market environment. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.)

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Market Reports Overview 2,529 cars sell for $291m in Arizona Dinos bump against the $500k glass ceiling while the market climbs Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) 1. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM coupe, $9,625,000—RM, p. 90 2. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione coupe, $9,405,000— Bonhams, p. 124 3. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, $7,700,000— Gooding, p. 102 4. 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Series I Aerodinamico coupe, $4,070,000—Gooding, p. 102 5. 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO coupe, $2,750,000—RM, p. 92 6. 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder, $2,420,000—Gooding, p. 104 7. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS Spyder, $2,365,000—RM, p. 90 8. 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 racer, $1,980,000—Gooding, p. 100 9. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso coupe, $1,925,000—Gooding, p. 104 10. 1959 BMW 507 Series II roadster, $1,815,000—Gooding, p. 98 Best Buys 1934 Packard Super Eight Model 1101 coupe roadster, $195,000— Bonhams, p. 126 70 By Tony Piff S trong sell-through rates at Arizona Auction Week showed that consignors came to sell and buyers were ready to pay. Combined sales across all six auctions grew to $291m from 2014’s record $253m. That’s an increase of 15%, following 12% growth last year. Barrett-Jackson consigned and sold about 200 more cars than last year and maintained their 99% sales rate, growing totals by 18% to $131m among 1,609 lots. A 1966 Shelby Super Snake was the top lot at $5.1m. RM sales blasted forward 40% to $64m among 110 cars, with 89% sold. A 1964 Ferrari 250 LM sold here for $9.6m — the most expensive car in the history of Arizona Auction week. At Gooding & Company, 114 cars sold for $51.5m total, a 4% increase over last year. An impressive 90% of cars sold. High-sale honors went to a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder at $7.7m. Bonhams reduced consignments and sold fewer cars (74 of 84/88%) than last year, but average price increased to $336k, pushing total sales up 7% to $25m. A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione coupe earned the biggest price here, selling at $9.4m. Total sales at Russo and Steele decreased 20% to $17m among 403 cars sold, but the sales rate clicked up a point to 67%. Top money went to a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at $1.4m. Silver consigned fewer cars but sold more, sending sales up 8% to $3.6m among 219 lots. A 1956 DeSoto Firedome convertible came out on top at $85k. Tony’s Market Moment: After languishing in the market forever, Ferrari Dinos passed the $100k mark in 2005 and have climbed at an accelerating pace since. By 2013, values were well over $300k. The average sold price in 2014: $405k A bird’s eye sampler of RM’s Phoenix offerings Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue Bonhams Las Vegas, NV January 8 Las Vegas, NV January 8–10 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ January 10–18 Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ January 14–18 Scottsdale, AZ January 15 Bonhams January 15–16 Gooding Scottsdale, AZ January 16–17 Fort McDowell, AZ January 15–17 $0 Silver $3.6m $30m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $60m SCM 1–6 Scale Condition Rating: 4: Still a driver but with some apparent flaws 5: A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6: Good only for parts for coupes and $412k for Spyders. Momentum suggests these will be $500k cars any day now, but it hasn’t happened yet. At Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale sale, a 1970 L-Series 246 GT and a 1968 206 GT sold at $473k and $418k, respectively, which includes the market premium for these early, “purer” cars. One other car broke the $400k barrier (a 1973 246 GTS, $418k at Gooding), but three other Dinos (at Gooding, RM and Bonhams) sold under $400k. These data points may signal we’re nearing the top of the Dino market. ♦ $90m $120m Phoenix, AZ RM $16.8m $24.9m $63.6m $51.5m Mecum $4m $7.2m $131.2m 1968 Jaguar XKE convertible, $61,600—Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, p. 132 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible, $60,500—BarrettJackson, p. 74 1962 Jaguar Mk 2 3.8 saloon, $52,800—Gooding, p. 98 1957 Austin-Healey 100-6 BN4 roadster, $38,340—Silver, p. 148 Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ Barrett-Jackson — Scottsdale 2015 The gourd-shaped 1960 Pininfarina X had four wheels in a kite-shaped layout, and it sold for $330k Company Barrett-Jackson Date January 10–18, 2015 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Assiter & Associates: Tom “Spanky” Assiter, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 1,609/1,628 Sales rate 99% Sales total $131,246,800 High sale 1966 Shelby Super Snake, sold at $5,115,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Purchased directly from the Pininfarina Museum in 2007, this 1960 Pininfarina X concept car sold at, $330,000 Report and photos by Dan Grunwald Market opinions in italics B arrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale is always memorable, but this year was a real barn-burner: nine days of automobiles and automobilia. Much of the extra excitement came from the collection of Phoenix-area businessman Ron Pratte. Pratte had collected automobilia for many years prior to collecting cars. At Barrett- Jackson’s 2003 Scottsdale event, he purchased 52 cars. From then on, he was front-row center at seemingly every Barrett sale. The majority of his collection was American, including many important Shelbys and hot rods. Pratte bought the historic GM Motorama Futurliner bus in 2006 for $4.3m and then paid to have it re-restored to the level he felt it deserved. He bought the sole surviving 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake in 2007 for $5.5m. The Futurliner bus sold here for $4m behind the high-sale Super Snake at $5.1m. Cheaper prices this time around, but not so bad when you consider that Pratte bought the cars at peak value just before the dramatic market correction of 2008. But the Pratte Collection was only a part of the sale. Notable foreign lots included a very nice 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing that sold at $1.1m. The 1960 Pininfarina X concept car featured huge fins, a gourd-shaped body and four wheels in a kite-shaped layout, and it sold for $330k. One category with fewer examples than usual was Italian exotics. There were only 12 Ferraris. Six were year 2000 or newer, and none of them were built before 1988. The three Maseratis were all 2005 or newer. Most cars crossed the block without reserve, and 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, sold at $1,100,000 72 Barrett hit its typical 99% sales rate. As usual, they sold more cars and for more total dollars than any other auction house during this busy week. Sales surpassed the record $110m of Scottsdale 2014, ballooning to an unprecedented $131m — Barrett’s top auction sales total of all time. ♦ Sales Totals $150m $120m $90m $60m $30m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #2510-1949 MG TC roadster. S/N XPAG9042. Green/black cloth/green leather. Odo: 7,015 miles. Protective clear vinyl on front of rear fenders is cracking, but underlying paint is probably fine. Still a #1-. Leather racing seats and roll cage, dual racing windscreens. This car undoubtedly looks much better now than when Shelby borrowed it for his first RMDs were built and it is estimated that there are 50 left. A very stylish car that looks a bit like a vintage Mercedes cabriolet. I would call this “well bought” with an exclamation mark. It’s unusual, well done, driveable on today’s roads and couldn’t be replicated at this price. #656-1956 MORRIS MINOR 1000 Trav- race. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $539,000. A wellknown car that has been featured in numerous magazine articles and now is the most expensive MG TC on earth. In competition in Norman, OK, this was the first car Carroll Shelby ever raced. He won that race and was on the road to success. Sold at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Las Vegas auction in 2008 to Ron Pratte for $315,500 (SCM# 118325). Well sold. #1009-1951 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N W14248. Red/white & red vinyl. Odo: 32,242 miles. A few prep flaws visible in the paint, and right door fit is uneven. Many of the rechromed parts still show the underlying pits. Dull steering-wheel center hub. New white vinyl with red piping interior with upholstered dash looks out of place. White fender welting. eler wagon. S/N FLJ4643324. Mint Green/ green vinyl. Odo: 3,408 miles. New paint in a non-stock color and new oak wood inside and out. There are some uneven panel gaps and some wavy areas in the rear roof. The outside oak is in need of refinishing soon; it still looks good, but the finish is quite thin in areas. Some chrome is pitted on the interior, which 2-. SOLD AT $102,300. This car was originally delivered to Canada, sans the U.S.-mandated emissions equipment. It has numerous new parts that could make it a nice driver and project car. It still could use a little love and tidying up. Sold at an over-the-drophead price. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows it came to auction in 1992 at G. Potter King, no-saling at $35k (SCM# 13473). has been refurbished in vinyl rather than the original leather. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $22,000. 1957 was the first year of the new Morris Minor 1000 with new 948-cc engine and a huge increase in horsepower. Okay, it only went from 30 hp to 37, but that is still a 23% gain. There was one other Traveler here (Lot 652) in this exact same non-stock color. It sold for $15,400, so this strong sale should leave the seller smiling. Said to have had an engine overhaul in 2010. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $74,800. That bright white vinyl interior and upholstered dashboard seemed like blasphemy on this car. Having said that, the new owner can probably change the upholstery and resell it at a future date with little cost in the end. #971-1951 RILEY RMD drophead coupe. S/N 61D8090. Two-tone gray/gray cloth/maroon leather. Odo: 3,000 miles. An unusual resto-mod. Modern instruments in a teak wood dash. Powered by a GM V6 with an automatic transmission. Mustang II front suspension, power disc brakes and a/c. Appears very well done, with a 1.5-inch vertical crack at base of vent pane on both doors. Can’t read electronic odometer, but said to have 3,000 miles on the build. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $60,500. The car card states that only 500 74 BEST BUY #800.1-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L41854. British Racing Green/ black cloth/black leather. Odo: 40,598 miles. Very sharp in all areas. One deep scratch on the rear bumper. Sports 60-spoke chrome wire wheels and a new original-style Robbins top. The interior looks factory-new, including a perfect burl wood dash. Said to have been body-off restored in 1995. “Strong running engine” and “very strong transmission.” Cond: #5069-1968 LOTUS Turbine Indy racer. S/N 563. Neon orange/black racing seat. MHD. Shows a couple of cracks in the plexiglas windscreen on both sides where the attachment screws are. A couple of scrapes on the nose, and all else looks much better and cleaner than when it was raced. Built by Andy Granatelli and Lotus with the famous turbine. 500 hp and enough torque to eliminate the need for a conventional gearbox. Freshly restored to replicate its original 1968 Indianapolis 500 look. A marvel of engineering in its 1-. SOLD AT $60,500. This BJ8 looked like it was restored yesterday, and the description inspired confidence. I would buy it and drive it home to Illinois (in the summer) with no fear. Previously sold at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach in April of 2013 for $66,000 (SCM# 221049). Well bought here. #805-1968 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1E17457. Blue/blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 21,802 miles. Good hood fit. Paint scratches around driver’s door and scratched side glass. New top has some fit issues (especially at the windshield header) that have been addressed with stick-on foam weatherstrips. Some passenger’s side glass weatherstrips are dry and cracked. The interior appears new. All of the chrome is starting to show age. Cond: day with double wishbone suspension and four-wheel drive. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,320,000. Formerly owned by Richard Petty, who sold it to Milton Verret. It was restored with the support of Clive Chapman and Vince Granatelli, as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame team. Set a new track record in qualification of 171-mph average. An unfortunate DNF in the race when a crash eliminated it. The turbine cars were ahead of their time and so fast that the rules were Sports Car Market

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Glovebox Notes 2015 Infiniti Q60S coupe Limited 6MT A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ changed. One of the most historically significant Indy cars of all time. Driven under its own turbine power onto the podium. #11-1972 MG MIDGET convertible. S/N GAN5VC121273G. Green/black vinyl/brown vinyl. Odo: 78,999 miles. Said to be recent paint, but it shows shrinkage lines and pinholes. The top appears new but has wrinkles. Some newer carpets and inexpensive-looking vinyl seat covers that sag a bit on the driver’s side. Very poor dashpad and poor bumper Price as tested: $49,575 Equipment: 330-hp 3.7-liter DOHC 24-valve VVEL V6 engine, 6-speed manual, limitedslip differential, sport-tuned suspension, stainless Sport muffler, power sliding moonroof, 12-way driver and eight-way passenger power heated front seats, hard-drive navigation system, Premium audio by Bose, LED headlights and Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System EPA mileage: 17/25 Likes: Tight steering, good brakes, rev-happy engine combined with a real 6-speed manual and RWD. Interior is nicely appointed, and control placement makes sense. Twin oversize exhaust tips emit a nice wail at higher RPMs, but it’s quiet when cruising. A fun package overall. Dislikes: Rear seats are tiny, and accessing them is not a graceful affair. Driver’s seat belt goes into hiding in the back seat after flopping the front seat forward, which is a minor irritant. Tiny trunk. Big, heavy doors need to be open all the way for their stops to hold. Wide tires like to grab at ruts in the road. Styling is bland and verging on outdated. Fun to drive: HHHH Eye appeal: HHHH Overall experience: HHH Verdict: The Q60S sits right on the line between performance and luxury, and it serves both of those masters pretty well — I ran it up to redline often on the long straight blocks that make up Scottsdale, AZ, just to play that exhaust snarl over and over. $50k isn’t a lot for a luxury coupe with a performance edge, and compared with BMW’s 4-series and Audi’s A5, this is the value standout with more power on tap. A little more curb appeal here would seal the deal for me.— Jim Pickering all paint with a couple of wavy areas above the right rear fender. The chrome is excellent. The interior also shows very well with great leather seats, wood and dashboard chrome. Comes with correct-style reproduction luggage and the original tool roll. Certificate of chrome. Dull windshield with polished metal but no chrome left. Dried and cracked windshield weatherstripping. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $6,600. A bit scruffy everywhere. Oops, the walnut shift knob looked very nice. I would call it well sold most places but fairly priced for a Barrett-Jackson sunny-day driver car. Keep it moving and nobody will notice the flaws. GERMAN #412.1-1960 BMW ISETTA 600 micro- car. S/N 140300. White & red/white & red vinyl. Odo: 123 miles. Some thin spots in the paint near the rubber trim edges, and the usual orange peel with a few pinholes. Most chrome looks fairly new, with some chromed-over pinholes. There is also surface rust on the door hinges and heavy pitting on the side door han- of the greatest car designs ever and certainly one that every collector would love to own. Seems like there’s a Gullwing or Roadster at pretty much every Arizona Auction Week sale every year. There aren’t any bad-looking ones, either. This one sold at Mecum in Monterey last August for $1,161,000 (SCM# 248220). About a mid-level 1967 Corvette difference here. #437-1957 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 570183. Red & white/red & white vinyl. dle. Crackling plastic parking light lenses. New interior. Many marginal rubber trim weatherstrips. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $34,650. This Isetta 600 doubles the doors, the cylinders, the engine displacement and the seats over and above the 300. Commonly called the “limo.” Sold fairly both ways. #5076-1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S cabriolet. S/N 1880100020253. Maroon/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 124 miles. Good over- 76 Sports Car Market authenticity from Mercedes-Benz, owner’s manual and documentation of owner history. Said to be the original body and drivetrain. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $643,500. One of only 203 cabriolets. The first owner kept this car until 1979, and the second owner completed the comprehensive restoration in 2010. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows this car as a $600k no-sale at RM Monterey in August (SCM# 247731), confirming that the seller was right to accept this price. #5075-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 5500606. Silver/gray & blue leather. Odo: 26,452 miles. Paint is showquality, and the two-tone plaid interior looks factory-new. The rear bumper chrome shows some wrinkles under the plating. Complete with fitted luggage. Rudge chrome knockoff wheels. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,100,000. One

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ Odo: 25,938 miles. Quickly painted over many flaws. Large scratches and other flaws were not even sanded before applying the new paint. New chrome bumpers and seat that is a bit dirty. Scratches on the rear glass. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $34,100. The poor-but-shiny paint really let this car down. It doesn’t take a lot of paint or work to prep an Isetta, and if the paint was done this poorly, then what else was done to this same standard? Lot 412.1, the 600 “limo,” was a rarer car with a better restoration for just $550 more. #1297-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N A121042109500106. Silver/ blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 29,811 miles. Restored in 2010 with quality paint, chrome, top and interior. Very good dashboard. Scratches on both side windows. Cond: 2+. have visible scratching. The front windshield glass is tinted. Too short to have a rear seat. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,500. Said to have been originally built in 1986. Not easy to put a comp value on it, but on Wednesday in Scottsdale it was worth $38,500. #7.1-1967 BMW 2000 sedan. S/N 1210127. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 20,359 miles. Cheap paint shows drips, runs and prep flaws. There are a few trim dents, but not too many. The front bumper chrome is weak. Some stone chips on the windshield. Aftermarket radio SOLD AT $110,000. These little Mercedes roadsters are seeing big money these days. The styling is reminiscent of the 300SL. They were never fast, and with a good restoration they are no longer cheap. Sold at a marketcorrect price. #412-1963 HEINKEL TROJAN micro- car. S/N LVL0399CV60. Red/black cloth/gray vinyl & red tartan cloth. Odo: 14,453 miles. Light stone chips and scratches on front glass. Some wear visible on the chrome bumpers. Left headlight trim very dull. All-new plexiglas side and rear windows. New cloth and and heavily warped speaker grille. Euro-spec headlights. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,020. Born with an automatic transmission and converted at a later date to a 4-speed manual. Just a bit pricey, but no real harm done here if it drives okay. #648-1983 PORSCHE 911SC coupe. S/N WP0AA0915DS120898. Red/ black leather. Odo: 7,965 miles. One large chip and numerous smaller chips on windshield. A few paint chips and retouches on the original factory paint. Five-speed manual, whale tail, a/c and sunroof. The car card says a recent $11,000 vinyl interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $33,000. An interesting backwards tricycle from the former Heinkel aircraft company. Previously sold here at Barrett’s 2008 Scottsdale sale with four fewer miles on it for $31,900 (SCM# 48614). Still priced in the ballpark. #384.1-1966 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER custom “shorty” microbus. S/N 2260820304. White & blue/black vinyl. The paint looks to be recent, with some orange peel visible.There is a crack in the paint near the rear bottom corner of the driver’s door on the body panel. The plexiglas side windows April 2015 service included “a new clutch, gaskets and recommended engine items.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $37,950. Said to be a two-owner, and it looks like they both cared for it quite well. The 911 market is on an upswing lately, and although this car was fully priced today, it may seem less so next year. 77

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ ITALIAN #5081-1927 ISOTTA FRASCHINI 8A S LeBaron dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 1363. Gray & blue/gray cloth/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 1,971 km. Excellent restoration in all areas. Pilot Ray driving lights. Engine-turned and burl wood dash. LeBaron body tag attached to the side. Twenty-one-inch chrome wire wheels fitted with Firestone “High Speed Gum Dipped” wide whitewalls. Isotta Fraschini was the first in the world to make a straight-8 engine. This car was originally purchased as a chassis (a year before Duesenberg). One of my three favorites in this entire auction but failed to reach its reserve price. Previously no-saled in 2010 at Bonhams’ sale in Westport, CT, at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 167016). #5083-1929 ALFA ROMEO 6C 1750 SS roadster. S/N 0312901. Black/brown leather. RHD. Odo: 4,054 miles. Very shiny and smooth black paint with very good chrome and trims. Right-hand drive with a large brassspoked steering wheel that is starting to tarnish but not polished to preserve a signature on one of the spokes.The current bodywork is said to have been done in England in the 1930s. The chassis and engine are said to be original to the car. Recently restored in Connecticut. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $1,210,000. This ing much refreshed in black paint with brown leather and hammered sold at $1.2m (SCM# 238964); and sold again at Gooding Pebble Beach in August at $836k (SCM# 245026). Didn’t sell here, but I’m guessing we haven’t seen the last of this one. #2070-1959 FIAT JOLLY beach car. S/N 594358. Yellow/white canvas/brown wicker. Odo: 9,411 miles. Some dust specks in the paint and a couple of wear lines from the license plate on the rear panel. A couple of flaws in the chrome hood ornament. Overall a very nice car that looks better and more au- rolling chassis and shipped to the U.S., where it was fitted with the LeBaron dual-cowl phaeton body. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $715,000. A truly magnificent example of automotive art from the Roaring Twenties. Always very rare, innovative, expensive. Isotta was the first manufacturer to put four-wheel brakes and inline 8-cylinder engines on their car has been around a bit: $680k no-sale at Bonhams Greenwich 2009 in red with black vinyl and looking a bit scruffy (SCM# 120867); $875k no-sale Russo and Steele Monterey 2009 (SCM# 141952); reappeared in February last year at Artcurial Paris look- thentic than most. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $71,500. No saled at Branson in 2001 with an offer of $21,500 and 9,175 miles on the odometer (SCM# 24127). 364 miles and a bit over 13 years later, it was worth the wait. Not sure you can still call it “Jolly” at this price point. Seems like a Fiat “Really Serious.” 78 Sports Car Market

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ #5043-1960 PININFARINA X concept car. S/N 29404. Silver/black leather. One-off design by one of the most famous names in automotive design. Concept car built to be extremely aerodynamic and fuel-efficient. Looks to be very original, as built in 1960. The paint appears newer, with mediocre masking and visible flaws. The interior console has a three-inch hole from a missing instrument, well and has been mechanically maintained, and I would bet it has, then this falls slightly in the “well bought” column. JAPANESE #393.1-1978 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER and the front seats and console have dry cracking leather. Plexiglas front and rear glass panels. Decent chrome and trim. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $330,000. Four wheels in diamond configuration: rear wheel puts power to the ground, front wheel steers, and two outboard wheels stabilize. Owned by Pininfarina for 40 years and purchased directly from the Pininfarina Museum in 2007. It runs and drives with a Florida title. Well bought and sold. #385.1-1967 FIAT 500 2-dr sedan. S/N 1612935. Blue/brown vinyl. Odo: 13 miles. Baby blue paint looks fresh out of the booth. New tires and new chrome on the bumpers. New seat covers and sliding sunroof top. The floorboards look very solid. Some wiper scratches are visible on the windshield. Said to have a rebuilt transmission, new clutch, brakes FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40275352. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 44,657 miles. New paint. All outside fasteners replaced with stainless steel on all hinges and panels. The windshield is starting to delaminate in one corner, and some side glass scratches are visible. The uncleaned underside shows driving dirt. Has a trailer hitch and double rear “ambulance” doors. Cond: 2-. an original Detroit Speedster body and many rare Model T parts. The engine has been upgraded from the original 20-hp and 45-mph configuration, and it also now has a 2-speed rear axle. Now reportedly capable of 70 mph. Scary—and with no front brakes! Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,000. Originally, Model Ts could run on gasoline, kerosene or ethanol (although ethanol was eliminated for a time during Prohibition). Some say the early Fords don’t have much following today, as the collectors are aging out. Not so here. A beautiful car that will always be desirable and command a strong price. #2018-1918 LE BESTIONI Boattail Speedster. S/N NO1326. Red/brown leather. Odo: 57 miles. Designed and built by Gary Wales, completed in 2007. Outstanding craftsmanship in all areas. Hand-formed aluminum body panels are hand riveted to a steel framework. Powered by a 14-L American LaFrance 6-cyl with a twin chain drive. Power steering and brakes. Lots of brass and a beautiful mahogany boattail. Still shows as new in most all SOLD AT $31,350. I liked seeing the dirt on the undercarriage, as it showed that it had been driven and used since it sold here in 2014 for $27,500 (SCM# 241305). Seller didn’t make money, but after commissions and costs, it looks like he got to enjoy a year of Land Cruising pretty much for free. There were a ton of FJs to choose from here in Scottsdale this week, so you could pretty much pick your color, level of off-road upgrades, and price. AMERICAN and wiring loom. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,600. Small, slow and cute. When this car sold at RM Monterey in August of 2012 for $41k, our reporter wrote, “Price paid was up there... but I doubt you could restore one to this level for less” (SCM# 209637). Very well bought today. #1603-1998 FERRARI F355 Spider. S/N ZFFXR48AXW00112503. Yellow/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 33,801 miles. Still looks new with no paint chips or touch-ups, thanks to the clear vinyl protection strips applied to the front, lower sides and door edges. Thirty-two-valve V8 with automatic. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $55,000. This Ferrari seemed to have been well cared for during its 33,801 miles. No mention was made of scheduled maintenance or service records. If it runs out 80 Sports Car Market #2064-1915 FORD MODEL T Speedster. S/N 836018. Red/black leather. Odo: 999 miles. The paint is well done. There is a lot of brass, and it is all polished to a very high sheen. This car was assembled in 1975 using areas. Some discoloration on the painted exhaust and some dirt on the cord-wrapped leaf springs. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $143,000. The only comparison I know of is when I watched this same car sell at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2008 for $181,500. That seemed fair at the time, based only on the tremendous amount of labor invested in creating it. In this sale there were a number of such huge, elaborate creations to choose from, and that may have diluted the price. #5099-1933 PACKARD TWELVE Model 1005 convertible. S/N 901536. Black & orange/ black cloth/orange leather. Odo: 4,435 miles. Appears to be an older restoration that still shows well despite some paint nicks, chips and a few flaws. The top appears new, as do the leather seats. All chrome is excellent.

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ There are some cracks in the steering wheel with some apparent patching. Nicely detailed undercarriage with only a couple of oil leaks visible on the oil pan. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $302,500. Owned and restored expertly by Gordon Apker in the 1980s after buying it from the drummer of the band Three Dog Night in 1974. Said to have been original and never taken apart at that point. Numerous past awards and documented owners. This car had a list price of $4,650 in 1933! #910-1948 FORD F-1 custom panel truck. S/N 159629. Teal/gray cloth. Odo: 604 miles. 350-ci supercharged V8, auto. Restored with original rebuilt suspension and a supercharged 350 V8 with automatic. Modern gauges and reclining bucket seats. The front chrome bumper has light scratching. Scratches on the windshield. New wood and wear strips on the floor. Good paint with some visible new, with an original radio installed. Shod with BF Goodrich Silverton wide whitewalls and has a driver’s side spotlight installed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $36,300. A very nice truck in pleasing colors from that era when most pickup trucks were strictly utility vehicles and not many buyers were looking to spend extra bucks on style. These trucks have always been a staple of the collector car market. Bought at a market-correct price. flaws around the rear doors. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,500. Restored for comfortable (and fast) driving on modern roads. Great opportunity for an advertising vehicle, as it is sure to draw attention wherever it is driven or parked. Both the buyer and the seller should be pleased. Sold here two years ago for $20,900 (SCM# 214891). #2017-1954 KAISER-DARRIN 161 roadster. S/N 16001208. Mint green/mint green canvas/green leather. Odo: 62,891 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Well detailed and restored, top to bottom, inside and out. One of only 435 built in single year of production. This one is number 208. Sold as part of the Ron Pratte Collection. Unique sliding doors. and even. Correct T-3 headlights and tar-top battery. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $192,500. A very correct and high-level restoration done to factory specs; scored 990 at a Super Chevy show. Original 2-bbl 185-hp engine. The ’57 Bel Air convertible is an icon of the old-car hobby and is a bucket-list car for many. This was one of the best you will ever see, and the over-the-top price reflects that. Designed by its namesake, Howard “Dutch” Darrin. The fiberglass bodies came from boatbuilder Glasspar. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $187,000. The numbers for these vary widely. At RM Amelia Island last month, Barrett sold a Darrin in the same color for $198k and a red one for $107k. This one sold above market, but I still think the price was not crazy. #416-1955 GMC APACHE Cameo pickup. S/N 1018P44864. Blue & white/blue cloth & vinyl. Odo: 485 miles. 265-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Good-quality new paint and all- 82 #894-1959 METROPOLITAN coupe. S/N E60900. Blue & white/blue & white vi- #1017-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR convertible. S/N VC57T242961. Mint green/ dark green cloth/two-tone green vinyl. Odo: 21,041 miles. 283-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. All-new paint longboarded to plate-glass smoothness. All-new chrome. All trim fits tight and smooth, and even the interior dash trim shows no dents. There are a couple of very minor waves in the front left fender spear, but you have to look hard. All panel gaps are correct new chrome. The sides are smooth and straight. Rebuilt engine and transmission and upgrade to an alternator. The bed wood and rub strips are also new. Some panel fits are slightly uneven. The interior appears to be nyl. Odo: 41,567 miles. 91-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. The newer paint is shiny but does have some issues. Poor masking shows paint on the windshield rubber and corrosion bubbles at bottom corners of windshield on cowl. Some corner windshield delamination starting. The driver’s door has a couple of paint chips and one large paintbrush-retouched area. The interior chrome shows some pitting, as do the vent pane frames. The chrome has worn through in spots on the rear bumper. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $20,350. The 1959 model has the advantage over the earlier models in that it has a trunk with an opening lid, so you don’t have to access it from the inside. As I’ve said before, “cute” always sells here in Scottsdale. This little Met did quite well today. Well bought and sold. #5090-1965 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX3169. Green/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 29,302 miles. 427-ci V8, 2x4bbl, 4-sp. The paint, chrome and interior show as-new from the restoration in 2012. Some rock chips on the windscreen. Accessory windwings, driver’s side Talbot racing mirror and racing seat belts. Said to be the original drivetrain. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,595,000. This car was finished on December 1, 1965, and sold on Dec 13, 1965. Titled as a 1966. Just a bit of perspective: This Cobra was offered at a Christie’s auction in 1997 and was bid to $150k, which we called “the right money” but which wasn’t enough to meet reserve (SCM# 12342). Market-correct today. Well bought and sold. #2512-1967 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 67402F2U00943. Blue/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 1,288 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 4-sp. Carroll Shelby originally gave this car to his son Mike. Very clean in all respects. Some scratches on the rear glass. Wood-rim steering wheel. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $440,000. Previously sold here in 2008 for $363k. It seemed like every Shelby collector in the world was here, hoping to take a piece of Shelby history home. So it was fully priced, but also marketcorrect. © Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ RM Auctions — Phoenix 2015 A 1964 Ferrari 250 LM made $9.6m, becoming the most expensive car ever sold during the Arizona auction weekend Company RM Auctions Date January 15–16, 2015 Location Phoenix, AZ Auctioneer Max Girardo Automotive lots sold/offered 110/123 Sales rate 89% Sales total $63,605,500 High sale 1964 Ferrari 250 LM coupe, sold at $9,625,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Top-selling vehicle in Arizona auction history — 1964 Ferrari 250 LM coupe, sold at $9,625,000 Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics W hen the dust settled at RM’s annual Arizona sale in January, 18 cars had sold for over $1m each, and four of the no-sales had been bid to seven figures. It was not all that long ago when joining the million-dollar club was a real distinction, but now it seems almost commonplace. The resulting $64m in total sales blew the doors off last year’s results by nearly $20m, and records fell by the wayside at the drop of auctioneer Max Girardo’s hammer. The featured car, a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM with coachwork by Scaglietti, set a record as the most expensive car ever sold during the Arizona auction weekend at $9.6m. It was the ninth of 32 examples built and had an extensive and varied racing history, even once being bodied as a Porsche 906. Porsches were out in force. Of 12 on offer, all but one found new homes. There were seven 911s presented, with a ’65 coupe bringing $297k and a soft-window Targa realizing $286k. A 356B sold at $248k, while a 356SC sunroof coupe seemed reasonable at $160k. A Mercedes-Benz 190SL — one of 25,881 produced during their 10-year produc- tion run — realized an amazing $303k. It was not that long ago when you could buy them all day long for under $50k, but as 300SLs continue to appreciate, these follow in their wake. This was an exceptional example, and two other 190SLs sold for $187 and $182k. Still huge money, but less insane by comparison. Three stunning Packards were offered and all sold for strong money. The 1932 Custom Sport phaeton sold at the million-dollar mark, while a very drivable 1937 Twelve coupe roadster sold for a respectable $319k. Reports of the demise of Full Classics are a bit premature, I think, as these results confirm. By all accounts this was a sensational sale. 1933 Packard Twelve Model 1006 all-weather town car, sold at $374,000 84 The only question is what will RM do to top it next year? ♦ Sales Totals $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sports Car Market Jim Pickering

