Sports Car Market April 2020

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MAG, Peoria, AZ, January 10–12, 2020

Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ, January 11–19, 2020

Worldwide, Tempe, AZ, January 15, 2020

Leake, Scottsdale, AZ, January 15–19, 2020

Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ, January 15–19, 2020

Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, January 16, 2020

RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, January 16–17, 2020

Gooding & Co., Scottsdale, AZ, January 17–18, 2020

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The Little Porsche That Could 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT: $995k Sports Car Market COLORING Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Outside theLINES $810k 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America Arizona Results What Are the Takeaways from the $250m Week? Magic Bullitt Miles Collier Examines the Emotional Power Behind the $3.7m Sale April 2020 www.sportscarmarket.com


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Follow us on Sports Car Market PROFILES Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends April 2020 . Volume 32 . Number 4 This Month’s Market Movers Up Close FERRARI by Steve Ahlgrim ENGLISH by Gary Anderson 1995 Ferrari F50 $3,222,500 / Gooding & Company 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Liter Convertible $271,600 / RM Sotheby’s 64 66 102 112 122 132 ETCETERINI by Donald Osborne GERMAN by Pierre Hedary AMERICAN by Jeff Zurschmeide RACE 16 by Thor Thorson NEXT GEN by Nick Jaynes 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America $810,000 / Bonhams 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $973,000 / RM Sotheby’s 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster $285,500 / Bonhams 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT $995,000 / Gooding & Company 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight $385,000 / Barrett-Jackson 68 70 72 74 76 142 152 AUCTIONS What Sold, and Why 178 Vehicles Rated at Eight Sales 86 90 MARKET OVERVIEW The Arizona results mean what, exactly? — Chad Tyson BARRETT-JACKSON Scottsdale, AZ: $137.4m haul on 1,929 of 1,930 cars selling at the Arizona mega-auction — John Boyle GOODING & COMPANY Scottsdale, AZ: A 90% sellthrough brings $36m on 124 of 138 cars selling— Joseph T. Seminetta and Jack Seminetta RM SOTHEBY’S Phoenix, AZ: At the Biltmore, 128 of 143 cars changed hands for a total of $30.3m — Carl Bomstead LEAKE Scottsdale, AZ: $18.4m in sales results in 384 of 638 cars selling on the block at this first-time sale in Arizona — Brett Hatfield RUSSO AND STEELE Scottsdale, AZ: 512 lots crossed the block, with 281 selling for a total of $10.7m — Andy Staugaard BONHAMS Scottsdale, AZ: Of 108 cars to cross the block, 88 found new owners, bringing in $8.4m — Michael Leven WORLDWIDE Tempe, AZ: Fourth-year sale achieves $5.6m on 39 of 55 lots finding new homes — B. Mitchell Carlson 164 MAG Peoria, AZ: Newest auction brings $2.6m on 130 of 329 vehicles sold — Sam Stockham acebook and watch for updates and offers! Cover photo: 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America Courtesy of Bonhams Sports Car Market


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54 The SCM Interview: Angus Dykman of Gooding & Company COLUMNS 24 Shifting Gears Publisher Martin once again ignores the stellar advice in his own magazine Keith Martin 44 Affordable Classic 1978–88 Toyota SR5 Jeff Zurschmeide 46 Collecting Thoughts The two big stories behind the “Bullitt” Mustang sale Miles Collier 48 Legal Files A little knowledge and hired expertise help car buyers dodge a lot of traps John Draneas 50 Unconventional Wisdom How do you choose the three most-significant Italian cars since 1905? Very carefully Donald Osborne 194 eWatch Olivia Newton-John’s “Grease” pants sell for $162,500 Carl Bomstead FEATURES 54 The SCM Interview: Angus Dykman, Gooding & Company car specialist — Chester Allen 56 Postcards From Arizona: Images from the auction week — SCM staff 128 Chatting With Gary Bennett: Leake’s GM kicks the tires of its first-ever Scottsdale auction — Jim Pickering 18 Sports Car Market DEPARTMENTS 30 Crossing the Block 32 Concours and Events: Portland Swap Meet, PIR Auto Swap Meet, La Jolla Concours, 30th California Mille 34 Contributors: Get to know SCM staffers and writers 36 You Write, We Read: Miata love and insurance, BMW 325i, more information on coachbuilders and transmissions, and do we need another big concours? 38 Display Advertisers Index 40 Neat Stuff: A plan for involuntary side-of-the-road adventure 40 Speaking Volumes: Jaguar: The Art of the Automobile 78 Next Gen Market Moment: 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432R 80 Rising Sun: 1991 Datsun 240Z, 1989 Nissan Skyline, 1981 Toyota Hilux SR5 pickup 88 Buy/Sell/Hold: SCM Managing Editor Jim Pickering on star cars, Next Gen icons and 240Zs 106 On the Radar: 1995 Alfa Romeo 145 Quadrifoglio, 1995 Fiat Bravo HGT, 1992-95 Lancia Hyena 107 Glovebox Notes: 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost coupe 120 Market Moment: 1991 Vector W8 Twin Turbo coupe 178 Mystery Photo: “Ah, yes. The old ‘Oops, I ran out of gas’ ploy works every time” 178 Comments With Your Renewals: “I most enjoy B. Mitchell’s graphic auction commentaries. Keep staying fabulous!” 180 Showcase Gallery: Cars for sale 186 Resource Directory: Meet your car’s needs Courtesy of Gooding & Company


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin Two-Pedal Mettle Breaking all the rules leads to another Volvo adventure for the SCM Garage — and Publisher Martin’s bank account ning? The delay might have caused me to miss the deal. The line of buyers for a 1965 Volvo 122S with a BorgWarner 3-speed column-mounted automatic transmission is not long. Perhaps the fact that the car had been for sale for some time should have caused me to stop and think. But experience has taught me that once I decide I really want a car, that’s exactly the time some other buyer pops up out of the bushes and steals it out from under my nose. His asking price was $10,000. While this was on the high side for a 122 auto, it was fair enough for this particular car. After a little good-natured haggling, ELF was mine. A cashier’s check, made out to someone I had never met and knew nothing about, went out that afternoon. I know what you are thinking. No professional third-party opinion. Just the reputation of the owner and the fact that so many people in his local club knew the car. My apologies to Mr. Draneas. Two weeks later, the car arrived at our local round-fender guru’s What’s life without a little risk? I broke “The Draneas Rules.” Again. Our “Legal Files” columnist, John Draneas, constantly says that you should never buy a car without an inspection — and you should never send money to someone you don’t know (for a refresher, see this month’s column on p. 48). After willfully and intentionally disregarding both these maxims, I added a new car to the SCM fleet. From finding to owning took less than four hours. While my clutch leg is coming along nicely, there’s always the chance it might not be at 100% by this summer’s SCM 1000. I’m determined to drive the entire route this year. I needed a backup plan. I recalled that Volvo offered an automatic for the 122 sedan. I popped a quick post onto the Portland-based Round Fender Volvo forum asking if anyone knew of one for sale. Of course they did. In less than a minute, Ryan Burmaster of the SloRolling Central Coast Volvo Club responded: “There’s a great car in Southern California. All of us in the club know it. The owner drove it from Anaheim to Kansas City for the Volvo National Convention in 2005. Here’s his number.” I made the call. The car was two-owner and still in its original paint. It had never been hit or rusted. The current owner purchased it from the original owner in 2002. Over the next few years, the new owner restored the interior, improved the suspension with sway bars from IPD, added an alternator, electronic ignition, a sport exhaust, and put in steel timing gears. The letters on the vintage blue California plate spelled “ELF.” His final flourish was cruise control. He wanted this for ELF’s maiden voyage, the trip from his Southern California home to Kansas City. This was accomplished without breakdowns. He sent a few pictures of the exterior, interior and the engine com- partment. Rolling the dice — again Why would I waste time having a professional inspection, pictures of the underside with the car on a lift, or a video of it starting and run24 shop, Swedish Relics. Cameron Lovre, the owner, has made his shop the go-to place for vintage Volvos that need attention. ELF was as described, with dull-but-original paint, razor-sharp shut lines and a tasty interior. I took it for a 50-mile drive up State Highway 14 to the town of Stevenson, WA, on two-lane roads. It was delightful. It had enough power to keep up with traffic on modern freeways, and could go fast enough to challenge the half-century-old suspension and skinny tires on the twisties. In an old car, that’s all you need. I did manage to strand myself the first time out. The bushings in the linkage for the gear selector were worn, and I hadn’t learned to do the proper, “stand on one-leg, touch your nose and sneeze” lever manipulation. Resorting to brute force, I managed to jam the lever in Park. Luckily, this happened while I was showing the car to Portland restorer Tom Black. He opened the hood, went back into his garage and emerged with a couple of big screwdrivers and a pry bar. He called it his “vintage-car toolkit.” Soon enough, Black untangled the linkage and sent me on my way. Swedish Relics is installing shorter springs and Bilsteins, along with performing a front-suspension rebuild. That, along with the sway bars, will allow the car to handle about as well as it can — and still be comfortable to drive on the street. After a year away from driving old cars, I am back behind the wheel of my own classic. Old cars make their own adventures. My next ones are just a twist of the key away. The Land of Big Tents Another Arizona Car Week has come and gone. I missed Auction Week last year, and I enjoyed being back in the land of gargantuan tents full of colorful cars. As you will read in this issue, this was a “steady as she goes” year for classic-car sales. The mere 1% year-over-year growth (from $247.5m in 2019 to $249.7m this year) didn’t elicit near the same frenzied, “the end of the world is nigh” responses that the 32% decline in Monterey did last August. Every auction company stressed to me how hard they worked to get consignors to have realistic reserves that represented today’s price — not that of two years ago. Great cars continue to bring great money — although not as great as a few years ago. Less-than-great cars struggle to find buyers of any kind. By now everyone knows that it’s a six-figure number to make a good car into a great one — along with months, if not years, of time. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Chad Tyson Images courtesy of the respective auction companies unless otherwise noted Star Car: 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports roadster at Gooding & Company in London, U.K. Gooding & Company Where: London, U.K. When: April 1 Web: www.goodingco.com Featured cars: • Star Car: 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports roadster • 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Speciale • 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Mecum Where: Houston, TX When: April 2–4 Web: www.mecum.com Last year: 725/1,030 cars sold / $18.6m Featured cars: • 1969 Dodge Challenger R/T convertible • 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible • 1941 Ford resto-mod pickup ACA Where: King’s Lynn, U.K. When: April 4 Web: www.angliacarauctions.co.uk H&H Where: Bickenhill, U.K. When: April 7 Web: www.handh.co.uk Barons Where: Surrey, U.K. When: April 21 Web: www.carlisleauctions.com EG Auctions Where: Edmonton, AB, CAN When: April 17–19 Web: www.theelectricgarage.com Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. Email auction info to: chad.tyson@sportscarmarket. com. APRIL 1—GOODING & CO. London, U.K. 2–4—MECUM Houston, TX 4—ACA King’s Lynn, U.K. 7—H&H Bickenhill, U.K. 16–18—BARRETTJACKSON West Palm Beach, FL Star Car: 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at Barrett-Jackson in West Palm Beach, FL 30 17–18—VICARI Biloxi, MS 17–18—BRANSON Branson, MO 17–19—EG AUCTIONS Edmonton, AB, CAN 21—BARONS Surrey, U.K. 23–24—CARLISLE Carlisle, PA 24–25—MAG Peoria, AZ 25—COYS London, U.K. 29—H&H Buxton, U.K. Sports Car Market Barrett-Jackson Where: West Palm Beach, FL When: April 16–18 Web: www.barrett-jackson.com Last year: 640/643 cars sold / $30.9m Featured cars: • Star Car: 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition • 1953 Buick Skylark • 1957 Dodge D100 Sweptside pickup Vicari Where: Biloxi, MS When: April 17–18 Web: www.vicari.com Branson Where: Branson, MO When: April 17–18 Web: www.bransonauction.com Last year: 142/200 cars sold / $2.9m Carlisle Where: Carlisle, PA When: April 23–24 Web: www.carlisleauctions.com MAG Auctions Where: Peoria, AZ When: April 24–25 Web: www.motorsportauctiongroup.com Coys Where: London, U.K. When: April 25 Web: www.coys.co.uk H&H Where: Buxton, U.K. When: April 29 Web: www.handh.co.uk ♦


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Concours and Events SCM Staff Send news and event listings to insideline@sportscarmarket.com PIR Auto Swap Meet Parts, Hulks, Cars and More Parts The end of the world as we know it — cue R.E.M. — could be looming over the horizon, but Managing Editor Jim Pickering would still take time out from the chaos to attend the Portland Swap Meet. Why? This is the largest car-parts extravaganza on the West Coast, and Pickering spends an entire day walking through rain and hunting down parts. This year’s Partsfest is April 3–5. With over 3,500 vendor stalls crammed with literally tons of car parts, there is something for every vintage gearhead. Rain is certain, but no one cares. Besides, half of the show is indoors. More information can be found on www.portlandswapmeet.com. Next door to the Portland Swap Meet is the PIR Auto Swap Meet, which runs from April 2 to 4. This is a bucket-list event for any gearhead. Hundreds of booths will fill every available space inside the road course at the Portland International Raceway. Need an unobtanium part? It’s probably here — or next door at the Portland Swap Meet. Bring a sturdy wagon or cart to tote your treasures. Yeah, Pickering haunts this place as well. Good luck beating him to obscure GM truck-body trim or vintage Chevy parts. Gates open at 7 a.m. daily and admission is $8. For more information, visit www. portlandraceway.com. (OR) Stunning Cars Against an Ocean Backdrop Okay, April is supposed to be spring, right? Well, spring is always pretty much happening on the Southern California coast, and no place is better than the 16th La Jolla Concours d’Elegance from April 17 to 19 in beautiful La Jolla, CA. Publisher Martin is returning as emcee. The concours d’elegance and the La Jolla Motor Car Classic at the Concours start at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 19. There are over 300 vintage automobiles on display, and the Pacific Ocean makes the perfect backdrop. This is a beautiful place — and there is no chance of snow, ice or even rain. For pricing and registration for the different events, visit www.lajollaconcours.com. (CA) 32 March 28–April 1 Copperstate 1000, Scottsdale, AZ; www. mensartscouncil.com Days and Days of Back Roads One thousand miles of the best back roads in Northern California are ready for the 30th Annual California Mille from April 26 to 30. After a free car show on Nob Hill, 70 classic cars and driving teams that capture the spirit of the Mille Miglia — the cars must be 1957 or older models — will crank up and head out of San Francisco to savor the best two-lane driving in California. The $9,500 entry fee includes all meals and lodging for both the driver and co-driver. For more information, visit www. californiamille.com. (CA) Sports Car Market APRIL CALENDAR Jim Pickering


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Sports Car Market EDITORIAL Publisher Keith Martin keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 210 Associate Publisher Erin Olson erin.olson@sportscarmarket.com; 877.219.2605 x 218 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 Auction Editor Chad Tyson chad.tyson@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 207 Associate Editor Chad Taylor chad.taylor@sportscarmarket.com; 503.261.0555 x 206 Editor at Large Donald Osborne Copy Editors Yael Abel, Dave Tomaro Senior Auction Analysts B. Mitchell Carlson, Carl Bomstead, Paul Hardiman (Europe) Auction Analysts Daniel Grunwald, Michael Leven, Cody Tayloe, Kevin Coakley, Adam Blumenthal, Joe Seminetta, Leo Van Hoorick, Jeremy Da Rosa, Pierre Hedary, Andy Staugaard, Mark Moskowitz, Gary West, Jon Georgiadis, Bill Cash, Pat Campion, John Boyle, John Hoshstrasser, Jeff Trepel, Larry Trepel, Daren Kloes, Brett Hatfield Contributing Editors Steve Ahlgrim (Ferrari), Gary Anderson (English), John Draneas (Legal), Prescott Kelly (Porsche), Thor Thorson (Race Cars) Contributors Diane Brandon, Marshall Buck, Dale Novak, Miles Collier, Martin Emmison, Jay Harden, Paul Hardiman, Alex Hofberg, Ed Milich, Stephen Serio, John L. Stein, Bill Rothermel, Simon Kidston, Reid Trummel, Elana Scherr, Alexandra Martin-Banzer CORRESPONDENCE Email service@sportscarmarket.com Customer Support www.sportscarmarket.com/helpdesk Fax 503.253.2234 Connect with SCM on The information in Sports Car Market magazine is compiled from a variety of reliable sources. 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 © 2020 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 MILES C. COLLIER, SCM Contributor, is a retired business executive, practicing artist, investor, philanthropist and noted authority on vintage automobiles. He nur- tured his interest in art at Yale University, where he received a B.A. in Painting. When family business intervened, he received an MBA from Columbia University. He retired as Managing Partner of Collier Enterprises in 1995 and returned to painting, studying for three years with the noted Graham Nickson at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. Today, he paints professionally. Collier maintains a significant automobile collection in Naples, FL. This month in “Collecting Thoughts,” he explores the sale of the Ford Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in “Bullitt.” Turn to p. 46 for a fascinating perspective. 34 BRIAN BAKER, SCM Information Technology Manager, is a fourthgeneration car guy. Having grown up around Japanese cars, he became fascinated with them at a young age. He loves to troubleshoot cars just as much as he likes working on computers. His first car project was a 1988 Honda CRX, in which he swapped in a Japanese B16a engine, redid all the wiring and reprogrammed it to run ODB1. He currently owns a 1977 Datsun 280Z that he rescued from a slow death under a tree. A lot of his time is spent looking at Bosozoku/Kaido Racer/ Zokusha cars and scooters on Instagram. He is SCM’s resident “Rising Sun” contributor, IT department head and auto-wiring guru. When he isn’t doing all that, he is trying to find parts to import from Japan. Check out “Rising Sun” on p. 80 and Next Gen Market Moment on p. 78. JOHN DRANEAS, SCM Columnist, practices law in the Portland, OR, suburb of Lake Oswego, where his primary focus areas are tax and estate planning, business organizations and transactions, and representation of collector-car owners. He is a past president of the Oregon region of the Porsche Club of America, and served as the Chairman of its 2006 Parade. 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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 Thank you again for the appropriate focus on a fast-growing segment in collecting in SCM, and thank you for causing me to take the step to protect my much-loved car appropriately. leather, Nardi wooden steering wheel and shift knob, speakers in the headrests, CD player, thin gold dealer-applied pinstripes and larger chrome wheels) at a local garage. It had had two owners, the Miatas Forever To the Editor: I’m a longtime subscriber and always enjoyed SCM, but my interest became more keen with your invigorated treatment of Next Gen cars in general — and Miatas in particular. Reading B. Mitchell Carlson’s Buy/Sell/Hold feature in the March 2020 issue recommending Miatas as a Buy (p. 82) prompted this memory: About seven years ago I stumbled on a beautiful Marina Green (Mazda-speak for BRG) 1997 Miata M edition (tan 36 second of whom had owned it since the end of 1998, and the owner had been a member of the Miata Owners Club, so it naturally was outfitted with a tonneau cover, bra (are they still called that?), car cover and a new catalytic converter, but otherwise unsullied at just over 30,000 careful miles in nice weather, and it was spotless (photo attached). I loved driving it and it sits in our lower-level garage alongside my Formula car. About four years ago, I inquired about obtaining Agreed Value insurance coverage and was politely told, “We don’t cover such cars.” Spurred on by your recent Next Gen coverage, I tried again a few months ago and presto! — I was greeted with open arms. I had originally stolen this car for several hundred dollars under Kelley Blue Book back when I bought it for $8,700, but I was now offered Agreed Value coverage of $15,000 for only $20 more per year than my old policy, which might have covered the car up to about $2,300. Thank you again for the ap- propriate focus on a fast-growing segment in collecting in SCM, and thank you for causing me to take the step to protect my muchloved car appropriately. — Jim Kleinklaus, Carlisle, PA Was It Worth It? To the Editor: In his analysis of the sale of the 1991 BMW 325i Sport on p. 71 of the March 2020 issue, Philip Richter asks, “Serious bidders… had to ask themselves a tough question: Where on earth could they find another?” Two follow-up questions come to mind: First, “Even in this ludicrously pristine condition, was this car worth it?” and, second, “What else would you rather have for $65,555?” If the market is indeed there, I suppose the new owner can safely put a few thousand miles on this example without worrying too much about diminished value. More power to him or her. — Chris Visser, Falls Church, VA More Info, Please To the Editor: I have been a subscriber for many years, and first I would like to send my best regards to Keith Sports Car Market Jeff Stites


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You Write We Read Ad Index Aeristo ................................................................143 AIG PC Global Services, Inc ............................119 America’s British Reliability Run .....................140 Aston Martin of New England ....................91, 167 Authentic Classics, LLC ...................................176 Autodromo LLC ................................................105 Automobiles Etcetera ........................................135 Automobilia Monterey ......................................176 Autosport Designs Inc .........................................19 Avant Garde Collection .....................................116 Barrett-Jackson ............................................43, 119 Bennett Law Office ...........................................140 Beverly Hills Car Club ......................................171 Bonhams / UK .....................................................27 Branson Collector Car Auction ...........................31 BridgePoint Risk Management .........................119 CarCapsule USA..................................................42 Carriage House Motor Cars ..........................10–11 Cars Yeah ...........................................................185 Cars, Inc. ..............................................................41 Centerline Alfa Parts .........................................174 Charles Prince Classic Cars...............................147 Chequered Flag International ............................125 Classic Auto Mall ..............................................195 Classic Car Capital ..............................................35 Classic Car Service Restorations ......................156 Classic Showcase ..............................................145 Copley Motorcars ................................................28 D. L. George Coachworks .................................153 deGarmo Ltd., Classic Motorcars .......................61 Diecasm LLC /Automodello .............................157 Dragone Classic Motorcars Inc. ........................151 Driversource Houston LLC ...............................8–9 EPAS Performance ............................................136 European Collectibles........................................133 Factory Five Racing ............................................52 Fantasy Junction ............................................22–23 Ferrari Market Letter .........................................183 Formula Selected Inc. ....................................20–21 Fourintune Garage Inc .......................................177 GAA Classic Cars ................................................53 Gaswerks Garage ...............................................165 Going To The Sun Rally ....................................113 Gooding & Company ..........................................15 Grand Prix Classics - La Jolla CA ....................169 Grundy Insurance ................................................79 GT Motor Cars LLC ..........................................109 Hagerty Insurance Agency, Inc. ..........................93 Hamann Classic Cars, LLC ...............................103 Huntingridge Motors Inc. ..................................175 HV3DWorks llc .................................................159 Hyman, LTD ........................................................14 Intercity Lines ......................................................49 JC Taylor ............................................................139 JJ Best Banc & Co .............................................181 Joel Shapiro .......................................................100 Keeneland Concours D’Elegance .....................177 Kevin Kay Restorations ........................................6 Kidston .................................................................17 Kyle Grim ..........................................................185 La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance .........................169 Leake Auction Company .....................................99 Legendary Motorcar Company .........................165 Lucky Collector Car Auctions ...........................131 Luxury Brokers International ........................12–13 Luxury Lease Partners, LLC ...............................83 MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd ...................129 Macy’s Garage Ltd. ...........................................121 Manns Restoration ...............................................33 Matthews Auctions ............................................171 McPherson College ...........................................155 Mercedes Classic Center .....................................39 Metron Garage ...................................................115 Michael’s Motor Cars ........................................101 Motor Classic & Competition Corp. .................163 Mouse Motors, LLC ..........................................162 New England Auto Auction ..............................161 Northern Sky, Inc. ................................................95 Northwest European ..........................................177 Paramount Automotive ......................................149 Passport Transport ............................................. 111 Paul Russell and Company................................173 Piloti ...................................................................110 Private Garage. L.C. ............................................81 Putnam Leasing .................................................196 QuickSilver Exhausts Ltd..................................127 Raleigh Classic Car Auctions ............................137 Reliable Carriers ..................................................87 RM Sotheby’s ................................................4–5, 7 RMD bvba ...........................................................61 Ronald McDonald House ..................................141 Russo and Steele LLC .........................................29 Saratoga Motorcar Auctions ..............................123 SCM Buy Sell Hold Podcast ...............................60 Scott Grundfor Company ..................................148 Shook Legal, Ltd .................................................98 Sport and Specialty ............................................176 St Bernard Church .............................................174 Streetworks Exotics .............................................26 Symbolic International ........................................25 Texas Timber Frames ..........................................89 The Creative Workshop .......................................45 The Stable, Ltd. .................................................117 The Werk Shop ..................................................158 Tony Labella Classic Cars .................................160 Torque Classic Cars .............................................37 TYCTA ................................................................82 Undici HP srl .....................................................118 Vermont Barns ...................................................167 Vintage Car Works...............................................51 Vintage Motors of Sarasota .................................97 Vintage Rallies ...................................................173 VintageAutoPosters.com ...................................175 West Coast Classics, LLC .................................193 White Post Restorations ....................................165 Worldwide Group ..............................................2–3 38 Light-Hand Drive by Larry Trepel for a continuing good recovery from his most unfortunate stroke. My other two comments are about the presentation of cars in SCM. I find that the coachbuilder is often omitted in the description of the car — a most important piece of information in a coachbuilt car, as far as I am concerned. The other important omission is whether the car in question is a manual or an automatic. Many thanks — Dr. Robert C. Follows, via email Executive Editor Chester Allen responds: Dr. Follows, thanks for your note. I agree that we should always include the coachbuilder — and whether the car is an automatic or manual transmission. We’ll work hard to make this happen. Do We Need Another Big Concours? To the Editor: Regarding “Unconventional Wisdom” (“Embracing Change”) by Donald Osborne, SCM Errata In the March 2020 issue, on p. 124, Larry Trepel was incorrectly identified as one of the auction analysts. It was Jeff Trepel, along with Mark Moskowitz, who covered the November 2019 GAA Classic Car auction. February 2020, p. 62. With all due respect to Mr. Osborne and with sincere and heartfelt appreciation for all that he does, and has done, for the collector-car world, but I must ask of him: Do we really need another concours that offers those wealthy enough to pay over $100 for a ticket the privilege of walking among those wealthy enough to pay over $1,000,000 for a car? When we depend upon the children of today to become the collectors of tomorrow, I invite Mr. Osborne, as the newly installed CEO of Audrain LLC, to explain to me and your readers just how an event like the Audrain Concours, costing over $700 for a family of four to attend, serves to bring the next generation into our community. Please don’t get me wrong. I love a good show. And I am all for fundraising events for charity. However, when I see yet another concours with triple-digit ticket prices, boasting celebrity chefs, superstar singers, black-tie galas and VIP parties (“hosted in Gatsby-esque mansions that populate America’s original luxury capital”), I begin to wonder if we have truly entered a Gilded Age and whether some of us have lost sight of what this love that we share for cars is really all about. I truly congratulate Mr. Osborne on his most recent appointment. And I do not mean to indict either his character or his association with the Audrain concours. I only wish to express my hope that, in his new position, he is able to find a way to balance what I know is his desire to share his passion — our passion — with young boys and girls so that they may one day experience the same joy we have in studying, owning and driving vintage cars with the various corporate and financial interests he must now serve. — Scott Klion, Gardiner, NY ♦ Joshua Sweeney, Shoot For Details Sports Car Market


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Speaking Volumes by Mark Wigginton Jaguar: The Art of the Automobile by Zef Enault and Michaël Levivier, 240 pages, Mitchell Beazley, $37.50 (Amazon) There is a growing and dangerous trend in motorbook publishing: spon- sorship. The titles aren’t coming from enthusiasts — but from marketers. Nothing embodies this trend better than commissioned books by manufacturers. Then well-meaning and competent authors create bloodless and airbrushed portraits of the company’s cars and history. It’s the equivalent of having your mother — assuming she likes you — write your biography. She’s not going to dig that hard for the reasons your first girlfriend dumped you, and she’s certainly not going to tell anyone if she already knows. Hence Jaguar: The Art of the Automobile, which was “created in collaboration with the iconic car manufacturer.” The product of that collaboration feels like a well-crafted premium given to stockholders for their support, a gift left at every seat for the annual meeting or handed to journalists at the start of a new-car launch. Authors Zef Enault and Michaël Levivier have been down this road before. Triumph: The Art of the Motorcycle was also created, uh, “with support from Triumph.” I would suspect there are more in the pipeline. Who wouldn’t be interested in Boeing: The Art of the Airplane or Tillamook: The Art of the Cheese? Neat Stuff by Jim Pickering Putting my distaste of corporate fluffing aside, Jaguar is competent and professional. It recounts the history of the company, from humble beginnings creating Sparrow motorcycle sidecars. It recounts the glory years of elegant road cars and beautiful and fast sports cars — and then tries quite hard to be as excited about the mediocrity that followed (the Ford years, for example). There are plenty of lovely images and statistics, and it’s all done with the slickness of a sales brochure — and all the passion. Provenance: Plenty of cooperation from the factory archives supports an accurate tale, as long as you aren’t bothered by the inevitable tint from the rose-colored glasses. Fit and finish: The design is muddled, and often the juxtaposition of images and text is at best not supportive, and sometimes downright confusing. The print quality is solid, as is the photo reproduction. Drivability: Unless you collect Jags, and as part of that collection are also gathering up all the books and sales brochures you can find, you can pass on this and find better books on the marque, with a less-sanitized version of their history. Jaguar: The Art of the Automobile feels like an expanded Wikipedia entry on the history of Jaguar, tarted up in a lovely package. ♦ Kill Some Time While the cavalry is on its way with that new coil, you’ve probably got some time to kill. Tekto’s Tactical Slingshot W71 is the ultimate slingshot — it’s built of aviation-spec aluminum, has an infrared sight and a laser pointer, is fully adjustable, and it works for both rightand left-hand shooters. It’s great for the glovebox, too. Stranded? Set up a target, gather up some pebbles, and see just how accurate you can be. Just don’t hit the car. $179.99 at www.tektogear.com. ♦ Spark of Knowledge Coasting silently to the side of the road is never the start of a good after- noon. So what stopped you? Ignition, compression or fuel? Ruling each out isn’t too challenging, but having something to keep you from getting zapped while checking for spark is welcome. Thexton’s Ignition Spark Tester is just that — it plugs into one of your plug wires, with the other end connected to a good ground. Then all you have to do is crank your car over and watch for the spark inside the glass tube. Its adjustable spark gap and gauge lets you measure your spark as well, so you’ll know if a weak coil is to blame for your quiet afternoon alone. Get one for your glovebox for $14.99 at www.thexton. com. 40 Sports Car Market


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Affordable Classic 1978–88 Toyota SR5 Back to the Future With the SR5 Marty McFly had one of these fun, tough little trucks, and a lot of people want one now by Jeff Zurschmeide A bit higher up the “affordable” scale, this 1983 Toyota SR5 sold for $33k at Barrett-Jackson’s 2019 auction in Palm Beach, FL I f you were a young man in the mid-1980s, you wanted a 4x4 Toyota SR5 pickup truck. By any name, these trucks embodied the virtues of the mid-1980s — they were stylish, a little bit boastful and a lot of fun. It’s no coincidence that young Marty McFly dreamed of owning a tricked-out Toyota SR5 in “Back to the Future.” McFly represented the Everyman of the era. Affordable and functional Japanese automakers sold mini trucks in America since Datsun brought the first models over in 1959. Toyota followed in 1964 with a small truck called the Stout. The Stout was derided as ugly in its day, but time has been kind, and today it looks pleasantly retro. Toyota gave the Stout a 1.9-liter engine that made a respectable 85 horsepower. Mini-truck sales really took off during the first energy crisis of 1973. Suddenly a V8 or a big straight 6 didn’t seem like such a good idea — unless you really needed full-size carrying capacity. Plus, you could buy a little Japanese truck for pocket change. American dads and small businesses bought mini trucks in large numbers. Unsurprisingly, the next generation of American boys (including this writer) learned to drive in those trucks. They were cheap and, to be honest, expendable vehicles. And let there be no doubt — we expended a few. Still, these are very sturdy — and reliable — little trucks. With care, they last for hundreds of thousands of miles — as long as you keep the rust demon at bay. By the late 1970s, you could get your mini truck with 4-wheel drive, alloy wheels and an attractive sticker package. Automatic transmissions also became available, such as they were. Small trucks were set to move 44 beyond the status of a cheap working vehicle and become a lifestyle ride. Enter the SR5 The third generation of the Toyota pickup arrived in 1978, with attrac- tive bodywork and a 2.2-liter engine that made 90 horsepower. Technically, SR5 was a trim level, but it was so popular, it might as well have been the model name. The SR5 trim included luxury features such as power steering, power brakes, an AM/FM radio and optional air conditioning. Four-wheel-drive and a 3-speed automatic transmission were optional equipment. If you chose 4WD, you got a traditional dualrange transfer case, and locking hubs on the front wheels. The aftermarket loved these trucks, producing lift kits, suspension upgrades, rollover bars, tube bumpers and even transfer-case upgrades. Oversize tires were a popular modification, although the increase in final drive ratio made acceleration a fond memory. That hardly mattered, though, Details Years produced: 1978–88 Price when new: $9,248 Number produced: 17.7 million (worldwide) Current SCM Median Valuation: $20,600 Pros: Bitchin’ stickers, tough truck, dudes will be envious Cons: Primitive and dramatically underpowered compared with a modern truck Best place to drive one: Southern California (but don’t buy one that lived in a beach town) Worst place to drive one: In the snow with worn tires and no weight in the bed A typical owner is: Singing along to his old Van Halen cassettes because no one else was going much faster. The first generation of the SR5 held on until 1983. By the end of production, you could get your Toyota with a carbureted 2.4-liter 22R engine rated at 97 horsepower. Toyota redesigned its truck for 1984–88, and the new model was even more popular — even though Sports Car Market Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


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it was less beautiful on the outside. You could get the new SR5 with an Xtracab, which gave the truck six more inches inside and allowed taller people to drive in comfort. Buyers could also choose an upgraded fuel-injected engine with a dizzying 105 horsepower. That was McFly’s truck. Act now SCM’s Platinum Auction Database has kept an eye on SR5 prices for a few years now. As far back as October 2016, we documented auction sales of clean SR5 trucks of this era in the $20,000–$30,000 range (SCM# 226774). Since then, some auction sales have hit $55,000 (SCM# 6883512). Those are high-water marks, but they’re becoming less unusual all the time. For example, at the Mecum Las Vegas auction on October 10, 2019, four Toyota pickups from 1980 to ’93 crossed the block on high bids of $14,300, $22,000, $27,500 and $28,000. Only the lowest of those bids (SCM# 6918737) resulted in a sale. A week earlier, five more Toyotas from 1983 to 1987 went up for sale at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas Auction, and all were sold at prices ranging from $7,150 (SCM# 6917435) to $28,050 (SCM# 6917437). Earlier sales throughout 2019 show the same range of bids. Most trucks are moving in the $10,000–$20,000 range, with prices peaking above that for top examples. A representative SR5 Let’s look at one of those Barrett-Jackson sales. This well-modified 1983 SR5 sold for $25,300 (SCM# 6917436). That’s typical money for a truck like this, as it’s well kept, with period-appropriate aftermarket equipment. Everything about this truck is clean and desirable, and for once it’s not painted in that god-awful beige that dominated the era. The listing acknowledged a prior collision, but the nature and extent of damage is unclear. That may be the only thing that kept this truck from leading SR5 sales this fall. The reason to buy a Toyota SR5 pickup is pure nostalgia. You could 1983 Toyota SR5, sold for $25,300 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas in 2019 Technically, SR5 was a trim level, but it was so popular, it might as well have been the model name. The SR5 trim included luxury features such as power steering, power brakes, an AM/FM radio and optional air conditioning. just buy a new Toyota Tacoma with all the modern conveniences. But a new truck cannot help you relive the 1980s as they should have been. As Doc Brown wisely said, “If you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” ♦ April 2020 45


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Collecting Thoughts “Bullitt” Mustang Sale The “Bullitt” Mustang Thrills Again This car carried the authentic mana of Steve McQueen — and the equally authentic story of an American family by Miles Collier The 1968 Ford Mustang fastback from the film “Bullitt” was kept in a special display case prior to its auction for $3.74 million David Newhardt, courtesy of Mecum Auctions T he iconic Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang fastback that co-starred with Steve McQueen in the car-chase movie classic “Bullitt” sold for $3.74 million at Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee, FL, auction in January. This sale was the culmination of an extensive, sometimes heart- rending story that is like something from the golden age of Hollywood. This sale was not about cars, car collecting, or connoisseurship, but about love, steadfastness, personal loss and passion. This isn’t the “Le Mans” Porsche Back in 2011, I commented on the sale of Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 911S that had appeared in his 1971 epic movie “Le Mans” (November 2011, “Collecting Thoughts,” p. 56). At the beginning of the film, that Porsche had a walk-on part with three minutes and 40 seconds of screen time. After filming ended, unlike the “Bullitt” Mustang, which never went through McQueen’s ownership, the Porsche became McQueen’s personal transportation. Then, like the “Bullitt” Mustang, the 911 was sold and spent its subsequent life in other hands. However, unlike the “Bullitt” car, which remains virtually untouched to this day, the Porsche was repainted, retrimmed and generally treated like the daily driver it was during its functional life. It sold at auction for $1.375 million. What explains the “Bullitt” car’s greater value? Value, of course, means many things in addition to money: cultural, historical, technological, emotional, and so forth. Some of those values translate into money more easily than others. For example, the cultural value of a 1968 Mustang is at best modest. Clearly, a first-gen 1964½-model-year Mustang is culturally much more valuable. It represents the first-ever “Pony car,” which so influenced 46 American social archetypes of the middle 1960s. Whether that greater cultural value translates into more monetary value depends on many more factors. The money relationship is indirect because such coldblooded, intellectual value factors won’t ring cash-register bells. A Mustang with emotional punch Personal emotional value has a direct relationship to money value. To exact big money, we need to tap into the buyer’s very psyche, “where the wolves howl from the extinct caves of the bloodstream,” as an anonymous poet once wrote. Surely we can see the difference between these two scenes: Steve McQueen leaning his elbows on the roof of his Porsche while he gazes with the look of eagles across a misty landscape as a soundtrack of howling 12-cylinder racing engines plays in the background. And a Steve McQueen coolly slouched inside his Mustang while he tosses it through the streets of San Francisco, rubber smoke pouring out of the rear-wheel openings, and sparks showering off the undercarriage in pursuit of a sinister black Dodge Charger crewed by emotionless — and therefore, all the more malevolent — hit men. One scene appeals to our sense of existential tension, the other to the rampaging id surfing an adrenaline high. The “Bullitt” Mustang is all about emotional connection to an ideal: the heroic man of action, taciturn — driven and deadly. The fact that it is all cinematic fakery is of no importance. Sports psychologists say that the brain cannot distinguish between visualization and reality. That is why visualization is such an important performance tool. Well, nor can our brains distinguish between one of the greatest cinematic chase scenes ever filmed and our own mundane experience. It may only be images flashed on a screen, but the wolves Sports Car Market


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howl in our blood. Unlike that “Le Mans” Porsche, the “Bullitt” Mustang is not a prop for McQueen. The “Bullitt” Mustang is a central actor who steals the chase scene from McQueen, the star. If McQueen is the “King of Cool,” what then is the “Bullitt” Mustang that so upstages him by becoming his persona during the chase, a cyborg, that inseparable combination of man and machine? In the case of the Porsche, property once owned by Steve McQueen was on offer; with the “Bullitt” Mustang, an actual steel, rubber and glass Steve McQueen avatar was on the block. Dripping with cool authenticity Let’s assess the role condition played in this sale. There are two ways to think about condition: first, authenticity, the degree to which an automobile conforms to its “as-made” state. In the case of the “Bullitt” Mustang, that condition would be the car’s configuration as modified and prepared for filming. The non-factory performance and durability enhancements are integral to the car. Indeed, the camera fittings and other structural accommodations to enable filming are the dispositive physical evidence that authenticates the “Bullitt” car. The second aspect of condition is the degree to which the artifact remains in its native, unrestored state. Remarkably, thanks to its 45-year ownership, the “Bullitt” Mustang has never been worked on beyond what was necessary to keep it operational. In the world of automobile collecting, there are those who revere crusty, old, patinated surfaces and cracked, worn and soiled upholstery. And there are those who can’t imagine their car in anything but factorypristine condition. Now, with respect to a car that has been owned by a famous or celebrated person, the calculus of desirability yields the same outcome for both types of collectors. Because if you wish to sit where the celebrity sat, touch what the celebrity touched, truly “absorb the celebrity’s residual DNA” from the object, then only unrestored condition will do. The power of special objects This requirement for original surfaces is not about the car, car collecting or connoisseurship. It’s about emotion, about coming as close to the celebrity as we can. It is about mana. Mana is a Melanesian concept that attributes power to certain people, locations and objects. Modern social researchers divide collecting into three categories: didactic, where a fact or theorem is being illustrated as in a museum display; nostalgic, where the thing collected becomes important because of the collector’s memories; and fetishistic, where the collector becomes important because of the object and its emotional power. This latter phenomenon is mana. It is the driving motive behind owning celebrity-touched artifacts. In this case, where the artifact was once Steve McQueen’s avatar, only “untouched stuff” will enable the metaphysical connection. Repainting and retrimming will only succeed in wiping away the essential physical and spiritual connection to McQueen. This was one of the problems with the “Le Mans” Porsche 911. It had been completely refinished, and any direct physical connection to McQueen was purely notional and wholly dependent on ownership documentation. Let’s return to our opening paragraph about the “Bullitt” car’s backstory. While the backstory probably didn’t contribute to the ultimate price, its poignancy and emotional value certainly raised The “Bullitt” Mustang ... offers a notorious and celebrated — but ultimately shallow — story on one hand. It also tells a more subtle and infinitely more touching story about one family’s relationship with a car on the other. That private, 45-year chronicle is for me by far the more compelling. awareness of the car over the past few years. More importantly, for the long run, the backstory provides a compelling tale that deepens, richens and humanizes the “Bullitt” narrative. A beloved member of a family Robert Kiernan bought the “Bullitt” car for $3,500 out of a newspaper ad. The car served as the family driver for many years before being sequestered in the bosom of the family for almost a half century. Robert Kiernan died in 2014, and custodianship fell to his son, Sean, who also esteemed and cared for the car — perhaps as much for being a talisman of his father as of McQueen. We can only speculate about such private matters. I was at the annual HVA conference in Allentown, PA, when Sean Kiernan presented his father’s car to the assembled academics and researchers. His emotional involvement was palpable and poignant. This object had become something very special to the whole Kiernan family: Robert’s widow, Sean and his wife, Sean’s sister, and eventually, I would submit, to the newborn Kiernan daughter, who will hear about it in future years as the defining family legend. Artifacts collect stories on their travel through time. The “Bullitt” Mustang is no exception. It offers a notorious and celebrated — but ultimately shallow — story on one hand. It also tells a more subtle and infinitely more touching story about one family’s relationship with a car on the other. That private, 45-year chronicle is for me by far the more compelling. Granted, it could not have existed without the overt “Bullitt” movie connection, but the “Bullitt” identity was based on pretense. In the end, as the metaphorical movie credits rolled after the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, this intense, personal, painful, extended relationship that so governed a family’s life for a half century was brought to a Hollywood ending in Kissimmee. We can only hope the money will be transformative for the Kiernan family. Well sold, and deservedly so. ♦ Throngs of people crowd the podium at Mecum’s Kissimmee, FL, sale to get a glimpse of McQueen’s famed movie ride


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Legal Files John Draneas Traps for the Unwary Buyer There is simply no better alternative to having a professional inspect the car and report on its condition before you buy it single word about the authenticity of the engine, or even the car, for that matter. Coupled with the auction companies’ standard disclaimers that bidders are not to rely on anything in the auction catalogs, this became a clear — and likely legally enforceable — case of “buyer beware.” The car brought six figures. Words matter Another auction, and another car with issues. This one was a Porsche 356 with a “correct” 1,600-cc engine. I hope you caught this one quickly — that is vernacular for “replacement engine.” To the uninitiated, this would suggest that this was the correct motor for the car — that is, the original engine. Not so. “Correct” means only that it is the correct type of engine for that vintage and model. Another word that can have multiple meanings is “restored.” Recently, a friend asked me if my 1963 Jaguar E-type roadster had been restored. I started to say it was, since that was what the seller told me, but I caught myself and replied, “Well, not really. It’s been repainted and the interior leather has all been redone. So I’d say it was partially restored.” Nonetheless, I’ve had clients ask about their rights because they bought a “restored” car and later learned that the engine was worn out and had never been rebuilt. To them, describing the car as “restored” connotes that the drivetrain has been rebuilt. But to the courts, not so much. The lesson to learn here is that words matter. The seller’s words must be interpreted very carefully — and not given greater meaning than intended. In particular, pay attention when the chosen words are different than T wo months ago (February 2020, p. 60), “Legal Files” focused on several traps that unwary sellers might fall into when selling collector cars. This month, we turn the tables and look at ways that a buyer can get into trouble. Get what you’re paying for Perhaps the most critical thing is to be sure that the car you are buying is actually what it is supposed to be. Condition problems can always be corrected, but authenticity can- not be created — although some sellers try to do so, some better than others. Therein lies the problem. This can be really serious stuff. Say your “near-perfect” 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS has a replacement engine that was restamped to appear original. That’s easily a 25% valuation discount — perhaps more. But say that car started its life as an ordinary 911 and was modified into a lookalike Carrera RS. Now you’re looking at a 50%–80% valuation discount. The people who fake these cars are much better at doing it than you and I are at recognizing it. The only reliable way to be sure your car is real is to hire an expert to inspect the car. I’ve been thinking about a Corvette lately, so I was checking them out at the Arizona auctions. I saw a beautifully restored 1967 435-hp car that seemed flawless. My friend, an accomplished Corvette expert, said, “Let me show you something about this car.” He took a photo of the engine tag and asked me what I thought about it. It looked good to me and had all the right numbers. But my friend’s trained eyes saw that the etching on the metal was inappropriate and the numbers were off in their thickness. Clearly, this was a restamped block, in my friend’s opinion. It seemed amazing that a reputable auction company would mislead bidders about this, so we checked the auction catalog. It did not have a 48 the typical words used in similar situations. And when you think you’ve read closely enough, take another look and see which words are missing. Many times, what is said about the car is far less important than what is not said — such as the auction Corvette that was not described as “numbers matching.” Condition issues Every auction in the United States uses bidder agreements that clearly state that all lots are sold as-is and that you cannot rely on anything printed in the auction catalog. Every dealer in the country uses a sales agreement that makes the sale as-is. Every online auction or sales site does the same. Can you see what they are trying to tell you? I’m not about to say that sellers can lie with impunity. But I will say that some may — and then hide behind an as-is provision. Can you beat the misrepresenting seller in court? Maybe, although not certainly. But what is certain is that trying is going to cost you $30,000–$125,000 in legal fees — maybe even more — depending upon the state where the litigation is conducted and how the seller decides to defend the claim. Worst of all, you are not likely to force the seller to reimburse your legal expenses. There is simply no better alternative to having a professional inspect the car and report on its condition before you buy it. You can’t expect the expert to find every single thing wrong with the car, as that level of inspection would be too expensive. However, an expert can find most major defects with the car. To get the best protection, be specific about what you are expecting and what you want the expert to check. Stay in contact with your expert during the process and ask as many questions as you can. Most important, make sure the expert is working for you and is not tied to the seller. Sports Car Market