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ ENGLISH #233-1953 BENTLEY R CONTINEN- TAL sports saloon. S/N BC16LA. Eng. # BA15. Black/brown leather. Odo: 68,129 miles. One of only 24 LHD versions built in 1953. Ordered with a long list of special features, including sealed-beam headlamps and American-style turn indicators. Fitted with desirable 4-speed manual and center floor shift. Shipped to West Coast dealer Kjell Qvale and history known since that time. search confirms correct history. Questions may have held things back a bit, as another $50k would have not been unreasonable here. GERMAN #139-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K with car. Engine properly detailed. A strong presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $220,000. These continue to march up the chart, with the price guides being upgraded after every major sale. Popular for good reason. Price paid was spot-on for now. #122-1965 JAGUAR XKE Series I con- vertible. S/N 1E11337. Eng. # 7E65509. Silver Blue/dark blue leather. Odo: 56,537 miles. The desirable 4.2 Series I with covered headlamps. Documented with JDHT Certificate and freshly restored. Alloy radiator added along with 15-inch steering wheel. Complete Stored for many years with recent recommissioning. Luxurious interior and paint very presentable. Cost $18,000 when new, according to catalog. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,525,000. This was last seen at RM’s 2012 Monterey sale, where I watched it sell for $1,622,500 (SCM# 209589). Seller must have had his reasons for taking a bit of a haircut, as the R-type Bentley continues to be desirable. Buyer should be pleased, as center floor shift is a big plus. #162-1957 JAGUAR XK 140 M roadster. S/N A813268. Eng. # G97928. Imperial Maroon/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 6,090 miles. One of the last XK 140s produced. Originally an M model, but factory ran out of C-type heads. Restored in 2010 at documented cost of $125k. Upgraded with 5-speed and disc brakes. Extensively toured since restoration. Very attractive tan leather interior with Cabriolet A. S/N 154146. Maroon/brown soft top/Biscuit leather. Odo: 73,835 km. Only 32 of this version of the 540K Cabriolet As were built. Design only surpassed by Special Roadster. Recent bare-metal restoration by known marque specialist. Equipped with fitted lug- gage and radio. Several concours awards including Pebble Beach. An imposing 540K. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $3,100,000. A tough call here. Money bid has to be close to the market, so have to think a little give ’n’ take would have gotten the job done. Wonder where the seller will get more. #238-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL with matching hard top. Low miles thought to be actual. Little to fault here. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $280,500. The Series I E-type, built between 1961 and ’67, continues to be hot property, escalating in value with no end in sight. Price paid here is in line with current market. FRENCH #146-1937 BUGATTI TYPE 57C Ven- toux coupe. S/N 57584. Eng. # 507. Blue & red/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 2,805 km. Thought to have been the Bugatti demonstrator at 1937 Paris Auto Show. Involved history of chassis numbers. Engine and data plate were changed during 1950s restoration; has engine and firewall tag from 57664. Re-restored in mid 1990s to present standard. Has been well maintained, with only minor signs of age or wear. A stun- maroon. Engine clean and sparkling. Minor signs of use. A well-presented XK 140 roadster. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $209,000. The XK 140 is a desirable Jag with the increased interior room and improved cooling. Price paid here was strong and well above the estimates. Documented restoration and limited tour miles made the difference. The XK 140 has been appreciating of late and this continues the trend. #144-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I con- vertible. S/N 877151. Carmen Red/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 4,395 miles. Desirable Series I with covered headlamps. Quality restoration with new interior and striking paint. Electronic ignition and aluminum radiator added. Jaguar Daimler Heritage Certificate 86 ning and elegant design. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $800,000. This same chassis number shows up as belonging to a Bugatti replica roadster sold by Gooding at their 2010 Scottsdale sale ($429k, SCM# 156866). I think the RM re- Sports Car Market Gullwing. S/N 1980405500594. Silver Gray/ plaid fabric. Odo: 41,978 miles. Bare-metal repaint in 2013. Fitted with Rudge wheels and correct belly pans. Has both leather and cloth seating, along with fitted luggage. Numbersmatching, with a number of recent awards. Complete with toolkit. A quality example of a very desirable 300SL. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,485,000. This car sold a year ago at Bonhams Scottsdale for $1,078,000 (SCM# 232131). It was well bought then, and considering the market, the price paid today was still a bit on the light side. It had received a recent respray and had the desirable Rudge wheels that add about $40k to the package. Both sets of seats and pans are also a big plus. Well bought indeed. #111-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1989807500661. Strawberry/ black fabric/black leather. Odo: 95,660 miles.

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ Driven on a regular basis by owner of over 40 years. Restored twice. Extensive documentation and original motor. Shows overall signs of age and use but nothing show-stopping. Interesting history with car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,210,000. Price paid was in line with usedbut-not-abused condition. 300SLs continue to be a predictable commodity, with condition being the deciding factor. #244-1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 12104010024330. Pearl Gray/green fabric/green leather. Odo: 42,249 miles. A well-maintained and fully documented 190SL in the right colors. Known Canadian ownership since 1966. One of almost 26,000 produced. Body panels straight and solid. Very acceptable brightwork. Green leather interior in good order. Complete with $50k, but that was then and this is now. This is the going rate for a solid, well-presented example. #260-1962 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER Westfalia camper bus. S/N 952150. Turquoise & white/gray vinyl. Odo: 2,566 miles. A well-restored example, with the cute factor of period camping items. Quality restoration and displayed at the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum. Equipped with all available options, including luggage rack, plaid rear seats, wood cabinetry and factory-optioned tent. Paint presentable; very unusual #142-1964 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 128987. Eng. # 811658. Champagne Yellow/black leather. Odo: 39,158 miles. A properly restored example with desirable sunroof. Panels are straight and solid, with a respray in the original color. Wheels are date code-correct. Engine clean and properly detailed. Stated to be a rust-free California car. The SC got revised hubcaps and 4-wheel disc fitted luggage and whitewalls. A striking example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $181,500. These continue to ride the crest created by their larger sibling, the 300SL. It was not all that long ago you could buy these for well under interior. Top speed is only 59 mph, so don’t worry about 0–60 times. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $110,000. This was last seen at Auctions America’s sale at Burbank in August of 2014, where it failed to sell at $85k (SCM# 244769). Looks like the display of period camping goodies did the trick, as this was the most photographed car of the auction. brakes. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $159,500. It seems 356s are slipping a bit as 911s attract increased attention. This was a quality “driver” example, and the sunroof adds about $5k to the package. Would call this a marketcorrect transaction and in line with the new conditions. Sold at Mecum Houston 2013 for $94k, which we called “well sold, but worth every penny” (SCM# 215825). #220-1969 PORSCHE 911S soft-window Targa. S/N 119310176. Irish Green/black vinyl & houndstooth. Odo: 53,337 miles. Recent cosmetic restoration and mechanical freshening. All 1969 Porsches got a slightly longer wheelbase, and this example has the specialorder soft rear window. Thought that only nine still exist. Engine replaced with one from same series. Equipped with Fuchs wheels. All long-wheel-base soft-Targas were forced to be optioned with the rear seat delete. Complete with Kardex, toolkit and jack. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $286,000. 911s are appreciating rapidly, and this example was certainly no exception. The right year and “soft window” are a plus. Engine change did not deter the bidding here. If anything, a bit ahead of the market, but not to worry—it will catch up. #229-1974 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE 3.5 cabriolet. S/N 11102712004154. Silver Blue/blue fabric/Parchment leather. Odo: 14,445 miles. Produced for just two years, with only 1,232 cabriolets built. Numbers- 88 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ matching, as documented by factory data card. Equipped with Behr air conditioning, electric windows and floor-mounted automatic transmission. Stated to be well maintained, with recent service and detailing. A very attractive example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $473,000. This was an exceptional example that sold for exceptional money. That said, Mercedes of all variety have been doing well, so the tide lifting the 300SLs may just be lifting other models as well. ITALIAN #255-1924 ISOTTA FRASCHINI TIPO 8 tourer. S/N 489. Eng. # 500. Red & black/ black fabric/black leather. RHD. Odo: 43,006 km. One of about 20 surviving Tipo 8 Isottas in all body styles, according to catalog. Retains original body, chassis and engine. Cosmetic restoration and mechanical work erly sorted. A “Rat Pack” favorite. Only about 120 built between 1956 and 1958. Attractive colors. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. Wow, the crowd was taking a break on this one, as these have been selling for as much as $500k. Even lesser examples are over $300k, so I have to guess that the lack of fins held this later example back. #254-1961 DUAL-GHIA L6.4 coupe. S/N 0309. Black/black & white leather. Odo: 255 miles. The follow-up to the Dual-Ghia, but only 26 built at a list price of $15,000. Best known for celebrity ownership. Powered by Chrysler 383 Wedge motor. Total restoration in 2005 with new reproduced fitted luggage. performed in 2000. Leather interior worn and paint unwinding. Limited brightwork just okay. An elegant Full Classic. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $280,000. The early Isotta Fraschini styling is not as desirable as the later designs. Has a tired edge, which means the potential buyer would be writing a lot more checks. That may have scared away the potential bidders. #219-1955 FERRARI 250 GT Europa Boano “low roof” alloy coupe. S/N 0447GT. Red & silver/tan leather. Odo: 44,868 miles. Unusual “low roof” model with early alloy body. Designed by Pininfarina but bodied by Boano. Later bodies by Ellena had raised roofline. Restored in 1986 and was part of Blackhawk Collection. Recent refinishing in Tour de France livery with engine work. #230-1958 DUAL-GHIA convertible. S/N 191. Eggplant/black fabric/burgundy & cream leather. Odo: 73,239 miles. One of the later “finless” examples. A complete restoration about 10 years back and refinished in original Eggplant. Interior in excellent condition. Participated in several tours, and engine is prop- Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,705,000. A very honest 250 GT with all kinds of documentation. Not a show car, but still very presentable. Price paid was as expected, so no surprises here. Rare hard top was icing on the cake. #250-1964 FERRARI 250 LM coupe. S/N 5899GT. Eng. # 5899. Rosso Cina/ blue fabric. RHD. Odo: 1,603 km. Delivered new to Scuderia Filipinetti, with extensive race history. Fully documented with Ferrari Classiche certification. The ninth of 32 constructed. Numerous racing mishaps and body/engine swaps. Restored to proper con- TOP 10 No. 1 figuration in 1977 with correct motor and rerestored in 1995. Well-maintained competition car. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $9,625,000. Presented with a long list of documented race results. Price paid was a bit under the expected $9m–$10.25m, but car was not as crisp as it could have been. All things considered, price paid was about right. #249-1965 FERRARI 330 GT Series I 2+2 coupe. S/N 6561GT. Eng. # 6561GT. Red/black leather. Odo: 89,129 miles. A firstseries 330 GT 2+2 with quad headlamps. Later series had dual. Only 300 miles on rebuilt motor and with new leather interior. Fully restored Borrani wires. A few issues with paint; brightwork a bit weak in places. A quality Numerous recent awards, including Best in Class at 2014 Carmel-By-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $412,500. The last L6.4 sold at auction went for $418k in 2009 at Gooding & Company Monterey (SCM# 152284). This was a good example but with no celebrity ownership. A strong sale. #136-1962 FERRARI 250 GT Series II cabriolet. S/N 3633 GT. Black/black hard top/tan leather. Odo: 41,968 miles. This was one of the last of the 200 250 GTs produced. Originally finished in Chinese Red, with known history from new. Interior very presentable but showing minor signs of age and use. Last respray in 2007 but has not received a driver and should be a fun ride with the kids in back. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $412,500. Price paid was a bit of a surprise, as the quad-headlamp examples are not as desirable as the later models. Rear compartment is fine for the kids, but a large adult would be a bit cramped. Have to call this one well sold—in fact, very well sold. #151-1966 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder. S/N 08313. Eng. # 8313. Nero/ black fabric/red leather. Odo: 91,992 km. Recent restoration to high standard with correct detailing and Marchal headlamp TOP 10 No. 7 Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $1,675,000. This was last seen at RM’s August 2011 Monterey sale, where it realized $660k (SCM# 168676). Subsequent engine rebuild and respray. A few short years later, the seller turns down a substantial profit. If there’s a story here, I guess we will have to wait. 90 full restoration. Equipped with factory removable hard top. Complete with books and original toolkit. Low miles stated to be actual. Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ lenses. Mileage thought to be accurate. One of only 200 built. Fit and finish to perfection. An impressive example. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,365,000. Sold at the high end of the $2m– $2.3m estimate, but the quality of restoration and strong presentation made the difference. Would cost a bunch more to bring a lesser example to this level. As such, fair all around. #211-1967 FIAT DINO Spider. S/N 136AS0000462. Fly Yellow/black fabric/black leather. Odo: 82,615 km. A collaboration between Ferrari and Fiat, who teamed up to homologate a V6 motor for Formula Two. 1,989 produced, with top speed of 131 mph. Recent engine work and respray in 2011. Attractive steering wheel and alloy doors and decklids. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $460,000. Dinos have been rapidly appreciating, but is the “L” worth the $500k–$600k the seller was expecting? Bidders here did not think so, and I have to agree. #204-1974 LANCIA FULVIA Sport 1.3S fastback. S/N 818650002213. Avorio Santa Anita/black leather. Odo: 26,466 km. Finished in an attractive shade of yellow. Original leather seating in excellent condition. Unusual rear window ventilation system. Signs of age and wear on exterior trim. Window rubber paid was over the $2.4m high estimate and well beyond the SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation of $1.1m–$1.7m. These seldom come to market, so pegging a market price is difficult. Two bidders had to have this one, and in so doing established the new market price. AMERICAN #113-1931 CADILLAC 452A roadster. S/N 702891. Red/tan fabric/brown leather. Odo: 546 miles. Bodied in the style of Fleetwood. The “106th of 105” original roadsters built by Cadillac, as the catalog put it. Build date not specified. A few actual V16 body parts used in the construction. Re-cre- paint, but trunk is a bit high on trailing edge. Few minor scratches in trim. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $110,000. A Ferrari at Fiat pricing. With 246 Dinos pushing $500k, this is a bargain at a fraction of the price. A fun tour car and perfect for events such as the Copperstate 1000. Price was certainly right, so well bought and well sold. #248-1970 FERRARI 246 GT DINO L Series coupe. S/N 01016. Rosso Chiaro/beige leather. Odo: 37,875 km. Early “L” series car, of which only 357 were built. Originally Blue Sera over black vinyl. Older respray and interior replacement. Well maintained, with a little age starting to show in paint. Very attractive interior. These were the transition between the worn. A well-maintained, low-miles, driverquality example. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $49,500. A Zagato-bodied Lancia for under $50k? The perfect car for the Copperstate 1000 or similar rally. Don’t think another $5k would have been unreasonable here, so I will call this well bought. Now go drive the wheels off of it. #158-1984 FERRARI 288 GTO coupe. S/N ZFFPA16B000055237. Red/red & black leather. Odo: 10,922 km. One of only 272 produced with 400-horsepower V8 that has twin turbochargers. Delivered new to Japan, where it remained until recently. Equipped with a/c, power windows and special-order seating. A powerful and rare Ferrari. The first of Ferrari’s super- TOP 10 No. 5 ation well done, with correct proportions and lines. V16-styled engine is elegant in its own right. Horns and Pilot Rays up front. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $319,000. Price paid seems like a bunch for a replica that is limited in its eligibility. Will be relegated to the “rebodied” class for CCCA events. Workmanship to high standard, but still... #152-1933 PACKARD TWELVE Model 1006 all-weather town car. S/N 901626. Eng. # 901533. Black/black vinyl/black leather & tan fabric. Odo: 63,983 miles. One of three individual custom all-weather town cars built by LeBaron and the only one to survive. Built as a landaulet, as the rear quarter folds down. Known ownership from new. Recent body-on restoration with new paint, chrome, upholstery and engine rebuild. High-speed rear axle added for touring. Awards at Pebble Beach and 206 and 246 GTs, retaining many features of the 206, like seats, center knockoffs, Nardi cars. Very well maintained with little use since new. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $2,750,000. Price CCCA events, but also driven on several tours. Still a high-point presentation. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $374,000. Quality Full Classics continue to do well, even though some claim they are past their prime. Can you imagine the stir you will create when arriving at your favorite dining establishment in this Packard town car? An elegant Full Classic that was fully priced. Last seen at Russo and Steele’s 2009 Monterey auction, where it no-saled at $675k (SCM# 141235). 92 Sports Car Market

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RM Auctions Phoenix, AZ #121-1934 AUBURN MODEL 1250 Sa- lon Twelve cabriolet. S/N 1201F. Black & pewter/black fabric/gray leather. Odo: 4,692 miles. Documented as an authentic Salon V12 cabriolet, one of only 27 built. Five thought to survive. The Salon Twelve had numerous unique features, including fenders edged in chrome and vee’d grille. Windshield and top modified at some point. Equipped with Wood- lites. Once used for dirt-track racing. Driver’s door out at bottom and incorrect ignition. A very attractive Auburn. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $401,500. A true Auburn Salon Twelve is extremely rare, and even in this one’s slightly modified state, it sold for expected money. With Columbia Overdrive and V12 motor, this is an excellent tour car. Well bought and well sold. #154-1937 PACKARD TWELVE Model 1507 convertible. S/N 1039232. Eng. # 906192AA. Blue/tan fabric/tan leather. Odo: 32,713 miles. The 1937 “Senior” Packard is very desirable due to “Safe-T-Flex” independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. Both new for 1937. Professional restoration in 2001 and participated in numerous events since, including CCCA CARavan. Complete with factory radio/heater and trunk rack. Nu- well-preserved example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $77,000. I watched this woodie sell at RM’s March 2014 Amelia Island sale for $82,500 (SCM# 239200). I thought it was a decent buy at the time, and seven miles later, it’s an even better buy now. #147-1954 KAISER-DARRIN 161 road- ster. S/N 161001181. Yellow Satin/yellow fabric/yellow leather. Odo: 5,223 miles. 161-ci I6, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Older restoration has held up well. Leather interior recently replaced. Grille often called the “guppy mouth.” Trademark pocket doors and Darrin dip. Slightly underpowered with Willys “Hurricane” six under the hood. Former AACA first prize winner. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. This was seen here four years ago at RM’s 2011 Arizona sale, selling for $121k (SCM# 168587). Only driven 160 very profitable miles since. Only 435 produced, but they show up with regularity. Price paid pushes the envelope, but these continue to appreciate. merous awards. Excellent brightwork and paint, with only minor swirls and trim piece missing on top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $319,000. To many, this is the Packard to have if you are looking for a tour car. The independent front suspension results in a smooth ride, and the juice brakes will stop the car in time. The classic styling is retained, and there is no doubt it is a Packard. As such, when a quality example such as this is offered, it will sell in this range. A fair transaction all around. #257-1941 FORD SUPER DELUXE woodie wagon. S/N 186475888. Coach Maroon/black vinyl/tan leatherette. Odo: 80,388 miles. An older restoration that was once in the Malcolm Pray Collection. Wood in remarkable condition for 25-year-old restoration. Engine with correct hoses and clamps. Very attractive interior shows minimal wear. Complete with radio and dash clock. A very 94 signs of age and use. Dash signed by Carroll Shelby. One of 1,368 produced in 1966. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. In excellent condition, these can push the $200k mark, and while this one needs a bit of attention, it is worth more than the high bid. Seller should spend a bit to make a lot and bring the car up a notch or two. © Sports Car Market #256-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM652372. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 83,213 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A welldocumented Shelby that is listed in SAAC Shelby Registry. Le Mans stripe delete, but most were installed by dealer. Fitted with black Magnum 500 wheels and manual 4-speed. An older restoration that is showing

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ Gooding & Company — The Scottsdale Auctions A 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ coupe retaining its NART decals and taped headlight covers looked well bought and sold at $578k Company Gooding & Company Date January 16–17, 2015 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 114/126 Sales rate 90% Sales total $51,516,600 High sale 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, sold at $7,700,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices A true time capsule — 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ coupe, sold at $577,500 Report and photos by Joe Seminetta Market opinions in italics A nother SPF 30 weekend graced the Gooding & Company auction tent in Scottsdale in mid-January, with thermometers on the better side of 70 degrees. The balmy air was almost enough to soothe the jangled nerves of financiers grappling with falling oil prices, European deflation and the overnight pummeling of the Swiss franc. Gooding’s VIP culture with convenient parking, excellent food and first-class ser- vice is the perfect environment for top collectors to exchange seven-digit checks for nicely restored pieces of vintage metal, rubber and glass. Auctioneer Charlie Ross gets better every year with his signature combination of humor, knowledge and efficiency, helping investors dig deep for the right car. There were a lot of healthy prices that edged the sale beyond last year’s $49m total. Most Enzo-era Ferraris, vintage Porsches and restored E-types brought strong money. A concours-condition 1964 Pontiac GTO convertible brought an impressive $330k. The Classic Showcase-restored 1962 Jaguar Mk 2 3.8-liter saloon was the bargain of the show at only $53k. Unrestored, original and “barn-find” cars continued to be in high demand, and bidders showed that they recognized the difference between a truly original car and a weak older respray long on patina. The highly publicized 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder with cracking paint and beautifully worn seats took high-sale honors, selling just under its $8m lower estimate. A time-capsule 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ coupe retaining its NART decals and taped headlight covers looked well bought and sold at $578k, and with some mechanical freshening, it should be good to go. You can redo a car as many times as your Top seller — 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, sold at $7,700,000 96 pocketbook will allow, but it’s only original once. ♦ Sales Totals $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #162-1954 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N 675239. Old English White/red leather. Odo: 9,061 km. Final year of the XK 120, representing the purest lines. Limited ownership history. No mention of books or tools included in sale. Full mechanical and body-off restora- hard top/black soft top/black leather. Odo: 5,133 miles. Heritage Certificate, hard top, tools and more. California car with show-quality paint by marque specialist. Beautifully detailed engine. Nice interior with only minimal wear to seats. Hard top fitted. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $363,000. I have never understood the premium for external hood-latch, flat-floor, welded-louver examples. Yes, they are rare and the original iteration of the famed E-type, but the factory got it right when they improved these features. Opening bid of $200k quickly ticketed to $300k, then stalled. Well sold. tion in 2011 to a very high standard. Earned 99.65 points at regional JCNA despite several “enhancements” like stainless-steel exhaust. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $132,000. A very nicely restored XK. The limited history and missing extras kept the price within the estimated range. Sold at the current market price. #19-1958 MGA Twin-Cam roadster. S/N YD3754. Orient Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 84,528 miles. Recent California restoration. Driver’s door panel fit not good (but probably tighter than what came from Abingdon). Complete with books, tools, tonneau and BMHT certificate. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $78,100. Although it was infamous for burning that rusted during the factory warranty period, but this was a beautiful restoration on a timeless classic. A saloon appropriate for the country club set or your local concours, even if the automatic transmission detracts. Very well bought. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows it no-saled twice in 2010: at $54k at McCormick’s Palm Springs (SCM# 160747) and at an undisclosed high bid at Russo and Steele Monterey (SCM# 165807). #156-1965 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk exhaust valves and other mechanical woes, most of the Twin-Cam weaknesses have been solved over time. These are wonderful, beautiful cars that are finally coming into their own. Sometimes it pays to reduce the bidding increments. Bidding stalled at $50k until Charlie reduced the increment to $2k and then $1k, which ended up in a great final hammer price. Correct for a nice example. #32-1961 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 convertible. S/N 875272. Carmen Red/red I BT7 roadster. S/N HBT7L13442. Metallic silver & white/blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 39 miles. Recent, comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration to a very high standard. Better-than-new paint, interior, chrome, engine bay. Owned by a concours judge, who paid attention to the smallest details including re- discs, rear drums. Charming two-ear knockoffs. Tidy engine bay. Correct hard top, but not original. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,815,000. A timeless, elegant design. Difficult to believe that BMW limited production to 253 units over a four-year production span. And you thought 300SL prices were flying! Well sold. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows it sold for $208k in 1997 (SCM# 14571) and for $202k in 1998 (SCM# 3417), both times at Coys auctions. #45-1959 PORSCHE 356A convertible building the gauges and wiring harness. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $71,500. While barn finds and original cars are the flavor of the day, fresh 98 D. S/N 86351. Ruby Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 53,145 miles. Older restoration of a U.S.-spec car in Kardex-confirmed livery. Paint bubbles on hood. Inconsistent panel gaps. Nice interior with correct square-weave carpeting. Produced only in model year 1959, Sports Car Market #2-1962 JAGUAR MK 2 3.8 saloon. S/N P219796BW. Opalescent Dark Green/beige leather. Odo: 3,731 miles. Single-family ownership for 45 years. Nicely refurbished by Classic Showcase in original colors. Excellent paint and panel fit. Brightwork nicely finished except for wire wheels. Interior showing some signs of wear. Power steering, overdrive, “upgraded” radiator and exhaust. Exquisite dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $52,800. Mk 2 bodies can be fright pigs BEST BUY they come. Stored long term until September of 2014. Received some mechanical attention since; drove “several test miles” before auction. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $484,000. A huge result above the $375k high estimate, but how many unrestored Speedsters remain? #51-1959 BMW 507 Series II roadster. S/N 70244. White/black cloth/ black leather. Odo: 28,156 km. A late, Series II 507 that was refreshed five years ago. Alloy body on box frame. Shiny paint with excessive orange peel (especially for a white car). Tidy interior with seats showing signs of wear. Front windshield delamination. Front TOP 10 No. 10 restorations still off some of the best deals. Well bought for less than the cost of the restoration. GERMAN #160-1958 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 83870. Silver/black hard top/red leather. Odo: 10,557 miles. One-owner black-plate (PRE 501) T2 Speedster. Currently fitted with cabriolet seats, but original seats accompany sale. Dynaplastics hard top. Worn, faded paint and interior. Abundant patina. As honest as

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ dex confirms original colors. Nice paint with only minor scratches and orange peel. Excellent attention to detail throughout. Tight, consistent panel fit. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $643,500. Carrera 2s have been underpriced and under-loved for too long. They have all of the positive aspects of 356 design with the performance of early 911s. They are less temperamental than the earlier roller-bearing Carreras. Sold for a market-correct price. TOP 10 No. 8 the model D was a more comfortable Porsche (with a proper windscreen and roll-up windows). At 1,330 produced, they are not particularly rare. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $187,000. A driver that will provide much enjoyment unless the new owner feels he has to restore it. Sold at market-correct price. #54-1961 PORSCHE 356B roadster. S/N 89427. Slate Gray/green cloth/tan leather. Odo: 3,243 miles. Tasteful “Outlaw” modifications, including lightweight bumpers, Speedster seats, 912 engine, louvered engine lid, center exhaust and Carrera wheels. Recent bare-metal respray to a very high standard. Unusual and attractive color combination of slate paint with green top. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $165,000. Some orange peel, but excellent #138-1966 PORSCHE 906 Carrera 6 racer. S/N 906134. Orange/red vinyl. Extensive ownership and race history since new. Well researched and restored to to a very high and correct standard. Currently presented in its Holland Racing Team livery. Instant entry to any vintage event on the planet. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,980,000. A stunning car that turned every head. This lot would look great in any collection, on any race track or at any museum. However, there are a limited number of collectors who can spend $2m for a race car. Hence, this piece of history was well bought. #106-1966 PORSCHE 912 coupe. S/N 353326. Gulf Blue/black leather. Odo: 92,558 miles. Exceptional restoration on a black-plate California car. Very few 912s have been restored to this high level with beautiful paint and interior. Tidy but undetailed engine. New Koni suspension and Cibie headlights. Cond: overall condition. Roadsters are a great combination of Speedster sportiness with modern amenities (such as roll-up windows). Modest “Outlaws” have a strong following, especially if the changes can be reversed. I would have liked to see the original engine offered with the lot. Sold in October at Bonhams Philadelphia for $135k (SCM# 252334). At that time and price, our reporter called it “well sold, but not a bad buy.” I think it was well bought here. #16-1963 PORSCHE 356B Carrera 2 coupe. S/N 124097. Signal Red/tan leather. Odo: 91,962 miles. Said to be one of 436 produced. Recent mechanical and cosmetic freshening. Like many Carreras, it does not claim to have its original engine. Disc brakes. Kar- 2+. SOLD AT $82,500. 912s have been the stepchild of the Porsche world for too long. They offer 911 styling and handling with less evil oversteer tendencies. Bidding was spirited, with a strong opening offer of $50k that creeped to the final hammer price. This is new territory for 912s but was deserved for such an exceptional example. #41-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL convertible. S/N 11304412019759. Tobacco Brown/brown hard top/tan soft top/Cognac MB-Tex. Odo: 68,595 miles. A very honestlooking, late-production Pagoda 280SL. Nice combination of nicely kept original parts with updated cosmetics. Factory a/c, hard top, tools, owner’s manual and parts book. 100 Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ #42-1973 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 RSH coupe. S/N 9113601470. Eng. # 6632708. Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 11,184 km. One of only 17 homologation-spec Carrera RS cars. These were used for testing and experimentation by the factory, and many had unique performance features. Partial restoration in 2007 with strong paint, excellent panel gaps and a nicely detailed engine. Fitted with Automatic. Beautiful paint and chrome with a strong attention to detail (body number stampings and factory welds intact). Nice dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $99,000. SLs remain strong. This may have been held back by the exterior color. Well bought at just under six figures. Sold here at this auction two years ago for $110k (SCM# 222215). #4-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL con- vertible. S/N 11304412020326. Horizon Blue/ dark blue hard top/blue leather. Odo: 93,843 miles. Final production year of the Pagoda series. Partially refurbished in 2010. Repaint showing excess orange peel. Tidy engine bay. Hard top. With a/c and AM/FM. Owner’s manual and toolkit. Missing some interior bits a correct 911/83 engine but not the original for the s/n. Only minor details are showing sign of wear. Previously sold by Bruce Canepa. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $1,050,000. The seller was looking for a big premium for the rare “H” configuration, but I don’t think the auctiongoers understood how special these cars are, and the NOM was a detractor. That said, seven figures should have been enough for this car to change hands. #37-1986 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.3 and details. Seats need to be restuffed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $82,500. 280SLs can be wonderful cars for a Sunday drive. They provide that vintage experience with classic elegance and sportiness. Prices are strong for time-warp or fully restored cars. This car was a “tweener” and hence brought an unremarkable price. #139-1972 PORSCHE 911S Targa. S/N 9112310399. Irish Green/black vinyl/black leatherette. Odo: 74,089 miles. With a/c, tinted windows, limited-slip, fog lamps, Blaupunkt Frankfurt radio. Original color. Scuffed Fuchs. Lower-quality paint. Cracked exterior rubber. Nicely finished front seats, but rear seats need gloves and factory air compressor. Tragic aftermarket rear speakers. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,500. Porschephiles love low-mileage cars. This example was in honest shape with nice paint and only minor interior wear. Turbos are the flavor of the month. They offer iconic styling despite their harsh ride and turbo lag that could be timed with a sun dial. Well sold. #142-1988 PORSCHE 959 Sport coupe. S/N WP0ZZZ95ZJS905006. Grand Prix coupe. S/N WP0JB09326S051221. Grand Prix White/tan leather. Odo: 24,577 miles. Claimed to have most of its original paint and interior. My paint meter shows some repair to the driver’s side rear wheelarch. Includes many details coveted by Porsche collectors: factory toolkit, OEM-style battery, repair attention. Windshield delaminating. Rear package shelf coming apart. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $132,000. A driver-level car. Missing the history and Kardex (or COA) coveted by Porsche collectors. Sold correctly below the aggressive pre-sale estimate of $175k–$200k. April 2015 101

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ White/gray cloth. Odo: 29,037 km. One of 284 produced. Rarer Sport specification saves 220 pounds over the more popular Komfort version. COA and factory dyno sheets. Factory roll cage. As if a 959 isn’t fast enough, this one has upgraded turbochargers, intercoolers, cams, ECU and fuel injection. Highly tinted windows. Excellent interior displays only minimal wear. Factory-looking paint with minor chips. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,705,000. 959s are not offered at every auction. This was a bit of a hot rod, but the work was done well. Well sold. #118-1996 PORSCHE 993 Twin Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AC2994TS375214. Polar Silver/black leather. Odo: 8,418 miles. CARFAX in hand. Hard to fault anything in this car, as it is essentially as it left the factory. Has it all: perfect condition, right colors, all of the details that Porschephiles covet. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $220,000. When does a car become collectible? Is it rarity? (There were nearly the VW bus crowd. However, I would not recommend being on the wrong side of an Escalade collision.This example was mostly original but with some very rough spots. Well bought if the new owner can just enjoy it. #40-1956 MASERATI A6G2000 Alle- mano coupe. S/N 2165. Red/black leather. Odo: 40,306 km. One of 21 Allemano-bodied coupes, sharing the suspension, steering and brakes of the famed A6GCS. Colombo-designed engine. Not running after 30-plus years correct taped headlamp covers, NART decals, alloy body and Lexan windows. Originally metallic gray. Drum brakes. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $577,500. Light rust everywhere but solid throughout. Needs a complete mechanical overhaul, but I hope the new owner keeps the body and interior as-is. A true time capsule. Well bought. #158-1961 FERRARI 250 GTE Series I 6,000 993 TTs produced.) Time? (It’s not old enough to legally have a beer.) In the case of the 993, it’s the fact that it was the last of the air-cooled cars. 911 Turbos from this vintage and older have experienced meteoric price increases over the past year. Not long ago, you could have bought dozens of these cars for $75k or less. This was well sold. Late-model “collectibles” like this are probably due for a correction. ITALIAN #50-1956 FIAT 600 MULTIPLA minicar. S/N 100108015519. Blue & green/green vinyl. Odo: 11,326 km. There were several freshlooking dents in the front panel. Cracked rubber seals throughout. Paint chips with some rust. Nice wooden luggage rack. Honest, original condition. Cute as a bug in a rug. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $37,400. Zero to 60? No, not with ing, orange peel. Seats have amazing patina. It would take you a long weekend to sort through the extensive documentation and photo history of this car. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,700,000. Auctions are often unfairly judged by their high-dollar sale. It takes more than being a one-percenter to play in this league, and those who can may prefer the SWB version. Well bought at $7.7m against an $8m– $10m estimate. (See the profile, p. 54.) #135-1960 ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 25 hp and the aerodynamics of a cinder block. Multiplas have risen with the microcar boom. They are roomy, handle surprisingly well and have Italian styling cues that separate it from 102 SZ coupe. S/N AR1012600043. Rosso Corsa/ red leather. Odo: 3,861 km. Unrestored Giulietta Sprint Zagato. One of 200 built, according to catalog. History since new. Patina with a capital P. Very original. Distinctive, and well-presented car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $4,070,000. The opening bid at $2m went quickly to $3.5m. Charlie knew exactly which bidders to prod for this rare lot. His voice seemed to slow as he spoke to each one as if Sports Car Market of storage. Cond: 5. SOLD AT $715,000. The new owner will need to order one of everything in the parts book (if there was a parts book). No obvious serious rust, but after a well-needed restoration, the owner will be out seven figures (for a 2+2 Maser). Well sold below the aggressive $750k low estimate. TOP 10 No. 3 #46-1959 FERRARI 250 GT LWB California Spyder. S/N 1425GT. Red/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 53,575 km. A well-known, long-term California car which was enthusiastically driven and shown in California. 508D chassis, Tipo 128D engine, optional cold-air box and velocity stacks. Originally an open-headlight car with white exterior. Paint showing signs of crack- rock-hard leather seats. Front and rear bumpers appeared to be rechromed. Books, tools, history. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $423,500. Unrestored cars continue to attract collectors. Sale price was 10 times what it would have been a decade ago. (Coulda, woulda, shoulda...) Well sold. TOP 10 No. 4 #132-1962 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA Series I Aerodinamico coupe. S/N 3221SA. Bianco/Grigio leather. Odo: 1,504 km. Said to be one of seven coachbuilt, covered-headlight, shortwheelbase Coupe Aerodinamicos. Classichecertified that it retains its original chassis, body and drivetrain. Unique features including chrome-trimmed hood scoop, polished belt molding and rear spats. Quality paint (with nice patina), interior and chrome. An elegant coupe. S/N 2919GT. White/black leather. Odo: 69,864 miles. Series I GTE in time-warp condition. Long-term single-family ownership with photo history. Eggshell paint crackles with beautiful patina. Original interior with

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ they were alone in the room. An exciting lot to watch change hands. No-saled at Bonhams Monterey 2009 at $900k (SCM# 142108) and again at Bonhams Scottsdale 2010 at $980k, when our reporter wrote,”If the current owner does not need the cash in the coming five years, he’s right in keeping this car, as I suspect there’s more upside yet to be realized here.” TOP 10 No. 9 #25-1963 FERRARI 250 GT/L Lusso coupe. S/N 5225GT. Plum/black leather. Odo: 10,466 km. Number 173 of 350 built. Tool roll. Handbook. Older engine rebuild. Paint is cracked, worn and thick (20-plus mil). Inconsistent interior (seats have nice patina, other areas have been replaced recently). Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $1,925,000. Unpolished Borannis. Seats have nice patina. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $2,900,000. Fourcams continue to move up in price. However, top prices are only paid for original cars or those with perfect restorations. This lot’s nonoriginal color and motor were enough to keep paddles resting on bidders’ laps. The seller should have taken the high bid. #107-1968 FERRARI 206 GT DINO The “Luxury” 250 succeeds in being feline and muscular. Although the center-mounted speedo and tach has been tried many times (notably the Z8 and modern Mini), it never quite looks right. Enzo-era V12s are still increasing in demand, but the result for this tired example defied rational explanation. Very, very well sold, above the $1.8m high estimate. #10-1965 FERRARI 275 GTS Spyder. S/N 07449. Grigio Argento/black cloth/black leather. Odo: 60,377 km. One of 200 built. “Upgraded” with six Webers. Forty-five-year ownership. Unusual features such as the polished side vents, Voxson stereo system. Attractive color scheme. Tragic, cracked paint (so thick, I could not get a paint-meter reading). Pitted, faded chrome. Recent mechanical and coupe. S/N 00178. Rosso Dino/black vinyl & orange cloth. Odo: 22,818 km. One of 152 206s made. Single-family ownership for 40plus years. “Possibly” refurbished in the 1970s. Large chunks of missing paint. Inside “frunk” looks grungy but untouched. Currently in need of a complete restoration. Cond: (Silver Gray) with black leather upholstery. NOM. Mechanical restoration by F.A.F. Motorcars. Cosmetic refresh by Berlinetta Motorcars Ltd. Today, the car is showing some paint imperfections with inconsistent panel gaps. car? $1m opening bid easily rose to $2m. Three previous owners of this actual lot were in room. Seller is reducing his collection while the market is strong. Well sold given condition and color scheme. #117-1968 LAMBORGHINI 400GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 01213. Eng. # 1313. Amaranto/ Senape leather. Odo: 11,880 km. One of 244 produced. Low mileage claimed to be original. Spending most of its life in Japan, this 400GT’s features include air conditioning, fog lamps and a heated rear window. A driverlevel car with thick, cracked paint. Slightly worn interior with nice patina. Detailed engine bay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $682,000. A model that proves that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Bidding was a spirited ping-pong between two people in the room until a third appeared. It wasn’t enough to meet the reserve, but post-sale results show it sold at this price, $18k below the $700k–$825k estimate. #53-1970 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 00600. Bianco Polo Park/black vinyl. Odo: 84,371 km. Said to be #98 of 355 “L” models produced with leftover alloy panels from 206 production (which saved less than 100 pounds). Factory test and development car with a replacement engine. Older restoration by marque specialist, yet still re- 4. SOLD AT $418,000. Dinos are on everyone’s list of most beautiful designs. The 206s and early coupes are the purest from a design perspective. However, maximum torque is a paltry 138 ft-lbs at 6,500 rpm. Many of these cars end up in Japan, where they have cult status. This one was bid strongly between two floor bidders. This will be an expensive Dino after its necessary restoration. cosmetic freshening. Missing carb covers and other engine bits. Candidate for a total restoration. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $1,595,000. Historically dismissed as looking like a big Fiat Spider, these have come into their own. Strong bidding started at the $1m mark and crept up to the final hammer price. Well sold a little ways under the $1.65m high estimate. #126-1967 FERRARI 275 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 10387. Red/black leather. Odo: 57,071 miles. Originally finished in Grigio Argento 104 #109-1968 FERRARI 330 GTS Spyder. S/N 10817. Chrome Yellow/brown cloth/tan leather. Odo: 34,696 km. One of 100 made. Older restoration with worn seats, scratched chrome, thicker paint with overspray on the rubber molding. Nice finished wood dash. Correct stereo. The SWB 330 is an elegant design with civil road manners and magical engine note. Cond: 3. SOLD TOP 10 No. 6 taining its original paint and upholstery. Proper vinyl seats and petite side marker lights. Undetailed engine bay. Classiche Certification. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $473,000. Dinos have taken a pause from their hockey-stick price assent of the past few years. However, this car brought a great result because of its factory history and L-type configuration. Could there be a worse color for a Dino? Well sold. AT $2,420,000. Colors are always subjective, but would this be your first choice on a $2.4m #12-1970 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 13109. Argento Metallizzato/Nero leather. Odo: 27,563 miles. One of 809 “Queen Marys” produced. Owned by former James Bond movie producer. Thick respray in early 2000s (with significant orange peel). Tidy interior and engine bay. Excellent glass. Nicely equipped and detailed with books, tools, records, correct Blaupunkt radio and Pirelli Sports Car Market

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ #144-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 04786. Rosso Corsa/black targa/ black leather. Odo: 75,589 miles. California car with books and tools. Factory a/c. Chairs, but no flares. Newer, darker mouse hair. Worn seats. Covered headlights (a dealer-installed Cinturato tires. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $374,000. Oh, how the market has changed. These cars have appreciated tenfold in 10 years. While they are larger 2+2s, they are a delight to drive, with great torque and civil road manners. Overall a nice car that was well sold at the hammer. #113-1970 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400S coupe. S/N 4413. Eng. # 30463. Miura Green/black vinyl. Odo: 58,842 km. Originally Fly Yellow. Very little ownership history. Sensible SV upgrades and $180k restoration by marque specialist. Excellent overall condition. Only minor details keep this from being a #1 car. Wiring not replaced. Mismatched fan option on many Dinos). Beautiful paint and chrome. Older restoration still looks fresh. Books, tools and ownership history. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $390,500. A very honest-looking 246. Dinos have been on a tear but took a pause this weekend. Sold for the current correct market price. #130-1973 FERRARI 356 GTB/4 Day- tona coupe. S/N 16447. Argento Metallizzato/ Nero leather. Odo: 43,826 miles. Late-production U.S. Daytona with a/c. Recent transaxle rebuild and mechanical freshening. Added power steering. Books, tools, history included with car. Participant in several vintage rallies, such as the Copperstate 1000. Thicker paint with orange peel and minor imperfections. blades. Inconsistent chrome. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,155,000. Miuras seem like a bargain against a 275 GTB benchmark. This one’s color change, limited history and “upgrades” kept its final price below the $1.2m low estimate. Last seen at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale 2008 sale, not sold at $370k, wearing yellow paint, brown cloth interior, and looking a little shabby (SCM# 48602). #8-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spy- der. S/N 06286. Nero/black targa/black & red leathe. Odo: 37,472 miles. With original California owner for 35-plus years. Refreshed in 2009. Daytona seats, power windows, a/c, Cromodora wheels. Tools, books, records. Correct mouse hair. Awful ’80s Alpine stereo. Poor windshield molding. Worn seats but presentable interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $698,500. Daytonas are finally catching a bid. They offer great power with sensational noises, and power steering really adds to the car’s usability. Correct price given condition. Last sold for $330k at Gooding’s 2012 Amelia Island sale (SCM# 196948). #120-1973 MASERATI BORA 4.9 coupe. S/N AM11749588. Red/black leather. Odo: 33,844 miles. Excessive orange peel evident throughout body. Poor-fitting rubber molding. Deeply scratched stainless top. Worn interior. Ugly rubber bumpers. Service records, tools and Maserati Classiche Documents. One of 571 made. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $264,000. A driver-level car that could be Nicely detailed trunk. Nice brightwork. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $418,000. Color is subjective, but black is no one’s favorite color for a Dino. They are magnificent cars on twisty roads and are on nearly everyone’s list of all-time best sports car designs, but prices are flattening from their recent rise. Market-correct here. 106 Sports Car Market enjoyed. High price paid for an average car. Well sold. #61-1983 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP5000 S coupe. S/N ZA9C00500DLA12607. Black/beige leather. Odo: 38,453 km. Euro-spec car with almost no known history. Paint bubbles and cracks in hood. Poor windshield seal. Worn, cracked, stained interior. Aftermarket Tubi-like exhaust. One of 323 LP5000 S cars built before they received multi-valve heads and fuel injection. Decades ahead of its time in styling. Still looks like it is from the future in 2015. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $390,500. Countachs are rarer than one might imagine. The mysteries surrounding this car and its condition held its hammer price well below the $450k low estimate. #38-1990 FERRARI 641/2 racer. S/N 120. Rosso/tan suede. MHD. Piloted by Nigel Mansell in the 1990 season. Victorious at the Portuguese Grand Prix. 641/2 was the seventh car produced for the season. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $990,000. A proper-sounding V12 that guarantees entry to any vintage-racing venue on the planet. Older factory rebuild, with only minor wear to interior bits. Much less complicated than today’s cars, with minimal ugly aero aids. One of the least complicated ways to run an F1 car in vintage events. A lot of track fun for the price of a 330 GTC. Sold at fair value. #49-1991 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A7M0086827. Red/tan leather. Odo: 8,221 miles. Single-family ownership since new, with low miles coveted by Ferrari collectors. Recent engine-out service by non-factory service department. Well documented with books, tools, records and original

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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ window sticker. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $154,000. Paint, interior and engine bay only showing wear commensurate with its low mileage. Brought up to usable condition but how many mysteries surface from lack of use? Iconic in so many ways, only some of which are positive. Many improvements occurred on the subsequent 512 TR. Very well sold. #34-2004 FERRARI 360 Modena Chal- lenge Stradale coupe. S/N ZFFDU57A140134718. Rosso Scuderia/black & red cloth. Odo: 1,481 miles. Über-low miles, with no sign of any bodywork. Claimed to have never been tracked. Tri-color stripe and Scuderia home a car this weekend, as this lot was well sold above its original sticker price and above prices currently seen in the used-car market. AMERICAN #155-1964 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2436. Black/beige leather. Odo: 33,509 miles. Originally Rouge Iris color, which is showing through in spots. Barn find. Late production. Single-family ownership for 40-plus years. Rack-and-pinion, 4-wheel disc brakes. Delivered with “Class A” accessory package, including luggage rack, whitewall tires, radio and antenna. Engine runs. Cond: #125-1966 SHELBY GT350 H fastback. S/N SFM6S801. Black & gold/black vinyl. Odo: 2,176 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Despite a six-year-old restoration and recent use on the Texas 1000 and other driving events, this Hertz Shelby remains in near-concours condition. Beautiful paint, interior and engine bay. Correct down to the last detail, including shields. One of the few lots new enough to be in the CARFAX system. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $286,000. Someone really wanted to take 4-. SOLD AT $979,000. Barn finds are all the rage among today’s collectors. You can restore cars as many times as your wallet will permit, but they are only original once. Despite the color change, this lot was mostly original. A decade ago, this would have been a restoration candidate sold at a discount. Sold just under the $1m low estimate today. Shelby Blue manifolds and unpainted bolts. This is reportedly the first automatic Hertz Shelby. Competition brakes. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. I spent some time with the passionate seller. As evidenced by the car’s exceptional condition, this was a labor of love. The attention to detail and its superb condition brought an exceptional result above the $160k high estimate. Well bought. © 108 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ Bonhams — The Scottsdale Auction Four cars sold above the million-dollar mark, and one approached eight figures: the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione, sold at $9.4m Company Bonhams Date January 15, 2015 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Malcolm Barber, Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 74/84 Sales rate 88% Sales total $24,909,250 High sale 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione coupe, sold at $9,405,000 Buyer’s premium With Le Mans 24-Hour and Imola class wins, this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione coupe sold at $9,405,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Jack Tockston Market opinions in italics & Spa. The location offered ample pavement for vehicle maneuvering, and a dozen premium offerings stood out front to beckon entry. The complimentary amenities included valet parking for all, a wonderful Continental breakfast on the show field and bottled water bearing Bonhams’ logo. B onhams returned to Scottsdale for their fourth annual classic car sale in January, setting up shop on the Pittman Lawn of The Westin Kierland Resort The entire auction proceedings were standing-room-only with considerable spillage outside. Four cars sold above the million-dollar mark, and one approached eight figures: the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione, sold at $9,405,000. The ex-Scuderia Filipinetti car was a class winner in period at Le Mans, Spa-Francorchamps and Imola, with full historical documentation and Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification. Bonhams’ pre-sale marketing included a separate glossy catalog devoted to this impressive racing artifact. Two Mercedes-Benz 300SLs came next on the high-sale list. A red-over-tan 1955 Gullwing once owned by the prime minister of Ireland sold at $1,375,000, and a silver-over-red 1958 Roadster sold at $1,237,500. Rounding out the two-comma prices was a street-version 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra whose history included being the manufacturer’s display car at the 1965 New York Auto Show. For those with shopping budgets below the stratosphere, Sales Totals there were plenty of excellent opportunities. A high-level driver 1969 MGC coupe with few nits traded for $20,900, a gorgeous BRG-over-tan 1969 Jaguar E-type coupe sold for $77,550, and a spectacular black-on-red 1934 Lincoln KB Convertible Victoria, consigned by Wayne Carini of Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars,” traded signatures for $451k. Bonhams consigned fewer cars this year (84, compared 1969 MGC GT coupe, sold at $20,900 112 with 101 in 2014) but still managed to sell a strong 88% of consignments and notch up sales totals to nearly $25m over last year’s $23.5m. Not bad for a single afternoon and fewer than 100 cars. ♦ $30m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2015 2014 2013 2012 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #182-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 coupe. S/N S680774. Eng. # W53628. Pastel Blue/black & gray leather. Odo: 39 miles. Fresh $30k restoration, gorgeous panels, nice paint, although left front fender seems a half-shade darker. Gaps off, both doors drop on opening but don’t scratch painted sills. Correct painted wire wheels in body color, chrome as-new. New leather interior includes black seating with gray inserts. Engine showroom-quality, drive was a plus, as was the folding windshield (lost on subsequent siblings). New owner can drive it as-is, do a rolling restoration, or fix tinworm damage now before it spreads. Price paid for this early example seemed fair for history and condition, and seller should be pleased with the outcome. #164-1955 JAGUAR XK 140 coupe. S/N S814386. Eng. # G40248S. Black/black leather. Odo: 5 miles. Beautiful finish on mirror-straight panels, clear glass, new weatherseals, sparkling wire wheels with new wide whites, dual driving lights, flawless brightwork. Interior fresh in black leather with red piping, red carpet, flawless timber and dials. Passenger’s door drops when opened to scuff black-painted sill down to the metal. Polished engine and ancillaries in concours environment, correct clamps throughout. El- deep-detailed. Driver-quality coupe. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $55,000. From a distance, this coupe had a rally vibe with the front bumper missing and classic dual driving lights. Up close, not so much. Although it offered matching numbers, stewardship tipped toward economy-grade, with vinyl replacing leather and a cloudy metallic respray. Engine looked stock, had smokeless start-up. Offered with no reserve, Bonhams’ low estimate was $60k. Seems well bought and sold. Lot 182, a fully restored ’53 XK 120, sold for just $22k more. #111-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I black porcelain coating on header has seen no heat. Unbelievable quality to offer at no reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,000. This was a very nice XK 120 with a fresh restoration. Comparing it with Lot 180, the ’53 that was less nice and $22k less, this one seemed like the better option. According to SCM’s Platinum Auction Database, the same car sold for $110k in August of 2011 at RM’s Monterey auction (SCM# 185530). Price paid here came at a substantial discount considering restoration costs and essentially no miles. Very well bought. #135-1954 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100 BN1 roadster. S/N BN1L222344. Eng. # 1B222344M. White/red vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 25,810 miles. Decent mid-level white paint, rust bubbles emerging on door bottoms and rockers. Door gaps way off, brightwork and glass good, correct painted wire wheels, newer blackwall Dunlop racing rubber. Repop red vinyl interior and matching carpet fit well, dash in body color, uncracked original steering wheel. Trunk clean, has new tool roll, folded BT7 roadster. S/N HBT7L9299. British Racing Green/black vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 59,716 miles. Very good BRG paint, minimal brightwork crisp, clear windshield, sparkly chrome 72-spoke wire wheels. Straight panels, driver’s door out at rear, wind wings, Le Mans-style gas cap, badge bar has dual Lucas Flamethrowers, third brake light on top of trunk. Interior fresh in tan leather, matching dash holds clear dials, aftermarket wood steering wheel, CD player. Engine bay deep-detailed, engraved aluminum valve cover, dual SUs. 4-speed has working overdrive. Total eye egant in spades. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $115,500. When a neighbor brought home a new twin of this car, it sparked my lifelong love of Jags. This one was minty-fresh, showing five miles, and its period-correct wide whitewall bias-ply “tyres” made it pop. All it required for JCNA top scores was a re-fit of the right door and a respray of the sill. (There’s probably a story about that misstep.) I loved this car, its unmistakable Jag purr, and it even had overdrive. Bidders were equally smitten, and it sold at no reserve $5k above high estimate for a well-bought and -sold transaction. #180-1956 JAGUAR XK 140 MC coupe. S/N S815222. Eng. # G63128S. Silver gray/ red vinyl. Odo: 60,959 miles. Economy silver respray with uneven metallics, orange peel. Chrome wire wheels, front bumper AWOL, rear remains, dual Lucas Flamethrowers, failing seals, heavy silicone around windshield. Both doors drop, scraping paint off sills. Economy red vinyl interior, burl dash has clear instruments, Realistic cassette with speakers in rear bulkhead. Replacement riveted-wood steering wheel. Stock-looking engine not red tonneau, jack. Matching numbers under hood, clean engine with dual SUs, spins 3-speed manual with working overdrive. Nice driver, but tinworm cometh. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $74,250. Owned by one family for 55 years, this was a long-term pet. Emerging rust is a common finding on these, and re-hanging Healey doors is a time-consuming art few body shops have mastered. A working over- 114 Sports Car Market candy. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $56,100. A Healey to warm the hearts of loyal marque enthusiasts. This was first of the 3000 series, which was basic compared with later evolved models with three SUs, wood dashes and rollup windows. This example was beautifully presented, with an exhaust note that only Healeys and Jags can produce. Bonhams’ value estimate was in the $70k–$90k range, SCM Pocket Price Guide was a $35k–$50k spread. Another no-reserve offering; selling price was a bargain for condition, and I regret not bidding. #105-1961 JAGUAR XKE Series I con- vertible. S/N 875246. Eng. # R13729. British Racing Green/black cloth/Biscuit leather. Odo: 96,223 miles. 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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ vers, flat floor, outside hood latches consistent with VIN (246th one built). Accessory front over-rider, chrome wire wheels, excellent brightwork, trim. Some weatherseals dry and cracking; incorrect gas cap. Nice tan leather inside, minor stretch to driver’s seat bottom, dash has clear gauges, modern CD radio. Engine area clean, stock, needs deep detailing. Lots of eyeball. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $275,000. At first, this early E-type seemed a collector’s dream. Since it left the factory painted white with red interior and black ragtop, I wondered if fussy purists would levy penalties for color changes inside and out, modern tunes, even a wrong gas cap. But JCNA gave it awards in 2004 and 2011, and color deviations didn’t harm the bottom line here at $117,500, above the SCM Pocket Price Guide’s high estimate. I don’t think buyer paid too much, just too soon. Seller should be quite pleased with the outcome. #167-1962 JAGUAR XKE “Special” convertible. S/N 877245. Eng. # RA68298. White/black leather. Odo: 32,367 miles. Filthy white vinyl cocoons entire E-type roadster. Bumpers, door handles, fender beading and windshield top chrome removed. Nose dented, homemade lumpy Plexi headlight covers (one broken), rusty wire wheels, added headrest fairing crowned with gas filler. No top, Jag scratch on passenger’s window. Interior refitted in blue leather, nice wood wheel, good aluminum trim on dash and console, radio delete. Stock engine, polished cam covers and SUs, correct air cleaner, modern clamps. Looks and sounds great. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $176,000. This coupe should get high marks in JCNA judging, and buyer apparently had same thought. Low mileage, matching numbers, Heritage Trust Certificate and presentation were about as good as it gets. It’s been said this 3.8L engine has more snap than later 4.2s; but having owned both, I never noticed a difference. This no-reserve coupe sold in the middle of Bonhams’ generous $150k–$200k estimate. Well bought and sold. #147-1966 LOTUS CORTINA 2-dr se- dan. S/N BA74FM59709. Eng. # S29773. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 64,472 miles. No reserve. Windows- and engine-out repaint copies Alan Mann racing colors. Some weatherseals dry and cracking, silver steel wheels have recent rubber, original hubcaps. Factory black interior has good original side panels, console and dash with dual stopwatches mounted on right side. Seats, headliner, carpet, instruments replaced. Vinyl around ashtray cigaretteburned. Engine bay immaculate, correct Lotus fresh leather kit that’s an olfactory treat. Wonderful BRG paint, brightwork, glass. Accessory front overrider, mint chrome wire wheels, fresh Redline tires. Gauges clear, incorrect texture on dashpad vinyl. Engine compartment deep-detailed to concours standards, alloy bits highly polished. Original dual-carb induction replaced with earlier intake and three polished SUs boosting output to 265 hp, according to catalog. Gorgeous. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $77,500. If I could order a new E-type from Coventry, it would look exactly like this. Consignor was an SCMer who took my questions, fingerprints and drool in stride—and understood why I miss my E-types. SCM’s Pocket Price Guide shows these in the $40k–$47,500 range, Bonhams thought $55k–$75k. Offered at no reserve, price paid seemed on target for condition, making this a win-win for both parties. #141-1969 MGC GT coupe. S/N HCD1U8209G. Eng. # 29GARUH3643. Pale Primrose Yellow/black leather. Odo: 95,138 miles. Paint finish tired, with cracks on humped hood, minor touch-ups, typical rust bubbles starting in both cowl seams, shallow dent in right front fender, aluminum trim scratched. Newer chrome wire wheels. Original black interior, both seats baggy with latchtype competition seat belts. Underhood remarkably clean, dual SUs, oil cooler added. 2,912-cc I6 (145 hp) spins 4-speed manual with overdrive. Above-average example, origi- taillights replaced with four trailer-type lenses. Interior original, dirty, wood-grain Formica on dash panel and console, aftermarket woodriveted steering wheel. Engine compartment seems stock under filth. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $57,200. Correctly offered at no reserve, and to my utter surprise, someone paid $57,200. Unbelievably well sold. #132-1962 JAGUAR XKE Series I 3.8 coupe. S/N 886871. Eng. # R75509. Opalescent Silver Blue/dark blue leather. Odo: 23,280 miles. Blue metallic respray well laid on straight panels, driver’s door closes hard, right door slightly out. Jewelry and chrome wire wheels excellent, front license hardware missing, dual factory-style mirrors. Right rear window-frame chrome blemished, seven-inch L-type I4 rebuilt, fuel injection replaces carbs, close-ratio 4-speed rebuilt. Looks like a hoot to drive. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $73,700. SCM’s Pocket Price Guide and Bonhams’ low estimates agreed at $55k. This example screams “rally car!” right down to those dashmounted stopwatches and begs for a roll bar. If the restoration was done using shops charging retail, seller probably got his money back or came close. Offered with no reserve, this was a well-bought and very well-sold result. Buyer obtained a fresh-looking vintage pocket rocket. #108-1969 JAGUAR XKE Series II 4.2 coupe. S/N 1R27025. Eng. # 7R79699. British Racing Green/Cinnamon leather. Odo: 60 miles. Left Brown’s Lane in Sable over Cinnamon; now resplendent in BRG paint over a nal miles, and just starting to unwind. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $20,900. Produced for just three years (1967–69), Abingdon thought adding two pistons could attract buyers away from competitors’ sports cars offering sixholers. Sales were disappointing, but the MGC nonetheless made an excellent touring car. They were quieter on the road with higherratio differentials made possible with the six’s increased torque (3,750 rpm at 100 mph, according to the catalog). Built two months before production ceased, this no-reserve coupe sold $5k under low estimate for a well-bought result. #106-1976 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF57955UO. Eng. # CF4835U0E. Tahiti Blue/Tahiti Blue hard top/tan vinyl. Odo: 72,474 miles. Striking blue hue, matching hard top, uncurbed Minilite alloys with fresh Michelins. Brightwork, emblems, weatherseals all excellent. Black ragtop stowed, unseen. Stock tan vinyl interior shows minimal use. Underhood clean save minor corro- 116 Sports Car Market