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Money transfers As a general rule, never pay the seller and then wait to get the car. Take, for example, a recent case where the seller directed the buyer to wire the funds to the seller’s broker, whereupon the funds disappeared. The seller never got the money — and refused to give up the car. Of course, the buyer will get the car at the end of the litigation, but that is adding 50% to the cost of the car. If you go back to the February “Legal Files,” you will see that I advise sellers not to give up the car before they have the money. So am I talking out of both sides of my mouth? Maybe so, but both statements are good advice. When the seller is as smart as you are, use an escrow arrangement. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and I’ve gladly allowed the seller’s attorney to be the escrow agent where the terms of the escrow are clear. Even something as simple as “when the money comes, deliver the title to the buyer and the money to the seller” can do the trick. Title issues It’s a problem when the seller doesn’t have a clear title issued in his or her name. With anything less, good legal advice is necessary. I once titled a Daytona whose last-issued title was issued in 1976 to a California resident. A signed it over to B, who gave a bill of sale to C, who gave a bill of sale to a dealer, who reassigned to D, who gave a bill of sale to E, who then gave a bill of sale to my client, F. We formed an Oregon LLC for the car and F gave it a bill of sale. Add it up — this Daytona jumped five titles — six if you want to count the dealer. I had no trouble titling the car in Oregon, but only because Oregon is a no-sales-tax state. Most states that levy sales taxes will require that you produce a certificate of title issued to your seller. In the case of this Daytona, that would have required five intervening titles to be issued, amounting to around a 50% sales tax rate. An “open” title is less troublesome. That is one where the owner signs off on the certificate of title but no buyer’s name is entered. Usually, you can fill in your name and title it as though you bought the car from that person. But if a DMV clerk asks why the title was transferred 10 years ago and you are just now getting around to titling it, problems can arise. If they do, make sure you have a suitable arrangement with the seller that guarantees he will fix the problem. Online sales If you’ve been reading “Legal Files” for even a short time, you’ve read several times about how risky online sales can be. At the fraud extreme, you have sales where the crook just copied someone else’s ad and is “selling” a car he doesn’t own. At the opposite extreme, you have a car that looks perfect in the little online photos — but isn’t that way when it shows up in your garage. The short answer is, never buy a car you have never seen yourself. Yes, I know, it’s difficult and expensive to fly across the country just to look at a car and then fly right back home. That adds a lot to the purchase price, and it’s just wasted money if you don’t buy the car. (Can you find any logic in that last statement?) If seeing it yourself is impossible, then having a trusted and skilled acquaintance do it for you is the next best thing. But don’t be surprised when someone else’s view of “excellent” is your view of “mediocre.” Still, the worst thing is to rely on photos, especially low-resolution digital images. Of course, you are free to roll the dice — just don’t complain when they come up snake eyes. ♦ JOHN DRANEAS is an attorney in Oregon. He can be reached through www.draneaslaw.com. His comments are general in nature and are not intended to substitute for consultation with an attorney. April 2020 49


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Unconventional Wisdom Donald Osborne Mission Almost Impossible — But Delightful Picking the three most significant Italian cars of the past 115 years was a tough job — but what a job! I t is always interesting to judge a concours — and sometimes new challenges arise. Most judging assignments are made based on the expertise and interests of the judge, but sometimes it’s necessary to stretch your and exploration to find out more, which inevitably leads to unexpected fonts of knowledge and information. The opposite challenge can come from being too familiar with the cars you evaluate — especially when emotion comes into play. I have long felt that technical knowledge is vital to the role of a judge. However, an emotional connection — born of what attributes in a car truly speak to you and raise your pulse — is as important as an inventory of hose clips. Only three? Recently I received an invitation to join a panel of judges to choose the three most significant Italian cars in the past 115 years. Why 115 years? Because it was on January 23, 1905, that the Automobile Club of Italy, ACI, was founded, with King Vittorio Emanuele III as honorary president. To celebrate this milestone, a short exhibition and a black-tie dinner party were held at the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Torino to toast ACI and share a cake. Born in Italy’s motor city, ACI was created to bring order to motorsport, encourage the development and use of automobiles in Italy and represent Italian manufacturers to the rest of the world. Tough choices Legendary figures in the Italian-car world, including Paolo Pininfarina, Giorgetto Giugiaro and Roberto Giolito among others, chose 12 finalists for the Top Three. The cars were a 1908 Fiat 18/24HP Town Car, 1910 Isotta Fraschini BN 30/40 Tourer, 1929 Fiat 525 SS Roadster, 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Spider, 1937 Fiat 500 “Topolino,” 1954 Fiat 8V, 1956 Lancia Aurelia B20S, 1961 Maserati 3500 GT coupe, 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, 1974 Lancia Stratos, 1990 Ferrari F40 and 2018 Ferrari Monza SP1. The selections covered each of the decades of the ACI’s existence — with the notable exception of the 1940s, when, of course, Alfa Romeo continued to make cars. Each clearly deserved a place on the list and made our job of choosing the top three quite challenging. My fellow judges were renowned collector Corrado Lopresto 50 Italy’s most significant cars: 1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Spider (from left), 1954 Fiat 8V and 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV and David Giudici, editor of the limits. This is not a bad thing, as anyone who doesn’t want to learn more must truly be tired of life. Discovering something new sends me off on a journey of research Italian collector-car magazine Ruoteclassiche. Both are delightful gentlemen, knowledgeable and passionate without being polemical or doctrinaire — and Corrado is a close friend. Fortunately, we had a clear, logical framework that took into account the historical importance of the cars, their engineering merits and, of course, their aesthetic and artistic merits. These guidelines made our task simply difficult rather than ridiculous. How do you do this? We first looked to divide the awards between different periods — early, mid-century and modern — giving a representative look at the impact of Italian cars in three eras. Did we agree on our initial choices? Of course not! But we came to a consensus very quickly that satisfied us all — and avoided any catcalling and fistfights. Three great cars Although the recognition was not ranked, the prizes went to the Fiat 8V, the Miura and the Alfa 8C. Why? For me, the 8V was an easy choice, both intellectually and emotionally. The 8V was Fiat’s successful return to competition after many de- cades, the expression of the vision and talent of its engineers and the esteem in which the 114 cars built have in the collector marketplace. And for me, that the actual car in the exhibition was the one-off fiberglass Rapi 8V from the FCA Heritage Collection, which I had the thrill of driving in the 2019 Vernasca Silver Flag hillclimb, made it even better. Our next choice was the stunning Miura SV from the Macaluso Collection. Once again, as in the case of the 8V, the triumphant blend of imaginative engineers and designer resulted in a remarkable car that still takes your breath away decades later. Our final choice is also understandable. The Alfa Romeo 8C of the 1930s, in all its varieties, is arguably one of the greatest cars of all time. They represented engineering magic, and their Vittorio Jano engines were powerful, responsive and durable. That they were triumphant in circuit racing — even at times against the mightiest of the mid-1930s German competition — was one aspect of their fame. But they were also stunning sports racing and road cars in their elegant coachbuilt bodies. These cars simply took mechanical glory to a level unseen before or since. If these are the kind of challenges with which life chooses to burden me, bring them on. ♦ Sports Car Market


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Feature The SCM Interview / Angus Dykman Angus Dykman in the clouds with a 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Going for the Bliss Most college graduates are happy with a decent job. Angus Dykman went for a happy life with cool, complicated cars and motorcycles by Chester Allen S o, imagine being 32 years old and spending most of your time immersed in great cars, seeing the greatest cars on the planet — and driving them every now and then. Jealous? Yeah, we are too. But Gooding & Company Car Specialist Angus Dykman chose to follow his bliss, and he sounds pretty happy. He’s also mean, and what do you do? My most important job as a specialist at Gooding & Company is to find exceptional this month’s SCM Interview: You’re a car specialist at Gooding & Company. What does that vehicles for our auctions. High-quality examples are the key to a successful sale, so we identify which cars we think will sell well, assess their condition, authenticity and provenance, then determine a market-correct estimated range and reserve. To obtain these cars, we develop and maintain relationships with collectors, travel to events, rallies and seminars, and are always looking for new connections. The title of “specialist” is somewhat misleading considering how broad of a knowledge base you need, since we sell so many different types of vehicles, from Brass Era to brand-new supercars. I am the East Coast representative and I’m based in New York City. company? There’s really no such thing as a typical day for me, which is what I really love What’s a typical day for a car specialist at a world-class auction about my job. Possible activities include, but are not limited to: researching a car’s history by diving into old archives, flying somewhere to look at a collection, meeting a client for dinner to discuss a possible deal, or driving a classic car on a multi-day tour. There are some pretty distinct phases for us, though, depending on the time of year. Several months before a sale we are highly focused on consigning cars for upcoming auctions, but then we switch over to concentrating on the catalog, and after that we 54 hone in on contacting potential buyers and preparing for the sale. I know you have a lot of history with motorcycles and cars. Which is your first love — and why? When I was 7, I really wanted a go-kart and a Honda Z50 motorcycle. My dad was a car guy too, so he was into it, but I couldn’t have both. I chose the motorcycle, so that was really my first love. I rode dirt bikes growing up and until recently did vintage road racing with AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) on a 1972 Honda CB350. There is something a bit more intense about riding motorcycles that takes your mind to another place — and a sensation of flying. I really do love cars equally and these days find myself spending more time thinking about being in cars than on bikes. business? I closed it before I began working for Gooding & Do you still have your Northeast Sportscar Company. I loved running my business and was very proud of it, but ultimately this job grants me access to many more people, places and rare vehicles than I would have had access to on my own — and a much more varied lifestyle — so I have no regrets. Sports Car Market


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complicated, beautiful machines? I had always been passionate about cars and motorcycles and spent How did you make a life out of being involved with old, most of my free time thinking about them. When I was looking for my first job after college, I realized that I needed to at least try following my bliss, and I’ve never looked back. I started working for a vintage-car dealer and just continued building my education. and why? Yes, and motorcycles. I like small, lightweight vintage sports cars, especially Alfa Romeos. They are incredibly lively and fun to drive, and I love the styling and build quality. I also have a small collection of BMW motorcycles from the 1960s and 1970s. I would love to add a flathead Ford at some point — as well as a pre-war car. driver? An Audi S3, which is kind of the perfect all-around car for me. I also What is your daily driver? What is your weekend have a 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint that is set up for long-distance rallies and tours with a punched-out 1300, 5-speed, big brakes, etc. I recently participated in the Copperstate 1000 in my Alfa Romeo with my colleague Justin Gosaynie, which was a total blast. does it take to qualify for the job — and to succeed? The most crucial is a passion for and knowledge of the subject matter. There are very few car specialists in this world. What It is a very specific body of expertise, and there is just so much to know and even more to learn. One of the real keys is the ability to understand a client’s goals and motivation for buying or selling, so you are able to better assist them to meet their goals. Reputation is also such a major aspect of the job, so presenting cars honestly, being detail-oriented and providing good customer service is fundamental for success. Why is Gooding a good fit for you? Gooding & Company is focused on presenting the highest-quality Do you collect cars? If so, what are your favorites — Taking in the scenery with a Mercedes-Benz 300SL cars in a select number of outstanding sales. I love that business model. The fact that we do a limited number of sales per year allows us to keep the quality of the cars at the highest level and give our clients the best customer service. I love working with my team of colleagues, who are like family to me now. I also really enjoy traveling, the thrill of chasing a big consignment, and love being exposed to new types of cars, expanding my expertise, and countless thrilling driving experiences. What’s next for you? I look forward to continuing to deepen my learning and experience here at Gooding & Company. We have an incredible sale coming up in London, called “Passion of a Lifetime,” which I am really, really looking forward to. The sale consists of 16 cars from a world-renowned connoisseur who spent many years finding the absolute best examples. They are the kinds of cars that many people thought would never become publicly available for sale, and the first time I read the catalog I got chills. We are also preparing for our annual Pebble Beach sale, which I love so much for its history, ambience and the incredible selection of cars. do you go, what do you drive and do you have a co-pilot? It’s a bit of a cliché, but it would be hard to think of anything bet- “I had always been passionate about cars and motorcycles and spent most of my free time thinking about them. When I was looking for my first job after college, I realized that I needed to at least try following my bliss, and I’ve never looked back. I started working for a vintage-car dealer and just continued building my education.” April 2020 ter than a 1930s Alfa 8C 2300 through the mountains and countryside of Italy. I love Italian food, wine, people — and an 8C is my favorite car. I think pre-war cars deliver such an exciting and different driving experience, and I’ve been diving deeper and deeper into that world. I’d probably go with a close friend of mine or one of my colleagues. ingly collectible during the next 10 years? Extremely high-quality merchandise will always be the most in demand, especially as supplies dwindle. This could mean modern cars like a low-mileage BMW E39 M5 or extremely well-restored or wellpreserved examples of pre-war cars. There is definitely an increased interest in cars from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and I think the best examples of those will continue to be in greater demand as well. ♦ 55 What type of car — or era of car — will be increasYou’ve got a week on a road trip to anywhere. Where Mike Maez, courtesy of Gooding & Company


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Feature Postcards From Arizona “Paging Mr. Seinfeld ...” at Gooding & Co. Custom corner at Leake 56 Sports Car Market Jim Pickering Jim Pickering


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Feature Postcards From Arizona Shiny vs. patina at Bonhams A Datsun 240Z catches the evening glow at Russo and Steele Photo by Jim Pickering 58 Sports Car Market Chad Taylor


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PROFILES IN THIS ISSUE Significant Sales That Provide a Snapshot of the Market FERRARI: 1995 Ferrari F50 p. 64 ENGLISH: 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Liter Convertible p. 66 ETCETERINI: 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America p. 68 GERMAN: 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster p. 70 AMERICAN: 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster p. 72 RACE: 1970 Porsche 914/6 p. 74 NEXT GEN: 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight p. 76 62 Sports Car Market


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Ferrari Profile Mathieu Heurtault, courtesy of Bonhams 1995 Ferrari F50 This is an iconic car — especially for younger collectors — and a better one may never hit the market by Steve Ahlgrim Chassis number: ZFFTG46A5S0103922 SCM Condition for this car: 1- D uring the early 1990s, premier sports-car manufacturers began to implement Formula One technology in road-going automobiles to a previously unheard-of degree. The first major step in this direction arrived in 1992 with the McLaren F1, a car that boasted a naturally aspirated V12 engine, a central driver’s seat and exotic, race-proven materials in all aspects of its construction. Not to be outdone, three years later Ferrari unveiled the F50. Like the McLaren F1, the F50 was a brilliantly engineered supercar that made use of authentic Formula One technology. It too possessed the purity of a free-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine and traditional 6-speed manual gearbox, while eschewing driver aids such as power steering and anti-lock brakes. Over the past two decades, the F50 has come to be regarded as the most collectible Ferrari supercar, as it is the only model in the evolution from 288 GTO to LaFerrari that features the unique combination of a naturally aspirated V12 engine, 6-speed manual gearbox, Pininfarinadesigned bodywork, and an exhilarating open-air driving experience. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 44, sold for $3,222,500, including buyer’s premium, at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale, AZ, auction on January 17, 2020. The top sale at the 2020 Scottsdale auction week was not a rare early Ferrari — or any of the other multimillion-dollar vintage exotics that normally top the charts. It was a 25-year-old 1995 Ferrari F50, a relative newcomer in the collector-car world. Times are changing, and the hobby is changing with it. Ferrari lore says Piero Ferrari was driving his F40 to work when he hatched an idea that supercars were about as fast as they needed to be. He thought the next Ferrari supercar should be focused on the driving experience as much as the performance. 64 Sports Car Market The driving experience, he felt, should be that of a Ferrari Formula One car. How do you build a Formula One car for the street? Mimic the design and construction of a Formula One car. The genesis of the F50 is a serious carbon-fiber tub. Attached to the tub as a stressed member is a 4.7-liter, 513-horsepower, normally aspirated V12 engine evolved from a Ferrari 641 Formula One car. A 6-speed transaxle is attached to the engine, and the rear suspension is mounted to the engine/transaxle structure. A sophisticated pushrod front suspension and massive Brembo brakes finish the concept. The Pininfarina-designed composite body is the product of extensive wind-tunnel development. A detachable hard top allows the driver to choose open air or berlinetta touring. A sparse interior with racing seats continues the Formula car theme.


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Hello again… This isn’t the first time we’ve seen our subject Ferrari F50. After the passing of the original owner, Gooding & Company was charged with liquidating most of his collection. This F50 was sold at Gooding & Company’s 2011 Scottsdale sale. It had just over 5,000 miles at the time. It was described as complete with all of its original factory accessories — and in excellent condition. The estimate was $750,000 to $850,000. The car sold for $814,000, right in the middle of the estimate. That was a bit over its original price and totally appropriate for the time. The car ended up going to a collector who drove it less than 200 miles during his nine years of ownership. Gooding & Company’s 2020 Scottsdale catalog description credits the mileage as less than 5,200 miles. The Ferrari still has its factory accessories and recently underwent a comprehensive service. The spending never stops Building a car that performs at the pinnacle of the au- tomotive universe is complicated and expensive. Rumors of $40,000 tire changes and $20,000 oil changes are real in the supercar world. Servicing an F50 is not as expensive as a Bugatti Veyron or a McLaren F1, but the bill can still get the attention of a millionaire. F50s have a fuel cell filled with a foam material. The foam core, often incorrectly called a bladder, should be It’s also important to recognize just how rare this car is. Officially, only 349 F50s were built. Only 55 U.S.-market models were produced. Put in perspective, that’s barely one per dealer. replaced every 10 years. If not replaced, it will disintegrate and clog the fuel system. There are a couple ways to address the issue, but a $10,000 to $20,000 bill is the norm. Our subject car was treated to an engine-out major service in 2018. The bill exceeded $85,000. The value kept building Gooding & Company’s estimate for this sale was $3,200,000 to $3,600,000. The hammer fell at a healthy $3,222,500, an astonishing $2,400,000 gain over nine years. The change in value can be attributed in part to changes in automobile collecting. As younger collectors enter the market, they are mostly interested in cars they remember from their youth. So 25 years ago, a 25-yearold enthusiast would have lusted after an F50. Those collectors would now be 50 years old. If they have been very financially successful, buying an F50 would make their shortlist. It’s also important to recognize just how rare this car is. Officially, only 349 F50s were built. Only 55 U.S.market models were produced. Put in perspective, that’s barely one per dealer. This one is a well-documented, low-mileage, two-owner, fully serviced, U.S. example. It may be years before a better F50 comes on the market. The right car for the place and time Across town at Worldwide Auctioneers’ Scottsdale sale, a prototype F50 also went across the block. Prior to the auction, the seller had been asking $5,000,000 for the car, hoping the uniqueness would attract a starryeyed mark — er, prospect. Worldwide dialed back the seller’s expectations with a hint the car should go in the $3,000,000 range. The car missed its reserve, did not sell and is now back on the market at $3,300,000. A study of F50 auction sales shows prices varying greatly. As with all auctions, there have to be two people to fight over the car to get a good number. There isn’t always a top-of-the-market buyer. Often the car doesn’t meet a buyer’s expectation. On January 17, Gooding & Company had the right buyer and the right car. They got the right bid and everybody should be happy. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Gooding & Company.) Steve Ahlgrim served as general manager and vice presi- dent of Ferrari dealer FAF Motorcars, has been a concours judge for over 25 years, and is a member of the IAC/PFA — an international committee that oversees high-level Ferrari concours judging. High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $4,000,000 1995 Ferrari F50 $3,135,000 $3,000,000 $2,400,000 $2,000,000 $1,980,000 $1,000,000 $1,155,000 $0 April 2020 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 65 $3,000,000 1997 Ferrari F50 Lot 147, s/n: ZFFTA46B000107145 Condition: 2+ Sold at $2,145,474 RM Sotheby’s, Maranello, ITA, 9/7/2017 SCM# 6846459 This sale: $3,222,500 Details Years produced: 1995–97 Number produced: 349 Original list price: $475,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,937,000 Tune-up cost: $6,000 Chassis # location: On bulkhead in front compartment Engine # location: Front left side of the block Club: Ferrari Club of America Web: www.FerrariClubofAmerica.org Alternatives: 1984–85 Ferrari 288 GTO, 1988–91 Ferrari F40, 2002–03 Ferrari Enzo SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1997 Ferrari F50 Lot 18, s/n: ZFFTA46B000106765 Condition: 1- Not sold at $2,400,000 Gooding & Co., Pebble Beach, CA, 8/16/2019 SCM# 6906987 1995 Ferrari F50 Lot 54, s/n: ZFFTG46A4S0104799 Condition: 2 Sold at $1,155,000 Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/18/2018 SCM# 6858155


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English Profile Patrick Ernzen ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Liter Convertible This beautiful car was fitted with a lot of performance upgrades, so it will rule the road — not the concours field by Gary Anderson Chassis number: 1E13321 SCM Condition for this car: 1- T his beautifully presented matching-numbers Jaguar benefits from years of ownership by a marque enthusiast followed by a premium restoration by one of the nation’s foremost E-type experts. The Jaguar was more recently sold to the consignor, a special- ist in E-type refurbishments. The engine was then rebuilt with new pistons, bearings and crankshaft, and the cylinders were bored to a “plus 20” specification for improved power. The gearbox was rebuilt with new synchros and bearings, and the differential was rebuilt with a taller final-drive ratio of 3.07:1. Numerous components were replaced with brand-new facsimiles of the originals, including the clutch, fuel pump and gas tank. The braking system was replaced with all-new lines, and the suspension was replaced with new shock absorbers and bushings. Several tasteful upgrades were undertaken for improved perfor- mance and reliability, including an improved cooling system with a modern alloy radiator (with a 16-inch fan that is six times more powerful than the original), a stainless-steel exhaust system, and electronic ignition and distributor. Dialed in for precise panel fit and outstanding running condition, this roadster is an exquisitely presented example of Jaguar’s 4.2-liter Series I E-type that is ideal for any marque enthusiast. It would make a perfect candidate for display at local concours d’elegance as well as enjoyment on the open road for its well-prepared aesthetics and performance. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 248, sold for $271,600, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction on January 17, 2020. Who doesn’t recognize a Jaguar E-type when one purrs on by? Sporting the most iconic and distinctive classic sports-car shape, the 66 Sports Car Market E-type was a success from its debut in March 1961. The E-type went through a series of engine upgrades and subtle styling changes until the end of production 15 years later. Expensive beauty The ethereal styling depends in part on the fact that the entire front of the car, including bonnet, fenders and faired-in headlamps, tilts forward to expose the engine and front suspension. This feature makes the E-type incredibly expensive to restore if it’s had any front-end damage at all. And some damage is likely, as the tiny front bumpers are nothing more than extra trim pieces and offer absolutely no protection against damage. With the bonnet open, the second drop-dead-gorgeous feature of the car is exposed. If Jaguar is recognized for the aerodynamic and


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eye-pleasing curves of the body lines, the company is equally recognized for the glorious appearance of their dualoverhead-cam, inline-6-cylinder engine. The suspension parts that are also exposed when the bonnet is tilted forward are equally lovely — when in show condition. While this wide-open front clip is a mechanic’s delight and very useful in endurance racing, it is the bane of concours detailers, as every single small shiny bit is visible. Fun to drive and collectible Today, the E-type is perhaps the most desirable collector car of all seriesproduction cars ever manufactured, with prices extending well into the mid-sixdigit range. Prices have tailed off a bit from their neck-snapping heights of a few years ago, but E-types still spark collector interest for collectibility and road performance. Our subject car falls into the middle group of the Series I cars (there are three distinct series that subdivide the 15-year production run). While it does not have the original flat floor and front bonnet clamps that set apart the very first units produced, it does have the powerful — and more practical — 4.2-liter engine and synchronized transmission that replaced the 3.8-liter engine and non-synchro transmission in October 1964. Color changes The catalog description does clearly note that the car originally had a different paint color — and a different interior trim color. Were this, say, a Mercedes-Benz of the same vintage, This car’s value lies in its beauty, its performance, its recent restoration — and the sheer fun of lighting it up and driving it on sunny days. a collector who wanted a show car might turn and walk away. Fortunately, since the beginning of the highly competitive and very popular Jaguar Clubs of North America concours d’elegance events, marque elders have decreed that changes to finish and trim colors during restoration are perfectly acceptable without deduction — provided that the new colors were originally available from the factory during the time the particular car was produced. So no harm, no foul, and the new owner can take delight in the fact that the previous owner paid the big bucks for this cost-no-object restoration. The gorgeous Details Years produced: 1964–68 Number produced: 9,548 Original list price: $5,384 SCM Median Valuation: $151,500 Chassis # location: Plate on step at front of right sill Engine # location: On rear face at front of cylinder head opalescent dark blue paint and red interior replaced the relatively nondescript original silver and blue colors the car wore when it left Coventry in August 1966. When the car arrived in New York sometime in September of 1966, the dealer registered it as a 1967 car, because that would have been the beginning of the 1967 model year for all the American cars. A driver — not a shower This car would never make the field at a big-time concours. Its non-original mechanical upgrades — including the alloy radiator, modern cooling fan and wider tires — are massive concours judging deductions. Luckily, driving this E-type is more fun than towing it to fancy concours. The new owner is going to want to drive this car and show it off on high-end long-distance tours. Every one of the mechanical changes listed is going to make the car more reliable and roadworthy. This car’s value lies in its beauty, its performance, its recent restoration — and the sheer fun of lighting it up and driving it on sunny days. Although the sale price was certainly not inconse- quential, the new owner can be pleased that the purchase took place now, rather than at the peak of the market. Even at this level, in its pristine and stunning condition it seems well-bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of RM Sotheby’s.) Gary Anderson started his motor journalism career in 1996 as publisher and editor of British Car magazine, has written books on Austin-Healeys and new Minis, edited Classic Motorsports magazine and MC2 Mini Magazine before becoming editor of The Star for the Mercedes-Benz Club of America 11 years ago. During all that time he has been a regular contributor to Sports Car Market and RM Sotheby’s auction catalogs. High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $0 April 2020 $319,000 $385,000 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2-Liter Roadster $357,500 $302,000 $308,000 This sale: $271,600 1966 Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 convertible Lot 7069, s/n: 1E13061 Condition: 2+ Not sold at $162,250 Russo and Steele, Amelia Island, FL, 3/6/2019 SCM# 6897493 1966 Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 convertible Lot 231, s/n: 1E14128 Condition: 2 Sold at $115,184 Artcurial, Paris, FRA, 10/27/2019 SCM# 6919010 Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America Web: www.jcna.com Alternatives: 1958–63 Aston Martin DB4, 1963 Chevrolet Corvette, 1960–67 Austin-Healey 3000 SCM Investment Grade: B Comps 1966 Jaguar E-type Series 1 4.2 convertible Lot 28, s/n: 1E12126 Condition: 1Sold at $266,750 Worldwide Auctioneers, Scottsdale, AZ, 1/16/2019 SCM# 6890996 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 67


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Etceterini & Friends Profile Courtesy of Bonhams 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America Close examinations of this valuable car found an incorrect color and some inaccurate finishes, which limited bidding by Donald Osborne Chassis number: B24S1156 SCM Condition for this car: 1- L ike the majority of the left-hand B24S Spider Americas, chassis B24S1156 was originally delivered to the United States. The most significant portion of the desirable Spider America’s history began in the mid-1980s, when it was acquired and reimported to Italy by Silvana Cima, a well-known Italian Lancia collector. In order to return the car to active use, Mr. Cima commissioned a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration from Milan-based KCA Restorations, for many years one of the world’s leading Lancia restorers. In 2005, B24S1156 was sold to Mr. Nico Koel of the Netherlands. In early 2009, the Lancia Spider America was brought back to the U.S., where it was prominently displayed at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, in Monterey, CA. The Aurelia was then acquired by the current owner in 2010 and given a complete, engine-out mechanical overhaul to ensure that its performance matched its appearance. During 2017 and 2018, the Lancia Spider America was subject to a complete bare-metal repaint in the period-correct Lancia Verde Ascot Metallic color, while a new interior and convertible top were carefully crafted and fitted. The chrome was refinished, and the front suspension, shocks and brakes were fully rebuilt. Continuing its extensive tour history, the current owner has completed the Colorado Grand and Copperstate 1000, each twice and without issue. SCM Analysis This car, Lot 28, sold for $810,000, including buyer’s commission, at Bonhams’ Scottsdale, AZ, sale on January 16, 2020. I’ve written it many times on these pages that today’s collector-car 68 Sports Car Market market is more discerning than ever. Others in this issue will have written at length about any macro lessons to be culled from the Arizona sales, but I will just add one line here — it showed me more of what I’ve been seeing in the live-auction marketplace for the past five years. The best examples continue their inexorable rise away from the ordi- nary. There are also plenty of enthusiasts eager to spend money — but only on the precise car that meets their exact criteria. Finally, the fundamentals of long-term collectibility as seen in art, furniture, books, watches and real estate are now applied more often in the auto market. Buyers also are clearly demonstrating what they are willing to spend


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for a car viewed as “investment grade” versus a “fun driver.” Yes, there were folks who paid more for a resto-mod than for a stock restored car at some Arizona Auction Week sales, but that was not the case at the major catalog sales. Our subject was a prime example of the market’s health and clarity — and how buyers are carefully evaluating cars before bidding. A top-notch collectible The Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America was “discovered” as an extremely desirable landmark 1950s sports car about eight years ago, when prices more than doubled over a three-year period. We Lancisti found this not surprising — but simply well overdue. After all, at that time BMW 507s were trading at twice the price of an Aurelia Spider America. Now that differential for the best examples of each is about 15% in favor of the Bavarian car. With values regularly above $1 million for the Lancia, the gap between the most-valuable examples and the less-valuable examples becomes more apparent. When a vehicle arrives at the million-dollar mark, it is viewed through a sharper lens. What may have once been trivial attributes take on much greater importance. The importance of provenance, originality and condition are all enhanced. Our subject car So what of our Aurelia? It was delivered to the United States, but nothing of its early history is known. The story picks up when it was sold in the early 1980s and repatriated to Italy. During its restoration at KCA, noted at the time for Lancia restorations, it was given the very striking metallic green color it wears today. Apparently it was gray when it arrived in Italy, which quite likely was the original color. The catalog description of the color is clever: “period-correct Lancia Verde Ascot Metallic color.” A version of this color was used on the Touring Flaminia GT, but it was rather darker. The shade on our subject Spider America is closer to a 1980s Lancia paint that carries the same name and code. Interestingly, it is also very reminiscent of that used on the 1956 Nash Rambler Palm Beach by Pinin Farina. The green looks very good on the car, but in today’s marketplace, details make the difference. In addition to the color change, various other depar- tures from the expected standards all come at a cost. At the risk of sailing off into Lancista anorak territory, the coverings of the fuel tank and trunk floor as well as the finish on the castings of some engine components and other items were not done to the level of historical accuracy expected in a top-level example. None of this takes anything away from the car’s amazing driving experience. However, these elements leave potential buyers looking elsewhere — if the aim is to drive and show their Spider at leading concours. Today’s market It is illustrative that even in the case of a car this rare, potential buyers do have choices and will exercise them thoughtfully. The price realized for this very attractive car was April 2020 just over half of the current SCM Pocket Price Guide Median Valuation. Is this an indication that interest in these cars has somehow collapsed? I think not. I was pleased to receive the email from SCM World Headquarters asking if I would write a profile of this car, because I knew it would offer the opportunity to once again remind you, dear reader, of how the attributes of value play out at sale time. Gooding & Company sold a Spider America at their 2018 Pebble Beach sale for $1,870,000, which was the same week that our subject car was offered for sale at RM Sotheby’s sale in Monterey, CA where it was a no-sale at a called $875,000 against a low estimate of $950,000. In a measure of the realities of the current market, Bonhams was able to work with the consignor to let the car go at a price one of the bidders was willing to pay, which, given the condition and history of the car, seems appropriate. At an all-in price just above $800,000, there should be plenty of room for the new owner to change some of the attributes of this car, perhaps bringing it back to as-delivered colors and attending to the material and finish details as well. I call this Lancia well — and correctly — bought. ♦ (Introductory description courtesy of Bonhams.) Donald Osborne, ASA, is the CEO of Audrain LLC and oversees the Audrain Automobile Museum and the Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week. An historian and consultant, he stars on “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC. $3,000,000 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $0 2015 2016 2017 2018 N/A 2019 69 $1,320,000 This sale: $810,000 $1,952,500 $2,007,500 $1,870,000 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S Spider America Lot 54, s/n: B24S1110 Condition: 2+ Sold at $1,265,000 Bonhams, Carmel, CA, 8/18/2017 SCM# 6844509 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S Spider America 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S Spider America Lot 126, s/n: B24S1077 Condition: 1- Sold at $1,870,000 Gooding & Co, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/24/2018 SCM# 6877181 Details Year produced: 1955 Number produced: 240 Original list price: $5,600 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,567,500 Tune-up Cost: $1,500 Chassis # location: On firewall, stamped in center of engine compartment and on chassis plate Engine # location: Stamped on right side of block Club: www.americanlanciaclub.com Alternatives: 1956–59 BMW 507, 1956–59 Porsche 356A Carrera Speedster, 1953–56 Austin-Healey 100-4 Le Mans SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America Lot 124, s/n: B241047 Condition: 2- Not sold at $876,724 Bonhams, London, U.K., 12/2/2017 SCM# 6856390


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German Profile Robin Adams ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster A canny buyer saw beyond the Strawberry paint and got a great deal on a wonderful, original 300SL by Pierre Hedary Chassis number: 1980427500555 Engine number: 1989807500571 SCM Condition for this car: 2- SCM Analysis This car, Lot 256, sold for $973,000, including buyer’s premium, at RM Sotheby’s sale in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 17, 2020. A dramatic and original Mercedes-Benz, this Strawberry Red (DB 573 poly) 300SL should have been a record breaker, but it fell short of perceived market expectations. Regardless, it still sold above its low estimate of $950,000. Our subject car has a number of precious attributes, including an original leather interior and a consistent ownership chain with no stories. If you’re wondering whether our subject car is underpriced, the answer to that question is obvious. But low prices are not always important in this market segment. 300SL values are highly subjective When a potential buyer is searching for a 300SL — or a similarly expensive car — there are often other variables to consider. At some point, every prospective buyer must ask the following questions: “How did I imagine my perfect 300SL? What do I want it to look like? What impressions do I wish to convey while driving it?” Frequently, when the right W198 is offered, serious bidders already know what they want. They rarely ask themselves if they can afford the car or not — analyzing how much the purchase will hurt is not the same as judging whether you can make the purchase. If you’ve arrived at the point where you are seriously looking to buy a 300SL, you can probably afford any 300SL Roadster on the market. That kind of purchasing power entitles one to be discriminating. The proliferation of blandness In today’s classic-car culture, any uniquely colorful automobile is an endangered species. 70 Sports Car Market Prospective owners are told that “they have the right to change the color of their classic to anything they wish.” After all, it is their car, isn’t it? However, the market erupts over silver, black or graphite gray 300SLs. In fact, thanks to its ties to German racing history, DB180 Silver-Gray has been the “safe” color of every 300SL. Not that I am trying to disparage anyone who likes gray, but “grayness” has saturated everything. This is a hard place for a Strawberry Red Metallic 300SL to find an enthusiastic home. A color too beautiful for everyone I would happily own and enjoy a 300SL in Strawberry Metallic, but if I could purchase a 300SL in any color I wanted, I don’t know if this would be the one I would choose. I have a feeling that many potential buyers feel this way. As bland- ness proliferates, a color like this will struggle more and more in the marketplace.


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Even though one of them inherited it, two of the car’s previous owners were female. The original owner, Jim Gilmore, was the exception to every 300SL purchaser when he ordered this car in a color that a woman would likely favor — but a typical man would run from. The color is not just a flamboyant choice. It does an excellent job of accentuating the silhouette of the W198 in a way most other colors fail to do. Indeed, this color brings out the beauty in the beast. It is a subtle red dress shrouding an attractive figure. It’s a statement not so much about the owner, but about the car itself. This color presents a number of quandaries. First of all, this car was likely painted three times in its life (early synthetic enamels had short lives), so it is fair to assume it had been painted once when Gilmore owned it, probably when it was between 10 and 15 years old. However, many 300SLs have been painted more than three times, and many cars have often been painted non-original colors and then changed back again. Because it is such an original car in such a striking color, buyers who wanted a 300SL but refrained from bidding likely understood that disrupting this car’s originality would be a crime. Hopefully, no color changes will ruin the Gilmore car. Basic conditions for buying a 300SL The typical 300SL purchaser usually goes through the following thought processes when they seek out the right car: Is this car the right color? Red Mercedes are usually less favored and can be purchased at a discount. The sale price was a opportunity, but was also reflective of visual preferences for high-dollar collectible cars. While this 300SL was well bought, the price is probably the summit for a 1957 Strawberry Red Metallic Roadster. Serious long-term buyers often reject red Mercedes. Next, has the car had a color change? Regardless of what the guilty parties say, changing the color of a 300SL — even if it was decades ago — still hurts the value of the car. This is not as bad if the colors were changed from something like white to silver, but it gets a lot more tricky when a desirable color is exchanged for anything else (for example, black to red or silver to aquamarine). Originality and value The car’s originality is very, very important. That in- quiry has a different meaning in the 300SL world — and actually consists of several questions. First of all, do all the numbers match? To complicate things, there are two sets of numbers on a 300SL. The first set involves the mechanical components. The engine, transmission, rear axle, steering box and front suspension assemblies are all numbered, and those numbers are all stamped on the data card. On a true original car, these numbers will match the ones on the data card. The body panels are all stamped with a three-digit assembly number, and these should all match as well, although they are not referenced on the data card. However, many of these numbers were obscured during April 2020 Details Years produced: 1957–63 Number produced: 1,377 (drum brake, 1957–61), 269 (disc brake, 1961–62), 210 (disc brake, alloy engine, 1962–63). 1,856 total Original list price: $13,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1,072,500 Tune-up cost: $5,000 generations of bodywork, so they should not be used as a primary determinant. While no reference was made of these numbers on our subject car, most auction companies shy away from discussing them. A discussion of these numbers frequently creates more questions than answers, so they are often ignored. The best 300SLs may not meet all of the matching- numbers criteria, as engines, gearboxes and rear axles were frequently damaged and replaced with new factory or rebuilt units. The usual questions about disc brakes and alloy blocks also come into play, but these are discussed to the point of boredom. These things are good to have, but they won’t make an unoriginal or mistreated car great. A missed opportunity This 300SL, based on the information given, is a superb original car. The sale price was an opportunity, but was also re- flective of visual preferences for high-dollar collectible cars. While this 300SL was well bought, the price is probably the summit for a 1957 Strawberry Red Metallic Roadster. Unique cars like this sometimes have limited market appeal, but that does not diminish the overall quality and beauty of this car. This was a missed opportunity for anyone seeking an excellent W198. My hat goes off to the new owner for daring to be different, and for appreciating the virtues of this 300SL — regardless of market fickleness. ♦ Pierre Hedary, who owns and operates a Mercedes- Benz repair and restoration shop in Titusville, FL, lives and breathes vintage Mercedes. $4,000,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $3,685,369 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $1,842,500 $1,485,000 $1,672,296 $1,142,951 This sale: $973,000 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 71 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 14, s/n: 1980427500152 Condition: 2- Sold at $1,142,951 Bonhams, Knokke-Heist, BEL, 10/11/2019 SCM# 6911704 Chassis # location: Tag on firewall and stamped into front crossmember Engine # location: Riveted tag and stamped number on front right side of block below head Club: 300SL Gullwing Group Web: www.gullwinggroup.com Alternatives: 1958–63 Aston Martin DB4, 1956–59 BMW 507, 1962–64 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso SCM Investment Grade: A Comps 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 42, s/n: 198042100002388 Condition: 3+ Sold at $781,611 Bonhams, Chéserex, CHE, 9/29/2019 SCM# 6913848 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Lot 361, s/n: 19800428500067 Condition: 2 Sold at $750,014 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 7/5/2019 SCM# 6906966


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American Profile Courtesy of Bonhams 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster Lee Iacocca’s personal Viper brings good — but not great — money, but that’s no real surprise by Jeff Zurschmeide Chassis number: 1B3BR65E5NV100001 SCM Condition for this car: 2+ SCM Analysis This car, Lot 65, sold for $285,500, including buyer’s premium, at Bonhams’ auction in Scottsdale, AZ, on January 16, 2020. The talk of Scottsdale this year was Rick Hendrick’s purchase of the first C8 Corvette for $3 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction. However, across town at Bonhams, a car no less significant commanded less than 10% of that money. The first Dodge Viper off the line, Lee Iacocca’s personal car, sold for $285,500. Maybe it’s unfair to compare those sales side by side. The new hot- ness is always more exciting than a well-kept museum piece, and Mr. Hendrick has a history of spending a lot of money on charity auction cars. He bought the first C7 Corvette, the first C7 Z06, and the first C7 ZR-1. Oh, and the first Camaro ZL1 too. So there’s a pattern here. Yet a trip through SCM’s Platinum Auction Database shows us this: When comparing Vipers to Vipers, what stands out about this sale is that it doesn’t really stand out. The very last production Viper, a 2017 coupe (SCM# 6875671), sold for $500,000 in June 2018, setting the high-water mark for the breed. More recently, a one-of-one 2017 ACR sold for $286,000 in April 2019 (SCM# 6901878) and a one-of-25 2017 Viper GTC ACR Snakeskin Edition sold for $220,000 (SCM# 6901879) on the same day. All of these examples featured low miles and something special about the car, but those qualities are not exactly rare for Vipers. 72 Sports Car Market Revolutionary in its day The Viper was a bold move for Iacocca’s Dodge back in 1992. The car was eye-poppingly powerful, with 400 horsepower from a Lamborghini-tuned V10 engine. The first-generation Viper hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and you would see the quarter-mile mark in 12.6 seconds. The Viper could corner at an honest one-gee in stock trim. On top of that, the Viper had the audacity to be raw and uncom- fortable. You could seriously burn your leg on the side exhausts if you weren’t careful getting out of the car. Car and Driver magazine


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famously cooked bacon and eggs on the doorsill of a Viper. The convertible top was barely an afterthought, and the windows went on with zippers. The saving grace for that top was that few people were foolhardy enough to drive an early Viper in the rain. The first-gen model was a beast, and the driver had to learn how to control it — or face the consequences. The Viper didn’t even have rudimentary anti-lock brakes or the traction/stability control that debuted on the 1992 Corvette. There were no air bags if you crashed, and no air conditioning to defog the windshield. Subsequent generations added more creature comforts and safety features until the Viper was quite tractable and cozy in either its coupe or convertible form. When the Viper ended its first production run in 2010, horsepower was up to 600 and the Viper was setting lap records at the Nürburgring — and across America. Dodge brought the Viper back in 2013. The car then boasted 640 horsepower and a full set of electronic driver-assistance and safety features. The 0–60 mph time was down to 3.5 seconds. That generation ran to the end of the 2017 model year. Then Dodge retired the Viper for good — and closed the Conner Assembly Plant where the car was made. Buying a Viper The consensus around the Sports Car Market water cooler is to buy early Vipers. These cars deliver a lot of Here’s the bottom line: If you have $50,000, you can choose from a variety of first-generation Vipers with low miles. The VIN 1 and special editions that haven’t been driven may sell for a quarter-million dollars, give or take a few thousand, but the run from the factory is quite affordable and likely to remain so. bang for your buck. Looking through the SCM Platinum Auction Database, about half of the Vipers that cross the block sell for under $50,000, with most falling in the $30,000–$50,000 range. Those under $30,000 are usually first-generation cars from 1993 to 1995. Dodge built at least 31,500 Vipers over the car’s quarter-century of production. The list of special editions and limited packages is dizzying. The Vipers that extreme low-miles and one-of-few specials, but turn up at auction tend to be the that doesn’t always guarantee a high price. For example, the serial-number 2 pilot production vehicle of the secondgeneration Viper, a 1996 roadster with just 11,100 miles (SCM# 6901880), sold at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach on April 12, 2019, for $26,400. That kind of story repeats over and over. Just 13 lots after Iacocca’s Viper at Bonhams, the first-ever 1993 Hennessey Venom 600 with 6,691 miles on the clock sold for $40,320. Hennessey built this one to 600 horsepower, and a subsequent owner added a blower and claims 1,000 horses. All that aftermarket gear doubtless kept the price down, but if what you wanted was a special low-miles Viper, this one was downright affordable. Over at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, 22 Vipers came up for sale this year. Sale prices ranged from $31,900 to $242,000. Six of those Vipers were some kind of VIN #1 model, and five were limited editions. Fifteen cars had fewer than 10,000 miles on the clock. Of those, the least-used had four miles showing, plus one seven-mile and one 10-mile car. Three more showed less than 1,000 miles. Predictably, the overlap between special editions, ultra-low miles, and high prices was substantial. Here’s the bottom line: If you have $50,000, you can choose from a variety of first-generation Vipers with low miles. The VIN 1 and special editions that haven’t been driven may sell for a quarter-million dollars, give or take a few thousand, but the run from the factory is quite affordable and likely to remain so. Dodge built a lot of Vipers. Oh yeah you should buy one — they’re a lot of fun. ♦ Jeff Zurschmeide lives and breathes the car life. SCM Editor Chester Allen covets Zurschmeide’s vintage GMC pickup. $100,000 High Auction Sales for the Past Five Years $88,000 $80,000 $60,000 $60,480 $40,000 $20,000 $0 April 2020 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 73 $49,680 $51,150 1992 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster $77,000 This sale: $285,500 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 coupe Lot 180, s/n 1B3BR65E0PV200381 Condition: 3Sold at $237,518 Artcurial, Le Mans, FRA, 7/9/2016 SCM# 6803807 Details Years produced: 1992–2010, 2013–17 Number produced: 31,500 Original list price: $2,000 Current SCM Median Valuation: $40,000 (aggregate) Tune-up cost: $500 Chassis # location: On left A-pillar Engine # location: On rear of block, below right cylinder head Club: Viper Club of America Web: www.viperclub.org Alternatives: 1992–2010 Chevrolet Corvette, 2020 Shelby GT500, 1996–2014 Jaguar XKR SCM Investment Value: B Comps 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 roadster Lot 40, s/n 1B3BR65E1RV100910 Condition: 1 Sold at $31,900 Worldwide Auctioneers, Pacific Grove, CA, 8/23/2018 SCM# 6877750 2015 Dodge Viper TA 2.0 coupe Lot 165, s/n 1C3ADEAZ9FV510303 Condition: 1Sold at $91,840 Bonhams, Amelia Island, FL, 3/8/2018 SCM# 6863689


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Race Car Profile Brian Henniker, courtesy of Gooding & Company 1970 Porsche 914/6 With apologies to Fred Rogers, this racing Porsche was the cheapest buy in a nice neighborhood by Thor Thorson Chassis number: 9140431017 SCM Condition for this car: 3 SCM Analysis This car, Lot 33, sold for $995,000, including buyer’s commission, at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale, AZ, auction on January 17, 2020. In the real-estate business, one of the most important truisms is that the best investment is the cheapest house in a great neighborhood. Yeah, it might be a tract house, but the builder is the same, the stuff inside is every bit as exotic as the fancy, bespoke stuff up the street, and you are always welcome at neighborhood parties to share tales of gauntlets thrown and victories achieved as a direct peer to the big dogs. In a nutshell, this is the situation for our subject Porsche 914/6 GT. It is probably the least-expensive factory racing Porsche that you could buy, but it is still a full-pop racing Porsche, built as a customer car but raced as effectively a factory entry at Daytona and Sebring in 1971. This car has the chops to sit with the big boys. Howdy, neighbor During the late 1960s, Volkswagen wanted a new car to replace their Type 35 Karmann Ghia, which had never lived up to expectations as their top-of-the-line halo car. At the same time, Porsche wanted a better entry-level offering than their 912, which was seen (with justification) as a 911 with a cheap engine. Since the very early days, Porsche had done the majority of the development work for Volkswagen, although both companies had by then pretty much outgrown the need for the association. There was one last development project left on the contract, though, so it was 74 Sports Car Market appropriate for Porsche to develop the Type 914 for both companies. The original concept was that there would be one car with two engines: The 4-cylinder would be sold as a Volkswagen and the 6-cylinder as a Porsche. It was a nifty design, as it was the first mid-engine sporting car to hit the market, with wheels out on the corners for a compact car with very low polar moments. There was only one body style, a Targa-roofed two-seater built with steel body panels over a steel unibody chassis structure. Porsche was concerned with their brand in the United States, so both the 4-cylinder cars and 6-cylinder cars were branded as Porsches in the North American market. The 4-cylinder cars were sold as VW