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Fresh Meat by Chad Tyson Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ Online sales of contemporary cars 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat sion on a/c compressor and heater valve. SU carb upgrade, electronic sparks, hardened valves and seats accommodate unleaded fuel, aftermarket air cleaners, stainless exhaust, upgraded brakes. Mid-1990s three-year total restoration remains show-worthy. Cond: 2+. Date sold: 02/01/2015 eBay auction ID: 161574116349 Seller’s eBay ID: J$site Sale type: Used car with 41 miles VIN: 2C3CDZC92FH715967 Details: Billet Silver Metallic over Nappa Black leather and Alcatara; 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 rated at 707 hp and 650 lbs-ft, 8-spd auto, RWD Sale result: $66,100, 41 bids, sf 199 MSRP: $64,170 (as equipped) Other current offering: Gresham Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Gresham, OR, offering a Challenger Hellcat in Sublime Pearl over black leather for $63,480. 2014 Shelby GT500 leather. Odo: 5,383 miles. Exquisite replacement cream body, black fenders, huge number of closely-spaced cooling louvers in three rows on hood sides, single row runs entire length of body. Sparkling jewelry includes iconic Bugatti grille, chrome wire wheels. RHD with cream leather interior matches exterior; driver’s seat bottom stretched, left less so. Metal dash true to original with mint gauges, wood wheel has four delicate spokes. Rebuilt drivetrain, DOHC supercharged engine con- SOLD AT $28,050. This late TR6 was 373 examples away from the end of production. It had a nice stance, exhaust note, and obvious loving care and maintenance post-restoration. I don’t recall ever seeing optional a/c in a TR6 before, but an obvious must for year-round driving in our Southwest. SCM’s Pocket Price Guide values these at $13,500–$21,500 (with a/c and hard top), while Bonhams envisioned $25k–$35k. Without reserve, price paid falls mid-range, which seems appropriate for condition. Buyer was pleased, seller will miss it. Date sold: 02/02/2015 eBay auction ID: 191499285663 Seller’s eBay ID: bdonahoe2012 Sale type: Used car with 2,200 miles VIN: 1ZVBP8JZE5263965 Details: Red over black leather; 5.8-liter supercharged V8 rated at 662 hp and 631 lbs-ft, 6-spd manual, RWD Sale result: $50,500, 2 bids, sf 3 MSRP: $55,110 (base) Other current offering: Porter Ford in Newark, DE, asking $54,770 for a white over black 2014 GT500 with 672 miles. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Date sold: 01/31/2015 eBay auction ID: 371244583552 Seller’s eBay ID: vernonautogroup Sale type: New car with one mile VIN: 2G1FM1EP1F9800792 Details: Black over black leather; 6.2-liter supercharged V8 rated at 580 hp and 556 lbs-ft, 6-spd auto, RWD Sale result: $59,664, 2 bids, sf 168 MSRP: $57,667 (as equipped) Other current offering: Wild West Chevrolet in Yerington, NV, offering a 2015 ZL1 coupe in Red Rock Metallic over black leather for $54,647. ♦ 118 sette. Underhood not detailed, stock V8 has surface corrosion, smells of gas, spins 4-speed manual. Original miles claimed. Possible restoration candidate. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $155,100. This was an Aston “demonstrator” when new, and early enough to escape DOT emission requirements. So four Weber carbs, 4-speed manual, and no catalytic converters make this drop-top rare and desirable. One attendee, an Aston restorer, told me he “flew from Florida to buy this car.” But when he saw its condition, he had a change of heart. High estimate was $100k, and last man standing took the project home for an amazing $155k. Very well sold. FRENCH #146-1938 BUGATTI TYPE 57 roadster. S/N 57661. Eng. # 25C. White & black/ivory #174-1978 ASTON MARTIN V8 Volante Demonstrator convertible. S/N V8COL15015. Eng. # V5405015LFM. Imperial Burgundy/ tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 28,271 miles. Original burgundy paint crazed, dented, scratched on most panels. Alloys corroded, conjoined deep dent in rear bumper and trunk lid. Windshield has road rash, Texas inspection sticker expired December 1985. Lined ragtop probably deflects rain, back window yellowed. Luxurious leather interior now tired, reeks of gasoline, timber lightly faded, Panasonic cas- cours-ready. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $671,000. This spectacular rebody is totally faithful to an original that burned to the ground. Body was crafted by Auto Classique Touraine in France, engine and drivetrain by Jim Stranberg’s High Mountain Classics in Colorado. Fixed steering wheel hub looks like a spear for the driver’s heart, but Jim told me it’s comfortable once underway. Australian owner discovered taxes there would make importation cost-prohibitive, so that’s why it’s for sale. Price paid sets its market value, and please don’t call it a “replica.” #153-1962 FACEL VEGA FACEL II coupe. S/N HK2A141. Eng. # 51136117. Dark silver/black leather. Odo: 11,794 miles. 1980– 81 windows-in repaint in original gray includes jambs (over previous orange respray). Chrome and stainless decent, windshield has very minor road rash, chrome wire wheels. Original black leather seating dry and cracked, as are door seals. Shutlines good, doors close with authority but have baggy cards. For condition, odo is probably on lap two. Engine compartment not deep-detailed, 383-ci Chrysler V8 stock, TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic. French style, easily maintained U.S. running gear. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $253,000. This Facel II was the 42nd built (May 1962, per catalog). Known history includes daily driver use; and once painted orange, it was eventually returned to as-built configuration. Final owner (now deceased) cherished it, and won top awards in concours and shows. Now unwinding, it’s best suited for “preservation class” competition. Result seemed fully priced for condition and rarity. Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ GERMAN #112-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500545. Eng. # 1989805500542. Fire Brigade Red/red plaid cloth. Odo: 4,750 miles. Excellent 2008 respray still looks fresh. Factory panels and gaps, chrome and glass not marred. Chromed steel wheels, correct caps, weatherseal puckered on passenger’s door no-draft. Seating is tan MB-Tex with red plaid inserts, fitted luggage is several shades darker than bodywork. Underhood is stock and showroom-ready, engine starts easily, no smoke. Known ownership from new; all important books and records, tools and original belly pans included. One of the best engine in a collectible before raising a paddle. In this case, little impact was detected in a selling price right at the bottom of the $900k– $1.2m estimate range. Well bought and fairly sold. #139-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980428500094. Eng. # 1989807500682. Silver Gray Metallic/black cloth/ red leather. Odo: 56,819 miles. Stunning unblemished silver paint, straight panels evidence zero repairs, gaps right on. Bright trim as-new except minor corrosion around rear bumperettes, U.S.-spec headlights, dual Raydyot driving lights on front bumper. Chromed knockoff wheels. Inviting red leather interior is unbelievably original, dash sparkles, Becker examples I’ve seen in recent years, if not the very best. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,375,000. The iconic Gullwing doors were not a styling gimmick, but an expedient necessitated by tall and deep sills over the tube chassis. Though this example was set up for touring, period siblings were driven to the track, raced and driven home in comfort. Bonhams’ low estimate was $1.3m, and result was darn close. Seller got his reserve, and buyer will enjoy the satisfaction of ownership and investment appreciation. Well bought and sold. #157-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 1980427500568. Red/tan cloth/ tan leather. Odo: 25,389 miles. Flawless red finish, chrome as factory dispensed. Windshield delaminating at driver’s side top. Steel wheels, small red caps, wide whites for period street vibe. Born in blue over tan, later repainted red. Black factory hard top (not seen). Steel wheels, Euro headlights. Interior presents as new, same underhood and antiseptic with replacement engine. Fabulous presenta- Mexico radio, nice white steering wheel. Underhood all original, correct and deep-detailed. Wonderful presentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,237,500. Back in the day, the traditional racing color for Germany was silver, and this Benz wore it proudly. It came with the expected books and records, maintenance files, and 57k original documented miles. Not long ago, the 300SL Roadster played secondfiddle to its sibling, the Gullwing, but no more. New owner and seller should by very pleased with this outcome. #115-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121040109500417. Red/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 158 miles. Excellent red paint, well-fitted tan cloth top, unblemished panels, factory gaps, doors click shut. Chrome trim excellent, glass clear. Whitewall tires on steel wheels, body-color caps, trim rings. Weatherseals and gaskets look recent. Fresh tan leather interior, tight cushions and bolsters reflect no use, carpet immaculate. Body-color dash sparkles, VDO gauges clear, Becker Europa radio in center. Matching numbers underhood, stock and concours-ready. tion. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $902,000. Sent to Paul Russell and Company for restoration in 2000; one can assume meticulous attention to detail and authentic restoration. In this segment, where bids roll in $100k increments, one should factor in the effect of a non-original April 2015 Gorgeous. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $132,000. Originally supplied in black with red leather; total color changes were of high quality. After spending considerable time studying it, I found just one nit: a non-original gas cap. In recent years, 190s have been creeping up in 119