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Porsche in the rest of the world. Karmann built all of the rolling chassis, shipping the fours to Volkswagen and the sixes to Porsche for engine installation and final assembly. I recall driving one of the first 914/4s to find its way to Colorado, and was impressed by how compact and quick it felt, but I was also very aware that it was still a Volkswagen. It was soft, with lots of body roll and a severe lack of horsepower. As such, the car earned the sniveling condescension that only a relatively young Alfisti could bestow. The 6-cylinder car, of course, was a different matter. It’s you I like Sharing a chassis and almost all details with the VW 914, Porsche set to deliver a real Porsche to its 914/6 customers. The engine, although a detuned version of the 911T, still delivered 110 horsepower to the VW’s 80 horsepower. The 914/6’s brakes were bigger and vented in front. The wheels were wider, the gearing was shorter to accommodate the higher-revving 911 engine, and roll bars were installed front and rear. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect that spring rates were increased as well. It certainly created a completely different feeling in the performance, which was now sporting, crisp and balanced, notably quick and light on its feet as compared to the 914/4. Although an impressive car, the 914/6 was never a commercial success. Visually undifferentiated from the Air-cooled Porsche values rose for years during a feeding frenzy that faded after about 2015. The past few years have not been particularly kind to most air-cooled Porsches. 914/4 (look for a numeral 6 on the back), it ended up only slightly cheaper than the 911T sitting next to it on the showroom floor. Porsche gave up on it in 1972, having sold only 3,351 of them (versus 115,000 of the 914/4). It was replaced with the unlamented 924, which had its own issues. It’s such a good feeling Short, stiff and light, the 914/6 chassis proved to be an excellent basis for a production racer. Although up to its neck with the 917 and 908 pure racers in FIA endurance racing, Porsche found time to develop the 914/6 as an entrant in the production-based Grand Touring class. As a mid-engine design, it had substantial advantages in handling and weight (230 pounds lighter) over the 911 S racers while using effectively the same engine. To make the conversion, Porsche strengthened the chassis and front suspension, replaced the deck lids, bumpers and rockers with fiberglass, and fitted much larger brakes and wheels with appropriate spring and shock upgrades. The engine went from an anemic 110 horsepower to a strong 210 hp at 8,000 rpm — while remaining at 2 liters. The 914/6 GT proved itself to be a very successful racer. In 1970 it took 1st in class and 6th overall at Le Mans — and finished 1-2-3 at the punishing 86 hours of Nürburgring. Our subject car was sold new to Canada where, with Sunoco sponsorship and factory help, in 1971 it took 1st April 2020 75 in class and 7th overall at Daytona and (while struggling with throttle-cable issues) 4th in class at Sebring. Won’t you be my neighbor? One of the enduring issues with collector interest in warrior-class racers is that they lose their treasured originality as they are used on the racetrack. Engines and transaxles get blown up and replaced, bodies get smashed, and eventually they molder away in some back corner before being rediscovered. Today’s car was far luckier, being raced only a few more times before being sold to a Porsche Club true believer who detuned the engine, painted it silver — and then used it as his personal street treasure. It then passed through a series of equally loving owners before being brought back to its original racer configuration with virtually all original components. Air-cooled Porsche values rose for years during a feeding frenzy that faded after about 2015. The past few years have not been particularly kind to most air-cooled Porsches. Certain cars have managed to avoid the downward drift in market enthusiasm — particularly Porsche’s factory-backed pure racing cars. The number of suitors waving their paddles for RS, RSK, 904, 906 and 908 racers has dropped, but there are still at least a few there, and the hammer price for the eventual buyer has held up well. We are back to talking about the great Porsche race- car neighborhood: It’s still an excellent place to be. Today’s 914/6 GT sold for a bit under the published estimate, which suggests that it barely met reserve and the seller had to be realistic about nodding yes, but it was the right answer. This was an excellent car, fairly bought and sold — and the most economical entry into a great neighborhood. ♦ Thor Thorson wrote his first Race Profile for SCM way back in 2003. He has owned this part of the magazine ever since, much to the delight of all. 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA coupe Lot 264, s/n AR752621 Condition 2Sold at $275,145 Bonhams, Chichester, U.K., 9/13/14 SCM# 256032 1970 Porsche 914/6 convertible Lot 342, s/n 9140431533 Condition 3 Sold at $196,733 Bonhams, Paris, FRA, 2/8/17 SCM# 6827612 Details Years produced: 1970 Number produced: 16 Original cost: $11,500 Current SCM Median Valuation: $1 million (this car) Chassis # location: Left corner of windscreen Engine # location: By distributor base at front (with twin plug distributor it’s effectively invisible) Club: Porsche Club of America Web: www.pca.org Alternatives: 1965–71 Alfa Romeo GTA, 1966–70 Porsche 911S, 1963–67 Alfa Romeo GTZ Comps 1970 Porsche 914/6 GT racer Lot 131, s/n 9140432505 Condition 3+ Sold at $297,654 RM Sotheby’s, Paris, FRA, 2/7/18 SCM# 6858256


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Next Gen Profile Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight This is a great BMW, and it is rare. But paying a huge premium for a former Paul Walker car somehow feels wrong by Nick Jaynes Chassis number: WBSBF9322SEH08048 SCM Condition for this car: 2+ SCM Analysis This car, Lot 1371, sold at $385,000, including buyer’s premium, at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, AZ, auction on January 18, 2020. I’ve never understood the draw of celebrity-owned cars. I mean, why would you want one? The owner’s celebrity doesn’t imbue the car with special driving characteristics. Nor do the cars take on any of their owners’ chiseled good looks — they look the same as variants we plebeians drive. And unless I’ve gravely misunderstood the laws of the afterlife, I’m pretty certain the deceased star’s ghost doesn’t come with the car, either. This is why it irked me to watch a 1995 BMW M3 Lightweight for- merly owned by “Fast & Furious” movie franchise star Paul Walker sell for $385,000 when it crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in January. “Fast & Furious” is Famous & Rich Walker played leading man in seven of the “Fast & Furious” movies before his untimely death in November 2013. Since his demise, Walker’s celebrity has arguably risen to quasi-legendary status — in segments of the car community, at least. The “Fast & Furious” franchise did for street racing what Marlon Brando’s 1953 film “The Wild One” did for leather-clad biker gangs: It made a bunch of outsiders mainstream. Because of Walker and his 76 Sports Car Market “Furious” cohort, illegal street racing — and all the obnoxious modifications and accoutrements that go with it — spread across the U.S. like wildfire. For years following the release of “Fast & Furious,” you couldn’t pass a high school or mall parking lot without a sea of slammed VW Jettas and Acura Integras assaulting your senses. Covered in Day


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Glo livery and barking away with cheap Chinese coffee-can cat-back exhaust systems, the” Furious” fanboy cars had about all the subtlety of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. But this is a bone I’ll pick another day — or maybe in a few paragraphs. The inflated price this M3 Lightweight fetched — simply for having been celebrity-owned — is my real beef with this auction. Before we get to that, though, let’s remember why the M3 Lightweight is so special. Fast, light and hard to find In 1990s, the E36 3 Series was seen as a bit of a departure. It was bigger, softer and heavier than its predecessors. The M3 Lightweight was created to appease the brand’s most ardent supporters and purists — even if only a hundred or so of them. The M3 Lightweight got BMW’s 240-horsepower S50B30 3.0-liter inline 6, along with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The E36 Lightweight is said to do a 0–60 run in 5.7 seconds on the way to a limited 147-mph top speed. This M3’s “Lightweight” moniker involves addition and subtraction. Engineers specified aluminum door skins, cloth seats, carbon-fiber trim, thinner sound deadening, and special lightweight carpeting. They also omitted the stereo, air conditioning, sunroof and factory toolkit. As a result, the Lightweight boasts a 2,950-pound curb weight — 220 pounds lighter than the standard M3. However, Bimmer left some bolt-on extras neatly packaged in plastic in the trunk. These included a larger oil pan with dual pickups, a strut-tower brace, additional underbody bracing components, and a hefty rear wing. All M3 Lightweights were finished in Alpine White III paint with tri-color checkered decals on the left front and right rear corners. Although keen to demonstrate with the M3 Lightweight that it still had an eye on its more pared-down past, BMW only built 126 examples. Oddly, Paul Walker owned five of them. The Lightweight is a pleasure to drive. It has an immediacy in its throttle response that is unparalleled even by today’s supercars. It’s light on its feet (not surprisingly) but it’s not so featherweight that it feels flighty at high speeds. Details Year produced: 1995 Number produced: 126 Original list price: $48,470 (base) Current SCM Median Valuation: $121,000 Tune-up cost: $800 Chassis # location: On the dashboard near the lower left windshield, on the end of the left front door and on the gear housing The Paul Walker celebrity factor During the past several years, a couple of M3 Lightweights crossed the auction block, fetching between $121,000 and $145,000. However, Mr. Walker’s 4,600-mile example sold for two and a half to three times what the others went for — with similar mileage. Why? The reason is obvious: Mr. Walker’s famous rump once rested in its driver’s seat. And I just can’t wrap my head around why that matters. My palms sweat just imagining admitting to people that I paid three times the going rate for a car because it once numbered amongst a famous person’s collection, let alone Paul Walker. I get the appeal of some celebrity provenance. Steve McQueen was an effortlessly cool actor and an incredibly talented and fearless race-car driver. I understand how some of the cars McQueen owned could fetch a bit more money than other examples. But Paul Walker? I don’t know. I don’t want to speak ill of the dead, but Paul Walker wasn’t exactly an acting powerhouse or a crossover cultural icon. I can’t fathom how this Walker-owned Lightweight is worth three times more, especially considering he owned four other examples. I think the fact that Walker owned five M3 Lightweights ultimately speaks the loudest about the place we’re currently in. The sports-car pickings from the 1990s are pretty slim. The few exciting breakout models, such as the M3 Lightweight and Toyota Supra Twin Turbo, for example, aren’t really worth the prices at which they’re transacting. They’re really just a couple of bright spots in an otherwise pretty dark and dreary era. So consider this auction emblematic of the lackluster 1990s rather than an expression of Walker’s greatness. Walker was no Steve McQueen. ♦ Nick Jaynes started writing for SCM a couple of years ago. His passion for cars and adventure shows through in all of his stories. April 2020 1995 BMW M3 CSL Lightweight coupe Lot F193, s/n: WBSBF932XSEH07178 Condition: 2- Not sold at $35,000 Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, MO, 3/29/2012 SCM# 197569 1995 BMW M3 CSL Lightweight coupe Lot 28, s/n: WBSBF9326SEH07534 Condition: 1Sold at $145,750 Gooding & Co, Amelia Island, FL, 3/11/2017 SCM# 6827716 1995 BMW M3 CSL Lightweight coupe Lot 676, s/n: WBSBF9321SEH07179 Condition: 1Sold at $121,000 Barrett-Jackson, Uncasville, CT, 6/20/2018 SCM# 6872586 Engine # location: Under the inlet manifold Club: BMW Car Club of America Web: www.bmwcca.org Alternatives: 1996–97 Porsche 993 Twin Turbo, 1994 BMW M3-R, 1994 BMW M3 GT SCM Investment Grade: C Comps 77


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Next Gen Market Moment Courtesy of BH Auction 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432R A rare Japanese Domestic Market car roars to a record price at a Japanese auction Sold at ¥88,550,000 ($807,665) BH Auction, Tokyo, Japan January 11, 2020, Lot 16 Chassis number: PS3000289 SCM Condition for this car: 1- offered in Japan are viewed in Japan. The Z432R is a couple of models past from the original base Fairlady Y Z. The original Fairlady Z (S30) came with an L20 2.0-liter inline 6, while the U.S. market received a more powerful L24 2.4-liter inline 6. In 1969, when the first Nissan Skyline GT-R was released, it was equipped with an S20 2.0-liter DOHC cross-flow head with triple Mikuni Solex carburetors for the inline 6. This new top end increased the setup by 40 horsepower. This new S20 engine was then used a year later in the Z432 and Z432R. Light and fast The Z432 had a close-ratio 5-speed transmission, stiffer suspen- sion, a limited-slip differential and dual-pipe exhaust. The real weight savings came with the Z432R model. Fiberglass hood, plexiglass side windows and hatch window, a 26-gallon gas tank (up from 16), bucket seats and magnesium wheels. The factory even removed all the heating components and clock. On top of all that, thinner metal was used for the body, decreasing its weight over 220 pounds. The Fairlady Z initially came out in December 1969. The Z432 and the Z432R cars were released in 1970. Despite having a race-spec version available, sales were stagnant. At first, the race-spec setup made it impossible for the car to get a vehicle inspection. That means it was illegal to drive on public roads. Of course, this made the car even more desirable — to people who wanted to purchase an expensive race car. 78 Sports Car Market ou may have seen this car already on your newsfeed — possibly in articles or posts on how the American market sees the 240Z and its history. Many writers don’t consider how the cars that were only Very rare cars There were only 20 to 30 cars produced, with only about 10 left in existence. To put the sale price in perspective, there was also a Z432 at the same auction that sold for ¥16,280,000 ($149,222). This Z432 car actually sold at RM Sotheby’s 2017 Amelia Island auction for $170,500 (Lot 244). To put the rarity of the two cars in perspective, there were about 420 of the Z432 built. It’s tough to own an old car in Japan. Old cars have higher registration fees, and they must pass a very difficult vehicle inspection that requires everything in working order. In addition, Japanese owners need a parking spot that won’t leave the car out to rust. All these challenges make older cars more expendable in Japan — except with car enthusiasts. In short, this is a rare car. There are possibly just 10 remaining. Couple that with the great legacy of Nissan at the time. It’s also a raretrim car — and was probably the first one offered in a public auction. So, yes, the bidding was wild. It is tough to say if it was well sold or bought, but at least two people thought it was worth bids well over $750,000. Wow. — Brian Baker ♦


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Next Gen Rising Sun Recent Sales of Significant Japanese Cars That Are Market Leaders — or Future Collectibles by Brian Baker 1971 Datsun 240Z #21750. S/N HLS3004684. 21,750 miles. “Original L24 inline 6, 4-speed manual gearbox, single-family-owned through 2019, Racing Green over brown vinyl, paint meter readings of 2–5 mils, new Vredestein tires, recent carb tune and oil change, original window sticker, spare parts.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $310,000. Bring A Trailer, 1/29/2020. Brian’s take: During the last couple of seconds of this auction, Bring a Trailer’s website servers were practically on fire. It was starting to slow people’s commenting and bidding on other auctions. Comments had to be turned off on this auction — just so the bidders could keep up. Just a few hours before the end, the car was at $110k. People wanted this car. Who’s to blame them? This is a first-series 240Z with fewer than 30,000 original miles, a good detailing, original parts and even an online comment from one of the original Datsun mechanics who used to service this car. This car was a near-impossible find, so when this auction appeared, people started following closely. As is typical with these auctions, some anoraks tried to pick apart the car. Does it have the correct battery and sticker placement? What about the correct bolts? Thick skin is needed when selling a car on a website 1989 Nissan Skyline #26434. S/N BNR32010127. “This Skyline R32 was owned by ‘The Fast and the Furious’ star Paul Walker, RB26DETT 2.6-liter twin-turbo inline 6, 5-speed manual transmission, stripped interior with a full roll cage, Sparco racing seat, fire extinguisher A’PEXi exhaust, KOYORAD radiator, Enkei RPF1 wheels, Endless brake calipers. Bill of sale only.” Condition: 2-. SOLD AT $100,100. Barrett-Jackson, 1/11/2020. Brian’s take: For younger car enthusiasts, Paul Walker is the closest thing we have to a Steve McQueen. He was the star of the most popular car movies of this generation. He also did a lot outside of the car world with his humanitarian efforts. When part of his car collection came to Barrett-Jackson, many fans had a chance to own a Walker car. This Nissan Skyline GT-R is already an up-andcoming collector car, but the bidding soared because the car was 1981 Toyota Hilux SR5 Pickup #193292372434. S/N JT4RN38D9B0008912. 12,000 miles. “One owner from 1981 through 2019. Factory black on black, factory 5-speed, factory air conditioning, factory SR5 package, 22R 4-cylinder engine, 4-wheel drive with locking hubs, power steering, power brakes and disc brakes, New BFGoodrich Mud Terrain, original radio and original Toyota toolkit.” Condition: 1. SOLD AT $19,300. eBay, 1/13/2020. Brian’s take: Bring a Trailer isn’t the only online auction with nice Japanese collector cars. Some great cars are still on eBay. This Hilux sold for big money — and for good reasons. Toyota’s SR5 trim is their top-of-the-line model, with all the nice options. The ad doesn’t state whether the paint is original, but I suspect it is, as the truck has only 12,000 miles on the clock. Original wheels and tires would be a bonus, but the ones on the truck are fine. I doubt there are many 1981 Toyota trucks this pristine. While the price is high, I think this truck is well bought. ♦ 80 Courtesy of Barrett-Jackson Paul Walker’s. A nice-condition R32 GT-R is $22k–$25k. If this were a non-celebrity car, it would be worth somewhere south of $15,000, as it only has a bill of sale. Well sold. Courtesy of Bringatrailer.com with an open comment section. While the Franklin Mint 240Z sold for $124,240 (August 2019, “Rising Sun,” p. 90), that car was restored, while our subject car is original. A car is only original once, and that originality is what the bidders valued. Well sold. Courtesy of eBay Sports Car Market


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AUCTIONS IN THIS ISSUE $137.4m Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ p. 90 $36m Gooding & Company, Scottsdale, AZ p. 102 $30.3m RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ p. 112 $18.4m Leake, Scottsdale, AZ p. 122 $10.7m Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, AZ p. 132 $8.4m Bonhams, Scottsdale, AZ p. 142 $5.6m Worldwide, Tempe, AZ p. 152 $2.6m MAG, Peoria, AZ p. 164 RM Sotheby’s rolls out the red carpet for spectators to view automotive royalty at the Phoenix, AZ, auction. Photo by Jim Pickering


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Market Reports Overview Arizona Avoids Monterey’s Market Dive Between the ups and downs, the market appears pretty stable Top 10 Sales This Issue (Land Auctions Only) by Chad Tyson T 1. 1995 Ferrari F50 coupe, $3,222,500—Gooding & Co., AZ, p. 110 2. 1932 Hispano-Suiza J12 dual-cowl phaeton, $2,425,000— Gooding & Co., AZ, p. 110 3. 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster, $2,370,000—RM Sotheby’s, AZ, p. 118 4. 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter cabriolet, $1,930,000—Bonhams, AZ, p. 148 5. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, $1,930,000—Gooding & Co., AZ, p. 108 6. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spider, $1,710,000—RM Sotheby’s, AZ, p. 116 7. 2017 Ford GT coupe, $1,485,000—Barrett-Jackson, AZ, p. 100 8. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV coupe, $1,391,000—RM Sotheby’s, AZ, p. 118 9. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, $1,270,000—RM Sotheby’s, AZ, p. 114 10. 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S coupe, $1,242,500—Gooding & Co., AZ, p. 108 Best Buys 1969 Lancia Fulvia coupe, $15,680—Bonhams, AZ, p. 148 86 he collector-car world rolls on. That’s the takeaway from the 2020 Arizona Auction Week. The biggest difference from 2019 was the num- ber of auctions, with eight of them this year spread over more than a week. Each of the eight sales told their own story, from several near-misses on multimillion-dollar sales that would have instantly changed the whole perception of that sale, to a couple of newcomers setting up shop. All those chapters added up to the most option-laden Arizona week ever. Of the 3,853 cars that crossed auction blocks, 3,103 sold for an 81% overall sell-through rate. Both the number of sold and offered cars are record highs for Arizona Auction Week. The $249,671,313 total is not a record-breaker, however. It is a 1% uptick from the 2019 totals, but it’s still a far cry from the 2015 high of $294.4m. Still, it doesn’t even come close to the 32% overall drop in Monterey from 2018 to 2019. True, the Arizona auctions are not the same as the Monterey sales, but none of this happens in a vacuum. The sudden drop from Monterey might have scared folks from putting money into collector cars at the next major gathering and beyond. That’s not how it worked out. The average per-car price ranged from $20,271 at MAG up to $291,690 at Gooding & Company, with an overall average per car of $80,461. That’s the lowest figure since 2011, which tells me the softening market we’ve had since 2016 is still clunking along. Still, let’s not pretend that $80k spent on a car is chump change. Nothing is forever It won’t always be this way. Things always change — the nature of life and all that. So we may as well enjoy the experience for what it is in the meantime. This might have been the last time we see so many cars gather in Arizona — and not due to a sudden, surprising lack of parking. I’ll repeat my stand that eight sales won’t show up in Arizona next January. There’s an insane amount of competition for consignments. I don’t think the squeeze will be worth the effort for each auction house when planning next year’s sales. Furthering this belief, I’ve seen a number of regional auction companies not even hold sales due to lack of consignments during the end of 2019. The proliferation of online auction platforms is another concern for the consigning teams. It’s going to be interesting to watch how the auction companies modify their approach over the coming years. Scottsdale is one of the tent-pole events in the auction calendar — and it comes at the start of the calendar year. The rest of this year will be interesting. What we know for sure Remember these things: There are some bargains out there — right now. At the same time, some people continue to overvalue their cars. Great cars will always sell for greater prices. Second- tier cars can have great value on the road. Cars aren’t just monetary investments. They’re fun, fascinating machines that are designed and built for driving. Finally, we’re seeing a lot of younger collectors entering the scene. This is great news. They may not love your cars right now, but they probably will in the future. ♦ Sales Totals of Auctions in This Issue MAG Peoria, AZ January 10–12, 2020 January 11–19, 2020 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ January 15, 2020 Leake January 15–19, 2020 Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ January 15–19, 2020 Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ January 16, 2020 RM Sotheby’s Phoenix, AZ January 16–17, 2020 Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ January 17–18, 2020 $0 $25m Scottsdale, AZ Worldwide Tempe, AZ $5.6m $18.4m $10.7m $8.4m $30.3m $36.2m $50m 1: National concours standard/perfect 2: Very good, club concours, some small flaws 3: Average daily driver in decent condition $75m 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 $100m $125m $150m $2.6m $137.4m 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe, $156,800—Gooding & Co., AZ, p. 107 1966 Shelby GT350 H fastback, $88,000—Russo and Steele, AZ, p. 138 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, $775,000—Gooding & Co., AZ, p. 106 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV coupe, $1,391,000—RM Sotheby’s, AZ, p. 118 Sports Car Market


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Market Reports Overview Buy/Sell/Hold Striking when star power is hot, and hold on to those 240Zs a little longer by Jim Pickering Buy: Condition 2 Next Gen Icons The best of the best Next Gen cars are bringing high prices at auction — the 240Zs, the twin-turbo Supras, the FD RX-7s. These best-of cars are the ones with light miles and great condition, and they’re rightfully leading the pack in terms of value. You’ve seen them profiled in previous issues of SCM, and you’ll likely see more of them in the future. The market is moving up on models that were previously viewed as “used cars.” That leaves a window of time — and an opportunity — on stuff that might have a few issues here or there, or may have slightly higher miles than the minty examples you’ve seen in these pages. Market tastes are shifting — either through younger buyers directly or because of their influence — and eventually, the not-as-minty versions of the cars they crave will see boosts in value as well. These icons of the 1990s and 2000s are buys right now. If you can find a nice-spec 6-speed Supra turbo, or an R32 Skyline, or a second-gen CRX that you consider second-tier in condition, don’t be afraid to pay a second-tier price — or slightly above — to own it right now. Do some work, bring it up a level, and be ready to sell in a few years’ time. They won’t stay cheap for long, and you’ll be glad you bought when you did. Sell: Star Cars Steve McQueen and Paul Walker have been all over the car world lately, thanks to some high-profile sales in Florida and Scottsdale in January. Star power is at an all-time high right now, and that means if you have something that was owned by a currently relevant actor, racer or other famous person, it’s probably a good time to bring it to market. There are buyers looking for just that kind of history, and if what we saw in January is any indication, they’re willing to pay premiums for the right cars in the right condition. If you’ve been sitting on a Phil Hill racer, a certain black Charger, a certain blue Skyline or a crumpled-up pile of Porsche 550 parts, it’s time to make a few phone calls and plan for Monterey. Hold: Datsun 240Z “Rising Sun” columnist Brian Baker was in my office recently talk- ing about how the market is flooded with 240Zs, and that’s been driving prices down. His current project is a 280Z, so he pays close attention to 240Z, 260Z and 280Z pricing at auction. Later that week, Bring a Trailer sold a green 1971 240Z for $310k (see “Rising Sun,” p. 80.), which set a new high-water mark for the model and changed the conversation. Yes, there are a lot of 240Zs out there, and yes, there aren’t that many in really great condition. But this 911-fighter has really come into its own as a collector car over the past few years, and the jury is still out on whether there’s still room for great examples to grow. Considering that, this is a hold right now, at least until the market shakes out a little more. ♦ 88 Sports Car Market BUY SELL HOLD bringatrailer.com


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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ Barrett-Jackson — Scottsdale 2020 Best-ever sales total in Barrett-Jackson’s 49 years of auctioning collector cars Company Barrett-Jackson Date January 11–19, 2020 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Mast Auctioneers: Joseph Mast, lead auctioneer Automotive lots sold/offered 1,929/1,930 Sales rate 99.95% Sales total $137,353,770 High sale 2017 Ford GT coupe, sold at $1,485,000 If you missed out on this one, there’s one for sale online; asking price of $1.5 million — 2017 Ford GT coupe, sold at $1,485,000 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by John Boyle Market opinions in italics S ales increased by 10%, the rise of the resto-mods continued, “Youngtimers” continued to post some surprising numbers, charity cars raised big money, and the cars you expected to do well did well. So despite whatever nervousness there is in the world, the sun continued to rise in the east and set in the west over the BarrettJackson empire. Over 1,900 cars sold for $137.4 million, which is the highest-ever total for BarrettJackson in Scottsdale, including $7.6 million from nine charity lots. That’s a 36% increase since 2017, a healthy sum by any measure. The top non-charity sales came from a pair of near-new 2017 Ford GTs. Continuing their heady appreciation from their original $500,000 MSRP, they sold for $1,485,000 and $1,182,000 respectively. Taking third place was a rare 1969 Camaro ZL1 COPO, one of 69 produced, which sold for an auction record of $1,094,500. Last year, Barrett-Jackson president Steve Davis called the emergence of the high-dollar resto-mod movement a “major generational shift” in the hobby. That trend continued with 90 strong numbers, both in cars and sale prices. An informal census of the catalog shows that 44 stock C1 and C2 Corvettes were offered, while resto-mods numbered 42. During a walk through the main tent where the prime-time (read: high-value) cars were parked, the numerical supremacy of resto-mods was clear. Longtime favorites did well: An Aston Martin DB5 sold for $660,000, 2005–06 Ford GTs held their own in their $300k–$450k neighborhood, and E-types, ranging from perfect to merely very good, sold between $110k–$180k. I had a chance to speak with a couple of builders of high-end Corvette resto-mods. Interestingly, both said they had been doing them for a while; one said he has completed 59 Corvettes since 2006. While the basic formula is the same — custom chassis, new crate motor, luxurious interior — there is always the pressure to “up their game” by incorporating new components and technologies. One-off designs are common thanks to CNC machines. I asked one resto-mod builder about the difficulties of the work. He said, “Getting a solid ’63 Split-Window is the hardest part of the job. They used to be fairly easy to come by; now I have to pay $50k–$60k for a good one.” Why not use a reproduction body? “If a guy is going to spend $300,000 for a car, he wants a real VIN, otherwise it looks too much like a kit car,” he said. He knows his market; his ’63 sold for $385,000. And that wasn’t the top of the market, as another C2 custom sold for $440,000. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Barrett- Jackson Scottsdale. The event, offerings and, of course, prices, have changed over the years, but the event itself is so large and established that it has created its own place in the collector-car universe. It’ll be interesting to see how they top this record-setting year. ♦ Sales Totals $150m $120m $90m $60m $30m 0 Sports Car Market 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016


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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #420-1960 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT7L3931. Red/ black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 2,074 miles. Restored in the mid-’80s and driven just 7k miles since. The restoration is aging well, the paint has wear you’d expect: a two-inch scratch on front fender, chips around the tonneau snaps. However, the chrome is showing its age...especially the grille and headlight trim. Bumpers are much better. Interior is nicely broken-in, with wear to hand-brake lever. Front seats reportedly new, back seats hidden by tonneau. Hood not open, but catalog photos show wear and dirt. Firewall and fender wells are in a different color. Cond: 3. 5-speed. Sold $118k below the SCM median, but $50,000 above what the last RHD DB5 in the SCM Platinum Auction Database, a similar-condition car at Bonhams Scottsdale 2019 (SCM# 689127), brought in the U.S. Our reporter there stated, “Why was it let go so cheaply is a mystery.” My thoughts exactly. Like him, I’m left to wonder whether it was the RHD or some unseen factor. It might be as simple as younger American buyers have trouble spending that kind of money on an oldschool, 6-cylinder car that they can’t drive without hearing countless James Bond jokes. #1303-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk SOLD AT $33,000. There were nine Healey 100/3000s at the sale; this was the least expensive of the bunch. I thought it would be interesting to showcase one like you might encounter at your local British car club. Not a bad car, although I lost some of my enthusiasm when I saw the engine-compartment photos and its mismatched paint. Sold for a bit more than half the SCM Pocket Price Guide’s $57k median, but I’m guessing the seller was a longtime owner and he (or his estate) still made money on the deal. #1403-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB5 coupe. S/N DB51348R. Silver Mink/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 11,397 miles. A numbersmatching U.K. car until 2008. Paint done about a decade ago, interior and other work was done in 2016–17 at a reported cost of $75,000. Not much to fault, with few signs of use or wear. Rides on chrome wires and proper Avon tires. Very good interior with plush carpets. Dash instruments sparkle with excellent chrome and a great wood steering wheel. Engine bay clean and correct. Cond: 2+. III BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJL41209. Beige metallic/black vinyl/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 19,887 miles. Restored between 2001–07 by the current owner. Driven 3,500 miles since, though you’d never know it. Painted its original metallic beige, it’s said to retain all of its original sheet metal, with the exception of one front fender. Straight body with gaps better than new. I thought the bumpers and some of the windshield chrome was a bit wavy, but it scored 987 out of 1000 points at an AustinHealey concours, so maybe they came like that. Excellent chrome rear-fender welting and wire wheels; a set of painted wires comes with the car for non-show use. Excellent, shiny wood dash and clear jewel-like instruments. Engine bay spotless and well detailed with period-style wiring and OEM Lucas tar-top battery. Cond: 2+. marks. Excellent rear bumper, front had slight scratches. Outstanding chrome wires. Interior is breathtaking in lipstick red. Engine bay not open, but catalog photos show it to be as clean as the rest of the car. Seller states the differential rebuilt with revised gearing for easier cruising, and a stainless-steel exhaust system was installed. Comes with hard top, tools, jack and Jaguar Heritage certificate. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $181,500. Scottsdale is the place to go to see perfect E-types, which is why I was excited by seeing Lot 1096.2, a driver-quality car that still sold for an impressive $110k. This later (i.e. less desirable in spite of the improvements) example sold for $90,000 above the SCM median, and according to the auction database, is the third-most-expensive E-type sold at auction in the past year. While Condition 3 cars are still common at under $100k, Condition 2 E-types routinely go for $100k and above. #393-1973 LOTUS EUROPA Twin Cam SOLD AT $134,200. There seemed to be a lot of Big Healeys for sale this year; coincidence, or does it say something about the age of the owners who have driven these since they were inexpensive, used cars? Of the nice cars offered, this was the top seller, topping the second-place car by $24k. A seven-owner car that was originally delivered to North Carolina, where it has spent much of its life. Won best in class at Hilton Head Concours, as well as many other awards. Comes with restoration photos, awards and judging sheets. Rightfully sold for double the price-guide numbers. #1289.1-1968 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series SOLD AT $660,000. Believed to be the 52nd DB5 built and one of the first cars with a ZF 92 II 4.2 open two-seater. S/N 1E16153. Black/ black cloth, black hard top/red leather. Odo: 43,362 miles. Seller states fewer than 20 miles on a $200k restoration of a matching-numbers example of a Series II car. Excellent paint and bodywork, paint has very slight polishing coupe. S/N 73043366R. Brown metallic/black vinyl. Odo: 39,950 miles. Older paint (in a very period color, likely factory) is still showing well, with no cracks. Excellent bumpers and window trim, original glass without issues. Very good seats and carpet for a nearly 50-year-old British sports car. Clean businesslike engine bay and rear trunk. Front trunk not quite as nice, with some threadbare carpet, but seller just put a new spare tire in it. Seller says it’s been recently serviced with new transmission mounts, new brake lines, shoes, cylinders and calipers, as well as new tie-rod ends. Seller also states, “The electrical system is well sorted.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,800. A mid-engine sports car for the masses. I’ve liked these ever since one showed up on “The Avengers” (the hip, ’60s U.K. secret-agent series, not the Marvel comic books) when I was an impressionable kid. I finally got a chance to drive one a few years back and it was a joy; however, my six-footthree-inch frame barely fit. It took me two min- Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ utes to get into—and five to get out of—with me ending up on my hands and knees. This price was a bit above the SCM median. Considering the recent work, fairly sold and a bit of a bargain. GERMAN #185-1956 BMW ISETTA 300 microcar. S/N 494153. Red & white/black vinyl/cream vinyl. Odo: 10,031 miles. A nice restoration, but it didn’t strike me as up to factory standards. Replated bumper has waves and wear to area where occupants step. Window seals wrinkled with age but still supple. Basic bench seat shows some wear. Not much of a dash, just a pod behind the steering wheel; its single gauge has good glass. Engine compartment not open for inspection; photos show it to be clean and as shiny as the rest of the car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $258,500. One owner since 1974, known detailed history since 1971. Bid to, but not sold for, $240,000 at Mecum Monterey 2019 (SCM# 6908549). The reporter said it could have sold for that price, but since it brought another $18,500 here, the owner is probably happy he made the short drive to Scottsdale. The SCM median for this model is a healthy $415,000, and I’m not sure how this car could have been substantially improved to warrant that kind of money. By comparison, a similar T-6 in black, rated #1, sold for $610k at Gooding Pebble Beach back in August (SCM # 6906971), which the analyst there called well sold. #1064-1964 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER 21-window Samba microbus. S/N 1194368. Red & white/white cloth/gray vinyl. Odo: 46,647 miles. Subject of a recent rotisserie restoration backed up with a binder of photos. Great paint and bodywork, with new canvas sunroof. Bumpers good, excellent side trim with new rubber inserts. Seller says original clock, instruments and kick panels restored. All glass said to be original except two of the skylights. Seats look like they haven’t been sat in, engine compartment likewise spotless. Cond: 2. onents...to which a famous Porsche collector might say, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” Comes with books, history and Porsche CoA. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $148,500. The opening line of the catalog description is forthright: “Stunning 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo, aka the Widowmaker.” The seller must figure Porsche fans will know its old reputation, so might as well go with it. Well sold $44,000 above the SCM median, this car certainly looked well cared for. #1371.1-1991 BMW M3 coupe. S/N WBSAK032MAE34323. Alpine White II/black cloth. Odo: 7,644 miles. An E30 homologated for DTM touring car racing with unique wider bodywork, a higher-revving race engine, upgraded brakes, suspension and transmission. Factory paint and all original body panels. Large filled-in chip atop rear spoiler. Factory side skirts looked a bit yellow, but that could change in sunlight. A vintage BMW dealer who knew the car commented there were about 20 minor deviations from factory stock, all made before Paul Walker bought the car. Slight creasing to driver’s seat. Engine bay was spotless, One of 5,300 U.S.-spec cars. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,500. As they say, cute sells, and you can’t get much cuter than this diminutive one-door. But even cute can’t outrun a changing market. Five years ago, the price guide gave these a range of $29k–$55k; now the median is listed as $31k. This car sold right where it should have. #1342.2-1962 PORSCHE 356B T-6 road- ster. S/N 89748. Oslo Blue/black cloth/ red leather. Odo: 50,989 miles. One of just 248 twin-grille convertibles and brought up to full Super 90 standard. Porsche CoA and Kardex confirm it was built with this color scheme. Excellent paint, and while it’s tough to judge under the tent lights, it looks to have the correct sheen of older Porsches. Likewise with the bumpers and trim. Excellent panel gaps. New interior, reproduction rubber mat. Engine bay not open but catalog photos show it to be pristine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $104,500. Gratefully kitsch-free; not a peace sign or surfboard in sight. Yes, it’s a lot of money for something most of us studiously avoided when we were young. Sold for $15k less than the SCM median, likely because it’s a 21-, not 23-window example. #1145.1-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N 9309700310. Grand Prix White/ black leather. Odo: 29,562 miles. Minor wear to factory paint with the usual polishing marks and some chips to nose. Each A-pillar has a one-inch paint crack at base of rain gutters. Interior great with modern radio added. Engine compartment is that of a car that’s been driven, with wear and age to some comp- SOLD AT $220,000. The E30 M3 is a legend among BMWs, with a host of Touring Car Championships to its credit. Sold well above the price-guide median of $78,500. With low miles, celebrity provenance and excellent condition, it easily topped the the previous mostexpensive E30 M3 road car in our auction database, the $175,186 paid for an 80,000mile Sport Evolution example at Silverstone Classics 2018 (SCM# 6877216). Well sold, with the proceeds going to the Paul Walker Foundation. #1373-1995 BMW M3 Lightweight coupe. S/N WBSBF932SEH08047. Alpine White II/gray cloth. Odo: 42,514 miles. A factory lightweight, made about 220 pounds lighter than a standard E36 M3 by the deletion of sound deadening, a/c, radio and other creature comforts. Excellent paint on original panels; however, at least one fender has been repainted. Clear-bra material on nose and mirrors turning yellow. There are signs that a roll cage was installed at one time. Some wear to driver’s seat, and slight bowing of rear seat cushion where the roll cage was fitted. Minor mods: shift knob, gauges, muffler, not likely to find favor with BMW faithful. Engine bay shows slight use and a light coat of dust. Overall, it’s in exceptional condition for a performance car with those miles. Cond: 2. 94 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ some bubbles on the roof. Window trim aged. Pitting on side light bezels. Interior surprisingly good considering its age and the fragility of Japanese plastics of the period. A sticker warns drivers “3/4 tank,” so I’ll guess that the fuel gauge isn’t working. The golf-cart-size tires are sure to get a laugh from the younger crowd. Underhood is very tidy and factory correct. Cond: 3+. with the exception of some wear to driver’s seat. Underhood clean and as you’d expect, factory correct with new Toyota battery fitted. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $258,500. One of 120 (or 126) M3 Lightweights built for the U.S. market. One of five in Paul Walker’s collection. This one brought the second-highest price after the $385,000 brought by the 4,600-mile Lot 1371. Another, Lot 1372.1, hammered at $242,000, while Lots 1372 and 1373.1 each sold for $220,000. When asked why Walker would own five similar cars, a vintage BMW dealer who knew the cars suggested that Walker bought them a decade or so ago when they were still relatively inexpensive and were likely purchased as investments. Well sold, with proceeds going to the Paul Walker Foundation. ITALIAN #1407.1-1972 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 06966. Argento Auteuil/beige leather. Odo: 47,165 miles. A driver-quality car with some wear to paint, a bit of road rash to the nose and the usual polishing marks. A very small ding on right rear fender. Likewise, bumpers have wear and scratches. Interior has wear, some seam splitting beginning on driver’s seat. Engine compartment not open, but catalog photos show it to be that of a driven, maintained car. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $20,900. An amazing time capsule from the early days of the Japanese imports. In remarkable condition, sold above the (rare) price-guide numbers, but probably not out of line considering its rarity and condition. #1574.1-1981 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER FJ40 SUV. S/N FJ40931431. Green/gray cloth & vinyl. Odo: 94,129 miles. A fresh restoration to stock configuration. Paint looks a bit thick but is well applied. New rubber seals on original glass. Stock dash holds aftermarket modern radio, with added speakers in rear. New seat covers and sidefacing jump seats in back. Engine compartment clean and correct. New tires. Firewall tags in Japanese. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $71,500. How much of a premium would you pay for a super-low-mile, 33-yearold car? The SCM price guide lists a $32k median for this generation of Turbo Supra, so in this case it was more than double. This isn’t the unicorn you might expect, as Lot 1036 parked next to it was another Canadian car, red with only 91 miles; it sold for $88k. To place those numbers into perspective, Lot 342 was a clean ’92 non-targa Turbo with just 53,000 miles; it brought a respectable $16,500. The trouble with these cars is every mile one puts on it diminishes its value, so this one will likely continue its bubble-wrapped existence. #72-1988 TOYOTA SR5 Xtra Cab pickup. S/N JT4VN67M1J0007382. Black/ gray cloth. Odo: 67,691 miles. Seller states the miles shown are original. Factory paint shows some wear and a few chips, but nothing you wouldn’t expect in a used pickup, let alone one this age. Decals look newer and are well applied. Plastic bedliner inserted, so bed is unmarked. Seller states the chrome light bar is genuine Toyota and the a/c, sound system with graphic equalizer, and sunroof are factory installed. Interior plastics and dash are very good, but the driver’s seat has wear and burn marks. The cab has an odd smell to it; reminds me of my grandmother’s basement in Wisconsin. Underhood factory-correct with light signs of wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $308,000. Not much information in the catalog: It just says its a Euro-spec, matching-numbers car, and states the color and transmission type. No history or any details of recent work. Sold under the priceguide median of $373,500, but roughly in line with what similar-condition, Euro-spec cars bring in the U.K. JAPANESE #260-1972 HONDA Z600 coupe. S/N AZ6001002500. Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 96,294 miles. Said to have received a rotisserie restoration in the past—likely a while ago. Paint generally good, but there is a scrape on the right rear fender, and more troubling, 96 SOLD AT $38,500. These were the rage a few years ago, with good stock and modified examples bringing all the money. Despite that, in my neck of the woods you still see used and abused examples working for a living. Checking the auction database, most seem to sell in the $20k–$30k range, but considering the fresh restoration, this one isn’t a bad buy. #716.1-1987 TOYOTA SUPRA Turbo coupe. S/N JT2MA71J2H0072577. White/ burgundy leather. Odo: 188 miles. A low-mile, Canadian-market car that recently did display duty in a Toyota dealership. Original paint has aged well, with no mention of any remedial work or touch-ups. Likewise, interior as-new SOLD AT $21,450. Seller says it’s a re-creation of Marty McFly’s truck from “Back to the Future” film (since the truck is an ’88 and the film came out in 1985, it seems the DeLorean wasn’t the only automotive time-traveler). This is the truck boys had posters of back in the day, the affordable equivalent of the 911 Turbo or Testarossa, and now on their buy list. Extremely well sold, at 150% above what my most generous price guide lists. Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ #1478-1994 TOYOTA SUPRA Twin Turbo coupe. S/N JT2JA82J8R0009525. Red/ gray leather. Odo: 32,704 miles. A fine example of a fourth-generation Supra in top-ofthe-line Turbo Targa form. Paint shows just a bit of age and wear, as you’d expect for miles; a few minor paint chips on nose. Likewise, interior is very good, with just the usual creasing to driver’s seat. Factory radio, no dash cracks. Unscuffed chromed factory wheels shod with new tires. Comes with CARFAX history, manuals and service records. Cond: 2. bay. Eight years since its completion, it still shows as-new. From the Rick Hendrick Collection. Cond: 1-. repurposed CTS-V seats (likely some of the few parts other than the shell that’s Cadillac) and a load area lined with three types of exotic wood. Yes, it’s over the top and that’s the point. Digital odometer. Won the 2019 Ridler Award in Detroit. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $85,800. Nice enough that it was displayed in the Toyota exhibit alongside the new Supras. Well sold at $30k above priceguide median, but these are on the rise and there can’t be many better. AMERICAN #1399-1957 CHEVROLET BEL AIR custom convertible. S/N VC57L152230. Red/red leather. Odo: 102 miles. 6.2-L fuelinjected V8, auto. A stock ’57 body hiding an Art Morrison chassis, Wilwood brakes and a 426-hp LS3. It’s so stock, aside from the upscale custom hand-stitched interior, it could pass for just about any other Bel Air with custom wheels...until they open the hood and see the LS3 in an immaculately smoothed engine SOLD AT $192,500. When new, this car sold here in 2012 for $264k (SCM# 4775816), prompting our correspondent to say, “It’s hard to imagine the price going up from here.” He was correct; the price has retreated $72k after eight years and 21 miles. That highlights the long-known issue with customs; one rarely receives all their money back when it’s time to sell. In a decade, it will be interesting to see how well today’s top-shelf resto-mods do in the market. #1419-1959 CADILLAC ELDORADO Brougham “CadMad” wagon. S/N 59P048701. Fontana Rose & Titanium Silver/rose leather. 632-ci fuel-injected V8, auto. A rare Pininfarina Cadillac Eldorado Brougham that’s been shorted, narrowed, and sectioned almost beyond recognition...and that’s before they added a chopped long roof. If Cadillac had made a Nomad, it would have looked, well, something like this. Custom frame, suspension, steering and Baer 6-piston brakes. Flawless bodywork, perfect paint and impressive chrome. Custom machined wheels. Interior features a custom dash and console, SOLD AT $302,500. When I saw the car in photos, I was less than impressed; its chopped long roof didn’t look like it fit the rest of the body. Happily, it was much better in person. That’s the last time I’ll second-guess the Ridler judges. Sold in line with the many resto-mods offered here, but this is more of a full custom, so I’ll say it’s fairly bought. #1369.1-1969 DODGE DAYTONA 2-dr hard top. S/N XX29L9B355146. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 391 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Its 10-year-old restoration is holding up very well. Paint surprisingly free of swirls; window trim and door handles show only minor wear. A few body issues: Some very slight waviness along sides, right door sits out, otherwise good gaps including the large rubber-filled fenders/ hood-to-nose-piece gap. A row of spotwelds along front edge of trunk, likely as it came from factory. Unworn interior. Hood not open. A matching-numbers car and has received multiple AACA awards and MCACN Gold certification. 2018 Dave Wise report gave the car a 1.4 grade. One of 503. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $187,000. My favorite muscle car, simply because I’m a proponent of “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing,” and you can’t get more outrageous than this. Last seen with one mile at the 2012 Russo and Steele Scottsdale sale, so it’s actually been driven since then (SCM# 4775782). Sold for $118,800, and at that time our analyst said he didn’t expect any upside in the near future. Well, that was eight years ago and I’m sure the seller is pleased with a $70k increase since then. Despite its awards and condition, it still sold for about $60,000 under the SCM median. 98 Sports Car Market


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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, AZ #1409-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO COPO ZL1 coupe. S/N 124379N642876. Hugger Orange/black vinyl. Odo: 1,350 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A first-rate restoration. Paint has just minor polishing swirls. Excellent bumpers and very good window stainless. Interior like-new. Excellent under the hood, with factory-style overspray. One of 69 ’69 COPO ZL1s with the all-aluminum 427 engine and the only one with NC8 chambered exhaust. Equipped with M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed and heavy-duty 4.10 Positraction rear. Comes with known history and original window sticker. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $440,000. One of 343 in iconic, Gulf-inspired colors. The Heritage Edition colors always bring a premium. The availability of more of the 2017 GTs hasn’t seemed to hurt the market; this example brought only slightly less than the 77-mile example sold at this venue last year for $462,000 (SCM# 6891217), which matches the price guide median for the edition. SOLD AT $1,094,500. Sold at this sale in 2018 for $770,000 in the same condition and miles (SCM# 6857986). At that time, our reporter wondered why it brought such a high number compared to other ZL1 sales. Now it’s two years later and it brought another $325k. In 2018, it was noted that no claim was made for it being numbers matching. In the meantime, the owner bought its original motor at huge (but well-rewarded) cost and re-united it with the car, thus enabling it to set a new record for a ZL1 sold at auction. #1353.1-2006 FORD GT Heritage Edi- tion coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S86Y402022. Heritage Blue & Epic Orange/black leather. Odo: 2,384 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Yet another virtually unused Ford GT on the block. This one has some very small chips on the windshield, along with stickers of some sort, as well as a small Canadian flag. Polishing marks on nose. Rest of body as it left the factory. No sign of wear inside. Engine compartment spotless. Even the tires are clean. Cond: 2+. #1353-2006 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S76Y402044. Red/black leather. Odo: 29 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. An unused, but well-cared-for, Ford GT with three of the four options (doesn’t have the radio upgrade). I couldn’t find any issues with it, except for wondering if lack of use will cause any long-term problems in the unlikely event it is driven in the future. Cond: 2+. 3.5-L turbocharged V6, auto. Like-new example for Ford’s carbon-fiber V6 supercar. It’s been unwrapped from the delivery plastic but has a factory tag hanging from the glovebox. Has $50k in options including the Carbon Fiber Package (you know you want it—your doctor has been telling you to get more fiber) the “Dark Energy Interior Package,” factoryinstalled six-point harness mounting points (harnesses not yet installed), and optional titanium lug nuts. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,485,000. Barrett-Jackson had high hopes for this, devoting five pages of its Saturday catalog to the car. It’s being sold from the collection of a retired Ford VP who presumably got it for somewhere near the MSRP of $500k. The most recent sale in the SCM Platinum Auction Database was $1.4 million for a black ’66 Heritage Edition example with 27 miles that sold at Barrett-Jackson’s Vegas 2019 auction (SCM# 6911611). If you missed out on this one, there’s one for sale on the Internet with an asking price of $1.5 million. Correctly sold in today’s market. SOLD AT $381,700. One of nine 2005-06 Ford GTs on offer. This one had the lowest miles and came from the same collection as the Heritage Edition example one lot later. The low miles in this case brought a premium, well over the $302,500 SCM price guide median, and well above Lot 1308.1, a 1,100-mile yellow GT that sold for $300,000. TOP 10 No. 7 #1392-2017 FORD GT coupe. S/N 2FAGP9CW5HH200013. Liquid Red/ black leather & cloth. Odo: 141 miles. #1417-2017 FORD GT coupe. S/N 2FAGP9CWXHH200105. Verde Mantis/black leather & cloth. Odo: 538 miles. 3.5-L turbocharged V6, auto. The only sign of use was ever-so-slight tire wear. Said to have some $82,250 in options: the $30k “Extended Color Palette 2,” $15k Extended Carbon Fiber Package, and the $25k “Dark Energy Interior Package.” Ford was nice enough to give me a ride in one (right after Aaron Shelby, no less), and I can attest to its performance. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,182,500. When it crossed the block, the only question was how much over a million it would sell for. Well, at its final price, it became the lowest-priced 2017 Ford GT in our auction database, undercutting by $60,000 the former price leader (an orange/black lower-mileage car with few options) that sold at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in August for $1,242,500 (SCM# 6908487). Was it the color or is it that there are more cars coming to the market as their “don’t sell until ...” date arrives? © 100 Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ The Scottsdale Auction Always look under the hood. You might be surprised Company Gooding & Company Date January 17–18, 2020 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneer Charlie Ross Automotive lots sold/offered 124/138 Sales rate 90% Sales total $36,169,560 High sale 1995 Ferrari F50 convertible, sold at $3,222,500 Buyer’s premium No alloy block under the hood and considered well bought — 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $775,000 12% on first $250,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices Report by Joseph T. Seminetta and Jack Seminetta Photos by Joseph T. Seminetta Market opinions in italics I t’s probably not what you think. You have likely seen the headline that the overall sales for the Scottsdale auctions increased 1% from last year, yet Gooding’s sales were down 25%. One might conclude that the Gooding auction was a bust. However, a robust analysis of the numbers and the atmosphere in the room told a much different story. In dollar terms, Gooding’s Scottsdale sales declined only $12.3 million from last year. The 138 offerings did not contain any of the usual $10 million lots, nor even $5 million offerings, and a refreshingly small number of “under warranty” supercars. This brought the yearover-year average sale price down from $455,084 to $291,690. The cars that were offered sold well, with a 90% sell-through rate (vs. 85% in 2019). Why were few marquee lots offered this year? Auction companies get very little rest after their tents are emptied. They are immediately searching the globe to populate their next catalog. It was especially difficult to motivate sellers of the finest lots after the dramatic sales declines at Pebble Beach last August. Owners of original California Spyders and Niki Lauda F1 cars tend to sell into strength, not uncertainty. Thankfully, Gooding was able to offset the lack of star power with a high-quality portfolio of nicely varied 102 offerings. To my eyes, Gooding had the strongest-condition offerings of the week, with a significant number of #1-rated cars. This resulted in Gooding having five of the 10 top-dollar sales of the week, and at least three world-record prices were achieved. Eight lots traded in excess of $1 million. When Charlie Ross’ gavel started hammering the podium, it became evident that the Monterey market slide wasn’t accelerating in the desert. The room was full, there were buyers in the room and on the phone, and the market was functioning as it should. This resulted in some good deals, as well as some head-scratching high sales. The two-day auction also produced its “someone had to have it” moments. Lot 136, a Ferrari 400i in “Brown Mahogany” (can you imagine?), sold for a staggering $131,600, including buyer’s premium. Lot 35, a 1937 BMW 328 roadster with old but not original paint, traded at $830,000 (pre-sale estimate: $350k–$450k) including buyer’s premium. Lot 24, a 1965 Porsche SC coupe, sold for $190,400, including buyer’s premium. Other than some of the exceptions listed Sales Totals $60m $50m above, the majority of cars traded very close to their pre-Pebble 2019 prices, a relief to both collectors and the auction houses. Great cars continued to bring great prices. As the market is functioning well, it gives me hope that we will see some special cars being offered over the next year. Overall, one would have to characterize this sale as a success. ♦ $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 Sports Car Market Jim Pickering


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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #59-1961 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 3.8 open two-seater. S/N 875180. Eng. # R12709. British Racing Green/black cloth/tan leather. Odo: 1,507 miles. Early outside-latch, welded-louver, flat-floor Series I E-type. Older, comprehensive restoration by marque specialist holding up well, with excellent paint and panel gaps. Bent crossmember in front air intake. Worn entry to driver’s seat. Scuffed fascia above radio. JDHT confirms matching engine. Limited ownership history. Cond: 2+. driver’s seat. One of 283. Service invoices from 2008 and 2011 document fuel-cell and timing-belt work. Cond: 2+. One of 375 made. Excellent condition with no obvious signs of accident damage. Some driver’s seat wear. Loose Alcantara on side bolster of driver’s seat. Claimed to have been tracked (which does not help the sale price). Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $268,800. Opening bid at $100k, quickly doubled and then stalled in the $240k area, where it eventually hammered. The earliest E-types are the most valuable, but they have come down from their recent peak. This beautiful lot was sold for a market-correct price. #18-1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 open two-seater. S/N 1E13575. Eng. # 7E103779. Black/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 15,256 miles. Older restoration showing its age with deep paint cracks on the hood. Tidy interior with some bent plastic trim pieces. Nice chrome. Period radio. Factory hard top, JDHT Certificate, books and tools. Limited historical ownership history prior to 40-year ownership by second owner. Non-stock, 3.31:1 final-drive ratio added during restoration. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $340,500. A storied model that should be a case study on how not to treat customers. (Essentially, Jaguar’s best clients were told this would be a V12-engine derivative of their sports-car program. When they switched it to a twin-turbo V6, customers tried to drop out, but Jaguar sued them to force them to take delivery.) Some have forgiven Jaguar for this dark period in their history, but this model is still controversial. That is a shame because this is a beautiful supercar with stunning period performance (top speed of 217 mph). There have been some no-sales of these at previous auctions. The bidding on this lot was stuck at the $290k level when it finally sold. Well bought for an über-low-mileage car in nice condition. #108-2003 ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 roadster. S/N SCFAE62313K800025. Grigio Titanio/Pacific Blue leather. Odo: 3,240 miles. One of just 99 built on a beautiful Zagato body. This model was not fitted with any convertible top but does include a pair of factory umbrellas. Low-mileage example (difficult car for Massachusetts weather) in attractive colors. Books, tools and records accompany sale. Well optioned with nav system and CD player. Nearly new condition with only the usual seatbolster wear and some dash shrinkage. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,160,000. Flipping modern supercars can be difficult during economic booms, as manufacturers often produce faster alternatives. A surprising number of examples are currently for sale on the open market, many being offered around the $1.5 million level. This was sold for a market-correct price and at a level very close to its original MSRP. GERMAN #35-1937 BMW 328 roadster. S/N 85059. Eng. # 85059. Olive drab/green leather. Odo: 1,781 km. Seventy-five year, single-family ownership. One of 454 produced (with much fewer likely in existence today). Matching engine. Color change from red and white during an earlier, partial restoration. Some recent mechanical work, but not ready for safe road use. Poor body panel fit (particularly on hood and passenger’s door). Books, jack and spares. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $198,800. Widely considered the best driving E-type, with torquey, 3-carb, 4.2-L inline 6, mated to an improved gearbox. This was a driver-level car sold well in today’s market, despite overly aggressive pre-sale estimates. #63-1993 JAGUAR XJ 220 coupe. S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220618. Le Mans Blue/ Smoke Grey leather. Odo: 1,925 km. In good condition with only some minor paint blemishes. It has the normal bolster wear on the 104 SOLD AT $254,800. Opening bid of $100k, quickly increased to $200k. It inched up from that level to the final hammer price, which was right on the money for this model. #25-2014 MCLAREN P1 coupe. S/N SBM12ABA1EW000028. Volcano Red/black & red leather, black Alcantara. Odo: 2,196 miles. Medium-mileage (for a supercar) P1 being sold by its original California owner. SOLD AT $830,000. Opening advance bid of $500k—already over the high estimate—aggressively raised to nearly approximately double the pre-sale estimates. While the patina of this lot was particularly impressive, much of the car was not truly original. Very well sold. #140-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 1980405500553. Eng. # 1989805500569. Dark metallic silver/black leather. Odo: 88,668 miles. Long-term family ownership. Original engine as per factory-data build sheet. Faded, cracked paint. Sloppy rubber seal installation. Nice chrome. Recent, difficult-to-find replacement trim. Cond: 3. Sports Car Market


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On the Radar A whole new crop of world cars is now legal to import into the United States. If you’re not familiar with the rules, you can find info at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import. by Jeff Zurschmeide 1995 Alfa Romeo 145 Quadrifoglio Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ motor. One-of-a-kind, cheeky bus I have seen in Northern California. Very nicely presented with nice paint and panel fit. Some minor corrosion in joints and seams. Cond: 2-. Pros: Alfa’s sporty three-door hatchback received premium Quadrifoglio trim in second year of production; leather wheel and shifter with Recaro seats optional. 2.0-liter Twin Spark engine with Motronic fuel injection makes 148 hp. A 5-speed manual is good for 0–62 mph in 8.4 seconds. With about 450,000 made in four years, finding a good one isn’t hard. Good parts availability. Instant street cred in both Alfa and Euro-tuner communities. Cons: Few, if any. Prized by boy racers in its day. Find one that hasn’t been abused. Price range: $8k–$10k, plus import costs. 1995 Fiat Bravo HGT NOT SOLD AT $925,000. Prices of 300SLs in both Gullwing and Roadster variations retreated this week. I am not sure driver-level cars are worth seven figures in today’s market. This car was a nice driver that was bid close to a level that should have been considered. Offered by Gooding post-block for $1,050,000. #15-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Pros: Fiat’s hot hatch of the mid-1990s. Came with a 2-liter, 20-valve, 5-cylinder engine and 145 horsepower. Five-speed manual gearbox was standard, along with 4-wheel disc brakes. 0–62 mph in 9.1 seconds and top speed of 128 mph. Regarded as having better build quality and design than other Fiats of the era. Cons: Avoid the lower-performance Brava 5-door edition. Praised in its day for a futuristic design, it looks a bit dated today. Price range: $3k–$6k, plus import costs. 1992–95 Lancia Hyena Pros: Sexy and fast. It’s just about guaranteed that no one else will have one, and few will have heard of this Zagato-bodied Lancia coupe. Built on a Delta HF Integrale Evo 1 platform, the Hyena carried a 2-liter engine good for 245 hp, as well as a 5-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. Made from lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber, the Hyena will rocket to 62 mph in just 5.4 seconds. The boy-racer interior is fabulous. Cons: With only 24 built, these are hard to find and expensive to buy. Price range: $175k–$250k, plus import costs. ♦ 106 SOLD AT $940,000. 300SLs (in both Gullwing and Roadster bodies) are an auction staple that is often reflective of the health of the high-end market. This lot was a beautifully presented example that could be used and locally shown without hesitation. Given its condition, history and accessories, it can be considered well bought. Proceeds of this sale were donated to charity. #141-1960 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- PORTER “Donut Bus” microbus. S/N 535654. Eng. # 3467500. White/gray leather. Odo: 10,513 miles. VW microbus that was reportedly used to serve donuts to GM employees outside their Dayton, OH, plant. Still fitted with food-service equipment and a sink. Showing very low miles after decades of storage. Factory service documents claim original Roadster. S/N 1980427500669. Eng. # 1989807500618. Red/black leather. Odo: 45,900 miles. Older, comprehensive restoration by marque specialist is still holding up well. Thicker—but beautiful—shiny paint with only minor chips and signs of enjoyment. Color change from Graphite Gray. Factory data card confirms original engine only. Excellent chrome. Beautiful wheels and rims. Robust seats seem older than the rest of the interior, but are not claimed to be original. Comes with books, tools, records, hard top and luggage. The Roadsters are a delight to drive and are frequent entrants to high-end rallies. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $123,200. A true charmer that put a smile on every viewer’s face. Very well bid, as it would require a lot of work to return to stock configuration. Some speculated that it could be repurposed as a cannabis dispensary. Despite its charm, it has to be considered well sold at the final price. BEST BUY #115-1961 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Roadster. S/N 19804210002707. Eng. # 19898010002534. Mittelrot/Parchment leather. Odo: 34,335 km. European-specification 300SL Roadster with ownership history since new. Not equipped with desirable disc bakes, alloy engine or Rudge wheels. Nice paint over poorly prepped body (with some rusted areas). German-like panel gaps. Beautiful chrome. Slightly yellowed lens. Excellent interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $775,000. The 300SLs are a delight to drive but not particularly rare for their value (1,856 Roadsters produced over seven years). There are always several for sale during every major auction week. This lot opened at $300k and was stuck around $600k until it reached the final hammer price. This has to be considered well bought given the condition of the car. #24-1965 PORSCHE 356SC coupe. S/N 219006. Eng. # 812499. Dolphin Grey/blue leatherette. Odo: 35,602 miles. Very attractive colors and that paintwork attracted attention during both the preview and the sale. Some Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ Glovebox Notes light scratches below the driver’s door. Nicely restored interior with period-correct radio. Tidy wheels, tires, chrome and engine bay. Recent mechanical overhaul. CoA confirms matching engine and gearbox. With tools, books, jack and receipts. Limited knowledge of ownership history available. Cond: 2+. rear deck lid. Excellent stainless roll bar and Targa top. Cond: 2-. A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM garage. HHHHH is best. 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe SOLD AT $114,800. 911 Targas continue to be strong since the factory reintroduced the retro-looking model. Even with the low mileage, selling here last year for $117,600 (SCM# 6888630), and despite being below the optimistic pre-sale estimates, it’s well sold. SOLD AT $190,400. This was a very attractive lot that checked off many boxes (final year of production, disc brakes, beautiful colors, excellent restoration). A stunning final result that has to be considered well sold in a relatively soft Porsche market. #33-1970 PORSCHE 914/6 GT convert- ible. S/N 9140431017. Yellow, orange & black/black leather & vinyl. Odo: 22,517 km. A rare, authentic Porsche factory race car with impressive period Daytona (first in class) and Sebring race results. Well documented with ownership history since new. Presented in original, historical livery. A proper-looking race car, appearing as if it just rolled off the track. Cond: 3. #66-1974 VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA coupe. S/N 1442726974. Orange/ brown leather. Odo: 410 miles. As I started to pick apart the paint, trim and overall quality of this lot, I realized that this was the way it came from the factory. A true time capsule in the absolute. Just 410 miles, most of which was driven since the catalog was printed. Yes, there is excessive orange peel, the trim is falling off in places, the chrome is thin, but this is how an economical car was released in 1974. My only criticism of this lot is the driver’s seat wear seems excessive considering the indicated mileage. I would guess the owner sat in it more in his garage than on the road. Complete with original window sticker, bill of sale and correct accessories. Cond: 1-. Price as tested: $26,670 Equipment: 310-hp 2.3-L high-performance turbocharged inline 4, 6-speed manual transmission, dual exhaust, LED headlamps, 3.55-ratio rear axle with limited slip, sequential taillamps, active exhaust. EPA mileage: 21/32 Likes: Growly little 4 makes a unique noise and is plenty powerful, even for a car that might be more recognized for its available 5.0 Coyote V8. Easy-shifting transmission. Look-at-me Twister Orange means you’ll never lose it in a parking lot. Gripes: There is no nav — but your smartphone is better at that anyway. More boost would be more fun. Small screen for backup camera. Back seat is tiny. Fun to drive: HHH Eye appeal: HHHHH Overall experience: HHHH Verdict: This isn’t a muscle car — it’s a Pony car. And it’s a good one. The EcoBoost is really all you need in a daily driver, and paired with a 6-speed, it’s a lot of fun to drive. Under $30k? Sign me up. — Jim Pickering SOLD AT $995,000. Bidding opened at $500k, with spirited action in the room and on the phones. Some may question the value given its 914 roots, but this is a much different animal than its street counterpart and may be the cheapest vintage factory race car you can buy. The new owner will likely receive instant invitations to most historic racing events throughout the globe. (See the profile. p. 74.) #8-1973 PORSCHE 911T 2.4 Targa. S/N 9113110614. Eng. # 6131588. Light Ivory/ black leatherette. Odo: 22,717 miles. Claimed to be mostly original (despite a recent “recommission”), with very low miles. Books, records, tools and jack. Numbers, colors, options match the CoA. Presentable paint with some light scratches on the driver’s side panels and poorly repaired imperfections on the “frunk.” Variable panel gaps on the driver’s door and April 2020 SOLD AT $86,800. Opening bid was $20k. Charlie Ross allowed increases of $2,500 to the final hammer price. Clearly, this was an extraordinary result, but appropriately priced for such a special car. BEST BUY #49-1979 PORSCHE 930 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N 9309800531. Eng. # 6891183. Light blue metallic/blue leather. Odo: 10,575 miles. A stunning, unrestored, low-mileage 930 in extraordinary condition. Equipped with sunroof, LSD, sport seats. Some missing ownership history. Books, records, window sticker and tools included. Asnew paint with no signs of accident damage in the usual spots. Exceptional interior with restitched dash top. Doors close like a proper Porsche. Cracked rear Porsche-script lens. Cond: 1-. 107


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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ SOLD AT $156,800. An honest-looking, beautiful lot that gathered attention all week. Seen last at auction in RM Sotheby’s 2017 Monterey sale, where it changed hands for $231,000 (SCM# 6846602). This was one of the cars to buy during this Porsche slump in prices. Well bought. #13-2011 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS 4.0 coupe. S/N WP0AF2A97BS785717. Carrera White/black leather. Odo: 2,052 miles. One of only 158 produced for the North American market. An instant collectible with proper manual transmission and 500-hp, naturally aspirated engine. Difficult to buy new for the MSRP of $229k. This lot had just over 2,000 miles. Options include the desirable Adaptive Sport Seats, carbon-fiber interior accents, PCM and Ceramic Composite Brakes. Tools, books, cover and accessories. As-new condition throughout. Cond: 1. person asked, “What is it?” I have never seen one at auction, but I have at a few concours. This was a nicely presented lot ready for the show circuit or pre-war events. Valuation is difficult to determine, as comparable sales are virtually nonexistent. #131-1965 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST Series I coupe. S/N 6305SF. Eng. # 6305. Nero/beige leather. Odo: 95,748 km. Incredibly rare (36 produced), series-one, LHD Superfast (possibly the only one originally painted in black). Recent, comprehensive mechanical refurbishment by Pebble Beach restoration specialist. Red Book Classiche certification and factory build sheets accompany sale, along with books, tools, records and other documentation. Beautiful black paint over some areas of surface rust. Nicely presented chrome and wire wheels. Excellent interior. Beautiful wood. Poorly prepped chrome. Cond: 2+. given the car’s restrained styling and purpose. Despite the aggressive pre-sale estimates ($750k–$900k), it takes a fully restored car to break over $600k. The final bid was a bit light, but not by far given the condition of the lot. Offered post-block for $550k. #31-1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 S coupe. S/N 3787. Eng. # 2592. Yellow/gray & black leather. Odo: 18,576 km. One of the most beautiful and visceral cars ever made. Somewhat rare (140 S-specification examples produced). Superlow mileage. Long-term family history. Older, well-documented restoration with thicker paint, an exceptional interior and tidy engine bay. Displayed at Pebble Beach, The Quail, and the Kirkland Concours over time. Cond: 2+. TOP 10 No. 10 NOT SOLD AT $360,000. Porsche prices continued to soften during this auction week. This is one of the most desirable late-model, pure drivers Porsches. The high bid was a bit light, and the seller was probably smart to bring it home. ITALIAN #19-1925 LANCIA LAMBDA 5th Series Torpédo. S/N 13603. Eng. # 33635. White/ black canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 4,367 km. Rare, pre-war Lancia with limited ownership history. Recent cosmetic and mechanical restorations by marque specialists. 2019 Pebble Beach award recipient. Some sloppy paintwork and imperfections (particularly near the boot cover panel). Sensational dash and guards. Seats look new versus older door pockets and carpets. Tidy but not show-quality engine bay. Beautiful, fresh-looking glass. Sensational wheels. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $302,000. This was the lot where nearly every 108 NOT SOLD AT $2,250,000. One-milliondollar open, quickly escalated by a $2m phone bid. The high bid was close—the buyer and seller should have put a deal together. Offered post-block for $2.6 million. #117-1967 FERRARI 330 GTC coupe. S/N 10639. Eng. # 10639. Rosso Cina/black leather. Odo: 41,744 miles. Delivered new to Aristotle Onassis in Monaco with several “unique” appointments. Ownership history includes three decades of storage that may require further mechanical attention. Tired paint with imperfections throughout. Sloppy, peeling exterior seals. Pitted wheels. Driverlevel interior showing signs of enjoyment. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $425,000. Ferrari 330 GTCs are a delight to drive. My eyes prefer less sporting colors (blue, black or silver) SOLD AT $1,242,500. This was the nicest of three Miuras offered this auction week. The other S-spec Miura was a no-sale at $800k at Bonhams. This was a much stronger car, but had to be considered well sold at the final price. TOP 10 No. 5 #42-1972 FERRARI 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder. S/N 14779. Eng. # B1316. Argento Metallizzato/black canvas/ black leather. Odo: 39,741 miles. Storied ownership history since new. Typical period Italian panel fit, with some poor paint prep through- Sports Car Market


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Gooding & Co. Scottsdale, AZ out. Some oxidation in chrome. New interior with jet-black mousehair. Older six-figure mechanical restoration. Books, tools and records. FCA Platinum winner. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,930,000. A decent-looking Daytona Spyder that could have been brilliant with a little better paint preparation. Last seen at auction here with Gooding in 2008, where it sold for $1.29m (SCM# 1572868). Well sold given its condition. #113-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 05534. Bianco Polo Park/black vinyl. Odo: 20,190 miles. Low-mileage Dino in nobody’s color of choice. Missing early ownership information. Presentable paint quality, with some shade variation between panels. Usual Italian-marque panel gaps. Some sloppy external rubber. As-new top. Worn seat drivers. Nice mousehair. Recent mechanical work. Cond: 2. rare than one might think: 349 produced globally, but only 55 were produced for the U.S. It is difficult to believe that these cars are now 25 years old and eligible for Vintage tags in certain states. Many Ferrari supercar collectors (288, F40, F50, Enzo, LaFerrari, etc.) favor the F50 over the others due to the F1-derived engine. Excellent exterior with an amazing lack of stone chips and body imperfections (except the normal sloppy rubber work). Dirty driver’s seat and some interior wear. Luggage, tools and books. Tubi exhaust. Recent mechanical servicing by Ferrari-authorized dealership. Cond: 1-. (factory plastic covering still in parts of the interior) with no evidence of accident damage. Recent mechanical servicing. Tires are datecoded 2016. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $302,000. Dinos continue to be strong, especially for those with correct, fresh restorations. This car was a nice, driver-level example and was sold right at the price to allow for a color-change repaint. TOP 10 No. 1 #44-1995 FERRARI F50 coupe. S/N ZFFTG46A5S0103922. Rosso Corsa/ black leather. Odo: 5,132 miles. More SOLD AT $3,222,500. The 288 GTO and F40 are two difficult acts to follow, and not everyone appreciated the Batman-like styling of the F50. That styling was quickly forgiven when one discovered the technological tour de force within its carbon-fiber bodywork. This was a very tight, U.S.-spec F50 that looks as if it was lovingly cared for. It sold for a market-correct price that should please the seller, buyer and auction house. (See the profile, p. 64.) #43-2001 FERRARI 550 Barchetta. S/N ZFFZR52B000124119. Rosso Corsa/Nero leather. Odo: 682 miles. In as-new condition SOLD AT $406,500. Ferrari isn’t particularly shy about reusing the names of their coveted Enzo classics (think Superfast, GTO and Barchetta). However, they almost always represent limited-production, special cars. The 550 Maranello was not everyone’s cup of tea, but the Barchetta was the rare (448 made) car that improved its looks by removing its roof. The car has aged well, as these were not easy to sell when released. This European-specification car was one of the last ones produced. Barchettas seem to improve with age, and this one’s condition was “in the wrapper.” The price was right in line with the market given the über-low miles and condition. SPANISH TOP 10 No. 2 #143-1932 HISPANO-SUIZA J12 dual-cowl phaeton. S/N 13016. Eng. # 321025. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 60,089 miles. Formerly owned by both Miles C. Collier, Briggs S. Cunningham and the Blackhawk Collection. Longterm current ownership. One of only 114 produced, with only 10 surviving in this configuration. Huge 9.4-liter engine putting out 465 ft-lb of torque in 1932. Well presented with beautiful paint and interior appointments. Some inconsistent brightwork. Previously shown at Pebble Beach. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $2,425,000. A rare, stunning lot with strong bidding, resulting in a world-record price. Well sold above the $2m high estimate. © 110 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Phoenix, AZ RM Sotheby’s — Arizona 2020 A 2018 Pagani Huayra topped all other lots, selling for $2,370,000 — more than double its MSRP Company RM Sotheby’s Date January 16–17, 2020 Location Phoenix, AZ Auctioneer Maarten ten Holder Automotive lots sold/offered 128/143 Sales rate 90% Sales total $30,346,210 High sale 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster, sold at $2,370,000 Buyer’s premium An extremely complicated and well-engineered machine — 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster, sold at $2,370,000 12% on first $250,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices Report and photos by Carl Bomstead Market opinions in italics That trend was evident in the 2020 results. The sellthrough rate was a strong 90%, but a number of the cars sold below their low estimates, and the final numbers were off about 18% compared to last year’s Arizona event. Ferraris, as usual, had a strong presence, as 21 were R 112 offered. Of those, 14 sold, but with one exception they went for under a million dollars. More noteworthy were the seven that failed to sell, as three of them were bid over that figure. The stunning 1958 250 GT Series I was bid to $5,500,000, with a low estimate of $6,000,000. Had that sale come to fruition, the results would have been on a par with last year’s event. CCCA Full Classics made a strong showing, with 19 crossing the block. It was a Cadillac “Palooza,” as 10 were offered. Seven were V16s from the collection of John Groendyke and were presented with no reserve. His cars have won awards at the country’s premier M Sotheby’s Arizona auction started the new decade in similar fashion as they left the last. The market, as is the case with several other collectible markets, is in a bit of an adjustment. concours events and represented the breadth of body styles available on the V16. For the most part, they sold for expected prices, with the elegant 1930 Sport Phaeton — sporting coachwork by Fleetwood — realizing a very strong $1,105,000. Furthermore, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sold for market-correct $1,270,000 and a ’57 Roadster finished in Strawberry Metallic realized $973,000. A 1971 Lamborghini Miura, after four decades with a single owner, sold for $1,391,000, which was well below the SCM Pocket Price Guide median value, but it did have a replacement SV block. A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K supercharged Sales Totals coupe was placed in storage in 1980 after losing Best in Show at a local concours to a John Deere tractor and did not re-emerge until 2019. It sold for $995,000 and certainly will be a candidate for a stunning restoration. The Amelia Island auctions are just around the corner and will be another data point as we attempt to put our arms around an evolving market. RM Sotheby’s offerings will be tempting, providing an opportunity to find the dream car that has been on the bucket list. The question will be at what price. ♦ $60m $50m $40m $30m $20m $10m 0 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Phoenix, AZ ENGLISH #133-2019 MCLAREN SENNA coupe. S/N SBM15ACA5KW800087. Iridium Blue/ black Alcantara. Odo: 192 miles. One of only 500 produced and named in honor of legendary driver Ayrton Senna. Powered by twinturbocharged V8 that produces 789 horsepower. Finished in Gulf livery that was a $193,941 option. Weighing only 2,641 pounds, it sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. A serious track car that is also street legal. Cond: 1. chanical work by RM Auto Restoration. Needs everything! Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $368,000. This was last seen at RM Auctions’ October Hershey auction last year, where it failed to sell when bid to $390,000 (SCM# 6911513). That bid looks very favorable now, as a few short months and a few annoying fees later, the seller left $30k or so on the table. #256-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL SOLD AT $995,000. The missing MercedesBenz coupe. A logical candidate for a full restoration. The elegant coachwork is extremely desirable, and it is complete, making the project very doable. Will be a real sensation when completed. Price paid is a far cry from the $9.9 million paid for a stunning restored 540K in 2016 at RM Sotheby’s Phoenix auction (s/n 130894, SCM# 6798576). TOP 10 No. 9 NOT SOLD AT $1,000,000. Price bid was awfully close to the low estimate/reserve. Surprised that the deal could not get done with a little give ’n’ take. With the car’s original price tag of around $960k, the seller was not willing to take a haircut—and I don’t blame him. FRENCH #237-2008 BUGATTI VEYRON 16.4 coupe. S/N VF9SA25C78M795066. Two-tone silver/Silk leather. Odo: 720 miles. One of only 252 fixed-roof Veyrons produced with original 16.4 specifications, with just 76 of those in U.S. spec. Powered by W16 motor, which is two V8s sharing common crankshaft. Has 64 valves, four turbochargers and three radiators. Recent $50k service and new tires after only 720 miles. Hard to imagine driving it so few miles in 12 years. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,270,000. In a questionable market, this 300SL continues to rise above the fray. Rudge wheels are big plus, as are luggage and tool roll. Price paid is market correct considering condition. All should be pleased here. #233-1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC SOLD AT $1,105,000. Price paid was in line with other recent Veyron sales, so all is square with the world here. I hope the new owner decides to drive this more than 30 miles a year, rather than just look at it. GERMAN #234-1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K coupe. S/N 154143. Gray/red leather. Odo: 83,926 km. Original coachwork with coupe roof added by coachbuilder Hebmüller. Placed in storage in 1980 after being beaten for Best in Show by a John Deere tractor at local show. In barn-find condition, although recent me- 114 coupe. S/N 1880146500070. Black/black leather. Odo: 25,628 km. Restored by marque specialist with recent brake and fuel-system service by Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. One of only 98 300Sc coupes built. Fitted with rare Venti sunroof. Limited use over past 42 years and includes trunk luggage. No longer fresh, but no real issues to note. Cond: 2. #155-1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing. S/N 198040550594. Silver Gray/blue plaid cloth, blue leather. Odo: 42,091 miles. A fine, presentable example with Rudge wheels and belly pans. Also with leather and plaid fabric interior and fitted luggage. Born with blue livery and blue leather seating. Engine rebuilt and refreshed with respray and new interior. Passenger’s door does not stay up, as I unfortunately discovered. An exciting example of an iconic motorcar. Cond: 2. Roadster. S/N 1980427500555. Strawberry Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 25,631 miles. A mostly original example with a respray in 2001 or so. Painted in very unusual shade of Strawberry Red Metallic. Fewer than 30 were painted in this livery. The low miles stated as actual. Complete with hard top, original toolkit, books and papers. Engine bay shows signs of age as expected. Online catalog notes this car is titled as a 1958. A wonderful, original example. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $973,000. A delightful two-owner 300SL that has not been molested, just maintained. New owner has a difficult decision as to restoring or using as-is. I hope it’s just maintained. Price paid was as expected, with a slight premium for low miles. All should be pleased with this transaction. (See the profile, p. 70.) #259-1958 PORSCHE 356A 1600 Super cabriolet. S/N 150730. Black/white canvas/ brown leather. Odo: 292 miles. A full restoration with fewer than 300 miles since it was completed. Has the desirable S motor and correct transmission. Has Blaupunkt radio. Attractive paint and interior. A very impressive example. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $140,000. No stranger to the auction world, this was last seen at RM Sotheby’s 2017 January Phoenix auction, where it realized $198,000 (SCM# 6827443). Prior to that it sold at Barrett-Jackson’s January 2007 sale for $99,000 (SCM# 1568591), when it was white. And a year earlier than that, it sold at B-J’s January event for $135,000 (SCM# 1565154). The roller coaster has many ups and downs, and not all are profitable. Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Phoenix, AZ ITALIAN #140-1954 FERRARI 250 EUROPA GT Series I coupe. S/N 0377GT. Azzurro & Grigio/ beige leather. Odo: 4,245 km. Dramatic coachwork by Pinin Farina. One of only 43 built. The first Ferrari 250 road car with V12 motor. Restored in 1990s, with recent respray. Interior appears fresh and tight. Driven on several vintage tours in early 1990s. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $5,500,000. The star of the show, but it failed to get a curtain call. Bid was light by at least half-a-mil, so can’t blame the seller for not letting it go under the money. Tough market for quality, high-end Ferraris of late. #152-1965 FERRARI 275 GTB/6C NOT SOLD AT $1,350,000. We watched this 250 Europa GT cross the block at RM Sotheby’s August 2017 Monterey sale, where it failed to sell when bid to $1,600,000 (SCM# 6846481). The market has shifted, and that offer certainly looks good now. After two unsuccessful outings, it is likely all downhill from here. #253-1958 FERRARI 250 GT Series I cabriolet. S/N 0913GT. Rosso/tan leather. Odo: 14,692 miles. One of just 40 Series I PF cabriolets produced. A very original car that was reunited with rebuilt original motor in 2016. Converted to Dunlop disc brakes some years back. Restored in 1992 and well maintained since. Prepared for vintage touring events and completed California Mille and Colorado Grand, among others. A sensational 250 GT that is at home on the road as well as the show field. Cond: 2+. coupe. S/N 07241. Rosso/tan leather. Odo: 57,281 km. The first Ferrari road car to offer independent rear suspension and 5-speed transaxle. One of only 59 short-nose 275s equipped with six carburetors. Restored in early 2000s, with respray and new leather interior. Owned by race driver Skip Barber. A desirable six-carb, low-mileage 275 GTB. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $610,000. Price paid was as expected, right in the middle of the pre-sale estimate, so no surprises here. A wonderful touring car or right at home at Concorso Italiano. I doubt you will see another one. TOP 10 No. 6 #242-1967 FERRARI 330 GTS Spider. S/N 9781. Grigio Ferro/black canvas/black leather. Odo: 59,902 miles. An elegant design and a well-presented 330 GTS. Restored in 2014 at cost of $400k, and received a respray a year later. Numerous awards at Cavallino. Ferrari Classiche certification including Red Book. Complete with books, tools and jacks. A wonderful road car that is also at home on the show field. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,700,000. The SCM Pocket Price Guide places the median value of a 275 GTB at over $2.3m, so bid here was off the mark. Now, the Ferrari market is off a bit, but, even so, seller was justified in wanting a bit more than was bid here. #230-1966 LAMBORGHINI 400GT In- terim coupe. S/N 0643. Rosso Alfa/tan leather. Odo: 90,326 miles. One of only 23 “interim” models produced; it is the larger engine in the 350GT. A recent ground-up restoration by marque expert. Has matchingnumbers V12 with 5-speed synchromesh transmission. Single owner since 1980. An unusual, seldom-seen Lamborghini. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $1,710,000. This was last seen at RM Sotheby’s May 2016 Monaco sale, where it failed to sell when bid to $2,034,000 (SCM# 6809356). Prior to that it did sell at Russo and Steele’s January 2004 sale for $260,000 (SCM# 1558357). A lot has changed over the years, and the price paid here reflects the current, softer Ferrari market. #218-1967 MASERATI MISTRAL 4.0 Spyder. S/N AM109SA1665. Black/tan canvas/ black leather. Odo: 99,240 miles. One of only 37 Mistrals fitted with larger 4.0-liter motor. A well-maintained example with Autoclima air conditioning and factory hard top. Paint very presentable, with a few minor blemishes. Leather interior with signs of age and use. Original motor replaced with 4.0 from coupe and fitted with triple Webers rather than fuel injection. Borrani knockoffs. Cond: 2. 116 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Phoenix, AZ both. However it splits out, the buyer should be one happy guy. #115-1972 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO SOLD AT $302,000. Sold for well below expectations, but with engine swap, the money was not there. An attractive and rare car that has all kinds of performance. I doubt if there is much upside here. TOP 10 No.8 BEST BUY #220-1971 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 SV coupe. S/N 4974. Red/beige leather. Odo: 28,408 km. A sensational design on what is often referred to as the first supercar. The SV offered improved handling and 385-horsepower motor. Features factory-correct replacement dry-sump motor. Wears an older respray with interior showing a bit of age and use. Complete with power windows and Autovox stereo. With current owner for past four decades. One of only 148 produced in 1971–72. Cond: 2+. Spyder. S/N 04268. Eng. # 0010130. Giallo Fly/black leather. Odo: 48,746 miles. First sold through Bill Harrah’s Reno dealership. Optioned with air and power windows. Comprehensive restoration with respray, engine rebuild and new interior done at an unstated time, but appears relatively recent. Complete with Ferrari Classiche Certification documenting original motor and gearbox. A quality offering. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $268,800. One of the early supercars that sold for a market-correct price. An exciting driver that still has the “look.” Both buyer and seller should be happy here. New owner is in for a treat! #148-1993 FERRARI 512 TR coupe. S/N SOLD AT $340,500. This was last seen at RM Sotheby’s 2014 January Scottsdale auction, where it realized $357,000 (SCM# 6642043). After a period of rapid appreciation, these have leveled off. Seller, in six years of ownership, only drove a touch over 400 miles and was out a few grand on top of fees and commissions. Sold for the expected price, so all should be pleased. #127-1983 LAMBORGHINI COUN- SOLD AT $1,391,000. The price guide shows a median value of a touch over $2m, so either this was a screaming deal or the market is ahead of printed guides. I think it is a bit of TACH LP5000 S coupe. S/N ZA9C00500CLA12548. White/black leather. Odo: 59,604 km. A very original but well-maintained Countach with fewer than 60,000 km on the clock. Complete engine rebuild in 2005. Single ownership for 30 years. Driven but never restored and now with evidence of use. Inte- SOLD AT $179,200. Price paid was well within reason considering its limited use and documented service records. Use and increase the mileage or keep as museum piece. I’d have to get it on the road, and hope the new owner does so. #147-2018 PAGANI HUAYRA Roadster. S/N ZA9H12UA7JSF76049. Blue TriColore/tan & cream leather. Odo: 179 miles. Number 42 of only 100 mid-engine roadsters produced by Pagani, with MSRP of $1,070,000. Powered by an AMG-sourced, twin-turbocharged V12 that produces over 700 horsepower. Loaded with carbon-fiber trim and cream-and-tan leather interior. Driven fewer than 200 miles since new. A stunning garage ornament...errr...supercar. Cond: 1. TOP 10 No. 3 ZFFLW40AQ7P0095077. Giallo/black leather. Odo: 8,915 miles. A very low-mileage 512 TR with distinctive cheese-grater side pods. One of 400 U.S.-spec cars. Offered with complete set of books, tools and records. Interior sparkles as expected with limited use. No issues noted on exterior. A solid example. Cond: 1-. rior with wear on seat bolsters and few blemishes on paint. Over 35 years old and still eye-catching. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $2,370,000. The seller more than doubled his money on this Pagani Huayra. An extremely complicated and well-engineered machine. I expect that we will see more com- 118 Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Phoenix, AZ Market Moment ing to market based on this sale. Just have to wonder if new owner will put this on the road or just display his treasure in his man cave. AMERICAN #107-1925 DUESENBERG MODEL A Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s 1991 Vector W8 Twin Turbo Coupe Sold at $720,000 RM Sotheby’s, Phoenix, AZ, January 17, 2020, Lot 213 Chassis number: 1V9VW2629MW048009 SCM Condition for this car: 2+ from the time I spent gazing at the details of this very W8 while working for the original owner. Part of a collection that in- I cluded legendary supercars from Europe, it was this Americanmade Purple People Eater that always grabbed the most attention. Although I never had the opportunity to drive the W8, the chance to spend hours studying the details was damn cool. The combination of its wedge shape, tiny sliding windows and the scissor doors with droopy side mirrors is like no other car. Inside it’s like the 1990s all over again, with leather-covered Recaro seats, a Sony radio with accompanying CD changer and a dash housing a digital screen, surrounded with an array of buttons and warning lights. To enjoy these unique touches, you must first climb three feet in and down, over the shifter, to reach the driver’s seat. This task just adds to the oddball appeal of the car. Selling for $720,000, this W8 is now the most expensive of its kind ever sold at auction. A silver example was bid to $925k back in 2014 at a McCormick’s auction, but the owner held out for more — and he or she may have been right. Of the four that have been offered at auction in the past two decades, only one has sold. That was back at RM’s 2014 Monterey sale, when a red W8 reached $275,000. Appreciation is on the rise for this American supercar, and the hefty sum paid for this example might seem excessive, but it will appear well bought a few years down the road. Vector values have not been on the same trajectory as the Ferrari F40 or Porsche 959. Vectors don’t have the universal appeal to all generations like Ferrari or Porsche. But the generation who admires them, now in their 40s, have their eyes peeled for this Next Gen icon, and with fewer than 20 W8s built before the jaws of bankruptcy shut on Vector Aeromotive, there are not many to go around. I may have missed my op- portunity to nervously pilot this W8 to a gas station, but getting the chance to hover around the purple spaceship is more than most get. I hope the new owner doesn’t relegate this W8 to the seclusion of a museum. Admirers — like me — want to experience its oddball allure as it tools down the road. — Chad Taylor 120 have a soft spot for the aeroinspired, unquestionably odd Vector — especially the brutish W8. The infatuation stems SOLD AT $128,800. Price paid a bit of a surprise, as the car has limited use. Not welcome at most concours due to rebody. Limited to local car shows and hot-rod events. Hope new owner has a use in mind, as he paid all the money. #124-1930 CADILLAC 452 sport pha- eton. S/N 702455. Black/black canvas/maroon leather. Odo: 592 miles. First year for the Cadillac V16, with first automotive engine that was “styled.” One of 85 sport phaetons built in 1930–31. Restored in late 1990s and properly maintained since. Finished in black with scarlet striping and matching interior. Rear instruments, trunk and sidemount spares. Also has stone guard on radiator. Documented with copy of original build sheet. Original motor and coachwork. An elegant, Classic-era automobile with strong V16 performance. Cond: 2+. Speedster. S/N 1078. Maroon/tan leather. Odo: 2 miles. A “special” Duesenberg speedster that has been rebodied on more than one occasion. Born with Bender sedan body, with open coachwork added in 1940s. More recently, boattail body created with Ruxton front fenders and Auburn windshield. At the end of the day, it’s a “bitsa.” Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $1,105,000. Price paid is in line with 1930 Cadillac V16 that RM Auctions sold at October Hershey 2019 sale (s/n 702478, $1,221,000, SCM# 6911498). Significant Full Classics still bring the money as evidenced here. Both buyer and seller should be happy here. #252-1946 HUDSON SERIES 58 Carrier Six pickup. S/N 3850185. Black/tan canvas/ blue vinyl. Odo: 4,293 miles. 212-ci I6, 2-bbl, 3-sp. A very unusual Hudson commercial Sports Car Market


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RM Sotheby’s Phoenix, AZ ¾-ton hauler. Has Kent tonneau cover over bed. Also has fog lights and 48-cubic-foot truck bed. In acceptable condition, but nothing that gets you too excited. I doubt if you will see another one for a while. Not your normal RM Sotheby’s Phoenix fare. Cond: 3+. motor, which was a $430 option. Also with M20 4-speed manual. A well-restored example with good panel fit and proper gaps. Replacement interior properly installed. Tuxedo Black livery with usual issues in black paint; swirls and minor scratches noted. The most desirable Corvette—a least in some opinions. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $134,400. Price paid was market correct for a Split-Window Fuelie with limited options. Now, if it were the Z06 or had air or the big tank, that would be another story. Asis, fairly bought and properly sold. SOLD AT $36,400. This was last seen at Gooding’s 2010 Scottsdale sale, where it realized $44,000 (SCM# 1680407). Driven some 66 miles since, and the seller lost a bit just looking at it for the past 10 years. #247-1948 FORD SUPER DELUXE woodie wagon. S/N 2341564. Black/tan leatherette. Odo: 30,608 miles. 239-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Converted to all-wheel drive by Marmon-Harrington. Ford flathead mated to truck 4-speed manual. Sold by Ford dealers at twice the price of regular woodie. In top-ofthe-line Super Deluxe trim. Restored to high standard about six years back. Limited use since. Cond: 2. #254-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM6S1518. Candy Apple Red/black vinyl. Odo: 23,232 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Delivered to Shelby as a K-code Mustang and then upgraded to Shelby specs with Cobra aluminum intake, Tri-Y headers and Koni shocks, among others. They also had fiberglass hood and Plexiglas rear window. Restored in early 2000s and properly maintained since. Documented by Shelby American Automobile Club. Cond: 2+. median value of $192,000 for the 1966 Shelby GT350. This example is well above average and the price paid here is market correct. #210-2002 DODGE VIPER ACR Final Edition coupe. S/N 1B3ER69EX2V102961. Viper Red/black leather. Odo: 101 miles. 8.0-L supercharged V10, 6-sp. The Final Edition for the second-generation Viper, and only 360 produced. Only 34 had the ACR Competition Group package, which added $14,100 to the price tag. Has only been driven 101 miles since new. Fitted with a/c, power windows and locks. In as-new condition. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $162,400. The price guide states a SOLD AT $114,800. Vipers have been coming into their own after being considered used cars for the past few years, They offer V10 performance and the supercar ride at a fraction of the price. This example sold for well over the estimates as a rare and unusual Viper. Well sold here and now, but just might be considered a good buy in a few years. © NOT SOLD AT $170,000. A limited-use woodie that sits rather high due to all-wheel conversion. Price offered was off the mark, but what do you do with it? Highway travel is out of the question, so it’ll stay at home with collection of other woodies. #225-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Split-Window coupe. S/N 30837S106704. Tuxedo Black/black vinyl. Odo: 16,045 miles. 327-ci 360-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. One of 2,610 Split Windows with L84 fuel-injected April 2020 121