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ value, pulled along as big-brother 300SLs climb to and beyond seven figures. This example was a stunner, one of the best I’ve seen this decade, and offered at no reserve. Buyer obtained a stellar example well under Bonhams’ $150k low estimate, for a well-bought result. #117-1973 PORSCHE 911E Targa. S/N 9113210566. Eng. # 6231106. Black/black targa/brown vinyl. Odo: 79,973 miles. In late 1990s, restored in Germany to as-delivered specs per photo album. Very good black paint with light buffer marks, unblemished panels, factory gaps. Windshield has minor stone chips, thin chrome on right no-draft, uncurbed Fuchs alloys with body-color background, bright wheelarch moldings, dual fog lights, PCA badges on rear lid. Interior tidy with brown vinyl Sports seats, with lighter shades on carpet and door cards. Uncracked dash has clear gauges. Engine area dusty, appears origi- $121,000. This was one of several offerings that greeted you in front of the venue. The VIN revealed this was 567th of 600 built in 1989, and the odometer implied minimal use. “Tea tray” spoiler, flared wheelarches, eye-catching colors and low miles are magnets for Porsche enthusiasts. Offered at no reserve; an astute bidder obtained this prize $9k under Bonhams’ low estimate. Buyer and seller came away pleased with the outcome, though the buyer’s grin was priceless. #120-2005 MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N WDDAJ45M000305. Black/black leather. Odo: 2,617 miles. Sinister yet luxurious in black on black. Long nose with minimal rear deck presents as-new, 2,617 miles showing, consigned by second owner. Not a chip, ding or fingerprint; unblemished windshield, heavy-looking dihedral doors swing up effortlessly with finger-touch. Interior mirrors the sweeping lines of exterior, red starter button on shift lever pulsates in red. Underhood is showroom, supercharged 617-hp accents looks and smells new, diamond-patterned seats have silver belts, “Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG” surround system, floor mats have silver edging. An ultimate ride in the fast lane. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $228,800. This is rather rare, being one of the last of the model run. Just 350 examples were built for worldwide distribution. A candidate for investment parked next to your “last” 1976 Cadillac convertible. MSRP base was about $229k including transportation, but not a myriad of options found here. Add Gas Guzzler tax, sales tax, registration and insurance for more thousands. Reasonably well bought result. ITALIAN #151-1960 ALFA ROMEO 2000 Spider. S/N AR1020402293. Eng. # AR0020402536. Alfa Red/black cloth/gray vinyl. Odo: 38,560 miles. Rare bodywork by Touring now has misaligned panels, including trunk high at bottom. Old, dull red paint has embedded dirt, odd white stripe draped across cowl looks like a bandage holding it all together. Steel wheels, pitted hubcaps. Serviceable black cloth top; when stowed, its black vinyl tonneau features a five-inch tear. Interior is stock and driverquality, odo may be on lap #2. Engine com- nal, including decals. Nice tourer. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $104,500. 1973s were the last small-bumper 911s before evolutionary changes. This one offered matching numbers, known history, restoration photo album, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, plus allimportant “books and records.” Last seen in January 2013 at Gooding’s Scottsdale auction, sold for $88k (SCM# 222226). Price paid this time across the block was under Bonhams’ $110k low estimate, which made this an investment with a potential upside. I’m calling this well bought and sold. #103-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo cabrio- let. S/N WP0E0939KS070567. Apricot Beige/ brown cloth/Mahogany Brown leather. Odo: 21,375 miles. Factory equipment and painted finishes in excellent condition, ragtop lowered and appears very good. No evidence of bodywork. Original gaps, doors click shut. Glass, trim and body-color alloys as-new. Interior in fine order, slight creasing on driver’s seat, Blaupunkt CD in dash. Engine compartment correct but driver-quality, new Fram air filter, original decals. U.S.-mandated rear rubber V8 exhales behind front wheels. Rare, expensive, guaranteed future collectible. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $209,000. I don’t normally cite late-model cars; but this was the first SLR McLaren I’d seen and touched, and that probably applies to most readers. Some of these were probably hermetically stored new as investments. Original MSRP was $450k against Bonhams’ estimate of $175k–$225k. No matter how deep your pockets are, that hurts. At least this one provided a few thousand miles of enjoyment to two owners. I hope the new owner buys gas with the savings and drives the heck out it. #175-2015 MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG GT Final Edition convertible. S/N WDDRK7JAXFA011243. Graphite Gray/ Charcoal leather. Showing less than 6k miles, condition is “barely used.” Unblemished silver paint contrasts with carbon hood, rear spoiler and trim that extends to interior. Doors lift upward with fingertip. Factory mags and glass mint. Black leather interior with Alcantara partment dirty, looks original and all there, framed in surface rust. A project for the dedicated Alfisti. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $49,500. If drivetrain checks out, this might be a candidate for saving. Its rare mechanical parts are available, and minimal corrosion is repairable. That said, the no-reserve pre-sale estimate seemed generous at $40k–$65k, and I was surprised selling price fell near the middle. Seems spendy for a running project, and I’ll bet seller bought a round of drinks that evening. Well sold for condition. #110-1962 MASERATI 3500 GTI coupe. S/N AM1012524. Celeste Ardenza/red Connolly leather. Odo: 65,124 km. Light metallic blue finish on straight Superleggera coachwork. Steel wheels, small caps, blackwall bumper extensions detract from iconic design. Attractive ride. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT 120 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ tires. Shin-catching exhaust tips stick way out, trunk corrosion painted over in black, Europlate holes drilled in lid. Stock red leather interior, Oatmeal carpet, Becker radio. Lateproduction 4-wheel disc brakes, ZF 5-speed trans, Lucas fuel injection. Engine dusty, stock, no leaks. Three period-correct Webers replace injection setup (included). Elegant touring car ready to do just that. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $286,000. This was a classy Italian coupe one could envision hurtling toward Monaco in the 1960s. I rather liked the three Webers since they prevent the “Prince of Darkness” from riding shotgun. Conceptually, this is more of a “personal car” like early Thunderbirds, but with much greater panache. SCM’s Pocket Price Guide shows a range of $125k–$250k while price paid with commission was just above Bonhams’ $275k low estimate. A well-bought and -sold result for condition. #128-1966 FERRARI 275 GTB Competizione coupe. S/N 09079. Eng. # 09079. Red/blue vinyl. RHD. Odo: 7,178 miles. Excellent red paint for a racer, paper-thin aluminum skin unblemished, large white roundels bearing “28.” Dual Marchal driving lights, jacking flanges have traces of yellow and red. Clear windshield, remainders Plexi, Borrani spoked wheels, Le Mans gas cap, dual exhaust. RHD interior, blue vinyl and corduroy inserts, four-point roll bar, stock dash. Race-prepared underhood but looks stock down to windshield washer bag. Curved TOP 10 No. 2 and has Red Book verification. This example is purely race-bred but looks like a street version with roundels, sponsor stickers, roll bar and racing buckets. Price of ownership felt right. (See the profile, p. 66.) #127-1967 FIAT-ABARTH 1000 OTR coupe. S/N 100GC112404. Rosso Corsa/blue vinyl. Odo: 390 miles. Tiny coupe, wrecked in U.S., restored in Australia at claimed $100k. Red paint better than new, glass clear, shiny bits mint, race-spec alloys, correct badging. Mint stock blue vinyl interior, upgraded steering wheel, single-loop roll bar. Engine area immaculate, 984-cc engine (100 hp claimed, 74 hp in Internet ads) sports dual Webers nearly same size as block. Odo reads 390 miles, but Internet ads cite 9,800, raising question #2. Cute Italian street rod with limited and rabid following. No reserve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $90,750. I’ve been watching this cloth seating inserts. Cromodora knockoff alloys unblemished; brightwork, lenses, glass sparkle. Restored mechanically and electrically by Sergio Belli, Toronto, CAN. Wonderfully presented and sought-after coupe. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $385,000. Red paint: check. Black leather: check. Red terry-cloth inserts: odd, but factory-supplied, according to the cordial Seattle owner. For 1969–74, 2,609 Dinos were produced, this being #542. Unlike later models, L-series have slimmer bumpers; aluminum door, hood and trunk skins; Daytona-style steering wheel and magnesium engine bits. This no-reserve offering fell well short of Bonhams’ $450k low estimate, which made this a win in the rising tide of Ferrari collectibles. mint little rocket for sale around the Internet for some time, with asking prices ranging $63k–$98k. Bonhams’ estimate was right on at $70k–$90k. Original MSRP for a base ’67 850 coupe was $1,795. Abarth versions started at $1,000 more, and went up from there. As former sales manager of a Fiat and Fiat-Abarth dealership, I have fond memories of these pocket screamers giving Minis fits. This one was beautifully restored with genuine Abarth upgrades. Well bought and sold, with thumbsup to the podium. white plastic velocity stacks on Webers reminiscent of ship ventilators on deck. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $9,405,000. This was Bonhams’ high sale and star car, receiving wide publicity and its own separate autoporn catalog. Under Scuderia Filipinetti banner, it earned Le Mans 24-Hour and Imola class wins, was a Pebble Beach and Cavallino entrant in retirement, #116-1969 FERRARI 246 GT DINO Series L coupe. S/N 00542. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 78,196 miles. Early example. Straight panels, excellent bodywork and paint by Pebble Beach award-winning Byers Custom & Restoration, Auburn, WA. Driver’s door slightly out, possibly from newer seals. Beige vinyl interior changed to very nice black with factory red #136-1969 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 coupe. S/N 12923. Eng. # B180. Black/black leather. Odo: 55,952 miles. Older windows-in respray shows light scratches, minor rash on windshield; minimal brightwork good, condensation in both front parking lenses. Panels straight, no major dings, contrasting Borrani wire wheels are uncurbed. Black leather interior original, driver’s seat needs and re-dyeing, carpeting serviceable. Underhood, all looks original, dusty but far from dirty. Elegantly sinister in original black on black, but its condition does not compare with more pristine examples I’ve seen at auctions. Some love would do wonders. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $748,000. This was the 88th Daytona built, making it an early example flagged by Plexi headlight covers. Originally sold in Montreal, then to Sweden, on to Japan, and finally to various U.S. states. This history may help explain the used-car vibe. At RM Monterey 1998 it sold for $86k at no reserve (SCM# 566). Price here seemed high for condition. Despite Ferraris currently being white-hot, this was well sold for condition. #123-1978 MASERATI BORA coupe. S/N AM11749US960. Red/black leather. Odo: 37,435 miles. Old red repaint (over original 122 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ yellow), dings and scratches throughout. Brushed stainless steel roof good, windshield has road rash, side and rear glass clear, factory alloys grungy. Interior not detailed, driver’s seat foam dead, bottom cushion split and separated from backrest. Complete dash, Alpine tunes. Engine compartment not seen (interior release lever is snapped off with no backup). Squinting through vents, it looks driver-quality. Vibe is one of neglect and not love. seems justifiable, especially if you don’t like red. Buyer and seller did well, with a nod to seller. #114-1990 FERRARI TESTAROSSA coupe. S/N ZFFSG17A8L0083742. Eng. # A04018159. Red/tan leather. Odo: 171 miles. Presents as-new, save for two small stone chips on nose, air-dam bottom scraped, driver’s windshield seal shrunk and pulled away. Otherwise unblemished, flawless glass, uncurbed factory alloys hold original rubber. Interior looks new, factory shift knob replaced by what seems like a plastic lamp part. Engine compartment original, clean, no trace of maintenance. Documented 171 miles. Needs total eye-catching restoration. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $35,200. This attractive FJ40 received an eight-month photo-documented restoration that cost $25k. Original mileage was low, with some California dry storage in its history. But some shortcuts included a soiled headliner and painted-over surface rust in back door jambs. Offered at no reserve, and final price was in line with other FJs sold this week. AMERICAN #124-1926 KISSEL 6-55 “Gold Bug” Mechanical condition unknown Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $132,000. Striking at a distance, used-car vibe up close. Two years ago, this was a $20k car, but they’re being pulled upward by another Italian marque with a black prancing horse emblem. This no-reserve sale went $32k over high estimate despite condition. Let’s hope buyer lucks out and finds everything serviceable to avoid a financial drubbing. Unless the buyer has a restoration shop, he bought this exotic too soon. Very well sold. #102-1984 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N ZFFJA09B000052775. Eng. # F110A01017. Nero/Nero leather. Odo: 9,815 miles. Black on black gives sinister presence. Paint has polishing micro-scratches, no dents or dings. Glass and trim excellent, unblemished factory knockoff alloys, low miles. Stock interior, finish on driver’s bolster worn. Pioneer head in dash, speakers in doors. Sill-mounted driver’s ashtray dirty. Engine compartment release broken, area not inspected, but looks dusty through lid louvers. Needs total recommissioning before use. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $324,500. 1,007 were produced (1982–84) roadster. S/N 5513231. Eng. # 5513294. Yellow & black/black leather. Odo: 23,819 miles. Gloss black fenders, splash shields and wheels contrast with bright 2014-vintage yellow paint. Each wood spoke on its 19-inch wheels has artistically-applied red pinstripes. Rare Wood Lite headlights, ripple-free body panels, good fit to solid-feeling doors, spotlight held by post attached to running board. Interior spartan with black leather bench for two; minimal gauges on wood dash covered by deeply recommissioning before starting and use. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $250,800. This was a “time-capsule” that was kept as an art object instead of a mistress. MSRP new was $161,600. Rationalizing, if you convert 1990 dollars to 2015, buyer obtained about $292,700 in value, with $42,000 left for recommissioning. With some 7,200 produced (1985–91), value here was low mileage, which might make this virgin well bought and sold, although adding miles may nick value. At Auctions America’s Fall Auburn sale, a Blue Chiaro over creme ’89 with 2,007 miles sold for $162,250 (SCM# 245280). JAPANESE #159-1978 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40264950. Eng. # 2F342072. Mustard/gray vinyl. Odo: 39,995 miles. Fresh-looking Mustard paint, white roof, gray steel wheels, white bumpers. Panels straight, factory gaps, period-correct Warn winch on front bumper. Weatherseals, emblems and hubcaps are new replacements. Driver’s door won’t catch closed after four tries, gray vinyl interior fresh, headliner soiled, steering wheel cracked, original AM radio, steel dash in body color. Stock engine bay detailed. Fresh and curved cowl. Light dust underhood, dry engine painted gray gives nautical vibe. Gatsby would approve. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $286,000. This was the definitive American sports car in 1926, a conceptual forerunner to Corvette and Viper, and why they called it a “speedster” back in the day. Sturdy three-bar nickel-plated bumpers front and rear seem overdone until one remembers there were still horses competing for road space in 1926. Price paid for this topless car was high mid-estimate ($250k– $350k) for a well-bought and sold transaction. #122-1934 LINCOLN MODEL KB con- vertible. S/N KB3375. Eng. # KB3775. Black/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 95,680 miles. Exquisite body by Brunn, older repaint holding up well, exceptional brightwork, clear glass. New black cloth top, new BSW tires. Dual fender-mounted spares, luggage rack folded against trunk and bracketed by dual with none officially imported to the U.S. A handful were privately brought in for spendy federal compliance mods, but exact total is unknown. U.S.-market values languished around $100k for some two decades and are now rising in today’s Ferrari frenzy. Low mileage, last year of production, and condition made this offering unrepeatable. Though sale price approached double high estimate, it 124 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ taillights. Interior presents (and smells) as-new in red leather on seats and side panels. Floor shift for 3-speed manual. Engine area is museum quality. V12 (414-ci, 150 hp) has no leaks, drips or seeps. By far, the most elegant entry at this event. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $451,000. One owner for 70 years, consigned by the approachable Wayne Carini of Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars.” I saw it featured on an episode in which he improved it with a new black cloth top, gorgeous red leather interior, and new blackwall tires. Huge car with elegantly sinister presence by Brunn, it’s one of three known to survive. Selling price was well above Bonhams’ $325k high estimate, and worth every penny or more. Buyer and seller should be pleased, with a nod to the buyer who recognized such elegance. BEST BUY #142-1934 PACKARD SUPER EIGHT Model 1101 roadster. S/N 71919. Eng. # 374108. Red/tan cloth/ tan leather. Odo: 14,516 miles. Huge red roadster. Excellent paint, dual sidemounts, wind wings, excellent chrome and glass, rumble seat. Wire wheels in body color, blackwall tires. Tan cloth convertible top covers a minty tan leather interior, split-bench seat (as in two close-coupled chairs), fresh-looking brown carpeting, Deco dash with clear original instruments, floor shift, no tunes. Heavy doors swing easily, click shut. Immaculate 320-ci I8 (120 hp) stands proud in detailed environment. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $195,000. A series of shifter between driver’s legs. Aluminum dash has just on-off switch. SW oil pressure gauge, no-name water temp gauge. No tach. Immacu- known owners maintained this car in top condition, restored it twice, and shared it often on manicured show fields. Way too luxurious for gold leaf “Fire Chief” lettering, it still reminded me of a fire truck because of its size and color. To my eye, car designs in 1934 were the ultimate expression of style, elegance and unity. Price paid was well under Bonhams’ $250k low estimate. Without question, a good value for condition and rarity. #121-1948 AUTOMOBILE SHIPPERS SPECIAL INDY racer. S/N N/A. Eng. # 56. Orange/black vinyl. MHD. 270-ci I4, 2x1-bbl, other. Concours restoration, bright orange “upright” Indy roadster, wire wheels, Firestone rubber. Outside fuel wobble pump, brake lever, right-side exhaust. Plexi windscreen clear. Interior spartan with black vinyl seat, 2-speed late Offenhauser 4-cylinder (325 hp) fed by dual Riley carbs. A museum-quality piece of history replaced by lay-down Indy roadsters. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $473,000. Owner Lou Rassey and mechanic Ed Zalucki built the car for the 1948 Indy 500, where it qualified 8th and crashed on lap two. Subsequent owners had wins on short tracks, and then the car ended up in designer Brooks Stevens’ museum. In 1982, David Uihlein bought and restored it for Pebble Beach. Valuing race weapons is risky due to so many variables, so today’s value was marked by these bidders. Well sold. #134-1964 SHELBY COBRA roadster. S/N CSX2570. Eng. # 00034. Princess Blue/ red leather. Odo: 70,009 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older Princess Blue respray good, original paint under hood and trunk, no roll hoop. Windshield and minimal chrome also good, overrider on front, tubular bumper rear. Chrome wire wheels, period-correct bias-ply whitewalls, no outside rear-view mirror. Fresh-looking red leather interior, wood wheel has “AC” hub, no radio. 289-ci V8 has correct air cleaner. Single 4-bbl carb, wet black stains on back half of intake manifold. A nit: Engine described as 306 hp; original ’64 brochure says 271. Either is sufficient for a Cobra. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,017,500. Readers of SCM know the Cobra’s impact in racing; but this one was a street machine and one-family owned for 46 years. Its blue/red combination has remained striking for 51 years, and will remain so for at least another five decades. Original MSRP was $5,995, compared with $4,252 for a ’64 Corvette. This car sold at Gooding’s 2012 Scottsdale sale for $688k (SCM# 191520), and here it proved its appreciation. Bonhams’ estimate was on the button, and an astute buyer gained a solid investment. © 126 Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ Russo and Steele — Scottsdale 2015 A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster brought $1.4m, earning top-money status Company Russo and Steele Date January 16–19, 2015 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Rob Row, Jeff Stokes, Dan Schorno, Frank Bizzarro Automotive lots sold/offered 403/603 Sales rate 67% Sales total $16,777,750 High sale 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $1,430,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices The subject of a 12-year restoration, this 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold at $1,430,000 Report and photos by John Boyle Market opinions in italics European sports cars, American muscle cars and collectible customs. Prices start in creditcard territory and range up to $1.5m or so, but $50k–$500k is Russo’s sweet spot. Alcazar’s idea is to help longtime clients broaden their American-themed collections with nice examples of “affordable” European cars. T his January marked 15 years of Scottsdale sales for Russo and Steele. Company CEO and President Drew Alcazar’s goal is to offer a mix of This year, sunny skies and highs in the 70s welcomed bidders to Russo’s familiar North Scottsdale location. The crew knows its business, handling entry, parking and registration efficiently. Alcazar describes this as “a collector car auction without all the extraneous stuff.” And he’s right. You can count the non-automotive, non-refreshment vendors on two hands. Instead, the focus is on cars. The auction area is “in the round,” with bidder seating on three sides. This puts buyers in close proximity of the lots, with no seat more than 100 feet from the auction block. With the cars, the noise and the lights, it’s one heck of an exciting show. A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster brought $1.4m, earning top-money status. Other top European sales included a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe at $303k, a 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster at $286k and a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 with periodstyle race mods at an impressive $143k. Added to that was a strong array of rare American muscle, with a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 and 1969 Chevrolet COPO Camaro ZL1 each breaking $300k. The only class of cars not well represented was ’30s American classics. Still, a nice 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman did sell for a respectable $151k. This year’s sell-through rate hit 67%, a touch better Sales Totals $25m than 2014’s 66%. Saturday sales achieved an impressive 74% rate. Despite this, overall sales were down to $16.8m from $21m last year. But while consignments were down by 132 cars, both registered bidder and general attendance numbers were up. Scottsdale 2015 was another solid year for Russo. We 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 Euro coupe, sold at $302,500 130 can expect that they’ll be back next year with another interesting mix of cars at can’t-miss prices. ♦ $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #F590-1951 BENTLEY MK VI sedan. S/N B196LJ. Silver & maroon/red leather. Odo: 30,351 miles. 2010 repaint has some issues. Bubbles on passenger’s door. Gold pinstripes could be much sharper. Large side section of left hood shows color mismatch. Chrome better than paint and mostly unmarked. New leather and wool carpet spotless, great wood door cappings and rear picnic tables. Hood not open for inspection. History of restoration provided, but not much else. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $41,250. The Mark VI was the miles. An ex-junkyard, unknown-history XK turned into a re-creation of a period racer with correct C-type engine upgrades, Brooklands windscreens, headrest, racing fuel filler and removable tonneau cover. Quality of work is outstanding, with new aluminum skins on age and mileage. Steering wheel refinished. Hood not open for inspection. Carpeting in back seems a bit sun-faded. Comes with first time for a standard saloon body on a Bentley. One of 5,368 produced 1946–52. Seller said car was taken off the road in 1973 for restoration which wasn’t finished until 2010, with added mechanical work in 2013. Overall paint quality and lack of mechanical information didn’t inspire a great deal of confidence. Sold at lower end of SCM Pocket Price Guide range ($49k–$60k), perhaps because the color scheme made the car look like a dowager dressed for a trip to Vegas (or Blackpool). #F455-1952 MG TD roadster. S/N 10034. Clipper Blue/Biscuit cloth/Biscuit leather. Odo: 8,711 miles. Seller states complete mechanical and body restoration in unspecified past. Nice paint in seldom-seen color. Bodywork very nice, bumper chrome near perfect, radiator has light wear. Leather nicely worn, minor discoloration on dash leather. Paint crack on wiper motor on top of windshield frame. Chips to edges of plastic wind wings. Right wiper blade missing. Rare toolkit included. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $31,900. This was another car that didn’t look like an unused showpiece but something someone had enjoyed and carefully maintained. Sold slightly well for condition, but considering overall appeal, a fair buy. #S748-1953 JAGUAR XK 120 roadster. S/N S674920. Silver/red leather. Odo: 49 132 to chrome parking-brake lever. Spare wheel heavily corroded with surface corrosion under trunk mat. Hood not open, but signs of oil leaks, and rust on chassis. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $79,750. The car description said more about the history of the model than the car itself. The issues noted didn’t give me much confidence in whether the unseen parts of the car are any better than the exterior details. Deservedly bid to lower mid-range of roadworthy 140 prices. Previously no-saled at Russo’s September Las Vegas sale at an undisclosed high bid (SCM# 255900). #S700-1963 JAGUAR XKE coupe. S/N 88702. Silver Blue/maroon leather. Odo: 80,902 miles. A numbers-matching threeowner car. Paint has a nice shine, with waviness on body side. Driver’s door fit off. Noticeable chips on edge of rear hatch. Minor chrome issues on front bumper. Good rubber and glass. Car has early interior with stainless trim, which shows wear commensurate with look richer than what you’d find on modern luxury cars. Engine bay is spotless, with all factory marks. Underside looks clean. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $79,750. The last and most civilized version of the “Big” Healey. This car was said to have driven about 400 miles since restoration by a marque specialist and has won awards at two California Healey events. These have been bringing good money for years and are still appreciating. High bid was about $10k short for a car of this quality. #F515-1968 JAGUAR XKE convertible. S/N 1E16161. Blue/black vinyl/blue leather. Odo: 84,473 miles. Older paint has numerous dings, scratches and general wear. Hand-sized slight dent in right BEST BUY doors and hood. Paint virtually flawless. Gap on driver’s door slightly off on bottom. Glass and stainless like new. Engine bay features period performance pieces and original fabriccovered wires. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $143,000. Nothing on the car looked like it couldn’t be from period. Sold for more than a nice stock example would go for. Again, it’s a question of what you want in a car. What this one lacks in period history it makes up for in overall appeal. Deservedly well sold. #S708-1954 JAGUAR XK 140 roadster. S/N S811899. Silver/red leather. Odo: 418 miles. Looks great from a distance but unwinds the closer you get. Paint is okay, but slight variation in some panels. Passenger’s door out at bottom. Grille has fresh chrome over nicks, windshield stainless worn. Unfilled extra holes for tonneau cover snaps. Licenseplate lamp cover cracked. Leather well fitted, but hood release knob and cable on floor. Wear books, tool roll and original jack. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $96,250. Series Is are prized for their covered headlights, but the first gear in the Moss gearbox isn’t synchromesh. The SCM database shows coupes remain cheaper than roadsters, so they’re a relative bargain. E-type prices have been climbing since the 50th anniversary of the model in 2011. Price bid was in the ballpark for a #2 car, but consignor is hoping for more appreciation. With a car as honest as this, he might get it. #S685-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L26148. Silver Blue/blue soft top/dark blue leather. Odo: 38,025 miles. A frame-off restoration was completed in 2011 and is said to meet the “Gold” standard of Austin-Healey Concours Registry. Outstanding paint and bodywork. The only fault I can find is the trunk gaps are ever-so-slightly variable, but probably per factory. Chrome perfect. Dark blue leather complements the silver blue paint, carpets Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ rear quarter. Stainless worn, with minor scratches. Interior leather nicely broken in. Speakers cut into doors and stainless trim inside driver’s door missing. Wood steering wheel shows wear but is not quite ready for refinishing. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $61,600. An original two-owner Arizona car. An honest car that’s been well looked after and maintained, with one respray. Comes with original documents, spare and tools. While Series II E-types have always lacked the sexiness of their closed-headlamp siblings, they’re still great cars, with some welcome upgrades over the Series Is. Sold on the money for a car in this condition. Given its known history, I’d say slightly well bought. GERMAN #S740-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 7500456. Medium Blue Metallic/ blue canvas/blue leather. Odo: 814 miles. Beautiful paint over straight panel lines. Perfect chrome and trim. Interior unmarked aside from slight creases in leather, very minor scratches on interior door trim. Underside like new. Engine bay not available for inspection but photos show it to be correct with originalstyle tags and decals. Trunk as-new, with unused spare on factory wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,430,000. In case you’ve been asleep, over the past few years Roadsters have caught up with their Gullwing brothers. This car was subject to a 12-year restoration which was finished in 2008, and hasn’t seen much use SOLD AT $286,000. One of Russo’s star cars and on prominent display before the auction. This car deservedly brought top dollar and is in line with the current market. since. This same car sold at Russo and Steele Monterey last August for $1,210,000, with about 40 fewer miles (SCM# 244760). That’s a price increase of $40k a month. Market-correct for this week. #S743-1957 PORSCHE 356A Speedster. S/N 83568. Cream/red leather. Odo: 92,343 miles. A stunning example of the strippeddown low-cost Speedster. Only flaws noted are paint chips on right side suspension access plug and a less-than-perfect aluminum piece on passenger’s side. Other aluminum is not too shiny, just right. Excellent glass. Jack point has missing paint. Interior unmarked and looks new. Engine bay clean and detailed. One of 2,911 built; one of 1,416 Speedsters for 1957. Originally a San Diego car. Cond: 1-. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $55,000. The 356B was the most produced variant of the 356 family, with over 30,000 made. Said to have had newly rebuilt carbs and brake service. A nice driver-quality car that doesn’t look like it’s hiding any issues. The car sold at Motostalgia’s Seabrook, TX, sale in May of last year for $52k (SCM# 243462), then no-saled twice: at Dan Kruse in Odessa, TX, at $46k (SCM# 244091) and at Mecum Monterey at $55k (SCM#24332). All of which would seem to confirm that this price was about right. #S610-1972 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SL convertible. S/N 107044112004393. Brown metallic/brown soft top/brown hard top/tan leather. Odo: 117,833 miles. Said to be mostly original paint with minor touch-ups; slight evidence of work on passenger’s side. Chrome good, stainless shows the usual scratches. Interior very good except for minor plastic fade on dash warning lamps. Underhood clean and #F492-1960 PORSCHE 356B coupe. S/N 109796. Red/black cloth & vinyl. Odo: 24,865 miles. Repaint looks thick, with nose chips and door edge wear, some flaking off rain gutters. Paint issues on both bumpers. Panel gaps fine. Window stainless scratched and pitted. Otherwise-clean interior marred by baggy headliner and loose welting on rear quarterwindow. Seats modified with fabric inserts. Engine bay clean, with aftermarket air cleaner. correct but not detailed, as you’d expect on just a well-cared-for driver. Battery is new Mercedes unit that shows dealer servicing. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $15,400. A lifelong Nevada car showing longtime care. The welldocumented original owner was 1940s actress and WWII pin-up Betty Grable. The car had been listed for sale on the Mercedes Club website for $20,000. This #2 car sold for #3 money, so a fair deal. #S735-1974 PORSCHE 911 Carrera 2.7 Euro coupe. S/N 9114600947. Brown/tan leather. Odo: 58,837 miles. Originally sold to 134 Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ the prince of Bahrain and kept until 1997. Used by him in Paris, Geneva and London. In the U.K. until brought to the U.S. in 2012. Numbers-matching and comes with factory documentation and full service history. Nice repaint in original special-order factory color. Two small dings in driver’s door. Rubber and turbine-style wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $81,000. The Montreal was never imported restored interior seriously let down by heavily worn steering wheel and column. Underhood dirty and undetailed, like a real 4x4. Stock black trim very nice for a car of this age. Interior looks original and is holding up vey well. Sports seats. Windshield has small chips and abrasions. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $302,500. While the cars may look similar, Porsche fans know not all 911s are equal. This car brought correct money for a well-kept and documented example. The SCM Platinum Auction Database shows this car sold at a 1997 Brooks auction for $21k (SCM# 13749). ITALIAN #S736-1970 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 coupe. S/N 13659. Blu Caracalla/black leather. Odo: 82,165 miles. Euro-spec car that emigrated to California in the late ’80s. Recent repaint looks good. Minor wear on trim, windshield wiper separated from arm, window rubber hard. Interior leather good, but wood trim dull and worn. Said to have recently had engine work, new suspension bushings and exhaust. Newer Michelin radial tires. Cond: 2. into North America, and just 3,925 were produced between 1972 and ’75. This was the first one I had seen in the flesh, but I’ve been a longtime fan of its shape, which looks more Lamborghini than Alfa. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since it was penned by the designer of the Miura, Marcello Gandini. For most of the past 20 years these were $30k cars, but no more. A no-sale at first, it was sold post-block a bit below what similar-condition cars have brought in the U.S. recently. Well bought. #F496-2003 FERRARI 456M GTA coupe. S/N ZFFWL50A730132380. Black/tan leather. Odo: 19,000 miles. As you might expect for a 12-year-old car with this mileage, it presents as new. Unmarked paint with factory gaps, no sign of bodywork, although owner says bumpers were repainted. Optional Daytona-style seats and piping (a $4,000 option) look unused. Engine bay clean with no issues. Wheels uncurbed, good tires. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,600. Multiple-Ferrari owner was selling because of space issues and was on hand wheels. Seller says he used only OEM parts. An honest enough truck seemingly restored by hobbyists. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $19,800. There were more FJ40s on offer in Scottsdale during auction week than you could count. There were five FJ40s here. The other stock example (Lot S636) was in spotless condition and sold for $47,300. What we have here is a nice FJ you can actually use without fear of diminishing your investment the first time you use it. Considering the sale prices of perfect examples, this was a fair buy. #SN909-1974 DATSUN 260Z coupe. S/N RLS30001633. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 19,766 miles. Original California car, to Idaho then Arizona. 2004 respray in period color holding up well. Body gaps and plastic good. Worn stainless and ding in front bumper overrider. Glass good. Interior nice, except it has the usual dash cracks, covered by the usual Arizona carpet-like dash mat. Wider wheels and tires detract from the period look. Comes NOT SOLD AT $253,000. The “Queen Mother” could transport the driver and three friends (two should be small) at 150 mph. Like all Enzo-ear cars, these have been on an upswing; prices seem to rise with every sale, rendering price guides almost meaningless. It’s “today’s market price,” rather like lobster at a high-end seafood restaurant. This car sold at Mecum Monterey 2011 for $81k (SCM# 184917) and at Russo and Steele Monterey in August for $233k (SCM# 244886), so even another twenty grand wasn’t enough to get the job done here. #S702-1975 ALFA ROMEO MON- TREAL coupe. S/N AR1428702. White/black leather. Odo: 54,000 km. Said to have benefited from a restoration four years ago. Paint is good, has blemishes with pitting on taillight frame. Wipers don’t park correctly on windshield. Worn door-sill plates greet you when you open the door. Seller says this has the rare leather interior, and it shows some minor wear. Hood not open for inspection. Great-looking 136 all week to answer questions. Factory threepiece luggage set, binders full of service records and receipts. Belts done in 2011. Original sticker: $240,000. This car had healthy bidding and sold for more than expected. In a world of new Mustangs at $40,000-plus, a nearly new V12 Ferrari at this price and condition has got to be a good deal. JAPANESE #F419-1972 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJY0117104. Green/black vinyl. Odo: 8,777 miles. Average-quality repaint shows factory spot welds and ripples in sides of removable hard top, probably per factory. Scratch on rear quarter-window, some window rubber shows wear. Rain gutter on roof pinched where a roof rack was once attached. New seat covers and generally nice with complete service history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $13,475. The 260Z was a one-yearonly model that gave the Z a slightly larger engine, but emissions requirements offset the gains, especially in California, where this car was from. It was also the last Z with carbs. This is an early 260, which missed the larger bumpers and relocated front turn signals. Prices are all over the place, but this seemed like a fair buy considering the condition and service history. Last seen at Silver’s Shelton, WA, sale in August of 2013, not sold at $8,300 (SCM# 226958). AMERICAN #S668-1937 CORD 812 sedan. S/N 32410S. Eng. # FC3137. Blue/blue cloth. Odo: 11,470 miles. Older restoration holding up well. Paint looks good, as does bodywork. Headlights seem to fit well. Chrome and stainless a mix of newer and old. Whitewalls are yellowed. Interior only lightly used but let Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ down by worn white steering wheel and window welting coming loose. Underhood is very minor runs, and a large touched-in chip on right front fender. Interior immaculate, with the only noted issue being bubbles on wood rear door cap. Said to be mechanically sorted nice, clean and correct. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $74,800. A supercharged sedan, one of just 184. Has been restored to factory-correct colors and interior with rear folding armrest. Last offered here in 2013, where it failed to sell at unspecified high bid (SCM# 191552). Just 31 miles added since. Bid to an appropriate level and could have gone either way, but seller chose to keep it. If he wants to get more, he’ll need to spend some time and money to freshen it up. #S729-1937 CORD 812 SPORTSMAN convertible. S/N 8121113F. Eng. # FB1706. Orchard Green/green canvas/green leather. Odo: 99,900 miles. Older paint looks good in factory color and shows only minor wear. Top material should be tan. Wheels painted darker green. Chrome and stainless very nice. Car has been modified with external exhaust like the factory put on supercharged cars. Rumble seat added. Cord made only a few cars with the by leading Packard restorer. Engine bay clean and correct. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $159,500. This huge (148-inch wheelbase) 7-passenger “formal sedan” (basically a limo without a divider) featured a professionally done roof cut, reinforced by ash bows and covered by a large tonneau. Seller said it was a presidential parade car used until the 1950s, but didn’t have documentation. With the paint issues and lack of documentation, I was surprised by the high bid. But guessing at the cost of the restoration, I can’t fault him for wanting to try again. #S711-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 convertible. S/N 8425472. Maroon/tan canvas/ tan leather. Odo: 7,541 miles. 346-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. An older restoration finished in 1998. AACA senior winner in 2000. Car looks great at a distance until you notice that the lacquer paint has crazed on rear fenders and trunk lid. Top well fitted and clean, correct and beautiful interior. Hood not open for inspec- Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends ™ option, so this mod could pass for factory. Leather nicely broken in. Seller states recent major engine and transmission work. One of about 200 desirable two-passenger convertible coupes. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $151,250. This car was nicer than the one sold for $143k at RM Plymouth in July (SCM# 244300) or the $115k car at Bonhams Greenwich in June (SCM# 244052), so it made sense that it brought a stronger price. The Cord is a great American design icon, and this was a nice example. If the recent work has sorted the car’s legendary mechanical issues, well bought. #F546-1941 PACKARD ONE-EIGHTY touring sedan. S/N 14512021. Black/black leather/gray broadcloth. Odo: 79,861 miles. Restored 2002–11, in museum since, which may explain some of the paint and chrome wear. Paint also has sink marks, bubbles and April 2015 tion. Seller says it’s not numbers-matching but correct NOS engine installed. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $73,700. First-rate restoration, now a lesson in improper storage. I’ll bet it was left uncovered in a windowed garage with sunlight selectively fading the paint over many years. Price paid was in the middle of the SCM Pocket Price Guide valuation ($59,000– $81,500 for a #2). I think if new owner can do a repaint for less than $30k, he’ll come out okay. #SN893-1949 STUDEBAKER 2R16 grain truck. S/N Eng. # 3R18478 (used as VIN). Green/brown vinyl. Odo: 22,588 miles. 226-ci I6, 2-bbl, manual. A 1½- ton truck with one-family ownership on one Kansas farm from 1949 to 2005. Original paint with chips and scratches and a bit of orange peel direct from 1948 South Bend. Grain bed dates from new with “Giant MFG Co, Council Bluffs, Iowa” still visible. Never wrecked or rusted. Subscribe to SCM today and become a collector car insider www.sportscarmarket.com 137

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ Fender-mounted turn signals added in 1950s. Interior very nice except for slit in seat bottom. Said to have original starter, generator and carb. In short, nothing’s been done other than what was needed to keep it running. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,800. These 1949–53 Studebakers were styled by Bob Bourke of the Loewy design firm and still have a market among Studebaker fans. A great story, complete with letter from the farmer in Atwood, KS, who bought it new. But the question always arises—what can you do with it? Well sold for about double what it would bring anywhere else, as there are plenty of these still out there. I hope the new owner gives it a good home. #F548-1954 BUICK SKYLARK convert- ible. S/N 7A1061213. Red/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 60,477 miles. 322-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Older 1990s restoration beginning to show its age. Has paint issues over a generally straight body. Stainless and chrome show wear, scratches. Interior nice but not outstanding. Original-looking engine bay shows its age as well, with dirt, wear and plenty of chips, A nice entry-level collectible that has received some love and attention. An Olds is a great way of getting the Tri-Five GM experience without the added premium you’ll usually pay for a Chevy. Plus, you won’t see multiples of yourself on every show field. The bidders weren’t as charmed by this car as I was, so I think the seller was correct in holding out for more. #TH317-1957 FORD FAIRLANE 500 Skyliner retractable hard top. S/N D7EC225609. Colonial White/black cloth/black & white vinyl. Odo: 32,500 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Low miles on a 2009 restoration. Super-straight body with excellent paint and gaps. Small chip on fin. Chrome and stainless look new. Very good gold bodyside accents. New correct interior. Engine bay correct, clean and detailed; original paint on firewall shows age. Has Thunderbird engine dress-up pack- like correct door panels, are no longer available. With Avanti values being what they are, the new owner should buy a scuba tank if he decides to restore this car to stock, but there’s no reason he can’t drive and enjoy it and just disregard correctness. It sold at the bottom level for a running Studebaker-built car. To add insult to injury, it is titled as an “AMC Avanti.” #F472-1966 IMPERIAL CROWN con- vertible. S/N YM27J63129502. Dark green/ green vinyl/black leather. Odo: 71,990 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint looks great on unforgiving dark-colored slab sides. Very slight waviness to right quarter-panel. Acres of stainless very good, Front bumper like new, wear on rear. Small dent in trim above rear bumper. Minor wrinkling to new soft top. Interior has slight wear. Well equipped with all the plus unpainted repairs on radiator. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $93,500. One of 836 of the production built in 1954. Top examples routinely bring around $150k, and given the price of a new restoration, this looks like a fair bid or just slightly low. I’m not sure a higher offer will come along any time soon. #SN805-1955 OLDSMOBILE SUPER 88 Holiday 2-dr hard top. S/N 557M68977. White & red/red vinyl. Odo: 98,391 miles. 324-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nice recent paint over generally straight body, which shows only minor ripples. Good panel gaps. Chrome and stainless good. Unworn replacement interior with good vinyl and stainless. Driver-quality engine bay with plenty of black overspray. Modern a/c parts mated to period “Cool Queen” under-dash unit. Whitewall bleach has faded the tires. Said to be a two-owner Tucson car. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $15,400. 138 age. Custom chrome wires nice. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $46,200. It’s great to see a Ford of this era restored to such a high level. Despite their rarity and great looks, these just don’t bring the same money as their Chevy contemporaries. Last sold for $42,900 at Mecum’s Boynton Beach, FL, sale in February of 2013 (SCM# 215326). The consignor told me he was looking for something in the high $50ks. He’s in no hurry to sell, so I can’t blame him for trying another day. #SN802-1963 STUDEBAKER AVANTI coupe. S/N R4789. Turquoise/turquoise cloth. Odo: 51,202 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Owner states that it is not numbers-matching, but parts were added to bring a regular Studebaker 289 to correct Avanti R-1 specifications during 2012 rebuild. Older repaint in nonfactory color is chipped, scratched and orangepeeled. Sides with typical fiberglass waviness. Chrome and stainless heavily worn. Aftermarket side moldings and chrome wire wheels. Surprisingly, the padded dashpad is okay. Seats covered in non-stock cloth, door panels split with holes cut for speakers. Newer carpets look okay. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $6,600. Avantis are notoriously expensive to restore (I know—I just restored one), and this car needed almost everything. Some parts, usual power options, plus items like tilt-wheel, six-way power seat and cruise control—which were rare back then. Interior trim and door jambs very nice. Engine bay not open, but photos show it to be clean and detailed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $41,800. A car you want to buy already done, since bodywork, chrome, and lots of interior features would be costly to restore. These 5,300-pound cars were the pride of Chrysler Corp. and were built in ridiculously low production numbers: just 514 in 1966. High bid was low enough for the seller to try again. #S717-1966 SHELBY GT350 H fast- back. S/N SFM6S1383. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 13,000 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Fresh restoration with very good paint and bodywork. Very nice panel gaps and stainless. Minor polishing scratches on paint, with a large one above rear quarter-window. New interior with Shelby signature on glovebox. Plexiglas quarter-windows show scratches. Engine bay clean and detailed with correct-era battery. 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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ SOLD AT $42,900. In 1967, the 442 option was only available on the Cutlass Supreme, meaning all were well equipped. This is a numbers-matching car that received a nice restoration which stopped short in a couple of areas. That said, bids were well short for a numbers-matching car with a recent restoration. #F512-1967 PLYMOUTH GTX convert- “rent a-racers” built with automatic. Perfect examples can get close to $200k, so a fresh car at this price (even missing its original engine) seems like a good deal. #F573-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S120375. Goodwood Green/tan vinyl/Saddle vinyl. Odo: 40,000 miles. 327-ci 350-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration with nice paint and bodywork. Chrome could be new. Chips on edge of tonneau cover. Interior shows some wear. Top slightly wrinkled, rear window has storage marks. Engine bay not open for inspection. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $77,000. A num- ible. S/N RS27L77201091. Black/black vinyl/ black vinyl. Odo: 72,576 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Good paint and stainless from what looks to be an older restoration. Rearview mirror is pitted. Side stripes and contrasting hood trim stripes are tape. Bodywork is very good with good panel lines. Interior is fine but showing subtle signs of age. Seller claims new top. Underhood is correct except for modern battery; clean but not detailed. page handout to interested parties. Of 2,048 GT500s, 672 had automatics, which are a major hit to values. While restoration was nice and the car presented well, other issues may have held back bids on this car. Owner’s handout stated “engine believed to be original,” but casting is unclear so it was being sold as non-numbers-matching. He also stated that the car had some rust repairs in the past, and there are plenty of lifelong rust-free Shelbys out there. All this added up to a good buy for the new owner. #F433-1968 CHEVROLET CAMARO RS Z/28 coupe. S/N 124378N427906. Red/ black vinyl. Odo: 47,155 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Numbers-matching Z/28 with premium RS package. New thick paint with plenty of filler in rain gutters beginning to crack. White stripes nicely painted. Hideaway headlights fit well. Minor ripples in doors. Grand Canyon-size gap where top of driver’s door meets fender and cowl. Bumpers and bers-matching L79 (the higher-spec small block) with two NCRS Top Flight awards. Original paperwork, tank sticker and restoration book. Nothing not to like. The aging restoration probably caused bidders to stop where they did, but the documentation and awards should count for a lot in the Corvette world. Bids were probably not far off, but I can’t blame the owner for taking it home. #2369-1967 OLDSMOBILE 442 con- vertible. S/N 338677 M153313. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 12,369 miles. Recent thick color-change repaint. Bodywork good, doors and trunk fit high, probably the result of new rubber. Bumper shows scratches under new chrome. Plastic trim between body and bumper shows cracks. New emblems. Top looks new and fits well. Seller states new interior except for door panels, which look fine Seller purchased in 2009; has had engine and transmission work since. No claim of matching numbers. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $50,600. The GTX is basically an upscale Road Runner, offering luxury items not seen on that car. This is said to be one of 600 droptops produced in 1967 and one of just 50 with a/c. High bid was a bit above what a car with an aging restoration should bring. #S706-1967 SHELBY GT500 fastback. S/N 67410F8A02996. Brittany Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 99,200 miles. 428-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Recent restoration. Paint is very well applied over body with combination of new and old panels. Correct factory gaps around Shelby nose and hood. Non-tapered paint stripes a small error but noticeable to Shelby fans. Original chrome and stainless restored like new. Interior very nice and correct with mix of new and original pieces, with nice, stainless new. Premium interior and console good, but some wrinkling on driver’s seat. Engine bay with dirt and signs of wear. Aftermarket chrome bits along with incorrect water pump and other minor engine-bay parts. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $42,900. Seller said previous owner began frame-off restoration in 1992 but didn’t say when it was finished. As it sat, it didn’t impress me. If seller wants more for the car, he has some issues to address. #F519-1969 FORD MUSTANG Mach I fastback. S/N 9F02R150747. Black Jade/ white vinyl. Odo: 25,000 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Repaint gives car a shine that new ones never had, but Black Jade shows off flawless bodywork. Minor dimple on top of left fender. Bumpers are rechromed originals; NOS wheels, hubcaps, and hood peak piece, which was usually dented before a buyer made his first payment. All-new date-coded glass. Window trim reproduction. Rides on period Goodyears. White interior spotless. Under- except for wrinkling of plastic “chrome” trim. Underhood clean but not overly detailed. Decal on air cleaner wrinkled. Cond: 3+. NOT 140 small Shelby signature on center dash. Underhood stock and correct. Stated to have won awards at regional Shelby meets. Photo books of restoration on display. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $102,300. Seller provided a 13- hood is correct, clean and super-detailed. Sports Car Market