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Leake Scottsdale, AZ The Scottsdale Premiere Lexus’s halo car, the LFA, topped Leake’s sales list at $434,500 in their first Arizona Auction Week event Company Leake Auctions Date January 16–19, 2020 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Tom “Spanky” Assiter, Amy Assiter, John Nickols, Julia McConnell, Brad Martens, Dustin Rogers Automotive lots sold/offered 384/638 Sales rate 60% Sales total $18,445,452 High sale 2012 Lexus LFA coupe, sold at $434,500 Buyer’s premium 10%, included in sold prices A rolling technology platform that numbered only 500 total units — 2012 Lexus LFA coupe, sold at $434,500 Report and photos by Brett Hatfield Market opinions in italics S 122 cottsdale’s Salt River Fields was the location for Leake Auctions’ inaugural Arizona Auction Week sale. The docket was loaded with a surprising and diverse array of offerings, including 114 cars (or 18% of the consignments) from the acclaimed John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection, all of which were offered with no reserve. A lovely 1960 Chrysler 300F convertible equipped with the dual-carb Ram Induction 413 engine sold for $319,000. A Super Fly Yellow 1996 Lamborghini Diablo coupe found new ownership for $104,500. The high sale for the auction, a like-new 2012 Lexus LFA, sold for $434,500. The auction found new homes for 384 cars of the 638 on offer, resulting in a 60% sell-through rate, netting just over $18.4 million. That’s the best Arizona debut since Gooding & Company set up shop in 2008 with a $21m opening haul. Two vehicles were sold for charity during the four-day auction. A 2020 Gladiator IASO Rubicon Jeep sold for $145,000 to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation, with an additional $30,000 coming from private donations. The foundation raises money for pediatric cancer research. A 2020 Indian Springfield Jack Daniel’s motorcycle was sold three times during the Leake auction — twice the buyers asked for the motorbike to be sold again — raising a total of $130,000 to be donated to the Armed Services YMCA and Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home. “It was an amazing event, and we couldn’t have done any of it A small sampling from the John Staluppi Cars of Dreams Collection without the support of our wonderful consignors, bidders, spectators, sponsors and vendors,” said Gary Bennett, general manager of collector cars at Ritchie Bros. “There were many highlights during our fourday auction, but John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection certainly brought the most excitement.” ♦ Sports Car Market


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Leake Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #649-1967 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 open two-seater. S/N 1E13274. Old English White/black vinyl, Old English White hard top/black leather. Odo: 30,040 miles. Rotisserie restoration is holding up well. Paint presents beautifully. Panel gaps are consistent throughout. Chrome and stainless both in good shape. Glass is clear. Interior appears recent, consistent with the rest of the car. Engine compartment nicely detailed. Comes with documentation, Heritage certificate. Cond: 2+. skyrocketed in value, so did the convertibles, then the 190SLs for those who wanted the look but couldn’t swing the big money the 300s commanded. This tidy copy sold right on the money. #609-1986 PORSCHE 911 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N WP0JB0936GS050136. Schwarz/ black leather. Odo: 86,341 miles. Original paint is still glossy. There is a small chip on trailing edge of driver’s side door, and what appears to be a rub mark on passenger’s side front fender, just inboard of headlight. No other defects are evident. Wear in the black leather interior is limited to light discoloring on the driver’s side seat bolster. Engine bay is clean. Rubber boot on intercooler has been repaired at the corners, as splitting on these is common. Cond: 2. changed hands for $30,250 (SCM# 6824243). The second year for this model in the U.S. Annual sales were over 12,000 units. This model was a significant performance improvement over the 380SL, with much quicker times from a dead stop to 60 mph, and through the quarter mile. Condition here left some room for improvement, but was certainly good enough to drive and enjoy. The sale price here was nearly $8k below book, so there was plenty of budget to address cosmetics. #455-2016 MERCEDES-BENZ AMG NOT SOLD AT $200,000. Last seen at the January 2016 Bonhams Scottsdale sale, where it failed to change hands at $150k (SCM# 6798570). Has been an auction veteran, having crossed the block four times in the past five years. SCM Pocket Price Guide sets the median value at $151,500. This was an excellent restoration on a desirable example, but the high bid here should have taken this home. GERMAN #642-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 121042109501067. Light blue/blue Haartz cloth/blue leather. Odo: 65,704 miles. Metallic repaint done to a high standard, with a few small chips at the edge of hood, just above the release on driver’s side. Chrome bumpers have been replated, present well. Windshield chrome trim shows patina in the form of light pitting. Stainless is well polished. Carpet shows very light fading. Minor creasing on driver’s seat; passenger’s seat presents as new. Engine housed in a cleanish engine bay. Cheaper twin Weber carbs instead of more expensive Solex units (originals included in the sale). From John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection. Cond: 2-. GT S coupe. S/N WDDYJ7JA8GA007420. Selenite Grey Magno/black leather & Alcantara. Odo: 2,000 miles. One of only 1,227 GT Ss built in 2016. Over $27,000 in options including carbon brakes, carbon-fiber trim, night styling, red seat belts, carbon-fiber cross bar, AMG five-spoke wheels and AMG Dynamic Plus package. This matte-finished example shows no signs of wear or damage to its Selenite Grey Magno exterior. Wheels are as-new, glass is crystal clear. Driver’s side seat bolster shows only the slightest creasing from ingress/egress. The interior is drowning in carbon fiber. Engine compartment is clean, presents as-new. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $85,000. Last seen at the April 2019 Barrett-Jackson West Palm Beach sale, where it sold for $74,800 (SCM# 6902137). Purchased in Germany on a Porsche Club of America trip, and was subsequently delivered to Denver. G-body Porsches saw a run-up in price along with most other European exotics, peaking around late 2015/ early 2016. Of late, these have seen a bit of a correction, but the finest examples continue to command a premium. With values still typically north of $100k, it is little wonder the seller chose to hold out for more. #137-1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL convertible. S/N WDBBA48D8HA067776. Signal Red/black canvas, Signal Red hard top/ tan leather. Odo: 81,727 miles. Original finish still shines well. There are a couple of small marks in the paint on the upper rear fender on the passenger’s side. Driver’s side seat bolster shows minimal wear. Wood inserts show cracking, patina. Chrome bumpers show a fair bit of buff marks. It appears that one of the driving-light lenses has been replaced, as it is crystal clear, and the other is a bit hazier. Passenger’s side taillight lens is cracked. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $82,500. This AMG GT S was a nearly new car. With 503 horsepower in a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive package, the GT S is a ton-of-performance car. The high bid offered here wasn’t even average retail for Mercedes’ 2016 halo GT car. With the original price of the car nearly double the best offer (the window sticker was lying on the dash), it was little wonder the seller held out for more. ITALIAN #542-1964 AUTOBIANCHI BIANCHINA 2-dr sedan. S/N 068728. Avorio/ orange & tan vinyl. Odo: 38,320 km. Rotisserie restoration completed in 2016 is holding up well. Avorio finish is free from rock chips SOLD AT $106,700. Sold in January 2018 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for $132k (SCM# 6863032). Ordered new in 1959 from a Studebaker dealer in Kansas City, and stayed with the original owner until 2000. The second owner restored the car and rebuilt the engine. A few years back, these could be had for very little money. When 300SL Gullwings 124 SOLD AT $13,200. Last seen at the January 2017 Mecum Kissimmee, FL, sale, where it Sports Car Market


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Leake Scottsdale, AZ or pepper. Orange and tan vinyl interior is attractive, and pairs well with the exterior. Tiny little engine bay is clean, and houses the 500cc 2-cylinder engine. Shows fewer than 24,000 miles. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,450. You can’t look at these cars and not smile. This diminutive little car was originally sold and kept in Italy, only coming to the U.S. after a restoration in 2016. The car had a clear Texas title. A recent winner at the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. This seemed like an awful lot of fun for not a lot of money. #648.1-1967 FERRARI 330 GT Series II 2+2 coupe. S/N 10181. Grigio Argento/black leather. Odo: 18,335 miles. Second-to-last ’67 330 GT 2+2 built, and the final unit built for export. Only four owners from new, with the current owner buying the car in December 2019. Grigio Argento finish is free from any damage or wear, with good shine. Chrome bumpers are in decent shape. Chrome wire wheels show no rust. Engine bay is tidy. Driver’s leather seat shows ample creasing, but no undue wear. Driver’s door card shows some wear nearest the trailing edge. Accompanied by extensive, detailed documentation. Cond: 2-. the competitive history, the bid here seemed fair. JAPANESE #616-1968 DATSUN 1600 convertible. S/N SPL31117895. Datsun Silver Metallic/ black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 43,041 miles. Previous top-shelf repaint is now failing, as there are multiple spots of paint on rear fender tops beginning to bubble and lift. This doesn’t look like rust, but rather some unseen contaminant that was present when the repaint was done in 2013. Chrome bumpers are brilliant. Largely refurbished to original specs, save for the Datsun 5-speed manual. Red interior contrasts beautifully with silver exterior. Small hole noted at bottom of driver’s side seat bolster, likely a sharp edge worn through. Cond: 3+. simple and pure, the 240s were the most honest of the Zs. This example was one of the best I have seen, restored back to original, without modification. Winning bid here was well above book, but may prove to be an astute buy long term. #590-1991 ACURA NSX coupe. S/N JH- 4NA1159MT003047. Berlina Black/Ivory leather. Odo: 35,789 miles. Paint shows well, with only light peppering present. Panel gaps are exactly what one would expect from Acura. Glass is clear, free from chips. Driver’s seat bolster shows very little sign of wear. Rest of interior shows very little use of any kind. Weatherstripping good. Engine bay appears clean and correct. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $235,000. The 330 GT 2+2 was penned by Pininfarina. Detroit-born Tom Tjaarda joined the Italian firm in 1961. The 330 GT 2+2 was his first Ferrari design. Tjaarda had previously worked on numerous Chevrolet Corvette concepts, as well as Fiat and Lancia models. This example appeared to have been enjoyed, whilst receiving excellent and detailed care. The high bid was well below book value of $280k, giving the seller little choice but to hold out for more at a later date. #472-1994 FERRARI 348 Challenge Car coupe. S/N ZFFRG35A4R0098843. Rosso Corsa/black leather. Odo: 92,457 miles. Lots of nicks and chips mar the fairly decent red finish. The nose has plentiful pepper, as one might expect from a race car. Decals and tow hooks have been added. The driver’s side outside seat bolster shows creasing and wear. Carpets are dirty. Pretty decent shape for a racer, but has its flaws. CARFAX shows Florida damage report dated 4/30/95; accident report involved right-side impact with another motor vehicle. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $48,400. As one would expect from a weekend race car with past history of accident damage, this did not receive top-money bids. Price guide shows value just over $58k. Given the condition (it could probably be fixed without huge effort), the wreck, which was obviously repaired, and 126 SOLD AT $44,000. Last seen at the June 2018 Northeast Barrett-Jackson sale, where it changed hands for $55k (SCM# 6875638). These usually sell below $10k, but this one, even with the flaws, was in much better condition than most. The paint flaws were subtle, and likely went unnoticed. The fix to the seat would have been minor. As the resale is so low, these were usually not the subjects of such a loving resto. The balance of the car was most striking. The sale price here was below what was achieved previously, but condition-driven. #556-1971 DATSUN 240Z coupe. S/N HLS3026820. Sunshine Yellow/black vinyl. Odo: 86,118 miles. A truly fine restoration on an example that was likely well maintained. Second year for the 240Z. Paint is shiny, free from nicks or scratches. Bumpers and stainless are bright, without pitting. Steel wheels have rarely seen factory hubcaps. The 2.4-liter inline 6 resides in the tidy, correct engine bay. Wood-rimmed steering wheel and shift knob. Interior appears as-new, with no sign of wear present. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $52,800. Early Z-cars have begun to climb in value, with the 240s showing the strongest growth. Basic, SOLD AT $51,700. Last seen at the June 2019 Leake sale in Tulsa, OK, where it failed to find new ownership at $50k (SCM# 6902499). After having experienced an upswing in values over the past several years, early NSXs are now seeing a bit of a correction. Built as a competitor to Ferrari’s 348, the NSX was a reliable exotic that could be driven every day. Service records and manuals were included in the sale. Condition drove the price on this copy to just above median, a fair deal for the new owner. #643.1-2012 LEXUS LFA coupe. S/N JTHHX8BH3C1000149. Whitest White/black leather. Odo: 2,556 miles. Nearly new throughout. Nothing detracts from the glossy factory finish. Wheels are all damage-free. Engine bay is fresh from the wrapper. Interior presents well, with only the slightest hint of creasing present on the driver’s side seat bolster. Windows have dark tint. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $434,500. Production of Lexus’ halo car numbered only 500 total units. The car was a rolling technology platform, featuring an engine that would rev from idle to its 9,000-rpm redline in just 0.6-second (it required a digital tach, as an analog tach couldn’t keep up). Weight savings came from a carbon-fiber monocoque body, including even the hood- Sports Car Market


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Taking Five with Gary Bennett Ritchie Bros. GM kicks the tires of their first-ever Scottsdale auction L eake isn’t a newcomer to the auction world, but they’ve reinvented themselves over the past two years, with new goals and a new location smack in the middle of Arizona Car Week. I sat down with Gary Bennett, Ritchie Bros. General Manager of the Collector Car Sector, for a quick chat about where Leake has been, where they’re going, and how they’re planning on getting there. Being here is a first for Leake — the oldest automotive auction company in the U.S. What is it that makes Leake different than the other companies in Arizona this week? Leake focuses on consignors first. It’s not that we don’t also value the buyers’ experience — but we’ve found that in many cases, with the focus on buyers at some of our competition, the consignor gets pushed aside. They’ve been mistreated at other places. We’re here to provide a good option that’s fair, consistent and operates on respect. We’re dedicated to treating people right, and we’re committed to doing our best for them. Scottsdale is a crowded field. Have you had any trouble bringing in good consignments for this first-time auction? No. In fact, a bigger challenge was bringing in more driver-quality cars. Cars from places like the Staluppi Collection tend to bring in other, similar high-quality examples — I call it the Ron Pratte Effect. Great cars bring in other great cars, which drives prices up. What’s next for Leake? This is a new direction for Ritchie Bros., but they are 1,000% committed to making it work. We’re looking at three or four sales per year, both in some of the traditional places, and in some new spots as well. Watch for more from us in the coming months. — Jim Pickering Leake Scottsdale, AZ prop rod. The LFA suffered from a lengthy 10-year design cycle. By the time it came to market, there were several other competitors with similar or superior performance. Even with low production numbers, LFAs stagnated on dealer showrooms. This one sold over book, which may prove a bargain in the future. #614.1-2020 TOYOTA SUPRA Launch Edition coupe. S/N WZ1DB4C03LW023807. Nocturnal Black/red leather. Odo: 68 miles. As-new, with a scant 68 miles on the clock. Paint, interior, engine bay all present as-new. The final Launch Edition 2020 Supra produced, number 1,500 of 1,500. Cond: 1-. work by Ghia in Italy), the Dual-Ghia had a production run only from 1956 to ’58. Most utilized the Dodge 315-cube Hemi for propulsion. This copy had been passed around like a joint at a Grateful Dead concert, having crossed the auction block six times in five years. It sold five of those times, ranging from a high of $368,500 (SCM# 6806604) at the August 2016 Bonhams sale at The Quail in Monterey, to selling twice for $225k, at the Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sales in 2014 and 2015. This time, it changed hands for a bit under the book value of $351k. Given its condition, this was a better-than-decent deal. #598-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE NOT SOLD AT $50,000. The 2020 Toyota Supra bowed to much hype and anticipation. The Mark IV Supras had become the stuff of automotive legend, backed by the venerable 2JZ inline 6, and made god-like with the addition of turbos and endless mods. Toyota released a limited run of Launch Edition Supras with exclusive wheels, red leather interiors and individually numbered, carbon-fiber placards inside. This example was the final Launch Edition built. Time will tell what level of exclusivity, if any, this brings. With only 68 miles on the clock, and the Launch Edition sticker base price in excess of $55k, the owner needed to hold out for more. AMERICAN #642.1-1958 DUAL-GHIA CONVERT- IBLE. S/N 191. Eggplant Metallic/purple vinyl/red & cream leather. Odo: 73,397 miles. 315-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Paint is striking and sparkling. Chrome and stainless both brilliantly polished. Panel gaps are excellent. Glass is crystal clear. Red-and-cream leather interior looks fresh, with no wear to speak of. Convertible top boot well-fitted. Wide whites with beautiful chrome wire wheels completes the look. One of only 117 produced. Complete ownership history. From John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Collection. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $330,000. With the world’s longest production line (frame and drivetrain in the U.S., body- 128 coupe. S/N 194375S106659. Nassau Blue/ bright blue leather. Odo: 67,048 miles. 327-ci 365-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Matching-numbers 327 and 4-speed. With AM/FM radio, five original Kelsey-Hayes knockoff wheels, N11 off-road exhaust. Repaint in its original Nassau Blue presents well. Chrome and stainless are brilliant. Engine bay is tidy with correct finishes. Interior shows no apparent wear. Carpet looks fresh. Heavily documented with Protect-O-Plate, registration history and keys. Inspected by Roy Sinor, retired NCRS Judging Chairman. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $77,000. Watching this Corvette sell was bittersweet for its longtime owner, Gary Bennett. Gary is one half of the powerhouse couple that runs the Leake auctions for Ritchie Bros. Roy Sinor inspected the car and put his money where his reputation was with the winning bid. Well bought. #643-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 coupe. S/N 194378S415053. Polar White/red leather. Odo: 24,791 miles. 427-ci 430-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older repaint is holding up well. Panel gaps are better than new. Chrome bumpers have been replated and are shiny, with slight waviness. Stainless well polished. Scoop door handles stick in their cups, show light patina. Newer interior shows next to no use. Engine bay houses correct L88 Sports Car Market


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Leake Scottsdale, AZ monster with “squirrel cage” air cleaner. Accompanied by original tank sticker on the original tank (new tank on car). Holy Grail for ’Vetteheads, the L88 was the stuff of legend. Cond: 2+. nyl. Odo: 95,197 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Paint appears to be fairly recent, with good shine, minimal orange peel. A few small nicks are present at the passenger’s side rear wheelarch. Rear passenger’s side Shelby mag has curb rash on the lip. Chrome bumpers have been replated. Stainless is well polished. White vinyl interior is tidy, but the trim is pulling away slightly from door jamb at Cpillar. Engine bay is clean and correct. Full Marti Report comes with car. Cond: 2-. Metallic/black leather. Odo: 2,830 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Paint shows no signs of bug, rock or other debris damage. No clear bra is readily visible. Engine bay is exactly what one would expect from a 2,800-mile car. Driver’s seat shows the slightest hint of wrinkling from getting in and out. Wheels are all rash-free. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $275,000. One of 80 L88s built in 1968. Hilariously rated at only 430 hp from the factory; mild tuning could yield 560 hp. This car was a frequent flier in the SCM Platinum Auction Database, with appearances at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction, selling for $330k (SCM# 6788606); not selling for $325,000 at Mecum Monterey in August 2018 (SCM# 6877385); and failing to change hands at Leake Dallas in November 2018 for $240,000 (SCM# 6889310). Last seen at the January 2019 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, where it sold for $291,500 (SCM# 6891214). The winning bid here was well below book but seemed to be in the range for this copy. A real deal, as median value for these is over $500k. #601.1-1968 SHELBY GT500 convert- ible. S/N 8T03S18512002675. Sunlit Gold/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 49,936 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A very original Shelby that is showing its age. Factory paint has lost some of its luster, with plentiful chips and cracks at hard edges. Engine bay detailed. Stainless could be better polished. Chrome bumpers holding up well. Glass is clean, clear. Black vinyl interior shows use. Armrest pad has begun to split at the seams. Luxury version of the GT500 with a/c, power steering, power brakes, tilt wheel. Date-code correct 428 V8 engine. Comes with owner history, build sheet and Marti Report. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $71,500. Better than a weekend cruiser, this one could have really been exceptional with a bit more work. Although not as desirable as the earlier Shelbys built at LAX, this was still an attractive package. Price guide puts median value at $76k, meaning the new owner got a good buy. #654-2006 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S76Y400407. Mark II Black Clearcoat/ black leather. Odo: 976 miles. 5.4-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Exterior condition for this low-mile GT is nearly new. This example is equipped with none of the four available options (McIntosh stereo, BBS wheels, painted calipers or stripes), making it a rare find. Standard aluminum wheels are rash-free, glass is clean. Engine bay is as-new. Driver’s side outside seat bolster shows light wrinkling from ingress/egress. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $270,000. Like so many of these 2005–06 GTs, this one was likely snatched up early by a speculator who tucked the car away, didn’t enjoy it, and is now selling it with almost no miles on the clock. The investment angle is understandable, but it seems shameful that so many of these capable supercars never turned a wheel in anger. Even though prices on these have softened somewhat, the high bid here was still far below price-guide median value of $302,500. #446-2011 SHELBY GT350 R coupe. S/N 1ZVBP8CF0B5115025. Performance White & blue/black leather. Odo: 1,700 miles. 5.0-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. Equipped with a deep options list, including Baer 6-piston brakes, Watts linkage rear suspension, and Shelby custom interior package. Chin spoiler shows hairline cracks in multiple places. Engine bay is stuffed with a 5-liter V8 topped by a massive polished supercharger. Black leather interior has red, white and blue stripe accents on the parking-brake boot. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $92,000. This was one of the last GT500s built in 1968. That, combined with the highly original condition, made for an intriguing offering. High bid here was still low, even with the patina taken into account. The seller was wise to hold out for a better offer. #678.1-1969 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N 9F02M480683. Royal Maroon/white vi- 130 NOT SOLD AT $280,000. Last seen at the December 2018 Mecum Kansas City auction, where it changed hands at $308k (SCM# 6887691). Most of the 2005–06 GTs were snatched up by speculators when new. Prices for them reached their peak in late 2015. The thing that may affect prices for the 2005–06 GTs now is the introduction of the eighth-generation Corvette. With a new mid-engine design, and performance that surpasses that of the GT at a fraction of the cost, it will be interesting to see if the earlier GTs remain as desirable. With the high bid here $28k lower than the price at Kansas City, it was little wonder the seller held out for more. #657-2006 FORD GT coupe. S/N 1FAFP90S86Y401789. Tungsten Gray Clearcoat SOLD AT $63,800. Last seen at the March 2019 Mecum Phoenix, AZ, sale, where it failed to meet reserve at $65,000 (SCM# 6905334). Ordered with virtually every option including museum delivery. This extremely potent Shelby had barely been driven, which seemed a shame. The price paid here seemed somewhat cheap for performance and collectability potential. Hopefully the new owner will take it out and stretch its legs. © Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale 2020 Russo and Steele celebrates their 20th anniversary selling collector cars Company Russo and Steele Date January 15–19, 2020 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers Marty Hill, Phil Gee, Jerry Daisey, Dan Roush, Kenny Garmen, Brent Earlywine, Brittany Epps, Michael Shackelton Automotive lots sold/offered 281/512 Sales rate 55% Sales total $10,714,050 High sale 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, sold at $1,045,000 Buyer’s premium 1956 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster, sold at $258,500 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by Andy Staugaard Market opinions in italics R 132 usso and Steele moved back this year to their former spot at the northeast corner of the 101 Loop. According to Drew Alcazar, auction president and CEO, “This was the picture-perfect location for Arizona Car Week. The excitement at returning to this spot was palpable as night after night the cars crossed the block to a standingroom-only crowd.” The auction-in-the-round format (really, it’s more rectangular) is a relaxing, as well as exciting, way to view and take part in all the action. There were 512 vehicles that crossed the block over four days. Of those, 281 were sold, representing a 55% sell-through rate. Total sales were $10,714,050. Average sale price was $38,128 with a median of $24k. Unfortunately, it was their lowest total take from this sale since the disaster-struck 2010 sale, when they reported many no-sales after a windstorm knocked over some of the auction tents. Excepting that year, it’s been over a decade since Russo had so few cars sold here (2009 had 262 cars sold; 2004 totaled $4.6m). The average was pushed up by the top sale of a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster that sold for $1.045m, almost twice the price of the number-two sale, a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder conversion that sold for $550k. Third-highest sale was a 1956 Porsche 356 for $258,500. Even if the total numbers were nothing to crow about, the selection was impressive. There were plenty of options from across the pond, including 27 Mercedes, 16 BMWs, 15 Porsches and seven Ferraris, among others from the U.K., Italy and Japan. Bidders really liked a 1973 Lamborghini Espada Series III that sold for $154k. Another popular sale was a 2013 McLaren MP412C that went for $118,250. From across a bigger pond, three Toyota Land Cruisers floated into the top 100 sales: a 1977 FJ40 for $46,750, a 1964 FJ40 for $38,600, and a 1966 FJ45 for $37,950. At the other end of the spectrum, a 1982 Jaguar XJ6 sold for $1,100. What a bargain! I especially liked a 1919 Chevrolet Buck Board Racer, which competed in the Great American Race, that was said to be found in the ’70s under a grandstand in Canada. It was restored to new condition and ready to race again. The next Russo and Steele auction comes up soon and is set for March 4–6 at Amelia Island, FL. ♦ Sales Totals $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 Sports Car Market 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #5368-1960 TRIUMPH TR3A roadster. S/N TS42604L. Burgundy metallic/black vinyl/ black leather. Odo: 63,442 miles. Older repaint still shows very well. Chrome and trim very good condition. Side curtains included in good condition. Interior is very good. Engine bay, wheels and underside all in reasonably good condition. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. In its almost perfect condition, this Porsche had to be close to being sold. It’s worth the $98k premium over the SCM median. I am surprised that a postsale deal was not made. #5683-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL NOT SOLD AT $14,850. The high bid on this very nice Triumph was about half the SCM Pocket Price Guide median value. Seller had no sensible choice but to take it home. GERMAN #5176-1956 PORSCHE 356 Pre-A Speedster. S/N 81210. Polyantha Red/tan canvas/tan leather. Odo: 16,355 miles. Recent repaint looks great. Chrome and trim pieces all look nice and shiny as they should be. Seat wear is consistent with age and mileage. Engine compartment is clean, but engine is nonoriginal. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $1,045,000. A blue-chip car indeed and top sale at this auction. The SCM price guide shows its median market value to be $1,072,500, which is just a smidgen above the price here that includes the 10% buyer’s fee. Although this one had some minor issues, it came in right where it should have. Both buyer and seller should have gone home with a good feeling. #5208-1965 VOLKSWAGEN TRANS- SOLD AT $258,500. This car appeared at Russo and Steele in August 2019 at Monterey, where it was a no-sale at $220k (SCM# 6908604). According to our report at that time, “Titled as a 1956, this Speedster appears in the Porsche Registry as a ’55. Median book value for this model (a 1956) is $361,500.” Given the titling discrepancy and the fact that it has a NOM engine, the relatively low price paid here represents a fair deal for both parties. #5179-1956 PORSCHE 356A coupe. S/N 55353. Silver/red & tan leather & corduroy. Odo: 60,217 miles. Beautiful car restored to concours condition. Includes rare “flash to pass” horn button. Original tools, jack, and owner’s manual are included. Top, bottom, inside and outside are excellent. The only flaw I see is some underside rubbing of the undercoating. Cond: 1-. 134 PORTER custom microbus. S/N 225026175. Green & white/gray cloth. Very nicely restored 1965 icon. Body and paint are excellent. Interior looks like new. You could eat off the engine. Underside matches the top side’s quality. All the glass is clear all around. Porsche 911-style wheels really set it off. Cond: 2+. Roadster. S/N 7500469. Silver/tan canvas/tan leather. Body and paint just fair. The road chips, scratches and orange peel need to be repaired on this level of car. Interior is very good, as are chrome and trim. Wheels, engine bay and underside are excellent, as they should be. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $68,200. The SCM price guide lists the median price for this bus as $40,500. Remember that “median” means half of the sold vehicles were above this value and half were below in our SCM Platinum Auction Database. Although this bus is in concours condition, is it worth 68% more than the median? I report, you decide. In any case, it was well sold. #5389-1989 PORSCHE 911 Turbo 3.3 coupe. S/N WP0JB093XKS050326. Silver metallic/Silk Grey leather. Odo: 27,089 miles. Body and paint are in decent shape. Panel fit is acceptable. Interior is good, except for carpet, which has several deep stains. Engine radiator frame is coming apart; otherwise, engine bay is good. Wheels and underside are good, matching the top side’s quality, but it needs some TLC to bring it above driver condition. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. The high bid on this driver-quality Porsche was just not enough to get it with a market value of $198k. Seller was wise to drive it home. ITALIAN #5217-1973 FERRARI 246 GTS DINO Spyder. S/N 06296. Red/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 96,671 miles. Recent repaint looks good, with only minor towel scratches. Chrome and trim are good and presentable. Vinyl top appears to be separating over driver’s door. Interior wear reflects mileage, with visible wear marks and cracking on seat edges. Could not inspect engine bay. Wheels are good and show well with new tires. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $242,000. The SCM price guide lists the median value of this car at $373,500. The money was just not there today, and the seller was right to drive it home. #5511-1982 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N ZFFJA09B000041193. Red/tan leather. Odo: 50,754 miles. Body and paint very good except for minor road chips. Panel fit is excel- Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ lent all around. Interior is excellent, showing little wear for 50k-plus miles. Wheels are very good. Engine bay is clean as well as underside. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $649,000. The SCM price guide shows a median value of $261k for this car, while the auction listing states that it has over $300k in restoration costs. It was going to take some mental gymnastics to justify any meeting of the minds and wallets. Still, the high bid seems to be more than fair and likely should have been taken by the seller. AMERICAN #5671-1933 CHEVROLET EAGLE NOT SOLD AT $275,000. This is a very nice collectible car. The SCM price guide lists its median market value at $252,500. It should have been turned loose at the high bid. Seller might be sorry later on. #5195-1985 LAMBORGHINI COUN- TACH LP5000 QV coupe. S/N ZA9C005A0FLA12835. White/red leather. Odo: 15,777 miles. Not much to say about this one except that it is practically perfect all around. Stored in a museum for 15 years, then restored to factory specs. Auction listing stated that over $300k was spent on the restoration. This is a Condition 1, concours-level automobile. Enough said! Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $15,950. A classic car in good condition. It sold previously at BarrettJackson Scottsdale in 2014 for $23,650 (SCM# 6724995). Then it was a no-sale at Mecum Kissimmee in 2018 at $24k (SCM# 6859822). The right bidder was not around here either, as the high bid was well below its value. coupe. S/N 1CA0114143. Black/tan cloth. Odo: 70,367 miles. Paint is generally good, except for a few very noticeable chips and scratches. Chrome and trim are good for its age. Wheels are very good. Could not inspect engine bay. Inside is very good. Glass is clear all around. Cond: 3+. #5571-1948 CHEVROLET 3100 5-win- dow custom pickup. S/N 14YR0513562. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 23,371 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Nicely done custom that includes drivetrain upgrade, new gauges, AM/ FM/CD, Cragar chrome wheels, Mustang II front end, wood bed, bed cover and more. Body and paint execution is excellent. Hood fit appears to be off where it seals with the top of the engine bay. Otherwise fit is rather good elsewhere. Chrome and trim are excellent. Wheels really set it off. Interior is very good. Engine bay is very good as well as underside. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $46,750. Good money for this classic, if modified, 5-window pickup, but it is probably about right in the current market. Fair deal for both parties. #5597-1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO coupe. S/N 5662049420. Bahama Blue Metallic/ blue leather. Odo: 34,000 miles. 365-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, auto. Original paint still shows well for being 64 years old. Interior has some issues and needs restoration. The carpet is worn and stained and needs to be replaced. Door panels are damaged and need restoration. Seats are in pretty good shape but could use refreshing. Likewise with the dashboard. Wheels are nice with new tires. Engine bay is very nice and dual 4-bbl setup is impressive. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $30,250. This car appeared at auction way back in 1992 and sold for $12k (SCM# 1543478). It then appeared at Amelia Island in March 2017, where it sold for $33,550 (SCM# 6832656), giving a fair return on the seller’s money over 15 years (just don’t amortize it). High bid here would have lost the seller about $3k on a car that books for $44k. So walking away was a no-brainer for this seller. 136 Sports Car Market


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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ #5181-1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E57S104321. Venetian Red/ beige vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 38,990 miles. 283ci 283-hp fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Rare options include big brake, airbox and fuel injection. Paint is excellent all around. Chrome and trim are very good with minor scratches. Inside showing some use. Engine bay, wheels and underside very good. Hard top included. Bloomington Gold award winner. Cond: 1-. SCM median book value for this car is $99,200 (deducting 20% for automatic). At $88k, the buyer read the book and got a good deal to boot. Well bought. NOT SOLD AT $192,500. This car was a no-sale for $300k at RM Auctions just last fall in Auburn, IN (SCM# 6911875). So the high bid here was probably nowhere close to the reserve price. #5289-1965 BUICK RIVIERA 2-dr hard top. S/N 494475H916979. Seafoam Green/ green leather. Odo: 2,721 miles. 401-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body, paint, chrome and trim all in very nice condition. Panel fit and gaps are good all around. Interior looks like new. Engine bay, wheels and underside reflect the top’s quality. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $50,050. The 1967 model-year Corvettes are usually at the top of the C2 food chain. This one should sell for around $60k, according to the SCM price guide. However, it needs some TLC and the price paid gives the buyer some room to do it. Well bought. NOT SOLD AT $52,800. This isn’t a GS. It’s a very nice collectible that should have sold for the high bid. With a book value of only $25k, the seller will probably regret taking this one home. Later found this on a popular online classifieds site with an asking price of $84,900. Not sure they learned anything after taking it to auction. BEST BUY #5606-1966 SHELBY GT350 H fastback. S/N SFM6S1584. Raven Black/black vinyl. Odo: 4,042 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Black paint with gold racing striping in excellent condition. Chrome and trim are very good, as are wheels, engine bay and underside. Interior is restored to original condition, with Carroll Shelby autograph. Fully documented history with shipping and service records. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $88,000. According to the auction listing, this car spent most of its life in the dry Arizona climate, and an engine rebuild was completed in 2015. The 138 Sports Car Market #5192-1967 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242177K141563. White/red vinyl. Odo: 55,364 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Claimed by the seller to be a survivor. Equipped with pb, ps, factory air and factory hood tach. Body and paint are in good shape, except for one area that is dented and scraped. Gap looks to be unusually wide where hood and door meet the body. Chrome and trim are nice, shiny. Factory PMD wheels with Redline tires give it an original look. Could not inspect NOT SOLD AT $302,500. Last seen with RM Auctions in Auburn, IN, last summer, where it was a no-sale for $450k (SCM# 6911888). Prior to that it appeared twice in 2009 with Mecum: at Bloomington Gold, where it was a no-sale at $675k (SCM# 1644869), and Monterey 2009, where it did not sell for $300k (SCM# 1664967). Only driven a couple hundred miles since 2009, which could indicate minor mechanical issues. But it is still one-ofone. No idea of what it would take to buy this piece of history, and no way to place an accurate value on it so far. #5375-1969 DODGE HEMI CHARGER 2-dr hard top. S/N XS29J9B318584. Brown/ tan vinyl. Odo: 60,132 miles. 426-ci V8, 2x4bbl, auto. Older repaint is beginning to fade and has some road chips. Otherwise all is in very good condition, from top to bottom. #5439-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S110486. Blue/blue hard top/black vinyl. Odo: 85,319 miles. 327ci 300-hp V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Evidence of body filler around front fender louvers. Older repaint starting to show its age with dulling, cracks and scratches. Chrome and trim are good. Needs new soft top. Only hard top is present. Engine bay is good and clean. Wheels need to be polished. Tires show about half tread. Underside needs restoration. High mileage, even for a ’60s Corvette. Cond: 3. engine bay. Rust on exhaust, which should be replaced when restoring entire underside. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,350. Nothing special here; just a nice GTO in fairly good condition. The price-guide value for this car is $42k, making this price a good deal for both buyer and seller in its current condition, with a slight edge to the seller. #5183-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COPO convertible. S/N 194677S117714. Ermine White/white vinyl/red leather. Odo: 83,913 miles. 427-ci 400-hp V8, 3x2-bbl, auto. Ordered for GM designer Bill Mitchell’s wife, Marian, by Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov. Signed notebook by ArkusDuntov included. This car was the first recipient of the Bloomington Gold Historic Award in 2001. Paint is very good, with just a few small chips. Gaps excellent all around. 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Russo and Steele Scottsdale, AZ Chrysler Registry documentation shows this car to be number 30 of 51 1969 426 Hemi Dodge Charger R/T Sport hard tops known to exist. Only driven 126 miles since 2003, which might indicate some minor mechanical issues, so buyer beware. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $52,250. If this is truly a real-deal Hemi Charger, and the VIN is correct for one with the J in that fifth spot, the high bid was less than half the price guide-median value of $122k. I’m not sure why the lack of interest. Seller was right to drive it back home. #5221-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 fastback. S/N 0F02G188196. Yellow & black/ black vinyl. Odo: 41,752 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Older restoration starting to show its age but still looks good. Paint is beginning to dull. Chrome and trim are bright and shiny. Panels good all around. Rally wheels really set it off. Engine bay and underside match topside quality. Glass is clear and clean all around. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $41,250. The SCM price guide lists its median value at $67,500, so seller was right to take this one home if this was the best the bidders were offering. #5586-1971 OLDSMOBILE 442 con- vertible. S/N 344671M113730. Blue & white/white vinyl/blue vinyl. Odo: 57,658 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Body and paint are very good, with good panel fit all around. Chrome and trim sport only minor scratches. Interior is very good, with factory a/c. Desirable 455 engine looks great in a clean engine bay. Factory wheels are excellent and really set off this car. Underside matches top-side quality. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $57,750. A very nice 442 that just didn’t get any respect, with the high bid almost $15k less than its price-guide median value of $73k. No-brainer to take it home and wait for a better day. #5585-1972 CHEVROLET C10 custom pickup. S/N CCE142S144413. Blue & white/ black & white leather. 468-ci fuel-injected V8, 4-sp. Large scrape in paint on leading edge of driver’s door. Hood and fender gaps are too wide. Otherwise, paint and panel alignment are very good. Interior is very good with nice black and herringbone seats. Engine is supercharged and fuel injected. Wood bed is nicely finished. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $31,900. High bid should have been close enough to close the deal on this at the auction post-sale. Possibly, the bidder got cold feet. Would have been a fair deal, if it had gone through. © CAR COLLECTOR AMERICAN ™ SUBSCRIBE TO ACC 877.219.2605 Ext. 1 AmericanCarCollector.com 140 Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s