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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ Marti Report and copy of original sticker shows MSRP of $4,235, with $600 for the 428 and 4-sp. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $68,700. A very well-presented car let down only by the fact that it’s not matching-numbers. New engine rebuilt to stock configuration with datecoded components. Top bid would have been correct for a lesser car but was light for a Mustang of this quality, even with the engine change. #F480-1969 PONTIAC GTO Judge 2-dr hard top. S/N 242379R184747. Orange/black leather. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Nice paint with a little orange peel over straight body. Custom wheels are subtle and done to mimic GM Rally IIs of the period. Good panel lines. Good stainless. Aside from small steering wheel, modern gauges and high-tech sound system, interior looks stock and very well major wrinkling on driver’s seat. Underhood area is clean and detailed. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $48,400. Sold last year at this event for $46,300 (SCM# 242256). High bid was about 10 grand light for a numbers-matching car of this quality, so seller was wise to hold onto it. Perhaps the sheer number of Chevelles available worked against it. I haven’t seen so many since my fifth-grade field trip to GM’s Kansas City plant. #S730-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 429 done. Digital odo. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,000. What do you do with a car without matching numbers? This. A real Judge that’s been turned into a serious custom machine with plenty of upgrades in the powertrain. Keeping in mind the relative rarity of a Judge (about 10% of 1969 GTO production), it’s nice they kept the factory stripes and the overall factory look. Price paid would be middle money for a stock car. Not for purists, but it looks fun. Fairly bought and sold. #S653-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370F119184. Mystic Turquoise/black vinyl. Odo: 83,183 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Said to be a numbers-matching SS with all the correct factory go-fast parts: M21 close-ratio Muncie 4-speed and 12-bolt 3.55 ratio Positraction. Looks to be fresh paint, excellent except for a run on front edge of hood that is only noticeable when hood is open. Excellent chrome and stainless, glass good. Interior is nice except for correct from a Boss 302. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $330,000. The ultimate Mustang from the peak of the muscle car era. Originally sold to a drag racer in Wisconsin, which probably explains the low miles; sold to consignor in 2011. Restored with the original parts taken off but kept by original owner. While high-end mileage. Stunning workmanship that seller says consumed 7,000 hours of build time. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $132,000. Featured in more than 70 publications including SCM. Said to be fully sorted and a veteran of the Texas 1000 vintage rally. Too nice (and too modern) to race, it belongs on high-end rallies where its modern running gear will be an asset. No-saled last August at Mecum Monterey at $350k (SCM# 248367) and before that at Russo Las Vegas 2013 at $410k (SCM# 231457). Sold today well under build cost at a price that should encourage future use instead of becoming a garage queen. The new buyer should be thrilled. © 142 Sports Car Market fastback. S/N 0F02Z137932. Calypso Coral/ black vinyl. Odo: 6,414 miles. 429-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Great paint and details from 2011 restoration. Since then, only driven on and off trailers. Straight body, excellent gaps, stainless, chrome and interior. Seats have original covers, minor wrinkles on passenger’s door panel, but no worse than factory. Super-clean and detailed under the hood, with correct markings. Equipped with Drag Pack and Competition suspension. Space-saver spare is date- misaligned and cracked. Interior is stock, but there’s a crack in driver’s door panel; otherwise few signs of wear in unforgiving white interior. Engine bay is clean and detailed but fitted with modern battery. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $71,500. A well-documented, numbersmatching car with correct tags and two build sheets. Govier-certified. This solid car sold in the upper range of values and was fairly bought. #S737-2007 “SPORTS SPECIALE” Spy- der. S/N AZ300361. Red/tan leather. Odo: 6,800 miles. A one-of-a-kind custom meant to invoke the sports racers of the 1950s—think Testa Rossa and DBR1. Vintage-looking aluminum body hides modern BMW V12 with EFI and decorative carbs. Racing-quality brakes on independent suspension. Reported max speed 251 mph and a 0–60 time of 3.3 seconds. New Borranis, Nardi steering wheel, Veglia gauges and a Monza-style fuel cap all add to the period look. No wear noted despite muscle cars prices are still down from 2007 highs, this car deserved the price paid. #F508-1970 PLYMOUTH AAR ’CUDA 2-dr hard top. S/N BS23J0B300393. Burnt Orange/white vinyl. 340-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. A rotisserie restoration of unspecified age. Very nice paint and bodywork. “Mostly original” paint. Passenger’s seat and door panels said to be original. Good panel gaps. Wear and scratches on door handle. Taillight gaskets

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Silver Auctions — Arizona in January A 1956 DeSoto Firedome convertible sold for $85k, and two Toyota FJ40s went for under $20k each Company Silver Auctions Date January 16–17, 2015 Location Fort McDowell, AZ Auctioneers Mitch Silver, Bob Graham, Matt Backs Automotive lots sold/offered 219/316 Sales rate 69% Sales total $3,591,878 High sale 1956 DeSoto Firedome convertible, sold at $85,320 Buyer’s premium 8%, included in sold prices A used-as-it-should-be-used 46k mile 1966 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser SUV, sold at $10,530 Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics events around Scottsdale by more than just distance. Silver has established itself as the place for enthusiasts to buy and sell lower and mid-range cars, with an average sold price that hovers around $15k. T 146 The Silver Auction in Arizona has matured on multiple levels over the past 18 years. The sale has become comfortably separate from the high-tone, high-flash Silver had reason to celebrate this year, as it was a successful sale, up-ending last year’s results on all parameters except one — total cars consigned. While that number was down 12 cars from last year, 28 more cars sold, rocketing the sell-through rate to nearly 70% — an alltime best for Silver out here. Total sales increased more than $200k over last year. The high-sale car, a 1956 DeSoto Firedome convertible at $85k, bested last year’s top car by nearly $4k. Right behind the DeSoto was a 425-hp 1966 Corvette coupe, garnering $82k. Next highest was a Lamborghini Diablo VT at $71k, and then a 1931 Packard Series 833 Standard Eight convertible sedan at $65k. That top-five list gives a fair sense of the diversity of consignments here. If any genre seemed weak this time, it was premium muscle cars — although there were a few. There also seemed to be fewer late-model used luxury cars. Trucks were plentiful and selling well. And yes, like every single auction house this week, Silver had its required Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. Actually, they had two, both selling under $20k. Like any other event that’s gone on for nearly two de- Silver’s top seller at Fort McDowell 2015 — 1956 DeSoto Firedome convertible, sold at $85,320 cades, there’s a familiarity with the staff and consignors that makes going here feel like a reunion. It may not be the fanciest digs in town, but it’s pleasant, comfortable and fun. And that’s why Silver’s presence here in January promises to continue for many more years. ♦ $5m $4m $3m $2m $1m 0 Sports Car Market 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 Sales Totals

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ ENGLISH #276-1957 AUSTIN-HEALEY 100-6 BN4 roadster. S/N BN4L035939. Britsh Racing Green/black cloth/black vinyl. Odo: 36,990 miles. Optional overdrive unit. Painted knockoff wire wheels with fresh radial tires. Restored within the past few years to better-than-driver but less-than-concours grade. Nice bare-body repaint. Good door fit. Replacement or replated brightwork. Showquality engine bay detailing. Aftermarket exhaust system has a very robust note. All-new interior soft trim expertly installed. Heaviest BEST BUY #455-1961 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N TS80778L. Light blue/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 1,222 miles. Good repaint done as part of a better driver-grade restoration within last decade. Decent door fit. Economy-grade chrome replating. Older replacement top, with some wear and fade. Front bucket seats and rear parcel shelf pad were not done at the same time, and the former shows a bit more wear. Heavier sun fade on the Bakelite steering hub; vinyl. Odo: 99,556 miles. Retains most original documentation, including window sticker. Well-done repaint with only light overspray on the chassis. Original brightwork but with noticeable pitting on bumpers. Aftermarket roll bar and exhaust, which gives a throaty growl. Recent replacement interior vinyl, done with good workmanship. 1980s in-dash tape deck. Trunk full of manuals and paperwork. Clean and tidy engine bay. On modern Pirellis. wear since then is the carpeting, with some noticeable soiling. Aftermarket wood shift knob and wrapped steering-wheel rim cover. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,340. A pretty decent six-banger Healey as-is for driving, or with some detail work, for show. Reserve was lifted at $35k, getting one more bid. You could’ve paid more at other venues for a similar car that wasn’t quite as good, so it goes to show that this was the place for decent deals. #529-1959 MORRIS MINOR 1000 2-dr sedan. S/N 679182. French Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 43,788 miles. Fitted with trafficators. Old masked-off trim repaint starting to flake off side of hood to show the beige beneath it. Doors need a solid slam to latch properly. Tired chrome and trim. Reskinned seats and door panels, newer carpeting. Glovebox door won’t stay latched shut. Older aftermarket gauges beneath the dash, with hand-painted faces. Ran earlier in the day, but developed electrical issues, so it was pushed on and off rest of the wheel in decent shape. Clean, tidy and generally stock under the hood. Repainted chassis, with bare-metal hardware heavily surface-rusted. Seems to run out well. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $29,500. While this is a ways away from being a show queen, it should make for a decent driver. As such, it was bid appropriately, as for this kind of money, you shouldn’t have to do anything to enhance the cosmetics for a few years. #38-1970 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW sedan. S/N SRX9322. Black/black leather. Odo: 88,218 miles. U.S.-market car, which is the good news. No mention of any service history, but for now it does run and stop. Sort of. So-so old repaint, with a few cracks and scrapes all over. Rock-hard seating surfaces with splits and cracks. Dash wood veneer peeling off, water-stained headliner. Interior has a slightly moldy odor. 1980s Sony tape deck. 1980 cell-phone antenna dead-center in the trunk lid. 1980s vintage Michelin Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $17,000. Stated that it was recently acquired from the previous owner, who had it since 1981 in Southern California. Blue plates from that era with current tabs support the story. When first run on Friday as Lot 231, it was “on the sheet for $18,500” against $17k bid. A day later, it barely got $15k. Stuck in that nether-world between not-really-restored and not-reallyoriginal; a little price flexibility would’ve been worth it. FRENCH #424-1967 CITROËN 2CV Truckette. S/N 125763. French Blue/blue cloth. Odo: 72,128 km. Euro-spec. Average masked-off repaint. Dull original trim (what little there is). Repainted wheels with heavier weather checking on the old Michelin radials that were soaked in tire dressing. Modern plastic locking gas cap. Pull-over seat covers on what is essentially a pair of lawn chairs bolted to the the block. (“It’s the battery,” and they’re sticking to that story.) Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $4,698. It’s one thing to be a cheeky old economy car. It’s yet another to be a tired old used economy car—and that’s what we have here. Reserve lifted at $4,300, while they were taking $50 bids. Good luck on your project. Sold recently at Silver’s Portland sale in September for $3,780 (SCM# 245379). 148 radials. The most comforting sight under the hood is a functional GM Frigidaire a/c compressor. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $7,020. Ran three times, and third time’s the charm, as a frugal dealer that I know who really wanted it in the first place bought it late on the last night at his price with one bid. After photographing and examining his treasure, I informed him not to think of it as buying a cheap Rolls, but as buying a very expensive economy-size bottle of Quick Detailer, as one was left in the center console. Upon hearing this, he was elated, now being money ahead on the deal. #231-1976 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N CF52061U. Pastel blue/black vinyl/black body. Boy-racer billet clutch and brake pedals. Haphazard dashboard and engine bay wiring. Rear compartment looks like it hauled more boulders than baguettes. Seems to run out okay. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,364. Last seen at Auction America’s Burbank sale in August, there selling for $7,975 (SCM# 244672). Dolled up little since then, but darn near doubled in price. Viva la capitalism. #250-1970 CITROËN MÉHARI beach car. S/N 5056005754. Khaki tan/navy vinyl/ navy vinyl. Odo: 36,203 km. Imported from Hawaii, where it was used for several decades by the previous owner in a golf community. Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Rattle-can repaint with runs over multiple small cracks in plastic bodywork. Right-side leather hood strap has torn in half, so the left is doing all the work. Newer top canopy and seat coverings. Homemade wood-topped center console. Rear tow hitch likely rated at with C4 automatic behind it. Tidy installation without torches or Sawzalls, but there’s plenty of aftermarket junk on top of it. Shut the hood and it looks bone-stock, aside from later M-B wheels. Old repaint with some staining on front fenders, scratches and nicks. Front suspension rides low (like, duh). Removablefaceplate stereo and Ford floor-shift quadrant are the only non-stock bits in the cabin. All gauges and controls function. Old soft top under the hard top. Nice exhaust rumble—for a Ford. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $26,136. A bit of a slap in the face for fans of the three-pointed star. Sort of makes me want to stuff an M100 V8 into a Fox-body Mustang. The reserve lifted at $24k, so it was fully priced for someone else to figure out what to do with it. #651-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SEL 50 pounds. Undercarriage is gloss green. Does seem to run out about as good as a 2CV can run. Stated that it has a title discrepancy, with an extra zero in the document. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $10,000. This was originally going to be written up as my “joke car” of the auction until Publisher Martin made a trade with the consigning dealer and ended up with the car. Therefore, I can still truthfully say that it didn’t sell, in line with Silver’s published results. I can also say that Keith can now never dog me for any of my own oddball car and truck fetishes (even that strange six months with the 4-cylinder 1978 Gremlin)—since it’s pretty hard to one-up “quirky” when you’re talking about a Deux Chevaux golf cart. GERMAN #252-1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL custom convertible. S/N 104210015038. Red/red hard top/black soft top/black MB-Tex. Odo: 5,562 miles. Powered by a Ford 289 V8 tion. Engine bay could use detailing. Runs out well. Optional moonroof. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $25,000. The original long-term owner of the car was a local businessman who was involved with developing northern Scottsdale, including WestWorld. As such, it’s odd that the car wasn’t consigned with the auction company camped out there for the week. I suspect that it would’ve done better there, $33k reserve notwithstanding, since the pneumatic suspension at rest put off the folks here who don’t know anything about these Benzes. 3.5 sedan. S/N 10905612002567. White/tan leather. Odo: 33,881 km. Kilometers on this Euro-spec car claimed original from new, as are almost all components. Fitted with a period aftermarket Boman 8-track beneath the stock Becker Europa stereo. Wears Swiss license plates, which expired in 1987. Excellent original paint. The pneumatic suspension settles very low after a day but pumps right up when the car is running. Tidy interior, with that unmistakable new 1970s German interior smell. Wood and leather in excellent condi- air filter canister. Stock Fuchs wheels shod with newer performance radials. With moonroof and a/c. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $59,940. One of 395 Carreras imported in 1975, but a smog dog in boring brown. But 1970s 911s of any stripe are the hot ticket in the market now—even wearing a paint color that would look more at home on a Cutlass Supreme. Interest surpassed the reserve at $55k, garnering one more bid for a car that two years ago you’d struggle to give away at half this price. ITALIAN #428-1978 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER 2000. S/N AR115410003181. Silver/black cloth/maroon vinyl. Odo: 778 miles. Passed Colorado emissions testing three months ago. Newer economy-grade radials on stock alloy wheels. Decent older repaint, now showing a few rock chips. Heavier fading on black rubber and plastic. Good door fit. Newer top, well fitted. Seats, door panels and carpeting in #482-1975 PORSCHE 911 Carrera coupe. S/N 9115400344. Brown metallic/tan leather. Odo: 44,278 miles. Well-kept original paint only shows the occasional rock chip. Good door and panel fit. Light sun fade on rubber bumper rub strips, steering wheel and tops of door panels. Black carpeted dashpad. Light interior wear; period-accessory coco mats. Headliner is coming loose at passenger’s rear C-pillar. Recent engine-bay cleanup, but don’t call it detailed. K&N air filter decal on pretty good condition, and are likely reproduction pieces. Moderate wear on the wood steering-wheel rim and shift knob. 1990s-era economy-grade in-dash tape deck. Used-car engine bay and undercarriage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,560. Not a whole lot to get excited about here, just a decent used car for some top-down cruising. Reserve lifted at $7k, so market-correct price. JAPANESE #431-1966 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ4042667. Blue/black vinyl. Odo: 46,289 miles. Miles claimed actual. Older repaint heavily buffed out over plenty of off-roading battle scars. Sloppy door fit—just 150 Sports Car Market

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Rising Sun Japanese highlights from Arizona Auction Week by Tony Piff (All text within quotes minimally edited from online descriptions) #128-1970 NISSAN SKYLINE 2000GT-R “Hakosuka.” S/N PGC10000917. 58,200 km. RHD. Race-bred 24-valve 2-L L20 I6. Marque expert restoration in Japan completed 2009. Driven 3,000 km since. Looks superb. Interior “very correct throughout.” Original tolls and spare. Condition: 2+. Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ like original, but also helped by torn-up door seals. Brush-painted interior, but does have newer seat upholstery and modern seat belts. Steering wheel is from an early ’70s Chevy Camaro or Vega. Older outdoor plastic carpeting. Permanently mounted front tow bar. Wheels have two different styles of 1970s Lincoln Continental wheel covers. Washed off under the hood, but wiring is haphazard. common Patrols have made little headway. It may take a year to see who got the better end of the deal here—the consignor, the buyer... or the dealer who got rid of it in the first place. SWEDISH SOLD AT $88,000. The JDM Holy Grail. Hakosuka means “boxy Skyline,” and GT-R was the homologation racing spec. Rare to begin with, never sold here when new, and Japanese collectors aren’t inclined to let them go now. Someone paid $242k for one at RM Monterey in August, but that was the first ever offered at a U.S. collector car auction, and it was the more desirable 2-door hard top (SCM# 247736). If as correct as claimed, I call it well bought. RM Phoenix, January 15, 2015. #353-1969 MAZDA COSMO Sport Series II L10B coupe. S/N L10B10900. 54,585 miles. RHD. 982-cc twin-rotor Wankel engine. “Leaving Japan for the first time. Outside of routine maintenance and mechanical refurbishment, the car is substantially original.” Hayashi Racing wheels look too big. Condition: 3+. #19-1974 SAAB SONETT III coupe. S/N 97745001991. Orange/tan cloth & vinyl. Odo: 33,217 miles. Miles claimed actual. Recent repaint is better than the masking job. Light overspray on the undercarriage. Okay door and panel fit. Door and glass seals starting to show dry-rot. Good original interior. CD player in dashboard. Topical engine-bay cleanup. Low-budget exhaust system consists of a straight pipe and a glasspack muffler, giving off a sound that makes a Farmall H sound Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,530. I went to all six Arizona auctions this week, and I knew for a fact that each had at least one Land Crusher. Most (like here at Silver) had more than one. Out of all of them, this was the only one that I had the time of day for, because 1) it’s not an over-the-top concours trailer queen restoration, 2) it’s not some goofball money-pit creation with a small-block Chevy V8 and oversized tires, and 3) it was offered at no reserve—so, it truly showed where the market really is now. SOLD AT $110,000. The first rotary-powered sports car, with a name as futuristic as its styling. The Cosmo has no cultural resonance outside Japan, which explains why it’s one-tenth the price of a Toyota 2000GT, but the gulf will narrow as awareness grows. Gooding sold one at Pebble Beach 2014 for a huge $264k (SCM# 245010), making this one well bought. Bonhams Scottsdale, January 15, 2015. #169-1968 TOYOTA CORONA 2-dr hard top. S/N RT52-34840. 26,604 miles. Ex-Martin Swig. California black-plate car. Swig acquired it from long storage in 2007. Mechanically serviced at that time, paint “refreshed for a stunning presentation.” Condition: 2. SOLD AT $11,000. Ridiculous money for an econobox ’Yota with 2-speed automatic, and probably unrepeatable. Hilarious to look at this and imagine Toyota becoming the world’s largest automaker. Bonhams Scottsdale, January 15, 2015. ♦ 152 stered front seats. Side-facing rear seats have blankets over the cushions. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $15,390. Consignor got this from the Nissan dealer in Bonners Ferry, ID, claiming that it was kept up by them and the powertrain was gone through by them. If so, they must have given up on the old gal and moved it out. While prices for the nearly identical Toyota Land Cruiser recently went nuts (and now are subsequently getting real again), these less- #470-1967 NISSAN PATROL SUV. S/N L6012491. Blue/gray vinyl. Odo: 3,346 miles. Modern wheels and tires. Mediocre repaint several years ago. Diamond-plate sheet aluminum front bumper, rear valance panel, and interior of rear barn doors. Hood emblem is loose, right front emblem is missing. Lens missing from left rear clearance light. Heavier engine paint flaking, but recently washed off under the hood. Dryer hose used for heater air intake. Seems to run out okay but leaves a trail of oil drips. Repainted interior and reuphol- exotic. Salvage title; claimed that this was due to being the only way to get a new title after it was pulled out of storage in California. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $8,208. Since Sonetts were the hot ticket for ice racing up north, they have all but vaporized north of the Mason-Dixon Line (even with their fiberglass bodywork). Opened up at $5k, then almost sold once the $7,750 reserve was met, until the thing about the title was mentioned. Oops. Start again. This time they let it go when the bidding stopped with the previous underbidder. AMERICAN #460-1931 PACKARD EIGHT Model 833 convertible sedan. S/N 483111. Maroon & black/tan cloth/tan leather. Odo: 86,062 miles. Repatriated from Europe some time after 2008, with vintage U.K. plates and insurance certificate still in the windscreen. Old repaint is starting to craze. Presentable-topitted plating, some original and some redone a long time back. Reglazed with European safety glass. Freshly reupholstered seats and door panels, with aromatic leather. Good dash wood, but has a pebbled finish. Recent engine detailing, with heavily pitted/corroded exhaust manifold painted over. Dual sidemount spares and Adonis radiator ornament. Title delay. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $64,800. I am of the opinion that this is likely an original export car, if for no other reason than the fact that the Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ radiator shell has the Packard script at the top of it. The U.S.-market cars didn’t get this detail, since, well, any Yank could tell that it’s a Packard just by the oxbow grille. Cut loose from the reserve on the final bid, and wisely so, with some issues that need tending to. #447-1951 MERCURY EIGHT sedan. S/N 0074H5127119. Black/gray & green broadcloth. Odo: 69,838 miles. 255-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Fitted with period-accessory sun visor and spinner hubcaps. Frame-off restoration a few years back with photo album to prove it. Good repaint but not spectacular, with polishing scratches. Driver’s door needs a lift to latch properly. Yellowed vent window glass. Bumpers replated, with buffed-out stainless. Expertly reupholstered headliner, seats and door panels. CD sound system added be- $23k, but the reserve lifted and it generated two more bids. Good buy if you have the logistics for what will be the hit of the next International Mercury Owners Association national meet. Poorly bought if you wanted a cruiser, as you’ll lose money every mile you drive it. #461-1962 METROPOLITAN coupe. S/N E86761. Red & white/red & white vinyl. Odo: 42,144 miles. 90.1-ci I4, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Consignor claims it was a Detroit Auto Show display car, with special buttoned and pleated interior. Some vinyl lifting on the loose-fitting and re-dyed door panels, but seats are in pretty decent condition. Heavily soiled dealer-accessory Rambler seatbelts. Only thing on the bare steel floor is a pair of modern rubber floor mats. Older repaint with several nicks and chips, but buffs out well for a 10-footer. Good owner of this Lincoln cut the reserve loose at $23,500, with several bidders—including dealers—continuing to chase it. I’ve seen far rattier slab-sided suicide-door convertibles sell for a lot more that this one brought, so it was bought fairly well. #513-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194376S112731. Rally Red/red vinyl. Odo: 45,653 miles. 427-ci 425-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Good body prep and paint. Fiberglass repair in left rear wheelwell. Decent door fit. Authentically detailed engine bay a little while back. Original and faded dashpads; rest of interior is reproduction showing minimal wear and no fading. Dingy undercarriage was neath dashboard. Modern ignition wiring on a lightly cleaned-off motor. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $18,500. The consignor referred to this as a “James Dean Merc,” but the one in “Rebel Without A Cause” was a coupe. Sort of like when I go out on tours with the Corvair club; folks will come up to my aqua convertible and tell me with a straight face, “Yeah, I used to have one just like this—except it was black and was a station wagon and was a Biscayne.” Insufficiently bid for the goods offered. #519-1959 MERCURY MONTCLAIR 2-dr hard top. S/N M8JB504411. Two-tone blue/multi-blue vinyl. Odo: 14,143 miles. 383ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed actual miles and original aside from a repaint and underhood detailing. Even claimed to retain its original exhaust system. Good door and panel fit. Very nice original chrome, barely showing light tarnishing. Light staining on carpet and seats. Slight deformation of the dash padding from age. Battery, modern generic upper radiator hose, hose clamps, spark plugs, and one of the eight spark-plug wires have been swapped out. door fit. Fitted with twin rear antennas plus non-standard trim and emblems on rear. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $11,070. From 1958 through this final year of production in 1962, the Metropolitan was badged as a stand-alone brand and sold through Rambler dealers. I repeat this for anyone calling a Metropolitan from this year a “Nash.” For the record, AMC discontinued all use of “Nash” after 1957 anyway. Those misusing the Nash name include the consignor, who should know better since he also had the original invoice from when it was sold new at a Rambler dealer. Sold to the next bidder after the reserve lifted. #315-1963 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 4-dr convertible. S/N 3Y86N400430. Light yellow/white vinyl/Parchment leather. Odo: 57,573 miles. 430-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional a/c, power front seat, and AM/FM radio. Miles claimed actual. Better-quality older repaint with a few chips on front valance and door edges, plus overspray on the undercarriage. Good door fit. All-season radial tires are yellowing. Original interior with light seat wrinkling and moderate carpet soiling. Seat belts painted black a while back. Optional sidepipes, telescopic steering column, AM/FM radio. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $82,080. This car and Lot 516, the ’69, had the same consignor, who lifted the reserve when the car hit the block. That did a good job of waking up the crowd, since this was getting late in the afternoon on the last day. Bidders chased after it pretty well, pushing it to a market price. #511-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2-dr hard top. S/N 138177Z136280. Medium blue metallic/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 9,475 miles. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Frame-off restoration two years ago. Modern tweaks include 4-wheel disc brakes, a/c, modern 15-inch alloy wheels on radial tires, three-inch-diameter dual exhaust, and leather seats. Good body prep and paint. Good Optional power steering, power brakes and fender skirts. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,110. The consignor had most of the annual registrations for the car from the original owners in Reno, NV, into the 1970s. Even for a 20-year-old car back then, it was enough of a low-mile survivor that it’s stayed well cared for since. Bidding got stuck in the mud at 154 dded. Both back-door windows drop like they are supposed to when the door is opened. Top functions well. Tail-dragger rear suspension. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $29,160. The long-term panel fit. Doors sag slightly. All brightwork is either replated or reproduction. Good interior fit, although the aftermarket a/c vents and gauges leave a little to be desired. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $28,000. Not quite a resto-mod, but starting to push the envelope. Most of the tweaks are both subtle and make the car bearable in modern traffic. Bidding petered out at $26,500 across the block, but this deal quickly came together. #518-1968 FORD BRONCO SUV. S/N U15NLD68034. Diamond Blue & white/ Sports Car Market

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Silver Auctions Fort McDowell, AZ Parchment vinyl. Odo: 75,467 miles. 289-ci V8, 2-bbl, 3-sp. Optional dual fuel tanks and rear seat. Period-accessory a/c. Consignor has the original warranty card. Good prep and paint on an uncut body. Original paint on cowl and radiator frame. Modern plastic Ford mud guards. Typical weak Bronco door fit. Twoinch suspension lift. Stock steel rims with chrome lug nuts, shod with slightly oversized tires. Reproduction seat upholstery. Period #438-1969 CADILLAC DEVILLE con- vertible. S/N F9253810. White/white vinyl/ red vinyl. Odo: 16,304 miles. 472-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Decent masked-off color-change repaint in recent years; originally Astral Blue with blue and white leather interior. Modern vinyl pinstriping. Reupholstered in vinyl rather than the original leather, but they did a good job of it and generally replicated the only six feet long; funny that it would be off a little each time.) Good door fit. Good original, re-dyed roof vinyl. Excellent original interior with light scent of old leather. Seating surfaces have light wrinkling. Dealer-accessory full- aftermarket Tilt-O-Meter on the dash. Brushstroke simulated woodgrain on fittings inside is a bit much. Bone-stock engine bay. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,860. The 302 was introduced in 1968, but it didn’t replace the 289 in trucks until 1969. While Toyota Land Crushers have peaked and are plummeting back to reality in the market, first-gen Broncos seem to be holding their own. Considering some of the deviations from stock on this one, it sold market-correct. stock pattern. Doors rattle a bit. Newer reproduction carpeting. Carpeted dashpad. Stereo cut into dash. Rattle-can engine repaint; engine bay not so stock. 1980s Firestone 721 wide whitewall radial tires. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,580. Considering some of the shortcuts and departures from stock, this sold well enough for a cruise-night boat. Seller got the better end of the deal here. #493-1970 CADILLAC ELDORADO 2-dr hard top. S/N H0253976. Bright gold metallic/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 81,625 miles. 500-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Superb mostly trim-off repaint, but with chipping on hood edge from it whipping closed. (Gee, it’s width rubber floor mat is in lightly used condition and has more square footage than the entire floor of any Kia. Pristine dashpad, with no cracks or warping. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $15,500. It’s easy to tell that the 1967–70 Eldos were the inspiration for Cadillac’s chief designer Kip Wasenko’s current Cadillac knife-edged “Art and Science” theme. These cleanly designed personal luxury cars are following the market lead of the first-gen Buick Rivieras and are steadily moving up in value. High bid was in the ballpark. #501-1971 GMC SUBURBAN Custom 2500 SUV. S/N CE216Z113331. Medium Olive/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 8,903 miles. 402-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Tag on glovebox door shows optional 402 V8, automatic, Power-Lok rear axle, power steering, overhead a/c, gauge package, three-row seating, 61-amp alternator and auxiliary battery. Aftermarket reserve fuel tank. Modern alloy wheels. Good repaint done a few years ago. Replated bumpers, some repro trim, and lifting chrome on door handles. Hood and door fit are so-so. Re-dyed door panels, newer carpeting, and reproduction seats, although the third row is gone. Cruise control and a retro tape deck added to dash. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $12,960. The only thing a late-model truck has over this is power brakes and shoulder belts (assuming you consider ABS and airbags fodder for Nanny State fools who shouldn’t be driving in the first place—let alone towing a trailer). As for fuel economy, Mark IV big blocks like this are thirsty, whether you’re towing or not. Material in the truck showed that they had it on a lot for $14,500. Reserve dropped at $11k, getting a couple more bids. Sold for #$11k at Mecum Anaheim in November of 2013 (SCM# 238546). Fair for all. #285-1973 GMC MOTORHOME 23- foot Class A RV. S/N TZE033V101099. Beige & brown/Parchment vinyl. Odo: 67,861 miles. 156 Sports Car Market