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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ Bonhams — The Scottsdale Auction A Pebble-winning Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale cabriolet sold for a stout $1,930,000 Company Bonhams Date January 16, 2020 Location Scottsdale, AZ Auctioneers James Knight, Rupert Banner Automotive lots sold/offered 88/108 Sales rate 81% Sales total $8,436,720 High sale 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale cabriolet, sold at $1,930,000 Buyer’s premium A stellar restoration and show-field ready — 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter cabriolet, sold at $1,930,000 Report and photos by Michael Leven Market opinions in italics A gainst the backdrop of a soft 2019 market, geopolitical tensions and uncertain expectations within the trade, Bonhams held its annual Scottsdale auction at the Westin Kierland Resort on January 16, 2020. Knowing what would be necessary to sell cars under the circumstances, Bonhams very wisely helped build excitement by offering nearly three-quarters of the consignments at no reserve. After the last hammer fell, 88 of 108 cars traded hands for an excellent 81% sell-through rate. The total take was $8,436,720 (down 48% from last year), and the average sale price works out to $95,872 per car. High seller of the auction was an elegant 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter by Vignale, beautifully finished in an understated burgundy-andtan color scheme. It was an award winner at Pebble Beach in 2014 and sold for a very stout $1,930,000. The top three sales consisted of the afore- mentioned Ferrari, followed by another Italian, a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America in love-it-or-hate-it teal metallic, which pulled in $810,000 after some post-block haggling. Third-highest sale was for a white 1924 RollsRoyce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Special roadster 142 12% on first $250,000; 10% thereafter, included in sold prices that changed hands for $330,000. The most notable non-sale was the catalog cover car, a 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 with Joseph Figoni coachwork. Bidding ran out of steam at $8.7 million, against aspirations of an eight-figure sale. Had it sold, this car all by itself would have more than doubled the total sales figure of the auction. Several other big-ticket cars failed to move on between $800k–$900k and included a couple of low-mile supercars from 2008: a black Bugatti Veyron and a silver Koenigsegg CCX. Also stalled out in that price range was a beautiful 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and an extremely ratty 1969 Lamborghini Miura S that needed everything. Examples of sales that turned out great for the buyers were all cars I would have loved to call my own and included a ’62 Jaguar E-type Semi Lightweight tribute with a FIVA passport that was absolutely stolen for $89,600, and someone bought a lot of fun in a well-cared-for 1969 Lancia Fulvia at only $15,860, about 40% under market value. I think there are a few takeaways from this auction as Sales Totals they relate to the broader market. First, there are really great cars out there, with really great histories, in really great condition, and they are selling for really great money. Missing out on just one of these parameters results in a no-sale. Second, it appears that the seven-figure price point is now a very sensitive threshold; I offer the various high-six-figure non-sales noted above as manifestation. Further, the total of $1 million-plus consignments at all Scottsdale auctions was down considerably this year. And finally, there are a lot of good (but not great) cars coming to market and people are buying them, but they’re fishing in the shallower waters, somewhere below $100,000, where a lot of them are willing to accept the risk of buying and selling in this market. ♦ $30m $35m $25m $20m $15m $10m $5m 0 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ ENGLISH #38-1937 ASTON MARTIN 15/98HP short-chassis drophead coupe. S/N A9825SC. Red/tan canvas/black leather. RHD. Odo: 3,283 miles. One of 25 DHCs, all bodied by Abbott. Second in class at Pebble Beach ’98. Paint done to a high standard some time ago; now with large cracks throughout. Tan cloth top smudged; torn by folding mechanism. Interior very welcoming with supple leather and sound, well-finished wood. Referred to as a “Doctor’s Coupe,” and it is quite easy to picture someone making good time down a country lane on their way to a remote house call. Just needs a respray and a little TLC. Cond: 3+. 2) Magnificent, first-class build; and 3) Sold for a fraction of its construction cost—downright cheap! E-type lightweights run at the pointy end of the grid at Goodwood, right up there with some other very serious hardware. At 5% the cost of a factory continuation model, and 1% the cost of a real, period example, it really was the one that got away. #49-1967 AUSTIN-HEALEY SPRITE Streamliner racer. S/N HAN8R202. Eng. # XSP26041. British Racing Green/black vinyl. RHD. Odo: 1,185 miles. A unique, real-deal lightweight Austin-Healey Sprite-based factory race car that never actually raced. Originally purchased by a BMC dealer who painted it British Racing Green—it was orange when new—and used it as a promotional tool in his Philadelphia showroom. Wind-tunnel-tested low-drag body wavy; paint chipped throughout. Metal tabs on A-pillar hold side window in place. Monza filler; Kammback rear with built-in jack brackets. Thin aluminum door panels and hardware. Cond: 4. NOT SOLD AT $145,000. This very car was a no-sale at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale in 2017 ($200k, SCM# 6846545), but others of its type have sold for $224k–$286k within the past three years. And another sold for $616k at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction in 2014. As such, the $145k bid here was clearly inadequate, despite the car’s cosmetic needs. Unfortunately, this one’s been a bridesmaid twice in the past three years, which may hang over the car if another trip across the block is part of its near future. #41-1962 JAGUAR E-TYPE semi-light- weight replica open two-seater. S/N 878631. Opalescent Gunmetal Gray/Opalescent Gunmetal Gray hard top/blue leather. RHD. Odo: 15,467 km. No-expense-spared build of a tribute/replica Semi-Lightweight Competition convertible. Modern build by Zealia Engineering. Paint better than race-car standard. Simple blue leather race seat; all interior panels custom-made aluminum. Plexi windows, fiberglass bonnet for weight savings. Engine room super sanitary, with triple twin-choke Webers. Getrag 5-speed; Monza fuel cap. Rides on replica Dunlop alloy knockoffs. FIVA Passport provides global racing eligibility. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+. Dash wrinkled over instrument binnacle. Carpet soiled at door sills. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $23,520. In Vantage spec, its 420-hp V12 provides plenty of smooth power, and is a great way to travel long distances very quickly. Built in the days Ford owned Aston Martin and Jaguar, and sharing a platform with its corporate sibling XK8/ XKR, both of which can generally be had for a lot less money. If it were me, I’d enjoy this car for a few years—before anything stupendously expensive failed—sell it, recoup most of my money, and move on. Well bought. GERMAN #2-1956 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE con- vertible. S/N 1575247. Eng. # 3663424. White/black canvas/black vinyl. Odo: 2,596 km. Older restoration—no longer crisp. Panel work, gaps excellent; single-stage paint starting to crack in multiple areas. Soft top sound, unmarked. Interior mostly unused, pristine. Steering wheel with multiple cracks; odd crease in back seat from something long/hard lying for extended period. Chrome very good; underside of bumpers pock-marked with light rust. Other brightwork with appropriate sheen; not overpolished. Height-adjustable rear-view mirror, map pockets, trafficators. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $123,200. Think about it: a largely original, as-built car that surely would have Donald Healey’s handprints all over it. Wonderfully crude in its execution and somewhat frail-looking, but I wouldn’t change a thing, and any race wounds would only make it more appealing. If you couldn’t tell, I really liked this throwback to when grand factory efforts didn’t exist and the principals still did a lot of the work themselves. Certainly not cheap, but definitely not over-priced. #33-2003 ASTON MARTIN DB7 Van- tage coupe. S/N SCFAB22383K303474. Titanium Gray/burgundy leather. Odo: 22,578 miles. Albeit a very stylish one, now just a middle-aged, low-mile, used car; still desirable but not collectible. Some scratches on back bumper, right rear fender; random chips, numerous around trunk. Driver’s side headlight cover crazed and leaking; stained on inside. Leather nicely broken in with light creasing. Bright yellow maple wood on console/doors a bit jarring against dash leather. SOLD AT $33,600. The token “cute” car so prevalent at most auctions these days; most everyone has a Beetle story that usually brings a nostalgic element to bidding. This car was very sound and looked to need only new paint and general freshening to bring it back to top grade. Sold right in the middle of the estimate range at a market-correct price. #30-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL SOLD AT $89,600. One of my favorites at the sale, not only out of lust, but practicality, too. Simply put, it hits the trifecta of: 1) Stonking fast and eligible for any big race event; 144 Roadster. S/N 1989427500532. Eng. # 1989807500431. Silver/red canvas/red leather. Odo: 77,983 miles. Recently out of 20-year ownership in California. Originally Bright Red over Cream and delivered to New Orleans. Restored to very fine order. Paint to concours quality with uniform metal flake. Matte-red seat leather gorgeous but with light scuffing around soft-top cover. Interior otherwise immaculate. One chrome wheel ring missing. Comes with trunk-fitted red leather luggage. A matching-numbers example with original build card. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $840,000. There were a few detail issues around some underhood finishes—this per a well-known 300SL expert upon whom I “inadvertently” eavesdropped. The finishes will Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ may not be correct. Wood dash finished amateurishly. Rebuilt engine, new SS exhaust, bushings. Copy of build card, resto receipts, original owner’s manual. Cond: 2. slight color fading. Some scratching on stainless door sill. Red calipers; rear tire treads indicate near-term replacement. Comes with books, tools, recent records and CoA. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2. not be a problem unless the car was shown at Pebble Beach or a national Mercedes meet. One of the true blue-chip collectibles, and usually held up as a barometer to the health of the classic-car market, even 300SLs have seen some softening of late, but the high bid here was still a bit light for such a nice car. Probably close, but no cigar. #31-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300D Ad- enauer sedan. S/N 189010129500164. Pale yellow/red leather. Odo: 22,518 miles. Greenish-yellow-white paint garish; certainly not correct. Comprehensive chipping at all shut lines; gaps not to factory. Bumper chrome all right; small trim pitted throughout. Front turn signals/taillights all cracked, crazed. Seat leather surprisingly sound, but door panels not so much. Interior wood and trim all rough. Severe soiling of carpets might shampoo out. Rare glass partition. Sits on ancient Polyglas tires; parked a very long time ago. Needs almost everything. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $90,720. Really shiny and pretty in all the right ways...at first glance. Looks like the consignor spent a lot of money and got less than he should have. This result is a ton of money for a 6-cylinder car, especially one that wilts under superficial inspection. Price paid is approaching that of a more-desirable V8 variant. Well sold by $20k or more. #11-1978 PORSCHE 928 coupe. S/N 9288200477. Eng. # 8280502. Cashmere Beige/gold & black Pascha. Odo: 20,741 miles. Uniquely liveried and striking twoowner car. Respray done to better than new; some chipping on front bumper from use. Windshield trim does not sit down properly. Door gaps wide; mechanism squeaky, needs grease. Phone Dials poorly refinished. Interior with light odor upon entry. Dash panel cracked in several places. Slight abrasions on driver’s seat bolster; carpets a bit tired. Comes with CoA, books, manuals and service records. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $106,400. As the last of the type, the potent 993 series has been especially strong within the still-buoyant air-cooled 911 market. So while it hammered above the high estimate, I was a little surprised such a nice example did not sell for more, especially with the low mileage. A touch “slow” by modern supercar standards, this is still way more car than most people can master, and as such, this sale looks like a good value for the ultimatespec air-cooled 911. ITALIAN #73-1932 ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 cab- SOLD AT $29,120. The closer I got, the more vivid the old nightmares became. Having owned a 45-year-old Mercedes and running out of “fortitude” restoring a barely newer one, inspection of this once-dignified Adenaur caused a familiar pain in my right gluteals, immediately adjacent to my wallet. Too far gone to respectably use as-is, and facing the prospect of spending twice its final worth to achieve safe, driver status, the new owner is either smarter or braver than I. Welcome to the world of $400 door seals.... #12-1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SE coupe. S/N 11102412002053. Eng. # 13098012015169. Silver metallic & black/black leather. Odo: 3,693 miles. Bare-metal respray excellent from five feet. Thin spots, rippled areas around cowl and various shut lines. Black-painted roof with random scratches, dimples, orange peel. Poor gaps variable, wide to narrow. Windshield with minor delamination. Bumper chrome with prep scratches. Other bright trim wavy around rear window, pitted on wing windows, missing on taillight bezels. Leather seats excellent; matte finish 146 riolet décapotable. S/N 2111025. Eng. # 2311212. Gray & burgundy/black canvas/gray leather. RHD. Odo: 29,073 km. Wonderful presence and elegance from afar. Up close, paint shows much chipping from use. Paint thin on door tops; rusting at windshield base. Engine bay shows use. Rides on very old Dunlop racing tires with splitting sidewalls. Catalog entry offers complex hypothesis of early history, undocumented accidents, and how this particular well-known engine ended up in this particular well-known chassis. No estimate offered, but a Bonhams manager confided, “We’re hoping for eight figures.” Cond: 2. SOLD AT $75,040. Bidding was very strong from the outset, but as this is an early model in base specification painted in a pretty-but-sedate color, one might have expected a sub$20k result. But with its low miles, rare love-it-or-hate-it upholstery, and at least two determined bidders, this unusual Porsche lit up the room. Probably not many with this combination of attributes, but it was extremely well sold, tens of thousands of dollars over market. #3-1997 PORSCHE 911 Turbo coupe. S/N WP0AC2993VS375188. Arctic Silver Metallic/gray leather. Odo: 33,037 miles. Low-mile, two-owner car with little things to pick at. Some chipping on rear edges of wheelwells; some scuffing on clear protectant on rear fenders. Sunroof felt sticks up above surface. Trim good, with no fading of black finish. Driver’s seat with light creasing and NOT SOLD AT $8,700,000. The catalog entry made for interesting reading, and it may be correct, but it was highly speculative and is what we refer to when we say a car has “stories.” But at this asking price, a car can illafford even one story. It is a real 8C with a real 8C engine in it, and that makes it special. 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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ #54-1951 FERRARI 212 INTER cabriolet. S/N 0159E. Eng. # 0159E. Rosso Bordeaux/ tan leather. RHD. Odo: 178 km. One of only four Vignale-built cabriolets; ex-Charles Renaud. Restored in 2014; second in class at Pebble Beach that year, behind car that ultimately won Best of Show. Very small thin spot in paint between belt line and soft-top cover on left side, as well as a crack in same spot on passenger’s side. Light scratching on belt trim. Big Jaeger gauges and wood wheel magnificent; ostrich(?) seat covers lovely. Rides on chrome Rudge wires. Cond: 1-. TOP 10 No. 4 ern history at Mille Miglia Storica, San Remo Rally, Monza Revival, Gira de Primavera, Tour Auto, The Quail, Colorado Grand, Copperstate 1000. Holds FIVA passport, Italian Certificato di Omologazione, and listed in the Registro Aurelia Italiano. Recent work includes bare-metal respray, new interior, new top, new fuel tank, reconditioned engine and transaxle. Equipped with Nardi intake manifold and two Webers, racing seat belts, wooden steering wheel. Cond: 1-. other chrome quite nice. Small trim very good and not overpolished; taillights show age. Seat leather taut and sound. Rest of interior to driver standard. Wood steering wheel nice; dash wood very good. All new seals. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $1,930,000. A really beautiful car restored really beautifully; almost stately. Looks more like it belongs on an Amalfi Coast lover’s “passagiata” than cutting up the hills south of Maranello. This is very good money for a 212 Inter, with most coupes and cabriolets in the SCM Platinum Auction Database selling for $1.5m or below. With its stellar restoration and it being show-field ready, it’s time to go out and win some more awards. Expensive, but appropriately bought. #28-1955 LANCIA AURELIA B24S Spi- der America. S/N BS24S1156. Eng. # B241210. Lancia Verde Ascot Metallic/black cloth/Biscuit leather. Odo: 11,662 miles. Matching-numbers car with significant mod- SOLD AT $810,000. An $800k no-sale across the block; a deal was cut shortly thereafter. I was surprised when the marginally higher sale price was announced afterward. Clearly there was some serious haggling backstage on one or both ends of the commission structure. Slightly polarizing paint color may have hurt, but a really beautiful car with significant and recent mechanical and cosmetic makeovers. This was a ripping deal for a car that could have commanded northward of $1.5m just a few years ago. (See profile, p. 68.) #43-1969 LANCIA FULVIA coupe. S/N 818360006406. Silver/black vinyl. Odo: 95,752 km. Imported at unknown time; believed to have lived mostly in Italy. Respray appears to be pretty recent. Paint thick and showing slight waviness in very unforgiving light. Bumpers scratched, but BEST BUY SOLD AT $15,680. A friend of mine had one of these as her daily driver for some time and said it was fun to toss around and never gave her any trouble, contrary to beliefs often assigned to small Italian cars. Looks to be well cared for and quite solid. Even with the commission folded in, this was picked up at 60% of market value and will offer a lot of bang for the buck. Very well bought. #44-1969 LAMBORGHINI MIURA P400 S coupe. S/N 4356. Eng. # 30440. Red/ black leather. Odo: 38,712 km. The good? One of 140 S models, matching numbers, original panels and one 45-year owner. The horrible? Paint shiny enough from a distance; but from 10 feet, all manner of sins present, with huge cracks and gouges in paint; stripped and corroded holes from where sheet-metal screws once held rear-view mirror. Panel under front radiator vent very rough. One headlight twisted 15 degrees off-center. Quite unpleasant odor when door opens. Seat centers ripped out; only seat bucket and tatty bolsters remain. ’Nuf said.... Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. The consummate manifestation of “ridden hard and put away wet,” and that’s precisely what someone said to me as I approached the crime scene. As an S, the high bid left enough room to stay rightside-up after a comprehensive restoration, but it would be a painful and very expensive year or three, and likely rife with unpleasant surprises. There didn’t appear to be much interest in the room, and alas, no one was brave enough AND flush enough to bite. Should have sold as a matter of principle. #5-1995 FERRARI F512 M coupe. S/N ZFFVG40A2S0100154. Eng. # 161524. Giallo Fly/black leather. Odo: 24,764 miles. Resprayed at some time in the past. Paint 148 Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Scottsdale, AZ mostly very good; uneven along sail panels. Prep work not done to a standard befitting a car of this stature; panel alignment and gaps quite variable. Replacement door rubber protruding outside body panels. Windshield delaminated along lower corners. Wheels refinished but paint thick, with separation bubbles. Also needs detailing. Driver’s seat nicely broken in with very light cracking. Rest of interior needs to be detailed. Cond: 2-. AMERICAN #34-1948 PACKARD EIGHT woodie wagon. S/N 22934021. Beige/tan vinyl & cloth. Odo: 55,471 miles. Paint mostly very good; drip rails rough, edges cracking adjacent to wood. Grille and bumper chrome shows prep scratches; some small shiny bits excellent, others needing buff or replate. Seat covers mostly very good; bottoms with some holes. Gauges, accessories clear/clean; slight rust on dash. GE spotlight on driver’s side. Former Packard Circle of Champions winner. Sold at no reserve. Cond: 3+. lot of “improvising” at Shelby—but it looked odd. This one also had its automatic transmission working against it. The $140k high bid was close to market-correct. Despite the recent restoration, it was only in Condition 2-, and the guides peg such 1966 cars a bit over $150k. But it’s a soft market and who’s to say someone will offer more downstream? Kind of a ’tweener—could have sold/can’t blame the consignor for passing. #61-1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO cus- SOLD AT $313,000. While this was a nice car, something just didn’t look right about it; perhaps because I’ve not previously seen an F512 M in such a bold color. For whatever reason, I never really got the feeling it would end up with this market-correct result. In fact, maybe this one sold as well as it did simply BECAUSE it was finished in this great color and something other than the usual Rosso Corsa. Everyone should be happy. SWEDISH #46-2008 KOENIGSEGG CCX coupe. S/N YT9XC81B98A007066. Silver/blue leather. Odo: 1,200 miles. Presents in nearlynew condition. Paint with a lone chip at odd location on left front fender at door; forwardfacing panels have since been covered with clear film protectant. Carbon-fiber splitter and defuser. Blue suede seats with embroidered Koenigsegg logo without wear. Racing fire bottle in passenger’s footwell. Ceramic brakes inside giant billet wheels wrapped in 255/3519 and 335/30-20 rubber. Cond: 1-. tom coupe. S/N 12437N620377. Impulse Blue & white/Pearl White leather & vinyl. 6.2-L supercharged V8, auto. Full Pro-Touring custom named “The Blue Devil.” Custom chassis with aluminum subframe. Paint very good; far better than factory but not concours. Light chipping from use. Seats well done in Pearl White leather; matched carbon-fiber patterned vinyl inserts. Auto Meter analog gauges. Numerous billet accessories on car and underhood. Custom shroud over LS9/4L80; Ford 9-inch rear end. All work extremely well done but just starting to age. Featured in Chevy High Performance magazine. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,440. One of two Series 22 Packard wagons in this sale—other one was light green—that sold for almost identical prices. The restoration of our subject car was older, and coupled with its more milquetoast palette, it sold for correspondingly less than its sister car. These Packards weren’t generously wooded like their pre-war cousins, and the side-wood application on these looks like a cheap afterthought. They’re awkward-looking and perhaps a glimpse at the beginning of the end for the hallowed marque. Even so, a usable wagon sold at a small discount. Slightly well bought. #56-1966 SHELBY GT350 fastback. S/N SFM6S393. Flag Waving White & blue/black vinyl. Odo: 83,297 miles. 289-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Recently restored to original spec. Baremetal paint very good but very yellow; this one’s “Flag Waving White” hue was quite distinct from the typical Wimbledon White on the GT350 parked next to it. Blue stripes very light. Trim mostly sound and straight. Front seats re-covered. Rear seats might be original; carpets older but sound. Wood steering wheel; racing lap belts. Cragar cast wheels. Numbersmatching engine, intake, carb and distributor. Automatic transmission. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $850,000. As you can imagine, there isn’t a lot of sales data on these as there are so few. But the $900k–$1m estimate range seemed very realistic, especially for a low-mileage example like this one. There were some very small niggles, but nothing that should suppress the bidding. High bid plus commission would have surpassed the low estimate, but the consignor’s take would have been considerably less, so the seller thought it wise to walk away. 150 NOT SOLD AT $125,000. Kind of an odd duck at a Bonhams auction and might have done better just a few miles away. Didn’t seem like there was much interest in the room. While the high bid certainly did not cover the cost of the build, as with all customs, this was someone else’s very specific dream car, which always shrinks the pool of interested buyers. It’s hard to see this one ever getting a better offer than it received here, so it should have sold. © Sports Car Market Keith Martin’s The Insider’s Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values, and Trends Subscribe to SCM today and become a collector car insider NOT SOLD AT $140,000. I would never say this car wasn’t born in this color—they did a www.sportscarmarket.com Sports Car Market ™


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Worldwide Auctioneers Tempe, AZ The 2020 Scottsdale Sale ACD Club-certified Category 1 Auburn 852 brought in this year’s high sale at $880,000 Company Worldwide Auctioneers Date January 15, 2020 Location Tempe, AZ Auctioneer Rod Egan Automotive lots sold/offered 39/55 Sales rate 71% Sales total $5,570,325 High sale 1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster, sold at $880,000 Buyer’s premium Textbook example of Art Deco sportiness — 1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster, sold at $880,000 10%, included in sold prices Report and photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Market opinions in italics W 152 orldwide Auctioneers is now a fixture of the Phoenix-area auctions in mid-January as the initial catalog auction house to conduct their sale on Wednesday evening. This year, however, they moved to a new venue not far from their original location. Singh Meadows in northern Tempe, a short distance northwest of the 101 and 202 interchange, offered easy access and ample room for Worldwide’s operation to include sufficient parking for attendees. Yet having wide-open spaces doesn’t im- mediately equate to sales success. With a record-low 55 lots crossing the block this year in Scottsdale (to give perspective, 54 cars were sold last year), the 39 that were declared sold equated to just over a two-thirds sales rate. Topping this year’s sales was a 1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster, selling at $880,000. Not helping matters were two of the featured cars — a 1993 Jaguar XJ 220 and a 2006 Ford GT — not appearing due to an emergency in the consignor’s family. As such, the total sales this year were off by over $4 million compared to 2019. The car that could’ve made the biggest difference was Lot 49, the Ferrari F50 prototype, with the bidding stalled at $2.9 million. With a “regular production” F50 selling at Gooding two days later for $2,925,000 on the hammer, one can armchair quarterback all day that the Gooding car sold too dear, the bids were too weak on the Worldwide example, or it’s all market correct. With lower sales, one would think that it was a buyer’s market here. While there were a few relatively good buys, overall the sales reflected the current market, being confirmed as the week unfolded at the other cataloged venues. The 1937 Packard Twelve convertible sedan — originally gifted to actress Bette Davis — saw intense bidding, ending with a strong sale for the type at $451,000, the fourth-highest sale of the evening. Checking in as the second-highest sale was the recently restored 1956 Chrysler Plainsman Ghiabodied station-wagon show car. This unique car — with an equally unique history — changed hands at $742,500. Worldwide has had its share of ups and downs in the past year, yet nothing so outside of the norms of the industry. I feel confident that they’ll return next year with an equally strong batch of consignments — hopefully with far more on that docket and more being sold. ♦ Sales Totals $12m $10m $8m $6m $4m $2m 0 2020 2019 2018 2017 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Tempe, AZ ENGLISH #14-1961 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 Mk I BT7 2+2 roadster. S/N HBT7L09518. Red/ black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 76,879 miles. Painted wire wheels with reproduction Michelin radials—half of them missing valvestem caps. Accessory wind wings and light bar, which holds a pair of Lucas driving lamps plus AACA, AA, and Healey Driver’s Club grille badges. Excellent trim-off repaint, with new body and glass seals. New aftermarket windshield in a scratched, lightly pitted frame. OE-grade replating on most major chrome pieces. Good door and panel fit. Correctly detailed and clean underhood. Reupholstered seats in leather. Door panels and dashpad also well done, in vinyl. New carpet and replacement top. Modern seat belts fitted up front. Undercarriage is brush-painted glossy black over heavier surface rust. Cond: 2-. cours-quality engine bay detailing, save a nondescript, modern battery. Squeaky-clean undercarriage. Cond: 1-. car (4/4 meaning four wheels/four cylinders). In this case, those four jugs come courtesy of Ford of England, usually housed in a Cortina. Bidding opened at ten grand, jumping to twenty in mere seconds. From there, it was a bit more drawn out to garner a couple more bids on the no-reserve roadster. #17-1966 SUNBEAM TIGER Mk I con- SOLD AT $45,100. The engine got a bad case of stage fright, as it ran while in the staging lane, but ceased to proceed just as it was ready to cross the block. To keep from delaying the auction, the next three lots were run ahead of it. Further efforts to revive it were futile, so it was pushed onto the block after Lot 18. Bidding then opened at $20k, and as the car was at no reserve, dried up at this final offer. Being pushed on and off the block told the tale here, rather than any suggestion that the Big Healey market is adjusting downwards. Had it driven on the block, I’m convinced that it would’ve at least hit $50k. #4-1964 MORGAN 4/4 roadster. S/N B904. White/black vinyl/red leather. Odo: 19,145 miles. Consignor believes the 19,145 indicated miles are actual from new. Wears an older, rather mediocre repaint, with a few crude masking lines, light overspray on edges of dashboard, and some orange peel on hood. Brushed-on touch-up paint over most rock chips on front and rear of bodywork. Decent repaint on wire wheels, but spare has some surface rust percolating through. Leather hood strap is quite weathered. Bumpers and select exterior trim have been replated in recent years fairly well. Moderate-to-heavy leather wrinkling on the seats, but no tears or seam splits. Wood dashboard has a newer oil finish. Various layers of undercoating on bottom. Hung below rear bumper, the license plate has some battle damage. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $24,200. From the land that time forgot; the Morgan 4/4 hasn’t really changed a lot since it was introduced as the company’s first four-wheel 154 vertible. S/N B382002262LRXFE. Dark blue/ white vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 56,899 miles. Fitted with Shelby American basketweave alloy wheels with triple-bar spinners, on modern radials. Aftermarket roll bar behind seats, modern wood-rim steering wheel, Pertronix ignition, 4-barrel intake and double-pumper carburetor. Good repaint done in recent years. Bumpers and major brightwork replated around same time as repaint—still looks great. Newer top and seats. Period Ford Mustang 4-speed chrome shift lever with modern cueball knob. Newer carpet, with embroidered carpeted floor mats. Light corrosion starting to set in on top of motor. Plenty of additional wiring on and around engine; retains stock generator. Front suspension sits a tad low. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. Not only was the car completely restored, but it was used on a 4,000-mile tour to shake it out (hence the original 5-speed conversion), then brought back to the original restoration shop to tidy it up and return it to concours lawn-ornament condition. Not only did it get the original 4-speed gearbox put back into it, but they left it as a radio-delete car. In a way, it comes off as “we had our fun with it, and we reset it back to zero so you can do whatever you want to.” A dandy way to hand off a car to a new caretaker, but only if you can sell it. While the bidding opened here at $100k and slowly worked up to $150k, the auctioneer’s mannerisms indicated there was a long way to go to even consider negotiating on dropping the reserve. GERMAN SOLD AT $67,100. Why on earth someone thinks that they need a double pumper on a 260-ci, naturally aspirated small block is beyond me. Feel lucky it doesn’t flood out all the time. It’s not like the little Tiger needs that much more snort. This body does just fine as an Alpine with a 4-banger. Offered at no reserve, this did just fine as the driver that it is where the bidding dried out. #28-1966 JAGUAR E-TYPE Series I 4.2 open two-seater. S/N 1E11012. Cotswold Blue/black cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 6,676 miles. Fully restored by a marque specialist in U.S., done to match the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate for the car when new. Catalog noted that it had a Welsh Enterprises 5-speed manual-gearbox conversion done as part of the restoration, but when on the block, stated that the original 4-speed is back in the car. Superb bare-body repaint. While off the car, all chrome was replated, all rubber seals replaced, and all glass replaced with new Triplex panes. Radio-delete plate in place. Con- NOT SOLD AT $95,000. It’s been quite the frequent flier in the past two years, as we’ve spotted it at four other auctions since Leake’s Tulsa auction in June 2018, where it was declared sold at $77,500 (SCM# 6872437). Since then, it’s been trolled around unsuccessfully in search of a new home—this auction didn’t help, either. Even if what was bid here was all the money in the world in the current market. Sooner or later, the consignor will figure out Sports Car Market #30-1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 190SL convertible. S/N 190SL9501114. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 89,920 miles. North American-market car, with period Becker Europa multi-band radio. Older repaint, with windshield trim and weather-checked seal masked off. Masking tape and solvent etched the passenger’s door-top trim. The rest of the brightwork is at best decent. Light polishing scratches have mellowed the sheen on the repaint. Decent door and panel shut lines and gaps. Stock-dressed engine bay could benefit from an actual detailing. Older reupholstered seating leather has a lumpy appearance, due likely to original padding that’s settled. Heavier fading and footwell wear on the carpeting. New dashpad, but ashtray bezel is clumsily fitted onto it. Cond: 3.


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Worldwide Auctioneers Tempe, AZ it’s not really as nice as they think it is and that this is a losing proposition—either that, or they’re of the mindset that they need to offset the transportation and consignment costs to sell it, which is really a no-win situation. Time for an intervention? ITALIAN #22-1964 FERRARI 330 GT Series I 2+2 coupe. S/N 330GT5401. Dark blue/light tan leather. Odo: 24,115 km. Marcel Massini history report displayed with it, generated in 2018, shows it was built as currently trimmed and sold new in Italy. Wears a computer-generated facsimile of a California blue plate in back, with 1979 tabs. Fitted with Borrani wire wheels shod with Pirelli tires. Better-quality older repaint. Good older replating on most exterior brightwork—if anything, it’s a bit brighter than OEM. Good door and panel fit. Well-detailed engine bay, done as part of a major engine service within past two years. Good finish on wood-rimmed steering wheel and central panels of dash, but wood ends have some delamination. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $230,000. Last seen at MAG’s 2018 Hot August Nights auction, where it sold for $185k (sharing high-sale honors there with a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger hard top), then a no-sale at Bonhams Scottsdale last year at $195k (SCM# 6891291). Since then, it’s had more preventative maintenance lavished on it than most four-headlight 330s usually get. However, it was late to the party here (it arrived hours before crossing the block) and it was declared on the podium that it had a failed head gasket—to be replaced at the consignor’s expense. As such, it didn’t even get pushed, pulled or dragged across the block— let alone driven. It stayed parked outside for the rest of the night. This rejected final bid was a gift from the gods. #13-1971 DETOMASO PANTERA coupe. S/N THPNLS0286. Fly Yellow/black leather. Odo: 32,779 miles. Decent trim-off repaint a few years ago, with new door and glass rubber added in the process. Light orange peel on the frunk lid and inside compound curves on engine cover. Likely original plating throughout the car. Light scuffing on most window trim. Engine bay could use detailing, or at least a good cleaning. Engine block repainted a few years ago; alloy valve covers and Edelbrock intake getting dull. Af- termarket yellow spark-plug wires. Good original interior, with seat bolsters wrinkling due to compressed original padding. Heavily faded original shoulder belts. Marbled, Panterabadged shift knob. Stock alloy wheels shod with modern Michelins that are about at halflife. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $70,000. One of 743 imported, before the U.S.-spec cars were called Pantera L during the 1972 model year; featuring bigger, U.S. DOT-compliant bumpers and a/c that has a chance at actually doing its job. Bone-stock Panteras (apart from those with a/c that actually does work) have become the examples to get in the past few years, with most folks realizing that the rock-star treatment done on modified Paneras is a money pit to rectify. Bid below the market, but not high enough for motivated parties to have put together some sort of a deal. #49-1995 FERRARI F50 Prototipo coupe. S/N ZFFTA46B000099999. Rosso Corsa/black leather, red Alcantara. Odo: 1,535 miles. Independently converted to 1995 U.S. emissions standards in California, with CARB compliance sticker in driver’s door jamb. Recently completed Ferrari Classiche Red Book certification, further confirming that this was the first prototype of this model and was shown at the 1995 Geneva and Tokyo auto salons. Paint still looks quite good, although it was repainted by the factory after show duty, before it was presented to the first private owner, former race driver Jacques Swaters. Light road-debris scarring on windshield, which is starting to delaminate in driver’s lower corner. Clean, tidy engine bay. Underbody panels show light road-debris scarring, but have been cleaned off. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $2,900,000. Being a production-numbers guy, I found it interesting that this was the last five-digit Ferrari serial number—and I guarantee that wasn’t just a coincidence that it was on the car that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the brand. The identity of the original owner is also no coincidence, as Enzo himself promised Swaters back in the 1980s that he’d get what- 156 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Tempe, AZ ever car was built with s/n 99999. Last seen at RM’s 2013 Monterey auction, where it was declared sold at $1,677,500 (SCM# 6732358). Considering that the top sale of all eight auctions this year in Arizona was a regular production 1995 F50 that changed hands at Gooding for $3,222,500, this one by rights should’ve done at least that—if not a touch more. AMERICAN #25-1930 CADILLAC 452A V16 Lan- daulette. S/N 702297. Two-tone maroon/black leatherette/maroon leather & cloth. RHD. Odo: 54,693 miles. Restored in the 1970s while under an American owner, with minor touch-ups later on. Older repaint still presents well, although there’s plenty of buffing compound in cracks. Windshield starting to delaminate along top edge. The folding top is still quite good, as I doubt that it’s been folded since it was replaced. Presentable older replating, although exhaust-pipe ends are a bit scruffy. Looking forward, the whole exhaust system is rusty and newer mufflers were welded in. Gold with glitter dashboard looks more like a girl’s elementary-school art project than a Cadillac part. Thumb-sized chip missing from wood laminate trim over dashboard. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $167,750. For those of you who were just reading Cavallino or Car Craft, a landaulette is a sedan in which the roof over the rear compartment folds down—almost the opposite of a town car. Stated that it was originally ordered by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (usually a good Cadillac customer, but she declined delivery). After it was shown at Earl’s Court in 1931, its first owner became the Honorable Arthur E. Guinness. Yes, THAT Guinness. A lot of folks have actually wanted this car over the years; more recently, it’s been on our radar at three previous auctions. The last was at BarrettJackson’s Scottsdale event in 2015, then selling for $120k (SCM# 6780046). The reserve was met at $102,500, yet the buyer did well enough to get this unique Full Classic. #29-1930 DUESENBERG MODEL J Berline sedan. S/N 2370. Eng. # J350. Red & burgundy/tan cloth. Odo: 34,400 miles. Titled as a 1929 on engine’s serial number. ACD Club Category 1 certified as having a Duesenberg body, but not the one that was originally fitted to this chassis, with this body installed in the early 1960s. Extensively restored in late 1970s, freshened up by consignor approximately 15 years ago. Not the best body prep, as close inspection (such as around CCCA National First Place badge 2772 on right side of cowl) shows sanding scratches and/or old paint below the current layer. Bottoms of doors curl outwards beyond the body envelope, although door fit is snug and reasonably good. New grease boots on all leaf springs. Selective black repaint on chassis and axles. Older interior redo is still quite good, showing at worst light wear. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $605,000. The rear half of the original body was destroyed during World War II, when its owner at the time modified it into a cab-andchassis truck with a stake body behind it. I sort of wish it was kept that way, as period photos of it show that the workmanship was quite good and actually looked neat (then again, I’m a truck guy). The new owner might as well start personalizing it, as this is the second year in a row that rebodied Duesenbergs at this venue have been bringing subprime money (yet that was common to all Duesies throughout Phoenix this week). It almost hammered at $475k, but a bid got in just as Rod Egan started to call it sold. #12-1931 CADILLAC 370A V12 road- ster. S/N 1002070. Dark blue & silver/dark blue cloth/blue leather. Odo: 1 miles. Stated on the block that Cadillac Motor Division records show that the car left them as a sedan. Older repaint, but still presents very well. Period removable trunk painted to match the fenders. Incorrect gold-tone plating on otherwise-stock hood ornament. Trippe Lights added up front, but pointed outboard on each side. Headlight lenses have a yellow cast to them—almost French-specification legal. Well-fitted all-leather interior, with some seatbottom wrinkling from compressed seat padding. Light cracks in steering-wheel posts and rim. Overall clean, neatly painted all-black undercarriage. Stock painted wire wheels, with wide whitewalls just starting to yellow. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $120,000. The auction catalog stats for Cadillac V12 Fleetwood roadster production are a moot point with the body swap. The “one of 91 built” claim only has traction if it can be proven that the body it wears today actually came from a ’31 Cadillac V12, and then validated that it came from one of those 91 cars. In our database seven previous times, from 2001 through when it was declared sold for $129,250 at Mecum’s 2017 Dallas auction (SCM# 6849549). Bidding here opened at $100k, but not very enthusiastically, petering out at $120k. #16-1932 CHRYSLER CH IMPERIAL convertible sedan. S/N 7900871. Maroon & 158 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Tempe, AZ black/black Haartz cloth/tan leather. Odo: 668 miles. Appears to have been restored mid1980s, with a 1988 AACA National First Place badge mounted to driver’s side front bumper bracket. Good repaint when done, but now starting to crack along windshield posts. Sanding scratches under paint at cowl. Masking for black accents is hit-or-miss quality. All exterior chrome replated, still quite good. Reasonably good door and panel fit. Minimal weathering on Haartz top. Interior leather is still quite good, showing no perceivable wear, just slightly wrinkled. More perceivable wear on carpeting. Older engine bay detailing— likely as part of the restoration—now starting to unwind a bit, lightly soiled. Cond: 2-. in 2009, then a no-sale for $62,500 at RM’s Amelia Island auction (SCM# 1643804). Here, the bidding opened for real at $50k, and kept going steadily until it stalled out at $120k. After realizing that the well had run dry, the consignor released the reserve and the car hammered sold. Market-correct, as proven by the bidding activity, as it would be hard pressed to do any better anywhere else once serious bidders look more closely at the details rather than soaking in the Art Deco-styling goodness. #20-1936 AUBURN 852 SC Boattail SOLD AT $165,000. While this is an impressive beast, Chryslers of this era were generally under appreciated—both then and now. If anything, they had a better following in scattered overseas markets when new. With just 152 convertible sedans built in ’32, you’ll likely be the only one at the CCCA or AACA national meet with one. Purchased previously at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2014, for $297k (SCM# 6640810). I’m a little shocked that it sold here and for this, although it’s closer to reality than what it was bought for at B-J. #10-1935 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW C1 2-dr sedan. S/N 6602390. Black/beige broadcloth. Odo: 41,587 miles. Concise concours restoration completed in 2005, earning 2006 AACA National First Prize badge that’s affixed to bottom of grille. Expertly repainted, with a sheen that’s a bit glossy compared to pre-war enamel, but now looks closer due to some light polishing scuffs that knock it down slightly. Running-board rubber starting to show wear. Recently cleaned-up engine bay, over the older restoration detailing. Flash rust forming on fuel lines and manifolds. Driver’s side inner fender apron show some roughness from past repair work. Good workmanship on reupholstered interior, with front seat bottoms fitted with modern covers. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $880,000. Not all CCCA Full Classics are staid, boring and sucking air in the market. Then again, this is one of a handful of cars that’s copied in the kit and replica world, being a textbook example of Art Deco sportiness (even if the era was generally far from extravagant). Worldwide seems to be a magnet for Auburns—especially Speedsters—helped in no small part by its new permanent home in Auburn, IN, and WWG’s co-owner John Kruse’s love of the marque. I thought for sure that this one was one of last year’s cars. Nope, it’s a different car, and fresh to the database, too. A highlight of the Chuck Morgan Estate Collection that was offered at no reserve, this proved to be the top sale for the night. #18-1938 PACKARD TWELVE Series SOLD AT $132,000. One of 309 ’35 Chrysler Airflow 2-door fastbacks made in 1935 (as DeSoto also made 488 2-doors that year), and likely the nicest one out there. Last seen back April 2020 1607 convertible Victoria. S/N 1607600228. Dark red/tan cloth/red leather. Odo: 13,128 miles. Optional dual sidemounts topped with mirrors, radio, back-up lamps, luggage rack, plus Cormorant hood ornament. Period-accessory spotlight and Trippe driving lights— aimed right in front of the car to maybe 10 feet. Reproduction body tag states delivery from Earle C. Anthony of Los Angeles on July 5, 1938. Body-off restoration completed in 2002. Good repaint, aside from some light cowl chipping from butterfly hood. All re- 159 Speedster. S/N 34616E. Maroon/tan cloth/ maroon leather. Odo: 249 miles. Auburn-Crosley optional AM radio. Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club-certified Category 1 car, with original powertrain and body. Decal attesting to this is on modern replacement windshield. While a good car when the consignor purchased it in 2005, it was selectively restored shortly after, being judged in 2014 to 100 points to earn a CCCA Senior Award add-on to the older National Award badge 807 on right side of cowl. Superb older repaint. Showquality chrome throughout. Fresh top and refinished wood on top bows. Tidy, stock engine room. Fresh coat of gloss-black paint on whole of undercarriage. Newer reproduction bias-ply tires on repainted wire wheels. Cond: 2+.


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Worldwide Auctioneers Tempe, AZ plated chrome. Top showing some weathering, soiling and rust staining from top bows (that’s what you get when you fold a wet top and leave it). Reupholstered interior in much better shape, showing minimal wear. Engine bay would benefit from a detailing refresh. Clean, all-black-painted undercarriage, with new welting for gas-tank straps. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $150,000. How do we know that the body tag is a repop? Simple—in 1938 only, Packard used a paper decal instead of a metal tag, of which no originals are known to still exist and be legible. Last seen at Vicari’s New Orleans auction in 2018, where it failed to trade hands at a $180k high bid (SCM# 6879018). Not much changed since then, and this will likely provide job security for transport companies for the foreseeable future. #8-1939 CADILLAC SERIES 75 con- vertible. S/N 3290841. Light gray/black cloth/ green leather. Odo: 3,423 miles. Cadillac-LaSalle Club Sr. award badge 164 on driver’s side of cowl, CCCA Premier Sr. Award badge 1811 on passenger’s side, both earned shortly after 1990 restoration. Paint has now overall aged to have an original sheen, plus some heavier chipping on upper rear edge of passenger’s door and around cowl. Occasional tar specks on a few painted surfaces, along with some paint-nick touch-ups. Door fit slightly off on the driver’s side. Seat stitching starting to fray. Light leather cracking and wear on seating surfaces. Woodgraining on dashboard still looks new, light wear on wood door-panel caps. Recently cleaned (not detailed) engine compartment. Enameled manifolds are heavily chipped, engine paint still good. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $88,000. While it was comprehensively restored three decades ago, to quote the auction catalog, “In 2009, the car underwent additional extensive cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment, paying specific attention to maintaining the originality of its condition.” Hate to use the abbreviation WTF, but I guess I just did. So, am I to interpret that as we now preserve old, worn restorations because they look like the original car (which they no longer are) but with modern patina? No wonder folks build rat-rods. Well sold at no reserve for being the older restoration that it is—which you can drive and tour with because you don’t have to worry about sullying a minty original or $300k restoration—and nothing more. #26-1947 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY convertible. S/N 7403723. Catalina Tan/burgundy Haartz cloth/burgundy leather. Odo: 36,856 miles. 324-ci I8, 1-bbl, 3-sp. Fitted with amber fog lamps and twin spotlights. Older repaint on tinwork, inside and out—still presents well. Wood revarnished in recent years, but shows some staining in a few areas from when it wasn’t as well tended to. Decent door fit. Most chrome is an older replate. Rear bumper is markedly duller. Newer, well-fitted Haartz top. Older seat upholstery work, with seams starting to split up front and rear-seat leather-to-cloth stitching mostly pulled loose. Tidy but could be better detailed under the hood. Dingy undercarriage, aside from a refurbished fuel tank. Older biasply, wide whitewalls. Cond: 3. have been pretty soft in the market lately. To some extent, I think that since most of them have Fluid Drive transmissions (like this one), they have even less appeal to younger generations who are used to idiot-proof automatics. The rounded, frumpy design school from just about everyone 1946–54 really (especially from Chrysler) seals the deal in regard to their lack of interest, even being a woodie. Offered at no reserve, it first hit real money at $35k, and was nearly hammered sold at $55k, with one more bid just sneaking in before it hammered sold. A decade ago, you’d add another $25k for a market-correct price; for today, this really is it. #6-1957 FORD THUNDERBIRD con- vertible. S/N D7FH211153. Red/black vinyl, red hard top/red vinyl. Odo: 48,746 miles. 312-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Optional power windows, power door locks, both types of tops, plus Town & Country AM radio, with trunkmounted antenna. Reproduction 1961–63 Sports Roadster Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels shod with fresh radials. Reasonably good trimoff repaint in recent years, yet there’s some polishing scratches on upper surfaces. Newer bumper and major trim replate, but a few pieces are original. All-new glass and door seals. Front bumper seems to be canted downwards slightly, but then again the front suspension sits a bit low—even if the car does have new rear shocks. All-new interior soft trim, to include optional dashpad. Seems to run out quite well. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $62,700. Less-than-show-quality, immediate-post-war-era Town & Countries SOLD AT $34,100. In theory (or at least if they price-tracked similar to other mid-1950s cruisers and entry-level Corvettes), two-place T-birds in this condition should have moved up to about $45k over a decade ago then started to drop off in price. Yet they remained stuck at $25k to $35k for decades like they are chained down to an anchor (some of the Bowtie contingent would claim that the Y-block V8s under the hoods are the boat anchors). Offered at no reserve, it started off smartly at $20k and went briskly to $30k, then KA-WANG, the bidding hits the end of the chain. Eventually one more bid hammered it done. #11-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 454 LS6 2-dr hard top. S/N 136370B148471. Cortez Silver & black/black vinyl. Odo: 89,057 miles. 454-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Sold new by Dean Myers Chevrolet/Oldsmobile in Toronto. GM of Canada documentation confirms car restored to original configuration. Options include 4.10 Positraction differential, F41 suspension package, ps, front disc pb, full tinted glass and cowl induction. Very little of origi- 160 Sports Car Market


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Worldwide Auctioneers Tempe, AZ nal build sheet also exists; enough to show the VIN and that it’s an LS6 car. Rather good base/clear repaint, inclusive of striping under the clearcoat. All major exterior chrome replated, plus most emblems are repros. A bit sloppy with adhesive for replacement windshield. Mix of headlights. Recent concoursquality detailing under hood. Modern AC-Delco battery. Equally well-detailed and clean undercarriage. Cond: 2. 6904453). It may have fared better here, though not enough to offset sending it all over the country; but this is a soft LS6 market right now. #19-1970 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD SOLD AT $67,100. Being from the well-salted Great White North, the auction catalog stated that “the sheetmetal was replaced as necessary.” Workmanship on the body looked pretty darn good, but if I had a bidder’s number and was chasing this, I’d want to get up close and intimate before putting my card in the air. This has been quite the frequent flier over the past couple of years. The last time we saw it was at Mecum’s Louisville auction in September 2019, where it was a no-sale for $65k (SCM# 6901741), not far off the $60k no-sale at Mecum’s Phoenix auction last March (SCM# 2-dr hard top. S/N RM23V0A172631. TorRed/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 58,233 miles. 440-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp. Copies of original build sheets displayed with car. Equipped with optional Rallye gauge package, ps, pb, bucket seats and AM/FM radio. Rotisserie restoration completed within the decade, but no stated show appearances. Excellent bare-body repaint. Nose cone fits about as well as possible, but still isn’t entirely square with the world. Exterior A-pillar trim is about as nice as you’ll see anywhere; matches the show-quality chrome done on majority of plated brightwork. Show-quality detailing under the hood. Reproduction dashpad, steering wheel, door panels and seats. Noticeable carpet fade on transmission hump. Undercarriage painted at same time as exterior, but shows obvious heavier pitting from rust. Cond: 2. call this a Plymouth Superbird, but let’s remember it’s a Road Runner option package and not a stand-alone model. The NASCAR homologation special remains a bit unsettled in the market, regardless of which flavor of big block is under the hood. The bidding opened on this one at $150k, and went surely to a market-prudent $220k but failed to reach the undisclosed reserve. © SHIFT UP TO SCM PLATINUM! www.sportscarmarket.com/platinum The Insider’s Authority on Collector Car Values Auction results on over 297,000 vehicles compiled over 30 years Graphs, price trends, photos and more NOT SOLD AT $220,000. Some folks just Special pricing for SCM subscribers 162 Sports Car Market


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MAG Auctions Peoria, AZ Winter 2020 Auction Top-selling GT500 KR wore a restoration worth the $167,400 bid Company MAG Auctions Date January 10–12, 2020 Location Peoria, AZ Auctioneers Gary Dehler, Rob Row, Jeff Stokes Automotive lots sold/offered 130/329 Sales rate 40% Sales total $2,635,226 High sale 1968 Shelby GT500 KR fastback, sold at $167,400 Buyer’s premium 8%, included in sold prices Truly hard to fault this car — 1968 Shelby GT500 KR fastback, sold at $167,400 Report and photos by Sam Stockham Market opinions in italics T 164 here is something about January in Arizona that is a little magical. We all love the warm weather at a time when most of the country is under snow, but the timing of Scottsdale Auction Week feels like a vacation from everyone who is tuned up and psyched to conquer the world with their new year’s resolutions. The new guy on the block is MAG Auctions (along with Leake Auctions), putting on the January auction in Peoria a week before all the rest of the faithful competitors go head-tohead. It remains to be seen if this is actually a good strategy, because I can see this going one of two ways: 1. You get the faithful enthusiasts who are looking to buy a nice car without all of the drama of the bigger auctions; or 2. You get bargain hunters who just want a deal to flip one week later at a bigger venue for a quick score. Here’s the deal, folks: I believe that both types were at this auction, but more of the latter. The 40% sell-through rate at this event points to the presence of the bargain hunters out there representing the arbitrage motive. The star car, a fantastic 1968 Shelby GT500 KR, sold for $167,400. I think that was slightly well sold, which points to having two people in the bidding pit who had to have the car. Most ’68 Shelbys seem to find new homes in the $140k range, but this car was a fantastic restoration that may have cost more (with the purchase price pre-restoration) than what was fetched here. I really like auctions like this because they feel comfortable and cars are attainable with the use of a good credit card. MAG used a non-pretentious facility, with a tent just big enough to house the audience without being cramped but also not feeling empty. The line for beer is short and the price is reasonable. Most cars were under tents, so SPF 9000 wasn’t needed. One dealer friend of mine brought no fewer than six vehicles, and I know that a majority of his cars did find new homes. His business model is to not lose money, so the bids were there for most of his offerings with his realistic expectations of his return on investment. In the end, the average sold price was a shade over $20k, which, again, is pocket change to many who are in town for auction week. Unfortunately, it looks as though the slightly softening market brought out the bargain hunters and the real collectors may be trepidatious about buying at premium levels. It also may be that some sellers are not willing to admit that the market is softening and still need premium money. Either way, 60% of the offerings didn’t find new homes. ♦ Sports Car Market