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455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. California emissions market unit when new. Rear dinette/double bed. Non-stock repaint in past decade with enough orange peel to fill an orchard. Portions of interior also repainted with no masking under the dashboard. Windshield fogging along the edges with a healthy crack on the driver’s side. Newer parquet wood flooring and Formica countertops, with table tops starting to lift on the edges. Reupholstered seating. Newer Onan generator. Newer aluminum wheels on radials. Seems to run out fairly well. No reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $9,720. One would be hard-pressed to find a vintage motor home with a greater cult following than these. 12,921 were built 1973–78 in two lengths with several trim levels, plus an untrimmed TransMode version (for ambulances, mobile command posts, shuttle buses, etc.). The scariest thing here is replacing those windshields—which won’t be a cheap date— but otherwise, this sold reasonably. #512-1996 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Collector Edition convertible. S/N 1G1YY32P2T5105078. Sebring Silver/black cloth/red leather. Odo: 59,794 miles. 5.7-L 300-hp fuelinjected V8, auto. Claimed actual miles and essentially original. Optional Selective Real Time Damping, electronic climate control, and Bose sound system. Well-cared-for original paint with only a few light nicks. Good door and panel fit. Over 50% tread left on the performance Toyo tires. Well maintained and all GM under the hood (although the serpentine belt is about ready to get changed out). Light wear on center console armrest and driver’s side carpet. Minimal steering-wheel rim wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $11,610. One of 5,412 Collector Edition cars built to commemorate the final year of C4 production. While all were Sebring Silver, they could be had with black, gray, or, in this case, red interiors. This one had the benefit of being used on occasion, about 600 miles per year on average. Enough to keep it limber but not wear it out. Grand Sports are the hot car from ’96, but the selling price here shows that Collector Editions are starting to get some interest. © April 2015 157

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Bonhams and Mecum Auctions Las Vegas, NV The Las Vegas Motorcycle Sales Bonhams sells 172 bikes for $4m, and Mecum sells 590 for $7.2, for a combined $11.2m Report and photos by Somer Hooker Market opinions in italics C abin fever spells money. People cramped indoors during a long winter look for retail therapy. (Think Arizona Auction Week.) Cabin fever strikes motorcyclists particularly hard; at least car lovers can crank up the heat and take a drive. And so thousands of moto enthusiasts flew the coop and headed to Las Vegas in January. Bonhams’ one-day sale had close to 220 lots and two hours of memorabilia. Quality, not quan- tity, was the theme, with several high-quality collections consigned. An obscure 1950 Vincent White Shadow sold for $224k. After the gavel quit echoing, Bonhams had sold 80% of their entries for $4.5m. Mecum officially took over MidAmerica Auctions this year. They started up at 4 p.m. on Thursday while Bonhams was midway through their sale. Mecum ran 750 lots over three days. A few bikes broke the $100k mark, such as a 1927 BMW R39 at $100k. Mecum achieved an 82% sales rate with $7.6m in sales. American bikes seemed a little soft, but it could be “powder dry” syndrome, as collectors brace for Mecum’s dispersal of the E.J. Cole Collection in March. English motorcycles sold strong, and quality Japanese bikes continued to rise in value. ♦ The Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Company: Bonhams Location: Las Vegas, NV Date: January 8, 2015 Auctioneer: Malcolm Barber Motorcycles sold/offered: 172/219 Sales rate: 82% Sales total: $4,003,551 High sale: 1950 Vincent White shadow, sold at $224,250 Buyer’s premium: 15% up to $100,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices ENGLISH #174-1950 VINCENT SERIES C WHITE SHADOW motorcycle. S/N RC6376A. Eng. # F10AB1A4476. Black/black leather. MHD. Odo: 4 miles. Very nice bike. Low miles were reflected in the condition. Original Birmabright fenders highly polished. Rare Dunlop alloy wheels fitted as per spec sheet. Plush leather seat, detailed correctly. Correct Amal carbs. Nicely polished alloy side covers. Serial number font correct. Stunning bike. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $224,250. What a difference a serial number makes. There were only 15 “White Shadows” built—so called 24th Annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Company: Mecum Location: Las Vegas Date: January 8–10, 2015 Auctioneers: Mark Delzell, Jimmy Landis and Dan Wall Motorcycles sold/offered: 590/717 Sales rate: 82% Sales total: $7,168,645 High sale: 1952 Vincent C Rapide, sold at $132,500 Buyer’s premium: 10%, $250 minimum, included in sold prices because the cases were not enameled like the Black Shadows were. From afar they appear like a lowly Rapide. This bike was sold at Bonhams’ 2009 Quail auction for $111,150, in red and sporting straight pipes (SCM# 120768). Research from factory records revealed its English registration number and that its original color was the more common black. With Vincents, it is all about the serial numbers. Well sold. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. #F164-1973 NORTON COMMANDO 850 motorcycle. S/N 302948. Eng. # 302948. Black/black. Odo: 13,168 miles. Front fender has been bobbed. Disc is corroded and SOLD AT $17,600. In the 1970s, John Player cigarettes sponsored a race team of Nortons. This came out in red, white and blue. The problem with these is you could buy the fiberglass kits and convert them yourself. Factory did not differentiate by numbers, so you can never be sure what you are getting. This was definitely well sold. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. GERMAN #F65-1927 BMW R39 motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 36208. Black/brown leather. Odo: 505 km. Engine unit in fresh condition but shows typical 1920s waviness in fins, discoloration of alloy. Paint very nice and glistens. Nickel plating very good. Speedometer is an original, as is the ID tag, but numbers are hard to read. Brake cable is hooked up on front but scratched with grooves. Paint on tank is scratched. Scallops missing from side covers. Reproduction mufflers. Correct air filter. Ignition coil upgraded. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $7,150. For a few hundred bucks more, you could have a good “rider.” Norton Commandos are still excellent rides, as long as the isolastic suspension is kept up. This was about right money-wise for condition. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. #F241-1974 NORTON JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL replica motorcycle. S/N 308964. Eng. # 308969. White/black. Odo: 1,910 miles. Paint deteriorating and cracking. Has the proper JPM graphics in vinyl.The exhaust is an aftermarket 2-into-1. Wheels not Norton, but probably Honda Comstar. Dual headlights in place. Proper Smiths instruments. Cond: 4+. excess was never trimmed off. Missing taillight from license-plate bracket. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $100,000. Pretty significant bike from the early days of BMW. May have been their first single. Buyer was right to hold out for more. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. 160 Sports Car Market

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Bonhams and Mecum Auctions Las Vegas, NV #F131-1927 BMW R47 motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # 4741. Black/brown leather. Very fresh-looking bike. Auxiliary fuel tank fitted with nice period rally badge. Racing-pattern brake fitted on front. Alloy castings appear as though they just came from the foundry. Nicely striped. All pipes brightly polished. No fiberglass tank. Oval Conti mufflers and Borrani wheels in good shape. Early Ducati-em- wear. Mufflers are the later production models but correct for the Z1. The engine appears very original. Some deterioration of the black paint helps to prove its originality. Rims are very nice. Fitted with proper Kawasaki mirrors and grab bar for passenger. Correct evidence of the bike running. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $88,000. Very nice bike brought in from Germany. After Mecum sold an R37 here last year for $220k, the racers started coming out of the woodwork. Unless you have an originalpaint bike, it is hard to know what you are getting from Europe. With the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, cottage industries sprung up refurbishing abandoned bikes. Regardless, this was a very handsome piece. Well bought and sold. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. #258-1961 BMW R60/2 motorcycle. S/N 622515. Eng. # 622515. Black/black. Odo: 24,641 miles. Nice repaint. Has large “sport” tank and reproduction touring seat. Correct exhaust with accessory fins. Original alloy wheels in good condition. Lavish use of replacement stainless-steel hardware won’t be appreciated on the concours field. Brake clutch levers replaced with post-1966 ball-ended le- bossed fork legs. Dell’Orto carburetors fitted, but this early, it could have been either these or Amal. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $24,750. Roundcase Ducatis were the first of Ducati’s iconic “l” twins. The exhaust note always turns heads. This bike had it all going for it. Lots of early features present. Very difficult to find in this condition. Well bought. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. JAPANESE #298-1970 HONDA CB750 motorcycle. S/N CB750101574. Eng. # CB750E1011391. Blue/black. Odo: 8,476 miles. All the correct parts and pedigree from the Art of the Motorcycle. Restored when NOS bits were about, it was properly done. Excellent repaint on all cycle parts. Probably better than original. Fitted with the proper “ducktail” seat—NOS at that, as are the desirable HM300 mufflers. KO-series side covers and plastic air box. badges. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $17,250. Nice piece and a significant Japanese bike. After the introduction of the CB750 in ’69, the Z1 in ’73 pretty much sewed up the Japanese ownership of U.S. market. To boot, this one had low numbers. May have been technically a ’72. Regardless, it had what you want. This was good for both buyer and seller. This is about the benchmark for good Z1s. Early Japanese vehicles are on the rise in two- and four-wheel world. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. #F238-1975 KAWASAKI Z1 motorcycle. S/N Z1F71361. Eng. # Z1E071361. Blue & gold/black. Odo: 12,489 miles. Tank tail section has been repainted. Good job. Seat is a reproduction unit. Exhaust system is fresh and reproduction. Frame has original paint. Original Kawasaki rear-view mirrors. Fenders vers. Odd paint crazing on bottom of air filter. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $14,375. The BMW “Slash” 2 series was the basis of BMW’s motorcycle legend. Numerous trips around the world were documented by adventure riders racking up hundreds of thousands of miles on these. This indicated 24k miles. May have been plus-100,000; not uncommon. It was fitted with the most desirable accessories for the period. Nice R60s trade hands in the $8k–$11k range. This came in way above that and was well sold. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. ITALIAN #S158-1973 DUCATI 750 GT motor- cycle. S/N 750657DM750. Eng. # 750657DM750. Red/black. Odo: 41,430 km. Original INOX fenders in stainless steel. Scarab calipers but with late-model master cylinder. Paint is very good. Unable to tell if it has a steel or April 2015 Later front fender with lip on front. Excellent, documented show pedigree. Early die-cast crankcase. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $18,400. The CB750 Hondas have been called the most significant motorcycle of the century. They changed the whole game in 1969. Disc brakes, electric starter, reliability—who would’ve thought it? The most desirable are the early sand-cast editions, of which only 7,400 were built. Later, because of demand, they switched to die-cast crankcases. This was a die-cast unit. Well sold. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. #299-1973 KAWASAKI Z1 motorcycle. S/N Z1F02327. Eng. # Z1E02207. Brown & orange/black vinyl. Odo: 9,080 miles. Pretty original bike. Tank, side covers and tail section repainted in the common “root beer” and orange. Minor fading on instruments. Seat is an original item and beginning to show minor nicely chromed (or rechromed). Correct turn signals. Cylinders look as though they’ve been sand-blasted. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $13,200. Last year of the true Z1s. In ’76 the KZs came out. These are very popular for export back to Japan, where they were not sold in great volume and typically had a 750 engine, compared with the 900 offered here. Well sold. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. #126-1990 HONDA RC30 motorcycle. S/N JH2RC3000LM200204. White, red & blue/black. Odo: 740 miles. Almost flawless original. A few very minor stress cracks around attachment points. All graphics in brilliant condition. Wheels nice and white. No apparent bluing of exhaust pipes. Condition reflects mileage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $52,900. Honda made a limited run of these. In 1989 161

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Bonhams and Mecum Auctions Las Vegas, NV S1539. Brown & tan/brown leather. Another unbelievable patina bike. It’s 103 years old and still has about 80% paint. Fenders and tank have numerous small scratches and evi- cross-country race. (Belt drives get a significant handicap.) Well sold. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. #212-1928 EXCELSIOR-HENDERSON SUPER X motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # A6032. Green/brown leather. Odo: 4,401 miles. Very original example. Paint as expected for 87 years. Minor dents in tanks. Dealer decals intact on headlight and tanks. Pinstriping in remarkably good condition. Paint on wheels is good, but with some chip- they were $15,000. Dealer cost was $12,500. They were the basis for their production racers. They didn’t fly out the door, but they always had a following. This sale shot through the roof. There were two more on offer this weekend that later sold for much less. Well sold. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. AMERICAN #152-1912 READING STANDARD BELT DRIVE motorcycle. S/N N/A. Eng. # dence of rust-through. Decals have minor deterioration. Some chafing of paint on left side of tank, with wear through background. Acetylene lights and tool bag. Cond: 4. SOLD AT $69,000. Patina sells, and this one had it. A time-warp bike. It was acquired by a party who plans on running it in the Cannonball ping. Exhaust has lots of light surface rust. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $89,700. This should be the picture in the dictionary for “patina.” Nicely preserved piece. It had a constant stream of admirers. They were all bidding, too. This was like watching a space launch. Bids blew right through $45k estimate like a Titan rocket past gravity. Well sold and well bought. Bonhams, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. #F99-1946 SALSBURY MODEL 85 scooter. S/N SAL5025. Red/brown. Odo: 4,600 miles. Fresh restoration. Probably slicker than original. Extra chrome probably wasn’t standard. Some minor chipping on the frame. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $16,500. These were originally built in the 1930s. Design was upgraded post-war. Utilized a gas pedal on the floor, as they figured a twist throttle would be too confusing. It was also the first to use a continuously variable transmission. A real salute to American industry in the ’40s. As automobiles became cheaper, the demand faded. Well bought, as these rarely surface. Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, NV, 01/15. © CAR COLLECTOR 162 AMERICAN ™ AmericanCarCollector.com/subscribe Sports Car Market SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 Keith Martin’s

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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $66/month ($88 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit www.sportscarmarket.com/classifieds/place-ad to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. Email: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to classifieds@sportscarmarket.com. We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snail mail: Showcase, PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208-4797, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Car Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. English 1951 MG TD roadster 1963 Jaguar Mk 2 sedan S/N 3M5824. Green blue metallic/light gray. 50,877 miles. V6, 4-spd manual. Excellent overall condition. Restored by Redline Sportscar of Marcos Cars, U.K. Fiberglass body, sunroof, steel-tube chassis, leather interior, 4-speed with electric overdrive, Marcos magnesium wheels with new tires, Ford V6 3-L from the Capri Mk 1. The car has a fantastic look, runs and performs very well. $34,900 OBO. Contact Chuck, Central Classic Cars, 419.618.3855, Email: chuckputsch@hotmail.com Web: centralclassiccars. com (OH) 1979 MGB convertible 1970 Marcos GT 3L coupe years. Our restorations are considered to be some of the finest in the world, garnering many best-in-class/ show trophies. Please contact us if you’d like help finding your next project car. BMW - Porsche - Mercedes The Werk Shop, 847.295.3200, Email: mike@ thewerkshop.com Web: www.thewerkshop.com 1962 Porsche 356B convertible A wonderful B convertible built by D’Iterein. Rare body and very rare original color combo of Aetna Blue with red interior. A great driver in every respect. Please call or email for complete details. Contact Matt, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1971 Porsche 914-6 convertible S/N TD12118. MG Red/tan Leather. 1,480 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Completely restored to concours quality. Everything is new and period-correct or rebuilt. This car looks and drives as if it were new. It has been driven 1,480 miles since the restoration was complete. Matching numbers. New convertible top, tonneau cover and side curtains. This MG TD is ready to drive or show. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: charlescrail@ mac.com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) 1959 Jaguar Mk V 3.5-Liter drophead coupe S/N P218707DN. Black/red. 872 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. Beautiful, numbers-matching example, great color combo, recent engine and brake-system rebuild, new aluminum radiator, exhaust system, 4-speed with overdrive, chrome wire wheels. Includes original toolkit. Experience a highly original and sought-after Jaguar example today. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/451 (CA) 1966 Jaguar XKE Series I coupe 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL convertible S/N 637096. Black/tan leather. Full restoration. Excellent condition mechanically and cosmetically. The three-position top, sumptuous red leather interior, deep black paint, exquisite wood dash and trim, and replated chrome accents are all in near-perfect condition. Comes with handtools and manuals. Completely ready for the next owner to enjoy. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: charlescrail@mac.com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) 1960 Alvis TD 21 drophead coupe S/N 1E31482. Opalescent Silver Blue/dark blue. 81,988 miles. I6, 4-spd manual. This beautiful matching-numbers XKE is a California black-plate car with low, original miles. It has been professionally restored to a show/driver level and comes in its spectacular original color combination. A Heritage Certificate and DVD of the restoration process is included. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/377 (CA) 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III roadster Black/magnolia. 5,000 miles. V8, automatic. This immaculate collectible is one of only 50 built. In showroom condition with all of the manuals and second sets of keys. $149,500. Contact Lauren, Email: lmh4842@aol.com (VA) S/N 26083. Midnight Metallic Blue/blue-gray leather. 65,000 miles. automatic. LHD. Body by Park Ward. Three owners, all from British Columbia. Complete ownership and service history. The first owner, Donald Smith, had the car until 1994. The second owner had the car repainted, reupholstered, a new top fitted and re-chromed as needed. The third owner completed two 1,000-mile tours. Ready for touring. $127,000. Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: eenberg@msn. com Web: www.charlescrail.com (CA) German 1958 BMW 507 roadster A spectacular car with a great history. Matching numbers throughout. Healey Blue, dark blue leather. Maintained to the highest standards. A car we’ve known for many years. Please call or email for complete details. Contact Matt, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) This beautiful BMW 507 is just one of the restorations The Werk Shop has completed throughout the S/N SAJNX2749SC197498. Sea Green Metallic/magnolia. 61,000 miles. V6, 4-spd automatic. 4.0-L. Leather interior with wood accents, stunning color combination, black power soft top. Always garaged, excellent condition, fog lamps, cruise control, front air bags, electric seats. $11,850. Contact Coleman, 804.380.9028, Email: tinkerhorse14@gmail.com (VA) 2002 Bentley Le Mans R coupe British Racing Green/tan. 57,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Restored and maintained by longtime collector, bare-metal respray. Upgraded Weber carb, etc. Needs nothing, drive anywhere. I don’t believe there is a nicer one for sale. $9,500 OBO. Contact Richard, REM Motorcars, 856.313.5843, Email: remyers@comcast.net 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible S/N 9141430230. Willow Green (43)/black. 119,000 miles. H6, 5-spd manual. Exceptionally restored factory 914-6 with Certificate of Authenticity, matching numbers. 500 miles on cosmetic resto. 2k miles on mechanical. Engine built to 2.2S specs. Interior unrestored original. Ready for vintage tours or show. Over 100 detailed photos and documented history availble on our site. $99,990. Contact Paul, AutoKennel, 714.335.4911, Email: paul@autokennel.com Web: www.autokennel.com (CA) S/N 10704412015437. Silver metallic/black. 130,468 miles. V8, 4-spd automatic. Every option, rare black hard top, black wheel covers, fitted with indestructible M-B 117 V8 4,520-cc/190-hp, Bosch fuel-injected engine. Second owner since 1978, meticulously maintained, with service records. Outstanding condition—body, interior and mechanicals. Hero car from the film “True Colors.” $18,500. Contact Anne, 804.380.9028, Email: tinkerhorse14@gmail.com (VA) 1980 Porsche 911 SC coupe S/N 91A0141843. Light blue metallic/black leather. 126,214 miles. I6, 5-spd manual. Beautiful oneowner, California, rust-free car. Meticulously cared for and maintained. Body fit, glass and paint in excellent condition. Includes service records, Clifford alarm system and original toolkit. A wonderful edition for the Porsche enthusiast. Classic Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com Web: classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/ detail/54 (CA) 168 Sports Car Market

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SCM Showcase Gallery 1993 Porsche 911 RS America Carrera 2 coupe Showcase, 760.758.6100, Email: management@ classicshowcase.com Web: classicshowcase.com/index. php/inventory/detail/395 (CA) Japanese 1965 Honda S600 coupe windshield frame. Gorgeous wood body, replaced/refinished to its original red oak. Condition Code #1, excellent. $39,500 OBO. Contact John, 757.490.3311, Email: lee.john.t@gmail.com (VA) 1938 Dodge RC commercial sedan delivery details/images online. $129,000. Contact Mario, 630.926.1384, Email: vikingblue72@gmail.com Web: kennagelclassiccars.com (IL) 1962 Chevrolet Impala 2-door hard top S/N WP0AB2962PS418060. Guards Red/black and red. 2,480 miles. manual. Original low miles. Never damaged, tracked or modified. Full known history. Options: sunroof, limited-slip differential and radio. Early 1992 build with rolled fender lips. $169,500. Contact Don, PORsport.com, 631.786.6511, Email: dahearn67@gmail.com Web: www.porsport. com/1993_rs_america_red (NY) Italian 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS coupe S/N AS285C 1001523. Red/black. 82,000 miles. I4, 4-spd manual. Matching-numbers car. All original and recently recommissioned. Twin overhead-cam engine, roller-bearing crank — will rev to 11,000 rpm...mad fun! This model gave Honda its first race victory in the Nürburgring 500 — entered by Jack Brabham. Only made 1,800 coupes, probably 100 left. Australian delivered. $29,950 OBO. Contact Barry, Octane Classic Services, 0455 021 947, Email: lagondav12@gmail.com (AUSTRALIA) Beautifully and professionally restored about 20 years ago and still spectacular. Cared for by an extremely fussy collector. Needs absolutely nothing to enjoy right now. Finished in red with tan leather, 5-speed. Please call or email for complete details. Contact Matt, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) 1969 Lamborghini Islero coupe Swedish 1973 Volvo 1800ES sport wagon S/N 18363363006760. Red/black. I4, automatic. Well-cared-for 1800 with a great deal of recent work done. Engine, transmission, interior and exterior. Ready to drive, no excuses. Car maintained by Briarcliff Classic and Imported Car Service. $32,500. Contact Bob, Briarcliff Classic and Imported Car Service, 914.450.0882, Email: seanssmithphotography@gmail.com (NY) As-new. Complete mechanical rebuild to original specs by factory-approved Italian long-term specialist. Concours-level original color paintwork. Superb original interior. Exceptional vehicle. POA. Contact Serge, ALLAERT, 32.56.232020, Email: serge. allaert@allaert.be (BELGIUM) 1994 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce convertible 1973 Volvo 1800ES sport wagon S/N P6FH296531000000. Colonial White/white & black. 75,026 miles. V8, 2-spd automatic. Stunning classic. Very original with just over 75,000 original miles. Original 312-ci, 4-barrel V8, porthole hard top, soft top, original Continental kit, documented service history. Everything works, nice and tidy. Runs and drives great. $39,995 OBO. Contact Paul, Maxatawny Auto Sales, 610.683.0480, Email: maxacars@ gmail.com Web: list.dcsdnn.com/1956-Ford-Thunderbird/Used-Convertible/Kutztown-PA/3690642/ Details.aspx (PA) 1957 Oldsmobile 88 Golden Rocket J2 convertible S/N 8913475. Red & black/gray. 2,300 miles. I6, 3-spd manual. Outstanding example, extremely rare. Best on the planet. High-caliber professional restoration, very correct, photo-documented. National Concours First Place winner. In fresh, as-new condition, well optioned. Fantastic advertising medium, draws crowds. Owned 35 years, full details and history available. $75,000. Contact Rick, Cars Gone By Restoration Services, 403.534.2222, Email: carsgoneby@telus.net (CAN) 1956 Ford Thunderbird convertible S/N 21847T228914. Tuxedo Black/red. 2,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. Frame-on restoration, new GM 350 crate motor, 350 Turbo trans, fresh paint, new interior, power steering, front disc brakes, LED taillights, halogen headlights. New gauges, 1963 Chevy tilt wheel, American Torque Thrust rims. Super-straight; best-driving classic I own. Additional photos and details can be found online. $26,500. Contact Mike, Island Classics and Customs, 917.626.0233, Email: mdsignorile@aol.com Web: www.islandcc.net (NY) 1962 Shelby Cobra 50th Anniversary roadster S/N CSX8069. Black/red. V8, manual. One of 50 Anniversary cars made by Shelby American. Completed by Bill Andrews/HRE Motorcar. Rebuilt Ford 289/375-hp engine. A piece of Shelby history, Shelby registered. Email for additional pictures and details. $250,000. Contact Karl, 201.670.1713, Email: karlmetz4@aol.com (NJ) 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 replica roadster Green/tan. I4, manual. Final year, Commemorative Edition #15/190, 23k miles. Excellent condition, all original, fully serviced, drive anywhere. $19,900. Contact David, Email: 94SpiderCE@gmail.com (NC) 2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider S/N 1836363004871. Volvo Red/black leather. 79,793 miles. 3-spd automatic. One owner, fuelinjected, extremely rare and desired Borg-Warner 3-speed automatic transmission. Spectacular condition. Has original jack, tools, owner’s and service manual and maintenance records. A collector’s dream. One of the nicest examples of this highly desired and sought-after model! Contact Charles, Charles Crail Automobiles, 805.568.1934, Email: charlescrail@mac.com Web: www.charlescrail. com (CA) American 1929 Ford Model A Huckster woodie S/N 577M54741. Black/red & white. 80,550 miles. V8, automatic. Body-off restoration to like-new. 300-hp, 371-ci V8 with three 2-barrel carbs. Its flawless black finish is complemented by a redand-white leather interior. Fitted with factory air, power steering, brakes, seat and top. Brightwork is as-new. Panels are straight and well fit. Additional 1986 ERA Cobra. One owner from new, all-original and just 20k original miles. Never tracked or abused in any way. Pampered from new. Recent engine freshening by Joe LaPine. Original red paint and black leather interior. Call for complete details. Contact Matt, 203.852.1670, Email: matt@deGarmoLtd.com (CT) © S/N ZFFEW59A260148741. Giallo Modena/black leather. 12,500 miles. V8. With a mere 12,500 original miles, this like-new Ferrari is an amazing car that provides maximum driving thrills. 4.3-liter, 483hp DOHC V8 engine. Interior is fit with carbonfiber trim, leather upholstery, premium stereo sound system, and carbon-fiber trim throughout. Classic S/N A716437. Red & black/tan. 62,415 miles. Beautiful frame-up restoration. Evaluated by Senior Certified Appraiser/Senior Master Judge, received highest grade possible in all fields evaluated. Original all-steel fenders, hood, running boards and 170 Sports Car Market

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Auction Companies Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-Le Fur. 33 (0)1 42 99 2056. 33 (0)1 42 99 1639. 7, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, France. Email: motorcars@artcurial.com. www.artcurial.com/motorcars. (FR) Auctions America. 877.906.2437. Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. The company boasts an expert team of specialists, who offer 180 years combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. www.auctionsamerica.com. (IN) JR-Auctions. A Wyoming based company, founded by Robert A. Tybor, entrepreneur/businessman and Jeff Davi, Entrepreneur/ Real-Estate Broker. JR-Auctions will be hosting its first live/virtual Monterey Plaza Hotel classic Auto/Yacht Auction in Aug, 2015 overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. For more information please visit our website jr-auctions.com or call to 844-572-8867. Accepting Consignments-please register online. You don’t want to miss it. state-of-the-art facility. Come be a part of the excitement! Check us out at www.hollywoodcarauctions.com. Where Collectors Collect! See You On The Block! exciting automotive events like the U.S. Grand Prix and Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, Motostalgia offers an upscale experience that not only showcases the most collectable cars, but also provides a unique and exciting social environment that is befitting of the rarest and finest automobiles. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Carlisle Collector Car Auctions. Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694. 480.421.6697. For over four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service and an unrivaled sales success. From classic and one-of-a-kind cars to exotics and muscle cars, BarrettJackson attracts only the best. Our auctions have captured the true essence of a passionate obsession with cars that extends to collectors and enthusiasts throughout the world. A television audience of millions watches unique and select vehicles while attendees enjoy a lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com. (AZ) 717.243.7855. 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. Spring and Fall Auctions. High-line cars cross the block. Hundreds of muscle cars, antique, collector, and special-interest cars, trucks and motorcycles. Real Cars. Real Prices. www.carlisleauctions.com. (PA) Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. Forty-two years later, the auction company has sold over 35,000 cars and currently holds auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Their unsurpassed customer service and fast-paced two-lane auction ring makes them a leader in the business. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of two reality TV series — “Fast N’ Loud” on Discovery and The Car Chasers on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick. 760.320.3290. 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 A family-run auction house producing two large classic cars auctions per year. McCormick’s Palm Springs Auctions has been in business for over 25 years, and each auction features over 500 classics & exotics. www.classic-carauction.com. (CA) Lucky Collector Car Auctions. Dan Kruse Classics is a family- owned collector car auction company located in San Antonio, Texas. DKC has been responsible for successful collector car sales since 1972, with annual sales in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Dan has personally has over $1,000,000,000 in sales in his storied career. Dan and daughters Tiffany, Tedra and Tara, manage the company. 866.495.8111 Dankruseclassics.com (TX) 888.672.0020. Lucky Collector Car Auctions is aptly named after Harold “Lucky” Lemay. Based in the majestic, pastoral ground of Marymount, home to the Lemay Family Collection Foundation near Tacoma, WA, the collection, formerly the biggest in the world, according to Guinness, now hosts an unrivaled event center, art collection and charitable foundation, which features two exceptional collector car auctions a year. www.luckyoldcar.com (WA) Petersen Auction Group of Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR; September, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR. On the I-5 Corridor. We offer knowledgeable, fast, friendly “hassle-free” transactions. Oregon’s #1 Collector Car Auction www. petersencollectorcars.com Mecum Auction Company. Bonhams is the largest auction house to hold scheduled sales of classic and vintage motorcars, motorcycles and car memorabilia, with auctions held globally in conjunction with internationally renowned motoring events. Bonhams holds the world-record price for any motorcar sold at auction, as well as for many premier marques. San Francisco: (415) 391-4000 New York: (212) 644-9001 Los Angeles: (323) 850-7500 London: +44 20 7447-7447 Paris: +33 1 42 61 10 10 www.bonhams.com/motors FOLLOW SCM Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hosting two auctions a year in beautiful Palm Beach, FL, March & December. Offering quality collector cars and personalized service, all in a climate-controlled, 172 Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960. 310.899.0930. Gooding & Company offers its international clientele the rarest, award-winning examples of collector vehicles at the most prestigious auction venues. Our team of well-qualified experts will advise you on current market values. Gooding & Company presents the official auction of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, the recordsetting Scottsdale Auction in January and a world-class auction at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Florida in March. www.goodingco.com. (CA) 262.275.5050. The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year. Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, exotics, vintage motorcycles and road art sales. Auctions are held throughout the United States and broadcast live on NBCSN. For further information, visit www.Mecum.com. 445 South Main Street Walworth, WI 53184. 262.275.5050 (WI) Rick Cole Auctions . Rick Cole conducted the first auction ever held in Monterey. His dozen successive annual events forever changed the landscape of the historic weekend. Next August, Rick Cole and Terry Price combine 70-plus years of professional client care to present an entirely new type of Monterey Auction experience, conducted at The Marriott Hotel. Limited consignment. Email: rickcole@rickcole.com Web: www.rickcole.com (CA) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. A premier international collector car auction house offering the rarest and finest automobiles on the world market. Motostalgia publishes a full photographic catalog presenting and documenting professional descriptions and provenance. Motostalgia’s diverse automotive experts offer bidders and consigners alike an accurate understanding of the global automotive market. With venues that parallel the most RM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371. RM Auctions is the world’s largest collector car auction house for investmentquality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales and auctions, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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Alfa Romeo Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Fax: 602.252.6260. Specializing in the finest European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles; Russo and Steele now hosts four record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; Las Vegas in September, and Scottsdale, AZ, every January. As one of the premier auction events in the United States, Russo and Steele has developed a reputation for its superior customer service and for having the most experienced and informed experts in the industry. www.russoandsteele. com. (AZ) Motostalgia. 512.813.0636. Centerline Products. 888.750. ALFA, Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 30 years — rely on our experience to build and maintain your dream Alfa. Restoration, maintenance and performance parts in stock for Giulietta through 164. Newly developed products introduced regularly. Check our website for online store, new arrivals, tech tips, and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com. (CO) A premier international collector car auction house and professional appraisal company. Motostalgia’s diverse and multilingual automotive experts offer collectors and investors alike an accurate understanding of the global and domestic automotive market. Motostalgia’s international offices have the capability of appraising collector cars around the globe. With decades of global collector car market knowledge our experts can accurately value your most prized automobiles, ranging from a single pre-purchase appraisal to full collection valuations. www.motostalgia.com email: info@motostalgia.com facebook.com/Motostalgia Twitter: @Motostalgia Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485. Silver Auctions isn’t successful because we auction the most expensive cars, we’re successful because we auction the cars that you love. Silver Auction’s staff, bidders and consignors are everyday people with a passion for Nostalgic and Collector cars. Come see the difference at Silver Auctions. 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. Email: silver@silverauctions.com, www.silverauctions.com. (WA) Jon Norman’s Alfa Parts. 800.890.2532. 510.525.9519. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710. Large selection of parts from Giulietta to 164. Efficient, personal service. www.alfapartscatalog.com. (CA) Appraisals CAR ART, INC. www.CarArt.us The Vicari Auction Company hosts fast-paced, high-energy auctions along the Gulf Coast, offering an entertaining destination to car collectors, enthusiasts and travelers. The company prides itself on personal service, providing cars for everyone from the avid collector to the first-time buyer. For more information, contact Vicari Auction at 1900 Destrehan Ave., Harvey, LA 70058; call 504.875.3563; or visit www.vicariauction.com. (LA) Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Offices located nationwide. Pre-purchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale vales, estates, expert witness testimony. On-site inspection. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. “Not just one man’s opinion of value.” See website for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com. We are your one-stop shop for the World’s Finest Automotive Art. Choose from 1,300 artworks of 130 marques by 80 renowned fine artists, car designers and photographers. “Whether your preference is European sports and racing cars, American muscle or pre-war classics, you’ll find what you’re looking for.” — SCM. Founded in 2002 by Peter Aylett after 25 years in car design with Ford, GM, Lotus, Mercedes, Mazda and Nissan. Contact Peter at info@carart.us or call 949-433-0500 (CA) AutoKennel. 714.335.4911. Imagine if you had the best of the best market your car for sale. Jesse Alexander taking all the photographs. Lee Iacocca working with buyers. Keith Martin introducing you to the right car clubs. Well, the father and son team of AutoKennel do just that for all their clients. Paul and Ed Kramer, Costa Mesa, CA 92627. www.autokennel.com (CA) Automobilia Steve Austin’s Automobilia & Great Vacations. 800.452.8434. European Car Collector tours including Monaco & Goodwood Historics, private collections, and car manufacturers. Automobile Art importer of legendary artists Alfredo de la Maria and Nicholas Watts. www.steveaustinsgreatvacations.com. Vintage Auto Posters. Since 1980, Everett Anton Singer has been supplying international collectors with the most diverse selection of authentic vintage automotive posters. The vast inventory runs from the late 1890s through the 1960s; featuring marque, event and product advertising. Please visit us at: www.VintageAutoPosters.com. Buy/Sell/General Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. Worldwide Auctioneers. 800.990.6789 or 1.260.925.6789. Worldwide Auctioneers was formed over a decade ago by vintage-motorcar specialists Rod Egan and John Kruse. The sale and acquisition of classic automobiles is our core business, and no one is better qualified. Worldwide is unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers, so you deal directly with the auctioneer, and we are wholly invested in achieving the best result for you. Our auctions are catalogue-based, offering a limited number of higher-end consignments, with an emphasis on quality rather than volume. (We don’t limit ourselves to only selling the most expensive cars in the world, but do ensure that every car we consign is the very best of its type.) We also offer specialist-appraisal, estate-management and collectionconsultancy services. Our dedicated private sales division serves the needs of individual collectors who seek privacy or to acquire vehicles that may not be available on the open market. www.worldwide-auctioneers.com. (IN) April 2015 Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. 206.467.6531. For over a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has been at the center of the world for collector cars changing hands. Their unparalleled experience in tracking valuations makes them uniquely capable of valuating the rare and unusual. Estates, settlements, collections, insurance. Let their billion dollars worth of experience supply the results you seek. “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian”. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) Coachbuilt Press creates limited-edition automotive titles for the discriminating motoring enthusiast. We present exceptional material on the most significant collections, museums and marques with a balance of authoritative writing, precise research, unique historical documents and the modern photography of Michael Furman. Please visit our website to view our latest titles and order. www.CoachbuiltPress.com (PA). Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Collector car sales, both road and race, have been a key activity for over 35 years. Our sales professionals actively seek consignments on a global basis. We also offer vehicle “search and find” for rare models. We undertake pre-purchase inspections worldwide. We provide auction support, including in-person or telephone bidding for absentee buyers. Restoration management and special-event assistance are also included in our services. Our aim is to make sure that your collector car passion is as enjoyable and worry-free as possible. www.automotiverestorations.com Celebrate your ownership experiGooding & Company. 310.899.1960. Gooding & Company’s experts are well-qualified to appraise individual automobiles as well as collections and estates. Whether it is the creation of a foundation, living trust or arrangement of a charitable donation, we are able to assist you. www.goodingco.com. (CA) ence! Automotive designer & illustrator, Steve Anderson is a specialist in the creation of owner-specified, fineart illustrations. Each original piece is hand crafted to portray the exact specification of individual automobiles and collections. All marques, eras, driven, concours and race. Ferrari- & Porsche-licensed Illustrator. For image samples, additional information or to discuss your project, please call us at 818.822.3063 or visit www.saillustrations.com (CA) Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 50,000 sf. We can meet all your classic car needs with our unprecedented selection; from top-ofthe-line models to project cars. We buy classic cars in any shape or condition & provide the quickest payment & pickup anywhere in the U.S. 310.975.0272 www.beverlyhillscarclub.com (CA) 173

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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. LETTING GO! 847.774.4857. Use Joe’s 50+ years of experience for professional assistance in marketing your collector cars to get top dollar out of the marketplace. Joe Bortz, 10:00– 10:00 CST. BortzCars@gmail.com (IL) Checker Motor Cars. At Checker Motor Cars we have a passion for cars, not only CHECKERS, but all cars. We are fanatic about automobile history and that drives our passion to restore history and art. Sales, Parts, Service and Restorations for Checker Automobiles. www.checkermotorcars.com (MA) 206.467.6531. Experts in worldwide acquisition, collection management, disposition and appraisal. For more than a quarter century, Cosmopolitan Motors has lived by its motto, “We covet the rare and unusual, whether pedigreed or proletarian.” Absurdly eclectic and proud of it. Find your treasure here, or pass it along to the next generation. www.cosmopolitanmotors.com (WA) and sales of any investment-grade classic car. Since 2009, we have offered a unique opportunity for collectors, enthusiasts and other industry professionals. www.lbilimited.com, sales@ lbilimited.com (PA) Woodies USA. 949.922.7707, Paul Russell and Company. Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more Classic Assets Motor Sports Cen- ter. 760-452-6609 or 858-554-0331. A first-rate used car dealership specializing in vintage rally-eligible vehicles as well as an eclectic private collection of investment-grade automobiles including classic cars, vintage rally cars and supercars. Our business is buying and selling classic, collectible motorcars. We are considered to be the go-to resource for collector cars in San Diego. We are constantly seeking new additions. Top quality, collectible trades always considered. We are available to assist buyers and sellers with all aspects regarding classic cars including import and export. www.ca-motorsportscenter. com. (CA) than 100 cars at our warehouse location, 27 years of experience; visited by customers across the country and overseas. We specialize in European and American cars and we are always looking to buy classic cars in any condition. We pick up from anywhere in the U.S. Quick payment and pickup. 718.545.0500. www.gullwingmotorcars.com 978.768.6092. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the Preservation and Sales of European Classics, pre-war through the 1970s, since 1978. You can rely on our decades of experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Repeat customers are the lifeblood of our business. Contact us today to join them. Car Sales Manager, Alex Finigan: Alex@paulrussell.com. (MA) 949.412.8812. We buy and sell great woodies — hundreds to date. If you are buying or selling, give us a call. We can help. Woodies are fun! Every car collection should have at least one. Located in Laguna Niguel, California. www.woodiesusa.com. (CA) Classic Car Transport Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. ProTeamCorvette.com. Corvettes: Heritage Classics Motorcar Com- pany. 310.657.9699. www.heritageclassics.com. Heritage Classics Motorcar Company, the premier West Coast classic car dealership established in 1985. Offering one of the largest indoor showrooms in Southern California, with an exceptional inventory of the very finest American and European classic cars available. We buy, sell and consign collectible automobiles, offering the best consignment terms available, contact us at sales@heritageclassics.com When in Southern California visit our beautiful showroom and specialty automotive bookstore, Heritage Classics Motorbooks, open Monday–Saturday. For current inventory and to visit our virtual bookstore visit www.heritageclassics.com Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history and helping collectors obtain, restore and sell classic vehicles. Our world class facility houses 3 showrooms of cars and department specialty areas to perform all facets of restoration under one roof. Let our team, of professional craftsmen and specialists make your classic car vision a reality. www.classicshowcase. com. (CA) 1953–1982. Over 10,000 sold since 1971! Money-back guarantee. Worldwide transportation. Z06s, L88s, L89s, LS6s, ZR2s, ZR1s, LT1s, COPOs, Fuelies, Special 425s/435s/RPOs. Call toll free 888.592.5086 or call 419.592.5086. Fax 419.592.4242, email: terry@proteamcorvette.com or visit our website: www.ProTeamCorvette.com. ProTeam Corvette Sales, 1410 N. Scott St., Napoleon, OH 43545. Special Corvettes wanted at CorvettesWanted.com! NCRS Member #136. Since our founding in 1970, we have shipped thousands of treasured vehicles door-to-door with our fully enclosed auto transporters. Whether your prized possession is your daily driver, a vintage race car, a classic, a ’60s muscle car or a modern exotic, you can depend on Passport Transport to give you the premium service it deserves. We share your appreciation for fine automobiles, and it shows. www.PassportTransport.com. L.A. Prep. 562.997.0170. L.A. The Stables Automotive Group. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. One of the largest inventories of vintage cars in the world. Please visit our website often, www.hymanltd.com to see our current stock. Hyman Ltd Classic Cars, 2310 Chaffee Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63146 314-524-6000 sales@hymanltd.com 480.699.3095. Arizona’s finest facility for automotive management and concierge services offers show car preparation, auction representation, storage and transportation. Single or multi-car collections are welcome in our climatecontrolled 20,000 sq. ft. facility located in Scottsdale’s Airpark, near January’s auction scene. Stop by and meet the owners, Steve and Chris, they’re on site every day. www.stablesgroup.com Prep brings its 30 years of experience transporting vehicles for the automotive industry’s top manufacturers to discriminating luxury and exotic-car owners and collectors across the United States. Its highly skilled and experienced staff delivers an unsurpassed level of service and takes care of your car with the highest-quality equipment available in trucks and trailers that are as clean and well maintained as the valuable assets that they carry. www.LAPrepTransport.com Reliable Carriers, Inc. 877.744.7889. As the country’s largest enclosed-auto transport company, Reliable Carriers faithfully serves all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. Whether you’ve entered a concours event, need a relocation, are attending a corporate event, or shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com Collector Car Insurance Vintage Motors of Sarasota. Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Specializing in unique and hard-to-find classics and sports cars. We only sell cars we love ourselves, and deal in a limited number of models. Before delivery to you, all of our classics, including Defenders, are fully inspected and serviced by one of two expert shops. We are located in Needham, MA. copleycars@gmail.com, www.copleymotorcars.com (MA) 174 Luxury Brokers International. 215.459.1606. Specializing in the sales, purchase and brokerage of classic automobiles for the astute collector, with a new-age, contemporary approach. Focusing on original, high-quality examples as enjoyable, tangible investments. Classic car storage, classic car consignment, brokerage, and other consulting services are available as well. We actively pursue the purchase 941.355.6500. Established in 1989, offering high-quality collector cars to the most discerning collectors. Vintage’s specialized services include sales, acquisitions and consignment of high-quality European and American collector and sports cars. Always buying individual cars or entire collections. Visit our large showroom with 75+ examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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To get a quote is even easier with our new online improvements. Go to www.barrett-jackson.com/insurance/, select Get a quote, enter in a couple of key pieces of information about your vehicle, and get an estimated quote within seconds! It’s that easy. Don’t be caught without the right insurance for your vehicle. In the unfortunate aftermath of damage to your vehicle, learning that your insurance won’t restore your prized possession to its former glory, or appropriately compensate you for your loss, is the last thing you want to hear. To get a quote by phone, call 877.545.2522. with a real test of this famous English sports car. USA +1 805.267.6795 harry@etypeukusa.com www.etypeukusa.com proficiency and workmanship. We host the annual Vintage Ferrari All Italian Car Event each May, and you are cordially invited to attend. Visit our website for more information about our shop, and see photos of past events. www.RMCCAR.com. J.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. 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As the world’s only Ferrari-owned finance company, no one understands a Ferrari customer’s unique perspective better than the company that designed these iconic sports cars. Whether it’s a line of credit for owners interested in utilizing the equity in their collection, or a simple interest loan, we stand committed to help our clients enhance their collection — without origination or early termination fees. “FFS” offers a level of expertise that cannot be matched by other lenders. German Hilton Head Island Motoring FesHagerty Insurance Agency, LLC. 800.922.4050. is the leading insurance agency for collector vehicles in the world and host to the largest network of collector car owners. Hagerty offers insurance for collector cars, motorcycles and motorcycle safety equipment, tractors, automotive tools and spare parts, and even “automobilia” (any historic or collectible item linked with motor vehicles). 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From sports cars to luxury sedans, our world-class restoration facility and highly skilled team are ready to assist your needs with acquiring the perfect British classic today! 760.758.6100. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) Ferrari/Maserati/Lamborghini European Collectibles, Inc. Carobu Engineering. 949.722.9307. Ferrari specialist. Engine rebuilding/ development, dyno-testing, parts and service. Your source for high-performance brakes, suspension, gaskets, engine parts, wheels and exhaust. Dealer for Tubi, Brembo, Koni, Razzo Rosso, Sangalli, Zanzi, Novitech Rosso and X-Ost. www.CAROBU.com. Heacock Classic. 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.heacockclassic.com. (FL) April 2015 E-Type UK USA. An international specialist Jaguar E-type restoration and sales organisation with offices in both the U.K. and USA. E-Type UK USA are proud to announce the impending opening of their newly refurbished purpose built E-type showrooms and workshops designed to provide their USA clients Radcliffe Motor Company. 410.517.1681. The Mid-Atlantic’s premier facility for the maintenance, repair, and light restoration of exotic Italian and fine European automobiles. Having gained the trust of the exoticcar community, we are known for our 949.650.4718. European Collectibles has been buying, consigning, selling and restoring classic European sports cars since 1986. We specialize in Porsche (356 and 911) 1950s to early 1970s, along with other marks including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Ferrari, MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar, with 40 vehicles in stock to choose from. European Collectibles also offers complete mechanical and cosmetic restorations to concours level along with routine service. 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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. cars, specializes in classic Ferraris of the ’50s & ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com dC Automotive. 800-549-2410. We have the largest indoor Recycling Facility for Porsches in the U.S. We specialize in used rebuilt and new parts for Porsche cars. Including all models of the 911, 912, Carrera and Turbo, 944 16 valve S, 924S, 951, 944 Turbo, 914-4, 914-6 Boxster, 968, Cayenne,928, 928S, 928 S4 Vintage parts a specialty. We have an extensive inventory including used Porsche engines, transmissions, fuchs wheels, seats, brake upgrades, interior trim and suspension. No part is too small. We are a God-owned family business serving the Porsche community for over 25 years. www.dcauto.com 252-955-0110 (text) 252-977-1430 int’l Leasing Premier Financial Services is the nation’s leading lessor of vintage and exotic motorcars. 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Named “Ferrari Top Dealer-World Champion 2013,” our customer service and knowledge of the Ferrari brand is second to none. 1401 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 www.ferrariofseattle.com 612.567.0234. NOT just SLs but all rare and collectible Mercedes! A key resource on Mercedes since 1982. 100s of Mercedes for sale, market news, price analysis & special reports in every issue & website. 1 & 2 yr. subscriptions open the door to one-on-one SLML help finding & selling specific models. Ask about our private sales program. www.slmarket.com (MN) Museums tion at Marymount Events Center near Tacoma, WA, hosts an epic backdrop for your next event. Home to 500 fabulous collector cars, world-class art exhibits, and assorted ephemera, consider your next event here. Weddings, swap meets, conventions, auctions. The facility can likely exceed your expectations. Visit during the 37th annual open house along with 13,000 other enthusiasts. 253.272.2336 www.lemaymarymount. org (WA) Parts, Accessories & Car Care four-level, 165,000 sq. ft. museum features 12 rotating exhibits and 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles on display. ACM includes a 3.5-acre show field, State Farm Theatre, Classics Café, banquet hall and meeting facilities and offers a majestic view above Commencement Bay. For more information, visit www.lemaymuseum.org. LeMay – America’s Car Museum 2702 E D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 877.902.8490 (toll free) info@lemaymuseum.org www.lemaymuseum.org. (WA) QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 305.219.8882. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust system for various reasons —durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. QuickSilver are the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is essential, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. 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From a single automobile to large collections Apex Detail has the experience to make a difference. Specializing in ultra-exotic, luxury and classic cars Apex Detail offers a wide range of products and services. www.theapexdetail.com Swissvax. 305.219.8882. Since 1930, the Swiss family company creates magnificent wax formulations. The non-abrasive system consists of a pre-wax fluid and a high-content Carnauba wax. Unlike ordinary polishes, Swissvax restores the valuable oils of the paint finish that become starved over time and is safe for all paint finishes. Swissvax is also worldwide OEM supplier to Rolls-Royce Motorcars, Bugatti, Lamborghini. www.swissvax. com www.swissvax.us WeatherTech® Automotive AcBaldhead Cabinets. 877.966.2253. The garage is no longer a place to cast off items unwanted. It is a destination in itself. We are a full-service, family owned company that designs and manufactures custom metal cabinets in Bend, OR. Choose from meticulously crafted storage cabinets, TV cabinets, sink cabinets, or our ever-popular pull-out fastener bin cabinet, just to name a few. www.baldheadcabinets.com cessories. 800.441.8527. MacNeil Automotive Products Limited providing Automotive Accessories for your vehicles for over 20 years. MacNeil has defined high-quality vehicle protection with the WeatherTech® line of Automotive Accessories. Choose from allweather floor mats, extreme-duty floor liners, cargo/trunk liners, side-window deflectors, no-drill mudflaps, many different options of license-plate frames and more. We have products available for virtually every make and model. To see and buy everything, go to www.WeatherTech.com. Restoration — General California Car Cover Company. Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. with more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports 176 LeMay—America’s Car Museum celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the More than just custom-fit car covers, California Car Cover is the home of complete car care and automotive lifestyle products. Offering the best in car accessories, garage items, detailing products, nostalgic collectibles, apparel and more! Call 1-800-423-5525 or visit Calcarcover.com for a free catalog. Automotive Restorations. 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY

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preservation and service. Nearly 40 experienced craftspeople focused on the art and entertainment to be enjoyed with great cars describes our culture. Our staff and expertise encompasses a broad range of skills and specific vehicle experience. Proper project management and control produce the quality and attention to detail we have come to be known for in all we produce. See much more on the Web at www.automotiverestorations.com facility that offers world-class restoration, repair and fabrication services. Highly organized, fiscally responsible and providing biweekly detailed billing, we keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our excellent web site for details. Email doug@classicrestodenver.com. www.classicrestodenver.com. (CO) both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction. com. (CA) Suixtil USA. 855.784.9845. SuixtilHahn - Vorbach & Associates Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc. 940.668.8622. 960.665.4657 (fax). Complete exotic and vintage automobile restoration performed by master craftsmen to the highest standards of excellence. Bob Smith Coachworks Inc., 1600 Floral Dr., Gainesville, TX 76240. Email: bsmith@bobsmithcoachworks.com. (TX) For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver, show/driver, show, and preservation level restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsman who are ready to perform either factory standards or performance/ modified upgrades. Visit our website or call us to discuss your project today. www.classicshowcase.com (CA) LLC. 724.452.4329. Specializes in the investment-grade restoration and preservation of European and American collectible antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars, hot rods and vintage race cars. Our services include full and partial restorations, bespoke builds, repairs, show prep, sales and procurement assistance, as well as a full array of do-it-yourself assistance services. Recognized experts in the restoration of Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Concours-level, national award-winning quality. Find examples of our craftsmanship and the wide range of past projects on our website. We would be happy to discuss your project. www.hahnvorbach.com USA is the premier retailer for fine menswear inspired by auto racing heritage. The Suixtil racing uniforms have been worn by many Formula One racing heroes including Juan Manuel Fangio. Built for Speed, Styled for Passion, Made for Gentlemen. For more information, shop online at www.suixtil-usa. com, call 1-855-SUIXTIL (784-9845), or email sales@suixtil-usa.com. The Guild of Automotive RestorHigh Mountain Classics. D. L. George Historic Motorcars. Brighton Motorsports. 480.483.4682. Authorized Morgan 3-Wheeler Dealer and repair, and expert service facility for your collector car. Privately owned, we are located in the heart of the Arizona Auction Arena in Scottsdale. We offer a unique collection of European and American special interest cars and motorcycles and host the Brighton Classic Car Rally each November. BrightonMotorsports.com, 480-483-4682 or info@brightonmotorsports.com. 610.593.7423, We stand at the crossroads between you and historic European motorcars of the pre-war and early post-war era. We provide full-service restoration, maintenance, and support of the finest cars driven extensively by the most refined collectors. Find us at concours from Amelia Island to Pebble Beach, venues from Lime Rock to Goodwood, and events including the Mille Miglia, Peking to Paris, and The Colorado Grand. www.DLGEORGE.com (PA) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555. Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245, Classic Restoration by Country Club Auto, located in Colorado, is a large For 35 years, Owner/Enthusiast Bruce Trenery has operated Fantasy Junction from the San Francisco Bay Area. The dealership enjoys an outstanding worldwide reputation for integrity and knowledge in the collector car field. Many of the world’s greatest sports cars have passed through the doors, with 970.532.2339. World-class restoration, repair, and maintenance. Many Pebble Beach Class wins and Best of Show evidence our pursuit of restoration excellence. We service and maintain blue-chip collectibles, race cars, and other investment-grade cars, and provide vintage race track support. We have particular excellence with Bugatti and other pre-war marques. www.HighMountainClassics.com JWF Restorations Inc. Special- izing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St. Portland, OR 97225 503-706-8250 Fax 503-646-4009 The world’s largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership is not required. Monthly magazine. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) ers. 905.775.0499. No matter whether your car is bound to the concours or for the road, we are the sensible choice. We are expert in our craft and we combine this with unimpeachable integrity doing something that we enjoy as much as our clients enjoy the fruits of our labors. Share our passion for your passion. Give us a call, we look forward to hearing from you. David Grainger and Janice Stone Proprietors. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) Vintage Motor Group F. Roxas Inc. 708.598.1000. Brid- geview, IL. The Only Thing Better Than New is a Fran Roxas Restoration. Recent restorations include Duesenberg, Packard 12, 8-liter Bentley, Cadillac V16, Delahaye, Stutz DV32, Ferrari, 1950s & 60s Concept Cars. We take pride in enhancing our clients’ investments by bringing these truly one-ofa-kind cars back to life, maybe an even better life. The quality of our work has been nationally recognized since 1970 with consistent 1st place winners at concours around the world. (IL) Volante Classics. 978.447.1669. At FOLLOW SCM RPM Classic Sports Cars. 802.877.2645. With over 25 years of experience in Classic Italian Sports cars, we know how to make your car perform as new. Please visit our website showing numerous cars for sale and a frequently updated blog to see what is going on in our busy shop, including video links of engines being run on a test stand and on a chassis dynamometer. Our two-car, enclosed transporter makes getting your car to our shop within the Northeast a breeze. www.rpmvt.com. Volante Classics we rebuild notable European classic cars. What sets us apart is our master craftsman, Roberto Donati, who learned to reshape contours, reconstruct panels, and recreate beauty while he was a young man in Italy. Under his father’s and grandfather’s mindful tutelage, Roberto dedicated his life to coachwork. More than the craft itself, Roberto saw and felt the passion with which his father toiled. He came to America to perfect his art, working at one of the most prestigious firms for more than a decade. Only those who live and feel that same passion, and possess the highest degree of skill, can reach his level of excellence. Only they can restore the essence of a classic machine. www.volanteclassics.com © April 2015 177

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Carl Bomstead eWatch Pratte’s Automobilia Brings Big Bucks One neon sign bought for $27k a few years back sold for $69k Thought Carl’s Barrett-Jackson sold the automobilia collection of Ron Pratte during a special three-day event during their January 2015 Scottsdale auction. They offered about 1,500 pieces from his impressive museum in Chandler, AZ, and the prices were equally impressive. Offered were gas globes, neon signs, pedal cars and all kinds of other automotive-related collectibles. Barrett-Jackson did a magnificent job of promoting the collection, and as mentioned, the prices were for the most part full retail — and then some. LOT 9495—1950S CHEVROLET “CHEVY BOY” NEON AND PORCELAIN DEALERSHIP SIGN. SOLD AT: $69,000. Date: 1/17/2015. It is thought that only two of these huge 10-foot-by8-foot signs were built. The wheels had double rings of neon and were articulated to give the sensation of motion. I watched this sell at a Barrett-Jackson auction a few years back for about $27,000 — and thought that was a bunch. Now sold for double that, and I still think it is a bunch. tion description stated they were from the 1953 St. Louis World’s Fair, but that is impossible, as the fair never took place. Each of the five Mobil divisions had a kiddy ride, and they traveled around to the various Mobil stations. You received plastic coins that could be used for the kiddy-car ride when you purchased gas. A great piece and priced right. PORCELAIN SIGN. SOLD AT: $17,250. Date: 1/12/2015. This 60-inch Packard Approved Service sign was in excellent condition and was complete with the original hanger. I bought one of these at the Brimfield Antique Show some 25 years ago for $500, and two guys told me I paid way too much and that I was ruining the sign market. Guess I did one thing right. SIGN. SOLD AT: $80,500. Date: 1/13/2015. This huge sign was 13 feet long and six feet tall. It originally was used at a Texas airport. It had been restored, although there were still some noticeable chips in the porcelain. The double neon wings were articulated to simulate flight. A breathtaking sign, but you sure need a large display area to do it justice. Like most of the neon signs at this auction, the price was way, way up there. LOT 8997—HARLEY-DA- VIDSON BAR AND SHIELD DOUBLE-SIDED PORCELAIN NEON DEALERSHIP SIGN. SOLD AT: $82,620. Date: 1/13/2015. This Harley-Davidson sign dates to the 1930s to 1940s, is in incredible condition and measures about 60 inches by 45 inches. I watched this sell at an auction in New Jersey about 13 years ago for $10,000, and the buyer — a buddy — asked if I wanted to go partners. Still kicking myself on this one. LOT 8899—1950S MOBIL OIL “PEGASUS” KIDDY RIDE. SOLD AT: $40,250. Date: 1/13/2015. This was once in the General Petroleum Museum in Seattle, and they had a couple of them. This one passed through a few hands before landing in the Pratte Collection. The auc- LOT 8970—1924 CADILLAC SEDAN PEDAL CAR BY TOLEDO. SOLD AT: $21,850. Date : 1/13/2015. This pedal car received a magnificent restoration to concours standards. It measures six feet in length, with an opening door for the little tyke to enter. Price paid was up there, but this is an exceptional pedal car and well worth the money. Now the trick will be keeping the grandkids away from it. LOT 8686—SINCLAIR LOT 8566—LARGE PACKARD-APPROVED SERVICE DOUBLE-SIDED LOT 8991—HUGE HUM- BLE ESSO AVIATION PRODUCTS PORCELAIN NEON SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Street, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada/Mexico, Europe $135, Asia/Africa/Middle East $135. Subscriptions are payable in advance in U.S. currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 877.219.2605, 503.261.0555; fax 503.253.2234; www.sportscarmarket.com. 178 AIRCRAFT DOUBLE-SIDED PORCELAIN SIGN. SOLD AT: $40,250. Date: 1/12/2015. This very desirable 48-inch Sinclair Aircraft porcelain sign features an early airplane. This sign was also available with a green outer ring, and both are rather rare. Sinclair was founded in 1916, and there are still about 2,700 stations in the Rocky Mountain and Central Plains regions. These signs are usually a bit pricey because of the aircraft logo, but this is a record by at least $15,000. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market