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MAG Auctions Peoria, AZ GERMAN #443R-2008 PORSCHE 911 Turbo con- vertible. S/N WP0CD29978S788449. Cobalt Blue Metallic/gray canvas/gray leather. Odo: 27,428 miles. Slight scuff on the passenger’s side of front bumper corner. Plastic on the front air dam has plenty of road rash and buffing compound. Michelin Pilot Sport tires are about 80% worn. Driver’s seat bolster has a little bit of wear to the outside of the bolster, and the stitching is frayed from jeans sliding across it. Top is a little bit dingy and looks to have spent a lot of time down, as it is starting to fray at the fold points. Cond: 2-. value for the money when bought fully loaded. They weren’t cheap by, say, Mustang or Camaro standards, but they were much more refined and would smoke either one of the aforementioned muscle cars at the dragstrip. Unfortunately, as they depreciated, most fell victim to careless owners who enjoyed spooling up the turbos regularly. They weren’t indestructible, but they were well made. They also looked better than the Dodge Stealth. Bid to $13k, and seller was looking for $15k. That’s the cost of transport back home, just sayin’. The bid was light, though. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. At this point, it’s just a cool used car in a great color combo. I am kinda tired of silver and black on everything European, so I like this car. New sticker says $143,580 MSRP, and we know depreciation is inevitable. As it’s a Southern California car, the road rash is understandable. The bid of $60k is right in line with high private-party values. I am not sure what the seller was really looking for. I guess high retail. JAPANESE #121R-1991 MITSUBISHI 3000GT VR4 coupe. S/N JA3XE74COMY026570. Black/ tan leather. Odo: 48,500 miles. One of 684 in this color combo, according to seller. Allwheel drive and turbocharged. Decent repaint, with small scratching on rear wing and a little rash on front. Sunbaked rear window trim indicated it may have sat outside for a while. 2016 tires at 50% life indicate driving. Chrome wheels show slight curb rub. Interior presents well, but floor mats are a little grubby. Seat bolsters look good and factory stereo still in place. Scratched window film. K&N air filter, insulation on underside of hood still in good order too. Unmodified and cared for. Cond: 2-. #333R-1991 MITSUBISHI J53 SUV. S/N MB540355. Black/gold vinyl/ black & gold plaid. RHD. Odo: 79,165 km. JDM Willys Jeep CJ built by Mitsubishi under license. Said to be original paint and decals, with plenty of small chips in both. Some metal respray on rear interior under the jump seats. Surface rust around rear hinges and latches. Exterior lenses crazed from exposure, European yellow PIAA fog lights. Gold-painted rims show some surface rust in seams. Tires dated 2016, so it’s drivable. Driver’s seat foam is collapsing, but upholstery is in acceptable condition. Funky clear-enameled rose shifter knob is out of place. Lots of rattle-can resto on undercarriage hints that it might be more corroded than first glance might imply. Cond: 3. dated 2001 and have almost all the tread on them. Engine bay looks original and in need of attention despite new tune-up components. Interior is all original and is depositing seat foam everywhere. Polished surfaces are scuffed. Looks to have been cared for over its life, just not restored. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $10,823. The cross-eyed, slabsided styling of these is most likely why they don’t fetch much, even done to a nice standard. Lincolns of this era with driven miles are really expensive to restore. They are impossible to stay ahead of, too, as something is always clunking out. Fix the heater and the headlights stop working. Fix the headlights and door latches will seize up. Fix door latches and the power steering blows a seal. You can get far down the rabbit hole pretty quick. According to the tires, this thing hasn’t seen real road time in about 20 years, which is also concerning. Perfect for the guy who likes fixing stuff. I think this was well sold based on what is needed. #250-1964 JEEP CJ-6 Tuxedo Park NOT SOLD AT $8,000. If you are into JDM stuff, this might be a neat piece to add to the collection. Mitsubishi acquired the rights to produce these authentic knock-offs back in 1954 and made them through 1998 for the Japanese market. With the old-school flattieish front fenders and the red tri-diamond on the grille, plenty of head scratching will be done at Cars & Coffee. Not sure what the seller was hoping for, but I don’t really see this bid getting much higher than the $8,000 it was bid to. AMERICAN #221-1960 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL NOT SOLD AT $13,000. These cars were ahead of their time and represented a great 166 MARK V sedan. S/N DY84H411299. Burgundy/ tan cloth. Odo: 92,418 miles. 430-ci V8, 2-bbl, auto. Factory a/c and all of the options. Colorado car, according to windshield stickers and trunk badge. Hazy paint stated to be original and now shows lots of wear and buff marks. Driver’s door no longer closes well. American Classic radial whitewalls are Mark IV utility. S/N 842210020. White/black vinyl/red vinyl. Odo: 38,723 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp. Warn overdrive unit. Old repaint with plenty of flaws everywhere. Surface rusty in places, but rust has not gone through metal. Rock-hard 33-inch Pro-Comp tires half worn. Tarnish on all of the chrome, with some rust. Engine bay is cruddy-looking. Yucky yellow plastic fuel filter on side of carb. Lots of drips underneath, especially from trans. Plenty of rattle-can over the years. Dual exhaust with MagnaFlow mufflers. Parking-brake drum disconnected and a missing front driveshaft are cause for alarm in repair costs. Interior reupholstered nicely in lipstick red vinyl. Wilwood pedals with a modern power brake system is an improvement. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $5,400. 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MAG Auctions Peoria, AZ edo Park. The Tuxedo Park was mainly some chrome to snazz up a CJ-5 or 6A. But “high class” and “Jeep CJ” are not really synonymous, so the trim package fell a bit flat in sales. I have owned vehicles of this caliber, and I am sure the seller was smart to let it go at any price, as it looks like a never-ending money pit unless you do a full resto. The good news is that Jeeps don’t cost a hill to restore. Quick Internet search has this very rig being offered at $15,495 on consignment. Fair money here. Not so much on the Internet ask price. #S430-1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE Malibu custom 2-dr hard top. S/N 136176Z158340. Dark metallic purple/two-tone tan leather. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, auto. LT-1 putting out 425 hp. With a 700R4, a/c and disc brakes. Passenger’s door sits out a little bit at the back. Worn front grille and mix ’n’ match headlights detract slightly. Nice leather interior done in light/dark tones. Digital dash and goofy B&M drag shifter. Custom-trimmed trunk looks to be hiding stereo equipment. Good underhood, but battery clamps are all chopped up from jumping it. Powder-coated undercarriage. Badged as an SS. Tinted glass. Cond: 2-. carriage just as aged. Cond: 3-. with the market softening, the cars that have traded this year are not going for more than $140k. I see a good outlook for the buyer over the next five years, depending on how our overall economy fares. #389-1970 FORD MUSTANG Boss 302 SOLD AT $26,460. I like GTOs, and who doesn’t, but this poor dog needs to be taken out behind the barn and shot. This thing looks to have had a tough life, and the miles are racked up, too. Unless you are a GTO specialist and know body alignment like the underwear you put on in the morning, this car will require a LOT of money to make right. While the sold price may look cheap at about half of what a decent car might bring, this pooch will require about forty grand to make it a $40k car. Ten bucks says it gets new paint for “only $99.95” and we see this again in six months. Future buyer beware. Well sold to be rid of it. #406-1968 SHELBY GT500 KR fast- SOLD AT $43,200. Looks to have been a noexpense-spared resto and upgrade some time ago. Not sure if this was built pre-LS or if the LS conversions were too expensive at the time, but LT-1s are yesterday’s news and nobody likes the Optispark system. This car looks to have been well cared for, presumably by the guy who built it, and still shows nicely. Personally, I think this did pretty well on the block. It had a premium time slot and I am sure at least two people wanted it. If it were mine, here comes an LS7 with an 6L80E behind it. Just sayin’.... #F130-1967 PONTIAC GTO 2-dr hard top. S/N 242177Z128204. Red/black vinyl. Odo: 111,466 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Factory hood tach. Rough paint job that is aged, hazy, swirly, orange peeled, poorly masked and chipping in places. Wavy panel fit is just okay. Driver’s door is out of alignment at top and bottom but good in the middle. Nice trick. Hood up at the rear. Three out of four headlights are T-3s. Scratched glass in places. Inserts on the wheels were repainted and poorly masked. Tarnished trim rings too. Interior is getting old, but seat covers look newer and fit decently. Pretty much everything that you can touch that’s chrome is pitted. Under- 168 SOLD AT $167,400. Truly hard to fault this car. About the only issue I could find was some scratching of vent-window metal under the re-chrome. I would like to see some shakedown miles, but whomever bought this didn’t buy it to drive. This is a museum showpiece, and added miles will only serve to unravel the quality of the restoration. The price felt just a shade high but was in line with the quality of restoration. The automatic may have kept it from a higher bid, though. SCM price guide pegs this car at $165k for 4-speed cars, but back. S/N 8T02R210223. Wimbeldon White/ Saddle vinyl. Odo: 3 miles. 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Shelby #3607. High-dollar concours restoration. All panel gaps are most likely better than Ford did it back in the day. Paint done to a high standard, with slight orange peel the way Ford would have done. Interior looks unused, and there were only three miles on the clock. Ten-spoke wheels from Shelby. Scott Fuller exhaust system, according to catalog. Date-correct block and C6 automatic with 9-inch Ford rear end. Carlite tinted glass. Highly detailed undercarriage and engine bay with all assembly line paint markings re-created. One of 55 with this trim and paint. Cond: 1-. fastback. S/N 0T02G115222. Calypso Coral/ black vinyl. Odo: 56,955 miles. 302-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Marti Report. Hard-to-fault paintwork with no orange peel or road rash. Stripes applied well. Rear louver hinges have mixed, oddball hardware holding them on and are tarnished. Engine bay shows some of the paint starting to fade a little bit. Chopped-up battery cables need to be replaced. Undercarriage is a little dingy, with some black overspray on rear shocks and orange overspray on wiring behind front grille. Power-steering fluid dripping off of front sway bar and blowing back on bellhousing. Full-length headers with custom exhaust. Nice interior done to factory specs with a Hurst shifter. Missing clutch-pedal pad. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $64,800. This is a nice car and was nicely restored, but not to rotisserie standard. Looks to have spent lots of time in a garage, as leaks are beginning to develop. Not a lowmile car, so driving can be done and the restoration is just old enough that you won’t want to kick the dog if you get a small chip. It’s also not a concours resto, either. I like the car and its great color combo. Money was right and therefore it found a new home. Prices have leveled on these, but they are still desirable and may see a second wind in years to come. Fair trade for sure. #120-1971 FORD F-250 pickup. S/N F25YRK40515. Sky View Blue/blue velour. Odo: 40,899 miles. 360-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Catalog says 390, but data tag says 360 and both engines look the same. Power brakes but no power steering. Slight orange peel and dirt in repaint of original color. Bed is higher than the cab; may be due to mount change. Homemade bed rails. Dealership rear bumper with heavy rattle-can repaint. 4.10-geared Dana 60 rear end. Filler neck missing for auxiliary gas tank, and switch-over valve disconnected. Newer upholstery; in-dash Kraco tape deck fits the hole nicely. Vintage trailer brake points to tow duty. Tach strapped to steering column. Engine-oil leaks evident underneath. Crusty rear shocks. Lots of overspray from spray cans in engine bay. Cond: 3+. Sports Car Market


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MAG Auctions Peoria, AZ the money. It feels like no two were alike, with all of the combos available from year to year. This was a decent truck, needing details. If the engine bay had been done nicely with the engine out, it would have gotten much more money, but unfortunately, it came off as a superficial redo. Wholesale money on the bid and not good enough for the seller, rightfully so. Another $5k invested would likely get another $10k in price tag. #193-1978 PONTIAC TRANS AM SOLD AT $10,500. After 15 years, I still own my 1970 F-100 that has been in my ex’s family since new, and I love the way these trucks drive when they have power steering and power brakes. Without those two options they are a handful, and this one is missing the power steering. Nice truck that may have done tow duty or carried a camper. I would like to see the 360 engine taken out, resealed and cleaned up. No talk of whether this was five or six digits of miles, so it may be time for a rebuild anyway. Money felt a bit light, as these are going in the mid-teens in other venues. Wholesale money; well bought. #370R-1978 INTERNATIONAL SCOUT II SUV. S/N H0062HGD34582. Scout Green & white/black leather. Odo: 59,923 miles. 345-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Freshly applied white stripes. Power steering and brakes. Decent repaint; no orange peel, with straight body panels. Door fit is out on both doors. Doors are difficult to close, with brand-new weatherstrip that looks to be generic fit. Factory badging not polished. Oversprayed and poorly detailed rear-window hinges. Interior is coated in roll-on bedliner. Leather racing bucket seats are coming apart at the seat-belt holes in headrest. Console coming apart with mystery holes. Rattle-can resto on engine bay complete with overspray and done with engine in place. Oil leaks at front of the engine. New white steel wheels on 2011 tires. Comes with a box of parts including factory air cleaner. Cond: 3+. coupe. S/N 2W87Z8L182043. Blue/black velour. Odo: 77,983 miles. 455-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Power windows and locks. Small stress cracks around the headlight buckets. Decent repaint shows minor flaws. Prep work on body is just okay. Screaming Chicken logo starting to lift slightly at the feather edges. Wheels tarnished from spray cleaner, could stand a polish. Interior starting to age. Undercarriage is unrestored, with a drip or two coming off the bellhousing. 455 engine stated to be rebuilt. Mid-rise intake installed with Holley double pumper. Shade-tree fuel filter in front of carb. Chrome tin-can valve covers from Edelbrock and an MSD ignition box are good for “2/10ths in quarter,” but not really. Cond: 3. Undercarriage a bit greasy. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $13,500. Just your average ’78 Ford 4x4 truck in a nice color. It’s gone 100k miles but looks to be in decent shape—even though the bed had gone blue-collar. Ford trucks are always popular, but not as popular as the Chevys and generally fetch about half in the pre-’72 category. In the post-’72 years, that is also becoming true as square-body Chevys are taking off, but only recently. It’s okay, Ford fans, we showed Chevy what’s up with the Bronco. Remember when those were cheap? Sold money sounds fair to me as long as the 302 is in good order. #452R-1987 JEEP GRAND WAG- SOLD AT $15,390. Personal opinion alert—I think these are the best-looking of the secondgen Camaro/Trans Am. I have always wanted one that was done to a real Pro-Touring and reliable spec. While this is not my dream car, it is fun-looking and should provide the new owner some real enjoyment. Nice color combo too; even more so if you are tired of feeling like Burt Reynolds driving the black-and-gold ones. I think the money was fair. This car needs some details attended to, especially the conspicuously missing a/c compressor. Maybe they really are trying for the 2/10ths in the quarter. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Okay, Bronco fans, these are the new up-and-comers. They have been cheap for a while, but prices are climbing and consequently they are a bit scattered. There are dogs for money in the teens and nicely restored ones for Bronco money. Loudly upholstered interiors and funky stripes bring 170 #137-1978 FORD F-150 pickup. S/N F14BRCC3224. Metallic blue/blue vinyl. Odo: 101,498 miles. 302-ci V8, 2-bbl, 4-sp. Sold new in Oregon. Power brakes and steering. Shortbox. Factory-color repaint is average. Some surface scratching like it’s been used. 4:11 gear per data plate. Stainless trim is tarnished. HID headlight conversion. Ultra wheels are tasteful with Pathfinder all-terrain tires. Bed has been roll-on bedlinered, and is rather dented up. Interior looks rather original, with cracking sun visors and rubber floor mat. Ford dealer-added a/c. Aftermarket stereo with visible speaker wires going into doors. ONEER SUV. S/N 1JCNJ15U0HT108079. Olympic White/Cordovan leather. Odo: 3,010 miles. 5.3-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Chevy LS 5.3-L conversion. Hood repainted, but the rock chips underneath were not prepped out. Heavily scratched and tarnished front grille. Conversion looks good but is cluttered, as nothing was really hidden and there are no intake or coil covers. Battery maintainer and aftermarket, 4-gauge stereo wiring adds to clutter and shade-tree factor. Large cooling-system puddle under the vehicle. Rattle-can touch-ups on undercarriage. Faux wood has been redone, is way too shiny and some of the old contact paper is still visible under the new application. Original interior with leather starting to get a little stiff. Digital aftermarket gauge cluster. Warped headliner board, possibly from a leaking roof rack. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $43,000. I love these trucks and have three of them, but the details on this one were not there. I see an okay truck before the LS conversion that would be valued around $15k. The LS conversion certainly adds drivability, but it’s only a 5.3-L. 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MAG Auctions Peoria, AZ of value, and it’s obviously a budget refurb. I have seen Condition 2+ examples getting more than the bid here, but this truck should have changed hands at this price given the level of work it still needs. #217-1994 FORD BRONCO SUV. S/N 1FMEU15H8RLB06122. White/blue cloth. Odo: 121,112 miles. 5.8-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Good original paint for its age, with some minor flaking of cowl at hood. Had different door mirrors on it and paint was not buffed after swap. 2010 Yokohama Geolanders are worn out. Decent original chrome, but front bumper has fog-light holes drilled into it. Rear glass is scratched from operation, as seems the case with all Broncos. Janitor-sized key-ring marks around tailgate tumbler. Driver’s seat is starting to collapse. Patch in headliner over the rear-view mirror. Undercarriage is original, with some corrosion to the front shocks and the brake hoses rubbing on one of them. Transmission leaking from the front seal. Dust boot on the Pitman arm is blown out. Cond: 3. #170R-2002 DODGE VIPER Final Edi- NOT SOLD AT $9,000. These trucks were a bit of a novelty to run up against the Ford Lightning. There were about 2,802 of these made, give or take a couple depending on who you ask. They all looked the same in Brilliant Blue. It was a good look and they gave it a tune to get 245 hp out of the 360. Values really aren’t doing anything out there for these. I would say if you want one, go get the best one out there. They aren’t worth a ton, $20k-plus for the best one. It was noted this truck also had a minor accident with no airbag deployment. This got bid to $9,000 and, for the miles, that feels about right. #449-2002 PONTIAC FIREBIRD Fire- SOLD AT $10,260. O.J. Bronco without the actual criminal suspicion. It will hold golf clubs nicely too, for when you feel like having TMZ chase you down on hole 7. Will a white Bronco ever live that car chase down? Probably not, so embrace it. These trucks are known to be good for 300k miles, so I say drive it like Al Cowlings, just don’t involve the actual police, please. These are on the rise but not at a blistering speed, kinda like the L.A. freeways. Fair price with upside down the road. #366R-1996 DODGE RAM Indy Ram Pace Truck pickup. S/N 1B7HC16Z7TS709961. Brilliant Blue/gray cloth. Odo: 172,840 miles. 5.9-L fuel-injected V8, auto. Decent interior with driver’s seat bolster starting to collapse. Some wear on console armrest. Okay repaint with masking marks, needs a wet-sand. New Pace Truck sticker package. Driver’s door feels loose, most likely from collapsed door seals. Faded door-mirror arms. Plastic carbon-fiber appliqué on door handles. Textured bedliner. Factory wheel clearcoat is starting to fog. MagnaFlow mufflers and chrome diff cover are the only underbody mods on a nice untouched and clean chassis. Smoked taillight lenses. Framed window sticker, 1:16 replica model on dash and a show poster included. Cond: 3. 172 SOLD AT $18,090. SLP (Street Legal Performance), out of New Jersey, were leaders in horsepower gains starting back in the ’80s. They had a contract in the late ’90s with GM to sell modified cars through their dealerships. They made some pretty cool cars back when GM was still trying to find its performance footing and the performance was good for all 50 states. Take that, California! The SLP cars may be the only F-body of this generation to see an appreciation exponential to the factory cars. This car was cared for and was owned by the owner of a California Pontiac dealership and rarely driven. The sold price felt a little light for the miles and overall quality. Well bought with some upside to come in years ahead. hawk coupe. S/N 2G2FV22GX22129127. Gray/black leather. Odo: 5,350 miles. 5.7-L fuel-injected V8, 6-sp. Number 480 of 1,501. T-tops with interior covers. Original paint looks good. Stress cracking on front nose and some small scratches on leading edge of hood over passenger’s side headlight bucket, but slight. Firestone tires dated 2014. Interior shows well with black cloth interior. Factory Monsoon stereo. Dash looks good and passenger’s side airbag cover isn’t warping yet. Comes with a Firehawk car cover. Cond: 2-. tion Hennessey Venom 700 coupe. S/N 1B3ER69E92V102983. Red/white stripes/black leather. Odo: 19,967 miles. 8.4-L supercharged V10, 6-sp. Number five of 40 for 2002. Clear bra. Dirty from shipping. Headlights are a little pockmarked. Nice interior with no notable wear beyond light creases in driver’s leather. Pioneer head unit with amps and subwoofer in the trunk. 200-mph speedo. Nice factory paint. Polished wheels show slight curb rub on passenger’s rear and have oddball lugs on a couple wheels. Tires look slightly skinny for the rim, but they are 335 mm wide. All panels line up per factory. Hard to fault. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Nice car. The Hennessey name should carry a small premium, but from the outside you wouldn’t really know save for the sticker, in small font, below the Viper fender badge and the windshield banner. We last saw this car at Mecum’s 2018 Houston sale, where it sold for $44,550 (SCM# 6871496). These are going to be climbing in the near future. Watch out for ACR cars, the first generation and special editions like this to take off first. I thought it should have gone for closer to $50k at this sale. Smart to hold out for more money. #369-2006 FORD MUSTANG Saleen S281 coupe. S/N 1ZVHT82H265150907. Screaming Yellow/black leather. Odo: 11,595 miles. 4.6-L supercharged V8, 6-sp. With Kenne Bell supercharger, 22-inch Asanti wheels. Slight wear and fading of the grille. Buffing compound all over the marker lights. Black Saleen embossed leather seats need a good conditioning. Slight bolster wear on the driver’s seat. Sparco steering wheel with no airbag. Lots of billet add-ons and aftermarket gauges. 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MAG Auctions Peoria, AZ SOLD AT $19,710. Saleens are always cool, as they really are the top of the pecking order in the Mustang lineup. Back in the ’80s, Steve Saleen was the guy who put the road racing back into Mustang and brought his brand to the dealerships. Eventually, he made one too many slick business dealings and had to reorganize, which left the door open for the likes of Roush and Shelby to beat him at his own game in the dealerships. This car has mileage going for it and that is about it. Not sure what to make of the steering wheel and lack of airbag, but looks to be reversible, and please ditch the wheels. Wholesale money for a car that needs some details worked out. #196-2010 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1 coupe. S/N 1G1YN2DT4A5800852. Gray/black leather. Odo: 7,925 miles. 6.2-L 638-hp supercharged V8, 6-sp. Nice, original ZR1 that still has that new top-tier Corvette smell. Blue six-piston brake calipers. Front carbon-fiber splitter has some rub on the front edge like it’s got pushed into a parking stump and the lower edge has been scrubbed on the street. Rubbing compound on turn-signal lenses. Dew wiper below door glass is slightly warped. Carbon-fiber trim on interior and no wear on the seats. Slight rash on the side gills behind the doors. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $51,840. Is it just me or does 638 hp sound tame by Hellcat standards? Unfortunately, even with as many of them as there are, Dodge Hellcats are holding their value better, but they are newer, so time will tell; and people tend to drive those, which reduces the cost per mile. These were expensive when new at over $100k MSRP, and had the depreciation curve of a mid-grade motorhome. At $7 per mile for the cost of new ownership, this rivals many supercars like the Ferrari California in terms of depreciation per mile, mainly because people don’t drive them. This was actually a pretty good price for this car. Well bought. © FOLLOW SCM 174 Sports Car Market


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Mystery Photo Answers Once a trailer queen, now a drag queen — Mike Buettell, Balboa Island, CA This Month’s Mystery Photo Response Deadline: April 25, 2020 RUNNER-UP: He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. — Morty Blumberg, via email Ah, yes. The old “Oops, I ran out of gas” ploy works every time. — Robert O’Sullivan, Beverly Hills, CA Never underestimate the prodigious reverse-gear torque of a pre-war roadster, seen here lugging this Duesenberg to its concours spot. — Rob MacLachlan, Upper St. Clair, PA Starting is such sweet sorrow. — Gary Francis, Chico, CA The pre-war cars always seem to have a lot of pull at classic-car events. — Bill Maloney, via email A rare early color photo, taken from a low-flying zeppelin, illustrating a young Albert Einstein’s thesis that “It is indeed possible to push on a piece of string.” The experiment was canceled for lack of constructive results. Records of it are lost to history. Young Albert then went on to develop some incomprehensible nonsense about “relativity.” — Don Mackay, Oceanside, CA Wanted: chauffeur position. In addition to my standard chauffeur’s license, I also have the coveted and much-in-demand British Car Towing License. Reference Comments With Your Renewals In 1989, Keith gave subscrip- tions to AROC board members. I was club secretary. We have never missed an issue. — David and Andrea Hammond, Bloomfield Hills, MI (SCMers since 1991) My favorite read! I always look forward to the next issue! — Richard Silverman, Naperville, IL (1998) Many years ago, Keith said he’d bring one of the best auto mags to the market. Congrats, 178 Our Photo, Your Caption Email your caption to us at mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket.com, or fax to 503.253.2234. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Do you have a mystery photo? Email it to mysteryphoto@sportscarmarket. com at 300 dpi in JPEG format. Please include your name and contact information. If we use your photo, you’ll get an official SCM cap. the attached photo depicting my skills. — John Sommer, Seattle, WA Most auto journalists are trusted to actually drive their cars. However, some are not. — Al Nelson, Pentwater, MI A very good reason to not let your Auto Club towing membership lapse! — Michael Rini, Reno, NV Photo evidence of a common occurrence in the 50-plus online dating world. Two classics meet and “hook up.” — Stan Colona, Plano, TX Mystery Photo frequent flier Mike Buettell deserves a brandnew SCM cap with a string tied to the back for his clever use of parallel queens — a first for SCM! ♦ Keith. — Richard Kreines, Northbrook, IL (1991) Thanks, Keith, for 32 years. I hope all is going well for you and your family. — Joe Quirolo, Kearny, NJ (2015) I most enjoy B. Mitchell’s graphic auction commentaries. Keep staying fabulous! — Al Hagen, Crystal Bay, MN (1997) Your publication: excellent, informative, accurate, second to none! — Kenneth Blumberg, Livingston, NJ (2003) Love the “new” classics from the ’80s and ’90s. — Seth Weissman, Pacifica, CA (2014) My favorite magazine, bar none! Keep up the great work! — Scott Zieske, Rapid City, SD (2004) Once I pick it up, I can’t put it down. Thanks, and keep up the good work. — Jay Messick, Culver City, CA (1999) Best car magazine I get out of 10. Love “Painted by a fifthgrader”-type comments. — Rory Bertaina, Laguna Beach, CA (2018) Consider starting a new feature with great drives in various parts of the country recommended by the readers. — Steven Robbins, Bernardsville, NJ (1999) The greatest magazine of all time. — Dale Drake, Salem, OR (1999) Thank you all for your con- tinued renewals and thoughtful comments. — Keith Martin Sports Car Market Leslie Dreist


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SCM Online Extras for SCM Readers Connect with SCM online this month Kids and Cars Visit SCM on the Web Here’s a Sample of Some of What’s Available at www.sportscarmarket.com SCM Weekly Blogs (www.sportsarmarket.com/blogs/keith- Detail Duty: My wife and I have built a diverse car collection over the past 15 years or so and really enjoy the hobby. We’ve involved our grandkids with the cars as much as is practical, and they really enjoy going out in the garage to work on and detail the cars with me. A few months ago, my grandson said, “Papa, how come you don’t have any cars that I can touch anymore?” Obviously, it broke my heart, and shortly thereafter, we acquired a very solid 1935 Ford pickup. Needless to say, it has become the favorite vehicle of my little buddies. — Rick E. Start, Grand Rapids, MI Send your photos of your next-generation gearheads to SCM. If your photo is selected, you’ll win an official SCM cap. Send your high-res photos to kids@sportscarmarket.com. Please include your contact info, the name of the child in the photo, the make and model of the car and any descriptive information you would like. martin) • Upgrading Your Cars • Caravan to Concorso is Back! • It’s the People, Not the Cars Guides and Resources (View or download at www.sportscarmarket.com/guides-supplements) • 2020 Insider’s Guide to Amelia Island and Spring Auctions • 2020 Pocket Price Guide Ten Years Ago in SCM A decade ago, SCM’s Arizona results noted 1,719 cars sold, for a total of $120m. By contrast, 3,853 cars crossed the auction blocks this year, with 3,103 selling for a total haul of $249.7m. On the cover was what Miles Collier called “one of the most celebrated of all Bugattis,” a 1925 Brescia Type 22 roadster that spent 70 years at the bottom of a Swiss lake before emerging to a $365k sale. Inside, Michael Sheehan reported on the then-record sale of a Ferrari 250 GTO for $26m. The new auction record was set in 2018 at $48m. Also 10 years ago, “Legal Files” columnist John Draneas examined the liability implications after gale-force winds from the “Storm of the Century” damaged 300 cars at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale auction. April 2020 For Subscribers www.sportscarmarket.com/digitalissues-online • One year of back issues of SCM, searchable Platinum Users View 297,000-plus auction results at www.sportscarmarket.com/platinumauction-database (Platinum Auction Database members only). Compare the latest sales or track a car over its auction history! 179


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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. 50 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 1934 Aston Martin Mk II Sports saloon 10 years ago by Donovan Motorcars. Runs and drives with grace, space and pace. Please contact me for many more photos and video, to make an offer or to see her in person. $108,000. AutoArcheologist. Contact David, Ph: 860.398.1732, email: Dave@AutoArcheologist.com. Website: www. autoarcheologist.com/discoveries.html. (CT) 1955 Swallow Doretti roadster S/N T831604DN. Black/red. 2,853 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This numbers-matching XK 150 S comes from a private collection, and is one of approximately 888 examples produced. These S models include twin exhaust, wire wheels and raised performance with three two-inch SU HD8 carbs, Weslake-developed cylinder head and high-compression pistons. Included are keys, jack, rachet, grease gun, partial toolkit, church key, owner’s manual and original steering wheel. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@ classicshowcase.com. Website: www.classicshowcase. com/index.php/inventory/detail/614. (CA) 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I H.J. Mulliner drop head coupe S/N C4410L. Navy blue with gray swage line/gray. 84,100 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. This is the first of the Mk II saloons. It is one of very few remaining out of 25 built. Owned by Gordon Sutherland, the owner of Aston Martin in 1934. It appears in Aston’s publicity brochures. The body was restored in the 1990s. Mechanically it has recently been completely rebuilt. $189,000 OBO. Contact Robert, Ph: 604.926.3338, email: follows@shaw.ca. (BC) 1947 Bentley Mk VI 4¼ Litre Freestone & Webb sedan S/N TS5666E. Pearl White/blue. 73,542 miles. Inline 4, 4-spd manual. Spectacular four-year concours-quality complete nut-and-bolt restoration. One of the last examples assembled by the factory. Multiple concours appearances including the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns and the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) award winner. Original California car. $139,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1955-swallowdoretti-roadster/. (MO) 1958 Jaguar XK 150 fixed-head coupe S/N LSMH195. Sand Acrylic/beige. 50,227 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. Spectacular, no-expensespared restoration completed by concours-winning marque specialist Vantage Motorworks. Over $336,000 in restoration costs and rarely driven since completion. One of only 10 built for the U.S. Built new for Broadway producer Lawrence Carr. Numbers-matching engine. Documentation includes original owner’s manual, tools, restoration invoices and more. $595,000. Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1959rolls-royce-silver-cloud-drophead-coupe/. (MO) S/N B370BH. White/tan leather. 19,709 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. One of a dozen bodied by coachbuilders Freestone & Webb to their design no. 3038, a beautifully proportioned all-aluminum 4¼ Litre saloon with curvaceous razor-edge lines, with sliding sunroof and rear fender spats. Delivered in February 1948 to E. Gomme Ltd., a prominent British manufacturer of modern furniture. Subsequent owners included Stephan Hall of South Glastonsbury, CT, who registered the car with the Rolls-Royce Owners Club in September 1970. It formerly won several awards in British car club competition and is a Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic. $89,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 424.376.5151, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1954 Jaguar XK 120 drophead coupe 1961 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II BT7 roadster S/N S834923BW. Maroon/Biscuit. 63,303 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This XK 150 features a matching-numbers engine and has been professionally restored. Features an upgraded 4-speed manual transmission, fog lights, dual exhaust, dual SU carbs with a beautiful Biscuit interior. It has received a full service and detail by Classic Showcase, and is a great model for drivers larger in stature, with plenty of legroom available. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: www. classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/645. (CA) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S OTS S/N HBT7L15506. Blue/dark blue. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. This Mark II BT7 four-seater is a wonderful example of this highly versatile breed. Presented in highly engaging Works rally-car style. The last example to be comprehensively restored by renowned marque experts, Randee and the late Tom Rocke. Photographs documenting the restoration work and British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate showing original data accompany the car. Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase.com. Website: www. classicshowcase.com/index.php/inventory/detail/656. (CA) S/N 1E13575. Black/black. 15,260 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Spectacular, no-expense-spared concours-quality restoration by marque specialist. Original California black plate car. Numbersmatching engine. Stunning, special-ordered tripleblack color combination. Rare removable factory hard top. Excellent documentation includes owner’s manual, factory correct toolkit, jack and related tooling, THOR knockoff hammer, Jaguar Heritage Certificate and more! $269,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1966-jaguar-e-type-series-1-4-2-litreroadster/. (MO) 1967 Jaguar E-type Series I 4.2 convertible S/N 1E10502. Opalescent Silver Blue/Navy Blue with matching top. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Fully restored, numbers-matching XKE. Attractive Opalescent Silver Blue over navy blue color combo, the roadster includes upgraded Wilwood brakes all around, ceramic headers, alloy radiator with auxiliary fan, electronic ignition, gear-reduction starter, 15-inch steering wheel and digital Bluetooth stereo with phone jack. This high-end driver is ready to drive and enjoy today! Classic Showcase. Ph: 760.805.9090, email: webmaster@classicshowcase. com. Website: www.classicshowcase.com/index.php/ inventory/detail/609. (CA) 1966 Jaguar E-type Series I 4.2 convertible and mechanical restoration. All matching numbers and proper date codes. Heritage Trust certificate. JCNA 99.18 points. 1,400 miles post restoration, a superb car. Email or call for additional details. $229,000. Contact Richard, Ph: 708.370.1254, email: 1959jag150S@gmail.com. (GA) 1959 Jaguar XK 150 S roadster Silver/black. V8, manual. LICENSE TO STUN — Award-winning RestoMod. Embrace your inner Bond with a stunning E-type, fully loaded with modern technology. High-performance 302 racing engine, high-performance cam and Edlebrock fuel injection, satellite tracking, hidden weapons/gadgetry, plus many other performance mods you’d expect from Q. See weblink for additional Top Secret photos. Contact Gene, Ph: 612.298.5648, email: gene.berghoff@ gmail.com. Website: www.jaguarguy.wixsite.com/ restomod. (MN) 1965 Jaguar E-type convertible 1964 Jaguar E-type Series I RestoMod coupe S/N 677769. British Racing Green/Fawn. 16,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Numbers-matching, concours-winning XK 120. Nut-and-bolt restoration 180 S/N 831488DN. Claret/Biscuit. 1,400 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Complete frame-off cosmetic S/N 1E13230. Carmen Red/black. 60,243 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Spectacular condition! Driven less than 3,000 miles since complete restoration. Maintained by the second owner for Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery more than 30 years. Numbers-matching engine. Documentation includes owner’s manual, lubrication chart, Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate copy and more. Final year of the covered headlight models. Rare air conditioning. $169,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1967-jaguar-e-type-series-1-4-2roadster/. (MO) 1967 Jaguar E-type Series I coupe S/N 1E32342. Prim Rose/black. 67,622 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. Matching-numbers solid body, with partial interior restoration and recent engine service. Spent large portion of its life as a California car. Original California black plates included. 1967 employs the best of the Series I cars, high-performance 4.2 engine, synchronized gearbox, more-comfortable interior, etc. See weblink for additional photos. Contact Jeremy, Ph: 612.590.2094, email: jberg1177@gmail.com. Website: www.jaguarguy.wixsite.com/etype. (MN) 1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage flip-tail coupe Silver/Aftermarket fiberglass Bugeye bonnet in great condition. Front-hinge-type. No cracks, needs new paint. Will put on pallet and take to shipper, buyer pays shipping. $850. Contact James, Ph: 303.946.8548, email: gearhead007@hotmail. com. (CO) FRENCH 1912 Delaunay-Belleville CV24 open-top saloon S/N 213313. Ruby Red Metallic/black. 93,000 miles. This 356B T-6 Karmann coupe was built in March 1963, finished in Ruby Red Metallic over black leatherette. Original Blaupunkt radio still working great. Work performed includes replacing the floor pans, tuning the numbers-matching 1600S flat-4, replacing the clutch and reconditioning the seats with new padding. Great running and driving 356. Porsche CoA included with service history. $80,000 OBO. Contact John, Ph: 520.307.7163, email: bnjgruber@gmail.com. (AZ) 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SE cabriolet S/N 9110300085. Conda Green/black leather. Flat 6, manual. Porsche CoA. Only 1,430 911S coupes were built in 1970. 2.2-liter, 180-horsepower fuel-injected 6-cylinder motor. Southern California car for the past 10 years. Fully restored by Elite Restoration of Paramount, CA, in 2015–17. Further work done by various San Diego Porsche specialists. Beautiful body- and paintwork in original Conda Green. Complete interior upholstery done in correct materials. Engine rebuild, wheels refinished. Matching numbers, engine and transmission. An outstanding example of a very rare 911S coupe. Grand Prix Classics. Contact Mark, Ph: 858.459.3500, email: info@grandprixclassics.com. Website: www. grandprixclassics.com/1970-porsche-911s/. (CA) 1977 Porsche 911S Targa 1959–60 Austin-Healey Bugeye fiberglass bonnet leather. Outstanding documentation includes original manual, restoration invoices and more. $1,499,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1963-porsche-356-bcarrera-2-gs-cabriolet/. (MO) 1963 Porsche 356B T-6 1600S coupe 1970 Porsche 911S coupe S/N V811880LCAV. Aztec Gold/brown. 81,488 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Incredibly rare left-hand-drive V8 Vantage flip-tail coupe. One of only 11 factory built for the U.S. Fitted with high-horsepower Eurospec DOHC V8 engine (numbers-matching engine included). Documented by owner’s manual, Heritage Trust Certificate and more. $239,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1979-aston-martin-vantage-flip-tailcoupe/. (MO) 1994 Jaguar XJ 220 coupe S/N 4979. Burgundy/black. 1,000 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd manual. 1906–08 Delaunay-Belleville HB4 Phaeton CV24, chassis number 4979V; coachwork: Phaeton Tourer registration number MH12 (current Spanish de-registered 2014. ) Engine number 4979V. The French Delaunay-Belleville was an internationally coveted prestige car in the first decade of the 20th century. Produced under the exacting direction of manufacturing magnate Louis Delaunay-Belleville, the marque made its debut at the 1904 Paris Salon. The chassis, engineered by former Benz designer Marius Barbarou, featured a distinctive round radiator, patterned after the steam boilers the car’s parent firm had long supplied for naval use. $123,000 OBO. Classicmobilia. Contact Keith, Ph: 44(0)1908270672, email: keith@ classicmobilia.com. Website: www.classicmobilia. com/showroom/9142508-delaunay-belleville-24-cvconvertible/. (Milton Keynes) GERMAN S/N SAJJEAEX8AX220618. Le Mans Blue/Charcoal Grey. 1,199 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. Just released from a private collection. Driven only 1,199 miles (1,929 km) from new! One of only 283 built. Fastest production car in the world upon introduction. Timing belt and fuel bladder service performed. Excellent documentation includes original books, original tools, first aid kit, original XJ 220 press tour invitation and more. $495,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/ inventory/1994-jaguar-xj220-2/. (MO) 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 GS by Reutter cabriolet S/N 158183. Signal Red/black. 64,941 miles. Flat 4, 4-spd manual. Spectacular concours restoration. Recently released from 30 years of collector ownership in Europe. Original numbers-matching type 587/1 engine and numbers-matching gearbox. One of 22 completed in 1963; of those, only two were finished in Signal Red over black 182 S/N 11304400000000. Off White/navy blue. 83,800 miles. V8, automatic. An extremely rare example of this mostly all-original Southern California 280SL W113 Pagoda roadster, with very desirable original factory and dealer options of automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, outside rear-view mirror, German canvas soft top and original factory hard top. The car still boasts its original Off White factory color paint and navy blue interior and with believed to be an original 83k miles! OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) S/N 11102500000000. Anthracite Grey/black. 20,066 miles. Inline 6, 4-spd automatic. Spectacular restored condition! Desirable European-delivery example. Shown at the 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. Numbers-matching engine and automatic gearbox. Kuhlmeister factory air conditioning. Documentation includes owner’s manual, German tourist delivery insurance card, tools, jack, data card copy from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center and more. $189,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1968-mercedes-benz280se-cabriolet/. (MO) 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL convertible Guard Red/tan. 137,000 miles. Flat 6, 5-spd manual. One strip/repaint in original Guards Red. Southern car, no rust underneath ever, no accidents, drives great, a/c cool, great transmission, brakes, etc. Great engine rebuild by factory Porsche mechanic 5,000 miles ago, engine strong and dry, no thermal reactors, good owner last 24 years. Call during daytime, Est. $32,500. Contact Jerry, Ph: 330.759.5224, email: jbenzr@aol.com. (OH) 1986 Porsche 930 coupe S/N WP0JB0939GS050714. Prussian Blue/black. 80,280 miles. Flat 6, 4-spd manual. Beautiful 930 Turbo. Rare color, excellent condition throughout. Original manuals, toolkit, spare and jack. Aftermarket sport exhaust, with original and all emissions equipment included. Jan 19 service compression test 115–120 all cylinders. Clean CARFAX. $89,000. Contact Andrew, Ph: 480.636.0066, email: andrewcruse59@gmail. com. (AZ) 1988 BMW M6 coupe S/N WBAEE1410J2560796. Cinnabar Red/Natur Nappa. 71,592 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. Superb, highly original condition. Original paint and interior. New rear suspension accumulators and front suspension arms, Bavarian Autosport strut brace, a/c converted to R134. Trunk spoiler and original wheels refinished. 1988 model features upgraded, cleanerlooking bumpers. Condition in top-tier of E24 M6s. Outstanding in all respects. $54,000 OBO. Contact Lawrence, Ph: 917.301.4799, email: ltrepel@gmail. com. (NC) Sports Car Market


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SCM Showcase Gallery 1991 BMW Z1 Alpina cabriolet 1969 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Callaway prototype coupe Bill, Ph: 518.587.1935, email: bill.windham@ saratogaautomuseum.org. Website: www. saratogaautoauction.org/. (NY) 1932 Packard 903 Deluxe Eight roadster coupe S/N WAPRLE0000C260028. Red/black. 34,692 miles. Inline 6, 5-spd manual. Rare Alpina Z1, number 28 of 66, built in 1991. Has had all recent services. 34.7k km. Brought to U.S. as show and display only and kept in dealer inventory since imported. Excellent cosmetic, running and driving condition. $120,000. BMW San Francisco. Contact Henry, Ph: 415.551.4233, email: henryeschmitt@gmail. com. (CA) 2008 BMW Z4 coupe S/N 59249314. Nero Black/Rich Tan. 28,125 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Beautifully restored example. Only 28,125 actual miles! Originally assembled in Torino, Italy. Previously owned by a senior analyst of Sports Car Market magazine. Ford 351-ci Cleveland V8 engine with Edelbrock polished aluminum intake, Holley 4-barrel induction and Italia valve covers. $159,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1969-intermeccanicaitalia/. (MO) 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 coupe S/N ZARAA6693F1007091. Red/beige. 79,000 miles. V6, 5-spd manual. Last pre-production prototype (number 5). Actual car tested by Road & Track and Car & Driver in 1985. Former owner claimed Callaway brochure cover car. Original paint and interior; including Recaros. Rebuilt motor. See January 2012 Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine. Service records: previous owner’s plus mine. Not a museum piece; beautifully preserved and maintained. Until recently it’s been my daily driver, but at 80-plus years old, the driving position no longer suits me. This is a very special car of historical significance. GTV6 Callaways will be featured at 2020 AROC Convention. $65,000. Contact Lester, Ph: 918.430.5968, email: gtvalfa@sbcglobal.net. (OK) Inline 6, automatic. Extremely rare, extremely beautiful, extremely desirable. Fairly low miles (approximately 70k), fairly low price for an almost“exotic.” Paddle-shift automatic. Buy my car. I have become way too old for it, but it is difficult to part with. I’ll miss it. Call for any and all details (no voicemails. Call until I pick up. Thanks.) $23,000 OBO. Contact Kent, Ph: 505.639.2442, (NM) ITALIAN 1962 Ferrari 330 GT prototype (Enzo Ferrari’s personal car) 2+2 coupe 1992 Alfa Romeo Spyder S/N 13151. Verde Bahram/beige. 71,000 miles. V12, 5-spd manual. Original and unmolested 365GT 2+2 with a high-end repaint in its original Verde Bahram (Emerald Green) color. Interior is all-original, car looks and drives excellent. Power steering, factory a/c, Borrani wire wheels. Documented long-term ownership. Includes manuals and tools. $195,000. Contact Ivan, Ph: 678.521.7893, email: ivan@ thecarnut.com. Website: www.thecarnut.com/ Ferrari365GT.html. (GA) 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS Spider S/N 193829. Black/black. 46,076 miles. Inline 8, 4-spd manual. Just released from over a decade of single-collector ownership. Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic; eligible for all events and caravans. Incredible documentation dating back to 1930s. $229,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1932packard-special-eight-roadster-coupe/. (MO) 1947 Cadillac Series 75 Fleetwood 7-passenger sedan Inline 4, Clean CARFAX report, only 58,000 original miles. Excellent overall and wonderful driving car. Alternate phone: 323.327.6110. $14,000. Contact “CJ,” Ph: 818.754.1298, (CA) AMERICAN 1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight convertible S/N 4085. Light Ivory/black. 67,710 miles. V12, 4-spd manual. Prototype built in August 1962. Retained by the factory for two years and used by Enzo Ferrari as one of his personal cars. Excellent documentation includes original owner’s manual, original brochure, 1977 letter from Ferrari and more. $22,000 service completed in 2018. $495,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1962-ferrari-330gt-2plus-2-coupe-by-pininfarina-enzo-ferraris-personal-car/. (MO) 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce S/N 3423869. Cavern Green/Original Broadcloth. 53,000 miles. V8, automatic. All original survivor, CCCA registered, only 930 built in 1947. 346-ci V8, radio, twin heaters, original paint, excellent chrome, show winner, always garaged. More pictures available. $37,500 OBO. Don Kiesbuy Enterprises. Contact Don, Ph: 509.981.3013, email: dkiesbuy@ gmail.com. (WA) 1953 Buick Skylark convertible S/N 28065. Rosso Chiaro/black. Originally purchased by Rick Mears in 1979 after his first of four Indianapolis 500 wins. Complete documentation to date, with all books, tools/jack, bags, covers, service records and additional Mears memorabilia. Mario Andretti etched signature steering wheel. Properly maintained and kept in dedicated preservation condition with original paint and interior. $69,000 OBO. Contact Michael, Ph: 701.235.4796, email: haringmp@aol.com. (ND) 1983 DeTomaso Pantera GTS coupe S/N 178886. Beige/brown. V8, 3-spd manual. From two museums as prior owners. A true low-mileage example of America’s greatest period of growth and stature! To be offered at fourth annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction, September 18–19, 2020 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY; to consign or register to bid, call or visit us online. Saratoga Motorcar Auctions. Contact S/N 16839256. Cream/white & black. V8, 3-spd automatic. This is the 50th Anniversary Special Edition of Buick—only 1,650 of this model were ever built and there are only a few in this condition still in existence. To be offered at fourth annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction, September 18–19, 2020, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY; to consign or register to bid, call or visit us online. Saratoga Motorcar Auctons. Contact Bill, Ph: 518.401.5180, email: bill.windham@ S/N AR247703. Red/black. Inline 4, manual. Recent service on engine, all suspension, corners rebuilt. New brakes and shocks. Fuel tank removed and resealed. $2,500 paint detail. Original interior. Wonderful example of very rare stepnose. Grand Prix Classics. Contact Mark, Ph: 858.459.3500, email: info@grandprixclassics.com. Website: www. grandprixclassics.com/1967-alfa-romeo-giulia-sprintgt-veloce-2/. (CA) S/N THPNBT09281. Red/tan. 4,571 miles. V8, 5-spd manual. Originally gifted to Carroll Shelby by DeTomaso. Spectacular condition with original leather interior. One of approximately 138 brought to the U.S. Numbers-matching 351-ci engine. Reputably the last factory red narrow-body GTS built. Documentation includes insurance card, 1985 EPA compliance test copy, Shelby Vehicle Authenticity Certificate and more. $249,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@ schmitt.com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/ carroll-shelbys-1983-detomaso-pantera-gts-oneand-only-owner/. (MO) April 2020 183


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SCM Showcase Gallery saratogaautomuseum.org. Website: www. saratogaautoauction.org/. (NY) 1953 Chrysler Ghia Special Sport coupe 1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix 2-dr hard top 1965 Chevrolet Corvette 327 coupe 1982 Avanti Motor Co. Avanti II coupe V8, Thomas Special design. Celebrity ownership. Hemi, KLM speedo, Marchal sidelights, leather. Seller owned 40 years. Excellent condition. Serious inquiries only. Alternate phone: 323.327.6110. Contact “CJ,” Ph: 818.754.1298, email: akira01@ pacbell.net. (CA) 1954 Kaiser-Darrin 161 Sport roadster S/N 5315112363. Red/red. 20,447 miles. V8, automatic. An exceptionally straight and great daily-driving survivor. Recently comprehensively unibody-up restored. Mostly all original and stock Southern California car with coveted California black plates. 318/230-hp 2-bbl V8 engine matched to its original and optional TorqueFlite push-button automatic transmission, factory power steering, power brakes and air conditioning! $37,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 310.779.0526, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www.WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/360 Fuelie convertible Glen Green/green. 33,500 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Stunning example of a Top Flight awarded car, having a body-off nut-and-bolt restoration to a highly detailed standard. Correct-code Glen Green/green with matching-numbers drivetrain; optioned with the base 327, 4-speed, PS, factory a/c, Teakwood wheel and AM/FM radio. Beautiful paint over a laser-straight body with excellent panel gaps and a spotless interior. Original steelies with caps and Goldline tires for show, along with polished Torque Thrusts wrapped with modern radials for go. Docs and 100 photos available. Contact William, Ph: 609.790.1526, email: classiccarcritic@yahoo.com. Website: www.flickr.com/photos/99107519@N02/ albums/72157693256242851. (NJ) 1968 Dodge Coronet 440 2-dr hard top S/N RQB3388. Moondust Silver/red. 77,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. One of the last Altman-Neuman Avanti IIs. Chevrolet 305-ci V8.Turbo 350 auto. All factory brightwork, trim and glass is in great condition. Original spare wheel and tire. SW gauges that remain fully functional, including factory clock. This car was fitted with a factory Blaupunkt radio. A/C converted to R134a. No rust issues. Recent service: new valve covers and gaskets, air cleaner, fuel pump, hoses & belts and rubber trim. New engine oil, coolant and filters, full transmission service including replacement of seals, gaskets and flush and refill with new fluid, new front brake calipers, pads and hoses. $20,000. Contact Harlan, Ph: 804.543.4562, email: has250@comcast.net. (VA) 1984 Chevrolet El Camino IROC-S pickup S/N 161001133. Onyx Black/maroon. 13,763 miles. Inline 6, 3-spd manual. Spectacular no-expensespared concours-level restoration. Meticulous attention to detail. Incredibly rare factory black paint car with special-order interior. Three-position convertible top. Includes owner identification card, owner service policy, jack and removable side curtains. $149,900. Daniel Schmitt & Co. Contact Daniel, Ph: 314.291.7000, email: info@schmitt. com. Website: www.schmitt.com/inventory/1954kaiser-darrin-161-sport-roadster/. (MO) 1957 Ford Thunderbird convertible Honduras Maroon Metallic/Fawn. 45,378 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. An exceptional, NCRS Top-Flight two-top convertible with its numbers-matching, fuel-injected 327 engine. Seven-time NCRS TopFlight award winner. Tons of photos, additional information and documentation available online. $139,999 OBO. Ride Quality Motors. Contact Austin, Ph: 805.202.4557, email: info@rqmotor.com. Website: www.1962fuelie.com/. (CA) 1962 Pontiac Catalina convertible S/N WH23F8G173967. Sunflower Yellow/white. 59,000 miles. V8, 3-spd automatic. 318-ci, 2-barrel with dual exhaust, ps, pb, white vinyl top, split-bench seat, a/c, heat and defrost, tinted glass, bumper guards, drip rail and rocker moldings, styled road wheels, Cooper radial 15-inch tires, broadcast sheet, low original miles and recent repaint. $29,000 OBO. Contact Richard L, Ph: 513.678.1274, email: ls3_camaro@yahoo.com. (OH) 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 coupe S/N 1GCCW80H1ER210934. White & blue & red/ maroon. V8, automatic. The El Camino IROC-S series was a limited custom offering that produced approximately 15 vehicles characterizing an IROC Pace Truck. To be offered at fourth annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction, September 18–19, 2020, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY; to consign or register to bid, call or visit us online. Saratoga Motorcar Auctions. Contact Bill, Ph: 518.401.5180, email: bill.windham@ saratogaautomuseum.org. Website: www. saratogaautoauction.org/. (NY) RACE 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Alan Fraser racer S/N D7FH10789. Starmist Blue/blue. 25,802 miles. V8, automatic. Beautifully restored, great daily driving and completely rust-free example. In its original Starmist Blue factory color paint with a matching blue soft top, and loaded with factory specifications and desirable options including Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission ($212), Swift Sure power brakes ($38), Master Guide power steering ($69), power windows ($70), engine dress kit, Magic Air heater and defroster ($85), original Town & Country radio ($100), electric clock ($15), full wheel covers, whitewall tires ($30), rear fender skirts, dual exhausts, safety belts and its original 312/245-hp D-code V8 engine. $42,500 OBO. West Coast Classics LLC. Contact Larry, Ph: 424.376.5151, email: wcclassics@aol.com. Website: www. WestCoastClassics.com. (CA) FOLLOW SCM S/N 362D7040. Red/white. V8, 4-spd manual. To be offered at fourth annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction, September 18–19, 2020, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY; to consign or register to bid, call or visit us online. Saratoga Motorcar Auctions. Contact Bill, Ph: 518.401.5180, email: bill.windham@saratogaautomuseum.org. Website: www.saratogaautoauction.org/. (NY) 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 Split-Window coupe S/N 0F02Z133517. Grabber Blue/black. 28,103 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Hemmings Concours d’Elegance winner. To be offered at fourth annual Saratoga Motorcar Auction, September 18–19, 2020, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY; to consign or register to bid, call or visit online. Saratoga Motorcar Auctions. Contact Bill, Ph: 518.401.5180, email: bill.windham@ saratogaautomuseum.org. Website: www. saratogaautoauction.org/. (NY) 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 replica 2-dr hard top Blue & white/white. V8, 4-spd manual. The Alan Fraser Tiger 2-door hard top race car, aka “the Monster.” Autosport class winner 1966, successful in numerous races and hillclimbs in Tenerife and Spain during the ‘60s and ‘70s. Current owner since 1982. Ran at Monterey Ford Centenary in 2003 and has been racing ever since. Call for full details Contact Chris, Ph: 310.849.5598, email: misssanfrancisco@ aol.com. (CA) © S/N 30837S108028. Daytona Blue/dark blue. V8, 4-spd manual. Numbers-matching, very original, iconic one-year-only Split-Window Corvette, finished in arguably the most desirable color combination offered. Beautifully maintained and carefully owned by former exotic-sports-car service business owner. Complete with original manuals and literature, original-style wheels and original floor mats. See Web link for additional photos. Contact Pat, Ph: 952.454.6618, email: pcotter33@gmail.com. Website: www.jaguarguy.wixsite.com/corvette. (MN) 184 S/N 344870E166189. Burnished Gold 58/black. 10,000 miles. V8, 4-spd manual. Engine and body rebuilt and painted by local professional engine and body shops. Power windows, locks and trunk, Tic-Toc-Tach. All Ram Air components on engine. Red inner-wheel wells, Rally 1 wheels. I have all documents on all work done on car. Can provide all vendors who restored car. $60,000 OBO. Contact Jerry, Ph: 262.497.3747, email: mr1970olds@att. net. (WI) 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. Advertising/Marketing lifestyle experience featuring fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine. In every way, the legend is unsurpassed. 3020 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com. www.barrett-jackson.com (AZ) Island Omni Plantation Resort. Hollywood Wheels… Where Great Cars Are Bought & Sold! www.hollywoodwheels.com Premier Auction Group. Leake Auctions. 800.722.9942. Motorwerks Marketing. 480.228.1881. Founded on a passion for the special interest, classic and collector automotive marketplace, Motorwerks is a full-service marketing and creative agency. With a focus on crafting a high impact, highly effective, budget- and time-sensitive message, Motorwerks brings a level of industry expertise that is tailor made to meet your brand’s objectives. We only service clients in the Specialty Automotive arena and like you, our team are first and foremost true automotive enthusiasts. Ask us what we can do for you! Info@MotorwerksMarketing.com www.MotorwerksMarketing.com (AZ) Advisor Services Gooding & Company. Visions In Vehicles. Your car should be enjoyable. Let us help you keep it that way! We guide clients through their restoration project or car build, or can assist in private collection curation, events and valuation. Please visit our website for full details and service descriptions. Customer focus and satisfaction is our number one goal. If you are just starting down the road or have reached a crossroads, put our 25-plus years of experience to work for you. Contact us today! 205.470.0191, email john@visionsinvehicles.com, website www.visionsinvehicles.com Auction Companies GAA Classic Cars Auction, Artcurial Motorcars. 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) Greensboro, NC. 1.855.862.2257. A classic, muscle and unique vehicle auction experience. Offering 650-plus vehicles three times per year: spring, summer and fall. All presented in a climate-controlled, enclosed, permanent, dedicated facility affectionately called “The Palace”. GAA Classic Cars brings you a customer-oriented team full of southern hospitality, a floor team with many years of classic auction experience and a selection of vehicles that continues to evolve and grow with each sale. www.gaaclassiccars.com, 1.855.862.2257 (NC) 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 186 310.899.1960. 310.526.6594. 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) 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 Leake Auction Company was established in 1972 as one of the first car auctions in the country. More than 40 years later, Leake has sold over 34,000 cars and currently operates auctions in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas. Recently they have been featured on several episodes of three different reality TV series — “Fast N Loud” on Discovery, “Dallas Car Sharks” on Velocity and “The Car Chasers” on CNBC Prime. www.leakecar.com (OK) 844-5WE-SELL. The auction professionals that have been taking care of you for the last two decades have partnered together to create a team that is dedicated to providing the utmost customer service and auction experience. We applied our 83 years of auction experience to build a platform ensuring that every aspect of our company exceeds your expectations. Join us for the Gulf Coast Classic March 17 & 18, in Punta Gorda, FL. 844-5WE-SELL / 844-593-7355 www.premierauctiongroup.com info@premierauctiongroup.com New England Auto Auction. 207.594.4418. Presented by the Owls Head Transportation Museum, the New England Auto Auction™ is the nation’s largest and longest-running event in its class that operates solely to preserve the legacy of transportation’s earliest pioneers. Over more than four decades, NEAA™ has continuously raised the bar by connecting discerning enthusiasts and collectors with rare and sought-after automobiles. Web: owlshead.org Email: auction@ohtm.org Raleigh Classic Car Auctions. 919.269.5271 BUY — SELL — SPECTATE We are proud to offer some of the most desirable, low mileage, original and collectible vintage automobiles nationwide. Offering 300-plus vehicles twice each year in June and December — all within modern, well ventilated, temperature controlled and very comfortable facilities. The Raleigh Classic Car Auctions offers honesty and unmatched customer service for everyone involved to make the buying or selling process fun and stress-free. WWW.RALEIGHCLASSIC.COM INFO@RALEIGHCLASSIC.COM 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 and exotics. www.classic-carauction.com (CA) RM Sotheby’s. 800.211.4371. RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. For further information, visit www.RMSothebys.com (CAN) Petersen Auction Group of Hollywood Wheels Auctions & Shows 800.237.8954. Hollywood Wheels is a premier auction house that specializes in Porsche sports cars, European exotics, American classics and historical race cars. Each year, during the Amelia Island Car Week, they host the Amelia Island Select & Auto Retro™ within the ballroom of the Amelia Oregon. 541.689.6824. Hosting car auctions in Oregon since 1962. We have three annual Auctions: February, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR; July, Douglas County 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 Russo and Steele Collector Auto- mobile Auctions. 602.252.2697. Specializing in the finest American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles and European sports; Russo and Steele hosts three record-breaking auctions per year; Newport Beach in June; Monterey, CA, every August; 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 Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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in the industry. Fax: 602.252.6260. 7722 East Gray Road, Suite C Scottsdale, AZ 85260. info@russoandsteele.com, www.russoandsteele.com (AZ) tory of parts in North America to build and maintain your dream Alfa. We carry restoration, maintenance and exclusive performance parts for Giulietta through the new 4C. Newly developed parts introduced regularly. Check our website or social media for new arrivals, tech tips and special offers. www.centerlinealfa.com (CO) Appraisals Saratoga Motorcar Auctions. Located in Saratoga Springs, NY, the fourth annual Saratoga Motorcar Auctions returns September 18 & 19, 2020. Proceeds help to fund the educational programs of the Saratoga Automobile Museum. To consign a vehicle, register to bid, or to learn more about the Saratoga Motorcar Auctions, visit www.saratogamotorcarauction.org Gooding & 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) Automobilia Beverly Hills Car Club is one of the 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 W. Yoder Auction. 920.787.5549 . W. Yoder Auction holds the only semiannual collector car auction in the state of Wisconsin open to the public where anyone can buy and anyone can sell! But we don’t stop there. We specialize in collections and sell it all! Contact us today. info@wyoderauction.com. Learn more about us at wyoderauction.com and like us on Facebook. Automodello. 877.343.2276. 1:12 1967 Gurney Spa-winner handsigned by Dan Gurney ONE24™ Cadillac, Delahaye, Delage, Ford, Iso Grifo, Lincoln in 1:24 scale ONE43™ Cadillac, Ford, Lincoln, Sunbeam in 1:43 scale Hand-built Limited Edition Resin Art™ 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 catalog-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) Alfa Romeo Automotive Restorations. Centerline International. (888) 750-ALFA (2532). Exclusively Alfa Romeo for over 35 years. You can rely on our experience and the largest inven- April 2020 Passion for automobiles made visible Created from over 100 components, this highly detailed 3 dimensional artist’s model of the iconic five dials is inspired by the early 911 dash, complete with functioning clock. Each dial is hand crafted and assembled by the artist. Customization is available. Limited edition, signed and numbered. Many 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 bid- 10% SCM Discount — SCM19MP on Automodello.com The Werk Shop. 847.295.3200. Coachbuilt Press. 215.925.4233. 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) BMW full and partial restorations has been our main focus for over 20 years. We build show winners and awesome daily drivers. Our shop is located 30 minutes north of O’Hare Airport in Libertyville, Illinois. We also provide our clients with collection management, temperature/humidity-controlled storage, show assistance and private treaty sales. We’ve built an international reputation on our rich history of restoring both pre- and post-war BMWs and are honored to be recognized for the care and quality of our work. Our collectors have won numerous prestigious awards at Pebble Beach, Hilton Head and many other concours. Contact us by phone or via our website: www.thewerkshop.com (IL) Buy/Sell/General Blackhawk Collection, Inc. 925.736.3444. One of the world’s foremost companies specializing in buying and selling classic cars for clients around the globe for over 45 years. Over the years, many of the greatest cars in the world have passed through the doors of the Blackhawk Collection. Visit our website at www.blackhawkcollection.com BMW largest European classic car dealerships in the nation, with an extensive inventory spanning over 135,000 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) more unique motoring gifts available at www.motorology.com Motorology, LLC Williston, VT 617.209.9902 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 ding 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 California Car Cover Company. 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. Charles Prince Classic Cars. Based in London, we are specialists in the finest historic motorcars and in contact with dealers and collectors from around the world. We offer the best advice and service in the collector car field. Int T: (0)798 5988070 or email: sales@ charlesprinceclassiccars.com www.charlesprinceclassiccars.com 187


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. with new owners, and our showrooms house a diverse inventory of nearly 200 vehicles. If you are buying, selling or exploring your options to manage your collection, choose Hyman Ltd to serve your needs. 2310 Chaffee Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-524-6000. sales@hymanltd.com Corvette America. 800.458.3475. Chequered Flag. 310.827.8665. Chequered Flag is Los Angeles’ best known classic car dealer. We specialize in European classic and sports cars, particularly air-cooled Porsches. We have over 100 classics in inventory including over 25 Porsches. We appreciate our many repeat customers with over 15,000 cars bought and sold since 1986. www.ChequeredFlag.com sales@chequeredflag.com (CA) The #1 manufacturer & supplier of interiors, parts and wheels for all generations of Corvettes. Our Pennsylvania manufacturing facility produces the finest quality Corvette interiors and our distribution center is stocked with thousands of additional Corvette-related products. Corvette America is a member of the RPUI family of companies. www.CorvetteAmerica.com (PA) DriverSource. 281.497.1000. Classic Auto Mall — One of the largest Classic Car Facility’s in the world, with nearly eight acres under one roof in a climate controlled, secure, indoor showroom. Over 800 vehicles on display/for sale. The Ultimate Destination for Classic and Specialty Cars, located one hour west of Philadelphia on the Turnpike in Morgantown, Pennsylvania. Consignments invited, single car or entire collections. Worldwide marketing coverage. Call 888.227.0914 or visit us at www.ClassicAutoMall.com Pursuing & Preserving Fine Automobiles Since 2005, DriverSource is a leading specialist in the classic collector car market. Our concept of sales, service and storage is tailor made to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle. To learn more about our services or inventory, please give as a call or contact us via email. sales@driversource.com. www.driversource.com Paul Russell and Company. Legendary Motorcar Company. 905.875.4700. Since 1985, Legendary Motorcar Company has specialized in buying, selling and restoring some of the rarest cars in existence. For sale, in our 150-car showroom you’ll find, ultra-rare muscle cars, European sports cars and modern performance cars. In our 75,000 square-foot facility, our highly-skilled craftsmen perform complete award-winning restorations. Whether you are buying one special car or building a museum, our collection management services will help you make the right decisions. Over 30 years in business, we have grown to become the nation’s premier collector and performance car facility. www.legendarymotorcar.com (ON) 978.768.6919. www.paulrussell.com. Specializing in the sales of 1970s and earlier great European classics since 1978. You can rely on our decades of knowledge and experience with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and other fine collectibles. Guidance is given with an emphasis on building long-term relationships. Contact our Classic Car Sales team via email at: sales@paulrussell.com (MA) Precious Metals: Fine Motorcars of San Diego. 619.515.2220. We are one of the Premier Classic Exotic Dealerships in Southern California since 2004. Owned by Dr. Perry and Judith Mansfield, we buy, sell, consign and provide auction management. American Classics, Vintage European, Modern Performance. Help with exhibiting client vehicles at car shows. Our showroom hosts private events, art shows and club meetings. Precious Metals is passionate about making your car experience first class. Contact David Young 619.515.2220, sales@pmautos.com, www.pmautos.com (CA) Girardo & Co. +44 (0) 203 621 2923. Girardo & Co. provide clients with a specialist service offering expert advice in buying, selling and sourcing classic cars at the very top end of the collector’s market, whilst delivering the best possible service to clients. www.girardo.com info@girardo.com Luxury Brokers International. 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 three 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) Gullwing Motor Cars stocks more 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 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 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) Vintage Motors of Sarasota. 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-plus examples in the beautiful museum district of tropical Sarasota, FL. www.vintagemotorssarasota.com (FL) West Coast Classics. 424.376.5151. Paramount Automotive Group/ Copley Motorcars. 781.444.4646. Copley Motorcars has been trading in sports and classics for over 20 years out of its suburban Boston showroom, specializing in vintage Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Land Rover Defender. And now a second showroom — CopleyWest — has opened in Newport Beach, California. www.copleymotorcars.com copleycars@gmail.com (MA) www.copleywest.com pat@copleywest.com (CA) 188 Hyman Ltd Classic Cars. 314.524.6000. After more than 30 years in business, Hyman Ltd stands proudly as one of the most respected names in the global collector-car trade. Whether your interests focus on concours champions, brass-era powerhouses or newmillennium icons, Hyman Ltd’s unique approach and unrivaled experience helps you navigate a rapidly evolving marketplace. Our highly successful consignment program placed some of the world’s most significant motorcars Foreign Cars Italia. 888.929.7202. Since 1989, we have offered all the exclusive brands that you have ever dreamed about. Offering new and used Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche in Greensboro, NC, Aston Martin, Bentley and Maserati in Charlotte, NC and Porsche in Hickory, NC. We sell, buy and trade. Visit us at www. Paramountauto.com or www.ForeignCarsItalia.com (NC) West Coast Classics are internationally renowned California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying and selling of rare and classic European and American classic cars. Southern California location at 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance. 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Car Storage Collector Car Insurance Peace of Mind with J.C. Taylor Insurance. Get a FREE instant quote online at www.JCTaylor.com English CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. CARS are now able to offer secure indoor vehicle storage solutions at its new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Los Angeles. Contact CARS directly to discuss your vehicle storage requirements and find out more about the many services that we offer. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Classic Car Transport Barrett-Jackson is proud to endorse a new breed of insurance for classic, antique, exotic, special-interest, contemporary classic and limited-edition cars. 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. Aston Martin of New England. 781.547.5959. 85 Linden Street, Waltham, MA 02452. Proudly appointed Aston Martin Heritage Dealer for the USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com (MA) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. Aston Martin parts, service, repair and restoration. From an oil change to a concours-winning restoration, we do it all. Modern upgrades for power steering, window motors, fuel systems and more. Feltham Fast performance parts in stock. We also cater to all British and European cars and motorcycles. www.kevinkayrestorations.net (CA) AUTOSPORT DESIGNS, INC. 631.425.1555. All Aston Martin models welcome regardless of age, as new inevitably become old! Routine servicingcomplete mechanical restorations/rebuilds — cosmetic repair/paintwork to complete frame-off restoration. Large inventory of parts. All services as well as our current unventory of automobiles for sale can be seen at www.autosportdesigns.com (NY) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936. Gripping the wheel of your dream car and starting the engine for the first time is a high point for any enthusiast. We are the premier enclosed auto transport company that will ensure your car arrives safely for that experience. For over 35 years, our standards for excellence have had clients returning time and time again. Trust the Best. Trust Intercity Lines. www.Intercitylines.com Grundy Insurance. 888.647.8639. James A. Grundy invented Agreed Value Insurance in 1947; no one knows more about insuring collector cars than Grundy! With no mileage limitations, zero deductible*, low rates, and high liability limits, our coverages are specifically designed for collector car owners. Grundy can also insure your daily drivers, pickup trucks, trailers, motorhomes, and more — all on one policy and all at their Agreed Value. www.grundy.com (PA) Events—Concours, Car Shows tires, including inventory from Ron Leonard. Jim Feldman. 503.706.8250 Fax 503.646.4009. Email: jim@jwfrestoration.com (OR) Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival. The South: a place where tea is sweet, people are darlin’, moss is Spanish and, come autumn, cars are plentiful. This fall, HHI Motoring Festival returns to the towns of Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head Island, SC. Join us this fall — October 30–November 1, 2020 — in the land of Southern hospitality. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. Passport Transport. 800.736.0575. 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 Hagerty 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). Hagerty also offers overseas shipping/touring insurance coverage, commercial coverage and club liability coverage. For more information, call or visit www.hagerty.com (MI) Classic Showcase has been an industry leader in the restoration, service and sale of classic Jaguars, and most other fine British automobiles. 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) Lajollaconcours.com. Earning the Fourintune Garage Inc. 262.375.0876. www.fourintune.com. Complete ground-up restoration on British marques — specializing in Austin-Healeys since 1976. Experience you can trust, satisfied customers nationwide. Visit our website for details on our restoration process, which includes a complete quotation on Healeys. Located in historic Cedarburg — just minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. Reliable Carriers Inc. 800-521-6393. 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 are shipping the car of your dreams from one location to another, one American transportation company does it all. www.reliablecarriers.com April 2020 The Quail, A Motorsports GathJ.C. Taylor Insurance. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified — J.C. Taylor Insurance has provided dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle for over 50 years. Agreed Value Coverage in the continental U.S., and Alaska. Drive Through Time With JWF Restorations Inc. Specializ- ing in AC restoration from street to concours, U.S. Registrar AC Owners Club (U.K.). Now selling AC parts and ering. 831.620.8879. A prominent component of Monterey Car Week, The Quail is a world-renowned motorsports event featuring one of the world’s finest and rarest collections of vintage automobiles and motorcycles. The Quail maintains its intimacy and exclusivity by limiting admission through lottery ticket allocations. Admission is inclusive of six gourmet culinary pavilions, 189 reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. Experience World Class Cars and World Class Experience on April 17–19, 2020. Register and purchase tickets at lajollaconcours.com, or call 619.233.5008, for more information. (CA)


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. caviar, oysters, fine wines, specialty cocktails, champagne, and more. Web: signatureevents.peninsula.com (CA) Ferrari Financial Services. SCCA’s San Francisco Region (SFR) Concours Chapter has been sanctioning concours d’elegance since 1952. SCCA provides judges, field crew and scorers at each SCCA-sanctioned concours. To exhibit your motorcar, contact the event organizers listed on each event’s own web page. SCCA SFR Concours d’Elegance Chapter is honored to sanction the following concours: Coyote Creek June 28, 2020 www.coyotecreekconcours.com Hillsborough July 12, 2020 www.hillsboroughconcours.org Ferndale September 13, 2020 www.ferndaleconcours.org Danville September 20, 2020 www.danville-delegance.org Niello October 4, 2020 www.theconcours.net SFR-SCCA seeks new judges and field crew. Contact Jim Perell at japerell@ icloud.com or 916-765-9739. concourscca.org Art’s Star Classics. 800.644.STAR WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. 831.242.8200. WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is home to the legendary Corkscrew, which has been the scene of many famous racing memories. The 2019 premier-event season includes the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, IMSA, Trans Am, Ferrari Racing Days, World Superbike and IndyCar’s season finale at the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey. For tickets, camping and hospitality contact www.WeatherTechRaceway.com or call 831.242.8200. Finance (1.800.644.7827). 30 years of expertise in new and hard to find parts, as well as component restoration for all Mercedes from 1931–1971. Servicing owners and restorers worldwide. Star Classics also offers: Sales and Acquisitions of all ’50s and ’60s Mercedes and restoration project management for car owners so they realize the car of their dreams. Contact us today: info@artsstarclassics.com www.artsstarclassics.com International Phone #: 1.602.397.5300 Scott Grundfor Company. Bud’s Benz. 800.942.8444. At Classic Car Capital 310.254.9704, Ext. 1. Maximize the return on your passion by recapitalizing the equity in your vintage cars. Whether to expand your collection, invest or for personal use, you decide how to use the funds. With unparalleled experience, service and expertise in this highly specialized lending, we understand the market and needs of the collector. Whether using one car or multiple cars as collateral, we offer lines of credit with no origination fees or prepayment penalties. 190 Bud’s, we sell a full line of MercedesBenz parts for cars from the 1950s through the 1980s. We do minor and major service work on most Mercedes. Restoration work; including paint, interior, mechanical and other services are available. We pride ourselves in doing work that is tailored to our customers’ needs and budgets. We also (locally) work on later-model Mercedes, BMW, and Mini Coopers. Computer diagnostics and work related to keeping your daily driver on the road are all available at Bud’s. www.budsbenz.com (GA) 805.474.6477. Since the 1970s, Scott Grundfor Company has set the bar with best of show cars. Four decades later, we continue our long and rich tradition of excellence in the collectible car and restoration market. As trusted and respected Mercedes-Benz experts, we strive to not only continue the restoration and sales excellence we’ve worked so hard to develop, but to also bring awareness to the appreciation, preservation and history of the automobile. scott@scottgrundfor.com www.scottgrundfor.com (CA) Import/Export The Lamborghini Club America is the world’s largest organization of Lamborghini owners and enthusiasts. Inclusive to both vintage and modern Lamborghini owners, the Lamborghini Club America is a critical asset to the Lamborghini ownership experience. Membership includes La Vita Lamborghini magazine, a carbon fiber member card, special pricing at most authorized dealers for parts and service, and much more. Join today at: www.LamborghiniClubAmerica.com Leasing 201.816.2670. 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. European Collectibles Inc. 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. Located in Orange County, CA, between Los Angeles and San Diego. Sales@europeancollectibles.com or visit our website www.europeancollectibles.com (CA) J.J. BEST BANC & CO. provides financing on classic cars ranging from 1900 to today. Visit our website at www.jjbest.com or call 1.800.USA.1965 and get a loan approval in as little as five minutes! German Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. 1.866.MB.CLASSIC. 1.866.622.5277). The trusted center of competence for all classic Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. Located in Irvine, CA, the Classic Center is the only sales and restoration facility in the U.S. exclusively operated by Mercedes-Benz. Over 50,000 Genuine Mercedes-Benz Classic Parts in its assortment. From small services to full ground-up restorations, work is always true to original. Ever-changing showcase of for-sale vehicles. We are your trusted source. www.mbclassiccenter.com (CA) expertise and knowledge to ensure it arrives in perfect condition, on time, and with no unexpected costs. CARS are able to action any shipping request through its own offices in the U.K., New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and via its network of global agents. Whether your vehicle needs to be transported by road, sea or air freight, please get in touch and allow CARS to take the worry and stress out of your shipment needs. History has proven that CARS are the team to trust. Do not take any chances with your pride and joy — hand it to the people that will care for it as their own. Fax: +1 (310) 695 6584 Email: info@carsusa.com www.carsusa.com Cosdel International Transportation. Since 1960, Cosdel International Transportation has been handling international shipments by air, ocean and truck. Honest service, competitive pricing and product expertise have made Cosdel the natural shipping choice for the world’s best-known collectors, dealers and auction houses. If you are moving a car, racing or rallying, or attending a concours event overseas, Cosdel is your comprehensive, worldwide resource for all of your nationwide and international shipping needs. We are your automobile Export Import Experts. 415.777.2000 carquotes@cosdel.com. www.cosdel.com (CA) Italian Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. With more than 30 years in the industry and worldwide clientele in dealing in European race and sports cars, specializing in classic Ferraris of the ’50s and ’60s. www.ferrari4you.com CARS. 310.695.6403. For more than two decades, CARS (Classic Automotive Relocation Services) has looked after some of the most irreplaceable motorcars in the world. If you need your vehicle transported, CARS have the Luxury Lease Partners LLC. 201.822.4870. LLP is a self-funded exotic car lessor that does not follow conventional lending rules, such as Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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scores, debt-to-income ratios or comparable borrowing requirements. LLP can provide lease financing on any exotic car from $50,000 to $5 million, regardless of your credit history. If you own a car and need cash, LLP provides sale/lease-back financing so you can keep driving your car! Contact us at info@luxuryleasepartners.com Multimedia Publications Restoration — General National Parts Depot. 800-874Turtle Garage provides readers Premier Financial Services. 877.973.7700. As a serious sports car enthusiast, you’re always seeking a better driving experience. Your high standards should also apply to car financing. Since 1997, Premier Financial Services has been recognized by countless owners for our integrity, deep understanding of the sports car market, high level of customer service and ability to tailor flexible leasing solutions. If you’ve never considered leasing, let us explain how it could be your best financing alternative. If you’ve leased from others in the past, let us show you how we’re different. Either way, you’ll benefit from starting or ending your search for a better financing experience by contacting us at 877.973.7700. Learn more at www.premierfinancialservices.com (CT) with unique insights into the collector vehicle market and the broader automotive industry. Our exclusive content focuses on vintage motorcycles, modern classics, and the exciting future of the automobile — including developments in ride-hailing, electrification and autonomous driving. We produce diverse articles on travel, restoration projects, book reviews, auction analysis, vehicle summaries and relevant automotive industry news. “Turtle Garage is a must-read. Subscribe today.” — Keith Martin, Sports Car Market www.turtlegarage.com Museums Original Parts Group Inc. 800LeMay—America’s Car Museum Putnam Leasing. 866.90.LEASE. For over 30 years, Putnam Leasing has been the leader in exotic, luxury, and collector car leasing. This honor comes from Putnam’s unique ability to match the car of your dreams with a lease designed just for you. Every Putnam Lease is written to provide maximum flexibility while conserving capital, lowering monthly payments, and maximizing tax advantages. Its Putnam’s way of letting you drive more car for less money. For leases ranging from $50,000 to more than $1 million, with terms extending up to 84 months, contact the oldest and most experienced leasing company in the country by calling 1.866.90.LEASE. Or just visit www.putnamleasing.com Legal celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile. Named the Best Museum in Western Washington, the fourlevel, 165,000-square-foot 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) Parts, Accessories & Car Care 243-8355. At Original Parts Group, we are proud to be the largest USA supplier of in-stock restoration parts for your classic GM A, B, C, E and G-body vehicle, including newly released Cadillac CTS, ATS, STS, Escalade, EXT and XLR. 100% privately owned to serve you better, since 1982. We are devoted to quality parts and customer service. Visit OPGI.com today or call today to order your free parts catalog. (CA) 7595. We stock huge inventories of concours-correct restoration parts for: 1965–73 and 1979–93 Mustang 1967–81 Camaro & Firebird 1964–72 GTO, Tempest & LeMans 1964–87 Chevelle, Malibu & El Camino 1948–96 F-Series Ford Truck 1947–98 C/K 1/2-ton Chevy Truck 1966–96 Bronco 1955–57 Thunderbird www.nationalpartsdepot.com TOURANIL Leather by AERISTO +1 (817) 624-8400. A deep passion for classic automobiles has led AERISTO’s founder Christian Schmidt to develop an authentic line of classic, vegetable tanned leathers. AERISTO, the market leader for high end, technical aviation leathers is now proud to offer their TOURANIL article to the restoration community. All raw materials are sourced from premium South German bull hides, available in stock in a wide array of colors. Please reach out to AERISTO to learn more. info@aeristo.com www.aeristo.com Automotive Restorations. QuickSilver Exhaust Systems. 011 AmericanMuscle 877.887.1105. Starting out in 2003, AmericanMuscle quickly rose to be one of the leading aftermarket Mustang parts providers in the business. With the addition of Challenger parts in 2018, AmericanMuscle provides the most sought-after products, accessories and fast shipping. AmericanMuscle.com Vintage Car Law. 717.884.9010. Bryan W. Shook, Esquire, acts for and represents leading antique and collector car dealers, brokers, restoration houses, and private individuals Internationally. He has been responsible for innumerable and prominent cases, distinguishing himself with his unparalleled knowledge of automobiles and network of contacts, experts and clients. He is redefining automotive law. www.vintagecarlaw.com (PA) Dr Beasley’s. Using better products to care for your vehicle can make all the difference in the world. So start with quality products like Dr. Beasley’s. Located in Chicago, IL, Dr. Beasley’s manufactures detailing products that have amazing ease of use and the performance that professional detailers require. All of our products have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so try them for yourself. Or if you’d rather, hire one of our Authorized Detailers for the ultimate in car care and protection. Visit www.drbeasleys.com or call us at 773.404.1600. Let us know SCM sent you. April 2020 44 1428 687722. Our customers are sophisticated enthusiasts who choose our exhaust systems for various reasons — originality, durability, weight reduction and enhanced sound. We’re the default choice for many of the most important classics. Originality is important, but there’s no reason why subtle improvements cannot be introduced. QuickSilver use superior materials and modern manufacturing techniques unavailable when the cars were new. http://quicksilver-exhausts.myshopify.com Racing Services Brightworks. 937.773.5127. BrightVintage Racing Services. 203.377.6745. Our full-service shop facility and experienced staff provide all aspects of racecar construction, setup and repair for production-based cars to purpose-built sports racers to formula cars. We can build a racecar from the ground up, restore your historic vintage racer to its former glory or maintain your racecar, all to ensure your maximum enjoyment. Our trackside support, transportation, racecar rental and coaching can round out your experience. Our sister company, Automotive Restorations Inc., offers high-quality upholstery, body and paint and panel fabrication services. www.automotiverestorations.com/vrs/home works has partnered with Ruote Borrani to be the only authorized restorer of Ruote Borrani wheels in the world, and to be a distributor for any new Ruote Borrani products in North America. We use the original Ruote Borrani drawings and blueprints to restore your wheels to exact factory standards and offset. Additionally, we use the correct font letter/number stamps to re-create all of the original markings to restore your Borrani wheels to be factory original, correct and certified. www.brightworkrestoration.com (OH) 203.377.6745. Founded in 1978, we are well-established practitioners of the art and craft of vehicle restoration, 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 produces 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 191


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Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 Ext. 218 for information; e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com. Hahn Auto Restoration. Classic Showcase. 760.758.6100. For over 35 years, we’ve been restoring automotive history by creating driver-, show/driver-, show- and preservationlevel restorations for collectors worldwide. Our world-class facilities consist of a team of passionate and dedicated craftsmen 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) 724.452.4329. We take pride in offering concours-level collector car restoration, recommissioning, custom builds and repair services. With our experienced staff and cutting-edge technology, we can restore your car back to its original beauty and help it perform better than when it was first driven off the lot! We understand how much your classic car means to you and we will treat your restoration or repair with the quality care and respect it deserves — getting the job done right the first time. We believe that a restoration should last a lifetime and beyond, so we strive to provide our clients with quality restoration services that will last for generations. www.hahnautorestoration.com Our team of 8 craftsmen with over 165 years experience have risen to the top, becoming a Certified Hagerty Expert Collision Repair Facility and in-house Certified Glasurit paint shop. www.ontheroadagainclassics.com about who we are and how we can help with your next project. 262.339.0180, www.paruchautomotivecraftsmanship. com (WI) Palm Beach Classics. 561.568.5906. Palm Beach Classics has grown over the last decade into a well-respected restoration facility and automotive sales center known around the world. Backed up with a very strong reputation, we provide high-quality restorations on classic Mercedes-Benz. We value our customers through excellence in our work and service. Our parts department is top notch and has a rare variety of hard-to-find original Mercedes-Benz parts. Email: Office@ palmbeachclassics.com www.palmbeachclassics.com (FL) D. L. George Historic Motorcars. 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. 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 both buyers and sellers enjoying expert representation. Email Sales@FantasyJunction.com, www.FantasyJunction.com (CA) Jeff’s Resurrections has been Farland Classic Restoration. 303.761.1245. A complete facility offering concours-level restorations, repair and fabrication services. We work on all makes, and specialize in Ferrari, Mercedes and Porsche. Highly organized and fiscally responsible, we provide biweekly detailed billing to keep you abreast of the rapid progress of your project in every way. Check out our site for details. Email: info@farlandcars.com. www.farlandcarscom bringing some of the world’s finest cars back to life in a quiet corner of Central Texas for almost three decades. Founded in 1990, we are a full-service auto restoration facility specializing in classic, exotic and antique vehicles, whose work has won many awards. With a full-time team of ten skilled mechanics, metal craftsmen, specialist re-finishers and detailers, we offer complete mechanical and coachwork services. Our premises encompass 36,000 square feet of historic property that once housed a pre-war Dodge dealership in Taylor, Texas, just a short drive from downtown Austin, Austin Bergstrom International Airport and the Circuit of the Americas. 512.365.5346. www.jeffsresurrections.com (TX) Hjeltness Restoration. 760.746.9966. What began as attention to detail developed into love. We benefit from 34 years of disassembling original cars with the intent to restore yet also with an eye on the future, other restorers will need benchmarks to copy. If your own personal piece of history needs doing for the first time or the second please contact us. www.HjeltnessRestoration.com Prueitt Automotive Restoration. Since 1975. Al Prueitt and Sons is a family-owned and -operated Antique and Classic Auto Restoration business located in Glen Rock, PA. Restoring antique, classic and special interest cars. Performing all aspects of car restoration in our 10,000 sq. ft. facility including: upholstery, mechanical, electrical, engine rebuilds, bodywork, custom paint, interior and exterior woodworking and refinishing. Tel: 800.766.0035 or 717.428.1305, email: alprueittandsons@verizon.net 8 Winter Avenue, Glen Rock, PA 17327 Ragtops & Roadsters. Paramount Classic Cars. 844.650.9125. A 120,000 square foot facility located in Hickory, NC, offering a full-array of services including sales, consignments, complete restorations, engine and transmission rebuilding, metal-shaping and fabrication on classic cars. We specialize in American muscle and English cars but also work on a wide range of makes and models including all European models. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of quality workmanship and professional client services. We base our company policy on the Golden Rule; always treat the other person the way you want to be treated and always endeavor to do what is right and fair. Contact us for a free estimate on your classic. Email us at rtheiss@paramountauto.com for more information. www.paramountclassiccars.com 215.257.1202. For close to three decades Ragtops & Roadsters has provided maintenance, preservation and restoration services for British, German, Italian and other European marques. We offer a comprehensive array of services, including mechanical repair, engine rebuilding, interior trimming and coachwork; including paint and body repair. Let our talented craftsman put you back in the driver’s seat of your special classic car so you can enjoy it on the road again! info@ragtops.com www.ragtops.com (PA) RM Auto Restoration. 519.352.4575. RM Auto Restoration is North America’s leading classic car restoration facility. Whether it’s a complete “body-off” restoration, a partial restoration, or a cosmetic upgrade, our dedicated team of restoration perfectionists provides an unwavering commitment to deliver flawless work, and to the highest cosmetic presentation, every time. www.rmautorestoration.com Paruch Automotive CraftsmanOn the Road Again Classics. The Guild of Automotive Restor- ers. 905.775.0499. One of the most widely recognized names in the world of collector cars. As seen on Discovery, History and National Geographic TV. www.guildclassiccars.com (CAN) 192 408.782.1100. Northern California’s largest Classic & British auto restoration & repair shop is a 12,000 square foot facility under one roof! We opened our doors in 2008 and have restored over 20 Concours 1st place winners! ship. 262.339.0180. We are a small team of passionate craftsmen dedicated to delivering sophisticated automotive metal restoration. Our passion is restoring ’50s–’60s coach-built vehicles; especially Italian marques. Our capabilities include coach-built body restoration, metal shaping, fabrication, trim and exhaust fabrication, muscle car restoration... anything metal. We have been involved with a substantial pedigree of world-class vehicle restorations. For over 10 years, our workmanship has been shown and won awards at concours across the U.S. and Europe. Give us a call to learn more Sport and Specialty. 815.629.2717. We are specialists in Austin-Healey and Jaguar cars but have experience in a variety of other marques, to include; most British cars, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ferrari and early Lotus. Our work includes: All levels of restoration services, (full, mechanical, sympathetic, etc.), simple repairs, ongoing maintenance and vintage race preparation. We also offer full mechanical services; Engine, transmission, overdrive, differential and component rebuilds. www.sportandspecialty.com Sports Car Market RESOURCE DIRECTORY


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muscle and racing vehicles. info@TheCreativeWorkshop.com www.TheCreativeWorkshop.com The Paddock Classic Car RestoraThe Classic Auto Show. 203.233.7162. Whether you’re a collector, or working on your project car, or simply share a passion for the classics, The Classic Auto Show is for you. You’ll see over 2,000 classics, rub shoulders with your favorite auto celebrities, view LIVE restoration and auto detailing demos, shop a vendor marketplace and more. Buy Tickets or Display Your Car Today! www.TheClassicAutoShow.com tions. 860.224.1888. At The Paddock, our collective passion is the restoration and preservation of fine classic automobiles of any type/era. We strive to provide the highest possible quality in our results and approach every customer relationship with openness, honesty, constant communication, detailed documentation and with the highest ethical standards. Our 18,000 square foot facility is fully equipped and is staffed with highly skilled artisans, allowing us to provide a full array of services to our clients in a single location. Visit us in person at 285 Columbus Boulevard, New Britain, CT 06051, or online at www.ThePaddockCars.com The Creative Workshop. 954.920.3303. The Creative Workshop is a Pebble Beach award winning fullservice concours restoration shop located in South East Florida. Our 10,000+ sq. ft. facility provides comprehensive, in-house restoration and repair services as well as collection and event support. Creative is a multi-marque workshop, specializing in the forensic restoration of post-war European cars. However, we support our Clients’ diverse collections — and have extensive experience in antique, pre/post war American, minutes north of O’Hare Airport in Libertyville, Illinois. We also provide our clients with collection management, temperature/humidity-controlled storage, show assistance and private treaty sales. We’ve built an international reputation on our rich history of restoring both pre- and post-war BMWs and are honored to be recognized for the care and quality of our work. Our collectors have won numerous prestigious awards at Pebble Beach, Hilton Head and many other concours. Contact us by phone or via our website: www.thewerkshop.com (IL) Torque Classic Cars. 561.333.1868. Treasured Motorcar Services. The Werk Shop. 847.295.3200. BMW full and partial restorations has been our main focus for over 20 years. We build show winners and awesome daily drivers. Our shop is located 30 410.833.2329. Since 1980, a trusted provider for the highest quality maintenance, restoration, performance, paint, body, sales, and consignment of European sports/luxury vehicles, American classics, and muscle cars. We have completed numerous full and partial restorations on marques as diverse as Bandini, Dellow, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Mustang, and Corvette. Maintaining memories for your daily driver, weekend warrior or show stopper in our 22,500 sq. ft. facility with our dedicated full time staff. Let us help you enjoy your treasured motorcar the way it was meant to be. Follow our ongoing and completed projects and visit our website www.treasuredmotorcars.com We are your one stop for all your collector car needs. Located in sunny West Palm Beach, Florida. We specialize in restorations of European sports cars with a concentration in MercedesBenz and Jaguar. With a diverse team of master craftsmen we bring rolling works of art to life. Our in-house upholstery center and body shop allow us to give every project our undivided attention all under one roof. Storage and Consignments available. 561-333-1868 torqueclassiccars.com Valenti Classics Inc. 414.421.6300. Since 1991, we have been restoring cars back to exacting standards and building custom, one-of-a kind vehicles for customers all over the world. We are your one-stop shop. All restoration and mechanical services are met through our comprehensive shop. Expert body restoration, paint, fabrication, and upholstery. “Precisely Like You Want It. Even If You Want It Precisely Like It Was.” Visit valenticlassics.com to learn more or email inquiry@valenticlassics. com (WI) © April 2020 193


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Carl Bomstead eWatch “Grease” Pants Still Grab Attention The pants are 42 years old now, but Olivia Newton-John’s “Grease” outfit brings in the big bucks Thought Carl’s The 1978 film “Grease” is an iconic movie that is still popular to this day. The upbeat music, acting by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and the cool car all added to the allure of the film. At their November 2019 sale, Julien’s Auctions sold Olivia Newton-John’s movie memorabilia collection. It’s hard to forget the black sharkskin form-fitting pants that Newton-John wore singing “You’re the One That I Want” and “We Go Together” in the film. She was sewn into the pants each morning, and little was left to the imagination. They were offered along with an autographed photograph. They sold for a surprising $162,500. Boy, do those black pants bring back some youthful memories. During the recent Arizona Auction Week, Barrett-Jackson offered several thousand pieces of automobilia, with results ranging from under $100 to adult money. Here are a few that caught my eye while sitting through several days of the auction. AT: $80,500. Date: 1/18/2020. This large “cookie cutter” Pegasus horse sign had been restored and had neon added. The price paid was just plain silly money and then some. The sound you hear is holes being drilled into a $7,000 Mobil Pegasus sign so they can add neon and catch the rainbow that adds $60k–$75k pure profit. LOT 7307—1930s CHEVROLET SALES SERVICE NEON DEALERSHOWROOM CLOCK. SOLD AT: $1,725. Date: 1/13/2020. An attractive Chevrolet neon clock with a unique design. The inner face was stated to have been restored, and all else was in good order. Dealer clocks are very collectible, as well as being functional and decorative. The price paid was in line with recent sales. LOT 9499.2—MOBIL PEGASUS “LEFT FACING” PORCELAIN NEON SIGN. SOLD LOT 8406—BUGATTI OIL CAN. SOLD AT: $805. Date: 1/14/2020. This is a very rare Bugatti oil can, and it was a screaming deal. Rare as heck, and while this one was not in the best of condition, it was still a giveaway. The only explanation is that the Bugatti folks were not following the activities at Barrett-Jackson. There is a version with Pur Sang — the horse — which is even more rare. Good luck finding that one. tional condition, with no signs of wear or use. Perhaps it was never even used. It’s six feet tall and about five-and-a-half across. It was once part of the Mike Money Collection. Pricey but worth every penny. LOT 8294—DOUBLE-SIDED HUSKY OIL COMPANY PORCELAIN STATION SIGN. SOLD AT: $57,500. Date: 1/14/2020. Items from the Husky Oil Company from Montana are very desirable, and this wonderful sign sold for adult money. An identical sign sold at last year’s Barrett-Jackson automobilia auction for $43,500, so the seller did just fine here. I do doubt if this outlier sale will be duplicated in the near future. LOT 9490—CHEVROLET DOUBLE-SIDED NEON PORCELAIN DEALERSHIP SIGN. SOLD AT: $36,800. Date: 1/18/2020. This is a very desirable and impressive Chevrolet dealership sign in excep- at Portland, OR, and at additional mailing offices. Subscription rates are $75 for 12 monthly issues in the U.S., $105 Canada, $135 Mexico, Europe, Asia/Africa/Middle East. 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. 194 SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Automotive Investor Media Group, 401 NE 19th Ave, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232. Periodicals postage paid LOT 9387.2—FERRARI STREET CLOCK. SOLD AT: $33,350. Date: 1/17/2020. This was one of four street clocks Ferrari commissioned to accompany the first Enzo supercars at their auto-show debuts. It is 90 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds, complete with Scuderia logo and Enzo Ferrari signature. An impressive go-with for an impressive collection of Ferraris. If you can afford the cars, then the price of the clock is no biggie. ♦ POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 4797, Portland, OR 97208 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports Car Market